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Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 94,263
Posted By davevv
Haven't given up yet. Currently have a '13 Super...

Haven't given up yet. Currently have a '13 Super Tenere and my old standby XL1200R. No Guzzi at the moment:(:, but there's always hope.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 94,263
Posted By davevv
I also had an '08. It was a joy to ride and I...

I also had an '08. It was a joy to ride and I never had a problem with it. Cruise all day at any sane speed you desire and still have some reserve. Handled very nicely as well. I only got rid of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-12-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 181,154
Posted By davevv
Wow! I like the new Scrambler, but this one is...

Wow! I like the new Scrambler, but this one is absolutely gorgeous.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27,160
Views: 5,302,613
Posted By davevv
Somebody must have peed in his Cheerios this...

Somebody must have peed in his Cheerios this morning.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,267
Posted By davevv
I've already got mine. I tend to swap bikes a...

I've already got mine. I tend to swap bikes a lot, but this Roadster has stayed with me quite a while. I enjoy it more than any other bike I've owned, and there have been quite a few in 54 years of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,385
Posted By davevv
Progrip 714 for me as well. I've had them on all...

Progrip 714 for me as well. I've had them on all my bikes for at least the last 10 years.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27,160
Views: 5,302,613
Posted By davevv
Google "contact cleaner", there are lots of them...

Google "contact cleaner", there are lots of them around and widely available. Home Depot even carries one. I've never tried it, but know people that use WD-40 as well.

Good luck with the chase.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27,160
Views: 5,302,613
Posted By davevv
I have no experience with this particular...

I have no experience with this particular problem, but thought you deserved a reply. Based solely on 30 years in the electronics industry and 54 years on motorcycles, my best guess would be either a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,530
Views: 971,458
Posted By davevv
That MG 1000S and the H-D XR750 behind it are two...

That MG 1000S and the H-D XR750 behind it are two of my all time favorite bikes. Beautiful machines whose appearance promises more than just great looks. And when you ride them, you find out that...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5,100
Views: 1,013,807
Posted By davevv
Nice bike Scooter. I'm a big fan of the...

Nice bike Scooter. I'm a big fan of the Roadsters as well. I've had this '04 for a couple of years now and don't see it leaving any time soon. They're a very enjoyable ride.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By davevv
I was at the Barber Vintage Festival in 2010 when...

I was at the Barber Vintage Festival in 2010 when Surtees was the Grand Marshal. During the lunch break on the track, he did a few hot laps on his MV and then changed his leathers for a driving suit...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 94,263
Posted By davevv
Just in case you're not aware of them, there are...

Just in case you're not aware of them, there are two recalls on the 2003 models that are pretty important to have done. Any cooperative dealer should be able to look it up for you and tell whether...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 94,263
Posted By davevv
I've owned three Guzzis, including an '08 Norge. ...

I've owned three Guzzis, including an '08 Norge. All were great bikes and completely reliable. Nothing really odd about the Norge, and maintenance is easy. Just be gentle with the tabs on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16,736
Views: 10,279,678
Posted By davevv
They do provide quite a bit of relief when riding...

They do provide quite a bit of relief when riding a hardtail on rough roads.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-26-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22,417
Views: 6,748,341
Posted By davevv
The matching bikes happened by accident. I'd...

The matching bikes happened by accident. I'd already had mine for about a year. My son had only been riding about a year and was using my old Nighthawk 750, but liked the Scrambler better. As you...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-26-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22,417
Views: 6,748,341
Posted By davevv
We have had both of those screens. My son's bike...

We have had both of those screens. My son's bike came with the Triumph version, and I bought a Dart for mine. Functionally, they seemed about the same. Both did a pretty decent job of knocking the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 664,603
Posted By davevv
Congrats on the new roadster, that's a good...

Congrats on the new roadster, that's a good looking bike. You might want to check the clips on the left side cover. The original ones were not very secure and it's pretty easy for the cover to come...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,343
Views: 518,104
Posted By davevv
That's right in the hunt for title of "Ugliest...

That's right in the hunt for title of "Ugliest Motorcycle Ever".
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,122
Posted By davevv
I've owned two Triumph Scramblers. One made in...

I've owned two Triumph Scramblers. One made in England and the other in Thailand. The only discernible difference between the two, was the pinstriper's signature on the tank. There was absolutely...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16,736
Views: 10,279,678
Posted By davevv
Yeah, but I don't mind it happening with these...

