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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 03:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,094
Posted By oalvarez
That's all that has to be removed, and if you...

That's all that has to be removed, and if you slot the bolt holes the pan can simply be rotated down and out of the way. The removal of the rear wheel requires the removal of the exhaust (end can)...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,094
Posted By oalvarez
How downturnske the bike more roomy...where...

How downturnske the bike more roomy...where exactly?

Thanks,
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 105,073
Posted By oalvarez
must resist any and all urges until i see and...

must resist any and all urges until i see and feel the RS........did a test ride on the R, it was almost too good for me, a mini-multi of sorts, just too smooth....that can be both a good and a bad...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,094
Posted By oalvarez
$200 more for white paint? that's silly. ...

$200 more for white paint? that's silly.

while i haven't ridden the 2015 your thoughts (along with others) are validating what others have said before, and that is, that the Dual Spark MTS bike...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,169
Posted By oalvarez
^ the more I own and ride the r nine t the more I...

^ the more I own and ride the r nine t the more I can see owning a r1200r (RS) alongside of it. a "scrambler version" of the r nine I have no use for but I understand the fad/trend, or customization...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,169
Posted By oalvarez
do we really need yet another Ducati Scrambler...

do we really need yet another Ducati Scrambler thread?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-02-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By oalvarez
^ i might be able to help....

^ i might be able to help....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-02-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By oalvarez
For clarity, are Motojedeye and Thegreyman the...

For clarity, are Motojedeye and Thegreyman the same person?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-30-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,094
Posted By oalvarez
woohoo! another thread on the same...

woohoo! another thread on the same topic.....take your pick; Road Warrior or Beast, it's up to you!

but hey, why not copy/paste the same in each just to make sure your comments are seen?

funny...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,110
Posted By oalvarez
woohoo! another thread on the same...

woohoo! another thread on the same topic.....take your pick; Road Warrior or Beast, it's up to you!

but hey, why not copy/paste the same in each just to make sure your comments are seen?

funny...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-29-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,094
Posted By oalvarez
I'll trust your unbiased/not-dollar'd opinion...

I'll trust your unbiased/not-dollar'd opinion before anyone else's, Lew. No fluff, just telling it like it is.

But can it traverse a fire road or should I look to a Scrambler instead? Joking! ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-28-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,094
Posted By oalvarez
i view it both ways, Pampero and Moronic.......if...

i view it both ways, Pampero and Moronic.......if that matters any. in its truest sense, i believe that "active" means that a spring is not employed, but in motorcycles i think it has more to do...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,592
Posted By oalvarez
^ that photo does the bike little...

^ that photo does the bike little justice.....definitely shows off the "cheapness" of it.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,592
Posted By oalvarez
omg.....sparklers and firecrackers?

omg.....sparklers and firecrackers?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,592
Posted By oalvarez
It's not too bad but far from great. The valving...

It's not too bad but far from great. The valving could really stand to be improved, and if you're not of the proper rider weight then it should work even less well. I'm an enthusiast, know what a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-24-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,592
Posted By oalvarez
I'm not sure about folk's expectations, only what...

I'm not sure about folk's expectations, only what I read, and that is, how "amazing" some make the suspension out to be.

Just tell it like it is.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-23-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,592
Posted By oalvarez
There is a forum dedicated to the Ducati...

There is a forum dedicated to the Ducati Scrambler. You can find other (non-journo) rider reports there. The one I read had very little good to say about the forks or the rear suspension for that...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-22-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,094
Posted By oalvarez
^ I believe it to be related to the spring as...

^ I believe it to be related to the spring as active systems don't employ them.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 246,521
Posted By oalvarez
^ 3M vinyl wrapped.

^ 3M vinyl wrapped.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-12-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By oalvarez
other than the two motors that blew up on me, one...

other than the two motors that blew up on me, one of the most fun/cool bikes i've ever owned. maybe a Husky for ya?

good luck finding its replacement! :deal
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 246,521
Posted By oalvarez
Thanks, Apessino....up on the Angeles Crest...

