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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,612
Posted By ARiderX
Lol, I was thinking the same. But luckily I'm not...

Lol, I was thinking the same. But luckily I'm not that bad :D This is catastrophic

First of all to the OP: Perfect move and quick thinking to get this video off of him! It's pure gold....
Forum: Road Warriors 07-01-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,804
Posted By ARiderX
Just a question, how long have you been debating...

Just a question, how long have you been debating the purchase of a new motorcycle? Sometimes you just gotta jump in head first, or you'll never get onto another bike

No "metric cruisers" or...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 613,663
Posted By ARiderX
From To And that's why you...

From



To



And that's why you should treat everyone as a potential customer. You just never know, and davevv was actually explicit about having just an interest... Now, nothing is...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,833,922
Posted By ARiderX
Aaargh, why'd you have to do this. This topic is...

Aaargh, why'd you have to do this. This topic is dangerous! Love that triumph thunderbird. I just mentioned it in another topic, if ever I turn to cruisers, this will be it, hands down, no questions...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-28-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 215,746
Posted By ARiderX
How fast could you go without it being a...

How fast could you go without it being a nuisance? Not only sound, but air pressure on torso/helmet?

I took the stock screen off (so there's no bracket, just the mounting points left and right and...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,640
Posted By ARiderX
Off topic, but interesting story. That's why I...

Off topic, but interesting story. That's why I avoid big gatherings and the ubiquitous sunny sunday afternoon driving roads.

It's always the same roads and the same motorist watering holes. It's...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,074
Posted By ARiderX
If I were to get into cruising, it would be the...

If I were to get into cruising, it would be the thunderbird all the way. Wouldn't have to test (did so twice), wouldn't have to read the reviews. I'd put my money down eyes closed. There's no better...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By ARiderX
Oh boy... Sure do. Don't wanna be a dick, and I...

Oh boy... Sure do. Don't wanna be a dick, and I know how much effort and thought goes into buying a bike, and how exited one feels. Far be it for me to rain on someones parade, but sell that thing......
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-24-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,429
Posted By ARiderX
Okay, we can look at it this way then. Initial...

Okay, we can look at it this way then. Initial faults versus long term reliability.

So to be more specific about my comment, long term reliability is the only thing that matters to me. That's why...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-23-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By ARiderX
While we're on the subject... My shifting...

While we're on the subject...

My shifting isn't atrocious. It's not "experienced sport bike rider smooth" either.

Up for me is the easiest. And it's one speedy coordinated movement. I also...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-23-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 215,746
Posted By ARiderX
Thanks. Anyone any input on comparing the two?...

Thanks. Anyone any input on comparing the two? They look very similar, and apply the same "techniques" (flow under the screen, etc...)

The seem to be a good bit cheaper than the madstad screens...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-22-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,429
Posted By ARiderX
Uhm... It would be bad if it weren't, at 2500...

Uhm... It would be bad if it weren't, at 2500 miles, don't you think? That's not a glowing endorsement just yet. Every bike is entirely reliable at 2500 miles, it has barely turned a wheel.

Not...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-22-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,864
Posted By ARiderX
Did you really? Congrats! Whenever I see your...

Did you really? Congrats! Whenever I see your name, I spontaneously think: stelvio :D But I've seen you showing interest for the capo every time someone mentioned it. So you caved and got one :lol3 ...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-22-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 215,746
Posted By ARiderX
Now that I'm finally, slowly, warming to a...

Now that I'm finally, slowly, warming to a madstad solution (simply because the standard screen is so awful, I might be tempted to forget about aesthetics...), only to realise they're in the USA and...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-21-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,074
Posted By ARiderX
And is the ugliest thing on two wheels known to...

And is the ugliest thing on two wheels known to mankind...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-21-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,074
Posted By ARiderX
You look way tall on that bike. It might just be...

You look way tall on that bike. It might just be the angle/perspective/relative size of the windscreen, but it looks almost like you're straddling a megascooter. And that's (one of) my problems with...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,646
Posted By ARiderX
http://www.whizmoandgizmo.com/Misc/R1200STjarjar.j...

http://www.whizmoandgizmo.com/Misc/R1200STjarjar.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 06-18-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,833,922
Posted By ARiderX
yet... you failed...:hmmmmm:snore ...

yet...



you failed...:hmmmmm:snore

I shall now also get of your lawn... :gerg
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,416
Posted By ARiderX
The thing is, now you can have both. As was said...

The thing is, now you can have both. As was said before, it's not the 1980s anymore. Big tourers are not the land barges they used to be. A 1200RT might be close to 600 pounds (don't know, just a...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By ARiderX
I think he did. to the OP, didn't you open a...

I think he did.

to the OP, didn't you open a few topics on sportsters already? If I remember correctly, you tested a "normal" sportster and you were totally put of by the crude agricultural vibes....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,640
Posted By ARiderX
Depends on what you are looking for. I meant it...

