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Forum: Face plant 07-25-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By zrxmoto
I'm not sure it's fair to call the guy in front...

I'm not sure it's fair to call the guy in front of you stupid. Maybe it was an honest mistake or something spooked him. You never know. It is very doubtful he realized what he had done.

We...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 327,346
Posted By zrxmoto
It is almost like some people want Harley to...

It is almost like some people want Harley to fail. In a "I told you so" sort of way.

Harley doesn't need to make sportbikes or add high technology to their bikes to attract younger people. When...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,292
Posted By zrxmoto
I've had great luck with Craigslist buying and...

I've had great luck with Craigslist buying and selling: motorcycles, bicycles, parts, gear, computers. Over time you can build up a pretty good CL "filter" on what is true and what is BS.

In...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,817
Posted By zrxmoto
Heavy and ponderous handling are relative. My...

Heavy and ponderous handling are relative. My Nomad is heavy and ponderous.

I have a 2002 VFR and love it. I had an '08 GSXR600 last year. I determined I needed my sportbike to have a little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 23,086
Posted By zrxmoto
I think it is great that you can make a...

I think it is great that you can make a motorcycle purchase decision using a methodology similar to buying toothpaste. That might of prevented some of the decisions about motorcycles I've made in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,756
Posted By zrxmoto
Well, this has pushed me over the edge. I have...

Well, this has pushed me over the edge. I have forever thought about if I could tow my mountain bike and kayak with a motorcycle. Done dreaming, implementation starts today.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,003
Posted By zrxmoto
I had a 2002 ZRX1200R for about 8 years. Still...

I had a 2002 ZRX1200R for about 8 years. Still the #1 bike I've ever regretted selling. Maybe if a cheap one comes up on CL someday. Just a really good street bike: underseat storage, helmet...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,022
Posted By zrxmoto
999's are beautiful? Looks to me like he is...

999's are beautiful? Looks to me like he is riding the bike and having fun. More power to him. Ducati makes some nice looking motorcycles, that doesn't mean they all have to be garage queens. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 254,679
Posted By zrxmoto
If cyclists are doing what you describe, I agree...

If cyclists are doing what you describe, I agree they are not being a good road sharing citizens.

In your first scenario, I've seen cyclists do that here, but it is usually only momentary as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 134,101
Posted By zrxmoto
I think I could fight off the zombies pretty...

I think I could fight off the zombies pretty well.

If Skynet sends in the terminators though, I'm screwed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,792
Posted By zrxmoto
I just have to ask, are you for real? Or was...

I just have to ask, are you for real? Or was this intended to start some sort BMW love/superiority fest where there are the inevitable posts about how the superior design of the telelever makes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,616
Posted By zrxmoto
My preference always is go dual sport riding...

My preference always is go dual sport riding which means that the people I know who have quads can't tag along since ATV's aren't street legal.

That being said, I have kids, and therefore often go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,886
Posted By zrxmoto
Bike: 2001 SV650S Miles: ~1050 miles in 24hrs ...

Bike: 2001 SV650S
Miles: ~1050 miles in 24hrs
Trip: 2002 Minnesota 1000 Rally

Did it to prove I could ride 1000 miles in 24hrs. In the 10 years hence I never did it again. Quickly discovered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,666
Posted By zrxmoto
"Just didn't see" is usually code for something...

"Just didn't see" is usually code for something else. Either wasn't paying attention, didn't judge closing speeds properly, mind was elsewhere, was just going through the motions while she was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 1,091,650
Posted By zrxmoto
I think a better bike to compare the new bike to...

I think a better bike to compare the new bike to would be Victory's old "Sport Cruiser". I think the Judge and Sport Cruiser share a similar goal.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 45,695
Posted By zrxmoto
I too must be lucky with the dealers near me. ...

I too must be lucky with the dealers near me. I've never felt under "high pressure" at any motorsports dealership. I have Harley and YamaHonKawaZuki dealers nearby, as well as a multi-line...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 45,695
Posted By zrxmoto
Thanks for the cool reply! I realized after I...

Thanks for the cool reply! I realized after I posted my original post that it came across as whiny: 'why won't Harley people like me and my Nomad, why!" kind of thing, like I was going to biker...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 45,695
Posted By zrxmoto
I have a Vulcan Nomad. I fully admit that the...

I have a Vulcan Nomad. I fully admit that the Nomad copies the Harley style. I just bought the bike recently because I just want a cheap bike that had some cruiser style for me and my daughter to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 45,695
Posted By zrxmoto
I guess is all depends on what you want out of...

I guess is all depends on what you want out of your motorcycle. For similar money the Goldwing, 1600GT-L, and Harley Ultra are all very different answers to the same question - build a highway...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,540
Posted By zrxmoto
I definitely understand what you are saying here,...

