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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,707
Views: 769,463
Posted By 996DL
"Silverbacks" or upper middle class purchasers,...

"Silverbacks" or upper middle class purchasers, are the ones typically drawn to full load HD big twins, GS Adventures, six cylinder BMW / Honda Goldwings etc..., the bikes being a "reward" for their...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,707
Views: 769,463
Posted By 996DL
Most popular accessory add on for GS1200WC,...

Most popular accessory add on for GS1200WC, MS1200, KTM 1190 / 1290 owners, extended warranty packages.

My most vivid memory of a MS1200 demo ride, topend clatter from the 16 opening / closing...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8,569
Views: 3,482,911
Posted By 996DL
Another preproduction prototype from Audi /...

Another preproduction prototype from Audi / Ducati, seemingly just like BMW,
wanting a piece of the pie in every mc category. :wink:

996DL
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,213
Posted By 996DL
FIRST GENERATION VStrom fairings / aerodynamics...

FIRST GENERATION VStrom fairings / aerodynamics are abysmal, amplified on the Vee with it's TWO high mounted mufflers and as stated endlessly, they uplift / unload the front end as speeds increase,...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 22,080
Posted By 996DL
Are any of you MX-1 addicts going to keep us...

Are any of you MX-1 addicts going to keep us posted, in regards to whether Mike Alessi makes an appearance at the Great Britain round this weekend ?

996DL
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-21-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 261,402
Posted By 996DL
Post more often, elegant / amusing read. :thumb ...

Post more often, elegant / amusing read. :thumb

996DL
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,707
Views: 769,463
Posted By 996DL
Simply put, a brilliant / premium bike, at...

Simply put, a brilliant / premium bike, at bargain prices.

The extent and success of the TOTAL redesign of the Vee II, is basically unrecognized to the average Joe Q Public mc consumer.

...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 109,834
Posted By 996DL
"Hello Al @ American Sport Bike, it's Lornce..." ...

"Hello Al @ American Sport Bike, it's Lornce..."

You still picked a fascinating / worthy marque to specialize in,
the bike's in good hands. Good luck with the wrenching... :thumb

...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,670
Posted By 996DL
Previously posted counterpoint, still stands....

Previously posted counterpoint, still stands. :lobby

And you do have good taste in motorcycles Steve G. :*sip*

996DL
Forum: Canada 05-14-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,670
Posted By 996DL
It's like some kind of Nascar, Fox News Network,...

It's like some kind of Nascar, Fox News Network, Tea Party, Stephen Harper fundraiser thread,
at least Steve G. has good taste in bikes.

996DL
Forum: Canada 05-14-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,670
Posted By 996DL
Finally coming on line with environmentally...

Finally coming on line with environmentally friendly practices, the departing Alberta Progressive Conservatives,
are heavy into paper recycling at present. :wave

996DL
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,387,716
Posted By 996DL
With Triumph's Thailand sourced Tiger 800XCW base...

With Triumph's Thailand sourced Tiger 800XCW base msrp @ $13,499 US, BMW's F800GS Adventure base msrp @ $13,695 US and the base GS1200 @ $16,175 US, I'd be leaning towards $15,000+ for the even the...
Forum: Canada 05-07-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,670
Posted By 996DL
When a thorough unbiased review of the royalties...

When a thorough unbiased review of the royalties levied and taxation of the oil industry is done in Alberta, it will reveal said policies over the last 40+ years, were diluted to the point of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,569
Views: 3,482,911
Posted By 996DL
Trials porn... :raabia 996DL

Trials porn... :raabia

996DL
Forum: Racing 05-01-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,476
Posted By 996DL
:snore :fpalm EBR holds the rights to the...

:snore :fpalm

EBR holds the rights to the revamped 1190 Helicon motor, two well sorted sport bikes, whatever development has gone into the AX model, managed to shut the door on Hero's power play...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,993
Posted By 996DL
Must activate inmate ignore feature. :snore ...

Must activate inmate ignore feature. :snore

Done. :wave

996DL
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,993
Posted By 996DL
I'm following any and all of the EBR threads to...

I'm following any and all of the EBR threads to watch how events unfold :*sip*,
but working through the endless "expert commentary", is a heavy price to pay. :topes

996DL
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,250
Posted By 996DL
:lol3 :thumb 996DL

:lol3 :thumb

996DL
Forum: Racing 04-07-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 22,080
Posted By 996DL
Really enjoyed that read, thanks enduro0125 ...

Really enjoyed that read, thanks enduro0125 :thumb

I would have seen Brad Lackey race in Puyallup WA, in the old Trans AMA series back in the 70's. Good times.

996DL
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7,840
Views: 3,660,376
Posted By 996DL
Understated elegance, just needs a real exhaust. ...

