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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,089
Posted By Dave W.
^^^^Great write up! thanks for sharing. I...

^^^^Great write up! thanks for sharing.

I guess I'm really curious if it's worth the price of admission. I "need" something in the garage that is everything you described.

And yeah- the white...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By Dave W.
I'll comment with some caution as I am not...

I'll comment with some caution as I am not familiar with KTM engines.

I am a propulsion system engineer and I have designed oils and lubrication systems for very demanding environments.

It has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,334
Posted By Dave W.
So your buddies-niece's-husband is going to buy...

So your buddies-niece's-husband is going to buy the hipster bike you recommend for traversing North America, which will be based on recommendations from this f'ING place!
All without so much as...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,773
Posted By Dave W.
I dig it! :clap

I dig it! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 48,366
Posted By Dave W.
Demo a Ducati Diavel before you pull the trigger...

Demo a Ducati Diavel before you pull the trigger on the big Honda. The Honda is at ~250lb weight disadvantage. If you want a power cruiser, at least look at the Ducati, maybe even a Guzzi California.
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 56,770
Posted By Dave W.
Umitc- Nice. You just sold me on the Puig...

Umitc- Nice. You just sold me on the Puig windscreen.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,939
Posted By Dave W.
Eddy B. You have five posts in this thread...

Eddy B.
You have five posts in this thread without actually recommending a motorcycle.

I would say the Honda NC700X comment added a whole lot more than you have
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,939
Posted By Dave W.
Honda 919 checks each and everyone of your...

Honda 919 checks each and everyone of your criteria, well it's a little heavier than you like and packs a bigger punch than you describe.
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 56,770
Posted By Dave W.
Installed Ducati semi rigid bags

They were back ordered and finally came in. Installed this weekend with basic hand tools. I don't plan to run them most of the time, but now and then I really like to get away and do some motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Dave W.
2nd the advrider tradition and concur you should...

2nd the advrider tradition and concur you should buy a Monster 1200S.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,194
Posted By Dave W.
That has character! Are you on instagram?

That has character!

Are you on instagram?
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,246
Posted By Dave W.
Very cool! Please keep us updated.

Very cool! Please keep us updated.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,428
Posted By Dave W.
It's a big Ruckus. ...

It's a big Ruckus.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/hey-bulldog-hondas-latest-concept-motorcycle-is-a-bruiser-of-a-citybike/
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,142
Posted By Dave W.
Milo- very nice stable in your sig line.

Milo- very nice stable in your sig line.
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 177,199
Posted By Dave W.
Not my intention to thread jack. The S1000R is a...

Not my intention to thread jack. The S1000R is a great bike.

The sales guy at the dealer had told me the tank was plastic.

Good to hear it's a suitable 2up machine.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 177,199
Posted By Dave W.
I was in love with the S1000R, had to have one...

I was in love with the S1000R, had to have one according to the spec sheet and even more so after the demo ride. It's a great machine, but at the end of the day I went with a Ducati Monster 1200S. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,142
Posted By Dave W.
One used Harley does not make the entire line up...

One used Harley does not make the entire line up a disappointment.

Harley makes premium priced bikes that don't do anything particularly well. That fits alot of people just fine.
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4,646
Views: 561,176
Posted By Dave W.
There is one MOTUS listed nation wide on...

There is one MOTUS listed nation wide on cycletrader.com
It's $37,000

Personally - I can't buy a $37,000 motorcycle.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,947
Posted By Dave W.
I have a Monster 1200S my most reliable ridding...

I have a Monster 1200S my most reliable ridding buddy has an FZ9.

The FZ9 is a very capable machine in the hands of the right rider and I think a tremendous value.

If you want to know which...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By Dave W.
no way I would pay that cash for an electric...

no way I would pay that cash for an electric bike, but great write up and feedback.

Anything with that much torque is doing something right!
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Dave W.
The vision comes with an on board hot tub. ...

The vision comes with an on board hot tub.

http://polaris.hs.llnwd.net/o40/vic/2015/img/model-photos/thumbs-large/2015-vision-medium-01.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 56,770
Posted By Dave W.
Out and about today. Nice weather again in...

Out and about today. Nice weather again in Dallas.

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a557/525xdm9/IMG_20150311_194648_zpsmttazuer.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,448
Views: 655,113
Posted By Dave W.
Dallas, TX. USA I'm not much of a...

Dallas, TX. USA

I'm not much of a photographer.
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a557/525xdm9/IMG_20150311_194648_zpsmttazuer.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 92,882
Posted By Dave W.
Honda 919. Liberty Bell to the Alamo. Camping. ...

Honda 919. Liberty Bell to the Alamo. Camping.

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a557/525xdm9/5CBC213D-BF27-4E06-A47F-B04D0CFCBFD0_zpsc4velk9t.jpg

I have the Ducati semi-rigid bags on order...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,447
Posted By Dave W.
06 vfr800

Below is my 06 VFR800.

I was a DIE HARD Honda worshiper so eventually bought one.

I found it to be one of the most over hyped-under performing bikes I'd ever ridden.

Sound= 9 out of 10-...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,089
Posted By Dave W.
Great pics And blog write up. Thank you.

Great pics And blog write up. Thank you.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 690,847
Posted By Dave W.
I see what you did there... kind of like when a...

I see what you did there... kind of like when a Harley guy tells me Porsche designed the Vrod Engine.
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,007
Posted By Dave W.
Congrats on the new wheels!

Congrats on the new wheels!
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Dave W.
How many track days have you got in on your 636? ...

How many track days have you got in on your 636?

If the answer is zero, you are not on the correct motorcycle for your use.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,799
Posted By Dave W.
I take great comfort knowing in today's world, at...

I take great comfort knowing in today's world, at least ONE college student has the brains to be cash strapped, instead of running up 200K in student loans.

Good luck in your search.
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 56,770
Posted By Dave W.
Yes sir.

Yes sir.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By Dave W.
I was referring to the maintenance intervals....

I was referring to the maintenance intervals. Monster has the advantage.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By Dave W.
By the numbers: ...

By the numbers:

http://m.ducatiusa.com/bikes/compare/index.do

I had a similar decision and picked up a Monster 1200S over the street fighter.

2 up riding was a little.more friendly, Ducati...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,981
Posted By Dave W.
Reality is, if the oil meets the OEM spec on the...

Reality is, if the oil meets the OEM spec on the bottle it is FAR more likely the engine is limited by the oiling system, than the oil itself.

If the lubrication system cannot maintain a film it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 36,547
Posted By Dave W.
^A man after my own heart!

^A man after my own heart!
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 56,770
Posted By Dave W.
Twins! No idea who the other one belonged to. ...

Twins! No idea who the other one belonged to.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/davewilson/20150213_143525.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 56,770
Posted By Dave W.
You married up! Love my Monster 1200s

You married up!

Love my Monster 1200s
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,649
Posted By Dave W.
Look around for a used Honda 919.

Look around for a used Honda 919.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,137
Posted By Dave W.
Well I was referring to the ~10% weight...

Well I was referring to the ~10% weight disadvantage for the R9T and the fact that the Monster 1200S has a 25% horsepower advantage.

& Ducati offers bags for the 12S. If BMW does so for the R9T, I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,137
Posted By Dave W.
The R9T isn't anywhere near in the same league as...

The R9T isn't anywhere near in the same league as the Monster 1200S
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