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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-12-2005, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,212
Posted By marndo
Got mine from the manufacturer :...

Got mine from the manufacturer : http://www.mpcycledesign.com/
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-12-2005, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,212
Posted By marndo
I've got about 1000 miles on my MPCycledesign...

I've got about 1000 miles on my MPCycledesign screen and can't imagine a better screen. I get a little turbulence behind mini vans and semis but little else. I'm 6'1" with 32 Inseam and have the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-11-2005, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By marndo
Great report, thanks for sharing. :thumb

Great report, thanks for sharing. :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2005, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By marndo
I'm doing the ride on my black litre strom. Is...

I'm doing the ride on my black litre strom. Is the course the same every year? See you this weekend.


Marc
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-07-2005, 10:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,251
Posted By marndo
numbers don't lie. DL1000 has almost 50%...

numbers don't lie.

DL1000 has almost 50% more power over the 650 for around 9% more weight.

to each his own.

oh yeah, and 50% more $ over the 650.

my point: the wieght argument is...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2005, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,347
Posted By marndo
My bikeline policy covers deer strikes :D

My bikeline policy covers deer strikes :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2005, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By marndo
2005 Baby Butt 1000

ok all you San Diego strommers, time is a wasting. I better not be the only San Diego strommer doing this one:

2005 Baby Butt 1000 (http://www.redhotriders.com/main/bb1000.htm)

Sign ups are...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2005, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,146
Posted By marndo
Any pics?

Any pics?
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2005, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,850
Posted By marndo
Fyi

I could have mounted it without drilling however, my Givi side racks interfered with the hardware supplied. I drilled four holes to mount it to the existing rack mount holes (4 corners) and used 1.5...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,850
Posted By marndo
Must be something wrong with the link because I...

Must be something wrong with the link because I am one of the purchasers of that auction and am looking at the case right now. definitely not a scam I assure you.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2005, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,850
Posted By marndo
Ripoff: Paying over $150 for some blow molded...

Ripoff: Paying over $150 for some blow molded plastic and a little bit of hardware :bueller .
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2005, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,850
Posted By marndo
Givi knock-off case for 1/3 the price!

My employer bought me a new laptop that doesn't fit into my SHAD37 so I looked around and found these on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4571250464 ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-17-2005, 08:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,872
Posted By marndo
If by OTD you mean all taxes, fees, etc.....

If by OTD you mean all taxes, fees, etc.. included then I'd say $6500 is pretty darn good.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-16-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By marndo
Mine always puffs more from the right. I read...

Mine always puffs more from the right. I read somewhere condensation burns out that side due to the crossover setup.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-14-2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By marndo
Laugh Move the radiator, tupperware, tank, airbox, and...

Move the radiator, tupperware, tank, airbox, and about 3 miles of cables out of the way :D Then remove the plugs.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-05-2005, 12:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,662
Posted By marndo
Thanks for the great story Jeremy, and bummer...

Thanks for the great story Jeremy, and bummer about the end. Hope your healing up fast. All the best.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-03-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,318
Posted By marndo
The marketeers should have a fun one with this. A...

The marketeers should have a fun one with this. A $800 final drive replacement bill or an $8 belt? hmm...... which would you prefer? :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2005, 07:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,974
Posted By marndo
change is a good thing

I like the idea at they are trying to adapt some proven items like the belt drive and brake design. The overall package is very different from what is available now and we'll soon find out just what...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-29-2005, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,505
Posted By marndo
Maybe for the older folks trying to hold on to...

Maybe for the older folks trying to hold on to thier youth :rofl .


:hide
I'm old
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-27-2005, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,459
Posted By marndo
My ultimate goal is to have my litre strom and a...

My ultimate goal is to have my litre strom and a KLR in the shed. Cost for both new will still be less than a KTM or BMW alone. The right tool for the job I say.

No one bike does it all well, no...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-27-2005, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,048
Posted By marndo
Great report. Wish we didn't have the eco-nazis...

