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Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,191
Posted By scrannel
Ridden a K1200R/K1300R lately? I like HDs but to...

Ridden a K1200R/K1300R lately? I like HDs but to me -- along with Goldwings -- they are the ultimate bland-o-matics. The Goldwing feels like an appliance; the HD like an appliance... that's busted.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,910
Posted By scrannel
It used to be that you could go into a police...

It used to be that you could go into a police station and file an accident report yourself (if they will not respond). Not sure if you still can.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,191
Posted By scrannel
I used to do all my own work on my sportsters and...

I used to do all my own work on my sportsters and honestly did not find pulling the tranny or whatever to be that big a deal. Easy bike to work on. Although they were pretty bullet-proof. And the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,247
Posted By scrannel
Except in my case, for 2006, we're talking...

Except in my case, for 2006, we're talking virtually every Speed Triple off the line with bad front brakes. Not isolated. BTW, my BMW is still running fine. I probably just got a good one.
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,191
Posted By scrannel
You sent that from a phone? But I too used to...

You sent that from a phone? But I too used to live in Vermont, drive a Harley and drop acid. Now I live in Malibu, drive a BMW and drink rosé. Clear?
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,217
Posted By scrannel
When I was stupid and banging around the middle...

When I was stupid and banging around the middle east on roads that were not, filling up with gas that was -- maybe 70 octane... all that shit. I saw every motorcycle that could be pushed or driven...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 41,093
Posted By scrannel
I agree with the above Goldwing comments. The...

I agree with the above Goldwing comments. The bike I rode (a friend's) was just too much of a car. So, for me, since the definition of excitement is "motorcycle"...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,857
Posted By scrannel
Duolever. Paralever is the rear.

Duolever. Paralever is the rear.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,857
Posted By scrannel
I'm one who also feels the K1300R is a piece of...

I'm one who also feels the K1300R is a piece of rolling sculpture. Less conventional, of course, but IMHO, very beautiful. Can't get them in the USA, of course. But from my K1200R can tell you...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By scrannel
Now that is a true Road Warrior. When you can't...

Now that is a true Road Warrior. When you can't ride anymore, don't sell it -- frame it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,590
Posted By scrannel
I've been riding for 30+ years and never liked...

I've been riding for 30+ years and never liked cruisers mainly, for me at any rate, because they cut out too much of the raw bike experience. I don't even like windshields. But that's just me.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,921
Posted By scrannel
Same here. Really an attractive package for...

Same here. Really an attractive package for getting in and out of a place like Los Angeles. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,088
Posted By scrannel
For some reason I couldn't get used to the riding...

For some reason I couldn't get used to the riding position. Felt cramped. I know that sounds strange. Couldn't complain about the machine itself though: high quality rolling sculpture.
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,088
Posted By scrannel
Had one and really didn't like it -- but they...

Had one and really didn't like it -- but they sure are pretty. Nice lookin' rides, guys.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,921
Posted By scrannel
Love this thing... and hope it really works.

Love this thing... and hope it really works.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-12-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,237
Posted By scrannel
Somebody got passed and didn't like it. And they...

Somebody got passed and didn't like it. And they wanted to tell us all about it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,258
Posted By scrannel
Still have my 1974 Ducati 750GT. But therein...

Still have my 1974 Ducati 750GT. But therein lies the difference: like a late 60's Ferrari, it's very street worthy today. It's smooth, fast (enough), handles well and (mine) is dead reliable. I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,169
Posted By scrannel
Ducati 750GT. Bought new when I was a kid in...

Ducati 750GT. Bought new when I was a kid in 1974. Still have it.
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,333
Posted By scrannel
Then it must have worked!

Then it must have worked!
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By scrannel
Great ride. Of the few BMWs I've owned (and the...

Great ride. Of the few BMWs I've owned (and the '06 I currently own) never had anything serious go wrong, least of all the FD. From what I understand -- on the K-Bikes at any rate -- there was a FD...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 145,878
Posted By scrannel
HD E-glide. Triumph Speed Triple. My only two...

HD E-glide. Triumph Speed Triple. My only two blow-out disappointments.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,633
Posted By scrannel
Of course a lot of people put forward PEGS on...

