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Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,390
Posted By RonS
True, but not hand built to the level of the MV....

True, but not hand built to the level of the MV. Most of the others have too high of volumes to do things like hand lap the valves and assemble every single part of the motor and the rest of the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
Talk to Micha at Moto International in Seattle....

Talk to Micha at Moto International in Seattle. He has all the tools and remaped mine with an aftermarket can on it. Much better in the city now and the remapping didn't impact the performance on the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,390
Posted By RonS
Not many bikes better looking. Designed by the...

Not many bikes better looking. Designed by the same guy who designed the Ducati 916 (and 996 and 998) and changed the face of motorcycling in the process. Massimo Tamburini. He died just three weeks...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,296
Posted By RonS
Congrats! Nice looking bike. Once the Italian...

Congrats! Nice looking bike. Once the Italian gets under your skin you'll never get her out.
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,974
Posted By RonS
Same experience here with both a Futura and a...

Same experience here with both a Futura and a Caponord. Great bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
Don't get me wrong, I think most people should...

Don't get me wrong, I think most people should have ABS and absent that at least have a poor mans ABS system like linked brakes. Makes it hard to back the bike into corners though doesn't it?
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
I rarely use the rear brake. Low speed maneuvers...

I rarely use the rear brake. Low speed maneuvers in parking lots and off road on dirt bikes/dual sports is about it. When you need to brake, the rear does not provide any breaking capability. It’s...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
+1. That and I hate linked brakes as well.

+1. That and I hate linked brakes as well.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
It's subjective. If you feel it on acceleration...

It's subjective. If you feel it on acceleration then chances are that you are feeling the individual pulses of the power stroke of the engine. I've owned a lot of twins over the years and I find the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,887
Posted By RonS
Well done girl and congratulations. That was a...

Well done girl and congratulations. That was a very inspiring read. It was also troubling in many respects for me as this is something I think about as I approach old age. I’d love to live forever...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5,782
Views: 338,235
Posted By RonS
Congratulations on your ride. Nice meeting you at...

Congratulations on your ride. Nice meeting you at the gas station yesterday. I think we may have met before though. Where you one of the lady's in this picture taken back when Chanderjeet was in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
Good luck with it. I found that it flowed very...

Good luck with it. I found that it flowed very nice with zero over spray and it seems to be holding on quite well.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
I just went out to the shop and I've got the...

I just went out to the shop and I've got the spray cans they loaded but not the original can they mixed. I forget what the brand is. Should have included that in my original note. I bought it at a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,783
Posted By RonS
Exactly :lol3

Exactly :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,783
Posted By RonS
Look into that Guzzi carefully before you buy it....

Look into that Guzzi carefully before you buy it. Some of the Guzzi's of that vintage have been known to be temperamental. Like having a hot girl friend that you can't take your eye's off of but you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,783
Posted By RonS
That Rosso is a pretty bike. If I had five bills...

That Rosso is a pretty bike. If I had five bills laying around rotting I'd pick it up too. I like the XR1200's as well. They're just odd enough to suit my taste. It's a bike that'd be shunned by the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,783
Posted By RonS
That's a stunning bike. The owner must have...

That's a stunning bike. The owner must have exceptional taste. :lol3

I was following this thread as well as I'd considered one of the XR1200's in the past. If I'd stumbled across one at the time...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
That is nice but this Rosso under bikes on ADV...

That is nice but this Rosso under bikes on ADV rider looks to be very nice as well:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=911673
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
This will have to be cross checked but I believe...

This will have to be cross checked but I believe it was offered in 2011 and 2012. Some of the earlier bikes were not the 8v 1200 motor. They were the 1100 4v motor. From what I understand that is a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
They must have a bit of Michelangelo’s blood...

They must have a bit of Michelangelo’s blood coursing through their veins.
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
Everyone seems to think that the color was an...

Everyone seems to think that the color was an accident with divine inspiration. Guzzi does not list any color codes for it. I did find a match that is very close. You can tell the difference only in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
:lol3 Yeah, in my mind, with that color...

:lol3

Yeah, in my mind, with that color scheme the bike was a classic the day it rolled off the assembly line. Though some would disagree, I think the mini-faring completes the look. I posted the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,759
Posted By RonS
$3300 almost seems free these days. That's a lot...

$3300 almost seems free these days. That's a lot of motorcycle for that price.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,759
Posted By RonS
Picked up one of the very first to arrive in the...

Picked up one of the very first to arrive in the US back in 2002. Promptly pointed it north to Alaska. Not a good mud bike but good for everything else.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 94,477
Posted By RonS
Was in at Moto International in Seattle last...

Was in at Moto International in Seattle last week. They have three of them in stock. A black with white accents, a white with black accents and a greyish metal flake version. I'm not much of a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
None that I've ever noticed. Just got back a half...

None that I've ever noticed. Just got back a half an hour ago from an afternoon jaunt of about 200 miles around a nearby lake. The bike is good. My only complaint is still the fueling below 4k. As...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 86,591
Posted By RonS
:lol3 When that BMW first came out I...

:lol3

When that BMW first came out I thought it was a Kohler designed bathtub on wheels. Trendy maybe, but why would you want a bathtub with wheels.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 238,204
Posted By RonS
Thanks, I'll check it out.

Thanks, I'll check it out.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 238,204
Posted By RonS
OK, I've got the 1200 8V and it needs a lot of...

OK, I've got the 1200 8V and it needs a lot of work below 4k. Not just the popping at 0 throttle but the surging at steady state throttle below 4k. Very annoying but it seems expensive to get rid of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 238,204
Posted By RonS
I'd like to hear more about this. What software,...

I'd like to hear more about this. What software, what ECU connector, whose map?
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 647,937
Posted By RonS
Love those Falco's. Had both a Futura and a Capo...

Love those Falco's. Had both a Futura and a Capo but always wanted the Falco. Almost bought one with very close to that color scheme but turned to the dark side with a Guzzi.
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,346
Posted By RonS
That or worse yet, they become addicted to the...

That or worse yet, they become addicted to the weird and the quirky and turn into Guzzi owners. Don't ask... :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,812
Posted By RonS
Got one of those sitting in my shop at this very...

Got one of those sitting in my shop at this very minute. It no longer belongs to me. My 25 year old nephew now owns it and I doubt he'll ever sell it. Whenever I hear that bike, from any distance, I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
Aggressive... I'd not let it go more than 150...

Aggressive... I'd not let it go more than 150 miles before filling up. I think I could make 200 miles or more on a tank if I were more gentle on the throttle but I never am so I'll never know.
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
Yes, it takes a bit of tuning. With your issues...

Yes, it takes a bit of tuning. With your issues I'd focus on the riding position to see if that bothers you. It's a bit of an oddball riding position that takes some getting used to. It's a bit of a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
My answer to handling would be a word like...

My answer to handling would be a word like "surprising". I've owned a lot of bikes over the years including liter and half liter sport bikes, bikes with premium suspensions and I've done a few track...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,656
Posted By RonS
Woud it be this lovely bike: <img...

Woud it be this lovely bike:

<img src="http://ronsatspokane.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-JrrhJFb/0/L/_MG_5500-L.jpg" />


<img...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 647,937
Posted By RonS
I'll repost mine even though I've posted them in...

I'll repost mine even though I've posted them in another thread already. Love this bike. Can't wait for a snow free path to pavement:

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Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,621
Posted By RonS
Well done Special Agent. Feel free to take a...

Well done Special Agent. Feel free to take a couple weeks off and rest. Salute. :lol3

Love these European ride reports.
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,076
Posted By RonS
Very nice!

Very nice!
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