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Forum: Beasts 09-10-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By 2500hd4x
Laugh It dumped about 12oz of water out of the front...

It dumped about 12oz of water out of the front spark plug bore this morning after I cleaned out the drain hole. There was a dirt dauber nest in my drain hole for the spark plug. Cleaned it out with...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By 2500hd4x
Question What is wrong with my V Strom?

Bike: 03 DL1000,~65K miles. Power commander III.

Issue: Runs but NO power. Farts and burps a lot if revved.

Situation: I am working out of town. A long way from home. Brought my bike over...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,129
Posted By 2500hd4x
Well, after googling for a test procedure and a...

Well, after googling for a test procedure and a spending some time on Stromtrooper; I have isolated the problem as just what you said mrxinpa :nod ....I am now a member of the burnt stator club...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,129
Posted By 2500hd4x
Well, it does have 56,000 problem free miles...

Well, it does have 56,000 problem free miles :rofl , wanna buy one with a fried stator?.....Thanks for the link mrxinpa....
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,129
Posted By 2500hd4x
V-Strom electrical help-

Bike: 2003 DL1000. ~ 56,000miles.

Problem: Won't charge at all. The charging system is screwed apparently. It runs fine till it discharges the battery.

Backstory/Rant (Skip ahead for the tech...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By 2500hd4x
XM Nav Weather and traffic both work (TOGETHER...

XM Nav Weather and traffic both work (TOGETHER Only) on my GXM 30 w/my 2730.....That may be how they are getting it to work. I am paying $16.94 for all music channels and XM Weather on my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By 2500hd4x
Explain the situation (firmly) and be nice?...

Explain the situation (firmly) and be nice? Worked for me. :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By 2500hd4x
I have gone through this twice with my 2730. The...

I have gone through this twice with my 2730. The upshot of it is, is that NavWeather will not work without NavTraffic activated. Even though it is a seperate package and they say it will, it won't....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-02-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By 2500hd4x
I just used the AC power cable that came with the...

I just used the AC power cable that came with the unit and spliced to to an SAE connector that runs to a fuse block off the battery. (FREE not $40) It has no audio cable in the way to tie off or mess...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,934
Posted By 2500hd4x
FWIW, I have the Suzuki (Kappa) hard cases and...

FWIW, I have the Suzuki (Kappa) hard cases and mounts on my 03' Vee. They are quick detach and I haven't had any problems with them. One key for all three cases, quick detach, etc. They came with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-08-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,424
Posted By 2500hd4x
I had a 60CSx with a ram mount on my KLR. Hard...

I had a 60CSx with a ram mount on my KLR. Hard wired it and had no problems at all.

I have Topo 2008, but only used it for hiking so far, not offroading on the bike-It uses a lot of memory on the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-12-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By 2500hd4x
After searching the web this morning found my...

After searching the web this morning found my answer- on the touratech website. White wire positive, stranded silver is negative. Says so right on the kit notes. Just had to ask google the right...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-12-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,897
Posted By 2500hd4x
Weather is $3.99 a month additional on the unit....

Weather is $3.99 a month additional on the unit. $12.95 for "Everything XM" package so a total of $16.94 a month. I agree their website info sucks- I had to call to activate the weather part of my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-11-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,897
Posted By 2500hd4x
Check your PM's- Hope this helps.

Check your PM's- Hope this helps.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-11-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,897
Posted By 2500hd4x
I just picked one up off Ebay last week- $200...

I just picked one up off Ebay last week- $200 shipped with XM antennae- Finally was in the right place at the right time. He doesn't have any more listed right now but I could PM you the sellers info...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-11-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By 2500hd4x
2730 Hardwire Question- again...

Just picked up what was apparently one of the last refurbed 2730's out there off of Ebay- :clap. Works great (in the truck so far anyway).

Based on the advice from this thread:...
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,229
Posted By 2500hd4x
I just got finished installing the spacers on my...

I just got finished installing the spacers on my Vee- and there is now a big difference. Of course I changed out the cush drive rubbers and installed a new "all balls" bearing kit at the same time...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 196,142
Posted By 2500hd4x
:eek1 UH-OH. I love your ride reports, you...

:eek1 UH-OH.

I love your ride reports, you truly are a gifted writer....I just caught up on this one. This isn't how it should end.....:cry Hopefully the grocery spigot isn't cut off?!?!
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,910
Posted By 2500hd4x
[Back when these things were new (and Yellow V...

[Back when these things were new (and Yellow V were just a day dream of a Suzuki designer who couldn't figure out what color to paint the slower ones :lol3 ) I tried every single screen on teh market...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,910
Posted By 2500hd4x
Other than possibly my wallet- Thats the same...

Other than possibly my wallet- Thats the same thing I was thinking. So here we go to 15 1/2" from 20"....

Before: http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j254/2500hd4x/Picture015.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,910
Posted By 2500hd4x
Thats strange- I have the same helmet as before,...

