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Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 198,441
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
The ultimate goal (and I've heard this from a...

The ultimate goal (and I've heard this from a H.D. manager), is for the Street 500/750 to replace the XL883 as The Mo Co's entry level motorcycle, leaving only the 1200cc version Sportsters...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 226,880
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I agree ... the colors that Yamahog chose for the...

I agree ... the colors that Yamahog chose for the 2015 line-up don't do the Bolt any favors ... that Nike-esque "swoosh" stripe looks too close to the stripe that used to adorn Suzuki Savage tanks...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 226,880
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
In my original comment, by "refined" I meant that...

In my original comment, by "refined" I meant that to me, having ridden a Bolt and the 883/1200 Sportsters, the XV950 felt smoother ... less vibration, more linear power & roll-on, less top-heavy,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,149
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
It's really too bad that Honda's CBR125R isn't...

It's really too bad that Honda's CBR125R isn't available in the U.S. ... 2007-2010 models are as common as dirt here and just as cheap on the used market ... rock reliable and bulletproof ... 95-100...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 226,880
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I've Ridden 883 and 1200 Sportsters and like them...

I've Ridden 883 and 1200 Sportsters and like them ... but after test Riding a Bolt, I'm convinced ... it's definitely a more refined "Sportster" ... Yamahog hit a home run with the Bolt IMHO ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 226,880
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Why is it though that all those dudes riding...

Why is it though that all those dudes riding Bolts in the adverts wear plaid and look like pretentious pains in the arse? <rolleyes>
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,186
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
That is a sweet Tracker treatment of the Street...

That is a sweet Tracker treatment of the Street 500 fer sure!
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,186
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I've also had a couple of Honda VT750s (an '06...

I've also had a couple of Honda VT750s (an '06 Spirit and currently '10 RS) and would definitely choose the RS on looks alone over the Street 750 ... not that the Street isn't a decent looking...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 226,880
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Just bought a 2010 Shadow RS, so I'm hanging on...

Just bought a 2010 Shadow RS, so I'm hanging on to that for a while ... not ruling out a Bolt at some point though ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1,597
Views: 226,880
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Well, this weekend I had a chance to Ride a pal's...

Well, this weekend I had a chance to Ride a pal's Yamahog Bolt R-Spec ... WHAT A BIKE!!! Nicest motorcycle I've ever ridden ... smoooooth! Great looks, sound and power ... but not scary power, nice...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,274
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Nice!!

Nice!!
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,274
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Would love to see that SOA-style fairing on a...

Would love to see that SOA-style fairing on a Phantom!
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,274
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Drooooooool! The Phantom was my preferred choice...

Drooooooool! The Phantom was my preferred choice of motorcycle, but a deal I couldn't pass up came along on the RS I ended up with.

Nice Phantom ya got there!
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,274
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
You're right, the RS unfortunately wasn't/isn't a...

You're right, the RS unfortunately wasn't/isn't a strong sellar (offered only two years in Canada - 2010/11) ... probably for similar reasons why the Kawi W650 wasn't a strong seller back in the day...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,274
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Nice ACE!!! Always loved the look of the 2 into 1...

Nice ACE!!! Always loved the look of the 2 into 1 can on those Bikes!

My pictorial contribution to the topic;

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014/06/16/bikepics-2676256-800.jpg
2010 Honda VT750RS...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,186
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
What a dazzling display of ignorance! Y'know, not...

What a dazzling display of ignorance! Y'know, not everyone was as fortunate as you to have won the genetic lottery as far as height is concerned ...

If taller folks deserve a motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 71,218
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
A neighbor just bought a CTX700N for his missus...

A neighbor just bought a CTX700N for his missus and I overheard him talking to another neighbor who came by to gawk at the Bike ... visiting neighbor asks, "What is it ... a naked Sportbike thing?"...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,445
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
A neighbor just bought a Honda CTX700N for his...

A neighbor just bought a Honda CTX700N for his missus ... the Bike has a low seat height from the factory and a mono shock rear suspension, so the motorcycle could easily be lowered further if req'd...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,241
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Gawd!!! That matte black V7 Stone makes me weak...

Gawd!!! That matte black V7 Stone makes me weak in the knees!!! Droooooooool ...

But since there are no Guzzi's available out here on the Rock, I'll have to be content with my reasonable...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
That is one hellova nice lookin' Bike!

That is one hellova nice lookin' Bike!
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,106
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I have always thought the Radian to be a wickedly...

I have always thought the Radian to be a wickedly cool motorcycle ... very much under-appreciated ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,106
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Installing 1 1/4" riser blocks under the...

