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Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By kraftwerk
Good to see the GSX1400 ratd so highly. I never...

Good to see the GSX1400 ratd so highly. I never had a problem with either of mine until I crashed them.

CBR1100XX burnt out a reg/rec, which is a common fault, apparently.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,951
Posted By kraftwerk
I had a CB1300. Rode it from London to Marseilles...

I had a CB1300. Rode it from London to Marseilles in one hit (770 miles) then onto Barcelona and around the Pyrenees. It's a fine bike, but terribly uncomfortable (for me) over long distances and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,867
Posted By kraftwerk
Good alternative. Or did the CB1300 make it...

Good alternative. Or did the CB1300 make it stateside? I had one of these and while I didn't like it quite as much as the GSX, it's a fine machine
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 59,917
Posted By kraftwerk
Oh, me too. I have brochures! My wife keeps...

Oh, me too. I have brochures! My wife keeps egging me on to get one, and I will when I have 20k spare to spend on a toy...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 26,867
Posted By kraftwerk
Sounds like you need a Suzuki GSX1400. I've had...

Sounds like you need a Suzuki GSX1400. I've had two and absolutely love this bike. Used it in town every day, then rode it across Europe three or four times.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,951
Posted By kraftwerk
Blackbird. I loved mine. Still have an X11 (kind...

Blackbird. I loved mine. Still have an X11 (kind of a naked version). Had a Hayabusa too, but never trusted it like I did the Blackbird. 186mph for, what, $4000? Must get another.
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,660
Posted By kraftwerk
You and me both. My Swedish is even worse.

You and me both. My Swedish is even worse.
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,660
Posted By kraftwerk
NOS NR750 and RC30 - just out of the crate in 2010

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Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 28,154
Posted By kraftwerk
Spotted this one at Donington MotoGP in 2003....

Spotted this one at Donington MotoGP in 2003. Always loved CBXs, but I'd have a stock example.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4247435807_931fdb3924_o.jpg
Forum: EMEA 11-28-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By kraftwerk
God forbid we should agree all the time. That's...

God forbid we should agree all the time. That's so boring and Scandinavian.

Hope you're having a good weekend, Wildman.
Forum: EMEA 11-27-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By kraftwerk
We'll see... We'll see...

We'll see... We'll see...
Forum: EMEA 11-26-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,593
Posted By kraftwerk
For me, northern and north-western Italy has the...

For me, northern and north-western Italy has the best riding. The Alps are a must if you can manage. The Appennines were pretty good in places too, but much further east than the Appenines - imagine...
Forum: EMEA 11-26-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By kraftwerk
It's all good, my friend. Never let good sense...

It's all good, my friend. Never let good sense get in the way of a healthy childish disagreement. We'd bother rather be riding, I'm sure.
Forum: EMEA 11-26-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By kraftwerk
I've been to North Africa. I've been to Italy,...

I've been to North Africa. I've been to Italy, Greece and the Balkans. I prefer Italy, Greece and the Balkans any day. If you'd like to settle this with muskets, meet me by the rookery at dawn. I'll...
Forum: EMEA 11-24-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By kraftwerk
Yes, more interesting in every way. Nyer.

Yes, more interesting in every way. Nyer.
Forum: EMEA 11-24-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By kraftwerk
Ach! If ADV spirit means compulsory passage...

Ach! If ADV spirit means compulsory passage through A: War-torn; B: desperately boring and C: cullinary stone-age countries, then I'm all out of it for the time-being!

If Greece, Albania,...
Forum: EMEA 11-24-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,032
Posted By kraftwerk
I've done most of this, but in the opposite...

I've done most of this, but in the opposite direction. The Splugen was a particular favourite, especially dodging bonkers Italians on quad-bikes.
Forum: EMEA 11-23-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,032
Posted By kraftwerk
2,600kms in 3.5 weeks? Are you walking the route?...

2,600kms in 3.5 weeks? Are you walking the route? Just kidding, that will be a blast.

Of the Alpine passes, the Stelvio is great, of course, but I prefer the Furka.
Forum: EMEA 11-23-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By kraftwerk
Thanks, I beieve so. I've been to Morocco and...

Thanks, I beieve so. I've been to Morocco and hated it; my wife has been to Tunisia and reckons it was the worst trip she ever took - and we've both travelled a lot.

Algeria is pretty-much fucked;...
Forum: EMEA 11-21-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By kraftwerk
Why not miss out the pesky and troublesome...

