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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3,848
Views: 803,235
Posted By oalvarez
Ha! Congrats young man! You've waited a long...

Ha! Congrats young man! You've waited a long time for this, good for you. I think you made a fine choice, it's a hecuva motorcycle and the value is phenomenal at current prices. You're going to...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,317
Posted By oalvarez
super solid info, and as i thought, there...

super solid info, and as i thought, there probably will never be one definitive answer.....thanks for those thoughts :deal.......i've owned nakeds....a few.....some did a nice job with the wind at...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,317
Posted By oalvarez
Funny the timing. Motorcycle Consumer News just...

Funny the timing. Motorcycle Consumer News just put out a report on the 2015 R1200R. Each of the three riders liked the overall package but took issue with the suspension and wind blast (human sail)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3,848
Views: 803,235
Posted By oalvarez
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-02-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 244,279
Posted By oalvarez
the Capo is starting to pique my interest; why is...

the Capo is starting to pique my interest; why is it that there aren't many/any "new" bike owners reporting here? is it due to the low production numbers or non-popularity of the bike itself? maybe...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,317
Posted By oalvarez
I think we're saying the same. For the riding...

I think we're saying the same. For the riding that I'm doing is'd rather be riding the Tuono, hands down. If my riding included long distances than I'd rather have a more dedicated open road bike,...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,317
Posted By oalvarez
Thank you! It may look the part and definitely...

Thank you! It may look the part and definitely has the motor to back up the claim but in reality the bike only goes as fast as I want it to. I really, really want to like the R12R but I'm not yet...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-01-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,330
Posted By oalvarez
Love this.

Love this.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-01-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,317
Posted By oalvarez
switched gears and opted for a 2016 Tuono Factory...

switched gears and opted for a 2016 Tuono Factory instead.......the RS is still in the running as a second bike, if not a Multistrada.

liking yours more and more. ;)
Forum: Road Warriors 07-01-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,317
Posted By oalvarez
Likes all of the new touches!

Likes all of the new touches!
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,062
Posted By oalvarez
Speaking of wired wheels only. Which takes back...

Speaking of wired wheels only. Which takes back to the point of it being a $10,000 price point bike (or less). Smaller block motor, shite suspension fore and aft, tubed wheels, not even an...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,062
Posted By oalvarez
Well, tubeless, wired wheels do exist (not...

Well, tubeless, wired wheels do exist (not certain if for the same wheel config), and almost identical in looks......albeit at a higher cost.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,654
Posted By oalvarez
I think the two reports above are spot on, at...

I think the two reports above are spot on, at least I would tend to agree with most all of their comments. Have test ridden the R1200R, the R1200RS, owned a 2014 Multi (it's really not all THAT...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,062
Posted By oalvarez
Exactly....Don't forget the tubed wheels on some...

Exactly....Don't forget the tubed wheels on some of the models as well.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-24-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,330
Posted By oalvarez
There is a "first problems" thread over at...

There is a "first problems" thread over at Ducati.MS that will tell you just that.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,062
Posted By oalvarez
My bad....."$10,000 and under," "low price," "low...

My bad....."$10,000 and under," "low price," "low end"
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,062
Posted By oalvarez
It is, just like the T100, Triumph or Ducati...

It is, just like the T100, Triumph or Ducati Scrambler. They're offered with down market componentry, and require less materials to build, you know, to help keep the cost down.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,062
Posted By oalvarez
Exactly my point. You're right in...

Exactly my point.



You're right in asking that, there are none, I'm pretty sure of it. But in truth, the drivetrain (other than the gearing) isn't all that different (if not the same) than...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-21-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,062
Posted By oalvarez
No disagreement. Fun little cruiser. Looks the...

No disagreement. Fun little cruiser. Looks the part. Lots of character. Brings back the feeling of yesteryear. Perfect for lazy days and getting about. Easy to own and work on. Simple. If one...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,062
Posted By oalvarez
right there with ya. it's all about the looks,...

right there with ya. it's all about the looks, has little to do with the ride, i've been saying this for years. those that buy these bikes do so for a very specific reason, rarely ever does it have...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 192,743
Posted By oalvarez
I thought some of us did a good job of answering...

