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Forum: Beasts 09-27-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
I put that combo on the beginning of this summer...

I put that combo on the beginning of this summer and love it. I'll probably be rolling with those two as long as I have a Versys.
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By chach_86
I've had the RAM universal finger-grip mount for...

I've had the RAM universal finger-grip mount for about a year now and love it. I use it with my iphone 4s, but it would easily fit a bigger phone. I think it looks more hideous in all the photos than...
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 54,330
Posted By chach_86
You won't be disappointed! Got mine in the mail...

You won't be disappointed! Got mine in the mail today and was immediately impressed- great quality and great features. I was under the impression the connection was a cigarette lighter connection,...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Very nice- enjoy it kohburn!

Very nice- enjoy it kohburn!
Forum: Vendors 08-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 155,943
Posted By chach_86
That's great news! The more I thought about it, I...

That's great news! The more I thought about it, I realized how great it would (will) be to have your mounting plates on a set of pelicans (or really any hard case) and a set of your soft bags, and be...
Forum: Vendors 08-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 155,943
Posted By chach_86
Wow- these look awesome guys! Do you have any...

Wow- these look awesome guys! Do you have any plans to sell just your mounting system? The previous owner of my bike made a custom rack for the soft bags it came with, but I've been looking to mount...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,128,274
Posted By chach_86
Updated..... with the husband's rebuttal! ...

Updated..... with the husband's rebuttal!

"First I would like to say that this wasn't my parent's fault, or my wife's fault, or even completely my fault. At least 88.5% is the governments fault....
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,776
Posted By chach_86
I decided to go with the RAM universal finger...

I decided to go with the RAM universal finger mount a few months ago and have been really, really happy with it. I thought about the x-grip, but decided on this one after hearing about the movement....
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,811
Posted By chach_86
The one I have is a rod and the magnet has a...

The one I have is a rod and the magnet has a sleeve around it that (mostly) keeps it from grabbing other stuff. It was a pain to get down there since it wanted to go everywhere but where I wanted,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,811
Posted By chach_86
How big is that opening into the bottom of the...

How big is that opening into the bottom of the engine? Your best bet is a flexible magnet like was mentioned. If you get one strong enough it should be able to find it. I dropped a feeler gauge down...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By chach_86
Ha! It's done! I ended up buying the tire from...

Ha! It's done! I ended up buying the tire from Beaverton Moto and they mounted it for 25 bucks. I figure I'd pay this time and have about 1500 miles worth of time to get myself a quality set of tire...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By chach_86
Thanks Mortimer! A little digging and it looks...

Thanks Mortimer! A little digging and it looks like those tire levers might be Motion Pros- I'll look in to picking up a set.

As for the compressor- will size matter? Maybe I was thrown off by...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-12-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By chach_86
Mortimer- thanks for the link. I've already...

Mortimer- thanks for the link. I've already watched half those videos and know how to do it, but like I said- it's more of a tool thing. Spoons, compressor, balancing.. etc. I'd love to invest in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By chach_86
Anybody in the PDX area want to help me change a tire?

Hi everybody- I'm needing to do my first ever tire change on a motorcycle. I'm generally a person who would rather spend the money that a dealer would charge to do something on tools to learn it...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
OK- tire time... I'm sure this has been...

OK- tire time...

I'm sure this has been brought up a bajillion times in the 400+ pages of this thread, so I'll apologize in advance. What have you guys who do mainly roads with a bit of...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Any of the Portland-area Oregon riders want to...

Any of the Portland-area Oregon riders want to try to get together Wednesday for a ride? A couple of us over on the Versys forums are trying to work something out...
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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 29,741
Posted By chach_86
Just came across this video for waterproofing a...

Just came across this video for waterproofing a Nuvi that everyone might be interested in. Simple idea (silicone around the screen) and easy to do. Worth watching at least the last 30 seconds :rofl ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8,972
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,271,712
Posted By chach_86
Harry- what model is that? I'm definitely...

Harry- what model is that? I'm definitely interested, but wouldn't be able to make it up there until Wednesday...

*derp.... nevermind. Bigger than I want but a hell of a deal for somebody.
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
I bought my '08 V used with a Baldwin Saddle on...

