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Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,477
Posted By uconnapharm
I entered 2014 thinking I was going to pull the...

I entered 2014 thinking I was going to pull the trigger ,
on either a Triumph Explorer XC or a Super Tenere.
But now that I have seen the EBR SX ,
I will wait to see the upcoming EBR AX ,|
before...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 52,014
Posted By uconnapharm
going over the MotorcyleUSA ride report , I was...

going over the MotorcyleUSA ride report ,
I was disappointed to see ,
that the Scout is poorly sprung for a rider weighng 220lbs
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 670,827
Posted By uconnapharm
2013 / 2014 Wee-Strom question

Could someone look in their Owner's Manual ?
What is the maximum weight capacity for a 2013 or 2014 DL650 V-Strom ?
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 97,237
Views: 18,411,475
Posted By uconnapharm
2013 / 2014 question

Could somebody with a DR650 model year 2013 or 2014
look in their Owner's manual and let me know what
the maximum weight capacity of the bike is ??????

I weigh 300lb
and I am looking for a 2nd...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9,769
Views: 1,714,727
Posted By uconnapharm
295lbs too much for the CRF250L

I live about 5 miles outside my city.
Looking for a new bike ;
upright ergonomics , a real handle-bar ,
just to get me into the city after work ,
to buy a qt of milk , go to the post office or...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5,285
Views: 871,297
Posted By uconnapharm
kickstand question

How beefy is the Explorer kickstand ?
I have not seen an Explorer at a dealership yet ,
but a visit is planned for September ,
to make a decision between the Explorer XC and a SuperTen.

I ask...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,927
Views: 490,430
Posted By uconnapharm
ECU Flash talk to me

old age , old school wrencher here -
know nothing about computers or fuel mapping
Could some explain to be about : ECU Flash for the FZ-09
what does it do ?
whats the process ?
where can you...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,548
Posted By uconnapharm
Honda VT 500 Ascot 1) my first road bike ...

Honda VT 500 Ascot

1) my first road bike

2) the road bike I had the most fun on

3) everyone that comes in contact or owns these bikes - just loves them
it's a shame Honda never saw fit...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,152
Posted By uconnapharm
Thanks ! great replies

Thanks to everyone ,

You gave me a great starting place to start studying ,

as well as some insightful tips/suggestions
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,152
Posted By uconnapharm
Street Tires 4a Honda CRF250L ??????

I will start by saying , I know absolutely ZERO about street tires.
And know only little about tires in general.

I would like to purchase a 2013 Honda CRF250L Dual Purpose bike ,
and turn it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,907
Posted By uconnapharm
the 3 Harley's I have owned , ...

the 3 Harley's I have owned ,
'98Sportster,'99Sportster & 2000 Dyna FXDX
I always had to have
BOTH mid-bike controls and foot forward controls
around the city I used only mid-bike controls as I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By uconnapharm
Honda : Canada vs USA

CANADA : Honda CB1000r

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/sport/cb1000ra (http://motorcycle.honda.ca/sport/cb1000ra)

I cannot believe how much nicer the Canada version looks

USA : Honda CB1000r
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7,871
Views: 1,171,486
Posted By uconnapharm
Kaw-Dreams

Would love to see Kawasaki return the ZRX1200R to the USA
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,039,504
Posted By uconnapharm
any NC700X owners who weigh 285+lbs ?

I am interested in an evaluation / ride report etc from any
Honda NC700X owners who weigh around 285 lbs or even weigh more.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By uconnapharm
KAWA dealers are EVERYWHERE ! great when...

KAWA dealers are EVERYWHERE !

great when you are in a jam
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,962
Posted By uconnapharm
fuel injection vs carb ????? all things...

fuel injection vs carb ?????

all things considered - make mine FUEL INJECTION
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,389
Posted By uconnapharm
Yamaha USA drops FZ8 ?

I was on Yamaha USA site today.
They show the 2013 motorcycle line-up.
To my surprise , there was no FZ8 .
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9,769
Views: 1,714,727
Posted By uconnapharm
need some owners opinions

Any opinions on how the CRF250L will move along with a 280 lb rider ?

No dirt riding ,
simply in town commuting to work
( my town is 60% up and down hills )
and an occasional 12 mile jaunt...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,236
Posted By uconnapharm
I bought a new HD FXDX Super Glide Sport in 2000...

