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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
I didn't mean YOU by any means! :D Can't see...

I didn't mean YOU by any means! :D

Can't see you sitting on the porch when there is a little crazy to be had. Besides crazy is just educated risk taken to an extreme right?

The sky has been...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:53 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
Cool! :freaky You've got the right spirit. ...

Cool! :freaky You've got the right spirit.



:thumb



Glad you were able to make out the landmark :clap
I shot that with a 70-300mm lens, probably just shy of 300. Many don't realize that...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
You ride this area enough we will probably cross...

You ride this area enough we will probably cross paths, maybe we already have :thumb



The Bonnie or the Yamaha? :evil I agree the Bonnie was sweet, the Yamaha IS set up well, that's why I...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
This ride also convinced me I need to invest in a...

This ride also convinced me I need to invest in a GoPro. While I have a heart for still photos, some things are just better in video. While sitting on the porch I tried to capture the thunder, trust...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
Day two of storm chasing this weekend. Just...

Day two of storm chasing this weekend. Just couldn't get enough so I went back for more.

Rode over the mountain in the morning to see what I could and things were happening. Played around on a...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By Desert Dave
I think you already answered your own question...

I think you already answered your own question there.

Your bike already does everything YOU want it to and you see no need to upgrade. Test ride something else and if you still don't see a...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
Don't have any shots of that but I'll get some...

Don't have any shots of that but I'll get some for you.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
Somewhere back in this thread I did a first...

Somewhere back in this thread I did a first impression report after my test ride and those were my exact feelings to.

I think everybody says they want a really flat torque curve until they...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 92,888
Posted By Desert Dave
That quote sums up perfectly what I've tried to...

That quote sums up perfectly what I've tried to say so often but the words didn't come. Perfect!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
I try to make every weekend a vacation :D ...

I try to make every weekend a vacation :D

Sounds like you are doing it right. Plenty of great stuff in your backyard, haven't been up there for a number of years but keep thinking I should now...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8,414
Views: 1,612,530
Posted By Desert Dave
Did a little storm chasing in the Sierras...

Did a little storm chasing in the Sierras yesterday :wink:


http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventures-on-the-Super-Tenere/i-5cqsLcv/0/XL/DSC_0253_hf-XL.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
You asked :deal Just when I get done saying...

You asked :deal

Just when I get done saying how I stay out of the mountains this time of year a week of storms comes rolling in and I get all excited about being in the high country. Yeah, rain...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
Sometimes I debate whether to add photos like...

Sometimes I debate whether to add photos like that as they aren't directly motorcycle related, but then I figure that's what I saw while out riding , right? :D All part of the experience.

I'll...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
Yes, the mounting system is designed so you can...

Yes, the mounting system is designed so you can slide the bags forward or back on the frame with no tools. The theory being you can keep the weight forward and closer to the center of the bike when...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
I've only had these on for one ride so far so I...

I've only had these on for one ride so far so I can't comment about winds, but it hasn't been an issue on other bikes so I don't expect it will here.

Surprisingly I barely felt them. On my '05...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
Thanks for the note, always makes me feel like...

Thanks for the note, always makes me feel like this thread is a two way street knowing others get something out of it. :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
Quote: <table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0"...

Quote:
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Kinda...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
Don't care where ya came from, glad you're here...

Don't care where ya came from, glad you're here now! :freaky

(actually if you came here from the V-Strom thread, you're probably alright :D)
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
I agree :evil Done. ...

I agree :evil

Done.

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-Rides-on-the-Strom/i-Qspsbjj/0/XL/DSC_0052_hf-XL.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 71,740
Posted By Desert Dave
If you've been following this thread you already...

If you've been following this thread you already know the riding season is over for me, at least until after labor day. Let all the crazies have the mountains for a couple of months, they need to...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
Good guess! They are just a hair under 38"...

Good guess! They are just a hair under 38" outside to outside.

These are the 10" bags. I really debated getting the 8"s as they look really sporty on my friends KTM and would hold plenty for...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
Jesse Bags are IN

Got mine this week, mounted last night and went for a test ride today.

