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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,661
Posted By oldoval
Follow up... Saturday I got to take a 15 minute...

Follow up... Saturday I got to take a 15 minute test ride on the new Caponord followed by the same test on a new Mutlistrada 1200S. Here are my observations.

The Capo was up first.

Walking...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,661
Posted By oldoval
http://www.motorcycle.com/ Has a review of the...

http://www.motorcycle.com/ Has a review of the new Capo against the Multistrada and the Ninja 1000. They rip the Capo for poor suspension action, poor handling, and poor fueling. The video is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 254,607
Posted By oldoval
Uh, OK. Cool story. .

Uh, OK. Cool story.

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Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 285,083
Posted By oldoval
They just put it up on the Honda site. Here's the...

They just put it up on the Honda site. Here's the link.....

http://powersports.honda.com/street/adventure.aspx

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 122,604
Posted By oldoval
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http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Landscapes-2014/i-DxRb68m/0/XL/IMGP9209-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 104,577
Posted By oldoval
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http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Landscapes-2014/i-9mkkgdP/0/XL/IMGP9211-XL.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,245
Posted By oldoval
Yep, look at other dealers, no good reason to pay...

Yep, look at other dealers, no good reason to pay over retail. I would guess that in a few months when the season starts winding down you will find V-Stroms well below retail.

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Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By oldoval
Sorry to hear about that. Don't give in just...

Sorry to hear about that. Don't give in just yet...the bitchy wheel gets the grease.
I work with insurance companies on a daily basis..... I've learned to lower my expectations.

Edit: There are...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,245
Posted By oldoval
As John said I too would come to a different...

As John said I too would come to a different conclusion than you. BMW has already had a rash of switch problems with their new design. Some owners are on their 3rd or 4th set of switches in...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,245
Posted By oldoval
I'm in a similar boat right now as I too am...

I'm in a similar boat right now as I too am shopping for my next bike.

A friend just bought a new GS Adventure. Awesome bike. Love the motor, tons of torque everywhere, great suspension, light...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By oldoval
Again, I'm curious to see how this plays out....

Again, I'm curious to see how this plays out. Keep us posted, good luck.

As far as bikes, I can't think of another bike that fits your needs better than the Wee. You could take your insurance...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By oldoval
Retail on an '05 DL650 is $3200. You sure you're...

Retail on an '05 DL650 is $3200. You sure you're going to get $4-5K ?? I'm curious to see how this plays out.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,643
Posted By oldoval
You're not serious are you? Many Yamaha FJRs,...

You're not serious are you? Many Yamaha FJRs, Honda STs and Goldwings, Kawasaki Concours, etc. with over 100k. Bikes that at the time of their production had complicated technology and structures.
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Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,209
Posted By oldoval
Life is much more enjoyable when you remove the...

Life is much more enjoyable when you remove the stick from your ass.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,209
Posted By oldoval
Bazinga !! :lol3

Bazinga !! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,872
Posted By oldoval
Go here. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/ ...

Go here. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/

There are side case brackets available (SW Motech Quick-lock) that will let you fit just about any hard bags that Givi, Hepco, Krauser, etc. makes. This is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,872
Posted By oldoval
SV will be a sportier riding position than the...

SV will be a sportier riding position than the V-Stroms and feel like a much smaller bike. Bar backs can bring the bars to a similar position but the seat to peg distance will still be tighter and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,209
Posted By oldoval
Not running down anyone's choices, nor am I dick...

Not running down anyone's choices, nor am I dick swinging, my current bike has a whopping 26 HP. Don't need to make myself look smarter either....I'm already a genius and painfully good looking.
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Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,209
Posted By oldoval
So by the Honda apologists way of...

So by the Honda apologists way of thinking.....Yamaha should neuter their engine so it gets better gas mileage, add 77 lbs of lead weight, and charge $800 more than they are currently asking in order...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,872
Posted By oldoval
660 would refer to ABS/Dry most likely. Other...

660 would refer to ABS/Dry most likely. Other sites quote similar if not exact specs as Wikipedia for each bike. Regardless, the 1100 is not significantly lighter by any stretch of the imagination. A...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,872
Posted By oldoval
Wikipedia ST1100 Non ABS 635 Dry Wikipedia...

