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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-15-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 127,391
Posted By marty_uiuc
My contract is about up on verizon, and I'd like...

My contract is about up on verizon, and I'd like to start using a smart phone rather than a garmin for directions and track planning. I didn't know until just recently that there are "ruggedized"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,142
Posted By marty_uiuc
i ran over a chunk of 4x4 wood on the freeway...

i ran over a chunk of 4x4 wood on the freeway going about 70mph in traffic... nothing like a raised concrete slab, but it sure upset the bike. went airborn, got a nasty headshake, nearly shit my...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-30-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6,697
Views: 1,392,637
Posted By marty_uiuc
i put the tuneboy set-up on my '13. it works,...

i put the tuneboy set-up on my '13. it works, although turning on the heated grips requires some forethought when the cruise has been "activated", but not set.

in regards to the above conversation...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6,697
Views: 1,392,637
Posted By marty_uiuc
a bag of rice won't really help dry out the key....

a bag of rice won't really help dry out the key. if that method worked, bags of opened rice would absorb moisture from the air and become fluffy grains of soft, ricy yumminess all on their own.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-26-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,386
Posted By marty_uiuc
not according to the pictures of a maintenance...

not according to the pictures of a maintenance schedule posted above.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-25-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,386
Posted By marty_uiuc
so its valves every 7500 miles and belts every...

so its valves every 7500 miles and belts every 15000 miles. interesting.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 1,487,156
Posted By marty_uiuc
thanks for the info! Back in 2011 I did the texas...

thanks for the info! Back in 2011 I did the texas tornado 4 day "experience", then in 2012 did the 7 day racer camp, again with TTBC. That's when I first took an interest in flat track, unfortunately...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-14-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,386
Posted By marty_uiuc
looking at the 2014 M796 manual, you would appear...

looking at the 2014 M796 manual, you would appear to be right. however, looking at this (http://www.ducatiusa.com/services/maintenance/index.do) website, one would be led to believe that 15k would be...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,386
Posted By marty_uiuc
2 valve ducatis are really simple motors, and...

2 valve ducatis are really simple motors, and there are plenty of youtube videos that walk you through the belt replacement and valve adjustment. having a dealer do the work for you should be well...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-12-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6,697
Views: 1,392,637
Posted By marty_uiuc
i already have issues with the width of the stock...

i already have issues with the width of the stock mirrors while filtering. can't imagine how much worse it would be with them 2" further out than they already are...

also, about the kickstands...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 1,487,156
Posted By marty_uiuc
I know this thread is more for just pictures, but...

I know this thread is more for just pictures, but I am hoping that I can gain some knowledge from the folks who frequent this thread. I recently gave flat track a try in a local knobbie class with my...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-26-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 230,240
Posted By marty_uiuc
my wife has an F700gs, and it does just fine on...

my wife has an F700gs, and it does just fine on the freeway. it's obviously not a speed demon, but it has no problem getting up to 80. she test rode the thumper 650gs and said it was completely...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-11-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6,697
Views: 1,392,637
Posted By marty_uiuc
i've had the customled integrated light on my...

i've had the customled integrated light on my bike, with a tail tidy and no indicators mounted for about 18 months and haven't gotten any flack for it, yet. most of my riding is in the San Diego...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-02-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 230,240
Posted By marty_uiuc
i want one. i also hope these will bring the used...

i want one. i also hope these will bring the used market for the DS1000 retro bikes back down to earth.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-11-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,697
Views: 1,392,637
Posted By marty_uiuc
A decent dealer shouldn't have a problem with you...

A decent dealer shouldn't have a problem with you seeing if the parts swap from a showroom bike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3,708
Views: 551,930
Posted By marty_uiuc
i have learned to love filtering since moving to...

i have learned to love filtering since moving to SD. unfortunately it makes traffic even more unbearable when i need to use a car. :dog
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 408,645
Posted By marty_uiuc
Went to the rock store today, via latigo canyon...

Went to the rock store today, via latigo canyon road. Mulholland was pretty tame, verging on lame in comparison. It was neat to see all the different bikes and cars stop in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,538
Posted By marty_uiuc
my wife and i are debt free. it feels fantastic...

my wife and i are debt free. it feels fantastic to have control over where our money goes every month, vs having a monkey on my back every month. we are trying to have the only debt be a house, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 63,106
Posted By marty_uiuc
i commute via the san diego freeway system on my...

i commute via the san diego freeway system on my abs/tc equipped bike and it has saved my bacon multiple times. there are some situations that no amount of defensive riding can predict, because human...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6,697
Views: 1,392,637
Posted By marty_uiuc
exhaust is a MIVV mid-pipe and silencer, not sure...

exhaust is a MIVV mid-pipe and silencer, not sure where they drew inspiration from. motogp maybe? it has the added benefit of not needing to be removed in order to get the rear wheel off, that is the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-17-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6,697
Views: 1,392,637
Posted By marty_uiuc
i finally got tired of dealing with the OEM...

i finally got tired of dealing with the OEM panniers. Installation and removal was a PITA, loading them was a PITA, and the right side case was all but useless thanks to the exhaust cutout.

