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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By Gyrene84
That looks awesome.

That looks awesome.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By Gyrene84
Thumb I just moved from Calimesa to Pasadena a month...

I just moved from Calimesa to Pasadena a month ago. I loved riding the highways, fire roads, and truck trails around Big Bear.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 33,769
Posted By Gyrene84
Thumb And that is what it's all about.

And that is what it's all about.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By Gyrene84
I have a 30oz MSR fuel bottle, that fits in my...

I have a 30oz MSR fuel bottle, that fits in my tool tube, that I carry on long highway rides for emergency fuel. I carry two of them if I am going somewhere remote.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By Gyrene84
I always take my helmet with me. Always in the...

I always take my helmet with me. Always in the overhead bin or under the seat in my helmet bag, never had any issues. I do the ride and fly thing about 5 times a year.
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Gyrene84
I really like that handle idea. How is your...

I really like that handle idea.

How is your rear bow mounted?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 1,624,927
Posted By Gyrene84
My best Cellphone shot of my last bike. ...

My best Cellphone shot of my last bike.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/Bikebeach.jpg (http://s941.photobucket.com/user/Gyrene84/media/Bikebeach.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 549,881
Posted By Gyrene84
Train Bridge ...

Train Bridge

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/120812_002.jpg (http://s941.photobucket.com/user/Gyrene84/media/120812_002.jpg.html)
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,641
Posted By Gyrene84
Thumb I was looking for new tires about a month ago. I...

I was looking for new tires about a month ago. I got 10k out of my last set of Bridgestone Battlewings, so I ended up getting another set. 95% of my driving is highway commuting, 650mi a week.
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,612
Posted By Gyrene84
I ended up going with the Bridgestone Battlewings...

I ended up going with the Bridgestone Battlewings again. I got 10k out of the current set, and its in the shop today getting the new ones put on. Ended up with two nails in the rear on my way to work...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9,098
Views: 3,526,980
Posted By Gyrene84
On the way home from work today: ...

On the way home from work today:

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/IMAG0979_zps298e5d66.jpg (http://s941.photobucket.com/user/Gyrene84/media/IMAG0979_zps298e5d66.jpg.html)...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,612
Posted By Gyrene84
Thanks for the input everyone. Like I said, it...

Thanks for the input everyone. Like I said, it will be all freeway miles, I have maybe three more weeks left on my current tires, so I will make sure to compare all of your suggestions. Also I'm...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,612
Posted By Gyrene84
Highway tires for Vstrom

I apologize in advance for yet another tire thread.

I am looking for the longest lasting tire for Highway usage. My commute is 65 miles each way, so 650 miles a week, all freeway. My last set of...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,588
Posted By Gyrene84
2005 Vstrom 650. It's my daily driver so it's...

2005 Vstrom 650. It's my daily driver so it's great for my commute and all the fire roads in the area.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By Gyrene84
Anyone up for a ride this Friday afternoon or...

Anyone up for a ride this Friday afternoon or Saturday morning?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,413
Posted By Gyrene84
The wife and I went to check out the salmon...

The wife and I went to check out the salmon spawning yesterday. Park gates were closed, but tons of people parked up and down the shoulder of the 89 and walking into the parks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,413
Posted By Gyrene84
The wife and I are headed to Bishop this evening,...

The wife and I are headed to Bishop this evening, then of to South Lake Tahoe tomorrow morning. Hope to see some inmates at Oktoberfest on Saturday or Sunday. :freaky
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9,098
Views: 3,526,980
Posted By Gyrene84
You can only go so fast, I don't really have a...

You can only go so fast, I don't really have a response for torque but I haven't had any problems, my DL650 handles like a dream on the highway and in the curves and fire roads aren't an issue,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By Gyrene84
I get two free pints a day, I usually have one...

I get two free pints a day, I usually have one after work.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,270
Posted By Gyrene84
I live in Calimesa and ride in the San Bernardino...

I live in Calimesa and ride in the San Bernardino mountains frequently on my days off, which are Tue-wed until Nov, mainly the fire roads and truck trails. I'm on a 2005 Wee Strom. I found out they...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,413
Posted By Gyrene84
When I first looked at the forecast and saw lows...

