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timmythecop

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  1. I guess this is what happens when you are a Fancy Pants Garage guy. (FPGG)
  2. I just insured that BMW. My bill went DOWN 1.90 per month. Flo is actually paying me to be insured.
  3. Insurance on that GS450 is 14 dollars a year.
  4. Yea, Leon, I used to have a K100RS, and I miss it, but this K75s was soo cheap, I couldn't afford not to buy it. The previous owner delivered it from Wisconsin, then just took it to The Tail of the Dragon.
  5. I still havent registered my 6th gen. But I bought a Suzuki GS450 and a BMW. They are both groovy. Discuss.
  6. I had to take off the top triple tree so every thing could go where it wanted to go, but nothing major.
  7. A little fiddly, but not hard. the right throttlemeister mount was too big to fit inside the bars. I attached it to a drill mounted in a vice and slowly ground away just enough for a friction fit. gonna need a slide hammer to get it out. total investment - under a hundred bones.
  8. as you can see here. the stock stand is almost vertical and useless in the real world.
  9. the sidestands of this era were notoriously bad. as in they would fall over. the trick is to grab one of these stands from a police bike. they came with the gigantic piece you see here.
  10. got a guy who is gonna re-upholster the seat.
  11. always wanted a tonti frame cafe. the sp is way to nice and origonal to booger. so i found this 77 850T3. I've been dying to use my Agostini solo seat for some time now.
  12. Not that I can tell. The 6th gen after Vtec feels to me exactly like a 5th gen at all revs. Here are some comparison photos between stock clip on and superbike bars. Not as much difference as I suspected going in. You can also see that they are the length of a throttlemeister wider than stock.
  13. I am pretty sure the limiting factor with the bars moved closer to the front is fouling the fairing at lock. I look to have just enough room for levers. I also think these look wider than they are because they are buck nekkid. lines are sorted. cables are prolly OK. adapting the throttlemeisters to the bars will be the real challenge.
  14. stock: Armstrong Military bike bars: Superbike bars: Gonna go with these and see what it feels like. I am very interested in how the extra leverage will affect cornering.
  15. Hello chaps. Without going into too much detail, i recently rode a 2016 BMW R1200 GS 1800 miles from New York City to new Orleans. I fell in love with the bike as everyone told me I would, and I wanted to buy one. Then, on the flight home, I remembered how ugly it was, how expensive it was and how complicated it was. I also realized that I had a perfectly good 6th gen in my garage that I had already decided to make it my long distance bike. So I started poking around and asking questions about LSL, etc. While I was looking, my hand was sorta forced as to what direction to go in, by me finding a set of mounting brackets for 75 bucks. I am not asking "what fits", or "do i have to change xyz", I am asking about preference. The bars depicted in where i am so far were just at hand, so I threw them on there. I have heard CB919 bars and the LSL low bars are groovy. I was hoping to find the superbike bars of my youth with the graceful curves, because I know that they put my hand where I like 'em, but all I seem to find are the Emgo types and those are OK, but i dont know.....If I can get this thing half as comfy as that BMW was, I will be putting a lot of miles on it this year. Please tell what you like and dont like, what worked and what was a problem. Sorry if this topic was done do death before.
  16. you did it right. I stayed retired for 8 days. from this to this
  17. these should be hitting my showroom in a month or two. If I get a test ride, I will report. (but they will be pricey) Harley Davidson LiveWire
  18. Man oh man, how I want a Pacific Coast for commuting. Ugly but in all honesty, prolly the best commuter of all time .....hell, I'm going on Craigslist to try an find one NOW
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