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Forum: Face plant 07-23-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By Phineas
Thanks guys. I am indeed grateful. The Qwest is...

Thanks guys. I am indeed grateful. The Qwest is the first helmet i'Ll try on since I've had such good luck with Shoei for so long.
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By Phineas
Thanks. I really am grateful my only lasting...

Thanks. I really am grateful my only lasting problem is helmet fit after a go down on the freeway. The reason I'm so perplexed is I've been a Shoei wearer since Simpson went out of business in 1986...
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By Phineas
I'll give it a try. The 1200 is clearly narrower...

I'll give it a try. The 1200 is clearly narrower through the cheek. I'm not sure about the crown.
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By Phineas
Helmet after a crash

I think this should go in face plant. Like I always knew would happen one day, on a Friday morning in So Cal, the HOV lane was clear and the regular traffic lanes were congested. I was happily...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,402
Posted By Phineas
Good to read this. I was just signing up for a...

Good to read this. I was just signing up for a "Golden State Gathering" over on VFRD and thought; I better buy an R/R and Stator to bring along. My 2005 has 110K on it and has been through three...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By Phineas
I had always wanted a VFR but had to hit a dump...

I had always wanted a VFR but had to hit a dump truck head on with my RS to get one. It was a black 2001 and it was a glorious 30k Miles in 18 months before I came around that fateful corner. I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,827
Posted By Phineas
For a racer I'm sure it's a totally different...

For a racer I'm sure it's a totally different story. For me, Joe average, I use about 85 or 90% of my performance on every ride. It doesn't matter whether I'm commuting or in the canyons or on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,834
Posted By Phineas
I could whine about the charging system on VFR or...

I could whine about the charging system on VFR or the difficulty of changing dash lights on early Hinckley Triumphs or something or other on any bike I've ever owned but at the end of the day every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,850
Posted By Phineas
Mine was stolen while I was at an ATM in West Los...

Mine was stolen while I was at an ATM in West Los Angeles. The bike was maybe ten feet behind me and I didn't hear a thing. The worse thing that ever happened was when me helmet was locked on my...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,226
Posted By Phineas
I love my 6th generation. It has 98k and is stil...

I love my 6th generation. It has 98k and is stil going strong. I thought it was expensive at $9999 otd in 2004.
I hated the vetch originally but learned to love everything about the bike.
I'm a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By Phineas
I love them but wouldn't pay a whole lot for one...

I love them but wouldn't pay a whole lot for one these days. There's still an active owners group out there. The carbs are the easiest I've ever done. Fox still makes a shock for it and fork...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By Phineas
It's true, you can never ride on automatic, ever,...

It's true, you can never ride on automatic, ever, anywhere.

Something I haven't see mentioned, while keeping a lose relaxed grip on the bars also consiously weight your footpegs. It feels like...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,950
Posted By Phineas
A screaming Honda Trail 55. In junior high metal...

A screaming Honda Trail 55. In junior high metal shop I folded up a box to fit in the step through so it looked like a real motorcycle. Painted it red and put a Honda decal on it. It had a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,994
Posted By Phineas
Both my kids were around nine when I started...

Both my kids were around nine when I started taking them. They're both tall like their mom and so could reach the pegs and generally participate in the adventure. I'm probably the wrong person to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By Phineas
I love the T-3 Triumphs. In my garage is a 98...

I love the T-3 Triumphs. In my garage is a 98 Sprint Sport and a 95 Sprint. Is my VFR a better bike in the short term, yes it is, but I'll grow old with the Sprint Sport. They are so reliable and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 29,418
Posted By Phineas
I'm only sixty but I'm feelin it. I was...

I'm only sixty but I'm feelin it. I was diagnosed with an irregular heart beat and put on blood thinners. Blood thinners make you bleed and bruise easily. Literally your brain can explode from the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,169
Posted By Phineas
To make sure the Hinckley's didn't have issues I...

To make sure the Hinckley's didn't have issues I think they sacrrificed some performance for durability. They are extremely durable. Everyone I've had has proven more reliable than my VFR much as I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,900
Posted By Phineas
too many people are worried about the valve...

too many people are worried about the valve adjustment intervals on the 6th generations. Unless you're in the canyons or on the track the VTEC is engaged very little of your riding time and they see...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,993
Posted By Phineas
I commute 80 miles a day on LA freeways and...

I commute 80 miles a day on LA freeways and there's four or five sportsters (none with windshields as I recall) that I see everyday rain or shine. It's funny since I rarely see another VFR and we're...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 1,167,109
Posted By Phineas
Good luck Nova Boy. I think the STs are cool...

