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Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,821
Posted By dlmarquez
2015 duke 390

Anybody hear any rumblings on when this will arrive in the US?
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 190,026
Posted By dlmarquez
Sr400 daily rental

FWIW, I just stumbled on www.racyrentals.com
According to the website you can rent an SR400 either in LA or Las Vegas for about $90/day
Well worth it for the undecided!
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,154
Posted By dlmarquez
http://www.borile.it/gb_b500.html Check out...

http://www.borile.it/gb_b500.html

Check out the bike at this link......a 500cc scrambler using a Ducati top end
It's my understanding it is done under a license agreement with Ducati, perhaps a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,154
Posted By dlmarquez
Question Ducati scrambler? 2015?.

http://scramblerducati.com/

On the Ducati website today....definitely a teaser!
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 190,026
Posted By dlmarquez
Speedo error

Last 2 bikes I had I disconnected the speedo and removed it.
I Made a chart with mph / rpm / gear
For instance in 5th you might get 14mph per 1000 rpms
So 3500 rpm = 49 mph in 5 th

Sounds...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By dlmarquez
knee pain

As an alternative to the above good suggestions, try stopping every 45-60 minutes and walking and stretching for 5-10 minutes. I know it seems like a waste of time, but as a longtime sufferer of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,306
Posted By dlmarquez
what about that huge exhaust can on that lovely...

what about that huge exhaust can on that lovely RE continental GT? it would look so much better to my eyes with something a bit more petite!
how do you rate the RE Conti GT compared to the SR400?
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,306
Posted By dlmarquez
how about a show of hands...all those with over...

how about a show of hands...all those with over 75,000 miles on the bike with no major work? I suspect about 90% or more of the motorcycles sold in the US never see 50,000 miles, much less 80,000
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,306
Posted By dlmarquez
enfield

Well, I don't understand your comment about being used to dealing with a piece of junk...I don't consider either the SRX6, the SR500, or the MG V7 to be a piece of junk. In fact I consider all...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,306
Posted By dlmarquez
thanks for your input ladies and gents

I really should clarify a couple things.
first, the drum brake is not an issue to me, did most of my riding in my life on bikes with rear drum brakes.
second, the kind of mixed...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,306
Posted By dlmarquez
Actuallly, I'll be turning 64 in a couple of...

Actuallly, I'll be turning 64 in a couple of weeks....just coming back off rotator cuff surgerry. I am looking at a meniscus repair on my rt knee.

However I owned an SRX600 for several years and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,306
Posted By dlmarquez
SR400 vs Moto Guzzi V7? old guys/gals only

OK, I have posted a number of times on the V7 threads and on the SR 400 threads
now its getting close to time to make a decision...
I'd appreciate any thoughts from the other "seasoned riders" ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 190,026
Posted By dlmarquez
I have always had had 2 motorcycles in my minds...

I have always had had 2 motorcycles in my minds eye when I think of "the motorcycle"
first one was a BSA 441 Victor that a local high school stud rode when I was a wee lad back in jr high school....
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 190,026
Posted By dlmarquez
Bonneville/MG V7/SR400

Actually, in my case the Bonny isn't even in consideration, its about 75 pounds too heavy for me to even consider.

The V7 is at the upper end of my weight limits. but it is a shaft drive and does...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 190,026
Posted By dlmarquez
I would be MUCH more interested in seeing which...

I would be MUCH more interested in seeing which would win on windy hilly backroads, mixed surface with a little gravel and maybe some jeep trails with a bit of singletrack for good measure.
Oh, and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,543
Posted By dlmarquez
Eh? SR400 vs Continental GT 535

Damn I am conflicted now!
I definitely prefer the looks of the RE, except for that HIDEOUS taillight assembly

However I suspect that I would end up spending another 1000 to 1500 to get the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 190,026
Posted By dlmarquez
2015 sr400!

Interesting to read what various people say pro and con about this bike....also about my other favorite the Moto Guzzi V7

Having owned an SRX6 (kick start only street single) and having regretted...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 190,026
Posted By dlmarquez
2015 sr400

I will be picking one of these up this year!
WHOOPEE:norton:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 172,623
Posted By dlmarquez
V7 rental

Does anyone know if it's possible to rent a V7 for a day, either in Seattle, Vancouver B.C. Portland or Las Vegas?:huh
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,543
Posted By dlmarquez
New enfield reliability?

