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Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,168
Posted By bdonley
I'm pretty much the same with my Multistrada....

I'm pretty much the same with my Multistrada. Just waiting to wear tires out! We've got a lot of fire road/trail around here I'd like to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,168
Posted By bdonley
Looks great! It'll be a real adventure bike!

Looks great! It'll be a real adventure bike!
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,585
Posted By bdonley
Hey, if he can do it on an R1, I think my Multi...

Hey, if he can do it on an R1, I think my Multi would make it just fine......http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/00J0J_egJqakOB5fM_600x450.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17,235
Views: 5,056,050
Posted By bdonley
not mods, just one available

Just a heads up. Transalp fs on SB Craigslist. No connection, just wishing I had room to buy it now.....

http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/mcy/4733920760.html

1990 Honda Transalp. approx 35k...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 886,898
Posted By bdonley
Looks like a great time! Congrats.........

Looks like a great time! Congrats.........
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,585
Posted By bdonley
How about this guy? "In 2001 Sjaak embarked on a...

How about this guy? "In 2001 Sjaak embarked on a 155,000 mile journey spanning five years and five months through 77 countries, all on his beloved R1." Freakin poser on an...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,081
Posted By bdonley
Hard to call current Triumphs or 2v Ducs...

Hard to call current Triumphs or 2v Ducs cantankerous. Both as solid as it gets. I'd much rather adjust valves on my 620 Multi then a 600 RR Honda any day...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,081
Posted By bdonley
My lowest buck "good buy". R60/5 "Toaster" tank....

My lowest buck "good buy". R60/5 "Toaster" tank. Had been in a garage 10 or more years. $1200.00 Changed fluids, cleaned carbs, new battery. Rode the crap outta it for a 6 or 7 years. The only...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,081
Posted By bdonley
I thought so. Really like it. Smooth. Great...

I thought so. Really like it. Smooth. Great handling. Plenty fast for real world usage. Pretty easy maintenance. And yes, I happen to have tools left from my long gone Monster...Seller wanted to cash...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,081
Posted By bdonley
Think I did pretty well for my '06 620...

Think I did pretty well for my '06 620 Mutleystrada. 7k miles, recent dealer service. Tank replaced by Pro Italia with a coated one under warranty. Arrow carbon system, Rocket Locker tailbag, fresh...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,303,087
Posted By bdonley
This one. Been on the local CL. 860 gt with SS...

This one. Been on the local CL. 860 gt with SS bodywork. Wish I was a better mechanic. It'd probably make you one, but I still think it's awesome cool........
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,303,087
Posted By bdonley
Maybe a cheaper twin? They're way underpriced...

Maybe a cheaper twin? They're way underpriced about now..... http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/00J0J_egJqakOB5fM_600x450.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,985
Posted By bdonley
Really wanted an Uly. Love that Sportster motor!...

Really wanted an Uly. Love that Sportster motor! Local shops got a great, low mile one. I just can't get myself to give up the lightness and quick reactions of my 620 Multistrada for it.....
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 35,162
Posted By bdonley
Sold my Monster and bought this one to ride two...

Sold my Monster and bought this one to ride two up. Then, bought a Miata, and we no longer ride 2 up, so i sold it to go lighter. Shoulda kept it. It was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,455
Posted By bdonley
Had a '97 750M. Corbin seat, Carbon Tech cans,...

Had a '97 750M. Corbin seat, Carbon Tech cans, aluminium flyscreen. Great bike. 26k miles, faultless. several track days, weekend touring, it did it all well. One I shoulda kept. Girlfriend moved in,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,514
Posted By bdonley
Really looking at this one for that reason. Miss...

Really looking at this one for that reason. Miss my Sportster. Tried this out Sat. Smoother, much torqueier, better shifting. Easy to maintain. Fun to ride short shifting and just having fun with....
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,985
Posted By bdonley
Always seem to prefer smaller, lighter bikes. Not...

Always seem to prefer smaller, lighter bikes. Not lack of experience, been riding since '71. Fav bikes have been RZ 350, Alazzura {Ducati} 650, R60/5 and my current ride, Multistrada 620. Light,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,514
Posted By bdonley
My 620 Multi's really looking like a forever bike...

My 620 Multi's really looking like a forever bike to me. Light, lot's of leg room for my replaced knees, as simple as modern bikes get, reliable as a rock. Light controls for my aching hands.Yes, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,095
Posted By bdonley
Had a G-5. Basically the bare version, with...

Had a G-5. Basically the bare version, with floorboards. Barn find. Cleaned it up, "Lemansified" it. Agostini rear sets, Lafranconi pipes, low bars, modded carbs,gear drive timing ,etc. Great bike!...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,395
Posted By bdonley
That's interesting about thinking the solid...

