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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 06:08 AM
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Views: 427,866
Posted By RxZ
I cam to this thread specifically to ask about a...

I cam to this thread specifically to ask about a similar situation (and I live about 70 miles east of Dallas :rofl ) Anyway, people here will sometimes stop far enough back from a red light to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,147
Views: 427,866
Posted By RxZ
It snows enough to do fun doughnuts maybe once...

It snows enough to do fun doughnuts maybe once every 5 years down here. I make sure to practice :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,519
Posted By RxZ
Here, this should help....

Here, this should help. (https://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,519
Posted By RxZ
Rider size/weight has a lot to do with MPG as...

Rider size/weight has a lot to do with MPG as well. Along with airflow characteristics around the bike.

For example, I used to have a Ninja 500. I routinely got right at 49 mpg. (While having...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9,542
Views: 1,929,520
Posted By RxZ
:nod I sold my Ninja 500 to get an FZ1. I...

:nod

I sold my Ninja 500 to get an FZ1. I love most everything about the Yamaha, but I do miss how small and nimble the 500 was. It was also about 100 pounds lighter!

They are so cheap now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,595
Posted By RxZ
I have the same tires on my FZ1, and I do not...

I have the same tires on my FZ1, and I do not think that are going to last that long on my bike. I have about 2K miles right now. They are wearing in the center on the rear, the front looks fine...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 887,039
Posted By RxZ
Thanks! I have been following this thread for a...

Thanks! I have been following this thread for a while, and after owning two bikes now and riding on a couple of others from friends, I think a bike with the riding position and style/power of the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 887,039
Posted By RxZ
Cool thing happened this weekend... My wife...

Cool thing happened this weekend...

My wife and I were out of town for a wedding, and had several hours to kill before the wedding festivities started on Saturday night. After all the outlet mall...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,219
Posted By RxZ
I've been riding for about 5 years (only about...

I've been riding for about 5 years (only about 10,000 miles total because of wife, kids, work, etc). The only times I have dropped it were at a standstill in my driveway. Mainly while walking it in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,458
Posted By RxZ
I cover most of the time in traffic and when on...

I cover most of the time in traffic and when on city streets. Not so much on the highway.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9,542
Views: 1,929,520
Posted By RxZ
Its not the people that take one or two...

Its not the people that take one or two medications. They typically know what they are and why they are on whatever therapy. It is the people taking 10-15 medications that are often clueless. Many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9,542
Views: 1,929,520
Posted By RxZ
Believe it or not, I get this at the pharmacy...

Believe it or not, I get this at the pharmacy ALL. THE. TIME.

Imbecile: I need a refill of my prescription.

Me: Ok, sure. Which medication do you need us to fill for you?

Imbecile: I'm not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9,542
Views: 1,929,520
Posted By RxZ
Lol, I saw a guy on a 'Busa with gym shorts and...

Lol, I saw a guy on a 'Busa with gym shorts and sandals on this past Saturday :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3,147
Views: 427,866
Posted By RxZ
Tyler has started going with Victory as well. ...

Tyler has started going with Victory as well. Nice looking bikes actually, and quieter :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9,542
Views: 1,929,520
Posted By RxZ
I ride in full gear (almost all of the time, I...

I ride in full gear (almost all of the time, I live out towards Whitehouse and if I am going to a friends close by I will forgo the overpants) and get the "are you hot" question a lot. You are right...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,855
Posted By RxZ
First generation Yamaha FZ1.

First generation Yamaha FZ1.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,084
Posted By RxZ
My instructors said to ride with the brakes and...

My instructors said to ride with the brakes and clutch uncovered in MOST situations. However, they did say in heavy traffic or situations where warranted that it was ok to cover the brakes for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,812
Posted By RxZ
My Icon helmet came with one of these and a small...

My Icon helmet came with one of these and a small microfiber towel. Instructions with the helmet said to use a mild dishwashing soap in the bottle, spray on and let soak for a minute, then wipe off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 79,958
Posted By RxZ
Lol, this happened to me twice in 4 years of...

Lol, this happened to me twice in 4 years of ownership with an ex500. Turns out it happens to about all of them eventually. After the second one I thought I was pretty good at changing that seal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 79,958
Posted By RxZ
Rode my 2002 FZ1 again yesterday. Same motor as...

