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Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 104,936
Posted By CBRider
I suspect it may be because of this: ...

I suspect it may be because of this:

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2012/11/21/manufacturers/bmw/european-parliament-makes-abs-mandatory-tighten-emissions-standards-by-2016/
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,656
Posted By CBRider
I've noticed many threads on this forum where...

I've noticed many threads on this forum where guys are quick to jump on Jerry for almost anything he writes. As you can see in Jerry's original post about the carb kit, which I quoted below, he...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 104,936
Posted By CBRider
Thanks Paul. Thanks kerkemon. If your...

Thanks Paul.



Thanks kerkemon. If your spelling of knee pad$ mean expensive, you're right. Luckily, my deal on the bike included big discounts on accessories.

Your W looks nice. I really...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 104,936
Posted By CBRider
I hope so, because I traded my W650 for a new V7...

I hope so, because I traded my W650 for a new V7 Stone last month!

I really loved my W650 and put 37,000 miles on it, but I was ready for something different. Can't say if the Guzzi is as reliable...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 954,858
Posted By CBRider
I think people who live like that are happy and...

I think people who live like that are happy and at peace with themselves. They are rich beyond words.

Thanks for taking us along with you John.

Clyde
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 169,597
Posted By CBRider
Come on now, tell us what you really think! :rofl

Come on now, tell us what you really think! :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,458
Posted By CBRider
I'm not saying that the V7 wouldn't benefit from...

I'm not saying that the V7 wouldn't benefit from a suspension upgrade. My point is that many who buy a new bike have already decided the stock suspension isn't adequate for their use. They base that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,458
Posted By CBRider
I think that a lot of people who buy a new bike...

I think that a lot of people who buy a new bike think their suspension sucks only because they read about it on the Internet or in a magazine.

The money I save from not buying new suspension will...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,458
Posted By CBRider
Thanks for checking that. What year model...

Thanks for checking that.

What year model is your bike? I think starting in 2013 the tank capacity went up slightly.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,458
Posted By CBRider
One intake valve was very slightly tight.

One intake valve was very slightly tight.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,669
Posted By CBRider
Congratulations on your new bike. Those new Royal...

Congratulations on your new bike. Those new Royal Enfields are beautiful. Have fun with it! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,458
Posted By CBRider
Thanks Penderic! I might install one on my bike.

Thanks Penderic! I might install one on my bike.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,458
Posted By CBRider
Nice looking bike Penderic. How do you like...

Nice looking bike Penderic.

How do you like your center stand? Is it easy to rock the bike up onto it?

Also, does your side stand work ok with it? The catalog says the US style side stand must...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,458
Posted By CBRider
The service manual calls the transmission the...

The service manual calls the transmission the gearbox. That one makes sense!



Since I've only had my bike for 10 days and 750 miles, I'm not the best source on this, but 80 feels solid and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,458
Posted By CBRider
No, they all use different weights and...

No, they all use different weights and quantities.

Oh, and the rear end is not really a diff, as it only drives one wheel. :D
The Guzzi service manual actually refers to the rear end as the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,458
Posted By CBRider
A new V7 owner's perspective

Here are a few thoughts about my new V7:


During the 600 mile break-in, I’ve varied the speeds and loads put on the engine. So far the fuel consumption has been 52 mpg. I always reset the trip...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,458
Posted By CBRider
Picked up my new V7 Stone last week, and did the...

Picked up my new V7 Stone last week, and did the 600 mile service on it yesterday. Valve adjustments couldn't be easier.

I traded my W650 on it, and so far I like the Guzzi even more than I did...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 481,739
Posted By CBRider
Oh noooooooo! Another tire thread! :lol3 By...

Oh noooooooo! Another tire thread! :lol3

By the way, what kind of oil are you guys running? :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 954,858
Posted By CBRider
Juanito, informe paseo fabuloso!

Juanito!

Thanks for taking me along through your writing and photos. It must be lots of trouble to find Wi-Fi and keep us up to date on your travels, but it is much appreciated.

I sent...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 481,739
Posted By CBRider
I think dodgierogie is in Australia.

I think dodgierogie is in Australia.
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 481,739
Posted By CBRider
Can you get to the oil filter and drain plug to...

