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Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,259
Posted By vato_loco
I too rode an S1000RR at the California Superbike...

I too rode an S1000RR at the California Superbike School. Twice. There's no doubt that the BMW was fast, smooth, an excellent handler, and did I forget to say, fast? But it's also true that when I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,481
Posted By vato_loco
Those are some serious numbers over stock, which...

Those are some serious numbers over stock, which is around 65 or so. Not bad, Jon. :ricky
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,481
Posted By vato_loco
I'll probably keep the stock exhaust for the time...

I'll probably keep the stock exhaust for the time being. Actually, the stock Duke is a fairly loud bike when you've revving her to 7K in 2nd & 3rd gears in the canyons like I did this weekend. :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,481
Posted By vato_loco
325 miles as of yesterday (didn't ride today...

325 miles as of yesterday (didn't ride today Saturday).

My first tank of gas yielded 61 mpg. Not bad. :D

The oil through the sight glass indicates max. After perusing the KTM forum, I'll...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,481
Posted By vato_loco
I just picked up a new 2013 Duke 690 a few days...

I just picked up a new 2013 Duke 690 a few days ago. Coming from a 2007 Tuono 1000 R, which I still have & love, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Suffice to say that the Duke is completely...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,936
Posted By vato_loco
Love the Death Valley pix! And that was smart of...

Love the Death Valley pix! And that was smart of you to take extra gallons of gas. I've heard that the V4 Tuonos are thirsty.

A few weeks back my girlfriend & I went camping in DV. Although we...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,608
Posted By vato_loco
Thanks for the review (and oil consumption...

Thanks for the review (and oil consumption concerns, too).

I ride an Aprilia 1000 R Tuono and love it but am seriously considering the Duke 690. So many fantastic bikes out there but not enough...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 84,405
Posted By vato_loco
I had a good experience buying a 1998 Moto Guzzi...

I had a good experience buying a 1998 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100i from Munroe Motors. The service department, however, left much to be desired. After the first service, I rode to Santa Cruz CA and when...
Forum: Vendors 08-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 133,523
Posted By vato_loco
Matteo -- I received the Hurricane H2Out...

Matteo --

I received the Hurricane H2Out pants as scheduled on Monday via DHL. I was a bit concerned about the customs charges that others were dinged with but the delivery went without a hitch. ...
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 133,523
Posted By vato_loco
Matteo -- I just rec'd my Voyager 2 jacket...

Matteo --

I just rec'd my Voyager 2 jacket size M from Revzilla today (ordered it 2 days ago). Although I only had a chance to try it for a few minutes before rushing back to work, my initial...
Forum: Vendors 08-18-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 133,523
Posted By vato_loco
Matteo -- I'm interested in the Voyager 2...

Matteo --

I'm interested in the Voyager 2 jacket.

The smallest size listed at both Revzilla and the Spidi Italian website is Medium.

I'm a skinny guy, about a 36-inch chest (92-cm) and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 91,121
Posted By vato_loco
Some are snubbing their noses at only 158...

Some are snubbing their noses at only 158 rear-wheel hp, but that's 50 more than my Tuono 1000 R (and 50 lbs less too). Anyway, it's not the bike for me. Still, I'm glad it's out there, just like...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 91,121
Posted By vato_loco
Interesting ad but I think I'd keep the beard and...

Interesting ad but I think I'd keep the beard and stay in the shack. Seems like Ducati is saying that in order to own the new Panigale you must conform. Isn't motorcycling all about bucking the...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,177
Posted By vato_loco
RX-Q wind noise :(

I've posted elsewhere about the excessive wind noise with my RX-Q (which has nothing to do with the top vents). The problem lies with the ear pockets. If you wear earphones or use some sort of...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,942
Posted By vato_loco
I just bought an Arai RX-Q and while I'm...

I just bought an Arai RX-Q and while I'm impressed with the fit & finish, this helmet is just plain loud. Way too much wind noise, even with all the vents closed. (I always wear earplugs, too.) My...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,780
Posted By vato_loco
Press DELETE now. I recently sold a...

Press DELETE now.

I recently sold a motorcycle on craigslist but had to sift through tons of e-mails to sort the legit from the scams.
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,570
Posted By vato_loco
Once sorted, my 1997 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100i ran...

Once sorted, my 1997 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100i ran flawlessly and never let me down. I traveled all over California on that bike but unfortunately it was stolen. And after 33K miles I felt that it was...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 58,058
Posted By vato_loco
For some reason the Ducati GT really does it for...

For some reason the Ducati GT really does it for me this morning... :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,832
Posted By vato_loco
I'm averaging about 39 mpg in mixed highway &...

