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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,593
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
I just bought a leftover 2013 for a couple grand...

I just bought a leftover 2013 for a couple grand more OTT and have no regrets. If I knew about the 2012 I would have done that. I don't think you can wrong.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,596
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
After a whole lot of deliberating over this, the...

After a whole lot of deliberating over this, the new VFRs are super nice - and damn good bikes I'm sure, I ended up buying a leftover 2013 Super Tenere. I just wanted the extra CCs for two up...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-30-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,596
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
I would own that bike, looks nice.

I would own that bike, looks nice.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-30-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,596
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
I've found the dealers much more willing to...

I've found the dealers much more willing to negotiate on the non-DLX models. Never liked the under seat exhaust of the previous generation. This seems to be the time of year when prices start...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,596
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
2014 vfr800

Can anyone, who has purchased one, comment on this bike? I've found a non-DLX model that I can get for $10800.- out the door with centerstand and heated grips added. Apparently the "Honda bucks"...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-18-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 22,054
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Yep, the heat could be a problem, but then again...

Yep, the heat could be a problem, but then again every bike seems hot in FLA during the summer.

Any thoughts on what a new 2011 Sprint GT should go for out the door??
Forum: Road Warriors 10-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 22,054
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Bringing this old thread back to life. Just found...

Bringing this old thread back to life. Just found a new 2011 Sprint GT at a discount. Looking for some real feedback on the pluses and minuses of this bike. I've owned VFRs, FZ1s, and a Bandit.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-10-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Thanks for the info. It appears there were some...

Thanks for the info. It appears there were some wiring issues early on, but by 2005 looks to be taken care of by Triumph, RR doesn't look that pricey. The one I'm contemplating has a nice pipe. Going...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-09-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
2005 Triumph Tiger 955i

Can anyone here comment on this bike? Is the minimal wind protection and seating position good for all day rides? Durability, issues, etc.? Thanks.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-02-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Looks like a non-ABS bike with heated grips,...

Looks like a non-ABS bike with heated grips, bottom dollar price is 4700. Seems like a decent deal even with 19K miles?
Forum: Road Warriors 01-02-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Thanks for the input. It has a GIVI topcase and...

Thanks for the input. It has a GIVI topcase and shield. Not sure about the ABS or grips, I'm hoping no ABS. Going to take a look today. Asking price: 5500 OBO.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-31-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
2004 BMW R1150R - 19K miles

Has anyone owned this year R1150R, any issues? What would one of these used with factory bags and a GIVI topcase sell for? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Forum: Road Warriors 08-10-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,114
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Congrats on the purchase, looks nice.

Congrats on the purchase, looks nice.
Forum: Road Warriors 08-03-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,114
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
I've owned many bikes, including an FZ1 and...

I've owned many bikes, including an FZ1 and Bandits 1200/1250. The FZ6 is a fine bike, but it's hard to beat the wallup of a larger CC bike, makes touring easier, and just better overall. Just my...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,216
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
I envy you having the time. I lived in Alamogordo...

I envy you having the time. I lived in Alamogordo 1992-93, loved some of the roads/hiking up through the mountains.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-06-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,831
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Fz1

I also owned a '99 VFR and a 919, both great bikes, liked the VFR better. I currently own a '02 FZ1, these GEN1 FZs are an absolute do everything pleasure to own and ride. I would recommend you be...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Thanks, I was thinking as much. Now I need to...

Thanks, I was thinking as much. Now I need to wait for good RF1100 sale.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
RF-1000 vs. RS-1

Need some help here if anyone has owned these 2 helmets. I'm about to purchase the RS-1 online. In the past I've always worn a size LARGE in Shoei products. Just wondering if anyone has experience...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-17-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 102,503
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
All good tips. The bike seems to run perfect, he...

All good tips. The bike seems to run perfect, he said he did have the carbs cleaned up about 6 months ago. The only real flaw seems to be the leaky fork seals. Has the Akro pipe, a steering...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-17-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 102,503
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Looks like a buy.

