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Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 223,059
Posted By lake_harley
Although it isn't quite as "planted" as a heavier...

Although it isn't quite as "planted" as a heavier bike would be, it was better than I expected. By comparison, my old '83 Gold Wing which just stays in a line where you put it on the superslab, the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 223,059
Posted By lake_harley
Since posting the picture, I've had a chance to...

Since posting the picture, I've had a chance to ride the 500 Ninja enough to go through a couple tanks of gas. Tank range of 200 miles is going to be pretty attainable, it seems. With a total of 366...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,196
Posted By lake_harley
I watched the video of Jay Leno, about the...

I watched the video of Jay Leno, about the Mission electric motorcycle. Electric motorcycles just never stirred me, but the Mission bike seemed really interesting. I think a range of about 150 miles...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,343
Posted By lake_harley
Tnbrit....You're in the UK, right? I know nothing...

Tnbrit....You're in the UK, right? I know nothing in particular about the UK, road conditions, what kind of riding you want to do (city mainly? rural roads?), or any number of other variables. What...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,318
Posted By lake_harley
Some time ago, I started a thread titled...

Some time ago, I started a thread titled "Unlikely Touring Bikes", or something like that. I'd provide a link, but for some reason "search" isn't working for me right now. There were a w-i-d-e...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 223,059
Posted By lake_harley
torags.....Yes, the smaller 500 would merit some...

torags.....Yes, the smaller 500 would merit some "medium distance" rides to see what it (knees and wrists) would feel like for hours on end, before taking on a 17 or 18 hour SS1000.

I noticed you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 223,059
Posted By lake_harley
Thanks! Now I look forward to putting some miles...

Thanks! Now I look forward to putting some miles on it. I used it today on a trip to pick up my new glasses....about 60 miles round trip. About 15+ miles in each direction was Interstate. Even though...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By lake_harley
flienlow....after a bit more poking around, I...

flienlow....after a bit more poking around, I realized it had me trapped in a "mobile" section of their website. I don't really know how I got to the point that I could get to the Main Page, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 223,059
Posted By lake_harley
Trying again...... YES_S_S!! It worked! ...

Trying again......

YES_S_S!! It worked!

Bike is pictured with an old set of soft bags and one of my tank bags. I also have a couple sets of Cortech bags and a Cortech tailbag. One of the set...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By lake_harley
I don't see anything like what you're describing....

I don't see anything like what you're describing. The only page I seem to find is really quite plain, with a long search bar at the top, and no icons(?) that produce any sort of drop-down menu. Below...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 223,059
Posted By lake_harley
Dis'lldo

A few days ago I ended up buying the '97 500 Ninja that my son has owned for about 6 or 7 years. He bought it while he was in high school and is now about to enter his 2nd year of a Masters program....
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By lake_harley
Photo Posting Advice Needed

I used to be able to add pictures to my posts when needed using photobucket.com I'm really computer illiterate and photobucket seems to have re-done their whole system and I haven't figued out how...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,895
Posted By lake_harley
Agreed.....the conversion from track to street...

Agreed.....the conversion from track to street form would take more effort than I'd want to put in on any regular basis. Before the tails on sportbikes got so wasp-like in recent years, something...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,895
Posted By lake_harley
Is your current CBR1000RR not street legal, or is...

Is your current CBR1000RR not street legal, or is there some reason you just wish to keep it for track only? Since you've already done a long trip on it (or anonther CBR1000RR?)and didn't sound like...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,227
Posted By lake_harley
Holy thread archives Batman! This thread is close...

Holy thread archives Batman! This thread is close to being old enough to get a driving learner's permit!

Lynn
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,496
Views: 286,410
Posted By lake_harley
Many, or most, of the bikes I've had over the...

Many, or most, of the bikes I've had over the years have "resisted" going into 1st from neutral to different degrees at different times. I either rock the bike back and forth, like suggested by...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,310
Posted By lake_harley
I don't name my bike(s), but really liked the...

I don't name my bike(s), but really liked the name someone in the Airhead section gave their R75/6....."Brun Hilde"....mythical Germanic princess or something, I think.

Lynn
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,890
Views: 616,810
Posted By lake_harley
R4mbler....Congrats on your SS1000! I did one a...

R4mbler....Congrats on your SS1000! I did one a couple years ago....similar distance, but about 15 minutes longer. I'll use the excuse that I had to stop more often than I would have liked because of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 223,059
Posted By lake_harley
I guess my "to buy, or not to buy a second bike"...

I guess my "to buy, or not to buy a second bike" dilema resolved itself today. My son called and finally has made up his mind that he wants to sell his '97 500 Ninja. He's in grad school now and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,490
Posted By lake_harley
That's what I had in mind when I started the...

That's what I had in mind when I started the thread.....sportbike for solo sport tour duty.

Lynn
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 223,059
Posted By lake_harley
Nice VFR! There's a 2003 VFR800 with 45K on...

