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Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,110
Posted By Gyrene84
Not sure about skid plate, but I have Givi bars...

Not sure about skid plate, but I have Givi bars on my 2005 Wee and I've dropped it going 20mph on sandy pavement and three times going about 5-10mph off road, they haven't bent yet. I just touch them...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By Gyrene84
I average 55+ mpg just me (180lbs) and my top...

I average 55+ mpg just me (180lbs) and my top case(30lbs) travelling at 80mph indicated with a 16t front sprocket.

When I add my wife it still stays above 50 mpg, but it dogs a little with the...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 51,320
Posted By Gyrene84
Parting with $1100 for a nice set of rims is a...

Parting with $1100 for a nice set of rims is a lot more appetizing than $2000. $900 buys a lot of gasoline.
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 51,320
Posted By Gyrene84
This is what I'm hoping for. I bought my 2005...

This is what I'm hoping for. I bought my 2005 used in 2010 for $3400 and I wasnt about to spend over $2000 just for a set of custom wire wheels. Maybe now I can actually afford a set of spokes.
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,284
Posted By Gyrene84
2005, 58,000 miles. I've been averaging 55 mpg...

2005, 58,000 miles. I've been averaging 55 mpg cruising at 80-85 indicated. All freeway, 700 miles a week.

That is with a 16t front sprocket.
The last bar starts flashing around 255mi, I pushed...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,254
Posted By Gyrene84
I saw someone on an Africa Twin in Pasadena, CA...

I saw someone on an Africa Twin in Pasadena, CA yesterday around 5pm. It's the first one I've seen in about 6 months. I'd love to get one in addition to my Vstrom.
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 3,676,968
Posted By Gyrene84
There ended up being three holes, two in the...

There ended up being three holes, two in the thick part of the tread and one in the low center part. Just lucky I guess. I'm having a new tire put on today. Hopefully I can get some scenic pictures...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 3,676,968
Posted By Gyrene84
I made an unfortunate pitstop on the way to work...

I made an unfortunate pitstop on the way to work this morning. Luckily my towing covers 100 miles for my motorcycle.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/IMAG1336_zpsa23dc548.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By Gyrene84
The wife and I rode over highway 2 to Newcombs...

The wife and I rode over highway 2 to Newcombs Ranch yesterday, it was rather hot.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By Gyrene84
That looks awesome.

That looks awesome.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By Gyrene84
Thumb I just moved from Calimesa to Pasadena a month...

I just moved from Calimesa to Pasadena a month ago. I loved riding the highways, fire roads, and truck trails around Big Bear.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 51,440
Posted By Gyrene84
Thumb And that is what it's all about.

And that is what it's all about.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By Gyrene84
I have a 30oz MSR fuel bottle, that fits in my...

I have a 30oz MSR fuel bottle, that fits in my tool tube, that I carry on long highway rides for emergency fuel. I carry two of them if I am going somewhere remote.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,980
Posted By Gyrene84
I always take my helmet with me. Always in the...

I always take my helmet with me. Always in the overhead bin or under the seat in my helmet bag, never had any issues. I do the ride and fly thing about 5 times a year.
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By Gyrene84
I really like that handle idea. How is your...

I really like that handle idea.

How is your rear bow mounted?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,720
Views: 1,748,593
Posted By Gyrene84
My best Cellphone shot of my last bike. ...

My best Cellphone shot of my last bike.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/Bikebeach.jpg (http://s941.photobucket.com/user/Gyrene84/media/Bikebeach.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,208
Views: 600,664
Posted By Gyrene84
Train Bridge ...

Train Bridge

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/120812_002.jpg (http://s941.photobucket.com/user/Gyrene84/media/120812_002.jpg.html)
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,777
Posted By Gyrene84
Thumb I was looking for new tires about a month ago. I...

I was looking for new tires about a month ago. I got 10k out of my last set of Bridgestone Battlewings, so I ended up getting another set. 95% of my driving is highway commuting, 650mi a week.
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,076
Posted By Gyrene84
I ended up going with the Bridgestone Battlewings...

I ended up going with the Bridgestone Battlewings again. I got 10k out of the current set, and its in the shop today getting the new ones put on. Ended up with two nails in the rear on my way to work...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 3,676,968
Posted By Gyrene84
On the way home from work today: ...

