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Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 17,778
Posted By atoms
Yes! But as kraven noted above, even more...

Yes! But as kraven noted above, even more standard than the 883R or 1200R.

An American standard is what I've been dreaming of since forever. If I had to buy a new bike now I'd get a new Bonnie or...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,258
Posted By atoms
The USA also imposed a tariff on motorcycle...

The USA also imposed a tariff on motorcycle imports from 1983 to 1986 or so.

"The special tariffs were imposed for a five-year period by President Reagan in April 1983 as Harley skidded toward...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 57,727
Posted By atoms
boring AND hideously ugly

boring AND hideously ugly
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,476
Posted By atoms
Those bags don't look like they would hold very...

Those bags don't look like they would hold very many pairs of animals...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-31-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6,390
Views: 1,317,105
Posted By atoms
Good. I'm already lusting after too many bikes....

Good. I'm already lusting after too many bikes. One less thing to desire will simplify my life considerably.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,098
Posted By atoms
It is a no brainer, but different brains may...

It is a no brainer, but different brains may reach different conclusions. If I wanted an engine as characterless as the GW I'd just give up on motorcycling and get a Civic or something.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 56,646
Posted By atoms
My '82 R100RT left me stranded once in Memphis...

My '82 R100RT left me stranded once in Memphis and once in Ontario. In both instances I found dealers who were happy to work on the bike. And in the Canadian case, I got some pretty amazing the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-28-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,108
Posted By atoms
Good luck finding one! If you do nothing...

Good luck finding one!

If you do nothing you'll never know what you missed and it may drive you crazy for the rest of your life. If you switch for a while and it turns out that you did the wrong...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 32,672
Posted By atoms
Well, it IS the touring version. :D

Well, it IS the touring version. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-28-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 28,072
Posted By atoms
I average 42.5 on my '07. It seems to be...

I average 42.5 on my '07. It seems to be improving slightly as I get more miles on the thing. Lots of guys report better MPG than that though. The low fuel light comes on around 140 or 150 miles....
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 28,705
Posted By atoms
pics! (I can't believe I squandered my...

pics!


(I can't believe I squandered my 300th post on such a lame joke)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,183
Posted By atoms
Wicked "seem" being the keyword here. Those of us who...

"seem" being the keyword here. Those of us who actually ride Ulys are nearly unanimous: the pillion accommodations are luxurious and not at all hard on the passenger. Not only is it comfortable, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,358
Posted By atoms
I'm just curious, does anyone happen to know how...

I'm just curious, does anyone happen to know how much a BMW dealer charges for the 12k service?

Is is in the same ballpark as a similar service interval for a R12GS?
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,703
Posted By atoms
They won't look vintagey for another 10 or 20...

They won't look vintagey for another 10 or 20 years though. And I think the insurance companies charge more for sport-bikes.

But yeah, they are great bikes and if you can still find a new one it...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,098
Posted By atoms
This is exactly what I was thinking as I read...

This is exactly what I was thinking as I read this thread. Why the giant leap to a less fun riding experience for you?

My Uly is great for 2 up and might even be a step up for you in the handling...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,520
Posted By atoms
Those two bikes speak to me also and I hope/plan...

Those two bikes speak to me also and I hope/plan to get one someday also. Also on that short list is the Ducati GT1000 (or the touring version, but not the sport). But at $3k more than the Guzzi, it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,746
Posted By atoms
Could you summarize those two different riding...

Could you summarize those two different riding experiences?

Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,746
Posted By atoms
Post a pic of yours please. I'm not sure mine is...

Post a pic of yours please. I'm not sure mine is installed correctly.

thanks!:wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-18-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,912
Posted By atoms
You don't need other people to do long trips. The...

You don't need other people to do long trips. The more people you travel with, the longer it takes to make decisions and the more compromises you have to make. Less people = more freedom. Groupthink...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,149
Posted By atoms
non-nekkid makes for boring porn

non-nekkid makes for boring porn
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-13-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,148
Posted By atoms
Well, lots of guys report getting better MPG than...

Well, lots of guys report getting better MPG than I do. But I've never gotten any better than 45 MPG on my '07.

