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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 699,341
Posted By RaY YreKa
I think my time may be better spent with a...

I think my time may be better spent with a Lucinda RR, rather than debates about spark plugs..:D:D
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,137
Posted By RaY YreKa
That happens to me all the time when I meet...

That happens to me all the time when I meet women..
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 699,341
Posted By RaY YreKa
Sold to you and 83 other people world-wide. ...

Sold to you and 83 other people world-wide.

it's a gold mine :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,137
Posted By RaY YreKa
I can't keep track of what you ride anymore :D

I can't keep track of what you ride anymore :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,137
Posted By RaY YreKa
I also agree with the OP and others. Honda's...

I also agree with the OP and others.

Honda's long product/planning cycle has left them looking slow and heavy, particularly post-2008.

But since they still sell millions of 2-wheelers in the...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,867
Posted By RaY YreKa
My lord, I was so busy with a job move that I...

My lord, I was so busy with a job move that I lost track of SBK.

Super well done to Guinters. Wow.

Btw he's practically a Brit, lives in Derbyshire with his english wife and kids.

But so...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 699,341
Posted By RaY YreKa
That's a great phrase :D

That's a great phrase :D
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 32,936
Posted By RaY YreKa
I think the upgrades are great. But even the...

I think the upgrades are great.

But even the base bike, the more I ride it, the more I think the T800 is a modern classic.

By which I mean, it's one of those bikes that was essentially right,...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 699,341
Posted By RaY YreKa
MCN (UK) report from EICMA says the bike is 50/50...

MCN (UK) report from EICMA says the bike is 50/50 off-road/on-road.

Not heard that explicitly before, but lends credence to RTW ambitions.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 43,856
Posted By RaY YreKa
Road version: 25,000 euro. Cheaper than the...

Road version: 25,000 euro.

Cheaper than the 200,000 Honda want for the RC213 though :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 72,116
Posted By RaY YreKa
Have you folks seen the Husky bikes with the 390...

Have you folks seen the Husky bikes with the 390 engine?

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Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By RaY YreKa
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

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Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 32,936
Posted By RaY YreKa
Eh??????? Multi-adjustable maps; WP...

Eh???????

Multi-adjustable maps; WP suspension; better mpg; many 'options' now standard. Really, riders won't like that at all.
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 32,936
Posted By RaY YreKa
Not one FJ has actually been sold yet, I've been...

Not one FJ has actually been sold yet, I've been around ADV long enough to be skeptical of 'I am going to buy one' posts because they often get caveats later with reasons why the bike wasn't bought...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 32,936
Posted By RaY YreKa
I'm calling BS mate. How could you know that...

I'm calling BS mate.

How could you know that at this stage?
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 32,936
Posted By RaY YreKa
I used a site called How Many Left, where you can...

I used a site called How Many Left, where you can look up any bike model and see how many are registered for use on the road.

I don't know if there is a USA equivalent.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 699,341
Posted By RaY YreKa
There were many predictions on ADV that the T800...

There were many predictions on ADV that the T800 frame would result in easy write-offs of the whole bike.

I've asked on multiple threads if anyone experienced this, but I haven't noticed anyone...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 32,936
Posted By RaY YreKa
Can't speak for the USA, but I looked up T800 v...

Can't speak for the USA, but I looked up T800 v F800 figures for the UK and Triumph outsold BMW by about 4:1.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,949,566
Posted By RaY YreKa
riding modes cruise control traction control ...

riding modes
cruise control
traction control
better mpg
cooler running
new bodywork
wp suspension (on XC)

Did I miss anything?
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 32,936
Posted By RaY YreKa
Hella impressive :D:1drink

Hella impressive :D:1drink
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 43,051
Posted By RaY YreKa
UK maker CCM do a 450cc RTW/overland ready bike,...

UK maker CCM do a 450cc RTW/overland ready bike, though it is a bit spendy.

http://www.ccm-motorcycles.com/
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,782
Posted By RaY YreKa
The 1000 looks great in black; I'm kinda...

