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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By Phipsd
I would go with the 850. In air cooled wet sump ...

I would go with the 850. In air cooled wet sump
fours, heat was the killer. All air cooled bikes of that era over heated their oil at times. The fours were worse than most. Of the fours, the larger...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
The FZ 7's and 9's are both awesome bikes with...

The FZ 7's and 9's are both awesome bikes with almost unbeatable performance and handling for the dollar. I'm well over six-four and about 250. I would look like a circus bear on either one of those...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
Hah!!! I wish. My engineer brother has a 800 XC...

Hah!!! I wish. My engineer brother has a 800 XC and I have to say it's the finest handling and performing bike I have ever ridden by far, but it's a bit too pricey for me. The best part is the fluid...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
I'm retired now and my motorcycle budget is...

I'm retired now and my motorcycle budget is limited. If I want to be able to put on the miles, I have to try and make the best use of what I have. I can see where I could put the C90 to good use for...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
Insurance is expensive here. whatever you think...

Insurance is expensive here. whatever you think it should be based on your experience; multiply by 10:( Motorcycles are a toy, if the bike is paid for I don't carry collision, it is simply too...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
Stephen: What you are saying about performance at...

Stephen: What you are saying about performance at speed might be a consideration if I was in the western US, but I'm in Canada. The RCMP are very unhappy that the Minister of Highways went against...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Phipsd
Whatever colour that would be parked in my...

Whatever colour that would be parked in my driveway is the best colour:)
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
Every bike I've ever owned has had a purpose for...

Every bike I've ever owned has had a purpose for which it was suited. For the kind of riding I like to do going much less powerful but not really any lighter, seems like wasted effort.

I bought...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 199,828
Posted By Phipsd
I doubt it; but if you look at the new engines...

I doubt it; but if you look at the new engines next to the V-Rod, the common architecture is obvious. All Harley had to do was adapt existing technology to the cost and performance parameters needed...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
You make good points, but for me the NC would be...

You make good points, but for me the NC would be too much like having my DL1000: only with crappy suspension, brakes and no power. Back in the day I put many miles on bikes, including Honda twins in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 199,828
Posted By Phipsd
It's not a clean sheet design. Not even close....

It's not a clean sheet design. Not even close. They are smaller V-Rod engines.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,827
Posted By Phipsd
Actually we agree more than we disagree. I agree...

Actually we agree more than we disagree. I agree with you on the useful size of bikes and the fact that many riders whether they realize it or not are over biked for what they need to really enjoy...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,419
Posted By Phipsd
I had the same problem with my Citycom. I added a...

I had the same problem with my Citycom. I added a small amount of coolant to my overflow; ignoring the full mark but leaving some room for expansion. Problem solved and no further problem in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,157
Posted By Phipsd
The Versys is a fun bike. I flogged my brother's...

The Versys is a fun bike. I flogged my brother's Versys in the twisties and I loved it. That midrange grunty motor is a hoot.I told my engineer brother that riding his Versys reminded me of my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,437
Posted By Phipsd
Although your Magna is called a cruiser, it is...

Although your Magna is called a cruiser, it is really closer to a high performance standard. Older 80's style cruisers like the VLX or the Intruder 1400's I rode for many years with their raked out...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,437
Posted By Phipsd
Although your Magna is called a cruiser, it is...

Although your Magna is called a cruiser, it is really closer to a high performance standard. Older 80's style cruisers like the VLX or the Intruder 1400's I rode for many years with their raked out...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2,703
Views: 440,498
Posted By Phipsd
One thing to consider. My first Gen Strom 1000...

One thing to consider. My first Gen Strom 1000 took 10,000 miles to really run it's best.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By Phipsd
If I needed to go that fast I would be looking at...

If I needed to go that fast I would be looking at 500 cc for long term durability. Also a small wheel scoot like the 200 is not going to have the high speed stability to be really comfortable on the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 155,707
Posted By Phipsd
I get that riding my Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom as...

I get that riding my Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom as well. I find that most older guys riding HD are cool, likely because they grew up riding Japanese. There are however a minority whose blind stupidity is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 38,259
Posted By Phipsd
Some bikes are so ugly and over the top they are...

Some bikes are so ugly and over the top they are kind of cool. That was true of my 1972 GT 750 WaterBuffalo and of this new Valk. If I had the energy, time and money to do nothing but ride; this...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 23,004
Posted By Phipsd
Burgman 400?

