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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Toadride
Theres a pretty easy way from Port Renfrew to...

Theres a pretty easy way from Port Renfrew to Cowichan Lake to Port Alberni and on to Tofino. Great ride.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,053
Posted By Toadride
I think I'd be remiss if I didn't say there is a...

I think I'd be remiss if I didn't say there is a great ride ahead of you before the border if you would only take it. Just south of Clinton take a right at 99 to Lilooet, the Duffy Lake road to...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
From Canada's Motorcycle out of Montreal, just...

From Canada's Motorcycle out of Montreal, just shy of seven bills.
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
I'm the Chudder/Knock guy. Idle hammer is what it...

I'm the Chudder/Knock guy. Idle hammer is what it really is. Now after 6000 kms. it's there in all its glory and I still want a simple technical explanation from Suzuki. But, on the upside, with the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,053
Posted By Toadride
That's 93 not 83.:wink:

That's 93 not 83.:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,053
Posted By Toadride
Funny read. Enjoying it. I might have skipped...

Funny read. Enjoying it. I might have skipped over someone's pic suggestion but here you go (again?)
Photobucket. Real easy. Set it up. Upload you pics on your pooter. If you are dealing with slow...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,900
Posted By Toadride
Wonderful. Big smiles here.:1drink

Wonderful. Big smiles here.:1drink
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
I now have 3500 kms on mine and, after a 2000 km...

I now have 3500 kms on mine and, after a 2000 km road trip the OEM tires, as expected are showing their short life. Prolly got another 3000 left but at that time I think I will go with Heidies again...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Toadride
yep. guess that was what I was looking for....

yep. guess that was what I was looking for. Owners manual? Real men don't need no steenking owners manual.:freaky
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Toadride
Zumo 590LM New Owner

OK. So I did a stupid thing. Sold the Nuvi 550 ($200) and bought the Zumo 590LM ($700+). Guess I'm just tryin to get all the toys before I kick it.:rofl
Trouble with these things is they change the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 99,631
Posted By Toadride
"Hey, it's the Polish Girl." I think that's what...

"Hey, it's the Polish Girl." I think that's what I blurted out when I walked up to you for that brief chat stopped on the Duffy Lake Road. Wish we could have had more time to talk.
Your pics are...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 646,675
Posted By Toadride
TKs are an offroad dream. On the highway? Watch...

TKs are an offroad dream. On the highway? Watch em disappear. Only advantage is they get smoother as they wear down. Course, u wont enjoy that for long.
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,580
Posted By Toadride
Hey! Our Gal is back! Looking forward to your...

Hey! Our Gal is back! Looking forward to your input. Scary tie-dye (in a good way). Back about a million years ago I did a few of those. Long turned to dust.
Anyhoo... be safe and be cool. Second...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,971
Posted By Toadride
Hey RS. Am taking you answers as definitive as,...

Hey RS. Am taking you answers as definitive as, from what I have read and seen about you product, you have obviously put in the hours in R and D. Thanks for nailing down the differences. :beer
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,971
Posted By Toadride
As a first time owner of a V, I was curious about...

As a first time owner of a V, I was curious about the noise. The answers I got showed it as a "non-issue" A clunk that most people live with and some fix with a custom basket replacement. But that is...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,971
Posted By Toadride
I'm one of those folks and I'm not saying...

I'm one of those folks and I'm not saying otherwise. No engine issues. The clutch chudder non-issue seems to be appearing again but, aparrently that's just noise and may even be taken care of with a...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
I was right up there on this topic when the bike...

I was right up there on this topic when the bike first appeared. A real naysayer, ya, that was me.:D Now, as an owner it is the furthest thing from my mind. The bike speaks for itself. The design...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,036
Posted By Toadride
Sooooo in. As a new owner of the V2 with sights...

Sooooo in. As a new owner of the V2 with sights set on Alaska (maybe), way north Canada to the east and back for this summer, it is pleasing to see someone out there (sponsored yet) ironing out any...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
Lotta different versions, there. Not sure who the...

Lotta different versions, there. Not sure who the stogey smoker is but Thrush is a little different again.
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10,238
Views: 1,319,076
Posted By Toadride
GS. I was told that from 2012 on up the O ring at...

