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Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,599
Posted By gonnagetthere
Perhaps, we as members, would be best served by...

Perhaps, we as members, would be best served by allowing the mods and admins of this website determine what bike goes in what forum, accept their decision, and enjoy. Just a suggestion.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
I also noted the centre stand, (original only had...

I also noted the centre stand, (original only had side stand) side cases from the N1K, (original had Givi V35) and what look to be the radial brakes off the N1K as well. Not sure about that last one,...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
That Kawasaki will update the Versys 1000 with...

That Kawasaki will update the Versys 1000 with more than BNG is of interest to me. I'll be even more interested to discover what "functional" changes have been made to the bike than in the cosmetic...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
My dealer expressed a similar but somewhat...

My dealer expressed a similar but somewhat different perspective. He believes the bike does sell "well" for what it is...a niche motorcycle. He also agreed that price point is becoming a more...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,086
Posted By gonnagetthere
Amazing!!! Does raise a question, at least...

Amazing!!!

Does raise a question, at least in my mind. Did electronics help make that save?

Not questioning the unreal talents of MotoGP riders, or trying to start an electronics debate....
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
Hmmm...mild disappointment today. My full face...

Hmmm...mild disappointment today. My full face helmet in size large doesn't fit into the right side case. Not sure if the left side case is wider or not as I never bothered to try it. Made a note to...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
Ok...nothing special, but did manage to take a...

Ok...nothing special, but did manage to take a pic earlier today.
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
Thanks for that jfman, much appreciated. Seems a...

Thanks for that jfman, much appreciated. Seems a shame though...so many good threads in this forum about so many good bikes. Guess I'll need to register at yet another website.
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
Let us know when you get one Bolzen. So...

Let us know when you get one Bolzen.

So I'm curious...does this thread have the most info specific to the Versys 1000?? Is this thread where most Versys 1000 owners hang out?? If not, and if...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
I had the Givi Trekker side cases on my Stelvio....

I had the Givi Trekker side cases on my Stelvio. Liked them for their versatility and their looks. Could just pop the top of the case open, or load larger items from the side. Look good on your...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
Thanks Bolzen and yes mine is magnesium. Only...

Thanks Bolzen and yes mine is magnesium. Only colour available in Canada for 2012.

Funny you should mention the Stelvio. My last bike was a 2009 Stelvio. Felt the same way about it...not...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
Took delivery of a 2012 Versys 1000 demo model...

Took delivery of a 2012 Versys 1000 demo model from the local Kawi dealer yesterday. 8500 km on the clock, and it came with the factory (Givi) side cases. I've put about 300 km on it.

Traction...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By gonnagetthere
If I were you, I'd sell all three, and find a...

If I were you, I'd sell all three, and find a bike that calls to you, meets your needs, and has only minor drawbacks that you can ignore and be happy.
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11,020
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By gonnagetthere
I've heard the same about my Stelvio. :lol3

I've heard the same about my Stelvio. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11,020
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By gonnagetthere
Interesting indeed that you would see that...

Interesting indeed that you would see that particular bike parked outside Kawi HQ Dan. That's the exact colour (Metallic Magnesium Grey) that we got here in Canada as the 2012 model, and they came...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11,020
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By gonnagetthere
Yup, think that would qualify as a dirty air...

Yup, think that would qualify as a dirty air filter. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11,020
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By gonnagetthere
Sure Dan, I'll elaborate, at least as much as I...

Sure Dan, I'll elaborate, at least as much as I can at this point in time. Most of my past riding time has been spent with sportbikes. My Stelvio was an "impulse buy" based mostly on wanting to try...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 251,772
Posted By gonnagetthere
Thanks univibe88 similar range to my Stelvio....

Thanks univibe88 similar range to my Stelvio. Doesn't sound like the Ninja 1000 seat cushion will be as comfortable as the Stelvio is, so I'll likely want to stop for a stretch after 150 miles or so...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11,020
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By gonnagetthere
Time to move on...

I have thoroughly enjoyed following this thread for the past couple of years. I want to thank all you guys for keeping this thread alive, and for your support and assistance during my Stelvio...
Forum: Canada 08-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 104,948
Posted By gonnagetthere
Hope you folks don't mind, but since the K-W area...

