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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 1,285,232
Posted By ARiderX
I'm not a cruiser guy, but I'm seriously...

I'm not a cruiser guy, but I'm seriously impressed by that bolt platform. Such a versatile motorcycle.

This version they made now just mixes it all up again. I think between this and the HD...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,976
Posted By ARiderX
Totally with you there. Spot on on all your...

Totally with you there. Spot on on all your arguments.

I've been burned by BMW, like many others. Although not a GS, but a (notoriously) undependable K1300S (which I only found out about after the...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 05:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,770
Posted By ARiderX
Lose a 100 pounds? You're being unrealistic. This...

Lose a 100 pounds? You're being unrealistic. This bike is not a motocross bike and if you wanted such, you should have bought a honda xl 500.

And if it was a 100 pounds lighter, you'd be asking...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 1,285,232
Posted By ARiderX
Very very very much so....!! ...

Very very very much so....!!

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/030614top-i.jpg
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25,261
Views: 4,706,310
Posted By ARiderX
damned, i meant to go see a bike shop (multiple...

damned, i meant to go see a bike shop (multiple brands kinda thing) this morning but I overslept. On saturdays most places are only open till 13.00h :( So i'm frustrated...

A 2014 ES blue for what...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13,929
Views: 4,924,947
Posted By ARiderX
You guys know best (who could've thought you'd...

You guys know best (who could've thought you'd ever read that on this site :lol3 ) so here goes...

I've been looking up some honda model history on wikipedia. Africa twin, transalp and varadero......
Forum: Face plant 10-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 100,131
Posted By ARiderX
An old topic for sure, but a remarkable one. Very...

An old topic for sure, but a remarkable one. Very impressed by the progress, from almost loosing your leg to weight bearing physio is great news. Well done.

I sometimes lurk in these forums for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,236
Posted By ARiderX
I won't argue with you on that, amazing sound. ...

I won't argue with you on that, amazing sound.

I'm 6'4", tried to sit on one and had it difficult to find and put my feet on the pegs too. A guzzi sport 8v (I think?) was a little taller and fit...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,236
Posted By ARiderX
How are you 6'4" and fit on a griso??? :huh:eek1...

How are you 6'4" and fit on a griso??? :huh:eek1 Honest question, do you have a picture? That bike is TINY (but maybe the best looking standard naked around right now)
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 28,324
Posted By ARiderX
probably already posted but here you go: hand...

probably already posted but here you go: hand painting enfield tanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsTIMxeO_ng
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,236
Posted By ARiderX
I'm 6'4" myself. Choice of ride is very limited...

I'm 6'4" myself. Choice of ride is very limited to say the least. Many of the drool worthy bikes are just made for smaller people, and that's it.

So I'm drawn to the same sort of bikes.

I'm...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,074
Views: 553,620
Posted By ARiderX
Great review, thanks for linking. Here's...

Great review, thanks for linking.

Here's another one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBBfugXFIII

This bike is getting rave reviews all over the press, magazines, online, youtube.... Truly...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By ARiderX
From what I read here, your job was something...

From what I read here, your job was something along those lines, so I guess with your experience it didn't consume too much of your time and energy (another day on the job as it were)

But why...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,818
Posted By ARiderX
commuting on a GL, this is what they do in paris

On the commuting thing, I've been in Paris for a little over a month for work, and I see those latest goldwings everywhere.

Not my video but here is a random one from youtube:...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 167,899
Posted By ARiderX
The bandit is probably the best standard, all...

The bandit is probably the best standard, all around motorcycle of the last, what, like 20 years already?

Great value, solidly built motorcycle. It doesn't get the limelight it deserves, it is not...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 1,285,232
Posted By ARiderX
Yeah the tiger sport is like the european...

Yeah the tiger sport is like the european counterpart to the versus 1000. A little more expensive I guess (however, the tiger is great value!) but more character out of the gate (and a better ride, I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 1,285,232
Posted By ARiderX
I'm with you 100%!! I love that motorcycle. I was...

I'm with you 100%!! I love that motorcycle. I was this close to buying one this season. Went to the dealership to pick up a demo model and it got sold the same morning I showed up (too late).
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 248,345
Posted By ARiderX
Maybe, but the yamaha bolt makes more and more...

Maybe, but the yamaha bolt makes more and more sense. That bike is a real gem for the money. And compared to the 750, the bold does hold its own...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 32,725
Posted By ARiderX
This bike is drop dead gorgeous... You think it...

This bike is drop dead gorgeous... You think it can be outfitted with a small screen and some bags to make it a little touring worthy? (like an R1200R with a small flyscreen and the factory bags)
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,803
Posted By ARiderX
Yeah harleys.... How about... never... :lol3 ...

