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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By ShadyRascal
I'm remodeling in the basement and had old...

I'm remodeling in the basement and had old wallpaper I wanted to texture over. I followed this video, and did a skip-trowel on it. Came out great and like the gal says in the video you almost can't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 462,625
Posted By ShadyRascal
Did a 340 mile loop on Saturday. Hadn't been on...

Did a 340 mile loop on Saturday. Hadn't been on the DR all that much for a while since I also have a Strom. Boy I sure like this bike, does everything.

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,837
Views: 801,380
Posted By ShadyRascal
Indicated 65 as a rough average. 65 indicated on...

Indicated 65 as a rough average. 65 indicated on mine is 61 on the GPS.

The computer says I'm getting 55 and when I have calculated gallons and miles it's been very very close.

I'll end...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,837
Views: 801,380
Posted By ShadyRascal
I'm getting 55 mpg now when I cruise at 65.

I'm getting 55 mpg now when I cruise at 65.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,837
Views: 801,380
Posted By ShadyRascal
Blew the switch out with air, then put WD 40 in...

Blew the switch out with air, then put WD 40 in it, worked the key back and forth, still the same. Touch the battery cable to the terminal and all the stuff comes on.

I called Suzuki in Missoula...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3,837
Views: 801,380
Posted By ShadyRascal
Took a long trip over the weekend and the V2 was...

Took a long trip over the weekend and the V2 was perfect all the way. 4500 miles now. Washed it tonight, and then had difficulty starting it. Red FI was on, it would turn over and not start. Fiddled...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-01-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,064
Posted By ShadyRascal
I have a '07 DL650, and a '14 V Strom 1000. The...

I have a '07 DL650, and a '14 V Strom 1000. The old 650 is the smoothest engine ever. My 1000 more thumpy. And the Teneres I've ridden are more thumpy than my 1000. Those are just big ol' pistons...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,211
Posted By ShadyRascal
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/G...

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/Goosetown%202011/Morningcoffee.jpg (http://s184.photobucket.com/user/stever660/media/Goosetown%202011/Morningcoffee.jpg.html)
Forum: Photos 04-23-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 61,796
Posted By ShadyRascal
Sunrise in the Bitterroot. Was sitting on the...

Sunrise in the Bitterroot. Was sitting on the bike so it's not in the pic!

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/Glacier%20Park%20ride%202012/Sunrise.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 111,066
Views: 22,557,835
Posted By ShadyRascal
Yes it's the Raptor 660 petcock. Yamaha has all...

Yes it's the Raptor 660 petcock. Yamaha has all kinds of "Raptors" now but that was the original and the one that works.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,641
Posted By ShadyRascal
I've owned my 2014 V Strom 1000 for a couple of...

I've owned my 2014 V Strom 1000 for a couple of weeks now. Two of my friends have Teneres and I've spent seat time on both of them. Last week, rode them back to back while on a ride up Lolo a ways.
...
Forum: Photos 04-03-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 178,315
Posted By ShadyRascal
Makes me jump for joy ...

Makes me jump for joy

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/V%20Strom_zpsxixpnrgc.jpg (http://s184.photobucket.com/user/stever660/media/V%20Strom_zpsxixpnrgc.jpg.html)

Cheap...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,709
Posted By ShadyRascal
Where did you get this picture? Can I use it?

Where did you get this picture? Can I use it?
Forum: Photos 03-31-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 25,976
Posted By ShadyRascal
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/I...

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/IMG_1945_zps35f9a4e1.jpg (http://s184.photobucket.com/user/stever660/media/IMG_1945_zps35f9a4e1.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 462,625
Posted By ShadyRascal
Took a spin the other day and some elk were...

Took a spin the other day and some elk were hanging out down in the valley.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/DR%20Elk_zpsmhahsq90.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9,679
Views: 3,903,399
Posted By ShadyRascal
It's a Givi monolock topcase, and a Suzuki...

It's a Givi monolock topcase, and a Suzuki skidplate.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9,679
Views: 3,903,399
Posted By ShadyRascal
Hiya Craig, how ya been? Just loving the new...

Hiya Craig, how ya been? Just loving the new Strom, took it up Burnt Fork yesterday, handles great on the mountain roads.

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,641
Posted By ShadyRascal
I've ridden a couple of S10's and do like them...

I've ridden a couple of S10's and do like them but that's just rolling down the road. They sure feel big. It's like there's a Volkswagen in front of your knees. Just bought a V2 and it's super...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9,679
Views: 3,903,399
Posted By ShadyRascal
Bought me a 1000 yesterday. :clap ...

