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Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By rogerc
Thanks for the replies. Only thought now is...

Thanks for the replies.
Only thought now is Yamaha going to come out with a wr450r?
Would be the perfect bike for me.
Reports of 15 new models maybe one is the WR450R.
RC
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By rogerc
Sorry Wr250R

Sorry Wr250R
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By rogerc
Is a WR250 too small for a guy 6'3"?

Need feed back from big guys on how well a WR 250R will fit a 6'3" 225 lbs 61 year old?
Have had a lot of bikes in the past DR 650, DL 650, and a lot of pure street bikes.
Currently ride A FZ1 and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,255
Posted By rogerc
[QUOTE=Bill Harris;24554459]The gist of the memo...

[QUOTE=Bill Harris;24554459]The gist of the memo is "growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional". Just 'cause you are a geezer doesn't mean you have to be one. :)

At 61 my rides are a...
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,187
Posted By rogerc
I have a serious neurological disease that just...

I have a serious neurological disease that just kicks my butt at times and limits a lot of what I want to do. On some days I can ride and it makes the struggle and daily fight so worth it. The added...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-05-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,391,457
Posted By rogerc
Test rode the 1190, really wanted to like...

Test rode the 1190, really wanted to like it...... But it is no Multistrada.
For my multi stable mate will try and pick up a used Yamaha Tenere.
Really like the bike for what it is.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-23-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By rogerc
could not agree more.:clap

could not agree more.:clap
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By rogerc
Test rode an 1190 for an hour the other day. ...

Test rode an 1190 for an hour the other day.
Really wanted to love and expected a lot after reading all the reviews and input from forums.
Coming from a Ducati 2013 Multistrada the KTM had its work...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,699
Posted By rogerc
I currently have a MTS 2013 and it had a few...

I currently have a MTS 2013 and it had a few teething issues but once sorted out has been rock solid. Have 16000 miles on her and would not hesitate to ride her cross country tomorrow.
Go out and...
Forum: Face plant 05-20-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,623
Posted By rogerc
I broke my ankle and leg going less than 3 mph. ...

I broke my ankle and leg going less than 3 mph.
Had the surgeries and the support bar on for months. Could not believe that I broke it that bad at 3 MPH. I was 55 at the time so probably older than...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-14-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,659
Posted By rogerc
Get a camelback. I use one on every ride when...

Get a camelback. I use one on every ride when it's over 70.
Put some ice in it and then water. By far the best single thing I do when I ride.
RC
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,813
Posted By rogerc
Have I ever moved up:clap :rofl Only about 20...

Have I ever moved up:clap :rofl
Only about 20 times, only regret it once with a KTM.
Go for it......
Been looking at the Tenere myself and that would be my recommendation to you after my research.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,454
Posted By rogerc
I am thinking of a Tenere also. Can't decide...

I am thinking of a Tenere also.
Can't decide how much in dollars the new improved version is worth over a new 13 that are available at many dealers at discount prices.
Round figure is about 2500...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By rogerc
Top box organizers

Have 2 Givi trunks that I use on my Ducati multistrada and Yamaha fz1 and looking for suggestions on what others have found useful for separators for your different cargo items. I like to keep my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-07-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 73,098
Posted By rogerc
6'3" 34 inseam 222 lbs and 60 years old and a...

6'3" 34 inseam 222 lbs and 60 years old and a really beat up body, arms, legs, feet etc.
2013 Duc Multistrada that fits like an old pair of comfy jeans.
Most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-31-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,391,457
Posted By rogerc
"The one thing I don't like is the way it will...

"The one thing I don't like is the way it will prevent you from opening too much throttle at very low revs. I know it is to protect the engine and maintain tractability..."


WOW....did you try...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 231,870
Posted By rogerc
Great report, I am hooked. Out of comfort...

Great report, I am hooked.

Out of comfort zone = planning on a lone camping trip and starting off not knowing where I am going. Looking forward to not planning as much and stopping more.
RC
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-02-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,391,457
Posted By rogerc
Eh? Have 3200 miles on my 2013 MTS since 3/26/13....

Have 3200 miles on my 2013 MTS since 3/26/13. Yes, you are right it just gets better and better. Very confidence inspiring.
Can't really find any big fault with the bike. Got the smaller CalSci...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-01-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,659
Posted By rogerc
Patsy Cline is one of my favorites of all time....

Patsy Cline is one of my favorites of all time. Not a country music lover but a lover of musical talent and she was thr best. I play her songs when I ride, helps me connect to everything that is...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,021
Posted By rogerc
Woah there pilgrim, As a rider for a lot of...

Woah there pilgrim,
As a rider for a lot of years slow down, yes this is crazy for a beginner. It takes me at least a month to get my bike and gear ready. I just bought a new bike exactly one month...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,773
Posted By rogerc
Update part 2 can be found here: ...

