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Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 41,773
Posted By 650VTwin
This is one of the most awesome web tools I have...

This is one of the most awesome web tools I have ever seen. Really, really cool.

Any chance of getting a Bandit 1250 added to the list?
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 130,735
Posted By 650VTwin
Simply outstanding. Mongolia is on my list!!!

Simply outstanding. Mongolia is on my list!!!
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,423
Posted By 650VTwin
I have a Gerbings jacket. It's awesome. My only...

I have a Gerbings jacket. It's awesome. My only complaint is that the pigtails on the sleeves where the gloves plug in are about two inches too short. Keeps me warm at just about any temperature.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,902
Posted By 650VTwin
I dropped my GS trying to navigate a tight U-turn...

I dropped my GS trying to navigate a tight U-turn with luggage and a full tank of gas. I only had about a thousand miles on it at the time, so I didn't know what I was in for trying to pick it up. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,174
Posted By 650VTwin
Great report! I'm in the DC area, too, and I...

Great report! I'm in the DC area, too, and I often head toward WV for some two-wheeled decompression. Sounds like you found a few good roads that I haven't been on before -- next time I head "out...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By 650VTwin
Thanks to everyone for the info. Since posting...

Thanks to everyone for the info. Since posting my question and reading your suggestions, I've taken to shifting up more firmly -- I was doing the "gentle" shifting that some of you described, and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By 650VTwin
09 GS Drops Out Of Gear

Did some searches but I couldn't find any references to my particular problem. I have a 2009 R1200GS with just under 4,000 miles on the clock -- bought the dealer's last 09 this past spring. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,529
Posted By 650VTwin
+1. You can see more looking forward than...

+1. You can see more looking forward than looking back through two patches of mirror.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,656
Posted By 650VTwin
I've done the DC to NYC route a few times. I've...

I've done the DC to NYC route a few times. I've tried a few alternate routes (mainly through PA, but thinking about going through DE and trying the Lewes-Cape May ferry) but I still haven't figured...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,898
Posted By 650VTwin
Stung in the Neck

I was riding along a couple of warm Saturdays ago, minding my own business, when without warning I experienced a scorching pain in my neck. At first I thought debris (maybe a tree branch) swiped the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,819
Posted By 650VTwin
I dropped my GS just last week. I was trying to...

I dropped my GS just last week. I was trying to make a tight U-turn with a full tank of gas and heavy luggage on a steeply sloping gravel road. Dumb, I know. All of that U-turn practice is great...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By 650VTwin
Need Help - Suzuki Service in Northern Arizona

I am approaching a major service (valves, plugs, brakes, etc.) for my Wee Strom and I am looking for a good place to take it in Northern Arizona. The bike is in Prescott (home of Star Island,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,742
Posted By 650VTwin
I rode just under 6000 miles in my first year of...

I rode just under 6000 miles in my first year of riding -- lots of short trips around the neighborhood, taking it easy. Since then, I've averaged somewhere around 8000 miles a year -- fewer short...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-09-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By 650VTwin
Hadn't thought about Rt. 15 -- I'll check that...

Hadn't thought about Rt. 15 -- I'll check that out. Also, I was thinking of going west of Philly and then north through Bucks County. This is finally starting to come together. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-08-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By 650VTwin
Judging by the number of responses to my original...

Judging by the number of responses to my original post, I appear to be the first user of this forum to have any desire to travel from DC to NY the back way. I think I'll start by heading toward...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-04-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By 650VTwin
DC to NY (the back way)

I'm planning a ride from my home in the northern DC suburbs to Morristown, NJ (about an hour west of Manhattan). My goal is to avoid every inch of I-95. Can anybody recommend a good route, using...
Forum: Americas 10-04-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By 650VTwin
DC to NY (the back way)

I'm planning a ride from my home in the northern DC suburbs to Morristown, NJ (about an hour west of Manhattan). My goal is to avoid every inch of I-95. Can anybody recommend a good route, using...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,341
Posted By 650VTwin
In a nutshell, the DL650 is taller, softer, and...

In a nutshell, the DL650 is taller, softer, and more roomy. The SV650 is lighter, zippier, and a lot smaller (not great for us talk folks). The DL's high seating position is great in traffic, and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By 650VTwin
BMW Dealer in DC Area

Hi, all. I'm looking to invest in an R1200GS at sometime in the near future, and I'd like to know what people think of the two BMW dealers in the DC area (Bob's in Columbia and Battley in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,489
Posted By 650VTwin
There are lots of ways to parse the statistics,...

There are lots of ways to parse the statistics, but there's no arguing that riding will increase your risk of dying in a crash before something else (cancer, a heart attack, a plane crash, a freak...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,618
Posted By 650VTwin
Yes, I love it. Best bike I've ever owned.

