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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 52,086
Posted By rocker59
http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellane...

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous-bike-photos/i-Xzh45XH/0/M/CB650SC%20a-M.jpghttp://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous-bike-photos/i-SCXJ9cz/0/M/CB650SC-M.jpg
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 52,086
Posted By rocker59
It's funny how our perceptions change. CB650SC...

It's funny how our perceptions change. CB650SC was the hottest 650 of 1983, besting many of the 750s with it's performance. Huge ad campaign by Honda, featuring Jay Gleason at the dragstrip and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4,193
Views: 491,438
Posted By rocker59
Interesting. Same measurements as my 1996 Moto...

Interesting. Same measurements as my 1996 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100.

Well, except for the weight. My Guzzi's weight is 485 lbs... 100 lbs less...

58-inch wheelbase, 4.25" trail, 26-degree...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-24-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 45,411
Posted By rocker59
:deal Just we two Running down the highway...

:deal

Just we two
Running down the highway
Smiling at the problems
'cause there's always the world, you know...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TOOTZuOaaVY"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,991
Posted By rocker59
Federal DOT law requires all two place...

Federal DOT law requires all two place motorcycles to have footrests and handholds for the passenger. It's been that way for decades.

I guess the States are wanting to make sure those DOT safety...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By rocker59
This will get your from Tucumcari to Durango (if...

This will get your from Tucumcari to Durango (if you don't mind skipping Santa Fe). Some great riding: https://goo.gl/maps/ikeBU

Since you're riding up US-550, then swinging west at Ridgway and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 249,751
Posted By rocker59
Factory Breva 750.

Factory Breva 750.
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By rocker59
An example of some relatively easy off pavement...

An example of some relatively easy off pavement you could detour over on this route:

Just North of Silverton, head West over Ophir Pass, then take pavement North to Telluride, then grab Last...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By rocker59
All pavement. And fun. With some off pavement...

All pavement. And fun. With some off pavement opportunities along the way, if you like: https://goo.gl/maps/ST0Ga
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 74,230
Posted By rocker59
V7-II will most likely be in The USA last half of...

V7-II will most likely be in The USA last half of 2015 as a 2016 model.

They're just now releasing the -II in Europe.

USA is always the last market to receive new models from Guzzi.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 246,867
Posted By rocker59
if the bike is parked, engine off, the "hum"...

if the bike is parked, engine off, the "hum" you're hearing is probably the fuel tank venting system.

Rear racks. Well, Stuchi Luigi made nice ones, but they've gone out of business. You could...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,604
Posted By rocker59
And Muley Point, just above Goosenecks State...

And Muley Point, just above Goosenecks State Park, on Cedar Mesa.

:thumb
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,604
Posted By rocker59
+1 :thumb Dead Horse Point and Grandview...

+1 :thumb

Dead Horse Point and Grandview Point are great, if you're in the Moab area. I enjoyed Arches, but is it spread out and not really as dramatic as lots of other scenery in SE Utah.
...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,604
Posted By rocker59
"long way" south of US-50, if your intent is to...

"long way" south of US-50, if your intent is to stay close to that Highway.
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,604
Posted By rocker59
Starting from San Francisco, you could make a...

Starting from San Francisco, you could make a pretty good ride of:

Yosemite National Park
Death Valley National Park
Zion National Park
North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-08-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By rocker59
Yeah. The East Cape looks real hospitable... ...

Yeah. The East Cape looks real hospitable... :norton

https://static.panoramio.com.storage.googleapis.com/photos/large/58020622.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Dezhnev
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,695
Posted By rocker59
The perfect riding partner! Since I prefer no...

The perfect riding partner! Since I prefer no more than +10 to +15 down the straights (anyone can twist a throttle in a straight line), I'd love for his wheelie riding ton-up antics to keep him out...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,491
Posted By rocker59
http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-Decem...

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-December-1-Jasper-Ride/i-jwspV8t/0/M/DSCN9473-M.jpg

1996 Sport 1100.

I bought this bike new in March 1997, so I've owned it almost 18-years.

In...
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By rocker59
It's Lizard Creek Campground. Ten miles...

It's Lizard Creek Campground.

Ten miles south of the South Entrance to Yellowstone, on Jackson Lake.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 249,751
Posted By rocker59
No official update, but don't expect it in The...

No official update, but don't expect it in The USA before the last half of 2015 as a 2016 model.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,605
Posted By rocker59
+1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 62,786
Posted By rocker59
It's no different from any other manufacturer. ...

