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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7,197
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Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Assuming they even know what their talking about...

Assuming they even know what their talking about in the first place. When Yamaha officially announced the FZ-07 as a new model on their web-site, I rushed to the dealer to see when they expected to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 1,182,444
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Well there's nothing currently available that has...

Well there's nothing currently available that has me struggling not to rush out & buy. The FZ-07 was doing that to me until I sat on one & realized it wouldn't be comfortable for more than a quick...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,959
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I wouldn't worry about it. I'd just get what I...

I wouldn't worry about it. I'd just get what I wanted & not mention it unless they bring it up. In that case I'd just say I considered their input & decided I'd rather not spend money on something...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 1,182,444
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I'm confident that "eventually" Honda is going to...

I'm confident that "eventually" Honda is going to produce "something" based on this prototype. The wait is excruciating but, the statement "Prototype model incorporating the racing technology of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
.....But, what about global warming? Less people...

.....But, what about global warming? Less people in the world has got to have a positive impact on the carbon foot print. Personally I'd never willingly ride without a helmet but, it would be nice to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 853
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Your XR will handle the main trails at Turkey bay...

Your XR will handle the main trails at Turkey bay effortlessly. I often ride them on my KLR & the first time was on street tires without any drops. The orange trails can be challenging & the blue...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,886
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Loretta Lynn's dry's out is a hurry, so there's...

Loretta Lynn's dry's out is a hurry, so there's hope. Last spring Fridays ride was a soupy mess but, Saturday was quite pleasant with only a few muddy spots here & there.

I won't be there this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 1,182,444
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
It's only logical that any manufacturer...

It's only logical that any manufacturer considering the production of a new ADV bike would watch "ADVrider" very closely. There are several great bike related sites on the webs but, I can't think of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 127,220
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
That would be awesome & I'd actually prefer it to...

That would be awesome & I'd actually prefer it to an ADV styled bike. I just think ADV bikes are kind of on a popularity up swing & we're far more likely to get an XT-07 in ADV trim, which is still...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-19-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 14,203
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Well, it happens to the best of us. I violated my...

Well, it happens to the best of us. I violated my own #1 rule of never making it a race. I saw you in my mirror & said "I,m not gonna let him catch me!". The KLR can be a fun machine until you try to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 14,203
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Eleven days after my "big crash", the wrist is...

Eleven days after my "big crash", the wrist is still pretty sore so I got an X-ray today....... NO BROKEN WRIST! :clap Dr. said the bone was probably just bruised & it will just take time to heal.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 79,006
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Gotta keep it "swoopy" man. If your after...

Gotta keep it "swoopy" man. If your after "useable space" you could just go with ammo cans but, nobody would ever give you a compliment on how "swoopy" those are. "Swoopy" is the new assless chaps....
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,743
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I've sat on the new edition but, never ridden it....

I've sat on the new edition but, never ridden it. Sitting on it, it does feel better but the old seat is very comfortable (until you've droned down the highway for 2 hours) as well.

The real...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 127,220
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Perhaps the FZ-07 is simply the "test model" for...

Perhaps the FZ-07 is simply the "test model" for the new 689cc P-twin? No reason to crank out multiple models based on a bad motor. Not that the FZ-07 power plant is looking like a strike out....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 127,220
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Well..... How does it compare with the P-twin of...

Well..... How does it compare with the P-twin of the S-10, which is ONLY used in an Advbike? I've never actually compared the two but, I assumed the -07 was simply a scaled down version of the S-10.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-12-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 1,182,444
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
You & me both! I'm far more interested in a more...

You & me both! I'm far more interested in a more highway capable dual sport that retains it's off road ability than a RTW freightliner. My KLR does the job but, it's 30 year old tech. & it wouldn't...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 1,182,444
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
My concern is the lack of engine braking on a...

My concern is the lack of engine braking on a steep down hill. Especially on a heavy bike. Wouldn't the DCT just upshift on you as you picked up speed?

I'm hoping for a manual version of it as...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 14,203
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I got in 162 miles of great LBL gravel on Friday...

I got in 162 miles of great LBL gravel on Friday & had a blast until that part at the end where I went over the bars. Watched the entire series of video 3 times now, too bad the Gopro died just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9,667
Views: 1,616,037
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I can't get this bike out of my head! Still...

I can't get this bike out of my head! Still hoping Yamaha builds the XTZ-07 but, if this comes in light enough I'll probably end up with the Africa Twin. Not ready for a new bike purchase yet so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 14,203
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I won't be needing "Lectricity" this time. I...

I won't be needing "Lectricity" this time. I finally took your advise & got a second Gopro battery & charger that works from the trucks power.

Going through the final "check up" for forgotten...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-07-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 51,835
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I think this is the sexiest advbike (visually)...