Yeah, but I don't mind it happening with these pics nearly as much as I do in other threads.
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,343
Views: 518,104
Posted By davevv
Years of missed promises gets pretty old too.

Years of missed promises gets pretty old too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 181,154
Posted By davevv
Great looking bike. One of the most interesting...

Great looking bike. One of the most interesting new bikes I've seen in years. Yes, I'm an old guy and like bikes that remind me of what I rode 50 years ago. And when you add in light weight,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22,417
Views: 6,748,341
Posted By davevv
Ducat Scrambler thread here....

Ducat Scrambler thread here. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=984883)
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,122
Posted By davevv
Very good looking bikes. I've never been much of...

Very good looking bikes. I've never been much of a Ducati fan, but these will tempt me. My only problem is that it's so similar in purpose to my XL1200R Roadster, and I just don't see that bike...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-22-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22,417
Views: 6,748,341
Posted By davevv
Unless it's just the angle that picture is taken...

Unless it's just the angle that picture is taken from, you must have really long arms. Those bars seem to be tilted quite a bit more forward than what I would prefer. I know we're all built...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22,417
Views: 6,748,341
Posted By davevv
I never have put end weights on those bars, just...

I never have put end weights on those bars, just a set of my favorite grips, ProGrip 714. They have closed ends and cover the open end of the handlebars. They're also a tad fatter than stock and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5,100
Views: 1,013,807
Posted By davevv
Prices vary quite a bit depending on the area...

Prices vary quite a bit depending on the area you're in also. Around here, any nice low mileage Sporty is usually listed at $5k+ and age really doesn't matter a whole lot for some odd reason. I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 94,423
Posted By davevv
Doug should have this bike pretty well sorted by...

Doug should have this bike pretty well sorted by the time he gets to Washington. And we all know he WILL get there.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-29-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22,417
Views: 6,748,341
Posted By davevv
The bikes are both '06 models and are red and...

The bikes are both '06 models and are red and white. The fly screen on the left is from Triumph and the one on the right is a Dart. Obviously your Triumph dealer is the place to get their screen. ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-29-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22,417
Views: 6,748,341
Posted By davevv
I know it wasn't me you were asking, but thought...

I know it wasn't me you were asking, but thought this might help a little.

The bike on the left has stock bars, and the one on the right has Moose Racing ATV HI bars. They were about $20 at the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,702
Posted By davevv
Don't know what to tell you about them since you...

Don't know what to tell you about them since you didn't really ask a question other than if anyone uses a large tail bag, but yes, I do. I have the MotoFizz bag in both large and medium. This is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,151,506
Posted By davevv
And how many miles was that? There's a Volvo...

And how many miles was that? There's a Volvo P1800 in New York with over 3 million miles.
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By davevv
http://davevv.smugmug.com/Travel/Alaska-trip/i-QwJ...

http://davevv.smugmug.com/Travel/Alaska-trip/i-QwJz7jr/0/XL/2007_0707Alaska0052-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,264
Posted By davevv
Thanks for taking us along in your endeavor. ...

Thanks for taking us along in your endeavor. This project is well beyond my skill and patience levels, so I really enjoy seeing someone put these talents to work.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-11-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22,417
Views: 6,748,341
Posted By davevv
You'll probably be okay with it. The Scrambler...

You'll probably be okay with it. The Scrambler is a bit roomier than a regular Bonnie. My son is also your same height, but a 36" inseam and he liked his. He likes his Tiger 1050 even better...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,100
Views: 1,013,807
Posted By davevv
That is a good looking bike, and in my favorite...

That is a good looking bike, and in my favorite color too. If I didn't already have a Roadster, I'd probably be on my way to Colorado by now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,686
Posted By davevv
That would be the inmate known as Deans BMW.

That would be the inmate known as Deans BMW.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,686
Posted By davevv
Exactly! I spent 30+ years in the...

Exactly!

I spent 30+ years in the electronics business. It was never a passion, just something I was good at and paid the bills. The first ten years or so, I was unhappy with it and always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,163
Posted By davevv
I have to disagree, conditionally. I've been...

I have to disagree, conditionally. I've been tying bikes down since I started riding in '61 and have had it happen to me, but only once. The bike was my new '74 Yamaha RD350 with very few miles on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,100
Views: 1,013,807
Posted By davevv
The roll bag is fastened with straps and plastic...

The roll bag is fastened with straps and plastic buckles. You can see the buckles near the top of the main bag, front and back, in the pictures. But honestly, I can't tell you how well the roll bag...
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