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Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,335
Posted By Rodan
30-40hp in intake and exhaust on a C6... :nod ...

30-40hp in intake and exhaust on a C6... :nod 'Course you are talking LOTS of money and time...

On topic, I did ~200 miles on my 'Busa today... I've been thinking a lot lately about replacing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,335
Posted By Rodan
Well, it's cheap enough, but as rarely as I use...

Well, it's cheap enough, but as rarely as I use full throttle in the lower gears I don't know if I'd bother. I would think a Power Commander and dyno tune would do a lot more for the bike (I know...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Rodan
AZ - Yarnell Hill DPS PSA

Public service message for Northern AZ riders... the weather is nice, and the bikes are out. So is DPS...

Y'all probably are familiar with DPS's routine on Yarnell Hill. Well, they appear to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,218
Posted By Rodan
You roll it onto the bar end when you're not...

You roll it onto the bar end when you're not using it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
Posted By Rodan
The beachfront property is about as valuable as...

The beachfront property is about as valuable as that video in showing the effectiveness of that hugger.

I'm guessing you've never actually ridden a motorcycle in the rain, 'cause the physics of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
Posted By Rodan
OK, I watched the video... you're kidding, right?...

OK, I watched the video... you're kidding, right? :rofl

From the angle of the video, you can't see shit about the water coming off the back of the tire and going straight up.

BTW, I got some...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
Posted By Rodan
You would think they would want to explain why...

You would think they would want to explain why they limited the bike, when none of it's competitors are similarly limited. Assuming their goal is to sell bikes. I would hope the journalists doing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
Posted By Rodan
I know all about Mangusson-Moss. Good luck with...

I know all about Mangusson-Moss. Good luck with that if you have a motor problem after modifying the ECU, unless you have deep pockets to pay for lawyers.

That hugger doesn't cover to the rear...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
Posted By Rodan
Not really... Still nothing from Yamaha...

Not really...

Still nothing from Yamaha about why they would put such a ridiculously low limit on this bike.

Sure it's easy to defeat, if you want to void your warranty. However, before I buy...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,218
Posted By Rodan
Doesn't anyone read anymore? :gerg

Doesn't anyone read anymore? :gerg
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,218
Posted By Rodan
My '98 ZX-9 weighed 440lbs with a full tank and...

My '98 ZX-9 weighed 440lbs with a full tank and Muzzy Ti/Carbon pipe. With that pipe and a jet kit, it put down 142hp. Those were really strong numbers back in the day. It was as comfortable as...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,218
Posted By Rodan
Guess you missed this part:

Guess you missed this part:
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,218
Posted By Rodan
In that price range, I'd look for a really clean...

In that price range, I'd look for a really clean '98-0? Kawi ZX-9R

Light - under 450lbs
Stonking motor (1st factory bike in the 9s)
Comfy ergos compared to newer supersports (almost VFR comfy)...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
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, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
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, 08:45 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,824
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
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, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
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, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 133,253
Posted By Rodan
Right... sowing machine. Like VK4DU said....

Right... sowing machine. Like VK4DU said....
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 133,253
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
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, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
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, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
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, 09:11 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,335
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, 07:52 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,335
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, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 372,214
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, 06:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,291
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, 04:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,291
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, 07:31 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,335
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, 10:32 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 133,253
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, 04:17 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 133,253
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, 07:09 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,335
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 133,253
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, 07:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,539
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, 01:16 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,335
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, 08:01 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,335
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, 09:54 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 82,335
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 198,654
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...
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