Hope you folks don't mind, but since the K-W area isn't really that far from the Niagara area, if you're interested, I have a Moto Guzzi Stelvio for sale in the classifieds.
...
Forum: Canada 08-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,443
Posted By gonnagetthere
Not a Buell, but my Moto Guzzi Stelvio is a twin,...

Not a Buell, but my Moto Guzzi Stelvio is a twin, and it's for sale if anyone's interested.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549301&page=3
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 251,772
Posted By gonnagetthere
So...local dealer just contacted me about a...

So...local dealer just contacted me about a non-current (never sold) 2012 Ninja 1000 he just acquired from another dealer. I recently rode the 2014 version and really liked the bike. I've also done...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 251,772
Posted By gonnagetthere
Hopefully you folks will enjoy this comparo if...

Hopefully you folks will enjoy this comparo if you haven't read it already.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11,020
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By gonnagetthere
Yuo,,,what he said. Had the same thing happen on...

Yuo,,,what he said. Had the same thing happen on my '09 Stelvio.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,056
Posted By gonnagetthere
Looks like a great route. Would enjoy taking my...

Looks like a great route. Would enjoy taking my newer ('09 Stelvio) Guzzi over it someday. Of course a dirty fuel filter will slow down or even stop a newer Guzzi. :lol3

Great pics and write up....
Forum: Racing 06-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,624
Posted By gonnagetthere
I didn't watch FP1 live, but watched all of FP2...

I didn't watch FP1 live, but watched all of FP2 without any tech issues.
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,554
Posted By gonnagetthere
Hadn't heard anything about either Versys model...

Hadn't heard anything about either Versys model getting any form of major update. Would you by chance have a link or two that would lead to more information??

I've been invited to ride a Versys...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 251,772
Posted By gonnagetthere
Demo ride on both models

Rode both models during the Ninja Experience Demo Ride at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga yesterday. Very well organized event, so I got to ride a total of 25 laps. Impressed with both models by...
Forum: Racing 06-10-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,823
Posted By gonnagetthere
Don't really care who wins the race. :D What I...

Don't really care who wins the race. :D What I will totally enjoy is a race long battle for the win. The more riders in that battle the merrier. :clap
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By gonnagetthere
Not one to say a lot, but trust me, I do follow...

Not one to say a lot, but trust me, I do follow WSBK racing. :clap
Forum: Racing 05-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 15,360
Posted By gonnagetthere
:roflHilarious...the look on both their faces....

:roflHilarious...the look on both their faces. :rofl
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11,020
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By gonnagetthere
Thank you sir, much appreciated. :clap

Thank you sir, much appreciated. :clap
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11,020
Views: 1,430,923
Posted By gonnagetthere
back to brake rotors for a bit...

Are the OEM front brake rotors on the '09 Stelvio cast or stainless?? Don't have a magnet handy for a quick check. :D Thanks in advance for replies.
Forum: Racing 05-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 15,360
Posted By gonnagetthere
Watching MM93 I found myself trying to decide if...

Watching MM93 I found myself trying to decide if he was actually working at finding ways to reduce his lap times, or was he just having too much fun trying different chit. :lol3 Decided that in his...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8,103
Views: 1,227,192
Posted By gonnagetthere
This is what I'm thinking about today.

This is what I'm thinking about today.
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By gonnagetthere
Yup, agree with you jfman, it is. GP Bikes is a...

Yup, agree with you jfman, it is. GP Bikes is a "volume" dealership who want product moved fast. I suspect a serious buyer with reasonable negotation skills, will do much better than that.
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By gonnagetthere
Bit of a drive from Montreal, but here's what the...

Bit of a drive from Montreal, but here's what the local Kawi dealer is advertising for a 2012 complete with the Givi V35 bags.

http://nrcracing.ca/special_detail.php?id=460

I've lived in the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,963
Posted By gonnagetthere
more admiration...

for the RS but only from afar. Never owned or ridden one. Saw a blue '02 I think it was, at a local dealership a couple of years ago. Bike looked very well kept considering it had just over 100,000...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By gonnagetthere
Not much feedback

So...it appears Versys 1000 owners are a quiet lot. :D Certainly not the amount of chatter in this thread there is in the S10, Stelvio, or even the Multistrada thread. :lol3 Strange how the Versys...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By gonnagetthere
Agree with you about the weight jfman, and...

Agree with you about the weight jfman, and appreciate your explanation about the wheel and brakes.
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