I bought a new HD FXDX Super Glide Sport in 2000 and had it for 8 years.
It was a cruiser like no other I had ever ridden.
You could really push it in the twisties.
It was the perfect transition...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By uconnapharm
Best Ride with stock seat height under 33"

the circumstances :

rider with 27" inseam
275lbs
not interested in making bike modifications
looking for a great streetbike that out of the box , has a seat height less than 33"
32" & 3/4"...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7,871
Views: 1,171,486
Posted By uconnapharm
2012 Aprilia Tuono V4

2012 Aprilia Tuono V4
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,047
Posted By uconnapharm
Right On ! said beautifully I'm 53...

Right On !

said beautifully

I'm 53 years old and have had a bike in my garage
every year since I was 10.

I don't think about it much , but I should more often-

over 43 years ,
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By uconnapharm
BMW G 650x XMOTO

Does BMW USA still have new ones piled up in a warehouse ?
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By uconnapharm
paved road:Tiger800vF800GS 2 questions

1) which ride better suits a 300lb rider,
with regards to stock suspension and horsepower ?

2) which bike is more comfortable fora passenger ?
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By uconnapharm
Tiger800 vs F800GS : 2 questions

1) with regards to horsepower and suspension in stock form :
which bike better suits a 300 lb rider on the street ?

2) which bike is more comfortable for a passenger ?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By uconnapharm
F800GS v Tiger800 : 2 questions

1) regarding horsepower & suspension in stock form :
which bike is better suited to a 300lb rider ?

2) which bike is more comfortable for a passenger ?
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 53,124
Posted By uconnapharm
NUDA to USA ?

Any word , if the USA will see the Nuda models in 2013 ?
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By uconnapharm
How to store a bike for 5 years ?

I need to put a 2 bikes in unheated garage storage for 5 years.

Suzuki DR650 ( air cooled with carb )

V-Strom 1000 ( liquid cooled , fuel injection )

I would imagine , it's not the same...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,828
Posted By uconnapharm
my 2000 FXDX

I had a 2000 FXDX
( Aztec Orange with the stock pipes sprayed black )
with BOTH mid-mount & highway controls. ( a must have for me ! )
While , not sporty when compared to other brands ,
there...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,039,504
Posted By uconnapharm
(imo) the way to LOOK @ the Honda NC700X

Compare the NC700X to what is out there in the SAME price range.

I think , someone looking at a bike that costs $7k , is not going to
be looking at bikes that costs $10K+, because if you could...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,957
Posted By uconnapharm
Aprilia 750 Shiver vs BMW F800R ?????

ergonomics and cost have lead me to make a decision
between these two bikes .

Your thoughts on who the winner should be ?
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13,801
Views: 4,784,515
Posted By uconnapharm
Fair Value @ Auction

How much could a

1983 XLV 750R

30,000 miles

MINT Condition

possibly go for on the auction block ?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-01-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By uconnapharm
Connecticut KTM owners ?????

I am thinking about purchasing a 990 Adventure.
My two closest KTM Service departments will be:
Manchester Honda in Manchester,CT
Motofit in Danbury,CT

Any recommendations as to who has the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By uconnapharm
from Connecticut with some thoughts ......

the 3 Harleys I owned over the years , all had gas line clamps that were
unique Harley clamps , that were only easy to take off if you had a
special Harley tool.
I believe in the '90's it was a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,337
Posted By uconnapharm
Anyone ride their F800GS 100% pavement?

Interested in hearing from anyone that rides their F800GS ONLY on pavement. Never off road .
I am interested in a new bike for :
an all-around dailey commuter ( suburbs to downtown )
urban inner...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,220
Posted By uconnapharm
Tell me about 2011 Yamaha FZ1

Of these three , big Jap nakeds :
Honda CB1000R
Kawasaki Z1000
Yamaha FZ1

from an ergonomic and visual aspect ,
I like the FZ1 far and away over the others.

yet every review / comparison...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,386
Posted By uconnapharm
the page I refer to

This is the page I am using ,

where I see ONLY the Hypermotard 1100evo SP & the 796 listed

its @ Ducati North America

http://www.ducatiusa.com/ (http://www.ducatiusa.com/)
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,386
Posted By uconnapharm
2012 Ducati Line-Up

I was just looking at the Ducati North America site.
They show the 2012 line-up now.

I was slightly shocked.
Under the HYPERMOTARD line , they only list 2 bikes for 2012 :

the 796
and
the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-13-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By uconnapharm
@ buckrider

Ducati stripped them of their dealership status earlier this year.
They might be stuck with a few floor models but they definately
are NO longer a Ducati dealership.
Now , the person that told me...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-12-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By uconnapharm
More GENGRAS rumors !!!!!!!!!

I just heard tonight that Gengras has lost their BMW & Triumph dealerships.
IF TRUE ??????
they have managed to "f" up the 3 premier Euro brands in less than a year.
( they lost Ducati earlier...
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