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Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,598
Views: 228,631
Posted By PJungnitsch
Would have preferred the R-spec version had ABS...

Would have preferred the R-spec version had ABS rather than shocks and seat.

Other than that, nice job Yamaha!
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,473
Posted By PJungnitsch
Good review, thanks. I've been considering a...

Good review, thanks. I've been considering a Harley, almost bought a used Road King last spring. Also think that some of them look great and it's time to try one vs the Japanese adventure/standards...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 235,566
Posted By PJungnitsch
Sorry to bring this news but have just seen on...

Sorry to bring this news but have just seen on the TW board that Macadam Drifter, aka Michael Kraus, passed away on March 13th.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,678
Posted By PJungnitsch
I just about pulled the trigger on a used Road...

I just about pulled the trigger on a used Road King this spring and was wondering the same thing. A full face looks wrong to me on a Harley, but after my last accident even a 3/4 seems awfully...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By PJungnitsch
Well done! They throw those things around like...

Well done! They throw those things around like scooters
Forum: Face plant 03-15-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,596
Posted By PJungnitsch
I did kind of same thing, similar results,...

I did kind of same thing, similar results, despite wearing Aerostich's finest. Made kind of a nest out of big pillows in the bed once I graduated out of sleeping in the chair. Still took a long time...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,664
Posted By PJungnitsch
Ventura system work for you? ...

Ventura system work for you?

http://pjungnitsch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Various/i-k6nZGqX/0/O/CBR250R-Ventura.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,886
Posted By PJungnitsch
I used to commute on a Vstrom and it's great for...

I used to commute on a Vstrom and it's great for that. High so you can see in traffic, all kinds of hard bags available, liked the V-twin, any kind of customization is readily available. Mine was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By PJungnitsch
Eastern Beaver? ...

Eastern Beaver?

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/Switches/switches.html
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,699
Posted By PJungnitsch
Used to live in Lethbridge, Alberta, which is...

Used to live in Lethbridge, Alberta, which is almost constantly windy. Loose grip on the bars makes a big difference, as does sticking out a knee (into the wind, if I recall correctly). But the best...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By PJungnitsch
Grubby bike covers seem to make bikes invisible....

Grubby bike covers seem to make bikes invisible. I remembered this trick from university after some joker tried to hotwire my TW200 with a screwdriver through the ignition. Put a cover on it and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 459,984
Posted By PJungnitsch
I'm debating getting one. My TW200 was great...

I'm debating getting one. My TW200 was great where I was, but now in the big city the drum brakes are marginal and in the busy divided highways here the power isn't enough.

The CBR is a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,374
Posted By PJungnitsch
Cheap and new (ish). I wanted to see Canada by...

Cheap and new (ish). I wanted to see Canada by motorcycle, had the time but not much money.

So I was looking at bikes in the 1000-2000 range, and even at that time there was a lot of worn out crap...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,374
Posted By PJungnitsch
I bought a used one in 1987 for a 5 month...

I bought a used one in 1987 for a 5 month cross-Canada trip. Worked well for that, ended up keeping it for almost 20 years.

Did everything my Wee-strom did. That half a Vmax motor was lovely, as...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,384
Posted By PJungnitsch
I had the 650 for a number of years. Found...

I had the 650 for a number of years.

Found it top-heavy with the big tank up high, and the goofy plastic makes it seem more bulky and clumsy than it actually is.

Other than that no real...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,090
Posted By PJungnitsch
I used to wear the Icon hi viz vest, liked it....

I used to wear the Icon hi viz vest, liked it. After a bad accident (deer don't see it apparently) upgraded to the Hit-air airbag type:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,335
Posted By PJungnitsch
That's it in a nutshell. Usually a combination of...

That's it in a nutshell. Usually a combination of factors. Somebody going a little to fast, somebody not looking before they pull out. Alone both mistakes are fine, combined....boom!
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,366
Posted By PJungnitsch
Bought this XZ550 Vision used in 1987 for just...

Bought this XZ550 Vision used in 1987 for just over a thousand bucks. The idea was a cheap machine for 5 months traveling across Canada. After making it from coast to coast and back it was still...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4,388
Views: 790,111
Posted By PJungnitsch
Wow, thanks for posting that. Great photo, too.

Wow, thanks for posting that. Great photo, too.
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,484
Posted By PJungnitsch
Read that article with interest. I crashed pretty...

Read that article with interest. I crashed pretty hard with my original Symax (70 mph highside) and the chin piece held up fine. Though I think I must have hit initially with the side of my head:
...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,559
Posted By PJungnitsch
All depends on the accident. You can get lucky...

All depends on the accident. You can get lucky and have little to no impact. I had a few get offs in 20+ street riding years, often with jeans and a regular jacket, and walked away from all of them....
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,786
Posted By PJungnitsch
Yeah, some info on them would be great. I was...

