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Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By 996DL
If that means you'll spend more time in the KLR...

If that means you'll spend more time in the KLR threads, it's all good. :thumb

996DL
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,963
Posted By 996DL
Yeah, the KLR platform is a perfect example of...

Yeah, the KLR platform is a perfect example of refinement / evolution... :lol3

996DL
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,963
Posted By 996DL
Dealers don't spend the majority of their time...

Dealers don't spend the majority of their time glued to the internet,
so aren't as informed as all the mc website "experts."

1290 Super Adventure = their take on a "GSA" rendition.

Just...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,982
Posted By 996DL
Moto Guzzi comes to mind. :wink: :lol3 ...

Moto Guzzi comes to mind. :wink: :lol3

996DL
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
1st gen Vee = TM400 2nd gen Vee = RM370 ...

1st gen Vee = TM400

2nd gen Vee = RM370

996DL :evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7,933
Views: 1,185,344
Posted By 996DL
I'd MUCH rather see a four piston caliper on this...

I'd MUCH rather see a four piston caliper on this single front disc application, absolutely hate bean counters influence in matters such as this, regardless of the manufacturer.

Kudos and bravo...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 165,913
Posted By 996DL
1946 and 1947 Indian Chiefs had metal tank...

1946 and 1947 Indian Chiefs had metal tank badges, (both years different badges).

996DL
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 903
Views: 218,799
Posted By 996DL
This thread is getting as active lately, as the...

This thread is getting as active lately, as the "Girl on an old motorcycle" photo thread. :wink:

Gotta love Guzzis ! :thumb

996DL
Forum: Canada 07-30-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,411
Posted By 996DL
Bought a couple of 5 litre jugs of full syn 5-40...

Bought a couple of 5 litre jugs of full syn 5-40 Rotella, from the local Cdn Shell bulk dealer, for under $30 a jug this year. Running it in my new to me, 08 Nissan Frontier 4cyl / 2wd.

996DL
Forum: Hacks 07-30-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,071
Posted By 996DL
Absolutely mind blowing consumer offering, time...

Absolutely mind blowing consumer offering, time to buy shares in Polaris Industries ! :thumb

996DL
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,160
Posted By 996DL
No, just no. I am however, glad it floats...

No, just no.

I am however, glad it floats your boat.

996DL
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By 996DL
I didn't take notes and although any Japanese...

I didn't take notes and although any Japanese automotive manufacturer's labelled antifreeze won't have silicates, their alternatives for the long life 2-EHA additive, would vary somewhat.

I...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By 996DL
Thumb Ford Motorcraft SPECIALTY GREEN ENGINE COOLANT / Mazda FL22 antifreeze

Just spent days doing my homework on the web, regarding the BEST antifreeze to use in my new to me, 2008 Nissan Frontier (94,000 kilometers).

I'm refreshing this little gas sipper, 2.5 litre...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,290
Posted By 996DL
Canadian msrp 2014 Kawasaki KLR650 $6999, offered...

Canadian msrp 2014 Kawasaki KLR650 $6999, offered website discount $200

Canadian msrp 2014 Suzuki DR650SE $6299, offered website discount $400

Honda dealers here in Canada, should receive a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,290
Posted By 996DL
Canadian msrp on the venerable XR650L is $8199...

Canadian msrp on the venerable XR650L is $8199 :eek1 :nah :lol3

Their website is showing a $500 discount on 2014 and $750 on 2013 models.

996DL
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 96,856
Posted By 996DL
Toxic thread moderator, only just joined in 2014...

Toxic thread moderator, only just joined in 2014 670ccc ? :gdog :lol3

996DL
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
I agree and couldn't be more pleased with the...

I agree and couldn't be more pleased with the home run Suzuki has knocked out of the ball park, with this vastly improved Vee II !

Noted on the Australian site mcnews.com.au spring test, actual...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 38,244
Posted By 996DL
Honda has been somewhat busy lately, with...

Honda has been somewhat busy lately, with recycling long in the tooth existing format bikes, stripped Wing and this ST variant, along with the VFR rehash and all.

But if you want to make a "bar...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 38,244
Posted By 996DL
Posted specs in Cycle World's CTX13 vs big bore...

Posted specs in Cycle World's CTX13 vs big bore Guzzi comparo test, totally underwhelmed / shocked me.

Honda:
76.8 hp @ 5840 rpm :huh
78.4 lb.-ft @3930 rpm
12.83 @ 102.42 mph 1/4 mile
117...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
My former 2004 Vee had me trying different motor...