When I first looked at the forecast and saw lows in the 20's, I decided the wife and I and the dag would be hoteling it :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,413
Posted By Gyrene84
We ars staying in a hotel over by the casinos and...

We ars staying in a hotel over by the casinos and Mc P's.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,413
Posted By Gyrene84
My wife and I are going to be at the one in...

My wife and I are going to be at the one in Tahoe, we won't be on the Strom as we are bringing our dog. Look for a guy in a lederhosen t-shirt with a dachshund :D
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By Gyrene84
What did it cost you for the spoke setup? It's...

What did it cost you for the spoke setup? It's the only thing I feel the strom really lacks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By Gyrene84
All a fore mentioned roads are good. Mulholland...

All a fore mentioned roads are good. Mulholland will be most enjoyable during the week, it gets extremely crowded on the weekends during the spring, summer, and fall, starting around 0930 until dusk....
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,168
Posted By Gyrene84
I have a stock 2005 DL650 and I usually get...

I have a stock 2005 DL650 and I usually get 53mpg. Though last tank I got 55mpg half mountain roads and half desert highway at 75mph.

I would say 220-250 miles is pretty safe.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,710
Posted By Gyrene84
For whoever's heading up tomorrow

For whoever's heading up tomorrow
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,710
Posted By Gyrene84
Have you already rolled through Beaumont? I'd...

Have you already rolled through Beaumont? I'd love to tag along the rest of the way if you haven't yet.
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 715,307
Posted By Gyrene84
Another in the San Bernardino Mountains ...

Another in the San Bernardino Mountains
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/IMAG1434_zps78988f5b.jpg (http://s941.photobucket.com/user/Gyrene84/media/IMAG1434_zps78988f5b.jpg.html)
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 33,769
Posted By Gyrene84
Not sure I understand. So one must take a picture...

Not sure I understand. So one must take a picture of their bike with the Golden Gate Bridge?

I would like to participate, but I'm a little slow.
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 715,307
Posted By Gyrene84
Nice morning in the San Bernardino National...

Nice morning in the San Bernardino National Forest.
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/IMAG1337_zps0a664c03.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,663
Posted By Gyrene84
Thanks for all the info. It looks like the...

Thanks for all the info.

It looks like the Nanuk 930 and the Pelican 1520 are the same size, off to see which one I can find the cheapest.

That mounting thread will be helpful in the near...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,516
Posted By Gyrene84
Helmet: 7zero7 Nemesis modular Bilt Explorer...

Helmet:
7zero7 Nemesis modular
Bilt Explorer

Jacket:
Joe Rocket Mil-Spec

Gloves:
Icon Pursuit
Speed & Strength insulated waterproof
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 61,283
Posted By Gyrene84
I've had the Bilt Explorer helmet for about 5...

I've had the Bilt Explorer helmet for about 5 months now. I picked it up for the $99 price the OP paid. I travel a lot and wanted a helmet I could take with me and not worry about being broken or...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,663
Posted By Gyrene84
Pelican cases?

Who on here is using a Pelican case as a top case? What size or model number are you using?

I've been using the JC Whitney trunk for about a year now, but I would like something a bit more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,338
Posted By Gyrene84
I'm a noob on a Vstrom 650, so if there are...

I'm a noob on a Vstrom 650, so if there are trails that are big bike friendly, I would be down to try it out. I've ridden a couple of the dirt roads that branch off the 38 on the way to big bear.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Gyrene84
Morning ride up and down Warm Springs Truck Road....

Morning ride up and down Warm Springs Truck Road.

2005 Suzuki DL650 with Bridgestone Battlewings.

Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n66C2067oxc

Down...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Gyrene84
If anyone is looking to ride fire roads anywhere...

If anyone is looking to ride fire roads anywhere in the San Bernardino national forest, let me know, I'm new to the area and would love to tag along.

I'm on a 2005 WeeStrom

Semper FI,
Patrick
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-04-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 157,855
Posted By Gyrene84
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/...

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/Gyrene84/Planes1.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9,957
Views: 3,155,613
Posted By Gyrene84
It's a 1992 Kawasaki KZ1000 Police Bike. ...

It's a 1992 Kawasaki KZ1000 Police Bike.

With a couple of cosmetic modifications.
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