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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Starchamp
If anybody's interested in a tall SC seat, I've...

If anybody's interested in a tall SC seat, I've got one that I've just been too lazy to post an ad for.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 98,539
Posted By Starchamp
That's not a windscreen.

That's not a windscreen.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Starchamp
Same thoughts here; I'm curious about the rear...

Same thoughts here; I'm curious about the rear polyamide subframe and its ability to handle gear through rough terrain. Unfortunately, the local dealer doesn't have any S models yet. :cry
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 98,539
Posted By Starchamp
Paypal will be on its way, as soon as you get...

Paypal will be on its way, as soon as you get your Ducati Scrambler!! :D

Knew I should have written ATGATT instead of just the full face helmet! :lol3
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 98,539
Posted By Starchamp
First tank of gas (for your ScramDuc) is on me...

First tank of gas (for your ScramDuc) is on me for the first person to post a pic/link of a legit motorcycle review done wearing a full face helmet!
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 801,499
Posted By Starchamp
Maybe 205, but doesn't Honda's DCT have a manual...

Maybe 205, but doesn't Honda's DCT have a manual mode as well as full auto, including paddles or something in place of the clutch lever? Seems like it would satisfy both groups.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 801,499
Posted By Starchamp
Only if Honda places. Otherwise, it could be...

Only if Honda places. Otherwise, it could be very anti-climatic. I doubt Honda would risk timing a release (even of more information) around an event over which they don't have total control of the...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By Starchamp
True Adventure PROTOTYPE

Pretty much sums up the known facts.

:D
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25,032
Views: 4,407,806
Posted By Starchamp
Just get it squared away by Roaming Rally 2015!

Just get it squared away by Roaming Rally 2015!
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 98,539
Posted By Starchamp
I'm NOT saying they're the same, just saying I...

I'm NOT saying they're the same, just saying I see his point. If you bucket them by sport bikes, tourers, naked standards, dirt bikes, etc., I can see how some people would put these bikes in the...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 98,539
Posted By Starchamp
John Ashman has already stipulated that he...

John Ashman has already stipulated that he doesn't care about styling. Take away styling, and there is truth in his point of view. Boring, technical, it'll get you from here to there truth, but...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 98,539
Posted By Starchamp
Yeah, but they sound different! :evil

Yeah, but they sound different! :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-17-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,684
Posted By Starchamp
Right? It's like cheating. I still used the...

Right? It's like cheating. I still used the heated gear, though!
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25,032
Views: 4,407,806
Posted By Starchamp
Like Achtung said, the magic button is worth the...

Like Achtung said, the magic button is worth the price of admission. But a kickstarter makes a nice backup for when the battery goes south, if you can find one with both!

Check with your state...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25,032
Views: 4,407,806
Posted By Starchamp
All of those reasons! :clap 359?? DR350s...

All of those reasons! :clap 359??

DR350s are getting harder to find, but aftermarket support is still tremendous. It's really an underrated bike.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25,032
Views: 4,407,806
Posted By Starchamp
Wow, talk about flaws and generalities, where to...

Wow, talk about flaws and generalities, where to start? :evil

Just because there's less of something, that doesn't necessarily make it more valuable. They stopped making the E for a reason. If...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25,032
Views: 4,407,806
Posted By Starchamp
I think ron said 'non plated' because there's no...

I think ron said 'non plated' because there's no plate actually on the bike in the photos, and you haven't added things like turn signals and mirror(s). In many states the E can't be registered for...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 98,539
Posted By Starchamp
Since there's no faring or wind protection, my...

Since there's no faring or wind protection, my thought is that the choices between fenders won't make a lick of difference in a good rain. It's your choice in riding gear that's going to keep you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25,032
Views: 4,407,806
Posted By Starchamp
KLR has a shorter seat height than the DRZ, but...

KLR has a shorter seat height than the DRZ, but it weighs at least 100 pounds more. Not good for a noob getting back into riding off-road.

Having said that, Mike, you haven't mentioned what kind...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 98,539
Posted By Starchamp
Adam Waheed: "The 2015 Scrambler is the modern...

