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Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,157
Posted By dreccles
The BMW 650 is a great bike, but....

The Kawasaki KLR has won in the direct comparison reviews I have seen.

The quote from a major Moto mag was " the KLR is like the perfect taco - cheap, hearty, and satisfying" when comparing to the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 35,190
Posted By dreccles
Wink KLX difference

since the KLX ran out of sales steam by ' 96, I have often wondered why Kawasaki didn't go with the bigger valves, different jetting, doohickey-eliminating gear driven balancer, and suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,440,195
Posted By dreccles
Best mod for the money....

A K&N Filter and a Stage 1 DynoJet kit change the bike completely! :-)
Lot's more power across the entire rev range and Easy wheelies!

I found that aftermarket pipes did little, the pipe even...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-06-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,245,944
Posted By dreccles
HONDA's website says....

The NC700X will be available Summer 2012.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-05-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,245,944
Posted By dreccles
NC700X, 120 MPH in the rain...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=p-Ml7PP-Dn4&feature=endscreen

Sounds very relaxed @ 100 mph even in 5th. :-)

Shifting to 6th @ 100mph!
190kph = 120 mph.

Looks like it accelerates...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-05-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,245,944
Posted By dreccles
baffled as why you compare the NC700X to actual D-S

My thinking was that for the price of < $7,000 you can't buy a better bike, whether it be street, dirt, or Dual-Sport.
Understood I am thiking more dirt--or--fire-road riding than true enduro - but...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,245,944
Posted By dreccles
NC700X -vs- Aprilia

I am astounded when someone quotes 'CLAIMED" versus ACTUAL HP, LB.FT, and/or WEIGHT...
Does no one understand that CLAIMED means 'not even close to reality?

Any way.... if you get the chance,...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-22-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 1,245,944
Posted By dreccles
Interesting New Honda

How long has it been since you've seen that uttered in any adv-type forum?

Sure it will be as dirt worthy as a VERSYS or 'Strom.

But it looks so, so refined,,,, and so HONDA. (re:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,674
Posted By dreccles
"new plastic on the Vee?"

My guess is Suzuki is 'burning' off old inventory of body panels.

Maybe next year will bring a new V,,,, hopefully with a single exhaust - which would lower dry weight into the 460 lb. range!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,909
Posted By dreccles
BMW F650 actual REAL WORLD weight

As per Motorcycle consumer news,,,, (they actually WEIGH the bikes they test)....

the F650 twin will be the bike of choice for riders who want something light weight (473.5 lbs wet) and not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 271,423
Posted By dreccles
New 2012 650 ADVENTURE

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/110211top-730x485.jpg (http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/110211top.jpg)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 271,423
Posted By dreccles
2012 'v"

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/110211bottom-730x518.jpg (http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/110211bottom.jpg)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,674
Posted By dreccles
The Perfect Strom (s)

Discuss


http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/110211top-730x485.jpg (http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/110211top.jpg)


'and the 2012 'V'

...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,984
Posted By dreccles
This...

Make sure the vacuum hose to the petcock isn't collapsing. Better yet, replace it with a sturdy vacuum hose from an auto parts store.
--- cjbiker


Also there is a vent tube that drops down...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-10-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 57,962
Posted By dreccles
Both thumbs way up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you don't like it, don't buy it.
For actual riding (dirt road-street-highway) the new DL650 is a GREAT value.

:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,907
Posted By dreccles
Gsa?

Yes!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 271,423
Posted By dreccles
Laugh Weights and measures.

Some people blow my mind.
8% speedometer error?
:-/
GET OVER IT! "they ALL do that!"

Using one manufacturers dreamt up weight -vs- a 'real' scale ??? stfu.

Next will be the manfacturers...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 271,423
Posted By dreccles
Klay

no, no more singles in-house,,, the V-strom DL1K takes over ALL the road riding and dirt road work,,, while the ATV's handle off-road chores. but the 780cc DR650 sounds 'a treat'!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 271,423
Posted By dreccles
Dr650

come to think of of it... the DR650 could be THE answer,,,,, with a few mods for street worthy-ness (seat and DAKAR fairing,,, and maybe a 725cc+ big bore kit) for a few $K less than the wee...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 271,423
Posted By dreccles
V-Strom -vs- DR650

Good thoughts. I like the 'ole' DR650,,,, but still, no fairing, thin skinny seat, and NO pass-now-power on I-94 when you need to get by that 18-wheel behemoth @ 80, in the rain. and still have 150...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 271,423
Posted By dreccles
NEW ! V-Strom 650 ALL 'Rounder'

Riddle me this,,,

Would you rather be on a 500 mi. road trip on a DRZ400, or a knarly dirt road on a 1250 bandit, or would you rather be on a 2012 V-strom 650 on either 'road' ?

Dig?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 271,423
Posted By dreccles
NEW (?) 1K V-Strom?

"Discontinued last year; no news of a replacement.

Unfortunately, the new 650 has indeed turned out to be a Gladius in a frock. Gladys II.

Shame. OTOH people seem to like the new Gladys engine....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 271,423
Posted By dreccles
New V-Strom?

The tank holds 20 litre, or 5.2+ U.S. gallons... I LOVE the look :-)

Maybe they did some internal work with the engine - cams, valves, compression ratio, to provide a boost?

Updated...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-20-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,554
Posted By dreccles
PM Comparo

I would love to see the Wee, and KLR come out on top! With the sandy forest roads in the U.P., it could be a case that less power and weight will prevail...KLR then :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 174,711
Posted By dreccles
Bluhduh Transalp 7

It is HARD to believe the the powers-that-be at HONDA will not sell this bike stateside????????
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By dreccles
NEW 2009 V's

NEW 2009 V's - still available at discounted prices WITH warranty. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,225
Posted By dreccles
OK, so the Tourer is different from the 'Runner

My mistake

Carry On

but put me down for the lighter (cheaper) 'Runner
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,225
Posted By dreccles
Honda Cross

Isn't the new HONDA based on the VFR800?

781cc of V-4 GREATness...? or is there to be a 1247cc monstrosity also?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-19-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 49,343
Posted By dreccles
Listen up HONDA !

Update the current TRANSALP with better suspension, another gallon of fuel capacity, and stroke the old HAWK motor from 680 to 800cc ? VOILA, done!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,676
Posted By dreccles
suggestion...

Quit using the NOS from the soda aisle.


Seriously, fiddle the FI with a Tuner,,,, YOSHI Box, or try Dale Walkers 'box'.

or try a new airfilter
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,560
Posted By dreccles
1bike?

V-Strom 1K and an extra set of plastic
:evil
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