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Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,213
Posted By Sock Puppet
I had a '98 ST2 and absolutely loved it! In...

I had a '98 ST2 and absolutely loved it! In fact, my brother still owns it. The '98 was the first year in the states, and it had slightly better suspension components than the later models. When...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-28-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,640
Posted By Sock Puppet
Congrats on the new bike!:thumb

Congrats on the new bike!:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,252
Posted By Sock Puppet
Excellent!:thumb

Excellent!:thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9,367
Views: 3,728,025
Posted By Sock Puppet
A pic of my Wee Strom after cutting down and...

A pic of my Wee Strom after cutting down and painting the stock windscreen:

http://www.sharemyalbums.com/User/747/Images/V-Strom%20Windscreen%20Mod/V-Strom%20Mod%20Pics%20004.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,566
Posted By Sock Puppet
I can get from Bloomfield to nearly Cuba on dirt,...

I can get from Bloomfield to nearly Cuba on dirt, but I'm not sure after that. Let me think about it a bit.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-06-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,336
Posted By Sock Puppet
Love it!!!:thumb :thumb :thumb

Love it!!!:thumb :thumb :thumb
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,912
Posted By Sock Puppet
I have the same set-up and have been extremely...

I have the same set-up and have been extremely satisfied with them.:thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By Sock Puppet
Looks good! Congrats, and have fun in AK!!!

Looks good! Congrats, and have fun in AK!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By Sock Puppet
+1. Good wishes to you and the families.

+1. Good wishes to you and the families.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,656
Posted By Sock Puppet
Which 36 litre bags do you have? I have E36's...

Which 36 litre bags do you have? I have E36's with Givi mounts on my Wee Strom and the wife hasn't commented on any difficulty (though we have limited 2-up time on the Wee.)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,752
Posted By Sock Puppet
I couldn't agree more. Even as a strictly road...

I couldn't agree more. Even as a strictly road use machine the Tiger won't get my nod because of the passenger accomodations. Maybe that's what they build the Sprint ST for?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9,367
Views: 3,728,025
Posted By Sock Puppet
In Zion National Park a few weeks ago: ...

In Zion National Park a few weeks ago:

http://www.sharemyalbums.com/User/747/Images/Utah%20Ride/Utah%20Gangsta%20Ride%20144.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9,367
Views: 3,728,025
Posted By Sock Puppet
Loaded up in Bryce Canyon: ...

Loaded up in Bryce Canyon:

http://www.sharemyalbums.com/User/747/Images/Utah%20Ride/Utah%20Gangsta%20Ride%20180.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,272
Posted By Sock Puppet
The local NAPA store wants $11 for their version....

The local NAPA store wants $11 for their version. The autoparts store down the road wants $10.50 for a WIX. I have a great realationship with my Suzuki dealer, and he sells me the Suzuki filter for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,159
Posted By Sock Puppet
The search button is your friend on this one. ...

The search button is your friend on this one.

Here are more pics than you can shake a stick at:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137220&page=2
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By Sock Puppet
I recently switched to the Suzuki Gel seat and...

I recently switched to the Suzuki Gel seat and I'm very pleased. With the stock seat I was squirming around after 200 miles. I did a 400 mile day with the Gel seat and never really thought about,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,113
Posted By Sock Puppet
Another bike with high pipes that may be close is...

Another bike with high pipes that may be close is the Aprilia Pegaso, but that wouldn't explain the BMW emblem.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By Sock Puppet
Congrats!:thumb

Congrats!:thumb
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,628
Posted By Sock Puppet
The ladies tell me that I already look like Ewan....

The ladies tell me that I already look like Ewan. I don't need a helmet to make the mobs worse.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By Sock Puppet
Nemo Losi Tent: Any experience?

I came across this tent at Sierra Trading Post. The stats look really good (weight, height, packed size,) but I don't know anything about Nemo products. Does anyone have any experience with them? Is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,168
Posted By Sock Puppet
Did you by any chance measure the tread depth...

