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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 572,900
Posted By hitchface
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/hitchface/IM...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/hitchface/IMG_1046.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/hitchface/IMG_1043.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,869
Posted By hitchface
I read in Ultimate Motorcycling (I think) not...

I read in Ultimate Motorcycling (I think) not long ago about a guy who got some old Kwak litre bike...he couldn't afford to replace it, and his buddies all raced for pinks. He never ever ran it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,869
Posted By hitchface
^^Just wondering the same thing. A sleeper...

^^Just wondering the same thing.

A sleeper is when a vehicle like this:

http://www.autocarparts.com/images/products/mazda/323.jpg

Goes like one of these:
...
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By hitchface
Nice! I didn't think the fairing had a...

Nice! I didn't think the fairing had a sufficiently flat spot to attach to. I guess I only slightly regret using truck bed liner on my fairings now...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By hitchface
V-Strom riders, GoPro mounting

Hey Strommers,

Got me a GoPro Hero HD for Christmas. Got out for a zip with it attached to my helmet a while back, but I'd like to put these adhesive mounts to good use.

Where on your Strom...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,360
Posted By hitchface
Agreed. Oddly enough, busted up gear is a good...

Agreed. Oddly enough, busted up gear is a good indicator that the rider thought ahead ;)

Wishing you speedy repairs all around.
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,360
Posted By hitchface
Wicked Just sayin'... ...

Just sayin'...

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab219/VonPhillips/GS%20Crash/DSCN0826.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/hitchface/936full-scrats-continental-crack--up-screenshot.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By hitchface
Had mine go in for its 24k (kilometers) service,...

Had mine go in for its 24k (kilometers) service, which I guess is the same. Everything within spec (well within, apparently). And I went in late on the mileage, too. I wouldn't sweat it, but don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,285
Posted By hitchface
Guy has huge balls that may or may not fit into...

Guy has huge balls that may or may not fit into his pants. He don't need no steeenkeeen' gloves! :evil:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,285
Posted By hitchface
And your response? That is terrific by the...

And your response?

That is terrific by the way.
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,498,891
Posted By hitchface
Can you make that a positive statement? I am...

Can you make that a positive statement? I am trying to understand. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,285
Posted By hitchface
Today at work: "What is your bike called...

Today at work:

"What is your bike called again?"

*takes a deep breath, prepared for the fact that anything other than Ninja or Harley will be met with a blank stare*

"It's a V-Strom."
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 80,967
Posted By hitchface
Say goodbye to the basement, then... Wait....

Say goodbye to the basement, then...

Wait. Just can the whole forum. Doesn't use synthetic oil anyway. :deal
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-12-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 544,299
Posted By hitchface
You look respectably crunk, but that center stand...

You look respectably crunk, but that center stand touches down way too early.
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
I have yet to hear a really intelligent argument...

I have yet to hear a really intelligent argument as to why missing 2 (2) liters from the tank is actually noteworthy.

How many people actually drag their fuel down that far on a regular basis?...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
Suzy Engineering probably knows that if they give...

Suzy Engineering probably knows that if they give us too much output we'll start hauling fridges and ovens around while touring.
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
^^^^:deal How many times does this...

^^^^:deal

How many times does this discussion have to be had?
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
Same thing here. Looks like it got pulled. Bet...

Same thing here. Looks like it got pulled. Bet somebody got fired, too.
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
How do I get to the configurator?

How do I get to the configurator?
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
See, now if they price their farkles right, they...

See, now if they price their farkles right, they will make a royal frickin killing on this steed.
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
You guys crack me up. Did you honestly...

You guys crack me up.

Did you honestly expect a wild new ride? Smell the coffee.

The Strom is a great money maker for Suzuki, in a time where they really need money. They won't screw with what...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
I know how dumb anecdotal evidence can be, but I...

I know how dumb anecdotal evidence can be, but I rarely ever see a Strom kitted for adventure touring outside of ADV rider. Even with the healthy split of bikes where I live, Stroms are all over and...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
Neapolitan.

Neapolitan.
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
That's the whole point...it isn't in the same...

That's the whole point...it isn't in the same class. Not in price, not in equipment and not in target market. If they do a refresh on the DL1K, we'll be ready to have that discussion.
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
You guys realize that the fuel tank decrease is...

You guys realize that the fuel tank decrease is like...less than 10%, right? This is a piddly little change.
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
Double post, unless someone comes in after. ...

Double post, unless someone comes in after.

Some differences:

Compression ratio bumped down to 11.2:1 from 11.5:1

0.2 inches thinner

0.2 inches added to the wheelbase
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
Yeah, I dunno why they even bother with that. ...

Yeah, I dunno why they even bother with that.

Here are some details from the feature page. At least the ones that stand out to me:

3-way height-adjustable windscreen, carefully shaped with...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
Marginally smaller. Plus, if the engine has been...

Marginally smaller. Plus, if the engine has been made more efficient by even a little amount, effective range will not change in any appreciable manner.

I really dig the new look, personally.
...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,498,891
Posted By hitchface
Nice ride. Gotta get a little mud on it ;) ...

Nice ride. Gotta get a little mud on it ;)

How do you like the tires?
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
What marketing? You mean the bad photos taken in...

What marketing? You mean the bad photos taken in less than a minute (for all of them), the quick line sketches and the $1.99 scenic photos from iStockPhoto?

That should add at least 500 bucks per...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
It was actually the Versys that got me started...

It was actually the Versys that got me started down the path to getting my Strom. I rode a new one at a demo day shortly after rollout, and my jaw just hit the floor.

Until that point I had been...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
Wasn't the Gladius mill another iteration of the...

Wasn't the Gladius mill another iteration of the SV?
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
Interstrom? Middlestrom? IDCrisisstrom?...

Interstrom?

Middlestrom?

IDCrisisstrom?

Newstrom?

Lamestrom?
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 254,003
Posted By hitchface
Hopefully not 205, but it looks like they kept...

Hopefully not 205, but it looks like they kept the oil filter in that same stupid place. I guess as long as it is still accessible without first becoming a gymnastics instructor...

But yeah, I've...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By hitchface
I have a DL650 already, but I thought they were...

I have a DL650 already, but I thought they were difficult to hack.
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By hitchface
A n00b and his hack are soon...

...mated? :wink:

Been thinking about getting a hackish project happening, but I don't really know what steed to go for. Basic requirements are:

1. RELIABLE.
2. Comfy (or can be made as such)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,121
Posted By hitchface
Getting ticked at residents for spreading gravel...

Getting ticked at residents for spreading gravel does not equal giving squids a free pass. The magnitude of the actions of both parties is substantially different, as is the motive (which matters, by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 80,967
Posted By hitchface
I just wish they'd stop saying stuff like this....

I just wish they'd stop saying stuff like this. "Predictably" was a better word choice than "faster", but still...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,498,891
Posted By hitchface
THAT is a great lookin' Strom! Loving the teeth...

THAT is a great lookin' Strom! Loving the teeth on the inside edge, and the way you got that truck bed liner on there. Very nice.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 544,299
Posted By hitchface
I think I might be. Is that a picture of Obama?

I think I might be. Is that a picture of Obama?
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