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Forum: Beasts 05-27-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 67,917
Posted By timspong
Here is one that's covered in deer poop from...

Here is one that's covered in deer poop from hitting one this morning. Surprisingly no damage to the bike except a blown headlight bulb.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f382/timspong/photo.jpg
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,975
Posted By timspong
Yes it's deer poop alright :huh the bike and...

Yes it's deer poop alright :huh the bike and myself got covered in it
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,975
Posted By timspong
Just hit my first deer

:eek1They come at you bloody fast, that's all I know!!! :yikes:Luckily I steered into it rather than away from it and just caught the back end with the left side of my 2012 DL650, otherwise I would...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,245
Posted By timspong
Back in the 80's in Edinburgh, Scotland. There...

Back in the 80's in Edinburgh, Scotland. There were a few clapped out British bikes, a handful of Italian exotica, a smattering of beemers exclusively ridden by old folk and absolutely no Harley's at...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,245
Posted By timspong
I used to modify the heck out of my bikes when I...

I used to modify the heck out of my bikes when I was younger and often stripped them all the way down and rebuilt them just for something to do during the winter.

I guess I got my fill of fiddling...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,245
Posted By timspong
IMO the rk is loud enough so you don't...

IMO the rk is loud enough so you don't necessarily need a tach to know how fast the engine is revving. Also, I'm pretty sure they have rev limiters anyhow. I used to think I couldn't do without a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,245
Posted By timspong
With a 28" inseam you will definitely want to...

With a 28" inseam you will definitely want to test ride an HD Bagger!
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,245
Posted By timspong
I love road kings. You can pick up a 2009 police...

I love road kings. You can pick up a 2009 police road king for 13-14k. The only thing that puts me of the police version is that the wiring harness and switch gear is a bit different and it's not...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,245
Posted By timspong
I vote a HD big bagger. I would get one in a...

I vote a HD big bagger. I would get one in a heart beat if I had the dosh.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,195
Posted By timspong
I really think starting small is the way to go...

I really think starting small is the way to go and gradually work your way up. I actually started on a Honda ss50 that I bought for 10 quid ($15) back in the 80's. I learned a lot about bike...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By timspong
Well the big HD Baggers (road king, road glide,...

Well the big HD Baggers (road king, road glide, street glide & Electra glide) are in a different class to the rest of the HD range IMO. The isolated engine makes quite a bit of difference, they are...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By timspong
I would vote the Harley bagger. Once you factor...

I would vote the Harley bagger. Once you factor in depreciation it is cheaper to own than both the GW and GS. Plus nothing is like touring the US on a Harley. A lot more support also with spare...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,839
Posted By timspong
I would go with the HD. Lots of fun to ride...

I would go with the HD. Lots of fun to ride around the speed limit and will last forever. Unless you have a dealer near you the triumph might be a bit of a pain of something goes wrong.

Why a...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By timspong
I have a 2012 dl650 adventure and am planning on...

I have a 2012 dl650 adventure and am planning on owning a HD road king as my second bike. Probably the best bike to tour the USA on. Comfortable for long distance and parts/mechanics in every nook...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,631
Posted By timspong
I get 230+ miles before the last bar stArts...

I get 230+ miles before the last bar stArts blinking on my 2012 and I know I have about 8/10 of a gallon left. I can easily do over 250 miles with about 1/2 gal still left in reserve. However, gas...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,685
Posted By timspong
I love my firstgear suit. Doesn't leak and its...

I love my firstgear suit. Doesn't leak and its very warm and fits me well. Too hot for above 55 degrees, but anything below and it's great. I have ridden in the teens no problem and have done weekend...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By timspong
Impromtu Trip from NVA to NCA on BRP on new Vstrom

Okay this is my first ride report and my first ride of any decent length on my 2012 vstrom 650 Adventure.

So my wife basically was fed up with me being stressed out and kicked me out of the house...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By timspong
The coolant temperature is pretty well regulated...

The coolant temperature is pretty well regulated as it is always 3 bars (? temp) no matter what the conditions are and I have ridden in the teens to over 110 degrees.
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By timspong
Guess what? there is no oil cooler on the 2012...

Guess what? there is no oil cooler on the 2012 vstrom:eek1. Basically the oil filter housing is water cooled :huh so I guess it's back to the drawing board.
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By timspong
Yea good idea. I hadn't thought of that. Thx

Yea good idea. I hadn't thought of that. Thx
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By timspong
No loss of coolant, as I have been checking it...

