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Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Seventy One
Who the heck is Darien?

Who the heck is Darien?
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 482,627
Posted By Seventy One
Close. He usually pulls his Harley on a trailer. ...

Close. He usually pulls his Harley on a trailer.

That makes loading up camping gear a whole lot easier.
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 482,627
Posted By Seventy One
Tent, sleeping bags and bivy bag in second...

Tent, sleeping bags and bivy bag in second picture.

Sleeping bag and bivy bag in first.

Of course, in both pictures I also had all my regular camping gear as well (spare clothes, spare parts,...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 482,627
Posted By Seventy One
Packed for a week long, 6 state trip, mid...

Packed for a week long, 6 state trip, mid October. I could have stayed out pretty much indefinitely though. I never carry food with me. I like eating on the road. That's always a great time to meet...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Seventy One
Sounds like you stopped at a Cycle Gear instead. ...

Sounds like you stopped at a Cycle Gear instead.

Aerostich doesn't have suits that cost "several hundred dollars".

I ride a DR650 and Tiger 800XC and love their Darien two piece suit.
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 38,314
Posted By Seventy One
I posted the exact same info/opinion there that I...

I posted the exact same info/opinion there that I did here. :deal
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Seventy One
+1 on the Darien overpants. As a bonus,...

+1 on the Darien overpants.

As a bonus, going to the Dariens has freed up space on my bike because I no longer need to carry rain gear. Even decent rain gear like Frogg Toggs takes up a lot of...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 38,314
Posted By Seventy One
Really? :huh That's the first I've heard of this....

Really? :huh That's the first I've heard of this.

I've done 800+ mile days with it and had no issues. Best seat I've ever sat on. I did add an Alaskan Sheepskin butt pad to it though. As-is, it...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 377,907
Posted By Seventy One
I'd like to hear your review of it a year from...

I'd like to hear your review of it a year from now.

Durability is pretty important too.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-08-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Seventy One
Winona area checkin' in. I live just 10...

Winona area checkin' in.

I live just 10 miles from the Hiawatha rally and know the local gravel as well as anyone. I did the Great River Gravel Ride last year. Might do it again this year.

Hit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 93,250
Posted By Seventy One
To some people, a big ass "hunting knife hidden...

To some people, a big ass "hunting knife hidden inside a jacket for the purpose of self defense" sounds a lot like "concealed weapon".

I know it sounds crazy as a wet raccoon, but that's how...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,014
Posted By Seventy One
I'm pretty sure that the Akrapovic can for the...

I'm pretty sure that the Akrapovic can for the 800/800XC also needs to be repacked occasionally. Can someone confirm or deny this?
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,041
Posted By Seventy One
The correct answer to any "What bike should I...

The correct answer to any "What bike should I buy" threads on this site is always DR650. :deal



Just add a 5.3 gallon Acerbis tank and you're looking at 260 mile range.
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 482,627
Posted By Seventy One
You'll probably get 5,000 miles out of a Karoo3. ...

You'll probably get 5,000 miles out of a Karoo3.

Mine were half done at 2,500.
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 377,907
Posted By Seventy One
SW Motech. Duh, I've got the same one on my...

SW Motech.

Duh, I've got the same one on my bike.
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 377,907
Posted By Seventy One
Alt rider rear cargo plate. That took some...

Alt rider rear cargo plate.

That took some pretty serious force to bend that. :eek1
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 38,314
Posted By Seventy One
This is an adventure touring bike. These are the...

This is an adventure touring bike. These are the SUV's of motorcycling. It' much more closely related to a Lincoln Navigator than a Jeep. This, IMO, the key being happy with an 800XC.

Before...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 377,907
Posted By Seventy One
Cheapest accessory yet? ...

Cheapest accessory yet?

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss335/1911Kimber/MISC/Pics436.jpg

It's an old cat food can. I stole it from a KLR rider who'd just stolen it from a cat. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 124,803
Posted By Seventy One
Congrats! You are gonna love the Tiger. :deal ...

Congrats! You are gonna love the Tiger. :deal

I cranked out 16,000 miles in the first year and had absolutely no issues.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By Seventy One
As far as the "emergency rescue squad" comments...

