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Forum: Road warriors Today, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 173,307
Posted By wpbarlow
That's correct- RE badged some bikes as Enfield...

That's correct- RE badged some bikes as Enfield Indians in the 50's for the US market.

Different bikes from the Indian Enfields of the 60's.

More twists and turns in the Indian legacy.
Forum: Road warriors Today, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By wpbarlow
Only if you're man enough! ...

Only if you're man enough!

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c287/riserxx/Dumbass001.jpg


Sorry, couldn't resist :lol3
Forum: Road warriors Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 173,307
Posted By wpbarlow
The face is too different. JS at maybe a similar...

The face is too different. JS at maybe a similar age.

http://uniquecarsandparts.com/images/history/drivers/John_Surtees/John%20Surtees%20L3.jpg

Surtees had no association with the I-E,...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 173,307
Posted By wpbarlow
Ah, the frame designer. I remember a Cycle...

Ah, the frame designer. I remember a Cycle article at the time- Clymer really liked him.
Forum: Road warriors Today, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 173,307
Posted By wpbarlow
Clymer could ride backwards. If a man can do...

Clymer could ride backwards. If a man can do that, he can do anything :lol3

BTW- I think that's Cal Rayborn in front of Ago. I can't put a name to the last person, but he looks vaguely familiar.
Forum: Road warriors Today, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 173,307
Posted By wpbarlow
That yellow bike is a post war (1949) Scout 249...

That yellow bike is a post war (1949) Scout 249 Super Scout, a 440cc twin. I believe it was an engine developed by Indian.


The Indian Enfields didn't come about until the 60's and Floyd Clymer,...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By wpbarlow
With the roads in the shape they're generally in,...

With the roads in the shape they're generally in, the best real world superbike is a.....naked :lol3

Seriously, unless you're doing a lot of track days, the naked versions of superbikes are much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By wpbarlow
An interesting helmet perspective

I went to an accident management seminar today which was pretty good.

Prior to the session was the obligatory safety lecture. No new news, ATGATT saved lives and limbs, but I saw something I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 460,918
Posted By wpbarlow
I went to an accident management seminar today...

I went to an accident management seminar today which was pretty good.

Prior to the session was the obligatory safety lecture. No new news, ATGATT saved lives and limbs, but I saw something I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10,722
Views: 703,354
Posted By wpbarlow
Hey, if time is weighing heavy on your hand, go...

Hey, if time is weighing heavy on your hand, go update the maps before messing with the game :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
You'd win that bet. Maybe we should help...

You'd win that bet.

Maybe we should help them with naming.

Honda RTW1000 (could be a family of displacements)
Honda Outback 1000 (ditto) apologies to Subaru
Honda Rufty Tufty
Honda...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-26-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 460,918
Posted By wpbarlow
I'll tell you what I really hate about my new...

I'll tell you what I really hate about my new Thai bride.
She keeps leaving the toilet seat up!


I was standing on the train this morning opposite a really sexy Thai girl.
I thought to myself,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7,293
Views: 460,918
Posted By wpbarlow
Meanwhile, in Oklahoma City this evening, my son...

Meanwhile, in Oklahoma City this evening, my son sent me this

http://wpbarlow.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscelleanous/i-KRJNwkg/0/L/2015032595185625-L.jpg


Hail :eek1
Forum: Racing 03-25-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,032
Posted By wpbarlow
The understatement of the race weekend

MARCO MELANDRI

"For me this weekend is the start of a new challenge: returning the MotoGP after several years of absence will not be a walk in the park and I am well aware that the first Grand...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
We should start a pool with handicapping to pick...

We should start a pool with handicapping to pick our candidate as the first popped cork :lol3
Forum: Racing 03-25-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,849
Posted By wpbarlow
Probably takes them less time than for me to put...

Probably takes them less time than for me to put air in my tires :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-24-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10,215
Views: 655,303
Posted By wpbarlow
Where was the last tag?

Where was the last tag?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
A lot of the arguments are probably based on some...

A lot of the arguments are probably based on some level of caring about the Sasquatch and people are imposing their feelings, desires, experiences, and what they think is their certain knowledge on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
Yes, I did read what you posted- how else could I...

Yes, I did read what you posted- how else could I give you a quote from the site saying that what's represented may not be true? :lol3


WRT the 3 sites:

1 said Weight incl. oil, gas,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
But you feel everything a manufacturer says about...

