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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,754
Posted By oalvarez
The concept of feedback i understand, was simply...

The concept of feedback i understand, was simply wanting to know how it related to the Scrambler you were riding. You seem to really like the feedback; how do you feel about that suspension overall? ...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,754
Posted By oalvarez
D, could you please expand on this a bit?

D, could you please expand on this a bit?
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,754
Posted By oalvarez
so smart on Ducati's part. continue well,...

so smart on Ducati's part.

continue well, Dennis, and fun travels. :deal
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-23-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,587
Posted By oalvarez
A Scrambler pictured on a gravel road. What's...

A Scrambler pictured on a gravel road. What's the biggie?

Appreciating Joe Bar's comments on the Scrambler which he owns.....and another less than stellar comment regarding the bike's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 232,080
Posted By oalvarez
Tail Light, Signals, Plate Assembly

LostRider, getting closer and closer to pulling the trigger on one of these bikes. Believe it or not, I almost like the stock tail assembly as it gives the bike some balance. Having said that, I've...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9,632
Views: 1,607,206
Posted By oalvarez
r nine t

r nine t
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By oalvarez
Expeienced those myself and why I went right back...

Expeienced those myself and why I went right back to the oem one. Does it not occur on the water cooled bikes? If not, that's a big plus.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6,617
Views: 1,363,547
Posted By oalvarez
Bumgholio, you should measure the sag and go from...

Bumgholio, you should measure the sag and go from there. It sounds like you're unhappy with the how the suspension is set up, I'm sure that the proper preload front and rear will make a world of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By oalvarez
Well, not yet at least. :deal

Well, not yet at least. :deal
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,587
Posted By oalvarez
Price point suspensions can take a bike just...

Price point suspensions can take a bike just about anywhere, I don't think anyone is saying otherwise. How a bike feels on the road and how it handles a fast pace in more technical sections is an...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By oalvarez
I would've liked a third color choice for...

I would've liked a third color choice for 2015..... the silver/greys used in years past were great options and seemed to work well on the bike itself.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6,617
Views: 1,363,547
Posted By oalvarez
Thanks, gents...life! Back to writing...

Thanks, gents...life!

Back to writing about fun stuff!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6,617
Views: 1,363,547
Posted By oalvarez
i may be a seller of mine.....almost new 2014 in...

i may be a seller of mine.....almost new 2014 in matte chrome (silver)....simply not riding since my friend's passing and other life changes.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,587
Posted By oalvarez
an owner out of the UK posted his thoughts.....an...

an owner out of the UK posted his thoughts.....an owner, not a mag/journo/press person, etc........didn't care for the forks at all, didn't seem to like/love the rear shock either. his writings...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-17-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6,617
Views: 1,363,547
Posted By oalvarez
Pampero is spot-on (as usual) regarding the...

Pampero is spot-on (as usual) regarding the comments above pertaining to the Ohlins and Skyhook suspensions. I've owned both, what he says is true. As for me, I'm partial to the Ohlins valving but...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,166
Posted By oalvarez
I'm going to try and hold out until the next...

I'm going to try and hold out until the next model run in hopes of different color offerings (that and I'm hardly riding anymore). The red one looks ok to me though.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,587
Posted By oalvarez
not "that quick off the mark" ok.....sluggish to...

not "that quick off the mark" ok.....sluggish to me, not to you. :D
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,587
Posted By oalvarez
I enjoyed reading Jerry's (owner) review over at...

I enjoyed reading Jerry's (owner) review over at the Scrambler forum which validates some of our own thoughts. It's amazing to think that not any/many reviewers (journos/press) had anything bad to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12,582
Views: 1,759,402
Posted By oalvarez
Sock, check with Todd on this as I remember him...

