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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 25,260
Posted By 2whl-hoop
There is definitely a center stand in the...

There is definitely a center stand in the trademark rendering.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,770
Posted By 2whl-hoop
That makes sense. I was trying to guess what the...

That makes sense. I was trying to guess what the different letter designations after FJ09 might mean, and I couldn't come up with anything.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,770
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Sounds like two models. FJ09. ...

Sounds like two models. FJ09.

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/09/12/motorcycle-news/carb-documents-reveal-two-yamaha-fj-09-models/
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,258
Posted By 2whl-hoop
After rereading your first post, I have to ask,...

After rereading your first post, I have to ask, what is it specifically that you don't like about the FZ1? It certainly doesn't lack power, comfort, or handling after the suspension mods. Are you...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,075
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I had a 2012 dl650, which I just traded in on a...

I had a 2012 dl650, which I just traded in on a Yamaha FZ1. I test rode the Tiger 800 roadie a year ago, and if I had been shopping the Tiger against the DL when I bought it, I would have gotten the...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,962
Posted By 2whl-hoop
If the FJR had the same handlebar setup as the...

If the FJR had the same handlebar setup as the s10, I might still have mine today. The weird bar-angle and the inability to easily change it were what killed the FJR for me. I loved the rest of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I currently have a Bell Revolver, which I am...

I currently have a Bell Revolver, which I am pretty happy with, but it's noisy and I'm pretty sure it's from the gaps where the face of the helmet opens. I'm thinking about getting an RS-1. How well...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,635
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I think it says that the larger tank on the 2014...

I think it says that the larger tank on the 2014 model is carried over to the 2015, not that it was increased again for 2015. It's kind of confusing the way they worded it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 146,216
Posted By 2whl-hoop
More telling is the torque, especially before...

More telling is the torque, especially before about 8k...

http://www.sportrider.com/sportbikes/2014-middleweight-entry-level-sportbikes-dyno?image=1
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,028
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I think the OP is confusing soulless and refined....

I think the OP is confusing soulless and refined. Ride any Japanese sport bike as it was intended, and then claim it so soulless...

I spent a few seasons on an FJR, and I thought that I didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,376
Posted By 2whl-hoop
A couple of first ride reports: ...

A couple of first ride reports:

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/2014-ebr-1190sx-first-ride?dom=mcy&loc=contentwell&lnk=2014-ebr-1190sx-first-ride
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,770
Posted By 2whl-hoop
That's pretty obviously quite a bit different...

That's pretty obviously quite a bit different from the trademark rendering. Maybe a Japanese or Euro market bike? I prefer the luggage mounts, the bigger tank, and the center stand on the TM...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,770
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Looking at these two pictures, it looks like it...

Looking at these two pictures, it looks like it would be a lot more involved than just swapping tanks. there's a lot of shrouding, different seats, etc.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 76,531
Posted By 2whl-hoop
It's actually top tubes, not tube. There is one...

It's actually top tubes, not tube. There is one on each side connecting the front and rear sections.

There is a better drawing here:...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 110,120
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Here's mine

A 2013, bought last month, that I've put about 600 miles on. Really liking it so far!

http://bhoop.smugmug.com/FZ1/i-jD9JXnw/0/L/IMG_0464-L.jpg (http://bhoop.smugmug.com/FZ1/i-jD9JXnw/A)
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 170,373
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I was kind of thinking the same thing, but it...

I was kind of thinking the same thing, but it seemed like a pretty short time frame to make a jump like that. I hope it isn't a prelude to them shifting Victory to the back burner...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 170,373
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Pull out a copy of the July 2014 issue of...

Pull out a copy of the July 2014 issue of Motorcyclist. They have an article on Victory's new liquid cooled performance engine, along with several drawings. The lead drawing is the Scout. They also...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 76,531
Posted By 2whl-hoop
One picture isn't really enough to pass judgment...

One picture isn't really enough to pass judgment on, but I think with slightly different styling, it would fit better in the Victory line-up...the mufflers look like they came off a Victory.
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 170,373
Posted By 2whl-hoop
new paint for 2015

The two-tone paint is beautiful!!!

http://stblogs.motorcyclistonline.com/files/2014/07/Indian-Chief-Vintage-and-48-Chief-by-Barry-Hathaway.jpg

...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,045
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Also, the bike fuels perfectly. Probably better...

Also, the bike fuels perfectly. Probably better than the strom when coming off a closed throttle.
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,045
Posted By 2whl-hoop
One thing I want to add: One of the big...

