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Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,610
Posted By surlywill
Ditto what petcha72 said. Rented a 09 for a fly...

Ditto what petcha72 said. Rented a 09 for a fly and ride and really noticed very little difference with my '12. A little less peppy and the suspension was off, but it was a rental. One good thing...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By surlywill
I use the Motocentric mototrek 19...

I use the Motocentric mototrek 19 http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/28884/i/motocentric-mototrek-19-tank-bag
nice strap system that can be adjusted tight so no movement. Large size so I can put a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-25-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,404
Posted By surlywill
I believe you have to use the cig lighter cord to...

I believe you have to use the cig lighter cord to get the traffic feature on the 2595 to work. It includes the antenna. I use a ram mount and the cig power adapter to run my 2595...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,302
Posted By surlywill
+1. coming off a KLR the vstrom is much better at...

+1. coming off a KLR the vstrom is much better at wind protection. Raised the stock screen to its highest setting and its fine for me. Too many people who think an ADV bike should be like a touring...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,729
Posted By surlywill
You might want to look at the Shinko 712. Some...

You might want to look at the Shinko 712. Some have used them on the vstrom site and have gotten great results. By using 100/90-19 front and stock size rear these cruiser style tires are getting up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By surlywill
That would be my suggestion. The clay that's all...

That would be my suggestion. The clay that's all over the higher elevations in AZ can be slicker than snot :D. Hard to clean off also. Having said that I ride these type roads all summer on my Vstom...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By surlywill
Jerome to Williams is a nice run on Pekinsville...

Jerome to Williams is a nice run on Pekinsville road. All big bike friendly. On all these type roads weather plays a huge factor, A little rain can change these roads into a mess. Bloody basin to...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By surlywill
I bought a Nolan N44 last year. Love it. You can...

I bought a Nolan N44 last year. Love it. You can run it as a full face helmet or put the visor on and take the face bar off and run it open face, very versatile helmet....
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By surlywill
As many have said a wee would fit your bill...

As many have said a wee would fit your bill great. I have a '12 ADV and its all I was looking for in a bike. As in getting a '12 or newer I would say it all depends on deal. I rode an 09 for a 3 day...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By surlywill
I sold my well farkled 07 with 25k miles for...

I sold my well farkled 07 with 25k miles for $3200. Gave the guy a deal because he seemed nice and the bike had been sitting for a while. A lot depends on how well maintained the bike is. Good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By surlywill
First welcome :D Im a big dude too (250lb) and...

First welcome :D Im a big dude too (250lb) and every bike Ive owned I have had to do work on the suspension. At a minimum you should change the springs front and rear and play with fork oil in front....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-25-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,404
Posted By surlywill
I added all the topo maps I use on my 2595...

I added all the topo maps I use on my 2595 without having to add a memory card. It does get washed out a little with sunlight. The only problem Ive found is uploading a route off a gpx file. Having...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By surlywill
MPG sounds OK. On my 12 DL650 I will see MPGs in...

MPG sounds OK. On my 12 DL650 I will see MPGs in the high 30s loaded with a windy day. I have 20k miles on mine and use 0 oil. I would keep an eye on your oil usage, But I don't think its a major...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-09-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,404
Posted By surlywill
Great thread. Been using my garmin 76cx for years...

Great thread. Been using my garmin 76cx for years and decided to upgrade. Reading this thread I decided on the garnin 2595lmt. seems to fit with what I want and picked one up on Amazon for $130. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,884
Posted By surlywill
Great advice here:clap Like many have said Don't...

Great advice here:clap Like many have said Don't worry about what bike to buy rite now. Take the safety course and meet other new riders in your area. I would second the advice on Buying the best...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 63,391
Posted By surlywill
+1. Ive owned 2 KLRs and loved to work on both....

+1. Ive owned 2 KLRs and loved to work on both. KLR riders are some of the best out there to help you out. My vstrom has only seen the dealer once and that was for the first service, made sure that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 63,391
Posted By surlywill
2 trips, 40 minutes, and not even a word to me so...

2 trips, 40 minutes, and not even a word to me so I just decided to keep the money for now. There are other dealers.

A simple " I am here to deal" from you and you would have been mobbed. I like...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 162,391
Posted By surlywill
Yeah, don't know much about guns but figured a...

Yeah, don't know much about guns but figured a Thompson would be worth a lot:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 162,391
Posted By surlywill
cool HD

Just thought this was cool, Wonder if the machine gun is real?
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/4398218410.html
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,768
Views: 687,822
Posted By surlywill
Dawn or any dish soap would work fine. I worked...

