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Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 115,097
Posted By Zapp22
FWIW this is the case with the Tiger 800xc and...

FWIW this is the case with the Tiger 800xc and the new V-strom 650 XT - check the specs and you see the adv wheels are heavier - only slight with the 'strom since they swapped 17/19's for the same. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,324
Posted By Zapp22
i have both [multiples] and love both for what...

i have both [multiples] and love both for what they are, but to say the DL beats the DR on anything but paved road is silly.... sorry.
one only has to hop one object on each bike [try it on the DL]...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,704
Posted By Zapp22
surely you checked the most obvious: the clutch...

surely you checked the most obvious: the clutch switch and the sidestand switch?
ask me how i know
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8,010
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By Zapp22
Thumb come to think of it, this post/thread/threat is...

come to think of it, this post/thread/threat is exactly analogous to the old Fable of the Stone Soup :freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,081
Views: 1,292,169
Posted By Zapp22
vote for Pedro, and all your wildest dreams will...

vote for Pedro, and all your wildest dreams will come true :deal

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8,010
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By Zapp22
Laugh ahem.... there are problems... and then there are...

ahem.... there are problems... and then there are PROBLEMS@!!!@ with every bike...
problems that I can fix myself at my leisure are far preferable than problems that are intractable, require dealer...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 86,582
Posted By Zapp22
anyone have a source/link for passenger peg...

anyone have a source/link for passenger peg extensions? :ear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 86,582
Posted By Zapp22
whiteguy [:wink:], while all this is fresh, do us...

whiteguy [:wink:], while all this is fresh, do us all a favor and post links to your farkles. that little detail always gets lost when we're all interested and then can't figure out which part is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 86,582
Posted By Zapp22
But..

but bet she has a great personality :deal

so, what's the ride like with those spokers?
I'm recalling a ride review in one of the mags re: triumph tiger 800 - the rider/writer had ridden the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 108,313
Views: 21,671,869
Posted By Zapp22
worse here... I went that long on M/C, and about...

worse here... I went that long on M/C, and about 10 years on autos, then had 5 flats on my 4-wheel car in about 4 months, 2 on my wife's car, 2 on my M/C - all within 6 months.
worse still is I have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 742,380
Posted By Zapp22
Thumb dunno the diffs, but had the sw motech basher etc...

dunno the diffs, but had the sw motech basher etc on my original k4 wee and it was a great piece. i beat the living shine out of it every which way. no telling what all it saved me in repairs etc. i...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 86,582
Posted By Zapp22
I like the white :freaky

I like the white :freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,894
Posted By Zapp22
imho the only single that comes close to slab-fit...

imho the only single that comes close to slab-fit is F650, but on its best day, it comes off as a "Weestrom minus". KLR? no way Jose'
versys, FJ, even CBX, and compare them all to Wee2. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,238
Posted By Zapp22
i respect the observations here and those who...

i respect the observations here and those who post them - just to point something out: the very thing the V2 gets dinged for in the "media" is that it DOESN'T feel "sportbike"-like on the road. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7,081
Views: 1,292,169
Posted By Zapp22
you're saying deafness is a virtue. one...

you're saying deafness is a virtue.

one thing about hearing loss: in rare cases does the person suffering hearing loss acknowledge such until its very, very, very far gone.
2nd, for 99% of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 108,313
Views: 21,671,869
Posted By Zapp22
guess its already covered: difficult, if not...

guess its already covered: difficult, if not impossible, to route the fuel line where it will gravity feed from IMS tank. either use the stock valve with the vaccuum line, or you will need to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 108,313
Views: 21,671,869
Posted By Zapp22
see above.

see above.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 108,313
Views: 21,671,869
Posted By Zapp22
Turn signal relocation plate

I have my CAD files still... Turnsignal relocation brackets on Ebay 'til I ran out of release 1.1...

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Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 108,313
Views: 21,671,869
Posted By Zapp22
Risers

gang I need to split hairs on controls position. I have a couple sets of risers, but need a pair that are ~+/- 20mm or even a hair shorter.
anyone have an orphan pair to trade or sell?
anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Zapp22
do yourself a huge favor and at least sit on all...

do yourself a huge favor and at least sit on all of the aforementioned bikes. top-heaviness is going to be a new experience where you're coming from.
you should determine when you're 'sitting'...
Forum: Vendors 04-12-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 289,536
Posted By Zapp22
i'm about there. I can go 2 hours with...

