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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 64,624
Posted By chadhargis
6'5" and ride a Aprilia Dorsoduro 750.

6'5" and ride a Aprilia Dorsoduro 750.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 132,725
Posted By chadhargis
I typically do it for all bikes I buy. I bought a...

I typically do it for all bikes I buy. I bought a brand new Ninja 1000 and noticed a huge connector right in front of the back tire that was not sealed or packed with grease. Sure enough, a quick...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 132,725
Posted By chadhargis
Awesome thread. Just picked up my 2009 DD...

Awesome thread.

Just picked up my 2009 DD 750 yesterday. On my first ride I discovered it has a non-functioning fan and a wacky tachometer.

Hey, it's five years old and has been sitting in a...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,345
Posted By chadhargis
I'd love to know the specs on this bike. I've...

I'd love to know the specs on this bike. I've owned a couple of Buells and loved them. The Ulysses is possibly the best bike I've ever owned in terms of fun to ride. Yeah, it had some minor issues,...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,266
Posted By chadhargis
If given the choice of the two, money being no...

If given the choice of the two, money being no object, I think I'd go with the GS. I owned a GS years ago, and loved that bike other than the fact that the heads carboned up so bad it pinged like...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,603
Posted By chadhargis
I'm coming up on a year with my 2012 Ninja 1000....

I'm coming up on a year with my 2012 Ninja 1000. I've ridden it in the wet, dry, hot, cold, gravel, paved, near and far. The only environment it's not been to is the track (my leathers appear to have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,603
Posted By chadhargis
I'd love to have a 29" inseam. I have a 36"...

I'd love to have a 29" inseam. I have a 36" inseam and find the N1K supremely comfortable. It's all day comfortable with a set of peg lowering brackets and my custom Baldwin seat that is an inch...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,603
Posted By chadhargis
I've never owned a Blackbird, but looking at the...

I've never owned a Blackbird, but looking at the stats, it appears the Blackbird doesn't have a top speed limiter like the N1K does as it's top speed is listed at 180mph. The Bird weighs in at about...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
My Buell Ulysses spun the dyno at 82hp which was...

My Buell Ulysses spun the dyno at 82hp which was strong from what I was told. Some only managed 72-75. It was a fabulously fun motor though.

The Motus engines strong point is in what it isn't....
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 77,934
Posted By chadhargis
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/...

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/chadhargis/Nashville%20Track%20Day/070422-60298.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
Rest assured folks...Motus has every intent to...

Rest assured folks...Motus has every intent to test the bike in the real world.

Test riders have been arranged and endurance testing will begin in around April.

That's all for now... :deal
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,911
Posted By chadhargis
When I had my FJR1300, a buddy of mine had a...

When I had my FJR1300, a buddy of mine had a Busa. He offered to swap bikes for a bit and I declined. I knew riding the Busa would make my bike feel like an underpowered lump.

Most powerful...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
This bike looks like a lot of damn fun ...

This bike looks like a lot of damn fun

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Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,603
Posted By chadhargis
Yeah...I'm sure to most folks it looks like a...

Yeah...I'm sure to most folks it looks like a sport bike, but it's really a very good sports tourer. I even like the stock screen.

I am really looking forward to making a run to the mountains on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,603
Posted By chadhargis
The bike doesn't need much. I couldn't tolerate...

The bike doesn't need much. I couldn't tolerate the stock seat and I needed more leg room. That's really all I've done to mine other than a couple of power outlets and a RAM mount.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
Here's a fine idea: ...

Here's a fine idea:

http://www.cowhidecovers.com/images/store/thumb/th_sidesaddlebaggascan.jpg

:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
Is a MPG figure on a $30,000 motorcycle really...

Is a MPG figure on a $30,000 motorcycle really necessary? If the thing gets 20mpg, and runs on Dom Perignon, anyone shelling out the kind of dough required to by a "toy" doesn't really care.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,603
Posted By chadhargis
Yeah...Kawasaki misnamed the Ninja 1000. First...

Yeah...Kawasaki misnamed the Ninja 1000. First thing my wife said was, "that's a crotch rocket!". It's really not. It's a very comfortable bike with a nice spread of power over the rev range.

It's...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
Yes....yes we do!! :rofl

Yes....yes we do!! :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
From the emails I've exchanged with them they...

From the emails I've exchanged with them they seem like very nice folks with a solid business plan.
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
The Motus is a premium product. Suspension...

The Motus is a premium product.

