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Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,939
Posted By crackerguy
Just ordered black jacket and pants from...

Just ordered black jacket and pants from Revzilla, looking forward to trying them out. It is usually hot here (central Texas), so wanted something with good venting for my "winter" suit. Don't mind...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,007
Posted By crackerguy
I bought an XR2 carbon from...

I bought an XR2 carbon from http://www.nicecycle.com this summer so they carry Nexx here in the states. They only show xr1s and xr2s in their web store but it may be worth asking them if they can get...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By crackerguy
I bought a 2010 SMT with ~1000 miles for $9k in...

I bought a 2010 SMT with ~1000 miles for $9k in August

Bike was pristine and had expensive mods that I wanted (Ti Wings, DNA mkIII, Shorai battery, etc) so I think I did pretty well.

I...
Forum: Americas 09-30-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By crackerguy
Central

I didn't go past Puerto Vallarta, but I did take a few longish trips in Mexico on my Aprilia Falco. Main issue was heat in traffic, ground clearance and general discomfort at slower speeds....
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 345,171
Posted By crackerguy
Yeah, KTM moved the r/r to the left side of the...

Yeah, KTM moved the r/r to the left side of the bike and more out in the wind in 2011. If you google KTM rectifier there are some reports of failures, I don't think it is an epidemic or anything. I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 345,171
Posted By crackerguy
New to me 2010

Did a fly and ride on a 2010 last month. Bike had ~1200 miles on it when I picked it up in KC, put over 2000 on it bringing it home to Austin with a little side trip through Colorado :D

Coming...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,467
Posted By crackerguy
All this "big oil" talk and no one has mentioned...

All this "big oil" talk and no one has mentioned "big ag" (who most definitely plays a huge role in getting ethanol in our tanks, and profits from it)

Monsanto is in no way a paragon of corporate...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,117
Posted By crackerguy
Like it.

Like it.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,391
Posted By crackerguy
I have a Falco and think they are better looking....

I have a Falco and think they are better looking. I love mine but Tuonos are great bikes too.

Falco fuel tank holds about a half gallon more if that matters to you. Usually need to fill up around...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,655
Posted By crackerguy
I am just adding personal experience to the...

I am just adding personal experience to the conversation. What exactly are you adding?
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,655
Posted By crackerguy
Aprilia reliability- what I know

http://crackerguy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mexico-Moto-2008/76their-first-timeJPG/284499130_gyS3u-L.jpg

This is me giving my buddy a ride home on the back of my Aprilia after his Honda Blackbird...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,510
Posted By crackerguy
I bought one as a reentry bike back in 2002 after...

I bought one as a reentry bike back in 2002 after being out of riding for a few years. I really was drawn to an S4 Monster, but there wasn't good Ducati dealer support in the area at the time and I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 51,846
Posted By crackerguy
Cool looking bike, would be fun for tooling...

Cool looking bike, would be fun for tooling around on.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 105,936
Posted By crackerguy
Don't really get why people who are not...

Don't really get why people who are not interested in this bike feel a need to come on a thread about it and piss all over it?

It's OK if you prefer the GS, I'm pretty sure BMW will keep making...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,472
Posted By crackerguy
Jay Leno- he was emcee at the launch, apparently....

Jay Leno- he was emcee at the launch, apparently. He has a relationship with Aprilia I guess.

Would love to see Aprilia put that engine in a package like the new Multistrada. I love me some V4s...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 626,184
Posted By crackerguy
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 626,184
Posted By crackerguy
The Falco in the hotel courtyard in Mazatlan two...

The Falco in the hotel courtyard in Mazatlan two years ago, after I drove off a steep shoulder and cracked the oil tank. Was back on the road by noon the next day.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,370
Posted By crackerguy
I usually hate that sort of thing, but that is...

I usually hate that sort of thing, but that is badass. Well done.:clap
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By crackerguy
The older (rotaxes) are very reliable. Mine has...

The older (rotaxes) are very reliable. Mine has 35,000 + hard miles and the only problems I have had are:

1) replaced the stock brembo brake discs with full floaters as they developed a judder (a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 38,546
Posted By crackerguy
Does this count? ...

