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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 25,110
Posted By LostViking
I have a set of E07s sitting at the dealer...

I have a set of E07s sitting at the dealer waiting to be picked up.

Thanks for the heads up on these tires.

Can't wait to try them.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 754,264
Posted By LostViking
Things are what you make them. I like a...

Things are what you make them. I like a challenge.
I see you like your glass half full!

A population of 600,000 people in a state two and a half times the size of New York. I see plenty of open...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,468
Views: 754,264
Posted By LostViking
FJR for Casper Wyoming??

Hey FJR folks,

I threw this up over on the FJR Forum. But I figured it couldn't hurt to post it up here too.

A while back I was at my Yammie dealer with my Tenere. There was a guy in there...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,619
Posted By LostViking
I couldn't agree more. These bikes won't do...

I couldn't agree more. These bikes won't do everything. But they will do a lot more than most people think. And they look beautiful doing it. They certainly do harken back to a simpler time. I still...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,742
Posted By LostViking
Congrats, I've had two a '99 and a '04,...

Congrats,

I've had two a '99 and a '04, great bikes,
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-02-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5,896
Views: 1,526,794
Posted By LostViking
Mr. Chris, Congrats on the nice new tool for...

Mr. Chris,

Congrats on the nice new tool for the job.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-01-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,185
Views: 771,179
Posted By LostViking
That is a great shot, i love it!

That is a great shot, i love it!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-01-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,185
Views: 771,179
Posted By LostViking
Haymaker, Your antics on your Tiger continue...

Haymaker,

Your antics on your Tiger continue to inspire me. This track was made with my Super Tenere. I'll spare you Tiger guys the Tenere picture....
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 99,197
Posted By LostViking
That's the best thing about KLRs. When they don't...

That's the best thing about KLRs. When they don't work, it's usually something simple,
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9,634
Views: 1,609,737
Posted By LostViking
I am 100% with Mr. Breeze, Those CB1100s...

I am 100% with Mr. Breeze,

Those CB1100s with tne Hepco Becker panniers just plain rock!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-30-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,409
Posted By LostViking
Well folks, thanks again to everyone for the...

Well folks, thanks again to everyone for the advice and feedback.

I fly out Monday. I will update upon my return. Hopefully things go well. If I get the job I may need bike advice for that part of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 99,197
Posted By LostViking
Sweet, that black and gray grows on me more and...

Sweet, that black and gray grows on me more and more.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 99,197
Posted By LostViking
Wisperquiet, or others, I have sort of been...

Wisperquiet, or others,

I have sort of been thrown a curve. I fly out to Casper, Wyoming next week for a job interview. If I get it, and I hope I do. I will be living most likely just north of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By LostViking
Kickstand, Just FYI, I was lucky enough to...

Kickstand,

Just FYI, I was lucky enough to get a 80+ mile test ride on a Wethead GS last summer. Amazing machine. The engine, the slipper clutch, the torque. It all worked extremely well. Even the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 763,062
Posted By LostViking
Very Nice!

Very Nice!
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By LostViking
Wow, thanks everyone! I was a little...

Wow, thanks everyone!

I was a little reluctant to throw this out there. Because I have seen so many go south quick.

But I must say after reading every post and then rereading them. Everyone is...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,149
Posted By LostViking
Excellent story of a wonderful journey,

Excellent story of a wonderful journey,
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By LostViking
Only Harley I have owned and it left a good taste...

Only Harley I have owned and it left a good taste in my mouth for them. I bought it used with about 1,000 miles on it. Added the screen and the tank bag. Both Harley parts. Both worked really well. I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By LostViking
I have to admit, I agree. The Roadie looks...

I have to admit, I agree.

The Roadie looks to be a good fit for the type of riding I do. It may not fit what other folks want out of a bike. But I like what I see.

It was a strong contender in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By LostViking
Rhubarb, You speak the Truth! I actually ran...

Rhubarb,

You speak the Truth! I actually ran out of gas in Wyoming with the Quota. I left Gillette after the Rally and was headed towards Montana. GPS and interstate signs said gas at an exit. I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 107,560
Posted By LostViking
It's Not a big deal, kind of like the Doo-hickey...

It's Not a big deal, kind of like the Doo-hickey on a KLR. A known issue and easily dealt with. I was just curious if it had been addressed. Not a deal breaker for me by any means.


