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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,208
Posted By Nophix
I've never had good luck with KTM. That, and with...

I've never had good luck with KTM. That, and with no local dealers, I'm dealing with a headache if I need one.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,426
Posted By Nophix
Buy a Speed Triple/z1000/Tuono or something along...

Buy a Speed Triple/z1000/Tuono or something along those lines. That's exactly what they are.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,208
Posted By Nophix
I'd like the extra range, as well as the few...

I'd like the extra range, as well as the few other options. I fully intend on keeping the bike for a long time, and between some more remote areas and an attempt to get on the IBR, the range would...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-28-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 409,151
Posted By Nophix
Bike has a few scrapes, but I dislocated my knee....

Bike has a few scrapes, but I dislocated my knee. Ah well, not the worst I've ever done.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 409,151
Posted By Nophix
Cheap Ozark Trail tent, actually lasted several...

Cheap Ozark Trail tent, actually lasted several years. Sadly, about 30 minutes after the pic was taken, the tent was destroyed. It was taken as I was packing up to continue a road trip, and 6 miles...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,208
Posted By Nophix
Talk me into/out of an F800 GSA

With the total loss of my s1000rr, thanks to some punk who thought it ok to borrow it without permission, I'm shopping.

I've still got my z1000, and it does all the things I need a sport type...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,343
Posted By Nophix
My z1000 has a nasty habit of sharpening foot...

My z1000 has a nasty habit of sharpening foot pegs in corners. It also loves to power wheelie randomly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,646
Posted By Nophix
I expect my wife to have enough knowledge to...

I expect my wife to have enough knowledge to assess her machine both before a ride and in an emergency. Aside from that, I do all the work. Same with the car.

She does come and hang out in the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 430,978
Posted By Nophix
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/14315391617_80...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/14315391617_80c49d94fa_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nP18bR)Woops (https://flic.kr/p/nP18bR) by Nophix (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Dense, dense fog,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-02-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,867
Posted By Nophix
Cannonshot, I think you gave me a year of riding...

Cannonshot, I think you gave me a year of riding locally.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 18,546
Posted By Nophix
Anyone leaving in the morning from the Stevens...

Anyone leaving in the morning from the Stevens Point area?

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Forum: The Garage 03-23-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,010
Posted By Nophix
Napa stores are all privately owned franchises. I...

Napa stores are all privately owned franchises. I dont know of anyone who has had this level of BS there.

Carquest was recently bought by Advance, so expect that to begin there. They used to be...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By Nophix
Sorry, missed that somehow. Carry on.

Sorry, missed that somehow. Carry on.
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By Nophix
You forgot one other variable- The phone. I had a...

You forgot one other variable- The phone. I had a 4S that started flaking out on car chargers. Would charge fine at home, just not in the car. A few weeks later, nothing at home either. Wound up...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By Nophix
Not sure whats going on, mine have all charged...

Not sure whats going on, mine have all charged just fine with a cheap gas station usb plug in a cig lighter outlet wired to my battery. Ive had every iPhone from the 3 to the 5 (current use). My 5...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,094
Posted By Nophix
Your store may be out. If you have others in the...

Your store may be out. If you have others in the area, try checking them. I had to go one town over, but got 2 of them.
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,094
Posted By Nophix
Do site to store and pick it up. Sent from...

Do site to store and pick it up.

Sent from my SM-T217S using Tapatalk
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,699
Posted By Nophix
Aprilia is kind of the Honda of Italian bikes. No...

Aprilia is kind of the Honda of Italian bikes. No real issues, not overly complex to work on, and pretty reliable. Even the RSV-Mille superbike. I've seen a couple of them that look like they wen't...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,867
Posted By Nophix
I think I'm going to do a haunted tour of...

I think I'm going to do a haunted tour of Wisconsin this year, after reading this thread.

There is also an old hotel in downtown Point, that was converted to efficiency apartments. It's a really...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Nophix
They also call them bone tools, popular with the...

They also call them bone tools, popular with the car audio crowd.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,128
Posted By Nophix
Skullcandy Ink'd earplugs, and my iPhone. Turn on...

Skullcandy Ink'd earplugs, and my iPhone. Turn on Google Music or iTunes Radio, and go.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-18-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 15,867
Posted By Nophix
I live in Stevens Point, and Plainfield is 20...

