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Forum: Beasts 06-06-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By fastnlight
Not even a mention of what bike this was on. ...

Not even a mention of what bike this was on. This is not facebook. Nobody wants to hear meaningless complaining about products without any details of justification.

The seat on my shiny new...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By fastnlight
I am pretty sure Mr. Norris rides a DR650 ...

I am pretty sure Mr. Norris rides a DR650

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t2IopH1AG0
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,263
Posted By fastnlight
On my 2005 model, the wife and I (350lbs) plus...

On my 2005 model, the wife and I (350lbs) plus camping gear did numerous trips through mountainous country and had no problems blasting right along ahead of traffic. The wife would fall asleep on it...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,688,306
Posted By fastnlight
Until I get a better one. Only 450 miles in the...

Until I get a better one. Only 450 miles in the last month.....

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Forum: Beasts 12-26-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 21,460
Posted By fastnlight
Must be those twin rear shocks that put the NTX...

Must be those twin rear shocks that put the NTX over the top...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9,304
Views: 3,688,306
Posted By fastnlight
6'3", 34in inseam over here on a DL650. 3/4 inch...

6'3", 34in inseam over here on a DL650. 3/4 inch bar risers and 1 inch peg lowering kit complete with tall factory seat and very happy.
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,666
Posted By fastnlight
Take a look at these: ...

Take a look at these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umHWLA8X2ik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak6-l4QON0I&feature=relmfu
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 737,328
Posted By fastnlight
Thanks, Just ordered one.

Thanks, Just ordered one.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 737,328
Posted By fastnlight
Bought the Vstrom today! I really just need a...

Bought the Vstrom today! I really just need a bike that can do all road types and this thing felt a lot better than the 05 I owned years ago. I am a better rider now so that helps out as well. The...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 737,328
Posted By fastnlight
Going to test ride a new 650 vstrom today. I am...

Going to test ride a new 650 vstrom today. I am weighing it against the Strada. both are similar in purpose and features and the prices are only 300 apart. I need all road ability and I like to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 737,328
Posted By fastnlight
Some accessory info on the Aussie site now. ...

Some accessory info on the Aussie site now.

http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com.au/content.asp?id=31
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 737,328
Posted By fastnlight
They have the Strada and Terra at Ride Moto in...

They have the Strada and Terra at Ride Moto in Woodinville, WA so I took a trip north to check them out. They are both priced at retail and have been sitting in the showroom for a couple of weeks. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
Posted By fastnlight
I am exactly your height and inseam and rode fine...

I am exactly your height and inseam and rode fine stock for a few thousand miles. Then I add a taller by design seat concepts cover, lowered pegs, and a 1 inch bar riser and it fits like a glove now.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 737,328
Posted By fastnlight
Motorcycle.com just released a review of the...

Motorcycle.com just released a review of the bikes. Anyone hear when the Stradas might hit dealers? I could live without tubes.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 737,328
Posted By fastnlight
Has anyone heard when the Strada will hit...

Has anyone heard when the Strada will hit dealers? Been quiet so far and I have a hankering for the tubeless version.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,034
Posted By fastnlight
Dr650- Yes but I would get a better seat earlier...

Dr650- Yes but I would get a better seat earlier and upgrade the suspension from the start instead of waiting a couple of years.

XT250- No, I would get a new Honda 250l if I wanted a casual...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10,705
Views: 2,028,381
Posted By fastnlight
Travel numbers do not tell the whole story when...

Travel numbers do not tell the whole story when it comes to capability. I ride a DR650 and in stock form the travel numbers are very good but the feel was not so much. A few hundred dollars later the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,470
Posted By fastnlight
I agree that your engine is the best choice to...

I agree that your engine is the best choice to charge small gadgets on the move. But, if you want to play with the concepts you are aiming at, try one of these: ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By fastnlight
Husqvarna TR650 models

Making my DR feel just a little more dated with these new offerings... I had a feeling that Husq might win my business some day.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
Running a more aggressive tire in front vs rear...

Running a more aggressive tire in front vs rear allows for better steering feel and handling on loose surfaces while still preserving enough pavement grip to be fun. I am running a Kenda big block...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
I concur. The 705 rear can get you through a...