Yeah, some info on them would be great. I was wondering if the Great Basin or the Coyote fits a small bike best.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,786
Posted By PJungnitsch
Yeah, that SL would probably be optimal. Soft...

Yeah, that SL would probably be optimal. Soft bags don't hit as hard as hard ones in my experience so the lighter ones would probably be fine.

That said the SU's are not that heavy (still fairly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,786
Posted By PJungnitsch
Happy Trails makes the SU rack that fits your...

Happy Trails makes the SU rack that fits your bike:

http://www.happy-trail.com/Products/Happy-Trails-SU-Side-RackbrKawasaki-KLX250S__HTP4-3-1.aspx

Could combine that with the Wolfman adapter...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 253,955
Posted By PJungnitsch
European prices usually include sales tax, which...

European prices usually include sales tax, which is substantial.

The old V-strom in Germany lists for 8090 Euro. Minus the 19% VAT tax gives 6798 Euro, which is about equivalent to the US price...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,843
Posted By PJungnitsch
It is great on my TW200, I think mostly because...

It is great on my TW200, I think mostly because it makes the seat wider. The only issue after a year it is faded in the sun (bike stored outside).
Forum: Face plant 05-26-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,244
Posted By PJungnitsch
Nice to hear you are ok, a deer did the same to...

Nice to hear you are ok, a deer did the same to me in 2009.

It would be interesting to see how much the foam was compressed inside the helmet, that was a big hit!
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 45,109
Posted By PJungnitsch
After I totaled my V-strom I was forced by...

After I totaled my V-strom I was forced by finances into something cheap, so I got this last spring:

http://pjungnitsch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/TW200/IMG3065/857433495_r4XWD-M.jpg


It now...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 32,846
Posted By PJungnitsch
The whole Virago line are XV's, including the...

The whole Virago line are XV's, including the Vision-ish XV920RJ but the Vision has always been XZ. Maybe something to do with water cooling vs aircooling.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 32,846
Posted By PJungnitsch
No, XZ550 is correct. ...

No, XZ550 is correct.

http://pjungnitsch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Vision/i-wzSx2Tt/0/L/PICT0005-L.jpg

My Vision at Rogers pass, BC, 2003.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,836
Posted By PJungnitsch
That's it. 'Suddenly you no longer feel immortal'...

That's it. 'Suddenly you no longer feel immortal' is their tagline. A lot of the people who wear them on Advrider got them after nasty accidents where regular armor didn't do the job.

Got it from...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 32,846
Posted By PJungnitsch
I believe that is right, or, since the Vision...

I believe that is right, or, since the Vision came out first, the Venture/V-max ran basically a V4 version of the V2 Vision engine.

1982 Vision, 550cc, 65hp, .12 hp/cc

1983 Venture, 1200cc,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,836
Posted By PJungnitsch
Harley salesman?

Harley salesman?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,836
Posted By PJungnitsch
Wore an Icon Hi-viz commuting in traffic for...

Wore an Icon Hi-viz commuting in traffic for years, taking the vest on or off made it easy to test whether it works or not, and for me it's always been obvious it makes a big difference.

Did find...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,442
Posted By PJungnitsch
I know on my TW it's not that hard to get the...

I know on my TW it's not that hard to get the seat cover staples out (screwdriver), the tough part is getting them back in, the pan plastic is harder than my staplegun likes. Some air staplers are...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By PJungnitsch
This one maybe? ...

This one maybe?

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/300/2010-Icon-Womens-Mil-Spec-Corset-Vest-Mil-Spec-Pink.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 783,488
Posted By PJungnitsch
Wow, that's crazy good. I bought this 1982...

Wow, that's crazy good.

I bought this 1982 Yamaha Vision in 1987 for $1350.00. Went to Canadian Tire and got side bags and a helmet, leathers (of a kind) at Sears, bungeed my old backpack to the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 143,246
Posted By PJungnitsch
That is clever, and a way to sort the situation...

That is clever, and a way to sort the situation without much drama. They don't want to pay 'No Problem', head wobble, walk away and they'll probably come running with the cash. (Possibly screaming...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,999
Posted By PJungnitsch
I have the GTX-mini, nice bag but doesn't fit the...

I have the GTX-mini, nice bag but doesn't fit the aftermarket sloped tank on my TW. I'll probably go to a Wolfman Enduro.

Wish they made a sloped version, had a Motopak GT-27 on my Strom for 4...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,183
Posted By PJungnitsch
To the OP, that's how I deal with my old...

To the OP, that's how I deal with my old non-armored leather jacket, throw the Hit-air vest overtop. No elbow protection, but otherwise much better than any regular armor and it adds neck/head...
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