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Forum: Racing Today, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 201,137
Posted By Tim_Tom
Well Rossi hasn't flipped him the bird yet so...

Well Rossi hasn't flipped him the bird yet so they must still be friendly :lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 02:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,969
Posted By Tim_Tom
Speedholes reduce weight thereby making it...

Speedholes reduce weight thereby making it faster!

Congrats on getting the bike this far, I've been watching since the beginning and the black and silver looks awesome. Can't wait to see the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Today, 02:27 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 14,238
Posted By Tim_Tom
Don't worry you will get the hang of it. Failing...

Don't worry you will get the hang of it. Failing practice tests is no big deal, thats what they are there for.
Forum: Road Warriors Today, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,633
Posted By Tim_Tom
You can try the good folks over at GSResources....

You can try the good folks over at GSResources. Even though they primarily deal in the 70's & 80's Suzuki GS there is quite a bit of knowledge there about your GSX and the early GSXR models as well....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Today, 02:03 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 14,238
Posted By Tim_Tom
Basically, but its simpler than that. Just push...

Basically, but its simpler than that. Just push on the grip in the direction you want to turn. Left turn push on left grip. Right turn push on right grip. A nice steady pressure is all it takes.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 112,509
Posted By Tim_Tom
You can't rush art. Stupid or not :freaky

You can't rush art. Stupid or not :freaky
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
Congratulations!!! You are gonna love it!

Congratulations!!! You are gonna love it!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
I would think that 43f/45r would be too high,...

I would think that 43f/45r would be too high, even when hot. The last time I checked cold (two weeks ago) they were 32f/34r, right where I usually like my tires. Using the 10 percent rule of thumb my...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,598
Posted By Tim_Tom
Small and cool bikes aren't just for young...

Small and cool bikes aren't just for young people... A friend of a friend who is in his 70's just bought a Duke 390 and is loving it.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,274
Posted By Tim_Tom
Whats the going rate on a 1200GS these days? I...

Whats the going rate on a 1200GS these days? I have seen 2012 bikes on Cycletrader asking anywhere from 14k to 18k... Even at 14k that is plenty of dough to purchase and accessorize your Scrambler....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
My Dart windscreen arrived today! Not bad at all...

My Dart windscreen arrived today! Not bad at all considering it was shipped from England! It looks like a quality piece and I'm very satisfied with my dealings with Dart.

Of course once it's...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 201,137
Posted By Tim_Tom
I expect that Hayden and Malandri's seats will be...

I expect that Hayden and Malandri's seats will be open. I also expect that rins and maybe Tito and maybe lowes move up. I can see tito on Haydens bike.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By Tim_Tom
Frame flex is a funny thing. I agree it's hard to...

Frame flex is a funny thing. I agree it's hard to diagnose without riding multiple bikes for comparison sake. However once you get a feel for it you can pick it out in a motorcycles handling traits....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-30-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
Congrats! Ducati makes a belly plate but I'm...

Congrats!

Ducati makes a belly plate but I'm not sure how good it is. It is the same one as on the Urban Enduro models so maybe an owner of one of those has an opinion on it??
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Tim_Tom
There has been people riding on illegal dirt...

There has been people riding on illegal dirt bikes and quads in every inner city for as long as there have been illegal dirt bikes and quads... They are cheap and disposable transportation. Baltimore...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-30-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
Went out for a little ride 180 mile ride this...

Went out for a little ride 180 mile ride this morning. I left my garage before it got too hot, the Scrambler telling me it was a cool 77 degrees! By 10 am it is over 100 and keeps climbing so I like...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 201,137
Posted By Tim_Tom
If I was a moto gp team I'd rather have a...

If I was a moto gp team I'd rather have a satellite Suzuki than that customer Honda...

With no more open bikes next year I suspect we will see a few teams switch machinery.
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,205
Posted By Tim_Tom
You and me both... I'm thinking may be time to...

You and me both... I'm thinking may be time to swap him for his teammate.
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By Tim_Tom
Kudos to Josh Day for doing the double in...

Kudos to Josh Day for doing the double in Superstock 1000. Very happy to see some good results for the Westby team!

And he was ahead of quite a few superbikes in both races. Good stuff!
Forum: Racing 06-29-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 21,885
Posted By Tim_Tom
You mean like at Lemans of this year? When they...

You mean like at Lemans of this year? When they traded positions several times a lap? That was some of the best racing all season.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-26-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
Congratulations on making the decision! I knew...

Congratulations on making the decision! I knew you'd love it!! :clap
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-26-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
Glad to inspire! It took me a few hours to make...

