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Forum: Beasts 06-03-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
I dig the pegs... Did quite a bit of forest...

I dig the pegs... Did quite a bit of forest service road riding a couple weekends ago. Really wanted a foot peg with a larger surface area and better bite. Anyone else got options? :ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2013, 07:05 AM
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Views: 9,011,435
Posted By CottonTop
I have to agree with Michael; we had no issues on...

I have to agree with Michael; we had no issues on the Dragon. Everyone I overtook used a pull-off. It was pretty light due to lots of rain over the weekend. But, Saturday afternoon was near ideal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2013, 09:26 PM
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Posted By CottonTop
Looks like a cop bike... Who called 5-0?

Looks like a cop bike... Who called 5-0?
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
The Kappa 33 l case came in. Wow - the is a nice...

The Kappa 33 l case came in. Wow - the is a nice piece. It mounts to the GIVI monokey system without issue. I like...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54726500@N08/8742257543/" title="May...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Wanna, the GIVI plate reuses the black plastic...

Wanna, the GIVI plate reuses the black plastic base that comes with the S-10. It takes the place of the plastic (silver) plate that comes on the bike and is almost twice the size. It has its own...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
This is the "large" topcase 45 liter; I have a 33...

This is the "large" topcase 45 liter; I have a 33 liter one on the way for weekend / day trip use. I picked up some reflective tape at the auto parts store to dress it up.
...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
My new GIVI luggage rack came in. I like - makes...

My new GIVI luggage rack came in. I like - makes a nice rack without the topcase installed. Good quality and the brushed finish is cool. Good hardware and easy to install.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,755
Posted By CottonTop
:ear:lurk All right; who can add something this...

:ear:lurk All right; who can add something this weekend. Weather not looking great, but I got a few spots in mind...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2013, 06:49 PM
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Views: 7,639,705
Posted By CottonTop
That's a fine woman, right there. Even looks...

That's a fine woman, right there. Even looks like a little prior road rash damage on the right arm... Sweet! :clap
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
The plate is great; nice thick aluminum, good...

The plate is great; nice thick aluminum, good welds, nice anodized finish. Just does not mount correctly.

Looking forward to the ride - can't wait! :clap
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
This was not exactly as expected... This is not...

This was not exactly as expected... This is not a skid plate; it mounts to the sump. I ordered it late one night. Oh well it will do on dirt roads until I get the Altrider installed. It is...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Excellent!!! Thanks, Pluric. This was just what...

Excellent!!! Thanks, Pluric. This was just what I was looking for, nice Saturday morning project. :clap
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
I had my first chance to take a longish road ride...

I had my first chance to take a longish road ride on my S-10; approx. 300 miles. And the front leaning seat has got to go. It was a literal pain in my... Where in this haystack can I find a...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
The winglets came in while I was out on a 3 day...

The winglets came in while I was out on a 3 day ride. They are the easiest thing I have ever installed. Hopefully they will add a little comfort at highway speeds.

...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Yep ArmyMedic, I am kinda leaning this way. Saw...

Yep ArmyMedic, I am kinda leaning this way. Saw Wolfman vendor down at BikeWeek in Daytona and was impressed with the quality. :nod
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Laugh Nice box... Does it come with a pad for your...

Nice box... Does it come with a pad for your wife's back?

RocketJohn, you kinda got a shoe thing going on, ain't cha???
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Is the $170 Yamaha tank bag worth it? Anybody...

Is the $170 Yamaha tank bag worth it? Anybody got one?
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
The maintenance cost on this are out of my...

The maintenance cost on this are out of my budget... :cry
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
RocketJohn I am diggin the side stand foot -...

RocketJohn I am diggin the side stand foot - every time I try to use the stock stand it in my yard she wants to sink - healthy girl...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
These are on my list... AlsoRan you are one of...

These are on my list... AlsoRan you are one of many who have recommended the AF-1 reflash. I did not realize it but I was in their dealership Saturday night. We were are the MotoGP race in...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26,171
Views: 5,000,459
Posted By CottonTop
If you are going to demo one - bring your...

