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Forum: Road Warriors 06-21-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,591
Posted By olie
Thanks everyone foy your input but... I'm still...

Thanks everyone foy your input but... I'm still dwelling.... only $300 apart from my offer... not the point as I can give in assuming the dealer didn't sell the bike ;)
I'm afraid the V1k will...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 408,534
Posted By olie
in 81k miles, 59k on a 09 and 22k on a 13, I had...

in 81k miles, 59k on a 09 and 22k on a 13, I had TPMS done 3 times.... other than that, tires, gas and oil changes.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-18-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,287
Posted By olie
I fully trust AF1.... integrity at 100%.

I fully trust AF1.... integrity at 100%.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,591
Posted By olie
From Tenere 1200 to Versys 1000....

... just thinking or better.... after a test ride, I have a pending deal trading in my 12 Tenere with 26k mile for a 15 Versys 1000.
I love the new Kawa but the absence of shaft drive is annoying...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-06-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By olie
mixing tires...

I:m not happy with the rear Tourance NEXT... it is squared off with 5.2k miles with 2 to 2.5/32" near the center threads in spite of running some serious twisties. First time this happened.
As I am...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-14-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 408,534
Posted By olie
I am prepping my C14 to leave this Sunday to...

I am prepping my C14 to leave this Sunday to Vegas Baby, Death Valley, Yosemite, Wine Country, Mt Shasta, PCH and return back home to complete the 5k miles loop.
If you see a Texas plate on this...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3,545
Views: 551,584
Posted By olie
....or a 1200 Tenere. I have both :)

....or a 1200 Tenere. I have both :)
Forum: Road Warriors 04-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,439
Posted By olie
to be fair to everyone... Jim should be...

to be fair to everyone... Jim should be commenting on the Vendors's section. As a BMW products vendor, his opinion has to be biased. He is just taking advantage of the Forum as free advertising......
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28,464
Views: 5,794,292
Posted By olie
AC, welcome to the internet ;) ... where the BS...

AC, welcome to the internet ;) ... where the BS is king!
Forum: Road Warriors 03-15-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 408,534
Posted By olie
just curiosisty... is this a 2015 Kawa seat?...

just curiosisty... is this a 2015 Kawa seat? which one? your 5 cents please
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By olie
I am 6-3 and happy with a fixed Givi.

I am 6-3 and happy with a fixed Givi.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-05-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,595
Posted By olie
hmmmmmmm................. ...

hmmmmmmm.................
http://youtu.be/z2zN6q0DSGA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2zN6q0DSGA&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28,464
Views: 5,794,292
Posted By olie
... 95 RON is equivalent to ~90 Pump (USA)

... 95 RON is equivalent to ~90 Pump (USA)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28,464
Views: 5,794,292
Posted By olie
I can't wait for your explanation of the end...

I can't wait for your explanation of the end result differentiating pre-ignition and detonation in a gas engine using the Otto thermodynamic cycle.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-08-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 67,479
Posted By olie
thanks for your comments as a Tenere owner and...

thanks for your comments as a Tenere owner and probably a future V1k owner. Shaft and CC are 2 big issues that I will need to deal with.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-08-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 408,534
Posted By olie
+1... that is my understanding too.

+1... that is my understanding too.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-07-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 408,534
Posted By olie
+1.... I can see this tread going to anti-ABS and...

+1.... I can see this tread going to anti-ABS and anti-TC route.

I had a 09 ABS for 59k miles ... it took 500 miles to get adjusted to the TC /link brakes of 13 model. I am a 66y old guy, but...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-04-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 408,534
Posted By olie
FWIW... 1 1/2 year ago I traded in a red 09 with...

