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Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,485
Posted By StuartV
I've had my Garmin Zumo 660 for a long time now....

I've had my Garmin Zumo 660 for a long time now. Over 5 years, at least. I also have a 60CSx, a GPS V, and a StreetPilot 2610 (all Garmin).

I have been using Garmin for a long time and have...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By StuartV
Yeah, I think they are (ignorantly) basing that...

Yeah, I think they are (ignorantly) basing that statement purely on the published weight numbers. Compared to the 1190, they have basically the exact same chassis, with the SA having actually...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By StuartV
Why not get a 1290 Super Adventure? It's an 1190...

Why not get a 1290 Super Adventure? It's an 1190 with more power, more sophisticated suspension, electronic cruise control, a bigger tank, some crash bars, and some hard factory luggage.

I have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-24-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6,234
Views: 307,527
Posted By StuartV
Motion to change the name of this thread to...

Motion to change the name of this thread to Northern VA Alky's Thread. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,906
Posted By StuartV
Y'all quit feeding the troll! This...

Y'all quit feeding the troll!



This statement with not even one actual example provided should be all you need to see regarding dragos and his vendetta against Motoport.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-23-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6,234
Views: 307,527
Posted By StuartV
I'm glad you are out and on the mend! Hopefully,...

I'm glad you are out and on the mend! Hopefully, I'll see you at BW in a couple of weeks.
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By StuartV
Yes, the waterproof liner is also windproof. And,...

Yes, the waterproof liner is also windproof. And, now that it's cold, I have switched to my Roadcrafter 1 piece. I don't have overpants to match my MP jacket, so for commuting in the MP gear, I just...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,906
Posted By StuartV
Didn't you already say that there were no...

Didn't you already say that there were no instructions sewn into the pants?

My MP suit is over 5 years old now, still awesome, and still like new (when I bother to wash it). I got a MP suit for...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By StuartV
I've had Gerbings and Widder in the past. Now, a...

I've had Gerbings and Widder in the past. Now, a full setup of Warm 'n Safe.

If my WnS gear were stolen today, I'd buy another complete set today!

Note: WnS is the only company (that I know...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-21-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 107,900
Posted By StuartV
Does KTM make the Touratech bags? If not, then I...

Does KTM make the Touratech bags? If not, then I think that is the flaw in your logic.

Plus, I'm not convinced there is as much margin in the fancy aluminum bags as the plastic/aluminum ones.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 107,900
Posted By StuartV
Accessories always cost more if you buy them...

Accessories always cost more if you buy them after the initial purchase.

In other words, you're not paying $1200 for them when they come on the bike.

In other other words, if the bags weren't...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-20-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By StuartV
I have owned neither. I do own an R1200GS and...

I have owned neither. I do own an R1200GS and used to own a KTM 525EXC up until last Spring.

Of those two, I would buy the KTM 990, no question. The KTM has less weight, more power, and is way...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-19-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,234
Views: 307,527
Posted By StuartV
I would be making a hole somewhere on the left...

I would be making a hole somewhere on the left side, at the waist level.

If you're not a KLR rider, you could even consider taking it to a tailor to have them sew the lining and outer together...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6,234
Views: 307,527
Posted By StuartV
Mostly I ride my '09 GS, going back and forth...

Mostly I ride my '09 GS, going back and forth between exit 43 and 28 on 66. I work in Marshall. In warmer weather, I wear an all black Motoport mesh jacket with jeans. Lately, an all black 1 pc...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,234
Views: 307,527
Posted By StuartV
But why would you want to?!? I just don't...

But why would you want to?!? I just don't understand people who have heated gear and use it as their last resort, when fleeces and long johns aren't warm enough.

When it gets cool enough to want...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 888,611
Posted By StuartV
Bad, Beemer! Go stand in the corner! :rofl ...

Bad, Beemer! Go stand in the corner! :rofl

Congrats on the new home (for you and the bike)!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 69,061
Posted By StuartV
It sounded to me like Cameron was probably very...

It sounded to me like Cameron was probably very well trained and performing EXACTLY according to his training. In other words, Cameron is a good employee for a bad company.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-15-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,057
Posted By StuartV
Lmao!

Lmao!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By StuartV
I'll take the ice free weekend. But, you can keep...

