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Forum: Face plant 09-05-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,743
Posted By latigid
glad you're OK...I ride harriman all the time and...

glad you're OK...I ride harriman all the time and all the deer up there make me shudder.

As much as I'm up there I have too many close calls up there with critters to count but one of my closest...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,969
Posted By latigid
I have a 04 bonnie and an 05 sv650s. Not...

I have a 04 bonnie and an 05 sv650s.

Not exactly apples to apples for what you're looking at but pretty close. If I had to choose one to keep it would be the bonnie. It's marginally more...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,446
Posted By latigid
I ride 2-up quite a bit on my bonnie. Its an 04...

I ride 2-up quite a bit on my bonnie. Its an 04 bonnie black that has low bars and rearsets on it.

It works great for the wife and I. the engine isn't overly powerful and the suspension is a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 665,404
Posted By latigid
Good stuff guys...can't wait for more updates.

Good stuff guys...can't wait for more updates.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 384,433
Posted By latigid
Thumb my sv doing what it does best ...

my sv doing what it does best

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5hQGBS4eY
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,635
Posted By latigid
add another er6-1 user. beware however...

add another er6-1 user.

beware however that the wires are thin. be sure to pull them out of your ears by the plastic bit and not the wires.

also try not to have them get yanked out of your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,217
Posted By latigid
thanks for saying what I was just about to. ...

thanks for saying what I was just about to.

a 650 or similar sized twin is not an ideal beginner bike, and I never said it was. I just think a twin is a much better choice (for the reasons...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,217
Posted By latigid
Have him browse Face Plants and then see how he...

Have him browse Face Plants and then see how he feels.

If he has to go 650 or up, the sv650 or er6n aren't too bad for beginner bikes. more power than he'll need but not outrageous. steer him...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,955
Posted By latigid
I was riding pillion on my brother's bike years...

I was riding pillion on my brother's bike years ago and we had a deer run AT us as he was hard on the brakes. thank god for ABS because without it we would have nailed it. The deer swerved at the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,013
Posted By latigid
I ride 2-up on a bonneville...so hardly...

I ride 2-up on a bonneville...so hardly "crotch-rocket shit".

hands on the tank prevents the helmet banging on braking and on acceleration her hands naturally fall to my thighs/waist area. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,013
Posted By latigid
telling that to your woman before she gets on the...

telling that to your woman before she gets on the back of the bike is just asking for your bike to be involuntarily leaning toward every shoe store you pass.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,013
Posted By latigid
tell her: - hands on tank, not around your...

tell her:

- hands on tank, not around your waist.
- wait for your OK to get on/off the bike
- look over your inside shoulder during a turn

establish some non-verbal communication for: slow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,461
Posted By latigid
I took my wife on her first long motorcycle...

I took my wife on her first long motorcycle weekend this summer and we had a great time. It was great to have someone around to share the experience with, when you're exploring and finding cool...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 584,649
Posted By latigid
This is a bonnie/sv650 comparison I wrote for...

This is a bonnie/sv650 comparison I wrote for another site. I currently own both:

<TABLE class=tborder id=post1896990 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=6 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 188,362
Posted By latigid
a little kid, maybe 7 or 8 was getting into a car...

a little kid, maybe 7 or 8 was getting into a car next to me last season as I was gearing up and getting ready to take off.

His mom starts the car and I can hear him through the open window say,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By latigid
yeah, potentially hurting my child and the desire...

yeah, potentially hurting my child and the desire to share motorcycling with him are at constant war in my head.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By latigid
My son is 9 but my wife is super nervous about...

My son is 9 but my wife is super nervous about it...I may just take him around town this summer and save the longer trip for next year.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By latigid
how young is too young...

...to be a bike passenger.

At what age would you consider taking a child on a short motorcycle trip?

I know its all relative to the maturity and size of the child, but generally speaking how...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 249,131
Posted By latigid
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/nelevado/IM...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/nelevado/IMG_0037.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/nelevado/IMG_0033.jpg

sorry, not too many pics.

