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Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,845
Posted By Süsser Tod
Last March I got a brand new Versys 650. I didn't...

Last March I got a brand new Versys 650. I didn't do the motoman break in, I did my own version. Manual said to keep rpms under 4K, which would get me killed on the freeway. So I kept them under 5K...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 11,696
Posted By Süsser Tod
Do you think you're the only poster on this...

Do you think you're the only poster on this thread?



Heck, I'll go back to the first post on the thread:



Technology phobic people come in all sizes and colors... Do we need JerryH on...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 11,696
Posted By Süsser Tod
The anti tech posters are falsely assuming that...

The anti tech posters are falsely assuming that the "high tech" gadgets WILL fail. If I look back at my own experiecne...

- Chinese bikes. I had several coils go bad, rubber pieces disintegrate, a...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 11,696
Posted By Süsser Tod
Scared of an inmobilizer? That's plain dumb, I've...

Scared of an inmobilizer? That's plain dumb, I've had several bikes with inmobilizers for the last 10 years and never I've had a single problem with the inmobilizer.

Lost a key in the middle of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 1,090,878
Posted By Süsser Tod
In California? 3/4 of Harley Davidson's...

In California?

3/4 of Harley Davidson's lineup is form over function, and those are all over the world.
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
I disagree aobut the red lock tite too, I'm on my...

I disagree aobut the red lock tite too, I'm on my second MK2 Versys and neither one had the engine mounts come lose, and that is without any locktite at all!

As for the vibraiton, I agree with the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By Süsser Tod
Best match for a rear Q3? I have some used fronts to chose from

Early Spring I went to the Tail of the Dragon, Skyway, etc. I ended up wearing the sides of the OEM tires on my '14 Versys, it was it's break in trip :)

While I was up there having a blast the OEM...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,118
Posted By Süsser Tod
Espero que tu Inglés sea TAN malo que la cagaste...

Espero que tu Inglés sea TAN malo que la cagaste y diste un mensaje equivocado. Entiendo que la vida de nómada haya llegado a su fin, ahora hay un hogar al que puedes volver... Pero, ¿dejar el...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,118
Posted By Süsser Tod
So, she took your balls, right? I don't get...

So, she took your balls, right?

I don't get it, she met a rider, fell in love with a rider and now the rider is going to quit riding? I really can't see how this could end well...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 144,644
Posted By Süsser Tod
And he never will...Its really a shame because I...

And he never will...Its really a shame because I was really liking it.
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 364,297
Posted By Süsser Tod
Agreed, they have taken so long to bring it to...

Agreed, they have taken so long to bring it to the market that...


You could say it was barely "competitive" when it was announced...


Right now? It's outclassed and obsolete, and it has yet...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 76,257
Posted By Süsser Tod
so... Because the iPhone is made in China that...

so... Because the iPhone is made in China that makes all crappy chinese phones good?

Chinese can make quality products, the importer is the one that decides how cheap and crappy the product will...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
Just because it can be done it doesn't mean it's...

Just because it can be done it doesn't mean it's the right tool for the job...

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/7866/eds05gf9.jpg

Plenty more pictures like that...
...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
I couldn't disagree more. The only thing that...

I couldn't disagree more. The only thing that resembles a dirt bike about the Versys is the height, other than that, it is a street bike.

- Alloy wheels.
- 17 inch front wheel.
- Wide front and...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23,682
Views: 1,806,766
Posted By Süsser Tod
I wonder how many of the regular posters on this...

I wonder how many of the regular posters on this thread have me on their ignore list just because I hate this shithole?
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 364,297
Posted By Süsser Tod
Agreed, it is hideous... I didn't post...

Agreed, it is hideous...


I didn't post about it here, because it is irrelevant, but I did get to see the Motus at COTA at the Moto GP race...

Nope, nope and more nope. It looked...

How...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
I just don't get the obsession with turning the...

I just don't get the obsession with turning the Versys into a dirt bike...


As a matter of fact, I'm strongly considering getting the cartridge for the left fork along with a racetech cartridge...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 76,257
Posted By Süsser Tod
Usually it is not the alcohol, but the moisture...

Usually it is not the alcohol, but the moisture that the alcohol absorbs. Alcohol is hygroscopic, it will absorb moisture from the air, as much as it can until it saturates and separates.
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
It's a Krapasaki, they all do that. My Vulcan 900...

It's a Krapasaki, they all do that. My Vulcan 900 developed rust spots all over the frame, the clear coat peeled off the forks, the triple trees had surface rust on the under side and there was light...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30,844
Views: 7,427,433
Posted By Süsser Tod
I was there this last Wednesday and Thursday and...

I was there this last Wednesday and Thursday and on Wed there was not a cop in sight. On Thursday there was a TN Sheriff close to the state line.

Not that many bikes either.
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
Nonsense, I rode the Tail of the Dragon and...

