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Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,158
Posted By duke944
Like the idea, hate the price.

Like the idea, hate the price.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,252
Posted By duke944
I leave the calipers in place.

I leave the calipers in place.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By duke944
Here's a place in Aurora that rents bikes, a...

Here's a place in Aurora that rents bikes, a Vstrom costs $135/day +insurance. Might as well pay the extra $10 and get the GS. http://tourbikes.com/

As far as some stranger lending you a bike for...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By duke944
I had the exact same thing start to happen on my...

I had the exact same thing start to happen on my 12rt, it would happen intermittently but at least a couple times every ride. I also could slightly smell clutch burning. After doing some google...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,965
Posted By duke944
I have a 32" inseam and my hips, knees, neck,...

I have a 32" inseam and my hips, knees, neck, back all were in pain after an hour when I owned my VFR800. Popping aleve, exercising, and trying to maintain proper posture never worked for me. A...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By duke944
I'm riding an R1200RT with 120k that I bought...

I'm riding an R1200RT with 120k that I bought cheap a couple years ago. Like the one you are looking at it was less than half the price of the same bike with avg miles. I've put about 12k on it with...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,953
Posted By duke944
Do you talk like a Hee Haw reject in real life or...

Do you talk like a Hee Haw reject in real life or are you trying to make a point of some sort?

I think the 12ST would be a great bike with a decent looking headlight, elec shield and cruise. Damn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,222
Posted By duke944
What are you talking we've all been in the...

What are you talking we've all been in the truck's position? I've never even come close to doing something so wrecklessly stupid, the only thing that even makes sense to me is he was texting or...
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,143
Posted By duke944
I didn't see any of those factors come into play,...

I didn't see any of those factors come into play, all I saw was a rider inexplicably running off the road. I hate to kick a man when he's down but some people have no business taking a passenger, I...
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,452
Posted By duke944
Give the guy a break, he got unlucky with some...

Give the guy a break, he got unlucky with some gravel in the wrong place. Some of you sound like a bunch of old ladies.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,510
Posted By duke944
You're not even going to try Module Masters?

You're not even going to try Module Masters?
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 190,327
Posted By duke944
I test rode an '08 C14 once. The low end power...

I test rode an '08 C14 once. The low end power was soft, really soft. The lack of torque was so bad the whole bike shook at 60mph in 6th gear, the bike desperately telling you to downshift. The power...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,342
Posted By duke944
A 22" Rifle windscreen and a matching Laminar lip...

A 22" Rifle windscreen and a matching Laminar lip on my ST1100 gave me a very quiet ride. The stock windscreen on that bike was horrifically loud, about as bad as any bike I've ever ridden.
I found...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,669
Posted By duke944
Halky, you need to grow some thicker skin if you...

Halky, you need to grow some thicker skin if you want advice from this forum. Especially when your opening post paints a picture of someone who isn't financially ready for a bike complaining that the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,669
Posted By duke944
"I'm not capable of working on my bike" is a load...

"I'm not capable of working on my bike" is a load of crap. Buy some tools and roll up your sleeves, the internet has all the info you would ever need.
Paying a shop to perform routine maintenance...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,310
Posted By duke944
You talking about shafts from the '80s? have no...

You talking about shafts from the '80s? have no idea why you would say that about modern shafts.
Chains suck, I'll never go back.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,214
Posted By duke944
I agree on that Jet. Anyone who tries to justify...

I agree on that Jet. Anyone who tries to justify bike ownership economically by pointing out fuel savings is either really bad with a calculator or living in denial. Overpaying for labor and parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,214
Posted By duke944
"But if you want the warranty to remain valid,...

"But if you want the warranty to remain valid, maintenance is needed. Whether it is done by a factory trained mechanic or a backyard mechanic might be an issue at some point, however."

If I do it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,214
Posted By duke944
Sounds like you are in the majority where this...

Sounds like you are in the majority where this kind of money actually means something. Why not do it yourself? I actually think changing spark plugs at 12k is nothing but a waste of money, but if you...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,214
Posted By duke944
$625 labor is preposterous for this work to me,...

$625 labor is preposterous for this work to me, but I envy those who pay it without blinking - their time must surely be much more valuable than mine.
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,080
Posted By duke944
The OP said he is 5'6", the Kaw would probably...

