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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
kenny- i had spoken with him earlier in the...

kenny-

i had spoken with him earlier in the week.

the bike did seem like it was nicely done.

and the asking price was within range.

unfortunately, he already booked someone to see the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 2,320,221
Posted By robfilms
kenny61- that is funny! thanks be...

kenny61-

that is funny!

thanks

be well

rob
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
looking for vee or wee 2 take 4 a spin

looking for vee or wee 2 take 4 a spin

it is finally spring and a young man's fancy turns to...

...changing motorcycles!

even though i am STRICTLY a pavement guy, i am intrigued with the the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By robfilms
for those who have ridden a z750s and a wee/dl650...

for those who have ridden a z750s and a wee/dl650 or a versys,

how would you compare

the bikes,

the ergos,

the inline 4 vs the v-twin
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By robfilms
johninvt- i have not ridden a v-twin. ...

johninvt-

i have not ridden a v-twin.

my only experience is with an inline 4.

i do not need the above 90mph/top end.

i just want to get to 85mph in a manner that feels quick.
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By robfilms
your thoughts are helpful, even with the added...

your thoughts are helpful, even with the added suggestion of the versys.

the z750s is fast-12.1- 1/4mile/100bhp/55ft-lb torque
...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By robfilms
does Wee/DL650 make sense if you NEVER go off pavement?

does Wee/DL650 make sense if you NEVER go off pavement?

i presently ride a kawasaki z750s.

it is the baby-bro to the 1st gen z1000.

the z750s is fast, fun, reliable.

(often ignored but a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By robfilms
i ride a 2006 black z750s/15k it was my...

i ride a 2006 black z750s/15k

it was my first bike after not riding for 30+ years.

i bought it used off craigslist and have put on about 7-8k miles.

i think it is an absolute gem.

fast,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
a motorcycle thought i hadn't had in a few months:

a motorcycle thought i hadn't had in a few months:

i think it is time to take the lining out of my jacket!

yippee...

:clap

ymmv
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 129,655
Posted By robfilms
having never ridden a f800st but coming from the...

having never ridden a f800st but coming from the kawasaki z750s, i imagine they are similar rides.

at least mcn thinks so:
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-14-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
watch the road! plenty of potholes along the...

watch the road!

plenty of potholes along the seams and where you wouldn't expect.

i'm just saying.

ymmv

be well.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,764
Posted By robfilms
jamiez/browneye- care to update your...

jamiez/browneye-

care to update your thoughts on the scorpion r410?

thanks in advance.

be well.

rob
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By robfilms
anyone wear a scorpion r410 helmet?

anyone wear a scorpion r410 helmet?

if so, i'm looking for some real world opinions.

i presently have a bell rs-1.

but i like to rotate helmets.

i like the rs-1's fit-i am not a round...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By robfilms
i think this is a very good jacket that has been...

i think this is a very good jacket that has been getting no love.

i have had two hi-viz jaunt t2s.

the first i wore approx 9 months.

i got rained on, snowed, and i roasted my way thru some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
lucky you! :clap i could not get away...

lucky you!

:clap

i could not get away from the job.

five 14hr days in a row.

i kept thinking i could hear motorcycles passing by.
Forum: Vendors 03-06-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By robfilms
that really works? i ask in all honesty. ...

that really works?

i ask in all honesty.

would you trust a $200 jacket headed your way in a box that says "happy birthday".

on the american side, on the customs form is there a "gift"...
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By robfilms
i just had this issue come up. i'm surprised...

i just had this issue come up.

i'm surprised that shipping to canada often adds $20-$30 to the $15-$20 it usually costs to ship a jacket or pants.

i welcome a cheaper alternative that also...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-02-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
this morning, i rode up the saw mill pkway to...

this morning, i rode up the saw mill pkway to hastings on hudson to drop of the 2013 tax info with the accountant.

i'm rolling along and then i hear that dreaded sound on my helmet, the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
2006 z750s started right up after sitting for...

2006 z750s started right up after sitting for nearly 3 weeks.

during the winter, with the possibility of seating idle, i try to keep the gas tank as near full as possible.

i also toss in a few...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-01-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
i need to get out and go for a ride. with...

i need to get out and go for a ride.

with another storm coming, i need some ride time just to clear my head.

it's like not working out for a couple of weeks.

i start feeling hemmed in.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 151,050
Posted By robfilms
anyone in metro nyc with a 1250? i'm...

anyone in metro nyc with a 1250?

i'm thinking of upgrading from my kawasaki 2006 z750s (baby bro of 1st gen z1000)

but i want to see how the 1250 fits/feels.

i'm willing to meet-up and buy...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,567
Posted By robfilms
grat looking machine, decked out just the way i...

grat looking machine, decked out just the way i would like.

take a bow.

