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Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 85,755
Posted By espacef1fan
What I'm trying to decide is if straight rate...

What I'm trying to decide is if straight rate springs or progressive springs are better for a 500lb motorcycle in the dirt with 4-5" of travel. Thoughts?

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Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,033
Posted By espacef1fan
Im saying I dont want it to br a repeat of the...

Im saying I dont want it to br a repeat of the CB1000R vs CBR1000RR. Im thinking more along the lines of V4 Tuono vs RSV4R when I say not neutered. Im saying dont lop 50hp off the top.. 10 maybe 20...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
Ok well I got it home. Knda K761s are on the...

Ok well I got it home.

Knda K761s are on the way as is a R&G Skidplate. Rear brake caliper relocation bracket is next.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
I understand the shaft is the same. I just like...

I understand the shaft is the same. I just like the stock shifter length and am just trying to figure out the peg to shifter tip length. I believe the thruxton has more rearset pegs?

Sent from my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
Did you install that on a bonnie? Sent from...

Did you install that on a bonnie?

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Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,033
Posted By espacef1fan
GSX-S1000 killer the sound!!!!!!!!!

GSX-S1000 killer

the sound!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,033
Posted By espacef1fan
Please be a naked gsxr 1000.... no neutering

Please be a naked gsxr 1000.... no neutering
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
Yes. I loved it. I have black paint waiting...

Yes. I loved it.

I have black paint waiting for that engine bracket ;)

Its a much kinder review than I think he would give the TL1000R its replacing :)
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
I was blown away at how quick the T100 was on...

I was blown away at how quick the T100 was on real world roads. Its faster than the numbers suggest.

I'm super excited about Thursday...Bonneville DAy.. B-Day? Ha.
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
So you have a Bonneville and used that shift...

So you have a Bonneville and used that shift lever? It didnt specify a part number or model on the page you sent so what make and model and year is it for? Also how does it compare in length to the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
Get a KLR? Ugly, slow, tall and almost as...

Get a KLR? Ugly, slow, tall and almost as heavy...also lots of stuff to break if it falls... anytime 400+ pounds of motorcycle falls stuff breaks... I dont care if its an adv bike or not...
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
I too share the sentiment of riding slowly on...

I too share the sentiment of riding slowly on anything but pavement. Lots of people keep.mentioning aftermarket shocks. Guess I need to focus on getting up to speed on those

Sent from my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
Tenere, DL650 and the Versys are taller than the...

Tenere, DL650 and the Versys are taller than the T100 and atleast as expensive to drop....

Remember mine will be used and comes with a tank bag/tailbag/saddlebags and all of the power mods....
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
But the DR650 worse on the road..where I'll spend...

But the DR650 worse on the road..where I'll spend 95 percent of my time...and I'll never look back as I walk away in a parking lot and think.."hell yeah...that's MY bike" as I will with a Bonnie.
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
A trail in my mind for this bike is more like a...

A trail in my mind for this bike is more like a two track trail with ruts and grass down the middle..nothing with logs or boulders really ;)
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
Scrambler shocks are 1" taller, same as...

Scrambler shocks are 1" taller, same as Thruxton.. This way I gain a little clearance AND the bike plays nicer on the street.

It is essentially the same shock as the T100 comes with.

They are...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
I get what you are saying...but I dont see how a...

I get what you are saying...but I dont see how a BMW GS is any better... in fact its even taller, heavier. and easier to drop at low speed...and poke holes in things.

The difference in suspension...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,663
Posted By espacef1fan
Looks like I'm getting a Bonneville T100

Like the title says it looks like I'm getting a Bonneville T100. I plan on using it for mostly pavement riding and exploring gravel/dirt roads with a smooth trail here or there.

I plan on putting...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By espacef1fan
Never thought of buying something with spoked...

Never thought of buying something with spoked wheels already on it.

It's genius because its not a big deal to re-lace the thing with a different sized hoop.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By espacef1fan
Honestly I wouldnt be riding in any terrain...

Honestly I wouldnt be riding in any terrain beyond what you might take a stock scrambler over.

About the 5" of fork travel? Is that ALL models? Or just the 883r/1200r?
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By espacef1fan
What swayed you from the Scrambler to the XR? ...

What swayed you from the Scrambler to the XR?

