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Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By bdonley
That's interesting about thinking the solid...

That's interesting about thinking the solid mounts vibrate less. The heavy clutch and vibration is why I sold my Sporty. I've got a hand problem, the joint at the base of both thumbs is bone on bone....
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By bdonley
Pretty much sounds like where I'm at. The Multi's...

Pretty much sounds like where I'm at. The Multi's a truly great bike, but it just doesn't push the buttons like my Sportster, or SP 1000 Moto Guzzi did. Maybe it'll convince me yet.....
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By bdonley
A friend rides an SC. He's a New Yorker, has a...

A friend rides an SC. He's a New Yorker, has a "Dufuckincati" label on it, Not his SC, the only pic I have is his SS.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By bdonley
There wasone down in Santa Barbara recently. have...

There wasone down in Santa Barbara recently. have to try some searching. Kawi does great retro bikes. Really liked my Drifter. Stupidly sold it thinking I wanted to go back to sport bikes....
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By bdonley
It's the other way around. The Multi's so good,...

It's the other way around. The Multi's so good, it's bored by me. Just laughs, and goes "is that all ya got?"..Just makes the back roads so easy. I miss the vintage, slightly challenging feeling of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By bdonley
The owner decided to keep it. Dilemma solved, for...

The owner decided to keep it. Dilemma solved, for now. I get it. When you've got that much setup in a bike. I've tried multiple times to buy back my Moto Guzzi........
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By bdonley
We're a university town. Pretty much the same...

We're a university town. Pretty much the same here. Plus, it's a small town, so there's not much availability. Luckily, he's an hour away in Lompoc, a fieldworker/military base town....
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By bdonley
I think my main concerns are the mileage, and is...

I think my main concerns are the mileage, and is that an ok price? Not many around here, hard to gauge.....
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By bdonley
Talk me out of a Bonneville

Hi all-
Always had mainly vintage kinda bikes. Airheads, Guzzi, Ducs, Sportster. A few deviances into an early Connie, and a Drifter. Having hand problems, and sold the sporty. The vibes and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,226
Posted By bdonley
It really reminded me of my Guzzi G-5.....

It really reminded me of my Guzzi G-5.....
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,200
Posted By bdonley
Had a Drifter before my V* 1100. The v* was more...

Had a Drifter before my V* 1100. The v* was more satisfying. Metal fenders, more reassuring handling. Just more real, somehow ....
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,226
Posted By bdonley
Yep! Nothing wrong with a well set-up Sporty,...

Yep! Nothing wrong with a well set-up Sporty, either! I like the mid sets. Added XLX bars, Road King airshocks, Mustang seat. Really liked that bike. I developed hand problems that caused me to buy a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,200
Posted By bdonley
Yep! sold mine, thinking I wanted rawer,...

Yep! sold mine, thinking I wanted rawer, sportier. Now looking for a decent deal on another. Great bike, tons of aftermarket stuff and support. Anvils, can't kill'em.
Comfortable, great to ride...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,582
Posted By bdonley
Really pretty! Congrats!!!

Really pretty! Congrats!!!
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,582
Posted By bdonley
Great job. Laverda's are one of the few Italian...

Great job. Laverda's are one of the few Italian bikes I haven't owned and should..........
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,486
Posted By bdonley
Ok, then! Faster, s/t bike? There's some good...

Ok, then! Faster, s/t bike? There's some good deals on first gen Multistradas out there......http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/IMG_1148.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By bdonley
Heard about via MS.net. Talked to them at Laguna...

Heard about via MS.net. Talked to them at Laguna Seca. Chris actually pulled up his blueprints on the computer and showed me what he's done.He's hoping by fall. It's a really complex molding, which...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By bdonley
I picked up this 620 Dark back in May. My fourth...

I picked up this 620 Dark back in May. My fourth Ducati over the last 20 or so years. Previous have been a Cagiva/Duc 650 SS, a Paso 750, and a Monster 750. Done track time on the Mostro at...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 616,819
Posted By bdonley
Was really missing mine today. Having hand...

Was really missing mine today. Having hand problems and sold it for a bike with lighter controls. But, I'd rather be riding the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8,126
Views: 1,234,062
Posted By bdonley
I think that's the first C model I've seen that I...

I think that's the first C model I've seen that I could stand to ride *and* look at.....
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,724
Posted By bdonley
My "roll your own" '05 Sportster. Stage one tune,...

