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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,800
Posted By ARDirt
Interesting. I wondered if they would do a mid...

Interesting. I wondered if they would do a mid year launch to defend against Ducati. They have to be ready as I am sure they have been working on it. Just step up the pace and launch plans.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,908,200
Posted By ARDirt
I have ridden without ABS all my life, so yes can...

I have ridden without ABS all my life, so yes can ride without. I believe though since ABS is a safety feature why not wait a few months to get it. But to each their own.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-30-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,908,200
Posted By ARDirt
I basically asked the same question in a new...

I basically asked the same question in a new thread. Wanting a Scram but don't want to buy a new '14 then turn around an sell it in a year for ABS. Might buy a used or 13 close out if I can find...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,800
Posted By ARDirt
Triumph Scrambler 2016

Has anyone heard if ABS will be an option on the Scram in 2016? Am wanting to buy a new Scram but if ABS will be available in 2016 will try and pick up a used one to hold me over. Just don't want to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-28-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,908,200
Posted By ARDirt
Looks good! I appreciate the input from everyone...

Looks good! I appreciate the input from everyone too. Will let you know what I decide. I may come back with more questions though. You all are awesome.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-27-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,908,200
Posted By ARDirt
Hey...I am looking at a 2008 Scrambler with about...

Hey...I am looking at a 2008 Scrambler with about 21,000 miles on it. What should I be concerned about with that many miles? Maybe this isn't a lot of miles on a Triumph but would like your...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 230,340
Posted By ARDirt
We really need to stop the confusion, mistaken...

We really need to stop the confusion, mistaken identity, and expectations. The Ducati Scrambler like all Scramblers is NOT a dirt bike. Scramblers never have been! Although as a kid I treated my...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 230,340
Posted By ARDirt
Agree....I demo'd a lot of bikes at the Bikes...

Agree....I demo'd a lot of bikes at the Bikes Blues & Barbecue rally in September and the most fun bike of all was the Yamaha FZ-07. That was because of the size which has a slightly shorter...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-16-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 230,340
Posted By ARDirt
Awesome! I love going to the woods and riding the...

Awesome! I love going to the woods and riding the aggressive technical stuff on my Honda CRF250x. We have great places for that at White Rock Mountain and other places too. I need something to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-16-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 230,340
Posted By ARDirt
Everyone keeps talking about the bike being...

Everyone keeps talking about the bike being small. The seat height is higher than a Bonneville T100 and the BMW RnineT. Even the wheelbase is close to the RnineT just 1.2" shorter and 2.2" shorter...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,585
Posted By ARDirt
Thanks for the input so far. Am 6" with a 33/34...

Thanks for the input so far. Am 6" with a 33/34 inseam so height doesn't matter. Because majority of the riding will be on the road just don't see the need for the 800 with the 21" front.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,585
Posted By ARDirt
Would You Buy the 700GS again?

I have always liked the F700. Am looking at the 2015 V-Strom 650, 2015 Versys LT and the 700GS. Am also slightly considering the Triumph and New Ducati Scramblers. I am just looking for something...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,666
Posted By ARDirt
Which 2015...V-Strom 650, Versys LT, or BMW 700GS

Ok....these are my considerations today. Have been lusting over the Ducati Scrambler and almost bought a Triumph Scrambler but am looking for a more practical ADV bike. I am an old (55) dirt bike...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-05-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 230,340
Posted By ARDirt
I love it!

I love it!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-12-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,908,200
Posted By ARDirt
No need to use more than 87. Doesn't really get...

No need to use more than 87. Doesn't really get you anything.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,908,200
Posted By ARDirt
[QUOTE=TerryK;24492603]Guys I have had my...

[QUOTE=TerryK;24492603]Guys I have had my Scrambler since 2008 & I love it but in my mind it's not an off road or adventure bike, leave that to the KTM's, BMW's, Yamaha's etc.
Sure it will do dirt /...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-18-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,908,200
Posted By ARDirt
Same bike and write up here in AR. Definitely a...

Same bike and write up here in AR. Definitely a scam.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,616
Posted By ARDirt
I am 6' with a 34 inseam. Felt a bit cramped and...

I am 6' with a 34 inseam. Felt a bit cramped and knees felt high.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,616
Posted By ARDirt
My local dealer just got one in. I sat on it,...

My local dealer just got one in. I sat on it, listened to it run, checked it over, and wiped my drool off it several times. Was in my work close and the weather was a bit to cool to ride without...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,616
Posted By ARDirt
I guess better a troller than a stalker! BTW...I...

