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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 193,679
Posted By ZappBranigan
Somebody must have heard that early 80's bikes...

Somebody must have heard that early 80's bikes have become "collectible." :rolleyes

That is a perfectly fine $1200 bike. Could possibly fetch $2000 this time of year because lots of people want...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 80,430
Posted By ZappBranigan
I considered a Speedmaster back about 10 years...

I considered a Speedmaster back about 10 years ago. IMO the Speedy is a little bit better than the America because of the cast wheels, dual disc brakes and tach included (though I guess the America...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,274
Posted By ZappBranigan
Well, I would never say a 125 is the biggest you...

Well, I would never say a 125 is the biggest you should start on, nor would I say a 125 is the "best" beginner bike.

I will say a lightweight bike - irrespective of displacement - is easier to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,237
Posted By ZappBranigan
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Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,237
Posted By ZappBranigan
What's the range on those bikes? 50 - 100 miles?...

What's the range on those bikes? 50 - 100 miles? And then it needs to be plugged in for 4 - 6 hours to recharge?

That might make sense for a second bike to augment another but it hardly makes...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,237
Posted By ZappBranigan
So they offer pictures? I don't get it. That's...

So they offer pictures? I don't get it. That's a Motus, right? Are their bikes actually for sale or are they still a "concept?" Even as motorcycle crazy as CO is, I'm pretty sure I've never seen...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,237
Posted By ZappBranigan
So you ask people for their opinions and then you...

So you ask people for their opinions and then you want to argue with them?

Ohhhhkay. :rolleyes:

I guess I don't get it then. Imagine I'm a hypothetical new bike buyer and I'm not...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,237
Posted By ZappBranigan
V-twin: The achilles heel

IMO the American brands won't be serious players outside the cruiser field until they can finally realize that there are other engine configurations besides the V-2.

Yes, I've owned v-twins and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,274
Posted By ZappBranigan
My advice is always the same. 1. Small...

My advice is always the same.

1. Small
2. Cheap
3. Used

"Can" you learn to ride on a bigger bike? I guess it depends on what you mean by "learn." Any bike can be ridden at road...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,327
Posted By ZappBranigan
On all my previous bikes I ran regular car oil...

On all my previous bikes I ran regular car oil but always made sure to use the kind that was not labled "Energy conserving." From what I recall this is to make sure the clutch works OK.

So...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,327
Posted By ZappBranigan
Thanks! Pardon my ignorance, but BMW Boxers...

Thanks!

Pardon my ignorance, but BMW Boxers have separate engine and trans oil? I didn't realize that. 32 years of riding and 10 motorcycles and I've never owned one where the engine and tranny...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,327
Posted By ZappBranigan
First oil change on R1150R - any tips?

My '02 R1150R will be due for an oil change soon (actually it's due now.) Any tips or potential problem areas? I'm used to pretty easy oil changes on my bikes since I only get naked standard type...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 193,679
Posted By ZappBranigan
I'm a little embarrassed to say it, but my first...

I'm a little embarrassed to say it, but my first bike was a "chopped" CL-450 with extended forks and - yup - no front brake (actually, there was a brake drum on the front wheel but it wasn't hooked...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,763
Posted By ZappBranigan
Funny thing about Range. I went from a...

Funny thing about Range. I went from a (carbureted) Scrambler (2008, last year with carbs) to an EFI BMW with a 5 gallon tank and was surprised (and a little disappointed) to discover that even...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,763
Posted By ZappBranigan
I think you'll love it. The T-100 is a gorgeous...

I think you'll love it. The T-100 is a gorgeous bike and fun to ride.

I owned a Scrambler for 5 years. The Classic Triumphs have a 'cool factor' that no other bike can match. The flip side...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By ZappBranigan
Yup, I agree on all counts. I've bought and sold...

Yup, I agree on all counts. I've bought and sold several bikes and a few cars/trucks off of CL with no problems. You just have to use common sense and trust your instincts. CL is the "classified...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,327
Posted By ZappBranigan
Tire recommendations?

Can anyone here recommend a good tire that has decent performance and also high mileage? My R1150R is the first radial tire bike I've owned. On my old bias-tired bikes, I'd run Dunlop D404's front...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 193,679
Posted By ZappBranigan
That's not the one I linked to in my post. I...

That's not the one I linked to in my post. I linked to this one:

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/mcy/4584377638.html

'99 Intruder with <8,000 miles in decent condition for $3k, which is a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 39,787
Posted By ZappBranigan
Not sure what the policy is now, but when the...

Not sure what the policy is now, but when the RIII first came out Triumph was offering free t-shirts for anyone who would take one on a demo ride. I think I picked up 3 shirts from 2 different...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 193,679
Posted By ZappBranigan
What's wrong with that one? Price is a tad high...

