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Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 31,751
Posted By loudnlow7484
The Hayabusa seems like a good choice if you're...

The Hayabusa seems like a good choice if you're long in torso. The reach to the bars feels like a football field to me, but the leg position is not so comfortable.

Maybe it's not really a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,395
Posted By loudnlow7484
Do old ones count? 91 GSXR1100..... 38mm...

Do old ones count?

91 GSXR1100..... 38mm flatslides, Dyna ign, geared a little taller than stock (it doesn't need to accelerate any faster). She's a real brute. Compared to newer bikes, it's scary...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 16,892
Posted By loudnlow7484
That guy must have done a great job on setting up...

That guy must have done a great job on setting up that suspension. I rode a stock Road King around a little bit, and it didn't even feel safe taking corners above the posted speed, much less rocking...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-08-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 152,452
Posted By loudnlow7484
Current daily rider: 91 GSXR1100..... RS38's, V&H...

Current daily rider: 91 GSXR1100..... RS38's, V&H 4-1, Dyna 2000, Dyna coils, coil spring clutch conv... no bike this heavy, this old, and this ill-handling should ever have this much power. :lol3 ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,396
Posted By loudnlow7484
Great pictures so far! Sorry I didn't get with...

Great pictures so far! Sorry I didn't get with you on Sunday... my son's baptism was Saturday and we were still recovering from the after-party on Sunday. Can't wait to see the pictures from Rocinha....
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,396
Posted By loudnlow7484
As of Wednesday I'll be back down in Rio. If you...

As of Wednesday I'll be back down in Rio. If you find yourself lost in Gavea some day, let me know! :freaky

There were some great roads up around Visconde de Maua, both beautiful curvy paved roads...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,234
Posted By loudnlow7484
I don't think I have pictures of it anymore, but...

I don't think I have pictures of it anymore, but my first streetbike was a 1986 GSXR750. I've ridden a few other generations of GSXR's, but nothing ever gave me the same feeling as that old dinosaur....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 842,919
Posted By loudnlow7484
Updating, I sold this one a week ago for $1200,...

Updating, I sold this one a week ago for $1200, but freshened up a bit.....

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p174/loudnlow7484/Picture006.jpg

Pretty nice machine it was.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By loudnlow7484
There is no fairing you can't mount with a vise,...

There is no fairing you can't mount with a vise, a hammer, a drill, a dremel, and pieces of aluminum flat stock. For round-tube frames, use P-clamps. I don't know what the OD of your frame tubing is,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By loudnlow7484
I just sold my XJ650. When I got it, it wouldn't...

I just sold my XJ650. When I got it, it wouldn't idle at all. I pulled the carbs, cleaned them in a really half-arsed way, and then it would sorta idle. I ran some Chemtool with a couple of tanks of...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By loudnlow7484
Gaston- Thank you so much for the info and the...

Gaston- Thank you so much for the info and the link. I hadn't read that much of Igor's trip, so I didn't see that he had ventured there. Absolutely awesome.

Axelivan- It will probably be next...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By loudnlow7484
Thank you for the information! I'm a bit...

Thank you for the information! I'm a bit concerned about the bit from Puerto Ordaz down to Boa Vista, Brazil....... but I guess "fuck it", if I could plan every step it wouldn't be an adventure,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,042
Posted By loudnlow7484
Not me. Usually a leather jacket, helmet, gloves,...

Not me. Usually a leather jacket, helmet, gloves, jeans and work boots. For me, this seems like the bare minimum for protective gear (though I have been known to forgo the jacket if I'm just running...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By loudnlow7484
I never sold motorcycles, but I did sell cars for...

I never sold motorcycles, but I did sell cars for a while, and I've seen a lot of this.

A bad/burned out/talentless salesman believes that you're obligated to buy from him, just because he took...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,328
Posted By loudnlow7484
It's been a while since you updated. I hope all...

It's been a while since you updated. I hope all is well. Looking forward to the next installment.... :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,042
Posted By loudnlow7484
For me, nothing says "douchebaggery" quite like a...

For me, nothing says "douchebaggery" quite like a pink polo shirt with the collar popped up.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,359
Posted By loudnlow7484
With ONLY 31k miles on it, and that classy...

With ONLY 31k miles on it, and that classy sissy-bar..... what a steal! :rofl
Forum: Americas 04-08-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By loudnlow7484
I don't believe in god, so I guess I'm in...

I don't believe in god, so I guess I'm in trouble! :rofl Maybe I'll just make the trip on a little Honda Titan 150 or some similar city bike, so I can blend in.... :lol3
Forum: Americas 04-08-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By loudnlow7484
My best idea was to cross in the North, and head...

My best idea was to cross in the North, and head East until I could pick up Rt 10 headed for Brazil. But that Southern part of Rt 10 looks pretty empty. I was wondering about fuel availability along...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,803
Posted By loudnlow7484
I don't think I'll be reading any car rags so...

