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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,548
Posted By sprk_sprd
Irony

After reading all that, I find it amusing that you included the line "I really don't worry about someone else with road rage." Is that because you're too preoccupied with your own road rage?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,548
Posted By sprk_sprd
Maryland

Before I even finished reading the original post, I saw that the OP is from Maryland. That said it all. Being a MD'er myself, I'm not at all surprised by his encounter. It's sad but true that by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,328
Posted By sprk_sprd
Your posts aren't very impressive.

Your posts aren't very impressive.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,951
Posted By sprk_sprd
CB1100f anyone?

Just saw this. (It's not mine.)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=231072647166&item=231072647166&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,957
Posted By sprk_sprd
"Maintenance days"

Halky,

You're not necessarily going to find your answer here. Instead, continue searching for forums specific to your bike, or better yet, your geographic area. Seek out "motorcycle maintenance...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,322
Posted By sprk_sprd
Just FYI, the tools needed are very basic: ...

Just FYI, the tools needed are very basic:

-5/8" wrench for the drain plug
-T-27 torx wrench for the chin cowling and primary inspection cover
-aluminum foil to cover the exhaust (to protect it...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,322
Posted By sprk_sprd
I would strongly recommend you do the oil change...

I would strongly recommend you do the oil change yourself. It's very easy on these on these bikes, and you'll save a lot of money. You can even search YouTube for a nice tutorial. If you're not...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,322
Posted By sprk_sprd
Congrats on your new-to-you Ulysses. I've had a...

Congrats on your new-to-you Ulysses. I've had a 2006 since last summer. I would say that someone overfilled the oil. It shouldn't pour out, as you describe it - even if the engine is still warm. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11,227
Views: 692,597
Posted By sprk_sprd
LOL I stumbled upon this thread while at work. ...

LOL I stumbled upon this thread while at work. I'm itching to get home and jump on it! :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11,227
Views: 692,597
Posted By sprk_sprd
I know exactly where that is. :nod

I know exactly where that is. :nod
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11,227
Views: 692,597
Posted By sprk_sprd
Yes they do! Turner Hall, aka "The...

Yes they do! Turner Hall, aka "The Dairy."
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,332
Posted By sprk_sprd
That's exactly how I felt when I bought my 2005...

That's exactly how I felt when I bought my 2005 XB12s this past December. :clap Congrats on your new bike!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 26,275
Posted By sprk_sprd
So, after reading all 14 pages, would it be fair...

So, after reading all 14 pages, would it be fair to sum up this thread as: OP goes and buys a Concours - sorry I meant Jap bike - and then spends the next several pages passively-aggressively...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By sprk_sprd
Must be all that plastic! :D j/k I actually...

Must be all that plastic! :D j/k I actually looked into buying a Volusia last year mainly on looks. It simply has a very classic and well-proportioned look.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By sprk_sprd
Two things to keep in mind: the Volusia is an...

Two things to keep in mind: the Volusia is an 800 (as opposed to the 1100 VStar you mentioned). For 2up riding, you'll probably want the VStar. The other thing, and it may not be important to you,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 365,296
Posted By sprk_sprd
Strog, Alwayssummer, Ohio_danimal, Thanks...

Strog, Alwayssummer, Ohio_danimal,

Thanks for your detailed replies, the sum of which lead me to believe that it's probably not worth adding one of the smaller-type shields (GIVI, Nat'l Cycle,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,412
Posted By sprk_sprd
The same goes for the stock Suzuki SV650 seat. ...

The same goes for the stock Suzuki SV650 seat. It's not the seating position that's terrible, but rather the shape of the seat itself. Instead of being ergonomically/anatomically shaped, it looks...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 365,296
Posted By sprk_sprd
+1 on the Sargent seat recommendation. I found...

+1 on the Sargent seat recommendation. I found the stock seat to be painful after only an hour, mainly due to the sharp angle design. After a short time, you feel the sharp angle digging into your...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-18-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,624
Posted By sprk_sprd
From 4:00 to 5:00 I could feel the bike falling...

From 4:00 to 5:00 I could feel the bike falling over to the right, pulling me over the cliff with it. :eek1 Again, I simply don't see how that's considered fun. I can even appreciate those who...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-18-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,624
Posted By sprk_sprd
I tried, but failed, to see how that ride might...

I tried, but failed, to see how that ride might be enjoyable. :huh
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,727
Posted By sprk_sprd
Xin chao! My girlfriend and I have been to...

Xin chao! My girlfriend and I have been to Vietnam a few times and never saw any sport bikes. We stayed with family in the Cho lon district in HMC, and rode around on scooters visiting Danang, Vung...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 80,189
Posted By sprk_sprd
My new-to-me 2005 XB12s

I bought this 2005 XB12s last month. :clap It was all stock, with less than 900 miles. So far, I've added frame pucks, Gripster pads on the frame and airbox, front and rear axle sliders.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By sprk_sprd
Unless I'm mistaken, the TL1000 gas mileage is...

Unless I'm mistaken, the TL1000 gas mileage is somewhere in the 30s. You're lucky if you get into the 40s.
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,093
Posted By sprk_sprd
The Gixxer dorks will tell you that you need a...

The Gixxer dorks will tell you that you need a better bike regardless of what you're riding. :dizave They just can't help themselves. :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,739
Posted By sprk_sprd
I was able to test ride the Vulcan 900 Classic...

I was able to test ride the Vulcan 900 Classic (the model I'd been interested in for a while) at a Kawasaki Demo Event yesterday. While the test ride was only ~30 minutes, I too was surprised by how...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,739
Posted By sprk_sprd
As I've mentioned in other threads (and on...

As I've mentioned in other threads (and on another forum), I'm considering going from a sportbike to a cruiser (or at least adding a criuser as a second bike). I currently ride an SV650, and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,040
Posted By sprk_sprd
I couldn't agree more. I'd love to ride to work...

I couldn't agree more. I'd love to ride to work (35 mile commute) in theory, but the reality is that rush hour traffic where I am (between DC and Baltimore, MD) is miserable. I've been...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,040
Posted By sprk_sprd
Tommy2, Please keep us updated. Your thread...

Tommy2,

Please keep us updated. Your thread is exactly what I'm going through right now. I've started looking at cruisers and have been debating the middleweights. I'm leaning toward the Vulcan...
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