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Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By mcmann
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Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,684
Posted By mcmann
Make your own beast . . . Just add a skid guard,...

Make your own beast . . . Just add a skid guard, crash bars, and TKC80's:

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Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 94,461
Posted By mcmann
Yep, I agree . . . . ...

Yep, I agree . . . .

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One more...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 94,461
Posted By mcmann
I like trying different bikes . . . Keep coming...

I like trying different bikes . . . Keep coming back to the Wee.

If I find a really good deal on a newer/lower mile Wee . . . I will buy it and sell the higher mile Wee that I had (removing...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 94,461
Posted By mcmann
Everyone has their favorites . . . I had two...

Everyone has their favorites . . . I had two DL1K's and I am on my 4th DL650. I had no issues with any if them. The 650 is easier to handle off road and gets 55 mpg. Who cares about looks . . . It...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 445,075
Posted By mcmann
I remember a owner of both commenting that they...

I remember a owner of both commenting that they are similar power at the top end . . . But much better suspension and handling etc . . . Especially, over 100 mph. The V2 has more low end and is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5,542
Views: 1,022,391
Posted By mcmann
FYI: http://youtu.be/pPjYweKeiLk ...

FYI:

http://youtu.be/pPjYweKeiLk






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Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,401
Posted By mcmann
In A mode the power comes on more abrupt . . ....

In A mode the power comes on more abrupt . . . and lofts the wheel a little easier in 2nd . . . which is a no no for many riders. The ECU reflash tames A mode and smooths out the off-on throttle. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,479
Posted By mcmann
You can lower the pegs, pad the seat, raise the...

You can lower the pegs, pad the seat, raise the handle bars etc.
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,479
Posted By mcmann
The FZ-09 has a bit more leg room . . . Plus, you...

The FZ-09 has a bit more leg room . . . Plus, you can slide back on the seat. It has fully adjustabe forks/shocks and an aluminum frame. The -09's are being discounted . . . It will be more...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 445,075
Posted By mcmann
For the same reason a 6 cylinder cage is...

For the same reason a 6 cylinder cage is purchased instead of a 4 cylinder cage . . . more power at the sacrifice of mpg. Plus, the V2 has a better suspension and traction control.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,401
Posted By mcmann
Up to 55mpg in std mode. 45-47mpg average in...

Up to 55mpg in std mode. 45-47mpg average in Hooligan/A mode.
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 651,422
Posted By mcmann
Try a rubber bungee cord tie-down (w/out the...

Try a rubber bungee cord tie-down (w/out the metal hooks):
They come in different lengths . . . Wrap it around the bars and tie it together with zip ties (the more strands the better) . . . You can...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By mcmann
If you raised your front fender . . . You risk...

If you raised your front fender . . . You risk damage to it if you bottom out the forks on a bad bump etc. The stock bike only has full fork travel clearance with the fender in the stock location. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 445,075
Posted By mcmann
Some people don't get sarcasm . . . . ...

Some people don't get sarcasm . . . .

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Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 472,749
Posted By mcmann
Raise the front and spin the wheel and use a dial...

Raise the front and spin the wheel and use a dial indicator against the rotor to determine runout. If there is no runout . . . Try sanding the pads and the rotors.

You can remove the pads and hold...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,401
Posted By mcmann
Think of it as a play bike like the Honda Grom ....

Think of it as a play bike like the Honda Grom . . . Go set up some orange cones in a large empty parking lot and practice tight turns etc.

Put some TKC 80's on and hit the Forest Service roads ....
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 472,749
Posted By mcmann
You may be able to cut out a decal from...

You may be able to cut out a decal from self-stick carbon fiber material for the gas tank etc (each side) to cover the marks and make it look unique etc. May need bondo if it is dented.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,542
Views: 1,022,391
Posted By mcmann
I have had very good luck with TKC80's on the...

I have had very good luck with TKC80's on the front . . . Surprised how well they handled on the curves etc. However, they seem to wear too fast on the back
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 445,075
Posted By mcmann
I would change the oil and filter by 300 miles or...

I would change the oil and filter by 300 miles or so . . . Then, you are good to go. Lot's of fine metal speckles in the engine from it wearing in (metal against metal gears etc). Any MC shop can...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 445,075
Posted By mcmann
Do you like the V2 more than your Super Tenere?

