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Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 110,355
Posted By MadMax
Funny story!

I took my Husqvarna TR650 into a dealer, for service, that sells the Ducati line as well.

I had to wait for the bike repair, so they let me borrow a 2014 Multi-Strada.
After going through the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 520,168
Posted By MadMax
MOSS tool appt? - check this before you go!

Check out this damage that occurred to my TR650-Strada during the MOSS tool software update installation. MAKE sure the mechanic doing your MOSS tool update sets the headlight switch to low beam...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 806,300
Posted By MadMax
Thumb Congrats!

Looks like you kitted the WeeTen for long distance touring!
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6,434
Views: 834,314
Posted By MadMax
Most of the stuff is from your clutch

I watched my BMW Master Mechanic friend change the oil on my Rotax powered bike with the identical magnetic plug, and it looked exactly like your magnet. He said that the black stuff on the tip was...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,936
Posted By MadMax
Thanks!

Gentlemen, thanks so much for the useful information and quick replies.
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 850,936
Posted By MadMax
Question Pillion comfort?

I have my eye on a clean, lightly used 1200XC. But, I'll be using the bike next year on a long, 3 week tour with my wife. She is tall at 5-10. Do any of you have any experience taking a passenger...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By MadMax
South Korea riders dominant the traffic in Seoul

I visited Seoul, South Korea several times and people there NEED to have a healthy respect for the motorcycle riders because they are the dominant group of vehicles in that city. In fact, if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By MadMax
Motorcycles- a danger to other drivers?

http://www.medicaldaily.com/element-surprise-makes-motorcycles-greater-traffic-hazard-cars-low-prevalence-effect-action-268007


That's how this article presents this study in the first paragraph....
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 806,300
Posted By MadMax
It wouldn't sell in the USA

Yamaha knows the USA market better than most of us.

I have an XT660Z here in Israel, and most people think it is a huge bike, compared to what most folks ride here.

However, in the USA, I used...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3,517
Views: 675,179
Posted By MadMax
Interchangeable side panels

The side panels are the same on both models. All you have to do is buy yourself some red Terra panels and slap them on your Strada. But, I prefer the Police motif, (Black and White) :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 520,168
Posted By MadMax
The whole Enchilada!

The power is surprisingly, much better than my X. And the smoothness of the engine is uncomparable compared to any 650 single I've ridden. I kid you not, the mirrors on this bike are clear up to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 520,168
Posted By MadMax
Elephant ears

Amazon- they are Kolpin brand. Would work best with handguards installed, as at 80 mph they can activate your brake lever a bit!
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4,663
Views: 520,168
Posted By MadMax
How stupid would it be to ride a Strada on Route 66 in December?

So, the St. Louis BMW dealer had some great end of the year pricing on a Strada, that we thought would be a great replacement for my wife's BMW 650CS. I did a fly and ride, with Gateway BMW. They...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-23-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By MadMax
Thanks for the help!

Appreciate the advice! Thanks.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-22-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By MadMax
Question BMW dealer recommendation near Amarillo?

Hi Folks,

This week, 26Dec. I'll be picking up a new bike from Gateway BMW in St. Louis and riding it out to Calif.

Could anyone recommend a good BMW dealer along Hwy. 40 near Amarillo, TX...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By MadMax
If you are looking for TRs, check out Calif and AZ

In case anyone is looking for a Terra, there are several to be had in the SoCal area, brand new. Also, I've seen them advertised on Cycle Trader from a Tucson, AZ shop. My wife is buying a new...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-17-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 31,189
Views: 2,895,934
Posted By MadMax
Welcome!

9055, have fun on your BMW! You will really get alot out of any ride or class that Joel puts together, so go for it!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,590
Posted By MadMax
Beautiful

Wonderful fall colors! Thanks for sharing.

Shalom, Bob
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Biraya Forest Ride...(Con't. from Pg.6)

The forests around Safed have many trees that are the biggest in the Country. Before the rebirth of Israel, people like Mark Twain, described Israel as "desolate" and without much foliage. For...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Went for a quick ride around the forests of...

