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Forum: The Garage 03-21-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,043
Posted By omnivore
Both of our Town and Countrys had cluster...

Both of our Town and Countrys had cluster problems, as well as headlights that intermittently shut down etc.
Turns out there is a problem with circuitry withing the heater control panel with the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 276,403
Posted By omnivore
I had never even heard of this bike till an hour...

I had never even heard of this bike till an hour ago.
WOW! And it's supposed to be coming to Canada. I sent an email to the importer asking if there will be some to look at and sit on at the bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-27-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By omnivore
I have a 950 SM that I love....but I am 5'4" with...

I have a 950 SM that I love....but I am 5'4" with a 29" inseam. When right foot is tippy toe, I can't even reach my sidestand to put it up.

I have been considering having these guys shorten and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10,010
Views: 1,583,581
Posted By omnivore
Yup

Yup
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10,010
Views: 1,583,581
Posted By omnivore
LMK when you get carbon tank shrounds (I think...

LMK when you get carbon tank shrounds (I think KTM calls them tank spoilers). I'd like to buy yours.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35,494
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By omnivore
Make your own roadkill.

Make your own roadkill.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 35,494
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By omnivore
LOL thx. It was the yr of the rockslide, and...

LOL thx. It was the yr of the rockslide, and every day, if we wanted to run across the Dragon, we had to ride from the Foothills all the way over to Tellico and across the Skyway, and back to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35,494
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By omnivore
PFFT! ...

PFFT!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/scotty2hottiesgirl/Tenn/DSCF1073.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a58/scotty2hottiesgirl/Tenn/DSCF1075.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 685,764
Posted By omnivore
This is simply the best looking luggage design...

This is simply the best looking luggage design available for the CB as far as I am concerned. Looks period correct with the bike's retro styling.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 1,148,307
Posted By omnivore
Best looking bike in the thread

Best looking bike in the thread
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10,010
Views: 1,583,581
Posted By omnivore
Somewhere way back in this thread, a guy put a...

Somewhere way back in this thread, a guy put a skid plate and SMT crashbars from S&W Mototech on a 950SM. He said he had to bend them a bit to make them clear the lower tank and spoiler area.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 25,433
Posted By omnivore
way less bottom amd midrange on the 07...but a...

way less bottom amd midrange on the 07...but a little higher top end.
I much prefer the low rpm jam, especially on a streetbike
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 46,770
Posted By omnivore
Lots of us don't wanna ride a 700 lb tank.

Lots of us don't wanna ride a 700 lb tank.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 25,433
Posted By omnivore
I too loved my 05 GSXR1000 for "supersport...

I too loved my 05 GSXR1000 for "supersport touring".
I am 5'4" and 155 lbs, and short 29" inseam. I simply didn't want to have to ride a 700 lb FJR or Connie to get a powerful good handling sporty...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 48,968
Posted By omnivore
This is the kind of bike that could make me turn...

This is the kind of bike that could make me turn my back on the KTM.
And they sound like sex!
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 685,764
Posted By omnivore
Ninja 750 and 1000 had hazards for a long...

Ninja 750 and 1000 had hazards for a long time...even way back in the late 80's

My 05 GSXR had them as well.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 685,764
Posted By omnivore
Those are Hepco and Becker...they fit the X-Bow...

Those are Hepco and Becker...they fit the X-Bow type rack. They only come in small sizes. If you need bigger ones, the Hepco and Becker Junior models look perfect on the CB1100....and the rack for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,671
Posted By omnivore
We endurance race against a team of "experts" who...

We endurance race against a team of "experts" who have been the Champions a number of times on their 06 GSXR1000. Twice this season they had to park their MV mid-race and bring out the backup GSXR ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10,010
Views: 1,583,581
Posted By omnivore
Whoa....you mean you acheived an appreciable...

Whoa....you mean you acheived an appreciable amount of lowering without buying a thing for your SM? Just by dialing out all of the rear preload and sliding your forks an inch? What is your new seat...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10,010
Views: 1,583,581
Posted By omnivore
How cool is it that there promo prototype has...

How cool is it that there promo prototype has melted slicks on it?
Badass......the wheels are cool too, but disliking the swingarm.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,671
Posted By omnivore
So much drippy plastic.....looks like they dipped...

So much drippy plastic.....looks like they dipped it in melted chocolate. Like a Pontiac Sunfire on two wheels. If this is their most off-road worthy model, judging by tire selection and handguards,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10,010
Views: 1,583,581
Posted By omnivore
How much did you have it lowered? How much...

