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Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,471
Posted By optimum_malarky
USD Forks?

Anyone tried changing out the forks/brakes on 5th gen VFRs for something more modern? I am wondering what it would take to upgrade the whole front end: usd forks, brakes, rotors?

Not that there...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,822
Posted By optimum_malarky
I like the idea of a retro-styled bike that has...

I like the idea of a retro-styled bike that has some power behind it! As much as I drool over the Triumph Bonneville, Scrambler and Thruxton, I get bored on every one that I ride. Sure, the BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,471
Posted By optimum_malarky
Good source for aftermarket goodies?

I am looking for a good source for after-market goodies for the VFR. Anyone have a website they like to use? VFR or Honda specific would be awesome!
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 350,745
Posted By optimum_malarky
R1200r wethead?

Any news if the 1200 water-cooled motor will be dropped into the r1200r package? I have seen spy shots and read some rumors, but nothing definitive.
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 350,745
Posted By optimum_malarky
Any love for R1150r still?

I know the 1150 motor is quite old news, but is there still any love for the older roaster? I wanted a R1150r bad when they first came out, but are they worth a damn now that the 1200r has been out...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,471
Posted By optimum_malarky
New to me 99

Hi, all! I finally found the right VFR for me: 1999 with about 40K, 954rr rear shock, front suspension sorted, new steering-head bearings, staintune, corbin, 3rd gen rear wheel, etc etc. The bike...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 164,514
Posted By optimum_malarky
Fantastic...

Just for fun, since we are lacking pics here.....:evil
http://p1.bikepics.com/2014/07/30/bikepics-2686564-full.jpg

http://p1.bikepics.com/2014/07/30/bikepics-2686565-full.jpg[/QUOTE]

What...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,841
Posted By optimum_malarky
Did you end up selling the RSV1000r? If so, why...

Did you end up selling the RSV1000r? If so, why did you decide to let it go?
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 54,203
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: 194
Views: 23,052
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: 236
Views: 41,749
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: 6,062
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: 6,062
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: 28
Views: 2,967
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: 341,204
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: 1,727
Views: 240,538
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: 341,204
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: 496
Views: 87,353
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: 341,204
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: 3,035
Views: 520,471
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: 63,348
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: 463
Views: 112,397
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: 4,808
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: 2,024
Views: 584,846
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: 8,522
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: 1,130
Views: 259,616
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: 308
Views: 54,203
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: 936
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: 53,587
Posted By optimum_malarky
:raabia

:raabia
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 80,804
Posted By optimum_malarky
:clap

:clap
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,468,128
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: 2,718
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: 1,130
Views: 259,616
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: 5,828
Views: 1,468,128
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: 1,130
Views: 259,616
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: 186,674
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: 307
Views: 52,733
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: 307
Views: 52,733
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: 1,130
Views: 259,616
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: 120
Views: 33,219
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...
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