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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38,259
Views: 10,147,402
Posted By wvtaco
I chewed my nails off watching that. He...

I chewed my nails off watching that.

He would be dead within a week around here. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,324
Posted By wvtaco
looks like fun so far!

looks like fun so far!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38,259
Views: 10,147,402
Posted By wvtaco
And…. And!?

And…. And!?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,855,915
Posted By wvtaco
<a href="http://imgur.com/XHyG0kJ"><img...

<a href="http://imgur.com/XHyG0kJ"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/XHyG0kJh.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,323
Posted By wvtaco
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd205/justinnel...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd205/justinnelson_01/005_zpsee9993fc.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/justinnelson_01/media/005_zpsee9993fc.jpg.html)

you can see the road behind the bike....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 854,423
Posted By wvtaco
The storm for me is a larger bike with decent...

The storm for me is a larger bike with decent power it's not about high reving 100+ mph speeds. It is happy at 85mph( 80 mph gps)and will do that across states. Between 5.5-9k rpm it has a nice...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By wvtaco
follow up im 265 lbs in full gear right now. i...

follow up im 265 lbs in full gear right now.
i put in the 11.6 kg/mm Shock Spring from procycle with the dl650 adapters. took me loner to figure out he adapters than it did to remover the shock and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,741
Posted By wvtaco
lsx ...

lsx
http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/hrdp-1109-stock-gm-ls-engine-big-bang-theory/

http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/hrdp-1104-594hp-53l-gen-iii-small-block-for-3252/

two good articles.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By wvtaco
I don't have a budget for that at 746 for the...

I don't have a budget for that at 746 for the r.a.p is above what I want to spent. One of the reason I got the strom was because of the r.a.p oem.
I don't really off road minus a few dirt roads you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By wvtaco
Ok I see what to order but can't decide on spring...

Ok I see what to order but can't decide on spring weight.
The oem is 8.something. I run around with 2.5sih preload and don't want a too stiff shock. I like the way this thing rides 1 up. But 2...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By wvtaco
Do you remember where you order your spring from?

Do you remember where you order your spring from?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By wvtaco
Vstrom rear shock questions

I have a 13 vstrom 650, I've done almost 11k miles in the year I have owned it and now I'm slowly adding and upgrading stuff. Now I want a stiffer rear shock. In full gear I weigh 260lbs and to get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 854,423
Posted By wvtaco
is it possible to swap in a stiffer rear spring...

is it possible to swap in a stiffer rear spring on the oem shock? at the correct sag i am at just under 3 on the rear(260lbs) and 2 up with luggage we are just under the payload by about 30 lbs. but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,516
Posted By wvtaco
don't know where I want to go... For a couple...

don't know where I want to go...
For a couple years I wanted to see what deals gap was about. I set up my old bike for a trip then three weeks before my trip I bought a new bike, so i took it. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,702
Posted By wvtaco
guess which way i went. ...

guess which way i went.
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd205/justinnelson_01/135_zpstvrpqt8w.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/justinnelson_01/media/135_zpstvrpqt8w.jpg.html)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By wvtaco
So it is running fine now?

So it is running fine now?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 854,423
Posted By wvtaco
Noticed something odd I swapped front tires...

Noticed something odd

I swapped front tires and when reinstalling it. I torqued the axle bolt to 74ft/lbs and left fork could be moved a tiny bit to left to right before I tightened the pinch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,599
Posted By wvtaco
My Suzuki been in the shop twice in a year. ...

My Suzuki been in the shop twice in a year.
Once for water filling up the cluster ( defect in rubber seal from factory, happened in the first month) and a leaky fork seal.
Now the key switch...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 854,423
Posted By wvtaco
i weigh 250 and just under three gives me the...

i weigh 250 and just under three gives me the correct sag. 2 up i just max it out.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-25-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 218,887
Posted By wvtaco
I forgot about this. It's great!

I forgot about this. It's great!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,378
Posted By wvtaco
Honda shadow 600cc. Daily drove 130 miles a day...

