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Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By mountainmeterman
Thanks to everyone for the helpful replies.

Thanks to everyone for the helpful replies.
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By mountainmeterman
Well, if it is sold, and if he can't be bothered...

Well, if it is sold, and if he can't be bothered to return a phone call to a respondent to his still-posted ad, then it's probably best I did not get involved with him in the first place.
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By mountainmeterman
I left him a message with some questions, and he...

I left him a message with some questions, and he has not returned the call. Maybe he is not so motivated to sell.
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,255
Posted By mountainmeterman
My wife argues that LV fashion bags are of high...

My wife argues that LV fashion bags are of high quality and last a very long time. I argue that they last only because women treat them very carefully because of what they cost. Once they buy that...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By mountainmeterman
Yes, another "should I buy it" thread

I would greatly appreicate if anyone would kindly and knowledgably advise me on a potential purchase. 1995 R100RT Classic. Just under 30k miles. Owner claims immaculate condition, but does not...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 26,227
Posted By mountainmeterman
I currently ride a DL1000 that has a heavy...

I currently ride a DL1000 that has a heavy hydraulic clutch control combined with abrupt throttle at slow speed. I would not miss manual shifting at all. I don't see the point if a machine can do it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 26,227
Posted By mountainmeterman
I keep a perpetual list of bikes to look for on...

I keep a perpetual list of bikes to look for on the used market in a few years, and the 2012 VFR1200F DCT is on that list. I guess I am in the minority in that to my eye it is a gorgeous machine. I...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 616,004
Posted By mountainmeterman
You know, I did take your comment too literally,...

You know, I did take your comment too literally, and there was no need for responding like I did. Sorry, I didn't mean to act like an ass.
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 616,004
Posted By mountainmeterman
Anecdotal evidence in the face of the obvious,...

Anecdotal evidence in the face of the obvious, only to make a clownish argument. If "it is all in the rider", I guess we should simply buy the bikes that look prettiest to us with no consideration...
Forum: Vendors 10-02-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,544
Posted By mountainmeterman
Russel Group Buy at Vulcan Baggers Forum

For those who missed out on this group buy (like me), there is another Russell group buy being coordinated over at:

http://www.vulcanbagger.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30504

If interested, you...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11,842
Views: 1,602,016
Posted By mountainmeterman
Ooooooh.

I stopped at Moto Int'l today in Seattle and sat on their 2012 NTX. Tony was gracious towards me even though I informed him that I was not a sales potential for them today. To me, the NTX is much...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11,842
Views: 1,602,016
Posted By mountainmeterman
Yes, they have a very good reputation, and that...

Yes, they have a very good reputation, and that little shop sells lots of bikes. I have stopped in a couple of times.
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 616,004
Posted By mountainmeterman
Caribou's have the option. I love mine (on a...

Caribou's have the option. I love mine (on a Strom).
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 616,004
Posted By mountainmeterman
I'm not so keen on the faux aluminum finish on...

I'm not so keen on the faux aluminum finish on the cases. I assume a few scuffs and it will look like crap, much worse than plain old honest polymer cases.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 616,004
Posted By mountainmeterman
Thank you. My frustration with Honda just ticked...

Thank you. My frustration with Honda just ticked up a notch.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 616,004
Posted By mountainmeterman
Out of these acronyms: R12GS 238.4/251.8 ...

Out of these acronyms:

R12GS 238.4/251.8
MT12 223/231
CT 261.2/269
SMT 203.6/216.6
NTX 267.2/277
TEx 258.2/271.4
ST 260.4/271.2
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 616,004
Posted By mountainmeterman
I'm going to jump in on this love-fest for Honda...

I'm going to jump in on this love-fest for Honda just once. The VFR1200F is a terribly conflicted machine with no clear purpose. It's commercial failure could have been predicted even by...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11,842
Views: 1,602,016
Posted By mountainmeterman
Do the 2010 and 2011 US models have the smaller...

Do the 2010 and 2011 US models have the smaller fuel tank compared to the 2012?
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11,842
Views: 1,602,016
Posted By mountainmeterman
Damn me!

Damn me!
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11,842
Views: 1,602,016
Posted By mountainmeterman
No, I will let one of the more impulsive fellows...

No, I will let one of the more impulsive fellows take that depreciation hit. Meanwhile, there is nothing wrong with my Strom, and the thousands saved will go to work for me and for the economy as I...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11,842
Views: 1,602,016
Posted By mountainmeterman
That is great news. I will be looking to buy a...

