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Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,340
Posted By thisisbenji
I wouldn't be asking the question if I had...

I wouldn't be asking the question if I had experience with bigger bikes... heck I can't even lift half them off their side stands.



I usually do 500 miles days on my FZ trouble free, no...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,340
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm not talking 125s, my definition of small is...

I'm not talking 125s, my definition of small is more like FZ07, Monster 821, FZ09, Street Triple, SV650, etc. Something that's right around 400 lbs ready to ride and has 70+ hp.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,340
Posted By thisisbenji
Your bike is the type of motorcycle I could...

Your bike is the type of motorcycle I could actually picture myself riding long distances on! Your right about the reliability thing though, that would be a bit scary. You could always pick up one of...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,340
Posted By thisisbenji
Is More Really Better?!

When it comes to touring on a motorcycle it seems the theme is "more is better". However, I'm not sure that this is true. My mind always seems to tell me "less is better" when it comes to...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 30,057
Posted By thisisbenji
Now the question for me is what's better the FZ09...

Now the question for me is what's better the FZ09 w/ $2,000 into the suspension or the GSX-S1000 stock? I really like the FZ09, but the suspension is absolute garbage. This Suzuki has the potential...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 699,055
Posted By thisisbenji
Just test rode the FZ09 and FZ07 in Mukwonago, Wi...

Just test rode the FZ09 and FZ07 in Mukwonago, Wi (also too my FZ6 on the same route). The route was a good mix of 55 mph straights and some nice winding roads. I got to really push the three bikes a...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 699,055
Posted By thisisbenji
Is the suspension that much worse than the FZ6?...

Is the suspension that much worse than the FZ6? Because the stock FZ6 suspension does just fine two-up.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 30,057
Posted By thisisbenji
Dang... at $10,500 for the ABS version this...

Dang... at $10,500 for the ABS version this becomes substantially more exciting. Just have to wait to see how it compares to the Z1000 and CB1000R.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,812
Posted By thisisbenji
I feel like ya'll got trolled yourself, offered...

I feel like ya'll got trolled yourself, offered him up EXACTLY what he was asking for and he says "read post again" haha.

Internet gold.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 554,285
Posted By thisisbenji
Awe, man! I'm jealous!

Awe, man! I'm jealous!
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 699,055
Posted By thisisbenji
Ah... that changes things. I'm 5'6" and 145 lbs...

Ah... that changes things. I'm 5'6" and 145 lbs and fairly athletic. I don't get sore easy. Also, the girlfriend is 4'11" and about 100 lbs (she claims under 100 lbs), so two-up is never an issue.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,910
Posted By thisisbenji
http://www.3xmotorcycles.com/cmsAdmin/uploads/stre...

http://www.3xmotorcycles.com/cmsAdmin/uploads/street-triple-r-2013-10.jpg

Boom, that's the bike! All day comfort, light weight, good gas mileage, good looks, good sounds, good price. It's just...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 699,055
Posted By thisisbenji
Well, it's a good think my girlfriend doesn't...

Well, it's a good think my girlfriend doesn't really like riding for longer than an hour at a time anyways. Also, she said using the grab handle on the FZ6 isn't very comfortable anyways. Like she...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 699,055
Posted By thisisbenji
So uh.... this is my current bike, it's a 2009...

So uh.... this is my current bike, it's a 2009 FZ6.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee476/thisisbenji/FZ6/_DSC7407.jpg...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,222
Posted By thisisbenji
Found a video of me at ACC on May 23, 2015. ...

Found a video of me at ACC on May 23, 2015.

It was my second time at a track day and a guy got about 1 minute of video of me before passing me.

https://youtu.be/gnhGSp6dSBQ?t=12m30s

He...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By thisisbenji
The FZ6 would make a great bike to start with. ...

The FZ6 would make a great bike to start with.

It's a bit lighter than the FZ1 but still has plenty of power, it has more than anyone really needs for the street. It just lacks in the torque and...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,222
Posted By thisisbenji
Tires are such a personal choice and selection...

Tires are such a personal choice and selection preferences vary greatly by rider and bike.

I'd say as long as it's a brand name, why not try it? The only person who can really tell you if a tire...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By thisisbenji
Ah.... this happened to one of my buddies. His...

Ah.... this happened to one of my buddies. His charging system went out on the highway and before we knew it the bike was melting the plastics around the exhaust pipe. Ended up being the rectifier or...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,222
Posted By thisisbenji
That's funny, around Chicago I find myself...

That's funny, around Chicago I find myself wishing the bike would run a bit hotter. I feel like half of my riding season is spent riding in 40 degree temperatures.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-04-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,222
Posted By thisisbenji
What is this bars thing we're talking about?

