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Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
xj6
Views: 1,337
Posted By Jay S.
That's what I did...agreed, problem solved. That...

That's what I did...agreed, problem solved. That was 3 years ago...still riding it.

:wink:
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,632
Posted By Jay S.
#2 makes me very happy. I've loved my FZ6R for...

#2 makes me very happy. I've loved my FZ6R for the 2 years I've owned it. For me it's a perfect small sport-tourer.

:D
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,992
Posted By Jay S.
Awesome! I'll bet the FZ8 is a great bike. I'd...

Awesome! I'll bet the FZ8 is a great bike. I'd love it if they released one with a full fairing. Congrats on the new bike!
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 36,910
Posted By Jay S.
Outstanding post! I wish everyone on the internet...

Outstanding post! I wish everyone on the internet could be so level headed and clear minded. Well said brother.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,992
Posted By Jay S.
Thanks brother. Last summer I did a 7 day, 2900...

Thanks brother. Last summer I did a 7 day, 2900 mile ride throughout the entire southwest. Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 248,481
Posted By Jay S.
I agree. When I got into sport-touring I thought...

I agree. When I got into sport-touring I thought it was a natural progression to end up on a big bike such as a Concours, FJR, etc. But after 2 solid years and a few multi-day trips, I will likely...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,345
Posted By Jay S.
I did a lot of two-up riding, mostly single day...

I did a lot of two-up riding, mostly single day rides, two up on my Vulcan 900 and it was great. My only complaint was it needed a 6th gear. At highway speeds it seemed to run a little high for my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 248,481
Posted By Jay S.
I have never ridden the FZ6 but I own an FZ6R...

I have never ridden the FZ6 but I own an FZ6R that I've put 15K miles on and I rode a GSX650F for an entire weekend a couple years ago. From what I can remember they both perform almost identically...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 248,481
Posted By Jay S.
I agree with this more than just about any post...

I agree with this more than just about any post I've ever read. When I made my transition in 2010 from a big v-twin cruiser to a sport touring bike, I looked everywhere within a days drive for a new...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By Jay S.
Awesome! I'll be doing a similar ride in 2014,...

Awesome! I'll be doing a similar ride in 2014, Texas to Seattle and back but going to take about 10-12 days and visit some friends and do a lot of sightseeing too. You're a beast to make that trip in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-07-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 514,126
Posted By Jay S.
Tail of the Dragon, North Carolina, and Florida....

Tail of the Dragon, North Carolina, and Florida. Epic ride.

http://img.tapatalk.com/a6934816-0b2a-830e.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/a6934816-0b52-042d.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 248,481
Posted By Jay S.
The obligatory Killboy pic. ...

The obligatory Killboy pic.

http://img.tapatalk.com/a693481b-06f2-3b5f.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 248,481
Posted By Jay S.
7 days, 10 southeastern states, 2900 miles,...

7 days, 10 southeastern states, 2900 miles, traveling through the Tail of the Dragon. Solo... Epic. :)

http://img.tapatalk.com/a693481b-0422-6319.jpg

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-07-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 833,810
Posted By Jay S.
7 days, 10 Southeastern states, 2900 miles. A pic...

7 days, 10 Southeastern states, 2900 miles. A pic from the Tail of the Dragon.

http://img.tapatalk.com/a693481b-027e-fad4.jpg

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Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 67,501
Posted By Jay S.
Awesome! In the Air Force we call that "precious...

Awesome! In the Air Force we call that "precious cargo."

:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 67,501
Posted By Jay S.
Congrats! Can't wait to see pics. :nod

Congrats! Can't wait to see pics.

:nod
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,919
Posted By Jay S.
1. Honda 2. Yamaha 3. Kawasaki Sadly,...

1. Honda
2. Yamaha
3. Kawasaki

Sadly, Honda does not make anything I want to own anymore...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 248,481
Posted By Jay S.
Congrats! I'm almost sure that will be my next...

Congrats! I'm almost sure that will be my next bike in a couple years (torn between that and a Ninja 1000). I agree that it is a true ST bike. Then again, many of the new ADV bikes are used for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 248,481
Posted By Jay S.
This has been my experience as well. I came from...

This has been my experience as well. I came from 12 years of riding cruisers where gear was almost an afterthought and in some circles, frowned on. Ugh. I like how the sport-touring community prefers...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 67,501
Posted By Jay S.
I could not disagree more. Those damn pictures...

