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Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By ultrarnr
Motorcycles of any kind are rarely a good...

Motorcycles of any kind are rarely a good investment. Not sure why that keeps coming up in conversations about electric motorcycles when it hardly ever comes up in regards to other motorcycles. Are...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,378
Posted By ultrarnr
I don't think there is anything made that is...

I don't think there is anything made that is waterproof and would be comfortable in 100 degrees+ temperatures. Even when you are talking temps in the 90's you may not get wet from the rain but you...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By ultrarnr
I have not ridden a DS but I own a SR. The...

I have not ridden a DS but I own a SR. The biggest difference you will notice with the DS compared to an ICE bike is the power delivery that electric provides. With all of the torque all of the time...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,565
Posted By ultrarnr
davidji, I am not sure you would get 55...

davidji,

I am not sure you would get 55 mile range at freeway speeds from an SR. I am assuming you are talking about 65-70 MPH. I am getting a Power Tank installed right now and would like to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,565
Posted By ultrarnr
I have a 2012 DL650 V-Strom and agree with others...

I have a 2012 DL650 V-Strom and agree with others about it being a great commuter. Right now it has over 75K miles on it. No question that cost of ownership is low, MPG is very good. But I picked up...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By ultrarnr
Toppers all the way.

I suppose in some ways whether side loaders or top loading is best depends on what you carry. I had Givi V35s on my Mana GT and now have H&B Xplorers on my V-Strom. Will never go back to side loaders...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By ultrarnr
Just bought an Zero SR

I just bought a Zero SR. Bike is light nimble and fast. At least compared to my 2012 DL650. Forget the "green" arguments on these bikes. The power delivery on electric is definitely different than a...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 1,504,333
Posted By ultrarnr
GVWR, How do you rate the back brake on the...

GVWR,

How do you rate the back brake on the 1190 compared to your Multi? I test rode a 2013 Multi two weeks ago and there is a lot to love but I think my DL650 has a more powerful back brake. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-16-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,448
Posted By ultrarnr
Cost of ownership: KTM 1190 vs Multistrada 1200

I have been considering a Multistrada 1200 but have started to look at the 2013 KTM 1190. For those who have experience with both KTM and Ducati how do you feel the brands compare as far as cost of...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 43,503
Posted By ultrarnr
NC700X DCT vs Mana GT?

I have read a lot of articles comparing the NC700X to bikes like the V-Strom and Versys but have yet to see anyone compare it to the one bike that is really the most like the NC700X DCT and that is...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By ultrarnr
dilrod, Actually most of my miles on my...

dilrod,

Actually most of my miles on my DL650 are with a load on. I work near Southern Pines, NC but make frequent trips to the Balimore area for work. Unless there are concerns about snow or ice...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By ultrarnr
dilrod, I have the PR3s on my 2012 DL650....

dilrod,

I have the PR3s on my 2012 DL650. The rear lasted about 15,000 miles. Not quite to the wear bars but close and had other work to get done so decided to get a new rear tire. I have about...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,739
Posted By ultrarnr
First, thanks for everyone who has posted on this...

First, thanks for everyone who has posted on this thread, very interesting stuff. For those of you with the Rukka or Klim suits how easy are the pants to get on and off when you have jeans on? Can...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2,043
Views: 602,063
Posted By ultrarnr
totomoto, I have both a stretch kevlar and...

totomoto,

I have both a stretch kevlar and mesh suit. Neither have much room underneath them. As far as the armor moving around in a crash I really don't see it happening with either of my suits....
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,993
Posted By ultrarnr
Reposado1800, You are correct, with your...

Reposado1800,

You are correct, with your heated gear used at low and medium settings there is no problem. Even if you had heated socks or insoles you would have been fine. But many times we turn...
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,993
Posted By ultrarnr
Pecha72, I guess I could have wrote it...

Pecha72,

I guess I could have wrote it better but what I meant is if you are running high beams in addition to heated gear and heated grips on high setting you can quickly drain the battery. I...
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,993
Posted By ultrarnr
I have had my 2012 DL650 about 11 months now,...

I have had my 2012 DL650 about 11 months now, turned over 27,000 miles yesterday coming back from the NC coast. So far it has only needed the usual tires, chain, sprockets, gas, oil. Like others have...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,582
Posted By ultrarnr
1 vote for Hepco & Becker Xplorer cases. Lots of...

1 vote for Hepco & Becker Xplorer cases. Lots of loops for strapping stuff to the tops of them so when you get carried away shopping at Lowe's you can still get everything home.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,595
Posted By ultrarnr
I have both the heated socks and the insoles. I...

I have both the heated socks and the insoles. I have found the heated socks will definitly keep your feet warmer than the insoles. I don't care for how tall the socks are and wish they were a bit...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 73,948
Posted By ultrarnr
Flounder, There is a protective film on the...