One thing I want to add:

One of the big concerns that had me giving the FZ8 consideration over the FZ1 was the 1's fairing and potential buffeting issues, with which I'm pretty familiar coming...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,045
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I've only put about 70 miles on so far and I...

I've only put about 70 miles on so far and I haven't taken it above 7k on the tach, and I think it's probably faster than my dl650 was :D. I think the big topend hit makes the bottom seem weaker...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,045
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Thanks! It was on the floor right next to the...

Thanks! It was on the floor right next to the matte gray FZ8 which also made choosing easier :lol3

I've followed a lot of your "which bike next" type threads...I think we have some of the same...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,045
Posted By 2whl-hoop
After thinking about it, I decided I'd be more...

After thinking about it, I decided I'd be more likely to regret getting the FZ8.

http://bhoop.smugmug.com/FZ1/i-JV84sZq/0/L/image-L.jpg (http://bhoop.smugmug.com/FZ1/i-JV84sZq/A)

...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,045
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I'm starting to lean pretty heavily towards the...

I'm starting to lean pretty heavily towards the FZ1. It would scratch an itch I've had since they came out with the gen2 in '06. I wanted one then, but they were delivering them pretty late in the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,045
Posted By 2whl-hoop
True, but they're hard to find locally, and I...

True, but they're hard to find locally, and I think the FZ8 and FZ1 have a bit more practicality to them. Also, I think it would be hard to ride the FZ09 with restraint...I've had 1050 Speed Triple...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,045
Posted By 2whl-hoop
2013 fz1 vs. 2013 fz8: is it worth $2800 more??

I'm thinking about trading my '12 dl650 for one of these bikes. I found them both at a dealer close to me, and $2800 is the difference in the OTD price. I primarily commute, and after initially...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 59,374
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Did the dealer add the heated grips? I thought...

Did the dealer add the heated grips? I thought they were only standard on the ES model.

I've heard heated grips work better on steel bars, like the old bike had, rather than aluminum bars, like...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I settled on the Pro Taper atv-mid, but before...

I settled on the Pro Taper atv-mid, but before that I tried a yz-bend with Rox risers. The Rox allow some fore and aft adjustment, which you might need if you are going to run hand guards.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 517,307
Posted By 2whl-hoop
That picture actually makes me think about...

That picture actually makes me think about trading in my strom...I just don't know if I'd get annoyed with the smallish tank
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,719,000
Posted By 2whl-hoop
He's not tall enough yet for a pedal bike. I...

He's not tall enough yet for a pedal bike. I jumped the gun and bought him one a year ago and all he can do is sit on it. One of the best features of the Strider is that you can really get the seat...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,719,000
Posted By 2whl-hoop
A little bit of thread jack, but that's the norm...

A little bit of thread jack, but that's the norm here...:D

This is a video of my son last fall, and he loves his. He just turned three a month ago. I was following on a regular pedal bike, so he...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 170,373
Posted By 2whl-hoop
I demo'd the Chieftain there last summer as well...

I demo'd the Chieftain there last summer as well as a couple of Triumphs. I'm not ready to drop that kind of coin, but when I am, Indian will get a good look over....
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 170,373
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Is that the St.Paul dealer? Those look like...

Is that the St.Paul dealer? Those look like Triumphs on your right...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 517,307
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Nice little video... <iframe...

Nice little video...

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/86507926" width="500" height="221" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 273,503
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Any chance the mid-controls from last years judge...

Any chance the mid-controls from last years judge will bolt on?
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 273,503
Posted By 2whl-hoop
http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/cruiser/gu...

http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/cruiser/gunner/specifications

I guess I'm not seeing how this is much different than the Judge...:hmmmmm
Forum: Beasts 12-31-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8,654
Views: 1,719,000
Posted By 2whl-hoop
http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventur...

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventures-on-the-Super-Tenere/i-mH4msPH/0/XL/DSC_0855_hf-XL.jpg

I'm not sure what your bike is parked on, but that is one cool photo!
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By 2whl-hoop
If you like the motor in the Street Triple, you...

If you like the motor in the Street Triple, you should look at the Tiger 800.

I sold an '08 FJR in 2011 and picked up a dl650 in 2012. I can't really fault the bike, but every time I ride it I...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21,407
Views: 6,191,168
Posted By 2whl-hoop
Maybe some brackets like these? ...

Maybe some brackets like these?

http://www.pjglassfibre.com/ViewItem.php?ItemID=Indicator-Brackets-213
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