Good luck Nova Boy. I think the STs are cool too. I may, just may replace my VFR with one. My VFR is tired at 100K. A fellow commuters ST feels like it just stepped off the showroom floor and it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,183
Posted By Phineas
I usually ride alone, like to ride with one or...

I usually ride alone, like to ride with one or two other people, mostly hate riding in groups. I do love riding with the Southern California Norton Club, a great bunch of folks, but I like to stay...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By Phineas
I had one I absolutely loved. That said I had to...

I had one I absolutely loved. That said I had to do a pretty expensive valve job every 30K or so. It was stolen at 90K and I was crushed. I did the suspension (shocks and springs) and an old...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Phineas
google my son...Ft Tejon, Mt. Emma, upper and...

google my son...Ft Tejon, Mt. Emma, upper and lower Big Tujunga,...There are more options for lunch in Wrightwood.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,466
Posted By Phineas
For me it's a time issue. 45 minutes on my VFR,...

For me it's a time issue. 45 minutes on my VFR, 2 or 3 hours in a car. Almost no matter what i take the bike. There are times after riding 400 miles through LA traffic all week when i put the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,316
Posted By Phineas
In 2003 when i was fifty I hit a dump truck head...

In 2003 when i was fifty I hit a dump truck head on. Yes he was stupidly in my lane and yes it was "his fault" as far as the police and insurance company were concerned but if I hadn't had my knee...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By Phineas
On Sunday morning the BSA Owners Club puts on...

On Sunday morning the BSA Owners Club puts on their annual Barry Smith Memorial All British Bike Ride from the Hansen Damn Aquatic Center in Sylmar California. The route takes you to the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,302
Posted By Phineas
I need to pay more attention to my trusty steeds....

I need to pay more attention to my trusty steeds.

My Triumph uses a little oil so I check it every few days. I look in the sight glass of my VFR when I think of it.

I did buy a nice little...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,704
Posted By Phineas
Thanks for the good info. I was in fact quoted...

Thanks for the good info. I was in fact quoted $12,660 by the local dealer. I also just joined Wild Guzzi.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,704
Posted By Phineas
Thanks. I'm a little slow sometimes.

Thanks. I'm a little slow sometimes.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Phineas
Still go to VFRDiscussion.com and wiremybike.com....

Still go to VFRDiscussion.com and wiremybike.com. Most of us with reliable sixth generation VFRs have installed the VFRness and eliminated the connector by soldering the wires together. I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,704
Posted By Phineas
Grizio 8V SE

I'm sure it's my poor search skills and this has been done before but I did search and couldn't find a thread...I had ridden a Grizio when they first came out and liked it a lot but wasn't really in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 63,494
Posted By Phineas
The way my VFR feels like the best bike ever...

The way my VFR feels like the best bike ever made, except that I can't go on a trip without a rectifier in my pack and how even after a factory recall and an aftermarket charging harness I only got...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,379
Posted By Phineas
I was at the bike shop not long ago when a...

I was at the bike shop not long ago when a Sportster pulled in with 150K. It's ridden by a teacher from Pasadena to Moorpark Ca every day. It looked stock (or was not obnoxiously loud at least). ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 496,980
Posted By Phineas
Congratulations! 90% of the time my silver 05 is...

Congratulations! 90% of the time my silver 05 is the best bike I've ever owned and hope you feel the same way after 80K.
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,135
Posted By Phineas
As someone who put 90K on a "92 Seca II I think...

As someone who put 90K on a "92 Seca II I think you're ranging far afield and the Seca would be a great bike for your needs. i would shop for a '94 is possible there's almost all metallic yellow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,179
Posted By Phineas
I've put high mileage on everything I've owned...

I've put high mileage on everything I've owned but to be honest, the two honda's I've owned, a 1979 750F the first year twin cam and my 05 VFR have had by far the most problems. The 79 needed a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,978
Posted By Phineas
I love my PR2s. I switched from Metzler M6 and...

I love my PR2s. I switched from Metzler M6 and have never looked back..The PRs handle great, last a long time, they're everything I need.

I'm schocked by some of the mileages. My VFR has 8K on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,336
Posted By Phineas
I'm with you. They revolutionized the whole...

I'm with you. They revolutionized the whole experience of "motorcycle" on every level.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,899
Posted By Phineas
This is a good thread for me, this is a good...

This is a good thread for me, this is a good place for me.. I ride 80 miles every day and have for many years and never ever worn hearing protection. I took a long trip in the car yesterday...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,900
Posted By Phineas
I think it depends on use. When I commuted by...

I think it depends on use. When I commuted by bicycle and tore up the canyons on the weekend I felt prudent replacing it every five or six years. Now that I live in the high desert and ride...
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