Why not miss out the pesky and troublesome African section, adding in the coasts of Greece and Italy? The food will be so much better, for a start.
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,820
Posted By kraftwerk
Scrambler for me - it just looks right. I'd only...

Scrambler for me - it just looks right. I'd only use it in the city and it seems a pretty good tool for the job.

Having said that, I've never owned a Triumph, but maybe I'll break the duck one day.
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,001
Posted By kraftwerk
Spoke to the main Honda outlet in London this...

Spoke to the main Honda outlet in London this morning. When I told the sales guy I was interested in a CB1100 he seemed not to know what I was talking about. I'd bought a bike there before and when I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 125,466
Posted By kraftwerk
Wife trouble - that's too bad. Wouldn't it be...

Wife trouble - that's too bad. Wouldn't it be less painful just to trade her in for a newer model rather than sell a bike?
Forum: EMEA 11-21-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,798
Posted By kraftwerk
I rode them in mid-June 2004. Had to stop at a...

I rode them in mid-June 2004. Had to stop at a bike store to buy a fleece as it was really cold at higher altitudes. Much colder than I'd experienced in the Alps, for instance.

July may be a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,063
Posted By kraftwerk
Great pics, but this /\/\/\ is a man in a dress

Great pics, but this /\/\/\ is a man in a dress
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,001
Posted By kraftwerk
Right on. It's one of the things I love most...

Right on.

It's one of the things I love most about the GSX1400: it reminds me of the bikes that gave me wood in the 70s when I was too young to understand what was going on. Big Japanese multis...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,809
Posted By kraftwerk
Thanks for the info - I didn't know the model....

Thanks for the info - I didn't know the model. Now that I do, I can go and find one so I can spend days polishing that lovely exhaust.

Burgmans are cool. I also have a bit of a thing for the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,001
Posted By kraftwerk
Looks like it's not UK-bound either. Pity. I'd...

Looks like it's not UK-bound either. Pity. I'd have one in a heartbeat.
Forum: Racing 11-17-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By kraftwerk
Apparently he's asked for another Ferrari F1 test...

Apparently he's asked for another Ferrari F1 test in January. He sent the top guy there a text message to ask!
Forum: Racing 11-17-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By kraftwerk
Stoner's Valencia warm-up crash

What was he thinking...? (about 30 seconds in)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0iszcvOYaw

Sorry, no embed code.
Forum: Racing 11-17-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By kraftwerk
Rossi on a crosser

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,917
Posted By kraftwerk
We rented a Harley in Vegas while on honeymoon...

We rented a Harley in Vegas while on honeymoon (we drove from New Orleans to San Francisco. Figured I should point out that we didn't spend our whole honeymoon in Vegas...) and the store only had...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By kraftwerk
Harley?

I'm no H-D expert. Spotted this in a junk store in Williamsburg, NY, on Sunday. Is it actually a Harley, or a FS1E with added sticker?
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,809
Posted By kraftwerk
Spotted this yesterday on Manhattan. I think it's...

Spotted this yesterday on Manhattan. I think it's cool.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2574/4111876721_89d7540eeb_b.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 868,806
Posted By kraftwerk
That light green is a nice shade of gold.

That light green is a nice shade of gold.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 45,259
Posted By kraftwerk
This was mine until about this time last year....

This was mine until about this time last year. Loved it and miss it.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/2468336520_11d0a97800_b.jpg

I toured from London to the south of France, around the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 59,917
Posted By kraftwerk
Yes, the spirit seems to have been lost in...

Yes, the spirit seems to have been lost in translation. Maybe we should ask 'Bikes most sensible people think are ugly, shit or shameful, but you can't help liking.'
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,271
Posted By kraftwerk
I wouldn't swap it for my 10-year-old X11.

I wouldn't swap it for my 10-year-old X11.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 80,612
Posted By kraftwerk
I toured all over Europe on two different...

I toured all over Europe on two different GSX1400s and loved it. Did the same on a CB1300 and hated it, so go figure.
Forum: Europe 11-10-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,372
Posted By kraftwerk
I did London - Marseilles - Barcelona - Pyrenese...

I did London - Marseilles - Barcelona - Pyrenese - Central France - Paris - London in 2004.

In the Pyrenese, I got a hotel in a place called Vernet Les Bains, where I ended up back at a house...
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