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Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,240
Posted By Grainbelt
Congrats! I didn't see this til today, but as a...

Congrats! I didn't see this til today, but as a 50k mile '06 FZ6 owner, I think I can testify to its utility as a very easy to run commuter and tourer.

26k mile valve adjustments, I average...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By Grainbelt
325cc explosion is louder than a 150cc explosion ...

325cc explosion is louder than a 150cc explosion

My FZ6 with stock exhaust is nearly imperceptible when running at low rpms with a light throttle hand.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11,745
Views: 611,210
Posted By Grainbelt
I was sorta thinking about mcgarrys again.

I was sorta thinking about mcgarrys again.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-25-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,363
Posted By Grainbelt
Yup. I'll be having the pork banh mi combination....

Yup. I'll be having the pork banh mi combination. :dg

Pho 79 (http://www.pho79.net/menu.html), NW corner of Raymond Ave and Energy Park Dr, St. Paul.

11:30 am


Rally goers: West on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,363
Posted By Grainbelt
So far it is you and me and redkerk. No...

So far it is you and me and redkerk. No rallygoing miscreants. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-23-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,363
Posted By Grainbelt
Any of you mfers want Vietnamese for lunch...

Any of you mfers want Vietnamese for lunch Friday, shoot me a pm by 9am. Good spot at Raymond and energy park drive, meet you there at 1130.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-23-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11,745
Views: 611,210
Posted By Grainbelt
In, minus grainbroad. So close to work that I'll...

In, minus grainbroad. So close to work that I'll be there entirely too early.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-22-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 18,066
Views: 653,539
Posted By Grainbelt
wear an older pair of draggin jeans kevlar lined...

wear an older pair of draggin jeans kevlar lined khakis, a mesh jacket, vented summer gloves, and my usual boots.

The khakis do have pockets for armor but I never installed it. :shog If nothing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-21-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11,745
Views: 611,210
Posted By Grainbelt
In, if I can talk her highness into it.

In, if I can talk her highness into it.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7,600
Views: 1,123,130
Posted By Grainbelt
Ugh. There's no accounting for taste. :lol3

Ugh. There's no accounting for taste. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,030
Posted By Grainbelt
You have a triumph dealer nearby that you like?...

You have a triumph dealer nearby that you like? Buy a street triple R. /thread
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,772
Posted By Grainbelt
CSM is down the stairs and to the left. ...

CSM is down the stairs and to the left.

/modhat

:eyes
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,030
Posted By Grainbelt
If you're going to buy some hideously overwrought...

If you're going to buy some hideously overwrought watercooled naked bike, why not a Tuono?
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,030
Posted By Grainbelt
796 or 1100 evo. The other ones have hideous...

796 or 1100 evo. The other ones have hideous visible plumbing.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Grainbelt
tomorrow is a damn hurry but my dad has a place...

tomorrow is a damn hurry but my dad has a place in Ferryville (half hour south of lacrosse on 35) you might could park at

Shoot me a PM
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,772
Posted By Grainbelt
The VFR is a fully faired v-four, and all that...

The VFR is a fully faired v-four, and all that complexity costs something. The Yamaha FZ-09, by comparison, is a naked inline triple. No fairing, one set of cams, smaller and lighter block, etc. You...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-19-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18,066
Views: 653,539
Posted By Grainbelt
I may wander over to the bearded lady. Princess...

I may wander over to the bearded lady. Princess didn't get up in time to get organized to send me to the dealership, so I could swing by costco in there somewhere.

Just an alternately...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18,066
Views: 653,539
Posted By Grainbelt
I have one, and live a reasonable distance from...

I have one, and live a reasonable distance from the Coon Rapids Costco.

In fact, I'll be sitting at the Nissan dealer across the road from it tomorrow morning getting the oil changed in Tracey's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18,066
Views: 653,539
Posted By Grainbelt
dickel's alright. :thumb

dickel's alright. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,314
Posted By Grainbelt
There's a guy on here who did it - you either...

There's a guy on here who did it - you either have to order the tail plastics from canada or drill your stock ones - the pillion handle mounts in the subframe are still there, just no access thru the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,314
Posted By Grainbelt
Thank you for your input.

Thank you for your input.
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,314
Posted By Grainbelt
Yamaha FZ6R Though I do think you should...

Yamaha FZ6R

Though I do think you should consider a true supersport.

The FZ6R can be outfitted easily with hard luggage, has an adjustable seat, 26k mile valve adjustments, and is a Yamaha.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,314
Posted By Grainbelt
To counter the above post: the effortless torque...

To counter the above post: the effortless torque of a liter twin is a lazy approach to fast riding.

If you want to feel engaged, expose your bad habits, and be an integral part of the process,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,314
Posted By Grainbelt
I went from a GS500 to a Ninja 650R, had a DR650...

I went from a GS500 to a Ninja 650R, had a DR650 at the same time and now ride a Yamaha FZ6 (not the newer FZ6R).

I was pretty underwhelmed with Kawasaki's build quality on my first-generation...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18,066
Views: 653,539
Posted By Grainbelt
Spikehead and I are grabbing a dago at dusty's...

Spikehead and I are grabbing a dago at dusty's after work tomorrow, around 5pm.

drop by if you're in the neighborhood. :dg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-09-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11,745
Views: 611,210
Posted By Grainbelt
Lyle is that day, out

Lyle is that day, out
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11,745
Views: 611,210
Posted By Grainbelt
Monday night it is!

Monday night it is!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11,745
Views: 611,210
Posted By Grainbelt
Come on up, Klay. Make it Sunday 1pm and...

Come on up, Klay.

Make it Sunday 1pm and peeps can stop by here after for PIE!

Or Monday.

I can't do Tuesday.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11,745
Views: 611,210
Posted By Grainbelt
It's on my way home from work. :dg When we...

It's on my way home from work. :dg

When we doin this?
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,880
Posted By Grainbelt
:loco

:loco
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 358,892
Posted By Grainbelt
No, I ran the bitchy housewife gauntlet at...

No, I ran the bitchy housewife gauntlet at costco. :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 358,892
Posted By Grainbelt
Hope you like blueberry pie.

Hope you like blueberry pie.
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,260
Posted By Grainbelt
The Suzuki SFV650 (former Gladius) is $8100. ...

The Suzuki SFV650 (former Gladius) is $8100.

Kawasaki offers the Versys 650 at $8k, and while some here on ADV will pretend it is an adventure bike, it is really just a tall naked.

The Yamaha...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-25-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9,856
Views: 597,222
Posted By Grainbelt
Red bike, right side of the frame, in the...

Red bike, right side of the frame, in the parking lot.

I'm really good at where's waldo. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-25-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,909
Posted By Grainbelt
So who won the race, anyway? :ear

So who won the race, anyway? :ear
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 431,020
Posted By Grainbelt
It was 'built' the winter I was conceived, so I...

It was 'built' the winter I was conceived, so I don't know shit about it. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4,617
Views: 431,020
Posted By Grainbelt
I can't even begin to empathize. Is this like a...

I can't even begin to empathize. Is this like a hacksaw streetfightered desmosedici?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11,745
Views: 611,210
Posted By Grainbelt
Recently exsanguinated grainbelt is pretty...

Recently exsanguinated grainbelt is pretty docile. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11,745
Views: 611,210
Posted By Grainbelt
I have a blood donor appt at 1020 so 1130 at ipho...

I have a blood donor appt at 1020 so 1130 at ipho would be perfect
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11,745
Views: 611,210
Posted By Grainbelt
Friday is good for me. :ear

Friday is good for me. :ear
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