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Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,746
Posted By Slobert
I have also thought about MSR bottles. I...

I have also thought about MSR bottles. I currently have a stove that uses canisters, but If I switch to a dual fuel liquid fuel stove, I could ditch the canisters, and bring a couple of MSR bottles...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 125,922
Posted By Slobert
Yup, fast food keeps for awhile. Bean burritos...

Yup, fast food keeps for awhile. Bean burritos worked great because the tortilla would absorb moisture from the beans and make a sealed little pouch of protein. I'd buy a half dozen to last for the...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 125,922
Posted By Slobert
Crazy story about going into a fire for your...

Crazy story about going into a fire for your boots! Thanks for the tip, i'll check them out.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 125,922
Posted By Slobert
Clothes is one of the areas to save some weight....

Clothes is one of the areas to save some weight. I pack multiple layers so I can dress for the conditions, but I don't bring a bunch of extra shirts or pants. If they get dirty you can wash them. A...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,526
Posted By Slobert
Two things came to mind. My mini Coleman cooler....

Two things came to mind. My mini Coleman cooler. Now instead of just beans for dinner, I get beans, steak, and an ice cold Pepsi. Second thing that came to mind was wearing the liner out of my north...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,458
Posted By Slobert
I set up my tent to confirm the cot fits through...

I set up my tent to confirm the cot fits through my door. I have an REI half dome 2+. Went through door no problem and had plenty of room inside. Crawled in and took a little nap. Made me want to go...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,458
Posted By Slobert
My REI half dome + has a big side door, but I...

My REI half dome + has a big side door, but I better go check now in the comfort of my living room before my next trip...

Thanks for reminding me.
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 125,922
Posted By Slobert
In my twenties, I packed light indeed. ...

In my twenties, I packed light indeed.
http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s328/slobert1970/Motorcycle%20stuff/IMG_zps045d6e21.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,458
Posted By Slobert
REI has the Sleeprite on clearance. ...

REI has the Sleeprite on clearance.
http://www.rei.com/product/866006/travelchair-sleeprite-cot

I just picked one up. looks and feels quality. Very comfortable for the half hour nap I took...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9,669
Views: 2,326,221
Posted By Slobert
Well, it might be hard to see from this angle but...

Well, it might be hard to see from this angle but mine is grey. Howerver, it was the last one to finally fall down.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9,669
Views: 2,326,221
Posted By Slobert
The field we were using has several trees and we...

The field we were using has several trees and we were playing slow speed follow the leader. I was trying to cut as close the tree as possible. The cone idea is good, but trees make a more realistic...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9,669
Views: 2,326,221
Posted By Slobert
My Tenere fell asleep while doing practice drills...

My Tenere fell asleep while doing practice drills with the local Tenere owners group. If you are ever going to fall over, I recommend grass. My Altrider bars were like "what, that's all you got?"...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9,669
Views: 2,326,221
Posted By Slobert
Thanks! I love the blue and silver Tenere's, but...

Thanks! I love the blue and silver Tenere's, but have really fallen in love with this matte grey. Very stealthy looking.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9,669
Views: 2,326,221
Posted By Slobert
Here's my most recent picture. Mods so far;...

Here's my most recent picture. Mods so far; Altrider luggage rack, skid and crash bars, Rigid industries light bar, throttle lock and some tank skins.


...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28,481
Views: 5,813,143
Posted By Slobert
I have no need for these... but...I do think they...

I have no need for these... but...I do think they are sexy! If I weren't saving for modifications that I actually need, I could see getting a set just because everyone knows carbon fiber nets you a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28,481
Views: 5,813,143
Posted By Slobert
Ha! So it was your fault! Or rather I should...

Ha! So it was your fault! Or rather I should thank you for indirectly causing me to get a better rack sooner than later.:evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28,481
Views: 5,813,143
Posted By Slobert
If I wasn't such a spaz and in such a hurry I am...

If I wasn't such a spaz and in such a hurry I am sure I could have found this out in advance with some searching. I watched a youtube video that didn't mention washers or the handles interfering. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-07-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28,481
Views: 5,813,143
Posted By Slobert
Day four of owning my Super T and I already broke...