Thanks, Apessino....up on the Angeles Crest yesterday....a beautiful afternoon and a great ride. I'm really liking the Wunderlich fairing, it definitely helps.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 246,521
Posted By oalvarez
finally made its way into our garage.......fun...

finally made its way into our garage.......fun bike that is quality built.....needs tubeless wheels and maybe nothing else. if i were to start logging serious miles on it then i'd justify spending...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,009
Posted By oalvarez
My KTM 1290 SDR experience was two fold;...

My KTM 1290 SDR experience was two fold; incredible riding machine, not put together very well (rear wheel play, front brake/wheel/rotor issue, leaky exhaust rivets). Maybe I received a bad one.
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-29-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,398,741
Posted By oalvarez
^ ha! that made me laugh. :lol3

^ ha! that made me laugh. :lol3
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,398,741
Posted By oalvarez
Mudhwy, what bike do you currently own? Perhaps...

Mudhwy, what bike do you currently own? Perhaps you don't own one and are currently shopping for a motorcycle, perfectly normal if so. What is your current ownership status?

Thanks,
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,398,741
Posted By oalvarez
^ thank you for that (had Tenere on the brain).

^ thank you for that (had Tenere on the brain).
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,398,741
Posted By oalvarez
so you agree :wink: ....as i said, over that time...

so you agree :wink: ....as i said, over that time period (2010-2014) the Multistrada's relative performance was unmatched. as for what's to come, my bet is on the Multi as continuing to lead the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-28-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,398,741
Posted By oalvarez
One thing I'm not is a pollyanna nor do I see...

One thing I'm not is a pollyanna nor do I see things thru rose colored lenses. The water cooled Multi has experienced a number of issues over its production run but each year they've become less in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,951
Posted By oalvarez
The concept of feedback i understand, was simply...

The concept of feedback i understand, was simply wanting to know how it related to the Scrambler you were riding. You seem to really like the feedback; how do you feel about that suspension overall? ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,951
Posted By oalvarez
D, could you please expand on this a bit?

D, could you please expand on this a bit?
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 44,951
Posted By oalvarez
so smart on Ducati's part. continue well,...

so smart on Ducati's part.

continue well, Dennis, and fun travels. :deal
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-23-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,592
Posted By oalvarez
A Scrambler pictured on a gravel road. What's...

A Scrambler pictured on a gravel road. What's the biggie?

Appreciating Joe Bar's comments on the Scrambler which he owns.....and another less than stellar comment regarding the bike's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 246,521
Posted By oalvarez
Tail Light, Signals, Plate Assembly

LostRider, getting closer and closer to pulling the trigger on one of these bikes. Believe it or not, I almost like the stock tail assembly as it gives the bike some balance. Having said that, I've...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,686,551
Posted By oalvarez
r nine t

r nine t
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,989
Posted By oalvarez
Expeienced those myself and why I went right back...

Expeienced those myself and why I went right back to the oem one. Does it not occur on the water cooled bikes? If not, that's a big plus.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,398,741
Posted By oalvarez
Bumgholio, you should measure the sag and go from...

Bumgholio, you should measure the sag and go from there. It sounds like you're unhappy with the how the suspension is set up, I'm sure that the proper preload front and rear will make a world of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,590
Posted By oalvarez
Well, not yet at least. :deal

Well, not yet at least. :deal
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,592
Posted By oalvarez
Price point suspensions can take a bike just...

Price point suspensions can take a bike just about anywhere, I don't think anyone is saying otherwise. How a bike feels on the road and how it handles a fast pace in more technical sections is an...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,094
Posted By oalvarez
I would've liked a third color choice for...

I would've liked a third color choice for 2015..... the silver/greys used in years past were great options and seemed to work well on the bike itself.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6,706
Views: 1,398,741
Posted By oalvarez
Thanks, gents...life! Back to writing...

Thanks, gents...life!

Back to writing about fun stuff!
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