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Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By oldoval
Best thread ever ! .

Best thread ever !

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Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,713
Posted By oldoval
I didn't notice any difference on my short test...

I didn't notice any difference on my short test rides. Maybe owners that have ridden both extensively could answer that better than I. I did notice almost immediately that the new windscreen seems...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,713
Posted By oldoval
So here's my take. I test rode an ST in the...

So here's my take.

I test rode an ST in the spring of '13. I loved it. Nice engine that fit my riding style, nice ergos, brakes, build quality, etc. I wasn't ready to buy, just tire kicking, but...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 46,382
Posted By oldoval
Awesome find. Yamaha is really busting out some...

Awesome find. Yamaha is really busting out some killer bikes lately.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-16-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 279,236
Posted By oldoval
Glad to see you posting again. I always like...

Glad to see you posting again.

I always like to visit the bus.

http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff/i-txHwVxP/0/L/IMGP4306-1-L.jpg

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Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 168,829
Posted By oldoval
*Bump* The new Versys 1000 is on Kawasaki's...

*Bump*

The new Versys 1000 is on Kawasaki's U.S. website now.

http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/2015-VERSYS-1000-LT

Price TBA. Anyone want to guess? :ear

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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-14-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,398
Posted By oldoval
Hey, I know that valley! ...

Hey, I know that valley!

http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Landscapes-2014/i-qxRMwwV/0/L/IMGP9152-2-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,822
Views: 426,584
Posted By oldoval
Sig line material. :lol3

Sig line material. :lol3
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,275
Posted By oldoval
I wish that were true, but I'm often amazed at...

I wish that were true, but I'm often amazed at how little remorse people seem to show for "accidents".......that is until they have to suffer the consequences of their own stupidity.

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Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,873
Posted By oldoval
You're an asshole............. .

You're an asshole.............

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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,275
Posted By oldoval
Unbelievable. :cry The KSL article states: ...

Unbelievable. :cry

The KSL article states: "Investigators believe the accident was “a case of unfortunate timing,” "

I guess the good ole boy mentality will come into play here. Local...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,873
Posted By oldoval
I'm not sure what you mean by "internet hype" vs...

I'm not sure what you mean by "internet hype" vs "reality". What is that? Is something someone posts on a forum not real? Would hundreds of people from different locations come on a forum and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,103
Posted By oldoval
All my previous Suzukis and Hondas have been...

All my previous Suzukis and Hondas have been slick shifters. My Yamahas have been somewhat notchy. The worst shifting bike I have ever ridden was a demo Tiger 1050.

Preloading the shifter on any...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,862
Posted By oldoval
No, it's just that there are already many huge...

No, it's just that there are already many huge threads devoted to the new Yamaha.

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Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,862
Posted By oldoval
No way !!!!!! .

No way !!!!!!

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Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 54,162
Posted By oldoval
I like it. Bikes like this, the Multistrada,...

I like it. Bikes like this, the Multistrada, Versys 1000, Tiger 1050, etc, check the right boxes for me.

Unfortunately the passenger space/seat looks like an afterthought on the BMW. :cry
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Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 168,829
Posted By oldoval
Whoa now! That looks like a healthy update. I was...

Whoa now! That looks like a healthy update. I was thinking Kawasaki might abandon the 1000 ....... maybe not. :clap

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Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,176
Posted By oldoval
I love new bikes...love 'em. Even if it's...

I love new bikes...love 'em. Even if it's something I'm not directly interested in like sport bikes and cruisers.

But.....I sure hope this year Kawasaki fills in some of the empty spots in their...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 168,829
Posted By oldoval
I've been holding out hope as well that this bike...

I've been holding out hope as well that this bike would make it to the US. Funny thing is, it's been so long it's probably due for an update now.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 50,620
Posted By oldoval
Oh wow, I didn't know GT passed. That man cooked...

Oh wow, I didn't know GT passed. That man cooked me many fine burgers over the years. R.I.P.

Any more info on his passing, obit, etc ??
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By oldoval
Not to turn this into an ST1300 thread, but.... ...

Not to turn this into an ST1300 thread, but....

On our ST I did some experimenting to find out where the wind was coming from that was hitting my wife. Turns out it was coming from under the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By oldoval
Your gut reaction will be to look at bikes with...

Your gut reaction will be to look at bikes with big fairings and windscreens..... this may not be the solution.

While bikes like my previous ST1300 offer a lot of protection by creating a large...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,633
Posted By oldoval
[QUOTE=jazzmans;24855035] I'm with you. My...

[QUOTE=jazzmans;24855035]

I'm with you. My last dozen bikes had neither traction control nor ABS, and I somehow miraculously lived through the experience. Screw power modes too. Just give us one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,633
Posted By oldoval
I like it. Even has a real passenger seat....

I like it. Even has a real passenger seat. Similar to the Versys 1000, which is a good thing.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,481
Posted By oldoval
This is my Versys before I sold it. Didn't really...

This is my Versys before I sold it. Didn't really suit me because I wanted something for two-up touring, but solo it was pretty fun. They can be had dirt cheap.
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Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,721
Posted By oldoval
Awesome. Early GSXRs and FZRs are some of my...

Awesome.

Early GSXRs and FZRs are some of my favorite bikes. They just look right.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,428
Posted By oldoval
I'm not a cruiser kind of guy, but I think it...

I'm not a cruiser kind of guy, but I think it looks great. Price is right too. I'd probably take it over a Sportster.
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Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,904
Posted By oldoval
You're lucky, my wife would really like an MV...

You're lucky, my wife would really like an MV Agusta Brutale 800 as her first street bike. :huh

It's hard to talk someone into something they're not really interested in, but I'm a big proponent...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,314
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: 21,314
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: 1,270
Views: 279,236
Posted By oldoval
Uh, OK. Cool story. .

Uh, OK. Cool story.

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Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 445,100
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: 811
Views: 129,646
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: 889
Views: 110,956
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: 82
Views: 7,735
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: 1,382
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: 82
Views: 7,735
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: 82
Views: 7,735
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: 1,382
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: 1,382
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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