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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 2,324,412
Posted By JohninVT
Cycleracks has a photo of a Chevy Suburban front...

Cycleracks has a photo of a Chevy Suburban front end resting on top of a TW200 rear rack. If I was gonna ride Vietnamese style(entire family plus livestock) I'd choose a TW200 with front and rear...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,594
Posted By JohninVT
If there was a 93 TW200 with 4k on it being sold...

If there was a 93 TW200 with 4k on it being sold for $1300 near me I would buy it immediately. They're great machines.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,594
Posted By JohninVT
The only bike that will carry more clucking,...

The only bike that will carry more clucking, oinking, quacking livestock than a CT90 is a TW200 with front and rear racks. Think of it as a high speed, two wheeled tractor. They will go....anywhere.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,855
Posted By JohninVT
Have you ever ridden a DRZ? The seat height is...

Have you ever ridden a DRZ? The seat height is about a foot taller than your Harley and the Zuk' seat is classified by the UN as equal to water boarding in terms of torture implements.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,594
Posted By JohninVT
A CT90 is just as reliable as a DRZ if it's in...

A CT90 is just as reliable as a DRZ if it's in the same condition. In fact, the only three things that will be left on earth after the apocalypse are cockroaches, Twinkies and CT90's.

The CT90...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,306
Posted By JohninVT
It hasn't been built so the spec's aren't set in...

It hasn't been built so the spec's aren't set in stone. As of now, Cycle-Ergo's representation of the bike is a guess.
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,306
Posted By JohninVT
I'd like to see the 1000F with a normal sized...

I'd like to see the 1000F with a normal sized human on it...and color-matched hard luggage.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-29-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,069
Posted By JohninVT
The Multi upper fairing looks like something...

The Multi upper fairing looks like something you'd stuff in a pornstars ass. Fucking Terblanche.
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,233
Posted By JohninVT
How does it, "jam up" when downshifting? Could...

How does it, "jam up" when downshifting? Could you describe how you downshift and what the symptoms are?
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,233
Posted By JohninVT
If I wanted a retro single to ride two lanes and...

If I wanted a retro single to ride two lanes and gravel roads, I'd buy a TU250. It's a far better value than the Yamaha and has 80-90% of the performance.

The Guzzi is a whole different animal....
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,306
Posted By JohninVT
The video linked earlier says 220kg...so 484lbs.

The video linked earlier says 220kg...so 484lbs.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,406
Posted By JohninVT
Soooo....are you underwhelmed?

Soooo....are you underwhelmed?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,054
Posted By JohninVT
Crashing your heavily loaded...

Crashing your heavily loaded bike...repeatedly...at speed...then demanding the cracked frame be repaired under warranty makes you an asshole.

Smearing the manufacturer on forums after your...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8,790
Views: 1,538,753
Posted By JohninVT
My GF has a TU250 and I have just as much fun...

My GF has a TU250 and I have just as much fun cruising around on it as I do my VStrom 1000. I've had a couple of Honda Passports and three TW200's. The TU is in the same ballpark as a Passport or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,306
Posted By JohninVT
A 160hp, sub 500lb sport tourer with rock solid...

A 160hp, sub 500lb sport tourer with rock solid reliability, priced around 10 grand seems like a killer deal. I think it kinda looks like Bluebird in profile. I'd like to see some hard bags mounted.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,907
Posted By JohninVT
A used DL1000 is one of the best bargains in...

A used DL1000 is one of the best bargains in motorcycling. For less than 1/4 the price of a new RT, you can buy a low miles Strom with bags, Madstad bracket and engine guards.

With a Russell...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,430
Posted By JohninVT
There are several guys with hacked Stroms in...

There are several guys with hacked Stroms in Hacks. The 1000 vs. 650 thing is in 3-4 threads as well with all the builders and experts saying the 1000 is a far better choice.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By JohninVT
Vstrom 1000. Ignore what it looks like. It has...

Vstrom 1000. Ignore what it looks like. It has a 100hp V twin, stout frame, good to excellent weather protection and an upright riding position. In the $3-4,000 range, nothing else comes close to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,002
Posted By JohninVT
It wasn't an insult. Lighten up, Francis. ...

It wasn't an insult. Lighten up, Francis.

Are new BMW's the most electronically complex motorcycles sold today?
-Yes.

Could someone who spends hundreds of hours ass deep in the guts of said...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,002
Posted By JohninVT
Lemon laws vary from state to state. One issue...

Lemon laws vary from state to state. One issue does not usually qualify for it to be incurred. Typically, it takes as many as three unrelated problems for the Lemon Law to be used.

A BMW with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-20-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,406
Posted By JohninVT
Done?

Done?
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By JohninVT
Doesn't look like steel. It looks more like the...

Doesn't look like steel. It looks more like the PO stalled it in a giant mud puddle.

