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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By Defconfunk
I stand corrected.

I stand corrected.
Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By Defconfunk
I've had good experiences with...

I've had good experiences with CanadasMotorcycle.ca for street stuff.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Defconfunk
This is a pedantic nit pick. You said "more depth...

This is a pedantic nit pick. You said "more depth of field", when the larger APS-C sensor gives you a shallower depth of field. Which is good for seperating your subject from the background, which is...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Defconfunk
I'm going to suggest you look closely at an...

I'm going to suggest you look closely at an Olypmus Pen. I use the Olympus E-M1 (their big semi-pro camera).

What will appeal most to you, since you don't sound like someone who wants to fuss to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,283
Posted By Defconfunk
Question Giamhe, I really don't understand why you...

Giamhe,

I really don't understand why you are considering the 1200GSA at all.

You want something for 95% road and 5% firetrails. So right away, the GSA (both 1200 and 800) are overkill. A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By Defconfunk
Plenty of people have done Alaska on Ninja 250s....

Plenty of people have done Alaska on Ninja 250s. You don't need an "adventure" bike ride the Dalton. I have a coworker who has done it on a gold wing. Another did it on a R1200GS, dropped the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 222,124
Posted By Defconfunk
Post moved to:...

Post moved to: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25050989&postcount=4
Forum: Canada 09-10-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Defconfunk
Yea, check online for TD Meloche Monnex. So...

Yea, check online for TD Meloche Monnex.

So long as you have had your full M for a year, I'm getting a quote of $675/yr for the KTM 990 Adv. I paid $200 more than that for my ZZR250 five years...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,438
Posted By Defconfunk
Very nicely said. :thumbup

Very nicely said. :thumbup
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 209,182
Posted By Defconfunk
I've tried searching, and found nothing on this. ...

I've tried searching, and found nothing on this.

Is there a way to put the F650GS on a spool style rear wheel stand? I have a spool style stand from my SV650, and it worked very well, so I'd like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Defconfunk
Talking BTW - no disrespect with the word toy. It is...

BTW - no disrespect with the word toy. It is simply a non-essential thing I use to make my life more enjoyable. It is not a necessity, nor a tool used produce income. I am glad that it brings you...
Forum: Canada 09-07-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 357,897
Posted By Defconfunk
SV650N in Ottawa Ontario

Flea Market thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1009274
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,802
Posted By Defconfunk
Website is waiting for an update, but can be...

Website is waiting for an update, but can be found here: http://catlander.com/
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By Defconfunk
So, I dropped by the Honda dealership this...

So, I dropped by the Honda dealership this morning to take a test ride on a CB500X (power isn't what I'm looking for, but it ticks all other boxes, and RideApart does a good job making it sound good)...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,099
Posted By Defconfunk
Skip the Honda Shadow 600. No power, and saddled...

Skip the Honda Shadow 600. No power, and saddled with a crappy four speed transmission. My Mom had one, and I couldn't out accelerate a minivan from a stop light on it...

Other than that, find the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By Defconfunk
I've got a sheepskin cover, and I wear bike...

I've got a sheepskin cover, and I wear bike shorts. Only because of those things can I handle a three hour ride.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-05-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,802
Posted By Defconfunk
Reviving the dead thread

I'm reviving a dead thread because I want to post a photo I took. My buddy patented a new downhill mountain bike suspension design. He spent all winter machining the frame in his living room. It is a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-04-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 128,077
Posted By Defconfunk
Bumped for amazing.

Bumped for amazing.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By Defconfunk
:beer That fits my philosophy perfectly. The...

:beer

That fits my philosophy perfectly. The problem I'm running into is actually trying bikes. I had a good chat with a salesman yesterday. They don't demo new bikes, and while some companies...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By Defconfunk
I like this idea, I really do. It'll cost less, I...

I like this idea, I really do. It'll cost less, I keep the bike I love, it's all good. But I just don't think I can make the SV fit my body.

Last night I did some looking into lowering pegs. The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By Defconfunk
Yesterday, I finally got out for a day trip and...

Yesterday, I finally got out for a day trip and put 230kms on the SV650. Which proved a few points:

No matter what I plan, I end up on gravel roads (I planned a route that kept me entirely on...
Forum: Canada 08-29-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Defconfunk
Joe, I've been in Motorsports a couple of...

Joe,

I've been in Motorsports a couple of times. Nothing bad to say about them, although I find the customer service across the street at Good Time much better (I seem to be in the minority of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Defconfunk
At least the local dealership is willing to knock...

