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ChrisK
09-04-2012, 01:04 PM
Purchasing a 1998 Ducati Monster 900 later today. This will be my first bike and, while I know it's not exactly a beginner's bike, I'm getting a crazy deal on it from a friend of mine that took meticulous care of it.

I'm excited to get into the hobby, although I'm scared at the same time to have yet another money pit in my life.

Any other Ducati owners on here? Any motorcycle enthusiasts period, what are ya'll riding? What kind of tricks-of-the-trade do you have for me and others, similar to all the little nuances we all share for boating?

Here's the bike:

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/03454AA9-DC49-416A-85B3-B7C2EB7F5E3F-564-0000000E3D303B07.jpg

sandm
09-04-2012, 01:15 PM
Been ridin for 6 years. '09 zx6 here.......

Do yourself a favor and take a stars course.
Remember that you may have right of way but you will lose every time vs a car. Always make eye contact with cagers.


And PLEASE always wear gear......

ga-lsv05
09-04-2012, 01:19 PM
I ride an 05 zx6rr

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ChrisK
09-04-2012, 01:20 PM
Got a new helmet and jacket ordered and on the way, the helmet is coming with an interchangeable heated, dual-lens replacement so the helmet will serve as my snowmobile helmet as well. Great deal at denniskirk.

Also plan on taking a course, as soon as one opens up near me.

ga-lsv05
09-04-2012, 01:23 PM
2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

sandm
09-04-2012, 01:55 PM
good lookin bike..

I never really liked the undertail exhaust that my '08 had, but it was much quieter when riding than the '09 with the side exhaust when you replace them with aftermarket...

my '09
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/SDC11217.jpg

ga-lsv05
09-04-2012, 02:00 PM
Mine used to be the same color lol

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bergermaister
09-04-2012, 02:06 PM
Do yourself a favor and take a stars course.
Remember that you may have right of way but you will lose every time vs a car. Always make eye contact with cagers.


Definitely second this if you haven't ridden before. When I rode I always watched those intersections and lane changers every time as if they didn't see me. That way I was ready for it when they came cutting out. It's really not a matter of "if" but "when" so be ready for it when your time comes.

yz 2smoke
09-04-2012, 02:15 PM
I've had (street) bikes off and on for the last 14 yrs, been riding dirt since I was 6; I’m now 34..........wear gear and act like EVERYONE IS TRYING TO KILL YOU!!

ChrisK
09-04-2012, 02:58 PM
The "not if but when" statement is the one I've been hearing a lot. I like to think I'm an incredibly defensive driver as it is but I know I'll have my eyes opened the first time I get cut off on a motorcycle.

Being around boating and snowmobiling my whole life, and having two pilots as parents has done its fair share of teaching me situational awareness, but I know it's a whole new ballgame when you multiply the idiots you can see on a busy traffic day.

chawk610
09-04-2012, 03:00 PM
^^^^^yes... assume EVERY car has a 16 year old girl at the wheel texting and doing make-up. :)

Bike I had till about 4 years ago. It started as a new '05 V-Star 1100, and ended like this. Sold it to buy the first boat.
I shall ride again

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ChrisK
09-04-2012, 03:09 PM
Anybody use the product BugSlime? My buddy swears by it

zabooda
09-04-2012, 03:12 PM
2011 KTM EXC 450 dual sport bike. 95% offroad and 5% onroad. I feel safer off road and I agree what others are saying about on road driving. I feel unsafe at times in a car let alone on a bike.

ChrisK
09-04-2012, 03:26 PM
Noticed you're in Washington, probably a really awesome place to be with a dual sport

ga-lsv05
09-04-2012, 03:27 PM
I feel safer on one tire than two ;)

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jpetty3023
09-04-2012, 05:35 PM
Rode a Harley at work for 3.5 years and had personal bikes for the last 10. When I bought the boat momma said 1 toy at a time and I'm cool with that. Kids getting older and I barely have enough time to fart nowadays. Miss it everyday thou but love the boat and everything about it better so 1 toy it is


Sent from my home phone..

ChrisK
09-04-2012, 06:16 PM
Earlier when I said "BugSlime" I meant BugSlide. Anybody use it?

zabooda
09-04-2012, 07:44 PM
Chris, the whole northwest has great dual sport riding. I really like Idaho the best as there is more open areas that you can just jump off road and see where it goes. The attached link is an example of a ride that was done with 1,700 miles and loaded down with concrete and a marker sign. Interesting story.

http://www.pnwds.com/t1874-nv-2012-in-memory-of-the-crewmen

lewisb13
09-04-2012, 08:11 PM
09 zed-ex-6

lewisb13
09-04-2012, 08:13 PM
I feel safer on one tire than two ;)

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

A pro unicyclist?!? I want some lessons lol!

sandm
09-04-2012, 09:48 PM
lewis. how you like the megaphone exhaust? I was going to go that route and saw too many reviews that said it was noisy. I went with a black carbon 2bros shortie with the silencer tip and it's still way loud :)

my bike turned a year old on sunday. bought it as a '09 holdover last year labor day(7kotd with 2 miles on it. I think I scored pretty good). only managed 2800 miles this last year. goal by next labor day is 5k more.

lewisb13
09-04-2012, 10:02 PM
I don't think its too loud at all. Cmon down and take it for a spin! That's a great deal you got.

sandm
09-04-2012, 11:31 PM
you can always tell it's loud when the cars in the lane next to you are rolling up their windows when you are next to them in heavy traffic..... :p

ga-lsv05
09-05-2012, 08:54 AM
A pro unicyclist?!? I want some lessons lol!

