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Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,180
Views: 654,516
Posted By opmike
I don't know if there's some variation among...

I don't know if there's some variation among bikes, or if some of us are just extra picky or what, but my '15 has some of the worst fuelling I've experienced on a motorcycle. Considering when it was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By opmike
Thanks for the response. Ended up going with an...

Thanks for the response. Ended up going with an '15 FZ-09.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 277,533
Posted By opmike
Here's the current magathread...

Here's the current magathread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932168) on the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,069
Posted By opmike
You just know insurance companies are going to be...

You just know insurance companies are going to be a pain in the ass about a naked version, at least early on. Even more so if Yamaha gives it some stupid name like R1-N or something.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By opmike
Motorcycle Dealers Near Mobile, AL

Alright, seriously thinking about going NEW for my next motorcycle, so that means dealing with dealers. Are there any I should be taking a look at in and around the Mobile area? I'm willing to travel...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,314
Posted By opmike
I believe it was "real world" that he was giving...

I believe it was "real world" that he was giving you a nudge about. None of these superbikes are going to be so different as to be heads and shoulders above the others when it comes to real world...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,180
Views: 654,516
Posted By opmike
I'm 27, single, no tickets or accidents....

I'm 27, single, no tickets or accidents. Apparently, they just want me to buy another FZ-09 and give it to them for safe-keeping. Progressive quoted me around $71/month IIRC. After shopping around...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 437,028
Posted By opmike
$4000 for a salvage title SV with 20,000+ miles...

$4000 for a salvage title SV with 20,000+ miles is a complete joke.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 56,159
Posted By opmike
Asphalt and Rubber claims starting price of...

Asphalt and Rubber claims starting price of $15,995. There's no way in hell this is going to be a $18K base price bike, that puts it right there with the Diavel. Wouldn't make any sense.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,131
Posted By opmike
A lot of time, effort, and creativity went into...

A lot of time, effort, and creativity went into that.

I had similar thoughts about an "art" piece I saw online that was created with the artist's own bodily excretions.
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 66,302
Posted By opmike
Why?

Why?
Forum: Racing 02-16-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 463,223
Posted By opmike
Spies may have a number of skills, but the spoken...

Spies may have a number of skills, but the spoken word isn't one of them.
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 66,302
Posted By opmike
Yamaha FZ6R. Everything about it is dull....

Yamaha FZ6R.

Everything about it is dull. The brakes, the suspension, the handling, the styling.

It's a decent appliance that'd I'd probably keep around for commuting or something, that's about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,094
Posted By opmike
When I'm in the mood for tunes or podcasts, I...

When I'm in the mood for tunes or podcasts, I just use my Sena SMH10. When paired with the set of earplugs, you don't have to crank the volume to ridiculous levels or anything to hear the music over...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,515
Posted By opmike
I sat on an 1199 (899's big brother) at a...

I sat on an 1199 (899's big brother) at a dealership while visiting a relative in Marietta and I was thoroughly impressed with the feel from the rider's seat. This was a big step up from the 848/1198...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,899
Posted By opmike
I can get kind of OCD about the feel at the brake...

I can get kind of OCD about the feel at the brake lever and braking characteristics in general. I hate...HATE brakes that have a lot of pre-travel in the lever before I start getting some actual...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 57,357
Posted By opmike
I absolutely hate the insectoid headlight (what's...

I absolutely hate the insectoid headlight (what's with the headlight assemblies on naked bikes these days???), but I love the rest of it. The styling looks like a lot more "cohesive" to me than the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 57,357
Posted By opmike
Due to the "extreme" styling, I think the...

Due to the "extreme" styling, I think the black/orange one is a nice combination. To my eyes, the black one looks "sharp" and the orange/white one looks "flashy." Different strokes.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,180
Views: 654,516
Posted By opmike
The Yamaha demo day crew showed up in my town...

The Yamaha demo day crew showed up in my town last weekend with every bike the company offers...except for one. I'll let you guess which one that was... :rolleyes
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 57,357
Posted By opmike
What a ridiculous and totally impractical...

What a ridiculous and totally impractical motorcycle. Whose license would last more than 8 hours on that thing?

I want one.
Forum: Racing 09-30-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 20,022
Posted By opmike
I've been reading this comment all over the...

