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Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,899
Posted By OaklandStrom
I think you misunderstood me. A 650 with a...

I think you misunderstood me.
A 650 with a 1000 seat is just like a 1000 with a 1000 seat.

The seats are different, but the bikes are the same.
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,899
Posted By OaklandStrom
If you buy a 650 you can put the 1000 seat on it,...

If you buy a 650 you can put the 1000 seat on it, and you'll have the same ergos. Original body style; not sure about the new models.

I have an extra if you buy a 650.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3,236
Views: 541,948
Posted By OaklandStrom
One of them us hers. Similar price, condition,...

One of them us hers. Similar price, condition, miles, etc.
it's odd to see the price of these bikes going up as they get older. I'm guessing that won't happen with my Strom. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,236
Views: 541,948
Posted By OaklandStrom
That's funny.

That's funny.
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,236
Views: 541,948
Posted By OaklandStrom
My wife has had one for a year, and just isn't...

My wife has had one for a year, and just isn't riding much these days. Look for it in the flea market later this weekend.

I hate to let it go, but really can;t justify a non-ridden bike in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,782
Posted By OaklandStrom
ok.

ok.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,782
Posted By OaklandStrom
This isn't about the service writer being...

This isn't about the service writer being correct. It's about shitty customer service. I asked if my oil consumption would change, and her bullshit reply was "they all do that". That is not good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,782
Posted By OaklandStrom
As I previously stated, we don't commute. We also...

As I previously stated, we don't commute. We also have frequent trips of at least 5 to 10 miles, so I don't consider us to be short distance drivers. When I go to SF, I drive to BART (7 miles). When...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,782
Posted By OaklandStrom
The Sube uses 0-20, so it doesn't surprise me...

The Sube uses 0-20, so it doesn't surprise me that it went through a quart when it was new. Needing another one makes me wonder. I assume that this interval I won't need to add one.

The SW is just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,782
Posted By OaklandStrom
Fucking idiotic service writer. I just got...

Fucking idiotic service writer.
I just got back from the dealership, where we got a '12 Impreza. My wife wanted the pre-paid maintenance, and I didn't want to argue. So the dealer changes the oil...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 20,244
Posted By OaklandStrom
Pretty cool stuff. Can't wait to see more.

Pretty cool stuff. Can't wait to see more.
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,313
Posted By OaklandStrom
You have failed to take into account that many...

You have failed to take into account that many dealerships have store layout, size, signage, design, etc dictated by the manufacturer.

Have you noticed that most Toyota dealerships look the same?...
Forum: Vendors 08-24-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 103,756
Posted By OaklandStrom
This looks really cool, and I've been following...

This looks really cool, and I've been following the development. I know that I won't be buying one for my current bike, as I have the electrical sorted out. I also assume it's going to cost enough...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-22-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,959
Posted By OaklandStrom
I'm confused. The upload date on the video is...

I'm confused. The upload date on the video is 2011.

Are you building this now, or did you do some of the work a few years ago?
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,313
Posted By OaklandStrom
Cruise control? They had that in the 40's?

Cruise control? They had that in the 40's?
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,313
Posted By OaklandStrom
There are some situations where it should be...

There are some situations where it should be legal to beat the shit out of somebody.

I wonder what the dealership would do if you called 911 and reported a stolen vehicle. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By OaklandStrom
In general, there's an engine number as well as a...

In general, there's an engine number as well as a VIN, and they don't match. Some state will check both at the time of registration. The VIN will be on the title, and the engine number might be.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6,958
Views: 2,245,873
Posted By OaklandStrom
There was a lot of buzz about the Snell standard...

There was a lot of buzz about the Snell standard being too rigid, and potentially not protecting as well as it should. In the past few years they have changed their standard.

If I was a more of a...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,970
Posted By OaklandStrom
The Wee has the speedo gear on the front wheel....

The Wee has the speedo gear on the front wheel. Sprocket change won't help. Not sure about the Vee if that's what you ride.

I have no affiliation with this guy, and have not seen the products, but...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,543
Posted By OaklandStrom
This is how I feel every time I look at heated...

This is how I feel every time I look at heated gloves. It's as if companies that make good gloves can't do wiring, and companies that do electric gear have no clue about making gloves.

I want them...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,236
Views: 541,948
Posted By OaklandStrom
Your location says France, so this may be an odd...

Your location says France, so this may be an odd problem for you.

Have you been to the American West or South West? It's huge, and sparsely populated. A "town" may have a single commercial...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,917
Posted By OaklandStrom
Sidi uses two different lasts to make boots - one...

