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Forum: Equipment 09-22-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,345
Posted By etyson
Got a hi-vis several years ago. No real leak...

Got a hi-vis several years ago. No real leak problems to speak of. Love it. That's not to say it's perfect -- go thru a Noah's Ark flood and you will get a little wet.

If I was gonna get...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,650
Posted By etyson
Agreed. It took me two weeks to get used...

Agreed.

It took me two weeks to get used to wearing hi-viz ..... now it's not so bad. I'd love to have the black AST, but I'd have to wear a hi-viz vest over top when riding.

Just too many...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,650
Posted By etyson
Don't count on it. I was lost in the moment...

Don't count on it.

I was lost in the moment and was not checking my mirrors -- wearing a yellow Firstgear Kilimanjaro on a divided 4-lane. I saw movement and turned my head as a car passed me...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 173,250
Posted By etyson
I was thinking about the HT SU racks with 1450...

I was thinking about the HT SU racks with 1450 pelicans for a compact form factor around town. Small storage plus a place to put my armored jacket, gloves, etc.

Then, what I really need is a 2"...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,719
Posted By etyson
Triumph Tiger. Do a search on the flea market.

Triumph Tiger. Do a search on the flea market.
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,205
Posted By etyson
The ergos were simply all wrong for me. I could...

The ergos were simply all wrong for me. I could not ride it in the factory original condition (bought it new). The mirrors had me looking at the insides of my biceps. The shifter was way too...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,205
Posted By etyson
Had a Vee, you literally could not give me...

Had a Vee, you literally could not give me another.

If I could have rented one for a weekend,I never would have bought it. It's the one bike (in a very long list of owned bikes) that I really...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 609,900
Posted By etyson
Beautiful bike. Tell me about the factory...

Beautiful bike.

Tell me about the factory panniers. Triumph is not very forthcoming with technical details. Is the mount strong? Are they built rugged enough to hold up to serious use? What...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,102
Posted By etyson
Great info -- looks like they have decent...

Great info -- looks like they have decent maintenance ergos. Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,896
Posted By etyson
I second that.

I second that.
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,102
Posted By etyson
The more I read about this monster, the better it...

The more I read about this monster, the better it looks so far. A couple questions:


Where does the speedo hookup? If I had to change the gearing, would I need a speedo healer?

How hard is...
Forum: Americas 08-18-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24,823
Views: 1,965,475
Posted By etyson
ROTF ...... sounds like Chicago *today*. :-)

ROTF ...... sounds like Chicago *today*. :-)
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By etyson
gen 1 KLR speedo??

I found this pic of a gen 1 KLR speedo. Any idea who makes this?


http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/g380/etyson/speedo/
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By etyson
I think my storage shed could be modified to be...

I think my storage shed could be modified to be solar storm proof, but if the bike was caught out in the open, what parts would be burned out? I'm guessing at minimum I would need to stock an extra...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By etyson
How would a KLR hold up to ......

How would a KLR (2008 to present) hold up to an EMP or solar storm? What parts would have to be replaced?
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 74,679
Posted By etyson
Pelicans make excellent panniers. It...

Pelicans make excellent panniers.

It appears that lots of people are using a variety of different mounts and modifying the cases to attach. I've got the Caribou system on my bike now but I'll...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,968
Posted By etyson
Talking Just my luck. :-)

Just my luck. :-)
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,968
Posted By etyson
Talking Lol ..... I've got a Strom up for sale/trade in...

Lol ..... I've got a Strom up for sale/trade in the flea market -- wanna trade for your not-yet-arrived Tenere??

:-)
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,968
Posted By etyson
I dunno about that. My 1974 and 1976...

I dunno about that.

My 1974 and 1976 CB750's were the easiest bikes I have *ever* worked on. Oil change = 5 to 10 minutes. Change clutch = 30 to 45 minutes. Valve adjust = 30 to 45 minutes with...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-06-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,529
Posted By etyson
990 Adventure owners

What grabbed your attention about the Adventure? Did you test ride a friend's bike? How is the reliability of your machine? Would you buy it again if you had the chance to revisit the fateful day...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,968
Posted By etyson
What specifically did you not like -- handling,...

What specifically did you not like -- handling, construction, materials, design, powerplant? What specifically did you like?

Did you see the Tenere with the factory hard bags? I'm wondering if...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By etyson
Great insight. I had an ST1100 a few bikes...

Great insight.

I had an ST1100 a few bikes ago and I really regret letting it go. It was heavy but had a wonderful form factor. I think the FJR would be the next step in that evolution.
...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By etyson
In the short term, I'm operating under the...

In the short term, I'm operating under the principle of "buy what you want right now". I don't pretend to know when, but at some point the effects of Q.E. part X (Quantitative Easing redux) will...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,455
Posted By etyson
I'll take a week or two .....

I'll take a week or two .....
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,952
Posted By etyson
The VStroms are a lot of different things to...

The VStroms are a lot of different things to different people. I see the Strom series as being not-quite-finished by the factory. To get a workable bike, I was forced to mod things.

For...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,455
Posted By etyson
Are you sure you want a Wee? I got a '08...

Are you sure you want a Wee?

I got a '08 Vee, with a few thousand miles, broke in right, Caribou pelican bags, mirror extenders so you don't stare at your inner-elbow joints, billet shifter that...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By etyson
The V-Strom is paid off, now I'm looking ......

Now I'm looking for my next bike. From what I see, Yamaha looks like they have the machines that fit me -- the FJR and the new Tenere.

Anyone got your paws on a Tenere yet? How are the...
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