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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,634
Posted By alekkas
I find most stock exhausts boring. My cars are...

I find most stock exhausts boring. My cars are boring. I like my bikes to not be boring.

For stats, I am 49, have some hearing loss from my rock band days, always wear a full face helmet, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,801
Posted By alekkas
I had a low speed crash last fall. Pilot error....

I had a low speed crash last fall. Pilot error. of course. In the end, I was going fast but scrubbed off a ton of speed before I went down. As I landed, both arms broke the fall. My chin still...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,375
Posted By alekkas
Yeah Jimmy, thanks for posting. Everyone should...

Yeah Jimmy, thanks for posting. Everyone should know that their age, location, record, etc... means everything in cost. I appreciate you posting that info (along with what you are insuring now) so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36,120
Views: 9,393,318
Posted By alekkas
For me it was when I was 15 illegally riding my...

For me it was when I was 15 illegally riding my CR125 in a residential neighborhood to get to the next field / jumps. Old man came at me swinging a skateboard. May not be Chuck Norris, but I felt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,390
Posted By alekkas
So, this may be off topic, but doesn't it seem...

So, this may be off topic, but doesn't it seem like if the guy on the video was paying attention "down the road" he would have seen that truck's intentions early enough to just hard brake, maybe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36,120
Views: 9,393,318
Posted By alekkas
Dude, no reason you shouldn't be able to avoid a...

Dude, no reason you shouldn't be able to avoid a dude swinging a bat at you. :D
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By alekkas
I consider it a non issue, as any modern bike I...

I consider it a non issue, as any modern bike I buy will have the exhaust replaced.

On the other hand, I've always gotten along fine with stock seats and never had to replace one of those. Hmmm.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,041
Posted By alekkas
I agree - since I don't do off road. Other than...

I agree - since I don't do off road. Other than this, cruisers fit the bill nicely.(Sorry about the short quote, but I think I kept it in the spirit you intended)
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,132
Posted By alekkas
SO for REAL cheap, an additional choice might be...

SO for REAL cheap, an additional choice might be a kawasaki zr7. Ultimate parts bin bike. over 700cc's, air cooled, budget suspension, 5 speed, reliable motor ......
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 364,446
Posted By alekkas
Well, THAT is a nice pic. I'll be getting...

Well, THAT is a nice pic.

I'll be getting some US versions of that this summer...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,036
Posted By alekkas
Congrats. The road glide has always been my...

Congrats. The road glide has always been my favorite looker. Enjoy
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,041
Posted By alekkas
Hey Dynasty - just cruising around straight...

Hey Dynasty - just cruising around straight roads, enjoying the scenery, not caring about weaving in and out of traffic is EXACTLY in the wheel house of cruisers. As stated earlier, one of the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,132
Posted By alekkas
With your budget, probably best off finding...

With your budget, probably best off finding something like the GS500, Ninja 500 or 250. I think one of those with a fresher motor would be better off in the long run than a "better" bike trashed.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,790
Posted By alekkas
Absolutely agree. Personally, I simply don't see...

Absolutely agree. Personally, I simply don't see me ever having this kind of $ for ANY bike. My whole of caring for this is pulling for the story. Pulling for an underdog. Hoping the bike kicks...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,908
Posted By alekkas
Yes, that example is extreme. But in NA, all of...

Yes, that example is extreme. But in NA, all of our tires wear more quickly on the left turn side. Several articles on this. Every left turn is quite a bit farther than right. Again, this wear is...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,790
Posted By alekkas
Not sure about that C. With guitars and amps,...

Not sure about that C. With guitars and amps, there are many "boutique" builders. Some, like Paul Reed Smith and Mesa Boogie, have become mainstream successes. Household names. Many artisans keep...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,925
Posted By alekkas
Every bike I ever dream of getting - more that...

Every bike I ever dream of getting - more that you would probably guess - I'm always hopping on it at cycle ergos. Always comparing to "known" bikes for me and my comfort level... Love it.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,132
Posted By alekkas
Connies are great options. Just ended a 33K mile...

Connies are great options. Just ended a 33K mile relationship with one. Toured to the coasts. Sporty too if you can ride it. Sold the Connie for a 919 last Fall and plan on touring it this summer...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3,412
Views: 961,651
Posted By alekkas
Dude, some of us got with that high school hottie...

Dude, some of us got with that high school hottie that some others couldn't touch. Relax, it's all opinion. Exotic doesn't necessarily equate to beautiful.

Don't push me or I'll post a pic of my...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,557
Posted By alekkas
My first street bike I owned. After a summer,...

