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Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,959
Posted By rhys
That's easy, a first generation FZ1, inexpensive,...

That's easy, a first generation FZ1, inexpensive, powerful, smooth, handles well, and nothing out there about as reliable and inexpensive to maintain:

...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,641
Posted By rhys
Bad/good news...... The FZ8, though with...

Bad/good news......

The FZ8, though with it's 32" seat height, is sooo narrow where the gas tank and seat meet.... that it'll be easier for my legs to reach the tarmac.
- AND -
My swoopy doopy...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,704
Posted By rhys
It looks like an ugly wannabe..... and Moto Guzzi...

It looks like an ugly wannabe..... and Moto Guzzi has been making these for the American market for years now; still ugly.

Nobody wants a sexy sounding big twin Guzzi than me, but I don't wanna...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,641
Posted By rhys
It could well be THE perfect street bike..... and...

It could well be THE perfect street bike..... and apparently the reviews praise the bike.

But I was initially upset by the fact that it weighed no less than the 1000cc...... you know, so what.......
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,848
Posted By rhys
Naked '03 SV...... ...

Naked '03 SV......

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk16/RhysWms/CLASS_IDP6255.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,673
Posted By rhys
I grew increasingly MORE in love with my Roadster...

I grew increasingly MORE in love with my Roadster right up to the day I sold it with 55,000 miles on it. I was sooooo afraid of "final drive failure", "transmission problems", or absolutely ANYTHING...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By rhys
Remarkable bike.... I've done track days, can...

Remarkable bike.... I've done track days, can mount a Givi top box to a modified passenger pillion, run it as pictured in the summer, or with a bikini fairing & handlebar mirrors in the winter, and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,593
Posted By rhys
From yesterday's (Sunday, Aug' 14) Dirtbag...

From yesterday's (Sunday, Aug' 14) Dirtbag Challenge in San Fran':

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk16/RhysWms/DSC_0093.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk16/RhysWms/DSC_0086.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By rhys
Kinda been riding one for 41,000 miles since...

Kinda been riding one for 41,000 miles since 2008,
as have many others like me..... though our fairing doesn't conceal the engine.....

...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,339
Posted By rhys
Oh my GOD.... I recently rode my buddy's 650...

Oh my GOD.... I recently rode my buddy's 650 converted Ryca, and cool though it may be,
his bike: http://rycamotors.com/customer_builds/ryca_cs1_cfirpo.html
the Savage could actually come to a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,354
Posted By rhys
Hmmmm..... a liberal dream based on conservative...

Hmmmm..... a liberal dream based on conservative sensibilities, who'ed a thunk?
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By rhys
WooHOO! Thanks MikeyR. and...........

WooHOO!

Thanks MikeyR.


and........ so ordered,
one small amber, one small white, and one small amber caution!
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,034
Posted By rhys
The side-bags you see pictured are...

The side-bags you see pictured are Suzuki/Givi..... the top box I hear, may or may not be identical to a Givi purchase, though a Givi box WILL mount on the Suzuki lugguge rack. Something along the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,034
Posted By rhys
Loving the Bandit! Here's mine..... ...

Loving the Bandit!

Here's mine.....
I've recently added (since the image below) a seat from off a GSX650F worked over by Spencer....
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,142
Posted By rhys
I really like this Switchback..... - but - ...

I really like this Switchback.....

- but -

can I not install some decent hard bags on a Dyna Glide?
Seriously,
with an ST style fairing/adjustable windshield, and some hardbags, wouldn't I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By rhys
Where, how, from whom ADV sticker?

Okay.... I've spent enough time here, and certainly ride enough to qualify, now I wanna ADV sticker.

I saw a VERY COOL ADV sticker with Kilroy and a martini, now THAT is seriously cool!
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,593
Posted By rhys
Wow..... a thread I'll be watching. I soooo want...

Wow..... a thread I'll be watching. I soooo want someday to find the perfect platform upon which to build a Ratt....

This upcoming August 14th, friends and I will be riding down to check out San...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,034
Posted By rhys
WHAAAT???? $3,800?? with all that (visible)...

WHAAAT????

$3,800?? with all that (visible) stuff??? and from a dealership?????!

Almost 41,000 miles on mine (looks just like that), STILL solid as a rock, would LOVE to have a new toy, maybe...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,346
Posted By rhys
... alright then, the trendiness of gay-ass...

... alright then, the trendiness of gay-ass forward controls.

Footboards are cool.
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,346
Posted By rhys
I agree.... the Switchback's suspension sounds...

I agree.... the Switchback's suspension sounds like HD put a little thought into.... but not quite enough. After I read that they put nitrogen charged shocks on the back, THAT caught my eye. Though...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,346
Posted By rhys
I was on a 450 mile ride yesterday with my...

