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Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,356
Posted By Lopoetve
Erico motorsports in denver are awesome - They do...

Erico motorsports in denver are awesome - They do the italians and the brits (all varieties).
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,536
Posted By Lopoetve
Big reason: I simply cannot find a XR400,...

Big reason: I simply cannot find a XR400, DRZ400, DR350, etc in my price range that is plated in colorado, and plating a bike if you're not the first owner is very difficult here now, from what I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 354,535
Posted By Lopoetve
19something Honda Nighthawk 250 ...

19something Honda Nighthawk 250
http://lopoetve.com/images/bike/bikesmall.jpg

1994 Honda CBR 600 F2 (I miss this one).
http://lopoetve.com/images/cbr/bike.jpg

2007 Ninja 650R (don't miss...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,536
Posted By Lopoetve
Given the 3.5 weeks till wedding, searching has...

Given the 3.5 weeks till wedding, searching has been slow, but I'm still looking at everything mentioend here :)
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,066
Posted By Lopoetve
haha! Gonna go get some diesel tonight then...

haha!

Gonna go get some diesel tonight then and do it. I was able to get the back clean with careful riding, but the fronts are resisting strongly.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,536
Posted By Lopoetve
I was about to say... I'm still keeping my...

I was about to say...

I'm still keeping my eyes open (and reading every post), trying to really weigh what I want to use the bike for, and where I'll be going with it.
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,066
Posted By Lopoetve
That is what I was afraid of :cry And my...

That is what I was afraid of :cry

And my luck, I'm getting married in a few weeks so the budget can't easily afford to buy new ones yet, and I just sold the second bike to a friend who needed a...
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,066
Posted By Lopoetve
How to get... goo... off of your tires?

So riding last night, turn onto a side street and lo and behold, it's fresh asphalt that hasn't been sealed yet (or was literally just sprayed). No signs, no warning, just suddenly the bike's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,536
Posted By Lopoetve
Ok, finally revisiting this thread. Got the NH...

Ok, finally revisiting this thread. Got the NH sold, got the cash, starting to look. A couple of DRZ400's around, but I have to be picky there as some of them are not street-legaled and that's much...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 900,509
Posted By Lopoetve
Time to say goodbye to this thread. Just sold...

Time to say goodbye to this thread. Just sold mine to a good friend that's just getting into motorcycling. Wasn't riding it much with the addition of the Triumph to the stable, so this is good - he...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,361
Posted By Lopoetve
I'll admit that selling the sportster was a bad...

I'll admit that selling the sportster was a bad idea. :norton I wish I hadn't done that.
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,361
Posted By Lopoetve
2.5 years, for the Dyna, just because I had to...

2.5 years, for the Dyna, just because I had to finally admit it wasn't the right bike for me.

Had the Triumph for 9 months now, already thinking about what I'll get next. Kinda sad, since I've...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,963
Posted By Lopoetve
One dealer in CO tried to charge me for that... ...

One dealer in CO tried to charge me for that... but you can't do it in CO.

:rofl

I laughed at him really hard.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,307
Posted By Lopoetve
Ok, with that, I'm done. I understand the lean...

Ok, with that, I'm done. I understand the lean of the touring bikes - they're big touring bikes. Once you're used to it, they're golden (to their limits). But less than that? :rofl

You DO have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 236,707
Posted By Lopoetve
This is definitely true - the steering stops are...

This is definitely true - the steering stops are there really early, so you have to get used to it at low speeds.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,307
Posted By Lopoetve
Bags are small, suspension sounds like it's...

Bags are small, suspension sounds like it's majorly improved from standard designs though - I'd have to ride it to see.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,536
Posted By Lopoetve
So, the question is - twin track, does that count...

So, the question is - twin track, does that count as one of the roads, or dirt? (always had trouble making the distinction).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,644
Posted By Lopoetve
I'll ride in the freeze all day long, but 100+...

I'll ride in the freeze all day long, but 100+ heat? Pass- I can't stand feeling like that, and get dehydrated WAY too easy. I'll cage it for those days.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,536
Posted By Lopoetve
Being completely honest with myself, I expect...

Being completely honest with myself, I expect two-track will be the extent of where I go for quite some time - that's gnarly enough for a newbie like me to have fun on, and still have a purpose -...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,536
Posted By Lopoetve
KLR 650 for a first offroad/dual sport bike? (alternatives?)

