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Forum: Beasts 08-02-2005, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By Stromboy
You might also want to have the throttle bodies...

You might also want to have the throttle bodies synched. For alot of info & answers check out the Yahoo Vstrom2 group and Rapid Forum.

Happy Riding,
Randy
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2005, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,078
Posted By Stromboy
Yes, the windshield will probably be the first...

Yes, the windshield will probably be the first thing you want to replace. If you are planning to go off the pavement much I would reccomend the SW Motech skid plate & crash bars. For top &...
Forum: Face plant 06-06-2005, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,962
Posted By Stromboy
Hope you and your bike both get well soon! ...

Hope you and your bike both get well soon!

Randy
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By Stromboy
How far are you willing to detour to the west? I...

How far are you willing to detour to the west? I can give you some pretty good off highway routes through the Tusas & San Juans east of Chama & Pagosa. I'm not familiar w/ anything around Keystone....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-07-2005, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,102
Views: 187,448
Posted By Stromboy
I just spoke w/ TXDOT travel services...

I just spoke w/ TXDOT travel services (915-886-3468) in El Paso. They said no construction on 170 in Presidio County (Presidio to Lajitas).

Randy
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-05-2005, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,102
Views: 187,448
Posted By Stromboy
I was out there week before last. I can't say...

I was out there week before last. I can't say about 170 between Presidio & Lajitas, but they are still working on it between Study Butte & Lajitas.
BTW, the desert flowers are awsome right now!
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By Stromboy
VStrom2

Go to http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/vstrom2/ for the VStrom2 site.
Lots of good info there. For accessories check out www.twistedthrottle.com (http://www.twistedthrottle.com)
Enjoy your...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-03-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,726
Posted By Stromboy
See the Big Bend National Park thread. What you...

See the Big Bend National Park thread. What you are wanting is there.
Have fun!

Randy
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2005, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,363
Posted By Stromboy
My brother went down in a bad water crossing in...

My brother went down in a bad water crossing in NM last summer w/ the Motech crash bars. Got some scratches on the plastic above the crash bars. I don't think the result would have been any...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,962
Posted By Stromboy
Yellow models are '03. Early '03s may have the...

Yellow models are '03. Early '03s may have the chudder or idle hammer. Mine had the chudder, fixed under warranty w/ new clutch basket.

Randy
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,086
Posted By Stromboy
Must see... Santa Elena Canyon The Basin in...

Must see...
Santa Elena Canyon
The Basin in the Chisos Mts.
Barton Warnock Center at Lajitas
Big Bend Ranch

Must Ride...
The River Road if you're on a DRZ
Any other road in Big Bend NP...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2005, 08:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,086
Posted By Stromboy
Black Gap Road

I've camped way back in the back end (east) of Black Gap several times, but have never taken a bike in there. Once you get way back there, there are a couple of sand pits on the road that would...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2005, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By Stromboy
Idle hammer

This is what is called idle hammer. It occured on some '02 & early '03 models.
The cure is clutch basket replacement. My brother's early '03 had it and we both had our clutch baskets replaced...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2005, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,086
Posted By Stromboy
Great pics! I met your friend Roger down there...

Great pics! I met your friend Roger down there last Spring Break. A girl named Cathy had a little taco stand by the road in Study Butte where we would eat breakfast alot. Roger would bring fire...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2005, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By Stromboy
Hi Paul, About 90% of my riding is 2 up...

Hi Paul,

About 90% of my riding is 2 up adventure riding (70% paved, 30% NFS, BLM, etc.) and the Strom rocks for this type of riding. I recomend the Motech skid plate, crash bars & quick detatch...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-26-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,102
Views: 187,448
Posted By Stromboy
Pinto Canyon is rocky w/ a few mildly steep...

Pinto Canyon is rocky w/ a few mildly steep places. You will have no problem w/ it on your GS. Look out for Longhorns.

That 20 miles of 170 is TWISTY and a hoot to ride. Maybe the funnest...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-25-2005, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,102
Views: 187,448
Posted By Stromboy
It's been about 3 years since I was on that loop,...

It's been about 3 years since I was on that loop, but at the time the road got very rough past Plata but was no problem. Another good ride is to take 2810 south from Marfa. The pavement ends near...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-17-2005, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,102
Views: 187,448
Posted By Stromboy
Randy from Tyler checking in. Big Bend is one of...

Randy from Tyler checking in. Big Bend is one of my favorite destinations, as well as the Chama, NM area. My bro. has a place way out in the outback of Terlingua Ranch, but I haven't attempted to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2005, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By Stromboy
Thanks guys! Randy

Thanks guys!

Randy
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By Stromboy
What is the doohickey?

Two buddies just bought KLR 650s. What is this doohickey that I keep hearing everybody saying needs to be replaced?

