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Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 114,018
Posted By MCGMB
I like that the T-Rex has more puck surface area,...

I like that the T-Rex has more puck surface area, but I'm biased since I've had such good luck with the brand.

It's possible the post of the others can catch in something on the road, but don't...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 114,018
Posted By MCGMB
T-Rex sliders are very high quality for the price...

T-Rex sliders are very high quality for the price -- I highly recommend them. Saved my R6' frame following a particularly nasty track day crash.

Nice looking Hyper BTW! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 114,018
Posted By MCGMB
Interesting comparison, though when MCUsa put...

Interesting comparison, though when MCUsa put both on a dyno, the FJ pulled 104 HP to the rear wheel and the Hyper 96.

Not sure about torque.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,529
Posted By MCGMB
Having 5 KTM dealers within an hour is odd (but...

Having 5 KTM dealers within an hour is odd (but fortunate).

I live in the Chicago area and have two KTM dealers within 50 miles, and 11 Honda dealers within 38 miles. Can't say what in-stock...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By MCGMB
The Yamaha seems so much more funky-cool. ...

The Yamaha seems so much more funky-cool.

It's not even close. :wink:

http://www.tanshanomi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Tr1-05.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 133,706
Posted By MCGMB
Agreed. And oftentimes the downward angle is more...

Agreed. And oftentimes the downward angle is more natural for the hands/arms, particularly when in a forward cant (even if not hanging off).

My '05 R6 was, amazingly, an all-day comfortable bike...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 133,706
Posted By MCGMB
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Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By MCGMB
I had the same reaction as your buddy. If you're...

I had the same reaction as your buddy. If you're a sport bike rider (I am) and prefer the balls of your feet on the pegs, you can forget about these Monsters, unless you don't mind kicking your heel...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,513
Posted By MCGMB
Ah, Flitz, the magical compound! I've used...

Ah, Flitz, the magical compound!

I've used it for other things, but it never occurred to to use it on motorcycle-related items. Don't know what I was thinking. :norton

Anyway, thanks for the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,600
Posted By MCGMB
I'd go the Suzuki, because: 1. Looks a...

I'd go the Suzuki, because:

1. Looks a little better (though both kinda wonky)
2. Biggest perceived flaw on Suzi(fueling) less annoying than Kawi(vibration)
3. Seems like wind protection a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,215
Posted By MCGMB
Hard to imagine that a big single's vibration and...

Hard to imagine that a big single's vibration and limited range wouldn't wear you down over time riding 100mi/day.

What checks all the boxes, and was mentioned twice in this thread but didn't get...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,513
Posted By MCGMB
OK, to say your detailing job is impressive is an...

OK, to say your detailing job is impressive is an understatement. It's quite frankly INCREDIBLE!

Two quick questions:

What was in your "solvent bath" used to make those bolts clean up so...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,417
Posted By MCGMB
I'll 3rd this sentiment. While I've owned 11...

I'll 3rd this sentiment.

While I've owned 11 different I4s, and believe riding my (since sold) R6 at 10k+ was literally a howling good time, the truth is that I didn't spend a lot of time up there...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-26-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,083
Posted By MCGMB
Worst winds I EVER rode through. You're right...

Worst winds I EVER rode through. You're right very brutal.

Still a great time overall though. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,592
Posted By MCGMB
Let me respond to a question with a question(s). ...

Let me respond to a question with a question(s).

Aren't automobiles more "work-a-day" than motorcycles? So why have a motorcycle in the first place? Honestly, what's the reason?

Bikes are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 492,404
Posted By MCGMB
If both of my bikes magically disappearted today,...

If both of my bikes magically disappearted today, and I were go to looking for a replacement, it would come down to those exact two as well.

If I had any pretense of going off-road, as least...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 492,404
Posted By MCGMB
deerSlayer is correct. In comparing we need...

deerSlayer is correct.

In comparing we need to include all THE SAME-TYPE fees in order to compare apples to apples. Tax rates aren't the same. We don't know other states' taxes (what you would...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4,773
Views: 581,162
Posted By MCGMB
Hey, insightful thought has no place on the...

Hey, insightful thought has no place on the Internets! What ARE you doing?!?:rofl

BTW, I completely agree with you -- inherent value is contingent on the perceptions of the person willing to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,674
Posted By MCGMB
Considering your requirements, along with this...

Considering your requirements, along with this comment


I'd recommend the '02 or '03 CBR954RR:

-Should fit your budget
-Comfy for a SB
-More midrange & torque than a 600/750, very useful on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,770
Posted By MCGMB
Sir RichBMW, do you know (with 100% certainty)...

