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Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 90,311
Posted By Crow
Too cool, want.

I'm the OP for this thread in Road Warriors, and was surprised and pleased when I saw it take off with news of availability in NA. I'm really getting excited about the moto, seriously considering...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 322,231
Posted By Crow
Excellent. Everyone should.

Excellent. Everyone should.
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 322,231
Posted By Crow
Instead of putting the bike under you in the...

Instead of putting the bike under you in the corner, put yourself under the bike (slide over a bit on the seat and move your shoulder forward and down so it leads into the corner). Plus, put the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,055,683
Posted By Crow
Each rider really loved the bike.

Each rider really loved the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 90,311
Posted By Crow
Honda MSX125 Grom

There's a thread on this in Battle Scooters (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854310), but it really deserves exposure here, as it's small displacement motorcycle. The MSX125 seems to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,049
Posted By Crow
The latest vehicle development - Lit Motors C1

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Lit Motors (http://litmotors.com/)
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,889
Posted By Crow
Saving me from tickets.

I have the same one, and mine works very well.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 50,664
Posted By Crow
The Beast Escapes

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Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 50,413
Posted By Crow
A Nice Day for a Ride

Scottsdale - Payson - Campe Verde - Scottsdale, 229 miles in 4 hours and 20 minutes, with an unrushed stop for coffee and peach cobbler a la mode at THAT Brewery...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 23,613
Posted By Crow
No problema.

There's no problem with it. I test rode the DCT version and loved it. I didn't buy one because I'm not in the market - I'm still happy with my 'bird.

Forums like these are all about personal...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,889
Posted By Crow
Arizona

~I'm taking the photo.~

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Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,889
Posted By Crow
Oh, hell...

...that was worth another viewing. Still cracks me up!

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Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,055,683
Posted By Crow
Experience and conjecture.

I had a carb'd Hornet 600, and I averaged in the low US 40's for MPG, with little variation. Never got much below 40 MPG, even when flogged.

I average low 40s for my Blackbird, too, with larger...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,055,683
Posted By Crow
Nice.

I just got back from three weeks in Japan. I saw quite a few NC700, X and S, in a number of dealerships. I also saw an Integra!

I gave an NC700X the sit test - it felt right, and light.

I also...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,824
Posted By Crow
Police sedan with radar this past Saturday...

Police sedan with radar this past Saturday morning in the first third of the run up.
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 28,005
Posted By Crow
Cure

Go for a ride. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 28,005
Posted By Crow
Core

If your lower back hurts, strengthen your abdomen and thighs. :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,055,683
Posted By Crow
Perspective

My first motorcycle was a 1983 BMW R65LS. I rode it for nine years. I had to work it hard to keep up with newer, much more powerful and sporting bikes in the mountains and canyons, but I kept up. I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,586
Posted By Crow
I took one for a test ride, and loved it. D(rive)...

I took one for a test ride, and loved it. D(rive) for cruising on the highway, S(port) for better acceleration in automatic mode, and M(anual) for sport riding. I imagine I would leave it in push...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,481
Posted By Crow
Surprising, but among the features on that...

Surprising, but among the features on that jacket: waterproof, abrasion resistant, reflective details on shoulders, collar & cuffs, reversible reflective belt, CE-approved armor in back, elbows &...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,481
Posted By Crow
http://www.gogogearla.com/product_images/e/711/mil...

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Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By Crow
I've had my eyes on the PCX ever since they were...

I've had my eyes on the PCX ever since they were announced.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,705
Posted By Crow
Me, and some girls. :lol3 Actually, it was a...

Me, and some girls. :lol3 Actually, it was a pretty good bike! My riding habits changed, and I wanted something more smooth and powerful.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,736
Posted By Crow
Go for it! A very good moto.

Go for it! A very good moto.
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,030
Posted By Crow
A hearty congratulations! I test rode a DCT and...

A hearty congratulations! I test rode a DCT and loved it.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 50,413
Posted By Crow
Valves

Valve checks are at each 16K, but what I've read echoes what your expert said - don't bother until three or four times that. I may wait until 32K, but I'm fairly fastidious.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 65,896
Posted By Crow
Good Sounds

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Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,605
Posted By Crow
Scooter Agility

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Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 65,896
Posted By Crow
PCX Agility

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Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 50,413
Posted By Crow
More Super Blackbird Love

It was a nice day for a ride, yesterday.

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Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 50,413
Posted By Crow
Carbureted versus Injected

Bike Magazine UK, September 2009, "Secondhand Top 10 Sports Tourers", Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird (1996+):

"...From 1999 on the bike got fuel injection rather than carbs and other minor changes...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,540
Posted By Crow
No.

Not on later models, and not a common issue for the 599.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,540
Posted By Crow
Good moto.

I rode one for a few years. As others have typed, a very good all-arounder and a nice step up from your Ninja 250. I used mine for commuting, canyon carving and touring. Here it is in maximized...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By Crow
Embed.

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Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 55,030
Posted By Crow
Conjecture.

April 2010 was the VFR1200F versus the K1300S and Sprint ST. May 2010 was the VFR1200F versus the 1983 RD350LC, 1985 GPz900R, 1988 RC30, 1996 Fireblade, 1998 YZF-R1, 2004 ZX-10R, and 2009 YZF-R1,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 50,413
Posted By Crow
Comparison

I have a 2003. With Givi side cases and top case, I consistently average 43 MPG. Outliers include a low of 36 (blasting through the canyons and mountains, top case only) and a high of 46 (long, easy...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By Crow
Missing an option.

I voted for the ZRX, but would have voted for "no second bike", if that had been an option. Simply enjoy the Griso, and make better use of the "second bike money".
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,077
Posted By Crow
Yes.

Both points, so true!
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,077
Posted By Crow
Eh?

What doesn't make sense? Japanese Hyper Sport Touring motorcycles are comfortable, powerful, handle well, get good gas mileage, readily carry a passenger and luggage, very reliable, relatively...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,077
Posted By Crow
Agreed.

Yes, the first video is best, and roll-on is much more important than drag racing.

Motorcycles and airplanes - the Kawasaki video reminded me of two Honda promotionals (my apologies in advance for...
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