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Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 663,892
Posted By spibbie
Good natured ribbing is allowed and even hoped...

Good natured ribbing is allowed and even hoped for, cause then I (we) get to poke back in a possibly amusing way. And however the "real harley" or "cute harley" stuff is intended, it is all just a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 663,892
Posted By spibbie
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj542/spibbie/...

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj542/spibbie/i78mkm.jpg (http://s1267.photobucket.com/user/spibbie/media/i78mkm.jpg.html)

(stolen from...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 663,892
Posted By spibbie
That is almost like asking if women are people....

That is almost like asking if women are people. Dont be a dumbass. Of course a sportster is a Harley. It is a Harley, it is a GIRL Harley.






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Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 663,892
Posted By spibbie
Some extremely nice bikes in this thread. Here...

Some extremely nice bikes in this thread. Here is mine. Nothing out of the ordinary, just an OK condition 2002 XLH 1200 http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj542/spibbie/IMG_0628s.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,784
Posted By spibbie
I wonder how many people praising "smaller" bikes would enjoy a sportster?

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj542/spibbie/IMG_0628s.jpg (http://s1267.photobucket.com/user/spibbie/media/IMG_0628s.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,445
Views: 964,718
Posted By spibbie
I wouldnt argue against original factory paint...

I wouldnt argue against original factory paint that survived the test of time. But if the original paint is ruined as is often the case, then one must choose original paint scheme or something else....
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5,090
Views: 1,009,608
Posted By spibbie
Had mine a month now,

It really is a fun ride. What do I like about it? It is sort of like a 1960's hooligan bike without the day to day problems of ownership.

I took away the buckhorn bars and added biltwell tracker...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3,445
Views: 964,718
Posted By spibbie
A picture from xl forum. I think it belongs here as a no kidding great looking bike.

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj542/spibbie/DSCF0117_zps6643bfce.jpg (http://s1267.photobucket.com/user/spibbie/media/DSCF0117_zps6643bfce.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9,370
Views: 1,556,859
Posted By spibbie
Here is a 2002 I got for christmas ...

Here is a 2002 I got for christmas

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj542/spibbie/IMGP2922.jpg (http://s1267.photobucket.com/user/spibbie/media/IMGP2922.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,799
Posted By spibbie
Useful advice or free advice?

I too fancied a Road King partly because my wife wants to ride with me but mostly because the motor company's subliminal advertising campaign had taken over my rational thought processes.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,977
Posted By spibbie
If you like your sportster, then more power to ya

With most of my life's travels on two wheels, most of the last half of that on motorized two wheels, I'll have to say my sportster is the most satisfactory ride I have ridden.

I might write...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5,090
Views: 1,009,608
Posted By spibbie
Talking "barbaric" is a good way to put it. Loud as hell...

"barbaric" is a good way to put it. Loud as hell and vibrates like crazy. Really need decent strength in both hands, both the clutch and the front brake require a firm grip to get anything done....
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,090
Views: 1,009,608
Posted By spibbie
Update on the new sportster ( Picture on previous...

Update on the new sportster ( Picture on previous page courtesy of lion. Thank you lion)

I did a more thorough check of mechanical stuff, it looks very good as far as I can tell. Only thing is...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5,090
Views: 1,009,608
Posted By spibbie
Got one of these, yesterday !!!

Looked at a nice pretty much showroom perfect 2002 1200 xl at a local shop a few months ago, went back last week they still had it but the price was better. Really good price I thought, to the point...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,040
Posted By spibbie
Does seem to me that ADV gets a bit testy during...

Does seem to me that ADV gets a bit testy during the winter. I guess people living in the cold icy north are frustrated they cant go out and ride, so they make argumentative posts on the forum...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,565
Posted By spibbie
You make it sound like sales people are at the...

You make it sound like sales people are at the mercy of the customer. Let me just point out that average customers buy a vehicle every other year, or so, and have no way to find out your true costs....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 59,988
Posted By spibbie
ABS is good on a commuter bike

If I ride it to work or otherwise use it for general transportation, I want ABS. I like it in the rain, I like it at night when I am less likely to see sand or whatever in the road.

I like it if I...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By spibbie
I liked Anakee 2 I like Anakee 3 too

I wore out or picked up a nail three sets of anakee 2, I thought they were MUCH better than the tires my vstrom came with. only negative was the front wore sort of strangely, i guess you would call...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By spibbie
you should consider altrider skidplate with their...

you should consider altrider skidplate with their crash bars. very nice set up
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,404
Posted By spibbie
I find myself wanting a Moto Guzzi Griso. I am...

