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Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 492,460
Posted By WFRTony
Do they offer test rides? I may have to make a...

Do they offer test rides? I may have to make a road trip when I get back from vacation...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 492,460
Posted By WFRTony
What kind of luggage is that at 2:55? It looks a...

What kind of luggage is that at 2:55? It looks a lot bigger and more rugged than what is on the Adventure model.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By WFRTony
There was a KTM 990 Adventure sitting in front of...

There was a KTM 990 Adventure sitting in front of the towers at ESU most of the weekend. I assumed it was a rider that had his bicycle hauled by someone else.

BTW, I was drinking beer with two...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By WFRTony
2008 Wee ...

2008 Wee

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr7/WFRTony/DSCN1048.jpg (http://s464.photobucket.com/user/WFRTony/media/DSCN1048.jpg.html)
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 492,460
Posted By WFRTony
That's more than I am willing to pay; I am going...

That's more than I am willing to pay; I am going to keep riding the '08 Wee. If I get the urge for a new one, I will get another DL 650 for $4,150 less than the V-Strom 1000.:eek1
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 492,460
Posted By WFRTony
I just spent $1000 in tires, bearings, and...

I just spent $1000 in tires, bearings, and spacers for the swing arm and rear cushion arm on my '08 Wee, so I am going to ride it another year before I have to choose between another Wee, the Veak,...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 492,460
Posted By WFRTony
http://suzuki-vstrom.com/en/index.html New...

http://suzuki-vstrom.com/en/index.html

New info here too
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 492,460
Posted By WFRTony
https://www.suzuki-gb.co.uk/motorcycles/motorcycle...

https://www.suzuki-gb.co.uk/motorcycles/motorcycles/adventure-sports-touring/vstrom/new-v-strom-1000/

Found this via facebook
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 137,664
Posted By WFRTony
We need a new tag...

We need a new tag...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 492,460
Posted By WFRTony
A fork brace seemed to make a big difference on...

A fork brace seemed to make a big difference on my Wee. Does the current Vee handle better with a fork brace, and will we be able to (or need to) put one on the new Vee with the upside down forks?
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,293
Posted By WFRTony
My new jacket just arrived. I had only worn the...

My new jacket just arrived. I had only worn the old jacket twice because of weather and problems with my dual-temp controller that was also replaced by Gerbing. Hopefully all of my problems are...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,293
Posted By WFRTony
I'm about fed up with heated gear. Last Fall I...

I'm about fed up with heated gear. Last Fall I installed a dual-temp controller and bought a Gerbing Jacket Liner and Warm & Safe Glove Liners. The first time I hooked everything up and went for a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 137,664
Posted By WFRTony
It sounds like NW MO is buried in snow. Is the...

It sounds like NW MO is buried in snow. Is the location of the current tag also snow covered?

We have over a foot of fresh snow in NE IA and the Parked Motorcycle Syndrome is driving me crazy. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-24-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 137,664
Posted By WFRTony
fasthair deserves a fraction of a tag for his...

fasthair deserves a fraction of a tag for his attempt too.

Isn't it funny how the failed attempts seem to make the best stories?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 137,664
Posted By WFRTony
This fiasco should count as 3/4 making my tally...

This fiasco should count as 3/4 making my tally 4.75.:deal

It should be warm enough to ride South when my finger heals from a recent surgery. I hope someone has this one tagged before then...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By WFRTony
I bought a pair of Firstgear Heated Glove Liners...

I bought a pair of Firstgear Heated Glove Liners last October and I am not impressed with them at all. I had a couple of finger tips reattached last Winter and they don't handle the cold very well,...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821
Posted By WFRTony
I sent mine to Race Tech. It should be here...

I sent mine to Race Tech. It should be here Monday.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846413&highlight=racetech
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 492,460
Posted By WFRTony
I would rather see a DL1000 version of the new...

I would rather see a DL1000 version of the new DL650 too.

I am also hoping for the following:

curb weight around 500 pounds

adjustable seat instead of having to purchase a taller seat
...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,368
Posted By WFRTony
Terry, I spoke with you at the Minneapolis...

Terry,

I spoke with you at the Minneapolis IMS last weekend about upgrading a Suzuki DL 1000 shock for my 2008 DL 650. I have the Customer Service Request form filled out and I going to ship the...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,039
Posted By WFRTony
The DL 1000 has a taller seat than the DL 650. ...

The DL 1000 has a taller seat than the DL 650. The DL 1000 seat will fit on the old style DL 650 to make it more comfortable for long legged riders, but the tall seat for the '12 DL 650 is a factory...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,039
Posted By WFRTony
The Yamaha has an adjustable seat. The Suzuki...