Bought me a 1000 yesterday. :clap

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/V%20Strom_zpsxixpnrgc.jpg (http://s184.photobucket.com/user/stever660/media/V%20Strom_zpsxixpnrgc.jpg.html)
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 3,083,563
Posted By ShadyRascal
Shit I like that idea. I might find one with...

Shit I like that idea. I might find one with duckie pictures on it or something. Make a statement!
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 169,119
Posted By ShadyRascal
UPDATE: The aluminum bottles I use to make these...

UPDATE: The aluminum bottles I use to make these stoves are no longer available. There is a new variety out now but with a different neck profile requiring some redesign if I could make them work. At...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,059
Posted By ShadyRascal
Yeah, there should be a store right around the...

Yeah, there should be a store right around the next bend

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/Glacier%20Park%20ride%202012/Adamriding.jpg...
Forum: Photos 01-13-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 825,292
Posted By ShadyRascal
By Lost Rider, in the Honda CRF250L Adventure...

By Lost Rider, in the Honda CRF250L Adventure Traveler Thread.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-03-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,191
Posted By ShadyRascal
Big Mart does make the S10 look little. ...

Big Mart does make the S10 look little.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/Death%20Valley/MartyatFurnace_zpsb97eccc7.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,191
Posted By ShadyRascal
Not a great pic, but the big Wolfmans on my...

Not a great pic, but the big Wolfmans on my friend's S10.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/Hells%20Canyon/HellsBobMart_zps3e8bf3a0.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-01-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 98,950
Posted By ShadyRascal
You just nailed Suzuki's (successful) marketing...

You just nailed Suzuki's (successful) marketing strategy for about half their line.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,078
Posted By ShadyRascal
For more road miles like that, Strom like...

For more road miles like that, Strom like everyone says.

I have a DR650 (similar to KLR) and a Wee. Most of my trips involve some significant road miles along with dirt roads. I almost always...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By ShadyRascal
Sure, I'll shoot you a PM.

Sure, I'll shoot you a PM.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By ShadyRascal
Damn, that's terrible.

Damn, that's terrible.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9,679
Views: 3,903,399
Posted By ShadyRascal
There are two V Stroms in this picture. ...

There are two V Stroms in this picture.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/Hells%20Canyon/Rearview_zpsb473b002.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By ShadyRascal
We made our way to Plummer ID for the night, and...

We made our way to Plummer ID for the night, and in the morning rode to St Maries, and up the beautiful St Joe River over to St Regis MT. Lotta saints around there. The St Joe road is another classic...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By ShadyRascal
In the bottom, there is an extremely nice...

In the bottom, there is an extremely nice campground owned by Idaho Power. Green grass, docks, bunch of campers there. We hung out and had a snack, then headed up the other side across by Oxbow dam...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By ShadyRascal
In Kooskia we hit a car wash, blew tons of dust,...

In Kooskia we hit a car wash, blew tons of dust, dirt, and grime off the bikes, and prepared the the next leg of our journey.

But Bob, I had a shower just last week!
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By ShadyRascal
To Hells Canyon and Back

As our season winds down and the nights get cooler, it's time to sneak in one more Big Ride for us Bitterrooters. Bob, Marty, and I meet at the office to scan the maps, and soon a plan is born.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 1,358,034
Posted By ShadyRascal
So cool!

So cool!
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 1,358,034
Posted By ShadyRascal
King of all Manfu take heap big awesome picture. ...

King of all Manfu take heap big awesome picture.

:clap
Forum: Vendors 09-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 169,119
Posted By ShadyRascal
Some guys I think have made their own, it's not...

Some guys I think have made their own, it's not something I plan on. The aluminum bottles I use to make these stoves have changed; I have a couple cases left and that might be the end of it---I'm...
Forum: Vendors 09-08-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 169,119
Posted By ShadyRascal
If you lift the pot off the stove, at the end...

If you lift the pot off the stove, at the end you'll see the alcohol boiling in the bottom.
Forum: Vendors 09-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 169,119
Posted By ShadyRascal
That is a bad idea. I have played with squeezie...

That is a bad idea. I have played with squeezie bottles with the flip up lid that will squirt a fine stream. Even that gets messy with burning alcohol getting all over. Best to just let it burn...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 3,083,563
Posted By ShadyRascal
This is a great thread. One guy has panniers and...

This is a great thread. One guy has panniers and duffel bags full of stuff, and pulling a trailer, all the comforts. Then the next guy has a whole camping outfit that fits in his tank bag.

...
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