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Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,001
Posted By Tim_Tom
I rode an 82 Suzuki GS850 exclusively until last...

I rode an 82 Suzuki GS850 exclusively until last season. I had no trouble finding parts for it. You would be amazed how many people ride old Japanese bikes, and there is a lot of support/ aftermarket...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,063
Posted By Tim_Tom
Nice i.dea for controls and body work. Now just...

Nice i.dea for controls and body work. Now just take 2 inches from the forks and add it to the shocks. Give it a proper 'cafe' stance to go with its "C spec" name.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Tim_Tom
For the most part I think those are accurate...

For the most part I think those are accurate observations and are similar to my own experience. However I suggest you lose the GPS and pick up some MAPS. All of my long trips I have solely navigated...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,928
Posted By Tim_Tom
There was a face lifted Bandit at Intermot so I...

There was a face lifted Bandit at Intermot so I don't think Suzuki has given up on that model yet. Plus that 1250 mill is fairly new by Bandit standards so I hope Suzuki repurchases the platform.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,928
Posted By Tim_Tom
I really like that faired model. Think it looks...

I really like that faired model. Think it looks great and will haul the mail in comfort all day long.

However seems to me that there is some overlap now with the new 1000s and the venerable B12....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,613
Posted By Tim_Tom
According to the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents,...

According to the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents, there were 138 plane crashes in 2013. 155 crashes in 2012. Electronics are not above fault.

Also not at all relevant to the discussion of motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,613
Posted By Tim_Tom
Last I checked Toyota isn't in the motorcycle...

Last I checked Toyota isn't in the motorcycle business. I've seen enough sensor failures, electronic ghosts, or other related issues to be turned off to them.

You asked if people approved of your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,613
Posted By Tim_Tom
Every computer I have ever used has, at some...

Every computer I have ever used has, at some point, failed. If it hadn't failed yet, it will eventually.

I don't profess to be mistake free in my riding, but I prefer bikes that allow me to use...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By Tim_Tom
One easy way to reduce rake is to fit longer...

One easy way to reduce rake is to fit longer shocks. I put a inch over stock length on my old Suzuki GS850 and it really quickened up the steering. The bike was also still very stable at speed.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
Pretty sure Kawasaki used it first... :deal

Pretty sure Kawasaki used it first... :deal
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,294,287
Posted By Tim_Tom
Motorcyclist magazine had a comparison with the...

Motorcyclist magazine had a comparison with the FZ07, SFV650, CBR650F, and Ninja 650R.

They liked the Yammy the best and the Zook 2nd best. Worth a read if you can find it. I was at my local...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
Don't be so disappointed. :evil Looking at...

Don't be so disappointed. :evil

Looking at the silhouette the bike looked much closer in scale to a zx10 than a ZX14... so 1400cc power in a real Superbike chassis. No doubt it will have top...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
The new teaser video is out. Kawasaki is really...

The new teaser video is out. Kawasaki is really stringing us on here.

Nothing new about the H2 but it's a nice look at the other sectors of Kawasaki Heavy Industry and their fancy high tech...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34,317
Views: 8,428,814
Posted By Tim_Tom
He needs to clean the seat of his leathers......

He needs to clean the seat of his leathers... :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
Yes it's been regarded as better than the busa...

Yes it's been regarded as better than the busa since about 2008. However there is no kill like overkill so why not supercharge it!!
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
Maybe not in your area... any given weekend I see...

Maybe not in your area... any given weekend I see dozens of Panigales and S1000RR on the road.

There is a market for premium motorcycles.

And if the was any motorcycle that paid my bills for...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
The point is moot. As a flagship model, part of...

The point is moot. As a flagship model, part of its identity will directly change how Kawasaki is viewed as a manufacturer. People will associate Kawasaki with the best, fastest, and most advanced...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
Really? Because all those guys on S1000RR's...

Really? Because all those guys on S1000RR's bought them because they were affordable?? All of the 1199 Panigale owners bought them because they were good value? No. They bought them because they...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
It will be a 1400cc bike with 2000cc power. :evil...

It will be a 1400cc bike with 2000cc power. :evil

Why? Because people buy bikes that make statements. And huge power and unprecedented speed make a hell of a statement. Who cares if you can only...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
Kawasaki has a jet ski with a 4 stroke,...

Kawasaki has a jet ski with a 4 stroke, supercharged, 1500cc inline four, making 300 hp...

Anyone want to guess they added some wheels and a gearbox? That ought to be enough to be "built beyond...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
The engine pictures are quite clearly a 4...

