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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By mcpenner
Your bike at church

Let's see pictures of your motorcycle at church. Any church will do but I'd prefer pictures of the little old church, mostly closed down, buildings that dot the landscape of rural secondary roads.
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Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
:rofl:lol3:rofl But really, we could fill...

:rofl:lol3:rofl

But really, we could fill pages...

I'd like a little side door into the from plastic on my 09 650. Could fit more sandwiches in there then you can in the poor excuses for...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
I've put a little time on the Corbin. It will be...

I've put a little time on the Corbin. It will be a while before I have time to go long enough in a day to really know what it's like.

Just thought I'd give a few first impressions;
- First of...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
I was in the same place as you this past winter...

I was in the same place as you this past winter only I was looking at the first versions of both bikes. After weighing all the pro's and con's of the 650 and 1000. After test riding both. After...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
ebay delivered

I was about to order a Sargent seat (due to their money back guarantee) or a seat concepts (good price) when I unexpectedly won with a half price bid on E bay for a Corbin. Got it this week. Skipped...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
I find lowest and highest (4th) best. The rest...

I find lowest and highest (4th) best. The rest make my nose itchy.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
It is obvious that what one person calls...

It is obvious that what one person calls buffeting, another calls a gentle breeze, but for some of us the disturbed air flowing off the fairing and windshield can cause enough head shaking to induce...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
strom ears

I know there are 100 V-strom buffeting threads. I've read lots of them, but I have not seen anyone try this yet.

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014%5C07%5C21%5Cbikepics-2684520-full.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
madstad alingment

My Madstad bracket seems to be out of line. When I go to attach the stock windshield if I put the screws in one side the screws on the other side are out of line by about 1/2 inch. Is this normal? I...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,598
Posted By mcpenner
Chain oiler 1.01

I found after a while that a thin film of oil was getting on things up by my handlebar and dash. I also wanted to get the oil to the inside of the chain so I build version #2. I thought it might fall...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,580
Posted By mcpenner
A few days on the road.

Took the strom on a road trip. Four days behind those big rocks you can just see on the horizon. 2897kms. I'm liking this one.

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014%5C07%5C04%5Cbikepics-2680456-800.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By mcpenner
a few days in BC

I don't get out much, and never for the long rides. But I managed to get away for four days in the British Columbia interior.

First time on a V-strom after years of traveling on a cruiser. Don't...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-03-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 370,120
Posted By mcpenner
Clearwater

Finally got out for a few nights. I'm a hanger too.

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014%5C07%5C04%5Cbikepics-2680453-800.jpg

A little close the the A&W in the background, but the coffee and eggs in the...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,580
Posted By mcpenner
For now I don't want to put anything in them that...

For now I don't want to put anything in them that I would be sad to loose. If they prove to want to stay there I expect to use one for tire and chain maintenance stuff (nice isolated location to keep...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,580
Posted By mcpenner
Finally got them mounted. hope they stay there. ...

Finally got them mounted. hope they stay there.

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014%5C06%5C26%5Cbikepics-2678953-800.jpg
http://p1.bikepics.com/2014%5C06%5C26%5Cbikepics-2678955-full.jpg
Now to figure...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-25-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 370,120
Posted By mcpenner
I parked the back end of the bike behind the...

I parked the back end of the bike behind the picnic table. A heavy rain can turn solid ground into soup. The other problem with these set ups is you can't leave the tent and use the bike. I almost...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-25-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 370,120
Posted By mcpenner
I love the simplicity but it would hurt on the...

I love the simplicity but it would hurt on the day the kick stand sinks into the ground and the bike falls over! Might be worth the risk for not having to carry poles? I've had to set up my Hennessy...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
sorry about the big picture. Got it all back...

sorry about the big picture.

Got it all back together now.
http://p1.bikepics.com/2014%5C06%5C20%5Cbikepics-2677284-full.jpg
http://p1.bikepics.com/2014%5C06%5C20%5Cbikepics-2677285-800.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,580
Posted By mcpenner
waiting

She's waiting patiently for me to get off work, cause it's Friday:clap
http://p1.bikepics.com/2014%5C06%5C20%5Cbikepics-2677242-full.jpg
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
So I glued it on and I'm feeling pretty good...

