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Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Amazing, none of my bikes have seat belts,...

Amazing, none of my bikes have seat belts, either. Better keep that info to ourselves, or some government bureaucrat will see that we do. . .:ear
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Seat belt use is a national requirement here. ...

Seat belt use is a national requirement here. Helmet requirements change from state to state. Won't even go into what has been happening with our insurance, since the federal government got...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 391,641
Posted By dirtdreamer50
NADA shows $2600-3400 as viable retail. Trade...

NADA shows $2600-3400 as viable retail. Trade price would be lower, so I would push for the $2600 range. Low mileage is not a plus at that age. Not ridden, the seals, gaskets, etc are prone to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 391,641
Posted By dirtdreamer50
You Aussie guys sure are poetic. Like eating...

You Aussie guys sure are poetic. Like eating beans are good for you heart, right?[/QUOTE]

Ooohhh I don't know about that mate, bunch of bloody individuals we are over here :evil
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 391,641
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Is that like old bikers breaking wind? :eek1 ...

Is that like old bikers breaking wind? :eek1 :lol3

Paul[/QUOTE]


If you ride with a grin, the wind gets in so if you ride with heart, you just gotta fart! :freaky

Cheers Maurie.[/QUOTE]...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 1,446,471
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Nice pic. Is that the Battleship Texas in the...

Nice pic. Is that the Battleship Texas in the background? Haven't been out there for over a couple of decades, now.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 391,641
Posted By dirtdreamer50
What is this "pure" thing of which you speak?...

What is this "pure" thing of which you speak? :lol3
Is it kinda like "character"? :rofl


Paul

Paul[/QUOTE]

Character, used to describe a motorcycle, usually refers to what some...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 391,641
Posted By dirtdreamer50
[QUOTE I was very close to purchasing an...

[QUOTE
I was very close to purchasing an R1200R, but opted for the R1200GS (which I also think is a very good looking bike). This is a very good looking and classic looking motorcycle.[/QUOTE]
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I have read that the change makes a big...

I have read that the change makes a big difference, and also that it makes little difference. I will probably go with the 55 series, if I can find one then. Thanks for everyone's help.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
When I bought my 08, the dealer had just put...

When I bought my 08, the dealer had just put Metzler Z8's, front and rear. They require more continual counter steer pressure in curves, than my RT with PR3's. The 14's rear is a 190/50/17, where...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 1,446,471
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Love the knobbies. Bet they really do help off...

Love the knobbies. Bet they really do help off road. Glad it was a great time. tp
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 391,641
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I am a bit confused. For years the telelever...

I am a bit confused. For years the telelever system was employed and I read numerous complaints about the vague feeling in turns of the front end. Not a set of forks derived from the S1000RR is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,690
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Guess things feel different to different riders. ...

Guess things feel different to different riders. My 08 does put out some heat, but foam inserts fixed that problem. All the other complaints, I have never experienced. Of my four current bikes, it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,690
Posted By dirtdreamer50
That is true. The 15's use the same poor items,...

That is true. The 15's use the same poor items, too. Yamaha did fix the snatchiness of the throttle response. Still a wheelie king, though...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 466,871
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Anna, we know the toll it must take for you to...

Anna, we know the toll it must take for you to continue adding to this report, but so many, like I, have been following you since the beginning, and feel a real kinship to you and your reasons for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 582,194
Posted By dirtdreamer50
FWIW, we've been selling 2015 09's for the past...

FWIW, we've been selling 2015 09's for the past couple of weeks, and none, so far, have had ABS. Current floor model was made in 9/14, and is ABS free, too. Guess we will see about the FJ's, when...
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7,245
Views: 1,446,471
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Been in almost that bad of a situation, but not...

Been in almost that bad of a situation, but not on a Beemer. Gotta love the black mud of Central Tx. I love that pic, for sure. . .
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,554
Posted By dirtdreamer50
FWIW, other than a recall on a shock that was not...

FWIW, other than a recall on a shock that was not actually BMW's fault this year, any RT you may find could be a good buy, if properly maintained. I sell them, and know. Older servo brakes seldomly...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 582,194
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Looks like you've been to WallyWorld. 09's sell...

Looks like you've been to WallyWorld. 09's sell as fast as they get to our floor. 07's sell, but not as fast. We are only selling 15's now, at the new higher price, with no resistance. tp
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Great pic. We're dropping down to the 70's next...

