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Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,265
Views: 813,986
Posted By Zapp22
aha, i broke the code. its 'more like 7 inches'...

aha, i broke the code.
its 'more like 7 inches' due to incredibly high-capacity heavy duty suspension - it don't sag at all mate, BECAUSE they plan to sell it in the USA where the average motorcycle...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Zapp22
aha again! got a good reading. :rofl 9.16...

aha again!
got a good reading. :rofl
9.16 volts on a 9v batt... yay.

now, to test something less certain, can somebody help me figure out the dial setting etc for testing a dc power supply or...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Zapp22
checking..... aha!! eureka ... I was looking...

checking.....
aha!! eureka ... I was looking on the inside [cover off] for a watch batt.. none of that, so I was looking for a reset pin. nada. so then got the idea to press the "hold" button...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Zapp22
Bluhduh Anyone here have/had MAS830L Multimeter?

gang I admit total defeat. :cry
I am not of sufficient IQ to figure out how to read this nice MAS830L Multimeter I have had for years. Tried four or five times to use since I have owned and never...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,271
Views: 622,621
Posted By Zapp22
i think that's KMH, not MPH nonetheless a...

i think that's KMH, not MPH
nonetheless a 'spirited' ride
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,552,717
Posted By Zapp22
may I ask: do these or any seat mod for the...

may I ask: do these or any seat mod for the Versys give the driver more room, front-rear ? I had stared at the pans and frames a little and could not see a way to do so, which nixed the bike for...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4,265
Views: 813,986
Posted By Zapp22
i think this is the one metric 90% of us would...

i think this is the one metric 90% of us would agree on .
there's little to work with there but its doable:
the FZ-07 supposedly weighs 397 [somebody correct me] - about the same as the now-ancient...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,932
Posted By Zapp22
this >>>> :deal

this >>>> :deal
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By Zapp22
would you give a bit more on this? are you using...

would you give a bit more on this? are you using any sort of support on the sides of the bike ? and how to separate from exhaust?
I have some of those nuclear-bomb-proof "cooking sheets" - the high...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 45,917
Posted By Zapp22
lots of people ds the yammie wr. not that hard...

lots of people ds the yammie wr. not that hard to legalize
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,147
Posted By Zapp22
all that was said to me was "A Tenere 700", and I...

all that was said to me was "A Tenere 700", and I said "but will it be sold here", answer "yeah, the american dealers"
but... we'll see.

what militates against is all the inventory left laying...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4,265
Views: 813,986
Posted By Zapp22
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s...

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--6c5119Jn--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/gbii28sy3uaomiymswag.jpg
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 45,917
Posted By Zapp22
Laugh THIS>:freaky:freaky

THIS>:freaky:freaky
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,147
Posted By Zapp22
did you get this direct from the dealer rep? ...

did you get this direct from the dealer rep? 'cause I have it secondhand, direct from a usa dealer meeting, that the 700 is slated for the states.

does anyone now recall that the original Super...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,657
Posted By Zapp22
Supposedly this IS coming to usa per dealer.

Supposedly this IS coming to usa per dealer.
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,621
Posted By Zapp22
Usa Yamaha dealers were informed of the 800...

Usa Yamaha dealers were informed of the 800 Tenere, and it will be sold here. Dealer buddy told me this yesterday
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By Zapp22
Covered by vstrom specific forums

Covered by vstrom specific forums
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Zapp22
wow... I had no idea about this I'll yank it...

wow... I had no idea about this

I'll yank it off and see what I can do. bet there's all sorts of crud in there
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Zapp22
Question Help me understand Forkology

I have a weepy fork - front left of my 2005 Weestrom - its the side that has the speedo cable on this model, and a brake caliper - Weestrom has 2x fronts.

