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Forum: Road warriors Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,516
Posted By ARiderX
about that same picture... that thing where the...

about that same picture... that thing where the spot and the gps is mounted on, where does it attach to? And does it hinder the rotation of the handlebars?

The radar detector is cool and all, but...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,516
Posted By ARiderX
What is that thing on the left handlebar? ...

What is that thing on the left handlebar?

great pictures btw, what else do you need but an R12R...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,583
Views: 388,172
Posted By ARiderX
I have to say, on that picture here above (side...

I have to say, on that picture here above (side view), I see a strikingly beautiful machine. Nothing more to add to that...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,173,043
Posted By ARiderX
Being the fastest harley is like being the...

Being the fastest harley is like being the smartest kid with down syndrome...


Harley's, the best way to transform perfectly good fuel into noise, no side effects ... :lol3
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 220,914
Posted By ARiderX
Was going through the topic again, and found this...

Was going through the topic again, and found this little gem... You HAVE to be joking, right? :huh

"bummer, they made a bike for somebody not 6'+" Newsflash, almost nobody makes bikes for 6'+......
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 482,572
Posted By ARiderX
Does anyone have a bash plate fitted to theirs? I...

Does anyone have a bash plate fitted to theirs? I was looking more closely at the v2 vstrom again, and I noticed that the whole front/lower part has nothing solid to attach a bash plate to.

There...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,455
Posted By ARiderX
Hope it is just 17". I wish manufacturers would...

Hope it is just 17". I wish manufacturers would stop making every bike 'adv-like' for no good reason.

I bet that a large percentage of 'real' adv bikes hardly get taken at off road conditions...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,302
Posted By ARiderX
It is a lot, but not that much I think. Below...

It is a lot, but not that much I think. Below area needed to fulfil global energy needs with solar

http://33.media.tumblr.com/32854ccc5434e618dd37b8c8afacc150/tumblr_mxlj1j2KbG1rasnq9o1_500.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,302
Posted By ARiderX
Thanks Mark for typing it out. People...

Thanks Mark for typing it out.

People sometimes have these crazy 'beliefs' in future tech, or somehow 'know' what will be possible with batteries or solar.

Some things might be possible, some...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,455
Posted By ARiderX
I have to see one in real life. From the pictures...

I have to see one in real life. From the pictures I'm undecided on looks/practicality...

I understand this is meant to go up against the multistrada.

The inline four would make it an...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,516
Posted By ARiderX
Couldn't agree more. Owned one, by far the most...

Couldn't agree more. Owned one, by far the most composed, pleasant bike I had the pleasure of riding.

Mature, yet fun, inspired, old skool, new skool, all of those things :) Good looking,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,302
Posted By ARiderX
I'm not American, and not a 'cruiser guy' per se....

I'm not American, and not a 'cruiser guy' per se. (I could be, but I won't be convinced by mere 'tradition' and history, that's what museums are for...)

I do feel like you're on to something, if...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 220,914
Posted By ARiderX
Especially the sportster folks should be relieved...

Especially the sportster folks should be relieved :) If anyone could use some deflection for the ridicule that is already their faith, it's them :D

I'm joking, and to be clear, I don't ridicule...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By ARiderX
Where do you live? I have both and I need both...

Where do you live? I have both and I need both sometimes. When it is very cold and humid, hand guards alone won't do, even with winter gloves. Heated grips allow for thinner gloves and easier...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,367
Views: 220,914
Posted By ARiderX
I would so totally look like this dude on this...

I would so totally look like this dude on this motorcycle, maybe even worse... Too bad, not for me then... :rofl

http://im.rediff.com/getahead/2014/apr/09harley-davidson-street-750-8.jpg

Also,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,516
Posted By ARiderX
Beautiful in red, enjoy!

Beautiful in red, enjoy!
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By ARiderX
I'm not sure I understand your point. If it is...

I'm not sure I understand your point. If it is that the mentioned items in the article are 'innovations' when applied to current motorcycles, and that manufacturers should stay away unless they have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,343
Posted By ARiderX
I have risen some fairly long distances, and I...

I have risen some fairly long distances, and I never thought I desperately needed cruise control. It has crossed my mind, but out of a big list of things I would have liked, cruise was almost never a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuation
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
It has been mentioned before, but this is by far...

It has been mentioned before, but this is by far not the worst 'feet forward' bike.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
Also, I expect the bike will sell like hot cakes,...

