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Forum: Equipment 06-01-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 80,420
Posted By zenwhipper
I spent about 30 minutes in a C3 at the local BMW...

I spent about 30 minutes in a C3 at the local BMW dealer and developed a fore head hot spot. I like the helmet but did not buy it out of concern for head pain.

For those who have done some...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9,260
Views: 3,653,634
Posted By zenwhipper
Trip to Montana - 4th o' July

http://zenwhipper.smugmug.com/photos/174041860-M.jpg


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Forum: The Garage 05-22-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By zenwhipper
Question Loose rivet - Akrapovic exhausts

Yall- me knew Akrapovic SPs for me DL1000 have a loose, rattling rivet in the end cap of the muffler:cry. How would one go about fixing this? I assume its just a matter of drilling out the loose...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,205
Posted By zenwhipper
My opinion was that, yes, the Leo's are louder...

My opinion was that, yes, the Leo's are louder than the Akras. BUT - I did not use the 2" metal baffle disk that comes with the Leo's and is placed in front of the can.

Also - just to be clear,...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,205
Posted By zenwhipper
Try this link ... sound files galore! ...

Try this link ... sound files galore!

http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=103478332729
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,205
Posted By zenwhipper
http://www.amotostuff.com/ They have always...

http://www.amotostuff.com/

They have always been on the ball with my orders ... they usually ship the next day. Props to Amotostuff! :clap

ZW
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,205
Posted By zenwhipper
I just bought the Akrapovic SPs for my '06...

I just bought the Akrapovic SPs for my '06 DL1000. They are awesome. I did have the Leo Vince's but I did not like the tone and felt they were a bit loud (all my loudness statements refer to the...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,415
Posted By zenwhipper
Good: Great Motor Low Price Undertail...

Good:
Great Motor
Low Price
Undertail Exhaust
Lots of Farkles Available
Comfortable
Handles well in the twisties for a bike its size


Bad:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,821
Posted By zenwhipper
Try this place - great resource for pet people! ...

Try this place - great resource for pet people!

www.petswelcome.com (http://www.advrider.com/forums/www.petswelcome.com)
Forum: Face plant 03-08-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,604
Posted By zenwhipper
I like Rich. He seems like an upstanding guy! I...

I like Rich. He seems like an upstanding guy! I mean he admitted it was stupid and he apologized to the racers for ruining the show. :clap

I also really like the show in general. Of course the...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By zenwhipper
DL1000 Touratech Zega 41L order times

Ordered the 41L TT Zegas from TT USA a month ago and I have not rec'd them yet. Talked to them last week - while friendly, they could not say when I would receive them :cry (on b/o from Deutschland)....
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By zenwhipper
Is it the dirty schmutz you are referring to or...

Is it the dirty schmutz you are referring to or the wearing away/grinding of the aluminum where it contacts the rack?

Grazi
ZW
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,267
Posted By zenwhipper
Well... I ride the DL1000. It is plenty...

Well... I ride the DL1000. It is plenty fast/tourquey for me. My progression over the cc years was 750, 800 and now the 1000. I went with the 1000 because - the 650 seemed too underpowered for me and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,987
Posted By zenwhipper
Yah know... being a MCist who loves to modify his...

Yah know... being a MCist who loves to modify his bike and get... that power, that sound, that look - things like this piss me off. BUT - over the last year or so - the 'machines' I drive, that burn...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,242
Posted By zenwhipper
I know the Vstrom LV models have the silencers...

I know the Vstrom LV models have the silencers that fit in the end of the cans AND a 2" 5 hole disk that fits between the cans and the junction of the input pipe. If the KTMs are set up the same way...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,057
Posted By zenwhipper
Inexpensive "PIAA" lighting

I am desiring some auxillary lighting for the 2006 DL1000. I really like the PIAA line, specifically the 510s:


http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/AMS_PIAA510_KIT.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,411
Posted By zenwhipper
Go with the Tiger for the following reasons: ...

Go with the Tiger for the following reasons:

Uly: Poor wind protection
Tiger: Better motor from the standpoint of water cooled, triple that has the benefits of both a Vtwin and I-4.
Uly: Motor...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,627
Posted By zenwhipper
For a good professional job, I set in the back of...

For a good professional job, I set in the back of my mind I could pay $500 to $800. Part of the reason for not worrying too much about the cost for me is, while I love the burgundy of my Vstrom, I...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,627
Posted By zenwhipper
Ah man... :ear This is good stuff! Thanks for...

Ah man... :ear This is good stuff! Thanks for the information.

ZW
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,944
Posted By zenwhipper
The two main drawbacks, to me, for the Uly, was...

