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Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,825
Posted By jon_l
I have no experience with the new Versys,...

I have no experience with the new Versys, however, I can tell you based on being a former V-Strom 650 owner, that a 500lb bike with a high center of gravity & street-ish tires is a handful off-road. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8,668
Views: 1,363,385
Posted By jon_l
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/14786270273_b0...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/14786270273_b09219614e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/owBv1n)

I really enjoy my CBF. Only regret - I really wish the US got them, so I'd have easier access / more...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 19,310
Posted By jon_l
Thanks Klaviator. I will save for future...

Thanks Klaviator. I will save for future reference, and hopefully to visit someday.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 19,310
Posted By jon_l
love the country, waterfalls...

Klaviator - where are those waterfalls in your photos, please? Alabama looking like a wonderful place to ride. I haven't been there since I was a kid almost 50 years ago.



Not all are from...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,449
Posted By jon_l
This may be dumb, but... I though I read...

This may be dumb, but...

I though I read that dynos don't work with CVTs? If so, crank is the only HP value possible for most scooters.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 17,523
Posted By jon_l
One post early in this thread mentioned that the...

One post early in this thread mentioned that the XC155 has screw and locknut valve lash adjusters. Seems odd for a modern, reasonably high performance engine.

Is this confirmed?

What is the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,886
Posted By jon_l
I agree. I am interested in scooters for Wifey...

I agree. I am interested in scooters for Wifey and me, but keep seeing ridiculous valve check intervals. Hard to understand. My current Honda CBF road bike and my recently sold Yamaha WR250R have...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8,668
Views: 1,363,385
Posted By jon_l
I keep coming back to this:

http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Moto-Guzzi-V7-II-Stone-RED-STUDIO-SIDE-R.jpg

Can't wait to check out the V7 II with new 6 speed tranny, ABS and TC
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By jon_l
Iif the aftermarket supports the bike and if...

Iif the aftermarket supports the bike and if Honda isn't making money selling accessories, why would they inventory accessories indefinitely?

Parts, yes, accessories, I don't know? It is a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 916,829
Posted By jon_l
I would be interested in hearing more Woodnbow. ...

I would be interested in hearing more Woodnbow. Would you elaborate, please?
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,850
Posted By jon_l
Didn't get that from your earlier post. In that...

Didn't get that from your earlier post. In that case, your advice is worth heeding.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,850
Posted By jon_l
You rode one, and everything they ever make is...

You rode one, and everything they ever make is the worst in existence?

Toyotas were sketchy, tiny, under-powered, rusty, etc. in 1980, and now they're mainstream, and a yardstick against which...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,850
Posted By jon_l
Rider in photo must be tiny! Weight, HP, etc....

Rider in photo must be tiny! Weight, HP, etc. look good. Seat looks miserable.

As long as it is a $4k bike, go for it. Otherwise, I'd stick with 390 Duke, R3, CB300, Ninja300
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 24,546
Posted By jon_l
Well said Jelocity.

Well said Jelocity.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,974
Posted By jon_l
my vehicle from my office window this morning

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7537/15167030274_52c3cb359b_b.jpg

If you ride now, I would take the advice above and go way South before turning right.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By jon_l
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/9625735176_7e3...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/9625735176_7e3efc129f_b.jpg

Western NC, USA
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,825
Posted By jon_l
I'd suggest you wait on the gel seat until you a)...

I'd suggest you wait on the gel seat until you a) have tried the OEM and b) test-ride a gel seat. My limited experience is that factory gel seats suck as much as the one you are looking to improve. ...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372,156
Posted By jon_l
moto magazines, free

I would hate to throw these in recycling. Approx 3 dozen, 2012 to current.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7548/15152151784_e8f1205f68_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p5WJQh)

Pick-up only, or possibly...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By jon_l
+1 and this is (apparently) the best orientation...

+1 and this is (apparently) the best orientation for storage.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By jon_l
If no dirt, Versys: ...

If no dirt, Versys:

http://www.sportrider.com/sites/sportrider.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/2015-kawasaki-versys-650-lt-green.jpg?itok=DWg7SUCG
Forum: Canada 11-08-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By jon_l
Ah, CNC. That could be useful too. Thanks!

