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Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,937
Posted By KenB
Honda 919

Honda 919
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,793
Posted By KenB
I have the front end torn down at the moment -...

I have the front end torn down at the moment - doing some cleaning, inspecting, and adding a pair of Luminics Hyper White bulbs. I'll get some pics on the next ride when I have a worthy background :)
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,793
Posted By KenB
Thought I'd do a quick check-in here with a...

Thought I'd do a quick check-in here with a post-purchase summary. I've done over 1000 miles on this machine since I rode it home on 4/21. It's been my commuting vehicle, around town errand machine,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,793
Posted By KenB
I picked up a mint-condition '02 Honda CBR954RR...

I picked up a mint-condition '02 Honda CBR954RR yesterday and rode it home - nearly four hours. It's a spectacular bike. And unlike today's liter bikes, it's actually comfortable (well, except for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,407
Posted By KenB
So, tomorrow will be the big day. Everything is...

So, tomorrow will be the big day. Everything is set. Here's a recap of where I started and where I will be ending this fun hunt. I love this part of buying bikes - the research, the opinions from...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,407
Posted By KenB
I went to check out the 954 today. It fits me...

I went to check out the 954 today. It fits me like a glove and is an amazing bike. It's exactly as the owner described it and he came down a bit in price, threw in a rear stand, all his gear, the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,793
Posted By KenB
So, the story continues... I missed out out...

So, the story continues...

I missed out out on the first ZX that I wrote about here. But this past week I sold the '07 Bandit for $7K. I was thinking about picking up a local 2002 Honda 954 with...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,407
Posted By KenB
'06 F4i = 97.3 hp and 42ft/lbs torque and 441 lbs...

'06 F4i = 97.3 hp and 42ft/lbs torque and 441 lbs wet

ZX6R = 113.8 hp w/ 48.1 Ft/lbs and 427 lbs wet

954 = 139.0 hp w/ 70.9 ft/lbsand 434 wet

My heart and brain tell me the 954 is the one....
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,407
Posted By KenB
I have an '09 Wing in the garage so whatever...

I have an '09 Wing in the garage so whatever sport bike I buy will only be ridden solo. But your point is well taken about the powerband of a liter bike on the street. What I'd like is a 954-type...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,407
Posted By KenB
Another PM last night from an older gentlemen...

Another PM last night from an older gentlemen with an '02 CBR954RR in mint shape, new tires, and low miles. Asking 4800 OBO. I know these bikes got great reviews right before they went full liter....
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,407
Posted By KenB
Sport bike hunting - comments welcome

I'm looking for a sport bike that is the "opposite" of the '09 Goldwing that my wife and I tour on. For sale in my area recently:

2006 Ninja 636 (Kaw green with black trim), 8K miles, excellent...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 156,015
Posted By KenB
Help: Windscreens for riders under 6', helmet locks, and fender eliminators

Hi forum people! It's an astonishing 80 degrees here in New York and I have the Bandit out and need to add some modifications to it for commuting, around-town riding, and afternoon hooligan fun!
...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By KenB
:confused

:confused
Forum: Americas 03-29-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By KenB
Thanks for the reply! I did a lot of searching...

Thanks for the reply! I did a lot of searching over the weekend and finally found a good deal through kayak.com. One of the frustrations of Internet booking is they advertise a room rate that seems...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By KenB
New York City trip planning - advice needed

I'm taking my son to the city next month for his birthday. We're riding the Goldwing from home (Rochester) to Albany and taking Amtrak to Penn Station. We're seeing Mets games on Friday night, April...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,092
Posted By KenB
Suits: JR Survivor, Tourmaster Centurion, Olympia Phantom, or Fieldsheer Cyclone?

I started a new job recently and thinking about a 1-piece suit for commuting (and other riding too) into a city, something that I can slip on over business casual clothes. I'm debating the Joe Rocket...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,793
Posted By KenB
Point taken, wfobusa, that's good advice. I'm...

Point taken, wfobusa, that's good advice. I'm normally pretty conservative, especially on a bike that's foreign to me. I spend dozens of hours in parking lots each year doing low speed maneuvers,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,793
Posted By KenB
Have an itch - need input from ZX10R owners

I've been a member here for a few years, going back to my cruiser days when I was riding a Vulcan 1500. Since then I've owned an FZ1, 919, ST1300, and currently own an '09 Goldwing that my wife and I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By KenB
That's a gorgeous bike, thanks for the...

That's a gorgeous bike, thanks for the suggestion. I know nothing about this bike but I will definitely do some research on it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By KenB
Help with bike criteria selection

Which (used) bikes/models are:
No more than 8 years old
No more than 500-550 pounds
Have plenty of torque (are better at acceleration than top speed)
Seat height less than 32"
Is not a cruiser...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By KenB
The entire BRP is amazing (Skyline Drive was fun...

