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Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,155,334
Posted By velocity
Be aware that you may need a different oil filter...

Be aware that you may need a different oil filter wrench than what you currently have. I previously had Japanese bikes and my oil filter wrench socket was too small for the size that Guzzi requires....
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,155,334
Posted By velocity
I've never used grip glue and only had a problem...

I've never used grip glue and only had a problem once in torrential rain. Some race safety wiring cured that.
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,155,334
Posted By velocity
It's my understanding that on the '09 models you...

It's my understanding that on the '09 models you cannot adjust the grip heat while in motion. So you can't go from low to high without coming to a stop.

My '10 came with Oxford grips that are...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,951
Posted By velocity
I have an Nolan N103 full-face helmet. I am...

I have an Nolan N103 full-face helmet. I am interested in the N44, as I also have a Roof Boxer and like the convertability of that helmet.

My N103 has been a great helmet thus far. A lot of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By velocity
I'm also curious. Last week I read somewhere...

I'm also curious.

Last week I read somewhere about people having good luck with $30 to $50 driving lights from Walmart mounted on off-the-shelf angle brackets (mostly from Aerostich, IIRC).

I...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,155,334
Posted By velocity
Battery acid damage

I've joined the ranks of Stelvio owners a few weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to ride it very much yet, but I did give it a good washing recently.

That's when I discovered what appears to be...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 44,750
Posted By velocity
That's an interesting theory. My first bike was a...

That's an interesting theory. My first bike was a '79 Kawasaki KZ650 that lasted all of two months before the voltage regulator let out the smoke. I didn't realize how cheap and easy that would have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By velocity
I have a Burgman 650, which is probably even less...

I have a Burgman 650, which is probably even less powerful than the NC700.

I haven't ridden the Burgman in quite a while (been enjoying a DR650, Bandit 1250, and a Stelvio 1200)... I was...
Forum: Face plant 08-31-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,260
Posted By velocity
In. Yo. FACE! I guess he didn't see that...

In. Yo. FACE!

I guess he didn't see that coming.

That's one way to find an excuse to bolt some bling up to your grill.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 72,318
Posted By velocity
Motorcycle Consumer News review

I just received my September 2013 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News. On the cover is the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom.

I was a bit surprised that the review wasn't all hearts and swoons. I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,225
Posted By velocity
I think it's worth reviving this thread just so...

I think it's worth reviving this thread just so people can hear this sweet sound again
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,437
Posted By velocity
I'm curious why you're thinking of off-loading...

I'm curious why you're thinking of off-loading the Glide? For your healthy commute it seems like it'd be the most comfortable bike for the distance.

There have been a few comparisons on the web...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 72,318
Posted By velocity
Tor Sagen's review

Tor Sagen has some of the better YouTube reviews on the California 1400s.

This article he wrote is a good explanation of the differences between the Custom and the Touring:...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 151,008
Posted By velocity
Some thoughts

I've had my '09 Bandit for 2 years and 3,000 miles now. I think I'm ready to move on to something else. I'm not sure why I am ready, because as far as a solid motorcycle goes, they don't get a whole...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 72,318
Posted By velocity
Test rode one today

Stopped by Moto International in Seattle today. They have a black Custom available as a demo. They also have a gray custom, and the black and white tourings. I think the touring model looks much...
Forum: Face plant 11-11-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,988
Posted By velocity
Do you happen to have loud pipes?

Do you happen to have loud pipes?
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 91,470
Views: 17,035,737
Posted By velocity
I have a Maier quick mount screen that's mounted...

I have a Maier quick mount screen that's mounted to the handlebar with two wing nuts. Its probably about 14" tall by 8" wide at the top. It came with the bike. Not too much buffeting, but its loud as...
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,275
Posted By velocity
Snarky, I admire your survival attitude....

Snarky, I admire your survival attitude. Hopefully your story will inspire others to keep a cool head and try to effect their own survival. You could have just as easily broke down crying or...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-21-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By velocity
Happy travels, bro. Look out for hippos. And...

Happy travels, bro. Look out for hippos. And thanks for giving me a warm welcome to dual sporting.
Forum: Face plant 05-15-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,699
Posted By velocity
You're one tough mofo to be tossing anything...

You're one tough mofo to be tossing anything above your head so soon after puncture.

Any clue on why you crashed? Unexpected decreasing radius? A bit freaked to see the concrete barrier? Crud in...
Forum: Face plant 12-03-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,192
Posted By velocity
It's probably more to do with population density...

