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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-08-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,422
Posted By squid vicious
When the time comes I'll be buying from Ace. ...

When the time comes I'll be buying from Ace. YMMV but they've been very accomodating when I wanted to demo something. I guess it also helps they're right up the road from me.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-06-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 1,449,832
Posted By squid vicious
That looks like Carnegie. You brought an MTS to...

That looks like Carnegie. You brought an MTS to Carnegie?


:super
Forum: Road Warriors 04-02-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By squid vicious
The S2R1000 and S2R800 had single sided swing...

The S2R1000 and S2R800 had single sided swing arms, that looks like a 900ie to me
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 192,875
Posted By squid vicious
Only the plastic tank bikes had issues. ...

Only the plastic tank bikes had issues. Aluminum...aluminium...no issues with expansion
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,422
Posted By squid vicious
The VVT is really just really fancy cam...

The VVT is really just really fancy cam sprockets. It won't change the service at all, the belt slides on/off in the exact same fashion and the desmo action/cams are still the same. I read it...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-12-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 192,875
Posted By squid vicious
It'll say on the emissions sticker "vehicle...

It'll say on the emissions sticker "vehicle complies blah blah blah with model year 20xx"
Forum: Road Warriors 11-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,573
Posted By squid vicious
Just to avoid any confusion, there is no F model....

Just to avoid any confusion, there is no F model. That's what they thought it was going to be called, instead it turned out to be XR.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-03-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 294,439
Posted By squid vicious
I'm having a similar reaction to it. I rented...

I'm having a similar reaction to it. I rented the 1190 for a 2 up weekend and it convinced me it would be my next bike. I saw the 1290 and it occured to me that's how the 1190 would likely end up...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-02-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 171,029
Posted By squid vicious
stop being rational, this is the internet.

stop being rational, this is the internet.
Forum: Road Warriors 09-30-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,573
Posted By squid vicious
That is not spyshot to actual. The S1000F (top)...

That is not spyshot to actual. The S1000F (top) will be an inline 4 chain driven multistrada competitor based off the S1000R and is still yet to be officially announced. The R1200RS (bottom) is a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-24-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5,172
Views: 896,606
Posted By squid vicious
There's a nut under the center shiny one that...

There's a nut under the center shiny one that needs to be tightened as well if I'm seeing the diagrams correctly. I think when the dealer says "yeah we tried that, it didn't work", they didn't...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-18-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5,172
Views: 896,606
Posted By squid vicious
exactly what I was thinking

exactly what I was thinking
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,547
Posted By squid vicious
Hoptimum?

Hoptimum?
Forum: Road Warriors 08-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,511
Posted By squid vicious
a set of bags and racks (like hepco becker) can...

a set of bags and racks (like hepco becker) can be had for about (or less than) the price difference on those two 620s. I'd say go for the black one.

Also, belts on these are $100 in parts and a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By squid vicious
I rented a 2014 standard for the weekend, found...

I rented a 2014 standard for the weekend, found it to do the exact same thing. That motor just didn't care much for RPM under 3K. Clicked down a gear, let the RPM come up a bit, enjoyed the ride
Forum: Road Warriors 07-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 261,280
Posted By squid vicious
Which Kriega bags are those on the side?

Which Kriega bags are those on the side?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,359
Views: 273,061
Posted By squid vicious
The demo I rode did this. They seemed to think...

The demo I rode did this. They seemed to think it was the steering head bearing. Im not convinced, it also felt like it was something in the fork leg to me
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-31-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 1,449,832
Posted By squid vicious
That's an air cooled motor. Final product is...

That's an air cooled motor. Final product is already confirmed to be liquid cooled.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,228
Posted By squid vicious
For a tank slapper, you're right on.....but his...

For a tank slapper, you're right on.....but his was not a "tank slapper". His was a rear blow out causing a "fish tail" action. You'd want as much weight as possible OFF the rear in this case. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,587,414
Posted By squid vicious
"best" is a bit subjective but with that in mind:...

"best" is a bit subjective but with that in mind: I put the Pro-taper CR High bar on and love the ergo's. Just enough sweep to be comfortable sitting down, and still in a good postion for standing....
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,352
Posted By squid vicious
Wait...are you suggesting we actually ride these...

