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Old 07-25-10, 09:59 PM   #1326
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Biking last week on vacation up north, saw one of these...had to turn around for a closer look.
'09 FZ6 2,000 miles...$4,600...good thing I didn't have the checkbook handy.
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Old 07-27-10, 08:21 AM   #1327
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Biking last week on vacation up north, saw one of these...had to turn around for a closer look.
'09 FZ6 2,000 miles...$4,600...good thing I didn't have the checkbook handy.
Those Yami FZ's are hot bikes. I want one. But I want the one liter version so I can kill myself a little faster.
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Old 07-27-10, 10:40 AM   #1328
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2 of the 5 motorcycles I own. Certainly the 2 nicest.




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Old 07-27-10, 07:21 PM   #1329
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Three hours twenty four minutes. That's how much time elapsed between my classified ad for my Vance & Hines exhaust going up, and it being deleted, as I had cash in hand.
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Old 07-27-10, 09:47 PM   #1330
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Those Yami FZ's are hot bikes. I want one. But I want the one liter version so I can kill myself a little faster.
I have an FZ6. Great for commuting but I was definitely ready for an upgrade after less than a year. R6 is next I think. Last year they changed the body style on the FZs for the worse imo.
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Old 08-10-10, 09:16 AM   #1331
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Went to Rockerbox this weekend. Good stuff. It's an annual bike show in Milwaukee that started sort of as the anti-Harleyfest. (I think the first one was the year of the 100th anniversary.) There were about 30 or so bikes, and it took up one block in front of the Fuel Cafe.

It has certainly grown - this year it was several blocks long and PACKED with bikes, all makes and models, everyone was welcome. There was even a large contingent of scooters. Lots of really well done restorations, and lots of crap, but that's the fun of the event.

We almost bought a box of parts that was at one point a '70s CB550 for $300 that was on craigslist but someone snuck in and bought it first. There were some gorgeous rebuilds of that era of Hondas at the event and I was both sad an happy we didn't get it. Happy mostly because the Mr. doesn't have the time or money right now to work on it, and we already have two project cars he needs to work on.

We didn't take the '67 Benelli as there wasn't time to get it cleaned up, and the Mr. needs to rebuild the motor since it smokes more from under the seat than it does out the exhaust. Plus we haven't gotten registration for it. Next year.

Instead we rode the street legal bikes, the 600RR and the DRZ. We're both in unanimous, enthusiastic agreement that the 600 sucks for city riding, and the DRZ is the way to go. I think we're going to have a fight on our hands whenever we want to go out for a ride together.

For all the "little bikes are intolerable to those who ride liter bikes" naysayers, you don't know what you're missing. Seriously. Little bikes are a HOOT! My husband, who raced a GSXR 1000 probably rode it closer to its limits (although certainly not completely, because there are very few people with the skill to get even close, and while he's a good rider, he's no Rossi) than most people ever will, while on the ride pointed at the DRZ, and then pointed to his heart. He LOVES the little bikes.
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Old 08-10-10, 10:52 AM   #1332
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Went to Rockerbox this weekend. Good stuff. It's an annual bike show in Milwaukee that started sort of as the anti-Harleyfest. (I think the first one was the year of the 100th anniversary.) There were about 30 or so bikes, and it took up one block in front of the Fuel Cafe.

It has certainly grown - this year it was several blocks long and PACKED with bikes, all makes and models, everyone was welcome. There was even a large contingent of scooters. Lots of really well done restorations, and lots of crap, but that's the fun of the event.

We almost bought a box of parts that was at one point a '70s CB550 for $300 that was on craigslist but someone snuck in and bought it first. There were some gorgeous rebuilds of that era of Hondas at the event and I was both sad an happy we didn't get it. Happy mostly because the Mr. doesn't have the time or money right now to work on it, and we already have two project cars he needs to work on.

We didn't take the '67 Benelli as there wasn't time to get it cleaned up, and the Mr. needs to rebuild the motor since it smokes more from under the seat than it does out the exhaust. Plus we haven't gotten registration for it. Next year.

