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Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,510
Posted By mtntrails
This Sport Rider article from October states that...

This Sport Rider article from October states that the GSX-S1000 will be lighter than the (current?) GSX-R1000.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 273,725
Posted By mtntrails
Beautiful!!

Beautiful!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By mtntrails
Sorry - no info on Russell Seat. I ride a...

Sorry - no info on Russell Seat.

I ride a lot of long haul days on a WR250X/R and run a Seat Concepts seat with a small Aerostich sheepskin. Very comfy even for 500+ mile days. I'm also running a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,187
Posted By mtntrails
More pix here... ...

More pix here...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/ktm-1290-smt-supermoto-t-spy-photos/
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,510
Posted By mtntrails
I hope that Suzuki isn't aiming at the Z and...

I hope that Suzuki isn't aiming at the Z and Ninja 1000s with this pair. Great bikes, but they are both pretty heavy at 487 lbs and 509 lbs curb.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By mtntrails
Yes - the V7 would be an excellent platform for a...

Yes - the V7 would be an excellent platform for a middle weight ADV bike.

I would hope that Guzzi would take a more modern vs retro approach with the components - bigger USD fully adjustable...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,510
Posted By mtntrails
Very cool. I never rode one, but I heard they...

Very cool. I never rode one, but I heard they were pretty wonderful bikes. My knees hit the back of the bump-out in the front of the fuel tank, so it was not ever an option for me styling or not.
Do...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,510
Posted By mtntrails
From Suzuki Global Site ...

From Suzuki Global Site

http://www.globalsuzuki.com/motorcycle/moto/street/gsx-s1000/l6/#specifications
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,510
Posted By mtntrails
http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%20Lines/Cycles...

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%20Lines/Cycles/Products/GSX-S1000/2016/GSXS1000A.aspx?d=1#Features

It's up on Suzuki's US website with limited specs. I hope we see it before next summer and I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,510
Posted By mtntrails
A few more details & pix here... ...

A few more details & pix here...

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/suzuki/intermot-2014-suzuki-gsx-s1000.html

They did not cheap out on the suspension or brakes. I'm guessing it will be...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,510
Posted By mtntrails
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2015-suzuki-...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2015-suzuki-gsx-s1000-full-fairing-spy-photo/
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,510
Posted By mtntrails
Yep - the suspension is a key factor - I'd be...

Yep - the suspension is a key factor - I'd be happy to pay a little more for the gixxer-spec suspenders and brakes. I don't need the gixxer's 180 ponies, but it would not deter me from the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,510
Posted By mtntrails
Suzuki GSX-S 1000

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/suzuki-gsx-s1000-spy-photos/

There's another thread on here that just died back in July before these pix were published. Looks pretty good to me. Assuming it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By mtntrails
www.motomachines.com US distributor

www.motomachines.com

US distributor
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-22-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By mtntrails
Thanks for posting. That looks great! All of...

Thanks for posting. That looks great!

All of the subframe failures I have seen have been that very end section and all seem to relate to a rotopax or top box mounted on the luggage plate.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
Roonie - beautiful video - thanks for sharing ...

Roonie - beautiful video - thanks for sharing

My girlfriend and I were there a month ago on our WRRs. The gate at the base of Trinity Lookout was closed. I was there back in 2005. It's such a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 49,971
Posted By mtntrails
So, the EICMA show will have lots of new bike...

So, the EICMA show will have lots of new bike intros this year. I have not seen any credible evidence of a "big 4" modern, mid-size dual-sport on the horizon, but who knows? The Japanese...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,095
Posted By mtntrails
byron555 - thank you for this thread - much...

byron555 - thank you for this thread - much appreciated!
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,719
Posted By mtntrails
For anyone who is considering an FZ-09, Hepco &...

For anyone who is considering an FZ-09, Hepco & Becker makes hard pannier and top box racks for it...

http://www.motomachines.com/FZ-09_c_655.html

Between this and the Madstad Windshield, the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,719
Posted By mtntrails
That's a nice windscreen setup on your FZ-09....

