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Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,434
Posted By darkstarmoto
XT is rated Class 1 so should be 1000 lbs....

XT is rated Class 1 so should be 1000 lbs. without trailer brakes and 2700 with according to Cars101 http://www.cars101.com/towing.html

<< has towed same limits with my old 03 WRX, braking can be...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,055
Posted By darkstarmoto
Not bad :thumb

Not bad :thumb
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By darkstarmoto
Just a thought...but do you really need the Roto...

Just a thought...but do you really need the Roto mounted while riding to work and home?

Otherwise maybe a padlock around the collar to keep the tab from being pushed down that releases the...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,055
Posted By darkstarmoto
If you want to just cover it, do as I described...

If you want to just cover it, do as I described above to fill it in (if it's a thru hole). If it's just indented you could just fill it with caulk and smooth it. You can't use the vinyl itself as a...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,055
Posted By darkstarmoto
WrapCut filiment tape is your friend...check it...

WrapCut filiment tape is your friend...check it out. I've wrapped a number of bikes but only recently found this and it's a LIFESAVER for making neat transitions or making very neat cuts. The last...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,210
Posted By darkstarmoto
I tried the Ultimate Add-Ons Tough case for the...

I tried the Ultimate Add-Ons Tough case for the Iphone 5...can't say I was impressed with it. I used their case for my Iphone 4 and it was great but the design of the case for the 5 is not very good...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,755
Posted By darkstarmoto
Showers Pass jackets are the ticket. Light,...

Showers Pass jackets are the ticket. Light, doesn't take up much room, easy to get on and off, has massive venting that works, totally waterproof. I have the older version of the Elite 2.1 and...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By darkstarmoto
The Hyrdapak Big Sur has been pretty bombproof...

The Hyrdapak Big Sur has been pretty bombproof for me.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By darkstarmoto
May prove...

May prove helpful...http://www.ducati-superbikes.com/index.php/topic/20015-changed-timing-belts-and-sparkplugs-on-1098/

Using the allen wrench method on a 4V probably isn't the best method.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By darkstarmoto
I've used Eastwood Co. gas tank sealer #10165 on...

I've used Eastwood Co. gas tank sealer #10165 on a car restoration. It worked really well and I haven't heard of any issues since completing the car for the customer.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,693
Posted By darkstarmoto
This is my 20 and 10 stacked on the back of my...

This is my 20 and 10 stacked on the back of my 690SM (basically the same seat arrangement as OP's bike). Gives you an idea on size. They carried change of cloths for 4 days, my tool roll, spare...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By darkstarmoto
If you don't want oil slicks in your driveway and...

If you don't want oil slicks in your driveway and you've got a self serve carwash near by, bag the gear up. Take to car wash and hang on the floor mat clips on the wall, pick the engine degreaser...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 24,502
Posted By darkstarmoto
IN!! :D BD your reports are a great aid in trip...

IN!! :D BD your reports are a great aid in trip planning. The attention to detail is much appreciated.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By darkstarmoto
Check out Bohn Armor Adventure shorts. You can...

Check out Bohn Armor Adventure shorts. You can tailor the padding to your liking and/or remove it all together.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,566
Posted By darkstarmoto
Ohh yes...all 11 of us. Butterscotch was quite...

Ohh yes...all 11 of us. Butterscotch was quite tasty. We looked rather desperate when she opened the fridge to show us what she had left...we crowded around like hungry dogs.
...
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 213,252
Posted By darkstarmoto
A 4-dayer to WV to eat hot dogs and pie on my new...

A 4-dayer to WV to eat hot dogs and pie on my new to me scoot!! Kriega US 20 and 10 make easy work of getting everything there dry (and it did rain a bit).

Gotta love the extra set of loops that...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By darkstarmoto
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24156864...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24156864&postcount=130

The 17's are fine if ya don't mind bending them. :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,566
Posted By darkstarmoto
Hey guys, just wanted to bump this and also add a...

Hey guys, just wanted to bump this and also add a "Great Job!" Visited Rella this past Saturday 9/6 and saw the place first hand.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 1,146,798
Posted By darkstarmoto
Kinda converted, wasn't terrible to ride on dirt...

Kinda converted, wasn't terrible to ride on dirt roads but now it's MUCH better at it. :evil
...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By darkstarmoto
Wow! Just watched the vid of the jeep guys using...

