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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 111,474
Posted By Defconfunk
My pictures, but not my bike. ...

My pictures, but not my bike.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7hfhu5tA31rwruaho1_1280.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7hfhu5tA31rwruaho3_1280.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 96,487
Posted By Defconfunk
I think I'm the only person on here who is...

I think I'm the only person on here who is pleased with the announcement of the F700GS.

Here's why:

Renaming it is good. The having two 650s (in name) was too confusing. It made talking about...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,103
Posted By Defconfunk
Finally understand the Ninja 400

I've owned a ZZR-250. I completely understand why people buy and love Ninja 250s. I currently ride a SV650N, so I understand people who buy the Ninja 650. What I never understood until yesterday was...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 18,645
Posted By Defconfunk
I currently ride an SV650N in Ontario and Quebec....

I currently ride an SV650N in Ontario and Quebec. I like lack of windscreen because the wind reminds me when I'm going too fast (only applicable to 80+ roads, wouldn't have helped you doing 99 in a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,196
Posted By Defconfunk
My dad has a 1000DS. Great bike. It is a sport...

My dad has a 1000DS. Great bike. It is a sport bike pretending to be a standard. The only things I'd warn against are (but since you've owner Ducs before, I doubt any of this is new to you):

1-...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,129
Posted By Defconfunk
Ninja 250, 400, 650, or 1000? 250: honda...

Ninja 250, 400, 650, or 1000?

250: honda CBR 250 w/ABS
400: ?
650: Suzuki Gladius w/ABS or SVS w/ABS
1000: Honda CBF1000? I think that has an ABS option.

I'm kinda vague on the whole "love...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,831
Posted By Defconfunk
I like it when people are honest with themselves...

I like it when people are honest with themselves about stuff like this :) I can understand the "just want one".

As I said earlier, 80s bikes hit a special spot for me, and you could totally get a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,831
Posted By Defconfunk
Sorry, Robbie, I nuked that post after reading...

Sorry, Robbie, I nuked that post after reading some of the OPs other threads. It seems he has an SV650. So my advice to look at an old 80s bike seemed kind of pointless. I wrote it uner the...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By Defconfunk
The Zox RoostRx is also a pretty good helmet in...

The Zox RoostRx is also a pretty good helmet in this style for a good price ($130cnd). I found the helmet felt better than the Icon Variant. If I'd known they offered different sized cheek pads, I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By Defconfunk
Do it.

I've got a Suzuki SV650. I've looked at Hyosung's, and while they are similar, they fit & finish is no where near as good. A five year old Hyo looks more like a 15 year old japanese bike.

That...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-12-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,983
Views: 1,512,116
Posted By Defconfunk
I'm rather pleased with these, especially since...

I'm rather pleased with these, especially since they were taken on a phone (Sony Arc, using Vingette) with no cropping or changes beyond what the phone did automatically.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,002
Posted By Defconfunk
Yes. My ZZR-250 (essentially same bike)...

Yes.

My ZZR-250 (essentially same bike) would do 130km/h endlessly with no problem other than the vibes numbing my hands. Vibes weren't an issue for me at more normal/legal speeds. I'm 6' and was...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,106
Posted By Defconfunk
Update

I thought I'd update this thread, since I've now had the helmet for a year.

I wore it for over 1000kms of riding in Mexico, some commuting aroudn town, and I just finished wearing it for 1600kms...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 103,322
Posted By Defconfunk
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wQ65CqlcXYM/TkK...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wQ65CqlcXYM/TkKVhw1uhUI/AAAAAAAABVU/djC8-Nlc_cM/s800/2011-08-06-07-33-13-248.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,019
Posted By Defconfunk
If you are considering the ninjette, also...

If you are considering the ninjette, also consider the Ninja 500... better suspension than a 250, mawr pow-aar (it's relative), and aroudn here, often cheaper. $2500Cnd gets you a nice used Ninja500...
Forum: Canada 07-19-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Defconfunk
Question How was Tally Hill road? Or whatever it is...

How was Tally Hill road? Or whatever it is called, you turn left off 511 and meet up with the 509 eventually. I'd be looking to do it on a street bike. I don't mind a bit of dirt road, just not lose...
Forum: Canada 07-18-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By Defconfunk
Question Help with ancient history in Duncan

This board seems to have a few people in Duncan BC, so I'm trying to get a bit of help on the family history.

My Grand Father, Ron MacNeill, owned and operated a motorcycle and bicycle store in...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By Defconfunk
Bought a Corbin for my 650N, didn't like it. It...

Bought a Corbin for my 650N, didn't like it. It passed along way too many vibes (especially at 4000 - 4500 rpm where I spend most of my commute). It also is very dished, so you stay in basically one...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,886
Posted By Defconfunk
Like Bueller, I can only say what I like. ...

Like Bueller, I can only say what I like.

My (non-stock) SV puts a huge s*** eating grin on my face every time I ride it. And since I'm commuting on it every day right now, that says something...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,886
Posted By Defconfunk
Lots of comments on the performance, but there...

Lots of comments on the performance, but there are other distinctions on the feel of the bike based on engine layout.

