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Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Yup, XR250 and 400 are very good bikes, also the...

Yup, XR250 and 400 are very good bikes, also the previously mentioned KDX200, Suzuki DRZ250 (somewhat rare), DRZ400, Yamaha TTR250, Honda CRF 230, Yamaha TTR230.

Honestly its pretty hard to find...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well the F4i is a DAMN nice bike. I would think...

Well the F4i is a DAMN nice bike. I would think that you could get more value out of it than what the contenders list is made up of.

I would rule out the GL500 straight away. Yes they are...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,134
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Honda Grom. I live 6 miles from any pavement, am...

Honda Grom. I live 6 miles from any pavement, am 50 miles from the nearest urban environment that this bike is designed for, and I still really really want one.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 91,647
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Photo album of a guys trip from Oregon to Alaska...

Photo album of a guys trip from Oregon to Alaska on a Grom :clap

Wish I knew more of the story behind this one...anyone?
http://imgur.com/a/itDzJ
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 213,593
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
NC and Grom in the same garage (can't tell what...

NC and Grom in the same garage (can't tell what the 3rd bike is) is a little slice of heaven right there!
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 24,766
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Any RR that starts out with the title from one of...

Any RR that starts out with the title from one of the best books of all time deserves a subscription :deal

Carry on fellas, very interested to see how this turns out.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 91,647
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Are any other 125's even close to that much to...

Are any other 125's even close to that much to insure? That's crazy!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,952
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Whoa, that does change the entire character of...

Whoa, that does change the entire character of the bike. I'm impressed! :eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 213,593
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
This thread seems awfully dead for such a popular...

This thread seems awfully dead for such a popular bike.

I just read the Grom article in the August '14 issue of Motor Cyclist and they stated that some stores had over 70 people on the waiting...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 31,067
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I have to admit when I'm wrong and this time I...

I have to admit when I'm wrong and this time I am. I happened by the Honda dealership and there was a guy riding a CTX700 with one of those tube backrests from Bikers Friend. He let me sit on the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,462
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I have 2. The first is the Kawasaki EX500. I...

I have 2. The first is the Kawasaki EX500. I have a Ninja 250 that I dearly love and have toured extensively on. However I had planned a WA to DC trip a few years ago and thought that a bit more...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,008
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Another vote for the 1st gen Ninja 250. I did a...

Another vote for the 1st gen Ninja 250. I did a 3500 mile tour of the Western US on mine and it did amazingly well. I'm 6'0 160lbs and had 60 lbs of gear with me and I only wished for more power...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 28,050
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
NC700x vs FZ7 :huh I agree with the others, not...

NC700x vs FZ7 :huh I agree with the others, not even in the same category except displacement and price.

I do agree that the Gladius looks pretty weak in comparison.

The Ninja 650 however has...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,702
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I have heard the crossplane R1 and it is an...

I have heard the crossplane R1 and it is an amazing sound...but what is said about the underseat pipes is true, they will cook you. So therefore I have to vote older. The 05-06 GSXR is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,377
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well seeing as most commuting takes place on...

Well seeing as most commuting takes place on pavement for most people, it could live here. If not, maybe in Pics?

Regardless, I'll play.
My former commuter. 04 Ninja 250. I now live on a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 56,891
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I agree completely about riding the Pacific coast...

I agree completely about riding the Pacific coast on hwy 1 and 101. It is simply beautiful. I have ridden through the East side of Oregon on a bike and it is mind numbing.
Given the choice...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,433
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Hummmm, the NT700V has the V pointed in the wrong...

Hummmm, the NT700V has the V pointed in the wrong direction. But you can't really see the engine all that much so does that count? Regardless of it checking all the other boxes, I can't say as I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,025,054
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Selling the GS to an American that wants to tour...

Selling the GS to an American that wants to tour Europe would be the easiest way to go. Nothing more than an ordinary title transfer and they would save a significant amount on shipping.

Selling...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,791
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Honda CB500X possibly? That is the smallest...

Honda CB500X possibly? That is the smallest multi cylinder with "beast-ish" qualities that I know of. NC700X and the Versys are other previously mentioned good ones.

