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Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Phipsd
Citycom lives

I have 32000 km on mine and it's still doing well. I agree as well that the suspension and brakes are sufficient, but could be better. I like the improvement in braking from EBC organics but they are...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Phipsd
110 kph GPS on that bike will be 7000 rpm which...

110 kph GPS on that bike will be 7000 rpm which is the HP peak. The bike will easily go faster, but to my eyes that is pushing it. I would like my Citycom to last forever, so I keep mine down to 7000...
Forum: Canada 08-10-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By Phipsd
Also Mt Baker is a spectacular ride just over the...

Also Mt Baker is a spectacular ride just over the line. The riding around Mt. St. Helen's is not to be missed as well.
Forum: Canada 08-10-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By Phipsd
Duffy Lake Road, Hwy 12 out of Lillooet, Hwy 6...

Duffy Lake Road, Hwy 12 out of Lillooet, Hwy 6 through the Nicola Valley, 5A south to Princeton.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,954
Posted By Phipsd
It isn't just a question of gun culture. Amyone...

It isn't just a question of gun culture. Amyone foolish enough to shoot a bear with a handgun, deserves the consequences, which would be one extremely pissed off Bear.
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 59,183
Posted By Phipsd
To my eye whoever styled this thing clearly has a...

To my eye whoever styled this thing clearly has a 'thing' for the classic Brough Superior, especially when you look at the pipes and the engine. I'm deeply impressed.

Now if Indian was to bring...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 82,068
Posted By Phipsd
The first time I rode 101 was in the mid 80's and...

The first time I rode 101 was in the mid 80's and in those days it was a memorable bike road. Every time I have ridden it in the years since it has gotten wider, duller, more crowded and less fun....
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,948
Posted By Phipsd
My brother had a Versys before his XC, so I have...

My brother had a Versys before his XC, so I have ridden them both. The Versys is a good bike and great fun; both nimble and punchy. The XC in comparison is a great bike with performance, smoothness...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,922
Posted By Phipsd
The Triumph is far superior to my first Gen...

The Triumph is far superior to my first Gen V-Strom 1000 in every way except comfort for my six-four plus but the V-Strom big and small still does nearly everything well, it's just a little plain...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 68,571
Posted By Phipsd
I'm six-four.5, 34 inseam. I have a 02 V-Strom...

I'm six-four.5, 34 inseam. I have a 02 V-Strom 1000 with a thicker Rich's gel seat. I know there are better bikes ( like my brothers Triumph 800 XC ) but there aren't any bikes that fit me better.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,485
Posted By Phipsd
Yeah; it does except a good Pacific Coast will...

Yeah; it does except a good Pacific Coast will be far more reliable and less expensive to service. When I bought my BMW-RT 80, I could have had a new Pacific Coast.

That choice was a fine example...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By Phipsd
I knew about the clutch fluid issue from past...

I knew about the clutch fluid issue from past experience so I had mine changed before leaving on my trip. However I got stuck ( lost ) in Denver gridlock with the temps in the 100degF range and the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By Phipsd
I put 25000 miles on my last Intruder 1400, an 02...

I put 25000 miles on my last Intruder 1400, an 02 model I bought new. Once I had the stupid EPA caps drilled on the stock carbs so they could be adjusted properly; the bike started and ran great and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By Phipsd
Last don't do

I accidentally left the bike ignition on Park (easy to do) after one long hot day riding. The next day I found out that high compression big twins don't like to be bump started; not even in forth...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By Phipsd
On my 1400's the front end would lunge up and...

On my 1400's the front end would lunge up and down like a pogo stick if I got a little frisky. Stock there was no damping in the forks, but I never detected any frame flex. Progressive springs and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By Phipsd
I had several of these. A Metz Lasertec on the...

I had several of these. A Metz Lasertec on the front will improve the steering 1000 % and an Metz 880 will greatly improve the grip in the rear. As you just found out; the early 1400's were the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,485
Posted By Phipsd
For those who are frequent sellers, you make a...

For those who are frequent sellers, you make a good point. for those riders of more limited means who want a fun bike to ride until it's dust; the Versys is a great choice, especially for a scooter...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By Phipsd
I would go with the 850. In air cooled wet sump ...

I would go with the 850. In air cooled wet sump
fours, heat was the killer. All air cooled bikes of that era over heated their oil at times. The fours were worse than most. Of the fours, the larger...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By Phipsd
The FZ 7's and 9's are both awesome bikes with...