However if...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 107,560
Posted By LostViking
Gotcha dude, Thanks for the wisdom, I...

Gotcha dude,


Thanks for the wisdom,
I guess I'll just wait and see when it shows up in the dealers.

With the cruise control,
Better Fuel Economy,
Better ergos,
And the host of other...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By LostViking
Three Bike Monte

Wasn't sure where to put this, as it asks questions about two Roadies and a Thumper. Mods move it if need be.
It is like comparing apples, oranges, and peaches. One thing for sure, they're all...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 107,560
Posted By LostViking
I was thinking the functions could be dealt with...

I was thinking the functions could be dealt with electronically. Guess not.,

Thanks for the feedback
Black Tiger and KildareMan!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 107,560
Posted By LostViking
Care to elaborate? I was thinking fly by...

Care to elaborate?

I was thinking fly by wire would eliminate the need for a manually actuated stepper motor linkage. Seems it could all be done electronically
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,160
Posted By LostViking
Never said it was much of an issue. But I was...

Never said it was much of an issue.
But I was thinking fly by wire would emiminate the need for a manually actuated stepper linkage

I am a Tiger fan, I have owned both a Steamer and a Girlie,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,160
Posted By LostViking
I asked this over in the Beasts section. ...

I asked this over in the Beasts section.

But I will throw it out here also.

Is it safe to assume that the new ride by wire system will eliminate the stepper motor linkage/dust issue?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-27-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 107,560
Posted By LostViking
So is it safe to assume the new ride by wire set...

So is it safe to assume the new ride by wire set up will eliminate the stepper motor linkage dust issues?
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,160
Posted By LostViking
I'm not sure if they are painted, or just a...

I'm not sure if they are painted, or just a lighter color injection molded plastic? Can't tell from the picture.

I find that blue XRX quite nice looking though.


...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 763,062
Posted By LostViking
I must be getting old, 112 MPH seems fast enough...

I must be getting old, 112 MPH seems fast enough to me, even with posted limit of 75 that's still 37 over.

Where do you guys use these hyper speeds? Other than the track,

I have a CDL too, so...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,619
Posted By LostViking
Loving this one. The bikes set up the way...

Loving this one.

The bikes set up the way you have them just makes so much sense to me. Simple but functional. I might add a Dart Fly Screen and heated grips. But that is about it.

Are the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,822
Posted By LostViking
Tough report for me to read, due to the carnage....

Tough report for me to read, due to the carnage. But a very good testament to all involved. Anyone can get along on an easy trip.

It takes special individuals to deal with adversity, and plans...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5,197
Views: 1,037,197
Posted By LostViking
Never got the whole "Chick Bike/Man Bike" thing....

Never got the whole "Chick Bike/Man Bike" thing. It isn't like they come with reproductive parts.

There are girls out there that can ride rings around me.

I have only owned one Harley. And I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 763,062
Posted By LostViking
Huh, now that you mention it my old '73 Trail 70...

Huh, now that you mention it my old '73 Trail 70 was about the same color as the Deluxe CB. If this new bike can take half the pounding my Trail 70 took. I'd never have buy another bike.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 763,062
Posted By LostViking
For Those of you who are interested. There is a...

For Those of you who are interested. There is a Belgian couple planning to ride a pair of Kitted out CB1100s around the U.S. and then to Argentina.

Link from Ride Reports,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 763,062
Posted By LostViking
Relax folks, It's in their Sport Section, ...

Relax folks,

It's in their Sport Section,
http://powersports.honda.com/street/sport.aspx

Actually, After checking I lied. It is only the '13s and '14s listed.
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,619
Posted By LostViking
I Just stumbled on to this ride report. Headed...

I Just stumbled on to this ride report. Headed out at the moment. But very excited to read this one.

I have been traveling by motorcycle since 1978 when I got my first road bike. In 1981, I picked...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-23-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 4,191,952
Posted By LostViking
The front right tire on that Studebaker looks...

The front right tire on that Studebaker looks low!

The rest of it looks amazing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 99,197
Posted By LostViking
Does my heart good to see this thread still...

Does my heart good to see this thread still going.

Love the New Editions!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-21-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,409
Posted By LostViking
Trials bikes and Elsinores! A guy can dream! ...

Trials bikes and Elsinores! A guy can dream!

But the reality is, I'm a long way from either. I have to get the job first. Then, if I succeed there. I will have to move out and get established....
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