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Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
Have you considered a fly and buy? No better way...

Have you considered a fly and buy? No better way to get to know your new bike than to spend a long weekend on her. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
The Shad bags look like a pretty good...

The Shad bags look like a pretty good alternative. http://www.shadonline.com/yamaha-FJ-09-2014-shad-support-brackets-p/fj09fullset.htm

Here's an image......
Forum: Americas 04-25-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By 98stage2
You've brought up a good point... The weekend I...

You've brought up a good point... The weekend I am there leads in to Memorial Day weekend. How bad will traffic be on the roads worth riding? :huh
Forum: Americas 04-21-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By 98stage2
:freaky Wow, I didn't realize there were so...

:freaky

Wow, I didn't realize there were so many great roads so close. I'm staying on Pepperdine's campus through the week before for work training. From the 23rd on, I can go and do as I please....
Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By 98stage2
3 to 4 days in SoCal, where to go?

I've got 3 to 4 days from May 23rd to May 26th/27th. Should I shoot up Hwy 1 to Monterey, or make a run for Sequoia and Death Valley? I've driven Hwy 1 in a car and spent a year living in Monterey so...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
Just came off of a demo ride. Bike was better...

Just came off of a demo ride. Bike was better than I had expected it to be, but I had several 2-3 and 3-4 false shifts. Has anyone else experienced this? It very well could have been me, but after...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
*drops mic* :lol3

*drops mic*

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
I think he means the dealer wanted $3,900, plus...

I think he means the dealer wanted $3,900, plus his FZ-09. Assuming he pays sticker, his FZ would be valued at ~$6,550.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
You could always opt for a cheerleader sidepiece....

You could always opt for a cheerleader sidepiece. At 95 lbs. soaking wet, you'll have plenty of load carrying capacity left over. :deal
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-07-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,602
Posted By 98stage2
:lurk Great thread so far, I've learned a...

:lurk

Great thread so far, I've learned a lot already. Subscribing.
Forum: Americas 01-03-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By 98stage2
10 days to ride back to Houston, TX. Where should I start?

I'm planning a fly, buy, and ride to celebrate my upcoming 40th birthday. I'll have 10 days to make my way back to Houston, and since starting to research trip ideas I've become overwhelmed with...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 188,508
Posted By 98stage2
eakins: Is the 6 for $60 sale still going on?

eakins: Is the 6 for $60 sale still going on?
Forum: Americas 01-01-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,360
Posted By 98stage2
That's certainly food for thought. I had not...

That's certainly food for thought. I had not considered that route, thanks for the input.

2mstone: Unfortunately, I don't think SD is on the radar timewise.
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,360
Posted By 98stage2
Thanks for the tips HCH. I don't believe Texas...

Thanks for the tips HCH. I don't believe Texas has any such laws for motorcycles (I'm 100% positive they don't for vehicles), but I will double check just to be sure.

I'm not necessarily pressed...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,360
Posted By 98stage2
So the window of post-snow, pre-tourist is a...

So the window of post-snow, pre-tourist is a small one, egads. I've never been to Yellowstone, so would you say that this an idea worth pursuing? How's the riding up there? As a frame of reference, I...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,360
Posted By 98stage2
Fly, buy, and ride into Jackson, WY?

I turn 40 in July and am buying my first "off the showroom floor" bike this coming year. It hit me yesterday that maybe I could fly from Houston, TX, into Jackson, WY to buy the bike, spend a couple...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
Congrats Pavemike! Great bike, great wife. ...

Congrats Pavemike! Great bike, great wife.

/thread
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
Not the answer I was hoping for... :cry

Not the answer I was hoping for... :cry
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
How would one go about getting a Race Blu...

How would one go about getting a Race Blu w/US-spec gauges ordered into the states? Is it even possible? That really is the best color.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
But the flip side is that there will be an ample...

But the flip side is that there will be an ample supply of used ones for sale this time next year. Of course, I don't think I'll be able to hold out that long.
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
:rofl Is it always like this here when a new...

:rofl

Is it always like this here when a new bike launches?
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
TL;DR: just click GrahamD's link above ^ No,...

TL;DR: just click GrahamD's link above ^

No, he's correct. It was a copyright issue, as per Yamaha if I recall correctly.

Ford had made a Futura since 1962, so I'm not sure if Aprilia really...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
Can anyone back out the VAT and convert that to...

Can anyone back out the VAT and convert that to US dollars? Or would that just give us the already published US MSRP?

Still chomping at the bit to see it in person! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,322
Posted By 98stage2
vfr750 or vfr800 and be done with it... ...

vfr750 or vfr800 and be done with it...


Go Vols! :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
And the award for,...

And the award for, "I-haven't-researched-a-thing-and-I-hate-this-bike-already", goes to....

*facepalm*

:D
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,488
Posted By 98stage2
So why not just wait on the S1000XR that goes on...

So why not just wait on the S1000XR that goes on sale early-ish next year?
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
I like this bike, and am excited to see it in...

I like this bike, and am excited to see it in person. A question:

At $10,490 w/out luggage, and then pushing $12k with bags, liners, locks, etc. Is the price approaching the point where you would...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
By all means, point away... I'm stuck at work and...

By all means, point away... I'm stuck at work and heavily firewalled... You're my only hope Obi Wan!
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
Any word on when it goes on sale?

Any word on when it goes on sale?
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
Are you me? :huh That's exactly what I'm looking...

Are you me? :huh That's exactly what I'm looking as well...

My hope is that the FJ-09 is Yamaha's more economical version of a Multistrada *fingers crossed*
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
Looking good... :evil That's a luggage...

Looking good... :evil

That's a luggage mounting system underneath the grab rails, right?
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
If that price includes hard bags, cruise, heated...

If that price includes hard bags, cruise, heated grips, and adjustable wind-screen... I'll buy you a cookie. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 487,026
Posted By 98stage2
Anyone want to hazard a guess on what the MSRP...

Anyone want to hazard a guess on what the MSRP will be?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-05-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By 98stage2
Suggestions for exploring around El Paso?

It looks like I may have two days to rent a bike and ride around El Paso the first week in November. I'm new to Texas (moved to Houston from NC) and I'd like to see the "places you gotta ride in West...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By 98stage2
Blue Honda Goldwing in Sevierville, TN tonight

EDIT: Vented, I feel better now...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By 98stage2
You could always ask for them to provide you with...

You could always ask for them to provide you with a Femtocell for the station. It plugs in to the existing broadband network there, routes your calls over the internet and into T-Mobile's switch....
Forum: Americas 12-10-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By 98stage2
:lurk Subscribing, so keep up posted. I did...

:lurk

Subscribing, so keep up posted. I did my undergrad work at UT so give Knoxville a hug for me as you ride through! And if you have the chance, a picture of your bike in front of Neyland...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 109,432
Views: 21,988,253
Posted By 98stage2
Too many miles?

I'm starting to look for my first dual sport and have found a 2006 with 18,000 miles for sale. How may miles is "too many"? Also, are there any known issues I should look out for? Thanks! :freaky
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-22-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By 98stage2
Thanks for the recommendations! I grew up on...

Thanks for the recommendations! I grew up on Western Carolina style, found Texas brisket in late teens, East Tennessee (similar to WNC, but a sweeter sauce) in my mid twenties, Memphis ribs soon...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-21-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By 98stage2
Best BBQ in KC?

I'll be in Overland Park, KS for the week on work.... where can a born and bred North Carolina boy, well-steeped in the ways of smoked pig, find the best bbq that Kansas has to offer? I'm especially...
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