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Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,238
Posted By bobw
:lurk This has the potential to be better...

:lurk

This has the potential to be better than an oil thread :clap

Arguing semantics, spelling and grammar corrections along with broad brush labels, be it ":topes or train wrecks" to try and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,238
Posted By bobw
:1drink

:1drink
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,238
Posted By bobw
I was worried the cash cow would go dry with the...

I was worried the cash cow would go dry with the extended time line to get bikes into dealerships. It's great to have talent and when your name is on the product to make what you want, but ROI is the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 67,423
Posted By bobw
:norton They may be at opposite ends of the...

:norton They may be at opposite ends of the spectrum, but are owned by scarily similar folks, either hard core posers or serious riders with plenty of Kool Aid drinkers around for good measure. My...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 67,423
Posted By bobw
R1200R and RT with similar age and riding years...

R1200R and RT with similar age and riding years and brands. I just picked up a Vic Cross Roads in October and have about 8Ks on it with trips through the Ozarks and New England as well as our Smoky's...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,560
Posted By bobw
I think he may be referring to the cam chain...

I think he may be referring to the cam chain tensioner issues and not necessarily slipping in different cams, etc.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-10-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12,859
Views: 1,815,648
Posted By bobw
I posted my results in this thread many moons...

I posted my results in this thread many moons ago, but my 09 Stelvio, stock other than updated maps from Moto Guzzi, was high 20's MPG during break in and eventually settled 40-43 MPG for 90+% of my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,917
Posted By bobw
:eek1 Important topic and mostly good replies....

:eek1 Important topic and mostly good replies. Not having to think about it usually refers to practicing something to where it becomes a conditioned reflex, doesn't mean you are not doing ""it". I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,126
Posted By bobw
:rofl "Tell them, Don't shoot the messenger!!!!"...

:rofl "Tell them, Don't shoot the messenger!!!!" , may have been the warning from a Gypsy fortune teller speaking to the Editor of CR. :lol3

Seriously, this covers from 2008 where this forum and...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-29-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By bobw
Looking at Explorers and S-10 and kind of in same...

Looking at Explorers and S-10 and kind of in same boat. Did you follow up on this bike and/or get an answer from the shop? I have found a couple Explorers not too far away (2012-2013) with 1000-3000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,752
Posted By bobw
This is the adult way to process it even though...

This is the adult way to process it even though we know the rest of the answers are likely more correct :rofl

I'm an old retired grandpa riding for 50 years kind of guy and I try very hard not to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By bobw
Horses for courses......... Two very...

Horses for courses.........

Two very differently focused bikes and which 1290? Your question as presented needs work. otherwise they're both really keen motorcycles that come in really cool colors...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 24,680
Posted By bobw
Pluric is on point. ^ :deal I loved my...

Pluric is on point.

^ :deal

I loved my BMWs and recently sold my r1200rt with just shy of 70K on her. I tried a GSw on a couple of nice test rides on the Blue Ridge Pkwy and loved the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,018
Posted By bobw
Some serious "haters gonna hate" issues with some...

Some serious "haters gonna hate" issues with some folks, is it Winter?

A friend of mine get's upset in the same way when he sees a Porsche, et al, sedan or "SUV" as a personal attack diminishing...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-27-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,323
Posted By bobw
Good point and it would be interesting to see how...

Good point and it would be interesting to see how Triumph calculates their numbers as well as looking at a longer time line. Hopefully it's a sign that folks really do have some better financial...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,881
Posted By bobw
If you plan on a long term and high mile...

If you plan on a long term and high mile relationship like your current bike you need to consider the actual costs of known service requirements and the possibility of "other" repairs and their...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-26-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,323
Posted By bobw
Just checking the Triumph threads as the big...

Just checking the Triumph threads as the big Tiger has been on my radar again. I've been a Triumph fan for 40 years and wish they would "Go their own way" and not be trying to emulate another Brand...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 136,980
Posted By bobw
Nice score on the new bike, but BMW has got to...

Nice score on the new bike, but BMW has got to get their shit together on these bikes, "Good News!, You no longer worry about final drive or clutch contamination, You just buy new transmissions near...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,691
Posted By bobw
Glad there is more story. I just bought a jug of...

