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Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By MisterShandy
Just because it does make enough power. That is,...

Just because it does make enough power. That is, for what I am currently looking for. I'm sure it is a fine bike and power isn't everything. The V7 really doesn't seem much different from my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By MisterShandy
Sounds interesting! That first pic is hilarious,...

Sounds interesting! That first pic is hilarious, how your whole bike is supported by just the center stand and a scissor jack.
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By MisterShandy
I don't like the Stryker and Raider because of...

I don't like the Stryker and Raider because of the large rake. Want something that turns decent.

The Indian Scout looks pretty nice, but small tank will make touring annoying. Could probably buy...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,424
Posted By MisterShandy
I would vote Sportster (no valve adjustments...

I would vote Sportster (no valve adjustments :clap) or Bonneville.

Related: how hard is it to replace a drive belt on a harley? I always read about how it's a problem when belts break on the road....
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,091
Posted By MisterShandy
I'm pretty sure this is Adventure Rider dot com,...

I'm pretty sure this is Adventure Rider dot com, not Adventure Motorcycle. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,091
Posted By MisterShandy
The scout is clearly not an "urban" bike. No...

The scout is clearly not an "urban" bike. No cruiser is, and comparing the scout to supermotards and agusta naked bikes is flat out ridiculous. The sportster in this displacement size class has had a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,091
Posted By MisterShandy
The difference is, those of us who don't like the...

The difference is, those of us who don't like the small tank come in here and say that. Then, someone else posts in an argumentative fashion saying we don't know how to plan rides. But the fact is,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,091
Posted By MisterShandy
Would you prefer this thread to just be a bunch...

Would you prefer this thread to just be a bunch of posts saying "I will buy it" or "I wont buy it"?
The way I see it, this is a discussion and that means talking about what is good and not good...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 60,091
Posted By MisterShandy
This bike looks pretty good to me and I could fix...

This bike looks pretty good to me and I could fix most of the problems with aftermarket parts. I don't expect any bike to perfectly suit my needs directly from the factory. The important thing to me...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,348
Posted By MisterShandy
My nighthawk 750 is named 'Ladybug' because my gf...

My nighthawk 750 is named 'Ladybug' because my gf (wife now) was jealous of the other 'lady' in my life and came up with that as an insult.
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 35,578
Posted By MisterShandy
From what I've read in this thread, we are...

From what I've read in this thread, we are talking about abs, tcs, and immobilizers. Not EFI. So, nice job propping up a non-existent opponent to take down.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 35,578
Posted By MisterShandy
The only new tech in the scrambler or sr400 is...

The only new tech in the scrambler or sr400 is EFI (something I want). The sr400 doesn't even have electric start. So what did you say about design only? Please tell me what "bikes with retro looks"...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 35,578
Posted By MisterShandy
Companies will do whatever the market wants. "We"...

Companies will do whatever the market wants. "We" can certainly ask them to not create bikes over-burdened with unnecessary tech, and they will do it if the market demands. There is already a growing...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 35,578
Posted By MisterShandy
I don't want all the electronic gizmos. That's...

I don't want all the electronic gizmos. That's why I'm not interested in any of the big adv bikes; there's too much stuff on them that I don't want. I do want EFI though. ABS might be okay, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,617
Posted By MisterShandy
Yes because the motorcyclist is just going to...

Yes because the motorcyclist is just going to idle beside the car, waiting for him to swerve over.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,617
Posted By MisterShandy
How do you figure that a cager will be able to...

How do you figure that a cager will be able to force an aggressive motorcyclist off the road? Doesn't make sense to me. Or that the cager is somehow more dangerous than a hammer wielding biker, who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,347
Posted By MisterShandy
Do you not understand the concept of a subculture?

Do you not understand the concept of a subculture?
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,222
Views: 1,139,328
Posted By MisterShandy
Just caught up. Really great RR, both the...

Just caught up. Really great RR, both the pictures and the writing. Makes me jealous that I can't travel right now; you two are definitely doing it right!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,944
Posted By MisterShandy
Related video: http://youtu.be/d3_DjiLLDfo

Related video:
http://youtu.be/d3_DjiLLDfo
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,920
Posted By MisterShandy
I usually leave it on the bike and it's never...

I usually leave it on the bike and it's never been stolen. In some areas I won't leave it though, like when I'm downtown Chicago. Helps that I have a $150 that I bought on sale for $50. If I had an...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By MisterShandy
I rode an 8,000 mile trip two-up through Mexico...