My "roll your own" '05 Sportster. Stage one tune, Road King shocks, Mustang seat, locking hard bags, etc. A very satisfying...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 932,119
Posted By bdonley
I' m assuming you've researched it, and know...

I' m assuming you've researched it, and know about the tank situation. Not a deal breaker for me, I bought one. My tank had been replaced with a coated one under warranty. But you should know. BTW,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,126
Views: 1,234,062
Posted By bdonley
Made the mistake of going to look at a 620 MS....

Made the mistake of going to look at a 620 MS. That was the end of my Sportster! Great bikes. The plastic tank can be an issue, but it can be dealt...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 180,531
Posted By bdonley
Yep. PI has a Stone w/63 mile for $7,999. ...

Yep. PI has a Stone w/63 mile for $7,999. Really like the b/w look.......
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,557
Posted By bdonley
Yep!!...

Yep!! http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/IMG_1148.jpg (http://s933.photobucket.com/user/wdonley/media/IMG_1148.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,121
Posted By bdonley
I took a 4 hour Greyhound ride to Visalia to pick...

I took a 4 hour Greyhound ride to Visalia to pick up my Monster. Had a great exploration ride home......
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,121
Posted By bdonley
You're in Ramona? Come up for a little field...

You're in Ramona? Come up for a little field trip. The Thunderbolt sound's like a pretty good deal. New shock, updates done, etc If it sounds good, ride Amtrak up, bike home.... ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 180,531
Posted By bdonley
Good deal

Home sick, was poking around the net. Moto International has a '13 Special marked down to $6990. Pretty nice deal....
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8,126
Views: 1,234,062
Posted By bdonley
This. One just showed up on CL locally. Gonna go...

This. One just showed up on CL locally. Gonna go see after work tomorrow.....
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,407
Posted By bdonley
Bullshit. Arthritis is manageable, but you...

Bullshit. Arthritis is manageable, but you finally hit a point of no return. Bone spurs limit motion by physical restriction. You aren't going get past those limits without removing the spurs. They...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 17,605
Posted By bdonley
Pretty funny to me, I live here. Hadn't seen it...

Pretty funny to me, I live here. Hadn't seen it till now. All my favorite roads in the video. Old Creek in the last of the shots is a *great* ride. They did miss Turri road,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,407
Posted By bdonley
Arthritis is a bitch. Knee pain caused me to sell...

Arthritis is a bitch. Knee pain caused me to sell my RS1100 BMW. Got where it was just unridable for me. They've been replaced. Just left Laguna Seca. I can now fit a Ducati Panigale without pain!...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,010
Posted By bdonley
At that deal, even I'd have to do it! And I hate...

At that deal, even I'd have to do it! And I hate clipons.....
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 612,582
Posted By bdonley
Ding-ding-ding! Win ah!!

Ding-ding-ding! Win ah!!
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,436
Posted By bdonley
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/I...

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad173/wdonley/IMG_1148.jpg (http://s933.photobucket.com/user/wdonley/media/IMG_1148.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By bdonley
Maybe the same price where you are. Around here,...

Maybe the same price where you are. Around here, 620's are a fair amt cheaper. Lower seat height {Yay!}, lighter weight, simpler maintenance, stiffer, double sided swing arm. I like the small Duc...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By bdonley
I bought an '06 620 Dark in April. Been off Duc's...

I bought an '06 620 Dark in April. Been off Duc's for a while, but this is my 4th over the last 25 years. Just turned 8.5k miles. So far, my favorite. Fun motor, smooth, wind-ey. Not the torque...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,563
Posted By bdonley
I'm yet another MS vote. Preferably the classic,...

I'm yet another MS vote. Preferably the classic, simpler aircooled variety. And, my last bike was a Sportster, and I really wanted an XR1200. It just couldn't compare for the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,289
Posted By bdonley
Was recently torn between a 500f Honda and an '06...

Was recently torn between a 500f Honda and an '06 Multistrada 620. Almost the same mileage. Honda was $1500 more. the Duc was a Duc. One guess which one I bought. The dif will pay for several valve...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,006
Posted By bdonley
Local dealer had a 500f w/6k miles on it. 2 Bros...

Local dealer had a 500f w/6k miles on it. 2 Bros pipes, computer to match. Took it out my fav canyon. Really liked it. Reminded me a lot of my late, lamented M750 Duc. Power and suspension were both...
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