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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,305
Posted By MajorDuc
650 underpowered for two???

We must have some very large lads and lassies on this list if they find the 650 Strom underpowered. I also ride a Multistrada 1100S with gearing changed for better acceleration in low gears,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,316
Posted By MajorDuc
I took the Edelweiss ALps Tour in 2006 and used...

I took the Edelweiss ALps Tour in 2006 and used the DL650 ABS and never regretted a minute of it, and much of that time was with my wife on back. Great bike and two friends with 1200GS could not stay...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-17-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 1,251,172
Posted By MajorDuc
It seems alot folks just are not Nighthawk fans ...

It seems alot folks just are not Nighthawk fans

Very nice job Richard. A lot of us got started riding when a CB750 was the pinnacle of motorcycle technology and performance value. :clap We still...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-31-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,991
Posted By MajorDuc
Wicked Try contacting WORKS suspension and see what can...

Try contacting WORKS suspension and see what can they can do for you with increased ride height via a new rear shock. I've dragged my wife's SV650 exhaust headers on parking lot speed bumps. IMHO,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-20-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,727
Posted By MajorDuc
Did a 1,100 mile trip from Gallup to Denver by...

Did a 1,100 mile trip from Gallup to Denver by way of backroads ( including 100+ miles of dirt) two weeks ago and the bike just continues to impress the hell out of me. I lucked out and came back by...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-13-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,832
Posted By MajorDuc
I purchased mine in August 2006, and it is so...

I purchased mine in August 2006, and it is so solid you could use the bike for a balance beam, seriously. It is much more solid than center stands I have on a Ducati, Kawasaki (wifes) and my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-13-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,081
Posted By MajorDuc
The V-Strom (in either size) is an outstanding...

The V-Strom (in either size) is an outstanding motorcycle, If I could only have one bike (no, sell the kids first!), it would likely be a V-Strom 1000 for sport touring and the occasional forest...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-13-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,440
Posted By MajorDuc
Or get her a new Speed Triple, best of V-twin and...

Or get her a new Speed Triple, best of V-twin and inline 4 worlds (which you can borrow when she's not riding :evil . Nothing will pull from such low revs as smoothly as a triple, and the top end's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-13-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,440
Posted By MajorDuc
Have her try both DL's. In normal driving, the...

Have her try both DL's. In normal driving, the DL 650 has plenty of poke due to it's torque characteristics. Even with my other more powerful bikes, I've never felt underpowered on the DL650 two up...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-13-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,081
Posted By MajorDuc
Just finished a 3,100 mile trip from here to...

Just finished a 3,100 mile trip from here to Coeur D'Alene, ID and back via the Rockies, great trip and the Multi was a fantastic two up bike. No problems other than the centerstand dragging, but I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-13-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,832
Posted By MajorDuc
Never had a problem with my SW Mo-tech stand,...

Never had a problem with my SW Mo-tech stand, even riding two up and hitting some very large dips, ditto for one up on deeply rutted and rocky FS roads. I did go out and look at it after seeing this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-01-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,332
Posted By MajorDuc
Off thread a mite, but the VTR1000 simply didn't...

Off thread a mite, but the VTR1000 simply didn't have enough fuel capacity for the US, at least not in the Western states where it is not unusual to go 150 miles between decent gas stations. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-01-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By MajorDuc
Four Corners Suzuki in Farmington, NM had two...

Four Corners Suzuki in Farmington, NM had two 650's today when I stopped by on the way home from CO. One was yellow and the other I believe was black, but I didn't notice which year model they were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-01-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,764
Posted By MajorDuc
Talking I just got back from a 500+ mile round trip ride...

I just got back from a 500+ mile round trip ride from Gallup to Ouray, CO and back on our 650 V-Strom. Even with the lowest altitude around 5,500 ft and going all the way to nearly 10,000+, the wee...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,087
Posted By MajorDuc
Give Remus a try

Deep bass sound but not too loud. I rode 20 miles today without earplugs and was not complaining about sound levels. Really not too loud at all until you twist the throttle all the way open. A...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,871
Posted By MajorDuc
Remus Revolution is great!

