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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By High_Side
Great write up buddy ( can't get used to...

Great write up buddy ( can't get used to cgyrider). Remind me to ride in front of you with those " loud pipes"!
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 533,174
Posted By High_Side
Wow - great honest and sincere write up. I wish...

Wow - great honest and sincere write up. I wish that magazines were that detailed and frank about the bikes that they test. Well done.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 36,759
Posted By High_Side
Mine came with Bridgestones and the single...

Mine came with Bridgestones and the single biggest improvement I made to the bike was switching to Pilot Roads. I've never had a bike that would wear out a front tire faster than a rear until I got...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Poll: VFR1200 Poll
Views: 2,447
Posted By High_Side
I owned one from 2014 to this year and this was...

I owned one from 2014 to this year and this was my biggest concern going in. The first tank had horrific range and then just about everyone after that up to about 10000km got better. Beyond that I...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6,153
Views: 1,265,051
Posted By High_Side
I picked up a nice '10 Multi about 6 weeks ago...

I picked up a nice '10 Multi about 6 weeks ago with only 1000 km on the clock. I love the bike, and it is much more fun and capable than the VFR 1200 that I replaced with it.

Some of the love...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By High_Side
As a guy who f'd up and nearly killed himself...

As a guy who f'd up and nearly killed himself with luggage hitting the back wheel I think you are justified in being a touch paranoid. I'm not sure why you consider the dry bag to be "doing this...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 42,494
Posted By High_Side
Agreed - and like the original Silverwing I would...

Agreed - and like the original Silverwing I would like to see what a naked version of this bike would look like. Not a Harley clone, but distinctly Honda. With that engine and those pipes it could...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By High_Side
Bought a '90 D-model brand new. They all do...

Bought a '90 D-model brand new. They all do that. It was a great bike - much better than the '93 E-model that I replaced it with. This one looks to be in amazing shape.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 75,825
Posted By High_Side
You found the 'duke hard on the knees and the...

You found the 'duke hard on the knees and the hyper not to be? That surprises me as my 'duke is like a comfy couch compared to any Hypers that I have sat on. How do you find the change otherwise?
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 362,433
Posted By High_Side
In l / per good times I haven't had any better.

In l / per good times I haven't had any better.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 362,433
Posted By High_Side
300km out of my 18l in a Superduke. Not bad IMO

300km out of my 18l in a Superduke. Not bad IMO
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-14-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7,974
Views: 7,477,491
Posted By High_Side
Outside the Delta! Didn't notice you were from...

Outside the Delta! Didn't notice you were from Calgary until there...

The kid looks like trouble
Forum: Americas 09-03-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By High_Side
Much appreciated - both the advice and the offer....

Much appreciated - both the advice and the offer.

Cheers,

High_Side
Forum: Americas 08-26-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By High_Side
Thanks for the info. Yep, it will be motels for...

Thanks for the info. Yep, it will be motels for me, preferably with a hot-tub and a pub nearby. Not so much ADV, but the way I'm gonna role for this trip. :).
Forum: Americas 08-25-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By High_Side
Calgary to Colorado early September?

So I have 8 days in early September to take a run to Colorado and am looking for a few suggestions on what to see. Taking the quickest (most boring) route it will take me four days of travel,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 58,697
Posted By High_Side
18..17 litres from dry to filled to the brim in...

18..17 litres from dry to filled to the brim in case anyone is wondering (2010 model):huh
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 58,697
Posted By High_Side
The bike comes with a brutal restrictor in the...

The bike comes with a brutal restrictor in the first two gears below 6K RPM. Bazazz sells a $70 part you plug in to make the bike think it is in 3rd gear when it is in first and second. It...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,008
Posted By High_Side
Small world - I also have a VFR1200. It wasn't...

Small world - I also have a VFR1200. It wasn't without it's issues when I got it but I have to say that I am satisfied with it now. As for the GT1000 - there were a few reasons that I hated owning...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,008
Posted By High_Side
There's an art in riding a low-powered well...

There's an art in riding a low-powered well balanced bike quickly. The original poster commented that he was interested in an older air cooled duck which is really a completely different deal than a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,008
Posted By High_Side
S2R800 Great balance and I prefer the 800cc lump...

S2R800 Great balance and I prefer the 800cc lump over the 1000. Wish that we didn't sell ours.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-27-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 273,494
Posted By High_Side
Another Honda, same corner, about 16 years...

