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Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-18-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By MikeB
That's utter nonsense. Just a quick glance at any...

That's utter nonsense. Just a quick glance at any listing of bike specs will tell you that manufacturers have been increasing power output regularly year after year in the same models and...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-18-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By MikeB
I put cheapass bags and topbox on the Vulcan. I...

I put cheapass bags and topbox on the Vulcan. I have had more expensive GIVI luggage on other bikes and while the quality is superior the important thing is that they all hold stuff inside. And with...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By MikeB
Don't be an idiot, TAKE IT. Yes, it's a monster...

Don't be an idiot, TAKE IT. Yes, it's a monster but that V-4 is one of the best motorcycle engines ever made.

And speaking as a dad I'd be a little hurt if my kid rejected a nice gift like...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,241
Posted By MikeB
You know what, Dave? Of the three cruisers I have...

You know what, Dave? Of the three cruisers I have owned over the years the 1100 Shadow Spirit was my clear favorite. It was compact enough to be easy to handle in tight quarters, comfortable enough...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By MikeB
Coming soon to a motorcycle near you....

Nissan's new 400 bhp engine fits in carry-on luggage (http://www.gizmag.com/nissan-zeod-rc-engine/30611/)

The purchase price of any bike using it will, of course, include title to a burial...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-16-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,241
Posted By MikeB
Regular readers here have heard me say repeatedly...

Regular readers here have heard me say repeatedly that I think my Suzuki Wee-Strom 650 is the closest thing to a perfect bike I have ever owned (out of probably 20 total). When I had an '07 model I...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-15-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,116
Posted By MikeB
Apparently I am not fluent enough in Floridese. I...

Apparently I am not fluent enough in Floridese. I have never heard a roller coaster described as "hilly" in my native dialect. But hey, if Florida can be called hilly I suppose a roller coaster can...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-15-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,116
Posted By MikeB
I assume you were laughing as you typed that....

I assume you were laughing as you typed that. Since the highest point in FL is 345 ft above seal level you either meant it to be humorous or you have a very strange definition of "hilly." Maybe you...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,116
Posted By MikeB
Interesting. I always wonder why anyone would...

Interesting. I always wonder why anyone would want to ride in the heat, humidity and boring flatland scenery of FL (the Keys excepted). If I lived there I wouldn't even own a motorcycle. To each his...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By MikeB
Couple of times, once in the rain. OK ride, but...

Couple of times, once in the rain. OK ride, but nothing special IMHO. Nice area, though, and the Cherohala Skyway offers much better scenery.

You want an extreme road, try the Bristlecone Pine...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By MikeB
And tell the judge that you bought a motorcycle...

And tell the judge that you bought a motorcycle from someone that you knew didn't even legally own it?

No! It can be construed as stolen property, and if the buyer KNOWS the seller doesn't own it...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-14-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By MikeB
I would not try to part out a bike which belongs...

I would not try to part out a bike which belongs to someone else lest you find yourself Googling your own name on the police log. I would take it back to the seller immediately and try to get your...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By MikeB
Yes, I like. This class of motorcycle -- usually...

Yes, I like. This class of motorcycle -- usually called "adventure tourer" -- is the Swiss Army Knife of bikes. Like my bike and its bigger brother the 1000cc V-Strom they fill every niche except...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-13-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By MikeB
While I'm not too crazy about some of the new...

While I'm not too crazy about some of the new trends in motorcycle design I am pleased to see that manufacturers are at least trying new things instead of mindlessly aping Harley's ancient model ad...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-12-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By MikeB
LadyBurg said: Welcome to the interwebs...

LadyBurg said:

Welcome to the interwebs where lack of knowledge or experience is no bar to having "expert" opinions.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 801
Posted By MikeB
1. Don't do it. 2. If you do, the front tire...

1. Don't do it.
2. If you do, the front tire MUST have a chain, the rear less so. If you put a chain on the rear for traction and none on the front where stopping and steering is done you will have...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-11-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,538
Posted By MikeB
Excellent, Bugler. I stand corrected on the...

Excellent, Bugler. I stand corrected on the context, but feel vindicated that Franklin was not speaking of individual liberties in the way the quote is often misapplied these days. They had more...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-11-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,538
Posted By MikeB
Actually more often attributed to Franklin, and...

Actually more often attributed to Franklin, and possible even apocryphal. No matter who said it (or didn't say it) the reference is specifically to British occupation of the American colonies, not...
Forum: Technical Discussion 11-04-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,272
Posted By MikeB
Of course. Frontal area is just one of the...

Of course. Frontal area is just one of the factors that figure in the formula for total drag: frontal area X Cd x velocity squared. (plus some minor stuff with respect to air density, etc.).

Cd,...
Forum: Technical Discussion 11-04-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,272
Posted By MikeB
Originally posted by Cuc Tu: That statement...

Originally posted by Cuc Tu:

That statement would be true if you are talking about a riderless motorcycle. but then, of course, the thing would be stationary and there would be no drag at all.
...
Forum: Technical Discussion 11-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,272
Posted By MikeB
From the responses received the OP by this time...

From the responses received the OP by this time should have accepted the fact that his "anomaly" is in fact a "characteristic" of this bike. While the torque curve normally is level or trending down...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-03-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By MikeB
Nice design (just like the old T-Bag) and very...

Nice design (just like the old T-Bag) and very good price...but leather? I think I'd rather have a waterproof outside rather than a liner. I suppose you could always cover the whole thing with a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-03-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 731
Posted By MikeB
I've had several breaks. bought a motorcycle when...

I've had several breaks. bought a motorcycle when I got out of the Army in '71, rode it to Mexico and lived two years down there riding almost every day. Sold it in '73 to go overseas and didn't get...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,711
Posted By MikeB
I'll bite: US Army, 1968-71, MOS 98C20 (see my...

I'll bite: US Army, 1968-71, MOS 98C20 (see my patch at left)
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-02-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,022
Posted By MikeB
You can afford aluminum diamond plate but not a...

You can afford aluminum diamond plate but not a $2.99 can of Krylon? Or a rattle-can of Rustoleum if you go high shelf.
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