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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14,610
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Posted By elmo_4_vt
I'm in for a canal ride this weekend on Saturday...

I'm in for a canal ride this weekend on Saturday or maybe Sunday. I still haven't gotten the DRZ there yet.

Don

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,898
Views: 146,074
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Drop

Got soaked on my way up from getting this. Around Odessa the skies opened up. Luckily, all the gear I had on was mesh. :lol3

Drop is that the furthest north lighthouse in DE:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 74,930
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Heading to the drop, I knew I was in for trouble....

Heading to the drop, I knew I was in for trouble. I'd already gone through one small down-pour... Not there is rain on 3 sides of me.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,898
Views: 146,074
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Grab ...

Grab

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 74,930
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Grab... ...

Grab...

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn195/elmo_4_vt/Motorcycle/20150510_133545_zpsfvyd8cmr.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Love this bike

This past weekend was the first time my wife and I have done any serious two up riding in the past 10 years. That's an easy time to remember since I had just bought her a ring and decided to sell my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Two Up Riding

This past weekend was the first time my wife and I have done any serious two up riding in the past 10 years. That's an easy time to remember since I had just bought her a ring and decided to sell my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
There is one called "Snake Creek MX Park" in...

There is one called "Snake Creek MX Park" in Southern DE. We're going to try it next weekend.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn195/elmo_4_vt/Motorcycle/20150315_175735_zpsg6cgbvfg.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
This is awesome Hack. Trailer the bike in? How...

This is awesome Hack. Trailer the bike in? How heavy is the slide-in? Is that a F-150?

Don

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,883
Posted By elmo_4_vt
I just downloaded one that is very close to my...

I just downloaded one that is very close to my 2014. I don't think there's much difference between the 2014 and 2015 manuals. Only option I've seen for the service manual is Ebay.

Did you put in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-31-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Anyone else get the e-mail from AMA about the...

Anyone else get the e-mail from AMA about the potential helmet use law going through Delaware?

More info here below, use as you see fit:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,883
Posted By elmo_4_vt
For what it's worth, the 2014 manuals are finally...

For what it's worth, the 2014 manuals are finally updated on the site. It's not the exact same as the one that came with my bike from the dealer, but it's a lot closer than the 2012 versions that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
If something happens around here...

If something happens around here (Newark/Wilmington) tomorrow, I know that Powersports East on Rt 40 is having some kind of shindig. The e-mails say they'll have door prizes and discounts on things,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-14-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
I'm in for breakfast if you guys are still...

I'm in for breakfast if you guys are still going...

I need to get out on the new bike.

Don
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26,988
Views: 4,940,772
Posted By elmo_4_vt
I'll chime in since I just bought mine last...

I'll chime in since I just bought mine last weekend, and I had pretty much the same criteria and questions, and old bike as you. Coming from a '07 KLR, I was finally able to upgrade to a better road...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26,988
Views: 4,940,772
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Parts help

Anyone have a chain guard they're willing to part with? I just bought a nicely set up DRZ, but the lack of a chain guard has been flagged by the DMV as a show stopper. The tabs have also been cut...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-13-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
You are a gentleman and a scholar Hack. I'll...

You are a gentleman and a scholar Hack. I'll send you a PM to figure out how to make the exchange. I'm down that way quite often with work, or hopefully I can just make a trip down there on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
DMV Hell

So I took the bike to the DMV last night, and the crazy lady there failed me for no chain guard and "knobby tires" (michelin ac10). I fought the knobby tires thing, and eventually after talking to 3...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-10-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Alum. Trailers

Does anyone here have experience with aluminum utility trailers? My current 4x8 is a little too small and is a pain for some of the tasks I use it for, and it's getting long in the tooth at ~30yrs...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-10-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Glad you found it Tom. Pretty quick for not...

Glad you found it Tom. Pretty quick for not having anything to point you there. Good job.

Don

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-09-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,047
Posted By elmo_4_vt
So I just sent in the form... It's great that we...

