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Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By LandPirateMBC
The ninja and vfr actually sold before I got to...

The ninja and vfr actually sold before I got to the dealer which narrowed the choices down haha. But in the spirit of making quick decisions, I ended up signing on a 2008 versys, low miles and only...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By LandPirateMBC
I definitely agree on resale value, plus its...

I definitely agree on resale value, plus its performance is dead center of the bunch. Highest ticket price though and arguably the least fun.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Suggestions

I've owned about 30 bikes in my life of all shapes and sizes. Ranging from small Honda cubs to a 91 vfr750 and a yamaha virago 1100. I have been car commuting for the last year but my wife's car...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,304
Posted By LandPirateMBC
The ct110 would handle it easy but is technically...

The ct110 would handle it easy but is technically a motorcycle so it wouldn't really fit the mold. If you want a true scooter adventure the Vespa P series or genuine stella would be perfect. Flats...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-12-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 183,462
Posted By LandPirateMBC
If it hits the US I'll definitely be buying one....

If it hits the US I'll definitely be buying one. Seems small enough to have fun thrashing but big enough to actually respect it for a commute. It will need to be priced less than the cbr 250r...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,364
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Buy the Sr50. Its more fun, more reliable, and...

Buy the Sr50. Its more fun, more reliable, and will have a better resale value. Also the 2 stroke performance upgrades are endless. It will take you anywhere that kymco will just a bit slower.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By LandPirateMBC
@page62 im 5'11 180lbs. So not the biggest dude...

@page62 im 5'11 180lbs. So not the biggest dude but space could become an issue on long treks. I considered that 250sf of yours but they are rare on the used market and priced above the cbr 250r...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By LandPirateMBC
New bike advice?

I'm currently commuting daily on a 1978 Suzuki GS400. It's got enough power to pull me at 70- 75mph on the hwy without crazy vibrations or struggling too much , six speed tranny and has never failed...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Turn out bike bandit has a 2 into 1 megaphone...

Turn out bike bandit has a 2 into 1 megaphone exhaust that will lower the weight, add to the ground clearance and provide a little more power. Its about $300. So that's the plan unless something...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Suzuki GS400 advice

Just added a 78 gs400 to the stable. Anyone have experience in performance parts for them? Mostly looking for an exhaust upgrade. The previous owner ditched the stock exhaust and added a straight...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Nighthawk 250 help

The headlight on my nighthawk suddenly went out a couple days ago. Its come back on for very short periods of time over the last couple days but never stays on very long so I ruled out the bulb...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,398
Posted By LandPirateMBC
1972 cb175 help

just got my hands on a 1972 cb175 and am trying to get it going. Hopefully someone has answers to my questions or helpful suggestions. Previous owner says it wasnt running due to an electrical...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Laugh I started out by picking up this little gem for...

I started out by picking up this little gem for $475

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/13048_1293973985228_1106667645_30934540_4007370_n.jpg

After the satin black paint job and a little...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,551
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Agreed! The honda elite 250 is the only big...

Agreed! The honda elite 250 is the only big scooter that doesnt make me want to instantly vomit.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Never rode a Buell yet one of my friends does...

Never rode a Buell yet one of my friends does have a Ulysess that i may take for a spin soon. I wouldn't ever compare ratings to buy a motorcycle, riding them is obviously the best bet, but once you...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,513
Posted By LandPirateMBC
I agree with what all the people are saying about...

I agree with what all the people are saying about the vfr. Sounds perfect for you. I have one and its a dream.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7,347
Views: 1,085,312
Posted By LandPirateMBC
I want!

can you give me some info on that yoshi pipe? will it fit a 91? performance improvement? straight bolt on or custom fab?
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 483,950
Posted By LandPirateMBC
I have a 1991 vfr 750 that never lets me down in...

I have a 1991 vfr 750 that never lets me down in the fun aspect. Some say its not too good on the eyes compared to other sporty bikes but its plenty quick and easy to whip around. I passed on hard...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By LandPirateMBC
give em a break sheesh

Ive never had any issue with malware from the site and I check it out 3-4 times a week avoid pop ups, don't click silly links about how you won the kenyan lottery and you're in the clear. I would say...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Bikez.com

Anyone else spend entirely too much time comparing bike ratings on bikez.com? My 1991 Vfr got a 78.4. The highest score one of my bikes has gotten was my 1975 rd350 at 81.3. How are your bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7,347
Views: 1,085,312
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Recently picked up the bike I had been lusting...

