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Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 46,821
Posted By Blue&Yellow
I think this has been mentioned already but I'd...

I think this has been mentioned already but I'd happily throw in another vote for the FZ1 as well:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,857
Posted By Blue&Yellow
DAKAR OR BUST!!!!! Watch out Cyril Despres - you...

DAKAR OR BUST!!!!! Watch out Cyril Despres - you ain't seen nothing yet! :lol3

http://cycle-ergo.com/Riding/06sm1097InRTHV2UyWsUyUy0n.png
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,485
Posted By Blue&Yellow
If you really are going to be riding 25% dirt I...

If you really are going to be riding 25% dirt I would pick a smaller lighter bike than those listed. Something like the KTM 990 or BMW 800 takes a good amount of luggage, fits your size and can do...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By Blue&Yellow
+1 Just get a protective casing that fits...

+1

Just get a protective casing that fits your phone and you're good to go.

Just look at taxis - most don't buy Garmins anymore. They buy Ipads and they get 4 times the screen size for about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,130
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Let us know how you like the bundle after you've...

Let us know how you like the bundle after you've played with it for a bit!

I've always wondered what one of those autotune thing was like and how well it would work on the 990.

:ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,611
Posted By Blue&Yellow
I'm a big ABS fan and it's even better for...

I'm a big ABS fan and it's even better for beginners.

Buy something droppable with ABS that's all.

Old lowish BMW 650 GS would be perfect.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 46,821
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Pretty popular in Europe. Lots of old...

Pretty popular in Europe.

Lots of old experienced motorcyclist are tired of the sport tourers not being light enough, and sportsbikes not being comfy enough.

They want the best components and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 539,889
Posted By Blue&Yellow
I'm surprised no one has said: ...

I'm surprised no one has said:

NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

yet! :lol3

Nah - nice bike, always liked the viffers but hated the v-tec of the later models. Such a shame Honda went...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 830,005
Posted By Blue&Yellow
This gives me the chills every time: <iframe...

This gives me the chills every time:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_7iiau5tlwA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,022
Posted By Blue&Yellow
I remember reading a story about a road-race in...

I remember reading a story about a road-race in Spain that probably happend 40 years ago. Back then those kind of things were still legal and the riders turned up on whatever machinery they wanted...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,193
Posted By Blue&Yellow
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> ...

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:HyphenationZone>21</w:HyphenationZone> ...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,709
Posted By Blue&Yellow
I think "scramblers" could be the next big trend...

I think "scramblers" could be the next big trend in motorcycling.

The "adventure wave" is still going pretty strong but most of the new bikes are getting too big, too road-oriented and too...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By Blue&Yellow
+1 I've owned two aprilias - one was the...

+1

I've owned two aprilias - one was the aprilia shiver 750 and the other was and old cheap hack I had when I studied. But both where 100% reliable and with great quality and attention to detail....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,022
Posted By Blue&Yellow
That's actually what I was trying to say - I...

That's actually what I was trying to say - I probably could have been clearer.

I also like to ride a little bit faster than regular traffic - say 5 mph faster. And I like to ride "in-and-out" of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,022
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Keep your radar up, cover the brakes, stay loose,...

Keep your radar up, cover the brakes, stay loose, keep your distance, be prepared swerve, expect the unexpected.

And most important of all - drive slow. Towns are not for racing or being reckless....
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 16,435
Posted By Blue&Yellow
If you're interested in something like the 800GS...

If you're interested in something like the 800GS this guy here does a great eight (8!) part review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HsP32uel68

It's a very nice bike for sure.
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Blue&Yellow
This one if you can afford it :norton ...

This one if you can afford it :norton

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/bikes-for-sale/searchresults/Yamaha/WR125R/_/N-60+148+2764+191

Best one there is, money well spent.
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 16,435
Posted By Blue&Yellow
All great advice! To further their point I...

All great advice!

To further their point I might also add that some of the most die-hard adventure riders on this forum do serious week long excursions on nothing but a Yamaha WR250R and they love...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By Blue&Yellow
This one has black rims, you should go with that:...

This one has black rims, you should go with that:

http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/ktm_in_pink.jpg
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 16,435
Posted By Blue&Yellow
I think what you could be looking for is the...

I think what you could be looking for is the Yamaha Super Tenere.

At first I was a little perplexed "gravel roads, shaft-drive, arm chair comfortable" - huh? :huh

But I think I see where you're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,845
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Nope. If I'm to guess the whole expression...

Nope.

