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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By turboderek
also call http://www.douglasmotorcycles.com/ in...

also call http://www.douglasmotorcycles.com/ in San Bernardino, CA. They are my local Triumph dealership but they are a single brand shop. I have a few friends who work at OTD in Santa Ana but they...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By turboderek
For those who have volunteered what should we...

For those who have volunteered what should we expect??
Once the race is over for the day do we just sit in the parking lot?
Is there any riding spots around the track?
They say bring a chair and...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By turboderek
I'm leaving So. California Wednesday around 6:00...

I'm leaving So. California Wednesday around 6:00 pm driving until 12:00am-1:00am then finding somewhere to pull off the road to sleep for a few hours. After some rest I'll drive the rest of the way...
Forum: Americas 05-22-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By turboderek
nope.

nope.
Forum: Americas 05-22-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By turboderek
I'm heading out from Orange County Wednesday...

I'm heading out from Orange County Wednesday around 3:30pm. Stopping off at my house in San Bernardino to pick up my Triumph then driving taking 15 thru the night to get there thursday morning.
Forum: Racing 05-22-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By turboderek
I'll be there as a volunteer. I'm driving from...

I'll be there as a volunteer. I'm driving from california in a VW eurovan with my Triumph Thunderbird Sport inside.
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,220
Posted By turboderek
Anyone DIY rebuild their rear shock?

I just got my ebay rear shock. I'm planning to remove the 80,000 mile rear shock I have on now and put this used one on. I want to use the my old shock to learn how to rebuild a rear shock. If it...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,158
Posted By turboderek
I picked the oil seal tool because I had a coupon...

I picked the oil seal tool because I had a coupon to race tech. You can use a long piece of PVC pipe and a hammer and it would work just as well.
...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,158
Posted By turboderek
All done. It is a pretty east job. much scarier...

All done. It is a pretty east job. much scarier talking about then doing.
http://turboderek.com/webpics/06VStromDL650/RaceTechSonicSpringsDL650Forks.jpg
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,158
Posted By turboderek
I took the forks apart last night. I need drill...

I took the forks apart last night. I need drill the extra hose in the damper rods.

http://turboderek.com/webpics/06VStromDL650/ForksApart.jpg
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,158
Posted By turboderek
I stopped by race tech this afternoon. I'm...

I stopped by race tech this afternoon. I'm ordering the seals tonight.
http://turboderek.com/webpics/DL650/GoldValves.jpg
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,158
Posted By turboderek
I asked about the oil and seals. They want $30...

I asked about the oil and seals. They want $30 per quart and about twice the price for the rebuild parts. When I asked I was told it was oem quality parts.
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,158
Posted By turboderek
Fork seals and racetech Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators for v-strom

About a month ago I noticed I had a leaking left fork seal after a ride thru Joshua Tree nation park. I wiped the fork and ran a piece of film around the seal and every thing looked good until this...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,216
Posted By turboderek
getting some weight on the front end. springs,...

getting some weight on the front end. springs, forkbrace and lean over the bars but keep a loose grip. 17" wheel helps also.
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By turboderek
I changed to a 17" wheel on my VStrom and it...

I changed to a 17" wheel on my VStrom and it feels much more stable at all speeds and in the wind compared to the 19" wheel. I'm sure this has as much to do with the changed center of gravity,...
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,094
Posted By turboderek
Is it $560 to my door or is it $560 + tax and...

Is it $560 to my door or is it $560 + tax and shipping?
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By turboderek
17" Front Wheel - 600 Mile Review

picked up a 17" SV650 Wheel a few months back for $50 on ebay. Being I ride 99.9% street on my DL650 it seemed like a good conversion.

Installation:
installing a 03-06 SV650 front wheel is pretty...
Forum: Vendors 04-24-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,101
Posted By turboderek
just ordered some. the code took the sting out...

just ordered some. the code took the sting out of the shipping costs.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By turboderek
i be there sunday

i be there sunday
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,094
Posted By turboderek
The question is price and do I need to send in a...

The question is price and do I need to send in a core.
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By turboderek
I had a 06 GS500f for a few months as a backup...

I had a 06 GS500f for a few months as a backup bike for my V-Strom 650. If my commute was shorter (50 miles round trip) I would have preferred it over the vstrom. I liked how narrow and light it...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,094
Posted By turboderek
Does a $500 V-Strom aftermarket shock exist?