If you are going to demo one - bring your checkbook. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
The new GIVI screen is on - test ride in the...

The new GIVI screen is on - test ride in the morning.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8646238859_65416cc45a_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/54726500@N08/8646238859/)

And a holdover from...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
The first upgrade item arrived today. GIVI 22"...

The first upgrade item arrived today. GIVI 22" touring screen. Props to Competition Accessories for the quick service. Ordered on 4-9-13, arrived today, and free shipping. Now to get it installed....
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
I followed that crazy son of a gun around north...

I followed that crazy son of a gun around north GA one spring on a 3 day trip. White lines, yellow lines, signs of any type do not apply to my man RoyQ. If you are going to ride with Roy make sure...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
The stock T mode seems very anemic; like I coked...

The stock T mode seems very anemic; like I coked the bike twice on take off... I never coked my Strom once in 5 years. In S the issue is gone. I wonder what Yamaha's intended use of T was??? ...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Wow, the AF-1 Re-flash makes that big a...

Wow, the AF-1 Re-flash makes that big a difference? $500 bucks time you pay shipping and ins., must be worth it. :ear
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
And pluric makes 3 - done! Altrider Skid Plate...

And pluric makes 3 - done! Altrider Skid Plate it is...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
100% agreed - no way on the planet I could ride...

100% agreed - no way on the planet I could ride this bike long haul 500+ miles with the stock windscreen. I would go insane...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Cajun, you are the second person to recommend the...

Cajun, you are the second person to recommend the Altrider skid plate. Now on my list... Thanks. :nod
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Crash bars are on my list. My friend RoyQ...

Crash bars are on my list. My friend RoyQ recommended the GIVIs. Says you can still get the side panels off if needed. I have had good results with GIVI gear in the past so I will likely give them...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
I found some led ones on eBay that I am going to...

I found some led ones on eBay that I am going to order. I think they will fit the overall style / attitude of the bike better. Post a pick when you get them install. :1drink
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9,300
Views: 3,686,383
Posted By CottonTop
This is great! Can you ditch the stock cans and...

This is great! Can you ditch the stock cans and go with a single carbon fiber exhaust can? I bet you would shed 15 lbs.
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
I guess I should say what my intending riding...

I guess I should say what my intending riding style / use will likely be -- mostly 2 lanes mountain roads, and FS or other mountain dirt roads. I am not into single track on a bike this big... I...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Thanks for the tips. I wish I could get up to...

Thanks for the tips. I wish I could get up to Helen this weekend. Not going to happen - work sucks! I will be up there weekend of the 26; I'll look for you.
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Rocket John, I suspect by your avatar you like...

Rocket John, I suspect by your avatar you like all types or racks. And I am with you on that... :evil
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Thanks, pluric -- where do you get a mod like...

Thanks, pluric -- where do you get a mod like this done? I suspect the local Yamaha shop is not the answer. :ear
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Nice looking rig, Snake Doctor. I like the bar...

Nice looking rig, Snake Doctor. I like the bar on the MadStad for the GPS - nice add. Like the Wolfman stuff too; good quality gear I have been told.
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Thanks, RocketJon - I ordered a GIVI touring...

Thanks, RocketJon - I ordered a GIVI touring screen last night. Had one on my Strom and it was great. If that does not do the trick I'll add the Madstad. Had that on the Strom as well.

I...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,616
Posted By CottonTop
Super Tenere - Top 3 Farkle / Upgrade Recommendations

My new bike - I finally got around to pulling the trigger on trading in the K7 V Strom 1000 for a new bike. I test rode this one Saturday and well ended up taking it home. I did kiss the Strom bye;...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-08-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10,501
Views: 3,455,364
Posted By CottonTop
CottonTop's New Ride

New, bone stock, as yet un-molested - let the fun begin.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8633595046_a284074fea_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/54726500@N08/8633595046/)
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