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Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By Alton
Rim swap - bandit 1250

Maybe this belongs in the garage, but here goes.

The curb into the parking lot at work is ugly. I had to avoid a car one morning and came in fast. It put a dent in the edge of the front rim. A...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,796
Posted By Alton
Response to the OP: Ignore all responses in...

Response to the OP:

Ignore all responses in this thread and get yourself a test ride on each. They are both great bikes, but you are bound to like one or the other more. Which one is really...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,796
Posted By Alton
You need to test ride the new Bandit. Ignore the...

You need to test ride the new Bandit. Ignore the shootouts. I've decided guys who get to throw a leg over a new bike every week have skewed vision of what a bike "should be".

I've owned, in...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,608
Posted By Alton
Based on this, I'm going to re-up the...

Based on this, I'm going to re-up the recommendation of a Bandit 1200. Put some handlebar risers on it. Heck, do what I do and raise the bars with some longer bolts and washers. This will take the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,117
Posted By Alton
VStrom 1000. When the strom first came out, I...

VStrom 1000. When the strom first came out, I lusted after one like a 15 yr old with a Playboy. 5 years later I finally had cash to spend on one, took a test ride, and just couldn't make myself...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Alton
Cool. Thanks so much for the info! Sounds like...

Cool. Thanks so much for the info! Sounds like I found my place to sleep.

:D
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Alton
Q about Indiana State Parks

I'm planning a trip to Pennsylvania, and intending to leave the E-Stl area at 8:00 at night and want to have a place off I-70 in Indiana to throw a sleeping bag down on a picnic table or something...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 229,505
Posted By Alton
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TH2ppwrr5kQ/TkN...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TH2ppwrr5kQ/TkNjuUPYqqI/AAAAAAAAAm0/QDslj2Mq52g/s640/DSC_5566.JPG
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,864
Posted By Alton
I'm not going to tell you that you HAVE to wear...

I'm not going to tell you that you HAVE to wear ATGATT. I'm not your mommy, and I don't think the gov't should be either.

I am going to recommend to you that the smart thing to do is to wear...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,138
Posted By Alton
Bandit 1250. :hide I've owned an '07...

Bandit 1250. :hide


I've owned an '07 1050 and ridden the FZ1 several times. The Tiger has more torque down low, which I like. Riding up a mountainside, you can come around a switchback and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 564,877
Posted By Alton
Which back-roads are you hitting from up there in...

Which back-roads are you hitting from up there in Alton? Any you particularly like? I'm in the Belleville area and usually head south towards Freeburg. There are some nice twisty back-roads down...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 488,204
Posted By Alton
Not insanity, but damn, I wish I had free cash...

Not insanity, but damn, I wish I had free cash right now. It looks like someone did a good job.
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Suzuki DR650 SUPERMOTO!! - $3350...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 32,365
Posted By Alton
... the car in front/behind/next to you.

... the car in front/behind/next to you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35,507
Views: 8,954,198
Posted By Alton
I dislike nanny state laws protecting adults from...

I dislike nanny state laws protecting adults from themselves. If you are an adult its your right to be stupid as long as you don't hurt someone else.

I am all for nanny state laws protecting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-20-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7,340
Views: 2,494,694
Posted By Alton
Central MO

I doubt this was accidental. I've heard the signs aren't there anymore, but I haven't been down that way to verify.

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s371/wwexell/k-KK.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,993
Posted By Alton
Don't know if its the worst or not, but I do...

Don't know if its the worst or not, but I do remember getting off the interstate in Louisiana and driving on some back roads. And then after 5 minutes realizing that what I thought was smoke from a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 564,877
Posted By Alton
I don't have a pic, but I just use a marine 12v...

I don't have a pic, but I just use a marine 12v jack (http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Grade-Cigarette-Lighter-Socket/dp/B0002KRC5Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337354855&sr=8-2) from the auto parts store...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 30,680
Posted By Alton
This should be fun. There are little cemeteries...

This should be fun. There are little cemeteries EVERYWHERE.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-07-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Alton
Yep. The Shut-Ins are awesome. Planning to...

Yep. The Shut-Ins are awesome. Planning to take my kids camping there for the first time this summer. Nearby Elephant Rocks are rockin' as well. Back in college we'd camp at the shut-ins, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,438
Posted By Alton
Google Voice FTW! I always post my Google...

Google Voice FTW!