I've been reading this comment all over the internet, and it gets more ridiculous every time I read it.

Assuming the high side was actually for the reasons claimed, the issue here is there was a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 437,028
Posted By opmike
I know all about proper body positioning, locking...

I know all about proper body positioning, locking onto the tank, torso down and to the inside, cheek, off, etc. I'm quite frankly not looking to get into a debate that has little relevance to this...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 437,028
Posted By opmike
What rearsets are those and how are you liking...

What rearsets are those and how are you liking them? I'm getting tired of scraping the pegs every I hit the twisties near my house or do a track day.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 41,695
Posted By opmike
It's amazing how a "Harley-Thread" can bring out...

It's amazing how a "Harley-Thread" can bring out all the roaches with their amazing ability to say absolutely nothing with as many words as possible.

And Jerry...actually, nevermind.

The new...
Forum: Racing 08-17-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,126
Posted By opmike
MM is fast and isn't chucking multimillion-dollar...

MM is fast and isn't chucking multimillion-dollar prototypes down the track with the frequency of some of the more "seasoned" riders. Truly impressive work.

Ben struck a deal with a demon of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 437,028
Posted By opmike
Not the same bike at all.

Not the same bike at all.
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,638
Posted By opmike
I think it's pretty safe to assume we won't be...

I think it's pretty safe to assume we won't be seeing any air-cooled engines in an EBR machine anytime soon, if ever.
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 555,229
Posted By opmike
There is no reason to get upset.

There is no reason to get upset.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3,180
Views: 654,516
Posted By opmike
In what country by what organization for what...

In what country by what organization for what purpose? Assuming this isn't going to be Yamaha's only I3 effort, I expect a more performance oriented powerplant in the 675-700cc range at some point....
Forum: Racing 07-21-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 21,960
Posted By opmike
I absolutely cannot believe the form of MM....

I absolutely cannot believe the form of MM. Just...wow.

Also, JL...say what you will about him...but that guy is tough as fucking nails to be out there on a GP bike as cut up and battered as he...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,336
Posted By opmike
You can't link a picture online directly from...

You can't link a picture online directly from your system directory like that; you need to upload it to an image host.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 437,028
Posted By opmike
I have a Bridgestone BT-023 in 120/70 on the...

I have a Bridgestone BT-023 in 120/70 on the front and my speedo is only a couple MPH off compared to my Garmin at highway speed.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 40,441
Posted By opmike
I'll have to echo those that suggest you get...

I'll have to echo those that suggest you get frame sliders. While the Monster obviously doesn't have a bunch of fairings to scuff up, a minor drop can ding up the engine case, break off levers,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,800
Posted By opmike
Buy what makes you happy, by all means. But the...

Buy what makes you happy, by all means. But the differences in these bikes aren't only realized when pushing them to the limit.

I think it's easy to have "too much power" when it comes to a street...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,402
Posted By opmike
What is uncomfortable about an FZ1?

What is uncomfortable about an FZ1?
Forum: Racing 06-30-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 28,404
Posted By opmike
Unless they both somehow end up on a factory bike...

Unless they both somehow end up on a factory bike AND Marquez somehow manages to become slower next season, I don't see this happening.

Perhaps she has a different understanding of the phrase...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 190,942
Posted By opmike
I had the same brake lever pretravel issue on my...

I had the same brake lever pretravel issue on my SV. Assuming you've evacuated all the air from the lines, calipers, and master, what is happening is the caliper piston seals retract the pistons too...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,053
Posted By opmike
What is there to be so excited about exactly?...

What is there to be so excited about exactly? Bike will undoubtedly be more expensive than an 1190RS, and unlike that bike, it's being built by a company with no real motorcycle history on or off the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,180
Views: 654,516
Posted By opmike
Would you clowns PLEASE not let this degrade into...

Would you clowns PLEASE not let this degrade into another ABS debate thread? You're not bringing anything novel to a discussion that's been hashed about about 1,000 times before.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 22,209
Posted By opmike
Being as I am someone who generally refuses to...

Being as I am someone who generally refuses to accept a claim put forward until given evidence to support said claim, I'd be interested to see data on whether checkpoints offer any kind of net gain...
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