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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 163,030
Posted By MariusD
Now how cool is THAT! An r1200rt in its natural...

Now how cool is THAT! An r1200rt in its natural habitat....

Just beautiful :clap

How does it behave on gravel?! Like a bear on ice skates?!

Btw: Greg thanks for your input. That was useful.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 163,030
Posted By MariusD
Well, my definition would be anyone who comments...

Well, my definition would be anyone who comments on matters other than those relating to the 2014 r1200rt.

Im a potential owner, and I want to hear/read everything about this bike and possibly...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,223
Posted By MariusD
Im quiet surprised to see ex owners of heritage...

Im quiet surprised to see ex owners of heritage and roadking harleys appreciating the strom this much. I love my strom, but its hard to imagine it being more comfortable than a touring harley. Maybe...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 163,030
Posted By MariusD
Why do u guys insist of trashing this thread?!...

Why do u guys insist of trashing this thread?! start your own "Heres why bmw sucks" thread and duke it out if u wish, but dont shit in the 2014 r12rt thread unless the r1200rt shit on u!

C'mon...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 163,030
Posted By MariusD
Greg: so what kind of mpg are u seeing? Just...

Greg:

so what kind of mpg are u seeing? Just curious for compason sake.

I would expect to have to modify the seat if I bought one. Once you have had a good custom seat, its hard to live with...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By MariusD
Well, I owned an m50, which is the muscle version...

Well, I owned an m50, which is the muscle version of the c800 ( or c50) here in the states. Loved that engine and its gearing made for really fun spirited riding around town. It however failed to be...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 163,030
Posted By MariusD
Amen... It would really be great to hear...

Amen...

It would really be great to hear from anyone out there riding this beauty. We want to hear all about it. :ear
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 163,030
Posted By MariusD
Thanks for sharing. This concerns me just as...

Thanks for sharing. This concerns me just as much. I have been reading a lot about all the different issues, some of which makes your hair stand up. At the moment I am looking at the 2010-2013...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 163,030
Posted By MariusD
I wasnt trying to be appologetic, but intead...

I wasnt trying to be appologetic, but intead realistic. I dont own a bmw and never have. I am however at a point in my riding career where I know exactly the kind of bike and features that i want...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 163,030
Posted By MariusD
One might buy a bmw for the reason that no one...

One might buy a bmw for the reason that no one else builds the bike u want besides bmw. That has nothing to do with exclusivity. I want a bike with a full faring, upright ergos, light and nimble,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 167,378
Posted By MariusD
Get that ugly warning sticker off the right side...

Get that ugly warning sticker off the right side of the tank before it leaves an imprint. Glad u figured out the issue. Great looking bike!
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,269
Posted By MariusD
Damn dude.... at that price, its a real steal....

Damn dude.... at that price, its a real steal. Where are these deals when im buying bikes?!
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,359
Posted By MariusD
I think its ok to change out bikes as your riding...

I think its ok to change out bikes as your riding style changes and evolves. If u dont, you'll always be wondering, what if.

My first was a suzuki m50. It was the coolest sounding, and funnest...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By MariusD
Sell it. Its a buell and I hear parts can be hard...

Sell it. Its a buell and I hear parts can be hard to come by. It will only get harder as time goes on and before long it'll be sitting up waiting for parts, thus turning into another never ending...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By MariusD
Probably good for more than 2k more. Youre fine.

Probably good for more than 2k more. Youre fine.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 167,378
Posted By MariusD
I have to say, it is very impressive to see the...

I have to say, it is very impressive to see the trips u guys take on this bike. One of my buying criteria is miles people tend to put on a bike in the first year, and the v7 has really surprised me....
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,368
Posted By MariusD
You guys keep exaggerating and taking my comments...

You guys keep exaggerating and taking my comments out of context. Which one of the bikes I listed is the 1500lb gator?!

C'mon! This is getting stupid... You picked one bike on my list to argue...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,368
Posted By MariusD
Great example of how 1.5 years of riding small...

Great example of how 1.5 years of riding small bikes does not replace practice on the bike you actually intend to own if its a different style bike.

Which is exactly my point all along...

Seems...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,368
Posted By MariusD
No need to take things out of context. No one...

No need to take things out of context. No one anywhere in this thread has suggested that the busa be his first bike. (besides those being sarcastic) But you guys worshipping your dirt track days and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By MariusD
Wow... haha! I guess there could be a handfull of...

Wow... haha! I guess there could be a handfull of us here. Who knew... :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,368
Posted By MariusD
What you say makes sense, in the context that you...

