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Forum: Beasts 11-25-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 116,642
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Man, I can't even being to count how many times...

Man, I can't even being to count how many times mine's gone to sleep.

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Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Some video highlights from our day on dirt :) ...

Some video highlights from our day on dirt :)

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Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Out-of-order post

(There is video of all this, but youtube is being bitchy right now, so it'll come in a bit)

I've been in Tucson since Saturday after coming down Rt 191 through Apache National Forest (Holy shit,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Quick update, I'm crashing on Becktastic's couch...

Quick update, I'm crashing on Becktastic's couch in Tucson right now, we spent all of today out riding trails. She rustled up a TW200 for me to ride, and then for a short period later in the day...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Austin

Austin was to be a bit of a rest for me. I was going to stay with an old friend Raven and his wife Kat on their ST1300, as well as see some other friends and do some maintenance on the bike. The...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Ha, he's actually only 60 or so, I just greatly...

Ha, he's actually only 60 or so, I just greatly enjoy giving him shit for being about to be able to collect SS :)
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
I have no problems sacrificing my dignity if it...

I have no problems sacrificing my dignity if it makes the internet laugh :)
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Hates you. HATES YOU SO BIG. :)

Hates you. HATES YOU SO BIG. :)
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
I'm not going to bother talking extensively about...

I'm not going to bother talking extensively about Deals Gap. We all know it, many of us have ridden it, and the rest of us want to ride it. Last time I came through it was on my Virago, and now...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
GoPro video of one of the many times I dumped the...

GoPro video of one of the many times I dumped the bike in Guadalupe National Park :)

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Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Quick update guys, but I'm going to be spending a...

Quick update guys, but I'm going to be spending a couple extra days in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lets just say that I met a girl :)
Forum: Racing 11-14-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,066
Posted By Tsaven Nava
No fork brace, but I do have Intiminators in the...

No fork brace, but I do have Intiminators in the forks. I wasn't going to put a ton of money into upgrading the bike because really, I could throw $2500 into the suspension and it wouldn't be as...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Yeah I was pretty damn tired at the end of it...

Yeah I was pretty damn tired at the end of it all. Fortunately it was only about 60 degrees, if this had been during the summer I would have died :)
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Quick update. I'm in Guadalupe Mountains...

Quick update. I'm in Guadalupe Mountains National Park this evening, planning on heading up to Carlsbad Canverns tomorrow, and then further up into New Mexico. This place is really pretty, and on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
An actual what's-happening-right-now update

I'm in a tiny town in West Texas called Sanderson, at a campground that has Wi-fi. I'm actually sitting in the laundry shed typing this, because I forgot to charge my laptop while on the bike and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Moar!

The place we had done the Zip Line adventure was in the New River Gorge, famous for the annual "Bridge Day" event where BASE jumpers and rappellers are permitted to use the bridge's 876 foot height...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Most of <b>Saturday, October 30th</b> was spent...

Most of <b>Saturday, October 30th</b> was spent burning miles along Rt 50 from Ohio into Virgina, trying to find an REI to exchange my leaking sleeping pad at. It was actually a pretty nice way to...
Forum: Racing 11-07-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,066
Posted By Tsaven Nava
I don't think I was that crossed up, I had my...

I don't think I was that crossed up, I had my shoulders off about as far as I could. My ass was off a lot, yeah, but it's mostly due to the riding position of the bike that I have to move it that...
Forum: Racing 11-07-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,066
Posted By Tsaven Nava
What happens when you take a V-Strom to the track (video!)

tl;dr - Lowsided it at the track. I walked away without a scratch, bike's handlebars were bent and a couple of minor cosmetic things were dinged, but other then that was fine.

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Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
The week leading up to the trip was full of the...

The week leading up to the trip was full of the usual checks and repairs that most bikes will need before setting off on the road for a long trip. I'd bought the bike ~9 months ago and since then...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
I really missed the mountians

I'm currently typing this from a hotel in Fairfax, Virginia. The connection here is lame and slow, too slow to realistically upload pictures, so they will have to come later.

