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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By oalvarez
Other than the obvious (which are truly obvious,...

Other than the obvious (which are truly obvious, and which comprise most of the differences)?

-fuel tank size
-alternator output?
-gearing?
-heated seats
-helmet buffeting
-ergos

Those...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 1,181,917
Posted By oalvarez
(to clarify, it is not....only the damping...

(to clarify, it is not....only the damping adjustments are....preload is set by turning the nut at the top of the spring as Pampero and others describe.)
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 31,478
Posted By oalvarez
totally agree in regards to the motor.....and if...

totally agree in regards to the motor.....and if it comes in either at or below the weight of the Multistrada it will definitely win over some additional folks. the pricing will be interesting;...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 31,478
Posted By oalvarez
has anything been written as to how the S1000...

has anything been written as to how the S1000 powerplant will be tuned/de-tuned vs that of the R's? any consensus opinion? how about the gearing?

thanks in advance, :deal
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 119,062
Posted By oalvarez
I love the design of the Evotech kit, the only...

I love the design of the Evotech kit, the only issue is with that of the US bikes and there not being enough turn signal cable length to allow for a true plug and play installation. In other words,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 31,478
Posted By oalvarez
(agreed and thanks!)

(agreed and thanks!)
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 31,478
Posted By oalvarez
What did I say back in Feb of this year, or did...

What did I say back in Feb of this year, or did you not bother reading from the beginning?

As for the other, and having owned multiple GS bikes with Dynamic ESA, Multistradas equipped with Ohlins...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 162,192
Posted By oalvarez
^ echoing that sentiment. so perfectly...

^ echoing that sentiment.

so perfectly done, so tasteful. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 119,062
Posted By oalvarez
Yes sir.....correct! Are you by chance one of...

Yes sir.....correct! Are you by chance one of All American's customers? What a great outfit they are.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 119,062
Posted By oalvarez
New bike update....

From this past Sunday. Just back from an early morning mountain ride and the KTM 1290 SDR continues to impress. I've put almost three hundred miles on it, 1/3 freeway, 2/3 canyons, so I feel like I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 119,062
Posted By oalvarez
Hands going numb? Not in the slightest, but I...

Hands going numb? Not in the slightest, but I try my best to ride with very relaxed arms/hands coupled with the fact that I don't have much pressure on my wrists given my and the bike's ergos.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 31,478
Posted By oalvarez
The first line made me laugh, in more ways than...

The first line made me laugh, in more ways than one., so thank you. As for the suspension, call it what you will; ESA, semi-active, it's all pretty much the same to me...been there, done that, it's...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 31,478
Posted By oalvarez
I'm a bit surprised to read some of the "it...

I'm a bit surprised to read some of the "it didn't do it for me " comments related to the Multistrada 1200.....interesting. Re-iterating what I said earlier, I think this BMW is going to sell real...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,761
Posted By oalvarez
Yes, yes, and yes! :D Gore-Tx, have you...

Yes, yes, and yes! :D

Gore-Tx, have you seen where used (modern day) Ducati SC Paul Smarts are trading? Cover your eyes! :lol3

Add: if I were to buy a GS today it would be one belonging to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By oalvarez
White as it goes with everything Guzzi.

White as it goes with everything Guzzi.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By oalvarez
awesome bike....my best friend rides...

awesome bike....my best friend rides one......congrats!
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 119,062
Posted By oalvarez
McGarrett, I've put a good amount of miles on...

McGarrett, I've put a good amount of miles on Multistradas, and now own a SDR (have owned other tall bikes as well). ....I just took delivery of the KTM luggage as I think the 1290 is going to make...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 92,934
Posted By oalvarez
I don't think so but the folks at Wilbers would...

I don't think so but the folks at Wilbers would know best.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 119,062
Posted By oalvarez
Ha...never thought I'd be a Katoom guy.....but...

Ha...never thought I'd be a Katoom guy.....but I've become used to expecting "issues" given how many Italian and German bikes I've owned :1drink

Thanks y'all! :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,344
Posted By oalvarez
In earnest, I feel better about some of those...

In earnest, I feel better about some of those bikes than today's. :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 119,062
Posted By oalvarez
Finally decided to purchase the 1290SDR from the...

