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Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4,941
Views: 942,797
Posted By jbc1200
Looks like a clean bike, just dusty and grimy. If...

Looks like a clean bike, just dusty and grimy. If it were washed and posted on my local Craigslist with nice clear photos it would have a $4k asking price on it easy.

It would be a fun bike, maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,017,851
Posted By jbc1200
All I'm talking about is enough pullback on the...

All I'm talking about is enough pullback on the handlebars to give a little more inward wrist angle. I'm not looking to change the overall ergos of the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,017,851
Posted By jbc1200
I'm up in Ball Ground, between Canton and Jasper,...

I'm up in Ball Ground, between Canton and Jasper, so I'm a short jaunt up 575 to the Ellijay and Blue Ridge area forest service roads. I work in Woodstock so I like to ride down to work on 575.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 102,280
Views: 20,017,851
Posted By jbc1200
So.... it's time that I get back on a bike. I've...

So.... it's time that I get back on a bike. I've been missing it like crazy since I sold my 2012 V-Strom.

I want something cheap, and I want to be able to do short interstate bursts at 70mph, as...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,941
Views: 942,797
Posted By jbc1200
Damn, $3300 for a 1200R! Just needs mid controls...

Damn, $3300 for a 1200R! Just needs mid controls and some other odds and ends and you'd be ready to rock!
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,941
Views: 942,797
Posted By jbc1200
Yeah that's the one good thing for nerds like us....

Yeah that's the one good thing for nerds like us. The Harley parts that perform better are usually more plentiful and cheaper. I think I paid $45 for a set of take-off 13" shocks that I put on my...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4,941
Views: 942,797
Posted By jbc1200
The rear shocks and fork tubes look standard...

The rear shocks and fork tubes look standard length to me. I would imagine the original purchaser had the crash bar and handlebars put on at the same time.

The rear wheel to fender gap looks...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,941
Views: 942,797
Posted By jbc1200
We've been trying for a while and now the wife is...

We've been trying for a while and now the wife is seeing her doc about it for help... which will probably cost me a fortune.

Selling the 'Strom was driven twofold - firstly I didn't like the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,941
Views: 942,797
Posted By jbc1200
Well shit. I've been bike-less for a little over...

Well shit. I've been bike-less for a little over a month after selling my '12 DL650 to an inmate here. I've been longing for the feel of another Sportster and I just "HAPPENED" to find this one on a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,132
Posted By jbc1200
Great article. I really want to get into dual...

Great article. I really want to get into dual sporting but need to sell my '12 Wee so I can get a small beater dual sport bike. There is an awesome looking DR350se near me in the flea market but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,873
Posted By jbc1200
I don't think Harley is at risk of going under...

I don't think Harley is at risk of going under any time soon. There are plenty of companies worldwide that make high priced "throwback" goods.

Barbour oilcloth outerwear, Lodge cast iron cookwear,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,941
Views: 942,797
Posted By jbc1200
Nah, I don't regret it. My Strom does everything...

Nah, I don't regret it. My Strom does everything very well and is a blast to ride in all weather every day.


It just means I'll need to buy another Sporty eventually *in addition to* the metric...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,873
Posted By jbc1200
I don't know why it's such a touchy topic and...

I don't know why it's such a touchy topic and difficult for people to understand. Harley makes a certain product. They do not make stuff that is not that product.

The firearm company Colt makes...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4,941
Views: 942,797
Posted By jbc1200
It's eerie how your posts seem pulled directly...

It's eerie how your posts seem pulled directly from my brain sometimes.

I've been wondering if putting an aftermarket exhaust on my Strom would give me back some of the sensation that I miss...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,873
Posted By jbc1200
I inadvertently hung out with a group of Harley...

I inadvertently hung out with a group of Harley guys last night at a Thanksgiving party. We were all checking out one of the guy's brand new Street Glides. It's a very pretty bike and the fit and...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,672
Posted By jbc1200
I've been reading old threads on here and lots of...

I've been reading old threads on here and lots of folks recommend ATV boots for daily riding. I came across these Fly Racing Maverik boots.... would this be a decent option?
...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,672
Posted By jbc1200
Yeah I figure if I'm going to do it I may as well...

Yeah I figure if I'm going to do it I may as well go all in and get a motocross boot for as much protection as possible. Any recommendation for a highway commute on a Vstrom with possible weekend...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,672
Posted By jbc1200
To be clear, I wear jeans and a collared shirt at...

To be clear, I wear jeans and a collared shirt at work. For now I'm wearing Tourmaster overpants and jacket for the ride. For summer I'll be in mesh overpants and jacket. I am thinking a solid moto...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,672
Posted By jbc1200
I work in a motorcycle friendly office - handful...

