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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,413
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,868
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,797
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, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,921
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, 07:58 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,022
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, 11:23 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 120,699
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, 08:37 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 120,699
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, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
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, 09:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,797
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, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 489,547
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 61,697
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, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 61,697
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, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 61,697
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 489,547
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, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,721
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, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 489,547
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 489,547
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, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 489,547
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, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 489,547
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, 01:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,865
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,865
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,663
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, 07:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,448
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, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 973,021
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, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 973,021
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, 06:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,051
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,062
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.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,663
Posted By RxZ
Its not the people that take one or two...

Its not the people that take one or two medications. They typically know what they are and why they are on whatever therapy. It is the people taking 10-15 medications that are often clueless. Many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,663
Posted By RxZ
Believe it or not, I get this at the pharmacy...

Believe it or not, I get this at the pharmacy ALL. THE. TIME.

Imbecile: I need a refill of my prescription.

Me: Ok, sure. Which medication do you need us to fill for you?

Imbecile: I'm not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,663
Posted By RxZ
Lol, I saw a guy on a 'Busa with gym shorts and...

Lol, I saw a guy on a 'Busa with gym shorts and sandals on this past Saturday :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 489,547
Posted By RxZ
Tyler has started going with Victory as well. ...

Tyler has started going with Victory as well. Nice looking bikes actually, and quieter :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9,978
Views: 2,080,663
Posted By RxZ
I ride in full gear (almost all of the time, I...

I ride in full gear (almost all of the time, I live out towards Whitehouse and if I am going to a friends close by I will forgo the overpants) and get the "are you hot" question a lot. You are right...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,632
Posted By RxZ
First generation Yamaha FZ1.

First generation Yamaha FZ1.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,846
Posted By RxZ
My instructors said to ride with the brakes and...

My instructors said to ride with the brakes and clutch uncovered in MOST situations. However, they did say in heavy traffic or situations where warranted that it was ok to cover the brakes for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,218
Posted By RxZ
My Icon helmet came with one of these and a small...

My Icon helmet came with one of these and a small microfiber towel. Instructions with the helmet said to use a mild dishwashing soap in the bottle, spray on and let soak for a minute, then wipe off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 89,006
Posted By RxZ
Lol, this happened to me twice in 4 years of...

Lol, this happened to me twice in 4 years of ownership with an ex500. Turns out it happens to about all of them eventually. After the second one I thought I was pretty good at changing that seal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 89,006
Posted By RxZ
Rode my 2002 FZ1 again yesterday. Same motor as...

Rode my 2002 FZ1 again yesterday. Same motor as a 99 R1, plus about 50 lbs :D

Everytime I think of selling it for a Sportster, I twist my right hand just *this* much --> <-- and remember why I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 489,547
Posted By RxZ
Forecasts from noaa.gov are normally pretty...

Forecasts from noaa.gov are normally pretty accurate. Much more so than our local folks most of the time. No offense to the local guys, but the .gov has access to much more expensive simulators.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 973,021
Posted By RxZ
"They've" been doing chip seal on all the roads...

"They've" been doing chip seal on all the roads in east Texas lately too. I can not stand it, and neither can anyone I talk to. It must be really cheap is all I can think :dunno Texas used to have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,877
Posted By RxZ
You weren't in San Ysidro back on Saturday the...

You weren't in San Ysidro back on Saturday the 28th of June, were you? :hmmmmm

Those guys (part of Albuquerque Bike Club from the gear they were all wearing) were 50 miles from home, and...
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