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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45,363
Views: 8,883,133
Posted By jon_l
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/15114485707_db...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/15114485707_db56a9ce6c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p2BG2a)

Yes, a fender bag partially blocks the WRR headlight. And I always worried about the fender bag coming...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 285,675
Posted By jon_l
I hear you. These days, the illusion of privacy...

I hear you. These days, the illusion of privacy is just that.

I don't Facebook, nor post photos real-time so people know when you're not home, and I block EXIF data.

I like hosting photos...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 285,675
Posted By jon_l
Flickr is free and works well for hosting photos....

Flickr is free and works well for hosting photos. Videos are limited to 3 minutes. I used to pay for it, but it became free a few years ago. flickr.com
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45,363
Views: 8,883,133
Posted By jon_l
Stay away from ditch donkeys!

Stay away from ditch donkeys!
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 285,675
Posted By jon_l
I can't see them either. When I follow the link,...

I can't see them either. When I follow the link, I am asked to sign in to http://forums.thevmc.com/

Maybe those who can see them are signed in?
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,366
Posted By jon_l
R1200r?

http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/images/stntn_R1200R%20Full%20System.jpg

No experience with the R1200R yet, but I would like some!

I had the same experience with the 800 P-twin BMW engine. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By jon_l
Tusk bar-risers are cheap and work fine

Don't have any photos, but they look like they look on Rock Mtn ATV:

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/prod/275/t/tus_10_han_ris_kit_7-8_bar.jpg

Big improvement on WR250R. So not a...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,106
Posted By jon_l
BMW doesn't build a 400lb twin, ADV right? ...

BMW doesn't build a 400lb twin, ADV right?

Triumph builds an 800 triple.

http://www.mcnews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Tiger800XC_1024.jpg

Suzuki builds a 650 twin.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 44,780
Posted By jon_l
Nail-on-the-head Duc. I rode with a kid...

Nail-on-the-head Duc.

I rode with a kid many, many moons ago who rode one of these:

http://www.hondamotorcycles-usedmotorcycles.com/images/1972_honda_cl350_leftside_20.jpg

He sweated his ass...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 856,914
Posted By jon_l
That argument is a red-herring. Everyone wants...

That argument is a red-herring. Everyone wants traction and stopping ability. I seriously doubt many folks would willingly buy street (not racing) tires that are shot at 3,000 miles if they had...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,051
Posted By jon_l
That is Kevin Duke on the Bolt. I looked for his...

That is Kevin Duke on the Bolt. I looked for his stats but didn't find them. There are plenty of photos of him on other bikes on Motorcycle.com
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 856,914
Posted By jon_l
tire life?

I'm very surprised at the short tire-life being discussed (except Kray). 3-5,000 tire life miles is surprising for a modest-power, light(-ish) bike?. I got a lot more than that on the Pilot Road II...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21,682
Views: 6,305,229
Posted By jon_l
Omni Cruise is well made, in the USA. I bought 1...

Omni Cruise is well made, in the USA. I bought 1 for me and 1 for a friend. They work as advertised. On level ground it offers a break for the right hand.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 45,363
Views: 8,883,133
Posted By jon_l
What Krabill said. Most owners like the...

What Krabill said.

Most owners like the option to change tires and sprockets to improve performance to suit their riding. Changing to make the speedo work seems counter-productive.

Why not...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 21,481
Views: 3,854,545
Posted By jon_l
Nice van you have klinquist!

Nice van you have klinquist!
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 47,366
Posted By jon_l
Have you ever had cruise control? If not, you...

Have you ever had cruise control? If not, you might be surprised.

If the electronic foundation is there, cruise control and traction control would be easy OPTIONS. I had it once on a V-Strom,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,527
Posted By jon_l
I would have said that too, until this: ...

I would have said that too, until this:

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/photogallerys/Bolt-C-Spec-AiMEXPO-2014.jpg

Not sure now which I prefer, comes down to ergonomics.
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4,783
Views: 856,914
Posted By jon_l
What does this mean??

What does this mean??
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,293,998
Posted By jon_l
Today - Bolt C Spec (if it fits me)

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/photogallerys/Bolt-C-Spec-AiMEXPO-2014.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,367
Posted By jon_l
Fair enough. The ability to rationalize bike...

Fair enough. The ability to rationalize bike lust is why most of us are serial and multiple bike owners, and why most of us don't ride PC800s.
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,527
Posted By jon_l
looks like the inspiration was the Honda CTX to me (better looking though)

http://powersports.honda.com/assets/flash/model/gallery/CTX700N_2014_07.jpg.

