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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-25-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,544
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Sorry if this sounds ridiculous, but have you...

Sorry if this sounds ridiculous, but have you been using leaded fuel? Could your cat have been damaged by leaded gas and be causing your 1190 to exhibit strange problems?

-vm
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-22-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 141,523
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
I wonder if the new Rottweiler coming out for the...

I wonder if the new Rottweiler coming out for the 1190R will have the side benefit of giving a little more airflow to the whole area above the heads, but below and around the air filter. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,345
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Roflmao!

Roflmao!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-08-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Nice find Rob! VM

Nice find Rob!

VM
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-07-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 672,069
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey there, You could put on a cat...

Hey there,

You could put on a cat elimination header. From what I understand, you shouldn't even need to remap after adding it. I've heard it cuts WAY down on the heat generated from what is...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-06-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 672,069
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey reenmachine, I'm syre you already know this,...

Hey reenmachine, I'm syre you already know this, but the R ar least has both a high and low seat mounting position. If you have not tried yet, this may help. Sounds like yours may be in the loer of...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-04-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 672,069
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hi Harry, I know this post is older, but figured...

Hi Harry, I know this post is older, but figured it would help others out. I just rode my 1190R across country, 2700 miles, and was SUPER comfortable the entire way. This is from one of the people...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Beautiful bike! That's fantastic that you're just...

Beautiful bike! That's fantastic that you're just about ready to start the journey! We're still a couple of years out as we don't want to start while our dogs are still with us. They are our best...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,160
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey Barekat, lots of bikes have gone to frame...

Hey Barekat, lots of bikes have gone to frame systens that incorporate the engine as part of the structural design. Nearly all of these bikes use either some form of direct or indirect mount points...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-27-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,160
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
The dealer didn't even know it when they were...

The dealer didn't even know it when they were prepping mine, until I pointed it out. The tapped and bolted it free of charge, on the spot.

I pointed it out to another dealer in Arkansas, and they...
Forum: Alaska 03-27-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hi Gary, See a PM from me. Cheers, ...

Hi Gary,

See a PM from me.

Cheers,
Mike
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey HG, Yes! We're planning an RTW. Supposed...

Hey HG,

Yes! We're planning an RTW. Supposed to be starting in 2016, but in a way, we may end up having to do it in stages due to work commitments on both our parts. In a way, we already started....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey XC, I agree. Was super happy to come...

Hey XC,

I agree. Was super happy to come away from it with nothing more than it firmly etched into my memory. Sucks to go through something like that, but if the horror of those few moments put...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
The tank slapper. If you’re offended by foul...

The tank slapper.

If you’re offended by foul language, ear muffs and eye muffs on.

Okay, so I’m not dead, so maybe it wasn’t a full schedule tank slapper. But it had all the same effect except...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Interesting story on a high speed tank slapper...

Interesting story on a high speed tank slapper this morning coming at the end of riding day.

VM


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Thanks for the comment XC Rider. With 1500 miles...

Thanks for the comment XC Rider. With 1500 miles over the last few days, I'm really liking the way it moves, and responds to most rider input. The ergonomics are better for my riding style than with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Ummm ... just because. ...

Ummm ... just because.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/22/upuny4uj.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/22/u8ydunat.jpg

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
So, turns out that somewhere, somehow, during the...

So, turns out that somewhere, somehow, during the manufacturing process, the air temperature sensor was cut nearly in half. It was initially still reading because the two severed wires were more or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
After going out of my way round trip 90 miles (to...

After going out of my way round trip 90 miles (to a dealer who was unable to put my bike on the table to run a diagnostic on the outdoor temp sensor failure that ultimately caused the bike to throw a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
The heated seat helped in the freezing super wet...

The heated seat helped in the freezing super wet conditions yesterday.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/21/ahy7y9an.jpg

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Thought I'd also post an upclose pic of the...

Thought I'd also post an upclose pic of the fasteners that fix the adventure powerparts skid plate to the mount bar. Ome of the other inmates posted a pic of his installed that was pretty spooky, in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
More later ... Sent from my SCH-I545 using...

More later ...

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Cool things ... ...

Cool things ...

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http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/2yhezeta.jpg

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Things that suck ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/epu7aza8.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/epu7aza8.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/2abuqeqe.jpg

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Didn't meet Scott while I was there ... I don't...

Didn't meet Scott while I was there ... I don't think.

VM

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
I only have 2 or 3. I'll get a few posted a...

I only have 2 or 3. I'll get a few posted a little bit later tonight.

Cheers,
VM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Those temps look pretty good! The afternoon...

Those temps look pretty good!

The afternoon and evening we're much better riding after getting through the preponderance of all the rain. Having a little bit of dinner now wIll hopefully be able...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hi HG, I'm holding a line northwest. Got out of...

Hi HG,
I'm holding a line northwest. Got out of Mortons with enough riding time to make It to Burlington NC. Found a KTM dealer in Mooresville, and will hit them when they open before rolling on....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Thanks. A friend gave me a ride from Dulles. MFI...

Thanks. A friend gave me a ride from Dulles. MFI (Angel) were great, and their techs worked hard and got sll the junk on the bike for me. Angel even helped further by taking all my stuff over to my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Talked with a few local riders I've met, and am...

Talked with a few local riders I've met, and am going to take 81/64 south. Weather not cooperating, but that's fine. No adventure without challenges.

VM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey XC, Departure time depends on delayed...

Hey XC,

Departure time depends on delayed meetings, and whether the shop can get everything put on in time. Either later in the afternoon, or Wednesday morning.

I'm looking at the roads here...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Eek Right. About an inch on the ground already....

Right. About an inch on the ground already. Tuesday is supposed to be nice, and melt a lot off, and I'm hoping to leave late Tuesday, or Wednesday. If riding south doesn't work, I may try to hire a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey man, Thanks for the response. Saw it...

Hey man,

Thanks for the response. Saw it earlier, but was out and around, kind of pulling this while thing together with a few last minute items.

Thanks much for the link. I'll look in over...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,260
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Help Request - Short Notice

Hey fellow inmates,

I flew out to VA last week on a business trip. It was supposed to be a round trip flight, but I accidentally visited a KTM dealer yesterday.

So now, I need to see if there...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 295,167
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Tuckers to TDF

Hi there,

Sounds like you have a fantastic trip planned. So much to see!

I'm sure others have warned you about the winds in Patagonia, but if not, words simply cannot describe the brutal winds...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,694
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hi all, Wanted to get back to a few threads...

Hi all,

Wanted to get back to a few threads that I'm long overdue for on posting replies to one or another thing I had in the fire.

Regarding the issue with my RM2 being too sticky or stiff...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Ride the park, regardless of traffic. It's...

Ride the park, regardless of traffic. It's magnificent, and you'll see some really interesting stuff. Tourons are tourons everywhere. But missing the park because of them will be a mistake.

vm
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,070
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
What he said! I spent some hairball hours this...

What he said! I spent some hairball hours this weekend with superhuman throttle management efforts to keep the F8 from lurching WTFO or stalling. Some significant, rocky, and very featured trails up...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,590
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
Hey guys, Thanks for all the information on...

Hey guys,

Thanks for all the information on the SEs. I'm going to have a look at one when I'm back home in Colorado in a week or so.

Cheers,
Mike
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,070
Posted By Vitruvian Mike
I'll definitely be in touch Mike. Not really...

I'll definitely be in touch Mike. Not really liking the crashbar option, but willing to invest in custom mounts for sure. I'll PM and we'll figure out how to make this happen.

Thanks!
vMike
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