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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:16 PM
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Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
And yet, he thinks they should be doing much more...

And yet, he thinks they should be doing much more with the money they do get for it!

Some people just can't be pleased
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Says the guy who's comparison shopping this...

Says the guy who's comparison shopping this :rofl:rofl:rofl

http://k31.kn3.net/C/1/0/B/B/9/B11.jpg


He should probably be the one to google the phrase "Penny wise and pound foolish"....
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Yep. That's what I bought, and never imagined it...

Yep. That's what I bought, and never imagined it was anything different. As to suspension upgrades, I spent $16k and change for an '07 R12GS, then spent $2k replacing mediocre suspension. I might...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
You get good quality adjustable suspension on an...

You get good quality adjustable suspension on an Austrian thumper with plastic body panels for $10k.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
I don't entirely agree My numbers could be...

I don't entirely agree

My numbers could be off, but not as much as yours.
The last new bike I bought was an R1200GS in '07. Spokes were a $500 upcharge on a new bike. That's $250 per wheel. The...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
If this alone doesn't answer your question,...

If this alone doesn't answer your question, you're incapable pf understanding.

From your link;
DELANTERO
80 / 100 - 18 M/C 47P

TRASERO
90 / 90 - 18 M/C 51P
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Sweet Baby Jeebus! You DO struggle with...

Sweet Baby Jeebus!

You DO struggle with reality, don't you!

That bike is made to carry a 140 pound rider at city speeds. Those wheels won't do 80 mph safely, if at all. They certainly won't...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By JustKip
Or just read it and find the answers he's looking...

Or just read it and find the answers he's looking for :deal
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
+1 which gives it a big advantage over...

+1

which gives it a big advantage over Triumph's Scrambler!


As for the "It can't be ridden off road" argument...

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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Yeah, to me too, and I was about to buy a Monster...

Yeah, to me too, and I was about to buy a Monster 796 when I wrecked my GS in June. My newly rebuilt knee will appreciate the scrambler more.

...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:52 AM
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Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
...and you're looking at a Bonneville in...

...and you're looking at a Bonneville in comparison? :norton
You know the "68" apparel and accessories that Triumph promotes along with the "Modern Classics"? This Scrambler-hipster launch is the...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
While the ad campaign is a real turn off for me,...

While the ad campaign is a real turn off for me, I've been consistently rejecting all of the Bonneville variants for over a decade, and will continue to do so. And, unfortunately, Moto Guzzi has...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Personally, I was looking for this bike before...

Personally, I was looking for this bike before they started making it. I loved that review from The Daily Telegraph, and the last paragraph in particular really speaks to me;
"It's possible that...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
:wink:

:wink:
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By JustKip
http://i.qkme.me/3rhyu4.jpg

http://i.qkme.me/3rhyu4.jpg
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,636
Posted By JustKip
...and leather seat, or Termi slip-on :deal

...and leather seat, or Termi slip-on :deal
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
I tend to agree, but I've also heard it said that...

I tend to agree, but I've also heard it said that "the tires don't like dirt" very much. I'm likely to be running TKC80's after the initial set wears out.

As for the forks, I'm expecting that a...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
I'll add one, if I may? Apparently, you...

I'll add one, if I may?

Apparently, you don't know John Ashman is JerryH's fake n00b :evil
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Has this one been shared here yet? <iframe...

Has this one been shared here yet?

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Forum: Beasts 12-21-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Sacrilege!!! My dad had a WLA when I was...

Sacrilege!!!

My dad had a WLA when I was growing up. My first solo ride was on it
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
http://video.lycos.com/img/09/28609-kermit-the-fro...

http://video.lycos.com/img/09/28609-kermit-the-frog.jpg

I got a green one
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
killjoy If I can't be first, it ain't...

killjoy

If I can't be first, it ain't worth it
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
I've already bought a John Deere edition :deal ...

I've already bought a John Deere edition :deal

http://www.ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-Ducati-Scrambler-beauty-Urban-Enduro.jpg

Just need to powdercoat the tank panels...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Fuel isn't an issue most places on the COBDR....

