ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: snakebitten
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Stifdickerson, I have no reason to doubt...

Stifdickerson,

I have no reason to doubt your swiftness at changing your 500's mission.
I also totally agree with your conviction towards the versatility of this machine.

But I'm most...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
I'm no expert. And I'm not nearly as fast as when...

I'm no expert. And I'm not nearly as fast as when I was young and invincible.
But back then, NOTHING handled like this thing does WITH 5 gallons of fuel up front.

It's tuned for it, suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
I only put the first hour on the OEM suspension....

I only put the first hour on the OEM suspension. And since it was mostly street and around the yard (I do live on 11 acres...so it included some real dirt riding) I don't have a real good baseline...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
This thread is awesome. This bike is simply...

This thread is awesome.
This bike is simply amazing.

So don't KILL me when I say this..............

I've only had the 2015 EXC for a couple of months. Barely.
And I bought it on a whim....
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Awesome photo. The perfect color of dirt in a KTM...

Awesome photo. The perfect color of dirt in a KTM photo too. :)

Also, very encouraging for me to hear your report of the reliability of your 500 EXC.
Having just purchased one and being more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Bruce, those in the pic above are a bit different...

Bruce, those in the pic above are a bit different looking than the pro-offsets in the link?
Yours look like they are offset, as well, but with only 1 fastener to the triple, each side.

Just...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Got a link to that exact Rox riser? I would...

Got a link to that exact Rox riser?
I would LOVE to bring my bars up for standing........however, I am so HAPPY with how I have the suspension and handling on this desert weapon, that I do NOT want...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Hey Bruce, I don't have anything to compare...

Hey Bruce,

I don't have anything to compare to, since the new 2015 EXC is my only new dirt bike in a couple of decades or more. But at 6'1", I don't feel cramped. (34" inseam)
However, I still...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Sugarsand! R6realtor? Fun vid. Makes me...

Sugarsand! R6realtor?

Fun vid. Makes me wanna gear up this morning and go play.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
I brought my 950SE for the next event that was...

I brought my 950SE for the next event that was scheduled for the next day. It's called the "Adventure Challenge" and is geared for the bigger bikes. About 300 miles, but with a lot more tarmac and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
A few pics to show the flavor of the event:...

A few pics to show the flavor of the event: (Stolen from the event forum)

Breakfast before sunup. Event HQ. Riders Meeting fixing to start. Everyone already on the porch were chompin at the bit. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Well, since a couple of you asked, :wink: I can...

Well, since a couple of you asked, :wink: I can act like you draaaaaaggggged it outta me?

Let me set the scene..........

First, I love my Tenere. It's the most amazing motorcycle I have ever...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
It's called "Uncle's Around The Bend Desert...

It's called "Uncle's Around The Bend Desert Challenge" (On Two Wheel Texans Forum) Starts-Ends in Terlingua. This was the 8th annual. And it's not "officially" a race. Public land. Unsanctioned....
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Well, I'm the new "old man" that went on a sudden...

Well, I'm the new "old man" that went on a sudden whim and bought my first REAL dirt bike in about 30 years.
(Last MX race was on a 1988 YZ250 when I was 28. I'm 58 in a few weeks)
Anyways, I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,189
Posted By snakebitten
The orange 500 holds 1.6 quarts now! :D So...

The orange 500 holds 1.6 quarts now! :D
So riding it in less than competitive environment, you can go 15 hours between oil swaps.
30 hours between valve checks.

I can only dreeeeeam checking...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
That IS a super clean EXC. Congrats caljw! ...

That IS a super clean EXC. Congrats caljw!

That's 2 DRZ's that got orange-crushed this week.

W33, that's a bit above KLRizing. Not a lot, but some. :D
(needs color?)


WRW, torch...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Those are gorgeous rad guards! Gave them a call...

Those are gorgeous rad guards!
Gave them a call and they feel 98% sure they will work with the 19L shroud-less tank.
If not, no restocking fee.

So thanks!!!
Oh, and you cost me money. So this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Thanks guys! Pretty friendly bunch around...

Thanks guys!

Pretty friendly bunch around here. Wasn't sure the Orange crowd was gonna be so tolerant of the new guys naiveté as the "old folks home" is, over on the Tenere Forum. (we're a bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Waiting to consider what radiator protection to...

Waiting to consider what radiator protection to get until after the 19L tank is installed.
The KTM catalogue mentions guards do not fit with large tanks that replace the shrouds.

Does the tank...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Found the tubliss thread. So, never mind on that....

Found the tubliss thread. So, never mind on that. Sorry from the potential derail.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831867
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
VERY interested in tubliss! Haven't had time to...

VERY interested in tubliss! Haven't had time to consume this entire 3 + year thread, and don't want to ask a bunch of newb questions. But.......since you brought it up......

