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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Rodan
I had an '04 that I bought with 10k miles, and...

I had an '04 that I bought with 10k miles, and rode it to ~24k.

I thought it was going to be the perfect SPORT touring bike I had been looking for. I was wrong. It was the first bike I'd owned...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 326,513
Posted By Rodan
I found the FJ to have serious vibes from 4k-5k...

I found the FJ to have serious vibes from 4k-5k rpm on my demo ride, but it was a brand new bike. In one of the articles since posted, the author also noticed the same vibration, but glossed over it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 326,513
Posted By Rodan
How many miles do you have on yours? I'm...

How many miles do you have on yours?

I'm curious if you were bothered by vibration between 4-5k rpm, and if it's gone away as the motor has broken in?

The demo I rode had enough vibration in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,467
Posted By Rodan
I like the Versys a lot, but don't think it looks...

I like the Versys a lot, but don't think it looks any better than the FJ-09 (neither are pretty). Love the orange though. The real difference is the weight... FJ is almost 100lbs lighter!

I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 326,513
Posted By Rodan
It may be easily addressed, but the fix will...

It may be easily addressed, but the fix will likely void the warranty... not something a lot of us want to do when plunking down $$ for a new bike. I don't own one, but I was seriously considering...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 326,513
Posted By Rodan
Are KTM Adventures limited? How 'bout GSs? ...

Are KTM Adventures limited?

How 'bout GSs?

My VStrom wasn't...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 326,513
Posted By Rodan
'Busas may be limited, but not to 115mph. That's...

'Busas may be limited, but not to 115mph. That's absurd... pretty much precludes any kind of trackday participation. Hell, I've hit that passing a Pirate Parade on a long straight...

I was...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,211
Posted By Rodan
Right... sowing machine. Like VK4DU said....

Right... sowing machine. Like VK4DU said....
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,211
Posted By Rodan
Well, the transmission on my R1100RSL was pretty...

Well, the transmission on my R1100RSL was pretty agricultural... :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 326,513
Posted By Rodan
I stand corrected... that's what happens when...

I stand corrected... that's what happens when the salesman knows less about the bike than the customer.

Good to know the modes can be switched on the fly. Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 326,513
Posted By Rodan
So, the local Yamaha shop finally got their demo...

So, the local Yamaha shop finally got their demo FJ09 out of the crate, and the weather was actually cooperating today. So I finally got to take one for a demo ride.

A little background on me, so...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 326,513
Posted By Rodan
I'm looking at the FJ09 as a companion to my...

I'm looking at the FJ09 as a companion to my Hayabusa. Having owned a VFR, I consider the 'Busa to be basically a VFR on steroids. I've also owned a VStrom 1k, which I think is more in the vein of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
Thanks, guys. I have one similar to the...

Thanks, guys.

I have one similar to the Twisted Throttle version... I wasn't much impressed by the big spacers that you see all over eBay...
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
So, is anyone using both Helibars and a block bar...

So, is anyone using both Helibars and a block bar riser on a Gen 1?

If so, were you able to get away with the stock brake lines? Did you have to modify the screen?

I currently have a block...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 326,513
Posted By Rodan
This is one thing that gets me about some of the...

This is one thing that gets me about some of the new bike styling. Cleaning bugs off is a major PITA. :huh

Talked to my local dealer and they've got a demo FJ09 they haven't uncrated yet. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,105
Posted By Rodan
Why? Comfortable sporty riding position. ...

Why?

Comfortable sporty riding position.
Slightly longer wheelbase than supersports.
Great handling in the real world.
Real world fuel range.

It doesn't have the V4 soundtrack, but it has...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,105
Posted By Rodan
It's not perfect, but my Gen 1 Hayabusa is about...

It's not perfect, but my Gen 1 Hayabusa is about as close as I've gotten for the riding I want to do, which has included everything from trackdays/drag racing to touring/600+ mile days. Think of it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
Like that yellow, but if I were to upgrade to a...

Like that yellow, but if I were to upgrade to a Gen II it would be the Orange/Black... :evil

http://p1m.mbike.com/001/002/697/22_01_2012_016_d.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,211
Posted By Rodan
Another + Had BMW priced it with the other...

Another +

Had BMW priced it with the other S models the XR would have had a clear advantage over bikes in the segment from Japan, Inc. At nearly $20k, things get a little muddier.

I know...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,211
Posted By Rodan
So, $3000 premium over the R... $19k with the...

