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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,691
Posted By Lee R
Exactly my point by using the CBR500R as an...

Exactly my point by using the CBR500R as an example, give people starting out some strong incentives to ride a lower powered bike. I know way to many people who started on a 600 supersport promptly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,691
Posted By Lee R
I'd prefer to see incentives to ride lower...

I'd prefer to see incentives to ride lower powered bikes rather than tiers. Maybe waiving registration/taxes or mandatory lower insurance rates by law for low powered bikes. I'm sure that 20 year...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,105
Posted By Lee R
If you like HD but wish they would go "round a...

If you like HD but wish they would go "round a corner" (can't resist!) Moto Guzzi is probably your bike. It's the same engine character but mixed with some athletic ability, the engines sound and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,270
Posted By Lee R
My Triumph Tiger 1050 hit $900 for the 24k...

My Triumph Tiger 1050 hit $900 for the 24k service, seems like 1k for major intervals for most of these. Triumph was also 100hr.
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 48,461
Posted By Lee R
Dave, Have you tried the "catch in focus"...

Dave,

Have you tried the "catch in focus" feature with a manual/manual switch lenses and cable release? It might work for solo shots on the bike.. I keep forgetting that feature on my Pentax.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,270
Posted By Lee R
Anyone had a valve adjustment done at a dealer on...

Anyone had a valve adjustment done at a dealer on a Multi? What did it cost? Hopefully the VVT doesn't make that 19k service cost 1500 dollars.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13,126
Views: 1,870,241
Posted By Lee R
It depends on the snowpack this year. Utah at...

It depends on the snowpack this year. Utah at least, has been pretty mild compared to the hellish winter the east coast experienced.
You can always track south on 89 through the park and out 16...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13,126
Views: 1,870,241
Posted By Lee R
Beartooth Highway (RT212) and RT 14 through...

Beartooth Highway (RT212) and RT 14 through Bighorn National Forest in upper Wyoming are epic if you want to route a bit further south. I'll be leaving FT Drum, NY for the MG national around the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 48,461
Posted By Lee R
Dave, Great shots and storytelling! I'm...

Dave,

Great shots and storytelling! I'm loving this from Afghanistan while I'm impatiently separated from my bike and camera's. I'm also a Pentax user (K7, K5 and now K3) with a bunch of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 16,943
Posted By Lee R
Before then end of this thread somebody will show...

Before then end of this thread somebody will show the .50 cal they mounted to the handlebars just encase of dog attacks.

I've been bitten by dog's twice on two wheels. Once bicycling by a very...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
Another benefit of the Stelvio, and thanks in...

Another benefit of the Stelvio, and thanks in advance fellow Stelvio rider's for not crashing....... Insurance is cheap. I paid 238 for maxed coverage this year (36 years old). Sport bikes would...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-06-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13,126
Views: 1,870,241
Posted By Lee R
This was the first thing I checked when I picked...

This was the first thing I checked when I picked up mine last spring and the wires were in the rubber boot. I keep checking them and no wear as of yet. It only takes a few minutes to do a check. I'm...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-05-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
What he said above, it's like having a mellow...

What he said above, it's like having a mellow upright Harley Davidson (that goes around a corner) at low RPM and when you wind it up it feels like a raging bull and will entice you into bad behavior...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-05-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
My Stelvio is every 6000. It's screw adjusters...

My Stelvio is every 6000. It's screw adjusters under the covers (secured by 4 bolts and one screw for the spark plug hose cover). No panels to remove or gas tank. Takes me 1.5 hours to check/adjust...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,419
Posted By Lee R
I think I'm going to make both events if the...

I think I'm going to make both events if the plans stay the same for work. The ride across country in April in order to have the bike in New York should be interesting.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,419
Posted By Lee R
I kind of doubt they will bring it here. They...

I kind of doubt they will bring it here. They pulled the Sprint GT and the Tiger 1050 out. It's also getting pretty crowded.

We'll have the Yamaha FJ-09, BMW S1000XR, Kawasaki Versys 650/1000,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,419
Posted By Lee R
I should be good, fighting season won't start...

I should be good, fighting season won't start until the weather warms up over here.

Am I mental for considering riding across country in early April to upstate New York? I don't want to be...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,634
Posted By Lee R
I test rode the Hyper and Multi same day. I would...

I test rode the Hyper and Multi same day. I would honestly buy the Hyper over the Multistrada. Hyper is one of the most fun bike's I've ever ridden. It's actually quite comfortable too. I imagine...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,634
Posted By Lee R
Longer roadtrip:D

Longer roadtrip:D
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,634
Posted By Lee R
For that price you'd probably save 1500 bucks...

