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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,312
Posted By dougwo
I'm IN. Just need to figure out my PayPal.

I'm IN. Just need to figure out my PayPal.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,312
Posted By dougwo
I've been following this thread for a while now...

I've been following this thread for a while now and it seems to be quite intimidating to ride with you guys.

But then I read about Monster and SV going off road, maybe I should try it with my...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-13-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,841
Posted By dougwo
Eek :lurkHm... time to call 911 to order me a pizza.

:lurkHm... time to call 911 to order me a pizza.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,625
Posted By dougwo
I think you're on the right track here. Honda...

I think you're on the right track here. Honda NH4... NC700X... Honda powersport is a big friggin' company. They have their lines of traditional product to make money, and they can afford to keep...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,625
Posted By dougwo
Eh? I love this thing! It is so amusing to read all...

I love this thing! It is so amusing to read all the comments out there about this bike, saying that it should have 19 front and 18 rear, longer suspension, slimmer profile, taller seat, high...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 109,636
Posted By dougwo
Wicked $195??? That's hell-a-lot cheaper than any...

$195??? That's hell-a-lot cheaper than any stealership fees I've seen. About the cost of a Beemer oil change :evil

ADVDucs33, Solution for your icy/freezing home stretch: Enterprise! They'll...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 109,636
Posted By dougwo
That's my plan! I'm saving that for next tax...

That's my plan! I'm saving that for next tax season I think. Let's ride back together! lol Maybe hit up part of TAT lol

Joe, Is it fully assembled/road-ready if we pick it up? Or would it be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 109,636
Posted By dougwo
I remember hearing that twice from Harley guys...

I remember hearing that twice from Harley guys when I was riding my Suzuki with constant electrical issues (took me forever to find out it was just a bad contact on the switch, duh~). They said "buy...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 109,636
Posted By dougwo
Since we are talking about G650GS and the RX3......

Since we are talking about G650GS and the RX3... I must say that G650GS is hell of a ADV beginner's bike. I took it off road with just stock tires and crash bars, it took me almost everywhere and it...
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 823,376
Posted By dougwo
Thanks for the pic!! They look good on your tiger.

Thanks for the pic!! They look good on your tiger.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 109,636
Posted By dougwo
I think the RX3 might be a little too...

I think the RX3 might be a little too well-equipped for you! :wink:

I haven't checked your blog lately, I'm not sure if you still riding the same bike. But this bike is a perfect upgrade for...
Forum: Vendors 05-23-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 823,376
Posted By dougwo
I almost ordered a set of Kappa sidecases for my...

I almost ordered a set of Kappa sidecases for my 650GS. Good that I found this thread!
Do they collapse when empty? Or is the plastic shell rigid enough to hold the shape?

I am contemplating...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 109,636
Posted By dougwo
I really like this bike. But buying a vehicle...

I really like this bike. But buying a vehicle without first seeing it in person feels kinda weird. I wonder if CSC is going to somehow show this bike to folks on the east coast... Bike shows,...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
Don't get me wrong... I am putting you opinion...

Don't get me wrong... I am putting you opinion into considerations. Maybe I'll just get myself a set of ortlieb moto sidebags instead or just shell out $200 for a set of Caribou kit. Either way I'm...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
The whole point of this idea is to use the quick...

The whole point of this idea is to use the quick release mechanism. The bottom is just a minor issue if the mechanism works, I can always use happy trails pucks or DIY pucks.

Sent from my...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
I don't know if you saw G-mac's previous replies,...

I don't know if you saw G-mac's previous replies, but he does own a set of Ortlieb panniers on his F800GS and it's no pedal bike.

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Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
After I got my Givi mount next week, I'm gonna...

After I got my Givi mount next week, I'm gonna cut a piece of ply wood to dimension of the case. Maybe even add a 25 lb weight to it. Just to see if it would hold. The plywood then double as a...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
G-Mac, since you have the bags, do you think...

G-Mac, since you have the bags, do you think attaching the mechanism to pelican cases would work?

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Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
They look a lot bigger than the ones I saw...

They look a lot bigger than the ones I saw online. What model is that? And what kind of mount do you have on your 800GS?

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Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
Stan from what I understand from the link of the...

Stan from what I understand from the link of the previous thread, QL system will accept Givi racks, correct? I am kind of confused when you said the maximum diameter for the mount is 16mm and the...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
I'm too cheap to pay $225 mounts for my $120...

