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Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 386,303
Posted By Meter Man
I will likely try different brake pads and see...

I will likely try different brake pads and see what happens.

I've owned quite a few bikes and never experienced this kind of vibration.
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 29,903
Posted By Meter Man
I'm a bit sad. Was very close to adding a Griso...

I'm a bit sad. Was very close to adding a Griso 1100 to the garage but the bike looked pretty rough in person. Paint coming off, uneven color.

I suppose I will continue looking.
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 386,303
Posted By Meter Man
I've noticed quite a quirk on my new to me 2012. ...

I've noticed quite a quirk on my new to me 2012.

As I approach a full stop using front brake I get a peculiar vibration through the bars. Almost as if the pads are not fully biting into the disc....
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Meter Man
I am in the Denver Metro area now. Haven't...

I am in the Denver Metro area now. Haven't updated my profile.

At this point I am deciding on a 2007 Elite 80 with topcase for about $1,000 or spending double and getting a 2010 Elite 110.

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Meter Man
I am also looking at the one year wonder elite...

I am also looking at the one year wonder elite 110.

I am surprised at how complicated the scooter world is.:eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Meter Man
Scarabeo 100

I am looking for small scooter. I have 4 motorcycles currently. I've owned around 20 motorcycles in my life.

My only experience on a scooter was a brief ride on a reflex 250 and a day on an...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,886
Posted By Meter Man
What do you mean by re-do the ignition?

What do you mean by re-do the ignition?
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,670
Posted By Meter Man
I understand they are bringing the 1000cc Africa...

I understand they are bringing the 1000cc Africa Twin in to the US this year.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 226,256
Posted By Meter Man
I find it odd Honda hasn't added a light touring...

I find it odd Honda hasn't added a light touring rig to the 700 group. They have the adventure, street naked and scooter. Why not a similarly performing but significantly more fuel efficient NT...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 268,378
Posted By Meter Man
I've always wanted one. Unfortunately they...

I've always wanted one.

Unfortunately they pop up at prices that are almost MSRP despite being more than 5 years old.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Meter Man
Never mind, figured out that the source is Yamaha...

Never mind, figured out that the source is Yamaha itself.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Meter Man
Where can I buy paper replacement owners manuals?

I want to buy an owners manual for a yamaha YZF600r.

I've come up empty on paper ones (only pdf electronic versions)

Any thoughts on where to find one other than ebay.....?
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5,082
Views: 1,064,548
Posted By Meter Man
A local dealer had a nice one for fairly cheap. ...

A local dealer had a nice one for fairly cheap. It felt like the steering stem bearings were shot and i didnt want to be saddled with a problem. Ive always likeD the 750
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,670
Posted By Meter Man
I was not a fan of the 2000ish Valkyrie I rode. ...

I was not a fan of the 2000ish Valkyrie I rode. But if that's what you want, there seem to be really nice and clean ones for $6,000 all day long.

I do like the look of the new ones.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Meter Man
I ended up with the YZF. Paid less than $4,000 it...

I ended up with the YZF. Paid less than $4,000 it was very clean.

Ended up getting snow and rain so my maiden voyage was cold and fairly short.

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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,886
Posted By Meter Man
How extreme is the riding position compared to...

How extreme is the riding position compared to say a Ducati Supersport like an SS800?
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Meter Man
I most definitely mean the thundercat, sold in...

I most definitely mean the thundercat, sold in the US through 2007.

I certainly understand why the choices seem odd. All of them are bikes I've wanted and happen to be available locally to me...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Meter Man
Help me choose a bike...

I am buying 1-2 more bikes this year.

I currently ride a Ducati 620 Sport (selling because it is painful to ride), a Nighthawk 250 and an NC700x.

I want/need a back road scratcher that is a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 386,303
Posted By Meter Man
I am loving the bike so far. Two questions...

I am loving the bike so far.

Two questions

The 12 volt plug in the frunk doesn't seem to be functioning. I replaced the 7.5 amp fuse and still not working. I don't know how to test the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 386,303
Posted By Meter Man
Picked up a Used 2012 today. Manual Trans. ...

Picked up a Used 2012 today. Manual Trans.

After my 50 mile ride in the mountains I have determined - the motor and bike feels a lot like the F800GS but with poorer suspension.

I am going to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5,791
Views: 1,224,041
Posted By Meter Man
Thanks guys. Still haven't made a final offer on...

