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Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,759
Views: 965,083
Posted By PassTheGravy
Great story, Dan. That beautiful bike deserved a...

Great story, Dan. That beautiful bike deserved a better fate than what the prior owner gave her. Glad you rescued and restored her. She looks great.
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,364
Posted By PassTheGravy
Why buy a Sportster? My reason was very simple: ...

Why buy a Sportster? My reason was very simple: It was the bike I had always wanted from the time I first gained motorcycle consciousness back in the mid 60's.

To me, the Sportster is what a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,114
Posted By PassTheGravy
My Goldwing (GL1800) is by far the most...

My Goldwing (GL1800) is by far the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. Since I got the bar risers, backrest and highway pegs on it, It fits like a glove and feels like it was custom made just...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,733
Posted By PassTheGravy
I had one and it's about as close as you'll get...

I had one and it's about as close as you'll get to ticking all the boxes on your wishlist. It's a great 2-wheeled vehicle, and is a LOT of fun. Handles great, has way plenty of power, is faster off...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,099
Posted By PassTheGravy
My old BMW F650GS (thumper) got 65mpg...

My old BMW F650GS (thumper) got 65mpg consistently.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 50,685
Posted By PassTheGravy
I haven't read every post in this thread, so...

I haven't read every post in this thread, so someone may have already suggested it, but I think HD should buy Moto Guzzi. Think about it. It's a brand with heritage and style that the HD crowd...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,344
Posted By PassTheGravy
:rofl :clap

:rofl :clap
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,416
Posted By PassTheGravy
Eric, congrats on the new RT. I test rode one a...

Eric, congrats on the new RT. I test rode one a few years ago and really liked it. It's comfortable, easy to ride, has lots of conveniences and is plenty fast enough for me. Ultimately, I decided...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4,759
Views: 965,083
Posted By PassTheGravy
Ha! That's exactly what I'm looking for. I'm...

Ha! That's exactly what I'm looking for. I'm busy, travel a lot, and have very little free time, and I want to spend it riding rather than wrenching.

Are the regulator/rectifiers still...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,759
Views: 965,083
Posted By PassTheGravy
Question for you Nighthawk guys: Would you be at...

Question for you Nighthawk guys: Would you be at all afraid of buying a 1998 Nighthawk with 38,000 miles on it, assuming it has been maintained and cared for? Are these bikes known for developing...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 104,769
Posted By PassTheGravy
Checking in with my 2005 ABS model here: ...

Checking in with my 2005 ABS model here:

http://lesbrannon.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorycles/IMG0608/1043940912_ozjhi-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,416
Posted By PassTheGravy
For munching away big miles, there's nothing...

For munching away big miles, there's nothing better than a GL1800 Goldwing, IMO. Mine is the most comfortable bike I've ever owned or ridden (which includes cruisers, sport tourers, standards and an...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 19,169
Posted By PassTheGravy
I've always believed that unless a bike is...

I've always believed that unless a bike is intended as nothing more than a tool, it has to stir the soul as much as it fulfills a need. Go with your heart.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,618
Posted By PassTheGravy
There may be people who use a tank bag on a...

There may be people who use a tank bag on a Goldwing, but they would be few and far between. I ride a Goldwing and don't think I've ever seen one with a tank bag on it.

As to whether the Goldwing...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,224
Posted By PassTheGravy
Based on my limited experience in L.A., the best...

Based on my limited experience in L.A., the best vehicle would be a used Coca Cola truck with a depth charge launcher mounted to the back of it and a battering ram on the front. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,677
Posted By PassTheGravy
Bike looks great and sounds like you got a sweet...

Bike looks great and sounds like you got a sweet deal. There is ALWAYS someone who claims they can buy something for a price none of the rest of us can get, so ignore all that. Congratulations on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,427
Posted By PassTheGravy
I'm 59 and ride a Goldwing (GL1800). I've been...

I'm 59 and ride a Goldwing (GL1800). I've been working out for the last few years, and I'm stronger now than I was 20 years ago.

But it's still a big heavy bike, and I do wish I had a 2nd bike...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,246
Posted By PassTheGravy
Yep. The heat off the Goldwing's flat six motor...

Yep. The heat off the Goldwing's flat six motor is a long way from the rider. Just one more of its endearing qualities.

I had a Triumph Sprint that was a thigh cooker for sure.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 917,523
Posted By PassTheGravy
Always wanted a Sportster from the time I first...

Always wanted a Sportster from the time I first gained motorcycle awareness as a kid in the 60's. Finally bought one a few years ago. Liked it, but didn't love it. Sold it. But it sure was...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,014
Posted By PassTheGravy
Nate: Another thumbs up here for the GL1800. ...

