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Forum: Beasts 06-23-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,873
Posted By ro9397
I read nothing but praise about the motor in the...

I read nothing but praise about the motor in the Triumph 675, then rode it. Yes, the 675 motor's top end is tits: unintentional wheelie at freeway speed-WHAT? But below adequate low end torque, too...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,873
Posted By ro9397
G650GS Sertao vs. Tiger 800XC?

I owned about 80 bikes. This bike will be riden solo only.

I'll test ride both bikes shortly, but only on pavement. I lean to the Sertao for cost, styling (Tiger looks fairly ugly to me in...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 4,367,496
Posted By ro9397
Another of many nice "Tuning Fork" niche bikes...

Another of many nice "Tuning Fork" niche bikes from decades past is the '82-'83 XZ550 Vision. I had several of both years. The dual front disc, full fairing 83 had fairing vents easily switchable...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 4,367,496
Posted By ro9397
U kidding? I've never worked so hard since I...

U kidding? I've never worked so hard since I retired and started a business!
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,085
Posted By ro9397
if the price is that good the only downside is a...

if the price is that good the only downside is a rod bearing or similar. If the motor sounds ok ride it home, check off all routine maintenance & fget about it till you sicken of it & get something...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,085
Posted By ro9397
Hated mine. Sold after three weeks. With all...

Hated mine. Sold after three weeks. With all due respect, price shopping is IMHO one of the worst traits in all of capitalism. Spoken from experience as I've done it endless times. Buy what you...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 121,194
Posted By ro9397
Here's your larger capacity HM fuel tank!

It's called the '09 Monster 1100; about $13k for the tank, attached to free new bike. Overall performance should be just about identical. Maybe not quite the HM mystique, but not a bad looker.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 75,792
Posted By ro9397
It costs more, but I love the all-new Ducati 696...

It costs more, but I love the all-new Ducati 696 (NOT the current 695) due spring '08. Estimated MSRP low-$8k range; 80hp/355lbs. Sweeet!
...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10,258
Views: 1,323,174
Posted By ro9397
Any pics or links to the water cooled motor my...

Any pics or links to the water cooled motor my friend mentioned?

Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10,258
Views: 1,323,174
Posted By ro9397
"Could have been" is an interesting quote. Yes,...

"Could have been" is an interesting quote. Yes, of course, as a general isolated statement...absolutely, unequivocally true.

But as a good friend says: "All generalizations are false, including...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10,258
Views: 1,323,174
Posted By ro9397
Caponord: a face only its mother could love! ...

Caponord: a face only its mother could love! Caponord's appearance compared favorably to the Stelvio only by owners of white canes & readers of Braille books!
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,995
Posted By ro9397
Looks like I'll just have to drive the 4 hours NE...

Looks like I'll just have to drive the 4 hours NE to Boise after the '08 TE510 & TE610 are both available.

Who wants to go over the ton on a 247 lb bike? Not me! Think the 510 might feel...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10,258
Views: 1,323,174
Posted By ro9397
Man, the 8-Valve Grisso in current CW looks just...

Man, the 8-Valve Grisso in current CW looks just plain bitchin! CW says best handling Guzzi ever by a wide margin if memory serves. It's way leaned over (head on) in the pic. Sweeeet!
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,995
Posted By ro9397
Man I HATE this. Went to my favorite grocer...

Man I HATE this. Went to my favorite grocer today Smith Marketplace in Logan....picked the '08 dirt Buyer's Guide (Dirt Bike mag?)....whadaya see on the Kay Tee Em page....?????

New 530...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,995
Posted By ro9397
I'll tell Bill Motometal sends greetings! ...

I'll tell Bill Motometal sends greetings!

When Bill first mentions he's getting another 125 I'm thinking how does a guy 6-6 fit a 125....then remembered we're talking dirt bikes w/ 36" seat...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,995
Posted By ro9397
WOW! Aces to you mate! I might look for a similar...

WOW! Aces to you mate! I might look for a similar deal (but would settle for a somewhat lesser deal). What kinda shape is she? I've bought too many new vehicles over the years to want to take another...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,995
Posted By ro9397
"Yes, I tried it once....but didn't...

"Yes, I tried it once....but didn't inhale!"
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10,258
Views: 1,323,174
Posted By ro9397
You guys will love this. I've owned now best I...

You guys will love this. I've owned now best I can estimate around 70+ bikes. Had a little piece of paper at a firehouse I worked at 25 years ago that was up to about 42 & stopped counting after...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,995
Posted By ro9397
Tech question: Can a wider-range gearset fit the...

Tech question: Can a wider-range gearset fit the '08 TC510? I.E. Would 610 gears fit a 510? Tell me yes. Go ahead & lie, as long as you say yes. (admit the lie though...)

