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Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,202
Posted By epb
The US market isn't as important as it once was...

The US market isn't as important as it once was so they no longer try desperately to appeal to buyers here, so this reaction isn't odd to me. I still like Honda myself, though only the CB1100 and...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By epb
I had Geico and someone backed into my Z3 coupe...

I had Geico and someone backed into my Z3 coupe as well - had to replace the hood. They didn't balk a bit me going to a top shop or insisting on new parts (as you said, they're pretty rare).
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,960
Posted By epb
As someone that's owned multiple old bikes at...

As someone that's owned multiple old bikes at once (though not as many) I recommend keeping one of your old ones. Wrenching becomes fun again when you have modern, reliable bikes on hand, and having...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,960
Posted By epb
List like this say "I've got some cash and want...

List like this say "I've got some cash and want to blow it on something." No segment overlap indicating what you want it for, just models with high profile among riders right now. In that case, I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 915,287
Posted By epb
Love that '69! Man, I wish the still made...

Love that '69! Man, I wish the still made something like it in terms of weight and config (standard).
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By epb
It seems like a popular replacement for the Hawk...

It seems like a popular replacement for the Hawk GT, second only to the Versys.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 1,360,907
Posted By epb
The Huge Design Stoc RR kit for the CBR1000,...

The Huge Design Stoc RR kit for the CBR1000, though I'd want to modify it for the 600RR, which is apparently part of the design plan
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By epb
I like the Unit Garage kit ...

I like the Unit Garage kit

http://touch.cycleworld.com/all/94899#1


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-erunsdWt7yY/Ub65ASCAI3I/AAAAAAAAFUg/8Lcz8kG3ggs/s1600/Unit-Garage-Classic-Kit-R120R_intext2.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,722
Posted By epb
Depends on how well-maintained the 52-year old...

Depends on how well-maintained the 52-year old is, doesn't it? ;)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15,926
Views: 9,399,828
Posted By epb
That was my first thought!

That was my first thought!
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,692
Posted By epb
:lol3 Based on that pic, and estimating that...

:lol3

Based on that pic, and estimating that guy's about 5'6", I think the bike would work well for me (6' even) with a loaf seat and taller bars.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,480
Posted By epb
What size did you end up with? Is the helmet now...

What size did you end up with? Is the helmet now more oval-friendly?
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 1,360,907
Posted By epb
Or simply paint a modern vintage-style helmet.

Or simply paint a modern vintage-style helmet.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 1,360,907
Posted By epb
Every once in a while, I come back to this one: ...

Every once in a while, I come back to this one:

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201301/2013-mv-agusta-brutale-67-14_800x0w.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,598
Posted By epb
Bikes available today? Triumph Street Triple for...

Bikes available today? Triumph Street Triple for around town, Thruxton for fun on the weekends.

Next year? I'd go with a Ducati Scrambler for commuting and, with my retro itch scratched, maybe a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 1,360,907
Posted By epb
It's incredible but it's true - BMW is finally...

It's incredible but it's true - BMW is finally making good-looking bikes again.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 51,541
Posted By epb
I think it may be your perspective that's a bit...

I think it may be your perspective that's a bit skewed. The Sportster, Bonneville, V7, W650/800, Ural SoloT, SR400 and Ducati Scrambler are direct competition targeting the same market. The...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,722
Posted By epb
For the type of riding I do, the new Ducati...

For the type of riding I do, the new Ducati Scrambler seems like a good fit. It's reasoably light, got decent power, good ground clearance and ride height, and seems versatile.

Before it was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,362
Posted By epb
One of my favorites: ...

One of my favorites:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YoAlp2Y-vc0/TNgBMrWH4dI/AAAAAAAAAM0/4zmPJIEmK-E/s1600/HD_883_Scrambler_Extra_White.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,802
Posted By epb
You may want to double-check that. The base model...

You may want to double-check that. The base model is $8600 here, all the other models are $10k. Typically you guys get similar prices with a Euro sign replacing the dollar symbol, and I've read that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 1,360,907
Posted By epb
Itis funny how that one word - scrambler - colors...