I could not disagree more. Those damn pictures keep making me want to get one. Damn you, damn the pictures, and damn this damn thread. Damn.

:D

(I secretly admire how much work/change Kawi...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 36,910
Posted By Jay S.
Fz6r

I have been riding an FZ6R for 2 years now and it is awesome for sport-touring. Less than 500 pounds with plenty of power, even when loaded with gear. I recently did a 7 day, 3K mile trip from Texas...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 248,481
Posted By Jay S.
Totally agree. It might not be the most popular...

Totally agree. It might not be the most popular bike, but my FZ6R is a perfect solo sport touring bike. I did a 7 day, 3K mile trip last month and it performed beautifully.

I keep considering...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,714
Posted By Jay S.
How you liking it after the trip? Sent from...

How you liking it after the trip?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-09-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 833,810
Posted By Jay S.
I want to do Texas to Washington next year so I...

I want to do Texas to Washington next year so I hope you post a ride report. :)

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Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,714
Posted By Jay S.
I did the opposite. I had 3 Shadows and a Vulcan...

I did the opposite. I had 3 Shadows and a Vulcan and then got my FZ6R. My Vulcan was very comfy, even on a 4 day, 1800 mile trip. However, my 6R is more comfy on long trips. On my cruisers my lower...
Forum: Face plant 04-06-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,808
Posted By Jay S.
Glad you are okay bro. That exact same thing...

Glad you are okay bro. That exact same thing happened to me this morning...which is why I was reading this thread. Glad you and me both had gear on. Be safe everyone!
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,444
Posted By Jay S.
Ummm...what's the harm in joining the FZ6R forum...

Ummm...what's the harm in joining the FZ6R forum to ask a question about the FZ6R?

:huh
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,923
Posted By Jay S.
Okay, I'll read further before I reply next time....

Okay, I'll read further before I reply next time.

:freaky

I think you will love the z750s.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,923
Posted By Jay S.
During my cruiser to sport-touring conversion, I...

During my cruiser to sport-touring conversion, I spent almost a full year researching bikes. I didn't want/need anything around 1000cc's since I rarely travel two-up but still wanted something that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,812
Posted By Jay S.
I'm so glad I didn't listen to an "expert" like...

I'm so glad I didn't listen to an "expert" like you when I bought mine. It is a perfect mid-size sport-tourer. In this man's (or woman's from your point of view) humble opinion.

:)

Oh...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,100
Posted By Jay S.
In my opinion, this is a very accurate statement....

In my opinion, this is a very accurate statement. I could not have said it any better myself. If the manufacturer takes a typically supersport engine and tunes for more torque (less HP) then that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,946
Posted By Jay S.
Agreed bro. It seems like Kawi is really...

Agreed bro. It seems like Kawi is really listening to what customers want. It's almost like they are shooting for the "sport-touring' niche with the new Ninja 1000 and updated 650.
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 36,818
Posted By Jay S.
I did a 302 mile ride today to test out the new...

I did a 302 mile ride today to test out the new windshield, seat cover, and riding pants that Santa brought. In order to get ready for my 7 day trip later this spring I decided to throw all my gear...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-06-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 833,810
Posted By Jay S.
Now that is sexy! Just sayin'...

Now that is sexy! Just sayin'...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-05-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 833,810
Posted By Jay S.
Sounds like an awesome trip! Did you post a ride...

Sounds like an awesome trip! Did you post a ride report by any chance?


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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-25-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 1,555,253
Posted By Jay S.
My daughter and I riding to Coleman Lake just...

My daughter and I riding to Coleman Lake just south of Abilene. It was the first time she has asked to ride with me in a couple years (she is almost 16 years old). And I thought Dad was getting...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,470
Posted By Jay S.
I agree. :)

I agree. :)
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,470
Posted By Jay S.
Don't censor your feelings...share them with the...

Don't censor your feelings...share them with the group. This is a safe space.

:D
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,470
Posted By Jay S.
I truly appreciate everyone's replies and...

I truly appreciate everyone's replies and opinions. I guess what I keep asking myself is it worth the expense for something I may only use a handful of times? Yes I can afford them, however, that...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,470
Posted By Jay S.
Hard vs. Soft Saddle Bags (Panniers)

I know this is largely a matter of opinion...

I've done a few overnight trips and once did a 4 day trip. I'm planning my first 2 week trip for this coming April/May. For those who have done...
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