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Forum: EMEA 05-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By RRVT
Ken - Jesum, I grew up in Europe and I still need...

Ken - Jesum, I grew up in Europe and I still need to google to decipher all these countries :lol3 Glad to see that you visited Slovakia.

I can also vouch for Martin and his business, Motofeirme....
Forum: EMEA 03-20-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By RRVT
I am picking up my bike in Ireland and taking a...

I am picking up my bike in Ireland and taking a ferry to France where my friend will join me for a few days of riding. We'll be together for about six days and then he will head back to Paris and I...
Forum: EMEA 03-12-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By RRVT
Cool, thanks. Unfortunately I have little control...

Cool, thanks. Unfortunately I have little control over when I can do it or the length of the trip, so at this point I am trying to figure what makes most sense.
Forum: EMEA 03-12-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By RRVT
Mountain passes in the Alps, end of April

My friend and I will be riding in Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany the last week of April. Could anyone recommend some mountain passes that will be open by then? I really wanted to do Stelvio...
Forum: EMEA 03-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By RRVT
To go from Bratislava to Slovensky Raj (Slovak...

To go from Bratislava to Slovensky Raj (Slovak Paradise), I would choose this route - Bratislava-Banska Bystrica-Nizna Boca-Liptovska Teplicka-Slovensky Raj. Basically, you don't wanna miss Rt 72.
Forum: EMEA 03-03-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By RRVT
My experience with Motofeirme in Ireland

I wanted to share my experience here with purchasing a bike through Motofeirme and my first riding visit in Ireland. I live in Vermont, and I do around 25,000 miles a year on my bikes. I have ridden...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
That's just an argument we use with wives and...

That's just an argument we use with wives and girlfriends to justify getting yet another bike :D

No doubt that for most people when you add up all the gas used for joyriding, protective gear,...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
Good choice :clap I hate my Stelvio. Before this...

Good choice :clap I hate my Stelvio. Before this bike I had no problem picking one bike or another from the garage but now it's almost always the Stelvio. When it's not, then the whole time I am...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
That's exactly why when I decide to take a tank...

That's exactly why when I decide to take a tank bag, I usually just keep it on the back seat. I like having something like that for the camera, cell phone, drinks, etc, but I just don't like having...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
Just give us some time. The Stelvio is a...

Just give us some time. The Stelvio is a relatively new model. It is very comfortable out of the box, I did 720 miles one day with no issues, and that included being stuck in traffic. I expect to...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
We need to pull over every two hundred miles and...

We need to pull over every two hundred miles and take a break. These bikes vibrate so much, our kidneys need a break and our eyes need to re-calibrate after watching fuzzy objects in the mirrors for...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
I feel the same way. Last weekend I passed a...

I feel the same way. Last weekend I passed a group of four BMW riders, they all looked so identical - R1200GS bikes, same side cases and top boxes, each bike had several Touratech accessories, and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,550,363
Posted By RRVT
:clap What a brilliant site!

:clap What a brilliant site!
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,550,363
Posted By RRVT
The dealer in VT told me they don't think they...

The dealer in VT told me they don't think they will have it this year.
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
Post a picture please. Curious to see that color...

Post a picture please. Curious to see that color out in the open.
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
She is actually still very sweet and a total...

She is actually still very sweet and a total doll. But yeah, puberty is beginning to show. She never liked when I got into motorcycles but recently she's been hearing a lot of comments from her...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
New Guzzista

My 13 year old has been complaining for weeks that daddy got yet another bike, and never admitted that she liked it. Strangely, last weekend she asked to go for a quick ride around the block, and...
Forum: EMEA 08-05-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By RRVT
Slovakia

If you go through Slovakia, definitely do not skip the High Tatras mountains. Not as tall as the Alps, but pretty close.

Central Slovakia has very nice mountain roads.

If you want to see...
Forum: EMEA 08-05-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By RRVT
I would say buy

Check out this - http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868979

I am doing it next year...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,483
Posted By RRVT
Yeah, I think in the end for this scenario my...

