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Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,434
Views: 394,750
Posted By alekkas
If she wants to ride with you, you are right on...

If she wants to ride with you, you are right on track. It's cool to spend more time together doing something you both love. Easily worth the price of slowing down due to weight and lower lean...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,718
Posted By alekkas
Dude - none of us has room to put on airs as the...

Dude - none of us has room to put on airs as the majority of the world is charging new iPhone 7's on a turn of last century coal burning power grid.

Find this conversation interesting for the most...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,570
Posted By alekkas
Whichever way you go, the #2 contributing factor...

Whichever way you go, the #2 contributing factor to my wife's at ease and comfort has been floor boards of some kind. Anything bigger than a peg put her at ease. (of course, #1 is a solid back rest...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By alekkas
Can't help a bit. But, read the link. Very...

Can't help a bit. But, read the link. Very cool. I have seen the Ninja250s race. High compete level, for sure.

If these 450 bikes are fairly equal to each other, 70HP racing sounds like a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By alekkas
Good stuff and good bikes. Either of those will...

Good stuff and good bikes. Either of those will serve you well. As you look at those, remember these alternatives that may (if the right one pops up) also be found in your range:
GS500 - if not...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By alekkas
Nice. Honda 599 Hornet and Kaw z750s may also be...

Nice. Honda 599 Hornet and Kaw z750s may also be found in that range.
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,053
Posted By alekkas
Really? That screams copying a honda that is...

Really? That screams copying a honda that is copying the baggers. I don't see how anyone looks and that and DOESN'T see it as a response to the F6B. Obviously the front aesthetics are different as...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By alekkas
I happened to get a 919 with 12K miles for 2.500...

I happened to get a 919 with 12K miles for 2.500 but that was a perfect storm of circumstances.

For 2,500 a carbed sv naked may be doable. Also a ninja 500 is usually around there.

Craigslist...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,523
Posted By alekkas
Of course, all the electronics are great. But in...

Of course, all the electronics are great. But in trade off for a lower price and higher quality stock suspension, I think some people would be willing to give up certain things - but probably not...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,776
Views: 581,373
Posted By alekkas
I probably will as I just bought the winning...

I probably will as I just bought the winning ticket today ....:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,193
Posted By alekkas
Great look there OP. Some nice bikes on this...

Great look there OP. Some nice bikes on this thread.

Got mine in the fall after the big ride of the year last summer so no big tours yet. This year will be Rockies to Canyons to Death Valley (or...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,516
Posted By alekkas
Why no abs - even as an option - on so many price...

Why no abs - even as an option - on so many price point bikes? Not just this one. Look how long it took for the z1000 and that is certainly more $.

I see other bikes where abs is what? $500? ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,942
Posted By alekkas
Depends on the bike, I guess. On the old connies...

Depends on the bike, I guess. On the old connies it's four bolts. In fact, the one time I tried taking off the tire with out the hub, it was a bigger pain in the butt. On that bike, anyway, it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,942
Posted By alekkas
Depends on the bike, I guess. On the old connies...

Depends on the bike, I guess. On the old connies it's four bolts. In fact, the one time I tried taking off the tire with out the hub, it was a bigger pain in the butt. On that bike, anyway, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,548
Posted By alekkas
Has happened several times to me in several...

Has happened several times to me in several states while touring. Rain so heavy that all the overpasses where occupied by cars. That's fine anyway, cause I don't feel too comfortable stopping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 17,838
Posted By alekkas
Their heads are too big!

Their heads are too big!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38,451
Views: 10,203,146
Posted By alekkas
So are you saying that lawnmower is not made in...

So are you saying that lawnmower is not made in the US?
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By alekkas
I certainly agree and have done it on most bikes...

I certainly agree and have done it on most bikes I have owned. Getting the suspension right is something you appreciate on every ride - whether carving or cruising or droning.

For $100 springs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38,451
Views: 10,203,146
Posted By alekkas
Fail. Tire pressure set for 4 riders not 7. ...

Fail. Tire pressure set for 4 riders not 7. Unless he's going off road, in which case, I apologize.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By alekkas
I agree with you DFH on this topic for almost all...

I agree with you DFH on this topic for almost all cases. And, I think the new springs and emulator is the best way to go for this case. What KRob said, however, is an option for "help" certain...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 201,549
Posted By alekkas
I don't know. You brought up a point of...

