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Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7,499
Views: 1,108,507
Posted By TX Ryder
And your problem with that is? I figure it's my...

And your problem with that is? I figure it's my $15K I'll be spending, no skin off your wallet is there?
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,499
Views: 1,108,507
Posted By TX Ryder
This has been on my wish list for awhile. ...

This has been on my wish list for awhile.

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2011models/2011-Norton-Commando961Sporta-small.jpg

Norton 961 Sport, in black. The shop where I got my Aprilia...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,985
Posted By TX Ryder
For me it was a combo of wanting something new,...

For me it was a combo of wanting something new, and that my two bikes were too similar to keep both. My Sprint ST (owned 6 years) and Bandit 1250 (owning 4 years) were about equal in overall...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,483
Posted By TX Ryder
I've got a detached garage, there's a path worn...

I've got a detached garage, there's a path worn from my going out to look at my bikes (always been told it's not polite to stare :D )

I've already told my wife that I'll need a space in our house...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-09-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 3,088,374
Posted By TX Ryder
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y506/Txrooney/...

http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y506/Txrooney/DSC00010_zps083b5167.jpg
'12 Aprilia Shiver, bought 8/12.
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By TX Ryder
Thanks for the great feedback. I own two bikes...

Thanks for the great feedback. I own two bikes presently, I have an '03 Sprint ST in addition to the 1250 and I'm putting the Sprint up for sale.

I pushed the Bandit hard yesterday on some really...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By TX Ryder
Firebolt vs. Ulysses

I got a question about motorcycles. Ya think I might get some opinions from AdvRider? :ear :rofl

Looking for riders of the Ulysses XB12X and the Firebolt XB12R and what insights they have on the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-12-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By TX Ryder
Thanks Dan, I'll take you up on your offer. And...

Thanks Dan, I'll take you up on your offer. And thanks to all you guys for the input. I organized this ride for a group of friends, and want to make sure we get all the highlights of the area in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-09-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By TX Ryder
Big Bend Paved Riding Info?

Headed to Big Bend Nat'l Park March 26th, first timer. Staying in Alpine the first night and riding to Fort Davis the next day. From there, riding to Terlingua to stay and spend a couple days...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,974
Posted By TX Ryder
Even the FZ1, a great bike, seeems to sell only...

Even the FZ1, a great bike, seeems to sell only so-so here in the States. My son bought his '07 in 9/09 at well under the MSRP, I even got them to knock off another $200 from what they were asking.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By TX Ryder
Though not badged as a "Ducati" (it was produced...

Though not badged as a "Ducati" (it was produced by Cagiva, who got their engines from Ducati at the time).

The "Indiana"...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,359
Posted By TX Ryder
A similarity that the R1150RT and the C10...

A similarity that the R1150RT and the C10 Concours shares (besides shaft drive) is screw/locknut valve adjustors. The Beemer's, with the Boxer engine, are easier to access.
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,357
Posted By TX Ryder
Same thing with the "Indiana Jones And The...

Same thing with the "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull". It's the 1950's and Shia Lebouf's character is supposed to be a biker on a 1950's Indian. It's an Indian alright but it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,818
Posted By TX Ryder
Taking your dad on a short day trip may whet his...

Taking your dad on a short day trip may whet his appetite for riding. Sound him out for what kind of motorcycle (maybe somthing besides a GW) he could see riding on a 4 day trip, just get his...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,143
Posted By TX Ryder
During a motorcycle trip in Switzerland and...

During a motorcycle trip in Switzerland and Italy, I was amazed by the number of scooters I saw in Italy. Hundreds in the town of Riva, far outnumbering motorcycles. I would definitely own a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,709
Posted By TX Ryder
Oh gosh, is it that time again :lol3 6 -...

Oh gosh, is it that time again :lol3

6 - Dodge Cummins (currently not running :pissed)
6 - Honda Pilot
4 - Honda Civic
4 - Suzuki 1250
3 - Triumph Sprint ST
3 - tractor
1 - lawnmower
1 -...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,143
Posted By TX Ryder
32 Nakeds on the list, those Italians love their...

32 Nakeds on the list, those Italians love their nudes :lol3

A riding friend of mine has the 2nd most popular bike listed, the Kawasaki Z750. She loves hers, and can flat-out fly on it. Too bad...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 238,283
Posted By TX Ryder
Oh good grief, another bike for me to lust over. ...

Oh good grief, another bike for me to lust over.

http://www.powersportsnetwork.com/powersportsdlr/images/NewVehicles/2011/2011_3_206643_TwotoneCandyFireRedEbony.jpg

And it comes in RED!...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-26-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,861
Posted By TX Ryder
At least you didn't say anything about our big...

At least you didn't say anything about our big secret, the Hill Country.

UH-OH! http://images-partners-tbn.google.com/images?q=tbn:pdCrVWMdEId8HM::www.graphicsfactory.com
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,212
Posted By TX Ryder
Between the two, and I've had both (2 K75...

Between the two, and I've had both (2 K75 standards, K1100RS), I'd keep the 1100.