So I glued it on and I'm feeling pretty good about it now. I don't know if you can see it but the dishing in the original foam comes through in the black foam even though it is not sculpted at all. I...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
Some say you need an air stapler, but I have a...

Some say you need an air stapler, but I have a quality hand stapler and I tried it before I started. The staples go in almost all the way and I can tap them in the rest of the way easily.
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
I wouldn't have tried it if I didn't know I could...

I wouldn't have tried it if I didn't know I could get a SC. Problem is I'm planning a 5 day trip in two weeks so it has to work - I hope. I'm pretty sure I can't make it worse...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
I cut it!

I've been thinking about doing a seat mod for a while. I've read everything i could find about how to do it. I bought a really nice hunting stand seat pad that I think will work very well based on my...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,580
Posted By mcpenner
Since I got the Madstad I've been thinking those...

Since I got the Madstad I've been thinking those who say shorter is better might be right. It's best all the way down and most of the way back, in otherwords, almost not there at all.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-13-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 370,120
Posted By mcpenner
I still use that same tent. What a great product....

I still use that same tent. What a great product. lived in it for two full summers back in '89, ordered a new fly, but it's still going strong!
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,580
Posted By mcpenner
Is that a cut down stock screen?

Is that a cut down stock screen?
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
Egg heads

Finally got to get away with my wife for a couple of days. She likes the ride the best of all the motorcycles I've had. It's not "tight" with both of us and luggage, but for unspirited riding the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-01-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 370,120
Posted By mcpenner
My hammock would be at a disadvantage in this...

My hammock would be at a disadvantage in this location:cry But I could make it work.:wink:
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,580
Posted By mcpenner
Tool tubes to mount behind the left side saddle...

Tool tubes to mount behind the left side saddle bag bracket to balance out exhaust on the right side, or where ever I decide to put them. One will hold my tire patch kit tire irons and tools. I think...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,580
Posted By mcpenner
got mail

This came today :rofl

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014%5C05%5C29%5Cbikepics-2672171-800.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
dollar store chain oiler

Made a penny tech chain oiler. the thread is here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440464&page=28

It is still under refinement but it already works good enough to know I'm going...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,598
Posted By mcpenner
My 1975 CB 750 had a factory chain oiler. There...

My 1975 CB 750 had a factory chain oiler. There was a small screw in the engine case right beside the from sprocket. You could adjust the flow with the screw when the sprocket was off. Most people...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,598
Posted By mcpenner
Right again. At this point I don't want to oil...

Right again. At this point I don't want to oil the chain too close to when I stop to avoid a lot of dripping in the garage.

Today I had the opportunity to ride two hours in the rain. I waited till...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,598
Posted By mcpenner
I was thinking chainsaw oil because it's designed...

I was thinking chainsaw oil because it's designed to stick to the chain. It would likely need to be thinned with something. Truth is, I'll likely just use what I have around. Maybe even used oil from...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,598
Posted By mcpenner
French horn. I agree, and I thought about doing...

French horn. I agree, and I thought about doing that. For now it was just added complication to a test run. If everything keeps working I might try running the drip to the inside of the chain. It...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 213,598
Posted By mcpenner
dollar store chain oiler

I don't mind paying for good equipment that I can't make for myself but as I've looked at the options out there for chain oilers it all just seems either too complicated for such a simple task, or to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-23-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 1,046,309
Posted By mcpenner
I've been watching for a GS500 as a platform for...

I've been watching for a GS500 as a platform for a dual sport. Nice.
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9,059
Views: 3,500,580
Posted By mcpenner
I'm a fairly knew rider too, and the wind "owned"...

I'm a fairly knew rider too, and the wind "owned" me at first. The trick is all in learning to relax. The centrifugal force of the wheels really wants to go in a straight line, but if the wind causes...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
Thanks Tom

Thanks Tom
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 653,654
Posted By mcpenner
[QUOTE=V-Tom;24110831] The stock headlights on...

[QUOTE=V-Tom;24110831]
The stock headlights on the two-headlight Stroms are wonderful if they are setup correctly./QUOTE]

Can anyone point us to the "setup correctly" how to?
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