TIA
Randy
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2004, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By Stromboy
Here's the link. ...

Here's the link. http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/vstrom2/
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2004, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By Stromboy
It's the Yahoo group, called VStrom2. Randy

It's the Yahoo group, called VStrom2.

Randy
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2004, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By Stromboy
OK, checking in from Tyler. There are several...

OK, checking in from Tyler. There are several others from Texas over on the VStrom2 site.

Randy
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2004, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,264
Posted By Stromboy
Great report! The mountain in the Toxic Kim pic...

Great report! The mountain in the Toxic Kim pic is Black Peak, but all the locals call it the Witches Tit. My brother owns the ranch (Cedar Creek Ranch) that is in the near distance of that pic. ...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2004, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,986
Posted By Stromboy
I checked on getting the '04 hand guards to...

I checked on getting the '04 hand guards to replace mine on my '03. The price was right at $80. I decided to stick w/ what I had, but if I lived in CO. I would probably go ahead & do it.

Randy
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2004, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,269
Posted By Stromboy
Yep, it's the best, and it's the Cycle Pump made...

Yep, it's the best, and it's the Cycle Pump made by Stop & Go.

Randy
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2004, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,269
Posted By Stromboy
I carry the Cycle Pump from Stop & Go. It's...

I carry the Cycle Pump from Stop & Go. It's compact and works great. Check it out at www.stopngo.com (http://www.stopngo.com)

Randy
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2004, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By Stromboy
tank bag for hond xl 600r

A buddy of mine wants a tank bag for his hond xl 600r. Any reccomendations?

Thanks,
Randy
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2004, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,388
Posted By Stromboy
Thumb Thanks for the pics Gordy! The Chama/TA area is...

Thanks for the pics Gordy! The Chama/TA area is one of my favorites in the whole country. Been riding there every summer for the last 3 years. Nice to see what it looks like in the fall. You are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2004, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,215
Posted By Stromboy
Sounds like you have more daily use on your than...

Sounds like you have more daily use on your than I do mine, so I may start having zipper trouble at some point. I will be PISSED if I do. You are right, that shouldn't happen on a bag this...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2004, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,215
Posted By Stromboy
Check out the Sargent Metro Universal at...

Check out the Sargent Metro Universal at www.sargentcycle.com (http://www.sargentcycle.com)
It works great on my Strom and I think it would on the GS too.
It has a base pad that attaches to the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-31-2004, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Stromboy
I rode through Platoro July 4. You won't have...

I rode through Platoro July 4. You won't have any problem. The road is wash board in places, other than that it's in good shape. There is a fair amount of traffic on it at times but the road is...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2004, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By Stromboy
I use just a regular sheepskin on mine and it...

I use just a regular sheepskin on mine and it makes alot of difference. Check out the sheepskin butt pads from Alaska Leather. They are in the Vender Forum.

Randy
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2004, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,030
Posted By Stromboy
Great report & pics. I especially enjoyed your...

Great report & pics. I especially enjoyed your pics of the Piney Ridge area. I have hunted it extensively in years past. Some years ago while hunting the third season we were trapped on the south...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-16-2004, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Stromboy
We took FR 250 to FR 380, which goes all the way...

We took FR 250 to FR 380, which goes all the way out to Hwy. 160. If your are going north to south, pick up FR 380 east of Wolf Cr. Pass. Stay on it till you hit FR 250 above Platoro. The roads...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2004, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By Stromboy
The bike is new, and he is totally unfamiliar w/...

The bike is new, and he is totally unfamiliar w/ it. When he showed up in NM w/ it it had 580 mi. on it and had just had its first service done. All of his tump overs were at zero mph or coming to...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-14-2004, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By Stromboy
Thanks guys. I'll pass this all on to him. ...

Thanks guys. I'll pass this all on to him. Sounds like a trip to Rocky's & a suspension tuner are in order for him once he gets back on his feet.

Randy
Forum: Orange Crush 07-14-2004, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By Stromboy
I think I already have him convinced to have a...

I think I already have him convinced to have a saddle made for him by Rocky due to the fact that the stock seat was so uncomfortable for him & his wife that we were having to stop every 20-30 minutes...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-14-2004, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By Stromboy
Is there ANY way to lower the Beast?

A friend of mine recently purchased a KTM 950 (non S) and it is just too tall for him. He is 5'10" and can just get the balls of his feet on the ground. He joined us in NM for a week of adventure...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2004, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Stromboy
Yep, that was our CA buddy. He seriously injured...

Yep, that was our CA buddy. He seriously injured himself in a 0 mph tump over in Tres Piedras (his fifth) and that ended his riding for the trip. We had told him the bike would be too tall for him,...
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