Suspension by Ohlins
Seat by Sargent
Brembo monoblock brakes
Paniers by Givi
Exhaust by Akrapovic
The list goes on....

This isn't there cheap OEM brand...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
While we're at it, can someone please explain to...

While we're at it, can someone please explain to me why ANYONE would by a Mont Blanc pen when my Bic writes just as well.

And instead of picking up that new BMW 3 series, I think I'm gonna spring...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,603
Posted By chadhargis
Yes, it's amazing how some people can be...

Yes, it's amazing how some people can be comfortable touring on a sportbike while I have to stop every 150 miles on a Goldwing.

My knees typically start feeling like someone is driving nails...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
Yep...there are bikes. They are pre-production at...

Yep...there are bikes. They are pre-production at this point, but they do exist.

I've been in touch with the factory regarding doing some test riding for them. I hope I'm fortunate enough to throw...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
I just don't get the argument here. If...

I just don't get the argument here.

If you're buying a Motus, you aren't buying HP. It's like buying a Rolex. Sure, a Timex keeps time just as well (if not better), but it's a freakin' Timex. It's...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,603
Posted By chadhargis
The brake lever was actually too low with the...

The brake lever was actually too low with the pegs in the stock position. I had to slide my foot up quite a bit to reach it. Now it's better. Maybe a little too high, and I could adjust it down a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,603
Posted By chadhargis
I could remove the "feelers" and get back to near...

I could remove the "feelers" and get back to near stock clearance, but I am not a peg dragger. I'm a big believer in proper body position when riding aggressively and will seldom ever find myself...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,603
Posted By chadhargis
Got a few mods bolted on this week. Very pleased...

Got a few mods bolted on this week. Very pleased with them.

Seat
Fantastic! Big, wide, supportive, and the extra height combined with the peg lowering kit is awesome. Fit and finish are...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,172
Posted By chadhargis
KLR-650 for me. That bike proved to me that...

KLR-650 for me.

That bike proved to me that you can't ride a spec sheet. It had no power, suspension was crap, it had a torture rack for a seat, and it was possibly the most fun bike I've ever...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5,542
Views: 1,022,311
Posted By chadhargis
Interesting statement, but I have...

Interesting statement, but I have "transportation". A VW Tiguan. It carries loads of pizza, kids, and other crap. Weather protection is excellent. Nice cold AC and warm heat.

I own a motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,036
Posted By chadhargis
I had an FJR and put a Wilbers shock and fork...

I had an FJR and put a Wilbers shock and fork springs on it. It made a huge difference.
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 281,569
Posted By chadhargis
I'm hoping to see that sort of service record out...

I'm hoping to see that sort of service record out of my Ninja 1000.
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 64,204
Posted By chadhargis
I've ridden a couple of Harleys. I'm not a...

I've ridden a couple of Harleys. I'm not a cruiser guy, but if I were going to buy a cruiser, it would be an HD. They are very good quality motorcycles, and they have that "mojo". They just feel...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 91,498
Posted By chadhargis
I'm getting old....I know this not because of the...

I'm getting old....I know this not because of the 20 extra pounds I'm carrying around, how bad my knees ache, or how slowly I heal after doing something stupid.....no....I know I'm old because bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
I'm playing the devil's advocate here, but how...

I'm playing the devil's advocate here, but how can anyone be sure it would beat a ZX-14?

We're talking about a 1650cc engine generating some impressive power in a 530lb motorcycle suspended with a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
Does anyone make a 185hp sport tourer with...

Does anyone make a 185hp sport tourer with 122ft/lbs of torque?

I'd say that's world beating.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,348
Posted By chadhargis
Wonder what my Ninja 1000 gets at 100 mph? ...

Wonder what my Ninja 1000 gets at 100 mph?

Humm, time for an extended 100mph run. :)
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
Motus looks like they have a great product. If...

Motus looks like they have a great product. If it's as good in reality as it appears to be, the moto mags should slobber all over them.

I'm pulling for them. They are a couple of hours down the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
Depends on the person. I, for one, would much...

Depends on the person. I, for one, would much rather have a motorcycle that makes people say, "What kind of motorcycle is that?" rather than "Nice Harley".
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,691
Posted By chadhargis
Every company starts somewhere. I've been...

Every company starts somewhere.

I've been following the Motus story over the years. I'm anxious to see how these bikes do. I'm hoping to see Erik Buell put out his affordable street bikes.
...
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