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Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Velvet
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,053
Posted By Velvet
Based on you recommendation I'll have a look at...

Based on you recommendation I'll have a look at EarthX, not necessarily for my 990 Adv, but for other bikes that I have. As far as switching batteries, it's only a 10 min job on the 990. Not a pita...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,053
Posted By Velvet
The model was a LFX18A1BS12. The tech at Shorai...

The model was a LFX18A1BS12. The tech at Shorai did suggest to try a larger model, but like you indicated, the battery box has limitations.

I'm back to lead acid batteries in all of my bikes and...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Velvet
I just love reading these hilarious...

I just love reading these hilarious justifications:lol3[/QUOTE]


I certainly don't find anything hilarious about it at all because it DOES have merit. I have personal experience on that subject...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,809
Posted By Velvet
Wow, that ceiling is really nice looking! It...

Wow, that ceiling is really nice looking! It would seem kind of strange to have a "ton of bricks" above you, though. :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,464
Posted By Velvet
Thanks Mike. PM sent.

Thanks Mike. PM sent.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,464
Posted By Velvet
I live about 17 miles south of Silver City on 90....

I live about 17 miles south of Silver City on 90. Nothing down here as far as slab riding, but a good amount of off road. I do my local riding on NM 15 (which you've ridden), NM 35, and NM 152. A...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26,117
Views: 4,979,634
Posted By Velvet
After seeing that photo, I'll never say bad...

After seeing that photo, I'll never say bad things about the looks of my Rokon again.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,464
Posted By Velvet
Well, Mike, I do have it down to a science. ...

Well, Mike, I do have it down to a science. Whenever I'm on the SM-R or the Hyper-retard :evil I never pass up a gas station. Lucky, its not as bad as it looks on Google maps. :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,809
Posted By Velvet
Great thread.....I'm in! :thumb

Great thread.....I'm in! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,464
Posted By Velvet
Thats great to see. :clap The SM-R is way too...

Thats great to see. :clap The SM-R is way too cool of a bike to part with! :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-07-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,053
Posted By Velvet
I definitely have to agree with this statement. ...

I definitely have to agree with this statement. Back in March of 2012 I installed one in my 08 990 ADV and it seemed to be doing fine. That following September I was in California on my way to the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 122,808
Posted By Velvet
He's definitely a misguided individual. I...

He's definitely a misguided individual.

I don't particularly enjoy bashing other motorcycle brands, but if you buy a BMW you are quite likely to use the warranty and possibly the roadside...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26,117
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Posted By Velvet
Damn....I should have seen that one coming!!! ...

Damn....I should have seen that one coming!!! :eek1
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 09:59 AM
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Views: 4,979,634
Posted By Velvet
Thanks for the tip. Done!

Thanks for the tip. Done!
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Velvet
During my time on motors, I worked, trained, and...

During my time on motors, I worked, trained, and competed with officers from NM, AZ, UT, NV, and CA and I must say that 98% of agencies do not offer any protective gear beyond helmets, gloves, ...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26,117
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Posted By Velvet
I was a police motor officer from 2002 to 2011...

I was a police motor officer from 2002 to 2011 and had two BMW R1150RT-P's issued to me during that time. They both had the dual battery systems and were equipped with Motorola 16 channel radios...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26,117
Views: 4,979,634
Posted By Velvet
Quote: ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Velvet http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-20-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 122,808
Posted By Velvet
You are absolutely correct! :thumb

You are absolutely correct! :thumb
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-17-2014, 10:43 PM
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Views: 122,808
Posted By Velvet
I would hate to shatter your dreams but I think...

I would hate to shatter your dreams but I think the wheel sizes listed in that article for the SA are incorrect.
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26,117
Views: 4,979,634
Posted By Velvet
Exactly!!!! It may also be the same color as...

Exactly!!!! It may also be the same color as '14 FJR's. Three dealers have indicated to me that it's not an easy color to sell.
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26,117
Views: 4,979,634
Posted By Velvet
Yeah, baby........they are gonna sell a shit ton...

