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General Banter / Re: Sport touring tire suggestions?
« on: May 25, 2016, 08:02:50 PM »
I would go more along the lines of....

Bridgestone T30 and if you wanted the GT version, so be it......... I have not seen anyone get more mileage or better feel going back and forth between them
Dunlop Roadsmart II

Metzeler Roadtec 01  (everybit as good slightly better than either of the above, but at $100 more cost per set....- I believe they still have their $50 rebate going on these though)

Pirelli Angel

and finally if I were to do a Michelin;
I would do the Road II long before I would spend another $80 a set on a Road IV...........Do you plan to ride in monsoon season?- if not then why waste the money
                    and if so..........buy the Metzeler, it is way better than the PR3/4
I like the Pirelli Angel GT a lot. 

But I have seen many recommendations for the Michelin Pilot Road 4 among BMW riders.

Thank you very much for the recommendations/info Derison!

Thanks Elk for your input as well!

-John

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General Banter / Re: Sport touring tire suggestions?
« on: May 25, 2016, 04:05:28 AM »
For your R1 the standard. Your interceptor because of more weight the GT. I think that tire has another ply in it.

Got it Vince.  Thanks!
-John

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General Banter / Re: Sport touring tire suggestions?
« on: May 24, 2016, 04:31:23 AM »
Meant to ask Vince, GT version or standard Pilot Road 4's?

Thanks!
-John

Michelin Pilot Road 4. The best there is. Bridgestone S23 are really good as well. And Avon Strom 3D-XM.
All 3 of these are top of the line. I have used them all. Absolutely the best in the rain and long life. And a good twisty tire as well. 5,000+ miles. 

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General Banter / Re: Sport touring tire suggestions?
« on: May 24, 2016, 04:14:32 AM »
Michelin Pilot Road 4. The best there is. Bridgestone S23 are really good as well. And Avon Strom 3D-XM.
All 3 of these are top of the line. I have used them all. Absolutely the best in the rain and long life. And a good twisty tire as well. 5,000+ miles. 

Thanks for the info Vince, I appreciate it!

-John

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General Banter / Sport touring tire suggestions?
« on: May 23, 2016, 08:30:42 PM »
Hey all,
It's almost time to replace the tires on my VFR. Not being accustomed to this class of bike, what would you suggest as replacements?

Thank you!
-John

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General Banter / Re: Picked Up An "old Man" Bike...
« on: May 16, 2016, 11:42:52 AM »
What makes it an OMB? The color or the trunk?

Both...  LOL

-John

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General Banter / Re: Picked Up An "old Man" Bike...
« on: May 12, 2016, 08:31:42 PM »
Lower body panels are very clean. How many miles on her?

33k.

-John

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General Banter / Re: Picked Up An "old Man" Bike...
« on: May 12, 2016, 07:39:16 PM »
Also have some HeliBars and side luggage being delivered tomorrow. Here are a few pics of the same luggage on someone else's bike. After that, I'm done!

-John

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General Banter / Re: Picked Up An "old Man" Bike...
« on: May 12, 2016, 07:38:20 PM »
Just recieved and installed my euro spec decals. Trying to "spice" it up just a little bit...
-John

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General Banter / Picked Up An "old Man" Bike...
« on: May 03, 2016, 08:59:16 PM »
Thought is give it a try anyways... So far I like it! It's gonna be my daily rider/wet weather bike! Well that's the plan anyways... Heated handlebar grips too!! Haha.

-John

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For Sale/Wanted to Buy / Re: Kawasaki 2012 ZX10R ABS $8500
« on: January 11, 2016, 07:55:16 PM »
Nice looking bike!  GLWS.

-John

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Bike Help / Titanium exhaust tubing, can it be expanded?
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:01:27 PM »
Hey all,
Was just wondering if anyone knows if titanium tubing(muffler inlet) can be expanded like normal exhaust pipe tubing if usin the same type of tooling/machine at the local exhaust shop?  I have a 65mm inlet on a canter that I would llke to expand 10mm to 75mm.  Anyone know if this is possible?

Thanks!
-John

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General Banter / Re: KTM RC8? Looking for input.
« on: March 18, 2014, 03:55:36 AM »
Thanks guys. I'm going to give Jon a call.

-John

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General Banter / Re: KTM RC8? Looking for input.
« on: March 15, 2014, 12:40:28 AM »
2013 was the year they got the much needed and appreciated upgrades wasn't it?

 I rode one about 8 miles on my test loop last summer and it was much nicer than I expected and it did wheelies all day long.
 they aren't terrible to work on, I have zero input on riding it for a 300 or 400 mile day though

Thanks. That's helpful information!

-John

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General Banter / KTM RC8? Looking for input.
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:52:04 PM »
Hey all,
I figured I would ask here since this is the place with the most diversity & knowledge when it comes different bikes/brands among members.  I am looking for input(positive and negative) regarding the KTM RC8. Have any of you owned/currently own one?  What do you like and dislike about the bike?  I'm thinking about picking up a new 2013 and just want to hear if there is a known reason to stay away from it.  I like the V-twin power as I had a Ducati 1098S but wanted to give something different a try.  I look forward to your input!

Thanks,
-John

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