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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-06-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,388
Posted By Gustavo
Why would it be any different? The MSRP...

Why would it be any different? The MSRP difference between an XT and an Adventure is $300. Even if you assume it's all in the wheel cost, that's still in the same ballpark price range. Spoke...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,388
Posted By Gustavo
The hubs are same as current model Glees (i.e....

The hubs are same as current model Glees (i.e. '12+ V-STrom 650) so it'll fit any Glee (but not older Wees). The OEM cast wheels are ~$650/750 (front/rear respectively), but are available for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-07-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 837,448
Posted By Gustavo
Why? Seemed pretty clear to me... :evil ...

Why? Seemed pretty clear to me... :evil

Nothing in that interview that you haven't read here before. No definite name, coming to the market second half of 2015.

Gustavo
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,204
Posted By Gustavo
But those have been on dealer floors from a few...

But those have been on dealer floors from a few months (FZ-07) to over a year (FZ-09). You didn't have to go to the AIMExpo to sit on one... Where is the new stuff???? :scratch

Gustavo
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By Gustavo
I know it's been a while, but what I remember...

I know it's been a while, but what I remember from riding these is that they were a lot heavier than a KLR (or equivalent single), where more pleasant on the road due to being a twin (but were not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,388
Posted By Gustavo
I have an 08 (red, of course :D) and as I...

I have an 08 (red, of course :D) and as I mentioned above, I prefer the look of the original design to either of the two redesigned versions. Mechanically, the differences are minor. Many people...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
Posted By Gustavo
I think it's a good thing the BMW dealer is so...

I think it's a good thing the BMW dealer is so close, just in case you decide to go with the F-800GS. :evil

If you buy the V-Strom, the dealer could be on Mars and it wouldn't matter... :lol3
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,351
Posted By Gustavo
Since there are no other changes, those hubs will...

Since there are no other changes, those hubs will be identical to the current hubs, so you can retrofit them to any '12+ Wee (aka Glee). IIRC, the wheels from the Glees do not fit the Wees (and vice...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,351
Posted By Gustavo
The Versys is like a tallish sport bike more than...

The Versys is like a tallish sport bike more than an AdvTourer. Speedy at MotoWerk will set you up with foot peg lowering blocks...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,351
Posted By Gustavo
The gearbox is clunky, it takes a while to break...

The gearbox is clunky, it takes a while to break in. I assume it's a question of what you are used to. It works well with a firm shift. Something must have been wrong with the test bike you rode. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,388
Posted By Gustavo
I posted this in the other thread you asked about...

I posted this in the other thread you asked about the new 2015 Vesrys. Probably should have been here, as this thread gets more interest when people are looking for Versys info.

Everything you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,351
Posted By Gustavo
Everything you want to know about the new Versys...

Everything you want to know about the new Versys is already here and on the Versys boards. It's a cosmetic change, the bike is essentially the same as it has been since it was introduced in late...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,351
Posted By Gustavo
Have you tried it on the rear (not sure they make...

Have you tried it on the rear (not sure they make it in Versys/Ninja sizes)? I had them on my DR, the rear was dead in 4K miles, the front wasn't much better, so I replaced both. Not very...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-05-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,351
Posted By Gustavo
I don't know what you guys expected, the Wee/Glee...

I don't know what you guys expected, the Wee/Glee was all new in 2012. Suzuki took 8 years to do a significant redesign of the Wee into the Glee and 12 years for the Vee. Who knows if it was or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,351
Posted By Gustavo
It's "only" $350 if you thought the accessories...

It's "only" $350 if you thought the accessories on the Adventure were something you wanted and were willing to pay $1500 for. If they make the wheels available on the base model for $350, then it's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,064
Posted By Gustavo
Yes, one 40 mile stretch on a toll interstate...

Yes, one 40 mile stretch on a toll interstate highway between Austin and San Antonio allows you to go 85 legally. Some states are going to 80 MPH as the limit on rural interstate highways. It's a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,351
Posted By Gustavo
It's not as loaded as you think. This is what...

It's not as loaded as you think. This is what Suzuki USA is showing for the XT:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,351
Posted By Gustavo
$10,399 ...

$10,399

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%20Lines/Cycles/Products/V-Strom%20650/2015/DL650XA.aspx

Gustavo
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,981
Posted By Gustavo
Looks like a very nice trip. We have been...

Looks like a very nice trip. We have been thinking about a Eastern Europe trip. This makes me think it needs to be sooner rather than later.

It's funny, in every other picture, I see the bike...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,388
Posted By Gustavo
Doing the service yourself is not a problem in...

