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Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By Kikemon
I heard back from Ida at Aerostich today. The R3...

I heard back from Ida at Aerostich today. The R3 is coming out this spring. It is between the regular Roadcrafter and the Lightweight Roadcrafter. It will be made of Cordura 500 with Cordura 1000 on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kikemon
I missed it then, what is the point? I just...

I missed it then, what is the point?

I just came off of a R100GS so I know about anchors, but I did learn to appreciate a bike that is good at going slow. There's more to be said for that than...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By Kikemon
Roadcrafter 3???

I just got an email about an Aerostich event in Texas where they will show the new Roadcrafter 3 (R3) suit. I couldn't find anything about this on their website or elsewhere. Anyone know about this?...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kikemon
If I really had to have it I would have clicked...

If I really had to have it I would have clicked the "Buy it now" button instead of posting here. I am ok living vicariously on this one
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kikemon
Hey Desert Surfer - actually I am stoked that...

Hey Desert Surfer - actually I am stoked that this went to a fellow inmate! This bike needed a good home and it looks like it found one.

I hemmed and hawed over this bike for a while. Ultimately...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,437
Posted By Kikemon
Oh, fuck me! I gotta get rid of that thing!

Oh, fuck me! I gotta get rid of that thing!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,437
Posted By Kikemon
OK, maybe I am alone on this. I have been riding...

OK, maybe I am alone on this. I have been riding 35 years and have had very few women seem to be particularly impressed with me on a bike. I am not good looking, but am not horribly misshapen or...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 3,092,931
Posted By Kikemon
Not sure why but I like it! Put a black fishtail...

Not sure why but I like it! Put a black fishtail exhaust on it like a Velocette Venom, would look very cool.
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6,335
Views: 941,050
Posted By Kikemon
I like these bikes and the looks are growing on...

I like these bikes and the looks are growing on me, but I still can't get around the way they are marketed. Everything I read is that they are very competent road bikes and I think most will agree...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kikemon
Talking Yes, exactly what I was looking for! If I wanted...

Yes, exactly what I was looking for! If I wanted to be talked out of it I would have posted something in the "Planning for your future, 401Ks and beyond!" forum!
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kikemon
Full disclosure: I've had 4 Honda CB400Fs, 3...

Full disclosure: I've had 4 Honda CB400Fs, 3 VFRs, 2 Tuonos and 2 900SSs over the years. Apparently I have no problem going back! :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kikemon
Not that this is a news flash or anything, but...

Not that this is a news flash or anything, but the range of opinions on Harleys is astounding!

I thought the quality control issues were behind them and their bikes were reliable if not...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kikemon
I can definitely appreciate the attraction of the...

I can definitely appreciate the attraction of the more traditional Sportsters - especially the lack of plastic (I'm on a VFR now), but the cruiser look never worked for me. Also, I do like having...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kikemon
That's the modern XR1200 with a $2000 XRCR...

That's the modern XR1200 with a $2000 XRCR conversion kit, not the old late '70s XLCR. I don't have the time/money/energy to keep a XLCR on the road and not enough room to have one as art. I wish I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kikemon
I hear you. I have never owned one and never...

I hear you. I have never owned one and never thought I would be looing at one thinking about it.
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,003
Posted By Kikemon
Stop me!

I am probably asking the wrong people, but this bike is on eBay right now and it is calling my name. I am supposed to be on a "break" and laying off buying new stuff like this. Can someone give me a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,743
Views: 457,941
Posted By Kikemon
Nonfango racks

Someone is selling a set of NOS Nonfango pannier racks for gen 4 VFRs on eBay. I could use a set of hard bags for my '97 and was wondering if anyone had experience with this brand - I've never heard...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By Kikemon
I'll echo what Dan said. I had a '95 Chesterfield...

I'll echo what Dan said. I had a '95 Chesterfield too (same bike?) as an only bike that I did everything on. If you commute on one, the long warm up sucks big time. The gearing on mine was not too...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6,335
Views: 941,050
Posted By Kikemon
http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv113/Kikemon_p...

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv113/Kikemon_photos/image_zps21e29dab.jpg (http://s675.photobucket.com/user/Kikemon_photos/media/image_zps21e29dab.jpg.html)

And it's actually one I own for a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 332,866
Posted By Kikemon
It seems that a little effort on their part would...

