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Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 422,779
Posted By davevv
Years of missed promises gets pretty old too.

Years of missed promises gets pretty old too.
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 39,692
Posted By davevv
Great looking bike. One of the most interesting...

Great looking bike. One of the most interesting new bikes I've seen in years. Yes, I'm an old guy and like bikes that remind me of what I rode 50 years ago. And when you add in light weight,...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,287,309
Posted By davevv
Ducat Scrambler thread here....

Ducat Scrambler thread here. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=984883)
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,460
Posted By davevv
Very good looking bikes. I've never been much of...

Very good looking bikes. I've never been much of a Ducati fan, but these will tempt me. My only problem is that it's so similar in purpose to my XL1200R Roadster, and I just don't see that bike...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,287,309
Posted By davevv
Unless it's just the angle that picture is taken...

Unless it's just the angle that picture is taken from, you must have really long arms. Those bars seem to be tilted quite a bit more forward than what I would prefer. I know we're all built...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,287,309
Posted By davevv
I never have put end weights on those bars, just...

I never have put end weights on those bars, just a set of my favorite grips, ProGrip 714. They have closed ends and cover the open end of the handlebars. They're also a tad fatter than stock and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 877,394
Posted By davevv
Prices vary quite a bit depending on the area...

Prices vary quite a bit depending on the area you're in also. Around here, any nice low mileage Sporty is usually listed at $5k+ and age really doesn't matter a whole lot for some odd reason. I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 84,444
Posted By davevv
Doug should have this bike pretty well sorted by...

Doug should have this bike pretty well sorted by the time he gets to Washington. And we all know he WILL get there.
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,287,309
Posted By davevv
The bikes are both '06 models and are red and...

The bikes are both '06 models and are red and white. The fly screen on the left is from Triumph and the one on the right is a Dart. Obviously your Triumph dealer is the place to get their screen. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,287,309
Posted By davevv
I know it wasn't me you were asking, but thought...

I know it wasn't me you were asking, but thought this might help a little.

The bike on the left has stock bars, and the one on the right has Moose Racing ATV HI bars. They were about $20 at the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,195
Posted By davevv
Don't know what to tell you about them since you...

Don't know what to tell you about them since you didn't really ask a question other than if anyone uses a large tail bag, but yes, I do. I have the MotoFizz bag in both large and medium. This is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9,454
Views: 1,906,245
Posted By davevv
And how many miles was that? There's a Volvo...

And how many miles was that? There's a Volvo P1800 in New York with over 3 million miles.
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By davevv
http://davevv.smugmug.com/Travel/Alaska-trip/i-QwJ...

http://davevv.smugmug.com/Travel/Alaska-trip/i-QwJz7jr/0/XL/2007_0707Alaska0052-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,729
Posted By davevv
Thanks for taking us along in your endeavor. ...

Thanks for taking us along in your endeavor. This project is well beyond my skill and patience levels, so I really enjoy seeing someone put these talents to work.
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21,641
Views: 6,287,309
Posted By davevv
You'll probably be okay with it. The Scrambler...

You'll probably be okay with it. The Scrambler is a bit roomier than a regular Bonnie. My son is also your same height, but a 36" inseam and he liked his. He likes his Tiger 1050 even better...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 877,394
Posted By davevv
That is a good looking bike, and in my favorite...

That is a good looking bike, and in my favorite color too. If I didn't already have a Roadster, I'd probably be on my way to Colorado by now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,744
Posted By davevv
That would be the inmate known as Deans BMW.

That would be the inmate known as Deans BMW.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,744
Posted By davevv
Exactly! I spent 30+ years in the...

Exactly!

I spent 30+ years in the electronics business. It was never a passion, just something I was good at and paid the bills. The first ten years or so, I was unhappy with it and always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,450
Posted By davevv
I have to disagree, conditionally. I've been...

I have to disagree, conditionally. I've been tying bikes down since I started riding in '61 and have had it happen to me, but only once. The bike was my new '74 Yamaha RD350 with very few miles on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 877,394
Posted By davevv
The roll bag is fastened with straps and plastic...

