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Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By wncstrada
Installing Oxford Heaterz tonight. Decided to...

Installing Oxford Heaterz tonight.
Decided to try the hairspray and see how it goes. I like the name of the product: "Lock It Weather Control Hairspray" by Loreal. That should do the trick.:wink:
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By wncstrada
Thanks! I really appreciate the feedback.

Thanks! I really appreciate the feedback.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By wncstrada
Thanks folks for your feedback!

Thanks folks for your feedback!
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By wncstrada
Which Oxford Grip?

What is the difference between the adventure, touring and sport Oxford grips in terms of the grips themselves? I'm looking for the most comfortable grips with the most cushioning for my old feeble...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By wncstrada
Which Oxford Grip?

What is the difference between the adventure, touring and sport Oxford grips in terms of the grips themselves? I'm looking for the most comfortable grips with the most cushioning for my old feeble...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 140,980
Posted By wncstrada
I've been fortunate to have a Dorsoduro and I now...

I've been fortunate to have a Dorsoduro and I now have a 796 Hyper. I think that they are both great bikes. I loved the motor on the Dorso and I got more questions and complements on the Dorso than...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 77,718
Posted By wncstrada
Great pictures and video! Really appreciate what...

Great pictures and video! Really appreciate what you've done with the bikes. Can you talk more about the RaceTec mods to the suspension?
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 77,718
Posted By wncstrada
Really appreciate your comments and updates...

Really appreciate your comments and updates Jerdog53! I've got a 796 Hyper that I really enjoy but I'd love to update to the Hyperstrada. Really looking forward to your comments about your upcoming...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 188,747
Posted By wncstrada
+1 on Cogent Dynamics. They upgraded the...

+1 on Cogent Dynamics. They upgraded the suspension on my DR 650 and did a great job.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,071
Posted By wncstrada
My sincere thanks to everyone! lots of great...

My sincere thanks to everyone! lots of great advice here for me to follow.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,071
Posted By wncstrada
Long day In The Saddle - Tips?

I'm signed up to ride in an organized event this spring that will involve riding about 500 miles in one day on a tight schedule. This is about twice as far as I've ever ridden in a single day. I'm...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,632
Posted By wncstrada
I loved my 750 Dorsoduro and hoped for some time...

I loved my 750 Dorsoduro and hoped for some time that this bike would be lighter and based on that motor. 1200's seem to be what everyone wants. If the 1200 runs as well as the 750 then this should...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 62,733
Posted By wncstrada
That's great! I hope that the new generation...

That's great! I hope that the new generation Hyper is better supported by the aftermarket.
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 62,733
Posted By wncstrada
I wanted a Hypermotard for a long time and...

I wanted a Hypermotard for a long time and finally found a good used 796 in December. For me, the Hyper is an elemental motorcycle - a responsive engine and two sticky tires. The bike is practical in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 77,718
Posted By wncstrada
The passenger bothers you? Now, I wondered why...

The passenger bothers you? Now, I wondered why the rider changed helmets halfway through the video! :)

Looking forward to seeing the bike in my local dealership soon.
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 62,733
Posted By wncstrada
Finaly got to see the new Hypers this past...

Finaly got to see the new Hypers this past weekend at the Charlotte IMS. With the exception of the exhaust I think that it's a good looking bike. I'm really interested in the Hyperstrada version....
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 62,733
Posted By wncstrada
New owner checking in. I've wanted a Hyper since...

New owner checking in. I've wanted a Hyper since they first came out. I think that it's one of the best looking bikes Ducati has put out. I see the bike as a great all rouund - do almost anything...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,161
Posted By wncstrada
I've been waiting for this! The next few weeks...

I've been waiting for this! The next few weeks should be fun. Way to go Ducati!
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,161
Posted By wncstrada
I thought that I'd bring this thread back to the...

I thought that I'd bring this thread back to the top and ask if anyone owns or has ridden the Hyper Explorer 796? I'm still interested in the concept - it would be great to know how the bike actualy...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 148,098
Posted By wncstrada
http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab20/wncstrada/...

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab20/wncstrada/Suzuki%20DR650/014-1.jpg

Just finished my first trip on my DR, about 260 miles over 2 days.
The bike did great but boy that seat needs some...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 99,122
Views: 18,920,261
Posted By wncstrada
Thanks everyone for your feedback. I pulled the...

