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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 58,994
Posted By duc_fan
I find the power argument funny. My...

I find the power argument funny.

My overweight Gran Canyon makes what... 70ish HP? :rofl

It passes everything I need to pass just fine, with my 240lb larda$$ in full (heavy) leather gear, with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,769
Posted By duc_fan
Yeah, fuel capacity/range was a big priority for...

Yeah, fuel capacity/range was a big priority for me. 33 miles to work each way...little dinky peanut tanks would have to be filled daily, and standing around the gas station in the summer heat, in...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-21-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 146,892
Posted By duc_fan
I love this bike! Wish I wasn't off it right...

I love this bike!

Wish I wasn't off it right now. Living vicariously through pics on here. I had a recurrence from a cancer battle that started in 2012. Out for surgery a couple months ago, now...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,769
Posted By duc_fan
Rather than wait, I think a bunch of us just said...

Rather than wait, I think a bunch of us just said "screw it" and bought the best compromise, and we just deal with the shortcomings.

My Gran Canyon is heavy. Yes, very heavy. That is it's only...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,664
Posted By duc_fan
So.. if its a Suzuki, or cantankerous and...

So.. if its a Suzuki, or cantankerous and European, it can be had for a good deal. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-19-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,664
Posted By duc_fan
Another Gran Canyon here. :D $3500, and it...

Another Gran Canyon here. :D

$3500, and it handles my local mix of gravel and twisty roads pretty much perfectly. Came with some basic Givi bags on homemade mounts. I added crash bars, and I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-19-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 119,145
Posted By duc_fan
Love it! Yeah, will urban hipsters pose with...

Love it!

Yeah, will urban hipsters pose with it? Sure.

But some will go out and use it as intended. Folks who bash it for not being hardcore enough are missing the whole point. Go look at...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,236
Posted By duc_fan
Huh... I lust after the DB5R, but for enduros,...

Huh... I lust after the DB5R, but for enduros, I'm generally looking somewhere else. $32k is WAY too much for a bike that I'm gonna flog, get dirty, and probably drop (more than once).

I have a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-06-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 146,892
Posted By duc_fan
Yep. It's wildfire season. My wife and I were...

Yep. It's wildfire season. My wife and I were nervously watching the smoke plume from the "Mile Marker 28" fire north of Goldendale, WA. Roughly 27,000 acres up in smoke. You could see it out our...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-02-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 146,892
Posted By duc_fan
Mine, on the way home from work yesterday: ...

Mine, on the way home from work yesterday:
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/IMG_20130801_184238_186.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-02-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,967
Posted By duc_fan
If you've ever visited Asia... you know that just...

If you've ever visited Asia... you know that just about anything can and will be put on the back of a motorcycle. Or the front. Or all around the rider. Pretty much any way that it can possibly be...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-08-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 146,892
Posted By duc_fan
nice view...

Highway 35 in Oregon, east side of Mt Hood, near White River.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/IMG_20130607_095650_376.jpg?t=1370753339
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-14-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,290
Posted By duc_fan
They need to make an air-cooled, lighter, less...

They need to make an air-cooled, lighter, less expensive, less-gadget-laden Multi. You know, like the 2009 and prior bikes, only this time don't make them hideously ugly.

Funny, I didn't hear...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-08-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,342
Posted By duc_fan
With how the other forums are structured, I would...

With how the other forums are structured, I would separate the Stroms and the Tiggers, then make "Beasts" into "Other Beasts". It would be geared toward Ulys, Ducatis, Moto Guzzis, Transalps,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,668
Posted By duc_fan
I haven't owned a DL, but I owned a Duc 900SS for...

I haven't owned a DL, but I owned a Duc 900SS for a few years (almost identical engine to the Gran Canyon) and I've had a Gran Canyon for about 1.5 months. I've put 2000+km on the GC already, riding...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Posted By duc_fan
Similar to OaklandStrom's list of reasons, but...

Similar to OaklandStrom's list of reasons, but with some edits...



The roads out here are inconsistent. Beautiful stretch of twisties can be followed by a several mile stretch of asphalt that...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-27-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 146,892
Posted By duc_fan
Columbia River Gorge

This is where I live and work... home is in Stevenson, WA and I commute to Hood River, OR along State Route 14 on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. I took a scenic detour on Friday...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-22-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 146,892
Posted By duc_fan
Wicked That. Is. Awesome.

