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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-28-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10,127
Views: 3,223,048
Posted By Buckaroo
That's a pretty nice stable of motorcycles,...

That's a pretty nice stable of motorcycles, fastredbike.

The Ugly

http://smalld.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Easter-2010-overnight-ride/4040083/833905595_RXjgc-M.jpg

Looks like the Ugly's the one...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,004
Posted By Buckaroo
Thumb Sliver the Nimble

Wow! This must be the first time in the history of BMW that someone refers to a GS as skinny and nimble. Could only come from a guy who'd been riding an 1150 Adventure. :freaky

So this is your...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,144
Posted By Buckaroo
I'm beginning to think the same thing. I've gone...

I'm beginning to think the same thing. I've gone from a 450 Nighthawk to an R100RS, which I rode cross-country. Tried unsuccessfully to swing an R1150GS, ended up settling with absolutely no...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 110,754
Posted By Buckaroo
not meant to hijack, but i'll be interested in...

not meant to hijack,
but i'll be interested in reading your take on the '07 Tiger, Thunder.

seems to me Triumph has taken the Tiger in a Uly like direction...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 384,949
Posted By Buckaroo
try using iMovie

Rogue,
If you have a Mac, you should be able to import the .avi file into iMovie and export to mpeg 4.
Should be fairly straight forward.
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Buckaroo
can someone provide a link to the page on BadWeb?...

can someone provide a link to the page on BadWeb?

TIA
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 20,576
Posted By Buckaroo
Thumb :clap very well said, chad. i liked...

:clap

very well said, chad.

i liked the deming reference.
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2006, 08:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,914
Posted By Buckaroo
It looks like they made it more paved road...

It looks like they made it more paved road friendly and gave it a more comforable seat, maybe made the engine smoother. 7" of travel is still pretty good in the front.

Major complaint of the KLR...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,914
Posted By Buckaroo
You mean you haven't come across any of the...

You mean you haven't come across any of the threads of BMW riders trading in their GSs for Stroms or Ulys? :huh

BMWs share of the motorcycle market has been steadily eroding the last three years....
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2006, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,914
Posted By Buckaroo
Kawasaki coming on Strong

Kawasaki seemed to be coasting for a few years.
Great seeing them return to their performance roots with the ZX-14 this year.

Looks like they've been investing serious R&D $$$. Check out the new...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,724
Posted By Buckaroo
Kawasaki coming on Strong!

Check out what they've got in mind for 2007...

http://www.bikeland.org/board/viewthread.php?FID=27&TID=26564&set_time=1159028343

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2006/Sep/060923-kawasaki2.htm
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 36,741
Posted By Buckaroo
The specs are up on Triumph's USA site now. ...

The specs are up on Triumph's USA site now.

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/4506.aspx

First thing that caught my eye was the 5.2 gallon tank. That alone will get me to look at it before a 'Strada...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,144
Posted By Buckaroo
The small tank and 17" wheels on the Tiger put it...

The small tank and 17" wheels on the Tiger put it more in competition with the ULY and Multistrada.
The Strom will continue to eat market share from BMW.
The KTM 950 really is in a class of its own.
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 20,576
Posted By Buckaroo
how many Ulys on the road?

Dave, can you tell us ballpark how many Ulysses Buell has sold to date?
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2006, 11:20 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,144
Posted By Buckaroo
a different breed

The new Tiger will by a ULY killer and a 'Strada killer...
...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By Buckaroo
I've been bikeless for the past year and a half,...

I've been bikeless for the past year and a half, when I sold my Gran Canyon. Been thinking about a Strom. About 2 years ago I rode a Strom then got back on my GC. No comparison. For me it wasn't...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Buckaroo
H.264

you need to export to mpeg4 using the H.264 codec. it's easy to do from QuickTime Pro (not free).

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/technologies/h264/

http://www.apple.com/ipod/specs.html
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Buckaroo
Talking your CAMINO

There´s a link to Camino on Mozilla´s project page (http://www.mozilla.org/products/) ...

... and here is the direct URL for Camino:

http://www.caminobrowser.org/

Camino is OS X only. It...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2005, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Buckaroo
Firefox is good. Full-featured, reasonably...

Firefox is good. Full-featured, reasonably common interface across platforms, but kind of slow.

If you want a decent browser with basic features MOZILLIA.ORG offers Camino. Very stable, and fast.
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2005, 12:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Buckaroo
Are you using software update to keep your...

Are you using software update to keep your machine up to date?
It´s on the Apple sub-menu that pulls down from the upper left corner next to the active application name.

Did you try using Force...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Buckaroo
Say hello to John R. from Alex at Corte Madera...

