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Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,137
Posted By inroads
Yea it's a pity that Suzuki has fallen asleep,I...

Yea it's a pity that Suzuki has fallen asleep,I wonder if they could ever relive their heyday during the millennium with the DRZ 400,SV 650,Busa or was it 15 years earlier with the GSXR and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Mild off road capability is very desire able.Look...

Mild off road capability is very desire able.Look at the V-Strom.
Two companies have skid plates for the FZ/FJ or you can mod the oil drain plug with a flush drain bolt and hacksaw that real culprit...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By inroads
If your idea of off road riding is being able to...

If your idea of off road riding is being able to go anywhere and are not in a hurry
And not needing to be Johnny Racer than the the TW by a landslide.
Only get the KTM 200 if you have deep pockets...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
My Stoltec ECU reflash + fuel remapping on a...

My Stoltec ECU reflash + fuel remapping on a stock exhaust resulted in a 7 HP increase.
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 604,630
Posted By inroads
Hey Motorock,best looking sump guard I've seen...

Hey Motorock,best looking sump guard I've seen for the FZ-09...is that SW Motech's or Hepko-Becker ?
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Expensive mod(SS braided lines)on ABS bikes.

Expensive mod(SS braided lines)on ABS bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 49,125
Posted By inroads
Build look and Build Quality

I like the thinking outside of the box design by Kawaski but having had many
Of the Japanese Big 4 thru the years the Kawasaki always seem to come up
2nd rate in build quality compared to Yamaha...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
I compared the close up pic of the FJ centerstand...

I compared the close up pic of the FJ centerstand and I see no difference with
The brackets and components on my FZ.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Might have had to weld some lugs on the frame to...

Might have had to weld some lugs on the frame to accept the centerstand.
Still trying to determine if the FJ centerstand will bolt on to the FZ.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Mass centrilization so emphasized with the new...

Mass centrilization so emphasized with the new bikes these days that flickable can exist in heavier bikes. With respect to lame suspension it's easily fixed and what did you expect from Japan in this...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 49,125
Posted By inroads
For those who don't like to swing a leg climbing...

For those who don't like to swing a leg climbing on works well for me with boxes.
Step on foot peg then right knee to the seat and plop drop on.Works great.
Be sure and hold front brake lever when...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Sounds good in theory.Guess won't know if that...

Sounds good in theory.Guess won't know if that fairing and screen work until it's ridden.I'm thinking anything that ugly must work:rofl
I mean why has no other manufacturer used that design if it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
You should not have to compromise fairing and...

You should not have to compromise fairing and windscreen design for handguards. Plenty of nice aftermarket handguards that work around the
Problem. I mean why do you need inboard guards? That's the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Nice find on the screen.16.5" height is 3.5...

Nice find on the screen.16.5" height is 3.5 inches higher than the current
Screen builders bolt on height of 33cm(13"). Cheap too at $100
Available in March,I would like to see Yamaha's brackets...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 49,125
Posted By inroads
My fantasy bike: 2015 Versys with the FZ-09...

My fantasy bike: 2015 Versys with the FZ-09 motor....one can dream...

Yamaha FJ-09 could take some styling cues from the Versys.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 49,125
Posted By inroads
I too have the FZ-09 and Vstrom.I had the Versys...

I too have the FZ-09 and Vstrom.I had the Versys but the Vstrom beat it everywhere except for quick agile handling and looks of the Versys.
Now if the Versys had the FZ-07 motor....Wow!
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Similar save for 100 lbs. less.

Similar save for 100 lbs. less.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Yep,nice to have options.The FJ-09 centerstand...

Yep,nice to have options.The FJ-09 centerstand mounting points are both left of the exhaust...interesting.
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
I believe he's referring to swinging a leg when...

I believe he's referring to swinging a leg when mounting.
I can't swing a leg so I climb stepladder the footpeg.
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Hoping that wide stance centerstand bolts right...

Hoping that wide stance centerstand bolts right up to my FZ-09.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,275
Posted By inroads
Aqua and white.Thank goodness not the hot pink.

Aqua and white.Thank goodness not the hot pink.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,275
Posted By inroads
My 25 year old VTR 250 mini-Interceptor stacks up...

