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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6,169
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Posted By cls
Holy crap! You mean people have different...

Holy crap! You mean people have different opinions and 'druthers in what they want to ride? Whoda' thunk it?

Most of the arguments for the DCT seem to have to do w/techie enjoyment, ease of use,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
Exactly what I was saying. The WR is a great...

Exactly what I was saying. The WR is a great bike; it just didn't work for me. No knock intended. Keeps things interesting that we all like our own deal.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
Had a WR250 and it just wasn't for me. Hope you...

Had a WR250 and it just wasn't for me. Hope you love yours. I hope the "coming" CRF300L will be the magic combo for me to go along w/the X. And, yes, that it's a Honda makes a difference to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6,169
Views: 1,071,634
Posted By cls
The FI and the "HONDA" of the X are worth quite a...

The FI and the "HONDA" of the X are worth quite a bit to me, not to mention the X is just newer and more modern. Then, again, I'm already in w/an X in the garage. Great bike. Looking forward to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
FWIW: I've had the FZ-09 and the 500X and I still...

FWIW: I've had the FZ-09 and the 500X and I still have the 500X. The FZ is no longer in the garage (Nor is the FZ-07, for that matter.). The 500X is a more practical, efficient, value commuter. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
That's not an issue for me. I can slip the...

That's not an issue for me. I can slip the clutch on those rare occasions as/if need be. I use it on-road well over 90% of the time. All good, as long as it doesn't feel sluggish geared up like...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
I'd be interested in how a 16T works out, as...

I'd be interested in how a 16T works out, as well. Seems like a few in the past said it worked very well. I'll go that way when it's due changing...unless I hear something negative between now and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6,142
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Posted By cls
Yeh, I'm sort of looking for my personal blend of...

Yeh, I'm sort of looking for my personal blend of your options. I want the extra ground clearance, better suspension, and I want to keep the 17"ers. If I love it and have to have both, I'm not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-21-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
I guess one will be able to convert to the higher...

I guess one will be able to convert to the higher quality, longer travel suspension while staying w/the 17" wheels front and rear? And, if so, I don't reckon that'll change ground clearance at all?...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6,169
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Posted By cls
That's funny...or maybe it's just because I'm at...

That's funny...or maybe it's just because I'm at work.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,070
Posted By cls
Sir, yes, sir. I have several bikes in the...

Sir, yes, sir. I have several bikes in the garage and, unless I'm going 2-up, the X sees the most trips by far of any of them. I'm having a bit of a sale, come spring. Save your money for me...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
Again, I say: I'm w/you, as far as "to each his...

Again, I say: I'm w/you, as far as "to each his own." However, that's part of the problem. You're applying your logic to all. That won't work. "Does the loss of speed make it less enjoyable?" ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
Your listed location seems apt for this...

Your listed location seems apt for this morning...Breathe through your eyelids, man.

A bike being able to do something does not make it particularly adept, or enjoyable, at it. We all have our...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
Yep, "the right tool for the job," and all that,...

Yep, "the right tool for the job," and all that, when/if you can.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6,142
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Posted By cls
As I said, I'll let you make your own definitions...

As I said, I'll let you make your own definitions and decisions. I certainly have mine.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,070
Posted By cls
I get an average of about 71 mpg's on the X in...

I get an average of about 71 mpg's on the X in normal commuting mode. That's down from about 75 since I added a TBR slip-on. It feels like it lost a little back-pressure and the resultant torque,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
Yep, the motocross reference is a non-issue. I...

Yep, the motocross reference is a non-issue. I think we all know the X ain't that. Even dirtbike and d-s references are off (Though we all have our own definitions and ideas.). The X is more than...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,070
Posted By cls
Congrats. I have an X and a Killer. The X is the...

Congrats. I have an X and a Killer. The X is the better way to go, unless you're off-road most of the time, IMO. Great bike. I don't believe I'll buy another bike w/o FI, anyway. It's too convenient,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,644
Posted By cls
Didn't care for any of the FZ's muc, though I...

Didn't care for any of the FZ's muc, though I readily admit I'm in the minority there. I find the CB500X pretty darn hard to beat in the real world ,especially if you're under 5'10"-ish and don't do...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
True story. The (very) moderate power is more...