Nice VFR!

There's a 2003 VFR800 with 45K on the clock for sale locally (Missouri) for $3875 that comes with factory bags, helibars, Sargent seat, etc.. According to KBB and NADA, that might be a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By lake_harley
Valid question. I wouldn't call myself a hermit...

Valid question. I wouldn't call myself a hermit or recluse, but I tend to like a lot of things that aren't what I'll call mainstream in my particular area or among my friends and acquaintances....
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By lake_harley
Range is my biggest complaint about my old GL1100...

Range is my biggest complaint about my old GL1100 when on a longer solo ride. My reserve line is still plugged after trying various things and methods to get it open. With my maximum useable fuel at...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,120
Posted By lake_harley
It seems the discussion has taken several tacks: ...

It seems the discussion has taken several tacks:

A) Harley Davidson; those who like HD, and those who don't.

B) E-bikes vs. "conventional" motorcycles; likes and dislikes/skepticism

C)...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By lake_harley
I don't have a ST bike, I ride a '83 Gold Wing,...

I don't have a ST bike, I ride a '83 Gold Wing, but if I had my druthers, I'd have a ST bike. I've lusted after a FJR1300 or Kawi Concours 1400, but my wife is comfy on our old 'Wing, and I'm just...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,767
Posted By lake_harley
The reasoning I once read/heard, is that USD...

The reasoning I once read/heard, is that USD forks put the larger diameter "outer tube" at the top making them less prone to flexing and twisting. I suppose that benefit would be most apparent to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,120
Posted By lake_harley
The thing that somewhat puzzles me is that...

The thing that somewhat puzzles me is that electric vehicles seem to be thought of as being such a wave of the future, and maybe they are. But, electricity isn't free so you still have to pay to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By lake_harley
Took a look at the pictures of the listing you...

Took a look at the pictures of the listing you posted and wondered if all of the brackets come with it to mount the saddlebags and top box?

I have a '83 GL1100I that was bought as a project bike....
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 32,746
Posted By lake_harley
I had a 2004 FZ6, but sold it a few months ago....

I had a 2004 FZ6, but sold it a few months ago. I'm 5'10" with a 34" inseam and about 155#. My FZ6 had 1" bar risers and the stock windshield. I sold it since I never did get around to using it for...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,419
Posted By lake_harley
Here's a...

Here's a report.....http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18512

Lynn
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 94,093
Posted By lake_harley
tkitna.....I'm sure others have reported the MPG...

tkitna.....I'm sure others have reported the MPG experience, but on a 80 MPH super-slab run, what MPG do you get?

On my '83 1100, I get about 40 MPG in just regular riding around home on two...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 94,093
Posted By lake_harley
CajunRider....Seeing that "Black Beauty" almost...

CajunRider....Seeing that "Black Beauty" almost makes me want to update to an 1800! I've read numerous times about the great handling. I guess that's what 30 years of advancements produces, when...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 94,093
Posted By lake_harley
Actually, it wasn't the truck stop on the...

Actually, it wasn't the truck stop on the Southwest side of the interchange, that I think you're referring to, it was the Casey's store on the East side of the street. They had two hoses, both 87...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 94,093
Posted By lake_harley
I made a trip out to Denver, actually Parker, CO...

I made a trip out to Denver, actually Parker, CO on Sunday on my 1983 GL1100I. Left home in Southeast Missouri at 3:00 AM and rolled into my Brother-In-Law's driveway right at 6:00 PM Mountain time....
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,490
Posted By lake_harley
The quote is from my original post. In hindsight,...

The quote is from my original post. In hindsight, which is generally 20/20, I probably "asked for it" with some of the terms I used in the rest of my post, but I don't think it would be appropriate...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,490
Posted By lake_harley
Impressive detective work, mrphotoman! ...

Impressive detective work, mrphotoman!

Point remains....don't ditch the stock parts, some of us want/prefer them.

Oh...the solo seat was on a BMW and the Corbin that was already on the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,490
Posted By lake_harley
I've always thought the "undertail eliminator"...

I've always thought the "undertail eliminator" crowd, for instance, was conforming to non-conformity:lol3

Lynn
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,490
Posted By lake_harley
I'm relieved to read that I'm not the only one in...

I'm relieved to read that I'm not the only one in the "Leave It Alone" camp! Another thing that always raises a red flag to me is a bike with 3-4,000 miles on it that has a new tire with "about 1000...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,490
Posted By lake_harley
Why No Unmolested Sport Bikes?

I have been watching the Flea Market section here, as well as looking on several local craigslists for a well-cared-for used sportbike....with the bike of preference a '07-11 GSX-R600. I want the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,896
Posted By lake_harley
Admiring the inflatable girlfriend, or amazed at...

Admiring the inflatable girlfriend, or amazed at the bike/trailer combo? :lobby

Lynn
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