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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Velvet
It looks to me like a beautiful baby girl! :clap

It looks to me like a beautiful baby girl! :clap
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-22-2015, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Velvet
+1 :thumb

+1 :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Velvet
This is one of the reasons I absolutely HATE...

This is one of the reasons I absolutely HATE riding on interstates or 4 lane US highways.

I'm glad that you made it out unscathed!!!
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47,726
Views: 9,769,361
Posted By Velvet
Several years ago I put a seat similar to this on...

Several years ago I put a seat similar to this on my KTM 990 ADV. I really thought I was going to catch hell from other riders....but it never happened. :D

I'm thinking about doing the same on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47,726
Views: 9,769,361
Posted By Velvet
With you guys posting the the photos of Utah, it...

With you guys posting the the photos of Utah, it really makes me want to go back very very soon. I was there again in November and I'm completely enthralled with its beauty. Next time I'm going to...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-11-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By Velvet
You won't get a swipe from me. I'm a staunch KTM...

You won't get a swipe from me. I'm a staunch KTM rider/owner but I hold the Super Tenere in high regard..
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,488
Posted By Velvet
Back in early 2013 I was in the same situation as...

Back in early 2013 I was in the same situation as you. I really wanted a SM or SMR. I scoured the country and found quite a few older SM's and SMR's at very reasonable prices.....but, I just had to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Velvet
[QUOTE=NJ-Bill;26099314]What is up with the...

[QUOTE=NJ-Bill;26099314]What is up with the yamahasupertenere.com? I tried to register last weekend, and... "Your account is still awaiting admin approval." Is there a secret handshake I do not know...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-05-2015, 03:38 PM
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Views: 199,795
Posted By Velvet
Out of curiosity what are your #1 and #2 ...

Out of curiosity what are your #1 and #2 choices?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-05-2015, 11:12 AM
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Views: 199,795
Posted By Velvet
New article. I don't think that its been posted...

New article. I don't think that its been posted here:

...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,488
Posted By Velvet
I do have those previous posts from you...

I do have those previous posts from you bookmarked for future use. Now that I'm getting my health back in order, I'll be giving my SMR regular floggings very soon and a new set of tires will have...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,488
Posted By Velvet
I've been wanting to get one of those alignment...

I've been wanting to get one of those alignment tools for quite a while. Now is a good time...I'll order one today. I have some other things I need to order from Motion Pro as well.

I'll also...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 12:42 PM
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Views: 196,488
Posted By Velvet
Definitely a good call!

Definitely a good call!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-02-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By Velvet
Not a bad philosophy. I have been bitten in the...

Not a bad philosophy. I have been bitten in the ass a couple of times by first year models by other manufacturers. I have a good feeling about the SA, however. I think it's going to be good from...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,488
Posted By Velvet
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Thanks for that info, Mike. I...

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Thanks for that info, Mike. I had no idea that different brands of tires could raise issues like that.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,488
Posted By Velvet
Hey SVRIDER, Nice score on the SMT! I've...

Hey SVRIDER,

Nice score on the SMT! I've had one on my RADAR for quite a while, but I had to put it on the back burner for various reasons. I have an SMR to keep me busy though. If you need a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
Good call! I had an Arrow on one of my bikes...

Good call! I had an Arrow on one of my bikes and it was very obnoxious with the db killer removed.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-01-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By Velvet
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Cool video, thanks for...

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Cool video, thanks for posting. As he did with the 1190, Toby Moody really makes this bike sound awesome!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-29-2015, 01:53 PM
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Views: 199,795
Posted By Velvet
Wow...I don't think I would like to live where...

Wow...I don't think I would like to live where you do. Please keep us posted though. :ear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
:rofl I'm retired but I would love to have...

:rofl

I'm retired but I would love to have Plurics job!!! Screwing around on the internet and getting paid for it??? I could be double dipping.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
What an awesome motivational video for those of...

What an awesome motivational video for those of us past the half century mark!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Velvet
^^^^^^^^^^^^ :rofl

^^^^^^^^^^^^

:rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-09-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,371
Posted By Velvet
Based on you recommendation I'll have a look at...

Based on you recommendation I'll have a look at EarthX, not necessarily for my 990 Adv, but for other bikes that I have. As far as switching batteries, it's only a 10 min job on the 990. Not a pita...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,371
Posted By Velvet
The model was a LFX18A1BS12. The tech at Shorai...

The model was a LFX18A1BS12. The tech at Shorai did suggest to try a larger model, but like you indicated, the battery box has limitations.

I'm back to lead acid batteries in all of my bikes and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
I just love reading these hilarious...

I just love reading these hilarious justifications:lol3[/QUOTE]


I certainly don't find anything hilarious about it at all because it DOES have merit. I have personal experience on that subject...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,812
Posted By Velvet
Wow, that ceiling is really nice looking! It...

Wow, that ceiling is really nice looking! It would seem kind of strange to have a "ton of bricks" above you, though. :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,488
Posted By Velvet
Thanks Mike. PM sent.

Thanks Mike. PM sent.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,488
Posted By Velvet
I live about 17 miles south of Silver City on 90....

I live about 17 miles south of Silver City on 90. Nothing down here as far as slab riding, but a good amount of off road. I do my local riding on NM 15 (which you've ridden), NM 35, and NM 152. A...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-12-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
After seeing that photo, I'll never say bad...

After seeing that photo, I'll never say bad things about the looks of my Rokon again.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,488
Posted By Velvet
Well, Mike, I do have it down to a science. ...

Well, Mike, I do have it down to a science. Whenever I'm on the SM-R or the Hyper-retard :evil I never pass up a gas station. Lucky, its not as bad as it looks on Google maps. :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,812
Posted By Velvet
Great thread.....I'm in! :thumb

Great thread.....I'm in! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 196,488
Posted By Velvet
Thats great to see. :clap The SM-R is way too...

Thats great to see. :clap The SM-R is way too cool of a bike to part with! :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,371
Posted By Velvet
I definitely have to agree with this statement. ...

I definitely have to agree with this statement. Back in March of 2012 I installed one in my 08 990 ADV and it seemed to be doing fine. That following September I was in California on my way to the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,706
Views: 199,795
Posted By Velvet
He's definitely a misguided individual. I...

He's definitely a misguided individual.

I don't particularly enjoy bashing other motorcycle brands, but if you buy a BMW you are quite likely to use the warranty and possibly the roadside...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
Damn....I should have seen that one coming!!! ...

Damn....I should have seen that one coming!!! :eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
Thanks for the tip. Done!

Thanks for the tip. Done!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
During my time on motors, I worked, trained, and...

During my time on motors, I worked, trained, and competed with officers from NM, AZ, UT, NV, and CA and I must say that 98% of agencies do not offer any protective gear beyond helmets, gloves, ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-28-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
I was a police motor officer from 2002 to 2011...

I was a police motor officer from 2002 to 2011 and had two BMW R1150RT-P's issued to me during that time. They both had the dual battery systems and were equipped with Motorola 16 channel radios...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,290,766
Posted By Velvet
Quote: ...

Quote:
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