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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By racer1735
I use regular car wash soap in a bucket, applied...

I use regular car wash soap in a bucket, applied with a sponge for most of my washing needs. The heavy stuff gets a shot of Simple Green (but don't let it dry on aluminum!). Pressure washer for the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9,125
Views: 2,045,760
Posted By racer1735
Is the gps mount touratech? Or SW motech? And...

Is the gps mount touratech? Or SW motech? And do you like it? Sounds like you had an installation mishap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9,125
Views: 2,045,760
Posted By racer1735
Which GPS mount and headlight guard did you get? ...

Which GPS mount and headlight guard did you get? And how do you like them?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 5,143,498
Posted By racer1735
The Wunderlich and the Hepco & Becker are the...

The Wunderlich and the Hepco & Becker are the same mount. I have the H&B and really like it. Once your find your sweet spot, just set it once and leave it
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-17-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 5,143,498
Posted By racer1735
The traction control can be turned off, as well...

The traction control can be turned off, as well as 'limited' according to your road conditions. I will say that it absolutely saved my bacon last summer when I was on a 500-mile trip, in moderate...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,734
Posted By racer1735
I have been using the Nelson-Rigg CL-1050...

I have been using the Nelson-Rigg CL-1050 Adventure bag for the past year. Really like it. Expands to hold a rainsuit or whatever, or you can leave it in 'normal' mode for a tire pump and kit. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 5,143,498
Posted By racer1735
This is basically what I did when I purchased my...

This is basically what I did when I purchased my Super Tenere....did a Google search for 2012's (in 2013) and found several. Then browsed the various dealer websites. Found 2 nice options, one in...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,634
Posted By racer1735
I've ridden for 33 years. I am also, and always...

I've ridden for 33 years. I am also, and always have been, an ATGATT guy. For the first 31 years I wore either leather or textile 2-piece jacket/pant combos. Two years ago, I purchased an Olympia...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,205
Posted By racer1735
I've worn the same pair of Held Steve gloves (not...

I've worn the same pair of Held Steve gloves (not the II model) for 9 years now. I don't wash them, pre se, but will rinse them and dry with a cloth if they get muddy (such as yesterday when I had...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By racer1735
I wear the Fox Titan Race. You can generally...

I wear the Fox Titan Race. You can generally find them for around $30. Not a hi-tech shin guard, but I've whopped a few branches and they do te job of displacing the impact.
To address your issue...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,580
Posted By racer1735
I have a 25-year old Sears Craftsman workbench...

I have a 25-year old Sears Craftsman workbench with a particle board top. I went to the hardware store and got a rolled sheet of galvanized aluminum that was about 4 inches wider than what the table...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-25-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9,125
Views: 2,045,760
Posted By racer1735
Beautiful colors...nice to have trees that turn...

Beautiful colors...nice to have trees that turn when the season changes. Mesquite and Live Oaks don't do that!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 5,143,498
Posted By racer1735
Mine did the same. The following day, I decided...

Mine did the same. The following day, I decided to go for a ride (even tho the sight glass was empty). Returned home following the ride to find the glass showing oil to just below the top line. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-17-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By racer1735
I'm 6-1, so am on the short side of tall :wink:. ...

I'm 6-1, so am on the short side of tall :wink:. I have the madstat windscreen adjuster on the stock screen, stock seat (but use and Airhawk when riding anything over 100 miles) and some SW-Motech...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,240
Posted By racer1735
The Super Tenere may be reliable and low...

The Super Tenere may be reliable and low maintenance, but when it takes four (at least) different sizes of allen heads to remove the various fasteners, whatever maintenance is needed becomes a hassle...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,560
Posted By racer1735
Update: I went to Gunnison on Saturday...

Update: I went to Gunnison on Saturday (16th)....went thru the interview gauntlet and returned home on the 19th. In between, spent a lot of time scouting out the town and community. Went up to...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,560
Posted By racer1735
One of my concerns was housing...I have dogs and...

One of my concerns was housing...I have dogs and boy toys (bikes and shop equipment) so need some sort of a yard and a decent garage. Probably looking to rent or lease for the first year.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,560
Posted By racer1735
Thanks for the solid input guys! I would be...

Thanks for the solid input guys! I would be working at Western State, and I am coming in for an interview this weekend and early next week. If things work in my favor it would be a great...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,560
Posted By racer1735
Gunnison info please?

I am in the processes of interviewing for a job in Gunnison, CO and making a potential move from the flatlands off the Texas Panhandle. I know the roads (and some trails) in the area must be great...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9,125
Views: 2,045,760
Posted By racer1735
Another shot from the Caprock Canyon picnic...