Great pic. We're dropping down to the 70's next week. Brrrrrr. . . Gotta love SE Texas weather. No beautiful mountains, but great riding weather. tp
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,690
Posted By dirtdreamer50
The early 80's was a bad time for many things,...

The early 80's was a bad time for many things, especially motorcycles. Had an 80 XS650 Yammi, that shook me almost off the bike over 50MPH. tp
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 582,194
Posted By dirtdreamer50
http://www.harleycustom.com/US_Vance--Hines-1-inch...

http://www.harleycustom.com/US_Vance--Hines-1-inch-Race-Handlebars-for-Harley-Davidson-XR-1200-Motorcycles_46_686_8605

Here's the bars that many XR1200 owners use. CK to see if they are the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 582,194
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Had a grey 14 and a yellow 15 on the floor...

Had a grey 14 and a yellow 15 on the floor Saturday, and by day's end both belonged to new owners. Funny, but they are moving faster than FZ-07's, which I thought would basically fly out the front...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Got my 08 totally stock with top box and 22K...

Got my 08 totally stock with top box and 22K miles for $6K last March. Had new Z8's and pads all around, too. I do like the yellow. Yamaha's 15 FZ-09 comes in that color, and are selling as fast...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,563
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I work at a motorcycle dealership in Houston, and...

I work at a motorcycle dealership in Houston, and yesterday a guy rode in for a service. After a brief talk, I found that he was on a six month solo ride, on a G650GS BMW, from Illinois, to Peru,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,554
Posted By dirtdreamer50
May be the same company, but doesn't appear to be...

May be the same company, but doesn't appear to be the same shield (different thicknesses). With the Nat'l Cycles model, in heavy winds or riding behind a Semi, the screen flexes to the point I worry...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
It's a doilie design. Here's where they got...

It's a doilie design. Here's where they got their idea for the look. . .Superior crochet work, right?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FyKozmUT7oM/Ufg1NUQWywI/AAAAAAAAEQM/-PZUpjo-gZg/s1600/doily.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Must be just certain 08 riders. I use AlpineStar...

Must be just certain 08 riders. I use AlpineStar boots that are the only color boots should be, BLACK... The seat is kinda funky though and I think it would look better on a silver, over black.. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,554
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I have a Ztechnik VStream on my 04 RT, and it is...

I have a Ztechnik VStream on my 04 RT, and it is nice. Have a Natl Cycles VStream on my C14 Kawi, and though it moves the air same as the Z, it is thinner and flexes badly in cross winds. The Z it...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Rode my 08 14 around 600 miles this weekend. ...

Rode my 08 14 around 600 miles this weekend. Flawless ride. Cruised 30MPH in the small towns and 85-90 MPH in traffic flow on the highways. I have 2" risers and a taller windshield, stock seat and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 391,641
Posted By dirtdreamer50
May want to post here for more RT info. Just go...

May want to post here for more RT info. Just go to last page to post. I have an 04 and there are mods to fix your problem, but since 05 is a different model, probably not going to help.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,554
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Congrats. I have the same year, model, and...

Congrats. I have the same year, model, and mileage, but it's blue. They are great bikes and 33K is just broken in for that engine. Enjoy the ride, sir. tp
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,084
Views: 582,194
Posted By dirtdreamer50
2015 fj-09

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/yamaha/Yamaha%20FJ-09%2015.htm

This has just been posted on motorcyclespecs. Nice pics and info. Hope it comes to the USA as expected.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,554
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I agree with the Corbin comment. If you have the...

I agree with the Corbin comment. If you have the OEM seat, may want to install it for test rides, and always offer the Corbin as an incentive/deal maker. Then it wouldn't be the seat they test rode,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Hand silk screened? A real time consumer, for...

Hand silk screened? A real time consumer, for sure. tp
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Beemer riders, over all, are passionate about...

Beemer riders, over all, are passionate about their bikes, but the 1150RT was a relatively short run model and probably not worth the time to invest in production costs. I, for one would have gotton...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Except for us Gen I owners, who will know the...

Except for us Gen I owners, who will know the difference what pic is on the shirt? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Do you make one for the R1150RT's, or just the...

Do you make one for the R1150RT's, or just the airhead ones? Can't wear a C14 tee when on the RT, and damn sure can't wear a Harley one either...tp
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Got the shirt today. As promised, nice tee, with...

Got the shirt today. As promised, nice tee, with a great Green C14 on the front. Thanks, sir. Will wear it with pride.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 338,353
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Received a receipt and shipping confirmation...

Received a receipt and shipping confirmation email today. Hope to be wearing the shirt soon. tp
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