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Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,209,713
Posted By Flightar
I have have run, a GPS, the heated grips on high,...

I have have run, a GPS, the heated grips on high, a Kanetsu full jacket liner, and a cell phone charging at the same time and had no issues whatsoever.
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 323,977
Posted By Flightar
Hi guy's just a couple of questions from the...

Hi guy's just a couple of questions from the experts concerning the R1200R.

1. Hyperpro makes springs for the shocks that are 20mm shorter than stock. Is there anyone that makes shorter...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
Exactly why mine still has the stock...

Exactly why mine still has the stock exhaust...entirely too much money and very little benefit power wise. JMO.
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,197
Posted By Flightar
RE: Whats the seat height after lowering? I'm...

RE: Whats the seat height after lowering? I'm interested in doing this as well.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 252,904
Posted By Flightar
My girlfriend is interested in an NC700X but the...

My girlfriend is interested in an NC700X but the bike is too tall for her. She is 5'.0" tall and has an inseam of 27.5 inches so she has to have pretty low bikes.

I Don't have time to wade...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
Further Update: Two days after I posted...

Further Update:

Two days after I posted above...Ducati called me to make sure the dealer had made contact with me and that everything was going smoothly. They even asked me what the dealer told...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
Great news, Recap: Ducati refused to...

Great news,

Recap: Ducati refused to replace my 13's swelling fuel tank under warranty. They said that unless it leaks fuel, or the swelling causes damage to the fuel tank cover, they would not...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
I have to echo the sentiment that resale value is...

I have to echo the sentiment that resale value is less of a concern. I do want to get enough out of my bike when I'm done with it to defray the cost of a replacement somewhat, but I fully intend to...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
Damn Ducati...My 13 MTS is showing signs of fuel...

Damn Ducati...My 13 MTS is showing signs of fuel tank swelling. The fuel cap is raising in height and is ecoming cocked. I took the ike to the dealer and they took pictures and inspected the issue....
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
I've gotten 8K out of my scorpions (I could...

I've gotten 8K out of my scorpions (I could stretch that another 500-600 miles if I needed to) and have nothing bad to say about the tire. They stick well, work well in the rain and are very...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,480
Posted By Flightar
Soul, good question. I have owned a lot of...

Soul, good question.

I have owned a lot of bikes and most of them have had what I would call "soul" but they were each different about it. Soul to me is a lot of little quaities that make an...
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 468,603
Posted By Flightar
RE: The factory bags are the same bags the VFR...

RE: The factory bags are the same bags the VFR 800 had...they were superb on my VFR. They never leaked, were rock solid, never broke, and had a lot of capacity. Now in an off road setting during a...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,818
Posted By Flightar
Yeah, I'd buy a first year bike if it was...

Yeah, I'd buy a first year bike if it was japanese...no worries.
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,027
Posted By Flightar
The best bet is to be honest with yourself and...

The best bet is to be honest with yourself and pick the bike that suits what you actually will be doing with it the best.

I picked a Multistrada because I ride 98% of my time on pavement...true...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,232
Posted By Flightar
I have a 13 S Touring. Its been great except for...

I have a 13 S Touring. Its been great except for one issue...my fuel tank filler is starting to show signs of lifting. So, I guess I'm a victim of the dreaded Ethenol.

Will be getting it into the...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 98,049
Posted By Flightar
Reason to buy a Strom 1K...hmmm, can't afford...

Reason to buy a Strom 1K...hmmm, can't afford something better. (no offense to any owners out there)

Reasons not to buy one...see the bikes listed below.

Strom's are great bikes...but they...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,148
Posted By Flightar
If you want a best of all things kind of bike and...

If you want a best of all things kind of bike and ride mostly on road...take a look at a Ducati Multistrada 1200 Touring.

You will get handling that's very, very tough to beat regardless of the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,254
Posted By Flightar
My roomate owned a Breva...great bike, no...

My roomate owned a Breva...great bike, no problems whatsoever. I'd buy one if I was looking for a relaxed, torquey, comfortable, bike thats different than everything else out there, while also having...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
I've never ridden the KTM but I also have never...

I've never ridden the KTM but I also have never ridden any motorcycle (ridden quite a few) that does what the MTS 12 does, as well as it does it...the KTM had better be really, really good to equal...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,248
Posted By Flightar
Actually the ZN-85 was not the worst of the...

