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Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,876
Posted By ridewv
Have you tried ordering from a dealer? I ordered...

Have you tried ordering from a dealer? I ordered a replacement shield for my original Hondaline windshield from the local Honda dealer last year. At that time they still offered the complete kit...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By ridewv
I can't offer any help because my 14 GSA is...

I can't offer any help because my 14 GSA is almost completely free of vibration to well beyond 5,000 rpm. My 05 and 09 GS's vibrated about the same, my 2012 Camhead GSA vibrated a little more than...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 648,078
Posted By ridewv
I've always considered the beauty of a “standard”...

I've always considered the beauty of a “standard” is the way they can be easily modified to suit a wide variety of riders and riding conditions. It involves 4 bolts and maybe 5 minutes to install or...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,907
Posted By ridewv
Yes they will. I try and sit on a Corbin for the...

Yes they will. I try and sit on a Corbin for the same motorcycle as I'd be buying one for. Much of the time they are fine but not always. I tried one for a K1200GT and it was horrible. I sat on a...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,907
Posted By ridewv
I like them a lot. Every bike I own has a Corbin,...

I like them a lot. Every bike I own has a Corbin, other than my Electra Glide which has a great stock seat.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,876
Posted By ridewv
I haven't but I notice a number of people over at...

I haven't but I notice a number of people over at Nighthawk forums have done this. If I were replacing sprockets and chain I might go one, possibly two, smaller on the rear which would be a little...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
Same thing isn't it? With their lineup well...

Same thing isn't it?
With their lineup well over $10,000 HD needs a loss leader so they elect to sell essentially the same $11,000 XL1200 for only $9,000 by reducing the bore making it 883. Costs...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 17,600
Posted By ridewv
LOL, yeah that's it.

LOL, yeah that's it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
I would think so. The 883 is the same bike as the...

I would think so. The 883 is the same bike as the 1200 yet they have to sell it for thousands less just to offer something as an "affordable starter bike".
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 17,600
Posted By ridewv
But maybe not. BMW has addressed this (or...

But maybe not. BMW has addressed this (or something?) with the steering damper and changes to ASC.

Kevin Duke, editor-in-chief of US website Motorcycle.com, described an incident on a rippled...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,876
Posted By ridewv
If you have a pigtail from your battery just plug...

If you have a pigtail from your battery just plug it in and charge it. If not it'd be about as easy to install a pigtail now as disconnect and remove the battery. Whatever you do do not leave it in a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,876
Posted By ridewv
Unless you can do it while riding I've understood...

Unless you can do it while riding I've understood that to not be a good idea, especially on an air-cooled motor. Something about not getting it completely hot to boil off all moisture will do more...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,876
Posted By ridewv
Center stand, maybe your dealer? Not sure if...

Center stand, maybe your dealer? Not sure if still available but just a few months ago my dealer was able to order my center stand from Honda. Backrest will be more difficult as Honda hasn't be...
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 143,948
Posted By ridewv
I've not used them but a lot of Harley owners...

I've not used them but a lot of Harley owners swear by Xieds. I see they offer versions for BMW's also.

http://sales.nightrider.com/R1200-BMW-AF-XIED_p_59.html
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
Maybe it'll be the limited edition "CVO Street...

Maybe it'll be the limited edition "CVO Street 800"? If so, around $13,000. :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
Not that it makes any difference but most...

Not that it makes any difference but most Kawasaki riders don't consider a Vulcan to be a real Kawasaki, merely a Harley wannabe.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
I'm always happy to ride other motorcycles but...

I'm always happy to ride other motorcycles but never a Blast, once is more than enough. Glad you had a "blast" riding it you should pick one up they're quite cheap.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
I'm capable of remembering the Buell Blast which...

I'm capable of remembering the Buell Blast which was HD's previous attempt at marketing a budget motorcycle. I actually rode one and it was without a doubt the worst motorcycle I've ever ridden in my...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,876
Posted By ridewv
If you wish to buy one there's at least one...

If you wish to buy one there's at least one company that makes a fork brace for the Nighthawk 750. Nothing wrong with making your own though.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
Interesting how things change, BMW's are now the...

