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Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 1,266,543
Posted By e.Rock
Gene and Neda, I really appreciate you...

Gene and Neda,

I really appreciate you documenting your travels here on ADV. I only just found this thread and have been catching up over the last three nights. My wife is already sick of me...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,643
Posted By e.Rock
Thumb Well, my wonderful wife has made the decision for...

Well, my wonderful wife has made the decision for me and surprised me with a new Rider as an anniversary present. I've only started playing with it and reading through the manual (it's friggin...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-12-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,808
Posted By e.Rock
Eek I am a programmer and still can't figure out what...

I am a programmer and still can't figure out what the hell they were thinking. I can plan routes easier with an Etch-A-Sketch.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,643
Posted By e.Rock
Ishai, great feedback, thanks! Have you had any...

Ishai, great feedback, thanks! Have you had any other brands/models that you can compare it to?

Dranrab, you're preaching to the choir!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,152
Posted By e.Rock
Some good suggestions here. Personally, I'd...

Some good suggestions here.

Personally, I'd like another GPS like my 2720. It would route, follow tracks, record tracks. It had route preferences and avoidance settings, configurable screen...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-23-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,643
Posted By e.Rock
Nobody? Good or bad?

Nobody? Good or bad?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-21-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,643
Posted By e.Rock
Question TomTom Rider V5?

Inmates,

My Garmin 2720 has kept me very happy for many years, but now it's stopped communicating with my computer and I fear it may be on it's last leg. I'm looking for a replacement, but based...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,555
Posted By e.Rock
Eek A few years ago, my good bud FatBack wanted to...

A few years ago, my good bud FatBack wanted to ride down to the Fall BMW Rally in Missouri, but I was in between bikes and didn't have any long-haul rides in my garage. He offered me his wife's PC...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By e.Rock
I had a progressively worsening "after fire" on...

I had a progressively worsening "after fire" on decel as well. Tried all sorts of things, but it ended up being bad "Exhaust Connectors" where the mufflers attached to the midpipes. It's a soft...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By e.Rock
I had an old utility sink that I repurposed as a...

I had an old utility sink that I repurposed as a parts cleaner. Bought a Menards (Tool Shop) replacement parts cleaner pump for $20, a 5 gal bucket of mineral spirits and some plumbing bits to...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,376
Posted By e.Rock
I've been running ATF through my Scottoiler for I...

I've been running ATF through my Scottoiler for I don't know how many thousands of miles... on the same chain. I always have mine set at the slowest drip rate.

Have you ever cleaned your chain...
Forum: Regional forums 08-14-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,564
Views: 160,955
Posted By e.Rock
Thumb Great time - you should probably go.

Got back from my stint at CADVR last night about 11:00pm. Work conflicts kept me from staying for the whole week. Did a ton of riding and a ton of drinking (but not at the same time).
...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 131,778
Posted By e.Rock
Two thumbs up

I bought a set of the TA's last spring for my V-Strom and the rear needs to be replaced, but the front still has tons of life left. I read a review somewhere that said "if you come from a sport bike...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,518
Posted By e.Rock
Yeah actually, I did. Only thing I encountered...

Yeah actually, I did. Only thing I encountered on my first attempt was when I tried to tie into a 12V accessory wire in the headlight shroud. Not sure why, but there wasn't enough juice to spark...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,633
Posted By e.Rock
Yeah, ouch. That's why I probably wouldn't...

Yeah, ouch. That's why I probably wouldn't bother...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,633
Posted By e.Rock
I recently had your same dilemma, but I was...

I recently had your same dilemma, but I was pretty certain I wanted a 110v because of the problems I'd have getting 220 out to the garage. I did lots and lots and lots of reading. Most of the...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,003
Posted By e.Rock
Mine is doing the same thing, but I have the...

Mine is doing the same thing, but I have the stock screen with a madstad mount. Doesn't seem like a "melting" issue to me.
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,049
Posted By e.Rock
I haven't done my frame, but I built a custom...

I haven't done my frame, but I built a custom rack a few years ago and used the appliance paint on it. There's some good knicks and scratches, but it's been abused and has certainly held up much...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By e.Rock
Anyone? How about Minnesota? The UP?

Anyone? How about Minnesota? The UP?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By e.Rock
I haven't experienced it on any of my...

I haven't experienced it on any of my motorcycles, but having built and repaired literally hundreds of bicycle wheels, I can tell you that once you start breaking spokes for seemingly no reason, its...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By e.Rock
Ok, thanks for the information. But that...

Ok, thanks for the information.

