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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,735
Posted By steve68steve
BT, DT. Taking the long way home is nice way to...

BT, DT. Taking the long way home is nice way to decompress after work.

I'm lucky to have everything from 4 lane gridlock, 2 lane with lots of stops and turns, or gravel cross over the ridge and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29,646
Views: 1,410,628
Posted By steve68steve
Won't the geometry be different when it's...

Won't the geometry be different when it's actually leaned?

You'll have rider sag, cornering forces, braking/acceleration changing the front-to-back pitch.
Front tire width smaller than back...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-11-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,547
Posted By steve68steve
Lol... and again. Meant to drop you a line after...

Lol... and again. Meant to drop you a line after seeing you in the truck, but forgot about it until seeing this thread.

Hope all's well. I'm sure our paths will cross at some point this season.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28,070
Views: 5,616,762
Posted By steve68steve
Why is everyone hating on clutch guy? He...

Why is everyone hating on clutch guy? He apparently likes investigating problems and determining their specific causes. Making the problem go away is not his goal in this - it's gaining a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By steve68steve
I thought the one/two/luggage symbols are meant...

I thought the one/two/luggage symbols are meant to represent the amount of pre-load applied on the ES. Then the + / - numbers are compression damping.

The std has rebound and compression...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By steve68steve
I think someone said countersteering but meant...

I think someone said countersteering but meant counterleaning.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-10-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,048
Posted By steve68steve
Am I mis-reading this or something? The...

Am I mis-reading this or something? The switchgear pictured looks exactly like my 2014 ST. If these are pictures of FJR controls, I'd bet they are sharing the same part numbers.

Re: batteries. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-10-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28,070
Views: 5,616,762
Posted By steve68steve
+1 My '14 stumbles off idle a bit. Maybe...

+1

My '14 stumbles off idle a bit. Maybe it's just a TB balancing issue or something. I've heard the first 3 gears are restricted. It would be nice to open them up in "S" mode and keep them...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,067
Posted By steve68steve
I've had my ST for about 2 months, but I've seen...

I've had my ST for about 2 months, but I've seen the TC light a few times already. Once pulling out "hot" on gravel, the back spun and started coming around, the just came back inline with no drama....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 25,870
Posted By steve68steve
Dont know if the headcount matters, but I'm in...

Dont know if the headcount matters, but I'm in barring disaster or butt failure. Leaving from work, will likely be late arruvsl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By steve68steve
I haven't owned both, but the appeal of a...

I haven't owned both, but the appeal of a leftover 2012 or 13 was the cut-rate price. The appeal of a leftover 2014 was cruise and some other refinements.

I really wanted cruise control, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28,070
Views: 5,616,762
Posted By steve68steve
Shaft drive is what put me on the S10 over the...

Shaft drive is what put me on the S10 over the Strom.
Cruise control, gear indicator, and some refinements put me on a 2014+ vs. a 2013-.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28,070
Views: 5,616,762
Posted By steve68steve
Solution for the lowering the rear rack is to put...

Solution for the lowering the rear rack is to put spacers (washers) under the handle bolts to push the handles out a bit further from the centerline of the bike.

Solution for the upside-down trick...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 28,070
Views: 5,616,762
Posted By steve68steve
Moto insurance confuses me, too. I had to show a...

Moto insurance confuses me, too. I had to show a copy of my MSF certificate years ago to get some savings which brought me to around $600/year from Progressive - no collision - on a KLR!!

Traded...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,483
Posted By steve68steve
If that were true, we wouldn't need jails. ...

If that were true, we wouldn't need jails.

Having laws and enforcing them doesn't change people's nature. Maybe it makes law-breakers more careful so as to avoid getting caught? And creates a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,235
Posted By steve68steve
I got exactly two comments on my KLR when I had...

I got exactly two comments on my KLR when I had my 2006:

Once at a gas stop, a 20-something was checking it out and asked, "is that a BMW?"

Another time a pirate followed me out of McD's and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,483
Posted By steve68steve
I thought the rule was a 3-seconds.

I thought the rule was a 3-seconds.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28,070
Views: 5,616,762
Posted By steve68steve
This resonates with me quite a bit. I have a...

This resonates with me quite a bit. I have a 2014 just a few days past 600 mile break-in. I've noticed some issues right off idle - even stalled it a few times. It's like there's a dead spot where...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,547
Posted By steve68steve
Lol... I'm one of those guys. I've been past...