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Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21,097
Views: 6,069,839
Posted By espacef1fan
Has anyone done the TAT on a Scrambler? I would...

Has anyone done the TAT on a Scrambler? I would be interested to see their ride report.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By espacef1fan
All kidding aside from me.. These guys have it...

All kidding aside from me.. These guys have it nailed. Modern Sportsters in particular are VERY reliable. A patch kit would be good as well as whatever tools you might need to adjust the hand and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By espacef1fan
Hammer, duct tape, and crescent wrench.:confused:...

Hammer, duct tape, and crescent wrench.:confused:

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By espacef1fan
Dual Sportster questions..

I am considering picking up a 2007 up (efi) Sporty to make a Harley Scrambler out of.
I ahve a few unanswered questions on how to do it.

Forks: What is the hot setup to not have to mod the triple...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21,097
Views: 6,069,839
Posted By espacef1fan
I understand the difference in engine and...

I understand the difference in engine and exhaust.

Is the rake difference in the frame(steering head) or just a result of the different suspension that is bolted on?

The other way to say this.....
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21,097
Views: 6,069,839
Posted By espacef1fan
Bonneville to Scrambler conversion

I've searched the thread and can't find a solid answer.

What parts must be changed to convert the a T100 to a Scrambler? How about a SE?

Both bonnies would need as far as I can tell:
=Front...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By espacef1fan
Yes weight is a factor too. Lighter bikes...

Yes weight is a factor too.

Lighter bikes are better ON the road too!

I used to have a KLX250S and it was alot of fun.(power on the street sucked..but it was fast enough to throw me off in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By espacef1fan
KLX250/DR650/etc VS Orange bikes/Huskies

This is a pretty short question.

I am looking at getting another thumper and I always see people talking about how certain bikes are more streetable than others. Perhaps I'm missing something but...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,389,520
Posted By espacef1fan
Ninja 250 guys spend as much or more all the...

Ninja 250 guys spend as much or more all the time....

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Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,943
Posted By espacef1fan
Why do you think I would regret it? Sent...

Why do you think I would regret it?

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Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,943
Posted By espacef1fan
Looks like I'm going to be leaving a tl1000r for...

Looks like I'm going to be leaving a tl1000r for a zrx1200.. will I regret it?

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Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,116
Posted By espacef1fan
I get 38 mpg in town..*shrug* this is the second...

I get 38 mpg in town..*shrug* this is the second time I've had a TL1000R. . Honestly might be the last.

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Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,943
Posted By espacef1fan
Sounds like the zrx gets the nod for the most...

Sounds like the zrx gets the nod for the most easily attainable best all around bike. The gpz 750 sounds intriguing for the heritage

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Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,943
Posted By espacef1fan
CB1100 alternatives....

Lets say the CB1100 resonates with you because of its ujm style. Lets say you cant afford a third brand new bike. What 80s(late 70s?) bike would you buy that has a solid aftermarket and equally...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,116
Posted By espacef1fan
Im on my second tlr. I like most things about but...

Im on my second tlr. I like most things about but it really need lighter wheels and less weight overall. So much so I have thinking of trying something else.... sport naked or maybe 600-750 cc newer ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,956
Posted By espacef1fan
Ninja 650 heavy? My 5'2" 135 lb wife rides one...

Ninja 650 heavy? My 5'2" 135 lb wife rides one and she is considering a heavier bike. What is your excuse? p:p:p:p

Its the only bike I have ever ridden that could be my only bike. Its good at...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,956
Posted By espacef1fan
My thoughts? Used newer katana 600/750 Used...

My thoughts?
Used newer katana 600/750
Used Ninja 650
Used cb1100
Used Bonneville SE

Of your list none of the bikes are luxurious 2 up. All 3 CAN do everything you want.


Sent from my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,547
Posted By espacef1fan
You should borrow a GSXR 600/750 and report...

You should borrow a GSXR 600/750 and report back..if you are looking for another track bike replacement. They are "sit-in" bikes. The 1000 is too if you like buying tires:evil:evil:evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,633
Posted By espacef1fan
She likes everything about te monster...except,...

She likes everything about te monster...except, she likes the red frame on her Ninja 650 better, especially the way it contrasts against the black bodywork.
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