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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-19-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 73,323
Posted By Cdc28p
Thank you again for sharing more amazing photos....

Thank you again for sharing more amazing photos. Beautiful scenery, sexy bike, and top-notch photography skills.
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,282
Posted By Cdc28p
Thank you for sharing this lovely report. You...

Thank you for sharing this lovely report. You both clearly had a great sense of adventure and the right spirit to take it all in stride.

200,000 dong for some rice and a few pieces of chicken was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Cdc28p
Very well-written report! Awesome photos! Thanks...

Very well-written report! Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing. Which camera and lenses did you use?

Ninja 250's are awesome. They go anywhere. I used to ride one.
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
I'm not looking to flat foot the bike--just a...

I'm not looking to flat foot the bike--just a little bit better than tiptoeing, like having the balls of my feet touch the ground at least. But I hear you; I normally would rather not mess around...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
The only deal I've heard of is $500 off the usual...

The only deal I've heard of is $500 off the usual MSRP. Ultimately given the list of requirements on my first post and my small size and wallet, I think I'm still just thinking of the CB500x, Ninja...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
One dealer told me there were only about 10...

One dealer told me there were only about 10 CB500X's with ABS in California. They can try to get one but they're uncertain.



If I decide to go with the F650GS, I will go the used route. There...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
There's no CB500x ABS in the SF Bay Area! These...

There's no CB500x ABS in the SF Bay Area! These bikes have been flying out of dealerships. The bike I tested last week was quickly sold. It's also hard to find a Ninja 300 ABS as well in the area....
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 663,775
Posted By Cdc28p
Another question for dirtydeeds: how does the...

Another question for dirtydeeds: how does the lowered CB500x handle? Do you notice any significant difference from before the lowering?
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
I'm liking what I see with the CB500x, especially...

I'm liking what I see with the CB500x, especially with luggage options and enduro tires. Leaning toward buying it now...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
Thank you all for your inputs. Lots of good...

Thank you all for your inputs. Lots of good advices. The CB500x seems to have all the requirements I put out, but somehow I am not completely in love with its look. Is it the short beak? Is it those...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
Strange, no? I've heard this complaint before. Is...

Strange, no? I've heard this complaint before. Is there a rational reason for this kind of notchy gearbox? One would that it is a trivial problem for BMW engineering to solve unless they don't think...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
My wife drives a BMW car, and while it is not as...

My wife drives a BMW car, and while it is not as bulletproof as my Acura, it's always a joy to drive. Owning a BMW motorcycle might require one to manage one's own expectations? ;-)

Despite all...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
There are not a lot of used F650CS around here. I...

There are not a lot of used F650CS around here. I did check out one recently but the gearbox was so sticky. I'm not sure if it's just that particular bike, or if it's a BMW thing (hope not). My old...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 211,595
Posted By Cdc28p
Sorry if you have discussed this elsewhere on...

Sorry if you have discussed this elsewhere on this forum, but did you bike the bicycle carrier yourself or is it commercially available? I would also love to carry my bicycle on my motorcycle.
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
Thanks for all the advices so far, guys/gals. The...

Thanks for all the advices so far, guys/gals. The Vstrom, I'm afraid, is indeed too big for me. When it's in motion, like all bikes, it will feel light and very controllable, but it's the slow-speed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
The rear seat does look like an afterthought. ...

The rear seat does look like an afterthought.



Very sexy bike, but I am not looking for a naked bike. And as B02SA said, it's not available here.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
Good idea. I'll keep an eye out for a used Vstrom...

Good idea. I'll keep an eye out for a used Vstrom as well, one that has already been lowered or can be lowered. I checked on the new Vstrom at the dealership--very top heavy.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
Thanks for your input. We're both very small and...

Thanks for your input. We're both very small and were even quite comfortable taking a 150cc scooter on dirt and rocky mountainous trails when vacationing in Vietnam. :-) But I think you're right--the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
Thanks, Tobido. I did check out the NC700x....

