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Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 46,655
Posted By kdstang
I'm right in the heart of Ethanol Central here in...

I'm right in the heart of Ethanol Central here in north Iowa. We have a subsidy in the state for ethanol to prop up the industry. Premium fuel 91+ octane here rarely contains ethanol, but ethanol is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,626
Posted By kdstang
A pre-04 Sportster doesn't really have a lot of...

A pre-04 Sportster doesn't really have a lot of unnecessary parts, if you want a stripped down Harley that still has a rear suspension, that is. I guess my question is what would you say is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,688
Posted By kdstang
I agree, so long as there is a worthwhile benefit...

I agree, so long as there is a worthwhile benefit for added complexity. I'm certainly not poo-pooing progress, as long as its definitely progress and not just engineering masturbation. I guess the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,688
Posted By kdstang
I think I saw a quote once about "Its not about...

I think I saw a quote once about "Its not about how much you can add, but how much you can take away" that leads to engineering perfection. I'm not sure where this Ducati falls in in that equation. I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By kdstang
You'll definitely regret it, I always have the...

You'll definitely regret it, I always have the biggest grins on my tuber out of all the bikes I've owned. I've thought of selling it as well, but every time I throw a leg over it, I can't bring...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,580
Posted By kdstang
I stove roped my baffles as well, I personally...

I stove roped my baffles as well, I personally love them, slightly loud on the throttle, but quiet when just puttering along. Shouldn't ever have to repack them.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,580
Posted By kdstang
So now we're talking "STOCK" "RWHP" "SPORTSTER",...

So now we're talking "STOCK" "RWHP" "SPORTSTER", and not "No 1200s can reach 100hp", just making sure I know where the goalposts are. And why would 50cc or even 12cc make so much difference, so...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,580
Posted By kdstang
Why's that so hard to believe? Buell 1200s have...

Why's that so hard to believe? Buell 1200s have been running 100hp since '98. A rebuilt sporty could easily match that with aftermarket parts and same displacement.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,580
Posted By kdstang
I've got the V&H baffles in my pipes, yes, they...

I've got the V&H baffles in my pipes, yes, they make it sound very nice, still louder than stock, but not like the jackhammering of open pipes when wearing a helmet.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,442,942
Posted By kdstang
Actually that's not far from what Wikipedia has...

Actually that's not far from what Wikipedia has to say about the Bosozoku:

"The word bōsōzoku is also applied to motorcycle gangs, who share an interest in modifications (often illegal) for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,152
Posted By kdstang
If you're insistent on the 100mpg at 55mph, you...

If you're insistent on the 100mpg at 55mph, you would likely need a Honda, and it would be a <125cc moto or scooter, I would start looking there.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,847
Posted By kdstang
I'm more of a Mercury guy...

I'm more of a Mercury guy myself...Mmmmm....Mercury, the sweetest of the transition metals.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,152
Posted By kdstang
If trying to truly save money, look for a nearly...

If trying to truly save money, look for a nearly maintenance-free bike. Belt drive, easy (or no) valve adjustment, cheap tires, etc. A Suzuki Savage, 250cc scooter, single cylinder BMW's, even a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,249
Posted By kdstang
Is this all news to people? This kit has been out...

Is this all news to people? This kit has been out for ages.
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 53,885
Posted By kdstang
Hey, if you bought one and enjoy it, great. ...

Hey, if you bought one and enjoy it, great.

But why do I get the feeling that Honda purposefully hamstringing their automatic bikes with poor performance and styling (DN-01), or poor efficiency...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,759
Posted By kdstang
Silly rabbit, missing fingers are for Gixxer...

Silly rabbit, missing fingers are for Gixxer riders. Yeah, seeing the white twigs of bone sticking out of stumps is a good reminder to not try to clean a chain with the bike running.
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 21,443
Posted By kdstang
That seat was the first thing to catch my eye,...

That seat was the first thing to catch my eye, looks funky, but I bet its comfy. Will def. have to get a test ride on one, now I just have to find a Vic dealer, which is surprisingly hard considering...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,166
Posted By kdstang
With what, 8hp and no torque, it'd probably get...

With what, 8hp and no torque, it'd probably get stuck on the first zombie, then you'd have to hoof it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 51,383
Posted By kdstang
Why redesign the 883? It serves a niche (that...

