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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,169
Posted By chadhargis
I've got a 2014 Vee2 and do the same thing. Bike...

I've got a 2014 Vee2 and do the same thing. Bike is very well balanced.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9,599
Views: 3,863,175
Posted By chadhargis
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/...

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/Suzuki%20V-Strom%201000/756596_zps5qpdkhtp.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,679
Views: 764,652
Posted By chadhargis
Me too! I loved my GS I had years back. If I were...

Me too! I loved my GS I had years back. If I were to hit the lottery today, I'd trot down and buy a Multistrada in a hurry.

I was really skeptical about the Vee. I was expecting it to be an "ok"...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,679
Views: 764,652
Posted By chadhargis
I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum. I...

I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum.

I looked at a V-Strom 1000 before buying my FJR1300 years ago. Then made up my mind to buy one a few years later, but ended up with a Ulysses.

I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9,599
Views: 3,863,175
Posted By chadhargis
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/...

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/Suzuki%20V-Strom%201000/754999_zpsxyq9zltp.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,594
Posted By chadhargis
Wow!! Those prices are incredible. I...

Wow!! Those prices are incredible.

I thought I got a steal, but those prices are insane.

I pulled the trigger on a 2014 V-Strom 1000 yesterday. I put about 40 miles on it riding home (the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,679
Views: 764,652
Posted By chadhargis
I really wanted one a year ago, but the price...

I really wanted one a year ago, but the price kept me away. No wiggle room back then. Now dealers still have 2014's on the floor and Suzuki is giving customer cash to move 'em. I've seen some dealers...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,679
Views: 764,652
Posted By chadhargis
New Bike Day!!

New Bike Day!!

Picked up a leftover 2014 Vee yesterday. Just can't believe what they are selling these things for. Amazing bike for such little money.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,171
Posted By chadhargis
I've never owned a bike with a TCS, but I welcome...

I've never owned a bike with a TCS, but I welcome anything that gives me an edge in safety. I've ridden for years, and there have been a few times when I've spun the rear up and scared the crap out...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3,679
Views: 764,652
Posted By chadhargis
I looked at a leftover 2014 yesterday and the...

I looked at a leftover 2014 yesterday and the dealer is pricing the bike at $9400.

That's a dang good price for what you're getting. The FJ-09 and Versys 1000 have taken a bite of the Adv market...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 51,014
Posted By chadhargis
I had a custom Baldwin on my Versys 650 and my...

I had a custom Baldwin on my Versys 650 and my Ninja 1000. Can't say enough good things about them. I had Loren make both my seats with a pocket that is an inch taller. So nice! Gave my 36" inseam a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,594
Posted By chadhargis
I'm shopping the V-Strom, FJ, and V1000. Haven't...

I'm shopping the V-Strom, FJ, and V1000. Haven't ridden any of them, but on paper they all have their pros and cons. The difference is I can pick up a leftover 2014 V-Strom for a song! I've seen...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 180,320
Posted By chadhargis
The Speed Trip and the Monster are both really...

The Speed Trip and the Monster are both really upright bikes too. I've ridden both.

If you want a great "do it all" bike, take a peek at the Ninja 1000. I owned one and would have another one if...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-20-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 180,320
Posted By chadhargis
I'm a big fan of Fumoto valves and have used them...

I'm a big fan of Fumoto valves and have used them on a number of bikes. The Dorso is easy to do an oil change on since the drain plug is on the right side of the engine. A Fumoto would make the job...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 494,351
Posted By chadhargis
I'm not missing any fun. This is my current ride:...

I'm not missing any fun. This is my current ride:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/Aprilia%20Dorsoduro/10506891_10202451153465624_5591024650727963912_o_zps47244840.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 494,351
Posted By chadhargis
I need to run over and take a test sit on it. I'm...

I need to run over and take a test sit on it. I'm liking what I'm reading about the bike, but I'm happy with my current ride and I think I'll wait a year or two and see if I can pick up a gently used...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10,254
Views: 1,746,539
Posted By chadhargis
The FJ-09 looks REALLY promising. I'm going to...

The FJ-09 looks REALLY promising. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a used one in the next year or two if no major problems raise their head.
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 307,258
Posted By chadhargis
I'm 6'5" and have horrible knees. The taller seat...

I'm 6'5" and have horrible knees. The taller seat combined with the lowered pegs made a HUGE difference. I could ride a full tank to empty, fill it up without getting off the bike, and ride it to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By chadhargis
I've never owned a triple, but the air-cooled...

I've never owned a triple, but the air-cooled Ducati is fantastic. I love that engine.
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,905
Posted By chadhargis
I'm 6'5" with a 36" inseam. I don't fit on most...

