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Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,892
Posted By BigBoPeep
That's the Termi setup for this bike. -

That's the Termi setup for this bike.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,549
Posted By BigBoPeep
Uh... Wha...? ...

Uh... Wha...?

http://www.eurosports.net/inventory/v1/Current/Triumph/Adventure/2014-Tiger/Sport--Coopersburg-Pennsylvania---1555551

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Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By BigBoPeep
It seems like most people complain about them,...

It seems like most people complain about them, but they worked well for me, and I used them all the time. They are pretty wide by themselves, but they integrate pretty well into the frame. I think...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By BigBoPeep
Yeah, I invested in the Ca Cycleworks project....

Yeah, I invested in the Ca Cycleworks project. Even though I sold the bike, I'm glad I helped get it off the ground. The Multi really is a unique bike. Part of me wants to look for an 1100, whenever...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By BigBoPeep
Keep an eye on that gas tank! I just sold my 1000...

Keep an eye on that gas tank! I just sold my 1000 a month ago, and any problems I had with it were related to ethanol. Replaced it with a Concours 14 and, while that is a stonkin' spaceship of a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 474,514
Posted By BigBoPeep
Try State Farm. I was really torn between the...

Try State Farm. I was really torn between the Conc and the FZ, and SF quoted pretty much the same for both, which was not very much at all. Geico quoted me $1600 for the FZ. Hahahahahaha. Geico.
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,125
Posted By BigBoPeep
Uh, not that I have enough money to care... but...

Uh, not that I have enough money to care... but is that the new Buell behind the Strom? Yowsa.

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Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,702
Posted By BigBoPeep
Ethanol has wrought serious havoc on my 04....

Ethanol has wrought serious havoc on my 04. Dissolved the epoxy holding the wires in the fuel pump flange, causing intermittent contact; dead bike,live bike,dead bike. Maddening to diagnose. I've...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 474,514
Posted By BigBoPeep
Well, it does mention "special chassis...

Well, it does mention "special chassis components", "radical cornering" and the fact that the "special parts mean that you can even run harder and faster". I doubt just plastic would help that bash....
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 474,514
Posted By BigBoPeep
Worked for me. Reading the fine print, it looks...

Worked for me. Reading the fine print, it looks like the Street Rallie is an "S" version of the 09 modified by the dealer.
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 19,621
Posted By BigBoPeep
What the hell? This is the only image I can find...

What the hell? This is the only image I can find that looks like the bike in the vid, and it's a pic of a printed page? On a Spanish KTM website, no less. How does this thing make it to print before...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,125
Posted By BigBoPeep
That was an awesome sentence. .

That was an awesome sentence.

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Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 474,514
Posted By BigBoPeep
Apparently, emissions restrictions don't apply to...

Apparently, emissions restrictions don't apply to the music box industry yet. Maybe they're trying to invoke the rz350.

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Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 474,514
Posted By BigBoPeep
Given the attire and the tone of the video, I...

Given the attire and the tone of the video, I would guess a harder-edged sport bike. A 100+hp post-apocalyptic music box doesn't say adventure to me. I would love to be wrong.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 474,514
Posted By BigBoPeep
Probably better than the rear brake on my Ducati.

Probably better than the rear brake on my Ducati.
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,022
Posted By BigBoPeep
In my experience, you have to really want it. But...

In my experience, you have to really want it. But then, I bought a doomed and abandoned model.
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,039
Posted By BigBoPeep
I have to agree with your decision. My motorcycle...

I have to agree with your decision. My motorcycle use is similar to yours, and the Multi has had me frustrated at times. I had a Wee for 5 years before the Multi, and it served me very well. My...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,039
Posted By BigBoPeep
My tank was in a state of expansion for at least...

My tank was in a state of expansion for at least 3 years before it started leaking, which was in December. I happened to run into Ducati's Northeast rep at the NYC Cycle World show, and he just said...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,039
Posted By BigBoPeep
The gas tanks on these are prone to expansion...

The gas tanks on these are prone to expansion from ethanol, and it appears this one has expanded. Look at the rear view of the bike. The fact that the two red rear cowl pieces are not flush with the...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,668
Posted By BigBoPeep
Before you do anything, head over to...

Before you do anything, head over to multistrada.net and read and read and read.

I have an 04 1000 that I bought in June 2011 when it had 10k mi on it. The Multi has been my dream bike since it...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,746
Posted By BigBoPeep
I had to work very hard to get less than 50mpg on...

I had to work very hard to get less than 50mpg on my Wee. I would routinely stretch it to 270 miles before filling up. I get the mileage you're getting with my 1000 Multistrada, and that bike does...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,680
Posted By BigBoPeep
Seriously, you don't know the Buell story? ...