I will have to replace the seals, and...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By Zapp22
to update and put this puppy to rest.. it...

to update and put this puppy to rest..

it took awhile but I found what was leaking - it is indeed the fork seal[s]. first time I've had to deal with that - its strange to me - it seeps out the top...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By Zapp22
appreciate that tip! I had been looking at ways...

appreciate that tip!
I had been looking at ways to attempt a correction.
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By Zapp22
Occam win

Well.... Win/Win to put it positively :D
Pulled the wheel off and just to check my infallible logic I took it to the local dealer [Suzi/kawa/yammie/polaris/etcetcetc]
happened to catch them just...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By Zapp22
after spending some quality time with the bike on...

after spending some quality time with the bike on the lift, I'm convinced these are two entirely separate issues: the clunk was a blessed notice of what's going on with the bearing/seal

the...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By Zapp22
hmmm.... oh brother. ...

hmmm.... oh brother.
http://www.vxb.com/SRCH.html?Store_Code=bearings&Search=6203

'strom is supposedly 17x40x12mm and definitely needs double sealed, but there's a lot of 'em. stainless?...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By Zapp22
THANK you one and all. I did not know of VXB...

THANK you one and all.

I did not know of VXB Bearings. So, I would order 2 x 6203-2RS from VXB - no extensions on that part or any other shenanigans...
After reading through that extensive...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By Zapp22
Question Help with bearing suffixes

gang I need to wheel bearings for a v-strom. nominal part designation is "6203/2RS" - some say it should have "CL" suffix but no consensus.
Also some say avoid "all balls", and use SKF instead...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By Zapp22
okee dokeee glad I didn't seize-up out there...

okee dokeee

glad I didn't seize-up out there on the road somewhere :eek1

are you guys fans of aftermarket bearing sets? which?
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By Zapp22
Eh? Pics: is this the cause of thump in front end

gang
i was out for a holiday ride this morning and something 'new' to me signaled an issue... When braking from speed [good deal of stress] I felt a thumping in the front end - feels like coming...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3,271
Views: 622,621
Posted By Zapp22
galling? I am ignorant - what was it you...

galling? I am ignorant - what was it you noticed? I did my chain tension and a new crank sprocket recently so I'm thinking of such....:ear
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 571,723
Posted By Zapp22
Potential

just reading up on the parallel FZ07
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/yamaha/2015-yamaha-fz-07-review.html

if it comes to the USA - or... wherever it comes to in addition to Canada, it will...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 51,806
Posted By Zapp22
I have a pair of 'long legs' for my Wee. right...

I have a pair of 'long legs' for my Wee. right now the stockers are on, the longers are off due to swapping bikes over the last year . why? I rode for a spring and summer my original K4 with the...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,076
Posted By Zapp22
moving this thread to RW is overdue

moving this thread to RW is overdue
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3,271
Views: 622,621
Posted By Zapp22
http://www.stromtrooper.com/attachments/dl1000a-20...

http://www.stromtrooper.com/attachments/dl1000a-2014/76585-skid-plate-imageuploadedbymo-free1400114101-108282-jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3,271
Views: 622,621
Posted By Zapp22
mirror discussions can become like Oil ... I...

mirror discussions can become like Oil ...
I prefer durable and non-nervous mirrors. never use stockers - I wrap them up and put them safely away for the eventual trade.
I don't like mirrors that...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 51,806
Posted By Zapp22
whatever it is, it will not dent the DR sales. ...

whatever it is, it will not dent the DR sales. DR's sell to people that have tried everything else and know why they're buying.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By Zapp22
Talking I SALUTE U! :freaky wondered if anyone would...

I SALUTE U! :freaky
wondered if anyone would notice...
now - i'd be willing to sell those OEM sexy mustard gaiters - antiques they are - rare jewels :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By Zapp22
I'd be very anxious to see your review of the...

I'd be very anxious to see your review of the Madstad setup :deal
pls give us all the details. Nothing I've tried is worth a hoot so far - I'm all ears.. :ear
madstad + Givi on my weestrom is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 102,300
Views: 20,022,495
Posted By Zapp22
Laugh my 'ole '97. I've had 3 compliments on her just...

my 'ole '97. I've had 3 compliments on her just in the last few weeks... one guy just admired that tank & frame and said .... "it just takes me back to that era - so cool".
the other 2 guys were...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,076
Posted By Zapp22
Wink if fz1 is on the list, it should be replaced with...

if fz1 is on the list, it should be replaced with FZ-09
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 21,080
Posted By Zapp22
Laugh op, whatever you do, don't spend the whole budget...

op, whatever you do, don't spend the whole budget bringing home a stock bike.
with either bike, budget at least $1000 making it right. setup for YOU is everything, totally transforming the feedback...
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