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Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 45,295
Posted By oldoval
I like it. Bikes like this, the Multistrada,...

I like it. Bikes like this, the Multistrada, Versys 1000, Tiger 1050, etc, check the right boxes for me.

Unfortunately the passenger space/seat looks like an afterthought on the BMW. :cry
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Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,897
Posted By oldoval
Whoa now! That looks like a healthy update. I was...

Whoa now! That looks like a healthy update. I was thinking Kawasaki might abandon the 1000 ....... maybe not. :clap

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Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,858
Posted By oldoval
I love new bikes...love 'em. Even if it's...

I love new bikes...love 'em. Even if it's something I'm not directly interested in like sport bikes and cruisers.

But.....I sure hope this year Kawasaki fills in some of the empty spots in their...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,897
Posted By oldoval
I've been holding out hope as well that this bike...

I've been holding out hope as well that this bike would make it to the US. Funny thing is, it's been so long it's probably due for an update now.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 50,039
Posted By oldoval
Oh wow, I didn't know GT passed. That man cooked...

Oh wow, I didn't know GT passed. That man cooked me many fine burgers over the years. R.I.P.

Any more info on his passing, obit, etc ??
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By oldoval
Not to turn this into an ST1300 thread, but.... ...

Not to turn this into an ST1300 thread, but....

On our ST I did some experimenting to find out where the wind was coming from that was hitting my wife. Turns out it was coming from under the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By oldoval
Your gut reaction will be to look at bikes with...

Your gut reaction will be to look at bikes with big fairings and windscreens..... this may not be the solution.

While bikes like my previous ST1300 offer a lot of protection by creating a large...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,984
Posted By oldoval
[QUOTE=jazzmans;24855035] I'm with you. My...

[QUOTE=jazzmans;24855035]

I'm with you. My last dozen bikes had neither traction control nor ABS, and I somehow miraculously lived through the experience. Screw power modes too. Just give us one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,984
Posted By oldoval
I like it. Even has a real passenger seat....

I like it. Even has a real passenger seat. Similar to the Versys 1000, which is a good thing.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,562
Posted By oldoval
This is my Versys before I sold it. Didn't really...

This is my Versys before I sold it. Didn't really suit me because I wanted something for two-up touring, but solo it was pretty fun. They can be had dirt cheap.
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Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,531
Posted By oldoval
Awesome. Early GSXRs and FZRs are some of my...

Awesome.

Early GSXRs and FZRs are some of my favorite bikes. They just look right.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 77,441
Posted By oldoval
I'm not a cruiser kind of guy, but I think it...

I'm not a cruiser kind of guy, but I think it looks great. Price is right too. I'd probably take it over a Sportster.
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Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,538
Posted By oldoval
You're lucky, my wife would really like an MV...

You're lucky, my wife would really like an MV Agusta Brutale 800 as her first street bike. :huh

It's hard to talk someone into something they're not really interested in, but I'm a big proponent...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,393
Posted By oldoval
Follow up... Saturday I got to take a 15 minute...

Follow up... Saturday I got to take a 15 minute test ride on the new Caponord followed by the same test on a new Mutlistrada 1200S. Here are my observations.

The Capo was up first.

Walking...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,393
Posted By oldoval
http://www.motorcycle.com/ Has a review of the...

http://www.motorcycle.com/ Has a review of the new Capo against the Multistrada and the Ninja 1000. They rip the Capo for poor suspension action, poor handling, and poor fueling. The video is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 267,528
Posted By oldoval
Uh, OK. Cool story. .

Uh, OK. Cool story.

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Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 386,754
Posted By oldoval
They just put it up on the Honda site. Here's the...

They just put it up on the Honda site. Here's the link.....

http://powersports.honda.com/street/adventure.aspx

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 125,950
Posted By oldoval
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http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Landscapes-2014/i-DxRb68m/0/XL/IMGP9209-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 109,279
Posted By oldoval
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http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Landscapes-2014/i-9mkkgdP/0/XL/IMGP9211-XL.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,418
Posted By oldoval
Yep, look at other dealers, no good reason to pay...

Yep, look at other dealers, no good reason to pay over retail. I would guess that in a few months when the season starts winding down you will find V-Stroms well below retail.

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Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By oldoval
Sorry to hear about that. Don't give in just...

