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Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 1,786,734
Posted By espacef1fan
0w40 isnt too thin for a 10w30 bike. 0w40 is...

0w40 isnt too thin for a 10w30 bike. 0w40 is thicker cold than 10w30 is hot. Its also thicker hot.

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Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By espacef1fan
I'm personally hoping its going to be a...

I'm personally hoping its going to be a surprise/about friggen time EFI announcement.

In anycase I expect to add a 250 dual sport to my stable soon. I used to have a 2006 KLX250... I miss it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,627
Posted By espacef1fan
Hmmm.. VERY interesting...

Hmmm.. VERY interesting...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By espacef1fan
2015 KLX250S Rumour mill....

So the KLX250S is STILL not on the Kawasaki site.... Anyone have an inside scoop?
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,956
Posted By espacef1fan
Triumph dealers are usually good about test rides...

Triumph dealers are usually good about test rides

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Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,956
Posted By espacef1fan
Well, then my advice to you is this. Only buy a...

Well, then my advice to you is this. Only buy a new bike if it makes you look back after parking it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,956
Posted By espacef1fan
I've found the Versys/Ninja 650 chassis to be...

I've found the Versys/Ninja 650 chassis to be extremely sensitive to tire choice and fork tube height in the triples.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,956
Posted By espacef1fan
The color of Versys I would buy.

The color of Versys I would buy.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,956
Posted By espacef1fan
Going to a Wee Strom wont be any better except...

Going to a Wee Strom wont be any better except maybe a better foundation for the seat.

Bars are cheap.
Buell footpegs are cheaper.
Plenty of 17" dirt tires for a gravel road tourer.
Suspension...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 61,150
Posted By espacef1fan
I'm joining this club, though I'm doing more of...

I'm joining this club, though I'm doing more of an adventure touring thing.

So far I have a 2006 T100 with airbox delete and slipons.
I have an assortment of soft luggage that lets me pack...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,290
Posted By espacef1fan
I stepped off of a sportbike and on to a...

I stepped off of a sportbike and on to a Bonneville. I have experienced my pure motorcycling moment and I'm not looking back..
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11,121
Views: 2,366,994
Posted By espacef1fan
I never had an issue with the height...

I never had an issue with the height before..but..recently I have been spoiled by lower bikes. That's why I'm asking.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11,121
Views: 2,366,994
Posted By espacef1fan
I've been causually following this thread. Is it...

I've been causually following this thread. Is it better to lower the 06-07(08?) bikes an inch or so or the later bikes?

I'm getting another KLX in the not so distant future and I dont want to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 87,230
Posted By espacef1fan
What I'm trying to decide is if straight rate...

What I'm trying to decide is if straight rate springs or progressive springs are better for a 500lb motorcycle in the dirt with 4-5" of travel. Thoughts?

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Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,359
Posted By espacef1fan
Im saying I dont want it to br a repeat of the...

Im saying I dont want it to br a repeat of the CB1000R vs CBR1000RR. Im thinking more along the lines of V4 Tuono vs RSV4R when I say not neutered. Im saying dont lop 50hp off the top.. 10 maybe 20...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
Ok well I got it home. Knda K761s are on the...

Ok well I got it home.

Knda K761s are on the way as is a R&G Skidplate. Rear brake caliper relocation bracket is next.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
I understand the shaft is the same. I just like...

I understand the shaft is the same. I just like the stock shifter length and am just trying to figure out the peg to shifter tip length. I believe the thruxton has more rearset pegs?

Sent from my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
Did you install that on a bonnie? Sent from...

Did you install that on a bonnie?

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Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,359
Posted By espacef1fan
GSX-S1000 killer the sound!!!!!!!!!

GSX-S1000 killer

the sound!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,359
Posted By espacef1fan
Please be a naked gsxr 1000.... no neutering

Please be a naked gsxr 1000.... no neutering
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
Yes. I loved it. I have black paint waiting...

Yes. I loved it.

I have black paint waiting for that engine bracket ;)

Its a much kinder review than I think he would give the TL1000R its replacing :)
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
I was blown away at how quick the T100 was on...