No loss of coolant, as I have been checking it daily. The oil was absolutely clear as it was also quite new when I changed it. It seems that the hot glass attracts the condensation in cold weather...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By timspong
Well just thought I would post this follow up. I...

Well just thought I would post this follow up. I went for a 175 mile ride yesterday through 4 states and it didn't clear it up. In fact the site glass became completely white and I couldn't see the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,707
Posted By timspong
Brings back a few memories. I was a dispatch...

Brings back a few memories. I was a dispatch rider in Edinburgh for about 3 years back in the mid 80's. I rode all around that area many times.

cheers
Tim
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By timspong
Cleared up after 45min ride

The bike had been under a cover outside all weekend and it was very foggy all day yesterday. Everything was wet everywhere just from the fog. I didn't notice anything until I got to work and put the...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By timspong
Milky Oil, But very foggy this weekend

I just noticed that my oil is very milky today, however, it was very foggy all weekend so I am wondering if it is anything to worry about? I ride a new 2012 vstrom 650.

Cheers
Tim
Forum: Americas 01-13-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By timspong
The iron butt thing is really secondary and, as...

The iron butt thing is really secondary and, as you say, I can do it on the way back. I may consider taking 2 or 3 days going down and coming back in one. My main objective is seeing as much of the...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By timspong
DC to Miami - as many states as possible

It has been somewhat of a quest of mine since I started biking in Scotland in the 80's, that I would ride through every state in the US. Anyhooo, I now live in the US and still have a bike but I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-08-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,222
Posted By timspong
none of those links work any more :(

non of the above links work anymore? any others I can try? I need some winter inspiration!

thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,506,884
Posted By timspong
There was a TU going 70+ mph on 267 west...

There was a TU going 70+ mph on 267 west yesterday @ about 6pm near dc. I was quite impressed. He was dragging off cars etc and seemed to be having a lot of fun. It was a red 2009 and it looked like...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,506,884
Posted By timspong
Hey that was me!!! Nice to chat with you also. I...

Hey that was me!!! Nice to chat with you also. I kinda miss my TU especially the old school style, however, I changed jobs and now have to commute on the beltway competing with 80 mph trucks....
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 38,703
Posted By timspong
I have the adventure and find that the buffeting...

I have the adventure and find that the buffeting isn't too bad with the screen on the top setting. Also, I have noticed that the buffeting is a lot less when my visor is up or if I wear an open face...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,916
Views: 748,557
Posted By timspong
Did 1000 miles on my 650 adventure within the...

Did 1000 miles on my 650 adventure within the first week that included the rolling thunder ride yesterday.http://img.tapatalk.com/47ab78c1-c0ed-0631.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 38,703
Posted By timspong
Bigger isn't always better. (as the actress said...

Bigger isn't always better. (as the actress said to the bishop)
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,506,884
Posted By timspong
it's primarily the G650GS. I heard it was due to...

it's primarily the G650GS. I heard it was due to the forks not being filled with oil and I guess overheated and failed.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,506,884
Posted By timspong
I have a digital one and I have yet to change the...

I have a digital one and I have yet to change the battery. Mind you I've only had it for 12 years.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,506,884
Posted By timspong
Cool thing is Suzuki have extended their $0 % 60...

Cool thing is Suzuki have extended their $0 % 60 month financing on all new bikes until the end of the month. There is very little inventory left so if you see something u like you have to pounce....
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 38,703
Posted By timspong
It's normal if the dealer doesn't stock a lot of...

It's normal if the dealer doesn't stock a lot of inventory. The good thing is that when you buy a bike from there you know that a bunch of clowns haven't revved the guts out of it on tests rides....
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 38,703
Posted By timspong
Well if you happen to be looking at it in loudoun...

Well if you happen to be looking at it in loudoun motorsports in leesburg VA. You are too late cos I already bought it this afternoon!!!

Can't beat the 0% financing but Suzuki inventory is very...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,916
Views: 748,557
Posted By timspong
Just picked up my...

Just picked up my DL650Ahttp://img.tapatalk.com/ad47dee5-c55f-1032.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,506,884
Posted By timspong
Looks like I won't be hanging here too often any...

Looks like I won't be hanging here too often any more. I'm at the dealers trading the TU in for this:
http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4c89b-7654-9dc1.jpg

Kinda happy and sad at the same time
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