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Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,322,434
Posted By davevv
That would be MPH in Houston. RPM is in Farmers...

That would be MPH in Houston. RPM is in Farmers Branch (Dallas suburb) Texas.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 25,057
Posted By davevv
Just had a thought. (Yes, it happens...

Just had a thought. (Yes, it happens occasionally.:lol3) Say one of the big four counters with an ebike of their own. Every time I have gone into one the Japanese bike dealerships to buy a part...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 25,057
Posted By davevv
Somewhere along the line, I must have missed...

Somewhere along the line, I must have missed where the 53 mile range figure came from. This (Right now, the bike has a range of 100 miles–fine for city riding–and recharges in about three hours.)...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,527
Posted By davevv
From your list, my choices would be: Ninja 300 ...

From your list, my choices would be:
Ninja 300
DRZ400

DL650
CB500X

Scrambler
CB1100
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,595
Views: 901,716
Posted By davevv
If the bike was rejetted to match the increased...

If the bike was rejetted to match the increased airflow from this mod and the V&H exhaust, that would account for some of your decreased mileage. More air requires more fuel or else your mixture...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,527
Posted By davevv
This is true to some extent, but the environment...

This is true to some extent, but the environment they are riding those small bikes in is quite different from what we consider normal here in the states. At least it was when Uncle Sam had me...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,527
Posted By davevv
:topes

:topes
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,527
Posted By davevv
There are many bikes that will do what you're...

There are many bikes that will do what you're looking for. Some of my favorites would be the H-D Sportster in either the Roadster (XL883R, XL1200R) or Sport (XL1200S) version. They have taller...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By davevv
I've done a couple of long distance fly-n-rides,...

I've done a couple of long distance fly-n-rides, but in those instances, they were trips I wanted to make anyway. In that circumstance, I don't consider the travel expense as part of the cost of the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,109
Posted By davevv
The cover on that particular seat ('74 Yamaha...

The cover on that particular seat ('74 Yamaha DT360) has a loop around the edge with a wire running through it. There are tabs built into the seat pan that bend over the wire to hold it in place, so...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,595
Views: 901,716
Posted By davevv
Yeah, I'm a firm believer in the sheepskin butt...

Yeah, I'm a firm believer in the sheepskin butt pads. I've been using them for about eight years now. And one of the things I love about them is that they don't get searing hot in the Texas sun...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,322,434
Posted By davevv
The point was that this statement "First, every...

The point was that this statement "First, every bike specific thread on adv or otherwise would be enough to either scare potential owners off or spook newbs into selling theirs. Bike threads are just...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10,257
Views: 1,322,434
Posted By davevv
I used to believe this too, but it isn't true. ...

I used to believe this too, but it isn't true. Go read the big thread on the Super Tenere. It currently is at 1544 pages compared to the 621 pages in this one. There are very few posts in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,468,696
Posted By davevv
Cool. You don't see the K model Harleys pop up...

Cool. You don't see the K model Harleys pop up very often.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,313
Posted By davevv
Congrats on the new ride. Never been on one, but...

Congrats on the new ride. Never been on one, but from everything I've read that should be a fun ride.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By davevv
Thanks for taking the time to share your trip. ...

Thanks for taking the time to share your trip. One of my first thoughts was that there must be a large supply of good mechanics over there to keep that many of the old bikes on the road. Then I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,468,696
Posted By davevv
I must be getting old. I noticed that it is not...

I must be getting old. I noticed that it is not actually a Norton, but a Norvin.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,313
Posted By davevv
:lol3 Now that you mention it, that photo does...

:lol3 Now that you mention it, that photo does make it look pretty large. Here's another that was in the ad I bought the bike from....
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,313
Posted By davevv
My son is 6'4" also, and he has a 36" inseam. I...

My son is 6'4" also, and he has a 36" inseam. I loaned him my '07 Tiger 1050 one day three years ago and never got it back. It fits him perfectly and he's yet to find another bike he'd rather...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 4,365,978
Posted By davevv
Progressive @ $1200 per year total for full...

Progressive @ $1200 per year total for full coverage on 3 bikes and two riders.
The third bike is an '07 Tiger 1050.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,468,696
Posted By davevv
Harpo?:lol3

Harpo?:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,470
Posted By davevv
I've been riding for 53 years and had nearly that...

I've been riding for 53 years and had nearly that many bikes. The pair I have now is the best combination of street bikes I've found in that time. The XL1200R for play and town, and the Super...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 71,970
Posted By davevv
I've seen and sat on the new Cali, but haven't...

