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Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,098
Posted By GOSTAZ
I hope this is helpful, and please understand, my...

I hope this is helpful, and please understand, my experience was with a '06 StreetGlide. Here goes:
One thing that some of the not so great dealership mechanics overlooked on my bike when I had it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 50,710
Posted By GOSTAZ
I have a 2004 DRZ400S, and a good friend has a DR...

I have a 2004 DRZ400S, and a good friend has a DR 650 (unsure of the year). I bought the bike used, with a spare set of sumo rims.


Gripes?
The seat. Get a used Corbin. Your gluteus will...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 156,711
Posted By GOSTAZ
I just bumped into this thread yesterday. It...

I just bumped into this thread yesterday. It sounds like Error is busy with other stuff right now, but I just wanted to say thanks to him and all you others for your input... I have long fantasized...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,991
Posted By GOSTAZ
I don't do a ton of DS riding, but I got an...

I don't do a ton of DS riding, but I got an AFX39, and a BIG head. I wear a XXL size in the Arai Signet. I got the AFX39 a few days ago, and ordered a XXL in it. It seems to fit well. I don't really...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By GOSTAZ
DC to Huntsville Alabama, April, Streetbike

Headed out of town mid-April. Have a few days to hit Huntsville, AL. Not really interested in stops, more interested in fun roads that allow me to stay off 81 and 75.Since this trip is lightly packed...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,204
Posted By GOSTAZ
Yup, the S1 was my gateway too! I had an X1 for a...

Yup, the S1 was my gateway too! I had an X1 for a while, and it was cool, but it was finicky. I honestly think the bike hated me. The S1? Hands down, for no logical reason, one of my favorite bikes....
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,204
Posted By GOSTAZ
This thread is dangerous. I have always thought...

This thread is dangerous. I have always thought of Sporsters as the Harley version of a "standard". I have seen folks pimp them to Venus trying to make them a Big Twin Touring rig, slam them into the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,061
Posted By GOSTAZ
I did this backwards. I have an 05 Rex. I bought...

I did this backwards. I have an 05 Rex. I bought it in 2006. It is a big comfy bike. It has some big cojones, but not really the suspension to match. I have put 20k miles on it, and had a lot of fun...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,990
Posted By GOSTAZ
Would love to "hear more" about this. I have two...

Would love to "hear more" about this. I have two problems: a tympanoplasty that is 20 years old, and chronic allergies. The mixture of these two? Cellphone convo's are tough, crowded restaurants are...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 117,954
Posted By GOSTAZ
I've had one for 5 years. Have not put that many...

I've had one for 5 years. Have not put that many miles on it. Bought it with 1800 on it, and it will pop 20k this coming weekend. They are heavy, they are NOT sportbikes. They have a butt-ton of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By GOSTAZ
Wicked Mine was a classic case of "different bikes do...

Mine was a classic case of "different bikes do different things". Back in 2007 I had spent a year riding a HD StreetGlide. It was not without its issues, and finally, not being able to stand it any...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23,953
Views: 4,071,235
Posted By GOSTAZ
That is the piece I am wondering about as the...

That is the piece I am wondering about as the wheelsets are different sizes. This bike will spend more time in urban assault, getting me back and forth to work, but it is really fun to ride off-road...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23,953
Views: 4,071,235
Posted By GOSTAZ
TrailTech Vapor Question

Good morning! 2004 DRZ400S, and I have a question for folks rockin' the Vapor. I have regular stock DS rims, and a set of Excels for Sumo use. The PO never got it completely set up. I am no huge fan...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,438
Posted By GOSTAZ
If they are paid for? Unless you don't like the...

If they are paid for? Unless you don't like the bike? Keep it! I have 4 bikes, and even though they do not get ridden enough, they are far enough from each other in focus that they all have something...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,325
Posted By GOSTAZ
StreetGlide sacrifices utility at the altar of...

