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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,952
Posted By bleedgrn
+1 on the 14T front sprocket for all the above...

+1 on the 14T front sprocket for all the above reasons. Added the 14T 6K miles ago and probably the biggest bang for the buck $40, to be exact. This bike feels great in the corners as well and I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,547
Posted By bleedgrn
Oh forgot to add, I found more torque by gearing...

Oh forgot to add, I found more torque by gearing down from a 15T to a 14T front sprocket. Can literally let out the clutch with no throttle and take off. Also likes to wheelie. Roll on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,547
Posted By bleedgrn
I waffled over this issue as well, being 5'8"...

I waffled over this issue as well, being 5'8" with 30"inseam. Chose the Vstrom and added 3/4 inch lowering links to rear (took 15 minutes). Also lowered the front the same by raising the forks in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 84,836
Posted By bleedgrn
Here's my dirty white boy after a fun 200 miles...

Here's my dirty white boy after a fun 200 miles in the dirt.

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o739/bleedgrn/20140712_091638_zpsgbl4j502.jpg

Loaded up for a week long fall trip:
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 25,704
Posted By bleedgrn
Really very enjoyable read. Thank you for...

Really very enjoyable read. Thank you for sharing. You have a knack for capturing the essence of the ride and camaraderie among riders. Well done.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By bleedgrn
Hey if Suzuki wants to put a beak and spoked rims...

Hey if Suzuki wants to put a beak and spoked rims on the Vstrom 650, fine by me. Just hope they address the spongy brakes and the limited suspension. I know the bike is built to a price point but I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-05-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,839
Posted By bleedgrn
Very nice write-up and congratulations on turning...

Very nice write-up and congratulations on turning 100K, sounds like that was a goal. After all the heart you put into this bike I would think you should just keep riding. BTW your bike is lacking a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-30-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,855,965
Posted By bleedgrn
The crash bar bags I sourced from the luggage...

The crash bar bags I sourced from the luggage section at Wall-Mart for $9 bucks each. They were actually backpacks and I cut off the back straps. Has side clips that fit on the crash bars and I zip...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-28-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,855,965
Posted By bleedgrn
Packed and ready for the Road

She feels a little heavy on the side stand, but in motion very stable. Carrying my water in the front crash bar bags.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 160,761
Posted By bleedgrn
Here is a couple of quick pics from the ride...

Here is a couple of quick pics from the ride Jesse led. BTW thanks to all those involved in organizing the event. Great fun ride today, even though it was a little wet. Very impressed with the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 160,761
Posted By bleedgrn
I appreciate the feedback. Actually not...

I appreciate the feedback. Actually not concerned at all about the dirt roads. I ride dirt roads regularly just when wet they feel a little slick. Looking forward to the ride. Should be three of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 160,761
Posted By bleedgrn
I'm in

I was talking if over with musty40 and he talked me into it. We are interested in the big bike ride and plan to link up with the group for morning coffee. Should be fun. I was a little sketchy...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-20-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,203
Posted By bleedgrn
Reading these types of threads makes me think the...

Reading these types of threads makes me think the V-Strom is the only bike that suffers from buffeting. Being 5'8" 29 inseam the Tuono mirrors, Madstad bracket and windshield fixed "my" buffeting...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,711
Posted By bleedgrn
If we are talking best value of any bike I would...

If we are talking best value of any bike I would have to say the KLR 650 probably takes the cake. I own and love my 12 DL650 which is heavily farkled but have spent way more than I ever would have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,317
Posted By bleedgrn
I would say Yann's Enduro Guardian skid plates...

I would say Yann's Enduro Guardian skid plates rates probably the highest. I run a SW-Motech skidplate which has been fine although I don't treat my V-Strom like a MX bike. Probably worth spending...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,855,965
Posted By bleedgrn
Here is a latest pic of my farkled out DL 650. ...

Here is a latest pic of my farkled out DL 650.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By bleedgrn
I personally have the SW-Motech skidplate. Like...

I personally have the SW-Motech skidplate. Like the clean look but of course there are others that maybe a little better. The Yann Enduro Guardian probably rates the best among V-Strom lovers. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By bleedgrn
Assuming you are not posting from the U.S....

Assuming you are not posting from the U.S. because this nice polycylinder bike is not available to us Yankees. I have read reviews on the KLE 500 and they are a great bike for the money. Not as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By bleedgrn
Farkling is part of the fun with this bike. If...

Farkling is part of the fun with this bike. If on road comfort and safety is #1 &2. I would find a 2011 or earlier because there is a huge number of cheap windscreens, seats, bar riser (can go 30mm...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037
Posted By bleedgrn
If you were to compare the V-strom to the Versys,...

If you were to compare the V-strom to the Versys, the strom is a far better load carrier and has a far better aftermarket following to setup to meet your needs. The Versys is a great road bike/...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-16-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By bleedgrn
Well the 01 sold before I could see it. There is...

