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Forum: Beasts Today, 01:08 AM
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Posted By twinrider
Piaa 1100 leds are excellent lights and very...

Piaa 1100 leds are excellent lights and very affordable on Amazon. Check the link frequently and you can get them for as low as $260.
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Forum: Beasts Today, 12:31 AM
Replies: 24,058
Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
Bumots are well built but until they do a cutout...

Bumots are well built but until they do a cutout for the exhaust most of us who can lane-split will be buying something else.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:21 AM
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Posted By twinrider
It will never pull as hard in the top end as a...

It will never pull as hard in the top end as a 150hp FZ1 but an Arrow header noticeably improves it.



Yup, you can see before (Akra and Gen II flash only) and after ( plus PCV and Arrow...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24,058
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Posted By twinrider
Thank dog for that. The FZ1 doesn't start making...

Thank dog for that. The FZ1 doesn't start making good power until you're north of 5,000 rpm. The S10 pulls like a beast from the get-go, making it much more fun on tight, twisty mountain roads imo.
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 06:50 PM
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Posted By twinrider
You obviously still haven't done the exhaust...

You obviously still haven't done the exhaust yet.... :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By twinrider
I didn't miss my FZ1 a bit after selling it. Get...

I didn't miss my FZ1 a bit after selling it. Get a flash and full exhaust for your S10 and you'll be plenty happy with its performance. :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By twinrider
Looking at it now I'm wondering why I sold it.......

Looking at it now I'm wondering why I sold it.... :norton
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 04:52 AM
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Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
Mine had lid racks, they worked very well. ...

Mine had lid racks, they worked very well.

http://twinrider.smugmug.com/photos/i-SgFvrQS/0/XL/i-SgFvrQS-XL.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By twinrider
The Odyssey IIs will do everything you want and...

The Odyssey IIs will do everything you want and are built like a brick shithouse.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 300,997
Posted By twinrider
Depends on the bike engine. Some are designed for...

Depends on the bike engine. Some are designed for regular and others for premium, as specified in the owner's manual. My TDM900 was specced for regular and for whatever reason my Super Tenere is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 300,997
Posted By twinrider
I did try it once out of curiosity after reading...

I did try it once out of curiosity after reading your post but couldn't tell any difference unfortunately.

On my 2006 injected Dakar running high octane did make a difference despite BMW...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By twinrider
That I don't ride a 260+ kg adv bike on single...

That I don't ride a 260+ kg adv bike on single track? :nod

Looking forward to seeing some of your studly adventure pics. :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By twinrider
I've got a foam filter on my dirt bike. Needs...

I've got a foam filter on my dirt bike. Needs cleaning every couple rides. :evil

Unlike my Tenere's K&N. :wink:
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 05:47 PM
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Posted By twinrider
Oh you've got foam filters. Never mind, they flow...

Oh you've got foam filters. Never mind, they flow even more air than the K&Ns.... :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 05:30 PM
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Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
You should run a K&N. Test proven by Robbo to...

You should run a K&N. Test proven by Robbo to filter out all that nasty red dust you have down there! :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:27 PM
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Views: 300,997
Posted By twinrider
Sounds like the placebo effect.... :wink: ...

Sounds like the placebo effect.... :wink:

http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/gasoline-octane-myths.html
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 04:58 PM
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Posted By twinrider
I bow before your studly adventureness. :bow

I bow before your studly adventureness. :bow
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 08:33 AM
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Posted By twinrider
I have a friend with an FJR1300 that has done...

I have a friend with an FJR1300 that has done more than 200,000 miles, much of it with a K&N filter installed. The bike still makes 124 hp at the rear wheel and runs like a champ.

While we all...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 300,997
Posted By twinrider
Suzuki completely abandoned the Japanese DP...

Suzuki completely abandoned the Japanese DP market. Unlike Honda which offers the CRF250L, Kawasaki the KLX250 and Yamaha the XT250 and WR250R. All of which have FI and meet the latest emissions regs...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 05:28 PM
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Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
More circumstantial evidence versus Robbo's...

More circumstantial evidence versus Robbo's firsthand experience in dusty conditions. Hmmm.... :hmmmmm
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 24,058
Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
I've got the same setup with the exception that...