Say hello to John R. from Alex at Corte Madera next time you're in the Austin store.

homepage in .mac is such a great way to narrate a ride from the road, especially a long distance tour.
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2005, 02:51 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 49,752
Posted By Buckaroo
I confess to not knowing enough about Buells and...

I confess to not knowing enough about Buells and American motorcycles in general. Interesting hearing some folks say the Buells require less maintenance than a Japanese bike.

I just can´t get my...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2005, 07:42 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 49,752
Posted By Buckaroo
Been there, Done that

That´s a nice ride, Rashomon. I´d rather go right on Hwy 198 after going over Parkfield Grade, and ride east to Colinga and fuel up. Then I´d head north on Los Gatos Road, which eventually...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2005, 10:23 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 49,752
Posted By Buckaroo
Cool2 Where is Victory?

I agree with those who say this bike is more Multistrada than GS/Tiger/VStrom. It is a multi-pavement (not multisurface) supermotard. I was hoping for something a little more dirt oriented, dual...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-02-2005, 11:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,931
Posted By Buckaroo
Bluhduh sorry to hear about the get off, greg. i...

sorry to hear about the get off, greg. i appreicate the candor in your report with regards to riding safety, trying to pass the truck before the dirt, fault, etc.

...still, the driver yelling at...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2004, 12:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Buckaroo
Thumb iBook vs Powerbook

Hi,
I work at the Apple Store in Corte Madera, CA, just north of San Francisco.

In a nutshell, unless you need to do heavy duty audio or video work on the road, the iBook will do just fine. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2004, 10:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,032
Posted By Buckaroo
Thumb looking good!

Thanks for the update. Yeah, that SW Motech gear is kind of $$$. I don't know of any alternative bashplates.

So you downsized to a mini-strom and sold the GS, eh?
I wonder if you could have...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2004, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,694
Posted By Buckaroo
It was Guzzi all along.

Ducati has wanted Moto Guzzi all along. Had they won the bidding war they would have parcelled out the rest of the company. All this crap about uniting the Italian motorcycle producers under one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2004, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,711
Posted By Buckaroo
Tiger as Adventurer

I understand the Tiger holds up very well against the GS as a long-distance adventure tourer. Both are somewhat limited off-pavement, but I've heard the Tiger has longer travel in the forks and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2004, 12:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,018
Posted By Buckaroo
good vibrations

I wonder what the vibration would be like on a diesel thumper? Don't remember seeing anything about it on the site. Maybe I missed it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2004, 12:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,018
Posted By Buckaroo
Wayne: Have you had an opportunity to check out...

Wayne: Have you had an opportunity to check out the DL650 mini-Strom yet? I'd be interested in any comments vis-a-vis the RT or KTM.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2004, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,018
Posted By Buckaroo
Xb9 Dp

That Lightning SuperMotard has been mentioned before. I agree with most of what you say. Beef up the suspension, more fuel capacity, wider bars, chain. However, I rather like what Buell has done...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2004, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,846
Posted By Buckaroo
Ouch!

Man, that looks painful Rapid Twin. It hurts just reading your post.

Beams to you for thorough and quick recovery.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2004, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,018
Posted By Buckaroo
Rotax is Austraian

Rotax is Austrian. I was thinking about the early BMW F650's, the carbed ones. BMW used an Austrian Rotax engine and were largley assembled by Aprilia in Italy until the major redesign of the...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2004, 05:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,032
Posted By Buckaroo
Would the DL650 be enough bike for someone...

Would the DL650 be enough bike for someone weighing 215lbs? I'm concerned I may be a little too heavy for the bike.

Did you install a bash plate yet, jkam?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2004, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,858
Posted By Buckaroo
Total Bummer about the SongDog. I've been to...

Total Bummer about the SongDog. I've been to several Twaddlefests, which always signaled the start of a new mc season.

The last time I was there, Twaddle '03, I remember looking west and seeing a...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2004, 10:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,032
Posted By Buckaroo
Thanks for keeping us updated on the mods to your...

Thanks for keeping us updated on the mods to your bike. I think you made the right decision on going with the smaller, nimbler DL650 for the kind of riding you'll be doing, even if cost were not a...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2004, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By Buckaroo
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,775
Posted By Buckaroo
don't like the mirrors

I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this yet, but I'm not crazy about the mirrors. They remind me of the small mirrors with the integrated turn signals on the Ducati Multistrada, which are too...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2004, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,694
Posted By Buckaroo
they want Guzzi

I talked to someone at the local Duc dealer. According to him, the plan is for Ducati is to get control of Moto Guzzi, which is unprofitable under Aprilia, and then sell off Aprilia, which is...
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