Nate: Another thumbs up here for the GL1800. I've got a 2005 with ABS, and it's the best bike I've ever had. I rarely ride two-up, and I don't care. The Wing is still the most comfortable bike,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,572
Posted By PassTheGravy
Good gravy that's ugly! Let's hope the concept...

Good gravy that's ugly! Let's hope the concept artist was just having a bad day.
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,643
Posted By PassTheGravy
dogjaw, where are you located? Wanna sell your...

dogjaw, where are you located? Wanna sell your NH?
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 83,125
Posted By PassTheGravy
+1. That's why I've got a Goldwing. I've spent...

+1. That's why I've got a Goldwing. I've spent my time on naked and semi-naked bikes, and I prefer them for around town and secondary roads. But when I want to go a long way and have limited time...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By PassTheGravy
A mesh bag comes in handy for wet stuff (clothes,...

A mesh bag comes in handy for wet stuff (clothes, towel, etc.). Just put the wet stuff in it as loosely as possible, and strap the mesh bag on top and let the wind dry your stuff as you ride.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,105
Posted By PassTheGravy
I still maintain that Honda didn't want to sell...

I still maintain that Honda didn't want to sell very many of the DN-01, and priced it accordingly. I think the bike was a test mule for the HFT transmission, and Honda wanted just enough of them in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,768
Posted By PassTheGravy
This new VFR pricing does not bode well for the...

This new VFR pricing does not bode well for the anticipated new Goldwing. The decision making process may go like this: Hmmmm, new Goldwing or Lexus LS460L?
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 28,602
Posted By PassTheGravy
Congrats on the new KTM. It should be a total...

Congrats on the new KTM. It should be a total blast to ride.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,338
Posted By PassTheGravy
I've never ridden a VStrom, but . . . . A...

I've never ridden a VStrom, but . . . .

A VStrom vs. a Tiger 1050 is one thing, but a VStrom vs. a KLR is quite another. If your dad is used to the power of the KLR, I'd think that ANY twin would...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,749
Posted By PassTheGravy
Wow, I guess you really showed Padre the error of...

Wow, I guess you really showed Padre the error of his ways with that cogent, thoughtful reply. Quite persuasive . . . at proving you're an :asshat
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,749
Posted By PassTheGravy
On the gas mileage, remember that the GL1800 uses...

On the gas mileage, remember that the GL1800 uses regular 87 octane gas, while I think the HD and BMW require premium. The cost spread between regular and premium is quite a bit these days.

My...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,109
Posted By PassTheGravy
I think the red one would look much better with a...

I think the red one would look much better with a flat black side cover and cafe fairing, but that's nothing a little bedliner won't fix.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,458
Posted By PassTheGravy
Gadget Boy: Here's a link to the Fix My Hog...

Gadget Boy: Here's a link to the Fix My Hog series of DVD's. I had one when I had my Sportster, and I thought they were pretty good.

http://www.fixmyhog.com/categories/DVDs/
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,903
Posted By PassTheGravy
That big gas tank is a plus if you're touring. ...

That big gas tank is a plus if you're touring. If I was buying a commuter, I'd get the Versys. If I was buying a touring bike or a tourer plus commuter, I'd get the Wee.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,543
Posted By PassTheGravy
I think people assume that Yamaha cheapened up...

I think people assume that Yamaha cheapened up the suspension, brakes, etc. But the Motorcycle Consumer News article (a comparo between the FZ6R, the Gladius and Kaw ER6N) raved about how good the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,543
Posted By PassTheGravy
Padre, I need to go ride one. Seems like...

Padre, I need to go ride one. Seems like everyone ignores it because of the 20hp loss compared to the FZ6. But the FZ6R could turn out to be one of those bikes that really is a good all-around bike...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,543
Posted By PassTheGravy
No love for the FZ6R on this thread? I haven't...

No love for the FZ6R on this thread? I haven't ridden one, but MCN gave it rave reviews. Apparently, Yamaha fixed a lot of weaknesses present on the FZ6. And, yes, they stole 20hp but apparently...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By PassTheGravy
That's a good thing. It's about time more...

That's a good thing. It's about time more non-touring bikes have an ABS option.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,895
Posted By PassTheGravy
Did you read the press release? This new Honda...

Did you read the press release? This new Honda tranny has 3 modes:
Normal (which is probably optimized for fuel economy);
Sport (which shifts at a higher rpm for better performance); and
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,203
Posted By PassTheGravy
The triple is addictive. I had a 955 Sprint ST. ...

The triple is addictive. I had a 955 Sprint ST. From about 3,500rpm that motor just pulls like a team of mules. And the sound is like nothing else. It's a very easy motor to live with - plenty of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By PassTheGravy
I feel the same way every time a see a Honda...

I feel the same way every time a see a Honda CL360 Scrambler for sale, which I used to own back in the 70's. Then I remember that I probably pushed that bike further than I rode it, and the...
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