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Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,815
Posted By Skidmarkart
Well, in any case, give twins a try. I...

Well, in any case, give twins a try.

I don't care if I ever ride another 4 cylinder bike, ever. No offense to anyone who likes them. Just my preference. BUT, my needs are a lot like yours. I want...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,815
Posted By Skidmarkart
There's a list below my post, not bikes I have...

There's a list below my post, not bikes I have owned (well not all anyway) but one I suggest for you. Honestly, I just sold my Superhawk. It was exactly what you describe. I just saw you are local...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,118
Posted By Skidmarkart
We all make mistake learning to ride. No,...

We all make mistake learning to ride.

No, you do not have to get killed on a liter + motorcycle, but it makes the mistakes MUCH larger, MUCH more quickly, and MUCH harder to rectify. Not saying...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,815
Posted By Skidmarkart
This totally says v-twin to me. All-muscle torque...

This totally says v-twin to me. All-muscle torque #'s, forgot the large displacement four-bangers with huge horsepower. Great fun, but breaking the speed limit on any highway in the USA in second...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7,925
Views: 1,183,621
Posted By Skidmarkart
This... ...

This...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/280x200q90/911/550DQ6.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/pb550DQ6j)

I already have the bike, I just want it to look like this today.

Well, pretty much...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,151
Posted By Skidmarkart
Sounds like a list of my ex girlfriends. I have a...

Sounds like a list of my ex girlfriends. I have a GPZ1100e (the mid 1990s GPZ)

It has a steel frame, ZX11 motor, kind of grandad to the ZRX1100 and ZZR1200 very comfy to ride long distances sporty...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,691
Posted By Skidmarkart
Meh, wake me up when Suzuki stats building...

Meh, wake me up when Suzuki stats building v-twins again.

I love the brand (most of my bikes have been "S"), but this one looks derivative in style (CB1000r, CB500, FZ8, Gladius, etc. etc. all...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,867
Posted By Skidmarkart
1100XX for $1k? Why did you sit there and type...

1100XX for $1k? Why did you sit there and type the rest of the message man! Get out there and buy that thing. It's a great bike, fits your description well, even at 60k has plenty of life in it, if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,472
Posted By Skidmarkart
It's not bad, I drove it in April, and was...

It's not bad, I drove it in April, and was surprised by how good the condition of the road was. Admittedly it was early in the season, but I did pretty much wish I was on my DR650 pretty much the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 367,647
Posted By Skidmarkart
Cool motorcycle cops...

So, I am on the way home from work a while back. Along comes this HUGE funeral procession. I mean, I don't know who died, but I think they had more people at their funeral than I have met in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 367,647
Posted By Skidmarkart
Most of my commute is very easy, pleasant and...

Most of my commute is very easy, pleasant and safe… until I get to the parking deck that I use every morning. Parking in that deck, above all other things (and there are plenty) has made convinced...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,893
Posted By Skidmarkart
I got a GPZ1100 for fairly cheap. It's a great...

I got a GPZ1100 for fairly cheap. It's a great bike, kind of a forerunner to the ZRX with a nice fairing to keep thee wind and weather off. Big honkin' 1100cc zx11 engine, but tuned for mid range...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Skidmarkart
I just figured it would probably be cheaper to...

I just figured it would probably be cheaper to find a used set on ebay, than get them machined. But honestly, I have no idea what that costs. Seems like one can get a decent set of zx11 rotors from...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Skidmarkart
Yeah, it shares a boat load of bits with the...

Yeah, it shares a boat load of bits with the ZX-11, I am just not sure where to look up the relevant specs for my own bike. All I see on Bike Bandit is a part that says "41080/A" - but no actual info...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Skidmarkart
Common brake rotor sizes? Replace brakes on a rarish Japan bike, with common parts

Here's the deal... my GPZ1100e has slightly warped rotors. I was going to replace them with new ones, but since the bike was only produced 1995-1997, and didn't sell all that well, there are not a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Skidmarkart
Yeah the GPZ is a fun bike. I got lucky and...

Yeah the GPZ is a fun bike. I got lucky and scored a totally pristine one with 15k on it. Always garaged, bone-stock, still have a fueling issue I am working with, but when the bike runs - wow, its...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Skidmarkart
Budget Sport Tour build/accessories

Thinking of getting my big GPZ1100e a little more set up for sport touring and take some trips over the summer. Probably not too long, just around the Southeast for starters. I have ridden for 23+...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 597,023
Posted By Skidmarkart
And I thought I was special... Nice to hear...

And I thought I was special... Nice to hear there's another in town.

Lets grab a beer sometime! I have only had mine a few weeks and would love to get some info about where you get serviced etc.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 597,023
Posted By Skidmarkart
I never thought I would be posting here, but I...