My former 2004 Vee had me trying different motor oils, the "Swiss spacer mod" and preloading the lever slightly for the 1st to 2nd upshift, but the only really substancial improvement, was fitting a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 21,169
Posted By 996DL
leafman, you felt the need for a fork brace, even...

leafman, you felt the need for a fork brace, even with the 49mm forks of the current gen Dyna Glide ? :hmmmmm

996DL
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
A good sign, the many new owners of the Vee II,...

A good sign, the many new owners of the Vee II, too busy riding to post. :lurk

996DL
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
Sure seems to have been in a hell of a rush, to...

Sure seems to have been in a hell of a rush, to post his extensive findings of riding the Vee II 100 miles, while not exceeding 4000 rpm. :fpalm

Came off sounding like a fkn idjit.

996DL
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
One of the best improvements I made to my former...

One of the best improvements I made to my former 04 DL1000, was removing the 41 litre Zega panniers, I had mounted when the bike was near new.

Late in my ownership of the bike, I fitted slimline...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
ALL the design changes in the 14 Vee address...

ALL the design changes in the 14 Vee address former weaknesses inherent in the first gen, up to and including aerodynamic down force, from the DR Big derived front beak.

You want serious...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
:bueller 996DL

:bueller

996DL
Forum: 2 smokers 02-23-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,096
Views: 297,975
Posted By 996DL
Steve Baker = total fucking badass... ...

Steve Baker = total fucking badass...

Witnessed his gifts on works Yamahas back in the day, at the now long departed Westwood racetrack.
Alien, no mortal can do that sort of shit. :wink:
...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-22-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,096
Views: 297,975
Posted By 996DL
What a wagon load of bullshit. 996DL

What a wagon load of bullshit.

996DL
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By 996DL
While the 4 litre V6 is most commonly found in...

While the 4 litre V6 is most commonly found in the Frontiers, Nissan's 2.5 litre QR25DE inline four, is still offered in both the USA and Canada.

996DL
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By 996DL
Just finished purchasing a 2008 Frontier XE ext...

Just finished purchasing a 2008 Frontier XE ext cab, 4 cyl, 2 wd, auto, with 90,000 kilometers (aprox. 55,000 miles).

Got tired of trying to find a Tacoma equipped the same and settled on this...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,730
Posted By 996DL
You're probably right, with a rider of your...

You're probably right, with a rider of your acknowledged prowess, the first gen Vee's are surely near faultless. :nod

996DL
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
Outside of the 1st gen's clutch basket being...

Outside of the 1st gen's clutch basket being upgraded in 04 and lean mapped ecm's (mine was Yosh box tweaked, before it left the dealership), the 996 motors were bombproof and the displacement...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
Low mileage, canary yellow, tall with the 47mm...

Low mileage, canary yellow, tall with the 47mm usd forks, way too much black and no time lately, to tweak and install the parts and accessories, I've set aside for it. But it's mine, mine, mine... ...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
One of motorcycling's truly great motors, but for...

One of motorcycling's truly great motors, but for myself, despite years of throwing serious money at it, my first gen NEVER satisfied me with high speed stability, nor it's manners in HIGH wind...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 316,356
Posted By 996DL
This one's going in the calendar, right ? :wink:...

This one's going in the calendar, right ? :wink:

996DL
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 489,805
Posted By 996DL
At the local mc show, viewed the 2nd gen in the...

At the local mc show, viewed the 2nd gen in the flesh yesterday. Looked fine to me thnx, not nearly as gruesome as the first gen I owned for 9 years.

With the exception of the world class motor,...
Forum: Beasts 12-28-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By 996DL
Get someone that knows what they're doing, to...

Get someone that knows what they're doing, to properly reset the steering head bearings preload.

996DL
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,371
Posted By 996DL
Another "expert" joins the ranks, welcome....

Another "expert" joins the ranks, welcome. :bueller

We can expect to hear more of your wisdom on the Harley threads as well ? :lurk

996DL
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,297
Views: 918,815
Posted By 996DL
I won't fit a set of mint 41 litre Zegas I've got...

I won't fit a set of mint 41 litre Zegas I've got sitting around, to my 2010 XB12X, solely because of how their "barn door" aerodynamics, effected my previously owned sinced new, 2004 DL1000 VStrom....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,709
Posted By 996DL
Aerodynamics, surface areas, weight and load...

Aerodynamics, surface areas, weight and load placement and the many other contributing factors already mentioned, all play a role including a rider's own techniques, but who really gives a God Damn...
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