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Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,710
Posted By otoko
Sport bikes and city riding don't really go...

Sport bikes and city riding don't really go together. My opinion, anyways.
I know Suzukis have 2 position rearsets, which might help you with leg room. But any sport bike will have raised...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,304
Posted By otoko
You two girls should probably take it to PM's.

You two girls should probably take it to PM's.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 258,671
Posted By otoko
I keep a pack jack under the passenger seat.

I keep a pack jack under the passenger seat.
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 258,671
Posted By otoko
That Versys looks sweet, I know most guys think...

That Versys looks sweet, I know most guys think it's ugly. Wonder how that 1043's gonna will feel.
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,304
Posted By otoko
Very interesting thread, thanks to the op for...

Very interesting thread, thanks to the op for starting it.

It really helps to post both the favorite, and the disappointing, so we know what type of rider you are. Can't expect a crotch rocket...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 239,944
Posted By otoko
Sorry, my Tapatalk game is weak. :fpalm ...

Sorry, my Tapatalk game is weak. :fpalm

Anyways, these days I tour around on my Ninja 1000, but in the past have put thousands of miles touring on a 919, and have also done some on the R6 and my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By otoko
Your current tires are fine. Hot off the track...

Your current tires are fine. Hot off the track should be 5 psi above your cold settings.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 239,944
Posted By otoko
lol, yes, as if the other guy's explanation...

lol, yes, as if the other guy's explanation wasn't clear enough.
Don't take my previous response so seriously, it was a joke, bud.

I like that dude's set up with the R1. And there's an inmate...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 239,944
Posted By otoko
I split the sport-touring category into...

I split the sport-touring category into SPORT-touring and sport-TOURING.

lmao.

Shit is getting out of hand.
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By otoko
I have a Ninja 1000, and wouldn't recommend it to...

I have a Ninja 1000, and wouldn't recommend it to a beginner. Not for the power, but the weight and maneuverability. I'd recommend a Ninja 650, Versys, or SV650. Something that is light, skinny...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,718
Posted By otoko
Yep, try a couple of clicks in on the rear...

Yep, try a couple of clicks in on the rear rebound.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,689
Posted By otoko
The best of luck on your journey.

The best of luck on your journey.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
Posted By otoko
Congrats on the kid. My son is 2. Three years...

Congrats on the kid. My son is 2. Three years ago, I had 3 bikes. A lot of track time, getting into racing - now I have one bike.
Do not get rid of any bikes. Just keep adding. That FZ1 is sweet....
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 167,930
Posted By otoko
There's an 07 with under 10k miles for under $4k...

There's an 07 with under 10k miles for under $4k in my area, if anyone is interested. Figured that's a good deal for someone. If I didn't have a Ninja 1000, I'd be looking at it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 22,167
Posted By otoko
Maybe it's a bad ground. What have other S1000...

Maybe it's a bad ground. What have other S1000 owners said about it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34,188
Views: 8,386,826
Posted By otoko
I'll be there on the 17th and 18th, feel free to...

I'll be there on the 17th and 18th, feel free to PM me some of these roads that you guys swear to secrecy. I'm a pussy though, I need nice, smooth surfaces. I'll be staying at the Two Wheel Inn on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,631
Posted By otoko
I think the earlier R6's had bad second gears....

I think the earlier R6's had bad second gears. But it'd still get you home.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By otoko
If any are near the Dulles airport, I don't mind...

If any are near the Dulles airport, I don't mind checking one out for you.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By otoko
Riders are mostly seasonal around here, it may be...

Riders are mostly seasonal around here, it may be a tough sell at leaving time.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By otoko
I need to subscribe to this thread. I'm pretty...

I need to subscribe to this thread. I'm pretty certain my next bike with be a Concours/FJR/ST1300.

Currently on a Ninja 1000, my wife can't handle more than an hour or so. It's got a wide...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,229
Posted By otoko
That's an easy ride. Two stops on a 3.5 hr ride. ...

