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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 84,765
Posted By LeChatNoir
i have an XR1200X as well a 2011. i have seen 3...

i have an XR1200X as well a 2011.
i have seen 3 on the street other than mine, and it is wierd.

i even got the Trimignoni pipes now.
it is fun, i have converted riders who previously hated...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Poll: Mmod
Views: 1,966
Posted By LeChatNoir
i love motorcycles, each experience is different....

i love motorcycles, each experience is different.
i would like one for everymood.
that said i love the 2015 Valkerie, i sat on it and had to run away :(
but i have my DOHC CB840 Roadster (home...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,717
Posted By LeChatNoir
the race- while all restrictor and crappy as a...

the race- while all restrictor and crappy as a race style, was in large part a real tense pretty wicked good run.
three wide train in the end almost 2 wide all day up front
it wasn't action packed,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,136
Posted By LeChatNoir
i just turned the 40 and i say i was in my...

i just turned the 40
and i say i was in my early 20's when i realized a sportbike is a terrible option.
i never saw the upper ranges of powerband on the street.
track time is different, but i...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 97,875
Posted By LeChatNoir
great stuff- i can't believe you keep er going! ...

great stuff- i can't believe you keep er going!
and shinya's parking lot rebuild wow!:thumb
i have to do this one day...of course, how can i break-proof an antique?:bow
i sub'd keep it coming
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 67,830
Posted By LeChatNoir
I love that Honda can do this, cool idea, maybe...

I love that Honda can do this, cool idea, maybe an even better ride, can they make it sound wicked - never rode a wing but this looks like a fabulous way to get into the long haul interstate riding,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,414
Views: 803,077
Posted By LeChatNoir
This bike has every thing u need and nothing you...

This bike has every thing u need and nothing you don't, funny I have been trying to get my CB to be like this and frankly Honda did one better a forever classic
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 138,283
Posted By LeChatNoir
haters aside, this bike is great and miles ahead...

haters aside, this bike is great and miles ahead of harley- davidson mythological oil leaking/burning, relics. this is a stout fast, smile inducing, tire shredding, peg scraping animal.
it begs to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-03-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,646
Views: 758,010
Posted By LeChatNoir
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2014-suzuki-...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2014-suzuki-v-strom-1000-concept/#more-35729

some nice points here
i think the ADV beak and look from Tiger-GS et al. at this point is fashion more than pure...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 576,855
Posted By LeChatNoir
I rather like the motus, simple effective...

I rather like the motus, simple effective styling, great sounding motor, great power, I am sure by specs it will be or is a good carver and it is a USA built, designed machine. That is appealing too...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,470
Posted By LeChatNoir
I test rode one, awesome. fit like a glove, ...

I test rode one, awesome.
fit like a glove, bottomless well of power, great cornering and ride. Calling this a cruiser is a misnomer, like the Harley-Davidson XR1200X I ended up buying, this is a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,002
Posted By LeChatNoir
Don't they have handguards with bar ends...

Don't they have handguards with bar ends available? And the barsnake?! Is that real?
My DRZ used to vibrate but either I got used to it or what but it seems mellow now, the xr1200 yowzah! Shakes me...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 138,283
Posted By LeChatNoir
here is the shifter- as you know the stock...

here is the shifter-
as you know the stock shift link has those rods splaying the rider foot out a bit, not a huge concern but this is a might tidier,
as well as mentioned adjustable and more...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 138,283
Posted By LeChatNoir
I put axle sliders in this morning, easy 10...

I put axle sliders in this morning, easy 10 minutes. And sato. Racing shifter, nice tidy piece, much more precise and adjustable,
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 138,283
Posted By LeChatNoir
where can i get torque specs? in fact where do...

where can i get torque specs?
in fact where do i get a service manual?
i was going to put frame sliders on (the front one from Sato Racing to protect the oil cooler) and i need the specs to the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 138,283
Posted By LeChatNoir
Invert and swap mirror s works well, a bit weird...

Invert and swap mirror s works well, a bit weird at first and it does look cool.
Any ideas on removing the smog stuff?
Oh, last 3 tanks,132, 127, 130 and the gas low light goes on. That is okay by...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 138,283
Posted By LeChatNoir
Right - I did ride sport bikes and really wanted...

Right - I did ride sport bikes and really wanted a more versatile set up, I was completely surprised at how much fun it is. I put 100 miles on it after work yesterday, it does not feel out of its...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 138,283
Posted By LeChatNoir
Speaking if road hugging weight, where can...

Speaking if road hugging weight, where can thisbike shed some, the exhaust, the smog equipment .. where else.
it doesn't feel as heavy as they say it is.
I guess titanium everything would work-...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 138,283
Posted By LeChatNoir
Are you using the stock exhaust? I don't mind the...

