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Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,907
Posted By '74Stratos
They were the official MV Agusta/Cagiva...

They were the official MV Agusta/Cagiva distributor until quite recently. It is my understanding that MV Agusta/Cagiva placed the distributorship/warehousing in other hands to help streamline orders...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,907
Posted By '74Stratos
What's a Cagiva?

I don't recall all the specifics of their withdrawal from the 500cc class, but those were the years when Cagiva owned Ducati. Ducati was having success in Superbike racing around the globe, including...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,907
Posted By '74Stratos
What's a Cagiva?

Thanks. In a roundabout way the engine is an evolution of the Aermacchi motors (later AMF-Harley Davidson) that Cagiva bought and developed into 125cc world champions in 1985 and 1986. Hard to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,907
Posted By '74Stratos
This is a Cagiva... ...

This is a Cagiva...
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/14/b274e16b244164e84cc3d18ec27e05ea.jpg
Back in the late 80's I owned "Elly", a 1986 Cagiva WMX 125 World Championship Replica......
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,720
Posted By '74Stratos
+1 Post closeup pix of the carbs when you...

+1

Post closeup pix of the carbs when you have them out.
Forum: Vendors 12-29-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 26,371
Posted By '74Stratos
Since this thread deals with improving Rev’It...

Since this thread deals with improving Rev’It gear, I thought I would share my own comments and experiences.

From the outset let me say that I'm a Rev’It fan. I feel that the functionality and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,175
Posted By '74Stratos
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/26/ba4bafe...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/26/ba4bafe5f83bafa9f377bc2cba7c1863.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/26/fed786bbe86f6bc11c0bcf9eeba6c262.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/26...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
<< It really depends on the driving habits,...

<< It really depends on the driving habits, throtlle hand and the set-up, but 40-ish MPG (US) is expected. I never gotten more than 50MPG.>>

Same here, although I have never run it dry. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
New Pegaso comparison on YouTube, worth a watch ...

New Pegaso comparison on YouTube, worth a watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFFhVAyB2pY
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By '74Stratos
Hideous! See KLR recommendation above^

Hideous! See KLR recommendation above^
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Saw it up for sale and could not believe it. ...

Saw it up for sale and could not believe it. Could not possibly have a better home, you take really good care of your bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
About four weeks ago, Andy and I got out for a...

About four weeks ago, Andy and I got out for a 130 mile loop of some of Southern New Jersey's more challenging sand roads, single track, and stream crossings. Yes, you need TKC80's. Yes, we still got...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,797
Posted By '74Stratos
I have had this jacket, in the gray and black...

I have had this jacket, in the gray and black version, for going on three years now. Let me answer your concerns in reverse order.

The ugly: the Spectrum does not have an additional lower zipper...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By '74Stratos
A Pegaso specific rebuild: ...

A Pegaso specific rebuild:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699527
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Awesome seeing a Peg in her "natural"...

Awesome seeing a Peg in her "natural" environment. Would like to see more ride reports like that. I enjoyed it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-29-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,758
Posted By '74Stratos
Yamaha Tenere 800?

+1
Make sure it has a 6-speed, make it nimble off-road, make it dead reliable, make it look similar to the über linear-sexy Tenere 660 (that means no Kawasaki/ Suzuki puke-tastic "organic" shapes)....
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Is that the Dakar rear shock? Curious to hear...

Is that the Dakar rear shock? Curious to hear your feedback on it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Better yet, if the stock shock fits, then so does...

Better yet, if the stock shock fits, then so does this double clicker Ohlins for the '00 - '07 Dakar...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/17/3yjydu7y.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Skowinski and WTFMATE, cheers to both of you for...

Skowinski and WTFMATE, cheers to both of you for getting your hands dirty and keeping these great bikes running. For someone willing to put in a little effort, the Pegaso is a fantastic bike. These...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,336
Posted By '74Stratos
Fixed bad fork service pix links.

