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Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By DarinB
Yep, that's what happened to mine as well. ...

Yep, that's what happened to mine as well.

I can see how these can get pulled out of their socket pretty easy. I was removing the Autocomm unit off my RT and I remember pulling and moving the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By DarinB
I'm going to have to check that as well when I...

I'm going to have to check that as well when I get home. My RT is doing the same thing after having all the tupperware off it and doing stuff on the bike. Ran great before, now it's running rough....
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,014
Posted By DarinB
No real brand loyalty here. 5 Suzuki's, 1 AJS...

No real brand loyalty here. 5 Suzuki's, 1 AJS Stormer, 1 Honda, and 1 BMW. All of them have things I like/don't like about them.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-19-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10,756
Views: 881,629
Posted By DarinB
So from what I'm reading, Maple Springs is open...

So from what I'm reading, Maple Springs is open but you cannot go out the gate at Blue Jay?
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,846
Posted By DarinB
I'm on my 3rd set of Pilot Road 2's. Very happy...

I'm on my 3rd set of Pilot Road 2's. Very happy with them. Long wear and good handling.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By DarinB
We don't trade off as much as we should. :cry

We don't trade off as much as we should. :cry
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,399
Posted By DarinB
RT rider here. I have the up most confidence...

RT rider here.

I have the up most confidence that my air cooled R1200RT can reliably and comfortably take me from coast to coast, and everywhere in between. I ride it in the city traffic almost...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 446,432
Posted By DarinB
Like everyone else, I really enjoyed reading...

Like everyone else, I really enjoyed reading about your trip Dave. Those XR's are durable machines. What an accomplishment.
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 163,040
Posted By DarinB
My '05 RT on HWY 49 between Downieville and...

My '05 RT on HWY 49 between Downieville and Nevada City.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs169.snc3/19652_1341532147188_1497732771_30911245_3627167_n.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,094
Posted By DarinB
I've been very satisfied with the Pilot Road 2 on...

I've been very satisfied with the Pilot Road 2 on my RT. Great wear and great traction on wet and dry sufraces. I'm not getting that flat spot on the rear tire like I did on the original Pilot Road.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,239
Posted By DarinB
Just get it. I got my RT at 40. Wish I would...

Just get it. I got my RT at 40. Wish I would have gotten one when I was younger. It's such a great ride.
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,992
Posted By DarinB
+1

+1
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,951
Posted By DarinB
Spent some time in the saddle of a buddy's ST4. ...

Spent some time in the saddle of a buddy's ST4. Nice ride on the open road and pretty comfortable. Only thing I didn't like was the clutch. It's a difficult clutch to handle in traffic. Other...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 128,736
Posted By DarinB
Some friend.

Some friend.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-02-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,505
Posted By DarinB
Buy it. It's a great bike and fun to ride.

Buy it. It's a great bike and fun to ride.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 42,399
Posted By DarinB
I've got an '05 RT and love the bike. I haven't...

I've got an '05 RT and love the bike. I haven't had any issues with it. I don't find maintaining the bike that difficult. The only thing I've taken it in for was the brake fluid change. Oil,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-04-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,644
Posted By DarinB
I found the OEM gel seat to be pretty comfortable.

I found the OEM gel seat to be pretty comfortable.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 28,424
Posted By DarinB
I saw TONS of Harley's on my roadtrip with the...

I saw TONS of Harley's on my roadtrip with the family. I could easily see having a full dressed Harley next to my BMW in the garage. They are comfortable and fun to ride. And who would have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 103,495
Posted By DarinB
My DR650.

My DR650.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10,756
Views: 881,629
Posted By DarinB
I know that trail well. My Brother and I must...

I know that trail well. My Brother and I must have been one of the first to take that trail after the gates opened one year and I had a low hanging branch knock me off my bike. It's a nice single...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10,756
Views: 881,629
Posted By DarinB
I think it's time to pull the XR400 out of the...

I think it's time to pull the XR400 out of the shed and make a trip up the mountain. I've been waiting for the gates to be all opened up.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,610
Posted By DarinB
Thumbs down Please go back into the hole you crawled out of. ...

Please go back into the hole you crawled out of. :huh

I've ridden both and prefer the Boxer engine myself. The K motor is super sweet but I tend to like the Boxer engine. The RT is an easy...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,249
Posted By DarinB
I ran a set of Pilot Road's on my VStrom and I...

I ran a set of Pilot Road's on my VStrom and I was happy with them. I put a set of Pilot Road 2's on my '05 RT last year and so far so good. I did a fairly long road trip after I put them on and so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,190
Posted By DarinB
That's pretty funny.

That's pretty funny.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 29,233
Posted By DarinB
No. It's a standard street bike that people take...

No. It's a standard street bike that people take off road.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,984
Posted By DarinB
No Skippii, You are wrong. <!-- / message -->...

No Skippii, You are wrong.
<!-- / message --> They are streetbikes that people use off-road. They are far from being in the dual sport definition. Kawasaki now understands that. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,984
Posted By DarinB
It's a street bike and always has been. Same...

It's a street bike and always has been. Same with the Strom.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Posted By DarinB
Both of them are standard street bikes that...

Both of them are standard street bikes that people try and make into light off-road machines. I don't really think Suzuki and Kawasaki had that in mind for either of the bikes. If they did, I think...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,009
Posted By DarinB
I really enjoy my RT. It's been a good bike to...

I really enjoy my RT. It's been a good bike to me and very comfortable. I like all of them though. My choices, in order, were the RT, ST, Connie, FJR. My order has more to do with how the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9,182
Views: 1,934,694
Posted By DarinB
Great picture. You just can't beat an XR400. ...

Great picture. You just can't beat an XR400. It's a great bike indeed.
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 55,782
Posted By DarinB
That's so 2-3 years ago. How about giving...

That's so 2-3 years ago.

How about giving us folks a nice offering of dual sport bikes for a change?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,265
Posted By DarinB
I'd pick the GS. But that's my personal...

I'd pick the GS. But that's my personal preference.

I had a Wee Strom for a few years and my buddy has a GS. The Wee was a good bike but I had the opportunity to spend a decent amount of time on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,063
Posted By DarinB
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-07-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,126
Posted By DarinB
Horrendous mechanical record? I don't think...

Horrendous mechanical record? I don't think that's an honest statement. Some people have had final drive issues and it becomes an epidemic among people. They aren't any less reliable as any other...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,126
Posted By DarinB
I had an '05 DL650 for a few years. I didn't...

I had an '05 DL650 for a few years. I didn't love the bike but I did like it. It was a fun bike to ride. The engine was wonderful. It gave me what I wanted at the time for the money I had. It's a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,853
Posted By DarinB
My '96 Suzuki DR650. I beat the tar out of it...

My '96 Suzuki DR650. I beat the tar out of it and it just begged for more. A very reliable bike and tough.

Next would be my '03 Honda XR400. It's just as reliable and tough as the DR650. It just...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 163,040
Posted By DarinB
The transporter pickup rocks!

The transporter pickup rocks!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,505
Posted By DarinB
I had the Suzuki Gel seat on mine. I thought it...

I had the Suzuki Gel seat on mine. I thought it was comfortable and the price was right. You'll want to keep it covered on those summer days though as it gets HOT.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,805
Posted By DarinB
The DR is fine at freeway speed.

The DR is fine at freeway speed.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,061
Posted By DarinB
Excellent report and pictures. Sorry about the...

Excellent report and pictures. Sorry about the bike. Thanks for sharing.
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