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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3,655
Views: 760,896
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Is there anything specifically that turns you off...

Is there anything specifically that turns you off about it? Now that you've got it broken in, you could try dogging it a little harder. Although I don't usually consider a new machine broken in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10,197
Views: 1,737,960
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Better him than you though right?

Better him than you though right?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,951
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
It's not extra weight I'm concerned with, It's...

It's not extra weight I'm concerned with, It's whether or not a larger power plant will fit. If the 2 motors are the same external dimensions then I'm all for it. I just don't think they NEED to.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I spoke to a park ranger at Natchez Trace & he...

I spoke to a park ranger at Natchez Trace & he said it was a $2500 fine if they catch you riding in the wrong places. "Single track horse trail" sounds like it could be some bad news if they caught...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,951
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Nothing wrong with wanting what you want. I'd...

Nothing wrong with wanting what you want. I'd love a Grom in 250cc but, the appeal (IMO) of bikes like the Bulldog & Grom is the "pocket bike" factor. Start putting bigger motors in them & they start...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 143,975
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
For me, anything under 480lbs. (in a 1000cc)...

For me, anything under 480lbs. (in a 1000cc) would be a win & under 450lbs. would be a home run. I don't NEED 1000cc & 100+ h.p. though.

Personally I'm more interested in a potential XTZ-07 in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
The folks at Piney camp ground are a bit Nanny...

The folks at Piney camp ground are a bit Nanny (respect my authoratay) State-ish. The folks at Energy Lake camp ground are very friendly & seem to enjoy having responsible motorcyclists around. Tell...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I rode Natchez for the first time the same day I...

I rode Natchez for the first time the same day I did the sand pit run. It was much dryer then & quite pleasant. :evil I don't mind shallow mud but, a crash w/ injury is the only thing worse (IMO)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Just saw this thread for the first time. Keep me...

Just saw this thread for the first time. Keep me in the loop for upcoming rides.

I just rode the sand pits a couple weeks ago. Technically they are off limits but, people still ride them as I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 143,975
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
It really is "just a job" to many of them & they...

It really is "just a job" to many of them & they are just clock watchers who want to screw you out of as much $$$$$ as they can & be done with you. I asked one sales guy (the day it was announced on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 143,975
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I'm willing to consider the possibility that DCT...

I'm willing to consider the possibility that DCT will be superior but, I've been shifting gears for 41 years & don't consider it a problem. If the manual transmission version is 20 lbs lighter & $200...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 140,695
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Yes!!!! This man gets it! Long time KLR...

Yes!!!! This man gets it!

Long time KLR rider here, dreaming about a legitimate off road worthy mid size P-twin ever since the 650 Versys dropped the ball in that department. Not that the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,376,909
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I have a KLR & a CB 500F. The CB 500X with the...

I have a KLR & a CB 500F. The CB 500X with the Rally Raid ADV package is probably going to be like a "much, much nicer" KLR. Honda struck gold (IMO) with the 471cc P-twin in the 500 series.

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,989
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Dads are the coolest thing of all to bring! :D

Dads are the coolest thing of all to bring! :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,376,909
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Video was also posted by "Honda motorcycles...

Video was also posted by "Honda motorcycles EUROPE". Going to really suck if the T.A. ends up yet another awesome bike we can't get here in the states.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17,037
Views: 1,986,009
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
All 3 of the 650s available in the U.S. are great...

All 3 of the 650s available in the U.S. are great bikes but, all 3 are 1980s technology & not perfect. The KLR is not a dirt bike it's an off road capable motorcycle. It will lose a drag race to a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17,037
Views: 1,986,009
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Thanks. Waiting on the packing to arrive in the...

Thanks. Waiting on the packing to arrive in the mail now. Watched a muffler repacking video on FMFs web site & the guy did mention "loss of torque" due to blown packing. I'm not an experienced...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17,037
Views: 1,986,009
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Nope, never been to Colorado. The guy in the...

Nope, never been to Colorado. The guy in the Video actually holds some kind of record with a street bike on Pikes Peak so he's not a complete noob, which was my first thought.

They say it only...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,989
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
My girls are laying up a storm so I'll have...

My girls are laying up a storm so I'll have enough chicken fruit for our normal size crowd on Sat. & Sunday. If it looks like a larger turn out there may be a need for others to bring eggs, otherwise...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17,037
Views: 1,986,009
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Depends on how much dirt riding experience you...

Depends on how much dirt riding experience you have. I've never been to Colorado but, a lot of the video I've seen of it makes me salivate at the chance to ride there. KLR sucks in deep mud or deep...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,448
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I'm only around an hours ride from Hannigan...