I was blown away at how quick the T100 was on real world roads. Its faster than the numbers suggest.

I'm super excited about Thursday...Bonneville DAy.. B-Day? Ha.
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
So you have a Bonneville and used that shift...

So you have a Bonneville and used that shift lever? It didnt specify a part number or model on the page you sent so what make and model and year is it for? Also how does it compare in length to the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
Get a KLR? Ugly, slow, tall and almost as...

Get a KLR? Ugly, slow, tall and almost as heavy...also lots of stuff to break if it falls... anytime 400+ pounds of motorcycle falls stuff breaks... I dont care if its an adv bike or not...
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
I too share the sentiment of riding slowly on...

I too share the sentiment of riding slowly on anything but pavement. Lots of people keep.mentioning aftermarket shocks. Guess I need to focus on getting up to speed on those

Sent from my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
Tenere, DL650 and the Versys are taller than the...

Tenere, DL650 and the Versys are taller than the T100 and atleast as expensive to drop....

Remember mine will be used and comes with a tank bag/tailbag/saddlebags and all of the power mods....
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
But the DR650 worse on the road..where I'll spend...

But the DR650 worse on the road..where I'll spend 95 percent of my time...and I'll never look back as I walk away in a parking lot and think.."hell yeah...that's MY bike" as I will with a Bonnie.
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
A trail in my mind for this bike is more like a...

A trail in my mind for this bike is more like a two track trail with ruts and grass down the middle..nothing with logs or boulders really ;)
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
Scrambler shocks are 1" taller, same as...

Scrambler shocks are 1" taller, same as Thruxton.. This way I gain a little clearance AND the bike plays nicer on the street.

It is essentially the same shock as the T100 comes with.

They are...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
I get what you are saying...but I dont see how a...

I get what you are saying...but I dont see how a BMW GS is any better... in fact its even taller, heavier. and easier to drop at low speed...and poke holes in things.

The difference in suspension...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,790
Posted By espacef1fan
Looks like I'm getting a Bonneville T100

Like the title says it looks like I'm getting a Bonneville T100. I plan on using it for mostly pavement riding and exploring gravel/dirt roads with a smooth trail here or there.

I plan on putting...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By espacef1fan
Never thought of buying something with spoked...

Never thought of buying something with spoked wheels already on it.

It's genius because its not a big deal to re-lace the thing with a different sized hoop.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By espacef1fan
Honestly I wouldnt be riding in any terrain...

Honestly I wouldnt be riding in any terrain beyond what you might take a stock scrambler over.

About the 5" of fork travel? Is that ALL models? Or just the 883r/1200r?
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By espacef1fan
What swayed you from the Scrambler to the XR? ...

What swayed you from the Scrambler to the XR?

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Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,183,528
Posted By espacef1fan
Has anyone done the TAT on a Scrambler? I would...

Has anyone done the TAT on a Scrambler? I would be interested to see their ride report.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By espacef1fan
All kidding aside from me.. These guys have it...

All kidding aside from me.. These guys have it nailed. Modern Sportsters in particular are VERY reliable. A patch kit would be good as well as whatever tools you might need to adjust the hand and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By espacef1fan
Hammer, duct tape, and crescent wrench.:confused:...

Hammer, duct tape, and crescent wrench.:confused:

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By espacef1fan
Dual Sportster questions..

I am considering picking up a 2007 up (efi) Sporty to make a Harley Scrambler out of.
I ahve a few unanswered questions on how to do it.

Forks: What is the hot setup to not have to mod the triple...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,183,528
Posted By espacef1fan
I understand the difference in engine and...

I understand the difference in engine and exhaust.

Is the rake difference in the frame(steering head) or just a result of the different suspension that is bolted on?

The other way to say this.....
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21,378
Views: 6,183,528
Posted By espacef1fan
Bonneville to Scrambler conversion

I've searched the thread and can't find a solid answer.

What parts must be changed to convert the a T100 to a Scrambler? How about a SE?

Both bonnies would need as far as I can tell:
=Front...
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