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Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Titan1969
Sony Action Cam

Had mine 2 years been through a lot and no issues.

See sig line for video sample 1080 with stabilization and battery last a long time. Really like the on off button mount case, it's on my helmet...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 917,764
Posted By Titan1969
Airhawk seat pad and Firstgear Kilimanjaro Suit

Airhawk pad for my dual sport, 600+ miles a day in the saddle couldn't be done without the air hawk.

First gear Kilimanjaro jacket and pants. Cool in the heat with a lot of ventilation and warm...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Titan1969
Alpinestar Scouts

Not a true dirt boot, but great compromise for protection and comfort. Doesn't leak either even standing in water.

Feet don't sweat either.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Titan1969
Race tech. ...

Race tech.
http://racetech.com/ProductSearch/2/Suzuki/DL650%20V-Strom/2004-09
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,863
Posted By Titan1969
what he said. with the stock seat, I couldnt make...

what he said. with the stock seat, I couldnt make it 200 miles a day before saddle soreness took hold...oh those plastic pieces under the foam hurt.

Airhawk fixed it all for $70, now I can do...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Titan1969
Spring - Eibach

I read much on replacing the entire rear shock assembly or just the spring.

I decided just upgrade the spring, I went with Eibach. I believe their website recommends a spring for the weight your...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4,289
Views: 833,065
Posted By Titan1969
Damn...do you hit some river crossings or power...

Damn...do you hit some river crossings or power wash the bike that may have gotten water into the bearing? I have just hand spun my rear when Changing tires and visual inspected the bearings but not...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-20-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,560
Posted By Titan1969
Ok I don't want a repeat of my Dalton trip home...

Ok I don't want a repeat of my Dalton trip home from Prudhoe. :lol3

Watch my sig vid.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4,289
Views: 833,065
Posted By Titan1969
Thanks. I think the video editing takes me as...

Thanks. I think the video editing takes me as much time, post trip as the actual trip itself. Lol. A lot of work, but ehhh better than watching old slide projector film. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,289
Views: 833,065
Posted By Titan1969
Vstrom and I are inseparable...well except on the Dalton

For any current or future Vstrom owners, see my sig video. The Vstrom never let me down riding from LA to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Next week I ride from LA to Mt Rushmore and hit Yellowstone along the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-20-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,560
Posted By Titan1969
Hitting Yellowstone May 1st

Great tips everyone. I'm heading to Yellowstone next week from LA. I plan on camping at least one night in Mammoth Springs. I see some snow forecasted, are the roads maintained to get into Mammoth...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-20-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,920
Posted By Titan1969
PM sent :D

PM sent :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-24-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,155
Posted By Titan1969
Strom...mine took me from LA to a Purdhoe Bay, AK...

Strom...mine took me from LA to a Purdhoe Bay, AK rough roads and all. See sig video. :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,920
Posted By Titan1969
Im in, ill be camping all 3 days. Really looking...

Im in, ill be camping all 3 days. Really looking forward to meeting Alex Chacon Im a big fan of his Motorcycle Diaries on YT.

Im also hanging a sign on my Vstrom asking if anyone is going to Baja...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-10-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 120,753
Posted By Titan1969
Dalton Highway, Ak

I made it up from Los Angeles to Deadhorse, Ak but not back down.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n221/Tony_Kehl/IMG_0668_zpsa6902a92.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-05-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Titan1969
I have had my start at 15 degrees. It rolls over...

I have had my start at 15 degrees. It rolls over easy but wouldn't fire well. I assumed the efi map just couldn't compensate for the temp so I did crack the throttle briefly, then let go, then tried...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-28-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,835
Posted By Titan1969
Used Vstrom can be had for $4000 or less in great...

Used Vstrom can be had for $4000 or less in great condition low miles. Then get a FZ also?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-26-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4,289
Views: 833,065
Posted By Titan1969
I second and third that...and I'm a former turbo...

I second and third that...and I'm a former turbo busa owner. Power is not my primary goal adventure riding. It's smelling the roses and not at 217 mph with 345hp:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-24-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4,289
Views: 833,065
Posted By Titan1969
You'll get all sorts of opinions. I have owned...

You'll get all sorts of opinions. I have owned several sportbikes and a turbo busa. I have a Wee because I want to adventure ride and see more places, but don't care about power. So for me it's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-14-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4,289
Views: 833,065
Posted By Titan1969
Wow looks tough even in the east on a Vstrom, I'd...

