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Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 58,998
Posted By SkiMan
So, a friend goes into MotorSports Nations (Honda...

So, a friend goes into MotorSports Nations (Honda Dealer) today and has the following conversation concerning the VFR......

Salesman #1: "what is a vfr??"

Sales manager: "We don't plan to stock...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
No supports. Strapped across pillion and there is...

No supports. Strapped across pillion and there is also a securement tab that secures to the passenger foot peg and one that clips to the rear of the fender.
Padding on the inside face of the bags...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
Another view of the luggage set up on the FZ8 ...

Another view of the luggage set up on the FZ8
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg496/kw13571/MSP_4430.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
Mounting the s/w moto rack was pretty straight...

Mounting the s/w moto rack was pretty straight forward.
I average about 55mpg on the FZ8.
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
I'm running the s/w moto rack with a shad top...

I'm running the s/w moto rack with a shad top case and Nelson Rigg soft sided panniers. Bought the rack and top case through Twisted Throttle. For extra storage I strap on a waterproof duffle on the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg496/kw13571/...

http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg496/kw13571/KRS_4133.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/kw13571/media/KRS_4133.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
As requested...... Hmmm....won't upload from...

As requested......
Hmmm....won't upload from photobucket
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
Wow....glad to see we're alive again and there's...

Wow....glad to see we're alive again and there's interest in the FZ6R and the FZ8! Have thought about starting a separate FZ8 discussion, but didn't think there would be enough interest.

To update...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By SkiMan
I know that this may not be of total help,...

I know that this may not be of total help, but.......

Here in Connecticut, auto dealers often register new/used cars for purchasers who live out of state. Case in point.....my daughter lives in...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By SkiMan
Check out the FZ8...

Check out the FZ8 forum.....http://www.fz8-forum.com/forum/
Pretty friendly crowd with lots of good info.
I have a 2012 that I bought in March of this year for just under 8K out the door. Came off...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By SkiMan
Thanks! Often times its the obvious solutions...

Thanks!
Often times its the obvious solutions that we overlook and this I certainly didn't even think about.
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By SkiMan
Denali Fuse Block Installation

I'm in the process of installing a Denali PowerHub2 fuse block and have gotten the positive and negative wires in but I'm not sure where I should be connecting the trigger wire. Based on all that...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By SkiMan
Had a 1990 FJ1200 up until this past March. Great...

Had a 1990 FJ1200 up until this past March. Great bike with lots of pulling power. Will cruise all day in the upper digits. If you get one with a stock seat, their rather uncomfortable (at least I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By SkiMan
I rode a 90 FJ1200 for a number of years and...

I rode a 90 FJ1200 for a number of years and absolutely loved the bike as a weekend tourer. Extremely comfortable with ability to cruise all day in the upper digits. Twist the throttle at any speed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,852
Posted By SkiMan
Congrat's on the FZ8 purchase! I bought a new 12...

Congrat's on the FZ8 purchase! I bought a new 12 in March and it's turned out to be pretty much everything I was looking for after coming off a FJ1200. Have it now set up for touring with the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
Since I originally started this discussion and...

Since I originally started this discussion and haven't looked at it in quite awhile, thought I should up date and let you know what happened with my idea of a FZ6R.

Well.....this spring I wound...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,242
Posted By SkiMan
I purchased a 2012 FZ8 just a couple of weeks ago...

I purchased a 2012 FZ8 just a couple of weeks ago after having come off of a FJ1200 that I loved and hated to get rid of. Decided it was time to down size, shed some of the weight of the 1200 and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,719
Posted By SkiMan
Check this out:...

Check this out: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706275&highlight=FZ6R
I think I got the right tread here. If not search "Yamaha FZ6R as a sport touring bike"
I have considered this...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 85,177
Posted By SkiMan
If the Hyperstrada is able to get 40-45, it rises...

If the Hyperstrada is able to get 40-45, it rises closer to the top of my list. Just need to see and sit on it at the show.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 85,177
Posted By SkiMan
What is the projected fuel mileage/range and...

What is the projected fuel mileage/range and where can it be found?
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,755
Posted By SkiMan
If you look closely at theFZ8's tail section,...

If you look closely at theFZ8's tail section, you'll note that there are no grab rails or clips to secure luggage. If you're considering using it for a tourer, you're committed to getting a rear...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,755
Posted By SkiMan
Hear you on the FZ1....for me, I just don't need...

