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Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,221
Posted By tweeder
What am I missing here?

Is the only difference the spoked rims? No difference in suspension?

I use my DL for what I am comfortable using it for, which includes light offroad use. Never once has my main concern been the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,179
Posted By tweeder
Thanks for the clarification. I hope your riding...

Thanks for the clarification. I hope your riding and track days continue to go well without further incidents. Ride safe.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,179
Posted By tweeder
I'm confused...

So, after arguing your case and putting a fair amount of effort into things, you got an apparently $18k service for $1k and had to wait a few weeks for shit to get done. This was on a sport bike...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,514
Posted By tweeder
What he said

For a first bike-buy small, buy used, buy cheap. Depending on what you buy, like the XT225, you can sell it for almost what you bought it for.

DL650 for a first bike wouldn't be my first choice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 799,307
Posted By tweeder
Hmm, lots of slow mo shots with no content and...

Hmm, lots of slow mo shots with no content and big graphics...

:puke1
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 62,797
Posted By tweeder
This is not your problem as the consumer. I had...

This is not your problem as the consumer. I had to have a wheel bearing removed/replaced on the rear axle of my truck years ago. Brought the axle in to the shop. The "book" said it should take...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-14-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 78,361
Posted By tweeder
You, sir, have class. What the hell are you...

You, sir, have class. What the hell are you doing on ADVRider?



:hide

Impressive work, awesome to follow, wish you the best!
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By tweeder
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By tweeder
Don't know if this helps...

but here you go:
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,7571.0.html

More good stuff on VSRI as well
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By tweeder
VSRI has a helpful link: ...

VSRI has a helpful link:
http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,11115.0.html
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,426
Posted By tweeder
Money is often the conduit through which people...

Money is often the conduit through which people show their lack of intelligence.
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,907
Posted By tweeder
I haven't read the whole thread, so I apologize...

I haven't read the whole thread, so I apologize if you mentioned where you are...that being said, there are a whole lot of DL650/1000s out there with less mileage for good prices. While those bikes...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,044
Posted By tweeder
ProTaper Se ATV Hi

I have the ProTaper ATV Hi bend bars on my Wee (whatever the stock size diameter is, I believe 7/8"). I don't know if these are the SE or "regular" ProTaper bars.

They provide great sweep and...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,564
Views: 737,225
Posted By tweeder
Love riding in that area...

Great roads out there
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,493
Posted By tweeder
Oh, I'm jumping on too...

Honda Fit with a finicky manual? One of the best clutches and gearboxes I've ever used-snick, snick, snick each gear change. Still the same as when we bought it 68,000 miles ago.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By tweeder
Scala Rider Q1 teamset

I researched the Senas (SMH10s at the time) and the Scala Rider Q1s for two up riding. We have been extremely happy with the Scalas. Plenty of volume that isn't distorted with music. We can hear...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,493
Posted By tweeder
:amazon :lurk As far as front/rear...

:amazon

:lurk

As far as front/rear wheel rolling-is there a difference if the chain is disconnected? With no chain, the front sprocket wouldn't turn, which means engine internals aren't moving...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By tweeder
check axle and fork tube bolts

I have had an ongoing issue with this on my 07 DL650. My first step was to get the front wheel off the ground, and loosen every bolt that holds the wheel and/or forks in place. That way, if there's...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By tweeder
I agree. His customer service has been great. ...

I agree. His customer service has been great. When I told him I had the rack welded, he offered me a discount on other products if I choose to get something from him in the future. I can't ask for...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By tweeder
The vendor offered to refund me my money before I...

The vendor offered to refund me my money before I explained that I had had a welder change some things up. He has been quick to answer my questions and readily available to try to help. His...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By tweeder
Updated pics

So I went ahead and had a welder do some work on the rack and we made some changes/improvements. Note that the interference from the tail rack is not an aftermarket item itself; it's the stock tail...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By tweeder
Fair point. Rack and panniers were $550...