Doing the service yourself is not a problem in the US. No impact on warranty as long as you can reasonably show that the service was performed per the manufacturer's recommendation, even if you did...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,388
Posted By Gustavo
Damn, you can't find a nice, running bike around...

Damn, you can't find a nice, running bike around here for $2K, even if you walk in with a gun in your hand. Aren't you worried that they'd report you robbed them at that price??? :lol3

Red ones...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,064
Posted By Gustavo
He lives and rides in the US. Riding long...

He lives and rides in the US. Riding long distances at anything over 85 MPH is a fantasy from a long gone era. Speed traps and enterprising LEO types guarantee that you won't be able to cover much...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-01-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 52,351
Posted By Gustavo
Other than the wire wheels (which I give them...

Other than the wire wheels (which I give them credit for being well done), it's a parts bin special (mostly SW-Motech parts bin, actually).

Meh.

Gustavo
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Gustavo
Not that I know of that you can legally ride. ...

Not that I know of that you can legally ride. Hiking is the only way I know to do that.

Gustavo
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-15-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9,046
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,310,584
Posted By Gustavo
2009 Suzuki DR650SE

I have this really, really, nice DR650 that has been sitting in my garage for too long with too little use, so I think it's time to find it a nice new home where it will get better exercised. Bike...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21,653
Views: 1,624,113
Posted By Gustavo
Does this mean you are done with, you know, that...

Does this mean you are done with, you know, that other project? :evil

G
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,388
Posted By Gustavo
What??? So how do you like the MG Stone? I've...

What??? So how do you like the MG Stone? I've always liked MGs, and if I had any more time to ride, I could see talking myself into getting one to cruise around here.

Gustavo
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,369
Posted By Gustavo
The seat is the easiest fix in your situation. ...

The seat is the easiest fix in your situation. You can have a local upholstery business add more foam (or even make it firmer if you want) and that will give you the needed legroom. I had a DL1000...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9,046
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,310,584
Posted By Gustavo
I'm keeping them for now. They are a bit tight...

I'm keeping them for now. They are a bit tight and short, but still fit me better than the 34T. If I find a good replacement, I'll post them here for your consideration.


Gustavo
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9,046
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,310,584
Posted By Gustavo
FS - FirstGear Escape TPG Pants

It seems most off-the-shelf riding gear was not designed with skinny tall people in mind. I bought a pair of FirstGear Escape TPG pants (34 Tall) to replace a pair of 32 that were shrinking :evil...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By Gustavo
I've had a couple of Wilbers shocks that worked...

I've had a couple of Wilbers shocks that worked pretty well. Both were made to my custom order and arrived just as I ordered them (even when I made a mistake, they made exactly what I asked for, so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By Gustavo
Hi Tonny, For what you described I'd say...

Hi Tonny,

For what you described I'd say either a Heidenau K60 or a Karoo 3 would be good options.

See this review:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=924046

I can't speak about...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,388
Posted By Gustavo
I have a DR650. It's not as light as some people...

I have a DR650. It's not as light as some people think (maybe in the context of a street bike it may seem light, but not once you take it off-road). It's significantly slower than a Versys (even...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,464
Posted By Gustavo
Suspension

The suspension on the Versys seems more sophisticated than that on a Wee-Strom, but both require fiddling to sort out. The Versys is surprisingly (for a Japanese bike) stiffly sprung and damped,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,396
Posted By Gustavo
Seems like the obvious solution is one of these: ...

Seems like the obvious solution is one of these:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,388
Posted By Gustavo
When I was following this more closely on the...

When I was following this more closely on the different Versys forums, most people had tight valves (some almost all of them) by 15K miles. I wouldn't put it off too much longer. IIRC, I had to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,388
Posted By Gustavo
Some friends I have... :lol3 I'll be in...

Some friends I have... :lol3

I'll be in Joco for dinner before you know it... What was the name of the taco place we went to? Man, that was way too long go. :cry

Gustavo
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,388
Posted By Gustavo
Ah, one of the fast red ones. Very good choice...

Ah, one of the fast red ones. Very good choice sir! :clap



I live around Orenco, but I rarely ride around town, other than when I am on my way to or from a ride. This coming weekend looks to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,388
Posted By Gustavo
No, we are never happy. Unless we are out riding...

No, we are never happy. Unless we are out riding our Versys, that is... :evil

What year/color is yours?

We haven't had a NWet ride in a while. Maybe we should get something going soon?
...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Gustavo
I think people who live in the US underestimate...

I think people who live in the US underestimate the hoops a non-US resident has to jump through to register and insure a vehicle here. I work for a company that has offices outside the US and every...
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