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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,310
Posted By David Shapiro
I've started the search for a really lightweight...

I've started the search for a really lightweight full-face helmet. Last year I rode with a Bell Star carbon which was very good, but not completely comfortable for my pumpkin head. I tried a Nexx...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,310
Posted By David Shapiro
Full-face vs. Open-face helmets

Any thoughts on the matter. I've always gone full. but after neck surgery the helmet is too heavy. I've been eyeing the upcoming Schuberth M1 open face, but I confess that I still have my doubts as...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-16-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 201,157
Posted By David Shapiro
Just saw and sat on one at the Chicago show. All...

Just saw and sat on one at the Chicago show. All I have to say is WOW! A friend and I plan to go on a field trip to the dealer this spring to actually try one out.

David
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4,341
Views: 516,926
Posted By David Shapiro
I was hoping that they'd be exhibiting at the...

I was hoping that they'd be exhibiting at the Chicago show. Unfortunately, they wren't there. I really wanted to see one in the flesh.
David
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By David Shapiro
Dainese Street DAir

Anybody have this? Anybody intrigued? If it's available,
I would retrofit this to my bike.
David
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,341
Views: 516,926
Posted By David Shapiro
I for one would love to see Motus succeed with...

I for one would love to see Motus succeed with their company and their bikes. Can't wait to see one in the flesh and try it on for size.
David
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,965
Posted By David Shapiro
+1 for everybody's answer. I think that you're...

+1 for everybody's answer. I think that you're all correct. Some people have problems and others don't. Changing the ergos to more upright and moving the legs around can help a lot. Eventually, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By David Shapiro
Agree with a lighter helmet. I had 2 neck...

Agree with a lighter helmet. I had 2 neck surgeries a year ago and just started riding again. Went with favorite, a Shoei Neotec which is relatively heavy. My neck was killing me. Changed to a much...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By David Shapiro
Lightest modular helmet

I had a neck fusion about a year ago. I just started riding again. After about 2 hours, my neck is killing me. I had just bought a Shoei Neotec which fits very well and is quiet. However, it really...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,819
Views: 273,189
Posted By David Shapiro
It's complicated. I had a Ducati Diavel which is...

It's complicated. I had a Ducati Diavel which is a great around town bike, but a lousy tourer. I bought a new K1600GT last year and sold it in 3 weeks, when I found out that I needed urgent neck...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,819
Views: 273,189
Posted By David Shapiro
http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad291/deshapiro...

http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad291/deshapiro/PickupDay2014.jpg

Just picked up my new baby. Can't wait to get started.

David
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By David Shapiro
Thanks all. I'm really looking forward to riding...

Thanks all. I'm really looking forward to riding season this year.
David
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By David Shapiro
Redid the links. David

Redid the links.

David
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By David Shapiro
Back in the saddle again!

I had to sell my unridden BMW K1600GT due to impending neck surgery. That was just under one year ago. Friday, I put a deposit on this beauty.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 235,728
Posted By David Shapiro
Went to my local dealer to look at the 2014 K1600...

Went to my local dealer to look at the 2014 K1600 sport. I asked him how the new RT's were doing. He said every one of his allocation was presold. They are very good looking bikes.
David
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 192,995
Posted By David Shapiro
New Diavel announced!

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/618/18049/Motorcycle-Article/2015-Ducati-Diavel-First-Look.aspx.


Looks like a moderate update to the suspension and engine. Wonder if it will be more comfortable on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 67,595
Posted By David Shapiro
I bit the bullet yesterday and put a (refundable)...

I bit the bullet yesterday and put a (refundable) deposit down. This will be pending a test ride, but it pushes a lot of my buttons. Come on spring!
David
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 67,595
Posted By David Shapiro
I saw the Valkyrie in the flesh yesterday at the...

I saw the Valkyrie in the flesh yesterday at the Chicago show. First impression, it is WIDE and massive. It has tremendous presence. Did I say that it's wide? The pictures don't do the color justice....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,256
Posted By David Shapiro
The fact is that I don't really speed, much. As...

The fact is that I don't really speed, much. As I've aged, I'm far from the fastest guy on the road, car or bike. That being said, there are still times that I would like some warning, Thanatos'...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 503,787
Posted By David Shapiro
Geez! I spend months looking for my new K1600GT,...

