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Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,360
Posted By basstodave
:cry:ear:cry:ear any info about the TS coming to...

:cry:ear:cry:ear any info about the TS coming to the USofA for 2015? Just curious. Anybody have insider knowledge? Honda has the VFR800 back in the USA market and Suzuki has their 1250 Bandit. Do it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,360
Posted By basstodave
tiger

As far as the wisdom of motorcycle manufacturers, did thousands of consumers shout out for adventure bikes that require 34" inseams? Yeah the ground is rough between the asphalt and your campground...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,360
Posted By basstodave
Please stop posting these reviews. WTF is wrong...

Please stop posting these reviews. WTF is wrong that we can't, won't, aren't worthy to have this bike in the USA.
I agree with ColoradoRider. You suck Triumph!!!
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,892
Posted By basstodave
Wait a minute! The headlights, suspension,...

Wait a minute! The headlights, suspension, windshield, and what all else suck but it's a great bike?!?!?!?
Just kidding.:D......I think
I'm 5'6" and pissed I can't be comfortable on these tall...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,360
Posted By basstodave
+1

+1
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,360
Posted By basstodave
I agree with your sentiment about hi-tech. I also...

I agree with your sentiment about hi-tech. I also lament that we won't see any superb all-rounders here in the exceptional USA. At least one that a 5'6" studly 61 year old could ride and afford.

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-12-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15,365
Views: 1,237,634
Posted By basstodave
Laugh Where to go in Tucson for repair on my Versys

I have a 2009 Versys and am looking for a good shop I can trust for routine repair and maintenance. I have had a terrible experience dealing with Ride Now and CSA in the recent and distant past.
I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 66,360
Posted By basstodave
No interest in the USA? Yeah we need another bike...

No interest in the USA? Yeah we need another bike that is top heavy, and built for someone 6'2" with a 34" inseam. Another pretend we are going off road some day bike. No I can't imagine anyone...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,174
Posted By basstodave
Just have to say Once Again. Motoport is the...

Just have to say Once Again. Motoport is the best. :clap
Just hope Wayne doesn't retire before I stop riding.:lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By basstodave
2009 Versys constant on/off cycling of cooling fan

Hello
I'm hoping someone might have knowledge or experience of this 'problem'.
I brought my 2009 Versys in to an established local shop to have the coolant flushed and replaced. After the service...
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 95,082
Posted By basstodave
Has anyone used this on a Versys and what...

Has anyone used this on a Versys and what placement did you use? How about on a rear spool?
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,174
Posted By basstodave
Long long overdue thumbs up to Motoport. I have...

Long long overdue thumbs up to Motoport. I have stretch jeans and modified Marathon jacket. The jeans fit perfect out of the box. The jacket took a little work to get right for me. If I were riding...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
All the time. If a recent used one comes up for...

All the time. If a recent used one comes up for sale I check them out.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
I apologize if you've already done something like...

I apologize if you've already done something like this already, but can you please type out a numbered list (in order of importance) of what you're looking for in a motorcycle?[/QUOTE]

1)...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
Whew! Thanks for clearing that up for me! ...

Whew! Thanks for clearing that up for me!

To really love motorcycles you have to sort of approach them as watching a movie. Suspend disbelief. IMHO
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
That is a great looking bike. Too bad BMW didn't...

That is a great looking bike. Too bad BMW didn't continue selling the S model. With bar risers and the peg lower I would consider this a great city bike. I have seen these for sale on ebay but I...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23,903
Views: 1,830,668
Posted By basstodave
Starkey: You have an SV1000?????? I have a...

Starkey:
You have an SV1000?????? I have a WeeStrom! Swap? Not looking for a SV650 though.
Forum: Americas 05-15-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23,903
Views: 1,830,668
Posted By basstodave
I think MikeMike was replying to just what I...

I think MikeMike was replying to just what I said. About my not having enjoyed riding in Mexico. He seemed to think that was a pity. And he is right. I live 60 miles away. :cry

VxZeroKnots. Did...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23,903
Views: 1,830,668
Posted By basstodave
[QUOTE=VxZeroKnots;18686662]I think your level or...

[QUOTE=VxZeroKnots;18686662]I think your level or arrogance, and sticking to gringo areas directly correlates with why waiters short change you; tourist traps are rip offs to begin with. That is why...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,344
Posted By basstodave
$17000 or more OTD . Is that reason enough not to...

$17000 or more OTD . Is that reason enough not to buy a naked bike? I can buy a new Triumph Tiger 800 and have enough left over to buy a one or two year old light, fast and economical Japanese inline...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
Thread might be dead, but... I am looking...

