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Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By Tim_Tom
Inspiration from the world of Fallout... ...

Inspiration from the world of Fallout...

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz151/Tam6/Mobile%20Uploads/falloutbike1_zps37a12b5e.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35,959
Views: 9,239,436
Posted By Tim_Tom
Wait?! You mean the only way she had to steer is...

Wait?! You mean the only way she had to steer is with her HANDS? On the HANDLEBARS?! It's a miracle if she survived... :rofl

After a while in the race tuck standing even for a few seconds does...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-25-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By Tim_Tom
Throw a gas tank and seat on picture number two...

Throw a gas tank and seat on picture number two and you are done. Preferably held together with an old belt and duct tape. Just work with whatever you can scrounge up.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-22-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,274
Posted By Tim_Tom
Agreed. Don't waste the paint. The semi matching...

Agreed. Don't waste the paint. The semi matching shades of red are perfect.
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4,202
Views: 493,138
Posted By Tim_Tom
Anyone seen the latest cover of Motorcyclist? A...

Anyone seen the latest cover of Motorcyclist? A nice red MOTUS is on it. There is also a ride review of the production bike in the magazine.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,259
Posted By Tim_Tom
I say ride that thing as is. Maybe add a front...

I say ride that thing as is. Maybe add a front fender. For the graded dirt and gravel roads you will do just fine. Keep the speed controlled and stay away from tight single track...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 28,401
Posted By Tim_Tom
The wife and I were talking about this today and...

The wife and I were talking about this today and we reached the same conclusion. Especially since she is the primary bread winner it makes no sense for me to make such a sacrifice. We both decided we...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By Tim_Tom
Shaft drive Suzuki GS. Choose your displacement...

Shaft drive Suzuki GS. Choose your displacement from 650, 850, 1000, or 1100. All are excellent motorcycles and reliable as a hammer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,627
Posted By Tim_Tom
The new Guzzi V7II has traction control. At $8500...

The new Guzzi V7II has traction control. At $8500 I think its one of the cheapest NEW motorcycles with TC. You can likely find a used bike with TC for less though.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 28,401
Posted By Tim_Tom
Yes I am very excited about this. The wifes new...

Yes I am very excited about this. The wifes new job will take us out to the middle of the high desert. about 100 miles west of Death Valley. I'll trade the NJ / NY grind for the desert heat any day....
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 28,401
Posted By Tim_Tom
I did see that yes. I'm a fan of 'over build and...

I did see that yes. I'm a fan of 'over build and understress' it's a great way to provide a reliable experience. Also makes it easy for the home mechanic to keep things going.

Thanks!

On the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 28,401
Posted By Tim_Tom
Ok Bonneville people, question for you all. I...

Ok Bonneville people, question for you all. I have liked the Bonneville for quite some time, and after much thinking and processing, decided that will be my next bike. But here's the rub.

I will...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,770
Posted By Tim_Tom
Eek I would say there are four types of road going...

I would say there are four types of road going motorcycles. Cruisers, designed for looks, sound, etc. Tourers, designed for long haul comfort. Sport bikes, designed for the most performance possible....
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,139
Posted By Tim_Tom
As someone who has ridden that route many, many...

As someone who has ridden that route many, many times, I would say an EFI fz1 would fit the bill perfect. Plenty of power to be safe on the turnpike, comfortable for the trip, nimble for the city,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,770
Posted By Tim_Tom
The fz6 is most decidedly a Standard. However...

The fz6 is most decidedly a Standard. However marketing departments decided that 'standard' isn't sexy and instead started calling things naked, street fighter, adventure, retro, etc. All are...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,770
Posted By Tim_Tom
SPORTBIKES have race inspired ergonomics, to go...

SPORTBIKES have race inspired ergonomics, to go along with their race inspired performance, and race inspired full fairings.

All of those bikes with upright bars, low pegs, integrated luggage...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,770
Posted By Tim_Tom
They have changed many parts from a K5 to a 2013,...

They have changed many parts from a K5 to a 2013, as well they should. However the mighty GSXR1000 is still a very well balanced, comfortable, fast, reliable, analog SPORTBIKE.

I would much...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By Tim_Tom
You have a bike you love riding. And another bike...

You have a bike you love riding. And another bike you think you should love to ride, yet you don't love it as much as the other bike.

Seems, pretty clear cut to me. Sell the one that doesn't do...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-22-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 47,988
Posted By Tim_Tom
The Alaskan winter is long. Haters gonna hate....

The Alaskan winter is long. Haters gonna hate. Since you like the tiny tech team joke, and it brings you a smile, by all means continue!

I think it's creative, and a whole bunch of work to make a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,998
Posted By Tim_Tom
Who said anything about this bike having tube...

Who said anything about this bike having tube tires?! All we have are some pictures to look at!

