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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 07:55 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 141,569
Posted By vellies
Cool :clap That is a looooong way from...

Cool :clap That is a looooong way from Sydney...... Pinnacles in WA right?
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
Haha, yes, it is an expandible pole I used to use...

Haha, yes, it is an expandible pole I used to use in the tray of the Hilux to hold stuff in place, worked great :clap:clap:clap

It was quite a bit of work, but I really enjoyed doing it..... and...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,666
Posted By vellies
Oh how I wish I had the space. Already have 2...

Oh how I wish I had the space. Already have 2 cars, 2 bikes and a trailer in a standard 2 car garage, so no more space :D:D:D

If I buy another bike the wife will have to park her car outside, and...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,666
Posted By vellies
It was a little chilly this morning wasn't it...

It was a little chilly this morning wasn't it :D:D:D

I have a MultiStrada, which is my dream bike, and I will kick myself if I ever sell it, but I cannot go anywhere near a Suzuki shop without...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
Really, well bugger me, you asked, I...

Really, well bugger me, you asked, I answered..... WTF man :lol3:lol3

Here is a picture of my bike just after I fitted the Termin pipe (note the short screen)........ will just have to believe me...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
Yes I did, I replaced the screen with a short CF...

Yes I did, I replaced the screen with a short CF screen from Ducati. Perfect.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-28-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 50,860
Posted By vellies
Hahahaha, very funny, and well said :rofl:rofl

Hahahaha, very funny, and well said :rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,189
Views: 97,828
Posted By vellies
Awesome

Found this on YT. This guy is definitely enjoying his!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h6m2RPbGIA
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,195
Posted By vellies
My MultiStrada is my daily ride, love it every...

My MultiStrada is my daily ride, love it every day :evil:evil
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By vellies
Ninja 1000 (Z1000sx) then.

Ninja 1000 (Z1000sx) then.
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7,579
Views: 1,120,285
Posted By vellies
It suits the bike, that's ugly as sin also...

It suits the bike, that's ugly as sin also :evil:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:evil
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
Installed the Termi system this weekend. Hats off...

Installed the Termi system this weekend. Hats off to the dealership if they could do it in 5 hours, took me about 11 hours all up. I did do a few extra bits like having to remove my centre stand and...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
Spot on brother :evil Multi has more power than I...

Spot on brother :evil Multi has more power than I can use, but I want it to sound as angry as it really is.

I recall putting a Akrapovic on my WeeStrom and I loved the bike twice as much...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
Got it for $2,295, which is still a lot of money,...

Got it for $2,295, which is still a lot of money, but a hell of a lot less than the $3,000 they wanted when I checked last year. That is for parts only, installation is a $400 to $500 in addition to...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
That would be very handy thanks, will PM you my...

That would be very handy thanks, will PM you my email address and would be grateful if you could share those.
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
Thanks

Cool, thanks, found some useful info. Today I ordered the full system, should have it in a week or so (upside is I am getting it at a reasonable price, downside is I have to wait for it to come from...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
Termi

I want to install the full termi pipe on my 2013. Does anyone know where i can find good installation instructions. Not really keen to pay the dealer $400 for the job, but looks like there are a few...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,666
Posted By vellies
That looks awesome!!!! :clap:clap:clap

That looks awesome!!!! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By vellies
Fairing

That is a fairing bolt. Its been a few years, but from memory it was at the bottom of the side fairing.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9,841
Views: 3,101,705
Posted By vellies
Boy that sure is pretty :clap:clap:clap:clap

Boy that sure is pretty :clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 1,161,083
Posted By vellies
My suggestion is go buy a VStrom 650, sounds like...

My suggestion is go buy a VStrom 650, sounds like it will be perfect for you.......:evil:evil

I commute on mine daily, I get average 43mpg (5.4 litres per 100km). Who cares about milage anyway,...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,666
Posted By vellies
Just as an aside..... I sat on a new GS Adventure...

Just as an aside..... I sat on a new GS Adventure last weekend....... HOLY CRAP, it is the size of a house, cannot see myself ever riding something that enormous.
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,666
Posted By vellies
Took it for a test ride

I took the new Strom out for about a 70km test ride today, and I have to say I am very impressed. Below are a few thoughts in comparison to my previous 2011 Vstrom 650 and current 2013 MultiStrada:
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,325
Posted By vellies
It's a personal thing. It has plenty of go, and...

It's a personal thing. It has plenty of go, and lots of torque, like a steam train from idle actually. I think I am just not a i4 fan. I have learned that as soon as people say a bike is refined or...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,325
Posted By vellies
Be warned, make sure you ride one first....

Be warned, make sure you ride one first. Perfectly good bike, nothing bad about it, I put 12,000km on mine in less than a year. BUT, as boring as bat shit to me.....
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,951
Posted By vellies
So Harley Davidson it is then :rofl:rofl:rofl...

So Harley Davidson it is then :rofl:rofl:rofl Don't hate, could not resist :D
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
I think it was around 50mm from memory (one third...

I think it was around 50mm from memory (one third of available travel from fully extended). Took half a turn out from fully in on the front, and 40 clicks on the rear. I have not messed with the...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
May i suggest checking your sag. The front...

May i suggest checking your sag. The front suspension comes standard with no pre-load. I am 100kg, and had to wind the pre-load in half a turn from full-in before I got to the correct sag, and has...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,666
Posted By vellies
Agreed......

Agreed......
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
I have a 2013 base model, and I LOVE this bike. I...

I have a 2013 base model, and I LOVE this bike. I have had it for about 10 months now, have done 13,600km, and love it more every day. I commute to work, and go for joy rides on weekends. It is a...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By vellies
My experience

I had a VStrom with 18,000km on it and wanted to start exploring off-road, but had no off-road, or even gravel experience. I started contemplating taking the Vstrom offroad and added crash bars etc....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-04-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7,658
Views: 6,913,311
Posted By vellies
And what's more, it has teeth :evil:rofl

And what's more, it has teeth :evil:rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-21-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,435
Views: 642,231
Posted By vellies
That was awesome.

That was awesome.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,423
Posted By vellies
Its all about what makes you tick. I had a 2010 V...

Its all about what makes you tick. I had a 2010 V strom 650, loved it, put 18,000km on it, sold it for a GSX1250FA because I wanted more power.

After a few months and 12,000km I was bored...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,360
Posted By vellies
I saw an orange one in the metal today, and...

I saw an orange one in the metal today, and believe me, it is one absolutely stunning bike (well, to me anyway).
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,360
Posted By vellies
I am not a big KTM fan........but....... I sat on...

I am not a big KTM fan........but....... I sat on the 1290 today at the Perth motorbike show, and I am drooling. It feels fantastic, and I would love to take one for a test ride. Light, comfortable,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By vellies
This is so wrong....... but bloody awesome!!...

This is so wrong....... but bloody awesome!! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7,658
Views: 6,913,311
Posted By vellies
Awesome, thanks for sharing, you are a lucky...

Awesome, thanks for sharing, you are a lucky guy.:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9,841
Views: 3,101,705
Posted By vellies
Man, those old Multi's are sexy bikes, that is...

Man, those old Multi's are sexy bikes, that is where my obsession started :clap
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 109,623
Posted By vellies
I ride every day...... to work and back...

I ride every day...... to work and back :baldy:baldy Unfortunately joyrides are limited to weekends...... and when I am not in some other exeotic location like Zambia where I am right now.
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