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Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,528
Posted By jeffs900s
We did some two up on mine. As noted, the seat...

We did some two up on mine. As noted, the seat sucks, and there's not much leg room. My GF isnt that tall so the peg distance was not that bad for her, but if I had kept the bike, a new seat would...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,304
Posted By jeffs900s
You might want to invest in a thicker skin. HD...

You might want to invest in a thicker skin. HD bashing is an olympic level sport around here.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 30,242
Posted By jeffs900s
Having ridden the Switchback, and owning an...

Having ridden the Switchback, and owning an FXDXT, I can tell you that it would be a leteral move at best. The FXDXT has better brakes, suspension, wind protection,ground clearance, and more room in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,728
Posted By jeffs900s
I would just pull the front of the fairing off. ...

I would just pull the front of the fairing off. 6 or 8 screws and you're in, and then you should be able to access everything.
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,392
Posted By jeffs900s
:rofl :rofl

:rofl
:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,110
Posted By jeffs900s
Seriously? ...

Seriously?

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/Jeffs900s/vaq.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/Jeffs900s/street.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,110
Posted By jeffs900s
Hey Royal, I don't own one, but I did do a...

Hey Royal,

I don't own one, but I did do a bunch of 'net research and then test rode one briefly. I looked at them because at the time one of our local dealers was advertising left overs for...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 179,839
Posted By jeffs900s
Indeed. My local dealer had a couple of two-year...

Indeed. My local dealer had a couple of two-year old white and blue GSX's collecting dust on the showroom floor for some time. A real shame since it's such a nice little bike. Though I could never...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 545,365
Posted By jeffs900s
With all due respect, I think you need to check...

With all due respect, I think you need to check whether your expectations align with reality. The Bandit is a relatively inexpensive, it's big, and yes, it's heavy. Like any bike, it's full of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,449
Posted By jeffs900s
I found the '09+ frame to be a significant...

I found the '09+ frame to be a significant improvement, as is the TC96 and 6-speed. Not that I wouldn't buy an older one again, but the 09+ was definitely a step forward. I've had three...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By jeffs900s
Plus, my 32 year old CB still runs better than...

Plus, my 32 year old CB still runs better than many of the new bikes I've owned. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,521
Posted By jeffs900s
Of the 30 plus bikes I've owned, the only bike I...

Of the 30 plus bikes I've owned, the only bike I really miss is my Monster 900s. The need to carry luggage, a passenger, and 5 gallons of fuel are, I suppose, the only reasons that I don't still...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 231,668
Posted By jeffs900s
Whatever it is, it looks great. I want one :ricky

Whatever it is, it looks great. I want one :ricky
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 35,802
Posted By jeffs900s
This again? 1 - There are plenty of great...

This again?

1 - There are plenty of great small displacement bikes available in the US - No reason you can't just buy one (Grainbelt just posted a nice list).

2- The reason other countries...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,902
Posted By jeffs900s
Congrats on the new ride. That's a damn good...

Congrats on the new ride. That's a damn good looking bike. Love those big sporty "standard" motorcycles.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,400
Posted By jeffs900s
How about a Vstar 1100 Classic? More power,...

How about a Vstar 1100 Classic? More power, Yamaha fit and finish and cast wheels. I cant imagine touring on a 700 lb bike with no center stand and tube tires.

Edit** Bones beat me to it. The...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,304
Posted By jeffs900s
He had me until looks. I like Victory, and I...

He had me until looks. I like Victory, and I think the motor in particular is superior to the ones currently offered by H-D, but Victory makes some seriously ugly motorcycles.

The resale thing...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 887,039
Posted By jeffs900s
I love the look of the new 72, especially with...

I love the look of the new 72, especially with the metal flake paint.

I could never buy one because the tank is so tiny, and it would look stupid with luggage on it, but man, I wish I needed an...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,280,548
Posted By jeffs900s
I guess all it takes is a disagreement to bring...

I guess all it takes is a disagreement to bring the KLR threads alive :1drink

FWIW, I didnt see anything all that personal or out of line by anybody. Maybe it's been pruned and punted already...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,636
Posted By jeffs900s
Yes. I went from a DR to a KLR. Most of this...

Yes. I went from a DR to a KLR. Most of this has been covered by other folks already, but I'll throw in my opinion anyway.

The DR is probably the better bike in terms of quality, engine...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,699
Posted By jeffs900s
I don't think anyone really thinks that it's a...

