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Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 296,872
Posted By rocker59
Not much...

Not much...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,178
Posted By rocker59
"it" :lol3

"it"


:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 296,872
Posted By rocker59
The owner participates in a Guzzi forum that I...

The owner participates in a Guzzi forum that I moderate. He seems like a good guy.

And, all the Guzzisti in the area that have dealt with him have only had good things to say.

Dealers are...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,178
Posted By rocker59
Erik Buell is a true enthusiast, and I hope he...

Erik Buell is a true enthusiast, and I hope he continues past this receivership.

Some company that "gets it" needs to pick him up. HD and HERO pulled the plug because they didn't "get it"... Not...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 296,872
Posted By rocker59
Good, enthusiastic bunch there at C&D. :thumb

Good, enthusiastic bunch there at C&D. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,178
Posted By rocker59
That would be cool.

That would be cool.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,178
Posted By rocker59
damn... :bluduh Sounds like HERO pulled the...

damn... :bluduh

Sounds like HERO pulled the plug...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By rocker59
Anyone else wearing the Olympia Odyssey ?? :ear

Anyone else wearing the Olympia Odyssey ?? :ear
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 551,712
Posted By rocker59
For fuck's sake! Why do people keep bringing up...

For fuck's sake! Why do people keep bringing up this cruiser thingy in a sport-touring thread?

:kboom
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By rocker59
The Triumphs are nice motorcycles. 100 miles...

The Triumphs are nice motorcycles.

100 miles is what? Two hours of backroads ride time? 1.5 hours?

Anything can be comfortable and fun for 100 miles...

And, the Triumphs will be more than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,232
Posted By rocker59
Me, too. Been there, done that. ...

Me, too. Been there, done that.

Motorcycling, for me, is not a group activity.

I do attend campouts/rallies/events, but I usually ride there and back alone, or occasionally with one or two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,232
Posted By rocker59
If this had been a line of cars running the...

If this had been a line of cars running the typical 2 second following distance, this still would've been a multiple vehicle accident.

You get someone crossing the centerline at highway speeds in...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By rocker59
Walk to Tia Sofia's on San Francisco Street, for...

Walk to Tia Sofia's on San Francisco Street, for breakfast...

:deal
Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By rocker59
I love Garrett's! For price, location,...

I love Garrett's! For price, location, convenience, it can't be beat!

1950s motel vibe, so definitely not the nicest place in town. If more luxury is required, then LaFonda or Loretto, or the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 37,394
Views: 9,810,491
Posted By rocker59
I ride sportsbikes 2-up. Tens of thousands of...

I ride sportsbikes 2-up. Tens of thousands of 2-up miles on bikes most people wouldn't ride 2-up on...

I request my passengers to put their arms around me and sit close when riding curvy...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 551,712
Posted By rocker59
For me it is. Some people want appliances...

For me it is.

Some people want appliances that disappear beneath them.

Others of us want to know there is a machine conveying us down the road.
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 551,712
Posted By rocker59
What was so bad about it? Those are great...

What was so bad about it?

Those are great motorcycles!
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By rocker59
1949 Hydra Glide had telescopic front forks. ...

1949 Hydra Glide had telescopic front forks.

1958 Duo Glide got new frame with rear suspension.

1965 Electra Glide got electric start.

Prior to 1980, all FL frames were rigid engine...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By rocker59
FL frame was upgraded in 2009 model year, and is...

FL frame was upgraded in 2009 model year, and is much stiffer than previous rubber-mount FL frames.

Current FL ride and handling is light years ahead of any stock 4-speed Shovel.

The cornering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,468
Posted By rocker59
In slow-mo, it looks like the oncoming Monster...

In slow-mo, it looks like the oncoming Monster rider was target-fixated on the car. He almost hit the car!

Looks to me like the KTM rider was setting up to pass that car on the exit of the...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By rocker59
Gateway to Telluride is 100 miles. 200 miles...

