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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,777
Posted By BryanCO
Good points! While certainly not everyone values...

Good points! While certainly not everyone values the performance, it's clear that the Multi, GS and KTM 1190 are the 'performance' benchmarks in the 1200 class with each of those bikes having their...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,551
Posted By BryanCO
Nice! I had the AltArider plate and crash...

Nice!

I had the AltArider plate and crash bars. Both worked great -- field tested...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,551
Posted By BryanCO
Did you buy the Tiger over in OR?

Did you buy the Tiger over in OR?
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,215
Posted By BryanCO
The Tiger can be a great hiway bike. I rode mine...

The Tiger can be a great hiway bike. I rode mine on multiple 600+ mile days. I dropped one tooth on the counter sprocket for off road riding. This past Aug, rode it 3800 miles in 7 days. While...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,215
Posted By BryanCO
I dropped my Tiger (now sold) twice (same spot)...

I dropped my Tiger (now sold) twice (same spot) near the top of Imogene pass. With Alt Rider crash bars and hard panniers, no damaged occurred to the bike. Same results for a couple of drops going...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,215
Posted By BryanCO
This!

This!
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,777
Posted By BryanCO
Understand. But this thread is - essentially -...

Understand. But this thread is - essentially - about why the ST doesn't sell as well as it 'should'. Most whom have chimed in agree that it's an excellent bike (with faults like all bikes have) but...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,777
Posted By BryanCO
I have yet to consider that question -- what bike...

I have yet to consider that question -- what bike would you take on a 5 day, 1000 mile camping trip with clothes, tent and passenger -- as I don't camp off of the bike and have never had a...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,777
Posted By BryanCO
Sure, the performance characteristics of a 779cc...

Sure, the performance characteristics of a 779cc in-line 4 vs 1199cc twin = a big reason we buy these adventure style bikes. Plus, as you stated, they are all at least pretty good in the twisties.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-20-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,670
Posted By BryanCO
Will that take a corner on two wheels?

Will that take a corner on two wheels?
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By BryanCO
I sold my 2012 XC last month... Assuming...

I sold my 2012 XC last month...

Assuming you like the modifications, the I would think its an $8k bike.
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,777
Posted By BryanCO
Maybe the Multi doesn't suit his riding style? ...

Maybe the Multi doesn't suit his riding style? Despite the marketing, the Multi is closer to an upright sport bike than an adventure bike. The engine isn't all that happy at 3k and smooths out at...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,777
Posted By BryanCO
Of course, test ride and make up your own mind......

Of course, test ride and make up your own mind...

Reviews can help 'fill in the blanks' as a test ride doesn't typically expose the rider to all of the various riding situations.

Motorcycle...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,670
Posted By BryanCO
Inscription -- Z4. ??

Inscription -- Z4. ??
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-15-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,064
Posted By BryanCO
I have two of these - no issues in four years of...

I have two of these - no issues in four years of use. Installed them myself.
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6,092
Views: 1,237,446
Posted By BryanCO
Agree. I've had my 2013 PP for about a month. ...

Agree. I've had my 2013 PP for about a month. Had a 2006 S for six years. Seem as though Ducati kept the soul of the original and made a much improved bike, complete with most of the upgrades I did...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6,092
Views: 1,237,446
Posted By BryanCO
Nice! Enjoy the rest of the ride.

Nice! Enjoy the rest of the ride.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,894
Posted By BryanCO
Not sure what kind of dealership would make that...

Not sure what kind of dealership would make that call - question their competence or integrity....

Looking at cycle trader, looks like you can get OTD for 13k on a new 2014 ES.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,670
Posted By BryanCO
Nice vid! I had a silver S2000 that I took...

Nice vid!

I had a silver S2000 that I took out to SC a few times - big fun. Need to find the time to try out HPR...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,894
Posted By BryanCO
Congrats on the new bike!

Congrats on the new bike!
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,894
Posted By BryanCO
Errr, the 2010 owner was offered $10k from the...

Errr, the 2010 owner was offered $10k from the dealer (dealer offers are typically at the bottom of the market) and ended up selling it for $9k?
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,777
Posted By BryanCO
It's not just about price but it's telling if its...

