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Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 725,802
Posted By Spork Rider
Fuel Capacity

I dont know how to search this thread for the phrase "fuel capacity" but I'm pretty sure it's been mentioned previously - and it doesn't carry much compared to other ^600cc DS's at 3.6 gallons. Even...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,001
Posted By Spork Rider
How come all the other countries get all the cool...

How come all the other countries get all the cool stuff? I hate cruisers - the big four Japanese Mfrs think that's all we buy.

The US market needs this bike - actually, we need the Versys to...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 429,733
Posted By Spork Rider
Yeah? - I found a tire that works good on wet...

Yeah? - I found a tire that works good on wet clay. It's the same one they use for ice racing.

And I was going to dis the Bandit with 705's until I realized that it's probably as gravel-worthy...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8,973
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,274,024
Posted By Spork Rider
Tourmaster Transition II Jacket - $65.00

Selling a Tourmaster Transition II, Khaki color, 3XL. Asking $65.00

It has one full season of use, in great shape.

I lost a bunch of weight, now I wear an XL.

PM if interested.

Drew
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By Spork Rider
Where do you live now? Because if you still live...

Where do you live now? Because if you still live around here, I could show you some great forest service road rides around here - mostly what I want the KLR for anyway...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By Spork Rider
+1 Send them back to Shinko

+1

Send them back to Shinko
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 429,733
Posted By Spork Rider
I'm not a tire expert, but I do know that all...

I'm not a tire expert, but I do know that all modern tires have multiple plies, but here's my common sense assessment of what's going on there:

Something has allowed the innermost layer of the...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,471
Posted By Spork Rider
#1: Center stand. The wee doesnt have shit for...

#1: Center stand. The wee doesnt have shit for clearance anyway.

Also, I would recomend crash bars right away. I don't care what anyone says, the Wee is not a begginer bike; it is a...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,867
Posted By Spork Rider
HAAA! I love it. The tractor wins! This from a...

HAAA! I love it. The tractor wins! This from a guy who owns them all! Others may cry "Blasphemy! The Wee and GS are perfect!" Drink the Kool-aid, boys....

Back in 07' when I decided to get back...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By Spork Rider
Once in a while I'll cruise thru a g-out in 3rd...

Once in a while I'll cruise thru a g-out in 3rd gear and grind my centerstand. Typically, though I won't bottom-out off road. But that's because I paddle-foot through a lot of areas I would like to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By Spork Rider
Trail Boss: Thank you for this - it pretty much...

Trail Boss: Thank you for this - it pretty much sums up whats really important to me right now. This is kind of what I was thinking, and looking for, from someone who had first hand knowledge of both...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By Spork Rider
Tires on the wee....

I have considered putting a TKC or K60 on the front of my Wee to get it to perform better off road. I still may if I don't pull the trigger on a KLR.

At the minimum, I know I'm going to put new...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Spork Rider
Thank God this isn't stromtrooper. A banning...

Thank God this isn't stromtrooper. A banning would have ensued....:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By Spork Rider
I may do that.... My brother lives in Mountain...

I may do that.... My brother lives in Mountain View, and I've been meaning to visit him for a long time....PM me. What color is it?
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By Spork Rider
There seems to be a glut of 08's on Craigslist....

There seems to be a glut of 08's on Craigslist. Does this have to do with the oil consumption? Were all the 08's like this, or just a serial # series?

Is it just an oil ring defect? I saw a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By Spork Rider
I don't want to have to trailer a bike to the...

I don't want to have to trailer a bike to the dirt. There's no way I'm riding a 250 120miles over Snoq. pass to get to a trail I've scoped out.

The KTM's and BMW options are OK if you have deep...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By Spork Rider
I'm liking what I'm hearing so far. Let me...

I'm liking what I'm hearing so far.

Let me clariry my "one bike" edict. I can only have one bike for the next 12-24 months. I've been out of work for a long time, went back to school (UW Project...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,508
Posted By Spork Rider
Trade Wee for KLR650? WTF am I thinking?

I have a 07 DL650 that I bought new. The odo just turned 25K miles. Last summer I started riding the thing in earnest on the local forest service roads. I have found that, while my actual gravel time...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8,973
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,274,024
Posted By Spork Rider
Tourmaster Transition II Jacket

I have a Transition 2 Jacket for sale. Size is 3XL, color is Khaki, condition is very good 8/10. (This means that there are a couple stains here and there that I could get out if I decided to wash...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,393
Posted By Spork Rider
trooper

I think it would be good if we had our own section. We already have our own forum(s). I actually spend a lot of time over in the 'trooper, but it's pretty uptight over there.

