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Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
I took a job in London =) I ended up selling...

I took a job in London =)

I ended up selling 3 bikes in about a weeks timeframe (Trophy, Tiger 800, Buell) before the move. I've got no idea how long I'll be working over here and I didnt want a...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,922
Posted By fxrjon
Ride a dl650 before you buy one. Its the only...

Ride a dl650 before you buy one. Its the only motorcycle i've ever owned that I flat out hated. I got sucked into the forum hype, and to this day I dont understand how/why people like them. Shit...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
Just to chime back in

I sold mine, and I miss it.
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 931,810
Posted By fxrjon
Reliability?

Any thoughts on the long term reliability of the Explorer? I've got a tiger 800 and a trophy se right now, but I'm moving to London next month. While I'm over there I'll probably only be able to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
Update on the electrical issues. So, I ended...

Update on the electrical issues.

So, I ended up not taking the bike into the dealership. After charging the battery the bike worked completely fine. I rode it daily for a couple of weeks back...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,850,219
Posted By fxrjon
This is one of my favorite features of the Tiger....

This is one of my favorite features of the Tiger. I live in the city and my daily commute has me going block to block between stop signs. 1st gear being tall enough to hit 35-40 comfortably without...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,087
Posted By fxrjon
So I spent a couple of years as a mechanic at a...

So I spent a couple of years as a mechanic at a Harley dealership. Since I was a new mechanic, I ended up doing a ton of PDI's (pre-delivery inspection).

Handlebars need to be set to the correct...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
Bit of an update: I'm leaning towards the...

Bit of an update:

I'm leaning towards the battery or low charging output. I left it on the battery tender for a day or two and it charged back up. I had 13 volts on the battery and with the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
I'm jealous. I just rolled 2000 miles this...

I'm jealous. I just rolled 2000 miles this weekend (since Oct) and my bike is dead as a doornail.

I took a 600 mile round trip down to North Carolina over thanksgiving. Just before the trip my...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,676
Posted By fxrjon
Here is my 1985 FXRT. XR1200 front end and...

Here is my 1985 FXRT. XR1200 front end and wheel, late model brembo brakes. Sadly its going up on the block soon.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/107739536@N07/10698496024/"...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 33,091
Posted By fxrjon
Just throwing it out there. The best bang for...

Just throwing it out there. The best bang for the buck is a used FLHTPI (police model). Its the electra glide without the top box, with a lower price than both. You skip the creature comforts like...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 191,037
Posted By fxrjon
Ride to the next one? Really riding at 15 PSI...

Ride to the next one? Really riding at 15 PSI isnt that big of a deal, hell...I ran that on a rigid for years. Good call on the aerostich pump though...is this the one you are talking about? ...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 191,037
Posted By fxrjon
3 co2 cartridges will get you to 15 PSI. Thats...

3 co2 cartridges will get you to 15 PSI. Thats enough to get you to a gas station.
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,517
Posted By fxrjon
I've had 6 flats in two years on my tiger. I'm...

I've had 6 flats in two years on my tiger. I'm getting my wheels sealed this winter.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 34,290
Views: 8,413,546
Posted By fxrjon
acab

acab
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
I've gotten a bit more used to it. To be fair,...

I've gotten a bit more used to it. To be fair, now that I'm approaching 1000 miles, I feel like its broken in a bit better and smoother at 30 in first gear.

All and all, after a month with it...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
I kept my 800xc and got the Trophy =) I couldnt...

I kept my 800xc and got the Trophy =) I couldnt bear to part with it just quite yet (I do have to get rid of the Buell and FXR though)

Two years ago I had three bikes totally six cylinders. Now...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
I'm with you there. Give me the Tigers gearing...

I'm with you there. Give me the Tigers gearing too. Its a minor peeve, but I hate having to shift the trophy at 25 MPH, on the tiger I dont really feel the need to shift until damn near 40, and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
Picked mine up Saturday

I went ahead and picked mine up this weekend and went and did a 250+ mile day on Sunday. I swear it feels more like I'm piloting a spaceship or jet fighter than it does riding a motorcycle. I love...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,508
Posted By fxrjon
I'm not the OP, but I'll give you my answers to...