I don't think anyone really thinks that it's a terrible bike. It is however, another frustrating near miss for Honda. If it was $14,999 USD (or less) including bags, and had a six gallon tank, I'd...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 487,498
Posted By jeffs900s
I guess you didn’t get the memo that everything...

I guess you didn’t get the memo that everything is a conspiracy perpetrated by The Man.

Seriously though, I agree that a list of geographic locations organized by what those things are called,...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,153
Views: 592,277
Posted By jeffs900s
Just to jump in on the pricing thing... ...

Just to jump in on the pricing thing...

Honda, with showrooms stocked full of expensive bikes that they can't seem to sell until they offer massive discounts, should damn well know by now that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,280,548
Posted By jeffs900s
Just look at it as being $20,000 cheaper than...

Just look at it as being $20,000 cheaper than buying an R1200GS Adventure with an 8 gallon tank :evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,699
Posted By jeffs900s
No test rides at the local dealer, so I haven't...

No test rides at the local dealer, so I haven't ridden one. Addmittedly, probably wouldn't buy it anyway. Fuel tank is too small for my taste, and it's expensive compared to some very worthy...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By jeffs900s
I'd agree that repairing them on your own is...

I'd agree that repairing them on your own is probably not a great option for most folks (me included). I have tried a few times. I consider myself pretty damn competent with the soldering iron, and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8,448
Views: 2,034,530
Posted By jeffs900s
http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/Jeffs900s...

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/Jeffs900s/001-5.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 487,498
Posted By jeffs900s
Damn. I was worried that it might have been used...

Damn. I was worried that it might have been used before. Oh well, I'll leave it unless folks think that I should find a new one :ear
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 487,498
Posted By jeffs900s
New Tag. A short stretch of smooth dirt road...

New Tag.

A short stretch of smooth dirt road is required. Not too sure what santa has to do with a Farm and Transportation Museum, but sure enough he's there. Beaver Brook is right behind him.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 487,498
Posted By jeffs900s
OLD Tag SDA Church in Washington (King Road)...

OLD Tag

SDA Church in Washington (King Road)

<a href="http://s984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/Jeffs900s/?action=view&amp;current=001-6.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,861
Posted By jeffs900s
True. I would also argue that the other up-side...

True. I would also argue that the other up-side to the KLR is that the problems are consistent, well documented, and easily/cheaply repaired (with the possible exception of the ones that burn an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,861
Posted By jeffs900s
Not sure what's up with that. The klr650.net...

Not sure what's up with that. The klr650.net forums work for me, and are really pretty great. I'm sure the klrforums one is good too, I just have no FHE with it. I guess the main point that the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,861
Posted By jeffs900s
Buying a KLR is like buying a Russian bike in the...

Buying a KLR is like buying a Russian bike in the sense that they really should be gone through with a fine-toothed comb right out of the crate. Having said that, I'm sure that there are thousands of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 487,498
Posted By jeffs900s
New tag <a...

New tag

<a href="http://s984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/Jeffs900s/?action=view&amp;current=007-2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/Jeffs900s/007-2.jpg"...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 487,498
Posted By jeffs900s
Old Tag <a...

Old Tag

<a href="http://s984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/Jeffs900s/?action=view&amp;current=004.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/Jeffs900s/004.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,900
Posted By jeffs900s
Forget it, you'll get nowhere - this is all...

Forget it, you'll get nowhere - this is all BuellGrrrl does.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By jeffs900s
Henry, I think your first step should be looking...

Henry, I think your first step should be looking into the insurance thing. You may find that to be a show-stopper. I have no FHE on motorcycle shops, but at the auto shop I worked in, the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 107,161
Posted By jeffs900s
No doubt. That's a $13,000 bike if it would even...

No doubt. That's a $13,000 bike if it would even make it here. But, given Honda's recent history you could probably wait three years and then buy a "new" one out of the crate for $8,000.
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,318
Posted By jeffs900s
+1 Alaska Leathers sheepskin is pretty...

+1

Alaska Leathers sheepskin is pretty amazing. Looks a little weird and works way better than you'd think it should. Bike shorts in addition to that and you should be pretty good to go for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,713
Posted By jeffs900s
Wow, that's a weird one. Take the rear...

Wow, that's a weird one.

Take the rear brake caliper off and see if the piston pushes back into the caliper easily. Does the brake fluid look okay? You could always take the caliper right off...
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