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Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21,648
Views: 6,289,096
Posted By BalancePoint
I agree completely as well. This, to me, is where...

I agree completely as well. This, to me, is where conversations about the HP limitations of the Scram, especially in comparison to the Thrux or Bonnie, are kind of silly. This is just a bike that...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21,648
Views: 6,289,096
Posted By BalancePoint
[QUOTE=mjfields_228;23483984]More photo's of the...

[QUOTE=mjfields_228;23483984]More photo's of the MF'rs Scrambler. I added Works Performance Shocks and a Center Stand this last week. I STILL LOVE this bike!!!!


Is the area you shot these pix...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 139,106
Posted By BalancePoint
I'm often tempted by newer and sexier bikes, and...

I'm often tempted by newer and sexier bikes, and think about selling my ST1300, but test rides and getting back on the ST, especially since I've spent a fair bit on comfort and conspicuity upgrades-...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 230,858
Posted By BalancePoint
One more and I'm done.

I live in Florida, this is really too easy.


This bike has won every show it has been in.

http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/4295869143.html
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 230,858
Posted By BalancePoint
Hell, I missed that. That's BAD ASS, right there.

Hell, I missed that. That's BAD ASS, right there.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 230,858
Posted By BalancePoint
Emaculant.

http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/4328888818.html

It's BAD ASS, MEAN LOOKING, and especially once it gets put back together it's EMACULANT.

God Bless.
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 42,791
Posted By BalancePoint
I own a Scrambler, and love it. That said, if...

I own a Scrambler, and love it. That said, if your standards are at the level of a powerful motorcycle with a high power-to-rate ratio and high level suspension, it just isn't gonna get it. As for...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21,648
Views: 6,289,096
Posted By BalancePoint
Horses for courses.

I've owned bikes spanning a range of capabilities, the one with the heaviest foot in the hooligan camp was a K1200R.
I currently own an ST1300 and a 2007 Scrambler. So I have some experience with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,114
Posted By BalancePoint
+1. There are a lot of folks out there who are...

+1.
There are a lot of folks out there who are just plain old dickheads. For thousands of years they've plagued civilization.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By BalancePoint
It's mid-September and you live in Nebraska....

It's mid-September and you live in Nebraska. You've got time to let this rattle around in your head for a little while. See what you think in what, mid-April of next year? Even if you pulled the...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21,648
Views: 6,289,096
Posted By BalancePoint
My Scrambler...

Pretty much stock, exceptions are airbox gone, TOR exhaust, Dynojet'd carb, some cosmetics. I really love the bike.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/9522684395_624d66f97a_o.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,297
Posted By BalancePoint
I owned a number of pretty fast bikes, including...

I owned a number of pretty fast bikes, including a K1200R that I nearly got killed on, and now I have a Honda ST1300 and a carb'd Scrambler.

So I have two overweight, underpowered bikes, love 'em...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,797
Posted By BalancePoint
I own the cool looking one. There's no arguing...

I own the cool looking one. There's no arguing the facts of this post, though.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,922
Posted By BalancePoint
Hah! Never heard that one before.

Hah! Never heard that one before.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,922
Posted By BalancePoint
It appears from your post that you already have a...

It appears from your post that you already have a GSA?

You won't find anything that fits better size-wise. All you're likely to get from the replies to your post is a lot of half-informed opinions...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,710
Posted By BalancePoint
You may want to open up the competition. There...

You may want to open up the competition. There are other candidates. Also, remember how little of the bike you can see from the saddle.
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,047
Posted By BalancePoint
It occurs to me, given the age of the ST1300's...

It occurs to me, given the age of the ST1300's design, along with the lack of success the VFR1200 has had in the US market, that a few tweaks to the VFR to give it touring credentials might solve the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,047
Posted By BalancePoint
Like everyone, I'd like a bit better heat...

Like everyone, I'd like a bit better heat dissipation and a bit less curb weight. Probably in that order. There a few practical things I with Honda had done a better job with:

User-freindly...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,260
Posted By BalancePoint
Based on your menu of needs, between the 2 bikes...

Based on your menu of needs, between the 2 bikes the Bonneville is probably closer to a match. The Scram has challenges with carrying gear- a hindrance in touring on a bike that's really not the most...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 78,736
Posted By BalancePoint
It's a beautiful bike. I can't help noting how...

It's a beautiful bike. I can't help noting how limiting the design parameter is for the engineers, though. There are a considerable number of styling cues evident in both the 2013 FJR and the Honda...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By BalancePoint
25,000 miles on my K12R before I wrecked it. Two...

