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Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,124
Posted By VMO
New S1000RR for me.....

Well, you guys were not very convincing at talking me out of this, so.....

Test rode an S1000RR the other day and placed a deposit on a 2013 tri-color (red, white, blue) unit. It just arrived on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,124
Posted By VMO
Thanks guys......... keep the comments coming...

I have ridden the CBR but not the S1000RR. I am 6 ft, 215 lbs and the CBR riding position was OK. What I have read about the BMW leads me to believe it is quite a machine for $16k. I plan on using...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,124
Posted By VMO
Talk me out of this.............

.............. or, tell me this a great idea!

Thinking of buying a new BMW S1000RR :norton

Anyone have personal experience w/ this bike? Or is the CBR1000RR nearly as good for a slightly...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,392
Posted By VMO
You Versys owners can go......... whatever

:rofl

I stand by my previous theorems RE minimal effects from lateral winds / gusts.

Buy a heavy bike
Keep weight as low as possible
Practice

This is assuming your bike does not have...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,392
Posted By VMO
Checking alignment............

Quote:
"VMO, could you give us some more information on where on the web we can find information on checking the Wee/Vee chassis for possible alignment issues?"

This is not a Strom specific...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 68,160
Posted By VMO
FYSA - MPG update

Here is an update on my '12 800XC observed MPG at 2k miles on odometer. 43 tooth rear sprocket.
I am getting 58 to 62 mpg, calculated at fill-up, mix of country, interstate, and city (ABQ). We...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,392
Posted By VMO
What?

I would rank my bikes as follows, from best to worst RE adverse effects from lateral winds. And we commonly have 30 to 50 mph winds here in New Mexico. You guys should have been here Wednesday...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,924
Posted By VMO
Should be (easily) doable for $1k, assuming you...

Should be (easily) doable for $1k, assuming you do your own R&R of forks and shocks. Race Tech is good, as is Cogent. I don't care much for Progressive products, but that is just me. I have the...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 68,160
Posted By VMO
Response

Answers / response to questions / comments follow.

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Speak with Sandy at Rebel...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 68,160
Posted By VMO
Nobody is curious?

Kinda interesting nobody asked how I was getting 62 (US) mpg - mix of country, interstate and city - at 5 to 7k feet elevation in New Mexico. I just calculated mpg (US) for last tank of fuel and...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 68,160
Posted By VMO
No

US gallons. You can think, well, whatever.
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 68,160
Posted By VMO
Mpg

I haven't bothered to calculate, but the on-board computer says 59 to 62 mpg. About 500 miles total from new. Ride to work 60 miles round trip when wife is not working. Otherwise we drive in to...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 40,059
Posted By VMO
Like I said before

The Tigger has a very small fuel filler orifice, FWIW. I have one. I know. You guys can THINK whatever you want, but no way, no how, is the Tigger worth $4k more than a Wee. Now, if you want to...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 40,059
Posted By VMO
Back to the original question.....

The answer is "No". I have a 800 XC Tigger and no way is it worth $4k more than a Wee. While the Tigger may be a nice bike, it is definitely not the "best bang for the buck". My wife says it is a...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,956
Posted By VMO
Just purchased one

Stopped at PJs in Albuquerque this morning and test rode an 800XC. He told me they have a 13% margin at MSRP. At $12k that would be $1560 I believe. He sold me a white one for $11,555 plus $500 of...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,775
Posted By VMO
Here is pic

Bigphish - Here is pic. Replied to your email.
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,775
Posted By VMO
07 DL1000 shock

I have one. Almost new. Replaced w/ Ohlins years ago. Anyone interested contact me. Cheap. Make offer.
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,824
Posted By VMO
?

Nuts? You? No way.
HD and BMW.
Both overpriced and over-rated.
IM (not so humble) O.
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,401
Posted By VMO
Good info

Thanks guys. Looks like I will need to use aluminum panniers, as the Pelican cases are too long to fit properly.
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,401
Posted By VMO
HT SU Racks - question

I was hoping to use the Happy Trail SU rack with 2 40-liter Caribou cases. After looking at my '09 Uly with a tape measure just now, I am not sure this will work. Does the HT rack extend out from...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 158,340
Posted By VMO
Pannier options?

