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Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,174
Posted By Süsser Tod
That part is interesting and I think is the key...

That part is interesting and I think is the key point why scooters are not selling...

1. Motorcycles are not seen as a viable means of transportation in the USA. Face it, Americans think of...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,174
Posted By Süsser Tod
And why don't you just buy the NC700X? They are...

And why don't you just buy the NC700X? They are the same freaking thing, the scooter version is only LESS versatile as it loses the fake tank, that is the built in storage and gains nothing because...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 515,136
Posted By Süsser Tod
It is an outdated bike before it is released?...

It is an outdated bike before it is released? It's specs were fine 6 years ago, but today? :rofl

Their competitors have raised the bar while they can't get the bike federalized. Do you think they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,134
Posted By Süsser Tod
I rest my case. In my industry something similar...

I rest my case. In my industry something similar happens, you can either play in the "state of the art" field, which costs a lot of money, but gets you an advantage when it comes to time to market,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,134
Posted By Süsser Tod
It's not so much the revenue (dollars sold), it's...

It's not so much the revenue (dollars sold), it's the profit. How much money do you think Honda spends in R&D for those 125cc bikies? Not much, if any at all! CG125/CB125 based designs, designs that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By Süsser Tod
My CBR had NO toolkit, Honda made it an option on...

My CBR had NO toolkit, Honda made it an option on 07+ bikes. I don't really care for toolkits, there is not much that you can fix on a modern bike in the middle of nowhere, if it breaks, you're going...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,514
Posted By Süsser Tod
What's wrong with that? The engine is designed to...

What's wrong with that? The engine is designed to rev, at 6K rpm it is in its "vibration sweetspot" and the bike should be uber smooth.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,514
Posted By Süsser Tod
They look too thin because of the blue reflection...

They look too thin because of the blue reflection on them, that makes them look thinner than they are.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,134
Posted By Süsser Tod
There are better bikes for that kind of money,...

There are better bikes for that kind of money, WAY better...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Süsser Tod
I said I don't trust it and I'll replace it, I...

I said I don't trust it and I'll replace it, I didn't ask anything about that.

I'm asking about new tires, and how to use two new-ish tires with some life left on them. Of course, no one even got...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Süsser Tod
Old Tires...

World is going to explode!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-29-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,089
Posted By Süsser Tod
I rode one of those three wheeled scooters, I...

I rode one of those three wheeled scooters, I think it was an MP3. It was a demo day at a go-kart track. Had lots of fun with other bikes, but that thing... I rode it a couple laps around the track...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,954
Posted By Süsser Tod
70,000km is not that much, and usually a bike...

70,000km is not that much, and usually a bike that is regularly ridden also gets serviced... So I'd look for the telltales of it being serviced and I'd question the previous owner knowledge about it....
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 63,813
Posted By Süsser Tod
The "issue" with the Versys when riding 2 up is...

The "issue" with the Versys when riding 2 up is the short wheelbase. It is an easy bike to wheelie, add a passenger and it wants to stand on the rear wheel all the time. The seat remains about the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,427
Posted By Süsser Tod
It's a Chinese clone of a TE610? :huh

It's a Chinese clone of a TE610? :huh
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Süsser Tod
Have you worked on them, have you rode one? They...

Have you worked on them, have you rode one? They were really misunderstood as people expected them to be a competitor to the CBR / FZR / ZX-6, the GSX-R 600 didn't exist back then, and they werent...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Süsser Tod
Go with the 750, the seat is more comfortable....

Go with the 750, the seat is more comfortable. They make for good tourers, the only "downside" is the small-ish tank.
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 36,797
Posted By Süsser Tod
So the DN-01 was designed by a "safe committee"?...

So the DN-01 was designed by a "safe committee"? What about the NM4?

Sure, so conventional...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 36,797
Posted By Süsser Tod
DCT has sold well in Europe because bikes are...

DCT has sold well in Europe because bikes are seen as alternative means of transportation. If you're looking for a good commuter, the NC700/750 series are as good as it gets:

- Low COG, easier to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,954
Posted By Süsser Tod
The 2015 Versys has the 2012+ ER-6F/N engine....

The 2015 Versys has the 2012+ ER-6F/N engine. Check the CR, it is the same for the new Versys as the 2012+ Ninja 650, prior to 2012, the Ninja and Versys had different CR, in 2012 the Ninja got a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 36,797
Posted By Süsser Tod
Soichiro was also responsible for iconic bikes,...

Soichiro was also responsible for iconic bikes, like the 50cc Cub and the CG125, that now account for like 60% of the Chinese clones (honorable mention to Suzuki's AX100).

Don't you remember that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,010
Posted By Süsser Tod
I've rode from Mexico City to San Antonio, TX in...

