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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 3,406,183
Posted By Tanshanomi
You don't have to know how to machine anything....

You don't have to know how to machine anything. Aniket will convert your iron-barrelled Bullet into a Musket V-twin for $12,750...all labor included.
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 71,831
Posted By Tanshanomi
My (larger than average) KTM dealer said they...

My (larger than average) KTM dealer said they were allocated 2 390 Dukes, and one of them has a deposit down on it.
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
Unfortunately, we in the USA don't get the modern...

Unfortunately, we in the USA don't get the modern FI ones, like the Innova 125i. These were all over the place when I was in Istanbul.

http://s34.carcdn.gr/5400/5400087_8_b.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
Today, I'm feeling simple, elegant and Italian. ...

Today, I'm feeling simple, elegant and Italian.

http://p4.storage.canalblog.com/42/19/666253/91976141_m.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 78,092
Posted By Tanshanomi
Obviously tacked-on emissions hardware. ...

Obviously tacked-on emissions hardware.

Aprilia's evap canisters are the worst offenders...
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
A grossly underrated bike. Reliable, comfortable,...

A grossly underrated bike. Reliable, comfortable, fun. And IMHO, quite a sharp looker.
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,007
Posted By Tanshanomi
I have a couple questions about this "late"...

I have a couple questions about this "late" Bonnie tank:

http://www.2040motos.com/_content/cars/images/80/129880/002.jpg

1) Does it have an an agreed-upon name? It could be referred to as a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-19-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By Tanshanomi
Great! So we're around 7 bikes. My goal was to...

Great! So we're around 7 bikes. My goal was to get to about a dozen riders, so we're getting there.
Forum: 2 smokers 11-18-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 329,223
Posted By Tanshanomi
Trivia: The KD80X was created by removing the...

Trivia: The KD80X was created by removing the lights from the road-legal KMX80A (aka KS-II) sold overseas and swapping out the tires for knobbies. Neat bikes!
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By Tanshanomi
Passenger or another bike?

Passenger or another bike?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-18-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10,385
Views: 3,387,559
Posted By Tanshanomi
I believe it's a Bashan 50 from China.

I believe it's a Bashan 50 from China.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
Wow, you've convinced me to totally rethink my...

Wow, you've convinced me to totally rethink my attitude towards that bike in one extremely illustrative sentence.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Tanshanomi
In the masses of parked scooters clustered...

In the masses of parked scooters clustered everywhere in Europe, it really stood out.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Tanshanomi
The Versity was designated VP300 in the UK, the...

The Versity was designated VP300 in the UK, the XC300 elsewhere in Europe and possibly some other markets.

Here is a Yamaha web page that calls it the VP300: VP300 Versity: the body guard in...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Tanshanomi
Yamaha Versity

When I was in Europe about a year ago, I fell in love with the looks of the Yamaha 300 Versity. It's just such a distinctive look. But being a Yank, I'm sketchy on some details. I think it was in...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 3,406,183
Posted By Tanshanomi
The difference between and engineer and a...

The difference between and engineer and a "designer."
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By Tanshanomi
"Potential" or "Interested" Rider List T-Minus...

"Potential" or "Interested" Rider List
T-Minus 215 days:

Tanshanomi (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=134514)
Mrs. Tanshanomi
Rustyspokes...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 3,406,183
Posted By Tanshanomi
True x1000. He's awesome.

True x1000. He's awesome.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,684
Views: 718,292
Posted By Tanshanomi
I enjoyed that. There didn't seem to be anybody...

I enjoyed that. There didn't seem to be anybody else with you did you just set up the camera on a tripod yourself and then ride through the frame? The static shots were a nice change from...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
At least on the C-Spec the air cleaner is a bit...

At least on the C-Spec the air cleaner is a bit less of an issue.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-13-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By Tanshanomi
I found an embroidery shop that will make up 2" x...

I found an embroidery shop that will make up 2" x 4" patches for $12.00 each, with no minimum purchase. The design isn't quite as detailed or precise as some of the other proofs I got, but it's 2/3rd...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4,944
Views: 479,362
Posted By Tanshanomi
Some people haven't learned the old adage, "just...

