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Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25,653
Views: 4,852,054
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Full Bore M40 R / Kenda Big Block F experiment

I am experimenting with running a Full Bore M40 rear paired with a Kenda Big Block front tire --as an alternative to a K60 R / TKC80 F combo. I have about 500 miles on these so far.

The increase...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 25,653
Views: 4,852,054
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Dear Noob, I am glad that you decided to quit...

Dear Noob,
I am glad that you decided to quit lurking and join the conversation. Did you have a question...or were you just wasting bandwidth like the rest of us? :wink:
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,857
Views: 1,827,125
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
I don't think it would be the first time that bag...

I don't think it would be the first time that bag has had the misfortune of being bolted to a KLR :evil
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,256
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
"OUCH! I definitely push my Tiger hard enough...

"OUCH! I definitely push my Tiger hard enough for that to be a concern. I already have a bent wire spoke Tiger front rim sitting in the basement at home.

Some other concerns include belly pans...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8,857
Views: 1,827,125
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Nah! :D the second (dang outrigger) bag fell...

Nah! :D the second (dang outrigger) bag fell off...I am still looking for it!
Not here either....:lol3
http://opticalcollusions.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Fun-with-NEX/i-gc7d8Hp/0/L/DSC03126-L.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,256
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
You got it! Glad it worked out. In 50k...

You got it! Glad it worked out.

In 50k miles on my Wee I never had an issue with the cast wheels being fragile (the tubeless tires are easy to plug if you get a flat). The Tiger I am familiar...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,256
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Hey Fishinbiker, I had an '04 Wee that I ran...

Hey Fishinbiker,

I had an '04 Wee that I ran all over on various ADV trips, and a buddy had a '98(?) tiger that was often with us...and after some bike swapping I feel that the Tiger had better...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8,857
Views: 1,827,125
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
No snow here :wink: White Cliffs Mine Rd,...

No snow here :wink:

White Cliffs Mine Rd, near Mammoth AZ.
http://opticalcollusions.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Fun-with-NEX/i-Pf4Nts3/0/L/DSC03067-L.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
NLD, Fill out your profile so we can know...

NLD,

Fill out your profile so we can know what region you are in? :deal --that might help readers with what bikes are available in that market and what the riding conditions often are like where...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,101
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Nice shot, is this Box Canyon Road, near Mecca?

Nice shot, is this Box Canyon Road, near Mecca?
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Hi NLD, I would recommend throwing a set of TKC...

Hi NLD,
I would recommend throwing a set of TKC 80s on the Wee and see how you like it off-road. Heck, even airing down with regular tires makes a huge difference in traction. You already have the...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25,653
Views: 4,852,054
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
I considered the Stelvio before deciding on the...

I considered the Stelvio before deciding on the S10, but my knees foul the cylinder heads. I am 1.90cm as well...and tend to sit towards the front of the seat. In the end, the S10's reliability...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8,857
Views: 1,827,125
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Dood, that is a fantastic shot! I will check out...

Dood, that is a fantastic shot! I will check out your blog tonight. :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4,659
Views: 1,724,943
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Wow, some great shots in this thread! Here...

Wow, some great shots in this thread!

Here is a quick pic of my new-to-me S10.
http://opticalcollusions.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Temp-and-Misc/i-R24LvQ6/0/L/DSC02289-L.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8,857
Views: 1,827,125
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Jaumev, that looks incredible. I would like to...

Jaumev, that looks incredible. I would like to read about your adventures (but my spanish sucks)!
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 114,502
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
This one? ...

This one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckTnSt94CmA
I'd watch it again to make sure it is the one you are talking about, but then I'd feel like they stole another 9:49 from my life.
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25,653
Views: 4,852,054
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
I like the subscription-only Motorcycle Consumer...

I like the subscription-only Motorcycle Consumer News (the US mag, not the British one). Solid reporting there with actual content (they weigh each bike they test for example).
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8,857
Views: 1,827,125
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Thanks! No, just got it in October. Not sure...

Thanks! No, just got it in October. Not sure who you are thinking of. I test rode one at a demo event early on (for the US bikes) posted my impressions about it somewhere, and have been reading...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,857
Views: 1,827,125
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
I found this stray in NY and and she followed me...