My first street bike I owned. After a summer, went KZ1000, never looked back. Nice bike, suspension was very comfortable for my GF (now wife). She did NOT like the stiffer KZ shocks!

Biggest...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 422,284
Posted By alekkas
Dude, your position looks so relaxed.

Dude, your position looks so relaxed.
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,375
Posted By alekkas
Of course you're J/K! Replacing that kind of...

Of course you're J/K! Replacing that kind of financial adviser is financial ruin - just in my understanding from those who know, of course... happily ever after here ... :D
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,324
Posted By alekkas
Uh oh. Victory motor no? First obvious cross...

Uh oh. Victory motor no? First obvious cross usage between the "two" brands I have noticed...

Edit: never mind. Just looked it up and saw it reads based on the 111 engine. The pic above just...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,004
Posted By alekkas
So, why the sale? I dream think of getting one...

So, why the sale? I dream think of getting one of these "someday." What are the drawbacks after short term ownership?
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,790
Posted By alekkas
Yes, but the Vulcan 750 did not come with CC.

Yes, but the Vulcan 750 did not come with CC.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By alekkas
Not a bad rule at all. To the OP - looking...

Not a bad rule at all.

To the OP - looking on ebay - motors that "run well" seem to be 500 or less. So, it depends if you are up for learning to do that job - and potentially a motor transplant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 15,006
Posted By alekkas
I think that was kinda one of the points. Even...

I think that was kinda one of the points. Even as his daughter spoke the words of seeing all the morning commuters' faces, he could not get "there" for many pages worth of struggle. Or realizing...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,375
Posted By alekkas
Holy shit! My first multi quote! Love the...

Holy shit! My first multi quote!

Love the exhaust - though I would never keep it! First off, better than the double stuff on the Z1000 or Ninja1000 - but mostly, because a slip on is now cheaper...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 63,537
Posted By alekkas
Absolutely - that is why the Versys fit MY riding...

Absolutely - that is why the Versys fit MY riding style better. Rode them both in some pretty tight twisties and straights to get there. I value better handling in tight fast stuff more than better...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 63,537
Posted By alekkas
Nice vids. When it comes to small touring...

Nice vids. When it comes to small touring packages, that all looks pretty tight and pretty darn complete for my basic needs / dollar ratio. And the V Strom 650 option too (although, in limited...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By alekkas
A tool kit matters to me. Just got my 919 a few...

A tool kit matters to me. Just got my 919 a few months ago with no tool kit. After looking used, spent something like $50 - 60 for an oem new from the dealer. Looks fairly complete like the OP...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 63,537
Posted By alekkas
Thanks Juice - I didn't realize there was a 17"...

Thanks Juice - I didn't realize there was a 17" alternative tire. 70 street 30 dirt or whatever - or even 80/20.

So for those wanting to do more dirt (for what it is capable) riding, at least...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 63,537
Posted By alekkas
So, reading around here, my industry naive...

So, reading around here, my industry naive opinion is that I am surprised no one makes a decent 70/30 or so tire for 17" front rims. While a 17" front is not optimal, guys seem to want to mess...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 364,446
Posted By alekkas
In Rockingham. Not too far from you is it? 4...

In Rockingham. Not too far from you is it? 4 hours or so?
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 364,446
Posted By alekkas
Not that there is too much precedent for this,...

Not that there is too much precedent for this, but I remember well Ken's Power Sports in WI selling a second gen (Maroon color) for 10.5K. It was this summer or fall. On ebay. They advertise no...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By alekkas
In that case, go with the new tires. :D

In that case, go with the new tires. :D
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By alekkas
No for any kind of aggressive riding. Just had a...

No for any kind of aggressive riding. Just had a problem with an '06 tire. Part rider dumbass and that hard tire a part of it too. If you are asking about an 06 (8 or 9 years old), I say no. ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,375
Posted By alekkas
Well, I fell in love with that motor after one...

Well, I fell in love with that motor after one ride a few years ago. Dream of the Z1000 on a lark, but was really saving for a Ninja for the fairing and touring advantage. This, changes everything...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,730
Posted By alekkas
For me it's the missing torque. My last two...

For me it's the missing torque. My last two bikes are not considered torque monsters (Connie, now a 919) but I have a big ass and I love the way they move it. The torque slanted SV or Versys feel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,071
Posted By alekkas
I had a crash in the Fall. Did everything wrong...

I had a crash in the Fall. Did everything wrong coming into a turn. Front locked out and kicked out. We were going fast but scrubbed a lot of speed off before going down. Some scuffs. Buddies...
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