Some people haven't learned the old adage, "just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD."

http://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_NZ3ClaX5Zf_600x450.jpg

Pro-street V8 motorcycle with...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
My wife had a V-Star 950 for a couple of years. ...

My wife had a V-Star 950 for a couple of years.
Great engine, but it turned like a battleship, so I was ready to love the Bolt.
Unfortunately, the skinny chassis and tank just highlight what a...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7,394
Views: 3,406,183
Posted By Tanshanomi
Mototrans-Ducati 350 Vento, 1st Gen: ...

Mototrans-Ducati 350 Vento, 1st Gen:

http://tanshanomi.com/temp/ducati_vento.jpg

The PTS/Vento GT. 400cc four-stroke triple designed by Ian Drysdale. Pity it didn't last (evidently the Chinese...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-12-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 29,462
Posted By Tanshanomi
A mostly complete Model 70 El Montadero in...

A mostly complete Model 70 El Montadero in Oklahoma City for $950. I'm 5-1/2 hours away, so I'm sorta considering it, even though I don't need another project.




...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
I test rode one when they came out. Only took...

I test rode one when they came out. Only took about a mile to realize that I loved the engine, hated the seating position. My knees were firmly up against those black plastic guards.
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
MB5s are awesome. I owned two and took some great...

MB5s are awesome. I owned two and took some great trips on them. Even earned a photo in Bike Journal once. (photos are re-runs, but I thought they would be of value here)
...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-07-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 29,462
Posted By Tanshanomi
I am always eager for Bultaco-related content,...

I am always eager for Bultaco-related content, especially on-the-tarmac stuff!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-07-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4,944
Views: 479,362
Posted By Tanshanomi
No thank you. There's a reason why my Can-Am...

No thank you. There's a reason why my Can-Am Spyder has an ESC nanny-bot.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
No. The other two are just concept bikes.

No.
The other two are just concept bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
I would want ABS, which is only available in...

I would want ABS, which is only available in black. Which I think is the best looking anyway.

http://www.moto123.com/ArtImages/169353/honda_valkyrie_2014_i2.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-05-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3,684
Views: 718,292
Posted By Tanshanomi
Wow, that had more quick jump cuts than The...

Wow, that had more quick jump cuts than The Bourne Ultimatum. I would have liked to see longer, less choppy clips of the ride.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
My local Honda dealer received the CB300F, so I...

My local Honda dealer received the CB300F, so I went by to have a look. I fit on it well, and even though I wish ABS was an option, it's a possible future commuter for me. For four grand, it's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By Tanshanomi
http://www.tanshanomi.com/smackdab/smackdab-poster...

http://www.tanshanomi.com/smackdab/smackdab-poster.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7,320
Views: 2,476,722
Posted By Tanshanomi
Exactly. If you have a problem with noise, pass...

Exactly. If you have a problem with noise, pass and enforce noise ordinances. Don't turn motorcycles into recreational toys that can't be counted on to legally be able to go where ever cars can go.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-29-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 115,641
Posted By Tanshanomi
Yeah, three-wheelers. Don't look if it offends...

Yeah, three-wheelers. Don't look if it offends you.

http://tanshanomi.com/temp/IMG_1753-web.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7,320
Views: 2,476,722
Posted By Tanshanomi
Fortunately, the AMA has successfully fought such...

Fortunately, the AMA has successfully fought such bans when they've been attempted in the USA.
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,408
Posted By Tanshanomi
"Back when Crazy Ollie and I were banging about...

"Back when Crazy Ollie and I were banging about the backroads of Virginia, I thought there were just bikes. I mean, you had a motorcycle; you rode it wherever the spirit led — on road or off. If...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10,385
Views: 3,387,559
Posted By Tanshanomi
Looks like there's definitely some fun to be...

Looks like there's definitely some fun to be there!
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8,663
Views: 1,361,836
Posted By Tanshanomi
While riding my Can-Am Spyder to work this...

While riding my Can-Am Spyder to work this morning, I was thinking how much I like the Rotax V990 motor. Makes me curious to try it out in two-wheel guise.
...
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