But you feel everything a manufacturer says about it's product is 100% true?

100% belief is delusional at best

I didn't say they were correct, just that they disagreed with what you said, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
Edit-- what I'm writing below is from a US market...

Edit-- what I'm writing below is from a US market perspective.

It's always better to rely on wide samples when looking at this kind of information rather than rely on local, small pool, personal...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
The one with the grey and brown spray-on mud.

The one with the grey and brown spray-on mud.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
Normally you'd be correct, but the diversion was...

Normally you'd be correct, but the diversion was relevant in the context of folks making some claims on what the Sasquatch could weight. Pay attention, will ya!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
"All" is always a dicey word- can we agree on...

"All" is always a dicey word- can we agree on many or most?


Caponord has a 17/17 version and a 19/17 version geared towards more off pavement use (called the Rally)

Ducati has an "enduro"...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
First line in your link "These...

First line in your link

"These specifications are intended as a guide and do not constitute official measurements or specifications. If you are unsure please get a Honda approved mechanic to check...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,247
Posted By wpbarlow
I think the problem is that tracks aren't getting...

I think the problem is that tracks aren't getting designed these days for bikes; they're getting designed for F1, and the straights allow for being able to have multiple DRS zones and therefore...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-24-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By wpbarlow
Hardly small any more- a great harbinger of...

Hardly small any more- a great harbinger of spring

Year to year, many of the bikes are the same; so here's a few from past years
...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,247
Posted By wpbarlow
Nope, much less. Davis was firm in his crashing-...

Nope, much less. Davis was firm in his crashing- just washing out the front, TB was wobbly in his non crashing.


TB says it all himself “I’ve had a great time. I didn’t expect to win, it was...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,849
Posted By wpbarlow
Me likey ...

Me likey

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/image/archive/15archive/babedemayfz.jpg

Story at http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2015/Mar/150323csx.htm
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
You maintain it is not correct. I looked at 3...

You maintain it is not correct. I looked at 3 different sites that had the same basic info and they agreed. Do you have sites that show different?


here's another one...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
Recent Honda, and Japanese OEM, history indicates...

Recent Honda, and Japanese OEM, history indicates that they have become more aware of people "upgrading/adding accessories" from the manufacturer. Doing so is very profitable for the manufacturer...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28,254
Views: 2,408,828
Posted By wpbarlow
Here's a request-- more for the tag getter than...

Here's a request-- more for the tag getter than the tag dropper: put a comment in on what the tag was when you get it.

My reason for asking is that over time one of you might decide to delete...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-23-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28,254
Views: 2,408,828
Posted By wpbarlow
No need for the gps on the Portal tag, I know...

No need for the gps on the Portal tag, I know where it is.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-23-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By wpbarlow
1290 Semi-active suspension on the 1190?

This (and heat issue resolution) is the only extra thing that I'd really like to see (i.e., get me to buy) on the 1190. From what's been published so far, it seems KTM really nailed the settings for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
That's dry, according to Honda. Add about 40-45...

That's dry, according to Honda. Add about 40-45 pounds for 6 gallons of gas (6 pounds/gallon iirc), 4 quarts of oil, and a gallon of water and it's about 450 pounds :D

We all know that you can...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
Yet here...

Yet here http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_xl_600_v_transalp_1987.php it says the 1987 weighs 451 pounds.

I can't say for sure, but the 1987 looks identical to the 1989 model that the US got...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
It doesn't help further the discussion by...

It doesn't help further the discussion by bringing facts into the forum :lol3


I had a couple of Trans-Alps. They were terrific bikes for their time and are still pretty fun and capable today; so...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,247
Posted By wpbarlow
There was some good racing farther back that...

There was some good racing farther back that almost made up for it. I agree he's looked terrific so far (and after all he is a very talented racer), but it looked mostly like he (and his team) came...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-22-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28,254
Views: 2,408,828
Posted By wpbarlow
That's 'cause you can't play the "confused old...

That's 'cause you can't play the "confused old man" card yet :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-22-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By wpbarlow
Maybe, but all we hear about is them building...

Maybe, but all we hear about is them building ratty/junky cafe racers from small displacement Japanese bikes that many now mature old men left to rust in backyards all across the country; and...
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