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Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 455,048
Posted By basstodave
Looks like the Givi monolock universal style...

Looks like the Givi monolock universal style plate might work. I have a Kappa topcase also. They and Givi share the same universal mounting plate for the monolock series. The universal plate has a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 455,048
Posted By basstodave
I like what I keep reading. This is a great bike....

I like what I keep reading. This is a great bike. :D

Just installed the R&G radiator guard and SW Motech crash bars. I'll get a pic up soon. The SW Motech is kinda industrial looking. Probably...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 455,048
Posted By basstodave
:lol3I bought a Honda Fit for $18k and it's...

:lol3I bought a Honda Fit for $18k and it's nothing like a $30k Honda Accord! How is that possible? And it doesn't have the ground clearance of the Honda CR-V nor the interior space of the Odyssey....
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 455,048
Posted By basstodave
Just installed the Yamaha rear rack and my Givi...

Just installed the Yamaha rear rack and my Givi top case. The Yamaha rack does not have what I consider a universal top plate and therefore the Givi mounting plate doesn't install as cleanly as I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 455,048
Posted By basstodave
Yeah, I was headed for a swim at the Racquet...

Yeah, I was headed for a swim at the Racquet Club. I LIKE this bike!
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 455,048
Posted By basstodave
Picked up my red FJ-09 yesterday. Traded a 2009...

Picked up my red FJ-09 yesterday. Traded a 2009 Versys 650 with 18k miles. Paid $7700 OTD with the first service free.
I didn't want to deal with selling my Versys on the street. I don't have the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 455,048
Posted By basstodave
MSRP I believe is $10500. Is that what you paid...

MSRP I believe is $10500. Is that what you paid OTD?
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 455,048
Posted By basstodave
I can't get a dealer under $10700 OTD here in AZ....

I can't get a dealer under $10700 OTD here in AZ.
What have you paid OTD?
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 455,048
Posted By basstodave
I pulled the trigger on a demo with 150 miles on...

I pulled the trigger on a demo with 150 miles on it. Dealer says they are easy miles. Should I be concerned even if someone beat on it?
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 455,048
Posted By basstodave
Fj-09

Test rode one today in Sierra Vista, AZ. I think I'm going to get one and sell my 2009 Versys 650. :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 74,141
Posted By basstodave
:cry:ear:cry:ear any info about the TS coming to...

:cry:ear:cry:ear any info about the TS coming to the USofA for 2015? Just curious. Anybody have insider knowledge? Honda has the VFR800 back in the USA market and Suzuki has their 1250 Bandit. Do it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 74,141
Posted By basstodave
tiger

As far as the wisdom of motorcycle manufacturers, did thousands of consumers shout out for adventure bikes that require 34" inseams? Yeah the ground is rough between the asphalt and your campground...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 74,141
Posted By basstodave
Please stop posting these reviews. WTF is wrong...

Please stop posting these reviews. WTF is wrong that we can't, won't, aren't worthy to have this bike in the USA.
I agree with ColoradoRider. You suck Triumph!!!
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,394
Posted By basstodave
Wait a minute! The headlights, suspension,...

Wait a minute! The headlights, suspension, windshield, and what all else suck but it's a great bike?!?!?!?
Just kidding.:D......I think
I'm 5'6" and pissed I can't be comfortable on these tall...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 74,141
Posted By basstodave
+1

+1
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 74,141
Posted By basstodave
I agree with your sentiment about hi-tech. I also...

I agree with your sentiment about hi-tech. I also lament that we won't see any superb all-rounders here in the exceptional USA. At least one that a 5'6" studly 61 year old could ride and afford.

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-12-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15,890
Views: 1,372,989
Posted By basstodave
Laugh Where to go in Tucson for repair on my Versys

I have a 2009 Versys and am looking for a good shop I can trust for routine repair and maintenance. I have had a terrible experience dealing with Ride Now and CSA in the recent and distant past.
I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 74,141
Posted By basstodave
No interest in the USA? Yeah we need another bike...

No interest in the USA? Yeah we need another bike that is top heavy, and built for someone 6'2" with a 34" inseam. Another pretend we are going off road some day bike. No I can't imagine anyone...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 644,999
Posted By basstodave
Just have to say Once Again. Motoport is the...

Just have to say Once Again. Motoport is the best. :clap
Just hope Wayne doesn't retire before I stop riding.:lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By basstodave
2009 Versys constant on/off cycling of cooling fan

Hello
I'm hoping someone might have knowledge or experience of this 'problem'.
I brought my 2009 Versys in to an established local shop to have the coolant flushed and replaced. After the service...
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 99,997
Posted By basstodave
Has anyone used this on a Versys and what...

