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Old 01-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #1006
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Oh don't worry, Ohlins will be happy to sell you guys top shelf suspension systems soon enough.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #1007
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Oh don't worry, Ohlins will be happy to sell you guys top shelf suspension systems soon enough.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #1008
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Oh don't worry, Ohlins will be happy to sell you guys top shelf suspension systems soon enough.

Not me .... Doubt i'll ever pony up bucks for a suspension mod again. Waste of money for me. I'm apparently not good enough to tell the difference.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #1009
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Not me .... Doubt i'll ever pony up bucks for a suspension mod again. Waste of money for me. I'm apparently not good enough to tell the difference.
at 19 posts, and with that said, I have to ask - are you the new troll account for ADVrider?

Either you happen to be buying the right bikes made for your weight, or you're as skinny and light as the typical anorexic Japanese Teenager most Japanese bikes are made for, or you aren't really serious. Or... you are one of te most conservative riders to have ever ridden.

I've only ever owned one bike that was sprung for my weight (from the time I was young and at 150 pounds to a high of 192 pounds in my adult life), let alone valved or anything else. Seeing as how most of us start out on Jap bikes, most of us have seen the need for suspension mods (although it did take me years to understand what I was seeing).
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #1010
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at 19 posts, and with that said, I have to ask - are you the new troll account for ADVrider?

Either you happen to be buying the right bikes made for your weight, or you're as skinny and light as the typical anorexic Japanese Teenager most Japanese bikes are made for, or you aren't really serious. Or... you are one of te most conservative riders to have ever ridden..
Dave, He's probably not a troll, just a typical motorcycle rider who enjoys riding for the love of it and never changes a thing but oil and tires. That probably covers 99% of riders, world wide. I recently bought a KTM Duke with fully adjustable suspension and keep thinking I need to go out and mess with it, but it handles so well in the stock positions, I just haven't taken the time, yet to do so,,,, tomp dd50.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #1011
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at 19 posts, and with that said, I have to ask - are you the new troll account for ADVrider?
No trolling.. probably the same for many. I don't think I ever changed suspension parts on any bike I have owned...maybe 20ish or so.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #1012
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Me, neither. Of course, the bikes I've owned were (are) sterling handlers right out of the box.

I'm 6'0" 175 lbs, and I've never seen a need to alter stock suspension settings, etc.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:58 PM   #1013
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Me, neither. Of course, the bikes I've owned were (are) sterling handlers right out of the box.

I'm 6'0" 175 lbs, and I've never seen a need to alter stock suspension settings, etc.
Yeah, I guess for 5 mile ride and back to Starbucks, they're just perfect
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #1014
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Well, where I went the most wrong was buying a Ninja 500 a few years ago then. Sure, had I stayed with larger bikes maybe the suspension wouldn't have been as much of an issue, but I could bottom out the Ninja forks on simple turns at speed (dangerous!), and the forks of my DR650 needs spring rate changes (even if I only cut the springs and lengthen the spacers) for even moderate speed work in a flat state with roads that don't have curves... and I'm only 185 pounds now.

I'm no pro here, nor a suspension aficionado, but the bikes I've been buying are uncomfortable, if not dangerous, to ride.

I don't see how the typical ADVrider who has either owned, or owns, some form of dual sport wouldn't have seen the need to change the suspension unless they're buying the largest ones that are sprung to carry their weight. Oh wait... this is the Road Warriors section... oh. That may explain why if y'all are buying big bikes from the get-go.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #1015
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I think PMS has struck a thread about a bike that's not even here yet

cmon guys Starbucks really??
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #1016
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at 19 posts, and with that said, I have to ask - are you the new troll account for ADVrider?

Either you happen to be buying the right bikes made for your weight, or you're as skinny and light as the typical anorexic Japanese Teenager most Japanese bikes are made for, or you aren't really serious. Or... you are one of te most conservative riders to have ever ridden.

I've only ever owned one bike that was sprung for my weight (from the time I was young and at 150 pounds to a high of 192 pounds in my adult life), let alone valved or anything else. Seeing as how most of us start out on Jap bikes, most of us have seen the need for suspension mods (although it did take me years to understand what I was seeing).
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I think PMS has struck a thread about a bike that's not even here yet

cmon guys Starbucks really??
WOW, Friday night, and we are all hanging out at a motorcycle forum. What the h*ll has happened to all of us? Guess it's better than watching" Law and Order" reruns for the hundredth time...tomp dd50
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #1017
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WOW, Friday night, and we are all hanging out at a motorcycle forum. What the h*ll has happened to all of us? Guess it's better than watching" Law and Order" reruns for the hundredth time...tomp dd50
Getting old.....I'll be asleep on the couch long before Law and Order comes on.....

On the plus side, I'll be up early to get the XR to Starbucks first....
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #1018
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Getting old.....I'll be asleep on the couch long before Law and Order comes on.....

On the plus side, I'll be up early to get the XR to Starbucks first....
I had a Beemer ride planned but my riding partner wants us to rebuild his wood fence, tomorrow. Fence first and then a ride. Gonna be 79F here tomorrow.. God, I love Texas! tp dd50
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #1019
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Yeah, I guess for 5 mile ride and back to Starbucks, they're just perfect
Wow! Tough crowd!

I ride a little further than that...
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #1020
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Back to the 1100. Anyone have any idea how many units their local dealer(s) are getting? Mine said they were getting only one, and they are a large Honda, Kawi, BMW, KTM dealer in the Houston area. I had first dibs, but went for the Duke instead. Call me crazy. Who knows, the Dyna may have to go if the CB is that nice... tomp dd50
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