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Forum: Road warriors Today, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 433
Posted By Dave W.
Another Bonnie vote. *The T100 and Thruxton...

Another Bonnie vote.

*The T100 and Thruxton both have a higher seat than the base model Bonnies.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,207
Posted By Dave W.
Love the paint and what you've done with it.

Love the paint and what you've done with it.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,770
Posted By Dave W.
I started this thread less than one month ago. ...

I started this thread less than one month ago.

One Honda down, one to go. Meet my new Bonneville, which was a great deal and has tons of character.
I will admit, it may as well be from a totally...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,674
Posted By Dave W.
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 55,423
Posted By Dave W.
I think this is a good summary, and the Ohlins...

I think this is a good summary, and the Ohlins shocks for the 919 just aren't a proportionate value as the rest of the bike. I chose to live with the stock suspension, but I always run excellent...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 55,423
Posted By Dave W.
New on the showroom floor my 919 cost me $5,600....

New on the showroom floor my 919 cost me $5,600. Great used examples can be had for 4 grand or less. The 919 has its faults, but in a grin-per-dollar battle I simply dont know of much competition for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,209
Posted By Dave W.
Friday my wife is picking up a new on the dealer...

Friday my wife is picking up a new on the dealer floor 2013 Bonneville. I demo rode one Saturday and I'm really excited to be adding this bike to the garage.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,770
Posted By Dave W.
Nailed it.

Nailed it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,389
Posted By Dave W.
I maybe on love with these bikes. Haven't ridden...

I maybe on love with these bikes. Haven't ridden one yet. Is the "S" worth the extra $? I doubt I would bother to fit the Ohlins shocks to a bike w/o.
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 55,423
Posted By Dave W.
For sale

Time to move on.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25684484#post25684484
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By Dave W.
What good is insurance if you are afraid to use...

What good is insurance if you are afraid to use it?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,071
Posted By Dave W.
Whatever someone enjoys on 2 wheels is all that...

Whatever someone enjoys on 2 wheels is all that matters.
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,209
Posted By Dave W.
Is there any thimg important to keep in mind...

Is there any thimg important to keep in mind prior to buying a new Bonneville?

My wife has decided a Bonnie will be her next bike, so we are shopping for one.
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,337
Posted By Dave W.
I have probably ridden as many Norton's as they...

I have probably ridden as many Norton's as they have on display in the entire British motorcycle museum.

Many that never achieved production status.
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,770
Posted By Dave W.
I have an 07 919 and an 06 VFR800. I guess in...

I have an 07 919 and an 06 VFR800.
I guess in a nutshell, I don't feel the CB1000R is $11K better than the 919 nor is the new VFR800 $14K better than the one I have.

I will step up to the plate...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,803
Posted By Dave W.
If you love a bike let it go, if it comes back...

If you love a bike let it go, if it comes back and hits you, you high sided.
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,770
Posted By Dave W.
Cute a guy with 5,000 plus posts telling me to...

Cute a guy with 5,000 plus posts telling me to get out and go ride and a guy with 8 posts criticizing me for talking motorcycles on a motorcycle forum.

I will give a look at the CBR500, which I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,770
Posted By Dave W.
I am so disappointed in Honda

I have been a loyal soldier and ridden many bikes over the years and currently have a pair in the garage.

The line up for the last 5 solid years has stirred no emotion out of me.

I sat on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 93,437
Posted By Dave W.
Awesome! Great write up.

Awesome! Great write up.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,124
Posted By Dave W.
I think you'll be fine. I think hotels with...

I think you'll be fine. I think hotels with reservations are the way to go to unwind and be ready to ride the next day.

Pull the trigger and post up a ride report when it's done!
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,124
Posted By Dave W.
The Liberty Bell to the Alamo on an 07 919 with...

The Liberty Bell to the Alamo on an 07 919 with Renthal Ultra-low bars and no windscreen.

Camping.

If you are just looking to bomb cross country on the interstate, there are much better bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,549
Posted By Dave W.
My kind of guy.

My kind of guy.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,654
Posted By Dave W.
Even if BMW did take some marginal cut in GS...

Even if BMW did take some marginal cut in GS sales, I assume they would prefer keeping it in the family instead of lost sales to Italian and Japanese competition.

For me, if the XR bags can be...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,868
Posted By Dave W.
I bought a brand new HD Sporty 1200. It was...

I bought a brand new HD Sporty 1200. It was eventually returned under the state lemon law.

I replaced it with a Suzuki Boulevard. Fuel injected, shafts drive, water cooled.

Cruusers aren't for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,303
Posted By Dave W.
2006 VFR800 Just not quite enough of...

2006 VFR800

Just not quite enough of anything.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/davewilson/20140712_150211.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 11-02-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,180
Posted By Dave W.
Lots of large corporations will let you take up...

Lots of large corporations will let you take up to one year unpaid leave of absence.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,896
Posted By Dave W.
My wife is 5ft 3" as well. She really got...

My wife is 5ft 3" as well. She really got comfortable on her BMW 650. I lowered the back 2" and dropped the front 1".

Truth is we should probably still own that bike.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By Dave W.
Here we are! ...

Here we are!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=430445
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 26,926
Posted By Dave W.
I can't even own one at a time, let alone one...

I can't even own one at a time, let alone one bike forever.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-23-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,772
Posted By Dave W.
I carry. ...

I carry.

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a557/525xdm9/1834CE27-9985-4840-8107-B328DA19448C_zpspdsoydi1.jpg
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-21-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Dave W.
How is the riding in the Tampa area?

I may have the opportunity to move to the Tampa area working in St. Pete.

I ride sport bikes, but as luck would have it, I am getting old, fat, and due for a new bike.

I ride a lot and commute...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 55,423
Posted By Dave W.
A 919 with 25,000 miles in this area (Dallas)...

A 919 with 25,000 miles in this area (Dallas) would sell for about $3,500 -$4,000.

Best of luck to your friend and your attempt to help him. A good dealer may take it on consignment, it might...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,281
Posted By Dave W.
Don't forget the CB1000R.

Don't forget the CB1000R.
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,281
Posted By Dave W.
Even Honda has limited resources and in my...

Even Honda has limited resources and in my opinion, their corporate product line dilutes their ability to really focus on things and be the "best".

They are the largest engine manufacturer in the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 55,423
Posted By Dave W.
That sounds awesome. Here is a pic of my...

That sounds awesome.

Here is a pic of my 919, which seems to have my VFR in a close race.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/davewilson/20140719_133512.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 143,203
Posted By Dave W.
Nice work enforcing speed limits on internet...

Nice work enforcing speed limits on internet forums. I guess hall monitors get the summer of when nobody is in school.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,287
Posted By Dave W.
So what was the outcome? What fantastic...

So what was the outcome?

What fantastic machine did the OP settle on?
*disclosure: I have a VFR800 for sale in the flea market...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,281
Posted By Dave W.
I believe Honda is using motorcycle prices to...

I believe Honda is using motorcycle prices to subsidize their less than booming private jet business line.

If Cessna starts to make motorcycles I will be really suspicious.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 143,203
Posted By Dave W.
Dairyland does a ton of motorcycle insurance. I...

Dairyland does a ton of motorcycle insurance. I had a quote with them assuming I trade my 06 vfr800 in on the S1000R and to my amazement the S100 0R is $20 a month cheaper to insure than the VFR!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Dave W.
Cool photos. Was theV22 just hanging out? What an...

Cool photos. Was theV22 just hanging out? What an odd thing to see. Of course they may have been thinking the same thing about you.
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