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Old 08-05-2011, 07:04 AM   #7546
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Anyone riding tomorrow? early thirty? no off-road, strictly broken pavement, smooth pavement or short gravel hops. Needs some miles on this thing.

I have a commitment late tomorrow afternoon but I could do an early ride out to eat lunch or something like that.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:42 AM   #7547
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Anyone riding tomorrow? early thirty? no off-road, strictly broken pavement, smooth pavement or short gravel hops. Needs some miles on this thing.

I have a commitment late tomorrow afternoon but I could do an early ride out to eat lunch or something like that.
You pick up another air filter yet? Or is that one cleanable? Of course, if you stay out front, doesn't matter:BIGGRIN
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:52 AM   #7548
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Gurrrr I need my new debit card to come in so I can order crap. How the hell have I made it 15 years of riding motorcycles and not have acquired some tire tools. Out of all the tools I have I do not own a single tire iron. And I can't finish my bike with out them.

Or can I................. To be continued.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:21 AM   #7549
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You pick up another air filter yet? Or is that one cleanable? Of course, if you stay out front, doesn't matter:BIGGRIN
Over seas units come with a uni type cleanable filter but the US spec bikes come with you guessed it a paper filter. I don't plan on much if any gravel since I don't have a headlight protector either and it has some high dollar projector beam headlight box that if the lense get's busted/cracked you have to replace the whole box.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:32 AM   #7550
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Gurrrr I need my new debit card to come in so I can order crap. How the hell have I made it 15 years of riding motorcycles and not have acquired some tire tools. Out of all the tools I have I do not own a single tire iron. And I can't finish my bike with out them.

Or can I................. To be continued.

It's easy enough to do with a couple of flat head screwdrivers. It's just much easier to pinch a tube with a screwdriver vs a proper tire iron. For a little more security you could grind the edges down a little and put a couple of wraps of tape on the screwdriver.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:49 AM   #7551
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I don't plan on much if any gravel since I don't have a headlight protector either and it has some high dollar projector beam headlight box that if the lense get's busted/cracked you have to replace the whole box.
Again, not a problem, if you don't get behind anyone. ;-)
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:53 AM   #7552
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Anyone riding tomorrow? early thirty? no off-road, strictly broken pavement, smooth pavement or short gravel hops. Needs some miles on this thing.

I have a commitment late tomorrow afternoon but I could do an early ride out to eat lunch or something like that.
Let me know about riding ...
I want to take a look at the Suzuki tail bag you have and see if it will work on the back of the vstrom.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:54 AM   #7553
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Over seas units come with a uni type cleanable filter but the US spec bikes come with you guessed it a paper filter. I don't plan on much if any gravel since I don't have a headlight protector either and it has some high dollar projector beam headlight box that if the lense get's busted/cracked you have to replace the whole box.
Duc tape

I'm up for a good ride, what time you want to leave?
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:55 AM   #7554
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Let me know about riding ...
I want to take a look at the Suzuki tail bag you have and see if it will work on the back of the vstrom.
I've got a nice set of Nelson Rigg saddlebags and maybe a Cortech tailbag I'd sell you for the right price
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:59 AM   #7555
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Anyone riding tomorrow? early thirty? no off-road, strictly broken pavement, smooth pavement or short gravel hops. Needs some miles on this thing.

I have a commitment late tomorrow afternoon but I could do an early ride out to eat lunch or something like that.
If I get the boat sold tonight, I may get up early and go for a good ride...
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:03 AM   #7556
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Let me know about riding ...
I want to take a look at the Suzuki tail bag you have and see if it will work on the back of the vstrom.
It is for a DRZ400, I used it on my Strom with OEM rack but had to use zip-ties as a loop point. I like the bag but it's not very good on any other bike but a DRZ with OEM rack. It won't work at all on the yamaha with out a bungie cord and even then I lost the bungie cord on the last ride but the bag stayed on somehow.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:12 AM   #7557
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....I fixed it:



Now you cannot make fun of me anymore!

Oh and I say, go get that bike. How much is expedited shipping from Europe?
Or any less
I liked the Supah MC guy better...
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:17 AM   #7558
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:26 AM   #7559
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well I got the tire mounted and my Old XL is now complete again. I do have one tire spoon. but the only tire it has even been used on until now was the 6 ply IRC baja tire I ran on the back of my XR when I raced. We use this thing as one hell of a pry bar. It's only just over 2 feet long and the spoon is close to 2 inches wide... My dad used it in his automotive shop to lift up on front tires on cars to check for slack in the lower ball joints. Well with it and one flat head to hold the bead down getting started I got it mounted in 10 minuets.

I'll get pictures up later. and in the proper thread
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:36 PM   #7560
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My wife just said this regarding a friend who just bought his first bike, a Kawasaki Super Sherpa:

"i don't even remember if he told me what kind he bought... and if he did it would have sounded like this to me: wah, wah, wah,, number, number, number, get ready to smile and looked stoked and pretend its the most awesomest bike ever."

I think it pretty accurately sums up her thoughts on motorcycling.
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