Honda shadow 600cc. Daily drove 130 miles a day on two lane mountain roads. Tire was about 4 months old. Had good wear on the pegs too.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By wvtaco
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd205/justinnel...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd205/justinnelson_01/Mobile%20Uploads/C0DDF8A8-F195-47E5-A01E-A50C68EFB227_zpsbob2nuhy.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38,259
Views: 10,147,402
Posted By wvtaco
Hey I did both lol.

Hey I did both lol.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,378
Posted By wvtaco
I've had two rear and one front. Front was...

I've had two rear and one front.
Front was after midnight on a back road.
Pinch flat in a tube. Had a victory dealership install two new tires and tubes after getting a nail in the rear. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 576,005
Posted By wvtaco
Every truck here does that. I think it hurts...

Every truck here does that. I think it hurts their ego.
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,025
Posted By wvtaco
Hopefully that fixed it. You have my kind of...

Hopefully that fixed it.
You have my kind of luck. I hope it gets better!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,675
Posted By wvtaco
I had a Cruze as a rental. They do stop slower...

I had a Cruze as a rental. They do stop slower then they accelerate and they accelerate pretty slow. At least the 1.8l ls version I drove. Numb vague brakes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,495
Posted By wvtaco
Not ugly just different. ...

Not ugly just different.
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd205/justinnelson_01/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb56f30fc.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38,259
Views: 10,147,402
Posted By wvtaco
I was riding the 06 Honda shadow 600 vlx....

I was riding the 06 Honda shadow 600 vlx. Cruising at about 60mph with half helmet and leather coat on a country two lane. The other direction comes a coal truck at I guess 70mph. As he passes by...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 854,423
Posted By wvtaco
6k rpm = 85mph indicated. I've ran tanks out at...

6k rpm = 85mph indicated. I've ran tanks out at that speed slabbing it across the east coast.
Max torque is at 6k rpm. But expect 42-45mpg at that speed.

I work 53 miles from home and have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 84,835
Posted By wvtaco
stock signals?

stock signals?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,182
Posted By wvtaco
the v6 2gr tacoma does that too. originally rated...

the v6 2gr tacoma does that too. originally rated at 245hp and 282lb-ft on 91 later they rerated it on 87, 236hp and 266 lb-ft. even stated in the owners manual for improved performance and towing...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,664
Posted By wvtaco
Awesome But are you sure the 1979 was a...

Awesome

But are you sure the 1979 was a cm450 and not a cm400?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By wvtaco
It can't be use with a psi gauge attached but can...

It can't be use with a psi gauge attached but can be used to inflate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,307
Posted By wvtaco
Side stand down and pull out Check check check...

Side stand down and pull out Check check check but no wrecks.

On the shadow it had a fork lock under the headlight. About once a week I would start it and go to leave. Damn.

First 2up ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 854,423
Posted By wvtaco
I was not dressed properly. My toes went numb but...

I was not dressed properly. My toes went numb but it was fun.
Here's my boring video if u want to see it. Light comes on at 420ish.
http://youtu.be/Rw9LlMZH1YQ
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 854,423
Posted By wvtaco
Went out for a short 100 loop yesterday testing...

Went out for a short 100 loop yesterday testing out a new go pro.
At one point my snowflake flashed with the temp(38) and the stayed on. I felt so proud lol.
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By wvtaco
I have a pair of pants, well two actually. Rev...

I have a pair of pants, well two actually.
Rev it Enterprise pants. I wear a 38w 34 in jeans, 6'2" 255 lbs.
The 3x pants fit me well and I can wear stuff under them. The other pair is a 2x I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 249,423
Posted By wvtaco
Do all top boxed rattle? I got a cheap one from...

Do all top boxed rattle?
I got a cheap one from jcwhitney( garage pro 33l) wife wanted. Back rest and I like storage.
Now when empty it rattles a lot. Do most of them do that?
I'm wanting to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 20,001
Posted By wvtaco
Current is too far north for me, while it is this...

Current is too far north for me, while it is this cold out.
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