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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-01-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,652
Posted By mtntrails
Many thanks for all of the help on this. My...

Many thanks for all of the help on this.

My local H-D dealer (Frederick H-D) dug deep and found both for me.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-29-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 1,007,652
Posted By mtntrails
New to Me 2009 Uly

Hey Everybody!

I just picked up a 2009 Uly - need a couple of basics for it...

- Owner's Manual
- OEM Tool Kit

Here's the flea market ad......
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 664,098
Posted By mtntrails
The pannier mounts are quickly detachable.

The pannier mounts are quickly detachable.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 454,980
Posted By mtntrails
Hepco Becker hard luggage & racks are now...

Hepco Becker hard luggage & racks are now available for the FJ-09...

http://www.motomachines.com/FJ-09_c_775.html


Their "Junior" panniers & topcases are tough as nails and very reasonably...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 664,098
Posted By mtntrails
Lots of luggage choices for the FZ-09 here... ...

Lots of luggage choices for the FZ-09 here...

http://www.motomachines.com/FZ-09_c_655.html

Their "Junior" series of hard bags are tough as nails and very reasonably priced...
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-30-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 364,338
Posted By mtntrails
SM Conversions

So, I'm looking to pull the trigger on a set of 17"s (spoke) and a bigger front rotor (310 or 320mm) with an appropriate caliper bracket. I'd like to run Avon Distanzias (160 rear). I'd also like to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 56,402
Posted By mtntrails
KTM's not really making this bike either. ...

KTM's not really making this bike either.

The 690 is close. I have owned both the Enduro R and SMC - loved em and miss them both.

The 500 EXC is really close - been very tempted to buy one....
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 56,402
Posted By mtntrails
Seeing that Honda Bulldog concept and other...

Seeing that Honda Bulldog concept and other ill-conceived concept bikes just pisses me off.

How can they spend their supposedly precious R&D budget on crap like that?





Hey, get off my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
tewster - last year when I was setting up my WRX,...

tewster - last year when I was setting up my WRX, I had looked into utilizing the Rotopax storage solution - I really like the functional aspects of it for carrying tubes, tools, etc. I learned from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 56,402
Posted By mtntrails
Thanks for your thoughts TrailBoss (aside from...

Thanks for your thoughts TrailBoss (aside from "whining" and maybe "dreaming").

Bigger picture, it's not a niche or specialty bike we're talking about here, it's an entire class of bikes - UJM...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 56,402
Posted By mtntrails
What Euro bikes fit the description of the...

What Euro bikes fit the description of the original post?

Closest one is the KTM 690
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 23,061
Posted By mtntrails
What is the % for EU VAT tax on bikes?

What is the % for EU VAT tax on bikes?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 56,402
Posted By mtntrails
The big Tokyo Motorcycle Show is this coming...

The big Tokyo Motorcycle Show is this coming weekend.

Fingers crossed that we'll see something good in this category.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 23,061
Posted By mtntrails
Yes, the bike is looking like a winner. ...

Yes, the bike is looking like a winner.

It'll be interesting to see how American Suzuki prices it. There is an article in MCN comparing the UK pricing of the zook to its competitors. The ABS Zook...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 23,061
Posted By mtntrails
New Promo Videos... ...

New Promo Videos...

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2015/03/suzuki-videos-whet-your-appetite-for-the-upcoming-launch-of-the-gsx-s1000-and-gsx-s1000f/
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 454,980
Posted By mtntrails
vespadaddy - would you mind posting some pix of...

vespadaddy - would you mind posting some pix of your set up?
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 23,061
Posted By mtntrails
rebound, compression and ride height are listed...

rebound, compression and ride height are listed as external adjustments
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 664,098
Posted By mtntrails
Are FZ09s expensive to insure?

Are FZ09s expensive to insure?
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 664,098
Posted By mtntrails
Wow! It's been a month since the last post in...

Wow! It's been a month since the last post in this thread. What happened to all of the love for the FZ?

I'm thinking about buying one. There's some great deals out there on 2015s and truly smokin...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
I had the full-zoot treatment done by Go-Race on...

