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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20,935
Views: 5,994,679
Posted By espacef1fan
I understand the difference in engine and...

I understand the difference in engine and exhaust.

Is the rake difference in the frame(steering head) or just a result of the different suspension that is bolted on?

The other way to say this.....
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20,935
Views: 5,994,679
Posted By espacef1fan
Bonneville to Scrambler conversion

I've searched the thread and can't find a solid answer.

What parts must be changed to convert the a T100 to a Scrambler? How about a SE?

Both bonnies would need as far as I can tell:
=Front...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By espacef1fan
More fun to ride a slow bike fast...

So is trail/offroad riding a Scrambler the off road equivalant of "It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than ride a fast bike slow."???
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By espacef1fan
Yes weight is a factor too. Lighter bikes...

Yes weight is a factor too.

Lighter bikes are better ON the road too!

I used to have a KLX250S and it was alot of fun.(power on the street sucked..but it was fast enough to throw me off in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By espacef1fan
KLX250/DR650/etc VS Orange bikes/Huskies

This is a pretty short question.

I am looking at getting another thumper and I always see people talking about how certain bikes are more streetable than others. Perhaps I'm missing something but...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,616
Views: 1,374,532
Posted By espacef1fan
Ninja 250 guys spend as much or more all the...

Ninja 250 guys spend as much or more all the time....

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Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,750
Posted By espacef1fan
Why do you think I would regret it? Sent...

Why do you think I would regret it?

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Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,750
Posted By espacef1fan
Looks like I'm going to be leaving a tl1000r for...

Looks like I'm going to be leaving a tl1000r for a zrx1200.. will I regret it?

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Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,075
Posted By espacef1fan
I get 38 mpg in town..*shrug* this is the second...

I get 38 mpg in town..*shrug* this is the second time I've had a TL1000R. . Honestly might be the last.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,750
Posted By espacef1fan
Sounds like the zrx gets the nod for the most...

Sounds like the zrx gets the nod for the most easily attainable best all around bike. The gpz 750 sounds intriguing for the heritage

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Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,750
Posted By espacef1fan
CB1100 alternatives....

Lets say the CB1100 resonates with you because of its ujm style. Lets say you cant afford a third brand new bike. What 80s(late 70s?) bike would you buy that has a solid aftermarket and equally...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,075
Posted By espacef1fan
Im on my second tlr. I like most things about but...

Im on my second tlr. I like most things about but it really need lighter wheels and less weight overall. So much so I have thinking of trying something else.... sport naked or maybe 600-750 cc newer ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,422
Posted By espacef1fan
Ninja 650 heavy? My 5'2" 135 lb wife rides one...

Ninja 650 heavy? My 5'2" 135 lb wife rides one and she is considering a heavier bike. What is your excuse? p:p:p:p

Its the only bike I have ever ridden that could be my only bike. Its good at...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,422
Posted By espacef1fan
My thoughts? Used newer katana 600/750 Used...

My thoughts?
Used newer katana 600/750
Used Ninja 650
Used cb1100
Used Bonneville SE

Of your list none of the bikes are luxurious 2 up. All 3 CAN do everything you want.


Sent from my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By espacef1fan
You should borrow a GSXR 600/750 and report...

You should borrow a GSXR 600/750 and report back..if you are looking for another track bike replacement. They are "sit-in" bikes. The 1000 is too if you like buying tires:evil:evil:evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By espacef1fan
She likes everything about te monster...except,...

She likes everything about te monster...except, she likes the red frame on her Ninja 650 better, especially the way it contrasts against the black bodywork.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By espacef1fan
What is it between the Buell and Triumph that you...

What is it between the Buell and Triumph that you notice?

How is the riding position, I know the Daytona I sit ON..but a GSXR I tend to sit IN.... That can be huge psychologically.

As for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By espacef1fan
I have a TL1000R for your triumph.... Its a...

I have a TL1000R for your triumph.... Its a pretty comfy bike ;)

And no, I know what you mean.

I can go faster on my TLR or the Ninja 250R I had for awhile than I can with my wife's Ninja 650R....
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By espacef1fan
She is largely "ignorant" of what is on the...

She is largely "ignorant" of what is on the market. She is still in the "thats a nice color" phase of knowing about bikes. So I'm just trying to see if I've missed something about what is out there....
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By espacef1fan
That could be a nice day ride if we can get the...

That could be a nice day ride if we can get the kids a babysitter :D

My wife's name is Sarah... Weird.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,367
Posted By espacef1fan
Also, I might consider a VFR if I ever move...

