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Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Poll: VFR1200 Poll
Views: 1,105
Posted By Unleaded
Thanks, my friend. Sadly enough, the closest...

Thanks, my friend. Sadly enough, the closest I'll ever get to 'famous', is that GPR used that pic (heavily edited) to advertise the exhaust on their website/catalog. Apparently I was the first guy...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Poll: VFR1200 Poll
Views: 1,105
Posted By Unleaded
While I did slightly prefer the old firing order...

While I did slightly prefer the old firing order at first, a new pipe makes this bike sound like a growling race bike, complete with popping on decel. Music. :)...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Poll: VFR1200 Poll
Views: 1,105
Posted By Unleaded
For long-hauling two-up riding, there are...

For long-hauling two-up riding, there are definitely better bikes. I don't ever ride with a passenger, and don't use panniers...just a bag on the passenger seat that unclips quickly at the hotel, so...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Poll: VFR1200 Poll
Views: 1,105
Posted By Unleaded
If you can live without the gear indicator in...

If you can live without the gear indicator in first and second, the Bazzaz plug is a much simpler (and cheaper) option. Fools the bike into using the fuel map for the upper gears in the lower two.
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Poll: VFR1200 Poll
Views: 1,105
Posted By Unleaded
I bought one with the small tank, and have ridden...

I bought one with the small tank, and have ridden over 20,000 miles since, including an SS1K and 10 or 12 6-700 mile days without an issue. 6'2" with long legs...peg lowering kit is a hundred bucks,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,137
Posted By Unleaded
...and all Indians will be made by Harley.

...and all Indians will be made by Harley.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By Unleaded
From honda vfr 1200 to Harley Electra Glide

I completely understand the desire for something new and different, and while I'll most likely never own one, I enjoyed the HDs I've ridden. The best thing you can do is rent a Harley for a few...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,370
Posted By Unleaded
Why everyone is so obsessed with Harleys and Indians?

I think it's in large part because HD has done a fantastic job of marketing. They've ingrained the look and rumble of their bikes - their brand - into the American psyche as deeply as cowboys, apple...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 30,103
Posted By Unleaded
While I've never tried a DCT bike, I'd have to...

While I've never tried a DCT bike, I'd have to agree with you: a superb motorcycle.
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8,086
Views: 1,224,142
Posted By Unleaded
Today, the 1190 R. Fully Starbucks'd. ...

Today, the 1190 R. Fully Starbucks'd.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/Huskerman/5644F620-9362-4B70-AC3F-B06130F1F3B8_zpsumjszqv2.jpg...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3,759
Views: 499,227
Posted By Unleaded
I like that site too. I will say, though, having...

I like that site too. I will say, though, having spent a little time aboard the new Strom, that 0-60 time looks generous. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 517,295
Posted By Unleaded
2014 DL1000 Vstrom

Like ARiderX, I recently had the keys tossed to me, no questions asked, for the new Strom. It really is a great all-around bike. Plenty of riding impressions in this thread already, but if my...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,597
Posted By Unleaded
Just rode this last weekend for an online review....

Just rode this last weekend for an online review. After 13 years, the FJR still doesn't concede a thing to any other sport-tourer, IMO. Great bike.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/22/myhysy9a.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,296
Posted By Unleaded
Having racked up many thousands of trouble-free...

Having racked up many thousands of trouble-free miles on both the K12S and K13S, and only a few test-ridden miles aboard the ZX14, I'd say ZX14. :lol3
The K/S is a fantastic platform, and one of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,917
Views: 299,239
Posted By Unleaded
Gorgeous bike and small world - my wife is from...

Gorgeous bike and small world - my wife is from Gretna.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 630,087
Posted By Unleaded
That's about the best endorsement a bike can get,...

That's about the best endorsement a bike can get, in my book.
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 30,103
Posted By Unleaded
Excellent choice! How tall are you, Blakebird? ...

Excellent choice! How tall are you, Blakebird? How do you find the wind management on the FJR, re: buffeting, etc.? And legroom? I have no appreciable road time aboard the FJR. I have peg lowers...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 30,103
Posted By Unleaded
Just returned this evening from a quick 4 1/2...

Just returned this evening from a quick 4 1/2 day, 2800 mile blast through Colorado and northern New Mexico. 18000 miles now, and the bike has been flawless so far.

