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Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 154,682
Posted By 2whl-hoop
new paint for 2015

The two-tone paint is beautiful!!!

http://stblogs.motorcyclistonline.com/files/2014/07/Indian-Chief-Vintage-and-48-Chief-by-Barry-Hathaway.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Also, the bike fuels perfectly. Probably better...

Also, the bike fuels perfectly. Probably better than the strom when coming off a closed throttle.
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By 2whl-hoop
One thing I want to add: One of the big...

One thing I want to add:

One of the big concerns that had me giving the FZ8 consideration over the FZ1 was the 1's fairing and potential buffeting issues, with which I'm pretty familiar coming...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I've only put about 70 miles on so far and I...

I've only put about 70 miles on so far and I haven't taken it above 7k on the tach, and I think it's probably faster than my dl650 was :D. I think the big topend hit makes the bottom seem weaker...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Thanks! It was on the floor right next to the...

Thanks! It was on the floor right next to the matte gray FZ8 which also made choosing easier :lol3

I've followed a lot of your "which bike next" type threads...I think we have some of the same...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By 2whl-hoop
After thinking about it, I decided I'd be more...

After thinking about it, I decided I'd be more likely to regret getting the FZ8.

http://bhoop.smugmug.com/FZ1/i-JV84sZq/0/L/image-L.jpg (http://bhoop.smugmug.com/FZ1/i-JV84sZq/A)

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Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I'm starting to lean pretty heavily towards the...

I'm starting to lean pretty heavily towards the FZ1. It would scratch an itch I've had since they came out with the gen2 in '06. I wanted one then, but they were delivering them pretty late in the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By 2whl-hoop
True, but they're hard to find locally, and I...

True, but they're hard to find locally, and I think the FZ8 and FZ1 have a bit more practicality to them. Also, I think it would be hard to ride the FZ09 with restraint...I've had 1050 Speed Triple...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By 2whl-hoop
2013 fz1 vs. 2013 fz8: is it worth $2800 more??

I'm thinking about trading my '12 dl650 for one of these bikes. I found them both at a dealer close to me, and $2800 is the difference in the OTD price. I primarily commute, and after initially...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 52,158
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Did the dealer add the heated grips? I thought...

Did the dealer add the heated grips? I thought they were only standard on the ES model.

I've heard heated grips work better on steel bars, like the old bike had, rather than aluminum bars, like...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I settled on the Pro Taper atv-mid, but before...

I settled on the Pro Taper atv-mid, but before that I tried a yz-bend with Rox risers. The Rox allow some fore and aft adjustment, which you might need if you are going to run hand guards.
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Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 475,492
Posted By 2whl-hoop
That picture actually makes me think about...

That picture actually makes me think about trading in my strom...I just don't know if I'd get annoyed with the smallish tank
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8,475
Views: 1,631,069
Posted By 2whl-hoop
He's not tall enough yet for a pedal bike. I...

He's not tall enough yet for a pedal bike. I jumped the gun and bought him one a year ago and all he can do is sit on it. One of the best features of the Strider is that you can really get the seat...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8,475
Views: 1,631,069
Posted By 2whl-hoop
A little bit of thread jack, but that's the norm...

A little bit of thread jack, but that's the norm here...:D

This is a video of my son last fall, and he loves his. He just turned three a month ago. I was following on a regular pedal bike, so he...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 154,682
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I demo'd the Chieftain there last summer as well...

I demo'd the Chieftain there last summer as well as a couple of Triumphs. I'm not ready to drop that kind of coin, but when I am, Indian will get a good look over....
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 154,682
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Is that the St.Paul dealer? Those look like...

Is that the St.Paul dealer? Those look like Triumphs on your right...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 475,492
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Nice little video... <iframe...

Nice little video...

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/86507926" width="500" height="221" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 259,636
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Any chance the mid-controls from last years judge...

Any chance the mid-controls from last years judge will bolt on?
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 259,636
Posted By 2whl-hoop
http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/cruiser/gu...

http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/cruiser/gunner/specifications

I guess I'm not seeing how this is much different than the Judge...:hmmmmm
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8,475
Views: 1,631,069
Posted By 2whl-hoop
http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventur...

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventures-on-the-Super-Tenere/i-mH4msPH/0/XL/DSC_0855_hf-XL.jpg

I'm not sure what your bike is parked on, but that is one cool photo!
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By 2whl-hoop
If you like the motor in the Street Triple, you...

