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Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,084
Posted By twinpower
I like it. It looks like its about the same size...

I like it. It looks like its about the same size as the Slipstreamer Spitfire windshield on my 1200R... (but its a lot sharper looking for sure.)

BTW - What handlebars are those? From an 883R?...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-17-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10,244
Views: 3,294,322
Posted By twinpower
I always liked this old look for my Sportster... ...

I always liked this old look for my Sportster...

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/mc4fox/oldsportster.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,084
Posted By twinpower
Small Milestone

So, just reached a small milestone on my 1200R...

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/mc4fox/IMAG0486.jpg

Still using the original shocks and seat! :nod Feeling the itch, I've test...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,304
Posted By twinpower
I've ridden both a couple of times... but don't...

I've ridden both a couple of times... but don't own either. At only 5'7", the Roadie was definitely more comfortable for me. Besides the obvious seat height differences, the handlebar on the XC seems...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,673
Posted By twinpower
Thanks bdarling - It looked to me like the Ranier...

Thanks bdarling - It looked to me like the Ranier would vent better than the Kili since the Kili's back vent is located down low. The softer shell of the Ranier appeals to me, but if the collar is...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,673
Posted By twinpower
Comparison to Kilimanjaro

Can anyone that has the Ranier compare it to the Kilimanjaro 5.0 for fit, comfort, ventilation, etc. I bought the Kilimanjaro a few months ago, and generally like it but wondering if it would be...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,662
Posted By twinpower
Moymurfs - What trailer did you end up getting...

Moymurfs - What trailer did you end up getting for $500? I'm in the Raleigh area, and not sure whether to just get one at store like Lowes, or one of the many small places around that sell utility...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,210
Posted By twinpower
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/mc4fox/IM...

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/mc4fox/IMG_8315cropped.jpg

Well, my 06 1200R (bought used at end of 2007 with 1k miles) has nearly 20k miles on it now. Changed the plugs a couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 32,379
Posted By twinpower
pescatore - What windscreen is that on your bike...

pescatore - What windscreen is that on your bike (and does it work well for you)? I'm using a Slipstreamer Spitfire on my 1200R and I have it working fairly well (after adding a tankbag that...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 48,166
Posted By twinpower
In "touring" mode with bags and deflector...

In "touring" mode with bags and deflector screen...


http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/mc4fox/IMG_8315cropped.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,843,944
Posted By twinpower
Thanks Shep - I'm a little concerned about the...

Thanks Shep - I'm a little concerned about the physical size of the R1200GS myself... I figure its great on the highway but not sure if I'd like it in my day to day local riding. (Although it is...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,843,944
Posted By twinpower
Shep - Interested in your comparison to the...

Shep - Interested in your comparison to the 1200GS. My next bike is going to be an adventure type of some sort... I will mostly be commuting and some road touring - smooth dirt roads at the worst....
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,198
Posted By twinpower
Same experience here with my 06 1200R Sportster....

Same experience here with my 06 1200R Sportster. 18k miles on mine now - had one small issue of oil weeping that showed up around the 3k mark, easily fixed with a new gasket under warranty by the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,084
Posted By twinpower
Thanks for the pics... What tank bag is that? I'm...

Thanks for the pics... What tank bag is that? I'm trying to figure out just how wide of one will reasonably work with a 1200R, since the tank tapers as it gets closer to the seat. Mike
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,084
Posted By twinpower
Can any of you post a pic of your tank bag...

Can any of you post a pic of your tank bag mounted on the bike? I've got a 1200R and have been considering one. Besides the apparent usefulness of a tank bag, hoping it would help reduce the...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,843,944
Posted By twinpower
Its amazing how different the same windscreen...

Its amazing how different the same windscreen performs from rider to rider. I loved how smooth and quiet the air was for me when test riding a T800 - I could leave my visor open at 70 mph and it was...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,843,944
Posted By twinpower
Test Ride Tiger 800

Got to take out a T800 for a about 40 mins or so on Saturday. I'm in Raleigh, NC and first I went to the Yamaha shop in Garner where the factory truck was there giving test rides.
They had a lot of...
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 74,906
Posted By twinpower
Thumb Got my Sample Pack Today

Wow - fast shipping, got my sample pack today. (2 days) Like others have said, more material than I think my ears need... but much better than not enough! (I believe my ears are on the small side) ...
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 74,906
Posted By twinpower
Sample pack ordered here too. My motivation is...

Sample pack ordered here too. My motivation is that I can't always seem to get foam plugs inserted effectively, and sometimes the foam plugs start to be irritating deep in the ear canals.
The...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,084
Posted By twinpower
I've got about 15k miles on my 1200r now - with...

I've got about 15k miles on my 1200r now - with the stock shocks and seat. :) (Guess I don't know any better - maybe it helps that I only weigh 150 lbs.)
Was thinking of getting a set of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 81,206
Posted By twinpower
Thanks... Regarding the backrest, the wife and...

Thanks... Regarding the backrest, the wife and kids appreciate it for the occasional ride and I use it a lot to strap things to it (like the laptop bag when commuting to work). Gotta go with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 81,206
Posted By twinpower
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/mc4fox/PA...

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/mc4fox/PAS_0570JPGpicasa.jpg

Have a windshield I clamp on when I don't want to ride "naked"......
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 39,100
Posted By twinpower
06 1200r

I think the Sportsters are great - especially the discontinued "R" models or the std 883. Unlike Shropdog, I like the mid-mount controls - have never had a heat or vibration issue with them and it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,150
Posted By twinpower
2006 1200r

My 06... I'd like to have efi, but my carb version runs strong and it's kind of cool having to use a choke. :)

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/mc4fox/PAS_0570JPGpicasa.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-05-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4,588
Views: 1,691,145
Posted By twinpower
A little post-processing fun... ...

A little post-processing fun...

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/mc4fox/oldsportster.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/mc4fox/IMG_4317chrome.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 61,228
Posted By twinpower
I bought my 06 1200R used (only 1100 miles on it)...

I bought my 06 1200R used (only 1100 miles on it) and the previous owner had already installed the forward pegs/controls on it... I rode it with the forwards for about 1000 miles... and then bought a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,932
Posted By twinpower
I have an 06 1200R. I'm pretty much in agreement...

I have an 06 1200R. I'm pretty much in agreement with Birdmove... great all around bike. I have the mid pegs/controls and forward pegs - can easily change between mid, forward and the passenger pegs...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,963
Posted By twinpower
Love my 1200R Sportster

I like all of the bikes you mentioned... ended up getting a used 06 Sportster Roadster a couple of yrs ago. I've got 10k miles on it now, and it has been great. I put the HD quick release windshield...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,520
Posted By twinpower
883R Enough... ADV'ing on a Sportster

As other's have said, I would think the 883 is plenty unless you're looking for 80mph+ all the time... even then it can certainly do that. They get a good boost just from opening up the breathing and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 622,944
Posted By twinpower
1200R Sportster

My 06 1200R Sportster. Recently took it on a weekend trip thru WV - everything from 70 mph Interstate to lots of country back roads with 15 mph (posted) turns. The bike handles it all really well.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,520
Posted By twinpower
I have 06 1200R Sporty. Took it on my first long...

I have 06 1200R Sporty. Took it on my first long ride last weekend - 1100 miles. A mix of interstate and lots of twisty W. Virginia back roads. Everything from 75 mph cruising to 15 mph (posted...)...
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