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Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,304
Posted By Kikemon
Local dealer said test rides of the RS were...

Local dealer said test rides of the RS were unlikely to happen. They expect that the bike will sell well and all bikes they get will immediately go out to buyers.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,100
Posted By Kikemon
I have owned 3 CB400Fs and love them. As moto-Art...

I have owned 3 CB400Fs and love them. As moto-Art I think they are great bikes. They came out right as I was getting into motorcycles. A dealer once let me take one on a test ride when I was 15 and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By Kikemon
I have had both. I like both and both have lots...

I have had both. I like both and both have lots of character but are very different. My short answer is that the Triumph triple is the best all around sporty road bike engine that I have ever...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8,888
Views: 1,413,338
Posted By Kikemon
Brilliant bikes! Wish I still had mine!

Brilliant bikes! Wish I still had mine!
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 539,901
Posted By Kikemon
Really like the paint job on that Spot. Nice work.

Really like the paint job on that Spot. Nice work.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Kikemon
I alternate between bicycle and motorcycle...

I alternate between bicycle and motorcycle commuting. I have a set of Hepco-Becker racks on my MC and my Ortlieb packs will clip onto the top part of the rack frame and will latch into position. I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 539,901
Posted By Kikemon
EBC HH sintered pads work great on my '97

EBC HH sintered pads work great on my '97
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,304
Posted By Kikemon
I am a tone deaf geezer and I can tell when it is...

I am a tone deaf geezer and I can tell when it is time to shift without looking at a tachometer. I cannot imagine looking at a tachometer every time I needed to shift and I would bet that hardly any...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By Kikemon
Make sure it is in neutral, kickstand up and pull...

Make sure it is in neutral, kickstand up and pull in the clutch when you hit the start button.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7,404
Views: 3,435,050
Posted By Kikemon
I love these bikes but can't get past the seat. I...

I love these bikes but can't get past the seat. I wish they had narrower seats like the old 750 or 900 SS bevel drive bikes. The tractor seat ruins the lines from certain views.
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,785
Posted By Kikemon
I think it is interesting that both versions of...

I think it is interesting that both versions of the current Honda VFRs have conventional forks. You would think Honda would go with USD forks for marketing purposes if nothing else.

I have had a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,770
Posted By Kikemon
How cool to see these bikes out being used! The...

How cool to see these bikes out being used! The v-twin Matchless is a new one for me.

Is there a functional reason for the exhaust design on the first Norton you posted? I used to associate that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,553
Posted By Kikemon
Did the buyer know it had an oil leak? If I were...

Did the buyer know it had an oil leak? If I were the buyer, prior disclosure of that would make a huge difference in how I reacted to the gasket going on the first ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 79,380
Posted By Kikemon
Any Honda with a fairing. They need to hire...

Any Honda with a fairing. They need to hire someone from MV Agusta to teach them how to design a fairing that doesn't take an hour to put take off and on.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Kikemon
Throttle cable(s) moving freely and adjusted?...

Throttle cable(s) moving freely and adjusted? Check for something hanging them up? Choke on or stuck? Probably something easy if it was running OK before. Vis-a-vis the other problem: Try pulling the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Kikemon
Do these bikes vent through the cap or is there a...

Do these bikes vent through the cap or is there a separate overflow line that it vents through?
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 686,680
Posted By Kikemon
Retro-retro

Cool modified CB1100 on eBay right now (I am not the seller):

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv113/Kikemon_photos/_57_zps0450be32.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,110
Posted By Kikemon
I heard back from Ida at Aerostich today. The R3...

I heard back from Ida at Aerostich today. The R3 is coming out this spring. It is between the regular Roadcrafter and the Lightweight Roadcrafter. It will be made of Cordura 500 with Cordura 1000 on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kikemon
I missed it then, what is the point? I just...

I missed it then, what is the point?

I just came off of a R100GS so I know about anchors, but I did learn to appreciate a bike that is good at going slow. There's more to be said for that than...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,110
Posted By Kikemon
Roadcrafter 3???

I just got an email about an Aerostich event in Texas where they will show the new Roadcrafter 3 (R3) suit. I couldn't find anything about this on their website or elsewhere. Anyone know about this?...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kikemon
If I really had to have it I would have clicked...

