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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,792
Posted By blk-betty
Seriously dude? MSRP is listed for each bike...

Seriously dude?

MSRP is listed for each bike on HDs website and has been for years. Why would anyone need to ask the dealer for MSRP?

Sure some dealers don't list a price and some add fees...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,792
Posted By blk-betty
It is interesting isn't it. Why do guys...

It is interesting isn't it.

Why do guys with no intererst in or experience with HDs so often post in HD threads?

Just for kicks I've been thinking about picking random BMW threads and posting...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By blk-betty
Will cost a little more but a much better option...

Will cost a little more but a much better option is an aftermarket set of head pipes. I went with Fuel-Moto and am very happy with them. Plus they can provide you with a custom map based on your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 342,929
Posted By blk-betty
Well that certainly didn't take long. Did...

Well that certainly didn't take long.

Did you even read what I posted. I too ride adventure bikes, just replaced a DR 650 with a KTM 690. Spent 2 weeks riding off-road in Utah and Colorado last...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By blk-betty
Just sold my DR650 and bought a '14 690. ...

Just sold my DR650 and bought a '14 690.

Only have 150 miles on it but it feels so much lighter than the DR. I think actual weight difference is about 40 lbs but the 690 carries the weight much...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 260,171
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks. Looks nice, something to think about.

Thanks. Looks nice, something to think about.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 236,965
Posted By blk-betty
Glad to hear that since I feel the same way. ...

Glad to hear that since I feel the same way.

Dealer recommended first oil change at 100 miles then again at 600 miles. Probably overkill but I changed the oil and filters today at 152 miles. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 342,929
Posted By blk-betty
How about we as a group here on ADV stop making...

How about we as a group here on ADV stop making insults about those who ride certain brands/styles of bikes. Yes there are a lot of HD riders that are assholes, just as there are jerks riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 342,929
Posted By blk-betty
May look stupid to you and though I'll agree not...

May look stupid to you and though I'll agree not a very intelligent choice, but riding sans gear is quite liberating.

Maybe those guys actually were "just relaxing" while riding those big heavy...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By blk-betty
FWIW.....my first tank of gas. Filled bike up...

FWIW.....my first tank of gas. Filled bike up with 7 miles on the odometer. Rode a mix of highway and dirt, kept it below 6k rpm but got up to 75-80 mph on the highway for about 10 miles. Most of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 260,171
Posted By blk-betty
I really like that look. I did the same with the...

I really like that look. I did the same with the silver colored heat shields on the HD XR1200 I sold to buy the 690. The newer XRs came with blacked out exhaust so I had a good idea what it would...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 236,965
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks for the suggestions and confirmation that...

Thanks for the suggestions and confirmation that I'm not missing any parts.

I also ditched the aluminum piece with the reflectors and a bought a piece of high impact resistant Lexan from Lowes...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 236,965
Posted By blk-betty
License Plate

Stupid question but how are you all mounting your license plate. My '14 has the black mount under the fender/tail light with 4 holes, 2 up high and 2 down low. Dealer had a aluminum flat bar with 2...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 342,929
Posted By blk-betty
You guys quoting 25% unrelialbe do understand...

You guys quoting 25% unrelialbe do understand that figure come from a Consumer Reports survey and the survey was only open to Comsumer Reports members...not a statistically vaild study.

I am a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 342,929
Posted By blk-betty
Will not quote because of the shitty formating of...

Will not quote because of the shitty formating of your posts...

Yea you're right the overwhealming majority of blue collar workers don't make $90/yr, but the overwhealing majority of blue collar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 342,929
Posted By blk-betty
Is blue collar generally defined by income or...

Is blue collar generally defined by income or job/profession?

There are plently of guys/gals working in what are/were historically considered "blue collar" that make $90K/year, just as there are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 342,929
Posted By blk-betty
Dunno, but I'm guessing there are a lot of blue...

Dunno, but I'm guessing there are a lot of blue collar unionizeed employees in the US with years of experience that probably make close to or above $90K/year, don't know if the income reported by HD...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 342,929
Posted By blk-betty
Yea right. Very exclusive? Most HD owners...

Yea right.

Very exclusive? Most HD owners in the US are blue collar.

HD sells only motorcycles and branded products, unlike the other mfgs that make and sell cars, jet skis, lawn mowers,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,219
Posted By blk-betty
Seriously? I've read many of your posts and...

Seriously?

I've read many of your posts and you bias towards HDs is easily inferred.

Why would one need to figure out HDs nomenclature anyway when all the bikes have names. You got it close...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,734
Posted By blk-betty
[QUOTE=hexnut;24616303]Black Betty ...

