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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-21-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,483
Posted By ZappBranigan
It's not a rule, it's one of their tips or...

It's not a rule, it's one of their tips or suggestions.

One I ignored. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By ZappBranigan
I ran D404's on several bikes, a Triumph...

I ran D404's on several bikes, a Triumph Thunderbird 900, a Kawasaki Spectre 750 and a Triumph Scrambler. I was impressed by their wear, I think I got 11,000 miles out of a front and over 10,000 on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By ZappBranigan
IMO the best bang-for-your buck in used bikes is...

IMO the best bang-for-your buck in used bikes is probably the Honda Nighthawk 750. Common as weeds, dirt cheap, reliable as hell, and comfortable. Made from 1991 until 2003, there are a ton of them...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By ZappBranigan
Viragos are notorious for starter problems. Mine...

Viragos are notorious for starter problems. Mine was replaced at about 8,000 miles. My understanding is that there are two kinds of Viragos: Those that have already had the starter fail and those...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,264
Posted By ZappBranigan
Doesn't the Rokon have zero suspension? I mean...

Doesn't the Rokon have zero suspension? I mean other than the soft tires.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,470
Posted By ZappBranigan
I think its hideous, unfortunately that seems to...

I think its hideous, unfortunately that seems to be the style these days. For some reason I guess the MC manufacturers think that all their buyers are 12 year old boys who love Manga comic books so...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,569
Posted By ZappBranigan
Understatement of the decade. :cry Actually...

Understatement of the decade. :cry

Actually the only thing that could improve the looks of that monstrosity would be a trip to the crusher.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By ZappBranigan
I've sat on one, but never ridden it. Always...

I've sat on one, but never ridden it. Always liked the concept of a sportbike engine, re-tuned for torque, and then mounted in a cruiser chassis with shaft drive.

Closest thing you can get to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By ZappBranigan
SCMA members: Any info on the TFC in 2015?

First off, yes, I've been to the web site. Does not appear to be anything posted yet about 2015 (that I could find - I'm not an SCMA member so I don't think I have access to the whole thing.)
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,470
Posted By ZappBranigan
I may have to try that. My butt was really sore...

I may have to try that. My butt was really sore after my SS1000 ride to Taos earlier in the month. What model of beaded seat cover is that? Is it pretty much a universal fit?
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,758
Posted By ZappBranigan
Triumph might as well name that one the "Thunder...

Triumph might as well name that one the "Thunder Glide." :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,700
Posted By ZappBranigan
LOVE mine. '02 that I bought almost a year ago. ...

LOVE mine. '02 that I bought almost a year ago.

Just did a Saddlesore 1000 ride on it. Awesome bike. Powerful, comfortable, reliable - what more could you ask for?
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,483
Posted By ZappBranigan
The Ride, Part 3: Albuqurque to Taos

At first the traffic in Albuquerque was fine, but then shortly after turning onto I-25 North towards Santa Fe, I saw a solid wall of red lights in front of me and a sign saying "all lanes closed."...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-10-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,483
Posted By ZappBranigan
The Ride, Part 2: Green River to Albuquerque

The Red Rock deserts of Utah are one of my favorite places on the planet, I never get tired of their variety. Rolling quickly through Moab, it was another 50 miles to Monticello, and at that point...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,483
Posted By ZappBranigan
The Ride: Part 1: Denver to Green River, UT

I was excited as the day of my SS1000 approached. Everything was looking good including the weather. We'd had a fairly wet "monsoon season" this year but I figured by early September it would be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,483
Posted By ZappBranigan
Sorry, got busy at work, will try to continue the...

Sorry, got busy at work, will try to continue the report later this week...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,483
Posted By ZappBranigan
Prologue: The Plan

Over the years I had done a lot of daydreaming and "keyboard planning" of SS1000 routes. But with TNT approaching in just a couple of months, I realized I had to come up with a workable, practical,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,483
Posted By ZappBranigan
First Saddlesore 1000 completed!

Prologue: The Dream:

Ever since I first heard about the Iron Butt Association some time in the mid 1990's I was intrigued by the idea of doing a Saddlesore 1000 ride (1000 miles in 24 hours.) ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,762
Posted By ZappBranigan
Well, irrespective of its country of origin,...

Well, irrespective of its country of origin, that's a gorgeous bike!

At the current exchange rate, 1 Euro = $1.30US. Which would equal (in the US) a price of $5200.

(Of course, the French...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,569
Posted By ZappBranigan
Is there some alternative universe where hacking...

Is there some alternative universe where hacking off the back of a motorcycle with a sawzall is the very definition of "cool?"

Because if there is such a universe, the portal to it should be...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,569
Posted By ZappBranigan
Text of the ad: Whenever I read something...

