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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:39 PM
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Posted By DolphinJohn
:eek1 Guess I won't be getting a V7II right...

:eek1

Guess I won't be getting a V7II right away….

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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:57 PM
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Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
I have a question for those wiser than myself....

I have a question for those wiser than myself. So, like…. everybody.

How bad am I likely to take it in the ol' backyard if I were to trade in my '14 Stone with around 1800 miles on it?

I bought...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
I talked to them today and I have to take the...

I talked to them today and I have to take the bike back to the dealer to verify that it is still leaking.

Once they do that they will decide what they will do from there.

So, another 400 mile...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. :D

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
Well, I went for a ride. 25 miles to a nice lunch...

Well, I went for a ride. 25 miles to a nice lunch spot on the river. Had lunch and when I got back out to the bike I checked and sure enough it is still leaking oil.

I'm done with that bike.
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Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
Tropic Powersports in Ft. Myers. They've...

Tropic Powersports in Ft. Myers.

They've been really good. Jim and Lucille are very nice and they were really apologetic for me having to bring it back.

After spending a little time there...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
My '14 is in the shop now for an oil leak it has...

My '14 is in the shop now for an oil leak it has had since day one. After a moderate length ride it will leak out of the front crank seal and leave a few drops on the garage floor. I've been living...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
Thanks for the input, guys and girls. .

Thanks for the input, guys and girls.

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Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
Funny you should bring this up now, as yesterday...

Funny you should bring this up now, as yesterday I rode mine on the interstate for the first time. I'm not big on riding on such highways but I was late for a meeting and went for it.

Anyway.....
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
Well, I dropped my bike off last week at the...

Well, I dropped my bike off last week at the dealer I bought it from. It's 3 1/2 hours away.
They were supposed to fix an oil leak under warranty.
Now, the owner of the dealership was nice enough...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
I drove 200 miles to drop off my Stone at the...

I drove 200 miles to drop off my Stone at the dealer to have an oil leak fixed (under warranty). It's got a small leak somewhere in the front under the timing system cover. I had to leave it because...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
It looks like on the "Quadtrax" pegs, they have...

It looks like on the "Quadtrax" pegs, they have holes in them. I thought maybe it was possible to use the OEM or some other rubber inserts.

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Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
What pegs are you using that drop down 1 1/2...

What pegs are you using that drop down 1 1/2 inches?

The Guzzi Tech site says theirs are a 1" drop.

I remember seeing another company that made them, but it looked like they were basically the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,772
Posted By DolphinJohn
Done. I experienced lane splitting and/or...

Done.

I experienced lane splitting and/or filtering for the first time when I went over to Europe.

It makes a lot of sense and I wondered why it was not allowed here in the Land of the Free....
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 261,945
Posted By DolphinJohn
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/18/6ff4bcb...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/18/6ff4bcb5e27a0366dea746ef47f13802.jpg

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Forum: Vendors 12-10-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,293
Views: 351,082
Posted By DolphinJohn
I ordered an H4 for my Moto Guzzi V7 on Saturday...

I ordered an H4 for my Moto Guzzi V7 on Saturday night I think. I got it in the mail today. That was really fast.

I installed it just now. Pretty easy, I just cut a little hole in the rubber...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
I did a couple hundred miles today in perfect...

I did a couple hundred miles today in perfect conditions on some nice scenic curvy Florida roads. Yes, they exist.
Ok, it's not the Smokies but it's better than the Keys!!...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,198
Posted By DolphinJohn
Looks great!! Congratulations. .

Looks great!! Congratulations.


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Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,198
Posted By DolphinJohn
What year is your Classic? Does she enjoy...

What year is your Classic?

Does she enjoy riding that?

If I'm not mistaken the seat height is maybe a half inch higher than the TW.

The weight is a bit more but the fun factor would...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,198
Posted By DolphinJohn
Why not a V7 Stone or Special? Edit to...

