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Forum: Hacks 11-22-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,712
Posted By KawiVA76
When I first brought mine home I thought I had...

When I first brought mine home I thought I had made a terrible mistake. A little over a year later and I can say that the Ural has earned it's spot in the garage. Glad to see that you may be...
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,524
Posted By KawiVA76
Just watched this with my sons. They are...

Just watched this with my sons. They are currently the only passengers on the Ural. I've been lobbying the wife for a dog for about a year now. Unfortunately she wants no part of it, lol. I'll...
Forum: Hacks 10-04-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,875
Posted By KawiVA76
In the middle of a 4 day trip on my 2010 gear up...

In the middle of a 4 day trip on my 2010 gear up right now. I have no trepidation about doing multi-state trips on the Ural. I do carry some spares with me like throttle/clutch cables, drive shaft...
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,876
Views: 491,579
Posted By KawiVA76
True story. Although I will say BMW really...

True story. Although I will say BMW really stepped up to the plate on compensation options for the 14' RT owners.

Mike

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Forum: Vendors 03-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,515
Views: 246,038
Posted By KawiVA76
Been dealing with Revzilla since 2010. Both at...

Been dealing with Revzilla since 2010. Both at their store in Philly and through mail orders. They have been hands down the most professional and courteous retailer I have come across. Heck they...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,482
Posted By KawiVA76
I'm a tech for mercedes benz. Our cars have...

I'm a tech for mercedes benz. Our cars have fueling related failures like its going out of style. Failed fuel pumps, melted wiring and fuse boxes, etc. Very common across the German brands.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-17-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,079
Posted By KawiVA76
North VA resident here. We are definitely not...

North VA resident here. We are definitely not southeast. Having lived a few years in Charlotte I can say that with certainty.

Mike

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Forum: Face plant 01-16-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,462
Posted By KawiVA76
I ride in DC traffic. Commute 70 miles a day,...

I ride in DC traffic. Commute 70 miles a day, all in all I ride about 18k a year in this area. Not judging but I've formed a few habits that have saved my bacon a few times. First, I never hang...
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,234
Posted By KawiVA76
Didn't read this whole thread. Picked up my Ural...

Didn't read this whole thread. Picked up my Ural and rode is 210 miles home back in September. I've been on motorcycles for 72 months, guess that sounds better then six years. Praticed in a...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,876
Views: 491,579
Posted By KawiVA76
Ural is indeed my first rig. The primary factor...

Ural is indeed my first rig. The primary factor was price. I'm a mechanic by trade so maintenance didn't scare me. I like thw 1150gs and Bonneville setups but it's 12k-sky's the limit to get into...
Forum: Hacks 10-04-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,876
Views: 491,579
Posted By KawiVA76
Own a 2008 BMW R1200R, own a 2010 Ural Taiga. ...

Own a 2008 BMW R1200R, own a 2010 Ural Taiga. Love them both and they both have their purpose. Don't write off the Ural. They're quirky, but as solid as any machine I've ever owned. Except my...
Forum: Hacks 09-11-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,994
Views: 678,350
Posted By KawiVA76
As many others have stated if you weren't 1300...

As many others have stated if you weren't 1300 miles away I would be buying this right now. Good luck with the sale.

Mike

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Forum: Equipment 02-02-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By KawiVA76
Ok, so an update. I went down there on Tuesday. ...

Ok, so an update. I went down there on Tuesday. The retailer is Coleman Powersports in Falls Church, VA. They're about 35 miles from me. Got tired of being blown off on the phone. I spoke to the...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By KawiVA76
Spoken on the phone to all three. Shoei never...

Spoken on the phone to all three. Shoei never received the helmet. It was at that point I learned about Helmet House. Spoke to a woman named Kris there. Very nice, said she couldn't release any...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By KawiVA76
Shoei warranty experience.

In mid November I purchased a Shoei Neotec from a local retailer. I noticed pretty quickly that it leaks water from the top of the visor. On December 8th I returned it to the store for repair. ...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 245,448
Posted By KawiVA76
Just ordered, excited for the purchase with all...

Just ordered, excited for the purchase with all the great reviews and happy customers.

Mike
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,256
Posted By KawiVA76
Granted plenty of that goes on. Every profession...

Granted plenty of that goes on. Every profession is full of unqualified people. I replace any damaged bolts. For example the steering wheel center bolt that some independent shop apparently...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,256
Posted By KawiVA76
I'm a tech for Mercedes, have about 8 years in...

I'm a tech for Mercedes, have about 8 years in the business. Own a set of flank drive snap on wrenches and a set of ratcheting blue point wrenches. Use the blue points literally every day on almost...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,760
Posted By KawiVA76
Hey guys, still a few months away on a purchase. ...

Hey guys, still a few months away on a purchase. Pretty much down to the Kymco GTI300, BV350 or Burgman 400. Haven't gotten out to dealers yet, so busy at work late every night and getting ready to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,839
Posted By KawiVA76
I don't post often but this caught my interest. ...

I don't post often but this caught my interest. I'm a master certified tech with Mercedes Benz. Gonow is pretty spot on with his assessment. We have 24 techs in our shop. Out of those, twelve are...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,760
Posted By KawiVA76
Hey, thanks for the advice everybody. I have...

Hey, thanks for the advice everybody. I have been looking at the Burgman 400 a lot. But not sure if the relaxed riding position would suit me. It will definitely be wide open on the interstate at...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,760
Posted By KawiVA76
Need scooter advice

Hey guys, looking for some opinions from the pros. I've been riding all year for about three years now. I've been using a Kawasaki Versys during that time which I recently sold. My commute is 30...
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