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Random-Rides-on-the-Strom/i-Qspsbjj/0/XL/DSC_0052_hf-XL.jpg

Haven't been...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
There's a website for you...

There's a website for you http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%20Lines/Cycles/Products/V-Strom%201000/2014/DL1000A.aspxhere

All the specs with no chatter. :lol3

Seriously, I get what you mean,...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
Yeah, what he said :deal The leg room is a...

Yeah, what he said :deal

The leg room is a big deal for me, but I think I'm especially sensitive to that ever since a broken hip 15 years ago. Seriously, I've ridden Gold Wings and for me the...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
Do you have a link to this? I would love to read...

Do you have a link to this? I would love to read the details.



For what you describe the Super Ten sure sounds like it might be right. You mention the extra space for two up, I'll go a step...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
Guys, are we really gonna have the "I can outrun...

Guys, are we really gonna have the "I can outrun any sportbike on my KLR " discussion? :lol3

Maybe you can. Big whoop. I really think any rider with an objective mind riding a stock Tenere and a...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
No. There's the short answer :lol3 It...

No.

There's the short answer :lol3

It is better at some things for certain, most notably riding quick on twisty pavement, but both bikes have pros and cons. Funny you ask this right now as I...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,092
Posted By Desert Dave
I don't know if a couple thousand miles on my new...

I don't know if a couple thousand miles on my new strom vs a 30 mile test ride on the new GS is quite fair for comparison, but I was seriously considering both at the time.

First, we can argue who...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
I agree. I posted earlier my comparison of the...

I agree. I posted earlier my comparison of the new strom to the new GS and they are so similar that once we quit riding spec sheets the end result will be about the same for any given rider.


As...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
It also helps a LOT if you aren't responsible for...

It also helps a LOT if you aren't responsible for the damage to the bike :deal

I found that with both my 800GS and Tenere, that if you really ride it like a dirt bike....I mean get on the pegs ,...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
If you are really going to be riding all day off...

If you are really going to be riding all day off road on a regular basis I'd look to the Tenere or KTM, depending on your pace/performance needs. So many more reasons than the wheel choice.

As far...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
Excellent post, we look forward to seeing you on...

Excellent post, we look forward to seeing you on your new strom :deal As you said on your follow up post the thing sells itself , IF you are more concerned about the ride you are on than the grin of...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
I have no idea how that valve is programmed and...

I have no idea how that valve is programmed and that is where these things are getting to complex for me to just start experimenting blindly. I'd be guessing if I tried to answer that (hopefully an...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
Bingo. What do most riders actually do? Suzuki...

Bingo. What do most riders actually do? Suzuki built a bike for that. I'd say the new water cooled GS and the KTM adventure (19") are also aiming squarely at that market. They put the beak on to hype...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
If I'm in traffic on my strom lane splitting that...

If I'm in traffic on my strom lane splitting that means I took a wrong turn somewhere :deal

I agree, I used to commute on a bike, and if I still did being seen/heard would be a much higher...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
I agree. I prefer stealthy performance myself...

I agree. I prefer stealthy performance myself :deal



99 to 1? I'll take that bet :evil I agree with you on principle, that the motor stock has excellent fueling, and I wouldn't want to...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
[QUOTE=Jake Mountain;24389817] Yeah, if...

[QUOTE=Jake Mountain;24389817]


Yeah, if it's hard to tell then that means it's probably not noticeable enough for me to do it :D

As time goes on I'm sure we'll see some experiment with cat...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
More important, how does it feel? Any...

More important, how does it feel?

Any noticeable gains or shift in the powerband?
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
I remember reading that and wondering what he was...

I remember reading that and wondering what he was thinking. My favorite road that I ride "spirited" consists of lots of 35-75mph roll ons and can be comfortably ridden with power on tap without ever...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,412
Posted By Desert Dave
The biggest benefit, and why I did it, is to get...

The biggest benefit, and why I did it, is to get more leg room. Very happy about that.

The seat still (unfortunately) has a forward slope. The material feels about the same as stock, maybe feels a...
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