Yes, I love it. Best bike I've ever owned.
Forum: Americas 05-29-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,359
Posted By 650VTwin
Sounds like a great trip. I rode from Maryland...

Sounds like a great trip. I rode from Maryland to Arizona last September and had the time of my life. For a June departure, I would be a little worried about the heat in the southern third of the...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,179
Posted By 650VTwin
I always soak my screen with a wet towel for...

I always soak my screen with a wet towel for 10-15 minutes at the end of every day. Bugs wipe right off. If you let them bake on for a few days, they may be harder to get off.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,633
Posted By 650VTwin
My back hurts when I ride my Strom, too. I think...

My back hurts when I ride my Strom, too. I think it has something to do with the riding position -- my back is basically vertical, which means that the bumps are transmitted directly up my spine. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,555
Posted By 650VTwin
The stats suggest that we should fear cars above...

The stats suggest that we should fear cars above all other hazards. That said, I'm more afraid of being blindsided by a deer.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,743
Posted By 650VTwin
Lots of good suggestions already, but if you're...

Lots of good suggestions already, but if you're looking for a light-ish, cheap-ish standard with enough power to manage the freeway, I'd consider a used SV650, 599, FZ6, or Ninja 650. Wet weight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,282
Posted By 650VTwin
I keep my drinking and riding separate. I find...

I keep my drinking and riding separate. I find riding to be most fun when I'm as alert as possible, and beer does nothing to contribute to my alertness. Besides, beer tastes best at the end of a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,218
Posted By 650VTwin
I like my Beadrider. It probably doubles the...

I like my Beadrider. It probably doubles the miles I can sit on my Bandit's seat and not feel squirmy. I rode for almost 10 hours yesterday and my butt did not feel punished The airflow was nice,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By 650VTwin
Bandit 1250 on dirt? Why not?

On a long ride through eastern WV yesterday, I got lost and treated myself to a 45-minute detour along a winding, bumpy gravel path. It took me through some of the prettiest scenery of the day, so I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 106,473
Posted By 650VTwin
Honda makes several bikes (Hornet, CB1300, and...

Honda makes several bikes (Hornet, CB1300, and Varadero 1000, for starters) that I'd love to buy, but not one of them is sold in the U.S. By contrast, there are no Honda models currently being sold...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,088
Posted By 650VTwin
In order (but not in haiku): 1. I have the...

In order (but not in haiku):

1. I have the stock bars and have been thinking of adding some risers. If you go up/back more than an inch or so, I believe you will have to put a new brake line on....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,194
Posted By 650VTwin
Clutch in, first gear, right foot on brake, left...

Clutch in, first gear, right foot on brake, left foot on ground. Best position from which to make a quick getaway if the need should arise. Can't see any good reason to do it differently.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By 650VTwin
Yes, I do. It's a handy way to hold on,...

Yes, I do. It's a handy way to hold on, especially over rough pavement and/or when braking hard.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,605
Posted By 650VTwin
Yamaha R1 and Crossplane Crankshaft

I saw (or, rather, heard) a new R1 out at Summit Point yesterday. I have no idea how it rides, but it sounds awesome -- kind of like a V-4. Any predictions about whether other manufacturers will...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,877
Posted By 650VTwin
You should be able to find a Bandit 1200 in good...

You should be able to find a Bandit 1200 in good condition for way below your budget. I've never ridden a 1200 and a 1250 side-by-side, but the 1200s certainly have an enthusiastic following.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,629
Posted By 650VTwin
I'm glad you bumped this, because I'm about to...

I'm glad you bumped this, because I'm about to spring for tickets. There's some great advice on this thread -- thanks to everyone who provided it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,877
Posted By 650VTwin
The Bandit 1250 is a solid choice. It is naked...

The Bandit 1250 is a solid choice. It is naked in the sense that you can see the engine, but it has a partial fairing around the instrument panel -- not sure if that meets your definition of naked...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,772
Posted By 650VTwin
I usually shift up at around 5000-5500. ...

I usually shift up at around 5000-5500. Sometimes closer to 7000 when passing or going uphill. Never had it over 9000. If you're worried about engine wear, just change the oil diligently and keep...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,786
Posted By 650VTwin
As an enthusiastic SV650 owner, I really wanted...

As an enthusiastic SV650 owner, I really wanted to like the Gladius. IMHO, Suzuki made three mistakes with the styling: the melty headlight, the funny colors, and pretty much everything to the rear...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By 650VTwin
I agree with everything he said. Seriously,...

I agree with everything he said.

Seriously, they're better than Trailwings, and they appear likely to go at least 8000 miles. I'm very happy with mine. (They're on my Wee.)
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