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Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,783
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Leftover FZ08s are plentiful and cheap, at least...

Leftover FZ08s are plentiful and cheap, at least a dealers around here. From what I read they also have better fueling, suspension and brakes than FZ07 and FZ09, but lack the low and midrange stomp...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By DirtyRoadie
If you have GS money to spend I wouldn't even...

If you have GS money to spend I wouldn't even consider the others. (I like the Versys but I don't have GS money) Get a KTM Super Adventure 1290. It's a lot more than the FJ or Versys but a little...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 131,984
Posted By DirtyRoadie
DANG!!!!!! That's what I want my FJR to be.

DANG!!!!!! That's what I want my FJR to be.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,121
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Ha ha ha ha, this is great!! People sure get...

Ha ha ha ha, this is great!! People sure get pretty upset about what a magazine ,that they claim has no credibility, says about their particular favorite. If I felt they had no credibility I would...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I've followed my brother on his '13 Street Glide...

I've followed my brother on his '13 Street Glide through many 80+ mph sweepers and never noticed any weave. Some were on pretty rough pavement also. I guess if you try hard enough you could get any...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,399
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Yeah, thanks alot for the photos. It's snowing...

Yeah, thanks alot for the photos. It's snowing here again:cry.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,919
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I wish I could have both for a summer then sell...

I wish I could have both for a summer then sell the one that collects the most garage dust, but due to budgetary constraints I'll probably keep the FJR for awhile. It's a '12 with low miles so it's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,919
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Rider magazine dyno shows Versys with 110hp at...

Rider magazine dyno shows Versys with 110hp at the wheel vs (no pun intended) 126 at the wheel for the Ninja 1000. Both numbers are more than adequate but since it is a big ST bike more is always...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,919
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I've been reading all the comparos on these three...

I've been reading all the comparos on these three bikes and wanted to love the Versys since I sat on one at a motorcycle show. After reading what these guys have to say I've come away wanting a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,835
Posted By DirtyRoadie
In "spirit" he was wrong, but in fact it was...

In "spirit" he was wrong, but in fact it was entertaining watching that guy haul butt through that course. I was at a Buell Battletraxs event some years ago (I think that's what it was called). It...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27,771
Views: 5,513,818
Posted By DirtyRoadie
My son just picked up a leftover '13 here in...

My son just picked up a leftover '13 here in western NY state for $9900. Probably more willing to deal here because our short riding season. He brought it over for me to check out and I was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,835
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Yes, same exact color but mine is the GT Air, I...

Yes, same exact color but mine is the GT Air, I shoulda waited a few months for the new RF1200. Nice bike, I've liked the double chrome headlights since I saw them on the first generation Triumph...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,399
Posted By DirtyRoadie
You didn't do the proper and complete showroom...

You didn't do the proper and complete showroom test ride. While sitting on the bike you are supposed to make motor noise to really get the feel for the bike!!! I'm tall n skinny and found the Versys...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 780,048
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Heat issue addressed on '06 and later models....

Heat issue addressed on '06 and later models. Unfortunately it also gained a lot of weight, she carries it well though.
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 438,644
Posted By DirtyRoadie
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Probably just to smooth off idle...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Probably just to smooth off idle response and get rid of speed limiter. Out of the box my wife's 4 cylinder Camry is faster, not quicker, than a stock FJ.
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,399
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Rider Magazine arrived yesterday with a 3 way...

Rider Magazine arrived yesterday with a 3 way shootout between the Versys 1000, FJ09, and VStrom 1000. They picked the Versys as their winner. I was kinda waiting to read a comparison before settling...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,835
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Oh yeah, and I once met Buell, years ago in New...

Oh yeah, and I once met Buell, years ago in New Hampshire at a Buell demo event. The guy is awesome and a great loss for Harley Davidson in my opinion.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,835
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I'm not a Harley rider but I like your attitude....

I'm not a Harley rider but I like your attitude. Most Harley guys, including my brother, worship anything that says Harley Davidson on it, even the overpriced imported Motor Clothes. Someday I see...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 438,644
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I thought I was getting these abreevs down but I...

I thought I was getting these abreevs down but I gotta ask, WTF is IDGAS?
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 780,048
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Current draw with L.E.D. lighting is so small...

Current draw with L.E.D. lighting is so small that a relay is probably not necessary, may have to order me up a set of those.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 780,048
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Nice, I like your mount also, (from previous...

