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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 166,141
Posted By chadhargis
The Speed Trip and the Monster are both really...

The Speed Trip and the Monster are both really upright bikes too. I've ridden both.

If you want a great "do it all" bike, take a peek at the Ninja 1000. I owned one and would have another one if...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-20-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 166,141
Posted By chadhargis
I'm a big fan of Fumoto valves and have used them...

I'm a big fan of Fumoto valves and have used them on a number of bikes. The Dorso is easy to do an oil change on since the drain plug is on the right side of the engine. A Fumoto would make the job...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 320,397
Posted By chadhargis
I'm not missing any fun. This is my current ride:...

I'm not missing any fun. This is my current ride:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/Aprilia%20Dorsoduro/10506891_10202451153465624_5591024650727963912_o_zps47244840.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 320,397
Posted By chadhargis
I need to run over and take a test sit on it. I'm...

I need to run over and take a test sit on it. I'm liking what I'm reading about the bike, but I'm happy with my current ride and I think I'll wait a year or two and see if I can pick up a gently used...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9,361
Views: 1,555,355
Posted By chadhargis
The FJ-09 looks REALLY promising. I'm going to...

The FJ-09 looks REALLY promising. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a used one in the next year or two if no major problems raise their head.
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,182
Posted By chadhargis
I'm 6'5" and have horrible knees. The taller seat...

I'm 6'5" and have horrible knees. The taller seat combined with the lowered pegs made a HUGE difference. I could ride a full tank to empty, fill it up without getting off the bike, and ride it to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,783
Posted By chadhargis
I've never owned a triple, but the air-cooled...

I've never owned a triple, but the air-cooled Ducati is fantastic. I love that engine.
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,575
Posted By chadhargis
I'm 6'5" with a 36" inseam. I don't fit on most...

I'm 6'5" with a 36" inseam. I don't fit on most bike either. I typically lower the pegs an inch and get a custom seat that's made an inch taller, this helps a GREAT deal with leg comfort and the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,988
Posted By chadhargis
To me, part of the allure of riding is the...

To me, part of the allure of riding is the mechanical aspect of it. I love to hear the engine, feel the pulse it makes, experience the sensation of the bike bending into a turn and the rush of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 36,879
Posted By chadhargis
I've only owned one Honda. A big pig Goldwing,...

I've only owned one Honda. A big pig Goldwing, and I didn't care for it. Bought it in hopes of luring my wife to ride with me, but that was a bust. It was a nice bike, just not my cup of tea. Not...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-29-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 166,141
Posted By chadhargis
Short answer...YES! The whole is truly...

Short answer...YES!

The whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. I wasn't expecting much from it when I test rode it. I was bowled over by how much fun it is to ride. It's not the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 166,141
Posted By chadhargis
There is a little bit of room under there. If you...

There is a little bit of room under there. If you get a small form factor battery like an Antigravity, you'll have even more.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By chadhargis
I owned one and put some miles on it. It's a...

I owned one and put some miles on it. It's a fabulous bike. I had to sell it due to a job loss, but I loved it. True there are some vibes around 7000rpm, but if you're at 7000rpm, you won't have a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 515,211
Posted By chadhargis
I think it's brilliant marketing. Why not let...

I think it's brilliant marketing. Why not let them run?

For the life of me I can figure out where all the hate is coming from when it comes to Motus.

I think it's awesome they ran on the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 30,916
Posted By chadhargis
And put on a 17" front wheel so we have some tire...

And put on a 17" front wheel so we have some tire choice. If you want a dirt bike, there are plenty of options. But very few affordable "sportbikes for tall people", which is really what I consider...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,527
Posted By chadhargis
I picked up a Dorso 750 a few weeks back. I've...

I picked up a Dorso 750 a few weeks back. I've probably put on about 1000 miles or so, and have fallen in love with it.

From what I can determine, the engines are rock solid, but electronics are...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,863
Posted By chadhargis
Go to any internet forum dedicated to a...

Go to any internet forum dedicated to a particular model and you'll find post after post of issues.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,070
Posted By chadhargis
I was just trying to explain this to my wife. ...

I was just trying to explain this to my wife.

We've had a rough 2014 financially. I spent about 4 months unemployed. I sold my only motorcycle just to make ends meet. As soon as I got a job and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,706
Posted By chadhargis
Bikes are a lot like women. Some like beautiful...

Bikes are a lot like women. Some like beautiful ones that are high maintenance. Some like plain looking ones who always have supper waiting on the table and your shirts pressed.

There there's my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,706
Posted By chadhargis
I don't think the country of origin makes any...

