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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,875
Posted By rocker59
What are they doing? Selling the shite out of...

What are they doing? Selling the shite out of motorcycles!

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/07/22/harley-davidson-sales-and-financial-results-second-quarter-2014/?src=SOC&dom=fb
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 34,775
Posted By rocker59
d00d.... Seriously? That bike was...

d00d.... Seriously?

That bike was probably financed for 84 months.

People are payment buyers. They will go with the lowest payment. That means 60, 72, or 84 months on shite like boats,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By rocker59
HD introduces new models at the end of July each...

HD introduces new models at the end of July each year.

Some companies will not announce next year's bikes until September / October.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,875
Posted By rocker59
Hard? Work? :scratch

Hard? Work? :scratch
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By rocker59
+1 But luckily I ride a bike with enough...

+1

But luckily I ride a bike with enough power to pass them. And, I don't mind dispatching them with a pass over the DY. It's just paint, not a retaining wall.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 218,168
Posted By rocker59
Cool! I like it without the fairing!

Cool! I like it without the fairing!
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 218,168
Posted By rocker59
http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1991-LM-V/...

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1991-LM-V/i-9M3VNhq/0/L/LM-V%207-18%20d-L.jpg

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1991-LM-V/i-TLgJJ8N/0/M/LM-V%207-18%20b-M.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,875
Posted By rocker59
16-Million what? One has to have a broad view of...

16-Million what? One has to have a broad view of the definition of "motorcycle". Since HD doesn't sell anything under 500cc, a fair comparison doesn't include all the 49cc scooters you're counting...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,957
Posted By rocker59
This would've been a good opportunity to stuff a...

This would've been a good opportunity to stuff a V-Rod engine into a touring frame.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,721
Posted By rocker59
In all my trips on I-40, US-412, and US-50...

In all my trips on I-40, US-412, and US-50 between The Ozarks and The Rockies over the past 16-years, I have yet to get stuck in a storm. I've seen them in the distance, but have never had to deal...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,249
Posted By rocker59
Yet, the OP left the stop with all his money... ...

Yet, the OP left the stop with all his money... :rolleyes
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,721
Posted By rocker59
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lHBZylcxIvw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xJkDphU5olo"...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,249
Posted By rocker59
That's not exactly right. It's not "illegal" to...

That's not exactly right. It's not "illegal" to carry cash over $10,000 across State Lines. You just have to be able to show a paper trail. The debit receipt from the teller at the bank would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,721
Posted By rocker59
Something to keep in mind, and you can see it...

Something to keep in mind, and you can see it each day on the radar this time of year. Look at Accuweather for a full picture of the USA: The storms blow up in the afternoon and move eastward. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,365
Posted By rocker59
There are some top-shelf options for RSU forks. ...

There are some top-shelf options for RSU forks. Ohlins makes some nice ones.

As seen on the Norton 961 SS

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20C/Norton%20961SE%20%201.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By rocker59
My take is that the typical BMW buyer did not...

My take is that the typical BMW buyer did not like the Ducati 900SS style seating position of the F800S, and bought the ST instead.

I thought the S had a real natural sporty seating position. I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,365
Posted By rocker59
The Marzocchi M1R was pretty nice. It was seen...

The Marzocchi M1R was pretty nice. It was seen on some Ducatis in the 1980s and Guzzis in the 1990s.

I have a version of the M1 on one of my Guzzis, and it's pretty good with stiffer springs from...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,365
Posted By rocker59
I've not seen any steel on the forks of the...

I've not seen any steel on the forks of the Ducatis and Guzzis I've been around.

The USD forks are lighter, stiffer, allow more bearing surface, and less unsprung weight.

They've been used by...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,986
Posted By rocker59
Yeah. Some day they may actually have that...

Yeah. Some day they may actually have that high-tech fancy stuff like FBW throttles, EFI, ABS, CAN-Bus, touch screen information centers, etc....

Oh, wait.. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,875
Posted By rocker59
With Harley's huge resistance to "NOT INVENTED...

With Harley's huge resistance to "NOT INVENTED HERE", I really doubt your hypothesis.

