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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 1,138,638
Posted By Maxacceleration
Well I haven't missed much in the last couple of...

Well I haven't missed much in the last couple of months. :rofl

No, we are not going to save much weight on this bike. But every mod has to take weight into consideration. Gained or lost.
I'll be...
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 60,577
Posted By Maxacceleration
The bike looks excellent Jen! :thumb Low fender...

The bike looks excellent Jen! :thumb Low fender :thumb.
Other than the upgraded suspension feel, how does it handle?
Does it gas out of a corner and slide decent? Pull up over a roller?
Dive on...
Forum: Vendors 02-15-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 60,577
Posted By Maxacceleration
Sounds like its all coming together! As you guys...

Sounds like its all coming together! As you guys know, change one thing and you have to change three things. Change three things and you have to change nine things when modifying/upgrading.
It all...
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 60,577
Posted By Maxacceleration
Looking good JMo! I'll be in for a stage I! :thumb

Looking good JMo! I'll be in for a stage I! :thumb
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,123
Posted By Maxacceleration
Hello Excite-Bike, I still have that bike! Its...

Hello Excite-Bike, I still have that bike!
Its a doable mod/upgrade. Yes a stock 800 shock will work.
I would do the extra 2" on fork tube length, that way you can adjust your rake to stock or...
Forum: Vendors 01-05-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 60,577
Posted By Maxacceleration
If I had my druthers, I would go for the 6.6 to...

If I had my druthers, I would go for the 6.6 to 7" of travel up front and not raise further.
Then set the rear ride height accordingly for the balance.
IMO just enough to fit the 17/19" wheels....
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,666
Views: 224,760
Posted By Maxacceleration
Thank you. :thumb Ice and snow on the ground now....

Thank you. :thumb Ice and snow on the ground now. It will be slow miles until it warms up a bit in Wenatchee. I think it will be ok.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-01-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 25,701
Posted By Maxacceleration
That is quite a bike. Tweak it a bit for modern...

That is quite a bike. Tweak it a bit for modern times and BMW could be farther ahead than they already are.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-01-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22,403
Views: 6,742,516
Posted By Maxacceleration
I never said that I personally brake batter than...

I never said that I personally brake batter than abs. Nor have I ever spoke of your over zealous ego.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 1,138,638
Posted By Maxacceleration
Mike I do like that the Airbus A320 is one of...

Mike I do like that the Airbus A320 is one of your rides. :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 1,138,638
Posted By Maxacceleration
I am not picking on anyone here, but to say how...

I am not picking on anyone here, but to say how smart you are, and to not want or have abs on your bike makes you dumb is ridiculous.

You guys seem to condemn riding without abs. Are you?
Look...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22,403
Views: 6,742,516
Posted By Maxacceleration
Better late then never is right! :thumb Good show.

Better late then never is right! :thumb Good show.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22,403
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Posted By Maxacceleration
Me too... Just checking! A sensitive bunch, the...

Me too... Just checking!
A sensitive bunch, the abs crowd. :D (not directed at anyone in particular)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6,166
Views: 1,070,331
Posted By Maxacceleration
The last place Honda should come to look at is...

The last place Honda should come to look at is this site.
Man O man. :fpalm
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 1,138,638
Posted By Maxacceleration
I will say hitting the brakes hard for a deer (!)...

I will say hitting the brakes hard for a deer (!) could be a very strong argument for abs, among others.

I will stop my overboard opinion on abs - no need. :norton
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 1,138,638
Posted By Maxacceleration
I understand and agree with you on the safety...

I understand and agree with you on the safety aspect of abs. Really I do. Repeatedly it will not let you down, and be superior in many if not most scenarios.
You also sound like you wont ride...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-30-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,387
Posted By Maxacceleration
Sooo many good routes and based off of Walters...

Sooo many good routes and based off of Walters route I may have found my own NW route for this coming year.
Maybe I have done 40% of these routes. Probably less.
Cool beans and thanks to all for...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-30-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22,403
Views: 6,742,516
Posted By Maxacceleration
Why do people wait for abs to buy? Can you not...

Why do people wait for abs to buy?
Can you not ride without abs? ...Just curious. :ear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 1,138,638
Posted By Maxacceleration
:thumb dojaw - rock the corners. I sure like...

:thumb dojaw - rock the corners.

I sure like choice and the 500X has it. I like the stock windscreen in the low position, sportbike style. Smooth air and not so noisy. Wind at 70 is noisy no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 45,862
Posted By Maxacceleration
I would of been all over the new white to grey...

I would of been all over the new white to grey fade with the new X, if it would of been in the US now. Nice looking paint.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,560,410
Posted By Maxacceleration
I would be happy to find an old school '80...

I would be happy to find an old school '80 KZ1000MKII, roadrace style. Today. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/kawasaki-kz1000mkII_zps7fe576dc.jpg~original
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6,166
Views: 1,070,331
Posted By Maxacceleration
Some posters have that 'hint' of 'insider' with...

