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Forum: Battle scooters 01-29-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,054
Posted By Süsser Tod
I rode one of those three wheeled scooters, I...

I rode one of those three wheeled scooters, I think it was an MP3. It was a demo day at a go-kart track. Had lots of fun with other bikes, but that thing... I rode it a couple laps around the track...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6,903
Views: 1,585,005
Posted By Süsser Tod
70,000km is not that much, and usually a bike...

70,000km is not that much, and usually a bike that is regularly ridden also gets serviced... So I'd look for the telltales of it being serviced and I'd question the previous owner knowledge about it....
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 48,836
Posted By Süsser Tod
The "issue" with the Versys when riding 2 up is...

The "issue" with the Versys when riding 2 up is the short wheelbase. It is an easy bike to wheelie, add a passenger and it wants to stand on the rear wheel all the time. The seat remains about the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By Süsser Tod
It's a Chinese clone of a TE610? :huh

It's a Chinese clone of a TE610? :huh
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By Süsser Tod
Have you worked on them, have you rode one? They...

Have you worked on them, have you rode one? They were really misunderstood as people expected them to be a competitor to the CBR / FZR / ZX-6, the GSX-R 600 didn't exist back then, and they werent...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By Süsser Tod
Go with the 750, the seat is more comfortable....

Go with the 750, the seat is more comfortable. They make for good tourers, the only "downside" is the small-ish tank.
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,560
Posted By Süsser Tod
So the DN-01 was designed by a "safe committee"?...

So the DN-01 was designed by a "safe committee"? What about the NM4?

Sure, so conventional...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,560
Posted By Süsser Tod
DCT has sold well in Europe because bikes are...

DCT has sold well in Europe because bikes are seen as alternative means of transportation. If you're looking for a good commuter, the NC700/750 series are as good as it gets:

- Low COG, easier to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6,903
Views: 1,585,005
Posted By Süsser Tod
The 2015 Versys has the 2012+ ER-6F/N engine....

The 2015 Versys has the 2012+ ER-6F/N engine. Check the CR, it is the same for the new Versys as the 2012+ Ninja 650, prior to 2012, the Ninja and Versys had different CR, in 2012 the Ninja got a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,560
Posted By Süsser Tod
Soichiro was also responsible for iconic bikes,...

Soichiro was also responsible for iconic bikes, like the 50cc Cub and the CG125, that now account for like 60% of the Chinese clones (honorable mention to Suzuki's AX100).

Don't you remember that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,549
Posted By Süsser Tod
I've rode from Mexico City to San Antonio, TX in...

I've rode from Mexico City to San Antonio, TX in a single day on this bike:

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll55/acorredorv/97a581a9.jpg

I also went from Mexico City to the Tail of the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,159
Posted By Süsser Tod
Problem is, when you go to the starter segment...

Problem is, when you go to the starter segment bikes, they are all budget minded bikes. Low weight did not rank very high in the design parameters. For example, a CB500 is not that much lighter than...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,795
Posted By Süsser Tod
I never liked the Tenere because of the weight....

I never liked the Tenere because of the weight. To be fair, it is very well balanced so when you take it off the kickstand it doesn't feel that heavy. But you can feel the heft of the bike when...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,903
Views: 1,585,005
Posted By Süsser Tod
Get a Ninja 650 engine AND ECU, plenty of those...

Get a Ninja 650 engine AND ECU, plenty of those on eBay. Just make sure the engine and ECU are for the same year, 12+ engines are different and I'm not sure they'll do fine with the older ECU.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,903
Views: 1,585,005
Posted By Süsser Tod
Thanks for the useful post! :clap I have to...

Thanks for the useful post! :clap

I have to clean the air filter on my V, it's a 2014 so I hope they've done something about that, but I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,325
Posted By Süsser Tod
Necrothread! I guess the OP should come back and...

Necrothread! I guess the OP should come back and tell us what he chose!

Now, almost a year later, I'm thinking that a Honda 700/750 might be a better choice. Almost the same power, you get the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,795
Posted By Süsser Tod
I can adjust compression and rebound on the shock...

I can adjust compression and rebound on the shock with my fingers (penske), just one allen key to adjust compression and rebound on the forks (AK-20). I haven't done neither one since I set it up to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9,109
Views: 1,492,950
Posted By Süsser Tod
I really don't buy my bikes thinking of crashing...

I really don't buy my bikes thinking of crashing them, but their "crashworthiness" is always a consideration. Having the rear foot pegs as part of the subframe, and the subframe welded into the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By Süsser Tod
Actually, your situation with the ST1100 reminds...

Actually, your situation with the ST1100 reminds me of my Kawasaki ER-5.

Back in 2009 I wrecked, not at fault, my commuter bike, a 2 stroke RX-Z 135. I went looking for a replacement commuter, as...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By Süsser Tod
How much is an ST1100 worth in good condition?...

How much is an ST1100 worth in good condition? Meaning, how much could you get for it if you decided to sell it after fixing it?

If the ST1100 isn't the bike you've got your heart set on, and it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By Süsser Tod
All CBR250 are Fuel Injected, that also means the...