What is this bars thing we're talking about?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-04-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,222
Posted By thisisbenji
What kind of temperatures does your dash say?...

What kind of temperatures does your dash say? Mine goes anywhere from 175 - 212 degrees f, usually it's right around 200 degrees.

I never notice any heat coming from the bike that bothers me.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,832,024
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm in between that one and the Street Triple R...

I'm in between that one and the Street Triple R myself. Can't decide if i want engine or suspension. It's mostly flat where I live with very little in the way of tight winding roads. So I'm not sure...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,222
Posted By thisisbenji
How are you liking that headlight? When I had it...

How are you liking that headlight? When I had it on my bike I was never really happy with it.

Anyways, in true ADV style I took my FZ6 on some gravel/grass double track yesterday.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-27-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,019
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm sure you could drop it an inch or so......

I'm sure you could drop it an inch or so... however, I'm 5'6" with a rather short in seem and after sitting on the 2015 R1 I wouldn't change a thing with the ride height. It seemed perfect for me. I...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-26-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,222
Posted By thisisbenji
There's just one sticker on the FZ6 and it's the...

There's just one sticker on the FZ6 and it's the one on the upper cowl. It's not under the clear and is easily removable. Many folks prefer the look of the bike without the sticker and remove it. The...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-24-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 192,688
Posted By thisisbenji
That's crazy since you can ride most of the year....

That's crazy since you can ride most of the year. I'm up by Chicago and we get 6 months of good weather, 3 months of can't ride, and 3 months of 40 degree riding.

I guess it just really depends on...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-24-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 192,688
Posted By thisisbenji
Man... if I could get $1,500/yr insurance on a...

Man... if I could get $1,500/yr insurance on a S1000R I would buy one in a heartbeat. Currently the cheapest quote I'v got is $4500/yr. (I'm a 25 year old single male with a perfect record).
Forum: Road Warriors 04-24-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,222
Posted By thisisbenji
Here's a couple of quick photos from a recent...

Here's a couple of quick photos from a recent ride.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee476/thisisbenji/Kettle%20Moraine/_DSC1821.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13,330
Views: 2,617,919
Posted By thisisbenji
It seems like a 300 version of this bike would...

It seems like a 300 version of this bike would make perfect sense though. It's not like it really competes in a racing class and it would give it that extra little bit of power it needs without...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-07-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,080
Posted By thisisbenji
But why sacrifice weight when going to a naked...

But why sacrifice weight when going to a naked bike? If anything they should be lighter. Just because I don't want to ride a supersport doesn't mean I wouldn't enjoy a lightweight bike.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-27-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 326,515
Posted By thisisbenji
Your bike is amazing, the Daytona rear fairing...

Your bike is amazing, the Daytona rear fairing conversion is beautiful. Looks much better than the Rx.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-16-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,571
Posted By thisisbenji
Well... my arms are near lockout in the photo....

Well... my arms are near lockout in the photo. I'd probably end up riding leaned farther forward. That being said, it's no where near as aggressive feeling as a R6. It is however noticeably more...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-15-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,571
Posted By thisisbenji
That's really odd, you would think they would...

That's really odd, you would think they would have been at both. I wonder if it had something to do with local dealer involvement? I'm pretty sure Woodstock KTM/Triumph/HD had a big presence at the...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-15-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,571
Posted By thisisbenji
Yup! At first I was a bit disappoint because I...

Yup! At first I was a bit disappoint because I didn't see the RC390, but found the 390 Duke no problem. They had the RC hidden behind the wall that is behind me in the photos. The rest of the bikes...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-15-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 47,571
Posted By thisisbenji
Well I sat on one today, I think I'm going to...

Well I sat on one today, I think I'm going to take the plunge back into a small displacement machine. I'm purchasing a home in june, so I'll be looking to get one after that.

I wasn't too sold on...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-05-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,781
Posted By thisisbenji
My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,781
Posted By thisisbenji
It's styled after the GP machine, duh! It's...

It's styled after the GP machine, duh!

It's not trying to be daring or exciting. It's trying to replicate a race bike.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,019
Posted By thisisbenji
The Honda is a halo product, the Yamaha is...

The Honda is a halo product, the Yamaha is something I can actually afford.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 10-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By thisisbenji
I run the TomTom app, it doesn't require cell...

I run the TomTom app, it doesn't require cell service or a data connection. Has a "windy road" button too.

The iPhone pictured doesn't even have service. I'm just using it for navigation until my...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 10-03-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By thisisbenji
I have had no issues with the compass. I'v had...

I have had no issues with the compass. I'v had the case for two years on my iPhone 5. I have a new one on order for my iPhone 6+ that hopefully will perform just as well.
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