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Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By V-Tom
Exped Synmat 9dlx plus Wiggy Nautilis with Hood...

Exped Synmat 9dlx plus Wiggy Nautilis with Hood overbag and Hunter Ultralight with hood. I sleep on my side, I'm big, and I get cold. With their bag setup I sleep great and am warm and comfy all...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 71,166
Posted By V-Tom
Could polarized glassed be an issue for him? ...

Could polarized glassed be an issue for him?

..Tom
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 676,336
Posted By V-Tom
What you describe is almost always caused by a...

What you describe is almost always caused by a bad battery or bad connections to the battery. Sounds like you have eliminated the connections as the problem.

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,882
Posted By V-Tom
You can be out of a Roadcrafter in 10 or 15...

You can be out of a Roadcrafter in 10 or 15 seconds. If the toilet has a hook on the door it can hang up by its loop.

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By V-Tom
I had front and rear Tourance Next installed last...

I had front and rear Tourance Next installed last night on my 2012 DL650 V-Strom. I now have about 100 miles on them.

Initial impressions are that the tires are more sporty feeling. I always have...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 676,336
Posted By V-Tom
I'm always surprised by it. There's two...

I'm always surprised by it.

There's two opposite extremes on forums.. complete free-for-alls and extremely tightly controlled. Most forums are somewhere in between.

Being a moderator is very...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-05-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 71,166
Posted By V-Tom
Hey how's going? :) ..Tom

Hey how's going? :)

..Tom
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-05-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 71,166
Posted By V-Tom
Don't know if this might help you or point you in...

Don't know if this might help you or point you in a useful direction:

I vaguely recall in previous generation Garmin units it was possible to change the "language" to a custom Language that would...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,460
Posted By V-Tom
Maybe I'm mistaken, but aren't 5w40 and 15w40...

Maybe I'm mistaken, but aren't 5w40 and 15w40 basically the same viscosity at operating temperatures?

..Tom
Forum: Canada 07-26-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,460
Posted By V-Tom
I have over 300,000 km on two Strom's running it....

I have over 300,000 km on two Strom's running it. I have used it in temperatures from -16 tpo +54c (death Valley.) Works fine no issues.

No reason not to use it.. the 5w basically is the startup...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 676,336
Posted By V-Tom
100,000 km!

I hit 100,000 km on my 2012 DL650 last night! I put it on the road in March 12/ 2012 (and retired my 2006 DL650 at that time.)
...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By V-Tom
Haven't seen you around for a bit.. how are you...

Haven't seen you around for a bit.. how are you doing? Any great adventures lately?

..Tom
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 492,309
Posted By V-Tom
I don't have a V2 but have to agree with you....

I don't have a V2 but have to agree with you. People make a big deal about where the weight is on a bike. And I know that it very well matters when at the limits. But in reality who rides at the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 71,166
Posted By V-Tom
Is the 590 ans easy to take off the mount as the...

Is the 590 ans easy to take off the mount as the 660 is? I know everyone is different but I would find that incredibly annoying if the power went off on the GPS everythime I shut off the bike.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 492,309
Posted By V-Tom
No, you don't need to clean a chain. Just lube it...

No, you don't need to clean a chain. Just lube it a lot. My chains last over 40,000 miles and the only thng I do is lube with every tank of gas and after every ride in the rain. (I use Wurth...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 676,336
Posted By V-Tom
I see tons of them sitting on the highways having...

I see tons of them sitting on the highways having fallen off of trucks. Those and cigarette butts are about the most common debris on the highways up here.

..Tom
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 676,336
Posted By V-Tom
Easiest way to check the Valve stem for leaking...

Easiest way to check the Valve stem for leaking is to take off the cover, put a bit of spit on it and see if a bubble forms.

..Tom
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 492,309
Posted By V-Tom
I though I read that the valve was to help...

I though I read that the valve was to help improve low end torque. A wide open exhaust can help exhaust flow at high rpm's but with proper tuning of the exhaust at lower revs you can get some...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 492,309
Posted By V-Tom
When does that valve open/close in the exhaust...

When does that valve open/close in the exhaust system? Could the actions there account for the torque curve changes as the system changes from resonant tuning to maximum flow?

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By V-Tom
Did the reviews give any sense of tire life vs...

Did the reviews give any sense of tire life vs the non-Exp toruance?

I generally use two and sometime three rear tires a year. I don't mind spending more if the life is close to non-Exp, but...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,491
Posted By V-Tom
I use Alpinestar Web Goretex Boots. I don't think...