Actually the ZN-85 was not the worst of the bunch. Most period tests of the turbo bikes claimed the Suzuki was the best handling bike of all of the turbo's...it's biggest downfalls were that Suzuki...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,238
Posted By Flightar
I get 190/200 miles per tank regardless of which...

I get 190/200 miles per tank regardless of which setting the bike is in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 98,714
Posted By Flightar
I think she has ALL OF THE GEAR! That said...

I think she has ALL OF THE GEAR!

That said I'm an ATGATT kind of guy...because crashing sucks.
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,209,713
Posted By Flightar
I've put 6K on mine since late March...zero...

I've put 6K on mine since late March...zero issues.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Flightar
It depends on what you want... The VFR is...

It depends on what you want...

The VFR is the better bike overall, and once (if) you bond with it the build quality and character of the V4 will capitvate you. Not many bikes do what a VFR does...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11,067
Views: 1,435,381
Posted By Flightar
I don't get the matte finishes either. Thats why...

I don't get the matte finishes either. Thats why I bought red for my MTS 12. I really, really, wanted the silver but waxing it was a no no, and you can't rub the finish either as it will polish...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
I don't own a standard model. But, I wouldn't let...

I don't own a standard model. But, I wouldn't let the lack of a test ride put me off of the bike. I really can't imagine the standard model being hugely different to ride than the DSS versions. My...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,209,713
Posted By Flightar
The fluid in my 13 started to darken at about...

The fluid in my 13 started to darken at about 2000 miles give or take a few. Now after 5500 miles it's very dark in both front and rear M/C's but the brakes still work as they did when new. The rear...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
RE: I'm also 230 pounds. On my 13 Touring, the...

RE: I'm also 230 pounds. On my 13 Touring, the stock settings are great for me, I've tried all of them and have found no reason to change anything. I use touring mode the vast majority of the time...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Flightar
I'm really selective when it comes to hotels. I...

I'm really selective when it comes to hotels. I never stay in any city, always the outskirts, and I always park the bike right next to the room. But, camping wouldn't deter me.
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
Sure thing, Florida Sportscycle and Marine,...

Sure thing, Florida Sportscycle and Marine, located in Stuart...good dealer.

The place I DON'T reccomend is Magic City Cycles in Orlando.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,355
Posted By Flightar
I had an AST but it leaked like crazy. ten...

I had an AST but it leaked like crazy. ten minutes in the rain and I was soaked. I checked all of the vents prior to being in the rain and they were all closed properly and completely. So, the jacket...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,662
Posted By Flightar
Watch the movie on any sunday...there is a great...

Watch the movie on any sunday...there is a great option in there for taking your dog along for a ride.

Just takes some training.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,563
Posted By Flightar
Frogg Toggs or a Roadgear Xtreme...great suits...

Frogg Toggs or a Roadgear Xtreme...great suits that actually work and don't split open the first time you use them.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Flightar
Yeah spend a bit more money...Firstgear HT...

Yeah spend a bit more money...Firstgear HT overpants might be the ticket. My roommate has a pair and they have been great...and waterproof.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By Flightar
I have regular Dariens and thet have been totally...

I have regular Dariens and thet have been totally waterproof...

Firstgear HT Overpants would also be a good choice.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,161
Posted By Flightar
Aerostitch Darien jacket and pants...never a leak...

Aerostitch Darien jacket and pants...never a leak and they are warm as well as comfortable. I wear my jacket year round in Florida...simply wouldn't be without it.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By Flightar
I had a Held Carese jacket and it leaked before I...

I had a Held Carese jacket and it leaked before I sent it back...however, it was really well built and I liked the Jacket. I just can't have gear that isn't waterproof despite manufacturer claims.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,640
Posted By Flightar
My son has a Bilt Storm Jacket (Hi Viz). He's...

My son has a Bilt Storm Jacket (Hi Viz). He's been caught in a couple of quick showers and light rain events so far...he says the jacket has not leaked. He also says its comfortable and that the...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
RE: I got the 2.9 bar (42 PSI) F/R out of my...

RE: I got the 2.9 bar (42 PSI) F/R out of my owners manual...it does not specify any other pressures with respect to rider only, with passenger etc.

I'll check the sticker though...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 117,165
Posted By Flightar
My bike feels quite firm in sport mode, pretty...

My bike feels quite firm in sport mode, pretty plush but still firm in touring mode and quite soft in urban mode...it actually wallows over bumps ever so slightly.

Overall I think the suspension...
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