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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By desmodab
Day 2: Sept. 6 2014

I woke up a little late and had a quick breakfast at the hotel. The parking lot was full of old cars and many people in and around the hotel were there for the car show. Unfortunately I did not...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By desmodab
Thanks Anti! Years of following the best! ...

Thanks Anti! Years of following the best!

I'm working on making the images smaller - stand by!
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By desmodab
It's a 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring....

It's a 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring. Great bike.

I'm not sure which blog you are referring to - I have a couple of pages I update but not a blog per se. I suspect you are referring to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By desmodab
LMAO. That's a better and more apt description...

LMAO. That's a better and more apt description thank what I wrote...

Will post more tomorrow... Thanks for subscribing all.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By desmodab
Day 1 - Sept. 5 2014:

It was a quiet, sunny Friday morning when I left home on day 1. I was up early, said goodbye to my wife and 2 boys and jumped on the bike and headed to the ferry that runs from Victoria, BC to Port...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By desmodab
Victoria, BC to Valencia, CA via San Francisco

This is the first Ride Report I have written on Adventure Rider. I have read dozens and dozens of RRs over the years and finally felt it was time to give back. I have been inspired by the great trips...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
What TBR said - easy, takes 10 mins to install...

What TBR said - easy, takes 10 mins to install and about 20 to program the settings. Bike feels better instantly, not that you can't get it just right without the SCU, but the SCU does it for you...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
Sounds like a nice ride and great looking bike! ...

Sounds like a nice ride and great looking bike!

DD
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6,183
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Posted By desmodab
Right on

+1

I agree with every word of this and couldn't have said it better. I have the touring S with SCU and CoastRangeRider has echoed my exact same feelings and my exact same experiences.

DD
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
Ditto to what Pampero said - I have...

Ditto to what Pampero said - I have 22000km/13200miles on mine and had to have the clutch slave cylinder bled early on. Other than that no problems. Rear brake works great, no tank problems, no...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 246,875
Posted By desmodab
Pile on

I just got back from a 5000km trip down the west coast of the U.S. and back to Canada using my Garmin ZUMO 660 with the proper cradle. It was a total nightmare. At one point in downtown Oakland it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 246,875
Posted By desmodab
Nice to catch up with your travels Anti. I've...

Nice to catch up with your travels Anti. I've been away for a few weeks on my much, much smaller trip. I will post my first RR this week.

Funny what you said about Vienna - I was there 20 years...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 246,875
Posted By desmodab
Thanks Grim - appreciate the info. Will check it...

Thanks Grim - appreciate the info. Will check it out.

Anti - new decal installed on my new Schuberth C3 Pro last night - looks like it was designed to be there!

Ride safe, DD
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
Andy - sorry to hear. Just want to say thank you...

Andy - sorry to hear. Just want to say thank you for the hours and hours you have saved many of us while farkling our bikes using info you have gathered and posted on your site.

For those of you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 246,875
Posted By desmodab
Tamnidium - that's terrible to hear - wishing you...

Tamnidium - that's terrible to hear - wishing you a speedy recovery...

(Sorry for the hijack Anti)

DD
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 246,875
Posted By desmodab
Thanks Rainier - exactly what I was afraid of! I...

Thanks Rainier - exactly what I was afraid of! I did check out their site before asking but was only on my first coffee and must have missed it. Thx for the tip.

Cheers, DD
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 246,875
Posted By desmodab
Hey Anti - how big is the tent inside? I checked...

Hey Anti - how big is the tent inside? I checked the Sprocket site and there's dimensions of it packed up but nothing saying how big it is inside (unless I missed it). One big problem I have with...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 246,875
Posted By desmodab
I've said it before and I'll say it again - your...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - your photos are absolutely amazing. I really don't know how you do it.

Fantastic. Ride on!

DD
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
Congrats Kiwi - she's a beaut! Re: spacers...

Congrats Kiwi - she's a beaut!

Re: spacers before buying the Aztecs I experimented like Pampero said and made up some spacers using bronze bushings I had left over from a previous engineering...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 246,875
Posted By desmodab
Great news and safe travels my friend. I think...

Great news and safe travels my friend. I think back to the days when I first found "coast to coast with an Italian supermodel" and recall how many great hours reading and deep thinking I got from...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
On my multi I installed a set of Aztec spacers. I...