I bought my '08 V used with a Baldwin Saddle on it. The guy I bought it from was in his late 60's and had rode over the Rockies from Western Oregon 2-up with his wife. I didn't really ask him much...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Add me!

Add me!
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Oh man... the Dalton Highway has been rattling...

Oh man... the Dalton Highway has been rattling around in my brain a whole lot recently. So you did it on the Versys? Any major changes to the bike? From the photos I've seen, it really doesn't look...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Nice bikes guys! Jeff- what tires are those? ...

Nice bikes guys! Jeff- what tires are those? -Chad
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Well- it turns out the plugs were still great as...

Well- it turns out the plugs were still great as expected, but at 11.5k all the exhaust valves were already tight (the intakes are borderline, too). Glad I took the time to go in and check. I should...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Thanks for all the tips so far guys. I did print...

Thanks for all the tips so far guys. I did print out the whole manual before I started everything, so it's been nice to go over it and read a bit more about the bike. I'm still on the fence about...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Thanks for the advice guys. Like Cuff mentioned-...

Thanks for the advice guys. Like Cuff mentioned- the spark plugs probably still have life in them, but there have been problems with the '08-'09 stick coils cracking and corroding from moisture, so i...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Thanks Cuff! That's a good list. As for the spark...

Thanks Cuff! That's a good list. As for the spark plugs, I figure since it was about time to see what the air filter looked like (the last owner said he hadn't cleaned it- so it was probably due) and...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Just a question for you guys who have been doing...

Just a question for you guys who have been doing the maintenance on this bike yourself. I've owned my Versys for the last 3k miles and am about to hit 12k on the odometer. Since i'm not sure if the...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Welcome Snecer! Totally jealous of your Alps...

Welcome Snecer! Totally jealous of your Alps photo! -Chad
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Wow- that seems like a pretty sweet deal! You're...

Wow- that seems like a pretty sweet deal! You're gonna love it- enjoy! -Chad
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Sweet- thanks guys. Sounds like hand guards are...

Sweet- thanks guys. Sounds like hand guards are the way to go! -Chad
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
I have a question for you Versys winter riders......

I have a question for you Versys winter riders... I've been enjoying my first "winter" (the winters in the PNW are laughable compared to those you guys up north or back on the east coat see) riding...
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
I believe my V will be known from here on out as...

I believe my V will be known from here on out as the Wonder Pig.:rofl
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,258
Posted By chach_86
Just my two cents... I've never rode a V-Strom or...

Just my two cents... I've never rode a V-Strom or the Honda, but I've heard good things about both. I did, though, sell my sport bike this past August and picked up an '08 Versys with saddlebags,...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,526
Posted By chach_86
I've had my Manfrotto for over ten years now and...

I've had my Manfrotto for over ten years now and it's built like a tank. It's not gonna be light like a carbon, but it's cheaper and probably sturdier. I have used a pan/tilt head with the quick...
Forum: Beasts 01-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Sweet! I'm already looking forward to some warmer...

Sweet! I'm already looking forward to some warmer weather to get together some group rides! _Chad
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
I would love to hook up with you guys for a ride...

I would love to hook up with you guys for a ride some time. Judging by the photo, I would fit right in with my red '08.

Gustavo-where in Hillsboro do you hang around? I've seen a red Versys...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Done. ARE YOU HAPPY!?! :lol3

Done. ARE YOU HAPPY!?! :lol3
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
RJ- I'm down in Hillsboro, Oregon- about 20 min...

RJ- I'm down in Hillsboro, Oregon- about 20 min west of Portland.
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,797
Views: 1,532,800
Posted By chach_86
Whoah! I'm glad I finally found out where all the...

Whoah! I'm glad I finally found out where all the Versys riders hang out on here! Just thought I'd "check in" and say hi. Picked up my Versys in August and have already put nearly as many miles on it...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,073
Posted By chach_86
I sold my ER-6N (a naked Ninja) in august and...

I sold my ER-6N (a naked Ninja) in august and picked up an '08 Versys. I've put nearly as many miles on it in four months than I did with the ER in 3 years. It's just so much fun to ride. Enjoy!
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