I never thought I would be posting here, but I couldn't get what I wanted anywhere else. And yeah, Italian bikes are kind of special. I am having a blast on mine :clap

Sure hope I don't get...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,083
Posted By Skidmarkart
Sixteen years old and still puts a smile on my...

Sixteen years old and still puts a smile on my face every morning. Gas mileage sucks though. Still, better than my truck, and loads more fun ;)
...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 137,326
Posted By Skidmarkart
Just got to say, I bought this DD to replace my...

Just got to say, I bought this DD to replace my Superhawk, which I still love, but f**k me, the DD, even in 750cc displacement blows it off the road! It might be making about 11-12 less hp, but...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,380
Posted By Skidmarkart
Fast, heavy, bullet proof, and fast. I had one...

Fast, heavy, bullet proof, and fast. I had one with some stage 1 jets and a Jardine pipe, and it had frightening amounts of torque. No real issues, was plenty fast enough for me, handled pretty well...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,091
Posted By Skidmarkart
I don't know why people are so hard on...

I don't know why people are so hard on automatics... I guess they are the same type of folks that want us all the screw the same way too.

Yeah, they sucked in the past, but the modern ones are...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,091
Posted By Skidmarkart
I looked pretty hard at one of these recently... ...

I looked pretty hard at one of these recently...

http://www.apriliausa.com/motorcycles/mana-850-gt-abs.html

Pretty awesome automatic bike (actually a CVT). You can also ride normally and foot...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,447
Posted By Skidmarkart
Sorry totally missed that.

Sorry totally missed that.
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,447
Posted By Skidmarkart
Uh... not sure where you got this info, and I...

Uh... not sure where you got this info, and I know California is a weird place and all, but I am pretty sure that's wrong. You must always have liability. If you finance at all, you will need...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 137,326
Posted By Skidmarkart
New Dorsoduro owner. Just saying hello to...

New Dorsoduro owner.

Just saying hello to the thread. I am psyched to have this bike in the garage. I swore I'd never buy European, but after test riding I realized it was EXACTLY what I wanted...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 68,480
Posted By Skidmarkart
6'4" 36' inseam. Aprilia Dorsoduro. Fits...

6'4" 36' inseam. Aprilia Dorsoduro. Fits great.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
New Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 sitting in the garage....

New Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 sitting in the garage. It's fun, was priced right, and checked all the boxes of what I want... serious V-twin pep, great noise, fuel injection, ABS, more upright than the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By Skidmarkart
I am 6'4" with a 36 inseam. I had a GSXG1100 that...

I am 6'4" with a 36 inseam. I had a GSXG1100 that was very comfortable. I currently have a GPZ1100e that is super comfortable too. They are both kind of rare, but great bikes. The roll-on power is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
So, I test drove a Dorsoduro. It was really a fun...

So, I test drove a Dorsoduro. It was really a fun bike. I would be more than little afraid of maintaining it, but what a f**king fun bike. Like a giant dirt bike, with a 750. I think I get why people...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
I am doing crazy s**t tomorrow and going to look...

I am doing crazy s**t tomorrow and going to look at Aprilias. :huh

I swore I would never own anything European after having a few Range Rovers, and a Spanish girlfriend. Or was it having a few...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
I do like Buell, but I do not know much about...

I do like Buell, but I do not know much about them. Had some friends that rode them in the late 1990's and early 2000's. They were not impressed by the quality (if fact, both of them had pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
MY SH only has 25K on the clock - so she has...

MY SH only has 25K on the clock - so she has plenty of life left. I hope anyway.

It seriously sucks though, I don't really want a full-on race replica bike. Sure they are fun, but loud and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
Believe me, I understand... I've gotten some 80...

Believe me, I understand... I've gotten some 80 mile tanks. And 1998 not being modern... I started in the mid 80's. I am still astounded by any motorcycle that has 100+hp. The way I rationalize it,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
That is a handsome bike. For some reason, it...

That is a handsome bike. For some reason, it looks gargantuan in that photo. Do you know the seat height?
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
Yeah, I am not against European bikes, but the...

Yeah, I am not against European bikes, but the buy-in is higher, the maintenance costs more, and it occurs with greater frequency. I love them, design wise, you can't mess with any of the brands...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
Heh, there is some rather glorious… er... uh,...

Heh, there is some rather glorious… er... uh, scenery along the commute on these warm days.

It's a "perk" they missed in the job description. :lol3

Yeah, I am sadly looking away from twins. I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
Yep, the Fed has some tasty grub. In fact,...

Yep, the Fed has some tasty grub.

In fact, I might go there after work and get a beer.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By Skidmarkart
Good suggestion. I like the Bandit, definitely a...

Good suggestion. I like the Bandit, definitely a contender. I had a GSX1100G back in the day. It was a good bike. Smooth, fast, never broke.

Still, it's not nearly as light and flickable as the...
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