I'll take the ice free weekend. But, you can keep the nice crash... :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4,399
Views: 633,327
Posted By StuartV
Dem boys be crazy up in Canukistan!

Dem boys be crazy up in Canukistan!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By StuartV
Thank you, German Engineers

... for designing my bike so that it would show me a snowflake on my dash display this morning. And flash "33F TEMP". Otherwise, I might never have realized it was effing cold on the way to work this...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4,399
Views: 633,327
Posted By StuartV
That's what makes it an adventure! :-D

That's what makes it an adventure! :-D
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,057
Posted By StuartV
But, he said a true ADV rider. You are talking...

But, he said a true ADV rider. You are talking about people who actually go on adventures on their bikes. He was talking about guys who spend a lot of time on the Internet discussing their bikes and...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4,399
Views: 633,327
Posted By StuartV
I totally agree with all that - except I don't...

I totally agree with all that - except I don't know why you wait until it gets so cold before you put on heated gear. When it gets cool enough to add a layer under my summer gear, the first layer I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,447
Posted By StuartV
Yes, it was difficult. I was one of only 30...

Yes, it was difficult. I was one of only 30 riders from around the world that BMW chose and flew to Germany to ride the K1200S in the Face the Power marketing campaign they did. There were 4 riders...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,447
Posted By StuartV
Yep. Spent several days riding one at the...

Yep. Spent several days riding one at the Nurburgring, back in '04. To most people who are used to riding I-4s with 12000+ RPM redlines, 2500 - 3000 RPMs IS just off idle. And it seems like I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,447
Posted By StuartV
Or spend $125 and install a PD Oiler and just...

Or spend $125 and install a PD Oiler and just refill the reservoir every now and then - even using used motor oil, if so inclined. Install a new chain every 30 - 40K.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 107,900
Posted By StuartV
:clap:clap:clap:clap ...

:clap:clap:clap:clap

:lurk:1drink:lurk:1drink:lurk:1drink:puke1
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,447
Posted By StuartV
Personally, I won't consider any kind of...

Personally, I won't consider any kind of "touring" bike that is less dirt-worthy than my GS. But, having (way) more power and less weight does sound really good. As does a bigger tank and electronic...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,447
Posted By StuartV
I definitely think a lot of folks are making a...

I definitely think a lot of folks are making a lot of assumptions at this point. It will be interesting to see how the details in the engineering pan out in the real world. I don't see any reason why...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,447
Posted By StuartV
That is, well, kinda balderdash. An I4 can be...

That is, well, kinda balderdash. An I4 can be tuned to have all it's torque up high, like, say, a Yamaha R6. But, it can also be turned to have a VERY broad, VERY flat torque curve that starts just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6,234
Views: 307,527
Posted By StuartV
yff.

yff.
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,447
Posted By StuartV
How do you know the XR won't have the same ergos,...

How do you know the XR won't have the same ergos, tractor-like torque, and cargo carrying ability?

My '09 GS is definitely tractor-like. I know you've got a Wethead coming. The one I rode was...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,447
Posted By StuartV
How do you know it's not going to be as...

How do you know it's not going to be as comfortable as a GS? To make my GS comfortable, I had to get the seat re-foamed and upholstered and put a bigger windscreen and winglets on it. I reckon anyone...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,538
Posted By StuartV
Me and 2 buddies went in thirds on one of these...

Me and 2 buddies went in thirds on one of these back around 2006.

http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-TC211-Tire-Changer

They both moved over the years and I bought them each out, at a...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,538
Posted By StuartV
The cross part of those pulls out with a little...

The cross part of those pulls out with a little effort and a pair of pliers.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 107,900
Posted By StuartV
As I said, I simplified it greatly. If you...

As I said, I simplified it greatly. If you connect a driveshaft to a transmission using a U-joint, and if you allow the driveshaft to drop down so that it's at a 90 degree angle to the transmission...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,295
Posted By StuartV
As we already learned in the other thread, all of...

As we already learned in the other thread, all of you are just feeding the troll here. Just FYI.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,414
Posted By StuartV
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,295
Posted By StuartV
Simply not true. If you want my explanation, read...

Simply not true. If you want my explanation, read the thread I linked in post # 18 of this thread.
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