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Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
I use the Givi enduro tank bag I already had on...

I use the Givi enduro tank bag I already had on my Wee. It is pretty tough, can be expanded and has a detachable waist belt. The only drawback is the lack of a decent carrying strap.

I had no...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
Who cares about the looks when you are riding it?...

Who cares about the looks when you are riding it?

And yes, I am talking motorbikes here :evil
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
Yeah I'm sure that seats are just as personal as...

Yeah I'm sure that seats are just as personal as windcreens.

I got a sore bum on the stock Wee seat and fitted a Sargent one and the difference was huge. I am keeping an eye on their website to...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
Yesterday was a rare glorious sunny and warm...

Yesterday was a rare glorious sunny and warm spring Sunday here in England so I took the Vee2 for a tour round the Southwest - Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, riding mainly fast A roads.
...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
Hi Mirko, Great to hear from you, and I hope...

Hi Mirko,

Great to hear from you, and I hope the ride is going well for you and your wife! What a great opportunity to put the new Vee through its paces, and see more of the world at the same...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
No, because you can't open them without the key,...

No, because you can't open them without the key, so every time you have to switch off the engine if you need something.
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
Since I got the adventure pack for free when I...

Since I got the adventure pack for free when I bought my bike I can't complain about the bags too much ;)

They are plasticky, not very big, side loading, and can only be opened with the ignition...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
Cool. I'm waiting for Touratech to release the...

Cool. I'm waiting for Touratech to release the pannier and top racks so I can fit the Zega Pro boxes from my old Wee. From the pic I reckon they have kept the asymmetrical layout so both my panniers...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,471
Posted By faded_Glory
I test rode both (the S10 a while ago, not the...

I test rode both (the S10 a while ago, not the latest model) and I picked the Vee2 because it is lighter and the V twin has more character.

Choosing between these two bikes is a personal thing....
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
Back home after a brilliant 3 days in Wales and...

Back home after a brilliant 3 days in Wales and with the Vee2 now close to 600 miles on the clock. To sum up my thoughts, compared to the K9 Wee I had before:

What I like best:

-The increased...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
When I bought the bike I innocently suggested...

When I bought the bike I innocently suggested that the first service was going to be free - no cigar, I have to pay a fixed price.

My Wee had its 14,500 miles service coming up and they quoted...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
Yes it is a bit higher than the Wee (at least the...

Yes it is a bit higher than the Wee (at least the pre-2012 Wee). I can put the ball of my foot on the ground whereas I could flatfoot the Wee. I will be looking at aftermarket saddles, hopefully they...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
As always, ths review is one guy's personal...

As always, ths review is one guy's personal opinion and he is entitled to it.

Points I disagree with:

- His beef about the handlebars. To be honest I had to go out and look at the bars on my...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
The owner's manual has a loose leaf insert with...

The owner's manual has a loose leaf insert with the revised maintenance schedule. First service at 600 miles, then every 7500 miles or annually. I don't know the costs, I think the 600 mile one is...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
No, they won't. For that you'll be looking at...

No, they won't. For that you'll be looking at aftermarket cases, or Suzuki do a top box that supposedly holds 'most full face helmets' according to the blurb.
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
Just a quick update on todays riding. I...

Just a quick update on todays riding. I criss-crossed Snowdonia under dark skies but no rain - which is pretty good weather for Wales :nod

The saddle is definitely too hard for comfort over longer...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
I picked up my new black Vee2 yesterday. As I...

I picked up my new black Vee2 yesterday. As I mentioned up-thread I got the adventure pack thrown in for free, and added a centre stand myself.

To celebrate and give it a first workout, I am...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By faded_Glory
I hate to think of what she did to you when you...

I hate to think of what she did to you when you first met :huh
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
Hehehe I had pretty much the same idea :) ...

Hehehe I had pretty much the same idea :)

Mine is black, I thought of spraying the bill deep yellow and put Roadrunner stickies on the side.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
I might probably have been able to pick up a...

I might probably have been able to pick up a Super Tenere for not much more, and some people will say that is more bike for your money. I love Yamahas and I test rode one a while ago but found it too...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,540
Posted By faded_Glory
I bought my Vee2 today, also in the UK. I got the...

I bought my Vee2 today, also in the UK. I got the Adventure Pack for free, and 500 off the list price. Dealer said that the bikes were not moving very fast. The adventure pack includes panniers,...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By faded_Glory
Thanks guys, that's what I suspected. I will do...