That could also be the reason he had the carb apart.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,949
Posted By JohninVT
Jerry, your post is full of tired cliches about...

Jerry, your post is full of tired cliches about ricers and nitrous that were probably gleaned from watching Fast and Frivolous...err...Furious. You've seen one too many movies with shaven head...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,949
Posted By JohninVT
What kills engines running aftermarket boost is...

What kills engines running aftermarket boost is usually; 1) too much boost. 2) too much compression. 3)poor heat management.

Too much boost manifests itself as a rod poking through an engine case....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,949
Posted By JohninVT
You realize that turbochargers and super chargers...

You realize that turbochargers and super chargers have been in widespread use since the 1920's, right? You can adjust boost pressure. Adding a turbo or supercharger doesn't automatically turn an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,810
Posted By JohninVT
I built a 230hp, turbo Yaris...so I know stupid...

I built a 230hp, turbo Yaris...so I know stupid when I see it. :D.

This will end in tears. Also, you'll put your eye out. Seriously though....a big, air cooled thumper is a terrible engine...
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,076
Posted By JohninVT
That's a great looking rig. Wish I had a spare...

That's a great looking rig. Wish I had a spare 15 grand laying around so I could set up my Vstrom like that.
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,076
Posted By JohninVT
Ok. I'm still curious if the traction control,...

Ok. I'm still curious if the traction control, electronic suspension and ABS work when a sidecar is attached to a big GS. The electronics are part of the reason folks pay so much more for a BMW.
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,076
Posted By JohninVT
A GSA costs $10,000 more than a Vstrom. Can't...

A GSA costs $10,000 more than a Vstrom. Can't you build a pretty nice sidecar rig for ten grand?

Does all the electronic stuff that BMW loads onto the GSA(like ESA and the ABS)work on a sidecar...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By JohninVT
A Stone, Jackal, Metal, EV...etc, will crank over...

A Stone, Jackal, Metal, EV...etc, will crank over a mountain road like no other "cruiser". Truth is, while they look like cruisers they're really the Italian version of a UJM...only with better...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,599
Posted By JohninVT
Looking at your priority list, I come to the...

Looking at your priority list, I come to the opposite conclusion. Scheduled maintenance is not the same as being stranded. The chances of being stranded by a BMW are magnitudes of order higher with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,599
Posted By JohninVT
Comparing the price listed for the DL vs the GS...

Comparing the price listed for the DL vs the GS is deceiving. The price listed for the Suzuki is about what you'd actually pay. The price listed for the GS is a lot less than what you would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,606
Posted By JohninVT
I'm wondering why the dl650 is getting compared...

I'm wondering why the dl650 is getting compared to the S10 when the dl1000 exists? The 650 is a great bike but the 1000 is better two up. Ergo's are slightly roomier on the 1000(the seat is an inch...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,042
Posted By JohninVT
I bought a new, leftover 2012 1000 ADV. It cost...

I bought a new, leftover 2012 1000 ADV. It cost less than half what a new GS costs. WAY less than half since it's impossible to find a GS at a dealer that isn't loaded with expensive options.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,705
Posted By JohninVT
I've had several mopeds, two Honda Passports and...

I've had several mopeds, two Honda Passports and three TW200's. The problem with mopeds and Passports is that if you try to leave town, you have to ride the shoulder. Instead of a 10' wide lane,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,705
Posted By JohninVT
Last year I saw a Tomos moped with a milk crate...

Last year I saw a Tomos moped with a milk crate on the back. It was packed with a tent, sleeping bag and mess kit, sitting at a gas station. The owner was smoking a cigarette and drinking a Coke...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-10-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,274
Posted By JohninVT
The S10 is great looking but weighs a bazillion...

The S10 is great looking but weighs a bazillion pounds. Riding off road means crashing. Picking up a S10 could cause you to prolapse your tobyhole from the strain.

A $2500 Concours C10 is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 134,827
Posted By JohninVT
No. Stock, new BMW 1200's put out nearly...

No. Stock, new BMW 1200's put out nearly identical hp and torque numbers as a stock ZRX100...and slightly less than a ZRX1200. The BMW puts out 95-96hp and 72-73ft/lbs.

It's stupid-easy to tune...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By JohninVT
If I was riding mostly slab, my mod priorities...

If I was riding mostly slab, my mod priorities would be;
1)Madstad and screen
2)Madstad and screen
3)Madstad and screen
4)Fork brace
5)Beads, Airhawk or custom seat
6)Madstad and screen...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,065
Posted By JohninVT
Trailwings are OK. I got over 8,000 miles on my...

Trailwings are OK. I got over 8,000 miles on my OEM Wings. The main gripe I have with them is two_fold; they give zero feedback from the front end and they're very expensive for the performance...
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