The entire BRP is amazing (Skyline Drive was fun too!) but I thought the southern region from Asheville to Cherokee was the most fun (technical roads and tunnels) and the most scenic. You should go...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 156,015
Posted By KenB
Check out the new Bandit screens from Zero...

Check out the new Bandit screens from Zero Gravity. I just installed their bandit touring screen and it is amazing. I went from stock to MRA Vario to Givi touring screen to the ZG touring screen and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By KenB
A Journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Beyond

A couple of months ago, my wife Robin and I started talking about our upcoming 20th wedding anniversary and how we'd like to celebrate it. I mentioned how nice it would be to get away for a week on a...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By KenB
Greetings from Cherokee NC and Deal's Gap

Howdy all! Just a quick check-in. My wife and I left last Saturday to spend our 20th wedding anniversary touring on the Goldwing.

We left home (Rochester NY) Saturday morning and arrived in Front...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By KenB
Thanks, everyonne! We're headed out in the...

Thanks, everyonne! We're headed out in the morning and really psyched for our first ride on the BRP.
Forum: Americas 06-03-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By KenB
Blue Ridge Parkway trip planning

My wife and I are leaving this Saturday to ride (GL1800) the BRP for the first time. We're planning to ride from home (Rochester NY) to Strasburg, VA to the first day. From Strasburg to Laurel...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 156,015
Posted By KenB
They are pretty hard to find in my area. When you...

They are pretty hard to find in my area. When you can find one, the non-ABS models are marked down significantly but the APB models are dam near MSRP. Demand seems to be on the increase. There are a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,013
Posted By KenB
Followed by removal of the factory stickers! ...

Followed by removal of the factory stickers!

Love the lower fairing. I'm still flirting with the idea of adding one myself....
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,013
Posted By KenB
Here's the Renthal link to the high road bars: ...

Here's the Renthal link to the high road bars:
http://www.renthal.com/File/apps1.asp?tabtype=5&productid=0&appid=ROAD&zone=&biketype=&manufacturer=&model=&bikedate=

I bought a pair off of a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,013
Posted By KenB
1. Are there handlebar options that don't require...

1. Are there handlebar options that don't require re-cabling?
I'd like something less wheelbarrow-like.
I'm running Renthal Road Road Bars. About an inch closer to the rider and didn't require new...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,840
Posted By KenB
Oh yeah. The Holeshot slip-on isn't very loud at...

Oh yeah. The Holeshot slip-on isn't very loud at all. Just enough gets through to make a nice I4 grunt that turns into a snarl above 6K. The Nautilus can be hear 4 blocks over I think!
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,840
Posted By KenB
So I've recently added a few mods to the Bandit...

So I've recently added a few mods to the Bandit and it's been quite a transformation. I'm more in awe than ever at what this bike is able to do, and the constant smile it brings to my face even after...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By KenB
Now that I'm done laughing and my family has...

Now that I'm done laughing and my family has stopped laughing at me, here's an obligatory picture and sound clip :)

Stebel sound clip (http://www.divshare.com/download/7078469-3f7)

Horn...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2009, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By KenB
I'm sorry to have wasted everyone's time on this....

I'm sorry to have wasted everyone's time on this. I'm emberassed to say it was neither the horn nor the switch. Everything works fine. It was and ID10T error. You see, all the while that Ken was...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By KenB
Thanks, duck. It appears that the switch is...

Thanks, duck.

It appears that the switch is the problem. When I take the horn straight to the battery, it works. I tested the hot wire from the battery to the horn, the ground from the battery to...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By KenB
Stebel horn experts, help!

I'm in the process of installing a Stebel horn on the Bandit. I've done one of these installs before, on an ST1300, and it's not rocket science. But I'm no electrical engineer and this install isn't...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By KenB
Check out wristtwisters.com too - hundreds of 919...

Check out wristtwisters.com too - hundreds of 919 owners over there.
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,858
Posted By KenB
Bandit 1250

I've been through 7 bikes in the last 9 years looking for the one that was perfect for me, my riding needs, and riding fun. In August 2007 I picked up a GSF1250SA and this one is a keeper. It's the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,235
Posted By KenB
I've owned all three -- '06 919, '02 FZ1, and '07...

I've owned all three -- '06 919, '02 FZ1, and '07 Bandit 1250 (yes I know you mentioned the 1200). For the things you are after, the Bandit should be at the top of the list. Having owned each, the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 156,015
Posted By KenB
Great looking bike, Pat! Of course, I'm a bit...

Great looking bike, Pat! Of course, I'm a bit biased toward the Bandit! :)

Count me in for a few of those stickers! I'll PM you my contact information. Thanks!
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