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Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 597,872
Posted By NoVA-Strom
The jackshaft is for a wider tire (200). The 86...

The jackshaft is for a wider tire (200). The 86 through 90 Sportsters were bastard years and use a sprocket unique to those years so not many people have offset sprockets for them. Plus its very...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 597,872
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Well I have to Harley's now. I bought an 89...

Well I have to Harley's now. I bought an 89 Sportster at the beginning of 2008 and turn this:

http://www.dirtyhandschoppers.com/mediac/400_0/media/DIR_26/Photo_030808_002.jpg

Into This:
...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,655
Posted By NoVA-Strom
I just picked up a set of Philips SHE5910 from...

I just picked up a set of Philips SHE5910 from Walmart for $15. I haven't had a time for a riding test, but just hooking them up in the garage with the helmet on I found them to be comfortable and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-15-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By NoVA-Strom
If it had no metal above it, just plastic you...

If it had no metal above it, just plastic you could hide it in the fairing. I had and XM antenna mounted in the top of my Murano's rear gate (all plastic) and always had great reception. My GXM-30...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-15-2007, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Yeah they are a great unit and the price can't be...

Yeah they are a great unit and the price can't be beat (at least until the Zumo 550 get around the same price point, but that will be a while). I thought the audio was week from the aux port but I...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,082
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Stock chaing is a DID 525V, which is there...

Stock chaing is a DID 525V, which is there standard O-ring. Wear rating is 3140 (don't know what this number really means, but baseline is 100). Looks the DID X-Ring and X(squared)-Ring have slightly...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-08-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By NoVA-Strom
It does have a track log feature. Talks about it...

It does have a track log feature. Talks about it on page 20 of the manual that you can get from Garmin's web site.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-01-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 121,715
Posted By NoVA-Strom
2730 has a better screen, text-to-speech, MP3 and...

2730 has a better screen, text-to-speech, MP3 and XM over the 2610. Same price is a no brainer go for the newer, more feature rich unit. Only thing 2610 has is ability to do more customization on...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-26-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Refurb 2730 with XM $429 at Edge GPS

http://www.edgegps.com/eCart/viewItem.html?idProduct=290

Great deal for this unit.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,994
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Another thing you can do is pack your close in...

Another thing you can do is pack your close in one gallon ziploc bags, then sit on them to get the air out and seal. Saves a lot of space. You can get really fancy and pack an outfit (pants, socks,...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By NoVA-Strom
I don't know about your particular helmet, but I...

I don't know about your particular helmet, but I have a Caberg L, and the Cheek pads were squishing my face too. My fix was to order a set of the XL cheek pads, which are thinner than the L ones. ...
Forum: Vendors 04-23-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,501
Posted By NoVA-Strom
So they are trying to force him to an exclusive...

So they are trying to force him to an exclusive arrangement where he can only sell Wilbur's suspension?!?! And they are using his customers who have already placed orders as hostages. Nice company.
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Most of the results I have seen from the K7...

Most of the results I have seen from the K7 owners are like a K4-K6 with a 16T front sprocket (seen from 55 mpg to 60 mpg postings). I know that they put on dual plugs and tweeked the engine for...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2007, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By NoVA-Strom
If you want to save some money, go to Harbor...

If you want to save some money, go to Harbor Freight and get this trailer (as long as weight is below 1175 lbs):

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=90154

I...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,789
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Wow, all the other makes on this board bash the...

Wow, all the other makes on this board bash the Strom, and the 1k Stroms bash the 650. Guess it is true what they say, when you are on top everyone is gunning for you!:evil
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-22-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 121,715
Posted By NoVA-Strom
2610 Refurbs are a good deal now, just make sure...

2610 Refurbs are a good deal now, just make sure you get the most up to date maps. DO NOT GET 2620!!!

You can get a new 2720 at Costco.com for $350. I don't think it has any features over a 2610...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-20-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Go over to gpspassion.com for free ones.

Go over to gpspassion.com for free ones.
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,824
Posted By NoVA-Strom
I bet when they put it back together they pinched...

I bet when they put it back together they pinched a line somewhere causing pressure to build up where it shouldn't. I remember when I was considering a VTX1300, people were pinching a vent hose when...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-18-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,066
Posted By NoVA-Strom
I know that it is a totally different GPS, but...

I know that it is a totally different GPS, but this is why I did not use the RAM mount for my 2730, because it does not have anything to secure the GPS to the Mount. Just uses "tension" to hold it...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,777
Posted By NoVA-Strom
May want to check the air filter too, sometimes...