I don't think I'll be reading any car rags so somebody who just DRIVES the car for a little bit can tell me how it's made, when I've actually taken them apart and seen it firsthand. But thanks for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,803
Posted By loudnlow7484
It's just about differing opinions, and different...

It's just about differing opinions, and different qualities everyone is looking for. Because of my background, I look for different things in a car interior than most.


It's funny that Kia was...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,803
Posted By loudnlow7484
No, not nuts. And as a former car electronics...

No, not nuts. And as a former car electronics installer, former mechanic, and former car salesman, I'll tell you that I'd take the build quality of the latest Cadillacs over the build quality of an...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,636
Posted By loudnlow7484
I'll be watching this one closely. Best of luck.

I'll be watching this one closely. Best of luck.
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 36,351
Posted By loudnlow7484
Incredible report! You've got to be feeling good...

Incredible report! You've got to be feeling good now. After being gone so long, it must be nice to speak English all the time, and eat at familiar places, and stop at Starbucks if you want to, and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 76,769
Posted By loudnlow7484
Even the teapot Katana (I'd imagine that's the...

Even the teapot Katana (I'd imagine that's the one you're referring to) came out in 88.... several years before the Bandit. They also have a different frame, swingarm, suspension.......... pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,803
Posted By loudnlow7484
That's interesting........ My Cadillac is 13...

That's interesting........

My Cadillac is 13 years old and has 205,000 miles on it, and there isn't a scuff or rip in any of the leather, not a crack in the dash, and not so much as a squeak in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,994
Posted By loudnlow7484
My vote goes for an older Duc 900SS. Beautiful...

My vote goes for an older Duc 900SS. Beautiful frame, simple powerplant, and plenty of soul.....
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,777
Posted By loudnlow7484
Girl car or not, my Miata was one of the most fun...

Girl car or not, my Miata was one of the most fun vehicles I ever owned. My MGB had more character, but wasn't as practical as a daily driver.

You are right, though, that girls love them...........
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 842,919
Posted By loudnlow7484
Alright, I'll play! Not sure if this one...

Alright, I'll play!

Not sure if this one counts, because I built it from a bare frame. I've probably got no more than $1000-1200 in it, though I don't really keep track. It's not finished, but...
Forum: Face plant 02-28-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,629
Posted By loudnlow7484
That's great news! Hell, I don't know the either...

That's great news! Hell, I don't know the either of you, and I'm still happy to hear that.

And what's this BS about the scooter was speeding? That's physically impossible...... :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 36,351
Posted By loudnlow7484
Great report! I was wondering when you would...

Great report! I was wondering when you would check back in. Nice to see you're getting along famously with the local talent... :evil


On the topic of beer:
One of the beers in Brazil (it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,641
Posted By loudnlow7484
I think what he intended to say was make the...

I think what he intended to say was make the penalty for speeding MUCH less than the penalty for running.

If you were facing, say, a $200 fine for doing 110 in a 65, or the possibility of $10,000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,641
Posted By loudnlow7484
Absolutely true. Is finding out worth the risk? I...

Absolutely true. Is finding out worth the risk? I know that this isn't the ramblings of somebody completely insane, as many PD's have policies against high speed pursuits for just these reasons. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,641
Posted By loudnlow7484
Ok, so no heli, no roadblock...... so what...

Ok, so no heli, no roadblock...... so what exactly are you going to do if you DO happen to catch up to them doing 120+ in your Crown Vic? Ram them? You can't PIT a bike....... though you probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,641
Posted By loudnlow7484
Not the point. Follow them with a heli. Radio...

Not the point. Follow them with a heli. Radio ahead and set up a road block. I really don't care if you spike strip them, and turn them into a pavement crayon. My concern is the risk to all of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,641
Posted By loudnlow7484
Can I promise? Of course not. But if a motorcycle...

Can I promise? Of course not. But if a motorcycle runs, we can eliminate some possibilities....
1- They aren't on their way to hide the body
2- They don't have a duffle bag of coke in the trunk
3-...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 126,253
Posted By loudnlow7484
Not so much a fighter as just a generally...

Not so much a fighter as just a generally neglected and thrown together machine........ Suzuki GSX750F

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p174/loudnlow7484/kat/room046-1.jpg

A little older...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,641
Posted By loudnlow7484
Just like the article said, it is very rare that...

Just like the article said, it is very rare that an officer is prosecuted for wrongdoing in a chase, much less convicted. I'm not anti-cop here. I just believe in risk vs reward. From that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-24-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7,980
Views: 7,483,443
Posted By loudnlow7484
Lucky guys for sure. Is it just me, or do women...

Lucky guys for sure. Is it just me, or do women look great in full gear? :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-24-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7,980
Views: 7,483,443
Posted By loudnlow7484
You know, that's not a bad idea. Maybe if I pick...

You know, that's not a bad idea. Maybe if I pick up a dual sport, I could get her to go moto-camping with me (she loves camping). And then slooooooowwwly transition into street riding. :wink:
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