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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 1,708,631
Posted By Süsser Tod
I'm at 41,000kms on my Versys, I've never put...

I'm at 41,000kms on my Versys, I've never put more than 42,000kms on a bike, so I'm about to get past my own personal record!

My goal is to ride the Versys for at least 100,000kms; I've promised...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-01-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,584
Posted By Süsser Tod
I'm not arguing against the small bike, I argue...

I'm not arguing against the small bike, I argue about the economics that make them unfeasible. I daily ride a 68hp Versys at 2200 meters above the sea level (22% hp penalty, 55hp on a good day). I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By Süsser Tod
I got some of those and tested them on my XT660R;...

I got some of those and tested them on my XT660R; they weren't bad, just unremarkable. Lasted as long as similar EBC pads did for a fraction of the cost, but either one lasted 1/4th of what Brembo...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,584
Posted By Süsser Tod
The ASEAN market is WAY different from the US/ECE...

The ASEAN market is WAY different from the US/ECE markets, the kind of bikes that you guys dream about are not going to come from there. The priorities of the people in those markets are not the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,584
Posted By Süsser Tod
I hate those FZ-16 bikies; all form over...

I hate those FZ-16 bikies; all form over function:

- That huge tank is made of 3 plastic covers, there is a small metal tank under that.
- That humongous muffler is plastic, there is a small...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 57,969
Posted By Süsser Tod
There is no oil cooler in the new DL-1000;...

There is no oil cooler in the new DL-1000; probably it was never needed considering the DL1K makes way less HP than the SV1K.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By Süsser Tod
It's an archaic engine suspended in an archaic...

It's an archaic engine suspended in an archaic frame covered with transformer styled plastics...

Why is anyone surprised that the thing is heavy as f*ck?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,396
Posted By Süsser Tod
My XJR1300 will stall in heavy traffic, it gets...

My XJR1300 will stall in heavy traffic, it gets so hot that it boils the gas in the carbs and it chokes itself. I'm pretty sure that if it didn't do that then it would overheat to the point of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,328
Views: 414,561
Posted By Süsser Tod
Its the way these things are. Sliced bread cant...

Its the way these things are. Sliced bread cant compare to a "rumor bike", but the very moment that bike is available for sale its the next worst thing since the first Hardly Ableson was built.

I...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-15-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 61,415
Posted By Süsser Tod
The Euros? Ducati doesn't have a ST bike, BMW has...

The Euros? Ducati doesn't have a ST bike, BMW has the K1300S which is rumored to go away this year. Aprilia doesn't have a ST bike anymore.

The ST market is dead, it has been replaced by the ADV...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 255,732
Posted By Süsser Tod
They are WAY too expensive for what they are, and...

They are WAY too expensive for what they are, and Yamaha is waiting for them to die... Which will happen soon as the XT660R/X do not have ABS. There is a redesign coming soon, and I hope that this...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By Süsser Tod
Shitty beer is better than no beer at all. :1drink

Shitty beer is better than no beer at all. :1drink
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-14-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,779
Posted By Süsser Tod
Navigating with paper maps when it is raining is...

Navigating with paper maps when it is raining is no fun at all...

And I did figure out how to get to places using paper maps long before I started using the GPS; Now I never leave it home when...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Süsser Tod
ABS is mandatory for the ECE, not the USA which...

ABS is mandatory for the ECE, not the USA which is the most important market for those bikes. I really doubt they will bother adding ABS to them.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By Süsser Tod
Springs are, what, $100? I'm baffled by the...

Springs are, what, $100?

I'm baffled by the amount of people that are not willing to upgrade the suspension on the bikes. Just look at the bitchfest that is the FJ-09 thread "the suspension...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Süsser Tod
I've tried the traction control on the BMWs and...

I've tried the traction control on the BMWs and the Super Tenere... It's not as fast to react as the ABS is. When you hit a painted line in the rain without TC the rear tire will step out until it...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By Süsser Tod
Suspension is one of those things that you don't...

Suspension is one of those things that you don't think it is worth it until you do it, then you won't be able to understand why you didn't do it earlier.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,520
Posted By Süsser Tod
I really like this bike but the lack of ABS has...

I really like this bike but the lack of ABS has been a deal breaker...

So I started researching on what would be needed to add ABS to a non-ABS bike. Everything bolts in, unlike other bikes there...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,708
Posted By Süsser Tod
None of my bikes has a soul, they are just...

None of my bikes has a soul, they are just machines that are nothing more than paper weights without a rider. It's the rider that puts the soul in the equation.

Character? I think that's more like...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 327,520
Posted By Süsser Tod
The valving sucks, spend some money on valves and...

