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Forum: Beasts 11-21-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 29,227
Posted By Ergo
Wicked Glad to see a new one! :eek1 Can someone...

Glad to see a new one! :eek1

Can someone add 2014 aka 1200 to the thread Title? Thanks! Almost passed it on by. :deal

Thoroughly enjoyed my ETV1000 in many ways and miss it to this day. ...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 210,965
Posted By Ergo
Thumb Aprilia into 2010...

Interesting. These 3 existing Aprilia dorsoduro pictures are quite promising. :thumb
Forum: Racing 01-05-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 13,107
Posted By Ergo
Talking Super sickles...

AKA the only contender NOT to go down in the 1st turn! :lol3

Sloppy track...the Lites racing was great to watch.

AM thinking Grant Langston hurt himself when he was in the lead and put his...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 13,107
Posted By Ergo
Thumb Super Duper cross 2008

Townley will be Cherry picking for Team FACTORY Honda again the year in the Lites class. :ddog

Rumor has it he has injured his heel in a practice crash as well, so he won't be able to do that...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 59,204
Posted By Ergo
Thumb Dog lovers and bikes...

If you have a real dog...a sidecar is the proven way to go. :thumb
Forum: Racing 11-26-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By Ergo
Thumb MotoGiro...

What a great concept...old school bikes! :bow

I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna go... :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,661
Posted By Ergo
Thumb 2008 Aprilia V 750 Dorsoduro

Whoa! Didn't see this uber Motard a comin'...what a great hooligan bike. :thumb

Are these coming to the USA? :amazon
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,585
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Bikes, bikes, and more bikes...

Congrats! :thumb

Great bikes...I still miss mine regularly! :bow

ABS huh? Awesome addition IMHO. Must resist... :hide
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,366
Posted By Ergo
Wicked Bikes, bikes, and more bikes...

Might had better add the word patina (sp?) to our vocabulary then huh? :smile6
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,513
Posted By Ergo
Thumb The next great...

Whoa! :bow

Didn't see that coming. Looks like a great evolution (finally) for an off roader. The ease of valve adjustments vs. the others alone would have me looking hard at one! :thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,218
Posted By Ergo
Eh? Bikes...

Amazing how old school the front end (forks, axle, cast wheels, etc...) on the red one pictured above looks! :oscar Damn that front end looks cheap when compared to the USD models on the spoked...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-04-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,368,218
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Bikes, bikes, and more bikes...

Thanks BMW for giving us North Americans another ADV bike! :thumb

Wuz really hoping this would be lighter vs. the full 1000cc Adventure tourers...doesn't sound like it's the case. :baldy

Forum: Beasts 10-04-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Abs...

The 2008 Triumph Tiger has optional ABS...hit that one! :deal

2006 Aprilia Caponord and BMW GS's have ABS. :norton
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,819
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Triumph keeping Mutineer happy...

A bitter post from Mutineer? :D

The Tiger now features an ABS model FWIW! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,659
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Widest fairing in the land...Victory Vision?!?

I just can't get over how wide that fairing is. :norton

Definitely only getting ONE of these in the standard trailer/pickup. :ear
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,078
Posted By Ergo
Wicked Sport or tourers...

I've never owned an ST...just watched fellow riders struggle with them. I asked them why their helmets weren't stored in the sidebags..."they don't fit" was always the response. :huh

Forum: Beasts 10-03-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 54,314
Posted By Ergo
Wink Honder Varyderos...

Did Varadero's finally get a fuel gauge??? :ear
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,078
Posted By Ergo
Eh? Da SS 1300...

Begin with an ST1100 for starters...the 13 is just physically too much.

Having watched friends drop their 725+lbs St13's repeatedly just trying to turn around on a 2 lane road. WTH?

Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 75,721
Posted By Ergo
Thumb Hot Sprangs...

It takes about 5 hours from Raleigh area...unless it rains all night like a SOB! In 2005 it took me 8 hours. :deal Strongly suggest daytime ridin'. Froggy as hell up there in the nightime! Large...
Forum: Racing 09-25-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,349
Posted By Ergo
Pissed Due to technical issues...

