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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 122,314
Posted By motopreserve
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee427/nortstud...

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee427/nortstudio/HondaKey_zps01349613.jpg (http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/nortstudio/media/HondaKey_zps01349613.jpg.html)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,692
Posted By motopreserve
Agreed. It would be a shame for someone to ruin...

Agreed. It would be a shame for someone to ruin what was a great (and beautiful) ride.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,692
Posted By motopreserve
Couple quick pics. Working on some edits from...

Couple quick pics. Working on some edits from the video. Hoping it comes out interesting, despite the rear camera being sideways most of the time, and somehow not catching any of my crashes! :)
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,692
Posted By motopreserve
Thanks and....THANKS!

I just wanted to thank all the guys for an awesome ride And of course Debbie for some great coffee to kick off the day. I just got home, broke from the pack early so i could make it to my prior...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,692
Posted By motopreserve
It's looking 98% sure ill be there. I really want...

It's looking 98% sure ill be there. I really want the tour of the land from Bob, and it will just be nice to put a face with the names...

This rain should ensure some interesting crossings I'm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,692
Posted By motopreserve
Will there be gas along the route? I am not sure...

Will there be gas along the route? I am not sure my Husky will make the 160mi, and then back home :)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-31-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 42,806
Posted By motopreserve
I might try to make this ride. Seems to be a lot...

I might try to make this ride. Seems to be a lot of fun, and certainly being shown some cool tracks by the locals would be much preferred. I set off on a little ride yesterday to check out the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
Deal on supermoto wheel set-up

You folks may have already seen this - but I just got a flyer in the mail. No affiliation - but may be good deal if you're looking for conversion. Shipping usually kills ya'!
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 42,806
Posted By motopreserve
Thanks for the link! This looks pretty cool. ...

Thanks for the link! This looks pretty cool.

Headed out on a little ride early today - so I will have to put this to good use for the next one.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 42,806
Posted By motopreserve
Thanks for the response! Ba sent me that link as...

Thanks for the response! Ba sent me that link as well, and it is damn cool. I've been using that and the Gazateer to route some rides close to home so far. It's great for double checking the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 42,806
Posted By motopreserve
Gazateer download?

Hey folks. I'm new to the area, and had never seen a Gazateer before arriving in Vermont. Does anyone know whether they offer a downloadable map that can be loaded onto a GPS? I have had some luck...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-28-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 49,457
Posted By motopreserve
I'm still too new to this unit to have the freeze...

I'm still too new to this unit to have the freeze happening :) But I think you're right, the light does not show power to the unit, but charging only. So when it's fully charged, the light goes out.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-28-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 49,457
Posted By motopreserve
Turns out I was just not holding the power long...

Turns out I was just not holding the power long enough. It fires up fine now. Took me a while to get the software installed, but eventually I got the primo version linked on page 4 to boot up. The...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-27-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 49,457
Posted By motopreserve
No power.....

****EDIT!****

Got it to fire up. Took me 3 attempts of hitting the power buton, with what seemed like no life to it at all. But now its up and running. I'm sure I will have some other questions...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 42,806
Posted By motopreserve
New to Vermont...

Hey folks. Just wanted to introduce myself, say hey and hop on this thread for any possible upcoming rides.

Moved up in May to Barre, VT from Brooklyn, but quickly left for work over the past 2.5...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,995
Posted By motopreserve
I'll grab that!

I'll grab that!
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
My pleasure. I recall looking up the measurement...

My pleasure. I recall looking up the measurement of each "bar" on there - finally have up and chose one of the pages that gives you a straight digit readout.

Have a blast on the bike. I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
The bars are the tach. Don't tell you too much...

The bars are the tach. Don't tell you too much :). There are settings that will show a readout in digits.
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,995
Posted By motopreserve
Lee, I've been following these posts of...

Lee,

I've been following these posts of yours for a bit, and while I appreciate that the thread will get back to some of the more positive aspects of the Versys (not all positive, but overwhelming...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,995
Posted By motopreserve
Welcome to the club! There are some...

Welcome to the club!

