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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,798
Posted By marty_uiuc
I've done Harley, Ducati, BMW, and Aprilia demo...

I've done Harley, Ducati, BMW, and Aprilia demo days. All of them were super chill and no one was trying to get me to buy a bike. They do frown on hanging back to give yourself some open road.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7,611
Views: 2,486,257
Posted By marty_uiuc
it's next on the list, although her riding will...

it's next on the list, although her riding will mainly be on graded roads. the only reason to get her one will be for my own peace of mind that the oil cooler and filter dont get punctured by stray...
Forum: Vendors 06-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,951
Posted By marty_uiuc
For the past few years I've been using two Rev'it...

For the past few years I've been using two Rev'it jackets, both long discontinued but still working just fine. I use an Airforce in the summer time and a Dragon the rest of the time. Both have great...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7,611
Views: 2,486,257
Posted By marty_uiuc
my wife's bike, out-fitted for her desert...

my wife's bike, out-fitted for her desert adventures. more farkles than both of my bikes combined!

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i167/mdharrisuiuc/IMG_20140607_160109_924_zpsoka9gosr.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 110,364
Posted By marty_uiuc
I could be persuaded to remove the mivv ghibli...

I could be persuaded to remove the mivv ghibli that has been on my bike for 2 months for the right price...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,135
Posted By marty_uiuc
i test rode one of these at a demo day yesterday....

i test rode one of these at a demo day yesterday. if it had been around when i was shopping for my mts1200, i would have had a difficult decision to make. with the exception of snatchy on-off...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25,184
Views: 3,000,406
Posted By marty_uiuc
today i finally was able to take my '92 S out for...

today i finally was able to take my '92 S out for a shake-down run. The bike starts reasonably well, and at WOT it runs great. unfortunately, part (around 50%) throttle around 3-4k rpm is shit, the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,052
Posted By marty_uiuc
i owned this '98 vfr for a few years. ...

i owned this '98 vfr for a few years.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i167/mdharrisuiuc/outwest/4fdb2b90.jpg

flew to atlanta to ride it back to IL, rode it to the Tetons and back, also did...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25,184
Views: 3,000,406
Posted By marty_uiuc
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i167/mdharrisuiu...

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i167/mdharrisuiuc/IMG_20140322_165448_760_zpsyiijtxe8.jpg (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/mdharrisuiuc/media/IMG_20140322_165448_760_zpsyiijtxe8.jpg.html)

got...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25,184
Views: 3,000,406
Posted By marty_uiuc
Been slowly but surely making progress on my DR. ...

Been slowly but surely making progress on my DR.

When I purchased the bike it ran, but barely. The tach was not working correctly and none of the electrics worked. A replacement battery fixed the...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,164,318
Posted By marty_uiuc
I had a tiger 800xc prior to the MTS, and my wife...

I had a tiger 800xc prior to the MTS, and my wife has a f700gs that I ride occasionally. The bikes simply don't compare at all in terms of confidence on the street and outright power.

My 2013 base...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By marty_uiuc
crud and corrosion in/on/around your caliper can...

crud and corrosion in/on/around your caliper can cause enough binding to prevent the pads releasing the rotor.
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By marty_uiuc
i had a M1100 and miss it quite a bit. the old...

i had a M1100 and miss it quite a bit. the old air-cooled 2v with a dry clutch has a sound that can't be matched.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25,184
Views: 3,000,406
Posted By marty_uiuc
what shape is it in? i'll take if off you if it's...

what shape is it in? i'll take if off you if it's usable/not rusted out. live in san diego now. yes, bought a dr350 on the cheap and trying to get it in usable shape.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25,184
Views: 3,000,406
Posted By marty_uiuc
anyone have a stock exhaust they're looking to...

anyone have a stock exhaust they're looking to unload? i though i'd check here first before spending too much on an aftermarket system that will probably be too loud!
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 110,364
Posted By marty_uiuc
i honestly don't have issue with the rear brake...

i honestly don't have issue with the rear brake on mine. it works well enough to hold the bike on a hill start and settle nose dive... i don't really need it to do anymore than that. in fairness i do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,189
Posted By marty_uiuc
civics are very reliable cars that can suit many...

civics are very reliable cars that can suit many different needs, from folks looking for an a-b car to racing, and yet do not really excel at anything without significant modifications. to me that...
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,164,318
Posted By marty_uiuc
A bit late to the exhaust talk. I have a TuneBoy...

A bit late to the exhaust talk. I have a TuneBoy and it was completely plug and play. I will be buying a mivv system, which is less than a grand and supposedly has good build quality. So, full...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,503
Posted By marty_uiuc
i used to have a NT650 and my wife still has her...

i used to have a NT650 and my wife still has her SV650. neither compare to a monster out on the road. an SV is a better bike than a M620/800, but the sound and riding experience of both the NT and SV...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,503
Posted By marty_uiuc
on my second ducati, currently used as primary...

on my second ducati, currently used as primary transportation although i do have a back-up if shtf. the DS1000/1100 motors are a gem and are reliable, although they need to be maintained properly. my...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 110,364
Posted By marty_uiuc
Is anyone experiencing a slow battery drain on...

