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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2014, 11:05 AM
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Posted By nails1
small DS tire

I'm looking for a 110/80-18 knobbie. Prefer DOT but still pretty dirty. I have 4.10 on now, but that's really too wide for this XT350.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 548,270
Posted By nails1
trying to piss-off Grreatdog

I'm mostly posting this to piss-off Grreatdog.

This weekend, I thought it might be about time to replace my bike's original tires.

(Would post a photo, but those new hosting sites are blocked...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
That sounds a lot like Harley thinking. But I'm...

That sounds a lot like Harley thinking. But I'm okay with that. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 01:13 PM
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Views: 548,270
Posted By nails1
Maybe someone could post a pdf of the pattern. It...

Maybe someone could post a pdf of the pattern. It really does look good!
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 07:24 AM
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Posted By nails1
Okay, still good mpg and comfort on superslab....

Okay, still good mpg and comfort on superslab. Sounds like a budget tourer to me.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
No worries. I'm counting on them knowing I'll be...

No worries. I'm counting on them knowing I'll be way too stringy and tough. Not like their NCs at all.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2012, 06:58 AM
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Posted By nails1
Me too, but the NC might make a lot of sense...

Me too, but the NC might make a lot of sense anyway.

And I'm sure we're a lot better off without arfcom.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2012, 02:31 PM
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Posted By nails1
It might not be a simple, stupid marketing...

It might not be a simple, stupid marketing decision -- they might share software &etc.

And if you insist on comparing this to the KLR, imagine how much more so for the diesel KLR. (A diesel NC?...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2012, 07:38 PM
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Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
Agreed, the NC seems to make sense for many of...

Agreed, the NC seems to make sense for many of the reasons a KLR can make sense.
But I want an NC in addition to my d/s thumper, not instead of it.
If you want the practicality of a KLR but don't...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
I didn't laugh, if that's what you mean. I just...

I didn't laugh, if that's what you mean. I just said that I don't get it.
If you already have a Husaberg, I guess the KLR becomes a street bike. And if you already have an FJR, I guess it becomes a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2012, 10:39 AM
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Posted By nails1
What bikes did you have in mind? (Totally agree...

What bikes did you have in mind?
(Totally agree with you, but honestly sorry I brought up the enviro thing.)
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
Wouldn't you know it -- I just happen to have an...

Wouldn't you know it -- I just happen to have an old d/s thumper! (But I still need to take a close look at the new Wee -- it's got more HP doncha-kno.)
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
So the NC is the new KLR (I don't really get it,...

So the NC is the new KLR (I don't really get it, but okay). Or maybe the new NT, perhaps with touring farkles. Or maybe the new Mana/DN, aka moped. (Nobody really cares about HP for any of these.)...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
Maybe the quickest way to say that "concept" is,...

Maybe the quickest way to say that "concept" is, "it's the motorcycle version of a cheap car". (Which is basically what Honda has been telling us ... Honestly, I should work in marketing.)

...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2012, 02:43 PM
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Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
No doubt. No offense intended. I'm okay with...

No doubt. No offense intended.
I'm okay with talking more about gas mileage than horsepower.
I gave up high-maintenance women, too. And the sun still comes up just fine.
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2012, 08:54 AM
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Posted By nails1
Translation: $8.24 per Mercun gallon. ...

Translation: $8.24 per Mercun gallon.

Local fuel prices are pretty high right now, and I've seen up to $3.65/gal. Not long ago, it was more like $2.75/gal. (Not winge-ing or bragging -- probably...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2012, 06:30 AM
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Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
No Beemer koolaide here. But I had an earlier...

No Beemer koolaide here. But I had an earlier thread about superslab mileage: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728746. The NC seems like a game-changer.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2012, 06:25 AM
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Posted By nails1
That's what I wanted to hear. Gonna be a lot of...

That's what I wanted to hear. Gonna be a lot of touring farkles.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2012, 05:19 PM
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Posted By nails1
Oh fergawdsakes -- "facts"? Here? Which...

Oh fergawdsakes -- "facts"? Here?

Which "facts" do you like better?
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2012, 03:26 PM
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Posted By nails1
Translation: about 70 mpMg (miles per Mercun...

Translation: about 70 mpMg (miles per Mercun gallon)

What's the cruising speed on this "motorway"? If just 55mph or so, I understand an F800 can do that (on premium) and a Wee and Versys can get...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2012, 02:13 PM
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Posted By nails1
I thought "chuffed" meant "pissed" -- I mean,...