After reading this thread I am more confused than I was just going with my own preconceptions as the former owner of an SRX600, XS-360, GS-650, and an ancient CB-160
I have to say that the new cafe...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 190,026
Posted By dlmarquez
2014/2015 sr400 usa

I am already saving for this!
A longtime dream will come true!
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,633
Posted By dlmarquez
They could easily sell me this bike

Absolutely!
Either this, or a MG V7, or KTM duke 390
But i gotta say that I lean heavily towards the SR400
I sure hope Yamaha USA decides to bring it here!
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,671
Posted By dlmarquez
:D. Very nice! Subscribed!

:D. Very nice! Subscribed!
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,674
Posted By dlmarquez
new bike in 2014

I am planning on buying a new M/C in 2014.
I am excited and really anxious
there are actually a couple of bikes that I really connect with emotionally and they hit my hot buttons:
Moto Guzzi V7...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 123,034
Posted By dlmarquez
comparison tests!!!!

:deal
I can't wait till some enterprising press maven does a comparo of the following bikes:
Suzuki SFV650
Kawasaki Versys 650/Ninja 650
Ducati Monster 696
Triumph street triple
not sure Honda...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,698
Posted By dlmarquez
freedom of choiced

to paraphrase one of my favorite Devo songs....we are gonna have freedom of choice!
CBR250R
Triumph street thumper
KTM duke 390
rumored sub 500cc beemer
Ninja 300
waiting on Ducati, Aprilia,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,698
Posted By dlmarquez
better times coming

For the last 20 years or so the selection of 250-500cc streetbikes has been atrocious..cheesy 250cc cruiser-clones
now we have the ninja 300, cbr250/300r, forthcoming KTM 390 duke, rumored triumph...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,698
Posted By dlmarquez
absolutely lovely

this looks very promising for those of us with a taste for small to mid displacement singles

so does this:

http://rideapart.com/2013/10/spied-triumph-entry-level-street-bike/

Okay, now lets...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By dlmarquez
used SR-500

I think a used SR-500 is probably about as close as you are gonna get! then start modding the crap out of it...or maybe if you have a deep streak of masochism get a Royal Enfield non-FI 500
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,186
Posted By dlmarquez
back issues

not implying anything about the OP, but at age 63 I have definitely learned that when MY back hurts, the real problem is wrapped around my waist!:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,148
Posted By dlmarquez
moto Guzzi V7 Stone

I love small bikes, and after owning a couple larger bikes (boats?) I gave up on em.
my two dream bikes were always the Moto Morini 500 sport and the SR500.
I had an SRX-6 for several years and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,146
Posted By dlmarquez
thanks Cortez!

I am glad you give up....I am NOT in the market for a CB500!
Now a GB500 would be a different kettle of fish!
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,146
Posted By dlmarquez
Cb500x

I don't really care for the CB500X first problem is the seat...not flat!
second is the style, or lack thereof!
third is I would prefer a single
fourth....no kickstarter
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,146
Posted By dlmarquez
street single

that Husky is a nice bike, but not what I want.
I want something under 500cc..
my wife dislikes M/C's so I will be riding solo.
not interested in cruising the slab...I want a backroads / gravel...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,146
Posted By dlmarquez
if that is what you want, check out RYCA motors. ...

if that is what you want, check out RYCA motors. they have some excellent kits for the Suzuki 650 single.
Personally having had a 600 street single, it's really a bit more than I want.
I love the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,146
Posted By dlmarquez
small is big!

I had an ancient yamaha 360 twin, 4 stroke kicker only.
Rode it all over Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and parts of Nevada.....
there were times loaded I wished I'd had more than the 20 or so hp it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,146
Posted By dlmarquez
current small street singles

Suzuki TU-250
Honda CBR 250R
Cleveland cycle works Misfit
Kawasaki Ninja 250
Kawasaki Ninja 300. I know the Kaw's are twins, but pickings are so thin I had to count them!

OK....what's with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,633
Posted By dlmarquez
Sr400/sr500

:evil
having owned an SRX6 and made the unforgiveable error of selling it....I would definitely pay $5K for an SR400 or $6K for an SR500...but they MUST have kickers on em!
otherwise I seem to be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,817
Views: 190,026
Posted By dlmarquez
Srx vibes

When i had mine, i did a few 4 day trips from Seattle to Sandpoint Id. 400 miles each way
I did one day ride over 500 miles. The vibes never got to me. Actually with the semi clipon style bars...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,543
Posted By dlmarquez
Update?

Any update on your enfield?
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