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Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By ontrip
Great deal! Love mine. I also use my Galaxy but...

Great deal! Love mine. I also use my Galaxy but not even close and my old eyes just does not see the phone screen in the sun.
Forum: Canada 04-17-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22,612
Views: 2,435,903
Posted By ontrip
Looks like a fun ride. Did you go on River Rd on...

Looks like a fun ride. Did you go on River Rd on your way up.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By ontrip
Williamsport is a good base, good hotels and...

Williamsport is a good base, good hotels and restaurants for after ride.

Good roads in every direction and like the previous poster, PA 87, PA154 and lots of smaller well paved paved SR4000...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 219,111
Posted By ontrip
Congrats bike looks awesome. The wheel tape looks...

Congrats bike looks awesome. The wheel tape looks cool.

Enjoy. Mine now has 43 000 kms and still enjoying. It. Also down graded from a big bike (FZ1)
Forum: Canada 03-22-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,649
Posted By ontrip
Have never considered there but it is closer to...

Have never considered there but it is closer to the boarder for those PA roads.

The Escarpment looks great but the prices are most likely more than my home in Toronto.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 236,254
Posted By ontrip
Very underwhelming. Looked at them at the Toronto...

Very underwhelming. Looked at them at the Toronto Bike show yesterday.

Get a left over Monster 696 or 796 and you'll be ahead.

The V7 looks more substantial and once it receives it's 6speed...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By ontrip
Another vote for Kriega. I have a US30 and a 10...

Another vote for Kriega. I have a US30 and a 10 and use them together for trips up to 1 week.

Great gear plus they are waterproof.
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Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,778
Posted By ontrip
Well KTM has a nice 390cc 6-speed motor that...

Well KTM has a nice 390cc 6-speed motor that should slip into a nice bike or make a scrambler out of 390 Duke
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 452,080
Posted By ontrip
"Dirt bikes are not designed to go that fast :). ...

"Dirt bikes are not designed to go that fast :). Really it is faster than an FJR and more nimble than a Trials bike if you believe this thread.

It is cheaper for Yamaha to limit the speed than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,348
Posted By ontrip
Givvi design is better as the base is adjustable...

Givvi design is better as the base is adjustable and allows you to adjust the position without having to drill the bag.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 452,080
Posted By ontrip
Great bike but the comments are aimed at folk...

Great bike but the comments are aimed at folk that think it is on level with a Multistrada or FJR
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,284
Posted By ontrip
FJ9 fan boys take a reality check. It is not a...

FJ9 fan boys take a reality check. It is not a FJR alternate nor is it a Multistrada or XR competitor it is completely out of this league.

At best it is a Vstom with a decent engine. Nice big...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-30-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,244
Posted By ontrip
I use Google maps and streetview are great to see...

I use Google maps and streetview are great to see road conditions etc to plan my route.

Then I use Hd Ride planner to plot the route. HD Ride planner allows you to upload to Garmin directly.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,041
Posted By ontrip
Another vote for the R1200 rs. The Tiger 800 and...

Another vote for the R1200 rs. The Tiger 800 and FJ09 are not in this league. The Tiger 800 engine is a big let down after the Street T 675. The K1300s is a great choice too.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-03-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 130,114
Posted By ontrip
The smartphone has replaced everything from the...

The smartphone has replaced everything from the alarm clock to the computer and everything in between including camera, radio and music box but it has limitations in its current fragile format. For...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 452,080
Posted By ontrip
Every modern bike require s Premium fuel.

Every modern bike require s Premium fuel.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,434
Posted By ontrip
For my use the Tiger all the way. HS is cool but...

For my use the Tiger all the way. HS is cool but to motard for me. FJ is a budget bike with no off-road ability. It is a good bike for BIG people.
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By ontrip
How many bolts to drop the engine.

How many bolts to drop the engine.
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,305
Posted By ontrip
Timmy run across Canada

Timmy run across Canada
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 452,080
Posted By ontrip
There are 4 factory seat options plus several...

There are 4 factory seat options plus several aftermarket options. So something should work.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By ontrip
Hope you are on a KTM :puke1

Hope you are on a KTM :puke1
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 452,080
Posted By ontrip
Just back from the dealership and pleasantly...