The 1000 looks great in black; I'm kinda surprised.
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,949,566
Posted By RaY YreKa
I got a sonic screwdriver with mine..

I got a sonic screwdriver with mine..
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 85,037
Posted By RaY YreKa
I'm sure it will ride very well, but it actually...

I'm sure it will ride very well, but it actually reminds me of the old Fazer 1000 :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 26,791
Posted By RaY YreKa
TDM900, Tiger 1050, hybrid?

TDM900, Tiger 1050, hybrid?
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,777
Posted By RaY YreKa
Well there ya go. As a frugal bike there's...

Well there ya go. As a frugal bike there's nothing to choose between the two.

The savings had to come somewhere, in terms of making up for tanking sales; Honda, bless them, gave the average...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,106
Posted By RaY YreKa
Amazing isn't it? People have 21st century...

Amazing isn't it?

People have 21st century sci-fi lifestyles - and there are countless threads about gizmos - but don't like any kind of change in motorcycles themselves.

Jesus, ABS/non-ABS is...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,777
Posted By RaY YreKa
No, the 500 series are 47bhp stock. Honda just...

No, the 500 series are 47bhp stock. Honda just want to push new riders to that group of bikes.

You are right about the 47bhp though; a Tiger 800 comes in at 94bhp; easy to cut 50% of the power for...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,777
Posted By RaY YreKa
:lol3 I'd live in the USA in a a heartbeat....

:lol3

I'd live in the USA in a a heartbeat. In fact I did so as a student in 1990-1991 (Tennessee) and was lucky enough to do the PCH and Oregon in 2012 (2 weeks, 3000-miles, my lord).
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,777
Posted By RaY YreKa
Yup, no reason to limit the USA to the 700 at...

Yup, no reason to limit the USA to the 700 at all.

Might as well have waited an imported the 750.

Sales of the 700 surprised everyone; I hear that in some markets it's the 700 vs Everything...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,777
Posted By RaY YreKa
OK, here's the explanation for the 100th time :D:...

OK, here's the explanation for the 100th time :D:

In Europe there is tiered licencing; at 19 years old you can ride a 47bhp bike. The original 700X was built to fill that niche, and older...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,949,566
Posted By RaY YreKa
800cc triple forum? That could work, bringing the...

800cc triple forum? That could work, bringing the Triumph, Yamaha, and MV threads into one place.

Strange bed-fellows perhaps, but the triple and cc is a peach, and it's across more platforms than...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,006
Posted By RaY YreKa
Do it. Flexible and involving motor. I am...

Do it. Flexible and involving motor.

I am totally biased as I own one.
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,949,566
Posted By RaY YreKa
My pillion (95kg) hated the pillion seat. I mean...

My pillion (95kg) hated the pillion seat. I mean painfully hated it. Added a sheepskin as a cheap fix.
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 118,684
Posted By RaY YreKa
Um, in which case, shouldn't you be looking for a...

Um, in which case, shouldn't you be looking for a different place to hang out?
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,464
Posted By RaY YreKa
Scanning Page 1 or 2 of a sub-forum is a better...

Scanning Page 1 or 2 of a sub-forum is a better bet than using the Search Function.

I don't even know why ADV has a search option, it can't find anything anyway.
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 47,668
Posted By RaY YreKa
Yep. Suzuki always do his; large line-up,...

Yep.

Suzuki always do his; large line-up, derivative and cheap.

NTTAWWT.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 118,684
Posted By RaY YreKa
The market for cruisers, and particularly HD,...

The market for cruisers, and particularly HD, surely has to change.

Im no economist or business guy, but doesn't a 50% share usually result in entropy? And HD have a 50% share of all bikes sold in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 118,684
Posted By RaY YreKa
A guy called Greg Brew, apparently. Has done some...

A guy called Greg Brew, apparently. Has done some Rolls Royce design work.

Quote from the article linked above:

'I was sitting in a conference room in Sturgis, South Dakota last year while...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,521
Posted By RaY YreKa
Love mine. Love it. Caveat; only 2000 miles,...

Love mine. Love it.

Caveat; only 2000 miles, but I hope for many more.
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