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Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,662
Posted By oalvarez
^ the top of those forks look different than the...

^ the top of those forks look different than the ones pictured above and more like those found on the Hyper.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,491
Posted By oalvarez
They are at the dealers here in So Cal.

They are at the dealers here in So Cal.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,662
Posted By oalvarez
Looks like it.....surprising...

Looks like it.....surprising though.....very.....not even the standard/Strada Hypermotards offer such.
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 44,576
Posted By oalvarez
the Ducati has more power, no question, possibly...

the Ducati has more power, no question, possibly better suspension front and rear, and most probably better brakes.....will give the Triumph the nod on the larger front wheel, but beyond that, not...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,369
Posted By oalvarez
Yep. Reported a while ago over at one of the KTM...

Yep. Reported a while ago over at one of the KTM sites and supposedly not a "true fix." KTM seems like they're going to all lengths not to have to replace that rear wheel assembly.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,091
Views: 1,236,473
Posted By oalvarez
I wonder why Ducati feels the Multistrada needs...

I wonder why Ducati feels the Multistrada needs even more power. Do its owners really want or need such? If anything, make it an even better handling and stopping bike, that would interest me more...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,592
Posted By oalvarez
BossMaverick pretty much summed it up with his...

BossMaverick pretty much summed it up with his response. I'd add the issue of added, unsprung, rotational mass (speed, turn-in, handling characteristic) as another reason why some road riders might...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,410
Posted By oalvarez
The new Multi is coming and there will be...

The new Multi is coming and there will be definite changes but I don't think the suspension will be one of them.
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,662
Posted By oalvarez
Yuk if so. I'm pretty sure the price point of...

Yuk if so. I'm pretty sure the price point of the (spoke wheel) bike would be much more if not. Boo. Maybe form over function will be more important in a bike like this.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,662
Posted By oalvarez
^ makes total sense my friend and might explain...

^ makes total sense my friend and might explain why the BMW R1200R and scooters are popular there but perhaps less so here in the USA.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,662
Posted By oalvarez
and i fall into that camp.......but other than...

and i fall into that camp.......but other than those with the disposable income to afford this "toy" of sorts, i still believe the target audience is as mentioned above.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,662
Posted By oalvarez
Yes, yes, and yes!! As for the bike's...

Yes, yes, and yes!!

As for the bike's being "fun?" I suppose everyone has their own definition for what fun is. Why would i put a deposit on one and potentially buy one? Because of its...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,717
Posted By oalvarez
MTS1200S or maybe an older, air cooled GS

MTS1200S
or maybe an older, air cooled GS
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,662
Posted By oalvarez
Google

Google
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 44,576
Posted By oalvarez
why it more than any other motorcycle? what...

why it more than any other motorcycle? what makes it so special in that regard?
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6,091
Views: 1,236,473
Posted By oalvarez
can't comment on the colors or PP option......but...

can't comment on the colors or PP option......but yes to the suspension and motor me thinks......it won't be the same design as its predecessor though (that's my bet), the front end will be very...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 54,179
Posted By oalvarez
Yes, but look where that landed the line of...

Yes, but look where that landed the line of Ducati ST bikes. Doesn't BMW still produce the F800GT? Will the new R12RS bring the demise of it?

Not saying their strategy is wrong, but it will be...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 25,410
Posted By oalvarez
Still haven't seen the new Multistrada.

Still haven't seen the new Multistrada.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 54,179
Posted By oalvarez
Head fake! Wow....Well played, BMW!

Head fake! Wow....Well played, BMW!
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 32,914
Posted By oalvarez
was all set to buy the Monster 1200S but the...

was all set to buy the Monster 1200S but the passenger pegs interfered with my feet/ankle too much and i just couldn't get comfy with the setup. too bad as i really was hoping that it wouldn't be an...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,491
Posted By oalvarez
My dealer tells me that the 2015 bikes are...