As far as the "emergency rescue squad" comments are concerned, I don't there is a way to avoid that with Aerostich. :lol3 I have the standard weight Darien in tan. I get a lot of "That looks like a...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By Seventy One
Get the 800XC. Buy the wife a DR650 or an 800XC....

Get the 800XC. Buy the wife a DR650 or an 800XC. Maybe just buy yourself a DR650 and a second one for the wife. Better yet, buy one of each for both of you (800XC x 2 and DR650 x 2). That way you can...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,401,585
Posted By Seventy One
I love my stock windscreen. I'm 5' 11"...

I love my stock windscreen. I'm 5' 11" though.
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,401,585
Posted By Seventy One
I plan on checking the trade in value at 100,000...

I plan on checking the trade in value at 100,000 miles.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Seventy One
I've been looking for one too since my '13 800XC...

I've been looking for one too since my '13 800XC requires removing the passenger seat to access the factory lock.

This site has a bunch of them in several styles (Hinged and dead-bolt).

...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By Seventy One
I use the military issue Gore-tex bivy bag. I...

I use the military issue Gore-tex bivy bag. I paid $40 for mine last year, brand new. In short, I love it. I don't always find a campground when I need one and it's really handy for that. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Seventy One
If I researched stuff before buying it, I...

If I researched stuff before buying it, I wouldn't own anything.

Apparently it's all junk. That hasn't been the case, but the internet says it is.
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By Seventy One
If you can get the fuel tank off you're over half...

If you can get the fuel tank off you're over half way there. The rest of it really isn't too hard.

My only tips would be,

Read that portion of service before starting the service. Then read it...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 377,907
Posted By Seventy One
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on these....

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on these. I'd like some extra light since I live in rural deer country.
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 377,907
Posted By Seventy One
I'd be interested in 16" version if you get two...

I'd be interested in 16" version if you get two one gallon Roto Pax on it side-by-side. Wolfmans new Roto Pax mounts are way too rich for me.

Your locking method looks many times better than the...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 377,907
Posted By Seventy One
I'd love to see one that's 24" wide so I can tie...

I'd love to see one that's 24" wide so I can tie large Wolfman waterproof duffle bag to it. I have one very similar to that on mine and it's pretty much worthless. It holds a Pelican OR a Roto Pax...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 377,907
Posted By Seventy One
....snip.... So these are officially...

....snip....

So these are officially considered to be "driving lights" then? Weren't the halogens considered to be flood lights?

I've read several reports that the halogens were much brighter...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By Seventy One
What are you getting for mileage when you do the...

What are you getting for mileage when you do the calculations by hand? I don't trust the computer. How many tanks have you put through it with the new can?

My bike is stock and best ever fuel...
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,401,585
Posted By Seventy One
I added 20mm bar risers and my hands went numb in...

I added 20mm bar risers and my hands went numb in 20-30 minutes.

I rotated the bars back to where they should have been and the vibration went away completely.
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,513
Posted By Seventy One
I absolutely love my Aerostich Darien two piece...

I absolutely love my Aerostich Darien two piece suit.

I read a ton of reviews before buying mine and found them to be very accurate. About the only area which I disagreed was temperature. There...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 15,037
Posted By Seventy One
Last November I was out for a ride on my Tiger....

Last November I was out for a ride on my Tiger. It was 38 degrees and raining pretty hard. I was wearing my white helmet and tan Darien two-piece.

While on a perfectly strait 10 mile long section...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,806
Posted By Seventy One
The correct answer for any "What bike should I...

The correct answer for any "What bike should I get ?" threads on this site is always 'DR650'.


Always.
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,401,585
Posted By Seventy One
This is what I use. Paid $20 for them too (used...

This is what I use. Paid $20 for them too (used from Flea Market).
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,877
Views: 531,080
Posted By Seventy One
Pirelli Scorpions came stock on my '13 800XC. ...

Pirelli Scorpions came stock on my '13 800XC.

I didn't care for them originally but really grew to respect and trust them. I live on a gravel road and while certainly not ideal for it, they were...
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,401,585
Posted By Seventy One
---Snip--- Get one of these. :deal...

---Snip---



Get one of these. :deal http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=telescoping+magnet
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,277
Posted By Seventy One
You have to do a lot of work to the Navigator...

You have to do a lot of work to the Navigator first.
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