I found this stray in NY and and she followed me home. I think she is a keeper! :clap

http://opticalcollusions.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Temp-and-Misc/i-R24LvQ6/0/L/DSC02289-L.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,500
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
That is a good idea Dan, I might have to try that...

That is a good idea Dan, I might have to try that (the rukka pad I mentioned in the earlier post is a little wimpy looking). Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,500
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Hey bokad, I run pretty much the same set-up as...

Hey bokad,
I run pretty much the same set-up as alaskahack.
The suit is not drafty at all due to the waterproof/windproof nature of the fabric and the zippers. I don't need/want a bulky windproof...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
That sure looks like the heated grip plug. Some...

That sure looks like the heated grip plug. Some of those heated grip plugs were loose like yours or wrapped in electrical tape against the harness.
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 114,502
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
To me it doesn't sound like the power increase is...

To me it doesn't sound like the power increase is a re-flash...but it could be the marketing spin, I suppose.

"Refined engine internals boost power to 112PS".
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,321
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
As far as the other gear goes...gloves and...

As far as the other gear goes...gloves and helmet. It is all about three things.
1. Fit
2. Fit
3. Fit

Go to your friendly Honda dealer (the one you have been buying all your restoration parts...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,321
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Hi cb200t, I have checked out your build and it...

Hi cb200t,
I have checked out your build and it reminds me of when I started riding years ago. Back then, I decided between a two-piece leathers or a 1-pc Roadcrafter. If I would have gotten the...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
This is the most comprehensive guide to boot...

This is the most comprehensive guide to boot conditioning I have seen. Excellent info. :deal

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/caring-hiking-boots.html

(and relevant since the boots...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Interesting! :lurk Curious to hear more about...

Interesting! :lurk
Curious to hear more about this tires.
EDIT: another thread.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21171282
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
On my AD1 pants, I use these hip armor...

On my AD1 pants,

I use these hip armor pockets
http://www.aerostich.com/aero-tf5-hip-pad-sleeves.html

Sas-tech (aerostich calls it TF5) hip armor or BMW NP armor (which is what I used because...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
I have used these with good success. the...

I have used these with good success. the pictured kit comes with the anvil and driver to install the snaps. A good fabric /artsy/craftsy store should have them.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25,653
Views: 4,852,054
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
^^^ he had K60s on it.

^^^ he had K60s on it.
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21,846
Views: 6,404,961
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
^^^ either shinko 705s...or Full Bore M40

^^^ either shinko 705s...or Full Bore M40
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,970
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
at 6'3" (33" inseam but a looong torso and arms)...

at 6'3" (33" inseam but a looong torso and arms) the big ADV bikes fit me great! (you mean ADV bikes and not necessarily a dual-sport thumper, right?)

Have you looked at cycle-ergo? You just...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,926
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Wiznas, I know NOTHING about airheads, but I...

Wiznas,
I know NOTHING about airheads, but I did have soul-draining Kawasaki KZ650 once. Sweetheart when she ran, but intermittently (seemingly at random like your bike) would just die. Sometimes,...
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 35,816
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Wow. Beautiful work!

Wow. Beautiful work!
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
good idea, great price! I like how it just...

good idea, great price!

I like how it just has wire leads...for the DIYers out there.
:lurk

shoot me a PM when you have new ones made up. :D
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 621,435
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Excellent write-up 1-2-3-4! (Maybe the...

Excellent write-up 1-2-3-4!

(Maybe the fold-over flap over the belt buckle is to prevent scratching the tank?)
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,548
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Sorry to hear about your accident. They are a...

Sorry to hear about your accident. They are a real confidence buster. Years ago, I had a nasty low-side (@ night, on-ramp, 2up, diesel/hydraulic fluid spill). Although I healed pretty quickly...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,766
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Used Aerostich Roadcrafter jacket: durable and...

Used Aerostich Roadcrafter jacket: durable and repairable.
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 28,261
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
Wooki, Many S10 owners came from FJR or...

Wooki,

Many S10 owners came from FJR or V-stroms. Have you done some googling to see what their positives and regrets are?

I hear ya on the easement road (I used to live in a cabin where the...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8,857
Views: 1,827,125
Posted By SpaceManSpiff
...and a fine picture it is! :thumbup

...and a fine picture it is! :thumbup
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