Thanks guys, that's what I suspected. I will do my sums and see if the upgrade is going to be worth it for me.

fG
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By faded_Glory
Question Wee upgrade - re-using farkles?

I am considering to trade in my 2009 Wee for a new 2012 ABS model, and I'm wondering which of my farkles I can port across from this list:

- Madstad screen bracket
- fork brace
- Sargent saddle...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,563
Posted By faded_Glory
Very nice report of a great tour! Nice to...

Very nice report of a great tour!

Nice to see a Vstrom trip. I bought my own Wee from Pro-Bike back in 2010. I confess I have ogled other bikes from time to time but still love her too much for a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 166,536
Posted By faded_Glory
Yes it has a balance shaft. It is a little vibey...

Yes it has a balance shaft. It is a little vibey but nothing too serious.

fG
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,986
Posted By faded_Glory
I dropped my Wee when pushing it backwards out of...

I dropped my Wee when pushing it backwards out of the shed. I didn't have a lot of space for myself between the bike and the doorpost, so I decided to lean it away from me - not smart. It slowly...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 166,536
Posted By faded_Glory
I see your SR 400 and I raise you my SRX-6: ...

I see your SR 400 and I raise you my SRX-6:

http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv201/snijderj/SRX-6/DSC000991024x575.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,328
Posted By faded_Glory
That's my story too. Did exactly the same thing...

That's my story too. Did exactly the same thing you mention here a month ago, wasn't quite convinced and have been trying to think it thru ever since.

My conclusion is that I may at some point in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,250
Posted By faded_Glory
It also explains why a seasoned ADV Rider like...

It also explains why a seasoned ADV Rider like you can't tell his East from his West :lol3

fG
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,250
Posted By faded_Glory
Just wanted to say that I enjoy your RR very...

Just wanted to say that I enjoy your RR very much. You are a very good photographer and I like your commentary. I also can't fault you for your choice of bike :thumbup :D

One small tip, in case...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 859,594
Posted By faded_Glory
This one: ...

This one:

http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv201/snijderj/SRX-6/12421.jpg (http://s684.photobucket.com/user/snijderj/media/SRX-6/12421.jpg.html)

It is small, it is beautiful and it is in my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,827
Posted By faded_Glory
The Wee fits your critera perfectly, if you do...

The Wee fits your critera perfectly, if you do something about the screen. I heard the new model is better than the old one in this respect but can't testify to that. I use the Madstad bracket on my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,328
Posted By faded_Glory
How would the Switchback be for touring, say a...

How would the Switchback be for touring, say a week to ten days, 250 - 300 miles a day or so, solo camping? No offroad, few motorways, mainly secondary roads, hilly country (read: France, Spain,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,328
Posted By faded_Glory
Mmmm, I think I might go and test ride a couple...

Mmmm, I think I might go and test ride a couple more of them...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,328
Posted By faded_Glory
Congratulations on finally riding your beautiful...

Congratulations on finally riding your beautiful new bike! I hope you will enjoy it for a long time and many miles.

I am also looking round for a cruiser type bike, I feel I'm slowly getting to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,428
Posted By faded_Glory
Thanks for all the nice feedback, guys. I can...

Thanks for all the nice feedback, guys. I can only recommend going to Crete but you probably would want to stay out of the summer season, if possible. The coast will be packed, hotel space may be...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,290
Posted By faded_Glory
This may make you go green with envy, so forgive...

This may make you go green with envy, so forgive me ....

As I reported in this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11236359#post11236359
I found a brand new one 2 1/2 years...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,428
Posted By faded_Glory
Day 7 - back to Chania and out

Little to say about the final day of my trip. I chose for the last time some nice and twisty interior roads to get me back to Chania, instead of following the fast but boring coastal highway. Plenty...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,428
Posted By faded_Glory
Day 6 - Heraklion and the Palace of Knossos

I spent the next two nights in Heraklion, the capital of Crete. A lively, busy city with a wonderful pedestrianised centre, cafes, shops and ancient monuments everywhere. Even in November the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,428
Posted By faded_Glory
Day 5 - Through Oroseia Dikti to Heraklion

Day 5 and time to start the return leg. This day I wanted to visit some more ruins (they make me feel young, you see) and then head towards Heraklion, the capital of Crete and the site of the most...
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