Went for a quick ride around the forests of Safed, the ancient Holy City overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The City is surrounded by lush Pine forests.




I love Autumn weather and the colors of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
You're welcome!

Gen, Gum, Ghost, and Vin,

I'm glad you're enjoying the thread.

If you ever do get the chance to visit Israel, I promise you that you won't soon forget the experience.

The history here...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Northern Border Ride

Hi Folks! I was able to get out for an Autumn ride today, and the weather was beautiful. I decided to follow the Old Northern Road, which closely follows the border between Lebanon and Israel's...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By MadMax
Baja Designs Squadron

I mounted a single Squadron under my headlight and ordered the amber lens, which was easy enough to install on the light. Very robust light and housing.

I use it for daytime riding, but I have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,447
Posted By MadMax
ANOTHER reason not to try this in Cali

I was interested in this topic and found a 2003 article from the L.A. Times that said IF the Police catch a person with a California Driver License with a vehicle plated and registered in another...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 221,415
Posted By MadMax
Great pics!

Thanks for sharing your trip. Mazel Tov!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-04-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Forest Road in the Golan Heights

I know the Golan Heights has been getting some bad press lately due to threats from the Syrian Civil War, so I thought I'd show the tranquil side of life that still exists on our side of the border. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 118,795
Posted By MadMax
Wow!

Wow Joel, you've been a busy man! Nice pics.


damn, i got passed by this rider....hahaha I remember when a couple of these squirts took out an ADVrider on the way up to Arrowhead, a couple of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Replies-

Harry: Yeah I'll do the Negev next winter. I don't do HOT too well anymore.

Jagred: Hey a local from Bear Bryant territory, "Roll Tide!" I did a year of college at the Univ. of Alabama. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Ride On!

Art, let me know when you are planning your trip to Israel, maybe I can help guide you around the Sea of Galilee area.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-02-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Cool!

I'm glad they are enjoying the trip. I hope part of their tour takes them to the North. There is so much to see up here, too! Funny that you're from N.C. The Foreman of the construction company...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-02-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Israeli Motorcycle Club ride

Last week, I ventured out to meet the riders of the Israeli Motorcycle Club on a ride in the Galilee area of Israel.

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Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-18-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,816
Posted By MadMax
Golan Heights Rider

Signing in from the Golan Heights! Moved here from California and bought a new XT660Z Yammie in Haifa, last year.



Mt. Hermon (it does actually get pretty cold up here 5 months out of the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
First Post!

Tinau,

Congrats on your first post and welcome to ADVrider!

Glad this thread has helped you see past the sensationalism.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
News

Thanks Gunner, glad you are interested in seeing Israel.

Like almost everything in the news media these days, "Don't believe everything you hear." My Father lived in Mexico for 25 years after he...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Thanks!

MCR and Dandy,

Glad you enjoyed the reports. Yeah, I'll try my best to post up some more day trips to showcase this beautiful country.

Ride safe!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Wee Strom land

The 650 VStrom is a very popular bike here probably because it gets good gas mileage and the mighty little twin allows for a quick ride through the commuter crawl.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem- Shavuot 2013

So I got some rest for the traditional long night of Bible study and walking to the Western wall in the wee hours to be there just as dawn breaks for the Jewish morning prayers.

I left the hotel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,499
Posted By MadMax
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem- Shavuot 2013

I know it has been awhile since I last posted, but I haven't had much time to take day trips.

This trip was to celebrate the festival of Shavuot in Jerusalem on 15May13. The Festival...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By MadMax
Thanks!

Grreatdog- Thanks for the heads up on the Flatland Racing products.

Little red Toyota- I don't think we'll add tires to this list as there are so many tires available and so many personal...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By MadMax
Great Start!

Thanks for the input. I think that not only will this list give good ideas to veteran thumper-philes, it will also help Noobs outfit their bikes! And let's face it, thumpers being some of the least...
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