That's an easy ride. Two stops on a 3.5 hr ride.
I had a Givi rack with a big 46L topcase. She felt better after she didn't have to worry about tipping backwards.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,229
Posted By otoko
I dragged my wife out on my old 919 on a handful...

I dragged my wife out on my old 919 on a handful of weekend trips. Every time, she was hating me by day 3. Corbin was worse than stock. Plenty fast in the corners for the streets. Bought it for 2700...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,540
Posted By otoko
The internal shape. I used to get my X11's from...

The internal shape. I used to get my X11's from Japan as well. Bowling ball shape in Japan, egghead shape in the US.

The US OGK Kamui is a smaller XL. I personally wore it for 30 minutes to see...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,540
Posted By otoko
Check out the OGK Kabuto Kamui. I have the FFV,...

Check out the OGK Kabuto Kamui. I have the FFV, and I've tried on the American version of the Kamui. I'll be ordering the Japanese version of the Kamui.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6,075
Views: 292,334
Posted By otoko
Went to Fauquier court a couple of years ago,...

Went to Fauquier court a couple of years ago, traffic court judge was pretty quick to toss my missing VA inspection out. This was after the officer was trying to get me for taking so long to get it. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,304
Posted By otoko
lol I was just being a smartass. I've toured on...

lol I was just being a smartass. I've toured on a 919 with a tiny screen. I have a Ninja 1000 now, but wouldn't hesitate to get another naked for day trips and short rips! And there's no such...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,304
Posted By otoko
You need fairings with 100-150hp?

You need fairings with 100-150hp?
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,675
Posted By otoko
How comfortable was the wife on the multi?

How comfortable was the wife on the multi?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 20,323
Posted By otoko
Boggles my mind that grown ass men act like this....

Boggles my mind that grown ass men act like this. Dude's got mommy issues, go do your thing bro, and have a blast.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,457
Posted By otoko
Congrats on the fz. Interested in the Connie...

Congrats on the fz. Interested in the Connie comparo, as I'm 5'7" and am wanting one down the road.
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,638
Posted By otoko
Jebus that's a smoking deal on the fz.

Jebus that's a smoking deal on the fz.
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,638
Posted By otoko
Givi makes a rack for fz1, so side cases wont be...

Givi makes a rack for fz1, so side cases wont be an issue. My buddy has 75k miles on his, and it runs perfectly. I think he's putting down near 150hp with all of Ivan's products. Rides the piss out...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 258,671
Posted By otoko
Yep, Geico and Progressive had me at 1400-1500 a...

Yep, Geico and Progressive had me at 1400-1500 a yr. Nationwide got me 500 and change, full coverage.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 258,671
Posted By otoko
Purolator PL14612, I believe. Have to double...

Purolator PL14612, I believe. Have to double check, but that's off the top of my head. I haven't had to, but I've read people having to burp the system after an oil change. Just fill up the filter...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By otoko
I used the stock gopro adhesive mount on my front...

I used the stock gopro adhesive mount on my front fairing. ~165mph on the straights, for probably a couple hundred laps. No issues.


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Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By otoko
I change my own tires, you'll be surprised at how...

I change my own tires, you'll be surprised at how thin the center can get. If you really needed to squeeze, ride a few hundred past the indicator. Or be safe and change at the indicator - after...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 258,671
Posted By otoko
Q2 has a more triangular profile than most, if...

Q2 has a more triangular profile than most, if not all ST tires. So I'm assuming that with that attribute, along with you bumping up to a /55, was a dramatic change for you.

Did you play with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,179
Posted By otoko
Get a used FZ1. I wouldn't say that the FZ09 is...

Get a used FZ1. I wouldn't say that the FZ09 is commuter or tour friendly. Never ridden an FZ8.


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Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By otoko
Im sure you've done this already, but did you...

Im sure you've done this already, but did you push it back and forth while trying to engage into gear?


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Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,803
Posted By otoko
Battle Of The $8,000 *New* Nakeds

I test rode a FZ09, but went with a Ninja 1000. Maybe you can find a used z1000, or cb1000r. FZ09 was very light. Not much feedback from the front end. It'll wheelie any time. I would buy it as...
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