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Forum: Road warriors Today, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Cat0020
Burgman 650.. best kept secret for 2-up riding......

Burgman 650.. best kept secret for 2-up riding... this is from my experience of owning over 40 bikes.
I know many Goldwing riders switching to Burgman 650 as lighter, more maneuverable, manageable...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 02:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,358
Posted By Cat0020
If you like the riding position of the VTR, and...

If you like the riding position of the VTR, and want something faster than the VTR..

http://forum.svrider.com/gallery/data/500/IMG_0030.jpg

Two Honda birds compensate well among each other....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 44,340
Posted By Cat0020
and how many car tire have you gone through in 3...

and how many car tire have you gone through in 3 yrs, 43k miles?

any punctures?

any handling issues that scared you?

falling off the edge of the flat earth soon?
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,512
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Having owned both Bandit 6 and 12 in the past,...

Having owned both Bandit 6 and 12 in the past, they are not particularly "nimble" at lower speeds in commutes. Especially when compared to the nimble Ninja 250 or SV650s.
The weight of the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 44,340
Posted By Cat0020
How many months? how many miles? how many near...

How many months? how many miles? how many near death incidents?
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,512
Posted By Cat0020
Tis the season of buying bikes, seller probly...

Tis the season of buying bikes, seller probly have no problem sitting on it for a few weeks for someone who's going to buy at his price.
Wait until JAN or FEB to buy used bikes..
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 41,505
Posted By Cat0020
Very old Ventura bag.. circa y2k :lol3

Very old Ventura bag.. circa y2k :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 44,340
Posted By Cat0020
Not me personally, but a FJR1300 canyon carving...

Not me personally, but a FJR1300 canyon carving in CA:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kMd_PRso6Tg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,806
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 I have had me a Guzzi, multiple BMW's w/shaft...

I have had me a Guzzi, multiple BMW's w/shaft drive, even a few vintage Hondas w/shaft drive... never had one fallen of of centerstand while twisting the throttle to let the rear wheel spin. :lol3
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11,225
Views: 3,829,158
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Weird thing is that K75 has a cable actuated...

Weird thing is that K75 has a cable actuated clutch, but it has a hydraulic clutch master cylinder at the handlebar. :lol3

Some brake caliper relocator bracket to accommodate larger diameter disc...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-19-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 I've done street legal conversion on XR650R, two...

I've done street legal conversion on XR650R, two WR250F, WR450F and two KLX300 in the past 10 years.

Not a big deal if you become a regular customer with your local inspection station. DOT tires...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,894
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Style is pain, fashion is pain.. :lol3

Style is pain, fashion is pain.. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Only the 2002 models have fork preload...

Only the 2002 models have fork preload adjustments.

Without a centerstand, it's hard to tell without a test ride whether the wheels are round and true, check inside the fuel tank for rust,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,559
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 My Superhawk #1: ...

My Superhawk #1:

http://www.superhawkforum.com/forums/members/cat0020-2508-albums-my-vtrs-649-picture-my-s-old-vtr-3798.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 41,505
Posted By Cat0020
Triple digit speed touring.. ...

Triple digit speed touring..

http://forum.svrider.com/gallery/data/500/IMG_0030.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 If this is going to be a daily commuter, rarely...

If this is going to be a daily commuter, rarely washed, put away wet and require minimal attention/maintenance, pre-gen SV650 would be better off than the Hawk GT.
SV650 would have more aftermarket...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,894
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 I wanted her even before I had my moto license. ...

I wanted her even before I had my moto license.

She's a typical Italian mistress, drop dead gorgeous & sexy, doesn't like to run in the cold, takes a bit to warm up to, but once she's warmed up,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10,172
Views: 1,732,962
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 I miss my Centauro: ...

I miss my Centauro:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/cat2000/Centauro/DSC02387.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,256
Posted By Cat0020
How many care tires have you used in 11 years of...

How many care tires have you used in 11 years of riding? how many miles?

Why does the car tire you use cost $450?
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,512
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 I have owned five pre-gen SV650s.. all of them...

I have owned five pre-gen SV650s.. all of them under $2500, always sold them for profit then realize what good bikes they are and look for another.
Still have a 01 SV650S, likely always keep one in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,256
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 LoL, I've passed & outpaced many bikes that have...

LoL, I've passed & outpaced many bikes that have regular moto tires on my car tire mounted Burgman, through twisties, long sweeping turns, highway on/off ramps, without even trying. :lol3

BTW,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,256
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Insurance companies mainly look at your policy;...

