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Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 141,776
Posted By MCGMB
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/yamaha/2015...

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/yamaha/2015-yamaha-fj-09-first-ride-review.html://

Very good write-ups on Motorcycle Online. The tester really like it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 141,776
Posted By MCGMB
Nice find on the vid xcsp! But what's this...

Nice find on the vid xcsp!

But what's this AHAMAY organization that's featured so prominently?????
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 141,776
Posted By MCGMB
The Visordown article made specific reference to...

The Visordown article made specific reference to not feeling the TC kick in when the author seemed to think it should. Curious to see other reviews and the perception of TC.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 07-26-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By MCGMB
Very nice route, thanks for putting it together...

Very nice route, thanks for putting it together and making available!! :D
Forum: Trials 07-06-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,662
Posted By MCGMB
I'm thinking about going, leaving from the...

I'm thinking about going, leaving from the Chicago area. Not sure yet. Trying to figure out which manufacturers will have demo fleets. Looks like Indian (don't care) and KTM (do care), but don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,078
Posted By MCGMB
Thank you for the follow-up review. I knew this...

Thank you for the follow-up review. I knew this was an old thread to resurrect, but it was the exact subject I was looking for.

Plus your "long-term" review is particularly helpful in...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,078
Posted By MCGMB
That's a nice write-up there zeeede very...

That's a nice write-up there zeeede very informative.:clap

I'm about to give this type of helmet a try, but am having a hard time choosing. If $$$ were no object, I'd get a Neotec (I have a Shoei...
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 618,091
Posted By MCGMB
Very nice real world test and analysis. Thanks...

Very nice real world test and analysis. Thanks for posting. :clap
Forum: Racing 12-19-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 60,188
Posted By MCGMB
That's an excellent article. I hadn't seen such...

That's an excellent article. I hadn't seen such detail before. Long, but very well written and worth the read.

I didn't realize it took as long as it did to find him and get help, and that he was...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,133
Posted By MCGMB
I would have absolutely no concerns buying the...

I would have absolutely no concerns buying the 2014 V-Strom 1000. I've owned several first year model bikes (two are in my sig), and aside from some tiny issues (not necessarily related to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-06-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 21,952
Posted By MCGMB
This is an incredibly interesting way to...

This is an incredibly interesting way to integrate history, lore, and motorcycling. :clap

Wonderful pics and write-ups so far, certainly a tough standard to match. :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 59,017
Posted By MCGMB
I'm with you Lobby -- comparisons are always the...

I'm with you Lobby -- comparisons are always the most interesting (and useful) stuff to read.

I'd like to see a 2014 comparison of VFR800 vs F800GT vs Ninja 1000 ABS. All are recently updated,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,996
Posted By MCGMB
That's a very interesting comment. I can say that...

That's a very interesting comment. I can say that in all the years I've surfed forums I've never heard such a comment about a Yamaha, and never experienced it personally. Quite the opposite, which is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,996
Posted By MCGMB
Excellent observation :clap I would never...

Excellent observation :clap

I would never ride (for long) without a GPS, and I've never had one that didn't obstruct something on the instrument cluster.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,996
Posted By MCGMB
Nice follow-up there Bungie4 -- very descriptive...

Nice follow-up there Bungie4 -- very descriptive and useful information.:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,996
Posted By MCGMB
Bungie4, is there anything about the bike that...

Bungie4, is there anything about the bike that you noticed in addition to what can be told by just looking at the pictures? I mean was it more or less than what you thought it would be, or different...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,996
Posted By MCGMB
Hmm, good point. I'm probably only 1.5...

Hmm, good point.

I'm probably only 1.5 Chinese Buffet visits away from the next higher spring rating myself. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,996
Posted By MCGMB
Question for those people who can't live without...

Question for those people who can't live without fully adjustable suspension:

Once the suspension is set to your liking, how many times a year do you actually go back to make a change?

What I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,996
Posted By MCGMB
Southwade, nice find on that statement from...

Southwade, nice find on that statement from Yamaha.:clap

What they're saying makes complete sense. I hope the market agrees.:D

And that front-view close-up of the headlight looks surprisingly...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,996
Posted By MCGMB
Nice find on the YT post! I kinda like the...

Nice find on the YT post!

I kinda like the sound -- quiet, which I'm appreciating more and more each day, but more complex than an I4, and without the whine of a Triumph triple.

No it's not a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,996
Posted By MCGMB
I suppose the value is NOT having to buy a dinged...

