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Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4,021
Views: 581,463
Posted By ZappBranigan
Don't even get me started on chain-driven...

Don't even get me started on chain-driven standard bikes like my Triumph Scrambler that sold for $7500+ new (in 2008) and didn't include a tach, a center stand, a locking, hinged seat, a locking gas...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By ZappBranigan
Great report. I spent some time in that part of...

Great report. I spent some time in that part of the world in 2009, but I was on 4 wheels, not 2.

If you're ever near Fields again, you can camp at Willow Creek Hot Springs maybe 30 miles to the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,106
Posted By ZappBranigan
+1. I've already said I'm never going to have a...

+1. I've already said I'm never going to have a trike but I could see myself with a side hack rig.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By ZappBranigan
I had an 01 T-bird (same engine) and would often...

I had an 01 T-bird (same engine) and would often get the overheating light coming on when I stopped on a hot day.

I don't think the engine is actually overheating, I think the sensor to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By ZappBranigan
Not gonna find that in the US. The...

Not gonna find that in the US.

The Guzzi V7 classic might come close but AFAIK it doesn't come with ABS. I don't think the Triumph classic twins do either. BMW used to make the R850R but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 286,217
Posted By ZappBranigan
From the shape it looks like it might direct air...

From the shape it looks like it might direct air flow to the oil coolers on the sides of the tank.

I like it, it's unique. Once I realized that it is only the 1150R had the "beak," not the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4,021
Views: 581,463
Posted By ZappBranigan
WRT hydraulic valve adjusters like the old...

WRT hydraulic valve adjusters like the old Hondas, I think it's an understandable - if somewhat cynical - calculation on the part of the manufacturer.

Think of it this way: The only time the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 286,217
Posted By ZappBranigan
Pretty sure my 2002 has servo-ABS. I can even...

Pretty sure my 2002 has servo-ABS. I can even hear the servos working if I squeeze the brake lever when the ignition's on.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
Most states have procedures for getting a title...

Most states have procedures for getting a title on a non-titled vehicle. Sometimes it's a 'bonded title' where you post a bond for double the value of the vehicle, other times you can register it as...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 70,771
Posted By ZappBranigan
Wow, that's gorgeous! And very clean for a 33...

Wow, that's gorgeous! And very clean for a 33 year old bike. :clap

I love those old UJMs. It's amazing to me how many of them are still out there in great condition.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
Adding a little to the above, I wonder if anybody...

Adding a little to the above, I wonder if anybody has ever bought a non-titled vehicle where the original purchaser just defaulted on the loan and then negotiated a buy-out with the finance company? ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
To me "no title" doesn't neccessarily mean...

To me "no title" doesn't neccessarily mean "stolen."

I can think of at least a few non-stolen reasons a bike would have no title:

Reason 1: Original owner borrowed money from current...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,790
Posted By ZappBranigan
Welcome to the Boxer world! I'm a recent...

Welcome to the Boxer world! I'm a recent convert, too - Sold my Scrambler in December and a couple of weeks later I picked up a gorgeous yellow and gray R1150R (A/K/A "Beakster.")

I only...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 222,680
Posted By ZappBranigan
With no front brake that can't be street legal. ...

With no front brake that can't be street legal. So why put a headlight on a dirt tracker?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
I would not ride it on the road I would not...

I would not ride it on the road
I would not ride it with a toad
I would not ride it in the rain
I would not ride it in Bahrain

I would not ride it in in Siam
I do not like it, Sam I Am.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By ZappBranigan
What don't you like about the Tiger?

What don't you like about the Tiger?
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 286,217
Posted By ZappBranigan
:rofl No, not a Givi, but a cheap JC Whitney...

:rofl No, not a Givi, but a cheap JC Whitney knockoff of a Givi. :deal

I got in 5 years ago for my Triumph Scrambler. Yeah, pretty much destroyed the "classic" looks of the Scram but I didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 193,664
Posted By ZappBranigan
Does that actually even happen anymore? I...

Does that actually even happen anymore?

I started riding in '82 and I remember the "Jap Scrap" and "Get a real bike" comments but honestly I haven't heard of that sort of thing happening in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 286,217
Posted By ZappBranigan
Tank bag....

Not pretty but it works great:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z256/ZappBranigan/BMW%20R1150R/2014_0120_162845AA_zps2dd3f10e.jpg

Cockpit view:

...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 70,670
Posted By ZappBranigan
Is that a CB900C or a CB750C? I can't tell. ...

Is that a CB900C or a CB750C? I can't tell.