Instead we rode the street legal bikes, the 600RR and the DRZ. We're both in unanimous, enthusiastic agreement that the 600 sucks for city riding, and the DRZ is the way to go. I think we're going to have a fight on our hands whenever we want to go out for a ride together.

For all the "little bikes are intolerable to those who ride liter bikes" naysayers, you don't know what you're missing. Seriously. Little bikes are a HOOT! My husband, who raced a GSXR 1000 probably rode it closer to its limits (although certainly not completely, because there are very few people with the skill to get even close, and while he's a good rider, he's no Rossi) than most people ever will, while on the ride pointed at the DRZ, and then pointed to his heart. He LOVES the little bikes.
Rockerbox was started as an alternative to Harley's 100th anniversary celebration by the riders who didn't leave town, and has grown more popular every year since then. It's kind of unusual to see a motorcycle event in Milwaukee that people actually ride to, and that's part of it's popularity.
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Old 08-11-10, 01:46 PM   #1333
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I dunno, people ride for the Frozen Snot ride - and that's in winter, lots of riders to various places in town for TWT, although that's the same core group of people. Lots of people ride in for the H-D events (although there are also lots of trailer queens) and the old Buell Homecomings... always lots of groups riding to Elkhart for AMA and AHRMA. Maybe I'm missing the events that people trailer/drive to? I always thought the appeal was the collection of rare/unusual/uncommon bikes and custom/restoration bikes. The swap meet part was always underwhelming but the bike show was the highlight.

I went to the first couple Rockerboxes, skipped a couple, I think my last one was 2 or 3 years ago, but it was raining... when it was combined with Center Street Daze. This year was HUGE in comparison... which was awesome.
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Old 08-11-10, 02:56 PM   #1334
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I dunno, people ride for the Frozen Snot ride - and that's in winter, lots of riders to various places in town for TWT, although that's the same core group of people. Lots of people ride in for the H-D events (although there are also lots of trailer queens) and the old Buell Homecomings... always lots of groups riding to Elkhart for AMA and AHRMA. Maybe I'm missing the events that people trailer/drive to? I always thought the appeal was the collection of rare/unusual/uncommon bikes and custom/restoration bikes. The swap meet part was always underwhelming but the bike show was the highlight.

I went to the first couple Rockerboxes, skipped a couple, I think my last one was 2 or 3 years ago, but it was raining... when it was combined with Center Street Daze. This year was HUGE in comparison... which was awesome.
Rockrebox, Two Wheel Tuesday and the Frozen Snot ride are all the same basic group of folks (Milvinmoto). While they don't ride as much as the Chicago group, they tend to ride a lot more than the average Harley rider and don't consider taking the bike off the trailer to ride the last 20 miles to be riding. Get far enough away from Milwaukee during one of the big HD events and you'll see the trailers.
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Old 08-28-10, 09:11 PM   #1335
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Engine light on my Daytona came on today, after a nice 100 miler in a twisties. I hope it won't be $$$.
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Old 08-28-10, 10:40 PM   #1336
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Old 08-29-10, 05:18 PM   #1337
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In the motorcycle vs bicycle chess match year, it's no contest. I should sell the scoot...only had it out twice.
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Old 09-01-10, 11:50 PM   #1338
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A nice ride with a friend after work. By the time it went from GoPro HD --> Squared5 --> CS3 Premier Pro -->Youtube quality became really crappy. Anyone know a better way? It was originally very nice HD quality.
[video=youtube;G2-z2AIPdRo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2-z2AIPdRo[/video]

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Old 09-03-10, 06:12 PM   #1339
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More like a cross between a crotch rocket, a barco lounger, and an all weather fighter.




In other words, the perfect motorcycle.

Let's see you do 50mph on a gravel road .

"Perfect" is subjective. I'll never own one, or any sport tourer for that matter.
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Old 09-03-10, 06:15 PM   #1340
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Let's see you do 50mph on a gravel road
I only do that on my bicycle, and never intentionally.
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I'll never own one, or any sport tourer for that matter.
Your loss, not mine.
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Well, I shouldn't say never. And if I did, an ST would be it.

