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Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 494,155
Posted By skortch
Come to think of it, that does look an awful lot...

Come to think of it, that does look an awful lot like the model Mustang/Corvette/etc V8's I used to put together as a kid. Maybe that's why I find the engine appealing; just needs a 4 barrel carb and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,384
Posted By skortch
Well, you know, you've just posted a lot of great...

Well, you know, you've just posted a lot of great contenders. Just curious which one you think is the best looking road bike of all time. Maybe you've said in the past.

BLRBoAT... rolls off your...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,384
Posted By skortch
So Steve, which one of those is the BLRBoAT?

So Steve, which one of those is the BLRBoAT?
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,384
Posted By skortch
Yeah, sorry, I meant more of a visual resemblance...

Yeah, sorry, I meant more of a visual resemblance than functional. (I added -esque to my description but you describe it better above.) When I first saw the W650 engine my first thought was Ducati...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 939,384
Posted By skortch
That's saying a lot for a retro styling exercise...

That's saying a lot for a retro styling exercise that is supposedly based on a 60s Kawasaki/Meguro that was itself a styling ripoff of British BSA twins (with some Ducati-esque pushrods thrown in for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 252,266
Posted By skortch
Lighter weight? Price?

Lighter weight? Price?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-28-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12,633
Views: 1,671,151
Posted By skortch
A standard 91-98 900SS would likely smoke that F1...

A standard 91-98 900SS would likely smoke that F1 in any measure of performance and certainly comfort - but not exclusivity. It would also cost 1/3 to a 1/4 as much, even after some suspension,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-27-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By skortch
Bummer. I understand why they would route the...

Bummer. I understand why they would route the road that way but that was my favorite section (along with the uphill hairpin a mile or so north of the school that was removed a few years ago). C'est...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-27-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By skortch
It's sort of hard to tell from the video and pics...

It's sort of hard to tell from the video and pics but have they bypassed the 3-4 hairpin 10mph turns in the Narrows?
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 494,155
Posted By skortch
Seriously, this was the mod's response back at...

Seriously, this was the mod's response back at the end of October:



Short memory, evidently... or an odd personal vendetta.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 252,266
Posted By skortch
Wow, looks awesome! Have a great trip! Nothing...

Wow, looks awesome! Have a great trip! Nothing like starting a new bike relationship with a big time adventure.

As a big VFR fan - until Honda lost its way - for a long time I was thinking about...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,246
Posted By skortch
Sweet, great choice!

Sweet, great choice!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-16-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,246
Posted By skortch
fj-09

fj-09
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 252,266
Posted By skortch
Huh? The FJ-09 has a 4.8 gallon tank for a range...

Huh? The FJ-09 has a 4.8 gallon tank for a range of about 210 miles at 44 mpg. (Unless you are talking imperial gallons but it still equals the same range, at, um, 52.8 mpg.)
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 55,033
Posted By skortch
Yeah, if someone told me my new motorcycle would...

Yeah, if someone told me my new motorcycle would be equivalent to the Bugatti Veyron I would be so-o-o-o pissed off.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 252,266
Posted By skortch
The FJR holds zero interest for me. Too big and...

The FJR holds zero interest for me. Too big and way too heavy. The FJ-09, on the other hand is very close to my ideal sport-tourer. So I would take the FJ every time. To each their own...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,926
Views: 324,856
Posted By skortch
Snow tires. These came with our Mazda MPV...

Snow tires. These came with our Mazda MPV minivan, which we purchased 4-5 years ago. We used them 1 winter and then bought all-season tires. They've sat in our garage since. They're kinda dusty and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 55,033
Posted By skortch
I was really surprised at the 200hp number as...

I was really surprised at the 200hp number as well. But, sure, gentleman's agreement and all that. Understood, whatever... (though the official published numbers may be exceeded by the final bike,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 252,266
Posted By skortch
The FJ-09 is US $10,490. How much is the...

The FJ-09 is US $10,490. How much is the Multistrada again?

ETA: I kind of hoped the FJ price would be 300-500 cheaper but I think that's because the FZ version is so inexpensive by comparison. On...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 252,266
Posted By skortch
Well, you did ask a question... :D

Well, you did ask a question... :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 55,033
Posted By skortch
The reveal at 2:50 in the Leno video is stunning....

