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Forum: The Garage Today, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Unstable Rider
Well stated by 74C, I recently had some...

Well stated by 74C,

I recently had some aluminum wheels and a swing arm blasted and powder coated (black). They also did some form of chemical dip/rinse prep too.

I was surprised to see...
Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Unstable Rider
askin a lot of the Canbus.... :evil

askin a lot of the Canbus.... :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,950
Posted By Unstable Rider
Great storyline/ride report and photographs, what...

Great storyline/ride report and photographs, what a fine bunch!

Say, can I ask what camera seemed to take really great pics?

Always curious what another rider finds that might be compact that...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,912
Posted By Unstable Rider
Hey RLBowers......... That is badass! :deal ...

Hey RLBowers.........

That is badass! :deal

Diggin the front tire... and lack of some of pesky plastics.

You need some diamond tread panels here and there for accents though... :evil

...
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,714
Posted By Unstable Rider
Sorry to hear of the (multiple) crashes in this...

Sorry to hear of the (multiple) crashes in this thread. :cry

I am impressed (as a former KLR pilot myself of over 30K) you guys all collectively have great ideas on this.

A perfect-storm...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,912
Posted By Unstable Rider
2008 'VERS Started out to just change the...

2008 'VERS

Started out to just change the front sprocket to a 16T. I sort of lost control after that. :evil

The bike was new (used = 15,000 miles) to me this fall, I got a fast 1,000 mile...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-10-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,921
Posted By Unstable Rider
Great topic. Like you, I wanted a vStrom...

Great topic.

Like you, I wanted a vStrom 650, I was hoping and waiting for a non-current bargain on the "adventure" vStrom this fall. They are superb bikes. Instead, I got used TWO BIKES for less...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Unstable Rider
Not a certain fix, but my last set of new tires...

Not a certain fix, but my last set of new tires took well over 500 miles on them before they felt confident. They actually have now pretty well broke in, but I bet it was close to the 1,000 mile mark...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,654
Posted By Unstable Rider
36,000 miles on my last bike stepping onto it...

36,000 miles on my last bike stepping onto it with the kickstand down, just as you describe. NO PROBLEM.

Check the kickstand mounting bolts once in awhile, don't let them get loose.

I know a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-10-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,829
Posted By Unstable Rider
Great topic, I have a 2008 Versys that I am...

Great topic, I have a 2008 Versys that I am working on over the winter.
Question, not related to your forks-- looks like you have the SW Motech skid plate?

It looks like the bottom surface of it...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,912
Posted By Unstable Rider
Bloody hell....clever. Eye in fact have a clamp...

Bloody hell....clever.
Eye in fact have a clamp like that..

Thanky
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,465
Posted By Unstable Rider
You mean like "wash" and a KLR? :D

You mean like "wash" and a KLR? :D
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,465
Posted By Unstable Rider
Question for those that have owned one in...

Question for those that have owned one in flat-finish paint,
How do you like the flat finish, has it been ok to maintain, have you ever wished you had gone glossy instead?
I see them in the winter...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Unstable Rider
Well done! I have that same HJC tribal...

Well done!

I have that same HJC tribal helmet. :evil
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 196,201
Posted By Unstable Rider
I purchased HF's bearing-puller kit to pull some...

I purchased HF's bearing-puller kit to pull some swing arm bearings and wheel bearings on my Versys-
a couple of them are "blind" bearings and you cannot get behind them with a drift or punch. It...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Unstable Rider
OIL CONSUMPTION. Stop by to look at it...

OIL CONSUMPTION.

Stop by to look at it without an appointment some time.

See if they will roll it out and start it for you cold--- do you detect/see/smell a cloud of smoke?

...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Unstable Rider
Great pictures Bob, don't be a stranger on the...

Great pictures Bob, don't be a stranger on the threads of bike pics.

Welcome aboard as well Sir.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Unstable Rider
I own a Versys as well. They sure look like our...

I own a Versys as well. They sure look like our wheels.

The guy and his product may be just fine, but he's got six complaints in the last 30 days... most of which are

"where's my product?"
...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,912
Posted By Unstable Rider
I know that applies to conventional sealed...

I know that applies to conventional sealed bearings, but I confess I don't know when it comes to loose-like needle bearings and the "cups" or races they live in..... I am game to try :deal

I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 93,440
Posted By Unstable Rider
Strung up like a deer for some off season going...

Strung up like a deer for some off season going over and color changes.