There are some greatother resources for these bikes - including this thread here (check out some of JDRocks posts - informative AND entertaining). For some good, specific...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-25-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 122,314
Posted By motopreserve
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee427/nortstud...

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee427/nortstudio/VersysIce_zps1ed4879d.jpg

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee427/nortstudio/XS650customrearsets_zps0b9e6037.jpg
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Forum: Beasts 02-15-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,995
Posted By motopreserve
JD, is removing the trellis a dangerous omission...

JD, is removing the trellis a dangerous omission to the structural integrity on the Versys?

I have seen plenty of photos of folks who have removed them (I am sure it's a style thing), and have...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
I was one of the folks who turned a small piece...

I was one of the folks who turned a small piece on a lathe for the fix - but I think any shim (or coke can - Pepsi of that's your preference!) would wok just fine. The difference was...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,995
Posted By motopreserve
I don't think the integrity would be compromised...

I don't think the integrity would be compromised much unless you're loading up the rear seat of the bike. It doesn't seem to offer much structural support. You can see it pretty well if you have...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
Now that's smart thinkin'

Now that's smart thinkin'
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
There is no doubt it's worth trying. I'm an audio...

There is no doubt it's worth trying. I'm an audio engineer, just a peep drives me bonkers. I believe what you say about your experience - but as a contrast, I swapped the silent pads on my 35 year...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
Even new pads can squeak and cause a headache. ...

Even new pads can squeak and cause a headache. The sound comes from the the pads vibrating against the rotor at a certain frequency - like all sound, just not as pretty as a piano or guitar (or pan...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,995
Posted By motopreserve
I like the Vario quite a bit - but its the one...

I like the Vario quite a bit - but its the one with the added spoiler, not purchased as one piece (a guy did a review of it on the Versys forum...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,995
Posted By motopreserve
Hey Medic! I am here riding my Versys in NYC...

Hey Medic! I am here riding my Versys in NYC Brooklyn) too this winter. I have the barkbusters installed currently, but with the MRA windscreen. No issue so far. Congrats on the new bike!
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
Here you go Ross. ...

Here you go Ross.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee427/nortstudio/husky%20TE610/495bde635131dba5f9166816ae39f8a6_zps52a96d25.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
:deal He emailed me. He's actually not a...

:deal

He emailed me. He's actually not a terrorist but a luthier with a photo upload problem. :)

Hopefully solved soon - because the pics of the products he sent look pretty cool.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
Dude! What are you hawking? The link you...

Dude! What are you hawking? The link you provide is dead, the page (when I fill in the .com) shows a bunch of stuff - none of which is Husky related???? And I've looked...Twice!
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,995
Posted By motopreserve
I don't think the older bikes had the ABS option....

I don't think the older bikes had the ABS option. I may be wrong, but NONE of the used bikes in my area had this option when I was looking. While I would imagine it to be a nice feature, once you...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-20-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 122,314
Posted By motopreserve
2013 IMS shots...

Custom Street Fighter...
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee427/nortstudio/CustomFighter_zpsf106f843.jpg

Nicky Haden's front brake set-up......
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
We have ordered a ton of metals to the shop from...

We have ordered a ton of metals to the shop from these folks too, just as an option: http://www.mcmaster.com/#
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
If you buy the metal and cut the pieces yourself,...

If you buy the metal and cut the pieces yourself, the price really should not be that much more. It's not a ton more welding - based on what was on the Moto IQ site.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
I just did the Moto IQ described fix for the...

I just did the Moto IQ described fix for the clutch cable - making a collar for the ferrule. Great, easy fix. That couple with some cleaning and fresh dri-slide, and the clutch pull action is night...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
Just set it and forget it. Waiting for it to...

Just set it and forget it. Waiting for it to upload is like watching water boil. Just start the upload, and walk away or you'll sour on the process.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
I don't know if its that crazy, new-fangled...

I don't know if its that crazy, new-fangled camera or what...but that area looks so different than Brooklyn. :). Wish we had some of that closer to here.

Nice footage. YouTube really does a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26,641
Views: 3,770,385
Posted By motopreserve
You'll get it. Once you get the hang of it, it...

You'll get it. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes addicting. Can't say whether the wife will think so too :)
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