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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-15-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By vanos954
I have a 990 Superduke, not ADV, but same...

I have a 990 Superduke, not ADV, but same engine/principle. When I first put on aftermarket exhaust (Leo Vince) it would pop and backfire a lot...it has to do with the SAS (exhaust air recirculation...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,054
Posted By vanos954
After 18 months I still love my Superduke! ...

After 18 months I still love my Superduke!

I just removed the SAS (smog crap) today and am amazed at the difference it made in clearing up the backfiring and smoothing out the throttle.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,302
Posted By vanos954
I have the Leo Vince on my SuperDuke. Pretty...

I have the Leo Vince on my SuperDuke. Pretty nice with the inserts in (~93db)...without they'll make your ears bleed (~102db)
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,377,608
Posted By vanos954
Finally fitted the leo vince cans on my...

Finally fitted the leo vince cans on my Superduke. Looks good, sounds great.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/vanos954/Superduke/SuperdukeSBKExhaust002.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11,153
Views: 2,377,608
Posted By vanos954
I changed the oil on my SuperDuke. Who...

I changed the oil on my SuperDuke.

Who designed these things? 3 hours seems a bit much. Granted I take a lot of breaks, spill a lot of oil all over the garage floor, have to clean up a lot,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,626
Posted By vanos954
Get the husky, it's a very fun bike. The manual...

Get the husky, it's a very fun bike. The manual states oil changes aren't any closer together than any other bike, except under "race or severe use" which then drops it down to the 500 mile interval...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,541
Posted By vanos954
Yes...it's Italian. I like to think of it as an...

Yes...it's Italian. I like to think of it as an MV Agusta, at least that is what the manufacturer sticker says.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/vanos954/Husqvarna/tires004.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,505
Posted By vanos954
Here is my Husqvarna SM450 Supermoto setup for...

Here is my Husqvarna SM450 Supermoto setup for long distance travel. I rode it 50 miles one time. That was about as long distance as I would ever want to take it! The superduke is the long...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,046
Posted By vanos954
I agree with the others. I just picked up a...

I agree with the others. I just picked up a Husqvarna SM450 and it is the most nimble bike I've ever owned. 260 lbs, 54hp, sticky tires with a big 320mm brake up front. Fast, fun, flickable.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By vanos954
Couldn't resist putting another pic up! ...

Couldn't resist putting another pic up!

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/vanos954/Husqvarna/SMR45021211009.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By vanos954
Husqvarna SM450 - new to me

I found a local deal on a 2006 Husqvarna SMR450 and just had to have it after test riding it (that was a mistake, I have no self control).

Cool bike. Never had a motard before. My only...
Forum: Face plant 02-08-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 215,577
Posted By vanos954
The city typically settles for a fair amount. If...

The city typically settles for a fair amount. If it's repairable (looks like it is) then it is the repair cost. There is no negotiation for things like inconvenience...accidents by their very...
Forum: Face plant 02-05-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 215,577
Posted By vanos954
It's the city. They will settle but it will take...

It's the city. They will settle but it will take them a while. I used to deal with the city of Los Angeles all the time on claims and it sucks but nothing you can do really. Just keep calling and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,183
Posted By vanos954
It never bothered me. Sure you eyes might itch...

It never bothered me. Sure you eyes might itch but carry drops with you and you'll be fine.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,973
Posted By vanos954
I just did some "touring" on my Superduke. I...

I just did some "touring" on my Superduke. I think any bike can be made to do it. If the bars are too low get some risers, if the seat is not comfortable get an aftermarket, too much wind get a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-15-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By vanos954
Thinking of north FL trip around Christmas...need ideas/tips

Thinking of riding down to FL from Birmingham between Christmas and New Years and need some suggestions. I will be going with a companion and would like to probably stay 1 night on the gulf coast...
Forum: Canada 11-26-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,119
Posted By vanos954
Glad you're ok. I gotta disagree about lawyering...

Glad you're ok. I gotta disagree about lawyering up...they only TAKE money from you. Remember insurance is to put you back where you started, no worse, no less. That being said make sure you get...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 41,412
Posted By vanos954
I want one bad. Although I'm a little confused...

I want one bad. Although I'm a little confused also that they would switch to the cast Brembo wheels and not the real deal forged Marchesinis. (I realize they say Marchesini on those wheels but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,409
Posted By vanos954
Unfortunately this is the norm for this...

Unfortunately this is the norm for this dealership the OP is talking about. I've been in there many times and even bought a bike from them believe it or not. Typically they have 1 sales person...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,852
Posted By vanos954
I'd get rid of the numberplate panels personally...

