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Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 125,233
Posted By aks801
I have sat on the R12R, and discovered it will be...

I have sat on the R12R, and discovered it will be paramount (not a bad pun) to order the correct seat. This one had the low seat (highly scalloped) and it just doesn't work for me. Looking at the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 125,233
Posted By aks801
Took my first real look at one of these today. ...

Took my first real look at one of these today. Man was I impressed!

I'm looking to get back into riding after about 5 years without a bike (last was a '79 KZ1000). I'll want to do some city...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 33,180
Posted By aks801
I don't ride one, but I think they are gorgeous. ...

I don't ride one, but I think they are gorgeous. Not many of them around, from what I can tell. Would LOVE to pick one up "just because".
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 103,630
Posted By aks801
I don't know... I think it's a cool-looking bike....

I don't know... I think it's a cool-looking bike. If you replace the pull-back bars with something flat... re-weld the steering head to get more rake angle... scrap those exhaust pipes for something...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,570
Views: 1,529,972
Posted By aks801
Here is our oldest daughter, about 6 years ago. ...

Here is our oldest daughter, about 6 years ago. Ivy now covers that brick wall. The bike is long since gone. The girl, though, is now quite the young lady, about to finish 8th grade and enter high...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 327,124
Posted By aks801
Who flew those in the Civil War? Rebs or Yanks?

Who flew those in the Civil War? Rebs or Yanks?
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,804
Posted By aks801
Triumph X-75 Hurricane Britten V1000 Honda...

Triumph X-75 Hurricane
Britten V1000
Honda Mini-Trail
Honda VFR 800 (5th-generation)
BMW F800GS
Ducati 916
BMW K1600GTL
Ducati Streetfighter S
Honda VFR1200F
Harley Davidson Fat Boy
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,027
Posted By aks801
Gorgeous bike, gorgeous scenery (very unlike the...

Gorgeous bike, gorgeous scenery (very unlike the former rice fields where I live).

Checked out that exact bike here on Saturday. You have chosen well.
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 47,389
Posted By aks801
"Rare" = that was the only year for that...

"Rare" = that was the only year for that particular combination of hideous paint and "bold new graphics" for that Katana 600.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7,901
Views: 7,324,962
Posted By aks801
I see the trim is all set and everything.

I see the trim is all set and everything.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,712
Posted By aks801
Nice report on our part of the world. Too bad...

Nice report on our part of the world. Too bad that once crotchety guy was giving you the business about paying! Otherwise it looks like you met up with all good people.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 298,064
Posted By aks801
So what's up? Is a ST13 replacement forthcoming?...

So what's up? Is a ST13 replacement forthcoming? Thought that after the VFR12 introduction that the "touring" variant would have been announced by now.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 298,064
Posted By aks801
Any word on a new model coming out? Possibly...

Any word on a new model coming out? Possibly something based on the new VFR platform? That DCT on a true touring bike with integrated luggage a la ST11/13 would be rockin'.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8,359
Views: 1,291,263
Posted By aks801
Lust du jour

This one: '07 Honda Interceptor, Anniversary Edition. Still some new out there.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk40/aks801/RWB.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,146
Posted By aks801
Hey everyone. OP here. Just thought I'd jump in...

Hey everyone. OP here. Just thought I'd jump in the middle of the hijackery and issue this update: lust is now split between the Triumph Sprint and the BMW R1200RT (did someone say bipolar...?),...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,146
Posted By aks801
Oh I'm sure you're absolutely right! Such...

Oh I'm sure you're absolutely right! Such completely different bikes, with a mammoth power differential. The demo rides will surely help me decide on what factors are the most important to me.
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,146
Posted By aks801
Thanks everyone, here's an update: I went to...

Thanks everyone, here's an update:

I went to a dealer today, and took a close look at: K1300S, R1200GS, R1200R, K1300GT, R1200RT. Know which one I liked the best? The RT! Totally surprised me....
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,146
Posted By aks801
K13S lust

Did a little showroom shopping last Saturday. The BMW section had a nice metallic orange K1300S, so I thought I'd take close look. Glad I did. Sure wasn't prepared to like this bike so much! It just...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By aks801
Yep. Just check fleebay on a regular basis,...

