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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,816
Posted By RxZ
Subscribed, so I can do this after work...

Subscribed, so I can do this after work...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 82,823
Posted By RxZ
Yeah, not legal here (although there have been...

Yeah, not legal here (although there have been bills in legislature the past 6 years that would have made it so) but I do not like sitting at the end of the line at a red light with the previous...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,713
Posted By RxZ
I have a first generation FZ1 that I bought 2...

I have a first generation FZ1 that I bought 2 years ago with low miles for 2500. Parts are plentiful and cheap if you need them. Valve adjustments are at 24,000 mile intervals (with some people...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 82,823
Posted By RxZ
I've taken to filtering to the front at red...

I've taken to filtering to the front at red lights on the rare occasion that I am in a situation that it seems appropriate. Admittingly, it isn't often in my town of about 100K people. Anyway, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 82,823
Posted By RxZ
Guy in a Hyundai Veloster did that to me...

Guy in a Hyundai Veloster did that to me yesterday. Reasonably fun and quick car, but in straight line speed against an FZ1?...

I really don't know what he was thinking; or more likely, what he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 558,579
Posted By RxZ
Is it just me, or do you guys get the small low...

Is it just me, or do you guys get the small low powered sports cars wanting to "race" all the time? I had two on my way home today, which is only a 6 mile jaunt with only 4 red lights. Anyway, when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 247,825
Posted By RxZ
That the guy that gets 100 mpg on the Ninja 250?

That the guy that gets 100 mpg on the Ninja 250?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,605
Posted By RxZ
I've never seen it in writing, but I am fairly...

I've never seen it in writing, but I am fairly sure the break-ins recommended by the manufacturers are there for the purchaser's protection. Not from service intervals, bad parts, service contracts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,359
Posted By RxZ
I was car free (sort of, wife had her mini-van)...

I was car free (sort of, wife had her mini-van) for about 3 months a couple of years ago. It was nice, but totally impractical with our life. We have 3 kids, so sometimes I have to take one kid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,908
Posted By RxZ
If I get caught in a light rain I'm fine. Heavy...

If I get caught in a light rain I'm fine. Heavy rain... I'd rather wait it out, or take the car if I have to be somewhere. I've nothing to prove to anyone.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,471
Posted By RxZ
From a pure physics standpoint, the dual setup...

From a pure physics standpoint, the dual setup would last longer. Even so; they may last twice as long, but then you are replacing two sets, so its a wash financially :dunno
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,719
Posted By RxZ
I started on a Ninja 500 (ex500). I have a 31-32...

I started on a Ninja 500 (ex500). I have a 31-32 inch inseam, and am 5'10" for reference. I rode that bike for many years, and even now I wish I had it when commuting through town in traffic. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 82,823
Posted By RxZ
Sigh. Not yet... Hasn't stopped many from...

Sigh. Not yet...

Hasn't stopped many from safely doing it anyway, but there is a risk with LEOs if you decide to do it. Mainly with laws that do not differentiate motos from cars; i.e. "Only one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,427
Posted By RxZ
My local dealer carries Icon, and matches (or at...

My local dealer carries Icon, and matches (or at least gets pretty close) online deals. I went and tried a few on, found out I was wearing the wrong size in my old Variant, then bought a new Icon...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,678
Posted By RxZ
Bought my 2002 FZ1 from a guy for 3250 back in...

Bought my 2002 FZ1 from a guy for 3250 back in 2013. 12 years old and only 16K miles! Not that I've really racked up the miles or anything. Point being, 3-6K is a great range to look for a used...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,167
Posted By RxZ
I hold a rag behind the chain between it and the...

I hold a rag behind the chain between it and the wheel. This catches any overspray from landing on the wheel. However, a great point for someone new to chain maintenance. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,865
Posted By RxZ
EX500, known issue: water pump seal I have...

EX500, known issue: water pump seal

I have no mechanical training or aptitude for it, and I changed that seal out twice when I owned the bike. Easy to do and costs about 10 dollars at the time. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,512
Posted By RxZ
:nod Just got a nice Scorpion jacket for...

:nod

Just got a nice Scorpion jacket for about $50 from motorcyclegear.com. MSRP was almost $200.

It was overstock 2011 or 2012 gear that hadn't sold, but I think it looks great and will...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 132,784
Posted By RxZ
Thanks man! And about the R6 shock, the previous...

Thanks man! And about the R6 shock, the previous owner did that not too long before I bought it from him. The rear feels good when riding. The front does seem a bit "vague" sometimes, but I do not...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 132,784
Posted By RxZ
Hey grommets, you're on the FZ1OA forum, right? ...

