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Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By Tim_Tom
You have a bike you love riding. And another bike...

You have a bike you love riding. And another bike you think you should love to ride, yet you don't love it as much as the other bike.

Seems, pretty clear cut to me. Sell the one that doesn't do...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-22-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 43,868
Posted By Tim_Tom
The Alaskan winter is long. Haters gonna hate....

The Alaskan winter is long. Haters gonna hate. Since you like the tiny tech team joke, and it brings you a smile, by all means continue!

I think it's creative, and a whole bunch of work to make a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,278
Posted By Tim_Tom
Who said anything about this bike having tube...

Who said anything about this bike having tube tires?! All we have are some pictures to look at!

Just because the bike has spokes doesn't mean it needs tubes. The are plenty of tubeless spoke wheel...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Tim_Tom
Well I'll be damned. Learned something new today....

Well I'll be damned. Learned something new today. I would assume that caps from an older model carb would fit? Then again I also assumed they weren't plastic. :hide
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Tim_Tom
Those tops shouldn't be plastic... looks like...

Those tops shouldn't be plastic... looks like someone painted them with truck bed liner to me. It ought to be removable.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Tim_Tom
As a former GS850 owner, throw on the 750 carbs,...

As a former GS850 owner, throw on the 750 carbs, post cleaning of course.

Then size jets and tune carbs according to the manual and your modifications. At least with the pods they will be real...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,061
Posted By Tim_Tom
You can add luggage to anything. That's easy...

You can add luggage to anything. That's easy enough. Givi makes a bracket that bolts on to hold a top case. I'm sure other brands do as well. The aftermarket allows you to add luggage to just about...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,061
Posted By Tim_Tom
If you are indeed living in NYC a scooter is what...

If you are indeed living in NYC a scooter is what you want. Riding in that city is an adventure, especially since its about to hover around freezing for a while. I also suggest you look up shipping a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,221
Posted By Tim_Tom
All opinions are subjective... I recently spent...

All opinions are subjective... I recently spent some time looking at both bikes in question at the local multi brand dealer. I first sat on the SR and was immediately reminded of the Suzuki GN125 I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,221
Posted By Tim_Tom
To me it would be no competition. The Guzzi is...

To me it would be no competition. The Guzzi is the one I'd chose. Better looking, more engine, much classier. Plus at the end on the ride it's the one that would beckon me into the garage to polish...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8,921
Views: 1,423,430
Posted By Tim_Tom
This. Because reasons. ...

This. Because reasons.

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz151/Tam6/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-ABS-02_zps92dd5b12.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,787
Posted By Tim_Tom
I would do easily reversible mods that can reduce...

I would do easily reversible mods that can reduce weight. Put on a nice 4-1 pipe. Maybe find some later model year sport wheels that are lighter. Perhaps a swing arm swap.

Keep the fairing! It's...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,922
Posted By Tim_Tom
I ride a 22 year old ZX600C and it has been very...

I ride a 22 year old ZX600C and it has been very reliable. I've put 10000 miles on it in one year of owning it. A good friend of mine has a mid 90s FZR 1000 and it's a beast of a bike. Reliable as a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By Tim_Tom
OP is looking for a street bike primarily for...

OP is looking for a street bike primarily for city use, but will also excel at sporty street rides, highway, and offer good two up capabilities. And the bike needs that special something of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,965
Posted By Tim_Tom
Vintage, quick, good street manners, and easy to...

Vintage, quick, good street manners, and easy to handle??

There is only one option. RD400. Only problem is you'll have so much fun you won't want to let your wife ride it.

If you need a 4...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,393
Posted By Tim_Tom
Triumph street triple / speed triple Monster...

Triumph street triple / speed triple
Monster 1200 / 821
Super duke 1290
Z1000
CB1100
CB1000R
FZ9 / FZ7
Bonneville
Bandit 1250
GSX 750
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,922
Posted By Tim_Tom
I rode an 82 Suzuki GS850 exclusively until last...

I rode an 82 Suzuki GS850 exclusively until last season. I had no trouble finding parts for it. You would be amazed how many people ride old Japanese bikes, and there is a lot of support/ aftermarket...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,627
Posted By Tim_Tom
Nice i.dea for controls and body work. Now just...

Nice i.dea for controls and body work. Now just take 2 inches from the forks and add it to the shocks. Give it a proper 'cafe' stance to go with its "C spec" name.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tim_Tom
For the most part I think those are accurate...

For the most part I think those are accurate observations and are similar to my own experience. However I suggest you lose the GPS and pick up some MAPS. All of my long trips I have solely navigated...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,596
Posted By Tim_Tom
There was a face lifted Bandit at Intermot so I...