At least the local dealership is willing to knock something off the admin fees. from what I can tell, my local shop isn't even interested in doing that much.

BMWs suffer from the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By Defconfunk
I've been enjoying reading the different views...

I've been enjoying reading the different views and stories people have posted.

I test rode the DL1000 yesterday. It is certainly a nice bike. With the MRA windscreen, it doesn't take up as much...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By Defconfunk
Absolutely. When my most pressing issue in life...

Absolutely. When my most pressing issue in life is "which toy do I want?", life is pretty good. :ricky
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By Defconfunk
Thanks Fixcinater. You've gone through pretty...

Thanks Fixcinater. You've gone through pretty much exactly what I'm going through, so it is good to hear it worked out for you.

I am hoping that the 1L engine (with Power Commander) will give it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By Defconfunk
I've tried a corbin seat, and went back to the...

I've tried a corbin seat, and went back to the stock with a sheep skin cover. So far it is as good as it gets for my butt. Meanwhile, I put in 8 hour riding days on a DR650 with a corbin seat, and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,923
Posted By Defconfunk
The emotional conflict of swithcing bikes

This is a bit or a ramble. To be honest, I'm not really looking for input, I'm more writting this to get my thoughts clear, and maybe to have some commiseration.

For the past five years, I've...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,335
Posted By Defconfunk
If you're open to the Wee, why not a DL1000?...

If you're open to the Wee, why not a DL1000? It'll get you the grunt, and around here the price difference is surprisingly small.

I have a SV650 (with power commander and complete exhaust, not...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 115,895
Posted By Defconfunk
I'm with Icebox, that there is cheatin'! Medium...

I'm with Icebox, that there is cheatin'! Medium format Tri-X, 35mm Pan 25? Hipstagramin' phone users will never get a look like that ;)

Chris, how do you find using the Pan 25? Have you enlarged...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,004
Posted By Defconfunk
+1 The ZZR was really comfy unless cruising...

+1

The ZZR was really comfy unless cruising at 85mph, where it was buzzy. I ended up selling mine mostly because the seat-to-peg distance wasn't enough for long days. I prefer wider bars and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 117,162
Posted By Defconfunk
My pictures, but not my bike. ...

My pictures, but not my bike.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7hfhu5tA31rwruaho1_1280.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7hfhu5tA31rwruaho3_1280.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 101,187
Posted By Defconfunk
I think I'm the only person on here who is...

I think I'm the only person on here who is pleased with the announcement of the F700GS.

Here's why:

Renaming it is good. The having two 650s (in name) was too confusing. It made talking about...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,555
Posted By Defconfunk
Finally understand the Ninja 400

I've owned a ZZR-250. I completely understand why people buy and love Ninja 250s. I currently ride a SV650N, so I understand people who buy the Ninja 650. What I never understood until yesterday was...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,440
Posted By Defconfunk
I currently ride an SV650N in Ontario and Quebec....

I currently ride an SV650N in Ontario and Quebec. I like lack of windscreen because the wind reminds me when I'm going too fast (only applicable to 80+ roads, wouldn't have helped you doing 99 in a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,738
Posted By Defconfunk
My dad has a 1000DS. Great bike. It is a sport...

My dad has a 1000DS. Great bike. It is a sport bike pretending to be a standard. The only things I'd warn against are (but since you've owner Ducs before, I doubt any of this is new to you):

1-...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,515
Posted By Defconfunk
Ninja 250, 400, 650, or 1000? 250: honda...

Ninja 250, 400, 650, or 1000?

250: honda CBR 250 w/ABS
400: ?
650: Suzuki Gladius w/ABS or SVS w/ABS
1000: Honda CBF1000? I think that has an ABS option.

I'm kinda vague on the whole "love...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,964
Posted By Defconfunk
I like it when people are honest with themselves...

I like it when people are honest with themselves about stuff like this :) I can understand the "just want one".

As I said earlier, 80s bikes hit a special spot for me, and you could totally get a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,964
Posted By Defconfunk
Sorry, Robbie, I nuked that post after reading...

Sorry, Robbie, I nuked that post after reading some of the OPs other threads. It seems he has an SV650. So my advice to look at an old 80s bike seemed kind of pointless. I wrote it uner the...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By Defconfunk
The Zox RoostRx is also a pretty good helmet in...

The Zox RoostRx is also a pretty good helmet in this style for a good price ($130cnd). I found the helmet felt better than the Icon Variant. If I'd known they offered different sized cheek pads, I...
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