What are the best (cost, ruggedness) options for racks and panniers for a Uly. Have a set of Caribou panniers on the V strom which I really like, but they are no longer available for the Buell. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-30-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 315,800
Posted By VMO
Foot pegs

Jim -
What kind of foot pegs are those. I am looking for something to replace the stock pegs on my sporty. I have the same rear-sets.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4,682
Views: 858,702
Posted By VMO
Perhaps not

I have a 2002 sporty with 14.75" Ohlins on the rear. Before I switched over to a 530 chain drive, I had the stock belt with stock 1200 gearing (27 front, 61 rear) and the belt just missed rubbing on...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,626
Posted By VMO
Nice. And easy, too.

Nice shock. I bet you will like it. I installed an Ohlins in my '07 V-strom a few years ago. It went in from the top since it is an external reservoir piggy back style shock. Had to remove the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,682
Views: 858,702
Posted By VMO
Back in the USA

Just returned from Afghanistan a couple weeks ago and have been spending time working on my sporty project started a few years ago. Latest efforts have been lacing 19" front and 17" rear Sun rims...
Forum: Vendors 07-17-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 133,900
Posted By VMO
09 Versys

Looking for an ohlins shock for an 09 Versys with external preload and rebound adjustment. Got anything, price? Thanks much.
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Forum: Vendors 07-17-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,938
Posted By VMO
09 Versys

Looking for an ohlins shock for an 09 Versys with external preload and rebound control. Got anything, price? Thanks much.
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Forum: Beasts 05-07-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,235
Posted By VMO
Suicide shifter, ey?

You do know why they call it a SUICIDE shifter, right? Just askin' :lol3
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,451
Views: 934,959
Posted By VMO
No, it's an X ...

.... in XP attire. Bike started life blue, but a previous customer wanted blue body panels, so Nate just swapped blue for white. Lucky I guess. I prefer white (or barricade orange).

Status...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,451
Views: 934,959
Posted By VMO
New Uly for me.......

Currently home on R&R from Afghanistan and picked up my new Uly on Tuesday from Nate at Beartooth Harley Buell. Everyone at the dealership had a laugh when I told them I had actually closed the deal...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By VMO
XB9 primary for '09 Uly

Does someone have the correct part numbers for changing an 09 Uly over to the XB9 primary sprocket / chain combo? Am currently in Afghanistan and would like to order this to install when I return...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,532
Posted By VMO
New 2009 XBX for me

Last night (I am stationed in Afghanistan) I purchased a white 2009 XBX from Beartooth Harley-Buell in Billings, MT for $7800 OTD. Nate still has a black XBXP in stock. Nate was excellent to work...
Forum: Vendors 02-08-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 133,900
Posted By VMO
2009 Xbx

Dan - What is your price on an Ohlin rear shock for a 2009 Buell XBX Uly? By the way, the set of Ohlins I purchased about a year ago for the sportster project bike work great.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,215
Posted By VMO
Thanks, Sean !

Interesting. The other noob with an odometer of 26 has, so far, provided the most useful info. :rofl

Sean, Tony is trying to find me one, at a very reasonable price. No need to go into detail,...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,215
Posted By VMO
APB out for a Uly

Looking for a dealer with a new Uly for sale. I want one. Anywhere is fine. Have ATGATT, will travel. Any thoughts from the collective? Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By VMO
Uhm.....

Let me guess........ 56 cm :dunno
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By VMO
Good prices, excellent service

Just wanted to say thanks, Larry. My order arrived at the office in Albuquerque on Friday. Liner and gloves fit perfectly. Plugged 'em in and oooo, that's nice and warm. Going for an early...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By VMO
and the answer is..........

Conti trail attacks. Or the road attacks if you are looking for strictly a street tire. Have the trail attacks on my v-strom, and they are hard to beat. Sticky on the pavement, wet or dry, and...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By VMO
more info.............. please?

Pics would be nice, also, what year bike?
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By VMO
Yes, it worked.

The canisterectomy was successful.....eg...it solved the problem. :clap This is on an '07 Vee. Got the Rostra unit installed and wired over the weekend, completed the on-board diagnostic check...
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