Bought this bike to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
LOL. You bet! Jumped on it at the dealer to...

LOL. You bet!

Jumped on it at the dealer to go ride that "1 hour". Straight on the Interstate to the next town. (League City) Stopped at EBR performance and setup getting it sprung for my weight +...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Thanks Twin Rider! Didn't know you were over...

Thanks Twin Rider!
Didn't know you were over here. :)

Full disclosure.............I have had a 2006 950SM since....well....2006
So I already had a good dose of Orange previously.
And it IS a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 1,902,035
Posted By snakebitten
Went in today to reward myself with a stable-mate...

Went in today to reward myself with a stable-mate to my trusty Big Pig Tenere.
Thought I had finally decided on the 350 EXC

My nephew works at a dealer and asked why not the 500?
I quoted all...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27,729
Views: 5,501,202
Posted By snakebitten
Yea. That's unfortunate. He's a really good...

Yea. That's unfortunate.

He's a really good guy. And an asset to a lot of folks with Teneres.

And yes, including my own. So I'm likely biased. 😊
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27,729
Views: 5,501,202
Posted By snakebitten
Something like this helps in the turns I think....

Something like this helps in the turns I think. :)
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9,409
Views: 2,199,589
Posted By snakebitten
It RIDES again! And I suspect with a...

It RIDES again!

And I suspect with a freshened upness? 😊
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 733,698
Posted By snakebitten
Excellent observation! Those rake-trail #'s...

Excellent observation!

Those rake-trail #'s ARE what we feeeeeel. Regardless of how we describe it or what we prefer.



Literally, both the V2 and GSW have more street bike geometry.

The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27,729
Views: 5,501,202
Posted By snakebitten
Lots of options. But I have no reason to believe...

Lots of options. But I have no reason to believe that choice wouldn't be plenty sufficient.



Sounds like a great adventure!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 69,423
Posted By snakebitten
Heated grips is an option on 2014 Standard. And...

Heated grips is an option on 2014 Standard. And it integrates with the built in OEM grip software, as I understand it. So that would be the very essence of plug-n-play.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 733,698
Posted By snakebitten
What is 125lbs heavier than a V2? 😶 On...

What is 125lbs heavier than a V2? 😶

On paper, the Tenere is a bit beefier. But nowhere near that amount. And once rolling, it's famous for giving off a much lighter experience.

But I agree with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6,937
Views: 1,268,585
Posted By snakebitten
Theloop, He doesn't have to let me. ...

Theloop,

He doesn't have to let me.

And I let him have Day1 without asking.

But he still NEEDS me. ☺
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6,937
Views: 1,268,585
Posted By snakebitten
Well thanks to all you gents on this thread, I...

Well thanks to all you gents on this thread, I steered one of my kids in his first bike purchase. (without my funding. Lol)

I think that smile confirms you guys steered ME straight. Thanks.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27,729
Views: 5,501,202
Posted By snakebitten
Towboat, all I can say is that's a pretty...

Towboat, all I can say is that's a pretty uncommon issue reported on either forum for the 3 years I've been following. You're pioneering on this one. So let US know what you find out. 😁
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7,002
Views: 1,645,990
Posted By snakebitten
He couldn't have meant that. :) Even with...

He couldn't have meant that. :)

Even with the oversized rotor and upgraded pads, hauling a fast moving KLR down is an event.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6,937
Views: 1,268,585
Posted By snakebitten
Each morning I go out on the porch and decide the...

Each morning I go out on the porch and decide the ride-of-the-day. It might be 100HP KTM. Or a 100HP Tenere. Or a 37(?)HP Scooter. They all will take me down my 60-65mph roads with ease and 2-wheel...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 69,423
Posted By snakebitten
Tenere looks good in every color I've seen. I'm...

Tenere looks good in every color I've seen. I'm way easier I suppose.

By the way, my 2012 is Blue. I was buying that PDP Beast if it was pink!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27,729
Views: 5,501,202
Posted By snakebitten
Those cliffs up close. It is an awesome chunk of...

Those cliffs up close. It is an awesome chunk of rock. You can walk right across there. Even climb the cliff to the right. Bet you had a great weekend.


...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27,729
Views: 5,501,202
Posted By snakebitten
Big Bend. Might be my favorite spot on the...

Big Bend.

Might be my favorite spot on the planet. I need to stay long enough sometime, that I get over it.

It's motorcycle Mecca, in my book.

Have fun!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 733,698
Posted By snakebitten
Obviously I am a huge fan of the Super Tenere....

Obviously I am a huge fan of the Super Tenere. But am I on the right thread? :)



I figure there will be some 2014 Vstrom OWNERS showing up here soon enough. (been a couple so far) I'm looking...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015