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Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,091
Posted By Superzoom
I find this list interesting because it's pretty...

I find this list interesting because it's pretty diverse, yet people so often say of comparing bikes that "people considering Bike X would not be cross-shopping Bike Y--they are different...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,659
Posted By Superzoom
Do you tour without a windscreen?

Do you tour without a windscreen (or fairing) by choice? If so, is it because there is something about a windscreen that you dislike (noise, turbulence, removes you from riding "experience")?

I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Superzoom
Does your bike have cartridge forks or emulators?...

Does your bike have cartridge forks or emulators? Maybe it would help to have suspension with good high speed compression damping.
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,031
Posted By Superzoom
Does Progressive Suspension give refunds on...

Does Progressive Suspension give refunds on shocks that have been installed and used?
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,031
Posted By Superzoom
Interesting points. Even after hundreds in...

Interesting points. Even after hundreds in suspension upgrades, a Sportster can still suck over rougher pavement.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-25-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,338
Posted By Superzoom
Fantastic porn, indeed! The exhaust is...

Fantastic porn, indeed! The exhaust is sensational.

Would you ever consider losing the fairing and turning it into a naked? I think the engine is the jewel in the bike, and the hyper-70's style...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,238
Posted By Superzoom
I would think a Guzzi V7 or Suzuki TU250 would...

I would think a Guzzi V7 or Suzuki TU250 would actually be great for backroads.
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,031
Posted By Superzoom
Good comments on this thread, all valid. Yet at...

Good comments on this thread, all valid. Yet at the same time, they are all invalid, because they don't reflect your needs and wants.

For me, enjoying a motorcycle is a balance between objective...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8,908
Views: 1,424,741
Posted By Superzoom
Looks like the Honda designers are moonlighting...

Looks like the Honda designers are moonlighting over at MG.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,583
Posted By Superzoom
So sorry to hear this. I enjoyed seeing every...

So sorry to hear this. I enjoyed seeing every creative step in the process. Another few days and the bike would have been perfect, I'm sure.

Now looking forward to pics of the finished bike!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By Superzoom
Wow, that is possibly the ugliest gauge cluster...

Wow, that is possibly the ugliest gauge cluster I've ever seen. I hope you're replacing that!

The rest of the bike looks good, though.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,541
Posted By Superzoom
The bike looks great with those. So you don't...

The bike looks great with those. So you don't find the looking down to the mirrors thing annoying, as others have mentioned?
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,541
Posted By Superzoom
Hmm.... The out-of-eyeline negative aspect of...

Hmm.... The out-of-eyeline negative aspect of the bar ends does sound like an important consideration, and I'm guessing a full face helmet makes it even more so.

I wouldn't be doing for coolness,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,541
Posted By Superzoom
Thank you all so much for the responses so far. ...

Thank you all so much for the responses so far.

I'm pretty surprised that functionally, they sound quite good. I previously assumed that people put them on mostly for aesthetics.

Sounds like...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,541
Posted By Superzoom
Bar End Mirrors - Do they work?

So what's the deal with bar end mirrors?

Do they work?

Can you see much with them?

Are they as good as stemmed mirrors, or are they a compromise mostly for looks?

Are they durable enough...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,471
Posted By Superzoom
If I were you, I would go for maximum character. ...

If I were you, I would go for maximum character.

This bike is a lot of fun and only shakes at idle:
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,968
Posted By Superzoom
So you're saying if the OP's wife has the skills...

So you're saying if the OP's wife has the skills of a Paris-Dakar winner, she should be good to go?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By Superzoom
That's not my bike! My plans are listed in...

That's not my bike!

My plans are listed in my original post. I want to take my mods more in an adventure direction than a cafe direction. Just some simple, practical stuff, and a just a pinch of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By Superzoom
Here's a picture of an FZ6R street fighter...

Here's a picture of an FZ6R street fighter conversion, which I think looks pretty decent:

http://www.customfighters.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=19346&d=1319594305
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By Superzoom
Hi Carter, I've seen some streetfighter...