The reveal at 2:50 in the Leno video is stunning. The bike looks totally bad-ass and unique. (Notice they didn't show the right side :D but surely the aftermarket can fix that monster muffler...)
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12,633
Views: 1,671,151
Posted By skortch
Sweet Bike But Why Do People Do That? :D

Sweet Bike But Why Do People Do That? :D
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 252,266
Posted By skortch
That is a very cool aspect of this bike, it...

That is a very cool aspect of this bike, it appears very flexible. The inclusion of a handlebar gives you the ability (hopefully) to adjust the height and reach of the bars, if there is clearance...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 252,266
Posted By skortch
A bit too upright for me, so I hope there is...

A bit too upright for me, so I hope there is clearance for lower bars. Otherwise checks all the boxes (hard bags, half fairing, centerstand (!), and hopefully a bigger tank and better fueling).
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 494,155
Posted By skortch
I don't know, I really like them. In fact, the...

I don't know, I really like them. In fact, the whole flow between swingarm, frame, engine, and headers is re-e-e-eally nice. Lots for a gearhead to appreciate there.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 494,155
Posted By skortch
Cool.

Cool.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 252,266
Posted By skortch
The quandary of a sport-tourer... it's a...

The quandary of a sport-tourer... it's a compromise, just like a dual sport.

Evidently, to some chain = sport bike. Conversely, others think shaft = tourer.

The obvious solution is for Yamaha...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,181
Views: 252,266
Posted By skortch
That image is just a 3D mockup so who knows how...

That image is just a 3D mockup so who knows how close it is to reality...

... but it's nice to see an actual handlebar in there. If that element sticks (and if there is enough clearance) it will...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 341,912
Posted By skortch
I know it but only through ride reports. I'll...

I know it but only through ride reports. I'll defer to someone who's actually visited the spot...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,642
Posted By skortch
Well... hopefully it'll be more successful than...

Well... hopefully it'll be more successful than that! Didn't the turbo fad only last a year or two? :D

A lightweight 750 triple would be extremely cool, extremely powerful, and would be a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,642
Posted By skortch
I'm kind of enjoying it - you don't have to pay...

I'm kind of enjoying it - you don't have to pay attention if it's tiresome. Wonder if the clues will continue all the way until Intermot on Sept. 30?

My hope is either a supercharged 750 triple...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 341,912
Posted By skortch
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp187/ShakyClic...

http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp187/ShakyClicker/misc/whereIsThis_zpseb5c1a11.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 341,912
Posted By skortch
Storm Mountain, looking SW?

Storm Mountain, looking SW?
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,049
Posted By skortch
Compared to a DR350... almost any street bike...

Compared to a DR350... almost any street bike will give you a 0-60 thrill.

I'd suggest a late 90s 600 sport bike for the screaming part, CBR, ZX-R, etc, couple extra teeth in the back if you want...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 341,912
Posted By skortch
Bingo!

Bingo!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 341,912
Posted By skortch
OK, to keep the game moving I'll give it up. I...

OK, to keep the game moving I'll give it up. I guess everyone must turn around when they've finished the hard stuff of Old Flowers, Moody Hill, Crystal Mountain, etc. (Me, I like stopping here to get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 341,912
Posted By skortch
Getting closer; Trail Ridge is about 9-10 miles...

Getting closer; Trail Ridge is about 9-10 miles away.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 341,912
Posted By skortch
66.2 miles from Mt. Evans. Triangulate away! (Or...

66.2 miles from Mt. Evans. Triangulate away! (Or whatever triangulation is called from 2 points...)

Last hint: when I said a local might know this I meant local to me. (The "C" doesn't stand for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 341,912
Posted By skortch
46.5 miles away from Byers Peak, give or take.

46.5 miles away from Byers Peak, give or take.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-13-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 341,912
Posted By skortch
Gotta think it's more Oyster Bay than Hyde Park...

Gotta think it's more Oyster Bay than Hyde Park but who knows?

OK, so over the little hill there is RMNP, and below the summit is a lake named after the geological formation it's in. Six mile hike...
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