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Forum: Beasts 04-23-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,074
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I got a 2012 V-Strom 650 last spring and put...

I got a 2012 V-Strom 650 last spring and put ~8500 miles on last year in the Midwest. It's my first bike so I don't have a good comparison but out of the box it was kinda rough sometimes even on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Northwoods ATV/OHM Trail

I did a search for the Aitkin County Northwoods ATV Trail on this site but didn't find it. I might have just failed at searching but figured I would post either way. It isn't listed as a state trail...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,583
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I did it with the ABS on, I don't have a switch...

I did it with the ABS on, I don't have a switch for it since I don't go much rougher than dirt/minimum maintenance type roads.

I should have mentioned that I have only ever had a 2012 DL650 and I...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,583
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I am also a new rider and got my 2012 DL650 in...

I am also a new rider and got my 2012 DL650 in March of this year. Since then I have put on over 7k miles and had lots of fun. The 2012 comes with ABS mandatory and it has helped me a few times so...
Forum: Regional forums 08-13-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 148,946
Posted By Ixxioixxl
That was a lot of fun thanks for all the work you...

That was a lot of fun thanks for all the work you guys put in. I think next year I will bring some friends and a truck/trailer with some off-road bikes instead of riding my V-Strom out. Those trails...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,074
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I got a couple this weekend while roaming around...

I got a couple this weekend while roaming around the UP.

Bond Falls:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DxlTmYF728k/UCkV0DH7ZpI/AAAAAAAAAE4/HuS1LnnbKxk/s649/BondFalls1.JPG
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Forum: Equipment 08-07-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,908
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I just got a REI Half Dome 2 Plus tent and like...

I just got a REI Half Dome 2 Plus tent and like it. I haven't used it camping yet(leaving Thursday) but I set it up in the yard to test it out and it setup easy. Then I took my water hose and gas...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 455,877
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Caribou cases, 36L sides and 34L top. ...

Caribou cases, 36L sides and 34L top.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M7whiEszcNg/UB3pXzIk9nI/AAAAAAAAADw/ikLZX-V9eq8/s1536/firewood.jpg
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,670
Posted By Ixxioixxl
The manual that came with your bike should show...

The manual that came with your bike should show you how to do everything in the 600 mile maintenance. It just doesn't have all the torque specs but people like Greywolf have posted some in forums or...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-03-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,982
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Got a campsite for Thurs-Sun next week and paid...

Got a campsite for Thurs-Sun next week and paid the rally fee. See you then.

FYI, there were only 8 left yesterday at like 16:00 but he might have just meant non-electric sites.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-02-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,982
Posted By Ixxioixxl
This looks too fun to pass up, thank you for...

This looks too fun to pass up, thank you for posting it. If there are still campsites open I will register today to come out Thurs-Sun.

Maybe next year I will learn to plan more than a couple...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-31-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Will do, thanks for the offer. That pic you have...

Will do, thanks for the offer. That pic you have of going over the railroad grade bridge in Canada looks awesome. I don't do a lot of the stuff I see in your pictures yet since I am still new and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,074
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Temperance River

Here are some of Temperance River near Lake Superior from yesterday. They are from my phone but look okay....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Thanks for the advice on the Superior National...

Thanks for the advice on the Superior National Forest. I saw maybe 30% of the stuff I want to see up there so I will go back in the fall when the salmon/trout are running up the rivers by Lake...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,916
Posted By Ixxioixxl
2012 DL650, 4500 miles. No issues so far.

2012 DL650, 4500 miles. No issues so far.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Great info Unstable Rider, thanks a bunch for...

Great info Unstable Rider, thanks a bunch for writing that up. I will check that out on the way up then check out some of the stuff on Cannonshot's map for the way back down the shore. I think I will...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Ixxioixxl
That weekend is my mom's 60th B-Day party...

That weekend is my mom's 60th B-Day party otherwise I was going to sign up :cry maybe next season.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Wow that is a lot of great info, thanks. I will...

Wow that is a lot of great info, thanks. I will need to buy a GPS to hold all these places for sure. I think I will just split this up into two trips, one from Duluth NE to Canada border and another...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Superior National Forest Area

I went to Itasca Park area last weekend, I liked riding around and camping/fishing up there. For my next location I was thinking the NE part of MN for a few days. I am riding a 2012 V-Strom 650 with...
Forum: Vendors 06-28-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 760,060
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I am sure they will hold up for me then, 2 years...

I am sure they will hold up for me then, 2 years with no failures speaks nicely. I probably won't beat the crap out of them the way serious off road riders do. The lock-it bolts are my fault for not...
Forum: Americas 06-28-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Have fun! I am heading up to Itasca area this...