Fuel isn't an issue most places on the COBDR. You're mostly just putting along, and there are real roads, going into towns, and campground stores with gas in the middle of nowhere. I have a 1 gallon...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 64,492
Posted By JustKip
I intend to ride mine completely stock for a...

I intend to ride mine completely stock for a couple thousand miles before making any changes, other than the Termi slip on. IF I do decide to change suspension I'll get help from a suspension pro.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
I really didn't intend to deny the F800's...

I really didn't intend to deny the F800's abilities. Just that it, like all "Adventure Touring" bikes, pales off road in comparison to an honest dirt capable thumper. I owned a R1200GS for 7 years,...
Forum: Hacks 12-21-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,010
Posted By JustKip
+1000 I've been hearing this story for at...

+1000

I've been hearing this story for at least a year. NO manufacturer or dealer is going to discuss your warranty claim publicly, so you're basically just bleating into the wind. I guess it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 64,492
Posted By JustKip
Definitely on the right track. A change in front...

Definitely on the right track. A change in front wheel alone wouldn't make a huge difference, and could cause clearance issues without longer fork tubes. Being sprung for the right weight makes a big...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/15/30f25da...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/15/30f25daa64888981e0c170dc9017d525.jpg

It don't really seem likely. You've got 6" of suspension travel. Add 1.5" of tire and there could well be...
Forum: Face plant 12-21-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,252
Posted By JustKip
It really is magic, the way bones mend...

It really is magic, the way bones mend themselves. They build up a calcium "callus" around the break. It's not nearly as dense as bone, and at first can't be seen on X-rays except by experts. After a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,369
Posted By JustKip
I'd say anyone can ride anything 200+ miles a...

I'd say anyone can ride anything 200+ miles a day.

I haven't toured without any screen at all in decades, but I cut down the stock screen from my '07 GS and made a flyscreen out of it.

I...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Do they even make corduroy pants these days?

Do they even make corduroy pants these days?
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Didn't say "couldn't". I said I wouldn't consider...

Didn't say "couldn't". I said I wouldn't consider riding the MTS there. The MTS is my favorite sport touring bike. It's comfortable for hours, and a blast in the twisties. It's also 75lbs heavier...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
I'd agree with that fellow, rather strongly. I...

I'd agree with that fellow, rather strongly. I haven't ridden the Scrambler yet, but I'm absolutely confident that I'll ride it places I'd never consider riding a Multistrada. And the MTS is one of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,099
Posted By JustKip
Max recommended speed is 35mph, and not more than...

Max recommended speed is 35mph, and not more than 10 over the speed of other traffic. Yeah, people do it quite a bit faster, but that's not legal and causes hard feelings. Don't be a dick and people...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
I'm pretty sure the "tyres" (everywhere but the...

I'm pretty sure the "tyres" (everywhere but the USA) are tubeless on the alloy wheels. The spoked rims require tubes with the same tires, because the rim itself doesn't seal. Spokes are likely much...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
Alloy are going to be easier to clean, and a...

Alloy are going to be easier to clean, and a couple of pounds lighter. They also don't require tubes, so the tires can be plugged rather than taken off to patch. Adjusting (tightening) spokes can be...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 64,492
Posted By JustKip
I ordered an Urban Enduro a week ago, but still...

I ordered an Urban Enduro a week ago, but still have no delivery date. My dealer told me he had deposits on quite a few bikes...approximately 7-8 Icons, 3-4 each of Urban Enduro and Classic, and 1...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 111,196
Posted By JustKip
I bought the bike based on that alone. I love the...

I bought the bike based on that alone. I love the engine, and especially on a simple, inexpensive platform. It just needs to not have any bad habits (as horse traders say)

Fuck a lifestyle...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,636
Posted By JustKip
+1000 This was the reason for my initial,...

+1000

This was the reason for my initial, snarky response. Triumph is no closer to building the "Tiger Cub" than Toyota is :deal

Good idea? I might like one, but is there a market that...
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