I'm averaging about 39 mpg in mixed highway & backroads riding on my 2006 Tuono 1000 R. Not bad considering that these bikes are known for their thirst...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 37,477
Posted By vato_loco
Excellent deal for $3K. And at 15K miles it's...

Excellent deal for $3K. And at 15K miles it's just starting to break in! Enjoy. :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 585,900
Posted By vato_loco
2006 Tuono R

Empire Grade, near Santa Cruz CA.
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,367
Posted By vato_loco
Although they've expanded & contracted over the...

Although they've expanded & contracted over the years, MotoItaliano, aka Ducati Santa Cruz (CA), knows their Moto Guzzis. Owner Jason Putris is a diehard Guzzi guy and a straight shooter. If you...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 37,477
Posted By vato_loco
I subscribe to MCN and was shocked by this review...

I subscribe to MCN and was shocked by this review to say the least. I remember reading a similar comparison in Cycle World by Peter Egan, who commented favorably on the Guzzi's handling. Although...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By vato_loco
The Caifornia could be a good bike for a newbie,...

The Caifornia could be a good bike for a newbie, but as posted above she might be better off with something smaller & lighter.

Although I've never owned a cruiser bike, I rode a Moto Guzzi Sport...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,184
Posted By vato_loco
BMW sales

Not with Carlos Checa and his non-factory Ducati taking up space on the podium! :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,184
Posted By vato_loco
Fantastic bike and a good choice. I...

Fantastic bike and a good choice.

I attended CA Superbike School last year and rode their S1000RR. Loved the handling & power, even in Rain mode that supposedly limits power to 150 HP at the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,543
Posted By vato_loco
Last weekend we came upon an ST1300 on highway 9....

Last weekend we came upon an ST1300 on highway 9. Although this guy rode well enough in the fast sweepers, as soon as the road started to tighten up I could see that his suspension started...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,630
Posted By vato_loco
Going back to the Pleistocene Age, I owned a 1997...

Going back to the Pleistocene Age, I owned a 1997 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100i. 33K trouble-free miles. Man, I miss that bike...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,633
Posted By vato_loco
Here's another view. You can see the "chip"...

Here's another view. You can see the "chip" beneath the AGV logo... :D
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,633
Posted By vato_loco
I've been wearing the GP-Tech for several months...

I've been wearing the GP-Tech for several months now. It hasn't disappointed.

Weight: A review on YouTube said the GP-Tech in medium (my size) weighed 3.2 pounds. All helmets should be this...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,936
Posted By vato_loco
After 41K miles -- touring, canyon-carving, track...

After 41K miles -- touring, canyon-carving, track days, some commuting -- I finally sold my '03 Falco that I purchased new. I was looking for something completely different and considered an '07...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,062
Posted By vato_loco
This is what happens when you sever the corporate...

This is what happens when you sever the corporate chain. Go Erik!
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,361
Posted By vato_loco
Thumbs up for the Kermit camping chair. Not...

Thumbs up for the Kermit camping chair. Not cheap but has been with me on many road trips, both on & off the bike, as well as on tracks days. Should last forever, too. :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 585,900
Posted By vato_loco
Claudia Cardinale

Uh, is it OK to post this? She's Italian, you know... :wink:

http://www.jsrpages.co.uk/scansc/cardinale/claudia_cardinale_01jsr%20(5).jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,113
Posted By vato_loco
Well, here's Claudia Cardinale on a Honda. Man,...

Well, here's Claudia Cardinale on a Honda. Man, I'd love to have been that bambino... :evil

http://www.rivetrestorations.com/Motorcycles/Pictures/Celeb/ClaudiaCardinale.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,412
Posted By vato_loco
Dang. :evil

Dang. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,328
Posted By vato_loco
Your neighbor's Mille is definitely worth $4500....

Your neighbor's Mille is definitely worth $4500. It's a lot of bike for the money. Having said that, if you really want to haggle you could probably talk him down a bit. Aprilias have terrible resale...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,224
Posted By vato_loco
Although I have Staintunes on my Aprilia, I ride...

Although I have Staintunes on my Aprilia, I ride with the baffles installed. The sound isn't too loud, and with the overall weight savings over stock, the bike just feels better throughout. Having...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 585,900
Posted By vato_loco
Dang.

Dang.
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,522
Posted By vato_loco
I attended CA Superbike School last year (Level...

I attended CA Superbike School last year (Level 1) and rented their S1000RR. It was awesome around the track but also docile enough at lower speeds. I don't think a roadrider could go wrong with one...
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