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Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
I like my Strom,geez we got almost 4000 miles 2...

I like my Strom,geez we got almost 4000 miles 2 up with all our junk for the month of July so far and the bike performs like a champ,we were 960lbs at a state truck scale in Oregon,50mpg most of the...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
If your coming from a KLX don't worry about...

If your coming from a KLX don't worry about buffeting,we all come from 21" skinny tire dualsports,and my Strom is as smooth a can be compared to my KLR or my DR,if ya come off some big GS ya then you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 29,727
Posted By 8lives
Hey we stopped by on our way north on Saturday,it...

Hey we stopped by on our way north on Saturday,it was lookin like a good time was being had by all,Desi was wandering the crowd,and Alex well he sleeps late so we'll have make another trip I guess to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 29,727
Posted By 8lives
We are in Myrtle point for the night,ran into a...

We are in Myrtle point for the night,ran into a couple of fellers from Fallon,1 was ridin 1 of them funny Merican bikes and said he'd been on the Usal.anyway we will gather up and wander out in the...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
Hey thanks,I'm on the fence with K60's so it's...

Hey thanks,I'm on the fence with K60's so it's good to hear some feedback.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 29,727
Posted By 8lives
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,586
Posted By 8lives
When I wander solo I don't need as much but when...

When I wander solo I don't need as much but when I travel with my wife I'll take whatever keeps her happy cause it's nice to look in the tent and see her waiting for me.
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,586
Posted By 8lives
Makes me wanna get a Beemer,damn nice set up,oh...

Makes me wanna get a Beemer,damn nice set up,oh and that lady in the tent,ya that too!
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
Ran into a fine gentleman and his beautiful lover...

Ran into a fine gentleman and his beautiful lover while wandering around Canada a week ago and they had just experienced"auto-unload"they laughed but said at the moment of ejection it really sucked,I...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
Top loading boxes seem to work well,I see a lot...

Top loading boxes seem to work well,I see a lot of people unhappy with boxes that side load.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 29,727
Posted By 8lives
Hey does anyone know if the frona county park is...

Hey does anyone know if the frona county park is still open for camping?looks to be just east of Dora cemetery.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 808,877
Posted By 8lives
Dry bags,my storage of choice also.

Dry bags,my storage of choice also.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 29,727
Posted By 8lives
Got the time off,hoping to show up Saturday...

Got the time off,hoping to show up Saturday before noon to say hi visit,then wander on.
Forum: New Zealand 07-16-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,414
Posted By 8lives
Not sure if it relates but we used to see a lot...

Not sure if it relates but we used to see a lot of the old large truck transmissions do the large gear against small gear (pulling hard in overdrive) kinda failure.thanks for posting the rebuild,I'll...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 335,536
Posted By 8lives
I'll be waiting for the next episode of Aussie...

I'll be waiting for the next episode of Aussie style match maker.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,495,052
Posted By 8lives
When solo you gotta draw line the line in a...

When solo you gotta draw line the line in a different place,I do a lot of solo off-road I hear ya on that one!
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
Ya I know,cause I'm kinda a doofus you'll have to...

Ya I know,cause I'm kinda a doofus you'll have to use the info to google Kith's story,but as Strom owners it's a very good story,I promise I'll work on my linky skills!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 365,316
Posted By 8lives
Nice pic,Katoom 400???

Nice pic,Katoom 400???
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
Riders Hill Meet Kith Burkingstock, living proof...

Riders Hill Meet Kith Burkingstock, living proof of the durability of Suzuki's V-Strom 1000. Kith stopped in today with his '03 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 with 298,000 miles on it. His goal was 300,000 by...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
For 1500$ you can't go to wrong!its a old bike...

For 1500$ you can't go to wrong!its a old bike put a used shock on it and if down the road you love the bike and all is well you can put some fancy stuff on it.Have you googled Kith and his 300000...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
Check the oil window and unless it's weird cloudy...

Check the oil window and unless it's weird cloudy carry on or just drain the oil and see how it looks otherwise all is probably well.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
Asian motorcycles last well with crappy...

Asian motorcycles last well with crappy maintenance,many have sat for years under a tree outside and been brought back to many years of ggod service,if your looking at a bike that is older the 1000...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
As long as it's even remotely been taken care of...

As long as it's even remotely been taken care of it'll probably serve you well for a long time,bring it home and change the oil,make sure the coolant is something other than pure water and ride I...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,495,052
Posted By 8lives
Crossings always look better to me when I stop on...

Crossings always look better to me when I stop on the other side and look back,I'm getting better at doing crossings.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 98,219
Posted By 8lives
Kootenay lake ferry,some cheap phone

http://8lives.smugmug.com/Other/British-Columbia-trip/i-7T6NCmx/0/L/2014-07-03%2010.45.07-L.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-14-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,922
Posted By 8lives
I've seen um,it'll fit good on my Strom.

I've seen um,it'll fit good on my Strom.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-14-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,922
Posted By 8lives
Hey that's my kinda top box,what is it ?

Hey that's my kinda top box,what is it ?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-14-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,922
Posted By 8lives
Nice pics,thanks for sharing:clap

Nice pics,thanks for sharing:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,620
Posted By 8lives
DRZ 400, nice choice!

DRZ 400, nice choice!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 113,620
Posted By 8lives
Hey I'm in Redding,generally off on Monday and...

Hey I'm in Redding,generally off on Monday and Tuesday,I'm either on my heavy slow V Strom or my XT350,I like to go slow and enjoy the moments, we can grab a Java and do a meet and greet in town.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7,657
Views: 6,904,425
Posted By 8lives
So we hit Montana then Idaho jumped on I-90 and...

So we hit Montana then Idaho jumped on I-90 and laid the coal on the Wee Strom 80 to 90 mph for a bit,later that day she said from about 80 up the vibrations were just right,so if you want a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 29,727
Posted By 8lives
And it's a scenic ride,hell the cute red Beemer...

And it's a scenic ride,hell the cute red Beemer even made it:freaky
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,586
Posted By 8lives
I'm short so getting on and off a bike is...

I'm short so getting on and off a bike is gymnastics for me,well unless I drop the bike then I just step away and try to act like it wasn't my fault!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 29,727
Posted By 8lives
Finish the Macaroni salad and rinse the container...

Finish the Macaroni salad and rinse the container with Whisky,makes a fine large drinking tool.
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 26,153
Posted By 8lives
Ahh the adventure continues,and Spirit is looking...

Ahh the adventure continues,and Spirit is looking dashing after the winter projects!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 29,727
Posted By 8lives
Damn Katooms!

Damn Katooms!
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 648,248
Posted By 8lives
Nice idea,I come fresh from a KLR so this bungie...

Nice idea,I come fresh from a KLR so this bungie tip is right up my alley,and I can gettum fer free out on the highway!
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,586
Posted By 8lives
We were very comfortable!We did have a lotta shit...

We were very comfortable!We did have a lotta shit on board though,made us look like we we're a' goin somewhere,the whisky bottle took up space dontcha know ehh!
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,495,052
Posted By 8lives
Nice looking ride,you got good tires and lotsa...

Nice looking ride,you got good tires and lotsa protection now ya just need some mud/dirt,enjoy I sure like mine!
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,495,052
Posted By 8lives
Castlegar,B.C

http://8lives.smugmug.com/Other/British-Columbia-trip/i-qTSMbWL/0/L/image-L.jpg
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