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Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,157
Posted By oldoval
Be sure and check insurance rates for both. Many...

Be sure and check insurance rates for both. Many have been shocked at the cost to insure the Ninja.

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Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,444
Posted By oldoval
It's a Honda....so can we assume it weighs 600lbs...

It's a Honda....so can we assume it weighs 600lbs ?

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,433
Views: 2,215,886
Posted By oldoval
Yep, that's them. Agreed, seem like good...

Yep, that's them.

Agreed, seem like good folks. I think most of them ride too which is sadly becoming more and more rare with bike shops.

The guy I dealt with is the main ( only?) salesman...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9,433
Views: 2,215,886
Posted By oldoval
I was $12.8 out the door. .

I was $12.8 out the door.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9,433
Views: 2,215,886
Posted By oldoval
Picked up a new '14 yesterday. Got a smoking deal...

Picked up a new '14 yesterday. Got a smoking deal from Yamaha of Las Vegas. Great shop, no BS.

Took it for a 100 mile shakedown ride today. It's early days, but seems like it's going to be an...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,977
Posted By oldoval
I predict the OP will get two more pages of...

I predict the OP will get two more pages of suggestions even though he's bought something.


Congratulations on the Tiger..............cool bikes.

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Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,977
Posted By oldoval
A little more on the ST1300. Yes, it gets...

A little more on the ST1300.

Yes, it gets hot, and it was my biggest (and mostly only) complaint about the bike. But that wouldn't deter me from buying another. It's so good at what it does that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,977
Posted By oldoval
The ST1300 would be a great bike. I put close to...

The ST1300 would be a great bike. I put close to 40k on a 2006 model.

The only negative for me was the heat. Some people have no complaints...I did. No easy fix.

Handles way better than it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 36,038
Posted By oldoval
That looks nice. I'd have to lose that...

That looks nice.

I'd have to lose that exhaust though. Kawasaki has been making some crazy looking cans these last few years.

Been dying to see one in person.....local dealer says they are...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 36,038
Posted By oldoval
I didn't realize the black version had that much...

I didn't realize the black version had that much matte finish on the front pieces.......looks sharp.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,415
Posted By oldoval
I can't help you decide between the two bikes....

I can't help you decide between the two bikes. BUT. In no way would I give that Yamaha dealer a single penny of my business. That is classic, old school bait and switch bullshit right there. Fuck...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By oldoval
Very nice photography. :thumb .

Very nice photography. :thumb

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,648
Posted By oldoval
There are a huge number of bikes between a Road...

There are a huge number of bikes between a Road King and a GSXR. You can get near sportbike levels of performance from bikes that are relatively comfortable. There are many comfortable nakeds that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 131,213
Posted By oldoval
Thanks for the compliments, you're being WAY too...

Thanks for the compliments, you're being WAY too kind.

I can totally understand not wanting a bunch of weirdos showing up at your door. :lol3

I'm planning a trip to the Sierras sometime this...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 449,786
Posted By oldoval
My local stealer got a few Fj-09s in. I got to do...

My local stealer got a few Fj-09s in. I got to do the showroom walk around and some sit time.

I like it. A lot. The seat-to-bar-to-peg relationship seems about perfect for my 5'8". Build quality...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-03-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 131,213
Posted By oldoval
DD, I'm just going to throw this out...

DD, I'm just going to throw this out there...................

It might be really awesome if you did a get together where a bunch of us photography nerds showed up at your house on our bikes with...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 144,703
Posted By oldoval
No need. Just go here. http://cycle-ergo.com/...

No need. Just go here. http://cycle-ergo.com/ Both bikes are on there. You can toggle between the two (or any other bike) to see differences.

Edit: Not scientific, but putting the FJ, XR, and RS...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 144,703
Posted By oldoval
The Multistrada 1200 starts at $17695. Way less...

The Multistrada 1200 starts at $17695. Way less ??

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Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 144,703
Posted By oldoval
I can't find any reason to pay the same or more...

I can't find any reason to pay the same or more for this bike than a GS. Maybe there is someone out there who would pay more for what I perceive as "less", but I just couldn't do it myself.

Maybe...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-11-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By oldoval
Another thought came to mind. Not sure...

Another thought came to mind.

Not sure which direction you plan on taking to get here, but be forewarned that many of the very small tourist towns basically close up in winter. Many restaurants...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By oldoval
I'd skip the Mustang this time of year..... Hwy...