The FZ 7's and 9's are both awesome bikes with almost unbeatable performance and handling for the dollar. I'm well over six-four and about 250. I would look like a circus bear on either one of those...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By Phipsd
Hah!!! I wish. My engineer brother has a 800 XC...

Hah!!! I wish. My engineer brother has a 800 XC and I have to say it's the finest handling and performing bike I have ever ridden by far, but it's a bit too pricey for me. The best part is the fluid...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By Phipsd
I'm retired now and my motorcycle budget is...

I'm retired now and my motorcycle budget is limited. If I want to be able to put on the miles, I have to try and make the best use of what I have. I can see where I could put the C90 to good use for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By Phipsd
Insurance is expensive here. whatever you think...

Insurance is expensive here. whatever you think it should be based on your experience; multiply by 10:( Motorcycles are a toy, if the bike is paid for I don't carry collision, it is simply too...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By Phipsd
Stephen: What you are saying about performance at...

Stephen: What you are saying about performance at speed might be a consideration if I was in the western US, but I'm in Canada. The RCMP are very unhappy that the Minister of Highways went against...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,874
Posted By Phipsd
Whatever colour that would be parked in my...

Whatever colour that would be parked in my driveway is the best colour:)
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By Phipsd
Every bike I've ever owned has had a purpose for...

Every bike I've ever owned has had a purpose for which it was suited. For the kind of riding I like to do going much less powerful but not really any lighter, seems like wasted effort.

I bought...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 224,812
Posted By Phipsd
I doubt it; but if you look at the new engines...

I doubt it; but if you look at the new engines next to the V-Rod, the common architecture is obvious. All Harley had to do was adapt existing technology to the cost and performance parameters needed...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,370
Posted By Phipsd
You make good points, but for me the NC would be...

You make good points, but for me the NC would be too much like having my DL1000: only with crappy suspension, brakes and no power. Back in the day I put many miles on bikes, including Honda twins in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 224,812
Posted By Phipsd
It's not a clean sheet design. Not even close....

It's not a clean sheet design. Not even close. They are smaller V-Rod engines.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,825
Posted By Phipsd
Actually we agree more than we disagree. I agree...

Actually we agree more than we disagree. I agree with you on the useful size of bikes and the fact that many riders whether they realize it or not are over biked for what they need to really enjoy...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,326
Posted By Phipsd
I had the same problem with my Citycom. I added a...

I had the same problem with my Citycom. I added a small amount of coolant to my overflow; ignoring the full mark but leaving some room for expansion. Problem solved and no further problem in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,485
Posted By Phipsd
The Versys is a fun bike. I flogged my brother's...

The Versys is a fun bike. I flogged my brother's Versys in the twisties and I loved it. That midrange grunty motor is a hoot.I told my engineer brother that riding his Versys reminded me of my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,550
Posted By Phipsd
Although your Magna is called a cruiser, it is...

Although your Magna is called a cruiser, it is really closer to a high performance standard. Older 80's style cruisers like the VLX or the Intruder 1400's I rode for many years with their raked out...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,550
Posted By Phipsd
Although your Magna is called a cruiser, it is...

Although your Magna is called a cruiser, it is really closer to a high performance standard. Older 80's style cruisers like the VLX or the Intruder 1400's I rode for many years with their raked out...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 491,879
Posted By Phipsd
One thing to consider. My first Gen Strom 1000...

One thing to consider. My first Gen Strom 1000 took 10,000 miles to really run it's best.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,834
Posted By Phipsd
If I needed to go that fast I would be looking at...

If I needed to go that fast I would be looking at 500 cc for long term durability. Also a small wheel scoot like the 200 is not going to have the high speed stability to be really comfortable on the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 162,508
Posted By Phipsd
I get that riding my Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom as...

I get that riding my Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom as well. I find that most older guys riding HD are cool, likely because they grew up riding Japanese. There are however a minority whose blind stupidity is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 48,506
Posted By Phipsd
Some bikes are so ugly and over the top they are...

Some bikes are so ugly and over the top they are kind of cool. That was true of my 1972 GT 750 WaterBuffalo and of this new Valk. If I had the energy, time and money to do nothing but ride; this...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 25,299
Posted By Phipsd
Burgman 400?

Burgman 400?
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 25,299
Posted By Phipsd
Amen!!!!

Amen!!!!
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 43,525
Posted By Phipsd
I had good luck with Metzler 880's on my...

I had good luck with Metzler 880's on my cruisers. They give good mileage and they really stick in the rain. Even cruisers need good grip when roads are slippery.
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