Another shot from the Caprock Canyon picnic area.....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 5,143,498
Posted By racer1735
The No Mar tool on ebay is what I purchased. ...

The No Mar tool on ebay is what I purchased. Less than $10 and free shipping. Left the mfg. next day. I'd be wary of the ones that say 'Hong Kong'. They are aluminum. With the torque that you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9,125
Views: 2,045,760
Posted By racer1735
I can't match the majestic scenery that some of...

I can't match the majestic scenery that some of you have ridden and photographed, but here are a couple shots from my most recent trip to and from Marble Falls, TX. The pics are from the Caprock...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 5,143,498
Posted By racer1735
I'm fortunate to have a station in town that only...

I'm fortunate to have a station in town that only serves up non-ethanol blended fuel. My mileaga, with both truck and bike, is significantly greater with the non-ethanol fuel.

Having said that,...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By racer1735
I have this suit and really enjoy it. Flows a...

I have this suit and really enjoy it. Flows a ton of air in warm climates...only downfall I've found is the aforementioned knee protection. They tend to fall to the 'inside' of the leg when you are...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,555
Posted By racer1735
I would go with the most protective boot you can...

I would go with the most protective boot you can afford. The GS is a heavy bike and you're looking at doing off-road riding as well. At some point you'll be glad you have a protective boot. Adventure...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,770
Posted By racer1735
I was considering the same option ordering...

I was considering the same option ordering overseas but was concerned about returns. Went with Atomic Moto and couldn't be happier.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By racer1735
Gaerne SG10....great boot!!

I was looking for a pair of boots to replace my longstanding Thor Quadrants. I ride a Super Tenere', and was thinking that a motocross boot would be preferable to an adventure-style boot, as I place...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 5,143,498
Posted By racer1735
I'm 6-1 and run the seat in the upper position. ...

I'm 6-1 and run the seat in the upper position. I have the Tobinator bracket and stock windscreen. no problem at all. I played with the angle of the screen and run it about 1/2 inch from full 'up',...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 64,010
Posted By racer1735
I've had my Super Ten for just over 3 months now....

I've had my Super Ten for just over 3 months now. What is there to complain about? Nothing that I have found. Some complain about off-idle stumbles and lack of oomph down low. I just twist the...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,182
Posted By racer1735
I wear the Bell RS-1 on road (a half-step down...

I wear the Bell RS-1 on road (a half-step down from the Star) and the MX-1 off road. Both are great helmets for me. THe RS-1 is loud. It moves a lot of air. The solution is earplugs, which I wear...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By racer1735
Check out Atomic Moto. They have all kinds of...

Check out Atomic Moto. They have all kinds of boots broken down into various categories (Motocross, Adventure, Dual Sport), with many boots crossing into multiple categories.

Some guys love the...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By racer1735
Of course it works. Its the user that makes it...

Of course it works. Its the user that makes it not seem to.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9,125
Views: 2,045,760
Posted By racer1735
This photo reminds me of the time my...

This photo reminds me of the time my then-two-year-old son dropped my stubby Phillips-head screwdriver down the upturned exhaust pipe on my Ducati! Had to remove the silencer to dump it out.
He's...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,364
Posted By racer1735
I've worn an entry-level motox boot for the past...

I've worn an entry-level motox boot for the past 10 years, although the boot I've worn (Thor Quadrant) has routinely reviewed as one of the better boots at the price point. It has been a VERY dry...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,725
Posted By racer1735
Staying under $200, look at the Gaerne GX-1. Its...

Staying under $200, look at the Gaerne GX-1. Its a motocross boot with an abundance of protection. Good buckles. Gaerne are a great boot (throughout their range).
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-28-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,007
Posted By racer1735
Four months ago, I was in the same situation as...

Four months ago, I was in the same situation as you. Wasn't interested in the V-strom (too street oriented) or a Beemer (no dealer nearby, poor mechanical histories). Was looking at the Stelvio,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-17-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 5,143,498
Posted By racer1735
That's cuz I got the last one in the state...and...

That's cuz I got the last one in the state...and rode to Austin to get it!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 5,143,498
Posted By racer1735
I bought a used '12 with 21k miles and love it. ...

I bought a used '12 with 21k miles and love it. Mine doesn't vibrate at all (not in the high-frequency, hand-numbing style of my departed ST1300). Rather, it has a slight 'shake' that you would...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,956
Posted By racer1735
I started using the Airhawk Medium Cruiser set on...

I started using the Airhawk Medium Cruiser set on my ST1300 where it was a very welcome addition. I then transferred it to my Super Tenere, which has a very good stock seat, and it has enabled me to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 5,143,498
Posted By racer1735
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