Nice, I like your mount also, (from previous photos). I had something similar on My KTM 990, but they cost a fortune. Did you use a relay when you wired them up?
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 438,644
Posted By DirtyRoadie
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ My goodness that appears to...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ My goodness that appears to be WAY high and away from the roll center of the bike. Might be deceiving because the bike is so compact. Color match looks almost perfect in the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,835
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Ha ha ha ugly 500 and 750 cc liquid cooled V...

Ha ha ha ugly 500 and 750 cc liquid cooled V twins, not sure what they had in mind back then but they sold a butt load of 'em I guess.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,453
Posted By DirtyRoadie
How 'bout a Ducati Monster? Oh that's been...

How 'bout a Ducati Monster? Oh that's been mentioned, sorry. If your budget is OK with GS or RT then why not consider a Multistrada, or Hyperstrada?
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,835
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Not positive, but I don't think it's in their...

Not positive, but I don't think it's in their line up anymore. Harley does appear to be making Honda Shadows now though so maybe soon they'll be making other cool Japanese bikes from the '80s !!
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,016
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Ummmmmm, next. Please.

Ummmmmm, next. Please.
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9,895
Views: 1,671,607
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I want a BMW R1200RS, and I'm not a BMW guy...

I want a BMW R1200RS, and I'm not a BMW guy although I have an '86 R65 that hasn't seen the light of day in a few years. I haven't figured out how to post a picture to this forum.
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 438,644
Posted By DirtyRoadie
THAT GOT MY ATTENTION!! Now if only they bring...

THAT GOT MY ATTENTION!! Now if only they bring it stateside. I had a KTM 990 Adventure and absolutely loved riding it, but with virtually no dealer support around here and maintenence being a PITA I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 438,644
Posted By DirtyRoadie
That's an easy one, you wait til dark, put on...

That's an easy one, you wait til dark, put on sunglasses then HIT IT!
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 47,978
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Honestly the stratoliner handled very well at...

Honestly the stratoliner handled very well at slow speed despite its 800 and some odd lb heft. The EG however held a slight advantage in slow speed maneuvers and really tight turns. I think it is a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 438,644
Posted By DirtyRoadie
On the BigVersys1000 thread there is a someone...

On the BigVersys1000 thread there is a someone who posted that he test rode both, and bought the Versys because the FJ09 had serious vibes. A test ride on both will certainly be in order.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 47,978
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Rauchman, regarding Stratoliner. I had one for a...

Rauchman, regarding Stratoliner. I had one for a few years. Would ride a Harley E-Glide on patrol all day then get on the 'liner to ride home. It was like getting out of my old Chevy Chevette(great...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 438,644
Posted By DirtyRoadie
One of the magazines did a recent test with the...

One of the magazines did a recent test with the factory touring screen. They claimed it provided decent wind protection but seemed to flutter a lot. It won't take long for the aftermarket to offer...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 438,644
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Yup, at the motorcycle show they had an FJ09 with...

Yup, at the motorcycle show they had an FJ09 with a number of the options, including the factory touring shield. It looked weird because it was much taller but very narrow.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 438,644
Posted By DirtyRoadie
I'm a Yamaha guy (currently on an FJR), but after...

I'm a Yamaha guy (currently on an FJR), but after sitting on and mulling over a Versys 1000 and FJ09 back to back at the motorcycle show in Toronto, the Kawi (Never had one) fits me much better and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 47,978
Posted By DirtyRoadie
The problem is that they are all calling me. I...

The problem is that they are all calling me. I actually had a Stratoliner for a few years and loved it, except for the awfull noise the floorboards made everytime I went around a corner.:evil Traded...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 47,978
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Looking at Stratoliners again, what's wrong with...

Looking at Stratoliners again, what's wrong with me????
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 438,644
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Pasta (I love that name by the way) , I think you...

Pasta (I love that name by the way) , I think you may just be used to the FJR torque curve.(88 ft/lbs for the FJR vs. 60 for the FJ) I have an FJR also, a '12, and that thing pulls from idle right...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 32,399
Posted By DirtyRoadie
A couple things. First, someone above mentioned...

A couple things. First, someone above mentioned that the FJ09 forum was a buz and this on seems to be fizzing out. It may be that you guys are out riding while the FJ09 guys are crying about the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,872
Posted By DirtyRoadie
Get the Ducati, ride it for a year or two then...

Get the Ducati, ride it for a year or two then sell it and buy a used FJ09 for about 5 grand. No brainer.
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