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Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,469
Posted By page62
The reason 919's are so rare is that so many have...

The reason 919's are so rare is that so many have been crashed...including mine! A damn deer jumped out in front of me. The deer lived, I spent months recuperating.

The 919 is unique in that it's...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By page62
Would this be better...? ...

Would this be better...?

http://www.corbin.com/ktm/ktm690d8.shtml
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By page62
I had an R1150R. It had a tall first gear...but...

I had an R1150R. It had a tall first gear...but not tall enough to annoy me!!!
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By page62
I think he's trying to sell it... :deal

I think he's trying to sell it... :deal
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By page62
Go talk to the folks over at www.apriliaforum.com...

Go talk to the folks over at www.apriliaforum.com

I have a Shiver 750, and it's a great bike. Its reputation stands up amongst owners over at the Aprilia forum. The comparison to the 450's and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,428
Posted By page62
Aprilia Shiver 750. You might be able to find a...

Aprilia Shiver 750. You might be able to find a recent-year (but new) model and stay within your budget...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By page62
How tall are you? The S40 is a small bike. Oh,...

How tall are you? The S40 is a small bike. Oh, and it used to be called the Suzuki Savage 650. The bike has been unchanged for decades.

It's a fun little thumper -- I have a friend who has two of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 22,516
Posted By page62
My KLX250SF is definitely sized for an adult male...

My KLX250SF is definitely sized for an adult male (unlike the Ninja 250), and it only weighs a bit over 300 lbs. Go figure...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 22,516
Posted By page62
Yep, we're finally getting some decent bikes...

Yep, we're finally getting some decent bikes imported into the USA. Let's hope somebody buys them!

(Disclosure: I did my part...I bought a Kawasaki KLX250SF supermoto and an Aprilia Shiver 750...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 22,516
Posted By page62
http://s1.aecdn.com/images/news/2013-suzuki-gw250-...

http://s1.aecdn.com/images/news/2013-suzuki-gw250-a-light-naked-bike-for-the-us-51792-7.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,663
Posted By page62
Hmmm...I just bought one of those stupidly...

Hmmm...I just bought one of those stupidly reliable Shadow 1100's (2002 Spirit) because I needed something well-suited to 2-up riding. And I really like it. It's so torquey that it doesn't make a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,378
Posted By page62
Honda 919. Well under $4K. Well under 500 lbs....

Honda 919. Well under $4K. Well under 500 lbs. Gobs of torque...perfect for commuting. And perfect for the countryside.

Forget the unrealistic stuff like ABS and belt drive. You're seriously...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 686,372
Posted By page62
Let's hope so. With all the interest in retro...

Let's hope so. With all the interest in retro bikes right now, it should sell sufficiently well. It doesn't appear to be a stripper bike like the previous Nighthawk 750 (single front disc brake, rear...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,688
Posted By page62
I have a Kawi KLX250SF supermoto. It's perfect...

I have a Kawi KLX250SF supermoto. It's perfect for the city. Lightweight, bike brakes, and very nimble. And enough speed for the freeway when needed! :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,778
Posted By page62
The Ninja 500 is getting VERY long in the tooth....

The Ninja 500 is getting VERY long in the tooth. So you nailed it...the 400 is a modern design, and that offers advantages despite its less than spectacular power-to-weight ratio.

BTW: The 400...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By page62
The VT is WAAAAAY better than the FT. The Honda...

The VT is WAAAAAY better than the FT. The Honda 500cc V-twin is one of the sweetest engines they ever produced. I owned an really mint example, and regret selling it. But to be honest, it was just...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By page62
An 883 is a Sportster. IIRC, there's engine oil...

An 883 is a Sportster. IIRC, there's engine oil and there's transmission oil...

Get a copy of an Owner's Manual and/or a Service Manual. Motorcycles aren't like cars -- they are more maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By page62
Damn. I almost had to run this through google...

Damn. I almost had to run this through google translate to understand it.

Sounds like you overheated the bike and cooked the oil. I'm betting that if you pull the oil fill cap you'll find it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,581
Posted By page62
$2800 for a '95 with 40K miles? :huh It had...

$2800 for a '95 with 40K miles? :huh It had better be perfect. You should be controlling the situation, not him... :deal
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By page62
As a former owner of an '04 R1150R, I would say...

