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Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Finally looks correct without the canister crap. ...

Finally looks correct without the canister crap.

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Hyperstrada/i-Mxhw49H/0/X3/DSC01775-X3.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 06:19 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
OEM Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport.

OEM Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-03-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Interesting tire wear on the Hyperstrada compared...

Interesting tire wear on the Hyperstrada compared to the BMWs I've owned. On the BMWs the front chicken strip is always wider than the rear tire. A lot wider.

On the Hyperstrada the chicken strips...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Nope. Getting rid of that unnecessary canister is...

Nope. Getting rid of that unnecessary canister is good enough.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Canisterectomy for my Strada this weekend. The...

Canisterectomy for my Strada this weekend. The bike was designed without one for Europe. It was added to meet California requirements. Unnecessary in Texas so the bike needs to be restored to Euro...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
You are right. There are so many great...

You are right.

There are so many great roads out there. Now that the Talimena Pkwy has been closed 19 miles west of 259, there is a super fun 19 mile road with zero traffic. :ricky Must be damage...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Just a fun 3 mile long bit of candy. Same length...

Just a fun 3 mile long bit of candy. Same length as a racetrack. Very few cars. Twisty climb up an Oklahoma "mountain". Very close to the Talimena Scenic Byway (a 50 mile Ouachita Mountain version of...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Other/Various-Photos/i-...

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Other/Various-Photos/i-Dpg2rrr/0/X3/259-OK-X3.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
259? No, everyone should avoid that road. All...

259? No, everyone should avoid that road. All mine. :evil

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Other/Various-Photos/i-QhtMBSm/0/X2/Fun-Sweepers-X2.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
When I purchased the Hyperstrada I thought the...

When I purchased the Hyperstrada I thought the engine turned over slowly, especially when the engine was hot. The dealer tested the battery and said it was good, that all Ducatis did the same. Gotta...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Torn between knobbies and cornering grip, the...

Torn between knobbies and cornering grip, the street oriented dual sport seem like an OK compromise.

I'm actually eyeing the next generation Pirelli Scorpion or Angel GT for the next tire.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
I installed the T-Rex frame slider and water pump...

I installed the T-Rex frame slider and water pump protector in a few minutes. Probably the easiest install ever because the parts fit perfectly. About $260 for everything.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Hypermotard, SP or Hyperstrada, all fun little...

Hypermotard, SP or Hyperstrada, all fun little bikes. I find the suspension on the Hyperstrada just fine for my backroad exploration.

What I enjoy is the dirt bike positioning with all of the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Complete system installed into the Ducati...

Complete system installed into the Ducati Tankbag; Motochello Entertainment System, B2B Kenwood Radio, Escort Redline and Garmim 590 GPS with TPM.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By RL Lemke
The above delay is good for 8 amps, which is a...

The above delay is good for 8 amps, which is a whole lot of electronic farkles.

My consumption is:

10 watts GPS
3 watts Redline
2.4 Watts - Motochello

1.3 amps
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By RL Lemke
Inline power supply delay. 8 amp farkle protection.

I've encountered an issue with powering-up electronic farkles with turning on the ignition key, then starting the bike. Especially affected is the Garmin GPS.

I purchased a tiny inline power delay...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-28-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Received the Ducati tankbag and starting the...

Received the Ducati tankbag and starting the electrification process. Adding Zumo 590, Motochello entertainment, Escort Redline and Kenwood GMRS B2B to the bag. The missing RAM and Powerlet parts all...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
How about the Rizoma ones? ...

How about the Rizoma ones?

http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore/prodimages/PM508B_01.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Hyperstrada/i-5KcH9cg/0...

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Hyperstrada/i-5KcH9cg/0/X3/DSC01615-X3.jpg

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Hyperstrada/i-BRkZ45x/0/X3/DSC01617-X3.jpg

I added clear protective film to the tie down...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
I'll stop by T-Rex then. Maybe take the bike for...

I'll stop by T-Rex then. Maybe take the bike for them to consider.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
But then, I have no experience with sliders. Just...

