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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 07:41 AM
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Posted By twinrider
This guy also has some great instructional videos...

This guy also has some great instructional videos on youtube as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11,435
Views: 2,193,480
Posted By twinrider
+1,000. These are expensive bikes and part of the...

+1,000. These are expensive bikes and part of the package is the warranty. A wheel that doesn't hold air clearly needs repair or replacement, and should be covered under warranty. If the dealer gives...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26,568
Views: 5,140,823
Posted By twinrider
After one member's review of the ES, which he...

After one member's review of the ES, which he said worked better than the high end aftermarket suspension he had on his earlier S10, I would also get the ES. The suspension grade could be a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11,435
Views: 2,193,480
Posted By twinrider
No warranty left?

No warranty left?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
If they did it would still be a heavy pig...

If they did it would still be a heavy pig...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
That's handy info, cheers :clap

That's handy info, cheers :clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
I was facing the same decision and a bit of math,...

I was facing the same decision and a bit of math, adding up all the stuff I knew I'd end up putting on the WR to make it perform better. Full exhaust, big bore kit, suspension mods, and so on. Then...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Yep, I went full retard for a moment and not only...

Yep, I went full retard for a moment and not only took off the cover for the oil change but used a torx on it. Double doh! :norton

Thanks for the pic GK.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Can someone look at their oil pomp cover bolts...

Can someone look at their oil pomp cover bolts and tell me if they're hex or torx? I can't tell 334080
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Thanks for the answers, will keep swapping out...

Thanks for the answers, will keep swapping out the filter. Speaking of which, is anyone running a reusable metal oil filter like those made by Scotts?

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Do you guys change the filter every time you...

Do you guys change the filter every time you change the oil? I'm doing oil changes every 30 hours but it seems a bit short to chuck away the filter, considering the easy usage of my bike (trail...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
If you really want a scooter why not just buy...

If you really want a scooter why not just buy one.... :dunno
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 26,568
Views: 5,140,823
Posted By twinrider
Be careful on wet and other slippery surfaces......

Be careful on wet and other slippery surfaces... :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Are people using the Napa filter in the tank with...

Are people using the Napa filter in the tank with no problem?
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Sorry to hear that, hope you heal fast.... :freaky

Sorry to hear that, hope you heal fast.... :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Turns out on the tree fiddy it's a quarter turn,...

Turns out on the tree fiddy it's a quarter turn, then it pops off with a little help from a small flat screwdriver. Not sure if it's necessary but I did spray wd40 on it first to help loosen it. The...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-18-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 674,358
Posted By twinrider
two nominations

http://twinrider.smugmug.com/photos/i-G3t7mvg/1/O/i-G3t7mvg.jpg



http://twinrider.smugmug.com/photos/i-WT5JKP6/0/O/i-WT5JKP6.jpg


If either is chosen, can you credit Advrider member JamesK?...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
It's a CR2430. I have about 90 hours/3400km. ...

It's a CR2430. I have about 90 hours/3400km.

Battery life seems to vary. One friend's 2013 500 with about 210 hours is still fine, another friend's 2014 500 needed a battery replacement with much...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Speedometer battery replacement?

I need to replace the speedometer battery and am having trouble removing the battery cover. Anyone know if the battery cover unscrews all the way, or does it unscrew a bit and then you used a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,577
Posted By twinrider
Harleys are easy to ride on flat dirt roads, the...

Harleys are easy to ride on flat dirt roads, the problem is when they turn bumpy and rutty. Wonder if you can do something to increase the short suspension travel and low ground clearance.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Cheers. Turned out it was extremely simple to fit...

Cheers. Turned out it was extremely simple to fit them.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Getting some Pivot Pegz today. Do the stock...

Getting some Pivot Pegz today. Do the stock footpegs just unbolt?
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,216
Posted By twinrider
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with....

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Have a chance to get the new tire dirty yet? :ear

Have a chance to get the new tire dirty yet? :ear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,670
Posted By twinrider
Sounds to me like you should get the S10. Decent...

Sounds to me like you should get the S10. Decent handling and very stable railing through even the bumpiest corners. And extremely reliable -- pretty much gas and go with intermittent oil changes...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 371,550
Posted By twinrider
It'll be liking putting on a pair of Nike running...

It'll be liking putting on a pair of Nike running shoes after jogging in hiking boots. :D

But the Suzuki can do a few things that the KTM can't, like haul a passenger or a bunch of camping gear....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26,568
Views: 5,140,823
Posted By twinrider
The best headlight guard I've had so far is the...

The best headlight guard I've had so far is the one made by Cee Bailey (http://www.ceebaileys.com/yamaha/tenere_hdlg.html). Clear so it doesn't block any light, and mounts close enough to the light...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 371,550
Posted By twinrider
Looks tough but fun! In situations like this I am...

Looks tough but fun! In situations like this I am loving my 107kg 350 EXC-F. :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 371,550
Posted By twinrider
Have you found knobby tires for it? :D

Have you found knobby tires for it? :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26,568
Views: 5,140,823
Posted By twinrider
Exactly. I have my 530s set to come on with my...

Exactly. I have my 530s set to come on with my headlights, but if I wanted them to stay off I would just switch off the Piaa switch. The 1100s are set to come on at 20 percent with my headlights and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,216
Posted By twinrider
Am also in the two bike camp. Can't beat the RK...

Am also in the two bike camp. Can't beat the RK for munching big miles in total comfort and a DP for off the beaten path adventures.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26,568
Views: 5,140,823
Posted By twinrider
Here's another pic, this time with the high beams...

Here's another pic, this time with the high beams and Piaa 1100s at full power. I would probably put the 1100s on top of the mirror stems or on the hand guards where the screws are.

The 530s are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-03-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26,568
Views: 5,140,823
Posted By twinrider
I've got Piaa LP530s under the headlights and...

I've got Piaa LP530s under the headlights and Piaa 1100 leds on my engine guards. I think the latter turned outward a bit help light up the sides of the roads but I was still thinking about moving...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,670
Posted By twinrider
The Hall sensors went on both my 1100GS and RT,...

The Hall sensors went on both my 1100GS and RT, luckily I was in town both times so the tow charge wasn't too bad. The radiator fan seized on my Dakar which caused the electric fuse to keep blowing,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 46,723
Posted By twinrider
You're still going on about the plugs? Even a...

You're still going on about the plugs? Even a wrenching retard like myself can do them (btw, they still looked fine at 25,000 miles). The valves? Once every 26,000 miles I don't mind letting the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11,435
Views: 2,193,480
Posted By twinrider
You'll be lucky if CO2 cartridges fill your tire...

You'll be lucky if CO2 cartridges fill your tire up enough to get to a gas station. I'm in Japan and Rob ships overseas for about $24.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,731
Posted By twinrider
Pivotpegz can be reversed to give more legroom, a...

Pivotpegz can be reversed to give more legroom, a friend your height has them on his 500 and rates them highly.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,424
Posted By twinrider
Yes, it's still restricted and an ECU flash will...

Yes, it's still restricted and an ECU flash will sort it.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11,435
Views: 2,193,480
Posted By twinrider
Definitely a good idea to have one with you out...

Definitely a good idea to have one with you out touring, along with a tire plug kit. Rob, the owner of Motopumps, is an inmate here and responds quickly to email or PMs. He'd probably be willing to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,670
Posted By twinrider
They say a good carpenter never blames their...

They say a good carpenter never blames their tools, but advrider is full of bad ones. :lol3 In fact, just the other day someone was saying that he wouldn't consider a pre-15 Multi because it...
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