Wikipedia ST1100 Non ABS 635 Dry
Wikipedia ST1300 Non ABS 631 Dry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_ST1300

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_ST1100


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Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,872
Posted By oldoval
The ST1100 and ST1300 are almost identical in...

The ST1100 and ST1300 are almost identical in weight. I think some specs actually show the 1300 lighter. It is an often repeated myth that the 1100 was lighter.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,872
Posted By oldoval
You mentioned the ST1100. Why not the ST1300?...

You mentioned the ST1100. Why not the ST1300? They've been around since '03 so the prices are getting pretty low. I sold my '06 in 2009 for $6800 when I was in a bind. :cry You may end up getting one...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By oldoval
Pssst... ...

Pssst...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831026

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Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,643
Posted By oldoval
I saw a new Wethead parked at the library here in...

I saw a new Wethead parked at the library here in Cedar City, UT. Was backed into the space so I didn't see where the plates were from. Nice looking bike in person. First one I've seen come through...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 419,800
Posted By oldoval
Has anyone here tried adapting a powered gyro to...

Has anyone here tried adapting a powered gyro to a helmet? Something like this is made for quadcopters but could easily be adapted for a helmet mount.
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Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,450
Posted By oldoval
JerryH is in here because you guys are...

JerryH is in here because you guys are entertaining. You're like the Bigfoot crowd.....you want so hard to believe. :lol3

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Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,819
Posted By oldoval
Just for fun, take one for a spin if you get the...

Just for fun, take one for a spin if you get the chance. I'm not really a parallel twin fan myself, but the Yamaha doesn't really feel like a traditional parallel. It's really smooth with tons of...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,819
Posted By oldoval
I got to do a showroom sit today. Noticed a...

I got to do a showroom sit today. Noticed a couple of things that are different from the '06 1000 I used to own....

New bike feels much more compact than the old bike. Slimmer and less top heavy...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 298,129
Posted By oldoval
Those are bad ass. Special builds? Cow fur? ...

Those are bad ass. Special builds? Cow fur? Where and how much?

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,811
Posted By oldoval
Nice camera work! You hit all of my favorite...

Nice camera work! You hit all of my favorite roads.

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Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,661
Posted By oldoval
Where does it call itself an "adventure bike" ? ...

Where does it call itself an "adventure bike" ?

It's a sport-tourer. I agree it would be nice to have some power outlets, but that is a cheap fix. I just don't understand why people keep putting...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,819
Posted By oldoval
We get it, you've told us over and over again in...

We get it, you've told us over and over again in this thread you don't like the bike. Time to move on, no need to be a dick.

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Forum: Beasts 04-02-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,819
Posted By oldoval
mcmann..................You're starting to sound...

mcmann..................You're starting to sound like you own Suzuki stock or something.

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Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,661
Posted By oldoval
Another very favorable review.......... ...

Another very favorable review..........

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/aprilia/2014-aprilia-caponord-1200-travel-pack-review-video.html

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Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,819
Posted By oldoval
Don't think of it as an "adventure" bike....

Don't think of it as an "adventure" bike. Adventure is just a term used to sell bikes and a lifestyle. No different than what Harley has been doing for decades. Think of it as a modern "standard". A...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,819
Posted By oldoval
Poor slow speed behavior compared to every other...

Poor slow speed behavior compared to every other bike I have ever owned or ridden including some very heavy bikes such as the ST1300. Heavy doesn't have to mean poor slow speed handling.

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Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,819
Posted By oldoval
Rear pre-load cranked, slid the forks up, checked...

Rear pre-load cranked, slid the forks up, checked steering head play even though it was a new bike, etc. No change. I tried everything I could think of while I owned it. I chalked it up to poor...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,819
Posted By oldoval
Question for new Strom owners. It may be a little...

Question for new Strom owners. It may be a little early since owners are just now bringing them home.

I had a 2006 DL1000. Lots of things I didn't like about it. Rough engine, suspension,...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 443,819
Posted By oldoval
A large number of salesmen at dealerships are not...

A large number of salesmen at dealerships are not motorcycle enthusiasts, they are salesmen. You the consumer and enthusiast, are likely much more knowledgeable about the product they are selling....
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