Until I get a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,247
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Hell with this, I'm going back on the road

Last summer, I took a four-month long, 27,000 mile road trip, taking a wildly inappropriate bike into places it was never supposed to go. I had an ongoing thread about it here...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Oh, son of a bitch. Why now, just when I don't...

Oh, son of a bitch. Why now, just when I don't have any money :(
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Tsaven Nava
I checked all the fuses again, and their all...

I checked all the fuses again, and their all fine. Also, the oil psi warning light, which I'm running off the same power lead as the neutral indicator, is still working fine. I also checked...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Tsaven Nava
I already checked the socket, actually pulled the...

I already checked the socket, actually pulled the wires out of it directly. There's just no power going to it, at all.
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Tsaven Nava
*bump* any ideas?

*bump* any ideas?
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Shorted out the neutral light on Ninja 250

Hey guys. Yesterday I was changing out the bulbs for LEDs in the aftermarket gauges on my 2004 Ninja 250, and didn't read the instructions carefully enough, and managed to short out the neutral...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 91,850
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Hey guys, I went through my blog and compiled all...

Hey guys, I went through my blog and compiled all of the entries into a single liner document to make reading easier. You can download it here: http://home.comcast.net/~tsaven/Linearblawg.pdf

As...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,951
Posted By Tsaven Nava
If you need a decently sticky road-only tire for...

If you need a decently sticky road-only tire for your Wee/Vee, the Continental Road Attacks are pretty decently and sporty. I've got them on mine and I'm happy with them.
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,192
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Victory

It turns out that this was a classic case of PEBHAS; Problem Existed Between Handlebars And Seat.

As the bike came from the factory, there is a large washer that goes underneath the fork seal,...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,968
Posted By Tsaven Nava
There's nothing stopping you from doing...

There's nothing stopping you from doing off-highway touring on the V-Star. I did a 27,000 mile road trip, including getting up to Prudhoe Bay on a '97 Yamaha Virago 750:...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 91,850
Posted By Tsaven Nava
The End.

Alright people, this is it.&nbsp; Last update of the trip itself.

There was one more major National Park that I wanted to get through on my way home, if only to make as much use of my annual pass...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,192
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Alright everyone, the current plan is to spend...

Alright everyone, the current plan is to spend today going over the forks with 2000-grit sandpaper, and then attacking them with chrome polish to help reduce the possibility that it's any sort of...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,192
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Yup, I measured oil level without the springs. ...

Yup, I measured oil level without the springs.

As for the 5w, that's specifically what's needed when using the Intiminators.
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,192
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Yeah, the brass thing moved up and down freely,...

Yeah, the brass thing moved up and down freely, and the Intiminators slid easily up and down the tube until they hit the oil, at which point I needed the spring to push them down.

And yup, quite...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,192
Posted By Tsaven Nava
After getting the seals in: Poured in ~300mL...

After getting the seals in:

Poured in ~300mL of fork oil, pumped the whole assembly a bunch until there were no longer any bubbles, and I didn't hear any gurgling. I then put in the Intiminator,...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,192
Posted By Tsaven Nava
As far as I can see, there's nothing obviously...

As far as I can see, there's nothing obviously wrong with the seals, hence my confusion at WTF is going on.

The seal didn't go in super-easy, it required a bit of pressure to get it started, and...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,192
Posted By Tsaven Nava
More pictures of the seal, with the oil wiped...

More pictures of the seal, with the oil wiped off:

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm144/tsaven/Wee%20forks/th_IMG_5136.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,192
Posted By Tsaven Nava
To get the bottom bolt out of the fork leg I just...

To get the bottom bolt out of the fork leg I just used an allen key, with some channel-locks on them to get the needed leverage to break the seal, after which I could finger-spin it out..

I put...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,192
Posted By Tsaven Nava
Okay guys, pictures as requested. The bike,...

Okay guys, pictures as requested.

The bike, pre-disassembly. It's hard to see in the low light, but fork oil really did get everywhere, we're not talking about just a little weeping.
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