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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 12:18 AM
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Views: 74,977
Posted By faded_Glory
Quite the list, lol! What about a GPS...

Quite the list, lol!

What about a GPS bracket?
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,964
Posted By faded_Glory
Thanks for all the replies guys. Today I...

Thanks for all the replies guys.

Today I went to see a beautiful red 2014 1200T, just 2500 miles on the clock, stock apart from a sissybar and rack, and just looking at it I fell in love lol...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,964
Posted By faded_Glory
The Dyna is still an option. I love the looks and...

The Dyna is still an option. I love the looks and also test rode one last week.


http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv201/snijderj/2014-Harley-Davidson-Low-Rider-static.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,964
Posted By faded_Glory
Guys, I am contemplating to get myself a...

Guys, I am contemplating to get myself a Sportster for a couple of reasons: I want to own a Harley at least once in my life because I like the looks, and secondly since I am getting a bit older I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Has anyone tried to fit a side stand footplate? I...

Has anyone tried to fit a side stand footplate? I got one in the UK from R&G Racing but there was no way I could get all the bolt holes to line up. I just couldn't get it to fit, the stem of the side...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
The Touratech top case carrier is now also...

The Touratech top case carrier is now also available in the UK. I can finally port over all my cases from my old Wee.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Nice compact setup, Alfie. Can you tell me...

Nice compact setup, Alfie.

Can you tell me more about your fold-out seat? The ones I usually see here in the UK are still to big to fit on the bike even when folded. I am using one of those tiny...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Yes they do look very wide on the bike. I don't...

Yes they do look very wide on the bike. I don't think they were as wide as that on the Wee:

http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv201/snijderj/Weepanniers.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Touratech Panniers

Touratech UK have finally announced the availability of their pannier system for the DL1000.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-11-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3,386
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Posted By faded_Glory
I found the saddle really hard and uncomfortbale...

I found the saddle really hard and uncomfortbale in the beginning, but am glad to report that after a few thousand miles it has broken in and I can now do a couple of hours on the bike in one go...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
I use the Givi enduro tank bag I already had on...

I use the Givi enduro tank bag I already had on my Wee. It is pretty tough, can be expanded and has a detachable waist belt. The only drawback is the lack of a decent carrying strap.

I had no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Who cares about the looks when you are riding it?...

Who cares about the looks when you are riding it?

And yes, I am talking motorbikes here :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,386
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Posted By faded_Glory
Yeah I'm sure that seats are just as personal as...

Yeah I'm sure that seats are just as personal as windcreens.

I got a sore bum on the stock Wee seat and fitted a Sargent one and the difference was huge. I am keeping an eye on their website to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Yesterday was a rare glorious sunny and warm...

Yesterday was a rare glorious sunny and warm spring Sunday here in England so I took the Vee2 for a tour round the Southwest - Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, riding mainly fast A roads.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Hi Mirko, Great to hear from you, and I hope...

Hi Mirko,

Great to hear from you, and I hope the ride is going well for you and your wife! What a great opportunity to put the new Vee through its paces, and see more of the world at the same...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
No, because you can't open them without the key,...

No, because you can't open them without the key, so every time you have to switch off the engine if you need something.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Since I got the adventure pack for free when I...

Since I got the adventure pack for free when I bought my bike I can't complain about the bags too much ;)

They are plasticky, not very big, side loading, and can only be opened with the ignition...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Cool. I'm waiting for Touratech to release the...

Cool. I'm waiting for Touratech to release the pannier and top racks so I can fit the Zega Pro boxes from my old Wee. From the pic I reckon they have kept the asymmetrical layout so both my panniers...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,284
Posted By faded_Glory
I test rode both (the S10 a while ago, not the...

I test rode both (the S10 a while ago, not the latest model) and I picked the Vee2 because it is lighter and the V twin has more character.

Choosing between these two bikes is a personal thing....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Back home after a brilliant 3 days in Wales and...

Back home after a brilliant 3 days in Wales and with the Vee2 now close to 600 miles on the clock. To sum up my thoughts, compared to the K9 Wee I had before:

What I like best:

-The increased...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2014, 08:00 AM
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Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
When I bought the bike I innocently suggested...

When I bought the bike I innocently suggested that the first service was going to be free - no cigar, I have to pay a fixed price.