I have Staintune on my wife's SV650 and the Remus on my DL650 with baffle in is louder than the Staintune with baffle in, but not nearly as loud as Staintune with baffle out. Just right for my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 959,916
Posted By MajorDuc
Question Sherpa baffle

Just got my my "new" 2000 Sherpa, just 2300 miles and cosmetically perfect. The previous owner did a baffle-ectomy, which probably just made her a louder but not more powerful bike. Loud thumpers...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By MajorDuc
Help needed checking out bike in Loveland, CO

Anyone live close to Cycle Central in Loveland, CO and have the time to go by and check out a 1981 KL250 for me? The price is $1,295 but it looks like new in the pictures they have. Any information...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-06-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By MajorDuc
Thumb I have a 2006 DL650 w/o ABS but rode one with ABS...

I have a 2006 DL650 w/o ABS but rode one with ABS for 2,200 km on an Edelweiss tour in June (great outfit and tour by the way) and was very impressed by the ABS on the DL650. I consider myself an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9,684
Views: 3,907,686
Posted By MajorDuc
Chuck's VStrom

Here's a recent pic of my wee strom near Telluride, CO. My wife and I were taking a "practice" ride before our Edelweiss Best of Europe tour that we just returned from. I rented a VStrom 650ABS...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,423
Posted By MajorDuc
Thumb We just got back from an Edelweiss Best of Europe...

We just got back from an Edelweiss Best of Europe tour that I was going to do after retirement in 4-x? years, but decided not to take the future for granted and we went in June. I selected the...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By MajorDuc
Actually a good question. Well designed case...

Actually a good question. Well designed case lines can actually allow you to carry more rather than less, if you are trying to fill them all the way to the top of the lid (cause otherwise the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-19-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,871
Posted By MajorDuc
This thread has been around for a while so...

This thread has been around for a while so perhaps this was posted elsewhere, but you can tune the sound of the Staintune (no pun intended) by reducing the length of the inner part of the removable...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2007, 12:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,843
Posted By MajorDuc
As a previous DR650 0wner and current DL650 owner...

As a previous DR650 0wner and current DL650 owner I can offer my perspective. The V-Strom is certainly heavier and less agile on rough dirt roads and should not go off-road in my humble opinion. On...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By MajorDuc
07 Tiger?

I test drove a new 2007 Tiger before buying my Multistrada 1100S and I was very impressed with the power, handling and smoothness of the bike. It would be great for cross-country touring and make a...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-14-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 124,768
Posted By MajorDuc
Hypermotard engine is great (in a Multistrada)

I haven't seen a Hypermotard in the flesh yet, but added a 2nd Duc to my garage in the form of a Multistrada 1100S (my wife rides with me half the time) and I dearly love the new engine. Loads of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,691
Posted By MajorDuc
Thumb Near Perfect Anyway

The DL650 is an amazingly competent motorcycle, lots of fun to ride and flexible enough to do just about anything on. I have two Duc's in my garage, a 2001 ST2 and a new Multistrada 1100S, and I use...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2006, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,052
Posted By MajorDuc
Wee Strom tires - air pressure

A friend and I ride together often with near identical 2006 DL650's, other than he put TKC's on his. I really can't tell that much difference when we swap bikes, even in loose sand or mixed loose...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,603
Posted By MajorDuc
DuPont Teflon Multi-Purpose lubricant

Use the above nomenclature as that is how it is labeled. Any ACE hardware store can order it for you and get it within a week, at least that has been my experience in Oregon and New Mexico. I agree...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-05-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,547
Views: 887,759
Posted By MajorDuc
Early dirt/gravel rough roads impressions

:1drink I only have 176 miles on my 2006 Red Wee-Strom, but have been quite pleased with it's performance on about 60 miles of Forest Service and county dirt/gravel roads, with about 100 yards of red...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-27-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4,547
Views: 887,759
Posted By MajorDuc
Talking New Dl650 owner this week!

After months of studying different bikes, and liking too many of them, I am picking up a new, Red V-Stromm 650 this Saturday. One question for the veterans of this group, I like the SW Motech skid...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-17-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,132
Posted By MajorDuc
more 2007 DL 1000 Rumors

Guys,

I'm new to the list but have been biking for over 40 years and am looking to add an adventure touring bike to the garage this Fall. My choices are all over the board, which probably says a...
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