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Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Oldgoat01
Making hay when the sun shines is great as long...

Making hay when the sun shines is great as long as the sun is shining. I've found the best businesses operate under the principle that they need to be prepared for the rainy day. It can be a...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Oldgoat01
Buying Hepco Becker Equipment

I'm not really sure where to post this. However, I am looking at getting a Hepco and Becker rack and luggage for my bike. However, when I check the pricing, I discovered that the UK site is a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
I looked long and hard at the ST last fall, took...

I looked long and hard at the ST last fall, took multiple test rides on the bike as it was my favorite of the large adv style bikes. The ST feels gigantic compared to the CB11. Being 6' I had no...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
+1 Thanks Those of us still waiting on ABS must...

+1 Thanks
Those of us still waiting on ABS must live vicariously through others. I am, however, still waiting for you early birds to get the pannier situation sorted out before my bike arrives.:D
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,713
Posted By Oldgoat01
I was interested in the same three bikes. For...

I was interested in the same three bikes. For some reason, the Bonnie just did not fit me well and did not speak to me like the V7. So I test rode the V7 Stone with the agostini exhaust. I could...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
Just swung by the dealer as they have a non-ABS...

Just swung by the dealer as they have a non-ABS model on the floor. Still don't have a confirmed date for my ABS one; however, it did give me a chance to look at the bike again and sit on it. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
OK now if you've been reading this thread you...

OK now if you've been reading this thread you should know the drill:

last 4 digits of VIN
Height and Inseam and how it fits you
Initial impressions
:D
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
I also sat on the Bonnie and the CB (V7 too) at...

I also sat on the Bonnie and the CB (V7 too) at the motorcycle show. To be fair I sat on the CB for less than 10 seconds before I felt I needed to let others try it. For me, the CB felt the best,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
Always nice to hear from a hipster checking back...

Always nice to hear from a hipster checking back in after stirring up the HD crowd on the Bolt thread :D. Yeah, I think I'll be fine at 6' 32" and a buck 80. As implied in your post, I think what...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
Methinks it was trying to find a happy medium...

Methinks it was trying to find a happy medium between sport bike ergos where you have a forward lean and legs tucked back and a more neutral position with no lean and no bend. Remember this is a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
As I'm sure you know, the North American model...

As I'm sure you know, the North American model has a higher seat height than the 2010 model used by Cycle Ergos. Probably not going to make a lot of difference as I think the NA model is only about...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
At 6' with 32" inseam this is my concern, based...

At 6' with 32" inseam this is my concern, based on sitting on the bike for all of about 10 secs at the show. The seat pictured on this thread, which is completely flat, is supposed to add an inch...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
I also wonder how those guys enjoy riding with...

I also wonder how those guys enjoy riding with crap flying at their face. Of course, it's the same with those wearing t-shirt and shorts. When I was about 11, I went flying down a gravel hill on my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
LOL As a big Zappa fan in my youth (very...

LOL As a big Zappa fan in my youth (very underrated musician IMHO) I thought the exact same thing
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
I agree! Now what I want to know is what...

I agree!

Now what I want to know is what kind of oil we ought to be using in this bike :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
I called three dealers and ran into one that...

I called three dealers and ran into one that wanted full price plus doc fees. The others provided a reasonable discount, so I went with one of them. I have had no experience with any of the dealers...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
nice job on the pics Thanks

nice job on the pics
Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
+1 As a 6' 32"er myself, my one concern is...

+1 As a 6' 32"er myself, my one concern is size. I did get to sit on one for about 10 secs at the motorcycle show and I thought the fit was going to be fine; however, I was pleased to hear it fit...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
Although we've never met in person, I feel that I...

Although we've never met in person, I feel that I know you and I think of you as a friend held together by a common bond of the CB. Given this strong bond, I've decided to make a most gracious...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
I'm curious. Where is the dealer? As I've...

I'm curious. Where is the dealer? As I've stated before, at 6' and 32" inseam, I felt I was at the outer limit of fit and may well look at the higher seat. However, I am coming off an '07 BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 03:57 PM
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Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
+1 Anxious to hear your take

+1 Anxious to hear your take
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
I kinda figured it was but was hoping otherwise...

I kinda figured it was but was hoping otherwise since they initially said non-ABS March, ABS April... Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
I'm sure it's stated elsewhere in this thread but...

I'm sure it's stated elsewhere in this thread but is that ABS or non-ABS?
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
+1 AND I figure in either case it will make me...

+1
AND I figure in either case it will make me a pioneer, even a hipster, in which case I can then go purchase a Bolt! :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
One to two weeks from CA to Texas? Even if a...

One to two weeks from CA to Texas? Even if a less-than-load operation where they are picking up and dropping stuff along the way, it's hard to believe it could take two weeks. I would have...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
You're right it's not cheap although I found them...

You're right it's not cheap although I found them for $665. They are more than I'd like to spend and I wish they were a bit bigger (but that's the challenge balancing the capacity against overall...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
:clap Ding Ding Ding... we have a winner Thanks

:clap Ding Ding Ding... we have a winner
Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
Hmm, I may try to give that a shot Thanks

Hmm, I may try to give that a shot Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
Although they look similar to the Gobi, the ones...

Although they look similar to the Gobi, the ones in the pic are quite a bit smaller and appear to be a fabric cover
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
Yeah, I've tried a variety of search combinations...

Yeah, I've tried a variety of search combinations although I'm not sure I tried what you have suggested. Even tried focusing on japanese sites with no luck. I'll play around some more.
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
I still want to know what these are (from p.127) ...

I still want to know what these are (from p.127)
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q278/balou44/photo-11.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
The problem is that Griso SE Tenni is one of the...

The problem is that Griso SE Tenni is one of the best looking bikes I've ever seen. The lines coupled with the green and brown are amazing so there is a natural tendency to recreate the look....
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
+1 First thing I did when I saw that pic was put...

+1 First thing I did when I saw that pic was put my thumb over the topbox so I could see what it looks like.
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
Thanks twas I asking about luggage. I've never...

Thanks twas I asking about luggage. I've never been a fan of a top box, just seems to spoil the lines on a bike although that squared look of the second one may be fine. However, I'm really after...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,901
Posted By Oldgoat01
I always wonder how many people just grin and...

I always wonder how many people just grin and bear it. I just put a deposit down on a new bike (not a Ducati). I checked with three dealers. Two were within $100 of each other, the third was about...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
To heck with the fender. I need y'all to be...

To heck with the fender. I need y'all to be working on identifying the best luggage and windshield options. :D And for those getting the non-ABS model, you will have a good thirty days to test...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
In my feeble way of thinking, I am fine with the...

In my feeble way of thinking, I am fine with the demise. The only negatives to its demise are lack of on-going product support and lack of aftermarket products. I'm not at all worried about the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
I see you are in Asheville. I'm in Charlotte so...

I see you are in Asheville. I'm in Charlotte so if you get one, I'll drive up there AND make the call to Guinness so they can confirm the record for the most CB1100's in the same location! Then we...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
P T Barnum was right...this is my minute

As in a sucker is born every minute. I went ahead and placed my deposit for an ABS variety. Was told April but the dealer also said you never really know. I was their first CB1100, which surprised...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 695,236
Posted By Oldgoat01
:huh That's just crazy talk there. Can you...

:huh That's just crazy talk there. Can you imagine what the annual sales of H-D would be if everyone thought that way?

Back on topic. Per my earlier post and in response to another, I am 6' in...
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