I'm not the OP, but I'll give you my answers to that question. I live in DC and commute through the city on a daily basis

Long travel suspension - I can take speed bumps at 30 mph and I dont...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
I ended up passing on that deal. After thinking...

I ended up passing on that deal. After thinking about it, even with the good deal, I really cant stand the blue color. I've always been a black bike kind of guy, but after riding a white tiger for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,969
Posted By fxrjon
As part of my reverse mid life crisis, I'm...

As part of my reverse mid life crisis, I'm getting much closer to pulling the trigger on a Trophy. I got a quote of 18k OTD on one, and just saw this one up on ebay:...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,432
Posted By fxrjon
So...Im going to differ from the other opinions...

So...Im going to differ from the other opinions and say it sucks.

I've had my patrol jacket for about 1.5 years now, and think its probably one of the worst waterproof jackets I've ever owned. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 50,144
Posted By fxrjon
posting before coffee is unfair to some =) ...

posting before coffee is unfair to some =)

Also, not a huge fan of the way the ultra trikes handle. Used to build them when I worked at a dealership and never could get into them.
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 50,144
Posted By fxrjon
Heh. I guess I used the wrong term. As I...

Heh. I guess I used the wrong term.

As I approach 40 I seem to be having a reverse mid life crisis. Instead of loud, impractical motorcycles I find myself drawn to things like ABS, traction...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 50,144
Posted By fxrjon
I'm in the exact same boat right now. The trophy...

I'm in the exact same boat right now. The trophy is calling me something fierce, but i'm having problems with the thought of getting an old man bike, no matter how luxurious. The Tiger is good for...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,850,219
Posted By fxrjon
Icon did a photo shoot of that tiger (along with...

Icon did a photo shoot of that tiger (along with another in black), that they did for Limiter and their new fall catalog. You can see a couple of more shots here:
...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,850,219
Posted By fxrjon
What bars are those?

What bars are those?
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 191,037
Posted By fxrjon
I've got a little north of 7,500 miles on mine so...

I've got a little north of 7,500 miles on mine so far, with four issues (and only three are material)

1. Its a nail magnet. I've had 4 read flats in 6,000 miles.

2. It's started ticking at...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,850,219
Posted By fxrjon
1. It's great on power. I think whats better...

1. It's great on power. I think whats better than the power is the transmission it runs through. Gears are mostly an after thought third gear...fifth gear doesn't really matter.
2. I'd call it a...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,029
Posted By fxrjon
I've got 3k miles on my TIger so far. and its...

I've got 3k miles on my TIger so far. and its Jeckel and Hyde for mileage

With my Saddlebags on

City and daily commuting : 36-38
Freeway: 45-47

Without my bags on

City and commuting:...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 638,188
Posted By fxrjon
I stopped to smell the roses

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vYe32Kvepxc/Tm3vBCP2FOI/AAAAAAAAAW8/j3OTd_gWAe4/s800/IMG_0318.JPG
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,850,219
Posted By fxrjon
You Sir, are my hero. I rock Corbin seats on...

You Sir, are my hero.

I rock Corbin seats on all of my bikes and I am dying to get one for my Tiger
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 181,520
Posted By fxrjon
Caribou

I picked up the pelican cases from Caribou and love them. Just the right size for me, although the could be a little tighter to the frame as I ended up clipping a mirror while splitting lanes the...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,850,219
Posted By fxrjon
I just picked up my 800xc. The bike is an...

I just picked up my 800xc. The bike is an absolute dream to ride, its light, well balanced and has plenty of power. After a 50 mile ride to work from the dealership I had two observations

1. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,020
Posted By fxrjon
Rock Solid. It's light and nimble, and I feel...

Rock Solid. It's light and nimble, and I feel like I am telepathically connected to the bike whenever I ride it.

Funny story about my XB9. I bought it in 05 and in 08 decided I wanted a bagger...
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