ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Some Assembly Required
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-20-2014, 08:49 PM   #2641
XC Rider
Motorcycle Vagabond
 
XC Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Out in the country
Oddometer: 2,829
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdrocks View Post
going through the checklist, might be on the road this weekend.
Depending on whether you're looking to do a short ride or a longer ride, give me a shout. I'd be happy to meet up with you just about anywhere. Besides, it'd be cool to have a picture of the two beasts side by side!


PS. The bike is looking killer! I love the new overflow tank.
__________________
XC Rider
"Motorcycles have put me in touch with wonderful people. As a result of that, I have an elevated idea about how good everybody in the world is." - Ted Simon
My Ride Reports.
SpotWalla: WHERE IS XC RIDER!?
XC Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2014, 06:30 PM   #2642
jdrocks OP
Gravel Runner
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 3,901
list not complete, but i buttoned it up, slapped a plate on it, and rode over to the adjacent county to get a vehicle inspection sticker.

the motor had been shop run, but i'd never had it on the road, bike either. so the verdict is...runs perfectly after 75 miles. stopped at a hardware store on the way back looking for a metric bolt, had 3 separate guys ask what it was. no correct guesses, not even close.

anyone wondering whether that single rotor setup would stop this bike, forget that concern. 320mm rotor, SS braided line, and larger master will lock up the front.

jdrocks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2014, 07:52 PM   #2643
OHjim
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: KC
Oddometer: 296
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdrocks View Post
anyone wondering whether that single rotor setup would stop this bike, forget that concern. 320mm rotor, SS braided line, and larger master will lock up the front.
I never understood the concerns, some even being adamant that it wouldn't stop the bike. Most cruisers, which are quite heavy, only have singe rotors up front. They stop.
__________________
2004 V-Strom 650 2nd time 'round
2006 Tiger - sold
2004 ST1300 - sold
2005 V-Strom 650 - sold
1985 Honda V700 Magna - sold
OHjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2014, 08:27 PM   #2644
MTrider16
Ridin' in MT
 
MTrider16's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Eastern Montana
Oddometer: 1,483
Quote:
Originally Posted by OHjim View Post
I never understood the concerns, some even being adamant that it wouldn't stop the bike. Most cruisers, which are quite heavy, only have singe rotors up front. They stop.
Cruisers have a little different weight distribution. But you can get plenty of stop from one rotor.
__________________
'13 VFR1200D, '13 XVS950, '09 F800GS, 07 CRF250X
Riding roads in Montana - Big Sky Country
www.mtrider16.smugmug.com
Mountains, Moose, and Miles: a Montanan's Alcan Highway Story
Continental Divide and More: the "No Dust" Tour of WY and MT
MTrider16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 11:22 AM   #2645
fasteddiecopeman
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Oddometer: 92
Dave - I've installed one of those "single" LED voltmeters (changes color w/ voltage changes), but I like what you came up with. Got a link?
fasteddiecopeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 05:04 PM   #2646
jdrocks OP
Gravel Runner
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 3,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by OHjim View Post
They stop.
light pressure stops this one.
jdrocks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 05:14 PM   #2647
jdrocks OP
Gravel Runner
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 3,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTrider16 View Post
But you can get plenty of stop from one rotor.
hey, enough about the freakin' brakes, talk to me about those roll on wheelies, no clutch required.

motor runs strong, don't see any breathing problems with the two layer foam pod filters.

about 250 miles today. adjusted the chain slightly after the first run, otherwise nuttin'.

now back to cold and rain, at least they took the snow out of the forecast.
jdrocks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 05:22 PM   #2648
jdrocks OP
Gravel Runner
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 3,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
Dave - I've installed one of those "single" LED voltmeters (changes color w/ voltage changes), but I like what you came up with. Got a link?
i like the digital readout which lets ya see what's going on. this little device is installed and works, but hasn't gone through much of a proper field test, so no linky yet.

it needs to get wet and have it's bones rattled.
jdrocks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 05:41 PM   #2649
MTrider16
Ridin' in MT
 
MTrider16's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Eastern Montana
Oddometer: 1,483
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdrocks View Post
hey, enough about the freakin' brakes,
Got any pics of the wheelies? You know the internet rules.