Are you using the stock exhaust? I don't mind the sound, but after riding my drz for 3 years stock, then getting a fat yoshimura pipe, the sound is not too loud and wonderful, especially in tunnels...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 138,283
Posted By LeChatNoir
Should have ridden the speed triple huh? I did...

Should have ridden the speed triple huh?
I did this weekend- wow really great fun, it felt like a naked reply-racer
I still can not complain the XR1200 feels like a bad ass though, it really is a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 138,283
Posted By LeChatNoir
i got one too

I was looking for a new bike- i have a DRZ supermoto and i figure i can change that to a full bore adventure bike- but i was looking for a fun all arounder with more go and show than the old honda...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-27-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22,913
Views: 6,993,747
Posted By LeChatNoir
360-90=270.. there you go. Btw I can't find...

360-90=270..
there you go.
Btw I can't find a thruxton or scrambler anywhere.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By LeChatNoir
Good Intentions maybe. I ride my drz sumo...

Good Intentions maybe. I ride my drz sumo everyday, yes I am in so -cal butstill.
Is this the exclusive vehicle to him? That is special in NE.
BUT donations really?
Forum: Racing 11-16-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 28,690
Posted By LeChatNoir
Bourdais? really he was so good in champcar and...

Bourdais? really he was so good in champcar and with peugot. why is he having a hard time getting with a better team? i admit his lackluster year but cripes a 4X champ.
Forum: Racing 11-06-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,296
Posted By LeChatNoir
Just intense finish spies was so on it. That...

Just intense finish spies was so on it. That Honda power wow
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-04-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,242
Posted By LeChatNoir
that is awesome. i really am always looking...

that is awesome.
i really am always looking around for something like this to ride. how is the handlebar to seat ratio? did you just angle them down?
Forum: Racing 09-17-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 121,007
Posted By LeChatNoir
wow 4 seconds down to formula nippon. IRL or...

wow 4 seconds down to formula nippon.
IRL or Indycar doesn't need ot be faster than F1 or whatever but Formula Nippon is s fast cool series which tends to feed into international championships. the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 136,322
Posted By LeChatNoir
wow this is why i want to do this .. ...

wow this is why i want to do this ..
outstanding.:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-06-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 269,458
Posted By LeChatNoir
Great report now I should get this as acimpanion...

Great report now I should get this as acimpanion to my dump ;)
anyone have 9k?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-04-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 269,458
Posted By LeChatNoir
It was a good review, I can't make sense of the...

It was a good review, I can't make sense of the smaller tank though. Better mpg with same tank would be all the better.
It is looking nicer every day, what a set of wire wheels would do to it.
how...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 269,458
Posted By LeChatNoir
Well the more and more I see the more I like. I...

Well the more and more I see the more I like. I wonder if there'd be a way to reroute the exhaust for a little more space. Considering how I ride between the tigers the 800gs . The wee may make a lot...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-22-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 269,458
Posted By LeChatNoir
Gladius was a steel frame vs. The SV aluminum...

Gladius was a steel frame vs. The SV aluminum one. I think that's the big gain, it was supposed to offset cost I dunno.
new Wee is growing on me.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 269,458
Posted By LeChatNoir
actually it would be neat to get side by side...

actually it would be neat to get side by side pics and specs to compare.
i am at work now so i cant... but i am posting here DOH!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 269,458
Posted By LeChatNoir
At that angler it looks tidier up front than the...

At that angler it looks tidier up front than the previous, but why mess too much with what works? Love it it orbe dissappointed lots of WeeStroms have flown out the doors of showrroms and ridden for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 269,458
Posted By LeChatNoir
I could get into a more sleek look. Suzuki has...

I could get into a more sleek look. Suzuki has always been good to me. I have no reason to think the update will suck. It wont overwhelm or set the benchmark but I can't ride like Coma, or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 269,458
Posted By LeChatNoir
looks sharp- why not open the flood gates and let...

looks sharp- why not open the flood gates and let us have at.
I really like the Wee, and ,alas no inverted forks- but a refresh may push me into it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,862
Posted By LeChatNoir
that's funny i have done this by accident on a...

that's funny i have done this by accident on a nighthawk 750
and a gs500E
will the wee do it?
probably not if you try.:rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 269,458
Posted By LeChatNoir
what if it was the same 650, with a new...

what if it was the same 650, with a new transmission?
the engine was turned 90degrees?
ooh is this an idea or what.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 269,458
Posted By LeChatNoir
I am looking forward to this. What ever it is. I...

I am looking forward to this. What ever it is. I was going to pull the trigger on a tigger 1050 used ofcourse but I road the dl650 and ut was great. Not the same but ihad not ridden the tiger, now...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,830
Posted By LeChatNoir
Great thread but where is that stupid husqvarna...

Great thread but where is that stupid husqvarna mille 3 concept or their 900 twin?
just stick the motor in the 630 am chassis. Jeez win win.
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