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Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,865
Posted By seat_boy
How about an Sv650 or 1000? Might have to search...

How about an Sv650 or 1000? Might have to search for a while to find the naked 1000, though.
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,160
Posted By seat_boy
I'm going to second the vote for a used Triumph....

I'm going to second the vote for a used Triumph. Very nice, reliable, capable bikes, with about the resale value of used Kleenex. Great for used bike buyers, not so good to buy new.
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By seat_boy
I had (and just sold) a DR650. Yes, it can...

I had (and just sold) a DR650. Yes, it can legally go on the highway, but it's not a great highway bike by any means. Too tall, too light, too stretched out at highway speeds. I've also had an F650,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By seat_boy
Why do all these cruisers put on spoked wheels?...

Why do all these cruisers put on spoked wheels? Are you supposed to carry a floor jack around in case you get a flat? Tubes stink, plus the spokes are harder to clean. Nice looking bikes, though.
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 363,164
Posted By seat_boy
I'll play too

Too old to have pictures:

1. Honda Z50 - 3rd grade. My parents eventually traded it for some auto repair work when I was in high school

2. 1980 Suzuki GS550 - $300, 36,000 miles, and it came...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By seat_boy
Getting OT, but what do you use to clean your air...

Getting OT, but what do you use to clean your air filter? The manual says a low flash point solvent, but the guys at the hardware store had no idea what that would actually be.

Thanks,

Eric
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2007, 05:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By seat_boy
If you're already thinking about trading it in,...

If you're already thinking about trading it in, it's clearly not the perfect bike for you.

I was a bit of the same way. I bought a used wee, and it was nice, but I never really bonded with it. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,992
Posted By seat_boy
Just to clarify, it's not a "factory claim."...

Just to clarify, it's not a "factory claim." Automakers can only report the MPG figures that result from the federal gov't tests. This is a law, and it was originally instituted to prevent false high...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By seat_boy
If anyone in Central Ohio is looking for a...

If anyone in Central Ohio is looking for a Nighthawk for sale, here's a nice '86 in the covetted red/blue/white colors:

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/312389023.html

I checked it out...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 961,494
Posted By seat_boy
For all of you CB700SC riders out there, what...

For all of you CB700SC riders out there, what kind of tank range are you getting? I had one several years ago, and I remember the light (? or fuel gauge showing "E") at about 90 miles. That was...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,990
Posted By seat_boy
I've had both, and now I have the Strom. It's a...

I've had both, and now I have the Strom. It's a much better road bike than the Dakar, and good enough for the gravel roads I might hit. My biggest complaint about the Dakar was the quality:...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2007, 06:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,939
Posted By seat_boy
For years, I wanted an SV650, ever since they...

For years, I wanted an SV650, ever since they came out, but I thought I was too big for it (I'm 6'3"). I finally said screw it, and bought an '04 naked. You know what? I was too big for it. It felt...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2006, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,955
Posted By seat_boy
Sprint RS

I had a Sprint RS. After I crashed (off road...) I took off the plastic. With a riser bar conversion kit, it made for a nice blend of RS practicality (big gas tank, 50 mpg, center stand) with S3...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,697
Posted By seat_boy
thanks

I also just saw this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126110

I'm going to pull out the liner and take a look, but I'm thinking it may be time for a new helmet.

Eric
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,697
Posted By seat_boy
what to do with a dropped helmet?

Oops... today I knocked my Arai off my workbench (39" height). It did a nice bounce off the garage floor, hitting on the crown of the helmet.

I've read some articles that said you should trash a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2006, 05:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,364
Posted By seat_boy
Couple of thoughts here: If insurance is a...

Couple of thoughts here:

If insurance is a big consideration, check on the SV first. They often get higher rates, due to the many young riders that buy them and crash them. OTOH, Triumphs are...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,903
Posted By seat_boy
I think this is the best looking cruiser made....

I think this is the best looking cruiser made. The sportbike pipe is part of it--don't toss it for some generic cruiser thing.

Eric
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2005, 06:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,532
Posted By seat_boy
TA vs. V strom

I have some experience with both of these bikes:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/seat_boy/twinsfrR.jpg

Although I just picked the Strom this fall, so don't have a whole lot of experience...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2005, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By seat_boy
020

I expect he's referring to Bridgestone BT-020 tires. They're sport touring street tires. NIce tires, but maybe not the answer to your questions.

It's funny to hear about folks increasing the...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2005, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By seat_boy
meet the twins!

Just picked up my new (to me) ride today, an '04 Wee Strom:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/seat_boy/twinsfrR.jpg

Unsurprisingly, it feels a lot like my Transalp but 15 years newer:...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2005, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,931
Posted By seat_boy
My understanding from reading various British...

