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Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,304
Posted By rider33
These folks rent both, not next door but there...

These folks rent both, not next door but there are some lovely roads in between:

https://californiamotorcycleadventures.com

I have seat time on both and my take would be as follows: two up to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,320
Posted By rider33
you can go cross-country on anything but certain...

you can go cross-country on anything but certain pieces of equipment can make that a lot more comfortable. A proper screen keeps wind blast off you reducing noise and physical strain. It makes cold...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
'not sure why you would need to pull the enricher...

'not sure why you would need to pull the enricher when it is warm. If it's really warm that might be your problem, try it w/o. Valve check on a bike with that milage is likely a good idea. That...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
A wet-head Harley, a wet-head Beemer, and now a...

A wet-head Harley, a wet-head Beemer, and now a wet-head Bonnie, 'glad I don't need any bikes at the moment.
Whenever it happens, I'm sure it will help to sell a lot of air/oil Bonnie's.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,436
Posted By rider33
I keep mine at the hobby farm. In something...

I keep mine at the hobby farm. In something like 7,000 miles its never been more than a hundred miles from there but likely has been on every back road and goat trail with 30 miles of the place,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,436
Posted By rider33
Ok, I missed that. Here is one from far left...

Ok, I missed that. Here is one from far left field. It you want a bike for running around locally, over pretty much anything, that just about everybody in your family including the dog will want to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
'congrats. I think she (and you) will be very...

'congrats. I think she (and you) will be very happy with it. After all the Starwars-meets-Transformer bikes of the last few years, its amazing how liberating a simple, honest bike can be. Be sure...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By rider33
'brakes or clocks, my money would be on the clock...

'brakes or clocks, my money would be on the clock cables, that's a lot of spinning if its never been lubed. Both are standard check list items in a multi-point inspection which it should have had...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
They've had over a dozen years now to work out...

They've had over a dozen years now to work out the kinks and it really wasn't that over-stressed to begin with, pick the one that fits best & looks right to you. The mag wheel bikes will handle a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
Ace

if you are going to pimp something out, you might as well do it right:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cutw2pGjI5A
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
They all share the same frame but the forks,...

They all share the same frame but the forks, trees, bars, peg mounts and assorted trim bits differ. That said, we are talking tube bars so you should be able to fit any bar you want with minimal...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By rider33
my drill: 1. change the oil (so crud doesn't...

my drill:

1. change the oil (so crud doesn't settle out to bottom of engine)
2. top off the tank (less risk of condensation)
3. add appropriate amount of stabilizer and let it run for 5 minutes...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 19,115
Posted By rider33
Honda may be starting to wake up (the 500's) but...

Honda may be starting to wake up (the 500's) but if they had invested the money they spent in building "transformer" bikes that nobody wants (NM4) to real-world bikes that people are actually looking...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
[QUOTE=Tanshanomi;25540932]I have a couple...

[QUOTE=Tanshanomi;25540932]I have a couple questions about this "late" Bonnie tank:

http://www.2040motos.com/_content/cars/images/80/129880/002.jpg

i don't know the answers but I do have a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
I love V7's, particularly some of the variants...

I love V7's, particularly some of the variants they have been coming up with of late. To me tho it feels like a much smaller bike & not too comfy for those of us north of 6', sort of like the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,873
Posted By rider33
I've never been a fan of the Batwings, they do...

I've never been a fan of the Batwings, they do provide more coverage but that is a lot of weight (and mass) to put on a fork and frankly, it feels a too dash-like for my tastes. If you are going to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
I really don't think heat is much of an issue, ...

I really don't think heat is much of an issue, it's a parellell twin, not a v so both cylinders get good airflow plus it has an oil cooler. I'm sure if you put enough performance mods on it you...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,436
Posted By rider33
I think you were on the right track in post #3, a...

I think you were on the right track in post #3, a Triumph Scambler. If you are going to have multiple bikes, its a lot more fun to have a range with different strenghts than muliple itterations of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
alright, I know I'm partial to the white bikes...

alright, I know I'm partial to the white bikes with painted vs. molded badging, but damn, this thing looks nice:...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
'bingo, its sort of hard to ride the thing...

'bingo, its sort of hard to ride the thing without a permanent smile on your face. In the race to features, specs, and bleeding edge tech we sometimes forget the riding is really about having fun. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
in my case it looks a bit more like this: ...

in my case it looks a bit more like this:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w55/rider33-pix/2d820a22da875365dc1a95f54467e57a.jpg
(bars up about an inch and back maybe 1/2", pegs down an inch, and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
sorry I don't. I thought I had a picture of a...

sorry I don't. I thought I had a picture of a friend on it who's about my size somewhere but the silly Apple update doesn't seem to want to let me open my photo stream to check. 'Suffice it to say...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
I'm 6'2" and about 225# and felt sort of that way...