That is great news. I will be looking to buy a second hand burnt orange model from one of you guys in two years!
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11,842
Views: 1,602,016
Posted By mountainmeterman
Also the prototype with the larger tank looked...

Also the prototype with the larger tank looked cleaner and more purposeful. Triumph's decision to reduce the tank size and to over-style the bike (to my eye) really turned me off.
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11,842
Views: 1,602,016
Posted By mountainmeterman
If you are speaking of Moto Int'l in Seattle, I...

If you are speaking of Moto Int'l in Seattle, I looked that that '09 also. No way would I buy at that price considering the larger tank on the '12. I feel for them getting stuck with it. Looks...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 985,014
Posted By mountainmeterman
I thought I was in the remote minority when I...

I thought I was in the remote minority when I stated much the same earlier in this thread. To my eye, the earlier prototype looks clean and purposeful, but the final product looks overstyled like...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11,842
Views: 1,602,016
Posted By mountainmeterman
I am a potential newb to Guzzi's. I currently...

I am a potential newb to Guzzi's. I currently ride a DL1000. I am drooling over that burnt orange Stelvio 8V with those gorgeous wheels (I don't kid myself about needing spoked wheels). I sat on a...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 616,004
Posted By mountainmeterman
I have read some conjecture that the DCT design...

I have read some conjecture that the DCT design could be obsoleted by a newer design called Instantaneous Gearchange System, from a British company XTrac. Honda had better release this bike to the...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 985,014
Posted By mountainmeterman
I vastly prefer it.

I vastly prefer it.
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 616,004
Posted By mountainmeterman
Price, perceived ongoing expenses, and perceived...

Price, perceived ongoing expenses, and perceived reliability rule out the GS for me.
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 616,004
Posted By mountainmeterman
I have been thinking more and more about...

I have been thinking more and more about replacing my DL1000 with a slightly used yet modern "adventure" bike in two to three years. I ruled out the Stelvio because my knees touch the cylinder heads...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 985,014
Posted By mountainmeterman
I'm sorry to be a party pooper, but no matter how...

I'm sorry to be a party pooper, but no matter how well the Explorer may cook and clean, I just can't get over the look. From the engine forward, it looks very gaudy and juvenile to me. They...
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,544
Posted By mountainmeterman
PM Sent

PM Sent.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,157
Posted By mountainmeterman
Review of Motoport Air Mesh Kevlar Jacket and Overpants

Introduction

This is a waist-cut jacket that fits closely and features no girth adjustment. Thus, it looks more sporting, but is also less versatile, than other Motoport jackets. The overpants...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,146
Posted By mountainmeterman
The Motoport website has a good photo of their...

The Motoport website has a good photo of their Ultra II Air Mesh Kevlar jacket in this color. I visited their shop yesterday and it looks just as cool in person. I think that the black component...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,146
Posted By mountainmeterman
I can't speak from experience, but I am in the...

I can't speak from experience, but I am in the process of entering my order and I had the same thought. I am omitting any upper pockets, and my lower pockets will be flat map pockets. I prefer to...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,146
Posted By mountainmeterman
I plan to get fitted for my gear at Motoport in a...

I plan to get fitted for my gear at Motoport in a couple weeks. Regarding style and function, here is my idea (not yet verified as a good idea) for a three-season jacket. I plan to start with the...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,146
Posted By mountainmeterman
I don't know about that. I wonder if cargo...

I don't know about that. I wonder if cargo style pockets wear faster than map style pockets. I had already decided to special order four map style pockets. The two lowers pockets I may never use,...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,146
Posted By mountainmeterman
Thanks. I think I will go ahead and include...

Thanks. I think I will go ahead and include those in my purchase (ouch). Hopefully they will last three times longer than average rain gear costing one third as much.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,146
Posted By mountainmeterman
Actually I was referring to the Aero-Tex outer...

Actually I was referring to the Aero-Tex outer rain gear in my inquiry. If anyone has an informed opinion on the cost-effectiveness of the rather expensive Aero-Tex outer rain gear, I would...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 627,146
Posted By mountainmeterman
Motoport Rain Gear $$$

I am taking advantage of the 15% group discount, and plan to visit Wayne this month for fitting and to finalize my order for mesh kevlar gear. I am also considering their Aero-Tex rain gear, but...
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,550
Posted By mountainmeterman
Placed my deposit today

I placed my deposit with Wayne today. I intend to order a Marathon Air Mesh and Air Mesh overpants, with all the liners. I plan to be in San Diego on business the first week of Feb, so I will get...
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