My dealer tells me that the 2015 bikes are supposedly nearing the port and should be arriving there (east coast) next week, 9/24, Then add another 3 weeks for them to be released and trucked over to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,369
Posted By oalvarez
Hiyas, Bubba.....my bike has measured rear wheel...

Hiyas, Bubba.....my bike has measured rear wheel play, a front brake that drones/moans, and a leaking exhaust can around its rivets. throw in reports of porous engine cases/oil leaks and the one...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,369
Posted By oalvarez
KTM's own "Power Parts" division.

KTM's own "Power Parts" division.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,491
Posted By oalvarez
Tupper, what kind of range are you getting out of...

Tupper, what kind of range are you getting out of a tank of fuel? Modestly ridden. Reading anywhere between 30mpg-45mpg, your info I trust.

Thanks in advance,
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,491
Posted By oalvarez
^ reminds me of a sfarson or bwhip photo from the...

^ reminds me of a sfarson or bwhip photo from the CO region......pure greatness.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,369
Posted By oalvarez
Most likely, yes.

Most likely, yes.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,369
Posted By oalvarez
Eek Didn't do too badly. Sold it to a riding buddy...

Didn't do too badly. Sold it to a riding buddy who really wanted it. Much better for both of us. He did better than going to a dealer and I did better than selling it privately. That and there was...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,369
Posted By oalvarez
Yes, have effectively sold the bike.

Yes, have effectively sold the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,369
Posted By oalvarez
May have a set of Gilles rear sets for sale once...

May have a set of Gilles rear sets for sale once I receive them.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,491
Posted By oalvarez
^ the bike looks soooo much better with the...

^ the bike looks soooo much better with the passenger seat cover and pegs removed........nice looking ride! :deal
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6,091
Views: 1,236,473
Posted By oalvarez
Are you 1000% positive about that? A call to the...

Are you 1000% positive about that? A call to the dealer might be in order to make sure. I believe that the new Comfort seats will fit 2010-2013 models, but I'd rather someone else validate that. It...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,491
Posted By oalvarez
(From above) it does look like there is a part...

(From above) it does look like there is a part number for a passenger seat cover specific to the S1000R....whether or not the RR fits the R is not important to me now.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,491
Posted By oalvarez
for certain....i'm looking forward to putting...

for certain....i'm looking forward to putting some comparative thoughts down on paper, but i'm confident that the SDR's motor, ergos, and suspension will win out, it's really that good of a sport...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,491
Posted By oalvarez
Thanks, Tupper....perhaps some bar risers (eek!...

Thanks, Tupper....perhaps some bar risers (eek! have never used those words in print) will make the bike more comfy for me, and as you say, the ergos of the SDR is one of its strong suits, at least i...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,491
Posted By oalvarez
^ that's correct, Tupper, it is fully loaded, and...

^ that's correct, Tupper, it is fully loaded, and wouldn't have turned down a non-DDC bike as I'm not truly convinced that electronic suspensions are all that they're cracked up to be, especially at...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 124,491
Posted By oalvarez
placed a deposit on an incoming (2015) white...

placed a deposit on an incoming (2015) white S1000R that is set to arrive in the next couple of weeks. a test ride will determine whether or not i bring it home.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,369
Posted By oalvarez
Anyone here experiencing a low drone/hum from the...

Anyone here experiencing a low drone/hum from the front brake when moving at slow-slow speed or moving it around the garage? How about leaking around the exhaust can rivets?
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 102,492
Posted By oalvarez
No idea.

No idea.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 102,492
Posted By oalvarez
I'm of the thought that they'd still sell as many...

I'm of the thought that they'd still sell as many if it had a chain. I don't view the belt as a feature or selling point, maybe it's (prospective) owners do. My buddy up in the Bay Area owns one...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 102,492
Posted By oalvarez
Hi, Paul, you gave an answer as to why the GT has...

Hi, Paul, you gave an answer as to why the GT has a belt drive, it's only logical that you then might know why they didn't use them in the other bikes in the lineup, hence the question.

I like...
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