Installing 1 1/4" riser blocks under the handlebars of my former '07 ZZ-R250 (Canadian-spec Ninja 250) improved the comfort and ergonomics 100% ... easily one of the most comfortable Bikes I've ever...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,387
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
My friend next door, just this evening brought...

My friend next door, just this evening brought home a brandy new CTX700 for his live-in girlfriend's B-Day ... I'll likely get a chance to give the Bike a wee spin in the next while and I'll be able...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,106
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Of course, my current VT750RS fits the O.P.'s...

Of course, my current VT750RS fits the O.P.'s bill pretty well too!

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014/05/05/bikepics-2665843-full.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,387
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Bolt for me all the way ... and I like and have...

Bolt for me all the way ... and I like and have owned 4 Honda motorcycles over the years (currently a Shadow RS) ... the CTX, while I'm sure a fine Bike is a bit too much DN-01 to please me ... Bolt...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,106
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
The Kawasaki ZZ-R250 I once owned fit all of the...

The Kawasaki ZZ-R250 I once owned fit all of the criteria of the O.P. very nicely ... I really miss that 'lil Bike!

http://p1.bikepics.com/2012/06/12/bikepics-2414627-800.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,992
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Well, last month I managed to sell my '06 Shadow...

Well, last month I managed to sell my '06 Shadow Spirit for what I paid for it a couple of years ago and picked up a 2010 RS for literally only a few hundred more clams ... not bad, not bad at all!
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,620
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
My recently purchased Scooter, which does commute...

My recently purchased Scooter, which does commute duty from time-to-time;

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014/05/05/bikepics-2665843-full.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,149
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I've owned eight different Bikes in the past 12...

I've owned eight different Bikes in the past 12 years ... only one of the eight was a brand new, out of the box motorcycle ... rest have been low-mileage, pre-owned Bikes ... I Ride 'em for a couple...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,149
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Can personally vouch for the soundness of...

Can personally vouch for the soundness of Suzuki's LS650 (Savage/S40), having owned 2 of them over the years ... they weigh less than 50 lbs more than a Rebel and aren't much bigger frame-wise ......
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,149
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
The Virago/V-Star 250, being a Yamaha, is every...

The Virago/V-Star 250, being a Yamaha, is every bit as reliable as the Rebel ... and has a bit more "grunt" too as far as giddy-up goes. The buck-horn style bars on some of the older Yamahogs can...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,149
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I'm only 5"-4" tall with 29 1/2" inseam and I...

I'm only 5"-4" tall with 29 1/2" inseam and I find the Rebel's ergonomics somewhat "cramped", plus the seat is atrocious as far as support goes ... owned an '85 Reb for a season and selling it amd...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Had battery load tested at local Bike Shop this...

Had battery load tested at local Bike Shop this morning ... they're telling me it's "toast" and needs to be replaced ... which indicates that it could likely be the original battery ... it prolly had...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
New Bike & Elect Troubles Already?

Picked up new (to me) 2010 Shadow RS on Friday past, but already I've had a bit of trouble ... was out Riding Sat. morning & stopped at a corner store not far from home and could not get Bike started...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,589
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I'm sure the Shadows do better than 32HP?? ......

I'm sure the Shadows do better than 32HP?? ... Suzuki's LS650 does 28-30HP; I've owned both and even with the extra bulk, the Shadow seems like it has more grunt & top end than the Savage/S40 ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Will do ... as soon as I get 'er ... she's...

Will do ... as soon as I get 'er ... she's currently residing at a Honda dealership in a town 125 mi. away from where I live ... weather's lookin' too cold and/or crappy for foreseeable future to bus...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Goodbye Spirit, Hello Roadster!

Well, last weekend I sold my 2006 VT750DC Honda Shadow Spirit (got an offer I couldn't refuse) and picked up a 2010 VT750RS Honda Shadow Roadster ... kinda had my heart set on the Phantom variant,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,433
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
If you get a chance to Ride the 750, please...

If you get a chance to Ride the 750, please report back!
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,842
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
While not particularly a fan of faired Baggers,...

While not particularly a fan of faired Baggers, the Vaqueo looks decent in black clothes ... those bright-ass colors really take away from the Bike IMHO ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,433
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
As a current VT750DC owner (tentatively sold) and...

As a current VT750DC owner (tentatively sold) and soon-to-be (hopefully!) VT750RS owner, I am very happy that the 750 Street is poised to shake up this market segment ... looooooooooong over due IMHO...
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