My Wee had its 14,500 miles service coming up and they quoted...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2014, 02:11 AM
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Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Yes it is a bit higher than the Wee (at least the...

Yes it is a bit higher than the Wee (at least the pre-2012 Wee). I can put the ball of my foot on the ground whereas I could flatfoot the Wee. I will be looking at aftermarket saddles, hopefully they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
As always, ths review is one guy's personal...

As always, ths review is one guy's personal opinion and he is entitled to it.

Points I disagree with:

- His beef about the handlebars. To be honest I had to go out and look at the bars on my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
The owner's manual has a loose leaf insert with...

The owner's manual has a loose leaf insert with the revised maintenance schedule. First service at 600 miles, then every 7500 miles or annually. I don't know the costs, I think the 600 mile one is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
No, they won't. For that you'll be looking at...

No, they won't. For that you'll be looking at aftermarket cases, or Suzuki do a top box that supposedly holds 'most full face helmets' according to the blurb.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
Just a quick update on todays riding. I...

Just a quick update on todays riding. I criss-crossed Snowdonia under dark skies but no rain - which is pretty good weather for Wales :nod

The saddle is definitely too hard for comfort over longer...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
I picked up my new black Vee2 yesterday. As I...

I picked up my new black Vee2 yesterday. As I mentioned up-thread I got the adventure pack thrown in for free, and added a centre stand myself.

To celebrate and give it a first workout, I am...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By faded_Glory
I hate to think of what she did to you when you...

I hate to think of what she did to you when you first met :huh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3,386
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Posted By faded_Glory
Hehehe I had pretty much the same idea :) ...

Hehehe I had pretty much the same idea :)

Mine is black, I thought of spraying the bill deep yellow and put Roadrunner stickies on the side.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
I might probably have been able to pick up a...

I might probably have been able to pick up a Super Tenere for not much more, and some people will say that is more bike for your money. I love Yamahas and I test rode one a while ago but found it too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 658,973
Posted By faded_Glory
I bought my Vee2 today, also in the UK. I got the...

I bought my Vee2 today, also in the UK. I got the Adventure Pack for free, and 500 off the list price. Dealer said that the bikes were not moving very fast. The adventure pack includes panniers,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By faded_Glory
Thanks guys, that's what I suspected. I will do...

Thanks guys, that's what I suspected. I will do my sums and see if the upgrade is going to be worth it for me.

fG
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By faded_Glory
Question Wee upgrade - re-using farkles?

I am considering to trade in my 2009 Wee for a new 2012 ABS model, and I'm wondering which of my farkles I can port across from this list:

- Madstad screen bracket
- fork brace
- Sargent saddle...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,779
Posted By faded_Glory
Very nice report of a great tour! Nice to...

Very nice report of a great tour!

Nice to see a Vstrom trip. I bought my own Wee from Pro-Bike back in 2010. I confess I have ogled other bikes from time to time but still love her too much for a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 277,566
Posted By faded_Glory
Yes it has a balance shaft. It is a little vibey...

Yes it has a balance shaft. It is a little vibey but nothing too serious.

fG
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,294
Posted By faded_Glory
I dropped my Wee when pushing it backwards out of...

I dropped my Wee when pushing it backwards out of the shed. I didn't have a lot of space for myself between the bike and the doorpost, so I decided to lean it away from me - not smart. It slowly...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 277,566
Posted By faded_Glory
I see your SR 400 and I raise you my SRX-6: ...

I see your SR 400 and I raise you my SRX-6:

http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv201/snijderj/SRX-6/DSC000991024x575.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 56,187
Posted By faded_Glory
That's my story too. Did exactly the same thing...

That's my story too. Did exactly the same thing you mention here a month ago, wasn't quite convinced and have been trying to think it thru ever since.

My conclusion is that I may at some point in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,850
Posted By faded_Glory
It also explains why a seasoned ADV Rider like...

It also explains why a seasoned ADV Rider like you can't tell his East from his West :lol3

fG
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,850
Posted By faded_Glory
Just wanted to say that I enjoy your RR very...

Just wanted to say that I enjoy your RR very much. You are a very good photographer and I like your commentary. I also can't fault you for your choice of bike :thumbup :D

One small tip, in case...
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