For that price you'd probably save 1500 bucks buying a plane ticket to WV and buying from Romney then taking a break in road trip home. They charge 50 dollars on top of the advertised price, that's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,419
Posted By Lee R
The 1050 forum is excellent. The V7 should be a...

The 1050 forum is excellent. The V7 should be a good complement to the Tiger, they are gorgeous in person and I like the V-twin character of those bikes.

I've been ham-stringed for riding due to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,419
Posted By Lee R
I put 50k on one before selling it last year. ...

I put 50k on one before selling it last year. It's a great bike once you either adjust properly or replace the stock suspension and add lighting. I added some LED's relayed to the stock headlights...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,634
Posted By Lee R
The FJ-09 can be had for @ 9600 plus state tax...

The FJ-09 can be had for @ 9600 plus state tax (Romney WV). Which is a great value in a MC with just the right amount of power. I'd take a look at low mileage Triumph Tiger 1050's as well, extremely...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-26-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
The Stelvio is rock stable from 0 to top speed of...

The Stelvio is rock stable from 0 to top speed of 135 or so. More stable than my Tiger 1050 or any other bike I've owned. The weight is a plus on the highway or in wind. Honestly you don't notice it...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
That engine makes amazing noises, good to hear...

That engine makes amazing noises, good to hear the exhaust just enhances what's already good. That stock can is huge!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
This is so true for most of these bikes....

This is so true for most of these bikes. Ducati/KTM/BMW being the worst for service cost if you don't do it yourself. My Tiger 1050 cost me 900 dollars for the 24,000 mile services and 500 for the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
The Stelvio is pretty good. I'm tempted to get a...

The Stelvio is pretty good. I'm tempted to get a Mistral exhaust, but only if it's significantly better than the OEM, which sounds pretty good!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
I just wish I had more money to have one of each...

I just wish I had more money to have one of each and a larger garage :D
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
Maybe I need to try another Multi because I was...

Maybe I need to try another Multi because I was really not impressed with the one I tried at lower RPM. I read the new 15' is better in that regard. Keep in mind the bike I had when I tried it was...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-21-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
If your looking at the 10-11' multi, check out...

If your looking at the 10-11' multi, check out the Tiger 1050. They are ridiculously cheap used and I personally think it's a better engine for the street. The Multi has it all in the top of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,163
Posted By Lee R
Seems like the MTS 1200 and the upcoming BMW...

Seems like the MTS 1200 and the upcoming BMW XR1000R pretty much cover what you would ever need in a sport bike on the road, and they're comfortable! The new Yamaha FJ-09 looks pretty good too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-21-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,487
Posted By Lee R
I went through this decision process last winter....

I went through this decision process last winter. I put 50,000 miles on a Tiger 1050 and decided to try something new, the Tiger was still running strong with no real big issues throughout it's life...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,163
Posted By Lee R
I grew up learning to ride on mopeds then...

I grew up learning to ride on mopeds then dirtbikes. The first street bike was a KLR650. I've tried a Honda 600RR and wanted nothing to do with them after a short ride on a friends. The Tiger 1050 I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 434,687
Posted By Lee R
I'm over in Afghanistan and just finished reading...

I'm over in Afghanistan and just finished reading this ride report. Thanks for taking the time to document the trip for all of us who dream of doing the same while living vicariously through the ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,171
Posted By Lee R
I've lived in Sweden for half a year and spent...

I've lived in Sweden for half a year and spent some time driving in Germany, Denmark, Norway and Italy. I'm from Maine originally and have lived/driven in all the states in the US and most of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,711
Posted By Lee R
What did it for me was a trip from Maryland to...

What did it for me was a trip from Maryland to Maine (@ 14 hours) in 35 degrees and heavy rain for the last 5 hours. My aerostich soaked through and I nearly got hypothermia. Coldest I've ever been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 37,621
Posted By Lee R
I grew up in Maine when it was still legal to...

I grew up in Maine when it was still legal to pass on double yellow (which has since been changed). I was taught that they were a "recommendation". Many states are honestly excessive in double...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,711
Posted By Lee R
Get a heated jacket. I have commuted by bike...

Get a heated jacket. I have commuted by bike for 3 years year-round only using the spare car in snow or extreme cold.

All the layer's in the world won't stop the cold. Your essentially sitting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,502
Posted By Lee R
As posted by many, your number one defense while...

As posted by many, your number one defense while riding a motorcycle is to predict what road hazards are present and position yourself to be ready. Bright colors (high viz, bright white) have great...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-20-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,603
Views: 135,146
Posted By Lee R
I replaced my garmin's after trying out my 10"...

I replaced my garmin's after trying out my 10" Samsung tablet on the bike. I now use a smaller 7" Nexus which is a much better option IMO. A smartphone will work fine. Waterproof cases are available...
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