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Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 518,516
Posted By RussellH
2004 VFR question

I have an opportunity to buy a 2004 VFR. I know very little about the VFRs especially the year to year changes and what's supposed to a good model year for them. This one has 25k miles on it, ABS and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 295,327
Posted By RussellH
Thanks! did you say 10mins, SOLD! :lol3

Thanks! did you say 10mins, SOLD! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 125,759
Posted By RussellH
Yep the ST1300

Sold my Ninja 650 for the ST1300 when my gf started riding with me. It's a great bike for what it is i.e. a heavy sport tourer, amazingly smooth engine (but no soul), quiet, comfortable, great...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 295,327
Posted By RussellH
Nice! What are the advantages of the 08+ rear...

Nice! What are the advantages of the 08+ rear shock over the factory one i.e. adjustability? stiffer springs? etc? Is it bolt-on solution or requires modifications? Just trying to understand the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 295,327
Posted By RussellH
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c57/bimm328/1d28...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c57/bimm328/1d280ebb.jpg

While the gf is busy practicing her skills on the Ninja I'm having fun tinkering and riding this bike. I finally got around to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,293
Posted By RussellH
I've been debating the same thing myself. For the...

I've been debating the same thing myself. For the price of renting the S1K I can take another class which is more valuable to me. In my case since I'll be taking level 1 and 2 at the Streets of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,490
Posted By RussellH
I've been a AAA member for at least a decade. I...

I've been a AAA member for at least a decade. I have their AAA Plus with 100 mile free towing to which I added the optional RV/Motorcycle coverage - I'm pretty well covered from the roadside...
Forum: Face plant 05-17-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,926
Posted By RussellH
Glad you're OK despite the bike. Bikes can be...

Glad you're OK despite the bike. Bikes can be replaced.

I don't respect those who're cocky and sound like they're immune to accidents or somehow better riders than others. Especially on this...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,270
Posted By RussellH
I should mention that most of my ST1300 riding is...

I should mention that most of my ST1300 riding is 2up. With the bike being 750lb we're over 1000lbs of rolling mass and that ain't no joke :deal especially for someone who only has 6k miles of total...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 295,327
Posted By RussellH
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c57/bimm328/086a...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c57/bimm328/086aa33a.jpg

My quick 400 mile report on the 2003 Ninja 250.

It's supposed to be my gf's bike but she's not ridden it much- that's her in the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,270
Posted By RussellH
Well, I'm thinking about selling mine...

Well, I'm thinking about selling mine (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18559702&postcount=584) - as much as I like it, it's just too big for me. I could've waited another 10 years for a...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 173,630
Posted By RussellH
Thanks Jim, I'll add it to my never ending tool...

Thanks Jim, I'll add it to my never ending tool shopping list. Without going way off-topic what levers do you prefer? I tried changing the Ninja's tire last weekend with one HF 30" lever and two pry...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 173,630
Posted By RussellH
What type of tires? That tool looks tiny with a...

What type of tires? That tool looks tiny with a RedFlyer wagon tire on it :)
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 297,270
Posted By RussellH
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c57/bimm328/ST13...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c57/bimm328/ST13.jpg

Me and mine
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 518,516
Posted By RussellH
Thanks guys, it's not so much the pep I'm...

Thanks guys, it's not so much the pep I'm concerned about which the Ninja 650R had plenty of with both of us on it, it was the brakes that felt inadequate. The ST1300 brakes really well which is what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34,158
Views: 8,377,968
Posted By RussellH
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34,158
Views: 8,377,968
Posted By RussellH
As much as I too would like it to be her passing...

As much as I too would like it to be her passing the supermoto I think he's passing her based on the helmet turn of each rider. The supermoto guy is looking further down the road where as she's...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 518,516
Posted By RussellH
I like the 6th gens, how are they for 2 up...

I like the 6th gens, how are they for 2 up riding? I used to have a Ninja 650R but sold it for a ST1300, similar engine to the VFR but the bike is too big (740lbs) and doesn't quite stir my sole.
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 295,327
Posted By RussellH
OK I had to post here as I just bought a 250 for...

OK I had to post here as I just bought a 250 for my gf and I'm quite impressed with this little bike. It's a clean 2003 with 3400 miles on it. It has some crappy Dunlop tires (probably circa 2003...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34,158
Views: 8,377,968
Posted By RussellH
From what I've read the extended swing arm helps...

From what I've read the extended swing arm helps control drifting or riding sideways - read "stunting".

As briefly shown in the the ICON video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYpOFimB7ZA
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34,158
Views: 8,377,968
Posted By RussellH
Fixed it for you :lol3

Fixed it for you :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,880
Posted By RussellH
Holy smokes! That was one aggressive driver and a...