45MPG x 4.4 gallon "tank" = 198 miles.

My lifetime (~9k miles so far) average...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 28,120
Posted By atoms
amen brother! It seems that the focus on...

amen brother!

It seems that the focus on (what HD perceives as) cool would prevent that from happening. A full line up seems unrealistic, but it would be great if HD would at least produce a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-12-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,177
Posted By atoms
+100! I appreciate all the stuff that makes...

+100!

I appreciate all the stuff that makes a current Buell such an engineering marvel (frame that can hold fuel, underslung exhaust can, etc) contradicts my desire to see the motor, but it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,081
Posted By atoms
People do it all the time. According to what I've...

People do it all the time. According to what I've read on this internet thingy, it is hugely expensive, dreadfully tedious and takes a long long time.

edited after looking up the bike:
Holy Crap!...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,516
Posted By atoms
It appears that you've never owned a Buell...

It appears that you've never owned a Buell Ulysses. And the Uly's seat to peg distance is perfect for people of my height (6'4").
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,318
Posted By atoms
And yet here we have scads of reports of how hot...

And yet here we have scads of reports of how hot the thing is. What good is the water cooling if the bike is too hot to ride?

Dang whippersnappers and your new-fangled technology!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,318
Posted By atoms
Perhaps BMW could make an 800 boxer instead?...

Perhaps BMW could make an 800 boxer instead? Sticking the heads out in the breeze seems like an idea that didn't need to be "fixed".
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,682
Posted By atoms
Iron Tower ! That is hilarious! I'll be...

Iron Tower !
That is hilarious! I'll be stealing that phrase for sure! :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-31-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,478
Posted By atoms
How many times must we repeat this over and over...

How many times must we repeat this over and over and over.... this thread needs PICS!

:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-31-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,003
Posted By atoms
I came from a BMW (although not a GS) to the Uly....

I came from a BMW (although not a GS) to the Uly. It is *great* for two up, and it stirs the soul of everyone involved.

When I started to look for a replacement for my R100RT, I was initially...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By atoms
Holy... mebbe I can get that Iron 883 after all!

Holy... mebbe I can get that Iron 883 after all!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-30-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,478
Posted By atoms
Me too. We all love splitting the world into...

Me too. We all love splitting the world into Ginger or Mary Ann, but neither apply to the Uly. Perhaps Angelina Jolie? Oh wait, that is a real person...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,494
Posted By atoms
They look huge! Brilliant!

They look huge! Brilliant!
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By atoms
crap! I've never regretted getting my Zumo until...

crap! I've never regretted getting my Zumo until now. The cost of the XM + weather is so absurdly high that I really can't believe it. $4 a month! That seems totally worth it!

As for the OP, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 32,360
Posted By atoms
Anything but white. White looks ok on say, a G7...

Anything but white. White looks ok on say, a G7 or a police bike, but that is about it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-21-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By atoms
4.4 (gallons) x 42(mpg) = 184.8 miles ...

4.4 (gallons) x 42(mpg) = 184.8 miles

Sometimes I get 45 miles to the gallon on my '07, but often I'm closer to 42. Even at 45 MPG that only works out to 198 miles to a "tank".

The small fuel...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 07-20-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4,597
Views: 975,742
Posted By atoms
Nicely! Thanks and keep up the feisty!

Nicely! Thanks and keep up the feisty!
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,494
Posted By atoms
Laugh Well, we are leaning toward a Bonneville now (an...

Well, we are leaning toward a Bonneville now (an SE at the moment), thanks. I brought it up in this thread to suggest that there is probably *some* market for a domestically produced standard.

We...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,494
Posted By atoms
This could be pretty great. I'm nudging the wife...

This could be pretty great. I'm nudging the wife towards getting her own bike, and so far I've had the most luck suggesting one of the new Bonnies. But once in a while we'll see a Sportster that goes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-20-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 25,808
Posted By atoms
Great review and a great final question. What is...

Great review and a great final question. What is it about BMW that attracts some of us so? I've never ridden a GS12, but I've sat on some, and they seem to be excessively huge pigs. And yet if I...
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