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Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Gravehunter
Ok well i found out the new battery is bad after...

Ok well i found out the new battery is bad after load testing.
Not sure if my starter was bad and ruined the new battery or if the new battery was just junk from the start. I'll have the old...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Gravehunter
Well a little confusing results. I just by passed...

Well a little confusing results. I just by passed the relay by running a jumper direct from the solenoid to the battery. It turns the bike over but really slow just for a few turns then stops. Dash...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Gravehunter
Ok i reinstalled the starter in the bike and then...

Ok i reinstalled the starter in the bike and then i pulled the battery (YTX14-Bs) out of my quad and ran directly to starter and it turns the bike over fine.

I then realized i had not tested the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Gravehunter
You can feel the "click" in the yellow relay...

You can feel the "click" in the yellow relay under the seat and its transferring voltage to the starter so i figured it was good.
I did take out though and test it like it said in the book and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Gravehunter
Starting issue has me stumped

2005 1200GS. 71,500 miles

Has been getting sluggish starting for a while now but always started. The battery was old in it so i just ordered a new Yuasa YTX14H-BS. Filled, let set for several...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,106
Posted By Gravehunter
Nice job. And here i thought my RDL seat was...

Nice job.
And here i thought my RDL seat was made "special" for me. :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,708
Posted By Gravehunter
2005. 65,857 miles. 318 of those are mine....

2005. 65,857 miles. 318 of those are mine. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,145
Posted By Gravehunter
mmmm... I think i'll do this to my 05 this winter...

mmmm... I think i'll do this to my 05 this winter as its noisy when i first start it up.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,200,402
Posted By Gravehunter
After 5 years i finally got a new to me 2005...

After 5 years i finally got a new to me 2005 withs lots of goodies. Spoked wheels and getting rid of the yellow paint are some of the winter mods planned. :clap:evil


...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,625
Posted By Gravehunter
2007 650, 27,000 miles. One bad fork seal has...

2007 650, 27,000 miles. One bad fork seal has been the only issue. Been a great bike, but i'm bored with it now... time to sell and get something else.
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,812
Posted By Gravehunter
25,000 + miles on a set of 1" raising links. no...

25,000 + miles on a set of 1" raising links. no issues at all. I have a Hepco Becker centerstand and it still raises the rear wheel off the ground.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,189
Posted By Gravehunter
Also keep in mind if you'd be selling it anytime...

Also keep in mind if you'd be selling it anytime soon after fixing it that Stroms will likely be flooding the market(among other bikes) due to the new adv bike arrivals here in the states.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,189
Posted By Gravehunter
Looks for used parts. IF you can't find a stock...

Looks for used parts. IF you can't find a stock exhaust system then get an aftermarket one to save a bunch of money. You'll see stock exhaust systems for sale from time to time on the 2 V-Strom sites...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
Std GS1200 is 7.3" the Adventure is 9.5"

Std GS1200 is 7.3" the Adventure is 9.5"
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
XC or std 800? Yah if i wanted any worse...

XC or std 800?

Yah if i wanted any worse ground clearance i'd have to buy a Harley. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
I see your point but whats the fun in that?...

I see your point but whats the fun in that? Theres almost always a better bike for the situation, but half the "Adventure" is seeing what you can do with what you have. :evil I mean its not like...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
Has there ever been an official ground clearance...

Has there ever been an official ground clearance numbers released on these bikes? Last i knew we were all just guessing. Not a big deal to me, but am hoping for an nice increase over my Strom. Can't...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
IMO if any type of mud is involved tires make a...

IMO if any type of mud is involved tires make a HUGE difference. In most other areas they are not near as important. Even near bald TKC's have gotten me through some serious mud with lots of throttle...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 108,477
Posted By Gravehunter
Great job!! :clap:clap

Great job!! :clap:clap
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 69,679
Posted By Gravehunter
Do it! :evil I had TKC's at my house a week...

Do it! :evil I had TKC's at my house a week before i got my new bike 4 years ago. :D
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,189
Posted By Gravehunter
You can walk up to a bike and push it off its...

You can walk up to a bike and push it off its kickstand and cause $3000 worth of damage. Not suprising at all if you've worked in a shop that does estimates. Anything that has even a small...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 69,679
Posted By Gravehunter
310 million. I think many are like me and...

310 million.
I think many are like me and still evaluating what bike to get with all the new choices are are finally getting here!
But also:
9.5% unemployment rate, recession, and a nation full...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 318,525
Posted By Gravehunter
Any idea what the new price of the 150 will be?

Any idea what the new price of the 150 will be?
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
Will have to try that one. If your riding...

Will have to try that one.

If your riding with someone you can use their kickstand the weight of the bike to break a bead as well.
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
+1 They have small bead breakers you can buy...

+1
They have small bead breakers you can buy to carry with you too.
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24,095
Views: 4,383,115
Posted By Gravehunter
There are some in the US now!!?? Are these...

There are some in the US now!!?? Are these customers bikes arriving or what? Thought they weren't going to be here till Spring?
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 27,896
Posted By Gravehunter
It does look better but looks like it has more...

It does look better but looks like it has more plastic on it than stock.

Knobbies make anything look better! :evil :evil
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 69,679
Posted By Gravehunter
:nod :nod I'm defecting to something....

:nod :nod

I'm defecting to something. Depends on what day you ask what i'm defecting to though. I'm back to leaning towards the S10 today. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By Gravehunter
:rofl :rofl Well it was 16 posts long at the time...

:rofl :rofl Well it was 16 posts long at the time :rofl :rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24,095
Views: 4,383,115
Posted By Gravehunter
+1 Hell i can make my 650 get gas mileage in...

+1
Hell i can make my 650 get gas mileage in that range when ridden on the hard side.
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By Gravehunter
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,3719.0....

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,3719.0.html


EDIT: I replaced the bulbs that came in them with a brighter Silvania Silverstar bulbs. Brighter and nearly gets ride of the yellow look...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
Its not surprising to you that it may be a better...

Its not surprising to you that it may be a better balanced bike? With it being heavier, and carring more fuel all up top i find that surprising. Of course their comments don't mean much since they...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
Interesting that they said it feels lighter than...

Interesting that they said it feels lighter than the 800GS.
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,658
Posted By Gravehunter
impressive!! :clap :clap Thats a madstand on...

impressive!! :clap :clap Thats a madstand on steroids! :D :evil
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24,095
Views: 4,383,115
Posted By Gravehunter
Thoughts between it and your Strom?

Thoughts between it and your Strom?
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,260
Posted By Gravehunter
To the OP: I rode a DR650 for 2 weeks...

To the OP:

I rode a DR650 for 2 weeks before i bought the Strom. For me it would only be good for local riding. Not worth a damn in my opinion for putting a lot of miles on in anything close to...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,260
Posted By Gravehunter
So your defending the comfort of the stock seat...

So your defending the comfort of the stock seat that you have a pad on? :huh :D If the seat didn't suck why do you have the pad on their? :evil :lol3
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 69,679
Posted By Gravehunter
With other new bikes coming out many of us are...

With other new bikes coming out many of us are waiting to see how they turn out before we decide what bike to get. :evil
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
Do you think it will make that big of a...

Do you think it will make that big of a difference? I'm seriously asking for opinions. Not be sarcastic at all. Both are pretty heavy either way you look at it. Whats everyones thoughts on this?...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,007
Posted By Gravehunter
Thats scary! Whats HST stand for?

Thats scary!

Whats HST stand for?
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