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Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,187
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: 626
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: 2,319
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: 890
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: 3,115
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: 395
Views: 80,378
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: 29,842
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: 29,842
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: 3,489
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: 3,079
Views: 882,436
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: 79,239
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: 175,842
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: 451
Posted By tweeder
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
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: 1,357
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: 5,707
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: 9,130
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: 2,455
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: 771,533
Posted By tweeder
Love riding in that area...

Great roads out there
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,346
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: 613
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: 4,346
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: 1,153
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: 1,517
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: 1,517
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: 1,517
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: 1,517
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: 452
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: 1,517
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: 1,517
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: 785
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: 1,348
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: 1,348
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: 1,348
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: 391
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...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By tweeder
Is Lolo as bad as the flyer made it out to be? ...

Is Lolo as bad as the flyer made it out to be?

I meant to say southeastern Oregon, not southwestern, looked pretty bleak.

If we were to go from Boise to Bend, would you recommend Hwy 20 or Hwy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By tweeder
Thanks! I haven't taken much of a look into...

Thanks! I haven't taken much of a look into Oregon, but western/southwestern Oregon looks pretty bleak on the maps. Is that true on the ground?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By tweeder
Chico to Missoula and back

Hey folks,

My wife and I are entertaining the idea of me picking her up in Missoula at the end of her work training over Memorial Day weekend. We'd ride back to Chico (just north of Sacramento)....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By tweeder
Chico to Missoula and back

Hey folks,

My wife and I are entertaining the idea of me picking her up in Missoula at the end of her work training over Memorial Day weekend. We'd ride back to Chico (just north of Sacramento)....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By tweeder
Question Chico to Missoula and back

Hey folks,

My wife and I are entertaining the idea of me picking her up in Missoula at the end of her work training over Memorial Day weekend. We'd ride back to Chico (just north of Sacramento). ...
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