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Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 23,898
Posted By ViperJustin
I was based at Mountain Home AFB from 2001-2005,...

I was based at Mountain Home AFB from 2001-2005, (then went to Nellis in Vegas). Anyways, I used to drive all the roads around the Owyhee Mountains in southern Idaho, eastern Oregon, and northern...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,936
Posted By ViperJustin
I've never understood the appeal of the Jesse...

I've never understood the appeal of the Jesse panniers. They're ugly, barely stand on their own, and you can't strap anything to the top.
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By ViperJustin
Stupid question: I had a $50k rock crawler...

Stupid question:

I had a $50k rock crawler (Dana 60s, coil overs, 9k winch, blah blah blah, etc), and you need one for the kind of crawling I did. But why would someone ever need one on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By ViperJustin
A friend has a gallon roto-pac mounted on each...

A friend has a gallon roto-pac mounted on each lid of his 2013 GSA panniers.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,125
Posted By ViperJustin
Wait! This thread was started by a BMW owner......

Wait! This thread was started by a BMW owner... WTF? (Is this one of those circle jerks everyone talks about?)

And the guys that are commenting about their reliable bikes with 4k, 7.5k, 12k...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By ViperJustin
I was turned away last year from 17 mile. But...

I was turned away last year from 17 mile. But I've driven it before...

Big Sur is beautiful, but nearly everything north of San Francisco is much better in my opinion. It is much quieter and...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,936
Posted By ViperJustin
Thanks for the info so far. I might have an issue...

Thanks for the info so far. I might have an issue with the ES since I'm about 260 lbs with gear (6'5"). I will definitely go for a 14 since the 10k deals don't really seem to exist. Mind as well...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 4,499,936
Posted By ViperJustin
Is it at Temecula Motorsports (or whatever its...

Is it at Temecula Motorsports (or whatever its called)? They have a few 13 whites left and were quoting me 12.9k OTD.

Im considering it, but Im also considering a new '14 ES. For those that have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 595,300
Posted By ViperJustin
I'd go with the ktm 1290. I rode one around the...

I'd go with the ktm 1290. I rode one around the block (following a dealer...). That thing is amazing.



On another note:
My MegaMoto will be up for sale in the next week or so. Yes, it's an...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,530
Posted By ViperJustin
I actually stopped in there a couple days ago to...

I actually stopped in there a couple days ago to talk about those "$9999" Super Tens. I was ready to buy right there if it was around 11k or less. Long story short, OTD pricing for me (Im from...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,530
Posted By ViperJustin
The dealers here (Vegas) all want 14k plus OTD...

The dealers here (Vegas) all want 14k plus OTD for leftover 12s-13s. I'm really considering going with the newer 2014. I'm being told by an independent Yamaha dealer that they'll take off a grand...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,188,281
Posted By ViperJustin
I don't use it for it's intended purpose anymore....

I don't use it for it's intended purpose anymore. I've "matured" a bit, now that I have a baby girl. All I've been doing recently is touring and touring on a MegaMoto is a literal pain in the ass....
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,188,281
Posted By ViperJustin
I saw at least a dozen of these little guys in...

I saw at least a dozen of these little guys in San Diego this last week. Seems like a perfect city bike/ranch bike.
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,188,281
Posted By ViperJustin
Mine will be up for sale VERY soon. Today: ...

Mine will be up for sale VERY soon.

Today:
Super Tenere. I checked out a 14 today. Very nice upgrades from the 12-13s.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-25-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By ViperJustin
Lately, all I've been thinking about is riding...

Lately, all I've been thinking about is riding the Lost Coast. Thanks for fueling the fire with your RR.

I think I need to plan something for next year.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8,598
Views: 1,684,432
Posted By ViperJustin
Awesome pics, Desert Dave!

Awesome pics, Desert Dave!
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,188,281
Posted By ViperJustin
No kidding! If theres a XT700 "mini Tenere" or...

No kidding! If theres a XT700 "mini Tenere" or whatever itll be, Im set! Lightweight (relatively speaking...), good power, incredible reliability, and cheaper than an F800 or whatever.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By ViperJustin
Just to add, I just rode 2700 miles a week ago on...

Just to add, I just rode 2700 miles a week ago on my MegaMoto. I have a little windscreen, but the air hits my chest and head constantly. Ive never had any peak issues and I have no vibration...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,188,281
Posted By ViperJustin
Today, a KTM 690 Enduro for the rough stuff. ...

Today, a KTM 690 Enduro for the rough stuff. Feels nice and light, and it feels good under my tall ass. Just wish it could be used for long haul riding.

So I guess I want two bikes:

Local:...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By ViperJustin
I have both. The AFX is junk....

I have both.


The AFX is junk. Unfortunately, I didn't know this for the three years that I wore it. It fit great for the first week. After that, I had a pressure spot on the top of my head and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,297
Posted By ViperJustin
What the fuck am I reading here? Dude buys...

