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Forum: Beasts Today, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
Umm, summer is on the brink in Australia. :D ...

Umm, summer is on the brink in Australia. :D
Plus Aussieland gets much of the cool bikes the USA doesn't get.
Honda could start some marketing in Australia to get excitement up. They have the...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 107,961
Posted By Maxacceleration
I saw and sat on the FJ-09 at the IMS show...

I saw and sat on the FJ-09 at the IMS show yesterday. Very nice bike and feels good from the cockpit. Nice build quality imo.
I usually don't like dark matte colors, but this FJ looks excellent in...
Forum: Beasts Today, 10:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,730
Posted By Maxacceleration
There have been no 500X bikes on dealers floors...

There have been no 500X bikes on dealers floors recently, so in checking one out at my local IMS show, I came away underwhelmed with the bike.
Its just 'felt' like a price point bike, which it is I...
Forum: Beasts Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 69,287
Posted By Maxacceleration
Various Ducatis at the show had stated 18k...

Various Ducatis at the show had stated 18k service intervals. I did not check the Scrambler for its interval though.
I was not overly impressed with the Scrambler. Yes its a pretty small bike, kind...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
Posted By Maxacceleration
Rip roaring! 125cc 4 speed manual terror. Magilla...

Rip roaring! 125cc 4 speed manual terror. Magilla Gorilla!
I change bolts as I go, add Japan or Thailand parts and probably China parts too. :lol3
I don't beat on it, its my campground bike, to the...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,730
Posted By Maxacceleration
Everybody's fantasy is different thats for sure. ...

Everybody's fantasy is different thats for sure.
A thumper feels busy on the highway, as my 690 did (sold). Ya it was fast, but I would rather have the twin cylinder (and extra associated weight)...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 69,287
Posted By Maxacceleration
IMS is in Seattle this weekend, hopefully the...

IMS is in Seattle this weekend, hopefully the bike you speak of makes the trip.
I will enjoy checking out the new D Scramblers also.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,952
Posted By Maxacceleration
Heal up Alan, we miss your ride reports! Its...

Heal up Alan, we miss your ride reports!
Its amazing the different speeds of healing as we get older. I broke my tib/fib april 12th of this year. I have the rod and screws - adjustable in length....
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,534
Posted By Maxacceleration
I would have to ask about the quality of bolts,...

I would have to ask about the quality of bolts, threads, and bracketry throughout. I have a Chinese mini bike, certainly lacking in quality bolts and brackets. Cheesy.
My kid has a Hyosung (Korean)...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
Its a shame with a population of 270 plus million...

Its a shame with a population of 270 plus million we (the US) can't generate enough sales to bring in cool bikes being sold in much smaller populated countries worldwide.
Honda (and other mfg's)...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,730
Posted By Maxacceleration
We could go on about senseless moves by some...

We could go on about senseless moves by some mfg's!
At least in the consumers eyes.
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
Excellent quotable phrase Kommando!

Excellent quotable phrase Kommando!
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,730
Posted By Maxacceleration
Ah, I did not know of the scooter 650 twin till...

Ah, I did not know of the scooter 650 twin till just now. Sounds different from the 650/700/800. But I do not know.
As with the Rotax 500 v twin, they both are cvt driven.
Is it just a simple...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,730
Posted By Maxacceleration
A sleeved/destroked 800? Which would not...

A sleeved/destroked 800?
Which would not necessarily make the bike lighter, unless they did a complete chassis and motor redesign.
The F650GS (yes 800cc) motor is a charm. Low end torque like you...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 69,287
Posted By Maxacceleration
While your dreaming John (and no offense meant),...

While your dreaming John (and no offense meant), might think about this non available Triumph too.
Built by factory employees, a prototype, and hopefully a test mule (but in reality probably not).
...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 69,287
Posted By Maxacceleration
Its amazing how some people say what a bike can...

Its amazing how some people say what a bike can do, and what it can't do.
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
So you're the person/people Honda hopes there are...

So you're the person/people Honda hopes there are not too many of.
Don't like whats available, not buying first model year, too expensive, buy used, want old model incentives, and I just can't do it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Maxacceleration
Agreed. My boys had to have balance learned...

Agreed. My boys had to have balance learned already on a bicycle.
Plus they can regularly ride their bicycle around the neighborhood.
We did PW50, then to XR70 then XR100.
They're adults now lol.
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,730
Posted By Maxacceleration
Lifted

The F650GS can be a good starting point. The F700GS is too close to the 800 (engine tune-wise).
But I want lighter!
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
That could be a good idea. But then theres the...

That could be a good idea. But then theres the people who don't buy 1st year models, and of course those who say they will but don't buy at all.

Good solid specs would be their next good idea to...
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,136
Posted By Maxacceleration
Here is the way I extended stands. ...

