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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,878
Posted By skortch
Sweet, great choice!

Sweet, great choice!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-16-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,878
Posted By skortch
fj-09

fj-09
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 144,354
Posted By skortch
Huh? The FJ-09 has a 4.8 gallon tank for a range...

Huh? The FJ-09 has a 4.8 gallon tank for a range of about 210 miles at 44 mpg. (Unless you are talking imperial gallons but it still equals the same range, at, um, 52.8 mpg.)
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 50,370
Posted By skortch
Yeah, if someone told me my new motorcycle would...

Yeah, if someone told me my new motorcycle would be equivalent to the Bugatti Veyron I would be so-o-o-o pissed off.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 144,354
Posted By skortch
The FJR holds zero interest for me. Too big and...

The FJR holds zero interest for me. Too big and way too heavy. The FJ-09, on the other hand is very close to my ideal sport-tourer. So I would take the FJ every time. To each their own...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 316,320
Posted By skortch
Snow tires. These came with our Mazda MPV...

Snow tires. These came with our Mazda MPV minivan, which we purchased 4-5 years ago. We used them 1 winter and then bought all-season tires. They've sat in our garage since. They're kinda dusty and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 50,370
Posted By skortch
I was really surprised at the 200hp number as...

I was really surprised at the 200hp number as well. But, sure, gentleman's agreement and all that. Understood, whatever... (though the official published numbers may be exceeded by the final bike,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 144,354
Posted By skortch
The FJ-09 is US $10,490. How much is the...

The FJ-09 is US $10,490. How much is the Multistrada again?

ETA: I kind of hoped the FJ price would be 300-500 cheaper but I think that's because the FZ version is so inexpensive by comparison. On...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 144,354
Posted By skortch
Well, you did ask a question... :D

Well, you did ask a question... :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 50,370
Posted By skortch
The reveal at 2:50 in the Leno video is stunning....

The reveal at 2:50 in the Leno video is stunning. The bike looks totally bad-ass and unique. (Notice they didn't show the right side :D but surely the aftermarket can fix that monster muffler...)
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12,427
Views: 1,623,957
Posted By skortch
Sweet Bike But Why Do People Do That? :D

Sweet Bike But Why Do People Do That? :D
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 144,354
Posted By skortch
That is a very cool aspect of this bike, it...

That is a very cool aspect of this bike, it appears very flexible. The inclusion of a handlebar gives you the ability (hopefully) to adjust the height and reach of the bars, if there is clearance...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 144,354
Posted By skortch
A bit too upright for me, so I hope there is...

A bit too upright for me, so I hope there is clearance for lower bars. Otherwise checks all the boxes (hard bags, half fairing, centerstand (!), and hopefully a bigger tank and better fueling).
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,024
Views: 462,843
Posted By skortch
I don't know, I really like them. In fact, the...

I don't know, I really like them. In fact, the whole flow between swingarm, frame, engine, and headers is re-e-e-eally nice. Lots for a gearhead to appreciate there.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,024
Views: 462,843
Posted By skortch
Cool.

Cool.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 144,354
Posted By skortch
The quandary of a sport-tourer... it's a...

The quandary of a sport-tourer... it's a compromise, just like a dual sport.

Evidently, to some chain = sport bike. Conversely, others think shaft = tourer.

The obvious solution is for Yamaha...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 144,354
Posted By skortch
That image is just a 3D mockup so who knows how...

That image is just a 3D mockup so who knows how close it is to reality...

... but it's nice to see an actual handlebar in there. If that element sticks (and if there is enough clearance) it will...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
I know it but only through ride reports. I'll...

I know it but only through ride reports. I'll defer to someone who's actually visited the spot...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,650
Posted By skortch
Well... hopefully it'll be more successful than...

Well... hopefully it'll be more successful than that! Didn't the turbo fad only last a year or two? :D

A lightweight 750 triple would be extremely cool, extremely powerful, and would be a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,650
Posted By skortch
I'm kind of enjoying it - you don't have to pay...

I'm kind of enjoying it - you don't have to pay attention if it's tiresome. Wonder if the clues will continue all the way until Intermot on Sept. 30?