Ah, CNC. That could be useful too. Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By jon_l
Bikes that look great and are exceptionally...

Bikes that look great and are exceptionally low-priced compared to 99% of the used market? There might be a red flag there somewhere.

Too good to be true? Or sellers who don't know the value...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,948
Views: 920,685
Posted By jon_l
Don't know about Trolls, but... Since the US...

Don't know about Trolls, but...

Since the US doesn't get the NC750, perhaps he isn't American, and perhaps his gallons are Imperial, not US gallons? Difference is 20%.
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By jon_l
Faja - I believe the beak comment was because...

Faja - I believe the beak comment was because this forum is "BEASTS" i.e. dual-purpose or street bikes with some off-road ability (or pretensions).

Not criticizing, just saying - perhaps your post...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-06-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 100,865
Posted By jon_l
Nice bike. Are you in Costa Rica?

Nice bike. Are you in Costa Rica?
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By jon_l
I personally would go with the newer bike,...

I personally would go with the newer bike, especially if you don't expect to add the same accessories as are already on the 09. $3k for the newer bike sounds well worth it. Of course, if you add...
Forum: Canada 11-06-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By jon_l
Good info John. Thank you!

Good info John. Thank you!
Forum: Canada 11-06-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By jon_l
Thanks RickyBilly. What is "CMC"?

Thanks RickyBilly. What is "CMC"?
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,725
Posted By jon_l
I am with DudeClone: ...

I am with DudeClone:

http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/images/pages/products/units/MC/medium/2015_FJ-09_red_1.png

Canadian spec:

Sporty, 847cc, DOHC, 4-valve, inline triple with lots of torque and...
Forum: Canada 11-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By jon_l
Thanks John. Is it possible you mean J&R...

Thanks John. Is it possible you mean J&R (www.jandrcycle.ca), the Triumph dealer? I have been in there just to look at bikes. I did business with Cycle World on Dundas St. in Toronto.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,948
Views: 920,685
Posted By jon_l
The DL650 is top heavy and tall, and not a...

The DL650 is top heavy and tall, and not a perfect 1st bike, IMO.

The V-Strom 650 is an amazing budget-tourer and all-rounder, but I would not choose it as a starter bike unless I was tall,...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,395
Posted By jon_l
Suffering from center of the universe syndrome? ...

Suffering from center of the universe syndrome? Buy a KTM 500 EXC already. It is the best in class by a mile.

I suspect Honda makes business decisions unrelated to your buying plans, possibly...
Forum: Canada 11-04-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By jon_l
mechanics in South Georgian Bay

Do any of you have recommendations based on personal experience for mechanics in South Georgian Bay (Meaford / Collingwood / Stayner) or maybe even Barrie? There are a couple bike shops I trust in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,315
Posted By jon_l
Sv650n?

http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/139608/SV650N104.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,315
Posted By jon_l
I like the new Bonnies, but they are ~500 lbs. ...

I like the new Bonnies, but they are ~500 lbs. Are you thinking about an old Bonnie?
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8,668
Views: 1,363,385
Posted By jon_l
Is this...

Is this (http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/09/suzuki-announces-superbike-engined-gsx-s1000-naked-and-gsx-s1000f-sport-tourer/) not sexy enough?
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By jon_l
What does "lacks in safety" mean? At first I...

What does "lacks in safety" mean? At first I figured you want traction control, ABS, slipper clutch, etc., but that isn't available on some of the bikes on your list.

I don't believe the Thruxton...
Forum: Canada 11-02-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By jon_l
If permanently moving, you don't have to do any...

If permanently moving, you don't have to do any of the RIV "importing stuff", When I moved here in '90s, unless a vehicle was over 10 years old (emissions) or purchased within 6 months of moving...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By jon_l
Jerry - saw this in pics forum, inmate is...

Jerry - saw this in pics forum, inmate is NDTransplant.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww158/billz410/KDXontrailer.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,500
Posted By jon_l
I bought a bunch of the small blue original...

I bought a bunch of the small blue original formula squeeze bottles when the formula change was happening. I don't like it, it is hard to apply, goes on thicker, and the spout gums up when cool. ...
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