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Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,246
Posted By vbl
One would be nice... :waysad

One would be nice... :waysad
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,911
Posted By vbl
How's that suspension? I've heard horror stories.

How's that suspension? I've heard horror stories.
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 27,392
Posted By vbl
It's funny that you rightly identify the original...

It's funny that you rightly identify the original reason cafe bikes existed - as a response to the production motorcycles of the time - and then dismiss it as a circumstance long passed when, in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,097
Posted By vbl
I'm quite fond of the concept - like a higher...

I'm quite fond of the concept - like a higher displacement Versys, or mini-Multistrada. Not sure why people are bashing it just because it's a reconfiguration of previously used components,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,109
Posted By vbl
Can you articulate what you didn't like about the...

Can you articulate what you didn't like about the Sportster Custom?
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,608
Posted By vbl
It's a bug in their application. The gray matte...

It's a bug in their application. The gray matte rear fender also overlaps the brake light.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,917
Posted By vbl
796 has a more forgiving seating/bar setup,...

796 has a more forgiving seating/bar setup, supposedly. Have a sit to be sure.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,608
Posted By vbl
I'm pretty pleased with the version I made: ...

I'm pretty pleased with the version I made:
http://i.imgur.com/rGeHf.png

That said, I can only think about BMW launching a similar program around the Lo Rider, which I'm far more attracted to.
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 51,000
Posted By vbl
Tell KTM. Maybe there's still time to make their...

Tell KTM. Maybe there's still time to make their 400 Duke reasonable.
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,332
Posted By vbl
Dunno - from the comparison on Ural site, the...

Dunno - from the comparison on Ural site, the Bonneville looks best.
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,948
Posted By vbl
Please, make mine 300cc with a real street bike...

Please, make mine 300cc with a real street bike seat. I shall buy.
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,319
Posted By vbl
Seating position. New Monsters are punishing.

Seating position. New Monsters are punishing.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 62,076
Posted By vbl
:nod It'll be too expensive but it's much...

:nod

It'll be too expensive but it's much closer to the right kind of product thinking.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 62,076
Posted By vbl
Hmm, not sure where you're getting that it'll...

Hmm, not sure where you're getting that it'll flop from the styling choices. Honda's biggest issues have been price and spinning their wheels on bizarre side projects like the DN-01 and Fury.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,029
Posted By vbl
Why so heavy?

Why so heavy?
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 473,398
Posted By vbl
I hate 100% of the videos that motorcycle...

I hate 100% of the videos that motorcycle manufacturers release. So cheesy, so overedited.
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,097
Posted By vbl
Ugh, expensive. Again.

Ugh, expensive. Again.
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,908
Posted By vbl
That seals it - I'm shopping for a Honda in the...

That seals it - I'm shopping for a Honda in the Spring. So many new options!
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 62,076
Posted By vbl
This is the most important part of the equation.

This is the most important part of the equation.
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,796
Posted By vbl
Yea, should be that 800cc V4 mini-Multistrada.

Yea, should be that 800cc V4 mini-Multistrada.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 62,076
Posted By vbl
Welp, I've gotten excited, which will end up...

Welp, I've gotten excited, which will end up being a bad decision. My hope? An 800cc V4 Multistrada-like roadbike with great comfort, low weight, belt drive and a sub $10k price.

Think of it as a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 62,076
Posted By vbl
And thank God.

And thank God.
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,355
Posted By vbl
Wish they'd kept the belt.

Wish they'd kept the belt.
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 89,593
Posted By vbl
I really wish ABS was available in the US.

I really wish ABS was available in the US.
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,568
Posted By vbl
Boner-inducing.

Boner-inducing.
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By vbl
Liability waivers?

Liability waivers?
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 16,022
Posted By vbl
Absolutely none here. Four bikes: Ducati,...

Absolutely none here.

Four bikes: Ducati, BMW, Suzuki and Honda. Next one might be a Triumph.

All manufacturers have advantages, drawbacks, awesome models and crappy ones. Wholesale loyalty...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By vbl
Thanks for the replies. I wasn't thinking the...

Thanks for the replies. I wasn't thinking the heavy fabrication stuff, more maintenance and mods. So all of the hand tools, a service stand/lift, stuff for mounting tires, places to drain oil, etc. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By vbl
City/apartment dwellers; would you pay to rent garage space with tools, stand, etc.?

Hi guys -

Sorry for the strange question, but I was wondering if any of you folks without garages at home would think about renting, by the half hour, space at a shared garage if it included all...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 52,602
Posted By vbl
Fixed. http://imgur.com/eGO6m.jpg

Fixed.

http://imgur.com/eGO6m.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,064
Posted By vbl
I love the idea of it and I like the closeness...

I love the idea of it and I like the closeness with my ladyfriend, but I hate it from a riding-enjoyment standpoint. It's a chore. Like watching Top Chef.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,275
Posted By vbl
Great, another price-prohibitive motorcycle in a...

Great, another price-prohibitive motorcycle in a depressed market.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,880
Posted By vbl
Oh, I like that.

Oh, I like that.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 46,309
Posted By vbl
I like the new Shadow, but the shitty brakes,...

I like the new Shadow, but the shitty brakes, chain drive and price make it pointless.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,007
Posted By vbl
Check check, the other Triumph dealer within the...

Check check, the other Triumph dealer within the immediate Chicago area is going out of business. I couldn't buy a Bonny in the city if I wanted to. And I sorta want to.
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,007
Posted By vbl
Triumph dealer network does leave something to be...

Triumph dealer network does leave something to be desired. I live in Chicago (the city itself) and there's nothing convenient to me. Big bummer.

The closest one (a full 40 minutes away) is a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,003
Posted By vbl
We've got one for sale here in Chicago. 2004,...

We've got one for sale here in Chicago. 2004, grey/yellow with 4k miles for $8995. All I can think about when I look at it is ripping all of the plastic off and making it a cafe racer.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14,551
Views: 705,895
Posted By vbl
Any of you Chicago road riders going out...

Any of you Chicago road riders going out regularly? I've been anti-social for too long.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,068
Posted By vbl
This, though I'll say SV650 since we're in Road...

This, though I'll say SV650 since we're in Road Warriors.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,253
Posted By vbl
My biggest issue with it - and so many...

My biggest issue with it - and so many motorcycles - is that I don't know who the hell it's designed for. Certainly not me.
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