Thanks everyone for your feedback. I pulled the cable today and found that the cable was almost frozen by corrosion. I think that the choke cable froze up partially on, causing my poor idle. I've put...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 99,122
Views: 18,920,261
Posted By wncstrada
Broken Choke Cable Symptoms?

For you folks who have suffered a broken choke cable, what type of symptoms did you experience? My bike suddenly does not want to idle and moving the choke lever has little effect on engine rpm....
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 99,122
Views: 18,920,261
Posted By wncstrada
Thanks for Feedback

Thank you Emmbeedee and ChromeSux for your feedback on my petcock issue. Still working on the problem. I'm giving up on teflon tape and ordering some fancy aviation grade thread sealant. Will...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 99,122
Views: 18,920,261
Posted By wncstrada
Are you moving or stationary when you are trying...

Are you moving or stationary when you are trying to downshift? It's much easier to downshift when the bike is still moving.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 99,122
Views: 18,920,261
Posted By wncstrada
Yes. Installation instructions with the Pingle...

Yes. Installation instructions with the Pingle say to wrap teflon tape around the threaded body before screwing the body to the base. They say to not use pipe dope.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 99,122
Views: 18,920,261
Posted By wncstrada
Pingel Petcock Install Questions

I bought my 2006 DR back in May with 3500 miles on the clock. The bike has the stock steel gastank. When I bought the bike, the stock Suzuki petcock was leaking. If you turned the petcock to the run...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 148,098
Posted By wncstrada
Pringle Petcock Question

I've got a question for you folks running a pringle petcock on your tank. I've got a slightly odd setup on my 06' with a pringle petcock on a stock tank. I recently ran out of gas in the "on"...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,645
Posted By wncstrada
I'm very interested in these bikes. I see these...

I'm very interested in these bikes. I see these as updated DR650 and KLR650 type bikes, not as all out offroad bikes. That works for me. Subscribed.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 99,122
Views: 18,920,261
Posted By wncstrada
My Lucky Day -Ohlins Shock

Ever gone to a grand opening and registered for a door prize - knowing that your chances of winning were astromomical? Well, back in May my luck finally turned. Ohlins USA is located a few miles away...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,161
Posted By wncstrada
Thanks Neil, appreciate your feedback!

Thanks Neil, appreciate your feedback!
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 99,122
Views: 18,920,261
Posted By wncstrada
Check the Asheville NC Craiglist for a DR650...

Check the Asheville NC Craiglist for a DR650 closer to home.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 99,122
Views: 18,920,261
Posted By wncstrada
Demand in your local area and the time of year...

Demand in your local area and the time of year can have an impact on the price. I just bought a 2006 with 3,500 mi. that needs tires for $3,500. Based on some of the other used bikes I looked at, I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9,103
Views: 1,353,806
Posted By wncstrada
07 or 09?

First off, I hope that you folks will forgive me for not reading through all 400 pages yet ..... I'm workin on it! I've been looking at a used Xcountry and I'm getting interested in the bike. I now...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,161
Posted By wncstrada
Neil, I watched your excellent video on the tank....

Neil, I watched your excellent video on the tank. How adequate are the new airfilters? Could they do the job in a dirt road environment? Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 140,980
Posted By wncstrada
Ducati of Bellvue Wa. has just come out with a...

Ducati of Bellvue Wa. has just come out with a skidplate for the Hypermotard. Check their website under their project bikes for the Hyper Explorer. Might be a close fit?
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 140,980
Posted By wncstrada
Ram1000, you are the Dorsoduro man! Great job!

Ram1000, you are the Dorsoduro man! Great job!
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,161
Posted By wncstrada
I'm not optimistic that Ducati will come out with...

I'm not optimistic that Ducati will come out with a small bike. Remember the 620 Multistrada? It was a great "one person" multistrada, but it did not sell well in the US. I think that the 796 is as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,566
Posted By wncstrada
Based on your experiences with the bike, are you...

Based on your experiences with the bike, are you going to make any changes or additions? Congratulations and good luck this year!
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,161
Posted By wncstrada
I just discovered the Hyper Explorer - my hat's...

I just discovered the Hyper Explorer - my hat's off to the folks at Ducati Bellevue for creating this bike. I've always thought that the small Hyper or the Dorsoduro would make a great adventure...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 29,791
Posted By wncstrada
To all you folks out there who have replaced your...

To all you folks out there who have replaced your footpegs, did you run into any problems with the mystery "shim" in the right side footpeg bracket? I'm installing a set of the new sw-motec pegs from...
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