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Forum: Beasts Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 41,380
Posted By Starchamp
Same options as for the 18" rear on your KTM.

Same options as for the 18" rear on your KTM.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,412
Posted By Starchamp
Rear is ok, if only for onroad longevity, but the...

Rear is ok, if only for onroad longevity, but the Kenda Trak Master II does a better job in the dirt. Front washes out too easily, XCMH or XCMS are better choices, depending on your terrain.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-17-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By Starchamp
I think my son and I can make it on Saturday Nov...

I think my son and I can make it on Saturday Nov 1.
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 41,380
Posted By Starchamp
Yep, that way it rests directly on the can,...

Yep, that way it rests directly on the can, instead of just slightly above it, like the miniaturized display-only version.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By Starchamp
How does it compare to Reading Anthracite?

How does it compare to Reading Anthracite?
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,412
Posted By Starchamp
Since the SM uses shortened RM forks, I found it...

Since the SM uses shortened RM forks, I found it difficult to find the correct spring rate for my weight and riding style, but nothing that couldn't be overcome with a little cutting and grinding. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,412
Posted By Starchamp
1. I think Seat Concepts has the best...

1. I think Seat Concepts has the best comfort-per-dollar ratio, but there are plenty of options for DRZ aftermarket seats. But will any be tolerable for 2-3 weeks? I think that will mostly depend on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,412
Posted By Starchamp
The 2nd set of 21/18 wheels I got off ebay for...

The 2nd set of 21/18 wheels I got off ebay for $350 shipped, with rotors, sprocket and usable tires. A similar SM set could easily set you back twice as much. There's definitely a noticeable change...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,412
Posted By Starchamp
I've heard that the jap-spec SM comes with a cush...

I've heard that the jap-spec SM comes with a cush hub, but I've never been able to find one on ebay or any parts fiche. RAD mfg makes a custom cush hub for the DRZ, there's an inmate on here running...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
q.e.d.

q.e.d.
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
You are exactly the type of consumer that...

You are exactly the type of consumer that marketing guys dream about.
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
Really? Is that 100mph indicated, or actual? ...

Really? Is that 100mph indicated, or actual? Either way, I'd like to see the research behind that 'design' element...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
They can't charge you more if they can't convince...

They can't charge you more if they can't convince you that you're getting more.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,412
Posted By Starchamp
I've used Dyna Beads (and competitor's products)...

I've used Dyna Beads (and competitor's products) for years, works great for me. Really frustrating to get into the tube, but once in there, they do their job.
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
I didn't realize the BEAK actually gives you the...

I didn't realize the BEAK actually gives you the power of FLIGHT. Guess there's no need for suspension upgrades after all!! Good job, Suzuki!!
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,250
Posted By Starchamp
Pics, or it didn't happen.:evil

Pics, or it didn't happen.:evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 31,003
Posted By Starchamp
Is a particular map set required/recommended? ...

Is a particular map set required/recommended? Picked a Montana, but all I've got so far is the preloaded US 100k topo v5 and CN NA 2014.30.
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,250
Posted By Starchamp
Except the DRB still had the low fender.

Except the DRB still had the low fender.
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
Some hopefuls think it means switchable ABS. ...

Some hopefuls think it means switchable ABS. That would be nice, but I think it simply means (going by the timing in the vid) Hey, we were ON road, now we're going OFF road, nothing more.

I'm...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,250
Posted By Starchamp
Sad but true. :cry I keep...

Sad but true. :cry



I keep hearing/reading that Suzuki pioneered the beak, everyone else copied it?
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,412
Posted By Starchamp
If I remember correctly, those plastic shields...

If I remember correctly, those plastic shields are molded onto and around the aluminum guard, don't think you can replace just the plastic.

Otherwise, it looks like a nicely sorted and...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 41,380
Posted By Starchamp
A bit presumptuous; I wouldn't say the Triumph is...

A bit presumptuous; I wouldn't say the Triumph is a "scrambler" either, just saying that I wouldn't compare it and the Ducati based on name alone. Might as well throw the venerable CJ-8 into that...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,250
Posted By Starchamp
So, exactly what function is the beak performing,...

So, exactly what function is the beak performing, because Suzuki's press material seems to have overlooked that tidbit. Does it decrease buffeting? Increase mpg? :ear
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 41,380
Posted By Starchamp
Sure, just like somebody else said they don't...

Sure, just like somebody else said they don't even need to see the new AT. :huh

All valid comparisons, until you want to mount bags and go for a ride of any distance.

I think better...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 41,380
Posted By Starchamp
Spaceballs: The Flamethrower

Apparently only to be ridden while wearing Scrambler Ducati: The Retro-chic Openface Helmet and Scrambler Ducati: The Gloves. To prevent unsightly helmet hair, don Scramber Ducati: The Ballcap. Fly...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 41,380
Posted By Starchamp
Pretty much any backpack that you can afford!

Pretty much any backpack that you can afford!
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 41,380
Posted By Starchamp
At least Duc was kind enough to make the rider...

At least Duc was kind enough to make the rider and passenger pegs interchangeable! That's thinking, right there.
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,250
Posted By Starchamp
^ That was sarcasm, right?

^ That was sarcasm, right?
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
You can't even get the cast wheels for that, from...

You can't even get the cast wheels for that, from the fiche. I'd say well north of $2k, for tubeless spoked rims.
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
G-FORCE!!! Oh the memories....

G-FORCE!!! Oh the memories....
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
19/17 rims at that, with no complimenting...

19/17 rims at that, with no complimenting suspension upgrades that would allow you to put the spokes rims to any better use than the cast rims.

Has a price been mentioned?
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
So, nothing that can't already be bought through...

So, nothing that can't already be bought through the aftermarket, usually with better quality and/or prices.

Don't mind me, I'm probably just being defensive about being happy with my DL just...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
Lose the low front fender, and you lose...

Lose the low front fender, and you lose protection and routing for the brake cross-over line. So add in some more weight for either a longer cross-over, or dual lines, a little more fluid, plus now...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
Weight of the DL650X can only go UP, even if...

Weight of the DL650X can only go UP, even if "adventurized" is purely a cosmetic upgrade, spokes and all (i.e., no suspension/brake upgrades).
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,289
Posted By Starchamp
And will finally fit in at Starbucks. :rofl

And will finally fit in at Starbucks. :rofl
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-28-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,629
Posted By Starchamp
TT MvG Mount for Garmin StreetPilot 26xx, 27xx, etc.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1013040
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-25-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,799
Views: 453,494
Posted By Starchamp
1975 cl360

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4680575981.html
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,412
Posted By Starchamp
The type of terrain you'll be riding should be...

The type of terrain you'll be riding should be considered. If it's sandy where you ride, maybe go wider for some extra float. Other than that, stock should be fine.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24,519
Views: 4,221,412
Posted By Starchamp
I would make double-sure that you won't hit any...

I would make double-sure that you won't hit any red tape trying to get that bike street-legal again, registration-wise. Some states make you jump through a lot of hoops to street register a vehicle...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By Starchamp
A couple of the staffers I talked to said it...

A couple of the staffers I talked to said it might take a week for the results to get posted on the web.
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