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Forum: Equipment 11-16-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Sniff
Check out Gaerne

Having recently been overwhelmed by the width of a set of Gaerne boots I bought this year, I'd definitely recommend checking them out if you have a wider foot.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,732
Posted By Sniff
Thumbs up for Spyderco...

Gerber's and S&W are fine everyday knives, but I wouldn't recommend them as first responder knives (military, EMT, police). In particular, Gerber's steel is rather soft. It can be honed to a really...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,389
Posted By Sniff
+1 on this... I know I spend too much time...

+1 on this... I know I spend too much time whining about whether 118 hp is 'enough' and not enough enjoying the fabulously reliable, great handling bike that it is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Sniff
Appreciate the thoughts all - especially from...

Appreciate the thoughts all - especially from those who obviously have some experience riding very cold... Looking forward to finding out exactly how much lean my bike can handle as the temps drop!
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Sniff
Question Grip in the Cold

Well, the chill is just starting to set into the mid-Atlantic, and I'm promising myself that this is the year to ride through the winter. I've got my Gerbings...got my Olympia AST...Darien pants on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,350
Posted By Sniff
I'm going to guess your wife might have a hard...

I'm going to guess your wife might have a hard time. I'm a 32" inseam and have no problem flat-footing it, but that awesome, wide seat that's so comfy (best stock seat ever IMHO) also makes getting...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,350
Posted By Sniff
Lip vs. Zero Gravity

I'm about a week and 500 miles into Sprint GT ownership and really enjoying it. Question for any other owners out there:

Laminar Lip or Zero Gravity Sport Touring screen?

I'm actually pretty...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-03-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By Sniff
Tks

Tks Hakatan - I grew up in the Finger Lakes, and I ride there as often as I can... Beautiful country.

Yeah, personally, I'll skip the video next time - it distracts me from the business at hand...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-30-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By Sniff
Now with embed...

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/47798658" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,350
Posted By Sniff
Just picked up a brand new 2011...

Finally bit the bullet and bought a silver 2011 on Thursday, 250 miles so far, and it's been thoroughly enjoyable. I'll wait to post a real review until I've put some real miles on it, but I'm very...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By Sniff
Laugh Two bros, two bikes - Vermont or bust

Generally, I'm a somewhat mature, family guy. But set me loose with my younger brother for five days, and the maturity seems to ebb... We spent five days flitting around the Northeastern US this...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,389
Posted By Sniff
Now we're talking...

Nice 919 - that's about the perfect ST engine. I miss my old one. My Bandit has that addictive roll-on, but the 919 never lacked and was super smooth...

....and yeah, it looks cooler too.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,389
Posted By Sniff
Sprint?

+1 on the VFR comments and the 'sweet spot' engine size.

I'm looking at a Sprint as an alternative, I realize it's got more cc's and is heavier, but it somehow feels smaller than the C14/RT/etc. I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By Sniff
Okay, so you have a point...

...that bike in AL is SWEET. PM'd - but how will I get it home...maybe I'll have to ride :-).
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By Sniff
I'm paying attention!

No, SR1 - I am back to read it (just a little late). I appreciate your thoughts, and am taking them into consideration.

I'm definitely NOT getting the $8k used Sprint (thanks to your advice). I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By Sniff
Thanks SR1 and Yostwerks - that's super helpful....

Thanks SR1 and Yostwerks - that's super helpful. I'm going to give a call down to the shop on Monday and try to talk them down some. After snooping around online I wondered why they were $1200 OVER...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By Sniff
ST vs. GT - The Sprint Dilemma

After long deliberation, I've decided to dive in and get a Triumph Sprint. I've been riding a Bandit 1250s for a while, and loving it, but I didn't have the ABS version, and with more and more riding...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,576
Posted By Sniff
Wow - glad I asked. I had no idea the mileage...

Wow - glad I asked. I had no idea the mileage figures were that good...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 161,556
Posted By Sniff
I haven't read the whole thread, but for what...

I haven't read the whole thread, but for what it's worth, couple thoughts on Bandit touring...

Check out the v-stream tall touring screen - it has been just awesome for my 5'11" frame.
I haven't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,576
Posted By Sniff
Interesting thread - I appreciate the thoughts...

Interesting thread - I appreciate the thoughts all around. I haven't ridden either bike, though the Versys has been on my mind for a while. The NC's tank seemed small when I looked at the stats -...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,350
Posted By Sniff
Insurance blues...

The Sprint GT was my planned purchase last year - gorgeous bike, decent ergos, beautiful sound, relatively light, etc. But then I ran the insurance numbers :-( I ended up with a Bandit. I'm happy...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,328
Posted By Sniff
A comfortable Bandit

Hey Pittsburgh Bill - good to know the Bandit held up so well over a long haul. Someday I hope my 1250 will be making trips like that. I'm not 6'4", but I find the leg angle a little cramped on mine...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,328
Posted By Sniff
Nice pic Bill...

Bill in Pittsburgh - look forward to the RR... Also how your bike held up, any advice for other travelers on Bandits...:ear
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,662
Posted By Sniff
Another $.02

Fascinating thread - I've been gawking at the R1200R for a few years too... I agree that the 1150's are rougher, and personally I don't think they have the lines of the 1200's. All sorts of great...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,328
Posted By Sniff
vStream Windshield?

Just bought a 2008 1250s, love the bike! As others have commented, the stock screen directs all the wind right into my face - I've got my eyes on the vstream tall windshield. Anyone tried it? I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,667
Posted By Sniff
Talking All cleaned up...

First bike...nice rumble. Life is good.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Sniff
Alternator numbers?

I really appreciate all of the responses - this forum rocks. I've decided to take my time with this (we'll see how long that lasts). My ambition now is to ride as many different kinds of bikes as...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Sniff
Question That's quite a list of bikes :wink: - and you're...

That's quite a list of bikes :wink: - and you're right about not knowing what I want, I'm finding that coming down to the "perfect bike" is about impossible. I'll definitely take the advice of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,561
Posted By Sniff
+1 to that for sure! I've been riding less than...

+1 to that for sure! I've been riding less than a year, and have no problem admitting that I have a lot to learn about my bike (let alone riding)...but as has been said, the sporty isn't going to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,561
Posted By Sniff
From my experience, and what I can gather from...

From my experience, and what I can gather from your posts - definitely go with the 1200r. The 883 engine is great, but if you're riding above 70-75mph things get a little strained. The 883 will go...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Sniff
Many thanks to all for the replies - I think the...

Many thanks to all for the replies - I think the 'sport-standard' is what I'm after. All of the bikes mentioned sound great - especially the FZ6 (the wind protection is appealing). All of these...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,561
Posted By Sniff
My 07 XL883 corners decently. If you have...

My 07 XL883 corners decently. If you have mid-mounted pegs (I think all the huggers do) you'll scrape the pegs before anything else touches - not that it's a terribly big lean, but it isn't horrible...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,712
Posted By Sniff
Nice bikes - I was thinking about an FZ-6, but I...

Nice bikes - I was thinking about an FZ-6, but I hear they're kind of "buzzy" at highway speeds. That you're experience? They seem comfortable enough but the freggin dealer won't let me test ride...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Sniff
That was my original idea, but once I started...

That was my original idea, but once I started adding up the cost of the upgrades, it started to get out of hand... I'd have to do suspension, exhaust, intake, brakes, a 1200 conversion.... Just for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By Sniff
Noob wants an upgrade...

So yes, I'm a noob...a little over 4k miles on my 07 XL883 (first bike, yeah, I bought it brand new). Fun starter bike, but it's killin' me. Not trying to diss any bike, but the ride and handling...
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