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Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 06:13 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Sold Big Whitey

Hey guys, sold the Stelvio today. I know, don't let the door hit me, eh? :1drink So I won't be stopping in much again but I did want to thank everyone on the board here. You guys were...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 07:05 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Similar experience but different. :D I'd tell...

Similar experience but different. :D I'd tell the story here but it's not the place. And besides that, I'd fear greatly for the drowsy and collapsing chins of those reading it.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
I put big whitey up the other day for sale in...

I put big whitey up the other day for sale in flea market. There's probably no good reason to sell one of these things. The brief time I've owned mine it is probably the most capable motorcycle...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Wolfman Bags

I can answer for him as I had these very same bags. Since they don't bolt up per se - more that they "attach" via strap clips - they can basically attach to any kind of rack you have on your bike. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 05:15 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Much appreciated! I will check into these.

Much appreciated! I will check into these.
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Is this the part where the Kool Aid guy bursts...

Is this the part where the Kool Aid guy bursts through the wall?
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 07:09 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Reach

I've tried doing some research within the thread here with mixed results, but is there any great risers out there for the Stelvio that require little or no modification per se, ie bolt right up...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
First, every bike specific thread on adv or...

First, every bike specific thread on adv or otherwise would be enough to either scare potential owners off or spook newbs into selling theirs. Bike threads are just that way. They "seem"...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
I just got a coupon code today for Motorcycle...

I just got a coupon code today for Motorcycle Superstore - they are currently having a tire sale. Use PB-Shinko, PB-Pirelli, or PB-Bridgestone at checkout to get another 5 percent off their already...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 06:39 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Maybe the wife wasn't the slim type :D

Maybe the wife wasn't the slim type :D
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 07:31 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Build date on my Russell/Barcalounger is late...

Build date on my Russell/Barcalounger is late this month. I've put off buying one for so long on various bikes, all because I just couldn't get over the looks. Finally let my ass do the buying and...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 04:34 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
The seat propels you slightly forward where there...

The seat propels you slightly forward where there is a bit less foam. On trips/days of 75 miles or more I'm finding that I have to consciously push myself back on the seat and even then, my very...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Report on TruGel

Last week I posted that I had installed the Bikemaster TruGel and it is an exact fit for the Stelvio. The battery is doing fine and I monitor the levels regularly via the dash. This being said, I...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2014, 08:45 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
I agree. Good article with lots of great...

I agree. Good article with lots of great information. Well written for the most part too. His Stelvio nonsense is really just whining from a dirt rider. The same argument could be made...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 06:32 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/28402/i/bikem...

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/28402/i/bikemaster-trugel-battery
Ytx16-bs.
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 04:03 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Battery Follow Up

Finally got around to installing the Bikemaster TruGel yesterday. It is an exact fit/match for the stocker. Just an fyi for future reference if anyone needs it.
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 05:39 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
WTB Givi

Just putting this out there. Got a Givi Monokey rack on the way for Big Whitey. Anyone got a topcase he'd like to part with? I can maybe do nice or even not so nice as I've already got my paint...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 06:38 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Topcase Rack?

Sorry for the reverse spam. Anyone here have a Givi or Hepco Becker topcase rack you might want to part with?
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 05:49 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Seats?

I have just about decided to invest in my first ever Russell. Instead of sending them my stocker, however, I pitched a small offer on ebay for parts seat from a salvage place from a 2009 bike. I...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 05:45 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
First Service and TB's

Mine was performed at 1100 miles. My bike was a showroom demo 2011 when I bought it several months ago. It had about 250 miles on it when I got it. At the first service - done by great guys at C...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 04:58 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Dan. You suck.

That Ducati is sick. Tremendously better choice imho. I owned and rode a GT1000 for about 23k very enjoyable miles. Probably would have kept it if my SO would have liked riding on the back of it...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Very nice setup.

Very nice setup.
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
The computer but now I will definitely start...

The computer but now I will definitely start keeping track of it myself!
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 07:39 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Heh. Well, the bike is definitely running more...

Heh. Well, the bike is definitely running more smoothly and I'll be damned if it didn't get even better mpg on the way home too. So maybe you are right. Btw, I was really surprised by the...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
First Service and Popping on Decel.

Man, am I still loving this bike. Though I plan on doing a lot of the maintenance myself at 1100 miles I had the first service done at a dealer today. They are a great bunch of guys. I also asked...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2014, 06:07 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Seat and Shield

Well like I was saying the other day, I've gotta give my stocker a good long outing to check and see if my experience the other day is replicated.

Finally got the Wolfman bags on. Nice....
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2014, 07:14 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Sitting Pretty?

How have you guys been satisfied with the stock seat? I took my first lengthy highway ride the other day, maybe only about 70 miles total. The stocker - which I originally thought was maybe one of...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 05:34 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
TruGel

Was over at our Motorcycle Superstore Outlet/Warehouse store yesterday here in Louisville. We are so lucky to have this place. Picked up a brand new Shoei Qwest for the wife for $120. Yes, I said...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2014, 05:59 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Yes, please follow up and let us know how it...

Yes, please follow up and let us know how it goes. I've returned my Shorai and charger. On the hunt now for something else.
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
:rofl Suredie indeed. Or Shortride,...

:rofl Suredie indeed. Or Shortride, manufactured by Neveready.

As I asked over on wg, anyone living near the equator want to buy a barely used Stelvio Shorai and charger? :deal :wink: :D
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
Shorai Woes

Hey all, battery stranded me today and posting this here just to get some tips. I got my brand new Shorai installed couple days ago. I was excited as that's a lot of weight savings there. ...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 06:22 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Laugh All this. Or, go buy yourself an older Stelvio...

All this. Or, go buy yourself an older Stelvio even and use the extra pay to get a gently used Jap 650 sport bike for when you want to squirt curves and such with an MTS or Capo. And don't discount...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
:nod

:nod
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 07:13 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Yup

That's likely what I'm gonna do. Dunno what to expect in terms of price but I'm sure it would be cheaper than ordering the whole package again.
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Side rack?

I'm gonna throw this question up again. Is Hepco now the only manufacturer of an aftermarket side rack for the Stelvio? I just learned yesterday Givi has ceased manufacturing theirs - sad because...
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 06:28 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
no issues here

I've run tenders on all my bikes through the whole of winter, outside in the cold even. No problems whatsoever for me in last 8 or more years. Thankfully just got a new home with garage so finally...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By lousgoose
A fantastic '11 got sold to me not long ago...

A fantastic '11 got sold to me not long ago :norton but as Heston says, you'll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands to get it away from me :lol3 Three weeks in and none of my enthusiasm has...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2014, 11:54 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Gear

I try and support local businesses when I can. I am willing and regularly do spend up to $30-$50 more at a local shop. Beyond that then it starts to feel like charity. Even said, the last couple...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2014, 04:41 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Granted, I've got some very biased new owner...

Granted, I've got some very biased new owner enthusiasm here but I can't tell my naked 2011 weighs a great deal more than other adv bikes I've ridden. There's also a lot to be said for how a bike...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2014, 06:50 AM
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Posted By lousgoose
Shorai

I just ordered a Shorai replacement and charger for my stock Yusa. It claims a weight savings advantage of almost TEN pounds! As I said on the other forum, KY is not Minnesota but I do drive year...
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