Rode my 2002 FZ1 again yesterday. Same motor as a 99 R1, plus about 50 lbs :D

Everytime I think of selling it for a Sportster, I twist my right hand just *this* much --> <-- and remember why I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3,147
Views: 427,866
Posted By RxZ
Forecasts from noaa.gov are normally pretty...

Forecasts from noaa.gov are normally pretty accurate. Much more so than our local folks most of the time. No offense to the local guys, but the .gov has access to much more expensive simulators.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 887,039
Posted By RxZ
"They've" been doing chip seal on all the roads...

"They've" been doing chip seal on all the roads in east Texas lately too. I can not stand it, and neither can anyone I talk to. It must be really cheap is all I can think :dunno Texas used to have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,443
Posted By RxZ
You weren't in San Ysidro back on Saturday the...

You weren't in San Ysidro back on Saturday the 28th of June, were you? :hmmmmm

Those guys (part of Albuquerque Bike Club from the gear they were all wearing) were 50 miles from home, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,443
Posted By RxZ
Don't be scared, be aware :deal Other than...

Don't be scared, be aware :deal

Other than that, have fun! I wish I could get out for a ride like yours sometime in the near future. Not in the cards, so I live vicariously through others.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,897
Posted By RxZ
:nod However, what you pee out from the...

:nod

However, what you pee out from the diuretic effect is typically less than what you put in from the coffee/tea :deal

Again, more concentrated caffeine (Monsters, Redbull, 3 shots of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,897
Posted By RxZ
True, but in most coffee and tea at least the net...

True, but in most coffee and tea at least the net fluid exchange is positive. Caffeine is a diuretic, but it is in coffee, a liquid. Redbulls, Monsters, etc have a lot more caffeine so the math may...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,897
Posted By RxZ
Lol, I am blessed to live right about at the max...

Lol, I am blessed to live right about at the max (by my very non-exact measurements) of the temperature range in Texas :lol3

Further west (like Wichita Falls or so) it gets hotter, but it is not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,240
Posted By RxZ
This :deal

This :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,897
Posted By RxZ
Was about 92 here yesterday, felt great :1drink ...

Was about 92 here yesterday, felt great :1drink

It has been a very mild summer so far for us in east Texas, much cooler than recent years. Although, at 90 degrees and 60% humidity the heat-index...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 79,958
Posted By RxZ
I like my FZ1, and it would get demolished by...

I like my FZ1, and it would get demolished by most of the hyper-liter bikes talked about here :dunno
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,443
Posted By RxZ
All good advice so far, except for one thing... ...

All good advice so far, except for one thing...

If you are approaching a particularly bad thunderstorm hiding out under bridges, car washes, etc is not a good idea. Typically these structures are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34,489
Views: 8,485,819
Posted By RxZ
:nod I like mine as well. The sun always...

:nod

I like mine as well. The sun always seems to be in my eyes when riding, but not as much now with this helmet. I love having the bill create shade. One thing about it, the shield...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By RxZ
This is what I was thinking as well.

This is what I was thinking as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,877
Posted By RxZ
I get the sellers concern wanting the money...

I get the sellers concern wanting the money before letting go of the title. Problem is, the guy you are buying the bike from is not the current owner and has no title to give you :deal He has to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,369
Posted By RxZ
OK, I live in East Texas where our "mountains"...

OK, I live in East Texas where our "mountains" are little more than grassy knolls. That said, I think you're over thinking this. Just let the ride come to you. Stay well within your limits because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3,147
Views: 427,866
Posted By RxZ
I've seen people do that here too. I think they...

I've seen people do that here too. I think they think that when they hear an ambulance they are supposed to freeze!! Like now!! When I hear an ambulance I get out of the way, then freeze so the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,571
Posted By RxZ
I do this all the time. Why slow someone else...

I do this all the time. Why slow someone else down and cause them to loose momentum and mpg, when I am the one having to stop? As long as no one is in the oncoming lane, and no one is turning my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,571
Posted By RxZ
Dang, maybe I'm glad I live around here :deal

Dang, maybe I'm glad I live around here :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 79,958
Posted By RxZ
So this kinda terrifies me, in a good way... ...

So this kinda terrifies me, in a good way...

I was doing some research on my bike (2002 FZ1) and came across an article from motorcyclist magazine from 2002 talking about the FZ1.

Here are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,571
Posted By RxZ
:nod I've had old guys pull into peoples...

:nod

I've had old guys pull into peoples drive ways to let me pass. Well, I've done the same. Just seems like the decent thing to do :dunno

The interstates (all 1 of them) are mostly people...
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