The engine pictures are quite clearly a 4 cylinder. Looks to be slightly larger than the ZX6 block. Sorry you 250 guys are going to have to keep dreaming...

This thing will be a proper rocketship....
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
Because the ZX-10R knows how to go around a...

Because the ZX-10R knows how to go around a corner. Mostly thanks to 35 years of chassis and electronic development...

And if you want to compare to modified bikes just imagine what sort of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,210
Posted By Tim_Tom
Official Kawasaki teaser page for the bike. ...

Official Kawasaki teaser page for the bike.

http://www.ninja-h2.com

Shows a silhouette of the bike and it is definitely a Superbike. Forced induction and rumored to be 750cc. If the hype is to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 543,715
Posted By Tim_Tom
Great looking 1250. All these reports are easing...

Great looking 1250. All these reports are easing my mind a bit. The newest bike I've owned is a '92 and it's been awesome but for a few niggles. Blew fork seals, ate a plug (after 15000 miles) and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,998
Posted By Tim_Tom
I've ridden all sorts of bikes, but only owned...

I've ridden all sorts of bikes, but only owned Japanese I4's, and I thought they all had soul. My first bike, a Suzuki GS850 had the soul of an old workhorse determined not to quit. Try as I did, I...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,364
Posted By Tim_Tom
If the front wheel tucks why not get it off the...

If the front wheel tucks why not get it off the ground and fix the issue?! Absolutely insane.

At Silverstone he will have shoulder sliders on his suit :evil
Like him or not the kid has mad...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By Tim_Tom
There are a few V7 threads over on Road Warriors....

There are a few V7 threads over on Road Warriors. I think you may get a better response there...

Good luck and happy tinkering.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By Tim_Tom
I like blitzing my favorite twisty roads in the...

I like blitzing my favorite twisty roads in the upper spectrum of the tach. I like rolling off the throttle precorner and allowing the engin braking to scrub speed, plus I've noticed my bike feels...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 543,715
Posted By Tim_Tom
That's what I like to hear. Looks like it's time...

That's what I like to hear. Looks like it's time to gear up to sell my current ride. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 543,715
Posted By Tim_Tom
That's what I was hoping to hear. :D Could there...

That's what I was hoping to hear. :D Could there be any cooling issues running at 85 mph for 100 miles in 110 degree weather?

My last Suzuki, an air cooled GS850, ran so hot in a similar...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 543,715
Posted By Tim_Tom
I'm thinking about picking up a first gen 1200 to...

I'm thinking about picking up a first gen 1200 to be my only bike. It would be used for my future commute of 100 miles each way through the mohave desert (on the roads of course). Also would like to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,482
Posted By Tim_Tom
I'd also suggest the big Bandit and the mighty...

I'd also suggest the big Bandit and the mighty ZRX. Both provide a very torquey thrill and plenty of comfort for one or two. Both can be had in you budget with plenty of after market luggage...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Tim_Tom
This is how I pack my zx600 with weeks worth of...

This is how I pack my zx600 with weeks worth of clothes, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, spare parts and tools.

The sleeping gear goes in this.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,294,287
Posted By Tim_Tom
I don't think the bimmer has quite enough pillion...

I don't think the bimmer has quite enough pillion capability... and the cubic money issue yeah.

Honestly that is more bike than I want right now as well.
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,294,287
Posted By Tim_Tom
Today (and most days) I want a motorcycle that's...

Today (and most days) I want a motorcycle that's sub 450 lbs, supersport handling, goes like stink, stops on a dime, and all day comfortable for two... :eek1

I dream of a naked GSXR 750 with real...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,637
Posted By Tim_Tom
There is nothing wrong with your bike. Putting on...

There is nothing wrong with your bike. Putting on a 21" front will not make you feel in control on tight switchbacks.

Setting your suspension up will not transform your riding either.

If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,418
Posted By Tim_Tom
That is accurate. But the good part is the bike...

That is accurate. But the good part is the bike doesn't have to look like it's half finished.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,418
Posted By Tim_Tom
They are making two models. The ugly chopper...

They are making two models. The ugly chopper thing with a girder front end,and a streetfighter with USD forks.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,174
Posted By Tim_Tom
Ask and you shall receive... It was an...

Ask and you shall receive...

It was an awesome bike, still is but now owned by someone else. :cry

My GS at the Pacific Ocean near Ft. Bragg.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,303
Posted By Tim_Tom
Have you considered a shorter truck? :rofl ...

Have you considered a shorter truck? :rofl

Or just gang three 2x12's together to make a nice extra wide ramp you could ride up on. Not at all ramps need to be skinny little things.
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