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Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,025
Posted By optimum_malarky
Anyone have ideas on when this bike might show up...

Anyone have ideas on when this bike might show up in showrooms? Is it confirmed for the USA yet?
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,980
Posted By optimum_malarky
More choices are a good thing! Even though I...

More choices are a good thing! Even though I have experience on bikes larger than 600cc, I love the idea of a smaller bike to rip around on. I love that these bikes are popping up for those of us...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,115
Posted By optimum_malarky
2009 with less than 1000 miles that the owner...

2009 with less than 1000 miles that the owner says has "electrical problems". He wrote that the bike struggled to start a few months ago and now wouldn't start again, though it obviously hasn't been...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,223
Posted By optimum_malarky
2003 with less than 14K on the clock, suspension...

2003 with less than 14K on the clock, suspension work, piped, chipped, plus a few add-ons.... Any reason not to pursue this over a 2009 Griso, 2005 Tiger or 2008 Sprint ST?

Unfortunately, all...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,223
Posted By optimum_malarky
What is the range on Falcos with these mpg...

What is the range on Falcos with these mpg numbers? I know many people like them for sport-touring, but how far can you get before you need to start pushing?
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,205
Posted By optimum_malarky
I think it looks awesome and I love another naked...

I think it looks awesome and I love another naked option on the market. If this is a pumped up version of the Lightning series, then I am interested to check it out! Good on EBR!
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 335,940
Posted By optimum_malarky
Still waiting on the seller, who is out of...

Still waiting on the seller, who is out of town... keeping my eyes open for a nice 1050 in my price range in the meantime...
(I really like the orange ones)
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 211,227
Posted By optimum_malarky
Any difference in power or feel with the ZX14...

Any difference in power or feel with the ZX14 header and cans? I agree -- the bike looks mean with those pipes on it! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 335,940
Posted By optimum_malarky
Thanks for the replies about mileage on these...

Thanks for the replies about mileage on these bikes.

Is there any reason then to go for the 955i over the 1050? I had a 1150gs before and loved the high position of the machine -- being able to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 76,160
Posted By optimum_malarky
Which Buells are more reliable: the Tubers or the...

Which Buells are more reliable: the Tubers or the XB series? I have always loved the looks of the Lightning bikes, especially the late XB12Ss, but I heard that the Tubers are less maintenance...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 335,940
Posted By optimum_malarky
How many miles are considered high on a 1050...

How many miles are considered high on a 1050 Tiger? There is a nice example in my area with some killer mods (suspension, lights and seat), but with 45K on the clock. Are these motors built to make...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 488,517
Posted By optimum_malarky
What would need work?

Interesting opportunity to get into a high(er) mileage VFR800i: There is a local 2000 VFR with approx. 65K miles for a reasonable price. The bike has a couple of upgrades -- Ohlins rear shock,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,024
Posted By optimum_malarky
Thread bump! Hoping to see and hear more about...

Thread bump! Hoping to see and hear more about Hypers in action!
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 104,023
Posted By optimum_malarky
Which year gen I?

I have my eye on 2 different Gen. I Fz1s and I could use the collective experience!

One bike is a 2001 with about 35k and a boatload of mods, including pipe, jetting, suspension work, servicing,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,306
Posted By optimum_malarky
Italian Honda?

Have you ever considered a gen1 or gen2 Aprilia Tuono? It doesn't check all of your boxes (abs, fuel mileage), but it is a big twin with tons of low-down torque, good looks, suspension, FI, etc. I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 562,672
Posted By optimum_malarky
Man, I just love the looks of that bike in black!...

Man, I just love the looks of that bike in black! My 2004 was red, but the black was always the looker. What a great machine! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,429
Posted By optimum_malarky
Not meaning to hijack

Just wondering how the newest iteration of the 690 Duke compares to say a 2009? Is it worth it to buy this latest bike over one of the earlier ones?
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 236,701
Posted By optimum_malarky
Switch for the big brother?

Anyone gone from a Str3 to a Speedie? I love the feel and sound of the Street, but I miss the endless torque of the 955i Speed I owned. I am debating whether to try to trade for a new Speed or just...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,025
Posted By optimum_malarky
Is this an actual bike or a photoshop? Killer...

Is this an actual bike or a photoshop? Killer look!
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By optimum_malarky
Love it! What tail rack is that?