Day four of owning my Super T and I already broke the stock luggage rack. I wanted to see how I liked it in the low position and it cracked bolting it back on. Hmm. I guess Its tight. Oh well, gave...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-03-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9,669
Views: 2,326,221
Posted By Slobert
Brand new and farkless. Give it time. It's about...

Brand new and farkless. Give it time. It's about 40 degrees out with occasional rain but I still had to go for a spin since I just picked It up after work. managed 60 miles riding around Seattle....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-03-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28,481
Views: 5,813,143
Posted By Slobert
Thanks for the welcome guys! It's 40 degrees out...

Thanks for the welcome guys! It's 40 degrees out but I just got back from a 60 mile ride. I am smitten. This grin is going to last awhile. I cannot wait for spring for some serious riding! By the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-03-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28,481
Views: 5,813,143
Posted By Slobert
Finally

After ten years of V-strom ownership I finally get to post in this thread! I just picked up my new 2013 ST. I got the stealth fighter gray. I have spent the last two years reading and reading and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-27-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 806,318
Posted By Slobert
I must be in the minority, I think it looks...

I must be in the minority, I think it looks great. I especially like how the luggage tucks in nice and close. I would have liked a shaft drive, but not a deal breaker given the pro's of a chain. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 673,701
Posted By Slobert
any rumors yet of the crosstourer coming to the...

any rumors yet of the crosstourer coming to the States? I think it would fit my bill perfectly.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,189
Posted By Slobert
I've had my DL1000 for 8 years now. the PC III...

I've had my DL1000 for 8 years now. the PC III helped, but re-gearing up 4 teeth on the sprocket was the best mod ever. Fuel milage went down slightly since it now cruises at 4000 rpm at 60 but now I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,977
Posted By Slobert
I got a digital copy for free. I just look it up...

I got a digital copy for free. I just look it up on the computer and print out any pages I need as I go. I don't know if you can still find it anywhere online but I will see if I can find the link I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 36,736
Posted By Slobert
I ride a 2004 V-strom I bought new and have about...

I ride a 2004 V-strom I bought new and have about 50,000 miles on it. It has never let me down and goes everywhere I need it too. I love the sound (drilled out pipes) and the power. It rails corners...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9,684
Views: 3,907,973
Posted By Slobert
Snow fun

Heres a picture from two weeks ago. My Dad and I did a 10 day trip to Arizona ( Zion, Grand Canyon, etc) This picture was taken in Eastern Oregon. A cold start to our trip for sure. The strom was a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9,684
Views: 3,907,973
Posted By Slobert
Ha ha, you are right. On a trip to Colorado with...

Ha ha, you are right. On a trip to Colorado with my Dad and Uncles, we stopped at the general store in the middle of nowhere and these two ladies pull up in a convertable. One comes up and wants to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Slobert
I have a '04 V-strom. I put the corbin seat on it...

I have a '04 V-strom. I put the corbin seat on it from the get go. took two weeks to arrive and I thought it was comfortable right from the start. 8 years and 50,000 + miles later the seat is still...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By Slobert
Strom owners usually call the 650 a Wee-strom. I...

Strom owners usually call the 650 a Wee-strom. I had the full strength V-strom 1000. The 650 is probably a better bike in the dirt but I like that liter bike rush.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By Slobert
Soooo many great bikes coming out now but I...

Soooo many great bikes coming out now but I currently ride a V-strom. I have had it since 2004 and it has somewhere near 60,000 miles on it. I am now in a position that in the next year or so I might...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-14-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,859
Posted By Slobert
Ha ha ha ha, I didn't even make that connection,...

Ha ha ha ha, I didn't even make that connection, that funny. Must have been the methane emissions from my rear end.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-14-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,859
Posted By Slobert
My Dad has a habit of setting his helmet on the...

My Dad has a habit of setting his helmet on the ground because he says it will just end up there anyways when it falls off the bike. After he sets up his tent he puts it in his tent. My uncle was...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-14-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,859
Posted By Slobert
I so need some better video editing software! Ass...

I so need some better video editing software! Ass clevage is not a good thing in this case.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-12-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,859
Posted By Slobert
Vstrom gets tired and falls over (caught on film)

Ok, I've been a lurker here for awhile. I thought I'd make my first post a good one, so here is a video my Dad caught of me taking a tumble off of the 'Strom while goofing off in camp on our 10 day...
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