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Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,421
Posted By strommer
Great looking bike. I have the exact one. Same...

Great looking bike. I have the exact one. Same color 09.

I really like the knee pads that you got on the sides of the tank. They look great and I bet they work well for additional comfort.
I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,421
Posted By strommer
Looked into his threads. That is a one hardcore...

Looked into his threads. That is a one hardcore Speed Triple rider.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,421
Posted By strommer
:eek1 If you can get a higher resolution...

:eek1

If you can get a higher resolution version of this photo, it is front page material...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,421
Posted By strommer
Have you tried the fly screen without the...

Have you tried the fly screen without the Laminar? I'm happy with that setup.
Also wearing tight fitting leather reduces wind drag significantly
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,421
Posted By strommer
I seem to remember reading about the cracks in...

I seem to remember reading about the cracks in the subframe in older Speed's and that the frame was strengthened in newer models.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 44,511
Posted By strommer
Another poster said this and I agree: Get the...

Another poster said this and I agree: Get the B-King.

It is not light but is not a barge at all. I read in a German bike mag (did not ride it myself) that it is far far more flickable than one...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,421
Posted By strommer
Alaska Leather pad on Speed triple

I forgott to add that during my Coast to Coast trip o the Speed I used an Alaska Leathers sheepskin on the seat - made a significant difference in comfort. I think the stock seat is a little too firm...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,421
Posted By strommer
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab46/eatpasta/S...

http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab46/eatpasta/Seqouia%20Ride/AJ2_zps84a928f3.jpg (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/eatpasta/media/Seqouia%20Ride/AJ2_zps84a928f3.jpg.html)


"I could have...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,421
Posted By strommer
Did a Coast to Coast (Boston - LA - SF) in 2011...

Did a Coast to Coast (Boston - LA - SF) in 2011 with my "09 Speed Triple.

No problems. Bike would not work too well if you are on the highway doing 80 for hours each day. But on the byways we...
Forum: Racing 10-17-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 28,133
Posted By strommer
RIP Kemal Merkit

The sport has lost one of its heros.

In the tribute video he says that since he has arrived early at the end of that days stage, he is finding time to go running so he can train for his upcoming...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,571
Posted By strommer
I rode Hurricane Mountain Road today. Pretty much...

I rode Hurricane Mountain Road today. Pretty much a waste of time if you are looking for sweepres or tight corners.

Lots of up and down hills, and that is about it.
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,144
Posted By strommer
What a great way to spend time with your son....

What a great way to spend time with your son. Congratulations!
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 110,874
Posted By strommer
Steffen, Was not your south pole affair semi...

Steffen,

Was not your south pole affair semi sponsored by Harvard? I seem to remember so from when we met in Ankara.
If so and if you come to Boston, let me know. That is where I live now.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,961
Posted By strommer
When you say you had to fiddle with the handlebar...

When you say you had to fiddle with the handlebar to get an all -day comfortable position, what did you do?

PS: I had no nut or butt problems after 5 hours in the seat on my '09.
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,961
Posted By strommer
I picked up my brand new '09 Speedy Saturday,...

I picked up my brand new '09 Speedy Saturday, can't open it up yet as I am keeping revs by the book for run in . I love it already. I decided against the Tuono because it is more narrowly focused....
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 40,813
Posted By strommer
Hey! You wrote me, I wrote you back before your...

Hey! You wrote me, I wrote you back before your trip.
Glad to hear it went well.
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By strommer
Thank you for that advice, it is very useful. ...

Thank you for that advice, it is very useful.

I was on a 1000cc V-Strom until recently, loved that bike but spending almost all of my time on the road, it seems a bike built only for the road...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By strommer
Well, welcome to this forum, it is a great place....

Well, welcome to this forum, it is a great place.

I have only recently joined the B-King forum because I just sold my bike and am considering geting a B-King next (or a Superduke, or a Speed...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By strommer
Nice ride, very interesting places. Are you...

Nice ride, very interesting places.

Are you not the same rider that is on the B-King forum also?
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 221,744
Posted By strommer
You are welcome, it is yours to keep. I...

You are welcome, it is yours to keep.

