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Forum: Road warriors Today, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,708
Posted By mrbreeze
yep, that's kinda what I was thinking too - buy...

yep, that's kinda what I was thinking too - buy the C-spec with the upgraded suspension, then add the mini apes and sissy bar that are accessories for the regular Bolt. Add some hiway pegs and a...
Forum: Beasts Today, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 589,158
Posted By mrbreeze
well, if the Crossrunner is coming, that is good...

well, if the Crossrunner is coming, that is good news. If it sells well enough, perhaps the Crosstourer will come later.

Problem is, the Crossrunner is going to have to compete with the DL1000,...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,699
Posted By mrbreeze
I think it makes more sense for Yamaha to show...

I think it makes more sense for Yamaha to show the FJ09 at EICMA in November. It's probably aimed at the Euro market anyway. I am hoping it comes to the States, and I will be very disappointed if it...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 168,531
Posted By mrbreeze
I love those Google translations. Almost nothing...

I love those Google translations. Almost nothing makes any sense. :lol3

It sounds like they liked the Versys better than the V-Strom, but only by the narrowest of margins - and this was the 2014...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,223
Posted By mrbreeze
I'm hoping it turns out to be something my wife...

I'm hoping it turns out to be something my wife can ride. She is small. She currently has a 450 Rebel (that she has ridden once this year, and that was just around the block). Just the same, though,...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 45,088
Posted By mrbreeze
RED! Why did they have to paint it RED! How am I...

RED! Why did they have to paint it RED! How am I supposed to grow a savings accounts when they are painting it RED!?

Can't wait to see it in meat space....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 334,505
Posted By mrbreeze
the MIGHTY, MIGHTY V-Strom scoffs at you all...

the MIGHTY, MIGHTY V-Strom scoffs at you all...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,223
Posted By mrbreeze
I'm expecting to see a bunch of these on the...

I'm expecting to see a bunch of these on the roads around here in a couple of years.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-20-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 16,818
Posted By mrbreeze
Looking Good, Bruce! Did you go down the...

Looking Good, Bruce!

Did you go down the Trace to get to Mississippi?
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 168,531
Posted By mrbreeze
My old Connie C10 had a DRY weight of 595 lbs....

My old Connie C10 had a DRY weight of 595 lbs. according to Big K - so to me a 549 curb weight sounds pretty light.
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 168,531
Posted By mrbreeze
it's not really a new bike - it's an updated bike...

it's not really a new bike - it's an updated bike finally coming to the US. It has been available in europe and Canada for a few years already. Also it uses a motor that has been around for a while....
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,028
Posted By mrbreeze
good first post Dugly and welcome to ADVRider. ...

good first post Dugly and welcome to ADVRider.

I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new Versys 1000 and the FJ-09. Let the good times roll!
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 1,290,472
Posted By mrbreeze
nice! I wish the Triumph was available here :cry

nice! I wish the Triumph was available here :cry
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 45,088
Posted By mrbreeze
that blurb in whatever language that is (Dutch?)...

that blurb in whatever language that is (Dutch?) mentions EICMA, and it also says it will be called the FJ-09 in the USA. :clap:clap:clap

Man I would think I was in Seventh Heaven if I got to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By mrbreeze
:1drink:D yep. Did my Yellowstone trip on a...

:1drink:D

yep. Did my Yellowstone trip on a DL1000. It was awesome - but I did have a tall windshield on it and a gel saddle.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,708
Posted By mrbreeze
:lol3 me too!

:lol3

me too!
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By mrbreeze
I always try to keep some drinking water on the...

I always try to keep some drinking water on the bike, even if it is warm. I had to sit on the side of the road for a few hours with a downed biker. Thought we were both going to die of thirst before...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,223
Posted By mrbreeze
you make some good points. I wonder if Kawasaki...

you make some good points. I wonder if Kawasaki did anything to "tune" the engine for a different powerband than the Versys or Ninja 650. Hopefully they didn't castrate this thing. It would be funny...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 168,531
Posted By mrbreeze
I heard the same things about the C10 when I...

