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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By oldoval
Is Carson Pass (88) a fun road or is it more of a...

Is Carson Pass (88) a fun road or is it more of a truck route? I've got some loops worked out that would either have me backtracking on 4 or 108...... or NOT backtracking and riding 88.

What...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By oldoval
I'll be two-up on a Super Tenere. Dirt roads are...

I'll be two-up on a Super Tenere. Dirt roads are fine but I'm not going to actively seek them out. I just want to find the best pavement and scenery on this trip.

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By oldoval
I'm still here..............just taking notes. ...

I'm still here..............just taking notes.


I think I'll try to stay focused on the area south of Tahoe and north of Bishop. 120, 108, 4, 88, 395, etc. Looks like there is easily a weeks...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By oldoval
Hey....we're neighbors! .

Hey....we're neighbors!

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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By oldoval
Miller Motorsports Park closing.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865628232/Source-Miller-Motorsports-Park-to-cease-operations.html?pg=all

Not really surprising now that Larry is dead. I think it was his pet project from the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By oldoval
Probably won't go any farther south than Bishop...

Probably won't go any farther south than Bishop this time.

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By oldoval
I got a lot out of this post, thank you. ...

I got a lot out of this post, thank you.

Looked up Mariposa Grove closing. Sure enough NPS website says it will close in June or July and be closed for 2 years. They are being a bit vague on...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By oldoval
You can still drive through most of Zion NP on...

You can still drive through most of Zion NP on Hwy 9. The only part that is closed to vehicles and requires a shuttle ride is the main canyon which is a dead-end. Since I only live a short distance...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By oldoval
Wow, awesome info. First days ride we'll be...

Wow, awesome info.

First days ride we'll be leaving where ever we start from on 395 early monday morning, then across Tioga, around the park and end up in Mariposa. Next day (tuesday) will be an...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By oldoval
Won't be doing any camping this trip, maybe next...

Won't be doing any camping this trip, maybe next one. Thanks for the link though.

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,414
Posted By oldoval
Sierras Question.

I need some suggestions please.

In June I'm headed to California for a week to ride from Yosemite on the southern end, and maybe as far north as Lassen, hitting as many of the passes and twisties...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,518
Posted By oldoval
Be sure and check insurance rates for both. Many...

Be sure and check insurance rates for both. Many have been shocked at the cost to insure the Ninja.

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Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 19,229
Posted By oldoval
It's a Honda....so can we assume it weighs 600lbs...

It's a Honda....so can we assume it weighs 600lbs ?

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,491
Views: 2,246,781
Posted By oldoval
Yep, that's them. Agreed, seem like good...

Yep, that's them.

Agreed, seem like good folks. I think most of them ride too which is sadly becoming more and more rare with bike shops.

The guy I dealt with is the main ( only?) salesman...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9,491
Views: 2,246,781
Posted By oldoval
I was $12.8 out the door. .

I was $12.8 out the door.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9,491
Views: 2,246,781
Posted By oldoval
Picked up a new '14 yesterday. Got a smoking deal...

Picked up a new '14 yesterday. Got a smoking deal from Yamaha of Las Vegas. Great shop, no BS.

Took it for a 100 mile shakedown ride today. It's early days, but seems like it's going to be an...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,187
Posted By oldoval
I predict the OP will get two more pages of...

I predict the OP will get two more pages of suggestions even though he's bought something.


Congratulations on the Tiger..............cool bikes.

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Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,187
Posted By oldoval
A little more on the ST1300. Yes, it gets...

A little more on the ST1300.

Yes, it gets hot, and it was my biggest (and mostly only) complaint about the bike. But that wouldn't deter me from buying another. It's so good at what it does that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,187
Posted By oldoval
The ST1300 would be a great bike. I put close to...

The ST1300 would be a great bike. I put close to 40k on a 2006 model.

The only negative for me was the heat. Some people have no complaints...I did. No easy fix.

Handles way better than it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 46,268
Posted By oldoval
That looks nice. I'd have to lose that...

That looks nice.

I'd have to lose that exhaust though. Kawasaki has been making some crazy looking cans these last few years.

Been dying to see one in person.....local dealer says they are...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 46,268
Posted By oldoval
I didn't realize the black version had that much...

I didn't realize the black version had that much matte finish on the front pieces.......looks sharp.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,676
Posted By oldoval
I can't help you decide between the two bikes....

