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Forum: Road warriors Today, 06:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,868
Posted By Rick G
Good luck with your Speed Triple. They are good...

Good luck with your Speed Triple. They are good bikes. That triple is a real treat. Had a 955 triple in the RS for a while. Intoxicating motor.

Rick G
Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 28,949
Posted By Rick G
That is true once you find your sweet spot for...

That is true once you find your sweet spot for the screen. Then you don't have to move it, but in order to find that spot an adjustable screen is quite desirable. Even on bikes that are not full on...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,868
Posted By Rick G
This was going to be my suggestion as well. And...

This was going to be my suggestion as well. And for once I put my money where my mouth is by buying an 11 last December. If you are looking for a very competent naked bike with safety features...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 28,949
Posted By Rick G
Starbucks coffee is way over rated! Which is why...

Starbucks coffee is way over rated! Which is why all the GS posers go there. :D

Rick G
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:09 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 28,949
Posted By Rick G
I think it will be successful. As popular as the...

I think it will be successful. As popular as the ADV bikes are, there are folks like me, who had a GS before Long Way Around, and are now tired pushing a big pig around for mostly on road riding. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34,337
Views: 8,435,122
Posted By Rick G
No pretentious stickers all over the panniers and...

No pretentious stickers all over the panniers and trailer.

FAIL!!!

Rick G
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Rick G
Good luck with your trade and soon to be new...

Good luck with your trade and soon to be new 1150GS!

Rick G
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Rick G
Actually, the price might be a tad high, but if...

Actually, the price might be a tad high, but if bike is in good cosmetic and mechanical shape it could be a decent deal with all the extras that come with it. The miles is fairly low and we all know...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,828
Posted By Rick G
I am going to take a guess. Nitrous? Rick G

I am going to take a guess. Nitrous?

Rick G
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3,843
Views: 428,349
Posted By Rick G
This from Rider Magazine's Facebook page: ...

This from Rider Magazine's Facebook page:

"Co-founders Brian Case and Lee Conn of Motus Motorcycles with their top-line MST-R V-4 sport-tourer at Barber Vintage. They confided that it and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34,337
Views: 8,435,122
Posted By Rick G
I usually give the two fingers as a "Peace...

I usually give the two fingers as a "Peace Brother". But I am old school 60's & 70.

Rick G
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3,843
Views: 428,349
Posted By Rick G
That pretty much sums up how I feel about them at...

That pretty much sums up how I feel about them at this point. I think the moment has passed and when or if they finally come to market it will be anti-climatic. I have dealt with many new product...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 28,949
Posted By Rick G
Here's hoping we see you. BTW I still...

Here's hoping we see you.

BTW I still haven't learned my lesson and bought me an R1200R with the Camhead. Loving it so far...worts and all.

Rick G
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 28,949
Posted By Rick G
Bueller, Back on a motorcycle and a Beemer...

Bueller,

Back on a motorcycle and a Beemer no less. Didn't you swear off Beemers after your last debacle with them?

Anyway, welcome back. I have to guess that if you bought a bike again your...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8,368
Views: 1,295,307
Posted By Rick G
I agree that the rad is a bit on the large size...

I agree that the rad is a bit on the large size and it is more noticeable than the metric water cooled cruisers who do a good job of blacking out the whole area so that you don't see it. But I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,828
Posted By Rick G
OK, I will play this game of bike fantasy.... ...

OK, I will play this game of bike fantasy....

If I could have any 8 bikes that I want along with a private mechanic to keep them all running and housed in my 30x60 2 story fully stocked and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8,368
Views: 1,295,307
Posted By Rick G
I seem to be daydreaming about this bike quite...

I seem to be daydreaming about this bike quite often. Funny thing is, I am not a cruiser guy. Have hated everyone I have ever ridden. But something tells me I should not take a test drive on this...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,717
Posted By Rick G
Does that mean they are starting to trickle into...

Does that mean they are starting to trickle into dealers? If so, I need to make a note to myself to stay out of Indian dealerships or this might end up in my garage. :deal

Rick G

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Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,717
Posted By Rick G
This!! ...

This!!

http://rickgz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Pauly-Jr/i-ZwSwmxB/0/L/2015-Indian-Scout-8-L.jpg (http://rickgz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Pauly-Jr/24522309_5gTPSL#!i=3585931668&k=ZwSwmxB&lb=1&s=A)
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Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 28,949
Posted By Rick G
Got to say that RS is looking pretty sexy! It...

Got to say that RS is looking pretty sexy! It satisfies two attributes in a bike that I desire. I love bikes with sexy body work, but I also want to see the engine with intake and exhaust pipes. I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 351,340
Posted By Rick G
Very nice! Would have preferred that they kept...

