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Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,256
Posted By phobe
I've done 3000 mile road trips, gravel,...

I've done 3000 mile road trips, gravel, trackdays, dragstrip (high 10s are possible) 2up, you name it. Range could be better but it has never been an issue. 275km to a tank is typical with aggressive...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,113
Posted By phobe
Still waiting to see this project.... Still...

Still waiting to see this project.... Still going? Some day I might have to send you boys my engine.

I just did a new chain and sprockets. I like gooooooold!
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,613
Posted By phobe
Multistragusta

Multistragusta
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,113
Posted By phobe
After a long winter I finished my GB500 (GB601 ;)...

After a long winter I finished my GB500 (GB601 ;) ) and updated the blog. CHeck it out:

http://gb500tt.blogspot.ca/
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,113
Posted By phobe
Any progress, photos? :ear

Any progress, photos? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,491
Posted By phobe
I have a few extra GB parts I might get rid of....

I have a few extra GB parts I might get rid of. Supertrapp slip-on, Corbin saddle and pillion peg kit. I also have a dirtbike handlebar kit with risers. 2 extra carbs, etc etc.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 625,043
Posted By phobe
Or VFR1200 ;)

Or VFR1200 ;)
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 30,179
Posted By phobe
Pay no mind to the haters. This is a bike that...

Pay no mind to the haters. This is a bike that will be looked back on in a decade as a classic that was underappreciated and misunderstood.

At 8 grand you stole it.

Check my blog for mod...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,113
Posted By phobe
I'll be following this thread closely.... I...

I'll be following this thread closely....

I just bought a really clean 1990 GB and it came with a box of extras. Someone installed a Mikuni 38mm roundslide carb, plus I have the stock CV unit. The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 625,043
Posted By phobe
I'd buy the hell out of one. I don't care...

I'd buy the hell out of one.

I don't care what the HP and weight is, this is a bike I'd buy on looks alone. Only thing I don't like is all the ABS junk cluttering up the front end.

This time...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 87,208
Posted By phobe
I came close to buying the C3 but the sizes just...

I came close to buying the C3 but the sizes just didn't quite work for me. The large felt good except for an immediate hot spot at the top of my forehead. The XL didn't cause the hot spot but also...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 573,728
Posted By phobe
Honda guy at Calgary motorcycle show says no...

Honda guy at Calgary motorcycle show says no Xtourer for Canada. He says the price would have to be well over 20 grand for them to make a business case which would price it out of the market. Also,...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,863
Posted By phobe
I'm not talking about money I'm talking about...

I'm not talking about money I'm talking about respect. You can get a good deal without being a douche.
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,863
Posted By phobe
Sounds like a great way to foster resentment and...

Sounds like a great way to foster resentment and distrust while proving how much of an asshole you are. God forbid you need your dealer to stick their neck out for you with their DPSM on a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,281
Posted By phobe
30 Chinese pocket bikes

30 Chinese pocket bikes
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-04-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 321,906
Posted By phobe
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TOgYdrSmVmQ/S8sycVnjR1I/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TOgYdrSmVmQ/S8sycVnjR1I/AAAAAAAAAC4/VIu31yyG8KQ/s1600/IMG_0757.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-04-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 585,062
Posted By phobe
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bfW2rhgFWhQ/Tj3TpcZdncI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bfW2rhgFWhQ/Tj3TpcZdncI/AAAAAAAAAco/nOCJBDlGPuw/s1600/motorcycle+trip+004.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-04-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 826,049
Posted By phobe
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6j72K44AsMs/Tj3S0vCLhiI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6j72K44AsMs/Tj3S0vCLhiI/AAAAAAAAAcc/VKWwePEhaGY/s1600/motorcycle+trip+001.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,079
Posted By phobe
How much fuel do you usually put in your 800 when...

How much fuel do you usually put in your 800 when you fill up? On my 1200 I typically go 225-250 Kms or so then put 13-15L in the tank. The couple of times I've run it close to dry I've got 300Kms or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,079
Posted By phobe
You've got this bass-ackwards. The moderately...

You've got this bass-ackwards. The moderately sized bike was obsolete and the tooling and development cost was probably paid for 10 years ago. Every VFR800 they sold was probably pure profit. The...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,079
Posted By phobe
btw at 10 grand, you'd be insane not to buy one.

btw at 10 grand, you'd be insane not to buy one.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,079
Posted By phobe
Before calling it a failure, consider that this...