Why redesign the 883? It serves a niche (that being the perceived ease of use for a beginner). It has different heads and cylinders, both easily swapped out in an afternoon, but lower gearing in the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 91,995
Posted By kdstang
Noticed you have a damper. Did you ever...

Noticed you have a damper. Did you ever experience any high speed wobble? I've had my X1 up to 130 and it was rock solid through the whole range. I see most people have a Banke brace where you have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,773
Posted By kdstang
:roflThe Harley battery (deka AGM, only blacker)...

:roflThe Harley battery (deka AGM, only blacker) in my 02 883r lasted from 2002 until 2010, so yes, they are junk. So being the sucker that I am, I've been putting them into all my bikes from here on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 54,451
Posted By kdstang
Same here, right at 50 on the highway on an X1,...

Same here, right at 50 on the highway on an X1, seemingly no matter how I ride.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,933
Posted By kdstang
I get a kick out of the warnings throughout the...

I get a kick out of the warnings throughout the service manuals as well. Everything comes with the "Failure to ____ can result in severe injury or death" warning. I suppose if they didn't they'd get...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,047
Posted By kdstang
Doesn't get much cheaper or easier to maintain a...

Doesn't get much cheaper or easier to maintain a sportster, no valves to adjust, everything's out in the open, no fairings to remove, belt doesn't require much attention, single carb/TB...etc.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,167
Posted By kdstang
2011 Honda Elite 110 - 80mpg all highway 2002...

2011 Honda Elite 110 - 80mpg all highway
2002 Sportster 883r - 56mpg
1999 Buell X1 - 50mpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By kdstang
Isn't there going to be an Indian Harley?:D

Isn't there going to be an Indian Harley?:D
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 28,037
Posted By kdstang
Just something about crappy old cars...turn up...

Just something about crappy old cars...turn up the bass:evil


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcS4lzgY2Do
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,233
Posted By kdstang
The tubers have a somewhat bad rap when it comes...

The tubers have a somewhat bad rap when it comes to problems, but here are some things to look for:

-Ensure that rear shock is not leaking and has good function
-Check rocker box, cyl base...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,221
Posted By kdstang
I'm thinking they're testing the waters to see...

I'm thinking they're testing the waters to see what they can get away with. I know that India is a large and growing market, but it seems strange that Harley is forcing its way overseas. It wouldn't...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,443
Posted By kdstang
It's really too bad that it took so long for...

It's really too bad that it took so long for people to find out how great these bikes really are. The low prices are allowing buy-ins for people who otherwise wouldn't buy one. I know I bought my X1...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,266
Posted By kdstang
I doubt Polaris will be taking many chances with...

I doubt Polaris will be taking many chances with Indian, if they indeed do anything with the marque. They might be seeing it as a direct apples to apples competitor to Harley, the name still has...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,723
Posted By kdstang
Is that the medium buttpad deluxe? Your seat...

Is that the medium buttpad deluxe? Your seat looks similar to my 883r seat, I may have to try it out.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,026
Posted By kdstang
Most of the complaints are from people who...

Most of the complaints are from people who dismiss the engine just because its an air-cooled pushrod, but it is perfect for the street. It may be old school, but compare it to an 1100 air cooled...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,026
Posted By kdstang
I wouldn't let the smaller engine scare you off....

I wouldn't let the smaller engine scare you off. They actually spin a bit higher and allow a higher top speed than the 1200. The power diff is easily made up with mods. Although smaller, the x9 is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 22,042
Posted By kdstang
Beings we're comparing an HD to a Bonneville, how...

Beings we're comparing an HD to a Bonneville, how does the XR1200X compare?
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,991
Posted By kdstang
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 104,804
Posted By kdstang
For a bike carrying a viper V10, I think its well...

For a bike carrying a viper V10, I think its well done. I looks like a torture rack though.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,218
Posted By kdstang
Not a terribly bad thing, better a little loose...

Not a terribly bad thing, better a little loose than tight, about 3/4" is suggested for tuber buells.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,218
Posted By kdstang
I certainly can't speak for earlier bikes, but my...

I certainly can't speak for earlier bikes, but my 99 X1 was rock solid at 130 mph. I've never had any problems cruising at 80+ mph.
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,020
Posted By kdstang
Going from an 883 to Vmax is quite a leap. Come...

Going from an 883 to Vmax is quite a leap. Come to think of it, if my Mother-in-Law was a new rider, I might recommend the Vmax as well....:evil
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