After...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,546
Posted By marty_uiuc
I've done Harley, Ducati, BMW, and Aprilia demo...

I've done Harley, Ducati, BMW, and Aprilia demo days. All of them were super chill and no one was trying to get me to buy a bike. They do frown on hanging back to give yourself some open road.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8,076
Views: 2,791,718
Posted By marty_uiuc
it's next on the list, although her riding will...

it's next on the list, although her riding will mainly be on graded roads. the only reason to get her one will be for my own peace of mind that the oil cooler and filter dont get punctured by stray...
Forum: Vendors 06-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,298
Posted By marty_uiuc
For the past few years I've been using two Rev'it...

For the past few years I've been using two Rev'it jackets, both long discontinued but still working just fine. I use an Airforce in the summer time and a Dragon the rest of the time. Both have great...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8,076
Views: 2,791,718
Posted By marty_uiuc
my wife's bike, out-fitted for her desert...

my wife's bike, out-fitted for her desert adventures. more farkles than both of my bikes combined!

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i167/mdharrisuiuc/IMG_20140607_160109_924_zpsoka9gosr.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-18-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 138,140
Posted By marty_uiuc
I could be persuaded to remove the mivv ghibli...

I could be persuaded to remove the mivv ghibli that has been on my bike for 2 months for the right price...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,144
Posted By marty_uiuc
i test rode one of these at a demo day yesterday....

i test rode one of these at a demo day yesterday. if it had been around when i was shopping for my mts1200, i would have had a difficult decision to make. with the exception of snatchy on-off...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31,934
Views: 3,980,055
Posted By marty_uiuc
today i finally was able to take my '92 S out for...

today i finally was able to take my '92 S out for a shake-down run. The bike starts reasonably well, and at WOT it runs great. unfortunately, part (around 50%) throttle around 3-4k rpm is shit, the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 281,914
Posted By marty_uiuc
i owned this '98 vfr for a few years. ...

i owned this '98 vfr for a few years.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i167/mdharrisuiuc/outwest/4fdb2b90.jpg

flew to atlanta to ride it back to IL, rode it to the Tetons and back, also did...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31,934
Views: 3,980,055
Posted By marty_uiuc
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i167/mdharrisuiu...

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i167/mdharrisuiuc/IMG_20140322_165448_760_zpsyiijtxe8.jpg (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/mdharrisuiuc/media/IMG_20140322_165448_760_zpsyiijtxe8.jpg.html)

got...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31,934
Views: 3,980,055
Posted By marty_uiuc
Been slowly but surely making progress on my DR. ...

Been slowly but surely making progress on my DR.

When I purchased the bike it ran, but barely. The tach was not working correctly and none of the electrics worked. A replacement battery fixed the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-20-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6,697
Views: 1,392,637
Posted By marty_uiuc
I had a tiger 800xc prior to the MTS, and my wife...

I had a tiger 800xc prior to the MTS, and my wife has a f700gs that I ride occasionally. The bikes simply don't compare at all in terms of confidence on the street and outright power.

My 2013 base...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By marty_uiuc
crud and corrosion in/on/around your caliper can...

crud and corrosion in/on/around your caliper can cause enough binding to prevent the pads releasing the rotor.
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,660
Posted By marty_uiuc
i had a M1100 and miss it quite a bit. the old...

i had a M1100 and miss it quite a bit. the old air-cooled 2v with a dry clutch has a sound that can't be matched.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31,934
Views: 3,980,055
Posted By marty_uiuc
what shape is it in? i'll take if off you if it's...

what shape is it in? i'll take if off you if it's usable/not rusted out. live in san diego now. yes, bought a dr350 on the cheap and trying to get it in usable shape.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31,934
Views: 3,980,055
Posted By marty_uiuc
anyone have a stock exhaust they're looking to...

anyone have a stock exhaust they're looking to unload? i though i'd check here first before spending too much on an aftermarket system that will probably be too loud!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-05-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 138,140
Posted By marty_uiuc
i honestly don't have issue with the rear brake...

i honestly don't have issue with the rear brake on mine. it works well enough to hold the bike on a hill start and settle nose dive... i don't really need it to do anymore than that. in fairness i do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,609
Posted By marty_uiuc
civics are very reliable cars that can suit many...

civics are very reliable cars that can suit many different needs, from folks looking for an a-b car to racing, and yet do not really excel at anything without significant modifications. to me that...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,697
Views: 1,392,637
Posted By marty_uiuc
A bit late to the exhaust talk. I have a TuneBoy...

A bit late to the exhaust talk. I have a TuneBoy and it was completely plug and play. I will be buying a mivv system, which is less than a grand and supposedly has good build quality. So, full...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,499
Posted By marty_uiuc
i used to have a NT650 and my wife still has her...

i used to have a NT650 and my wife still has her SV650. neither compare to a monster out on the road. an SV is a better bike than a M620/800, but the sound and riding experience of both the NT and SV...
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