Recently picked up the bike I had been lusting over for years, a honda vfr but now I kinda wanna add a little suz savage bobber to the stables something real simple, small and reliable, all chopped...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,602
Posted By LandPirateMBC
That thruxton handlebar is more comfy.. Just...

That thruxton handlebar is more comfy.. Just sayin...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By LandPirateMBC
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420...

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420490_3207648825903_1106667645_33386926_557425755_n.jpg


Here she is ready for action, If you look really closely at the opening in that side...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By LandPirateMBC
I cleaned off all the melted plastic and clipped...

I cleaned off all the melted plastic and clipped the wires a tad bit to get a clean unscorched end. Since all six wires were red no color matching could be done so i simply attached each wire to an...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Honda vfr electrical issue

While riding last night (1991 vfr 750) i caught the distinct smell or burning plastic. I pulled over and noticed the a white plastic connector on the right side of my bike towards the front had...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 483,950
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Got the new regulator installed but the battery...

Got the new regulator installed but the battery is toast just bought it a couple days ago but its not holding a charge. Was told by Batteries plus that I need a 12-ABS battery for it. but the shop I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 483,950
Posted By LandPirateMBC
And to answer your question, VFR for sure! My 750...

And to answer your question, VFR for sure! My 750 is fairly cheap to insure, wayyy cheaper than the ninja 650 I had so i assume it would be scary how much cheaper it is than a ninja1000. Its plenty...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 483,950
Posted By LandPirateMBC
I ordered a regulatory rectifier to get my gen 3...

I ordered a regulatory rectifier to get my gen 3 back on the road. Anyone done this repair themselves? I usually only tackle carbs and cables myself but looking at the part it kinda seems like it'll...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 483,950
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Tracked a solid deal for one down on ebay, The...

Tracked a solid deal for one down on ebay, The veefer should be back on the road in three days =)
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 483,950
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Just ordered a new givi rack buuuut reg rectifier...

Just ordered a new givi rack buuuut reg rectifier just blew. Wheres the cheapest place to track one down online for a generation 3?
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 483,950
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Are you guys buying the pelican cases and givi...

Are you guys buying the pelican cases and givi rack online or in a local dealer?
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 483,950
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Luggage

Thinking about putting hard cases on the 1991. Any suggestions?
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Those seats are ugly as piss but sooo comfy for...

Those seats are ugly as piss but sooo comfy for you and your passenger is in heaven too. I put thousands of miles on my 1995 virago with my lady on the back and it was smooth sailing. I swapped the...
Forum: Vendors 01-08-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,833
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Motosport is legit, bought exhaust wrap and a...

Motosport is legit, bought exhaust wrap and a helmet from them was real happy with both transactions
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 483,950
Posted By LandPirateMBC
I like the pipe, Looks good and I'd say it sounds...

I like the pipe, Looks good and I'd say it sounds "throaty" good deep tone. It is louder than other i've heard but sometimes loud is good, atleast here in atlanta where people have decided using turn...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 483,950
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Just traded off my old cruiser and picked up this...

Just traded off my old cruiser and picked up this 1991


http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/408780_2896421005402_1106667645_33253395_72027715_n.jpg


...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By LandPirateMBC
And here's the virago that I let go of. ...

And here's the virago that I let go of.


http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/408780_2896421005402_1106667645_33253395_72027715_n.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By LandPirateMBC
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/377...

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/377079_2918972329171_1106667645_33265651_541845957_n.jpg


Here she is. Insurance rate went waayyyy up but its a more fun riding experience way...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By LandPirateMBC
Picked up the VFR750 today and so far I love it....

Picked up the VFR750 today and so far I love it. Handles awesome and is amazingly fast.
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 48,824
Posted By LandPirateMBC
RD 350 for sure

Mine had a rubber band for a frame, front wheel never saw the ground which meant lots of lost fork seals, Fouled plugs left and right. Charging system kept failing and I pushed it more then I drove...
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