FWIW... 1 1/2 year ago I traded in a red 09 with 59k miles, removed all farkles and paid $7.5k plus tax for a new blue 13.

my bike was in great shape but ... overdue for valve adjustment, rear...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-03-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 635,774
Posted By olie
they do.... all designed by the Italian...

they do.... all designed by the Italian Marabese...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marabese_Design
Forum: Road Warriors 01-19-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,062,888
Posted By olie
no questions... Moto Guzzi MGS Corsa ...

no questions... Moto Guzzi MGS Corsa
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2009models/2009-MotoGuzzi-MGS-01CORSAa.jpg
...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-13-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 408,534
Posted By olie
agree, at least my case. I had a 09 and now have...

agree, at least my case. I had a 09 and now have a 13. The 09 was hotter but well less than my Caponord.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-27-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,136
Posted By olie
Be aware that Rotella T5, 10w30, is NOT...

Be aware that Rotella T5, 10w30, is NOT recommended for motorcycles. Probably it was a typo on your part.

My Yamaha 1200 Tenere runs great with Valvoline 20w50 and not so good with Rotella 15w40....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-26-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,760
Posted By olie
ST boring??? it gotta be the rider....

ST boring??? it gotta be the rider....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 202,502
Posted By olie
great report from Italy leading mag.... ...

great report from Italy leading mag....
http://www.motociclismo.it/tes-kawasaki-versys-1000-2015-moto-60650
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 202,502
Posted By olie
http://testmotor.nl/2014/test-2015-kawasaki-versys...

http://testmotor.nl/2014/test-2015-kawasaki-versys-1000

use google to translate if you need
Forum: Road Warriors 12-18-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 82,454
Posted By olie
... meaning "NOT EPA compliant'

... meaning "NOT EPA compliant'
Forum: Road Warriors 12-13-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 69,495
Posted By olie
I misread something in one of your previous...

I misread something in one of your previous postings. All good!!
.... there are reasons I do not buy BMW's. Although the Trophy specs ring all boxes, I am skeptical and spoiled by my Kawa and...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-12-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,607
Posted By olie
really? ...or just joking?

really? ...or just joking?
Forum: Road Warriors 12-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 69,495
Posted By olie
I may not fully agree with some of your...

I may not fully agree with some of your statements... w/o elaborating, see link below...
http://www.motorradonline.de/dauertest/motorrad-dauertests-in-der-uebersicht-platz-1-bis-10/590540?seite=2
Forum: Road Warriors 12-09-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 408,534
Posted By olie
2015 video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sd-UlkbQVA&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Road Warriors 12-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 69,495
Posted By olie
continuation...

from one of the testers.... again via Google

"Not exactly my favorite bike"
For all the sympathy: The Trophy struck me rather negative. The high center of gravity makes the bike not just for...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-08-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 69,495
Posted By olie
here is a repair list from the link part of my...

here is a repair list from the link part of my previous posting... via Google..

Heated grips and fork oil seal
in the cool spring 2013 went on strike for the first time the heated grips (191...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-04-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 82,454
Posted By olie
welcome to the internet... typing is easier that...

welcome to the internet... typing is easier that putting an empty wallet to deliver cash. :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 202,502
Posted By olie
any news about availability in the USA??

any news about availability in the USA??
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-17-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9,651
Views: 2,318,791
Posted By olie
Based on pics I have seen, I would use (2) 33L...

Based on pics I have seen, I would use (2) 33L and the 46L on the top. BTW, I use a very unusual set up that works very well... (2) 40L Kappa and a 50L Shad on the top.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-17-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,545
Views: 551,584
Posted By olie
Based on the same wheelbase specs of the FZ09 and...

Based on the same wheelbase specs of the FZ09 and motorcycle ergos website as well as sitting on a Ducati MS, I envisioned the Versys 1000 to have a much better ergos for my body and style of riding....
Forum: Road Warriors 11-12-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 69,495
Posted By olie
not a great report on motorrad online... ...

not a great report on motorrad online... http://www.motorradonline.de/dauertest/dauertest-zwischenbilanz-triumph-trophy-se/588252
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 28,464
Views: 5,794,292
Posted By olie
+1

+1
Forum: Road Warriors 11-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 82,454
Posted By olie
time will show the real power band of the H2....

time will show the real power band of the H2. That will be the difference between the H2 and the others like ZX10R, S1000RR, RSV-4, etc.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-08-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 152,079
Posted By olie
http://www.motorcycleshow.org/english/

http://www.motorcycleshow.org/english/
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