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Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,524
Posted By kraven
What does that matter?

What does that matter?
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,524
Posted By kraven
All things that anyone can do or have done to the...

All things that anyone can do or have done to the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,467
Posted By kraven
That guy is like the Sartre of moto-blogs,...

That guy is like the Sartre of moto-blogs, without the eloquence and crutch of French wordplay.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,524
Posted By kraven
It's just a badge. :norton

It's just a badge. :norton
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,371
Posted By kraven
You can dive in the parts bin and come up with...

You can dive in the parts bin and come up with some wheels larger diameter than the stockers. Probably will be an inexpensive upgrade to do spokes now that everyone is all lathered up over polished...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,995
Posted By kraven
Here's the one Greg Hageman did: ...

Here's the one Greg Hageman did:
http://pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/07_10_2013_doc_chops_yamaha_021.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
Posted By kraven
You won't get a smoking deal on this bike and not...

You won't get a smoking deal on this bike and not have to spend some money. If it's been sitting, it's gonna need something in the fuel system.

And if you're getting a smoking deal, take it for a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,995
Posted By kraven
There's a Brat/Cafe...

There's a Brat/Cafe http://rocket-garage.blogspot.com/2014/11/street-750-brat-cafe.html
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,052
Posted By kraven
The Katana 750. I never appreciated this bike...

The Katana 750. I never appreciated this bike when I owned one because it did all the stuff it was supposed to do without any objections.
I then, by way of several Euro bikes, Ducks and Beemers,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,313
Posted By kraven
Generally there aren't any volume of accessories...

Generally there aren't any volume of accessories sold for this tier of bike. The price point includes people who can have enough credit to finance and make $100/month payments or enough cash to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,313
Posted By kraven
I agree. I think it's a solid move on Kawasaki's...

I agree. I think it's a solid move on Kawasaki's part, mostly because new riders who might look at this bike really will be new to the whole swapping of bars and whatnot to fit a bike. This is a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,313
Posted By kraven
Yeah, me too. The more I look at it, the more I...

Yeah, me too. The more I look at it, the more I like it.

You can pipe and tune the 650 to over 75hp. And as much fun as the Ninja 500 was to ride, winding it out instead of short shifting a big...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,014
Posted By kraven
Harley XR1200 is belt drive, but the range is...

Harley XR1200 is belt drive, but the range is lacking a bit.
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,313
Posted By kraven
Yeah, it's pretty cool. I'm interested to see ...

Yeah, it's pretty cool. I'm interested to see how it rides and handles.
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,268
Posted By kraven
Yeah, but the people calling the shots for...

Yeah, but the people calling the shots for quality and investment in better materials run the company, not the engineers.

They look Suzuki-esque because Suzuki's global models are popular. Just...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 294,891
Posted By kraven
Probably a pad upgrade and some stainless lines...

Probably a pad upgrade and some stainless lines would improve it beyond that. Which is a usual upgrade to most bikes anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,268
Posted By kraven
To be sure, I welcome more players in our market...

To be sure, I welcome more players in our market that build good product. And one of these Chinese or Korean marques is going to do that probably one day soon.

Hyosung already has the market...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,848
Posted By kraven
Yep. :deal

Yep. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 210,400
Posted By kraven
That's quite an astute observation, for sure. All...

That's quite an astute observation, for sure. All of the new p-twins I've ridden are different in terms of vibes and how I discern them. It is quite individual.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,268
Posted By kraven
Nah. Cheap, not enough for me (90kg bodyweight),...

Nah. Cheap, not enough for me (90kg bodyweight), and not nearly enough reliability from that maker yet.

Hyo has been building crap bikes they try to make look good but spend no time actually...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,320
Posted By kraven
Yeah, they all do just fine compared to the big...

Yeah, they all do just fine compared to the big twins. You just lose the luxury of tractoring along in traffic or on a scenic highway in the mountains without changing gears. The GS1200 is great for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 294,891
Posted By kraven
:rofl:rofl:rofl Yes. Yes, it is. :lol3

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Yes. Yes, it is. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 294,891
Posted By kraven
They're more top heavy and heavier overall.

They're more top heavy and heavier overall.
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,514
Posted By kraven
Look what Icon did with a speedy. ...

Look what Icon did with a speedy.

http://i.imgur.com/KN6fLkp.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 294,891
Posted By kraven
Yeah, they don't seem terrible. The paint is as...

Yeah, they don't seem terrible. The paint is as good as any cruiser at that price point, thinking specifically about the Honda Shadow and vstar 650. The build quality is fine.

It's just way...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,514
Posted By kraven
Super cool. I like that engine and the noise it...

Super cool. I like that engine and the noise it makes. I'm kind of bummed out about chain versus belt. Now with cast wheels it's a great bike to ride around, not that I'm channeling JerryH.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 36,491
Posted By kraven
*eyeroll* Yeah, that's right. That's...

*eyeroll*

Yeah, that's right. That's exactly what my point is. /s
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,727
Posted By kraven
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 36,491
Posted By kraven
That's a nice, safe, rational position. But it...

That's a nice, safe, rational position. But it leaves out the factor that Honda was made into a great motorcycle company for North Americans specifically because of daring choices, not safe committee...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,701
Posted By kraven
I think you should buy the bikes that turn you...

I think you should buy the bikes that turn you on. If your weight bothers you, lose it and get healthier. You'll only live longer (maybe, if you don't get hit by a 6 wheeler in Siberia) and have more...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,524
Posted By kraven
Noob opinions are completely valid here. ...

Noob opinions are completely valid here.

What I find of little value are the thread-shitting know it alls.
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 245,135
Posted By kraven
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 36,491
Posted By kraven
Surely, but that's not what I was saying. So, if...

Surely, but that's not what I was saying. So, if you're responding to me with a quote of what I said, then address what I'm saying.

I obviously understand how the business works. I understand...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5,085
Views: 1,007,445
Posted By kraven
You want the XL/R Roadster model. Dual front...

You want the XL/R Roadster model. Dual front disc, 883 or 1200, chromey but sits like a UJM. Early to mid 2k's, and can be had pretty fairly with some farkles. You might have to buy one and un-pirate...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 77,718
Posted By kraven
You're in Anaheim, not Moosecock Saskatchewan. Go...

You're in Anaheim, not Moosecock Saskatchewan. Go to a fab shop, spend 300 bucks, and have a skid plate made. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,006
Posted By kraven
Yeah, it keeps me out of speeding...

Yeah, it keeps me out of speeding ticket/performance award territory when the wind gets too harsh on my head/shoulders around 80 or so.

I know there are a lot of he-men who ride at triple digits...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5,085
Views: 1,007,445
Posted By kraven
This is maybe my favorite thing I've ever read on...

This is maybe my favorite thing I've ever read on this site.

Congrats on the fun purchase. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 36,491
Posted By kraven
You missed the entirety of the point I was making...

You missed the entirety of the point I was making because you want to be pedantic about financials. Thanks for that.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 36,491
Posted By kraven
Yep. Honda just doesn't have the brand cache to...

Yep. Honda just doesn't have the brand cache to pull off that whole top shelf brand X thing. In the car market, they still had to create Acura because of their brand name.

They're rather like the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 245,135
Posted By kraven
No, you're not. You probably like to think that....

No, you're not. You probably like to think that. But you're letting a remarkably non-functional niggle push you out of a purchase decision on what many people refer to as the best bang for the buck...
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