ADV rocks. It's...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,393
Posted By Spork Rider
2 years

I'm going to preface with a confirmation that I am sometimes a whiny little bitch.

The F-twins have been around for 2 years and they get thier own section?

How long have 'Stroms been around?...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,685
Posted By Spork Rider
Very cool, very nice, looks like a true adventure...

Very cool, very nice, looks like a true adventure bike. I like your choice in finishes, if not stickers. I have some Rhino Lining in my stroms future.

Get that spoked 18" back there, and then...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Spork Rider
19"

Does it have a 19" front wheel? If not, I don't see it as competition.
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,812
Posted By Spork Rider
juice clog

I got hunch that says it's a fuel clog somewhere. In a screen, in the fuel filter, somewhere.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,405
Posted By Spork Rider
I actually didn't say what I meant . I should...

I actually didn't say what I meant . I should have said "I like using the clutch..." instead of "I like shifting" which is to say that I enjoy operating my bike the way I have for years already. Just...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,405
Posted By Spork Rider
If you read what a lot of Enduro riders are...

If you read what a lot of Enduro riders are saying about the clutch, the "one with the bike" thing is actually enhanced. Guys are winning enduros with the rekluse, and at every level.

This is...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-01-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,405
Posted By Spork Rider
Switched brake levers

Don't mean to crash the LC8 forum as a Wee rider, but I think Katooms rock, and Rekluse doesn't make a clutch for us yet.

As somebody who has ridden motorcycles for 25 years, and ridden mountain...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9,260
Views: 3,653,518
Posted By Spork Rider
Bags

What kind of soft bags are those, and are they mounted on a frame, or just slung over the seat?

I need panniers, and the idea of big pop cans or garbage cans doesn't appeal to me. Those look like...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,156
Posted By Spork Rider
I laid my Wee down about a month after I got it,...

I laid my Wee down about a month after I got it, which was April 07. It's had a big cheeze grater bruise in the blue paint on the right side, which I sanded out but have not repainted. It isn't...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,796
Posted By Spork Rider
Wisdom

I've got two things to say in response to your story, which I appreciated a great deal not just because it was a good story and well written, but it took some balls to tell it:

First,the seeds of...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,810
Posted By Spork Rider
One word: Power

If you haven't spent a lot of time on gravel roads, but plan to use your strom to ride them, I would say wee. The power of the vee, in addition to being "more" is "different". I could try to...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By Spork Rider
I should restate

You are right...and I should restate....a lot of thier stuff is really well designed. It's all really well made, from really good materials. I think that it is mostly good looking stuff. Their...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By Spork Rider
Big Touratesticles

I live in Seattle and own a wee. I go down to the store once in a while and look at the candy. I own a gear shift lever from them and a oil filler cap. Between those 2 piss-ant items I have about...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,485
Posted By Spork Rider
I think it looks awsome! It looks very moto...

I think it looks awsome! It looks very moto naked like that.

But you are running Vstrom wheels, and that was my point. I would totally do what you have done here. How does it handle with the...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,485
Posted By Spork Rider
Versys

I think the Versys is an awesome bike. My local Kawi dealer let me ride one because he thought that as soon as I did I would sell my wee. Well, that's not going to happen, but my ride on the Versys...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,970
Posted By Spork Rider
Thanks

Ratty:

No, I have a garage, so no shitty (like today) weather to contend with. (When is this winter going to friken end?)

But as I mentioned, it's going to be a few months before I think I...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,445
Posted By Spork Rider
Well, yeah, you can go wrong....

I thinkd that the wee is great one bike to have if you can only have one bike...

with some caveats:

1) You actually do plan to take it on the dirt. But don't plan a of technical trails work...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By Spork Rider
One Bike

I would love to have multiple bikes. If I could, I would add a new Goldwing for long trips and rides with my wife.

I recently test rode a Duc Hypermotard. Wow! Incredibly fun bike. For riding...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,970
Posted By Spork Rider
You interested in some consulting work? Pays beer.....

Ratty:

I have an 07 wee and I live in Bellevue. I have been thinking about what I am going to do when I need to do a valve adj. I only have 12K on mine right now - but the bike is my only...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,466
Posted By Spork Rider
Buzz Kill

Wow! Major Buzz kill, huh fella's. Not even a "go fuck yourself?"

Look, if I came into a bunch of money, there are two vehicles I would immediatly go buy, both tuetonic.

First is a new...
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