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Forum: Beasts 07-06-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,586
Posted By Romulux
Just be glad you live in a state that affords you...

Just be glad you live in a state that affords you protections.

In Michigan, we wouldn't have much recourse. Lemon laws here do not cover any vehicle not designed to travel on 4 wheels.

In any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 24,998
Posted By Romulux
I'm not great at physics and this may be totally...

I'm not great at physics and this may be totally wrong, but my understanding of ABS & curves is as follows:

The ABS system is measuring wheel rotation in line with the bike. That is, no lateral...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,399
Posted By Romulux
Look at the wheels. Every ABS equipped bike I've...

Look at the wheels. Every ABS equipped bike I've ever seen has sensors on the wheels near the hub.

Like the slots shown here:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 176,317
Posted By Romulux
I haven't driven over them, but they're thin...

I haven't driven over them, but they're thin flexible plastic with lots of give. Not brittle in warm weather, at least.

I was curious so I tried stepping on them and bending them. They'll crease...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 44,076
Posted By Romulux
I've tried lots of combinations since I started...

I've tried lots of combinations since I started riding. For commuting, I like a one-piece suit. You can wear shorts underneath and change into regular shoes on arrival.

I recently got some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 176,317
Posted By Romulux
I picked up a set of these. Can't beat the price...

I picked up a set of these. Can't beat the price and they seem like they'll work well enough.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002MBCETK/ref=pe_175190_21431760_A1_cs_sce_3p_dp_1
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Love my Roadie. ~700 miles over the past 4 days....

Love my Roadie. ~700 miles over the past 4 days. It's an incredibly competent bike and fits me perfectly.

Haven't had any hiccups in the 11 months I've owned it.



Still want a DRZ400S with...
Forum: Face plant 01-29-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,383
Posted By Romulux
I'm a huge proponent of ABS, but from the...

I'm a huge proponent of ABS, but from the description of the situation, it wouldn't have made any difference. ABS doesn't work for lateral traction loss.

To the OP: this is the perfect crash. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,311
Posted By Romulux
Seconded, you'll want XL. I have a different...

Seconded, you'll want XL. I have a different model Rev'It jacket/pants in L. I'm 5'11" 170 +/-5 and L is snug with the liners in.
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 984,490
Posted By Romulux
Went to the Detroit show today. Saw and sat...

Went to the Detroit show today.

Saw and sat on the Explorer. Nice bike with good fit & finish. Some nice features come standard over my T800. Adjustable screen, cruise control, heated grips.
...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 600,404
Posted By Romulux
Wayward, I'm not sure if I've ever noticed the...

Wayward, I'm not sure if I've ever noticed the armor as being in the way or overly bulky. I like the elbow/forearm armor because it has fairly good coverage. The knee armor (on my version 1...
Forum: Vendors 11-17-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,420
Views: 600,404
Posted By Romulux
I love my Mojave; it's my go-to gear for weather...

I love my Mojave; it's my go-to gear for weather above 70F. It's a compromise as far as protection but in the summer the alternative would be to not wear gear.

The legs are the bulkiest part; I'd...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Nice summary. There's no substitute for a test...

Nice summary. There's no substitute for a test ride.

I think your description of the performance is fair and it's what I was trying to get at in earlier posts. It's totally enough power for me,...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
The numbers I posted don't do the bike justice. ...

The numbers I posted don't do the bike justice. There is PLENTY of power available at highway speed. Just ride one and see for yourself.
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
<strike>It's lighter than a Speed Triple, but...

<strike>It's lighter than a Speed Triple, but feels heavier.</strike>

Scratch that, you're right. Thought I had read the Speed Triple was close to 500lbs, but it's closer to 416 or so.

Hmm,...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
'sall relative. I rode a Speed Triple for part...

'sall relative. I rode a Speed Triple for part of a day and then got back on my Tiger and it felt like I was going to tip over with the weight so high.

As I said, haven't ridden a Strom so can't...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
No question there is a lot more power available...

No question there is a lot more power available at highway speeds.


But as far as the Tiger being noticeably more powerful...


0-60mph:

3.3s to 4.0s Wee-Strom
~4s T800
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Let me chime in too -- I've ridden more...

Let me chime in too -- I've ridden more "different" types of bikes this year than ever in my life, from aggressive sport bikes to comfy tourers (but I am still a beginner compared to the people who...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
What's a Girlie and what's a Roadie? The 800...

