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Forum: Beasts Today, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,336
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Posted By wpbarlow
No quibble with their engineering prowess, but to...

No quibble with their engineering prowess, but to say "with a minimum amount of a time" is a bit of a stretch. The NR500 took over 2 years to get to its first race, and it took another 12-13 years...
Forum: Beasts Today, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 670,648
Posted By wpbarlow
I find your last statement very, very doubtful....

I find your last statement very, very doubtful. The CBX was very much a bike of its time and a natural follow-on to the I4s that preceded it; as well as who was running the project. The V4s came out...
Forum: Beasts Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 670,648
Posted By wpbarlow
Does anyone know if Honda had this unicorn at any...

Does anyone know if Honda had this unicorn at any of the US mc shows?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27,781
Views: 2,295,213
Posted By wpbarlow
But you won't have the cool leather ends dangling...

But you won't have the cool leather ends dangling :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27,781
Views: 2,295,213
Posted By wpbarlow
Did you ever think of putting cruiser leather...

Did you ever think of putting cruiser leather wraps around the levers? Would probably help quite a bit.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8,799
Views: 541,141
Posted By wpbarlow
So, is this game over? +10 days to set a tag?

So, is this game over? +10 days to set a tag?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10,674
Views: 677,427
Posted By wpbarlow
But only 30 days until winter starts :lol3

But only 30 days until winter starts :lol3
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 670,648
Posted By wpbarlow
Didn't you hear? 350 pounds ready to ride, 110...

Didn't you hear? 350 pounds ready to ride, 110 hp, 12" travel front and rear, active suspension, all electronics switchable off, 10 year warranty, $4,500.

Oh, and runs on wishes. And the more...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 670,648
Posted By wpbarlow
I guess you don't really understand why they got...

I guess you don't really understand why they got the protection they did-- by proving that the Japanese manufacturers were indeed dumping product on the US market. And did you know that H-D...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-18-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 395,105
Posted By wpbarlow
It is. And I visualize where I took the picture...

It is. And I visualize where I took the picture at the SE terminus of the lake as I was heading east on a small narrow road. I even remember I was on the Caponord. Just can't remember which lake.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 156,642
Posted By wpbarlow
http://wpbarlow.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/TransAlp/i...

http://wpbarlow.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/TransAlp/i-wcTn2nn/0/O/TA%20in%20Water.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-18-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 395,105
Posted By wpbarlow
Where's David?

I took this picture in 2007 in northern NJ iirc, and I've been periodically looking for this the past year and just can't find it. Anyone know where it is (or maybe was)?
...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 670,648
Posted By wpbarlow
Would you take a bet whereby someone gives you...

Would you take a bet whereby someone gives you $20 for every pound under 400 an HP2 weighs and you pay $5 for every pound over 400 as one sits ready to ride?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By wpbarlow
It is; but I have 2 gripes: 1) the museum...

It is; but I have 2 gripes:

1) the museum doesn't seem to be very well curated. I'd much prefer grouping by type of bike; though even timeline, era, or manufacturer would be better than it is. I...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 670,648
Posted By wpbarlow
Sure did, did have some minor issues though; and...

Sure did, did have some minor issues though; and you hardly ever see any without quite a few $ spent on accessories. And I've spent my share :lol3
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 670,648
Posted By wpbarlow
Please- the proper expression is "Ready To...

Please- the proper expression is "Ready To Accessorize".
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6,700
Views: 395,105
Posted By wpbarlow
Pics From My Barber Vintage Days Trip

Click on the pic

http://wpbarlow.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Barber-V-Days-Oct-2014-80s/i-bS7WPXs/0/L/IMG_6388-L.jpg (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024283)
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By wpbarlow
Barber Vintage Days 2014

My pics.

I organized them by era. Just click on the pic (my favorite pic in the gallery) to go to that era's gallery.

Pre 1960
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 80,420
Posted By wpbarlow
I've had 2 clutch slave failures myself (yeah, I...

I've had 2 clutch slave failures myself (yeah, I own KTMs :lol3)- both of which I was able to recover from easily on the road. I've also had 2 cable breaks in the dim past-- only one of which I was...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 80,420
Posted By wpbarlow
I can think of: - often less effort compared...

