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Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,185
Posted By mtntrails
Wow! It's beautiful. Great job!

Wow! It's beautiful. Great job!
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
Posted By mtntrails
Yes - count me in. Looks great. I've seen your...

Yes - count me in. Looks great. I've seen your case covers on a few KTMs and have used your chain blocks on several bikes over the years. Excellent quality.

I don't understand the rude reply.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
Posted By mtntrails
It's perfectly appropriate fo him to ask the...

It's perfectly appropriate fo him to ask the question here.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By mtntrails
Be sure to fit new / better fuel lines. The line...

Be sure to fit new / better fuel lines. The line that comes with the tank is not good quality.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
Posted By mtntrails
Agreed. Interesting discussion, though....

Agreed.

Interesting discussion, though. That Bulldog Folding Trailer is pretty cool.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By mtntrails
You won't regret buying the SE. I had an '09 that...

You won't regret buying the SE. I had an '09 that I bought new in '10. Rode it about a year and sold it. It didn't take long to regret that decision. It's an insanely fun bike and extraordinarily...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-12-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By mtntrails
A little over a year ago, I picked up an '08 with...

A little over a year ago, I picked up an '08 with less than 1500 miles here on the flea market for $10k (asking price). It has Akras, bigger pegs, Black Dog skid & luggage plates and a Scotts Damper....
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
Posted By mtntrails
If you do a search for Rightious Stunt Levers on...

If you do a search for Rightious Stunt Levers on this thread, there are several posts and pix from late June of this year.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
Posted By mtntrails
http://mtntrails.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/West-Coas...

http://mtntrails.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/West-Coast-Bikes-2014/i-LQ9rgrN/0/M/image-M.jpg

http://mtntrails.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/West-Coast-Bikes-2014/i-PCxd77f/0/M/image-M.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
Posted By mtntrails
Madstad Windscreen

Tewster2 - Yes! I ordered the Madstad online last summer thinking it would be what they were showing on their website - the one with the TurboCity bracket. When it arrived, it was this new style...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 189,432
Posted By mtntrails
Wow! Where did the swingarm crack?

Wow! Where did the swingarm crack?
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 314,923
Posted By mtntrails
Found the volume capacity - 22 liters ea....

Found the volume capacity - 22 liters ea. according to this Rider Magazine review...

http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/2015-yamaha-fj-09-first-ride-review.htm/
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 314,923
Posted By mtntrails
Anyone know the volume & weight capacity specs of...

Anyone know the volume & weight capacity specs of the factory panniers?
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,812
Posted By mtntrails
Yep, they're up on the U.S. site too ...

Yep, they're up on the U.S. site too

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%20Lines/Cycles/Products/GSX-S1000/2016/GSXS1000.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
Posted By mtntrails
FMF Q4 w/ MegaBomb header & FMF programmer set to...

FMF Q4 w/ MegaBomb header & FMF programmer set to HighFive specs w/ opened up air box.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
Posted By mtntrails
Dsharp - Yes, doing your suspension is also...

Dsharp - Yes, doing your suspension is also better bang for the buck. GoRace Suspension in southern VA did mine and many others here. It totally transformed my WRX/ R. I have owned a lot of bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
Posted By mtntrails
Dsharp - congrats on the bike and welcome to the...

Dsharp - congrats on the bike and welcome to the WRR forum.

Before you get in to the exhaust / programmer / air box mods, I would suggest focusing on gearing and tires first.

For the 70 / 30...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,812
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: 1,229
Views: 289,544
Posted By mtntrails
Beautiful!!

Beautiful!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
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: 84
Views: 15,089
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: 90
Views: 14,812
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: 1,155
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: 90
Views: 14,812
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: 90
Views: 14,812
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: 90
Views: 14,812
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: 90
Views: 14,812
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: 90
Views: 14,812
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: 90
Views: 14,812
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: 90
Views: 14,812
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: 453
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: 1,927
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: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
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: 52,004
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: 6,696
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: 30,813
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: 30,813
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: 30,813
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: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
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: 47,661
Views: 9,744,669
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...
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