Also, I expect the bike will sell like hot cakes, therefore little incentive to bargain or drop costs. For everyone who wants to have the charges dropped, there are gonna be 5 who will pay it no...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,173,043
Posted By ARiderX
Yeah that's right ktm, all everyone wants you to...

Yeah that's right ktm, all everyone wants you to do is move on to yet another new configuration before consolidating and ironing out all the quirks and gremlins in your 1190 series

Typical,...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 482,572
Posted By ARiderX
The DL is a compromise, but to me that's not a...

The DL is a compromise, but to me that's not a negative word in this case. It is brilliant. It provides the right mix of how most people utilise ADV bikes in the first place (i said 'most' for those...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 482,572
Posted By ARiderX
Great picture! How tall are you? I'm 6'4", went...

Great picture! How tall are you? I'm 6'4", went on a two hour test ride and found it ok stock. Can't tell you about longer rides. When I say 'ok', that's to be considered good, as most other bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,173,043
Posted By ARiderX
That's the one I have, and it is a royal pain in...

That's the one I have, and it is a royal pain in the ass. Just spend 1000 euros doing basic maintenance (ok, I trashed it pretty hard on a long long trip). Now it is stalling like at every stop...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 482,572
Posted By ARiderX
What is your problem? Do you own a multistrada...

What is your problem? Do you own a multistrada perhaps? Did I step on your overly sensitive toes? It's just an opinion.

I write a couple of paragraphs on the article itself, which, even though a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
a one off S&S build for mobil, called x-wedge...

a one off S&S build for mobil, called x-wedge mobil 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=969eir1VbeQ

Btw, related to the seating position discussion, which is slightly relevant seeing how it is...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
Oh come on, man... You know very well (at least I...

Oh come on, man... You know very well (at least I hope you got that) that I only mentioned these bikes in the context of the range everyone keeps bitching about. Of course I get that they are totally...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
YOUR use case, indeed, not necessarily everyone...

YOUR use case, indeed, not necessarily everyone else's use case. I don't know what part of this is so difficult.

And why would one have to offer an advantage to counter a disadvantage...? There...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
Or might it be simply because for quite a few...

Or might it be simply because for quite a few people out there it doesn't matter?

Are you not doing exactly the same as what you're complaining about, but the other way around? So you feel like...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
I seem to have overlooked this doozy of a...

I seem to have overlooked this doozy of a turd-post...

I have a masters in engineering myself (something I never bring up because it is nobodies business and i don't need to justify myself). So...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 482,572
Posted By ARiderX
I don't think it is a big magazine or website....

I don't think it is a big magazine or website. They can't round up every motorcycle they wanted (even bigger sites like motorcycle.com sometimes have that problem)

About the article, it is...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4,561
Views: 820,749
Posted By ARiderX
That is a very interesting exercise right there!...

That is a very interesting exercise right there! Seeing them side by side puts the idiocy even in starker contrast. The second one to me looks like a real motorcycle, a balanced machine, just the way...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
Because metallurgy and material science hasn't...

Because metallurgy and material science hasn't changed in ... i don't know... the last 50 years?

Because polaris doesn't have experience building anything (snow scooters, jet skis, utility quads,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,334
Posted By ARiderX
Interesting read for sure! Especially from...

Interesting read for sure!

Especially from people (Hangar14) within the business (who at least know what they are talking about, instead of reading assumptions and conjecture).

I am never one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4,561
Views: 820,749
Posted By ARiderX
I'm sorry but in that picture it even visually...

I'm sorry but in that picture it even visually looks like it is sloped or slanted towards the back, like the rear suspension collapsed or something. (look at the lower line of the frame)

Why does...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
Does it really matter?? Rebadged is an ugly word...

Does it really matter?? Rebadged is an ugly word in this context.

It is the same parent company (polaris). They share engineers, departments, development, production plants....

You wanna name...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
I'm not from the US, but this has to be the most...

I'm not from the US, but this has to be the most boring road in history?
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,516
Posted By ARiderX
It is a unit garage kit...

It is a unit garage kit (http://www.unitgarage.com) About 3000 euro + an original R1200R of course :) :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 52,947
Posted By ARiderX
:rofl:D Just had a little stroll to the...

:rofl:D

Just had a little stroll to the local official HD dealer. They had a few blacked out sportsters (883), didn't check exactly which ones but they were visually by far the most appealing...
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