Some posters have that 'hint' of 'insider' with their wisdom or confidence when describing the mystery TA, regarding size, or weight or features etc.
Its a curious thing for sure (to me) - insider...
Forum: Face plant 12-29-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,468
Posted By Maxacceleration
Just ran into this dj. I hope you get well soon....

Just ran into this dj. I hope you get well soon. I hate to see bad fortune happen to anyone. I've had my issues in 2014 and leading into 2015 also - don't wish it on anybody.
From an accident I was...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 179,068
Posted By Maxacceleration
Being that tvscum has owned a Triumph Scrambler...

Being that tvscum has owned a Triumph Scrambler for quite some time and has outfitted it nicely, I would tend to give his opinion some cred.
No need to tear him apart.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-28-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6,166
Views: 1,070,331
Posted By Maxacceleration
Honda price point bikes are still very good. That...

Honda price point bikes are still very good. That could also give them a price advantage over say KTM or BMW.
A price point bike allows the owner to upgrade as needed or keep it stock (and pretty...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 1,138,638
Posted By Maxacceleration
There are now flasher/relays that do not require...

There are now flasher/relays that do not require the diodes for leds to work properly. That is old school.
My relay/flasher was mis represented as it is not putting the flash at the proper speed,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 1,138,638
Posted By Maxacceleration
Start Buying Them 2014's Then!

Major pita!

I suggest to anyone to keep your stock front turn signals!
The fairing does not come apart easy, and does not go back together any easier.
If you're not patient, plastic is going...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-27-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,166
Views: 1,070,331
Posted By Maxacceleration
Different markets worldwide, and each its needs,...

Different markets worldwide, and each its needs, for sure.
Power aside, I don't buy in to the monster fuel tank stock. Let Safari, or Rally Raid or IMS or Clarke make the big tanks.
A light dry...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-27-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22,403
Views: 6,742,516
Posted By Maxacceleration
+2 on that. The more cooling my air cooled motor...

+2 on that. The more cooling my air cooled motor can have, the better.
An Earls oil cooler would take it up a level on looks too. :evil (not sure if its feasible or a cooling advantage)
I am...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-25-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 179,068
Posted By Maxacceleration
Interesting that the Japanese have not jumped on...

Interesting that the Japanese have not jumped on some sort of apparel or lifestyle marketing, as the japs are usually sharp dressers. It could be a natural thing for them.
True Adventure...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-24-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 179,068
Posted By Maxacceleration
Its a tough crowd here. LOL Everybody talks...

Its a tough crowd here. LOL
Everybody talks down to everybody in this thread. A fucked up thread for sure.

I think redge has been about the only informatve one here. :thumb
Thank you.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-24-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 179,068
Posted By Maxacceleration
'Handmade'. A good and expensive term in spoked...

'Handmade'. A good and expensive term in spoked motorcycle wheels.
Woody's or Buchanans build the best.

Handmade or machine built (a little of both? -I'm not sure) I think the spoked wheels are a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 37,303
Posted By Maxacceleration
I love it! Can I use that as a sig line? lol? ...

I love it! Can I use that as a sig line? lol?

I used to love the SL's, Mini Trails (!), XL250 Motorsport, XL350, XR75, the entire XR line in the early days (twin shock), the MR's, CR's, 750...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 43,237
Posted By Maxacceleration
The RX-3 looks the part - let see how the power &...

The RX-3 looks the part - let see how the power & weight play together.
Kudos for a small adv/commuter coming bike to the USA.
Looks real good styling wise. Nice also to see them up-specing it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 1,138,638
Posted By Maxacceleration
That is a good price I think. Usually its that...

That is a good price I think. Usually its that without fees and taxes.
Go with your gut!



That could easily be 6k OTD.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 179,068
Posted By Maxacceleration
Some people are so picky. Not happy with...

Some people are so picky. Not happy with anything. Most all of the bikes you spoke of need shock replacement from stock - probably fork fluid too.
You certainly won't be happy with the Duc...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 45,862
Posted By Maxacceleration
The SW-Motech skidplate looks good too. :thumb

The SW-Motech skidplate looks good too. :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6,166
Views: 1,070,331
Posted By Maxacceleration
Yes you are! Putting in a slightly longer shock...

Yes you are!
Putting in a slightly longer shock (for more travel) only pushes down the rear axle, netting more travel. The swingarm pivot and countershaft sprocket remain the same.
Sometimes it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 1,138,638
Posted By Maxacceleration
Thats exactly how I found my leftover non abs...

Thats exactly how I found my leftover non abs '14. :thumb
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 179,068
Posted By Maxacceleration
The barber bit is kinds ghey, but everything is...

The barber bit is kinds ghey, but everything is kinds ghey these days.
Ghey sells. Why is ghey so marketable?
Not putting down the bike, but the marketing is laughable. :rofl

Good thumping...
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