Finally decided to purchase the 1290SDR from the good folks at All American KTM....ordered some Factory heated grips along with a Evotech radiator guard, exhaust hanger and tail tidy. That should...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 119,062
Posted By oalvarez
^ weak sauce. so tired of manufacturers not...

^ weak sauce. so tired of manufacturers not getting it right from the get go. I'd be more than happy to list them all (problems) but it would most likely derail the thread a bit!

c'mon KTM,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 119,062
Posted By oalvarez
i'm very close to purchasing a SD1290.....as in...

i'm very close to purchasing a SD1290.....as in today....but the bike at the dealership is showing signs of rear wheel play and i feel a bit put off by it, even though it's "ok" and that the...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 27,965
Posted By oalvarez
Although heavy, the Super Tenere (ES) has just as...

Although heavy, the Super Tenere (ES) has just as many features as any other SUV bike on the market.....i could do with some, and without others, and appreciate that some manufacturers (like Ducati...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 119,062
Posted By oalvarez
i've read accounts of the bike's wind management...

i've read accounts of the bike's wind management (or lack thereof) not being so friendly at the higher speeds (100mph), but how is it at speeds around 80mph for longer periods of time? i've owned a...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,305
Posted By oalvarez
It does have a 6+gal fuel tank; maybe that's with...

It does have a 6+gal fuel tank; maybe that's with all three pieces of luggage on it?
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,617
Posted By oalvarez
it also has to do with how the plastic tanks are...

it also has to do with how the plastic tanks are hung and mounted......if there isn't enough room for a tank to expand against the frame/plastic panels, then something is going have to give to...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 1,181,917
Posted By oalvarez
fork protection: use 3m film instead, that is...

fork protection: use 3m film instead, that is unless you spend a lot of time off-road or behind rocks being strewn at you/bike.
swingarm protection: i'm not sure i've ever noticed a scratch on any...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 1,181,917
Posted By oalvarez
They both are really good bikes (have owned one...

They both are really good bikes (have owned one of each), and i keep saying that the Ducati is everything the BMW isn't, and vice versa. There are so many things i loved about the LC1200GS, mainly...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 1,181,917
Posted By oalvarez
I think many owners out there don't want to admit...

I think many owners out there don't want to admit it, good for you.



Hiyas, Lew.....I contacted them earlier this year to have the service performed to my stand but they discontinued doing so...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 1,181,917
Posted By oalvarez
the absolute worst.

the absolute worst.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 113,251
Posted By oalvarez
Many think that we will see a design change...

Many think that we will see a design change announced in the later part of the 2015 calendar year (2016 model).
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7,868
Views: 1,170,509
Posted By oalvarez
A Ducati Superlegerra ...

A Ducati Superlegerra

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/photogallerys/14_Ducati_1199Superleggera_4.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,983
Posted By oalvarez
I think the water cooled GS bikes offer a...

I think the water cooled GS bikes offer a semi-active, electronic suspension too. The Skyhook system on the Multistrada works well.

One of the clubhouse guys just took delivery of his HP4 Comp...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 113,251
Posted By oalvarez
Vellies, you might try looking/searching over at...

Vellies, you might try looking/searching over at Ducati.MS.
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 1,181,917
Posted By oalvarez
^ and is it "shaky" or cause added vibration to...

^ and is it "shaky" or cause added vibration to both screen and GPS?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,845
Posted By oalvarez
i've got it; do like a few others do and bash...

i've got it; do like a few others do and bash some other maker's bikes and the owner's reason for owning them.

that should cure any boredom you're currently experiencing :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,845
Posted By oalvarez
what decat pipe are you guys using? will it make...

what decat pipe are you guys using? will it make my bike go faster? how loud will it be? how much weight will it save? will it need to be tuned? does anyone know anything about fueling? what is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,845
Posted By oalvarez
Speaking of boring, imagine if we were all the...

Speaking of boring, imagine if we were all the same height and build, and all used the same helmet......what would the windscreen threads amount to then? :eek1


:D
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 92,934
Posted By oalvarez
Yes, but they'd have to find and fix this...

Yes, but they'd have to find and fix this problem, first. :lol3

In complete agreement about the demand/supply issue, KTM 1290 included (as mentioned above).

Again, nicely done BMW, I'd like to...
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