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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,235
Posted By StuartV
Any time from about 6 on works for me. 6? 7? 8?...

Any time from about 6 on works for me. 6? 7? 8? 9? Doesn't matter. She Who Must Be Obeyed is out of town until Thursday. :D
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,796
Posted By StuartV
Ummmm, yeaahhh.... I'll take a full set...

Ummmm, yeaahhh....

I'll take a full set of Full Bores for $170, Alex....
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,235
Posted By StuartV
:clap:clap:clap:clap Congrats! Job well...

:clap:clap:clap:clap

Congrats! Job well done and welcome home!

I just got back from CA (South Lake Tahoe) this morning. I left Sunday morning. 2650 miles in 43 hours. Unfortunately, it...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,155
Posted By StuartV
I'm with genka. If I want the best...

I'm with genka.

If I want the best quality sound, I won't be using a motorcycle helmet as the platform for my sound stage.
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,235
Posted By StuartV
Good luck!! Don't forget to visit Lazy...

Good luck!!

Don't forget to visit Lazy Magnolia while you're in LA, if you can.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,235
Posted By StuartV
Glad to see you're still rolling and drinking! ...

Glad to see you're still rolling and drinking!

When I rode my GSX-R across country 1 year ago, I started having some trouble with it stumbling on the highway. New spark plugs fixed it right up....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5,922
Views: 279,328
Posted By StuartV
Dang. Wish I could have made it. Between work and...

Dang. Wish I could have made it. Between work and getting ready to leave for CA tomorrow, we just couldn't do it last night. I never even got on Adv yesterday. :huh

See y'all in a couple of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,235
Posted By StuartV
Ahhhhhhhh..... Saawweeeeeet!! :clap:clap:clap ...

Ahhhhhhhh..... Saawweeeeeet!! :clap:clap:clap

I am actually leaving tomorrow morning for a cross-country to CA myself. Unfortunately, it will be in the family truckster, with g/f and 2 rodents,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,235
Posted By StuartV
Damn, man! I moved here 1 year ago. I lived in...

Damn, man! I moved here 1 year ago. I lived in downtown SF for 6 months before that and just outside Sac for 18 months before that. You're making me miss it bad!!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
Well, I'm not really the one who has been wailing...

Well, I'm not really the one who has been wailing about the SA (which, the 1290 SA is what I was talking about, not the 1190) and how it's going to be a big, fat pig like the GS.

But, when you...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
You don't care why they arrived at similar bikes...

You don't care why they arrived at similar bikes and then express concern that they'll do the same thing to adventure bikes. I offered an explanation as to why I don't think they would do the same...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
I do believe that if you'd actually ridden a...

I do believe that if you'd actually ridden a GSX-R1000, or R1, or CBR1000RR, or ZX-10R - in an environment and with an intent to exercise the bike for its intended purpose - you could not possibly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,235
Posted By StuartV
Excellent plan!

Excellent plan!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
Please, PLEASE let the Japanese ruin the...

Please, PLEASE let the Japanese ruin the Adventure bike market the way they ruined the supersport bike market!!
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,235
Posted By StuartV
South Park, "The F-- Word" episode? I'll have to...

South Park, "The F-- Word" episode? I'll have to rewatch that one. I know what the F word is, but I don't remember them being called pirates.

Thanks! Any excuse to watch SP is always welcome! :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,235
Posted By StuartV
Okay, I confess. I don't know what you mean by...

Okay, I confess. I don't know what you mean by pirate.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
To be fair, the more recent GSes (certainly from...

To be fair, the more recent GSes (certainly from '10 on) seem to be less prone to the catastrophic failures than the earlier ones were. And I haven't yet seen any reports of Final Drive failures on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,720
Posted By StuartV
Every bike I've ever ridden has some level of...

Every bike I've ever ridden has some level of clunk going from N into a gear. In N, the output shaft is not spinning. When it's in any gear, the output shaft IS spinning. So, going from N (not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,720
Posted By StuartV
My GSX-R1000 clutch and tranny are swimming in...