I rode an 8,000 mile trip two-up through Mexico and Belize. Between the two us us and our gear we probably had 400 lbs. Bike handled the weight great; I could barely tell we were loaded down. Of...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,911
Posted By MisterShandy
I bought a CyclePump...

I bought a CyclePump (http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-10-cyclepump-gauge.aspx) a couple years ago and it holds up well. Yeah it's expensive, but I use it more than just to fill flats. I don't even...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-15-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,105
Posted By MisterShandy
This is really awesome.

This is really awesome.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,335
Posted By MisterShandy
I can't believe there is a single rider that is...

I can't believe there is a single rider that is on this pig's side. If you are driving in traffic and rear-end someone, it is your fault; doesn't matter how shitty the person in front was driving....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,786
Posted By MisterShandy
It's funny how the riders who hate loud pipes the...

It's funny how the riders who hate loud pipes the most invariably tend to be members of the hi-viz doctrine. They brush off the "loud pipes make you more visible" argument but swear by neon yellow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 30,728
Posted By MisterShandy
Of course I see douchebags driving all sorts of...

Of course I see douchebags driving all sorts of vehicles, but 9/10 BMW drivers are douchebags. I am so familiar with these asshats that I can differentiate BMW douchebaggery from just normal driver...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,077
Posted By MisterShandy
My Nighthawk is mostly black, I wear black...

My Nighthawk is mostly black, I wear black leather jacket and black pants. I feel the passive visibility increase from hi-viz clothing is very small compared to more active techniques of accident...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,488
Posted By MisterShandy
I wear Sidi On-Road Gore Tex boots and can hike a...

I wear Sidi On-Road Gore Tex boots and can hike a couple miles in them if necessary (then I'm gonna be dying to take them off though!). They seem very protective to me, but then I don't really have...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 03-05-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,000
Posted By MisterShandy
Looks great, maybe I'll take another trip to...

Looks great, maybe I'll take another trip to starved rock, been a couple years. The ride along the Mississip is just what I was looking for too. I am grabbing them both in the hopes of riding them...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 10-06-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,239
Posted By MisterShandy
I noticed that you do a lot of cool looking...

I noticed that you do a lot of cool looking routes but I never got a chance to ride them. This weekend I'm going to do this one and the kettle moraine sd. Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,492
Posted By MisterShandy
I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,492
Posted By MisterShandy
Yeah we just heard about some violence in...

Yeah we just heard about some violence in Monterrey at a casino; we drove through that city twice, but driving through is quite a bit different than staying somewhere and going out to bars and such.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,492
Posted By MisterShandy
It's been almost three weeks since our last post!...

It's been almost three weeks since our last post! We did a lot of stuff in San Cristobal; it is a great place and the time just flew by. We went to the Canon de Sumidero, which was amazing. We took a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,492
Posted By MisterShandy
We're back home in Chicago and will be doing a...

We're back home in Chicago and will be doing a write-up of our last days in Mexico and closing thoughts just as soon as we get settled.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,701
Posted By MisterShandy
Great report! We've made it home also, and will...

Great report! We've made it home also, and will be posting about our last two weeks pretty soon.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,492
Posted By MisterShandy
Oh man that sucks! Are motos not allowed in the...

Oh man that sucks! Are motos not allowed in the left lane or something?!? That's crazy. At least it was only 20 dollars and makes for a good laugh later.

Are you guys back in the US already? How...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,492
Posted By MisterShandy
To Chiapas

The route from Tulum to Palenque is 430+ miles, so we weren't sure if we could do it in one day. The other option was to stop in Escarcega for a night. We moved at a good clip though and felt...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,492
Posted By MisterShandy
Placencia back to Tulum

We left Placencia on Sunday with the goal of making it all the way back to Chetumal in Mexico. It was not a bad ride even though we got rained on a lot. The road (yeah there's just one in Belize) is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,492
Posted By MisterShandy
Lobsterfest

There was plenty of music, beer and of course lobster at lobsterfest. We spent Friday night and Saturday wandering around the sandy peninsula eating lobster and spicy sausages, and drinking Belizean...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,492
Posted By MisterShandy
Back in Mexico

We decided to head back to Tulum for a couple days, to do a little more swimming in the beautiful Carribean before heading to the mountains. We were able to ride from southern Belize to Chetumal in...
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