Yeah, baby........they are gonna sell a shit ton of those red ES's!!!! :rofl
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26,117
Views: 4,979,634
Posted By Velvet
Yep....thats it. :bore It looks like it'll...

Yep....thats it. :bore

It looks like it'll be a '14 ES for me whenever I can get back in the saddle.
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26,117
Views: 4,979,634
Posted By Velvet
Yamaha has released the new specs and colors for...

Yamaha has released the new specs and colors for the USA market.

Candy red for the ES

Candy red and matte silver for the non ES.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 122,808
Posted By Velvet
Quite true. On several occasions I have ridden...

Quite true. On several occasions I have ridden with two guys, one on a GSA and one on a GS, and we always ended up finding very shitty terrain. Neither had a problem keeping up with me on my 950SE....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-07-2014, 05:36 PM
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Views: 122,808
Posted By Velvet
Though white is relatively nice, I would like to...

Though white is relatively nice, I would like to see KTM offer the 1290 SA in orange. Either way, its going to be an awesome long range bike!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 122,808
Posted By Velvet
+2

+2
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 122,808
Posted By Velvet
Im definitely with on that, but I have a feeling...

Im definitely with on that, but I have a feeling that they will be included. :cry
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-01-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 122,808
Posted By Velvet
I'm definitely interested. I do a lot of...

I'm definitely interested.

I do a lot of slab riding and I have a Triumph Sprint GT for that, but I just had cervical spine surgery, so the thought of doing long range riding in a sportbike-like...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,825
Posted By Velvet
Thanks for posting this info. It really bites...

Thanks for posting this info. It really bites that it happened to you but at least it'll probably not happen again.

As I normally put two 1 gal Rotos on the back of my 950 SE and 990 ADV, I...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 24,015
Posted By Velvet
It looks to be two years with one year of...

It looks to be two years with one year of roadside assistance. Thats not too bad actually.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-11-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,087
Posted By Velvet
I have a Kaoko on my 990 ADV and it works quite...

I have a Kaoko on my 990 ADV and it works quite well. I've used that system on several other bikes. If I can't have electronic CC, Kaoko is the next best thing in my book.
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 24,015
Posted By Velvet
Colorado Bryee....thank you for your input and...

Colorado Bryee....thank you for your input and endorsement. Can you post or PM the tweeks and software upgrades that you would perform?

ARiderX.....thank you for your input and other info. It...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 24,015
Posted By Velvet
I bought the Multi as a "do all" bike back in...

I bought the Multi as a "do all" bike back in early 2011, and initially, I was quite happy with it. I did some traveling with it but as the mileage started increasing the problems started. I'll...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 24,015
Posted By Velvet
I know exactly how you feel! :thumb There...

I know exactly how you feel! :thumb

There is a Capornord at my not so local dealer and I really liked it. I just sold my '10 Multi so maybe there is one in my future. I'm also giving a hard...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 62,977
Posted By Velvet
I would absolutely LOVE to see something like...

I would absolutely LOVE to see something like that.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,285,540
Posted By Velvet
Whenever you work on just about anything that is...

Whenever you work on just about anything that is made in Japan that has Phillip-type screws you need special JIS (Japanese Industry Standard) screw drivers. A regular Phillips screw driver will...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 62,977
Posted By Velvet
Point definitely taken, however, why spend...

Point definitely taken, however, why spend $16,000.00 + on a new motorcycle and then have to spend probably quite a bit north of $500.00 to paint it another color when it could have easily been done...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 62,977
Posted By Velvet
Whew....I'm glad that you brought this up because...

Whew....I'm glad that you brought this up because I was considering doing the same thing and I though that I was just being unreasonable. I really had my heart set on a blue ES, especially after...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 62,977
Posted By Velvet
Yep, IMHO, I think that Yamaha really screwed the...

Yep, IMHO, I think that Yamaha really screwed the pooch on that one. :doh
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