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Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 07:15 PM
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Posted By expatbrit
Man. After 2 days on the S1000RR and then a 700...

Man. After 2 days on the S1000RR and then a 700 mile day home on the Mutley? Tools for the job, for me!

Mutley is far more comfy for a tall rider. S1000 is awesome on track, even with a slow as...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
Hey Des -- no loosing it's been a while! On the...

Hey Des -- no loosing it's been a while! On the S1000 I'm proper scrunched up -- but for the mission (Miller's East track) it's pretty amazing. In rain mode it pulls like a train, let alone full on....
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,773
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Posted By expatbrit
Hah! I have 2 days on an S1000RR, then back on...

Hah! I have 2 days on an S1000RR, then back on the Mutley. Tomorrow...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5,773
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Posted By expatbrit
Bollocks -- but I thought so. I didn't see any...

Bollocks -- but I thought so. I didn't see any lifting, but that crack was pretty damning. Nothing obvious until now, but I haven't done a lot of riding over winter/Spring.

When I get back to...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By expatbrit
And having said all that good stuff -- does this...

And having said all that good stuff -- does this look like expandingtankitis to anyone else?

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Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By expatbrit
It's not too small. I'm 6'7 and comfy on a 2011....

It's not too small. I'm 6'7 and comfy on a 2011. :)

I love the seat. The mirrors, though... Yeah. There are RPM ranges where they are dubious at best.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-25-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,660
Posted By expatbrit
On my 950SM, I had a carb decide it was blocked...

On my 950SM, I had a carb decide it was blocked and not feeding the rear cylinder; tip of the needle was broken. Mind you, I also had petrol pouring down the outside of the rear cylinder at that...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5,773
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Posted By expatbrit
The MTS seems much cooler -- in traffic or not --...

The MTS seems much cooler -- in traffic or not -- than my Sprint ST. Cooler on the rider, too!

Cooler weather it's hard to get the temp into the 150s...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By expatbrit
Nice! My first bike was a KLR. Did me proud, and...

Nice! My first bike was a KLR. Did me proud, and I regret passing it on sometimes.

Congrats, and a great choice to learn on.
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5,773
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Posted By expatbrit
+1. Bone stock. Been tempted, but I like quiet...

+1. Bone stock. Been tempted, but I like quiet bikes...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5,773
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Posted By expatbrit
I suspect that is going to be personal -- I...

I suspect that is going to be personal -- I actually love the stock seat, and have sine Day 1. It fits my bum nicely, and -- unlike my Sprint -- never softened up to giver hot spots.

I've only 23k...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,929
Posted By expatbrit
Glad to help; I noticed there wasn't much info...

Glad to help; I noticed there wasn't much info out there, and I had to hunt to find the stuff. I actually found it on here, somewhere, but it was patchy.

I've been amazed at how warm I can stay...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2013, 05:19 PM
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Posted By expatbrit
There's 2-3 stations in NM. I found one in Taos...

There's 2-3 stations in NM. I found one in Taos by accident; was dead chuffed when I pulled in and saw it was ethanol free.

I think there's one in 'burque, but it's a right bugger to go there to...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2013, 02:39 PM
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Posted By expatbrit
The computer lies. I track mileage by the...

The computer lies.

I track mileage by the odometer and gas and an iPhone Ap. The computer is /always/ optimistic.

MPG is also massively dependent, for me, on how gung-ho I am with the throttle....
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,929
Posted By expatbrit
Well -- I'm OK with that too, and glad this...

Well -- I'm OK with that too, and glad this thread helped. I did a lot of searching on Stadler before I committed, but there wasn't a lot out there. The gear is /expensive/, too.



Sounds like...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2013, 02:40 PM
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Posted By expatbrit
Nice Kaboom stickers. :)

Nice Kaboom stickers. :)
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,929
Posted By expatbrit
I'm also an all year round rider; NM is good for...

I'm also an all year round rider; NM is good for that as well. There's only a few snow days we can't ride, and while I don't bike commute etc my gear sees a decent amount of use.

Mind you, my Kili...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,929
Posted By expatbrit
Ouch is right on the price, especially if you're...

Ouch is right on the price, especially if you're custom (and I am).

Having gear that fit was worth it for me. I've been riding the gear in a year, and it looks pretty much new. I also think they...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5,773
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Posted By expatbrit
+1. I've had the same. Bags still mount fine and...

