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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 59,613
Posted By rider33
A proper Wing that, 'nice.:brow

A proper Wing that, 'nice.:brow
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'thanks, looks good & I can see how that would...

'thanks, looks good & I can see how that would help. A might cheaper than the vario's too...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'Got a picture of that?

'Got a picture of that?
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'Nice. Very, very nice, particularly the tank.

'Nice. Very, very nice, particularly the tank.
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
added, it sort of fills in the space behind the...

added, it sort of fills in the space behind the flairing:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w55/rider33-pix/d5e4a9a1fbe616d33d39dfd0067ae8df.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'Nice bike. Personally, I prefer it with the...

'Nice bike. Personally, I prefer it with the black side covers. Then again, I would:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w55/rider33-pix/a326f010d2ef11e599303c0f14519811.jpg

Anybody been able...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
well now, I've owned a Weestrom, a W650, as well...

well now, I've owned a Weestrom, a W650, as well as Bonnie's so I guess I should chime in on this one. DL650's are very competent machines, sort of like a Camry, with just about as much sex appeal....
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
I think that captures the Bonnie's rather well. ...

I think that captures the Bonnie's rather well. Sometimes you can get so far into the technical aspects of a hobby that you loose sight of why you got into it to begin with. I for instance am a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
Twin Cities Triumph has done some very nice...

Twin Cities Triumph has done some very nice custom work, I believe I saw that bike in the shop but oddly missed it at the show. What I did notice at the show tho was the underpinnings of the current...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
yeah, I think the knobbies are a bit over the top...

yeah, I think the knobbies are a bit over the top as well but that's not exactly a difficult thing to change. I like the bags tho, and the lights, and horn, & like to see major aftermarket...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
Tt100

'went to the moto-show yesterday. 'Not a lot of interest really tho Ducati's scrambler is nice, 'too bad I'm not 5'8". The one bike that really did catch my eye tho is this, Twisted Throttle...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By rider33
if you go with a sport touring mount, I'd...

if you go with a sport touring mount, I'd strongly recommend you get one with an electric screen, the ability to adjust airflow from hurricane to dead calm on the fly can't be discounted. That...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,955
Posted By rider33
6'2" and the reason a ST1300 is my long distance...

6'2" and the reason a ST1300 is my long distance bike is because the FJR's always feel too tight. Then again Goldwings always feel sort of tight to me too (not the size of the bike, the amount of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
The Thruxton has lower bars and set back pegs. ...

The Thruxton has lower bars and set back pegs. That puts you in more of a crouched position with more weight on your wrists. Technically at speed the wind should neutralize that somewhat but the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
Given the cost of replacement seats, I never...

Given the cost of replacement seats, I never felt it was a good idea to advertise that the seat can be removed fairly easily without tools, hence the T-wrench. If I am on the side of the road and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
The fork lock is kind of silly but I prefer it to...

The fork lock is kind of silly but I prefer it to the intergrated ignition locks that seem to always turn your parking lights on when you use them. The ignition lock location did bug me at first but...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
I've ridden an America, 'nicely turned out bike...

I've ridden an America, 'nicely turned out bike and quite comfortable. The engine looks so much larger than in the stock Bonnie, 'must be the larger header pipes. I'm not much for cruisers...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'small numbers & basically paint. My therory...

'small numbers & basically paint. My therory would be that people who post on moto-boards tend to ride more than most and would rather spend the extra grand on things like gas, tires, & more bikes. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
and for what it's worth, Triumph USA is based in...

and for what it's worth, Triumph USA is based in Altanta so my guess would be they have more than a passing familiarity with back roads in Georgia.....
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
IMHO the Bonnie's are in their prime on two lane...

IMHO the Bonnie's are in their prime on two lane back roads, you chose well.
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'right out of the Triumph marketing depatment no...

'right out of the Triumph marketing depatment no doubt but still, one of the better video's I've seen that really does capture the essense of the bike:
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'pretty sure any of the Triumph seats will fit. ...

'pretty sure any of the Triumph seats will fit. If that doesn't do it, there are a number of aftermarket options, Burton getting the most positives it seems. I have a Scrambler jell on mine, much...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'Priceless. And to the why not? It is not a...

