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by Gatineau_Guy
Sat May 10, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Sportster
Replies: 11
Views: 3036

Re: Sportster

I am getting into riding again, and i am dead set on getting a xl1200n sportster nightster. I am 6'1'' and weigh about 300lbs and everyone i talk to tells me a sportster is too small. please give me your opinon. My wife's bike is an 07 883 Custom. I enjoy riding it and I am 6'2" and around 190. The...
by Gatineau_Guy
Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: "Copper Top" 105th HD Sporty...
Replies: 15
Views: 4710

DustyJacket wrote:I like it
Ditto
by Gatineau_Guy
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The HD Sportster
Replies: 11
Views: 2502

Re: The HD Sportster

Ive been pondering buying a new bike next season, something in the $5-7k range. I havent considered an HD before but I must admit for $6595 the sportster 883 has some pretty nice features. (Belt drive, fuel injection, self adjusting valves, etc.) But ive heard people say that the sportster is top h...
by Gatineau_Guy
Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Opinions on Bonneville / Sportster
Replies: 24
Views: 16370

Re: Opinions on Bonneville / Sportster

(I did search , could not find definitive Opinions on the Bonneville America) Hello , I'm looking to buy a small cruiser and need some advice , the two bikes I'm digging are 07 Sportster 883L & Triumph Bonneville America , anyone have any opinions on how these two bikes compare to each other or alt...
by Gatineau_Guy
Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2007 Harley Fat Boy
Replies: 5
Views: 4621

Every Man & his Dog has a Fatboy...why join the Herd? (OK, I know you like it, fair enough) In reality though, the Road king is the best 'all round' H-D. A Far superior ride than any Softail. I had 2 Softails in my day & I'd never go back. Having said that, I also test rode an 07 Fatty & it was ver...
by Gatineau_Guy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Picture/Video of the Day
Replies: 114
Views: 51474

I went for a ride to Mt. Tremblant with some friends on Saturday. Nothing to fancy about the shot but I like it.


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by Gatineau_Guy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2007 Harley Fat Boy
Replies: 5
Views: 4621

Yep, that will be a tough decision trying to decide between the two. Of course, you know what MY preference would be... :wink: :) The lack of foot room on the heel-toe shifter side is a common complaint. There is an aftermarket fix available that replaces the rear shift lever with a longer one. Som...
by Gatineau_Guy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2007 Harley Fat Boy
Replies: 5
Views: 4621

2007 Harley Fat Boy

I was able to go the Harley Ride days at the dealership here in Gatineau yesterday. I only had time for 1 ride so I had narrowed it down to the Street Bob or the Fat Boy (both are bikes that appeal to me in terms of looks - I've actually wanted a Fat Boy since I was 16.). The Fat Boy was available w...
by Gatineau_Guy
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Dual Purpose Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 3983

I took a BMW F650 X Country for a demo ride a while bike. It is fairly light and gives the impression of being off-road capable. It does handle well on the highway and in town. We never did any trail riding on the demo though. It would be a little more pricey than the DRZ400SM. You can also get a su...
by Gatineau_Guy
Thu May 31, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Anyone been to a "demo ride?"
Replies: 19
Views: 4113

I've been to a few recently (Victory and BMW - Harley is in two weeks). The demo rides are usually, from my experience, about 30-40 minutes long in a variety of settings (in town, secondary highway, freeway). They have a set route that the group of bikes follows. There is usually one or two of each ...
by Gatineau_Guy
Tue May 29, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2007 Sportster 883 Custom
Replies: 6
Views: 5139

Finally got around to taking some pictures. I just finished cleaning the bike. We went for a ride late one night and ended going through some fog which made the bike quite dirty. Here she is all nice and shiny: http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/5567/dscn1737ag2.jpg http://img409.imageshack.us/img40...
by Gatineau_Guy
Tue May 29, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: BMW Test Rides - F800ST and F650 X Country
Replies: 0
Views: 4081

BMW Test Rides - F800ST and F650 X Country

Yesterday I was able to avoid work for a couple of hours and go and test drive a couple of BMW bikes, the F800ST and the F650 X-Country. Once again here are my impressions of the bikes (I know everyone has been anticipating my review :laughing: ). F800ST General Impressions After my brief ride on th...
by Gatineau_Guy
Fri May 25, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2007 Sportster 883 Custom
Replies: 6
Views: 5139

I was wrong about the Vegas and the sporty having similar set ups. The sporty has a single disk with dual piston caliper in the front and a single piston caliper in the rear. :oops:
by Gatineau_Guy
Fri May 25, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2007 Sportster 883 Custom
Replies: 6
Views: 5139

Re: 2007 Sportster 883 Custom

Well, we have had my wife's bike for a couple of weeks now and she really loves it. I want to ride it a little more before offering up any sort of "official" review but in general I am very pleased. It has satisfactory power, the forward controls are very comfortable once you get used to them and i...
by Gatineau_Guy
Wed May 23, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Victory Test Rides - Vegas and Hammer S
Replies: 1
Views: 3136

Victory Test Rides - Vegas and Hammer S

Yesterday I had the opportunity to take a couple of Victory bikes out for a test ride. I went for a ride on the 2007 Victory Vegas and the 2007 Victory Hammer S. Here are my impressions, after about 30-40 minutes on each bike in a variety of settings (highway, secondary highway and in-town). General...
by Gatineau_Guy
Tue May 15, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2007 Sportster 883 Custom
Replies: 6
Views: 5139

2007 Sportster 883 Custom

Well, we have had my wife's bike for a couple of weeks now and she really loves it. I want to ride it a little more before offering up any sort of "official" review but in general I am very pleased. It has satisfactory power, the forward controls are very comfortable once you get used to them and it...
by Gatineau_Guy
Tue May 15, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Harleys?????
Replies: 16
Views: 10010

Re: Harleys?????

CentralOzzy wrote:
mbrudolph wrote: Any constructive thoughts or comments on the topic?
How about this one.....Stop complaining & go buy that Japanese Scooter you've always wanted.

Hey BTW....you wouldn't be an Accountant or a Lawyer would you? :P
GASP!!

That's not nice!

:laughing:
by Gatineau_Guy
Fri May 11, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: High_Sides F800S experience
Replies: 11
Views: 15180

Re: High_Sides F800S experience

I finally got to take out the Beemer F800S today. I ducked outta work for a couple of hours to take the test ride on the 800S and the 800ST only to find out that they "lost" my reservation for the ST...... The 800S turned out to be a decent ride with good bottom end power for an 800 twin, a comfy s...
by Gatineau_Guy
Thu May 03, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: center of gravity on a harley
Replies: 20
Views: 7056

Re: center of gravity on a harley

Some guy told me not to own a harley because the center of gravity is not where it should be, which makes it more dangerous to ride than any other bike over 35mph...is this true? I've never heard it before and I can't find anything on the internet to support his theory. My wife and I just bought an...
by Gatineau_Guy
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: 2003 Ducati Monster 620
Replies: 0
Views: 3207

2003 Ducati Monster 620

I have had my bike for a while (two years), a yellow 2003 Ducati Monster 620, so I thought what the heck, why not attempt to write a review? So here we go. Power The power is satisfactory. Based on my experience with the Monster 620 I would say the 620 is a good beginner bike. The bike is powered by...