The madness started when I wanted a 16T front sprocket. :evil
I sort of lost my grip and could not stop after that.

...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,912
Posted By Unstable Rider
I have my swing-arm assembly out/off the bike and...

I have my swing-arm assembly out/off the bike and on the bench for some winter maint.
I have all the bearings pulled, thanks to the Harbor Fright bearing slide-hammer, and am replacing all the guts...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,463
Posted By Unstable Rider
Thanks George! :D

Thanks George! :D
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,463
Posted By Unstable Rider
Greetings George, I am tuning in here...

Greetings George,

I am tuning in here late. I checked out your web page, and see you have lights for $140 a pair with brackets?

Cool :deal

If you are selling just one variety or...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By Unstable Rider
Very neat product. Idea: I had another...

Very neat product.

Idea: I had another fellow make me a custom Cordura tool roll (love the idea of a leather one :evil)
I had the guy put in two GROMMET HOLES in the upper corners.

The...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,917
Posted By Unstable Rider
The conversations above inspired me to look this...

The conversations above inspired me to look this one up;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auxiliary-Heater-Core-Fan-Unit-For-Hot-Street-Resto-Rod-Vintage-Heat-Air-/230961978212


Self contained...
Forum: Latin America 11-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Unstable Rider
Fantastic job of putting all of that together....

Fantastic job of putting all of that together. :deal
Someone with that trip in mind will appreciate your efforts.
Interesting heads-up on the tools.... what the heck there?

Changing a tire...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5,043
Views: 351,280
Posted By Unstable Rider
Not a new tune or artist, just had not heard it...

Not a new tune or artist, just had not heard it in awhile.

Pardon the flying bodies.... it's not an official video that was ever paired with the tune commercially.

<IFRAME height=480...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 182,947
Posted By Unstable Rider
Actually a good great looking bike. :deal

Actually a good great looking bike.

:deal
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-01-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 315,656
Posted By Unstable Rider
Good to see the red virgin in action. I miss that...

Good to see the red virgin in action. I miss that bike. :cry

Transforming the Versys now and through the winter to make it as sweet as the ole beast.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-31-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4,116
Views: 1,003,020
Posted By Unstable Rider
KTM, That place looks like it had once...

KTM,

That place looks like it had once been a very grand structure. Beyond the title that indicates what is was used for, do you know anything else about that one?

Looks like a couple...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-31-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 315,656
Posted By Unstable Rider
where's the good bike? :evil Great pics-...

where's the good bike? :evil

Great pics- you put a lot into these.
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,912
Posted By Unstable Rider
Is it silver in color? I know they came...

Is it silver in color?

I know they came in other colors in other countries, interesting to see what all they offered it in.
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,912
Posted By Unstable Rider
:deal Great pic, it could be a promotion for a...

:deal Great pic, it could be a promotion for a BMW...

Did you get another bike of some other type?

I am an-on going VERS addict and wonder what it might be a gateway drug to.

The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By Unstable Rider
Well there ya go. Disregard my post then.

Well there ya go.

Disregard my post then.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By Unstable Rider
Some focused, mild predictable taps with a hammer...

Some focused, mild predictable taps with a hammer and THEN TEST FIT it.

Rinse, and repeat as they say. :evil

That is pretty mild steel, you have a solid idea or thought to maybe have it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 315,656
Posted By Unstable Rider
The effect of meds + coffee. I should go...

The effect of meds + coffee.

I should go stand in the corner for awhile for HDR blasphemy :puke1

...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 182,947
Posted By Unstable Rider
I'll respond to both you guys. Glenn --...

I'll respond to both you guys.

Glenn -- thanks for the kind words about mods and tutorials. It's how I learned to fix, service or address some of the other more common things on a "Coast.......
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 182,947
Posted By Unstable Rider
UPDATE: Pacific Coast fuel gauge testing :deal ...

UPDATE: Pacific Coast fuel gauge testing :deal

Back a couple pages I posted the step by step I did to adjust my PC800's fuel gauge.

To re-cap, like most of you I bet, my gauge was way off,...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,350
Posted By Unstable Rider
Mad skills brother.... best equipped KLR your...

Mad skills brother.... best equipped KLR your side of the border to be sure.

The KLR is the perfect "platform" or outlet for that kind of energy. You just can't miss. :deal

Wow, what...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,056
Posted By Unstable Rider
What fun! :deal open the door,...

What fun!

:deal

open the door, open the door!
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