Sock, check with Todd on this as I remember him installing the PCV and AT on our Stelvios many years ago. All I can add here was that the fueling on those bikes was linear smooth as you say. I had...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By oalvarez
minus the ridiculously large exhaust, i think it...

minus the ridiculously large exhaust, i think it looks great. i do understand what ARiderX is saying though.....does it really need the crash bars and such?

anyhoot, i think Aprilia did a nice...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,091
Posted By oalvarez
here's mine from some years ago........just after...

here's mine from some years ago........just after having the wheels and exhaust kit installed......looked a lot better than it rode.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,091
Posted By oalvarez
that's what i believe....but they'll tell you...

that's what i believe....but they'll tell you that it's because "it isn't made anymore."

i think it's the looks that drive most of these types of bike sales. funny thing is, it wasn't a big...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,091
Posted By oalvarez
In stock form they ride poorly and the wheels are...

In stock form they ride poorly and the wheels are heavy. i think they're good looking bikes, the motor being its greatest attribute. A good cruiser but t didn't care much for how it felt on the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-09-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,973
Posted By oalvarez
owned two of the three......i think if i were...

owned two of the three......i think if i were only doing longer rides (on asphalt), the Stelvio would be my choice, it makes for a fantastic and cool looking cruiser, the downside being its...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,535
Posted By oalvarez
Another....Ducati Monster 1200

Another....Ducati Monster 1200
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,535
Posted By oalvarez
How are they the same in usability terms? The...

How are they the same in usability terms? The Vespa has a decent amount of underseat storage and can also accommodate a decent sized top box on the rear. It's also of step thru design making it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,535
Posted By oalvarez
In some rider's hands they're even more fun and...

In some rider's hands they're even more fun and usable. :deal
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-08-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,587
Posted By oalvarez
with you. hip looking bike though, i'll give it...

with you. hip looking bike though, i'll give it that.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-08-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,587
Posted By oalvarez
friends.....fueling issues in modern day Ducatis...

friends.....fueling issues in modern day Ducatis (one exception being the 2013-2014 Multistrada) is not anything new....it's simply how some of the motors operate given the EU emission restrictions. ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-08-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,617
Views: 1,363,547
Posted By oalvarez
^ Kiwi, if i'm not mistaken, there's a pretty...

^ Kiwi, if i'm not mistaken, there's a pretty good thread on that very subject over at .MS.....see ya,
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-08-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6,617
Views: 1,363,547
Posted By oalvarez
^ love that mod...big fan of it.

^ love that mod...big fan of it.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-06-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,587
Posted By oalvarez
they do this always? GT1000 SC1000 ...

they do this always?

GT1000
SC1000
MTS1200
Diavel
916
......
Forum: Latin America 02-06-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,620
Posted By oalvarez
hoping for good things....positive thoughts sent.

hoping for good things....positive thoughts sent.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-05-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,587
Posted By oalvarez
My question was pretty specific and had nothing...

My question was pretty specific and had nothing to do with what you mention in the first paragraph above. This is a motorcycle forum where likes and dislikes are discussed. If you don't like what is...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-04-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 201,587
Posted By oalvarez
Many folks keep mentioning how "fun" the new...

Many folks keep mentioning how "fun" the new Scrambler is; how did you come to,that conclusion without having ridden it?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-31-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6,617
Views: 1,363,547
Posted By oalvarez
I'm pretty sure that the OEM chain is not long...

I'm pretty sure that the OEM chain is not long enough.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By oalvarez
^ that's saying it nicely!

^ that's saying it nicely!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-25-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6,617
Views: 1,363,547
Posted By oalvarez
this is the route i took with my...

this is the route i took with my Panigale.....loved the bigger rear sprocket even if it was only a one tooth improvement.....it smoothed out the low to mid-range portion of the rpm band without...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-22-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6,617
Views: 1,363,547
Posted By oalvarez
I found the 14t to be too snatchy especially in...

I found the 14t to be too snatchy especially in the twisties when switching between gears. That and less good fuel economy.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-20-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6,617
Views: 1,363,547
Posted By oalvarez
Not sure.....but I do know that you should be...

Not sure.....but I do know that you should be able to use a Cox Racing radiator guard (doesn't use the radiator mounts) if not.
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