Feather clutch, rev to 8k and pop then throttle through the gears on back tire.

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ChrisK
09-05-2012, 10:39 AM
Awesome trip Zabooda! That looks like a great time, reminds me so much of trips I've taken to the UP of Michigan snowmobiling. There's a lot of logging and mining roads to get lost on up there and a lot of history with both of those industry's that has been seemingly left at a standstill since the 1950's. I think the most we've done in a single trip is 1000 miles though, 1700 is ridiculous.

kaneboats
09-05-2012, 11:35 AM
That trip looks like it was a blast. Grew up riding off road only. Way too chicken (smart) to ride in traffic.

lewisb13
09-05-2012, 12:29 PM
Feather clutch, rev to 8k and pop then throttle through the gears on back tire.

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

Got the wheelies down pat!!!
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mmandley
09-05-2012, 01:31 PM
Very different then yalls bikes, but hers my skooter, riden her to work every day since 4/1/2012 got over 5K just riding to work and back and i have no problem laying her so deep in turns the floor boards drag. Ohh yea.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Sophia7.jpg

ChrisK
09-05-2012, 05:29 PM
Normally don't like bikes like that Mandley but that thing's pretty sleek looking, futuristic. A friend of mine has an FJR that I like the look of too.

mmandley
09-05-2012, 08:12 PM
Normally don't like bikes like that Mandley but that thing's pretty sleek looking, futuristic. A friend of mine has an FJR that I like the look of too.

The looks of it are a either you love it or hate it.

Ride it though and you will love it.

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brain_rinse
09-05-2012, 09:35 PM
Just a quick google image search but mine looks like this (plus a few mods :) ) The 250 rear takes some getting used to but I really like it. It's my work commuter.
http://cdnmedia.endeavorsuite.com/images/usedequipment/48976d84-5262-4d25-a760-2239aa7fa680/detail/9a058032-6647-4d96-9ed5-36349529fcd6.jpg

mmandley
09-05-2012, 11:00 PM
Sweet ride Dan

moombahighrider
09-05-2012, 11:33 PM
I ride a 2004 Ducati Monster 800. Such a fun bike to ride, you will love it!!! So nimble, and such a great sound, provided you kit it out right.

Don't have any photos on my phone to post, but maybe I'll find one in the next few days, if anyone cares.

Take it easy, as that bike has some juice...

Hoopskier
09-05-2012, 11:38 PM
This was my first and only motorcycle. I sold it after about a year. Just wasnt that into it, and used the money for the boat.

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beat taco
09-06-2012, 02:21 AM
Have to do something after our short boating season!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/06/7ase9e4e.jpg


-Jake

beat taco
09-06-2012, 02:28 AM
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-Jake

ChrisK
09-06-2012, 10:17 AM
I ride a 2004 Ducati Monster 800. Such a fun bike to ride, you will love it!!! So nimble, and such a great sound, provided you kit it out right.

Don't have any photos on my phone to post, but maybe I'll find one in the next few days, if anyone cares.

Take it easy, as that bike has some juice...

Moombahighrider, cool to know there's another Monster rider on here. Would you recommend any specific forum for them? The one I picked up is in perfect condition right now and runs great, but I know that eventually I will have to be knowledgeable about fixing some things...

kaneboats
09-06-2012, 03:13 PM
Jake, that looks like my garage. Got 2 XR70's and XR50 and a 50 Polaris ATV for the kiddies. I sit in a lawn chair next to the cooler and watch 'em whiz by. Don't ride much anymore.

moombahighrider
09-07-2012, 09:33 PM
Moombahighrider, cool to know there's another Monster rider on here. Would you recommend any specific forum for them? The one I picked up is in perfect condition right now and runs great, but I know that eventually I will have to be knowledgeable about fixing some things...

Yeah, I am a member of the forum at ducatimonster.org. It is a great forum with lots of info and helpful people. I am not too active on there these days, but look me up there. I am monsterhighrider.

rdlangston13
09-08-2012, 08:12 AM
I just rent a Harley every year for the toys for tots run. Much cheaper than buying


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New Guy
09-10-2012, 03:04 PM
I miss my 05 R6 but right now I need to pick and choose my hobbies.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/101408171535.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/321210998_dsc_0169.jpg
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/321212197_dsc_0775.jpg

sandm
09-10-2012, 03:51 PM
always did like a white bike. the fz6 in white was very nice. too bad they stuck a bunch of girl-ey stickers all over it to forever give the bike that stigma..

kevkev
09-13-2012, 08:56 AM
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Here is a picture of my bikes. The harley was only a day old in that picture, she now has new black v&h exhaust and a screaming eagle intake and v&h programmer.

motosno963
09-27-2012, 12:01 AM
so i guess im the only honda street rider?..i have a 09 cbr600rr..i came close a few times from people people cutting me off..and i did lay my bike down once from doing a wheelie..i wont do wheelies anymore..cost to much money haha and those days are done..i just like to cruise now

motosno963
09-27-2012, 01:31 AM
my 2009 600rr with almost 6,000 miles
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mmandley
09-27-2012, 10:01 AM
my 2009 600rr with almost 6,000 miles
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Nice ride man, that front tire looking pretty thin in the pic lol.