I decided I would like to get a aftermarket rear shock for my vstrom. I am having a hard time spending $600+ for a shock on a $6000 bike. I am a "set it and forget it" type of guy. Once I get the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,541
Posted By turboderek
Your best choice is the vstrom dl650. The reason...

Your best choice is the vstrom dl650. The reason is simple. You ride 132 miles a day. A vstrom can/will get you two full day rides on one tank (254-320 are my min and max miles to a tank) if you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,798
Posted By turboderek
I was nice meeting you guys. I had a great time...

I was nice meeting you guys. I had a great time slowing you down.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,798
Posted By turboderek
I have two buddy's with triumph scramblers who...

I have two buddy's with triumph scramblers who might want to tag along. Is this ride too off-road for that type of bike??
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,798
Posted By turboderek
I'll see you guys there at Saturday @ 9:00am. ...

I'll see you guys there at Saturday @ 9:00am.
Does the route show up on google maps or google earth? If so could you post it up.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,798
Posted By turboderek
I see you still have the VFR. I got a Yahama...

I see you still have the VFR. I got a Yahama TW200 a few weeks back. Are you guys planning to stay on side roads or hit the 15? I have little dirt riding experience and would love to join you guys...
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By turboderek
I have put in 5.71 gallons after running low...

I have put in 5.71 gallons after running low enough to stall the bike. I was able to restart the bike and make it to the gas station.
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By turboderek
If you are relaxed on the throttle and keep the...

If you are relaxed on the throttle and keep the speeds under 80mph 60 mpg is easy. I've gone as far as 320 miles on a tank using 5.1 of 5.7 gallons at the next fill up.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 85,500
Posted By turboderek
70 mpg = 15 gallon tank = 100 pounds 1000 miles...

70 mpg = 15 gallon tank = 100 pounds
1000 miles @ 30 mph = 34 hours
If you rode non-stop you could race the Baja 1000 in 34 hours riding an average speed of 30 mph starting with a 375 pound ending...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,265
Posted By turboderek
I got about 15k out of the Maxxis Presa Detour...

I got about 15k out of the Maxxis Presa Detour commuting. The tire was squared off because 95% of my riding is straight highway. The tire had zero tread down the middle but 95% tread left on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 227,423
Posted By turboderek
03 Yamaha TW200 ...

03 Yamaha TW200
http://www.turboderek.com/PikeMtRoadSanBernardinoCA22308/pictures/picture-10.jpg
Forum: Beasts 02-29-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,175
Posted By turboderek
The Tiger, KTM SuperDuke, and Buell LightingTT...

The Tiger, KTM SuperDuke, and Buell LightingTT are the only bikes that felt perfect to me. The tiger is on my short list of possible bikes to buy. The engine felt amazing when I test road one.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,240
Posted By turboderek
did your ankle twist of was your injury from a...

did your ankle twist of was your injury from a impact?
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,240
Posted By turboderek
Alpinestar Vector review

Alpinestar Vector review

I bought these to be a mix of off-rode/trail riding and commuter boots.

Commuter review (1000 miles)
The temperature this last two weeks has ranged from 32 degrees to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 85,500
Posted By turboderek
"Marco and I took a little ride today. It was my...

"Marco and I took a little ride today. It was my first off-road ride.
I had minimal issues durning the ride. Being I 6′ tall I but my foot down anytime I lost control. We rode thru 10 big puddles,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,121
Posted By turboderek
Pike Mt Road - San Bernardino,CA - KTM 640 & TW200

I took my first dirt bike / off-road ride to day with my buddy. I was in my 03 Yamaha TW200 and he was in his KM 640 Adventure. Sorry all the were taken pics taken by my iPhone

Our Ride...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,704
Posted By turboderek
I picked up my iphone the second day they were...

I picked up my iphone the second day they were released. That's about 15,000 miles of commuting on my bike. Every morning at 5:30 am the iphone playing music in my front pocket for the 1 hour into...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,562
Posted By turboderek
Just bought a pair of Alpinestar Vectors. I wore...

Just bought a pair of Alpinestar Vectors. I wore them on my ride to work the last 2 days (270 miles). They go on/off easy, fit under my adjusted shifter, feel like they can take a hit, great ankle...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,363
Posted By turboderek
The foggy is the only product i have found that...

The foggy is the only product i have found that fixes condensation.
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