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Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,372
Posted By xrcris
Hence my point. Nobody who already owns a VFR...

Hence my point. Nobody who already owns a VFR sees the 8th(?) gen as an improvement.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 159,471
Posted By xrcris
I'm on board with those predictions; personally,...

I'm on board with those predictions; personally, I need a centerstand to spin the bike around in the garage though. For the TC and engine modes, to me these are the sometimes useful by-products of...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,431
Posted By xrcris
Ha - good point; I consider all the noise...

Ha - good point; I consider all the noise reassurance that everything is as it should be :*sip*
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,431
Posted By xrcris
Uh nope. Yeah there's a gear in there, but...

Uh nope. Yeah there's a gear in there, but that's not the same thing as gear driven cams - 5th gen and earlier VFR's, and chain driven cams like the DL.

And it's not relevant since that's not...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,431
Posted By xrcris
Don't know & don't care, but they're definitely...

Don't know & don't care, but they're definitely not "gear driven cams".
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,431
Posted By xrcris
Most people who have a strom, refer to it as...

Most people who have a strom, refer to it as "chudder"; go over to Stromtrooper and search for it there. Lot less supposed "experts" than here. Pretty much the consensus is that it doesn't do any...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,431
Posted By xrcris
Noobs huh? Probably shouldn't be calling anyone...

Noobs huh? Probably shouldn't be calling anyone out when you obviously don't know what you're talking about. Cams aren't gear driven on a DL (they are on my VFR...)
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 159,471
Posted By xrcris
Just read the release on this in the new issue of...

Just read the release on this in the new issue of MC. I like how they referenced the sorta ADV styling cues, but I'm more impressed by the way Yamaha realized that this is the new face of sport...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,372
Posted By xrcris
Honda isn't building motorcycles for the...

Honda isn't building motorcycles for the customers they have, they're building them for the customers they want.:cry
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,372
Posted By xrcris
Eh no. Honda has its head up its corporate ass. ...

Eh no. Honda has its head up its corporate ass. ADV is the one class that is expanding and Honda sends the US a refresh of the 6th gen VFR which is 5 yrs too late. Bah.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 59,819
Posted By xrcris
Did you walk you uphill both ways to school too?...

Did you walk you uphill both ways to school too? In the snow? Bikes have gotten better at what their intended use is, that's a good thing.
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 826,523
Posted By xrcris
What a putz...... Sent from my HTC One_M8...

What a putz......

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14,188
Views: 5,096,408
Posted By xrcris
uh-huh.

uh-huh.
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 826,523
Posted By xrcris
You sound as fed up with Honda as I am. They're...

You sound as fed up with Honda as I am. They're so damn busy making starter bikes, that when all the cherry's have outgrown them, they'll move ont to a.....

KTM. :baldy
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 750,014
Posted By xrcris
Thanks, I'm too cheap to buy something that often...

Thanks, I'm too cheap to buy something that often :lol3
Took the V to work today and really liked the ride. Guy I bought it from used it more as a dirtbike to bomb around on fireroads, even with...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 750,014
Posted By xrcris
Just picked up an '03 Vee. Retired the VFR with...

Just picked up an '03 Vee. Retired the VFR with 120K miles.
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 826,523
Posted By xrcris
better have a couple of cup holders and an...

better have a couple of cup holders and an ashtray too.:lol3
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,520
Posted By xrcris
That's a pretty good lookin bike. If Yamaha were...

That's a pretty good lookin bike. If Yamaha were able to keep the price near the naked version, I'd seriously consider it as well.
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,077
Posted By xrcris
Don't know if that would fit into Victory...

Don't know if that would fit into Victory business model, but Polaris could pull it off. Look at how successful they've been with their side by sides; they're not just a one trick pony building...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 826,523
Posted By xrcris
Just got done reading about the new Duc...

Just got done reading about the new Duc Hyperstrada in Sport Rider, and they made the comment about "unfortunately the seat height is still blahty-blah high..." Face it, there's more than enough...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,421
Posted By xrcris
Did the chopper have ape hangers?:lol3 ...

Did the chopper have ape hangers?:lol3

Sorry, couldn't resist
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,421
Posted By xrcris
There ya go with perceptions, "the way you see...

