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Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,259
Posted By gkaan
Here is mine...just purchased it over the...

Here is mine...just purchased it over the weekend. PO put $4K in accessories incl power up kit and full akro but never told his wife he was buying it. She made him return it! He never even rode it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,018
Posted By gkaan
I just picked this up. Was previously purchased...

I just picked this up. Was previously purchased and customized with $4K in accessories but the previous owners wife said it is her or the bike! He never even rode it home! Poor SOB :eek1
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 761,766
Posted By gkaan
I have a mts1200 and my son rides a 2014 dl1000...

I have a mts1200 and my son rides a 2014 dl1000 adv vstrom. We just completed a 2k trip around Nova Scotia and Newfoundland so the comparisons are still fresh in my mind.

Reliability: There is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-07-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
I may try the GT's next. My other complaint...

I may try the GT's next. My other complaint about the PR3's is i don't find them nuetral. As I get the bike to extreme lean angles they seem to just fall over and I prefer a more progressive feel.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-05-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 761,766
Posted By gkaan
Spoke wheels

Any done a spoke wheel swap? Thinking of riding Alaska next summer and prefer not to do so with forged wheels. I have used woodys in the past but they're pretty expensive.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
Tire wear

What mileage are you getting on a set of tires? I installed a new rear PR3 2200 miles ago and am already down to 4/32. All of the miles was on a trip witha lot of gear. Total weight including me...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-26-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
just used the feeler gauge method. there...

just used the feeler gauge method. there definitely was some dirt under the seal which i was able to remove. hopefully this has solved the problem.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-26-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 761,766
Posted By gkaan
Skid plate

Has anyone tried this suzuki skid plate? i see SW Motech has one but it is not shipping yet.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-26-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
I doubt the kaw is cross shopped with the multi...

I doubt the kaw is cross shopped with the multi so agree about odd comparison. At first...But it does make some sense as all three bikes primary use by most owners is likely street / sporty /sport...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-25-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,518
Posted By gkaan
Desert camo sand color looked very nice. I...

Desert camo sand color looked very nice. I haven't seen the red in person and the black adv version is ok but the sand color is striking
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-24-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 761,766
Posted By gkaan
I should qualify my comment. the stock lighting...

I should qualify my comment. the stock lighting is ok compared to most stock lighting. However most stock lighting is inadequate imo. this was readily apparent on our trip as the roads in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-24-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 761,766
Posted By gkaan
The adv comes with a larger screen than stock....

The adv comes with a larger screen than stock. I'm sure it can be ordered seperatly but I don't know the p/n
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 761,766
Posted By gkaan
2K mile trip

My son and i just completed a 2K mile ride around Newfoundland which is an amazing destination for motorcycles. He picked up his new V2 ADV days before the trip and it performed flawlessly over a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-23-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
its 1200 miles from my house to the ferry from...

its 1200 miles from my house to the ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland. Considering i only have so many vacation days, and i dont get excited riding northeastern US highways, we decided to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-23-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
the mirrors are made by Moto-Science and they...

the mirrors are made by Moto-Science and they have led blinkers in them. the hand guards are ducati perfromance aftermarket. the combination works great and eliminates the ineffective and ugly...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7,311
Views: 2,993,801
Posted By gkaan
8 days in Newfoundland camping chk list and pics

just completed 8 days in newfoundland. 2 bikes, 2 riders and full camping gear.

here is what it looked like before putting the gear on the bikes....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-23-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
Just returned from Newfoundland. It is one of the...

Just returned from Newfoundland. It is one of the best summer destinations you can imagine for a bike trip. Daytime temperatures were in the high 70's and we only had 1 day of rain. Amazing...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
Bled the clutch and it is performing fine again. ...

Bled the clutch and it is performing fine again. Took all of 5 minutes! Thanks for the advice
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
No clutch cable....? Well damn it :lol3. I'll...

No clutch cable....? Well damn it :lol3.
I'll stop worrying...
Thanks
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-14-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
Leaky fork seal and now clutch issues on vacation?