I always post my Google Voice number on CL. Then I can turn forwarding on/off as I want, and if things really go to hell, I can just get a new Google Voice number.

I usually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,310
Posted By Alton
Over the weekend, I became one of the fools. ...

Over the weekend, I became one of the fools. Out for a ride, heading home. On a two lane road that I hit once every 6 months to a year or so. Lots of vehicles on the road, so when we hit safe...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 30,680
Posted By Alton
And the new tag. Northwest of the previous tag,...

And the new tag. Northwest of the previous tag, but in Illinois. BTW, you can go the short way and get a ride, or take the long way. I took the long way today and it was HOT.
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 30,680
Posted By Alton
Tag!

Sorry for the quality. Phone got set on VGA by accident and I couldn't tell in the sunshine.

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s371/wwexell/TagORama/IMG_20120506_104734.jpg...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Alton
++ I've stayed with friends during college,...

++

I've stayed with friends during college, and with the family since. Its always an excellent place to camp and hang out. I agree with sanobs. Missouri doesn't get much right, but it does do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35,507
Views: 8,954,198
Posted By Alton
I don't think thats a cape. Pretty sure its a...

I don't think thats a cape. Pretty sure its a duster (http://www.amazon.com/Australian-Large-Oilskin-Duster-Riding/dp/B00016IYD8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1336141291&sr=8-3).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 23,354
Posted By Alton
Fair enough! :wink: The Tiger won't handle...

Fair enough! :wink:

The Tiger won't handle quite like a gixxer, but it'll be closer if you upgrade the suspension. Otherwise, 110hp, factory hard bags avail, 1/4 in the tens, good seat position...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 23,354
Posted By Alton
The question is, if it has hard bags, modern...

The question is, if it has hard bags, modern suspension, and can do 1/4 mile in the tens, why does it matter what the weight is? Especially if that weight is built on a low center of gravity?

I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,283
Posted By Alton
Now that it doesn't matter anymore and I'm...

Now that it doesn't matter anymore and I'm wishing I had read to the bottom of the thread first........




I don't think you can really go wrong with ANY of the bikes you have listed. However,...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,939
Posted By Alton
I don't ride a Honda these days, but I still try...

I don't ride a Honda these days, but I still try to go to the local Honda shop. The parts counter guy always tries to run a deal for you. I've had him give me excellent prices on both parts and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35,507
Views: 8,954,198
Posted By Alton
Add me to that list. I break toothpicks. I...

Add me to that list.
I break toothpicks. I like meat. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,880
Posted By Alton
Illinois law specifically says you must stay...

Illinois law specifically says you must stay seated:
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=062500050HCh%2E+11+Art%2E+XIV&ActID=1815&ChapterID=49&SeqStart=120200000&SeqEnd=125200000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 23,354
Posted By Alton
'07 Bandit 1250 Never been on a dyno, but my...

'07 Bandit 1250

Never been on a dyno, but my ass tells me it makes plenty of horsepower for me, and it never feels heavy, even though I've heard armchair warriors claim it's too heavy time and...
Forum: Face plant 04-30-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,505
Posted By Alton
:cry

:cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,425
Posted By Alton
+1 I recommend staying under 750cc, but even...

+1

I recommend staying under 750cc, but even that isn't set in stone.
Used is the way to go for your first bike. Much less depreciation if it just doesn't work out.
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 564,877
Posted By Alton
Cheap bar risers. ...

Cheap bar risers.

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showpost.php?p=991086&postcount=196
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,614
Posted By Alton
If I could afford $8K+ for a second bike right...

If I could afford $8K+ for a second bike right now, I'd have one for a commuter bike and keep the Bandit for anything over 30 miles. Its simply just not in the budget right now.

My commute is 3-6...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By Alton
You can have a normal life and not be bored or...

You can have a normal life and not be bored or feel stuck in a routine.

I'll admit that occasionally I wish I hadn't met my wife till after college, because a 6 months road trip sounds like a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,486
Posted By Alton
When I bought my current Bandit the handling was...

When I bought my current Bandit the handling was bad at first, and I thought the tires had been in the OK sun too long and was prepping to order a new set for it. Then my brother pointed out that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,316
Posted By Alton
:clap:clap Well done. The other day, my...

:clap:clap Well done.


The other day, my wife told someone that if I crash again, I don't get a new bike, she's getting a boob lift and a tummy tuck instead.

I asked if her new husband was...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,883
Views: 1,411,560
Posted By Alton
:tb

:tb
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