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Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 102,863
Posted By gtbensley
Which ever one you go with, make sure you get...

Which ever one you go with, make sure you get after it in second gear. This is there one weak spot, it will jump the gear under hard acceleration. I have 50k on mine and love it.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,902
Posted By gtbensley
Nicely done. That's a few miles.....any...

Nicely done. That's a few miles.....any maintenance beyond basic tires, oil, and chains?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-23-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By gtbensley
Nh salvage safety inspection

I have a 2004 fz1 that was bumped into and totaled out due to its age and miles on the bike. It basically had one broken fairing and some scratched plastics.

I am from Maine originally and the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,048
Posted By gtbensley
Solid. Nicely done

Solid. Nicely done
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,570
Posted By gtbensley
Get the Tenere.....very fun bike and I have no...

Get the Tenere.....very fun bike and I have no doubt it will be able to last a long time. My fz1 has 40k on it but I have heard of a woman who has over 200k on a stock engine. Yamaha makes stuff that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 102,863
Posted By gtbensley
Anyone have a gen 1 front head fairing kicking...

Anyone have a gen 1 front head fairing kicking around?
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
Have a link to them at all. I must be blind as I...

Have a link to them at all. I must be blind as I don't see any there.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
I am buying it back for $700 and intend to fix it...

I am buying it back for $700 and intend to fix it and do a few small mods.

parts to fix

- headlight fairing
- headlight
- fender
- maybe forks but doubt it
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
I am definitely buying it back. If I don't keep...

I am definitely buying it back. If I don't keep it my dad wants it. Best bike I have ever owned and no idea what I would replace it with. I have bike add but it's the first bike I have wanted to hold...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
Then you must have the tiger 1050? I have read a...

Then you must have the tiger 1050? I have read a bunch of your posts but couldn't remember what it is.

I couldn't be happier, I was expecting to get low balled hard, especially as the bike already...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
Well the offered me $4,817 for the bike.....hell...

Well the offered me $4,817 for the bike.....hell of a lot more then I expected. I can buy my old one back for $700 which I intend to do as it already had a salvage title.

Now I just need to find...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
Wiseblood, do you have a gen 2 now? I am...

Wiseblood, do you have a gen 2 now?

I am afraid of getting low balled, really don't want to deal with that. Thinking I might try and buy it back. I could fix the broken parts and have it on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
Nationwide claims $7000 to fix. Has yet to tell...

Nationwide claims $7000 to fix. Has yet to tell me what the value of my bike is.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
Bike was parked on the side of a road in a...

Bike was parked on the side of a road in a neighborhood in Ashville NC. A drunk driver was going down the road at 65+ mph and struck a parked truck which in turn hit an SUV which then hit my friends...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
Wow, that's pretty minor all things considered.

Wow, that's pretty minor all things considered.
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
What type of damage was sustained to the sv650?

What type of damage was sustained to the sv650?
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
Hopping to get it o a shop and check it out today.

Hopping to get it o a shop and check it out today.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
I have recites for everything I have done so far....

I have recites for everything I have done so far.

Yes the tank and rear fairing plastic have scratches from the crash. The whole front fairing, stay, headlights, fairing inserts and hardware need...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
In just parts, I am looking at $2,490.74 to...

In just parts, I am looking at $2,490.74 to replace everything including new forks as well as both triples and a scratched tail fairing. Without those parts, the price drops to $1219.66.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
Thanks for all the input. Blood, you couldn't be...

Thanks for all the input. Blood, you couldn't be more right about this. While it sucked, it could have been so much worse. I was still 1000 miles from home but at least I was not hurt. The vehicle...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
I'm leaning towards total as a front end hit...

I'm leaning towards total as a front end hit concerns me. Are scratched things painted or replaced normally?
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By gtbensley
Fz1 totaled or fixable

Last Saturday night at 2:30 am a drunk driver slammed into a parked truck, causing a chain reaction of parked vehicles to slam into one another. Unfortunately, my 2004 fz1 was one of the parked...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By gtbensley
There is some great info in here. I have mine set...

There is some great info in here. I have mine set up using a givi rack system. Works great.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=793362
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By gtbensley
You will need to buy one off someone ore make...

You will need to buy one off someone ore make your own. Not to hard to do.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 484,061
Posted By gtbensley
Thank you for the response. The wobble is...

Thank you for the response.

The wobble is there when he rides with both hands on the bars, it can be while he accelerates, holds a steady speed or starts to slow. Yes there is a lot of crap on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 484,061
Posted By gtbensley
It spins fine and when the front is suspended it...

It spins fine and when the front is suspended it doesn't seem to have slop.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,863
Views: 484,061
Posted By gtbensley
Head bearing or tire?

A friend of mine has a 2000 vfr. We are currently on a cross country trip and he has been complaining about a wobble at 45 mph. The tire has been balanced so its not that. We are thinking that its...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,497
Posted By gtbensley
Almost to Arizona on my Xc trip so far, have put...

Almost to Arizona on my Xc trip so far, have put on just shy of 3k miles with no problems yet other then a weeping clutch cover gasket. I expected that to happen and have a replacement for it. Lets...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By gtbensley
Well, I am taking off this afternoon once I am...

Well, I am taking off this afternoon once I am out of work. Headed to mass and then on ward Saturday morning. Should be a fun,interesting adventure. Plan is to slab it south for a bit to find warmer...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By gtbensley
Check to ensure it has been maintained. Ask if...

Check to ensure it has been maintained. Ask if any of the loctite fixes have been done. Plenty of people have well over 30k on stock engines. Parts are very available as well. As the obove poster...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By gtbensley
For what you are looking to do, the drz sm would...

For what you are looking to do, the drz sm would be a great bike. I have one and love it. It is by far the most gun bike I have ever driven or owned. They are bullet proof and the maintence is very...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,497
Posted By gtbensley
Thank you for the response. I seem to be the...

Thank you for the response.

I seem to be the opposite, my bike shifts better when cold.
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,497
Posted By gtbensley
Fellow fz1 owners, I could use a little help...

Fellow fz1 owners, I could use a little help please. I am leaving in two weeks for a cross country trip, Maine to California and back, and am working on getting my bike in good condition. One problem...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 102,863
Posted By gtbensley
I have a CeeBailey on mine and very happy with...

I have a CeeBailey on mine and very happy with that.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By gtbensley
I agree, it's not hard to ride a 17in rim bike...

I agree, it's not hard to ride a 17in rim bike off road at all. Yes, at 19 or 21 will be better at it but the smaller rim will not be a big deal unless you ride very rocky or sandy trails. I have a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,497
Posted By gtbensley
I don't want to start a war but I'm curious what...

I don't want to start a war but I'm curious what oil people are using? I have noticed on cold mornings my bike shift much better then when it's warm out. I am currently running 15-40 in it, rotella....
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,497
Posted By gtbensley
I have read second gear can be an issue. This was...

I have read second gear can be an issue. This was supposedly resolved in 04 with a different cut on the dogs or something like that. Other then a notchy gear box, one of the best bikes out there.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,497
Posted By gtbensley
Not a first gen specific one

Not a first gen specific one
Forum: Americas 09-12-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By gtbensley
I think you have hit the ticket. I'm from Maine...

I think you have hit the ticket. I'm from Maine so I am pretty used to the cold weather, ride year round up here. This trip is happening no matter the weather, yes we will wait for a decent few days...
Forum: Americas 09-11-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By gtbensley
ME to CA in November....camping

This November a good friend of mine and myself will be heading out cross country, leaving Maine and hopefully making it to Ca and back in about a months time. This will be our first big trip on...
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