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Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,186
Posted By rancox
Road Bike for Shorter Person

My wife is 5'4" and rode a BMW R1150R. It was a challenge at stops and very slow speeds. We sold the 1150 and bought a 2012 F800R with the low seat option and she loved it - light and totally in...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,714
Posted By rancox
Smaller bike

I have a 98 Speed Triple with Traxxion AK 20's and Penske rear and a K1300 GT. My wife has an F800R a d she quit riding after our friend was paralyzed in an accident at Roebling Road.

I keep...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By rancox
Sustainable Crash Bars

Just be sure that you do not buy the new crasbars that are made from "re-cycled shock shafts".

Just kidding around & yes I do own 2 BMW's. The fire extinguisher is locked and loaded by the tablet....
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,644
Posted By rancox
Thumb Government Aid for MOTORCYLISTS

On his way out, Obama will make motorcycle purchases including license fees, insurance, farkles,riding accessories, and maintenance 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE!!!!!!!!!! :

Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,127
Posted By rancox
Wink Farkling

Farkling is a common and progressive disease amongst the motorcycle community. Side effects include financial losses and marital discord that could lead to seperation or divorce.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,570
Posted By rancox

Get a used Triumph Speed Triple. I have a 98 that I bought new and I still love. I am the older guy @ 60 with the youngsters that I ride with. Will hang with the Sportsbikes and can ride all day....
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 53,977
Posted By rancox
Laugh Could be Carrot Top

Maybe CT has gone electric???? :norton:evil:D:huh

Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,574
Posted By rancox

Bought a 1998 new = BMW Badass Black with Corbin gunfighter piped in white. Fox shocks front and rear, etc.

Road it 55,000 miles and loved it. Sport tourer and fun twisty bike.Will always have a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,226
Posted By rancox
Harley RK

I have 3 sportier bikes - Speed 3, F800R, and K1300GT. I always start off on the RK riding leisurely- like I told my wife I would to justify another bike. After a few curves, I am in the rythym and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 218,869
Posted By rancox

Rode F800R 350 miles in NC mtns Saturday. Cool in morning -enjoyed heated grips.

I am 59, rode with young bucks on hyabusa, new r1, and wc gs -all are good riders. The 800 led a very brisk pace...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 125,438
Posted By rancox

I have an f800r, k13 gt, and speed triple. I inherited the f800r when my wife gave up riding.

I really enjoy riding that bike in the NC mountains - have been several 400+ days - no problem. My...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,870
Posted By rancox
Multiple Toys

I have 4 and believe 2 is the best combo. Have K1300 GT, T509 Speed Triple, HD Road King Classic, and F800R. Best 2 for me are K and Speed 3.

Time is the issue - work seems to keep getting in the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4,646
Views: 561,005
Posted By rancox

Fyi - Riders Hill in Dohlonegha, Ga will be dealer in 2014. Great location to ride to and check them out!
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By rancox
K bike

I have been riding for many years -now own 4 bikes = Speed Triple, Road King, F800R, and 2009 K1300 GT. Love them all and they are all different.

K1300 - really enjoy riding. Rode 520 miles on Sat...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By rancox

Not a lady rider but bought a 2002 for my wife. She is a very good rider.

She is 5'4". Only problem was slow speed maneuvers and parking, gravel, etc. She had low seat and built-up boots and still...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,130
Posted By rancox
1995 r1100 rsl

Had 1995 RSL -rode 57, 000 miles - only had to replace master cylinder - could not be rebuilt. Aftermarket shocks, staintune pipe, aeroflow shield, sticky buns, and you have a nice sport tourer that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,638
Posted By rancox

I bought my wife an 2012 F800R - I have a Speed Triple. She does not ride as much as me, so I ride the F quite a bit. I have grown to love that bike. It is so light and handles great. My Speed 3 has...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 218,869
Posted By rancox
Rode my wifes new F800R - 1600 miles on it -...

Rode my wifes new F800R - 1600 miles on it - Saturday in Western, NC - 300 miles total - 120 on interstate and the rest twisties.