Seriously, you don't know the Buell story?

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/81/835/Motorcycle-Article/2006-Buell-Ulysses-First-Ride.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5i7JDNACtI


When the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,077
Posted By BigBoPeep
I was thinking that might be the case, but I...

I was thinking that might be the case, but I talked to the dealer today, and they're pretty sure it's a shorted wire in the aforementioned $1000 fuel flange. Their mechanic thinks he can set it right...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,077
Posted By BigBoPeep
I have an '04 Multi. If you take it to a dealer...

I have an '04 Multi. If you take it to a dealer for routine maintenance, it will most likely be pretty expensive. If you are comfortable doing your own work on your bikes, you should have no problem,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 586,302
Posted By BigBoPeep
Part of me misses the anonymity. A very, very...

Part of me misses the anonymity. A very, very small part.


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Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 586,302
Posted By BigBoPeep
Hey, man, you're stealin' some of my thunder! Now...

Hey, man, you're stealin' some of my thunder! Now NOBODY'S gonna notice Herm's bike.

My espresso maker:

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w468/ranchofm/P1000963.jpg

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Forum: Beasts 09-06-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,070
Posted By BigBoPeep
Motorcycles are awesome.

Well, for me, it means the machine is more engaging. I don't anthropomorphize machines either. I don't name my bikes. Or my guitars. But some objects are more of an experience than others. Some...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,070
Posted By BigBoPeep
Yep, same experience here. Had a Wee for 5 years,...

Yep, same experience here. Had a Wee for 5 years, set up exactly as I wanted it. Took me everywhere I wanted to go. Sold it recently for an 04 Multistrada. Thought I would look wistfully back at the...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,960
Posted By BigBoPeep
Pair the fork brace with a straighter, stiffer...

Pair the fork brace with a straighter, stiffer handlebar, and you will enjoy your Strom much more. Unless you're the type of rider who likes barbacks. Then you probably won't notice the benefit of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,878
Posted By BigBoPeep
When the original Multistrada came out, it hit me...

When the original Multistrada came out, it hit me right in the head. Everything about it was what I thought a street bike should be... for me, of course. I finally got an '04 a few weeks ago, and it...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,327
Posted By BigBoPeep
Lotta guys ride Triumphs in my area. They are...

Lotta guys ride Triumphs in my area. They are solid bikes.

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Forum: Beasts 10-21-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,327
Posted By BigBoPeep
Ergos: It looks like Triumph has matched the...

Ergos: It looks like Triumph has matched the comfort and ergos of the Wee. I just hope the seat-to-peg distance is greater. I understand that it may be an adjustable seat? My legs have always been...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By BigBoPeep
If street riding is your focus with gravel an...

If street riding is your focus with gravel an occasional necessity, just get good road tires and learn how to ride gravel. You'll be fine.

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Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,428
Posted By BigBoPeep
Yeah, no kidding. I've been using my lunchtime at...

Yeah, no kidding. I've been using my lunchtime at work to Photoshop various panels white on this thing. First thing I would do if I could afford one.



Yep. Sigh. Guess I should stop...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,955
Posted By BigBoPeep
First off, you have your mountain bike attached...

First off, you have your mountain bike attached to your motorcycle. Awesome.

The Wee will trounce yer cruiser in every way, dammit! Engine, handling, comfort, ability, usefulness, looks are up to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,198
Posted By BigBoPeep
I'm in your camp, moto. Dumbass alleged name,...

I'm in your camp, moto. Dumbass alleged name, too. Ducati's ad campaign should include Sigourney Weaver battling this thing with a flamethrower. And maybe a "facehugger" helmet offered in the DP...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,305
Posted By BigBoPeep
From what I understand, there is a different...

From what I understand, there is a different model of Trailwing for dual-sport bikes. They are the ones that got the bad rep, for whatever reason, and that just stuck with the street-biased TW's. I...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,893
Posted By BigBoPeep
My boss bought a V-star 650 a couple of years...

My boss bought a V-star 650 a couple of years ago, and since he didn't even have a permit yet, I had to ride it to his house. No offense to the V-star, but I was blown away by how much better the...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,093
Posted By BigBoPeep
I'm in the exact same boat. I've had a Wee for 3...

I'm in the exact same boat. I've had a Wee for 3 years, but have always lusted after the Multi. Finally got a chance to ride an '04 last weekend. I am 5'11", 150#, 32" inseam, and as I have always...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,770
Posted By BigBoPeep
I have to admit to needing a certain amount of...

I have to admit to needing a certain amount of practicality from a bike, but just the fact that this thread is pretty much equal parts love/hate indicates that Confederate has accomplished something....
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