I guess better a troller than a stalker! BTW...I have only had one account on here and have never been booted. I usually use the site to get good information from knowledgable posters. Interesting...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,616
Posted By ARDirt
It really is none of your business if someone has...

It really is none of your business if someone has a stipulation that a bike has to have ABS. It is a preference just like choosing to live in Florida. It may seem stupid to some people but it is...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,616
Posted By ARDirt
I don't even know what that means. Really stupid...

I don't even know what that means. Really stupid comment.
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 73,057
Posted By ARDirt
And if you still have your pirate costume from...

And if you still have your pirate costume from Halloween when you were a kid you will save money on clothes.
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,616
Posted By ARDirt
Since the FZ8 does not come with ABS I won't even...

Since the FZ8 does not come with ABS I won't even look at it. Ok, I looked but wouldn't consider because of no ABS. But the CB wins out anyway on looks and has ABS!
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,616
Posted By ARDirt
Was hoping to start seeing some full blown ride...

Was hoping to start seeing some full blown ride test in the March issues of the mags but so far haven't seen anything. If someone see's something please post. This bike is also calling me!!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 110,689
Posted By ARDirt
I would think pricing would be up soon. Check...

I would think pricing would be up soon. Check with your dealer on delivery dates as the vary. Am also looking at the 700 and really like the grey and want all the options.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By ARDirt
Thanks! Was wondering about the F658 to see if...

Thanks! Was wondering about the F658 to see if they will take the horsepower up to the F800.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By ARDirt
When does 2013 infom come out on BMW's?

Just curious if there are going to be big changes before I buy a 2012. Thanks!
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,116
Posted By ARDirt
I disagree with the comment these are not...

I disagree with the comment these are not off-road bikes. They are "Off-Road" if you want to ride dirt roads or groomed trails as in the pictures early in the post. What they are not are serious...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By ARDirt
Triumph Scrambler or Tiger 800ABS or BMW 650GS Twin

Ok, just pondering what to buy. I am a dirt rider mostly and have been riding off road for years. When I was younger I road a Honda Scrambler and loved just exploring backroads on it. Am thinking...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-16-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,908,200
Posted By ARDirt
Love the look of the Matte Black for 2012. Just...

Love the look of the Matte Black for 2012. Just may have to get me one of those. Was considering the 800 ABS Tiger but really love the look of the Scrambler. Just wish they had ABS and it would be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-31-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,674
Posted By ARDirt
2012 Wee or 2012 BMW F650GS

What are your thoughts on this? Pro's / Con's?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By ARDirt
Would you trade your Scram for the new 800?

Just curious what you all think? I had a 09 Bonnie but sold it because I am more of a dirt / adventure rider. Was looking for a Scram but now I think I may wait for the 800. I don't plan to ride...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-21-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21,969
Views: 4,256,287
Posted By ARDirt
Hey Huckleberry...Thanks for the reply. I also...

Hey Huckleberry...Thanks for the reply. I also have been looking at the 650 Twin versus the 800 for the same reason. The height of the bike isn't an issue for me as I am 6' with 34 inseam and am...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-20-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21,969
Views: 4,256,287
Posted By ARDirt
Ok, have to jump in here and ask some questions...

Ok, have to jump in here and ask some questions just for perspective. I have been looking at the BMW's but love these bikes. My question is do you really need the XC if 90% or even 80% of your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 798
Posted By ARDirt
F650GS White Aluminum Pics

Hey does anybody have any pics of the 650 in White Alminum with engne guards. Trying to decide on color and my local dealer only has the blue.

Thanks!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
Posted By ARDirt
ESA or Not

Searched for this but didn't find anything so thought I would ask. Looking at an 09GS that does not have the ESA. Wondering to those that have it or had it, is it really a big deal and a good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-21-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8,076
Views: 2,791,837
Posted By ARDirt
Hey Redleg, I am looking at both bikes right now...

Hey Redleg, I am looking at both bikes right now that you have and trying to decide between them. I am an experienced dirt rider, trails, single track, technical stuff, but am looking for something...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By ARDirt
Thanks! I heard that about the grey bikes but...

Thanks! I heard that about the grey bikes but didn't know if it was true.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By ARDirt
09 12GS Grey Matte

Hey does anybody have the Grey Matte color and how do you like it? Don't want to start a color war but am considering a new 09 and the looked at the Grey Matte which is almost black. Wondered how...
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