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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2015, 10:23 AM
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Views: 151,894
Posted By aeronaut
I'm looking for some of these too. But they seem...

I'm looking for some of these too. But they seem to be a custom size just for SWMotech. The standard sizes I've found from Camloc are all either larger or smaller than these.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
After 5k mi on mine, I'm still pretty surprised...

After 5k mi on mine, I'm still pretty surprised by the OEM front suspension. It's rare to get a long-travel street suspension right out-of-the-box, but this one is close. IMO, there is a touch too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
SW Motech and Mosko BC bags

Got these mounted up yesterday. SW Motech Evo racks and Mosko Moto BackCountry bags. Didn't quite fit out of the box, but a few simple mods, and I'm pretty happy. I am surprised by the crappy...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-14-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Wholly cow that's a King and Queen seat!

Wholly cow that's a King and Queen seat!
Forum: Americas 08-26-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By aeronaut
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15,570
Views: 1,265,934
Posted By aeronaut
Surfing this thread! But still wouldn't mind some...

Surfing this thread! But still wouldn't mind some help planning.
3 guys, 1 truck, 3 dirt-ish bikes, ~2weeks in CO area.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1004171
Forum: Americas 08-25-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By aeronaut
Thanks! I'd say mostly fire road and 'easy...

Thanks!

I'd say mostly fire road and 'easy to moderate' single track, nothing expert (we have a range of experience and bikes). But less traveled stuff, with good scenery of course! Although...
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By aeronaut
Question CO mountain trip planning

3 guys, 3 dirt bikes (DRZish), 1 truck, 2 weeks. Colorado. Think day rides from base camp.

Trails, experiences, & resources to help in planning appreciated.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-10-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Or, get a taller custom seat. This one from Eddie...

Or, get a taller custom seat. This one from Eddie of Dirt Road seats.

http://i.imgur.com/QimA5ZV.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
^ Reads like a Suzuki advertisement! :) Wonder...

^ Reads like a Suzuki advertisement! :) Wonder why they didn't add a Yama SuperT in there?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-06-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
What's the odds of making the Yamaha SuperT...

What's the odds of making the Yamaha SuperT (spoked tubeless) wheels fit? :)

http://0.tqn.com/d/motorcycles/1/0/P/-/0/-/2010-Yamaha-Super-Tenere_front_wheel.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-03-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Torque specs for oil/filter change are in the...

Torque specs for oil/filter change are in the owners manual.

I read all those 'inspect' things as...make sure the bike is safe to ride.

As far as steering, I'm sure what the lawyers want is to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-02-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Owners manual says do the following at...

Owners manual says do the following at 1000km/600mi:

Change oil and oil filter.
Tighten exhaust and muffler bolts, and chassis bolts/nuts.
Inspect idle speed, throttle cable play, drive chain,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
My Strom DOES have a buzz component to it above...

My Strom DOES have a buzz component to it above 4600rpm...and rarely below. More through the seat than the handlebars. Much higher frequency than the rpm of the 2 cylinders. As long as it doesn't get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-01-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Here you go: woodyeddie45@gmail.com

Here you go:
woodyeddie45@gmail.com
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-01-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
I put about 300mi and 7 hours on the seat today....

I put about 300mi and 7 hours on the seat today. Yep, it's a keeper!! I don't think I'd change a thing.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-31-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Eddie had the seat for a total of THREE DAYS;...

Eddie had the seat for a total of THREE DAYS; great service. 4 days total in shipping added to that (he's in TN).

You should contact Eddie for exact price because I had options (taller, and big...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-31-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
It feels about the same width as stock at the...

It feels about the same width as stock at the very front, maybe a touch wider. Yes, it's about an 1" taller (more in the front than back to remove the forward slope of the stock seat), but that's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-31-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
New 'Dirt Road' seat

Just got this seat from Eddie of 'Dirt Road' today. Have about 1 hour on it and so far, excellent. About 100x better than stock. I asked for taller than stock, flat, and both rider and pax areas as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-31-2014, 02:40 PM
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Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
^ Love it!

^ Love it!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2014, 04:39 PM
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Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Amazingly, the sag numbers on the front are...

Amazingly, the sag numbers on the front are looking pretty darn close, so I doubt I'll need stiffer springs!!

Changing fork oil (ie lighter weight) has small or little affect on high speed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Thanks, I'll look at the KYB angle. Front has...

