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Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,159
Posted By davevv
When I rode the bike in Dallas, I went there on...

When I rode the bike in Dallas, I went there on an eleven year old Sportster. Lee even referred to me as the Harley Guy at one point. And yes, he did pay more attention to the couple on a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17,331
Views: 11,202,779
Posted By davevv
That starting method is not awkward at all. It's...

That starting method is not awkward at all. It's advantage is that it allows you to put 100% of your weight directly into kicking the bike over since you are not supporting yourself by standing on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-25-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 291,247
Posted By davevv
You'll probably like the Dart. I have one on my...

You'll probably like the Dart. I have one on my XL1200R and had one on a Triumph Scrambler a few years ago. They do a very good job of taking the wind off your chest at highway speeds.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5,735
Views: 1,172,023
Posted By davevv
Only thing I don't like about the stock grips is...

Only thing I don't like about the stock grips is that they are fairly hard. The ProGrip is quite a bit softer.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5,735
Views: 1,172,023
Posted By davevv
The ProGrip 714 is my favorite. They are...

The ProGrip 714 is my favorite. They are actually made for 7/8 bars, but will stretch to fit the Harley. They're quite soft, a little fat, and very grippy. These have been on my XL1200R for a...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,735
Views: 1,172,023
Posted By davevv
AJ- If you only charge it five hours on a...

AJ-

If you only charge it five hours on a two amp charger, that's not a whole lot of charge. Then you drained it some by starting and only riding around the block. That ride around the block...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,187
Posted By davevv
From May of 2014. This cabin is about 7 miles...

From May of 2014. This cabin is about 7 miles away from pavement in Arkansas. It's a rocky but not particularly tough ride in. My bike was the white Tenere. It's the first time the guy on the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 23,031
Posted By davevv
And then there are those of us who will...

And then there are those of us who will occasionally use the left hand lane because the right one is severely deteriorated and rough as hell while the left lane is still in good shape. That...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,159
Posted By davevv
Not a problem. I live in north Texas and August...

Not a problem. I live in north Texas and August is one of the worst times of the year to ride due to miserable heat. That said, I pretty much ride all year. We get ice and snow in the winter but...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,159
Posted By davevv
I believe what I said after the ride was that if...

I believe what I said after the ride was that if I bought another road bike, the Motus would be at the top of the list. I wasn't actually shopping for another bike at all, so there was no list. I...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,159
Posted By davevv
Signed the papers yesterday. New MST should be...

Signed the papers yesterday. New MST should be here in August. The dealer already had a couple orders in the cue for inventory, so he was able to convert the specs to include the color and options...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5,735
Views: 1,172,023
Posted By davevv
Nice looking bike Randy. No, it doesn't look...

Nice looking bike Randy. No, it doesn't look like a stock "R", but the changes were nicely done.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-06-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,159
Posted By davevv
This one does, 720 watt alternator. You can see...

This one does, 720 watt alternator. You can see it in one of my pics. Shouldn't be a problem to run a fan, but I never heard one come on, so it probably cools pretty well anyway.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-05-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,159
Posted By davevv
No, we didn't get stuck in any traffic, so there...

No, we didn't get stuck in any traffic, so there was never a concern of overheating and I didn't ask any questions about it, but my feeling is that it shouldn't be an issue. Think about it. The...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-05-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,159
Posted By davevv
Okay, I just got back from the Motus demo ride at...

Okay, I just got back from the Motus demo ride at RPM Cycles in Dallas (Farmers Branch, actually). They had four bikes on hand, one red and one blue MST, and two white MST-Rs. One of the Rs was the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By davevv
I'll second the Norge recommendation. I owned an...

I'll second the Norge recommendation. I owned an '08 for several years, and really enjoyed that bike. Lots of v-twin character and will run any sane speed you like all day long. Really a very fine...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,159
Posted By davevv
They must really exist. My local dealer just...

They must really exist. My local dealer just called and scheduled me for a demo ride @ 3:00 on Friday.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 962,866
Posted By davevv
Good buy on that Sporty, but it's not an R. The...

Good buy on that Sporty, but it's not an R. The R models all have dual front disks, and 2007 was the last year for the XL883R. 2008 was the last year for the XL1200R.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-09-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5,735
Views: 1,172,023
Posted By davevv
You need to remember that an 883 upgraded to...

You need to remember that an 883 upgraded to 1200cc is not the same as a stock 1200. The 883 is geared lower than a 1200 and installing a 1200 kit does not change this. So the upgraded bike will be...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-02-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5,735
Views: 1,172,023
Posted By davevv
Just a wild guess here. I'd suspect that number...

