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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,229
Posted By cls
There's a relatively new trend towards d-s bikes,...

There's a relatively new trend towards d-s bikes, as well as electric bikes, for police work. I tried to go the d-s route years ago. They put it in the budget, but no success in the follow-through....
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 107,597
Posted By cls
Pretty much a ditto on size (6'01"/33"), riding...

Pretty much a ditto on size (6'01"/33"), riding style for this bike, and opinion...except I feel a little cramped. It feels very purposeful, though. Not too bad, at all. I actually like the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,229
Posted By cls
Everybody and everywhere has their own preference...

Everybody and everywhere has their own preference and advantages for their needs/desire, I reckon. Our guys much prefer the HD's.

And it's not that slow-speed is what they do the majority of the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 107,597
Posted By cls
Interesting. I love the bottom-mount exhausts: ...

Interesting. I love the bottom-mount exhausts: clean, efficient, and out-of-the-way.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,229
Posted By cls
BMW's were not included maintenance when we tried...

BMW's were not included maintenance when we tried a few of them for a few years. They ate us up in maintenance and parts. That's been a while back, so maybe the include maint. is something new? I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,229
Posted By cls
I'm not an NC rider, but I'd suspect the engine...

I'm not an NC rider, but I'd suspect the engine heat would even keep them nice and warm, stored in the frunk.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,229
Posted By cls
I think there are 3 primary reasons: 1) The...

I think there are 3 primary reasons: 1) The "American" perspective/perception in going w/HD; 2) They also have an old, proven, easy-to-use PD set-up and the history that goes along w/it; and then,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,024,418
Posted By cls
Other folks might like to see something a little...

Other folks might like to see something a little different (Dare I say better for them?) evolve from it. If you're happy, awesome. Nobody's taking that from you. I'd love to see a few tweaks. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,024,418
Posted By cls
Most anything is subject to change, but I suspect...

Most anything is subject to change, but I suspect you're right. We'll see.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,024,418
Posted By cls
Yep, you're dealing w/personalities and...

Yep, you're dealing w/personalities and principles. The thought of having to get off the bike and pop the seat (not to mention any bag/packing concerns) drives me crazy. It would irritate the crap...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,881
Posted By cls
Add a topper to it (Sheepskin, beadrider, gel...

Add a topper to it (Sheepskin, beadrider, gel pad); comfortable, cheap, and flexible.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,024,418
Posted By cls
Ditto. It's a deal-killer for me. I know some...

Ditto. It's a deal-killer for me. I know some don't understand it, but I'm buying for me, not them. I could probably overlook it if they'd do all the just right things to the 750 that will...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 107,597
Posted By cls
"Tiny" may be a little strong, but you're getting...

"Tiny" may be a little strong, but you're getting into intentions there. It's a good step smaller than the FZ-09 and the CB500X. How the actual numeric dimensions amongst the 3 compare, I'll let...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 291,000
Posted By cls
Easy there, big fella'. I'm afraid you're gonna'...

Easy there, big fella'. I'm afraid you're gonna' hurt yourself. :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,755
Posted By cls
If you really enjoy the off-road, off-pavement...

If you really enjoy the off-road, off-pavement side of Adventure-touring, especially w/a feel for performance, you would definitely appreciate the advantages of the Beemer...IF you're willing to fork...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,878
Views: 675,123
Posted By cls
Excellent. That's sweet.

Excellent. That's sweet.
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3,878
Views: 675,123
Posted By cls
Oh, yeh. You have to get that...in addition to...

Oh, yeh. You have to get that...in addition to the X. That's the right thing to do.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,779
Posted By cls
Nothing wrong w/that. It just depends on what...

Nothing wrong w/that. It just depends on what you're after, though. In certain situations and for certain purposes, the extra power, weight, and displacement is a negative. I've been through the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,779
Posted By cls
Indeed. More bikes, better quality. I, for one,...

Indeed. More bikes, better quality. I, for one, will gladly pay for what I want. I like different stuff: big(ger) and small(er). "The right tool for the job" and all that. I like to tackle...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,779
Posted By cls
As I said, I'd like to see higher quality in...

As I said, I'd like to see higher quality in everything. If you like whatever bike, for whatever reason, that's awesome. Ride and enjoy. About "passing folks on the inside" and crap, though, who...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,779
Posted By cls
"The right track" being an extremely tight one, a...

"The right track" being an extremely tight one, a situation already mentioned. Most tracks aren't like that, most roads aren't like that, and most riders aren't like that. And, agreed, most would...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,779
Posted By cls
Yes, I'm speaking of performance potential. Not...

