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Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6,253
Views: 2,764,861
Posted By jon_l
Cool lifestyle, I am jealous. But I gotta ask -...

Cool lifestyle, I am jealous. But I gotta ask - why tow a van? Wouldn't a trailer weigh 1/5 as much and cost less?
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 981,108
Posted By jon_l
Tony likely has a clue what is req'd, after all,...

Tony likely has a clue what is req'd, after all, he built this beast:

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae17/sportbikertony/8a227f8f.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 899,591
Posted By jon_l
http://databikes.com/imgs/a/c/j/c/q/yamaha__radian...

http://databikes.com/imgs/a/c/j/c/q/yamaha__radian_600_1986_1_lgw.jpg

Fixed :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,898
Posted By jon_l
First on the CB500_ is at 600 miles. I was wrong...

First on the CB500_ is at 600 miles. I was wrong about valve servicing after that though, as after the first service, the next is at 16,000, so only the initial one is atypical.

In the CB500...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,898
Posted By jon_l
I so want to like the CB500_, but I just can't...

I so want to like the CB500_, but I just can't get past the frequent valve check intervals and ridiculous tire wear. Read the thread in the Beasts forum - it seems folks are getting 3-5k miles on...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 245,733
Posted By jon_l
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/longhaul747...

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b195/longhaul747/20140820_164107.jpg

Integrated turn signals look much nicer!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 30,133
Posted By jon_l
That riveted aluminum band looks awful. As though...

That riveted aluminum band looks awful. As though there is a trim that is missing. Or like someone drilled out the rivets at home to add the carbon-fiber cone. Maybe it it just the photo?
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 19,133
Posted By jon_l
Perhaps. But this whole thread is full of people...

Perhaps. But this whole thread is full of people writing that Honda is a sell-out because they produce what sells. One post said Kawasaki is willing to lose money to bring us the bikes we really...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 158,378
Posted By jon_l
I agree with your post, but, it isn't right out...

I agree with your post, but, it isn't right out of the crate/gate. Apparently they fixed the 2 most commonly reported issues of the '14 FZ in the transition to the FJ (fueling & suspension).
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 19,133
Posted By jon_l
Disagree. Making money for employees...

Disagree.



Making money for employees and for owners is at least one goal among several of almost every private company, and is the primary obligation of a publicly-held corporation.

Honda...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,766
Posted By jon_l
I think of root beer as dark brownish-red. Like...

I think of root beer as dark brownish-red. Like this:

http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt49/mccjim/RKC2.jpg

I believe the lovely color of the OP's Sporty is "amber whiskey" & silver, like...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,898
Posted By jon_l
Great advice DFH! Now my suggestions: ...

Great advice DFH!

Now my suggestions:

Duc Scrambler, Duke 390/690, new CB300, Ninja 300, TU250, Burgman 200/400, Honda Forza 300

My wife is looking for a new bike for Spring too. She wants...
Forum: Canada 12-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By jon_l
I used this paralegal service for auto, not moto,...

I used this paralegal service for auto, not moto, and was pleased with the outcome:

OTT Legal Services
Mark Reynolds
(416) 221-6888
markreynolds@ottlegal.com
4578 Yonge St
Toronto, M2N 5L7
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,329
Posted By jon_l
http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/...

http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/2015-Triumph-Street-Single-spy-02-590x393.jpg

I don't have a source handy, but I read that Triumph pulled the plug on the small-displacement...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,329
Posted By jon_l
Unless they discontinue the air cooled 865, they...

Unless they discontinue the air cooled 865, they are simply adding an up-market alternative, so catering to a larger market. I bet lots of rider have looked at the Bonnie and would have bought it if...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 19,133
Posted By jon_l
:clap Well said Kraven!

:clap Well said Kraven!
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 27,679
Posted By jon_l
Wow, that is a favorable review! I have...

Wow, that is a favorable review!

I have always liked the Versys, just not quite enough to buy one. The 2015 LT looks like the ticket. I haven't found a Kawi dealer that allows demos.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,100
Posted By jon_l
Yikes - $13k for the premium version! Hope that...

Yikes - $13k for the premium version! Hope that isn't accurate.

Compared to the US $8,100 basic Bonneville or the Stripple R at US $10.4k it sounds awfully expensive.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By jon_l
Cool link. Check out this too: ...

Cool link.

Check out this too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1YoCfm7nxU

http://rynomotors.com/ryno/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Ryno-LeftFrontAngle_NEW.jpg
Forum: Canada 12-16-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By jon_l
If you do ship into Canada, DO NOT use UPS. They...

If you do ship into Canada, DO NOT use UPS. They will screw you on customs clearance.
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By jon_l
I love e-track. movable chocks: ...

