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Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dracothius
In all honesty if you have to ask why the solo I...

In all honesty if you have to ask why the solo I could probably not explain it in a way that makes sense to you. He did a good job though. It might have a little less performance but it's lighter and...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dracothius
It's not my only transportation in that I have a...

It's not my only transportation in that I have a truck, but in theory I want it to be my only transportation in that I want to use it exclusively. From what I hear the solo can do 90, and 100 if...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dracothius
Scrambler vs Ural Solo

So I'm hoping to get a new bike here in a month or so and after a few years of trying to decide what my next bike is gonna be(really disappointed with my current one and have had to wait for finances...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By Dracothius
Question 1190 r vs 990 r

I'm hoping (really hoping) that come the last half/third of this year I can get a new bike. I really like the 950 SE but because of its rarity and age I think it's probably a bad buy even if I can...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Dracothius
I was more curious if someone had rode their...

I was more curious if someone had rode their "normal" bike. I wasn't concerned with the v8 bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Dracothius
Sabertooth Motorcycles

I was curious if anyone had any experience with Sabertooth motorcycles? They produce a slew of different v8 powered motorcycles and trikes. They also produce an 850 parallel twin powered...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,618
Posted By Dracothius
I'm really thinking hard about a Ural. I'll see...

I'm really thinking hard about a Ural. I'll see if I can get to the dealer and test ride one. The dealer thats near me(2.5 hours away) seems like they'll let you test ride just about whenever you...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,618
Posted By Dracothius
Sounding like it might be what I want. I'll have...

Sounding like it might be what I want. I'll have to get a ride in on one. I still have about a month before I buy so I might even get a deal on one. We'll see. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,618
Posted By Dracothius
I know that they require more maintenance in...

I know that they require more maintenance in terms of oil changes and such. From what I understand they are pretty durable though. They also seem to be REALLY easy to fix. I read a reveiw where the...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,618
Posted By Dracothius
So I'm guessing this is a case of TL/DR....

So I'm guessing this is a case of TL/DR. Basically wife and I rode a trike and she liked it. I think a sidecar( a Ural to be exact) is the way to go. I like offroading a lot. I'm worried that because...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,618
Posted By Dracothius
Might get a Ural

So I'm thinking I might get a Ural. I'm thinking this because I took my wife on a test ride during bike week and we rode a harley trike. She loved it.:huh She said she felt so stable on it. She...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,379
Posted By Dracothius
I just wish Morini would sell their bikes in the...

I just wish Morini would sell their bikes in the states. I would buy the scrambler for sure. Maybe if they can pick up their sales a bit it might happen. A guy can dream can't he?:cry
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3,963
Views: 693,509
Posted By Dracothius
Does the xr suspension fit on the other...

Does the xr suspension fit on the other sportsters without any modification? Also, am I stuck with getting new rims if I want to put any kind of knobbies on the sportster? Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,663
Posted By Dracothius
I get treated like that at every Ducati dealer I...

I get treated like that at every Ducati dealer I go to. At least every dealer that sells only Ducati. Now I'm not saying it doesn't happen at other dealers, cause it sure as hell does, but I have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,815
Posted By Dracothius
The stone, racer, and special are close enough to...

The stone, racer, and special are close enough to retro I would get one of those and get the 395 curb weight:deal. The classic didnt get the newer motor either. I don't know why they didn't give the...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By Dracothius
I currently own one and it has been pretty...

I currently own one and it has been pretty annoying. Be ready for a lot of maintenance. It wasn't as durable as I would have liked either. If you're looking for a fast bike and don't mind wrenching...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,815
Posted By Dracothius
I'm really considering one, especially if the...

I'm really considering one, especially if the scrambler version comes out for 2013. They're 395 curb weight. That's with a 5.8 gallon gas tank and a shaft drive. I don't know how they pull that off...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,890
Posted By Dracothius
I have a bike at the moment. However, I'm not...

I have a bike at the moment. However, I'm not suprised at that coming from a guy with ducati in his name. That's the mentality I get from ducati dealers. If you don't know you want one of their...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,890
Posted By Dracothius
It's kind of interesting that the two bikes...

It's kind of interesting that the two bikes mentioned by 90% of you are both made by Suzuki.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,815
Posted By Dracothius
Where did you get those crash bars? I'm not...

