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Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 114,489
Posted By Jazzzzz
You can get a naked conversion kit from...

You can get a naked conversion kit from partshark.com - you're looking about somewhere between $550-600. There are plenty of threads about it over on the yamahafz1oa.com forums.

I haven't done...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 90,870
Posted By Jazzzzz
any chance the straps can be replaced by...

any chance the straps can be replaced by themselves and you could just order the ratcheting version as spares from Shoei? I've no idea how the straps are anchored to the interior of the helmet, just...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,671
Posted By Jazzzzz
I have the Firstgear TPG Teton, basically a...

I have the Firstgear TPG Teton, basically a shorter version of the Rainier with a few less pockets. Great jacket, lots of pros, only a few small complaints.

Pros:

1) It's been absolutely...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,100
Posted By Jazzzzz
yes, it will

yes, it will
Forum: Face plant 08-13-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,483
Posted By Jazzzzz
Glad you made it out in the condition you did, it...

Glad you made it out in the condition you did, it certainly could've been a lot worse.

For those of you skewering the driver for taking pictures - I certainly wouldn't have been been mashing the...
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,285
Posted By Jazzzzz
Glad to hear you're OK and you've got the bike...

Glad to hear you're OK and you've got the bike back on the road. I was rear-ended while at a stop last July by a young lady paying more attention to her cell phone than the road. She never even...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,709
Posted By Jazzzzz
The FJR, new Concours, and Ulysses all line up to...

The FJR, new Concours, and Ulysses all line up to those parameters. I imagine the ST1300 fits too, but I've never ridden one, didn't care for the looks. I'm sure there are quite a few other bikes out...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By Jazzzzz
If I'm not mistaken permethrin is the active...

If I'm not mistaken permethrin is the active ingredient in a lot of flea dips. It will straight-up kill cats, so if you have any in your home keep them away from it.

edit: duh. I'm not telling you...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,613
Posted By Jazzzzz
Looks like he's talking about the Philips, but...

Looks like he's talking about the Philips, but FYI the earbuds on the S9 rokr headset are pretty large as well. I bought one and can't wear it for more than 30 minutes or so before it becomes really...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 93,815
Posted By Jazzzzz
I sat on one of these at the dealer that I go to...

I sat on one of these at the dealer that I go to for parts and service and like you was very impressed by how light and well-balanced the bike felt. The "chrome-look" plastic bits like the headlight...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,994
Posted By Jazzzzz
if you look closely at the side-on picture of the...

if you look closely at the side-on picture of the suit in "riding position" you can see a zipper running from cuff to hip on the pants
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,370
Posted By Jazzzzz
This is an off-topic question, but where did...

This is an off-topic question, but where did blipping the throttle at stops originate, anyway? I've heard everything from "older carbed bikes had to do it to keep from stalling" to "keeps the plugs...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 24,559
Posted By Jazzzzz
Insurance pricing is always a crap shoot, but for...

Insurance pricing is always a crap shoot, but for me at least (30, married, no points on the license) insurance was the exact same price for any sport-touring bike - every provider I spoke with...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Jazzzzz
I use an AT&T Tilt (HTC Kaiser) with its built-in...

I use an AT&T Tilt (HTC Kaiser) with its built-in GPS and Garmin Mobile XT that I've stuck on my own 8 gig storage card. It lives in a RAM Aqua Box. Works just fine for what I want and I personally...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 24,559
Posted By Jazzzzz
Bad valve guides on the Gen 1 that Yamaha has a...

Bad valve guides on the Gen 1 that Yamaha has a record of repairing at their cost even if the bike is out of warranty, rather than hiding their head in the sand and refusing to admit there's a problem
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 24,559
Posted By Jazzzzz
bueller, you should've started this thread in...

bueller, you should've started this thread in JoMomma :deal
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,451
Posted By Jazzzzz
They aren't selling too well here in the States,...

They aren't selling too well here in the States, either. The dealer I go to for service has a brand new '06 clutchless model sitting on his sales floor gathering dust.

There are several guys who...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,721
Posted By Jazzzzz
Vemar Jiano Flip-up Helmet mini-review

Late last year I ordered a Caberg Trip from the UK, based on the good reviews it had gotten from riders here and the folks at WebBikeWorld. I really liked the helmet and the convenience of the...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,413
Posted By Jazzzzz
My wife's had nothing but praise for her Oxtar...

My wife's had nothing but praise for her Oxtar (now TCS) Sunray boots. They kept her feet dry and warm when we got caught a brief but cold rain. She only rides pillion and only if the weather looks...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,112
Posted By Jazzzzz
When I first saw pictures of the Vision I thought...

When I first saw pictures of the Vision I thought it was quite possibly the ugliest thing on two wheels. It doesn't bother me so much now, but I think that's probably just me getting used to seeing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,716
Posted By Jazzzzz
My personal favs are the ones that come up on...