I've seen and sat on the new Cali, but haven't had a chance to ride one. The '14 is bigger, comparable to a H-D Road King. The old Cali is more like the H-D Dyna series.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 71,970
Posted By davevv
Moto Guzzi California. I've owned a couple and...

Moto Guzzi California. I've owned a couple and they are great bikes.

This one is a '98 V11EV
http://davevv.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Marques/Moto-Guzzi-folder/98-V11EV/i-9hxsCP4/0/O/V11EV7.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,368
Views: 787,163
Posted By davevv
I'm not sure which ones, but some of the Sportys...

I'm not sure which ones, but some of the Sportys do have an extra catch on the seat. It's a post with a wide top and it's in the low area where the fender meets the frame. So, along with the tab at...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 4,365,978
Posted By davevv
There's actually four bikes there. The other one...

There's actually four bikes there. The other one is hidden behind the BBQ grills. It's an american adventure bike. Good picture of all four here in Pine Ridge where we stopped to let the rain...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 4,365,978
Posted By davevv
My S10 got it's first taste of unpaved road last...

My S10 got it's first taste of unpaved road last week.
http://davevv.smugmug.com/Travel/Arkansas-Trip-2006/i-8JZSnCf/0/XL/Arkansas%202014%20003-XL.jpg

This cabin on the Cossatot river in Arkansas...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,167
Posted By davevv
I've owned both of these bikes. If the specs...

I've owned both of these bikes. If the specs list the 800 roadie as having a lower seat than the Scrambler, I can promise you it does not work out that way in the real world. On the Tiger (seat in...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,685
Posted By davevv
When you take off from a stop, the bike will...

When you take off from a stop, the bike will begin to move but then falter for an instant as if it was going to stall and then pick up again and accelerate normally. With the clutch mod (with or...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,685
Posted By davevv
Yeah, I knew about the additional changes, but...

Yeah, I knew about the additional changes, but most of them really didn't matter to me. Heated grips would be nice, but I do live in Texas. The better fueling would definitely be nice, but I'm...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,685
Posted By davevv
All I can offer is my own experience. I've owned...

All I can offer is my own experience. I've owned five adventure type bikes. An R1100GS, Buell Ulysses, Tiger 1050, Tiger 800, and my current Super Tenere.

I didn't care for the GS much at all....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,468,696
Posted By davevv
witttom, Here's the larger version of your...

witttom,

Here's the larger version of your pic. Makes it makes it much easier to see the big grin on her face. One of my favorites....
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 4,365,978
Posted By davevv
I have an Airoh S03 that I used on a 5300 mile...

I have an Airoh S03 that I used on a 5300 mile trip aboard an '07 Ulysses. Airoh is not sold in the U.S. but is a top line helmet with the best certification you can get in Europe. I got it through...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,186
Posted By davevv
In the low end of your price range, it's hard to...

In the low end of your price range, it's hard to beat the last 750 Nighthawk. Extremely reliable, very low maintenance, and a decent performer. Made unchanged from '91 to '03 IIRC.
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By davevv
Looks like a very tall version of the Rox Riser. ...

Looks like a very tall version of the Rox Riser. I'm sure it will work well. It would be nice if most bikes came with a similar setup.
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,595
Views: 901,716
Posted By davevv
Turn signals

I had the cracked turn signal stalk problem on a '92 when I got it. The Honda replacements at that time (about 5 years ago) were $48 each. So, I installed these units from the Buell Ulysses...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20,901
Views: 5,976,808
Posted By davevv
Glued one on my son's 1050 Tiger with a silicone...

Glued one on my son's 1050 Tiger with a silicone adhesive about four years ago. Just cleaned the surfaces really well and clamped it overnight. Still solid after about 10k miles.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 199,834
Posted By davevv
MSRP on the 883 Iron is $8399 for 2014.

MSRP on the 883 Iron is $8399 for 2014.
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 64,178
Posted By davevv
5'11" with 30" inseam. Riding a '13 Super Tenere...

5'11" with 30" inseam. Riding a '13 Super Tenere now.
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24,069
Views: 4,365,978
Posted By davevv
5'11" and no problem with the stock screen. Then...

5'11" and no problem with the stock screen. Then again, I've only had one stock screen ever that caused me a buffeting problem ('99 R1100GS), so maybe I'm just immune.
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