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Forum: Equipment 06-26-2015, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Crocodile Tears
does anyone know how big of a bladder the...

does anyone know how big of a bladder the hydration pouch on the new Badlands will take? My only bladder is a 3L camelbak and it was obviously way too large when I tried last week
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
What are your thoughts on comfort? Does it feel...

What are your thoughts on comfort? Does it feel significantly taller than stock? After installing the GSXR shock in mine I'm on the edge for seat height with the stocker.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8,055
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Posted By Crocodile Tears
They guys I was with on my trip this past weekend...

They guys I was with on my trip this past weekend were using them. They had no complaints - could fit a set of pullover rain gear in one. Apparently the cellphone pocket was a little small for a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8,055
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Posted By Crocodile Tears
Well, I just got back from a four day, 1600 mile...

Well, I just got back from a four day, 1600 mile ride from Toledo, OH to Pigeon Forge, TN, taking in Deals Gap, Cherohala, the southernmost portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway, etc, etc, along with...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Crocodile Tears
DR650 - best all around bike out there, and you...

DR650 - best all around bike out there, and you can keep up road and dirt skills for a very reasonable entry price. Also, it hasnt changed since the earth cooled so an older one will likely be a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Thanks for the input. I've been to Oregon quite a...

Thanks for the input. I've been to Oregon quite a few times with family in Salem, work out in Astoria area, and now this trip, which sums up to "Get work to pay for a free trip to Oregon, work three...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Oregon Coast Camping

Hey guys, just looking for some suggestions of nice spots to try camping, preferrably directly on the beach, on the northern parts of the oregon coast. I'll be out there July 1 - 5 and would like to...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Rev'it Neptune / Poseidon Series

Does anyone here have any experience long term with either of these jackets? I've been riding the past few years just in a poverty leather jacket and jeans and dealing with getting soaked, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Those look nice and you cant beat the price....

Those look nice and you cant beat the price. Personally, I would add a brace between the two, but if you dont plan on carrying much weight I doubt it will matter
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,352
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Stop in Westport for the Berry Patch! Marionberry...

Stop in Westport for the Berry Patch! Marionberry pie is pretty excellent there
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,880
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I like mine just fine coming off a Bandit. I find...

I like mine just fine coming off a Bandit. I find it a bit revvy on the highway, where im used to being able to cruise along at 80+ barely breaking a sweat on the bandit and this is a bit more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 04:13 PM
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Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Ouch. Toledo, OH I got a new 2014 last October...

Ouch. Toledo, OH I got a new 2014 last October for 5250 OTD, no ABS. I feel your pain in the motorcycle meccas - luckily ohio is land of the 10 under harley and the squid in a wifebeater, so ADV...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I'm interested to know your thoughts. I have a...

I'm interested to know your thoughts. I have a gsxr750 shock in my bike but have had zero time to ride it since the swap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Thanks. When you put in the F4 shock did...

Thanks.

When you put in the F4 shock did you have it resprung? Or just run really low preload?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Today I got ambitious and swapped in a 2011 GSX-R...

Today I got ambitious and swapped in a 2011 GSX-R 750 rear shock into the 500x. Was definitely a pain in the ass to put in - requires a fair amount of trimming of the under tray to clear the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
By the sounds of things, the springrate on the...

By the sounds of things, the springrate on the CBR is something in the ~14kg/mm range, which is insanely high compared to the ~10.7ish rate from stock. GSX-R600 is 10.1 and the 750 is 10.5 from what...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I just ordered a GSXR-600 rear shock to try in my...

I just ordered a GSXR-600 rear shock to try in my X - will update later. Looking forward to the possible slight lift in the rear, along with the obvious adjustability. After putting a Hayabusa shock...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Everything I've heard says commuting Vancouver to...

Everything I've heard says commuting Vancouver to Portland side is hell - what about the opposite way? Say living in a Milwaukie / Gresham to Vancouver or Camas? Any relief on 205 vs I-5? Any big...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I got mine (genuine honda piece) on amazon...

I got mine (genuine honda piece) on amazon actually. You need a little but of grease, some patients, and maybe a ratchet strap :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2015, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Crocodile Tears
Yeah, they're pretty decent and sometimes really...