Just because the bike has spokes doesn't mean it needs tubes. The are plenty of tubeless spoke wheel...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By Tim_Tom
Well I'll be damned. Learned something new today....

Well I'll be damned. Learned something new today. I would assume that caps from an older model carb would fit? Then again I also assumed they weren't plastic. :hide
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By Tim_Tom
Those tops shouldn't be plastic... looks like...

Those tops shouldn't be plastic... looks like someone painted them with truck bed liner to me. It ought to be removable.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By Tim_Tom
As a former GS850 owner, throw on the 750 carbs,...

As a former GS850 owner, throw on the 750 carbs, post cleaning of course.

Then size jets and tune carbs according to the manual and your modifications. At least with the pods they will be real...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By Tim_Tom
You can add luggage to anything. That's easy...

You can add luggage to anything. That's easy enough. Givi makes a bracket that bolts on to hold a top case. I'm sure other brands do as well. The aftermarket allows you to add luggage to just about...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By Tim_Tom
If you are indeed living in NYC a scooter is what...

If you are indeed living in NYC a scooter is what you want. Riding in that city is an adventure, especially since its about to hover around freezing for a while. I also suggest you look up shipping a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,318
Posted By Tim_Tom
All opinions are subjective... I recently spent...

All opinions are subjective... I recently spent some time looking at both bikes in question at the local multi brand dealer. I first sat on the SR and was immediately reminded of the Suzuki GN125 I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,318
Posted By Tim_Tom
To me it would be no competition. The Guzzi is...

To me it would be no competition. The Guzzi is the one I'd chose. Better looking, more engine, much classier. Plus at the end on the ride it's the one that would beckon me into the garage to polish...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9,093
Views: 1,489,419
Posted By Tim_Tom
This. Because reasons. ...

This. Because reasons.

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz151/Tam6/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-Suzuki-GSX-R1000-ABS-02_zps92dd5b12.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,130
Posted By Tim_Tom
I would do easily reversible mods that can reduce...

I would do easily reversible mods that can reduce weight. Put on a nice 4-1 pipe. Maybe find some later model year sport wheels that are lighter. Perhaps a swing arm swap.

Keep the fairing! It's...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tim_Tom
I ride a 22 year old ZX600C and it has been very...

I ride a 22 year old ZX600C and it has been very reliable. I've put 10000 miles on it in one year of owning it. A good friend of mine has a mid 90s FZR 1000 and it's a beast of a bike. Reliable as a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
Posted By Tim_Tom
OP is looking for a street bike primarily for...

OP is looking for a street bike primarily for city use, but will also excel at sporty street rides, highway, and offer good two up capabilities. And the bike needs that special something of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,410
Posted By Tim_Tom
Vintage, quick, good street manners, and easy to...

Vintage, quick, good street manners, and easy to handle??

There is only one option. RD400. Only problem is you'll have so much fun you won't want to let your wife ride it.

If you need a 4...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
Posted By Tim_Tom
Triumph street triple / speed triple Monster...

Triumph street triple / speed triple
Monster 1200 / 821
Super duke 1290
Z1000
CB1100
CB1000R
FZ9 / FZ7
Bonneville
Bandit 1250
GSX 750
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tim_Tom
I rode an 82 Suzuki GS850 exclusively until last...

I rode an 82 Suzuki GS850 exclusively until last season. I had no trouble finding parts for it. You would be amazed how many people ride old Japanese bikes, and there is a lot of support/ aftermarket...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,725
Posted By Tim_Tom
Nice i.dea for controls and body work. Now just...

Nice i.dea for controls and body work. Now just take 2 inches from the forks and add it to the shocks. Give it a proper 'cafe' stance to go with its "C spec" name.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By Tim_Tom
For the most part I think those are accurate...

For the most part I think those are accurate observations and are similar to my own experience. However I suggest you lose the GPS and pick up some MAPS. All of my long trips I have solely navigated...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tim_Tom
There was a face lifted Bandit at Intermot so I...

There was a face lifted Bandit at Intermot so I don't think Suzuki has given up on that model yet. Plus that 1250 mill is fairly new by Bandit standards so I hope Suzuki repurchases the platform.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,422
Posted By Tim_Tom
I really like that faired model. Think it looks...

I really like that faired model. Think it looks great and will haul the mail in comfort all day long.

However seems to me that there is some overlap now with the new 1000s and the venerable B12....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,697
Posted By Tim_Tom
According to the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents,...

According to the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents, there were 138 plane crashes in 2013. 155 crashes in 2012. Electronics are not above fault.

Also not at all relevant to the discussion of motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,697
Posted By Tim_Tom
Last I checked Toyota isn't in the motorcycle...

Last I checked Toyota isn't in the motorcycle business. I've seen enough sensor failures, electronic ghosts, or other related issues to be turned off to them.

You asked if people approved of your...
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