On my multi I installed a set of Aztec spacers. I bought them from Dave in the UK - GREAT guy.

I also installed a Wunderlich wind deflector on the top edge of the windscreen, but I am 6'-7" and...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
I've got almost 9000km (~5500m) on my PR3s and...

I've got almost 9000km (~5500m) on my PR3s and could probably go another 2000km on the rear, the front still looks new. Although I love them for wear I have to say the front end of my bike has...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
Love the sticker idea... LMAO. I haven't...

Love the sticker idea... LMAO.

I haven't found mine to be great, but they're not so terrible that I can't see out of them (not that it's relevant to your question... Sorry). The bigger issue I...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,955
Posted By desmodab
Congrats in losing the weight! Must feel great. ...

Congrats in losing the weight! Must feel great.

Glad to hear this thread lives on and is helping some people. I was afraid to take this on but with the help of some other inmates I was able to so...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
GoPro, weight and riders!

RE: GoPro on the Multi, as Mr. Canoehead says, I have messed with them in mine and found a couple of good spots. He is right on by saying buy extra batteries - we found they last about 45mins in...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-25-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 69,701
Posted By desmodab
Checking in

Hey Anti. Looks like things moving slowly but still good! I spent the week in an office behind a desk leering at all of your photos wishing I was there, so you got that goin' for you (which is...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
hi Kiwi, No, I didn't take the time to post,...

hi Kiwi,

No, I didn't take the time to post, but could if you wanted details. All I can tell you is I have done a lot of work and farkling on both this multi and my former bike (VStrom 1000) and...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
On my Multi I regularly run my heated grips,...

On my Multi I regularly run my heated grips, Gerbings heated jacket, Denali LEDs, HID headlights, Zumo 660, USB charger to my iPhone and all of the other std electronics and have never had an issue....
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,955
Posted By desmodab
For what it's worth I agree and think you are...

For what it's worth I agree and think you are 100% correct - follow the oil level recommendation for the springs and you should be okay.

Desmodab (formerly Snowstrom and OP)
Forum: Trip Planning 07-18-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 69,701
Posted By desmodab
Sorry to hear about all the challenges Anti. I...

Sorry to hear about all the challenges Anti. I see by your Instagram photos that things are looking up. Your Lambo taxi looks like fun. Hang in there!

DD
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
I had the same issue with the slave cylinder at...

I had the same issue with the slave cylinder at about 7000km and also noticed the clutch fluid had turned very dark. I changed the fluid and bled it and it's been perfect since, that was more than...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
Email sent!

Email sent!
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
I got the Alaska sheepskin for mine too -...

I got the Alaska sheepskin for mine too - sheared. I find it's great, but I usually take it off on shorter rides because I like the "stickiness" of the seat for twisties, etc. And with he sheepskin...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
Thanks - would love to see some pics. I'm...

Thanks - would love to see some pics.

I'm heading off for a 10 day ride in early August. Kids are in camps and my wife is working so woo hoo! Going to meet up with a couple of friends for parts of...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,282,228
Posted By desmodab
Expat - long time no talk! How did/do you find...

Expat - long time no talk! How did/do you find the fit for you on the S1000RR? I am also 6'-7" and ride a 2011 Multi Touring S... Curious to know how small it is. I suspect we would look like...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 69,701
Posted By desmodab
Fantastic to hear Anti! Of course we will remain...

Fantastic to hear Anti! Of course we will remain tuned in through ADV.

Safe travels my friend!

DD
Forum: Canada 06-14-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 20,910
Posted By desmodab
What's in 12 days dude?

What's in 12 days dude?
Forum: Canada 06-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 20,910
Posted By desmodab
Hope you guys are having fun!

Mark/Smurph - I left a PM - hope you guys are having great time. I am in SFO now, will be here until Thursday morning. Contact info in PM.

TTY soon, DD
Forum: Trip Planning 05-23-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 69,701
Posted By desmodab
thanks Micha - PM sent DD

thanks Micha - PM sent

DD
Forum: Canada 05-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 20,910
Posted By desmodab
Right on - have fun guys. By the way, the...

Right on - have fun guys.

By the way, the new paint job looks good. Well done.

DD
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