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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,290
Posted By alekkas
I keep coming back to this thread. Nice job...

I keep coming back to this thread. Nice job Lof8. I imagine there are many more suitable bikes for this project, but you are doing this with a honda fricken rebel! I am certain I don't have the...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,288
Views: 936,943
Posted By alekkas
I imagine a lot of this is "a bike I currently...

I imagine a lot of this is "a bike I currently own" bias, but regardless, I love the lines of the 919. Smooth, raked, classic, nekkid, etc ... Love the "real" motorcycle tactile feel even though it...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,398
Posted By alekkas
The green wheel stripes make sense on the green. ...

The green wheel stripes make sense on the green. Kinda dumbass on the white. Cheap bags look ok yo me for a budget bike. The white overall not so appealing to me. Green looks good. I'm sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By alekkas
Had to lay er down

Had to lay er down
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By alekkas
I am definitely a 4 season guy too. Still, a...

I am definitely a 4 season guy too. Still, a little crabby just about now.

Not a parked row tipped over, but a bit of domino action here:

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-22-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By alekkas
South Dakotans / Stampede games?

Anyone get out there? #2 son there. The Denny is awesome and the fans have been great all year. Anyone here get out to games?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By alekkas
Kids 21, 19, 15. Have spent many years at the...

Kids 21, 19, 15. Have spent many years at the rinks, eh? Driving the zam is my retirement #1 job choice. Cut a sheet, cut the next sheet, nap for 40 minutes. Repeat.

I'll probably have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By alekkas
Tipping Dominoes

Man, winter is getting long here. Bike almost ready for Spring.

Ride with a good group of riders / guys in SW or SE Wisconsin many Sunday mornings. Depending on who is there, I fit in right...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 34,846
Posted By alekkas
Same here. Everytime I see the Vulcan 650, I...

Same here. Everytime I see the Vulcan 650, I think how cool to have one of those .... then realize, how cooler to have one of those with a versys or Er geometry.
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,290
Posted By alekkas
Good on ya. What a cool project with a non...

Good on ya. What a cool project with a non traditional bike. Love it. Gonna never scoff at another cheap for sale rebel again.
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By alekkas
The PO put one of those from Whitney on my connie...

The PO put one of those from Whitney on my connie - called TMS I think but the same thing. Same import stuff with various labels on them. It worked - kinda ugly, but certainly frugal.

If you...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,102
Posted By alekkas
The OP is just a layman who knows riding, reading...

The OP is just a layman who knows riding, reading about bikes, and the used $ market in my area. I am very naive about the industry and sales numbers and things of that nature. Reading the article,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,102
Posted By alekkas
Yeah, something like only 16 failures. Fewer...

Yeah, something like only 16 failures. Fewer than that when this whole process started. Pretty responsive.
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,102
Posted By alekkas
Victory Recall

Just read this today. http://blog.motorcycle.com/2015/01/09/manufacturers/victory/victory-motorcycles-recalled-fuel-pump-issues/

The description of how this played out seems like a quality...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 74,259
Posted By alekkas
Similar could be said in the cruiser world about...

Similar could be said in the cruiser world about the scout (relative, of course) - also the new little KTM, it seems.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 46,518
Posted By alekkas
A bike like this with traction control would be a...

A bike like this with traction control would be a complete waste of MSRP $ hike in many people's opinion. Remember, it is a very nice pricepoint 650.

Now ABS is a different story - you betcha. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,398
Posted By alekkas
dyna's round here. Found myself camping along...

dyna's round here. Found myself camping along the Mississippi at a get together for this demographic. What an absolute blast. Nothing but fun - welcomed to the party. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,395
Posted By alekkas
As good a take as any. Makes more sense of that...

As good a take as any. Makes more sense of that repsol 250 as well. In those markets, high efficiency, no need for a ton of hp bikes obviously (I guess) are more desirable than in North America and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 46,518
Posted By alekkas
Regardless guys, I think we all agree that 700 is...

Regardless guys, I think we all agree that 700 is worth it in ad ons alone - and the extra warrantee doesn't hurt - especially if you're putting 15 - 20 k miles on it a year. Likely nothing would...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,038
Posted By alekkas
A lot of what gypped and kraven said. I have...

A lot of what gypped and kraven said. I have never really heard of anyone ordering pegs or bars as an accessory from the dealer - especially at this price point. Always seems to be risers and peg...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By alekkas
That's what I was asking. Hopefully a LITTLE...