Thanks, I'll look at the KYB angle. Front has too much high speed compression damping for me and my style of riding. I have mixed feelings on the rear .... possibly too little rebound but need to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-26-2014, 12:05 PM
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Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Any know the manufacturer of the forks and...

Any know the manufacturer of the forks and shocks?
Any one thought about a fork/shock revalve? I know it's in my future...likely wait 'till winter.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Who makes the forks on these things? (There's a...

Who makes the forks on these things? (There's a revalve in my future :))
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-18-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Picking up my new V2 in a few hours. :)

Picking up my new V2 in a few hours. :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-15-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Hey folks, just put another 45 minutes on a demo...

Hey folks, just put another 45 minutes on a demo '14 1000 vstrom. Anyone annoyed at buzzing through the seat at ~4.7k-5.5k rpm? It was pretty bad on the demo bike. 80mph is 4.5krpm, so most...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
I'm pretty sure redline on my test bike was...

I'm pretty sure redline on my test bike was marked at 8,500? Maybe the limiter kicks in at 9000? Yea, it didn't fall off and stop pulling at 7500, but certainly flat up top. No comparison to a KTM,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-05-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
I finally got to test ride one today. About 30...

I finally got to test ride one today. About 30 minutes, by myself. I'm impressed. Handles really well. On/Off throttle is a bit snatchy, but not nearly as bad as the mags made it out to be. Front...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3,704
Views: 768,993
Posted By aeronaut
Needing to step into a more general, adventurous...

Needing to step into a more general, adventurous moto, I'm pretty interested in this new Vee. A few questions:

- Anyone know of a dealer in the mid-atlantic that allows test rides? (I just hate...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-09-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By aeronaut
Search for 'x-bike' jet settings for 950SM....

Search for 'x-bike' jet settings for 950SM. Requires a filter, remove airbox triangle, new main jets (and possibly idle ..can't remember). Really wakes the bike up.

EDIT, here you go:

Front...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10,219
Views: 1,685,843
Posted By aeronaut
I have one on my DRZ, and am very happy with it.

I have one on my DRZ, and am very happy with it.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10,219
Views: 1,685,843
Posted By aeronaut
I have Leo's, am very happy with them, with the...

I have Leo's, am very happy with them, with the db killers in, I've never had anyone say they are too loud. WIth them out is a different story, *I* say they are too loud. IIRC, I paid a bit less for...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10,219
Views: 1,685,843
Posted By aeronaut
They're perfect for me. 300 mi / 6 hour days no...

They're perfect for me. 300 mi / 6 hour days no problem.
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10,219
Views: 1,685,843
Posted By aeronaut
Had a PM request to show my handle bar setup. -...

Had a PM request to show my handle bar setup.
- roxfox risers, rotated as far forward as possible to move the bars forward, not up.
- suburbanmachinery handlebars (IIRC, for triumph speed triple)
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 27,061
Views: 4,967,965
Posted By aeronaut
There IS a 'universal-ish' mount available. ...

There IS a 'universal-ish' mount available.
https://www.denniskirk.com/pro-bend-solution-mount-system.p617863.prd/617864.sku?_requestid=2333124
(Select the pull down and get the other part # for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27,061
Views: 4,967,965
Posted By aeronaut
It's very dependent on the handlebar bend and...

It's very dependent on the handlebar bend and make, in other words, different mounts for different 1-1/8" bars. Search at cycra shows which mounts work with which bars, but they didn't have my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27,061
Views: 4,967,965
Posted By aeronaut
Base Valve removal

I've got a 2005 DRZ400S, Showa forks. Anyone removed the base valves w/o dissembling the forks?
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27,061
Views: 4,967,965
Posted By aeronaut
I've got Cycra on my 1-1/8" bars. Cycra has 4 or...

I've got Cycra on my 1-1/8" bars. Cycra has 4 or 5 different mounting types. I had to order several and pick the right one, and return the others.
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10,219
Views: 1,685,843
Posted By aeronaut
Hey folks, did a quick search but.... ...

Hey folks, did a quick search but....

Anyone have easy access to the dimensions of the stock battery?
Also, terminal locations (pos/neg on R/L looking at the side of the battery closest to the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10,219
Views: 1,685,843
Posted By aeronaut
3 things: Make sure you can pass tec inspection...

3 things:
Make sure you can pass tec inspection
Have FUN (don't over think over do over ride over ....)
Have FUN!

Seriously, work on what you want to work on. Don't worry about all the squids....
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