Hear you on the FZ1....for me, I just don't need that extra power (don't use what I have now in the 1200). Your right about the FZ1 mileage but the 8 is listed at 39 and I suspect that you should be...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,755
Posted By SkiMan
Also shopping at this time. Dealer has several...

Also shopping at this time. Dealer has several 12's still available and indicated that I could probably pick one up for around $7,600. The 13's are suggested at $8,800. I'm down sizing from a fj1200....
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 64,731
Posted By SkiMan
I'm looking at a 2009 FZ6 thru a Yamaha...

I'm looking at a 2009 FZ6 thru a Yamaha dealer......
asking $5,300 with 5,200 miles, and detachable side bags, no tail box.
Serviced thru the dealer selling.
Reasonable? Still plan on making...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 251,400
Posted By SkiMan
A little older sport tourer, but still alot of...

A little older sport tourer, but still alot of miles left!

http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg496/kw13571/FJ1200/IMG_2175.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
Thanks for all the info that everyone has posted...

Thanks for all the info that everyone has posted up here for me, really appreciate it!
You all have me convinced that this is the right setup for what I'm looking for however, one glitch has popped...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
breeze... I hear you on the other suggestions....

breeze... I hear you on the other suggestions. All nice rides but I have to immediately knock out the triumphs as the local dealer isn't really interested in supporting the brand (their also a Harley...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
Hey Superzoom....I like the set up you have...

Hey Superzoom....I like the set up you have there. Bags look like they fit nicely on the bike and don't really detrack from the overall look. As I pointed out in my original post, I dont' need to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
Thanks for the respnses thus far, keep them...

Thanks for the respnses thus far, keep them coming if you've got something I should know.
I found an 2009 with less then 1k miles on it for about $5,500. Its white with the weird graphics, but that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,498
Posted By SkiMan
Yamaha FZ6R as a Sport Touring Bike?

Anyone riding a Yamaha FZ6r?
I'm thinking of downsizing from my 1990 FJ1200. While the FJ is an extremely comfortable sport touring bike, I find that as it ages (like me) it's needing more and more...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,798
Posted By SkiMan
Welcome to the ranks of Fj1200 ownership. I've...

Welcome to the ranks of Fj1200 ownership. I've had my 1990 Fj for several years now and absolutely love the bike. You'll be amazed at the comments you'll get with people just not believing you've...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By SkiMan
Mountain eagle...... I don't necessarily...

Mountain eagle......

I don't necessarily want to switch to another model part for the Fork Bridge.

Sounds like you may have an original stashed away in the garage and that your willing to...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By SkiMan
In need of CB 360T Parts

Have a CB 360T that I'm cafeing and am in need of a front brake caliper assembly, does anyone know what other Honda brake caliper can be used?
Am I better off just changing it over to drum?

Also...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By SkiMan
I've got a 90 FJ (non abs) and the only mods that...

I've got a 90 FJ (non abs) and the only mods that I've made are the addition of a corbin seat and stainless brake lines.
Roll on power in 5th is great.
100k on one of these is common.
Very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By SkiMan
Anyone dealt w/ Rancho Motorcycle Dismantling?

Wanted to know if anyone has dealt with Rancho Motorcycling Dismantling in Rancho Cordova. Appears that they maintain a fairly health inventory w/ reasonable pricing.


Appreciate the feedback.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,535
Posted By SkiMan
My best investment! IMHO, best sport tour out...

My best investment!
IMHO, best sport tour out there:clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-16-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By SkiMan
Loved the story. In ones time of disbelief, the...

Loved the story.
In ones time of disbelief, the wife always cackles.
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By SkiMan
Stockers Starters

This guy was good!
Called Wednesday
Knew the part number right off. Recommended 4 brush over 2 brush for the same price.
Wanted to know about 2 day delivery, asked to if he could give me a call...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By SkiMan
Question Starter Motors, OEM or ?

I need a new starter for my 1990 FJ 1200 and I've been looking around at prices. A new OEM goes for around $300.00 while "A#1 Starterman" on ebay has new for $99.00. Has anyone used this guy?...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,241
Posted By SkiMan
Block Island Light House

[quote=kawalaser]http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k78/equivokal/VFRBI1.jpg


Nice backdrop with the north lighthouse out at Block!
Want to make the ride over there.
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