Fixed bad fork service pix links.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,720
Posted By '74Stratos
US specification Pegaso carbs suffer from...

US specification Pegaso carbs suffer from compromised stock jetting which, among other things, causes the header pipes to glow red and excessive "popping" from the exhausts at certain throttle...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,917
Posted By '74Stratos
I have had mine for eleven months now and I love...

I have had mine for eleven months now and I love them.

I usually wear a 10, depending on the footwear brand. My left foot measures out to a 10.5, my right a 10. Bobby at Revzilla in Philly let...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-08-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,029
Posted By '74Stratos
www.rallispec.com

www.rallispec.com
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,336
Posted By '74Stratos
Thank you but, as noted previously, my brother...

Thank you but, as noted previously, my brother (andysrage) was truly the mastermind of the build.

Yes, it is. Yes, the shock will come with a mounting bracket designed specifically for the Pegaso....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-05-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By '74Stratos
If the question is "which area has better...

If the question is "which area has better riding?" then the valley roads around Ithaca may have the edge.

However, if you're asking if there is good riding in Southern New Jersey and the easily...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By '74Stratos
I have Dainese and Rev'it gear that I love, but...

I have Dainese and Rev'it gear that I love, but for different reasons.

If you want a buttery soft leather jacket and gloves, I am taking so soft and nice smelling that you feel like you want to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/4589/sanstitrez...

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/4589/sanstitrezz.jpg

That's a nicely equipped bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,336
Posted By '74Stratos
Andy and I finally escaped for another day of...

Andy and I finally escaped for another day of twin Pegaso back road "scratching". We rode on both sides of the Delaware river, North of Trenton, exploring some of Bucks County's truly exquisite (and...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,678
Posted By '74Stratos
+1 And I also agree with riding with "as...

+1

And I also agree with riding with "as much boot" as you can. Some of those hybrid "dirt-ish" road racing boots out on the market just don't compare.
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,464
Posted By '74Stratos
+1 on the Rev'it Dirt. Better protection and...

+1 on the Rev'it Dirt. Better protection and leather quality than the Rev'it Comet. Flows a little less air than the Sand glove, but much more knuckle protection.

Downsides? Fit is snug in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Nice acquisition STisma! That garage has got the...

Nice acquisition STisma! That garage has got the vibe of a true madman, kind of like my brother's. The other day we counted four OEM Peg cube rear shocks in his spares bin. Precaution , lunacy or...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 142,726
Posted By '74Stratos
I second good base layer availability at TJMaxx,...

I second good base layer availability at TJMaxx, bought this sweat wicking t-shirt there for $10...
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Thumb <--- This is excellent advice that works. More...

<--- This is excellent advice that works. More people should strive to be this courteous in their sales transactions.

However, as to prices, my feeling is that Pegaso Cube values have already hit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Not a great pic, but you can see the fender and...

Not a great pic, but you can see the fender and the Acerbis handguards...

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=188337&d=1334074328
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,336
Posted By '74Stratos
Easter Ride 2012

Quick Easter weekend ride report:

Andy and I finally got out for our first ride of the season this past weekend. We had wonderful weather and a fun mix of wooded singletrack, sandy fire roads,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
I have seen a picture of the mounted fender. As...

I have seen a picture of the mounted fender. As I understand it, some cable routing safeguards remain to be solved but, as Andy would say, it looks "diesel".:wings
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Slowinski, I would recommend removing the...

Slowinski,

I would recommend removing the motor from the frame to do the fixes you have in mind. Since you are mechanically inclined, a helper and some patience is all you need. It really isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Blue is the fastest color:rofl

Blue is the fastest color:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 196,586
Posted By '74Stratos
Just finished mine... ...

Just finished mine...
http://http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699527 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699527)
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,336
Posted By '74Stratos
Andysrage followed me on his Yamaha WR250R for...

Andysrage followed me on his Yamaha WR250R for the shakedown ride.

http://www.forcefed4.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1357

http://www.forcefed4.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1356
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