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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By hhkiwi
White House Petition in Favor of Lane Splitting

Sign and share if you agree: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-motorcycle-lane-sharing-all-public-roads/qP86QbjN
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,792
Posted By hhkiwi
OK, I can only speak for the bike I had - a 2007...

OK, I can only speak for the bike I had - a 2007 Roadster 1200 with stock exhaust (I did switch to Shortshots at round 5000 miles but not because of intereference).

I am not aware of any...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,792
Posted By hhkiwi
You won't get interference unless you go waaay...

You won't get interference unless you go waaay beyond 13".

I had a 2007 XL 1200R that was fitted with 15" Progressives from new, i.e. fitted by the dealer. I sold the bike with 6500 miles and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
I quite like the Yamaha FZ-09. In Europe, the...

I quite like the Yamaha FZ-09. In Europe, the bike is sold as the MT-09 and they get a version called the MT-09 Street Rally which looks great, me thinks:
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 231,313
Posted By hhkiwi
There's no type-approval system in the US for...

There's no type-approval system in the US for motor vehicles. It's a self-certification system where manufacturers slap labels on the vehicles which state something like "This vehicle meets all...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,216
Posted By hhkiwi
Agreed, but getting noticed is the first step...

Agreed, but getting noticed is the first step (although by no means the only step) in making sure you stay alive!
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,216
Posted By hhkiwi
I use my bikes for my daily commute in LA and can...

I use my bikes for my daily commute in LA and can also confirm from my experience that loud(er) pipes get you noticed. I used to have a Sportster with Vance & Hines Shortshots (with optional quiet...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By hhkiwi
Update: I took some brake fluid out of the...

Update: I took some brake fluid out of the reservoir above the brake lever (it was full) and the problem went away - no more scorching rotors and locking brakes.

The lever still appears to be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By hhkiwi
I haven't been able to try what happens with the...

I haven't been able to try what happens with the ABS off BUT on Friday I did change the orientation of the brake lever slightly - it was tilted too far down for my liking and I moved it up a bit. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By hhkiwi
BMW Xmoto ABS - brakes locking solid after half a mile

This morning I got on my 2007 BMW G650 Xmoto (ABS) to ride to work, as usual, but after about half a mile or so the bike slowed down and eventually stopped. When I tried to move it off the road I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 939,644
Posted By hhkiwi
Beautiful bike. I love the Roadster and still...

Beautiful bike. I love the Roadster and still miss mine!
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
You mean a bit like this one:...

You mean a bit like this one: http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcd/4427966648.html
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 237,192
Posted By hhkiwi
The guards are made by Hepco & Becker, part no....

The guards are made by Hepco & Becker, part no. 501507 00 01.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
While we're in the land of crazy bike creations...

While we're in the land of crazy bike creations here are two more contenders:

http://frederic-plambeck.de/plugins/kissgallery/photos/124.jpg

...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By hhkiwi
+1 on the front isolator. Mine was a 2008 (I...

+1 on the front isolator. Mine was a 2008 (I think) and the front isolator cracked after less than 1000 miles so check that out. Like fast1075 I replaced it with one used on the bigger Buells and had...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,148,115
Posted By hhkiwi
Thanks for that leafman - it sure sounds like...

Thanks for that leafman - it sure sounds like what I experienced yesterday.

The only thing is my bike is a 2007 Xmoto but according to the info in your post the decompression lever problem...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7,274
Views: 1,148,115
Posted By hhkiwi
I had a bit of a mishap today and am searching...

I had a bit of a mishap today and am searching for clues. Now my bike's a 2007 Xmoto (my apologies to Xchallenge riders but we do share the same engine and that's where my problem is).

I bought...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,254
Posted By hhkiwi
Here's a seat I made for my Sportster. Shouldn't...

Here's a seat I made for my Sportster. Shouldn't have sold that bike...

...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
I am really taking a liking to this one... ...

I am really taking a liking to this one...

http://images.1000ps.net/images_bikekat%5C2014%5C30-mv%20agusta%5C7651-brutale%20800%20dragster%5C2.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
Suzuki GS1200SS

Today, I wouldn't mind one of these.

http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/moto_gallery/SUZUKIGS1200SS-867_1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
Got it. And I agree on the Triumph's riding...

