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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 2,144,757
Posted By ViperJustin
My riding buddy runs the K60 rear/TKC 80 front....

My riding buddy runs the K60 rear/TKC 80 front. He got about 12k miles out of the set on his '13 GSA. He was down to the chords, but he runs about 80/20 road and four wheeler trails (not quite single...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 2,144,757
Posted By ViperJustin
Damn!!! That's great! Is that Yamaha Las Vegas on...

Damn!!! That's great! Is that Yamaha Las Vegas on S Rainbow? I really like that shop. Very mom and pop like, and everyone there rides. Good people.

Thanks for the info. Great pics!!!
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 35,817
Posted By ViperJustin
Phenomenal pics and videos!!! Thank you for...

Phenomenal pics and videos!!! Thank you for taking the time to do this RR.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By ViperJustin
Go test one. It's the only way you'll know.

Go test one. It's the only way you'll know.
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,605,009
Posted By ViperJustin
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UPMr1FtWHtA/VP8G_6KnrQI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UPMr1FtWHtA/VP8G_6KnrQI/AAAAAAAAB0I/adMjWTd3gxc/s1600/MOTO%2BGUZZI%2BX-RALLY%2B1200.jpg[/QUOTE]

That's wicked!
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 35,817
Posted By ViperJustin
I've ridden those roads four or five dozen times...

I've ridden those roads four or five dozen times on a street bike (G650 XMoto and MegaMoto). Great roads, but everything is better off the main drag...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 35,817
Posted By ViperJustin
THIS is why I want to sell the MegaMoto and get a...

THIS is why I want to sell the MegaMoto and get a dual sport. But I do visit many areas of DV via Jeep. It's just not the same.

Excellent pics, as always!
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,605,009
Posted By ViperJustin
I agree with the Super Tenere. I really like this...

I agree with the Super Tenere. I really like this combo, but haven't seen it in person yet.

http://f.ptcdn.info/059/026/000/1417266695-YamahaXTZE-o.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,938
Views: 649,147
Posted By ViperJustin
Looking good!!!

Looking good!!!
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,605,009
Posted By ViperJustin
Ummm. I don't think so. Looks like a DR650 to me...

Ummm. I don't think so. Looks like a DR650 to me with updated plastics. It's the first thing that comes up when you google dr650 Lynx fairing.


Maybe I'm wrong????
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,605,009
Posted By ViperJustin
Is there a build thread on this bike? I'm almost...

Is there a build thread on this bike? I'm almost positive that I want a DR as my all purpose adventure bike. That, or a Super Tenere, or a built 800xc. I still have to figure it out....
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,493
Posted By ViperJustin
"No shaft, no telelever, no want!" (Sarcasm) ...

"No shaft, no telelever, no want!" (Sarcasm)


That guy is either very tall or that bike is tiny. Either way, this is a new direction for BMW (-small displacement bikes).
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By ViperJustin
Just found it and read it. Good info there. ...

Just found it and read it. Good info there.


Anyone else have one?
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By ViperJustin
Long term DR780/790 reviews???

I'm considering an ultimate DR650 to 790 adventure bike build. But I haven't heard much as far as long term reviews for this set up. Are there any owners out there that would like to share their...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,480
Posted By ViperJustin
F800 Enduro? <450lbs, no bullshit (dynamic esa,...

F800 Enduro? <450lbs, no bullshit (dynamic esa, traction control, etc)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,480
Posted By ViperJustin
Interesting. I never would've guessed. But the...

Interesting. I never would've guessed. But the scooters really count for a majority of that like you stated.

I was more curious about makes like Triumph, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Harley (which has...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,480
Posted By ViperJustin
K bikes? G650 bikes? Just curious, (I'm not...

K bikes? G650 bikes?

Just curious, (I'm not trying to start anything), but how does this compare to Harley or any other luxury company?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By ViperJustin
They just didn't give the X bikes a chance. A X...

They just didn't give the X bikes a chance. A X Challenge Adventure would kill today. It seems like there's a big enough market for a 650 with a good sized tank, decent suspension, etc. Until a bike...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,605,009
Posted By ViperJustin
I would love to have my old G650 Xmoto again. The...

I would love to have my old G650 Xmoto again. The seat sucked. There was no wind protection. And the range was just over 80 miles before the gas light came on. But that bike was a blast in the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,383
Posted By ViperJustin
No question... Ducati

No question...


