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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 728,052
Posted By Dalmatino
This has to be one of the most mechanically noisy...

This has to be one of the most mechanically noisy bikes ever.:baldy

After 3 1st generation Vstroms I was really hoping that Suzuki was going to make this motor quieter but instead it's worse.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,091
Posted By Dalmatino
Thought I'd bring this back to life. 99...

Thought I'd bring this back to life.

99 going through a makeover/upgrade
http://dalmatino.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-Motorcycles/i-8DT23rp/0/L/20150325_125213-L.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,254,967
Posted By Dalmatino
Somebody else is on the ball lol...

Somebody else is on the ball lol...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 131,337
Posted By Dalmatino
Lol I was quite aware of it but its the first...

Lol I was quite aware of it but its the first I've seen the patent.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 131,337
Posted By Dalmatino
I had a couple of DR650's. Love them and the...

I had a couple of DR650's. Love them and the whole concept of them, but as you said when doing any sort of a highway stretch it's a bitch.

I also came to a realization that I really don't like...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 728,052
Posted By Dalmatino
A real nice setup and a good choice on the size....

A real nice setup and a good choice on the size. I like :beer
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 728,052
Posted By Dalmatino
Those Jesse bags? Got a pic from behind and how...

Those Jesse bags? Got a pic from behind and how do you like the setup?
Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 131,337
Posted By Dalmatino
Honda just patented their new ADV bike. This...

Honda just patented their new ADV bike. This could be Interesting.

http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/honda-just-patented-its-new-adventure-bike-1691098678
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 131,337
Posted By Dalmatino
Test rode the tiger. Loved the chassy but just...

Test rode the tiger. Loved the chassy but just didn't have any love for the triple. After years of owning all motor configurations and style of bikes I just find that certain motors feel right in one...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 131,337
Posted By Dalmatino
I'm waiting and hope it looks just like that. ...

I'm waiting and hope it looks just like that.

700-800cc and 75hp
450lb wet.
20l tank at least.
8"-10" suspension travel.
19" wheel front, 17" rear tubeless spokes.
Roomy enough for 2 up...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,541
Posted By Dalmatino
how about this instead? ...

how about this instead?


http://dalmatino.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-Motorcycles/i-S6SGCDF/0/L/91gix3-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,541
Posted By Dalmatino
Now what fun would that be :lol3 I had...

Now what fun would that be :lol3

I had all the keys in my possession lol...

I'm eying couple as we speak (05black and 06 b&w). Waiting for prices to drop lol.
Hard to justify a hard...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,583
Posted By Dalmatino
Oh man you got some deal on that!! Wonder if...

Oh man you got some deal on that!!
Wonder if the gixxer 1100 water cooled motor would fit ?
Definitely one of the better looking older sport tourers with great ergonomics.

What province out west...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,541
Posted By Dalmatino
Don't listen to him, I'm 6' 2" and having those...

Don't listen to him, I'm 6' 2" and having those same bikes the 05 is the best & most comfy sport bike ever :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,583
Posted By Dalmatino
Comfy but bagged suspension and very buzzy for a...

Comfy but bagged suspension and very buzzy for a Suzuki motor.
B12 or gixxer1100 much nicer.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 180,859
Posted By Dalmatino
Love this bandit! ...

Love this bandit!

http://dalmatino.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-Motorcycles/i-7kx922P/0/L/2014_intermoto_SUZUKI009-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,826
Posted By Dalmatino
This

This
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,669
Posted By Dalmatino
I was wondering how long it be before you got...

I was wondering how long it be before you got your 2 cents worth in this thread :D.
Guess who I was talking about? Did I get the physical facts right? :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,669
Posted By Dalmatino
After 35 years of motorcycle riding mostly all of...

After 35 years of motorcycle riding mostly all of it revolving around sport bikes my understanding of term "sportbike" is a street legal race replica.

If it don't have "Clip-ons" it is not a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,669
Posted By Dalmatino
I haven't owned an RC51 mostly because I rode...

I haven't owned an RC51 mostly because I rode buddy's ferly sorted one for a good duration and decided that I wasn't all that interested.

Although either bike is more than enough for any mortal...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,669
Posted By Dalmatino
I'm 6' 2" 32" inseam and was 215 and 47 when I...