My GSX-R1000 clutch and tranny are swimming in 10w-40. That tranny handles just as much torque and WAY more horsepower. The shifting on it is snick-snick-snick. Smooth, quick, and quiet.

Having...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
I'm with you on all counts. I'm not talking up...

I'm with you on all counts. I'm not talking up the STen because I want one. I'm talking it up because I would like all of us consumers to hold KTM and BMW's feet to the fire to match the STen on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5,922
Views: 279,328
Posted By StuartV
BadWolf Brewing: It's my kinda beer! :D ...

BadWolf Brewing: It's my kinda beer! :D

All the beer is unfiltered and the owner/brewer doesn't like bitter hoppy beer. Clearly a man of discerning intellect and discriminating tastes!

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-28-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
Surely you jest?! I have not ridden RTW,...

Surely you jest?!

I have not ridden RTW, but I've done enough long-distance to have learned that when you are a long way from help, you don't ride super technical stuff. And if you're not...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,235
Posted By StuartV
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
You're not getting my point. There's a difference...

You're not getting my point. There's a difference between changes needed (from out of the box) to accommodate the rider versus changes needed to ensure the bike makes it.

My point is that a lot...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By StuartV
This.

This.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
I sure wish those were big enough to read....

I sure wish those were big enough to read. Clicking on them does nothing. I tried right-click and Save Picture As, but the result is not readable when blown up.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
I wouldn't count personal preference items as...

I wouldn't count personal preference items as preventing it from doing a RTW out of the box. I mean, it seems you COULD do a RTW on the STen right out of the box. Where if you tried that on the 1190,...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
Example?

Example?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,922
Views: 279,328
Posted By StuartV
If it gets me a discount on beer.... :rofl

If it gets me a discount on beer.... :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
I don't mean this to sound argumentative. I...

I don't mean this to sound argumentative. I haven't read the STen forums to know much about how they work in the real world.

What issues would prevent the STen from being RTW-ready out of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5,922
Views: 279,328
Posted By StuartV
Can I just show up in time for the Retox?...

Can I just show up in time for the Retox? :eek1:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 758,005
Posted By StuartV
Well, now the break-in is complete... :evil

Well, now the break-in is complete... :evil
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
Man, what a drag!! But, at least the failures...

Man, what a drag!! But, at least the failures didn't cause you to crash. And you can console yourself with the knowledge that you live right up against some of the best riding in the country - maybe...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5,922
Views: 279,328
Posted By StuartV
Sounds cool. I think it will just be me (grumpy...

Sounds cool. I think it will just be me (grumpy looking brown haired guy with a beard) and my friend Chuck (skinny, Unibomber-looking guy with little round glasses and a beard). :D
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
Oh, good! About the same miles I have now. :eek1...

Oh, good! About the same miles I have now. :eek1 :cry :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
Just curious for clarification: So, when it blew...

Just curious for clarification: So, when it blew out in Memphis, that was on the return leg of the same trip where you had it replaced in BC?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,179
Posted By StuartV
That's cool to know. Getting 45 MPG at 80 MPG...

That's cool to know. Getting 45 MPG at 80 MPG would be sweet! But, as it stands, I feel only slight motivation to replace my GS with an 1190. My GS only has 13K miles on it, so at the rate I ride it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5,922
Views: 279,328
Posted By StuartV
Hoist one at the Wynkoop for me! :freaky

Hoist one at the Wynkoop for me! :freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5,922
Views: 279,328
Posted By StuartV
6 x 6oz for $10 sounds like a good plan to me! ...

6 x 6oz for $10 sounds like a good plan to me!

With OBH closing at 8, we should definitely be there before LC. I hope to see you there, but if not, maybe next time.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,148
Posted By StuartV
I have a Craftsman rolling chest and top chest...

I have a Craftsman rolling chest and top chest full of Craftsman tools, which I've had for over 10 years. I wanted some less expensive tools to stock a small tool bag I could keep handy and take...
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