Ducati
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 166,912
Posted By ViperJustin
I just spent the last two days reading this RR....

I just spent the last two days reading this RR. Excellent photography, descriptions on locations, and narration overall. I found this RR while looking for dual sport tires that can fit on a front 17"...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,150
Posted By ViperJustin
True, as far as I know. The Kymco BMWs are the...

True, as far as I know. The Kymco BMWs are the "600" and "650" scooters.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,173
Posted By ViperJustin
Sorry. Should've clarified. The 2013 GSA is an...

Sorry. Should've clarified. The 2013 GSA is an oil cooled twin cam bike. The GSA went water cooled in 2014. His is the last year for GSA oil heads. The standard GS changed to water cooled heads in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,173
Posted By ViperJustin
As much as I used to love BMWs (the boxers), I...

As much as I used to love BMWs (the boxers), I just don't trust them anymore. My best friend's '13 GSA has been in the shop 5 times since he picked it up in September of 2013. Three electricals, two...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,605,009
Posted By ViperJustin
That looks really nose heavy in design. But its...

That looks really nose heavy in design. But its probably a great bike.
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,273
Posted By ViperJustin
Great video! I agree with you 100% on highway 75...

Great video! I agree with you 100% on highway 75 in Idaho. It's easily one of the greatest roads I've ever ridden on. I was there maybe a week before you were. But I turned right at Glacier National...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,150
Posted By ViperJustin
Just my humble opinion, but for two up duty and...

Just my humble opinion, but for two up duty and light trail riding, I think the NC700X would fit the bill perfectly.
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By ViperJustin
I guess it makes sense to make an electric...

I guess it makes sense to make an electric cruiser. Most cruiser riders rarely ever ride over 100 miles at a time. The designer doesn't have to worry about saving weight.

It's about time someone...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,605,009
Posted By ViperJustin
I've been itching for something simple and...

I've been itching for something simple and reliable. Something that can be fixed with a hammer and a rock.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,467
Posted By ViperJustin
Yes, it has its faults. But the Tenere 660 is my...

Yes, it has its faults. But the Tenere 660 is my dream adventure bike.


Bhart89, if you import one, can you keep this thread up to date? Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,406
Posted By ViperJustin
A more fair comparison would be a Jeep Wrangler...

A more fair comparison would be a Jeep Wrangler and a GSA. Both will get you to just about anywhere you wanna go right from the showroom floor. And both have a billion dollar aftermarket to modify or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By ViperJustin
36.6 cubic inches is 600cc. Is there any...

36.6 cubic inches is 600cc.


Is there any performance data on this engine?
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,605,009
Posted By ViperJustin
Today? Some sort of off-road scooter thing. Like...

Today? Some sort of off-road scooter thing. Like a 250cc Ruckus.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,860
Posted By ViperJustin
Receipts from services done to my MegaMoto: ...

Receipts from services done to my MegaMoto:
600: (not done by me. I don't know.)
6000: $580 for valves and oil
12,000: $780 for valves and oil
18,000: quote from my local dealer- $800-$900
I had...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,288
Posted By ViperJustin
Seems that the world would vote for something...

Seems that the world would vote for something like this:

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/autopia/2009/04/sym_symba.jpg
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 156,519
Posted By ViperJustin
Just caged it out to the Racetrack today. There...

Just caged it out to the Racetrack today. There were three people on newer GSw's that were having some major issues with the loose gravel in the first 7-10 miles of that road. Other than that, it was...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 60,461
Posted By ViperJustin
Wow. What a fun way to ride through the Americas....

Wow. What a fun way to ride through the Americas. Who needs a GS, KLR, or similar when you can ride in style.


Have fun, and thanks for doing this rr.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,860
Posted By ViperJustin
I'm a much bigger fan of the Super Tenere than I...

I'm a much bigger fan of the Super Tenere than I am of the GSLC. That said, in your situation I'd choose the GS since 99.9% of your riding is on the road. The Super Tenere is more of a 75/25...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,696
Posted By ViperJustin
Be careful!!! Death Valley can be extremely...

Be careful!!! Death Valley can be extremely addictive. I've been all over that place dozens of times and I still find it one of the most fascinating places on Earth.


Have fun!
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 51,695
Posted By ViperJustin
Just my humble opinion... I think the...

Just my humble opinion...


I think the LiveWire is both an engineering exercise as well as a look into the future of product development. HOPEFULLY, they are previewing what they will do with the...
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