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Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,242
Posted By flying_hun
I've demoed both the Capo and the Multi, and...

I've demoed both the Capo and the Multi, and maybe I didn't ride the Capo hard enough, but I didn't manage to induce the kind of behavior described in the vid. It is less "taut" than the Multi, but...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
I just may do that. :D

I just may do that. :D
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
I'm another one who would like the Versys to make...

I'm another one who would like the Versys to make more power. During the time that I've had the V I've had several other bikes with more power, including my current Multistrada, but I love riding...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Just Back From A Visit

I got back this week from visiting my blue Versys in its home in the UK. We spent some time riding it in Yorkshire, the Peaks, the Lakes, and the IOM. Here are few pics.

Up above the Bungalow on...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Grant, I've got to go with JD on this one. Mine...

Grant, I've got to go with JD on this one. Mine is fairly smooth, and at 5000 to 6000 rpm it's about as smooth as it gets.

That said, some folks are more sensitive to vibes than others. If...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By flying_hun
+1

+1
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Grant, subscribing to your thread, and looking...

Grant, subscribing to your thread, and looking forward to having you back in California so we can go riding some more.
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Me too. One more point, do not worry about the...

Me too. One more point, do not worry about the earlier poster's remarks regarding nimbleness of the Versys compared to the KLR. The Versys is quite nimble, and has really nice turn-in. Like any...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
I like the Seat Concepts product. It works well...

I like the Seat Concepts product. It works well for me, and levels out the rider portion of the seat. Prior to buying it I had customized the stock seat by building up the foam at the front with a...
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Thanks, that the Kawasaki touring screen. ...

Thanks, that the Kawasaki touring screen.



Thank you. It was a fun trip.
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Pic taken of me and my wife on the Col du...

Pic taken of me and my wife on the Col du Galibier. The smile should tell you something. :D
...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 201,621
Posted By flying_hun
I saw that and thought, "Hey, I know where that...

I saw that and thought, "Hey, I know where that is!" Nice pics and post.
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
How did you measure your speed for this? I'm...

How did you measure your speed for this? I'm pretty sure the speedo is driven by a sensor on the countershaft, so the relationship between rpm and indicated mph for a given gear is fixed. My stock...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
That's a good question. I have another that...

That's a good question. I have another that comes from conferring with another owner on a ride this past weekend. How about one that is just a bit larger in displacement. Not a 4 like the 1000,...
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
I bought a 2009 in 2011, and there were a few...

I bought a 2009 in 2011, and there were a few strange events that might have been due to it sitting, though it would have had to have gotten wet first on a couple of them, so maybe that's not due to...
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Yeah, let me add in here. Regular gas is fine. ...

Yeah, let me add in here. Regular gas is fine. Let that sucker rev. The motor stops making more power ~8500 rpm in stock tune, so the last 2K rpm is just over-rev if you need it. Like David R, I...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Agreed on all counts! Where are you headed in...

Agreed on all counts! Where are you headed in Europe?
Forum: Europe 01-04-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By flying_hun
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Europe 01-03-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By flying_hun
I'll be watching this thread since I'll be coming...

I'll be watching this thread since I'll be coming at the same time. I'm going to see one of the TdF stages in Yorkshire, then head to the IOM to see a day or two of the Southern 100. In between...
Forum: Europe 12-31-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By flying_hun
I'm looking to bring a group from the US to the...

I'm looking to bring a group from the US to the UK in July, and this sounds like it would be a good spot for us to base camp. Have you made this happen?
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2013, 06:43 PM
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Posted By flying_hun
That's my vote.

That's my vote.
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
I'm guessing Freeryde is anticipating coming home...

I'm guessing Freeryde is anticipating coming home so he can lane split again. :wink: I've split with and without side cases, and it's definitely easier without. Yeah, I know the topbox is there,...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Glad to hear it. BTW, I have run the 011's and...

Glad to hear it. BTW, I have run the 011's and they are among my favorite tires of all those I've run on my two V's. I know it's sacrilege, but I prefer them to Bridgestones, Dunlops (of several...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Seat Concepts sends you the kit. All you have to...

Seat Concepts sends you the kit. All you have to do is put it on the seat pan you have. I put one on this weekend. Big, big improvement over stock. Better than the Corbin I have on the other one....
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10,340
Views: 1,334,255
Posted By flying_hun
Nice RR. Congrats on the new bike!

Nice RR. Congrats on the new bike!
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6,570
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Posted By flying_hun
You could try cranking in a little more rear...

You could try cranking in a little more rear preload, but I'm thinking your closing sentence captures it. The SMT turns in pretty quickly, and so does the Versys. Mine shares garage space with a...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10,340
Views: 1,334,255
Posted By flying_hun
Don't sell your Strom, ship it to Europe, and...

Don't sell your Strom, ship it to Europe, and leave it there. That way you'll always be able to ride there. It's easy to do. I've done it, and we ride there every year.
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Brake Caliper Upgrade Brackets?

Just back from a two-up tour in the UK, and am reminded that for fully loaded touring the Versys' brakes leave a bit to be desired. Knowing that the folks in the world V-Stroms and SV's have access...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10,340
Views: 1,334,255
Posted By flying_hun
Let's just all agree that it's an amazing road...

Let's just all agree that it's an amazing road (my favorite of all the alpine passes I've ridden), and a great name for a wonderful bike. :1drink
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10,340
Views: 1,334,255
Posted By flying_hun
Have you talked to him about this? Bad, bad...

Have you talked to him about this? Bad, bad manners.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15,097
Views: 8,513,929
Posted By flying_hun
I think I met her in Sept., 2011 in Nevada. She...

I think I met her in Sept., 2011 in Nevada. She was part of a group of folks riding really vintage bikes, IIRC hers was the second newest bike there. The only newer bike was a post-war Velo ridden...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,269
Posted By flying_hun
That might have been the better choice for...

That might have been the better choice for me....:lol3
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,269
Posted By flying_hun
Cool thread, bike, and build! I guess I'm...

Cool thread, bike, and build!

I guess I'm one lucky guy because I had a demo ride on a V65 TT back in the day in Seattle, not knowing so few were imported. Since my main ride back then was an...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Can't help with pressure info, but looking...

Can't help with pressure info, but looking forward to your review.
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Which model Shinko? I'm just about to mount up a...

Which model Shinko? I'm just about to mount up a second pair of the 011, which I like far more than expected.
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
What a great looking set up!

What a great looking set up!
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By flying_hun
I believe there was a recall on cams and...

I believe there was a recall on cams and followers in the 2009 model, but there are others here who will know more.

Congrats on the successful completion of an epic journey! :clap Looking...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10,340
Views: 1,334,255
Posted By flying_hun
No argument, but it addresses the persistent...

No argument, but it addresses the persistent belief that the GS is magically much lighter than the Stelvio.
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10,340
Views: 1,334,255
Posted By flying_hun
It's great to see confirmation of what was...

It's great to see confirmation of what was already expected, but quite contrary to conventional wisdom. Good stuff.
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,917
Posted By flying_hun
Yep, higher speeds are death for fuel mileage on...

Yep, higher speeds are death for fuel mileage on the Versys. If I do much freeway time on a tank, I don't see 50 mpg.
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