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Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,835
Posted By The Blue Rider
The same place they've been for the last thirty...

The same place they've been for the last thirty years: everywhere, and nowhere.

The have the market cornered on whatever the hell it is that they're selling (damned if I know what that is, because...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 49,280
Posted By The Blue Rider
I imagine that it shouldn't be excessively...

I imagine that it shouldn't be excessively expensive, since the S1000 has been around a little while now, and it's not like they've had to invent whole new technologies or lots of tooling for this...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 49,280
Posted By The Blue Rider
...I'm not seeing the problem. That's all I want...

...I'm not seeing the problem. That's all I want anyway. There's a whole second tier to the "adventure" market that just wants mid-sized sporty bikes without all the bloat. I wish Ducati would do...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,609
Posted By The Blue Rider
I own an '09 Street Triple but have only sat on...

I own an '09 Street Triple but have only sat on the Yamaha. I think the MT-09 is a little bit lighter and has a more up-to-date engine and electronics, but that wouldn't be enough for me to choose...
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By The Blue Rider
Start with a Street Triple, work up a subframe...

Start with a Street Triple, work up a subframe that has a hard luggage mount, add *slightly* taller, cushier suspension (which is what, different forks and a swingarm alteration?), tack on a bit of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,320
Posted By The Blue Rider
I don't like the pin-striping, some more color...

I don't like the pin-striping, some more color options would be nice, and if they put that ridiculous new techno-triumph-logo on it I'd have to cut somebody, but other than that, hell yes I'd buy...
Forum: Racing 12-05-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,850
Views: 361,179
Posted By The Blue Rider
Wow. Evidently he makes way more money than I...

Wow. Evidently he makes way more money than I thought! Very modern tastes. That is pretty fcking impressive. And that gym is :huh

Heat the pool ++ haha seriously, "it is very cold"? Shut the...
Forum: Europe 09-15-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By The Blue Rider
Looking to contact a Triumph rider in Greece (re: Facebook photos).

Apologies in advance if this is the wrong place to post this.

I found some pictures on a Greek Triumph Facebook page of a Street Triple with hard luggage racks, and I want to contact the poster...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 467,703
Posted By The Blue Rider
Agreed totally. Ben sounds like a totally...

Agreed totally. Ben sounds like a totally different person when commentating (I figure he's just bored to death by the regular media questions and canned responses). I'm sure he'd rather race, but he...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 38,305
Posted By The Blue Rider
Got 'em. They are a fabulous product -...

Got 'em. They are a fabulous product - surprisingly soft and comfy! - except, unsurprisingly, the 32" are about 2-3" too long. I really do have stumpy legs (and I wasn't kidding about the 28" inseam...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,800
Posted By The Blue Rider
You can get a lot of new bike for $6K. I'd...

You can get a lot of new bike for $6K.

I'd look for a Ninja 300 (there might even be used ones available already). It's light, cheap, reliable, and unlike the 250, will have the "oomph" for...
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 38,305
Posted By The Blue Rider
Cool - order placed just now!

Cool - order placed just now!
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 255,273
Posted By The Blue Rider
Hey indr, I'm on the other side of that same...

Hey indr, I'm on the other side of that same decision... 3 years on my first bike, an '09 Ninja 250R which I modded the crap out of. I upgraded to my '09 Street Triple (non-R) in January.

I don't...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 38,305
Posted By The Blue Rider
Yes I wear Alpinestars SMX-5s, usually boot over...

Yes I wear Alpinestars SMX-5s, usually boot over jeans, then 1-piece over jeans and boots. Of course with suit off (like at work), the jeans come out of the boots.

I measured my comfy jeans using...
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 38,305
Posted By The Blue Rider
I'm interested in these jeans, but I'm a pudgy,...

I'm interested in these jeans, but I'm a pudgy, stumpy guy - 29" inseam actual and the tape measure says just shy of 45" where my jeans normally ride. :huh My most-worn pair of jeans is an old set of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,994
Views: 524,698
Posted By The Blue Rider
Some of you guys would bitch if you weren't hung...

Some of you guys would bitch if you weren't hung with a new rope. I eagerly await your motorcycle designs to make it to market. :fitz

I like it, it doesn't have the transformers/insect styling...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 255,273
Posted By The Blue Rider
R/non-R is easy: get the R, it has better brakes...

R/non-R is easy: get the R, it has better brakes and an adjustable, more-easily-upgraded suspension for not much more money. I've said elsewhere: I love my standard Street, but if I had it to do over...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 22,282
Posted By The Blue Rider
Wow. Just... Wow. Halfway through the race,...

Wow. Just... Wow.

Halfway through the race, I was thinking that this season's big rivalry might be Crutchlow vs. Marquez - two aggressive riders both fighting for podiums, if not wins. I did not...
Forum: Face plant 06-15-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 22,276
Posted By The Blue Rider
We sometimes like to be willfully stupid in the...