The OP said he is 5'6", the Kaw would probably fit him (or her) perfectly.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,080
Posted By duke944
Why would you want to buy a new $6k CB500 when a...

Why would you want to buy a new $6k CB500 when a $2500 or less used GS500e or Kaw 500R does the same thing? ride the CB for a year and it's worth about $4k, ride the crap out of the used bike for a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,080
Posted By duke944
Suzuki GS500E or Kaw Ninja EX500. Things you...

Suzuki GS500E or Kaw Ninja EX500.
Things you don't want for a first bike: heavy, expensive, fast. Sorry, the F800ST is not a good first bike.
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,597
Posted By duke944
I've owned both a 919 and SV1000n, albeit for...

I've owned both a 919 and SV1000n, albeit for short times. Someone else mentioned 919 behaves like a vtwin, and that's the truth - it pulls about as hard as the SV from idle up and felt every bit as...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,624
Posted By duke944
I see ST1100's come up all the time priced below...

I see ST1100's come up all the time priced below $4k, often with mileage below 40k. I've owned a couple and paid about $2500 for each, although they were early '90s models. I've considered these...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,843
Posted By duke944
I'm going to second the 1200 GW suggestion. I'd...

I'm going to second the 1200 GW suggestion. I'd try to find a special or limited edition from '85-'86 - fuel injection and elec cruise. I've seen a couple on my CL over the last couple months in the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,000
Posted By duke944
They are both at dealers, go test ride them. Out...

They are both at dealers, go test ride them. Out of these 2 options I'd buy the FJR.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,863
Posted By duke944
My opinion on replacing tires (and helmets) due...

My opinion on replacing tires (and helmets) due to age is a bunch of nonsense. If they aren't dry rotted I'd use them without a second thought.
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By duke944
His asking price tells you he's not giving this...

His asking price tells you he's not giving this away, I think any offer under $12k is a waste of both your time with only 1200 miles. A pro would respray the bag cover for around $150 (that's what I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By duke944
The top case is the only "farkle" you've...

The top case is the only "farkle" you've mentioned, everything else is standard equip. Does it have ESA? heated seats? radio? If it's a standard bike with a top case like you've described, extremely...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,808
Posted By duke944
I think the RT has been the best in class since...

I think the RT has been the best in class since it came out in '06. The only thing the FJR does better is top end hp, but if you know how to ride that's a non factor. It's about f'n time one of the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,808
Posted By duke944
I've ridden all 3 of these bikes, by advice is to...

I've ridden all 3 of these bikes, by advice is to look for an 06+ FJR you can afford.
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,260
Posted By duke944
I owned one for a few years - super reliable,...

I owned one for a few years - super reliable, handled great for it's weight, awesome low end power, great 2-up bike.
Negatives: carbed, no fuel gauge, small tank (5.3g) and lousy fuel mileage (mid...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,166
Posted By duke944
You forgot poor fairing aerodynamics design,...

You forgot poor fairing aerodynamics design, crappy non-adjustable suspension and wtf tire sizes.
This bike was riding the short bus in 2003 and it was never changed. Maybe the question is what...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By duke944
Repaints turn me off more than high miles....

Repaints turn me off more than high miles. Sometimes owners repaint for a different color or because the original paint was sun faded, but that's rare- much more likely it's because of a crash.
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By duke944
Paint looks pretty good, is there tip over...

Paint looks pretty good, is there tip over damage? shocks would be cheap used off Ebay, probably $50 each - new about 10x that. Google peg lowering kit and find out how much that costs. Did you check...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By duke944
If it looks decent and runs/rides good with...

If it looks decent and runs/rides good with little to no play in the rear wheel I'd offer $2500 and go to $3k tops if you really like it. That's a grand or so over what you could part it out for,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 49,633
Posted By duke944
I know I won this argument, aside from pointing...

I know I won this argument, aside from pointing out my misuse of the word mute your chest-thumping in this thread has offered nothing of value.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 49,633
Posted By duke944
You have a very difficult time following logic...

You have a very difficult time following logic don't you? you see someone challenging you, see red and just start typing furiously.
First of all, 0-100mph is tall gearing. Shorter gearing would be...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 49,633
Posted By duke944
Who says I still ride a Duc? why are you making...

Who says I still ride a Duc? why are you making shit up?
http://motorcycleperformance.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/dynozx10r.jpg
more like 40 ft lbs at 3500, but the gearing is so tall it's not...
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