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Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 07:14 PM
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Posted By dirtdreamer50
Great review, and pics. Most magazines aren't...

Great review, and pics. Most magazines aren't that complete with details. Thanks. tp
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 421,719
Posted By dirtdreamer50
You must have info about the Nine T that wasn't...

You must have info about the Nine T that wasn't available last year, when I was selling them. We were told they would be a limited production, two year run, in honor of the 90th anniv. of the boxer....
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 421,719
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Looks like Wonderlich makes one, and an owner on...

Looks like Wonderlich makes one, and an owner on the R1200R site made his own.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd2tWIp-Bqg
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Good luck on the job. I was unemployed for seven...

Good luck on the job. I was unemployed for seven months. Finally had to start early SS income and took a part time job with Home Depot. Combined income is way below what i was earning, but the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 421,719
Posted By dirtdreamer50
BM, designed the NineT, with a market already in...

BM, designed the NineT, with a market already in place to buy everyone made. Finding one on a dealer's floor, unless already sold, but held as a demo, is next to impossible today. Being a limited...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 421,719
Posted By dirtdreamer50
No you wouldn't. The boxer twin vs the 800...

No you wouldn't. The boxer twin vs the 800 parallel is no comparison. Why do you think airheads are still so popular, decades later?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51879

Over...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 421,719
Posted By dirtdreamer50
That is the purpose of the NineT. A quick change...

That is the purpose of the NineT. A quick change to a bobber or a cafe model. A make it your own motorcycle was BMW's plan. I sold them a while back, and understood that concept. Everyone of them...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Don't believe it, the KLX is a total SLUG. It has...

Don't believe it, the KLX is a total SLUG. It has great adjustable suspension, but no guts at all. As far as jeeps go, an old co worker had a CJ-5, with a 400+HP Chevy engine, He hydroplaned on a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 04:21 PM
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Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I agree with all but the KLX250S. Worst DS bike...

I agree with all but the KLX250S. Worst DS bike I ever owned. So slow and under powered, that it reminded me of the 1988 Hyundai Sonata, my ex had. You could run faster than the Sonata...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 03:54 PM
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Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Had an ER6N, and have a Ninja650R, now, too. ...

Had an ER6N, and have a Ninja650R, now, too. That is a work horse engine and IMO, much better than a V twin of equal displacement. Haven't been on the 650S, but bet it would be a fun ride. Both...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 03:03 PM
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Views: 421,719
Posted By dirtdreamer50
BMW done right on the Nine T, for sure. "Done...

BMW done right on the Nine T, for sure. "Done right"? Still sounds correct/right to me.


BTW how are you liking the bike. I wanted, and tried to get one when first available, but income...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Had a Road Glide I traded my SG for after a year....

Had a Road Glide I traded my SG for after a year. In the twisties, the RG scraped the boards almost as much as the lowered SG. Went for a Dyna Custom instead, and no more scraping, and it handles...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
FWIW, I had a Street Glide and the lowered...

FWIW, I had a Street Glide and the lowered suspension had me dragging the boards all the time. Didn't track that well in turns/curves either. If my only choices were the Victory or Vaquero, I'd go...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 08:51 AM
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Views: 421,719
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I understand that. Looks like so many other...

I understand that. Looks like so many other naked bikes out there today. I like big round headlights, :rofl on motorcycles too.
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 04:40 AM
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Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
What bike is that? a Honda something?

What bike is that? a Honda something?
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 09:35 PM
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Views: 375,546
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Bet she requires a lot of butter, too. "Y'all"(my...

Bet she requires a lot of butter, too. "Y'all"(my favorite Southern word). I had a Black 03 and now a blue 04. They are beautiful, for sure.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I can almost see Frodo and Sam, in the background...

I can almost see Frodo and Sam, in the background of y'all's pictures. Would love to see this and so many other locales before I pass on.... Texas is beautiful, but this world offers so much more...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 375,546
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I do agree there. If I had all the money I've...

I do agree there. If I had all the money I've spent over almost five decades, making newly purchased motorcycles work for me, I could retire.

Wait, I am retired, and still wish I had all that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 375,546
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Those were on my 04 RT when I bought it from a...

