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Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 398,792
Posted By rocker59
I'm pretty sure the rule books say "produce". ...

I'm pretty sure the rule books say "produce". Retail sale is a different matter.
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 398,792
Posted By rocker59
Fifty was the AMA requirement for HD. ...

Fifty was the AMA requirement for HD.

Regardless, Motus still has a long way to go.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4,198
Views: 385,698
Posted By rocker59
Actually, there have been several Asian cruisers...

Actually, there have been several Asian cruisers over the years featuring Softail-style rear suspensions...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 398,792
Posted By rocker59
+1 ???

+1

???
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 398,792
Posted By rocker59
Yes. This is like a small block Chevy. The...

Yes. This is like a small block Chevy. The engine and transmission are not of unit construction. The transmission bolts on the back of the engine.

This has worked in automotive and motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By rocker59
Probably will turn out to be a viral video...

Probably will turn out to be a viral video advertisment for some European product of some kind.

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 167,331
Posted By rocker59
Nah, it had to do with $14,490 2011 Griso 1200...

Nah, it had to do with $14,490 2011 Griso 1200 8v units stacking up on dealership floors.

For 2012, the MSRP was dropped to $12,490 and the company sold every one they made.

Piaggio did drop...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,403
Posted By rocker59
Thanks for the review :thumb

Thanks for the review :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 167,331
Posted By rocker59
That's not exactly true. Guzzi perked up...

That's not exactly true.

Guzzi perked up sales of the Griso a few years ago when they dropped the price @ $2,000 and introduced the SE version.

It's one of thier best selling models.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,403
Posted By rocker59
New bikes have the tires, too. But whatever. ...

New bikes have the tires, too. But whatever. They didn't do 180/55-17 and 120/70-17, so you won't be satisfied.

There is lots of room for Indian to do a "Sport Scout" with this platform and have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 167,331
Posted By rocker59
'12 tanks are steel. In the USA, those '12 steel...

'12 tanks are steel. In the USA, those '12 steel tanks are painted black on the Racer.

V7 production 2009/2010/2011 was plastic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32,415
Views: 7,869,844
Posted By rocker59
Those weren't their chase vehicles ?

Those weren't their chase vehicles ?
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 167,331
Posted By rocker59
No doubt the Sportster is an easy bike to own. ...

No doubt the Sportster is an easy bike to own. However, Guzzi maintenance is super-easy.

Fun factor on the V7 is high due to its low-400s weight. Sportster kind of loses out for me with the 550...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,403
Posted By rocker59
Not really. The size has been around for...

Not really. The size has been around for decades. Before metric sizing, it would be a 5.00-16 or 5.10-16, tire sizes that date to the early days of motorcycling...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,403
Posted By rocker59
It's a 130\90-16. A common size on Harleys for...

It's a 130\90-16. A common size on Harleys for many years.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,403
Posted By rocker59
+1000 :thumb 99% of my riding is West...

+1000 :thumb



99% of my riding is West of The Mississippi. The more fuel, the better. I hate making every stop a fuel stop.

There are much better places to stop than at gas stations every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,198
Views: 385,698
Posted By rocker59
What are they doing? Selling the shite out of...

What are they doing? Selling the shite out of motorcycles!

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/07/22/harley-davidson-sales-and-financial-results-second-quarter-2014/?src=SOC&dom=fb
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 40,688
Posted By rocker59
d00d.... Seriously? That bike was...

d00d.... Seriously?

That bike was probably financed for 84 months.

People are payment buyers. They will go with the lowest payment. That means 60, 72, or 84 months on shite like boats,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By rocker59
HD introduces new models at the end of July each...

HD introduces new models at the end of July each year.

Some companies will not announce next year's bikes until September / October.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4,198
Views: 385,698
Posted By rocker59
Hard? Work? :scratch

Hard? Work? :scratch
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By rocker59
+1 But luckily I ride a bike with enough...

