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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Mobiker
Really? C'mon guys its a little harmless fun....

Really?
C'mon guys its a little harmless fun. Life is short. Lighten up! I've been a moderator on a highly opinionated enthusiast site and the mods on this site do good job. I'm kind of amazed that...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-17-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By Mobiker
Subforum names

Youse guys running this site have a good sense of humor. :thumb
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,146
Views: 972,323
Posted By Mobiker
I was up there in '92 on the BMW. Sounds like...

I was up there in '92 on the BMW. Sounds like things haven't changed. At one construction zone, the flag girl said, "We're going to let you go through, but the scrapers have the right-of- way" :eek1...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By Mobiker
Yes they do, but in small numbers. Only 8 US...

Yes they do, but in small numbers. Only 8 US dealers and five of those are on the east or west coast. Closest dealer is either the one in Indy mentioned above or Chicago. Several hundred miles away....
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By Mobiker
I wish Polaris would buy Norton. Those Dreer...

I wish Polaris would buy Norton. Those Dreer based Nortons are lovely. At least in pics. Never seen one in the flesh. As long as they're hand built in the UK, I probably never will.

Shouldn't this...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Mobiker
Maybe I'm looking at your pics wrong, but it...

Maybe I'm looking at your pics wrong, but it looks like its rubbing on the exhaust side. I don't see how the shock could be causing this. Also the fender doesn't look centered, i.e. canted to the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,522
Posted By Mobiker
The cbr500r has a lot less lean than a VFR....

The cbr500r has a lot less lean than a VFR. According to cycle ergo and my own impression its about the same as the first gen FZ1, which isn't bad.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 606,211
Posted By Mobiker
http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3E...

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv659%3A%3Dot%3E9585%3D9%3B%3A%3D345%3DXROQDF%3E266%3C%3A938%3B%3C254ot1lsi
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 606,211
Posted By Mobiker
Good pic :thumb

Good pic :thumb
Forum: Face plant 12-11-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,013
Posted By Mobiker
Can't help with the insurance question, but get...

Can't help with the insurance question, but get well soon.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Mobiker
The F08 for the guzzi will not work on a 100gs. I...

The F08 for the guzzi will not work on a 100gs. I had a stuck piston that I could not get out. A new BMW caliper is $700 or something. I read that the F08 would work and it was only around $100 so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,505
Posted By Mobiker
Funny how the small things can make a difference....

Funny how the small things can make a difference. I ordered some parts from Max BMW and they threw a bag of M&M's in the box. Made my day.
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By Mobiker
Are those the standard or lightweight AD1's?

Are those the standard or lightweight AD1's?
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,429
Posted By Mobiker
Oil change frequency depends a lot on how the...

Oil change frequency depends a lot on how the vehicle is operated. On the old Dodge Dynasty I use to commute, 12 miles and park. Repeat. I changed it every 3000 miles. 207,000 miles and it still...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 148,903
Posted By Mobiker
Its never a great time to be bikeless.

Its never a great time to be bikeless.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,429
Posted By Mobiker
Do a search for northwest rider. He rode his to...

Do a search for northwest rider. He rode his to Alaska.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 148,903
Posted By Mobiker
I'm not disagreeing with your basic point, but...

I'm not disagreeing with your basic point, but Ford did sell a Futura in the states in the late '70's/early '80's.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,415
Posted By Mobiker
No reason you have to go modular. You just have...

No reason you have to go modular. You just have to find a helmet you like that accommodates glasses ok. Easier said than done. I had shoei rf200 and rf1000 helmets and my glasses fit fine and I never...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,077
Posted By Mobiker
Placed an order for lightweight utility pants,...

Placed an order for lightweight utility pants, comp roper elk gloves and a few miscellaneous items on 11/7. I ordered on the website which indicated the pants and gloves were out of stock. No time...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 197,319
Posted By Mobiker
BMW lists the naked F800r at 444 lbs and the...