There was a face lifted Bandit at Intermot so I don't think Suzuki has given up on that model yet. Plus that 1250 mill is fairly new by Bandit standards so I hope Suzuki repurchases the platform.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,596
Posted By Tim_Tom
I really like that faired model. Think it looks...

I really like that faired model. Think it looks great and will haul the mail in comfort all day long.

However seems to me that there is some overlap now with the new 1000s and the venerable B12....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,504
Posted By Tim_Tom
According to the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents,...

According to the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents, there were 138 plane crashes in 2013. 155 crashes in 2012. Electronics are not above fault.

Also not at all relevant to the discussion of motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,504
Posted By Tim_Tom
Last I checked Toyota isn't in the motorcycle...

Last I checked Toyota isn't in the motorcycle business. I've seen enough sensor failures, electronic ghosts, or other related issues to be turned off to them.

You asked if people approved of your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,504
Posted By Tim_Tom
Every computer I have ever used has, at some...

Every computer I have ever used has, at some point, failed. If it hadn't failed yet, it will eventually.

I don't profess to be mistake free in my riding, but I prefer bikes that allow me to use...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By Tim_Tom
One easy way to reduce rake is to fit longer...

One easy way to reduce rake is to fit longer shocks. I put a inch over stock length on my old Suzuki GS850 and it really quickened up the steering. The bike was also still very stable at speed.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
Pretty sure Kawasaki used it first... :deal

Pretty sure Kawasaki used it first... :deal
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8,921
Views: 1,423,430
Posted By Tim_Tom
Motorcyclist magazine had a comparison with the...

Motorcyclist magazine had a comparison with the FZ07, SFV650, CBR650F, and Ninja 650R.

They liked the Yammy the best and the Zook 2nd best. Worth a read if you can find it. I was at my local...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
Don't be so disappointed. :evil Looking at...

Don't be so disappointed. :evil

Looking at the silhouette the bike looked much closer in scale to a zx10 than a ZX14... so 1400cc power in a real Superbike chassis. No doubt it will have top...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
The new teaser video is out. Kawasaki is really...

The new teaser video is out. Kawasaki is really stringing us on here.

Nothing new about the H2 but it's a nice look at the other sectors of Kawasaki Heavy Industry and their fancy high tech...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 35,611
Views: 9,002,914
Posted By Tim_Tom
He needs to clean the seat of his leathers......

He needs to clean the seat of his leathers... :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
Yes it's been regarded as better than the busa...

Yes it's been regarded as better than the busa since about 2008. However there is no kill like overkill so why not supercharge it!!
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
Maybe not in your area... any given weekend I see...

Maybe not in your area... any given weekend I see dozens of Panigales and S1000RR on the road.

There is a market for premium motorcycles.

And if the was any motorcycle that paid my bills for...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
The point is moot. As a flagship model, part of...

The point is moot. As a flagship model, part of its identity will directly change how Kawasaki is viewed as a manufacturer. People will associate Kawasaki with the best, fastest, and most advanced...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
Really? Because all those guys on S1000RR's...

Really? Because all those guys on S1000RR's bought them because they were affordable?? All of the 1199 Panigale owners bought them because they were good value? No. They bought them because they...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
It will be a 1400cc bike with 2000cc power. :evil...

It will be a 1400cc bike with 2000cc power. :evil

Why? Because people buy bikes that make statements. And huge power and unprecedented speed make a hell of a statement. Who cares if you can only...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
Kawasaki has a jet ski with a 4 stroke,...

Kawasaki has a jet ski with a 4 stroke, supercharged, 1500cc inline four, making 300 hp...

Anyone want to guess they added some wheels and a gearbox? That ought to be enough to be "built beyond...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
The engine pictures are quite clearly a 4...

The engine pictures are quite clearly a 4 cylinder. Looks to be slightly larger than the ZX6 block. Sorry you 250 guys are going to have to keep dreaming...

This thing will be a proper rocketship....
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
Because the ZX-10R knows how to go around a...

Because the ZX-10R knows how to go around a corner. Mostly thanks to 35 years of chassis and electronic development...

And if you want to compare to modified bikes just imagine what sort of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,833
Posted By Tim_Tom
Official Kawasaki teaser page for the bike. ...

Official Kawasaki teaser page for the bike.

http://www.ninja-h2.com

Shows a silhouette of the bike and it is definitely a Superbike. Forced induction and rumored to be 750cc. If the hype is to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 566,596
Posted By Tim_Tom
Great looking 1250. All these reports are easing...

Great looking 1250. All these reports are easing my mind a bit. The newest bike I've owned is a '92 and it's been awesome but for a few niggles. Blew fork seals, ate a plug (after 15000 miles) and...
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