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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 05-15-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By FlyingPig
It's not that expensive so if you aren't short on...

It's not that expensive so if you aren't short on time change it now and stop worrying to enjoy the ride. :)
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,604
Posted By FlyingPig
Are there issues with cold starts on cold days?...

Are there issues with cold starts on cold days? I've read issues (don't remember if it was AG or a competitor) where these batteries typically need to be "warmed up" since they don't work when well...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 05-11-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,779
Posted By FlyingPig
I recently installed the full LV system on my 08....

I recently installed the full LV system on my 08.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/474712_10151383380620637_619010636_23273503_66124819_o.jpg

Just be aware that the exhaust...
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
So that's what I forgot to do! Thanks. I'll tap...

So that's what I forgot to do! Thanks. I'll tap the horn trigger into the high beam trigger. Totally forgot about that. Not too hard to do with a bit of electronic crafty-ness :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 05-07-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
Got to test ride a 2012 today. Brakes don't feel...

Got to test ride a 2012 today. Brakes don't feel so bad compared to my 08's before my brake refresh (calipers/pads/lines). But I like my 08 setup currently. Just saying that the stock setup feels...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 05-01-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
They actually hook up well on weekend rides in...

They actually hook up well on weekend rides in the mountain, so I was only worried when the track was wet since I know they are slippery in the wet.

Not the idea bike for the track, but thanks to...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,248
Posted By FlyingPig
Can you post pics and more details about the...

Can you post pics and more details about the textile jackets & pants?
Also, how do the prototype models differ? Do they still have armor, and if so, where?
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 601,464
Posted By FlyingPig
Guess I'm not part of the norm. I didn't read...

Guess I'm not part of the norm. I didn't read every little tidbit when ordering and figured that all armor was standard. Guess that really means I should place another order :rofl
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 601,464
Posted By FlyingPig
Suit did just fine at the racetrack. Closed the...

Suit did just fine at the racetrack. Closed the vents off in the morning, opened them up in the afternoon and all was good.
Although I still feel there should be armor/padding on the hips :deal
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 05-01-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
Laguna Seca Trackday 04/25/12

The morning started out a bit on the wet side. I basically tip toed around the track as the Heidenau tires hate the rain. They kept begging me to go off-course for some real fun :evil
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 04-21-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
Short-stalk turn signals from Cycle Gear. Seems...

Short-stalk turn signals from Cycle Gear. Seems to be clones as Lockhart Phillips has a very similar-looking signal.
Link: http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product/short_stalk_turn_signal/web1006879
Forum: Vendors 04-20-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,974
Posted By FlyingPig
I'd be down for one or maybe even 2 pairs at your...

I'd be down for one or maybe even 2 pairs at your awesome price, but shipping sounds like it's going to kill the deal. :cry

Anyhow, I'm in California, zip code is 95062.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 04-20-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
Too much talk. Not enough pictures. ...

Too much talk. Not enough pictures.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/574813_10151551479475637_619010636_23887487_237556685_n.jpg

Key was left to the "on" position, and thus...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 04-19-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
I ride the V-Strom like my R6. Once you find a...

I ride the V-Strom like my R6. Once you find a sweet spot in the tire pressure range for you, then all is good. When leaving the shop, they had them aired to like 36/38. Max on the sidewall of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 04-19-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
Surething. it's the K60 Scout from Heidenau. The...

Surething. it's the K60 Scout from Heidenau. The BMW folk seem to really like it, so I thought I'd give them a shot. So far, so good :)

This was after my first dirt ride with the tires :wink:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 04-17-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
From a ride this weekend. "I didn't see...

From a ride this weekend.

"I didn't see you." is no longer a valid excuse :deal

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/559646_10150742234934171_560829170_9260429_1410360950_n.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 601,464
Posted By FlyingPig
I got so many comments about how bright the...

I got so many comments about how bright the high-viz was on my weekend ride.
"Turn it off!"
"Do you have a battery for that thing?"
etc. :rofl
...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
Turn it into a brake light! Or sell it to me and...

Turn it into a brake light! Or sell it to me and I'll do that for my bike :evil
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 601,464
Posted By FlyingPig
Just got mine. Fedex says it'll arrive on...

Just got mine. Fedex says it'll arrive on Thursday the 12th. I sure hope so since I have a 3 day tour beginning on Friday the 13th that I was hoping to make liberal use of it on. Hopefully Fedex...
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 191,547
Posted By FlyingPig
Hope that's not a silly april fools joke (release...