My 25 year old VTR 250 mini-Interceptor stacks up well w/27 RWHP,it's a match for the Honda and at
320 lbs undercuts 1 or 2 of these bikes.Will walk away from a Ninja 250 in a top gear roll-on to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Yep,I got grouchy and you got senile.

Yep,I got grouchy and you got senile.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
If you were open minded then you would see the...

If you were open minded then you would see the vast advantages of chain drive.
The advantages of shaft drive are basically 2 things:quiet running and lack of routine maintenance.those two minimal...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Paul[/QUOTE] Could it be that your son...

Paul[/QUOTE]



Could it be that your son is still waiting for you to grow up ?
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
55 years of riding and stuck in your ways.You...

55 years of riding and stuck in your ways.You can't go back cause you got too old and to lazy to oil a chain.As for chain stretch that is why it was "stretch" Mr. Know it all.
Thank goodness the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 255,208
Posted By inroads
Shaft drives have their place but not on this...

Shaft drives have their place but not on this bike.
So many advantages to chains and and all they ask is keep em wiped clean with
WD or equivalent every 600 miles or so.Minor thing to ask for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29,613
Views: 3,664,334
Posted By inroads
Definitely replace.Looks like porosity pitting in...

Definitely replace.Looks like porosity pitting in the metal.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,781,030
Posted By inroads
Cycleracks rack

eBay has a new Cycleracks mega rack for the XT for $149 shipped.
That's a $50 savings.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29,613
Views: 3,664,334
Posted By inroads
[QUOTE=AleksanderTheGreat;24614171]Rotella T6 is...

[QUOTE=AleksanderTheGreat;24614171]Rotella T6 is the fully synthetic version and is what I talked about earlier and what I used on my GTI before I sold it (and literally any other vehicle as the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 29,613
Views: 3,664,334
Posted By inroads
Underscores my thinking about these 3x3 mods.It...

Underscores my thinking about these 3x3 mods.It interrupts the airbox resonance at the cost of more airflow,which isn't really needed unless @ high altitude and then you can just yank the snorkel.All...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25,628
Views: 4,545,518
Posted By inroads
Make sure you have lots of free play at the...

Make sure you have lots of free play at the clutch lever.
Check that the clutch cable lever(on the left at the end of the clutch cable) returns completely when you let go of the clutch lever.
Also...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25,628
Views: 4,545,518
Posted By inroads
Like the seat grips are gay.:D

Like the seat grips are gay.:D
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,237,122
Posted By inroads
Buy ya some sulphur @ the drug store and throw a...

Buy ya some sulphur @ the drug store and throw a little in a sock and powder your legs for them there chigger critters.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By inroads
Pinched vacuum line to petcock? Pull off fuel...

Pinched vacuum line to petcock? Pull off fuel line and suck on vacuum line to see if gas is flowing out of petcock.Does it have a prime position?
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,781,030
Posted By inroads
Anyone who has had a RDL knows no other seat can...

Anyone who has had a RDL knows no other seat can touch it in comfort.
Not a real issue off road just scoot up towards the tank.
Very nice setup!
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,781,030
Posted By inroads
Nice setup.Probably good to go no further to keep...

Nice setup.Probably good to go no further to keep reliability.
If you ever consider a new Seat Concepts seat in exchange for the Russell all-day long and cash difference keep me in mind.
I am...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,781,030
Posted By inroads
Can you still run low octane with that Wiseco? ...

Can you still run low octane with that Wiseco?
Stock piston is 70mm with 9.5:1 What's it now?
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25,628
Views: 4,545,518
Posted By inroads
Drivetrain gets abuse from wheelies not the...

Drivetrain gets abuse from wheelies not the clutch.
Not sure why Suzuki left out the rear wheel rubber cushions on the DRZ.
My DR 350 has em.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,781,030
Posted By inroads
332 lbs.wet with a 4 gallon tank,so say 300 lbs....

332 lbs.wet with a 4 gallon tank,so say 300 lbs. dry is descent.
5-speed and no skid plate? C'mon. Do like the fairing and body lines.
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