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Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,873
Posted By Crocodile Tears
The OP, while riding his golding, will, after...

The OP, while riding his golding, will, after hearing Gold Dust Woman, realize he misspelled Rumours
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,873
Posted By Crocodile Tears
The KLR factory accessories will include a $229...

The KLR factory accessories will include a $229 milk crate
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,338
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Bandit 1200S has to be covered. Love mine other...

Bandit 1200S has to be covered. Love mine other than the fact I'll lose my license on it. High speed touring? Add $80 for a taller screen. Done. Maybe 50 for new bars. Stock seat is all day comfy and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 621,755
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Just so I can get a better feel for everyday with...

Just so I can get a better feel for everyday with this bike, does it seem to have a rpm / speed it just seems to settle in at and be most comfortable / smooth? For instance, my B12S, if I pay no...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
thats what I ended up breaking down and doing. I...

thats what I ended up breaking down and doing. I was hoping to get a set for less than $40/side :huh
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Bit of a hail mary here, but I'm looking for a...

Bit of a hail mary here, but I'm looking for a set of passenger pegs for my 05 1200s. Previous owner removed them and could not find them upon sale. I'd like the full brackets, but would settle for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,914
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Are they all throttle by wire? May be the easiest...

Are they all throttle by wire? May be the easiest way to do cruise on a bike? :dunno
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,032
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Flip the orientation to match a robin and I'm...

Flip the orientation to match a robin and I'm interested

http://purebspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/top-gear-reliant-robin-crash-o.gif
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,146
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I like my craftsman stuff just fine for the...

I like my craftsman stuff just fine for the industrial maintenance job, working on my bike, truck, etc away from work. However, I tend to spend a couple dollars more for the heavier use stuff -...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I've touched 40 riding civilized, most of the...

I've touched 40 riding civilized, most of the time its down around 35 though. I have a dynojet stage 1 and a yosh pipe. Its got a nasty stumble right around 6k, but only in first when you really...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,305
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Isn't there an automatic FJR out? edit......

Isn't there an automatic FJR out?

edit... hmm must be mistaken.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I probably couldn't even focus on my beer :freaky

I probably couldn't even focus on my beer :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Its a KLX, I'll have you know :D :rofl I...

Its a KLX, I'll have you know :D :rofl

I thought about doing something like that, but was worried about possibly damaging the header
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Well, my 05 goes under the knife starting today....

Well, my 05 goes under the knife starting today. Full racetech front fork springs and gold valves just shipped in. My current question is what is the best way to support the front end while I have...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,445
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Hard to compare when my local dealer had new 2013...

Hard to compare when my local dealer had new 2013 storms going for 6800. That 4k buys a lot of separation in my mind, and I'm a tiger lover.
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
It is higher, but the difference is pretty...

It is higher, but the difference is pretty negligible. If I was cranking up the preload it may be different once the suspension sagged down. As it stands it seems to sag down a touch more than it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Well, I have to say the shock swap is...

Well, I have to say the shock swap is legitimately not worthy of photographs

It's very straightforward. To clear the resevoir, there are a pair of hinges on the airbox that the top panel hinge on...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,988
Posted By Crocodile Tears
damn you d0n!

damn you d0n!
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Well, my Hayabusa shock came in today and the...

Well, my Hayabusa shock came in today and the racetech springs and gold valves are on order to be delivered wednesday. New set of tires is ready to go for after my next interstate jaunt over memorial...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,855
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Wouldn't a small 6 Cylinder be cool??

Six??

Shits weak!

http://m.motorcyclistonline.com/features/v12_custom_kawasaki_2300cc

For the record, I'm much more interested in seeing a clean burning direct injected two stroke bike,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
yep :rofl I just picked up a set of...

yep :rofl

I just picked up a set of Continental Contimotions to try - A couple friends report good mileage and grip for such a cheap tire, and I really don't push as hard as the Dunlop Sportmax...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,978
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I've found I somewhat rely on my torque advantage...

I've found I somewhat rely on my torque advantage to substitute for not being in the right gear, being on a Bandit that pulls pretty hard from 4k on up. I jump on a smaller, peaky bike and have to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,651
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I think I'd try the unique route and look for an...