I'm 6'5" with a 36" inseam. I don't fit on most bike either. I typically lower the pegs an inch and get a custom seat that's made an inch taller, this helps a GREAT deal with leg comfort and the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By chadhargis
To me, part of the allure of riding is the...

To me, part of the allure of riding is the mechanical aspect of it. I love to hear the engine, feel the pulse it makes, experience the sensation of the bike bending into a turn and the rush of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,622
Posted By chadhargis
I've only owned one Honda. A big pig Goldwing,...

I've only owned one Honda. A big pig Goldwing, and I didn't care for it. Bought it in hopes of luring my wife to ride with me, but that was a bust. It was a nice bike, just not my cup of tea. Not...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 180,320
Posted By chadhargis
Short answer...YES! The whole is truly...

Short answer...YES!

The whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. I wasn't expecting much from it when I test rode it. I was bowled over by how much fun it is to ride. It's not the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-16-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 180,320
Posted By chadhargis
There is a little bit of room under there. If you...

There is a little bit of room under there. If you get a small form factor battery like an Antigravity, you'll have even more.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,021
Posted By chadhargis
I owned one and put some miles on it. It's a...

I owned one and put some miles on it. It's a fabulous bike. I had to sell it due to a job loss, but I loved it. True there are some vibes around 7000rpm, but if you're at 7000rpm, you won't have a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4,789
Views: 582,628
Posted By chadhargis
I think it's brilliant marketing. Why not let...

I think it's brilliant marketing. Why not let them run?

For the life of me I can figure out where all the hate is coming from when it comes to Motus.

I think it's awesome they ran on the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 33,964
Posted By chadhargis
And put on a 17" front wheel so we have some tire...

And put on a 17" front wheel so we have some tire choice. If you want a dirt bike, there are plenty of options. But very few affordable "sportbikes for tall people", which is really what I consider...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,573
Posted By chadhargis
I picked up a Dorso 750 a few weeks back. I've...

I picked up a Dorso 750 a few weeks back. I've probably put on about 1000 miles or so, and have fallen in love with it.

From what I can determine, the engines are rock solid, but electronics are...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,077
Posted By chadhargis
Go to any internet forum dedicated to a...

Go to any internet forum dedicated to a particular model and you'll find post after post of issues.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,212
Posted By chadhargis
I was just trying to explain this to my wife. ...

I was just trying to explain this to my wife.

We've had a rough 2014 financially. I spent about 4 months unemployed. I sold my only motorcycle just to make ends meet. As soon as I got a job and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,074
Posted By chadhargis
Bikes are a lot like women. Some like beautiful...

Bikes are a lot like women. Some like beautiful ones that are high maintenance. Some like plain looking ones who always have supper waiting on the table and your shirts pressed.

There there's my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,074
Posted By chadhargis
I don't think the country of origin makes any...

I don't think the country of origin makes any difference as to whether a bike has "soul". It's hard to quantify it, but typically it's a "feeling" I get when I ride. I like an engine that has a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,762
Posted By chadhargis
I know the feeling. Had a Versys 650 and wanted...

I know the feeling. Had a Versys 650 and wanted something with more power. Next bike was a Ninja 1000. Wasn't long before I saw the flashing blue lights in the mirror. That bike just wasn't much fun...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,511
Posted By chadhargis
Dealers were flushing out the FZ8 when I was...

Dealers were flushing out the FZ8 when I was looking at an FZ-09. A brand new leftover FZ8 was going for under $6000....brand spankin' new with a full warranty.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4,789
Views: 582,628
Posted By chadhargis
If you put down $10k on an Elio you could almost...

If you put down $10k on an Elio you could almost buy two. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4,789
Views: 582,628
Posted By chadhargis
Maybe this...because this thread is full of shit...

Maybe this...because this thread is full of shit :lol3

http://dgc.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pDGC1-12183275v380.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 63,545
Posted By chadhargis
My Dorsoduro 750 has a 3 gallon tank and I am...

My Dorsoduro 750 has a 3 gallon tank and I am seeing average mileage in the 42mpg range. Low fuel light comes on with .7 gallons left, so I typically see it around 100 miles and figure I have another...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 63,545
Posted By chadhargis
Nice! And there are people who complain...

Nice!

And there are people who complain about range. 100 miles is a long damn way when you're riding hard in the twisties. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,792
Posted By chadhargis
Nice bike. I almost bought an FZ-09, but decided...

Nice bike. I almost bought an FZ-09, but decided against it. Went with a used Dorsoduro.

I had an FJR too. Great bike!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,231
Posted By chadhargis
I wouldn't pass, I'd just send off the ECU for...

I wouldn't pass, I'd just send off the ECU for programming.

http://www.stoltecmoto.com/shop/fz-09/14-fz-09-ecu-reflash/
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