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Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By Steelybeast
We did a trip out of Las Vegas last year and...

We did a trip out of Las Vegas last year and rented from Escape Eagles. Neither of us had any issues with them. It worked out OK for us as they mostly rent HD, however also had a couple of Gold...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 318,489
Posted By Steelybeast
Not for me.... Reminds me a little of what...

Not for me....

Reminds me a little of what Mother Honda did to the Goldwing, making the F6B and doing something like that to a ST.
Forum: Latin America 01-04-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 32,000
Posted By Steelybeast
I would be interested to know too as looking at...

I would be interested to know too as looking at them for apossible rental in early 2014.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,350
Posted By Steelybeast
Picked this up in my old Nighthawk several years...

Picked this up in my old Nighthawk several years ago. Pulled it back out and still used it until it wore out.

http://images34.fotki.com/v1078/photos/1/14348/5830784/IMG_0049-vi.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 44,063
Posted By Steelybeast
Well said. It is, what you make of it :thumb

Well said. It is, what you make of it :thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,358
Posted By Steelybeast
I try to avoid riding in the dark all I can, but...

I try to avoid riding in the dark all I can, but since I leave for work around 5:45AM, no way to avoid it when I decide to ride. In just the past 3 weeks, I have had to swerve to miss five deer while...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 186,085
Posted By Steelybeast
Kawasaki Versys. When I first sat on it & rode...

Kawasaki Versys. When I first sat on it & rode it, I liked it. The more I rode it over a couple of years on the street, the less I liked it. It did have some neat things about it, I was just never...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,151
Posted By Steelybeast
Good decision on your part :1drink

Good decision on your part :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By Steelybeast
Interesting collection there, even a Honda Rune...

Interesting collection there, even a Honda Rune in the background. Don't see many of those around.
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 73,746
Posted By Steelybeast
+1 well said. :thumb

+1 well said. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By Steelybeast
James - That is one sweet looking Bandit. Really...

James - That is one sweet looking Bandit. Really like the color scheme on it. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,758
Posted By Steelybeast
For me, two bikes works out well. We have the...

For me, two bikes works out well. We have the ST1300 for two-up touring, where ever it takes us. Then I have the Bandit 1250 for my riding to and from work. We can always take the Bandit for short...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,954
Posted By Steelybeast
What were the three modulars you crashed with? I...

What were the three modulars you crashed with? I am always interested in real world experience when it comes to these kinds of things. One would assume they did the job needed and always good to hear...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,585
Posted By Steelybeast
That's a nice looking setup. I think that is the...

That's a nice looking setup. I think that is the first time I have seen hard bags on a Ninja
Forum: EMEA 05-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Steelybeast
You might start by researching Ad-Mo tours: ...

You might start by researching Ad-Mo tours:

http://www.rental-motorcycle.com/europe/italy/italy_rental.html (http://www.rental-motorcycle.com/europe/italy/italy_rental.html)

I have used the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,445
Posted By Steelybeast
Look under Gear -> Flea Market here on ADV and...

Look under Gear -> Flea Market here on ADV and post there.
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,946
Posted By Steelybeast
What kind of problems are you having with them?...

What kind of problems are you having with them? The grips themselves are a pretty simple design.

Are the problems with the on/off switch? I have a heat troller on mine and have been using them...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By Steelybeast
Mine has always worked great. I have used it for...

Mine has always worked great. I have used it for the Nighthawk 750, Versys and Bandit 1250.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By Steelybeast
Tail of the Dragon Temporarily Closed - Rock Slide

I am not sure the best place to put this, but in case anyone is heading for the TOD soon, might want to check the web site. We were going tomorrow ourselves and now have to take an alternate route....
Forum: Americas 03-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By Steelybeast
Tail Of The Dragon Temporarily Closed

I am not sure the best place to put this, but in case anyone is heading for the TOD soon, might want to check the web site. We were going tomorrow ourselves and now have to take an alternate route....
Forum: Trip Planning 03-12-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,665
Posted By Steelybeast
We take a few or sometimes a few hundred on every...