The current owner bought it 4 years ago with 4K miles, he had a 2004 FJR right next to it that he used much more, this guy had all kind of toys - I honestly think the miles are correct, it just...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-15-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 102,503
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
I thought it was a good deal. Oh, the forks...

I thought it was a good deal. Oh, the forks looked to be leaking a bit. Anyone know of this model year specific issues? Thanks.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-15-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 102,503
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Need Advice: 2002 FZ1

Looking at buying a used 2002 FZ1, 6700 miles, newish Metzelers, Akro pipe, was asking $4K, down to $3350.- looks good overall, is this a great deal? Please reply.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 111,188
Views: 22,596,480
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
2005 dr650

2005 DR650, 3400 miles, for sale just down the road, all stock, new battery and rear tire, not too excited about yellow, but what should I pay??
Forum: Road Warriors 01-02-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,400
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
not good

I went and looked at the bike, was kind of surprised at the overall condition, not too good. The maintenance book showed the last dealer maintenance stamp to be at 6K miles, bike had 29K showing....
Forum: Road Warriors 12-28-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,400
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Nice, nice, nice.

Nice, nice, nice.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-28-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,400
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Gulp..... Hmmm, let me rethink this purchase....

Gulp..... Hmmm, let me rethink this purchase. Damn.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-27-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,400
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
2003 r1150 rt

Looking at one of these used with about 30K miles, any known issues? Fueling OK? Would it be better to wait for the right 2004? I hear the head changed. Any input would be very helpful. Thanks.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-01-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,427
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Suzuki GSX1250FA

Has anyone seen these bikes deeply discounted as of yet? Local dealers have leftover 2011 models at $8999.- From what I understand it is an evolved Bandit with a few upgrades.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-11-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,309
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
I'd buy one

Too expensive new, a great bargain used.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-06-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 642,093
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Can someone verify this?

On my 2009 Bandit 1250 the first indication I get for low fuel is the flashing last bar on the fuel graph, way too soon I might add, I've been pushing the bike further and further to get an idea of...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 642,093
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
That GIVI looks huge, but I'm gonna give it a...

That GIVI looks huge, but I'm gonna give it a try, D262S is the model I believe. How do you like the hand guards, any function other then warmth?
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 642,093
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
1250 windscreens

I'm looking to upgrade the stock windscreen, need to improve wind protection significantly, there are so many choices out there, any advice on which of them actually work/work best? I'm 5'10.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-14-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 642,093
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Great bike

I have the very bike you are considering. Runs on regular, the tank is 5 gallons, but the low fuel light comes on way early, I'm comfortable with about 160 miles between fill ups on the highway,...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-11-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 642,093
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Very nice! I wish I had that luggage on my '09...

Very nice! I wish I had that luggage on my '09 ABS.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-19-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,665
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
No

Resale not a factor, initial price and performance the main items.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-19-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 190,570
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
1500 miles on my 2009

Well, I started this thread over 3 years ago, and I've had my '09 ABS Bandit 1250 for 3 months now. I've also owned a '97 Bandit and a '99 VFR. The VFR was a fine motorcycle and technology-wise held...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-14-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,362
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Honda vs. Bandit

I just purchased a new '09 Bandit ABS and I definitely would have purchase the CB1300 had it been available, but I don't think Honda would have been selling them for $8K. It's a shame Europe gets...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-08-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 190,570
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
radiator guard

Ordered one from UK, the brand is EP, I liked it because it also replaces the silver end caps on the radiator. I'm definitely liking the bike so far.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-02-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 190,570
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
No, the wheel actually spins slowly when you rev...

No, the wheel actually spins slowly when you rev the engine, when on the centerstand and in neutral.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-01-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 190,570
Posted By flaadvandmtbrider
Overall I really like this bike. A few questions...

Overall I really like this bike. A few questions for other owners: at idle the bike seems slightly noisy, not the exhaust, but what sounds like mechanical noise, when I pull in the clutch some noise...
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