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Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,770
Posted By 2tallnwide
Most practical motorcycle ever made, and one of...

Most practical motorcycle ever made, and one of my favorites ever owned. Not fast, but fun to ride nonetheless, comfortable solo, or 2up. They are about as maintenance free as a bike gets, for sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,900
Posted By 2tallnwide
Bought my wife a '72 Fiat 124 Spider Sport when...

Bought my wife a '72 Fiat 124 Spider Sport when she had to give up riding her motorcycle. She absolutely loves it, and doesn't miss riding her bike at all.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,984
Posted By 2tallnwide
I use most all of the road, depending on road...

I use most all of the road, depending on road conditions, traffic, time of day, etc. Although I don't normally ride in the middle of a lane as much because of road debris like nails, and such. I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,983
Posted By 2tallnwide
It's not the bike's fault. :deal Unless...

It's not the bike's fault. :deal

Unless y'all are drag racing, and then every one of you made the wrong choice..... :lol3

:wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,252
Posted By 2tallnwide
Might as well get the mandatory pics out of the way...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hAvXQboQWpw/TZTL9bvh7oI/AAAAAAAADS8/XHSnHF9-07w/s400/T-Shirt+1+Back+PJ.jpg

http://dugmar.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/IMG3140/320278844_ESgSt-L.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 203,284
Posted By 2tallnwide
Oh well, a GSXR 600 makes over 90hp with 50cc...

Oh well, a GSXR 600 makes over 90hp with 50cc less than the SV which isn't a cruiser either.

I'm pretty sure in the 750cc CRUISER class 53 HP is actually quite respectable. :deal





...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 203,284
Posted By 2tallnwide
Just for the new ones, you still have to contend...

Just for the new ones, you still have to contend with all of the old ones.:deal



Still doesn't take away the old noisy bikes/riders. Even if you could there are still traffic lights, stop...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,291
Posted By 2tallnwide
The last time I rented a Harley was 2008, had...

The last time I rented a Harley was 2008, had never owned one in 40 years of owning motorcycles. That changed towards the end of last year, although I liked the 2014 models, they discontinued the RGU...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,554
Posted By 2tallnwide
Run Scat Blast The one I hate...

Run

Scat

Blast

The one I hate hearing is, drive.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 203,284
Posted By 2tallnwide
They have this 500 sitting in our local dealer....

They have this 500 sitting in our local dealer. Not for sale, all of the first ones are going to the rider program.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,610
Posted By 2tallnwide
Nice idea for those that need, and can use it....

Nice idea for those that need, and can use it. Unfortunately it won't work for our needs at the moment.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 152,861
Posted By 2tallnwide
Make mine a fixed fairing Chieftain with a tour...

Make mine a fixed fairing Chieftain with a tour pack in pearl ..:deal

Something other than a cruiser based bike would be nice to see as well...:D
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,164
Posted By 2tallnwide
Oh well, the best bike I ever owned was an '05...

Oh well, the best bike I ever owned was an '05 R1200GS BMW. Figured I'd temp fate again, and bought my first ever Harley last September...:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 41,098
Posted By 2tallnwide
Motorcycles are in my blood, but as much as I...

Motorcycles are in my blood, but as much as I love them will have to disagree.

There are many times, and circumstances where I'd much rather be in something with four wheels than on two wheels.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 41,098
Posted By 2tallnwide
Haven't had time here at work to read all of the...

Haven't had time here at work to read all of the replies but will add a +1 to anyone who might have said there is no such thing as a boring motorcycle. :deal

If a rider is bored with a bike, it's...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,032
Posted By 2tallnwide
Congrats...:beer Pics, and a ride report is...

Congrats...:beer

Pics, and a ride report is mandatory you know...:deal

Hope y'all enjoy it with thousands of trouble free, and safe miles together...:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,496
Posted By 2tallnwide
THE muscle cruiser

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JW3uOH4v5FA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

:deal
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,365
Posted By 2tallnwide
Sold the LC, still have the '05 Tiger, and added...

Sold the LC, still have the '05 Tiger, and added the first Harley to the 40 year old list...:D

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1/1382048_10200781821848328_1088821270_n.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,907
Posted By 2tallnwide
Never have needed a bike for that...

Never have needed a bike for that fortunately...:wink:

I turned 42 in '02, had a KLR650 I bought new in 2000. Just loved the AT, and even more so when I got to sit on one in Dubai.

Did test...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,907
Posted By 2tallnwide
There have been several bikes listed that I would...