Dawn or any dish soap would work fine. I worked in a machine shop years ago and we used Tide to degrease engine blocks. I don't think oil can permeate a rubber tire. I use Wix filters and have had no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,046
Posted By surlywill
What does the head look like under the cam? That...

What does the head look like under the cam? That cam looks rough. If head is passable the easiest thing you can do is set valves and just run it for awhile. Otherwise you might have to replace head,...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By surlywill
How about posting location of Vstrom you passed...

How about posting location of Vstrom you passed on, someone here will jumpon it :norton
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,046
Posted By surlywill
First get a new set of feeler gauges and get an...

First get a new set of feeler gauges and get an accurate reading. KLRs like the valves loose, so adjust to the high side. Over time adjustments tighten. Since you already have it apart changing shims...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By surlywill
The vstrom would work great. Because of the...

The vstrom would work great. Because of the street miles you want to ride any of the big thumpers lose there luster. A 1000 mile day on a loaded thumper with a crosswind is a handful. I had a KLR for...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By surlywill
Work Backwards. Bike in good used trim would be...

Work Backwards. Bike in good used trim would be worth 3500-4000 range. If your not a wrench you will have to pay someone $800-1000 to get it in running order. Forks, Battery, tires, Brakes and maybe...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By surlywill
89-89a from Wickinberg, Prescott, Jerome, Sedona...

89-89a from Wickinberg, Prescott, Jerome, Sedona thru Oak creek to Flagstaff. A 2 day run but worth the trip. You can break this up for day runs but a great road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By surlywill
http://firerestrictions.us/az/ Looks like no...

http://firerestrictions.us/az/
Looks like no bans right but its been dry so it might change.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,414
Posted By surlywill
Roads are great now. Did 89 up to Williams today...

Roads are great now. Did 89 up to Williams today and it was nice, just a little cool. I would just keep an eye on the weather and have a secondary plan ready. You could always head down to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By surlywill
A good run on some dirt would be a run from...

A good run on some dirt would be a run from Jerome to Williams. I have done this on my vstrom and its a nice ride. Great views of the Verde Valley and skirts the Sykamore Canyon Wilderness. On many...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By surlywill
Sweat is good. I also ride with a Camel back in a...

Sweat is good. I also ride with a Camel back in a tank bag. Mack sure you have a light colored helmet also, A black helmet will make your brain a hard boiled egg:rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,362
Posted By surlywill
I use the Joe Rocket Alter Ego jacket. Great for...

I use the Joe Rocket Alter Ego jacket. Great for all temps. Outer shell zips off for a mesh jacket, Add shell and liner and its good down to the 40s for me. Any jacket that just has vents is to warm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,596
Posted By surlywill
Been so mild this winter there is no snow...

Been so mild this winter there is no snow anywhere. Yesterday was 70+ in Prescott. Rode 89a through Sedona to Flagstaff and had to take my jacket off. Nights can be cold at high altitudes but days...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,063
Posted By surlywill
Senator Hwy can be a madhouse on the weekends....

Senator Hwy can be a madhouse on the weekends. Watch for 4x4 and sidewinders. Early in the year can be a little rough after the snow melt but is ok on a big bike. Being local I do it a couple of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,596
Posted By surlywill
Lived in San Diego for years, great town. Your...

Lived in San Diego for years, great town. Your route leaves little time for sight seeing, but it looks good. I would drop the L.A. section and Add Zion. Let me know when you hit Prescott, might be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By surlywill
plan

found this
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?parkID=62&projectID=19520
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By surlywill
New Glen Canyon rules?

Is anybody following this?
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/f2c40ef0-93a8-11e3-bab4-001a4bcf887a.html

Just saw this and wondered if the OHV community is involved. Doesn't say what new rules are...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,075
Posted By surlywill
Vstrom fits the bill as well as most. There is no...

Vstrom fits the bill as well as most. There is no magic bike. Pick a couple of must have options and live with the rest. Vstrom's are inexpensive, reliable rides, 650 or 1000....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,669
Posted By surlywill
crashed bike

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/4269854414.html
Crashed junk for $3500? And he doesn't want low ballers, whats he smoking.....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 162,391
Posted By surlywill
87 fz600

This caught my eye
http://prescott.craigslist.org/mcy/4238757241.html
If you could get the price down a little would be a great buy.....
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By surlywill
Vega Altura Helmet Deal

Got this helmet last month for the same price and free shipping. Great helmet for the price
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/36677/i/vega-altura-lock-n-load-helmet
fits a little snug but should...
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