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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By HandKPhil
Me likes the Tourance

I have a new Tourance on the front on my '14 F700, and I like it a lot. It's been great so far, in both (very) wet and dry conditions. Excellent grip and high-speed stability. Good on gravel. Does...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By HandKPhil
Not comfy Comfort seat

Same here. I tried the "comfort" seat, and found it to be quite un-comfortable. I too returned mine. Could not slide back at all, and the seat itself was painful. YMMV. I'm 6'-1" and 235lbs., by the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,848
Posted By HandKPhil
18" Madstad on '13 F700

Here's an 18" Madstad on my '14 F700. I'm a long-waisted 6'-1", and I think a 20" screen would have been a better choice on my part, but this one is still a huge improvement over stock.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 36,963
Posted By HandKPhil
Two things: I thought the same thing when I first...

Two things: I thought the same thing when I first got my '14 F700GS. After I put a couple of thousand miles on it, the power seemed to get better. That and I learned to drive about 500-1000 rpms...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-28-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,831
Posted By HandKPhil
Just call me late

Dang, I'm a little late to the party. I was going to suggest a nice, used W650....

Enjoy your new Enfield!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,485
Posted By HandKPhil
From afar

Another shot:

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n153/handkphil/20150518_192227_zpsih1lyurk.jpg (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/handkphil/media/20150518_192227_zpsih1lyurk.jpg.html)
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 252,712
Posted By HandKPhil
Puig crash bars on a 2014 F700

Just installed my Puig crash bars. Inexpensive, good fit, decent looks, pretty easy install. The fly swatter is for fishing washers and other assorted bits out of the skid plate :rofl
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,485
Posted By HandKPhil
Reflective tape on back of hand guards

I went with the orange, highly reflective tape on the back of my hand guards. This is the hexagonal-celled stuff that they put on stop sign posts. I want to be noticed from the front during daylight...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By HandKPhil
This is exactly what I'm experiencing too, and my...

This is exactly what I'm experiencing too, and my computer says I'm averaging 53-55 mpg.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By HandKPhil
Pretty good economy

I get a steady 53-55 mpg on my 2014 F7. I added an AF-XiED fuel manager a 1000 miles or so ago, and mileage did not change at all. I added a one tooth smaller front sprocket shortly thereafter, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By HandKPhil
Michigan Outdoors

Yep, that's a beautiful area out that way. Don't know if I've ridden those two stretches of road or not, but I've spent a lot of time out in that general area over the years. As a matter of fact, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By HandKPhil
Just missed you

Man, I must have just missed you - I got to the Swap Meet around 11:30am. My nephew and I drove down there together in my car. I was a little disappointed. It seemed like it was one big, loud...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,000
Posted By HandKPhil
Ride Quality

How is the ride quality - specifically the rear suspension? Just wondering how it might compare to a Yamaha Majesty or a Honda Forza, which both have rather jarring rear ends.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By HandKPhil
KLR regret is a B**ch!

Yep, we will have to meet someday, and show off our Gs's:D

You going to the bike swap meet this Sunday, down at the Monroe County Fairgrounds? I'm going to take my two young nephews. You can get...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By HandKPhil
Too many bikes, not enough time....

Hey, how's it going? I just sold the KLR, and I'm already regretting it.:D

I've still got the DR350, and with my old Suzuki GS450 and the F700, that makes three bikes in one tiny garage. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By HandKPhil
Stock Seat

I've already received my build date for my Russell Daylong:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By HandKPhil
Too short

I'm about 6'-1", but I have a long upper body. I went with the 18", and now the windblast hits me square in the forehead. I should have went with the 20". I'm going to think about adding a spoiler at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By HandKPhil
A fine steed

Here she is, in all her Bavarian glory:
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n153/handkphil/20150428_192543_zpsjgegmppg.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By HandKPhil
We've Bonded.