Lol... I'm one of those guys. I've been past your place a few times in the last couple weeks. A quick loop up over the mountain at the ski place, past your house, and back over on Smith Gap road,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,822
Posted By steve68steve
Cruise control is standard on 2014+ base.

Cruise control is standard on 2014+ base.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By steve68steve
I've routinely seen pre 2014 ST's (advertised) in...

I've routinely seen pre 2014 ST's (advertised) in the $9000 range. 2014's and 15's can be had in the high $12,000's.

As stated, lots of upgrades for 2014+. Cruise control, gear indicator, better...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9,490
Views: 2,245,703
Posted By steve68steve
You're thinking of salt: salt is the spice of...

You're thinking of salt: salt is the spice of life.
...and pepper.

:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,782
Posted By steve68steve
Careful: I think running someone's family down...

Careful: I think running someone's family down is a bannable offense.

LOL - didn't realize it was a zombie thread. I guess the statute of limitations has expired. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,816
Views: 574,204
Posted By steve68steve
The second guy following too close couldn't see...

The second guy following too close couldn't see the light because it was obstructed by the big truck in front of him.

I was once in a bumper-to-bumper crawl thru a congested interchange behind a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 76,961
Posted By steve68steve
+ cruisers, apparently. Is it an adventure...

+ cruisers, apparently.

Is it an adventure if you ride a street bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 76,961
Posted By steve68steve
I'm looking for a place to talk about dirt bikes...

I'm looking for a place to talk about dirt bikes and off-road motorcycling. Can anyone recommend a good HD forum?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,271
Views: 116,581
Posted By steve68steve
That's called a "tri" or "tricolor." I've also...

That's called a "tri" or "tricolor." I've also heard some call it "tri black." ... in other breeds. I don't know much about Bull Terriers. Only ever had one in my care.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9,490
Views: 2,245,703
Posted By steve68steve
!!!!!! Hey Moose, congrats on the S10 - that...

!!!!!!

Hey Moose, congrats on the S10 - that red looks fabulous! I saw my first red 2015 in person yesterday at Montgomeryville Cycle Center. My wife was with me and I pointed it out to her, she...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,747
Posted By steve68steve
How is it wrong? - I own both. You're comparing...

How is it wrong? - I own both. You're comparing a 15 MPG Jeep to an uninsured, 250cc, carbureted bike without ABS doing, and doing LOTS of miles to make your point. If instead of buying the bike,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,747
Posted By steve68steve
I wonder about that - seriously. I'm not saying...

I wonder about that - seriously. I'm not saying it's not POSSIBLE, but I don't think is as black-and-white as it may seem - particularly if you have some "non-negotiable's," like ABS, hauling...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28,070
Views: 5,616,762
Posted By steve68steve
Nice! If you're a gram counter and carrying...

Nice!

If you're a gram counter and carrying a 19mm wrench already, could you just jam a second nut on a short bolt to make a short length of 19MM hex "bar"? Put one end in the female axle, other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,747
Posted By steve68steve
And gear. And maintenance. And farkles. And...

And gear. And maintenance. And farkles. And insurance. And registration. And on. And on. ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,747
Posted By steve68steve
You don't save money by riding a m/c

You don't save money by riding a m/c
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28,070
Views: 5,616,762
Posted By steve68steve
Thanks a bunch for posting that video! I watched...

Thanks a bunch for posting that video! I watched it a few weeks back - it's why I was surprised that it didn't work on my 2014 - I'd already seen it done by you.

...

Wreck: you make my point...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,530
Posted By steve68steve
Or face Roman capital punishment? :D

Or face Roman capital punishment?

:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28,070
Views: 5,616,762
Posted By steve68steve
I took the pillion seat off and lowered the rear...

I took the pillion seat off and lowered the rear rack to create the "long bed" configuration on my 2014.

The rear rack in this config interferes with the grab handles, tho. Is that right, or am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By steve68steve
From the first link replied: Throw...

From the first link replied:



Throw this out into the next mandatory helmet law debate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 76,961
Posted By steve68steve
If you don't already write professionally, you...

If you don't already write professionally, you should.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29,646
Views: 1,410,628
Posted By steve68steve
I might go if the weather doesn't suck. ...

I might go if the weather doesn't suck. Hopefully on my new Super Tenere... else I'll be looking to buy one there.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,315
Posted By steve68steve
April 2012: First one I saw in person. Texted...

April 2012: First one I saw in person. Texted this crappy cell phone pic to my wife. Rode the bike home the following day. Currently for sale in Flea Market, btw. ;)...
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