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Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,734
Posted By MCGMB
What are YOU voting for today Tigre?

What are YOU voting for today Tigre?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 547,669
Posted By MCGMB
You do ride more frequently that I do, and at a...

You do ride more frequently that I do, and at a higher speed.

Two thoughts that may help you:

1. Go up one tooth on countershaft. This allowed me to cruise in 6th at a lower RPM (and lower...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 547,669
Posted By MCGMB
Yamaha has many demo days throughout the US. Go...

Yamaha has many demo days throughout the US. Go to their web site and look under events. I went to one in the Chicago area just last week and tried the FJ-09 -- didn't seem buzzy to me. But then...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By MCGMB
I was basing my torque estimate on the '14...

I was basing my torque estimate on the '14 GS(same engine as RS) dyno vs the '14 Multi as tested by MCUSA. In that comparison the GS had 4-5 more lbs.

I knew the '15 Multi had an updated motor,...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By MCGMB
That's a really good question. All three are...

That's a really good question. All three are sporty-ish, standard-ish, touring-ish, albeit the RS is styled differently and with a slightly more leaned forward riding position.

The Duc and XR...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 192,148
Posted By MCGMB
The Tecbike looks great -- much better than I'd...

The Tecbike looks great -- much better than I'd imagine a bike with the cat still on could look. The black just works ona white bike. :thumb

I'd be absolutely amazed if you could surpass the look...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 165,436
Posted By MCGMB
Very nice review erburtt! When I first saw...

Very nice review erburtt!

When I first saw that it was 26 mins I thought it'd be too long, but you included lots and lots of useful info, making it definitely worth the time. :thumb
Forum: Road Warriors 05-30-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 547,669
Posted By MCGMB
I've read 6 or more tests on the Hyper, and this...

I've read 6 or more tests on the Hyper, and this is by far the most extreme criticism about the clutch.

Quite frankly, the quote: "...always dealing with either a stalled engine or unintended...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 124,410
Posted By MCGMB
I like that the T-Rex has more puck surface area,...

I like that the T-Rex has more puck surface area, but I'm biased since I've had such good luck with the brand.

It's possible the post of the others can catch in something on the road, but don't...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 124,410
Posted By MCGMB
T-Rex sliders are very high quality for the price...

T-Rex sliders are very high quality for the price -- I highly recommend them. Saved my R6' frame following a particularly nasty track day crash.

Nice looking Hyper BTW! :thumb
Forum: Road Warriors 05-15-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 124,410
Posted By MCGMB
Interesting comparison, though when MCUsa put...

Interesting comparison, though when MCUsa put both on a dyno, the FJ pulled 104 HP to the rear wheel and the Hyper 96.

Not sure about torque.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-13-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 60,954
Posted By MCGMB
Having 5 KTM dealers within an hour is odd (but...

Having 5 KTM dealers within an hour is odd (but fortunate).

I live in the Chicago area and have two KTM dealers within 50 miles, and 11 Honda dealers within 38 miles. Can't say what in-stock...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-13-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By MCGMB
The Yamaha seems so much more funky-cool. ...

The Yamaha seems so much more funky-cool.

It's not even close. :wink:

http://www.tanshanomi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Tr1-05.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 165,436
Posted By MCGMB
Agreed. And oftentimes the downward angle is more...

Agreed. And oftentimes the downward angle is more natural for the hands/arms, particularly when in a forward cant (even if not hanging off).

My '05 R6 was, amazingly, an all-day comfortable bike...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 165,436
Posted By MCGMB
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Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By MCGMB
I had the same reaction as your buddy. If you're...

I had the same reaction as your buddy. If you're a sport bike rider (I am) and prefer the balls of your feet on the pegs, you can forget about these Monsters, unless you don't mind kicking your heel...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-08-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,683
Posted By MCGMB
Ah, Flitz, the magical compound! I've used...

Ah, Flitz, the magical compound!

I've used it for other things, but it never occurred to to use it on motorcycle-related items. Don't know what I was thinking. :norton

Anyway, thanks for the...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-03-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,734
Posted By MCGMB
I'd go the Suzuki, because: 1. Looks a...

I'd go the Suzuki, because:

1. Looks a little better (though both kinda wonky)
2. Biggest perceived flaw on Suzi(fueling) less annoying than Kawi(vibration)
3. Seems like wind protection a...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,602
Posted By MCGMB
Hard to imagine that a big single's vibration and...

Hard to imagine that a big single's vibration and limited range wouldn't wear you down over time riding 100mi/day.

What checks all the boxes, and was mentioned twice in this thread but didn't get...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,683
Posted By MCGMB
OK, to say your detailing job is impressive is an...

OK, to say your detailing job is impressive is an understatement. It's quite frankly INCREDIBLE!