But then, I have no experience with sliders. Just thinking about how road surfaces aren't smooth with cracks and uneven pavement surfaces.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Woodcraft is certainly stronger than most others...

Woodcraft is certainly stronger than most others because of the additional frame connection.

My concern is the knob catching on something while sliding.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
The other center sliders, connected only as an...

The other center sliders, connected only as an extension of the engine mount bolt, seem risky. T-Rex, by adding an additional frame mount, spreads any load, and provides lateral support for slides.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Stickers are now removed, and saved in one of the...

Stickers are now removed, and saved in one of the books that came with the bike.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Considering the T-Rex slider to protect the...

Considering the T-Rex slider to protect the mid-section. They are located a couple blocks from my office.

http://t-rex-racing.com/imgs/large/N82-14-Display3.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
The stickers are ugly. Need to remove them. Maybe...

The stickers are ugly. Need to remove them. Maybe save them with the manuals?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
I set the Cycle-Ergo to 6' 2" and 34" inseam. ...

I set the Cycle-Ergo to 6' 2" and 34" inseam.

Purchased the Hyperstrada yesterday, rode it home this AM.

The above video link shows my kind of riding. I'll Mototote to the best parts of the US...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
5 part Ducati Backyard Adventure YouTube series...

5 part Ducati Backyard Adventure YouTube series with the Hyperstrada.

http://ducatibackyardadventures.com/

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Hyperstrada/i-VLSSg3c/0/X2/Backyard-X2.png
...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-15-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
There are plenty of new 2013s out there for...

There are plenty of new 2013s out there for $10,399. Heck of a deal. :deal
Forum: Road Warriors 05-14-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Good info on the secret torque values. Necessary...

Good info on the secret torque values. Necessary for those of us who like to at a minimum change the fluids.

I'm still comparing options.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-14-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
From Owners manual: Lubrication circuit...

From Owners manual:

Lubrication circuit SHELL - Advance 4T Ultra 0.87 gal (3.3 cu. dm (liters))

Torque specs and whether the 5mm, or 6mm, Allen drain bolt, remain a secret.

The screen...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-13-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
BTW: There are two new 2013 Hyperstradas in El...

BTW: There are two new 2013 Hyperstradas in El Paso for $10,399. A heck of a lot of motorcycle for a value price. They have been shipping Ducatis all over the US.

Compared to the Yamaha FJ-09,...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-13-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Riders coming from the street bike world,...

Riders coming from the street bike world, accustomed to the big windscreen, fairing and gauges between them and the road, will find the dirt bike seating position and wide open front view with the...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-12-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
The long way can be the most fun.

The long way can be the most fun.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-12-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
Your Rampart Range video and photos made me much...

Your Rampart Range video and photos made me much more comfortable with the purchase switch from the 690 to the Hyperstrada.

A video thing we do is to ride behind other riders to make the...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-11-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
OK, let's step back to the Road Warrior...

OK, let's step back to the Road Warrior perspective, and place supermoto wheels on the KTM 690, option in Europe, then compare the Hyperstrada with the 690 Enduro.
...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-10-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By RL Lemke
One more comparison from this video: ...

One more comparison from this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dHYJemSG40

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/590390Comparo/i-Nh7FdWC/0/X3/Mr-GPS-e-X3.png
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-10-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By RL Lemke
Mr. GPS - Best sunlight 590LM & 390LM Comparison

While I don't understand what Mr. GPS is saying, beyond a few words, his comparisons are exactly what I'm looking for. That is an objective comparison between the two current Zumo 590 & 390 units in...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
I like Michael Neeves' reviews the best: ...

I like Michael Neeves' reviews the best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=16&v=z88g4Dzi_pQ

Long distance review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_XSahwAZZg
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 125,947
Posted By RL Lemke
My same dilemma, one which I resolved after...

My same dilemma, one which I resolved after riding the Hyperstrada, and thinking about PCH south of Leggett, Mattole Road, and Hwy 36 over to Red Bluff.

In reality the new 2013 Hyperstrada is...
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