Has anyone used this on a Versys and what placement did you use? How about on a rear spool?
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 644,999
Posted By basstodave
Long long overdue thumbs up to Motoport. I have...

Long long overdue thumbs up to Motoport. I have stretch jeans and modified Marathon jacket. The jeans fit perfect out of the box. The jacket took a little work to get right for me. If I were riding...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
All the time. If a recent used one comes up for...

All the time. If a recent used one comes up for sale I check them out.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
I apologize if you've already done something like...

I apologize if you've already done something like this already, but can you please type out a numbered list (in order of importance) of what you're looking for in a motorcycle?[/QUOTE]

1)...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
Whew! Thanks for clearing that up for me! ...

Whew! Thanks for clearing that up for me!

To really love motorcycles you have to sort of approach them as watching a movie. Suspend disbelief. IMHO
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
That is a great looking bike. Too bad BMW didn't...

That is a great looking bike. Too bad BMW didn't continue selling the S model. With bar risers and the peg lower I would consider this a great city bike. I have seen these for sale on ebay but I...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28,558
Views: 2,490,017
Posted By basstodave
Starkey: You have an SV1000?????? I have a...

Starkey:
You have an SV1000?????? I have a WeeStrom! Swap? Not looking for a SV650 though.
Forum: Americas 05-15-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28,558
Views: 2,490,017
Posted By basstodave
I think MikeMike was replying to just what I...

I think MikeMike was replying to just what I said. About my not having enjoyed riding in Mexico. He seemed to think that was a pity. And he is right. I live 60 miles away. :cry

VxZeroKnots. Did...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 28,558
Views: 2,490,017
Posted By basstodave
[QUOTE=VxZeroKnots;18686662]I think your level or...

[QUOTE=VxZeroKnots;18686662]I think your level or arrogance, and sticking to gringo areas directly correlates with why waiters short change you; tourist traps are rip offs to begin with. That is why...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 19,943
Posted By basstodave
$17000 or more OTD . Is that reason enough not to...

$17000 or more OTD . Is that reason enough not to buy a naked bike? I can buy a new Triumph Tiger 800 and have enough left over to buy a one or two year old light, fast and economical Japanese inline...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
Thread might be dead, but... I am looking...

Thread might be dead, but...

I am looking hard at the 2011 Honda CB1000r!!! It feels very comfy for my 5'6" frame. Almost fully adjustable suspension. Good brakes. I actually like it's goofy...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
Why does the cheaper ST3r have better brakes and...

Why does the cheaper ST3r have better brakes and suspension than the Tiger 800? I don't think the Tiger owners are complaining about the brakes and suspension but on paper they are spec'd lower?? The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
Thanks. I have upgraded the front fork...

Thanks.

I have upgraded the front fork spring. I also upgraded the front brakes from a two pot sliding caliper to a GSXR 4 pot caliper. The brake conversion initially went well but recently I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
For the OP...you thought the F800R was too...

For the OP...you thought the F800R was too sporty?[/QUOTE]

Just the seat to peg height. I am 5'6" but I have a 31" inseam. Too much bend in the knee. Between my age and a point I made earlier...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
My Motoport gear is well broken in and it is...

My Motoport gear is well broken in and it is simply the best for me.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
I am listening. I test road the f800r today. I...

I am listening. I test road the f800r today. I think I have started a thread about two bikes I though represented some sort of standard for spirited street riding and that they would be versatile,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
:rofl:D That's awesome...dude.:D That...

:rofl:D


That's awesome...dude.:D That reasoning is why I and my girlfriend both own and carry multiple glocks. 'cause ya never know what the other guy is packing. Just joking.
If by your...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
SUV's were marketed to the gullible US market...

SUV's were marketed to the gullible US market because they were built on a truck platform and therefore were exempt from CAFE standards for corporate mpg per sales volume as mandated by Congress. You...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
I know I know there are certainly options. Don't...

I know I know there are certainly options. Don't know what I was thinking. Oh yeah, wait, now I remember. I stupidly keep thinking there is a bike out there that can have a spirited motor, low...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,756
Posted By basstodave
:cry Triumph ST3r is not for me. Shortish test...

:cry Triumph ST3r is not for me. Shortish test ride, dealer didn't want a lot of miles on it, still informed me of what I needed to know.
Pros: Engine
Brakes
Suspension
Weight
Cons: terrible...
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