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Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 36,553
Posted By 0ldhippie
Twin cams are better than evos. Only real issue...

Twin cams are better than evos. Only real issue with TC are the early cam chain tensioners. They just need to be checked every 10-20K miles (many bikes want valve adjustments at lower mileages)....
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 641,146
Posted By 0ldhippie
One more round of black ought to about do it. ...

One more round of black ought to about do it.
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n579/oldhippie1/035small_zpsaee316a1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,442
Posted By 0ldhippie
Bandit is about the closest thing to UJM as...

Bandit is about the closest thing to UJM as anything out there. Nothing special but fine. FZ1 would be my pick in that category if I couldn't swing a ninja1000 (great bike). For something different...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,426
Posted By 0ldhippie
It always amazes me that folks go out and spend...

It always amazes me that folks go out and spend $20+K on a bike then cheap out on a proper tuner and tune to actually make it run right. Sure throw xied, fuelpack or whatever add-on ya like on and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,065
Posted By 0ldhippie
I've always been a great lotus fan. Love the...

I've always been a great lotus fan. Love the Europa and Elise! Have to wait and see if anything comes of this??? Could be wwaaaayyyy Kool! but I'm sure expensive. I'm too old and sick for race bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,853
Posted By 0ldhippie
How are Brammbo & Zero doing??? Do we need more??...

How are Brammbo & Zero doing??? Do we need more?? I like the idea but the price needs to come down and the range up.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,750
Posted By 0ldhippie
Maybe because its a knock-off of a proper British...

Maybe because its a knock-off of a proper British twin????
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,581
Posted By 0ldhippie
Man that's a weird selection?? Do ya have any...

Man that's a weird selection?? Do ya have any idea what kind of bike ya want? The only bike on that list I would have any interest in owning would be the Scrambler, but it has the lowest power and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,362
Posted By 0ldhippie
Street triple is a great bike! I had a 1050 tiger...

Street triple is a great bike! I had a 1050 tiger and that motor did nothing for me (even with mods) but the 675 is a whole different thing! :kat
I would look a a Hypermotard too but they are more...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,076
Posted By 0ldhippie
Coming from a harley I'd pick the connie over the...

Coming from a harley I'd pick the connie over the fjr. fjr just may be a little too sporty??? I'm not a st fan: old, big, heavy, slow, hot? I'm kind of a kawi guy (they have character) but the connie...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,086
Posted By 0ldhippie
My first thought was Vstorm 1000 as fake SMT but...

My first thought was Vstorm 1000 as fake SMT but the SV would be my choice. 100 miles of freeway a day on a dirt bike is not my idea of fun and I have a drz400 sm hot rod that will cruise at 80 all...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8,900
Views: 1,418,107
Posted By 0ldhippie
The whole mileage thing is only part of the...

The whole mileage thing is only part of the picture. If you are really concerned about economy, a motorcycle may not be the best choice when ya add in the added cost and frequency of tires, oil...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,892
Posted By 0ldhippie
Ninja 1000 is a great all-rounder! Go for it!...

Ninja 1000 is a great all-rounder! Go for it! :evil
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,892
Posted By 0ldhippie
Seems like you're looking at late nakeds? I like...

Seems like you're looking at late nakeds? I like some wind protection on a commuter and ya did say sporty under a liter. Gsxr600/zx6/cbr600/r6/Daytona 625 all come to mind? There are lots of great...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8,900
Views: 1,418,107
Posted By 0ldhippie
Me too! Love the red flake!!!

Me too! Love the red flake!!!
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8,900
Views: 1,418,107
Posted By 0ldhippie
That won't calm ya down, It'll put in jail!...

That won't calm ya down, It'll put in jail! :rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,243
Posted By 0ldhippie
This whole thread is pretty useless with a $12K...

This whole thread is pretty useless with a $12K budget. :wink:
Not gonna get a decent late model wing or electraglide for near that? Need to looking at metrics like Voyager?
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8,900
Views: 1,418,107
Posted By 0ldhippie
I swear there are more Guzzy folks on this forum...

I swear there are more Guzzy folks on this forum than the number of bikes Guzzy sells??? Pretty much an Italian sportster in my mind??:evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25,071
Views: 4,417,714
Posted By 0ldhippie
I ran 13-50 on my old E without problems but do...

I ran 13-50 on my old E without problems but do watch the swing-arm rub strip. Replace it when it gets thin. That thing was a crazy hill climber and paddler!
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,195
Posted By 0ldhippie
My first bike was a brand new '67 Suzuki X6...

My first bike was a brand new '67 Suzuki X6 scrambler 2 stroke 250. Light and fast in the day! I beat it to death in 6 months on and off road. Great fun! Sure I wish it was a Royal Enfield...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25,071
Views: 4,417,714
Posted By 0ldhippie
The cylinder works big bore isn't any/much more...