Is anyone experiencing a slow battery drain on theirs?

sent from a potato
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,164,318
Posted By marty_uiuc
my gps mount solution is klr-ish (read: low-buck)...

my gps mount solution is klr-ish (read: low-buck) but it works for me. i bought a cheap garmin gps and zip-tied the mount to the handlebar clamp. then i bought a 12v automotive outlet with a rubber...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 110,364
Posted By marty_uiuc
I traded an m1100 and an 800xc in for my multi....

I traded an m1100 and an 800xc in for my multi. Only regret is losing the sound of the 2v desmo breathing through LV cans and the dry clutch rattle. MTS is more comfortable for me, although the tiger...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,164,318
Posted By marty_uiuc
Stock for now, planning to get a mivv ghibli when...

Stock for now, planning to get a mivv ghibli when the wife allows it. Far as I can tell, the ghibli is the only exhaust that doesn't have to come off in order to remove the rear wheel.

sent from a...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 110,364
Posted By marty_uiuc
I've also got a base 2013. 8K trouble free miles...

I've also got a base 2013. 8K trouble free miles since July. I'm using the money saved in getting a base model to pay for farkles. I test rode a DSS bike and the only difference I could tell was that...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,805
Posted By marty_uiuc
The Martin in winnemucca, nv sent from a...

The Martin in winnemucca, nv

sent from a potato
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 327,175
Posted By marty_uiuc
Today I saw someone driving an Ariel atom with...

Today I saw someone driving an Ariel atom with what looked like a very nice suomy helmet. It also looked like the driver had an artificial right leg!

sent from a potato
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-28-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,609
Posted By marty_uiuc
We called that powdery dirt bug dust. Impossible...

We called that powdery dirt bug dust. Impossible to clean it all off!

sent from a potato
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-25-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,586
Posted By marty_uiuc
Her bike, at 80 indicated in 6th, is turning...

Her bike, at 80 indicated in 6th, is turning closer to 4.5k.

sent from a potato
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-24-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,586
Posted By marty_uiuc
we went for a leasurely ~200 mile ride yesterday,...

we went for a leasurely ~200 mile ride yesterday, with a good mix of freeway and twisty 2-lane mountain roads. i asked her to focus on shifting up early and often when just cruising. I had previously...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,609
Posted By marty_uiuc
Near battle mountain. sent from a potato

Near battle mountain.

sent from a potato
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,609
Posted By marty_uiuc
Northern NV. Lived there for a few months, would...

Northern NV. Lived there for a few months, would love to return and put down some roots!

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i167/mdharrisuiuc/photobucket-5599-1342469648038.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,586
Posted By marty_uiuc
is there some telltale for the accelerator module...

is there some telltale for the accelerator module that was mentioned? i know most bikes are tuned lean from the factory, this might explain the difference.

I've started asking more questions about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,586
Posted By marty_uiuc
We bought it with 14k on it. All maintenance is...

We bought it with 14k on it. All maintenance is up to date.

sent from a potato
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,586
Posted By marty_uiuc
what sort of fuel mileage are folks with the 700...

what sort of fuel mileage are folks with the 700 getting?

the wife recently picked a f700gs up for commuting, about 15 miles each way of mostly interstate riding. the bike is getting 41mpg. the...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,168
Posted By marty_uiuc
commute is 25 miles each way. helmet: bell...

commute is 25 miles each way.

helmet: bell star with transitions lens. great ventilation in the summer, but loud. the visor fogs very easily, although i really like the photochromic lens. will...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,791
Posted By marty_uiuc
dremel makes a universal cutter bit that is...

dremel makes a universal cutter bit that is basically a sideways cutting drill bit/milling bit. it is part 561, "multipurpose cutting bit".

if the metal isn't super thick, or if you are not in a...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 110,364
Posted By marty_uiuc
The fluid on mine is bad after 6mo/7k miles....

The fluid on mine is bad after 6mo/7k miles. Flushing the fluid requires taking the rear caliper off so it can be held with the bleeder vertical.

sent from a potato
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,164,318
Posted By marty_uiuc
all this just for some heated grips! ...

all this just for some heated grips!

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i167/mdharrisuiuc/IMG_20131216_124227_212_zpsr0rabtss.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 26,453
Posted By marty_uiuc
the 52 from the 15 to 125 was pretty bad...

the 52 from the 15 to 125 was pretty bad yesterday. must have been all those oorah marines trying to figure out what pedal does what :lol3

filtered the whole way, momentarily held up by a bmw...
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