For me, width is a big one. I like a narrow bike. An I4 produces a fairly...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,128
Posted By Defconfunk
I've bought 3 bikes, and never test rode any of...

I've bought 3 bikes, and never test rode any of them (although the first one, I did test ride a similar bike first, just not the exact bike I ended up buying). I suppose I'm not picky because I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Defconfunk
Wrong on two counts :loaded (but the 1600 was a...

Wrong on two counts :loaded
(but the 1600 was a typo)

Yes, I did miss read that. roughly 100 000 bikes a year makes a lot more sense.

So, how many bikes does Ducati make in a year? I recall...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Defconfunk
BMW sure is niche...

I'm not really adding anything of value here, just read an article on the size of BMW and was amazed.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,930
Posted By Defconfunk
A guy at my office rides one of these. He jests...

A guy at my office rides one of these. He jests it is the slowest bike he's ever owned. There's too much torque; any time he tries to go fast he just ends up lighting up the back wheel :evil

I...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Defconfunk
I've got the newer ones with the digital...

I've got the newer ones with the digital controller. I love 'em.
My buddy has the older ones with the analogue dial controller, he loves them.

Well worth the investment.
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By Defconfunk
This is going to sound backwards, but if you can,...

This is going to sound backwards, but if you can, order from a Canadian site.

I've got nothing against NewEnough, I've had nothing but amazing service from them. The issue is Joe Rocket USA.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3,983
Views: 1,512,116
Posted By Defconfunk
Eek Is that an aftermarket fairing on that Hyosung?...

Is that an aftermarket fairing on that Hyosung? That looks amazing. I'm certain that the last GT250R I saw was no where near that good looking...

Edit: Seems I'm out of touch. A google search...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 106,339
Posted By Defconfunk
Just looked over the US suzuki page. We're still...

Just looked over the US suzuki page. We're still getting them up North, so I figured you'd be as well. Shame you aren't. Not that used models are terribly hard to find. Well, given how badly naked...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 106,339
Posted By Defconfunk
http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/suzuki-history/...

http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/suzuki-history/2001/2001_GS500E_red_450.jpg

You can stil lbuy one of these new.
Air cooled 500cc ptwin. Pretty darned close to the old GS450 of the 80s, just...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,431
Posted By Defconfunk
In Canada it isn't $100. For a new rider it can...

In Canada it isn't $100. For a new rider it can be $1000 difference. Seriously. Now, the OP is an experienced rider, so the difference will probably be closer to the $100, but even for me (with three...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,106
Posted By Defconfunk
I have a naked SV650. I thought that since I...

I have a naked SV650. I thought that since I wouldn't have to remove any plastics working on it would be a breeze.

Well, sort of. Oil changes are a joke (but they should be). Accessing the air...
Forum: Canada 04-25-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Defconfunk
Rob @ Bytown Motorcycle Repair He's a one man...

Rob @ Bytown Motorcycle Repair
He's a one man shop, so turn around can be a bit long. He specializes in 80s bikes, but then the KLR is basically an 80s bike.

Jon @ Hybrid Racing
Also a one man...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,954
Posted By Defconfunk
For a little bike, I like the looks. Compared to...

For a little bike, I like the looks. Compared to a similar bike available in Canada (CBR125, Kymco 150) I think it is an attractive package. Of course, I also like the look of the Bajaj 200s that are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,537
Posted By Defconfunk
Typo? You think a 500 isn't any good for a...

Typo?
You think a 500 isn't any good for a 75mph road? :eek1
Try another 500 then. My ZZR-250 would do 80mph for hours straight without any issue. Passing from that speed was a slow process, but...
Forum: Canada 02-01-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,199
Posted By Defconfunk
I did a quote with TD after all the good words...

I did a quote with TD after all the good words here. Anyways, With TD full coverage looks to be about $50-$100 less than just fire&theft with Economical. A full insurance move to them would save me a...
Forum: Canada 01-28-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Defconfunk
Thanks for the replies so far. As for my...

Thanks for the replies so far.

As for my friend, he's about 5'10", 32" inseam (I think), and pretty fit.

Personally, I'd like to see him on something smaller than a 650. I'm not sure on Alberta...
Forum: Canada 01-28-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Defconfunk
Good shop for a new guy in Calgary?

I'm neither in Calgary, nor that new. But my buddy is both.

I've given him the usual advice (take the course, start used & small, sit on every bike you possibly can, try on every piece of gear...
Forum: Canada 01-28-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Defconfunk
I went last year, and it wasn't crap, but it was...

I went last year, and it wasn't crap, but it was what it was - a small show put on by the local dealers without factory support.

Expect to see whatever bikes the dealers bring in, not concepts...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By Defconfunk
Define "too small"? The DR400 has a seat 2"...

Define "too small"? The DR400 has a seat 2" HIGHER than the KLR or DR650. It makes less power, but not by that much.

Review of the DR400 on Cycle World right now:...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By Defconfunk
If you like the classic look, the Suzuki TU-250...

If you like the classic look, the Suzuki TU-250 fits the bill. Not sure on leg room for you though. Also, being a fairly new bike, it may be harder to find a used example at a good price.

The...
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