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Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,440
Posted By Rhino-1
Wicked That's just it--I love bikes and riding. They're...

That's just it--I love bikes and riding. They're not just tools to me. The fact that an otherwise non-enthusiast would comment on how beautiful a bike is speaks to the aesthetic beauty of it--and how...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,440
Posted By Rhino-1
You owe yourself at least a test ride. Something...

You owe yourself at least a test ride. Something that is pleasing to your eyes. The riding for respect thing seems ludicrous to me, but what do I know? I own/have owned Italian, German,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,099
Posted By Rhino-1
Oh brother... :nah

Oh brother... :nah
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,099
Posted By Rhino-1
Ditto! If you ride that Buell, you will be...

Ditto! If you ride that Buell, you will be converted. It singlehandedly addresses ALL if your issues as mentioned... The bikes are Bad-A*s, and Fooking Fun!

With respect to the "boat anchor"...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,091
Posted By Rhino-1
I have an ' 11 R1. Lovely sound, lovely...

I have an ' 11 R1. Lovely sound, lovely bike--but my ' 06 GSXR1000 would have killed it. Lighter, more powerful, and it felt "nimbler." They can be had for right around 5000 now. That leaves a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,206
Posted By Rhino-1
Sounds like a great bike. I'm thrilled to see...

Sounds like a great bike. I'm thrilled to see bikes like this developed and released--especially at this price point. I understand why the manufacturers would want to keep the price point low by...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Rhino-1
Canyons are my favorite boot, bar none, and are...

Canyons are my favorite boot, bar none, and are what I wear on the daily commute--on the street. They are better than a touring boot in terms of protection, but only just. For true dual-use, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,867
Posted By Rhino-1
True adventure, right there. That's the kind of...

True adventure, right there. That's the kind of stuff you'll remember as you get older (and with deeper pockets...). That first, simple bike, with the wind in your face and a destination unknown...
Forum: Face plant 01-24-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,318
Posted By Rhino-1
Dr. Hurt would be extremely pleased. Good ninja...

Dr. Hurt would be extremely pleased. Good ninja moves over the SUV--and thank goodness you went up and over instead of straight in. Do you remember a conscious effort to stand and attempt to clear...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 29,504
Posted By Rhino-1
^^Picking this up tonight... :D Can't wait to...

^^Picking this up tonight... :D Can't wait to tear into it...

Meeners, that M4 looks great. Any new mods?
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,511
Posted By Rhino-1
Don't know about their ADV boots, but their MX...

Don't know about their ADV boots, but their MX boots are generously sized...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,611
Posted By Rhino-1
Only complaint I had about my VTX1800 was the...

Only complaint I had about my VTX1800 was the piss-poor range. Something like 25mpg made for flashing light (and embarrassing stalls) at or near the 90 mile mark. And I used the bike as a commuter....
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,630
Posted By Rhino-1
Or put a Speigler conversion on a Daytona? Far...

Or put a Speigler conversion on a Daytona? Far cleaner/less messy conversion. The tail-up look is mostly just that-- seats may or may not be as inclined as they look (yes, some supersports are nut...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 74,993
Posted By Rhino-1
Sweet!! Here's mine on Glendora Mountain...

Sweet!!

Here's mine on Glendora Mountain Road (before the recent fires... :) )

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a141/Erwin8r/BA8FD9AB-BE4C-4452-A982-553B641E8662-1058-000000C420104A66.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,235
Posted By Rhino-1
Wow! Good stuff!

Wow! Good stuff!
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 74,993
Posted By Rhino-1
Yet another wow. And I'll add an OMG! :clap

Yet another wow. And I'll add an OMG! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 74,993
Posted By Rhino-1
That does sound like a great combination--but the...

That does sound like a great combination--but the V7 has an excellent niche place in the market (and my heart...) too.

Here's my new-to-me '03 V11 Sport (on Glendora Mountain Road):
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-17-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,341
Posted By Rhino-1
+1 Sheer awesomeness.

+1

Sheer awesomeness.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-16-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,354
Posted By Rhino-1
I think it's cool! Throw an RM front end on...

I think it's cool! Throw an RM front end on there, fab up a skid plate, and it would be a killer Maxi-Trail! lol!
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 218,173
Posted By Rhino-1
Nice! And is that an 888 SPO hiding in the...