Riding Kansas twice in a week...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,597
Posted By Unleaded
I do too. Congrats! What a fantastic...

I do too. Congrats! What a fantastic motorcycle....
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 630,087
Posted By Unleaded
True enough. :lol3

True enough. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 630,087
Posted By Unleaded
:huh Wow. That's gotta be $50,000 or better...

:huh
Wow. That's gotta be $50,000 or better just in tires and fuel.
Amazing.
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 630,087
Posted By Unleaded
Welcome...and slight thread hijack. I live...

Welcome...and slight thread hijack.

I live in Marshall (18 miles east of Casey), and our family business is just a few miles north of Moonshine. If you get over this way, shoot me a PM. Several...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By Unleaded
Yep - you're right. Didn't catch the DCT part....

Yep - you're right. Didn't catch the DCT part....
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By Unleaded
All you really need is the Bazzaz Z-bomb. Around...

All you really need is the Bazzaz Z-bomb. Around 50 bucks as I recall. It jumpers the factory circuitry that neuters the first two gears at low RPM's (poor-man's traction control). Essentially all...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,597
Posted By Unleaded
Agreed! And nice choice of bike. Mine looks...

Agreed! And nice choice of bike. Mine looks similar, only it's not DCT-equipped.
...
Forum: Face plant 03-01-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 45,313
Posted By Unleaded
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Face plant 02-27-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 45,313
Posted By Unleaded
Good post - very well thought-out response. :thumb

Good post - very well thought-out response. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,680
Posted By Unleaded
As long as the underlying metal is sound, you...

As long as the underlying metal is sound, you should be in good shape for ceramic coating. The coater cleans the headers prior to coating.

And yes, it does stop - or at least slow oxidation. You...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,680
Posted By Unleaded
Maybe. I no longer own a BMW, but I've never...

Maybe. I no longer own a BMW, but I've never cared if anyone thinks I ride because of my exhaust "patina". I did, however, take spending a large amount of money on a bike very seriously, and chose...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,680
Posted By Unleaded
When I had my GSA, I sent the headers to Jet-Hot...

When I had my GSA, I sent the headers to Jet-Hot and had them use the polished silver finish. Looked great. Not as shiny as chrome, but looked really good. That was several years ago, but it was...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,602
Posted By Unleaded
I wear White's Smokejumpers without the full lug...

I wear White's Smokejumpers without the full lug sole (mini-lug, I think they call it), all year long. Kinda goofy looking with the heel, expensive, uninsulated....and by far the finest footwear...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,710
Posted By Unleaded
Wow. I can appreciate the effort, but the...

Wow. I can appreciate the effort, but the results are pretty horrific.
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 30,103
Posted By Unleaded
Couldn't agree more.

Couldn't agree more.
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 30,103
Posted By Unleaded
Congrats, Paul. :beer It's such a brilliant...

Congrats, Paul. :beer It's such a brilliant bike. I'm selfishly pleased that the public found so much to hate about it. (Slightly) secondhand, it has to be one of the most fantastic values in...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 23,574
Posted By Unleaded
Well said. :beer

Well said. :beer
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 504,982
Posted By Unleaded
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 504,982
Posted By Unleaded
Agree with the likelihood of seeing the bike on...

Agree with the likelihood of seeing the bike on our shores, but the VFR 800 is still sold side-by-side with the 1200 in Europe, isn't it?
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 504,982
Posted By Unleaded
Mid-sized nakeds really aren't in my wheelhouse...

Mid-sized nakeds really aren't in my wheelhouse right now, but I think it's pretty cool. :dunno

May never see the light of day anyway....next page over in that Motorcyclist bit shows the same...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 52,865
Posted By Unleaded
Are you liking it less than you hoped, Wannaklr? ...

Are you liking it less than you hoped, Wannaklr? I still think its a great bike on paper and in the showroom, but haven't ridden one. What are your thoughts now?
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,699
Posted By Unleaded
I'd echo the other sentiments here: Keep the SC....

I'd echo the other sentiments here: Keep the SC. My brother has a GT1000 which he's basically modded into a SC (minus the SS swingarm), and he was this close to selling it a couple of years ago. ...
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