I thought some of us did a good job of answering your questions down to measuring the tank for you, well at least I thought so! :D In case others are wondering,

...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,062
Posted By oalvarez
got it....if so, then no comparison...

got it....if so, then no comparison whatsoever....from both a fit/finish, parts, and ride standpoint. you were right to suggest such in that case, and to give the V7 a test ride as well.

so...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-20-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By oalvarez
What it's all about. Congrats and enjoy your new...

What it's all about. Congrats and enjoy your new bike!
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,062
Posted By oalvarez
Have owned a V7 and many BMWs. The V7 is a...

Have owned a V7 and many BMWs.

The V7 is a price point bike and it shows and rides like one. The OP did not state what BMW bike he/she wanted it compared to. So it's hard to make valid...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By oalvarez
You got it! it's funny...

You got it!

it's funny though......everyone "love your bike" until it comes time to sell it and get paid for it........ :1drink
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By oalvarez
Correct! You probably saw the current...

Correct!

You probably saw the current model year, the 2015 Tuono V4R, at least that would be my guess. Those are outfitted with a Sachs suspension bits, wear cast aluminum wheels, offer a...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By oalvarez
Yes/No me thinks. All Aprilia bikes are...

Yes/No me thinks. All Aprilia bikes are different, and I will agree that they're not the most confidence inspiring of the Italian marques. The demand for THIS motorcycle (the Factory version) here...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By oalvarez
Thanks all. Hoping that it arrives on Wednesday...

Thanks all. Hoping that it arrives on Wednesday in time for a Father's Day weekend ride.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,832,748
Posted By oalvarez
well, i wanted it two days ago.....tried to buy...

well, i wanted it two days ago.....tried to buy one locally and they were all out (all dealers in the region)....found one down in San Diego and nabbed it (didn't want to wait a month for the next...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By oalvarez
nabbed one over the weekend.....can't find them...

nabbed one over the weekend.....can't find them anywhere, five bikes sold at my local dealership over the course of a few days......the Factory version......i love its specs, have owned a RSV4 so...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 288,877
Posted By oalvarez
^ Did you check the sag both front and rear...

^ Did you check the sag both front and rear before doing so? Adjusting the rear preload (if needed) may have yielded similar results.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 202,599
Posted By oalvarez
Any Multistrada should be able to garner 200...

Any Multistrada should be able to garner 200 miles when ridden "responsibly," no difference with the new 2015 model. New owners are reporting in excess of that.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,653
Posted By oalvarez
not to get off topic, but the new liquid cooled...

not to get off topic, but the new liquid cooled R1200R bikes are exhibiting the same.......or in other words, it is a very common problem, and perhaps fueling related as the poster above seemed to...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 202,599
Posted By oalvarez
to be honest, it's probably too early to tell on...

to be honest, it's probably too early to tell on the new bikes, and there's also a chance that the bike was designed to accommodate such.....2nd gen bikes didn't seem all that affected by it, but the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 202,599
Posted By oalvarez
A helmet will fit in the MTS' left side pannier,...

A helmet will fit in the MTS' left side pannier, i don't think that's the case for the right side (exhaust). However, you could employ a top box that would accommodate one as well.

The MTS...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,317
Posted By oalvarez
and there's always the owners manual that so many...

and there's always the owners manual that so many folks don't seem to reference. but hey, that's why portals like this exist!
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 613,138
Posted By oalvarez
Thank you, Leaf. I love the big twins too, have...

Thank you, Leaf. I love the big twins too, have owned many, even a V4. I could see why you'd feel the way you do about the Motus.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 495,191
Posted By oalvarez
i haven't heard of this problem with the R1200R...

i haven't heard of this problem with the R1200R bikes (the RS bikes are still too new).....is it due to the ECU/air-fuel ratio-mapping differentials? that's the only difference i think there is (are...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,166
Posted By oalvarez
GSA if you want all of the BMW bells and whistles...

GSA if you want all of the BMW bells and whistles coupled with the bigger tank, if you can handle the higher weight and larger size . Make sure of this.

If you don't require such, then the GS,...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 613,138
Posted By oalvarez
I bet they would've sold all their allotment if...

I bet they would've sold all their allotment if they started here. :deal
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