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Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,418
Posted By aidanpryde18
I do like the looks of that bike. Throw on a...

I do like the looks of that bike. Throw on a topbox for storage and an automatic oiler to simplify chain maintenance and it should be a great all-weather commuter/tourer.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By aidanpryde18
I will definitely look into that. Thankfully,...

I will definitely look into that. Thankfully, there didn't appear to be any larege particulates in there, mostly just a soup of old gas and water. Maybe gunk wasn't the best descriptor for what came...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By aidanpryde18
Oh my god, you don't even know. At some point it...

Oh my god, you don't even know. At some point it became more about pride than anything else. Part of the reason that I used to convince my wife that going to bike-only was a good idea was because I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By aidanpryde18
VICTORY!!!!!!!!!! I used a melange of...

VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!

I used a melange of everyone's advice and got the bike started. I decided to kill two birds with one stone and check the fuel pump and hopefully drain some sludge at the same...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By aidanpryde18
I was riding it to work one day and I noticed it...

I was riding it to work one day and I noticed it felt "off". A slight hesitation on throttle opening. Finally, I was sitting at a stop light. The light turned green, I go to give it gas and the bike...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By aidanpryde18
At my wits end. 2006 V-strom 650 won't start

Last summer my 06 650 died on me while I was out riding. I think it was one or two of the spark plugs that went bad. I meant to get to it, but one thing or another came up and next thing I knew it...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By aidanpryde18
I think you misread something Cosmic, it's got...

I think you misread something Cosmic, it's got nearly 63k on the odometer.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 35,267
Posted By aidanpryde18
Reminds me a lot of the Kymco Yager, but with a...

Reminds me a lot of the Kymco Yager, but with a much better grill.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By aidanpryde18
I ride all winter in a set of Carhartt bibs and a...

I ride all winter in a set of Carhartt bibs and a motorcycle jacket that has dual liners(windproof and insulated. I have a fleece neck gaiter that seals under my helmet and under the neck line of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,330
Posted By aidanpryde18
My longest day was going from Topsail, NC to...

My longest day was going from Topsail, NC to Paducah, KY on a Silverwing. Something like 750 miles.

I almost freaked out on the north side of Knoxville because the crosswind on the interstate was...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 51,320
Posted By aidanpryde18
I did look into the Citycom but it is down quite...

I did look into the Citycom but it is down quite a bit on HP vs. the other two without a reduction in weight to justify the drop. The MSRP is the same as what I could pick up the People for so it is...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 51,320
Posted By aidanpryde18
Yeah, that is a bit of a pain, but I already have...

Yeah, that is a bit of a pain, but I already have a Givi top box and my Strom will be used for most of my long trips so I don't believe that will be a big problem.

Honestly, the biggest thing...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 51,320
Posted By aidanpryde18
I have a local Piaggio dealer so service would...

I have a local Piaggio dealer so service would not be an issue, they don't have any in stock though. The one 3 hours away is a used model. I haven't called them yet but I can't imagine that they...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 51,320
Posted By aidanpryde18
I am thinking about picking up a People 300 and I...

I am thinking about picking up a People 300 and I have a couple of questions.

I seem to remember that when the 300 first came out that there was an ABS model but it wasn't imported to the US....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,940
Posted By aidanpryde18
I have a Silverwing and when my OEM Hoops wore...

I have a Silverwing and when my OEM Hoops wore out, I switched to Diablos and I will say, they are bar none, amazing tires. Excellent grip on any surface. Never had a hint of traction loss whether...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,117
Posted By aidanpryde18
I'd like to see it come over as well. I...

I'd like to see it come over as well.

I can't see it going for any less than 9k though. That's at least 500 more than the DCT version of the X. I don't think they even make a non-DCT in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 51,320
Posted By aidanpryde18
What kind of foot room is there on the 300. My...

What kind of foot room is there on the 300. My dealer won't bring any in so I haven't had a chance to sit on one.

I wear a size 11-12. I've sat on the old People 200 and it was a bit cramped...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 263,639
Posted By aidanpryde18
Haha, that's awesome! :rofl I guess having a...

Haha, that's awesome! :rofl

I guess having a real dog in that situation would be dangerous to the dog and the rider. You'd think they would try to find something a little bit more real-looking...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,443
Posted By aidanpryde18
I really like the blacked out look of the Naked...

I really like the blacked out look of the Naked model better.


http://s1.aecdn.com/images/news/2014-honda-ctx700n-new-naked-technology-with-a-tad-of-retro-styling-55008-7.jpg


It's the same...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9,635
Views: 1,610,455
Posted By aidanpryde18
^ ...

^

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e295/Deuce2005/jimp.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 188,183
Posted By aidanpryde18
If by that, they mean that the engine is mounted...

