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Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 517,075
Posted By BigBoPeep
Yeah, it's 20 miles away from me. Damn. -

Yeah, it's 20 miles away from me. Damn.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 300,493
Posted By BigBoPeep
How about kerfuffle? Will kerfuffle work? I...

How about kerfuffle? Will kerfuffle work?

I was coming off some epic fuel issues with my Multistrada when I got the Conc, so when it started bucking violently within days of me buying it, I was...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 300,493
Posted By BigBoPeep
It wasn't the pump. Check out that thread. The...

It wasn't the pump. Check out that thread. The filter gets gummed up and traps a lot of crap until it can't flow gas very well at lower pressures (when the tank is getting low). The bike I bought (@...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 300,493
Posted By BigBoPeep
I've had an 08 since April. If you're looking at...

I've had an 08 since April. If you're looking at an 09, definitely keep the fuel filter debacle in mind. Mine ran great until the bottom of the first tank. My symptoms, as well as the fix, were...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,742
Posted By BigBoPeep
Well, in that case, that is one sorry-ass...

Well, in that case, that is one sorry-ass windscreen.



Yeah, I was really hepped up on the FZ09 to replace my first-gen Multistrada (best bike I've ever ridden, worst object I've ever owned),...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,742
Posted By BigBoPeep
Blast! I am a fraud. -

Blast! I am a fraud.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,742
Posted By BigBoPeep
Keep in mind these are quick and dirty (I'm at...

Keep in mind these are quick and dirty (I'm at work, dammit!) and not really accurate, but it looks like a little more leg room, taller bar, and definitely more substantial subframe. Oh, and of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,742
Posted By BigBoPeep
Well, if you're talking cosmetics, then yeah,...

Well, if you're talking cosmetics, then yeah, that rendering of the BMW looks fantastic. The Yamaha is still kind of looking like a turd.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,742
Posted By BigBoPeep
If this is the new Yamaha we're looking at, it...

If this is the new Yamaha we're looking at, it seems to me that this wouldn't be the final production version. The front fairing, windscreen and handguards don't really look finished. Also, it looks...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,742
Posted By BigBoPeep
Not very sexy, but functionally, this is almost...

Not very sexy, but functionally, this is almost exactly what I wanted Yamaha to do with it. If this is, indeed, IT.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,175
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: 67,788
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: 2,252
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: 2,252
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: 2,252
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: 2,984
Views: 517,075
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: 2,985
Views: 520,540
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: 13,980
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: 2,984
Views: 517,075
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: 2,984
Views: 517,075
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: 20,613
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: 2,985
Views: 520,540
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: 2,984
Views: 517,075
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: 2,984
Views: 517,075
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: 2,984
Views: 517,075
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: 6,274
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: 2,112
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: 2,112
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: 2,112
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: 1,843
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: 1,789
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: 21,106
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: 4,155
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: 4,155
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: 2,430
Views: 611,784
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: 2,430
Views: 611,784
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: 18,205
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: 18,205
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: 5,037
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: 16,026
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...
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