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Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,692
Posted By XPADREX
While I think the MP3 is a neat exercise- and...

While I think the MP3 is a neat exercise- and after mastering the art of hitting the lock when stopped (never owned one, but rode one plenty of times)- I think it's missing what people are after when...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 220,515
Posted By XPADREX
I believe it. I was in the "metric" bike...

I believe it.

I was in the "metric" bike business for years, and it was not uncommon for a hot new product to be either delayed, or never show up at dealerships that didn't always "play ball."...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,063
Posted By XPADREX
I've found running a roller full of Rv rubber...

I've found running a roller full of Rv rubber roof sealer across my shinkos really gets me some extra miles.
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,828
Posted By XPADREX
I used to be one who would say skip abs... no...

I used to be one who would say skip abs... no longer. Get it.
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 191,602
Posted By XPADREX
That's in Bueller's other thread, where he...

That's in Bueller's other thread, where he details the installation of the heel-toe shifter kit on his Tiger.
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,640
Posted By XPADREX
I have scorpions on the T800 now... and had a set...

I have scorpions on the T800 now... and had a set of trail attacks on my 05 F65GS. There's a post somewhere on here where I reported on why I love the continentals... in short, two weeks after...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By XPADREX
Who from? Here's the bottom line: Extended...

Who from?

Here's the bottom line:
Extended warrnaties are designed to protect individuals from relatively rare events. Like homeowners insurance, and car and motorcycle collision insurance- they...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,224
Posted By XPADREX
Triumphs might hurt at the purchase- but they...

Triumphs might hurt at the purchase- but they have a quality and character unique to their own, and I think they have great fiit and finish.

Are they perfect? Sorry, that bike is still in...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21,481
Views: 3,853,945
Posted By XPADREX
I'm certain this may get lost in a sea of posts-...

I'm certain this may get lost in a sea of posts- but I wanted to share my review of the "new" bike I've had for a year, my '12 Roadie.

I bought the Tiger as a birthday present last year, but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 200,770
Posted By XPADREX
I owned a brand new W650, and took a ride on a...

I owned a brand new W650, and took a ride on a 2013 Stone this past Saturday.

I really liked my 650... ...but I love this Guzzi. The W has plenty of features, and if I owned one I'm not sure I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,635
Posted By XPADREX
Full disclosure- I worked in the motorcycle...

Full disclosure- I worked in the motorcycle industry for about 14 years.
I saw some serious trend changes from 1997 through my egress at the end of 2010.

People often like to treat the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,635
Posted By XPADREX
After my older brother had his licensed for the...

After my older brother had his licensed for the street Honda 125 dirt bike (which was the bike I learned to ride on at 8), he bought his first new bike: a GS550ES. He followed up that early "rocket"...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,491,750
Posted By XPADREX
I rode a V7 stone, and a california custom. I'm...

I rode a V7 stone, and a california custom. I'm not much for floorboards anymore, but I enjoyed the stone.

I wasn't shopping this time.... just had the chance to take a spin on some demos. What...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,491,750
Posted By XPADREX
For all you Stelvio types- I finally got to see...

For all you Stelvio types- I finally got to see one in person today. Nice bike- and seems like a hell of a value.

Sadly, I did not get to ride one- did ride two other Guzzi demos.

Anyhoo-...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,502
Posted By XPADREX
How is it on the tailbone? That's where my...

How is it on the tailbone?

That's where my pain is (from a childhood injury).
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21,481
Views: 3,853,945
Posted By XPADREX
Other than a little deception in the owner's...

Other than a little deception in the owner's manual... I've been loving this bike. ;) thanks for the assist... I also called Bueller, who gets to hear all of my mechanical tales of woe. He confirmed...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21,481
Views: 3,853,945
Posted By XPADREX
Heres why I ask: I remove the drain plug......

Heres why I ask:

I remove the drain plug... first loosen with a hex key, then loosen the rest of the way with my fingertips. It comes loose, and falls into the drain pan accompanied by a gush of...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21,481
Views: 3,853,945
Posted By XPADREX
Does it use a washer any longer?

Does it use a washer any longer?
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21,481
Views: 3,853,945
Posted By XPADREX
Thanks for the swift respose. The owner's manual...

Thanks for the swift respose. The owner's manual shows a traditional one, and all I see is what you describedl.. it seemed obvious, but I figured better to check then wtf!! LOL
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21,481
Views: 3,853,945
Posted By XPADREX
Stupid question posted from a cell phone: did...

