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Forum: Hacks 07-13-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,999
Posted By DarrenVS
Hi, are you going to put an R90S cockpit fairing...

Hi, are you going to put an R90S cockpit fairing on ? that would look cool
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,619
Posted By DarrenVS
I have a 2010 model and the only problem is that...

I have a 2010 model and the only problem is that the front goes a bit light with a passenger , only a problem if you make quick getaways.
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,083
Posted By DarrenVS
I don't have a Ninja 650, I have a 2010 versys....

I don't have a Ninja 650, I have a 2010 versys. But swmbo has a gpz500s which is the Euro version of your Ninja500 and they are worlds apart. The 500 we have is a 1998 model . It is great fun to ride...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By DarrenVS
My other half has a pair of speakers in her...

My other half has a pair of speakers in her helmet that cost about $50 (30), they plug into any mp3 player, iPod or iPhone . I got them from a company here in the UK
www.sporttouring.co.uk
They...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By DarrenVS
Don't take this the wrong way, but why not just...

Don't take this the wrong way, but why not just install some helmet speakers, less obvious and less anti social as only you can hear the music. Nothing worse than having to listen to someone elses...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,838
Posted By DarrenVS
I have an Aquabox, if you cut a hole as small as...

I have an Aquabox, if you cut a hole as small as possible for your wires out of the back of the box, you can seal the hole with some silicone sealant. Mine has never let water in over 4 years
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,823
Posted By DarrenVS
I went from a DL1000 to a 2010 Versys and I love...

I went from a DL1000 to a 2010 Versys and I love it. It's great on my commute to work ( it's only 7miles) but the Versys is great in town traffic and it handles well for what is a cheap bike .
I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,717
Posted By DarrenVS
The only bike that I didn't test ride was my...

The only bike that I didn't test ride was my DL1000 V-Strom. My test ride was the 2 mile ride home from the dealer with the panniers fitted. Boy that bike was wide! I used to ride my r1100rt past my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,157
Posted By DarrenVS
My work bike is like this, but has orange and...

My work bike is like this, but has orange and yellow instead of blue of the police bike. I ride a fully marked Honda ST1100P to transport emergency medical supplies for local hospitals. I wear a...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,240
Posted By DarrenVS
I ride to work every day. I just leave a couple...

I ride to work every day. I just leave a couple of suits and shoes in the staff restroom area. And change when I get to work. Have done this for 25 years, and if your shirt gets creased, leave you...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,627
Posted By DarrenVS
I've had my black 2010 for 3 months and put over...

I've had my black 2010 for 3 months and put over 2000 miles on the odo. And that included not using the bike for 10 days before the Christmas holiday due to snow and ice.
The Versys is the smallest...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By DarrenVS
I can do basic controls like play/pause and...

I can do basic controls like play/pause and change tracks, but only with a glove off. I have so many pairs of gloves, doing the mod on the fingers with the special wire would be more of a pain than...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By DarrenVS
Get an iPhone, its much more useful than an iPod....

Get an iPhone, its much more useful than an iPod. I run an iPhone 3GS 16gb in a RAM Aquabox connected to a Starcom 1 intercom. I run music and Navmii gps from the phone and its great
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,751
Posted By DarrenVS
I would say yes you do. The helmet was designed...

I would say yes you do. The helmet was designed to absorb the impact, the foam inside will be compacted. If the accident wasn't your fault , claim off the 3rd party's insurance
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By DarrenVS
it was 6000, got 2400 for my 02 DL 1000 Strom,...

it was 6000, got 2400 for my 02 DL 1000 Strom, 50% off the Givi top box rack and handguards. The balance was interest free for 3 years
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By DarrenVS
New Bike

After 26 years on 2 wheels, I've finally got a brand new bike, zero mils, fresh out of the crate:clap :clap :clap
A 2010 Kawasaki Versys in black.
IF one of the moderators can pm me I will email...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By DarrenVS
Thanks greywolf, I'm going mad Darren

Thanks greywolf, I'm going mad
Darren
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By DarrenVS
Headstock/ triple tree

Hi folks,
can anyone who has a K2 DL1000 tell me if there is a cover over the large nut at the centre of the top plate of the triple tree. Had the head stock bearings changed today and the mechanic...
Forum: Hacks 07-02-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,288
Posted By DarrenVS
Thumbs down I agree with Tarka. I don't ride 3 wheels but...

I agree with Tarka. I don't ride 3 wheels but like reading the reports in this forum. Dude if you have access to this forum you should be able to use Google to find out all you need to know about the...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,696
Posted By DarrenVS
I've got the HJC version of this helmet, been...

I've got the HJC version of this helmet, been using it on my 2002 DL1000 for the last year. It's a very useful helmet. I was able to install my Starcom headset into it with no problems. It looks...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 58,223
Posted By DarrenVS
Here in the UK we are limited to a top speed of...