True story. The (very) moderate power is more than adequate and is made much more fun than the peak power would begin to suggest by a great character and delivery, which, furthermore, belies its...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 37,355
Posted By cls
What? A lot of people don't buy Honda? They...

What? A lot of people don't buy Honda? They don't have a lot of good products and a reputation for the same? Hogwash.

Do they not make the same passionate performance stuff they used to, as a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 37,355
Posted By cls
A lot of us 1st worlders want Honda, also. They...

A lot of us 1st worlders want Honda, also. They have some good stuff out. I'd love to see certain changes and evolutions. Superior products, IMO. Regardless of the "fantasy" desires out...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
Rog. Love to see the good stuff, above and...

Rog. Love to see the good stuff, above and beyond just the bikes...Though, we know we love them, too.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,169
Views: 1,071,634
Posted By cls
Thinner (longer) head pipes are better for...

Thinner (longer) head pipes are better for low-end torque. Fits the mold for a thumpy-charactered twin? I'm not the technical/mechanical type, but so I've read.
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By cls
Grip Puppies on anything that'll take 'em.

Grip Puppies on anything that'll take 'em.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
Very nicely done...on all counts: son rearing,...

Very nicely done...on all counts: son rearing, dog rescue, and bikes. Kudos.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 191,499
Posted By cls
That comment was a while back, before I got to...

That comment was a while back, before I got to sit on one. I was just going on what I'd read and heard. I have since sat on it and (from what little you can sort of tell from a sit at the dealer)...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,399
Posted By cls
Sat on one today. It felt really good. The seat...

Sat on one today. It felt really good. The seat is wide and supportive, w/o looking silly and the wind protection seemed very reasonable. I know the engine is a good 'un, though fuel mileage may...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,161,716
Posted By cls
I'm trying to wait for it.

I'm trying to wait for it.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,598
Views: 325,545
Posted By cls
I'm size 11 and the passenger pegs/mounts were in...

I'm size 11 and the passenger pegs/mounts were in the way of getting up on the balls of my feet, also.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6,169
Views: 1,071,634
Posted By cls
I'm still waiting to see. If that takes a little...

I'm still waiting to see. If that takes a little time, so it is.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,753
Posted By cls
The reworked Versys 1000 and 650 LT's. There is...

The reworked Versys 1000 and 650 LT's. There is also a "base" 650, w/o the hard bags and extras.
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,598
Views: 325,545
Posted By cls
I also saw, and sat on one, for the first time...

I also saw, and sat on one, for the first time yesterday. Not for me. It looks great on paper, but I just didn't care for it. Not a triple fan, either. I hate to walk away, but so be it. Just had...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,204
Posted By cls
I usually laugh at people who laugh at people...

I usually laugh at people who laugh at people (Yes, myself included.). We all have our preferences. I far prefer low(er) revs. It most usually includes longer engine life, better fuel mileage, and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 65,509
Posted By cls
I've had multiple Gen. 1 V's. They run right at...

I've had multiple Gen. 1 V's. They run right at 70 mph (indicated) in top gear at 5K. 4K gets you right at 55 (indicated). 1K lower revs for the same speed would be a nice difference. I geared my...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 65,509
Posted By cls
So much so that I wonder if that's actually...

So much so that I wonder if that's actually right. That's really low for a 650 "sporting" bike. I'd love it. I hope it's correct. Any confirmation?
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 65,509
Posted By cls
I've had a Connie, as well. It's a great bike,...

I've had a Connie, as well. It's a great bike, but it requires more out of you. I think you'd love the V, from what it sounds like. And I'm sure you know it's a parallel twin, not a V-...

I've...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 65,509
Posted By cls
I also got high 50's on my '09 Versys torquing it...

I also got high 50's on my '09 Versys torquing it around town for the most part. Great bike and stronger than you'd think down low. If you're mostly a partial throttle, low rev guy, you'll have no...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,598
Views: 325,545
Posted By cls
Agreed. But, more specifically, the Givi E55 (I...

Agreed. But, more specifically, the Givi E55 (I think it's still the biggest trunk bag out?). Great set-up for real world and flexibility.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6,142
Views: 1,139,380
Posted By cls
I'm usually very much for simple and clean looks,...

I'm usually very much for simple and clean looks, but that's sharp. Gives it a definite "Baby 'Strada" look. Nice.
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