So, $3000 premium over the R... $19k with the options anyone would want, and without bags. More than a 1200GS. :huh

I had hoped BMW wasn't going to stick their head up their ass with the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
Anyone tried the MFW Vario lowered pegs from...

Anyone tried the MFW Vario lowered pegs from Twisted Throttle on a 'Busa?
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,211
Posted By Rodan
$18,800 will be the base price for the XR??:huh

$18,800 will be the base price for the XR??:huh
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,207
Posted By Rodan
If you like VFRs, you'd love a Hayabusa... :evil ...

If you like VFRs, you'd love a Hayabusa... :evil

I had a '96 VFR (first bike I bought new), and loved the V4, but the suspension was cheap, and it needed more powah. I went through a lot of other...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
+1 Busa's are like the Escalade of the...

+1

Busa's are like the Escalade of the motorcycle world. It's hard to find one that hasn't been FUBARed.

I think mine may have actually appreciated a little bit since I bought it. Nice,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
Yup, Busa does great in pack mule mode... :D ...

Yup, Busa does great in pack mule mode... :D

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/RodanAZ/mc%20trip%20pics/Paonia%202011/DSCN0132.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
Haven't ridden a TL, so I can't directly compare,...

Haven't ridden a TL, so I can't directly compare, but I can say the 'Busa is a pretty comfortable sports tourer. I have a 1" bar riser and lowered pegs (Buell pegs), and have done 600+ mile days.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 190,358
Posted By Rodan
2004 Duc ST4S ...

2004 Duc ST4S

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/RodanAZ/mc%20trip%20pics/DSCN0080.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/RodanAZ/media/mc%20trip%20pics/DSCN0080.jpg.html)

The Duc was supposed...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
If you're thinking of the ZX-12, that goes waaay...

If you're thinking of the ZX-12, that goes waaay back to ~ 2003. That was something like 6-7 bikes ago! :rofl

I've had the 'Busa for about 5 years, but I think the last time I saw you I was on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,211
Posted By Rodan
That's the $17000 question...

That's the $17000 question...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
If anyone is looking for a Corbin seat for a Gen...

If anyone is looking for a Corbin seat for a Gen 1, I've got one for sale in the classifieds...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,211
Posted By Rodan
Conflating the two is kind of silly... BTW,...

Conflating the two is kind of silly...

BTW, I have a stock seat on my 'Busa and aftermarket seats in my car... :augie
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,211
Posted By Rodan
Kinda reminds me of one of my all time favorite...

Kinda reminds me of one of my all time favorite bikes...

http://student.gtc.edu/phampete/204-105-3r1a/caliendop204/assets/bike9.jpg

What killed a lot of the 'modern standards' for me was the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 126,211
Posted By Rodan
I've been satisfied with my farkeled Hayabusa as...

I've been satisfied with my farkeled Hayabusa as an all 'rounder ST bike for some time. This is the first bike I've seen in years that really tempts me... :evil

Hopefully, BMW doesn't overprice...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
Please do! Thx!

Please do! Thx!
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
Have you talked to Coeff recently? Is he still...

Have you talked to Coeff recently? Is he still doing suspension?

He did my last two racebikes, and just a spring change on the front and revalve does wonders. A new shock for the rear is a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
Not so much bling as re-habbing stock suspension...

Not so much bling as re-habbing stock suspension w/ 26k miles. It's always needed heavier fork springs, I figure it's time to actually get around to it...

I'm currently running 18/43 gearing...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
I've been debating whether to spend some $$ to...

I've been debating whether to spend some $$ to upgrade my Gen 1 (suspension, then motor), or to pop for a Gen 2, or '12 up ZX14. I love my Gen 1, and I've got it set up perfectly for me, so I hate...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
It's the Zero Gravity 'Sport Touring' screen. ...

It's the Zero Gravity 'Sport Touring' screen. It's a good bit higher than the stock screen, but then again, the stock screen is almost flat. I bought it when I got the bike and it's been exactly...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 80,057
Posted By Rodan
Hey, Scott, wassup? Long time no speak. Great...

Hey, Scott, wassup? Long time no speak. Great pic of your bike in the Dells.

Gratuitous crappy cell pic in Peeples Valley from yesterday... 'cause I haven't been on here in a LONG time. But I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,401
Posted By Rodan
Uh, no... Unless you can win the AMA 'superbike'...

Uh, no... Unless you can win the AMA 'superbike' championship without being a 'sportbike'. The truth is the definition of 'sportbike' has changed over the years, as racing bikes have changed. That...
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