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Forum: Beasts 08-22-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,484
Posted By Chimone
I had a 2008 Vstrom ABS and loved it. Somehow I...

I had a 2008 Vstrom ABS and loved it. Somehow I convinced myself that a DL1000 would be even better. Hardly the case, I hated the 1000 and subsequently sole it after 5k miles.

I'll have another...
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,199
Posted By Chimone
no no no Less is better when it comes to the...

no no no

Less is better when it comes to the Strom. Get yourself a shorty shield or chop the stock on.

Im on my 2nd Strom, and for both the buffeting goes away when you loose that big air dam...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 70,493
Posted By Chimone
6'5" Im on an '08 Vee

6'5" Im on an '08 Vee
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,912
Posted By Chimone
I have owned both. Both were 2008 For around...

I have owned both. Both were 2008

For around town, or in traffic commuting get the Wee.

For long highway trips and touring, get the Vee.
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,474
Posted By Chimone
Nail on the head

Nail on the head
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By Chimone
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,910
Posted By Chimone
I have owned both, just giving my opinion on the...

I have owned both, just giving my opinion on the matter
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,910
Posted By Chimone
BS Sorry but the Wee's engine is not happy...

BS

Sorry but the Wee's engine is not happy at highway speeds. 6th gear shouldn't keep you up at 7k RPM at 85. The Vee on the other hand.....it was built to cruise at highway speeds. The main...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,910
Posted By Chimone
I had an 08 Wee for one year. I put 8500 miles on...

I had an 08 Wee for one year. I put 8500 miles on it and loved every second of it.

I ride an 08 Vee now.


What do I miss? The ABS and the flat black color.

YMMV
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,609
Posted By Chimone
And in the real world you really don't see anyone...

And in the real world you really don't see anyone on a Wee getting 60mpg either. My Wee avg'd right around 52.
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,609
Posted By Chimone
and loose what off the tach...maybe 500 rpm? I...

and loose what off the tach...maybe 500 rpm? I makes it a little better sure, but it doesn't even comes close to the 6th gear on a Vee. I bet the gas mileage even starts to come closer together when...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,609
Posted By Chimone
Ive owned both Wee- quick smooth engine ...

Ive owned both

Wee-
quick
smooth engine
ABS
great gas mileage
= in town commuter
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,692
Posted By Chimone
Well try and take that Tiger off road. It's a...

Well try and take that Tiger off road. It's a great bike, thats for sure but I would go off road at all on one
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,692
Posted By Chimone
Went with a DL1000 instead

Went with a DL1000 instead
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,797
Posted By Chimone
Whoa....Im always late to the party. Well I...

Whoa....Im always late to the party.

Well I would be all for heading up to Tucson this weekend but the Wee is up for sale. I'd rather not add any more miles then I have to. Got my heart set on an...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9,260
Views: 3,653,153
Posted By Chimone
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/bgriggs27/...

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/bgriggs27/MDay09231.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15,595
Views: 1,293,720
Posted By Chimone
Hey just wanted to let you northerners know that...

Hey just wanted to let you northerners know that Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas, SV and other small towns you big city folk forget about have awesome places to ride too!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,952
Posted By Chimone
Ya you wouldn't like it here trust me. Dry, no...

Ya you wouldn't like it here trust me. Dry, no trees, and roads sometimes have really steep shoulders

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq80/bgriggs27/Rides015.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-16-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By Chimone
put me in too please ...

put me in too please


(bgriggs27@gmail.com)
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Chimone
it's becasue Honda is spending all their assets...

it's becasue Honda is spending all their assets on this

http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/2167/69/

:evil:rofl:evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,014
Posted By Chimone
Sure! There are tons of great roads all...

Sure!

There are tons of great roads all over the area. Especially if you head out the west gate of Ft. Huachuca.
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,867
Posted By Chimone
I would like to see a sport bike designed for us...

I would like to see a sport bike designed for us taller fellas.
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,413
Posted By Chimone
you mean besides being ugly? not that I can think...

you mean besides being ugly? not that I can think of. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,863
Posted By Chimone
Awesome bike! A coworker of mine has one...

Awesome bike!

A coworker of mine has one and will let me take it out for a spin every so often. Power, power, power......and it just feels solid on the road. Ugly, well I own a Strom so who am I...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9,260
Views: 3,653,153
Posted By Chimone
Storm Trooper color scheme....I like it

Storm Trooper color scheme....I like it
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,603
Posted By Chimone
Damn I already have plans for that weekend....

Damn I already have plans for that weekend. Tucson Beer Festival!!!!!

Otherwise I would say everyone is invited over to my place for pints and such. Im a pretty decent brewer and will have 5 or 6...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,604
Posted By Chimone
think Ill hijack this one instead of starting...

think Ill hijack this one instead of starting another thread.

Which sport tourer for someone who is 6'5"? Or am I out of luck?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,543
Posted By Chimone
Hey thanks for the info everyone. Ill be...

Hey thanks for the info everyone.

Ill be heading up that way once it starts to cool down a bit. And thanks for the heads up about getting breakfast before I go. Ill find someplace in Safford to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,543
Posted By Chimone
Arizona HWY 191

We are looking to plan a weekend trip soon and this looks like it has the potential for a great ride. We will be heading up to Safford then 191 to Alpine.

Has anyone taken this route recently? If...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By Chimone
+1 6'5 250lbs and I sit comfortably on the...

+1

6'5 250lbs and I sit comfortably on the bike. For an all around bike it works really well.

Lately I have been looking for a sport bike for a big guy. Haven't found anything that I feel...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 748,178
Posted By Chimone
well it's offroad by about 15 ft. ...

well it's offroad by about 15 ft.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/1/medium/Parker_Lake_016.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9,260
Views: 3,653,153
Posted By Chimone
Never mind the yard.....its the monsoon season....

Never mind the yard.....its the monsoon season. Ill mow it when its over.


But here she is as of July 08. Most likely this is how she will look from now on, well maybe a steering brace but that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,551
Posted By Chimone
I hop on my coworker's BKing every single chance...

I hop on my coworker's BKing every single chance I get. Like said before, this thing is stupid FAST! And the faster you go the better it seems to handle.

As of now I can only afford to have one...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,205
Posted By Chimone
Ive had both, and given the choice I will choose...

Ive had both, and given the choice I will choose ABS over and over again. As soon as I got my Weestrom I had to test out said ABS. Took the bike to 75 and jumped on the brakes as hard as i could. Not...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,271
Posted By Chimone
sure...you want to ship me one?

sure...you want to ship me one?
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By Chimone
if there is another group buy Im in

if there is another group buy Im in
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By Chimone
there were a few in Tucson about 2 weeks ago.

there were a few in Tucson about 2 weeks ago.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,909
Posted By Chimone
Pretty stealth so far. Im trying to figure out...

Pretty stealth so far. Im trying to figure out what is the best paint to use to paint the silver on the Givi box. And I used textured flat black for the exhaust shroud. Mathces the rest of the bike...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,909
Posted By Chimone
gotta paint that exhaust shroud now. It just...

gotta paint that exhaust shroud now. It just makes the flat black look so much better. I just did mine and love the new look
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 879,487
Posted By Chimone
http://thekneeslider.com/images/08bking.jpg

http://thekneeslider.com/images/08bking.jpg
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