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Forum: Hacks 07-12-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,925
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Flip the orientation to match a robin and I'm...

Flip the orientation to match a robin and I'm interested

http://purebspodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/top-gear-reliant-robin-crash-o.gif
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,694
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I like my craftsman stuff just fine for the...

I like my craftsman stuff just fine for the industrial maintenance job, working on my bike, truck, etc away from work. However, I tend to spend a couple dollars more for the heavier use stuff -...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 510,762
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I've touched 40 riding civilized, most of the...

I've touched 40 riding civilized, most of the time its down around 35 though. I have a dynojet stage 1 and a yosh pipe. Its got a nasty stumble right around 6k, but only in first when you really...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,668
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Isn't there an automatic FJR out? edit......

Isn't there an automatic FJR out?

edit... hmm must be mistaken.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 510,762
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I probably couldn't even focus on my beer :freaky

I probably couldn't even focus on my beer :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 510,762
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Its a KLX, I'll have you know :D :rofl I...

Its a KLX, I'll have you know :D :rofl

I thought about doing something like that, but was worried about possibly damaging the header
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 510,762
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Well, my 05 goes under the knife starting today....

Well, my 05 goes under the knife starting today. Full racetech front fork springs and gold valves just shipped in. My current question is what is the best way to support the front end while I have...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,317
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Hard to compare when my local dealer had new 2013...

Hard to compare when my local dealer had new 2013 storms going for 6800. That 4k buys a lot of separation in my mind, and I'm a tiger lover.
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 510,762
Posted By Crocodile Tears
It is higher, but the difference is pretty...

It is higher, but the difference is pretty negligible. If I was cranking up the preload it may be different once the suspension sagged down. As it stands it seems to sag down a touch more than it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 510,762
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Well, I have to say the shock swap is...

Well, I have to say the shock swap is legitimately not worthy of photographs

It's very straightforward. To clear the resevoir, there are a pair of hinges on the airbox that the top panel hinge on...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,800
Posted By Crocodile Tears
damn you d0n!

damn you d0n!
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 510,762
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Well, my Hayabusa shock came in today and the...

Well, my Hayabusa shock came in today and the racetech springs and gold valves are on order to be delivered wednesday. New set of tires is ready to go for after my next interstate jaunt over memorial...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,458
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Wouldn't a small 6 Cylinder be cool??

Six??

Shits weak!

http://m.motorcyclistonline.com/features/v12_custom_kawasaki_2300cc

For the record, I'm much more interested in seeing a clean burning direct injected two stroke bike,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 510,762
Posted By Crocodile Tears
yep :rofl I just picked up a set of...

yep :rofl

I just picked up a set of Continental Contimotions to try - A couple friends report good mileage and grip for such a cheap tire, and I really don't push as hard as the Dunlop Sportmax...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,787
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I've found I somewhat rely on my torque advantage...

I've found I somewhat rely on my torque advantage to substitute for not being in the right gear, being on a Bandit that pulls pretty hard from 4k on up. I jump on a smaller, peaky bike and have to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,482
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I think I'd try the unique route and look for an...

I think I'd try the unique route and look for an old CX500. Shaft driven, liquid cooled, transverse V-Twin.

Pretty basic, low powered, under stressed lump that shouldn't need much more than gas...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,912
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Bandit 1200 has all the torque in the world, are...

Bandit 1200 has all the torque in the world, are dirt cheap, and for the cost of fork springs and a used busa shock can handle decently
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 510,762
Posted By Crocodile Tears
So my 2005 1200S is twitchy to say the least in...

So my 2005 1200S is twitchy to say the least in corners. Its not very confidence inspiring.

Whats everybody doing to stiffen these up? Any simple GSXR rear shock swaps or something of the sort out...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7,552
Views: 1,114,941
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Rode one for the first time last night, and I'm...

Rode one for the first time last night, and I'm convinced it checks all the boxes of goiod suspension, enough power, nice brakes, and good fuel economy.

I'm a kind of boring guy
...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 664,005
Posted By Crocodile Tears
None setup on the floor yet at least. I had a...

