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Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 76,497
Posted By pyrate
Right Decision

It's always hard to make such a decision but getting your health taken care of first will allow you to ride another day. Thanks so much for taking us along for your ride, we know it's a ton of work,...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,913,084
Posted By pyrate
I've always had better success with 4 piece rods....

I've always had better success with 4 piece rods. It's not long at all if you are using any luggage that extends off the side of the bike.
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,913,084
Posted By pyrate
Racks

Generally you need some sort of rack to attach it to so price them out too. I think that is one of the bonuses of the Giant loop
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,913,084
Posted By pyrate
Sage 490 4 piece 9' and a Ross reel. I have it in...

Sage 490 4 piece 9' and a Ross reel. I have it in that green cordura case which is a thinwall piece of PVC and foam padding for the reel. It tucks in w/ everything else as you can barely see it in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 784,344
Posted By pyrate
Is that knife on her belt for negotiating the...

Is that knife on her belt for negotiating the rates? :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,593
Posted By pyrate
Love NZ huts!!!!

Love NZ huts!!!!
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,913,084
Posted By pyrate
I carry a four piece fly fishing setup. 9' rod....

I carry a four piece fly fishing setup. 9' rod. Works pretty well.
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,593
Posted By pyrate
Lovin' it!

After spending 5 weeks in NZ in 2008 riding and hiking all over the place you realize what an amazing country you live in. It's epic scenery and very few people getting in the way of your gawking at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,633
Posted By pyrate
2 up

You might find that it's a combination of things too. At higher speeds the top case will also impact the aerodynamics. I had a similar issue on my F 650 gs Dakar and noticed that if I moved back a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 106,797
Posted By pyrate
Make Canada...

Make Canada Your Favourite? (http://youtu.be/rnxtRowcaas) :deal:lol3

http://youtu.be/rnxtRowcaas

Loved the video..... makes me think it's possible to ride a 9xx in the dirt. :lol3 (yeah, I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 235,324
Posted By pyrate
Nicaragua Canal

Any news on the Nicaragua Canal? A few news outlets are reporting protests have started after the official ceremony to begin the work.
Forum: Americas 12-24-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By pyrate
Butler Motorcycle Maps

I would recommend checking out Butler Motorcycle maps. They will help you add to your ride in areas that he coast is either plagued with traffic or you there is something worth making an inland...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 106,797
Posted By pyrate
Margin

What a great feature w/ the videos to be able to hear everyone. :clap

This comment cracked me up: :rofl"I leave a little margin for error!" :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 106,797
Posted By pyrate
Always fun to ride along...

Wans - Your RR's are always the best. :bowI kept seeing this one but simply too busy :cry to really check it out but I finally stayed up and read through it all. Great country and riding and riding...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 235,324
Posted By pyrate
Lurker but thankful to this report!

First report I've read of Reavers but glad I found it. Wife and I are planning on the same move in the next 12 months and always good to see the real world side of things. Nica and CR are the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 272,855
Posted By pyrate
Hate to see the other guy! :jomommaYou must have...

Hate to see the other guy! :jomommaYou must have put a world of hurt on him to have that kind of damage. ATGATT!! :lol3

Sorry to hear you are a sad oso! Heal up soon!!
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 272,855
Posted By pyrate
Found a GS for you!...

Found a GS for you! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tahqtLB3c-U/VACdHzAW95I/AAAAAAAAGUM/8FeBGSjlIQc/w720-h540-no/photo.JPG
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 272,855
Posted By pyrate
YeeHAWWWW!

:lol3

Every year I look forward to da best RR's evah! WAN WAN WAN!!!

:lurk

Da skoolbus is back! :clap:wings

:wave
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 200,763
Posted By pyrate
Wicked Whoo hooo, the Wans are out riding da skoolbus...

Whoo hooo, the Wans are out riding da skoolbus again!!!!
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Trunk base / mounting plate

The mounting plate for the rear trunk on my 2008 is cracked (the part that stays on the bike) and I'm curious if anyone has attempted to replace one and or have one for sale.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Ditto: like was it wrecked and the bags were...

Ditto: like was it wrecked and the bags were damaged or....?
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Hard sided luggage is stock. Trunk is an...

Hard sided luggage is stock. Trunk is an accessory.

Check this page out for year to year comparisons: http://www.fjrforum.com/files/fjrcomparo.pdf
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 74,380
Posted By pyrate
Chile.

Chile.
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 74,380
Posted By pyrate
A friend of mine rides a WR in S. America. He has...

A friend of mine rides a WR in S. America. He has 69,000 miles (not KM) on it and I asked what he has done to it. "Add fuel" was his response. So it sounds like they are up to the challenge. A WR is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Read this from Michelin's website about the PR2: ...

Read this from Michelin's website about the PR2:

180/55 ZR 17 rear also available in a 'B' version, specifically designed for loaded sport touring or riding two-up

Not sure what the exact...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Sticker

Anyone had to replace that YAMAHA "sticker" on the saddle bag? Mine has decided to jump ship (speed related? :lol3) on one side and not finding a replacement anywhere.
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Bought my '08 w/ 20,000 and had a leaking fork...

Bought my '08 w/ 20,000 and had a leaking fork seal. Not sure what the average mileage is for replacement but hopefully that helps.

One thing to note, I hear the fork oil is the same as the R1...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Talking Just because you can't see my raven 08 as it flys...

Just because you can't see my raven 08 as it flys by!!!
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,476
Posted By pyrate
In comparison to the MC5, amazingly comfortable....

In comparison to the MC5, amazingly comfortable. Very tiny exterior and fits along the ear much better with no pressure in the helmet. I wish I had ones w/ controls on them but when there is a deal...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Yeah, if I stopped filling it when it first...

Yeah, if I stopped filling it when it first appears full, the gauge doesn't render full. So not filling the additional space isn't ideal. I will try it on a center stand to see if it makes much of a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Getting on it on the center stand w/ bags on is...

Getting on it on the center stand w/ bags on is always fun. :lol3

It's one of those fun things w/ any bike is learning how much fuel you can put in it and where the reserve kicks in. The first...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Filling the tank

I picked up a 2008 and curious about filling the fuel tank. Top it off to the level of the interior "screen" and it's not full. Keep adding fuel and it runs to the top but wait a few seconds and...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,476
Posted By pyrate
Ordered a set. I will let everyone know if they...

Ordered a set. I will let everyone know if they work out. :deal
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,476
Posted By pyrate
I had the ERi6 until Dec when one side died....

I had the ERi6 until Dec when one side died. Bought the MC5 and they lasted a month. The left side crapped out last night. They were not as comfortable as the ERi6's either.

So thanks everyone...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Thanks for the pics. This kit is plug and play or...

Thanks for the pics. This kit is plug and play or cut and solder? Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Thanks for the head's up on that one. $350...

Thanks for the head's up on that one.

$350 hmmmm........ Motoworld of El Cajon. Well, I can save on shipping as they are close. I tried to by a FJR from them but their pricing was $$$$$$.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Thanks. Just bought it so trying to sort some...

Thanks. Just bought it so trying to sort some options.
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Thanks. I'll check that out.

Thanks. I'll check that out.
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Anyone have the '13 with the stock heated grips...

Anyone have the '13 with the stock heated grips able to compare with aftermarket ones the previously used on an earlier model? I'm curious if its easy or worth it to buy the '13 grips to install on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,584
Views: 775,328
Posted By pyrate
Number Fixed

Finally reached the seller.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GG7SsRum6Ck/URW-_T76qLI/AAAAAAAAFKQ/3AgzFUgs8zk/w849-h637-p-k/photo-1.JPG

2008
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