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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By MariusD
Reason not to buy one:

Because a Victory cross country costs the same, weighs the same, but comes with a full fairing and hard bags.:evil
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By MariusD
Now that is an increadible road trip! Siberia and...

Now that is an increadible road trip! Siberia and mongolia?! Holly cow! I'm in for this ride! Now, less talk, more pictures :clap
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,931
Posted By MariusD
For starters get a 46l top box. It will not add...

For starters get a 46l top box. It will not add much weight but will add alot of storage capacity. For daily commuting you wont need nor want side bags and you can decide then how much more storage u...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,230
Posted By MariusD
Sounds like there could be a 700 tenere adv bike...

Sounds like there could be a 700 tenere adv bike and a street bike based on that 850 tripple. It makes sense to build the two bikes since you already have the engines for them. The tenere 700 wouldnt...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By MariusD
I seriously doubt the 650 gets redesigned. It...

I seriously doubt the 650 gets redesigned. It came out in 2012, so it'll only be 3 years old in 2015. Maybe minor stuff gets updated, but I definitely dont think there will be an all new 650.
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,648
Posted By MariusD
Nice! Congrats on the new strom and welcome to...

Nice! Congrats on the new strom and welcome to the club. :freaky

You guys should bring a tow rope next time u go offroading like that. That vstrom might get stuck :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 23,126
Posted By MariusD
Well done red9. I'm a big fan of what tesla is...

Well done red9. I'm a big fan of what tesla is doing and their ideas, but at the end of the day, sales numbers dont lie, so they better bring that econo box for $20k to market, or they may just run...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,377
Posted By MariusD
That is quite interesting actually. Makes you...

That is quite interesting actually. Makes you wonder if they pay less attention to what the market "wants" and just build bikes they themselves actually want to ride. Could that be the secret sauce...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,373
Posted By MariusD
This is where a lot of discussion goes on about...

This is where a lot of discussion goes on about making them:
http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-2012/126593-windscreen-buffeting-2012-dl650-appendix-1-custom-deflectors.html


Here u can buy ones...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,373
Posted By MariusD
Those deflectors seem to be the missing link for...

Those deflectors seem to be the missing link for a lot of people. I'll either make some or buy from one of the people who sell them.
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 249,284
Posted By MariusD
Its rediculously hot and humid now... not the...

Its rediculously hot and humid now... not the best time to be stuck in traffic on an aircooled bike... so therefore I run the vstrom more often. But a cold beer in the french quarter cures most of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,377
Posted By MariusD
I have to agree, they seem pasionate and...

I have to agree, they seem pasionate and knowledgeable. I use to pop my head into their store every once in a while when I had more free time cuz I work in the area, but havent actually bought...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 249,284
Posted By MariusD
There has got to be someone in Australia who does...

There has got to be someone in Australia who does custom touring motorcycle seats. Ask and search around. Custom seat guys normally use the stock seat pan but reshape it and pad it to your liking, so...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 249,284
Posted By MariusD
That blue color looks fantastic on that bike. Its...

That blue color looks fantastic on that bike. Its rare too, which makes it even more beautiful to me :D
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,373
Posted By MariusD
Whether or not you have buffeting depends on the...

Whether or not you have buffeting depends on the mods on your bike. If you have stock handlebars in the stock location then you should be fine with an aftermarket screen. However, if you get risers...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,042
Posted By MariusD
Based on what you say youre looking for in a bike...

Based on what you say youre looking for in a bike it sounds like you should try the guzzi ntx. If you have a good guzzi dealer close enough, it could be the perfect fit for u.
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 235,640
Posted By MariusD
That seems like an amazing price if there are no...

That seems like an amazing price if there are no add on fees. This is one of the bikes on my bucket list of owning some day and at that price some day would probably be sooner rather than later.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,884
Posted By MariusD
If the additional plastic also keeps some of the...

If the additional plastic also keeps some of the heat off the rider than its a big win in my book, besides its also more esthetically pleasing to my eye. I guess that latter part is a personal thing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,884
Posted By MariusD
Regardless of the rif-raf this bike is generating...

Regardless of the rif-raf this bike is generating amongst the monster fans. To me it seems ducati improved the bike in all respects. Better seating position, lower heat, higher performance. I think...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,648
Posted By MariusD
You make a good point. There definitely appears...

You make a good point. There definitely appears to be a concensus amongst adv crowd that in the price range of the vstrom there really isnt anything that beats it in terms of overall...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,648
Posted By MariusD
Even though i am a big fan of the vstrom, If a...