I've got the same setup with the exception that my end can is an Akra. When I got the ECU flash I didn't know I'd be getting the arrow headers so I told ECU unleashed only about the existing Akra and...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 24,058
Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
Bit of a disparity in opinions but considering...

Bit of a disparity in opinions but considering we're talking about S10s and Robbo's subjected his to incredibly dusty conditions, I don't think I'll be tossing my K&N anytime soon.
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 07:00 PM
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Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
Interesting because others that had added the...

Interesting because others that had added the Arrow exhaust without a PCV had pinging. What flash are you using?
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 06:54 PM
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Views: 300,997
Posted By twinrider
Still sporting that crappy CV carb. Suzuki would...

Still sporting that crappy CV carb. Suzuki would sell more if they updated to FI.
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 11:57 PM
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Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
Damn, hope you have a fast recovery. How's the...

Damn, hope you have a fast recovery. How's the emu?

What flash are you using, no need for a Power Commander with the full exhaust?
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 439,062
Posted By twinrider
Here's some inspiration :evil <iframe...

Here's some inspiration :evil

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kRFyw57o_Ic" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 439,062
Posted By twinrider
Sure but someone 5'9" is likely to have a longer...

Sure but someone 5'9" is likely to have a longer inseam than someone who's 5'7". In any case mine is 30" and I sat on the Vstrom 1000 and it was fine for me. But then I am very used to only getting...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 439,062
Posted By twinrider
Dude, you're tall compared to my measly 5'7"...

Dude, you're tall compared to my measly 5'7" frame. I ride an S10 with the seat in the high position, the much lighter Vstrom wouldn't be a problem. :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 439,062
Posted By twinrider
You guys are getting a great deal. Suzuki is...

You guys are getting a great deal. Suzuki is charging $14,500 OTD for them in Japan despite them being made here! Even at a discount shop they still cost $13,000 OTD.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 300,997
Posted By twinrider
You're braver than me! I'm using a made in...

You're braver than me!

I'm using a made in Japan sprocket by DRC.

http://www.drcproducts.com/drive/d33-02/index.html

http://www.drcproducts.com/drive/d33-02/image/pv001.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 03:14 PM
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Views: 439,062
Posted By twinrider
http://s28.postimg.org/kysi19c71/WP_20140715_002_1...

http://s28.postimg.org/kysi19c71/WP_20140715_002_1.jpg

I never thought I'd be saying this to a guy but ... nice rack! :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 03:11 PM
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Views: 300,997
Posted By twinrider
Thanks for the tips on the disk guard.

Thanks for the tips on the disk guard.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 300,997
Posted By twinrider
Looks good, what's the brand? Also, anyone...

Looks good, what's the brand?

Also, anyone know if there's a front disk guard available for the DRZ?
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 439,062
Posted By twinrider
Are you are resting a duffle across the rear seat...

Are you are resting a duffle across the rear seat and rack, as opposed to having 50 lbs on the rear rack itself? And how much does your passenger weigh? :augie

Maybe some people are more sensitive...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 439,062
Posted By twinrider
You seemed to have missed the part about the...

You seemed to have missed the part about the passenger sitting above/forward of the rear axle, which doesn't affect handling nearly as much as weight placed behind the rear axle. There's a good...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24,058
Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
Not sure if the '14 changed but on my first gen...

Not sure if the '14 changed but on my first gen there is a very small space under the seat, about big enough to store something the size of a Zumo 660 in a case.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 439,062
Posted By twinrider
Sure but I carry them on the passenger seat,...

Sure but I carry them on the passenger seat, which is above/forward of the rear axle. The rack is behind the rear axle. A lot of weight placed high behind the rear axle is going to negatively affect...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 439,062
Posted By twinrider
50lbs on the rear rack? :huh You must not care...

50lbs on the rear rack? :huh You must not care much about handling.
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24,058
Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
When I rode my flashed S10 back to back with a...

When I rode my flashed S10 back to back with a friend's LC GS on a twisty mountain road where it was all about low-end and midrange power I thought the two bikes felt very similar.

I recently...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24,058
Views: 4,362,910
Posted By twinrider
I rode one back to back with my flashed '11 model...

I rode one back to back with my flashed '11 model and mine is much punchier. But the '14 is just a flash away from being like that.
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