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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,010
Posted By mojave
I owned 3 different SR500's over the years. OK...

I owned 3 different SR500's over the years. OK bike for the $500-$1200 I paid. When they were current I would have never bought one for near full or full price compared to what was otherwise...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12,198
Views: 610,773
Posted By mojave
The WR250R and regret it thread. Where galutes go...

The WR250R and regret it thread. Where galutes go to .... circle jerk? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,627
Posted By mojave
Road oriented the most fun was a 1983 XL500....

Road oriented the most fun was a 1983 XL500. Better in almost all respects than the DR650SE I had much later - a little lighter offroad, and a little gruntier and fun on road. Still, a big handful...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12,198
Views: 610,773
Posted By mojave
This thread has gone far afield... Anyway,...

This thread has gone far afield...

Anyway, last Sunday after a 50 mile loop in the El Paso's south of where I live I was so happy about the fork re-valving a local suspension guy did on my WR250R...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 694,029
Posted By mojave
Well..... look, i like these bikes too, have...

Well..... look, i like these bikes too, have owned three CT's over the years, a 1968 was my first motorcycle. And I've had a long term dream of trying to ride one coast to coast. BUT, in the really...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 45,973
Views: 9,122,325
Posted By mojave
Probby work, it's just plastic.

Probby work, it's just plastic.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,873
Posted By mojave
The Dakars have 8" travel. 8 crummy useless...

The Dakars have 8" travel. 8 crummy useless inches until you get proper springs and valving. I think 6 quality inches would mean more offroad than 8 or 10 crap inches.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,873
Posted By mojave
Later years Transalps the dry weight is up to 432...

Later years Transalps the dry weight is up to 432 and power down to 50 - , somehow I think Honda was playing fast and loose with the spec. That doesn't mean the VT didn't weigh more and have less...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,873
Posted By mojave
It might from both a compression drop and a...

It might from both a compression drop and a considerably lower rev limit. Peak power would be down quite a bit I'd think. I think the compression drop is probably less important than the rev limit -...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,873
Posted By mojave
I had a DR650 for while, did lots of mods,...

I had a DR650 for while, did lots of mods, finally sold it when I picked up a cheap used WRR. I kind of miss the DR sometimes.

Suzuki is so cheap they have essentially never altered that bike....
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,873
Posted By mojave
The little vee Ascot had about as much power as...

The little vee Ascot had about as much power as the Transalp and weighed less. I think I'd take the Ascot with better wheels, chain, and a little wind screen. Of course, a Dakar is what you get.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,873
Posted By mojave
Seems like Yamaha could do this with the 700...

Seems like Yamaha could do this with the 700 twin. At least it would have the power to go whatever speed you wanted, and hit the 400 pound limit.

I do quite a bit of offroad with road bikes. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 45,973
Views: 9,122,325
Posted By mojave
Just a random report from the wilderness. After...

Just a random report from the wilderness. After living with the WRR harsh forks for a couple years I had a local semi-pro suspension guy soften up the shim stack - $100. The forks are SO MUCH better,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
Paul - well, no. Actually I have ridden far for...

Paul - well, no. Actually I have ridden far for road than dirt over the years. I commuted on a bike in Los Angeles and San Diego freeway traffic for 10 years straight, our car my wife used. That...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
And for that they can buy the FJ. I will likely...

And for that they can buy the FJ. I will likely get something else.

As for you - go for all the "aids" you think you might need.

Today I'm going climbing on the Eastside of the Sierra with...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
That would be a pit of boredom. It's just a...

That would be a pit of boredom.

It's just a discussion about the FJ - I'm primed and ready to get a bike to replace the NCX. It's been really interesting with Yamaha rolling out the FZ's, and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
Well, I mean I have one and I don't really like...

Well, I mean I have one and I don't really like it. I've owned several Airheads and I like those a lot more. Quiet at speed? Hmmm.... Hayabusa? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 22,278
Posted By mojave
1973 R75/5 LWB in perfect nick, like the one I...

1973 R75/5 LWB in perfect nick, like the one I commuted on 1986-1989. Wished I'd never sold it.:waysad
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
At the risk of being a bore - 42 years riding,...

At the risk of being a bore - 42 years riding, 80+ bikes registered, another 40 or so race /dirt bikes. Out of that two had ABS, and I never needed it. I'm with Mr. Ashman on this.

I also think...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
Thanks, you verbalized why I'm not interested in...