My hope is either a supercharged 750 triple...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp187/ShakyClic...

http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp187/ShakyClicker/misc/whereIsThis_zpseb5c1a11.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
Storm Mountain, looking SW?

Storm Mountain, looking SW?
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,782
Posted By skortch
Compared to a DR350... almost any street bike...

Compared to a DR350... almost any street bike will give you a 0-60 thrill.

I'd suggest a late 90s 600 sport bike for the screaming part, CBR, ZX-R, etc, couple extra teeth in the back if you want...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
Bingo!

Bingo!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
OK, to keep the game moving I'll give it up. I...

OK, to keep the game moving I'll give it up. I guess everyone must turn around when they've finished the hard stuff of Old Flowers, Moody Hill, Crystal Mountain, etc. (Me, I like stopping here to get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
Getting closer; Trail Ridge is about 9-10 miles...

Getting closer; Trail Ridge is about 9-10 miles away.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
66.2 miles from Mt. Evans. Triangulate away! (Or...

66.2 miles from Mt. Evans. Triangulate away! (Or whatever triangulation is called from 2 points...)

Last hint: when I said a local might know this I meant local to me. (The "C" doesn't stand for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
46.5 miles away from Byers Peak, give or take.

46.5 miles away from Byers Peak, give or take.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-13-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
Gotta think it's more Oyster Bay than Hyde Park...

Gotta think it's more Oyster Bay than Hyde Park but who knows?

OK, so over the little hill there is RMNP, and below the summit is a lake named after the geological formation it's in. Six mile hike...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
Hint: I'm standing in the Roosevelt National...

Hint: I'm standing in the Roosevelt National Forest.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
Where am I, and/or what is the name of the...

Where am I, and/or what is the name of the mountain?
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp187/ShakyClicker/misc/pic_zpse75c7e4a.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 178,962
Posted By skortch
Beauty in the eye of the beholder and all of...

Beauty in the eye of the beholder and all of that, but I've come to like the 900ss better than the 851. (And this is from a big 851/888/Doug Polen fan going way back.) Maybe it's the more visible...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,965
Views: 402,957
Posted By skortch
So what happened to the Super Light? I mean, SV's...

So what happened to the Super Light? I mean, SV's are nice and all, but...:D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-02-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,895
Views: 332,351
Posted By skortch
Probably a stretch and I don't know if it's a...

Probably a stretch and I don't know if it's a specific riding area, but it sure looks like a place off of 131 I got lost in back in 2008, with the Flattops behind. I think north of McCoy a bit.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,744
Posted By skortch
Ignore the naysayers! :D Looks like Sport...

Ignore the naysayers! :D

Looks like Sport Rider didn't "screw it up":
http://www.sportrider.com/07-yamaha-yzf-r1-project-bike-strip-search
(streetfighter article, but you can always leave the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,067
Posted By skortch
There is the ~30 more horsepower along with the...

There is the ~30 more horsepower along with the ~30 fewer pounds. Suspension might be a bit better, too, though not great according to reviews.

I'd still probably take a Speed Triple. Or better...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 144,354
Posted By skortch
I'd love to see this closer to the 450-460 lb wet...

I'd love to see this closer to the 450-460 lb wet mark. Yamaha should go all-out on this one and think ultra light sport-tourer, emphasis on sport. If you are going to start with a bike known for its...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By skortch
Yes, good point. Pikes Peak, Guanella Pass, etc....

Yes, good point. Pikes Peak, Guanella Pass, etc. :cry

Though paving Stove Prairie and upper Rist may have been an improvement, depending on my mood and bike any particular day. :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 117,836
Posted By skortch
Cool. What is it? I'm always attracted to...

Cool. What is it? I'm always attracted to titanium bikes.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12,427
Views: 1,623,957
Posted By skortch
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/4500715906.h...

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/4500715906.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00V0V_c8egBVfPhXT_600x450.jpg

2002 Aprilia Falco SL1000 - $2995 (Ft. Collins)

Selling 2002 Aprilia Falco...
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