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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 1,304,362
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I have a KLR & a CB 500F. The CB 500X with the...

I have a KLR & a CB 500F. The CB 500X with the Rally Raid ADV package is probably going to be like a "much, much nicer" KLR. Honda struck gold (IMO) with the 471cc P-twin in the 500 series.

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,437
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Dads are the coolest thing of all to bring! :D

Dads are the coolest thing of all to bring! :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 1,304,362
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Video was also posted by "Honda motorcycles...

Video was also posted by "Honda motorcycles EUROPE". Going to really suck if the T.A. ends up yet another awesome bike we can't get here in the states.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16,766
Views: 1,927,113
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
All 3 of the 650s available in the U.S. are great...

All 3 of the 650s available in the U.S. are great bikes but, all 3 are 1980s technology & not perfect. The KLR is not a dirt bike it's an off road capable motorcycle. It will lose a drag race to a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16,766
Views: 1,927,113
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Thanks. Waiting on the packing to arrive in the...

Thanks. Waiting on the packing to arrive in the mail now. Watched a muffler repacking video on FMFs web site & the guy did mention "loss of torque" due to blown packing. I'm not an experienced...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16,766
Views: 1,927,113
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Nope, never been to Colorado. The guy in the...

Nope, never been to Colorado. The guy in the Video actually holds some kind of record with a street bike on Pikes Peak so he's not a complete noob, which was my first thought.

They say it only...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,437
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
My girls are laying up a storm so I'll have...

My girls are laying up a storm so I'll have enough chicken fruit for our normal size crowd on Sat. & Sunday. If it looks like a larger turn out there may be a need for others to bring eggs, otherwise...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16,766
Views: 1,927,113
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Depends on how much dirt riding experience you...

Depends on how much dirt riding experience you have. I've never been to Colorado but, a lot of the video I've seen of it makes me salivate at the chance to ride there. KLR sucks in deep mud or deep...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,841
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I'm only around an hours ride from Hannigan...

I'm only around an hours ride from Hannigan Motorsports & if you get a chance to see their show room, it's well worth taking time from your ride to look around. Side cars, trikes (2 wheels forward &...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16,766
Views: 1,927,113
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I've got an FMF Q-4 slip on that is way past due...

I've got an FMF Q-4 slip on that is way past due for re-packing. Went riding this weekend & everything seemed fine till the pace started picking up & I noticed a distinct lack of power. Rode a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,323
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I have no idea what the comment about women...

I have no idea what the comment about women voting was about as I didn't make it. My point about banning dirt bikes had nothing to do with your interpretation of it. My point was that every rider who...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7,078
Views: 1,291,744
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
$35 seems reasonable. I just get frustrated when...

$35 seems reasonable. I just get frustrated when a dealer tacks on another $800-$1,500 in fees to MSRP BEFORE sales tax. I never expect to get a bike for MSRP OTD & I won't drive 2 hours away to save...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,317
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I have a buddy who built a dual sport from the...

I have a buddy who built a dual sport from the 650 Ninja & he rode it everywhere I went on my KLR. Only saw him dump it once. projects like that are very cool but, I'm not confident enough in my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,317
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Cast wheels have a tendency to shatter on a...

Cast wheels have a tendency to shatter on a hard/higher speed hit. Nothing wrong with them on a casual roll over but, not so good if your trying to keep you're buddies on more dirt worthy machines in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 1,304,362
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
EXACTLY! I'm hoping for a much more highway...

EXACTLY! I'm hoping for a much more highway friendly "dual sport" & when I say dual sport, I'm talking KLR 650 not 450 EXC. The stuff in the 1190 video (minus the vertical hill climbs) is NOT too...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,012
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
What's stopping BMW from utilizing the P-twin...

What's stopping BMW from utilizing the P-twin from the 900 Nuda? I was under the impression The Nuda was dropped after the sale to KTM because BMW held the patent to it's motor. I'd love to see new...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 1,304,362
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I wasn't trying to be an ass hat. I won't be...

I wasn't trying to be an ass hat. I won't be riding a T.A. like Chris Birch even if it does come it at 430lbs. which isn't likely. However, the lighter it does come in; the deeper into the woods over...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 282,022
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
What screen do you have on your bike & how do you...

What screen do you have on your bike & how do you like it on longer highway trips? My daughter has the CB 500F but, I ride it more than she does. A big complaint I have with the 500F is that wind...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,323
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I was never taught in school about this "social...

I was never taught in school about this "social contract" you speak of. Where can I find it in writing? Obviously common sense must be applied to our rights but, I always heard that our rights end...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 1,304,362
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Fixed it for ya. I want a bike I can ride all...