Gateway to Telluride is 100 miles. 200 miles round trip. It's some fantastic riding.

Moab to Gateway is 60 miles. 120 miles round trip. Beautiful country.

If you left early, and only...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-30-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,378
Posted By rocker59
That plan included rail and pipeline, along with...

That plan included rail and pipeline, along with highway on the bridge.

Having a rail link would provide cost effective transport quicker than shipping schedules might allow.

A similar scheme...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 407,204
Posted By rocker59
Nice perspective! :thumb

Nice perspective!

:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 259,348
Posted By rocker59
They look good in that bright Guzzi red! ...

They look good in that bright Guzzi red!

:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 102,795
Posted By rocker59
They've been using those same elbows since the...

They've been using those same elbows since the fuel pumps went into the tanks in 2002/2003.

There are no reports of them being affected by Ethanol.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,410
Posted By rocker59
Over the years, I've had a bunch of near-misses...

Over the years, I've had a bunch of near-misses from behind. Not just on the bike. In a car, too.

I know that left-turners at intersections are one of the highest threats to motorcyclists, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,410
Posted By rocker59
slowing to 20 mph on a highway, with known...

slowing to 20 mph on a highway, with known traffic following? :eek1

-keep an eye on the mirrors

-turn on hazards, if you have them

- flash brake lights enthusiastically

-move to the far...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-30-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,801,563
Posted By rocker59
Nothing to suspect. it's true. The swingarm...

Nothing to suspect. it's true.

The swingarm is hung off the back of the transmission.

Back in the desert racing days of the TT-R, modified Tonti swingarms and rear drives were used on the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 296,872
Posted By rocker59
You're kidding, right? There are campouts,...

You're kidding, right? There are campouts, rallies, and "not-a-rallies" all over the country beginning in March and going through November. You could ride to a Guzzi event somewhere in The USA...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 407,204
Posted By rocker59
Had to watch it twice, but yeah. Something to do...

Had to watch it twice, but yeah. Something to do with those slightly darker patches of pavement.

Not a lot of lean angle, so those patches must be (relatively) slick.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 8,722
Posted By rocker59
Oh, FFS... :rolleyes

Oh, FFS... :rolleyes
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 8,722
Posted By rocker59
Feel free to get the Constitutional Amendment...

Feel free to get the Constitutional Amendment ball rolling on that one...




Who the fuck cares what Canadians do?

But to answer your question, license plates are issued by the Provinces up...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By rocker59
Get the vent. Adding air to the low pressure...

Get the vent.

Adding air to the low pressure area behind the screen will reduce noise and buffeting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 61,939
Posted By rocker59
You forgot the "classic rock" blaring out of the...

You forgot the "classic rock" blaring out of the RV's speakers and the barely muffled bargain basement generator blocking out all the quiet...

:kboom
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 207,541
Posted By rocker59
Likely? There is no "likely". The V7 II...

Likely? There is no "likely".

The V7 II has ABS and traction control. It also has a 6-speed transmisison.
...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By rocker59
A good fuel cell or container is as safe, or...

A good fuel cell or container is as safe, or safer than the fuel tank between your legs.

:dunno
Forum: Americas 03-20-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By rocker59
Bloomfield NM to Neosho MO on 2-lanes. ...

Bloomfield NM to Neosho MO on 2-lanes.

US-64, NM-72, NM456 (some gravel), OK-325, US-64, US-60.

https://goo.gl/maps/uJmxp

From Neosho, you can either go on East and grab US-160 across...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 551,712
Posted By rocker59
Test mules.

Test mules.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 551,712
Posted By rocker59
And compared to something like a Ducati ST4S, the...

And compared to something like a Ducati ST4S, the MOTUS is a fat pig.
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 551,712
Posted By rocker59
Well clue us in, then, because your previous post...

Well clue us in, then, because your previous post sure didn't...



Because MOTUS has not put any racebikes in the hands of privateers, and has not sold any low production, hand built examples of...
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