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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,493
Posted By Velvet
5'11" with a 32" inseam. '08 990 ADV S. Almost...

5'11" with a 32" inseam. '08 990 ADV S. Almost flat footed but I have no problems whatsoever either on or off-road.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 204,732
Posted By Velvet
It's not anything to do with going down, it all...

It's not anything to do with going down, it all about preventing a hole or a serious ding in your radiator from a rock or other road debris. A radiator on bikes like this is very vulnerable without...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-10-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
Posted By Velvet
Well, if he is a corporate executive I'd be...

Well, if he is a corporate executive I'd be willing to bet that he has little or no experience with motorcycles. In his mind he probably feels that the SA is the cats ass, and from what we have...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-10-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
Posted By Velvet
Out of curiosity, what exactly did they lie...

Out of curiosity, what exactly did they lie about? Was it a dealer or KTM North America that lied?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,765
Posted By Velvet
The white looks awesome in person....IMHO. ...

The white looks awesome in person....IMHO. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-07-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By Velvet
Definitely excellent advice. Owning and riding...

Definitely excellent advice. Owning and riding an SE is quite an awesome experience! :nod
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By Velvet
I sometimes toy with the idea of selling my...

I sometimes toy with the idea of selling my 950SE....but then I come across threads like this that force my subconscious to tell me "don't do it, dumbass."
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
Posted By Velvet
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-28-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,765
Posted By Velvet
Congrats on your new bike! That blue sure does...

Congrats on your new bike! That blue sure does look good, especially in person. I was checking out one at a dealer this past Thursday.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-27-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,765
Posted By Velvet
Generally, I have found that a one tooth...

Generally, I have found that a one tooth reduction on the countershaft sprocket or a two or three tooth increase on the rear sprocket will do the trick, but you have an 800 and I don't, so I won't...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-26-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
Posted By Velvet
I would love to demo one. I'll have to check...

I would love to demo one. I'll have to check with my dealer and find out if they are planning to do that. :hmmmmm



I'm definitely with you on that. Life's too short to drink shitty...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-26-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,765
Posted By Velvet
Wouldn't a simple sprocket change take care of...

Wouldn't a simple sprocket change take care of that? :dunno
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-25-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,427
Posted By Velvet
Has anybody here used GOAZ Triumph in Scottsdale,...

Has anybody here used GOAZ Triumph in Scottsdale, AZ or PJ's Triumph in Albuquerque, NM? They are both nearly the same distance (timewise) from me. I'd like to find out if either are any good.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-23-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
Posted By Velvet
I do that all of the time....it's definitely the...

I do that all of the time....it's definitely the better way to go. :thumb
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-17-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
Posted By Velvet
Well said. This does put it in perspective. ...

Well said. This does put it in perspective. Thinking about it, I never had a charging issue on my 9x0's, either past or present, but then again I really don't run a whole lot of electrical...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-16-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
Posted By Velvet
Since the 1290 SA is going to have plenty of...

Since the 1290 SA is going to have plenty of "twist" at the back wheel...I'm sure that they could spare a few ponies for more electrical power. Remember, they're using the detuned Superduke engine...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-16-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
Posted By Velvet
I've always wondered why KTM is so shy about...

I've always wondered why KTM is so shy about putting in a more powerful stator. Hell, my little Yamaha WR250R puts out 350 watts and the Super Tenere puts out close to 600 watts.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
Posted By Velvet
Your bike really looks nice with those Jesse...

Your bike really looks nice with those Jesse panniers. :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
Posted By Velvet
One of the Yamaha dealers relatively close to me...

One of the Yamaha dealers relatively close to me seems to be experiencing the same situation. They can't keep them in stock.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 204,732
Posted By Velvet
I just checked my GEICO insurance card and they...

I just checked my GEICO insurance card and they have my bike listed as a 990SMR/T.

Obviously they must classify both bikes the same.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
Posted By Velvet
Thanks for your input. I'm really looking...

Thanks for your input. I'm really looking forward to demoing both bikes as well as the FZ-07. I really think that the S10 will nail it for me as a long range bike and I can use the FJ-09 or 07 for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
Posted By Velvet
Sorry to see tha your daughter is going through...

Sorry to see tha your daughter is going through such a situation. I wish her a peaceful resolution.



Also.........I won't use the "R" word anymore. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
Posted By Velvet
Congrats on your new arrival! I don't have...

Congrats on your new arrival!

I don't have kiddos, and for that reason, I've been able to amass a tremendous amount of crap. At 51 I'm now retired with an excellent retirement income and I have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
Posted By Velvet
Last year at this time I was in the same...

Last year at this time I was in the same situation (minus a daughter needing one.) I was up to 14 bikes but I sold four last spring. Ten is still way too many and I still want to get it down to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
Posted By Velvet
Check out my public profile. I have them listed...

Check out my public profile. I have them listed there.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
Posted By Velvet
I own a number of bikes, and to me its a royal...

I own a number of bikes, and to me its a royal pain in the ass. Not only do I have maintenance to deal with but there are also storage concerns as well as that awesome GEICO bill that comes in ever...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
Posted By Velvet
New Mexico charges 3% whether from a dealer or a...

New Mexico charges 3% whether from a dealer or a private sale. Not too bad but I think that private sales should be free. Unfortunately, NM does not waive any taxes paid in another state. On the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
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, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
Posted By Velvet
+1 :thumb

+1 :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,009
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, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48,659
Views: 10,062,009
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, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 204,732
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, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27,565
Views: 5,469,309
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, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 238,079
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, 08:29 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 204,732
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, 06:50 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 204,732
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, 11:42 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 204,732
Posted By Velvet
Definitely a good call!

Definitely a good call!
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