Fixed it for ya. I want a bike I can ride all but, the craziest stuff in that video only at a slower pace. For my skill level that means under 500lbs. & only then with a LOW C.O.G..

I'm still...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7,078
Views: 1,291,744
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I didn't know that. They take the mechanic "off...

I didn't know that. They take the mechanic "off the clock" for the time he spends assembling a bike from the crate & pay him by each bike assembled? It can't possibly take an experienced mechanic...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,323
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Hopefully the Nanny State will ban dirt bikes....

Hopefully the Nanny State will ban dirt bikes. Because those guys pop wheelies out in the boondocks off of public roads too. :huh

Actually what we need is self driving vehicles that haul us...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,323
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Of course the track is the place to ride hard...

Of course the track is the place to ride hard but, there's probably not a single one of us who has NEVER ridden like an ass hat on a public road.

Personally, I'd rather take my chances of being...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,323
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I think the problem is all the "stunter" douche...

I think the problem is all the "stunter" douche nozzles who shut down freeways, run from the cops & then put the evidence on youtube so the whole world can see how cool they are. :huh

There's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7,078
Views: 1,291,744
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I never understood the whole "assembly fee"...

I never understood the whole "assembly fee" thing. The mechanic gets paid by the hour & costs the shop the same whether he's putting a bike together or wanking off in the bathroom. :eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 1,304,362
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I thought the TRX700 had a 686cc power plant just...

I thought the TRX700 had a 686cc power plant just like the 700 Raptor?
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,323
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Never saw that commercial before. Not surprised...

Never saw that commercial before. Not surprised it was banned. Kinda hard to put a disclaimer at the end that it was filmed on a closed course.

op48no1 I agree with everything you just said....
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,684,914
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
The Vulcan S has truly gotten my interest & the...

The Vulcan S has truly gotten my interest & the day may come that I end up getting one "for my wife". :lol3 However, my next purchase is either going to be the new "True Adventure" from Honda or more...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,323
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
It may be common sense coming from a business man...

It may be common sense coming from a business man who only cares about profit & nothing at all about actually riding a motorcycle. However, as the CEO of a high performance motorcycle manufacturer...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,317
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
"Something in production today". CBX500 is...

"Something in production today". CBX500 is lighter than a KLR but, heavier than a DR. Not exactly what you're looking for but, it's the closest thing I can think of. With the Rally Raid package I'll...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,323
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
What a disturbing attitude to be coming from the...

What a disturbing attitude to be coming from the CEO of ANY motorcycle manufacturer. I guess the new slogan will be "Ready to surrender".

Of course nobody NEEDS a 200 H.P. bike but, if money...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 49,420
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Well the KLR is basically 1987 technology so the...

Well the KLR is basically 1987 technology so the new CBR 300 may be easier on the rider to push hard for long distance. I have no doubt the CBR 300 is a bit more modern/better quality than a KLR. I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,803
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Isn't it the same motor from the Ninja/Versys? I...

Isn't it the same motor from the Ninja/Versys? I think those are 180 but I could be wrong. The new Versys is supposed to be much better in the Vibe department but, I'm not sure if they just rubber...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,394
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I think there's a good chance they'll produce it....

I think there's a good chance they'll produce it. It will probably sell like hot cakes in Asia. I wouldn't be shocked to see it become a big seller here in the U.S. either. Beginners will probably...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,684,914
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
First time I've ever been stoked about a cruiser....

First time I've ever been stoked about a cruiser. Sitting on one in the shop, it felt very light & manageable.
http://http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo90/hrdwrkgrl/Vulcan%20S.png...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 49,420
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I don't like to maintain 85+ for any length of...

I don't like to maintain 85+ for any length of time on my KLR 650 & it is one of the more "highway friendly" singles made. I've never ridden a CBR/F 300 but, I can't imagine 85+ on a 286cc thumper as...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Does it have the "frunk" like the NC700X? The...

Does it have the "frunk" like the NC700X? The frunk is an awesome bonus compared to any machine. Weight wise they are about the same & C.O.G. could easily be lower on the CTX.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Did you come to this conclusion from an actual...

Did you come to this conclusion from an actual ride or did you figure it out from a simple "look"? Nothing wrong with liking what you like but, a test ride can often change your mind.

I do like...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Many cruisers look great but, the weight has...

Many cruisers look great but, the weight has always kept me away from them. I sat on a Vulcan 650S at the dealer expecting it to be another block of lead & was pleasantly surprised when it popped up...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 282,022
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
There's a web site "rotten.com" where I saw a...

There's a web site "rotten.com" where I saw a picture of a guy who was missing his face from the bridge of his nose down, due to a motorcycle wreck. He was still alive & conscious. If you check it...
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