If by that, they mean that the engine is mounted to the frame rather than the swingarm, then that would be a good thing. Better COG, less unsprung mass. It would be a huge plus. I don't think there...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,401
Posted By aidanpryde18
It seems to me that Taiwan has been in that...

It seems to me that Taiwan has been in that position for the last 5-10 years. Unfortunately, even Kymco and SYM have now risen to the level that their designs command Japanese-level prices, but there...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By aidanpryde18
I owned one as my first scooter. It really...

I owned one as my first scooter.

It really is a nice scoot for it's size. I am 5'11 with a 29 inseam. I could flatfoot it at stop signs but I was pretty straight legged. It had a nice, upright...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5,742
Views: 1,179,231
Posted By aidanpryde18
I always heard that it was based off of the term...

I always heard that it was based off of the term Squirrely Kid based on their erratic driving.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,540
Posted By aidanpryde18
There was a definite shudder on the Silver Wing...

There was a definite shudder on the Silver Wing as the stock rollers got spinning. It didn't last long and was not awful, but I put in the sliders and it went away. I agree with you on a lot of mods,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,870
Posted By aidanpryde18
You are right. I wrote that way too quickly to...

You are right. I wrote that way too quickly to fully explain the situation. That's what I get for trying to post right before leaving the house. I did not intend for it to come across that there...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,540
Posted By aidanpryde18
The rollers are an essential replacement on the...

The rollers are an essential replacement on the Silver Wing. I put some Dr. Pulleys in mine and it smoothed the bike out so much.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9,487
Views: 3,788,577
Posted By aidanpryde18
V-Strom: 62 HP @ 8700 56 ft. lbs. @ 6200 883:...

V-Strom: 62 HP @ 8700 56 ft. lbs. @ 6200
883: 42 HP @ 5700 45 ft. lbs. @ 3800

This is based on dynosheets I found through google.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,870
Posted By aidanpryde18
Honda's Integra is not scheduled to come to the...

Honda's Integra is not scheduled to come to the US this year. The NC700X with the DCT option is basically the same bike just with an ADV style and a 21 liter tank section as opposed to underseat...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,742
Views: 1,179,231
Posted By aidanpryde18
I bet some of that has to do with the fact that...

I bet some of that has to do with the fact that at least as I can tell from pictures, the NC700X comes off the line with road tires on it. Throw on some dual-sport tires and I bet it performs much...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,362
Posted By aidanpryde18
Unfortunately, even for people that ride to work...

Unfortunately, even for people that ride to work on their bikes, bikes are for aesthetics first and functionality second.

A scooter will be looked down upon always because it is simple and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,005
Posted By aidanpryde18
I have a Honda Silver Wing and I put ~12,000...

I have a Honda Silver Wing and I put ~12,000 miles on it in the last year. It was my only bike and I commuted on it every day. I also used it for long trips.

Just recently I went through the same...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 79,979
Posted By aidanpryde18
A lot of people also use the Alaska Leather...

A lot of people also use the Alaska Leather (http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/servlet/the-6/Medium-Buttpad-Deluxe/Detail) sheepskin. Medium is the size recommended for the Strom.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,580
Posted By aidanpryde18
If you are looking for highway capability AND...

If you are looking for highway capability AND in-town maneuverability, I would look at any of the twin-engined bikes. Having the engine mounted to the frame in the center of the machine versus out...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,918
Posted By aidanpryde18
My shop quoted me similar for my Silverwing. It...

My shop quoted me similar for my Silverwing. It seems most of the time is in removing/installing the plastics. If you have some way to take the plastics off then get the bike to the shop, it...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By aidanpryde18
Last fall my buddy and I rode the Devil's...

Last fall my buddy and I rode the Devil's Triangle near Knoxville and it was a beautiful and challenging ride. I guess the only bad thing is that there's not a lot of other great riding around it,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,185
Posted By aidanpryde18
You may look into a 250 if those are your...

You may look into a 250 if those are your requirements.

I owned a Yager and while it will meet those requirements, it will not do it exceedingly well. I could ride on 55 mph roads, but once there...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,183
Posted By aidanpryde18
He might be a jerk or he might be an idiot, but...

He might be a jerk or he might be an idiot, but my guess is he read the big numbers on the speedometer and confused KPH and MPH. At least if he knows better he's hoping his customers don't.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,174
Posted By aidanpryde18
If you can only afford one bike for all of your...

If you can only afford one bike for all of your riding, the Silverwing makes a great choice. I have put over 8000 miles on mine this year since I got it in April and I love it. I live in a condo so I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,683
Posted By aidanpryde18
My Silver Wing had a noticable shudder at...

My Silver Wing had a noticable shudder at take-off and I removed it by replacing the stock rollers with some Dr. Pulley Sliders. Something in the design of the ramps caused the rollers to shake for a...
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