But that leads to the next question: Anyone in the Wisconsin area that has a Yosh box? I'll come to you, and I'll bring a 6-pack of Central Waters' finest with...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By e.Rock
Question Undo V-Strom Yosh tune?

Have a strange question: is there a way to "reset" the factory ECU that's been tuned with a Yosh box?

I've recently installed a Power Commander and have been having a confusing time dialing in...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By e.Rock
IIRC, the grey connector is for their various...

IIRC, the grey connector is for their various attachments, such as a walkie-talkie.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,063
Posted By e.Rock
"Rock the stock tires off road?" You obviously...

"Rock the stock tires off road?" You obviously haven't "rocked" the stock tires off road yet. I would suggest getting some better tires for off road use and burn up the stockers on the road.

Or...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,229
Posted By e.Rock
I have struggled to find a happy medium for an...

I have struggled to find a happy medium for an "adventure" glove for a long time. Seems like most of the waterproof ones are too insulated or are nothing but expensive ski gloves. I wouldn't trust...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By e.Rock
Found It

The original thread I was referring to was linked to in the thread that Icyhot posted:

http://www.raceratb.com/austin/car/vstrom/muffler.htm


(Thanks Icyhot)
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By e.Rock
Yes, I had considered this, but my thinking was...

Yes, I had considered this, but my thinking was the other way around: If these cans don't turn out, or if I want to put stock pipes back on for resale, it should be fairly cheap to pick up a stock...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By e.Rock
I don't think I've seen that one, iirc, the one I...

I don't think I've seen that one, iirc, the one I saw was done on a DL650.

I got one can completely finished last night. Looks-wise it turned out excellent. The second can should go much quicker....
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By e.Rock
FYYFFs. :D I'm not looking for obnoxiously...

FYYFFs. :D

I'm not looking for obnoxiously loud, but if I can hear more honk from my airbox than my motor, well, that's just a mis-proportioned proportion. Your opinions may differ, but if I want...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By e.Rock
Gutted DL-1000 Exhaust!

Yep, I did it. Gutted the stock cans on my V-Strom. Just waiting for perf pipe and packing material that should be here tomorrow.

Couldn't help but fire the beast up with empty cans though, if...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 42,022
Posted By e.Rock
Hotel packets

My wife travels a lot for work and she's been bringing home the 1-3 cup packets that hotels supply for their in-room mini coffee makers. Lots of variety usually, Wolfgang Puck, local roasters, etc. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,368
Posted By e.Rock
I bought a set of bike stands directly from Handy...

I bought a set of bike stands directly from Handy a few years back (not their lift) and they are huge piles of junk. I emailed them twice - once for each time my motorcycle fell off the front stand...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,036
Posted By e.Rock
I buy a fair amount of stuff from HF, and the 13...

I buy a fair amount of stuff from HF, and the 13 drawer tool chest is by far the best purchase I've ever made there. Everyone that sees it in my garage has one of the following reactions:

1) "It...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,984
Posted By e.Rock
The '05 was the first year with the plastic bed. ...

The '05 was the first year with the plastic bed. I simply removed the plastic panel, "threaded" a square tube through the backside of the underlying metal frame (very flimsy metal, btw) and welded...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,732
Posted By e.Rock
I agree with the OP 1000%. I put a V-Strom,...

I agree with the OP 1000%. I put a V-Strom, XR650L and a GSX-R 1000 track bike in my garage (all purchased used and well farkled) for less than the cost of one BMW GS.

The biggest bonus is that I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,053
Posted By e.Rock
I bought my XRL with a bad piston and fell prey...

I bought my XRL with a bad piston and fell prey to the mine-as-wells when I had it apart. I had the valves done, head ported, HotCams Stage I cam, Wiseco 10.5:1 piston and a +1mm bore. Did all the...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,984
Posted By e.Rock
Mine didn't actually bend until my track bike...

Mine didn't actually bend until my track bike rolled off the side of the ramp and landed on the tailgate. Found all the threads and the TSB about bending tailgates after the fact. Mine was out of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,323
Posted By e.Rock
I'm also 6' tall and had the same problem. I...

I'm also 6' tall and had the same problem. I ended up with CR Hi bars and a handlebar riser kit from Tusk ($20 -...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,984
Posted By e.Rock
I have an '05 Tacoma and frequently haul my...

I have an '05 Tacoma and frequently haul my XR650L and GSXR-1000 in it. Can't remember if I ever had to haul the V-Strom though...

Anyway, the best thing I did was purchase a Harbor Freight wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,838
Posted By e.Rock
Maxxis Desert IT. No question.

Maxxis Desert IT. No question.
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