Burgman 400?
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 23,004
Posted By Phipsd
Amen!!!!

Amen!!!!
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,755
Posted By Phipsd
I had good luck with Metzler 880's on my...

I had good luck with Metzler 880's on my cruisers. They give good mileage and they really stick in the rain. Even cruisers need good grip when roads are slippery.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
650 V-Stroms are sold out here locally. There are...

650 V-Stroms are sold out here locally. There are no deals to be had. The new 1000 rides like the 650 only better with vastly better brakes, suspension and torque. These are all things that would...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
The smart thing to do I think would be to trade...

The smart thing to do I think would be to trade in my SYM Citycom 300i to get the CB500X. That is clearly the rational thing to do. The thing is a scooter with 31000 km is considered high mileage,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By Phipsd
If I had questions about repair of your Wolf I...

If I had questions about repair of your Wolf I would get on: www.symform.com

ootscoot on the forum is a dealer and the resident tech guru when it comes to repair. He also does a good business...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,437
Posted By Phipsd
A cruiser easier to handle than a V-Strom and...

A cruiser easier to handle than a V-Strom and more stable? I've put a lot of miles on both and that is just flat wrong. V-Strom's are nicely balanced bikes and easy to steer and balance even when...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,437
Posted By Phipsd
The Spirit would be my choice for touring. Much...

The Spirit would be my choice for touring. Much better cornering than the newer style larger cruisers which are lower. Lighter, better gas mileage than the bigger bikes and by far the most...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,649
Posted By Phipsd
The Black Bomber had a four speed and there was...

The Black Bomber had a four speed and there was an issue with the oil pump on those early models. the 68's and later had a better oil pump as well as the five speed. I think it was 1970 when they got...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,649
Posted By Phipsd
My engineer father put me onto GM points lube and...

My engineer father put me onto GM points lube and a speck of that would make the points last and stay in adjustment about three times longer.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,649
Posted By Phipsd
Oh my!!!! That was the first big bike I ever rode...

Oh my!!!! That was the first big bike I ever rode in 1968 . The only other bike I had ever ridden was my Honda 90 Cub, so I did stall it a couple of times until I got used to the clutch. I later had...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,211
Posted By Phipsd
A modern RZ350.YEAH!!!!! I could go for that,...

A modern RZ350.YEAH!!!!! I could go for that, that is if my knees would let me. One of the most fun rides I ever had was on a Suzuki 250 Hustler on a twisty road. My Honda CB350 was a boat anchor in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,211
Posted By Phipsd
The SYM Citycom 300i is $4900 which is closer to...

The SYM Citycom 300i is $4900 which is closer to the ballpark. Of course the Citycom isn't really 300cc, but then neither is this Honda.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,211
Posted By Phipsd
So that's the thing. I fit on my SYM Citycom. I...

So that's the thing. I fit on my SYM Citycom. I can ride it all day and I enjoy the nimble handling and weather protection. I know I fit on a Honda CB500x also; but this bike, I'm not so sure. Now if...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,211
Posted By Phipsd
300 is a nice size in scooters and in bikes,...

300 is a nice size in scooters and in bikes, enough Zoom to be useful, yet still light and nimble enough to be really fun. This Honda and my Citycom would make a nice pair:) They should have called...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
Yes that makes the most sense except my landlord...

Yes that makes the most sense except my landlord is unhappy about my having three bikes now. Four is not an option.

The problem is that I dumped my cruiser on an oily wet road and I can't give...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,755
Posted By Phipsd
To be fair, the steering on the Big Twins I have...

To be fair, the steering on the Big Twins I have ridden is far more nimble than my Suzuki C90 Bagger which is a bike of similar weight. But there still is a limitation in ground clearance which can...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,755
Posted By Phipsd
I know I've sworn off big cruisers because of...

I know I've sworn off big cruisers because of their handling limitations in the mountains, but I have to say I think those early Fat Bob's are the coolest looking Harley's ever. It's a good thing I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Phipsd
Which to buy? Suzuki vs Honda

I've had my V-Strom 1000 for 12 years and I'm actually enjoying it more now than I ever have. they recently raised the speed limits here on some divided highways to 110 or 120 kph.

My problem is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,992
Posted By Phipsd
What it comes down to is will a certain bike do...

What it comes down to is will a certain bike do the job for you and make you happy? I've had my share of big cruisers and I've ridden Harley's and the truth is functionally as motorcycles they are...
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