Mods are pretty basic:
NH M-bars
NH...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 249,131
Posted By latigid
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/nelevado/bo...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/nelevado/bonnie.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,513
Posted By latigid
:eek1 wow, and all this time I thought they were...

:eek1 wow, and all this time I thought they were just ugly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 16,052
Posted By latigid
motorcyclist, rider, enthusiast..whatever. it's...

motorcyclist, rider, enthusiast..whatever. it's all good.

the one thing I think I'm not is a biker, only because of what that word conjures when its said. A lot of people think "biker bar" or...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 295,754
Posted By latigid
Congrats on the baby! I just went through...

Congrats on the baby!

I just went through the ride report today, and it was absolutely awesome. Thanks for the trip.
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 571,325
Posted By latigid
great series man...look forward to more. ...

great series man...look forward to more.

I'm afraid to pull out my point and shoot while riding, much less my dslr. glad you're doing it and I can enjoy the results.
Forum: Racing 08-28-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 80,560
Posted By latigid
the heel on his riding boot is crazy!

the heel on his riding boot is crazy!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,705
Posted By latigid
50cc 2 stroke longevity...

I just bought a 50cc 2 stroke 2001 Yamaha vino for around town scooting detail.

great little ride especially since I derestricted the exhaust and variator.

It has about 5070 miles on it now....
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,910
Posted By latigid
IMO the zuma is a better overall scoot than the...

IMO the zuma is a better overall scoot than the ruckus. It has lockable storage, good aftermarket support, is cheaper, and is faster out of the box.

The ruckus however is pretty sharp looking...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,682
Posted By latigid
they're hard to find, but the ruckus 250 is a...

they're hard to find, but the ruckus 250 is a good jumping off point.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-06-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,519
Posted By latigid
yeah, I wound up passing up on that 04. I joined...

yeah, I wound up passing up on that 04. I joined TR and they pointed me in the right direction. Ruckus owners are a passionate breed.

I'm not set on the ruckus, but I'm still looking for a scoot...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,519
Posted By latigid
what are the problems with the earlier ruckuses? ...

what are the problems with the earlier ruckuses? :ear

I only just started looking into getting a scoot, so I'm pretty much clueless
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,519
Posted By latigid
I'm in NYC and no one is selling an 09 for under...

I'm in NYC and no one is selling an 09 for under MSRP and used are hard to come by.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,519
Posted By latigid
honda ruckus pricing...

I've recently been looking at scooters as economical and fun ways to run errands around town and I stumbled on an 04 honda ruckus with only 23 miles on it at a dealer.

The price is 1800 or about...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,402
Posted By latigid
the pre-05 bonnies are in some ways a bit more...

the pre-05 bonnies are in some ways a bit more desireable than the newer ones if only becuase they were still built in the Hinkely factory in England.

The newer bonnies are built in Thailand. ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 249,131
Posted By latigid
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/nelevado/IM...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/nelevado/IMG_0038.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/nelevado/IMG_0032.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,766,455
Posted By latigid
that's great right there. literally made me...

that's great right there. literally made me smile. congrats tdp...glad you're riding again.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,346
Posted By latigid
xr1200 looks like the most fun harley out right...

xr1200 looks like the most fun harley out right now.

I've ridden a road king and it was comfy, but no fun...especially if you're riding in and around nyc.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 584,649
Posted By latigid
my triumph.... ...

my triumph....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v394/nelevado/IMG_4226.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,019
Posted By latigid
indeed. more states should follow floridas lead...

indeed. more states should follow floridas lead and make the msf a requirement for endorsement.

maybe an even stricter test for auto trans bike owners. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,019
Posted By latigid
one good thing about auto trannies in bike is it...

one good thing about auto trannies in bike is it will open up motorcycling to a wider audience.

the more riders there are, the more general acceptance there will, or should, be. Hopefully that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 573,083
Posted By latigid
great RR chitown. your photographs are top notch

great RR chitown. your photographs are top notch
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