I'm too cheap to pay $225 mounts for my $120 cases. LOL.

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Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
I do agree that the plastic clips may not hold up...

I do agree that the plastic clips may not hold up as well as other methods using metal components. However, look at the brightside, it can act as a breakaway in case of a fall. It's cheap enough I...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-17-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,901
Posted By dougwo
Thank you all for your input. I haven't touch my...

Thank you all for your input. I haven't touch my swing since I brought it home. I just took it out earlier today just to see if the vibration still there. It was a lot less apparent. But anyhow, it's...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
They actually make a motorcycle version name Moto...

They actually make a motorcycle version name Moto Side Bag with the same mechanism. I've seen reviews people taken them off road and they seem to hold up.

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Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By dougwo
An interesting idea to mount Pelican cases

I came across Ortlieb Moto soft bags with their QL-2 quick release system. http://www.ortlieb.com/was-ql2.php?lang=en

So I started to think "hm... I wonder if they sell the mounts separately?"...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-06-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,901
Posted By dougwo
As far as I can tell, the bike is bone stock and...

As far as I can tell, the bike is bone stock and that's including bar ends. The vibration is way more intense than missing bar end. There is a small empty soft tailbag attached to the rack.
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-05-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,901
Posted By dougwo
New Silverwing owner... Need some advise.

I recently purchased an used 2006 Silverwing with high mileage, about 22k, for my girlfriend. I figure she won't put more than 4000 miles a year. There are some cosmetic damage from a drop but it's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-11-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,668
Posted By dougwo
Well... just to give you guys an update on my...

Well... just to give you guys an update on my decision making process. :D I rode my bike one last time before it got snowed in and I realized I LIKE TO RIDE FAST and LEAN HARD! Despite of what I...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-25-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,247,581
Posted By dougwo
Here's a thought for those who considering buying...

Here's a thought for those who considering buying the NC now, including myself. The new NC750X supposedly coming later next year as a 2015 model. Is it a smart thing to buy an used one now?

...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,706
Posted By dougwo
Does the OP believe the guard supposed to stop...

Does the OP believe the guard supposed to stop bugs?


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Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,901
Posted By dougwo
I was just about to write the same thing. Any...

I was just about to write the same thing. Any paintless dent repair shop should be able to fix it in an hour under $100. Too late.


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-25-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,478,997
Posted By dougwo
I saw that on ebay last night also. But it's not...

I saw that on ebay last night also. But it's not really much cheaper than SW motech engine guard, which cost $190usd.

What caught my eyes though is the BMW GS style rear mud guard....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-25-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,478,997
Posted By dougwo
You should really specify Honda USA because Honda...

You should really specify Honda USA because Honda Japan never stop making those great CBs and smaller bikes. They are still making CB400 Super Four!!!!

It seems like the market today is even more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-24-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,478,997
Posted By dougwo
Sorry I deleted my post. I realized my post would...

Sorry I deleted my post. I realized my post would probably upset some people here so I deleted it.

To rephrase what I posted in a milder tone... Marketing has conditioned us to believe we "need"...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-24-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,478,997
Posted By dougwo
Honda CB500X

Never mind...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-22-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,247,581
Posted By dougwo
I just came across these YouTube clips... 3...

I just came across these YouTube clips... 3 Canadians rode the NC700x down trans Labrador highway. My apologies if someone else shared this already. http://youtu.be/uM2-V3blIVc


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,668
Posted By dougwo
Here's another question. One of the main reason I...

Here's another question. One of the main reason I want a new bike is that during my last couple longish 500 miles trips, highway riding was torturing! The wind, the buffeting, my upper back and neck...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,668
Posted By dougwo
I really like the look of the Versys but the low...

I really like the look of the Versys but the low MPG... Not that I'm a tree hugger or anything but when you compare it with DL650, I can't help to wonder "40 MPG? that's the best Kawasaki can come up...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,668
Posted By dougwo
I just saw it on rideapart... Supposedly +5hp and...

I just saw it on rideapart... Supposedly +5hp and +10pounds, taller gears, extra balancing shaft and a new exhaust. Hopefully they release the pricing soon so I can at least decide if I would wait...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,875
Posted By dougwo
I'm planning to buy a used 12' DL in spring. So...

I'm planning to buy a used 12' DL in spring. So far I found a couple Adventures around $7500-7800 from dealers, $7000 from owners. Like others mentioned, the used value gonna be even lower next year...
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