We take a few or sometimes a few hundred on every overnight+ trip as usually traveling with a friend so it's for all of us. My wife has one of the small waterproof digital cameras on a lanyard, she...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By Steelybeast
Awesome :clap Always liked those bikes and...

Awesome :clap

Always liked those bikes and your Dad being involved is just way too cool........
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 101,381
Posted By Steelybeast
Buell Blast. Interesting bike in some ways.

Buell Blast. Interesting bike in some ways.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,040
Posted By Steelybeast
We have had the ST for about 4 years now and for...

We have had the ST for about 4 years now and for what we want, it's a great bike. The engine is smooth, power is plentiful for us, and we have logged about 40K+ miles on it. I have made some changes...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,040
Posted By Steelybeast
This is new to me as to where did they quote they...

This is new to me as to where did they quote they no longer are producing the ST? Not doubting you, just not seen it anywhere.

David
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,092
Posted By Steelybeast
For those who own one, do you feel like it's...

For those who own one, do you feel like it's steady when raised all the way and a heavy bike on it or does it feel like it sways a lot?

I have been looking myself at those, and I know it says...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,026
Posted By Steelybeast
Engines are pretty bullet proof in those older...

Engines are pretty bullet proof in those older four cylinders. I had an 1986 740 and not sure you could kill it. Good thing is if timing belt breaks, it does not damage the head and pistons. The next...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 311,767
Posted By Steelybeast
I will just toss in my experience with the...

I will just toss in my experience with the Shorai.

I had to replace the AGM battery in my '07 Bandit 1250 last summer after I left the key in the wrong postition and killed it. I decided to go...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By Steelybeast
Can you post up a Google map link showing the...

Can you post up a Google map link showing the route you are thinking about, all the way from Reno area to Columbia?

That will give us some things to work with. The straightest route if comes up...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By Steelybeast
How many days to get there and how many days to...

How many days to get there and how many days to get back home?

Some great places to ride as you get closer to North Georgia & Tennessee around the Appalachian Mountains if you have the time.
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By Steelybeast
Before you order a new seat, you may want to look...

Before you order a new seat, you may want to look at Spencer's web site.

He's known for doing good work and has modified three seats for me and all have been a big improvement.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By Steelybeast
I have an '07 as my commuter bike and it's a...

I have an '07 as my commuter bike and it's a great bike. Traded my Versys for it and never looked back.

It's a real torque monster and great for commuting with all that low end grunt. The...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,626
Posted By Steelybeast
We have had ours now for about 3 years and use it...

We have had ours now for about 3 years and use it from time to time when we are riding alone or just wanting to track a trip for later uses. Coverage works well out in the wide open spaces, but the...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By Steelybeast
My wife does most of our detail planning as she...

My wife does most of our detail planning as she likes to sit around on the weekends and come up with trips :clap

This is a neat web site if you have not seen it. You can pick a state and people...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By Steelybeast
Yes, mine too does that and has 11K on it. Stops...

Yes, mine too does that and has 11K on it. Stops after about 5 minutes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6,835
Views: 1,557,814
Posted By Steelybeast
Paul - What's that additional ring around the gas...

Paul - What's that additional ring around the gas tank lid? Is that something you added for a tank bag or camera mount? I have not noticed that on a stock '10+ Versys before and was just wondering.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,237
Posted By Steelybeast
It seems like the new model of the Versys would...

It seems like the new model of the Versys would be a good option, if you like parallel twins & the looks. I had an '08 and was a decent commuter bike and could be fun in the twisties too. Rock solid...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By Steelybeast
Have you ever looked into changing the front or...

Have you ever looked into changing the front or rear sprocket to a different tooth count? I have seen it discussed on TWT or maybe Maximum Suzuki, but never looked into it myself as I don't ride it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By Steelybeast
That's one of the things I really like about the...

That's one of the things I really like about the Bandit, is all that torque it has on the low end. It's mostly a commuter bike for me, yet it's smoothness in the low RPM's while piddling along in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By Steelybeast
For two-up, we would take the Concours over the...

For two-up, we would take the Concours over the Bandit. The ergos of the Concours are similar to the ST1300 & FJR1300. We can put several hundred a day on our ST1300, but after about 100 on the...
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