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Forum: Beasts 07-04-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By Glenfilthie
So Long But Not Farewell

Let me preface this with a caveat: I am not really a good rider. I was out of the game for 20 years and got back in last year with the big Vee. I wanted the big BMW adventure bike but it was too...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,658
Posted By Glenfilthie
I think you need to ask yourself what all you...

I think you need to ask yourself what all you will be doing.

If it's just yourself you can get by with the middleweights and not give an inch to the bigger bikes.

If you are looking at some...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,119
Posted By Glenfilthie
Got The Gravel Blues

I know I haven't got the best offroadable bike with the big Vee...but it is it just my imagination or is this thing a total pig in the gravel? Have I turned into a sissy?

A riding buddy of mine...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By Glenfilthie
An Imposter Among Us

And you never even knew I was here, didjya?:lol3

But how would you? I look every inch the intrepid adventure rider: my Strom is sporting the TKC knobbie tires. My crash bars look like they are...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-29-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,447
Posted By Glenfilthie
I hate to say it but I would be very careful...

I hate to say it but I would be very careful about how much blame for this I would lay at the feet of KTM. I know the guys at Cycle Jerks and their reputation is not good. I won't buy anything from...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By Glenfilthie
I can't sell it Razar even if I wanted too, I...

I can't sell it Razar even if I wanted too, I don't even know if the thing is working or not!

Seriously, I bought the bike, found this thing on it and that is all I got! I think I need software...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,363
Posted By Glenfilthie
Boon is right. I have the big Vee and if you ask...

Boon is right. I have the big Vee and if you ask me, that wee is no shrimp either. For a 650 the Wee is a huge machine.
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By Glenfilthie
What's This 'Black Box' Nonsense???

Hi fellers.

Unlike you lot, I am still living in the distant past and I am easily frightened by modern technology.

I have bought a used V Strom 1000 with one of these sitting under the seat:...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,281
Posted By Glenfilthie
Thumb Well I am not into bike-snobbery myself. If some...

Well I am not into bike-snobbery myself. If some idiot wants to think he is some sort of elite authority and that the Vee is not capable in the adventure role I suppose there is no harm in it, I will...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,879
Posted By Glenfilthie
Go For It!

The biggest problem with the Vee and the Wee for the newbie is that they are intimidating. These are big bikes from the beginner's perspective. I have always ridden smaller bikes and for me the first...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 114,042
Posted By Glenfilthie
It...it's hideous!!! It's FrankenVeee!!!!...

It...it's hideous!!!

It's FrankenVeee!!!! Everyone run for your lives!!!:lol3

That patch job isn't half bad, really...adds character...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,720
Posted By Glenfilthie
I can't seem to shift my V Strom in the lower...

I can't seem to shift my V Strom in the lower gears smoothly at all. At first I thought it was because it has been years since I was last on a bike, and that I had gotten old and stupid!

Now I...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,714
Posted By Glenfilthie
I can't see them doing that unless they have...

I can't see them doing that unless they have something to replace it. That bike is still a good seller, they are tooled up for it and they will flog them until the design is either obsolete or the...
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,791
Posted By Glenfilthie
Spring Has Come And Stupidity Is In The Air

I just dumped about 500 bucks on crap for the V Strom, I got some of those TKC80 tires and some crash bars - I desperately need the former and hope I never need the latter - but V Stroms are lazy...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,663
Posted By Glenfilthie
Yup, there will be some new boots in my future...

Yup, there will be some new boots in my future and no bones about it. I had some smoothies on the bike last year and they were fine on the street...but in the gravel with a passenger and a bit of a...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,663
Posted By Glenfilthie
I really appreciate all this info guys. I want to...

I really appreciate all this info guys. I want to eventually ride with people like you lot here and my biggest nightmare would be to go on some awesome trip and holding everybody up while they wait...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,663
Posted By Glenfilthie
I am a newbie and the V Strom is my first big...

