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Forum: Americas 03-27-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By Chiasmus
Just waiting for my dealer to call. From the...

Just waiting for my dealer to call. From the looks of it, it'll be a few weeks at least. Started packing/preparing my stuff for storage yesterday. :)
Forum: Americas 03-27-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By Chiasmus
All big cities are connected to each other by...

All big cities are connected to each other by lots of small ones. I've put in my dues in god forsaken, empty, desolate locations. And probably 3 out of 4 of the most unforgettable places I've ever...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By Chiasmus
No reason not to do it on a sportbike. There are...

No reason not to do it on a sportbike. There are more sensible options (like a car), but they're just not an option for me at all.
Forum: Americas 03-22-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,433
Posted By Chiasmus
+1 dr650, klr650

+1 dr650, klr650
Forum: Americas 03-21-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By Chiasmus
1199 Panigale through the US (& maybe Europe)

Long story short: I'll be a nomad for the next year or so. I have nothing holding me to any specific location, so off I go. Other than needing phone/wifi/PC access during the day, I'm free to roam...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By Chiasmus
I'm looking to do sort of the opposite as you. ...

I'm looking to do sort of the opposite as you. Weather dictates that I should ride from LA to FL and then up to NY counter clockwise, ending up in Vancouver, but I honestly just want to head up...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 80,762
Posted By Chiasmus
If you need anything while heading down through...

If you need anything while heading down through LA, let me know. Hell--depending on the day you're down maybe I'll cruise to the border with you. ;)
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,739
Posted By Chiasmus
Nano Water Repellent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7is6r6zXFDc&feature=player_embedded

Really amazing stuff. I can't find it anywhere for sale, but once it is I think I'd coat everything I had in it, including my...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,337
Posted By Chiasmus
Some really awesome replies and good...

Some really awesome replies and good perspectives. I think I'm leaning towards the KTM 690 as an urban assault vehicle which will double as a decent enough (for me) adventure-tourer.

I think...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 98,923
Posted By Chiasmus
Put my deposit down on an S w/ABS yesterday. ...

Put my deposit down on an S w/ABS yesterday. Muhuhaahaaa :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,337
Posted By Chiasmus
I'll go ahead and thank you now. THANKS! I know...

I'll go ahead and thank you now. THANKS! I know what website I'm going to next.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,337
Posted By Chiasmus
Best City Bike?

So I've moved from the SF Bay Area to LA. Having logged thousands of miles in SF I thought I'd be prepared for the City of Angels. HA! Bay Area Roads are smooth flowing, near-abandoned country...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,784
Posted By Chiasmus
MotoGP Porn

I uploaded the non-track pics I shot today at the Laguna Seca MotoGP today.

Way too many pics to link, so check out the full album HERE...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,717
Posted By Chiasmus
Hopefully the production bike looks better than...

Hopefully the production bike looks better than this:
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/2012-Ducati-Superbike-1199-Luca-Bar-Design-1-635x461.jpg
Forum: Racing 06-10-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,988
Posted By Chiasmus
When will this be playing in the states? WTF?

When will this be playing in the states? WTF?
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,778
Posted By Chiasmus
I had a similar problem on a different bike and...

I had a similar problem on a different bike and went through a handful of R/Rs before I figured out the issue, which turned out to be a female connector that, due to the extra heat of the R/R failing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,410
Posted By Chiasmus
Most doctors will tell you to stop bending your...

Most doctors will tell you to stop bending your elbow if bending your elbow hurts. Stop seeing your current doc and go see a sports doctor. They're used to figuring out a solution that will allow...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 107,690
Posted By Chiasmus
Keep the pics and story coming!

Keep the pics and story coming!
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By Chiasmus
Not sure what your dealer is charging for the...

Not sure what your dealer is charging for the 09-10, but there are lots of 2008s used in great condition-two on Ebay Motors right now for $7k and both have less than 2500 miles. Score a Bazzazz...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
Put these stats together yesterday and adjusted...

Put these stats together yesterday and adjusted the prices for inflation. Interesting results.


1988 FZR 400
59hp
381lbs Dry
$3999
$7444 (adj. to 2011 dollars)
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
Awesome links! Thanks for posting.