Those were on my 04 RT when I bought it from a friend. I always got cramps in my traps after a short while. I removed the risers and the cramping went away. I liked the bend in the arms they gave...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Is that a modded double bubble screen? Makes...

Is that a modded double bubble screen? Makes your bike resemble a ZX14R with it installed. tp
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 375,546
Posted By dirtdreamer50
+1. Had both come apart on my 04 RT. Used the...

+1. Had both come apart on my 04 RT. Used the newer all metal ones, with no more smell and drip problems.... tp
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
http://www.gtr1400.co.uk/forums/ Not as...

http://www.gtr1400.co.uk/forums/

Not as active, but a bunch of fun folks on the UK site. tp
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 621,700
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Wicked My Man. Southerners need to stick...

My Man. Southerners need to stick together......tp
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 621,700
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Global warming, don'tcha know.... 60's today,...

Global warming, don'tcha know.... 60's today, 70's for the weekend here. 40's again next week. No consistency here, but able to ride most of the time.
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I agree. I subscribe to a few threads here that...

I agree. I subscribe to a few threads here that have continual movement, and are all civilized. ADV threads can and often do, get way out of hand, but not here. Seems we ride a civilized...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 375,546
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Welcome and a question. What percentage of GS...

Welcome and a question. What percentage of GS riders ever took them off road on a regular basis?
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,540,631
Posted By dirtdreamer50
That's how men are wired. If there are any in...

That's how men are wired. If there are any in our area, we will be looking at them, period.
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I agree with you, on two accounts: 1. If it...

I agree with you, on two accounts:
1. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
2. Why do today, what you can put off til later.

While nice to see pressure #'s, when the batteries are dead, so is the...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,540,631
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Think the thief knew what he was taking, or was...

Think the thief knew what he was taking, or was it just something to steal? Had a Rickman Metisse MX'er in '71-2. Quality ride, for sure.
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,540,631
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Yep, but close only counts in horse shoes and...

Yep, but close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades. Nice looking bike, especially with those tires. . . tp dd50
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Thanks. I have a riding buddy, who is a BMW...

Thanks. I have a riding buddy, who is a BMW owner. Have been with him on gravel roads when he has ridden an R1150RT around 70 MPH, for miles. I was on a DL1000 VStrom, and could in no way stay...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
EVLED, I have the same year as you and have never...

EVLED, I have the same year as you and have never ridden it on gravel. How does the 14 handle on such roads? What speeds do you use on those roads comfortably? tomp dd50
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Here's how I solve that problem. 20 bucks, and...

Here's how I solve that problem. 20 bucks, and it's on/off in an instant.

http://2wheelride.com/throttle_pro

I use the plastic one, but the adjustable metal ones weren't available at time of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 621,700
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Scrambler is a broad term used to describe...

Scrambler is a broad term used to describe originally, motorcycles used to race off road events, decades ago. Definition has changed over the years. Today, Scrambler has become more of a title for...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,540,631
Posted By dirtdreamer50
It is a Laverda, and it is an airhead too, just...

It is a Laverda, and it is an airhead too, just Italian instead of German. Both are equally great motorcycles. Never had a Laverda, but did have a Benelli back in '70.
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,540,631
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Job well done, there. Like the Honda Interceptor...

Job well done, there. Like the Honda Interceptor in the background, too. Had one in the mid 80's.. Would like to own any of the bikes in that pic. tp
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Great post. No way I would have taken that ride....

Great post. No way I would have taken that ride. Just too cold for this Gulf Coast Texan. My son lives up there and loves it. Maybe more ride pics, down the road. tp dd50
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I agree about the heat. Ordered some foam...

I agree about the heat. Ordered some foam inserts that fixed 90% of the heat hitting the shins. Anything over slow city speeds, the heat, what there is, mainly goes around the legs. Don't let that...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 365,671
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Bought my 08 w 21K miles on it for $6K, with new...

Bought my 08 w 21K miles on it for $6K, with new tires and new pads all round last March. I was going in to buy an FZ09, but the insurance was too high, so I got the C14 instead. 1/3 the Insurance...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,648
Views: 1,540,631
Posted By dirtdreamer50
You beat me too it. :rofl The folks across the...

You beat me too it. :rofl The folks across the street need to mow their grass, or is snow up there green now? BTW, great looking bike. . .tp
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