I think this is the sexiest advbike (visually) out of any others. That pipe has a lot to do with it (IMO) so I hope they don't hang some god awful "Gladius" type pipe on the production model.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 14,203
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
First ride is usually shortly after breakfast....

First ride is usually shortly after breakfast. I've never checked my time piece but, I'm guessing 8 or 9ish. I'd give you my number but, I've lost my phone. Text someone & we'll meet up on the trail...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 1,182,444
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
If it's under 500 lbs. I'm willing to compromise...

If it's under 500 lbs. I'm willing to compromise but, light weight is a MAJOR factor in what I want. I don't care about gadgets & electronic whiz bangs. I'd much rather keep weight down & spend money...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7,197
Views: 1,182,444
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
The prototype looks sexy as HELL! If it's under...

The prototype looks sexy as HELL! If it's under 475 lbs. wet & comes with manual transmission I want one! I won't be new bike shopping for a year or two & hopefully Yamaha will be offering an XTZ-07...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,743
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I have a 1st gen. KLR & a (same motor as the...

I have a 1st gen. KLR & a (same motor as the 500X) CB 500F. For anything more than gravel roads you'll have to do some modding to either bike.

I LOVE my KLR but it's almost 30 year old tech....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-03-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 14,203
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
A high performance machine doesn't run on an...

A high performance machine doesn't run on an empty tank. A good breakfast helps us all ride harder so I'm bringing chicken fruit, 2 loafs of wheat bread & a toaster, tub of country crock, 2 blocks of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 14,203
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Is the "In List" up to date? 14 people doesn't...

Is the "In List" up to date? 14 people doesn't seem like a lot, especially when the weather is looking to be so good. I just picked chicken fruit & got 48. Should be NO PROBLEM to have everyone...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
After I totaled my first KLR I didn't think I'd...

After I totaled my first KLR I didn't think I'd ever ride street again so I replaced her with an '05 450 EXC. If your half way decent off road on a KLR, the KTM will make you think you're a super...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-19-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 194,551
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
The Versys 650 ABS is listed at 476, so the 650...

The Versys 650 ABS is listed at 476, so the 650 LT will probably be right around 500.

I like the Versys 1000 but, I can't imagine myself on anything over 500 LBS. I had an '81 GPZ 1100 which...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-19-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 127,220
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
The 650 Terra had me the most excited out of any...

The 650 Terra had me the most excited out of any bike in the last 10 years. I might have gotten one if there was a dealership within a 2 hour drive of my house. I might have still eventually gotten...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 127,220
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Something like this is EXACTLY what I want!!!...

Something like this is EXACTLY what I want!!! More of a highway capable dual sport than an adventure bike. If Yamaha can sell the FZ-07 under $7,000 than they should be able to build something like...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13,209
Views: 699,084
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
That's cool I like to see how fast I can make the...

That's cool I like to see how fast I can make the entire loop without stopping & you can never do that on a buddy ride. What's Jeff got in the way of dirt bikes, I thought he only had big ADVbikes?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Looks like I'll be riding Loretta's. It's my...

Looks like I'll be riding Loretta's. It's my favorite 2 rides of the year on the KTM, with a nice flowing track that's just challenging enough without making me all scared & stuff. :lol3

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13,209
Views: 699,084
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Rode the CB 500F into Abernathy's, picked up...

Rode the CB 500F into Abernathy's, picked up petcock. Nice ride home. Petcock installed W/no leaks. :clap Battery dead & on charger as I write. Should be ready for tomorrow.

I'll be in day...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13,209
Views: 699,084
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
If my petcock comes in at Abernathy's TODAY I'll...

If my petcock comes in at Abernathy's TODAY I'll see you at Loretta Lynn's. If not I'm heading over to Ribfest.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 127,220
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I too hope for a single track capable XTZ-07 but,...

I too hope for a single track capable XTZ-07 but, as long as it's at least equal to a KLR 650 in dirt worthiness I will buy it. If it ends up just another heavy pig with an OFF road "look" then I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 48,472
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Very good point. My daughter has a CB 500F that I...

Very good point. My daughter has a CB 500F that I ride more than she does. It's a great bike & I enjoy riding it very much but, for myself I'm praying that Yamaha puts the FZ-07 power plant in an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,765
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I'm hoping to ride Loretta Lynn's this weekend...

I'm hoping to ride Loretta Lynn's this weekend but, if my petcock for the KTM doesn't show up at Abernathy's today...... I'm going to bring Godzilla on Friday to do Rib fest. The schedule only has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I live in West Tennessee & ride year round as...

I live in West Tennessee & ride year round as long as there's no snow/ice on the road. Usually able to get at least 1 or 2 rides in every month of winter as snow doesn't usually stick for longer than...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 14,203
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
We switched the land line over to run Wi-Fi. Got...

We switched the land line over to run Wi-Fi. Got one of them new kind of phones that you carry around in your pocket now. If anyone who had my old number is interested send me a P.M. & I'll share my...
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