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Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,221
Posted By cls
Very nice summaries, I think. Great bikes that...

Very nice summaries, I think. Great bikes that just don't add up...especially for the price. IMO, of course.
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 74,774
Posted By cls
I had an '06 and have a '12. The Gen 2 is a...

I had an '06 and have a '12. The Gen 2 is a notably better bike, if you're into such comparisons and details. They're both very nice and silly fast, of course. But there are a number of nice...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,223
Posted By cls
Yes, you made it clear in your evaluation w/"as...

Yes, you made it clear in your evaluation w/"as for myself." My input was for those who have different priorities. I'd hate for someone to discount the Honda 500's because of a single perspective. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 121,982
Posted By cls
The only reasonable knock I have is the pretty...

The only reasonable knock I have is the pretty narrow engagement zone on the slightly grabby clutch. And, yep, that's nitpicking. It's not bad, but it shouldn't be. Otherwise, it's a very small...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,223
Posted By cls
Depends on what your priorities are. The Honda...

Depends on what your priorities are. The Honda is smoother, roomier, gets better mpg's, the clutch is a bit slicker and lighter, and it just feels really nice and slick as a commuter. The Hondas...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,950
Posted By cls
...and they're great bikes. But, they're heavy...

...and they're great bikes. But, they're heavy and cheaply appointed. I want something a bit sharper for a comfortable, street, sporty bike. Pick and choose.
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,154
Posted By cls
There's also the matter of being able to get and...

There's also the matter of being able to get and use whatever you want from the bike w/minimal revs or strain, including running highway speeds at very moderate revs. There's a certain comfort in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,743
Posted By cls
There's a relatively new trend towards d-s bikes,...

There's a relatively new trend towards d-s bikes, as well as electric bikes, for police work. I tried to go the d-s route years ago. They put it in the budget, but no success in the follow-through....
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 121,982
Posted By cls
Pretty much a ditto on size (6'01"/33"), riding...

Pretty much a ditto on size (6'01"/33"), riding style for this bike, and opinion...except I feel a little cramped. It feels very purposeful, though. Not too bad, at all. I actually like the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,743
Posted By cls
Everybody and everywhere has their own preference...

Everybody and everywhere has their own preference and advantages for their needs/desire, I reckon. Our guys much prefer the HD's.

And it's not that slow-speed is what they do the majority of the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 121,982
Posted By cls
Interesting. I love the bottom-mount exhausts: ...

Interesting. I love the bottom-mount exhausts: clean, efficient, and out-of-the-way.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,743
Posted By cls
BMW's were not included maintenance when we tried...

BMW's were not included maintenance when we tried a few of them for a few years. They ate us up in maintenance and parts. That's been a while back, so maybe the include maint. is something new? I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,743
Posted By cls
I'm not an NC rider, but I'd suspect the engine...

I'm not an NC rider, but I'd suspect the engine heat would even keep them nice and warm, stored in the frunk.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,743
Posted By cls
I think there are 3 primary reasons: 1) The...

I think there are 3 primary reasons: 1) The "American" perspective/perception in going w/HD; 2) They also have an old, proven, easy-to-use PD set-up and the history that goes along w/it; and then,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,038,427
Posted By cls
Other folks might like to see something a little...

Other folks might like to see something a little different (Dare I say better for them?) evolve from it. If you're happy, awesome. Nobody's taking that from you. I'd love to see a few tweaks. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,038,427
Posted By cls
Most anything is subject to change, but I suspect...

Most anything is subject to change, but I suspect you're right. We'll see.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,038,427
Posted By cls
Yep, you're dealing w/personalities and...

Yep, you're dealing w/personalities and principles. The thought of having to get off the bike and pop the seat (not to mention any bag/packing concerns) drives me crazy. It would irritate the crap...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,174
Posted By cls
Add a topper to it (Sheepskin, beadrider, gel...

Add a topper to it (Sheepskin, beadrider, gel pad); comfortable, cheap, and flexible.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,038,427
Posted By cls
Ditto. It's a deal-killer for me. I know some...

Ditto. It's a deal-killer for me. I know some don't understand it, but I'm buying for me, not them. I could probably overlook it if they'd do all the just right things to the 750 that will...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 121,982
Posted By cls
"Tiny" may be a little strong, but you're getting...

"Tiny" may be a little strong, but you're getting into intentions there. It's a good step smaller than the FZ-09 and the CB500X. How the actual numeric dimensions amongst the 3 compare, I'll let...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 318,974
Posted By cls
Easy there, big fella'. I'm afraid you're gonna'...

