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Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,506
Posted By thisisbenji
My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,506
Posted By thisisbenji
It's styled after the GP machine, duh! It's...

It's styled after the GP machine, duh!

It's not trying to be daring or exciting. It's trying to replicate a race bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,588
Posted By thisisbenji
The Honda is a halo product, the Yamaha is...

The Honda is a halo product, the Yamaha is something I can actually afford.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-03-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By thisisbenji
I run the TomTom app, it doesn't require cell...

I run the TomTom app, it doesn't require cell service or a data connection. Has a "windy road" button too.

The iPhone pictured doesn't even have service. I'm just using it for navigation until my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By thisisbenji
I have had no issues with the compass. I'v had...

I have had no issues with the compass. I'v had the case for two years on my iPhone 5. I have a new one on order for my iPhone 6+ that hopefully will perform just as well.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By thisisbenji
My New GPS Setup (Rokform)

Anyways after getting lost countless times I decided it was time to get a GPS rigged up.

I went with Battery Tender for my USB charging solution and Rokform for my mounting solution.

I have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,691
Views: 1,366,441
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm actually really interested in that one.

I'm actually really interested in that one.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8,691
Views: 1,366,441
Posted By thisisbenji
http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201210/2013-...

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201210/2013-yamaha-yzf-r1-42_600x0w.jpg

I want an R1. Damn insurance company said no.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,809
Posted By thisisbenji
The more I think about it I can see the faired...

The more I think about it I can see the faired version in my future. I think I actually like the styling better than the Ninja 1000. I bet it'll look really good with a full-exhaust, tail tidy, &...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,809
Posted By thisisbenji
Looks like there's going to be a naked and a...

Looks like there's going to be a naked and a faired version.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Suz-top-i.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By thisisbenji
Galena, IL

I finally made it to Galena, IL yesterday, it's about three and a half hours west of me. Other riders have always told me very good things about it but I'v never made it out before.

Unfortunately...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 118,751
Posted By thisisbenji
So what bikes can I buy that don't have plastic...

So what bikes can I buy that don't have plastic all over the cockpit?
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 118,751
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm not saying you shouldn't demand more for your...

I'm not saying you shouldn't demand more for your money, but they could offer $100,000 worth of motorcycle for $10,000 and someone would still say well they could have gave us this or that. I'm not...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 118,751
Posted By thisisbenji
Some people will never be happy...

Some people will never be happy...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 62,268
Posted By thisisbenji
Thanks, I'm trying to keep the styling as...

Thanks, I'm trying to keep the styling as "current" as I can. One or two mods a year, gotta stay interested in my FZ6 until i can afford the insurance on a 1,000cc naked.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 62,268
Posted By thisisbenji
Thanks. :thumb

Thanks. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 62,268
Posted By thisisbenji
I'll be changing mine at 8,000, it's not like...

I'll be changing mine at 8,000, it's not like they're expensive.

Anyways, I just found this thread. I figured I would post up a photo of my FZ6 and get in with a subscription.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8,691
Views: 1,366,441
Posted By thisisbenji
After test riding a FZ09 that's all I'v really...

After test riding a FZ09 that's all I'v really wanted, but on Saturday my mind changed.... now I want this.

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201312/triumph-street-tripl-38_600x0w.jpg

Got...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 182,658
Posted By thisisbenji
If I recall Ben Spies ended his MotoGP carrier...

If I recall Ben Spies ended his MotoGP carrier because he wasn't familiar with the Desmosedici, I wouldn't say he is a bad rider either! I'v actually witnessed someone loop a TW200 on the street as...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,483
Posted By thisisbenji
I'm really liking this bike, the problem is I...

I'm really liking this bike, the problem is I only let myself buy a new bike every four years. I'm only one year into my current bike, hopefully this bike just gets better in the next three years...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,260
Posted By thisisbenji
Just came along this thread... I'v done a...

Just came along this thread...

I'v done a lot of the roads from Whitewater up through Road America, but nothing north of that. Seeing your photos makes me want to go farther north!
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 135,356
Posted By thisisbenji
Love this bike! Looks like everyone who got one...

Love this bike! Looks like everyone who got one is really enjoying it! Why oh why must insurance be so high on such a great bike. :arg
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,886
Posted By thisisbenji
While I agree, the power difference between this...

While I agree, the power difference between this and the FZ09 is HUGE. There is something to be said about have a 75hp bike though, I mean you can take full advantage of your power.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,137
Posted By thisisbenji
Well... if the 300 was built to the same...

Well... if the 300 was built to the same standards as a 636 it would be a bit lighter. :D I think the skinnier tires help too.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,137
Posted By thisisbenji
Tight curvy roads.... if only I had some of...

Tight curvy roads.... if only I had some of those. :becca

It'll be interesting to see if the RC 390 an get to 50 HP if it ever comes out. A 50 hp RC 390 is a bike I would ride.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,137
Posted By thisisbenji
Sorry about the introduction :D I have a...

Sorry about the introduction :D

I have a Ninja 250, full exhaust and jetted, so about 30 at the rear wheel. I would imagine 40 would be quiet a bit better.

It's possible that I would ride a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,137
Posted By thisisbenji
I don't know anyone who rides around at 150 mph,...

I don't know anyone who rides around at 150 mph, it's about how fast you can get to 70 mph or so. For instance, when I merge onto the highway on my 600 it's a non-dramatic event, but when I do the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,137
Posted By thisisbenji
This is the stupidest statement people make when...

This is the stupidest statement people make when it comes to justifying why they would choose a small displacement ride over a large displacement ride.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,886
Posted By thisisbenji
I really like this bike, but can't help but...

I really like this bike, but can't help but thinking a fully faired FZ09 even for a $500 more would be a much better bike.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By thisisbenji
I'v actually never explored anything out west...

I'v actually never explored anything out west (illinois/wisconsin), I wouldn't even know where to begin. I'll have to try and figure it out maybe this year.

Elkhart lake is a lot of fun, love the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By thisisbenji
Crazy.... I hope no one tried to drive through...

Crazy.... I hope no one tried to drive through it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By thisisbenji
Thanks, now I just need to find some mild dirt...

Thanks, now I just need to find some mild dirt roads/trails suitable to a street bike in Wisconsin...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,785
Posted By thisisbenji
Bummer on the dead battery, that reminds me I...

Bummer on the dead battery, that reminds me I should probably change mine. It's six years old.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By thisisbenji
Wow, what a fun looking trip. I'm really jealous...

Wow, what a fun looking trip. I'm really jealous of everyone who lives out west.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,951
Posted By thisisbenji
Awesome photos, looks like it was a really fun...

Awesome photos, looks like it was a really fun ride.

I'd like to try my hand at motorcycle camping some day.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By thisisbenji
Kettle Moraine

Being from southeast Wisconsin I'v always wanted to check out the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive.

Getting ready for a long ride never seems to go smoothly for me, I typically tape my route onto my...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 36,629
Posted By thisisbenji
Thanks for the encouragement!

Thanks for the encouragement!
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 260,902
Posted By thisisbenji
Probably because they wern't that great. Simply...

Probably because they wern't that great. Simply being American isn't enough, bikes need to be American and better than the competition.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 36,629
Posted By thisisbenji
Laugh :beer:beer Well it's a good thing I have a...

:beer:beer

Well it's a good thing I have a solid career and don't plan on paying for my children's college. :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 36,629
Posted By thisisbenji
Well.. my thinking is that by time I can afford...

Well.. my thinking is that by time I can afford this (or any new bike), there will be a different model out.
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