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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
thanks. is that the same as the MSF course in...

thanks. is that the same as the MSF course in Alpharetta?

this weekend I had them both riding in my backyard but it is WAAAY too small and after a few minutes of learning the basics, we put it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
where around atlanta to teach my kids to ride?

I finally took some time and got the PW80 I picked up over a year ago running. I have two daughters and both of them are interested in riding it, but I live in the suburbs of Atlanta (Kennesaw area)...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 290,970
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I've been through two rear pilot road 3s (and one...

I've been through two rear pilot road 3s (and one front) and they were great tires. this new set is the Q3. world of difference. probably won't last nearly long as I would like, but soooo much...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-05-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 177,932
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I don't think I agree with this. hardcore sports...

I don't think I agree with this. hardcore sports bikes, especially the japanese manufacturers, all market their bikes pretty much the same way. so someone in the market for a japanese sport bike...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-05-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 177,932
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
light weight, upright, comfortable ergos, simple...

light weight, upright, comfortable ergos, simple design, torquey v-twin. basically a naked SV650 with more power and a bit of a mild dual sport/retro theme.

so yeah, 'fun' seems very...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-03-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 177,932
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
possibly. that's why I'd give it to her.. heck,...

possibly. that's why I'd give it to her.. heck, she doesn't ride THAT often, so it would almost be like having both bikes, other than when we go off together.

I'm not OLD, really (42) but I'm...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-02-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,828
Views: 177,932
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I don't understand why someone would choose NOT...

I don't understand why someone would choose NOT to buy a bike just because of how it is marketed? It smacks of a little bit of insecurity, of being worried about how you will be perceived by other...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,020
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Can't personally stand a windscreen. Full face...

Can't personally stand a windscreen. Full face helmet, ear plugs, good gear. Plus I try to avoid the freeways and take the back roads and highways, so mostly under 70 mph, but I have done 750 mile...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,067
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
ah, the classic "stop liking what I don't like"...

ah, the classic "stop liking what I don't like" thread. nice.
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,440
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
i ordered a medium exo 500 west but had to return...

i ordered a medium exo 500 west but had to return it as it was too tight on my forehead. I comfortably wear a medium exo 400 and a medium shoei quest.

I did like the helmet, though, and now the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,955
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
i love mine. new ones with low exhaust you can...

i love mine. new ones with low exhaust you can just throw a set of saddlebags on and go.

i've done everything from 10 day trips to commuting to blasting the north georgia/north carolina mountains...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,234
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Pensacola Bay Brewery. have fun.

Pensacola Bay Brewery.

have fun.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,549
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
There are tons of roads west of madison all the...

There are tons of roads west of madison all the way to the mississippi. Hit up New Glarus, Mt Horeb, Wildcat Mountain, the Mindoro Cut, and the great river road. Galena Illinois is pretty cool too....
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 290,970
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
for one person it is great. if she is...

for one person it is great. if she is comfortable on the back "seat" then you will be fine. I would not say that if it was an older one with undertail exhaust.

why not a tiger 800?
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 246,239
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
my sv650 was under $100/yr. my street triple is...

my sv650 was under $100/yr. my street triple is about $130. weirdly, I got a quote for a fz09 and it was $800!!:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 36,076
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
+1. Stop liking what I don't like!!

+1. Stop liking what I don't like!!
Forum: Trip Planning 07-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,331
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
my wife is also 5'4" and rides a cbr250r. fits...

my wife is also 5'4" and rides a cbr250r. fits her great. she recently checked out a ducati monster 620 dark and could flat foot it, but the reach to the bars wasn't comfortable.

for something a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 290,970
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
My last job was 25 mile mixed city and freeway...

My last job was 25 mile mixed city and freeway commute. Multiple trips with 400-500 mile days. Plenty of freeway. Love it.

Someone above said 130 mile range. My 2010 does 175-200 on a tank.
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,949
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
wife bought one of these as her first bike...

wife bought one of these as her first bike earlier this summer, only without ABS.

she's put about 1700 miles on it so far. incredibly easy bike to ride. no issues so far.