There ya go with perceptions, "the way you see it" isn't always the way the real world actually is.

You'd be wrong about the whole house burning down vs violent crime thing: In 2012, an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,421
Posted By xrcris
Everyone can have their perception of the world,...

Everyone can have their perception of the world, however reality is reality and when it smacks you in the back of the head, your perception of it won't matter. Good people are worth connecting with,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,421
Posted By xrcris
In my experience, people who "own plenty of guns...

In my experience, people who "own plenty of guns and not once have ever felt the need to carry them around for protection" are lying about owning "lots of guns". Just sayin'.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,421
Posted By xrcris
Don't equate "being prepared" with "being...

Don't equate "being prepared" with "being scared". Only a narcissist thinks that bad things only happen to someone else.
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 826,523
Posted By xrcris
Shareholders = Timidity

Not sure what to make of the comments that chalk this up to engineering being hamstrung by the beancounters. Obviously something is holding them back, but with all the different versions of...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 826,523
Posted By xrcris
Both statements are very much true. On the other...

Both statements are very much true. On the other hand, those people who won't buy a bike unless it has a BMW logo on it, let the brand define them; that whole "form over function thing".

As for...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 826,523
Posted By xrcris
Probably true, the Starbucks/Touratech crowd...

Probably true, the Starbucks/Touratech crowd needs a bike with some panache, not a Honda......

Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,421
Posted By xrcris
Good idea! I'm done selling vehicles (trucks...

Good idea! I'm done selling vehicles (trucks gonna stay until it needs to leave on a flatbed-or I leave flat & feet first) bikes, well they are going to get ridden to the ground and then...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,421
Posted By xrcris
I've sold a lot of stuff on CL; bikes, toys,...

I've sold a lot of stuff on CL; bikes, toys, knick knack shit that I wanted out of the house and was only asking $10 bucks for. No way am I going to drive somewhere to meet a Craigslist flake - how...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5,207
Views: 982,011
Posted By xrcris
Doubtful, Suzuki has their very successful Wee,...

Doubtful, Suzuki has their very successful Wee, Kawasaki has the Ninja 300. All of these Honda tiddlers are competing with themselves for the same market.

Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 826,523
Posted By xrcris
Well, small bikes have never sold well in the US,...

Well, small bikes have never sold well in the US, so there's that and the popularity of ADV bikes in general, makes me think Honda is missing out. And for the three brands you mention, Yammie's got...
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 826,523
Posted By xrcris
Sound kind of like Charlie Brown - Lucy's not...

Sound kind of like Charlie Brown - Lucy's not gonna pull the football away from you.....:D



And they're all turds, cruisers or beginners bikes. C'mon between the 500's and 700's you can only...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,676
Posted By xrcris
Dirt Bike too. The way the magazines gushed over...

Dirt Bike too. The way the magazines gushed over all these 4-strokes like cheerleaders on prom night, to my thinking, also played a huge role. Everyone thought 4-stroke was synonymous with XR like...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,676
Posted By xrcris
just finished reading the article abut the new...

just finished reading the article abut the new KTM 1190 in Cycle World:

"..this motorcycle does more things well in more conditions than any bike we've ever tested"

20 years ago Honda would've...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,676
Posted By xrcris
You're lucky, you can turn your rant off, every...

You're lucky, you can turn your rant off, every time that I even think about how out of touch Honda is, i start cussing and the dog moves somewhere quiet :rofl
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,207
Views: 982,011
Posted By xrcris
I agree. & I keep posting to that effect in the...

I agree. & I keep posting to that effect in the hope that someone from Honda stumbles in here........

A 500 ADV, as well as 8-900 for those of us that want a little more gitalong in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,614
Posted By xrcris
See my sig. That's why.:lol3

See my sig. That's why.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,676
Posted By xrcris
Not saying your wrong in their intent, but with...

Not saying your wrong in their intent, but with all of the land closures, for a lot of parts of the country, the only way to get dirty will be with a plate. Honda hasn't lately shown the good sense...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,676
Posted By xrcris
I'd put those down as "accessories"; along with...

I'd put those down as "accessories"; along with the USB & RAM mounts for the pictures of food app. and Starbucks gift card holder.
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