That's what I was asking. Hopefully a LITTLE better than last year, eh?
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By alekkas
Does this mean anything for EBR?

http://www.sportrider.com/sportbike-news/video-niccolo-canepa-shatters-jennings-gp-lap-record-hero-ebr-1190rx?dom=sri&loc=contentwell&lnk=video-niccol-canepa-shatters-jennings-gp-lap-record-on-hero-eb...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,038
Posted By alekkas
My guess is probably a big NO for most Harley...

My guess is probably a big NO for most Harley guys, dudeclone. But maybe for the utes, especially urban ones. Also for starter bikes. I imagine a lot like the Vulcan 500 filled a small niche,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 46,518
Posted By alekkas
http://www.kawasaki.com/products/2015-vulcan-900-c...

http://www.kawasaki.com/products/2015-vulcan-900-classic-lt

Click Specs
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 46,518
Posted By alekkas
Of course, you may be right on all of this. But...

Of course, you may be right on all of this. But there is precedent where they offer more warrantee on their "touring" models. In the days of the nomad and LT cruiser there was a graduated warrantee...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 46,518
Posted By alekkas
Congrats on the new bike. With guitars, if you...

Congrats on the new bike. With guitars, if you play it, it will eventually get that first ding. When it happens, we say at least that first one is out of the way, now you can just play it! :freaky ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 46,518
Posted By alekkas
Always have been a Versys fan. Have ridden an...

Always have been a Versys fan. Have ridden an '08 a couple of times following a great rider, so have really been able to enjoy that motor. Really excited about these changes - especially the LT...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,696
Posted By alekkas
Saying the category "super sport" doesn't exist...

Saying the category "super sport" doesn't exist means one hasn't been paying attention. Honda, Kaw, and Yamaha all list sport bikes and super sports.

I don't believe this to be some marketing...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By alekkas
That's cool.

That's cool.
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3,102
Views: 602,173
Posted By alekkas
It's this one: ...

It's this one:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716516

Great read
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,063
Posted By alekkas
That's a nice set up papadage

That's a nice set up papadage
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,063
Posted By alekkas
If being underpowered on the turnpike is a...

If being underpowered on the turnpike is a concern, then the ST1100 / C10 option works well. A little more for an FJR. Not sure the C14 or ST1300 fit your price range.

In my opinion, anything...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,696
Posted By alekkas
The ninja 1000 is not a nekkid or standard. It...

The ninja 1000 is not a nekkid or standard. It is a sport bike. The ZX10 is a supersport. Even the manufacturers' webpages list them that way.
/no need for a rant in the first place...
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By alekkas
Yes, that is quite a fun motor, but needs to go...

Yes, that is quite a fun motor, but needs to go fast for sure. There is no inherent "too stiff" quality to that bike for most folks. But many do wind up changing out the seat.

First things first...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,696
Posted By alekkas
I think that is why we have the pie sliced into...

I think that is why we have the pie sliced into tiny pieces. Those ARE sport bikes - to me.

What you describe - maybe "super sport" would be a clearer, more defining term to settle on. No one...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,395
Posted By alekkas
I rode the 700. I "get" it. Just found it...

I rode the 700. I "get" it. Just found it boring - which it is compared to some other bikes in the class. We can say it leads the class in some ways but lacks in others. That was the point of the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,463
Posted By alekkas
Tour anything - ride what you have. Went full...

Tour anything - ride what you have. Went full circle to sport touring bikes and now back nekkid. To the OP, 200+ mile days are not really a stretch on anything if you have no mechanical issues. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By alekkas
Slips on won't slip off

Honda 919. D and D slip ons.

Everything loose. Heated with torch and by running the bike. Already scarred one of the pipes. Kinda pissed. Taking a break until tomorrow. Gotta repack them...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 46,518
Posted By alekkas
I like that article. I especially like the...

I like that article. I especially like the disclosure at the end. Feels like an actual glimpse into reviewer bias and WHY he has it - almost like a real conversation.

Best part is the #1 sigh....
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 57,992
Posted By alekkas
For the rear - which of course isn't great, being...

For the rear - which of course isn't great, being heavy, I went all the way on preload and started there with the old more is better ham fisted way of thinking. There is a sweet spot. For me it is...
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