Nonsense, I rode the Tail of the Dragon and Cherohala skyway and the brakes coped with it perfectly. Do you think a bike with such "poor brakes" would be able to wear down the front and rear tires...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
What's up Damasovi? I did see your bike's ad!...

What's up Damasovi? I did see your bike's ad! It's relieving to know you're not quitting riding!

I have an XT660R, it's a thumper as the KLR, a bit more power than the KLR though. You like the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-20-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,217
Posted By Süsser Tod
I just got back home after a 10 day ride with...

I just got back home after a 10 day ride with this GPS...

- Slow to calculate routes. Seriously, sometimes it takes it too long to come up with a route. Probably depends on the software you're...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,302
Posted By Süsser Tod
Yes, that is the idea behind both Versys, 650 and...

Yes, that is the idea behind both Versys, 650 and 1000. The 650 is basically a tall Ninja 650 and the 1000 is a tall Ninja 1000.

But there is no "aspirational" aspect to Kawasaki. People look up...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
Nothing, the 2010 is a terrific bike! In fact, I...

Nothing, the 2010 is a terrific bike! In fact, I liked it so much that when I made up my mind and decided I'd get a bike with ABS, I went with another Verys.

There were other options:

- BMW...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
I picked up my 2014 ABS Versys 650, here it is...

I picked up my 2014 ABS Versys 650, here it is with the 2010 Versys 650 it will be replacing...

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll55/acorredorv/20140403_153659_zpss96rrevk.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,549
Posted By Süsser Tod
I've never had a throttle cable break! Only once...

I've never had a throttle cable break! Only once I've had a clutch cable break and I was able to notice it was breaking before it did.
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
That thought had never crossed my mind, the 620...

That thought had never crossed my mind, the 620 that is...

Replace the stock plugs on the Versys with some long life iridiums and you won't even have to take the airbox off for servicing for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,549
Posted By Süsser Tod
Supervisor engine ;) And even something like...

Supervisor engine ;)

And even something like a Sup Engine 2T is cheap when you're comparing it to a CRS-3 linecard or fabric module. Obviously, when you're working on a CRS-3 any downtime means...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
The Tenere felt, uhm, "sedate". It reminded me a...

The Tenere felt, uhm, "sedate". It reminded me a lot of a V-Strom 1000 in the way it delivers power, power delivery is too flat... But I can live with that, I was expecting it to be like that and it...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 1,423,964
Posted By Süsser Tod
I just went and put an order on a 2014 Versys 650...

I just went and put an order on a 2014 Versys 650 ABS.

I had been looking into buying a bike with ABS for a while and I had been very close to buying a BMW... But I don't like BMW. Yesterday I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,581
Posted By Süsser Tod
I think you understood perfectly why I said that...

I think you understood perfectly why I said that asking which bike is the best commuter, without any context, is pointless.


For example, a scooter would be the absolute worst option for me. My...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,581
Posted By Süsser Tod
Now that I think of it, this thread is...

Now that I think of it, this thread is pointless...

Not all of us live in places where lane splitting is legal, lane splitting will make the size of the bike very important.

Not all of us have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,549
Posted By Süsser Tod
The mechanical systems I described above don't...

The mechanical systems I described above don't even need to fail closed, the built in redundancy make it irrelevant if the ECU opens the throttle plates...

On a car? Really, unless we were talking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,549
Posted By Süsser Tod
Ride by wire is a marketing gimmick, in fact,...

Ride by wire is a marketing gimmick, in fact, most motorcycles are RBW nowadays, they just don't market their systems as such.

For example, Suzuki has been using the SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,581
Posted By Süsser Tod
I agree, the V-Strom is a better bike for the...

I agree, the V-Strom is a better bike for the open highway, but if you go back to my post, my main gripe with it is how big it is... for the city. My commute is 100% in the city, 70 to 90% in stop-go...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,581
Posted By Süsser Tod
I don't agree, I commute daily on my bike as I...

I don't agree, I commute daily on my bike as I haven't owned a car in 5 years.

1.Dirt Cheap if purchased used.

+ Versys
The Versys depreciates worse than a Chinese bike. It's retarded to buy a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,738
Posted By Süsser Tod
LOL Que? Lower cost ADV bikes? ...

LOL Que?

Lower cost ADV bikes?



That statement would describe either KTM 1190 or R1200GS/GSA, Multistrada, Grisso, etc. to a tee.

Dual sports and ADV tourers are the Cute UTEs of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,217
Posted By Süsser Tod
Nope, no software, just as it said on...

Nope, no software, just as it said on Chinavision... :(

Well, I'll go with beonroad.

Initial impressions are...

- It is fast. I was expecting the UI to be sluggish, but it is is quite...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,089
Posted By Süsser Tod
I usually have breakfast, or a protein shake,...

I usually have breakfast, or a protein shake, before leaving home. Then I'll ride until I'm out of fuel, refuel, stretch my legs, and I'll grab a bite on the 2nd fuel stop. Third fuel stop will be...
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