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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4,965
Views: 947,331
Posted By spibbie
Talking "barbaric" is a good way to put it. Loud as hell...

"barbaric" is a good way to put it. Loud as hell and vibrates like crazy. Really need decent strength in both hands, both the clutch and the front brake require a firm grip to get anything done....
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,965
Views: 947,331
Posted By spibbie
Update on the new sportster ( Picture on previous...

Update on the new sportster ( Picture on previous page courtesy of lion. Thank you lion)

I did a more thorough check of mechanical stuff, it looks very good as far as I can tell. Only thing is...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4,965
Views: 947,331
Posted By spibbie
Got one of these, yesterday !!!

Looked at a nice pretty much showroom perfect 2002 1200 xl at a local shop a few months ago, went back last week they still had it but the price was better. Really good price I thought, to the point...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,256
Posted By spibbie
Does seem to me that ADV gets a bit testy during...

Does seem to me that ADV gets a bit testy during the winter. I guess people living in the cold icy north are frustrated they cant go out and ride, so they make argumentative posts on the forum...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,226
Posted By spibbie
You make it sound like sales people are at the...

You make it sound like sales people are at the mercy of the customer. Let me just point out that average customers buy a vehicle every other year, or so, and have no way to find out your true costs....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 56,103
Posted By spibbie
ABS is good on a commuter bike

If I ride it to work or otherwise use it for general transportation, I want ABS. I like it in the rain, I like it at night when I am less likely to see sand or whatever in the road.

I like it if I...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By spibbie
I liked Anakee 2 I like Anakee 3 too

I wore out or picked up a nail three sets of anakee 2, I thought they were MUCH better than the tires my vstrom came with. only negative was the front wore sort of strangely, i guess you would call...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By spibbie
you should consider altrider skidplate with their...

you should consider altrider skidplate with their crash bars. very nice set up
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,997
Posted By spibbie
I find myself wanting a Moto Guzzi Griso. I am...

I find myself wanting a Moto Guzzi Griso. I am sure this is a bad idea. This is not quite in the same bad idea class as a Dyna Harley, but you have to admit the Moto Guzzi has an edge...Just imagine...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,693
Posted By spibbie
That is amazing work. I cannot imagine...

That is amazing work.

I cannot imagine learning to form metal like that requires anything less than amazing talent, waiting on godot level of patience, and ruining a scary amount of materials.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By spibbie
Sounds worse than an ABS wee strom. And that is...

Sounds worse than an ABS wee strom. And that is bad (rear cam chain tensioner is burried).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,921
Posted By spibbie
I've been through this, sort of...

I had not ridden since my early 20's (before I got married) After my youngest finished high school, I thought I could get a bike and ride again, which I did.

My middle son decided he wanted to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,938
Posted By spibbie
Reminds me of the time I rode my Wee strom on the...

Reminds me of the time I rode my Wee strom on the forest roads in Talladega forest. I was riding the maintained gravel roads, ones that they run the big road graders over to keep them civilized. Then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 117,106
Posted By spibbie
I am willing to be on the side of the minority,...

I am willing to be on the side of the minority, because I am sure that willfully DRIVING AN SUV (TRUCK) OVER A PERSON IS BAD. No matter what came before that.

I wont post again in this thread.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 117,106
Posted By spibbie
the bikers were jerks. I accept that. But...

the bikers were jerks. I accept that.

But until the guy in the suv pressed the throttle with a PERSON under his front end, everyone could have just gone home walking and talking shit and filing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 271,790
Posted By spibbie
I rode one of these today. The local Yamaha...

I rode one of these today.

The local Yamaha dealer had a bolt test ride event so I figured why not.

Although it is a low seat cruiser, it is not a feet forward type bike. Comfortable for me at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,064
Posted By spibbie
Excellent link. Very useful. Thank you. Alabama...

Excellent link. Very useful. Thank you. Alabama summer is coming.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,623
Posted By spibbie
I hope that is a photoshop

I hope that is a photoshop
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 69,470
Posted By spibbie
So who all has ridden sport bikes and adv bikes...

