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Forum: Road Warriors 02-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,034
Posted By Dankarnov
The price would probably be more palatable if it...

The price would probably be more palatable if it included side bags. I'm not sure why Honda sells it without bags, to be honest, except to make the price seem lower.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-28-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 32,012
Posted By Dankarnov
I was in the market for something like this, and...

I was in the market for something like this, and was very excited when the bike was announced. Sat on one at a dealer and it just felt awkward. I happen to like the looks but they're certainly an...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-27-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,406
Posted By Dankarnov
By the title I expected this thread to be about...

By the title I expected this thread to be about the Ducati Indiana, so disappointed
Forum: Road Warriors 05-27-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,299
Posted By Dankarnov
The bikes in the OP are just Bold New Graphics...

The bikes in the OP are just Bold New Graphics editions of existing models. Minimal development cost.

The thing about the SV650 is that any updated version has to be compellingly better than the...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,154
Posted By Dankarnov
You really can't pull off the look without an...

You really can't pull off the look without an ironic moustache
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,584
Posted By Dankarnov
My first bike was an '03 Z1000. This was a...

My first bike was an '03 Z1000. This was a stupid idea (though lots of fun) and ingrained many bad riding habits. If I'd known then what I know now I would have bought a used Ninja 250 and focused...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-17-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By Dankarnov
Other good options for online sales are Revzilla,...

Other good options for online sales are Revzilla, Motorcycle-Superstore and good old Amazon. For my last set of PR3s, Amazon ended up cheapest but they were all very close and a fraction of the...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-17-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,403
Posted By Dankarnov
Triumphs tend to have an annoyingly high dark...

Triumphs tend to have an annoyingly high dark current draw. I'd go with AGM over lithium due to this. Make sure to take it inside for Chicago winters.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-11-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 54,118
Posted By Dankarnov
cycle-ergo.com is your friend for finding the...

cycle-ergo.com is your friend for finding the riding position you want and determining what risers etc you need to tweak it in.

It sounds like what you want is a streetfighter. Not Japanese but...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 303,728
Posted By Dankarnov
I agree, but the Futura is a bad example, as it's...

I agree, but the Futura is a bad example, as it's a notorious gas hog. Have you tried the FPR mod? Changing the regulator pressure from airbox to intake manifold seems to be the going thing for...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-07-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 303,728
Posted By Dankarnov
Similarly the VFRs were directly race derived,...

Similarly the VFRs were directly race derived, and the Futura and ST4 used contemporary Superbike engines.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-06-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,251
Posted By Dankarnov
I have a '12 Speedie and can confirm that the...

I have a '12 Speedie and can confirm that the sensation another poster mentioned of constantly being stuck behind another car is 100% true. On the other hand if a passing opportunity comes up, you...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-02-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 303,728
Posted By Dankarnov
I could live without the RSV4's fuel appetite.

I could live without the RSV4's fuel appetite.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-20-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 303,728
Posted By Dankarnov
Actually, this is very close to where I think I'm...

Actually, this is very close to where I think I'm headed. I've got a Speed Triple now, super fun, but it's going to destroy my license around town and in the tight stuff, and it's ill-suited for...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-19-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 303,728
Posted By Dankarnov
Had a black Z1000, same year. I thought the...

Had a black Z1000, same year. I thought the stock seat was miserable after an hour or so, especially as it aged - recommend checking out aftermarket seats. Also the annoying buzzing can be...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-19-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 303,728
Posted By Dankarnov
Speaking of Futuras, picked this up this weekend....

Speaking of Futuras, picked this up this weekend.

http://i.imgur.com/vAiFsfDl.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 03-15-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 81,608
Posted By Dankarnov
One nice thing about fairings is you can spread...

One nice thing about fairings is you can spread all the electrical bits around within them. My Speed Triple presents a clean appearance from the sides, but if you need to get to the engine for...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-22-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,133
Posted By Dankarnov
I sat on one at a bike show, thinking it would...

I sat on one at a bike show, thinking it would have roughly UJM ergos, and found it had a much more aggressive forward-lean riding position than I expected. Must be the long tank. This may or may...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-22-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By Dankarnov
I have a Speed Triple, so I'm in a similar...

I have a Speed Triple, so I'm in a similar scenario. The stubby tailsections of these bikes, especially with high pipes, just aren't great for luggage, hard or soft. My commuter solution is a...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-20-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 837,654
Posted By Dankarnov
I looked at this bike at the NY motorcycle show. ...

I looked at this bike at the NY motorcycle show. The bike was gorgeous in person. There are a few elements (notably the passenger footpeg mounts) that don't quite work, but are fixable. I'm 5'11"...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-20-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,032
Posted By Dankarnov
If I remember secondhand stories right, the...

If I remember secondhand stories right, the Harley course is the MSF course, with Blasts instead of assorted 250s, and with a dollop of Harley marketing lumped in. So for the safety aspect, it's the...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-16-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 62,327
Posted By Dankarnov
If you're throwing the KTM 390 into the mix I'd...

If you're throwing the KTM 390 into the mix I'd also note the Suzuki DR-Z400S & SM are back this year. If you want street excitement and are willing to put up with a dirtbike seat and a little...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-09-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 635,697
Posted By Dankarnov
Here's mine after a couple hundred mile ride,...

Here's mine after a couple hundred mile ride, including a few last ones down dusty gravel.

http://i.imgur.com/qvPLJ.jpg

Ended up doing about 1500 miles on the trip, mostly highway. Makes me...
Forum: Vendors 11-09-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 264,931
Posted By Dankarnov
The Speed Triple is a real hassle to load up due...

The Speed Triple is a real hassle to load up due to the dual high-mount pipes that limit storage options. Here mine's fit with two US-20s, one on a US-Tank adapter and the other one wearing a US-10...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,624
Posted By Dankarnov
Done.

Done.
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 264,931
Posted By Dankarnov
Add me, please. I've already got an R35, a US10...

Add me, please. I've already got an R35, a US10 and two US20's but I'm sure I can find uses for more.
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