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Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,734
Posted By mcmann
I like it! ...

I like it!

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Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 481,589
Posted By mcmann
The link has close-ups: ...

The link has close-ups:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps67392745.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/imagejpg1_zps67392745.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,599
Posted By mcmann
The fit of the bike is a big consideration. ...

The fit of the bike is a big consideration. Having more leg room and better wind protection is important toooo.

You can get crash bars for the CB5X.
I was test fitting a high fender in this pic....
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,599
Posted By mcmann
Sounds like a fun bike. However, if you take...

Sounds like a fun bike. However, if you take long trips . . . or, ride two up . . . the NC7X would be a better choice . . . Buy both :-)
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,734
Posted By mcmann
Good point . . . There may be other reasons we...

Good point . . . There may be other reasons we did not get ABS in the States. Meeting EPA requirements requires very lean tuning in the lower gears . . . which contributes to the off/on jerky...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,734
Posted By mcmann
Product Planning makes proposals that are...

Product Planning makes proposals that are reviewed by legal . . . Not the other way around. You must have talked to a Customer Service Temp . . .

The Market Analysis includes a price point . . ....
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 204,554
Posted By mcmann
Mrbreeze, Remove your crash bars and see if the...

Mrbreeze, Remove your crash bars and see if the buzz goes away. Some riders put a rubber pad between the front crash bar mounts etc. to reduce the harmonics.

It's normal to want to try different...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,503
Posted By mcmann
I have found Std. Mode to be smooth enough for my...

I have found Std. Mode to be smooth enough for my needs. Plus, I get over 50 mpg. It works better in tight curves than "A" mode.
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,734
Posted By mcmann
I only bought the Madstad bracket . . . I already...

I only bought the Madstad bracket . . . I already have several Strom screens I can use. I like the Madstad system. Their touring screen mount is higher than my H bracket:

From Madstad'swebsite:...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 481,589
Posted By mcmann
Danggggggg . . . I am back on the V2 Band Wagon ....

Danggggggg . . . I am back on the V2 Band Wagon . . .

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Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,734
Posted By mcmann
It is my +4" Moose Racing V-Strom screen using a...

It is my +4" Moose Racing V-Strom screen using a Madstad bracket and Strom H bracket. I wrapped the bottom with carbon fiber decaling material.
...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,659
Posted By mcmann
Yep . . . i agree on two for one approach: I...

Yep . . . i agree on two for one approach:
I ride mountain bikes off road . . . my two for one are Wee Adventure & Street Fighter. I may consider the new V2 . . . as a third bike. Life is short ....
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 122,794
Posted By mcmann
A Versys is a little tall and buzzy . . . A CB5X...

A Versys is a little tall and buzzy . . . A CB5X is a great bike . . . Just have to shift more often . . . The FZ-09 has adjustable suspension, aluminum frame . . . and incredible power. If I had...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,734
Posted By mcmann
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/...

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Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,734
Posted By mcmann
Already have one: ...

Already have one:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps45ed620a.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/Twmcdono/media/imagejpg1_zps45ed620a.jpg.html)
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 481,589
Posted By mcmann
Not available yet: ...

Not available yet:

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.488/.f






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Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,677
Posted By mcmann
Make your own beast . . . Just add a skid guard,...

Make your own beast . . . Just add a skid guard, crash bars, and TKC80's:

http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz286/Twmcdono/imagejpg1_zps94d5faab.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 96,532
Posted By mcmann
Yep, I agree . . . . ...

Yep, I agree . . . .

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One more...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 96,532
Posted By mcmann
I like trying different bikes . . . Keep coming...

I like trying different bikes . . . Keep coming back to the Wee.

If I find a really good deal on a newer/lower mile Wee . . . I will buy it and sell the higher mile Wee that I had (removing...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 96,532
Posted By mcmann
Everyone has their favorites . . . I had two...

Everyone has their favorites . . . I had two DL1K's and I am on my 4th DL650. I had no issues with any if them. The 650 is easier to handle off road and gets 55 mpg. Who cares about looks . . . It...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 481,589
Posted By mcmann
I remember a owner of both commenting that they...

