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Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,299
Posted By Rhino-1
That's a subjective statement... It isn't all...

That's a subjective statement... It isn't all about "snob factor"--Ducati actually makes bikes that go, turn, and stop pretty good... Some buy on pure "sensibility," but I suspect these are in the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,410
Posted By Rhino-1
Old Dog, the problem, for companies like Bimota,...

Old Dog, the problem, for companies like Bimota, is that enough people have to feel the same and buy their bikes. Apparently, they don't. I love Bim's, inasmuch as they represent a great segment of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 36,129
Views: 9,408,924
Posted By Rhino-1
I'm pretty sure Rossi did it first... :D

I'm pretty sure Rossi did it first... :D
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,945
Posted By Rhino-1
Great find! You're going to love it! The hot...

Great find! You're going to love it! The hot ticket, short of the Yosh-sourced Kayaba front end, was to mount a CBR600 F3 front wheel (17"). They handle great and have tons of character!!
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 27,253
Posted By Rhino-1
Uh, They didn't stop, and make some very good...

Uh, They didn't stop, and make some very good cruisers now...

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/110112top-i.jpg :D

And the Spaghetti Westerns are my very favorite......
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By Rhino-1
And therein lies the key, methinks: I thoroughly...

And therein lies the key, methinks: I thoroughly enjoyed my '06 GSXR1k with the stock exhaust. The system was so well designed that aftermarket exhausts, if not properly designed, and coupled with...
Forum: Face plant 02-21-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,254
Posted By Rhino-1
Pulling that statement out of context and calling...

Pulling that statement out of context and calling me or my words ignorant doesn't change your message or discount my response. To call someone irresponsible for riding a motorcycle when they are a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By Rhino-1
I've had an 05 ZX10R, and a slew of GSXR 1000's,...

I've had an 05 ZX10R, and a slew of GSXR 1000's, from 2005 - 2008 (just mentioning my bikes that were relevant) . The one underlying experience I have with them is that they can be whatever you...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,126
Posted By Rhino-1
Go for it. Sounds like it makes sense...

Go for it. Sounds like it makes sense financially, and the redesign is a good one. By all accounts, the new venting is great, and there is some buffeting for some with the stock windshield. ...
Forum: Face plant 02-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,254
Posted By Rhino-1
Mike, without getting personal, I would say your...

Mike, without getting personal, I would say your response was out of line. And simply out of place--especially on a motorcycling forum. Riding a motorcycle is not the same as running recklessly...
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,254
Posted By Rhino-1
Huh? :huh What an asinine comment... When...

Huh? :huh What an asinine comment...

When your time is up, your time is up--but to try to tell someone that they are irresponsible because they are enjoying their life is judgmental at best.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 269,830
Posted By Rhino-1
Vix, you gotta' do it. That is one gorgeous...

Vix, you gotta' do it. That is one gorgeous bike! You can hear it now, that vtwin rumbling beneath you as you carve the perfect corner and the Monterey Bay comes into view... :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,623
Posted By Rhino-1
Just picked up a carbon Nexx XR2, in XL. I am...

Just picked up a carbon Nexx XR2, in XL. I am definitely an XL in Arai and Shoei. This fits fine, with the exception of the rear roll just below the base of my skull--it had to break in a bit. Too,...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,391
Posted By Rhino-1
In before the thread move... :D If you have...

In before the thread move... :D

If you have to ask.... :huh
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 61,425
Posted By Rhino-1
That's funny... there was a guy in the mid 80's...

That's funny... there was a guy in the mid 80's that would spank my butt on Mulholland on one of those (me on my GPz550, then 600R Ninja)--along with many other "racer" butts... I was 15 - 16 at...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 254,837
Posted By Rhino-1
:eek1 :clap

:eek1
:clap
Forum: Face plant 01-26-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,390
Posted By Rhino-1
This. Stopping (in a controlled fashion...) is,...

This. Stopping (in a controlled fashion...) is, ultimately, far more important than going. ..:D
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,561,090
Posted By Rhino-1
A new one just wouldn't be the same... If you...

A new one just wouldn't be the same... If you look closely, you'll see that the components used are newer-bike take offs and available at bargain prices on fleabay... The trick would be to find a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 254,837
Posted By Rhino-1
new to me V11 Rosso Corsa

Picking up my new-to-me Rosso Corsa (from a fellow inmate):

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a141/Erwin8r/Motorcycle/byeByeGuzzi-M_zpsuzvjmzjb.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,561,090
Posted By Rhino-1
One of these... ...