Sidi uses two different lasts to make boots - one is narrow, and is why I can't wear most Sidis. The other is the one they use for the On Road, and a bit wider. This is from my observations, not some...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,236
Views: 541,948
Posted By OaklandStrom
Because it has a small tank, and therefor a short...

Because it has a small tank, and therefor a short range. While keeping up with a group of 650 V-Stroms in the mountains, I hit reserve at 120 miles. I assume there's another 40 to 60 miles on...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,917
Posted By OaklandStrom
What size are you? I think I'll be selling a pair...

What size are you? I think I'll be selling a pair of used Sidi OnRoad fairly soon.
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,917
Posted By OaklandStrom
I have a pair of Garne Midlans on the way, as I'm...

I have a pair of Garne Midlans on the way, as I'm looking for more protection than my Sidi OnRoads. I was looking at the other Sidis, but my foot is a little too wide. Cannot wait to try them out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,907
Posted By OaklandStrom
The law is rather vague. It's something along the...

The law is rather vague. It's something along the lines of "safe and prudent". Somebody (CHP?) recently published some recommendations that include a maximum speeds, as well as a maximum speed delta....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,907
Posted By OaklandStrom
No. The Bay Bridge is 5 lanes wide, and 10...

No.

The Bay Bridge is 5 lanes wide, and 10 miles long. Traffic wasn't moving more than 5 mph, while I was going usually 10 to 15.

I passed many thousands of cars. Probably 5,000.
There's a...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,917
Posted By OaklandStrom
Not all Red Wings are US made these days. When I...

Not all Red Wings are US made these days. When I was work boot shopping, the Red Wings I liked were $250, and made in Pakistan. So were the Danners. I went with Westco, but spent more money.

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,907
Posted By OaklandStrom
I also rode the bridge on Monday, about noon....

I also rode the bridge on Monday, about noon. Holy shit, what a mess. It took me about 45 minutes to get through it all - 10 miles. I never got passed by another bike, but I rarely went over 15 or...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9,190
Views: 3,585,974
Posted By OaklandStrom
Way better than a KLR. For one, the 650 has...

Way better than a KLR.
For one, the 650 has twice the horsepower. It's geared about the same as the KLR, (6,000 RPM is 80ish) but will pull to 10,000. You'll never need to rev it that high. So when...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 51,268
Posted By OaklandStrom
I just bought a pair from Motostrano, and they...

I just bought a pair from Motostrano, and they are being drop shipped from Wolfman. I was hoping they would be in stock, bit I'll be able to wait a few days.

I really wish I would have bought...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,782
Posted By OaklandStrom
Holy shit. Your desire to be right is amazing....

Holy shit. Your desire to be right is amazing. You sound like my wife.

Yes dear, whatever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,782
Posted By OaklandStrom
I'm not agreeing with you. Your opinion is that...

I'm not agreeing with you.
Your opinion is that near new cars and bikes sell for near new prices.
My opinion is that there's this thing called "depreciation" which makes your new car or bike worth...
Forum: Vendors 07-29-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 57,963
Posted By OaklandStrom
Is the deal the same for walk in customers? I'll...

Is the deal the same for walk in customers? I'll be in the neighborhood on Thursday or Friday...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,970
Posted By OaklandStrom
A Wee is like a refined KLR with double the...

A Wee is like a refined KLR with double the horsepower. A Vee has even more.

If you like the KLR, the Wee should be great. If you need to haul ass, 2 up, get the Vee. The Wee has plenty of power...
Forum: Vendors 07-29-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 26,151
Posted By OaklandStrom
PM sent with Wee Strom questions...

PM sent with Wee Strom questions...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,782
Posted By OaklandStrom
I am having the exact opposite experience right...

I am having the exact opposite experience right now. My aunt bought a '12 Subaru Impreza with all the goodies, plus extended warranty and a prepaid maint contract. She recently died, and the estate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,782
Posted By OaklandStrom
So there's exceptions to generalities? Really? ...

So there's exceptions to generalities? Really?

I got a Wee with just over 22,000 miles for $3,200 (with a few scrapes from a low speed crash and $1,000 of accessories). That's also at one end of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,782
Posted By OaklandStrom
Are they reapplying the gold leaf on the tank?...

Are they reapplying the gold leaf on the tank? What bike has a $1,000 7,500 mile service?
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,210
Posted By OaklandStrom
They are about a dollar each buying 25 at a time...

They are about a dollar each buying 25 at a time from Amazon. Don't think of it as instant coffee; think of it as a good cup of coffee that costs less than what you pay in a restaurant (and better...
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