I work in a motorcycle friendly office - handful of other riders and it's a small all male company anyway. If I go that route I would just change boots at work or wherever I'm going. I already...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,672
Posted By jbc1200
Boots for commuting and general riding

Up to now I've been wearing a pair of tall lace-up leather Ariat waterproof work boots for riding and then wearing all day. I've been considering buying a set of real motorcycle boots and then...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-27-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By jbc1200
Has anyone seen the entire film yet? Reviews?

Has anyone seen the entire film yet? Reviews?
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By jbc1200
Believe me I'm sold on the hi vis. I've been...

Believe me I'm sold on the hi vis. I've been wearing a Tourmaster Transition jacket in hi vis since October. I've had a handful of people that I know tell me that they say me going the other way on...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By jbc1200
Wow, I totally screwed up putting this one in the...

Wow, I totally screwed up putting this one in the right place. Can a mod please move? Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By jbc1200
All gray/silver gear and visibility

I'm planning to buy all new summer gear this spring and am considering going with all light gray colored for better heat reflection. I'm about set on this Joe Rocket jacket since summers here are...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,102
Posted By jbc1200
A smoked pinlock screen on a clear visor will...

A smoked pinlock screen on a clear visor will look dumb and you'll probably be annoyed with the bright light coming in around the smoked part where it's just clear.

I have a smoked visor and a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10,494
Views: 3,446,828
Posted By jbc1200
That's a gorgeous Tenere. :thumb

That's a gorgeous Tenere. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,102
Posted By jbc1200
Yep. Pinlock is the only way to go.

Yep. Pinlock is the only way to go.
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By jbc1200
Doesn't the line from the brake lever go down to...

Doesn't the line from the brake lever go down to a hard mount on the triple tree? Meaning suspension movement has no effect on the brake line since it is connected to two fixed points that are on the...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,786
Posted By jbc1200
The Scrambler is a pretty bike. The KLR is a...

The Scrambler is a pretty bike. The KLR is a tool. If you want a better tool for a job get a better tool. If you want a pretty bike get the pretty one, but don't expect that it's going to do the job...
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By jbc1200
So I think I'm going to not worry about selling...

So I think I'm going to not worry about selling the bike for right now. I'll take a loss on it any way I do it and I just found out this weekend that two of my dogs have to have dental work with...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 301,639
Posted By jbc1200
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj558/blakegad...

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj558/blakegadsden/IMG_20131123_173023_277_zps994a0c66.jpg
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By jbc1200
No, I bought it when they were not running that...

No, I bought it when they were not running that offer. They were advertising 3.99% when I bought mine and that's what I got.

I used that tempest search engine and found several identical bikes...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By jbc1200
To be clear, the wife has zero impact on this...

To be clear, the wife has zero impact on this decision. She doesn't care what I do as long as it doesn't affect her financially. :D We both have good jobs, + 6 figure household income, and the only...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By jbc1200
So how bad off would I be to try to sell it...

So how bad off would I be to try to sell it sometime in the next 6-9 months? I didn't pay MSRP and I'm okay putting some cash in to make the deal. I figure if I'm going to sell it I would be better...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By jbc1200
Thanks for the insight man. For now I think...

Thanks for the insight man.

For now I think this is probably the best way to go for me. I figured I'd start getting info and advise before I get any further into the whole ordeal.

I absolutely...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By jbc1200
Possibly selling '12 DL650A... questions

I'm considering trying to sell my 2012 DL650 Adventure VStrom. It's an awesome bike but the wife and I are starting to talk seriously about having a baby, and I'd rather not have such a nice bike in...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,148
Posted By jbc1200
I'm not surprised. My old sportster had a 21"...

I'm not surprised. My old sportster had a 21" laced front wheel and it would chase every groove in the road at speed. The stock 19" on my Strom is much more solid and planted on the highway.
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,933
Posted By jbc1200
Overpants for sure. I have Tourmasters for...

Overpants for sure. I have Tourmasters for fall/winter and I plan to buy the Joe Rocket mesh ones for summer.

They just make the most sense because you are protected, can wear them every single...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,148
Posted By jbc1200
Is there *really* a *real* noticeable difference...

Is there *really* a *real* noticeable difference in the handling between tires with 2 inch difference? It certainly looks cool as hell, but I just can't fathom that it makes any difference for 99% of...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,148
Posted By jbc1200
Wow, it looks like you lost a lot of front end...

Wow, it looks like you lost a lot of front end clearance. Did you have to do something to keep the new tire from hitting stuff on full compression?
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