Hey grommets, you're on the FZ1OA forum, right? Anyway, I have a question about yours. Did you fabricate the mounts for luggage yourself, or is that part of some system? I would really like to add...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-20-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By RxZ
Very cool! Last time I was up there (about 4-5...

Very cool! Last time I was up there (about 4-5 years ago or so), they had just started work making the bike trails. Good to hear they are finished.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,167
Posted By RxZ
Last week I went out for a quick ride after...

Last week I went out for a quick ride after having not ridden for a couple of weeks. As I was riding around I started to think that something just didn't feel right. Not quite sure what, but when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 558,579
Posted By RxZ
I've got a route planned :deal Adds about 5...

I've got a route planned :deal

Adds about 5 minutes best I can tell, but works the tires a little more :evil

Although, instead of cars I'll have to watch for deer :eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,928
Posted By RxZ
:nod And I would really like to be out on my...

:nod

And I would really like to be out on my FZ1 right now! :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,928
Posted By RxZ
Not sure if all that was directed at me, or if it...

Not sure if all that was directed at me, or if it was just the post that got quoted for your monologue; however...

I was responding to the comment about which dealership would you rather have if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,928
Posted By RxZ
Harley :deal I do not have the numbers in...

Harley :deal

I do not have the numbers in front of me, but I am pretty sure that Harley outsold all other brands of motorcycles COMBINED the past few years in the US.

I wouldn't mind a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 558,579
Posted By RxZ
I haven't commuted on the bike to work in over...

I haven't commuted on the bike to work in over 1.5 years (1/4 mile commute). January I start a new job which will have me drive about 6 miles to work. I think I am going to start taking the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,986
Posted By RxZ
Slap a GoPro on your helmet and now your a...

Slap a GoPro on your helmet and now your a motovlogger! :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 558,579
Posted By RxZ
Nope, not that video. Very true; but I...

Nope, not that video.



Very true; but I was more replying to the guy who said he couldn't imagine how irate people in DC would be if you were to try lane splitting. In the video I am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 558,579
Posted By RxZ
I can't find it now, but a year ago or so I...

I can't find it now, but a year ago or so I watched a YouTube vid of a guy on a Z1000 split all through the DC area. Not crazy "you're going to die any moment" lane splitting, but normal splitting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 558,579
Posted By RxZ
I cam to this thread specifically to ask about a...

I cam to this thread specifically to ask about a similar situation (and I live about 70 miles east of Dallas :rofl ) Anyway, people here will sometimes stop far enough back from a red light to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 558,579
Posted By RxZ
It snows enough to do fun doughnuts maybe once...

It snows enough to do fun doughnuts maybe once every 5 years down here. I make sure to practice :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,540
Posted By RxZ
Here, this should help....

Here, this should help. (https://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,540
Posted By RxZ
Rider size/weight has a lot to do with MPG as...

Rider size/weight has a lot to do with MPG as well. Along with airflow characteristics around the bike.

For example, I used to have a Ninja 500. I routinely got right at 49 mpg. (While having...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 2,206,574
Posted By RxZ
:nod I sold my Ninja 500 to get an FZ1. I...

:nod

I sold my Ninja 500 to get an FZ1. I love most everything about the Yamaha, but I do miss how small and nimble the 500 was. It was also about 100 pounds lighter!

They are so cheap now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,103
Posted By RxZ
I have the same tires on my FZ1, and I do not...

I have the same tires on my FZ1, and I do not think that are going to last that long on my bike. I have about 2K miles right now. They are wearing in the center on the rear, the front looks fine...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,371
Views: 1,086,582
Posted By RxZ
Thanks! I have been following this thread for a...

Thanks! I have been following this thread for a while, and after owning two bikes now and riding on a couple of others from friends, I think a bike with the riding position and style/power of the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5,371
Views: 1,086,582
Posted By RxZ
Cool thing happened this weekend... My wife...

Cool thing happened this weekend...

My wife and I were out of town for a wedding, and had several hours to kill before the wedding festivities started on Saturday night. After all the outlet mall...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,458
Posted By RxZ
I've been riding for about 5 years (only about...

I've been riding for about 5 years (only about 10,000 miles total because of wife, kids, work, etc). The only times I have dropped it were at a standstill in my driveway. Mainly while walking it in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,593
Posted By RxZ
I cover most of the time in traffic and when on...

I cover most of the time in traffic and when on city streets. Not so much on the highway.
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