My understanding from reading various British bike mags is that the 650 engine just allowed the power output to keep up with the emissions stuff--it's no more powerful than the carbed 600.

Eric
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2005, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By seat_boy
TA suspension

You got it right: long screwdriver and hammer, and some patience. I think I did it from the left side. I'm not sure.

Eric
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-03-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 69,928
Views: 5,678,310
Posted By seat_boy
Rock Bottom Ride

Here's the only picture I took:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y105/seat_boy/bestbadroads.jpg

You can't expect a GREAT turnout when you have an adventure ride based out of central Ohio. I was...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-03-2005, 05:35 PM
Replies: 69,928
Views: 5,678,310
Posted By seat_boy
I was there as well. They had put together a...

I was there as well. They had put together a great route. I thought I had done a pretty good job of finding dirt roads, after poring over my Ohio gazetter, but virtually everything they had us on was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,017
Posted By seat_boy
Tell me about it. I work for Honda, I can get...

Tell me about it. I work for Honda, I can get bikes and parts at a discount, and here I am riding the only bike they made for me in the US--and it's 15 years old! There's nothing in their current...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By seat_boy
I think the switchgear and brakes are Japanese....

I think the switchgear and brakes are Japanese. The engine is British, not sure about the frame and wheels. The suspension may be Japanese as well.

Anyhoo, I've had a '96 Sprint and an '00 RS. The...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2005, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 332,611
Posted By seat_boy
my test ride

I finally got a chance to test ride the Ulysses today. Just a short ride (<10 miles), but better than you get from any Japanese dealer...

Here's what I think:

+ I love the looks and finish,...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2005, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By seat_boy
Boy, whenever I feel sorry for myself about being...

Boy, whenever I feel sorry for myself about being stuck in the flatlands here, it's good to know that someone has it worse off (that'd be Findlay).

Eric
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2005, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Poll: Cb400
Views: 2,275
Posted By seat_boy
With those clubman bars, it's clear this bike was...

With those clubman bars, it's clear this bike was meant to be a cafe racer. It's just a single seat and some rear sets away.
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By seat_boy
I got a super duper deal on mine, only $1900 for...

I got a super duper deal on mine, only $1900 for the rare red. It had about 12k on it at the time. It was just in fair shape, but it runs fine and has given me 10,000 miles of trouble free* service....
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2005, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By seat_boy
I prefer the nakeds and I like to have a...

I prefer the nakeds and I like to have a centerstand, so I'm looking seriously at a 650. But it's a nice range of bikes.

Eric
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2005, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By seat_boy
ebay also

I agree with swampman. KBB and the like seem to have no accuracy for motorcycles, undervaluing some and overvaluing others by a good bit. Ebay completed auctions is what someone actually paid for a...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2005, 05:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,354
Posted By seat_boy
AD Farrows in Columbus called and said they are...

AD Farrows in Columbus called and said they are supposed to be getting a demo in sometime this week. They also may be adding it to their rental fleet.

Eric
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By seat_boy
It'll do it, but it wouldn't be my first choice...

It'll do it, but it wouldn't be my first choice for this sort of riding. My TA is much happier at an indicated 65 or less. More than that, the buffeting from the windscreen hits, the engine doesn't...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 137,216
Posted By seat_boy
I'll say this whole Ulysses thing has got me...

I'll say this whole Ulysses thing has got me looking at Buells overall as well. Your CityX looks sharp, I like these a lot. I just wish I could find one local to test.

I stopped at my local HD...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 50,199
Posted By seat_boy
I was at my local Barnes and Noble on Sunday and...

I was at my local Barnes and Noble on Sunday and they already had the relevant Cycle World issue on display. I didn't buy it as I'm waiting for my issue to arrive in the mail. Anyway, lots of good...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2005, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By seat_boy
Huh? Isn't the SV 4.2 gallons and the Strom 5.8?

Huh? Isn't the SV 4.2 gallons and the Strom 5.8?
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2005, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17,284
Views: 5,110,915
Posted By seat_boy
my new pipe

I'm finally getting around to putting up a pic of my new Laser pipe. I ordered it through advrider jeff@thequadshop, the price seemed pretty reasonable (although it's not like there's a lot of...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17,284
Views: 5,110,915
Posted By seat_boy
mixing tires?

Whilst we're on the subject of tires, my old B'stone TW rear tire was worn, so I bought an Anakee to replace it. Only after it arrived did I realize it was a radial tire. Will it cause untold chaos...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2005, 07:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,650
Posted By seat_boy
strom

A couple of things to think about:

- the Strom is ugly, but the Tiger is hideous!

- Dont' drop the Tiger on its left side:

http://www.dm.net/~bahwolf/moab2005/moab2005-7.htm

An excerpt:
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