Nice! And is that an 888 SPO hiding in the back?? :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By Rhino-1
Mojojo, look for service records proving the rear...

Mojojo, look for service records proving the rear lube (all lubes, really...) was changed regularly, and then ride it. There should be some clunkiness in the gear box (they are not as buttery as...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,796
Posted By Rhino-1
Goose, how is that exhaust working for you? Did...

Goose, how is that exhaust working for you? Did you have to do any extensive programming? How does it sound?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 56,184
Posted By Rhino-1
I think we're agreeing that training is a good...

I think we're agreeing that training is a good thing. And your quotes of my text are representative of the mentality (however misguided or incorrect) of how young soldiers/marines think (at least...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Rhino-1
There are a couple good ones in the Flea Market...

There are a couple good ones in the Flea Market section...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,602
Posted By Rhino-1
Here's a Nissin on my Buell (once you've become...

Here's a Nissin on my Buell (once you've become accustomed to the awesomeness of a radial MC, it's a bit disappointing to go back to an axial....):
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,602
Posted By Rhino-1
I haven't used all four fingers since my GPz750...

I haven't used all four fingers since my GPz750 Turbo back in '85... ;)

Ok, my little 1974 CB125S with a cable operated joke of a front disk brake has me grabbing with all four, but as some have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,602
Posted By Rhino-1
Get a new master cylinder (they almost give them...

Get a new master cylinder (they almost give them away on fleabay).

If you're feeling very intrepid, get a radial Nissin off a late model gsxr600 or zx6r.

Report back. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,719
Posted By Rhino-1
Worth it? Apparently, yes. (BTW, Nitro...

Worth it? Apparently, yes. (BTW, Nitro Aces--great work! I love seeing "can do!" sh*t like that!).

That Duc will be a heck of a lot more fun than the 600, and will be worth substantially more...
Forum: Face plant 08-03-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,230
Posted By Rhino-1
Awesome story and awesome commitment to life....

Awesome story and awesome commitment to life. Ride on!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 58,932
Posted By Rhino-1
^^@ DjGypsy.... :clap :freaky But try...

^^@ DjGypsy.... :clap :freaky



But try a KaTooM SuperDuke 990R chair for the absolute worst ever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 314,741
Posted By Rhino-1
Hmmm. There are many, interconnecting gloriously...

Hmmm. There are many, interconnecting gloriously twisted roads up here in the Santa Monica mountains. Stunt, Decker, Latigo, Piuma, the rest of Mulholland, Topanga, etc, etc. That "little" stretch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 56,184
Posted By Rhino-1
Hmmm. What a topic. Fortunately or...

Hmmm. What a topic. Fortunately or unfortunately, the young and adventurous will always want the fastest/swoopiest bikes out there, and displacement matters. I know, cause I had to have a GSxR at...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,612
Posted By Rhino-1
Good stuff!

Good stuff!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 314,741
Posted By Rhino-1
Chill. Pill. :D

Chill. Pill. :D
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,572
Posted By Rhino-1
I have Wally World Maxx batteries in my truck (it...

I have Wally World Maxx batteries in my truck (it takes two), and one of my bikes. Decent price, North American made, and very reliable. My only reservation is having to walk in to Wally World... ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,824
Posted By Rhino-1
Tundra, how does it feel through the twisty...

Tundra, how does it feel through the twisty stuff? Commuting? How many miles are on yours?
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 20,079
Posted By Rhino-1
This pretty much sums it up. Especially the first...

This pretty much sums it up. Especially the first part--buy what you like. The "risk" is ridiculously low, and I would never argue that a Harley would be cheaper to get fixed than a Victory. If you...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,824
Posted By Rhino-1
Thanks so much for the info. How would you...

Thanks so much for the info. How would you compare the handling to, say, an R1100S? I know the wheel base is longer, but it seems that most seem to do just fine with them in the twisties. What...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 52,011
Posted By Rhino-1
Awesome sounds! I just saw an R model at the...

Awesome sounds! I just saw an R model at the local dealer--what a great bike! I hate lusting after another bike... LOL!
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,592
Posted By Rhino-1
Awesome thread! Good stuff! But I must add,...

Awesome thread! Good stuff! But I must add, I've never seen anyone make an ST1100 look tiny... :D
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