I can't help you decide between the two bikes. BUT. In no way would I give that Yamaha dealer a single penny of my business. That is classic, old school bait and switch bullshit right there. Fuck...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,419
Posted By oldoval
Very nice photography. :thumb .

Very nice photography. :thumb

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,735
Posted By oldoval
There are a huge number of bikes between a Road...

There are a huge number of bikes between a Road King and a GSXR. You can get near sportbike levels of performance from bikes that are relatively comfortable. There are many comfortable nakeds that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 135,910
Posted By oldoval
Thanks for the compliments, you're being WAY too...

Thanks for the compliments, you're being WAY too kind.

I can totally understand not wanting a bunch of weirdos showing up at your door. :lol3

I'm planning a trip to the Sierras sometime this...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 483,047
Posted By oldoval
My local stealer got a few Fj-09s in. I got to do...

My local stealer got a few Fj-09s in. I got to do the showroom walk around and some sit time.

I like it. A lot. The seat-to-bar-to-peg relationship seems about perfect for my 5'8". Build quality...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-03-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 135,910
Posted By oldoval
DD, I'm just going to throw this out...

DD, I'm just going to throw this out there...................

It might be really awesome if you did a get together where a bunch of us photography nerds showed up at your house on our bikes with...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 159,083
Posted By oldoval
No need. Just go here. http://cycle-ergo.com/...

No need. Just go here. http://cycle-ergo.com/ Both bikes are on there. You can toggle between the two (or any other bike) to see differences.

Edit: Not scientific, but putting the FJ, XR, and RS...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 159,083
Posted By oldoval
The Multistrada 1200 starts at $17695. Way less...

The Multistrada 1200 starts at $17695. Way less ??

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Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 159,083
Posted By oldoval
I can't find any reason to pay the same or more...

I can't find any reason to pay the same or more for this bike than a GS. Maybe there is someone out there who would pay more for what I perceive as "less", but I just couldn't do it myself.

Maybe...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-11-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By oldoval
Another thought came to mind. Not sure...

Another thought came to mind.

Not sure which direction you plan on taking to get here, but be forewarned that many of the very small tourist towns basically close up in winter. Many restaurants...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By oldoval
I'd skip the Mustang this time of year..... Hwy...

I'd skip the Mustang this time of year..... Hwy 89 between Zion and Bryce can get hammered with snow. Bryce can get lots of snow and the upper east side of Zion can get dumped on.

Both parks are...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,007
Posted By oldoval
CJ..... Yep, Utah is my home now. It's...

CJ.....

Yep, Utah is my home now. It's weird, only thirteen years away from the East and I feel so far removed from that place, it may as well be Mars. It's almost like I never lived there.
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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-05-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,007
Posted By oldoval
If you've got the pioneering spirit, and it...

If you've got the pioneering spirit, and it sounds like you do, just pick up and go.

13 years ago I packed up my wife, a cat, and everything that would fit in a 6x12 trailer and left Georgia for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 199,330
Posted By oldoval
It's on Kawasaki's US website so you should be...

It's on Kawasaki's US website so you should be able to buy it soon. Call your local Kawi dealer and see if they have one on order.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 68,950
Posted By oldoval
Just to put things in perspective. Cycle...

Just to put things in perspective.

Cycle world tested the Super Tenere at 0-60 in 3.2 seconds with a 1/4 mile of 11.85 seconds @ 108 mph.
Cycle World tested your Versys 650 at 0-60 in 3.9 seconds...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 390,921
Posted By oldoval
Your dealer partly lied to you. You are not...

Your dealer partly lied to you. You are not required to buy parts from your dealer. In fact you're not required to even use factory parts. You're also not required to have a dealer do any repairs....
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 159,083
Posted By oldoval
:gerg Get off my lawn.........:lol3 .

:gerg Get off my lawn.........:lol3

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Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,627
Posted By oldoval
I'll give you my own scenario. I started on a...

I'll give you my own scenario. I started on a Zephyr 550, remember those? I progressed very little, so I thought I needed a sportbike and bought an RF600, very little progression. SV650, not much...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,627
Posted By oldoval
I can't help you with the 599, but I'll say a few...

I can't help you with the 599, but I'll say a few things about the rest of your post.

In my opinion, bike choice doesn't have much to do with your riding ability or lack thereof. If we were...
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