What's a Girlie and what's a Roadie? The 800 roads have 19" fronts.
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By Romulux
Buy a $1500 bike (GS500 anyone?), spend $1500 on...

Buy a $1500 bike (GS500 anyone?), spend $1500 on comfortable gear that you love, and ride the bike for a few thousand miles/kilometers.

Then sell the bike for what you bought it for. Meanwhile,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,367
Posted By Romulux
So...basically, the future will be the same as it...

So...basically, the future will be the same as it is now, but with fewer car accidents?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,367
Posted By Romulux
I think you're wrong. If it is to happen at all,...

I think you're wrong. If it is to happen at all, it will be a gradual change. The systems being designed and tested -- like Google's cars -- are non-networked, individually operated cars. They...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-25-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9,021
Views: 423,722
Posted By Romulux
This isn't mine, but it's what I saw: ...

This isn't mine, but it's what I saw:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VIitTNFJ-vI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-24-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9,021
Views: 423,722
Posted By Romulux
Anyone else catch the amazing northern lights...

Anyone else catch the amazing northern lights tonight? Reds and blues moving across the sky. I've never seen them before and it was brilliant!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-23-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9,021
Views: 423,722
Posted By Romulux
Was at the BMW scavenger hunt at the GR BMW...

Was at the BMW scavenger hunt at the GR BMW dealership with some friends and saw ZXMorty who joined us for the ride. It was more of the roads around Gun Lake which I never tire of.

There was a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9,021
Views: 423,722
Posted By Romulux
The wind wasn't bad where we rode, but man it was...

The wind wasn't bad where we rode, but man it was gusty on 131 and in any open areas!

Nice meeting you all, thanks for the ride! Those are my favorite area roads, but I don't ride out there that...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9,021
Views: 423,722
Posted By Romulux
Think I might join you all Saturday for at least...

Think I might join you all Saturday for at least part of the ride. Road riding I'm hoping? Do you have a plan for distance or duration?


...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Weirdness a day or two ago. Moved recently and...

Weirdness a day or two ago. Moved recently and haven't had a lot of time to ride despite the incredibly nice fall weather here. I had an errand and took the bike after it sitting for exactly one...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Why does the clutch lever have a break-away tip...

Why does the clutch lever have a break-away tip but the brake lever does not?
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
It's a bit off topic for the thread, but I'm...

It's a bit off topic for the thread, but I'm really looking at cooler boot options. The Sidi Discoverys that I have are comfortable and waterproof, but way too hot in the summer.

I've seen two...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Pretty quiet in Tiger land -- how is the new tune...

Pretty quiet in Tiger land -- how is the new tune working for you stallers?
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,929
Posted By Romulux
I own a Tiger 800 and absolutely love it. Hope...

I own a Tiger 800 and absolutely love it. Hope to own it for many years. I bought it as a road bike with no fantasies of being a dirt rider.

If the Versys ABS was available in the US, it would...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Just got my Tiger back after some time at the...

Just got my Tiger back after some time at the shop. In diagnosing the wobble I experience on decel above 47 mph, they checked wheel trueness, fork alignment/not bent, tire spec, etc.

They found...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Front end wobble update: front tire (stock...

Front end wobble update: front tire (stock Pirelli Scorpion Trail) being replaced under warranty due to runout.

The center stand recall is just a spring upgrade, I believe.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,395
Posted By Romulux
I think the 250 class bikes are sweet. I'm an...

I think the 250 class bikes are sweet. I'm an ABS fan, so if I was looking for a 250 commuter, Honda would be my first choice.

The Ninja 250 is an excellent option as well. In fact, I'm...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Stock Scorpion Trail.

Stock Scorpion Trail.
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Yes, I went to a rural road and rode back and...

Yes, I went to a rural road and rode back and forth checking various settings on the rear preload. I weigh 170 or so. None of the settings had much impact, from cranked all the way to high and back...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Interesting info on the wobble. I would have...

Interesting info on the wobble. I would have thought the Tiger would be less susceptible to that behavior since it's not exactly a sportbike.
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
I stopped by me dealer today since I've been...

I stopped by me dealer today since I've been unsuccessful in resolving a front end wobble problem. At about 47 mph, if my Tiger is decelerating with a light touch or no hands on the bars, an...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,541
Posted By Romulux
Thanks so much for your description, that's a...

Thanks so much for your description, that's a huge help!
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