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Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 167,489
Posted By jon_l
Thanks for the help Inzane. I think the H&B 30s...

Thanks for the help Inzane. I think the H&B 30s would be perfect for her, and I like that the Lock-It side carrier racks are easily rmovable.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 167,489
Posted By jon_l
Thanks Inzane. Any photos from the rear? ...

Thanks Inzane.

Any photos from the rear? 40s sound wide.

My wife wants a more road-worthy bike, and I like the looks and specs of these a lot.

Makes me think I probably don't really...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,793
Posted By jon_l
Solarbronco - perhaps what Grainbelt wants is...

Solarbronco - perhaps what Grainbelt wants is what the name implies - a light-weight (for the genre) sport-touring bike, and that photo isn't one.

I'd like a 500-525 lb., under 1,000cc, with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 242,844
Posted By jon_l
Make sure the tire is warm, sunshine or in the...

Make sure the tire is warm, sunshine or in the house on a heat vent or beside a radiator. Lubricant and patience, not brute force will win the day.
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 167,489
Posted By jon_l
Nice looking bike. What was involved in your...

Nice looking bike. What was involved in your luggage set-up? brands of racks, bags, size of bags, approx prices, etc. would be great.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,713
Posted By jon_l
You sounds like an open minded fellow :evil ...

You sounds like an open minded fellow :evil

Lots of folks agree with you, so maybe you are right, but wow, you are pretty firm in your opinions. I think the world tends to be shades of grey, but...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By jon_l
have you contacted Bell to inquire about stocking...

have you contacted Bell to inquire about stocking dealers?
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,137
Posted By jon_l
Lamin-X seems to be pretty tough stuff

http://www.lamin-x.com/Universal-Sheets-s/289.htm

I used this on my truck headlights and fog lights, hoping to prevent damage from gravel on roads. Compared to 3M sign-maker film with which I have...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,387
Posted By jon_l
I think manufacturers set max weight somewhat...

I think manufacturers set max weight somewhat randomly, rather than as a mathematical calculation. I wouldn't sweat it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,391
Posted By jon_l
Surprised at all the talk of FZ8, since it is...

Surprised at all the talk of FZ8, since it is only 9 lbs. lighter and has 16 lbs. less torque than the FZ1 (61 vs 77).

Lots of FZ1s used.

I briefly looked at the 8 before I bought the CBF,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By jon_l
Unless you want a different type of bike...

Unless you want a different type of bike (dual-sport, cruiser, etc.), why sell a known bike you like for an unknown bike you possibly might like?

Keep the FZ1
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,859
Posted By jon_l
weird

I didn't even want to look at this thread, assuming it would be yet another "I wouldn't buy without ABS", and "I wouldn't own one with ABS" threads.

Instead, it is interesting and educational. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 69,577
Posted By jon_l
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3889/14986826498_2f...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3889/14986826498_2f3c9cb61c_b.jpg

Glenora to Adolphustown ferry at lower end of Lake Ontario. Nice little ferry, and it's free.

Unloaded other side of ferry at a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 574,919
Posted By jon_l
Wow Bross! Jody's Stripple, your Griso? Good...

Wow Bross! Jody's Stripple, your Griso? Good job on yet another tasteful bike selection.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 52,763
Posted By jon_l
That is good news!

The DLX has Cruise control, centerstand, passenger backrest, heated grips, and self-cancelling turn signals
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8,074
Views: 1,221,603
Posted By jon_l
Makes sense, since your FZ-6 has more HP than you...

Makes sense, since your FZ-6 has more HP than you need :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,579
Posted By jon_l
Who wouldn't want the bike you described! I...

Who wouldn't want the bike you described! I guess you will have to wait until they release the 2016 models. What you want is a:
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,579
Posted By jon_l
What a sad, thoughtless remark. People got by for...

What a sad, thoughtless remark. People got by for 100 (1,000, 10,0000) years without internet too. So what?

We don't all want the same thing. All that has been suggested is they offer the option.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,579
Posted By jon_l
Not if it is an option. I don't want you to pay...

Not if it is an option. I don't want you to pay for what you don't want, but 100% for sure, I would pay for it, if available.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 177,224
Posted By jon_l
Park it in the sunshine for a few minutes, they...

Park it in the sunshine for a few minutes, they should come right off. Pick at a corner with your fingernail, then pull up at approx. 30 degree angle, which helps shear the adhesive. Clean off any...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,147
Posted By jon_l
I agree with roaming_art: ...