But I grew up on dirtbikes. Old habits die hard.
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Old 09-03-10, 06:54 PM   #1343
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Old habits die hard.
Motorcyclists however, die easy.

Besides by the time you're ready for an ST, it will be discontinued. A successor to the ST will probably be out within two years and based on the recently introduced Honda VFR.
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Old 09-04-10, 07:44 AM   #1344
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Let's see you do 50mph on a gravel road .

"Perfect" is subjective. I'll never own one, or any sport tourer for that matter.
Is 40MPH close enough? Before they finished a road near my work, it was gravel for maybe 200 yards. I used to hit that at around 40, and not let off the gas until I got to the other end. No troubles with my Goldwing or Boulevard. Now I'm looking for one of those 200cc Yamaha dual sports with the fat tires, so I can ride to work when it snows.
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Let's see you do 50mph on a gravel road .

"Perfect" is subjective. I'll never own one, or any sport tourer for that matter.
I haven't looked back since getting my dual sport.
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OK, let's re-phrase: for riding your motorcycle on the tarmac, in a wide ranging variety of weather and road conditions, it's hard to beat a sport tourer. The all-weather fighter aspect of my bike is kind of hard to beat (I've ridden it quite comfortably in amazingly hard rain, day and night), largely thanks to the fairing with the adjustable windscreen and the ABS brakes. It's kind of like a Swiss Army Knife kind of bike, it handles everything well. Are there sportier bikes? Of course. Are there more comfortable bikes? Somewhat (i.e. a Goldwing, full bore HD Touring rig) perhaps, but you'd give up a lot of responsiveness and handling. I like mine, and I'm intrigued by the sport tourers I haven't ridden (like the FJR, the Coucours and the BMWs out there).
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OK, let's re-phrase: for riding your motorcycle on the tarmac, in a wide ranging variety of weather and road conditions, it's hard to beat a sport tourer. The all-weather fighter aspect of my bike is kind of hard to beat (I've ridden it quite comfortably in amazingly hard rain, day and night), largely thanks to the fairing with the adjustable windscreen and the ABS brakes. It's kind of like a Swiss Army Knife kind of bike, it handles everything well. Are there sportier bikes? Of course. Are there more comfortable bikes? Somewhat (i.e. a Goldwing, full bore HD Touring rig) perhaps, but you'd give up a lot of responsiveness and handling. I like mine, and I'm intrigued by the sport tourers I haven't ridden (like the FJR, the Coucours and the BMWs out there).
You haven't ridden a GL1800 or a touring Harley.
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ST is the best bike I've ever ridden (except for the seat). Been through the dirt bikes and cruisers. Hard to beat the overall usefulness of a sport tourer.
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You haven't ridden a GL1800 or a touring Harley.
Harleys are incredibly stupid (to me) in this respect: they are essentially bikes based on a design from the 40's, all for style's sake. Hey, whatever floats your boat. I have nothing but respect for what Harley has done for motorcycling in this country, it's all good.

Goldwings are too big and heavy for me, and I don't like the windscreen that won't go down. But they're basically the ultimate touring bike. Harleys. God save us.

Nothing rocks harder than the fact that CA is about to pass a law to prohibit those dbaggery obnoxious aftermarket pipes on motorcycles. Let's see if Arnold (who rides bikes like that in his spare time) actually signs the law. That should be interesting.
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I used to see Arnold and Francis Ford Coppola on their hideous softails at the Rock Store off Mulholland. Green/tan and purple/tan. Nasty. I have no complaints about the performance of my Sportster - I made it home in eight minutes today. And while I wouldn't normally do 60+ in a residential, the the cop that was waiting at my house totally overlooked that and merely told me that my wife was going to be ok. When you get to the end of your street, and see a firetruck and ambulance in front of your house, the speed limit is the last thing on your mind.
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