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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,298
Views: 939,781
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: 3,298
Views: 939,781
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: 85
Views: 8,365
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: 1,079
Views: 251,777
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: 9,107
Views: 1,491,709
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: 9,107
Views: 1,491,709
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: 5,027
Views: 978,837
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: 3,298
Views: 939,781
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: 9,107
Views: 1,491,709
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: 48
Views: 3,617
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: 3,298
Views: 939,781
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: 301
Views: 35,125
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: 2,262
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: 4,411
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: 3,230
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: 350
Views: 88,672
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: 9,823
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: 9,823
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: 9,823
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: 9,823
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: 9,823
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: 9,823
Posted By bdonley
Your loss............

Your loss............
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
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: 1,018
Posted By bdonley
Congrats!!:clap

Congrats!!:clap
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
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: 212
Views: 28,112
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: 5,858
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: 71
Views: 6,317
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: 13,760
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: 71
Views: 6,317
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: 17,309
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: 12,584
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: 12,584
Posted By bdonley
Looks great! It'll be a real adventure bike!

Looks great! It'll be a real adventure bike!
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,760
Posted By bdonley
Hey, if he can do it on an R1, I think my Multi...

Hey, if he can do it on an R1, I think my Multi would make it just fine......http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/00J0J_egJqakOB5fM_600x450.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 5,279,730
Posted By bdonley
not mods, just one available

Just a heads up. Transalp fs on SB Craigslist. No connection, just wishing I had room to buy it now.....

http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/mcy/4733920760.html

1990 Honda Transalp. approx 35k...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 978,837
Posted By bdonley
Looks like a great time! Congrats.........

Looks like a great time! Congrats.........
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,760
Posted By bdonley
How about this guy? "In 2001 Sjaak embarked on a...

How about this guy? "In 2001 Sjaak embarked on a 155,000 mile journey spanning five years and five months through 77 countries, all on his beloved R1." Freakin poser on an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,808
Posted By bdonley
Hard to call current Triumphs or 2v Ducs...

Hard to call current Triumphs or 2v Ducs cantankerous. Both as solid as it gets. I'd much rather adjust valves on my 620 Multi then a 600 RR Honda any day...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-22-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,808
Posted By bdonley
My lowest buck "good buy". R60/5 "Toaster" tank....

My lowest buck "good buy". R60/5 "Toaster" tank. Had been in a garage 10 or more years. $1200.00 Changed fluids, cleaned carbs, new battery. Rode the crap outta it for a 6 or 7 years. The only...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-22-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,808
Posted By bdonley
I thought so. Really like it. Smooth. Great...

I thought so. Really like it. Smooth. Great handling. Plenty fast for real world usage. Pretty easy maintenance. And yes, I happen to have tools left from my long gone Monster...Seller wanted to cash...
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