I'm 6'2" and about 225# and felt sort of that way whenever I rode a T100 ('loved the look, 'felt tho like my knees were nearly up to the bars). 'Oddly, when I rode the mag wheel variant, it felt...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
and least we forget, Triumph wasn't the only one...

and least we forget, Triumph wasn't the only one bringing out a Bonnie in the late '50's:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w55/rider33-pix/b2d85dd634a0ed1e8739d2498a71d593.jpg
('58 Pontiac...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
'spokes & chrome fenders just really seem to go...

'spokes & chrome fenders just really seem to go together don't they? That was something the W650 got right from the start.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
3 special editions for 2015. I've not tended to...

3 special editions for 2015. I've not tended to be a fan of those in the past but the T214 (as in 214 MPH at Bonneville in 1956) is looking pretty good:
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,084
Posted By rider33
All Things Bonneville

Given the lenght of production, the number of variations & the shear number of them out there, it's high time we have a Triumph Bonneville thread. My take: not the fastest, not the lightest but one...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,346
Posted By rider33
I actually prefer the look of spokes but every...

I actually prefer the look of spokes but every time I'd ride a new Bonnie with them, It just never felt quite right. Then a very clean, used mag wheel Bonnie showed up at my dealer, so I took it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 59,309
Posted By rider33
so the ST has been in production for something...

so the ST has been in production for something like 24 years and it still doesn't have cruise but Honda adds it in year two for the F6B? These things must be selling better than I thought.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 134,904
Posted By rider33
in '73 I had an RD but I think I would have...

in '73 I had an RD but I think I would have traded you for that. I think there is a Scout in your future. 'Ride one, a cruiser with an actual top end, 'significant grin factor:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,008
Posted By rider33
I'm not a big believer in CU but its apt to be...

I'm not a big believer in CU but its apt to be quite a bit more predictive than random internet ravings.
It also tends to line up with my personal experience: all of the big 4 pretty good, model...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 317,667
Posted By rider33
For a big girl, she dances pretty well down BLM...

For a big girl, she dances pretty well down BLM roads:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w55/rider33-pix/707ff2465efd0866ecd470ff1c094592.jpg
(Valley of The Gods, UT)

'sort of blows the mind...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 134,904
Posted By rider33
'bummer. They are not bad to look at but they...

'bummer. They are not bad to look at but they are a lot more fun to ride as the point-of-difference becomes abundantly obvious once you turn the go-stick past 5,000 RPM.
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 134,904
Posted By rider33
the demo fleet I hit (Twin Cites) had 6 of them....

the demo fleet I hit (Twin Cites) had 6 of them. It was just coming back from Strugis but I 'd be surprised if they'd pull their newest, hottest model from the lineup. Given the number of...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,462
Posted By rider33
many marine engines advise against the use of...

many marine engines advise against the use of ethanol blended fuels. As a result, quite a few gas station near recreational lakes & rivers will tend to sell at least one flavor of pure gas,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By rider33
this. There is a great big world of bikes out...

this. There is a great big world of bikes out there and all have their charms. A different engine in a different frame will give you a very different riding experience. The Bonnie's are well...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 134,904
Posted By rider33
I had a chance to ride one in the demo fleet...

I had a chance to ride one in the demo fleet today. All in all I'd say it's more impressive in person than in photos but if you really want to be impressed, ride one. It has that long wheelbase...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,146
Posted By rider33
actually, I owned a couple of KLR's, 'loved...

actually, I owned a couple of KLR's, 'loved them. More room than a DR and a lot more range. Mine were pre-Tupperware (before 2009 remodel) but about the only thing you'd hurt when you dropped them...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,146
Posted By rider33
I have a Bonnie, my son has a DR and I've put...

I have a Bonnie, my son has a DR and I've put thousands of miles on both. A Goldwing can handle a dirt road so the question becomes one of intendeded use. 70%+ street, get the Bonnie, smooth,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 33,274
Posted By rider33
If you skim down to the ST portion of this piece,...

If you skim down to the ST portion of this piece, you'll get your answer from a guy who aught to know, the shimming of the swing arm. To my knowledge, that was fixed in later models. The ST1300...
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