Thanks, you verbalized why I'm not interested in coughing up $2500 more - I don't care about the subframe, ABS, traction control. I'll take mine with the fairing and tank for another $1000, please. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
462 pounds VS what? maybe 445? I mean the lowest...

462 pounds VS what? maybe 445? I mean the lowest you could reasonably hope this bike to be would be 445, based on the FZ. My MTS1000 was about 460 pounds. 462 pounds for a 100 HP water cooled bike...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,158
Posted By mojave
I think it was mentioned up thread but with the...

I think it was mentioned up thread but with the KLR you'll not have to ponder turning back very often. I used to live in SD and rode in the mountains and deserts quite a bit. I commuted on a string...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,158
Posted By mojave
Or get a DR650SE if one pops up in the...

Or get a DR650SE if one pops up in the neighborhood at a good price. A little lighter and more dirtbike like than the KLR and it cruises highways just as well. You'll need a larger tank for longer...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,789
Posted By mojave
The Holy Grail 400 pound 70HP ADV bike is just...

The Holy Grail 400 pound 70HP ADV bike is just around the corner... really, it is.

For those that live in the past.

The DR650 - people (me included) have been underwhelmed by that bike for what...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,309
Posted By mojave
What does "Restricted" On Board Computer mean?...

What does "Restricted" On Board Computer mean? That you have the same computer as the XCX and XCA but some functions are locked out? I assume these this is an information dash computer, not an...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 71,638
Posted By mojave
I like this moderately. I'm sure it's a fun bike...

I like this moderately. I'm sure it's a fun bike and all but except for the styling I think a FZ-07 or 09 probably scores over it in the mix of functions.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
Why is this bike in "Road Warriors" anyway? The...

Why is this bike in "Road Warriors" anyway? The Multi 1200, and the CB500X isn't anymore Adv then this.
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
Uh, I basically agree but I think you are being a...

Uh, I basically agree but I think you are being a little fine tuned on this subject. In the end we choose from what the manufacturer provides and we go have fun. I've own some 80 or so street bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
I guess I have to question if shaft drive = a LOT...

I guess I have to question if shaft drive = a LOT more weight. That alone I would think amounts to a few to maybe 10 pounds, hardly a significant difference. I owned 3 Airheads over the years, those...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
I predict: MSRP less that 10K Wet weight...

I predict:

MSRP less that 10K
Wet weight full tank ~ 450 pounds
ABS - present (hope it is dirt friendly or can be turned off easily)
fueling fixed
Chain drive (this is a given - no shaft...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 112,953
Posted By mojave
I'm so happy it's chain drive:clap

I'm so happy it's chain drive:clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,100
Posted By mojave
I'm guessing about 25 pounds up from the FZ09 wet...

I'm guessing about 25 pounds up from the FZ09 wet weight.

Styling is a little like the 1200 Multi.



now for the other shoe - XT700
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,952
Posted By mojave
I've test ridden both - 800XC and a 2013 Wee. If...

I've test ridden both - 800XC and a 2013 Wee. If the Wee had 25 more HP the decision of what is the next bike for me would be over, I'd have one. As it is I'm waiting for something else. I think the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 254,066
Posted By mojave
I think there is an extra zero

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/mcy/4663931774.html

I can't fathom an old Yami ringding being worth all that much
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 23,004
Posted By mojave
just scanned LA CL for 990's. Many Super Dukes, a...

just scanned LA CL for 990's. Many Super Dukes, a few Adventures, and a couple SM's... given the love for the rare SE, would not a SM be a good facsimile? One model had spoked wheels as I remember.
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 93,486
Posted By mojave
Of course. I'm pretty interested in the...

Of course.

I'm pretty interested in the FZ-07 too, but apparently not enough to buy one for new OTD.

Whether yamaha makes a lite or a real one I'm interested.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,346
Posted By mojave
you know the TRUTH! Based on your words so...

you know the TRUTH!

Based on your words so far I think you have an uphill battle on that argument.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,346
Posted By mojave
Great Choice! My wife learned to ride...

Great Choice!

My wife learned to ride offroad on an XR200L. Her first streetbike was a SYM Wolf, it did the job. She has a Ninja 250 now, and that may be it for the foreseeable future.

If...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 118,460
Posted By mojave
Can't wait to see a dyno curve :lol3

Can't wait to see a dyno curve
:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 118,460
Posted By mojave
Seating position is fatal for me - just another...

Seating position is fatal for me - just another cruiser. Can't see this being a "Scout".
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