Can you get to the oil filter and drain plug to change the oil without removing the bodywork under the engine?
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 481,739
Posted By CBRider
A local dealer here has 2014s with ABS and no ABS...

A local dealer here has 2014s with ABS and no ABS in stock in white.
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 435,388
Posted By CBRider
I know, I know. If someone buys it I'll probably...

I know, I know. If someone buys it I'll probably regret it. :dunno

I'll go stand in the corner now...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,972
Views: 310,648
Posted By CBRider
That is also primarily due to taxes.

That is also primarily due to taxes.
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,972
Views: 310,648
Posted By CBRider
They have a VAT tax over there. I think it's 20%....

They have a VAT tax over there. I think it's 20%.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value_Added_Tax_%28United_Kingdom%29
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 435,388
Posted By CBRider
I like to know what time it is. :D Actually,...

I like to know what time it is. :D

Actually, I always reset the trip meter when I gas up, and like to keep the trip mileage visible so I always know my fuel status. I attached the watch there with...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 435,388
Posted By CBRider
My 2000 W650 hit 35,000 miles today. I've had it...

My 2000 W650 hit 35,000 miles today. I've had it since new, and all I've ever had to do to it is change the oil/filter, tires/tubes, and one valve adjustment at 27,000 miles. Oh, and the rear fender...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,622
Posted By CBRider
I think the retro style bikes just look right. I...

I think the retro style bikes just look right. I guess because that's what bikes looked like when I started riding. I bought my 2000 W650 new in 2002. This is a bike I don't think I'll ever sell.
...
Forum: Hacks 11-30-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,053
Posted By CBRider
Thanks for all the opinions. I'll probably be...

Thanks for all the opinions. I'll probably be looking for one with the 2wd.
Forum: Hacks 11-29-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,053
Posted By CBRider
How important is 2 wheel drive

I've never ridden a bike with a sidecar, but have a growing interest in getting one soon. Been riding motorcycles since the early 1970s. I'm thinking about a Ural, primarily because they have a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,122
Posted By CBRider
Very nice bike! I hope one day Kawasaki will...

Very nice bike! I hope one day Kawasaki will import them to the US. I've had my 2000 W650 since it was new and it now has well over 30,000 miles. It's the only bike I've ever had that I will never...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 693,374
Posted By CBRider
I probably should have kept this one... ...

I probably should have kept this one...

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i476/W650A2/DSC00893a.jpg
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,968
Posted By CBRider
While riding his hack in the snow He made his...

While riding his hack in the snow
He made his approach way to slow
But then being clever
With the two-wheel drive lever
Was soon again back on the go
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,142
Posted By CBRider
I always enjoy your mountain ride photos Mr....

I always enjoy your mountain ride photos Mr. Cob... Thanks for posting.
Forum: Hacks 11-19-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,276
Posted By CBRider
Fabulous photos, Mr. Cob. Thanks for posting...

Fabulous photos, Mr. Cob. Thanks for posting them. You say that your rig isn't fast or pretty, but I think functional is the best kind of pretty there is...

CBRider
Forum: Hacks 11-02-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,447
Posted By CBRider
Hello Mr. Cob, Fabulous photos you treated...

Hello Mr. Cob,

Fabulous photos you treated us to there. We have none of that kind of scenery here in Central Texas.

I have ridden only two-wheeled bikes for 40 years or so, but sidecar rigs...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,902
Posted By CBRider
I agree on the taxes and registration part, but...

I agree on the taxes and registration part, but not all dealers charge for delivery and set-up. I have purchased a number of new bikes since the mid 1970s and while I have paid delivery charges on a...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,852
Posted By CBRider
Maybe the seller is just suspicious of handing a...

Maybe the seller is just suspicious of handing a bike worth large sums of money over to a stranger.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 435,388
Posted By CBRider
The float O-ring is part # 92055-1518 The...

The float O-ring is part # 92055-1518
The float valve is part number 16030-1057

Those may be the only parts you need to take the carb apart and clean it up and re-assemble.

If you need other...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 435,388
Posted By CBRider
I've purchased OEM stuff (like my rear fender)...

I've purchased OEM stuff (like my rear fender) from Rocky Mountain. Priced below MSRP and they ship fast.

Here is the link...
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/
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