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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 229,200
Posted By oalvarez
omg.....sparklers and firecrackers?

omg.....sparklers and firecrackers?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 229,200
Posted By oalvarez
It's not too bad but far from great. The valving...

It's not too bad but far from great. The valving could really stand to be improved, and if you're not of the proper rider weight then it should work even less well. I'm an enthusiast, know what a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 229,200
Posted By oalvarez
I'm not sure about folk's expectations, only what...

I'm not sure about folk's expectations, only what I read, and that is, how "amazing" some make the suspension out to be.

Just tell it like it is.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-23-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 229,200
Posted By oalvarez
There is a forum dedicated to the Ducati...

There is a forum dedicated to the Ducati Scrambler. You can find other (non-journo) rider reports there. The one I read had very little good to say about the forks or the rear suspension for that...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-22-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,150
Posted By oalvarez
^ I believe it to be related to the spring as...

^ I believe it to be related to the spring as active systems don't employ them.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 244,137
Posted By oalvarez
^ 3M vinyl wrapped.

^ 3M vinyl wrapped.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-12-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By oalvarez
other than the two motors that blew up on me, one...

other than the two motors that blew up on me, one of the most fun/cool bikes i've ever owned. maybe a Husky for ya?

good luck finding its replacement! :deal
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 244,137
Posted By oalvarez
Thanks, Apessino....up on the Angeles Crest...

Thanks, Apessino....up on the Angeles Crest yesterday....a beautiful afternoon and a great ride. I'm really liking the Wunderlich fairing, it definitely helps.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 244,137
Posted By oalvarez
finally made its way into our garage.......fun...

finally made its way into our garage.......fun bike that is quality built.....needs tubeless wheels and maybe nothing else. if i were to start logging serious miles on it then i'd justify spending...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,881
Posted By oalvarez
My KTM 1290 SDR experience was two fold;...

My KTM 1290 SDR experience was two fold; incredible riding machine, not put together very well (rear wheel play, front brake/wheel/rotor issue, leaky exhaust rivets). Maybe I received a bad one.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-29-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,392,219
Posted By oalvarez
^ ha! that made me laugh. :lol3

^ ha! that made me laugh. :lol3
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,392,219
Posted By oalvarez
Mudhwy, what bike do you currently own? Perhaps...

Mudhwy, what bike do you currently own? Perhaps you don't own one and are currently shopping for a motorcycle, perfectly normal if so. What is your current ownership status?

Thanks,
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,392,219
Posted By oalvarez
^ thank you for that (had Tenere on the brain).

^ thank you for that (had Tenere on the brain).
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,392,219
Posted By oalvarez
so you agree :wink: ....as i said, over that time...

so you agree :wink: ....as i said, over that time period (2010-2014) the Multistrada's relative performance was unmatched. as for what's to come, my bet is on the Multi as continuing to lead the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,392,219
Posted By oalvarez
One thing I'm not is a pollyanna nor do I see...

One thing I'm not is a pollyanna nor do I see things thru rose colored lenses. The water cooled Multi has experienced a number of issues over its production run but each year they've become less in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 42,668
Posted By oalvarez
The concept of feedback i understand, was simply...

The concept of feedback i understand, was simply wanting to know how it related to the Scrambler you were riding. You seem to really like the feedback; how do you feel about that suspension overall? ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 42,668
Posted By oalvarez
D, could you please expand on this a bit?

D, could you please expand on this a bit?
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 42,668
Posted By oalvarez
so smart on Ducati's part. continue well,...

so smart on Ducati's part.

continue well, Dennis, and fun travels. :deal
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-23-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 229,200
Posted By oalvarez
A Scrambler pictured on a gravel road. What's...

A Scrambler pictured on a gravel road. What's the biggie?

Appreciating Joe Bar's comments on the Scrambler which he owns.....and another less than stellar comment regarding the bike's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 244,137
Posted By oalvarez
Tail Light, Signals, Plate Assembly

LostRider, getting closer and closer to pulling the trigger on one of these bikes. Believe it or not, I almost like the stock tail assembly as it gives the bike some balance. Having said that, I've...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9,880
Views: 1,669,244
Posted By oalvarez
r nine t

r nine t
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,932
Posted By oalvarez
Expeienced those myself and why I went right back...