I'm only around an hours ride from Hannigan Motorsports & if you get a chance to see their show room, it's well worth taking time from your ride to look around. Side cars, trikes (2 wheels forward &...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17,037
Views: 1,986,009
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I've got an FMF Q-4 slip on that is way past due...

I've got an FMF Q-4 slip on that is way past due for re-packing. Went riding this weekend & everything seemed fine till the pace started picking up & I noticed a distinct lack of power. Rode a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,088
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I have no idea what the comment about women...

I have no idea what the comment about women voting was about as I didn't make it. My point about banning dirt bikes had nothing to do with your interpretation of it. My point was that every rider who...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7,492
Views: 1,360,321
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
$35 seems reasonable. I just get frustrated when...

$35 seems reasonable. I just get frustrated when a dealer tacks on another $800-$1,500 in fees to MSRP BEFORE sales tax. I never expect to get a bike for MSRP OTD & I won't drive 2 hours away to save...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,066
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I have a buddy who built a dual sport from the...

I have a buddy who built a dual sport from the 650 Ninja & he rode it everywhere I went on my KLR. Only saw him dump it once. projects like that are very cool but, I'm not confident enough in my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,066
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Cast wheels have a tendency to shatter on a...

Cast wheels have a tendency to shatter on a hard/higher speed hit. Nothing wrong with them on a casual roll over but, not so good if your trying to keep you're buddies on more dirt worthy machines in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,376,909
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
EXACTLY! I'm hoping for a much more highway...

EXACTLY! I'm hoping for a much more highway friendly "dual sport" & when I say dual sport, I'm talking KLR 650 not 450 EXC. The stuff in the 1190 video (minus the vertical hill climbs) is NOT too...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,177
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
What's stopping BMW from utilizing the P-twin...

What's stopping BMW from utilizing the P-twin from the 900 Nuda? I was under the impression The Nuda was dropped after the sale to KTM because BMW held the patent to it's motor. I'd love to see new...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,376,909
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I wasn't trying to be an ass hat. I won't be...

I wasn't trying to be an ass hat. I won't be riding a T.A. like Chris Birch even if it does come it at 430lbs. which isn't likely. However, the lighter it does come in; the deeper into the woods over...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 300,472
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
What screen do you have on your bike & how do you...

What screen do you have on your bike & how do you like it on longer highway trips? My daughter has the CB 500F but, I ride it more than she does. A big complaint I have with the 500F is that wind...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,088
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I was never taught in school about this "social...

I was never taught in school about this "social contract" you speak of. Where can I find it in writing? Obviously common sense must be applied to our rights but, I always heard that our rights end...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,376,909
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Fixed it for ya. I want a bike I can ride all...

Fixed it for ya. I want a bike I can ride all but, the craziest stuff in that video only at a slower pace. For my skill level that means under 500lbs. & only then with a LOW C.O.G..

I'm still...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7,492
Views: 1,360,321
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I didn't know that. They take the mechanic "off...

I didn't know that. They take the mechanic "off the clock" for the time he spends assembling a bike from the crate & pay him by each bike assembled? It can't possibly take an experienced mechanic...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,088
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Hopefully the Nanny State will ban dirt bikes....

Hopefully the Nanny State will ban dirt bikes. Because those guys pop wheelies out in the boondocks off of public roads too. :huh

Actually what we need is self driving vehicles that haul us...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,088
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Of course the track is the place to ride hard...

Of course the track is the place to ride hard but, there's probably not a single one of us who has NEVER ridden like an ass hat on a public road.

Personally, I'd rather take my chances of being...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,088
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I think the problem is all the "stunter" douche...

I think the problem is all the "stunter" douche nozzles who shut down freeways, run from the cops & then put the evidence on youtube so the whole world can see how cool they are. :huh

There's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7,492
Views: 1,360,321
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I never understood the whole "assembly fee"...

I never understood the whole "assembly fee" thing. The mechanic gets paid by the hour & costs the shop the same whether he's putting a bike together or wanking off in the bathroom. :eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,376,909
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I thought the TRX700 had a 686cc power plant just...

I thought the TRX700 had a 686cc power plant just like the 700 Raptor?
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,088
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Never saw that commercial before. Not surprised...

Never saw that commercial before. Not surprised it was banned. Kinda hard to put a disclaimer at the end that it was filmed on a closed course.

op48no1 I agree with everything you just said....
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10,197
Views: 1,737,960
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
The Vulcan S has truly gotten my interest & the...

The Vulcan S has truly gotten my interest & the day may come that I end up getting one "for my wife". :lol3 However, my next purchase is either going to be the new "True Adventure" from Honda or more...
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