May want to check the air filter too, sometimes oil can make its way up air filter and soak it (at least on other bikes). I would let it run for a while too before a ride to make sure everything...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Your OTD (taxes, setup, etc.) price should be...

Your OTD (taxes, setup, etc.) price should be MSRP or Less (unless you live in a state with high tax rate). Suzuki pays dealer to set them up. I think I got out the door with a $300 helmet for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-18-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By NoVA-Strom
I am not sure about this, but the XM may be a...

I am not sure about this, but the XM may be a little bit slower to come up when going from one GXM to another. I think the unit stores a bit of information about the puck when it comes up like...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,717
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Joe Rocket Ballistic 5.0 Pants (and Ballistic 6.0...

Joe Rocket Ballistic 5.0 Pants (and Ballistic 6.0 Jacket). Great for cold weather and rain, but I can only handle them up to about 75 degrees, after that they are just a sauna suit, but I bet...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-16-2007, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,637
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Well since it doesn't have SiRF III, I don't...

Well since it doesn't have SiRF III, I don't think it would even make an acceptable kickstand based on this article. :D I just bought a 2730 a few months ago and it is not SiRF III :baldy . I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-14-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Sounds like something either in the antenna or...

Sounds like something either in the antenna or the receiver broke. Have Garmin fix it for you.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-14-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,637
Posted By NoVA-Strom
SiRF III has not been out that long. So unless...

SiRF III has not been out that long. So unless you buy the latest and greatest, you would be buying a unit that this rag doesn't "recommend". So far I have not had any Satellite issues since I got...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Depends on the quality of the FM Modulator. The...

Depends on the quality of the FM Modulator. The 2730 is so week, that it was unsuable with my Sony unit like the one shown above, plus every time I rode I would get interference from a radio station...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By NoVA-Strom
DL1000 ($9000) / R1200 ($14,450) = $260 / X ...

DL1000 ($9000) / R1200 ($14,450) = $260 / X

X = $417

Sounds like they are giving you a bargain at $393 :rofl
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-13-2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By NoVA-Strom
What??????

What??????
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By NoVA-Strom
In the US helmet laws are a state-by-state issue....

In the US helmet laws are a state-by-state issue. Some states don't even require helmets. Most that do require a DOT sticker. If you ride with a non DOT approved helmet (no DOT sticker), you are...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2007, 04:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Congrats on the bike. Red is the fastest...

Congrats on the bike. Red is the fastest color!!!! Love my 06 Red Wee. Maybe I will see (or have already seen) you riding around the NoVA area.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-13-2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Seen one other post on this. The person called...

Seen one other post on this. The person called Garmin and they replaced it. All the 2xxx line is water resistant, but defects do happen. Call Garmin, they have great CS.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,341
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Get either the MSR Waterworks, or Miniworks. ...

Get either the MSR Waterworks, or Miniworks. Uses a ceramic filter that will last a long time, and new filters are only $40.

http://www.msrcorp.com/filters/longevity.asp

They use a ceramic...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2007, 05:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By NoVA-Strom
The XM from my Garmin 2730 is very good to my...

The XM from my Garmin 2730 is very good to my cheap headphones, no amp needed (have tested with better ones and it sounds better). I do need to get new headphones because the headphones are the weak...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,606
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Just make sure that whatever you get has a metal...

Just make sure that whatever you get has a metal locking mechanism. My Caberg Justissimo has this. Some of the other ones I looked at (don't remember what brands now) had plastic that would...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By NoVA-Strom
If you are really concerned, you could fabricate...

If you are really concerned, you could fabricate some supports out of some 3'x1.5"x1/8" AL. I fabricated some for the canless side of my Wee to prevent bags from coming in towards the wheels. The AL...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-10-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 121,715
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Zumo is the only one that you listed that Garmin...

Zumo is the only one that you listed that Garmin specs for motorcycle, so go with that. Here are your choices for Garmin that will work on a bike (i.e. Flash bases and Waterproof):

Garmin Zumo...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-09-2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By NoVA-Strom
I thought the EU was working on a rival system...

I thought the EU was working on a rival system that was not going to introduce a error factor for commercial users. My understanding is that the US system has an intentional error factor thrown in...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,259
Posted By NoVA-Strom
I have something similar. Not a small guy 5'10",...

I have something similar. Not a small guy 5'10", 215. Take it backpacking for stops and dinners. They are good for maybe up to an hour or so, but I don't know that I would consider it something...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-07-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,430
Posted By NoVA-Strom
Looks like you can also get a 2730 from Amazon...

Looks like you can also get a 2730 from Amazon for $479
...
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