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Forum: Equipment 09-07-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,480
Posted By pbansen
Having had both, I can tell you that the vinyl...

Having had both, I can tell you that the vinyl ones feel hotter than leather. Whether that makes a difference to you or not is a personal choice. I, too, fussed over and worried about my leather...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,480
Posted By pbansen
I'd be interested also. I tried to set one up...

I'd be interested also. I tried to set one up with Russell a couple of years ago. Called in the fall (November?), spoke with the woman who answered the phone. She said they were busy and would...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By pbansen
Where I live in the mountains of Northern...

Where I live in the mountains of Northern California, the climate is very similar to Colorado. I use an Aerostich Darien jacket and pants - very waterproof for those afternoon thundershowers, very...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By pbansen
For the kind of volume you want, it's going to...

For the kind of volume you want, it's going to have to be in-ear if you're going to maintain any kind of sound quality. Small speakers in the helmet will distort. Custom earmold speakers are the...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By pbansen
Without knowing the manufacturers - and in some...

Without knowing the manufacturers - and in some cases the models - of the aftermarket items, it's really hard to say. I agree with Tweeder that a good rule of thumb is 50% of the original cost.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,980
Posted By pbansen
Those look just like the straps we use to attach...

Those look just like the straps we use to attach a traction splint to someone's broken leg - you weren't a ski patroller or firefighter in some past life...?
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By pbansen
Under my Darien pants (or Roadcrafter suit) I...

Under my Darien pants (or Roadcrafter suit) I wear LDComfort tights when it's hot and LDComfort tights under Mountain Hardwear fleece pants when it's colder.

The LDComfort products are excellent -...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,496
Posted By pbansen
Mountain Sun Touring

I've been using a set of Mountain Sun tank panniers on my R1150GS Adventure for quite a few years. Great design and construction - highly recommended!
...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
Posted By pbansen
Interesting! Can you tell us more about that? ...

Interesting! Can you tell us more about that? How hard was the conversion - did the back end of the capsule fit inside the FF50 housing? How did you run the HID wiring out of the FF50 housing? ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,167
Posted By pbansen
:clapCongratulations on the ride and thanks for...

:clapCongratulations on the ride and thanks for an entertaining and very readable account of your adventure!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,792
Posted By pbansen
Thumb Sounds like a great deal. Servo brakes have been...

Sounds like a great deal. Servo brakes have been a non-issue for me. No, it won't be as comfy for your pillion as a Wing, but this bike will go places that a Wing won't go. With a decent...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By pbansen
As noted, ABS V-Stroms are pretty rare and fetch...

As noted, ABS V-Stroms are pretty rare and fetch a premium price. As a result, if you're going to rebuild the bike and sell it, it would be pretty dumb to take the ABS off - the rebuilt ABS bike...
Forum: Racing 06-30-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 27,631
Posted By pbansen
Spped Channel coverage?

Anyone have an idea when the Hillclimb will be shown on Speed?

That picture of Malcolm Smith and Gina is terrific. The man is such a gentleman and consummate sportsman - modest, friendly,...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 27,631
Posted By pbansen
That video demonstrates why the Pike's Peak...

That video demonstrates why the Pike's Peak Hillclimb is so unique and such fun. Where else can you just stand along the side of the course and see everything from mega-buck, corporate-sponsored...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,026
Posted By pbansen
Amen. On the LDRiders list the DL-650 is...

Amen. On the LDRiders list the DL-650 is generally referred to as the 'girls model' or 'Girly Strom' which for some reason doesn't annoy me as much as 'Wee'...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,455
Posted By pbansen
Not a lot to add here but one more satisfied Wee...

Not a lot to add here but one more satisfied Wee owner/rider. 70-75 is a very, very happy cruising speed for them; minimal vibration. After many years on shaft drive bikes, chain maintenance is...
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,227
Posted By pbansen
Reverend Eddie James

Eddie was a one of a kind, larger than life character in the endurance riding community (which has no shortage of characters). He was funny, opinionated, respected and loved and he'll be hugely...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,879
Posted By pbansen
I'd be very skeptical that you could lower one...

I'd be very skeptical that you could lower one much more than 2".

As mentioned by others, the factory lowered BMW F650GS would be an excellent choice - you can get a seat height down to something...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 425,098
Posted By pbansen
Get it back on track

Riding technique and local conditions vary tremendously, so the argument over whether Tourances, Anakees or 705's suck worse in the mud is, ultimately, futile.

I've tried to read all the way...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By pbansen
Sounds like an excellent deal for such low miles....