What you say makes sense, in the context that you will be out there proving yourself. I know I don't ride with the goal of doing things you describe. I have no desire to pass someone and show them up...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,368
Posted By MariusD
Can't agree... Surviving depends on your...

Can't agree...

Surviving depends on your attentiveness to your riding. On any bike.

Speed and proficiency comes from constant practice on your bike, not from riding small bikes.

There...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,368
Posted By MariusD
Theoretically, you should learn to ride a bicycle...

Theoretically, you should learn to ride a bicycle first...

In reality, we learn on whatever our friends have for us to borrow. (within reason)

I have learned and taught to ride my other...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,368
Posted By MariusD
Rubish... While I don't recommend you learn...

Rubish...

While I don't recommend you learn on a 1400cc sports bike, I also think it's a complete waste of time to get small "learner" bikes, unless you actually want to own one long term....
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By MariusD
I was just thinking about your issues. ...

I was just thinking about your issues.

Seems you should be able to get a mustang seat for the bike which will give you some cushion and take the edge off the stiffness.

Buffetting is often...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By MariusD
Oh nice! Someone who actually knows the roads...

Oh nice! Someone who actually knows the roads around here... I decided to set my vstrom up to do it all (partially because of the roads), so im not getting a c90t after all. But, I still think its a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,351
Posted By MariusD
Cmon... it barely breaks 400lbs... and its...

Cmon... it barely breaks 400lbs... and its nowhere near the size of your bimmer. It filled out and matured some, but its far from some massive giant you describe it to be. So what if it bacame a more...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,351
Posted By MariusD
Well then it sounds like I need to go see this...

Well then it sounds like I need to go see this thing. Im on the opposite end, I always felt those monsters were too darn small to me so I admired them but never owned one. Looks like things have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 15,870
Posted By MariusD
Abs is amust on any touring bike, small or big....

Abs is amust on any touring bike, small or big. Touring by definition, means you'll spend lots of time on the road with plenty of opportunities for things to wrong, so not having it on this bike...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 15,870
Posted By MariusD
Then remind me why the cheaply made and awfully...

Then remind me why the cheaply made and awfully underpowered vstrom is such a big success?

As long as yammy doesnt overbuild, overweight, oversize and most importantly overprice this thing, it'll...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,422
Posted By MariusD
Exactly! Even people from western europe get...

Exactly!

Even people from western europe get it...:clap

C'mon guys... ford and mazda... same engines. Not even the same parent co. And you all think polaris spent millions to build a 1 off...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,422
Posted By MariusD
With liquid cooling and overhead cams i'm betting...

With liquid cooling and overhead cams i'm betting your mpg will be in the 50s. That would mean 120 mile range until the light came on, with plenty of time left to find a gas station. Not too bad for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,553
Posted By MariusD
Check out A triumph truxton/ t100 scrambler ...

Check out A triumph truxton/ t100 scrambler

Or the ducati monster 821.
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 166,868
Posted By MariusD
The same dealer that sells Indian also sells...

The same dealer that sells Indian also sells Victory, so it comes down to the integrity and attitude of each individual dealer. It can be hit and miss, so talk to the people who bought from your...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,091
Posted By MariusD
The BEST reason to buy the strom:

... because most cruiser owners think you're riding a BMW :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,275
Posted By MariusD
The Griso is a fine bike, but if we include it in...

The Griso is a fine bike, but if we include it in the conversation, then I think the Monster 1200 should not be overlooked. Prices and ergos are close enough, but the monster is lighter, more...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,907
Posted By MariusD
I'm really enjoying following your trip with the...

I'm really enjoying following your trip with the amazing pictures. I'm from Lithuania, so eastrrn Europe, not south where u are. I've never been down there, so its really cool to be able follow u...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 163,030
Posted By MariusD
Buying things with other peoples money is always...

Buying things with other peoples money is always the smart decision if they are willing to loan u money at a super low cost. Its a personal choice not to accept the loan for reasons of pride or...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 163,030
Posted By MariusD
I only said that because several people mentioned...

I only said that because several people mentioned trading in the bike as opposed to waiting on getting it fixed. Thought that might result in some almost affordable used bikes. Who knows...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,275
Posted By MariusD
The Griso, is for tiny poeple. I'm 6ft and I feel...

The Griso, is for tiny poeple. I'm 6ft and I feel like i'm a a mini bike when I get on it. I can't imagine someone taller being comfortable at all. Of course there are always exceptions, there is...
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