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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By SilentRay
No. Try the "Beasts" section

No. Try the "Beasts" section
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 76,404
Posted By SilentRay
HOLY SHEEP SHIT ! COOKIN IS RIGHT :clap

HOLY SHEEP SHIT ! COOKIN IS RIGHT :clap
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 132,107
Posted By SilentRay
Yes I had dealings with them ... and it wasn't...

Yes I had dealings with them ... and it wasn't good. Long weekend on the road and had a rear tire blowout on Sunday.
Got the bike over there. They were open for business on Monday. Only ones around...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,492
Posted By SilentRay
Not sure on the heat issue but I found that when...

Not sure on the heat issue but I found that when riding in rain for an extended time with the grip puppies, they would swell and get a bit loose. So I took them off and riding without any.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8,567
Views: 3,482,393
Posted By SilentRay
Yup. Specs say it'll do 120+

Yup. Specs say it'll do 120+
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,567
Views: 3,482,393
Posted By SilentRay
1980 XS1100 Special

Just picked it up. Stock, only two owners, never ridden in rain, runs exc. Definitely need to get rid of the buck horn bars !
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-17-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,931
Posted By SilentRay
05 with 76k. Running great

05 with 76k. Running great
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 1,864,022
Posted By SilentRay
Really ? 15 - 16 lbs on the rear rack could...

Really ? 15 - 16 lbs on the rear rack could damage the sub frame !!! Wow
Forum: Face plant 04-15-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 32,803
Posted By SilentRay
Got in too late to contact NTSB and Avon but will...

Got in too late to contact NTSB and Avon but will tomorrow morn.
Forum: Face plant 04-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 32,803
Posted By SilentRay
Once again, tire had less than 450 miles on it, i...

Once again, tire had less than 450 miles on it, i didn't run over anything that i was aware of, and no visible punctures looking at it from the inside. Speed was only 65 ish and we were well under...
Forum: Face plant 04-15-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 32,803
Posted By SilentRay
"Avon"

"Avon"
Forum: Face plant 04-15-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 32,803
Posted By SilentRay
Avon Storm tires

My tire was a Avo Storm ST 2 Ultra. This tire is no longer made. I didn't realize that before i ordered it. It was a three year old tire. Dealer that looked at it yesterday said it doesn't matter...
Forum: Face plant 04-14-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 32,803
Posted By SilentRay
Will do. Been awake since 4. Cant sleep thinking...

Will do. Been awake since 4. Cant sleep thinking about what could have happened. Gonna try not to dwell on that.
Thanks
Forum: Face plant 04-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 32,803
Posted By SilentRay
"Riding" two up

"Riding" two up
Forum: Face plant 04-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 32,803
Posted By SilentRay
Rehashing an old post. Just had a blowout on a...

Rehashing an old post. Just had a blowout on a Avon Storm that only had 450 miles on it. Doing speed limit of 65 on I 40. 98 ST1100. Ring two up with luggage.

Managed to coast to a stop. Got...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By SilentRay
Hip problems

That's part of the reason i went with standards and dual sport bikes. Taller seat to peg height makes all the difference in the world to me. Plus having my feet below my knees feels more natural.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38,628
Views: 10,262,276
Posted By SilentRay
He was focused on the hooker with the high heels...

He was focused on the hooker with the high heels :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38,628
Views: 10,262,276
Posted By SilentRay
And front brake :huh:yikes:dunno

And front brake :huh:yikes:dunno
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-13-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 462,306
Posted By SilentRay
05 WeeStrom 6fiddy 36 front 40 rear 19"...

05 WeeStrom 6fiddy

36 front 40 rear
19" front 17" rear
Front bias Rear radial
D/o/m Not sure, haven't checked.
This set has seen mostly pavement which included a 1k iron butt ride when...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 462,306
Posted By SilentRay
I now have 7k miles on my 705 rear on the 650...

I now have 7k miles on my 705 rear on the 650 Wee. That includes an iron butt ride about 1k ago, lots of dirt, quite a few fast paced 250 mile hwy rides. I keep checking the tread blocks to make sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,964
Posted By SilentRay
Hooks suck

Soft ties on the bars to cam straps with carabiners on each end. The strap may loosen up some, but no way the straps coming loose from the attaching point.