Well the 01 sold before I could see it. There is a good running, avg condition 97 YZ 250 I am going to go look at tomorrow. Asking $1000, hoping to spend 800-900 perhaps. We will see on condition....
Forum: 2 smokers 03-11-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By bleedgrn
Looking at a 01 YZ250 on Thursday hopefully for...

Looking at a 01 YZ250 on Thursday hopefully for $1300. Upper and lower engine rebuild last year. I appreciate all the above feedback. I totally agree with sticking with the 99 or newer for...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By bleedgrn
Thanks for the feedback. I have been reading...

Thanks for the feedback. I have been reading more about this vintage of bike and sounds like most of the better updates occurred in 06. 99 and new have a revised motor. I am considering a couple...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By bleedgrn
Well finally got to go see the 98 or what is left...

Well finally got to go see the 98 or what is left of it. Lying against the back wall with the carb hanging from vacuum lines. The motor was still apart with the jug simply set on. The clutch...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By bleedgrn
A little more info, but have not gone to look...

A little more info, but have not gone to look yet. The 98 has the motor out. The owner rebuilt the lower end and put a new piston in, FMF pipe/silencer. Sounds like a couple of parts are missing...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-07-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By bleedgrn
Talking Give me pointers on the 98-01 YZ 250

A friend and I are looking at buying a couple of Yamaha YZ 250s. One is a 98 the other a 01. First question is are there differences in these two bikes? From what I have read they are nearly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,557
Posted By bleedgrn
Well Halky, Glad you found something to meet...

Well Halky,
Glad you found something to meet your finicky taste. Sounds like you really wanted a Honda product from the beginning. What year is your Varadero? About what did you pay for it? I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,557
Posted By bleedgrn
Where are the spoked rims you required?

Where are the spoked rims you required?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 777,788
Posted By bleedgrn
Why do you think the Suzuki DL is called a...

Why do you think the Suzuki DL is called a V-Strom? Because it is a V-twin!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By bleedgrn
If you used a "torque wrench" like you said, it...

If you used a "torque wrench" like you said, it will need re-calibrated at least.

Don't I feel like an idiot. I have use my torque wrench occasionally to break loose a stubborn bolt. Usually use...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,177
Posted By bleedgrn
Great explanation, thanks! I purchased the same...

Great explanation, thanks! I purchased the same Madstad 20" with bracket. Seemed to be a great deal. I have yet to use it since I purchased in December and currently have 3 feet snow on the ground...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By bleedgrn
+1 for riding the DL650 two up. My wife and I...

+1 for riding the DL650 two up. My wife and I (similar 400lbs with gear) ride usually no more than 100 miles together. The bike is great for one and in my opinion most other bikes two up lack the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,022
Posted By bleedgrn
Not sure how someone can pick apart this bike and...

Not sure how someone can pick apart this bike and make it sound like a bad value. Perfect world would be the V-strom 650 or 1000, and a light weight WR250 or 450 for dirt work. The WR will run...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,022
Posted By bleedgrn
My standard 2012 was $7300 OTD $8200 considering...

My standard 2012 was $7300 OTD $8200 considering my local tax. Rode almost daily for the last riding season and really consider this bike to be well balanced. The aftermarket support is almost...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,582
Posted By bleedgrn
Just thought I would chime in here since you...

Just thought I would chime in here since you sound as though you are still contemplating. I too was comparing bikes when I decided on my 12 DL650. The bikes I considered were similiar: older wee...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-20-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,150
Posted By bleedgrn
Looks like a great price for a 07, so long as its...

Looks like a great price for a 07, so long as its not trashed. Make sure you go for a good ride, bring up to running temp, go through all gears. Believe it or not, you can 2 up on the 650, maybe...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,803
Posted By bleedgrn
Well said. I also tend to stay loose in a...

Well said. I also tend to stay loose in a variable side wind. I ride over a very high bridge 2 mile span which catches 40+mph wind fairly often. Staying loose and slowing down makes negotiating...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,616
Posted By bleedgrn
S10 nicer than the DL1K, TBD once the new one is...

S10 nicer than the DL1K, TBD once the new one is released. I think you are on the right track waiting for the DL1K for comparison. I own a 12 DL650 heavily farkled to my liking and ride primarily...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-17-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,803
Posted By bleedgrn
Truth is, no bike handles well in a strong...

Truth is, no bike handles well in a strong (30-40mph) crosswind. I don't know if I would base my bike buying decision on one aspect. If choosing between these two, I would think the DL1K would be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-10-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By bleedgrn
Not sure about the V series, I know they hug the...

Not sure about the V series, I know they hug the frame differently, but my E45/36 cases I simply removed the red tape and replaced with a wide band of white tape to help match my bike. The tape is...
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