How much did you have it lowered?
How much shorter is the shock now?
Did the shock and the forks get lowered internally, or did you just slide the forks thru the triples to match the new rear ride...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,811
Posted By omnivore
In 29 yrs of riding, the last 21 of them being...

In 29 yrs of riding, the last 21 of them being sport bikes mostly, out of the huge shitpile of bikes I have had the opportunity to pilot, the 1125 CR is the 2nd coolest bike I have ever ridden....
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 462,207
Posted By omnivore
Awesome read. So sorry for your loss.....You...

Awesome read.
So sorry for your loss.....You can be sure Dan is very proud of you, seeing the adventure through in his memory.
So tru what the HD mechanic said: a brand of bike doesn't make one a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 685,764
Posted By omnivore
I am very short and have been lusting after the...

I am very short and have been lusting after the Bonneville SE and Gizzi V7 for some time now. Love it in red and chrome. Ever since I began racing I decided that all I need in a streetbike is around...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,633
Posted By omnivore
Guzzi.... even if just based on sound alone. ...

Guzzi.... even if just based on sound alone.
Shaft drive.
Lighter.
Better looking (in my opinion)
Simplest to work on.

.....I worry about dealer network and parts though.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10,010
Views: 1,583,581
Posted By omnivore
Shortest sale in history? $550 is retail on...

Shortest sale in history?
$550 is retail on their new stainless ones.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10,010
Views: 1,583,581
Posted By omnivore
There are a number of bikes with a 5.5" rear...

There are a number of bikes with a 5.5" rear wheel that came OEM with a 190/50 rear tire.
Ducati 999 is one of them.

Anyhow, I have a 190/50 on my 950SM...I found the handling quite nervouse with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,276
Posted By omnivore
I rode sportbikes ont he street from 1991 till...

I rode sportbikes ont he street from 1991 till 2010.
Many CBR600's, a CBR 1000, an FZR600, YZF600, a ZX7, and lastly an 06 GSXR1000.
I even got a single wheeled trailer, high bars, a gel seat,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,382
Posted By omnivore
Since they are both equally ugly, I'd go for the...

Since they are both equally ugly, I'd go for the TDM....but I like ugly , weird, and rare. Versys are everywhere.
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,786
Posted By omnivore
This Husky, being a BMW single basically, should...

This Husky, being a BMW single basically, should be indestructible.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-26-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,868
Posted By omnivore
Oberon. I got mine on EBAY....amusingly enough. ...

Oberon. I got mine on EBAY....amusingly enough.
I did an EBAY search and the cheapest one on EBAY was at Blue Streak Racing. This is a shop less than an hr from me, that sponsors my racing efforts...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 371,821
Posted By omnivore
Awesome pics....funny how european "epic roads"...

Awesome pics....funny how european "epic roads" are littered with sport touring sensible bikes. Here in North America they are littered with sport bikes and chrome tractors.
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,983
Posted By omnivore
My name is Scotty....I like ugly bikes. I...

My name is Scotty....I like ugly bikes.


I looked at a nice clean silver used one a couple yrs ago, and didn't buy it. I am kickingmyself now. I hope to try to find one next spring/summer. I like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35,494
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By omnivore
Triumph Street Purple?

Triumph Street Purple?
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,786
Posted By omnivore
I really like this bike, and nice to see it...

I really like this bike, and nice to see it gained almost 20% more power.....I always liked the Duke, but it didn't offer enough dualsport ability. This does. But why is it so damned heavy? It really...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,996
Posted By omnivore
I rode a CBR 250...and other than the fact is has...

I rode a CBR 250...and other than the fact is has fairings, I would never classify it's riding position as a sportbike, and certainly not even close to the realm of a 675 or 848. The CBR 250 is as...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,996
Posted By omnivore
+1000%. I sold my GSXR1000 for the KTM 950...

+1000%. I sold my GSXR1000 for the KTM 950 SM.....At speeds less than 100 mph, a sportbike can't touch it for cornering prowess and control, and it's upright riding position is much nicer on my back...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,996
Posted By omnivore
You gonna chop up the exhaust, rebend and reweld...

You gonna chop up the exhaust, rebend and reweld it? Both the Daytona and 848 have exhausts under the subframe you are talking about dropping. Not to mention the potential for disaster if your...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10,010
Views: 1,583,581
Posted By omnivore
Problem is that the stock seat pan is so high...

Problem is that the stock seat pan is so high that you can't take much foam out. I think I will get a Corbin, which is supposed to be 3/4" lower than stock, but everyone else who does seats tells me...
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