It seems that a little effort on their part would save them from answering the same questions via email over and over. Sort of like showing the world that they have a pulse and are still at it. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6,766
Views: 3,092,931
Posted By Kikemon
Chain?

Did they change which side they ran the chain on in those Falcones at some point in production or are people using different transmissions?
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,889
Posted By Kikemon
"Downgrading" was the best decision I've made. I ...

"Downgrading" was the best decision I've made. I have had a lot of really nice bikes over the years and have owned as many as three at a time, but I went back to school and had to economize and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 140,710
Posted By Kikemon
I like both the v-twins and v-and inline 4s. For...

I like both the v-twins and v-and inline 4s. For me a large v-twin is super easy to ride especially in the city because of the better low end torque. You can be lazy and not worry about shifting as...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6,335
Views: 941,050
Posted By Kikemon
I've had two of the early 750s (750 Brutale and...

I've had two of the early 750s (750 Brutale and 750 F4) and never had a problem with either of them (other than riding position on the F4:(:). I love the engines on them - like a Honda in-line 4 with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27,629
Views: 6,580,153
Posted By Kikemon
Is he wearing a back protector or is his body...

Is he wearing a back protector or is his body just shaped like a box?
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,723
Posted By Kikemon
I've had a couple of 1st gen Tuonos (same engine...

I've had a couple of 1st gen Tuonos (same engine as Falco) and found that fuel consumption went way up with a performance exhaust and chip - more so than other bikes I've upgraded that way. I went...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,004
Posted By Kikemon
My speedo is old school - cable driven :norton

My speedo is old school - cable driven :norton
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,004
Posted By Kikemon
Gps?

Does anyone have any experience with the GPS version of the Pro-Oiler?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,862
Views: 1,582,132
Posted By Kikemon
One time a woman pulls a late 70s American sedan...

One time a woman pulls a late 70s American sedan up to the Diesel pump and asks for a fill-up. This is Oregon so she can't pump it herself. The attendant tries to talk her out of it but she gets...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,361
Posted By Kikemon
I kindasorta agree but.. part of the equation...

I kindasorta agree but.. part of the equation that I think a lot of us like is acceleration - whether in a straight line or angular acceleration from taking a curve. If a bike cannot overcome its own...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27,629
Views: 6,580,153
Posted By Kikemon
Thanks. They are not cheap! Nice ones going for...

Thanks. They are not cheap! Nice ones going for $7K and up!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27,629
Views: 6,580,153
Posted By Kikemon
Carb and exhaust coming out of the same (front)...

Carb and exhaust coming out of the same (front) side of the engine? Tiny fork tube diameter! Anybody know what kind of bike this is?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Kikemon
Driver tipping

Not sure if this is the right spot for this. Apologies if it is misplaced. I bought a used bike that is being shipped from the other side of the country. Is it standard to tip the driver that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,740
Posted By Kikemon
In Portland, OR my main commuting concerns have...

In Portland, OR my main commuting concerns have more to do with staying dry and warm vs. cool! I'll give you the FI though - for a number of reasons. But, I've been on a carb'd 950 ADV for a while...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,740
Posted By Kikemon
I think there is something like a 1 kg weight...

I think there is something like a 1 kg weight difference between the 1997 and 1998, but the FI and engine improvements are significant. Not sure why the '94-97s are so appealing to me. Probably...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,740
Posted By Kikemon
Finally

So it only took me 2.5 years and 4 other bikes to finally pull the trigger on one! I just picked up a completely stock 1997 VFR750 with only 2K miles on it. Still has Japanese air in the tires. I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6,335
Views: 941,050
Posted By Kikemon
I always thought MS's were awkward looking bike,...

I always thought MS's were awkward looking bike, but this one looks good to me. The Pike's Peak versions look good too.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,670
Posted By Kikemon
Story says just his arm was run over. Seems like...

Story says just his arm was run over. Seems like a fair chance it was a trailer wheel that did it based on the circumstances, so probably not much to feel for the driver.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,304
Posted By Kikemon
Veterinarian at a zoo. Work way too many hours to...

Veterinarian at a zoo. Work way too many hours to do any serious riding lately. Commute on two wheels exclusively: either by bike (950 Adv) or bicycle. That's the extent of my riding right now. :cry
Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Kikemon
Thanks for the advice Jon.

Thanks for the advice Jon.
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