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Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,220
Posted By KodiakRS
VFR 1200 uses a shaft. VFR 800 uses a chain.

VFR 1200 uses a shaft. VFR 800 uses a chain.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By KodiakRS
The new R1200GS. I owned a MTS1200S and...

The new R1200GS.

I owned a MTS1200S and currently own a 2007 R1200RT. I test rode a wethead GS and liked everything about it except the price tag for a fully loaded one is pretty damn high.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,117
Posted By KodiakRS
Best part about the 2014 RT is that its impending...

Best part about the 2014 RT is that its impending arrival, when combined with end of year pressure on dealers, makes for some smoking hot deals on older bikes. Just picked up this '07 as a Christmas...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16,028
Views: 792,387
Posted By KodiakRS
Took a nice new years ride up south mountain in...

Took a nice new years ride up south mountain in Phoenix yesterday. It was 60 degrees with clear blue skies. Today I get on an airplane to ORD and get greeted with this crap. Why oh why do you guys...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 74,094
Posted By KodiakRS
Going to look at a used '09 with 18k on the...

Going to look at a used '09 with 18k on the odometer. Anything I should look for other than the recalls?

Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,403
Posted By KodiakRS
So I'm thinking about picking up a 2014. I had a...

So I'm thinking about picking up a 2014. I had a 2009 Ninja 650 for a few years and always wondered if I should have had the V instead. I'm still debating used vs. new. There are a lot of lightly...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By KodiakRS
You're not the smartest cookie are you? EVERYONE...

You're not the smartest cookie are you? EVERYONE knows that questions about the forums go in the appropriately titled subforum "Ask baldy, Blame AceRph." It even has the helpful subtitle...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26,082
Views: 4,970,137
Posted By KodiakRS
I'm looking to buy my first ADV bike that can...

I'm looking to buy my first ADV bike that can actually go off road. I used to own a multistada but lets face it, that's a tall sportbike. There's a local dealer clearing out a 2013 white S10 for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,612
Posted By KodiakRS
This is something that greatly annoys me about...

This is something that greatly annoys me about modern motorcycles. The manufacturers all seem to think that a 5.x gallon tank is adequate. For a sport bike O.K. but for a ST bike? Not so much. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,612
Posted By KodiakRS
The Connie is fine for tall guys. Not as...

The Connie is fine for tall guys. Not as comfortable as a big road biased ADV bike the like r1200gs/explorer/tenere ect. but good enough. An aftermarket seat and bar risers may be necessary.

My...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 51,624
Posted By KodiakRS
:scratch The "not a literbike hand me down"...

:scratch The "not a literbike hand me down" engine is the best part of the z. Why would they change it for some peaky super bike engine? Sure it'll pull hard from 120MPH but who the hell wants to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,941
Posted By KodiakRS
2010 Multistrada personal issues list: ...

2010 Multistrada personal issues list:
-Steering lock failure
-Suspension ECU failure
-Rear shock DES failure

Things that have been recalled:
-ABS
-Engine mapping*
-Coolant**
-Rear brake***
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 66,783
Posted By KodiakRS
Hahahahaha, I guess you didn't realize that...

Hahahahaha, I guess you didn't realize that airline pilots are cheap bastards. Do I get an exception if I can prove that my registration date on ADV rider pre-dates my hire date at a certain...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
I had a sargent seat on my 2010 and found it to...

I had a sargent seat on my 2010 and found it to be pretty good. Even with my more than adequate sized posterior.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 63,873
Posted By KodiakRS
Active z1000sx/ninja 1000 thread is over this...

Active z1000sx/ninja 1000 thread is over this way:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=690296&page=58
Forum: Face plant 06-10-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,699
Posted By KodiakRS
I didn't drop my bike in the MSF class. I didn't...

I didn't drop my bike in the MSF class. I didn't drop the first bike I owned either. In fact, I made it 20K+ miles and thought I was invincible, right up until the point I low sided on some gravel*...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,144
Posted By KodiakRS
As cool as this would be the jugs on the side...

As cool as this would be the jugs on the side pretty clearly mark this as an R1200something.
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
Does anyone have any experience putting on bars...

Does anyone have any experience putting on bars with less rise or less sweep? I'm trying to change my seating position from bolt upright to slightly leaned forward.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,117
Posted By KodiakRS
I'm currently in the market for a sport tourer...

I'm currently in the market for a sport tourer and figured I'd ask you guys some questions.

I currently have a multistrada 1200 which I love except for it's insane maintenance and horrible wind...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
Couple of questions: Have any of the TALL...

Couple of questions:

Have any of the TALL guys one here tried the MRA X-creen yet? I'm still having buffeting issues and wonder if the little spoiler doohickey will help.

