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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6,999
Views: 1,641,308
Posted By Unstable Rider
Great posts and conversation you guys. :deal ...

Great posts and conversation you guys. :deal
Good to be among great riders such as yourselves-- also a pleasure to hear from the foreign-riders.

Some of the "vibe" some 'Vers riders think they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6,999
Views: 1,641,308
Posted By Unstable Rider
A skid plate is going to be your only answer I am...

A skid plate is going to be your only answer I am afraid. There are a few to pick from, no cheap options- sorry.

Your black v. above is AWSUM! :deal

I am re-vamping my "Vers and am considering...
Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Unstable Rider
I know some drive themselves mad each fall.... ...

I know some drive themselves mad each fall....

"should I change the oil now, so the bike sleeps with nice clean oil all winter...... but then it will be "old" come spring.... or somehow be...
Forum: Canada Today, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Unstable Rider
As soon as I got 1/4 of the way through your...

As soon as I got 1/4 of the way through your post, it occurred to me they must be using CONTRACTORS or private services for hire, and that there were not state or government staffed sites. Clearly...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 284,534
Posted By Unstable Rider
I really appreciate the insight and the fast...

I really appreciate the insight and the fast detailed response.

I'll give you a call about the time I ship and we can talk about it again.I don't really like the carbon fiber look, can a person do...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Unstable Rider
I had the tool tubes on a 2009 KLR. It...

I had the tool tubes on a 2009 KLR.

It was not for carrying fuel. I carried tools in one, sometimes stuffed rain paints in another, little flask of oil for extended trips, etc.

Why hide...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 284,534
Posted By Unstable Rider
I will be sending my 2008 Kawi Versys 650 seat...

I will be sending my 2008 Kawi Versys 650 seat pan to you in the next week or so. I see you have it "covered" :wink: on your web site. I like the sounds of your stock mods, but it says to contact you...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Unstable Rider
tool tubes ! ...

tool tubes !

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/Unstable_rider/A%20Break%20in%20Manitowish_zps8178zwri.jpg~original


If you have SW Motech hardware, (and you should....:evil)
there is...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 38,725
Posted By Unstable Rider
Great write ups and comments you guys- nothing...

Great write ups and comments you guys- nothing beats personal experience.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Unstable Rider
I got to see some up close and got a peek inside...

I got to see some up close and got a peek inside some on another bike. I was impressed by the under-lid storage, a small thing but useful. The sliding-rail mount is cool.

I know this fellow had...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,193
Posted By Unstable Rider
Nice little bike, great price point, but when I...

Nice little bike, great price point, but when I rode it and got it to what felt like the "sweet spot", I was going about 45 and it felt like 70, when I rung it out to 60, the speed limit on one...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Unstable Rider
On my last bike I wired in a plug for my Gerbings...

On my last bike I wired in a plug for my Gerbings on a side panel of the bike. Kind of below my hip and slightly behind me. As I stould next to the bike, I had enough slack to "plug in" and still...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 355,840
Posted By Unstable Rider
Thanks Fred, always appreciated. :D I joked for...

Thanks Fred, always appreciated. :D
I joked for several years, and swore I was going to get a Pacific Coast, so that when I have my other bike tore apart Mon-Friday and I am having fun ( a KLR and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-14-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 355,840
Posted By Unstable Rider
Those little dioramas are sweet. Have not tried...

Those little dioramas are sweet. Have not tried that yet.

Meanwhile, same old shit for me, HDR and desat's-
from a ride on Monday, a ghost town with what must have been a wonderful beer joint....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,941
Posted By Unstable Rider
Great topic and good comments. For those...

Great topic and good comments.

For those that recall the year 1989- Honda brought forth some unusual hardware.
Enter the wonderful TransAlp and the rather confused Pacific Coast (thinks its...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,009
Posted By Unstable Rider
"Fast and safe" don't work well together. ...

"Fast and safe" don't work well together. Thinking it's some sort of contest belongs on a closed course and not the street or trail where as others might be encountered that are not part of you or...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,253
Posted By Unstable Rider
I worked in a dealer-shop for awhile setting up...

I worked in a dealer-shop for awhile setting up new bikes, and we sold/serviced the Suzuki Burgman.
That being said, you had to be reminded that we indeed "sold and serviced" them..... :deal
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,028
Posted By Unstable Rider
From a Nikon D50 several years ago, and a...

From a Nikon D50 several years ago, and a particularly cheap lens. Loved that camera.

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/Unstable_rider/Nu_chruch_zpsyhueawui.jpg~original
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 227,304
Posted By Unstable Rider
Thanks brother Dave! :evil

Thanks brother Dave! :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 355,840
Posted By Unstable Rider
Nice Tenere shot, Merf!