Here in the UK we are limited to a top speed of 60mph on the motorway, and 50mph on normal roads if you have a trailer attached to a bike or a car. I think that the 75mph you got before the trailer...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,926
Posted By DarrenVS
Claude, I can't hack the V-Strom as it's my daily...

Claude, I can't hack the V-Strom as it's my daily ride, and it would be difficult filtering through traffic on an outfit
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,926
Posted By DarrenVS
I don't have a sidecar , but what the hell is...

I don't have a sidecar , but what the hell is wrong with FR700, who put a bug up his arse (ass). Why so aggressive dude?
It seems that some of the members are very anti British on this sight , I...
Forum: Europe 04-18-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By DarrenVS
Laugh That's a very kind thought. My family and I are...

That's a very kind thought.
My family and I are stuck in Cyprus, we should have flown home tonight, but not a chance.
The best bit is our holiday company have kept us in the same siute in our...
Forum: Europe 04-15-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,638
Views: 148,975
Posted By DarrenVS
Quicktoys2, thanks for that. Having hired a car...

Quicktoys2, thanks for that. Having hired a car today, I think I might not hire a bike! They drive like crazy here in Limassol.
The best part of today was the rental car was upgraded to a Nissan...
Forum: Europe 04-14-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,638
Views: 148,975
Posted By DarrenVS
Hi do any of you guys know what the helmet laws...

Hi do any of you guys know what the helmet laws are in Cyprus. Am looking and hiring a bike whist I'm here on holiday and see guys on sports bikes and scooters all without helmets.
Any one help...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,158
Posted By DarrenVS
Don't buy the Honda it's so boring, it will go on...

Don't buy the Honda it's so boring, it will go on forever, but you will have fallen asleep before you get there.
Seriosly, I ride for a charity here in the UK called Dorset Freewheelers EVS , we...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By DarrenVS
Ive not had any probs with my starcom 1 , its...

Ive not had any probs with my starcom 1 , its been on 2 bikes now, a bmwr1100rt and now my dl1000. which unit do you have and what specific probs are you having
darren
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,912
Posted By DarrenVS
LENNY YOU ARE A GOD BEST APP EVER I forgot to...

LENNY YOU ARE A GOD
BEST APP EVER
I forgot to say that my iPhone 3GS has an inbuilt gps which reads your speed. It sometimes has a bit of a delay if you accelerate quickly , but it soon catches up...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,912
Posted By DarrenVS
Bike related iPhone apps

One of the inmates here developed an application for the iPhone called Adaptune. It allows the volume to go up and down with the change in speed of your bike when playing music from your phone.
I...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,957
Posted By DarrenVS
I have the Akito Dessert jacket and pants, quite...

I have the Akito Dessert jacket and pants, quite well put together, but the least waterproof kit I have ever owned. It has a removable "waterproof " liner that isn't. I have washed the kit with...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,749
Posted By DarrenVS
Thumb Just want to add a big thumbs up for this thread....

Just want to add a big thumbs up for this thread.
After reading this thread the other night I downloaded the Adaptunes app for the iPhone to increase and decrease the music volume without toching...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,161
Posted By DarrenVS
Thanks for the info. Will have a look at those. ...

Thanks for the info. Will have a look at those.
Darren
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,161
Posted By DarrenVS
iPhone remote control

Hi folks
I need some sort of remote control for my iPhone. It has to be in line from the headphone socket to the audio lead on my Starcom 1. My previous Nokia had a little gizmo that allowed me to...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By DarrenVS
Thanks for the replies. Will try to get a test...

Thanks for the replies. Will try to get a test ride before I make a decision
Darren
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By DarrenVS
New To KTM

Hi folks, I am thinking of getting a 990 Adventure S 2008 with 4000 miles , fitted with Akropovic cans and some luggage.
Any thing I should be on the look out for or any major known faults
Cheers...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-17-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 1,066,613
Posted By DarrenVS
Thats not a knife its an extending baton , most...

Thats not a knife its an extending baton , most cops have them here in the UK, they hurt less when on the leg in the event of the rider coming off the bike
darren
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By DarrenVS
Normandy Jaunt

Please see my report with pics
Darren
http://www.suzukiownersclub.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=60546&PN=1
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By DarrenVS
We dont intend to do night riding, as the guys I...

We dont intend to do night riding, as the guys I am going with are new to biking and are not keen on riding at night, even here in England. 2 of them only passed their tests in November last year....
Forum: EMEA 05-19-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By DarrenVS
4 of us are going from Poole to Cherbourg the...

4 of us are going from Poole to Cherbourg the ferry leaves at 23.45 and gets in at 06.30, 58 each with bike , plus 70 for cabin , we will be staying for 5 days.
Take the ferry and you can have a...
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