Wow! Just watched the vid of the jeep guys using engine vacuum. That is impressive, I am definitely gonna try this at home with my little vacuum pump on my next tire swap on the Ducati.

I guess...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,068
Posted By darkstarmoto
When my F4 finally gives up, I'll be seriously...

When my F4 finally gives up, I'll be seriously looking at this new model.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 124,630
Posted By darkstarmoto
Just after finishing assembly. ...

Just after finishing assembly.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k594/darkstarmoto/BD3EA2C7-56E9-42AF-8C6C-A50115590288_zpsvjwmzqf8.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 251,769
Posted By darkstarmoto
Yes it is. Not everyone's cup of tea....

Yes it is. Not everyone's cup of tea. http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24156864&postcount=130
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 213,252
Posted By darkstarmoto
OL30 pics

Hi Again Michael!

Just another report on the OL30's and how well they handled the Roaming Rally Explorers Edition earlier this year. Mounted on my Mulitstrada (yes Ducati and dirt can be in same...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-20-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 95,522
Posted By darkstarmoto
PA crew is heading out tomorrow AM and headed for...

PA crew is heading out tomorrow AM and headed for Niagara for the night and then up, over the lake to starting point. Cya ya all there!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 95,522
Posted By darkstarmoto
Does anyone know if the SAQ inside the IGA store...

Does anyone know if the SAQ inside the IGA store in Val-D'Or?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,248
Posted By darkstarmoto
**veering** And the world just shrunk a little...

**veering** And the world just shrunk a little more...yes that's me. Hi Blix!!

And you took this photo....just before the snowball fight broke out. :rofl...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,248
Posted By darkstarmoto
Mine? It's stock as far as I know...I didn't make...

Mine? It's stock as far as I know...I didn't make any changes.
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 251,769
Posted By darkstarmoto
Luggage rack made from necessity to carry extra...

Luggage rack made from necessity to carry extra fuel & water on an upcoming trip. Added some tool tubes while I was there.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,248
Posted By darkstarmoto
Well this poor thread hasn't seen any love in...

Well this poor thread hasn't seen any love in awhile. So here's some more recent pics. I have no illusions but the transformation makes it much more dirt worthy. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 95,522
Posted By darkstarmoto
Drooling...:clap

Drooling...:clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 95,522
Posted By darkstarmoto
Can't wait to hear how the pre-ride went! ...

Can't wait to hear how the pre-ride went!

Countdown has begun!! :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-11-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 95,522
Posted By darkstarmoto
Almost done bike prep!! Setting tent up to air...

Almost done bike prep!! Setting tent up to air that funky thing out and then figure out where I'm gonna stuff it on the bike.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-02-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 95,522
Posted By darkstarmoto
For us, we're riding up from PA and crossing...

For us, we're riding up from PA and crossing early because we're staying in Niagara Weds night and then riding up Canadian side to campground/check in.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-30-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 95,522
Posted By darkstarmoto
^^ With the night time temps we'll probably be...

^^ With the night time temps we'll probably be seeing I doubt much of anything will be in "bloom" up there. Atleast hopefully not...I get it really easy as well. Didn't have any trouble 2 years ago...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 95,522
Posted By darkstarmoto
Just got my passport card...we'll see how that...

Just got my passport card...we'll see how that works.

We're heading up a day early, any intel on which crossing is better...Peace or Rainbow?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 95,522
Posted By darkstarmoto
We have a few of those fuel bladders riding in...

We have a few of those fuel bladders riding in our group too...I just hope the average 1000+cc motors are feeling frugal. Nothing sucks more than remembering throttle control when the trail beckons...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 95,522
Posted By darkstarmoto
^^ That's pretty slick. I'm hoping 6.3 gallons...

^^ That's pretty slick. I'm hoping 6.3 gallons covers those longer legs.
Forum: Vendors 04-25-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 357,301
Posted By darkstarmoto
Thumb Ordered 2 tool tubes thru the website, got them...

Ordered 2 tool tubes thru the website, got them fast and they are great quality and fit perfectly. Awesome. Will definitely be sending e-mail about a few custom jobs!
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,740
Posted By darkstarmoto
I have the Kreiga Overlander 30 as well and used...

I have the Kreiga Overlander 30 as well and used them extensively offroad in Colorado with 0 issues, they worked perfectly, are 100% waterproof and crash well (well I crashed and they didn't budge)....
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