Why not a V7 Stone or Special?


Edit to add: That's a sweet looking back porch!!


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Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
You had mentioned that a while back so I had...

You had mentioned that a while back so I had already checked. They were indeed loose. Thanks.


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Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
I finished up my 600 mile (1,000km) service...

I finished up my 600 mile (1,000km) service today. I started this weekend but I was waiting for the oil and filter in the mail from the dealer (200 miles away).

Everything is pretty easy to do....
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
This works perfectly. Thank you. Made my ride...

This works perfectly. Thank you. Made my ride today so much more enjoyable not having to think about missing second.

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Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
I did that as well. Maybe I need to go even...

I did that as well. Maybe I need to go even lower.

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Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
My only complaint on my bike so far is that it...

My only complaint on my bike so far is that it doesn't like to shift first to second. I've never had a bike where I hit neutral so much. I've made some adjustments to the play at the lever with a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 261,945
Posted By DolphinJohn
Thanks. I changed it a little bit. ...

Thanks. I changed it a little bit.

http://dolphinjohn.smugmug.com/photos/i-SJ6N5hb/0/L/i-SJ6N5hb-L.jpg

http://dolphinjohn.smugmug.com/photos/i-b8s2tpS/0/L/i-b8s2tpS-L.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
I see what you did there. Mon. ...

I see what you did there. Mon.

http://dizzyfrinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ting%20bottle08067c2f.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
^^^ Beauty!!! .

^^^

Beauty!!!


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Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
Tropic Powersports in Ft. Myers. They were...

Tropic Powersports in Ft. Myers.

They were real nice. Husband and wife I think.

While I was there I got a good look at the Aprilia Dorsoduro 750. That looks like a really, really, fun bike....
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
Thanks. I'm coming from an LC4 KTM, you can't get...

Thanks. I'm coming from an LC4 KTM, you can't get much more vibey than that.

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Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
I thought I ordered them but I haven't yet. Is...

I thought I ordered them but I haven't yet. Is there a noticeable difference in leg position/comfort? I'm not uncomfortable but I also haven't done anything but short rides. I'm 6'1" with long legs....
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
It is the Racer seat. The chin spoiler is a...

It is the Racer seat.
The chin spoiler is a purely aesthetic plastic piece that hides the oil pan and plug and gives it a little more sporty look, I suppose. It was only around $25-30 from AF1.
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Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
Thank you. I agree. (I don't mind Corgis,...

Thank you. I agree. (I don't mind Corgis, really).

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Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
Yeah, well I don't like Corgis. :D I...

Yeah, well I don't like Corgis. :D

I disagree. I think the fender was ugly. I love it now. To each his own.

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Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
Good point but I think I'm ok. ...

Good point but I think I'm ok.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/04/jy8y8y6a.jpg

I got the seat and black mirrors and chin spoiler thingy on today. I am DONE farkling!!
Oh and I painted the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
I couldn't stand the pile of lights and...

I couldn't stand the pile of lights and reflectors on the rear fender.

http://dolphinjohn.smugmug.com/photos/i-xx5jzLG/0/M/i-xx5jzLG-M.jpg


So I got the fender eliminator. I like it much...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/03/ezehabev.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/03/ezehabev.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
My dealer said not to use a heat gun. I used a...

My dealer said not to use a heat gun. I used a hair dryer and just held it real close and got them real hot.

The ones on the paint came off pretty easy. The ones on the chrome left a lot of glue...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 307,829
Posted By DolphinJohn
I considered a Bullitt but there was something...

I considered a Bullitt but there was something about it I didn't quite like. I think the Vortex with the rally stripe has a little bit of a retro look to it but not like I'm trying too hard. If that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 261,945
Posted By DolphinJohn
Here's mine!! I posted these in the V7 thread...

Here's mine!!
I posted these in the V7 thread too.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/29/vahavany.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/29/ajy6aze7.jpg

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