Also, how hard is...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 106,879
Posted By KodiakRS
Is that the MRA x-creen windscreen on there? If...

Is that the MRA x-creen windscreen on there? If so, how do you like it?
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,146
Posted By KodiakRS
Multistrada 1200: 1. less than 6k miles on...

Multistrada 1200:

1. less than 6k miles on mine and I've already had to replace the suspension ECU, the rear shock, and rear brake master cylinder.

2. There are other reported issues of the...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
How are you tall people dealing with the wind...

How are you tall people dealing with the wind screen buffet issues? I've tried just about everything with no success.
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
Anyone with a tall torso (6'4 and 34'' inseam)...

Anyone with a tall torso (6'4 and 34'' inseam) try the 14'' cee bailey screen yet? I have my puig shorty which is great until you hit interstate speed then it's fairly loud/buffety.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,560
Posted By KodiakRS
Just bought a used 2010 multi with 2100 miles on...

Just bought a used 2010 multi with 2100 miles on it. It's already had 3 major failures and a few minor glitches. My trust in its ability to not leave me stranded is sevearly shaken.

Sent from...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 251,594
Posted By KodiakRS
When I first saw pictures of the GT I wanted to...

When I first saw pictures of the GT I wanted to love this motorcycle sooo badly. It seemed like the perfect tool for my sort of riding. Then I sat on it.

The positioning of the foot pegs makes...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
Any idea what the cost of replacing the rear...

Any idea what the cost of replacing the rear shock is? Bike is a few weeks out of warranty.

If it comes down to having to replace the shock do you think talking to ducati USA will do anything...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
Here's one for you MTS experts. When I picked up...

Here's one for you MTS experts. When I picked up the motorcycle it had the dreaded des pre load error. ECU swapped and all seemed to be fine.

Now only 2,000 miles and 2 months into ownership...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
I'm starting to realize that. I guess I'll just...

I'm starting to realize that. I guess I'll just run a tank/tail bag until I need the extra carrying capacity of the saddlebags in which case I'll take the extra few seconds to bolt on the passenger...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
Just had my first session of "spirited" riding. ...

Just had my first session of "spirited" riding. Apparently the Italians have tiny feet because mine kept running into things. The exhaust, the center stand, the passenger foot pegs, and eventually...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
Obligatory pic from a few pages back ...

Obligatory pic from a few pages back

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1549/img1730yk.jpg
450+ mile day. This is going to be a great motorcycle. Only 3 or 4 minor issues to fix and it'll be...
Forum: Vendors 05-13-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 600,069
Posted By KodiakRS
This may have been answered elsewhere, but how...

This may have been answered elsewhere, but how does the Powershell do in high temps. 100F/40C and above?
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
It's here, it's here! It's red and shiny and IN...

It's here, it's here! It's red and shiny and IN MY GARAGE!!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!! I know I said pictures but really I only stopped riding to gloat a bit on some forums. You'll have to wait.

Had a...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
Frack, called the dealer to confirm all recalls...

Frack, called the dealer to confirm all recalls and SB's had been done and found that only the recalls had been done. Now bike is in the shop until 3PM but I can't get a ride to that part of town...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6,183
Views: 1,281,627
Posted By KodiakRS
Picking up a used 2010 touring tomorrow. Are...

Picking up a used 2010 touring tomorrow. Are there any fixes I need to be aware of other than:

-Low end fueling
-Weak rear brake (the 2012 demo bike felt pretty mushy)
-Leaky bag fix

Anything...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 273,974
Posted By KodiakRS
Planning on picking one of these up in a few...

Planning on picking one of these up in a few weeks. Does anyone know if the akropovich slip on's will have a clearance issue with givi v35's attached to a SW motec rack?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-22-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16,028
Views: 792,387
Posted By KodiakRS
Alright seriously...W....T....F....? 2 days...

Alright seriously...W....T....F....?

2 days ago I had to land in a blizzard and taxi in 3 inches of snow. Tonight I almost had to divert to Cleveland because there's a thunderstorm hanging out by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 79,350
Posted By KodiakRS
The 2010 c14 from kawasaki. They responded to...

The 2010 c14 from kawasaki. They responded to requests to increase the tank range by adding a pretty much worthless Eco mode. Hey dummies, you know what increases tank range? A bigger tank.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-21-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16,028
Views: 792,387
Posted By KodiakRS
As a recent transplant to Chicago from AZ I have...

As a recent transplant to Chicago from AZ I have to say this: WTF is with all this slippery white stuff?
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,228
Posted By KodiakRS
Yeah, my feet are so big they rest on the exhaust...

Yeah, my feet are so big they rest on the exhaust pipes.....
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