I don't think the country of origin makes any difference as to whether a bike has "soul". It's hard to quantify it, but typically it's a "feeling" I get when I ride. I like an engine that has a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,684
Posted By chadhargis
I know the feeling. Had a Versys 650 and wanted...

I know the feeling. Had a Versys 650 and wanted something with more power. Next bike was a Ninja 1000. Wasn't long before I saw the flashing blue lights in the mirror. That bike just wasn't much fun...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,051
Posted By chadhargis
Dealers were flushing out the FZ8 when I was...

Dealers were flushing out the FZ8 when I was looking at an FZ-09. A brand new leftover FZ8 was going for under $6000....brand spankin' new with a full warranty.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 515,211
Posted By chadhargis
If you put down $10k on an Elio you could almost...

If you put down $10k on an Elio you could almost buy two. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 515,211
Posted By chadhargis
Maybe this...because this thread is full of shit...

Maybe this...because this thread is full of shit :lol3

http://dgc.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pDGC1-12183275v380.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 61,368
Posted By chadhargis
My Dorsoduro 750 has a 3 gallon tank and I am...

My Dorsoduro 750 has a 3 gallon tank and I am seeing average mileage in the 42mpg range. Low fuel light comes on with .7 gallons left, so I typically see it around 100 miles and figure I have another...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 61,368
Posted By chadhargis
Nice! And there are people who complain...

Nice!

And there are people who complain about range. 100 miles is a long damn way when you're riding hard in the twisties. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,637
Posted By chadhargis
Nice bike. I almost bought an FZ-09, but decided...

Nice bike. I almost bought an FZ-09, but decided against it. Went with a used Dorsoduro.

I had an FJR too. Great bike!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-13-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,861
Posted By chadhargis
I wouldn't pass, I'd just send off the ECU for...

I wouldn't pass, I'd just send off the ECU for programming.

http://www.stoltecmoto.com/shop/fz-09/14-fz-09-ecu-reflash/
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 61,368
Posted By chadhargis
Now THAT is touring! :clap

Now THAT is touring! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 515,211
Posted By chadhargis
And realize that she hasn't aged very well, but...

And realize that she hasn't aged very well, but WOW...look at her 20 year old daughter. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 30,916
Posted By chadhargis
If you look at what manufacturers do, it's clear...

If you look at what manufacturers do, it's clear as to why some Adv touring bikes are flops.

You can buy the FZ-09 for $8k. But if they put a more comfortable seat, a small fairing, and a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 61,368
Posted By chadhargis
No, I rode the bus...with no air-conditioning, no...

No, I rode the bus...with no air-conditioning, no seatbelts, and a mean old driver who yelled at you....and I LIKED it! :D

Seriously, it all comes down to what you enjoy. I'm sure a Winnebago...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 30,916
Posted By chadhargis
Yep...awesome bike. I tried to buy a used one a...

Yep...awesome bike. I tried to buy a used one a local dealer has. They wanted about $1000 too much for the bike and wouldn't budge. It was already over my budget, so I took a pass on it and went with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 61,368
Posted By chadhargis
There is no such thing as a "touring bike". There...

There is no such thing as a "touring bike". There are touring riders, but the bike is irrelevant.

I have no need for side bags, big windshields, huge fuel tanks, trailers, etc. Different strokes...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,290
Posted By chadhargis
ZR-7S was really a great "do it all" bike. I...

ZR-7S was really a great "do it all" bike. I loved mine, but as has been mentioned, she had a bad buzz that would make your hands go numb if you didn't take some preventive measures like change out...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,230
Posted By chadhargis
Eddie didn't need no steenkin' fairing! :clap ...

Eddie didn't need no steenkin' fairing! :clap

http://www.oocities.org/superbike16/images/eddy-lawson.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 30,916
Posted By chadhargis
It's times like these when I appreciate my moto...

It's times like these when I appreciate my moto intuition. I looked hard at an FZ-09. I really liked it. But when I sat on it, it just didn't feel right for some reason. It ticked all the right...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-12-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,861
Posted By chadhargis
I nearly bought an FZ-09, but bought a used...

I nearly bought an FZ-09, but bought a used Dorsoduro 750 instead because the FZ just didn't feel quite right to me. It ticked all the right boxes, but just felt to small for my big body.

Now THIS...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,525
Views: 664,836
Posted By chadhargis
Uh...what range? :D 100 miles and the low...

Uh...what range? :D

100 miles and the low fuel light comes on with .7 gallons left. The computer says I'm getting 42mpg which seems to be in the ballpark. Any sort of long tour would require a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,684
Posted By chadhargis
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! I'm...

Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have a winner!

I'm right with you. I bought a Wing because I wanted to share riding with my wife. She rode with me twice. I sold a Ducati to buy the wing. A pristine...
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