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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 517,449
Posted By RxZ
Thing is, I would prefer the Sportster for...

Thing is, I would prefer the Sportster for commuting to work. The FZ is just too much for the task (but oh is it FUN!) My commute is about 7 miles, max speed limit of 60 MPH. I could to the whole...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-03-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,563
Views: 517,449
Posted By RxZ
I have a Yamaha FZ1, and wouldn't mind having a...

I have a Yamaha FZ1, and wouldn't mind having a Sportster parked beside it :dunno
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 88,083
Posted By RxZ
I've been doing the exact same two things here...

I've been doing the exact same two things here lately! So far no road rage :dunno
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,181
Posted By RxZ
You said you had signed up for the MSF?... ...

You said you had signed up for the MSF?... You'll learn the hill start there, so I won't tell you how. But remember this: friction zone.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,181
Posted By RxZ
Check out this site: www.motorcyclegear.com ...

Check out this site: www.motorcyclegear.com

They have good stuff for a decent price most of the time. Their closeouts can be great deals. They buy unsold overstock from the big companies and sell...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 616,757
Posted By RxZ
Or work at a place that does random drug testing....

Or work at a place that does random drug testing. Although, working around controlled substances all the time maybe I'm jaded on that fact of life.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,169,097
Posted By RxZ
I would ride that!

I would ride that!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-28-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,382
Posted By RxZ
When I first started riding, I promised my wife...

When I first started riding, I promised my wife that I would always wear gear. At the time that included helmet, gloves, armored jacket and boots. I added armored over-pants later on, but I do not...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,268
Posted By RxZ
I was there three weeks ago :1drink It's...

I was there three weeks ago :1drink

It's still in better condition :cry
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5,724
Views: 1,169,097
Posted By RxZ
Nice bike Randy, and sounds like a good deal as...

Nice bike Randy, and sounds like a good deal as well; always a plus!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,388
Posted By RxZ
I don't think my water-cooled bike would overheat...

I don't think my water-cooled bike would overheat in bad traffic and high heat; however, it will cook my legs even with technical gear on (non-mesh). When the radiator fan comes on it is almost...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-31-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By RxZ
:nod My bike has 4! And I plan to never...

:nod

My bike has 4! And I plan to never touch them...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-23-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,124
Posted By RxZ
Subscribed, so I can do this after work...

Subscribed, so I can do this after work...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-21-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 88,083
Posted By RxZ
Yeah, not legal here (although there have been...

Yeah, not legal here (although there have been bills in legislature the past 6 years that would have made it so) but I do not like sitting at the end of the line at a red light with the previous...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,712
Posted By RxZ
I have a first generation FZ1 that I bought 2...

I have a first generation FZ1 that I bought 2 years ago with low miles for 2500. Parts are plentiful and cheap if you need them. Valve adjustments are at 24,000 mile intervals (with some people...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-21-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 88,083
Posted By RxZ
I've taken to filtering to the front at red...

I've taken to filtering to the front at red lights on the rare occasion that I am in a situation that it seems appropriate. Admittingly, it isn't often in my town of about 100K people. Anyway, the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-18-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 88,083
Posted By RxZ
Guy in a Hyundai Veloster did that to me...

Guy in a Hyundai Veloster did that to me yesterday. Reasonably fun and quick car, but in straight line speed against an FZ1?...

I really don't know what he was thinking; or more likely, what he...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-17-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 616,757
Posted By RxZ
Is it just me, or do you guys get the small low...

Is it just me, or do you guys get the small low powered sports cars wanting to "race" all the time? I had two on my way home today, which is only a 6 mile jaunt with only 4 red lights. Anyway, when...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-14-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 255,205
Posted By RxZ
That the guy that gets 100 mpg on the Ninja 250?

That the guy that gets 100 mpg on the Ninja 250?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-14-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,408
Posted By RxZ
I've never seen it in writing, but I am fairly...

I've never seen it in writing, but I am fairly sure the break-ins recommended by the manufacturers are there for the purchaser's protection. Not from service intervals, bad parts, service contracts...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-07-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,548
Posted By RxZ
I was car free (sort of, wife had her mini-van)...

I was car free (sort of, wife had her mini-van) for about 3 months a couple of years ago. It was nice, but totally impractical with our life. We have 3 kids, so sometimes I have to take one kid...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-07-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,643
Posted By RxZ
If I get caught in a light rain I'm fine. Heavy...