They've been working at hiring new, younger talent for several years, now. No doubt this was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,875
Posted By rocker59
Either way, that was a big part of Buell's...

Either way, that was a big part of Buell's "failure".
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 25,955
Posted By rocker59
Well, I think the bike rocks! And, glad one of...

Well, I think the bike rocks! And, glad one of the big guys is doing something with electric motorcycles! :super
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,331
Posted By rocker59
Sounds to me like you slowed down just enough to...

Sounds to me like you slowed down just enough to park yourself in her blind spot. That probably accounts for her reaction when the both of you got stopped. She lost sight of you and didn't know you...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,129
Posted By rocker59
"Woe". But yeah.

"Woe".

But yeah.
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,887
Posted By rocker59
No shite? For reals? :ear

No shite? For reals? :ear
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,129
Posted By rocker59
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,887
Posted By rocker59
That's a Photoshop that actually looks better...

That's a Photoshop that actually looks better than the supposed spy shots that are out there!

Must be a first!


So is this new Scrambler just going to be a Monster with a different tank and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,129
Posted By rocker59
Awesome! Praise for lightweight...

Awesome!

Praise for lightweight liquid-cooled engines, and a complaint that a bike gains over 30-lbs when a liquid-cooled engine is added. All in one post!

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,129
Posted By rocker59
No. He means he'll never understand a...

No. He means he'll never understand a liquid-cooled Monster.

And I agree.

The original point of the Monster, and what the designer did, was put an air-cooled 900 Supersport mill into a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 142,650
Posted By rocker59
GT-Rx = Guzzitech. A real asset to the Guzzi...

GT-Rx = Guzzitech. A real asset to the Guzzi community.

Todd has been coming up with good solutions for Guzzisti for years.

Shame to run him off of ADVrider...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-03-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By rocker59
Last Dollar Road. Runs from CO-62 near Dallas...

Last Dollar Road. Runs from CO-62 near Dallas Divide to near Telluride.

County Road 2 from Silverton up to Animas Forks.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 218,168
Posted By rocker59
http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-May-2...

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-May-25-Ride-with-Michael/i-FMMVtg9/1/L/DSCN3230-L.jpg

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-May-25-Ride-with-Michael/i-PdSvxcP/0/L/DSCN0046-L.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,875
Posted By rocker59
It's all enjoyable! :deal ...

It's all enjoyable! :deal

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-June-20-Wildguzzi-Western/i-fj4CCcm/0/L/DSCN9752-L.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,875
Posted By rocker59
+1 or New Mexico... 80mph just might...

+1

or New Mexico...

80mph just might get you passed on a lot of those roads!

http://rocker59.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Solo-Ride-Santa-Fe-9172008/i-bjPKVH6/0/L/DSCN3884-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 142,650
Posted By rocker59
The reality is, most Moto Guzzi dealers don't do...

The reality is, most Moto Guzzi dealers don't do a lot of volume, and don't take a lot of trades.

And, a Nevada would probably be right down at the bottom of the desirability list.

You can't...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 142,650
Posted By rocker59
How many different shock choices do you need? ...

How many different shock choices do you need? Guzzis actually do have some pretty good aftermarket support, considering the low numbers of production.

Progressive, Hagon, Ikon, Gazi, Penske,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 142,650
Posted By rocker59
:lol3 :thumb

:lol3

:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 142,650
Posted By rocker59
V7... Stelvio... Not much crossover in...

V7... Stelvio...

Not much crossover in mission there. Two totally different bikes. In every way. 400 lbs retro standard vs. 600 lbs Giant Trailie.

I could see owning both. The Stelvio is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 142,650
Posted By rocker59
My God, man! Have you ridden a V7 ?? :dunno ...

My God, man! Have you ridden a V7 ?? :dunno

Gotta love the internet ! :rolleyes

The V7 is FAR FROM 'as bad as it gets'.

Half the people on this thread are only relating what they read and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 142,650
Posted By rocker59
USA got the new engine in 2013. No, there is...

USA got the new engine in 2013.

No, there is no dramatic performance increase with the "new" engine.

2012 has the metal fuel tank. That would be the big deal for me over a 2009-2011.
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