StreetGlide sacrifices utility at the altar of cool. Have an '06 and that is a common complaint. If you had the stock seat that did not help anything. Corbin can help in that regard. I like the feel...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-05-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9,991
Views: 3,173,013
Posted By GOSTAZ
One of the Tubers. Under Construction.

One of the Tubers. Under Construction.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,490
Posted By GOSTAZ
ZRX or FZ1 would be my pick. Have had an '05 Rex...

ZRX or FZ1 would be my pick. Have had an '05 Rex for a few years, rock solid bike with zero drama. You can ride all day in 3rd gear if so inclined. Good set of tires, Corbin seat, and blammo. Done....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,387
Posted By GOSTAZ
Your kids, on your bike? There is a short answer,...

Your kids, on your bike? There is a short answer, but it probably ain't politically expedient... sooo...

Don't know if this is helpful, but I give the kids in my neighborhood rides. Short little...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,520
Posted By GOSTAZ
I think the bushings you want are out of...

I think the bushings you want are out of stock.... if you whipped 'em up right? A few folks (me) would buy some, they are hard to find and really do help. Banke Performance is the place that makes...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 117,954
Posted By GOSTAZ
I have a Renntec that I really like on my '05....

I have a Renntec that I really like on my '05. You can also get a bag to go with that rack. Only bummer with my setup was that the spacers and bolts were raw steel. I had them powder-coated to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,029
Posted By GOSTAZ
Laugh Lady dickhead? Nah, just plain ole Dickhead. The...

Lady dickhead? Nah, just plain ole Dickhead. The term refuses to bow to anything. It is that powerful. Categorize the threat, identify method of avoidance, keep on rollin'.... :D

There is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,029
Posted By GOSTAZ
I think RUB is just a label. Generally not a...

I think RUB is just a label. Generally not a flattering one. Usually in the context I have heard it, meant to imply that a particular person riding a motorcycle happens to be a dickhead, either due...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,517
Posted By GOSTAZ
Upgrade the carb. Unless you go closed loop, you...

Upgrade the carb. Unless you go closed loop, you really are not gonna gain anything. Most folks that have HD FI end up doing some kind of aftermarket fuel management on top of it, and most of them,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,947
Posted By GOSTAZ
Hey, people in the Valley! Went to school down...

Hey, people in the Valley! Went to school down there many moons ago, bought my first bike there, yada, yada... and I remember being lonely at times too. My motorcycle became my best friend. Much more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,721
Posted By GOSTAZ
I love me some halter tops :D... but I cringe...

I love me some halter tops :D... but I cringe when I see anyone (and admittedly I cringe more when it is a woman) riding without reasonable protection. I also know that it took a long time for me to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,017
Posted By GOSTAZ
I enjoy riding with my girlfriend. A natural...

I enjoy riding with my girlfriend. A natural rider. She enjoys the experience. It is a bummer that your wife has such an imprint from the death of a rider in her youth. Has she ever ridden as a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 117,954
Posted By GOSTAZ
Hope she doesn't have herpes... ewww... Two...

Hope she doesn't have herpes... ewww... Two things... the stock handlebars to those of us in the six foot or taller club? 31 Flavors of suck. Not saying you have to keep it, but you might try out...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,844
Posted By GOSTAZ
Explore it. If you are looking at a good deal on...

Explore it. If you are looking at a good deal on one, get it. Ride it. If it sucks, get rid of it and buy something else. Life is too short to try and figure out if you are too "young" or too "old". ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 592
Views: 117,954
Posted By GOSTAZ
Thanks! Great place you all have here. Lots of...

Thanks! Great place you all have here. Lots of good stuff!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,340
Posted By GOSTAZ
I ride because it is one of the few places/times...

I ride because it is one of the few places/times in life that are truly peaceful. To a person that does not ride a bike that may seem weird, but for me, it is true. When I am on a bike, the "other"...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 117,954
Posted By GOSTAZ
Another who worships at the altar of the Rex. If...

Another who worships at the altar of the Rex. If Kawi had not quit making them in '06, I would have never bought an HD. But whatever. Found mine used with 1,800 miles on it for a bit over 5k almost 3...
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