Yeah, I think in the end for this scenario my best bet is to equip the bike the way I like it (and absorb whatever luggage fees or shipping costs it takes), and then keep all the stuff with the bike,...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-31-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,483
Posted By RRVT
Martin, funny coincidence that you responded...

Martin,

funny coincidence that you responded because after I saw your posts, I have been researching the option of buying a bike through you and storing it there some of the time. My trip will...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-30-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,483
Posted By RRVT
Certainly an option, I would just need to find...

Certainly an option, I would just need to find out somehow whether airlines would consider that a suitable container for transport. The other thing is that if each trip ends up costing extra $200 in...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-30-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,483
Posted By RRVT
Yeah, these airlines in Europe, that's how they...

Yeah, these airlines in Europe, that's how they make money. The charges for additional bags or extra weight are wicked steep. They will even charge you $60 for re-printing the boarding pass...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-30-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,483
Posted By RRVT
Yeah, that was one of the reasons, don't want to...

Yeah, that was one of the reasons, don't want to pay for two pieces of luggage. The other issues are - they would need handles of some kind, they might get beat up, they might be handled as special...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-29-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,483
Posted By RRVT
Flying with sidecases in a suitcase

Is it allowed and has anybody done that? I am looking to buy a bike in Europe and many don't come with sidecases or they have those small plastic ones I don't like. One thought I had was to bring my...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
Breva vs Stelvio?

Any current/former Breva riders here? I am curious how suitable a Breva with a tall windshield would be for long distance touring, and how it would compare to Stelvio.

thx
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
That bike does vibrate A LOT... :evil

That bike does vibrate A LOT... :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
Mine doesn't have those vibrations either. I was...

Mine doesn't have those vibrations either. I was specifically watching for that today.

But something down below rattles like crazy when I pull the clutch too far between first/second, and...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
God, I really miss Midwest where I could go 85MPH...

God, I really miss Midwest where I could go 85MPH on I-90 without worrying about a ticket. I feel like I am now not using the Stelvio to the full benefit.

I've been planning to ship my R1100GS to...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
When people comment on why I have so many bikes,...

When people comment on why I have so many bikes, I say - You don't see many people playing golf with one club, do you?

I went for a ride yesterday with a friend that has the new water-cooled...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
You definitely want to wear rain suite pants when...

You definitely want to wear rain suite pants when it rains, or leather pants. It soaks up a lot of water and you get wet quickly. I take mine off when it rains. It gets compressed so it only adds 1/4...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
Have you tried using sheep skin? It works well...

Have you tried using sheep skin? It works well for me on multiple bikes and much cheaper than a custom seat. I actually share one now between two bikes.
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
I have been pretty good about justifying to keep...

I have been pretty good about justifying to keep all the bikes I have. I only sold my first bike, Vulcan 500, because it was meant to be a starter bike and by then my interest shifted into adventure...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
The red one is the fastest on the 2009-2011...

The red one is the fastest on the 2009-2011 model. The orange one on the 2012-2013 model. In Canada, they are all slower. :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
Good choice. The adventure touring crowd needs to...

Good choice. The adventure touring crowd needs to diversify anyway. Way too many people look like Charley Boorman clones on GS bikes loaded with Touratech everything.

But seriously, Stelvio is a...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
He is from Sweden. The weird thing is that if you...

He is from Sweden. The weird thing is that if you look at regional Guzzi pages, you will see that each country has different colors. We are lucky in the States that NTX is available in orange. In...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
Where did you get that eagle sticker?

Where did you get that eagle sticker?
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
I guess if I went with this rack, I could no...

I guess if I went with this rack, I could no longer install the topcase, right?
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
Seattle to VT on a new Stelvio

I finally found some time to write my mini report, As I mentioned previously here, I bought a Stelvio from Moto International in Seattle and picked it up in June. It was almost a year after I read...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10,667
Views: 1,389,007
Posted By RRVT
I actually like it too. It gives me a chance to...

I actually like it too. It gives me a chance to think about a lot of stuff. I haven't had a chance yet to write me report about picking up my Stelvio in Seattle and riding it to Vermont two weeks...
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