Plus a few pics of some righteous pie and twisty roads will get the inmates talking about other things.

David
__________________
'13 VFR1200D, '13 XVS950, '09 F800GS, 07 CRF250X
Riding roads in Montana - Big Sky Country
www.mtrider16.smugmug.com
Mountains, Moose, and Miles: a Montanan's Alcan Highway Story
Continental Divide and More: the "No Dust" Tour of WY and MT
MTrider16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 06:27 PM   #2650
jdrocks OP
Gravel Runner
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 3,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTrider16 View Post
Got any pics of the wheelies? You know the internet rules.

Plus a few pics of some righteous pie and twisty roads will get the inmates talking about other things.

David
i would have photos, but i'm so old that i feel the need to hang onto the bars with both hands at 10,000 rpm.

no food photos, but we ate hamburgers the size of manhole covers, then after another ramble...a platter of three different kinds of raw oysters on the half shell, courtesy of XCrider. thanks again, Denis.
jdrocks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 07:48 PM   #2651
XC Rider
Motorcycle Vagabond
 
XC Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Out in the country
Oddometer: 2,829
Met up this morning with Dave to check out his bike and let him check mine out. We then proceeded to run a great loop around the Northern Neck area, and enjoyed some fine food in the process.

I did get to snap a couple of pics and here they are:













And I leave you with this final picture:





Great riding with you today Dave; you're bike is super sweet and seeing it in person gives me inspiration about tweeks and changes that I can make on my current bike or the next one!
__________________
XC Rider
"Motorcycles have put me in touch with wonderful people. As a result of that, I have an elevated idea about how good everybody in the world is." - Ted Simon
My Ride Reports.
SpotWalla: WHERE IS XC RIDER!?
XC Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 08:56 PM   #2652
MTrider16
Ridin' in MT
 
MTrider16's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Eastern Montana
Oddometer: 1,483
Sweet, I was about to call you out, but XC saved your bacon.


On the serious side, the bikes do look pretty good.

David
__________________
'13 VFR1200D, '13 XVS950, '09 F800GS, 07 CRF250X
Riding roads in Montana - Big Sky Country
www.mtrider16.smugmug.com
Mountains, Moose, and Miles: a Montanan's Alcan Highway Story
Continental Divide and More: the "No Dust" Tour of WY and MT
MTrider16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 01:29 AM   #2653
hmmwv15
young grasshopper
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: north-ish Georgia
Oddometer: 157
I vote for a black gas tank to match the rest of the bike. Personal preference!


So now's the part where you get together with Kawasaki, sell them your designs and sit pretty when the dealers can't keep them on the showroom floor.

On a less than serious note, How do you say Versys in plural form? Versi? If so, those are two really nice Versi's. Or Versys's...You get the point...
hmmwv15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 08:03 AM   #2654
jdrocks OP
Gravel Runner
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 3,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by XC Rider View Post
Met up this morning with Dave to check out his bike and let him check mine out. We then proceeded to run a great loop around the Northern Neck area, and enjoyed some fine food in the process.

I did get to snap a couple of pics and here they are...
Denis, thanks for the photos, somebody on this ride was smart enough not to leave the camera on the counter at home.

for those not there, it was interesting to see people's reaction when Denis casually mentioned that he was about to take his moto RTW starting this season..."Huh, are your riding through Russia?"

both bikes were running well, and we must have been stylin', got the low hand jive from the Hurley boys all day.

how 'bout them oysters? hey, at least we got served, since the last time i rode in there with a bunch of muddy bikes, we didn't.
jdrocks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2014, 08:18 AM   #2655
jdrocks OP
Gravel Runner
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 3,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTrider16 View Post
...but XC saved your bacon.
there was bacon back at the lunch stop. they had a bacon burger on the menu, and the recipe was...

Take a pound of hamburger and form to patty, grill medium, fry a pound of bacon, add a pound of cheese, place on a one pound bun...like that. goes great with a big platter of them fried curly chips.

the woman sitting next to me asked "You sure you can eat all that?", but i'm pretty positive the question was purely rhetorical.
jdrocks is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014