Expeienced those myself and why I went right back to the oem one. Does it not occur on the water cooled bikes? If not, that's a big plus.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,392,219
Posted By oalvarez
Bumgholio, you should measure the sag and go from...

Bumgholio, you should measure the sag and go from there. It sounds like you're unhappy with the how the suspension is set up, I'm sure that the proper preload front and rear will make a world of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,569
Posted By oalvarez
Well, not yet at least. :deal

Well, not yet at least. :deal
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 229,200
Posted By oalvarez
Price point suspensions can take a bike just...

Price point suspensions can take a bike just about anywhere, I don't think anyone is saying otherwise. How a bike feels on the road and how it handles a fast pace in more technical sections is an...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,150
Posted By oalvarez
I would've liked a third color choice for...

I would've liked a third color choice for 2015..... the silver/greys used in years past were great options and seemed to work well on the bike itself.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,392,219
Posted By oalvarez
Thanks, gents...life! Back to writing...

Thanks, gents...life!

Back to writing about fun stuff!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,392,219
Posted By oalvarez
i may be a seller of mine.....almost new 2014 in...

i may be a seller of mine.....almost new 2014 in matte chrome (silver)....simply not riding since my friend's passing and other life changes.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 229,200
Posted By oalvarez
an owner out of the UK posted his thoughts.....an...

an owner out of the UK posted his thoughts.....an owner, not a mag/journo/press person, etc........didn't care for the forks at all, didn't seem to like/love the rear shock either. his writings...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,392,219
Posted By oalvarez
Pampero is spot-on (as usual) regarding the...

Pampero is spot-on (as usual) regarding the comments above pertaining to the Ohlins and Skyhook suspensions. I've owned both, what he says is true. As for me, I'm partial to the Ohlins valving but...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,850
Posted By oalvarez
I'm going to try and hold out until the next...

I'm going to try and hold out until the next model run in hopes of different color offerings (that and I'm hardly riding anymore). The red one looks ok to me though.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 229,200
Posted By oalvarez
not "that quick off the mark" ok.....sluggish to...

not "that quick off the mark" ok.....sluggish to me, not to you. :D
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 229,200
Posted By oalvarez
I enjoyed reading Jerry's (owner) review over at...

I enjoyed reading Jerry's (owner) review over at the Scrambler forum which validates some of our own thoughts. It's amazing to think that not any/many reviewers (journos/press) had anything bad to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12,852
Views: 1,813,740
Posted By oalvarez
Sock, check with Todd on this as I remember him...

Sock, check with Todd on this as I remember him installing the PCV and AT on our Stelvios many years ago. All I can add here was that the fueling on those bikes was linear smooth as you say. I had...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By oalvarez
minus the ridiculously large exhaust, i think it...

minus the ridiculously large exhaust, i think it looks great. i do understand what ARiderX is saying though.....does it really need the crash bars and such?

anyhoot, i think Aprilia did a nice...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,477
Posted By oalvarez
here's mine from some years ago........just after...

here's mine from some years ago........just after having the wheels and exhaust kit installed......looked a lot better than it rode.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,477
Posted By oalvarez
that's what i believe....but they'll tell you...

that's what i believe....but they'll tell you that it's because "it isn't made anymore."

i think it's the looks that drive most of these types of bike sales. funny thing is, it wasn't a big...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,477
Posted By oalvarez
In stock form they ride poorly and the wheels are...

In stock form they ride poorly and the wheels are heavy. i think they're good looking bikes, the motor being its greatest attribute. A good cruiser but t didn't care much for how it felt on the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-09-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,780
Posted By oalvarez
owned two of the three......i think if i were...

owned two of the three......i think if i were only doing longer rides (on asphalt), the Stelvio would be my choice, it makes for a fantastic and cool looking cruiser, the downside being its...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,006
Posted By oalvarez
Another....Ducati Monster 1200

Another....Ducati Monster 1200
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