+1. I've had the same. Bags still mount fine and move a little bit. Keep considering replacing the plastic, but *ouch*
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,929
Posted By expatbrit
Well... They recommended I /not/ get the...

Well...

They recommended I /not/ get the leather version because the TFL bleached. My assumption was that the Force did /not/ have it. It is, however, unusually cool in the sun; something I put...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
Well... That sucks. Mine's going in for...

Well...

That sucks. Mine's going in for 22500 really soon after this weekend. Hadn't heardabout the reflash; was going to do this one myself...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-20-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 56,927
Posted By expatbrit
Don't do it! I did, and it SUCKS!!! Can't...

Don't do it! I did, and it SUCKS!!!

Can't wait for the Abq brewfest and my quitting quitting!
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
I installed Angel GTs front and rear after going...

I installed Angel GTs front and rear after going thru' a set of PR2s. I'm /really/ liking the combo -- I've much better front end feel, I think, and much happier with the turn in. I think the best...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43,331
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Posted By expatbrit
6'7, 190lbs (2m, 86kg) here. Mine's an X, so not...

6'7, 190lbs (2m, 86kg) here. Mine's an X, so not as useful if you're going to the dirt side. However I've had no issues with the suspension except when pushing HARD on the track.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 56,927
Posted By expatbrit
I keep trying to make it. I even showed up at IVC...

I keep trying to make it. I even showed up at IVC one Thursday, but I think that was a day it was somewhere else!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 56,927
Posted By expatbrit
SMRI Track day this sunday. I'm very not...

SMRI Track day this sunday. I'm very not adventurey!
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 43,331
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Posted By expatbrit
Mine is pretty warm; I've always put it down to...

Mine is pretty warm; I've always put it down to the Graves.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,929
Posted By expatbrit
Almost a year...

... and it's been my lowest mileage year in quite a while. The Stadler has been my go-to gear for almost every trip, however, so I've had a chance to use it in rain and heat at this point, as well as...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
Nope. Same symptoms as you have, actually....

Nope. Same symptoms as you have, actually. Already replaced the slave, thanks to it leaking. Checking to see if I had crush washer issues, but it was basically nothing for the bulk of the lever...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5,773
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Posted By expatbrit
What was the symptom for that? I'm starting to...

What was the symptom for that? I'm starting to wonder if I have a similar issue, since I seem to lose clutch engagement in about 300 miles.

Pulled and replaced the crush washers on the slave and...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
22k. Valve service was expensive, but I had...

22k.

Valve service was expensive, but I had it resprung at the same time.

Did have the coolant eating the exhaust valve, so new radiator and both cylinder heads under warranty. That was huge,...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
... and another Rizoma waterpump guard user who...

... and another Rizoma waterpump guard user who is concerned...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
Another satisified Bags Connection customer,...

Another satisified Bags Connection customer, though I have the old Daypack II.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 56,927
Posted By expatbrit
Moi Aussi.

Moi Aussi.
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
I believe that's the one I'm running, just in...

I believe that's the one I'm running, just in dark smoke. Light smoke is, I think, better looking.
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
Heightist Propoganda!!!!!

Heightist Propoganda!!!!!
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
I still don't think 6'7 is freakishly tall. It's...

I still don't think 6'7 is freakishly tall. It's merely average for me.

I'm pretty sure that Christopher Lee said that anyone under 6' was a dwarf, anyway. :)
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
I'm running the short Puig; I didn't know there...

I'm running the short Puig; I didn't know there were two models. Weren't when I got mine. I'm your height, so it's not freakish. :)

Generally have it cranked all the way down, and it's nice. Not...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5,773
Views: 1,146,473
Posted By expatbrit
As a hot, dry, high altitude rider -- I've NEVER...

As a hot, dry, high altitude rider -- I've NEVER noticed the surging. I guess I've been lucky, but it's been thru' southern UT in the summer, and regularly up to 10k' and above.

I will say I...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,929
Posted By expatbrit
Nice. Still mostly black -- go go superfabric, I...

Nice. Still mostly black -- go go superfabric, I guess.

I did get a chance to get out and ride in mine in some warmer temperatures; up to the mid 70s. Still OK, even in the sun, as long as I'm...
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