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Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,726
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I agree ... don't get the Harley angst (either...

I agree ... don't get the Harley angst (either pro or con) at all ... to me as a citizen of Kanuckistan, Harley's are just another "import" motorcycle anyways! LOL!

Ride what ya like and enjoy...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,726
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Yeah, I live in the metro S.J. area ... get a...

Yeah, I live in the metro S.J. area ... get a nice day here during summer and the roads are crawling with m/c's! LOL about the Hawg Riders ... I've no trouble gettin' the occasional wave outa 'em ......
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,726
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Guess you never saw me out scootin' around on my...

Guess you never saw me out scootin' around on my Honda Shadow RS then? ;)

Yes, the Harley-Davidson brand seems to be the most popular here on The Rock, but there are LOTS of Metric Cruisers...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I've owned a Pre-Gen Ninja 250 (Kanuck/Euro spec...

I've owned a Pre-Gen Ninja 250 (Kanuck/Euro spec ZZ-R250) and have ridden most of the other 250cc machines available here in Canada ... including the CBR250 (both with and without ABS) ... and this...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,107
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Mmmm Kraven my man .... the XV1100 (V-Star)...

Mmmm Kraven my man .... the XV1100 (V-Star) Silverado came with cast wheels ... no tubes to mess with ... and, what's up with using the word "axe" instead of ASK ... an axe is a for chopping wood...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,107
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
You couldn't go wrong with a V-Star 1100 ......

You couldn't go wrong with a V-Star 1100 ... paticularly the Silverado version.
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
+1 on this ... choice of footwear can be...

+1 on this ... choice of footwear can be advantageous to shorter Riders
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I'm a short guy at 5'-4 1/2", but luckily have a...

I'm a short guy at 5'-4 1/2", but luckily have a 29-30" inseam ... have owned several Bikes over the years and only 2 have not been able to quite flat-floot with Bike vertical and both feet down ......
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,871
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I've only owned Japanese manufactured motorcycles...

I've only owned Japanese manufactured motorcycles over the years and have ridden many more than the ones I've owned ... including Harley-Davidson and Triumph ... sadly no Italian Bikes though.
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Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 237,007
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I've said it before, but again, the more I see...

I've said it before, but again, the more I see pics of and learn about the new Street line-up, the less I like it ... and I really, really wanted to like this Bike ... I still would take an 883...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-14-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 90,977
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
My 2010VT750RS ... love this Bike! ...

My 2010VT750RS ... love this Bike!

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014/06/16/bikepics-2676256-800.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 85,862
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Yeah, the Marauder 1500 was essentially a Kawi...

Yeah, the Marauder 1500 was essentially a Kawi Mean Streak with a cosmetic make-over ... always thought the M.S.'s rear fender looked waaaaaaaaay better than the Marauder's "flip-curl bob job"
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
What exactly do you mean by "handled nervously"?...

What exactly do you mean by "handled nervously"? Did the Bike wallow about, or was the steering twitchy?

What model Shadow 750 was it? Depending on model year, there are several; ACE, Aero,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8,083
Views: 1,223,417
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Major, mouth watering drooooooooooooooooool!!! ...

Major, mouth watering drooooooooooooooooool!!!

http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2015-Indian-Scout-red-static-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 85,862
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
New Scout is a gorgeous motorcycle! Priced about...

New Scout is a gorgeous motorcycle! Priced about the same as an XL1200 Sportster too ... Polaris/Indian upped the ante with this one!
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 85,862
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I currently own a 2010 VT750RS and it is a...

I currently own a 2010 VT750RS and it is a fabulous Bike ... a larger displacement motor in a similarly styled machine would be cool! The RS isn't strictly a "Cruiser" per se ... more of a "Roadster"...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 237,007
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Street 500/750 for North American market will be...

Street 500/750 for North American market will be assembled in Kansas City from parts manufactured in South Asia ...

More pics I see of the Street, the less I like it ... take an XL883 over it any...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 237,007
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
The ultimate goal (and I've heard this from a...

The ultimate goal (and I've heard this from a H.D. manager), is for the Street 500/750 to replace the XL883 as The Mo Co's entry level motorcycle, leaving only the 1200cc version Sportsters...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 244,282
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I agree ... the colors that Yamahog chose for the...

I agree ... the colors that Yamahog chose for the 2015 line-up don't do the Bolt any favors ... that Nike-esque "swoosh" stripe looks too close to the stripe that used to adorn Suzuki Savage tanks...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 244,282
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
In my original comment, by "refined" I meant that...

