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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
Picked up some big geodes at Lake Monroe at one...

Picked up some big geodes at Lake Monroe at one point. Fear my wife may have tossed them when I wasn't looking. Never could figure out how to break them open.

I realized later that I failed to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
In which I find and lose Lake Lemon and the SV takes a nap...

Only one picture today and my attempt for second ended in a mini-disaster.

Had the day to myself, so riding seemed like the best option for ways to spend it. I decided to head southeast toward the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
That sounds great, Jay. I'll PM you. Joel

That sounds great, Jay. I'll PM you.

Joel
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
Thanks for the info, JB2. I'll give them a call...

Thanks for the info, JB2. I'll give them a call and see what it might run to have them do it.

The Anderson option looks good because I can set up a ride-in and have it fitted. Base price is $170,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
:D SV seats are multi-generationally bad, aren't...

:D SV seats are multi-generationally bad, aren't they?

I was tempted to use Great Day to Ride (aka Spencer's mod,) but have to ship my seat to and hope. This place is local and can do the mod with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
Hey JB2, Good to hear from you. I'm...

Hey JB2,
Good to hear from you.

I'm really pleased with the gloves. They are a bit more substantial than the ones I wore for the last two seasons. I would feel your pain about giving up gloves...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
I saw a report on the local news that this is the...

I saw a report on the local news that this is the 8th wettest June on record with another week to go--and it is raining as I write this. Forecast is calling for scattered showers all week--but...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,043
Posted By radianrider
Had a similar issue with an older bike. Turned...

Had a similar issue with an older bike. Turned out that the piston was not sliding correctly in the rubber seal in the caliper.

I used OEM seals, but for whatever reason the piston would not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-09-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
I started the day with a plan. Not my usual MO,...

I started the day with a plan. Not my usual MO, but I thought I'd give it a try. Decided to ride to Lake Lemon, home of the IU crew team. I've never ridden to it, but have been there in the Miata. I...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
In that case, worth a try. I have Daytona bars on...

In that case, worth a try. I have Daytona bars on mine and they are higher and wider. I think they went in on without any difficulty. You can see how I re-routed the clutch cable in that shot--if you...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
Well, not my '01. I re-routed my throttle and...

Well, not my '01. I re-routed my throttle and clutch cable for now (will replace with longer eventually,) but had to replace the top brake line to make bar risers work.

Don't know for sure, but...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 93,922
Posted By radianrider
Very interesting thread.

Very interesting thread.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 93,922
Posted By radianrider
Got any pics of the rack you fabbed up? Like the...

Got any pics of the rack you fabbed up? Like the looks of the hardcases on your bike.

Alternatively, any idea of specific Givi rack that fit the "easily modified" category?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,687
Posted By radianrider
Eye of the beholder, I suspect. Both beautiful in...

Eye of the beholder, I suspect. Both beautiful in mine.

Remember walking across campus and stopping dead in my tracks at the sight of the first Hawk GT I had ever seen. Love at first sight....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 86,813
Posted By radianrider
Have to agree.

Have to agree.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,439
Posted By radianrider
Good choice. Have fun and be safe.

Good choice. Have fun and be safe.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,439
Posted By radianrider
Another option that just occurred to me... ...

Another option that just occurred to me...

An often overlooked bike that would fit your needs---a Bandit 600S. Never got the credit the Bandit 1200S still gets, but it is a solid bike that fits...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,439
Posted By radianrider
Your profile says you are in the Midwest --which...

Your profile says you are in the Midwest --which is a big place---but there are some SV650's for sale in the Indy in your price range. Just throwing it out there. :D
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,439
Posted By radianrider
A lot of bikes out there. Keep looking and you'll...

A lot of bikes out there. Keep looking and you'll find yours.:D
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,439
Posted By radianrider
Would likely make a good bike for your stated...

Would likely make a good bike for your stated purposes. Might keep an eye out for a Ninja 500 as well.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,439
Posted By radianrider
I ride a naked '01 SV650. Purchased three years...