I agree with roaming_art:

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/assets/Models/2014/cb500x/cb500xa_12954_nh1k_______black__front.png?Crop=auto&maxwidth=960&maxheight=565

Similar weight to KLR, but lower,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By jon_l
suzuki c800 RIGHT BRAIN (HEART & EYES) ...

suzuki c800 RIGHT BRAIN (HEART & EYES)

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20%20A/Suzuki%20Intruder%20C800%2005.jpg

honda nc750 LEFT BRAIN / OH SO PRACTICAL
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 177,224
Posted By jon_l
I am hoping not to start an ABS pros and cons...

I am hoping not to start an ABS pros and cons discussion.

For me, the V7 looks like a nice, lightweight solo tourer. I'd like shaft-drive and lightweight, with adequate power, and I would like...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By jon_l
You might want to provide more details about the...

You might want to provide more details about the machine you have.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 41,222
Posted By jon_l
not new, but I don't think posted here yet...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/9625735176_7e3efc129f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fEApHj)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/9614903891_874640af91_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fDCTX2)
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,579
Posted By jon_l
I wonder if they made an error? The ergos on...

I wonder if they made an error? The ergos on cycle-ergo don't seem to track with the photos we are seeing.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,579
Posted By jon_l
Ah, I see, you're right of course. Thanks. ...

Ah, I see, you're right of course. Thanks.
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http://images.bwbx.io/cms/2014-08-01/0801-Indian-scout-970-630x420.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,579
Posted By jon_l
Cool looking bike. Weird looking chain, and that...

Cool looking bike. Weird looking chain, and that fairing looks like it could slice you up.
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,387
Posted By jon_l
Are you planning to sell one of them Brett? A...

Are you planning to sell one of them Brett? A few months ago I would have bet you would keep the TU, but now my money would be on the SR. Since you like the TU better 2-up, my guess is you'll keep...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,918
Posted By jon_l
I had a DL650, and I felt the same as you about...

I had a DL650, and I felt the same as you about it.

I don't see why a DL1000 would be any better on gravel than your SV. Couldn't you cange tires on the SV to something more gravel-worthy?
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,387
Posted By jon_l
RocketMan - That map is a cool way to share your...

RocketMan - That map is a cool way to share your route.

I was born and raised in Charlottesville, and know that you have some great riding in your part of the country.
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,806
Posted By jon_l
I agree. Of course my Taurus and your Camry...

I agree. Of course my Taurus and your Camry might be different things for different folks.

I still love my CBF in year #4. A record for me to keep a bike. To others, it is a Maytag. I sold a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,806
Posted By jon_l
Well said. Doesn't anyone ride to see...

Well said.

Doesn't anyone ride to see things and go places? I am happy that my Honda and Yamaha (knock on wood) take me where I want (and have time) to go, without failing to start, or leaving...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 161,048
Posted By jon_l
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14826575160_17...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14826575160_17e89dda5a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oAb5fd)

Small town - Chatsworth, Ontario post office on Saturday afternoon ride.
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,579
Posted By jon_l
Freight and Shipping are not really the same...

Freight and Shipping are not really the same thing at all with respect to new vehicles.

Ford charges the same freight charge for a truck bought 1 mile from the plant where it was assembled as...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,498
Posted By jon_l
http://www.zr-7.com/Images/zr7ssilver3.jpg I...

http://www.zr-7.com/Images/zr7ssilver3.jpg

I always wanted one of these. Sporty, but comfy. Cheap.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/935/images/130923@Suzuki-GSF1200-Bandi.jpgandit

As...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,498
Posted By jon_l
No. Great bike, but thrills are hard to come...

No.

Great bike, but thrills are hard to come by.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 206,387
Posted By jon_l
Looks very cool! There is a section for...

Looks very cool!

There is a section for Vendors on this site.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44,787
Views: 8,658,311
Posted By jon_l
Shalpher - the geometry doesn't support the same...

Shalpher - the geometry doesn't support the same amount of lowering front and rear. I lowered the rear more than the front. I believe you wrote 1/2" rear, 3/4" front? I would lower the forks in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 177,224
Posted By jon_l
I hear you. Matte paint is something I have no...

I hear you. Matte paint is something I have no experience with. But Lamin-X (& 3M as well as others) makes film to be used as a "hood bra" to prevent stone chips. I cannot imagine anyone looking...
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