Yeah, they're pretty decent and sometimes really blow out bikes. There is a Gladius sitting in there for 5k I saw yesterday. It's too bad suzuki uglied it up so much bc it looks like a fine bike.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I would absolutely not pay over 6k for a non ABS...

I would absolutely not pay over 6k for a non ABS last year model (not that the bike has changed, just purely on principal). Unfortunately, now is not the best time to bargain, with the season coming...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
finally got off the road for a couple days, so...

finally got off the road for a couple days, so what better thing than to bolt stuff onto the bike.

It was a balmy ~15 degrees around home today so I fired up the best garage sale find ever
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Is the Strom shield much taller than stock? I...

Is the Strom shield much taller than stock? I find my stock screen in high position to be very noisy, but no buffeting. If I raise up off the seat about three inches I'm in calm and quiet air. I like...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
1121KIT, right? Looks good, I can see myself...

1121KIT, right? Looks good, I can see myself strapping my US30 to the arms. I'm interested in the possibility of a rear rack though. Anyone?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
does anyone have a picture of what I can expect...

does anyone have a picture of what I can expect to have with the 1121FZ givi top box racks when not running one? I need a mount for my panniers and am thinking why not get the long arms and maybe...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,964
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Picked up some Kappa K33N's from them recently....

Picked up some Kappa K33N's from them recently. The two week wait was long, but not the end of the world, considering I live in a frozen hell.

The communication back to me was a bit spotty so I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
A note with hardcases: Of course the Givi...

A note with hardcases:

Of course the Givi Mounting Kit would require another Givi Mounting Kit.

Ugh. Zero sense. They nickel and dime you at every stage of the game. Looking forward to finally...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 903
Views: 58,156
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Obviously you western fok have all the luck with...

Obviously you western fok have all the luck with mountains and whatnot - I'm interested in if there is much of a cross country scene / trail network out there? Girlfriend and I are considering a move...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Keep us posted, I'd like to have an alternative...

Keep us posted, I'd like to have an alternative that still clears a set of handguards
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8,055
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Posted By Crocodile Tears
Got my '14 non-ABS for 4799 + TTL a couple months...

Got my '14 non-ABS for 4799 + TTL a couple months ago, no haggle price. Was far and away the lowest I've heard of on a new bike. I think 4900 is a no brainer.

As for gearing, at 80 its spinning a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
The redesigned X looks better than the 14...

The redesigned X looks better than the 14 version, but the white looks too good not to peel the sticker off. Mine had two miles on it when the red x was gone :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Did you maintain factory springweights? Appears...

Did you maintain factory springweights? Appears the F4 is a bit lighter. And what are your thoughts on remote reservoir mounting?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-28-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8,055
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Posted By Crocodile Tears
I believe you were the one to put in an F4 rear...

I believe you were the one to put in an F4 rear shock, correct? Any tips / tricks / advice on the installation?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Has anyone had much success with mounting a lower...

Has anyone had much success with mounting a lower flatter bar? I was looking at it last night and it appears the clearances to the fairings may be a little tight, especially with handguards mounted....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
5221.24 if you want to be specific. 2014 non-ABS....

5221.24 if you want to be specific. 2014 non-ABS. Honda East, Maumee, OH. Not sure if there are any more. 4799+TTL
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8,055
Views: 1,475,384
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Well, put a deposit down on a 2014 earlier today;...

Well, put a deposit down on a 2014 earlier today; pick it up tomorrow or saturday!

Especially cant complain when the dealer has it marked down to $5200 OTD brand new :evil

Anybody want to buy a...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,493
Views: 841,178
Posted By Crocodile Tears
What kind of tank range are you guys seeing with...

What kind of tank range are you guys seeing with one of these? More and more I see 2013s marked down into V7 territory, and it is very tempting...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-29-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,514
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I dont mind the tail, but the headlight really...

I dont mind the tail, but the headlight really needs to have stayed as large as the prior model. Looks odd being so small
Forum: Road Warriors 09-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,149
Posted By Crocodile Tears
but not along the plane you would expect

but not along the plane you would expect
Forum: Road Warriors 09-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,149
Posted By Crocodile Tears
The OP, while riding his golding, will, after...

The OP, while riding his golding, will, after hearing Gold Dust Woman, realize he misspelled Rumours
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