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Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26,071
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Posted By barefoot
No to the heated grips, but I'll check the cable...

No to the heated grips, but I'll check the cable slack when I get a chance.
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
I don't think I've seen any discussion about this...

I don't think I've seen any discussion about this - if I'm missing it, please belittle me as you see fit, but include a link.

It occurs to me that the throttle return spring on my STen may be too...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
For what it's worth, I was getting well into the...

For what it's worth, I was getting well into the 50s when riding at high altitudes (>4000 ft). Even in Sport mode.
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
You're not selling me. Again, I may be...

You're not selling me. Again, I may be understanding incorrectly, but now it sounds like it's a squishy, loosey-goosey pad that won't stand up to normal use without reinforcement. (I'm really looking...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
I'm curious how tall y'all are - I'm 6' with...

I'm curious how tall y'all are - I'm 6' with about a 31" inseam. I put the seat in the low position for anything off-pavement, but the high position seems more comfy for regular riding. I've never...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
So what's the most popular seat mod for our XT?...

So what's the most popular seat mod for our XT? After a 4000 mile trip, I think it did ok, but I think it's too soft. I like that it's not scooped out and only good for one position, but I may...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8,994
Views: 1,873,850
Posted By barefoot
I'll throw up a couple pics from my vacation...

I'll throw up a couple pics from my vacation (I'll eventually finish the ride report)

From Zion
http://theovenmits.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/Road-Trip-2014/i-hJT3cJh/0/L/IMG_0243-L.jpg

From...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,750
Posted By barefoot
Day +6 Vegas Baby! I was excited to visit (my...

Day +6 Vegas Baby!
I was excited to visit (my money in) Vegas again, but the ride up 93 was quite uncomfortable for some reason, and not at all picturesque. Once I arrived, I had to figure out where...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,750
Posted By barefoot
Day +5 Oil Change day Since my friends were...

Day +5 Oil Change day
Since my friends were busy for part of the day (a Friday), I took the chance to find a Yamaha dealer to get some oil and filter and change it out. It had only been about 1700...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,750
Posted By barefoot
Well, I got caught up on the activities, and it...

Well, I got caught up on the activities, and it took me a while to catch up writing. I've got some nice pics to make up for it.:D

Day +4 Cold to Hot!
Short ride today, turned out to be one tank...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
1. Hey, I just wanted to give a quick shout out...

1. Hey, I just wanted to give a quick shout out for the AltRider side stand foot - anybody else have these? As often as I've been stopping on gravel/dirt surfaces, it's been nice to have the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,750
Posted By barefoot
Ok, yesterday wasn't very eventful, so I'll post...

Ok, yesterday wasn't very eventful, so I'll post up today's as well:

Day +3 Coronado Trail!
Today I attended a clinic in advanced motorcycle handling dynamics. It was a pass/fail thing and I must...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,750
Posted By barefoot
Day +2 Chilly Willy! After Monday's...

Day +2 Chilly Willy!
After Monday's long-and-then-some trip, Tuesday's shortish trip to Springerville, AZ should be a breeze. Gorgeous weather was accompanied by cool morning temps. I started out...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,750
Posted By barefoot
New Tenere and a two week trip out west.

Well, I've been trying to decide if I would throw a ride report up on ADV. I'm taking a two-week vacation to ride out west, visit some friends in AZ, leave some money in Vegas, and definitely ride...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
Right, I was looking in a different direction.

Right, I was looking in a different direction.
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
My border patrol checkpoint experience has always...

My border patrol checkpoint experience has always been exceedingly brief and pleasant: "Good Afternoon/Morning/whatever, sir, United States Border Patrol, how are you today?", "Fine and Dandy, and...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
I'm not sure that makes sense - this is over 100...

I'm not sure that makes sense - this is over 100 miles from the border. On the other hand, the highway checkpoints don't make sense either, as far inland as they are...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
I didn't realize until I looked at a map later,...

I didn't realize until I looked at a map later, that the Rio Grande comes right out of that escarpment - Texas on the Right, Chihuahua on the Left. Neat.
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
For a weekend trip, I'm traveling a little...

For a weekend trip, I'm traveling a little heavier than I should be - but I haven't been on a Moto trip in years, and never on a dual sport, so I'm figuring some things out before my big trip in a...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
Here's mine loaded up for a trip to Big Bend. ...

Here's mine loaded up for a trip to Big Bend.
The AltRider gear seems to be high quality stuff - Crash bars seem quite strong, the luggage rack rocks and though I'll need to allow extra time for oil...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
Howdy! Just wanted to throw a pic up on the Big...

