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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 693,976
Posted By ridewv
I don't know but just guessing could it be...

I don't know but just guessing could it be because of the tires? I know it has fairly narrow, unusual size tires.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 20,692
Posted By ridewv
There's a lot that I like about Honda's NC700X...

There's a lot that I like about Honda's NC700X but it's hard to imagine anyone who compared a NCX to a Wee actually buying the NC700X.
I think the torquey NX750 power train would be great in a new...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 979,240
Posted By ridewv
Congratulations! Hopefully the previous...

Congratulations!

Hopefully the previous owner(s) drained the carburetors before parking it. If not there's a good chance the carburetor jets are plugged or partially obstructed with varnish. If so...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By ridewv
Thanks for posting Mike I hadn't seen this before.

Thanks for posting Mike I hadn't seen this before.
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 979,240
Posted By ridewv
I can't even imagine a Nighthawk being geared...

I can't even imagine a Nighthawk being geared that tall? Mine's stock and I think it's geared just fine. It's tall enough that it won't redline in 5th. How's your clutch holding up?
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
I had one that color too. LOL I was told the...

I had one that color too. LOL I was told the color is "that of the beautiful summer sunset off the coast of Namibia". :huh
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
That's a great color on 14 RK's and the color I...

That's a great color on 14 RK's and the color I went back to buy, but it'd been sold. For 15 they combined it with another color making it two tone.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
Thanks! :D :D

Thanks! :D :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
Harley does do paint well. I like the blue...

Harley does do paint well.

I like the blue too. For me it came down to that or Morocco Sand which is the other available solid color. Since my previous FLHT was this same blue I went with the sand...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
Congratulations! What color?

Congratulations! What color?
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,670
Posted By ridewv
For me it'd have to be the Harley Davidson XA...

For me it'd have to be the Harley Davidson XA (750cc opposed twin) Dale let me ride at Wheels Through Time. I still can't believe he offered it to me, "go ahead, take it out and ride it around,"

...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,178
Posted By ridewv
My GSA came with Anakee 3's, they seemed to ride...

My GSA came with Anakee 3's, they seemed to ride and handle well at first but the rear started squaring early on (like 1,600 miles) and then the handling suffered. The rear was down into the wear...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By ridewv
Yes, the smoothness and slightly more power. As...

Yes, the smoothness and slightly more power. As much ground clearance but the seat is a little lower. For off road only I'd probably lean to the XR but for road or a combination of both I just prefer...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By ridewv
Having previously owned a couple KLR's and an XR...

Having previously owned a couple KLR's and an XR 650L I prefer the DR650. I've ridden mine all around WV as well as out west and back including one 5,000 mile ride meandering from Arizona to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By ridewv
LOL I thought of that, actually 21/17 or 19/17...

LOL I thought of that, actually 21/17 or 19/17 like Triumph 800 and BMW F GS's but I didn't want to be greedy.:D
But really you're right there's a market for two versions, one more along the line...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By ridewv
What about building an adventure bike using the...

What about building an adventure bike using the parallel 650 engine to replace the ancient KLR? Just change two things; a heavier crank so it'll lug better (probably would make it a little smoother...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,254
Posted By ridewv
They have already started doing away with the...

They have already started doing away with the Telelever on the newest bikes. (NineT, S1000, R1200R, R1200RS.) I believe they will on the next generation GS as well. Forks are available with active...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
FWIW Prophet over the 30K I rode my 09 EG...

FWIW Prophet over the 30K I rode my 09 EG Standard I NEVER experienced a wobble of any kind. I ran tire 36/40 pressure and 35 psi in the suspension.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
Everyone who rides a bike w/o ABS will not be...

Everyone who rides a bike w/o ABS will not be saved therefore die from sliding over on their non-abs motorcycle? I guess I'm doomed unless I only ride my GS.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
Well it was down hill. :D

Well it was down hill. :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
Most everyone has good things to say about the...

Most everyone has good things to say about the brakes on the new HD's but I've heard one other and you now complain about the ABS. I ordered my RK and went back and forth deciding whether to include...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
LOL perfect description Dean. I recently...

LOL perfect description Dean.