The valving sucks, spend some money on valves and proper springs and it will blow the 07 out of the water. What I don't understand is why people are not willing to spend that little money fixing the...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-17-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,729
Posted By Süsser Tod
GSX-Rs do not have integrated turn signals, they...

GSX-Rs do not have integrated turn signals, they are separate from the rear light.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-08-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,012
Posted By Süsser Tod
You motus apologysts take everything personal,...

You motus apologysts take everything personal, don't you?

It's not a matter of believing in AMURICAN MFG; It's disbelief on the ability of Motus to execute.

And at this point, a subpar product....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,839
Posted By Süsser Tod
Same place you'd get a pickup coil from? Same...

Same place you'd get a pickup coil from? Same place that sells stators and regulators/rectifiers? Same place that sells carburetor boots? Same place that carries wires, solder, soldering guns and...
Forum: Face Plant 04-03-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 88,740
Posted By Süsser Tod
Why? Because it groups us all in the same...

Why? Because it groups us all in the same statistic?

I rode my Versys 22,000 miles last year, and it is not my only bike, but I don't keep a record. In the last 12 months I rode to Deals Gap twice...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-03-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40,011
Views: 10,731,666
Posted By Süsser Tod
Last year when I was there in autumn I recall...

Last year when I was there in autumn I recall lots of cruiser riders riding without gloves. "It's not cold enough to need gloves" :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,743
Posted By Süsser Tod
I ride a Versys, which is without contest one of...

I ride a Versys, which is without contest one of the ugliest bikes ever and I couldn't care less. I buy my bikes to ride them, not to look at them or to pose with them.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 35,789
Posted By Süsser Tod
Gave them a fair chance, I'm not using them...

Gave them a fair chance, I'm not using them again.

First time it was not my choice, I needed a new rear tire in Lafayette, LA and the shop that installed the tire used Dyna Beads instead of ...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-21-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,038
Posted By Süsser Tod
That part is interesting and I think is the key...

That part is interesting and I think is the key point why scooters are not selling...

1. Motorcycles are not seen as a viable means of transportation in the USA. Face it, Americans think of...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-19-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,038
Posted By Süsser Tod
And why don't you just buy the NC700X? They are...

And why don't you just buy the NC700X? They are the same freaking thing, the scooter version is only LESS versatile as it loses the fake tank, that is the built in storage and gains nothing because...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-19-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,012
Posted By Süsser Tod
It is an outdated bike before it is released?...

It is an outdated bike before it is released? It's specs were fine 6 years ago, but today? :rofl

Their competitors have raised the bar while they can't get the bike federalized. Do you think they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,322
Posted By Süsser Tod
I rest my case. In my industry something similar...

I rest my case. In my industry something similar happens, you can either play in the "state of the art" field, which costs a lot of money, but gets you an advantage when it comes to time to market,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,322
Posted By Süsser Tod
It's not so much the revenue (dollars sold), it's...

It's not so much the revenue (dollars sold), it's the profit. How much money do you think Honda spends in R&D for those 125cc bikies? Not much, if any at all! CG125/CB125 based designs, designs that...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-05-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By Süsser Tod
My CBR had NO toolkit, Honda made it an option on...

My CBR had NO toolkit, Honda made it an option on 07+ bikes. I don't really care for toolkits, there is not much that you can fix on a modern bike in the middle of nowhere, if it breaks, you're going...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-05-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,765
Posted By Süsser Tod
What's wrong with that? The engine is designed to...

What's wrong with that? The engine is designed to rev, at 6K rpm it is in its "vibration sweetspot" and the bike should be uber smooth.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-05-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,765
Posted By Süsser Tod
They look too thin because of the blue reflection...

They look too thin because of the blue reflection on them, that makes them look thinner than they are.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,322
Posted By Süsser Tod
There are better bikes for that kind of money,...

There are better bikes for that kind of money, WAY better...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By Süsser Tod
I said I don't trust it and I'll replace it, I...

I said I don't trust it and I'll replace it, I didn't ask anything about that.

I'm asking about new tires, and how to use two new-ish tires with some life left on them. Of course, no one even got...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-02-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By Süsser Tod
Old Tires...

World is going to explode!
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-29-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,264
Posted By Süsser Tod
I rode one of those three wheeled scooters, I...

I rode one of those three wheeled scooters, I think it was an MP3. It was a demo day at a go-kart track. Had lots of fun with other bikes, but that thing... I rode it a couple laps around the track...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 1,708,631
Posted By Süsser Tod
70,000km is not that much, and usually a bike...

70,000km is not that much, and usually a bike that is regularly ridden also gets serviced... So I'd look for the telltales of it being serviced and I'd question the previous owner knowledge about it....
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