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Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9,177
Views: 3,574,038
Posted By sagedrifter
If I can fix it with JB, it will be my back up...

If I can fix it with JB, it will be my back up rotor. If the magnents were easy to remove I would have tried it without heat, but I don't want to pry hard and break one into pieces. I would rather...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9,177
Views: 3,574,038
Posted By sagedrifter
Bluhduh Its a good idea to install a Datel Volt Meter to...

Its a good idea to install a Datel Volt Meter to serve as an early warning system. My 06 DL1000 stopped charging due to the following:
...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 65,318
Posted By sagedrifter
Etymotic HF5 are $129 retail and are the direct...

Etymotic HF5 are $129 retail and are the direct replacement for the old favorite. 42db isolation, low profile deep insertion fits under helmets and a little better durability. Uses the same triple...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,371
Posted By sagedrifter
I run centramatics on my big truck, those work....

I run centramatics on my big truck, those work. Does that help? :rofl

I've run a few tires with nothing and they get the same wear and miles as those balanced with weights, liquids, BB's or...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
Really like the Tusk ATV Sport bend bars, I went...

Really like the Tusk ATV Sport bend bars, I went out for a 120 mile dinner run to make sure the set up was to my liking and all.

The 2006 Vee is getting a bit accessorized now that I've had it...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9,177
Views: 3,574,038
Posted By sagedrifter
Before the suspension upgrade... ...

Before the suspension upgrade...
http://sagebrush.smugmug.com/photos/i-PMKmxxJ/0/XL/i-PMKmxxJ-XL.jpg

Since then I added a 13.4kg rear spring, need to head up the Cherohala again for another pic....
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By sagedrifter
If you want to keep your hearing use ear...

If you want to keep your hearing use ear protection while riding. I use 42db isolating IEMs and my hearing is fine after years of listening and riding. Its not worth loosing your hearing and those...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By sagedrifter
I thought my last Tourance was a bear too. I...

I thought my last Tourance was a bear too. I replaced a Tourance EXP and it came right off easily. The Tourance from CHINA seemed a bit small, I was able to force one bead on by hand, but it took a...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,320
Posted By sagedrifter
This thread got me to change out my springs. Old...

This thread got me to change out my springs. Old but good and appreciated.

I was 280 pounds when I got the DL1000 and needed the upgrade bad. Did the Sonic 1.0 springs only with new oil. Huge...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
I see my DL1000 as moderate size touring bike...

I see my DL1000 as moderate size touring bike that can do it all. When out with friends, I ride mostly with sport touring bikes and it does well never having to lag behind. When I take a less...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
Really, if you have to ask if you need the power...

Really, if you have to ask if you need the power of the 1000 you probably won't miss it. There are people who get 10,000 miles from a rear tire then you have a guy like me that might see 5k......
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
I would not even consider the 650 for two up...

I would not even consider the 650 for two up touring. I don't find the 1000 overly powerful at all. But, I weigh 250 pounds naked. If your light weight or slow, the 650 will get much better economy....
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By sagedrifter
It depends on the trailer's frame. If you can...

It depends on the trailer's frame. If you can support a class 5 hitch you can use one of these:

http://www.mightyhauler.com/images/halfton.jpg

Lots of choices out there.

I decided a toy...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 98,053
Posted By sagedrifter
I started out riding KTM bikes as my first street...

I started out riding KTM bikes as my first street legal rides, looking back I realize that was mainly because my friends and the magazines said they were the bomb. Many years later I have to say my...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
The people around me complain about their BMW GS...

The people around me complain about their BMW GS bikes buffeting too. One fellow told me he was going back to a DL1000 after trying a new BMW. I would think the shaft drive and the electronic stuff...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
I'm a tall fellow, 34" inseam, 6'-4", 50" chest...

I'm a tall fellow, 34" inseam, 6'-4", 50" chest etc...

The stock wind shield was horrible for me, I had to take it off and run in the breeze. Sounds to me that people in general with actual harsh...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
A spring upgrade is cheap and easy, if thats not...

A spring upgrade is cheap and easy, if thats not enough you can always drop in Cogent's DL650 stuff. But, I'm happy with a simple spring upgrade so far. I spent around $120 on the DL1000 forks,...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
Yes, its exactly how a high reving v-twin will...

Yes, its exactly how a high reving v-twin will run. Running a good fuel map helps, but really its too far below the torque curve to expect much below 4k. That's less than half the red line.

I run...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
Luggage

If you ride mostly mild roads, Shad offers some well made cases at about half what GIVI runs. When my luggage wears out I'm going to give Shad a shot or maybe some Alloy boxes. I have had a Shad top...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
There are many Stroms out there with low miles,...