That. Is. Awesome.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By duc_fan
Couple of opinions with a few supporting facts: ...

Couple of opinions with a few supporting facts:

BMW boxer engines have famously (notoriously?) long break-in periods. Some long-time owners report that they don't smooth out for 20k miles or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,026
Posted By duc_fan
Valid point, hence why I said "many", not "all". ...

Valid point, hence why I said "many", not "all". My meaning was newer Japanese bikes that have everything covered up in plastic or otherwise buried. Specifically street-oriented or dual-sport...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,516
Posted By duc_fan
That's more like the price range I'd expect to...

That's more like the price range I'd expect to see. <thumbsup>

Best of luck!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,026
Posted By duc_fan
Yep. Kinda like a Lexus. Technically...

Yep.

Kinda like a Lexus. Technically marvellous... but with the personality of white bread and mayonnaise. Boringly competent.

I'll stick to my flawed Italian motorcycles. For me, they're a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,516
Posted By duc_fan
I don't know what the market is like in OH, but...

I don't know what the market is like in OH, but here in OR and WA you can get a nice low-mileage KLR plus mods/goodies for less than $4k. You can get a plain-jane one for $3500 or less... with less...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,661
Posted By duc_fan
FWIW: I have a set of Distanzias on my Gran...

FWIW: I have a set of Distanzias on my Gran Canyon. Day I bought it, it decided to pour down rain on the way home. I-84 through the Columbia River Gorge is not known for traction when wet... yet I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,750
Posted By duc_fan
Really glad I saw this thread. Hagon is one of...

Really glad I saw this thread. Hagon is one of two companies that list a shock for my Gran Canyon... seeing this, it's definitely worth the nearly $200 more for a Wilbers, which has no reported...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-20-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 146,892
Posted By duc_fan
Note to potential buyers: If you're shy, or don't...

Note to potential buyers: If you're shy, or don't like talking to people, don't buy one of these. :D

I've had mine for a week and already lost count of the number of people who have walked up to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 146,892
Posted By duc_fan
New GC owner checking in...

Hi all,

This is prolly where I should have posted my first pics of the GC I brought home this weekend...

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/2000CagivaGranCanyon-1.jpg
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,388
Posted By duc_fan
Oh yeah. It'll get a Nichols light flywheel...

Oh yeah. It'll get a Nichols light flywheel sometime in the near future I think. When it needs a clutch I'll seek out a lighter unit, as well.

If I own it long enough that it needs a rebuild,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,388
Posted By duc_fan
duc_fan has a new toy...

Brought this little beasty home on Saturday:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/2000CagivaGranCanyon-1.jpg
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-16-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,599
Posted By duc_fan
Nice ride! I missed an opportunity to pick up a...

Nice ride! I missed an opportunity to pick up a clean Elefant about 2 years ago. Same colorscheme as yours.

C'est la vie... I wound up buying the offspring of the Elefant this weekend:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 7,656,727
Posted By duc_fan
Two beauties

Just sold this bike... figured my wife should model with the "pretty bike" before we get a comparatively ugly (albeit functional) ADV bike. :D
...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 84,098
Posted By duc_fan
I'm an Aerospace Engineer. I can tell you why...

I'm an Aerospace Engineer. I can tell you why the Tornado doesn't work. I can also tell you that it has nothing to do with whether Dynabeads do or don't work. Two completely different principles...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,603
Posted By duc_fan
Hey now, that's looking like a pretty spiffy...

Hey now, that's looking like a pretty spiffy motorcycle! Very kewl. :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,952
Posted By duc_fan
Thanks for the input! I was going to try...

Thanks for the input!

I was going to try finding something more street-friendly, but I should probably just keep the speed down. My Dad used to follow his dad around (Dad on the CL175, his father...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,952
Posted By duc_fan
Question Honda CL tire options

Hello fello inmates. :D

I'm workin' on a '73 Honda CL175 that needs a few things, but my question today is specifically about tires. IIRC, the front is a 3.00x18 and the rear is a 3.50x18. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 70,603
Posted By duc_fan
Very, very cool project! Those panniers turned...

Very, very cool project! Those panniers turned out really well (at least from what I can see in the pics).

My parents have a '73 CL175 that's externally beautiful, but the tank has some rust...
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