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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21,181
Views: 6,110,869
Posted By davevv
The bikes are both '06 models and are red and...

The bikes are both '06 models and are red and white. The fly screen on the left is from Triumph and the one on the right is a Dart. Obviously your Triumph dealer is the place to get their screen. ...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21,181
Views: 6,110,869
Posted By davevv
I know it wasn't me you were asking, but thought...

I know it wasn't me you were asking, but thought this might help a little.

The bike on the left has stock bars, and the one on the right has Moose Racing ATV HI bars. They were about $20 at the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,281
Posted By davevv
Don't know what to tell you about them since you...

Don't know what to tell you about them since you didn't really ask a question other than if anyone uses a large tail bag, but yes, I do. I have the MotoFizz bag in both large and medium. This is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9,078
Views: 1,811,247
Posted By davevv
And how many miles was that? There's a Volvo...

And how many miles was that? There's a Volvo P1800 in New York with over 3 million miles.
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By davevv
http://davevv.smugmug.com/Travel/Alaska-trip/i-QwJ...

http://davevv.smugmug.com/Travel/Alaska-trip/i-QwJz7jr/0/XL/2007_0707Alaska0052-XL.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,313
Posted By davevv
Thanks for taking us along in your endeavor. ...

Thanks for taking us along in your endeavor. This project is well beyond my skill and patience levels, so I really enjoy seeing someone put these talents to work.
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21,181
Views: 6,110,869
Posted By davevv
You'll probably be okay with it. The Scrambler...

You'll probably be okay with it. The Scrambler is a bit roomier than a regular Bonnie. My son is also your same height, but a 36" inseam and he liked his. He likes his Tiger 1050 even better...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 829,814
Posted By davevv
That is a good looking bike, and in my favorite...

That is a good looking bike, and in my favorite color too. If I didn't already have a Roadster, I'd probably be on my way to Colorado by now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,158
Posted By davevv
That would be the inmate known as Deans BMW.

That would be the inmate known as Deans BMW.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,158
Posted By davevv
Exactly! I spent 30+ years in the...

Exactly!

I spent 30+ years in the electronics business. It was never a passion, just something I was good at and paid the bills. The first ten years or so, I was unhappy with it and always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,007
Posted By davevv
I have to disagree, conditionally. I've been...

I have to disagree, conditionally. I've been tying bikes down since I started riding in '61 and have had it happen to me, but only once. The bike was my new '74 Yamaha RD350 with very few miles on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 829,814
Posted By davevv
The roll bag is fastened with straps and plastic...

The roll bag is fastened with straps and plastic buckles. You can see the buckles near the top of the main bag, front and back, in the pictures. But honestly, I can't tell you how well the roll bag...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 829,814
Posted By davevv
None of those. I have used one from Bestem for a...

None of those. I have used one from Bestem for a number of years. Excellent quality and a lot cheaper. Check it out here....
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10,663
Views: 1,387,999
Posted By davevv
That would be MPH in Houston. RPM is in Farmers...

That would be MPH in Houston. RPM is in Farmers Branch (Dallas suburb) Texas.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,139
Posted By davevv
Just had a thought. (Yes, it happens...

Just had a thought. (Yes, it happens occasionally.:lol3) Say one of the big four counters with an ebike of their own. Every time I have gone into one the Japanese bike dealerships to buy a part...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,139
Posted By davevv
Somewhere along the line, I must have missed...

Somewhere along the line, I must have missed where the 53 mile range figure came from. This (Right now, the bike has a range of 100 miles–fine for city riding–and recharges in about three hours.)...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,650
Posted By davevv
From your list, my choices would be: Ninja 300 ...

From your list, my choices would be:
Ninja 300
DRZ400

DL650
CB500X

Scrambler
CB1100
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,651
Views: 920,738
Posted By davevv
If the bike was rejetted to match the increased...

If the bike was rejetted to match the increased airflow from this mod and the V&H exhaust, that would account for some of your decreased mileage. More air requires more fuel or else your mixture...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,650
Posted By davevv
This is true to some extent, but the environment...

This is true to some extent, but the environment they are riding those small bikes in is quite different from what we consider normal here in the states. At least it was when Uncle Sam had me...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,650
Posted By davevv
:topes

:topes
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,650
Posted By davevv
There are many bikes that will do what you're...