Sorry to hear about that. Don't give in just yet...the bitchy wheel gets the grease.
I work with insurance companies on a daily basis..... I've learned to lower my expectations.

Edit: There are...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,418
Posted By oldoval
As John said I too would come to a different...

As John said I too would come to a different conclusion than you. BMW has already had a rash of switch problems with their new design. Some owners are on their 3rd or 4th set of switches in...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,418
Posted By oldoval
I'm in a similar boat right now as I too am...

I'm in a similar boat right now as I too am shopping for my next bike.

A friend just bought a new GS Adventure. Awesome bike. Love the motor, tons of torque everywhere, great suspension, light...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By oldoval
Again, I'm curious to see how this plays out....

Again, I'm curious to see how this plays out. Keep us posted, good luck.

As far as bikes, I can't think of another bike that fits your needs better than the Wee. You could take your insurance...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By oldoval
Retail on an '05 DL650 is $3200. You sure you're...

Retail on an '05 DL650 is $3200. You sure you're going to get $4-5K ?? I'm curious to see how this plays out.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 175,903
Posted By oldoval
You're not serious are you? Many Yamaha FJRs,...

You're not serious are you? Many Yamaha FJRs, Honda STs and Goldwings, Kawasaki Concours, etc. with over 100k. Bikes that at the time of their production had complicated technology and structures.
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Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,948
Posted By oldoval
Life is much more enjoyable when you remove the...

Life is much more enjoyable when you remove the stick from your ass.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,948
Posted By oldoval
Bazinga !! :lol3

Bazinga !! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,371
Posted By oldoval
Go here. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/ ...

Go here. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/

There are side case brackets available (SW Motech Quick-lock) that will let you fit just about any hard bags that Givi, Hepco, Krauser, etc. makes. This is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,371
Posted By oldoval
SV will be a sportier riding position than the...

SV will be a sportier riding position than the V-Stroms and feel like a much smaller bike. Bar backs can bring the bars to a similar position but the seat to peg distance will still be tighter and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,948
Posted By oldoval
Not running down anyone's choices, nor am I dick...

Not running down anyone's choices, nor am I dick swinging, my current bike has a whopping 26 HP. Don't need to make myself look smarter either....I'm already a genius and painfully good looking.
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Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,948
Posted By oldoval
So by the Honda apologists way of...

So by the Honda apologists way of thinking.....Yamaha should neuter their engine so it gets better gas mileage, add 77 lbs of lead weight, and charge $800 more than they are currently asking in order...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,371
Posted By oldoval
660 would refer to ABS/Dry most likely. Other...

660 would refer to ABS/Dry most likely. Other sites quote similar if not exact specs as Wikipedia for each bike. Regardless, the 1100 is not significantly lighter by any stretch of the imagination. A...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,371
Posted By oldoval
Wikipedia ST1100 Non ABS 635 Dry Wikipedia...

Wikipedia ST1100 Non ABS 635 Dry
Wikipedia ST1300 Non ABS 631 Dry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_ST1300

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_ST1100


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Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,371
Posted By oldoval
The ST1100 and ST1300 are almost identical in...

The ST1100 and ST1300 are almost identical in weight. I think some specs actually show the 1300 lighter. It is an often repeated myth that the 1100 was lighter.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,371
Posted By oldoval
You mentioned the ST1100. Why not the ST1300?...

You mentioned the ST1100. Why not the ST1300? They've been around since '03 so the prices are getting pretty low. I sold my '06 in 2009 for $6800 when I was in a bind. :cry You may end up getting one...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By oldoval
Pssst... ...

Pssst...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831026

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Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 175,903
Posted By oldoval
I saw a new Wethead parked at the library here in...

I saw a new Wethead parked at the library here in Cedar City, UT. Was backed into the space so I didn't see where the plates were from. Nice looking bike in person. First one I've seen come through...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 427,867
Posted By oldoval
Has anyone here tried adapting a powered gyro to...

Has anyone here tried adapting a powered gyro to a helmet? Something like this is made for quadcopters but could easily be adapted for a helmet mount.
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Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 405,167
Posted By oldoval
JerryH is in here because you guys are...

JerryH is in here because you guys are entertaining. You're like the Bigfoot crowd.....you want so hard to believe. :lol3

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