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Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-17-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,608
Posted By Coach23101
Yes, back in Seattle. Dammit. Reading your...

Yes, back in Seattle. Dammit.
Reading your install post I am willing to let you do this to my bike. I'll provide the cold one. >:)

The fact that the product is not specified for actual wattage...
Forum: DL650A - 2017+   07-17-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,608
Posted By Coach23101
Hola Joe. Is the 80W LED truly 80 watt...

Hola Joe. Is the 80W LED truly 80 watt consumption or the more normal nomenclature of LED rating "80 watt equivalent"?
If equivalent, the LED draw would be between 15 to 20% of the equivalent...
Forum: DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011   07-17-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,072
Posted By Coach23101
The luggage on the '11 is worth quite a bit. If...

The luggage on the '11 is worth quite a bit. If the skid plate is metal rather than plastic it also is worth a bit.
Combined, the value of these options narrow the difference between the asking...
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-17-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By Coach23101
My bike is a '13 650 Adventure so it came with...

My bike is a '13 650 Adventure so it came with OEM aluminum panniers. These are a must for me.

I look at my upgrades in hindsight.
I ask myself what would I absolutely have to add or change...
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-15-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Coach23101
I should think you could order it from Parzilla...

I should think you could order it from Parzilla or others, have your fender off when it arrives and compare. If it is no go you could return it...
Forum: Maintenance, Tech and Products.   07-14-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Coach23101
Yes they will!

Yes they will!
Forum: DL1000 from 2002-2012   07-14-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Coach23101
+1 on the Goo Gone. Used it on a new windshield...

+1 on the Goo Gone. Used it on a new windshield and no damage to the plexiglass
Forum: Stromtroopers - New member introductions   07-14-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,346
Posted By Coach23101
What "issues" are you having?

What "issues" are you having?
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-12-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Coach23101
OK. On top of lube I will slack it off a bit. ...

OK. On top of lube I will slack it off a bit. Right now I am right on 1 inch...
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-12-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Coach23101
The noise is in any gear. Checked again today...

The noise is in any gear. Checked again today and it appeared around 4,400 RPM and got louder up to 4,600. That is probably the speed before as I was just glancing at the tach the first time. This...
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-12-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Coach23101
Have to rule out tires as the ride was in a mix...

Have to rule out tires as the ride was in a mix of heavy rain and dry conditions. No variation in the noise...

Are there specific bearings that wear over 20K miles that could be a...
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-11-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Coach23101
Yes as a matter of fact!

Yes as a matter of fact!
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   07-11-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Coach23101
Cyclic "whir" @ 4800 rpm '13 Wee

Just got back from camping in the Olympic rain forest. Yuck. I am getting a rather loud (audible with earplugs) whirring sound at 4800 on the highway. Rapidly cycles on an off at a steady rate...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-08-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,992
Posted By Coach23101
Begs the question then: Should you use ATF to...

Begs the question then:
Should you use ATF to clean the chain, sprockets and guide?
Just spend an hour scraping greasy lumps of goo off my chain guide and behind the front sprocket. Both sprockets...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   07-05-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,270
Posted By Coach23101
Back to the Vee/Wee... Our bikes do what WE...

Back to the Vee/Wee...
Our bikes do what WE want. Not necessarily what the bike can do. And most of the gloater brand forums are about what the bikes can do. Like if you own one you can do that. ...
Forum: DL650A - 2012-2016   06-27-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By Coach23101
My OEM crash bars busted on a very gentle lay...

My OEM crash bars busted on a very gentle lay down. Weld came apart. No confidence in those.
Bought T-Rex Racing bars and they seem to be extremely beefy. Might look at them while you are...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   06-26-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Coach23101
I checked Amtrak but there is no service here in...

I checked Amtrak but there is no service here in Seattle. That would have been a great way to get there!
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   06-26-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Coach23101
Physical limitations apply. Compressed/bulging...

Physical limitations apply. Compressed/bulging disc with arthritic vertebrae surrounding it means I can't do 600 mile days. 300 tops. Getting old sucks.
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   06-26-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Coach23101
This has been a bit frustrating. Quotes ranging...

This has been a bit frustrating. Quotes ranging from $650.00 to $1,200.00 (which is a dollar per mile!). That is with me delivering the bike to them and picking it up at their terminal on the other...
Forum: General V-Strom Discussion   06-25-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By Coach23101
I will check this out. Thanks!

I will check this out. Thanks!
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