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Forum: Road warriors Today, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By alekkas
very nice

very nice
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 65,263
Posted By alekkas
Years ago, I bought a Vulcan 1600 with the Vance...

Years ago, I bought a Vulcan 1600 with the Vance and Hines straight pipes on it. I did get the "quiet" baffles. In my experience here is how they work.

First off, you DO get some mid back in...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,711
Posted By alekkas
Me too for now - certainly can strike a balance -...

Me too for now - certainly can strike a balance - and a hoot. That's where I'm at...

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af267/alekkas/Motorcycle/IMG_2622_zpscb6a5b6f.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 43,625
Posted By alekkas
Got this two months ago coming off of sport...

Got this two months ago coming off of sport tourers for years.

Should work for next summer's ride to mountains, canyons, and death valley. We'll see. Tools and camping gear in the wolfman /...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By alekkas
To travel for one. In some places, it takes...

To travel for one. In some places, it takes 1,000 miles to get to places you want to explore for the next 2,000 miles. How you get there, of course, can vary, but days off of work and budget often...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,711
Posted By alekkas
I do tour each summer - and I LOVE riding sporty...

I do tour each summer - and I LOVE riding sporty (for me) with some good riders. So - one bike - would probably be some big CC sport tourer like a Connie C14.

Since I now own a 919 as of two...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By alekkas
Well of course. :evil

Well of course. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By alekkas
You know, in the old days it was lean farther, go...

You know, in the old days it was lean farther, go faster in the turns, don't be a chicken. But, really, the better your body position, the less you have to lean the bike. So, as usual, it means two...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By alekkas
I'll play. The 919 I picked up about 2 months...

I'll play. The 919 I picked up about 2 months ago had a crappy old tire. Have done some sporty riding on it and pushed it pretty far. However, '06 build date I found out after some sliding.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,792
Posted By alekkas
Humbug. Ride what ya got! 1987 - morning in...

Humbug. Ride what ya got!

1987 - morning in KS on way to pacific ocean.

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af267/alekkas/Motorcycle/1987%20Cross%20Country%20on%20KZ1000/48850001-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,792
Posted By alekkas
I am certainly hoping my 919 will work well. ...

I am certainly hoping my 919 will work well. Just got it two months ago.

A little taller gearing so vibes not an issue, small shield - but lotso wind, camping and tools in wolfman, clothes and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By alekkas
Good luck in your search. There are many well...

Good luck in your search. There are many well supported vintage bikes. You'll find one you like.
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,565
Posted By alekkas
That LTD pic is great. Hopefully it goes in that...

That LTD pic is great. Hopefully it goes in that direction for sales. Remember the alternative (in sales, anyway)
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,295
Posted By alekkas
So, again, in a car is my only experience with...

So, again, in a car is my only experience with auto, when you down shift with the thumb, it just drops. With a clutch (on a bike or car), as you down shift, it eases in depending on clutch control -...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,295
Posted By alekkas
Not a hater and have never ridden one. A...

Not a hater and have never ridden one.

A big part of riding in the tight twisty stuff for me IS downshifting to the right gear, engine braking, proper rev range to slow a bit and to pour it on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,565
Posted By alekkas
Looks cool. Don't think it will be a hit,...

Looks cool. Don't think it will be a hit, though. Cruisers - for a lot of people -are about a presentation that fits a time constructed mold.

Anyone excited by this engine (it is a blast to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By alekkas
The internet is wonderful for this (I had old...

The internet is wonderful for this (I had old Volvos just as the net was catching on and it helped me find anything needed for my old 1800)

The concours was mentioned before - don't think there is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 95,703
Posted By alekkas
So if the light cutting out started after the...

So if the light cutting out started after the change, I wonder if going over those connections would be in order.

Spraying out / Cleaning out the switch gear would also make sense.
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 95,703
Posted By alekkas
How long before? And why the socket? Corrosion?

How long before? And why the socket? Corrosion?
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 95,703
Posted By alekkas
It is under the seat kinda. Remove left side...

It is under the seat kinda. Remove left side panel and it is looking right at you. There is a guy on COG that redoes these - I believe it is $60 to rebuild and redo. I never needed it, but folks...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,365
Posted By alekkas
SeanTX, I didn't want to quote your post cause of...