I definitely understand what you are saying here, but I guess I approach it differently. I was involved in a head-on highway collision way back in college. Several weeks in the hospital. Many...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,206
Posted By zrxmoto
1986 xr250

Husband of a neighborhood couple passed away. The wife is selling his motorcycles.

One is an 1986 XR250 that the wife would like to get rid of. She is certain the bike hasn't ran in 5 years and...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,819
Posted By zrxmoto
Costa Rica Motorcycle Tours seems like a good...

Costa Rica Motorcycle Tours seems like a good bet. My biggest issue was that my son is 19. Most companies I looked at required the rider to be 21. This company allows 18 year olds to ride. ...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,819
Posted By zrxmoto
I have been to Costa Rica twice on family...

I have been to Costa Rica twice on family vacation. Love the country and people. Pura Vida! indeed.

My oldest son and I would like to come back to CR for a motorcycle trip. Two problems...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9,815
Views: 591,491
Posted By zrxmoto
You'd never know Jesus was a middle eastern Jew...

You'd never know Jesus was a middle eastern Jew based on European imagery. I suppose that's on purpose.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11,641
Views: 603,888
Posted By zrxmoto
I agree. I like meat, but that picture makes me...

I agree. I like meat, but that picture makes me feel icky.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,125
Posted By zrxmoto
George Carlin had a routine about "tiny little...

George Carlin had a routine about "tiny little over-bred dogs that just shake and piss all the time." I personally think all tiny breeds of dogs should be outlawed. They're overgrown rats, not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,494
Posted By zrxmoto
I have found that Craigslist prices are all over...

I have found that Craigslist prices are all over the board. One person might list that 2001 Shadow 750 for an appropriate $2800 and another person might list the same bike for $4000 because they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 327,346
Posted By zrxmoto
That is a fine looking rig. I had a 2001 883R...

That is a fine looking rig. I had a 2001 883R once and it, along with my SV650S, rank right up there with "most fun bikes I've ever owned." Obviously very different bikes, but fun in similar ways....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-03-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By zrxmoto
For commuting on my cross bike, I prefer an...

For commuting on my cross bike, I prefer an iPhone or Android phone and simply using Google Maps. I just wish in the iPhone, Google would add in the setting to look for bicycle friendly...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-04-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,641
Views: 603,888
Posted By zrxmoto
YWCA Tri

The YWCA needs additional motorcycle riders for the Women's Triathlon on Sunday August 14th at Lake Nokomis.

The motorcycles are needed to haul USAT officials during the bicycle portion of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,291
Posted By zrxmoto
Recently my son and I were changing oil in his...

Recently my son and I were changing oil in his Ninja 650r. Went over to the nearby YamaKawaZuki dealer to get oil and a filter. I ask the parts-kid-of-the-week to show me the cheapest gallon jug of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 372,826
Posted By zrxmoto
It just takes time to get used to it. I love...

It just takes time to get used to it. I love riding around the city and exploring neighborhoods.

It can often seem like people are unpredictable. I would say however that it is very predictable...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,187
Posted By zrxmoto
I live in New Brighton. I'm a little south of the...

I live in New Brighton. I'm a little south of the target area, but I'm always looking for north side opportunities.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,717
Posted By zrxmoto
HSL, What did you decide to do with the...

HSL,

What did you decide to do with the Vstrom?

Joe
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,196
Posted By zrxmoto
If somebody's BMW motorcycle is the only vehicle...

If somebody's BMW motorcycle is the only vehicle that has ever let them down, then in my opinion they've led a charmed life.

I just sold my 01 KLR650 (a bike with its own set of niggles) and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,986
Posted By zrxmoto
We had conference call #3 for the new club last...

We had conference call #3 for the new club last Thursday. For those who haven't had the chance to call into one of the conference calls, please do. There is lots of good conversation and info.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,410
Posted By zrxmoto
I was at the District 23 meeting on Wednesday...

I was at the District 23 meeting on Wednesday where Tom U. said this was signed into law. This is great news. Thanks to Tom, Karen, Representative Hackbarth, and whoever else helped make this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,822
Posted By zrxmoto
I got sucked into the hybrid hype 3 years ago....

I got sucked into the hybrid hype 3 years ago. With my oldest reaching driving age we needed another car and since my wife has a long commute I thought a hybrid might make sense. Yes we do have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,318
Posted By zrxmoto
The author's bio page said that he had made a...

The author's bio page said that he had made a 25000 mile solo journey around North America. But that he had also done a couple of organized tours.

His basic conclusion at the end is: how can a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 27,439
Posted By zrxmoto
Rode over to the high school on Wednesday to...

Rode over to the high school on Wednesday to watch my daughters track meet. I geared up in a hoodie, sweatpants, and sneakers.

I always wear a helmet. I find it unnerving to ride a motorcycle...
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