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by CYLax
Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Bike dealers and gear shops in the Twin Cities?
Replies: 0
Views: 1042

Bike dealers and gear shops in the Twin Cities?

I'm going to be up in the twin cities the later part of this week. Can some of the Minnesota riders recommend a couple good bike shops to check out? I'm not after anything specific, just want to do some window shopping for bikes and gear in my spare time.

Thanks!
by CYLax
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: triumph 675
Replies: 19
Views: 5163

Because, all you have to do is make eash piston 120 degrees around the crankshaft. So, when one is all the way up, and two half way (if I'm picturing this right).
You've got it pictured right.

I own a 955i and have ridden a 675, both have quite a smooth ride and a very unique sound.
by CYLax
Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: good old midwest
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

91 today in Iowa. I love it!
by CYLax
Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Safety Survey! Please Respond!
Replies: 44
Views: 27400

1> How many years have you been riding? About 5 years 2> What is your age range? a. under 18 b. 18 - 29 3> Does your state require that all age motorcyclists wear a helmet? What state is this? No, Iowa 4> Do you wear a helmet: a. All of the time b. Almost all of the time c. Some of the time d. None ...
by CYLax
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What can I say.....
Replies: 30
Views: 12695

:roll:
by CYLax
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Finally my long awaited and much mulled over decision
Replies: 6
Views: 3186

The truth is I am short so the buell feels better but the triple has alot more power which I really do not need and .The xb12ss was a leftover and $700 cheaperthan the guy at triumph would go so the chioce was pretty simple in hind sight it did however take me only 9 months to make. I appear to hav...
by CYLax
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Finally my long awaited and much mulled over decision
Replies: 6
Views: 3186

Congrats on the new bike! When I bought my Daytona, I had to wait 3 days to pick her up because of the weather. It was pure torture; but well worth the wait.

Just curious, why'd you go with the Buell over the Triumph?
by CYLax
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Motorcyclists other hobbies?
Replies: 79
Views: 19676

In no particular order...

- Mountain bike
- Golf
- Lacrosse (coach and play)
- Ski (tele and alpine)
- Work (I love my job)
- Basketball
- Hunt
- Tinker (I'm a bit of a wrench head...when I have time)
by CYLax
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Riders 25 and under
Replies: 35
Views: 9451

I'm 24 and I pay ~$600/yr for my 955 Daytona, full coverage...but I have a multi-policy discount and perfect driving record.
by CYLax
Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Riding Seasons...
Replies: 26
Views: 5789

The bikes goes away in mid-October...and a few weeks later the skis come out :kicking:

I usually get the bike back out in late March or early April. The weather is fickle in the midwest.
by CYLax
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Just wondering about average age and careers of you riders
Replies: 210
Views: 56667

25; I'm a Business Analyst and Project Manager...I can wheelie and I do occasionally...but it's only when I accelerate too fast. I like my bones, skin, and bike too much for stunts
by CYLax
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Iowa
Replies: 4
Views: 6035

Northwest Iowa..Where you located Cylax?
I live in Ames and work out of Clear Lake
by CYLax
Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: how many helmets do you own?
Replies: 35
Views: 9649

I've got 2 full face helmets: An HJC CL-SP I bought a while back...and my new Arai RX-7 Corsair I picked up a few weeks ago at 60% off :D So now the GF gets to wear the HJC. Now if you want to know the total helmet count...let's see: 4 Lacrosse helmets 2 Ski helmets 2 MTB helmets I think that covers...
by CYLax
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Artsy Bike Pics
Replies: 175
Views: 55914

Not sure if these qualify as 'artsy'...but I really like 'em

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by CYLax
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Funny (but sadly true) video about Arai
Replies: 16
Views: 4601

It wasn't that I was like disgruntled or anything, more that it was hilarious the way the price wasn't justified (for me at least) so this video fits my feelings. I couldn't be happier with my HJC, but to each his own. Definately agree with the "to each his own comment." I have and HJC and an Arai....
by CYLax
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Funny (but sadly true) video about Arai
Replies: 16
Views: 4601

:lol:

That video was great. I actually have an Arai helmet...but only because I picked it up at 50% off.

Having ridden with several brands, I do feel Arai is a superior brand, but so are Shoei, AGV, and Suomy. So I guess it's all personal preference and how much you're willing to spend.
by CYLax
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Your cc poll of your main bike
Replies: 23
Views: 6429

955 Triple
by CYLax
Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: The Funny Farm
Topic: a funny...
Replies: 121
Views: 87313

:laughing:
by CYLax
Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Advice requested: I'm searching for a waterproof backpack.
Replies: 11
Views: 2954

Get a good skiing/snowboarding backpack.
+1

I use a Dakine Vertex pack as a brief case for commuting to and from work. It's kept my laptop dry is some decent rain storms. I use the same pack for 2 day backcountry trips in the winter...
by CYLax
Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: TMW event - region poll (US and Canada) * developing poll *
Replies: 70
Views: 30697

Iowa! Don't forget Iowa!