Love the looks (red/silver) and feel of the bike - weight,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,526
Posted By rancox
Old Enough to Know Better

Riding 178 in South Carolina a few years ago with one of my 25 year old friends. He was on a 900 SS and I was on my Speed Triple - we were in full leathers. Passed a big Dodge Pup on the double...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,311
Posted By rancox
Had a 2002 R1150 R until last month. Sold it and...

Had a 2002 R1150 R until last month. Sold it and bought wife F800R for lower weight.

Items of concern:
1. Fuel disconnects - get Beemer Boneyard kit and replace factory plastic crap.
2. Starter...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 26,455
Posted By rancox
2004 Road King Classic - the Classic has...

2004 Road King Classic - the Classic has Electronic Cruise that is spot on! Put on Cee Baileys screen and Mustang Seat - can go from 2 up tourer to single rider cruiser in 10 minutes. Has nice 50's...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,032
Posted By rancox
Check out Honda Magna - nice 750 V4 - good...

Check out Honda Magna - nice 750 V4 - good handling. A set of pipes and the V4 comes alive! (alive!@gold)

Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,292
Posted By rancox
Thumb I wish to THANK EVERYONE for the excellent...

I wish to THANK EVERYONE for the excellent suggestions. We loooked at a number of new and used bikes and finally settlted on a red/silver BMW F800R - it fit her best and she is most comfortable with...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By rancox
Speed Triple with aftermarket exhaust - the...

Speed Triple with aftermarket exhaust - the harder I spamk her - the lowder she howls! :evil:rofl

Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,292
Posted By rancox
Lightweight, lower bikes that handle for women?

Hi all:

My lovely wife has been an avid rider for approximately 12 years. She is 5ft 4 in. and started out on a Honda Magna. After scraping the pegs off of the Magna, we determined she was ready...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 18,043
Posted By rancox
I am 55 and own 3 bikes - a Road King, BMW...

I am 55 and own 3 bikes - a Road King, BMW R1150R, and Triumph Speed 3. I like my Road King, but I am NOT interested in chrome, doo rags, tank tops, etc. I am interested in handling and performance! ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 73,423
Posted By rancox
My wife is 5' 4" and we started her off on a...

My wife is 5' 4" and we started her off on a Honda Magna 750 v4 like the VFR - low seat height, easy to manuever in slow situations and ride fast. Can sport tour, etc. Great 1st bike!

When she...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,295
Posted By rancox
Speed 3 - 2up

My ex-wife hated riding 2 up on my 98 Speed 3:evil . Come to think of it - my ex wife hated my Speed 3 period:D . Maybe that's why I divorced her in 1999:rofl .

I still have the Speed 3 and a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By rancox
Rocker - I am 54 and can ride it sport riding 400...

Rocker - I am 54 and can ride it sport riding 400 - 500 miles on a weekend day - no problem. The guys that I am riding with are gong to bust off 3-4 800 mile days and a 1000 one day. There will be...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By rancox
LD Trips - Which Bike?

I am going on a couple of longer trips this summers - one to Wyoming - 5000 miles round trip in 1 1/2 weeks and a trip to the Moto GP.

I have a Triumph Speed Triple and a Road King. I honestly do...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,688
Posted By rancox
Thumb The King

I have a 2005 Road King Classic - my other bikes are Triumph Speed Triple & BMW R1100RS. The Road King is dead reliable and very comfortable. You have to enjoy it for what it is - I cannot ride it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,535
Posted By rancox
Speed 3

I have a 98 T 509 Speed Triple in mint condition - 14,000 miles - farkles such as penske shock, traxxion dynamics front end, carbon can, bar ends, corbin, etc. I fall in love on every ride - I sport...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,743
Posted By rancox
Laugh Any Pricing Guidance on an SMR?

[quote=fixinbones]Well, I had my 950 SMR delivered to the house today. I didn't get a chance to ride it yet- don't ask. This R version is way cool with its black swing arm & front shocks and you...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,446
Posted By rancox
Steve McQueen Wannabee

Enough said! :rofl

Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8,228
Views: 4,306,246
Posted By rancox
Run Forrest Run

Looks like the drive to Forest Gumps house!

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