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Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9,006
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Posted By Vbird
Some more pics from Nova Scotia trip. 4000mi in 8...

Some more pics from Nova Scotia trip. 4000mi in 8 days- 800 of it the last day. Used to be easy even on much smaller bikes.
...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9,006
Views: 1,876,982
Posted By Vbird
Spending tonight on the Cabot Trail in Nova...

Spending tonight on the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia. First time for the Tenere- 4th time for me.
Haven't seen another S10 on this trip. Lots of Explorers, Tigers, and GS though. It"s good to be...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Vbird
Just checked the set I got in last week- both...

Just checked the set I got in last week- both made in China. :baldy

Thanks for the warning. I won't wait until the night before my trip to mount them up. Probably leave them out in the sun for a...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
I keep a jar in the garage. ...

I keep a jar in the garage.

http://vbird.smugmug.com/photos/i-GG8K5zL/0/L/i-GG8K5zL-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 59,127
Posted By Vbird
Maybe it has been covered before, what is the...

Maybe it has been covered before, what is the black plastic thing just under the seat on the frame spar? I noticed it in the showroom but didn't look too close. Seems too far forward for the bags.
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 59,127
Posted By Vbird
Sat on one (white/abs) today at the dealer. Looks...

Sat on one (white/abs) today at the dealer. Looks much better in person and fits me just right.

Starting to miss the '94 that I bought new and sold to friend in April. My S3 just isn't a very...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Had one one the strom and hated it. I have small...

Had one one the strom and hated it. I have small hands and keeping it adjusted so that it would engage consistantly without dragging was a pain.

Vista Cruise on several bikes over the years- VFR...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,185
Posted By Vbird
Went to HD again today for some pipe insulation....

Went to HD again today for some pipe insulation. The shelf was full again so I bought another for $8.97. Brother was with me and he got one also.
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,295
Posted By Vbird
Can't really comment on recent Corbin saddles...

Can't really comment on recent Corbin saddles (the last few bikes have been fine stock or with a sheepskin pad added), but I have had several over the years.

Hawk GT was transformed from a <200...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,185
Posted By Vbird
Picked up one today. Fits perfect on the back of...

Picked up one today. Fits perfect on the back of the Tenere. Even the cashier was shocked at the price!

I've been using a cheap rei duffle for years without serious leaks and this one looks of...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9,006
Views: 1,876,982
Posted By Vbird
Had time to download some more pics from my ride...

Had time to download some more pics from my ride out west today.

http://vbird.smugmug.com/photos/i-PTjKVnK/0/L/i-PTjKVnK-L.jpg

http://vbird.smugmug.com/photos/i-SFF9Zdh/2/L/i-SFF9Zdh-L.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9,006
Views: 1,876,982
Posted By Vbird
Since this is a picture thread... ...

Since this is a picture thread...

http://vbird.smugmug.com/photos/i-pc7Mm5X/0/L/i-pc7Mm5X-L.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Finally got it dirty with 4 water crossings in...

Finally got it dirty with 4 water crossings in Monument Valley this past weekend.
http://vbird.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-S6FxCFj/0/L/CA_09181320253144-L.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Thanks. Got a little wet in Indiana that day....

Thanks. Got a little wet in Indiana that day. Whole lot of wet yesterday and today in Colorado. Camping in Mesa Verde now. We'll see in the am.
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Fast idle?

Fired up the bike this morning to let it warm up before leaving the campsite in Kansas. Idled at 3000 rpm and after blipping the throttle a few times, settled down to 2500 but rough. Turned off and...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Deflectors first. They work much better than they...

Deflectors first. They work much better than they look! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,877
Posted By Vbird
I've ridden I-70 in Colorado and it is great!...

I've ridden I-70 in Colorado and it is great! I'll probably be on it again in a couple of weeks :evil. Also like the stretch of I-40 around TN/NC line as long as there hasn't been a rock slide or...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
[QUOTE=Red Dust;22222496]Installed a Madstad...

[QUOTE=Red Dust;22222496]Installed a Madstad bracket yesterday with my stock screen (have been riding without screen due to my choice of clean air instead of buffeting) and loved to think it was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24,804
Views: 1,558,039
Posted By Vbird
So was it open? Always been curious about it but...