+1

But luckily I ride a bike with enough power to pass them. And, I don't mind dispatching them with a pass over the DY. It's just paint, not a retaining wall.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 224,159
Posted By rocker59
Cool! I like it without the fairing!

Cool! I like it without the fairing!
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 224,159
Posted By rocker59
http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1991-LM-V/...

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1991-LM-V/i-9M3VNhq/0/L/LM-V%207-18%20d-L.jpg

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1991-LM-V/i-TLgJJ8N/0/M/LM-V%207-18%20b-M.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4,198
Views: 385,698
Posted By rocker59
16-Million what? One has to have a broad view of...

16-Million what? One has to have a broad view of the definition of "motorcycle". Since HD doesn't sell anything under 500cc, a fair comparison doesn't include all the 49cc scooters you're counting...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,767
Posted By rocker59
This would've been a good opportunity to stuff a...

This would've been a good opportunity to stuff a V-Rod engine into a touring frame.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,104
Posted By rocker59
In all my trips on I-40, US-412, and US-50...

In all my trips on I-40, US-412, and US-50 between The Ozarks and The Rockies over the past 16-years, I have yet to get stuck in a storm. I've seen them in the distance, but have never had to deal...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,434
Posted By rocker59
Yet, the OP left the stop with all his money... ...

Yet, the OP left the stop with all his money... :rolleyes
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,104
Posted By rocker59
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lHBZylcxIvw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xJkDphU5olo"...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,434
Posted By rocker59
That's not exactly right. It's not "illegal" to...

That's not exactly right. It's not "illegal" to carry cash over $10,000 across State Lines. You just have to be able to show a paper trail. The debit receipt from the teller at the bank would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,104
Posted By rocker59
Something to keep in mind, and you can see it...

Something to keep in mind, and you can see it each day on the radar this time of year. Look at Accuweather for a full picture of the USA: The storms blow up in the afternoon and move eastward. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,823
Posted By rocker59
There are some top-shelf options for RSU forks. ...

There are some top-shelf options for RSU forks. Ohlins makes some nice ones.

As seen on the Norton 961 SS

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20C/Norton%20961SE%20%201.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By rocker59
My take is that the typical BMW buyer did not...

My take is that the typical BMW buyer did not like the Ducati 900SS style seating position of the F800S, and bought the ST instead.

I thought the S had a real natural sporty seating position. I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,823
Posted By rocker59
The Marzocchi M1R was pretty nice. It was seen...

The Marzocchi M1R was pretty nice. It was seen on some Ducatis in the 1980s and Guzzis in the 1990s.

I have a version of the M1 on one of my Guzzis, and it's pretty good with stiffer springs from...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,823
Posted By rocker59
I've not seen any steel on the forks of the...

I've not seen any steel on the forks of the Ducatis and Guzzis I've been around.

The USD forks are lighter, stiffer, allow more bearing surface, and less unsprung weight.

They've been used by...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 398,792
Posted By rocker59
Yeah. Some day they may actually have that...

Yeah. Some day they may actually have that high-tech fancy stuff like FBW throttles, EFI, ABS, CAN-Bus, touch screen information centers, etc....

Oh, wait.. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4,198
Views: 385,698
Posted By rocker59
With Harley's huge resistance to "NOT INVENTED...

With Harley's huge resistance to "NOT INVENTED HERE", I really doubt your hypothesis.

They've been working at hiring new, younger talent for several years, now. No doubt this was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4,198
Views: 385,698
Posted By rocker59
Either way, that was a big part of Buell's...

Either way, that was a big part of Buell's "failure".
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,417
Posted By rocker59
Well, I think the bike rocks! And, glad one of...

Well, I think the bike rocks! And, glad one of the big guys is doing something with electric motorcycles! :super
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,623
Posted By rocker59
Sounds to me like you slowed down just enough to...

Sounds to me like you slowed down just enough to park yourself in her blind spot. That probably accounts for her reaction when the both of you got stopped. She lost sight of you and didn't know you...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,349
Posted By rocker59
"Woe". But yeah.

"Woe".

But yeah.
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