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Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,975
Posted By epb
:lol3 Based on that pic, and estimating that...

:lol3

Based on that pic, and estimating that guy's about 5'6", I think the bike would work well for me (6' even) with a loaf seat and taller bars.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,843
Posted By epb
What size did you end up with? Is the helmet now...

What size did you end up with? Is the helmet now more oval-friendly?
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,302,302
Posted By epb
Or simply paint a modern vintage-style helmet.

Or simply paint a modern vintage-style helmet.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,302,302
Posted By epb
Every once in a while, I come back to this one: ...

Every once in a while, I come back to this one:

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201301/2013-mv-agusta-brutale-67-14_800x0w.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,005
Posted By epb
Bikes available today? Triumph Street Triple for...

Bikes available today? Triumph Street Triple for around town, Thruxton for fun on the weekends.

Next year? I'd go with a Ducati Scrambler for commuting and, with my retro itch scratched, maybe a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,302,302
Posted By epb
It's incredible but it's true - BMW is finally...

It's incredible but it's true - BMW is finally making good-looking bikes again.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 47,745
Posted By epb
I think it may be your perspective that's a bit...

I think it may be your perspective that's a bit skewed. The Sportster, Bonneville, V7, W650/800, Ural SoloT, SR400 and Ducati Scrambler are direct competition targeting the same market. The...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,426
Posted By epb
For the type of riding I do, the new Ducati...

For the type of riding I do, the new Ducati Scrambler seems like a good fit. It's reasoably light, got decent power, good ground clearance and ride height, and seems versatile.

Before it was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,068
Posted By epb
One of my favorites: ...

One of my favorites:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YoAlp2Y-vc0/TNgBMrWH4dI/AAAAAAAAAM0/4zmPJIEmK-E/s1600/HD_883_Scrambler_Extra_White.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,453
Posted By epb
You may want to double-check that. The base model...

You may want to double-check that. The base model is $8600 here, all the other models are $10k. Typically you guys get similar prices with a Euro sign replacing the dollar symbol, and I've read that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,302,302
Posted By epb
Itis funny how that one word - scrambler - colors...

Itis funny how that one word - scrambler - colors everyone's thinking about this bike. It seems to be what everyone has been asking for in a retro-modern standard on this forum when talking...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By epb
You'd be better off buying a lottery ticket than...

You'd be better off buying a lottery ticket than betting on any bike, no matter how beloved or respected, becoming a classic. A lot of damn good bikes never develop a following - many more than the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8,705
Views: 1,451,660
Posted By epb
This thread is almost six years old and today,...

This thread is almost six years old and today, for the first time, I saw someone riding a TU250X. :)
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,302,302
Posted By epb
http://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_3xzEmkFkBK6_600...

http://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_3xzEmkFkBK6_600x450.jpg

Not exactly, but similar to what I'd like to do. Same color scheme for the wheels, same seat, but I'd skip the rest of the red and keep...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By epb
As someone that has owned a CB400T for a while, I...

As someone that has owned a CB400T for a while, I wouldn't pick one for any sort of custom project. They're good for what they are (reliable 2-wheeled transportation) but outside that bailiwick they...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,818
Posted By epb
I've owned three or four bikes (I've owned a...

I've owned three or four bikes (I've owned a CB400T twice, thirty years apart). I've owned many more cars than bikes. If/when I find something that weighs about the same as my 400 with, say, 15hp...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,658
Posted By epb
People tend forget when riding gear wasn't...

People tend forget when riding gear wasn't common. I come from a family of riders and in the 70s no one wore helmets. When I got one, it was taken as evidence I planned to be riding recklessly, like...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,302,302
Posted By epb
I can't imagine why - they tinted everything in...

I can't imagine why - they tinted everything in the matrix green, so how can you tell?
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,658
Posted By epb
I thiught it looked more like a Hot Mess, myself....

I thiught it looked more like a Hot Mess, myself. ;)
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,302,302
Posted By epb
I re-watched the 2nd Matrix movie last week and...