I thought "chuffed" meant "pissed" -- I mean, "annoyed".
(What horrible things you People Across the Pond do with this language!)
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
Any word on whether the gas mileage pukes on...

Any word on whether the gas mileage pukes on superslab? If I get one of these, I'd probably use it more for 1-up touring than commuting. (I live in mtns with long dirt road -- d/s makes more sense...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
Bluesman, Thanks for looking that up. I...

Bluesman,

Thanks for looking that up. I took the "car-like combustion chamber" to mean simply that it's undersquare, in the first place.

I don't know of another modern m/c with an...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
What statistically-defensible position produced...

What statistically-defensible position produced "25%" or "10%"? There's been gobs of words about how bikes should be more efficient than they are, and Honda may be proving the point. I'm willing to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2012, 12:56 AM
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Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
That is impressive, even for a new motor. I...

That is impressive, even for a new motor. I assume this is IMP, so I get about 65 mpg US.

How much better is this than, say, an NT, F800, or 2012 Wee or Ninja 650? 10 - 15% or so? Is the NC happy...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2012, 05:14 PM
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Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
I'm honestly having trouble seeing how this is...

I'm honestly having trouble seeing how this is all that much different from an NT. And I'm not bashing, either -- they both appeal to me. Seems like the NC would need farkles to tour, and the NT...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
Yeah, FJR and Mana do nothing for me. And I can't...

Yeah, FJR and Mana do nothing for me. And I can't see DCT on a dual-sport (as if this NC was a DS). But DCT makes a whole lot more sense than these other kinds of automatics, especially brain-dead...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
Dunno. Never driven a DCT, just read about it....

Dunno. Never driven a DCT, just read about it. And saw it in action, once. I'm sure some other inmate has it on a car or the viffer.

I understand the viffer has little flapper things that you hit...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
Edgey999, thank you very much for your reviews. ...

Edgey999, thank you very much for your reviews.



Yeah. Is the NC anything like a naked NT?
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
No need for German -- just "dual-clutch...

No need for German -- just "dual-clutch transmission". Instead of a clutch between the trans and engine, it has a clutch on each countershaft. Odd-numbered gears are on one countershaft, and even...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5,299
Views: 942,759
Posted By nails1
I just read this whole freekin thread in one...

I just read this whole freekin thread in one sitting -- guess 'cause it started out funny (dead horse on post 24).

One point: Think you'll have trouble finding DCT on a scooter. It's a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 548,270
Posted By nails1
Lots of earlier posts about this, including why...

Lots of earlier posts about this, including why reaming doesn't always work out so well. I found alternate jets that fit. Plugs can be hard to read without lead additive.

Look for an earlier post...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,013
Views: 548,270
Posted By nails1
If it's low mileage (sat a lot), you should...

If it's low mileage (sat a lot), you should expect oil leaks from every gasket.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By nails1
thanks

Thanks for the responses. Like most threads here, I didn't really think it out much ahead of time.

Don't mean to hijack my own thread, but it seems to me that one person's "passion" is another's...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By nails1
Okay, I've stopped in three Horley shops. For new...

Okay, I've stopped in three Horley shops. For new bike, looks like only the 1200 Low has a 4.5 gallon tank, and only it and the Nightster come with mid-controls. Honestly, I've never looked twice at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By nails1
Maybe an older R6, fuss with it for better ergos,...

Maybe an older R6, fuss with it for better ergos, and some state of de-tune. (Oh wait, that's called an FZ6.)
As crotch rockets go, I hear that recent Hondas are less extreme. I did try the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By nails1
Okay, I'll look closer into that. I rode a 74...

Okay, I'll look closer into that. I rode a 74 CB750 in college, which was fine. And Sporties aren't as expensive as they used to be.

(Don't fret. I'll try a FZ6, too! Been looking at it for a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By nails1
Part of the reason I started this thread was...

Part of the reason I started this thread was reading someone describe a slab trip involving DL650 and 1K. They both used "within pennies" of each other at every fillup. Of course, the 650 was way...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By nails1
I'm coming to the same conclusion about the 800...

I'm coming to the same conclusion about the 800 beemer mileage.
And about the C14. They're practically giving them away -- local dealer still has a brand new 07 on the floor (poor thing even has a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By nails1
I understand the big Bandit does surprisingly...

I understand the big Bandit does surprisingly well, but I didn't know a C14 could get anywhere near that mileage. Much less an ST1300! Thanks for the info.
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