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Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,974
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
My V-Strom 650 was fun on frost-heaved Alaskan...

My V-Strom 650 was fun on frost-heaved Alaskan roads. For that price range, with the two-up requirement, you might also think about a Ulysses or a Tiger 1050. Both have a bit more suspension than...
Forum: Beasts 12-28-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,995
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
I don't think it would be possible to convert an...

I don't think it would be possible to convert an ABS Tiger to 19" front wheel. Since the wheel would be turning much slower at a given speed, I'd tend to think that would screw with the ABS speed...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,874
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Why the little tiger and not the 1050? Might be...

Why the little tiger and not the 1050? Might be more comparable to the sprint.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,241
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
New Ninja 1000. Or a used Tiger 1050, and a W650...

New Ninja 1000. Or a used Tiger 1050, and a W650 for style.
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,995
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
I've had mine on some dirt, did fine even on...

I've had mine on some dirt, did fine even on PR2s. That said, it likes the hardpack VT-style dirt roads better than the loose gravel ones that we have here in the west. I spent the first month that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,440
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Tiger 1050. You'll thank me later.

Tiger 1050. You'll thank me later.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,733
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
I like it. That color brings to mind rwb hondas.

I like it. That color brings to mind rwb hondas.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,916
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Here's a vote for the Nighthawk. Hell, even the...

Here's a vote for the Nighthawk. Hell, even the older 650s were good bikes, very low maintenance and reliable. My '83 was my first real bike, and it treated me very, very well.

On a different...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,068
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Tiger 1050. I've ridden some nasty frost-heaved...

Tiger 1050. I've ridden some nasty frost-heaved roads in VT with a passenger on mine, and loved it. Might upgrade the rear shock though.
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 1,443,964
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jqEJFDheEfk/TkX...

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Forum: Beasts 08-12-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,065
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Scrambler, if you like some passion in your...

Scrambler, if you like some passion in your motorcycles. The DL is an appliance, which some folks really seem to like...

Wee: Gas mileage, weather protection, possibly smoother motor,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Probably true. First priority is the tank, might...

Probably true. First priority is the tank, might as well stop actively plugging the carb with rust right? Then we'll get to the little stuff.

Parts should be here today. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Thanks guys! Parts ordered from Dr.ATV...

Thanks guys!

Parts ordered from Dr.ATV today. The points seem fine, so I'll clean them up and run 'em.

New stuff coming:

Spark plug
Resistor plug cap
Air filter (the PO was using a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Dug into it a bit this morning and it's looking...

Dug into it a bit this morning and it's looking better than I'd thought.

The ignition switch was clipped, but the mutimeter claims that it's functional. I guess we'll hook it up and see.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
My first CT90

Yo! First post in Battle Scooters, never thought I'd end up here...heh. :lol3

Yesterday I was hiking with a friend and we got on the topic of CT90's, for some reason. I thought to myself, I...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,900
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
One more downside to the DL that nobody has...

One more downside to the DL that nobody has mentioned yet - they have a deserved reputation for being boring, in a Camry-esque sort of way. Not everyone finds them so, but I did. Worth thinking...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,900
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Well...some folks will no doubt dispute this, but...

Well...some folks will no doubt dispute this, but I'd have to say no. Sure, if you drop a couple gears it'll help - but fast it ain't. I took a trip to SoCal on the Wee 2-up this spring, and...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,128
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
I crashed my Wee this spring. As it happens, I...

I crashed my Wee this spring. As it happens, I was already contemplating moving on...just wasn't doing "it" for me.

Reliable? Yep. Efficient? Yep. Comfy? Yep. Interesting? Nope.

It took...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
All great suggestions, and if $$ was no issue I'd...

All great suggestions, and if $$ was no issue I'd look at the Tiger 800 (probably just 'cause I'm on a Triumph kick at the moment, heh heh.)

However - you mentioned that you wanted something light...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
This. I'd personally go for a cheap...

This.

I'd personally go for a cheap non-runner, as long as it wasn't abused. Like DND says above, you're going to put money into any bike from that era that you buy, and you might as well start...
Forum: Face plant 05-13-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,908
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Thanks! I'm super pumped. Nothing like a few...