I ride a naked '01 SV650. Purchased three years ago.

Took a 14-hour round trip to buy the bike and had never ridden one. I kept reading that it has a relaxed, upright riding position and was a...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-11-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
Good to hear that the powertip worked. Been very...

Good to hear that the powertip worked. Been very happy with the dbkiller I installed in my Scorpion.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-02-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
Rode west out of Avon on Rockville Rd to go see...

Rode west out of Avon on Rockville Rd to go see Rockville. Seemed like the logical choice, but it may not have been.

I typically stay north or south of Rockville (US 36) just because it is pretty...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
Precious few tunnels in Indiana. :D

Precious few tunnels in Indiana. :D
Forum: Road Warriors 04-30-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
I'm in that camp now as well. Purchased a modular...

I'm in that camp now as well. Purchased a modular helmet and the noise was painful in left ear. Went to Gander Mountain and purchased some moldable ear plugs. World of difference in a good way.

I...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-30-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
Well, if that's your goal, see if there is a...

Well, if that's your goal, see if there is a decibel killer insert available from the manufacturer. I just added one to my Scorpion slip on. I liked the sound, but not the volume. Made a significant...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
Need to change your signature line :D Now we...

Need to change your signature line :D

Now we just need to arrange the great R6-throttle-tube hand off.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
I must be getting old. The Scorpion slip-on that...

I must be getting old. The Scorpion slip-on that had been installed before I bought my bike has always been a bit louder than I like. I'm not a "loud pipes save lives" kind of guy. I love the sound...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
Very nice! Looks like higher bars already...

Very nice!

Looks like higher bars already installed?
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-28-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
Took a short ride over to Brownsburg to meet up...

Took a short ride over to Brownsburg to meet up with a Facebook group (Indianapolis Vintage) for Taco Tuesday. Took a few shots you might like if you are into old bikes.

Second ride on my SV with...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-28-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
My '01 in the wild. ...

My '01 in the wild.
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/bad%20road%20bike_zpsbr29pg6s.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
Short, cool Sunday ride

Found the way to make my SV seat feel better... bought one that hurts worse.

Sure seemed a lot more comfortable when I was thirteen....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
Appreciate the invite. Things are crazy until...

Appreciate the invite. Things are crazy until commencement, so time is limited until the end of May. May ride along after that.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
Might be in for some of these, but large group...

Might be in for some of these, but large group riding makes me nervous. How many are expected at attend?
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
In which I find the road untaken...and don't take it

I've been out several times but have few pictures to prove it. We've had a fair amount of rain and most spots off the shoulder are very soft ground indeed. Haven't wanted to drop the bike and there...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-10-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By radianrider
I'm an SV fanboy, but a good rule of thumb is to...

I'm an SV fanboy, but a good rule of thumb is to buy the bike (all things being equal) that has been maintained the best.

Go get the VFR. Love my SV, but it was in great shape, with suspension...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,824
Posted By radianrider
You wound me, Sir! The SV650 was the object of my...

You wound me, Sir! The SV650 was the object of my moto-lust for years. Bought this and love the bike. Too bad you don't like the looks, it ticks all the boxes you listed as criteria for your bike.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-03-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 460,256
Posted By radianrider
Thought I'd try to upload a clip of my '01 with a...

Thought I'd try to upload a clip of my '01 with a Scorpion exhaust. This is an older model slip on. Recorded in my garage.
https://soundcloud.com/radianrider/sv-mixdown

Has a real bark to it,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
That sounds like a lot of fun, JB2. Can't wait to...

That sounds like a lot of fun, JB2. Can't wait to see some of the shots from those sessions.

I was trying to decide if it was one of those situations that Peter Egan wrote about in which he was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 37,879
Posted By radianrider
"and about 75 meth labs."

Okay, so you know how plans sometimes don't come out as you thought they might? Kinda' this ride.

I had decided over the winter that I should ride with more intent than I usually do. Those that...
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