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Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,724
Posted By healeyblue
Wow! Beat the product to death and request...

Wow! Beat the product to death and request warranty repair. Sure sounds like abuse of the system to me!:huh
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,827
Posted By healeyblue
Like you I am a veteran rider, 58 years. Always...

Like you I am a veteran rider, 58 years. Always owned non-Harleys (over 100), Honda, BMW, Ducati, Norton, Triumph... Now, in my dotage I have gone to a Victory Vision. I considered H-D but ended up...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,532
Posted By healeyblue
Lemmings to the sea!!!

+1 Mountain Eagle. There's just no there there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 30,309
Posted By healeyblue
Target fixation

In almost every case I have known, of a bike not "turning", the rider had target fixation. He looked where he didn't want to go rather than where he wanted to go. Had he done everything right the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By healeyblue
Try www.wildguzzi.com

Try www.wildguzzi.com
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By healeyblue
Wind Noise

Schuberth C3. Nothing else is as quiet. Also own Shoei Neotec and Nolan N104.
Even with the Schuberth I wear earplugs.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-17-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By healeyblue
Only half lost?

Hank,

Caught this post and figured it must be you. Hope you are enjoying Michigan. Won't be making the Michigan Guzzi get together but one never knows where I might turn up.

Your presence is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-28-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By healeyblue
Guzzi V700

If it is a V700 it is probably a 68. Yes rare. Check out the forum @ wildguzzi.com and also guzzitech.com. The Guzzisti there will be glad to help you.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-28-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,807
Posted By healeyblue
Check out the new Guzzi Stelvio. Better than any...

Check out the new Guzzi Stelvio. Better than any of the others two up on the pavement, reliable, durable, great suspension, will carry a lot and....8.3 gallon gas tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,120
Posted By healeyblue
Corbin seats can be very comfortable. When...

Corbin seats can be very comfortable. When properly fit "hard as a rock" works very well. Ever try a steel tractor seat?
Russell Day-Long are the best you can buy for long distance riding. Shaped...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,227
Posted By healeyblue
Stelvio

You owe it to yourself to try a Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Beats the GS at its own game. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,252
Posted By healeyblue
Thumb I currently own both. A Guzzi Norge and a Ducati...

I currently own both. A Guzzi Norge and a Ducati Multistrada (air-cooled).

They both have a unique personality and provide an "involving" experience that most other bikes simply can't accomplish....
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By healeyblue
I have an FS-15 and a Sy-MaxII. I have had other...

I have an FS-15 and a Sy-MaxII. I have had other HJC helmets and the XLs all fit me and seem to be about the same size.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,360
Posted By healeyblue
Check out Wild Guzzi forum...

Check out Wild Guzzi forum (http://www.wildguzzi.com). Lots of Stelvio info there.
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,994
Posted By healeyblue
I have used a Stich Darien for 13 years and it...

I have used a Stich Darien for 13 years and it still works wonderfully well. The stiffness goes away after a few washes in the machine. My wife has a Kilimanjaro that is two years old. It is still...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By healeyblue
Or, considering the dry air we have here, don't...

Or, considering the dry air we have here, don't worry, be happy. My bikes have always been ridden infrequently during the winter and I never put any stabilizer in it. Most fuel is good for at least...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By healeyblue
You might have better luck over on...

You might have better luck over on www.wildguzzi.com. Lots of expertise among the Guzzisti who frequent that forum.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,865
Posted By healeyblue
Its worth $8k if somebody pays that for it. The...

Its worth $8k if somebody pays that for it. The market always determines the value. The seller only determines the asking price and what he will part with something for. Greed doesn't enter this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By healeyblue
I use Geico but all the majors like Allstate,...

I use Geico but all the majors like Allstate, Progressive etc can help you. You should insure the bike for liability at the same level you insure your cars.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,393
Posted By healeyblue
Red Line 10w60 available in almost any US city of...

Red Line 10w60 available in almost any US city of reasonable size. Made in America. $43 or so for 4 liters.
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 17,096
Posted By healeyblue
I think most of us would prefer made in USA....

I think most of us would prefer made in USA. However, if not enough people will pay the required Price for American made products then a company has a choice. Manufacture elsewhere to keep costs down...
Forum: Americas 05-22-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By healeyblue
No matter what you do, you will end up with wind...