I've put about 200...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
she would complain more that her legs look...

she would complain more that her legs look "fat"...but honestly I didn't even notice the extensive cleavage....guess I'm used to it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Wednesday, we got up and headed home. We took...

Wednesday, we got up and headed home. We took county roads H, D, and Nn south until we hit 60, then took 60 over to Spring Green. Again, the area and roads are great!...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
:D is the little ninja the bike or the rider?

:D is the little ninja the bike or the rider?
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
.... I turned Siri off, and actually broke...

....

I turned Siri off, and actually broke out a paper map, figured out where we should be going (we had just missed it twice!) and got us to the lodge. Initial impression was only so so. We were...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Photos are brilliant. I bought a low end dslr a...

Photos are brilliant. I bought a low end dslr a couple years ago and basically have the idea that someday I'll be taking pictures like those....

also a bit jealous of your location. to be able...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I hope to finish day two and get up a review of...

I hope to finish day two and get up a review of the Blue Highway Motorcycle lodge tonight.

Meanwhile, I can't say enough about how suprisingly pretty this area of Wisconsin can be. It is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Thanks. She had a blast (so did I) and I think...

Thanks. She had a blast (so did I) and I think we will be doing something like this again....if we can ever get away from the kids for a few more days, that is.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
but not before finding a giant pink elephant...

but not before finding a giant pink elephant magician!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn92/Twesley06/pinkelephant.jpg

actually, the funny thing about this picture (which is a screen grab...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
We got up on day two for the 'breakfast' part of...

We got up on day two for the 'breakfast' part of 'bed and breakfast'. Already this kinda messed up my plans, as it was served at 8:30. Further messing up my plans was that it was a 90 minute meal! ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I really like her bike. I occasionally take it...

I really like her bike. I occasionally take it instead of mine for the commute to work, and I agree it does great on the freeway when needed. She doesn't appreciate how it gets blown around,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Had I known J was really good I would have made...

Had I known J was really good I would have made sure we took it! However, we took H west out of town, but then jumped onto 39 and took it west. We eventually got to Platteville, where we stopped at a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
That first break allowed us to make an adjustment...

That first break allowed us to make an adjustment to my wife's Sena unit, which was catching on her jacket every time she looked to the left. We left the coffee shop and headed out on what would end...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Since this was the first trip my wife had taken...

Since this was the first trip my wife had taken on a bike, I tried to keep the daily mileage close to 200 miles. And since she is both a new rider AND on a bike that makes around 25 horsepower, I had...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Three days, kids are gone to grandparents, let's go!

Although I've been riding for a while now, and have made a few week long trips down to the Smokey Mountains, my wife (who just got her first bike this summer) had never been further than about an...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,070
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I'm a huge triumph fan so I would say bonneville,...

I'm a huge triumph fan so I would say bonneville, then modify to suit your wife's tastes from a visual standpoint.

my street triple is lucky to get 45 mpg, so if mileage is important stay away...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 287,153
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I transport my laptop in an aerostitch messenger...

I transport my laptop in an aerostitch messenger bag, riding a street triple. Does that make me a hipster, a hooligan, or an old codger? I need to know. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 290,970
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I agree. I don't even find the ergos on an SVS...

I agree. I don't even find the ergos on an SVS to be comfortable.

Another bike I considered was the monster 796. Now that the triumph has ugly headlights (in my opinion) and lost the cool...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 290,970
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I had an '03 SV Naked, sold it for a '10 Street...

I had an '03 SV Naked, sold it for a '10 Street Triple. The Naked SV is even more like the Striple, with similar riding position and no wind protection. The one really big thing that sold me on the...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,264
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I must have gotten a bad one. I hate mine. Had...

I must have gotten a bad one. I hate mine. Had it for over a year, and looking to replace it.

Issues:
- visor doesn't seal. I have to push down on the top left of the visor every time I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,493
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I would recommend a naked SV650. actually, that...

I would recommend a naked SV650. actually, that is my recommendation almost anytime asks any bike related question.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,931
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
wife just bought a cbr250r. I rode it to work...

wife just bought a cbr250r. I rode it to work today, third time in 7 working days we've owned it. I'm 5'10" 185 without gear, this one will pull up to 85 pretty easily but is most comfortable...
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