In my original comment, by "refined" I meant that to me, having ridden a Bolt and the 883/1200 Sportsters, the XV950 felt smoother ... less vibration, more linear power & roll-on, less top-heavy,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,733
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
It's really too bad that Honda's CBR125R isn't...

It's really too bad that Honda's CBR125R isn't available in the U.S. ... 2007-2010 models are as common as dirt here and just as cheap on the used market ... rock reliable and bulletproof ... 95-100...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 244,282
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I've Ridden 883 and 1200 Sportsters and like them...

I've Ridden 883 and 1200 Sportsters and like them ... but after test Riding a Bolt, I'm convinced ... it's definitely a more refined "Sportster" ... Yamahog hit a home run with the Bolt IMHO ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 244,282
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Why is it though that all those dudes riding...

Why is it though that all those dudes riding Bolts in the adverts wear plaid and look like pretentious pains in the arse? <rolleyes>
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,320
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
That is a sweet Tracker treatment of the Street...

That is a sweet Tracker treatment of the Street 500 fer sure!
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,320
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I've also had a couple of Honda VT750s (an '06...

I've also had a couple of Honda VT750s (an '06 Spirit and currently '10 RS) and would definitely choose the RS on looks alone over the Street 750 ... not that the Street isn't a decent looking...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 244,282
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Just bought a 2010 Shadow RS, so I'm hanging on...

Just bought a 2010 Shadow RS, so I'm hanging on to that for a while ... not ruling out a Bolt at some point though ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 244,282
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Well, this weekend I had a chance to Ride a pal's...

Well, this weekend I had a chance to Ride a pal's Yamahog Bolt R-Spec ... WHAT A BIKE!!! Nicest motorcycle I've ever ridden ... smoooooth! Great looks, sound and power ... but not scary power, nice...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,992
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Nice!!

Nice!!
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,992
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Would love to see that SOA-style fairing on a...

Would love to see that SOA-style fairing on a Phantom!
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,992
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Drooooooool! The Phantom was my preferred choice...

Drooooooool! The Phantom was my preferred choice of motorcycle, but a deal I couldn't pass up came along on the RS I ended up with.

Nice Phantom ya got there!
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,992
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
You're right, the RS unfortunately wasn't/isn't a...

You're right, the RS unfortunately wasn't/isn't a strong sellar (offered only two years in Canada - 2010/11) ... probably for similar reasons why the Kawi W650 wasn't a strong seller back in the day...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,992
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Nice ACE!!! Always loved the look of the 2 into 1...

Nice ACE!!! Always loved the look of the 2 into 1 can on those Bikes!

My pictorial contribution to the topic;

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014/06/16/bikepics-2676256-800.jpg
2010 Honda VT750RS...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,320
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
What a dazzling display of ignorance! Y'know, not...

What a dazzling display of ignorance! Y'know, not everyone was as fortunate as you to have won the genetic lottery as far as height is concerned ...

If taller folks deserve a motorcycle...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 85,862
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
A neighbor just bought a CTX700N for his missus...

A neighbor just bought a CTX700N for his missus and I overheard him talking to another neighbor who came by to gawk at the Bike ... visiting neighbor asks, "What is it ... a naked Sportbike thing?"...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,907
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
A neighbor just bought a Honda CTX700N for his...

A neighbor just bought a Honda CTX700N for his missus ... the Bike has a low seat height from the factory and a mono shock rear suspension, so the motorcycle could easily be lowered further if req'd...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 177,276
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Gawd!!! That matte black V7 Stone makes me weak...

Gawd!!! That matte black V7 Stone makes me weak in the knees!!! Droooooooool ...

But since there are no Guzzi's available out here on the Rock, I'll have to be content with my reasonable...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
That is one hellova nice lookin' Bike!

That is one hellova nice lookin' Bike!
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,014
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
I have always thought the Radian to be a wickedly...

I have always thought the Radian to be a wickedly cool motorcycle ... very much under-appreciated ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,014
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
Installing 1 1/4" riser blocks under the...

Installing 1 1/4" riser blocks under the handlebars of my former '07 ZZ-R250 (Canadian-spec Ninja 250) improved the comfort and ergonomics 100% ... easily one of the most comfortable Bikes I've ever...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,845
Posted By ZZ-R Rider
My friend next door, just this evening brought...

My friend next door, just this evening brought home a brandy new CTX700 for his live-in girlfriend's B-Day ... I'll likely get a chance to give the Bike a wee spin in the next while and I'll be able...
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