Got it. And I agree on the Triumph's riding position - you wouldn't want to do a longer trip on that one. Then again, that's not what it's about - still a good looking bike!
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
Brutal is too strong. Many (me included) find the...

Brutal is too strong. Many (me included) find the handlebars too far forward and replace them. I also fitted 1" risers and had Sargent raise my seat by 1.5" and find the bike very comfortable now.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
Now that is seriously cool. Kiwi ingenuity at its...

Now that is seriously cool. Kiwi ingenuity at its best - RIP John Britten.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,304
Posted By hhkiwi
I have no experience with Corbin but when I...

I have no experience with Corbin but when I needed a raised seat for my Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport I contacted Sargent. The main reason was that they start with a stock seat pan and I happened to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
I have a 2007 BMW G650 Xmoto which is pretty...

I have a 2007 BMW G650 Xmoto which is pretty close to the Husky and I love it!

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee437/mairangi/Guzzi/BMW_zpsb8a615c7.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 939,644
Posted By hhkiwi
Here's a link to another cool Scrambler Sporty...

Here's a link to another cool Scrambler Sporty (apologies if it's already been posted previously), this one with a chain conversion:
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 644,914
Posted By hhkiwi
Made in Italy

Two of my Italians - and before you ask, the BMW is really an Aprilia with BMW badges... I love both bikes.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee437/mairangi/Guzzi/P1110845_zpsf63a4be4.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 939,644
Posted By hhkiwi
Are you kidding, Jerry? Have you ever had a FI...

Are you kidding, Jerry? Have you ever had a FI bike with an after-market tuner such as a PC? I've worked and tuned both carb and FI bikes and tuning a FI bike is way quicker and easier!

By the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 532,968
Posted By hhkiwi
I think I read somewhere sometime ago that...

I think I read somewhere sometime ago that speedometers are required to have a plus tolerance - they can show higher than actual speeds but not lower.

I find the same on my G650X speedo - it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 939,644
Posted By hhkiwi
I've been following the work you did on your 48...

I've been following the work you did on your 48 Randy, great bike!

The last year for the XL 1200R was 2008 so the 1200 Roadster had two model years with FI as stock (2007 and 2008). In...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 939,644
Posted By hhkiwi
Randy, that's a XL 883R (Roadster). I had a 2007...

Randy, that's a XL 883R (Roadster). I had a 2007 XL 1200R and still regret that I sold it.

If you're interested in a 2 into 1 exhaust have a look at the Patriot Defender - people rave about it on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 208,091
Posted By hhkiwi
Off topic, sorry, but you must be moving around...

Off topic, sorry, but you must be moving around with your eyes closed... there's hardly a weekend I do not see a modern Guzzi around here. As for Guzzi dealers, we have at least three here around LA!
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,704
Posted By hhkiwi
That thing's so crazy and over the top that I...

That thing's so crazy and over the top that I like it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
Yep. It's not called Mammoth for nuthin'.

Yep. It's not called Mammoth for nuthin'.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,414,289
Posted By hhkiwi
Today I wish I had one of those. ...

Today I wish I had one of those.

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/253/b/5/drigo__s_2nd_bike__munch_mammut_2000_by_roddy1990-d5eadsc.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,479
Posted By hhkiwi
I agree, good choice. The Sportster is a great...

I agree, good choice. The Sportster is a great platform - you can make out of it what you want. I put something like 15" shocks on my 2007 XL 1200R and raised the seat. Together with the mid controls...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 23,587
Posted By hhkiwi
I understand that more and more PDs disagree by...

I understand that more and more PDs disagree by setting up policies that do not allow their officers to engage in risky pursuits. But we're getting somewhat off topic here...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 23,587
Posted By hhkiwi
True, the suspect decided to run (most do), but...

True, the suspect decided to run (most do), but the cops chose to take the risks associated with a high-speed pursuit. Is it worth risking innocent lives by chasing an unsuccessful bank robber?
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 23,587
Posted By hhkiwi
Wow, that should draw some strong reactions and...

Wow, that should draw some strong reactions and kick start the thread. I'm getting the popcorn!

BTW, I agree with you even though my last bike was a Sportster and I loved it so much I'm looking...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 23,587
Posted By hhkiwi
The officer I talked to told me that he's doing...

The officer I talked to told me that he's doing around 25,000 miles per year. Assuming they're working somewhere in the order of 200 days per year that's only 125 miles per day. So you are correct,...
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