It's probably more to do with population density than it is with declining moral values.

If you crashed on an isolated road far from anywhere, most drivers would be very inclined to help you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,988
Posted By velocity
10 year old shoots attacker w/ BB gun

Well you don't come across stories like this very often:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016828641_apwabbgundefense.html?prmid=obinsource

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham...
Forum: Face plant 11-21-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,363
Posted By velocity
i got hooked on riding because a friend (barely)...

i got hooked on riding because a friend (barely) let me ride his bike. I've ridden many others' bikes, and several have ridden mine since, even on the track. If the bike were my livelyhood I might be...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,934
Posted By velocity
go scooter

My nominations are that you go scooter. Since you are mainly a commuter, the utilitarian aspect of the scooter may really appeal to you. And if it's mostly the riding position of the EX500 that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,686
Posted By velocity
You wore a different brand/type of boot on each...

You wore a different brand/type of boot on each foot?

I guess that's not THAT unforeseeable - but that's the first time I've ever heard of it.

Congrats on the new toy! How did your lower back...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By velocity
Rider gets 16 months for hitting two bicyclists

SoundRider.org has a cool new section - their motorcycle-related police blotter.

http://www.soundrider.com/current/NWMC-blotter.htm

Particularly interesting is the 54 year old female Harley...
Forum: Face plant 10-31-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,760
Posted By velocity
Wishing him a speed recovery. Can you...

Wishing him a speed recovery.

Can you giveore details about his gear and the time of the accident? Was this day or night? Would higher visibility gear or extra lights on the bike have helped?
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,148
Posted By velocity
I just picked up a used one a few weeks ago for a...

I just picked up a used one a few weeks ago for a great price. I've put about 800 miles on it since, and have adjusted the ergos here and there to get it more comfortable. I'm finding it to be a...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,185
Posted By velocity
Motorcycle Consumer News and maybe one other...

Motorcycle Consumer News and maybe one other magazine ran a series of articles on helmet testing a couple of years ago. Their conclusion was that some of the newer motorcycle helmet standards are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Posted By velocity
Whahappen? A touch of front brake?...

Whahappen?

A touch of front brake? Off-camber slope? Sucks that it seemed so unexpected and un-called for (as opposed to storming down a cliff face). Get well sooner
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,114
Posted By velocity
I asked my BMW dealer about buying an 1150...

I asked my BMW dealer about buying an 1150 ex-police bike, and he fervently discouraged me from doing so. While they hold up mechanically, and are set-up well by a dealer before being deployed -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By velocity
Sweet !!!!!!

Sweet !!!!!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,260
Posted By velocity
Hey mang! I've got some Pirelli knobbies mounted...

Hey mang! I've got some Pirelli knobbies mounted onto my DR; and I just got the bash plate affixed. So I'm still down like Charlie Brown - but I gotta admit I'm a little chicken-Sxxx because you...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By velocity
Wow! that second one looked like a real doozey!...

Wow! that second one looked like a real doozey! :huh
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,689
Posted By velocity
Thanks for all the good info, guys! It's a great...

Thanks for all the good info, guys! It's a great start.

I was previously very interested in the Italjet Dragsters, but had read somewhere that they don't handle as well on the track as the Vespas...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,689
Posted By velocity
Best small/mid-size scooter for racing?

I'm interested in doing some knee-down style scooter racing and have zero knowledge on the subject of small to mid-size scooters. I don't know what the upper limit is for go-cart track scooter racing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 91,470
Views: 17,035,737
Posted By velocity
Mikuni TM40 carb, and shock re-install

I wanted to update my opinions on my Mikuni TM40 pumper carb. It friggen rocks! I was previously slightly disappointed that my DR650 wasn't super easy to wheelie with the new carb. But I've since...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,434
Posted By velocity
Sorry about your freakish get-off. But its great...

Sorry about your freakish get-off. But its great to see that you seem to be in well-enough spirits.

Did any of your riding buddies hit that slick patch, or go back to investigate it?

Or is it...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 21,223
Posted By velocity
Your dog will likely love it ...

Your dog will likely love it

http://burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=208482http://burgmanusa.com/gallery/d/38265-2/sandy+the+dog.jpg

My longest ride was 900 miles in 14 hours. It handled...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,543
Posted By velocity
And the carb hose that connects to the filter...

And the carb hose that connects to the filter wouldn't fit on the crank case breather hose fitting, IIRC.

Have you checked your oil level? Any chance there's too much oil in the bike and its...
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