Hi Carter,

I've seen some streetfighter conversions of the FZ6R specifically and they look acceptable to me. I do know exactly what I'm getting into by removing the bodywork, and I don't think I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By Superzoom
The FZ6R in action

Here are a few pics from my recent trip from Toronto to the West coast and back....


California State Route 1 with my wife.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By Superzoom
The Mild Adverturization of a Pseudo Sport Bike (FZ6R)

Damn, there are some genius creations in "Some Assembly Required"!


What I would like to accomplish is exactly the title of this thread. This is my pseudo sport bike:
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,930
Posted By Superzoom
You're doing this backwards. Since you're so...

You're doing this backwards.

Since you're so picky about the bike you want, you should choose a specific bike you like first based on your subjective and objective criteria, then ask people's...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 978,385
Posted By Superzoom
The Murderhawk is awesome! I would personally...

The Murderhawk is awesome! I would personally put on a round headlight, paint the front fender black, maybe put on fork gaiters, and delete the tail plastic if possible.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,653
Posted By Superzoom
I honestly had no idea we were all in a race. ...

I honestly had no idea we were all in a race. But I'm glad you destroyed your competition. Let us know when the next race is.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By Superzoom
It's jagged, but it looks fun to me.

It's jagged, but it looks fun to me.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 135,067
Posted By Superzoom
I'm not going to bother counting, but there sure...

I'm not going to bother counting, but there sure are a LOT of posts in this thread complaining about the Scout having the ergos of a cruiser.

The Scout IS a cruiser. If you don't like it, go look...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By Superzoom
Looks like Gladius styling is back.

Looks like Gladius styling is back.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,671
Posted By Superzoom
I'm guessing you couldn't really use those...

I'm guessing you couldn't really use those headlights at night, as they look like they are inverted, and the sharp top light beam cutoff would now be a sharp bottom cutoff.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,696
Posted By Superzoom
Honda, in keeping with their recent theme of "We...

Honda, in keeping with their recent theme of "We Build Less Excitement," will be releasing the 2015 Honda Civil 1500 motorcycle, featuring wind-tunnel-tested full environmental protection fairing and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,046
Posted By Superzoom
Thank you so much, Simon and Dean. That info...

Thank you so much, Simon and Dean. That info helps me a lot. Sounds like the waterproof-ness is not a big issue. I guess I can deal with the cover. Just one more step.

Now to come up with the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,046
Posted By Superzoom
Anyone with comments on the waterproof-ness of...

Anyone with comments on the waterproof-ness of their RDL seats?
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Superzoom
I have the sport grips, and find that the surface...

I have the sport grips, and find that the surface on them is WAY to aggressively rough. It's obviously like that to maximize grip, but it's so abrasive that it ruins my gloves.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,046
Posted By Superzoom
Can Russell Day Long make a waterproof seat? I...

Can Russell Day Long make a waterproof seat? I would find it irritating having to put a rain cover on the seat all the time.
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,673
Posted By Superzoom
I don't think that looks like a Harley at all.

I don't think that looks like a Harley at all.
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Superzoom
Thank you Tourist, and thank you, Craig. Your...

Thank you Tourist, and thank you, Craig. Your advice is great and will be heeded.

I've got my electric vest and grips at the ready. Wish I could afford an electric jacket right now, but I can...
Forum: Americas 04-20-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Superzoom
Thanks for the input, Tourist! I have done...

Thanks for the input, Tourist!

I have done Hwy 3 through BC before (and yes, it's great), so I would like to try Route 2.

I'll keep all your food suggestions in mind!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-20-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,644
Posted By Superzoom
Fantastic! Loved this build. So much creativity...

Fantastic! Loved this build. So much creativity and thinking outside the box.

My only suggestion would be to change the colour of the faux vent panels and scoops on the tail. The bare metal...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Superzoom
I do like this answer. Thanks so much!

I do like this answer. Thanks so much!
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By Superzoom
That is a very kind offer, ZG. Looks like you're...

That is a very kind offer, ZG. Looks like you're a little bit off Route 50.

I should hit your area around May 20th or so.
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