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Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
It's been a very solid bike. I had purchased it...

It's been a very solid bike. I had purchased it new in November 2008.

The Regulator/Rectifier recall was one issue. The R/R failure caused me to go through a couple of batteries prematurely. This...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
I'm aiming for 100k by the end of the year :ricky...

I'm aiming for 100k by the end of the year :ricky My poor Guzzi will feel a bit neglected :umph
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
Went for a nice long ride yesterday...

http://vixobs.smugmug.com/Motos/i-sFxrsjr/0/L/P1120195-L.jpg

and had to stop to take a picture of this on my way home...
http://vixobs.smugmug.com/Motos/i-Wz7djGj/0/S/069069mileage-S.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,423
Posted By VixObs
CountryBlonde, first of all, cheers to you for...

CountryBlonde, first of all, cheers to you for your determination :clap
I'm a female rider and it was pretty slow going for me in the beginning when I started six years ago. It took me a couple...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
http://vixobs.smugmug.com/Motos/i-nX2tLpK/0/L/DSCN...

http://vixobs.smugmug.com/Motos/i-nX2tLpK/0/L/DSCN9011-L.jpg

http://vixobs.smugmug.com/photos/i-gxWBZtF/0/L/i-gxWBZtF-L.jpg

Triumph tank bag with a Kriega US40
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
That's more like accent lighting. I'm thinking...

That's more like accent lighting. I'm thinking more along the lines of fog lights. I think I've found some that will work.
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
We definitely should :)

We definitely should :)
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
Definitely! Thanks, makes for a tough decision...

Definitely! Thanks, makes for a tough decision every morning :D

I checked around on all the Street Triple forums and didn't find much. Just curious if anyone here has done it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
Auxiliary lights

Has anyone added lights to their Street3's? I'd like to add some LED fog lights up front and maybe Photonblasters for the rear. Can it handle the voltage for both?
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,533
Posted By VixObs
I got my Sidi Adventure Gortex from a different...

I got my Sidi Adventure Gortex from a different German distributor, Biker-Land.de via eBay:...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,194
Posted By VixObs
I got wet...

During my 12,000 mile Canada/US tour this past summer I had a couple days of riding in non-stop rain. I was wearing my stretch Kelvar Marathon with the rain liner and Tourmaster rain pants over...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
+1 It's starting to look less and less naked....

+1
It's starting to look less and less naked. So sad :cry
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 29,514
Posted By VixObs
Wow...

I was enjoying this thread when all of a sudden it deteriorated. Anyway, boys will be boys...

My reasoning for getting a smaller dual sport are:
1. New to dirt riding (almost 5yrs/90k miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,962,876
Posted By VixObs
+1 I'm researching now for my small bike....

+1

I'm researching now for my small bike. Most likely won't get it unti Spring though. Some good options out there. Little Bike, how did you decide on yours?
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
Have you checked the Street Triple forums? ...

Have you checked the Street Triple forums?
I've put almost 60,000 miles on my '09 and it's been great :D Only one minor electrical issue. Strator was fine though.

Haven't been riding it much...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
Haha, no, 36 psi. Although you must admit that...

Haha, no, 36 psi. Although you must admit that the kind of riding that's done on a trackday is much different than street riding. It's mostly commuting, local canyons and touring for me. I've only...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
I have the Dunlop Sportmax Q2's. They work for...

I have the Dunlop Sportmax Q2's. They work for me. I've been getting 10-11k on the rear and double that for the front.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 23,504
Posted By VixObs
Not true at all. I'm not sure how Steve G got the...

Not true at all. I'm not sure how Steve G got the impression that the Street Triple is top heavy. I'm 5'4" and the Street Triple is a great fit for me. Very light and nimble. I had the opportunity to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 998
Views: 213,113
Posted By VixObs
You can't go wrong with getting a Street Triple...

You can't go wrong with getting a Street Triple :D I have just over 57k on my '09. It's a very versatile bike. I've done multi-week/state touring on it. I prefer 200-400 miles days. My longest day...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22,558
Views: 1,669,984
Posted By VixObs
So Cal to San Felipe to Ensenada

Five us road to Baja this past week. Crossed the border south at Calexico. Spent two days in San Felipe and one in Ensenada. Crossed north at TJ. Had a great time :D No problems whatsoever. The guys...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 558,698
Posted By VixObs
Thanks :ricky Did you switch out the stock...