Sir RichBMW, do you know (with 100% certainty) where you'll be in a year?
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,674
Posted By MCGMB
Completely agree with this. I had an '05 R6...

Completely agree with this. I had an '05 R6 (almost same as R6s, except mine had USD forks and slightly different tuning) and did several 400+ mile days with no problem. Not as comfy as my 'Strom of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,770
Posted By MCGMB
Nice find on the ride review! I'm used to seeing...

Nice find on the ride review! I'm used to seeing positive initial impressions, but this one was unusually so (along with new R1, which I still can't believe the electronic refinement).

Anyway,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By MCGMB
A quick Google found this short, though...

A quick Google found this short, though interesting, comparison by a guy that's ridden both (UK):

http://www.motorcycle-talk.net/forum/2014-yamaha-mt-07-fz-07-reviews/32-mt-07-vs-bmw-f800r.html
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 492,404
Posted By MCGMB
Very nicely done article! :clap Not just the...

Very nicely done article! :clap

Not just the analysis, which made sense, but the fact they picked four cool and relevant bikes (and engine configurations) to begin with, even though they don't...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,761
Posted By MCGMB
If the Multi were the '13 with multiple...

If the Multi were the '13 with multiple refinements, I'd go with the Ducati.

But it's not, so I say the Yammie --- fewer potential headaches, and that motor seems greater than an 850 has a right...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-04-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 48,101
Posted By MCGMB
Just got done reading the Oregon trip report. ...

Just got done reading the Oregon trip report.

What a pleasant and interesting person.

So sorry for your loss.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,529
Posted By MCGMB
Recently displayed at EICMA. We'll see if this...

Recently displayed at EICMA. We'll see if this makes it to production any time soon.

https://cdn.rideapart.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/RC213V-S_Prototype-2-720x472-770x442.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-06-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,083
Posted By MCGMB
I'll look for this event Saturday. Thanks...

I'll look for this event Saturday.

Thanks for posting it.:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-03-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,083
Posted By MCGMB
Just registered today. I did the event last year...

Just registered today. I did the event last year and it was a great time.

I think there are some easy ADV-type roads around there, but not sure. Hopefully someone who knows the area can post up...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 492,404
Posted By MCGMB
Red color match seems right on. Size a little...

Red color match seems right on. Size a little chunky for the rest of the lines on the bike, but considering capacity, it's probably worth it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,216
Posted By MCGMB
Hey man, get out of my head! :rofl Those...

Hey man, get out of my head! :rofl

Those were the first two, and only two I was going to suggest. The FZ #1 though.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By MCGMB
I think you've characterized the two bikes very...

I think you've characterized the two bikes very accurately.

I owned a WR for a while and liked, but didn't love it. Surprisingly good streetbike, 2 gal tank which could get me 120 miles...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 492,404
Posted By MCGMB
My bad, thanks for the fix. :thumb Did that on my...

My bad, thanks for the fix. :thumb Did that on my phone and missed the extra characters.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 492,404
Posted By MCGMB
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/yamaha/2015...

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/yamaha/2015-yamaha-fj-09-first-ride-review.html://

Very good write-ups on Motorcycle Online. The tester really like it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 492,404
Posted By MCGMB
Nice find on the vid xcsp! But what's this...

Nice find on the vid xcsp!

But what's this AHAMAY organization that's featured so prominently?????
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 492,404
Posted By MCGMB
The Visordown article made specific reference to...

The Visordown article made specific reference to not feeling the TC kick in when the author seemed to think it should. Curious to see other reviews and the perception of TC.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,326
Posted By MCGMB
Very nice route, thanks for putting it together...

Very nice route, thanks for putting it together and making available!! :D
Forum: Trials 07-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,996
Posted By MCGMB
I'm thinking about going, leaving from the...

I'm thinking about going, leaving from the Chicago area. Not sure yet. Trying to figure out which manufacturers will have demo fleets. Looks like Indian (don't care) and KTM (do care), but don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,662
Posted By MCGMB
Thank you for the follow-up review. I knew this...

Thank you for the follow-up review. I knew this was an old thread to resurrect, but it was the exact subject I was looking for.

Plus your "long-term" review is particularly helpful in...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,662
Posted By MCGMB
That's a nice write-up there zeeede very...

That's a nice write-up there zeeede very informative.:clap

I'm about to give this type of helmet a try, but am having a hard time choosing. If $$$ were no object, I'd get a Neotec (I have a Shoei...
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