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Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,395
Posted By Uwe
Four cylinders vs. two. Four can produce more...

Four cylinders vs. two. Four can produce more power every time because they can rev higher due the shorter stroke and the smaller, lighter reciprocating parts. So if the only thing you care about...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,493
Posted By Uwe
If someobody thinks that's a bad idea, they...

If someobody thinks that's a bad idea, they should explain why. Both vehicles have 12V systems, so it really shouldn't hurt anything, with the possible exception of the bike's battery, but I take...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,424
Posted By Uwe
Perhaps you weren't trying to keep up with the...

Perhaps you weren't trying to keep up with the guy riding the other bike in the pic I posted. :D

-Uwe-
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,424
Posted By Uwe
I have one. It is indeed a very comfortable and...

I have one. It is indeed a very comfortable and reliable bike. But the handling suffers quite a bit when it's fully loaded, even without a passenger:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,794
Posted By Uwe
My buddy has one. He bought it new in '06 as we...

My buddy has one. He bought it new in '06 as we were planning a cross-country trip. I was in disbelief. You're gonna ride to California with me on THAT?

Well, he did..

Packed and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4,153
Views: 580,774
Posted By Uwe
Great thread! Rusty old railroad viaduct in...

Great thread!

Rusty old railroad viaduct in Boston Bar, BC:

http://uweross.org/Uwe/V-Strom/06Trip/Trestle.jpg

-Uwe-
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Uwe
I'm speechless. Mostly 'cause my momma told me...

I'm speechless. Mostly 'cause my momma told me "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything!" :rofl

-Uwe-
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Uwe
A battery does not need to be on a tender...

A battery does not need to be on a tender constantly. It just needs to be kept at a reasonable level of charge -- i.e. not be left sitting around in a discharged state. The self dischargerate of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 874,898
Posted By Uwe
Damn, that's pretty! -Uwe-

Damn, that's pretty!

-Uwe-
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 29,997
Posted By Uwe
In 2006, I spent a month on the V-Strom: ...

In 2006, I spent a month on the V-Strom:

[img]http://uweross.org/Uwe/V-Strom/06Trip/TheRoute.jpg[/quote]

Half way through that ride, I decided I'd really rather have 4-cylinder bike again. I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 29,997
Posted By Uwe
I have yet another FJR to add to this thread: ...

I have yet another FJR to add to this thread:

http://uweross.org/Uwe/FJR/AppalachianTrip/BalsamFJR.jpg


I guess it depends which V-Twin you mean. I also have a V-Strom. The FJR has just...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,009
Posted By Uwe
Averageing 500 miles a day is a lot if you're...

Averageing 500 miles a day is a lot if you're camping. Of course, a lot depends on the roads you choose as well. Your average speed on "fun" roads will be much lower than on the slab.

-Uwe-
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,167
Posted By Uwe
I've been wanting to try on a Multitec since they...

I've been wanting to try on a Multitec since they appeared on the market, but never had a chance to try one on until today. Given the comments on the various forums about fitment issues, I was not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 72,176
Posted By Uwe
August 2006. Eastbound on Route 50 through...

August 2006. Eastbound on Route 50 through Nevada, a few miles west of Eureka. Our speedos were showing something between 95 and 100 at the time. "I clocked you at 88 on the radar." "That...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,231
Posted By Uwe
I own both a 2004 DL1000 and a 2006 FJR. I...

I own both a 2004 DL1000 and a 2006 FJR. I bought the V-Strom primarily for the ergos, not for its off-pavement capabilities.

V-Strom plusses:
- Great, roomy ergos.
- No...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By Uwe
I don't think they're "right" for an adventure...

I don't think they're "right" for an adventure bike.

Pelican/Caribou was/is the ticket for me.

-Uwe-
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,659
Posted By Uwe
Seventy amps of accessories? That's gotta be a...

Seventy amps of accessories? That's gotta be a misprint.

-Uwe-
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By Uwe
Damn 'Strom owners are so hard to please -- they...

Damn 'Strom owners are so hard to please -- they expect stuff like this to actually fit their bikes. :evil

-Uwe-
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,094
Posted By Uwe
I also have issues with the Rev-It summer gloves...

I also have issues with the Rev-It summer gloves I bought two years ago. I'm not sure what the model name of these was:

http://www.UweRoss.org/Uwe/FJR/RevIt-Glove.jpg

I liked them a lot. ...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By Uwe
In another life, I designed these...

In another life, I designed these (http://www.magspecinc.com/fcs2000.html) from scratch. I think you can safely assume that I took more Electrickery courses than you did.

A resistor in series...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By Uwe
No you won't. You'll just charge it more...

No you won't. You'll just charge it more slowly.

Putting a resistor in parallel with the charger and the battery risks discharging the battery.

-Uwe-
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,443
Posted By Uwe
I agree with Poolside. There's no way you're...

I agree with Poolside. There's no way you're going to hurt a motorcycle battery with a 2A charger provided you don't keep pumping 2A into it forever. If you have a multimeter that can measure...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By Uwe
Sweet! Inspiration to make another trip across...

Sweet! Inspiration to make another trip across the plains some day and spend more time in the southwest.


-Uwe-
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 109,330
Posted By Uwe
http://www.uweross.org/Uwe/V-Strom/06Trip/BikesOnO...

http://www.uweross.org/Uwe/V-Strom/06Trip/BikesOnOregonCoast.jpg

Last summer. We started near Philly and said "California or bust". The picture is from Oregen, but we did make to Eureka that...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,475
Posted By Uwe
+32 -- which is how many days in a row I spent...

+32 -- which is how many days in a row I spent on the road last summer (http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=102474344400) wearing those (http://www.ldcomfort.com/). Not once did I have anything...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,094
Posted By Uwe
I picked on up on Saturday at the local 4-brand...

I picked on up on Saturday at the local 4-brand Japanese store. I have to say, this suit is an amazing bargain.

Size: I'm 5'8", wear 33x32 jeans and a size 40 suit coat. I don't weigh...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,476
Posted By Uwe
My theory as to why there's only a single giant...

My theory as to why there's only a single giant can:

It's not just a muffler. There's a catalytic converter in there as well as a muffler. One bigger CAT is cheaper than two small ones. One...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 111,220
Posted By Uwe
At the beach, at the north end of Lake Michigan: ...

At the beach, at the north end of Lake Michigan:

http://www.uweross.org/Uwe/V-Strom/06Trip/LMshorFlower.jpg

-Uwe-
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,961
Posted By Uwe
Capital Reef, UT. -Uwe-

Capital Reef, UT.

-Uwe-
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,828
Posted By Uwe
That was a one-month trip -- 32 days to be exact,...

That was a one-month trip -- 32 days to be exact, 9300 miles.

The cases are 35 liters each, totally water and dirt-proof and essentially indestructible. One side-case had my clothes. The...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,961
Posted By Uwe
http://www.uweross.org/Uwe/V-Strom/06Trip/CapitolR...

http://www.uweross.org/Uwe/V-Strom/06Trip/CapitolReefStrom.jpg

-Uwe-
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,828
Posted By Uwe
That's lightweight. This is loaded: ...

That's lightweight. This is loaded:

http://www.uweross.org/Uwe/V-Strom/Loaded.jpg

-Uwe-
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,935
Posted By Uwe
Here's mine: ...

Here's mine:

http://www.uweross.org/Uwe/V-Strom/Caribou-Mounted.jpg

The top box is just a third case with integrated lock which I bolted to the stock rack.

There's a bunch more pics in the...
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