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post #81 of 231 Old 11-27-2012, 07:55 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Wee is my long distance touring machine....

.....RC51 is my Sunday morning play bike.

Ducati Monster is my "hop on anytime to ride anywhere for work or play" bike.

The RC51 is ridiculous for me. I live where the roads are horrible. I'm old. I can't ride it for more than a couple of hours at a time. I had to have one before I die. It's like having a Formula One car in the garage. Epic.

And my RC51 is a Nicky Hayden edition and I got Colin Edwards to sign it, too. Soooo, she is a historically significant bike. Keeper.
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post #82 of 231 Old 11-27-2012, 03:21 PM
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Mine is a 2008 honda 230L.
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post #83 of 231 Old 11-27-2012, 03:47 PM
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My second bike is a Ural patrol two wheel drive. I like taking the dog with me places and still get to ride. Good off road as well if the trail is 6 ft wide that is.
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post #84 of 231 Old 11-27-2012, 04:56 PM
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My second bike - 2010 Ultra Limited.
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post #85 of 231 Old 11-27-2012, 05:03 PM
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My 2nd is a DR650!

I love it. I injured my back and ride the DR more than my DLK4 now. It's so easy to move around and goes plenty fast on mountain roads.
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post #86 of 231 Old 11-27-2012, 05:13 PM
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2nd Bike for the boonies

Hello biker,
My preference for the back woods is a 250 cc with nobby tires and no fancy accessories. These bikes are light enough to upright, will go through anything if you use a bigger rear sprocket, and can be found in ample supply at affordable used prices. Most are very durable and can sit for long periods if you run the gas out of them after each trip out. They are also easy to trailer.
Happy riding,
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post #87 of 231 Old 11-27-2012, 05:22 PM
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V-Strom DR1000 speedo keeps resetting

Hello Tech guys,
On a recent week long trip, my 2005 V-Strom DR 1000 instrument cluster started periodically initializing while I was riding. Sometimes it would do it when I turned on the turn signal.
By resetting, I mean the sequence of checks that the instrument cluster goes through when you put the key in the ignition and turn on the bike before starting it.
The trip and odometer meters continue to work as does the temperature gage and two analog meters (speedometer and tachometer).
Has anybody had this problem and/or can suggest what to do to resolve it.
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post #88 of 231 Old 11-27-2012, 05:31 PM
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my second bike was a weestrom but that got traded for an fz1 its very fast and handles great

81 yam xs1100
92 kaw klr 650
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04 suz 1600 muarader
07 suz wee/11 wee
outta here
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post #89 of 231 Old 11-27-2012, 05:32 PM
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The DL is my second bike, my beautiful TLs will always be first. At least until I put my beautiful, beautiful GSX 1100 E back on the road.

Ok, if for nothing else than to keep track of it myself:

Givi crash bars; SWMotech centre stand; LeoVince Evo II slip-ons; Rich's fork brace, farkle dash, mirror extenders, gps dash, and wheel spacers, and (soon to be fitted) footpeg lowering; narcosis junkie's skid plate, highway pegs and (soon to be mounted) raising links.

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post #90 of 231 Old 11-27-2012, 05:34 PM
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You should have posted your question in a new post, but I'll answer your question anyway.

I'll bet $50 that you have a loose battery cable.
That's the first place that I'd look.

L2V -- she's a stocker!...and gone...
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