I concur. The 705 rear can get you through a little mud here and there but you won't enjoy that part. It is my favorite for paved and dry road conditions. The Kenda K761 is a little better in mud...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
I made the same assumption with my fmf q4 and...

I made the same assumption with my fmf q4 and stock header but it still needs choke to start and the throttle smoothness and power bump was more obvious than i would have guessed. I ain't touching...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
I just went through basically the same changes...

I just went through basically the same changes with the same initial off-idle behavior and going up to the 155 main from the 150 was what it really needed. swap it and you'll see.

Greg
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
I just installed a procycle jet kit and modded my...

I just installed a procycle jet kit and modded my airbox and added a new muffler with good results. Just be ready to spend a little time getting the details right if your are not lucky on the first...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
Last fall I posted a list of goodies to improve...

Last fall I posted a list of goodies to improve my stockish DR and got a bunch of good feedback and suggestions. I spent some bucks and time on this:

-Had forks and shock rebuilt by a local...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 54,010
Posted By fastnlight
I saw a factory new wr450 dualsport kitted bike...

I saw a factory new wr450 dualsport kitted bike (all lights/plate) on the showroom floor in Tacoma WA about two weeks ago. The price was about a grand more than the WR250R.

I had to look it over...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
Is this just a Gasket Leak?

I peeked up under my oversize tank and saw this surprise last night. What is going on here?

https://picasaweb.google.com/northwestrides/DR650#5691555211342961762

Didn't notice anything last...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,846
Posted By fastnlight
Huh? I ride primarily with my buddy on his...

Huh?

I ride primarily with my buddy on his 08klr and i assure you the envy is really never in his direction. The bike works and is a good partner to the dr but a bigger fairing and softer seat is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,082
Posted By fastnlight
I use the laminar lip with success. I used the...

I use the laminar lip with success. I used the dual locks but did add a couple of screws for good measure. I did also have to add a couple of little braces to the fairing becuase it would flex too...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
Good point on the gearing but with my current...

Good point on the gearing but with my current ride partners, we are doing a lot of long slab runs to hit remote sites in a day or two so the lower RPM is a little nicer on the hands. I ran stock...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
It looks like a stock seat but I assure you it is...

It looks like a stock seat but I assure you it is not. I modify my own and that one is under the stock cover but has been cut away and re-constructed with two densities of foam shaped for a bony...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
Need some basic mod advice

I have an 05 with IMS tank, K&N filter, one tooth up on the countershaft and am 80% road rider (long ones lately) and what would be considered light offroad the rest. At 18,000 now, my suspension is...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 262,457
Posted By fastnlight
How about a set of handguards or heated grips or...

How about a set of handguards or heated grips or perhaps a switch for the ABS? I can't understand why they would add the engine guards before a bash plate or handguards.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
Turned out to be a bad battery. Some kind of...

Turned out to be a bad battery. Some kind of unusual vibration induced internal damage that caused a flaky connection at the ground.


New battery = happy DR

I am now adding a new...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 262,457
Posted By fastnlight
Put me in the pissed off camp too. Even if the...

Put me in the pissed off camp too. Even if the bike is not in the showrooms this month, at least show some normal pics and basic specs and get your site to run correctly with Chrome as well. They...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
I don't use the kill switch at all and I checked...

I don't use the kill switch at all and I checked the clutch interlock which is working normally for now. I also disabled the kickstand switch last night so that is out of the picture. I did have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 102,465
Views: 20,080,879
Posted By fastnlight
Electical issue, need some advice

I was at the gas station during a long ride over the weekend and when I turned the key to get my 2005 restarted, there was no power to the bars and not response from the starter. I went fishing for...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 262,457
Posted By fastnlight
Went into a local multiline dealer today and...

Went into a local multiline dealer today and asked two sales guys if they had any more info on the V-strom situation. They had not even heard about it. Can't say I was surprised becuase I have yet...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 262,457
Posted By fastnlight
interesting

recent developments

http://motokando.com/fotos/displayimage.php?album=401&pos=3

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rumors/suzuki-v-strom-update-rumor/#more-22371
Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,838
Posted By fastnlight
New Zuma 50F four stroke

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelhome/659/0/home.aspx
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