Easy there, big fella'. I'm afraid you're gonna' hurt yourself. :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,124
Posted By cls
If you really enjoy the off-road, off-pavement...

If you really enjoy the off-road, off-pavement side of Adventure-touring, especially w/a feel for performance, you would definitely appreciate the advantages of the Beemer...IF you're willing to fork...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4,025
Views: 711,978
Posted By cls
Excellent. That's sweet.

Excellent. That's sweet.
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4,025
Views: 711,978
Posted By cls
Oh, yeh. You have to get that...in addition to...

Oh, yeh. You have to get that...in addition to the X. That's the right thing to do.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,314
Posted By cls
Nothing wrong w/that. It just depends on what...

Nothing wrong w/that. It just depends on what you're after, though. In certain situations and for certain purposes, the extra power, weight, and displacement is a negative. I've been through the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,314
Posted By cls
Indeed. More bikes, better quality. I, for one,...

Indeed. More bikes, better quality. I, for one, will gladly pay for what I want. I like different stuff: big(ger) and small(er). "The right tool for the job" and all that. I like to tackle...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,314
Posted By cls
As I said, I'd like to see higher quality in...

As I said, I'd like to see higher quality in everything. If you like whatever bike, for whatever reason, that's awesome. Ride and enjoy. About "passing folks on the inside" and crap, though, who...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,314
Posted By cls
"The right track" being an extremely tight one, a...

"The right track" being an extremely tight one, a situation already mentioned. Most tracks aren't like that, most roads aren't like that, and most riders aren't like that. And, agreed, most would...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,314
Posted By cls
Yes, I'm speaking of performance potential. Not...

Yes, I'm speaking of performance potential. Not judgement or good fun. He's talking about 90 mph, passing folks on the inside, etc. I was speaking of a different world than the public road, legal...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,314
Posted By cls
In which case, as already known, it's the rider,...

In which case, as already known, it's the rider, not the bike. Faster sweepers and straights, the 300 is gonna' be hurting against someone who can ride a higher performance bike.

Ride what you...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,314
Posted By cls
I'm all for high-quality bikes of all sizes. ...

I'm all for high-quality bikes of all sizes. Then just pick the right tool for the job. The 300 won't get it done on the straights, sweepers, or the drag strip. The bigger bikes pay in the tight...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,223
Posted By cls
Yeh, I know how the maps work. I just didn't...

Yeh, I know how the maps work. I just didn't feel much difference from A to Std. I'd guess most of the difference you saw was from easy throttle application, 'cause I didn't see much. I'll give a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,790
Posted By cls
Higher performance envelope on an AT? Nah. That...

Higher performance envelope on an AT? Nah. That all depends on which models you're comparing, what's been done to them, etc. Even off the floor, it's a toss-up. The rider is the biggest variable,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,223
Posted By cls
Do you really see that big of a difference riding...

Do you really see that big of a difference riding in Standard mode, as opposed to "A?" doesn't feel that different. I'll have to give it a whirl.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 140,977
Posted By cls
And don't forget the rumored Kawi I-4 250cc...I'd...

And don't forget the rumored Kawi I-4 250cc...I'd think a I-3 320cc would have relatively good torque and useable power, relatively for the displacement. Like you, I sure don't know, but I'd guess...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,223
Posted By cls
We're in much the same boat. I have 6 in the...

We're in much the same boat. I have 6 in the garage and I've had many others (It's a disease, I tell you.). I'm coming down from the serious stuff and just trying to have (economical) fun. It's...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,855
Posted By cls
I find the 500X notably more comfy and roomy than...

I find the 500X notably more comfy and roomy than the -07, but I'm not sure about a 500F. Not sure that helps...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,223
Posted By cls
Funny you should say that. For me, were I to...

Funny you should say that. For me, were I to only have one bike, I'd pick the 500X over the -07 and the -09. It's not as "exciting," performance-minded, or hooligan, but it is a better balanced,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,790
Posted By cls
Only Japanese bikes for me from here on out. The...

Only Japanese bikes for me from here on out. The new Suzi 1K naked looks really nice (NOTE: Black wheels only, please.). If they don't dumb it down and/or cheap it up too much, it would be a very...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,223
Posted By cls
The only real knock I have against the -07 is the...

The only real knock I have against the -07 is the small size and resultant compact rider cockpit. It feels purposeful and well done, but it's tight. Otherwise, great bike.
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