:clap

be well.

rob
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
was your z750s a 2006? i wonder if i have...

was your z750s a 2006?

i wonder if i have the bike you bought!

how/when did you get rid of the z750s?

that would be pretty funny.

:D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By robfilms
i live just north of manhattan. when friends...

i live just north of manhattan.

when friends come to town, many have stayed at yotel:

http://yotelnewyork.com/deals/

ymmv.

be well.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-07-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 30,362
Posted By robfilms
Firstgear Jaunt Jacket 3-season - Grey/Silver -MINT

I have a Firstgear Jaunt motorcycle jacket up for sale.

It is dark grey with light silver for contrast and visibility.

It was a backup jacket that I never used-maybe 3 local rides.

Good...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-06-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
hey, if it is not cool to post a "for sale" on...

hey, if it is not cool to post a "for sale" on the nyc commuter thread, just let me know.

i'm not looking to "double dip".

i just rather give someone local a hometown discount.

:clap

be...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-06-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
selling firstgear jaunt jacket - 3 season -MINT

i'm selling a backup jacket that i like but never use.

it is a firstgear jaunt.

i posted the ad and pictures over in the gear section where i'm asking for $100/shipped:
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
ghq100- sorry to read of your headaches on a...

ghq100-

sorry to read of your headaches on a very rough day.

i'm rooting for you!

be well.

rob
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
man, am i glad i got a ride in yesterday! ...

man, am i glad i got a ride in yesterday!

:ricky

it is going to be a week before all this white stuff is gone.

be careful out there.

be well.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-13-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
tanx for tip. got my 2nd ride of 2014. ...

tanx for tip.

got my 2nd ride of 2014.

managed to find a spot on a side street in the 60s and walked down park to my meeting.

felt great to ride.

though i spent a lot of my time...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-12-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
FINALLY, today i had first ride of the year. ...

FINALLY, today i had first ride of the year.

yeah!

:clap

kawa started right up.

thumbs up to fuel injection.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-08-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
roy- sadly, nope :-( it took me all...

roy-

sadly, nope :-(

it took me all those years to FINALLY return to motorcycles.

what is done is done.

no looking back.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-07-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
kcieslicki- the z750s is the baby brother to...

kcieslicki-

the z750s is the baby brother to the kawasaki z1000 so it is not quite a total naked bike but has what i've read is often called a "bikini fairing" along with a sport windscreen.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
wow, already the 7th day of 2014 and i have not...

wow, already the 7th day of 2014 and i have not gotten a ride in.

and with the temp reading 3 degrees in riverdale, i'm not sure today will be my first ride of 2014.

stay warm, friends.

be...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
i'm there tonight. i'll try to stop by and...

i'm there tonight.

i'll try to stop by and say hi!

be well.

rob
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By robfilms
thank you for the informative thread. i'm...

thank you for the informative thread.

i'm interested in jc motors because of the "dock to dock" discount.

http://motorcycleshippers.com/motorcycle_shipping_docks.htm

has anyone ever used...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-24-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
25 degress out. who knows what the wind...

25 degress out.

who knows what the wind chill or 80 mph turms that into.

:puke1

who is riding today?

i'm toying with the idea and run some local errands just to see which gear does best.
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By robfilms
i just took my first ride with a new-to-me 2010...

i just took my first ride with a new-to-me 2010 firstgear tpg rainier jacket.

i kept the liner in and wore a cotton turtleneck.

i ride a naked bike (kawasaki z750s-z1000's baby bro) and weather...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,523
Posted By robfilms
price now $24.88!

i bought one of those home depot/husky brand duffles to strap onto the pinion seat of my z750s (i don't have a rear rack).

measurements are 20 x 11 x 11.

i was looking at some wolfman gear...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-15-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20,864
Views: 1,362,737
Posted By robfilms
kenny- thanks for the link. i also saw...

kenny-

thanks for the link.

i also saw those in my travels.

do they work well or are just a gimmick?

i can ride just fine without "seeing" my controls-turn signals-horn-cut off switch-i'm...
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