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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 212,075
Posted By Süsser Tod
Its the way these things are. Sliced bread cant...

Its the way these things are. Sliced bread cant compare to a "rumor bike", but the very moment that bike is available for sale its the next worst thing since the first Hardly Ableson was built.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,986
Posted By Süsser Tod
The Euros? Ducati doesn't have a ST bike, BMW has...

The Euros? Ducati doesn't have a ST bike, BMW has the K1300S which is rumored to go away this year. Aprilia doesn't have a ST bike anymore.

The ST market is dead, it has been replaced by the ADV...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 251,432
Posted By Süsser Tod
They are WAY too expensive for what they are, and...

They are WAY too expensive for what they are, and Yamaha is waiting for them to die... Which will happen soon as the XT660R/X do not have ABS. There is a redesign coming soon, and I hope that this...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By Süsser Tod
Shitty beer is better than no beer at all. :1drink

Shitty beer is better than no beer at all. :1drink
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-14-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,551
Posted By Süsser Tod
Navigating with paper maps when it is raining is...

Navigating with paper maps when it is raining is no fun at all...

And I did figure out how to get to places using paper maps long before I started using the GPS; Now I never leave it home when...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Süsser Tod
ABS is mandatory for the ECE, not the USA which...

ABS is mandatory for the ECE, not the USA which is the most important market for those bikes. I really doubt they will bother adding ABS to them.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By Süsser Tod
Springs are, what, $100? I'm baffled by the...

Springs are, what, $100?

I'm baffled by the amount of people that are not willing to upgrade the suspension on the bikes. Just look at the bitchfest that is the FJ-09 thread "the suspension...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Süsser Tod
I've tried the traction control on the BMWs and...

I've tried the traction control on the BMWs and the Super Tenere... It's not as fast to react as the ABS is. When you hit a painted line in the rain without TC the rear tire will step out until it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By Süsser Tod
Suspension is one of those things that you don't...

Suspension is one of those things that you don't think it is worth it until you do it, then you won't be able to understand why you didn't do it earlier.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 304,880
Posted By Süsser Tod
I really like this bike but the lack of ABS has...

I really like this bike but the lack of ABS has been a deal breaker...

So I started researching on what would be needed to add ABS to a non-ABS bike. Everything bolts in, unlike other bikes there...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,161
Posted By Süsser Tod
None of my bikes has a soul, they are just...

None of my bikes has a soul, they are just machines that are nothing more than paper weights without a rider. It's the rider that puts the soul in the equation.

Character? I think that's more like...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 304,880
Posted By Süsser Tod
The valving sucks, spend some money on valves and...

The valving sucks, spend some money on valves and proper springs and it will blow the 07 out of the water. What I don't understand is why people are not willing to spend that little money fixing the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 44,038
Posted By Süsser Tod
GSX-Rs do not have integrated turn signals, they...

GSX-Rs do not have integrated turn signals, they are separate from the rear light.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 587,457
Posted By Süsser Tod
You motus apologysts take everything personal,...

You motus apologysts take everything personal, don't you?

It's not a matter of believing in AMURICAN MFG; It's disbelief on the ability of Motus to execute.

And at this point, a subpar product....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,694
Posted By Süsser Tod
Same place you'd get a pickup coil from? Same...

Same place you'd get a pickup coil from? Same place that sells stators and regulators/rectifiers? Same place that sells carburetor boots? Same place that carries wires, solder, soldering guns and...
Forum: Face plant 04-03-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 86,698
Posted By Süsser Tod
Why? Because it groups us all in the same...

Why? Because it groups us all in the same statistic?

I rode my Versys 22,000 miles last year, and it is not my only bike, but I don't keep a record. In the last 12 months I rode to Deals Gap twice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38,592
Views: 10,256,255
Posted By Süsser Tod
Last year when I was there in autumn I recall...

Last year when I was there in autumn I recall lots of cruiser riders riding without gloves. "It's not cold enough to need gloves" :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,565
Posted By Süsser Tod
I ride a Versys, which is without contest one of...

I ride a Versys, which is without contest one of the ugliest bikes ever and I couldn't care less. I buy my bikes to ride them, not to look at them or to pose with them.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,836
Posted By Süsser Tod
Gave them a fair chance, I'm not using them...

Gave them a fair chance, I'm not using them again.

First time it was not my choice, I needed a new rear tire in Lafayette, LA and the shop that installed the tire used Dyna Beads instead of ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,765
Posted By Süsser Tod
That part is interesting and I think is the key...

That part is interesting and I think is the key point why scooters are not selling...