I can think of:

- often less effort compared to a mechanical clutch
- doesn't have a cable that needs to be lubed, or that can get clogged/rusted
- pretty much self adjusting as long as there's...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By wpbarlow
There's a 990 SMR thread here:...

There's a 990 SMR thread here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=695445

There's a 990 SMT thread here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553603

And a 950SM thread here:...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 29,369
Posted By wpbarlow
Over in the KTM booth. And inmates are bitching...

Over in the KTM booth. And inmates are bitching about it in OC too :lol3
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3,336
Views: 670,648
Posted By wpbarlow
Model for model, Honda's are usually more...

Model for model, Honda's are usually more expensive than other Japanese manufacturers. I can't see this as being an exception, and if the bike is really good I expect pricing that undercuts KTM but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 53,640
Posted By wpbarlow
Swamp Thing's younger riding brother? ...

Swamp Thing's younger riding brother?

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a116/jmidget123/SwampThing2.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 623,384
Posted By wpbarlow
Outstanding! That should be an automatic...

Outstanding!

That should be an automatic post response in any "that's not an adventure bike because ...." thread :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By wpbarlow
A true Adv rider probably doesn't care all that...

A true Adv rider probably doesn't care all that much about the bike. Unless of course you mean talking about it rather than riding it :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By wpbarlow
As soon as you find an 800cc street legal bike...

As soon as you find an 800cc street legal bike (which started this tangent), that weighs 250 pounds, be sure to let us know :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By wpbarlow
From an accident-causing pov (as people try for...

From an accident-causing pov (as people try for the best "coffee stop" discussion number), that may not be the worst idea ever proposed, but its pretty damn close :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,750,428
Posted By wpbarlow
Kind of a nothing pic, except it indicates how...

Kind of a nothing pic, except it indicates how much I like my SE :D

http://wpbarlow.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Fall-Winter-2014-2015/i-3sDMxXM/0/M/20141111_155446-M.jpg


And James-- recognize...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By wpbarlow
That's just part of the magic of an SE :lol3

That's just part of the magic of an SE :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By wpbarlow
I was making an illustrative point. Why would KTM...

I was making an illustrative point. Why would KTM produce another such specialized slow selling bike?
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By wpbarlow
It's in 2006-2009 and it's called the 950SE ...

It's in 2006-2009 and it's called the 950SE





We did- you didn't.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By wpbarlow
American exceptionalism, it's what we do best...

American exceptionalism, it's what we do best :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By wpbarlow
Nice ride today, even managed to find a new...

Nice ride today, even managed to find a new "road" or two.:D

The weather cooperated. 57 degrees at Rockwell's at 10:30, and the folks came out.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,846
Posted By wpbarlow
Nope. Gotta be a zero-sum game to some folks in...

Nope. Gotta be a zero-sum game to some folks in every mc forum :lol3.

If I enjoy my choice, you either can't possibly enjoy yours; or you're a poser.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-10-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 68,257
Posted By wpbarlow
The Next 7

Thanks Gary.

7 memorials which recognize specific military battles/actions; and the tags must be from at least 2 states.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-10-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By wpbarlow
NJ/NY, Tuesday, 11/11, Mixed Surface Ride

Kickstands up at 10:30 from the coffee shop underneath Rockwell Cycles at 1005 Rte 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY. There's a gas station just up the street from it.

I have an ~85 mile loop in mostly...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-10-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 68,257
Posted By wpbarlow
The Multi-Tags 1 Deli / Sandwich Shop ...

The Multi-Tags

1 Deli / Sandwich Shop (Sandwich Day 11-3)

http://wpbarlow.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Tags-2014/i-287bRhp/0/M/20141107_121957-M.jpg


2 Shooting Range (Guy...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 40,413
Posted By wpbarlow
I did: CB900F, VF1000F, VF1000R, (not great per...

I did: CB900F, VF1000F, VF1000R, (not great per se, but great looking and very trick), VFR750, 2 Trans Alps, 650 Hawk, RC30. It was a very good decade for some excellent Honda bikes that didn't...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,309
Posted By wpbarlow
And that's why you don't understand this bike.

And that's why you don't understand this bike.
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