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Forum: Suspension and Tire Tech   07-12-2019, 10:16 AM
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Views: 255,057
Posted By Axeman
I don't know what the "secret" of long life for...

I don't know what the "secret" of long life for tires are either. But that being said, I have a log book to document EVERYTHING I do to my bikes. The log shows that I got the following mileage on my...
Forum: Stromtroopers - New member introductions   06-07-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,322
Posted By Axeman
Never came across "bad" gas anywhere in the...

Never came across "bad" gas anywhere in the world.
Forum: Stromtroopers - New member introductions   06-04-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,322
Posted By Axeman
I have ridden in 23 countries so far on my 09...

I have ridden in 23 countries so far on my 09 1000 and have never been in a situation of needing to carry extra gas. I've done most of Europe, North and Central America and SE Asia. Obviously on a...
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   05-16-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Axeman
Not really worried about it just curious on which...

Not really worried about it just curious on which internals might contain the cooper. Yes it is relatively low milage for the age but then again I have ridden it in 21 countries so far, just so...
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   05-14-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Axeman
Blackstone Oil analysis

I sent an oil sample to Blackstone from my recent oil change at 43,3XX miles on a 2009 DL1000 and 4100 miles on the oil. This is the first analysis so it is the "baseline" for this bike.

All...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   05-14-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By Axeman
Added mine in Lakeland, Florida

Added mine in Lakeland, Florida
Forum: Maintenance, Tech and Products.   04-21-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,370
Posted By Axeman
+1 0n the EK chain, I have 32,000 miles on mine...

+1 0n the EK chain, I have 32,000 miles on mine and it still looks very good. Dupont chain saver whenever I think about it or end of each day on long trips. JT sprockets with same mileage and they...
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   09-16-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Axeman
The power commander only lets you add or remove...

The power commander only lets you add or remove fuel, the TRE fools the ECU into thinking the bike is in 4th gear all the time, which is the only unrestricted gear on the VStrom. I have both and...
Forum: Maintenance How-to   05-28-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By Axeman
HHHHEEELLLPPP Replacing Connector Inlet Hose

2009 DL1000. The front cylinder connector hose split. part number 6 in the cooling diagrams, it's the small maybe 2 inch long hose that goes from the thermostat assembly to the front cylinder. Was...
Forum: Maintenance How-to   05-28-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,050
Posted By Axeman
I loosened everything in the front and then...

I loosened everything in the front and then loaded the top case with 5 gallon bottles of water till the front lifted. I also remove one of the front brake calipers, makes it easier to install the...
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   05-20-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,997
Posted By Axeman
I have found on my K9 Vee a little preload on the...

I have found on my K9 Vee a little preload on the up shift usually makes a smooth(er) shift. That is except for 1 to 2 where an early shift seems to reduce the "Clunk" factor a bit.
Forum: Riding Proficiency   05-19-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,147
Posted By Axeman
Rain-X now has a special formula specifically for...

Rain-X now has a special formula specifically for Plexiglas or Lexan, I bought a bottle a couple months ago and applied it to both my windshield and my face shield. It works well as long as you have...
Forum: Suspension and Tire Tech   05-08-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By Axeman
Just replaced a PR3 Trail rear with a PR4 non...

Just replaced a PR3 Trail rear with a PR4 non trail, PR3 had approximately 16500 miles and just reached the wear bars. 36f/41r all the time. I know not how to grade what I ride on as to its...
Forum: DL1000A - 2014-2016   04-30-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,110
Posted By Axeman
Huh, not sure I'd be impressed with these results...

Huh, not sure I'd be impressed with these results either, the engine may run very well after this dyno tune but I would have to argue that it wasn't optimized very well at all. I had a dyno done on...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   04-30-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By Axeman
I too dropped the front 10mm but then ordered the...

I too dropped the front 10mm but then ordered the new dog bones from RR and raised the rear an inch, so raised the front back to stock height simply because I "thought" I read sometime in the past...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   04-29-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By Axeman
I thought I read a response from GW awhile back...

I thought I read a response from GW awhile back that lifting the rear with new dog bones or dropping the front up to 15mm was a good thing but not both at the same time.:confused:

GW, am I correct...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   04-29-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By Axeman
Riding Gear

Wondering what peoples experience or opinions are of the Cycle Gear, Bilt Iron Workers jeans and cargo pants with kevlar in the knee, hip, and seat are. They also come standard with CE rated EN...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   04-28-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,203
Posted By Axeman
But it is easy to locate in a big crowded parking...

But it is easy to locate in a big crowded parking lot!!!!:nerd:
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   04-14-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Axeman
Yes the rear wheel still lifts off the ground...

Yes the rear wheel still lifts off the ground when on the center stand, I would say somewhere around a half inch, maybe a little more. I just did chain maintenance last weekend same way as you, up on...
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   04-12-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Axeman
HaHa, too late for that, chain and sprockets were...

HaHa, too late for that, chain and sprockets were changed in Frankfurt, Germany 4 years ago.

Will see how it looks whenever I need to adjust the chain again, the touching is so minor I think it...
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