There are many bikes that will do what you're looking for. Some of my favorites would be the H-D Sportster in either the Roadster (XL883R, XL1200R) or Sport (XL1200S) version. They have taller...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By davevv
I've done a couple of long distance fly-n-rides,...

I've done a couple of long distance fly-n-rides, but in those instances, they were trips I wanted to make anyway. In that circumstance, I don't consider the travel expense as part of the cost of the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,663
Posted By davevv
The cover on that particular seat ('74 Yamaha...

The cover on that particular seat ('74 Yamaha DT360) has a loop around the edge with a wire running through it. There are tabs built into the seat pan that bend over the wire to hold it in place, so...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,651
Views: 920,738
Posted By davevv
Yeah, I'm a firm believer in the sheepskin butt...

Yeah, I'm a firm believer in the sheepskin butt pads. I've been using them for about eight years now. And one of the things I love about them is that they don't get searing hot in the Texas sun...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10,663
Views: 1,387,999
Posted By davevv
The point was that this statement "First, every...

The point was that this statement "First, every bike specific thread on adv or otherwise would be enough to either scare potential owners off or spook newbs into selling theirs. Bike threads are just...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10,663
Views: 1,387,999
Posted By davevv
I used to believe this too, but it isn't true. ...

I used to believe this too, but it isn't true. Go read the big thread on the Super Tenere. It currently is at 1544 pages compared to the 621 pages in this one. There are very few posts in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15,223
Views: 8,714,531
Posted By davevv
Cool. You don't see the K model Harleys pop up...

Cool. You don't see the K model Harleys pop up very often.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,557
Posted By davevv
Congrats on the new ride. Never been on one, but...

Congrats on the new ride. Never been on one, but from everything I've read that should be a fun ride.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By davevv
Thanks for taking the time to share your trip. ...

Thanks for taking the time to share your trip. One of my first thoughts was that there must be a large supply of good mechanics over there to keep that many of the old bikes on the road. Then I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15,223
Views: 8,714,531
Posted By davevv
I must be getting old. I noticed that it is not...

I must be getting old. I noticed that it is not actually a Norton, but a Norvin.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,557
Posted By davevv
:lol3 Now that you mention it, that photo does...

:lol3 Now that you mention it, that photo does make it look pretty large. Here's another that was in the ad I bought the bike from....
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,557
Posted By davevv
My son is 6'4" also, and he has a 36" inseam. I...

My son is 6'4" also, and he has a 36" inseam. I loaned him my '07 Tiger 1050 one day three years ago and never got it back. It fits him perfectly and he's yet to find another bike he'd rather...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,501,193
Posted By davevv
Progressive @ $1200 per year total for full...

Progressive @ $1200 per year total for full coverage on 3 bikes and two riders.
The third bike is an '07 Tiger 1050.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15,223
Views: 8,714,531
Posted By davevv
Harpo?:lol3

Harpo?:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,763
Posted By davevv
I've been riding for 53 years and had nearly that...

I've been riding for 53 years and had nearly that many bikes. The pair I have now is the best combination of street bikes I've found in that time. The XL1200R for play and town, and the Super...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 82,902
Posted By davevv
I've seen and sat on the new Cali, but haven't...

I've seen and sat on the new Cali, but haven't had a chance to ride one. The '14 is bigger, comparable to a H-D Road King. The old Cali is more like the H-D Dyna series.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 82,902
Posted By davevv
Moto Guzzi California. I've owned a couple and...

Moto Guzzi California. I've owned a couple and they are great bikes.

This one is a '98 V11EV
http://davevv.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Marques/Moto-Guzzi-folder/98-V11EV/i-9hxsCP4/0/O/V11EV7.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 829,814
Posted By davevv
I'm not sure which ones, but some of the Sportys...

I'm not sure which ones, but some of the Sportys do have an extra catch on the seat. It's a post with a wide top and it's in the low area where the fender meets the frame. So, along with the tab at...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,501,193
Posted By davevv
There's actually four bikes there. The other one...

There's actually four bikes there. The other one is hidden behind the BBQ grills. It's an american adventure bike. Good picture of all four here in Pine Ridge where we stopped to let the rain...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,501,193
Posted By davevv
My S10 got it's first taste of unpaved road last...

My S10 got it's first taste of unpaved road last week.
http://davevv.smugmug.com/Travel/Arkansas-Trip-2006/i-8JZSnCf/0/XL/Arkansas%202014%20003-XL.jpg

This cabin on the Cossatot river in Arkansas...
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