1. Motorcycles are not seen as a viable means of transportation in the USA. Face it, Americans think of...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,765
Posted By Süsser Tod
And why don't you just buy the NC700X? They are...

And why don't you just buy the NC700X? They are the same freaking thing, the scooter version is only LESS versatile as it loses the fake tank, that is the built in storage and gains nothing because...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4,849
Views: 587,457
Posted By Süsser Tod
It is an outdated bike before it is released?...

It is an outdated bike before it is released? It's specs were fine 6 years ago, but today? :rofl

Their competitors have raised the bar while they can't get the bike federalized. Do you think they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,933
Posted By Süsser Tod
I rest my case. In my industry something similar...

I rest my case. In my industry something similar happens, you can either play in the "state of the art" field, which costs a lot of money, but gets you an advantage when it comes to time to market,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,933
Posted By Süsser Tod
It's not so much the revenue (dollars sold), it's...

It's not so much the revenue (dollars sold), it's the profit. How much money do you think Honda spends in R&D for those 125cc bikies? Not much, if any at all! CG125/CB125 based designs, designs that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Süsser Tod
My CBR had NO toolkit, Honda made it an option on...

My CBR had NO toolkit, Honda made it an option on 07+ bikes. I don't really care for toolkits, there is not much that you can fix on a modern bike in the middle of nowhere, if it breaks, you're going...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,411
Posted By Süsser Tod
What's wrong with that? The engine is designed to...

What's wrong with that? The engine is designed to rev, at 6K rpm it is in its "vibration sweetspot" and the bike should be uber smooth.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,411
Posted By Süsser Tod
They look too thin because of the blue reflection...

They look too thin because of the blue reflection on them, that makes them look thinner than they are.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,933
Posted By Süsser Tod
There are better bikes for that kind of money,...

There are better bikes for that kind of money, WAY better...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Süsser Tod
I said I don't trust it and I'll replace it, I...

I said I don't trust it and I'll replace it, I didn't ask anything about that.

I'm asking about new tires, and how to use two new-ish tires with some life left on them. Of course, no one even got...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Süsser Tod
Old Tires...

World is going to explode!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-29-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,987
Posted By Süsser Tod
I rode one of those three wheeled scooters, I...

I rode one of those three wheeled scooters, I think it was an MP3. It was a demo day at a go-kart track. Had lots of fun with other bikes, but that thing... I rode it a couple laps around the track...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,044
Views: 1,675,569
Posted By Süsser Tod
70,000km is not that much, and usually a bike...

70,000km is not that much, and usually a bike that is regularly ridden also gets serviced... So I'd look for the telltales of it being serviced and I'd question the previous owner knowledge about it....
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 97,354
Posted By Süsser Tod
The "issue" with the Versys when riding 2 up is...

The "issue" with the Versys when riding 2 up is the short wheelbase. It is an easy bike to wheelie, add a passenger and it wants to stand on the rear wheel all the time. The seat remains about the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By Süsser Tod
It's a Chinese clone of a TE610? :huh

It's a Chinese clone of a TE610? :huh
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By Süsser Tod
Have you worked on them, have you rode one? They...

Have you worked on them, have you rode one? They were really misunderstood as people expected them to be a competitor to the CBR / FZR / ZX-6, the GSX-R 600 didn't exist back then, and they werent...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By Süsser Tod
Go with the 750, the seat is more comfortable....

Go with the 750, the seat is more comfortable. They make for good tourers, the only "downside" is the small-ish tank.
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,986
Posted By Süsser Tod
So the DN-01 was designed by a "safe committee"?...

So the DN-01 was designed by a "safe committee"? What about the NM4?

Sure, so conventional...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,986
Posted By Süsser Tod
DCT has sold well in Europe because bikes are...

DCT has sold well in Europe because bikes are seen as alternative means of transportation. If you're looking for a good commuter, the NC700/750 series are as good as it gets:

- Low COG, easier to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7,044
Views: 1,675,569
Posted By Süsser Tod
The 2015 Versys has the 2012+ ER-6F/N engine....

The 2015 Versys has the 2012+ ER-6F/N engine. Check the CR, it is the same for the new Versys as the 2012+ Ninja 650, prior to 2012, the Ninja and Versys had different CR, in 2012 the Ninja got a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,986
Posted By Süsser Tod
Soichiro was also responsible for iconic bikes,...

Soichiro was also responsible for iconic bikes, like the 50cc Cub and the CG125, that now account for like 60% of the Chinese clones (honorable mention to Suzuki's AX100).

Don't you remember that...
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