Also, I might consider a VFR if I ever move deeper into the touring side of sport-touring.

Sounds GREAT, look pretty good and I've never heard anything bad about them.

The weight is the only...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,367
Posted By espacef1fan
1997 is not a modern bike? I better not tell my...

1997 is not a modern bike? I better not tell my 1998 TL1000R. LOL.
Seriously though, I personnaly consider any bike from about the late 90s onward modern...unless it was hanging on into the late 90s...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By espacef1fan
Resembles the Griso alot..

Resembles the Griso alot..
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,023
Posted By espacef1fan
If you grt the S3...get the "R". Otherwise, Tuono...

If you grt the S3...get the "R". Otherwise, Tuono

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Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By espacef1fan
Ok. Yes she doesnt put big miles on. She rides in...

Ok. Yes she doesnt put big miles on. She rides in stints under 200 miles generally.


She has been thinking and has decided if she leaves the Ninja it will be for something retro. So all of the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,161
Posted By espacef1fan
Let me be more specific why they are safer. ...

Let me be more specific why they are safer.

Take an 80s car and a 2010 car.. Hit a pole at 30. One will be a much worse day for you assuming most things are equal. Thats Why I say there is no...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,593
Posted By espacef1fan
What bike next for wife?

She currently has a 2006 Ninja 650R. Its lowered about an inch so that should tell you where we are headed with seat height. She also likes the weight, though it could be lighter.

She wants a bike...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,161
Posted By espacef1fan
Yeah, screw mandating motorcycle gizmos..its...

Yeah, screw mandating motorcycle gizmos..its INHERENTLY dangerous to ride.

I love that the manufacturers are developing GOOD systems to satisfy customers instead of shit systems to satisfy the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,161
Posted By espacef1fan
Also if you reference a document, please include...

Also if you reference a document, please include the reference or the document itself..otherwise I referenced a document that if youy send me $500 to my Rwanda bank account the prince of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,161
Posted By espacef1fan
It really cuts down on stopping distance in the...

It really cuts down on stopping distance in the rain. I've used that ability to great effect driving the family minivan when asswipes pullout in front of me. In performance applications the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,161
Posted By espacef1fan
Modern ABS on cars is good technology, so long as...

Modern ABS on cars is good technology, so long as its 4 channel.

Modern motorcycle ABS like on the new ZX10R or S1000RR are great things and even applauded by the magazines.

Someone had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,622
Posted By espacef1fan
I wasn't complaining about the fact there are...

I wasn't complaining about the fact there are speed limits really, some of them are artifically low...but no system is perfect. My main gripe is the USA safety culture that believes that speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,622
Posted By espacef1fan
I think there was a message lost in all of this....

I think there was a message lost in all of this. The message that there is always a knee jerk reaction that speeding, even a little bit, is akin to rape or murder or atleast seems to be the case.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,622
Posted By espacef1fan
This is off topic a little but most of my rant is...

This is off topic a little but most of my rant is directed at artificially low speed limits...like on Blue Ridge Parkway... or many state and federal highways. Cars no longer have drum brakes on all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,622
Posted By espacef1fan
Well if they govt REALLY was worried about...

Well if they govt REALLY was worried about safety, advanced vehicle control would cover more than a passing sentence on "just steer into the skid and everything will be ok"

Instead I watch people...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,622
Posted By espacef1fan
I just dislike people repeating the same garbage...

I just dislike people repeating the same garbage they hear.

Speed kills
Speed was a factor..

Usually its in attention or distraction the one/main factor. Next up its incompetence.

Speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,622
Posted By espacef1fan
Were they breaking the law? Yes. Were they...

Were they breaking the law? Yes.

Were they being "unsafe"? Not enough info to tell.

Going 138 on a empty highway isnt that nuts. Who is to say they didnt run it through 3 gears and then let...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,568
Posted By espacef1fan
KTM Superduke I am partial to the RC8 and...

KTM Superduke


I am partial to the RC8 and I own a 1998 TL1000R


I'm also intersted in the Buell 1125R
Forum: Face plant 03-29-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,296
Posted By espacef1fan
Be wary of blaming the bike or the road. It's...

Be wary of blaming the bike or the road. It's better to blame yourself. You may not understand what you did wrong today, but you might understand later after you learn some new stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8,616
Views: 1,374,532
Posted By espacef1fan
I like the style of the TU..not the dirtbikes so...

I like the style of the TU..not the dirtbikes so much. That is my main idea behind...perhaps a scrambler has my name then.
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