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Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 05:27 AM
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Posted By drbig
I have found the TCS1 to be much to intrusive...

I have found the TCS1 to be much to intrusive offroad and could get you into plenty of trouble when climbing a bit of gravel. I ride offroad with the TCS2 on and on T mode if I want an easy and safe...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,390
Posted By drbig
Great bike

Now just under 50000 Km.
works well with no isues. Inspiers confidence both on and off road.
Things I would change :
ground clearance
mounting points for skid plate
traction control that could...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25,392
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Posted By drbig
Have had the Two brothers basic model for about...

Have had the Two brothers basic model for about years now. no issues at all but for the fact that it is a bit noisy :wink:,
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 26,807
Posted By drbig
Just comming up on 50000 Km. only hassles with...

Just comming up on 50000 Km. only hassles with this bike are the ones I cause. Fits my needs like a glove. Lots of fun offroad and I guess I tend to push the limts when offroading. A bit thirsty and...
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,790,087
Posted By drbig
I have when I only started. got a bit scary so I...

I have when I only started. got a bit scary so I forget no more. I find that having it on the inbetween position works fine and keeps me out of trouble up hill or in the deep gravel of the river...
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2013, 03:50 PM
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Views: 1,790,087
Posted By drbig
like

:d:d:d:d
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,790,087
Posted By drbig
I used the basic Yamaha guards and the SW Motech...

I used the basic Yamaha guards and the SW Motech together and welded steel bars between them. Works fine and has taken care of the bike on too many occasions. just a hassle when you need to get the...
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,790,087
Posted By drbig
a few more off rods from my daily trips on weekends

I Love this bike and feel so at home on it even in situations I was far less comfortable on the xt660z.

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/424048_10150622740648435_1969206778_n.jpg
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Forum: Beasts 01-10-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25,392
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Posted By drbig
reserve

Mine gives 80 Km on reserve and then it's huffing and puffing and pushing and begging
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2012, 08:33 PM
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Views: 1,790,087
Posted By drbig
We ride during winter in the Negev desert...

We ride during winter in the Negev desert mostly. This is the south of the country and further south than Jerusalem.
It is a great play ground but gets a bit hairy for me at times as there are a...
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2012, 08:59 AM
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Views: 1,790,087
Posted By drbig
Some of my blue water buffalo

http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/393077_10150633036749069_1923560672_n.jpghttp://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/154346_467446609068_6349462_n.jpghttp://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hpho...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
wow

got realy board with this thread with all the ping pong cr..ap so I stoped checking in but could not hold on so came back and what do I see? Quadafi.... gone R... Gone D..... Gone. Me Back!!!
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 172,227
Posted By drbig
I own the 1200xtz and regarding your opinion...

I own the 1200xtz and regarding your opinion about the exhaust..... you are 100% correct, it is one big heavy ugly piece of kit. GONE ... As for us beeing touchy , I think you are on the money again....
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 61,303
Posted By drbig
+1

+1
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,718
Posted By drbig
Sorry did not intend to seem logical, that might...

Sorry did not intend to seem logical, that might cause my wife to have a big laugh and ruin a reputation that took me years to build :1drink
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,718
Posted By drbig
Sorry guys but this has become a stupid argument...

Sorry guys but this has become a stupid argument that makes no sense to me.
What does it matter if one bike is 0.25 secs faster doing this or that.
it is like having an argument what is sweeter...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
two brothers for xt 1200 z

this is new on the market:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Wjmx3vyQ8
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
I am not sure at all that these rubber mounts...

I am not sure at all that these rubber mounts won't do the job.
I guess I will be you guiny pig :evil. We ride on alot of rocky stuff and it it gets Fu...xed I will let you all know. In any case we...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
It is but the solution are rubber mounts -...

It is but the solution are rubber mounts - vibration dampners (I think similar to the GS 800 solution) and there is a nice hard foam rubber pad between the plate and the sump.when it gets light and...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
These are the SW motech bars and yes we did have...

These are the SW motech bars and yes we did have to modify them so they fit each other but it was not to hatd and only needed adding some basic brackets with simple welds. It has worked realy great...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
New bash plate.

I got my new bash plate on the bike to day from these guys:
http://www.driveonit.com/
They were really great and the job is not only solid and well thought out but is great to look at. They make a...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 132,199
Posted By drbig
Skid plate for XT1200Z

Great new product and other good equipment for bikes and GPS units
http://www.driveonit.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 58,455
Posted By drbig
I bought a S10 but the GS looks mighty sweet. I...

I bought a S10 but the GS looks mighty sweet.
I wish I could have both:lol3
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
gear issue

Ok so I thought I had a gear issue:cry. I did not:lol3.
For the past few months I had a feeling that my gear changes are getting harder. The feeling I had was as if I was grinding my teeth on sand....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 58,455
Posted By drbig
I owned the xt660z and now I own a xt1200z. I...

I owned the xt660z and now I own a xt1200z. I like it off toad a lot more and I take it the same places my mates go on the 660. I think that it is not Enduro for sure but it can for sure be called a...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 38,234
Posted By drbig
Thanks for the report

I do not want to steel in to the thread but regarding the off roadind of this bike, I ride with a bunch of xt660Z riders in a group off road. I also owned a 660 before the ST1200. during our last...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,223
Posted By drbig
[QUOTE=cug;15686690]Hmmm. poor details like the...

[QUOTE=cug;15686690]Hmmm. poor details like the heated grip controller, the non-existing ABS off switch,


Ok... I think this is in need of a comment,
I have after reading these kind of comments...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
Yep. Just had this happen to me the other day....

Yep.
Just had this happen to me the other day. I have ridden the bike in heavy rain, cross water crossings and have washed it a few times but this time I came back full of mud and had to use a...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
+1

+1
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,645
Posted By drbig
Me not very bright :lol3 Get a longer hose

Me not very bright :lol3
Get a longer hose
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,645
Posted By drbig
not that worried

I think that a great deal of Shi...t can hapen so I can't worry about it all even if it hapened to one guy on a F8...
I am much more concerned about the bash plate going it's own way with the sump...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
Our dealer

A few months ago I recieved a letter from our local dealer here regarding the top case mount problem and the recall. It also said that they have asked for feedback about the bike from all the buyers...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
The problem with the TCS1 is that it is great...

The problem with the TCS1 is that it is great until you need the power and instead it just cuts it out. I am rather forgetful and found myself going up some steep gravel roads with TCS1 then...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
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Forum: Beasts 02-15-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
I have no vibs

I have no issues of that kind that I can think of.
The bike did feel a bit rough at 3500 rpm but it has gotten much better or I got used to it over time and do not notice it.
I have riden about...
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
Quite true. I do this every day as the door to my...

Quite true. I do this every day as the door to my bike bunker is quite small and the bike can't fit in directly. I tilt the bike and turn the bars and have learnt the engle of approach that works...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
So? What is it like to be 40? they asked me a...

So? What is it like to be 40? they asked me a few years back when I arrived at the big four zero.
Hhhmm, No change realy I feel just the same I lied, but when I was honest with myself a realized...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 53,743
Posted By drbig
1+ The "100 meter down the road" thingie seems...

1+
The "100 meter down the road" thingie seems to be the story of my life.:lol3
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25,392
Views: 4,748,837
Posted By drbig
1+

1+
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 53,743
Posted By drbig
Thats a good question and maybe should be...

Thats a good question and maybe should be presented to my therapist:evil.
Since I don't have a therapist I will try and answer.
First I know from your posts OGR that you are 100% confident with the...
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