So was it open? Always been curious about it but never taken the time to check it out eventhough I ride/drive up 16 at least a dozen times a year. The one time I stop and it's closed.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-06-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24,804
Views: 1,558,039
Posted By Vbird
Did I kill the thread? :uhoh

Did I kill the thread? :uhoh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24,804
Views: 1,558,039
Posted By Vbird
#? Can't remember if it has been used in...

#?

Can't remember if it has been used in this game before. No clues needed. Sign says open but the gate at the top was closed (monday).
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24,804
Views: 1,558,039
Posted By Vbird
The museum at Indy and the Auburn/Cord/Duesenburg...

The museum at Indy and the Auburn/Cord/Duesenburg at Auburn are must do's. Nice day for taggin'- been awhile.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Thanks. Bugged me that it was there for no...

Thanks. Bugged me that it was there for no apparent reason. If it ever stops raining, I'll get some dust under there.
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Pulled the tank tonight to sync the throttle...

Pulled the tank tonight to sync the throttle bodies and found this rubber coated loop. Should the wires, fuel line or both go through it (or nothing at all)?
AFAIK the tank has never been off.
...
Forum: Racing 07-12-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,850
Posted By Vbird
+1 It's a BIG track with lots of walking to get...

+1 It's a BIG track with lots of walking to get anywhere.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,088
Posted By Vbird
Aerostich- just because I was ordering other...

Aerostich- just because I was ordering other stuff from them that day.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,088
Posted By Vbird
Had one on the strom. Very nice esp on hot/humid...

Had one on the strom. Very nice esp on hot/humid days.

PS: they don't get very wet if you're sitting on it.
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Just sold the Strom this weekend, so now I need...

Just sold the Strom this weekend, so now I need an excuse to spend more $$$ on the ST (like I needed an excuse).
The one problem that still needs to be fixed is the buffeting. Did the Madstad...
Forum: Racing 07-07-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 145,985
Posted By Vbird
Wow! That was close.:eek1

Wow! That was close.:eek1
Forum: Racing 06-30-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 145,985
Posted By Vbird
Kimi didn't sound happy about it on the radio...

Kimi didn't sound happy about it on the radio before restart.

NBC Sports did a sports update near the end of the TDF coverage that showed the results of the GP. :huh
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9,006
Views: 1,876,982
Posted By Vbird
Finally got a chance to do a couple of hours...

Finally got a chance to do a couple of hours worth of forest road this weekend.

http://vbird.smugmug.com/photos/i-kcSw6Fj/0/L/i-kcSw6Fj-L.jpg
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
I've done the clutch mod and have not noticed the...

I've done the clutch mod and have not noticed the night & day difference that others have mentioned. There is a better "hit" shifting into second, but that's about it.
My bike did not have the...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,458
Posted By Vbird
http://vbird.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Phot...

http://vbird.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-hgRCFqc/0/L/CA_06091316431410-L.jpg

Cheapest and easiest mod so far. Couldn't stand the glare of the silver anymore.
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,264
Posted By Vbird
Thought about doing this mod when I get the bike...

Thought about doing this mod when I get the bike back from the shop (5 weeks for new rim & spokes :huh).
Can the higher seat position still be used with this mod?
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Thanks for the offer, but mine is not bent, just...

Thanks for the offer, but mine is not bent, just beveled from the broken spoke whipping around. Yamaha (after some arm twisting) agreed to replace it but not the swing arm which I'm fine with as long...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Only checking this thread now and then to remind...

Only checking this thread now and then to remind myself that I own a Tenere.

Haven't seen it in almost a month. Rear rim is on backorder. Guess Pluric wasn't the only one bending wheels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,545
Posted By Vbird
Went to look at a Guzzi Eldo a few years ago that...

Went to look at a Guzzi Eldo a few years ago that needed just a little "TLC"- according to the seller. Because of his description, I took the trailer. Got there and found the "complete" bike with the...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
+1. Very happy with the Wolfman that I used on...

+1. Very happy with the Wolfman that I used on the strom- also put one (with flat bottom) on the Speed Triple.


Talked to dealer this am after sending him pics. Said it was the first one he's...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
Since the bike has some down time, just ordered...

Since the bike has some down time, just ordered some Jesse 10" bags- 105L compared to the 72L I've had for years. Should cut down on some of the stuff strapped down on the back.
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26,095
Views: 4,975,044
Posted By Vbird
In conducting the autopsy on the spoke, it looks...

In conducting the autopsy on the spoke, it looks like it backed out and not snap like I and most thought. Some of the damage was beyond what the remaining spoke could have done. The swing arm has...
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