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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27,849
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Posted By watrboy
Taxed

No sales tax in Montana and the license plate was $85 for a permanent plate, never have to pay again as long as I own it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,631
Posted By watrboy
2014es

I just got a 2014ES. Looked around and found some really good deals on 2013 new, but wanted the cruise and heated grips. ES looked like a good deal for the ease of one up, two up and luggage, plus...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 5,544,971
Posted By watrboy
Thanks

Kinda what my gut said, but you know the feeling looking at that new bike.
Will keep looking and find a newer one.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27,849
Views: 5,544,971
Posted By watrboy
2013 s10

Hello all,

Looking for some input on purchasing a new 2013 S10 for $12700 or waiting to get a new current model. I have studied the opinions and like the S10 to replace my NC700X. Looked at the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
Rear Shock

I took the plunge and ordered the Ohlins for my NC. I like it and found it much more planted.

Anybody do the reprogramming and an exhaust to get a little more highway comfort. I found the WY...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,206,960
Posted By watrboy
So true

+1
Forum: Racing 11-15-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 45,064
Posted By watrboy
Prove me wrong

I hope to see the Riff Raff come back stronger in 2016.

I was not questioning the desire or calling this a failure. I am only pointing out that in some sponsors and contributors eyes the team may...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 42,189
Posted By watrboy
We Americans

We Americans like to go big. 2XL for me also
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 45,064
Posted By watrboy
Problem?

My take on this as both a long time Riff Raff contributor and someone who contributed to the 2015 cause before schwag was even offered:

The credibility of the team is damaged and it will make the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
Skidplate

I like it:clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 07:38 AM
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Views: 9,592,390
Posted By watrboy
For Sale

I am selling my XR.
Just don't get out to ride enough.

Here is the listing

http://montana.craigslist.org/mcy/4608633750.html

I have used the advice and done most of the upgrades based on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
Airhawk

I had a Shad on my NC700X, I have used Mustangs and Corbins on my other bikes, but none match the comfort of my Airhawk after a 500 mile day.

I have the Medium Cruiser and it works better than any...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,206,960
Posted By watrboy
Pain and Whining

I agreed with the pain and whined a lot my first 1100 mile trip. Then I decided I was trying to be too comfortable.
I just used my Trax panniers for the next 1000 mile trip. Worked a lot better....
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
What ended up being the mix of bikes.

What ended up being the mix of bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 09:27 AM
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Views: 1,206,960
Posted By watrboy
Manufacturer

I run a fleet of trucks and agree with you on it does matter. But, the most important issue for me with any wheeled contraption is the maintenance and the local dealer. I have found you drive enough...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:19 AM
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Views: 1,206,960
Posted By watrboy
Honda confidence +1

Honda confidence +1
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
Better things to come?

I am not sure it can get much better than that.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 06:22 AM
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Views: 1,206,960
Posted By watrboy
Brakes

I have noticed the increased pressure required to get reaction from rear brakes. The front will definitely bring it to a stop real quick.

I checked adjustment of the pedal.

I bled my brakes and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,997
Posted By watrboy
Trip roads

Thanks for the ride report.
I am headed that way the end of May and wondered if you had a track you could layout or could recommend. We will be coming down from WY through the Flaming Gorge into...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,206,960
Posted By watrboy
Prices

I understand and see the research as a good thing for the community. I value the time everyone puts in to find products and parts for our beloved NC and the other motorcycles I have or had.

This...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,206,960
Posted By watrboy
That is a great idea. I can see stocking one...

That is a great idea. I can see stocking one filter for all these vehicles. :thumb

I only change the oil/filter in my NC and just buy the Honda. The cross referencing and searching for other ones...
Forum: Racing 05-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,514
Posted By watrboy
The fact that Chile decided not to pay the $6M...

The fact that Chile decided not to pay the $6M and if no country steps up to replace that money, leaves the ASO in a bad position no matter what they do.

The DAKAR will proceed anyway.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
I had an XT500 that was my start in longer dirt...

I had an XT500 that was my start in longer dirt trips, but wanted the magic button and found the 650L. I added the bigger tank and a rack on the back. It has done lots of dual purpose rides and many...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
I wondered if they were substantially better than...

I wondered if they were substantially better than the 3. They say new generation is 20% better.



I am the same and want the pavement twisty more than the dirt greasy.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 12:15 PM
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Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
My front was getting to that point and the whole...

My front was getting to that point and the whole knobby/dirt adventure bike riding was not for me on this bike.

I had my 650L out last summer on a longer trip and decided to go back to the proper...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
That is good to know, I want a good wet tire with...

That is good to know, I want a good wet tire with road manners.
Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
How many miles did you get on the first one? I...

How many miles did you get on the first one?
I have heard good reports on that tire.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
Tires

I took off my TKC front and rear last week at 4000 miles on both, the front looked about 50%, but the rear was shot. Put my Bridgestones back on, they have 1500 miles on them. Got lots of paved trips...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
Windy

Finally got out for a longer ride yesterday. This winter has been a downer for any long rides.
Got 300 miles of half tailwind and half headwind and crosswind. Wind was 30 to 40 mph.
Mileage was 66...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By watrboy
You did good. My wife and I reversed your trip...

You did good.
My wife and I reversed your trip last fall with a trip to Calgary from Laurel, MT. First time to Calgary and enjoyed some of the fine restaurants in town.
The Beartooth Highway and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,206,960
Posted By watrboy
You just keep telling yourself that and it will...

You just keep telling yourself that and it will work.:wink::wink:
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
I am not a good enough rider to make the NC work...

I am not a good enough rider to make the NC work that well. I have a tendency to slow down, the front wallows, weight transfers to the front and I throttle up to transfer weight back, spin the rear...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
I am with you on the dirt. I have done lots of...

I am with you on the dirt. I have done lots of two track and soft dirt and with a TKC80 up front it helps a lot. But it pushes bad. I am putting street tires on this spring and use my L for what it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
Weather Break

The snow and ice have melted back enough to get out for a longer ride.

Was a little windy. The new adjustable wing on my OEM windscreen took a lot of noise and buffeting away.

I use an airhawk...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
Bb1500

I have mine planned for June this year. NC the only bike I have considered doing the 1500 on.

http://watrboyjon.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/YP-2013/i-c6GqQVH/0/M/IMG_0428-M.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
TKC Rear

I have driven my TKC rear for almost 3000 miles and looks like another 500 miles left of the tread. Great tire for the 50/50 riding I did last year. I have a K60 for the rear, but hesitant to put on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
Tires

Thanks for the info, where did you get the sidestand foot?
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 365,154
Posted By watrboy
Tires

I still have my OE Bridgestone Tires on the shelf and they were not terrible in the rain, better than the TKC.
I need to replace tires in the next 60 days.
What are the inmates using for less than...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,206,960
Posted By watrboy
Riding the X

I have had mine a little over a year and put 5000 miles on it in long weekend trips. I took a trip a couple of weeks ago on a rented Harley (2012 Street Glide) across TX, NM and AZ and back in 3...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5,784
Views: 1,206,960
Posted By watrboy
New Guy?

I did the same as you have. Been riding my XR for the most part and liked the NC, right from the start. Now with TKC's on my NC, the XR is delegated to letting my friends learn the fun in dirt roads...
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