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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By DolphinJohn
Done. I experienced lane splitting and/or...

Done.

I experienced lane splitting and/or filtering for the first time when I went over to Europe.

It makes a lot of sense and I wondered why it was not allowed here in the Land of the Free....
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 237,214
Posted By DolphinJohn
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/18/6ff4bcb...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/18/6ff4bcb5e27a0366dea746ef47f13802.jpg

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Forum: Vendors 12-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 239,464
Posted By DolphinJohn
I ordered an H4 for my Moto Guzzi V7 on Saturday...

I ordered an H4 for my Moto Guzzi V7 on Saturday night I think. I got it in the mail today. That was really fast.

I installed it just now. Pretty easy, I just cut a little hole in the rubber...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
I did a couple hundred miles today in perfect...

I did a couple hundred miles today in perfect conditions on some nice scenic curvy Florida roads. Yes, they exist.
Ok, it's not the Smokies but it's better than the Keys!!...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,889
Posted By DolphinJohn
Looks great!! Congratulations. .

Looks great!! Congratulations.


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Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,889
Posted By DolphinJohn
What year is your Classic? Does she enjoy...

What year is your Classic?

Does she enjoy riding that?

If I'm not mistaken the seat height is maybe a half inch higher than the TW.

The weight is a bit more but the fun factor would...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,889
Posted By DolphinJohn
Why not a V7 Stone or Special? Edit to...

Why not a V7 Stone or Special?


Edit to add: That's a sweet looking back porch!!


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Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
You had mentioned that a while back so I had...

You had mentioned that a while back so I had already checked. They were indeed loose. Thanks.


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Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
I finished up my 600 mile (1,000km) service...

I finished up my 600 mile (1,000km) service today. I started this weekend but I was waiting for the oil and filter in the mail from the dealer (200 miles away).

Everything is pretty easy to do....
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
This works perfectly. Thank you. Made my ride...

This works perfectly. Thank you. Made my ride today so much more enjoyable not having to think about missing second.

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Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
I did that as well. Maybe I need to go even...

I did that as well. Maybe I need to go even lower.

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Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
My only complaint on my bike so far is that it...

My only complaint on my bike so far is that it doesn't like to shift first to second. I've never had a bike where I hit neutral so much. I've made some adjustments to the play at the lever with a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 237,214
Posted By DolphinJohn
Thanks. I changed it a little bit. ...

Thanks. I changed it a little bit.

http://dolphinjohn.smugmug.com/photos/i-SJ6N5hb/0/L/i-SJ6N5hb-L.jpg

http://dolphinjohn.smugmug.com/photos/i-b8s2tpS/0/L/i-b8s2tpS-L.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
I see what you did there. Mon. ...

I see what you did there. Mon.

http://dizzyfrinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ting%20bottle08067c2f.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
^^^ Beauty!!! .

^^^

Beauty!!!


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Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Tropic Powersports in Ft. Myers. They were...

Tropic Powersports in Ft. Myers.

They were real nice. Husband and wife I think.

While I was there I got a good look at the Aprilia Dorsoduro 750. That looks like a really, really, fun bike....
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Thanks. I'm coming from an LC4 KTM, you can't get...

Thanks. I'm coming from an LC4 KTM, you can't get much more vibey than that.

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Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
I thought I ordered them but I haven't yet. Is...

I thought I ordered them but I haven't yet. Is there a noticeable difference in leg position/comfort? I'm not uncomfortable but I also haven't done anything but short rides. I'm 6'1" with long legs....
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
It is the Racer seat. The chin spoiler is a...

It is the Racer seat.
The chin spoiler is a purely aesthetic plastic piece that hides the oil pan and plug and gives it a little more sporty look, I suppose. It was only around $25-30 from AF1.
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Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Thank you. I agree. (I don't mind Corgis,...

Thank you. I agree. (I don't mind Corgis, really).

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Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Yeah, well I don't like Corgis. :D I...

Yeah, well I don't like Corgis. :D

I disagree. I think the fender was ugly. I love it now. To each his own.

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Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Good point but I think I'm ok. ...

Good point but I think I'm ok.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/04/jy8y8y6a.jpg

I got the seat and black mirrors and chin spoiler thingy on today. I am DONE farkling!!
Oh and I painted the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
I couldn't stand the pile of lights and...

I couldn't stand the pile of lights and reflectors on the rear fender.

http://dolphinjohn.smugmug.com/photos/i-xx5jzLG/0/M/i-xx5jzLG-M.jpg


So I got the fender eliminator. I like it much...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/03/ezehabev.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/03/ezehabev.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
My dealer said not to use a heat gun. I used a...

My dealer said not to use a heat gun. I used a hair dryer and just held it real close and got them real hot.

The ones on the paint came off pretty easy. The ones on the chrome left a lot of glue...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
I considered a Bullitt but there was something...

I considered a Bullitt but there was something about it I didn't quite like. I think the Vortex with the rally stripe has a little bit of a retro look to it but not like I'm trying too hard. If that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 237,214
Posted By DolphinJohn
Here's mine!! I posted these in the V7 thread...

Here's mine!!
I posted these in the V7 thread too.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/29/vahavany.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/29/ajy6aze7.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
A couple of shots from today. It's kind of cool...

A couple of shots from today. It's kind of cool being completely new to the area, getting out and exploring while getting to know the bike at the same time.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Mostly poser cosmetic stuff. :D I needed a...

Mostly poser cosmetic stuff. :D

I needed a new helmet, can't wear my dual sport Arai with the visor. I like this Bell Vortex with the rally graphics.
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Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Thanks, Otter. Will do. I went a little...

Thanks, Otter. Will do.

I went a little crazy shopping online last night. It's going to be like Christmas morning here in a few days.

Really don't want to look at my credit card balance.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Got the stickers off today. Had a chance to...

Got the stickers off today.

Had a chance to take a nice long ride. First impressions are great.

It's not a super fast bike, but it sure is a fun little bike to ride. Exactly what I want right...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Ha! Ok, thanks. .

Ha! Ok, thanks.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Got the turn signal working. As a bonus, I now...

Got the turn signal working. As a bonus, I now know how to remove the tank! (ok, only lifted it up a bit).

A wire pulled out of the connector. Pretty tight, not a lot of slack in that wire. I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/27/e9y6era2.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/27/e9y6era2.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/27/puhadyry.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Well. I have one!! Drove 3 1/2 hours each way...

Well. I have one!! Drove 3 1/2 hours each way to pick it up.

Gave it a look and a little loop in the parking lot, loaded it up in my truck and drove 3 1/2 hours home.

It's late but I couldn't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 237,214
Posted By DolphinJohn
I'm sold on its looks alone. I'll be picking...

I'm sold on its looks alone.

I'll be picking one up hopefully this week.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Yeah, but I want a black Stone. None of those...

Yeah, but I want a black Stone. None of those left over here. Plus I'd feel like the bike was already 2 years old.

Silly, maybe, but that's how I feel.

Is there likely to be any changes for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
When do new model year Guzzis usually come out? ...

When do new model year Guzzis usually come out?

At this point would I be wise to wait a couple of months to either get a '15 or maybe save some money on a leftover '14?

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Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
Skinny bastard!! I'm probably around 10-15...

Skinny bastard!!

I'm probably around 10-15 pounds heavier. I haven't ridden the bike, and it kind of sucks having read comments so now it will be in my head where as maybe I wouldn't have...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,324
Posted By DolphinJohn
How much do you weigh, if you don't mind me...

How much do you weigh, if you don't mind me asking?

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