I love e-track.

movable chocks:

http://www.trailer-parts-forless.com/4089010/WC35EF,WC65EF,WC35ER,WC65ER.jpg

http://www.mackieenterprises.com/images/Marson_Repo_SS.jpg

tie-downs:
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By jon_l
I used tap-cons into mortar joints to rehang my...

I used tap-cons into mortar joints to rehang my old, '50s steel kitchen cabinets, 2 in the garage, and 2 in the laundry room. Worked just fine. If you hit the open area of the block, enlarge the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8,921
Views: 1,423,757
Posted By jon_l
:deal Nice Bar None. :snore Bashing...

:deal



Nice Bar None. :snore Bashing HD here is silly and immature.

Along with the posers, there are plenty of long distance & adventure riders on Harleys.

And there are plenty of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 27,679
Posted By jon_l
Not criticizing mcmann, just curious - for a...

Not criticizing mcmann, just curious - for a person with multiple bikes in what for most folks is more or less to the same general category (mid-displacement street bikes), what was the rush? It's...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,348
Posted By jon_l
That's a joke, right? It looks nothing...

That's a joke, right?

It looks nothing like any '80s bike I can think of. It is modern in every way, including modern styling (within the cruiser framework).

I applaud something new in a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,348
Posted By jon_l
And the Vulcan 650's performance is probably at...

And the Vulcan 650's performance is probably at least = anything in the 800 / 900cc class V-twin / P-Twin cruisers.

I think it looks brilliant, from a marketing standpoint. I wouldn't consider a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4,966
Views: 947,499
Posted By jon_l
Lost - you were correct, MEC sold them for years....

Lost - you were correct, MEC sold them for years. Rod is right too, they don't show them now.

In person, Watershed bag look very well made, I almost bought one for the luggage rack of my dual...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,832
Posted By jon_l
Cool color scheme. Factory paint? What year? ...

Cool color scheme. Factory paint? What year?

Shame to see the Guzzi in captivity. Is theft a big concern?
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 27,679
Posted By jon_l
Call me crazy, but air cooled bikes seem to work...

Call me crazy, but air cooled bikes seem to work just as well as liquid, except perhaps in Shriner's parades or never-ending big-city traffic.

I don't hear much about Bandits, Bonneville, Guzzi,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 691,172
Posted By jon_l
Interesting comparison test: ...

Interesting comparison test:

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/12/01/retro-motorcycles-comparison-test-review-with-photos-and-specifications/
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 691,172
Posted By jon_l
Do you know that is is discontinued, or do you...

Do you know that is is discontinued, or do you infer that because it not currently on their website?

They may be dragging their feet to clear out some of the left-overs, which are currently priced...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,737
Posted By jon_l
Not my bike nor my photo, but if I had $25k to...

Not my bike nor my photo, but if I had $25k to spend on a bike, it would be mine.

The 2015 Superior Blue is nice to:

http://www.h-dog.com/inventory/2937/DSC09524.JPG
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,389
Posted By jon_l
I bought Wifey a Vino 50cc as her intro to 2...

I bought Wifey a Vino 50cc as her intro to 2 wheels. Really liked the look and idea of it, but was just too slow to safely ride in city traffic. Seemed like every time she turned around a white...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,737
Posted By jon_l
my fav too!

http://cdnmedia.endeavorsuite.com/images/catalogs/3522/products/detail/d3e1e4da-0dcf-408f-9ab0-8b1173a68cf2.jpg

:raabia

Deserves a photo!
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 27,679
Posted By jon_l
Suzuki Canada lists the kitted out V-Strom 650...

Suzuki Canada lists the kitted out V-Strom 650 EXP as 472 lbs.

http://www.suzuki.ca/sites/default/files/DL650AEXPL4.5.jpg

which is same as they indicate for the least expensive, no luggage, no...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,832
Posted By jon_l
Adhesive residue is generally very easy to...

Adhesive residue is generally very easy to remove.

Best adhesive shear angle is usually around 30 degrees. At that angle, more adhesive stays on the pad vs. the tank.

A mild solvent like...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8,921
Views: 1,423,757
Posted By jon_l
Burgman 200

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201305/2013-suzuki-burgman-200-4_800x0w.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By jon_l
Cb650 (1980)

A 1980 CB650 caught my eye, and is available for what seems to be a reasonable price. Could use tires and a tune-up, but according to the seller, it is sound. The 1 photo I saw seems to show a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,235
Posted By jon_l
Hornets are nice bikes, I'd like to have one. ...

Hornets are nice bikes, I'd like to have one. This one, in fact:

http://s3.visordown.com/uploads/images/productimage/11786.jpg

They were too expensive when they were available in N America,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8,921
Views: 1,423,757
Posted By jon_l
No they are Hondas. There are Chinese knock-off...

No they are Hondas. There are Chinese knock-off Cubs, but that is not what these are. Note the banner behind the bikes in the previous photos, and the small black HONDA logo on the side cover on...
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