Insurance companies mainly look at your policy; if you have the coverage, they will cover no matter if you have a supercharger or turbo on your vehicle with track tires or drag racing tires.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,256
Posted By Cat0020
and if you travel over the edge of the earth, you...

and if you travel over the edge of the earth, you will drop right off..:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,256
Posted By Cat0020
Many died claiming the earth is not flat..:lol3

Many died claiming the earth is not flat..:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,363
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Picked up my 03 XX, as advertised: almost stock...

Picked up my 03 XX, as advertised: almost stock (aftermarket chrome barend plugs, BMW grips), never been down, 137xx mi. Front tire needs replacement, rear tire may have a few rides left, chain kinda...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,286
Posted By Cat0020
I have taken my sub $2k Chinese Reflex Clone...

I have taken my sub $2k Chinese Reflex Clone off-road many miles.. if you are up for it, likely the ride is not the problem.

BTW, I bought the scooter back in MAR 2008, now it has over 16k miles,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-15-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26,144
Views: 1,878,497
Posted By Cat0020
Been working moto marshal since y2k here. ...

Been working moto marshal since y2k here.



By "race", I hope you mean cycling race, not motorcycle race. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-15-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 26,144
Views: 1,878,497
Posted By Cat0020
^^^ Looks to me like a parade than regular daily...

^^^ Looks to me like a parade than regular daily commuters on bicycles.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-14-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26,144
Views: 1,878,497
Posted By Cat0020
I rode across the NA continent when I was 17,...

I rode across the NA continent when I was 17, with a group of 8 teenagers and 2 guides from YMCA. I did it on a Huffy 10-speed fitted with panniers.. I always volunteer to carry the food instead of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-14-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 26,144
Views: 1,878,497
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 I've pedaled across the NA continent when I was a...

I've pedaled across the NA continent when I was a teenager and worked as bike messenger in SEA, SF & NYC I still ride my bicycle between Brooklyn, Manhattan & Hoboken. I have had my share of close...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-14-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 31,852
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Seems like the car tire is not the problem. :lol3...

Seems like the car tire is not the problem. :lol3

Confidence in any equipment comes with practice, go to some empty parking lot and practice some moto gymkhana technique moves for a few hours.....
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 31,852
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Why would you go back to moto specific tire, if...

Why would you go back to moto specific tire, if car tire last twice, if not three, four times longer and cost lower?
Especially when you never felt the need for more speed.

Are you using a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Reading WWII weekend...

Reading WWII weekend (http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html) for 2015 is on June 5-7th.. plan your travels accordingly.

Few years ago, I rode out to check it out.
Probably one of the largest WWII...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26,144
Views: 1,878,497
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Idiots are everywhere.. if I ever get rear-ended,...

Idiots are everywhere.. if I ever get rear-ended, I would wait in the car until ambulance show up and get me out of the driver's seat with a neck brace.
:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 43,737
Posted By Cat0020
Any close-up pics of the dash/guages on the...

Any close-up pics of the dash/guages on the fairing?

Are those speakers on the front? is there a car radio/cassette deck in there somewhere?
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,363
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 Tentatively struck a Craigslist deal on a 2003...

Tentatively struck a Craigslist deal on a 2003 XX, 16k mi. completely stock, never been down, looks like it needs rear tire, maybe chain/sprockets; $27xx. Plan to pickup nxt wknd. :lol3
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 26,144
Views: 1,878,497
Posted By Cat0020
I park my pre-gen Ninja 250 & Chinese SuperCub...

I park my pre-gen Ninja 250 & Chinese SuperCub clone like that all the time, near city hall. Both bikes are smaller stature than the CitiBikes. I leave my PA license plate on the bike, have yet to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,363
Posted By Cat0020
Front sprocket chain guide, protects the...

Front sprocket chain guide, protects the crankcase.

http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Ltn/FrontSprocket13T.jpg

on XX looks like this:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,363
Posted By Cat0020
I had 17/43 on my 98 XX, acceleration, fuel econ...

I had 17/43 on my 98 XX, acceleration, fuel econ & speedo accuracy was never an issue for me, since GPS tells more accurate travel speed anyway. 17/43 combo does reduce engine rpm during long highway...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,685
Posted By Cat0020
With a weapon like that, you'd be eating prison...

With a weapon like that, you'd be eating prison food.. or just lead poisoned meat. :lol3
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