Holy smokes! That was one aggressive driver and a lucky rider who could've been killed or maimed. How did you guys figure it's a woman in the SUV?

Towards the end he reaches in, a hand comes out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,936
Posted By RussellH
When I had my Ninja, a Nissan Skyline GTR with a...

When I had my Ninja, a Nissan Skyline GTR with a cute passenger did something similar to me. After about 2 mins it wasn't fun anymore but I was afraid to even slow down in fear of getting tagged from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,913
Posted By RussellH
OK that was awesome. And while I don't know any...

OK that was awesome. And while I don't know any of the guys it sure took me back to my car racing days! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,057
Views: 417,697
Posted By RussellH
Still on page 35...BUT From the pic you...

Still on page 35...BUT

From the pic you posted, it's raining, in San Diego, SUV and what looks to be the older BMW- don't tell me... http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28949
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 89,353
Posted By RussellH
BTW while the supermoto guy (in the video posted...

BTW while the supermoto guy (in the video posted previously) has mad skills and lead balls, the video looks even more sick because the rest of the guys seem to be beginners. Leaving half the track...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 89,353
Posted By RussellH
Let's get this thread back on track ...

Let's get this thread back on track

http://twistingasphalt.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/xaus_hypermotard.jpg

http://blog.motorcycle.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/rossi_mugello06_03r.jpg
...
Forum: Face plant 03-06-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,898
Posted By RussellH
Glad you walked away from it and the gear did its...

Glad you walked away from it and the gear did its job. I worry about my knees too; I've tried the knee pads but they tend to shift easily, glad they worked for you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 89,353
Posted By RussellH
The video with the red VFR (?) above (seen it...

The video with the red VFR (?) above (seen it many times) shows a controlled enviornment. My whole college life I autocrossed and did track days in cars. The bike looks to be running full racing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34,158
Views: 8,377,968
Posted By RussellH
While I myself don't own the Vanson leathers I...

While I myself don't own the Vanson leathers I wear everything else as him when I ride my ST; so yes...exceptional poser is right :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34,158
Views: 8,377,968
Posted By RussellH
Vanson leathers, Arai helmet, AlpineStar SMX-Plus...

Vanson leathers, Arai helmet, AlpineStar SMX-Plus boots, Lee Park's knee sliders- something tells me he ain't your avg poseur.
Forum: Face plant 02-22-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,269
Posted By RussellH
Or a more productive question...what kind of gear...

Or a more productive question...what kind of gear did you have on? :ear
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 358,355
Posted By RussellH
Did I see you on I-5N just past Oceanside this...

Did I see you on I-5N just past Oceanside this afternoon? if not you it was your copy-cat :lol3 . Riding on the shoulder, doing about 40mph in the rain, MX style helmet and a black poncho.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By RussellH
Wow thanks guys! that's a lot more info on and...

Wow thanks guys! that's a lot more info on and around Hwy-33 than I expected.

Foxen Canyon, yep I got the idea from Niko Mama's ride report, some of the pics she posted were gorgeous.
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By RussellH
Need a reality check on a central coast route for this weekend

So my gf and I are planning a trip for this weekend (since we don't care for the Superbowl much). Here's what I have in mind: http://binged.it/wXCASu

So Hwy-33; are we talking really tight...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By RussellH
I'm not too familiar with the Central Coast...

I'm not too familiar with the Central Coast (other than PCH/HWY-1 or 101) . I've been to Solvang, Carpenteria, Santa Barbara by car but I'm looking to head out this weekend and can't decide where and...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,402
Posted By RussellH
Guys if you're happy with your gear I'd like to...

Guys if you're happy with your gear I'd like to know what it is. I'm not looking to forgoe ATGATT, looking to see what works because what I have is heavy and hard to put on for a quick spin around...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,402
Posted By RussellH
Is one pc the way to go for easy on/off? I tried...

Is one pc the way to go for easy on/off? I tried a leather 1pc at the store once and it was a bear to get on/off!



EXACTLY! I'm curious what others are wearing for a quick spin around the block...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,402
Posted By RussellH
ATGATT for quick spins

My normal riding gear comprises of a two piece zip-together JoeRocket leather jacket, pants, AlpineStar SMX-Plus boots, gloves and an Arai helmet. It's all a snug fit and takes about 10mins to get it...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,906
Posted By RussellH
Yep, I can be an impulse buyer sometimes :1drink ...

Yep, I can be an impulse buyer sometimes :1drink

I knew the bike since it was owned by someone who I often ride with. He let me ride it this weekend; it felt really smooth and planted going down...
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