Even though i am a big fan of the vstrom, If a used s10 is within the budget, I too would pick it over the vstrom for 2 up duty.
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,648
Posted By MariusD
The 650 vstrom will do it, but the stock seat...

The 650 vstrom will do it, but the stock seat will not work for long distance. Maybe the airhawk might help... but id still recommend budgetting in a nice custom seat, if for no other reason than to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,242
Posted By MariusD
The best way to get a measurement is by taking...

The best way to get a measurement is by taking oil temperature. But it looks like your bike doesn't have an oil cooler, so that makes it a bit of a challenge. Might be possible to rig up the oil...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,242
Posted By MariusD
If the rebel doesn't have an oil/ engine temp...

If the rebel doesn't have an oil/ engine temp gauge, you really should install one, if at all possible. You at least want to know if temps get out of control, otherwise you could burn this thing up...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,242
Posted By MariusD
I'm all about doing more with less, but this...

I'm all about doing more with less, but this sounds like a stress test to find the weakest link, a bit dangerous.

The stated carrying capacity for the rebel is just at 350lb. The both of you...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By MariusD
My god... I didn't realize that the newly updated...

My god... I didn't realize that the newly updated klr 650 is still carbed. Wow... I guess it needs to meet a price point so FI makes it too expensive. Still, hard to believe this day and age. The...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,645
Posted By MariusD
I've nver owned a guzzi, so no comments on it,...

I've nver owned a guzzi, so no comments on it, but Victory seems to be darn reliable. Mine has only had one issue, at the 5 year mark a rubber intake spacer corroded and cracked. Replaced it myself...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,645
Posted By MariusD
Victories are smooth and a real pleasure to ride,...

Victories are smooth and a real pleasure to ride, if you'd rather enjoy the ride, the strong and smooth pull of the engine, rather than some other vibratory input from the bike. For that reason I am...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By MariusD
Have u tried the ultimate universal do it all...

Have u tried the ultimate universal do it all bike: the klr650?! sounds like exactly what youre looking for. Unless you're short.

A drz400 also does highway, and might be a bit lighter.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,651
Posted By MariusD
That should be fun. Report back as well.:evil ...

That should be fun. Report back as well.:evil

What's really surprising me as I read through more old threads and peoples experiences traveling longer distances on dynas is that the FB seems to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,651
Posted By MariusD
I'll let you know. Used low mile Switchbaks seem...

I'll let you know. Used low mile Switchbaks seem to be available for around $12k in the years 2012-2013, which seems pretty darn reasonable as far as Harleys go. I really like the idea of this bike,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,651
Posted By MariusD
No, didn't ride it. It was late and close to...

No, didn't ride it. It was late and close to closing time. I stopped there only because it's on my way home. I know what you mean though, they smooth out a good bit once you get moving. The thing...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,482
Posted By MariusD
This morning just confirmed that this stock seat...

This morning just confirmed that this stock seat will not work at all with high bars (for me anyway). The best way to describe the experience is imagine sitting on a medicine ball while holding on to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,651
Posted By MariusD
I stopped by an HD dealer on my way home to look...

I stopped by an HD dealer on my way home to look at the SB. I honestly thought it was very nicely laid out for my frame (6ft). It felt like it could be a very light and capable bike. I cranked it up...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,651
Posted By MariusD
You people have me doing homework on the...

You people have me doing homework on the switchback now. I am finding less and less reasons not to like it. Especially since it looks like everyone who is 6ft( my height) experiences no buffeting...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,651
Posted By MariusD
Thanks for letting me know. Sounds like quality...

Thanks for letting me know. Sounds like quality control is still an unmastered art at HD. :huh

Me getting a HD is a probably a long shot, but I will be checking the switchbach out when I have a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,651
Posted By MariusD
Looks like for 2014 only the 8-ball and the...

Looks like for 2014 only the 8-ball and the classic cross roads are available. You might be able to find a 2013 left over some place.
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,058
Posted By MariusD
So I had to call and find out. Turns out, of...

So I had to call and find out. Turns out, of course, it's a mistake. They said they *wish* it was coming here, but no dice. Bummer...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,651
Posted By MariusD
Really... hmmm. It's looking very interesting as...

Really... hmmm. It's looking very interesting as a daily commuter. It's relatively light, but comfy and seems to be able to pack the basics you need on a daily basis. I can't believe I'm getting...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,651
Posted By MariusD
Not a big hd fan myself, but man that switchback...

Not a big hd fan myself, but man that switchback is one good looking bike. And it looks like it could be pretty fun and nimble since it doesnt have the bulk and weight of the rk. But I bet those bags...
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