I use Alpinestar Web Goretex Boots. I don't think I ahve ever had a wet foot apart from when I didn't put other gear on correctly and allowed water in from the top.


I am extremely hard on...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By V-Tom
Anybody? ..Tom

Anybody?

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By V-Tom
Tourance (non Exp) VS Tourance Next Tires

(If there is a relevant thread that already exists I would appreciate a pointer to it.)

I have used over 14 Tourance (non-exp) rear tires on my two V-Strom DL650's and over 5 fronts. I rather ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 71,166
Posted By V-Tom
I don't know if this is true on the 590 but on my...

I don't know if this is true on the 590 but on my 660 I can set it to higher, normal or lower detail. Is it possible that the display was set to lower detail on the 590?

..Tom
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 71,166
Posted By V-Tom
Wicked A subtle reminder of how much you overpaid for a...

A subtle reminder of how much you overpaid for a Mac? :)


..Tom
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,882
Posted By V-Tom
I have two-piece Aerostitch Roadcrafter. ...

I have two-piece Aerostitch Roadcrafter.

Unlike most other two-piece "suits" this stays zipped together 99.9% of the time and functions almost exactly like a one piece Roadcrafter. The zipper...
Forum: Canada 06-04-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,510
Posted By V-Tom
I have a 2002 VW GTI VR6 24V. It currently has...

I have a 2002 VW GTI VR6 24V. It currently has about 329,000 km, or about 204,000 miles This car was made in *Brazil*.

For most of it's life my issues with the car amounted to a defect in the...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 492,309
Posted By V-Tom
I don't see how that's a negative.. It's not like...

I don't see how that's a negative.. It's not like we are kick starting the bikes.

On the other hand it pretty much eliminates leaving your luggage unlocked. It's why my Givi keys are with my...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 676,336
Posted By V-Tom
It really is a matter of adjusting the beams...

It really is a matter of adjusting the beams individually so that they both end up having the same height.

I get a largish piece of cardbord and drew some horizontal lines on them. I put it in...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 676,336
Posted By V-Tom
Hey McJamie, How are you doing? I...

Hey McJamie,

How are you doing?

I moved to Port Perry at the end of May last year. Got re-married in June. Previously lived in Mount Albert, a bit north east of Newmarket. My wife got a...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 676,336
Posted By V-Tom
I do tons of night riding. Often in rain down...

I do tons of night riding. Often in rain down dark country roads.

The stock headlights on the two-headlight Stroms are wonderful if they are setup correctly.

Both my 2006 DL650 and my 2012...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,431
Posted By V-Tom
I have only been on it twice but I LOVE Hurricane...

I have only been on it twice but I LOVE Hurricane mountain Rd!

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,392
Posted By V-Tom
I really like my Wiggy Hunter Ultralight and...

I really like my Wiggy Hunter Ultralight and Nautilis overbag combo along with my Exped Synmat deluxe 9. Was very comfy in temperatures in the low 20's f.

I'm a big guy around 240 lbs 6'2 and...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,656
Posted By V-Tom
Stock original generation were really bad but for...

Stock original generation were really bad but for me adding a Madstad bracket cured it. The 2012 was better, but I also added a Madstad to it and have no issues. I also wear earplugs all the time....
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,656
Posted By V-Tom
Hard to go wrong with a used V-Strom 650. Dead...

Hard to go wrong with a used V-Strom 650. Dead reliable, great to ride, super commuter machine and great all rounder. You might even find an older model new at a dealer in your price range. My...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 676,336
Posted By V-Tom
Congrats CVBruce! ..Tom

Congrats CVBruce!

..Tom
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 492,309
Posted By V-Tom
Okay that's funny! ..Tom

Okay that's funny!

..Tom
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 492,309
Posted By V-Tom
Yeah I was just having fun. :) (Nerdy fun.) ...

Yeah I was just having fun. :) (Nerdy fun.)

In Canada the 2007 (or so) DL650 was rated for 78mpg, or about 62 mpg US. I don't know anyone that realistically gets that kind of mileage ...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 492,309
Posted By V-Tom
I did even better when I got my 2006. My wife...

I did even better when I got my 2006. My wife said no, I bought it anyway. She stopped talking to me and a few years later she left. We got divorced. Now I've remarried and my wife LOVES riding and...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 492,309
Posted By V-Tom
I suspect you aere nowhere near as anal as I am...

I suspect you aere nowhere near as anal as I am in tracking my bike(s) fuel mileage. :) Fo med it's a bit of a hobby.

I have done 643 fillups on my 2006, and 265 on my 2012. Every drop of fuel,...
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