The cylinder works big bore isn't any/much more than stock bore and will be fine with hotcams, rejeted BSR and FMF. No brainer imho.
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 20,243
Posted By 0ldhippie
Never rode one but I'm sure a wing is the best...

Never rode one but I'm sure a wing is the best freeway mile eater out there plus the honda quality thing, but it brings with it the honda boring thing. At least in my mind? Both the bmw RT & K bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,162
Posted By 0ldhippie
In the real world the 900 2v are a good choice. I...

In the real world the 900 2v are a good choice. I like the looks of the CR but the SS has better suspension. St2 is a great all rounder and monster is good basic fun.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,750
Posted By 0ldhippie
This would be my short list. I'm not sure ya need...

This would be my short list. I'm not sure ya need to own them but ya should experience them?

Triumph 650 Bonneville - Good enough for Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen and a generation.

Honda cb350...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,821
Posted By 0ldhippie
Not a racer but hot rod drz puts smiles on my...

Not a racer but hot rod drz puts smiles on my face!
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n579/oldhippie1/2-12rightsmall.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 274,798
Posted By 0ldhippie
Man, big brother is really here!

Man, big brother is really here!
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By 0ldhippie
88 is good road (108/4/120 are the fun ones) but...

88 is good road (108/4/120 are the fun ones) but watch the weather. 88 goes to 9000 and I've been snowed in, in June.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By 0ldhippie
About the only midsize dualsports over here are...

About the only midsize dualsports over here are the SV1000, Triumph tiger and BMW f-800. I would steer ya towards one of the sudo super motos like Aprilia Dorsoduro, Ducati Hyperstrata/Hypermotard...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 46,913
Posted By 0ldhippie
WOW!!!! This has gone off the deep end!!! My 2...

WOW!!!! This has gone off the deep end!!!
My 2 cents: Liter bikes are the best handling, best stopping, quickest bikes made. That makes them the safest bikes out on the street! I don't understand...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 46,913
Posted By 0ldhippie
Very comfortable, many 400+ days and week+ tours....

Very comfortable, many 400+ days and week+ tours. Easy to putt around on and great rush to keep ya interested. Was my go too/everything bike. Only reason I got rid of it was my old sick mind &...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 46,913
Posted By 0ldhippie
Not reallya modern liter bike but very...

Not reallya modern liter bike but very comfortable. I had two zx9rs ('99 &'02) with corbin seat, heli bars, taller flip screen, tank and throwover bags. did over 60,00 miles on them.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25,071
Views: 4,417,714
Posted By 0ldhippie
Man! wish I had that, back in the day! Lucas =...

Man! wish I had that, back in the day!
Lucas = Knight of darkness! Smith may have his idiot brother?
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By 0ldhippie
Ask over at Thumper talk. When they get done...

Ask over at Thumper talk. When they get done laughing and telling ya about locktite fixes someone will help ya out.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By 0ldhippie
Ya may be able to get a special construction...

Ya may be able to get a special construction title but it won't be fun...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25,071
Views: 4,417,714
Posted By 0ldhippie
E/K bikes come with 14/47 and I ran 14/51 on my...

E/K bikes come with 14/47 and I ran 14/51 on my E. I went plenty fast. DRZ motors have little trouble with a few rpm.
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8,900
Views: 1,418,107
Posted By 0ldhippie
Not really a clone or copy? That would be a...

Not really a clone or copy? That would be a bullet or ural. The triumph/norton are modern evolutions of a classic style. The Triumph is nothing but a boring and painful pretty ride to me. The Norton...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8,900
Views: 1,418,107
Posted By 0ldhippie
Sorry; Clip-ons, rearsets, 100+ extra pounds,...

Sorry; Clip-ons, rearsets, 100+ extra pounds, cheap suspension and 10+ less HP? No thanks! even at half the price.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 45,074
Posted By 0ldhippie
Very kool! I would like an electric but I'm 20...

Very kool! I would like an electric but I'm 20 miles from town and the round trip alone at 65-75mph would leave little run around/reserve battery range. 11 bars X 4 miles per bar is only a 44 mile...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8,900
Views: 1,418,107
Posted By 0ldhippie
While it may have no "real" connection with the...

While it may have no "real" connection with the original it sure looks the part and is the exact modern "classic" I want the new Bonneville to be. Kind'a fell in like with the one I saw at the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,713
Posted By 0ldhippie
I sure don't want Triumph, or anyone else, to...

I sure don't want Triumph, or anyone else, to remake the old bikes. I want them to make modern, excellent rideing and performing bikes. The bonnie/scrambler/thruxton twins are just not any thing...
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