Here is the way I extended stands.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/kickextension.jpg
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
No whinning here buddy. My question is legit. ...

No whinning here buddy. My question is legit.
NO ONE can offer up the bottom line on why the USA doesn't get certain bikes.
All theories - no facts. ...Sales, legislation, compliance, whatever, we...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
I think everyone is disgusted with cool bikes...

I think everyone is disgusted with cool bikes bypassing the USA.
I thought Euro 3 standards were close to, or tougher than DOT standards.
If that is the case, maybe the USA feds are just pricing...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,730
Posted By Maxacceleration
That would be a good sized bike. Such as the...

That would be a good sized bike. Such as the boldly styled Husky 401.
Lengthen the seat/tail section (for moving fore & aft), then add 7-8" of travel, get the seat height right and that would make...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
I think this here say weight expectation/hope...

I think this here say weight expectation/hope came from an earlier post which we could assume is questionable.
Realistic? Not realistic? We'll find out before long (?).
I have not been a believer...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
The 660 Tenere had potential to be loved in the...

The 660 Tenere had potential to be loved in the USA, heavy or not.
With Yamahas willingness not to bring the 660 Tenere to the US, we are over that bike. Which makes US riders even more excited to...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
Finally caught up on the last 60 pages...

There was a time when many were waiting for the 'rumored' KTM 950 ADV bike. Ya its been around for a while.
Now its Hondas turn with their 'rumored' bike coming to fruition.
IF they can stick to...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
I think it could be really really good thing if...

I think it could be really really good thing if Honda comes out with a light bike.
Turn it around from heavier bikes Honda!
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21,852
Views: 6,407,533
Posted By Maxacceleration
I put out a friendly reply to...

I put out a friendly reply to spirit.triumphmotorcycles, complimenting them on their bike, and suggestions/ideas to bring a bike like that to production.
I attached a couple of pics...

What I got...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
Great point. Especially in the US, as all we want...

Great point. Especially in the US, as all we want is huge SUV's, tire shredding sedans, and big over weight 1000cc plus bikes, because everything else is under powered.
I gotts admit, this Honda...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,814
Posted By Maxacceleration
North of Marysville there is plenty of small town...

North of Marysville there is plenty of small town life, with Bellingham being a larger hub.



Easy now, I live there lol. I saw four happy people yesterday. :rofl And we have a good KTM dealer...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 674,718
Posted By Maxacceleration
Well if Honda is reading, they should read the...

Well if Honda is reading, they should read the 500X threads and put 17/19" wheels on it and quit with poser 'adventure-style' marketing.
No need for THREE 17/17" 500's.
Ya like Honda is reading....
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,136
Posted By Maxacceleration
I follow you JMo. I've read the whole thread...

I follow you JMo. I've read the whole thread once, but not twice lol.
Yup pipe & tail tidy looks to be it.
I know tires themselves vary a bit in weight too, but Karoo 3's may be my choice.
I will...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,136
Posted By Maxacceleration
Hello JMo or Mitch, I am curious of the weight...

Hello JMo or Mitch,
I am curious of the weight difference going from the stock mag wheelset to the 17/19" spoked wheelset.
Are the larger dimeter 17/19 wheels much heavier if at all? Have you...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,730
Posted By Maxacceleration
Its the lightest 500 twin going at the moment!...

Its the lightest 500 twin going at the moment! (besides Honda other two 500 twin models) Ok, the Ninja 300 and the R3 twins I suppose (not set up to handle adv duties).
I don't think we'll ever see...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,730
Posted By Maxacceleration
Ah, the fantasy bike ...what we don't have. The...

Ah, the fantasy bike ...what we don't have.
The 600 Transalp was so far ahead of it time. If it would of been tweaked over the years like say the CBR600, could you imagine where it could be at...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4,928
Views: 913,923
Posted By Maxacceleration
The bike looks good! But the non travel edition...

The bike looks good! But the non travel edition (I hope), non abs version will be more suited to me.
Soft luggage and a top dry bag will be my way. No reason to bulk up this 500 IMO.
Keep it light...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 69,287
Posted By Maxacceleration
You're right, I can't do it. A Brit bike and a...

You're right, I can't do it.
A Brit bike and a Italian bitch could be a good marriage! LOL
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,803
Posted By Maxacceleration
I don't believe that 2014 200 XC-W price. Bet...

I don't believe that 2014 200 XC-W price. Bet they are all gone.
More like $7099.+
My '14 200 XC-W chugs like nobodies business, and comes on the pipe very well. What a motor.
I bet the Freeride...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21,852
Views: 6,407,533
Posted By Maxacceleration
Link here Goat_ from XT Travelers post a few...

Link here Goat_ from XT Travelers post a few pages back, if I understood you correctly.
Cool bike, eh?
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