Glad there is more story. I just bought a jug of T6 myself and without making this an oil thread, your summary is right on tangent ( I used to work for an oil company and it is amazing the Kool Aid...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By bobw
:d

:d
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 31,350
Posted By bobw
Maybe it's a nostalgia thing, but many of the...

Maybe it's a nostalgia thing, but many of the bikes in these photos appeal to me more than their much "better" modern replacements. Of course being the bike whore I am I want all the new ones too...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,691
Posted By bobw
Great trip, enjoyed your report and thanks for...

Great trip, enjoyed your report and thanks for taking us along!
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 136,980
Posted By bobw
Hope you guys are enjoying the New Year and...

Hope you guys are enjoying the New Year and thanks for the photos.

Love the 32 and what your Mom warned you about for very different reasons...:evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,032
Posted By bobw
Great read and excellent photography, you have a...

Great read and excellent photography, you have a gift for story telling!

Cheers
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,101
Posted By bobw
Ouch! I hate insurance companies, Legal Organized...

Ouch! I hate insurance companies, Legal Organized Crime right behind Credit Card Companies. There are similar discussions on the ducati boards as it seems like discounts are being erased and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,090
Posted By bobw
I think the bottom line is the competition has...

I think the bottom line is the competition has made HD get their shit together and it has had very good results for buyers regardless the brand that pushes individual happy buttons.

They each have...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,090
Posted By bobw
Just got the ad in an e mail today so I think you...

Just got the ad in an e mail today so I think you got it as soon as anyone else.

Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 57,413
Posted By bobw
http://www.alpinestars.com/luggage The one...

http://www.alpinestars.com/luggage

The one on the Griso has been around awhile and may be an older model. Give them a call.
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,823
Posted By bobw
No listing on MaxBMW parts look up for the new...

No listing on MaxBMW parts look up for the new bikes yet.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By bobw
Looks great! Def do or have a proper brake...

Looks great! Def do or have a proper brake bleed/service done before any other "guessing on brake performance. I had a set of these on my rt, worked better than I thought they would,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,823
Posted By bobw
I didn't either, but in checking the motorrad...

I didn't either, but in checking the motorrad site;

R1200R
Wheelbase 59.7 in (1,515 mm)
Castor 4.9 in (125.6 mm)
Steering head angle 62.3

R1200RS
Wheelbase 60.2 in (1,527 mm)
Castor 4.5...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 99,823
Posted By bobw
c topher Pretty ballsy writing opinion based...

c topher

Pretty ballsy writing opinion based on actual experience :rofl

Thanks for the review, be interested in how the next test ride compares.

If the pegs and bars are that different, but...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By bobw
:rofl you guys pick your women the same way? He...

:rofl you guys pick your women the same way? He described his long and enjoyable ownership and seems more than familiar with her, warts and all, so why not ponder another? I think about my old BSA in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By bobw
If you find a nice fxr, go for it. I agree with...

If you find a nice fxr, go for it. I agree with shupe and regardless collect ability there def will be fewer and fewer available as time goes on and if you find it doesn't work as well as...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 31,350
Posted By bobw
Great thread!

Great thread!
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,022
Posted By bobw
Beemer isn't bad around town and if you don't...

Beemer isn't bad around town and if you don't like it it wouldn't be good anywhere and if you did like it it would be good anywhere. What's your point?
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-05-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By bobw
Fun read, cool that both the big and little kids...

Fun read, cool that both the big and little kids were able to enjoy!

Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,780
Posted By bobw
Lookin' Good! While checking bushings and...

Lookin' Good!

While checking bushings and bearings for the "loose feeling" give the new shocks an inspection too, not likely with being new, but leaks can happen, etc., and make sure spring sag is...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,824
Posted By bobw
Great photographs! More please :beer

Great photographs! More please :beer
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,486
Posted By bobw
Great vid and nothing against the Riii, but I...

Great vid and nothing against the Riii, but I think you just offered a great example of "it's the rider more than the machine".

Cheers
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