The power just cannot be duplicated by the K75. The K75 can put up some good thrust if held out near redline,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,861
Posted By TX Ryder
I've had (much) better, though you'd never know...

I've had (much) better, though you'd never know by the way I inhaled it :lol3 Some great places for pie in East Texas are The Shed in Edom, and the East Texas Burger Company in Mineola.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,421
Posted By TX Ryder
157mph = 230fps. A 2010 GSXR 1000...

157mph = 230fps.

A 2010 GSXR 1000 (capable of 157 mph) needs 127ft to come to a stop from 60 mph. This guy was traveling 2.5 times faster. Even assuming he wasn't going 157 at the collision,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,861
Posted By TX Ryder
I thought about getting a pic, after me and my...

I thought about getting a pic, after me and my tablemates had already scarfed ours down. http://www.christiantalkzone.net/forum/images/smilies/doh.gif
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-21-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,861
Posted By TX Ryder
Ride For Pie

Attended a Pie Run last Saturday sponsored by Two Wheeled Texans.

Morning temp was 30 degrees as I got ready to leave, this was my transport vehicle....
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 54,326
Posted By TX Ryder
Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Bo Derek.... ...

Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Bo Derek....

huh? Oh you means MOTORCYCLES!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eaqvuOY59DQ/Ssk9aJmnLLI/AAAAAAAAXKo/UEAz12AqFzE/s400/MV+Agusta

2010 MV Augusta Brutale
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,950
Posted By TX Ryder
I wear a FirstGear Blade jacket that I've had...

I wear a FirstGear Blade jacket that I've had since 2006, it's my favorite riding jacket. Thick leather, CE armor in the shoulders/elbows, fits great. It's also the coolest non-perfed leather jacket...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-27-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 32,403
Posted By TX Ryder
2008 Bandit 1250SA, just bought at HD/Suzuki...

2008 Bandit 1250SA, just bought at HD/Suzuki dealership in Bartlesville, OK

http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/33483/2098198070062847176S600x600Q85.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-27-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 539,846
Posted By TX Ryder
Italy. Not my bike, but my 2007 Honda CBF1000A...

Italy. Not my bike, but my 2007 Honda CBF1000A rental for a Swiss Alps tour.

http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/44259/2629134810062847176S600x600Q85.jpg

Different gas station in Italy showing...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 543,541
Posted By TX Ryder
http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/8891/25048605500...

http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/8891/2504860550062847176S600x600Q85.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 807,670
Posted By TX Ryder
http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/47939/2736326880...

http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/47939/2736326880062847176S600x600Q85.jpg

On the road returning from weekend trip to Chain Gang Rally at Queen Talimena Lodge in Arkansas, so packing lightly (no...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 65,175
Posted By TX Ryder
Bull Shoals Ferry, Arkansas. May, 2007 ...

Bull Shoals Ferry, Arkansas. May, 2007
http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/3155/2212729770062847176S600x600Q85.jpg
Me on the far left with '03 Sprint ST
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,214
Posted By TX Ryder
As a current Sprint ST ('03) and Bandit 1250SA...

As a current Sprint ST ('03) and Bandit 1250SA onwer, I'll pitch another vote for a Bandit 1250.

Not as exotic as a Guzzi. But more low-end/thrust and about the same top-end as the '00 Sprint,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By TX Ryder
ST = Stony Trails

Can a street oriented motorcycle be used aa an off-road vehicle? A photo says a thousand yeses.

http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/45596/2658695240062847176S600x600Q85.jpg

Don't ask me where...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,550
Posted By TX Ryder
Does the Bandit sell well in England? Doesn't...

Does the Bandit sell well in England? Doesn't Suzuki sell both the S and N model there?
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,067
Posted By TX Ryder
Excellent trip report, great view on doing a...

Excellent trip report, great view on doing a self-guided European tour. Thanks for sharing.

I did a group tour with an outfit called Moto-Charlie in September, 2007. Rode the Alps and...
Forum: Face plant 09-14-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,563
Posted By TX Ryder
Deepest condolences about your son's terrible...

Deepest condolences about your son's terrible accident. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family over your loss and sadness.

Mark
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,550
Posted By TX Ryder
Honda (and others) have been burned too many...

Honda (and others) have been burned too many times by the fickle U.S. market. And the Bandit 1250 has only did so-so in sales. I picked up in '08 ABS model in 2/09 at considerable discount. And...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,057
Posted By TX Ryder
No current interest in purchasing the GT. But...

No current interest in purchasing the GT. But Triumph is offering test rides at participating dealers on October 9

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/12930.aspx

Eurosport Cycle in Fort Worth,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 58,647
Posted By TX Ryder
Maybe this? ...

Maybe this?

http://im.in.com/media/download/wallpapers/2009/Jun/funny-biker-animal-chick-wallpapers-1024x768_420x315.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,683
Posted By TX Ryder
I used to leave my lid unsecured on the seat. 15...

I used to leave my lid unsecured on the seat. 15 years ago I had one stolen (Shoei), at night, in the cold, in a helmet-required state. My face was freezing when I got home, but at least I didnt get...
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