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Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9,366
Views: 1,556,004
Posted By bdonley
This showed up on our local CL today. Always...

This showed up on our local CL today. Always thought they were a cool bike.....1990 Kawasaki KLR Tengai. 36k on it, but he's asking $1200. Gonna have to go check it out.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,128
Posted By bdonley
Question Small 4 cyl buzzy motor vs large torquey V -Twin?...

Small 4 cyl buzzy motor vs large torquey V -Twin? Yeah, perfectly interchangeable motorcycles........
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,128
Posted By bdonley
Keep your mind open. They're both fun. I've gone...

Keep your mind open. They're both fun. I've gone from BMW RS 100 to V Star 1100 to Sportster to Multistrada. Had some real comfort problems prior to having knees replaced. They were *all* great...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,607
Posted By bdonley
Very nice......

Very nice......
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3,426
Views: 963,660
Posted By bdonley
Maybe Honda's highest point, along with the CBX....

Maybe Honda's highest point, along with the CBX. Stunning......
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3,426
Views: 963,660
Posted By bdonley
[QUOTE=850 Combat;26197776]I thought this was...

[QUOTE=850 Combat;26197776]I thought this was very good looking when I owned it. It was really fun to ride, too.
The Lookout! Grew up at Lake El Snore. Rode my bicycle up there multiple times....
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,607
Posted By bdonley
I gotta say, you need to consider either a 2V...

I gotta say, you need to consider either a 2V Multi or Monster. Simple. Direct. And much less money. I've had both knees replaced. Sold several bikes due to leg room issues. Tried a '620 MS, and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,426
Views: 963,660
Posted By bdonley
I'd forgotten about these. I'll take mine in...

I'd forgotten about these. I'll take mine in black and gold, please! Pure , raw elegance.......http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/5mgsd900.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3,426
Views: 963,660
Posted By bdonley
I'm starting to think they'll go down a one of...

I'm starting to think they'll go down a one of Ducati's classics. Light, simple, great handling. Gotten to like the look. From the side, the tank/fairing carry a lot of original Pantah look.Then...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,774
Posted By bdonley
Yep. My brother from another mother! Went from...

Yep. My brother from another mother! Went from BMW 1100 to a Multistrada 620. $3500 w/6k on it and a lot of extras. Light, classic 2V Duc that I can maintain. Picked up a '92 Miata w/ 42 k on it....
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 269,232
Posted By bdonley
Yep. Tried a Breve 1100 the other day. Really...

Yep. Tried a Breve 1100 the other day. Really wanted it, but my legs started cramping when I sat on it. My early Multistrada's got lots more legroom.......
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9,366
Views: 1,556,004
Posted By bdonley
Oops, gotcha. The small Honda fours are real...

Oops, gotcha. The small Honda fours are real jewels. Just that whoop of soundwhen you rev them,
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9,366
Views: 1,556,004
Posted By bdonley
Uhh, that's a CB 750. And the thread is what bike...

Uhh, that's a CB 750. And the thread is what bike do you want today? Not what's the lightest/best bike. My Multistrada is probably one of the best overall bikes I've had in my 43 years of riding....
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5,090
Views: 1,009,231
Posted By bdonley
This '06 showed up on our local CL today....

This '06 showed up on our local CL today. Bastard! I really miss my Sporty, and this may be close to a perfect one in my eye. And it's orange! If it interests anyone, it's in San Luis Obispo, Ca. I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,426
Views: 963,660
Posted By bdonley
One I hadn't thought of until I saw...

One I hadn't thought of until I saw it......http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/00V0V_hsTtt0jE2zs_600x450.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9,366
Views: 1,556,004
Posted By bdonley
This one off our local Craigs List. May have to...

This one off our local Craigs List. May have to put the Multistrada up for sale!http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/00V0V_hsTtt0jE2zs_600x450.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,431
Posted By bdonley
Old Harley pic dirt roading. 1960, Superstition...

Old Harley pic dirt roading. 1960, Superstition Mountains, Arizona. From "20 years of motorcycling" by Cliff Boswell, founder of the IBMC. International Brotherhood of Motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3,426
Views: 963,660
Posted By bdonley
This-...

This- http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/785px-New_York_Vincent-HRD_Series_C_Black_Shadow_Motorcycle.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 38,723
Posted By bdonley
I miss mine a lot. Comfortable, decent handling,...