Very nice! Would have preferred that they kept the telelver but not a deal breaker for me as I am sure a full set of electronic aids will be included in the package.

I will look forward to a test...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,513
Posted By Rick G
My best was a pair of Anakee II's on my 1150GS...

My best was a pair of Anakee II's on my 1150GS loaded to the max on a cross country trip. Mounted up a brand new set just before leaving and still had a little rear tread left when I returned 8500...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8,368
Views: 1,295,307
Posted By Rick G
I really like this bike! Unfortunately though...

I really like this bike! Unfortunately though they have added ABS and TC, no improvements to the engine other than a new 6sp gearbox. Which means you still only have about 40-45 ponies to play...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Rick G
I recently had a set of Motolites mounted on the...

I recently had a set of Motolites mounted on the brake calipers of my R1200R and I really like it. The big safety triangle it produces is really noticeable. Recently I was on a week long trip with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,337
Posted By Rick G
I saw that photo before and it is not from a...

I saw that photo before and it is not from a motorcycle accident but from an industrial accident.

As for the OP's issue. I sympathize with you as I have led many rides with for my local BMW Club...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8,368
Views: 1,295,307
Posted By Rick G
That is one BEAUTIFUL motorcycle!!! ...

That is one BEAUTIFUL motorcycle!!! :clap:clap:clap

Rick G
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 100,030
Views: 19,213,745
Posted By Rick G
I like your thinking! Might throw a $2500 price...

I like your thinking! Might throw a $2500 price at him. He can only say no. I have a feeling he hasn't had many bites. I will look tonight and then make him sweat it a couple days as I am leaving...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 100,030
Views: 19,213,745
Posted By Rick G
Thanks Tony! Vespa ain't going anywhere. But it...

Thanks Tony! Vespa ain't going anywhere. But it might get another buddy in the garage. :D

Going to look at it with Don. I don't want to take a test ride tonight but will definitely start her. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 100,030
Views: 19,213,745
Posted By Rick G
I am going to look at a low mileage 2 owner 09...

I am going to look at a low mileage 2 owner 09 DR650 tonight. Anything in particular other than the usual, tires, chain, sprocket, oil changes etc I should be looking for. This bike had LED turn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By Rick G
I recently bought a bike out of town sight unseen...

I recently bought a bike out of town sight unseen and had it shipped to me. Now I bought it from a BMW dealer with a good reputation so I had no worries on the purchase end, but I needed to find a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,866
Posted By Rick G
Not my story. But a so called "friend" threw a...

Not my story. But a so called "friend" threw a hissy fit because our hero bought the same bike as his several weeks before the trip after our hero's bike was damaged in transport.

Rick G
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 20,408
Posted By Rick G
Just subscribed over there as well. Really glad...

Just subscribed over there as well. Really glad you went on the trip. You will remember this for the rest of your life. The good and unfortunately the bad. I have many friends who ride together. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,866
Posted By Rick G
I was following your other thread and am really...

I was following your other thread and am really happy for you that you made the decision to go solo. :clap

Subscribed and waiting for more details.

Rick G
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,672
Posted By Rick G
About 10 years ago I bought a Clover Goretex...

About 10 years ago I bought a Clover Goretex jacket on closeout from an online retailer.

At first I liked it as it was comfortable and waterproof. Then I had the bright idea to wash it after a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 20,408
Posted By Rick G
Glad you didn't cave in and sell the bike and...

Glad you didn't cave in and sell the bike and went on your trip as planned.

As for those other so called friends, have you deleted their phone numbers yet from your cell phone?

Pics! We want...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By Rick G
Thanks for your kind comments. Dick was unique...

Thanks for your kind comments. Dick was unique but like most of us we was a pain in the ass at times. Regardless he is and will be missed for a long time.

Rick G
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By Rick G
Thanks! Dick was a unique individual and...

Thanks! Dick was a unique individual and deserved this tribute. Of course by writing it I have given myself some closure as well.

It has occurred to me that I really did not introduce our cast...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,470
Posted By Rick G
Great stories, keep them coming. Rick G

Great stories, keep them coming.

Rick G
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By Rick G
OK, I am back..... Originally we wanted to...

OK, I am back.....

Originally we wanted to fulfill our vow at the summit, but once there and noticing all of the tourists, we decided to find a more private location. We mounted up and started...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,470
Posted By Rick G
Nope, you are closer than that, we are both on...

Nope, you are closer than that, we are both on ADVrider and now you know me and I have had a Hot Dog at Nathans in Times Square. And I wasn't impressed. I will take a Dirty O in Pittsburgh anytime...
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