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Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By Swedge
Xr650L no start/but will crank

i could not find the post dealing with this issue that i had stumbled on earlier. anyway as mentioned the bike would crank but not fire up, it was getting gas, but no spark, took out the ignition...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,516
Posted By Swedge
yep looks cool

however i bet it will cost more then 15,000 US and STILL get dusted by an XR650 off road. When is sombody going to build an Off-roadable (affordable) twin. the Stroms are NOT really off roadable...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,994
Posted By Swedge
yeah

Yeah what desert Dave said about the extra 350ccs.. I grin from ear to ear every time I blast off from a red light and the front wheel goes skyward!! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,994
Posted By Swedge
Yep

The big problem with the DL is that its just Ugly. i mean if it looked like a Ducati Hypermotard i am sure you would love your bike, but its hard to love somethung that ugly, no matter how well it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,118
Posted By Swedge
a better comparison

Honda Rukus Vs the 800GS
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By Swedge
*l*

Hope you splurge and put on some MT-21s!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By Swedge
New Elephant

Anybody catch this? pretty cool if it happens, although i would like to see them go the KTM route rather then the Vstrom route when it comes to off road ability. Sounds like it would have one heck of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,052
Posted By Swedge
Hmm

I use the "seat monkey" and the fact that my bike is so ugly nobody would want to steal it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By Swedge
yep

GP 110s good on road, Suck in the mud. I ran them on my XR, went back to MT-21s, even if they do feel to tall for the bike, they just work better, and the yare not all the shabby ON road, for a full...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,848
Posted By Swedge
yeah

It does have great lights! i mean they are far better then the ones on my Autos? or are you just looking to add "Gee wiz" stuff to your bike? Not a bad thing, but if your lights are bad then your DL...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-13-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,205
Posted By Swedge
*l*

I dont care how well you bike is protected any ON road Oops is going to do damage!! However some bikes have parts that are actually affordable and easy to obtain. as in Actually IN-STOCK at a LOCAL...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-13-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,205
Posted By Swedge
*l*

You shouldnt NEED to find shortcuts for something that simple. But Hey i used to work on F-4s for a living, EVERYTHING is easy compared to working on them, excpet perhaps the F-wonder-Lemon!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By Swedge
*l*

The DL1000 runs out of breath at 75? heck mine is just ideling at 75, matter of fact 75 is just about the time it needs to be shifted into 6th gear. as for the SVs that i have ridden, they do have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,205
Posted By Swedge
*l*

Wohoo a more expensive "ORANGE" DL1000... :rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 112,265
Posted By Swedge
Hey Mac

whats wrong with the KTM that would make you even consider the BMW?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-15-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By Swedge
hmm

Next time you install the plugs use a torque wrench. Perhaps your plastic sleeve that you used didn’t put enough torque on it and it worked it self out due to thermal stress &...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 130,454
Posted By Swedge
Cool

I love the OD Green ones! Now how about making the exhaust Black, along with anything else that’s bright and or shiny!! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,390
Posted By Swedge
Ok

so does anybody know why they Did not use HP2s or what ever they are calling the bike now days.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,390
Posted By Swedge
Ok

i am not a troll matter of fact if i can ever get my hands on one, i would love a new 800GS, or Even one of the new KTMs, (No local dealers with in 100s of miles) however that said, i don't need a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,390
Posted By Swedge
Serious question

I have been watching long way down, and I have been wondering, Does the big GS suck that much? I am not trying to start a flame war in the GS section, how ever, it seems like the bikes are always...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-27-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By Swedge
hmm

Does your car?
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,667
Posted By Swedge
Kick starting killed the XR?

I wish my XRL had a kick starter. i have never been stranded in the woods by my older XR600, DR 350m or XR 250 having a dead battery!!! Its hard to push start a bike in loose sand!!! besides kick...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,655
Posted By Swedge
Ok

ok just what bike do you compare the F800GS with? The "Metric" bike makers dont have any off road twins.. i mean REALLY off roadable. as it is now the only bikes in the F800s class would be KTM? and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,800
Posted By Swedge
Hmm

If you want "ON ROAD" only get an SV650.... same motor with a sexy body to match. the strom is ugly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,596
Posted By Swedge
well

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Actually the current power plant makes perfect sense, all they need to do is add an additional wheel to the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 1,191,282
Posted By Swedge
Hmm

neat bike, however if it is priced near the F800GS i will be going with the F800, however if its priced close to an XRL then its a whole new ball game, however its probbally a moot point as we wont...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-17-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,629
Posted By Swedge
yow

I agree, I know why they are changing the engine, so they can comply with the new emissions requirements, however don’t stop at the engine, make a whole new bike, the DL1000 is a pretty ugly beast,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,130
Posted By Swedge
Hmm

Got to pay off my Sub first, than i will get a new bumblebee. By then the bugs should be worked out of it, however its not like its a new engine.. would be interesting to do a side by side drag race...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,378,218
Posted By Swedge
Hey

"I see the Suzuki faithful's inferiority complex is getting revved up for a full January launch." I like the new 800GS, it may be the next bike i get. the 1200 is an over priced STREET bike......
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,378,218
Posted By Swedge
Ok

Its funny how the 1200 Gs owners all tout the top speed of the 1200 over the 800… that’s funny because if that was ALL that was important then my Dl1000 totally SPANKS a 1200GS in the department. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,378,218
Posted By Swedge
*l*

why buy the 1200Gs when the 800 looks to have better suspension, and virtually the same thrust to weight ratio.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-13-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,315
Posted By Swedge
Ok

"IF Harley Davidson made a dual sport adventure bike, what do you think it would look like and which motor would they use." It would be rotax based and look like a sportster with knobs. It would also...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 54,716
Posted By Swedge
great

Honda's answer to the Vstrom. although its not really an answer as its more expensive, and less HP and torque, although it does look better. Now put that motor into an XR650R frame and that would be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2007, 09:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,322
Posted By Swedge
Yow

Just wondering but how much did the eng work cost? Also while recently riding my XR650L it started ticking really loud, how ever it still pulled like a scared cat climbing a tree. I stopped, cut the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-01-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 110,639
Posted By Swedge
wow

that sounds cool. Now all we need is Honda to clone it so that normal folks can afford one.. *L*
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-31-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 42,153
Posted By Swedge
Benelli Amazonas!!! I want one....

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/benelli_tre_1130_k_amazonas_2007.php
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-31-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 110,639
Posted By Swedge
Cool bike

What is the suspension travel? the seat seems a bit confining and far back for a dirt bike. also most off road bikes have increased eng-cooling for off road work. was that or How was that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 1,191,282
Posted By Swedge
easy

My 94 XR650L
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 1,191,282
Posted By Swedge
That sucks!!!

anuther bike we wont ever see in the US!!! Its is a bit of a porker though.. My XR is about a 100lbs lighter..
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,319
Posted By Swedge
yes

Yes i want FI but i want it on a 450, 500, 600 or 650, maybe even a 700... something bigger then a 250!!!
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