Nice Tenere shot, Merf!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-12-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 227,304
Posted By Unstable Rider
Great subject matter you guys. I also lurk the...

Great subject matter you guys. I also lurk the night away sometimes. :photog

ZOMBIE PATROL. Pursuit of the undead.

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-12-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 355,840
Posted By Unstable Rider
I have not played in awhile.... running with a...

I have not played in awhile.... running with a little Fuji XE-1 "rangefinder" body and a 27mm. My new ride-camera.

First two from a dealer rally a week ago,

last one, a friends son
got a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-10-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,805
Posted By Unstable Rider
Does the CF resin sand any easier than 'glass...

Does the CF resin sand any easier than 'glass resin?

:1drink

I been anxious to try a fender wrap or a side panel, etc., and
would be perfectly happy with a matte finish even.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-09-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,805
Posted By Unstable Rider
Nice job. One of a kind certainly... No...

Nice job. One of a kind certainly...

No issues with any of the foundation goo or your top coats here arguing with the decal-lettering?
Perhaps you always run with the same clear product and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,049
Posted By Unstable Rider
Since I get a fair amount of "hey, NICE SCOOTER"...

Since I get a fair amount of "hey, NICE SCOOTER" jabs when I gas up, I will enroll in your thread here :D

Hey, it's my Sunday bike, what do I care?


Enter the heavyweight battle royal...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 120,765
Posted By Unstable Rider
I hear ya brother. 37 degrees and rain...

I hear ya brother.

37 degrees and rain here today (Minnesota), and maybe snow tonight.
Wishin I was somewhere else-- riding.

Keep us in the loop WITH PICTURES and ride reports of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By Unstable Rider
Dielectric Grease a great consideration, since...

Dielectric Grease a great consideration, since that's what is was made for.

Another thought, key areas like CDI boxes, can be covered with pieces of an old inner tube, zip tied in place to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 120,765
Posted By Unstable Rider
So, you have been gravely ill or something? ...

So, you have been gravely ill or something?

:deal

I would not be able to sleep.



Ok, I will play,
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,653
Posted By Unstable Rider
As Gill offered, these are affordable, you can...

As Gill offered, these are affordable, you can get FOUR with free shipping for $4.85 on ebay as of 04/09/2015, I just ordered some and can have some spares to put away. Thanks for sharing the part...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By Unstable Rider
Black always a class act. Goes with...

Black always a class act.

Goes with everything :D

(except black socks with SHORTS)

Pictures pleaZe
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-08-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 120,765
Posted By Unstable Rider
That is as good as things get. OMG.

That is as good as things get.

OMG.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Unstable Rider
Jt, Not sure if you know this fellow or...

Jt,

Not sure if you know this fellow or not as a Versys source,
but his stuff is quite well made-- he has some unique Versys parts, and he's a Versys rider as well.

Couple things on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,805
Posted By Unstable Rider
Sweet! :clap Indeed a YAHTZEE

Sweet! :clap

Indeed a YAHTZEE
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 131,007
Posted By Unstable Rider
An open house event at a local dealer from this...

An open house event at a local dealer from this past Saturday, they represented all the food groups well. :D

Got to try my new-used Craigs find... a little Fuji XE-1 mirror-less camera.


...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,189
Posted By Unstable Rider
I have been playing with a used Fuji XE-1.... It...

I have been playing with a used Fuji XE-1.... It has the same size sensor as my Canon T3i.
It also does not have the pesky "AA filter (no optical low pass filter) making the pics really clean. They...
Forum: Hacks 04-07-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,360
Posted By Unstable Rider
Sweet rigs. On my bucket list :deal

Sweet rigs.

On my bucket list :deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Unstable Rider
Are you trying to get the ergonomics down to make...

Are you trying to get the ergonomics down to make it closer to flat-flooting for the Mrs.?

I also have an '08. It's a tall ride when stock. Have you considered a seat mod, and getting momma...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Unstable Rider
Looks like fun, Jay. DRZ, right? ...

Looks like fun, Jay.

DRZ, right?

A most capable setup. :nod
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 48,034
Posted By Unstable Rider
2008 Versys project bike. Trying to get back...

2008 Versys project bike. Trying to get back after it as the five month winter subsides.

I love this bike.

Down to the bones-going over, new paint, bearings, tires, fork service, etc....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-29-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By Unstable Rider
Great for picking up leaves come fall. I am...

Great for picking up leaves come fall. I am shocked it does not say Kawasaki on it somewhere.

Hey, they aint gonna rust!
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