I understand Dirk will be in Turkey soon -- I guess we'll have something published again ???
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,664
Posted By strommer
Thanks for the input xilantro. It is the...

Thanks for the input xilantro.

It is the 1000 Strom and I have 22 thousand miles on it. I can't say I have any special riding skills but I do agree that they would be far worse if I had started...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 221,744
Posted By strommer
I don't know if you read German but you ARE...

I don't know if you read German but you ARE famous, the stroy is all there.

Your copy went into the mail today.
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,664
Posted By strommer
Many thanks for that very useful response...

Many thanks for that very useful response xilantro, it does help a lot, I appreciate it.

I do understand that the SuperDuke and the Tiger are two different breeds and I suppose there is no way of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 221,744
Posted By strommer
Great view....

Great view....
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,664
Posted By strommer
Thanks for the answer

That was a great report, thank you for posting it and happy past birthday.

Also thank you for answering a question that kept me awake almost all of last night. You see I am about to part ways...
Forum: Europe 04-21-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,486
Posted By strommer
You call the police

I am sorry for what happened.

What she should have done is the exact same thing that she would have done anywhere else if you faced a similar problem - immediately scream at the person who dares...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,531
Posted By strommer
İyi yolculuklar arkadaşlar -- have a great trip

İyi yolculuklar arkadaşlar -- have a great trip
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,356
Posted By strommer
Does the big red actually know you call it a...

Does the big red actually know you call it a whale?

If it is a female it could be offended...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 221,744
Posted By strommer
Hi Strommer, Good to hear that Dirk...

Hi Strommer,

Good to hear that Dirk published his Turkish trip. I'll have to get hold of a copy somehow.

Glad you got out of Germany. Have a couple here who were waiting for parts before the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,356
Posted By strommer
As you are in the pictures that constitute a part...

As you are in the pictures that constitute a part of the report you should claim co-ownerhip in the intellectual property rights of the report and say that the only way you will waive your right is...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,356
Posted By strommer
Thierry, I was stuck at Munich airport on...

Thierry,

I was stuck at Munich airport on April 16 hoping that there would be a plane flying to Turkey before the ash closed down this last major airport in Germany.

Having 8 hours to kill, I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 221,744
Posted By strommer
I was stuck at Munich airport on April 16 hoping...

I was stuck at Munich airport on April 16 hoping that there would be a plane flying to Turkey before the ash closed down this last major airport in Germany.

Having 8 hours to kill, I bought...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,333
Posted By strommer
I was stuck at Munich airport on April 16 hoping...

I was stuck at Munich airport on April 16 hoping that there would be a plane flying to Turkey before the ash closed down this last major airport in Germany.

Having 8 hours to kill, I bought...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,240
Posted By strommer
Thanks, I should get there again some time this...

Thanks, I should get there again some time this summer and will check in.
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 29,311
Posted By strommer
If Libya route sholuld not work

What an excellent, outstanding and stunning trip. Good luck and enjoy. And no large GS BMW means no leaking final drive.

If for some reason the Libya route sholuld not work and you come through...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-31-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,240
Posted By strommer
Thanks. Are there a lot of nice day rides...

Thanks.

Are there a lot of nice day rides close to Boston or does one have to plan on staying somewhere overnight?
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 110,874
Posted By strommer
I was wondering about the rest of your trip after...

I was wondering about the rest of your trip after Ankara, glad things worked out and that you missed the airborne cow.

Best

Strommer
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,240
Posted By strommer
Great city

I was in Boston March 9-19 and never checked into Adventure Rider to see who is up there...:huh

Anyway, what a great city. It looks and feels like a European city with bits of US cities painted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9,540
Views: 1,927,596
Posted By strommer
How far

At some red light stop in the middle of nowhere in central Turkey driver of car waiting in the lane next to me asks:

"How much more do you have to ride that thing today, does it not hurt your...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,443
Posted By strommer
Glad to see you writing this report. Here...

Glad to see you writing this report.

Here is what I had to say in another thread:

Excellent ride ! Thank you for sharing.

I rode from Ankara to Baku through Georgia in summer 2000 and...
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