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Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By thisisbenji
The FZ6 would make a great bike to start with. ...

The FZ6 would make a great bike to start with.

It's a bit lighter than the FZ1 but still has plenty of power, it has more than anyone really needs for the street. It just lacks in the torque and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,084
Posted By thisisbenji
Tires are such a personal choice and selection...

Tires are such a personal choice and selection preferences vary greatly by rider and bike.

I'd say as long as it's a brand name, why not try it? The only person who can really tell you if a tire...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By thisisbenji
Ah.... this happened to one of my buddies. His...

Ah.... this happened to one of my buddies. His charging system went out on the highway and before we knew it the bike was melting the plastics around the exhaust pipe. Ended up being the rectifier or...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,084
Posted By thisisbenji
That's funny, around Chicago I find myself...

That's funny, around Chicago I find myself wishing the bike would run a bit hotter. I feel like half of my riding season is spent riding in 40 degree temperatures.
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,084
Posted By thisisbenji
What is this bars thing we're talking about?

What is this bars thing we're talking about?
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,084
Posted By thisisbenji
What kind of temperatures does your dash say?...

What kind of temperatures does your dash say? Mine goes anywhere from 175 - 212 degrees f, usually it's right around 200 degrees.

I never notice any heat coming from the bike that bothers me.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10,168
Views: 1,732,122
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm in between that one and the Street Triple R...

I'm in between that one and the Street Triple R myself. Can't decide if i want engine or suspension. It's mostly flat where I live with very little in the way of tight winding roads. So I'm not sure...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,084
Posted By thisisbenji
How are you liking that headlight? When I had it...

How are you liking that headlight? When I had it on my bike I was never really happy with it.

Anyways, in true ADV style I took my FZ6 on some gravel/grass double track yesterday.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,190
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm sure you could drop it an inch or so......

I'm sure you could drop it an inch or so... however, I'm 5'6" with a rather short in seem and after sitting on the 2015 R1 I wouldn't change a thing with the ride height. It seemed perfect for me. I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,084
Posted By thisisbenji
There's just one sticker on the FZ6 and it's the...

There's just one sticker on the FZ6 and it's the one on the upper cowl. It's not under the clear and is easily removable. Many folks prefer the look of the bike without the sticker and remove it. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 180,539
Posted By thisisbenji
That's crazy since you can ride most of the year....

That's crazy since you can ride most of the year. I'm up by Chicago and we get 6 months of good weather, 3 months of can't ride, and 3 months of 40 degree riding.

I guess it just really depends on...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 180,539
Posted By thisisbenji
Man... if I could get $1,500/yr insurance on a...

Man... if I could get $1,500/yr insurance on a S1000R I would buy one in a heartbeat. Currently the cheapest quote I'v got is $4500/yr. (I'm a 25 year old single male with a perfect record).
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,084
Posted By thisisbenji
Here's a couple of quick photos from a recent...

Here's a couple of quick photos from a recent ride.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee476/thisisbenji/Kettle%20Moraine/_DSC1821.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12,774
Views: 2,482,782
Posted By thisisbenji
It seems like a 300 version of this bike would...

It seems like a 300 version of this bike would make perfect sense though. It's not like it really competes in a racing class and it would give it that extra little bit of power it needs without...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,273
Posted By thisisbenji
But why sacrifice weight when going to a naked...

But why sacrifice weight when going to a naked bike? If anything they should be lighter. Just because I don't want to ride a supersport doesn't mean I wouldn't enjoy a lightweight bike.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 313,334
Posted By thisisbenji
Your bike is amazing, the Daytona rear fairing...

Your bike is amazing, the Daytona rear fairing conversion is beautiful. Looks much better than the Rx.
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,493
Posted By thisisbenji
Well... my arms are near lockout in the photo....

Well... my arms are near lockout in the photo. I'd probably end up riding leaned farther forward. That being said, it's no where near as aggressive feeling as a R6. It is however noticeably more...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,493
Posted By thisisbenji
That's really odd, you would think they would...

That's really odd, you would think they would have been at both. I wonder if it had something to do with local dealer involvement? I'm pretty sure Woodstock KTM/Triumph/HD had a big presence at the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,493
Posted By thisisbenji
Yup! At first I was a bit disappoint because I...