Did you by any chance measure the tread depth before the 300 mile run? I realize not all results are typical, but I'm curious. If my tire wear over the last 1,100 miles is any indication I should...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,168
Posted By Sock Puppet
Thanks, I appreciate the input. I've usually run...

Thanks, I appreciate the input. I've usually run Anakees in the past and know what to expect from them. The Trail Wings are new to me so I thought it best to ask.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,415
Posted By Sock Puppet
That doesn't matter. It's finished.

That doesn't matter. It's finished.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,168
Posted By Sock Puppet
Any more input? All is appreciated.:nod

Any more input? All is appreciated.:nod
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,168
Posted By Sock Puppet
Hopefully a good bit of it!:evil There will be...

Hopefully a good bit of it!:evil There will be some interstate thrown in to get to the good stuff...probably 400 miles or so. A sad price to have to pay for the fun.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,168
Posted By Sock Puppet
Trail Wing tread depth = mileage question

Yes, I did a search and didn't quite find what I needed to know.

I've never had Trail Wings before. My Wee Strom now has 6400 miles on the stock Wings, and each tire has about 3mm of tread depth...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5,851
Views: 1,505,172
Posted By Sock Puppet
Awesome pic, Thumpjump! I was sad to see it go,...

Awesome pic, Thumpjump! I was sad to see it go, but glad it went to a good guy. Great to hear you had a good trip back!:thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Sock Puppet
WOOT! Congrats to you!:thumb

WOOT! Congrats to you!:thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Sock Puppet
From the problems you describe, I would suspect a...

From the problems you describe, I would suspect a fuel delivery problem.

Bad gas
Fuel Fiilter
Pinched/crimped fuel hose
Fuel pump
Power to the fuel pump (fuse)
Crimped vent line
etc.
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,350
Posted By Sock Puppet
So did you buy it? Can you give us more details?

So did you buy it? Can you give us more details?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By Sock Puppet
Hey, those are our glamour shots!:rofl I...

Hey, those are our glamour shots!:rofl

I find the stock seet acceptable up to about 200 miles, after that it looses comfort very quickly.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 468,958
Posted By Sock Puppet
GIVI side case mounts with E36 bags. El-Cheapo...

GIVI side case mounts with E36 bags. El-Cheapo top case (almost identical to the JCW case.) I'm very pleased with this setup so far.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By Sock Puppet
Suzuki tall windscreen, Suzuki hand guards,...

Suzuki tall windscreen, Suzuki hand guards, Oxford heated grips connected to factory lead with Eastern Beaver plug, Dan Vessel skid plate, DV radiator guard, DV oil cooler guard, GIVI saddlebag...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,633
Posted By Sock Puppet
SCHWEET! I love the exhaust for luggage...

SCHWEET! I love the exhaust for luggage options.:thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By Sock Puppet
You make some good points, and I can see your...

You make some good points, and I can see your frustration.

Fortuanately, I lucked out with the perfect wife, so I don't mind compromises on motorcycles.:nod :raabia

I think you will really...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By Sock Puppet
It would seem your cup is half empty. I...

It would seem your cup is half empty. I understand your decision making process, but I have never focussed so much on the negatives. It's a motorcycle for goodness sakes, not a washing machine!
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9,367
Views: 3,728,025
Posted By Sock Puppet
Took a little ride up into the mountains the...

Took a little ride up into the mountains the other day:

http://www.sharemyalbums.com/User/747/Images/V-Strom%20Ride%20Pics/V-Strom%20Ride%20Pics%20046.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Sock Puppet
Congrats!:thumb

Congrats!:thumb
Forum: Vendors 03-16-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,123
Posted By Sock Puppet
What is the sticking point, exactly? Many online...

What is the sticking point, exactly? Many online type businesses are moving toward the e-mail only route. If they give poor customer service via email, I can see not using them, but I can't hold it...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,703
Posted By Sock Puppet
+1. Definitely bigger than most, but bulletproof...

+1. Definitely bigger than most, but bulletproof and super comfy. I love mine!:raabia
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