As a former owner of an '04 R1150R, I would say heck yeah! Probably the most underrated bike BMW has ever produced...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,601
Posted By page62
No, not at all. IF the bike hasn't been...

No, not at all.

IF the bike hasn't been abused.

IF the bike has been properly maintained.

These are non-negotiables as far as I'm concerned. A bike that's been rode hard and put up wet is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,206
Posted By page62
These are great replies...but personally I would...

These are great replies...but personally I would have thought a closer comparison would be the Guzzis vs. the BMW R-bikes. Air-cooled twins, German vs. Italian.

To me, Ducatis and Guzzis are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By page62
Perhaps you should put an ad on Craigslist and/or...

Perhaps you should put an ad on Craigslist and/or Kijiji in Toronto asking for assistance. That would give you broader local coverage.
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,608
Posted By page62
Over the last couple of weeks, my friend stored...

Over the last couple of weeks, my friend stored her 2010 Softie in my backyard. And she let me ride it. :D Aw what the heck, it gave me a chance to learn the Harley "thing" first hand.

Anyhow,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,904
Posted By page62
The Kawi is a good choice, but some handlebar...

The Kawi is a good choice, but some handlebar risers might make it a bit more comfortable... :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,904
Posted By page62
Will you be comfortable in the sportbike riding...

Will you be comfortable in the sportbike riding position for extended periods of time?
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,944
Posted By page62
I'm sorry to buck the trend, but I've been taking...

I'm sorry to buck the trend, but I've been taking my bikes to the local DIY car wash for years. Never had a problem. The trick is not to get close with the pressure washer nozzle, especially around...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 19,221
Posted By page62
Simple: Americans don't buy many naked bikes,...

Simple: Americans don't buy many naked bikes, standards or supermotos. I've owned several, and each one was a disappointment in terms of sales for the manufacturer.

The majority of Americans buy...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 61,923
Posted By page62
After doing exhaust and jet kit (easy!) I find...

After doing exhaust and jet kit (easy!) I find mine to be more than adequate for city streets and some freeway riding. (Even in the city, freeway traffic generally moves around 70 mph down here.)
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,732
Posted By page62
Goldwing. :deal

Goldwing. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 61,923
Posted By page62
It doesn't look quite like that now! :D I ride...

It doesn't look quite like that now! :D I ride the snot out of it. I leave near downtown, and it's the perfect urban streetfighter. Of course, a jet kit and an HMF exhaust never hurt either...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 61,923
Posted By page62
I think this thread needs a photo... ...

I think this thread needs a photo...

http://www.alamoclassicmustang.com/fotos/klx250sf.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 61,923
Posted By page62
I think they're finally clearing out the 2010's,...

I think they're finally clearing out the 2010's, which means the discounts are fading. I bought mine recently for $3999...which translates to being close to $4850 OTD. It's the freight and prep that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By page62
+1. Locks only keep honest people from temptation.

+1. Locks only keep honest people from temptation.
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By page62
I'm 6'2" and I don't fit well on a Ninja 650. I...

I'm 6'2" and I don't fit well on a Ninja 650. I think the SV650 will present a similar issue. But any of the dual-sport type bikes mentioned here will work for you. I tend to ride those bikes for the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,656
Posted By page62
I live in the inner city, and I've ridden...

I live in the inner city, and I've ridden everything from a Ninja 250 to a Honda 919. And a BMW R1150R -- it is just too ponderous for urban riding. The 919 is just too wild for my taste, and I'm too...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,937
Posted By page62
Here's my experience... Best stock seat: '04...

Here's my experience...

Best stock seat: '04 BMW R1150R tall seat. Never ever thought about swapping it out.

Worst stock seat: Kawasaki KLX250SF. Nasty, narrow, and hard. Ouch!

Best...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,030
Posted By page62
I know a guy who rides a Victory like that. And...

I know a guy who rides a Victory like that. And yes, he wears full gear...very much like that. And he is a damn good rider, too! He can handle twisty backroads on that whale better than 98% or riders...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
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Views: 2,247
Posted By page62
I went up one more tooth on my front sprocket....

I went up one more tooth on my front sprocket. That dropped my freeway rpms (~70 mph) by about 500. I now consistently get 55-57 mpg on the KLR, which is even better than my little KLX250SF! :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11,696
Views: 2,511,464
Posted By page62
I got the SC foam and cover a few months back....

I got the SC foam and cover a few months back. Even without the discount, it's worth every darn penny! :clap
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