Two quick questions:

What was in your "solvent bath" used to make those bolts clean up so...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 29,843
Posted By MCGMB
I'll 3rd this sentiment. While I've owned 11...

I'll 3rd this sentiment.

While I've owned 11 different I4s, and believe riding my (since sold) R6 at 10k+ was literally a howling good time, the truth is that I didn't spend a lot of time up there...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-26-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,271
Posted By MCGMB
Worst winds I EVER rode through. You're right...

Worst winds I EVER rode through. You're right very brutal.

Still a great time overall though. :clap
Forum: Road Warriors 03-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,719
Posted By MCGMB
Let me respond to a question with a question(s). ...

Let me respond to a question with a question(s).

Aren't automobiles more "work-a-day" than motorcycles? So why have a motorcycle in the first place? Honestly, what's the reason?

Bikes are...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-12-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 547,669
Posted By MCGMB
If both of my bikes magically disappearted today,...

If both of my bikes magically disappearted today, and I were go to looking for a replacement, it would come down to those exact two as well.

If I had any pretense of going off-road, as least...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-10-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 547,669
Posted By MCGMB
deerSlayer is correct. In comparing we need...

deerSlayer is correct.

In comparing we need to include all THE SAME-TYPE fees in order to compare apples to apples. Tax rates aren't the same. We don't know other states' taxes (what you would...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-08-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4,921
Views: 609,894
Posted By MCGMB
Hey, insightful thought has no place on the...

Hey, insightful thought has no place on the Internets! What ARE you doing?!?:rofl

BTW, I completely agree with you -- inherent value is contingent on the perceptions of the person willing to...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-08-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,965
Posted By MCGMB
Considering your requirements, along with this...

Considering your requirements, along with this comment


I'd recommend the '02 or '03 CBR954RR:

-Should fit your budget
-Comfy for a SB
-More midrange & torque than a 600/750, very useful on...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-07-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,181
Posted By MCGMB
Sir RichBMW, do you know (with 100% certainty)...

Sir RichBMW, do you know (with 100% certainty) where you'll be in a year?
Forum: Road Warriors 03-07-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,965
Posted By MCGMB
Completely agree with this. I had an '05 R6...

Completely agree with this. I had an '05 R6 (almost same as R6s, except mine had USD forks and slightly different tuning) and did several 400+ mile days with no problem. Not as comfy as my 'Strom of...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-07-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,181
Posted By MCGMB
Nice find on the ride review! I'm used to seeing...

Nice find on the ride review! I'm used to seeing positive initial impressions, but this one was unusually so (along with new R1, which I still can't believe the electronic refinement).

Anyway,...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-04-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By MCGMB
A quick Google found this short, though...

A quick Google found this short, though interesting, comparison by a guy that's ridden both (UK):

http://www.motorcycle-talk.net/forum/2014-yamaha-mt-07-fz-07-reviews/32-mt-07-vs-bmw-f800r.html
Forum: Road Warriors 02-28-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 547,669
Posted By MCGMB
Very nicely done article! :clap Not just the...

Very nicely done article! :clap

Not just the analysis, which made sense, but the fact they picked four cool and relevant bikes (and engine configurations) to begin with, even though they don't...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-26-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,910
Posted By MCGMB
If the Multi were the '13 with multiple...

If the Multi were the '13 with multiple refinements, I'd go with the Ducati.

But it's not, so I say the Yammie --- fewer potential headaches, and that motor seems greater than an 850 has a right...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-04-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 49,692
Posted By MCGMB
Just got done reading the Oregon trip report. ...

Just got done reading the Oregon trip report.

What a pleasant and interesting person.

So sorry for your loss.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-04-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 60,954
Posted By MCGMB
Recently displayed at EICMA. We'll see if this...

Recently displayed at EICMA. We'll see if this makes it to production any time soon.

https://cdn.rideapart.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/RC213V-S_Prototype-2-720x472-770x442.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-06-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,271
Posted By MCGMB
I'll look for this event Saturday. Thanks...

I'll look for this event Saturday.

Thanks for posting it.:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-03-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,271
Posted By MCGMB
Just registered today. I did the event last year...

Just registered today. I did the event last year and it was a great time.

I think there are some easy ADV-type roads around there, but not sure. Hopefully someone who knows the area can post up...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-25-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 547,669
Posted By MCGMB
Red color match seems right on. Size a little...

Red color match seems right on. Size a little chunky for the rest of the lines on the bike, but considering capacity, it's probably worth it.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,475
Posted By MCGMB
Hey man, get out of my head! :rofl Those...

Hey man, get out of my head! :rofl

Those were the first two, and only two I was going to suggest. The FZ #1 though.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By MCGMB
I think you've characterized the two bikes very...

I think you've characterized the two bikes very accurately.

I owned a WR for a while and liked, but didn't love it. Surprisingly good streetbike, 2 gal tank which could get me 120 miles...
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