I am a newbie and the V Strom is my first big bike fellers. When you start dual-sporting you don't really know what you want because you've never done it before. I would like to go up to Alaska but...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,663
Posted By Glenfilthie
Pimping A Big V-Strom=Polishing A Turd?

:huh

Fellers I have the big VStrom and I am conflicted: should I spend a thousand bucks and the next summer futzing around with tires, crash bars and drop-kits etc etc trying to make this pig...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By Glenfilthie
Hammock Camping???

I am seeing more and more of this and I am wondering what you fellers here think...? Do you have one? Is it the way to go for an adventure rider?

They look like they're dirt simple and a good way...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By Glenfilthie
Motorcycle Avionics

Awhile back I was reading a ride report by some intrepid explorer on a big VStrom and he had a full blown instrument panel on that beast. If I recall he had a GPS, mobile weather station, radar,...
Forum: Canada 08-31-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Glenfilthie
Sheepskin...For My Bungholio...

I have just been humiliated and demoralized by that 'Longest Day' discussion where the guys are putting on a thousand miles or more in one single day.

I drive the big V Strom and I find the...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By Glenfilthie
Pokie I just wonder if I haven't left things a...

Pokie I just wonder if I haven't left things a little too late in life. There are 16 year olds out there that know more about engines than I do...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By Glenfilthie
How Old Is Too Old

Good Mornin' Folks.

I am the proud owner of a used VStrom 1000 and I couldn't be happier. It's my first bigger bike and me and the wife are riding it all over tarnation, hither and yon and having...
Forum: Canada 07-30-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Glenfilthie
Thanks for the pics and responses fellas. ...

Thanks for the pics and responses fellas.

Canon - can you tell me where you buy those metal saddle bags from? I would like to set my bike up almost exactly the way you have if possible...
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Forum: Canada 07-29-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Glenfilthie
Enduro Tires On The Big Wee Strom?

Fellas this is my first big bike and I am wondering what your take is. Is it worthwhile to put nobbies on the big 1000cc bike? How much 'road ability' do you lose by going to those?

The big...
Forum: Canada 07-25-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,670
Posted By Glenfilthie
Well I did it. Today, Without intending to...

Well I did it.

Today, Without intending to I found a used 1000cc Wee Strom and I am now a happy camper. I will get rid of the smoothie tires and get some true enduros, some crash bars and soone...
Forum: Canada 07-22-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,670
Posted By Glenfilthie
Thanks Folk. Yup - I was in at Cycle Works and...

Thanks Folk. Yup - I was in at Cycle Works and sitting on that KLR. If I weren't so short and stubby I would have bought it. I could handle it with just myself riding but if I am going to have a...
Forum: Canada 07-20-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,670
Posted By Glenfilthie
Sorry for mis posting this one everyone! I am new...

Sorry for mis posting this one everyone! I am new to the forum and don't want to whizz in anyone's corn flakes...

Thank you for the kind advice fellas. Yes, I am in Alberta and a trip out to BC...
Forum: Canada 07-19-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,670
Posted By Glenfilthie
Pissed Keep Your Damned Motorcycle

No, scratch that! Shove your bike where the sun don't shine!!!

I am so mad I could fuggin SPIT.

After reading all the stuff you turkeys are posting I couldn't take it anymore. I decided it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,647
Posted By Glenfilthie
Looks good Six Fiddy but you are off to a bad...

Looks good Six Fiddy but you are off to a bad start already! You're going the wrong way! You should come out west and check out the Donut Queens we have in our Tim Hortons in Alberta!:evil

I am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By Glenfilthie
Thanks guys. I am fat shorty and suffice it to...

Thanks guys. I am fat shorty and suffice it to say my wife is not a skinny person.:D

The biggest bike I had in the past was a Honda CX500 and it seemed to me that poor little bike was just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By Glenfilthie
How Small Is Too Small

I have decided to get into the adventure motorcycle game but it has been years since I have ridden a motorcycle. I will be mostly on the street riding two up with the wife but would like to go for...
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