That's a nice windscreen setup on your FZ-09. Just curious - were you unhappy with the Madstad screen? What is the upside to the Strom screen?
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,719
Posted By mtntrails
Yamaha FZ-09 Based Sport Tourer

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/08/11/design/yamaha-trademarks-design-three-cylinder-sport-tourer/


Looks good!
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
Getting a leg caught & potentially broken under...

Getting a leg caught & potentially broken under the pannier while the bike is moving. Hard panniers, especially ones as robust as HTs have no give and can easily break a leg.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
It was never a problem functionally. I'm...

It was never a problem functionally.

I'm going with soft panniers on the WRX/R for safety reasons - too many close calls with hard bags off-road. I will miss the security of the hard bags in more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
http://www.happy-trail.com/ZoomImage.aspx?productI...

http://www.happy-trail.com/ZoomImage.aspx?productID=0f12535b-cc09-4ddb-95d7-994221a5e42a

These show the larger 33L Teton Panniers on a WRR. I had these on my old 08 WRR. They are really well made...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
So, to disable the Clutch Safety Switch for the...

So, to disable the Clutch Safety Switch for the RSM Clutch Lever, all I have to do is cut the switch out and solder the two wires together?
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
Righteous Stunt Clutch Lever

If you go back a couple of pages, I asked about mirror mount options for the RSM Clutch Lever. Thank you to everyone who posted their solutions.

On Saturday, I sent an email to RSM asking the same...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
Thanks redkerk84 - looks good

Thanks redkerk84 - looks good
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
4play - I didn't know that a hydraulic setup was...

4play - I didn't know that a hydraulic setup was even an option - just checked it out online - very cool! How's the pull? How difficult was it to set up? How is it holding up?
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
Thanks redkirk84 Where is the RAM mount...

Thanks redkirk84

Where is the RAM mount located on your bar? Is it between the clutch perch and switches or to the right of the clutch perch (if you are looking at it from the seat)? If you don't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
For all of you folks with the Righteous Stunt...

For all of you folks with the Righteous Stunt Clutch Lever...

I'd really like the pull the trigger on one of these, but the lack of a mirror mount on the clamp is hanging me up. I'm wondering if...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 59,398
Posted By mtntrails
33631 views as of this morning - that's a good...

33631 views as of this morning - that's a good following!

Thanks again, poppawheelie - I'm really enjoying your posts & pix
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 42,134
Posted By mtntrails
Wait... What??!

Wait... What??!
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,610
Posted By mtntrails
Thanks daltmeyer - looks good What was that...

Thanks daltmeyer - looks good

What was that forum? - interested to know more about the H&B setup.
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,610
Posted By mtntrails
All of you FZ-09 owners must be having a lot of...

All of you FZ-09 owners must be having a lot of fun on your new bikes - thread went to page 3.

So, does anyone have the new Hepco-Becker luggage systems (topcase and/or panniers & racks) set up on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,679
Posted By mtntrails
Huh? No issue at all. That's what these bikes...

Huh? No issue at all. That's what these bikes were built for.

I bought a 2nd set of wheels with a cush hub, D606s and no rim locks for my 400EXC for dual sporting, but my dual sport rides require...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
Thanks 10Cup - much appreciated. Looks good...

Thanks 10Cup - much appreciated.

Looks good - I'm in for a pair.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 49,971
Posted By mtntrails
Yep, I'm enthusiastically waiting to see the 390...

Yep, I'm enthusiastically waiting to see the 390 Enduro. Last Fall there were photos of a supposed 390 Enduro / Motard test mule up on one of the European magazine's websites. I'm surprised we have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
10Cup - would you mind posting a photo or two of...

10Cup - would you mind posting a photo or two of your Zeta lever? Do you also have the brake lever?
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 49,971
Posted By mtntrails
Early Summer Bump... There was a...

Early Summer Bump...



There was a thread going over the last week or two - a dealer or "insider" confirming a WR450R.

Another currently active thread laments the DRZ400 being long in the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 46,262
Views: 9,261,396
Posted By mtntrails
Good timing on these luggage posts. I'm...

Good timing on these luggage posts.

I'm getting down to the finishing touches on my 2010 WR250X/R build and have been struggling a bit with luggage choices. I have a set of Wolfman Expedition Dry...
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