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Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 100,301
Posted By lake_harley
As a 4-ish year and 22,000 mile rider of an old...

As a 4-ish year and 22,000 mile rider of an old '83 GL1100, I rarely even think about, or notice it's weight anymore. I wouldn't call it flickable by any stretch, but for the kind of riding I guess...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,075
Posted By lake_harley
I bought this '97 500 Ninja from my son a couple...

I bought this '97 500 Ninja from my son a couple months ago. I hope to use it for some solo touring and I had posted this picture on a sport touring thread a some time back. I have done one 2-day...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,490
Posted By lake_harley
I've owned over 20 bikes in the last 6 or 7...

I've owned over 20 bikes in the last 6 or 7 years. Lots of them were older neglected bikes I brought back to life, rode for a little while and eventually sold them.....generally only getting my money...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,110
Posted By lake_harley
A friend of mine said his boss didn't know he...

A friend of mine said his boss didn't know he drank until he showed up for work sober one morning:lol3

leftfield6....The Triumph logos are hand painted? :eek1 That's beautiful! Sign painting is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 95,994
Posted By lake_harley
I just stumbled into this thread and read about...

I just stumbled into this thread and read about the headlight going out. Does the headlight circuit go through the start button like it does on my old '83 Gold Wing? On the GW, the headlight circuit...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 241,477
Posted By lake_harley
I'll add a +1 to that group. Being 62 myself,...

I'll add a +1 to that group. Being 62 myself, reading of a 67 YO on a R6 is pure inspiration, especially since he got a "talking to" from a LEO for alledged "stunt riding" for standing up on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,802
Views: 830,396
Posted By lake_harley
That's a lot of bike for $800.00!! Unless you're...

That's a lot of bike for $800.00!! Unless you're really fond of all of the chrome do-dads, you could probably sell them off on eBay and end up with a free bike...possibly even a "negative" cost! I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By lake_harley
I had the chance to see them come into Cape...

I had the chance to see them come into Cape Girardeau, MO last evening. It was cool to see what I had only seen in magazines before come to life. Riding, in at least one case, a 100 year old...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 241,477
Posted By lake_harley
I did a relatively short, overnight 440-ish mile...

I did a relatively short, overnight 440-ish mile round trip on the 500 Ninja (more posts above) from ~11:00AM Saturday to ~11:00AM Sunday, with the riding being done during the first and last 4 hours...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,443
Posted By lake_harley
I owned an '09 GSX-R600 for a short time. I also...

I owned an '09 GSX-R600 for a short time. I also wear 34" inseam pants but am only about 5'10"-ish. I didn't have the bike long enough to do any "long" trips. At one time I also had a 748 Ducati,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 241,477
Posted By lake_harley
Although it isn't quite as "planted" as a heavier...

Although it isn't quite as "planted" as a heavier bike would be, it was better than I expected. By comparison, my old '83 Gold Wing which just stays in a line where you put it on the superslab, the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 241,477
Posted By lake_harley
Since posting the picture, I've had a chance to...

Since posting the picture, I've had a chance to ride the 500 Ninja enough to go through a couple tanks of gas. Tank range of 200 miles is going to be pretty attainable, it seems. With a total of 366...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,763
Posted By lake_harley
I watched the video of Jay Leno, about the...

I watched the video of Jay Leno, about the Mission electric motorcycle. Electric motorcycles just never stirred me, but the Mission bike seemed really interesting. I think a range of about 150 miles...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,317
Posted By lake_harley
Tnbrit....You're in the UK, right? I know nothing...

Tnbrit....You're in the UK, right? I know nothing in particular about the UK, road conditions, what kind of riding you want to do (city mainly? rural roads?), or any number of other variables. What...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,574
Posted By lake_harley
Some time ago, I started a thread titled...

Some time ago, I started a thread titled "Unlikely Touring Bikes", or something like that. I'd provide a link, but for some reason "search" isn't working for me right now. There were a w-i-d-e...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 241,477
Posted By lake_harley
torags.....Yes, the smaller 500 would merit some...

torags.....Yes, the smaller 500 would merit some "medium distance" rides to see what it (knees and wrists) would feel like for hours on end, before taking on a 17 or 18 hour SS1000.

I noticed you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 241,477
Posted By lake_harley
Thanks! Now I look forward to putting some miles...

Thanks! Now I look forward to putting some miles on it. I used it today on a trip to pick up my new glasses....about 60 miles round trip. About 15+ miles in each direction was Interstate. Even though...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By lake_harley
flienlow....after a bit more poking around, I...

flienlow....after a bit more poking around, I realized it had me trapped in a "mobile" section of their website. I don't really know how I got to the point that I could get to the Main Page, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 241,477
Posted By lake_harley
Trying again...... YES_S_S!! It worked! ...

Trying again......

YES_S_S!! It worked!

Bike is pictured with an old set of soft bags and one of my tank bags. I also have a couple sets of Cortech bags and a Cortech tailbag. One of the set...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By lake_harley
I don't see anything like what you're describing....