Please say it's so!
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10,258
Views: 1,323,174
Posted By ro9397
An acquaintance was previously way up the food...

An acquaintance was previously way up the food chain at the Ducati importer. He of course owns the requisite Ducati 998 (or 999?) race-replica, a track bike, a great dirt bike, etc.

He got what...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10,258
Views: 1,323,174
Posted By ro9397
Ray Hope above is sign of good changes. Owned...

Ray
Hope above is sign of good changes. Owned two moderately recent Guzzis.

A guaranteed recipe for melt-down failure is charging $120 & special order for a brake handle. Countless hours...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-09-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 28,966
Posted By ro9397
Anyone else up here near Logan? All I need's a...

Anyone else up here near Logan? All I need's a bike! (Waiting for the new F800GS or Ducati 696 or used S2R w/ GSXR1000 fork/radial brake conversion or...) Longest spell w/o a bike since I started...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10,258
Views: 1,323,174
Posted By ro9397
Is mine supposed to curve backward like that?

Is mine supposed to curve backward like that?
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By ro9397
Thanks. I had forgotten that navigating...

Thanks. I had forgotten that navigating Ducati.ms is very different for "guests" vs. logged-in registerd members.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By ro9397
man I'm older/dumber than I thought! I searched...

man I'm older/dumber than I thought! I searched a few minutes ago & the latest entry was a couple weeks ago. Do me a huge favor & post the link here for a senior-almost citizen?
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 121,194
Posted By ro9397
What the pros say about the HyperMotard...

My buddy built a pro AMA SuperMoto bike, second in total points at season's close. It's not like I need more people shopping for the same bike, but here's his words re. Ducati 1100S HM:

"...A...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 108,544
Posted By ro9397
Bought new '99 SS 900. Rev limiter tested...

Bought new '99 SS 900. Rev limiter tested regularly, meaning every Sunday morning & most days in between. Valve lash clearance first checked by pro race bike tuner at 12k+ miles; all clearances w/i...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By ro9397
Ducati MS has no posts re. HyperMotard in the...

Ducati MS has no posts re. HyperMotard in the last two weeks. What's the best forum for this model? I hate the Ducati list, to difficult to read.

Thanks bro's.

PS: "Don't taze me bro'"
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
no hiccups ever '00 R1150GS 37k miles...

no hiccups ever '00 R1150GS 37k miles...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
ADVrider website can send BMW the bill after the...

ADVrider website can send BMW the bill after the server melts down from the traffic.

Hey,
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
The deposit contract.....

Can you hear your dealer laughing when you request a specific color? He laughs hard then gets a seriously grim look on his face & states:

"I'll take your deposit. Within one business day after...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
Kevrider: My bad: loosing weight,...

Kevrider:



My bad: loosing weight, waist getting smaller but arms/back/chest getting bigger. Three sets of 24 push-ups (+ a bunch of other excercises) three times per week, 12-15 miles on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
I am due to visit the Bay Area for a baby due to...

I am due to visit the Bay Area for a baby due to be born around that time frame. Hope it happens during the show.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
What's the wet curb weight w/ full fuel tank for...

What's the wet curb weight w/ full fuel tank for F800ST?

Are the doubter dooofuses still thinking it's photoshopped?

20 pages in 2 days since the first real pic was posted!
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
Laugh I'm 6-3, 235 lbs (loosing mass/gaining muscle),...

I'm 6-3, 235 lbs (loosing mass/gaining muscle), 34" inseam, work out 6 days/week. Fast on pavement; little dirt experience but dirt is my destiny because of my new geographical location.

On...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
I'm screwed. How the heck do I NOT buy a...

I'm screwed. How the heck do I NOT buy a mandarin/black 800GS? Wasatch trails, trails between Bear Lake & Jackson Hole, track days at Miller Motorsports...oh & of course going 'round squids on 89...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
Yes, according to independent professional total...

Yes, according to independent professional total number of visits for warranty work, correct, BMW are an unreliable brand overall (per MCN-USA reports circa '02-'03). Still, my particular 2000...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
Earth to doubters:...

Earth to doubters: http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/news.html

Tor posts many professional photoshops & always identifies them as such; conversely he has never ever published a picture identified...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,356,627
Posted By ro9397
Wut he said...maybe

Wut he said...maybe
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 87,446
Posted By ro9397
Fine, if it's a light-duty touring bike, what the...

Fine, if it's a light-duty touring bike, what the heck's it doing w/ spoked wheels & tubes? Street bikes gave that crap up, oh....about a quarter century ago....And what the heck street bike has 19"...
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