If I'm to guess the whole expression probably came from Harley riders who typically use the rear brake and nothing but the rear brake. Too much rear brake when a car pulls out of you and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,193
Posted By Blue&Yellow
At any rate the FJR is hardly a canyon carver,...

At any rate the FJR is hardly a canyon carver, very slow to flick. And I mean syrup-slow-motion-slow to flick.

If he wants that he needs to look at something like a Tiger 1050 with aftermarket...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Also - don't use the akra map. My mileage pretty...

Also - don't use the akra map. My mileage pretty much doubled after I switched back to the stock map. Fueling on/off isn't great but I've learned to live with it, now I don't even think about it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,545
Posted By Blue&Yellow
It can swing the other way too. I was...

It can swing the other way too.

I was selling a DRZ400 and had put some hints in the ad that maybe it wasn't in showroom condition. "Some minor things could need improving" I think was the wording...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By Blue&Yellow
I'd go with whatever is easier to clean. ...

I'd go with whatever is easier to clean.

Black usually looks scratched and dirty really easily.

White? Don't know - might be cool but how good is that custom job gonna be?

I'd just be lazy...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By Blue&Yellow
It works fine but it's full of lead so don't use...

It works fine but it's full of lead so don't use it if you've got a cat, otherwise it's fine to use.

Never done it myself but I know about engines...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Our theme song: <iframe width="420"...

Our theme song:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tf79lOZ7inw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 830,005
Posted By Blue&Yellow
I watched it again and you're right! I just...

I watched it again and you're right! I just assumed it was the TT because I'm used to seeing those riders there and the track kind of looked similar! And you're right - most of those guys that are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 830,005
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Looks like the Isle of Man TT - great clip! Guys...

Looks like the Isle of Man TT - great clip! Guys are pretty much nuts though. 3-10 people usually die each year - in 2012 I think it was 4 people that died and another bunch was severly injuried.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Holy F*ck that thing is fast! Looks like your...

Holy F*ck that thing is fast! Looks like your standard post-apocalypse motorcycle :D

Got me thinking though.... electric bikes aren't illegal and are sold just as normal bikes... no registration...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By Blue&Yellow
If it's a really steep downhill there are two...

If it's a really steep downhill there are two tricks you can do but if depends on how big and heavy the bike is and how the terrain looks.

Version 1: low gear, modulate the clutch, no gas, lean as...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Lol - that's one crazy bike! It probably...

Lol - that's one crazy bike!

It probably only makes 120bhp or so but you'd never have to change gears!

The worlds fastest racing scooter? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,685
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Quite - I don't think Guzzis ever have been as...

Quite - I don't think Guzzis ever have been as good as they are today! I just hope that people actually buy some bikes now! It takes a long time to build brand recognition and the dealer network...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Don't worry - his 200lbs will take the seat...

Don't worry - his 200lbs will take the seat height down to 32" in no time! :lol3

I'm serious here! I'm only 180lbs and a WR250R compresses at least 3 inches when I sit on it. I can pretty much...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,468
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Husabergs are wonderful bikes - they are real...

Husabergs are wonderful bikes - they are real racebikes in how light they are and the engine is about the best there is, instant power and refuses to die and low revs. Sure - a Honda or Yamaha is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Good on you with the boots! :clap A 250 will...

Good on you with the boots! :clap

A 250 will absolutely be fun and more than enough! If you have the money or can find a lightly used example the WR250R is an absolutely outstanding bike - it has...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By Blue&Yellow
I would recommend either the Honda CRF250L or...

I would recommend either the Honda CRF250L or Yamaha WR250R - I could not imagine a better "modern" and less maintenance free place to learn the basics of offroad riding.

Forget the 450 models if...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,077
Posted By Blue&Yellow
Thanks for the feedback! I think at some point in...

Thanks for the feedback! I think at some point in my life I'll have to own a moto guzzi. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,517
Posted By Blue&Yellow
mo·tor·cy·cle /ˈmōtərˌsīkəl/ <table...

mo·tor·cy·cle

/ˈmōtərˌsīkəl/
<table class="vk_txt ts" style="margin-top:20px"><tbody><tr><td>Noun
<table class="ts"><tbody><tr><td style="padding:0">A two-wheeled vehicle that is powered by a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,077
Posted By Blue&Yellow
How does it go around corners? I test rode a 1200...

How does it go around corners? I test rode a 1200 sport a couple a years ago because I liked the look of it and the guzzi ethos but I absolutely hated it. That thing just wouldn't corner properly -...
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