Picked up my very low-mileage 2014 F700GS a few weeks ago, and so far I've probably put on 600-700 miles. I've added a Madstad windshield, BMW handguards, a smaller front sprocket, and most...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,564
Posted By HandKPhil
A Real Bulldog

Don't let it get out, but I already have a Bulldog. Mine's got a 450 cc engine, a 2-speed automatic transmission, shaft drive, lots of chrome, and cool, retro 80's style. I'm heading out to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By HandKPhil
Nice Red Ride

Awesome bike you've got there. I picked up my 2014 a few weeks ago. I'm 50, and new to BMW's too. Been slowly adding doo-dads to my bike, while waiting for Spring to spring here in Michigan. So far...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,383
Posted By HandKPhil
Good review

Nice review and write up, UKRider. I just bought the same bike you did, for almost exactly the same reasons. I also thought the 650 V-Strom was going to be the perfect bike, and like you I decided it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By HandKPhil
Good advice

Well you both helped tremendously. My bike did not come with an owner's manual, so I downloaded one after seeing both of your responses to my original post.

As Geek said, the manual recommends...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By HandKPhil
F700GS Front Suspension too stiff? (...or is it just me?)

So I picked up a 2014, very lightly used F700GS recently. I've only put around 500 miles on it, and while I like the bike overall, it has seemed liked the front suspension is awfully stiff. Keep in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By HandKPhil
Neither

Read up on this:

http://sales.nightrider.com/F700_c_134.html

I've got one on my 2014 F700GS - works great. Cheap, easy, does what it's supposed to do.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By HandKPhil
My SHinko 705 experience

I went through one set on my 2003 KLR250, and I loved them so much I have a second, brand new set for my KLR in my spare bedroom. I also have a brand new set of them put aside for my '99 DR350SE, for...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-04-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,580
Posted By HandKPhil
Crickets Chirping....

Wow, that was apparently the most thread-killing idea in the entire history of thread killing ideas.... :rofl
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-02-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,580
Posted By HandKPhil
Redneck Scooter Crowd Funding

I just had an idea!

I imagine that most of you are a lot like me, in that you've probably owned multiple motorcycles/scooters over the last few years. Well every time I sell a bike, a few weeks...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-02-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,580
Posted By HandKPhil
Thieves Suck!

I'm down with contributing towards replacing your scooter too. Many years ago, when I was a lad of about 15, I worked as a busboy. Hard, dirty work, long hours and crummy pay. Over a six month period...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 45,923
Posted By HandKPhil
AF-Xied on my new (to me) F700GS

Just bought a very lightly used, 2014 F700GS, last week. On the first couple of rides after bringing it home I was a little unhappy with the off-idle stumble and generally snatchy throttle at low...
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-26-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 207,681
Posted By HandKPhil
Nice review, Daniel. The Forza looks like a great...

Nice review, Daniel. The Forza looks like a great bike. I've sat on it a couple of times at my local dealership. and the fit and finish is typical Honda high quality. I had a Majesty 400 a couple of...
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By HandKPhil
2012 numbers

From the 2012 MIC numbers:

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2/15436/Motorcycle-Article/2012-US-Motorcycle-Sales-Tally-452-386.aspx
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By HandKPhil
Scooter sales down for 2013

The Motorcycle Industry Council says that scooter sales were down for 2013 (the last year that data is available for). Total U.S. sales of "major" manufacturers (not including Chinese) was around...
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-22-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By HandKPhil
140 m.p.h. from a 250 c.c. bobber!

Followed by this ad from that same bike's previous owner:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/4814456696.html
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-22-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By HandKPhil
140 miles an hour?

Here's another humorous one from yesterday:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/4814414257.html
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-22-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By HandKPhil
Awesome Craigslist Ad

Satire is not dead, at least not on my local Craigslist.

Warning: This ad contains a crude word for a part of the female anatomy. If you're easily offended, please do not click on the link below....
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,648
Posted By HandKPhil
my two cents

First of all, I'm not sure if there was some specific infraction(s) recently that earned him the boot, but I didn't find his posts too irritating. He usually just espoused an opinion that was...
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-29-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By HandKPhil
I tend to agree with you on the outrageous...

I tend to agree with you on the outrageous freight and doc fees Jerry, but at first glance those fees didn't seem too bad on the HD200 I looked at. Then I heard from several guys (including yourself)...
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-28-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 54,269
Posted By HandKPhil
Miscategorized

The "Motorcycle And Scooters For Sale" section of the Detroit Craigslist is becoming absolutely overloaded with snowmobiles, jet skis, ATV's, barstool racers, and worst of all "mobility scooters"....
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-28-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By HandKPhil
OTD on a 2013 Kymco GTi300

Just got this price from another local guy, for a '13 Kymco Gti 300 complete and out the door: $4375

I think that's way too high.....
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