I miss mine a lot. Comfortable, decent handling, great relaxed feeling ride. Thought I wanted another sports bike, sold it to buy a R1100RSL BMW. One of the few bikes I owned my wife liked...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,528
Posted By bdonley
Wow! Pretty cool. I'd ride one of those! I think...

Wow! Pretty cool. I'd ride one of those! I think you should take your RK that route......
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,011
Posted By bdonley
God help me, I like the idea. They do need longer...

God help me, I like the idea. They do need longer shocks in the rear, tho......
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,549
Posted By bdonley
Went from this-...

Went from this- http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/IMG_1098.jpg (http://s933.photobucket.com/user/wdonley/media/IMG_1098.jpg.html)
To this-...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 93,825
Posted By bdonley
a local guy's got this Duc S/S. Must be an...

a local guy's got this Duc S/S. Must be an Eyetalian thing. http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/dufuckincati.jpg (http://s933.photobucket.com/user/wdonley/media/dufuckincati.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,392
Posted By bdonley
You need to ride one. They'll make perfect sense...

You need to ride one. They'll make perfect sense afterwards......http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/00m0m_58ZCXr0Vaxf_600x450.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,392
Posted By bdonley
Yep! Makes me really appreciate the simplicity of...

Yep! Makes me really appreciate the simplicity of my aircooled, 2v Multistrada 620.....
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,392
Posted By bdonley
Other then pulling the cams to change shims??

Other then pulling the cams to change shims??
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,392
Posted By bdonley
Saw your sig. I luved my Mostro 750. Sold it when...

Saw your sig. I luved my Mostro 750. Sold it when my GF became wife to buy a Concours for two up riding. We have a low miles, early Miata now as our "touring bike". Thus, the Multistrada as the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,392
Posted By bdonley
I've owned multiples of both. Airhead's are more...

I've owned multiples of both. Airhead's are more reliable then most, and really easy to work on. And you will, because they take some regular maintenance.
2V Ducs are pretty reliable. simple,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,392
Posted By bdonley
Your loss............

Your loss............
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,830
Posted By bdonley
I *really* liked my 1100RSL. Confidence...

I *really* liked my 1100RSL. Confidence inspiring, really solid handling, extremely reliable. Great wind protection. Adjustable seat and windshield height. Great bags. The only reason it sold was my...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By bdonley
Congrats!!:clap

Congrats!!:clap
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,056
Posted By bdonley
Go get it! I put a bunch of miles on my 750...

Go get it! I put a bunch of miles on my 750 Monster, currently on a Multi 620. Monsters are really fun bikes, the 620's a pet rock in reliability. I've had 4 of the smaller Duc's over the last 25...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,148
Posted By bdonley
Yep. I had an R60/5, but feel the same. One I...

Yep. I had an R60/5, but feel the same. One I never shoulda sold. Still looking for another in similar shape.Timeless, maintainable, just a great feeling...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,202
Posted By bdonley
I *really* liked my RS1100. Smooth, really...

I *really* liked my RS1100. Smooth, really confidence inspiring handling, probably better then my Monster. Adjustable seat and windshield were awesome. Don't know about milage, didn't care! Arthritic...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,879
Posted By bdonley
I liked the 500. It was a tough call between it...

I liked the 500. It was a tough call between it and a Multi. I ended up with a 620 Multistrada for much less, so it won. I have a lot of Ducatis in my history, it was an easy choice for the money...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,110
Posted By bdonley
Didn't we all? Maybe the 50...........

Didn't we all? Maybe the 50...........
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,879
Posted By bdonley
I've ridden both. Go with the KLR. Classic,...

I've ridden both. Go with the KLR. Classic, reliable, and furthest from the VFR. The uber commuter/adv bike. Opens up a lot of possibilities....
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,691
Posted By bdonley
My R60/5. Smooth, fast enough, really confidence...

My R60/5. Smooth, fast enough, really confidence inspiring handling. Easy maintainance, comfortable. A "real" feeling bike. Sold it and my Monster when my GF moved in to buy a Concours for two up...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,983
Posted By bdonley
I'm pretty much the same with my Multistrada....

I'm pretty much the same with my Multistrada. Just waiting to wear tires out! We've got a lot of fire road/trail around here I'd like to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,983
Posted By bdonley
Looks great! It'll be a real adventure bike!

Looks great! It'll be a real adventure bike!
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