Appreciate the advice. the bike leaked pretty bad for a couple days and seems to have stopped. Another posible issue developed today...for the first time ever I found False neutrals downshifting...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-10-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
Leaking fork seal on trip

I'm on a trip, probably only going 1000 miles. I noticed my front left fork seal is leaking. Bike is fully loaded with camping gear. Should I be concerned?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-08-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 761,766
Posted By gkaan
First Service

I'm taking delivery of the new V2 this week and immediately heading to new foundland for a 3000 mile ride. This means I miss the first service which I believe is 600 miles. The first service for my...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkaan
If that's the ferry to see the fjords we would do...

If that's the ferry to see the fjords we would do it. We need 1 day off the bikes to rest anyway
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkaan
102 :cry holy crap we are not expecting that...

102 :cry

holy crap we are not expecting that kind of heat. One of the reasons for going to NL was to escape the heat. Regardless i appreciate the offer and we may see you there!
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkaan
Sounds like a plan

Sounds like a plan
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-05-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
great idea and i may try to do the same for my...

great idea and i may try to do the same for my next trip. later this week I'm heading out solo for a 10 day trip to Newfoundland and the MTS will loaded up with camping gear. Ill have a tent, camp...
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkaan
1 week from today my son and I will be rolling...

1 week from today my son and I will be rolling our bikes off the ferry and on to The Rock. Our first night is at St Johns and then we head up the coast for a couple days camping at Terra Nova park...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-03-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 55,501
Posted By gkaan
Love it. Great job! :freaky

Love it. Great job! :freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 761,766
Posted By gkaan
Looks nice. Appreciate the advice

Looks nice. Appreciate the advice
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 761,766
Posted By gkaan
Thanks for the advice.

Thanks for the advice.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,660
Views: 761,766
Posted By gkaan
New 2014 vstrom adv on its way

I just purchased a new 2014 vstrom adv and need to quickly accessorize it for a journey from PA to New Foundland. I was a little surprised to see the lack of aftermarket stuff available and I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By gkaan
Hp2e stock setup is notoriously soft. I tried...

Hp2e stock setup is notoriously soft. I tried heavy springs and fork oil but ended up with andreani forks from fast bike industries. Much better now :clap
Forum: Canada 06-08-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkaan
We take the midnight ferry from pab so thx for...

We take the midnight ferry from pab so thx for the advice. Planning on rain gear but wasn't expecting it to get "hot". Average temps in July rarely higher than the 70's right? :huh
Forum: Canada 06-07-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkaan
I just booked two campsite reservations each for...

I just booked two campsite reservations each for 2 days. One is at gros mourne and the other at terra nova. I have also booked 1 night in St. John's. Appreciate all the great advice.
Cheers.
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkaan
Camping in the Rock?

Been away a while appreciate all the advice. Slight change in budget and we have decided to camp out while we are in Newfoundland. Do you all suggest we make reservations at campgrounds? Is this...
Forum: Canada 03-30-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkaan
I just extended my stay on the island by 2 days....

I just extended my stay on the island by 2 days. We will have 8 days of riding. :D
Forum: Canada 03-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkaan
Newfoundland Trip - Where to go and stay?

Im planning a week on Newfoundland in July and would appreciate any advice on where to ride and stay? We're taking a ferry from Syndey to St. John's on 7/6 returning from Port au Basques on 7/12. ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 67,596
Posted By gkaan
2006 1200rt

sold it after 1 summer. probably more exciting than most large touring bikes but just wasn't for me. I tour now on a Duc MTS 1200 :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By gkaan
WV where to stay and ride?

Planning a few days in WV mid October and looking for someplace to stay and ride? Ill be 2 up on a Mutlistrada and looking for the good roads plus some foliage for the mrs. Got a sister in wheeling...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-03-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,724
Views: 1,417,708
Posted By gkaan
I reckon you did an amazing job. Very nice in all...

I reckon you did an amazing job. Very nice in all aspects....
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