Wow looks tough even in the east on a Vstrom, I'd be starting in the west.

so I might stick with my plan to hit Baja in 2015. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-12-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4,289
Views: 833,065
Posted By Titan1969
Vstrom TAT ride reports?

I'm doing searches trying to find anyone who might have road a Vstrom on the TAT, not finding anything. If you know of link or ride report , let me know.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-10-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4,289
Views: 833,065
Posted By Titan1969
The End

The final video in a 4 part series is up...crash and....:huh

http://youtu.be/TWIjHGni-Hs
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,656
Posted By Titan1969
The end

Final video, crash and....

http://youtu.be/TWIjHGni-Hs
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,204
Posted By Titan1969
Bonus Crash The End

Final video, crash and....

http://youtu.be/TWIjHGni-Hs
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,420
Posted By Titan1969
Yep....love my Wee for what it is. A mule to get...

Yep....love my Wee for what it is. A mule to get me reliably from point to point. I road to from Los Angeles, CA to deadhorse, AK and the bike took a beating and never let me down.
I have never had...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Titan1969
Thanks Brown Eye. You and I met about a year ago...

Thanks Brown Eye. You and I met about a year ago at a Starbucks then rolled with some of your buddies for the day. We rolled up to Big Bear on a fire road had some lunch in town then to Top of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Titan1969
yep...very strong even stays on when I drop the...

yep...very strong even stays on when I drop the bike :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-05-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,525
Posted By Titan1969
Yep, I had sportbikes for many years never road...

Yep, I had sportbikes for many years never road dirt bikes. Then after enough of carnage with buddies and myself on sportbikes, I made a change to adventure riding. Sold off my high powered bikes for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Titan1969
Less Summer Tourist & RV Camping SoCal?

I moved to CA about 2 years ago and its been an awesome experience with my Vstrom. I camp at least once a month on weekends. Sept thru May seems fairly quiet at most campgrounds on PCH from LA to...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,014
Posted By Titan1969
I paid $3800 for my Weestrom with 5000 miles in...

I paid $3800 for my Weestrom with 5000 miles in excellent condition it was 3 years old. Threw about $2000 in farkles on and it's great. You will need an upgraded rear shock for two up. I had to do it...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By Titan1969
Yes yes yes....fantastic jacket. I have had mine...

Yes yes yes....fantastic jacket. I have had mine for 4 years and numerous weather conditions never leaks. See my sig video.
Buy one size larger lets you layer up underneath in cold weather or add a...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,035
Posted By Titan1969
Kohls calf high white socks. I double them up...

Kohls calf high white socks. I double them up when riding below freezing. See my sig video. Never had an issue with socks but maybe it's the Scout Boot I wear that make the difference. :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 63,085
Posted By Titan1969
I don't want the extra technology, or at least...

I don't want the extra technology, or at least the ability to purchase a less techy bike. For my adventure rides I want less, so their are less parts to fail. I also like the visceral feel of knowing...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,620
Posted By Titan1969
thanks I have a Vstrom though, ill check with...

thanks I have a Vstrom though, ill check with that gang.
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,620
Posted By Titan1969
I have these lights but I'm unsure if I can run...

I have these lights but I'm unsure if I can run them off the stock wiring? Everyone says you need a relay then others say no you don't. I'm so confused. :huh

Oh nice mount job by the way.
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By Titan1969
Yep mine made it through the dalton...

Yep mine made it through the dalton highway....Shake rattle and roll. No leaks :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By Titan1969
Vstrom. Less time fixing more time adventure...

Vstrom. Less time fixing more time adventure riding. :clap

Oh and affordable, use the extra cash to farkle and travel.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,486
Posted By Titan1969
[QUOTE=motorat;24511222]i have the sw mototech...

[QUOTE=motorat;24511222]i have the sw mototech crash bars and the plate is from
yann
http://enduroguardian.com/

Yep... Awesome plating :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,263
Posted By Titan1969
Yep my nearly stock suspension DL650 made it to...

Yep my nearly stock suspension DL650 made it to Deadhorse from LA. :clap

I had no complaints and never felt the bike would ever strand me even when being pounded and dropped a few times on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,263
Posted By Titan1969
Yep and I'm 6'4" no issues on my Vstrom. I just...

Yep and I'm 6'4" no issues on my Vstrom. I just upgraded the suspension and some other farkles, it's lighter and less maintenance.
Do you want to ride or wrench on a motorcycle. I'd rather ride.
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