I suppose the value is NOT having to buy a dinged up CBZXR, stripping the bodywork off it, lopping off the sub-frame, and putting motocross bars, and then actually having to live with a dinged up...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 576,996
Posted By MCGMB
I think you're on to something here. The F800ST...

I think you're on to something here. The F800ST struck me as having the perfect sport-touring ergo's. But I also thought it slightly too expensive, and I've never been a fan of parallel twins. A...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,129
Posted By MCGMB
Are you sure about no GPS routes for the...

Are you sure about no GPS routes for the dualsport?

The flyer and earlier posts didn't seem to distinguish between GPS for one course vs another, at least I didn't see it, but I've been known to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-28-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,129
Posted By MCGMB
I'm in for both days and looking forward to it. ...

I'm in for both days and looking forward to it.

Seems that most people are camping, is that right? I'm still trying to decide between doing that or going the hotel route. One is more social and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-01-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,130
Posted By MCGMB
Very nice pic at Round Valley there u-s, I know...

Very nice pic at Round Valley there u-s, I know that area pretty well.

Hey, are those IRC GP110's you've got mounted? I was trying decide between those and GP1's and went with the latter.

If...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-28-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,130
Posted By MCGMB
I have a WR250R and live in Somerset County. ...

I have a WR250R and live in Somerset County. Would like to join rides around here, in the Pine Barrens, or wherever.

Let's keep this thread going.:clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-08-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,399
Posted By MCGMB
I'm with you on the above thinking. If these...

I'm with you on the above thinking. If these parks are used, and those who do (or even those who don't) shout "more more more!" we may actually get more. Stay motivated, and vocal, to the right...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,822
Posted By MCGMB
Agreed, it ALWAYS comes down to money, no matter...

Agreed, it ALWAYS comes down to money, no matter the brand -- the issue is how you choose to allocate your marketing funds. The Big 4 spends on TV, radio, billboards, internet, social media, race...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,822
Posted By MCGMB
Motorcyling is intrinsically exclusive -- how...

Motorcyling is intrinsically exclusive -- how many bikes do you see out there compared to cars? Ducati is just more exclusive than others.

I went to the Ducati display and was very impressed. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 685,491
Posted By MCGMB
I totally agree with the clean looks of the bike,...

I totally agree with the clean looks of the bike, and the potential for customization.

And earlier poster said he liked the bike, but preferred non-chrome fenders. I could see color-matched...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 685,491
Posted By MCGMB
That's a nicely nuanced view of this-type bike,...

That's a nicely nuanced view of this-type bike, and the motorcycle market in general. And yeah, from what I've seen Triumph has done quite well in the segment. I hope the CB1100 succeeds -- it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 685,491
Posted By MCGMB
It seems you really want me to agree (capitulate)...

It seems you really want me to agree (capitulate) with your point about buying new vs used, and how there will always be some consumers who want one vs the other, OK, I completely agree with that,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 85,218
Posted By MCGMB
I think you're right on in that it's a competitor...

I think you're right on in that it's a competitor to the SMT, though I think it'll have an even broader appeal based on the brand name.

Have to say, I like the looks of it in motion from that vid...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 685,491
Posted By MCGMB
Deal!:freakyIf you win, I'll ride to CO and...

Deal!:freakyIf you win, I'll ride to CO and deliver the winnings, and you'll show me some ADV-roads. If you win, ride to NJ and I'll show some roads.


ZRX had a very nice run (almost got one,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 685,491
Posted By MCGMB
Maybe where you are, but I'm willing to wager...

Maybe where you are, but I'm willing to wager they generally won't sell in the US, and agree with zoo mob

The fact that you've been seeing standards all over NOW (my eyes tells me it's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By MCGMB
Thanks Haar. I will look into those things....

Thanks Haar.

I will look into those things. Tomorrow looks rainy so not sure how much "open-air" will be done..

Today I went to the Wild Turkey tasting room & gift shop (got there too late...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By MCGMB
Bardstown, KY recommendations please

So a NJ ADV'er is going to be visiting the lovely state of KY tomorrow and Sunday.

My plan is to stay in Bardstown and take advantage of the local attractions and roads.

Right now I plan to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-06-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By MCGMB
Looks like I'm not going to make this one after...

Looks like I'm not going to make this one after all.

Weather looks pretty good -- enjoy everyone!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By MCGMB
In!

In!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By MCGMB
Walter, what's the general direction you'll be...

Walter, what's the general direction you'll be going, and where will the ride end up?
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