Yeah harleys.... How about... never... :lol3

Seriously though, the few times I walked into a dealership, was always a laughable or downright bad experience. I know this does not necessarily...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 53,782
Posted By ARiderX
yep, I'm in that camp. I always gravitate towards...

yep, I'm in that camp. I always gravitate towards adv bikes for size (being 6'4" nothing much else will do) but actually mostly want something 100% road going and more sporty (preferably not too...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 1,285,232
Posted By ARiderX
http://images.gizmag.com/hero/bmw_c_evo_scooter-2....

http://images.gizmag.com/hero/bmw_c_evo_scooter-2.jpeg

Call me crazy, but there is actually no better way to whizz around a busy city. (megascooters in general I mean, just go to paris for a...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,042
Posted By ARiderX
That's the way I feel at the moment. Never say...

That's the way I feel at the moment. Never say never, but right now, I'm focussing on non-European too. And I live in Europe...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6,072
Views: 1,232,158
Posted By ARiderX
That's insane... that is cheap! Even compared to...

That's insane... that is cheap! Even compared to the numerous 2010 offerings over here. (all around 12000-12500 euro, mostly base models, not that much in terms of extras) Yours is 12323 euro.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,042
Posted By ARiderX
This is the second time I read this, for a...

This is the second time I read this, for a triumph motorcycle (the other one is in the topic I linked in my previous post). And I have to say, this is first class policy for any motorcycle/car...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,042
Posted By ARiderX
@OP Let me start off by saying I don't have...

@OP

Let me start off by saying I don't have a triumph explorer. I did however get very close to buying one, but at that point the season was almost over and I knew I wouldn't have much time to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,778
Posted By ARiderX
2000 dollar at this point is less than 10%. ...

2000 dollar at this point is less than 10%.

I think that once you're shopping in that bracket it doesn't matter as much. You're just gonna go with your gut and what you really dig. If you're...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 248,345
Posted By ARiderX
Don't knock the vespa. It is not a motorcycle,...

Don't knock the vespa. It is not a motorcycle, but it is charming, has 'heritage and history' (you know, that stuff harlistas keep going on about) and is actually a pretty fun and sensible way to get...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6,072
Views: 1,232,158
Posted By ARiderX
Agreed. For modern bikes 'age' is much less of a...

Agreed. For modern bikes 'age' is much less of a problem. Especially with good maintenance. (i wouldn't say age is irrelevant when the bike has been standing in the rain for five years :) ). But in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,801
Posted By ARiderX
Too bad I'm in Europe, or I would have gone over...

Too bad I'm in Europe, or I would have gone over there and buy one now to get a feel for the whole electric thing.

People who think it is only about 'saving gas money' don't see the full picture...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 1,285,232
Posted By ARiderX
All my favourite bikes, together with the B1250,...

All my favourite bikes, together with the B1250, all in one page. That's all the ones I want today! And most of the other days....
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 1,285,232
Posted By ARiderX
That, I think, is still one heck of a beautiful...

That, I think, is still one heck of a beautiful brilliant motorcycle. And the prices are just incredibly affordable on the second hand market. You really can't go wrong with one of those (and as far...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6,072
Views: 1,232,158
Posted By ARiderX
Aw aw aw... I would't want to be you right now,...

Aw aw aw... I would't want to be you right now, no offence! Someone is about to learn first hand about the epic multistrada depreciation! I'm sure it is a gem as you say though, not arguing that at...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,348
Posted By ARiderX
It's easy to say you should start on something...

It's easy to say you should start on something small and light. And I agree. I wish I could have done that.

But at 6'4" you can rule out almost all 250-500cc motorcycles. Either I'm uncomfortable...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 1,285,232
Posted By ARiderX
Are you tall by any chance? If the pain is on the...

Are you tall by any chance? If the pain is on the front or side of your hip, where it joins the femur (can't explain it otherwise), it is probably because the angle of your upper leg with regards to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 346,845
Posted By ARiderX
about that same picture... that thing where the...

about that same picture... that thing where the spot and the gps is mounted on, where does it attach to? And does it hinder the rotation of the handlebars?

The radar detector is cool and all, but...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 346,845
Posted By ARiderX
What is that thing on the left handlebar? ...

What is that thing on the left handlebar?

great pictures btw, what else do you need but an R12R...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,801
Views: 423,040
Posted By ARiderX
I have to say, on that picture here above (side...

I have to say, on that picture here above (side view), I see a strikingly beautiful machine. Nothing more to add to that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 1,285,232
Posted By ARiderX
Being the fastest harley is like being the...

Being the fastest harley is like being the smartest kid with down syndrome...


Harley's, the best way to transform perfectly good fuel into noise, no side effects ... :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 248,345
Posted By ARiderX
Was going through the topic again, and found this...

Was going through the topic again, and found this little gem... You HAVE to be joking, right? :huh

"bummer, they made a bike for somebody not 6'+" Newsflash, almost nobody makes bikes for 6'+......
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