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Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 537,109
Posted By pista
If I hadn't just bought my '05, this would be in...

If I hadn't just bought my '05, this would be in my garage next week: http://raleigh.craig...4384013930.html (http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/4384013930.html)
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 537,109
Posted By pista
Looks like it also has aftermarket screen and...

Looks like it also has aftermarket screen and V-Strom hand guards.
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 537,109
Posted By pista
That's a fine looking feejer there! I love the...

That's a fine looking feejer there! I love the black with black wheels...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 537,109
Posted By pista
Check out wynpro stuff over on fjrforum.com, he...

Check out wynpro stuff over on fjrforum.com, he sells them over there
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By pista
I would suggest heading south to PA. There are...

I would suggest heading south to PA. There are some nice twisty roads, The National Forest Trails if you're so inclined, and much better scenery imo than just slabbing it to Cleveland or Toronto.
...
Forum: Americas 12-31-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By pista
You still have plenty of time, but if you don't...

You still have plenty of time, but if you don't already have a passport or passport card make sure to have them before the trip to Canada.
We have been to the falls numerous times and agree that...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10,461
Views: 478,217
Posted By pista
pm sent your way...

pm sent your way...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 537,109
Posted By pista
Has anyone used Spencers for seat mods? I'm...

Has anyone used Spencers for seat mods? I'm interested in first hand experience.

Apparently Russel is all the rage for the Iron Butt style riders, and their seats do look comfy albeit expensive. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-10-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10,461
Views: 478,217
Posted By pista
Sorry to see them closed as well. Great service...

Sorry to see them closed as well. Great service and parts department, I bought tires, oil, and some gear from them. They also were very helpful in looking up and ordering random Suzuki parts for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 537,109
Posted By pista
I'm picking up a mint '05 FJR w/ABS this weekend....

I'm picking up a mint '05 FJR w/ABS this weekend. $6000. Only 4200miles. The seller bought it new, and had big traveling plans that didn't work out Rode it to work occasionally and never in rain. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By pista
I decided to forego the apparent learning curve...

I decided to forego the apparent learning curve and picked up a nice '05 instead. Thanks for the input!
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By pista
"Auto clutch" FJR, anybody ride one?

I'm in the market for either a used ST1300 or FJR. There are some great deals on the "auto clutch" FJR's. Most of them being low mileage bikes.
I get shifting once underway. My question is how...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,161
Posted By pista
I'm in. The interesting feature for me about...

I'm in. The interesting feature for me about this product is that it alerts drivers to deceleration. (And it uses modern technology). I like the idea of having an indication that I'm rolling off...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,433
Posted By pista
Thanks for sharing, I am now planning on doing...

Thanks for sharing, I am now planning on doing this in "tourist" class!
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 330,769
Posted By pista
Glad I saved all my e-mails from them about...

Glad I saved all my e-mails from them about voiding my warranty, the welts not holding up, etc. Just forwarded them to a supervisor there...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 330,769
Posted By pista
I ordered mine in December and asked for an...

I ordered mine in December and asked for an additional 1" of height. They gave me all kinds of grief about modifying it based on how they spend time designing what is best, most comfortable, etc....
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 216,492
Posted By pista
Thank you JRW and Andy. Sounds like the SMH5 is...

Thank you JRW and Andy. Sounds like the SMH5 is all I really need. pm sent...
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 216,492
Posted By pista
Hey Adam, I don't need long range com as I...

Hey Adam, I don't need long range com as I usually travel solo. Would like BT connection to phone and GPS, and capability to listen to wired mp-3 player. Is the SMH5 a better choice for a cost...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By pista
That sounds good Pete. Right now I'm looking at...

That sounds good Pete. Right now I'm looking at perhaps a July or August time frame.

For the record, be forewarned, I will be taking my SV1000S. But I ride it as if it were a Nighthawk 250. ...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By pista
I'm used to using a GPS for vacations or driving...

I'm used to using a GPS for vacations or driving in unfamiliar areas while caging it. But it always tries to default to the fastest/shortest route.
For this trip I wasn't looking for either of...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By pista
That looks to be a fantastic route Pete. I'd...