On the way home from work today:

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/IMAG0979_zps298e5d66.jpg (http://s941.photobucket.com/user/Gyrene84/media/IMAG0979_zps298e5d66.jpg.html)...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,076
Posted By Gyrene84
Thanks for the input everyone. Like I said, it...

Thanks for the input everyone. Like I said, it will be all freeway miles, I have maybe three more weeks left on my current tires, so I will make sure to compare all of your suggestions. Also I'm...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,076
Posted By Gyrene84
Highway tires for Vstrom

I apologize in advance for yet another tire thread.

I am looking for the longest lasting tire for Highway usage. My commute is 65 miles each way, so 650 miles a week, all freeway. My last set of...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,785
Posted By Gyrene84
2005 Vstrom 650. It's my daily driver so it's...

2005 Vstrom 650. It's my daily driver so it's great for my commute and all the fire roads in the area.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 13,707
Posted By Gyrene84
Anyone up for a ride this Friday afternoon or...

Anyone up for a ride this Friday afternoon or Saturday morning?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,046
Posted By Gyrene84
The wife and I went to check out the salmon...

The wife and I went to check out the salmon spawning yesterday. Park gates were closed, but tons of people parked up and down the shoulder of the 89 and walking into the parks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-01-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,046
Posted By Gyrene84
The wife and I are headed to Bishop this evening,...

The wife and I are headed to Bishop this evening, then of to South Lake Tahoe tomorrow morning. Hope to see some inmates at Oktoberfest on Saturday or Sunday. :freaky
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9,291
Views: 3,676,968
Posted By Gyrene84
You can only go so fast, I don't really have a...

You can only go so fast, I don't really have a response for torque but I haven't had any problems, my DL650 handles like a dream on the highway and in the curves and fire roads aren't an issue,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 13,707
Posted By Gyrene84
I get two free pints a day, I usually have one...

I get two free pints a day, I usually have one after work.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 13,707
Posted By Gyrene84
I live in Calimesa and ride in the San Bernardino...

I live in Calimesa and ride in the San Bernardino mountains frequently on my days off, which are Tue-wed until Nov, mainly the fire roads and truck trails. I'm on a 2005 Wee Strom. I found out they...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,046
Posted By Gyrene84
When I first looked at the forecast and saw lows...

When I first looked at the forecast and saw lows in the 20's, I decided the wife and I and the dag would be hoteling it :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,046
Posted By Gyrene84
We ars staying in a hotel over by the casinos and...

We ars staying in a hotel over by the casinos and Mc P's.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,046
Posted By Gyrene84
My wife and I are going to be at the one in...

My wife and I are going to be at the one in Tahoe, we won't be on the Strom as we are bringing our dog. Look for a guy in a lederhosen t-shirt with a dachshund :D
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,884
Posted By Gyrene84
What did it cost you for the spoke setup? It's...

What did it cost you for the spoke setup? It's the only thing I feel the strom really lacks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,398
Posted By Gyrene84
All a fore mentioned roads are good. Mulholland...

All a fore mentioned roads are good. Mulholland will be most enjoyable during the week, it gets extremely crowded on the weekends during the spring, summer, and fall, starting around 0930 until dusk....
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,615
Posted By Gyrene84
I have a stock 2005 DL650 and I usually get...

I have a stock 2005 DL650 and I usually get 53mpg. Though last tank I got 55mpg half mountain roads and half desert highway at 75mph.

I would say 220-250 miles is pretty safe.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By Gyrene84
For whoever's heading up tomorrow

For whoever's heading up tomorrow
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By Gyrene84
Have you already rolled through Beaumont? I'd...

Have you already rolled through Beaumont? I'd love to tag along the rest of the way if you haven't yet.
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 752,942
Posted By Gyrene84
Another in the San Bernardino Mountains ...

Another in the San Bernardino Mountains
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/IMAG1434_zps78988f5b.jpg (http://s941.photobucket.com/user/Gyrene84/media/IMAG1434_zps78988f5b.jpg.html)
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 51,440
Posted By Gyrene84
Not sure I understand. So one must take a picture...

Not sure I understand. So one must take a picture of their bike with the Golden Gate Bridge?

I would like to participate, but I'm a little slow.
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 752,942
Posted By Gyrene84
Nice morning in the San Bernardino National...

Nice morning in the San Bernardino National Forest.
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/IMAG1337_zps0a664c03.jpg...
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