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Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,182
Posted By Rotoride
For the weight/size, the original jetboil is a...

For the weight/size, the original jetboil is a great way to go. It has trouble simmering but otherwise it's good.

The newer versions of the jetboil have been suffering from quality issues quite a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,557
Posted By Rotoride
Have you considered a Moto Guzzi Breva 1100? ...

Have you considered a Moto Guzzi Breva 1100?

Tons of power, huge torque yet super manageable around town. The engine makes a great sound and it's as soulful as a ducati, there is even a bit of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,364
Posted By Rotoride
The most common jap bike problems I hear about...

The most common jap bike problems I hear about are the doo-hickey on the KLR650 and the shift forks on '00 Yamaha liter bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,632
Posted By Rotoride
I liked the character of my SV650 and I think...

I liked the character of my SV650 and I think twins and thumpers have more character than 4s

I enjoyed the higher revs on the cbr600f3, the only problem I had with that bike was that it wasn't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Rotoride
Too many squids out joyriding the big four bikes?...

Too many squids out joyriding the big four bikes?

It's funny that even Ducati will let you schedule a test ride online and let you take out one of their bikes, but the big 4 won't.
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,182
Posted By Rotoride
Unless you're in the arctic...NEVER EVER... EVER!...

Unless you're in the arctic...NEVER EVER... EVER! cook inside a tent.

One of my climbing friends thought she'd try that and when she set the tent on fire the burning plastic fabric stuck to her...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,878
Posted By Rotoride
The 750 is the original superbike, it's...

The 750 is the original superbike, it's definately fast enough, but it's still a 4 cylinder which is going to give you less oomph at lower RPMs. You probably want a twin or a single.

The buells...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By Rotoride
go to www.V11lemans.com...

go to www.V11lemans.com (http://www.V11lemans.com) and ask there, they are one of the most helpful groups out there and I bet they know the exact answer.

I'd say it's not worth it just on a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,181
Posted By Rotoride
Get a bandit 1200S, you'll have cash left over...

Get a bandit 1200S, you'll have cash left over after you're done, plenty of power and probably enough pillion comfort to satisfy your wife. If anything use the left over money to get a nice...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,182
Posted By Rotoride
It's not exactly what you have in mind, but I...

It's not exactly what you have in mind, but I just got the Biolite wood burning campstove.

It runs on whatever twigs you can find and has a built-in fan that turbocharges the fire so you can...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,878
Posted By Rotoride
The only problem with the bandit 1200 is going to...

The only problem with the bandit 1200 is going to be keeping your license out of trouble. A bike with that much power is going to turn you into a speed demon whether you want to or not. Yes it'll...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,878
Posted By Rotoride
Agreed, the bandit 1200 is easily the most...

Agreed, the bandit 1200 is easily the most powerful bike you can get for super cheap, usually for less than $2000. And in good condition too!
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,835
Posted By Rotoride
Is there seriously any significant difference in...

Is there seriously any significant difference in crash protection between a $200 and $600 helmet? Is the extra 400 really worth the investment or just over-inflated brand name?
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,840
Posted By Rotoride
This is possibly the worst advice I've ever seen.

This is possibly the worst advice I've ever seen.
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,470
Posted By Rotoride
I'm all over this with you. And not just on...

I'm all over this with you. And not just on motorcycles. When I went to buy fireworks for the 4th of July the people selling them were coming down like 50% over their "normal prices" and probably...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rotoride
For me it's not so much that Cycle gear stocks...

For me it's not so much that Cycle gear stocks crap gear, it's the fact that you don't really have a choice when you shop there. It's either their cheap junk or dainese.

I like their hot and cold...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Rotoride
What you're missing: 50-ish more horsepower a...

What you're missing:
50-ish more horsepower
a lot more torque
40 mph top speed
radio
Cruise control
ABS brakes
traction control (sometimes)
Massive windscreen
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By Rotoride
bikes like the super duke or the husky definately...

bikes like the super duke or the husky definately have the power to break the speed limit and get you in trouble on the roads, you might actually want to stay away from something with that much...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,126
Posted By Rotoride
Do NOT wear textile gloves for street riding....

Do NOT wear textile gloves for street riding. They're fine for offroad, but on the street they'll offer as much protection as jeans do, which is next to nothing.

One of my friends ground off the...
Forum: Vendors 08-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 20,301
Posted By Rotoride
So far, the bike hoist in the video is the only...

So far, the bike hoist in the video is the only thing I've seen that is really useful.

If you don't get a reply from the company, it does look like it's a very simple product. I'm not for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,882
Posted By Rotoride
There aren't many on craigslist right now, but...

