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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By tweeder
Have someone else bleed the brakes for you? ...

Have someone else bleed the brakes for you?
:norton

All asshole-ness aside, while my Wee's brakes aren't amazing, I don't have the spongy feel you mention. I have had other mechanics get a good...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By tweeder
Thanks all for the input. My wife has...

Thanks all for the input.

My wife has decided to turn down the offer in CO Springs and hope for the offer in Fort Collins. We figured that it is a big gamble to move somewhere that we know...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By tweeder
thanks for the input. I think that I would be...

thanks for the input. I think that I would be less enthused by the culture in the Springs than my wife-I'm more democrat/libertarian and found Fort Collins to be a nice balance.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-28-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By tweeder
Job offer to Colorado Springs...

So my wife got an offer for Colorado Springs...

Any insight into the area? We're seriously flying blind here...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By tweeder
Fort Collins/Greeley/Loveland or Colorado Springs?

My wife has an interview for a job in Fort Collins with the USFS. She'd be making $54k/year. We'd probably move if she gets the offer-only potential hiccup is that I just got my first job offer...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,316
Posted By tweeder
Yes; that exhaust in the video is righteously...

Yes; that exhaust in the video is righteously annoying on public roads and makes the rider look like a douche.

But I'm guessing that if you were to pursue this, you would be using this on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By tweeder
Don't live too close to an airport...

...nor do I own a business.

But if you can find someone/somehow to get it to Chico (1.5 hours north of Sacramento) we'll take care of it for you in our garage.

PM me if you have any questions....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,429
Posted By tweeder
Keep this shit secret yo. Awesome roads these...

Keep this shit secret yo. Awesome roads these be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By tweeder
Bitches love hippo hands

Bitches love hippo hands
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,219
Posted By tweeder
He is from Floriduh... :lol3

He is from Floriduh...

:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 93,000
Posted By tweeder
What am I missing here?

Is the only difference the spoked rims? No difference in suspension?

I use my DL for what I am comfortable using it for, which includes light offroad use. Never once has my main concern been the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 31,762
Posted By tweeder
Thanks for the clarification. I hope your riding...

Thanks for the clarification. I hope your riding and track days continue to go well without further incidents. Ride safe.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 31,762
Posted By tweeder
I'm confused...

So, after arguing your case and putting a fair amount of effort into things, you got an apparently $18k service for $1k and had to wait a few weeks for shit to get done. This was on a sport bike...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,714
Posted By tweeder
What he said

For a first bike-buy small, buy used, buy cheap. Depending on what you buy, like the XT225, you can sell it for almost what you bought it for.

DL650 for a first bike wouldn't be my first choice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 899,016
Posted By tweeder
Hmm, lots of slow mo shots with no content and...

Hmm, lots of slow mo shots with no content and big graphics...

:puke1
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 81,801
Posted By tweeder
This is not your problem as the consumer. I had...

This is not your problem as the consumer. I had to have a wheel bearing removed/replaced on the rear axle of my truck years ago. Brought the axle in to the shop. The "book" said it should take...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-14-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 180,706
Posted By tweeder
You, sir, have class. What the hell are you...

You, sir, have class. What the hell are you doing on ADVRider?



:hide

Impressive work, awesome to follow, wish you the best!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By tweeder
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By tweeder
Don't know if this helps...

but here you go:
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,7571.0.html

More good stuff on VSRI as well
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By tweeder
VSRI has a helpful link: ...

VSRI has a helpful link:
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,11115.0.html
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,897
Posted By tweeder
Money is often the conduit through which people...

Money is often the conduit through which people show their lack of intelligence.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-12-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,382
Posted By tweeder
I haven't read the whole thread, so I apologize...

I haven't read the whole thread, so I apologize if you mentioned where you are...that being said, there are a whole lot of DL650/1000s out there with less mileage for good prices. While those bikes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,556
Posted By tweeder
ProTaper Se ATV Hi

I have the ProTaper ATV Hi bend bars on my Wee (whatever the stock size diameter is, I believe 7/8"). I don't know if these are the SE or "regular" ProTaper bars.

They provide great sweep and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 778,313
Posted By tweeder
Love riding in that area...

Great roads out there
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,605
Posted By tweeder
Oh, I'm jumping on too...

Honda Fit with a finicky manual? One of the best clutches and gearboxes I've ever used-snick, snick, snick each gear change. Still the same as when we bought it 68,000 miles ago.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By tweeder
Scala Rider Q1 teamset

I researched the Senas (SMH10s at the time) and the Scala Rider Q1s for two up riding. We have been extremely happy with the Scalas. Plenty of volume that isn't distorted with music. We can hear...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,605
Posted By tweeder
:amazon :lurk As far as front/rear...

:amazon

:lurk

As far as front/rear wheel rolling-is there a difference if the chain is disconnected? With no chain, the front sprocket wouldn't turn, which means engine internals aren't moving...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By tweeder
check axle and fork tube bolts

I have had an ongoing issue with this on my 07 DL650. My first step was to get the front wheel off the ground, and loosen every bolt that holds the wheel and/or forks in place. That way, if there's...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By tweeder
I agree. His customer service has been great. ...

I agree. His customer service has been great. When I told him I had the rack welded, he offered me a discount on other products if I choose to get something from him in the future. I can't ask for...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By tweeder
The vendor offered to refund me my money before I...

The vendor offered to refund me my money before I explained that I had had a welder change some things up. He has been quick to answer my questions and readily available to try to help. His...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By tweeder
Updated pics

So I went ahead and had a welder do some work on the rack and we made some changes/improvements. Note that the interference from the tail rack is not an aftermarket item itself; it's the stock tail...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By tweeder
Fair point. Rack and panniers were $550...

Fair point. Rack and panniers were $550 delivered. Haven't really checked out the panniers, but first glance they look alright.

Ended up having a welder change some things for me. Cut off part...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By tweeder
Cross thread from Equipment-opinions on this rack design

I picked up this rack and set of panniers from an online vendor (not on ADV, and I'll withhold the name for now). I'm having problems with the rack interfering with the stock tail rack on my DL650. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By tweeder
I had not thought about the slimmer part having a...

I had not thought about the slimmer part having a different strength. In 3 years of hard use the other rack was fine at that mounting point. I could be wrong.

The stock rack could be ground...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By tweeder
Question opinions on this rack design

I picked up this rack and set of panniers from an online vendor (not on ADV, and I'll withhold the name for now). I'm having problems with the rack interfering with the stock tail rack on my DL650. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By tweeder
try Bob at Ironman Dual Sport

No affiliation, but he may be able to help out. Try posting in CA regionals as well if you haven't already.

bob@ironmandualsport.com

Good luck!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,418
Posted By tweeder
I would sure assume so. I had engine guards...

I would sure assume so. I had engine guards (Givi) on my Wee and went down around 10 MPH in the dirt when the front end washed out/went to full lock on me. The guards bent in and put a dent in the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,418
Posted By tweeder
Best response yet!

Best response yet!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,418
Posted By tweeder
I ride a 2007 DL650. I've provided some advice...

I ride a 2007 DL650. I've provided some advice based on what you may "need" versus what many others have. My encouragement would be to try enjoying the bike before altering much of anything. Then,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By tweeder
sorry to bump my own post...

But so far I am thinking we'd go west from Boise. That leaves us with going west on Hwy 20 or 26, or heading south on Hwy 95.

Is Bend worth going to? Crater Lake?

What about portions of the...
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