BMW lists the naked F800r at 444 lbs and the f800gt at 470 lbs. But we digress....
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,291
Views: 534,011
Posted By Mobiker
I don't know about the 650 so FWIW. The only...

I don't know about the 650 so FWIW. The only place I know of that will rebuild the stock shock for the 1000gs is:

http://www.brunos.us/

You might call and ask them. They're in Ontario, but its...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 197,319
Posted By Mobiker
IIRC most road tests I read, where they actually...

IIRC most road tests I read, where they actually weighed the bike, it was more like 475 lbs wet. Much closer to the new FJ09 than a FZ07.
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7,177
Views: 1,439,249
Posted By Mobiker
Doesn't have to smugmug: ...

Doesn't have to smugmug:

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv5%3C34%3Dot%3E9585%3D9%3B%3A%3D345%3DXROQDF%3E266%3C%3A%3A33%3B5254ot1lsi
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 148,903
Posted By Mobiker
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,556
Posted By Mobiker
I have a clock from these folks and I've been...

I have a clock from these folks and I've been very pleased with it. Nice folks too.
They sell thermometers also. Website indicates they ship worldwide.

http://www.clocks4bikes.com/
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By Mobiker
Glad you seem to be ok. If the abs kicked in,...

Glad you seem to be ok.
If the abs kicked in, how come the rear locked? I thought the purpose of abs was to keep the brakes from locking up? What am I misunderstanding?
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 148,903
Posted By Mobiker
I'll take more bugs/rain over more...

I'll take more bugs/rain over more turbulence/wind noise any day.
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 93,899
Posted By Mobiker
Good to know. I figured they couldn't all be like...

Good to know. I figured they couldn't all be like that.



Going the other direction I stalled a hydro equipped Ducati 996 the first time I rode it. It had been a long time since I stalled a bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 93,899
Posted By Mobiker
I've only ridden a couple of bikes with hydraulic...

I've only ridden a couple of bikes with hydraulic clutches, but they had a very abrupt engagement, very far out on the lever travel. I'm sure its something you'd get used too or maybe its just a...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,415
Posted By Mobiker
I've got one of these, but I haven't used it yet,...

I've got one of these, but I haven't used it yet, so I can't vouch for its effectiveness. Its about as thick as a thermal undershirt. Seems well made.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-12-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 101,154
Posted By Mobiker
I find the 1050 interesting and comparable to the...

I find the 1050 interesting and comparable to the new Vstrom. I like tubeless wheels. 95 hp is enough for me. They claim better mpg's and that is good depending on how much better. Most the KTM twins...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 143,330
Posted By Mobiker
Well.....there's all the paperwork and such...

Well.....there's all the paperwork and such involved in a vehicle purchase.
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,605
Posted By Mobiker
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,221
Views: 690,826
Posted By Mobiker
Welcome neighbor :wave If you don't...

Welcome neighbor :wave

If you don't eventually do a social faux pas, you're not going to fit in very good at advrider :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-04-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 101,154
Posted By Mobiker
Be interesting to see what the price is and how...

Be interesting to see what the price is and how much mpg's are improved.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5,146
Views: 972,323
Posted By Mobiker
Doh! :shog :fpalm

Doh! :shog :fpalm
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5,146
Views: 972,323
Posted By Mobiker
Redesigned X? Link? Or are you talking about...

Redesigned X? Link?

Or are you talking about the yellow painted one above?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,997
Posted By Mobiker
I put a 925 in this spring. Won't know how it...

I put a 925 in this spring. Won't know how it lasts for a (hopefully) few more years. Conventional wisdom is to use the 680. I debated this and decided there has never been a time in my life when I...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,162
Posted By Mobiker
:huh

:huh
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,429
Posted By Mobiker
I don't have a frunk :cry but I often take a Givi...

I don't have a frunk :cry but I often take a Givi E45 as a top box on day rides or rides of 2-3 hours. On my way back I often stop and pick up a few groceries. I like to lock my helmet in the box...
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