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DL650 3,051 63.98%
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Both DL650 & DL1000 70 1.47%
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:48 AM   #2941
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Saw a Strom on the Dallas North Tollway yesterday with a sidecar. Very cool. If you are on here kudos to you Sir. I was the guy on the Blue Versys very nearly being blown of the road by the wind.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:34 AM   #2942
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FYI www.motorcycle-superstore.com has a big sale on tires right now.
I just grabbed a set of Shinko 705's for next to nothing.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:30 PM   #2943
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Was about to pull the trigger, then I go home from work to get something and I realize I'm having charging problems. Looks like that's where that money is going. :(

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FYI www.motorcycle-superstore.com has a big sale on tires right now.
I just grabbed a set of Shinko 705's for next to nothing.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:29 PM   #2944
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FYI www.motorcycle-superstore.com has a big sale on tires right now.
I just grabbed a set of Shinko 705's for next to nothing.
And you will love them, especially on any twisty paved back roads. I bought a set for my Strom a couple of weeks ago, and put them through 400 miles of some of the best that Northern California has to offer. Try as I might, I could not get them to slide or misbehave at all.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:47 PM   #2945
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And you will love them, especially on any twisty paved back roads. I bought a set for my Strom a couple of weeks ago, and put them through 400 miles of some of the best that Northern California has to offer. Try as I might, I could not get them to slide or misbehave at all.
Sweet, That is good to know! Because they are going to be mounted just before my trip to the north bay area in California this summer. Starting in Montana, west to northern Washington and down the PCH, I can't wait!!!
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:53 PM   #2946
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Was about to pull the trigger, then I go home from work to get something and I realize I'm having charging problems. Looks like that's where that money is going. :(
Well darn man, I hate it when that happens. Get'er fixed soon.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:50 PM   #2947
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Sweet, That is good to know! Because they are going to be mounted just before my trip to the north bay area in California this summer. Starting in Montana, west to northern Washington and down the PCH, I can't wait!!!
How far down the PCH? Are you planning to come inland on the way back to MT?
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:53 AM   #2948
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How far down the PCH? Are you planning to come inland on the way back to MT?
The plan is to go as far as Bodega Bay then shoot east to my old home town of Vacaville and stay a few days with my brother. from there go east through Yosemite area and check all that out, haven't been in that area in 30 years. Then cut across southern Nevada, up through Utah, Wyoming and home. One big loop. Hopefully it will all come together. It's all in the thinking stage right now. But I have been prepping for it a little already.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:48 AM   #2949
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The plan is to go as far as Bodega Bay then shoot east to my old home town of Vacaville and stay a few days with my brother. from there go east through Yosemite area and check all that out, haven't been in that area in 30 years. Then cut across southern Nevada, up through Utah, Wyoming and home. One big loop. Hopefully it will all come together. It's all in the thinking stage right now. But I have been prepping for it a little already.
Sounds like a little bit-o-Heaven!

Of course, my wife and I thought that riding through Montana last Summer was a lot of that.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:33 PM   #2950
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Meet Phineas F. Farkle first known and very miss understood farkler. Mr. Farkle or Fark as I like to call him pioneered the art of taking a finely engineered piece of machinery to the brink of destruction. His reverse scientific method has become legendary in the motorcycling world.

Motorcycle vendors are bending to the needs of Fark and his decedents as they adorn their machines with gadgets that are, for the most part, useless but some times almost serve a purpose.

Take my most recent farkling of a brand new DL-650. Not wanting to bend to the wisdom of Suzuki engineering, I decided to put two cigarette lighter sockets in an empty space on the front fairing. Using reverse scientific theory I put the empty socket to the top for convenience then proceeded to test it all out including washing the bike with the GPS plug still installed.

Using my keen eye I discovered one flaw with my installation. Water will not escape the socket and bad things happen when current is applied. This is how reverse scientific method works. Haphazardly install things and then wait for them to fail. This bypasses the burden of previous engineers and experience.



Now I can redo this at my leisure. After dis-assembly and cleaning I installed two new drain holes in the bottom of the sockets realizing if I keep them closed for washing they were still vulnerable during a rain storm or driving thru 6 foot deep water.



I know, this goes against the reverse scientific philosophy but some times the farkling brain farts, and forward thinking sputters out.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:43 PM   #2951
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....Now I can redo this at my leisure....
Hey! Where's the one-way anti-splash back check valve to keep wheel spray out from the bottom?

That's how I learn stuff... but it means multiplying my farkle project budgets by 2 and my farkle project schedules by 4. Who says that I didn't learn anything after 30 years in IT???
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:49 PM   #2952
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Farkles? I'm simply re-designing a bike that should have been that way to begin with.

Sort of like..... a Shelby Vstrom.


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Old 03-21-2014, 07:06 AM   #2953
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if I keep them closed for washing they were still vulnerable during a rain storm or driving thru 6 foot deep water.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:07 AM   #2954
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That's how I learn stuff... but it means multiplying my farkle project budgets by 2 and my farkle project schedules by 4. Who says that I didn't learn anything after 30 years in IT???
it's called Agile.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:26 PM   #2955
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My 1150GS just rode off in the back of a truck on the way with it's new owner, if I'm lucky, by this time next week I'll be in the saddle of a DL1000. So I'm reading the ink off this thread to see what I need to be aware of...mainly which farkles I need.
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