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2008 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (rental)

2008 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (rental)

Used this one on the 2008 Highway1 tour. Not the best bike for the curves of HW1 but did ok :)


2008 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (rental)

2008 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (rental)

Rental: 2 weeks for April 2008 Route66 tour Mileage logged: 4700 km Comments: Not a big fan of the improved "fly-by-wire" gas BUT the new brakes on the 2008 HD RULE. So much better than the old ones....so much.


2007 KTM 990 Adventure (rental)

2007 KTM 990 Adventure (rental)

Pretty awsome bike I rode for 4500 kms during the Kiwi tour in January 2008. Did like most of the bike, disliked the way the ABS brakes behaved with knobby tires on tight turns of New Zealand. Other than ABS, Katoom has something going with these.


2006 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (rental)

2006 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (rental)

Rental: 2 weeks for October 2007 Route66 tour
Mileage logged: 5000 km
Comments: 3rd tour on Electra. These rule :)


2007 Harley Davidson Street Glide (rental)

2007 Harley Davidson Street Glide (rental)

Rental: 2 weeks for September 2007 Route66 tour
Mileage logged: 5000 km
Comments: Street Glide instead of Electra, hmmm. Wind protection is much less than Electra provides. Now big pizza box, rides a bit lower than an Electra. I like Electra better :)


2006 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (rental)

2006 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (rental)

Rental: 2 weeks for July 2007 Route66 tour
Mileage logged: 5000 km
Comments: 2nd tour on an Electra. This time with the 5 speed 88 cu. inch engine. I do not feel too much difference. I think this is when I really fell into these...


2007 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (rental)

2007 Harley Davidson Electra Glide (rental)

Rental: 2 weeks for April 2007 Route66 tour
Mileage logged: 4700 km
Comments: First time ever on an Electra Glide. I was riding through the worst weather ever with Minna on the back seat. Learned to love the ergos of the Electra. This is the bike for touring the US, specially two up!


2006 KTM LC4 (rental)

2006 KTM LC4 (rental)

Year: 2006
Engine: 640 cc thumper
Rental: 2 weeks for March 2007 Costa Rica trip
Mileage logged: 2000 km
Comments: Oh my. Really versatile bike. Awsome on trails and smaller trails. Not bad on pavement either. Real shaker on higher speed though, finger would go numb after 300kms. I had some really nice times with this one.


2004 Ducati SS800

2004 Ducati SS800

Year: 2004
Engine: Fuel Injected 800 cc V twin
Purchased: Dec 2006
Status: Have it
Mileage logged: 300
Extras: Remus carbon fibre pipes
Comments: My latest baby :) I bought this bike in Immaculate condition with 4100 miles on it. I love the riding positition of this bike, pretty confortable for a sports bike. Not much power, all tourque.


2006 Harley Davidson Road Glide (rental)

2006 Harley Davidson Road Glide (rental)

Rental: 2 weeks for September 2006 Route66 tour.
Mileage logged: 5000 km
Comments: My first touch to a HD. Hated it first, learned to love it. Ugly thing with fixed fairing. Actual photo is still missing :)


2000 Honda XR650R (gone)

2000 Honda XR650R (gone)

Year: 2000
Engine: Single cylinder 650cc
Purchased: August 2004
Status: Purchased Dec 2004, sold April 2005, traded back May 2006, sold again March 2007
Mileage logged: 200 miles
Extras: Scott's steering damper and upper clamp, SuperTrapp slip on, re sprung front and rear, front and rear break disk shark fin, corked, K&N filter, Baja designs street kit
Comments: A lots of power...a lots :) Super fun bike, pulls wheelies just lke that. I street legalized the bike so it was tagged in Texas. I miss this baby...well missed so much I traded my 2002 KTM 400 MXC to this :)...


2002 KTM MXC400 (gone)

2002 KTM MXC400 (gone)

Year: 2002
Engine: Single cylinder 400cc
Purchased: October 2005
Status: Traded (to XR650R)
Mileage logged: 100
Comments: Did not have this one for a very long time. Took it out few times, had fun at Red River. Did not like jetting-circus trying to get the bike running like it should. Those who knwo and understand things say that choking of these bikes when whacking throttle wide open is due to the exhaust manifold. Go figure...did not like too much. Bikes are for riding, not taking them apart and servicing :) I traded this to my XR650R with Hop from twtex.com.


2003 BMW R1150GS Adventure

2003 BMW R1150GS Adventure

Year: 2003
Engine: Boxer, 1150 cc
Purchased: January 2004
Status: Still have
Mileage logged: 25000 so far (Sept 2005)
Extras: Jesse Odyssey bags, Marsee tank bag, Touratech steering stop and tank bags, Garmin 2610 GPS, K&N filter, Touratech Y-pipe, PIAA 540 lights
Comments: Dumbo is my baby. I logged 22000 miles during my 3 month trip on this bike, it just gets better and better with miles. Only negative thing is the whopping wet weight 906 lbs. Love the 8 gal gas tank.


1998 Yamaha Virago XV1100 (gone)

1998 Yamaha Virago XV1100 (gone)

Year: 1998
Engine: V2 1100cc
Purchased: November 2004
Status: Stolen in Houston during the shipping to Finland
Mileage logged: 500 miles
Extras: D&D pipe, Mustang seat, rejetted.
Comments: One easy rider...I am not a big fan on customs though.


2002 Honda VFR800 (gone)

2002 Honda VFR800 (gone)

Year: 2002
Engine: V4 800cc
Purchased: February 2004, traded my V-Strom for this
Status: Sold Nov 2005
Mileage logged: 5650 miles
Extras: Two Brothers carbon fibre slip on, PCIII, Givi tail rack, Tourmaster tri tank bag
Comments: Not as fun as my '99 viffer. I am not a big fan of the VTEC system in this 6th generatio VFR....even though the chassis and suspension as well as the whole bike was more solid than the '99, I still love the '99 more for it's character.


1999 Honda VFR800

1999 Honda VFR800

Year: 1999
Engine: V4 800 cc
Purchased: April 2003
Status: I still have and will allways do so
Mileage logged: 15000 miles (Sept 2006)
Extras: Two Brothers carbon fibre slip on, BNC filter, Givi tail rack, Magellan Meridian GPS
Comments: My favorite bike of them all, this is my baby which I will propably never end up selling


2000 Kawasaki KLR650 (gone)

2000 Kawasaki KLR650 (gone)

Year: 2000
Engine: Single cylinder 650
Purchased: January 2003
Status: Traded to '98 Virago November 2004
Mileage logged: 600 miles
Extras: Acerbis handguards, Jake's doohickey
Comment: Pretty heavy dual sport...a bit too heavy for me. Good for travelling long distances, excellent fuel mileage.


2002 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom

2002 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom

My first bike...was kinda nice but too sivilized to my taste. Could not really ever get it running like a champ. All kinds of small stuff, clutch basket went under warranty and I got rid of it when it started to show signs of going bad again.