Understated elegance, just needs a real exhaust. Visually impressive sohc Honda. :thumb

996DL
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,707
Views: 769,463
Posted By 996DL
Demo a Ducati MS1200 with it's 16 desmodromic...

Demo a Ducati MS1200 with it's 16 desmodromic rockers at work and get back to us.

You want sewing machine quiet, it won't include idler gear driven cams.

One of motorcycling's all time...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-06-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,992
Posted By 996DL
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Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,690
Posted By 996DL
I had a friend back in the day, who managed quite...

I had a friend back in the day, who managed quite well with his 180' Laverda Jota's bar vibration, being young a set of Grab On grips sufficed at the time. As an oldster many years later, he...
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 22,183
Posted By 996DL
Much the same reaction from, Dorna Sports /...

Much the same reaction from, Dorna Sports / Bridgepoint Capital shareholders. :kbasa :jump

This was the first time I noticed and took advantage of, Crash Net's live commentary coverage,
what an...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,017,505
Posted By 996DL
What are you running for an ecm on your 06 Uly...

What are you running for an ecm on your 06 Uly Hog Rider, bone stock or EBR ?...

996DL
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,017,505
Posted By 996DL
We'll do a reality show type snatch and grab,...

We'll do a reality show type snatch and grab, desticker it and blast and ceramic coat your muffler,
you'll be so excited when you see it... :evil

996DL
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,017,505
Posted By 996DL
Well Hog Rider, that's both you and unlucky1,...

Well Hog Rider, that's both you and unlucky1, with 60,000 miles on your 06 Uly's. Tip of the hat to you both ! :thumb

Hog Rider I thought waaay back, you were concerned with a bottom end...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-27-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,017,505
Posted By 996DL
leeinmemphis as you're well aware, the EBR ecm's...

leeinmemphis as you're well aware, the EBR ecm's are $305 and have 9 exhaust options available when ordering, including both the Drummer modded oem muffler and the stand alone Drummer stainless...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 209,631
Posted By 996DL
Cool2 2014+ DL1000 2nd gen Vee II

Suzuki's 996 now refined 1037cc motor, is a mc engineering jewel,
and has been since it's release in 1997, period. :gerg :brow

In the case of the 1st gen VeeStrom (2002 - 2012), it was packaged...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,017,505
Posted By 996DL
Hog Rider, with your long distance riding on your...

Hog Rider, with your long distance riding on your 06 Uly,
how many miles have you racked up on the bike at this time ?...

And do you have a thread, on your servicing and mods on this bike ?
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,017,505
Posted By 996DL
:hmmmmm:puke2 996DL :lol3

:hmmmmm:puke2


996DL :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,299
Posted By 996DL
HD Road King / Yamaha FJR1300 = apples / oranges,...

HD Road King / Yamaha FJR1300 = apples / oranges, firstly.

I test rode a 1st gen FJR with 40,000+ kilometers from a Yamaha dealer, it yielded so much vibration through the grips, that I discarded...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 314,191
Posted By 996DL
And a perfect example for most of us, on how to...

And a perfect example for most of us, on how to enjoy a vintage bike.

Purchase a completed restoration, by someone that knows what the Hell they're doing
and is moving on to their next...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,017,505
Posted By 996DL
Hepco Becker 40L Juniors, nice... :yum ...

Hepco Becker 40L Juniors, nice... :yum

I'll be hanging my barn door 40L Zegas off my poor Uly, when the time comes. :fpalm

The Canadian Touratech distributer virtually matched US pricing...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 261,402
Posted By 996DL
Italian bikes have ALWAYS been purposely...

Italian bikes have ALWAYS been purposely designed, to drive us up the wall in frustration,
but for brief moments of pure ecstasy. :sweeti

But you know that already. :wink:

996DL
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 314,191
Posted By 996DL
Money well spent, clearly art on wheels. :nod ...

Money well spent, clearly art on wheels. :nod

996DL
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 261,402
Posted By 996DL
How cool is that, talk about having...

How cool is that, talk about having credentials... :wink:

Great photo.

For those worried / whining, about the suspension levels,
hold off for the "S" models... :evil

Ducati /...
Forum: Canada 03-20-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By 996DL
A blatant bump, so Islanders won't miss out on...

A blatant bump, so Islanders won't miss out on the Nanaimo Sausage House,
right out front at the north end, of the Country Club Mall in Nanaimo.

So nice to have primo quality Kabanosy in the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,460
Views: 1,121,726
Posted By 996DL
They'll damn well hear you coming, that's for...

They'll damn well hear you coming, that's for sure. :wink:
That gastank is a beauty !

I still harbour ill thoughts, about a 72 CB350 I owned as a youth.
I was saving for a Suzuki T500, but was...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 169,940
Posted By 996DL
Absolute image perfection ! :eek1 :thumb ...

Absolute image perfection ! :eek1 :thumb

996DL
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