One of these...

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200911/suzuki-katana-1100-b-3_1024x0w.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,561,090
Posted By Rhino-1
Wicked Doesn't have to be naked. ... ...

Doesn't have to be naked. ...

http://thekneeslider.com/images/2011/05/moto-guzzi-v7-cafe-sport-3.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,785
Posted By Rhino-1
Wicked That's just it--I love bikes and riding. They're...

That's just it--I love bikes and riding. They're not just tools to me. The fact that an otherwise non-enthusiast would comment on how beautiful a bike is speaks to the aesthetic beauty of it--and how...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,785
Posted By Rhino-1
You owe yourself at least a test ride. Something...

You owe yourself at least a test ride. Something that is pleasing to your eyes. The riding for respect thing seems ludicrous to me, but what do I know? I own/have owned Italian, German,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,539
Posted By Rhino-1
Oh brother... :nah

Oh brother... :nah
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,539
Posted By Rhino-1
Ditto! If you ride that Buell, you will be...

Ditto! If you ride that Buell, you will be converted. It singlehandedly addresses ALL if your issues as mentioned... The bikes are Bad-A*s, and Fooking Fun!

With respect to the "boat anchor"...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,775
Posted By Rhino-1
I have an ' 11 R1. Lovely sound, lovely...

I have an ' 11 R1. Lovely sound, lovely bike--but my ' 06 GSXR1000 would have killed it. Lighter, more powerful, and it felt "nimbler." They can be had for right around 5000 now. That leaves a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,427
Posted By Rhino-1
Sounds like a great bike. I'm thrilled to see...

Sounds like a great bike. I'm thrilled to see bikes like this developed and released--especially at this price point. I understand why the manufacturers would want to keep the price point low by...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By Rhino-1
Canyons are my favorite boot, bar none, and are...

Canyons are my favorite boot, bar none, and are what I wear on the daily commute--on the street. They are better than a touring boot in terms of protection, but only just. For true dual-use, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,019
Posted By Rhino-1
True adventure, right there. That's the kind of...

True adventure, right there. That's the kind of stuff you'll remember as you get older (and with deeper pockets...). That first, simple bike, with the wind in your face and a destination unknown...
Forum: Face plant 01-24-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,092
Posted By Rhino-1
Dr. Hurt would be extremely pleased. Good ninja...

Dr. Hurt would be extremely pleased. Good ninja moves over the SUV--and thank goodness you went up and over instead of straight in. Do you remember a conscious effort to stand and attempt to clear...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,248
Posted By Rhino-1
^^Picking this up tonight... :D Can't wait to...

^^Picking this up tonight... :D Can't wait to tear into it...

Meeners, that M4 looks great. Any new mods?
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,432
Posted By Rhino-1
Don't know about their ADV boots, but their MX...

Don't know about their ADV boots, but their MX boots are generously sized...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,493
Posted By Rhino-1
Only complaint I had about my VTX1800 was the...

Only complaint I had about my VTX1800 was the piss-poor range. Something like 25mpg made for flashing light (and embarrassing stalls) at or near the 90 mile mark. And I used the bike as a commuter....
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,196
Posted By Rhino-1
Or put a Speigler conversion on a Daytona? Far...

Or put a Speigler conversion on a Daytona? Far cleaner/less messy conversion. The tail-up look is mostly just that-- seats may or may not be as inclined as they look (yes, some supersports are nut...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 94,112
Posted By Rhino-1
Sweet!! Here's mine on Glendora Mountain...

Sweet!!

Here's mine on Glendora Mountain Road (before the recent fires... :) )

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a141/Erwin8r/BA8FD9AB-BE4C-4452-A982-553B641E8662-1058-000000C420104A66.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,628
Posted By Rhino-1
Wow! Good stuff!

Wow! Good stuff!
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 94,112
Posted By Rhino-1
Yet another wow. And I'll add an OMG! :clap

Yet another wow. And I'll add an OMG! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 94,112
Posted By Rhino-1
That does sound like a great combination--but the...

That does sound like a great combination--but the V7 has an excellent niche place in the market (and my heart...) too.

Here's my new-to-me '03 V11 Sport (on Glendora Mountain Road):
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-17-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,894
Posted By Rhino-1
+1 Sheer awesomeness.

+1

Sheer awesomeness.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-17-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,680
Posted By Rhino-1
I think it's cool! Throw an RM front end on...

I think it's cool! Throw an RM front end on there, fab up a skid plate, and it would be a killer Maxi-Trail! lol!
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