'Priceless. And to the why not? It is not a 100HP plastic-entombed sport bike, it's an old-school looking all-rounder
with thoroughly modern underpinnings. If you tend to wear Power Ranger suits,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'hard to tell from that shot but they look pretty...

'hard to tell from that shot but they look pretty stock to me:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w55/rider33-pix/d5e4a9a1fbe616d33d39dfd0067ae8df.jpg
It a tube bar tho, easy to change & if the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,536
Posted By rider33
this. You can ride pretty much anything any...

this. You can ride pretty much anything any where but the right tool for the job will make that a lot more pleasent. A used Sportie should net to a nice used DR650, what you want. KLR's are...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
Vintage bikes are great but you need to think...

Vintage bikes are great but you need to think about it before you taken them on a 500 mile spin. Bonnies look vintage but are quite reliable and an impromptu 500 mile trip is well within scope, a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,318
Posted By rider33
I've ridden everthing from 50cc mopeds to 1,800cc...

I've ridden everthing from 50cc mopeds to 1,800cc dreadnots and I would have to agree, the 600-800cc class is perhaps the most flexible. Excess weight and bulk tends to isolate you from the riding...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'impressive, tho I believe flip-flops are what's...

'impressive, tho I believe flip-flops are what's called for on the 600 class of sports bikes. Bonnie's typically exhibit something a little more substantial: ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,928
Posted By rider33
This would be what I love most about KLR's and...

This would be what I love most about KLR's and old dirt bikes in general, in a world resplendent with custom billit this and that and ground effects LED lighting, its refreshing to find a bike where...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,928
Posted By rider33
alright, let's keep it to your list, an in...

alright, let's keep it to your list, an in reverse order:

KLR- 'love them, owned two, 30-40,000 miles maybe, from firetrails to I80. That said, I'm 6'2" and the thing is tall for me, 'might be...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'most likely this: ...

'most likely this:


http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/triumph/triumph-street-tracker-street-tracker-r-spied.html
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,287
Posted By rider33
These folks rent both, not next door but there...

These folks rent both, not next door but there are some lovely roads in between:

https://californiamotorcycleadventures.com

I have seat time on both and my take would be as follows: two up to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,003
Posted By rider33
you can go cross-country on anything but certain...

you can go cross-country on anything but certain pieces of equipment can make that a lot more comfortable. A proper screen keeps wind blast off you reducing noise and physical strain. It makes cold...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'not sure why you would need to pull the enricher...

'not sure why you would need to pull the enricher when it is warm. If it's really warm that might be your problem, try it w/o. Valve check on a bike with that milage is likely a good idea. That...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
A wet-head Harley, a wet-head Beemer, and now a...

A wet-head Harley, a wet-head Beemer, and now a wet-head Bonnie, 'glad I don't need any bikes at the moment.
Whenever it happens, I'm sure it will help to sell a lot of air/oil Bonnie's.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,289
Posted By rider33
I keep mine at the hobby farm. In something...

I keep mine at the hobby farm. In something like 7,000 miles its never been more than a hundred miles from there but likely has been on every back road and goat trail with 30 miles of the place,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,289
Posted By rider33
Ok, I missed that. Here is one from far left...

Ok, I missed that. Here is one from far left field. It you want a bike for running around locally, over pretty much anything, that just about everybody in your family including the dog will want to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
'congrats. I think she (and you) will be very...

'congrats. I think she (and you) will be very happy with it. After all the Starwars-meets-Transformer bikes of the last few years, its amazing how liberating a simple, honest bike can be. Be sure...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By rider33
'brakes or clocks, my money would be on the clock...

'brakes or clocks, my money would be on the clock cables, that's a lot of spinning if its never been lubed. Both are standard check list items in a multi-point inspection which it should have had...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,705
Posted By rider33
They've had over a dozen years now to work out...

They've had over a dozen years now to work out the kinks and it really wasn't that over-stressed to begin with, pick the one that fits best & looks right to you. The mag wheel bikes will handle a...
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