SeanTX, I didn't want to quote your post cause of the big pics - but I gotta tell you, those big pics are prime examples of classic styling. Well played, sir.

As far as the "soul" trend in this...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 95,703
Posted By alekkas
That's a good thought. So, when it has gone...

That's a good thought.

So, when it has gone out, have you physically tapped on the headlight? Just asking, cause sometimes bulbs can get sneaky. Plus, try the free stuff first, right?
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,135
Posted By alekkas
The Honda Nt700 suggestion you've gotten is...

The Honda Nt700 suggestion you've gotten is probably going to be the best bet for non chain.

The NC 700 series also might be a good fit - but then you are back to a chain - though low rev and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,698
Posted By alekkas
So you are saying you want a shaft drive scout? ...

So you are saying you want a shaft drive scout? C'mon....
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,893
Posted By alekkas
Hi. Not sure if you have seen this site -...

Hi. Not sure if you have seen this site - http://cycle-ergo.com/

The ergos between the er6n and street are pretty substantial. At least you know the 6n.

You asked about horsepower / weight...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,631
Posted By alekkas
Yeah, it is. Have personally seen a tupperware...

Yeah, it is. Have personally seen a tupperware PC800 do great in twisties. Hell, I've seen Honda GL 1800's do great in twisties.

Also have a buddy with a C14. He goes SLOW. Enjoys the hell out...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,698
Posted By alekkas
You mean you wouldn't be atgatt on this?

You mean you wouldn't be atgatt on this?
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 229,347
Posted By alekkas
well played...

well played...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 229,347
Posted By alekkas
I do too - except for the dish. Can't get past...

I do too - except for the dish. Can't get past it. Nonetheless, good for you man - and in a beautiful location!
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,631
Posted By alekkas
I don't know about that. Triumph ST and GT,...

I don't know about that. Triumph ST and GT, Ninja 1K with bags, Some Ducs I've ridden with that have factory bags (sorry, don't know the model numbers), honda vfr with factory bags. Another score...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,124
Posted By alekkas
Preloading the shifter from 1st to 2nd really...

Preloading the shifter from 1st to 2nd really smoothed out my C10. Everything else was smooth before that. Should help with yours.

Current honda 919 is probably the smoothest shifting bike I've...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,183
Posted By alekkas
Funny you say that- made me realize - Triumph has...

Funny you say that- made me realize - Triumph has chain for so many touring bikes - ST and GT - but shaft for the Tiger. Hmmm...

Regardless, loving that versys 1000!


I have loved looking...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,183
Posted By alekkas
So the older I get, the more I appreciate...

So the older I get, the more I appreciate suspension. If the versys 1000 is done right, along with that awesome motor - I'm gonna be looking at them for years until I can afford a used one.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,522
Posted By alekkas
Fair question. When I look at the what bike do...

Fair question. When I look at the what bike do I want today thread, I view it as that. Dreaming the dream. A bike I may someday actually get.

My thought putting up the eliminator is that...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 314,244
Posted By alekkas
Depends on one thing in my world - touring or...

Depends on one thing in my world - touring or sport?

If I was just touring and the wear marks aren't there yet, I would do it. Cause really, 1,200 miles is 600 away from home. Now, going out to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,522
Posted By alekkas
Which Guilty Pleasure bike are you fooling yourself over today?

Man, there are SO many. Not a dream bike, just a bike you would love to add to the stable for any reason other than logic. If you could "have a garage full" kinda bike.

But, you know you never...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,863
Posted By alekkas
I had a minute like that last week, then my...

I had a minute like that last week, then my shoulder started hurting again from my recent get off....
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,863
Posted By alekkas
The NT looked the part but wasn't invigorating. ...

The NT looked the part but wasn't invigorating. The modern CX 500 so to speak.

It is the internet and we all make our own choices. Don't know why, but I keep getting drawn to this thread. So...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,863
Posted By alekkas
It's cool you're looking and you have a plan. ...

It's cool you're looking and you have a plan. Here is a little something that may apply to you. I'm 49 - old. My last 3 bikes have been Roadking, concours, and concours. I tour every summer from...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 49,364
Posted By alekkas
Yes it is. I like it a lot. Don't feel it...

Yes it is. I like it a lot. Don't feel it spoils the lines of the bike at all. Keeps wind off my chest - like just below collar bone level - no buffeting, just full smooth air on my helmet. But...
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