I think I'd try the unique route and look for an old CX500. Shaft driven, liquid cooled, transverse V-Twin.

Pretty basic, low powered, under stressed lump that shouldn't need much more than gas...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,270
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Bandit 1200 has all the torque in the world, are...

Bandit 1200 has all the torque in the world, are dirt cheap, and for the cost of fork springs and a used busa shock can handle decently
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,201
Posted By Crocodile Tears
So my 2005 1200S is twitchy to say the least in...

So my 2005 1200S is twitchy to say the least in corners. Its not very confidence inspiring.

Whats everybody doing to stiffen these up? Any simple GSXR rear shock swaps or something of the sort out...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8,068
Views: 1,220,594
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Rode one for the first time last night, and I'm...

Rode one for the first time last night, and I'm convinced it checks all the boxes of goiod suspension, enough power, nice brakes, and good fuel economy.

I'm a kind of boring guy
...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 776,717
Posted By Crocodile Tears
None setup on the floor yet at least. I had a...

None setup on the floor yet at least. I had a moment of weakness with an $8500 CB1100 haha

Up until two weeks ago I had every intention of buying the 500x, and now I'm leaning towards a 2013...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 776,717
Posted By Crocodile Tears
not associated in any way, but I was in Honda...

not associated in any way, but I was in Honda East, Maumee, OH earlier today and they have a 2013 marked down to $5,099 if anyone wants a bargain on one. No setup fees charged either. Was quoted...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 776,717
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Over on cbr500riders there is a big bitchfest...

Over on cbr500riders there is a big bitchfest about the Honda stock and Honda Tall screens causing a major thumping buffet, no matter the helmet, along with major noise.

Any thoughts on this from...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,270
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Shiver 750 with the Mivv Exhaust sans DB killers...

Shiver 750 with the Mivv Exhaust sans DB killers :raabia

(wear earplugs :lol3)
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 776,717
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Anyone running heated grips / jacket, etc off the...

Anyone running heated grips / jacket, etc off the bike yet? I have yet to experience the luxury of such things so I dont have a very good idea of what the power draw looks like and how that interacts...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,607
Posted By Crocodile Tears
http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/ajmaki/IM...

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/ajmaki/IMG_20120516_200327-1.jpg

crappy iPhone pic of mine

Yosh pipes, dynojet kit, and supposedly a timing advancer. Makes a beautiful noise.

Dumped...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 42,020
Posted By Crocodile Tears
CR500AF Yawn. :lol3 I can see...

CR500AF

Yawn.

:lol3

I can see getting bored on a goldwing or some other mega tourers, otherwise I think you're just doing it wrong. Go into a corner hard on budget suspension and tell me if...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,884
Posted By Crocodile Tears
looks nice, and nice low miles. The one I started...

looks nice, and nice low miles. The one I started this thread over was 3900 with 14k and hard cases, so I think the 3300 is probably a pretty decent deal. I enjoyed the bike, it handled great, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 167,412
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Up in beasts the 500X thread is alive and well -...

Up in beasts the 500X thread is alive and well - most people seem to be very satisfied. Check it out for reference.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,558
Posted By Crocodile Tears
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2009models/2...

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2009models/2009-MotoGuzzi-Bellagioa.jpg

always thought the Bellagio was kind of cool - I would have taken that over the nevadas / jackals that came over
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,373
Posted By Crocodile Tears
http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/public/upload/images/r...

http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/public/upload/images/resized/400x290/mg_news_landing_saveandride_special.jpg

http://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/vp/image/1375/92/1375928691761.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,014
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Any differences in suspension over the years?...

Any differences in suspension over the years? What kind of fuel mileage / range are you looking at? And is the CARC a major advantage over an earlier V11 shafts?
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,333
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Ive got an 05 bandit and a good friend has an 07...

Ive got an 05 bandit and a good friend has an 07 VFR. Spent some time on his bike. Even with the heli-bars it is still a pretty sporty position. I've put in 50-100 miles at a time on it and it is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,630
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I'm just waiting for a 675 Bonneville (Trident?)...

I'm just waiting for a 675 Bonneville (Trident?) :evil

The current model is pretty albeit uninspiring (stock)
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