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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Sparrowhawk
They broke into our house and found the keys on a...

They broke into our house and found the keys on a desk.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Sparrowhawk
How to find a stolen motorcycle?

I had a motorcycle stolen from my home a couple of weeks ago while I was away for a weekend. I filed a police report and insurance claim, have been checking eBay and Craigslist (800 mi radius),...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,615
Views: 143,559
Posted By Sparrowhawk
How do the ergonomics of the 1290 compare to the...

How do the ergonomics of the 1290 compare to the last generation? I would like to pick up a new one but finances may direct me to the last generation. Besides all the new power and electronic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,634
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Good luck.

Good luck.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 44,570
Posted By Sparrowhawk
There is always a clever someone that will figure...

There is always a clever someone that will figure out a way to meet a demand.
KTM Twins:

"KTM 1290 Super Duke Race Dongle 61312953044

This little Dongle or whatever you want to call it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 44,570
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I would use a different way to word it because I...

I would use a different way to word it because I have a different way of thinking about it. New technology is just that, a new way of performing a function.

When I evaluate whether a new...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 14,465
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Yeah, you get your rights from whatever...

Yeah, you get your rights from whatever government that has jurisdiction over your place of residence.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 396,808
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I'm how you came to this chemical analysis?

I'm how you came to this chemical analysis?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 14,465
Posted By Sparrowhawk
If you look around you'll find death is...

If you look around you'll find death is frequently the result of a rider crashing without a helmet. I'm OK with a person making that informed decision. Go ahead and ride bare headed, knock yourself...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 14,465
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Didn't read the entire thread and only part of...

Didn't read the entire thread and only part of the OP.

The only ethical and financial responsibility anyone has to society is to not become a burden. Don't wear a helmet and you're probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,815
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Your Spyder is cool. I'm still waiting for the...

Your Spyder is cool. I'm still waiting for the three wheel drive version.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 396,808
Posted By Sparrowhawk
They would end up with a little less overweight...

They would end up with a little less overweight but still under powered motorcycle. None of the current HD engines are light or compact enough to base any kind of performance motorcycle on. Sport...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 396,808
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Reality inserted.

Reality inserted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,815
Posted By Sparrowhawk
My tricycle?

My tricycle?
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 73,243
Posted By Sparrowhawk
That's what I was thinking too, except I hope...

That's what I was thinking too, except I hope they do it right. IMHO, bikes like the Thruxton, Speed Classic, and V7 Racer miss the mark because they give up too much performance and practicality to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 27,896
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Tell that to your fellow inmates ...

Tell that to your fellow inmates
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24913495&postcount=1427

Same goes with the S100R...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 73,243
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Totally off topic but I thought this 1949 Scout...

Totally off topic but I thought this 1949 Scout project by Analog Motors had good results. I hope folks at the Indian development center are paying attention.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,815
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Is it still a sidecar if only two wheels tough...

Is it still a sidecar if only two wheels tough the ground?

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Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 236,533
Posted By Sparrowhawk
It looks like your impression is correct. The...

It looks like your impression is correct. The information below from here (http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/company/locations.html).
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 236,533
Posted By Sparrowhawk
The details with the new era of lower cost bikes...

The details with the new era of lower cost bikes imported from india is something we will have to get used to. A lot will depend on how Harley, KTM, EBR, etc. spec out the parts and deal with quality...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 236,533
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Aw come on, you didn't include some of the best. ...

Aw come on, you didn't include some of the best. "The predictable result during our performance testing were some of the longest stops we've recorded this side of a Ural sidecar rig - terrible." Of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 27,896
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Sweet! Great picture. Much of the...

Sweet! Great picture.

Much of the "category" discussion often reminds me of Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance where a rider is offended at the idea of using sheet...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 27,896
Posted By Sparrowhawk
It depends on your point of view. Today's riders...

It depends on your point of view. Today's riders like to place bikes in to categories. Sport bikes, touring bikes, cruisers, etc.. Sport touring is an activity but manufacturers use the term and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,591
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Only if you use WD-40 as a chain lube. I...

Only if you use WD-40 as a chain lube.

I see three things going on that act to compress the rear suspension in a turn when you get on the gas.

First, just by being in a turn there is loading...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,615
Views: 143,559
Posted By Sparrowhawk
This question might seem strange, but I am...

This question might seem strange, but I am looking at putting together a higher speeds (85 mph sustained) supersport tourer. Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, etc. have fairly high speed limits and some...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,841
Posted By Sparrowhawk
The motorcycle world is an interesting place in...

The motorcycle world is an interesting place in so many ways right now. Electric Harleys designed by Mission, EBR competing on an equal basis with BMW, Ducati, KTM, and Aprilia. Honda getting back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,591
Posted By Sparrowhawk
If I am understanding the question correctly, the...

If I am understanding the question correctly, the answer is yes. In general, if the race, AKA static, sag is excessive the motorcycle is already at a deficit in regards to ground clearance. The bike...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 236,533
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Not too surprising. An old f'er that is happy...

Not too surprising. An old f'er that is happy with a AMF Harley should find love with these third world bikes. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,591
Posted By Sparrowhawk
41% increase at 45 degrees.

That's just Newtonian physics beiing what they are. At a 45 degree lean angle (with the rider directly over the bike's center mass as shown in the sparky Harley pic) the acceleration due to change of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,591
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Totally agree. Speaking from the experience of...

Totally agree. Speaking from the experience of going down hard on my ass on the Nurburgring, coming into a left hand corner a little too hot and letting off the gas while riding an air head boxer,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,591
Posted By Sparrowhawk
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff142/Tognar/sm...

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff142/Tognar/smoto.jpg (http://s242.photobucket.com/user/Tognar/media/smoto.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 236,533
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Or a thumper. KTM's 690 makes 25% more HP, 15%...

Or a thumper. KTM's 690 makes 25% more HP, 15% more torque, and gets 50 mpg.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 236,533
Posted By Sparrowhawk
No surprise. It's a cheaply made motorcycle for...

No surprise. It's a cheaply made motorcycle for the third world. Compared to a Sym, Kymco, Ural, or Royal Enfield the build quality is about right. Harley will sell a few to loyal customers...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 31,083
Posted By Sparrowhawk
This could just be me blowing smoke, but I see...

This could just be me blowing smoke, but I see Harley on the verge of a new era. Matt Levatich, Harley's President, headed up MV Agusta while Harley owned the brand and spent most of his time in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 31,083
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I can think of several reasons. First, rumor has...

I can think of several reasons. First, rumor has it that the LiveWire was created in conjunction with Mission Motors (http://ridemission.com/), who has extensive experience in non-cruisers.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 779,772
Posted By Sparrowhawk
What could you do with 150 HP and 500 pounds?

Maybe a 205

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Part 2

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 779,772
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Words of wisdom and dirt riding technique Gangman...

Words of wisdom and dirt riding technique Gangman Style.

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"Full throttle...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 31,083
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Jay Leno rides the LiveWire. <iframe...

Jay Leno rides the LiveWire.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 236,533
Posted By Sparrowhawk
The Buell/HD relationship no longer exists. EBR...

The Buell/HD relationship no longer exists. EBR is now partnering with the New Dehli Hero Motor Corporation (http://www.heromotocorp.com/en-in/) which currently owns 49% of EBR. Hero has the money...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 236,533
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Not everybody keeps the pigeons in their...

Not everybody keeps the pigeons in their designated holes. From a "style" perspective the Street and FZ-07 are different. From a "function" perspective they are more similar. An RC8R and V-Rod are...
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