So I just sent in the form... It's great that we have people like the AMA looking out for us. Realizing that, I tried to rectify a serious problem in that I've never signed up to become an AMA...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-07-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
New Hotness

All this talk about KLRs is making me teary eyed. Finally let mine go on Wednesday, and not letting the money get stale, turned it right around and put it all down on DRZ. Wanted something a little...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Any help on how to do this on a '14? Don ...

Any help on how to do this on a '14?

Don

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Mine does the intake pop thing every once in a...

Mine does the intake pop thing every once in a while when I'm blipping the throttle before engaging the clutch. Luckily, it's caught up every time so far, but I always have the feeling in the back...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
For what it's worth... Mine in December was...

For what it's worth... Mine in December was $11,800 including all fees except for state tax. I trailered it and paid those at the DMV here. It was a '14 non-ES.

Don

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Thanks for the help. As for the resistance...

Thanks for the help.

As for the resistance and power flow, I agree with the posts about a high current/power. I doubted the results, but I tested both, and they were the same resistance, so I'm...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Spare plug

Speaking of plugs, does anyone know what this spare plug is under the seat of my 2014 Non-ES? I haven't seen anything in the manual as of yet.
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
For the record, the factory units can be had...

For the record, the factory units can be had pretty easy at around $300. Mine were $315 with shipping to my house from a dealer about an hour away. You just have to get on the phone and make a few...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Just got done installing the OEM heated grips on...

Just got done installing the OEM heated grips on the bike. Took me about 1.5 hrs watching "Rudy" on TV and screwing around some. Install on a '14 is VERY straight forward. Both left and right...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-31-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Of course leave it to the Duc to make the spokes...

Of course leave it to the Duc to make the spokes look sexy. That would be my preference if these ever give me troubles, I'm not a fan of the through rim style, even though I know they're proven. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-29-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Thanks! I'm rather fond of it too. As far...

Thanks! I'm rather fond of it too.

As far as the wheels (if you were talking about these), they are tubeless. This may not be the best design for spoked wheels, but the spokes in these never...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
In a word... "awesome". In the middle price wise...

In a word... "awesome". In the middle price wise as far as "luggage systems", but very good quality and they have a lot of options. I'm very happy with them, and the longer term reviews say they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Farkles

The farkling is progressing nicely with the new Super T. Other than a skid plate (arrived damaged), heated grips (on the way), a 6" LED kit for the front, and maybe some bark-busters or equiv., I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-28-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
The farkling is progressing nicely with the new...

The farkling is progressing nicely with the new Super T. Other than a skid plate (arrived damaged), heated grips (on the way), and maybe some bark-busters or equiv., I think I'm set. Still only 198...
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,644
Posted By elmo_4_vt
That is awesome news... I've been having a hard...

That is awesome news... I've been having a hard time figuring out what type of luggage system to get that would allow me to use my existing Wolfman dry bags and a hard back option. I don't see any...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Traction control can be turned off... I'm loving...

Traction control can be turned off... I'm loving mine so far. Especially for that price, I think you owe it to yourself to try it out.

Don

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Speaking of RC conversion... And to try and make...

Speaking of RC conversion... And to try and make up for RC's lack of videos lately, take a look a this:

http://youtu.be/ISVlq8U2-go

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-15-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14,610
Views: 715,393
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Not sure on the price yet... Have to look around....

Not sure on the price yet... Have to look around. I was hoping for $4k, but that may be high. Opinions?

As far as farkles, nothing special. Rear side luggage rack, skid plate, rear box, front...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
Long drive, but there is a '14 grey ES for...

Long drive, but there is a '14 grey ES for $12,000 here in DE. 236 miles, was won for a prize, and sold back to the dealer after one ride.

Don

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28,120
Views: 5,639,433
Posted By elmo_4_vt
I just picked up my '14, non-ES on Saturday for...

I just picked up my '14, non-ES on Saturday for $11,800 (including freight and doc fees, but not Tax and Tags). They also have a used (267miles) ES version for $12,000. For me, I REALLY wanted the...
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