Glad to inspire! It took me a few hours to make but I'm really glad I did it. I think I'm going to go back at it with a flat file and round the edges a bit. It's too boxy right now.



Wrapping...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Tim_Tom
You ought to be able to sell the GS and pick up...

You ought to be able to sell the GS and pick up the Scrambler with money to spare! It is a seriously fun motorcycle that I think you will really like. Perfectly fits your desire for a lighter, lower,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-25-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
I don't know if any other scrambler owners have...

I don't know if any other scrambler owners have shopped around for license plate bracket, tail tidy, fender eliminator, whatever you want to call it; but right now there are only a few options and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-25-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
Thats exactly what I'm looking for. Just enough...

Thats exactly what I'm looking for. Just enough to move the blast from my chest, and allow me to tuck down behind a bit. If I wanted a full faired bike I would have bought one!

I spend some time...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,998
Posted By Tim_Tom
The MotoTaxi idea has some merit... <iframe...

The MotoTaxi idea has some merit...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eMQB7doKzCM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Video gets very entertaining right...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 42,350
Posted By Tim_Tom
I think someone at Ohlins has been watching this...

I think someone at Ohlins has been watching this thread and knew what would look best. The Blacklines are too much black I think. The body of the ones you got really compliment the nickel frame much...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-24-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
Got out for a nice 200 mile ride yesterday. This...

Got out for a nice 200 mile ride yesterday. This time the excuse was to go to a Chipotle for some burritos for my wife and I. There were of course much closer restaurants but this one was on the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Tim_Tom
Ducati Scrambler. ...

Ducati Scrambler.

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz151/Tam6/20150527_091105_zpscyhrv2rg.jpg

Seriously it's a great road bike and you ought to feel right at home with the ergos. Much roomier...
Forum: Racing 06-24-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tim_Tom
The Victory is back on track. ...

The Victory is back on track.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/06/23/update-cycle-world-returns-to-the-clouds/

Don Canet was 4th fastest out of 66 motorcycles in practice yesterday.
Forum: Racing 06-24-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 201,137
Posted By Tim_Tom
Hayden doubled up in laughter after Max falls...

Hayden doubled up in laughter after Max falls over at a stand still. Nicky's mechanics thought it was so funny they forgot to grab his bike when Nicky got off.
Forum: Racing 06-24-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,205
Posted By Tim_Tom
Ellison had a shit weekend, probably my fault...

Ellison had a shit weekend, probably my fault since I just picked him up for my squad :rofl.

Fastest in FP3 but wrecked in Q2 during some rain and started 10th I think. He didn't get out in the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,724
Posted By Tim_Tom
I rode from NJ to CA and back in 2012 with my...

I rode from NJ to CA and back in 2012 with my brother.

I was on an 82 Suzuki GS850G, he was on a brand new 12 Triumph Thunderbird Storm.

We left on July 1st, returning home the 22nd. Rode just...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,082
Posted By Tim_Tom
Bummer about the bike but it is much easier to...

Bummer about the bike but it is much easier to fix broken bikes than broken bodies.

Really hope they kept the frame jig set up... maybe this time they build two just in case.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,233
Posted By Tim_Tom
This thread isn't (wasn't supposed) to be bike...

This thread isn't (wasn't supposed) to be bike specific. A general discussion about the pros and cons of touring on different sized bikes. The chain vs shaft discussion can go elsewhere... I don't...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,233
Posted By Tim_Tom
Not this chain vs shaft crap again... Take it...

Not this chain vs shaft crap again... Take it somewhere else, its not relevant here at all. :deal
Forum: Road Warriors 06-21-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,233
Posted By Tim_Tom
My type of touring is connecting the twistiest...

My type of touring is connecting the twistiest roads I can find together to get somewhere neat and then connecting a different set of twisty roads to get back home several thousand miles later. I...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-21-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,233
Posted By Tim_Tom
Great you show what type of bike is best for Iron...

Great you show what type of bike is best for Iron Butt rides, what does that have to do with touring? Yes I get there are long distance parellels, but most tours are nothing like an IBA ride.

When...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-19-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
Wire is either for abs or the licence plate...

Wire is either for abs or the licence plate light. Not sure which wire you meant.

The fenders on the classic are aluminum. Also you can buy the fenders to put on any other model Scrambler.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-18-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 287,533
Posted By Tim_Tom
Congratulations! I like the classic's look but...

Congratulations! I like the classic's look but didn't want a bike with tubes. Post a pic of your bike, screw the stock photo!

Also keen to see what you do to the sussuspension.
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