If I get caught in a light rain I'm fine. Heavy rain... I'd rather wait it out, or take the car if I have to be somewhere. I've nothing to prove to anyone.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-04-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,092
Posted By RxZ
From a pure physics standpoint, the dual setup...

From a pure physics standpoint, the dual setup would last longer. Even so; they may last twice as long, but then you are replacing two sets, so its a wash financially :dunno
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-28-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,078
Posted By RxZ
I started on a Ninja 500 (ex500). I have a 31-32...

I started on a Ninja 500 (ex500). I have a 31-32 inch inseam, and am 5'10" for reference. I rode that bike for many years, and even now I wish I had it when commuting through town in traffic. ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-25-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 88,083
Posted By RxZ
Sigh. Not yet... Hasn't stopped many from...

Sigh. Not yet...

Hasn't stopped many from safely doing it anyway, but there is a risk with LEOs if you decide to do it. Mainly with laws that do not differentiate motos from cars; i.e. "Only one...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-25-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,695
Posted By RxZ
My local dealer carries Icon, and matches (or at...

My local dealer carries Icon, and matches (or at least gets pretty close) online deals. I went and tried a few on, found out I was wearing the wrong size in my old Variant, then bought a new Icon...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-24-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,374
Posted By RxZ
Bought my 2002 FZ1 from a guy for 3250 back in...

Bought my 2002 FZ1 from a guy for 3250 back in 2013. 12 years old and only 16K miles! Not that I've really racked up the miles or anything. Point being, 3-6K is a great range to look for a used...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-23-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,566
Posted By RxZ
I hold a rag behind the chain between it and the...

I hold a rag behind the chain between it and the wheel. This catches any overspray from landing on the wheel. However, a great point for someone new to chain maintenance. :deal
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-17-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,047
Posted By RxZ
EX500, known issue: water pump seal I have...

EX500, known issue: water pump seal

I have no mechanical training or aptitude for it, and I changed that seal out twice when I owned the bike. Easy to do and costs about 10 dollars at the time. ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,296
Posted By RxZ
:nod Just got a nice Scorpion jacket for...

:nod

Just got a nice Scorpion jacket for about $50 from motorcyclegear.com. MSRP was almost $200.

It was overstock 2011 or 2012 gear that hadn't sold, but I think it looks great and will...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-28-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 139,355
Posted By RxZ
Thanks man! And about the R6 shock, the previous...

Thanks man! And about the R6 shock, the previous owner did that not too long before I bought it from him. The rear feels good when riding. The front does seem a bit "vague" sometimes, but I do not...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-28-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 139,355
Posted By RxZ
Hey grommets, you're on the FZ1OA forum, right? ...

Hey grommets, you're on the FZ1OA forum, right? Anyway, I have a question about yours. Did you fabricate the mounts for luggage yourself, or is that part of some system? I would really like to add...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-20-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By RxZ
Very cool! Last time I was up there (about 4-5...

Very cool! Last time I was up there (about 4-5 years ago or so), they had just started work making the bike trails. Good to hear they are finished.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-18-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,566
Posted By RxZ
Last week I went out for a quick ride after...

Last week I went out for a quick ride after having not ridden for a couple of weeks. As I was riding around I started to think that something just didn't feel right. Not quite sure what, but when...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-18-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 616,757
Posted By RxZ
I've got a route planned :deal Adds about 5...

I've got a route planned :deal

Adds about 5 minutes best I can tell, but works the tires a little more :evil

Although, instead of cars I'll have to watch for deer :eek1
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 94,087
Posted By RxZ
:nod And I would really like to be out on my...

:nod

And I would really like to be out on my FZ1 right now! :deal
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-18-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 94,087
Posted By RxZ
Not sure if all that was directed at me, or if it...

Not sure if all that was directed at me, or if it was just the post that got quoted for your monologue; however...

I was responding to the comment about which dealership would you rather have if...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 94,087
Posted By RxZ
Harley :deal I do not have the numbers in...

Harley :deal

I do not have the numbers in front of me, but I am pretty sure that Harley outsold all other brands of motorcycles COMBINED the past few years in the US.

I wouldn't mind a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-17-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 616,757
Posted By RxZ
I haven't commuted on the bike to work in over...

I haven't commuted on the bike to work in over 1.5 years (1/4 mile commute). January I start a new job which will have me drive about 6 miles to work. I think I am going to start taking the bike...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,186
Posted By RxZ
Slap a GoPro on your helmet and now your a...

Slap a GoPro on your helmet and now your a motovlogger! :freaky
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