It's not just about price but it's telling if its true that they need to be discounted to move them off the showroom floor...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By BryanCO
I've shipped a number of cars including one...

I've shipped a number of cars including one inoperable one. Inoperable status adds cost and not all companies will ship it. Shipped a car from Scottsdale to Colorado Springs about six months ago -...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 182,235
Posted By BryanCO
Many. I had the Touratech Zega Pros - on or off...

Many. I had the Touratech Zega Pros - on or off in one minute each. The black rack blended in the the rest of the bike.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,670
Posted By BryanCO
Nice! Looks like a great car at a great price. ...

Nice! Looks like a great car at a great price.

That 6 is really nice - I picked up a 2004 X3 with the 2.5l earlier this week to drive in the winter and to haul around baseball gear and am...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,670
Posted By BryanCO
This No reason to drive boring cars. The...

This

No reason to drive boring cars. The reallity is that most of us drive a 'car' everyday so why not have fun doing it? That's why cars like an M3/M4 are so great - they are fun and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-08-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,670
Posted By BryanCO
Owned one - yes. Mine was dark silver...

Owned one - yes. Mine was dark silver (silverstone?)/black.

Always thought of the S2000 as a Miata on steroids... Fun car. Tight interior. Maybe the closest you can get to a bike in a car...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-08-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,670
Posted By BryanCO
Yep, saw that also. Not interested...

Yep, saw that also. Not interested...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,670
Posted By BryanCO
The Miata, SLK and Z3 are sterotyped as chick...

The Miata, SLK and Z3 are sterotyped as chick cars. Whatever...

The S2000 and Boxster don't carry that label...

The Corvette has it's own sterotype...

Drive what you like and who cares...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-08-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,670
Posted By BryanCO
I would be test driving this one today --...

I would be test driving this one today -- assuming you don't mind the looks...

Not quite as sporty as a Miata, S2000 or Boxster but a well rounded sporty car.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-08-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,827
Posted By BryanCO
This :D

This :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,670
Posted By BryanCO
Like many others, I've previousky owned a Miata...

Like many others, I've previousky owned a Miata and S2000 (plus various closed top cars) - both are fantastic cars. I've shopped for Boxsters/Caymans a few times but ended up with a different...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4,345
Views: 564,645
Posted By BryanCO
Maybe cut up an old motorcycle or bicycle tube...

Maybe cut up an old motorcycle or bicycle tube into strips and wrap them around the crash bars. May also help keep the bars from getting scratched and provide a bit of dampening for the pegs.
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,655
Posted By BryanCO
From the original post So currently I have an...

From the original post
So currently I have an XR650L that's been worked over a little bit and it might just be a bike I never sell despite it's many and vast short comings. But I ride a lot of...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,655
Posted By BryanCO
Just rode my (now sold) Tiger 800XC to Oregon -...

Just rode my (now sold) Tiger 800XC to Oregon - dad lives outside of Redmond. 3800 miles in 7 days. Did similar rides on my gen 1 Multi and expect the new one to perform even better. Plus it's...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,655
Posted By BryanCO
That would be a good set up! However, I wouldn't...

That would be a good set up! However, I wouldn't think of the 950SM as being a highway bike. Guess that it depends on how much and how far.

I your original post, you mentioned Multi - did you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-27-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By BryanCO
Awesome vid! Need to put my old 450x on...

Awesome vid! Need to put my old 450x on Craigslist....
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4,345
Views: 564,645
Posted By BryanCO
That's a nice bike for the right person - and it...

That's a nice bike for the right person - and it sounds like you are the right person.

I sold my 2012 Tiger XC (9900 miles, some extras, etc) this weekend. If undamaged, clean title, complete,...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,345
Views: 564,645
Posted By BryanCO
Touratech pannier racks in the Flea Market

In case anyone is looking, I listed a set of black Touratech pannier racks in the Flea Market.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7,522
Views: 414,917
Posted By BryanCO
That's great... :rofl

That's great... :rofl
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