Thanks :ricky

Did you switch out the stock windscreen on yours?
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,511
Posted By VixObs
I have my pick now of commuting either on my...

I have my pick now of commuting either on my Street Triple or my Moto Guzzi Le Mans. I used to commute on a NInja 250. 115 mile round-trip into LA. Fun times on both :D
You see pretty much every...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 558,698
Posted By VixObs
2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Rosso Corsa

This is California riding weather in January.
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,615
Posted By VixObs
Schott NYC

I got a really good deal on a Schott Perfecto on eBay.
http://www.schottnyc.com/products/women/women/womens-lambskin-perfecto.htm

You can find good stuff here at the Yellow Devil Gear Exchange....
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,748
Posted By VixObs
Kriega

I have the Kreiga US20 and it works great. It's waterproof, sturdy, versatile, good stuff.
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,449
Posted By VixObs
I agree with Rocker, just depends on the rider....

I agree with Rocker, just depends on the rider. I'm 5'4" with a 29 1/2" inseam. If it didn't already have the bar risers I definitely would have added them. I do use a throttle rocker and plan to get...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,449
Posted By VixObs
Nice, but that's what this guy is for :D

Nice, but that's what this guy is for :D
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,539
Posted By VixObs
I've never had any issues with my Transition lens...

I've never had any issues with my Transition lens while wearing either my clear or tinted visors. At work, I'm constantly in and out of buildings and my vehicle and they work great. They don't get as...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,812
Posted By VixObs
Helimot Buffalo Pro

I really like my deerskin Helimot Buffalo Pro gloves https://shop.helimot.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=25
What's really nice is that the finger lengths can be adjusted so you can get a custom fit....
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,539
Posted By VixObs
Rudy Project

I wear the Rudy Project Keja 64 as prescription glasses for both my motor and pedal bikes as well as everyday use. The frame doesn't block your peripheral vision so it's perfect for sporting...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,449
Posted By VixObs
Those are all fun choices. I have three friends...

Those are all fun choices. I have three friends that ride ST3's. The cost of maintenance on those Ducatis is crazy though.



Your buddy is a great guy. He made the whole process go so smoothly....
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,449
Posted By VixObs
Yup, that was the one :D

Yup, that was the one :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,624
Posted By VixObs
Street Triple!

+1
I ride mine on my 115 mile round-trip commute to LA from the IE. I've also done touring, local canyons and track days/schools on it. 53k miles and counting in 3 years.

Sounds like you have a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,449
Posted By VixObs
Rocker, I've seen your posts around. Good stuff....

Rocker, I've seen your posts around. Good stuff. Your set-up looks great. I won't need the trailer though cause I like to travel light. I'm undecided about which cases to get. Either the Givi's or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,449
Posted By VixObs
Here's another pic.

Here's another pic.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,449
Posted By VixObs
2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Lemans Rossa Corsa

I had been looking for a bike to use for sport touring for about a year now. All the ones I had been considering (BMW F800ST, Aprilia Futura, Honda VFR, Ducati ST3), were either too big, too bland...
Forum: Americas 10-18-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22,558
Views: 1,669,984
Posted By VixObs
Now that's a classic pose Pedro. Since I...

Now that's a classic pose Pedro. Since I promised, here's mine.
Forum: Americas 10-14-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22,558
Views: 1,669,984
Posted By VixObs
Thanks :D I believe the thought was more along...

Thanks :D I believe the thought was more along the lines of if it does get dangerous in Mexico, they would use me as a distraction for their quick getaway or offer me up as a bribe.

Pedro, I'll...
Forum: Americas 10-13-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22,558
Views: 1,669,984
Posted By VixObs
So Cal to San Felipe in February

Well I'm glad I found this thread. A couple guys from work have been talking about taking a three day trip from Southern California down to San Felipe Mexico in February. Somehow I got invited as the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 45,994
Posted By VixObs
my street triple

my street triple
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