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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By MariusD
At "6.5 I think you'll find the tenere more...

At "6.5 I think you'll find the tenere more comfortable. That's a big boy bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,988
Posted By MariusD
I cant see how a 883 sportster would be more fun...

I cant see how a 883 sportster would be more fun than a 1000 vstrom. I rode the 1200 sportster, and it was fun because of the massive torque that egine provides, but u take that away, and I cant see...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By MariusD
Thanks, good to know. I ended up ordering the...

Thanks, good to know. I ended up ordering the forma majestic since there is an even better special deal $99 on size 44, which is size 10 here in U.S. and is what I typically wear. They also have a...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By MariusD
Forma Majestic as a summer boot?

So I didn't ever realize I should ride with boots in the first place, until a co-worker pointed out that bad things could happen to the feet in a crash.
(I feel saying that was necessary to show...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 101,565
Posted By MariusD
I see, so just like HD, they continued the same...

I see, so just like HD, they continued the same look, just updated the engine and other tid bits im sure. Gotcha. Well, i'm curious to see what their new design will be. Seems they have a solid...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By MariusD
The Voyager is belt driven like the Victory. ...

The Voyager is belt driven like the Victory.

I thought that water cooling would have some benefits on the voyager, but it doesn't at all. Poeple still have serious complaints about engine heat...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 101,565
Posted By MariusD
So maybe they are finally slapping a new look on...

So maybe they are finally slapping a new look on that old design?! It wasn't bad, just long in the tooth at this point. They will probably release a revamped nomad for 2016. Its about time, i think...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By MariusD
Well, parts availability is probably going to be...

Well, parts availability is probably going to be better for a kawi bike in Europe, than a Vic. The thing is I don't know what parts you'd need...

And I stand corrected, the kawi does have hydro...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By MariusD
I have researched both bikes but have only ridden...

I have researched both bikes but have only ridden the Victory Cross Country personally. I own a 2007 Victory Hammer, and will say that in terms of reliability/build quality/maintenance and then the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 101,565
Posted By MariusD
So ive noticed that the 1700 vulcans havent...

So ive noticed that the 1700 vulcans havent changed for nearly a decade. I cant believe a brand new bagger with a shield V1700, basically a road king immitator, still sells for $15k! Seems even road...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 114,820
Posted By MariusD
Well, so you're torn between a 600lb dirt bike...

Well, so you're torn between a 600lb dirt bike built for touring (as odd as that combination may sound, that is what the s10 is) or a 100 lb lighter, nimbler street bike with basic storage and likely...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
Posted By MariusD
Damn, that is nice! Sounds like u might have...

Damn, that is nice! Sounds like u might have gotten a good deal on it. Congrats! Let us know how u like it. Im sure miles will roll by effortlessly on this. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 114,820
Posted By MariusD
Boy... thats a first! Is it because the bike...

Boy... thats a first! Is it because the bike reminds you of him:

http://imgs.tuts.dragoart.com/how-to-draw-roger-the-alien-from-american-dad_1_000000002011_5.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By MariusD
That is the very unfortunate truth. Some say they...

That is the very unfortunate truth. Some say they have fixed those issues with aftermarket parts, but even that seems to be hit and miss alot of times.

The other issue is gearing. Most of the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By MariusD
I've had a "thing" for the Speedmaster ever since...

I've had a "thing" for the Speedmaster ever since they came out. I owned a similar bike, the Suzuki M50, which had a spetty harsh suspension, and based on what I read, the Speedmaster wasn't much...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,670
Posted By MariusD
... and I'm looking forward to your take on how...

... and I'm looking forward to your take on how it compares to the wee2. Based on the specs, it would seem the wee still might remain the better do-it-all bike, but specs alone don't tell the full...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
Posted By MariusD
I'm very surprised by this and other responses in...

I'm very surprised by this and other responses in favor of the vee. How would the vee be more comfortable than the rt on a long trip? Is the seating position really that cramped? Are you really tall?...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,670
Posted By MariusD
Thank's everyone for your input on the cases. I...

Thank's everyone for your input on the cases. I can definietly tell you the strom adv boxes are NOT very aerodynamic, and you notice it on the highway especially. Not that I care particularly much...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,670
Posted By MariusD
How do you guys feel about the sidecases opening...

How do you guys feel about the sidecases opening in a "splitting" fashion as opposed to having a "lid", like on the wee2 adv? I'm always worried that splitting cases will be more prone to leaking...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,670
Posted By MariusD
The vstrom 650 and I'm sure the versys 650 are...