Just a wild guess here. I'd suspect that number 6 is a gear indicator and this speedo is also used on some models that have six speed transmissions. IIRC, my'09 FLHTC would indicate when you were...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5,735
Views: 1,172,023
Posted By davevv
Go back and read Randy's posts in this thread. ...

Go back and read Randy's posts in this thread. He gave detailed information of how to do it and what it cost to raise his Sportster 48.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17,331
Views: 11,202,779
Posted By davevv
I think that's a Harley (Aermacci) Sprint, with...

I think that's a Harley (Aermacci) Sprint, with some modifications.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28,482
Views: 5,814,436
Posted By davevv
Sounds to me like the easiest solution would be...

Sounds to me like the easiest solution would be to downshift.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-05-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5,735
Views: 1,172,023
Posted By davevv
It just depends on the individual. You do feel...

It just depends on the individual. You do feel the vibration more on the solid mount sporties than on the 04+. Some people are bothered by that, and others don't mind. Personally, it doesn't...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-25-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5,735
Views: 1,172,023
Posted By davevv
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This. Actually, I agree with...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
This.

Actually, I agree with his first comment too. But then again, I do own a Roadster and like the way it looks, so maybe I'm just biased as well.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-19-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By davevv
If it were me, I'd carry that spare gas can as...

If it were me, I'd carry that spare gas can as long as I was in Alaska. Just because there is a station listed in the Milepost doesn't mean that it will still be in business when you get there. Two...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-14-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,064,976
Posted By davevv
True, but the locations of the heavy shock and...

True, but the locations of the heavy shock and muffler were chosen to keep that CG as low as possible. They could just have easily been in more conventional locations. EB did what he could,...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-14-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,064,976
Posted By davevv
Buells turn pretty darned well, and they're all...

Buells turn pretty darned well, and they're all about keeping the weight low and centralized.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-09-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 41,762
Posted By davevv
2004 xl1200r.

2004 xl1200r.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-28-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 108,742
Posted By davevv
Haven't given up yet. Currently have a '13 Super...

Haven't given up yet. Currently have a '13 Super Tenere and my old standby XL1200R. No Guzzi at the moment:(:, but there's always hope.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-27-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 108,742
Posted By davevv
I also had an '08. It was a joy to ride and I...

I also had an '08. It was a joy to ride and I never had a problem with it. Cruise all day at any sane speed you desire and still have some reserve. Handled very nicely as well. I only got rid of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-12-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 291,247
Posted By davevv
Wow! I like the new Scrambler, but this one is...

Wow! I like the new Scrambler, but this one is absolutely gorgeous.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28,482
Views: 5,814,436
Posted By davevv
Somebody must have peed in his Cheerios this...

Somebody must have peed in his Cheerios this morning.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-05-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 41,762
Posted By davevv
I've already got mine. I tend to swap bikes a...

I've already got mine. I tend to swap bikes a lot, but this Roadster has stayed with me quite a while. I enjoy it more than any other bike I've owned, and there have been quite a few in 54 years of...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-02-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,798
Posted By davevv
Progrip 714 for me as well. I've had them on all...

Progrip 714 for me as well. I've had them on all my bikes for at least the last 10 years.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28,482
Views: 5,814,436
Posted By davevv
Google "contact cleaner", there are lots of them...

Google "contact cleaner", there are lots of them around and widely available. Home Depot even carries one. I've never tried it, but know people that use WD-40 as well.

Good luck with the chase.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28,482
Views: 5,814,436
Posted By davevv
I have no experience with this particular...

I have no experience with this particular problem, but thought you deserved a reply. Based solely on 30 years in the electronics industry and 54 years on motorcycles, my best guess would be either a...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-22-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,064,976
Posted By davevv
That MG 1000S and the H-D XR750 behind it are two...

That MG 1000S and the H-D XR750 behind it are two of my all time favorite bikes. Beautiful machines whose appearance promises more than just great looks. And when you ride them, you find out that...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-21-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,735
Views: 1,172,023
Posted By davevv
Nice bike Scooter. I'm a big fan of the...

Nice bike Scooter. I'm a big fan of the Roadsters as well. I've had this '04 for a couple of years now and don't see it leaving any time soon. They're a very enjoyable ride.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,925
Posted By davevv
I was at the Barber Vintage Festival in 2010 when...

I was at the Barber Vintage Festival in 2010 when Surtees was the Grand Marshal. During the lunch break on the track, he did a few hot laps on his MV and then changed his leathers for a driving suit...
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