Do you like the V2 more than your Super Tenere?
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 445,075
Posted By mcmann
Mpg is a factor as gas prices go up.

Mpg is a factor as gas prices go up.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5,542
Views: 1,022,391
Posted By mcmann
Good point on price increase . . . I guess the EU...

Good point on price increase . . . I guess the EU demand is higher due to the price of gas etc . . . and maybe the riders are more practical.

The NC should meet most riders needs . . . Shifting...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5,542
Views: 1,022,391
Posted By mcmann
Any news on the NC750 coming to the states? I...

Any news on the NC750 coming to the states? I was hoping for later this year.

If there are any issues with the DCT . . . Honda will stand behind them beyond the warranty period.

The low rpm...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 445,075
Posted By mcmann
Yepppp . . . You can't beat a 90 degree V-Twin ....

Yepppp . . . You can't beat a 90 degree V-Twin . . . You have an awesome dealer.

Now, you can set it up just like you want.
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 230,117
Posted By mcmann
I remember the first time I rode a PC800 . . . It...

I remember the first time I rode a PC800 . . . It was so smooth and quiet . . . It was easy to bump the rev limiter etc.

There is no need to rev the NC . . . It should be very easy to adjust to...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 445,075
Posted By mcmann
[QUOTE=Traumat1x;24515908]:D Indeed! I agree...

[QUOTE=Traumat1x;24515908]:D Indeed!
I agree the Suspension looks like it's not bad at all given the clearance or rather perceived lack thereof.



Nice screengrab.

Think the DL's need more...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,479
Posted By mcmann
The chain looks just right . . . Many FZ-09's...

The chain looks just right . . . Many FZ-09's were to tight from the factory.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 472,749
Posted By mcmann
If you don't like the looks . . . Maybe it is not...

If you don't like the looks . . . Maybe it is not for you.

One ride should answer your questions . . . Many options to change the looks etc.
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Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 472,749
Posted By mcmann
Are you over 6' tall? It might not feel so small...

Are you over 6' tall? It might not feel so small to the average height rider.
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,479
Posted By mcmann
A weird thing happened to me during the U.S....

A weird thing happened to me during the U.S. launch of Yamaha’s latest motorcycle, the FZ-07. As we were rolling through the backroads of Bainbridge Island, just off the coast of Seattle, it hit me....
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 472,749
Posted By mcmann
Some of the early bikes had a cam chain ticking...

Some of the early bikes had a cam chain ticking noise at mid rpm . . . From the allen head tension/worm gear backing out a bit.

The temporary fix was an allen head stop bolt up against the worm...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,475
Posted By mcmann
Black/graphite color, side cases, crash bars, &...

Black/graphite color, side cases, crash bars, & windshield spoiler . . . Otherwise, same bike:

For 2014, The V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure is another choice in adventure touring. It has striking...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 445,075
Posted By mcmann
Sweet ...

Sweet

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps1165ae2c.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/imagejpg1_zps1165ae2c.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,479
Posted By mcmann
That's what I was hoping/talking about . . ....

That's what I was hoping/talking about . . . Lofting the front (a bit) at will in 2nd!

Now you have peaked my interest! Maybe it will be my next project . . . Add a skid guard etc.
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,479
Posted By mcmann
Oooooops . . . I'm old and going blind. Cls...

Oooooops . . . I'm old and going blind.

Cls . . . I was hoping -07 2nd gear power wheelies were unavoidable etc.

Lofting the front wheel is a nice function when you come to a small mud hole on...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,479
Posted By mcmann
Great info . . . It didn't take you long to...

Great info . . . It didn't take you long to replace the Katoom.

It sounds like a great play bike. If I did a lot of tight mountain curves riding . . . I would get the -09 Flash. The off/on...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,479
Posted By mcmann
Does it have as much leg room and sit you upright...

Does it have as much leg room and sit you upright similar to the 500X & -09?

It is very easy to raise the front of the -09 seat with a pad between the seat pan and foam . . . To keep you from...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 472,749
Posted By mcmann
Sweet ...

Sweet

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps5dcb2063.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/imagejpg1_zps5dcb2063.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,479
Posted By mcmann
Both bikes are light weight, powerful, with a...

Both bikes are light weight, powerful, with a smooth engine. I think the twin may have a bit more low end . . . The triple will have a greater top end . . . The twin may be better on Forrest Service...
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