Sounds like an excellent deal for such low miles. I'd jump on it. I have an '04 DL-650 that I bought used with a similarly low odometer reading. Great bike - you'll love it.
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,446
Posted By pbansen
Are you certain that it is truly a relay and not...

Are you certain that it is truly a relay and not the ballast and ignitor for the HID capsule?

I bought one of these bi-xenon low/high beam HID conversion kits last year intending to install it on...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By pbansen
Exactly. If you can find someone who can show...

Exactly. If you can find someone who can show you how to do a valve adjustment correctly, it's a really a very simple process - you'll be able to do it yourself from written directions after that. ...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By pbansen
Here's a picture of the Pro-Taper fat-bar...

Here's a picture of the Pro-Taper fat-bar adapter/risers:

http://pbansen.smugmug.com/photos/326136723_xcvxu-L.jpg


...and the $15.90 wide footpages from D2Moto...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By pbansen
Base on a quick glance at my bike, I think it...

Base on a quick glance at my bike, I think it might work.

If you could move the stock rider's pegs to the passenger position, it should work. The pivot pin diameter looks the same on my bike...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By pbansen
Laugh Cheapo wide footpegs for V-Strom

Here's the footpeg deal:

http://www.d2moto.com/Honda-XR-50-70-80-100-Kawasaki-KLR-650-Foot-Pegs-p/fp008.htm

Yes, this is the right one!

When you check out, there's a spot to enter a coupon...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,617
Posted By pbansen
With the exception of suspension, the mods you...

With the exception of suspension, the mods you mention for the V-Strom can all be done pretty cheaply. You can probably find a skidplate and crashbars used. Switching handlebars is cheap if you...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,738
Posted By pbansen
I have 2" ROX risers and Pro-Taper 'Pastrana FMX'...

I have 2" ROX risers and Pro-Taper 'Pastrana FMX' bars on my '04 DL-650. This provides a good bit higher and closer grip location which is very comfortable. This is about as far as you can go,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By pbansen
The airhead plug that Tork suggests is a little...

The airhead plug that Tork suggests is a little larger than the oilhead version, so it's less likely to suffer the same fate as your first one. I poked a couple of holes in mine and ran a small...
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,377
Posted By pbansen
Very sorry about your accident, but my...

Very sorry about your accident, but my compliments on writing an excellent and worthwhile account of it - using only one hand!

Good to know that your Aerostich held up well - hopefully the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,903
Posted By pbansen
Ricardo! Great to read your creative writing...

Ricardo!

Great to read your creative writing and through it hear your voice again, my friend!

My very best wishes,
Pete Bansen
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By pbansen
Rhythm section in your mirrors

I have K12RS mirrors on my '04 Adventure. Slightly more vibration than stock, so I tried drilling a small hole on the left one and adding a few ounces of #8 shot. It vibrates a less than the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By pbansen
I found one thread on it on here, but it...

I found one thread on it on here, but it pertained more to colder temperatures, which would seem to indicate that the lube within the sheath surrounding the drive cable is exerting more than usual...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By pbansen
I didn't detect any additional/unusual noise. ...

I didn't detect any additional/unusual noise. Seems like in order for the cable to "wind up" and then unwind or release at a higher than correct rate of rotation, there would have to be a period...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By pbansen
Speedo Gone Wild - briefly

A few miles into a ride yesterday, the speedometer on my '04 Adventure sudden started behaving erratically. It swung upward to over 100mph, then varied slowly between 120-130, up to 140, 150 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,032
Posted By pbansen
PICTURES! We need pictures!

PICTURES! We need pictures!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-18-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,538
Posted By pbansen
You mean just buy the assembled USB board and...

You mean just buy the assembled USB board and swap it out? That might solve the problem, but I doubt that Garmin would sell that component loose. If you're brave enough to open the unit and take a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,088
Posted By pbansen
+1 on that concept. I've been doing that for...

+1 on that concept. I've been doing that for years at a little shop in my town. I don't buy the tires from them, but they install them without a whimper - less than $60 to mount and balance two...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-17-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,538
Posted By pbansen
Well done!

Wow - excellent pictures and description of the project! For the tiny little solder tabs, you might want to find a friend who has a soldering station with variable temperature and some very small...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,062
Posted By pbansen
I bought the ones sold by AMotoStuff and...

I bought the ones sold by AMotoStuff and installed using the "HI-Off-LO" toggle switch mounted on the left trim piece on my DL-650. I'll post a picture or two of the switch. I've had favorable...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,088
Posted By pbansen
The posts I've read from people who are actually...

The posts I've read from people who are actually using the tires are about 97% favorable. There are a handful of facetious posts about the tires being terrible so that the "secret" won't be...
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