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Forum: Face plant 12-12-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
New wheels are Here

My new wheelchair made from lighter materials has finally arrived. Its not as exciting as my 2012 DL650 was when I got it new but the new chair does roll better and wheelie better than the old one. ...
Forum: Face plant 11-29-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Hi Tammy, Saw you at RORR events over the...

Hi Tammy,
Saw you at RORR events over the years. Thanks for your note. My son, all 6' 5" of him, loves to ride the HT-1. Its a gold one, all original, with a Skyway silencer that was put on by...
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Hello and Thanks!

Its been a while since I updated everyone here. Since the last post my wife and I have moved to a ranch house to accomodate my special needs. We did the move on Nov 10th here in Lititz PA. The...
Forum: Face plant 08-25-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,160
Posted By not2fast
From one stumpy to another

Glad to see you are up and still riding. I lost my right leg to a person that pulled out in front of me. I have about 8 inches of leg left. The crash also made me a paraplegic so my riding days are...
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Balance is a game

Each day brings its ups and downs. Finding ways to overcome the downs makes for many up moments. My missing leg makes my balance unstable but I'm learing to compensate. Getting in and out of bed...
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
One day at a time...

You never realize how simple tasks like reaching for a book or drink require skill when in a wheelchair. Balance is everything for these moves. I have to laugh at myself when I can't get to...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Still Tinkering with bikes

My son and I got my 1970 Yamaha HT-1 enduro 90 running yesterday. It was fun therapy for me to show him how to make it happen. Hearing a 40 yr old two stroke run is music to the ears. I just wish...
Forum: Face plant 08-16-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Thanks to all who helped me

Well I am home again after another hospital stay. 10 days this time for an infection. Thank you to everyone who supported my benrfit ride. I am blessed to have you all as friends.

Keep me in...
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Update- I am home

I am now back at my home in Lititz. It has been a big transition from hospital to home. My wonderful wife is my support. She has been exposed to more than I ever thought she would ever have to do...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By not2fast
You could try Camp Hill Yamaha too. If you were...

You could try Camp Hill Yamaha too. If you were closer to me I would say Ephrata Honda in Ephrata PA. Excellent shop and great dealer. Chuck is the owner and Chad, his son are the folks to see...
Forum: Face plant 07-04-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Again, thank you all for your thoughts. It is a...

Again, thank you all for your thoughts. It is a difficult road but the only road I have. I need to forge on,. Its difficult some days to find that courage but the card, calls and well wishes I get...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,790
Posted By not2fast
My dealer where I bought the first one he got in...

My dealer where I bought the first one he got in said there are no more available. THis was in May. If the dealer didn't order enough there are no more. Reason was the number of unsold...
Forum: Face plant 06-26-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Thanks to all who are keeping the faith with me. ...

Thanks to all who are keeping the faith with me. Good to hear from you Tom N, Been a while since we rode but had fun in the process.

Theapy is like training for the Olympics!

Terry
Forum: Face plant 06-24-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
What a rig!

Love that wheel chair bike! I'm sure the last thing my wife wants to see is a bike but its good to know its out there. I'm selling my remaining suzukis, a 99 DR650 and a 2002 DL1000 to keep peace...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
My DL650 was Safety Orange Ha!

It is a bit of a standing joke with me and a F800 GS owner I know that we were both riding the bikes with the safety orange paint scheme when we were hit. His damage was not as bad but we both...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 67,723
Posted By not2fast
Appreciate the thoughts

There's a historical marker just ouside the hospital that made me think of this link. Yea, stuff happens and happens quick. I will continue to read your posts here as its good therapy.

Go get...
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Thanks

Thanks for all the replys. Its great to hear from all of you even though most of us have never met face to face. I am doing my best to be positive and your messages help alot.

Terry
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Its me typing and doing

Yes, I'm behind the keyboard and the upper half is still working well.

Ass for what happened, the jeep driver pulled out into my path. The police are still working on the case but that is what I...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
ABS and Police reports

A note that the police did not see skid marks from my 12 DL650. They are not aware of bikes with ABS so if they question skid marks be sure they know if you have ABS for their reports.

Thanks for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-20-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 67,723
Posted By not2fast
Not 2 fast is out of the game

I was involved in a serious accident that has ended my riding. Remember my standing and I still find the markers but not by cycle.

Terry
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,677
Posted By not2fast
Not2fast is down

Hello,
Some of you know me from rides and Ephrata cycle gatherings. On May 11 I was involved in a collison with a Jeep. I had the right of way when the jeepdriver drove into me from my right side....
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,016
Posted By not2fast
I have been using your method for years. It...