I'm 6' 2" 32" inseam and was 215 and 47 when I had that 05 back in 05-06. It was the most comfortable "sportbike" I've owned and I had plenty of all sorts.
The complete package is quite amazing...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,669
Posted By Dalmatino
05 - 06 Gsxr1000. Doesn't get much better than...

05 - 06 Gsxr1000. Doesn't get much better than this especially now for 4-6k.

http://dalmatino.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-Motorcycles/i-V7VWxBw/0/L/DSC00636-L.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,396
Posted By Dalmatino
I'm thinking that's probably do to better...

I'm thinking that's probably do to better suspension on the Vee2.
So a good shock and redone front forks on a Wee2 with 30lbs less would probably make it even better in tighter stuff. Just assuming...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,396
Posted By Dalmatino
Never thought I'd ask this but, how much...

Never thought I'd ask this but, how much difference is there in the gas mileage between the two?
And, Under average all around riding which bike feels lighter/nimbler?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 728,052
Posted By Dalmatino
Best way would be for an after market shock with...

Best way would be for an after market shock with ride height adjustment.
Usually they come with 12-15mm further adjustment over stock. First you will get more height from a better properly setup...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,566
Views: 728,052
Posted By Dalmatino
Hey DRV, can you give us few more pics of the...

Hey DRV, can you give us few more pics of the whole bike and different angles...thanks
Jessie's might be the ticket...looks good.
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,260
Posted By Dalmatino
Nah, not at all !! All the same, I said...

Nah, not at all !!

All the same, I said "TRY" to stay away from both :D
But If I just had to, it be Air cooled Duc a doodle :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,260
Posted By Dalmatino
From experience, I try to stay away from both!!

From experience, I try to stay away from both!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,803
Posted By Dalmatino
Wow, I spent all that time typing a book while...

Wow, I spent all that time typing a book while those 6 lines sum it up perfectly lol..

Yes looks like we do, and nowadays it seems there's a lot more of like minded than ever before.

Your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,803
Posted By Dalmatino
Well Bob I had to exaggerate a little bit to get...

Well Bob I had to exaggerate a little bit to get the point across lol.

But!
I was reluctant to go on, but out of genuine sadness (state of things) I must, just a bit.

Our little riding thing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 37,318
Views: 9,790,998
Posted By Dalmatino
It wasn't me I swear, I'm never that responsible...

It wasn't me I swear, I'm never that responsible :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-27-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 81,086
Posted By Dalmatino
What wind screen is that? It looks good and like...

What wind screen is that? It looks good and like it works good too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37,318
Views: 9,790,998
Posted By Dalmatino
Flame away lol.. ...

Flame away lol..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cjnmNGtH7A
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-23-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,942
Posted By Dalmatino
I did 17s on my DL1000. It was a huge improvement...

I did 17s on my DL1000. It was a huge improvement in handling and braking. Bike is long gone now but still have the wheels and all the set up stuff if anyone is interested.

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,888
Posted By Dalmatino
Ooops, never mind I just realized that you found...

Ooops, never mind I just realized that you found that they are bent under the bottom triple.

Options...look for another set of used forks on ebay or from wreckers but good luck.
Buy new fork...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,888
Posted By Dalmatino
It don't look like the forks to me but it is hard...

It don't look like the forks to me but it is hard to tell from pics.

The fender looks too far away from the tire and it looks to me like maybe a rock got between the tire and the fender bending...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 107,602
Views: 21,464,270
Posted By Dalmatino
Todd900ss, thanks for the generous offer but I'm...

Todd900ss, thanks for the generous offer but I'm planning on going all black bodywork. I just wish I could get it in mat finish like the Accerbis tank.
Also after putting some riding time in this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,803
Posted By Dalmatino
It's all very simple sir. It simply...

It's all very simple sir.

It simply boils down to attitude towards life.
Europeans and many other people around the world still have "Balls" in regards to life and living it without always...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 107,602
Views: 21,464,270
Posted By Dalmatino
I started too, with parts, but haven't got into...

I started too, with parts, but haven't got into the bike yet.

Got a set of 07 gsxr 750 front forks . Had them fully redone with 20mm extensions to meet the proper length for the bandit. Also got a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 107,602
Views: 21,464,270
Posted By Dalmatino
I was in the same boat. Had to open up a yahoo...

I was in the same boat. Had to open up a yahoo email account to get in.
There's a lot of info there and a bunch of real friendly guys but the admin is a real strict pain in the ass.
You need to...
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