None setup on the floor yet at least. I had a moment of weakness with an $8500 CB1100 haha

Up until two weeks ago I had every intention of buying the 500x, and now I'm leaning towards a 2013...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 664,005
Posted By Crocodile Tears
not associated in any way, but I was in Honda...

not associated in any way, but I was in Honda East, Maumee, OH earlier today and they have a 2013 marked down to $5,099 if anyone wants a bargain on one. No setup fees charged either. Was quoted...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 664,005
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Over on cbr500riders there is a big bitchfest...

Over on cbr500riders there is a big bitchfest about the Honda stock and Honda Tall screens causing a major thumping buffet, no matter the helmet, along with major noise.

Any thoughts on this from...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,912
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Shiver 750 with the Mivv Exhaust sans DB killers...

Shiver 750 with the Mivv Exhaust sans DB killers :raabia

(wear earplugs :lol3)
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 664,005
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Anyone running heated grips / jacket, etc off the...

Anyone running heated grips / jacket, etc off the bike yet? I have yet to experience the luxury of such things so I dont have a very good idea of what the power draw looks like and how that interacts...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,098
Posted By Crocodile Tears
http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/ajmaki/IM...

http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/ajmaki/IMG_20120516_200327-1.jpg

crappy iPhone pic of mine

Yosh pipes, dynojet kit, and supposedly a timing advancer. Makes a beautiful noise.

Dumped...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 40,970
Posted By Crocodile Tears
CR500AF Yawn. :lol3 I can see...

CR500AF

Yawn.

:lol3

I can see getting bored on a goldwing or some other mega tourers, otherwise I think you're just doing it wrong. Go into a corner hard on budget suspension and tell me if...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By Crocodile Tears
looks nice, and nice low miles. The one I started...

looks nice, and nice low miles. The one I started this thread over was 3900 with 14k and hard cases, so I think the 3300 is probably a pretty decent deal. I enjoyed the bike, it handled great, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 158,844
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Up in beasts the 500X thread is alive and well -...

Up in beasts the 500X thread is alive and well - most people seem to be very satisfied. Check it out for reference.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,827
Posted By Crocodile Tears
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2009models/2...

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2009models/2009-MotoGuzzi-Bellagioa.jpg

always thought the Bellagio was kind of cool - I would have taken that over the nevadas / jackals that came over
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,190
Posted By Crocodile Tears
http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/public/upload/images/r...

http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/public/upload/images/resized/400x290/mg_news_landing_saveandride_special.jpg

http://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/vp/image/1375/92/1375928691761.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,340
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Any differences in suspension over the years?...

Any differences in suspension over the years? What kind of fuel mileage / range are you looking at? And is the CARC a major advantage over an earlier V11 shafts?
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,116
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Ive got an 05 bandit and a good friend has an 07...

Ive got an 05 bandit and a good friend has an 07 VFR. Spent some time on his bike. Even with the heli-bars it is still a pretty sporty position. I've put in 50-100 miles at a time on it and it is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,526
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I'm just waiting for a 675 Bonneville (Trident?)...

I'm just waiting for a 675 Bonneville (Trident?) :evil

The current model is pretty albeit uninspiring (stock)
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 588,656
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I can assure you it is much more engaging to ride...

I can assure you it is much more engaging to ride than the honda sewing machine, even though it is slow.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 588,656
Posted By Crocodile Tears
I test rode one in ohio last week. Used with only...

I test rode one in ohio last week. Used with only 300 miles on it sitting at the dealership. I really love the style and it rides nice enough, but it is kind of a boring bike. Plenty of power for me...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 48,273
Posted By Crocodile Tears
tell that to guzzi

tell that to guzzi
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 217,547
Posted By Crocodile Tears
You own a tenni green griso - you're not allowed...

You own a tenni green griso - you're not allowed to post pics of anything else :becca
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 19,573
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Might translate well to the crf250l frame

Might translate well to the crf250l frame
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,415
Posted By Crocodile Tears
What bike for girlfriend that want's to ride with me?

No ninja 500. I had one and wanted to shoot myself after 100 miles. Good power handling and brakes, but if you want to actually enjoy the ride you would want to go with something else. Sore hands...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 664,005
Posted By Crocodile Tears
Anyone here had a chance to test fitment of...

Anyone here had a chance to test fitment of kreiga bags on theirs yet? More specifically about US30 size? I don't know why but the pics I see just don't appear very spacious. :dunno
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