The two main drawbacks, to me, for the Uly, was the vibes and the lack of wind protection. Neither seemed like some thing that could be fixed if you will. Well, ok there is a taller windscreen for...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,627
Posted By zenwhipper
Giving the Vstrom a non stock paint job?

IF I wanted to paint the tank and the fairing (non black portion), how much would I expect to pay for a quality paint job? I would plan on delivering the pieces to the painter removed from the bike....
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,445
Posted By zenwhipper
With the Uly pegs NOT having any rubber on 'em -...

With the Uly pegs NOT having any rubber on 'em - you'll feel more vibes through the peddles. :eek1 I don't think I would like that. In fact I rode a Uly and the vibes through the pegs put my feet to...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By zenwhipper
Question Vstrom Zega 35L vs 41L?

Going to purchase the Touratech Zegas for my '06 DL1000. I'm just not sure which size to go with.:wink:

I think I need the bigger version (always good to have extra capacity for longer trips)....
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,532
Posted By zenwhipper
I think they would look sweet on the Vstrom!...

I think they would look sweet on the Vstrom! :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By zenwhipper
R1200GS sound vs R1200S sound

OK, so last night I was behind an R1200S.This thing sounds sweet. I liked the exhaust note! Does the R1200GS sound anywhere close to the R1200S? They are basically the same motors, but have different...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,041
Posted By zenwhipper
:huh Nope you want to keep it full. Its the...

:huh Nope you want to keep it full. Its the vapors that are the most explosive.

I mean... if you're using FLAME to remove your stickers!

zw
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,371
Posted By zenwhipper
Eh? Mad Skills - Trials Bikes

:huh

:1drink

:clap

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Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,121
Posted By zenwhipper
Wicked Plus Minus

I went from a 2002 VFR to a 2006 Vstrom. Sometimes I do miss the VFR - only in the areas of handling and charisma. I would say to identify, as best you can, what you want to do with the new bike. If...
Forum: Vendors 12-10-2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 29,317
Posted By zenwhipper
Ahhh- creative use for the bungees and the lid!...

Ahhh- creative use for the bungees and the lid! :D And thanks for the tips.

zw
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 29,317
Posted By zenwhipper
Looks like I need 'em .... soon

I don't have the Touratech panniers yet - but I'm close to making a decision. Can I ask ... how does one remove the Touratech panniers? Is it such, that you open the lid, turn the knobs and remove...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2006, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,843
Posted By zenwhipper
Question Quicken the V-strom handling?

Hello Mates-

I've got a 2006 DL1000. I love the bike. However- I want to quicken up the front end handling. I kind of feel the bike is a bit "large" in the front and does not feel very quick in...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By zenwhipper
All I got to say is holey crap!:eek1 I applaud...

All I got to say is holey crap!:eek1 I applaud your very thorough examination and search for a solution! :clap If it were me - and I was faced with this, I'd probably sell the freakin' bike and get...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2006, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By zenwhipper
:huh OK. Interesting. So its the width, you think...

:huh OK. Interesting. So its the width, you think and the weight of the load? What was the specific handling issue? Head wobble at speed? Corner of case touching down when you're leaned over?...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By zenwhipper
Thanks Mate. Yep, I've seen those. I'm needing a...

Thanks Mate. Yep, I've seen those. I'm needing a closer, better, more elicidating picture.

:D

zw
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By zenwhipper
Hepco & Becker Aluminum Bags on Vstrom

Anybody have some pics they can post of the HB Standard Aluminum Bags (either the 37L or 43L) on a DL1000? These bags don't seem to be as popular in the US and I'm having trouble finding shots of...
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By zenwhipper
Question Touratech USA - in Seattle

Anybody have any experience dealing directly with Touratech USA at the headquarters in Seattle? Noticed they are local to me and just seems too tempting to pay them a visit and purchase my panniers...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,868
Posted By zenwhipper
Saweeet!!!

Anybody got any tips on how to print this mother of a thread out? Seems to be over a 100 pages! Would like to have a copy for my Alaska Trip file! :D
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,834
Posted By zenwhipper
You bet!

The Uly makes a better sport touring bike than an adventure touring bike in my mind. But as you mentioned it is missing some 'touring' ammenties like good wind protection. I'd say go with the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,898
Posted By zenwhipper
Eh? http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?atta...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92301&stc=1&d=1163632340

Um, Mr Laughing Gas... is that a nitrous bottle attached to your frame? :huh
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,154
Posted By zenwhipper
Ahhh - ready for the apocalypse aren't yah! :clap

Ahhh - ready for the apocalypse aren't yah! :clap
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