Just back from the dealership and pleasantly surprised by it.

Great ergos for a tall or big person that wants sporting power and actually looks better in person.

It is a great Vstrom...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 452,080
Posted By ontrip
Quit dreaming that this thing is on level of the...

Quit dreaming that this thing is on level of the K1600 or FJR 13. It is a good alternative to the Tiger 800 Vstrom or BMW 700 GS. It's lack of off-road ability makes the 800 GS still the leader in...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 236,254
Posted By ontrip
That dealer margin does not exist. 15% at best....

That dealer margin does not exist. 15% at best. Where did u get your info from. This is an entry level bike so margins are much smaller.
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 452,080
Posted By ontrip
Best Photo of the bike so far. Like the 2 tone ...

Best Photo of the bike so far. Like the 2 tone

http://i.imgur.com/h0RoI8s.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 452,080
Posted By ontrip
Great bike once I can get past the ugly tank and...

Great bike once I can get past the ugly tank and side profile. Tiger is so much better looking than this ugly ducking. Makes the Vstrom a stunner.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 144,857
Posted By ontrip
The FJ09 is a great touring bike but it is...

The FJ09 is a great touring bike but it is completely out of its league when compared with the XM or MS. It is an affordable choice but a XR or MS buyer will pay for the tech and most importantly...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 144,857
Posted By ontrip
Comparing the FJ 09 to the XR is like comparing a...

Comparing the FJ 09 to the XR is like comparing a Timex with a TAG. yes they are both bikes but that is about it.

They will not be cross-shopped. like the rapper says 'there are levels to this...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 452,080
Posted By ontrip
This could be the long awaited FZ1 replacement....

This could be the long awaited FZ1 replacement. The guys on FZ0A have been waiting and waiting for a replacement.

This bike will do well and as a former FZ1 owner will be checking it out at the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,959
Views: 1,688,337
Posted By ontrip
This was my dream bike as a a young boy in the...

This was my dream bike as a a young boy in the late 60s. My sister's boyfriend and now husband of 40 years had that exact bike.

I would later get one but mine had the chrome fenders.

Really...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By ontrip
2015 BMW r1200r and RS will offer it.

2015 BMW r1200r and RS will offer it.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 219,111
Posted By ontrip
If we let threads totally influence our...

If we let threads totally influence our decisions, we would never buy anything. My 2011 has 43 000 kms and the only thing that as been changed are the chain and sprockets, and steering head bearing. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 219,111
Posted By ontrip
At the risk of another Oil thread, I use whatever...

At the risk of another Oil thread, I use whatever the BMW use at their service and then at the halfway point of the service interval I use 10-40 Motul sem-syn Motorcycle oil. However I did see that...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 43,370
Posted By ontrip
Whatever Mr. S5 fanboy

Whatever Mr. S5 fanboy
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 452,080
Posted By ontrip
Depending on pricing the Tiger will be a strong...

Depending on pricing the Tiger will be a strong consideration.

This bike will have zero off-road ability so not a competitor of the F800 GS but will convert many FZ1 owners as they have been...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,975
Posted By ontrip
Still cannot live with the styling of this bike. ...

Still cannot live with the styling of this bike. the arched tank is out of scale with the rest of the bike

Nice motor..
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,240
Posted By ontrip
Think a F800 GS or a Tiger 800 would be a better...

Think a F800 GS or a Tiger 800 would be a better choice if you were willing to spring for the RT.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By ontrip
Kriega US bags are great. Looks like the US...

Kriega US bags are great.

Looks like the US 30 would be a great bag for you to pack your food, etc.

I use a US 30 and a US 10 to hold my rain gear and plug kit. The 30 is large enough for 8...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,975
Posted By ontrip
My 2011 F8r already has 43000 kms and it has been...

My 2011 F8r already has 43000 kms and it has been very reliable. The bike does everything well and could not see myself trading for the FZ9 with out abs.

Mine replaced an FZ1 and this...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 219,111
Posted By ontrip
New 2015 F800r

New" lipstick" for the F800r


Check out @BMWMotorrad's Tweet: https://twitter.com/BMWMotorrad/stat...592200192?s=09 (https://twitter.com/BMWMotorrad/status/529554419592200192?s=09)

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