It's no different from any other manufacturer.

CB650SC, CB1100F, CBR600F4i, CBR100RR, VF750F, VFR1200F.

XS650SK, YX600, YZF600R, YZF-R1, FJR1300ES.

GPZ1000RX, ZX10R, ZZR600, ZX6R, ZG1000,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By rocker59
Sommer 462. Diesel-powered Royal Enfields,...

Sommer 462.

Diesel-powered Royal Enfields, built by a German guy.

http://www.bikeexif.com/diesel-motorcycle

http://www.royalenfields.com/2010/01/royal-enfield-diesel-looks-handsome.html
...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By rocker59
Yeah, after thinking about it, I seem to recall...

Yeah, after thinking about it, I seem to recall temps being 25/65 and 30/70 when in Yellowstone that May. So, below freezing at daybreak.

I think the low humidity, high elevation, and lack of...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By rocker59
Some of the best riding in that part of the...

Some of the best riding in that part of the country.

Would eat up a lot of time, though, and will be at the end of his day coming to The Hub.

Might be best to take that route home, so he...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By rocker59
Indianapolis is right at halfway, if you're...

Indianapolis is right at halfway, if you're slabbing it. I-70 / I-44.

Should be easy to find a decent place to stay in the Indy area.

I'd drop some coin on a nicer place than a Motel-6, but...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By rocker59
I've ridden most of US-50 in Colorado, Kansas,...

I've ridden most of US-50 in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri.

Nice US highway.

In the big cities it's paired with interstate or loop routes now. Following it's old route through someplace...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By rocker59
Here's a route that picks up some really good...

Here's a route that picks up some really good roads on the way back to Houston:

<iframe...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By rocker59
You'd be limiting your window to the week before...

You'd be limiting your window to the week before Memorial Day weekend.

The park is just getting opened up, but the crowds are not there yet.

Last time I did this, I was leaving the park for...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By rocker59
The KOA in Ouray is pretty kick-ass. ...

The KOA in Ouray is pretty kick-ass.

http://koa.com/campgrounds/ouray/

Great spot to base out of for riding to places like Silverton, Durango, Dolores, Telluride, Ridgway, Gateway, Lake City,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 62,786
Posted By rocker59
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 153,378
Posted By rocker59
The suspension isn't bad as-is, but more fuel...

The suspension isn't bad as-is, but more fuel would be nice.




Nah. That's something a vintage BMW seat covered in tan leather could cure.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 62,786
Posted By rocker59
The thread shitting in Harley and cruiser threads...

The thread shitting in Harley and cruiser threads would go way down if the Mods would create a Cruiser sub-forum.

Then, like you don't go to BMW sub-forums, most of the HD-bashers would not ever...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 990
Views: 153,378
Posted By rocker59
Seems pretty obvious to me, once the exhaust is...

Seems pretty obvious to me, once the exhaust is moved

http://dirtybirdconcepts.com/Indians/pics/Scout-42/DBC-Scout42-5.JPG
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,732
Posted By rocker59
The State Police here release a list of all...

The State Police here release a list of all auto/moto fatalities each year.

One year I went through the report and picked out the moto fatalities (they don't separate auto and moto in their...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,193
Views: 491,438
Posted By rocker59
What are the annual unit volumes of bikes like...

What are the annual unit volumes of bikes like the Yamaha FJR, Kawasaki Concors, Honda ST 1300, and BMW RTs for the USA market ???

I'll bet you they are in the few thousands each. If that.

And...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4,193
Views: 491,438
Posted By rocker59
Really? The V-Rod engine/transmission weighs...

Really? The V-Rod engine/transmission weighs about what the entire Motus weighs.

Same for a Dyna Chassis, less the engine/transmission!

A V-Rod engine in a Dyna chassis as a sport-tourer to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 62,786
Posted By rocker59
In the world. According to your link, for...

In the world.

According to your link, for USA:

2012 XR1200X: 300 units
2011 XR1200X: 507 units

Makers like Moto Guzzi can be satisfied with numbers like this. For The Big Four and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 62,786
Posted By rocker59
There's a white XR1200X on CL in Chicago right...

There's a white XR1200X on CL in Chicago right now.

Sure is tempting! :tb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 62,786
Posted By rocker59
I've seen a couple on the road. Production...

I've seen a couple on the road. Production numbers are extremely low. A few thousand units in The USA.

The XR1200 is destined to be parked next to the XLCR, XR1000, and XL1200S in the history...
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