Wait...are you suggesting we actually ride these things?
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 49,958
Views: 10,623,762
Posted By squid vicious
bump started more FI bikes than I care to count. ...

bump started more FI bikes than I care to count. Won't be a problem.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,352
Posted By squid vicious
Could you describe the ruckus, sir? Our 99...

Could you describe the ruckus, sir?

Our 99 had a ticking/tapping sound starting off and steady cruising, turns out it was the upper chain guide wheel thingy (technical name for it) had worn and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 111,172
Views: 22,587,414
Posted By squid vicious
Just to add a data point, I just fixed a similar...

Just to add a data point, I just fixed a similar "weeping" turns out it was the cam chain tensioner. Unbolted the tensioner, cleaned the old gasket material off, ran a fresh bead of sealant, bone...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 17,687
Posted By squid vicious
c'mon dude, be cool. He was kind enough to drive...

c'mon dude, be cool. He was kind enough to drive all the way up to recover my bike after they air lifted me out of there. That scooby went through some pretty impressive terrain for a car.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,298
Posted By squid vicious
If KTM and Kawi can do it, why not yamaha?

If KTM and Kawi can do it, why not yamaha?
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,375
Posted By squid vicious
maybe i'm missing something....aren't those pics...

maybe i'm missing something....aren't those pics just of the standard speed 3? Or was that just for illustration purposes?
Forum: Road Warriors 03-28-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,352
Posted By squid vicious
buying a motorcycle in and of itself is not a...

buying a motorcycle in and of itself is not a practical decision. go with your heart, not your head.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,240
Posted By squid vicious
it is possible he correctly had his body set...

it is possible he correctly had his body set prior to turn in.....

That said...I hate this bike. I hate it because it actually could replace my MTS. I loved that nothing else out there was...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-07-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,374
Posted By squid vicious
Well then, for the love of god, DON'T ride the...

Well then, for the love of god, DON'T ride the multistrada 1K.....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,888
Posted By squid vicious
the front brake shudder on the MTS is due more to...

the front brake shudder on the MTS is due more to a bad suspension set up than the brakes themselves. I set mine up from day one low in the front, high in the rear, and of course proper...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-07-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,275
Posted By squid vicious
canonball run, san francisco to puerto penasco. ...

canonball run, san francisco to puerto penasco. 932 miles. 17hrs. 110+ degrees.

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/threads/000/163/876/2461681-squid_at_80a.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-28-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,672
Posted By squid vicious
That's saying alot because the showa on the non-s...

That's saying alot because the showa on the non-s MTS is very good. Maybe I should go ride the ULY, just for $h1ts and giggles
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2006, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By squid vicious
That's a good point. One of the parts of the...

That's a good point. One of the parts of the motorcycle that often gets overlooked from an asthetics stand point. I can't find it at the moment, but I remember a picture of a Multistrada with a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-08-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,242
Posted By squid vicious
That is the most rediculously ill-concieved bike...

That is the most rediculously ill-concieved bike I'v ever laid eyes on. Almost as useless as a new modern liter bike on the street.




I'll take one of each. Nice write up, thanks dude
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,691
Posted By squid vicious
*Pssst....."squids" are the ones who DON'T where...

*Pssst....."squids" are the ones who DON'T where leathers. FYI*
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-09-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,619
Posted By squid vicious
MTS has a 180 rear

MTS has a 180 rear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,619
Posted By squid vicious
the bash plate and high mount (if it's the bike...

the bash plate and high mount (if it's the bike I'm thinking of) is one off custom. As for tires, aobut the best you'll find is SM tires, Distanzas and such. You won't fine proper knobbies.
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Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,105
Posted By squid vicious
It makes no difference how much fuel is actually...

It makes no difference how much fuel is actually IN your tank. If you are going up a hill, you are out of gas. If you are going down a hill, you have a full tank. If you are going level, it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,105
Posted By squid vicious
Hi. Sorry for the intrusion. Any thread...

Hi.

Sorry for the intrusion. Any thread about shitty gas gauges should include atleast one reply from a Multistrada owner. Carry on.
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