The Yamaha has an adjustable seat. The Suzuki has a taller seat as a factory option. I am the same size as you, and I test rode the Yamaha with the seat in the low position and I thought that it...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,994
Posted By WFRTony
The stock wee seat is pretty bad; the gel seat is...

The stock wee seat is pretty bad; the gel seat is slightly better and tolerable with a bead rider. When my gel seat fell apart, I sent it to seat concepts for a rebuild. I am very happy with the...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,051
Posted By WFRTony
My motorcycle riding experience is limited to the...

My motorcycle riding experience is limited to the last 4 years on my Wee Strom, but I have experienced the issues that you describe with strong cross winds. I have probably made matter worse with a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-28-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 137,664
Posted By WFRTony
Look at the upstairs window; it's unique, and...

Look at the upstairs window; it's unique, and you're used to seeing it from a different angle...

I found this one by accident last year on my way back from my second attempt at finding the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 137,664
Posted By WFRTony
Perfect !!! This one is 100 miles closer to...

Perfect !!! This one is 100 miles closer to home...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Highway_Bridge_(Tama,_Iowa)

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr7/WFRTony/2012_03270001.jpg

I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 137,664
Posted By WFRTony
This is a repeat; see post # 405

This is a repeat; see post # 405
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-15-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 137,664
Posted By WFRTony
I'm guessing that this bridge is somewhere...

I'm guessing that this bridge is somewhere between St. Louis and the Rocky Mountains...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,464
Posted By WFRTony
I used PJ1 10wt with .90 Sonic Springs. I am...

I used PJ1 10wt with .90 Sonic Springs. I am 190# in gear and I ride 2-up whenever I can talk the wife into going with me (about 1000 mile/year).

If you search for front suspension threads, you...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,464
Posted By WFRTony
I am more of a cheap SOB than a lazy SOB, so I...

I am more of a cheap SOB than a lazy SOB, so I just installed the Sonic Springs for now. I have no problem tearing the forks down again if I think I need the Intiminators/Emulators later. IMO,...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,773
Posted By WFRTony
I haven't needed to haul my turn-out gear to...

I haven't needed to haul my turn-out gear to another station, but if I did, I would have one of the guys that I work with haul it in their cage and drop it off on their way home at the end of the...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By WFRTony
The temps were in the 50's and the streets are...

The temps were in the 50's and the streets are clean and dry, so I took the Wee-Strom out for a test drive after replacing the springs and fluid. It took me longer to round up the tools that I needed...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By WFRTony
I'm going to give the .90 springs a try with the...

I'm going to give the .90 springs a try with the 10 wt fork oil. If I desire more improvement after trying this set-up, the intiminators appear to be an easy upgrade.

The Sasquatch rebuild seems...
Forum: Beasts 12-28-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By WFRTony
I have a 2008 Wee-Strom with 23,000 miles sitting...

I have a 2008 Wee-Strom with 23,000 miles sitting in the garage since they started salting the roads 4 weeks ago. I installed a SuperBrace a few years ago, and I decided that a fork oil change was...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,063
Posted By WFRTony
I don't have a lot of tent camping experience,...

I don't have a lot of tent camping experience, but I have been very happy with my Alps Mountaineering Zenith 3 that I bought for less than $100. For another $30, you can get a matching ground cloth...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,102
Posted By WFRTony
My 2008 Wee does the same this when I coast (no...

My 2008 Wee does the same this when I coast (no hands) from 45-40 mph. I am blaming the worn Tourance front tire, though I will have the bearings checked when I replace the tire.
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,102
Posted By WFRTony
I only rode the Tenere for a short 10-mile demo...

I only rode the Tenere for a short 10-mile demo ride, but I did notice the buffeting and snatchy throttle as I let the clutch out. The buffeting was nothing compared to my Wee-Strom with the stock...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By WFRTony
Check to make sure the wire to the clutch lever...

Check to make sure the wire to the clutch lever is connected.
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24,529
Views: 4,504,338
Posted By WFRTony
Made a 400 mile round trip to Middleton, WI to...

Made a 400 mile round trip to Middleton, WI to demo ride a Tenere today. It was hot and I was a long way from home, so I only rode the Tenere on the 10-mile demo route once. I really thought that I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 137,664
Posted By WFRTony
Nope! Too many Peterson's in the phone book. ...

Nope! Too many Peterson's in the phone book. Maybe I will have better luck with Val and Chad in Mount Juliet...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-17-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 137,664
Posted By WFRTony
I don't need any hints. I'm going to give the...

I don't need any hints. I'm going to give the Peterson's in Antioch, IL a call and ask them where it is.:D
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