There aren't many on craigslist right now, but the BMW K100s pop up here in seattle pretty frequently. It's a great engine and luggage is usually standard with the bike, and they can be had in your...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,017
Posted By Rotoride
The SV650 is a bit tall for her, I'm taller than...

The SV650 is a bit tall for her, I'm taller than she is and I could barely get both feet down. It really is a great beginner bike though, but it doesn't have the style of the duc and I get the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,934
Posted By Rotoride
I don't think a goldwing is going to give you...

I don't think a goldwing is going to give you "performance" much above a harley. Yes they have huge engines with tons of torque, but they weigh so much it won't really compare to something with real...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,013
Posted By Rotoride
78 in pounds is 6.5 ft pounds, which is less than...

78 in pounds is 6.5 ft pounds, which is less than what average people can manage with a regular screwdriver.

Once you have the bolt out, tighten it by hand and use a marking pen to draw a line on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By Rotoride
I just found another good reason for the...

I just found another good reason for the kickstand being on the left which makes some sense:

The kickstarter is always on the right, so the kickstand ought to be on the left.

But the horse...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,563
Posted By Rotoride
Why does the BMW need such a massive piece of...

Why does the BMW need such a massive piece of rubber, can't they just do something like Guzzi?




It's just a pity that the Stelvio is such a massive pig and sucks offroad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,131
Posted By Rotoride
That sure is ugly, looks like someone crashed it...

That sure is ugly, looks like someone crashed it into a wall and kicked it in the ass.
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,173
Posted By Rotoride
regarding ergonomics, the OP is 6'3" with 32...

regarding ergonomics, the OP is 6'3" with 32 inseam... I'm 5'8" with 31 inseam and the griso fit well with a bit of a reach to the bars and not being able to flat foot the bike but still reaching the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,955
Posted By Rotoride
I seriously doubt you'll hate the bike, I have...

I seriously doubt you'll hate the bike, I have always considered the FZ6 to be a viable contender for a spot in my stable. The upright seating position and smooth motor makes it a great long distance...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,955
Posted By Rotoride
How about an SV650? A bit less overall top...

How about an SV650?

A bit less overall top end grunt than the FZ6, but it has lots of torque from about 4000 rpm so it should be more fun around town. I bought mine for $3k with only 6800 miles on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,173
Posted By Rotoride
Just based on the economics, the diavel will turn...

Just based on the economics, the diavel will turn out to be more expensive to run because of valve and sprocket/chain/tire prices, probably by quite a bit. That is unless the final drive on the BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,626
Posted By Rotoride
the by far the worst seat I've ever perched on is...

the by far the worst seat I've ever perched on is the RC51, partly because it's hard as a rock, and partly because it forces all your weight onto your wrists. I don't think that bike was really...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,198
Posted By Rotoride
I would definately have a ride of all these bikes...

I would definately have a ride of all these bikes before buying.

In my experience the FZ6R is a gutless bike that makes a whole lot of noise but very little power to go with it, and it didn't seem...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,198
Posted By Rotoride
The 650s are definately "tame" compared to liter...

The 650s are definately "tame" compared to liter sport bikes that will do 180 mph and corner on their sides. Unless you feel the overwhelming need to be doing 100 mph around a turn and riding...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,288
Posted By Rotoride
Hispters would never buy something as complicated...

Hispters would never buy something as complicated as a ducati, they are too cool and mainstream, and the desmo valves are too complex for their beards to justify. Hipsters buy shit bikes that look as...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,585
Posted By Rotoride
How about the moto guzzi Norge? shaft drive...

How about the moto guzzi Norge?

shaft drive with the transverse V-twin means little maintenance, and when you do have to do it you can do almost all of it yourself (especially the valves). It...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,629
Posted By Rotoride
Thinking about it further, the SV650 is a tall...

Thinking about it further, the SV650 is a tall bike, the vstrom is even worse. Not sure if you want to get something that has you doing ballet at stoplights, you eventually get used to it, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,629
Posted By Rotoride
I would say definately look at the Guzzi V7...

I would say definately look at the Guzzi V7 range. They have the oomph to be fun around town at all times and they have power to spare up to 80mph. They'll struggle to do 100, but you don't care....
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,302
Posted By Rotoride
Guzzis in general are small bikes. I'm only 5'7"...

Guzzis in general are small bikes. I'm only 5'7" and I can touch the ground on both sides easily on the norge, which is a much bigger bike.

The v7 feels large in size when I sit on it, but it's...
Forum: Hack Vendors 12-13-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,377
Posted By Rotoride
importance of adjustable rates

Hi, I think that what would be most useful would be a system where the sidecar spring was easily adjustable in all 3 normal ways so that the rider could set up the rig to deal with the current...
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