Yup! At first I was a bit disappoint because I didn't see the RC390, but found the 390 Duke no problem. They had the RC hidden behind the wall that is behind me in the photos. The rest of the bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 43,493
Posted By thisisbenji
Well I sat on one today, I think I'm going to...

Well I sat on one today, I think I'm going to take the plunge back into a small displacement machine. I'm purchasing a home in june, so I'll be looking to get one after that.

I wasn't too sold on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,324
Posted By thisisbenji
My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,324
Posted By thisisbenji
It's styled after the GP machine, duh! It's...

It's styled after the GP machine, duh!

It's not trying to be daring or exciting. It's trying to replicate a race bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,190
Posted By thisisbenji
The Honda is a halo product, the Yamaha is...

The Honda is a halo product, the Yamaha is something I can actually afford.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By thisisbenji
I run the TomTom app, it doesn't require cell...

I run the TomTom app, it doesn't require cell service or a data connection. Has a "windy road" button too.

The iPhone pictured doesn't even have service. I'm just using it for navigation until my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-03-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By thisisbenji
I have had no issues with the compass. I'v had...

I have had no issues with the compass. I'v had the case for two years on my iPhone 5. I have a new one on order for my iPhone 6+ that hopefully will perform just as well.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-02-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By thisisbenji
My New GPS Setup (Rokform)

Anyways after getting lost countless times I decided it was time to get a GPS rigged up.

I went with Battery Tender for my USB charging solution and Rokform for my mounting solution.

I have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10,168
Views: 1,732,122
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm actually really interested in that one.

I'm actually really interested in that one.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10,168
Views: 1,732,122
Posted By thisisbenji
http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201210/2013-...

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201210/2013-yamaha-yzf-r1-42_600x0w.jpg

I want an R1. Damn insurance company said no.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 24,349
Posted By thisisbenji
The more I think about it I can see the faired...

The more I think about it I can see the faired version in my future. I think I actually like the styling better than the Ninja 1000. I bet it'll look really good with a full-exhaust, tail tidy, &...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 24,349
Posted By thisisbenji
Looks like there's going to be a naked and a...

Looks like there's going to be a naked and a faired version.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Suz-top-i.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By thisisbenji
Galena, IL

I finally made it to Galena, IL yesterday, it's about three and a half hours west of me. Other riders have always told me very good things about it but I'v never made it out before.

Unfortunately...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 199,913
Posted By thisisbenji
So what bikes can I buy that don't have plastic...

So what bikes can I buy that don't have plastic all over the cockpit?
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 199,913
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm not saying you shouldn't demand more for your...

I'm not saying you shouldn't demand more for your money, but they could offer $100,000 worth of motorcycle for $10,000 and someone would still say well they could have gave us this or that. I'm not...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 199,913
Posted By thisisbenji
Some people will never be happy...

Some people will never be happy...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,084
Posted By thisisbenji
Thanks, I'm trying to keep the styling as...

Thanks, I'm trying to keep the styling as "current" as I can. One or two mods a year, gotta stay interested in my FZ6 until i can afford the insurance on a 1,000cc naked.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,084
Posted By thisisbenji
Thanks. :thumb

Thanks. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 82,084
Posted By thisisbenji
I'll be changing mine at 8,000, it's not like...

I'll be changing mine at 8,000, it's not like they're expensive.

Anyways, I just found this thread. I figured I would post up a photo of my FZ6 and get in with a subscription.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10,168
Views: 1,732,122
Posted By thisisbenji
After test riding a FZ09 that's all I'v really...

After test riding a FZ09 that's all I'v really wanted, but on Saturday my mind changed.... now I want this.

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201312/triumph-street-tripl-38_600x0w.jpg

Got...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 299,075
Posted By thisisbenji
If I recall Ben Spies ended his MotoGP carrier...

If I recall Ben Spies ended his MotoGP carrier because he wasn't familiar with the Desmosedici, I wouldn't say he is a bad rider either! I'v actually witnessed someone loop a TW200 on the street as...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,488
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm really liking this bike, the problem is I...

I'm really liking this bike, the problem is I only let myself buy a new bike every four years. I'm only one year into my current bike, hopefully this bike just gets better in the next three years...
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