I recently traded my 2009 Electra Glide Standard on a new RK, only 300 miles so far but I can tell I'm really going to enjoy this one. The fangs helped the EG so...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,844
Posted By ridewv
....146A is the one for Road Kings, the other one...

....146A is the one for Road Kings, the other one fits Softails I think.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 693,976
Posted By ridewv
Except perhaps the smaller fuel tank and having...

Except perhaps the smaller fuel tank and having to adjust the valves?
I agree with you though and I've been toying with the idea of selling my Nighthawk and replacing it with a CB1100. I like the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 979,240
Posted By ridewv
Have you tried ordering from a dealer? I ordered...

Have you tried ordering from a dealer? I ordered a replacement shield for my original Hondaline windshield from the local Honda dealer last year. At that time they still offered the complete kit...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,308
Posted By ridewv
I can't offer any help because my 14 GSA is...

I can't offer any help because my 14 GSA is almost completely free of vibration to well beyond 5,000 rpm. My 05 and 09 GS's vibrated about the same, my 2012 Camhead GSA vibrated a little more than...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 693,976
Posted By ridewv
I've always considered the beauty of a “standard”...

I've always considered the beauty of a “standard” is the way they can be easily modified to suit a wide variety of riders and riding conditions. It involves 4 bolts and maybe 5 minutes to install or...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,447
Posted By ridewv
Yes they will. I try and sit on a Corbin for the...

Yes they will. I try and sit on a Corbin for the same motorcycle as I'd be buying one for. Much of the time they are fine but not always. I tried one for a K1200GT and it was horrible. I sat on a...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,447
Posted By ridewv
I like them a lot. Every bike I own has a Corbin,...

I like them a lot. Every bike I own has a Corbin, other than my Electra Glide which has a great stock seat.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 979,240
Posted By ridewv
I haven't but I notice a number of people over at...

I haven't but I notice a number of people over at Nighthawk forums have done this. If I were replacing sprockets and chain I might go one, possibly two, smaller on the rear which would be a little...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 268,973
Posted By ridewv
Same thing isn't it? With their lineup well...

Same thing isn't it?
With their lineup well over $10,000 HD needs a loss leader so they elect to sell essentially the same $11,000 XL1200 for only $9,000 by reducing the bore making it 883. Costs...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 18,341
Posted By ridewv
LOL, yeah that's it.

LOL, yeah that's it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 268,973
Posted By ridewv
I would think so. The 883 is the same bike as the...

I would think so. The 883 is the same bike as the 1200 yet they have to sell it for thousands less just to offer something as an "affordable starter bike".
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 18,341
Posted By ridewv
But maybe not. BMW has addressed this (or...

But maybe not. BMW has addressed this (or something?) with the steering damper and changes to ASC.

Kevin Duke, editor-in-chief of US website Motorcycle.com, described an incident on a rippled...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 979,240
Posted By ridewv
If you have a pigtail from your battery just plug...

If you have a pigtail from your battery just plug it in and charge it. If not it'd be about as easy to install a pigtail now as disconnect and remove the battery. Whatever you do do not leave it in a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 979,240
Posted By ridewv
Unless you can do it while riding I've understood...

Unless you can do it while riding I've understood that to not be a good idea, especially on an air-cooled motor. Something about not getting it completely hot to boil off all moisture will do more...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 979,240
Posted By ridewv
Center stand, maybe your dealer? Not sure if...

Center stand, maybe your dealer? Not sure if still available but just a few months ago my dealer was able to order my center stand from Honda. Backrest will be more difficult as Honda hasn't be...
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 160,142
Posted By ridewv
I've not used them but a lot of Harley owners...

I've not used them but a lot of Harley owners swear by Xieds. I see they offer versions for BMW's also.

http://sales.nightrider.com/R1200-BMW-AF-XIED_p_59.html
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 268,973
Posted By ridewv
Maybe it'll be the limited edition "CVO Street...

Maybe it'll be the limited edition "CVO Street 800"? If so, around $13,000. :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 268,973
Posted By ridewv
Not that it makes any difference but most...

Not that it makes any difference but most Kawasaki riders don't consider a Vulcan to be a real Kawasaki, merely a Harley wannabe.
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