Howdy! Just wanted to throw a pic up on the Big Thread. This is my STen posing amongst the Texas Bluebonnets....
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,254
Posted By barefoot
Pluric, which Vista Cruis is that, and did you...

Pluric, which Vista Cruis is that, and did you have to mod it to fit? and does it work well?
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
Thanks for the input, Pluric, but your reputation...

Thanks for the input, Pluric, but your reputation as a wheel abuser is well established. I'd like to hear from some folks closer to the middle of the bell curve, if possible. :D
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
Here's question for experienced STen riders from...

Here's question for experienced STen riders from a new one:
Do you feel the need to run an inner tube in your tires? For dirt road use? for off road use? Does anybody use Slime or something like it...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8,994
Views: 1,873,850
Posted By barefoot
Here's mine, mildly farkled. Madstad, Altrider...

Here's mine, mildly farkled.
Madstad, Altrider crash bars, skid plate and luggage rack.
I got the side stand foot from AltRider, too, but it don't fit, will need to talk to ZLA about that.
I...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
:baldy I need to drain some oil before I go on....

:baldy
I need to drain some oil before I go on.
This reminds me of something else - the oil plugs came off with a copper looking gasket - Never seen one of those before, replaced it with a normal...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
I'll need to check, but I'm pretty sure the...

I'll need to check, but I'm pretty sure the Service Manual says 4.2 liters. I'm not sure what you mean by 'new', but this is a 2013 model, not a 2014.
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
Also, I didn't mention that I put my stock screen...

Also, I didn't mention that I put my stock screen on a Madstad adjustable mount. The buffeting on my bike isn't bad, but I think the notion of adjusting the windscreen is a solid one, so I tried it...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
Some maintenance questions that came up as I...

Some maintenance questions that came up as I performed the 600 service on Blanca (or White Lightning, haven't decided what to call her yet).


Spokes. I tapped them and tightened the ones that...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
Okay, I've read through a lot of discussion, but...

Okay, I've read through a lot of discussion, but couldn't find anything about this - I'm trying to decide between an HB skid plate or AltRider. Now, if I understand correctly, there's not getting...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
We'll, I picked mine up yesterday - white, with...

We'll, I picked mine up yesterday - white, with Tourance tires - needs some minor farkling before any big trips, so I'm now researching skid plates and crash bars. I'm leaning towards the AltRider...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26,071
Views: 4,966,813
Posted By barefoot
I've been aware of the Ten for a little while. I...

I've been aware of the Ten for a little while. I was all "1200cc's, srsly? it's so big, it's so expensive. It's as big as a phreakin GSA! No thanks ...." Then I recently started looking for a bike...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 94,264
Posted By barefoot
Wow, this thread slipped a long way off the front...

Wow, this thread slipped a long way off the front page until recently. Because I'm planning on taking a road trip vacation soon, I started looking for it to see what everyone's doing with theirs....
Forum: Racing 10-24-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 50,383
Posted By barefoot
This. What an excellent description of a racer's...

This. What an excellent description of a racer's mindset. I'm not a racer, but I have a deep appreciation for the folks who live at this cutting edge, who joyously hone their skills to unbelievable...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 16,505
Posted By barefoot
I don't consider myself brand loyal, but I do...

I don't consider myself brand loyal, but I do tend to favor Yamahas and Suzukis.
I'm pretty pragmatic, so given bikes with roughly equal capabilities, I'll faver the cheaper, reliabler and/or...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 94,264
Posted By barefoot
Now that Yamaha's batwing fairing is available as...

Now that Yamaha's batwing fairing is available as an accessory, I'm thinking seriously about getting one. It looks great, guaranteed to fit, and is cheaper than buying a Strat Deluxe. If/when I get...
Forum: Racing 09-17-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 228,641
Posted By barefoot
Didn't Honda allow Nicky to start testing the...

Didn't Honda allow Nicky to start testing the Ducati before the end of the year when he switched?
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 94,264
Posted By barefoot
Thought I'd throw up a pic of my new Midnight...

Thought I'd throw up a pic of my new Midnight Roadliner.
<img src="http://gallery.me.com/theovenmits/100029/DSC_0007/web.jpg?ver=12847082840001" border="0" alt="" />

Hm, I'd like to make this...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 228,641
Posted By barefoot
Didn't Puig at one time serve Stoner (agent or...

Didn't Puig at one time serve Stoner (agent or whatever) in the same capacity as he does Pedrosa?
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,257
Posted By barefoot
While I opted to go big for my newest bike...

While I opted to go big for my newest bike (Roadliner) I have a pragmatic nature and a deep respect for the concept of 'enough'. I applaud those of us who do big things with little bikes!
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