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Forum: Beasts 04-25-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,653
Posted By Rick West
I rode both the new GS and the KTM in the UK a...

I rode both the new GS and the KTM in the UK a few weeks ago in the same type of weather and the MCN got their evaluation right.

These two bikes have really advanced what a large dual sport bike...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,317
Posted By Rick West
As you say you are a pavement only rider, so I...

As you say you are a pavement only rider, so I will just deal with that aspect.

I just got home from the UK where I rode my friend's new KTM 1190R and the new L/C GS. If you want to compare the...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 27,588
Posted By Rick West
You are right. The new hype is that she is the...

You are right. The new hype is that she is the first woman to race at Martinsville at the Cup level.

Nascar should be able to get her back in front of the cameras with that. :clap And with some...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,660
Posted By Rick West
That's because it is a road bike. Nothing more...

That's because it is a road bike. Nothing more than that.
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,699
Posted By Rick West
This post should get you a place at the head...

This post should get you a place at the head table for the next meeting of the Super Ton Club.

Even 5 bladed razors upset you. :huh

Yup, you are ready to move up :lol3
Forum: Racing 03-27-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 27,588
Posted By Rick West
Kyle is an example of how it is supposed to work....

Kyle is an example of how it is supposed to work. Here is a young driver who has earned his ride on talent and will win races in his first year in Nationwide.

Danica is the perfect example of how...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,181
Posted By Rick West
In your first post you said "I've measured them a...

In your first post you said "I've measured them a couple of times for inmates and I believe they're 39" across."

They sure look wider than 36" in the picture.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,181
Posted By Rick West
With the factory BMW aluminum bags being so...

With the factory BMW aluminum bags being so flimsy, these have to be stronger. Althought with using the BMW mounting system, these bags have the same problem which is width. Wow, are those wide:huh
Forum: Racing 03-25-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 27,588
Posted By Rick West
Don't say anything bad about NASCAR's new...

Don't say anything bad about NASCAR's new novelty. :ddog




It does seem that way:nod
Forum: Racing 03-22-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 27,588
Posted By Rick West
You can say that again. Although she would...

You can say that again.

Although she would still finish last in that class too.
Forum: Racing 03-18-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 27,588
Posted By Rick West
Another example of why this driver shouldn't be...

Another example of why this driver shouldn't be in Cup.

Qualified 41st out of 43. She got lucky to get a 28th place finish while being 5 laps down because of all the attrition from tire failures...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 27,588
Posted By Rick West
I think that she will be in a single car team...

I think that she will be in a single car team next year. With all the interest in a women driver she should be able to get sponsership dollars no matter how bad she bombs this year. Those sponsorship...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,312
Posted By Rick West
Width is a real problem for most riders. Even if...

Width is a real problem for most riders. Even if you are just a pavement rider, it's easy to drag wide luggage in the corners, and when off pavement they get in the way in the tighter trails.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,312
Posted By Rick West
The bags themselves sound like they are good. ...

The bags themselves sound like they are good.

You stated that Bumot is trying the fix the width issue with the next generation of mounting hardware. That means they are admitting the mounted...
Forum: Racing 03-13-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 27,588
Posted By Rick West
With her history of throwing hissy fits I would...

With her history of throwing hissy fits I would think it's only a few more bad finishes and we can watch her have a nice break down.....on camera of course:2cry
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,312
Posted By Rick West
I read in your other post that these bags are 46...

I read in your other post that these bags are 46 1/2" wide and have a capacity of 90 litres. Is that true?:huh I have never heard of luggage that wide before.

With another luggage manufacturer...
Forum: Racing 03-11-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 27,588
Posted By Rick West
Yes sir, she is heading in the only direction she...

Yes sir, she is heading in the only direction she can go with her lack of talent.

Dropped another 8 places to 30th overall with her latest finish of 33rd. 6 laps down in a premium ride like that...
Forum: Vendors 03-01-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 102,552
Posted By Rick West
Yes, having racks that stick the luggage out so...

Yes, having racks that stick the luggage out so wide is not right. The boxes look great, but the rack needs a redesign.
Forum: Canada 02-12-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By Rick West
Because you will be charging money, I think this...

Because you will be charging money, I think this should be in Vendors. Check with GB to see.
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,017
Posted By Rick West
Jerry, you stated in another thread that you...

