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by Gummiente
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #352: 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 - Coolness Factor = 71.4%
Replies: 13
Views: 2704

Re: #352: 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 - VOTE TODAY

Hell to the no. Fail. So many styling miscues that I don't know where to begin. The radiator looks like an oversized afterthought from the parts bin, the gas tank protrusions resemble Ron Perlman's hacked off horns from the Hellboy movie, the exhaust header looks like intestines spilling out from an...
by Gummiente
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Gummiente's Blog!
Replies: 341
Views: 123078

Re: Gummiente's Blog!

Finally rode Zero home today. There was a delay due to a registration glitch that was finally resolved yesterday and the bike is now in my name, with a new Veteran plate that I installed this morning. Decided not to store it at the shop over the winter, as I already have my Road Glide there and with...
by Gummiente
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - Coolness Factor = 30.6%
Replies: 13
Views: 2431

Re: #348: 2018 Yamaha NIKEN - VOTE NOW

ceemes wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:14 am
Drag it out on too the street, beat it with a club, stone it with rock and then burn it with fire until it is nothing more then a bad memory and a melted pool of metal and plastic.......
What he said.
by Gummiente
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Gummiente's Blog!
Replies: 341
Views: 123078

Re: Gummiente's Blog!

blues2cruise wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:18 pm
I like "Zero."
Named after the character in the 2003 movie "Crime Spree".
by Gummiente
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Gummiente's Blog!
Replies: 341
Views: 123078

Re: Gummiente's Blog!

A shot of my two rides together...
by Gummiente
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Gummiente's Blog!
Replies: 341
Views: 123078

Re: Gummiente's Blog!

Well, dammit. Thanks to Photobucket getting all greedy, all the pics in my blog are gone because I refused to pay their ransom to keep them online. Peckerheads. Anyway, working in a dealership has proven to be hazardous to my bank account once again. We got a mint 2002 HD Heritage Softail in on trad...
by Gummiente
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #347: 2018 Zero SR - Coolness Factor = 64.3%
Replies: 14
Views: 2997

Re: #347: 2018 Zero SR - VOTE NOW

I went with "Awesome". Like it or not and all pro/con arguments aside, this IS the future. Electric vehicles have come a long way and are no longer viewed as expensive, awkward, limited use oddities. I got absolutely smoked by a Tesla the other night at a stop light, the light turned green and he wa...
by Gummiente
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #332-341: TWO WEEK 2018 9 Bike Super Cruiser Comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 3581

Re: TWO WEEK #332-341: 2018 9 Bike Super Cruiser Comparison - VOTE TODAY

The Guzzi, because I've always had a soft spot for them.
The Indian, because it would be my eye candy ride.
The Vulcan because it is a tried and true platform without a lot of unecessary gimmicks.
by Gummiente
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: Death of the HD Dyna
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Death of the HD Dyna

Harley unveiled their 2018 lineup yesterday, and while there really wasn't anything new besides colours and M8 motors in the Softail family, the shocker was the elimination of the entire Dyna lineup. The Low Rider and Street Bob names still exist, but have now been tacked onto Softail variants. I've...
by Gummiente
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The Blog of Blues
Replies: 1486
Views: 283620

Re: The Blog of Blues

Blue's Mobile Home Repair/House Sitting Service. You may have just found yourself a niche market, girl. :)
by Gummiente
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #330: 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod - Coolness Factor = 64.6%
Replies: 9
Views: 2073

Re: THIS WEEK #330: 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod - VOTE TODAY

So I was riding home from work today when all of a sudden the sky turned electric green and I saw a unicorn flying high above and farting rainbows. When I got home and logged in to TMW, it all made sense. Ceemes caused a disturbance in the space-time continuum, is all. As for the Street Rod... uncoo...
by Gummiente
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #329: 2018 Yamaha Star Venture - Coolness Factor = 76.5%
Replies: 14
Views: 2498

Re: THIS WEEK #329: 2018 Yamaha Star Venture - VOTE TODAY

Not a Fail though, unlike a lot of these huge touring rigs this one is actually fairly attractive. Exactly the reason why I wanted to like it. Except for the oversized air scoops below the fairing (likely because of the oversized air cooled motor) this is one of the most eye catching designs I've s...
by Gummiente
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #329: 2018 Yamaha Star Venture - Coolness Factor = 76.5%
Replies: 14
Views: 2498

Re: THIS WEEK #329: 2018 Yamaha Star Venture - VOTE TODAY

Uncool. I wanted to like this bike, I really did. However, the more I read the less impressed I became. Yes, it has a fixed fairing and top opening hardbags, which are must haves IMO for big touring rigs, but that's about all I can find for positive notes. As for the negative... Let's start with the...
by Gummiente
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Tire maintainance
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: Tire maintainance

Nothing wrong with using nitrogen. You are correct in that the pressure will remain stable, as there is no moisture content in the gas so it is not affected by ambient temperature changes. The only issue is that if they do require topping up, you can only use nitrogen... and that's hard to come by i...
by Gummiente
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - Coolness Factor = 42.4%
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

markdcoco wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:56 am
Ok, let's see here... V-Twin type touring bike, check. Disparaging comments by the usual suspects, check. Yep, looks like another normal week in store for the TMW Cool Wall. :)
Gee Boss... don't make us blush :roll:
No offense intended, was just sayin'.
by Gummiente
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - Coolness Factor = 42.4%
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

If you've got one of these things, more power to you! Different strokes and all that. But I have to admit, I do wonder what is the point at which a motorcycle gets so big as to be pointless. If you want touch screens, that much wind protection, infotainment, premium audio, armrests, lots of luggage...
by Gummiente
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - Coolness Factor = 42.4%
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

Ok, let's see here... V-Twin type touring bike, check. Disparaging comments by the usual suspects, check. Yep, looks like another normal week in store for the TMW Cool Wall. :) This one gets a "cool" vote from me, but with a few negative points built in. While I do like the styling, I still can't ge...
by Gummiente
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #326: 2017 Cleveland CycleWerks Ace Scrambler - Coolness Factor = 56.3%
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: THIS WEEK: 2017 Cleveland CycleWerks Ace Scrambler - VOTE TODAY

How long do you figure is will be until their hordes of drooling, knuckle dragging rabid fanboys infest us with their presence? Well, first they have to join the forum and then make a post about this... which may or may not see the light of day once it has been viewed by any of the Mods here. :wink...
by Gummiente
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #326: 2017 Cleveland CycleWerks Ace Scrambler - Coolness Factor = 56.3%
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: THIS WEEK: 2017 Cleveland CycleWerks Ace Scrambler - VOTE TODAY

If anyone felt the earth move this morning, it's because I agreed with ceemes. This bike gets a "fail" vote from me, largely based on the far less than stellar reputation of the brand when it comes to reliability, build quality and factory support. The internet is full of stories from dissatisfied c...
by Gummiente
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #326: 2017 Cleveland CycleWerks Ace Scrambler - Coolness Factor = 56.3%
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: THIS WEEK: 2017 Cleveland CycleWerks Ace Scrambler - VOTE TODAY

Don't hold back, ceemes, let us know how you really feel. :D