No matter what you do, you will end up with wind until you hit Arkansas. The wind on the plains can be a real PITA on two lane roads each time you pass a semi coming the other way. I have tried about...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,990
Posted By healeyblue
I have the Er-20s and convinced my wife to also...

I have the Er-20s and convinced my wife to also get a pair. This review does a good job of summing up my experience with them. http://www.burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=23265 FWIW, I no...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,521
Posted By healeyblue
Why is it less pretentious of a medical doctor to...

Why is it less pretentious of a medical doctor to use the Dr. prefix than a PhD? Both worked hard to earn the right.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By healeyblue
I use TCX Infinitys and find they fit my wide...

I use TCX Infinitys and find they fit my wide foot well.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 28,039
Posted By healeyblue
+1 on the sound of the CBX. Six cylinder engines...

+1 on the sound of the CBX. Six cylinder engines just sound great.
However, for my money, nothing will ever match the sound of a 70s Norton 750.
Something about it was just right.

Triumph...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,141
Posted By healeyblue
Piaggio

+1 on the Piaggio.
If he absolutely positively must have a bike I vote for the Versys or something of similar power and weight.

I am an older rider and while trike is not yet in my thoughts some...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,314
Posted By healeyblue
Durability vs reliability

I have owned over 100 bikes in the 55 years I have been riding. I don't believe BMWs are more reliable than Japanese bikes. I dont believe they ever have been. At least not since the CB750 was...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,604
Posted By healeyblue
I owned one as a toy for awhile. Much is made of...

I owned one as a toy for awhile. Much is made of the clutch issue but I never had that. It has huge pistons and big twins often have a clunky transmission in the lowest gears. This one does as well....
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,448
Posted By healeyblue
Talking Going on my 12th year and still working great....

Going on my 12th year and still working great. Might upgrade to the newer more flexible pads this year.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,196
Posted By healeyblue
When I got my RS new in 1977 the dealer told me...

When I got my RS new in 1977 the dealer told me the lines were just for looks. Never got any fogging on them/ Never got any fogging on my 67 E-type Jaguar either.:D
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,968
Posted By healeyblue
Thank you for the great trip report. I lived in...

Thank you for the great trip report. I lived in Bogota during the 1990s and traveled throughout much of Colombia. I thoroughly enjoyed my years there and would love to have been able to take the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-22-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By healeyblue
Your points are well made. There are, in fact, a...

Your points are well made. There are, in fact, a few manufacturers who do take the measurements you suggest into consideration when making recommendations. However, even with the same torso length...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-20-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,954
Posted By healeyblue
The weather in early December could be blizzard...

The weather in early December could be blizzard or 75F.
I have done cross-country in 30 degree + weather on an ST1100 several years ago. You need to protect your head and neck area from wind so use...
Forum: Australia 11-13-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,232
Posted By healeyblue
The TCX Infinity is quite capable as an ADV boot....

The TCX Infinity is quite capable as an ADV boot. It has good shin protection, is waterproof and adequate ankle protection. It will not provide as much protection from twisting as the Sidi but...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,798
Posted By healeyblue
oil flows

In modern vehicles I don't believe warm up is necessary. We all use multiiviscosity oils that are designed to flow at low temps. Therefore, I don't warm up my vehicles. I drive or ride carefully for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,932
Posted By healeyblue
Demo

Been in the bike and auto business for years. The "Demo" label is nothing other than a marketing tool. A vehicle is sold as "new" when a dealer still has the MSO and the vehicle has never been...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,502
Posted By healeyblue
haul bikes positive

I had a totally different experience with Haulbikes.com.

Needed to have a BMW K1200LT picked up at an apartment complex in the Atlanta area and shipped to Denver. Big issue was that I would not be...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,536
Posted By healeyblue
Stop and Go

Plugged numerous tires with Stop and Go mushrooms. Never a leak. Put 50k miles on a new car tire that caught a nail and was then plugged.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,868
Posted By healeyblue
Hose Clamps

If you choose not to use the screw to tighten clamps the Oetiker work much like the BMW clamps and are used on several other applications including BMW autos. Should you choose to use the Oetiker...
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