Awesome links! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,990
Posted By Chiasmus
Don't let the 'peaky' top end disguise the fact...

Don't let the 'peaky' top end disguise the fact that all of these bikes are making usable power everywhere.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,392
Posted By Chiasmus
Nice vid.

Nice vid.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,390
Posted By Chiasmus
1967 Honda CB Black Bomber FS

Saw this last night on Bring A Trailer.

Full Story HERE (http://bringatrailer.com/2011/02/04/twin-star-1967-honda-cb450-k0-black-bomber/).
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
+1 The 600s of today are not anything like...

+1

The 600s of today are not anything like the 600s that were around when 400s were being sold in the US. The 600s now produce liter-bike power to weight ratios and are 2x the cost they used to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,673
Posted By Chiasmus
On the one hand, it's damn good to go out and...

On the one hand, it's damn good to go out and test ride as much as you can. But if you've been looking for something very specific for so long, I don't really get why you'd hesitate. At least the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
Perfectly stated.

Perfectly stated.
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
CA has its advantages. Like 60 deg. weather in...

CA has its advantages. Like 60 deg. weather in Jan. I even took the bike to the gun range today. :) It's, what, 18 in PA right now? :D

Not really sure why the TU isn't sold here, being fuel...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
Thanks for the helpful feedback. We looked at...

Thanks for the helpful feedback. We looked at the TU--unfortunately it's not sold in the people's pubic of california. And can't buy one in, say, Oregon or Idaho and register it unless it's got...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,061
Posted By Chiasmus
[/QUOTE] Err...you don't have to hang off to...

[/QUOTE]

Err...you don't have to hang off to lower the effective CG. By getting your butt off a 32" high seat where does the weight go? The footpegs. The pegs on any non-cruiser bike are always...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,061
Posted By Chiasmus
I'm not buying the lower center of gravity. The...

I'm not buying the lower center of gravity. The heaviest single part of most bikes is most often the dude riding it. On almost any bike with the pegs somewhere underneath the rider (as opposed to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
I agree with the above posts, which remind me...

I agree with the above posts, which remind me what attracted me to motorcycles in the first place and why I still love riding--simplicity. Sure, I love technology, too, but only when it decreases...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
Half the population = women. Add the Chinese and...

Half the population = women. Add the Chinese and the short white dudes and you've got a demographic! ;).

I'm in SC, too dukeryder. Haven't seen any KTMs 'round here at all. Dude next door had...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
Seat height and weight. My girlfriend can't even...

Seat height and weight. My girlfriend can't even pick my 600 off its kickstand. She can touch the ground with both feet, but her legs are straight (no leverage) and at 100lbs, she doesn't have the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
I've known several girls who want to ride. Come...

I've known several girls who want to ride. Come to think of it--I know more chicks who've taken the MSF course here in CA than I do guys. And when they graduated and found out the only bikes they...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,959
Posted By Chiasmus
I'd buy one. Before anyone says they...

I'd buy one.

Before anyone says they wouldn't: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U1uiLK5_jU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVDNlo507QA&feature=related
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 494,877
Posted By Chiasmus
Using KTM is hardly a reliable way to estimate...

Using KTM is hardly a reliable way to estimate pricing for a bike from Honda. I mean, look at the CBR1000RR price compared to the KTMs RC8. It's not even close. Further complicate things by...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 494,877
Posted By Chiasmus
Yet another reason for bringing the 250R to...

Yet another reason for bringing the 250R to market: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN02zPVoPB4&feature=player_embedded

I agree with the sentiments that there is a market for smaller bikes--esp....
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,430,909
Posted By Chiasmus
I'll take a fuel injected 4 stroke 500cc V-4...

I'll take a fuel injected 4 stroke 500cc V-4 w/80hp with a curb weight of 350lbs.
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 494,877
Posted By Chiasmus
I was totally shocked when I read how much the...

I was totally shocked when I read how much the Ninja 250 Weighs. I had to double and triple check the figures because I just couldn't believe a 250 is only 25lbs less than my 675. So I guess I...
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