The vstrom 650 and I'm sure the versys 650 are really ideal for the use you describe. I use my vstrom exactly for those purposes, communting and day trips, and really couldn't ask for a better setup....
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
Posted By MariusD
This much travel will very quickly kill the value...

This much travel will very quickly kill the value of any bike, due to milege and simple cosmetic wear and tear that is likely to happen on long trips. You're a prime candidate for buying slightly...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,670
Posted By MariusD
Well, that all sounds legit enough :wink:. Can't...

Well, that all sounds legit enough :wink:. Can't wait to hear your first impressions on the bike!

DUDECLONE: Those are some nice pics you found there! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,670
Posted By MariusD
Op: Mcmann

I'm loving the new design too on this versys, and I will be checking out the 1000 along with an fj09 to see if either one gets me gitty enough to pull the trigger. I am genuinely wondering what you...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 114,820
Posted By MariusD
C'mon guys... First model year of a new...

C'mon guys...

First model year of a new product is always for those who "gotta have it ".
Just like the indian scout not having abs, or the s10 not having cruise. This is where they make their...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 114,820
Posted By MariusD
I think that depends on what you actually value...

I think that depends on what you actually value ...

For my commuting needs I have realized I do not want to deal with a bike heavier than the vstrom, but I want something exhilirating and...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By MariusD
For $12k new, the explorer is a really great...

For $12k new, the explorer is a really great deal, and given your use I would think its the best option out of the three.if to you its also the most comfortable, then I think your decision is pretty...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 48,409
Posted By MariusD
From all the comments and my own experience with...

From all the comments and my own experience with the S10, I believe I can summarize:

The s10 is like that good looking girl, a bit big, but in all the right places. Seems nice, kind, and well...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,891
Posted By MariusD
Nice! Hahaha! Somehow that just seems...

Nice! Hahaha!

Somehow that just seems perfect. This is the one that should catch on, so the wee owners dont feel like they are part of some weeirdo crowd.

WE ARE NO LONGER ALONE!

Now...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,685
Posted By MariusD
Every bagger with a shield seems to cause...

Every bagger with a shield seems to cause buffetting for many riders. Victory Cross Roads, Suzuki 90t boss, and even the Indian Vintage has the same exact problem, when I ride them! I have also...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,932
Posted By MariusD
Take your pick: ...

Take your pick:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=896956

Or for the 2015

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1013814
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 48,409
Posted By MariusD
The engine power argument is an interesting one,...

The engine power argument is an interesting one, and made me realize something. From all the yammys ive riden (s10, raider s, fjr, fz9) I noticed that, with the exception of the fjr, the rest of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 101,565
Posted By MariusD
That boss is a clean looking machine. Nice shot...

That boss is a clean looking machine. Nice shot jayd!
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 69,999
Posted By MariusD
Thanks man, I really think patience will pay off....

Thanks man, I really think patience will pay off. I have had some time to read up on the of the detail of the 2014 and now I just have to have one. Which means either trying to catch some sort of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 101,565
Posted By MariusD
Avon makes a great sport tire in cruiser sizes....

Avon makes a great sport tire in cruiser sizes. See if they have your size. Its very well regarded and a sticky tire.
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,023
Posted By MariusD
Alex, those arent opinions, those are facts. Real...

Alex, those arent opinions, those are facts. Real life numbers in fact. But you're right, I have nothing more to add to this thread of yours, because facts dont seem to interest you. And thats ok...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,023
Posted By MariusD
So if it takes 6 months to ride 5k miles, this...

So if it takes 6 months to ride 5k miles, this comes to... $18.6 per month difference in fuel cost. Ok, so now its a definite deal breaker, cuz now we're talking 4 cheap beers and a tip at a really...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,023
Posted By MariusD
The point I am trying to get across is precisely...

The point I am trying to get across is precisely that, in fact, it isnt as substantial as it appears. If u look at it in % terms, its 24%, which immediately seems, like and *omg, what a HUGE...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,891
Posted By MariusD
Thats my list, minus the goofy bird bike that is...

Thats my list, minus the goofy bird bike that is the V2.

Just like mrbreez said, my strom dominates my riding, so these two bikes will have to be pretty impressive, with no major pitfals for me to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,023
Posted By MariusD
If you ride only 7 months out of the year, then...

If you ride only 7 months out of the year, then your total annual gas cost difference would be even less important....

I did the math on my vstrom and I commute 12 months out of the year. Believe...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,023
Posted By MariusD
So 16.6 difference per month in fuel cost is a...

So 16.6 difference per month in fuel cost is a deal breaker?! :huh

C'mon... that seriously is NOT a good, or even a mediocre argument for considering mpg as a deciding factor between these two...
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