I don't see anything like what you're describing. The only page I seem to find is really quite plain, with a long search bar at the top, and no icons(?) that produce any sort of drop-down menu. Below...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 241,477
Posted By lake_harley
Dis'lldo

A few days ago I ended up buying the '97 500 Ninja that my son has owned for about 6 or 7 years. He bought it while he was in high school and is now about to enter his 2nd year of a Masters program....
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By lake_harley
Photo Posting Advice Needed

I used to be able to add pictures to my posts when needed using photobucket.com I'm really computer illiterate and photobucket seems to have re-done their whole system and I haven't figued out how...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,535
Posted By lake_harley
Agreed.....the conversion from track to street...

Agreed.....the conversion from track to street form would take more effort than I'd want to put in on any regular basis. Before the tails on sportbikes got so wasp-like in recent years, something...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,535
Posted By lake_harley
Is your current CBR1000RR not street legal, or is...

Is your current CBR1000RR not street legal, or is there some reason you just wish to keep it for track only? Since you've already done a long trip on it (or anonther CBR1000RR?)and didn't sound like...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,406
Posted By lake_harley
Holy thread archives Batman! This thread is close...

Holy thread archives Batman! This thread is close to being old enough to get a driving learner's permit!

Lynn
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 297,238
Posted By lake_harley
Many, or most, of the bikes I've had over the...

Many, or most, of the bikes I've had over the years have "resisted" going into 1st from neutral to different degrees at different times. I either rock the bike back and forth, like suggested by...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,817
Posted By lake_harley
I don't name my bike(s), but really liked the...

I don't name my bike(s), but really liked the name someone in the Airhead section gave their R75/6....."Brun Hilde"....mythical Germanic princess or something, I think.

Lynn
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,991
Views: 649,821
Posted By lake_harley
R4mbler....Congrats on your SS1000! I did one a...

R4mbler....Congrats on your SS1000! I did one a couple years ago....similar distance, but about 15 minutes longer. I'll use the excuse that I had to stop more often than I would have liked because of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 241,477
Posted By lake_harley
I guess my "to buy, or not to buy a second bike"...

I guess my "to buy, or not to buy a second bike" dilema resolved itself today. My son called and finally has made up his mind that he wants to sell his '97 500 Ninja. He's in grad school now and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,176
Posted By lake_harley
That's what I had in mind when I started the...

That's what I had in mind when I started the thread.....sportbike for solo sport tour duty.

Lynn
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 241,477
Posted By lake_harley
Nice VFR! There's a 2003 VFR800 with 45K on...

Nice VFR!

There's a 2003 VFR800 with 45K on the clock for sale locally (Missouri) for $3875 that comes with factory bags, helibars, Sargent seat, etc.. According to KBB and NADA, that might be a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By lake_harley
Valid question. I wouldn't call myself a hermit...

Valid question. I wouldn't call myself a hermit or recluse, but I tend to like a lot of things that aren't what I'll call mainstream in my particular area or among my friends and acquaintances....
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By lake_harley
Range is my biggest complaint about my old GL1100...

Range is my biggest complaint about my old GL1100 when on a longer solo ride. My reserve line is still plugged after trying various things and methods to get it open. With my maximum useable fuel at...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 35,491
Posted By lake_harley
It seems the discussion has taken several tacks: ...

It seems the discussion has taken several tacks:

A) Harley Davidson; those who like HD, and those who don't.

B) E-bikes vs. "conventional" motorcycles; likes and dislikes/skepticism

C)...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By lake_harley
I don't have a ST bike, I ride a '83 Gold Wing,...

I don't have a ST bike, I ride a '83 Gold Wing, but if I had my druthers, I'd have a ST bike. I've lusted after a FJR1300 or Kawi Concours 1400, but my wife is comfy on our old 'Wing, and I'm just...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,348
Posted By lake_harley
The reasoning I once read/heard, is that USD...

The reasoning I once read/heard, is that USD forks put the larger diameter "outer tube" at the top making them less prone to flexing and twisting. I suppose that benefit would be most apparent to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 35,491
Posted By lake_harley
The thing that somewhat puzzles me is that...

The thing that somewhat puzzles me is that electric vehicles seem to be thought of as being such a wave of the future, and maybe they are. But, electricity isn't free so you still have to pay to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By lake_harley
Took a look at the pictures of the listing you...

Took a look at the pictures of the listing you posted and wondered if all of the brackets come with it to mount the saddlebags and top box?

I have a '83 GL1100I that was bought as a project bike....
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 34,310
Posted By lake_harley
I had a 2004 FZ6, but sold it a few months ago....

I had a 2004 FZ6, but sold it a few months ago. I'm 5'10" with a 34" inseam and about 155#. My FZ6 had 1" bar risers and the stock windshield. I sold it since I never did get around to using it for...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,572
Posted By lake_harley
Here's a...

Here's a report.....http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18512

Lynn
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