Love it! What tail rack is that?
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,859
Posted By optimum_malarky
:raabia

:raabia
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 71,258
Posted By optimum_malarky
:clap

:clap
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,429,031
Posted By optimum_malarky
Question for the collective: is there any good...

Question for the collective: is there any good reason to go after a 955i Girlie Tiger instead of a 1050 Roadie Tiger? I love the looks of both and want the motor to be larger than the 800, but I am...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,486
Posted By optimum_malarky
Up-spec Small Displacement Bikes?

I have an interest in some of the smaller displacement bikes that have been recently showing up again: Ninja 300, CBR 250, etc. I have spent some time on a CB-1, which was an absolute hoot,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 236,701
Posted By optimum_malarky
I know, I know!! I just need something to secure...

I know, I know!! I just need something to secure my crap when I'm out for 7+ days during the summer! Is there a "stylish" top box option? :ear
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,429,031
Posted By optimum_malarky
Is there any love left for the 955i Girlie...

Is there any love left for the 955i Girlie Tigers? I see so many of the latest bikes that I think the old bike has no love left...!
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 236,701
Posted By optimum_malarky
Looking for recommendations for a rear rack/top...

Looking for recommendations for a rear rack/top box for a 12 St3R. I just sold my previous bike set up for sport-touring in favor of the Triumph, so I need options for lockable storage. I think a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 181,469
Posted By optimum_malarky
Caught my attention

Okay, the big Duck has my attention now, and all the glowing reviews are making me think it needs more than a quick once over. How about a couple of simple questions:
1) Can the bike been ridden...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 47,768
Posted By optimum_malarky
^^^^ There is a 2001 with 6k miles and a 2003...

^^^^
There is a 2001 with 6k miles and a 2003 with 18k miles within driving distance, for example, but neither have the add-ons. Do those make up for the difference in mileage? Is it possible to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 47,768
Posted By optimum_malarky
How many miles on a bike would make you walk away?

I am looking at a 99 that is set up for touring (beetle bags, corbin, sliders, db screen), but has 65,000 miles on the clock. From the photos, I would swear it is a new bike, but I am unsure about a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 236,701
Posted By optimum_malarky
I think I want to make my ST3r my do-it-all bike...

I think I want to make my ST3r my do-it-all bike (at least for the time being), which means I need some traveling capacity. I like the space and security that a top box provides, but I loathe the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,673
Posted By optimum_malarky
I am looking at one of these right now as a...

I am looking at one of these right now as a sport-tourer. I love the shots of the bike camping, etc. -- that is what I miss about my old GS. How does the r1200s do for tank range? How much does...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 81,000
Posted By optimum_malarky
How about some options for integrated luggage (a...

How about some options for integrated luggage (a la Ninja 1000) and we call it a day!:evil

So many awesome naked bikes becoming available -- I just wish there were more options to take them...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 211,227
Posted By optimum_malarky
Range?

I keep looking for a SPORT-tourer that has terrific range. I hate having a wide-open, isolated road and having to worry if I roll back on the throttle, I will be pushing the beast up the road in no...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 103,504
Posted By optimum_malarky
How many miles are too many?

If the bike looks clean and has been well maintained, how many miles are high miles for the R1100s?

I have my eye on a 1999 with 50K, but it looks pretty good!
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,594
Posted By optimum_malarky
Revival!

Went to see a 95 M-900 today with some tasty bits. It was a trade in at a local shop, so they are just trying to get rid of it. About 20K on the clock, some some scratches, but it started right up...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,460
Posted By optimum_malarky
Well, I rode the bike in question and thought it...

Well, I rode the bike in question and thought it was a hoot! The machine is thrashed cosmetically: dented tank, scratched tail, weathered rims, small dent in the frame, replaced cluster (no way to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,460
Posted By optimum_malarky
Back from the dead!

Thread revival!

Anyone still cruising with their CB-1? This might be the ticket for me as a nice, older alternative to some of the modern small bikes (CBR250 and Ninja 300). I wonder how these...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 488,517
Posted By optimum_malarky
The one I rode had heat coming up and roasting my...

The one I rode had heat coming up and roasting my legs and butt. I was wearing jeans (test ride), but it was pretty uncomfortable, even at speed. Does this sound odd?
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 488,517
Posted By optimum_malarky
Can't seem to get the 5th gen out of my mind

I rode a 2001 earlier in the summer and I can't quite get the bike out of my mind. My big concern, though, is the heat that came off the motor. Is this a common issue with the 5th generation bikes?...
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