I was on a 450 mile ride yesterday with my sport-bike buddies..... all old pharts like me, all fully capable riders, all FAST! I decided to take my naked SV650, and it was good UNTIL we met up with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,346
Posted By rhys
ausfahrt , Wow.... I met something like you a...

ausfahrt ,
Wow.... I met something like you a couple years ago on one of my rides (our local "Mini Dragon" on Hwy 49).....
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,346
Posted By rhys
My 2000 Sporty put more numbers to the tarmac...

My 2000 Sporty put more numbers to the tarmac too...... AND the Victory product could likely be superior to Harley's.
- BUT -
Allow me to be shallow here for a moment, part of the appeal (aside...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,346
Posted By rhys
Gotta agree..... love the removable bags,...

Gotta agree.....
love the removable bags, removable windshield, 2-1 exhaust, cast wheels w/tubelss tires, big time torque, low seat height, the craftsmanship & quality chrome of a modern Harley,...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By rhys
Hey..... if it's key blanks you need, I have a...

Hey..... if it's key blanks you need, I have a couple still in the box Givi mailed to me..... somewhere around here, and they cost me quite a bit of money. But I found a local smith who knew which...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,346
Posted By rhys
I went to the local dealership to look at the...

I went to the local dealership to look at the Switchback...... my short legs don't permit my feet to reach the controls.... atall.

But they have a 2010 XR1200 that they want to sell me, asking...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,346
Posted By rhys
dammit...... I LIKE IT! I'm not anti-Harley,...

dammit...... I LIKE IT!

I'm not anti-Harley,
in fact I've wanted a Dyna Glide for years now.
But since I put 30,000 miles on my Sportster 1200'S' 11 years ago, I've gone through a BMW (55,000...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,072
Posted By rhys
NADA, Blue Book........ meh, What's the 'market...

NADA, Blue Book........ meh,
What's the 'market value' of something old, bettered by the model years that followed, ugly, soooo unlike a classic Airhead?

Well.......
It's worth what you're...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,167
Posted By rhys
How many odometers on these various bikes are...

How many odometers on these various bikes are spot-on accurate, how many were left with OEM sprockets, how many running via the front wheel...., etc.?

Were you to have (and I'm sure some of you...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By rhys
I met with the Triumph demo truck and rode a...

I met with the Triumph demo truck and rode a Street Triple 'R' with an Arrow..... OMf'nG!
Seriously cool motor, LOVELY suspension, GREAT brakes.
I wanted to ride the 1050 Speed Triple, but it was...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By rhys
Aprilia RSV1000 Mille w/Arrow exhaust.........

Aprilia RSV1000 Mille w/Arrow exhaust...... $3,300

Hadda apply some decals to hide damage from the prior owner's drop in the gravel, but it turned out beautifully and cost me NOTHING. LOVED that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By rhys
Whoa.... Apple -and- Orange The little...

Whoa.... Apple -and- Orange

The little thumper if he's small and doesn't want to speed at over 90 mph,
- or -
the sexy, under-appreciated, very cool RS with it's 1100cc Boxer engine before they...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 275,837
Posted By rhys
Rode the Street Triple 'R' this afternoon,...

Rode the Street Triple 'R' this afternoon, complete w/Arrow exhaust.

Loved it! Suspension and brakes.... sweeeet!
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,047
Views: 467,923
Posted By rhys
I just got notice that they will be showing a...

I just got notice that they will be showing a Motus at our local bike hang out (a couple hours from me), at Alice's Restraunt.
So Monday, I'm gonna ride down there, check it out, and cuss all the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,740
Posted By rhys
A new rubber mount Sporty with radial tires, or...

A new rubber mount Sporty with radial tires, or the new Triumph Bonneville with FI, cast wheels, larger engine, or the character of a V-twin in a reliable Japanese bike.... an SV650. A few bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,167
Posted By rhys
Riding like I do, and have been..... for 40...

Riding like I do, and have been..... for 40 years,

I see 38 mpg more often than not, regardless of the bike(s).
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,763
Posted By rhys
I can't participate in the poll..... 'cause I've...

I can't participate in the poll..... 'cause I've put something similar on my bike, though it's not a modulator.

I mounted 2 bicycle battery operated LED lights on my fairing where my mirrors are...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,243
Posted By rhys
LSL handlebar kit, Givi hard bags, and a...

LSL handlebar kit, Givi hard bags, and a sheepskin seat cover..... yeah, I'd have one!
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,066
Posted By rhys
Keep in mind that I have no idea what I'm talking...

Keep in mind that I have no idea what I'm talking about.......

I am far more aggressive on my bikes than I was 6 years ago, my riding technique has improved as well. That having been said, I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,797
Posted By rhys
It was only last week that Allen joined a group...

It was only last week that Allen joined a group of us for a ride to Heinbockel (a seedy little bar in Tracy,Ca). The cross winds were a little crazy for the rest of us on our 'big' bikes, but...
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