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Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,095
Posted By speedisgood
thankyou

Thank you all for the feedback. There is much to ponder in the comments above. I love my V2, and they are an incredible value for the money at the moment. Eventually I think I will be moving to the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,095
Posted By speedisgood
tuono v2 or v4?

I have a 2007 V2 Tuono Factory. I am thinking about making the switch to the v4. I am worried that I will miss the Ohlins suspension and the mid range torque, but I would love more top end rush. For...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,341
Posted By speedisgood
service warning

I have the V2 (2007 factory). The service warning comes on sporadically, and then is off the next time I ride the bike. It seems that the sensors are pretty sensitive, and that this has been an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 588,936
Posted By speedisgood
love these photos

I love these photos. I am planning to drive through the Adirondacks next weekend (coming from Montreal, Canada). In your opinion, which are the best twisty motorcycle roads? Nice lakes are also...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,927
Posted By speedisgood
tuono

I just bought a 2007 tuono factory. Im in love at the moment :D
This thing has way more character than any of the Japanese bikes I have owned....
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 903,653
Posted By speedisgood
my new tuono

http://DSC07257
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,435
Posted By speedisgood
explaining further

in montreal, there are exorbidant registration fees which 'sportbike' riders must pay. there is an official list of which bikes classify as 'sportbikes'. basically, what i am trying to do with my...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,435
Posted By speedisgood
fz1 or tuono

i have recently crashed my 919, and am looking to replace it wiriorityth either a tuono (2003-2008), or an fz1 (2006-2009). i commute in the city, venture into mountain roads each week, and take the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 588,936
Posted By speedisgood
best route?

I have appreciated the photos in this thread. I am planning an upcoming trip through the Adirondacks. Can you tell me which roads are the best motorcycle roads? Which are the ones not to be missed?...
Forum: Canada 05-17-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By speedisgood
great video

awesome video man. Keep up the good work....:D
Forum: Canada 05-09-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By speedisgood
Riding roads near Montreal

Hey,

I have a sportbike, and I am looking for some super twisty riding roads near Montreal. I have three questions:
1. Given the above criteria, what is the best riding road within 1 hour of...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,798
Posted By speedisgood
first gear kilimanjaro

I have been using the same first gear Kilimanjaro jacket for the last 7 years, and it has worked well. I have travelled 70000 kilometers in lots of varied weather -- from freezing to 90+. It has...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,314
Posted By speedisgood
919 for winter

I have been using my honda 919 in the winter. I will ride it down to -5, if the roads are dry. Then, I'll give it a good wash in the spring
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
turbo

I found a thread on wrist twisters about the idea of putting a turbo kit on a 919. Apparently there were a couple of guys in Colorado making turbo kits for about 2400.00. The thread has gone idle,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,408
Posted By speedisgood
you can find 2006 -- 2008 FZ6 with less than 5k...

you can find 2006 -- 2008 FZ6 with less than 5k miles on ebay, for 3000. Also, scout craigslist in the large cities in your area. Basically, there are lots of new bikes that have been sitting in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
and the maintenance intervals (valve check) are a...

and the maintenance intervals (valve check) are a lot more frequent on the triple....
I considered the street triple, but went with the 919 for this reason. I like bullet proof reliability.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
I had a vstrom 650, and now the 919, and I'm 6'3....

I had a vstrom 650, and now the 919, and I'm 6'3. I find the 919 to have plenty of space, and in the city I find it to be much easier to manouver that the Vstrom was. It's weight is more compact, and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
For exhaust, I want something that sounds good,...

For exhaust, I want something that sounds good, but doesn't wake the neighbors when I come home. Does Mivv x meet the requirements -- ie. can it be quiet, when at lower rpm?
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
was the down side of the bafflectomy simply the...

was the down side of the bafflectomy simply the smell, or was there another down side? I have been thinking about doing a bafflectomy as well.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
How have you found the Corbin seat on the 919? I...

How have you found the Corbin seat on the 919? I had one on my DL650, and for that bike it was a big improvement. However I did find it a bit slippery -- every time I stopped hard I would slide...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
I didn't have a problem with buzziness at all. I...

I didn't have a problem with buzziness at all. I purchased the bike in the US and rode home to Canada on it (hyway). It was just as comfortable on the hyway as my DL650 was, except at cruising speed...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
I have noticed, from photos, some 919 riders...

I have noticed, from photos, some 919 riders using Shinko tires. How have these worked? The price is certainly attractive.
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,937
Posted By speedisgood
Many people live in areas where test rides are...

Many people live in areas where test rides are difficult to arrange, and thus base their purchasing decisions on what they
read in bike magazines or on web forums. For example, this was my...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
There are lots of 2006's and 2007's as well....

There are lots of 2006's and 2007's as well. Check craigslist in 5 or 6 major cities -- you will surely find one.
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,937
Posted By speedisgood
This is a really helpful thread, and one of the...

This is a really helpful thread, and one of the reasons why ADV is such a great place
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
Shadow9er, I have heard that these bikes last a...

Shadow9er, I have heard that these bikes last a really long time. I saw one up for sale recently with 80k miles, and still going strong. At 45K you should have a long time to go yet. I do like the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
As mentioned above, the 919 is extremely...

As mentioned above, the 919 is extremely versatile: you can make power practically anywhere in the rpm range, it likes the city and the twisties but can be used capably in anything other than off...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
photos

https://plus.google.com/photos/109910915204718375408/albums/5812284780109482913/5812284781510422450?banner=pwa&authkey=CKWT55TTmKyfHA

Here is a photo. The bike is a 2002 and has 3000 miles on it....
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 56,429
Posted By speedisgood
honda 919

I just bought a used Honda 919, and it is a blast to ride. I live in the city, and the power at low rpm is wonderful -- you can dart where you need to be at any point in the rpm range. The bike...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8,884
Views: 1,429,556
Posted By speedisgood
Honda 919 please

I just bought a 2002 honda 919 with only a few miles. It has Olins suspension installed. This thing is so much fun! I'm in motorcycle heaven :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 388,540
Posted By speedisgood
answers?

so, is this the best ride report ever?

I think so. Any opinions?
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 388,540
Posted By speedisgood
Best Report Ever

This is the best ride report that has ever been on ADV. Any opinions on this?
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,661
Posted By speedisgood
One thing to think about is how do you plan to...

One thing to think about is how do you plan to cover distance -- that is, do you plan to drive for 600 -- 1000 miles in a day, wait a week in one location, then repeat; or, do you plan to travel 250...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,661
Posted By speedisgood
suzuki

If you get the suzuki you won't need to worry about a dealer network....it will be the most reliable;)

People will start conversations about almost any bike.....

There are bikes that make you...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,682
Posted By speedisgood
Best City Bike?

I need to buy a bike for commuting in the city (Montreal, Canada). The commute is 10kms each way, all city stop and go. What is the best bike for this purpose?

I have been thinking in two...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,760
Posted By speedisgood
ultimate sleeper

What is the ultimate sleeper for in the city commuting? ie. Looks average, goes like a ******
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 1,918,318
Posted By speedisgood
best thread

I have been following ADV since 2005. This is the best thread I have followed.
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,712
Posted By speedisgood
great video

Fabulous onboard video. I'll give you a free cigar for that, if you like, when you get back to montreal:
davessite1@hotmail.com
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,209
Posted By speedisgood
the Wee is bulletproof

I have put 60k on my wee and have never even had the valves inspected. I change the oil every 2000 miles, and drive everywhere at about 100 mph....(no really)....sometimes faster. I have had no...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,948
Posted By speedisgood
awesome

Ok, that was awesome. We need more Russians on here
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