My personal favs are the ones that come up on Craigslist semi-frequently with "$15000 paint jobs" that look like a kindergartener got loose with an airbrush.

"$50k invested will sacrifice for...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,652
Posted By Jazzzzz
If they make a new Futura with belt or shaft...

If they make a new Futura with belt or shaft drive I would be all over that thing like white on rice

Failing that I'll just pick up one of those 750SMs assuming they're not race bikes with the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,827
Posted By Jazzzzz
good thing it's just a really bad Photoshop job

good thing it's just a really bad Photoshop job
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,661
Posted By Jazzzzz
Vemar's got stateside distribution again and is...

Vemar's got stateside distribution again and is marketing a new flip-up model with what is supposedly a more "mid-oval" fit with extra room front-to-back. DOT + ECE rated; rep at the vendor show in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Jazzzzz
You might be talking about the Troy Lee Designs...

You might be talking about the Troy Lee Designs 450cc single road racers - I think WERA is running a class for them next year
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,015
Posted By Jazzzzz
head over to supermotojunkie.com and sign up,...

head over to supermotojunkie.com and sign up, there's a bunch of guys with SXV 550s over there, mostly racing them. Apriliaforums has a dedicated SXV/RXV section, too.

There are issues with the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,644
Posted By Jazzzzz
Last year I upgraded from a GS500 after three...

Last year I upgraded from a GS500 after three seasons and about 10k miles and frequently wish I still had the smaller bike in the garage. Some folks would say 10k on a smaller bike isnt enough, and I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Jazzzzz
Wow, this sucks. Marysville revolves around the...

Wow, this sucks. Marysville revolves around the Honda plants (there's an auto plant also), and there's a Honda Rider Education Center and other community-oriented facilities nearby that may go away,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,874
Posted By Jazzzzz
Were you originally planning to replace your...

Were you originally planning to replace your Husky with the HM? If you sell off the ZX14 for the 1098, what are you going to use for a longer-distance bike?
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,102
Posted By Jazzzzz
Quick Google search for "K1200R belly pan" pulled...

Quick Google search for "K1200R belly pan" pulled up a group buy thread on the K-Bikes.com forum for this:

http://www.boxer-design.de/en/powerracerk12ree.htm

There's also apparently a belly pan...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,390
Posted By Jazzzzz
Actually looks like a slightly modified Hyosung...

Actually looks like a slightly modified Hyosung frame as seen on their -650 series bikes



Benelli was bought by a Chinese manufacturing conglomerate a few years ago, but the bikes are all still...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,184
Posted By Jazzzzz
I sat on one of these at a CycleWorld show and...

I sat on one of these at a CycleWorld show and was pretty impressed, given what it is. I wouldn't mind keeping one in the garage to wring the piss out of at track days, especially now that it can fit...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,121
Posted By Jazzzzz
disconnected, if you're looking for a lighter,...

disconnected, if you're looking for a lighter, less expensive bike with a lot of grin factor that can do it all, you'd be hard pressed to beat the SV, or my choice, the Yamaha FZ6. Keep in mind that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2007, 12:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,084
Posted By Jazzzzz
this is neither here nor there but it's a bit...

this is neither here nor there but it's a bit strange for a guy with a Hungarian dog as his avatar to be tearing on Eastern Europe
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,863
Posted By Jazzzzz
The Grifon is an Italjet/Hyosung collaboration -...

The Grifon is an Italjet/Hyosung collaboration - it uses the GT650 frame and motor, while Italjet handles the styling.

http://www.motorcycle.com/news/news2488.html
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jazzzzz
260 indicated kph is around 161 indicated mph...

260 indicated kph is around 161 indicated mph according to Google. Pretty nuts for 2up, autobahn or not.
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,847
Posted By Jazzzzz
ouch - hope that rib heals up. maybe invest in a...

ouch - hope that rib heals up. maybe invest in a set of studded tires for the next time you get the urge to play midwinter street hockey on your bikes? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,882
Posted By Jazzzzz
Voted FJR, because I own one - my second - but...

Voted FJR, because I own one - my second - but I'd give a long look at the Concours as well. Since price isn't supposed to be an issue, I've gotta agree with the guys mentioning K1200GTs, and I'll...
Forum: Face plant 12-11-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,216
Posted By Jazzzzz
He was looking straight at the door the entire...

He was looking straight at the door the entire time, but he never ducked/sped up/slowed down. Does that count as target fixation?
Forum: Face plant 12-11-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,967
Posted By Jazzzzz
Yeah, man - fuckin liberal pussies! Get a grip. ...

Yeah, man - fuckin liberal pussies! Get a grip.

He nearly put an end to that passenger's life - and if the chief of police there has a head on his shoulders, he'll put an end to that cop's career....
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