Hope that's not a silly april fools joke (release date April 1st). Sure looks like a more kickass evolution of an already kickass product :D
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 601,464
Posted By FlyingPig
Hey Ghazi, when can we expect the next round of...

Hey Ghazi, when can we expect the next round of products to be shipped? I understand mine didn't make the last shipment and that's fine; however, I ordered on February 15th, so it's already been a...
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,668
Posted By FlyingPig
Can we get a picture of the accessory mounts...

Can we get a picture of the accessory mounts you're including with these lights?
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
Well if you don't need yours anymore, I'd be...

Well if you don't need yours anymore, I'd be willing to take them off of your hands depending on the price.... no interference on my strom :evil
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,661
Posted By FlyingPig
Thanks for the detailed response. For the...

Thanks for the detailed response.

For the record, I'm not the only one who had a similar dissatisfaction. Here's a posting from a local friend who shared my sentiments:...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
Interesting. I had the same effect with the...

Interesting. I had the same effect with the flickering in one mode. But the dimmer I went with has 3 modes, so the flickering mode is now fully off just in case a LEO wants to give me grief for a...
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,426
Posted By FlyingPig
Do you have any pictures of the light output on...

Do you have any pictures of the light output on the road? Yeah, the average picture isn't going to tell the whole story, but we love pics :evil

For instance, I did this picture set for another ADV...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
Thanks for the response. Looks like I need to add...

Thanks for the response. Looks like I need to add a strap wrench to my toolkit. Just wanted to make sure there wouldn't be future warranty-related issues if I removed the sticker since those are...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
So Sanjoh, I finally got around to taking the...

So Sanjoh, I finally got around to taking the pics since I haven't heard back.

As you can see, I didn't mess around and open the lens at all, so what's up with the condensation in one (and not in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 03-18-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
Snapped this pic on my way to work this evening...

Snapped this pic on my way to work this evening :D

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/417191_10151410953525637_619010636_23388025_274726321_n.jpg
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
What's odd is that one light is purely clean,...

What's odd is that one light is purely clean, while one has condensation on the inside of the lens, which makes one light look new and one look crummy when looking at the lights physically.
...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,661
Posted By FlyingPig
I wish I could say the same :cry I had a...

I wish I could say the same :cry

I had a recent incident with Twisted Throttle regarding a $20 item breaking. They said they'd send it to their warranty department. Their warranty department...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
Hey Sanjoh, I noticed that one of my lights has...

Hey Sanjoh, I noticed that one of my lights has condensation on the inside of the lens while the other is perfectly clear. Should I be concerned? I thought these are supposed to be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 03-13-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By FlyingPig
I did it while the ignition was running. I...

I did it while the ignition was running. I changed the trip meters to show the odo so I didn't accidentally reset any of the trips and then pushed and held both buttons while at a traffic light until...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
If anybody has an old model 44 or two at home...

If anybody has an old model 44 or two at home collecting dust, I'm interested in them. Don't think I've drilled enough holes into my bike yet :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,923
Posted By FlyingPig
My two cents. The shop installing my tires set...

My two cents. The shop installing my tires set them at 36/40 and it was an interesting ride home to say the least. I mentioned that the sidewall said 36 max, but it seems he didn't hear me. It seemed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 03-09-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
Yup, the K60 Scouts to be more precise. I won't...

Yup, the K60 Scouts to be more precise. I won't lie, I partially bought them because of the tread design :evil





Yup, auxiliary tail/brake/turn signal bar. It comes in 2 sizes, I went for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: Bikes from Japan 03-08-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,689,444
Posted By FlyingPig
My strom seems to have an identity crisis :evil ...

My strom seems to have an identity crisis :evil

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/431037_10151366337145637_619010636_23212425_1151297573_n.jpg
Forum: Vendors 03-07-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
As promised, here are some pics with the camera...

As promised, here are some pics with the camera in full manual mode. I started by fiddling with the settings to get the photo to be as close to how much light I see and went from there.

This is...
Forum: Vendors 03-07-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
Hmm. Would heat build-up from a lack of airflow...

Hmm. Would heat build-up from a lack of airflow if mounting one to the rear be an issue? Or should it be fine since using the light dimmed as an aux running light would not cause enough heat to be an...
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 973,907
Posted By FlyingPig
So I opted to go with Skene Design...

So I opted to go with Skene Design (http://www.skenedesign.com/lights/IQ_170.shtml)'s dimmer off of the recommendation of another inmate. I saw that they had some fancy alert feature, so I figured...
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