So who all has ridden sport bikes and adv bikes and then got a Harley? Did it work for you?
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 69,470
Posted By spibbie
I have not read the whole thread, but i do have an opinion

If for some reason, the idea of riding a Harley appeals to you, and you got the cash to make it happen, then just do it.

Personally, my very short MC life, Ive ridden the wheels off a ninja 250...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,408
Posted By spibbie
I dont like to get passed like I am standing...

I dont like to get passed like I am standing still in a blind corner. I also hate to see local guys take the helicopter ride, and worse things than that can happen.

So I did troll the AL sport...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-11-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,408
Posted By spibbie
AL 49 is my neck o the woods. Nice road. I'm half...

AL 49 is my neck o the woods. Nice road. I'm half tempted to troll the local sport bike forum...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 39,750
Posted By spibbie
Mrsgun, for sure there are assholes everywhere,...

Mrsgun, for sure there are assholes everywhere, some attempting to teach MSF courses. I was lucky when I took it, my instructors were great.

Try again, the dirt bike suggestions I agree with and...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,923
Posted By spibbie
The local nut and bolt shop says that size is not...

The local nut and bolt shop says that size is not made in stainless, Fastenal has it in yellow zinc (coated).

I dipped the bolts in boiled linseed oil. No rust.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,501
Posted By spibbie
I loved the ninja, my first "real" motorcycle...

I loved the ninja, my first "real" motorcycle (real as in not a scooter). I just think the DL650 suits me better.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,501
Posted By spibbie
I still have a picture of my old 250 on my phone.

I put 34k miles or so on it. Never any problems.

I sort of miss it...not really.
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,646
Posted By spibbie
Is ABS an issue?

New and new-ish stroms have ABS. That was a factor in me buying a 2011 strom. Now that I have it, it is a marvelous bike. The motor is wonderfully smooth, the transmission is as good as can be. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6,696
Views: 371,952
Posted By spibbie
Bicyclists ( and yes I ride those things as well...

Bicyclists ( and yes I ride those things as well a MC) Are SLIGHTLY more predictable than deer. As in, a bicyclist riding very slowly along the extreme right hand side of the road might be very...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 1,146,833
Posted By spibbie
I found this thread quite fascinating, having...

I found this thread quite fascinating, having skimmed I think 15 pages out of 100+.

I have nearly nothing to add here... But this: when I was in H.S. (72-75) lots of my friends rode dirt bikes,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,351
Posted By spibbie
This one. How my Wee strom got it's first nap.

This one. How my Wee strom got it's first nap.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 70,146
Posted By spibbie
One of the more interesting threads on ADV. ...

One of the more interesting threads on ADV.

I have never run, and don't believe I have the skills or the machinery to pull it off.

Just riding a motorcycle, within all laws, is tempting fate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 21,012
Posted By spibbie
I hang it if the bike is in sight, take it...

I hang it if the bike is in sight, take it indoors at work or when the bike is parked at home. Lock it with a big mean cable lock otherwise. Never on the ground, ants in a helmet is not fun.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By spibbie
I dont have one, but I took the basic MSF on one....

I dont have one, but I took the basic MSF on one.

In comparison, riding my ninja 250 felt like I was being fired out of a cannon.
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 181,704
Posted By spibbie
Of all the new offerings, this would be my pick....

Of all the new offerings, this would be my pick. Good thing it isn't coming to the USA next year (?) , cause I just bought a wee in April.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,170
Posted By spibbie
If this is true, then why doesnt he do those few...

If this is true, then why doesnt he do those few simple things and then sell it for 3 x as much?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 20,107
Posted By spibbie
this

this
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,973
Posted By spibbie
The manual clearly states not to use vegetable...

The manual clearly states not to use vegetable based oils. i.e. extra virgin olive oil is not what you want.
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,264
Posted By spibbie
I own a white 2011 with about 14.5k miles

I own a white 2011 with about 14.5k miles
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,613
Posted By spibbie
I used to own a Strom, well I still do, but I...

I used to own a Strom, well I still do, but I used to too. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,043
Posted By spibbie
I find occasional use of a light truck pretty...

I find occasional use of a light truck pretty much necessary. So I borrow mine back from my daughter. Going places with the spouse is in her car, unless it is a Sunday afternoon ride on my bike. I...
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