Though not the best in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 56,891
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Don't base your budget around prices you see in...

Don't base your budget around prices you see in Manhattan and NYC. That is the most expensive place in the US to buy pretty much anything outside of Alaska and Hawaii.

Just wait til you get in a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I knew I would get flak for my Road King/Electra...

I knew I would get flak for my Road King/Electra Glide experience, but I swear it's true.

Road King Length=97 inches
Vision Length=106.5 inches

No that doesn't specifically say how big the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,084
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Gah, why can't they take a photo with something...

Gah, why can't they take a photo with something other than a potato??
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I too had a BMW K1200LT and the passenger...

I too had a BMW K1200LT and the passenger accommodations are indeed generous with a 2 position rear trunk in the back position.

However I did not have a good ownership experience with it. 2...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 215,195
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Congrats! Pics, review, video...we want the...

Congrats! Pics, review, video...we want the whole 9 yards :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 213,593
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ahhhh, didn't know CA had a law about that. My...

Ahhhh, didn't know CA had a law about that. My bad.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 213,593
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
A number of big bore kits will get you there very...

A number of big bore kits will get you there very easy.
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 813,404
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Good luck finding a test ride at a dealer. ...

Good luck finding a test ride at a dealer. Harley, Triumph and BMW are the only ones that I have ever been to that Ok's test rides on new bikes.

I tried to google Honda's 2014 demo tour but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,278
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I'm finding my tolerance has changed drastically...

I'm finding my tolerance has changed drastically since my commute has changed.

I own only sportbikes and 1 off road only bike. My commute used to be pavement only and I would ride anytime there...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 44,529
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Excellent, excellent story. Thank you for...

Excellent, excellent story. Thank you for sharing the good and the bad. This story was the very definition of adventure! :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,941
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Sigh, if only they were available in the US, I...

Sigh, if only they were available in the US, I would have snatched one up pretty much regardless of cost. I know I'm probably looking at that Hornet with rose colored glasses and as soon as I ride...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,708
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I tell ya, aside from being uncomfortable my...

I tell ya, aside from being uncomfortable my SV1000N would seem to check all the boxes.

Fuel injected, good range, good mpg, japanese, adjustable suspension, etc. Though not as modern as the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,941
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
While not sixes, the Honda 250 4cyls are some...

While not sixes, the Honda 250 4cyls are some amazing bikes.

Honda CBR250RR
http://www.mpcg.h17.ru/images/image014.jpg

And the one that I am drooling over the Hornet 250...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I didn't think I'd like the 919 with luggage on...

I didn't think I'd like the 919 with luggage on it but dang, that really works. Keep this thread updated, really interested to see how it turns out.
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 56,891
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well seeing as you are coming to the US now, I...

Well seeing as you are coming to the US now, I hope you are scheduling your Canada/Alaska portion during June/July/August period. Snow and other really nasty weather could really put a damper on the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well I would discount the Scrambler right off the...

Well I would discount the Scrambler right off the bat for one simple reason. The high right side pipes make putting saddlebags on a really ugly proposition. Even if you said Bonneville I still...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I also agree that you are looking in the exact...

I also agree that you are looking in the exact right area for your first bike. Not every thumper will like cruising at 120kph for extended periods but some will take it just fine. And being on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,039
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I know this question is living in Thumpers right...

I know this question is living in Thumpers right now but I'll share my multi cylinder info in case you find it relevant.

I have a rabid distaste for CV carbs. Or at least I thought I did until I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5,532
Views: 302,192
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Oh wow...that Sunset pic is about 15 miles from...

Oh wow...that Sunset pic is about 15 miles from where I live and Pine City is less than 3 miles. That can be a nice ride :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 91,647
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
In thumpers http://t.imgbox.com/QjGdPjQf.jpg...

In thumpers

http://t.imgbox.com/QjGdPjQf.jpg

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23962664&postcount=1
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 1,186,289
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Aye, the small details add huge depth to the...

Aye, the small details add huge depth to the story :clap
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