And don't get the cheapo wally world 1"...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,654
Posted By SilentRay
I only get 10-12K out of any chain. I ride a lot...

I only get 10-12K out of any chain. I ride a lot of dirt and the Wee sees a lot of rainy day rides and creeks. Lots of days it's all of the above combined. Ride more, clean less.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 40,116
Posted By SilentRay
Magnetic tank bags don't work too well with the...

Magnetic tank bags don't work too well with the Strom tank. Strap/harness bags are more secure imop.


http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tank/11index.html
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,654
Posted By SilentRay
I'll never buy kits again

You can get a much better price buying the chain and sprockets separately. I've been buying just about everything from Bike Bandit lately. Bike Master chain $62. Front and rear sprockets $42. Most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 45,068
Posted By SilentRay
I know three riders that are now running a car...

I know three riders that are now running a car tire on the rear. One Goldwing, a Valkyrie, and a VTX 1800. Maybe its a Honda thing.:lol3

The Wing rider is 300# plus and 6'3" and rides that thing...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 421,682
Posted By SilentRay
Should be nice for $120 plus shipping. Ram ball...

Should be nice for $120 plus shipping. Ram ball screwed into one of the handle bar screw locations works just fine. Under 20 bucks.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/5510/230/
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,939
Posted By SilentRay
I can see it now

For Sale : 2012 Triumph Scrambler with only 30 pampered miles... never off road.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,768
Posted By SilentRay
If their both pretty much even in the farkle...

If their both pretty much even in the farkle dept., i would go for the one that appears to be better maintained.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,875
Posted By SilentRay
Only ridden the Versys a couple of times and only...

Only ridden the Versys a couple of times and only once in the dirt. My Wee handles the dirt mix several times better than the V. My only suspension mod is Sonic springs in the forks and 12 weight...
Forum: Road warriors 02-29-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By SilentRay
Not concerned about the the abs in the dirt, it's...

Not concerned about the the abs in the dirt, it's the linked feature that can wash out the front i'll have to contend with. Don't plan on looking for dirt roads with this bike, but know i'll be on em...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By SilentRay
Lucky you. That's a good feature. The 1200's are...

Lucky you. That's a good feature. The 1200's are definitely a better all around bike, but i just can't spend the extra dough on one. But to be honest, i like the looks of the 1150's better, whether...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By SilentRay
That's what i'm afraid of. That tempting sweet...

That's what i'm afraid of. That tempting sweet spot. :lol3 Need to keep my CDL. Guess i'll need to keep repeating that to myself when riding her.

It's no Busa, but she's so comfy you don't...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,391
Posted By SilentRay
V twins rock

V twins rock
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By SilentRay
No alternating brake failure lights. Just the...

No alternating brake failure lights. Just the startup flashing.

Yeah, after some googling i was disappointed to find out the linked brakes can't easily be unlinked.

Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By SilentRay
:yikes :loco :lol3 :clap Holy ice burg. Hope you...

:yikes :loco :lol3 :clap Holy ice burg. Hope you had heated gear to go with the heated grips. I've ridden in 18 degree weather before, but fortunately it was dry. That black ice will f you up.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By SilentRay
True dat. I could have picked up two within 200...

True dat. I could have picked up two within 200 miles of here, with 40-50k on em for $4800 to $6000. I held out and found this low mileage one for just a few more bucks. Plus to boot, he made me a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By SilentRay
No flashing lights yet, except for the "brake...

No flashing lights yet, except for the "brake failure" flashing at startup before rolling. Still haven't heard why they engineered it to do that!!!
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By SilentRay
Good info. Thanks. It was already starting to...

Good info. Thanks. It was already starting to concern me about having to use the "enricher" so much. I'm use to carb bikes with chokes. The Stroms don't have either. Well the Strom does but it's not...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,579
Posted By SilentRay
Yeah, if i keep the bike long enough to put...

Yeah, if i keep the bike long enough to put significant wear on the shocks, i'll seriously think about the Ohlins. But at about 2k just for the shocks, i don't know. Remember im coming off a Wee and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,761
Posted By SilentRay
My DR650 done fine last summer in Colorado at...

My DR650 done fine last summer in Colorado at 10-12k ft. Pulled the snorkel and she done ok. Like others have said, it was down on power though.
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