Before calling it a failure, consider that this bike is sold in markets other than the US. It's been a top seller in Europe and the UK since day 1.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,586
Posted By phobe
Might not be this year, but I WILL buy a 2012...

Might not be this year, but I WILL buy a 2012 Guzzi V7 Special. Can't explain why, but I want one. Never owned or desired a Guzzi.... never owned anything but a Honda for that matter.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 573,728
Posted By phobe
unbolt the hanger, loosen the clamp and swing...

unbolt the hanger, loosen the clamp and swing the muffler out of the way. BFD.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 35,203
Posted By phobe
So you use street performance as a measuring...

So you use street performance as a measuring stick for 250 dual-sports but not 1200 beasts? You cite the new Honda's steel frame as a disadvantage VS the WR but you reckon the XT is at a disadvantage...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 35,203
Posted By phobe
You've got me on the fanboy thing... I love my...

You've got me on the fanboy thing... I love my Hondas.

What are buyers looking for in the 250 class of dual-sport bikes? Maximum high-tech and ultimate performance? How about durability and low...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 573,728
Posted By phobe
So far the double-clutch transmission motorcycle...

So far the double-clutch transmission motorcycle designs from other manufacturers have not offered a better solution.

Oh wait...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 573,728
Posted By phobe
The upper caliper is the rear brake, the lower...

The upper caliper is the rear brake, the lower caliper is the parking brake which you'll only see on the automatic versions. Same as the VFR1200F DCT.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 35,203
Posted By phobe
Thank you for the balanced and comprehensive...

Thank you for the balanced and comprehensive evaluation now that you've seen a couple pictures.

Why don't you think the 129hp V4 Crosstourer with its aluminum chassis will out-do the 100hp twin...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5,559
Views: 1,056,701
Posted By phobe
I like the false "tank" on these bikes that...

I like the false "tank" on these bikes that contains a big storage compartment.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,253
Posted By phobe
http://vfr1200fa.blogspot.com/2011/11/2012-vfr1200...

http://vfr1200fa.blogspot.com/2011/11/2012-vfr1200f-whats-new.html
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 573,728
Posted By phobe
Every time I see a phony adventurer on a phony...

Every time I see a phony adventurer on a phony adventure bike there's at least 200lbs of crap strapped to it so what's 25 lbs here or there?

The 1200GS may be rated at 505lbs but when have you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 67,032
Posted By phobe
Has anyone said "loud pipes save lives"? Or...

Has anyone said "loud pipes save lives"?

Or what about "ABS makes you an inferior rider"
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,295
Posted By phobe
That's one beef I have with the VFR. I'm only...

That's one beef I have with the VFR. I'm only 5'9" and my knees get cramped. (I have shitty knees, but still...)
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,295
Posted By phobe
That's actually pretty far from the truth. Each...

That's actually pretty far from the truth. Each cylinder has it's own crankpin, arranged in 2 pairs, each offset by 28 degrees. They fire in quick pairs, 105 degrees apart. The firing order is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,295
Posted By phobe
A lot of people miss the point with the VFR1200....

A lot of people miss the point with the VFR1200. It's just a big sportbike with shaft drive and a little more comfort.

Imagine this: 2 years ago, Honda announces that they will release a direct...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,034
Posted By phobe
The newest generation has a 76 degree vee and a...

The newest generation has a 76 degree vee and a 28 degree crankpin offset. They sound like nothing else.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,034
Posted By phobe
By your semantics a VFR is a transverse four, and...

By your semantics a VFR is a transverse four, and a Pan is an inline 4. Moto Guzzis and R-series BMWs are inline twins.

Meh.
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 106,698
Posted By phobe
My argument is that it's not a volume vehicle for...

My argument is that it's not a volume vehicle for volume production. It's a retro halo model for enthusiasts.

The overwhelming majority of Honda's global moto production (and presumably profits)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 106,698
Posted By phobe
A new premium model designed and developed from...

A new premium model designed and developed from scratch with almost no parts shared with other models... nothing simple and cheap about that. With the volume they probably expect to sell, I bet they...
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