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Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,930
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Funny. Last time I was over the hogback, it...

Funny. Last time I was over the hogback, it looked exactly the same weatherwise, and as soon as we got to the other side, it started snowing, and didn't quit until we reached Zion.

Cool video!
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-25-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 580,202
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Overland Expo, 2015 Cold, wet, fun. 14...

Overland Expo, 2015

Cold, wet, fun.

14 F800GSA, 14 1190R

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zXvluNz0OYg/VWCAIH-whFI/AAAAAAAALAs/eq5o3Pxbpq0/w907-h680-no/IMG_20150516_075639581.jpg

-vm
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
The vendors were all in pretty good spirits,...

The vendors were all in pretty good spirits, despite the weather. Vendors for motorcycle products, light products, 4x4 products, food and drink, and everything else seemed to really deal with the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Okay, Here are a few shots. I'll see if my...

Okay,

Here are a few shots. I'll see if my wife has some more when she gets home.
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
There may have been 3" up a little higher in...

There may have been 3" up a little higher in elevation, but right there on the OE camp, we got about one inch (which is actually 3" when using the Dick Inches scale), but that was on top of rain ALL...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hi all, Thought I'd check back in. The Expo...

Hi all,

Thought I'd check back in. The Expo turned out to be a really good time. For sure, it was cold, snowy, wet, and very challenging camping because of the mud, but most of the people I met...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
That sounds great. I'll bring my 1190r by and...

That sounds great. I'll bring my 1190r by and compare notes. I've done quite a bit to it to get it where I want, and can show and demo. I've done the Rottweiler airbox swap, cannisterectomy, SAS...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Sounds like an adventure all around. Hope to see...

Sounds like an adventure all around. Hope to see you out there somewhere. It could be some biblical type downpouring, and I'd still be grinning. Looking forward to it. Woodstock was cool.

Cheers,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
From what I've heard, it's BYOB for the event. As...

From what I've heard, it's BYOB for the event. As far as the ADV rodeo, I'm not sure, but it should be interesting. I had to change out my engine sprocket going back to a 16t a couple of days ago...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey Flounder, I'd also heard that, and having...

Hey Flounder, I'd also heard that, and having really looked over the schedule of events, I signed up for about 15 events and seminars.

I think it'll be a great time, and really look forward to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Thanks for checking in. I'd heard a similar thing...

Thanks for checking in. I'd heard a similar thing about that particular event. No worries. We're planning a RTW trip, and any experiences, motorcycle or cager, will be very welcome.

Maybe the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
2015 Overland Expo

Hi all,

First of all, I looked for a bit, and couldn't find a more prudent place to put this thread, so if it's not in the right place, please move it for me (mods).

While there have been a few...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-25-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,137
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Sorry if this sounds ridiculous, but have you...

Sorry if this sounds ridiculous, but have you been using leaded fuel? Could your cat have been damaged by leaded gas and be causing your 1190 to exhibit strange problems?

-vm
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-22-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 205,649
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
I wonder if the new Rottweiler coming out for the...

I wonder if the new Rottweiler coming out for the 1190R will have the side benefit of giving a little more airflow to the whole area above the heads, but below and around the air filter. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,936
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Roflmao!

Roflmao!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-08-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,053
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Nice find Rob! VM

Nice find Rob!

VM
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5,150
Views: 858,091
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey there, You could put on a cat...

Hey there,

You could put on a cat elimination header. From what I understand, you shouldn't even need to remap after adding it. I've heard it cuts WAY down on the heat generated from what is...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-06-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,150
Views: 858,091
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey reenmachine, I'm syre you already know this,...

Hey reenmachine, I'm syre you already know this, but the R ar least has both a high and low seat mounting position. If you have not tried yet, this may help. Sounds like yours may be in the loer of...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5,150
Views: 858,091
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hi Harry, I know this post is older, but figured...

Hi Harry, I know this post is older, but figured it would help others out. I just rode my 1190R across country, 2700 miles, and was SUPER comfortable the entire way. This is from one of the people...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Beautiful bike! That's fantastic that you're just...

Beautiful bike! That's fantastic that you're just about ready to start the journey! We're still a couple of years out as we don't want to start while our dogs are still with us. They are our best...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,071
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey Barekat, lots of bikes have gone to frame...

Hey Barekat, lots of bikes have gone to frame systens that incorporate the engine as part of the structural design. Nearly all of these bikes use either some form of direct or indirect mount points...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,071
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
The dealer didn't even know it when they were...

The dealer didn't even know it when they were prepping mine, until I pointed it out. The tapped and bolted it free of charge, on the spot.

I pointed it out to another dealer in Arkansas, and they...
Forum: Alaska 03-27-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hi Gary, See a PM from me. Cheers, ...

Hi Gary,

See a PM from me.

Cheers,
Mike
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey HG, Yes! We're planning an RTW. Supposed...

Hey HG,

Yes! We're planning an RTW. Supposed to be starting in 2016, but in a way, we may end up having to do it in stages due to work commitments on both our parts. In a way, we already started....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey XC, I agree. Was super happy to come...

Hey XC,

I agree. Was super happy to come away from it with nothing more than it firmly etched into my memory. Sucks to go through something like that, but if the horror of those few moments put...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
The tank slapper. If you’re offended by foul...

The tank slapper.

If you’re offended by foul language, ear muffs and eye muffs on.

Okay, so I’m not dead, so maybe it wasn’t a full schedule tank slapper. But it had all the same effect except...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Interesting story on a high speed tank slapper...

Interesting story on a high speed tank slapper this morning coming at the end of riding day.

VM


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Thanks for the comment XC Rider. With 1500 miles...

Thanks for the comment XC Rider. With 1500 miles over the last few days, I'm really liking the way it moves, and responds to most rider input. The ergonomics are better for my riding style than with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Ummm ... just because. ...

Ummm ... just because.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/22/upuny4uj.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/22/u8ydunat.jpg

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
So, turns out that somewhere, somehow, during the...

So, turns out that somewhere, somehow, during the manufacturing process, the air temperature sensor was cut nearly in half. It was initially still reading because the two severed wires were more or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
After going out of my way round trip 90 miles (to...

After going out of my way round trip 90 miles (to a dealer who was unable to put my bike on the table to run a diagnostic on the outdoor temp sensor failure that ultimately caused the bike to throw a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
The heated seat helped in the freezing super wet...

The heated seat helped in the freezing super wet conditions yesterday.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/ahy7y9an.jpg

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Thought I'd also post an upclose pic of the...

Thought I'd also post an upclose pic of the fasteners that fix the adventure powerparts skid plate to the mount bar. Ome of the other inmates posted a pic of his installed that was pretty spooky, in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
More later ... Sent from my SCH-I545 using...

More later ...

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Cool things ... ...

Cool things ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/4ehapu9u.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/2yhezeta.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/u8a4ejun.jpg

Things that suck ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/epu7aza8.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/epu7aza8.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/2abuqeqe.jpg

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Didn't meet Scott while I was there ... I don't...

Didn't meet Scott while I was there ... I don't think.

VM

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
I only have 2 or 3. I'll get a few posted a...

I only have 2 or 3. I'll get a few posted a little bit later tonight.

Cheers,
VM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Those temps look pretty good! The afternoon...

Those temps look pretty good!

The afternoon and evening we're much better riding after getting through the preponderance of all the rain. Having a little bit of dinner now wIll hopefully be able...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hi HG, I'm holding a line northwest. Got out of...

Hi HG,
I'm holding a line northwest. Got out of Mortons with enough riding time to make It to Burlington NC. Found a KTM dealer in Mooresville, and will hit them when they open before rolling on....
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