If you like the motor in the Street Triple, you should look at the Tiger 800.

I sold an '08 FJR in 2011 and picked up a dl650 in 2012. I can't really fault the bike, but every time I ride it I...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20,947
Views: 6,001,264
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Maybe some brackets like these? ...

Maybe some brackets like these?

http://www.pjglassfibre.com/ViewItem.php?ItemID=Indicator-Brackets-213
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,774
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Well, I was thinking about getting a Bonneville,...

Well, I was thinking about getting a Bonneville, but now I can't. I'd look at that fucking green bracket all the time...:pissed
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 475,492
Posted By 2whl-hoop
[QUOTE=gymply;22885230] ...

[QUOTE=gymply;22885230]


http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa99/gymply/FZ-09/IMG_1524_zps733d7945.jpg


Thought this needed to be quoted...due to the recent content in this thread...:evil
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,383
Posted By 2whl-hoop
What rate are financed under? Did you do the 0%?...

What rate are financed under? Did you do the 0%? If that's the case just keep paying on the bike, because you're just increasing your equity. If you want to sell it, put the ads out, but don't take...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20,947
Views: 6,001,264
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Here's some shorter gaiters if you still want to...

Here's some shorter gaiters if you still want to use the brace:
http://www.bellacorse.com/bcc210.htm

BTW, I'm patiently waiting for pics of your bike with the Arrow installed :eyes
That red and...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24,131
Views: 4,388,866
Posted By 2whl-hoop
There is cheap, and then there is KLR...

There is cheap, and then there is KLR cheap...:eek1
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9,060
Views: 3,501,857
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I got out for about 170 chilly, 50 degree miles...

I got out for about 170 chilly, 50 degree miles today. Poor Strom's only been commuting this year and has racked up less than 2k miles so far this year. :cry
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 475,492
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I'm gonna guess the next model will be a twin,...

I'm gonna guess the next model will be a twin, based on this article from CW:
http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/07/07/new-yamaha-parallel-twin-motorcycle-engine/
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 154,682
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Motorcycle-USA had one on the dyno: ...

Motorcycle-USA had one on the dyno:

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/4/17183/Motorcycle-Article/Indian-Chief-Thunder-Stroke-111-Dyno-Chart.aspx
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 475,492
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I prefer the minimalist look on the Yamaha....

I prefer the minimalist look on the Yamaha. Radiator shrouds just draw your eye to an ugly part covering the radiator. I don't even notice the radiator on the Yamaha. Same thing for goofy looking...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43,791
Views: 8,348,483
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Thanks. I ordered the pegs and springs. I'm...

Thanks. I ordered the pegs and springs. I'm friends with a dealer and he gives me some discounts. The pegs were $48 through him, but I don't mind paying a little extra to give the business to him....
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 43,791
Views: 8,348,483
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I'm probably going to order these pegs later...

I'm probably going to order these pegs later today from a local dealer. Do they need new springs or will the WRR springs work?
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 154,682
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I have no idea. I'm not even sure why they have...

I have no idea. I'm not even sure why they have my #, but I'm guessing it was from when I did a demo ride last month. Are there any other dealers in the area?
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 154,682
Posted By 2whl-hoop
The Saint Paul, MN dealer just told me that they...

The Saint Paul, MN dealer just told me that they would have bikes in on Tuesday of this week.
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 209,222
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I love how Matt waits until Scott is already gone...

I love how Matt waits until Scott is already gone and moving to add, :nod “...seriously bad idea”

:rofl


I laughed out loud when I heard that in the video. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 475,492
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I'm glad winter is coming so I can cool my jets a...

I'm glad winter is coming so I can cool my jets a bit, and I'm hoping Yamaha releases some more models with this engine, sooner rather than later. Everything I've read so far talks about how great...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 43,791
Views: 8,348,483
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Do all the yz pegs need to be modified? Are they...

Do all the yz pegs need to be modified? Are they a lot bigger than the WRR pegs?

The Fastway pegs are more what I'm looking for, but $$$.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 43,791
Views: 8,348,483
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Foot pegs

Just out of curiosity, what are you guys using for aftermarket foot pegs?
I'd like something larger for a more stable and comfortable platform while standing. Pivot Pegz look nice but spendy. Are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43,791
Views: 8,348,483
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Glad your ok. Proper gear makes a world of...

Glad your ok. Proper gear makes a world of difference in walking away from a get off. These bikes crash really well too.

Here's mine from today:
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