I've rode from Mexico City to San Antonio, TX in a single day on this bike:

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll55/acorredorv/97a581a9.jpg

I also went from Mexico City to the Tail of the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,642
Posted By Süsser Tod
Problem is, when you go to the starter segment...

Problem is, when you go to the starter segment bikes, they are all budget minded bikes. Low weight did not rank very high in the design parameters. For example, a CB500 is not that much lighter than...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,146
Posted By Süsser Tod
I never liked the Tenere because of the weight....

I never liked the Tenere because of the weight. To be fair, it is very well balanced so when you take it off the kickstand it doesn't feel that heavy. But you can feel the heft of the bike when...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,954
Posted By Süsser Tod
Get a Ninja 650 engine AND ECU, plenty of those...

Get a Ninja 650 engine AND ECU, plenty of those on eBay. Just make sure the engine and ECU are for the same year, 12+ engines are different and I'm not sure they'll do fine with the older ECU.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,606,954
Posted By Süsser Tod
Thanks for the useful post! :clap I have to...

Thanks for the useful post! :clap

I have to clean the air filter on my V, it's a 2014 so I hope they've done something about that, but I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,950
Posted By Süsser Tod
Necrothread! I guess the OP should come back and...

Necrothread! I guess the OP should come back and tell us what he chose!

Now, almost a year later, I'm thinking that a Honda 700/750 might be a better choice. Almost the same power, you get the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,146
Posted By Süsser Tod
I can adjust compression and rebound on the shock...

I can adjust compression and rebound on the shock with my fingers (penske), just one allen key to adjust compression and rebound on the forks (AK-20). I haven't done neither one since I set it up to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9,361
Views: 1,555,032
Posted By Süsser Tod
I really don't buy my bikes thinking of crashing...

I really don't buy my bikes thinking of crashing them, but their "crashworthiness" is always a consideration. Having the rear foot pegs as part of the subframe, and the subframe welded into the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Süsser Tod
Actually, your situation with the ST1100 reminds...

Actually, your situation with the ST1100 reminds me of my Kawasaki ER-5.

Back in 2009 I wrecked, not at fault, my commuter bike, a 2 stroke RX-Z 135. I went looking for a replacement commuter, as...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Süsser Tod
How much is an ST1100 worth in good condition?...

How much is an ST1100 worth in good condition? Meaning, how much could you get for it if you decided to sell it after fixing it?

If the ST1100 isn't the bike you've got your heart set on, and it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By Süsser Tod
All CBR250 are Fuel Injected, that also means the...

All CBR250 are Fuel Injected, that also means the ECU knows the engine temperature and will shut down the engine to prevent damage from overheating!

Whatever reason the bike is not running fine,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Süsser Tod
Traxxion AK20 catridges in the froks, Penske 8983...

Traxxion AK20 catridges in the froks, Penske 8983 shock. I'm pretty sure the damage would have been worse with the OEM suspension.



I've got stuff from HK before, usually takes about a month.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Süsser Tod
I run 32/36 on the street, I do lower the PSI to...

I run 32/36 on the street, I do lower the PSI to 28 and start from there when I'm on the track with my GSX-R 600. But back to your original question, I actually checked the service manual, 32/36 is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,229
Posted By Süsser Tod
The Glee-Strom (the 12+ Wee) is a better bke than...

The Glee-Strom (the 12+ Wee) is a better bke than the Gen 1, lighter, more power, more fuel efficient, better suspensions, etc. Suzuki did put a lot of effort into making it less top heavy, you can...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Süsser Tod
The fact that the hardware to mount them exists...

The fact that the hardware to mount them exists doesn't mean that the subframe is able to handle it. There is hardware to fit both topcase and panniers to an XJR1300, I had that setup on mine, but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Süsser Tod
Replacement Wheel, Would You Buy One of These?

So I live in what seems to be pothole paradise. Two months ago, in the rain, I didn't see a pothole that bent both front and rear wheels on my Versys. Rear wheel losed air after that, my commute is...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27,516
Views: 2,334,958
Posted By Süsser Tod
Facepalm: ...

Facepalm:

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/nacion-mexico/2014/encuesta-lidera-pri-preferencia-rumbo-a-2015-1056841.html

Despite what is going on, PRI remains the party with more votes. :huh
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 85,967
Posted By Süsser Tod
I'm intrigued by this Benelli, was it the BN251...

I'm intrigued by this Benelli, was it the BN251 or the BN302? I haven't seen either one IRL, but I did see the BN600, and the build quality, fit and finish is pretty much as bad, if not worse, than...
Forum: Americas 11-24-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27,516
Views: 2,334,958
Posted By Süsser Tod
And there is "some evidence" that these...

And there is "some evidence" that these "arsonists" are actually working for the Government to do just that, get the attention away from the protesters.

330504

Mark my words, nothing is going...
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