Either way, nice bike. I really like the 900C and its 10-speed transmission!
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 286,217
Posted By ZappBranigan
I like a small screen, just enough to keep the...

I like a small screen, just enough to keep the wind off my chest so I'm not fighting it.

My R1150R came with exactly the type of screen I like. Don't know the brand, might even be a BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,239
Posted By ZappBranigan
I liked it...

I demo'd one at Daytona in 2005 and loved it so much I took a second demo ride on the same bike. :D

Never really had any "traction" in the US, though. I think it was imported for two years...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
Funny, I had that exact same bike! The seating...

Funny, I had that exact same bike! The seating position was terrible for me at 6'1" but it ran great. Shaft drive, triple disc brakes, cast wheels, center stand and full instruments. Lots of fun ,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
Rocky Mountain High...

As in, "what was this person smoking?"

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/mcy/4375189265.html

1981 Kawasaki 1000 Ltd (K1) - $7500 (colorado springs) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
You know, I'm not a huge fan of sportbikes so...

You know, I'm not a huge fan of sportbikes so this doesn't bother me that much. No worse than the other "street fighter" bikes out there (where "street fighter" is a term of art that means "I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,878
Posted By ZappBranigan
Pretty sure that's a photochop. :huh

Pretty sure that's a photochop. :huh
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 70,771
Posted By ZappBranigan
Hey, dude, somebody put a Yamaha sticker on your...

Hey, dude, somebody put a Yamaha sticker on your Speed Triple. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 193,664
Posted By ZappBranigan
Yeah, I noticed the "matte paint" trend started...

Yeah, I noticed the "matte paint" trend started maybe 10-12 years ago and it still looks like primer to me.

Every time I see a bike with that finish I think "Nice priming job. When are you...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
:cry :cry :cry :cry Another great UJM...

:cry :cry :cry :cry

Another great UJM turned into a POS.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
Glad I'm not the only one who does that! I...

Glad I'm not the only one who does that!

I often get the urge to 'rescue' a nice bike before it either ends up in the junkyard or, worse yet, becomes somebody's hafl-assed "awesome bobber...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
Internet Extortion?

Every time I see a nice older UJM that some idiot has hacked into a "bobber" :rolleyes: it makes me want to buy the next decent, unmolested old bike just to save it from that hideous fate.

Makes...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By ZappBranigan
I don't know about Cali but here in Colorado, it...

I don't know about Cali but here in Colorado, it would be difficult or illegal for a tourist to register a vehicle, at least for a permanent registration. A tourist might be able to get a temporary...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 286,217
Posted By ZappBranigan
Funny you should say that, when I was shopping...

Funny you should say that, when I was shopping for mine back in November/December there were a couple in the Houston area, including a 2002 yellow/gray one just like mine.

However, I thought...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,919
Views: 286,217
Posted By ZappBranigan
This is probably tiresome and repetitive...

...but I don't care: A tire question....:huh

I'm a 99% road rider, but occasionally there are stretches of dirt road that connect some of my favorite paved roads.

Using the Bike Bandit...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,902
Posted By ZappBranigan
Yeah, the "Anime" styling of most modern Japanese...

Yeah, the "Anime" styling of most modern Japanese sport bikes just leaves me cold. I'm sure they're fun to ride but they all look alike to me.

The primary reason I went from a Triumph to a BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By ZappBranigan
2009 was the 1st year for EFI in the US. Other...

2009 was the 1st year for EFI in the US. Other parts of the world got it in 2008. ;)

Remember that EFI not only gets you the fuel injection, you also have a computer and a fuel pump. A carb'd...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By ZappBranigan
WY 70 between Riverside and Baggs is a Must-do!...

WY 70 between Riverside and Baggs is a Must-do! Even better if you could run it in late September when all the aspen trees are fully gold, but a nice road in Summer, too. It is all paved, but twisty...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 70,670
Posted By ZappBranigan
Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this way.

Maybe it's age or the number of years I've been riding but I :rolleyes: when I see someone refer to a 900 or 1000 cc bike as "Mid sized." ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 70,670
Posted By ZappBranigan
I considered a V7 when it was time to trade in my...

I considered a V7 when it was time to trade in my Scrambler but a little research time quickly caused me to drop it from the list.

Common complaints were lack of power, something like 35 RWHP...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 175,498
Posted By ZappBranigan
I'm sure the experience would be very similar...

I'm sure the experience would be very similar except for one thing:

I wouldn't mind if my other people saw me humping a pumpkin.

:rofl
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