Yes, I'm speaking of performance potential. Not judgement or good fun. He's talking about 90 mph, passing folks on the inside, etc. I was speaking of a different world than the public road, legal...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,779
Posted By cls
In which case, as already known, it's the rider,...

In which case, as already known, it's the rider, not the bike. Faster sweepers and straights, the 300 is gonna' be hurting against someone who can ride a higher performance bike.

Ride what you...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,779
Posted By cls
I'm all for high-quality bikes of all sizes. ...

I'm all for high-quality bikes of all sizes. Then just pick the right tool for the job. The 300 won't get it done on the straights, sweepers, or the drag strip. The bigger bikes pay in the tight...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,653
Posted By cls
Yeh, I know how the maps work. I just didn't...

Yeh, I know how the maps work. I just didn't feel much difference from A to Std. I'd guess most of the difference you saw was from easy throttle application, 'cause I didn't see much. I'll give a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,450
Posted By cls
Higher performance envelope on an AT? Nah. That...

Higher performance envelope on an AT? Nah. That all depends on which models you're comparing, what's been done to them, etc. Even off the floor, it's a toss-up. The rider is the biggest variable,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,653
Posted By cls
Do you really see that big of a difference riding...

Do you really see that big of a difference riding in Standard mode, as opposed to "A?" doesn't feel that different. I'll have to give it a whirl.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 137,028
Posted By cls
And don't forget the rumored Kawi I-4 250cc...I'd...

And don't forget the rumored Kawi I-4 250cc...I'd think a I-3 320cc would have relatively good torque and useable power, relatively for the displacement. Like you, I sure don't know, but I'd guess...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,653
Posted By cls
We're in much the same boat. I have 6 in the...

We're in much the same boat. I have 6 in the garage and I've had many others (It's a disease, I tell you.). I'm coming down from the serious stuff and just trying to have (economical) fun. It's...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,518
Posted By cls
I find the 500X notably more comfy and roomy than...

I find the 500X notably more comfy and roomy than the -07, but I'm not sure about a 500F. Not sure that helps...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,653
Posted By cls
Funny you should say that. For me, were I to...

Funny you should say that. For me, were I to only have one bike, I'd pick the 500X over the -07 and the -09. It's not as "exciting," performance-minded, or hooligan, but it is a better balanced,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,450
Posted By cls
Only Japanese bikes for me from here on out. The...

Only Japanese bikes for me from here on out. The new Suzi 1K naked looks really nice (NOTE: Black wheels only, please.). If they don't dumb it down and/or cheap it up too much, it would be a very...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,653
Posted By cls
The only real knock I have against the -07 is the...

The only real knock I have against the -07 is the small size and resultant compact rider cockpit. It feels purposeful and well done, but it's tight. Otherwise, great bike.
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,518
Posted By cls
Sit on one, if you haven't. If you have trouble...

Sit on one, if you haven't. If you have trouble w/your knees, it's pretty tight/small. Otherwise, great bike and highly recommended.
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,653
Posted By cls
Agreed. I'm trying desperately to stay away from...

Agreed. I'm trying desperately to stay away from the hi-po stuff (I declare I'm really trying to sell my 14R.). However, had I not already "been there, done that," I'd absolutely have to. It's a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,653
Posted By cls
Not contradicting or arguing, but pointing out: ...

Not contradicting or arguing, but pointing out: I want nothing to do w/DCT (Even when I was a new rider.) and I can't stand the tank under the seat. As for the engine character, power delivery,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,653
Posted By cls
How fast a bike is is really very secondary from...

How fast a bike is is really very secondary from the enjoyment you get in riding it. Speed is largely the rider, moreso than the bike. A bike has a certain feel and/or personality that engages a...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 291,000
Posted By cls
Looks more serious than most for...

Looks more serious than most for off-road/pavement. Renazco would definitely have to get hold of that seat. And I prefer chain drive. There are always different perspectives and legit. gripes. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 18,544
Posted By cls
And they will manage to kill themselves on the...

And they will manage to kill themselves on the new, high-tech bikes in the "new, good days," as well. There's no stopping that. But, hopefully, it'll help. Keep your skills up, along w/it.
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Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,432
Posted By cls
I'm going off the top fo my head here, but I...

I'm going off the top fo my head here, but I think the GSX is about 530# wet. The CBR-F is only 461# wet. If those numbers are right, you're looking at about 70 pounds less. Big(ger) difference.
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