Stupid question posted from a cell phone: did they change the oil drain plug from a traditional external to a set in torx looking jobby?
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21,481
Views: 3,853,945
Posted By XPADREX
Snagged a '12 800 ABS Roadie two days ago. Traded...

Snagged a '12 800 ABS Roadie two days ago. Traded in my beloved '05 F650GS.
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25,329
Views: 4,725,415
Posted By XPADREX
When I was in "da bidness" I took three...

When I was in "da bidness" I took three pre-orders for this bke- but then I left to pursue other career options- and yesterday was my first ride on the Super Tenere.

I like it= I like it a lot. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 69,573
Views: 5,604,511
Posted By XPADREX
Truly, the biggest loser.

Truly, the biggest loser.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 69,573
Views: 5,604,511
Posted By XPADREX
The one, the only, R-3350 was in the parking lot...

The one, the only, R-3350 was in the parking lot when I got back from lunch today.

Good on ya, Carl, for riding in- I think.
:lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 69,573
Views: 5,604,511
Posted By XPADREX
Great news... I've got no idea what you're going...

Great news... I've got no idea what you're going through, but I wish continued best wishes towards your recovery.

How are you stocked on craisins? :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-15-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 69,573
Views: 5,604,511
Posted By XPADREX
:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-15-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 69,573
Views: 5,604,511
Posted By XPADREX
Only if you play this whilst driving: ...

Only if you play this whilst driving:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q7FFjUpVLg
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,033
Posted By XPADREX
I have always had a thing for the R1100S. I...

I have always had a thing for the R1100S. I almost bought my friend Bill's, but had my eye on an R1150GS at the time.

I also came this- I mean this close:...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-15-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 69,573
Views: 5,604,511
Posted By XPADREX
:lol3 Momma used to tell me that when I started...

:lol3 Momma used to tell me that when I started driving, and we'd discuss right of way at a four-way stop. She cautioned me to look before going, even if it WAS my turn to go... else I'd be "right......
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,718
Posted By XPADREX
I stopped going to those forums ages ago. ...

I stopped going to those forums ages ago.

"Goldwhiners" are legendary- and I'm convinced that for some people, if the Good Lord himself lovingly handcrafted a motorcycle out of mana and let it...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 22,064
Posted By XPADREX
As a courtesy, we have accepted a few Chinese...

As a courtesy, we have accepted a few Chinese scooters on trade when their owners get fed up.

I've yet to be impressed. They shake like a dog with fleas, fitment is poor, the lights actually dim...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,270
Posted By XPADREX
It's pretty wet here in Ohio. No matter...

It's pretty wet here in Ohio.


No matter your ride, I prefer a good quality tire like a Continental.

The grip in rain- and even slush- has been fantastic.
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,073
Posted By XPADREX
http://www.vichardware.net/lock/closer.jpg ...

http://www.vichardware.net/lock/closer.jpg


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http://www.go-patriots.com/Posters/Poster%20icons/Git-er-done_sm.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,718
Posted By XPADREX
True story: guy pulls his GL1500 into the shop,...

True story: guy pulls his GL1500 into the shop, and puts it on the center stand. Fires it up, and puts it in first gear. Stars to rev it before the shop foreman yells "what the hell are you...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,718
Posted By XPADREX
Bought a 2001. Front end wobbles at 40 mph...

Bought a 2001. Front end wobbles at 40 mph decelerating with your hands off the bars, so I don't do that anymore.

I've ridden over 1,000 miles in a day on it with my wife multiple times. We...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21,481
Views: 3,853,945
Posted By XPADREX
We placed our Triumph forward orders last week. ...

We placed our Triumph forward orders last week.

So far, I've only had one "money down" commitment, and that was for a white 800ABS.

We placed our orders in the hopes that we guess correctly...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-03-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 69,573
Views: 5,604,511
Posted By XPADREX
LOL I checked it out. For $39, that SOG gear is...

LOL I checked it out. For $39, that SOG gear is no doubt ubertacticool, but I wonder how many kommandos might get more than a day or two's use out of it.

Paging swingset, to tell me $39 is too...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-03-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 69,573
Views: 5,604,511
Posted By XPADREX
You had me at "Get in the van."

You had me at "Get in the van."
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-03-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 69,573
Views: 5,604,511
Posted By XPADREX
I'm guessing somewhere in Licking County.

I'm guessing somewhere in Licking County.
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,807
Posted By XPADREX
Honda flat-rates air cleaner replacement at .9...

Honda flat-rates air cleaner replacement at .9 hours. This means a reasonably competent tech can do it in an hour to an hour and a half.

It's recommended at 12k, with the majority of owners...
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