I have been using your method for years. It works. Its not as elegant as others but it can be done. I have an 02 DL1000 with a 22"x10"x10 sports gear bag bungeed to the back rack. That and some...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By not2fast
I replaced the pump and filter with a new unit at...

I replaced the pump and filter with a new unit at nearly the same mileage as you on my 02 DL1000. The change for me was going from a jerky running bike to a very smooth operation. Fuel filters are...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By not2fast
I did this ride in 1983 on a 1982 Suzuki GS750T. ...

I did this ride in 1983 on a 1982 Suzuki GS750T. Rode from Lancaster PA to Bar Harbor, took the ferry (six hours back then) to Yarmouth NS and then toured NS for a few days before returning. My...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,834
Posted By not2fast
I just bought a 2012 DL650 and still own a 2002...

I just bought a 2012 DL650 and still own a 2002 DL100 that I bought new in June 2002. When I bought the 650, the 1000 was parked next to it. It was a tough choice not to get another 1000 especially...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-10-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 13,816
Posted By not2fast
Sounds good to me. I would like to make it if...

Sounds good to me. I would like to make it if I'm not dragging my son's stuff home from college that weekend. I'm up here in norhtern Lancaster county, near Brickerville. There's a few gravel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,944
Posted By not2fast
Like I said, not for me but if you want to try it...

Like I said, not for me but if you want to try it that's fine. I do recall hearing the owner of a big Triumph, the 2000cc model say he had one on the back. A big bike that does not lean over much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,944
Posted By not2fast
So do you use a M&S rated tire for off road?? ...

So do you use a M&S rated tire for off road?? I've seen some scooter riders do this mod but other than a boss hoss or a trike it does not appear to be too popular with motorcycle riders in my area. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 35,944
Posted By not2fast
Why??

I have to ask....why would you do it? A car tire is meant to have the tread in full contact with the road surface. A motorcycle tire is contoured (rounded) for a reason. It can grip when the bike...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,096
Posted By not2fast
My 2012 DL650 is sitting next to my 2002 DL1000. ...

My 2012 DL650 is sitting next to my 2002 DL1000. Big contrast between the two. I like the nimble feel of the 2012 and how it is more responsive to steering inputs. The 60 mpg on regular gas is...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 37,855
Posted By not2fast
Well, to me, no. I rode the Tiger and F800 and...

Well, to me, no. I rode the Tiger and F800 and for what I want the answer was the cost difference was too much. The new DL650 is really an improved bike. I have an 02 DL1000 that I bought new and...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,861
Posted By not2fast
Fuel pump or filter

I replaced the fuel pump at 55,000mi on my 02 DL1000 as noisy and the filter was showing signs of poor fuel flow. Since the filter was nearly $300 I went with replacing the whole assembly for about...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,302
Posted By not2fast
Got it Today!

I could not take this crazy warm weather anymore and called the dealer to have the bike ready for today. I picked it up in late afternoon and managed to get 75 miles on it. As far as pictures, see...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 37,855
Posted By not2fast
I bought a 2012 Strom yesterday so my opinion...

I bought a 2012 Strom yesterday so my opinion will be biased for sure. But I did ride the Triumph 800xc. I REALLY WANTED the xc. I had done the on line stuff to lay one out like I wanted, I sat on...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,302
Posted By not2fast
I find it a bit amusing that Suzuki has dropped...

I find it a bit amusing that Suzuki has dropped the V-Strom name from the gas tank. I guess they saw all the bikes that had it removed and decided to save some $$$ and do it for us. Im thinking it...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,302
Posted By not2fast
I would like to do that to except its still at...

I would like to do that to except its still at the dealers until I can get him the rest of the money and get the bike added to my insurance. Should happen later in the week.

Terry
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,302
Posted By not2fast
No. I had been there but the orange one they had...

No. I had been there but the orange one they had was already sold or at least had money put down on it. I bought mine at M&S Suzuki on rt 322 near Ephrata. I bought my 02 DL1000 there too. They...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,302
Posted By not2fast
Well after posting my comments last week I went...

Well after posting my comments last week I went back to my local dealer this morning and put a deposit on a standard 2012 in orange. No extras on it just the bike. Since I have money earning zero...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,302
Posted By not2fast
The new 650 goes right up to speed almost like it...

The new 650 goes right up to speed almost like it has an electric motor in it. I did not run it hard as the one I rode was just taken out of the crate on Friday and I rode it Saturday. I am new...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,302
Posted By not2fast
Rode one yesterday at my local dealership. ...

Rode one yesterday at my local dealership. Holdup has been a brake light switch on the front lever. Its been safety recalled and some dealers are waiting for the switch to come in from Suzuki to...
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