Itis funny how that one word - scrambler - colors everyone's thinking about this bike. It seems to be what everyone has been asking for in a retro-modern standard on this forum when talking...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By epb
You'd be better off buying a lottery ticket than...

You'd be better off buying a lottery ticket than betting on any bike, no matter how beloved or respected, becoming a classic. A lot of damn good bikes never develop a following - many more than the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,482,953
Posted By epb
This thread is almost six years old and today,...

This thread is almost six years old and today, for the first time, I saw someone riding a TU250X. :)
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 1,360,907
Posted By epb
http://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_3xzEmkFkBK6_600...

http://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_3xzEmkFkBK6_600x450.jpg

Not exactly, but similar to what I'd like to do. Same color scheme for the wheels, same seat, but I'd skip the rest of the red and keep...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By epb
As someone that has owned a CB400T for a while, I...

As someone that has owned a CB400T for a while, I wouldn't pick one for any sort of custom project. They're good for what they are (reliable 2-wheeled transportation) but outside that bailiwick they...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,877
Posted By epb
I've owned three or four bikes (I've owned a...

I've owned three or four bikes (I've owned a CB400T twice, thirty years apart). I've owned many more cars than bikes. If/when I find something that weighs about the same as my 400 with, say, 15hp...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,863
Posted By epb
People tend forget when riding gear wasn't...

People tend forget when riding gear wasn't common. I come from a family of riders and in the 70s no one wore helmets. When I got one, it was taken as evidence I planned to be riding recklessly, like...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 1,360,907
Posted By epb
I can't imagine why - they tinted everything in...

I can't imagine why - they tinted everything in the matrix green, so how can you tell?
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,863
Posted By epb
I thiught it looked more like a Hot Mess, myself....

I thiught it looked more like a Hot Mess, myself. ;)
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8,660
Views: 1,360,907
Posted By epb
I re-watched the 2nd Matrix movie last week and...

I re-watched the 2nd Matrix movie last week and it still annoys me how they pretend Trinity couldn't outrun everyone on that black 996. It should have been like something out of a roadrunner cartoon.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 261,553
Posted By epb
That's a nice looking Bolt. I'd drop that front...

That's a nice looking Bolt. I'd drop that front tool kit and add fork gaiters, but otherwise I could see owning/riding one like that.
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,863
Posted By epb
You mean helmets like the Icon Sensory? ...

You mean helmets like the Icon Sensory?

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/photogallerys/635363473433234595Untitled-1.jpg

Some people just like to be different. The eyes glowing on the dark would...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8,227
Views: 3,243,421
Posted By epb
What I love about the GL1000 is that it's...

What I love about the GL1000 is that it's practically nimble now, compared to some modern standards.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 915,287
Posted By epb
It's on Harley's web site.

It's on Harley's web site.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,764
Posted By epb
Hmm, the Slurpee would aleo double as passive a/c...

Hmm, the Slurpee would aleo double as passive a/c as well. :)
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,369
Posted By epb
Nope. The Bolt was built to be Yamaha's entry in...

Nope. The Bolt was built to be Yamaha's entry in an existing market segment, like Honda's Shadow and numerous other urban cruisers. Just because a company is first to the segment doesn't mean they've...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,369
Posted By epb
I've owned nothing but Hondas but I'd go with the...

I've owned nothing but Hondas but I'd go with the Bolt. Honda claims they want to making riding easier (and they've long tried to), but wanting a motorcycle that's easy to ride is like wanting food...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,084
Views: 247,346
Posted By epb
I'm with Brett - you're talking about spending...

I'm with Brett - you're talking about spending $12kUSD for an SR400 when half the thread is people saying $6k is too much. You'd be much better served buying something that meets your needs right off...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,709
Posted By epb
Mine, the cb400 in the middle (I've sold the...

Mine, the cb400 in the middle (I've sold the other two). It really does strike me as the perfect commuter - easy to handle, comfortable to ride, I can see over most traffic with it, and economical to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15,926
Views: 9,399,828
Posted By epb
And this season's 24: Live Another Day.

And this season's 24: Live Another Day.
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