Looks like they took a page from the Honda playbook. The Kawi is better looking though. Less......dull.
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,760
Posted By jon_l
I almost passed on this thread after reading the...

I almost passed on this thread after reading the subject line. Very glad I didn't.

Well-written Vegun!
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,367
Posted By jon_l
95% is pretty darn good for any machine to suit...

95% is pretty darn good for any machine to suit your needs.

If you had been on a Ninja 1000 or Tiger 1050 doing your same open country riding, would it have scored better than 95%?

Every...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,367
Posted By jon_l
I like the CB500X, on paper, and want to ride...

I like the CB500X, on paper, and want to ride one. Wifey is bike shopping in the Spring, wanting a more capable road bike than her Super Sherpa 250, and she doesn't want a heavy bike. I am hoping...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,367
Posted By jon_l
Good (first!) post notserious! I would pay...

Good (first!) post notserious!

I would pay 650 money for that CB400SF!

I would love to have a selection of smaller displacement bikes without the bargain basement components and especially...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 285,675
Posted By jon_l
Ah, I see it now. Thanks.

Ah, I see it now. Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2,058
Views: 285,675
Posted By jon_l
Jamming - great looking bike. Enjoy. Do you...

Jamming - great looking bike. Enjoy.

Do you recall what that red bike (scooter?) with trailer hitch behinds yours in the top photo was?
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,844
Posted By jon_l
Not what the market wants? What market? Honda...

Not what the market wants? What market? Honda sells more motorcycles than any company in the world.

So what if there are some old designs still being sold? When they were introduced, both the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By jon_l
Doesn't surprise me sales are slow. I...

Doesn't surprise me sales are slow.

I guess a faired version will differentiate it from some competitors, as well as weigh even more than the naked version.

Weight seems excessive for it's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45,363
Views: 8,883,133
Posted By jon_l
Here it is sold as an off-road enduro, not a dual...

Here it is sold as an off-road enduro, not a dual sport. As you know, intervals would be affected by use, i.e. race-pace woods riding vs. riding 2-track, secondary and gravel roads. Like "rough...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,844
Posted By jon_l
Honda sells a lot of scooters and bikes...

Honda sells a lot of scooters and bikes world-wide, and weirdly enough, ADV isn't the center of the universe. Like all corporations, their primary mission is to generate profits for shareholders. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By jon_l
You're kidding, right? It is the lightest bike...

You're kidding, right? It is the lightest bike in the bunch.

My vote would be either XT (225 or 250) or Super Sherpa.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 45,363
Views: 8,883,133
Posted By jon_l
Ontario WRR for sale

:spam For Canadian ADVers, mine is on offer in Ontario. Ad here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25236475&postcount=33).

Great bike, no issues, super low mileage, but I just don't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 200,975
Posted By jon_l
Not saying the extended sump doesn't serve a...

Not saying the extended sump doesn't serve a purpose, but writing stuff like that gets people who don't know any better all worked up. How many failures a do you know of due to oil starvation? FFS,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45,363
Views: 8,883,133
Posted By jon_l
PVC is white, thinner walled, stronger. ABS is...

PVC is white, thinner walled, stronger. ABS is black and thicker.

That black spray paint made for plastic (Fusion?) works well on PVC.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,293,998
Posted By jon_l
updated V7 for me today

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/xlarge/2015MotoGuzziV7IISpecial.jpg

http://bikeglam.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Red-Moto-Guzzi-2015-V7-II-lineup-photos.jpg

Not sure which...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,821
Posted By jon_l
Toyotas are too pricey used, IMO. Nissans are...

Toyotas are too pricey used, IMO. Nissans are cheaper, and good trucks too:

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQSFcSmUbd7el7rfqqxzA1HFSpSRU9NbPyqyevDsfjqdfeHnNQy6Q

Either...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,811
Posted By jon_l
Any word whether we'll get tubes or tubeless on...

Any word whether we'll get tubes or tubeless on the spoked wheels? I thought those Pirelli MT60s are tubeless tires?
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 647,305
Posted By jon_l
I will give that a read Bross. Thanks. I...

I will give that a read Bross. Thanks. I thought there was a day or 2 for it to clear, where it sat at Customs. If it is that simple, maybe...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 647,305
Posted By jon_l
Oh my! $7,600!!

Oh my! $7,600!!
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