[QUOTE=hexnut;24616303]Black Betty

Seriously!

This is Black Betty

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr43/MarkSP/BettyrightsideFatcat.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,516
Posted By blk-betty
Just this Saturday picked up a '14 KTM 690 E/R...

Just this Saturday picked up a '14 KTM 690 E/R and hoping I don't have much trouble with it.

Only rode it about 25 miles yesterday and was dodging rain every direction I tired to ride. I bought...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 236,965
Posted By blk-betty
On a side note, gotta say even after 20 miles and...

On a side note, gotta say even after 20 miles and keeping rpm below 6k this thing is so much more responsive and feels so much lighter than the DR 650 and once I get revs higher after 600 miles it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 236,965
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks Took my first real ride today, only ...

Thanks

Took my first real ride today, only about 20 miles on pavement as I was dodging downpours every direction I tried to leave from the house and the dealer paper tag got wet and ripped off,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 236,965
Posted By blk-betty
Picked up my new 2014 this afternoon and dealer...

Picked up my new 2014 this afternoon and dealer installed the dongle. When I got it he said "ABS is currently off" and the warning light is lit up orange/yellow. I messed with it this evening in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,624
Posted By blk-betty
Don't know what it's like in Oregon but here in...

Don't know what it's like in Oregon but here in SC the Title is held by the leinholder. No one that has a bike,car,boat etc. financied has the Title in their name yet they sell them all day long.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 342,929
Posted By blk-betty
Harley is signifcantly increasing their market...

Harley is signifcantly increasing their market share beyond USA's borders.

Will they ever rival Honda in terms of total "motorcycles sold"....not unless Honda goes out of business.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,366
Posted By blk-betty
Fixed

Fixed
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,838
Posted By blk-betty
Just curious where your DR650 fits in your...

Just curious where your DR650 fits in your riding. I sold my DR650 and I'm replacing it this weekend with a 690.....my first KTM.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,838
Posted By blk-betty
In as well....I pick up my new '14 690 R in 2...

In as well....I pick up my new '14 690 R in 2 days....wondering if I shouldn't have kept my Dr 650.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,766
Posted By blk-betty
Spent 2 weeks riding in CO and UT last month and...

Spent 2 weeks riding in CO and UT last month and was amazed at the number of trikes I saw...like em or not, these things are gaining popularity
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,914
Posted By blk-betty
Doing the same.....replacing my DR 650 and HD...

Doing the same.....replacing my DR 650 and HD XR1200 with '14 690. Pick it up this Saturday.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-04-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 63,219
Posted By blk-betty
Would be in but on call for the holiday weekend.

Would be in but on call for the holiday weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,060
Posted By blk-betty
Fuel range, seat, lack of fairing/wind protection...

Fuel range, seat, lack of fairing/wind protection not comfortable for touring.....without spending more money. How is that different than a DRZ, DR650, XR650L etc.

I'm buying one as a step up...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,060
Posted By blk-betty
Well that's my plan. Picking up my '14 next...

Well that's my plan. Picking up my '14 next Saturday.

Had a HD XR1200 and a DR650 along with HD Road Glide. Spent a weekend riding the DR in NC/TN/GA mountains and the following weekind rode the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By blk-betty
Mid May this year I drove 5 hours one way just to...

Mid May this year I drove 5 hours one way just to sit on a '14 690 to see if I could ride it (5'7" with 29" inseam). Bike was technically sold but the dealer told me to take it for a quick ride.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 260,171
Posted By blk-betty
Looking for a quiet slip-on for a '14. ...

Looking for a quiet slip-on for a '14.

What's the concensus with regard to sound level bertween the FMF Q4 and the Wings....which is considered to be more quiet?
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,428
Posted By blk-betty
No comment on your ownership experience. Just...

No comment on your ownership experience. Just curious how you were able to own one in 2007 when they weren't offered to the general public until 2009?

Triumph Tiger 800 based only on specs as I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 96,064
Views: 18,098,510
Posted By blk-betty
So what's it worth

2009 DR650 with about 10K mile....whats it worth?


I plant to advertise my DR for sale later this month after I return from a trip.

Bike is located in coastal SC with tons of extras........
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 122,988
Posted By blk-betty
Looking to go in another direction.....my 09 XR...

Looking to go in another direction.....my 09 XR is up for sale.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=981093
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 19,244
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks Lee! I'd love to ride down next...

Thanks Lee!

I'd love to ride down next weekend or maybe the one after that to check it out.

Sorry to hijack the camping thread, wish I could join but on call again this weekend. Y'all have a...
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