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Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 461,455
Posted By Velvet
Definitely a worthwhile addition. Out of...

Definitely a worthwhile addition. Out of curiosity, does your RC8R have a factory installed slipper?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 461,455
Posted By Velvet
Hi all, I'm new to this thread and I just...

Hi all,

I'm new to this thread and I just got done reading it in its entirety. A lot of great information and cool pics. I just purchased a '13 SMT and I'll be picking it up on Thursday. I'm...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-17-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,378
Posted By Velvet
I find it odd that Triumph, Aprilia, and now KTM...

I find it odd that Triumph, Aprilia, and now KTM have the button on the right when every other manufacturer has it on the left, which in my opinion and experience is a better idea.

Though I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Velvet
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
Is that the KTM Power Parts screen?

Is that the KTM Power Parts screen?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
Of course an SMT would be a better choice, but I...

Of course an SMT would be a better choice, but I have the SMR right now and if I could make that work I wouldn't need to buy the T. I could have both but there would be too much overlap.....plus I...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
Has anybody here done any long range travel on...

Has anybody here done any long range travel on their SMR?

At this point my long range travel bike is an '08 KTM 990 Adventure, however, I had thoughts about using my SMR at times by adding a...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
There was one recently listed on Ebay. It had...

There was one recently listed on Ebay. It had very low mileage and the bidding went to the high $8000.00 range without hitting the reserve. I though for sure that it would have sold.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
Not only air pressure, but check for nails,...

Not only air pressure, but check for nails, screws, and other junk that may have damaged the tire.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
I'm guilty of that as well, but for the past 13...

I'm guilty of that as well, but for the past 13 or so years I NEVER ride without doing a pre-ride check of the bike, especially the tires. Very important.

When I went through police motor...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28,442
Views: 5,788,830
Posted By Velvet
After having eight BMW's over the years (five...

After having eight BMW's over the years (five personally and three professionally) I'm quite familiar with the issues. I don't want to turn this into a BMW bashing session but I've had problems with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28,442
Views: 5,788,830
Posted By Velvet
Thanks for your two Centavos, but when I DO...

Thanks for your two Centavos, but when I DO finally buy one, it'll definitely be a '14 or newer. I'm just not sure if I want an ES or non-ES.

I've been waiting on two things....for Yamaha to have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28,442
Views: 5,788,830
Posted By Velvet
Dammit.....I so need to get off of my a$$ and buy...

Dammit.....I so need to get off of my a$$ and buy a Super Tenere.

It must be one frickin reliable and awesome machine because all we have to talk about is this meaningless bullshit of cloning...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28,442
Views: 5,788,830
Posted By Velvet
Amen brother!!!!!

Amen brother!!!!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28,442
Views: 5,788,830
Posted By Velvet
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight! :rofl

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight! :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28,442
Views: 5,788,830
Posted By Velvet
I always wondered that myself. It seems a bit...

I always wondered that myself. It seems a bit pointless to me
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 63,478
Posted By Velvet
Who did the reflash?

Who did the reflash?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Velvet
+1 :thumb

+1 :thumb
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
I have a Superduke fender on mine but I bought it...

I have a Superduke fender on mine but I bought it that way as a dealer demo. The dealer couldn't provide the original fender and I thought about buying one but its relatively pricey. To me its not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28,442
Views: 5,788,830
Posted By Velvet
Thats a great question. My WR250R speedo is way...

Thats a great question. My WR250R speedo is way off as well and I've often wondered about the ODO. Though I've never tested it in any way, my specualtion is that the ODO on any bike is probably...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-29-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
To say the least, 40 hours is quite...

To say the least, 40 hours is quite disappointing. I have zero experience with Rekluse ownership, though Al, the Rekluse owner, generously let me take his personal 950SE for a nice "joy ride" back...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,378
Posted By Velvet
Now, thats definitely a beautiful sight!!!!! ...

Now, thats definitely a beautiful sight!!!!! :clap
Forum: Road Warriors 05-29-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
Well, Mike, I dont fish but maybe I can find...

Well, Mike, I dont fish but maybe I can find another use for them. Any other suggestions? :lol3

I had planned on switching out the slaves on my bikes sometime and it looks like your comment...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
What brand of clutch slave is that?

What brand of clutch slave is that?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
It's most likely 450 watts. That seems to be the...

It's most likely 450 watts. That seems to be the standard on all 990 LC8's.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 145,558
Posted By Velvet
I have a s**tload of bikes right now so I can...

I have a s**tload of bikes right now so I can definitely wait. I'm looking to downsize considerably and I want a reliable travel bike that gets good fuel mileage, has cruise control, and easy to do...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 145,558
Posted By Velvet
Ok...I like the 12,000 way more than the 6,000 as...

Ok...I like the 12,000 way more than the 6,000 as previously quoted.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 145,558
Posted By Velvet
Thanks, Shawn. Though the magazine has...

Thanks, Shawn.

Though the magazine has mis-quoted figures a number of times before, I'm still amazed that they can be so far off. I'm sure that you got the correct figures out of the manual...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 145,558
Posted By Velvet
I checked out the MCN test for the '15 XCX and I...

I checked out the MCN test for the '15 XCX and I have some questions for the '15 owners in this thread:

1. The test lists the routine maintenance at 3,000 miles. Is that true? That figure seems...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Velvet
I have a new factory black fender that may work. ...

I have a new factory black fender that may work. PM sent.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-11-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 224,273
Posted By Velvet
Good info. Thanks!

Good info. Thanks!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Velvet
Definitely. Just had that happen after having...

Definitely. Just had that happen after having some work done at a dealer.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,431
Posted By Velvet
Yep, I remember when you bailed.

Yep, I remember when you bailed.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,431
Posted By Velvet
Yeah, definitely. Tim sold me the 950SE and the...

Yeah, definitely. Tim sold me the 950SE and the 990S. I was not a happy camper when things went south with Badlands. :cry I seriously considered buying the shop at the time, but since I would...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,431
Posted By Velvet
Not to hijack the thread....but are you referring...

Not to hijack the thread....but are you referring to Tim King that had the shop in Las Cruces, NM?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-08-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,431
Posted By Velvet
Back in March of 2008 I bought a new 950 SE then...

Back in March of 2008 I bought a new 950 SE then a week later I did an impulse buy of a new 990 ADV S. I still have both of the bikes with no immediate plans on selling either. Both bikes have...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-04-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 292,884
Posted By Velvet
Wow...I wish that I would have had that kind of...

Wow...I wish that I would have had that kind of luck with the Beemers that I've had.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-02-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 292,884
Posted By Velvet
I couldn't agree more with your view on the...

I couldn't agree more with your view on the subject. I would absolutely love to be down to one bike.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-02-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 292,884
Posted By Velvet
If all the bikes are paid for and you are wanting...

If all the bikes are paid for and you are wanting to thin down a bit, I personally would sell the 800 Tiger and Thruxton, keep everything else and not buy a 1290SA.

To me, the 800 Tiger overlaps...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-30-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 292,884
Posted By Velvet
That is absolutely sickening!!! :puke1

That is absolutely sickening!!! :puke1
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