"Due to technical issues, Motocross of Nations - will not air." :cry :cry :cry
Forum: Racing 09-25-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,349
Posted By Ergo
Thumbs down MXdN reportedly on TV tonight! NOW!??!

Wasn't able to make it but...

It's reportedly about to start on TV ALT channel on Cable & Satellite 11pm-1am MTN Standard time!!! :eek1

It does say Motocross in the time slot. :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Reunions...

Very cool to hear that fraternity's and colleges hold reunions. :freaky Sounds like quite the moment to reflect. Now, I'm waiting for mine to call. :ear

Great pics!
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 20,929
Posted By Ergo
Thumb Caponord Pictures and conversations...

Word. Great bikes at affordable prices though.

The Real deal? In 13,000 miles I was able to do ALL my own maintenance, have a boatload of accessories to choose from, and met some local...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,505
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Proper wheels...

They should. :cry

You'll find proper wheels (spoked and tubeless) mounted to a Aprilia Caponord or BMW GS. KTM does not yet offer tubeless either...though a few have attempted to mount the BMW...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Ergo
Wink Exhaust routing...

Study the exhaust of a 2002-2006 Aprilia ETV1000 Caponord with the OEM (painted to match or black plastic) sidebags. Really. The bags are tucked in tight and the exhaust does NOT heat them. :evil ...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,696
Posted By Ergo
Wink Flexy front ends...

Gotta agree with you. The first time I rode a Suzuki V-Strom 1000 on bumpy pavement I immediately stopped thinking something was loose in the front end. Nope! :huh Very bad juju. Feels like the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,718
Posted By Ergo
Thumb Outer Banks Adventures...


Great report. Outer Banks is a great place. Appreciate you sharing your trip!

Forum: Face plant 07-27-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By Ergo
Pissed Unbelievable...

:kboom there anything that b$#!* did fir anyone but her self that day? :dood
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,961
Posted By Ergo
Wink Standing up + bored LEO's = ticket maximus

I got pulled over for doing this at 40mph in a small town while tour riding my ETV1000 Caponord through Pennsylvania. :wink:

10 minutes of threats, dip filled yelling, nose to nose sniffing, and...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,133
Posted By Ergo
Wicked Centerstand on a Uly Gooly?

Anyone found a centerstand option yet? :ear :ear :ear

Gotta have one of those...and this bike doesn't. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 172,627
Posted By Ergo
Laugh New R1200 GS...

1. Headlight with improved visibility (current one is a liability in city traffic)...

2. An exhaust reasonably tucked in/away. :1drink

3. Affordable side bags (each should fit a large full...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Ergo
Thumb Colorado MX National...

I'm planning on being there Saturday and/or Sunday depending on how my week progresses. :clap

Don't believe I brought an ADVRider T-Shirt (gasp) with me though. :lol3

Will try and take some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4,643
Views: 182,645
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Eastern NC ADVRider dinner...

Here's the area in Raleigh (follow link to map) where all the dealerships seem to be converging and moving too.

This is the Victory dealership with a motorcycle themed eatery attached I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,374
Posted By Ergo
Wink More riders in RDU...

Welcome! :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,643
Views: 182,645
Posted By Ergo
Wink Eastern NC ADVRider Dinner...

I'm outta town in Collyrado. :cry

Good luck!

(There's that motorcycle shop/eats place in Raleigh at the Victory/Polaris escapes me!) :huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19,490
Views: 1,076,890
Posted By Ergo
Thumb Ridin'

:brow :lurk
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2007, 05:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,333
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Crotch rockets...

:lol3 Hey, I'd respond with a "It's a sportster motor with a decent frame and suspension!"
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2007, 05:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,333
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Bikes...

:beer :oscar Now that was funny.
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2007, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By Ergo
Wink Caponord...

Aprilia produced ~4,500 in 2001 alone. That was the 1st first model year (2001 Euro). Uncommon, yes. Not rare in Europe though. :1drink

Tell him to enjoy the bike! :freaky
Forum: Racing 03-11-2007, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By Ergo
Laugh Great race...

Congrats to the Attack Kawasaki guys and Pirelli tires. 1-2 and the all Pirelli podium shows they had their stuff together. :clap

Note to Miguel: Rapp already passed you prior to the fuel...
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