Thanks! I'm super pumped. Nothing like a few weeks cruising around New England on a new ride, followed by a cross-country jaunt.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,881
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Sanctimonious: Adjective: Making a show of being...

Sanctimonious: Adjective: Making a show of being morally superior to other people.

:lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,255
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Nothing quite like ripping soft spring bumps...

Nothing quite like ripping soft spring bumps after a long, dark, cold VT winter.
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,908
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Oh, you know it - hindsight is 20/20. If I'd...

Oh, you know it - hindsight is 20/20. If I'd just come from the bar like a proper biker, I might've been quick enough to do just that. :lol3
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,908
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Well, everything except going too goddamn fast...

Well, everything except going too goddamn fast entering the corner in the first place... :lol3 Once I made THAT mistake, there wasn't a lot I can think of that I could do to correct it.

Helmet:...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,908
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
I think it probably would've done it anyway. ...

I think it probably would've done it anyway. Once it came out of the sand, it was simply too far sideways to NOT highside. Maybe if I'd gotten it spinning really fast? But still probably not.
Forum: Face plant 05-06-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,908
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Whoops.

Well, they say it's not if, it's when...guess that was true for me.

I was headed out on a 3-week trip to the east coast today, just heading up the mountains out of the Bighorn Basin. The bike was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,918
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Second the bear thing, I almost smacked one on...

Second the bear thing, I almost smacked one on the Cassiar a couple years back. Missed by about a foot.

I grabbed a handful of brake, and eloquently stated "jeezesfuckinchrist" as I passed...and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,536
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
x2. I would suggest that riding in this...

x2.

I would suggest that riding in this manner also helps the rider to stay more "in the game" mentally, and discourages just motoring along with the flow of traffic and allowing the mind to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 88,495
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
I bet it has more to do with the fact that as you...

I bet it has more to do with the fact that as you say, the XC has tube tires. Since the sensor typically goes inside the pressurized area (i.e. inside the rim on a tubeless tire) that'd be pretty...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Should be working now, I changed my email address...

Should be working now, I changed my email address and it screwed up my account.
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Givi bags on a Uly

So I'm looking at potentially purchasing an 09 XT from an inmate, and I'd like to know what the options are for mounting Givi E45's to the existing XT racks.

I really like my E45's, and I'd like...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,052
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
For solo travel, the little DL is top notch. ...

For solo travel, the little DL is top notch. Harsh? Not at all. Hell of a lot lighter than your ST, too.

Not gonna have the wind protection you're used to though.

Better gas mileage than the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,897
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Have you looked at any of the Buell...

Have you looked at any of the Buell streetfighters? Wide bars, dirtbike style, and flickable as heck IMO. With power, relative economy, and comfy enough to ride far.

Nowhere near the build...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,959
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
I changed out fork oil to 10wt this spring, and...

I changed out fork oil to 10wt this spring, and it seems like I have a lot less dive under braking. It's a cheap and easy mod, and hell - you're probably due for a change of fork oil anyway, why not?
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,769
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Which end of travel is the clutch engaging at? ...

Which end of travel is the clutch engaging at? Closer to the bar, or farther away?

If it's grabbing right off the bar, that could cause your problem. Mine was taking a bit soon, and I tightened...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,742
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
Public lynching by the v-strom acolytes in...

Public lynching by the v-strom acolytes in 5.....4.....3....2...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,728
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
They were great for me. Guy went out of his way...

They were great for me. Guy went out of his way to get me my Darien before my AK trip. I was impressed, seemed like I was dealing with riders, not just 9-5ers.

Ymmv, apparently.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-16-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,691
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
I have a 60CSX that has been on the handlebars...

I have a 60CSX that has been on the handlebars for over 40k. Held up great, and well worth the price.

If you don't need voice nav, I'd endorse it strongly. Waterproof, and all that. I just leave...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,103
Posted By RottenScummyTroll
At least they don't recommend that you wear a...

At least they don't recommend that you wear a hi-viz Utilikilt under 'em.
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