That's interesting about thinking the solid mounts vibrate less. The heavy clutch and vibration is why I sold my Sporty. I've got a hand problem, the joint at the base of both thumbs is bone on bone....
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,395
Posted By bdonley
Pretty much sounds like where I'm at. The Multi's...

Pretty much sounds like where I'm at. The Multi's a truly great bike, but it just doesn't push the buttons like my Sportster, or SP 1000 Moto Guzzi did. Maybe it'll convince me yet.....
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,395
Posted By bdonley
A friend rides an SC. He's a New Yorker, has a...

A friend rides an SC. He's a New Yorker, has a "Dufuckincati" label on it, Not his SC, the only pic I have is his SS.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,395
Posted By bdonley
There wasone down in Santa Barbara recently. have...

There wasone down in Santa Barbara recently. have to try some searching. Kawi does great retro bikes. Really liked my Drifter. Stupidly sold it thinking I wanted to go back to sport bikes....
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,395
Posted By bdonley
It's the other way around. The Multi's so good,...

It's the other way around. The Multi's so good, it's bored by me. Just laughs, and goes "is that all ya got?"..Just makes the back roads so easy. I miss the vintage, slightly challenging feeling of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,395
Posted By bdonley
The owner decided to keep it. Dilemma solved, for...

The owner decided to keep it. Dilemma solved, for now. I get it. When you've got that much setup in a bike. I've tried multiple times to buy back my Moto Guzzi........
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,395
Posted By bdonley
We're a university town. Pretty much the same...

We're a university town. Pretty much the same here. Plus, it's a small town, so there's not much availability. Luckily, he's an hour away in Lompoc, a fieldworker/military base town....
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,395
Posted By bdonley
I think my main concerns are the mileage, and is...

I think my main concerns are the mileage, and is that an ok price? Not many around here, hard to gauge.....
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,395
Posted By bdonley
Talk me out of a Bonneville

Hi all-
Always had mainly vintage kinda bikes. Airheads, Guzzi, Ducs, Sportster. A few deviances into an early Connie, and a Drifter. Having hand problems, and sold the sporty. The vibes and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,205
Posted By bdonley
It really reminded me of my Guzzi G-5.....

It really reminded me of my Guzzi G-5.....
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,490
Posted By bdonley
Had a Drifter before my V* 1100. The v* was more...

Had a Drifter before my V* 1100. The v* was more satisfying. Metal fenders, more reassuring handling. Just more real, somehow ....
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,205
Posted By bdonley
Yep! Nothing wrong with a well set-up Sporty,...

Yep! Nothing wrong with a well set-up Sporty, either! I like the mid sets. Added XLX bars, Road King airshocks, Mustang seat. Really liked that bike. I developed hand problems that caused me to buy a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,490
Posted By bdonley
Yep! sold mine, thinking I wanted rawer,...

Yep! sold mine, thinking I wanted rawer, sportier. Now looking for a decent deal on another. Great bike, tons of aftermarket stuff and support. Anvils, can't kill'em.
Comfortable, great to ride...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 629,495
Posted By bdonley
Really pretty! Congrats!!!

Really pretty! Congrats!!!
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 629,495
Posted By bdonley
Great job. Laverda's are one of the few Italian...

Great job. Laverda's are one of the few Italian bikes I haven't owned and should..........
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,993
Posted By bdonley
Ok, then! Faster, s/t bike? There's some good...

Ok, then! Faster, s/t bike? There's some good deals on first gen Multistradas out there......http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/IMG_1148.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By bdonley
Heard about via MS.net. Talked to them at Laguna...

Heard about via MS.net. Talked to them at Laguna Seca. Chris actually pulled up his blueprints on the computer and showed me what he's done.He's hoping by fall. It's a really complex molding, which...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By bdonley
I picked up this 620 Dark back in May. My fourth...

I picked up this 620 Dark back in May. My fourth Ducati over the last 20 or so years. Previous have been a Cagiva/Duc 650 SS, a Paso 750, and a Monster 750. Done track time on the Mostro at...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 625,389
Posted By bdonley
Was really missing mine today. Having hand...

Was really missing mine today. Having hand problems and sold it for a bike with lighter controls. But, I'd rather be riding the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,303,087
Posted By bdonley
I think that's the first C model I've seen that I...

I think that's the first C model I've seen that I could stand to ride *and* look at.....
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,889
Posted By bdonley
My "roll your own" '05 Sportster. Stage one tune,...

My "roll your own" '05 Sportster. Stage one tune, Road King shocks, Mustang seat, locking hard bags, etc. A very satisfying...
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