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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 19,930
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Sometimes it's just one guy

I was 400 miles from home on a rear tire that was worn but serviceable when I left. I was wrong, that tire began to disintegrate 300 miles later. I rolled into a huge H-D dealership (Black Bear HD in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 19,930
Posted By vecchio Lupo
I like it

I like Harley Davidson Motorcycles, I've owned a couple and would own one again. More importantly, even though I am a Triumph and BMW (airhead) rider, the majority of my riding pals ride Harley...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,540
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Yeah

I know, right? Why not just squeeze in the Tiger 800 triple lump into a cradle frame with traditional body work?

I always loved the Thunderbird triples, and by the time I wanted one, they shot up...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,540
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Groovy

I think it's the cats ass, and I've been saying we need a water cooled alternative, but I assumed it would be a new Trident. I will be paying close attention. I also know that once the aftermarket...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Very nice

Super Cool CB1100, love the white, gives it real presence.

I love the CR and Praha. I'm heading back to the EU for a contract gig, need to keep an open eye out for a white CB. Thanks for making...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Like the CB

VTR, where are you, that looks like Patch Barracks, or maybe Kelly.
I take that back, I say Boeblingen.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 19,930
Posted By vecchio Lupo
No close HD

I currently live about 50 miles from any one of three HD dealers, there fore I rarely find myself close by. In the past I had a big HD shop nearby, I loved going by, those guys like to chat and most...
Forum: Face plant 12-04-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,393
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Please stay, don't go

I have been there but on a smaller scale. I had two minor crashes within 3 years, the first one only broke my right arm, the second I screwed up my left shoulder to the point of surgery.

After...
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,580
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Yeah

Mark,

The speeds arrived today OMG, I'm going to order another pair just to keep, thank you.

Joe
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-27-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,724
Posted By vecchio Lupo
I'm gonna make it

Ladydraco,

I'm gonna go out there as soon as I can just to see you. That's dedication and purcaverence. I'll watch for the open today post and 6 hours later...hotdogs.
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,580
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Thank you

PM sent...I would like to exchange my Tour2 in 8/M for Speed in 9/L. Very gracious of you to offer a solution. BTW the tour2 is a wonderfully constructed glove and I wish I had acted sooner...well...
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,580
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Size

I received spider ( in 9/L) and Tour2 ( 8/M) because they were out of 9/L when I found the thread. Super high quality and great gloves. The L is really my size but the M tour2 fits although snug and...
Forum: Vendors 11-24-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,558
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Top notch

I have purchased helmets, electronics and gloves from Motostorm. About a thousand dollars in total merchandise to date. Very professional, very fast, and communication was excellence.

Ho un nuovo...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,557
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Me too

I've got a SJ billit top on my 81 R100CS and I believe it helps, so that's all I need.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Kindred spirit

BMWloco,

I hear you loud and clear. I have a 25+ year friend who was the original owner of a white, 84 R100RS final edition, he rode and modified and rode this bike steady until around 2000 when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,229
Posted By vecchio Lupo
1971

I made my Dad take me to see the original in 71 (I was 8). He used to have a small Honda Cub years before, after the film he started talking about getting another bike and a year later we had a CB125...
Forum: Europe 11-12-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Hooks huh?

George,

There are a couple big chains of MC supply and accessories in Europe.
Look up the following (they are in English)

Louis Fun Store
Polo
Motorrad magazine
Forum: Hacks 10-19-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 679,798
Posted By vecchio Lupo
See post at bottom of page 222, 1981 BMW R100...

See post at bottom of page 222, 1981 BMW R100 with Califirnia friendship

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492526&page=222

Gentlemen, I have decided to seperate the rig. Anybody...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 679,798
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Well, it's been a while, so let me bump my...

Well, it's been a while, so let me bump my rig/chair from a few weeks ago...

Page 222, post #3330

I'd love to sell the sidecar and keep the airhead but will honor my ad and sell the whole rig....
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,124
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Ebro

Long time Buell fan, owned an X-1, an S3T, and an XB12X. Currently Triumph mounted, but can't wait for the AX or just an upright standard that will do medium sport tour duty.
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 88,714
Posted By vecchio Lupo
I'll help

When they get to the repair facility, I'll PayPal some cash to help with the party. The least I could do is pony up enough for a case of brewskis. Landofwrath, pm me when they are a day or two out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 88,714
Posted By vecchio Lupo
What

Don't leave us hanging dude. I have you pegged as cool ADV free spirits. Don't become Hipsters who lose interest and quit on us.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35,645
Views: 9,016,539
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Staaaaaap

This stopped being fun 200 posts ago. I'll check back in November for Dragon pictures and fun.
Forum: Europe 08-29-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Whaaaaaat

So your saying I've been lied to by all those "Joe Bar" comics?
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,676
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Cool

Wow, I think it looks great, I'd buy one if I could afford it.

As far as looking like a Harley, their is only so much you can do with a v twin and two wheels. The fairing and tank have an Indian...
Forum: Hacks 08-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 679,798
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Price bump, Rig $4100 Chair and mounts...

Price bump,

Rig $4100
Chair and mounts $1000

Thanks
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4,004
Views: 679,798
Posted By vecchio Lupo
1981 R100 / Friendship Sidecar

Friends,

I offer to you my 1981 R100 with 3 seats, the OEM double with chrome ring, an OEM 3/4 seat from an R100S, and an ugly double bucket. It also has...
Krauser Bags
New Progressive shocks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 32,418
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Cool

Good on ya, I know Harley Dudes who won't pull into a gravel or shell parking lot for fear of a stone chip. No kidding, even high humidity days can produce too much road grime for one fella (don't...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,467
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Dude, yes

I am so in on this. One R100R w/sidecar on the way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,674
Posted By vecchio Lupo
With ya

I'm no expert on mental health, but I have had ups and downs. At 52 years and riding since age 11, I ride less now than ever before. I'm unhappily retired and relocated to a new state. I don't have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 32,456
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Language

I speak fluent. Italian and just enough French and German to be polite. Spanish is the number one language to pick up in the USA.

The Swiss irritate me more than most because they are so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 32,456
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Yeah

In hindsight, yes it was.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 32,456
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Well...shucks

I'd say the concerns are similar on both sides of the Atlantic. Europe has some really bad guys running around who will not go easy. As to how does speeding almost mean jail?

I was stopped with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 32,456
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Done

While I believe the OP's question has been answered in detail, I feel the need to add the following.

I was stopped by the Polizei in Austria back in 2009, it was one of those times where everybody...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,294
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Bummer

It just seems wrong that the culture of Mad Max and the coolest football is so anti motorist. I mean between hot rods, surfing, cowboys, and rugged individualism....you guys are the closest thing to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,857
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Small

As I read everyone's early experiences, the common thread is not dirt bikes or country roads and free riding trails. The common thread is small cc bikes. We all started on mini bikes and 125-350cc...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 32,456
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Yes

I reluctantly agree with you. I also hate to see "Officer Discretion" removed from the equation. Sometimes Cops are are own worst enemy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 32,456
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Tortoise, My department does not track...

Tortoise,

My department does not track racial stats. We leave "Race" blank and do not track those numbers. The Feds are another story. I don't have an answer for what State Troopers do with that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 32,456
Posted By vecchio Lupo
My turn

While I have enjoyed this thread, I have been quiet. I have been a police officer in a major metropolitan city for 14 years. I am a Detective Sergeant. I was never in the traffic division, whose...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,669
Posted By vecchio Lupo
I originally wrote a sarcastic, smart ass...

I originally wrote a sarcastic, smart ass response about .... Does it matter? No it does not.
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