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Forum: Equipment 08-18-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,635
Posted By rocksterman
Another alternative-

Bates leathers in CA is another good source for U.S. made leather. Had a pair of their Fastlane boots. Nice stuff...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,672
Posted By rocksterman
+1 on the D616. I believe these were designed as...

+1 on the D616. I believe these were designed as the original OEM tire for the Buell Ulysses and are now marketed as sort of a "stunta" sportbike tire. Had a set on my Rockster and were great for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,302
Posted By rocksterman
Overpriced?

Looks like a decent conservative cruiser in niche of HD Sportster. Over $13k seems like too much cash for a parts bin special, though. Most other MG models all seem reasonably priced for what they...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,678
Posted By rocksterman
Switchback is a Dyna Glide with hard bags, no?

Switchback is a Dyna Glide with hard bags, no?
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,678
Posted By rocksterman
Another review...

Here is another review. Again the suspension is lauded despite the short travel..... "light, accurate handling and generally unflappable chassis"

They ding the bags for difficulties with the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,118
Posted By rocksterman
Sure you don't want to keep the 2nd as a parts...

Sure you don't want to keep the 2nd as a parts bike for the inevitable FD failure? :evil

Seriously, besides cosmetic and storage differences, how do "P" bikes differ from the civilian version? Do...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 27,729
Posted By rocksterman
Dead weight?

I like the wheels. I think the fat fender is for aerodynamics, rather than protection. For better lap-times, you know.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,925
Posted By rocksterman
Will there even be gasoline to burn in 30 years?

Will there even be gasoline to burn in 30 years?
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By rocksterman
+1! I do the same using the rafters in the...

+1! I do the same using the rafters in the garage. Depending on bike, I try to attach to the lower triple tree instead of the bars. If the fairing is removed you can hook the ratchet strap into the...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By rocksterman
I have no idea how much wear those boots have...

I have no idea how much wear those boots have seen, but perhaps it is time to buy new boots? Gore-tex and similar will wear out over time and use, and once it does, it's done.
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,783
Posted By rocksterman
Versys

I'll advocate for a Versys though I have never owned, nor ridden one. I did own a B1200 for a couple years.

-liquid cooled and fuel injected are plusses in my book
-lighter
-better fuel economy...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By rocksterman
Fear Mongering?

:huh OP requested information regarding reliability and parts support and I provided my personal experience. Just want to make clear that the mid-life revision (2005-2006?) did not necessarily...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,879
Views: 471,328
Posted By rocksterman
Funny Bandit Review

Here's a good Bandit review which waxes a bit sarcastic about overpriced Uber-Tourers....
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,853
Posted By rocksterman
XL Roadster or Honda Shadow RS

I'd think a 2004-2009 rubber mount Sportster would fit the bill. Any sportster 2004 and newer will have a rubber mount engine, and while they shake at idle they smooth out really nicely on the road....
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,523
Posted By rocksterman
Crossroads is another nice alternative, though...

Crossroads is another nice alternative, though notably larger/heavier and no ABS. Never rode one but I rented a Vision for a few days in Southern AZ and really enjoyed it. I was amazed at how well it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,523
Posted By rocksterman
I had a 2004 XL1200R that I bagged out similar to...

I had a 2004 XL1200R that I bagged out similar to the Switchback and it handled just fine, despite not having the "self-centering, balanced" :confused front end of the Baggers. Dynas are typically...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,523
Posted By rocksterman
Switchback

I've been eyeing the Guzzi Cali Vintage and Switchback looks like a nice alternative for a classic styled solo-tourer just short of a full-blown barge. Bags, shield, neutral riding position, low/easy...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By rocksterman
Capo Warning

Electrical problems persist on the later model Capos too. I speak from experience, as my 2007 fried it's wiring and other bits within its first season and left me waiting weeks for warranty repair...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-28-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,905
Posted By rocksterman
mixed feelings

I picked up a Nuvi 500 refurb for $150.00 recently on fleabay. Using it with a RAM cradle and handlebar mount kit (RAM-B-149Z-GA28U) and a hardwire kit on my KLR. For the money, it is a decent little...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,598
Posted By rocksterman
what about a turbo? or nitrous? :smile6

what about a turbo?

or nitrous? :smile6
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By rocksterman
Good Luck. Hope it works out. The injectors might...

Good Luck. Hope it works out. The injectors might be the same as the BMW part, which might be easier to find. Hopefully you can put some fresh gas in it and it'll start right up and you won't need to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By rocksterman
My GF has a 99 F650 funduro (dual carb), which is...

My GF has a 99 F650 funduro (dual carb), which is essentially a BMW labelled Pegaso. It is a great little bike. At some point afterwards the BMW and Aprillia designs differ and I'm not sure if the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By rocksterman
Looks just like my GF's Funduro, 'cept for the...

Looks just like my GF's Funduro, 'cept for the turn signals. I believe the sticker on the rear panel says "Funduro". I wouldn't get hung up on the R bit. In BMW speak "R" indicates a horizontal...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,648
Posted By rocksterman
Love Mine

I recently picked up a left-over new 2007 and love it. The 06-07 models had some updates such as stiffer fork springs and ABS and many of the niggles from the earlier models appear to have been...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By rocksterman
Uh, yeah, <cough>...I knew that.....

:doh

Guess I need to download an owners manual someplace......have a Clymer which doesn't cover basic operator stuff like that.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By rocksterman
F650 ground wire help needed

Hey Y'all,

Just picked up a 1999 F650. When I removed the saddle, a wire was laying on the airbox. :confused One end is connected to the bolt which holds the coolant tank to the frame. The...
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