25,000 miles on my K12R before I wrecked it. Two bikes, really. Below and above 7000 RPMs. Very civilized bike, I very much enjoyed mine in town and on the road with the Cee Bailey screen and BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,720
Posted By BalancePoint
I've owned neither bike. I have owned BMWs and...

I've owned neither bike. I have owned BMWs and while I loved them, my experience tells me this guy is giving you excellent advice.
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 46,204
Posted By BalancePoint
You can be pretty sure that the HES will fail...

You can be pretty sure that the HES will fail eventually on the R1100R. It's a good idea if the history of a used bike is unknown to go ahead and replace it rather than waiting for what is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,350
Posted By BalancePoint
It's hard to come up with anything nice to say...

It's hard to come up with anything nice to say about Gill electrical components. I love my Scrambler, but I'm not going to claim Gill pick-up coils, ignition coils and that !@&E%@ igniter aren't...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,407
Posted By BalancePoint
This sums it up perfectly. I'd add that whether...

This sums it up perfectly. I'd add that whether it's a Honda ST, Yamaha FJR, or Kawi C14, you'd be very happy if mainly one-up. For two-up most often, I don't think there's an alternative to the Gold...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,297
Posted By BalancePoint
You'd be talking about an entirely different...

You'd be talking about an entirely different bike, one Triumph pretty much already makes with the Street Triple. These bikes aren't designed or purchased for that kind of use.
If your assessment...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,297
Posted By BalancePoint
I have a Honda ST1300 and a Scrambler. Both...

I have a Honda ST1300 and a Scrambler.

Both are a bit heavy in relation to power, but otherwise polar opposites. Under a hundred miles the Scram is perfect, longer runs I grab the ST keys. The...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,345
Posted By BalancePoint
Blood Meridian. I sold my last BMW of four...

Blood Meridian.

I sold my last BMW of four in a row to go to the ST1300, and I haven't missed it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By BalancePoint
Too little information to say at this point. ...

Too little information to say at this point.
Fuel pump and filter are inside the tank, it would have been prudent to replace the section of line inside the tank that connects the two with the flange...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By BalancePoint
Dredged up this old post. Took a ride down...

Dredged up this old post.

Took a ride down to this place over the weekend, and it was the best 7 bucks I've spent in a looooong time. 240 acres of cool old steam powered iron, from little hit and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 24,115
Posted By BalancePoint
I never had more than annoying problems with the...

I never had more than annoying problems with the 4 BMWs I've owned.

The R1100R lost the hall effect sensor and stranded me, it was 10 years old when it happened, I learned that's about the...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 587,885
Posted By BalancePoint
For what it's worth... I can see the issue with...

For what it's worth...
I can see the issue with someone looking at buying a new sport-touring/just-touring-but-not-a-luxo-barge ride. The ST1300 is starting to trail the field in technical features,...
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21,648
Views: 6,289,096
Posted By BalancePoint
Pretty sure there's no doubt a Bonnie can do...

Pretty sure there's no doubt a Bonnie can do everything a Scram can, save the particular exhaust note. Very nice ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,568
Posted By BalancePoint
There's a million opinions. I've always liked the...

There's a million opinions. I've always liked the Cee Bailey screens. There's a really large selection of heights and widths. I put 20,000+ miles on an 09 GS with one.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By BalancePoint
Those pix are of a 2012 bike? Yikes. ...

Those pix are of a 2012 bike?

Yikes.

OK, second look- it's just a lot of dust and grime, not peeled paint and surface corrosion. Never mind. Ride that wild pony.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 42,791
Posted By BalancePoint
If somebody can find a Speed Triple boring,...

If somebody can find a Speed Triple boring, imagine me on my ST1300. I take some solace in this. Would Rossi be bored on an S1000RR? I guess that Ducati MotoGP nag bored him.

I have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,162
Posted By BalancePoint
I just cover the scuffs with more scuffs, and...

I just cover the scuffs with more scuffs, and maybe a sticker.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By BalancePoint
Aahh, the pink potato chip surprise. I had...

Aahh, the pink potato chip surprise.

I had it happen on a 98 R1100R. I took the tank off, pulled the flange covering the fuel pump, and cleaned it out with the etching solution you get with Kreem...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By BalancePoint
Best tail/seat bag for Scrambler? >>

I've got the original seat on my 07 Scram, TOR pipes. Currently, I'm using a Cortech bag that is functional enough but is really too "floppy" for my taste. It attaches using 4 bungee hooks, and I've...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By BalancePoint
I owned a 98 R1100R for a few years and about...

I owned a 98 R1100R for a few years and about 25,000 miles.

It's a great all-around bike. That phrase suits this motorcycle perfectly. The stock BMW cases are huge, windscreen options are quite...
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