Yep. Just check fleebay on a regular basis, you'll see some deals. Saw a RWB today WITH factory hard luggage for 8.5. Talk about a deal.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By aks801
You pretty much answered your own question, plus...

You pretty much answered your own question, plus less wind protection (and I know you can get a taller windscreen, yes). It's just more of a naked.

But I sure like it! Part of me really likes...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,845
Posted By aks801
There's a bike in the SPS picture? ;)

There's a bike in the SPS picture? ;)
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,845
Posted By aks801
It's actually the new V4 bike. Maybe next...

It's actually the new V4 bike.

Maybe next year, viffers!
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By aks801
True dat. My plan is to buy in early March, so...

True dat. My plan is to buy in early March, so any pertinent new models should already be out there.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By aks801
Thanks all for the great info and anecdotes. ...

Thanks all for the great info and anecdotes.

FWIW, my order of preference as of today (gosh, it changes almost daily) is:

Triumph Sprint
Yamaha FZ1
Honda ST1300
Honda VFR

Of course the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 19,492
Posted By aks801
Now I haven't ridden one, so may be stepping on...

Now I haven't ridden one, so may be stepping on someone's toes here, but my most hated roadbike is the Honda CX500. When I was newly married, a guy had one who lived in the next townhouse over. He...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By aks801
Two words: rattle can.

Two words: rattle can.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,348
Posted By aks801
That's the first bike I ever rode on the street...

That's the first bike I ever rode on the street after taking the MSF course in Scottsdale back in '95! Classic lines, great brakes, wonderful bike.

Let us know if you pick it up; and of course,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 281,569
Posted By aks801
And those responsible for the sacking, have now...

And those responsible for the sacking, have now been sacked.
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By aks801
I think you have a good idea, though. Cleaner...

I think you have a good idea, though. Cleaner examples are certainly around, probably fetching more like $3,500. Keep the dream alive....
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,256
Posted By aks801
Could we possibly be looking at two concurrent...

Could we possibly be looking at two concurrent Sprints? ST keeps existing set-up (triple). GT gets some new modur with shaftie, kind of a Trophy-lite.
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,884
Posted By aks801
Great write-up, Bones. I am looking to get a new...

Great write-up, Bones. I am looking to get a new bike after the new year, and have toyed with the Uly idea, but typically just file it away. This thread really makes me re-think my short-list to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By aks801
Good input so far (if a bit heavy on the previous...

Good input so far (if a bit heavy on the previous gen Tiger!).

D-Loc, I hear you on the chasm between the nice KZ and 25-30 years of technological progress. I can say that I had an opportunity to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By aks801
Triumph Sprint 1050 v..... ?

Went and did a bit of showroom shopping this afternoon. Sold my bike about 3 years ago (sweet '79 Kawasaki KZ1000) and think I'll be getting back in by springtime. Will do commuting, local fun...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,894
Posted By aks801
How about just getting the SV1000S, then fitting...

How about just getting the SV1000S, then fitting a conventional bar up top (possibly need risers?) instead of the standard clip-ons. No leaning over, you might like the benefit of the mini-fairing...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-17-2006, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,709
Posted By aks801
Roger that. :evil

Roger that. :evil
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-17-2006, 06:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,709
Posted By aks801
Just gettin' along....

I'm a total n00B here, so have no standing to say this, but will anyway:

Glad to see the last few posts were constructive. Some of the earlier ones were amazingly hostile!

At any rate, glad...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By aks801
I have in fact not test ridden the GS, nor the...

I have in fact not test ridden the GS, nor the Ulysses. Snagging test rides is definitely next on the priority list, as I do realize that what may look and sound great, and even feel good during...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By aks801
Cool2 I jump into the deep end with first post

Greetings oh sage and grizzled riders! First post here, glad I stumbled onto your little corner of the world.

Here's the deal: no bike currently (ouch). Have thought along that I'd next be buying...
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