Text of the ad:

Whenever I read something like that I just want to go all Samuel L. Jackson on them and scream "ENGLISH, MOTHERF***ER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?"
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By ZappBranigan
Doesn't the MP3 scooter have the ability to lean...

Doesn't the MP3 scooter have the ability to lean into corners?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-28-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By ZappBranigan
Yup, been there, done that. :D Another...

Yup, been there, done that. :D

Another favorite is Cumbres pass from Antonito to Chama. Not only is it a great road but if you time it right you'll get a good view of the Cumbres and Toltec...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,588
Posted By ZappBranigan
Was it a Vetter Windjammer or was it the...

Was it a Vetter Windjammer or was it the Hondaline setup? Honda offered a matching fairing and hard bags for the CB900C/CB1000C. I think the fairing was similar to the one that was on the Gold...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,588
Posted By ZappBranigan
Yeah, I have to concur. Like bell bottom disco...

Yeah, I have to concur. Like bell bottom disco pants and shag carpet, this is one of those embarrassing things from the 70's that should stay there.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By ZappBranigan
Riding up to Eisenhower Tunnel next week - is ice a worry?

Getting ready for my first Saddlesore 1000 ride next week on the way to Taos for the Triumphs in Taos event, and I'm doing my trip planning. I'd like to leave as early as possible so I can get most...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,569
Posted By ZappBranigan
You know what, though, I'll give this one credit:...

You know what, though, I'll give this one credit: No hacked off rear frame, no hideous "custom" paint job (where "custom" is synonymous with "horrible gray primer or rust"), no other permanent...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,569
Posted By ZappBranigan
I think you're missing the purpose of the...

I think you're missing the purpose of the non-existent seat.

What you do is drink massive quantities of water while you are riding, then piss right through the open frame onto the top of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,569
Posted By ZappBranigan
Somebody must have heard that early 80's bikes...

Somebody must have heard that early 80's bikes have become "collectible." :rolleyes

That is a perfectly fine $1200 bike. Could possibly fetch $2000 this time of year because lots of people want...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 103,448
Posted By ZappBranigan
I considered a Speedmaster back about 10 years...

I considered a Speedmaster back about 10 years ago. IMO the Speedy is a little bit better than the America because of the cast wheels, dual disc brakes and tach included (though I guess the America...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,842
Posted By ZappBranigan
Well, I would never say a 125 is the biggest you...

Well, I would never say a 125 is the biggest you should start on, nor would I say a 125 is the "best" beginner bike.

I will say a lightweight bike - irrespective of displacement - is easier to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,368
Posted By ZappBranigan
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Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,368
Posted By ZappBranigan
What's the range on those bikes? 50 - 100 miles?...

What's the range on those bikes? 50 - 100 miles? And then it needs to be plugged in for 4 - 6 hours to recharge?

That might make sense for a second bike to augment another but it hardly makes...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,368
Posted By ZappBranigan
So they offer pictures? I don't get it. That's...

So they offer pictures? I don't get it. That's a Motus, right? Are their bikes actually for sale or are they still a "concept?" Even as motorcycle crazy as CO is, I'm pretty sure I've never seen...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,368
Posted By ZappBranigan
So you ask people for their opinions and then you...

So you ask people for their opinions and then you want to argue with them?

Ohhhhkay. :rolleyes:

I guess I don't get it then. Imagine I'm a hypothetical new bike buyer and I'm not...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,368
Posted By ZappBranigan
V-twin: The achilles heel

IMO the American brands won't be serious players outside the cruiser field until they can finally realize that there are other engine configurations besides the V-2.

Yes, I've owned v-twins and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,842
Posted By ZappBranigan
My advice is always the same. 1. Small...

My advice is always the same.

1. Small
2. Cheap
3. Used

"Can" you learn to ride on a bigger bike? I guess it depends on what you mean by "learn." Any bike can be ridden at road...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,470
Posted By ZappBranigan
On all my previous bikes I ran regular car oil...

On all my previous bikes I ran regular car oil but always made sure to use the kind that was not labled "Energy conserving." From what I recall this is to make sure the clutch works OK.

So...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,470
Posted By ZappBranigan
Thanks! Pardon my ignorance, but BMW Boxers...

Thanks!

Pardon my ignorance, but BMW Boxers have separate engine and trans oil? I didn't realize that. 32 years of riding and 10 motorcycles and I've never owned one where the engine and tranny...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,470
Posted By ZappBranigan
First oil change on R1150R - any tips?

My '02 R1150R will be due for an oil change soon (actually it's due now.) Any tips or potential problem areas? I'm used to pretty easy oil changes on my bikes since I only get naked standard type...
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