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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Radar Rider
I want something I can tour on thats still fun to...

I want something I can tour on thats still fun to ride in the twisties and can handle off-road.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-04-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Radar Rider
I would not be opposed to a 950 in good condition...

I would not be opposed to a 950 in good condition by any means. But I figured the 990s have benefited from recent tech, no?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Radar Rider
My first impression is that the ranges you guys...

My first impression is that the ranges you guys are stating (say 250km or so) seems on the low end for some reason.

for example in this article on the 07 990 it states theirs got 42.9mpg with a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-03-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Radar Rider
I don't have a 990 yet but am interested in one. ...

I don't have a 990 yet but am interested in one. What kind of range do they usually get? (km or miles)
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 175,735
Posted By Radar Rider
what was it?

what was it?
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,879
Posted By Radar Rider
Are you the 'honest Abe' he speaks of in the...

Are you the 'honest Abe' he speaks of in the first chapter?
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,879
Posted By Radar Rider
Just as an FYI I took the liberty of copying his...

Just as an FYI I took the liberty of copying his 'book' off the blog and editing it into a word document - nothing major, just line breaks and indentation so that it's more readable than the blog. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,879
Posted By Radar Rider
Yeah what's up with the sticky status?

Yeah what's up with the sticky status?
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,879
Posted By Radar Rider
Well if you haven't come across the writings he...

Well if you haven't come across the writings he did on a blog justifying his decision to die - it is one of the most profound pieces I've ever read. It is depressing, but but amazing in the degree...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,879
Posted By Radar Rider
He was 30.

He was 30.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2009, 02:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,575
Posted By Radar Rider
And you did on a fucking RSV too... props!

And you did on a fucking RSV too... props!
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,378
Posted By Radar Rider
hmm after reading the responses so far it seems...

hmm after reading the responses so far it seems most of you are all for going the distance on the monster and some have even done it themselves... I guess you guys are a little more batshit than I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,378
Posted By Radar Rider
...nice.... very nice.... dig the ohlins - that...

...nice.... very nice.... dig the ohlins - that S4 come with them?
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,378
Posted By Radar Rider
I'm also considering tossing it in the back of...

I'm also considering tossing it in the back of the truck for the drive to LA, unloading the bike and riding up the coast with frequent stops, then back to LA and back in the truck for the haul back. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,378
Posted By Radar Rider
Yeah that would be great.... My problem is...

Yeah that would be great....

My problem is that the only other bikes I would consider getting would be a ktm 950 or multistrada.... would set me back some.

I'm going to order some bar risers...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,378
Posted By Radar Rider
Haha luckily I'm not - I've done 3 so far... but...

Haha luckily I'm not - I've done 3 so far... but that was more or less in stock form. I guess I could go for the bar risers and windscreen and do a short hop to test it out first too...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,378
Posted By Radar Rider
Should I bother trying to set up my Ducati Monster for touring?

Here's the deal

I am in desperate need of the healing powers of a long-distance motorcycle journey. I'm sick of working for the man and ready to quit my job and just go ride

Thinking of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,012
Posted By Radar Rider
Yeah it is.... for awhile there a Ducati came...

Yeah it is.... for awhile there a Ducati came with 2 black keys and a red key, the red key is necessary to make copies of the black ones.

Probably won't have to worry about it but if it comes up...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,920
Posted By Radar Rider
can't say for sure but that red bike looks like...

can't say for sure but that red bike looks like one of Aprilia's smaller displacement (125 or 250cc) racing bikes. There's a similar one at my local Duc dealer. Super light and fun!
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,920
Posted By Radar Rider
Congratulations on your ride man, that is one...

Congratulations on your ride man, that is one sweet Aprilia! You going to do anything with the pipes?

That Futura is a nice find too... that will be a great road bike for someone..
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,113
Posted By Radar Rider
Very cool - Sweden is beautiful in the summer!

Very cool - Sweden is beautiful in the summer!
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,879
Posted By Radar Rider
Fair enough, but I don't mind saying reading...

Fair enough, but I don't mind saying reading Clayton's book (that's what it was, really, it was just posted in blog form) inspired and challenged me. He was a gifted writer and intellectual.
Forum: EMEA 06-11-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,390
Posted By Radar Rider
thanks jaja... I was afraid that was the case ...

thanks jaja... I was afraid that was the case

man that is some serious suck... I was really banking on being able to take a ferry to Norway.

Sounds like Denmark may have to be the next...
Forum: EMEA 06-10-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,390
Posted By Radar Rider
Are there any ferries left from UK to Norway?

I can't seem to find any online since DFDS Seaways canceled their ferry route from Newcastle to Bergen/Stavanger last year... but I find it hard to believe there is no more ferry service at all...
Forum: EMEA 06-10-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By Radar Rider
Of course now it turns out the ferry route from...

Of course now it turns out the ferry route from Newcastle to Norwegian ports closed last year... motherfuck!! :becca
Forum: EMEA 06-10-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By Radar Rider
So as the time draws nigh I'm trying to get it...

So as the time draws nigh I'm trying to get it together and have been checking this link...
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,785
Posted By Radar Rider
very cool :D

very cool :D
Forum: EMEA 05-24-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,913
Posted By Radar Rider
Yeah I've pretty much written off shipping for a...

Yeah I've pretty much written off shipping for a short trip - not the way to go.
Forum: EMEA 05-19-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By Radar Rider
I'm thinking a Ducati Multistrada :evil

I'm thinking a Ducati Multistrada :evil
Forum: EMEA 05-19-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By Radar Rider
definitely used. Do the prices on those sites...

definitely used. Do the prices on those sites include tax?
Forum: EMEA 05-19-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By Radar Rider
Well I must say picking up a new bike and...

Well I must say picking up a new bike and starting my journey in Limerick does have a kind of appeal to it :D


and thanks for the links - that helps!
Forum: EMEA 05-18-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By Radar Rider
buying a bike in Europe

I am thinking of taking a trip from the States to Europe and buying a bike in the UK to set off on... what do I need to know about -

taxes?
registration?
insurance?

all that good stuff. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Radar Rider
Awesome! Sweden is great. With any luck I will...

Awesome! Sweden is great. With any luck I will be there the same time on a Ducati Multistrada... hmm I'm thinking Nordkapp :)
Forum: EMEA 05-18-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,913
Posted By Radar Rider
So is it pretty much impossible to have a bike...

So is it pretty much impossible to have a bike shipped over for less than $1k? I've gotten some quotes from a few outfits and they are pretty high, over $2500 from one.... :eek1

Even though I'd...
Forum: EMEA 05-17-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,898
Posted By Radar Rider
Sacrebleu! :D

Sacrebleu! :D
Forum: EMEA 05-17-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,913
Posted By Radar Rider
So - how much are we in the US looking at to ship...

So - how much are we in the US looking at to ship a bike to Europe? Since I am cheap I guess I am not going to do air shipping... which is ok I have time...

I want to spend a few months in Sweden...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-13-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By Radar Rider
how is that? it seems the common opinion is that...

how is that? it seems the common opinion is that the GSA is the more comfortable distance machine... just curious.

I want to get a 950 soon..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By Radar Rider
Go for the new one and pm me the other guy's...

Go for the new one and pm me the other guy's phone # if you don't mind.
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,879
Posted By Radar Rider
Yes. Yes. It's not just about fun.

Yes. Yes. It's not just about fun.
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,879
Posted By Radar Rider
Well, he was a pretty outspoken Atheist, so not...

Well, he was a pretty outspoken Atheist, so not real sure about that. I read his posts over at the CureCare forums and his position on the subject was pretty evident.

Not trying to burst...
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