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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 13,050
Posted By ctfz1
Touring bike lean

Any motorcycle discussion tends to range a bit. Bikes have to fit rider, rider to bikes. Just saying. Still.
Though I have not ridden a Gold Wing since the 90's, they certainly then leaned well,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 13,050
Posted By ctfz1
umm

Your experience may differ. Harley riders are people. Used to go to one Harley shop to check out Buell's, they were not always happy, jap bike and Buell interest.
Never experienced that at most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,276
Posted By ctfz1
careful

Went to a lawyer who had a local reputation, demanded money up front than sent assistant just out of law school to court. Freaked me out, honest outrage at charge seemed to help. Or maybe the lawyer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,212
Posted By ctfz1
cost

A friend says, "you can't always change your job, your wife, or your life. You can always change your bike.
That said, it seems to me the cost involved is the biggest complaint.

You need to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,208
Posted By ctfz1
maybe

My first road bike was a 125 single 4 speed, IT WORKED. mostly.
A 250 Scooter is considered a large displacement highway machine.
Back when a very large Heinkel 250 cruised highways two up very...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-10-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,870
Posted By ctfz1
F O

People been using ATF or industrial hydrualic fluid since the 60's anyway, never saw any magic in it. Maybe its better now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,610
Posted By ctfz1
noise

Watercooling had more to do with noise reguations than multicylinder engines.
Originally water cooling showed up on the Suzuki 750 and wankel (sp?) engines, then the Gold Wing, and GL500, RZ's V4s...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,266
Posted By ctfz1
Oh Man

As I recall the CanAm had more motor, the Husky more grace, wouldn't bet which years though. I'd look at both and pick what feels most right.:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,364
Posted By ctfz1
facts

The ZRX was very popular then all demand (sales) taperred off. It is the tradtional heavy, powerful, poorly suspended (and saddled) retro bike.
MY feeling is other bikes satisfy the market, while...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,395
Posted By ctfz1
oil

IN the day liked Spectro and BelRay, but had a part time job at an Exxon station, Used their 10-40 with excellent results, been using Rotella for almost ten years. It is high detergent, will look...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,395
Posted By ctfz1
fwiw

THE 350's do vibrate, but it is also important to "fine tune" timing and carbs.
Stock seats were no joy, either. I remember the foam on 1/4 inch plywood era. hoo.
There is an article somewhere of...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,395
Posted By ctfz1
lol

Walked into the dealer all set to buy a CB350, but the CL bars felt better.
My first brand new motorcycle. la Went 34,000 miles in 10 months. Wore out the cam chain follower and burned a valve, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,395
Posted By ctfz1
time was

BACK IN 1971when I rode my CL350 it was the end of the "ton" era, when a fast bike would do more than 100 mph. The 305, and the 350 would, and rev like race bikes. They were as quick as the English...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,395
Posted By ctfz1
ages

The charging circuit is separate from the ignition circuit IF memory serves but old bikes sufer from both age and assorted idiot attention. Last I remember is buy, or get from a junk yard a socket...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,105
Posted By ctfz1
ehheh

OH Lord won't you buy me a KTM,
My friends all ride DS kikes and I must make amens.
I counting on you Lord,
Though true enough,
a Versys would be fine enough.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,811
Posted By ctfz1
Rx

Versys bargain buy, KLR used buy, and fight it out.:freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By ctfz1
shocking

Insulation suitable/reliable to splice plug wire is likely to cost more than getting some Accel solid core from local speed shop.
See J C Whitney for bits, and partsnmore they had aftermarket shocks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,806
Posted By ctfz1
costs

Accessories make an outfit, any women knows this.
Of course it will cost you.
You discussed this before purchase.........right?:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,484
Posted By ctfz1
BROS and Vincents

Yeah, feet forwards, nah.
Ah so is a Vrod a HD. iS IT a cruiser Vtwin, HD?
Personally there is too much noise already, I ride to ride, not to trumpet or endure. Quiet is best, let sleeping cops...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,185
Posted By ctfz1
danger will..

First anoyance would be the possibility of debris in the road.
Back in the day I hit a rock cause I was following close and wasn't in the car's wheel path. AT 30 MPH one great lift off and two bent...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,072
Posted By ctfz1
travel

Haven't ridden an 1800, spent some time on 1500's, only the price and not doing long rides kept me off.
Ridden with verve, as good a ride as any, shines in spring fall riding, can be warm in summer....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,599
Posted By ctfz1
Silly question

Kickstarting a 325 cc twin, if I remember displacement correctly, shouldn't be a problem.
Wouldn't it have been easier to replace the starter with an alternator?
Do not know the effort involved or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,535
Posted By ctfz1
Where and how do you want to ride?

Where and how do you want to ride?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By ctfz1
OOmmmm

Thanks, it helps. CMT affecting leg nerves, will be going lower and or lighter. By choice, I've ridden Triumph America's and enjoyed it, but they are rare used and prices I see asked are high....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,839
Posted By ctfz1
Stuff like this is in the "who wants it, how...

Stuff like this is in the "who wants it, how soon, and how deep pockets are",
You do not see many of these these days, but still a choice for commuting/all weather riding. Bad is heavy and large. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By ctfz1
Anger Management?

QUESTION:
HOW much of cruiser popularity is based on loud pipes?
What % of cruisers are loud?
How much popularity is based on shiny bits to play with?
Personal note: I WILL ride almost any bike I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,360
Posted By ctfz1
skewed

ANyone mention initial price?
Sometime dealer service cost?
VERY GOOD ODDS MOSTLY.:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By ctfz1
Puke o

I recognize the machine, BMW PART?:freaky
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,010
Posted By ctfz1
long ago

When I had a 77 750/7 there was an anti bottoming helper spring kit, do not remember any details.
I ran Progressive Springs (HD)and liked them, but I mounted a Luftmeister fairing, lowers, and crash...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By ctfz1
Once upon a time

Motorcycle radials are not quite as far from bias as implied. Some combinations work reasonably well, some feel scary.
Never a combination I liked but sometimes you just need a certain size tire now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,610
Posted By ctfz1
Curiosity

Anyone know the comparatve weights of BMW engines/ in types and sizes?
HD ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,422
Posted By ctfz1
From the crypt

Bike magazine (UK) did a comparasion about ten? years back, and found sport touring tires better street tires than the track tires of the time.
I try to balance price, longevity, and feel. One buddy...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,756
Posted By ctfz1
Maybe

Seen some Vrods going for great prices, yet they never get mention here, are they that bad ? Wish they were more traditional rides but hey, why not?
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,871
Posted By ctfz1
Pissed Roll your own

The difference between a sport bike and a sport touring bike is riding position and extent of modifications.
For some reason cruiser guys will do almost anything to any bike for some reason or none,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,467
Posted By ctfz1
Old news

Back in the day had X6, GT500, GT550's, trip should be a doodle.
AS I recall set timing (points every 2,000 to 2,500 miles), change plugs at same interval. Plan accordingly for best running.
Carry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By ctfz1
Time factor

Any bikes I buy will be used ones. I can not afford expensive fixes for a solution I haven't needed in FORTY YEARS. Warrantee repair parts and make repair simple.. RIGHT?
I'm dreaming. abs WILL...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,799
Posted By ctfz1
Quality of life

Want to be logical. Can't.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,799
Posted By ctfz1
Titanic Syndrome

Well, well, well, .. pride goeth..
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,614
Posted By ctfz1
Time

They finally build the bikes they're been exagerating about for my 40 rider years, and now this..
Need a better word than troll..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,164
Posted By ctfz1
Wicked car toon

"I y'am what I Y'am" and "I sez whot I sez":ear
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