If I really had to have it I would have clicked the "Buy it now" button instead of posting here. I am ok living vicariously on this one
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kikemon
Hey Desert Surfer - actually I am stoked that...

Hey Desert Surfer - actually I am stoked that this went to a fellow inmate! This bike needed a good home and it looks like it found one.

I hemmed and hawed over this bike for a while. Ultimately...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,611
Posted By Kikemon
Oh, fuck me! I gotta get rid of that thing!

Oh, fuck me! I gotta get rid of that thing!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,611
Posted By Kikemon
OK, maybe I am alone on this. I have been riding...

OK, maybe I am alone on this. I have been riding 35 years and have had very few women seem to be particularly impressed with me on a bike. I am not good looking, but am not horribly misshapen or...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7,404
Views: 3,435,050
Posted By Kikemon
Not sure why but I like it! Put a black fishtail...

Not sure why but I like it! Put a black fishtail exhaust on it like a Velocette Venom, would look very cool.
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8,888
Views: 1,413,338
Posted By Kikemon
I like these bikes and the looks are growing on...

I like these bikes and the looks are growing on me, but I still can't get around the way they are marketed. Everything I read is that they are very competent road bikes and I think most will agree...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kikemon
Talking Yes, exactly what I was looking for! If I wanted...

Yes, exactly what I was looking for! If I wanted to be talked out of it I would have posted something in the "Planning for your future, 401Ks and beyond!" forum!
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kikemon
Full disclosure: I've had 4 Honda CB400Fs, 3...

Full disclosure: I've had 4 Honda CB400Fs, 3 VFRs, 2 Tuonos and 2 900SSs over the years. Apparently I have no problem going back! :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kikemon
Not that this is a news flash or anything, but...

Not that this is a news flash or anything, but the range of opinions on Harleys is astounding!

I thought the quality control issues were behind them and their bikes were reliable if not...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kikemon
I can definitely appreciate the attraction of the...

I can definitely appreciate the attraction of the more traditional Sportsters - especially the lack of plastic (I'm on a VFR now), but the cruiser look never worked for me. Also, I do like having...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kikemon
That's the modern XR1200 with a $2000 XRCR...

That's the modern XR1200 with a $2000 XRCR conversion kit, not the old late '70s XLCR. I don't have the time/money/energy to keep a XLCR on the road and not enough room to have one as art. I wish I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kikemon
I hear you. I have never owned one and never...

I hear you. I have never owned one and never thought I would be looing at one thinking about it.
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,954
Posted By Kikemon
Stop me!

I am probably asking the wrong people, but this bike is on eBay right now and it is calling my name. I am supposed to be on a "break" and laying off buying new stuff like this. Can someone give me a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 539,901
Posted By Kikemon
Nonfango racks

Someone is selling a set of NOS Nonfango pannier racks for gen 4 VFRs on eBay. I could use a set of hard bags for my '97 and was wondering if anyone had experience with this brand - I've never heard...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,551
Posted By Kikemon
I'll echo what Dan said. I had a '95 Chesterfield...

I'll echo what Dan said. I had a '95 Chesterfield too (same bike?) as an only bike that I did everything on. If you commute on one, the long warm up sucks big time. The gearing on mine was not too...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8,888
Views: 1,413,338
Posted By Kikemon
http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv113/Kikemon_p...

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv113/Kikemon_photos/image_zps21e29dab.jpg (http://s675.photobucket.com/user/Kikemon_photos/media/image_zps21e29dab.jpg.html)

And it's actually one I own for a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4,026
Views: 463,337
Posted By Kikemon
It seems that a little effort on their part would...

It seems that a little effort on their part would save them from answering the same questions via email over and over. Sort of like showing the world that they have a pulse and are still at it. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,404
Views: 3,435,050
Posted By Kikemon
Chain?

Did they change which side they ran the chain on in those Falcones at some point in production or are people using different transmissions?
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,140
Posted By Kikemon
"Downgrading" was the best decision I've made. I ...

"Downgrading" was the best decision I've made. I have had a lot of really nice bikes over the years and have owned as many as three at a time, but I went back to school and had to economize and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,204
Posted By Kikemon
I like both the v-twins and v-and inline 4s. For...

I like both the v-twins and v-and inline 4s. For me a large v-twin is super easy to ride especially in the city because of the better low end torque. You can be lazy and not worry about shifting as...
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