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Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By Joe S.
Looking at R1100RT

I'm looking at a 1996 R1100RT. The bike is a one owner, what I would call very good condition, appears to have fallen over in a parking lot (which is what the owner says and I believe him) with some...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By Joe S.
k75 short fuel range

I have a friend who has a BMW K75, around a 1992 I believe with about 30k.
It runs like a clock as evidenced by a recent 2000 mile trip he and I did but it does have a curiousity.
The bike will run...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By Joe S.
Thanks for all the assistance on this thread. I...

Thanks for all the assistance on this thread.
I had a chance to ride both the 650 and 400. The 650 is indeed an impressive machine. If someone told me I could never ride a motorcycle again I would...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By Joe S.
Thanks for the thoughts. I see using the scooter...

Thanks for the thoughts. I see using the scooter on a trip as a one time thing, if I was getting out of motorcycles I probably would get the 650. For what I am going to do 95% of the time I think...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By Joe S.
Thinking of a Burgman

I find myself in an odd spot. I recently tweaked my neck in a way that is manifesting itself in left arm pain. I believe it will resolve eventually with physical therapy but I certainly can't ride...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,570
Posted By Joe S.
I liked the Road Glide when i rented it. Years...

I liked the Road Glide when i rented it. Years back I hated the look of the shark nose fairing. Recently, when they took off all the chrome trim and went to the single tone paint schemes I found it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 97,281
Views: 18,429,141
Posted By Joe S.
I'd say the seat. If riding is no fun then you...

I'd say the seat. If riding is no fun then you need to do something to make it fun and the GPS is a small part of that.
I had mine done by Renazco, based on what I read here, seems like an...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,570
Posted By Joe S.
Could you comment on the wind protection on the...

Could you comment on the wind protection on the Road Glide?
I rented one for a day a year or so ago and was pretty impressed, it seemed fairly calm behind the fairing up to about 75 or so, then it...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By Joe S.
I have to admit I have no real clue about picking...

I have to admit I have no real clue about picking what is going to be the future collectable.
I have noticed that by and large, japanese cars don't seem to do much in the collector market.
If I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,938
Posted By Joe S.
I will be taking it back to them, i know they...

I will be taking it back to them, i know they will want to make it right. I just want to have some ideas when we talk about it. Obviously just putting in a new seal isn't going to solve much which...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,938
Posted By Joe S.
Yup, they were aware of it. I would have taken...

Yup, they were aware of it. I would have taken it back to the original guy but it involved a considerable drive and I couldn't see it being a very difficult repair.
is the pushrod tube easy to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,938
Posted By Joe S.
airhead pushrod tube seals

A couple of years ago i had the heads on my R75/6 rebuilt and the mechanic (well known in this area on airheads). About a year (and very few miles) later the right side forward tube began leaking...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By Joe S.
I have one and bought it new in '03. I've also...

I have one and bought it new in '03. I've also watched the SV1000 portal since day one and we have a lot of experience with those bikes.
Basically, they have very few known problems. A few, very...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,350
Posted By Joe S.
If you ever find a machine made by man,...

If you ever find a machine made by man, regardless of price, that doesn't have a mechanical failure please let me know what it is. They're just complex conglomorations of parts, any one of which...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,121
Posted By Joe S.
I think were i going to spend 6 months on a bike...

I think were i going to spend 6 months on a bike I would want to get the bike that I would want to get up and ride every day for 6 months. I do have a fairly complete list of what I think would be...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 91,757
Posted By Joe S.
Perhaps but I don't worry about where they would...

Perhaps but I don't worry about where they would fall in the model range. My Dyna is the favorite bike out of many I've owned. The fact that the liner series gets to me is my only point.
I'd like...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 91,757
Posted By Joe S.
+1. I've ridden most all of the Japanese...

+1. I've ridden most all of the Japanese cruisers and every time I find I am perfectly happy to get back on my Dyna. The Roadliner is the only one that I've really given a second thought to. Very...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Joe S.
Spoke with the local talent today, seems they've...

Spoke with the local talent today, seems they've done this kind of thing quite a bit. depending on condition of basic bike (running or not) they estimate $15-20k for an end to end restoration.
Much...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Joe S.
Uh, yeah, thats current inventory. The lifetime...

Uh, yeah, thats current inventory. The lifetime list is a little longer.:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Joe S.
Considering I could ride any of the other bikes I...

Considering I could ride any of the other bikes I have I'm not sure I'd miss the R75 that much. I don't know that I 'absolutely need to sell' the R75 but I do need to look at reducing inventory...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Joe S.
Thanks all, this is about what I would have...