What the fuck am I reading here?

Dude buys motorcycles he can't afford.
Dude lives with parents.
Dude takes the worst pics ever. (Pics do not correlate with the story. Ex: Repo guy with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 595,300
Posted By ViperJustin
My trip starts tomorrow morning. -Vegas to...

My trip starts tomorrow morning.

-Vegas to Glacier NP via highway 93.
-Then down to Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
-Then through Utah via highway 24 and 12 (12 is amazing).
-Lastly, a nights...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By ViperJustin
I'm still familiarizing myself with the Super...

I'm still familiarizing myself with the Super Tenere, but isn't there an Ohlins kit available?
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,892
Posted By ViperJustin
As someone who has owned a car VERY similar to an...

As someone who has owned a car VERY similar to an Ariel, I'll be extremely interested in this bike if it comes to the USA. I'll be ready to buy in a couple years.

Honda power, great suspension,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,592
Posted By ViperJustin
Inirtia. A heavier flywheel has less tendency to...

Inirtia. A heavier flywheel has less tendency to stall at lower speeds, like crawling across rocks. A light flywheel allows the engine to rev much quicker from idle to redline. It gives it a much...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,209
Posted By ViperJustin
I'll be there July 11th! :clap Rolling through...

I'll be there July 11th! :clap Rolling through there with a loaded up MegaMoto.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By ViperJustin
Clark county school district is the second...

Clark county school district is the second largest in the country. And they have virtually no money (it all goes back to the casinos and mining. You can thank your local govt for that). If you live...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By ViperJustin
I live in the southwest side of Vegas in the...

I live in the southwest side of Vegas in the Enterprise area. It's mostly newer construction out here, as in maybe 10 years old at the most. Most schools are rated pretty good in this area, and it's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,209
Posted By ViperJustin
An inmate and I are heading up to Glacier next...

An inmate and I are heading up to Glacier next week. Hopefully the pass is open by then.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8,598
Views: 1,684,432
Posted By ViperJustin
Yup. When I signed on, I was drinking the koolaid...

Yup. When I signed on, I was drinking the koolaid pretty heavily.
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,770
Posted By ViperJustin
"BMW koolaid drink purty gooooood." ...

"BMW koolaid drink purty gooooood."

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_izy_T_tOZXY/SZwImBbXL8I/AAAAAAAABy4/FEEkvPJAD4g/s320/Kool-Aid.jpg

I'll be selling mine soon. Next up: Super Tenere.
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8,598
Views: 1,684,432
Posted By ViperJustin
Two more reasons why I'm choosing the Super...

Two more reasons why I'm choosing the Super Tenere over a BMW:

(I was at the dealer getting a couple last things checked on my bike)

1. A customer at the dealership was getting his '08 GSA back...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By ViperJustin
R1100GSs go for around $4k. Why not look at that?...

R1100GSs go for around $4k. Why not look at that? There's plenty of 80s Japanese bikes that would do the job too.
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,770
Posted By ViperJustin
I disagree about the abs. The new KTM 1190 and...

I disagree about the abs. The new KTM 1190 and Super Tenere are both superior to the BMW. However, BMW vs the new Strom? I don't know. I haven't ridden the Strom yet.

The suspension on the GS is...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8,598
Views: 1,684,432
Posted By ViperJustin
It looks like I'll be going with my initial gut...

It looks like I'll be going with my initial gut instinct.


Super Tenere


Im taking the MegaMoto on one last trip (July 9 to 16), Vegas to Glacier NP via 93, then down 89 through Jellystone,...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8,598
Views: 1,684,432
Posted By ViperJustin
I like the 800xc. But I think there's just too...

I like the 800xc. But I think there's just too many minor issues about it I don't like.

So it's the slow and steady DR650 or fast and heavy Super Tenere...

Thanks for the input.
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8,598
Views: 1,684,432
Posted By ViperJustin
I want to also comment that these S10 threads are...

I want to also comment that these S10 threads are probably the friendliest on the board. Anyways, I'm in one hell of a predicament.

Very short version:
A. Keep MegaMoto and buy one of the three...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,257
Posted By ViperJustin
I have an HP2 MegaMoto that I tour on. Travel...

I have an HP2 MegaMoto that I tour on. Travel always requires a lot of gas stop preplanning. There's stretches in Nevada that go 150 miles without gas, or anything for that matter.
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,188,281
Posted By ViperJustin
When a Ducati Diavel doesn't have enough power......

When a Ducati Diavel doesn't have enough power...

http://uncrate.com/p/2014/06/ariel-ace-motorcycle.jpg

Edit: Few more.....
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,892
Posted By ViperJustin
Yes, please!!! :D ...

Yes, please!!! :D

http://m.autoblog.com/2014/06/25/ariel-ace-motorcycle-official/?post=1&icid=autoblog_river_article
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