I re-watched the 2nd Matrix movie last week and it still annoys me how they pretend Trinity couldn't outrun everyone on that black 996. It should have been like something out of a roadrunner cartoon.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 255,222
Posted By epb
That's a nice looking Bolt. I'd drop that front...

That's a nice looking Bolt. I'd drop that front tool kit and add fork gaiters, but otherwise I could see owning/riding one like that.
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,658
Posted By epb
You mean helmets like the Icon Sensory? ...

You mean helmets like the Icon Sensory?

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/photogallerys/635363473433234595Untitled-1.jpg

Some people just like to be different. The eyes glowing on the dark would...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,164
Views: 3,209,577
Posted By epb
What I love about the GL1000 is that it's...

What I love about the GL1000 is that it's practically nimble now, compared to some modern standards.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 886,473
Posted By epb
It's on Harley's web site.

It's on Harley's web site.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,634
Posted By epb
Hmm, the Slurpee would aleo double as passive a/c...

Hmm, the Slurpee would aleo double as passive a/c as well. :)
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By epb
Nope. The Bolt was built to be Yamaha's entry in...

Nope. The Bolt was built to be Yamaha's entry in an existing market segment, like Honda's Shadow and numerous other urban cruisers. Just because a company is first to the segment doesn't mean they've...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By epb
I've owned nothing but Hondas but I'd go with the...

I've owned nothing but Hondas but I'd go with the Bolt. Honda claims they want to making riding easier (and they've long tried to), but wanting a motorcycle that's easy to ride is like wanting food...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 232,405
Posted By epb
I'm with Brett - you're talking about spending...

I'm with Brett - you're talking about spending $12kUSD for an SR400 when half the thread is people saying $6k is too much. You'd be much better served buying something that meets your needs right off...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,566
Posted By epb
Mine, the cb400 in the middle (I've sold the...

Mine, the cb400 in the middle (I've sold the other two). It really does strike me as the perfect commuter - easy to handle, comfortable to ride, I can see over most traffic with it, and economical to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15,761
Views: 9,183,293
Posted By epb
And this season's 24: Live Another Day.

And this season's 24: Live Another Day.
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,471
Posted By epb
One thing you'll need to compare is how your feet...

One thing you'll need to compare is how your feet fit. Reviewers have been complaining about the Monsters tiny foot pegs since it launched, so someone with size 15s like myself should be concerned.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By epb
I took the OP to mean "standard" from the...

I took the OP to mean "standard" from the context. No harm, no foul.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By epb
Thanks for the link, that was indeed interesting;...

Thanks for the link, that was indeed interesting; I hope the company makes it. And now I know what Wes Siler's been up to since RideApart.
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 232,405
Posted By epb
Still made me sad. It's so much like my CB400T,...

Still made me sad. It's so much like my CB400T, but it's new. Mine will never look that nice again (mostly because I'd rather ride it than restore it). The SR400 really lets you have the best of both...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By epb
If you're talking about Revzilla's Hub site in...

If you're talking about Revzilla's Hub site in general, yes. It's part blog, part enthusiast site, a similar vibe to Silodrome or BikeExif. They got Sean MacDonald from the recent RideApart collapse,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,059
Posted By epb
Which makes sense, sort of. The people most...

Which makes sense, sort of. The people most against motorcycles typically have little experience with them. Just about every male in my family has ridden at one time or another, so no one batted an...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 232,405
Posted By epb
And that's reasonable, but 20% off - that will...

And that's reasonable, but 20% off - that will have you obstructing traffic in most places.
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 1,302,302
Posted By epb
First, you'll need a time machine... they stopped...

First, you'll need a time machine... they stopped building them in, what, 2007? Used ones pop up fairly regularly everywhere, though they're still a bit pricey.
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 33,079
Posted By epb
My first thought when I saw the pic was "That's...

My first thought when I saw the pic was "That's like a Grom!" LOL
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,984
Posted By epb
Congratulations! Pretty much my favorite modern...

Congratulations! Pretty much my favorite modern bike right now.
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