Update part 2 can be found here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=879421
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,773
Posted By rogerc
Update on 2013 Multistrada Part 2

Update 4/16/13
This is update from this thread from when I first bought the bike on 3/26/13.
Go to this thread for the first part:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=875001


Just...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-09-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,773
Posted By rogerc
The stock exhaust is not bad. I have read several...

The stock exhaust is not bad. I have read several reports of guys stating that the exhaust upgrade was not worth the cost.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,773
Posted By rogerc
Cruise control should be on a bike priced this...

Cruise control should be on a bike priced this high.
No excuse for the center stand problem. They knew it was a problem and ignored it on this update. Besides those problems the overall bike is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,328
Posted By rogerc
Just bought a '13 Multistrada, sold my DL 650 and...

Just bought a '13 Multistrada, sold my DL 650 and FJR 1300 for the purchase.
I am 60 so it was a no brainer for me. Since my riding days are numbered I chose to eat the whole enchilada and buy the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 25,773
Posted By rogerc
2013 Ducati Multistrada Touring Sport Review (Long)

2013 Ducati Multistrada Touring Sport Review
Picked up my new Multistrada on 3/26/13 for my 60th birthday. Had the 600 mile service done after just 2 days of riding.
Below are my observations.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,357
Posted By rogerc
Just Sold a vstrom 650. Loved it ran very...

Just Sold a vstrom 650.


Loved it ran very well, was reliable, very comfortable and did everything I asked. Just recently test drove a triumph 800 and felt it was a better overall bike but it...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 137,941
Posted By rogerc
That is the exact GPS mount I am looking for.......

That is the exact GPS mount I am looking for.... (the one on the handlebars) what brand is it?

RC
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 137,941
Posted By rogerc
Vellis, Nice bike so when does the turbo charge...

Vellis,
Nice bike so when does the turbo charge kit get installed? :huh
What GPS are you using and how exactly did you mount it?
RC
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By rogerc
Thanks for the info guys, it is helping. Really...

Thanks for the info guys, it is helping. Really having a hard time making a final decision. Usually I can pull the trigger no problem. Just want to make sure I get the right ride.
Where the hell is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By rogerc
Anyone have a Multisrada & 800XC?

Really like the Ducati Multistrada 2013 but test rode the 800 XC and liked it.
I have always had 2 bikes, just sold an FJR 1300 and selling my VStom 650. Was planning on just replacing it with one...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-15-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,391,457
Posted By rogerc
Tony, NICE... already sold my FJR and can't...

Tony,
NICE... already sold my FJR and can't wait to sell my DL650 and then its DUC time.
What bars and sliders you have on that beauty?
Also what top case?

I may have to rethink the red after...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-13-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,371
Posted By rogerc
I am 6' 3" and 229 lbs and headed to 220 lbs. ...

I am 6' 3" and 229 lbs and headed to 220 lbs.
Long arms and legs.
The FJR was a little cramped even after the bar risers and seat adjustment.
I fit very well on the following bikes:
Multistrada...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,371
Posted By rogerc
Test rode a Triumph Explorer 1200 and Triumph 800...

Test rode a Triumph Explorer 1200 and Triumph 800 XC today. 40 minutes on both, in stop and go traffic a few open hill runs, and the freeway for about 20 miles. Did research on both of them last...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,371
Posted By rogerc
Looking for intelligent input on a new bike.

I have sold my 05 FJR 1300 and in the process of selling my 09 Vstom 650 in anticipation of buying a 2013 Ducati Multistrada S Touring.
With that kind of $$ going out and the hit of depreciation on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5,302
Views: 523,258
Posted By rogerc
Sounds like there are a number of us who want to...

Sounds like there are a number of us who want to ride the Summit road area.
Please post up here so we can plan a ride.
I am in Tahoe now when I get back will try and post up a nice comfortable...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-19-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,391,457
Posted By rogerc
I am also in the market. I live in No California...

I am also in the market. I live in No California so it will be hard to get much of a deal. But it is so expensive every little bit helps.
Still thinking about a 2012 used. But the evolution of the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-31-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6,694
Views: 1,391,457
Posted By rogerc
I need more ride reports..... NOW :ear

I need more ride reports..... NOW :ear
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,748
Posted By rogerc
A 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200. I am 6'3" and 230...

A 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200. I am 6'3" and 230 lbs and it fit me like a glove. The suspension was superior.
Real like it. Got $20000 I can borrow?
RC
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,120
Posted By rogerc
Need advice on jacket

Looking for a good quality jacket with the following features....
Must be 3/4 length.
Be good in both chilly (above 40) and hot weather (90 and above)
Zip out liner
Good protection

I have...
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