Another Honda, same corner, about 16 years later:D

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/High_Side/074-4.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 36,759
Posted By High_Side
Great write up. As an owner of an older VFR I...

Great write up. As an owner of an older VFR I sat on the fence for a long time too with this one. The styling and the price were my big concerns, but then the deals started coming on ebay. I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 37,870
Posted By High_Side
If it's a 696: the seat. Horrible piece of...

If it's a 696: the seat. Horrible piece of slanted garbage. Budget for an excellent aftermarket Sargent seat and you're good. Unless you wanna make it run properly....

The best one out of the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 52,810
Posted By High_Side
My 990 Superduke is the most fun that I have ever...

My 990 Superduke is the most fun that I have ever had on a motorcycle, and this one looks like it could be better. It might just be the only thing that convinces me to trade in my ride!
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,300
Posted By High_Side
I've had many, but this is still my fav. ...

I've had many, but this is still my fav.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/High_Side/027-1-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,805
Posted By High_Side
An easy 280 km range on my 2007 SD is achievable...

An easy 280 km range on my 2007 SD is achievable when riding with my slower Harley buddies (less when I'm with my other riding buddies:evil). Having rode a few S3s, which I thought were great bikes,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,826
Posted By High_Side
Thanks - that's great info - exactly what I...

Thanks - that's great info - exactly what I needed!

Cheers,

High-Side
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,826
Posted By High_Side
Thanks for the reply. I did notice that there is...

Thanks for the reply. I did notice that there is an accessory low seat available that may help a bit. As for the lowering kits - we've been there, done that and ripped the exhaust system off a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,826
Posted By High_Side
Any short riders out there on a GT? I was...

Any short riders out there on a GT? I was thinking of one for my wife - but @ 5'3 I'm not sure the low seat option would be enough!
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 25,635
Posted By High_Side
I did (but for a $9700 demo). I debated long and...

I did (but for a $9700 demo). I debated long and hard and would definitely not have bought one for the price they were asking - especially here in Canada. After a few months and 7000km here is what...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,981
Posted By High_Side
I would pick up a low mileage 05-07 S2R800. We...

I would pick up a low mileage 05-07 S2R800. We had one and it was such a better bike in every way than the 696 that we replaced it with (other than being taller which was ultimately why the wife...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,196
Posted By High_Side
The throttle is snatchy but you can get used to...

The throttle is snatchy but you can get used to it. I've hit 260 km out of a tank when taking it relatively easy (not an easy thing to do). How much more do you need from a hooligan bike??? The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,196
Posted By High_Side
None. I have had no issues with mine over the...

None. I have had no issues with mine over the past few years and it still puts a grin on my face every time I ride it. Even on the way home from demoing a Streetfighter, the Superduke just kicks...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 58,697
Posted By High_Side
So that's just what I did> Can't wait for...

So that's just what I did> Can't wait for spring!
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/High_Side/017-3-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 58,697
Posted By High_Side
Thanks fellas - actually I haven't picked it up,...

Thanks fellas - actually I haven't picked it up, just sealed the deal with a deposit south of the border. I'm heading to pick it up in 10 days!
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 58,697
Posted By High_Side
Well - after all of the bad press I officially...

Well - after all of the bad press I officially picked up a demo with next to no miles for $9700. Awesome deal and an awesome bike. It just doesn't happen to look like every other bike and "only"...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 533,174
Posted By High_Side
I've just bought a "demo" '10 model 1200, and...

I've just bought a "demo" '10 model 1200, and reluctantly have to sell my mint '96 Silver VFR as per my wifes instructions. If anyone wants a super-mint '96 in the Calgary area - drop me a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 182,017
Posted By High_Side
As a Superduke owner I am curious as to why you...

As a Superduke owner I am curious as to why you want to switch to the SM-R? The bikes seem quite similar, but I would be interested to hear why....

High_Side

PS - The only bike that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 58,697
Posted By High_Side
After reading this post I found it hilarious that...

After reading this post I found it hilarious that you start off by pointing out that "emotions are carrying the other guy":rofl
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 58,697
Posted By High_Side
I'm loving every minute of the haters hating on...

I'm loving every minute of the haters hating on the VFR. The biggest downside that I see to the bike was the price. Now you can get one for less than a Ninja 1000. Thanks Haters! I wasn't sure...
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