Great report. Wish we didn't have the eco-nazis here in SoCal making it impossible to experience the kind of terrain you get to play in. If you CO riders keep posting these kind of reports I may just...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-24-2005, 11:37 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 26,292
Posted By marndo
Heh, heh, that's me, mr el cheapo. And yes you...

Heh, heh, that's me, mr el cheapo. And yes you are right, the only difference between my cheap bike and your expensive one is the price :rofl .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-23-2005, 03:45 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 51,449
Posted By marndo
I think they'er onto something. Very nice looking...

I think they'er onto something. Very nice looking bike and a good price. Some reviews should be forthcoming soon. Looks like to big trailee market just got another addition :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-20-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By marndo
But did you actually ride it?

But did you actually ride it?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-18-2005, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9,673
Views: 3,901,260
Posted By marndo
the motorcycle gods looked favorably on me this weekend

On the way to Yosemite
http://www.silentadventures.com/images/motorcycle_images/100_1683_sm.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2005, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By marndo
Hey Popey, I'm looking to upgrade my digital...

Hey Popey,
I'm looking to upgrade my digital camera and was wondering what you used to take those awesome pics in your ride report. Mind sharing your camera details?

Thanks,
Marc
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-08-2005, 08:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,340
Posted By marndo
Awe inspiring ride report Chandi :thumb

Awe inspiring ride report Chandi :thumb
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-07-2005, 09:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,849
Posted By marndo
more, more, we want more....:thumb :lurk :beer...

more, more, we want more....:thumb :lurk :beer :ricky
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2005, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By marndo
I was planning a solo run from San Diego to...

I was planning a solo run from San Diego to Yosemite via Bishop this weekend myself but after seeing the superslab gridlocked today I think I may pass. I want to see Yosemite but I don't know if the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2005, 10:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,204
Posted By marndo
Took my litre strom out for some dirt last...

Took my litre strom out for some dirt last weekend. Did a 20 or so miles on east san diego fire roads, up Proctor Valley Rd, Sloan Canyon, then a bunch of nice twisties along Lyons, Japatul, Dehesa,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-28-2005, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By marndo
Great report SVS. Pine Valley is one of my...

Great report SVS. Pine Valley is one of my favorite ride destinations either via the old 80, Lyons Valley Rd, I-94 and summer is a great time to hang in the mountains.

Marc
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2005, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By marndo
Good info. Mine was a little loose. Removed the...

Good info. Mine was a little loose. Removed the clip, loctite, and tightened it good.

Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 26,292
Posted By marndo
ok ok, I deserve that. Seems we are all very...

ok ok, I deserve that. Seems we are all very 'passionate' about our stroms, for good reason. OBTW, my 05 DL1000 doesn't need a PCIII.

:hide
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2005, 01:28 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 26,292
Posted By marndo
Ever notice how DL650 owners seem so preoccupied...

Ever notice how DL650 owners seem so preoccupied with farkleing their bikes whereas DL1000 owners typicall run near stock bikes? Could it be the extra $$ saved is the culprit, or is it something...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2005, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,310
Posted By marndo
Best - It does exactly what I expect and does it...

Best - It does exactly what I expect and does it all well :D

Worst - I don't get enough free time to take it to places I want to go :cry
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2005, 05:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,204
Posted By marndo
You ate some shit ?:huh

You ate some shit ?:huh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2005, 11:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,204
Posted By marndo
Lighten up you asshat :lol3

Lighten up you asshat :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2005, 03:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,204
Posted By marndo
http://www.silentadventures.com/images/cagiva.jpg...

http://www.silentadventures.com/images/cagiva.jpg

Where can I get one of these!?!?!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2005, 10:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,204
Posted By marndo
The stroms are eating away the BMW, KLR, Triumph...

The stroms are eating away the BMW, KLR, Triumph etc. market, get used to it. This is run of the mill evolution of a niche market into fragment markets. Each has its place, there is just more...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,997
Posted By marndo
But wait, theres more, if you act now, you can...

But wait, theres more, if you act now, you can buy 2 of these for the price of one Dakar :rofl .
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