I'd get rid of the numberplate panels personally but it looks great either way. I recently acquired my first Buell. They are different but very enjoyable.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 100,360
Posted By vanos954
I've heard if you are very brave you can ride...

I've heard if you are very brave you can ride across "the slab"...maybe this one or maybe one of the other ones. Anyone ever braved the mighty Cahaba? I've also heard there is a big chunk missing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,482
Posted By vanos954
I can't believe no one has commented on how...

I can't believe no one has commented on how absurd it is that any jurisdiction would send anyone to jail for any amount of time for a speeding violation. I don't care how fast you are going speeding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 100,360
Posted By vanos954
I've been following your tag activity Wannabe1. ...

I've been following your tag activity Wannabe1. Looks like a good trade as we are both out actually riding after the swap :)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 100,360
Posted By vanos954
New Tag

The new tag isn't too far away. You'll have to think a little bit east and nearly to the highest point in Alabama. Any road leading here is a good one so it should be fun.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 100,360
Posted By vanos954
Tag!

Seeing as how no one got this yet and I was out and about on my new (to me) Buell I figured I'd join in and grab one.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/vanos954/Buell51510001.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 24,572
Posted By vanos954
OK I'll resurrect this thread....whens the next...

OK I'll resurrect this thread....whens the next dinner/lunch? I've only been to one but it was fun and I'm itching to get out and ride some new areas, and eat of course.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,562
Posted By vanos954
Post the route, looks like a good one.

Post the route, looks like a good one.
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 74,104
Posted By vanos954
Can you post which model of SIDI you wear: Sidi...

Can you post which model of SIDI you wear: Sidi Strada Evo Air, Sidi Doha
Where you bought them from? Strada from Motorcycle Superstore, Doha from New Enough
Price paid? $220, $170
What type of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By vanos954
Check with an independent agent...they can...

Check with an independent agent...they can usually search around and may find you a decent rate with any number of companies. Ask them to check Foremost Insurance...they may or may not be good, I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-26-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7,797
Views: 455,469
Posted By vanos954
Not the tag...just showing off the mighty DR

Not the tag...just a canned photo of the same spot :)

Some of the roads around here aren't too bad at all....I gotta get back out there one day and explore some more....but I'm a very fair weather...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 58,208
Posted By vanos954
I changed the oil/filters myself at 600 miles as...

I changed the oil/filters myself at 600 miles as recommended as well as all the "check the bolts" stuff.... and haven't really ridden it since then. I guess I'll just break out the feeler gauges and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 58,208
Posted By vanos954
Yeah, the dealer wanted 5.5 hours @ $105 an hour...

Yeah, the dealer wanted 5.5 hours @ $105 an hour just to check the valves...seemed ridiculously high to take the tank off, pop the valve covers and prod around with some feeler gauges. I guess when...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 58,208
Posted By vanos954
OK I love my Superduke but I have a...

OK I love my Superduke but I have a question...how much did it cost everyone to do a valve adjustment at the dealer....and why is the first one at 600 miles, seems absurd. I gave my dealership the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 100,360
Posted By vanos954
Nice tag...there is some decent forest road/jeep...

Nice tag...there is some decent forest road/jeep track riding out near Centreville....I'd go get this myself if I wasn't such a wuss about cold weather.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,151
Posted By vanos954
$240 sounds good...the dealer near me quoted me...

$240 sounds good...the dealer near me quoted me 5.5 hours at $107/hour haha...add in the oil change and they wanted $758 plus extra if the valves need adjusting. Needless to say I'll be doing it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-28-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 24,572
Posted By vanos954
So are we doing this or what? Who's in? Nobody?

So are we doing this or what? Who's in? Nobody?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 100,360
Posted By vanos954
New Tag

Sorry for the unimaginativeness (is that a word?) of this new tag but it's pretty close to the other one and the only thing that caught my interest on the way home. There's a big lot going around...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 100,360
Posted By vanos954
My first tag

I think I got it. My first tag and it's not even on my "adventure" bike but I figured follow one KTM with another right.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/vanos954/102509002.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 24,572
Posted By vanos954
I'd be good for lunch on the 31st if some others...

I'd be good for lunch on the 31st if some others are going to show....bump to the top for some additional folks.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-20-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,797
Views: 455,469
Posted By vanos954
On a side note has anyone been up on one of these...

On a side note has anyone been up on one of these old fire towers? I walked up about 2 steps of one down in the Oakmulgee section of Talladega NF and thought better of it due to some very wobbly...
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