Depends on what you are looking for. I meant it in the context of wind protection. There's none better than the RT it seems. I sat on one recently, and just by looking at the cockpit you could feel...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 613,663
Posted By ARiderX
Congrats! It looks like it's finally happening....

Congrats! It looks like it's finally happening. :D Real bikes in the hands of real guys. And it was only a couple of months ago we were still reading the same tired old replies about this never...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,833,922
Posted By ARiderX
Are you in charge of the build team? It sure...

Are you in charge of the build team? It sure looks like a quality job, and if you're into that styling, the bike couldn't have turned out better. But, and I mean no disrespect, I'm a little jaded on...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,640
Posted By ARiderX
Haven't been to a bmw dealer in a long time. but...

Haven't been to a bmw dealer in a long time. but I should really think about test riding this one, and the RS.

Also never had the pleasure to ride an RT. It's said to be a eye opening experience....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,640
Posted By ARiderX
Looks like a few guys will be putting their name...

Looks like a few guys will be putting their name on some marvellous machines today :D Regardless of whether it will be a multi or an XR, can't go wrong if you have the cash for it (purchase and...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,655
Posted By ARiderX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzPwvVoqyHs ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzPwvVoqyHs

I know, probably been posted already, and I've seen it a while ago but it popped up in my feed again.

I continue to be impressed by this motorcycle,...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 203,640
Posted By ARiderX
That F800GS engine and the multi engine are on...

That F800GS engine and the multi engine are on different planets, don't know why they're being compared. That said, boring and vibey as it is, I still liked that little F800GS power plant. My triple...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 613,663
Posted By ARiderX
The first inmate owning a MOTUS will be patient...

The first inmate owning a MOTUS will be patient zero, the singularity that will make this topic collapse :D

From quickly reading the replies, seems like there is some genuine interest, people...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,655
Posted By ARiderX
This bike is my secret crush... Such a sweet...

This bike is my secret crush... Such a sweet looking machine. And I'm not a cruiser guy. But if I ever turn to cruising, it will have to be something like this.

Stellar job from polaris, both...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-01-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By ARiderX
That is interesting! That's sort of what I want...

That is interesting! That's sort of what I want to try (last try to get something that works on my tiger)

Tried the factory windshield, it sucks (universal fact), tried no screen, but the wind...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-01-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,695
Posted By ARiderX
I have one more try in me I think, if I find out...

I have one more try in me I think, if I find out how to do it :p Not the standard screen (that's a given), no "naked", but maybe a short flyscreen, street triple style. Maybe if it's tilted far...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-01-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 215,746
Posted By ARiderX
hmm A bit cheap, no? I don't go to starbucks......

hmm A bit cheap, no? I don't go to starbucks... In fact I don't go anywhere in particular while riding, it's about the ride.

But some people like a good-looking bike, for themselves. Not for...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-31-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 215,746
Posted By ARiderX
posted this in another thread, but it might be...

posted this in another thread, but it might be relevant to those who think of removing their screen... :

I just removed the screen... It's like sitting on a taller upright speed triple now.
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,695
Posted By ARiderX
hmmm just removed the screen... It's like sitting...

hmmm just removed the screen... It's like sitting on a taller upright speed triple now.

But not a total success either. Sure, better airflow, cleaner air. But quite a lot of pressure. I didn't...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,695
Posted By ARiderX
I'm glad to see that the XCx is selling really...

I'm glad to see that the XCx is selling really well. Every few days there's someone starting a thread about his new XCx

And deservedly so, it is such a sweet machine. I've mentioned a few times...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,833,922
Posted By ARiderX
And for me, there is little more satisfying than...

And for me, there is little more satisfying than such motorcycles. I'm too tall for an SV, but when I read "affordable" and "reliable", it usually means a well executed, well engineered motorcycle,...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-29-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 613,663
Posted By ARiderX
yep i always associated it with "emotion" and...

yep i always associated it with "emotion" and "motion", as in the latin word...

Never thought of it as "motorcycle of the US" .. too lazy to look it up, but is that for real? Or just guessing?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-25-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,777
Posted By ARiderX
This bike can't win, there really isn't an angle...

This bike can't win, there really isn't an angle from which it doesn't look hideous. Seriously, what were they thinking? Or smoking? I want some...

Look indeed like its melted all over that front...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-25-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,833,922
Posted By ARiderX
I'd love to have one of those to add to the XCx....

I'd love to have one of those to add to the XCx. But with all my questionable decisions on bikes (past bikes) I've decided to take it slow to even out the imaginary balance of "money spent" versus...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,777
Posted By ARiderX
Pathetic statement... (dumb assumptions,...

Pathetic statement...

(dumb assumptions, straw-man argument, ...)

I'm not among the "old people" and I think it's hideous, poor taste, and the answer to a question no one has asked. So this is...
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