I'd skip the Mustang this time of year..... Hwy 89 between Zion and Bryce can get hammered with snow. Bryce can get lots of snow and the upper east side of Zion can get dumped on.

Both parks are...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By oldoval
CJ..... Yep, Utah is my home now. It's...

CJ.....

Yep, Utah is my home now. It's weird, only thirteen years away from the East and I feel so far removed from that place, it may as well be Mars. It's almost like I never lived there.
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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-05-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By oldoval
If you've got the pioneering spirit, and it...

If you've got the pioneering spirit, and it sounds like you do, just pick up and go.

13 years ago I packed up my wife, a cat, and everything that would fit in a 6x12 trailer and left Georgia for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 197,809
Posted By oldoval
It's on Kawasaki's US website so you should be...

It's on Kawasaki's US website so you should be able to buy it soon. Call your local Kawi dealer and see if they have one on order.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 67,862
Posted By oldoval
Just to put things in perspective. Cycle...

Just to put things in perspective.

Cycle world tested the Super Tenere at 0-60 in 3.2 seconds with a 1/4 mile of 11.85 seconds @ 108 mph.
Cycle World tested your Versys 650 at 0-60 in 3.9 seconds...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,396
Views: 383,795
Posted By oldoval
Your dealer partly lied to you. You are not...

Your dealer partly lied to you. You are not required to buy parts from your dealer. In fact you're not required to even use factory parts. You're also not required to have a dealer do any repairs....
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 144,703
Posted By oldoval
:gerg Get off my lawn.........:lol3 .

:gerg Get off my lawn.........:lol3

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Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,553
Posted By oldoval
I'll give you my own scenario. I started on a...

I'll give you my own scenario. I started on a Zephyr 550, remember those? I progressed very little, so I thought I needed a sportbike and bought an RF600, very little progression. SV650, not much...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,553
Posted By oldoval
I can't help you with the 599, but I'll say a few...

I can't help you with the 599, but I'll say a few things about the rest of your post.

In my opinion, bike choice doesn't have much to do with your riding ability or lack thereof. If we were...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 144,703
Posted By oldoval
Yep, I think this style of bike makes a lot of...

Yep, I think this style of bike makes a lot of sense. Comfortable, sit up riding position, but still with 80% or so of the performance of a naked or sportbike. You can add the KTM 990 SMT to that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 144,703
Posted By oldoval
I hope you're right. I really enjoyed the...

I hope you're right. I really enjoyed the Multistrada I demoed but just couldn't come to terms with the price of the model I wanted....the Touring S for $20k.

It wouldn't make sense to me for BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 144,703
Posted By oldoval
So there a few telling things in this video. He...

So there a few telling things in this video. He says it will be available to ride second quarter of next year and that it will be priced similar to it's Italian counterpart. Multistrada. The base...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,396
Views: 383,795
Posted By oldoval
Interesting. There is a multitude of posts on the...

Interesting. There is a multitude of posts on the web of people complaining about poor handling supposedly attributed to the rear tire size. I've even read people recommending that the first thing...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,396
Views: 383,795
Posted By oldoval
Just noticed on the spec page that they kept the...

Just noticed on the spec page that they kept the 50 spec tire everyone seems to loathe.

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Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,396
Views: 383,795
Posted By oldoval
Concours 14 got some light updates and a sweet...

Concours 14 got some light updates and a sweet green color. Kawasaki site shows what looks like a slight price drop too.

Discuss....
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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 358,933
Posted By oldoval
RRR I've thought about going the self taught...

RRR

I've thought about going the self taught route with canyoneering, but haven't committed to that yet. I've had to walk away from a lot of canyons I wanted to explore because I don't have the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 197,809
Posted By oldoval
$12,799. I was $200 off. Seems like a...

$12,799.

I was $200 off. Seems like a bargain.

http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/2015-VERSYS-1000-LT

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Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,460
Posted By oldoval
Another vote for the Napoleons. Had a set on my...

Another vote for the Napoleons. Had a set on my '99 SV650. Work great, lots of adjustability. They have a larger glass than many of the more "designer" styles.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 358,933
Posted By oldoval
RRR Not to thread hijack....but where did...

RRR

Not to thread hijack....but where did you learn your canyoneering, repelling skills?

Self taught, instruction?

:ear

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Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,198
Posted By oldoval
Why the chip on your shoulder? I'm surprised with...

Why the chip on your shoulder? I'm surprised with your negativity (calling people trolls who offered suggestions) that you have received any help here at all.

My unsolicited suggestion would be to...
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