Does this count?
http://crackerguy.smugmug.com/photos/284497604_9k4zU-L.jpg

lil threadpimp:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=334995

I have some convertibars I'm putting on...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,286
Posted By crackerguy
Hmmmm... that "Viper" looks interesting. I was...

Hmmmm... that "Viper" looks interesting. I was thinking about an Airglide but the Viper has thicker cordura in the impact areas and also comes with the nifty two stage liner instead of the one piece...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By crackerguy
Well, if you are going to look at those two you...

Well, if you are going to look at those two you may want to consider an Aprilia Falco.

Better build quality than the Triumph, better range than the Honda, better suspension and handling than...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 32,144
Posted By crackerguy
Hey, I remember this thread! Good place to...

Hey, I remember this thread!

Good place to pimp my ride report from a few months ago- Austin-Sayulita- Austin by Falco, Blackbird and Sprint ST :evil
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,311
Posted By crackerguy
nice bike, congrats. Always liked SVs.

nice bike, congrats. Always liked SVs.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,311
Posted By crackerguy
not bad for $150, super noisy and didn't fit me...

not bad for $150, super noisy and didn't fit me terribly well so I upgraded to a Shoei X11 recently...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,311
Posted By crackerguy
Think outside the box!

I would be remiss in my duties as a Falco fanatic if I didn't present another option....Here is me on mine on the road between Medina and Leakey a while back...best material posession I have ever...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
Howdy Darmah :wave I am not sure. The...

Howdy Darmah :wave



I am not sure. The customs guy slid it through the reader and let him right through...I think maybe an up to date passport is still not required if you are crossing by land,...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By crackerguy
This happened to us last year when we were...

This happened to us last year when we were planning a trip. We tried to get new tags at the consulate in Austin and they could not help us.

It took a couple of hours of paperwork, waiting, finger...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
Thanks for the photos and for totally blowing my...

Thanks for the photos and for totally blowing my report out of the water with yours (j/k) :lol3

Great great photos and story you have there. I miss Mexico already...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
Thanks everyone for the kind words. The...

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

The Falco will be fine, found some replacement mirrors for cheap and I will buff out the scratches the best I can for now.

Maybe I'll get a new paint job...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
Pissed F Rocksprings, and the ride home to Austin

At the motel, I took a single on the main courtyard, and Charlie and Kelly shared a “rustic” cabin-like room out of sight from the road. They definitely got the better deal that night.

I was...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
Zacatecas to Rocksprings

This would be the longest day of the trip at 670 miles. Oww, my lower back still hurts just thinking about it. We got an early start, opening the Hotel restaurant up for breakfast.

Somehow, with...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
Sayulita to Zacatecas

Now we pointed the bikes north and headed for home. Traffic was a bit heavy on the road back towards Tepic and Charlie got ahead, got a groove going, and didn’t realize we were supposed to turn right...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
Mazatlan to Sayulita

Riding out through the gray ugly industrial outskirts of Mazatlan, we smelled the same things we had coming in- at one point a rotting seafood stench (cannery or processing plant?) at another the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
yeah we had JBweld just in case. Would have been...

yeah we had JBweld just in case. Would have been interesting getting it ot stick but we probably could have fixed it in a pinch.

Great thing about the repair I got is I didn't have to worry...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
A Small Break in Mazatlan...

Once we reached the beach, we found the Hotel Siesta in no time. It turned out to be the perfect place for us to stay- great job picking the hotel Kelly! :clap
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
voy a continuar manana, tengo sueno...

voy a continuar manana, tengo sueno...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
Limping into Mazatlan

The road is so good that the fact my bike is leaking oil pretty badly doesn't ruin it too much for me. the sun is still out and there are still trucks to pass.

But I keep glancing down at that...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
A brief primer on Mexican Road Hazards...

Now would be a good time to discuss potential road hazards in the mountains of Mexico. Hazards you would do well to ALWAYS remember, even when you and your buddies are having a blast hauling ass over...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,330
Posted By crackerguy
Day 3: Durango to Mazatlan

We woke up raring to go for the BIG DAY, time to see if the Espinoza Del Diablo lives up to the hype. ..
We opted for breakfast at the hotel, just so we could eat and then get on the road....
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