Thanks, Tobido. I did check out the NC700x. Bigger than the CB500x and too heavy for me. Even with a lowered seat, I don't think I'll be comfortable on it. I would pick the CB500x over the NC. I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cdc28p
Ninja 300 vs Honda CB500x vs used BMW F650GS

I'm facing a difficult bike purchase decision and hope to get some expert advices from you all. Some info:

Rider (me):

5'6", 29" inseam, 130 lbs, marathon runner and avid road cyclist
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-06-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 73,323
Posted By Cdc28p
Thanks

Thanks for sharing the absolutely beautiful and inspirational photos. I ride up and down on both sides of Skyline--Kings, Tunitas, 84, Jamison Creek, China Grade, etc...--on my bike almost weekly....
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 37,447
Posted By Cdc28p
What a trip!

Thank you for sharing with us. What a lucky boy to have a father like you! You've inspired me to do something similar when my kids are a bit older--they are still much younger than yours.
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,475
Posted By Cdc28p
Excellent report! I greatly enjoy your writing...

Excellent report! I greatly enjoy your writing and photos. Looking forward to more.
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 167,928
Posted By Cdc28p
Thanks for the fantastic report. I'm only a few...

Thanks for the fantastic report. I'm only a few years older than you guys and I have always dreamed of doing such a trip with my wife. But then our daughter came, and it's getting tough to travel....
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,475
Posted By Cdc28p
Great route. A nice start to your report with...

Great route. A nice start to your report with good writing and great photos. Thanks for sharing and be safe.

Subscribed.
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,829,020
Posted By Cdc28p
Thanks for the detailed reply. The outcome of...

Thanks for the detailed reply. The outcome of your work flow is clear for all to see: superb professional photos. But what's more amazing is not the DP2 or the SPP but, in my opinions, your ability...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,829,020
Posted By Cdc28p
amazing

Out-of-this-world ride report. Amazing adventure, writing, and photography. Margus, do you shoot RAW or JPEG with the DP2? And do you shoot completely manual or aperture-priority? And do you do any...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 183,504
Posted By Cdc28p
thanks

Thanks for this fantastic RR. I've spent the last few days vicariously living your adventures. One thing that struck me was how few mechanical problems you have had with your KLR, compared to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,979
Posted By Cdc28p
Hmmm... California is in serious financial...

Hmmm... California is in serious financial shape, but we still don't have a governor who doesn't believe in evolution or one of the worse public school systems in the country. Except for Austin, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,979
Posted By Cdc28p
You're crazy! :) I visit families in Vietnam...

You're crazy! :) I visit families in Vietnam often and have to tell to you that Saigon is the worst place to ride. Yes, I do ride a scooter when I'm there, but traffic is getting worse. The streets...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,979
Posted By Cdc28p
Boston is not so bad except for the horrible road...

Boston is not so bad except for the horrible road conditions, aggressive car drivers, and 11.99 months of snow and slush on the roads--OK, I'm exaggerating but it feels like that tonight with another...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-15-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 64,916
Posted By Cdc28p
Great scooter!

I think I've found my ideal scooter! Small displacement, but not too small, great-looking, and from Honda! I was thinking of getting the Kymco Yager 200 but the PCX just looks so much better. A great...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-21-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,510
Views: 1,480,232
Posted By Cdc28p
Daughters are precious

Alex, thanks for sharing with us your poignant story. As a new first-time father myself, I'm keeping your family in my prayers.
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,414
Posted By Cdc28p
Thanks...

for a nice RR. Nice photography! I'm from San Jose and currently working in Boston. I hope to do the reverse trip, MA to CA, one day.
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,265
Posted By Cdc28p
Nice report

Nice writing and beautiful photos. I love that photo of you (?) crossing the bridge. Who took that for you?

I can't wait to see your photos of Hue, where my wife was born. And I was born in Quang...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,162
Posted By Cdc28p
I also commute to LMA and park behind building C....

I also commute to LMA and park behind building C. I'm new to motorcycling, however. Do you have any tips for commuting in Boston? I guess you have to lanesplit (illegally) to beat the cagers?
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