There have been several bikes listed that I would have liked to see in the States, but there is only one I know I would have bought as soon as it hit my dealer.....
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,980
Posted By 2tallnwide
Is that you Jerry?

http://www.cyclefish.com/uploads_forum/9029/84177/bike_for_tarzan.jpg

:lol3


:wink:
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,980
Posted By 2tallnwide
https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/2719788288/hC6E242FF/

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/2719788288/hC6E242FF/
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,980
Posted By 2tallnwide
Danced in the living room for years watching Soul...

Danced in the living room for years watching Soul Train...:lol3






Taken in the literal sense one's soul is the essence of a human being, and said to live forever. Soul is another word...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,980
Posted By 2tallnwide
Same here. It's probably from my Christian...

Same here. It's probably from my Christian upbringing, but using the word soul about the motorcycle itself seems almost blasphemous. :D

Spending a few days last October at Barber's vintage...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,908
Posted By 2tallnwide
I agree that it helps those that are actively...

I agree that it helps those that are actively trying to look out for others, but to the typical brain dead driver I doubt it is of much benefit.

Will never forget sitting at a red light hearing a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By 2tallnwide
Not sure the perfect bike for wind protection,...

Not sure the perfect bike for wind protection, and lane splitting exists. But I would be more willing to compromise on the wind protection if I was planning on lane splitting quite a bit...:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,980
Posted By 2tallnwide
http://media.caranddriver.com/images/media/51/2009...

http://media.caranddriver.com/images/media/51/2009-kia-soul-border-2-photo-349045-s-cd-gallery.jpg

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By 2tallnwide
http://www.carblogindia.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

http://www.carblogindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Tiger-Explorer-Triumph-Motorcycles-2-720x540.jpg


Install a bigger screen, it already has heated grips, cruise control, traction control,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,980
Posted By 2tallnwide
That's cool, but doesn't change the fact that...

That's cool, but doesn't change the fact that they are metal, plastic, rubber, etc, built by humans...unless one services it, starts it, rides it, it is indeed an inanimate object. It has no soul, or...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,980
Posted By 2tallnwide
I believe the soul, and character comes from the...

I believe the soul, and character comes from the rider twisting the throttle. Motorcycles are inanimate objects, and only as boring, or as exciting as a rider makes them.

Certain bikes may stir...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,032
Posted By 2tallnwide
" Some of the new updates include the new Twin...

" Some of the new updates include the new Twin Cooled engine, one touch opening for bags, gas tank and storage, LED Daymaker Headlights, LCD Touch screens, Boom! Audio systems, upgraded brakes, and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,032
Posted By 2tallnwide
It's a nice bike, am even happier with it than I...

It's a nice bike, am even happier with it than I figured I would be. A few niggles as there always is, but pretty dang solid for the most part.

There are plenty of them out...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,032
Posted By 2tallnwide
Well, my wife and I just went thru this together,...

Well, my wife and I just went thru this together, she hasn't been able to ride with me for a while because of back issues, but due to recent treatments is able to again. She really liked the pillion...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,032
Posted By 2tallnwide
Royal Star Venture ...

Royal Star Venture

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/attachments/sportster-models/161685d1295510233-should-i-buy-a-sporty-359352n_20.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,025
Posted By 2tallnwide
Bought my '05 GS new, still the best motorcycle...

Bought my '05 GS new, still the best motorcycle I've ever owned. I left it stock as well.

Jury still out on the new HD, have to change the seat, relocate the trunk, and remove the cat just to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,465
Posted By 2tallnwide
I prefer shaft drive even though currently...

I prefer shaft drive even though currently neither one of my bikes has one. Have never had a single issue with a shaft drive, including my R1200GS I rode hard for over three years.

The new...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,025
Posted By 2tallnwide
I always try to buy bikes that suit me in stock...

I always try to buy bikes that suit me in stock configuration. The only street bikes I've ever had with engine modifications came that way when I bought them.

The only additions to my '05 Tiger...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,107
Posted By 2tallnwide
Raider...this one sold last year for $9k with...

Raider...this one sold last year for $9k with pipes, power commander, front and rear integrated LED turn signals.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o21/gs12rider/Jim003.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,401
Posted By 2tallnwide
I've got a little less than $5 grand in my '05...

I've got a little less than $5 grand in my '05 Tiger, including the new Corbin seat, and Mustang cleated 1" lower pegs.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 152,861
Posted By 2tallnwide
That's what I did, it was a Chieftain with stage...

That's what I did, it was a Chieftain with stage 1 installed. It ran, stopped, shifted, and handled pretty damn good for what it is...:thumb

They are like everything else though, YMMV. :D
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