Fair point. Rack and panniers were $550 delivered. Haven't really checked out the panniers, but first glance they look alright.

Ended up having a welder change some things for me. Cut off part...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By tweeder
Cross thread from Equipment-opinions on this rack design

I picked up this rack and set of panniers from an online vendor (not on ADV, and I'll withhold the name for now). I'm having problems with the rack interfering with the stock tail rack on my DL650. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By tweeder
I had not thought about the slimmer part having a...

I had not thought about the slimmer part having a different strength. In 3 years of hard use the other rack was fine at that mounting point. I could be wrong.

The stock rack could be ground...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By tweeder
Question opinions on this rack design

I picked up this rack and set of panniers from an online vendor (not on ADV, and I'll withhold the name for now). I'm having problems with the rack interfering with the stock tail rack on my DL650. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By tweeder
try Bob at Ironman Dual Sport

No affiliation, but he may be able to help out. Try posting in CA regionals as well if you haven't already.

bob@ironmandualsport.com

Good luck!
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By tweeder
I would sure assume so. I had engine guards...

I would sure assume so. I had engine guards (Givi) on my Wee and went down around 10 MPH in the dirt when the front end washed out/went to full lock on me. The guards bent in and put a dent in the...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By tweeder
Best response yet!

Best response yet!
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By tweeder
I ride a 2007 DL650. I've provided some advice...

I ride a 2007 DL650. I've provided some advice based on what you may "need" versus what many others have. My encouragement would be to try enjoying the bike before altering much of anything. Then,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By tweeder
sorry to bump my own post...

But so far I am thinking we'd go west from Boise. That leaves us with going west on Hwy 20 or 26, or heading south on Hwy 95.

Is Bend worth going to? Crater Lake?

What about portions of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By tweeder
Is Lolo as bad as the flyer made it out to be? ...

Is Lolo as bad as the flyer made it out to be?

I meant to say southeastern Oregon, not southwestern, looked pretty bleak.

If we were to go from Boise to Bend, would you recommend Hwy 20 or Hwy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By tweeder
Thanks! I haven't taken much of a look into...

Thanks! I haven't taken much of a look into Oregon, but western/southwestern Oregon looks pretty bleak on the maps. Is that true on the ground?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By tweeder
Chico to Missoula and back

Hey folks,

My wife and I are entertaining the idea of me picking her up in Missoula at the end of her work training over Memorial Day weekend. We'd ride back to Chico (just north of Sacramento)....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By tweeder
Chico to Missoula and back

Hey folks,

My wife and I are entertaining the idea of me picking her up in Missoula at the end of her work training over Memorial Day weekend. We'd ride back to Chico (just north of Sacramento)....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By tweeder
Question Chico to Missoula and back

Hey folks,

My wife and I are entertaining the idea of me picking her up in Missoula at the end of her work training over Memorial Day weekend. We'd ride back to Chico (just north of Sacramento). ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By tweeder
Road Rider in San Jose if you want help picking...

Road Rider in San Jose if you want help picking out the right helmet. CycleGear is full of mouth breathing idiots, but their prices are ok.

Haven't been to Scuderia in San Fran, but have heard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,554
Posted By tweeder
I'm game...

2007 DL650 with Tourances

Ok with mild dirt, get along just fine

Don't like mud or rocks...

Joel
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,953
Posted By tweeder
Givi crash bars

I have a pair of older Givi crash bars (purchased summer of 2010 I think). They took one good thwack in the dirt and pushed all the way in far enough to dent the tank; the plastics somehow didn't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,795
Posted By tweeder
Pictures!

If you don't see yourself, let me know what you were riding and wearing and I'll see what we can dig up...

Super Sherpa flight (he had maybe 10 hours of TOTAL riding time before this):...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,795
Posted By tweeder
Photos coming soon...let me finish some stupid...

Photos coming soon...let me finish some stupid homework first :puke1
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