We sometimes like to be willfully stupid in the name of "freedom" down here. It's not a bug, it's a feature of the culture.
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,151
Posted By The Blue Rider
Can you tell us where exactly this happened? I...

Can you tell us where exactly this happened? I like to check these things out with Google Street View to see what I can learn.

This kind of event is tragic in a way... Besides the cost to all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,468
Posted By The Blue Rider
I feel bad for the deer. The dumbass on the...

I feel bad for the deer.

The dumbass on the bike, not so much.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 291,528
Posted By The Blue Rider
The tank vent whines. It's not a bug, it's a...

The tank vent whines. It's not a bug, it's a feature. I worry when I don't hear that noise for a while; the vent could be clogged, there might be dirt around the gas cap/bad seal when closing, any...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 291,528
Posted By The Blue Rider
I just rode with it for the first time yesterday....

I just rode with it for the first time yesterday. It's... Interesting. The vibration, pressure points, the inconsistent cheap feel, and general discomforts of the stock seat are gone, which alone are...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 291,528
Posted By The Blue Rider
That's my bike in those threads. :D

That's my bike in those threads. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 291,528
Posted By The Blue Rider
Just thought I'd share an image from a 300+-mile...

Just thought I'd share an image from a 300+-mile ride last week... I've obviously done some carburetor, exhaust, and luggage mods/farkles, but after I got home I ordered a Corbin seat. For a while I...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 590,163
Posted By The Blue Rider
I received my Power Shell in the end-of-February...

I received my Power Shell in the end-of-February shipment, but I didn't get a chance to ride with it until this past weekend, so here is a "review" of sorts. I am a fairly new rider and I'm not any...
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 590,163
Posted By The Blue Rider
Any updates on the February shipment? I hope my...

Any updates on the February shipment? I hope my suit is in it, fingers crossed. I'm excited. :D
Forum: Vendors 12-18-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 590,163
Posted By The Blue Rider
Just placed an order for a Hi-Viz Power Shell,...

Just placed an order for a Hi-Viz Power Shell, custom sizing... I will send an e-mail with all my sizes, I guess. :) I was thinking of going for a Lombard V4 but the extra features and materials on...
Forum: Vendors 11-01-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 590,163
Posted By The Blue Rider
I'd like that. I will get my measurements...

I'd like that. I will get my measurements together and contact you.

Would it be possible to get the Power Shell with both primary and secondary trim in Hi-Viz (once fabric is available), and the...
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 590,163
Posted By The Blue Rider
I know the Power Shell is a new product, but does...

I know the Power Shell is a new product, but does it fit like your existing models?

I ask because I'm very interested in the Power Shell, but I am 99% sure I will need a custom fit - I'm average...
Forum: Face plant 09-22-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,692
Posted By The Blue Rider
Attending school in Dallas years ago, there was a...

Attending school in Dallas years ago, there was a car wash on East Lover's Lane, the parking lot of which I had to walk through to reach my apartments from the DART stop. I don't think they had any...
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,934
Posted By The Blue Rider
Good luck with getting that to happen. Unpainted...

Good luck with getting that to happen. Unpainted curbs, unmarked hazards, and half the lights being out are the norm around DFW, especially in construction zones; speaking of which, the guys doing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 25,115
Posted By The Blue Rider
Form a body to simultaneously regulate and...

Form a body to simultaneously regulate and promote an industry, and watch things get tied in knots. It's one of our top national hallmarks, after baseball, apple pie, and treating the symptoms rather...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 102,436
Posted By The Blue Rider
The answers: 1. "That looks like fun, and...

The answers:

1. "That looks like fun, and when I read forums/talk to riders about riding, the people who ride motorcycles all seem to talk about riding like it's some kind of amazing religious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 25,115
Posted By The Blue Rider
I looked up the crash site on Google Earth. It...

I looked up the crash site on Google Earth. It looks like he may have made a right turn out of "Spitzie's" and got it stopped at the first white line (this is conjecture based on the parking lot...
Forum: Asia 01-16-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By The Blue Rider
Question Questions about getting parts from Thailand to US

I need some questions answered about getting bike accessories from Thailand.

I'd like a luggage rack for my small-displacement bike. The rack system I want is indeed made by a well-known Italian...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,614
Posted By The Blue Rider
There was a guy who died when he wrecked his...

There was a guy who died when he wrecked his Harley in a nearby town a couple of years ago ... I actually saw the accident (also "failed to negotiate a gradual bend", 6 in the evening on a Wednesday,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,614
Posted By The Blue Rider
Hawking. And there's a lot more science behind...

Hawking. And there's a lot more science behind modern cosmology, than there is faith behind one dumbass squid getting lucky.

He gambled with life and speed. Odds worked in his favor... THIS time.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 476,938
Posted By The Blue Rider
Let's say the CBR250 sells well and takes a big...

Let's say the CBR250 sells well and takes a big enough piece of Kawasaki's 250 pie. How might Kawasaki respond? Might they bring us the FI version of the 250R?

If I had it to do over again, with...
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