Geez! I spend months looking for my new K1600GT, and all that anticipation and planning goes out the window when I see pics of the GSA in blue.

David
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,274
Posted By David Shapiro
Is that a cruiser or a crusher. How does it...

Is that a cruiser or a crusher. How does it handle?
David
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,256
Posted By David Shapiro
These are all intriguing. $1200 for an escort or...

These are all intriguing. $1200 for an escort or the Bel :eek1 seems like a lot of money. The 8500 ci regular or plus seems like the sweet spot. Did you guys install them yourselves?

Thanks,
David
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,256
Posted By David Shapiro
Are there any stealth radar detectors?

Any stealth radar detectors? There used to be a Valentine one that was wired into a rearview mirror. It's not so much the steath as I don't want my handlebars to look like an electronics store.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 67,595
Posted By David Shapiro
My thoughts as well. Davld

My thoughts as well.
Davld
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,274
Posted By David Shapiro
Just looked at a night rod. Great looking bike,...

Just looked at a night rod. Great looking bike, except for the forward controls. The place also had a Rocket touring. I wish it wasn't so heavy. I'm really looking forward to the new Honda Valkyrie,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,259
Posted By David Shapiro
Can you elaborate?

Can you elaborate?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,259
Posted By David Shapiro
Add on cruise control?

Anybody ever used this equipment? I'm asking since I'm very interested in at least 2 bikes that don't offer it, the new Honda Valkyrie and a Ducati Multistrada. Please don't chime in about the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,560,992
Posted By David Shapiro
I want it, too. Can't have it. David

I want it, too. Can't have it.
David
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,274
Posted By David Shapiro
So is the new California 1400. David

So is the new California 1400.
David
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,274
Posted By David Shapiro
The ZX-14 is certainly intriguing. I'm a little...

The ZX-14 is certainly intriguing. I'm a little concerned about how much forward lean is necessary. My 57 year old back can't take much. I plan to try out a lot of bikes this spring til I find one...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,274
Posted By David Shapiro
Thought about it. A new version is due to be...

Thought about it. A new version is due to be announced early this year, for the spring. If the Strada seat, bars and bags are available, it remains a possibility.
David
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,274
Posted By David Shapiro
Muscle Cruisers

This is a group of bikes that I really like. I had a Diavel which is a great day ride bike. It leaves something to be desired if some touring is in the future.
Since I can only have one bike, for...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 64,334
Posted By David Shapiro
Our local dealer has it discounted down to...

Our local dealer has it discounted down to $17,000. I'm going to wait for the Valkyrie as well.
David
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,464
Posted By David Shapiro
First of all, you can't compare the experiences...

First of all, you can't compare the experiences of a cervical and lumbar fusion. Strictly from a postoperative standpoint, it is far easier to get over cervical surgery. I speak from a unique...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,567
Posted By David Shapiro
My concern is that the two bikes I was looking...

My concern is that the two bikes I was looking at, a Ducati Multistrada and
BMW K1600GT, seem to beg for an extended warranty. I've narrowed my search to the BMW, and since I prefer to buy used,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,567
Posted By David Shapiro
Extended Warranties- are they worth it?

Ordinarily I consider them to be a waste of money. But certain bikes, particularly those with increasingly complicated electronics, make me nervous.
What do you guys think?

David
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 28,322
Posted By David Shapiro
Excellent dealer in Illinois, Motorcycle Center...

Excellent dealer in Illinois, Motorcycle Center in Villa Park.
David
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,965
Posted By David Shapiro
FYI, there was a titled K1300R offered on Ebay a...

FYI, there was a titled K1300R offered on Ebay a few weeks ago. The seller wanted $20,000. Most anyone bid was around $10,000.
David
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 97,913
Posted By David Shapiro
Just went to the dealer yesterday, Rose farm...

Just went to the dealer yesterday, Rose farm Classics in Illinois. What a stunning bike! Much better looking in person than pictures. I was expecting a Road King look, but it was closer to my old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By David Shapiro
Also very good advice. I never take anything...

Also very good advice. I never take anything personally, it's just business.
Luckily, cash is king. I'll eventually find what I want at a price I can live with.
As long as I'm not in a hurry, it...
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