Thanks guys. Still haven't made a final offer on the bike, but will likely do so soon.
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5,791
Views: 1,224,041
Posted By Meter Man
Does anyone know if you can fit Givi or SW Motech...

Does anyone know if you can fit Givi or SW Motech panniers and rack and keep the honda branded topcase and rack?
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5,791
Views: 1,224,041
Posted By Meter Man
It was Price on website + 7ish% sales tax, $550...

It was Price on website + 7ish% sales tax, $550 dealership fees and $375 in doc fees. The last two were unrelated to the charges the state requests at registration.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Meter Man
I didn't let it get very hot, but it was going to...

I didn't let it get very hot, but it was going to keep going up in temperature.

Id do all the work myself if I had the space here (I don't).

Will have one of the mechanics reccommended check on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5,791
Views: 1,224,041
Posted By Meter Man
I took a 2013 standard transmission one for a 10...

I took a 2013 standard transmission one for a 10 mile test ride.

I absolutely loved it. Perfect riding position. I felt the power and gearing were spot on for any riding under 80 mph (which is...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Meter Man
Weave, causes?

Motorcycle: 1993 Nighthawk 250 37,000 miles. The bike has spent much of its life outside. I put all but 1,500 of the miles on.

About 1 year ago I replaced the front wheel (bent somehow) and had...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Meter Man
I think the radiator fan is kaput. It does not...

I think the radiator fan is kaput. It does not come on when car is idling and her temp goes up too much.

It is also due for timing belt and the associated items replaced at that time.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Meter Man
Subaru mechanic reccomendation Denver metro area

I need a reccomendation for a Subaru mechanic in the Denver metro area. Preferably in the southern part - littleton/engle wood or centennial.

New to the area. Thoughts?
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 27,401
Posted By Meter Man
I am interested in the manufacturers upping the...

I am interested in the manufacturers upping the spec for suspension.

KTM seems to have gotten closer with the RC 390.

The power is plenty for road riding, the suspension is less adequate/too...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,599
Posted By Meter Man
You have some fairly rough "paved" roads up in...

You have some fairly rough "paved" roads up in Scotland that are more pleasant on a GS vs a sports bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Meter Man
Oil fill cap fail?

Although it isn't the GS the cap is the same as far as I can tell.

Oil is coming out the oil fill cap on my 2000 R1100rt. It was recent services.

I uncapped it and cleaned it up and the hole...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Meter Man
Bmw shop/services near Billings MT

Anyone know of a shops that can do a 42,500 mile service and fork seal replacement in the Billings, MT area? I will be their temporarily and don't know the local shops.
Forum: Europe 05-17-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,608
Posted By Meter Man
If possible, make sure to hit this road: ...

If possible, make sure to hit this road:

GI682 Toss Del Mar to Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain



Tossa Del Mar is about 50ish miles north along the coast from Barcelona.
Forum: Europe 05-13-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Meter Man
Motorental.ie is a great hire outfit. Paul...

Motorental.ie is a great hire outfit.

Paul and crew are awesome and they now are located right near the airport.

It is pricey though vs other euro countries to hire.
Forum: Europe 04-28-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By Meter Man
If it is a highway with more than 1 lane going...

If it is a highway with more than 1 lane going each direction it may appear they are traveling on the right as you have more than one lane.
Forum: Europe 04-21-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By Meter Man
UK Reboot. Need rental/hire reccomendation

I've visited the UK 3 times. London twice and Northern Ireland once.

My trip round Ireland was grand. Hired out of Dublin.

My trip last year, not so grand, mostly due a poor hire company
...
Forum: Europe 03-14-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By Meter Man
Thanks for the info. I may end up pushing...

Thanks for the info.

I may end up pushing that trip to Fall - October in the pyrenees was glorious last time I was there and maybe do the UK in may (i had an aborted trip last fall due to a poor...
Forum: Europe 03-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By Meter Man
Pyrenees/Alps in mid April/early may?

I wanted input in riding Alps and Pyrenees in mid April to early may.

It would be on a touring type motorcycle r1200rt or similar.

Thoughts on weather and if roads will be open?
Forum: Europe 03-11-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Meter Man
Imtbike is a fantastic organization. I'd rent...

Imtbike is a fantastic organization. I'd rent from them again.
Forum: Americas 01-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Meter Man
Thanks for the input guys!

Thanks for the input guys!
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