The roll bag is fastened with straps and plastic buckles. You can see the buckles near the top of the main bag, front and back, in the pictures. But honestly, I can't tell you how well the roll bag...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 877,394
Posted By davevv
None of those. I have used one from Bestem for a...

None of those. I have used one from Bestem for a number of years. Excellent quality and a lot cheaper. Check it out here....
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 1,483,462
Posted By davevv
That would be MPH in Houston. RPM is in Farmers...

That would be MPH in Houston. RPM is in Farmers Branch (Dallas suburb) Texas.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 34,844
Posted By davevv
Just had a thought. (Yes, it happens...

Just had a thought. (Yes, it happens occasionally.:lol3) Say one of the big four counters with an ebike of their own. Every time I have gone into one the Japanese bike dealerships to buy a part...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 34,844
Posted By davevv
Somewhere along the line, I must have missed...

Somewhere along the line, I must have missed where the 53 mile range figure came from. This (Right now, the bike has a range of 100 miles–fine for city riding–and recharges in about three hours.)...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,321
Posted By davevv
From your list, my choices would be: Ninja 300 ...

From your list, my choices would be:
Ninja 300
DRZ400

DL650
CB500X

Scrambler
CB1100
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 946,174
Posted By davevv
If the bike was rejetted to match the increased...

If the bike was rejetted to match the increased airflow from this mod and the V&H exhaust, that would account for some of your decreased mileage. More air requires more fuel or else your mixture...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,321
Posted By davevv
This is true to some extent, but the environment...

This is true to some extent, but the environment they are riding those small bikes in is quite different from what we consider normal here in the states. At least it was when Uncle Sam had me...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,321
Posted By davevv
:topes

:topes
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,321
Posted By davevv
There are many bikes that will do what you're...

There are many bikes that will do what you're looking for. Some of my favorites would be the H-D Sportster in either the Roadster (XL883R, XL1200R) or Sport (XL1200S) version. They have taller...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By davevv
I've done a couple of long distance fly-n-rides,...

I've done a couple of long distance fly-n-rides, but in those instances, they were trips I wanted to make anyway. In that circumstance, I don't consider the travel expense as part of the cost of the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,617
Posted By davevv
The cover on that particular seat ('74 Yamaha...

The cover on that particular seat ('74 Yamaha DT360) has a loop around the edge with a wire running through it. There are tabs built into the seat pan that bend over the wire to hold it in place, so...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 946,174
Posted By davevv
Yeah, I'm a firm believer in the sheepskin butt...

Yeah, I'm a firm believer in the sheepskin butt pads. I've been using them for about eight years now. And one of the things I love about them is that they don't get searing hot in the Texas sun...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 1,483,462
Posted By davevv
The point was that this statement "First, every...

The point was that this statement "First, every bike specific thread on adv or otherwise would be enough to either scare potential owners off or spook newbs into selling theirs. Bike threads are just...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 1,483,462
Posted By davevv
I used to believe this too, but it isn't true. ...

I used to believe this too, but it isn't true. Go read the big thread on the Super Tenere. It currently is at 1544 pages compared to the 621 pages in this one. There are very few posts in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15,697
Views: 9,106,230
Posted By davevv
Cool. You don't see the K model Harleys pop up...

Cool. You don't see the K model Harleys pop up very often.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,796
Posted By davevv
Congrats on the new ride. Never been on one, but...

Congrats on the new ride. Never been on one, but from everything I've read that should be a fun ride.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By davevv
Thanks for taking the time to share your trip. ...

Thanks for taking the time to share your trip. One of my first thoughts was that there must be a large supply of good mechanics over there to keep that many of the old bikes on the road. Then I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15,697
Views: 9,106,230
Posted By davevv
I must be getting old. I noticed that it is not...

I must be getting old. I noticed that it is not actually a Norton, but a Norvin.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,796
Posted By davevv
:lol3 Now that you mention it, that photo does...

:lol3 Now that you mention it, that photo does make it look pretty large. Here's another that was in the ad I bought the bike from....
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,796
Posted By davevv
My son is 6'4" also, and he has a 36" inseam. I...

My son is 6'4" also, and he has a 36" inseam. I loaned him my '07 Tiger 1050 one day three years ago and never got it back. It fits him perfectly and he's yet to find another bike he'd rather...
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