I heard the same things about the C10 when I owned one - but I got 8 yrs and 100,000 out o f mine. great bike. This new Verysys 1000 looks pretty darn close to perfect to me. I wish it had shaft...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,223
Posted By mrbreeze
well if the salesmen where you are are anything...

well if the salesmen where you are are anything like the salesmen where I am, good luck explaining this....:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 45,088
Posted By mrbreeze
show them your "Honda Parking Only" sign. They...

show them your "Honda Parking Only" sign. They will really enjoy that.
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 168,531
Posted By mrbreeze
$12899 base model $14299 LT plus...

$12899 base model

$14299 LT

plus freight
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,223
Posted By mrbreeze
can't believe no one has said it already - they...

can't believe no one has said it already - they copied Harley!

:rofl

I like it, but it should have a belt.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,973
Posted By mrbreeze
good idea for a thread. I have had several I...

good idea for a thread.

I have had several I liked more than I thought I would, but if had to pick a favorite - Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom. I could ride that bike all day and still want more.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,805
Posted By mrbreeze
you are quite correct in saying that the market...

you are quite correct in saying that the market isn't there yet. I think if Honda continues down the current path, though, it could become a healthy market in another 5-10 years. I can't help but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-13-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 16,818
Posted By mrbreeze
Hey! that looks just like the bike that was...

Hey! that looks just like the bike that was stolen from me just a couple of weeks back!

:evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,805
Posted By mrbreeze
I'm not a new rider. I have been riding for 42+...

I'm not a new rider. I have been riding for 42+ years, so I guess I would fall in the "old fart" category.

I for one, would love to see the DCT in more models, and from more manufacturers. I get...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By mrbreeze
the more I look at these, the better I like the...

the more I look at these, the better I like the Bushtec. I would not be doing off roading with it either. The hitch for the Bushtec looks like it is connected to the frame, which seems like a much...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By mrbreeze
very interesting.... just when I thought I...

very interesting....

just when I thought I was running out of things to spend money on..
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,455
Posted By mrbreeze
too tall too heavy

too tall

too heavy
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,035
Posted By mrbreeze
I'm with you! I have ridden the big bikes....

I'm with you!

I have ridden the big bikes. I had a GL1500 Goldwing, a vulcan 1600 Nomad, a Honda 1300 VTX, as well as a few bikes in the 1000cc range. I don't want any more 600 pound bikes.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By mrbreeze
nearest Suzuki dealer is about 35 miles from my...

nearest Suzuki dealer is about 35 miles from my home, and about 5 miles from my office. I bought my bike at a dealership that is 60 miles away. It doesn't matter. I did take it in to the "local"...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,793
Posted By mrbreeze
personally, I am more excited about all the bikes...

personally, I am more excited about all the bikes you listed, than I am about something like the new Suzuki 1000's - because to me they just look like a warmed over version of a the exact same thing...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 33,343
Posted By mrbreeze
My tentative stops are - Mammoth Cave National...

My tentative stops are - Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky; Kansas City in Missouri (have a friend there); Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas; several national parks in Colorado;...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 38,547
Posted By mrbreeze
IIRC, I had to have my front rim replaced on my...

IIRC, I had to have my front rim replaced on my '09 DL1000 after hitting a pothole. I want to say it was north of $700 just for the wheel.

Insurance paid it, so I don't remember for sure.

It...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,279
Posted By mrbreeze
I'm not getting my hopes up

I'm not getting my hopes up
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 95,539
Posted By mrbreeze
yeah, I had a spare bulb. I just didn't have any...

yeah, I had a spare bulb. I just didn't have any desire to stop on a narrow country road with no shoulders to change it in the pitch black...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By mrbreeze
that's interesting. I am not in the market for a...

that's interesting. I am not in the market for a 250, but I know there is a market for smaller bikes. It seems to be getting stronger all the time, too.
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 1,290,472
Posted By mrbreeze
ctrl - (makes it smaller) ctrl + (makes it...

ctrl - (makes it smaller)

ctrl + (makes it bigger)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6,546
Views: 334,505
Posted By mrbreeze
well, I think I stole a tag out from under Bruce...

well, I think I stole a tag out from under Bruce the other day, and I feel bad about that. And I know who "you know who" is. So maybe I have been playing too much and so others are not going for the...
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