GS. I was told that from 2012 on up the O ring at the spark plug changed from a normal O ring to one resembling the valve cover gaskets. Ie: it has the wavy groove, top and bottom. I was also told...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 3,493,407
Posted By Toadride
New Toy.

The Bike, the weather, the roads.

http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj497/ToadRide/20140429_114746_zps21b0cb93.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10,238
Views: 1,319,076
Posted By Toadride
With PC5 and Autotune, new wideband sensors are...

With PC5 and Autotune, new wideband sensors are installed and necessary. They allow the Autotunes to range the fuel mapping much much more.:D
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
Spent all day on the twisties today. Lovin it! I...

Spent all day on the twisties today. Lovin it! I do need some handlebar risers tho. Just up and back a bit. And then there's the mirrors. No matter how I adjusted them I could not see the guy behind...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
Ahh. OK. Is that what we used to call a rev...

Ahh. OK. Is that what we used to call a rev limiter?

But no, I suppose not with someone saying you can fool it by having it read off 4th or 5ths maximum revs.
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
How can I convince you? Again, on my brand new...

How can I convince you? Again, on my brand new 2014 Vstrom 1000, Light on; traction off, light off traction 1 or 2; on.
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
No so. Solid red light when off. No light in mode...

No so. Solid red light when off. No light in mode 1 or 2.
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
It's nimble, Dave. The only word for it. Nimble.:D

It's nimble, Dave. The only word for it. Nimble.:D
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
Anyone test riding the new V is gonna come away...

Anyone test riding the new V is gonna come away with a big grin (as I did) on their face. The nimbleness of this new one makes it feel like a slim little 500. Now that I own one,...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
Khaki V2 next Thursday.

Khaki V2 next Thursday.
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10,238
Views: 1,319,076
Posted By Toadride
My '12 model doesn't have roller tappets. But,...

My '12 model doesn't have roller tappets. But, .10 and .15 has always been the way to go for me. That being said I have always found slight variations in the adjustments have been noticeable to me...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
Like Rosco says: love/hate. Most of the hate is...

Like Rosco says: love/hate. Most of the hate is directed at the at the company bean counters. If you have the time you can pick out all the grisly details in my ride report "A Toad on the Road". But,...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,150
Posted By Toadride
The bike can make the difference. Worst...

The bike can make the difference. Worst experience for me was the F800GS fully loaded west to east in Arizona. A full couple of days of slowing down to 20 mph just to stay upright. With that in my...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 436,914
Posted By Toadride
Very close to pulling the pin on a new V2. But,...

Very close to pulling the pin on a new V2. But, once again, the hardest pill to swallow would be trading in a 2 yr old bike and losing my shirt. I have a 2012 Stelvio NTX with a Mistral can, PC5 and...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,437
Posted By Toadride
Todd at Guzzi Tech is your man for remapping. But...

Todd at Guzzi Tech is your man for remapping. But if you are concerned with mileage, you had better stick to what you've got.:D
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,102
Views: 551,904
Posted By Toadride
Must admit. U had me curious. Honda dealer here...

Must admit. U had me curious. Honda dealer here never even heard of a VFR1200X. No plans for NA I guess. Pretty high priced and it's got some sort of auto, semi-auto, manual tranny? They could have...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,784
Posted By Toadride
Glad you are safe and enjoyed most of your trip....

Glad you are safe and enjoyed most of your trip. But, I thought you were from Oregon?
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,120
Posted By Toadride
This is why when I wake up, I sit down with a...

This is why when I wake up, I sit down with a coffee and fire up ADV! What a great fucking video! What a great fucking poet! :1drink.
Good choice of bikes, my young friend. Heated grips installed?...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 349,401
Posted By Toadride
Perfect for an adjustable windshield bracket.:rofl

Perfect for an adjustable windshield bracket.:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,784
Posted By Toadride
Wow, Jim. That rocks. It was a little over a year...

Wow, Jim. That rocks. It was a little over a year ago in very close to the same place on an extended ride that I was stricken with the worst flue I have ever had. Took a couple of months of hacking...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,784
Posted By Toadride
Guess you answered my question, John. Hope you...

Guess you answered my question, John.
Hope you are safe and well (as can be expected) now. Safe is a relative term. Now you have to deal with 100mph traffic.:D
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