So I'm sure this has been beaten to death, and so help me God I searched as much as I could (you have any idea how many times KLR comes up in a search here :rofl) and I'm honestly buried by too much...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,963
Posted By Lopoetve
I've sat on the vic, and it was too low and...

I've sat on the vic, and it was too low and cramped for my legs, but so is the stock harley (less so though, at least mine was) - but HD makes a perfect seat for me that costs $220 (tallboy) - does...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,963
Posted By Lopoetve
Just to correct a couple... It comes with the...

Just to correct a couple... It comes with the 103, so IIRC power is pretty close (not sure on the vic), the Dyna has a 6-speed overdrive, and the HD also has 5k service intervals now, and the seat...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,963
Posted By Lopoetve
Don't forget the incredible customization for...

Don't forget the incredible customization for fitting that HD can do - for tall or short riders.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,963
Posted By Lopoetve
My only wish is for mid-pegs instead of the...

My only wish is for mid-pegs instead of the boards, wonder if it can be converted...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,361
Posted By Lopoetve
Because it works and is half the size of the...

Because it works and is half the size of the alternative, not to mention a lot less moving parts. Compact and small ftw - as a car guy as well as a bike guy, I'd MUCH rather work on the Hemi / LS /...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 900,509
Posted By Lopoetve
Mine leaks a bit too - not enough to do anything...

Mine leaks a bit too - not enough to do anything about, just makes the fins a bit gooey at times.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,527
Posted By Lopoetve
Yep - Very much on the red side of orange, good...

Yep - Very much on the red side of orange, good looking bike. I like the white the best myself (or the racer - local dealer has one of those too) but it's a nice color, looks VERY deep (if that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,361
Posted By Lopoetve
You do know it's based off of the Corvette/GM LS*...

You do know it's based off of the Corvette/GM LS* series of motors right? Many of those are certainly in sports cars...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,891
Posted By Lopoetve
Certainly smaller than the touring frames :)

Certainly smaller than the touring frames :)
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,361
Posted By Lopoetve
Honestly? I'd pay 15k, because that's the most...

Honestly? I'd pay 15k, because that's the most I'd EVER pay for a bike, and that'd be extreme for me. My line is 11k, new or used - can't justify more for a 2 wheeler. Not saying it (or a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,891
Posted By Lopoetve
ditto, but I'm worried the bags will be way too...

ditto, but I'm worried the bags will be way too small for anything practical.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 236,707
Posted By Lopoetve
6'2 34" and yes,fits me great with the corbin...

6'2 34" and yes,fits me great with the corbin seat.

No idea on the screen - I don't have one.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 367,512
Posted By Lopoetve
Because even then, most of us aren't buying those...

Because even then, most of us aren't buying those new. My one big harley I paid 15k for, and realized that was too much - used and/or 11k or under from now on for me. That means a 20k bike has a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,891
Posted By Lopoetve
Dunno about you, but I've dented up every set of...

Dunno about you, but I've dented up every set of spoke wheels I've ever owned, but never cracked or bent a cast one. :cry
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 167,527
Posted By Lopoetve
details man, details!

details man, details!
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,891
Posted By Lopoetve
I've said the same thing since the day it came...

I've said the same thing since the day it came out: Too pricey.

$11,700, vs $9500 that I paid for my Street Triple R. You can get a 600CC supersport as well for less, or the GSXR-750 for the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 900,509
Posted By Lopoetve
I'll second this question - I've been trying to...

I'll second this question - I've been trying to imagine up a secondary tank of some kind to get the same effect, but haven't come up with much so far.
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,470
Posted By Lopoetve
I tried several aftermarket seats - none of them...

I tried several aftermarket seats - none of them really solved the problem. Closest was the Mustang, but it sloped forward and caused me to rack myself every time I stopped, and I don't have the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,470
Posted By Lopoetve
34" here, and I spent a decent portion of my time...

34" here, and I spent a decent portion of my time on the passenger seat. :cry
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,470
Posted By Lopoetve
I don't know about him, but my legs are too long...

I don't know about him, but my legs are too long except for forward controls, and those are not my thing at all. I miss my 1200R, but it was good for 150 miles ~max~ before I'd be cryin.
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