Interesting how things change, BMW's are now the ones getting loud. My stock 2012 GSA is louder than my stock Electra Glide, even louder than my FXDX with HD slip-ons and 204 cam. :huh
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
These bikes are the same wet weight (published at...

These bikes are the same wet weight (published at least) as Honda's new NC700X, only with more power. A V-twin motor has to be heavier and more complex to build than that parallel twin. These bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
I even like the shelby stripe on it. ...

I even like the shelby stripe on it.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/FXDXI/Motorcycles/q7wl_zps664cbe2f.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
It's not the India of even 10 years ago, India...

It's not the India of even 10 years ago, India now has a lot of high tech manufacturing. I recall BMW now sources from a company in India that was responsible for the complete design, engineering,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
Automatic transmissions are on the way out? Good!

Automatic transmissions are on the way out? Good!
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
Actually that's what I meant. For instance my...

Actually that's what I meant. For instance my Polaris VIN begins with "4" meaning it was manufactured in Mexico.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
I think it says "made in China" (or Malaysia)...

I think it says "made in China" (or Malaysia) right on most of it. Interesting if the bikes will have "made in India" on their VIN code?
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 41,049
Posted By ridewv
OK they raked and lowered it in the restyle so...

OK they raked and lowered it in the restyle so it's now a power cruiser but I still don't get substantially reducing power from the ST1300 which already had a practically flat power curve?
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 189,691
Posted By ridewv
The Triumph rider appears to be looking back at...

The Triumph rider appears to be looking back at the Ninet he just passed!
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 41,049
Posted By ridewv
Am I correct in that this is simply a "styled"...

Am I correct in that this is simply a "styled" ST1300 only with substantially reduced performance?
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,741
Posted By ridewv
25" seat height with mid controls, minimal...

25" seat height with mid controls, minimal suspension, and 15" rear wheel, this thing will be pretty small and certainly low. Too cramped for many of us but good for new riders and small folk. With...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 41,049
Posted By ridewv
This is depressing. I wonder if they detuned the...

This is depressing. I wonder if they detuned the engine for the automatic transmission?

The CTX is powered by the 1,261cc V4 as used in the Pan European, producing 84bhp and 78lbft of torque.

...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 189,691
Posted By ridewv
I like Moto Guzzi's but I don't think the Grisso...

I like Moto Guzzi's but I don't think the Grisso is a particularly attractive one. Even if it was it'd be quickly crossed my list due to it's abysmal fuel consumption. There's just no excuse for 33...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 189,691
Posted By ridewv
I don't understand why it's even covered what's...

I don't understand why it's even covered what's wrong with just leaving it exposed?
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 189,691
Posted By ridewv
What's the black louvered box below the right...

What's the black louvered box below the right cylinder on the Grisso?
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 41,049
Posted By ridewv
Well a scooter leans in turns which is the...

Well a scooter leans in turns which is the essence of what cycling is. Smaller scooters are extremely nimble with their short wheelbase and small wheels, you can squirt into the tiniest gap in a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 41,049
Posted By ridewv
While I can appreciate a scooter (especially the...

While I can appreciate a scooter (especially the 240-400cc ones) I just don't get trikes. They seem to offer all the negatives of motorcycling w/o the positives.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,876
Posted By ridewv
Steve I have no experience with different size...

Steve I have no experience with different size jetting, Dyno-jet. etc on these bikes but if you alter your airbox and/or the exhaust to flow more, like Rabbit170, different jetting will be necessary....
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,876
Posted By ridewv
Yes. You can remove all 4 of them as a single...

Yes. You can remove all 4 of them as a single unit. If I recall down at the carbs I had to remove the throttle cable bracket first in order to release the cables.
Then leaving them together just...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 41,049
Posted By ridewv
No doubt!

No doubt!
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 948,876
Posted By ridewv
The idle jets are the smallest and the first to...

The idle jets are the smallest and the first to clog, I wouldn't be surprised if your idle jets are not partially obstructed making it really lean. This is a very common problem on older motorcycles...
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