What's wrong with that one? Price is a tad high but it's mid-summer. I sold the wife's Intruder 800 for more than that two years ago and that was in April. :shrug:
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 608,161
Posted By ZappBranigan
Don't even get me started on chain-driven...

Don't even get me started on chain-driven standard bikes like my Triumph Scrambler that sold for $7500+ new (in 2008) and didn't include a tach, a center stand, a locking, hinged seat, a locking gas...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,549
Posted By ZappBranigan
Great report. I spent some time in that part of...

Great report. I spent some time in that part of the world in 2009, but I was on 4 wheels, not 2.

If you're ever near Fields again, you can camp at Willow Creek Hot Springs maybe 30 miles to the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,521
Posted By ZappBranigan
+1. I've already said I'm never going to have a...

+1. I've already said I'm never going to have a trike but I could see myself with a side hack rig.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By ZappBranigan
I had an 01 T-bird (same engine) and would often...

I had an 01 T-bird (same engine) and would often get the overheating light coming on when I stopped on a hot day.

I don't think the engine is actually overheating, I think the sensor to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By ZappBranigan
Not gonna find that in the US. The...

Not gonna find that in the US.

The Guzzi V7 classic might come close but AFAIK it doesn't come with ABS. I don't think the Triumph classic twins do either. BMW used to make the R850R but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,327
Posted By ZappBranigan
From the shape it looks like it might direct air...

From the shape it looks like it might direct air flow to the oil coolers on the sides of the tank.

I like it, it's unique. Once I realized that it is only the 1150R had the "beak," not the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 608,161
Posted By ZappBranigan
WRT hydraulic valve adjusters like the old...

WRT hydraulic valve adjusters like the old Hondas, I think it's an understandable - if somewhat cynical - calculation on the part of the manufacturer.

Think of it this way: The only time the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,327
Posted By ZappBranigan
Pretty sure my 2002 has servo-ABS. I can even...

Pretty sure my 2002 has servo-ABS. I can even hear the servos working if I squeeze the brake lever when the ignition's on.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 193,679
Posted By ZappBranigan
Most states have procedures for getting a title...

Most states have procedures for getting a title on a non-titled vehicle. Sometimes it's a 'bonded title' where you post a bond for double the value of the vehicle, other times you can register it as...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 72,347
Posted By ZappBranigan
Wow, that's gorgeous! And very clean for a 33...

Wow, that's gorgeous! And very clean for a 33 year old bike. :clap

I love those old UJMs. It's amazing to me how many of them are still out there in great condition.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 193,679
Posted By ZappBranigan
Adding a little to the above, I wonder if anybody...

Adding a little to the above, I wonder if anybody has ever bought a non-titled vehicle where the original purchaser just defaulted on the loan and then negotiated a buy-out with the finance company? ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 193,679
Posted By ZappBranigan
To me "no title" doesn't neccessarily mean...

To me "no title" doesn't neccessarily mean "stolen."

I can think of at least a few non-stolen reasons a bike would have no title:

Reason 1: Original owner borrowed money from current...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,994
Posted By ZappBranigan
Welcome to the Boxer world! I'm a recent...

Welcome to the Boxer world! I'm a recent convert, too - Sold my Scrambler in December and a couple of weeks later I picked up a gorgeous yellow and gray R1150R (A/K/A "Beakster.")

I only...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 236,570
Posted By ZappBranigan
With no front brake that can't be street legal. ...

With no front brake that can't be street legal. So why put a headlight on a dirt tracker?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 193,679
Posted By ZappBranigan
I would not ride it on the road I would not...

I would not ride it on the road
I would not ride it with a toad
I would not ride it in the rain
I would not ride it in Bahrain

I would not ride it in in Siam
I do not like it, Sam I Am.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By ZappBranigan
What don't you like about the Tiger?

What don't you like about the Tiger?
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,327
Posted By ZappBranigan
:rofl No, not a Givi, but a cheap JC Whitney...

:rofl No, not a Givi, but a cheap JC Whitney knockoff of a Givi. :deal

I got in 5 years ago for my Triumph Scrambler. Yeah, pretty much destroyed the "classic" looks of the Scram but I didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 220,748
Posted By ZappBranigan
Does that actually even happen anymore? I...

Does that actually even happen anymore?

I started riding in '82 and I remember the "Jap Scrap" and "Get a real bike" comments but honestly I haven't heard of that sort of thing happening in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,327
Posted By ZappBranigan
Tank bag....

Not pretty but it works great:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z256/ZappBranigan/BMW%20R1150R/2014_0120_162845AA_zps2dd3f10e.jpg

Cockpit view:

...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 80,430
Posted By ZappBranigan
Is that a CB900C or a CB750C? I can't tell. ...

Is that a CB900C or a CB750C? I can't tell.

Either way, nice bike. I really like the 900C and its 10-speed transmission!
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