I remember a owner of both commenting that they are similar power at the top end . . . But much better suspension and handling etc . . . Especially, over 100 mph. The V2 has more low end and is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,039,631
Posted By mcmann
FYI: http://youtu.be/pPjYweKeiLk ...

FYI:

http://youtu.be/pPjYweKeiLk






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Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,599
Posted By mcmann
In A mode the power comes on more abrupt . . ....

In A mode the power comes on more abrupt . . . and lofts the wheel a little easier in 2nd . . . which is a no no for many riders. The ECU reflash tames A mode and smooths out the off-on throttle. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 122,794
Posted By mcmann
You can lower the pegs, pad the seat, raise the...

You can lower the pegs, pad the seat, raise the handle bars etc.
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 122,794
Posted By mcmann
The FZ-09 has a bit more leg room . . . Plus, you...

The FZ-09 has a bit more leg room . . . Plus, you can slide back on the seat. It has fully adjustabe forks/shocks and an aluminum frame. The -09's are being discounted . . . It will be more...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 481,589
Posted By mcmann
For the same reason a 6 cylinder cage is...

For the same reason a 6 cylinder cage is purchased instead of a 4 cylinder cage . . . more power at the sacrifice of mpg. Plus, the V2 has a better suspension and traction control.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,599
Posted By mcmann
Up to 55mpg in std mode. 45-47mpg average in...

Up to 55mpg in std mode. 45-47mpg average in Hooligan/A mode.
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 670,935
Posted By mcmann
Try a rubber bungee cord tie-down (w/out the...

Try a rubber bungee cord tie-down (w/out the metal hooks):
They come in different lengths . . . Wrap it around the bars and tie it together with zip ties (the more strands the better) . . . You can...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By mcmann
If you raised your front fender . . . You risk...

If you raised your front fender . . . You risk damage to it if you bottom out the forks on a bad bump etc. The stock bike only has full fork travel clearance with the fender in the stock location. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 481,589
Posted By mcmann
Some people don't get sarcasm . . . . ...

Some people don't get sarcasm . . . .

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Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2,932
Views: 490,801
Posted By mcmann
Raise the front and spin the wheel and use a dial...

Raise the front and spin the wheel and use a dial indicator against the rotor to determine runout. If there is no runout . . . Try sanding the pads and the rotors.

You can remove the pads and hold...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,599
Posted By mcmann
Think of it as a play bike like the Honda Grom ....

Think of it as a play bike like the Honda Grom . . . Go set up some orange cones in a large empty parking lot and practice tight turns etc.

Put some TKC 80's on and hit the Forest Service roads ....
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,932
Views: 490,801
Posted By mcmann
You may be able to cut out a decal from...

You may be able to cut out a decal from self-stick carbon fiber material for the gas tank etc (each side) to cover the marks and make it look unique etc. May need bondo if it is dented.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,039,631
Posted By mcmann
I have had very good luck with TKC80's on the...

I have had very good luck with TKC80's on the front . . . Surprised how well they handled on the curves etc. However, they seem to wear too fast on the back
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 481,589
Posted By mcmann
I would change the oil and filter by 300 miles or...

I would change the oil and filter by 300 miles or so . . . Then, you are good to go. Lot's of fine metal speckles in the engine from it wearing in (metal against metal gears etc). Any MC shop can...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 481,589
Posted By mcmann
Do you like the V2 more than your Super Tenere?

Do you like the V2 more than your Super Tenere?
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 481,589
Posted By mcmann
Mpg is a factor as gas prices go up.

Mpg is a factor as gas prices go up.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,039,631
Posted By mcmann
Good point on price increase . . . I guess the EU...

Good point on price increase . . . I guess the EU demand is higher due to the price of gas etc . . . and maybe the riders are more practical.

The NC should meet most riders needs . . . Shifting...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,039,631
Posted By mcmann
Any news on the NC750 coming to the states? I...

Any news on the NC750 coming to the states? I was hoping for later this year.

If there are any issues with the DCT . . . Honda will stand behind them beyond the warranty period.

The low rpm...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 481,589
Posted By mcmann
Yepppp . . . You can't beat a 90 degree V-Twin ....

Yepppp . . . You can't beat a 90 degree V-Twin . . . You have an awesome dealer.

Now, you can set it up just like you want.
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