There are many Stroms out there with low miles, it would have to be almost free for me to mess with one near 100K.

Has it been maintained by the service manual? What does well maintained mean? I...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
The brackets flex a bit, depends on the shield...

The brackets flex a bit, depends on the shield and if the holes were drilled correctly. The Madstad shield is curved so I have to align the brackets with the shield, thats normal. Never tried the...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
There is a budget option for a stiff alloy handle...

There is a budget option for a stiff alloy handle bar, one that is far more responsive than stock. The Tusk ATV bend I'm using now gives a substantial increase in height, no need for risers. $29 at...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
No ADV size bike is good off road, to me even a...

No ADV size bike is good off road, to me even a DR650 is a PIG off road and is not fun at all on trails. There is a big difference between off road and a dirt road.

To me a KLR was too much...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 135,235
Posted By sagedrifter
I read about a KTM 950 and a Suzuki DL1000 having...

I read about a KTM 950 and a Suzuki DL1000 having transmission issues lately, I bet there are others too...

Nothing is perfect, but the DR650 has been BEAT on HARD for 70,000 plus miles a few...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By sagedrifter
The HF approach requires mild mods, but I could...

The HF approach requires mild mods, but I could not justify the nicer stands for a few tire changes a year.

The current HF moto adapter will not hold a wheel in place. I doubt its changed...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By sagedrifter
For around the world I would leave the jetting...

For around the world I would leave the jetting stock. Nothing wrong with the stock jetting.

I ended up "needing" more power, so I put on the titanium GSXR muffler with the Kientech mid pipe and a...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,950
Posted By sagedrifter
The only thing that works for me is from...

The only thing that works for me is from Etymotic. I must have a triple flange deep inserting bud to isolate well. I've tried a few others, the ER6i was my old stand by, went through two pairs. Now...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By sagedrifter
The cost of labor and availbility of tires when I...

The cost of labor and availbility of tires when I need them got me into self tire changes years ago. I started just using spoons on the tube tires, but found the larger bikes with stiffer tires...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
Barkbuster makes hand guards for the Strom and...

Barkbuster makes hand guards for the Strom and the set up has weights/spacers. The back bones actually fully protect the full length levers. IMO the Barkbusters reduce vibration a bunch with the OEM...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
A Tusk alloy T-10 bar is $29 and it comes with a...

A Tusk alloy T-10 bar is $29 and it comes with a brace, has a few different bends available and is far stiffer than OEM. Available at Rocky Mountain MC/ATV. They come in KX, CR, ATV High bends etc.....
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By sagedrifter
Arrow bed? Pretty common around here, a little...

Arrow bed? Pretty common around here, a little more support than the regular thin ones, but they don't last for me. They can get expensive depending on the model.

I don't think they are really...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
When I ride over 200 miles my shoulders start...

When I ride over 200 miles my shoulders start aching pretty bad, I think its the grip angle. I tried to just adapt, but I've given up after a year, ordered Tusk 7/8" T-10 ATV Sport bend bars with...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
I'm loaded heavy in that pic with a stock rear...

I'm loaded heavy in that pic with a stock rear shock/spring. I'm 250 pounds, then add riding gear, three hard bags loaded, all the bolt ons etc. I still don't drag anything on pavement that...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
The stock foam sucked IMO, I had to get that...

The stock foam sucked IMO, I had to get that replaced. Seat Concepts has two density options, I went with the standard one. At 250 pounds I find the SC foam plenty supportive.

I'm 6'-4" and hefty,...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
And if your like me and already have plenty...

And if your like me and already have plenty projects taking up your time there is a nice $65 (shipped) radiator guard made out of durable heavy plastic by Dan Vessel.

It uses the two faring bolts...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
A center stand is a must have for any ADV bike I...

A center stand is a must have for any ADV bike I ride. Why do something so STUPID, doesn't take much insight to see a kick stand foot should clear the center stand that many of us use? Intelligent...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
Thumb The best one available as a bolt on IMO is the...

The best one available as a bolt on IMO is the Adventure Tech offering: http://www.adventuretech.biz/larger-sidekickstand-foot.html

The fellow makes one for the DL650 and the DL1000, works great...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
I would just plan for a tire change along the...

I would just plan for a tire change along the way, no big deal if you call ahead and pre-order the tires. Change them in Alaska. My last rear Tourance went about 5000 miles till the center was almost...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
Love that place.... Good place to drop in if you...

Love that place.... Good place to drop in if you want to see lots of Stroms this weekend. Hope the weather improved enough.
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,942
Posted By sagedrifter
The moderators over there have been helpful to me...

The moderators over there have been helpful to me as a new Strom owner. The fellow thats hated so much has been the most helpfull to me when I had tech issues caused by my lack of experience on the...
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