All CBR250 are Fuel Injected, that also means the ECU knows the engine temperature and will shut down the engine to prevent damage from overheating!

Whatever reason the bike is not running fine,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Süsser Tod
Traxxion AK20 catridges in the froks, Penske 8983...

Traxxion AK20 catridges in the froks, Penske 8983 shock. I'm pretty sure the damage would have been worse with the OEM suspension.



I've got stuff from HK before, usually takes about a month.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Süsser Tod
I run 32/36 on the street, I do lower the PSI to...

I run 32/36 on the street, I do lower the PSI to 28 and start from there when I'm on the track with my GSX-R 600. But back to your original question, I actually checked the service manual, 32/36 is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,002
Posted By Süsser Tod
The Glee-Strom (the 12+ Wee) is a better bke than...

The Glee-Strom (the 12+ Wee) is a better bke than the Gen 1, lighter, more power, more fuel efficient, better suspensions, etc. Suzuki did put a lot of effort into making it less top heavy, you can...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Süsser Tod
The fact that the hardware to mount them exists...

The fact that the hardware to mount them exists doesn't mean that the subframe is able to handle it. There is hardware to fit both topcase and panniers to an XJR1300, I had that setup on mine, but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Süsser Tod
Replacement Wheel, Would You Buy One of These?

So I live in what seems to be pothole paradise. Two months ago, in the rain, I didn't see a pothole that bent both front and rear wheels on my Versys. Rear wheel losed air after that, my commute is...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,265
Posted By Süsser Tod
Facepalm: ...

Facepalm:

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/nacion-mexico/2014/encuesta-lidera-pri-preferencia-rumbo-a-2015-1056841.html

Despite what is going on, PRI remains the party with more votes. :huh
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 82,856
Posted By Süsser Tod
I'm intrigued by this Benelli, was it the BN251...

I'm intrigued by this Benelli, was it the BN251 or the BN302? I haven't seen either one IRL, but I did see the BN600, and the build quality, fit and finish is pretty much as bad, if not worse, than...
Forum: Americas 11-24-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,265
Posted By Süsser Tod
And there is "some evidence" that these...

And there is "some evidence" that these "arsonists" are actually working for the Government to do just that, get the attention away from the protesters.

330504

Mark my words, nothing is going...
Forum: Americas 11-24-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,265
Posted By Süsser Tod
I did it on my XT660R and on my Versys, that time...

I did it on my XT660R and on my Versys, that time included getting the internation permit. As a Mexican going into the USA no TVIP needed for the bike, but you need a permit to go into the country,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,238
Posted By Süsser Tod
I like the 390, the only thing I wished for as I...

I like the 390, the only thing I wished for as I was riding the 200 was more power, and the Duke/RC 390 are just that, more power in the same package. It's... fantastic.

But one of the reasons, if...
Forum: Americas 11-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,265
Posted By Süsser Tod
Laredo to Mexico City in a single day is pretty...

Laredo to Mexico City in a single day is pretty easy, I've done it 5 times and once you get to Queretaro it doesn't really matter what time of the day it is, it is safe.

I've also rode from Mexico...
Forum: Americas 11-23-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,265
Posted By Süsser Tod
Lots of people in Mexico idealize Cuba and...

Lots of people in Mexico idealize Cuba and Venezuela. It's mind baffling how some people here cried when Chavez died!

I've never been to Cuba, I have no desire to. But I've been to Venezuela... No...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 107,806
Posted By Süsser Tod
I'm talking from experience, I had both XT660R...

I'm talking from experience, I had both XT660R and XT660X and rebuilt the engine on the XT660R. The engine is a heavy mofo. According to Minarelli's Website, its 51kg. For example, I can't find any...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-23-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 107,806
Posted By Süsser Tod
Agreed. The 690 Enduro is not that much more...

Agreed. The 690 Enduro is not that much more expensive than, say, a Yamaha XT660R, you get more power, ABS, adjustable suspensions, etc. It's just leaps and bounds better than the XT660R, for like...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Süsser Tod
Shinko Verge 011 Down to the Wires... Not Quite!

My rear tire had about 11,000kms when I started this trip, I'm used to getting 16-20,000kms out of rear tires... Well, I did when I had my XT660R, the only bike I kept long enough to wear through...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,265
Posted By Süsser Tod
330kms to Durango. I kept it under 40mph for the...

330kms to Durango. I kept it under 40mph for the first 110km, it was painfully slow, but I still got to enjoy the twisties! This is how the tire looked after the first 3rd of the trip:
...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,265
Posted By Süsser Tod
Thanks for the cheers guys, I really needed it.

Thanks for the cheers guys, I really needed it.
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,265
Posted By Süsser Tod
No, SMO = Santa Maria del Oro, Durango. ...

No, SMO = Santa Maria del Oro, Durango.



I hope you are right.
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,265
Posted By Süsser Tod
I arrived to SMO, I was all happy walking around...

I arrived to SMO, I was all happy walking around the kiosk and then iwalked to the bike...


And saw this:
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Can't freaking believe it. I was sure that stupid tire had at least 2000 more...
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