Jerry, you stated in another thread that you drive a 72 Ford Pinto and your favorite bike is a Vulcan 750. You, more than anyone posting here, should not be telling anyone else what is "not for...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,119
Posted By Rick West
I have to wonder who these tents are for. Having...

I have to wonder who these tents are for. Having to have a 13 lb garage tent for your Adventure bike sounds like the same guy who is trailering his bike to a rally and dosen't want to get any dust on...
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 102,552
Posted By Rick West
Makes sense to manufacture your product for the...

Makes sense to manufacture your product for the more popular bikes like the GS models. If you can keep up to the demand for these bikes, then maybe offer the cut-out version for the less popular ones.
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 533,019
Posted By Rick West
The restyled Wee was done in a very feminine...

The restyled Wee was done in a very feminine manner and I can only guess that Suzuki wanted to appeal to ladies with it but the styling of this 1000 is hard to understand. It would be interesting to...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,660
Posted By Rick West
What are you going to use the bike for? If it's...

What are you going to use the bike for? If it's for pavement only, both bikes will be great. If it's important to you how it works off pavment, get the GS. The Triumph wasn't designed for getting...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 88,284
Posted By Rick West
With the reports of the 2013 GS being better in...

With the reports of the 2013 GS being better in every way than the 2012 GS, the gap between it and S10 is going to widen even more. And now with KTM producing a more street friendly 1190 while still...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25,027
Views: 4,633,520
Posted By Rick West
I doubt too many owners are going to install a...

I doubt too many owners are going to install a second battery to over come this defect. Yamaha is likely looking into all the no start problems the S10 is having and will fix it. These kinds of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,683
Views: 409,194
Posted By Rick West
Now all Motus has to do is convince buyers that...

Now all Motus has to do is convince buyers that ABS is not important. ABS seems to be a big deal these days. :deal
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,701
Posted By Rick West
You are right on track from my experiences. Of...

You are right on track from my experiences. Of all the bikes I've had, nothing has come close to my Multistrada 1200 for fun on the street or sport touring. Almost every Honda, Yamaha or Suzuki ends...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,701
Posted By Rick West
Don't worry about it. It's winter and it gives us...

Don't worry about it. It's winter and it gives us something to compare the bikes with.

You are always going to have those who's bike did not make the grade sad. It hurts their feelings when their...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,701
Posted By Rick West
Not the slightest bit surprised that the MG...

Not the slightest bit surprised that the MG finished last but I am surprised tha new "street" KTM finished first ahead of the Ducati on a strictly pavement comparision.
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5,386
Views: 910,087
Posted By Rick West
That must clog up with mud instantly.:huh

That must clog up with mud instantly.:huh
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,683
Views: 409,194
Posted By Rick West
Is this true? If pushrods are just as good...

Is this true?

If pushrods are just as good as over head cams, then I would guess that not having ABS is just as good as having ABS. Motus drew the line on having drum brakes so drum brakes must...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,683
Views: 409,194
Posted By Rick West
Well if NASCAR uses them they must be the way to...

Well if NASCAR uses them they must be the way to go. I heard NASCAR started using fuel injection last year.:jack
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,632
Posted By Rick West
The GS series can be ridden in some fairly rough...

The GS series can be ridden in some fairly rough stuff once you become a better rider, they are just not near as much fun as our KTMs though.
Forum: Vendors 01-16-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By Rick West
But they had the lowest price by about two...

But they had the lowest price by about two bucks:rofl
Forum: Canada 01-16-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,181
Posted By Rick West
Just a few Surrey girls who need a day time job....

Just a few Surrey girls who need a day time job. The Abbotsford show is so amateur that these girls are a perfect match to the quality of vendors that are there.
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,355
Posted By Rick West
Triumph did the right thing with the Explorer by...

Triumph did the right thing with the Explorer by making it pretty much what the buyers of large dual sports want. A street bike. Triumph knows that most of these bikes are being used for pavement...
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 91,155
Posted By Rick West
10% more off pavement than the 2? I know Michelin...

10% more off pavement than the 2? I know Michelin makes great tires but it is very hard to understand how this tire can live up to that statement.
Forum: Canada 01-09-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,879
Posted By Rick West
A matching black milk crate has been added to...

A matching black milk crate has been added to Kawasaki's accessories list for 2013.:jack
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 55,701
Posted By Rick West
As most owners do, you are overstating. I have a...

As most owners do, you are overstating. I have a 800XC and I can tell you that it is a nice little bike but not near as good as you wish it to be. It is mostly a road bike and falls well short of...
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