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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,597
Posted By chadhargis
I don't think the country of origin makes any...

I don't think the country of origin makes any difference as to whether a bike has "soul". It's hard to quantify it, but typically it's a "feeling" I get when I ride. I like an engine that has a...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,716
Posted By chadhargis
I know the feeling. Had a Versys 650 and wanted...

I know the feeling. Had a Versys 650 and wanted something with more power. Next bike was a Ninja 1000. Wasn't long before I saw the flashing blue lights in the mirror. That bike just wasn't much fun...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,742
Posted By chadhargis
Dealers were flushing out the FZ8 when I was...

Dealers were flushing out the FZ8 when I was looking at an FZ-09. A brand new leftover FZ8 was going for under $6000....brand spankin' new with a full warranty.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 388,478
Posted By chadhargis
If you put down $10k on an Elio you could almost...

If you put down $10k on an Elio you could almost buy two. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 388,478
Posted By chadhargis
Maybe this...because this thread is full of shit...

Maybe this...because this thread is full of shit :lol3

http://dgc.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pDGC1-12183275v380.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 55,687
Posted By chadhargis
My Dorsoduro 750 has a 3 gallon tank and I am...

My Dorsoduro 750 has a 3 gallon tank and I am seeing average mileage in the 42mpg range. Low fuel light comes on with .7 gallons left, so I typically see it around 100 miles and figure I have another...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 55,687
Posted By chadhargis
Nice! And there are people who complain...

Nice!

And there are people who complain about range. 100 miles is a long damn way when you're riding hard in the twisties. :clap
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,529
Posted By chadhargis
Nice bike. I almost bought an FZ-09, but decided...

Nice bike. I almost bought an FZ-09, but decided against it. Went with a used Dorsoduro.

I had an FJR too. Great bike!
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,537
Posted By chadhargis
I wouldn't pass, I'd just send off the ECU for...

I wouldn't pass, I'd just send off the ECU for programming.

http://www.stoltecmoto.com/shop/fz-09/14-fz-09-ecu-reflash/
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 55,687
Posted By chadhargis
Now THAT is touring! :clap

Now THAT is touring! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 388,478
Posted By chadhargis
And realize that she hasn't aged very well, but...

And realize that she hasn't aged very well, but WOW...look at her 20 year old daughter. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,914
Posted By chadhargis
If you look at what manufacturers do, it's clear...

If you look at what manufacturers do, it's clear as to why some Adv touring bikes are flops.

You can buy the FZ-09 for $8k. But if they put a more comfortable seat, a small fairing, and a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 55,687
Posted By chadhargis
No, I rode the bus...with no air-conditioning, no...

No, I rode the bus...with no air-conditioning, no seatbelts, and a mean old driver who yelled at you....and I LIKED it! :D

Seriously, it all comes down to what you enjoy. I'm sure a Winnebago...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,914
Posted By chadhargis
Yep...awesome bike. I tried to buy a used one a...

Yep...awesome bike. I tried to buy a used one a local dealer has. They wanted about $1000 too much for the bike and wouldn't budge. It was already over my budget, so I took a pass on it and went with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 55,687
Posted By chadhargis
There is no such thing as a "touring bike". There...

There is no such thing as a "touring bike". There are touring riders, but the bike is irrelevant.

I have no need for side bags, big windshields, huge fuel tanks, trailers, etc. Different strokes...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,565
Posted By chadhargis
ZR-7S was really a great "do it all" bike. I...

ZR-7S was really a great "do it all" bike. I loved mine, but as has been mentioned, she had a bad buzz that would make your hands go numb if you didn't take some preventive measures like change out...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,224
Posted By chadhargis
Eddie didn't need no steenkin' fairing! :clap ...

Eddie didn't need no steenkin' fairing! :clap

http://www.oocities.org/superbike16/images/eddy-lawson.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,914
Posted By chadhargis
It's times like these when I appreciate my moto...

It's times like these when I appreciate my moto intuition. I looked hard at an FZ-09. I really liked it. But when I sat on it, it just didn't feel right for some reason. It ticked all the right...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,537
Posted By chadhargis
I nearly bought an FZ-09, but bought a used...

I nearly bought an FZ-09, but bought a used Dorsoduro 750 instead because the FZ just didn't feel quite right to me. It ticked all the right boxes, but just felt to small for my big body.

Now THIS...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 595,467
Posted By chadhargis
Uh...what range? :D 100 miles and the low...

Uh...what range? :D

100 miles and the low fuel light comes on with .7 gallons left. The computer says I'm getting 42mpg which seems to be in the ballpark. Any sort of long tour would require a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,716
Posted By chadhargis
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! I'm...

Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have a winner!

I'm right with you. I bought a Wing because I wanted to share riding with my wife. She rode with me twice. I sold a Ducati to buy the wing. A pristine...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 595,467
Posted By chadhargis
Picked up this beauty a couple of weeks ago: ...

Picked up this beauty a couple of weeks ago:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/Aprilia%20Dorsoduro/IMG_1017_zpsdaf6f024.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 388,478
Posted By chadhargis
There are plenty of folks who have lots of money...

There are plenty of folks who have lots of money and enjoy having something exclusive from a boutique manufacturer. Just look at the numbers of multi-million dollar yachts that are one off creations....
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 388,478
Posted By chadhargis
At least it's a diesel thread now. I love...

At least it's a diesel thread now. I love diesels. Anyone remember this:

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8Z830kXJr7A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,815
Posted By chadhargis
Beware of the doohickey! :lol3

Beware of the doohickey! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,381
Posted By chadhargis
I loved my 1995 M900. ...

I loved my 1995 M900.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/CLASS%20at%20Barber%2010-05/_I7G5194.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,694
Posted By chadhargis
Telling a guy what bike to get is like telling...

Telling a guy what bike to get is like telling him what woman to marry. In the end, you have to ride the bike that makes you happy. Find that bike, buy it, ride it, and love it.

I learned a long...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,815
Posted By chadhargis
I think Ducati....and well...all brands except...

I think Ducati....and well...all brands except Hondakawayamazuki...get a bum rap on reliability. I've owned a Ducati, and while it had it's quirks, it stood up to a lot of abuse and never left me...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,256
Posted By chadhargis
Get you one of these! ...

Get you one of these!

http://www.motorbikesaddles.com/Kawasaki%20Ninja%201000.htm

Loren Mock at Baldwin Saddles is awesome. He will customize the seat to your liking as well. I had mine made an...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,815
Posted By chadhargis
Eh...I wouldn't go so far as to say cocaine...

Eh...I wouldn't go so far as to say cocaine habit. Expensive wine and fancy meals, yeah. That's more Ducati. :1drink
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,815
Posted By chadhargis
Before buying my Dorso, I passed on a 2007...

Before buying my Dorso, I passed on a 2007 Multistrada 1100 with 1700 miles on it because I didn't want to fool with the valves and belts. I know it's not hard to do, but it just bugs me. It's really...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,815
Posted By chadhargis
I am a Ducati fan. I love them. But I'm also...

I am a Ducati fan. I love them.

But I'm also a broke sumbitch, and as much as I love expensive Italian toys, I can't afford them. One of my requirements when I buy a bike is that I can work on it...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,815
Posted By chadhargis
Yeah, yeah...I know. I honestly never noticed the...

Yeah, yeah...I know. I honestly never noticed the sticker till I saw this pic. It's going to be removed ASAP.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,618
Posted By chadhargis
I just picked up a five year old Dorsoduro with...

I just picked up a five year old Dorsoduro with 7800 miles on the clock. The bike had obviously not been ridden much in recent years. I'm pretty sure the front tire was the stocker.

I found that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,685
Posted By chadhargis
I'm anxiously awaiting the AX. Not that I can...

I'm anxiously awaiting the AX. Not that I can afford it, or have the skill to ride it to it's potential, but I'm a huge Buell fan. Erik Buell is just a fantastic guy. I've met him several times and...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 136,815
Posted By chadhargis
Did a little wrenchin' on the DD this weekend. ...

Did a little wrenchin' on the DD this weekend.

In the middle of the work:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/Aprilia%20Dorsoduro/IMG_1016_zps9bcf6196.jpg

All finished! :clap
...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 151,977
Posted By chadhargis
I know it's blasphemy to say this here, but most...

I know it's blasphemy to say this here, but most people who buy adventure bikes never take them offroad (just like people who buy big 4x4 trucks and SUVs).

For years, I've wanted an affordable...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,354
Posted By chadhargis
I have a Dorsoduro 750 and it feels pretty light....

I have a Dorsoduro 750 and it feels pretty light. I'd say it has to be around or under the 450lbs mark, especially since it's been de-catted.

Folks say a 15 tooth front sprocket wakes it up. I'm...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,601
Posted By chadhargis
I see where you're coming from. I was considering...

I see where you're coming from. I was considering a Wee before I found a gently used Aprilia Dorsoduro 750. I absolutely hate 19" front wheels, but was willing to compromise as there really wasn't...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 68,181
Posted By chadhargis
6'5" and ride a Aprilia Dorsoduro 750.

6'5" and ride a Aprilia Dorsoduro 750.
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