Thanks all, this is about what I would have expected.
I know you are better off to buy one already restored if you can find the one you want.
In my mind, a project like this is worth somewhere...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Joe S.
restoration cost

Whilst riding my '76 R75 I was thinking how cool it would be to have a slightly more updated airhead customized to taste.
We have a couple of pretty accomplished bmw wrenches around here and most...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 91,757
Posted By Joe S.
I agree with that. I test rode a Stratoliner...

I agree with that. I test rode a Stratoliner last year and the low speed handling of that bike is completely amazing. I think it would be easy for a smaller person to ride once you've lifted it off...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,190
Posted By Joe S.
It is forward thinking of them and I hope they...

It is forward thinking of them and I hope they are successful with it. I'm sure they knew that anything that departedfrom tradition was going to face market resistance in the US so building...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,190
Posted By Joe S.
Not the way I heard it. The articles I've read...

Not the way I heard it. The articles I've read on it claim that the Buell engine was primarily designed by HD engineers with some assist from Rotax and that it is built by Rotax at this point...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,190
Posted By Joe S.
I think its kind of the same deal as with the...

I think its kind of the same deal as with the Buell/Rotax connection. Theres a lot of people, probably those who lean towards the HD bashing side of things, that simply cannot and will not accept...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 48,131
Posted By Joe S.
Those are shock absorbers on the 1200R?:lol3 I...

Those are shock absorbers on the 1200R?:lol3 I thought they were just chrome sticks to keep the tire off the fender.
You're right about the handling, I fitted mine with the fully adjustable...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 48,131
Posted By Joe S.
For as long as I've been riding bikes (1969) its...

For as long as I've been riding bikes (1969) its been in vogue to bash HDs and their riders. I've even done it myself. In 1989 I was doing a cross country trip on a Cavalcade and had been seriously...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 97,281
Views: 18,429,141
Posted By Joe S.
Okay, so I've had my '07 DR650 for about two...

Okay, so I've had my '07 DR650 for about two weeks now. Thanks to this thread I was able to figure out a fair amount of things I wanted to do. So far managed to order a bunch of stuff from Jesse,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,131
Posted By Joe S.
I only have experience with HD belts. My FXD has...

I only have experience with HD belts. My FXD has 30k on it and the belt is fine. This particular belt picked up a piece of pea gravel and I rode home about 1500 miles before I found it and got it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,091
Posted By Joe S.
Good for him, mine gets about 40mpg, sometimes...

Good for him, mine gets about 40mpg, sometimes slightly more. Of course mines been somewhat hot rodded and I enjoy twisting its tail.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,091
Posted By Joe S.
Sportsters ride rough, don't hold much fuel,...

Sportsters ride rough, don't hold much fuel, aren't especially comfortable and don't handle that great. But.......
They provide an elemental styling, sound and feel that no other bike can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,664
Posted By Joe S.
Anyone happen to know what the deal is with...

Anyone happen to know what the deal is with Corbin and why the difference between the one for the IMS tank vs stock? I'm getting a DR soon and not sure if I want an IMS tank or not. I do know the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By Joe S.
This must be pretty regional. In Oregon these...

This must be pretty regional. In Oregon these bikes are fairly scarce on the used market and I doubt you could buy a mint '07 for much less than $4k.
I would be thrilled to have your bike for that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,102
Posted By Joe S.
This may sound strange but are there any KLX...

This may sound strange but are there any KLX owners out there who previously had a DR350? I don't have many references in dirt bikes and am trying to get a handle on just how the power output might...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Joe S.
I'd consider a set once the details are finalized.

I'd consider a set once the details are finalized.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 282,446
Posted By Joe S.
I've thought about the ST1300 from time to time. ...

I've thought about the ST1300 from time to time. I keep hearing stories about high speed instability but its unclear to me if this is really a significant issue, a problem with bike setup or what. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,494
Posted By Joe S.
Guess they did. My '06 Tiger is certainly not...

Guess they did. My '06 Tiger is certainly not anything like what I would class as a pos and has had no significant issues (coolant overflow tube broke resulting in minor drip, sticky neutral switch)...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 25,463
Posted By Joe S.
I have an '01 FXD that I bought new in late '00. ...

I have an '01 FXD that I bought new in late '00. It has a 95" standard compression kit, flat slide carb, slip ons, se air filter, cartridge fork emulators, progressive shocks, mustang tour seat and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,089,429
Posted By Joe S.
When I started with dirt bikes I was in Junior...

When I started with dirt bikes I was in Junior high and went from a mini-trail to an sl100, then a 185 Suzuki an sl350 and later a Suzuki tm250 and finally a Bultaco 250 Pursang.
None of the people...
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