I find myself wanting a Moto Guzzi Griso. I am sure this is a bad idea. This is not quite in the same bad idea class as a Dyna Harley, but you have to admit the Moto Guzzi has an edge...Just imagine...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,955
Posted By spibbie
That is amazing work. I cannot imagine...

That is amazing work.

I cannot imagine learning to form metal like that requires anything less than amazing talent, waiting on godot level of patience, and ruining a scary amount of materials.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By spibbie
Sounds worse than an ABS wee strom. And that is...

Sounds worse than an ABS wee strom. And that is bad (rear cam chain tensioner is burried).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,453
Posted By spibbie
I've been through this, sort of...

I had not ridden since my early 20's (before I got married) After my youngest finished high school, I thought I could get a bike and ride again, which I did.

My middle son decided he wanted to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,070
Posted By spibbie
Reminds me of the time I rode my Wee strom on the...

Reminds me of the time I rode my Wee strom on the forest roads in Talladega forest. I was riding the maintained gravel roads, ones that they run the big road graders over to keep them civilized. Then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 122,621
Posted By spibbie
I am willing to be on the side of the minority,...

I am willing to be on the side of the minority, because I am sure that willfully DRIVING AN SUV (TRUCK) OVER A PERSON IS BAD. No matter what came before that.

I wont post again in this thread.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 122,621
Posted By spibbie
the bikers were jerks. I accept that. But...

the bikers were jerks. I accept that.

But until the guy in the suv pressed the throttle with a PERSON under his front end, everyone could have just gone home walking and talking shit and filing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 287,136
Posted By spibbie
I rode one of these today. The local Yamaha...

I rode one of these today.

The local Yamaha dealer had a bolt test ride event so I figured why not.

Although it is a low seat cruiser, it is not a feet forward type bike. Comfortable for me at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,171
Posted By spibbie
Excellent link. Very useful. Thank you. Alabama...

Excellent link. Very useful. Thank you. Alabama summer is coming.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,697
Posted By spibbie
I hope that is a photoshop

I hope that is a photoshop
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 71,412
Posted By spibbie
So who all has ridden sport bikes and adv bikes...

So who all has ridden sport bikes and adv bikes and then got a Harley? Did it work for you?
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 71,412
Posted By spibbie
I have not read the whole thread, but i do have an opinion

If for some reason, the idea of riding a Harley appeals to you, and you got the cash to make it happen, then just do it.

Personally, my very short MC life, Ive ridden the wheels off a ninja 250...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,461
Posted By spibbie
I dont like to get passed like I am standing...

I dont like to get passed like I am standing still in a blind corner. I also hate to see local guys take the helicopter ride, and worse things than that can happen.

So I did troll the AL sport...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-11-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,461
Posted By spibbie
AL 49 is my neck o the woods. Nice road. I'm half...

AL 49 is my neck o the woods. Nice road. I'm half tempted to troll the local sport bike forum...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 40,967
Posted By spibbie
Mrsgun, for sure there are assholes everywhere,...

Mrsgun, for sure there are assholes everywhere, some attempting to teach MSF courses. I was lucky when I took it, my instructors were great.

Try again, the dirt bike suggestions I agree with and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 21,297
Posted By spibbie
The local nut and bolt shop says that size is not...

The local nut and bolt shop says that size is not made in stainless, Fastenal has it in yellow zinc (coated).

I dipped the bolts in boiled linseed oil. No rust.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By spibbie
I loved the ninja, my first "real" motorcycle...

I loved the ninja, my first "real" motorcycle (real as in not a scooter). I just think the DL650 suits me better.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By spibbie
I still have a picture of my old 250 on my phone.

I put 34k miles or so on it. Never any problems.

I sort of miss it...not really.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,718
Posted By spibbie
Is ABS an issue?

New and new-ish stroms have ABS. That was a factor in me buying a 2011 strom. Now that I have it, it is a marvelous bike. The motor is wonderfully smooth, the transmission is as good as can be. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7,398
Views: 418,481
Posted By spibbie
Bicyclists ( and yes I ride those things as well...

Bicyclists ( and yes I ride those things as well a MC) Are SLIGHTLY more predictable than deer. As in, a bicyclist riding very slowly along the extreme right hand side of the road might be very...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 1,181,181
Posted By spibbie
I found this thread quite fascinating, having...

I found this thread quite fascinating, having skimmed I think 15 pages out of 100+.

I have nearly nothing to add here... But this: when I was in H.S. (72-75) lots of my friends rode dirt bikes,...
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