I don't know. You brought up a point of wonderment, I think I kinda answered it. Don't be hatin' :wink:

And again, it's not like we are talking ZR10 and Ultra Glide.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 201,549
Posted By alekkas
I kinda do get it - at least a little. Neither...

I kinda do get it - at least a little. Neither is a sport monster, neither is a fat ass cruiser. Both have a motor with "character." I guess they can viewed as both being standards - on one side...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 54,969
Posted By alekkas
Thanks for the input all For reference, I...

Thanks for the input all

For reference, I have a 919 and am certainly not afraid of standard forks and "could be better" shocks. Simple spring rate change and oil has always gotten me pretty good...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,037,157
Posted By alekkas
Very sexy. I remember what a blast these Kaws...

Very sexy. I remember what a blast these Kaws were in IL just blasting. Then I rode out west and found some tight curves. Oh boy, more motor than handling for sure!
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 54,969
Posted By alekkas
Ok gentlemen and others, got a line on an 03,...

Ok gentlemen and others, got a line on an 03, naked, 11K miles. Very good condition and priced at a point so low that it got me thinking about it in the first place.

Here is what I think I am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38,451
Views: 10,203,146
Posted By alekkas
Depends on how tolerant the passenger is :D

Depends on how tolerant the passenger is :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38,451
Views: 10,203,146
Posted By alekkas
Think of it like New Orleans. If you want to go...

Think of it like New Orleans. If you want to go enjoy it with few more than locals, go at those times of the year / week. If you don't like crowds, avoid Mardi Gras. There are less crowded roads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 17,838
Posted By alekkas
I actually thought about this thread the last two...

I actually thought about this thread the last two days while riding! From home to DuBuque after work finding whatever roads IL has to offer. Today, up CR9 along the Mississippi on the IA side. No...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,043
Posted By alekkas
Spent the morning tearing up the IA side of the...

Spent the morning tearing up the IA side of the Mississippi from DuBuque up to MN. Over the Wis and back down on the alphabet roads. No cops. The 919 displayed plenty of soul. Great connection,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4,776
Views: 581,373
Posted By alekkas
I don't get the "you must hate Murica" vibe at...

I don't get the "you must hate Murica" vibe at all on this.
More of a optimist / pessimist vibe maybe? Rooting for the underdog type thing. I know I will likely never have this much $ for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 17,838
Posted By alekkas
Dude, really? Literal and all? :super

Dude, really? Literal and all? :super
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 17,838
Posted By alekkas
Dry or wet like the pic?

Dry or wet like the pic?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 17,838
Posted By alekkas
Depends on the curve

Depends on the curve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By alekkas
To me "cheap" means bringing along camping gear. ...

To me "cheap" means bringing along camping gear. If room exists, bringing food. Finding old friends if they're on the way is great too.

Also, $ per day in fuel is a little misleading. If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 17,838
Posted By alekkas
Depends on the curve.

Depends on the curve.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38,451
Views: 10,203,146
Posted By alekkas
Is that the ride of shame back to the resort? ...

Is that the ride of shame back to the resort? Looks like dirt on the thigh, forearm, and boots matches the dirt on the bike. At least he rode away. Been there... not there ... but been there...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 70,131
Posted By alekkas
Yes. It's a good one. I had to dremel a little...

Yes. It's a good one. I had to dremel a little off the bottom to get it to mount the way I wanted too. With their hardware no need, of course.

No wind on my chest. Full wind but no turbulence...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,556
Posted By alekkas
I'll help you out here. Spend a few more dollars...

I'll help you out here. Spend a few more dollars on the F6B. In that context, big and heavy makes more sense. Design wise, it looks more complete - or at least the proper scale size for what it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38,451
Views: 10,203,146
Posted By alekkas
Something about that Valkyrie pic just makes me...

Something about that Valkyrie pic just makes me thinks those folks really enjoy that bike and put plenty of miles on it. Lane choice on the other hand ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 70,131
Posted By alekkas
Why of course. Even have had a few rains to get...

Why of course. Even have had a few rains to get most the crud off the roads.

Some changes:
New PR4's front and back. Verdict - so far so good. Haven't really pushed it hard yet around tight...
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