Where did you get those crash bars? I'm not finding a lot of companies that make them for Guzzi v7.
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,815
Posted By Dracothius
Which retro bike?

Which retro-ish bike would you choose and why. My wife likes the retro styling (as do i) more then modern styling. This coupled with the fact that these bikes are under/around 10k makes it an easier...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,890
Posted By Dracothius
Durability reigns supreme

So after a few years of researching and test riding I've realized that I'm not any closer to knowing what bike I want. I think I may actually be able to get a new bike by the end of the year. I sat...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,311
Posted By Dracothius
That's good to hear. The drz seems to be the bike...

That's good to hear. The drz seems to be the bike I need, since it can fill all roles. I rode one at bike week(on the road) and it actually hung well with the pack. Considering that is not its...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,311
Posted By Dracothius
Is the drz 400 a true jack of all trades?

It seems like a drz with a safari tank and wolfman racks/bags(and a duffel) could go cross country/world.( Master light camping and it should work.) Get the suspension redone with better springs and...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-05-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By Dracothius
Is a service Honda/Kawasaki 500 worth it?

Basically just wondering if a service honda/kawasaki 500 is worth the money? The Honda 500 is 11,999, and the Kawasaki is 12,499. :huhThis seems like a lot of money for a little lighter and better...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,091
Posted By Dracothius
COME TO U.S.!!!! Their bikes are so nice. The...

COME TO U.S.!!!! Their bikes are so nice. The scrambler and granpasso are really high up on my list if they were just here.
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,091
Posted By Dracothius
It is a fun bike for sure. The mileage is what...

It is a fun bike for sure. The mileage is what kills me though, even before the price. That and Yamaha and I don't seem to get along. Sometimes it's my fault, sometimes it's theirs but, everytime I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 33,980
Posted By Dracothius
Are you putting the tire only on the back of the...

Are you putting the tire only on the back of the bike or do you put it on the front also? You have to run it with like a third of the air pressure right?
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,811
Posted By Dracothius
Don't like chains. They're forced upon me on some...

Don't like chains. They're forced upon me on some bikes but, if I had my way, I would never own another chain. On this site I doubt you have many agree with you. I would state my reasons why I don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,639
Posted By Dracothius
The offroad thing is actualy not a big deal. Like...

The offroad thing is actualy not a big deal. Like you said I can just throw "aggressive" tires on it. I just dont want a boring look. I actually like kymco like 200i style. I really like the vespa...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,639
Posted By Dracothius
Scooter under 3k?

I've recently had my friend approach me and tell me that he wants to ride offroad/mx. So I'm buying a ktm 300(gave me an excuse) and spending most of my disposable income on that. I however, would...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Dracothius
Thanks for the replies guys. I was not planning...

Thanks for the replies guys. I was not planning on doing this myself as I would not know how to set up the valving. I was told by someone who knows more about suspension then me that, because I was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Dracothius
Thanks, that's what I needed to know. I'll see if...

Thanks, that's what I needed to know. I'll see if I can't hunt down a parts guy at one of these local dealers who can answer my more in depth questions.
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Dracothius
suspension for mx?

So I'm probably going to get a bike to ride on the track(weekends)/woods(week). We're talking some serious jumps on the track. My problem is I weigh 265 without gear. I'm probably getting up near 300...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Dracothius
Suspension for mx?

So I'm probably going to get a bike to ride on the track(weekends)/woods(week)/occasionally on road. We're talking some serious jumps on the track. My problem is I weigh 265 without gear. I'm...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,402
Posted By Dracothius
Sounds Good.

Sounds Good.
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By Dracothius
I would but, the rim in hand will not accept a...

I would but, the rim in hand will not accept a tkc because of size requirements. Trust me I would prefer running it on both ends. Thanks for the answer.
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By Dracothius
Any problems running two different tires?

I was curious if running a different tread on the rear tire and front tire would cause problems. I was thinking a more offroad oriented tire on the rear and a street oriened tire on the front. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,298
Posted By Dracothius
Yea, the Dr is a nice bike and probably one of of...

Yea, the Dr is a nice bike and probably one of of my top contenders. I just found it interesting the Drz had such a high interval. In reality the drz is probably too offroad oriented to fill all of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,484
Posted By Dracothius
Well in that case, I'll get the dr and really go...

Well in that case, I'll get the dr and really go for an adventure.:lol3
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