Thats strange- I have the same helmet as before, and its the same week coming off of a KLR with stock windscreen and I had no buffeting and never felt the need for earplugs up to 80mph. My helmet...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,910
Posted By 2500hd4x
Question Quick V-Strom ?

Just picked up a new to me (2003 model) V-Strom. Thats the one without the adjustable windscreen. In the faster yellow color :clap .... Anyway- I know this is killing the already beaten dead horse,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By 2500hd4x
Locally we have had a fairly wet year-Northern...

Locally we have had a fairly wet year-Northern Georgia is still way behind. I was up there last month on a riding/hiking/camping trip and it is still very dry up in the mountains of GA/NC....SE GA is...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By 2500hd4x
Nice that you got in a ride this weekend! This...

Nice that you got in a ride this weekend! This weather is killing me, I actually have a weekend off and it has been absolutely pouring every 10 minutes. :cry I have been fiddling with my KLR in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By 2500hd4x
Wouldn't it vibrate like a box of rocks at all...

Wouldn't it vibrate like a box of rocks at all rpms if that was off or had jumped time? Worse at idle? The chains and all that in the left side case looked good and exhibited no obvious wear when I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By 2500hd4x
I don't think its internal to the engine, it just...

I don't think its internal to the engine, it just doesn't feel like it is grinding/slapping internally-just a high buzzing resonance at certain ranges that turns my hands numb. Maybe I'm wrong...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By 2500hd4x
No sir, it does it while sitting still as well....

No sir, it does it while sitting still as well. Above 4Krpm bar buzz/fairing windscreen rattle. Drops off around 5500, but I can't be doing 70 everywhere I go....Are you still running the anti-vibe...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By 2500hd4x
Thanks for the idea! -- The anti-vibe risers look...

Thanks for the idea! -- The anti-vibe risers look like the ticket. Google is my friend, I found a review on the Rox Speeds by Hondo and then found their website (apparently they have no dealers). Rox...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By 2500hd4x
What is a grip puppy??? I would probably jump on...

What is a grip puppy??? I would probably jump on the anti-vibe risers if they are available for the KLR. I rented an 08' FLHTC (Electra Glide Classic) last week for my anniversary trip out in Vegas....
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By 2500hd4x
Nope, the tires are not balanced. It does it...

Nope, the tires are not balanced. It does it sitting still though, so I don't think its the cush drive, chain tension/wear, 14T sprocket or the tires. The windscreen rattles badly above 4K sitting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By 2500hd4x
Question KLR-vibes above 4000rpm

Hey all-

I have searched. Still at a loss. Looking for what I am missing here.

PROBLEM: Vibes through the handlebars @ above 4000rpm. Hands go numb in no time. Worse on my right hand for...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,689
Posted By 2500hd4x
My wife and I are headed to Vegas this Thursday...

My wife and I are headed to Vegas this Thursday for our anniversary/graduation present for her....Its our first time in Vegas (or out west for that matter). Friday is my "Fun Day" to do what I want....
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By 2500hd4x
Buy a real truck instead of an SUV ya cheapskate....

Buy a real truck instead of an SUV ya cheapskate. Put bike in back of truck. Pull travel trailer with truck. Put Roscoe in truck. Problem solved. :D Do you miss your F250 yet??
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,901
Posted By 2500hd4x
Theres a 640 adventure as well, no longer in the...

Theres a 640 adventure as well, no longer in the US from what I understand. Hilton Head Motorsports has a PILE of bikes. Honda/Yamaha of Savannah has new KTM's and a fairly good selection of used...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,901
Posted By 2500hd4x
Badass-some maintenance quirks from what I...

Badass-some maintenance quirks from what I understand (involved oil changes). I have no first hand experience riding one so I may be talking out my ass. They are a little more spendy, but good deals...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,901
Posted By 2500hd4x
No clear title (on an off road bike you get a...

No clear title (on an off road bike you get a "certificate of origin")-
YOU ARE HEADED FOR A NIGHTMARE AT THE GA DMV!!! I just got my tag after two and a half weeks of wrangling. I had a clear SC...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,901
Posted By 2500hd4x
You have got some great riding not far from where...

You have got some great riding not far from where you are at-I love going up to North Georgia/NC and just kicking around for a few days, usually in an old jeep. I am just getting serious about the DS...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,901
Posted By 2500hd4x
Fissed :D ....Athens has the weirdest traffic...

Fissed :D ....Athens has the weirdest traffic patterns of any town I've ever seen (except maybe the rotaries in Boston/NE-whats up with those?)...There is an "inner loop" and and "outer loop" to get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,901
Posted By 2500hd4x
You want to ride an underpowered DS bike around...

You want to ride an underpowered DS bike around the 10 loop in Athens traffic?? You are nuts man. Its a big switch to go from all that power on tap with your SV to a thumper.....:D

DR400, DR650,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By 2500hd4x
Pics of what is on the bike now...

If anybody is interested- This is what it looks like right now. See-no holes for the retainer plate in the sprocket!! At this angle you can't see how hooked the teeth are either. :eek1 Lots of nice...
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