That looks to be a fantastic route Pete. I'd like to make it an easy 2 day ride so that is probably stretching it with long days.

How about this: based on boondox input, so far I'm looking at...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By pista
That looks to be a great route Boondox. And I...

That looks to be a great route Boondox. And I will pass on the Semper fi from both you and justlookin.
While I do not mind exploring new routes, my concern was getting into a remote area or hitting...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By pista
Cleveland, OH to MCAS Cherry Point, NC

I'm here in Cleveland, OH.
My son is currently at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC. No problem hopping in the cage and traveling Interstates about 700 miles and 12hrs. each way to spend...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,565
Posted By pista
Just ordered a set of both products. I really...

Just ordered a set of both products. I really could have used these last week when I got caught in a light snow mix on my commute home and had no choice but to flip up my visor to see. Sounds like...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 330,769
Posted By pista
Trying to not hijack this thread, but alas here's...

Trying to not hijack this thread, but alas here's a quick response: Right next door to the Rock Hall is the Science Museum. A short walk and you can take a tour of a retired Lake Freighter and a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,997
Posted By pista
I have a complete conversion kit in my garage...

I have a complete conversion kit in my garage ready to go. Actually started taking it apart only to find I can't undo the phillips screw in the bar ends. In any case I'm hesitant to swap it out...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,997
Posted By pista
In addition: foot-peg mounts are different as is...

In addition: foot-peg mounts are different as is the top and bottom triple clamps and the brake/clutch reservoirs. N swingarm is slightly longer than the S. And the S has clip-ons while the N has a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10,461
Views: 478,217
Posted By pista
I stated the tag is near a dumpy part of a town. ...

I stated the tag is near a dumpy part of a town. After furthur review, it's not dumpy anymore... Really don't mean to be petti, but "fill in" the details and you'll be there. Ok, that's all I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10,461
Views: 478,217
Posted By pista
I believe that tag is near a trashy part of the...

I believe that tag is near a trashy part of the town.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-18-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10,461
Views: 478,217
Posted By pista
Congrats on the birth of little Jonathon! Hope...

Congrats on the birth of little Jonathon! Hope to cross paths/ride with you again some day. :ricky Steve
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 23,896
Posted By pista
I must say, looking good:clap That black...

I must say, looking good:clap That black swingarm really balances out your forks!
I need to hook up with you guys for a nice all day ride sometime...Cheers!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27,669
Views: 6,592,240
Posted By pista
or we can always go with "small woodland...

or we can always go with "small woodland creature".:D
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,574
Posted By pista
Another possible option is Dupli-Color wheel...

Another possible option is Dupli-Color wheel paint. I thoroughly cleaned and prepped my cars aluminum wheels before rattle can spraying them. I went with a significant number of very light coats...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27,669
Views: 6,592,240
Posted By pista
He steered left to avoid hitting that squirrel...

He steered left to avoid hitting that squirrel running across the road...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,874
Views: 923,569
Posted By pista
That is one nice beemer! Love it!

That is one nice beemer! Love it!
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 41,289
Posted By pista
^^^This^^^ A very competent streetbike, that is...

^^^This^^^ A very competent streetbike, that is given no props. I would consider that under rated.
I also contend that njd is spot on with his assessment of those bikes being stylistically...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 23,896
Posted By pista
No problem. Not ready to commit to hard luggage...

No problem. Not ready to commit to hard luggage quite yet but need to get a little more utility outta my ride.
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,900
Posted By pista
Jay Leno had a segment on it with the company...

Jay Leno had a segment on it with the company owner awhile back.(check youtube) Cool concept for around town IMO.
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 23,896
Posted By pista
Do you still have the soft saddlebags from your...

Do you still have the soft saddlebags from your early days? I'm looking to buy a set...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 59,348
Posted By pista
Nice score on that engine danimal! And a mighty...

Nice score on that engine danimal! And a mighty fine touring setup on your SV. BTW, my '03 just turned 7,000 miles lol. And that's with a very optimistic odometer...
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