Flounder,

There is a protective film on the pinlock that needs to come off. Just dig a bit with your finger nail on the edge of the pinlock. Once you get a little bit raised up you can pull and...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,756
Posted By ultrarnr
I have a Corbin for my 2012 DL650 and am...

I have a Corbin for my 2012 DL650 and am satisfied with it. I have read a lot of threads like this asking about this seat or that seat. Unfortunately it seems there is no seat that will be...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,815
Posted By ultrarnr
I had Givi V35s on my Aprilia Mana GT and...

I had Givi V35s on my Aprilia Mana GT and currently have Hepco & Becker top loaders on my V-Strom. Have used inner liners in both. Like others have said there are pros and cons to both. When...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5,771
Views: 1,144,548
Posted By ultrarnr
Alternator output?

Anyone know what the alternator output is on the MTS 1200? Have not found it on the Ducati web site or a few other places I looked at. Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5,474
Views: 1,006,037
Posted By ultrarnr
The Mana is the Aprilia MANA GT. I had one for...

The Mana is the Aprilia MANA GT. I had one for about 23 months, put a bit over 46K miles on it. Good commuter/utility bike. I realize most people perfer to shift but I really liked the CVT. A lot...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,608
Posted By ultrarnr
Schuberth C-3

I have a Schuberth C-3 and so far it has worked well in the cold. Commute this morning was 21 degrees. The C-3 was designed to be quiet and in order to do that it seals around your face better than...
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 36,852
Posted By ultrarnr
Rider Mag Review.

I was a bit surprised at the MPG figures from the Rider magazine article. A high of 49.5 ave of 45.1 and a low of 43.3. Thought I had seen a thread here where riders got much higher.
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 99,844
Posted By ultrarnr
Belt change.

Just wondering if any of you who own these bikes have changed the CVT belt yourself and if so how hard is it to do.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By ultrarnr
Side cases that can carry a heavy load.

I am considering trading in my Mana GT for a VStrom and wondering about what brand/model of side cases can carry a lot of weight. I use my Mana GT for everything as long as I can carry what I need...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,300
Posted By ultrarnr
Has anyone seen how many liter capacity the side...

Has anyone seen how many liter capacity the side cases are? Recommended weight limit? Does Suzuki have a matching top box and if so what are the specs? The Suzuki web site is lacking some details and...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 99,844
Posted By ultrarnr
Dash features

beautiful freak,

Just wondering what the dash is like on the bike. What shows? Fuel gauge? Temp? Have not found anywhere what is displayed on the dash. What size are the tires? Only saw wheeel...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 99,844
Posted By ultrarnr
Details from Canadian Importer

All,

I asked a few questions about the CVT and other issues from the Canadian importer. Here is their response.


Track is now using a belt by Mitsubishi that has a 20,000km+ service life....
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 99,844
Posted By ultrarnr
Bert Track, Can you find out what the expected...

Bert Track, Can you find out what the expected life of the belt is in the CVT? How often do they recommend changing it? I have an Aprilia Mana GT which also has a CVT and they recommend a belt change...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 73,948
Posted By ultrarnr
I have had my C-3 for several months and finally...

I have had my C-3 for several months and finally got around to installing the pinlock visor. While it does a great job at preventing the visor from fogging up it is also not very clear to see...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By ultrarnr
I have a Zumo 550 and listen to XM radio...

I have a Zumo 550 and listen to XM radio throught it. I use a small FM transmitter that is hard wired to the Zumo. I have a G-4 that is tuned to the frequency of the FM transmitter. My Mana GT has...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,672
Posted By ultrarnr
Problems with SRC

I have had my SRC for a few weeks and have problems with it. I connect to a Garmin 550 and listen to XM radio through the FM system on the SRC. When I first turn on the SRC it will often start...
Forum: Vendors 04-12-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 83,744
Posted By ultrarnr
Battery Life.

I contacted Schuberth about the battery life question. Their response is it should last 10-12 hours of actual talk time. That sounds about in line with the G-4.
On the issue of range though. It...
Forum: Vendors 04-11-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 83,744
Posted By ultrarnr
Battery life on SRC?

I have looked on Schuberth's web site and there is no mention about battery life on the SRC. I think there was a previous post that mentioned about only 2-3 hours while listening to XM radio. This...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,449
Posted By ultrarnr
Chain/sprocket life. What's normal?

Have my 2010 Aprilia Mana GT in for its 18,000 mile service and got told by the dealer that the chain and sprocket need to be replaced due to wear. Just wondering if 18k is a normal life for chain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,944
Posted By ultrarnr
Do you really believe?

Do you really believe turn signals? I made the mistake about three weeks ago of believing a UPS truck was really going to make a right hand turn. Thought it was safe to make a left hand turn in front...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,033
Posted By ultrarnr
Good bike

I have a 2010 Aprilia Mana GT and love it. Rode from eastern NC to Ft Meade, MD (about 380 miles) this morning and had no issues at all, no sore butt, no numb body parts, just a good trip up. The...
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