Of course a lot of people put forward PEGS on their bikes just to be able to change leg positions on long rides. But the biggest issue for me with forward controls is I have a very whacked back and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By scrannel
Something I would have to seriously... take...

Something I would have to seriously... take seriously.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,358
Posted By scrannel
Have gone both ways, owning more HDs than BMWs. ...

Have gone both ways, owning more HDs than BMWs. Currently have a K1200R, however, which I consider to be a perfect bike, for me at any rate. To go to an HD now it would have to be a Sportster for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,417
Posted By scrannel
I'm no expert on the softails but have two...

I'm no expert on the softails but have two friends who owned them and hated them for long distance. Basically they said they felt the rear just didn't have enough travel. Maybe they've been...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,538
Posted By scrannel
Actually, one way I made buying a v. fast bike OK...

Actually, one way I made buying a v. fast bike OK with my wife was taking out a term life insurance policy for $3 million. She just laughed and said "Ride your ass off!"
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,323
Posted By scrannel
Well... I was going to say this right from the...

Well... I was going to say this right from the start but didn't want to be accused of being a racist asshole. About half my friends are Koreans and they joke about this super-posing all the time. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,820
Posted By scrannel
When I was a kid I would undertake... anything. ...

When I was a kid I would undertake... anything. But when I went shopping for my last bike ease of maintenance was not a factor because I just wasn't going to do that anymore, and I can afford to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,464
Posted By scrannel
Max, like you I took a bunch of years off, mainly...

Max, like you I took a bunch of years off, mainly to live to be a father to my son. But when he turned fifteen I went shopping. I'd had an E-Glide before, but when I test rode the thing felt like a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,986
Posted By scrannel
Looked at the link... Until recently I had a C6...

Looked at the link... Until recently I had a C6 Corvette with the eight cylinder version. The motor is fantastic (as is the mag suspension). Push rods and all. OH cams and desmo (not to mention...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,436
Posted By scrannel
So, pardon me for asking... but it never occurs...

So, pardon me for asking... but it never occurs to anyone (at least on this post) with wire wheels that they ought to check their spokes once in a while? Drive around with a very heavy motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,355
Posted By scrannel
Shit, I thought they were a set of period...

Shit, I thought they were a set of period Wehrmacht tires pulled off a BMW shot dead on it's way to Stalingrad.
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,986
Posted By scrannel
Hey Moronic... on a lighter aside, when I was a...

Hey Moronic... on a lighter aside, when I was a dumb-ass kid I drove a BMW from Berlin to Perth. Amazing beaches -- unless they're all built up now. Great riding! Anyway, the $15k was a negotiated...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,304
Posted By scrannel
Is this current status? ...

Is this current status?

http://www.bikeexif.com/motos-voxan

Also, love their Starck designed cafe racer...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u235/scrannel/voxan-motorcycles.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7,629
Views: 1,125,876
Posted By scrannel
STILL want... the bike I own. ...

STILL want... the bike I own.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u235/scrannel/k-tour2a.jpg

But wouldn't mind one of these:

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u235/scrannel/munch006.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 368,986
Posted By scrannel
Agree with extreme prejudice... which is why I...

Agree with extreme prejudice... which is why I bought a new K1200R: Stock seat was (and still is) perfect; stock exhaust performs better than most aftermarket; bike has all the goodies (including...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,382
Posted By scrannel
I have a K1200R and was actually hoping BMW might...

I have a K1200R and was actually hoping BMW might go to a triple. K1600S (R)? Hope not.
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,125
Posted By scrannel
I currently have a Ducati and currently miss not...

I currently have a Ducati and currently miss not having a Sportster. But it would have to be an XR1200. (Since my Ducati is a 1974 750GT it was born retro).
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,292
Posted By scrannel
The original "theme" of this post was "why don't...

The original "theme" of this post was "why don't the manufacturers..." Taking some lead off a Goldwing or HD may be seen as an act of valor to us, but... what about at the source? Someone like...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,292
Posted By scrannel
Any of the Cyberpunk stuff will do! ...

Any of the Cyberpunk stuff will do!

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u235/scrannel/radial-bike-3.jpg
Radial Engine...


http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u235/scrannel/cyberpunk.jpg
No...
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