Thread might be dead, but...

I am looking hard at the 2011 Honda CB1000r!!! It feels very comfy for my 5'6" frame. Almost fully adjustable suspension. Good brakes. I actually like it's goofy...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
Why does the cheaper ST3r have better brakes and...

Why does the cheaper ST3r have better brakes and suspension than the Tiger 800? I don't think the Tiger owners are complaining about the brakes and suspension but on paper they are spec'd lower?? The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
Thanks. I have upgraded the front fork...

Thanks.

I have upgraded the front fork spring. I also upgraded the front brakes from a two pot sliding caliper to a GSXR 4 pot caliper. The brake conversion initially went well but recently I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
For the OP...you thought the F800R was too...

For the OP...you thought the F800R was too sporty?[/QUOTE]

Just the seat to peg height. I am 5'6" but I have a 31" inseam. Too much bend in the knee. Between my age and a point I made earlier...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
My Motoport gear is well broken in and it is...

My Motoport gear is well broken in and it is simply the best for me.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
I am listening. I test road the f800r today. I...

I am listening. I test road the f800r today. I think I have started a thread about two bikes I though represented some sort of standard for spirited street riding and that they would be versatile,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
:rofl:D That's awesome...dude.:D That...

:rofl:D


That's awesome...dude.:D That reasoning is why I and my girlfriend both own and carry multiple glocks. 'cause ya never know what the other guy is packing. Just joking.
If by your...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
SUV's were marketed to the gullible US market...

SUV's were marketed to the gullible US market because they were built on a truck platform and therefore were exempt from CAFE standards for corporate mpg per sales volume as mandated by Congress. You...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
I know I know there are certainly options. Don't...

I know I know there are certainly options. Don't know what I was thinking. Oh yeah, wait, now I remember. I stupidly keep thinking there is a bike out there that can have a spirited motor, low...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
:cry Triumph ST3r is not for me. Shortish test...

:cry Triumph ST3r is not for me. Shortish test ride, dealer didn't want a lot of miles on it, still informed me of what I needed to know.
Pros: Engine
Brakes
Suspension
Weight
Cons: terrible...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
Too bad the F800r didn't come with a belt. I...

Too bad the F800r didn't come with a belt. I don't necessarily need or want a lower fairing ala the f800ST.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
What exactly do you mean "involving"? ...

What exactly do you mean "involving"?



Test ride on a 2012 ST3r Wednesday at local Triumph dealer. :D

Thanks everyone for sharing your advice and your experience.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
You are making payments? You knocked up your...

You are making payments? You knocked up your girlfriend? Hard lessons.:lol3

I think the ST3 would be significantly different from the Strom. All street, no pretensions to adventure with power,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,461
Posted By basstodave
Which one? BMW F800ST/F800R or Triumph Street Triple R

I think I'm saying bye bye to my Wee. I want a mid sized light, good mpg, road only commuter, sporty funner bike good for daily chores and occasional multi day trips. I am 5'6" and do not want a tall...
Forum: Americas 12-02-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23,903
Views: 1,830,668
Posted By basstodave
Tucson to Ensenada loop

Hello experienced Mexico travellers
I'm considering a loop from Tucson-Mexacali-Tecate-Ensanada-Las Salinas-Mexacali-Tucson. Let's say 4 days on my Wee-Strom. Rain gear, one change of clothes, a few...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23,903
Views: 1,830,668
Posted By basstodave
I live in Tucson and ride a farkled Wee Strom....

I live in Tucson and ride a farkled Wee Strom. She is good to go anywhere. Sadly I have no desire to visit Mexico. Go figure. 60 miles away and it might as well be half way around the world.
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20,895
Views: 3,632,094
Posted By basstodave
suspension

I haven't read the entire thread but I'm sure this has been beat to death, the lack of suspension adjustability. Triumph will likely upgrade that in the second or third year of production. Just like...
Forum: Vendors 12-10-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,381
Posted By basstodave
Mp

Here is a link to the long ongoing Motoport thread on ADV.
We should move this discussion over there to get more input.
I am going to post some pics of my Marathon jacket and a review.
...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,381
Posted By basstodave
Wayne cut me a deal on the alterations and didn't...

Wayne cut me a deal on the alterations and didn't charge me the entire $250. He said that $250 is the standard fee.

Now, my jacket is new. I was somewhat surprised to hear there is a fee. The...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,381
Posted By basstodave
yeah, I'm a little stinky. Don't take me...

yeah, I'm a little stinky.

Don't take me too seriously Tall Rob. You have good intentions and have used this gear longer than me.

I'm still working on getting my Marathon to fit correctly....
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