Adam Waheed: "The 2015 Scrambler is the modern interpretation of an all-purpose motorcycle from the 70s"..."In fact, the Scrambler holds its own off-road..."

Wes Siler: "The unanimous conclusion...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 98,539
Posted By Starchamp
No 796, just the air-cooled 1100S. Not sure why...

No 796, just the air-cooled 1100S. Not sure why it matters what I've ridden?

I didn't use the words 'off road', you did. I used 'dual purpose', as did the professional reviews redge linked to....
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25,032
Views: 4,407,806
Posted By Starchamp
Doable, but maybe consider installing the ACT WR...

Doable, but maybe consider installing the ACT WR gearset? Personally, I'd look for a DR350 for this trip.
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 98,539
Posted By Starchamp
Did Adam grow the '70's porn-stache just for this...

Did Adam grow the '70's porn-stache just for this review, or did it just happen to work out for him this time? :D

The fact that every single ride/review has been performed in an open-faced,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By Starchamp
The bare cylinder head. I think the LTZ cams...

The bare cylinder head. I think the LTZ cams have a different grind, but I wouldn't reuse old cams/valves anyway (at least with an unknown maintenance record); always upgrade where it makes sense,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By Starchamp
An LTZ400 head should be easier to find and...

An LTZ400 head should be easier to find and cheaper than a DRZ400 head, and should be a direct replacement.
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 801,499
Posted By Starchamp
This thread?

This thread?
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 801,499
Posted By Starchamp
What new Africa Twin?

What new Africa Twin?
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 801,499
Posted By Starchamp
Pretty sure he was being sarcastic :D

Pretty sure he was being sarcastic :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Starchamp
TW200 for the flotation, or DRZ400 for the torque.

TW200 for the flotation, or DRZ400 for the torque.
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 801,499
Posted By Starchamp
Must get pretty lonely in that little...

Must get pretty lonely in that little bubble-world of yours. Honda is NOT building a new big-bore streetable single, especially for the 7 people who really want one but aren't willing to shell out...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 801,499
Posted By Starchamp
Honda's XR650L already fills the slot for 'decent...

Honda's XR650L already fills the slot for 'decent big bore single', if that's your only criteria.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25,032
Views: 4,407,806
Posted By Starchamp
The high beam is yellow (+) and black/white (-). ...

The high beam is yellow (+) and black/white (-). But I think you would at least want to wire in a separate switch on the positive side, so you can turn them off independently?
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,503,977
Posted By Starchamp
The Progressive International Motorcycle Show. ...

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show. No Tux on display. Even more strangely, Yamaha didn't have the SR400 either.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,503,977
Posted By Starchamp
No love for the Tux at IMS in NYC :cry

No love for the Tux at IMS in NYC :cry
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25,032
Views: 4,407,806
Posted By Starchamp
TT has a couple solutions for relatively cheap,...

TT has a couple solutions for relatively cheap, if you're not the DIY type: http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3060/PN-CM-1/Crossbar-Mapcase-080-0021

and
...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 801,499
Posted By Starchamp
You're going to have to keep looking forward,...

You're going to have to keep looking forward, because No, there was no grand True Adventure display at IMS, at least not yesterday. In fact, overall I'd have to say the event was pretty...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 801,499
Posted By Starchamp
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_wrgvYkMoo5Q/S1OpcKeHc5I/AAAA...

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_wrgvYkMoo5Q/S1OpcKeHc5I/AAAAAAAAAwI/MtEVtG-_g88/s800/DSC04742.JPG



Everybody would complain about what a mess changing the oil would make, no room for aftermarket exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,503,977
Posted By Starchamp
Nice pic. Far cry from the ice and snow coming...

Nice pic. Far cry from the ice and snow coming down here! ManRacks and CycleRacks are the two sources I know of for Tux luggage racks.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Starchamp
We're opting to drive into Hoboken, park there...

We're opting to drive into Hoboken, park there and take the ferry across. Quicker, cheaper and safer.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,953
Posted By Starchamp
I take it your screen name reflects your possible...

I take it your screen name reflects your possible split-personality disorder? :D

You start off with this nonsense:



end up with this contradiction:
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