Have fun! I am heading up to Itasca area this weekend for some riding/fishing/camping. Looking forward to heading that way next month.
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 156,858
Posted By Ixxioixxl
This thing works slick on the 2012 DL650. I have...

This thing works slick on the 2012 DL650. I have just messed around with it testing getting the back wheel up in the garage/yard and used it to oil the chain. Good deal :clap
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 760,060
Posted By Ixxioixxl
On the Hepco & Becker side case racks for the...

On the Hepco & Becker side case racks for the 2012 V-Strom 650s that come with the Caribou cases the instructions are wrong. You will need to Google forums for better, stromtrooper has a good set....
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,572
Posted By Ixxioixxl
You are correct, I kept track more of what I was...

You are correct, I kept track more of what I was doing when it was windy again the other day. I wasn't actually using my body weight to lean, I was counter-steering into the wind. I guess it must...
Forum: Americas 06-21-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I look forward to hearing about it. I plan on...

I look forward to hearing about it. I plan on taking a few of these trips this year since I am really enjoying owning a motorcycle.
Forum: Americas 06-18-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Glad I came across this thread, I was thinking I...

Glad I came across this thread, I was thinking I would head to the UP this summer since I have never been there and have PTO to burn. I live in Blaine, MN so I can just hijack your map and see where...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I used to live in Loretto on County Rd. 11 on...

I used to live in Loretto on County Rd. 11 on lake Sarah in a crappy little house a couple years back. Lots of bikes drove by on 11 but most are cruisers in groups. Kinda flat but still fun to ride...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,404
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I tipped mine over a few times so far this year...

I tipped mine over a few times so far this year in the same type of situation or on soft ground. I am about the same height as you but weigh more so the bike might ride a little lower for me. It is...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,538
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I figured I would just get used to it because I...

I figured I would just get used to it because I didn't want to lower the bike but then tipped over one too many times, just stopped on a buddy's soft driveway the last time. I messed around with the...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,538
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I took the rubber bumpers off the bottom of my...

I took the rubber bumpers off the bottom of my OEM short seat and it helped and makes the bike more comfortable for me, too bad I didn't know I could do that a couple months ago. It seems to have...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 37,775
Posted By Ixxioixxl
My head bounced around a little when in traffic...

My head bounced around a little when in traffic or windy areas at 70mph+ and a lot seemed to be coming from the mirrors when I put my hands in front of me. I bought the Aprilia Tuono mirrors for...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,197
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Someday I will spring for nice hard luggage but...

Someday I will spring for nice hard luggage but for now I like watching the faces of cars pulling up next to me at 80mph and staring at a tackle bag and fishing poles(last weekend I had my fly rod...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,197
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Your panniers are much more organized than my...

Your panniers are much more organized than my bags...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-10QJzB5mVYU/T8UXgejaf0I/AAAAAAAAACY/K5i6Y1uEvJg/s814/IMAG0026.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,572
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I bought a 2012 V-Strom 650 this year and have...

I bought a 2012 V-Strom 650 this year and have noticed it moves around in the wind but it is my first bike so I cannot compare it to other models/styles. I have about 2k miles on it now and have...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,538
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I am 5' 8" and have tipped my 2012 V-Strom over a...

I am 5' 8" and have tipped my 2012 V-Strom over a few times so far but they were all on uneven or soft ground and while stopped or stopping. I am new to motorcycles this year so I kinda suck at...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By Ixxioixxl
My 2012 DL650 was $7500.00 with 0% interest, $0...

My 2012 DL650 was $7500.00 with 0% interest, $0 down so I think $8k for used is probably too high also.
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,478
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Got my Kathmandu jacket and pants in the mail...

Got my Kathmandu jacket and pants in the mail today. Both look great with no issues. Thanks for the good customer service and fast shipping.

On a funny note my dumb ass thought the ear plugs were...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,175
Posted By Ixxioixxl
I have the 2012 DL650 also and this happens often...

I have the 2012 DL650 also and this happens often so probably nothing wrong with it.
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 57,340
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Earlier in this thread someone said I should put...

Earlier in this thread someone said I should put some Michelin Anakee2 tires on mine. Is that what others are also putting on theirs? I drive mine to work and anywhere I don't need my truck so...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 37,775
Posted By Ixxioixxl
Grats on the new bike. I just got one about a...

Grats on the new bike. I just got one about a month ago and have 1k miles on it so far. I really like it even though I don't have anything to compare it to since it is my first bike. The bike seems...
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