i'm about there. I can go 2 hours with sheepskin. I did better with a modded stock seat on my last v-strom, but I will say their workmanship is pretty good, and if one wants a 'cruiser-like' seat...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 86,582
Posted By Zapp22
Laugh whenever they do stop DR production, it will move...

whenever they do stop DR production, it will move from "cult-like" status to "cult" :rofl. and the price of good used ones will begin the inexorable rise
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 108,313
Views: 21,671,869
Posted By Zapp22
Eek this may be old news but...

you long timers will know the "3rd gear" saga - a few here have suffered the disease. Came across this via the excellent ride report writeup "ends of the earth" . ugly
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Zapp22
yes, that's the genesis of this fracas. I had a...

yes, that's the genesis of this fracas. I had a PO brake issue, ended up ruining the rear brake hose, got new one, fixed everything up but then all the threads I had read re: threads [haha] axle /...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Zapp22
if you're concerned about a "letdown" moving from...

if you're concerned about a "letdown" moving from the 'ole sv, consider the versys 650. "feel"-wise it is akin to the SV. measured, on a track with pro riders, there's little diff in performance...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,669
Posted By Zapp22
i've owned DRZ-E [easy to dual-sport/streetize],...

i've owned DRZ-E [easy to dual-sport/streetize], XRR, DR's [2]. The regular DRZ [not E] imo needs suspension work for what you have in mind, as does the DR, as does the XRL. or to put it another...
Forum: Vendors 04-04-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 289,536
Posted By Zapp22
is the tall one 'flattened', that is if I lay a...

is the tall one 'flattened', that is if I lay a level across the 'sit' part it is almost 'gravity level' front to rear? from what I have measured, and built, its essentially impossible to get truly...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 108,313
Views: 21,671,869
Posted By Zapp22
Seat Concepts

Gang
Any of you guys have the Seat Concepts "Tall" for DR?
questions:
- is it both 'tall' and leveled? that is, versus the awful stock foam, is the forward end built up more so than the tail...
Forum: Vendors 04-04-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 289,536
Posted By Zapp22
DR650 models

SC - couple of questions:
- which is the tallest of the DR650 models?
- Re: the Commuter model: is it "built up" before notching - that is, is the driver portion [forward part] the same, more, or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Zapp22
I probably need to new thread this pile-on, but I...

I probably need to new thread this pile-on, but I was just looking at the Seat Concepts models for DR, and wondering whether the "Commuter" is effectively lower in the Pilot portion, or actually...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,140
Posted By Zapp22
is there a conclusion anywhere in this thread? ...

is there a conclusion anywhere in this thread?
i'm about out of my hondapro cleaner....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8,010
Views: 1,304,852
Posted By Zapp22
it is vaporware. will not be built. scrapped...

it is vaporware.
will not be built.
scrapped in favor of Honda's new 1000+lb cruzer built to carry 2-up 400lb/per riders, with autopilot via Google, and builtin fridge
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,181
Posted By Zapp22
"Bulldog mines the traditionally limited carrying...

"Bulldog mines the traditionally limited carrying capacity of a motorcycle (as if that really ever stopped anyone) by including two racks and some storage space built into the tank area. How much...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,181
Posted By Zapp22
Thumb amen brother! light touring is a more...

amen brother!
light touring is a more interesting challenge, and opens more interesting possibilities. I went from 800 to 600 to sub-500 and now I'm looking for 400lb max....
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,504
Posted By Zapp22
hmm... you had the one that is hard to beat -...

hmm... you had the one that is hard to beat - the old E .. had one streetized for years also.

XR650R is too much work - been there - must build a subframe and a real electrical system. That's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 108,313
Views: 21,671,869
Posted By Zapp22
spring greetings to DR folk of the northern...

spring greetings to DR folk of the northern hemisphere
getting hot here in central Texas ....

Wondering if there is any new news in the windshield/bugslapper/storm-shield protection you actually...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,454
Posted By Zapp22
that's why I and many others have a DR or...

that's why I and many others have a DR or three...
its a platform, simple and reliable like a stone ax - you build it the way you want it without [hopefully] changing its ultra-dependable nature.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,344
Posted By Zapp22
not to be snippy [i love your build] but unless...

not to be snippy [i love your build] but unless you re-did your sprocket ratio the RPM's @ tire turns did not change.

I've seen tons of threads over the years on mapping, exhaust, airbox, etc etc...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-30-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20,895
Views: 1,183,447
Posted By Zapp22
ADV texas suspension testing grounds :freaky

ADV texas suspension testing grounds :freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Zapp22
ok I go with the majority report.

ok I go with the majority report.
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