I had the full-zoot treatment done by Go-Race on my WRX/R. Including new springs, shipping, etc., it was around $900. The work they did really transformed the bike - worth it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,802
Posted By mtntrails
Wow! It's beautiful. Great job!

Wow! It's beautiful. Great job!
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
Yes - count me in. Looks great. I've seen your...

Yes - count me in. Looks great. I've seen your case covers on a few KTMs and have used your chain blocks on several bikes over the years. Excellent quality.

I don't understand the rude reply.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
It's perfectly appropriate fo him to ask the...

It's perfectly appropriate fo him to ask the question here.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By mtntrails
Be sure to fit new / better fuel lines. The line...

Be sure to fit new / better fuel lines. The line that comes with the tank is not good quality.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
Agreed. Interesting discussion, though....

Agreed.

Interesting discussion, though. That Bulldog Folding Trailer is pretty cool.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By mtntrails
You won't regret buying the SE. I had an '09 that...

You won't regret buying the SE. I had an '09 that I bought new in '10. Rode it about a year and sold it. It didn't take long to regret that decision. It's an insanely fun bike and extraordinarily...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By mtntrails
A little over a year ago, I picked up an '08 with...

A little over a year ago, I picked up an '08 with less than 1500 miles here on the flea market for $10k (asking price). It has Akras, bigger pegs, Black Dog skid & luggage plates and a Scotts Damper....
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
If you do a search for Rightious Stunt Levers on...

If you do a search for Rightious Stunt Levers on this thread, there are several posts and pix from late June of this year.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
http://mtntrails.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/West-Coas...

http://mtntrails.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/West-Coast-Bikes-2014/i-LQ9rgrN/0/M/image-M.jpg

http://mtntrails.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/West-Coast-Bikes-2014/i-PCxd77f/0/M/image-M.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
Madstad Windscreen

Tewster2 - Yes! I ordered the Madstad online last summer thinking it would be what they were showing on their website - the one with the TurboCity bracket. When it arrived, it was this new style...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 200,464
Posted By mtntrails
Wow! Where did the swingarm crack?

Wow! Where did the swingarm crack?
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 454,980
Posted By mtntrails
Found the volume capacity - 22 liters ea....

Found the volume capacity - 22 liters ea. according to this Rider Magazine review...

http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/2015-yamaha-fj-09-first-ride-review.htm/
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 454,980
Posted By mtntrails
Anyone know the volume & weight capacity specs of...

Anyone know the volume & weight capacity specs of the factory panniers?
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 23,061
Posted By mtntrails
Yep, they're up on the U.S. site too ...

Yep, they're up on the U.S. site too

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%20Lines/Cycles/Products/GSX-S1000/2016/GSXS1000.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
FMF Q4 w/ MegaBomb header & FMF programmer set to...

FMF Q4 w/ MegaBomb header & FMF programmer set to HighFive specs w/ opened up air box.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
Dsharp - Yes, doing your suspension is also...

Dsharp - Yes, doing your suspension is also better bang for the buck. GoRace Suspension in southern VA did mine and many others here. It totally transformed my WRX/ R. I have owned a lot of bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 48,972
Views: 10,186,577
Posted By mtntrails
Dsharp - congrats on the bike and welcome to the...

Dsharp - congrats on the bike and welcome to the WRR forum.

Before you get in to the exhaust / programmer / air box mods, I would suggest focusing on gearing and tires first.

For the 70 / 30...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 23,061
Posted By mtntrails
This Sport Rider article from October states that...

This Sport Rider article from October states that the GSX-S1000 will be lighter than the (current?) GSX-R1000.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 307,765
Posted By mtntrails
Beautiful!!

Beautiful!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By mtntrails
Sorry - no info on Russell Seat. I ride a...

Sorry - no info on Russell Seat.

I ride a lot of long haul days on a WR250X/R and run a Seat Concepts seat with a small Aerostich sheepskin. Very comfy even for 500+ mile days. I'm also running a...
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