I live in Stevens Point, and Plainfield is 20 minutes away. I'm hoping to nab some pics when the weather clears, and I have the bike out.

This is a bike site, after all, so I have to take the Zed...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 49,203
Posted By Nophix
They are a bit vibey. Not terrible, but...

They are a bit vibey. Not terrible, but noticeable. Heavier bar ends help. Gear it so your average cruising speed isn't at 5k-5200.

I've done lots of 600+ mile days. It isn't an st machine, but...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,622
Posted By Nophix
It's winter. Diesels hate cold weather. They take...

It's winter. Diesels hate cold weather. They take forever to warm up, and have a hard time maintaining temp when it's that cold. So yeah, you lose fuel mileage.

Run a fuel system treatment once in...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,642
Posted By Nophix
I know riding behind a bunch of other bikes can...

I know riding behind a bunch of other bikes can quickly give me a headache. I'm sure it would be similar in s trailer, but there really isn't a way to tell.

I'd definitely make sure there is a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Nophix
I used to take one down dirt rods all the time. I...

I used to take one down dirt rods all the time. I had a beater '87 for a while, too, that spent more time as a dirt bike than a road bike.

Take it easy, you'll be fine.
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 113,601
Posted By Nophix
Wtf BMW? How did I miss this?? Quit stalling...

Wtf BMW? How did I miss this??

Quit stalling and take my moola!!!
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By Nophix
Got to boneyard, buy complete used engine,...

Got to boneyard, buy complete used engine, install, drive. You can get them for a couple hundred bucks.

The car isn't worth a rebuild cost.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 43,856
Posted By Nophix
For the cost of a lot of point and shoots of any...

For the cost of a lot of point and shoots of any quality, you can pick up a lower end DSLR. I've got my wife's beater cam, a Nikon d3100, and a cheap lense. Throw it in the tank bag and away I go....
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,519
Posted By Nophix
I have a Dell Mini 1012 hd. I got it free when I...

I have a Dell Mini 1012 hd. I got it free when I renewed a contract for my data card about 4 years ago.

At first, I hated it. The trackpad sucks, and it was glitchy. Put a fresh install of Win 7...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,301
Posted By Nophix
I love my Alpinestar SMX5's.

I love my Alpinestar SMX5's.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By Nophix
You think that Triumph decel pops, take my z1000...

You think that Triumph decel pops, take my z1000 out!

Totally normal, and sounds soooooo good.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,856,615
Posted By Nophix
I somewhat resemble that. I have the mivivan, 3...

I somewhat resemble that. I have the mivivan, 3 kids, and an awesome wife.

I also had the Hayabusa. Sold it with 150k on the clock.

Now I have a z1000.

So are you saying because I may be...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 1,229,642
Posted By Nophix
Actually, the one I'm looking at is an 04 Hayden...

Actually, the one I'm looking at is an 04 Hayden edition.
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 1,229,642
Posted By Nophix
I think I'm going to. I've got a too good to pass...

I think I'm going to. I've got a too good to pass up deal on one a friend owns. The stipulation from the wife is my garage queen car has to go first (no heartache there).

I'll just convert my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 1,229,642
Posted By Nophix
I've been lusting after an RC51 lately. It's...

I've been lusting after an RC51 lately. It's totally impractical for the garage position I need filled, but that bike moves me like a porn star!
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,328
Posted By Nophix
Kind of, but swap out the handlebars for some...

Kind of, but swap out the handlebars for some aluminum atv bars fixes it.

Stock seat SUCKS. Aside from that, it's a killer bike.

I may add to the stable, but my 04z1000 is here to stay.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,917
Posted By Nophix
Sounds exactly like what my zx6r did when I got...

Sounds exactly like what my zx6r did when I got water in my fuel. I got caught in a torrential downpour and the lid leaked.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,360
Posted By Nophix
In all honesty, go to Wal Mart and get their...

In all honesty, go to Wal Mart and get their generic Ozark Trail one. I've been rocking it for 2 seasons, it's seen plenty of abuse including regular trips above triple digits (on closed highways, of...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,346
Posted By Nophix
Coleman makes a nice 40 th 60 bag. It fits...

Coleman makes a nice 40 th 60 bag.

It fits small enough to take it on my z1000, works well, and held up for several years.

It's demise was my fault. It was stored by my desk and I dropped a hot...
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