C.Hern5972
09-27-2012, 02:03 PM
Remember

ATGATT

ALL THE GEAR ALL THE TIME

Wear gear and have fun. Ive owned a bike for a long time, put many miles on them. Been riding for 25+yrs and seen some crazy stuff. Wear gear, its not too hot to wear gear.

motosno963
09-27-2012, 02:31 PM
front tires good..its my rear that needs to be replaced

dusty2221
09-27-2012, 04:18 PM
Here is my Debbie.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/20111106_200032.jpg

These last two are for those "Harley's cant lean" guys. To say I drag would be an understatement. You cant tell how much metal is missing. The pans "used" to be the same all the way around. I'm into the actual mounting bracket now.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/20120925_172618.jpg

Yeah, I drag exhaust also.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/20120925_172654.jpg

She is my daily commuter, 45 miles each way everyday. Pretty much rain or shine, as you can tell by how filthy it is. About to hit 65,000 miles. Had a slew of crotchbike and dirt bikes in the past, but Debbie is the only one that has a forever home.

kevkev
09-27-2012, 04:24 PM
Very nice. It does look a lot better all shined up though. I am waiting on my apes to come in, and they can't come in fast enough. I feel like I might as well grab the fork tubes and hold on to them. Is your windshield removable?


Here is my Debbie.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/20111106_200032.jpg

These last two are for those "Harley's cant lean" guys. To say I drag would be an understatement. You cant tell how much metal is missing. The pans "used" to be the same all the way around. I'm into the actual mounting bracket now.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/20120925_172618.jpg

Yeah, I drag exhaust also.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/20120925_172654.jpg

She is my daily commuter, 45 miles each way everyday. Pretty much rain or shine, as you can tell by how filthy it is. About to hit 65,000 miles. Had a slew of crotchbike and dirt bikes in the past, but Debbie is the only one that has a forever home.

Riding23
10-02-2012, 04:11 PM
Been riding since I was 16, actually bought a bike on my 16th Bday without my parents knowing lol ( They highly dislike that friend now who was 18 at the time)

1ST 954 I BUILT
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c51/Riding22/bike%20pics/DSC00588.jpg

929 DAILY RIDER
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c51/Riding22/bike%20pics/DSC01267.jpg

LAST 954 I BUILT, ALMOST LOST IT WHEN I HAD TO SELL IT... BEST BIKE I'VE EVER HAD!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c51/Riding22/bike%20pics/196363_4283603683_3842_n.jpg

dusty2221
10-02-2012, 04:29 PM
Out of the 01 R6, the 03 R6, the 03 954, and an 07 1kRR..the 954 is the bike I wish I could go back and never sell. I feel your pain!

sandm
10-02-2012, 05:42 PM
never said harleys can't lean, just not very far :) still quite a strip on the side of that tire :p

Riding23
10-02-2012, 07:37 PM
HAHA those 954's were babied... rarely wheelied, the 929 on the other hand... ya lets just say it took some abuse in the canyon and in the flats!!

motosno963
10-02-2012, 10:52 PM
im still undecided if i should sell my RR..i came up to a 11 1000rr and i love the look of it..almost makes me want to well the 6 and get the 1 haha

ChrisK
10-03-2012, 10:51 AM
Very cool to see everyone's bikes, keep 'em coming!

Dusty the most impressive thing I've seen so far in this thread is how clean your garage looks, spill some oil or something man!

I ended up putting about 1500 miles on the Ducati just in September. Considering my commute is only 2 miles, tops, I'm considering that an accomplishment for this late in the year.

AlacratStore
10-03-2012, 01:27 PM
you really post great motorcycles photos.I am not sure where to start looking, I don't need a brand new one and im not sure what brand is better than another and im looking to spend anywhere from 5 to 8 grand on the bike. Looking for a sport bike! any suggestions.

Riding23
10-03-2012, 01:51 PM
You can pretty much get anything you want for that price range. I would say if you haven't ridden before start small and older so that you can spend some time learning before you hop on a 1000cc bike! I've always been a honda guy but really you can't go wrong with any 600cc as a starting bike??/

yz 2smoke
10-03-2012, 02:11 PM
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I'm on the blue yamaha 314

yz 2smoke
10-03-2012, 02:17 PM
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This is an old back yard track

kevkev
10-03-2012, 02:29 PM
Is this a hairscramble?


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I'm on the blue yamaha 314

sandm
10-03-2012, 02:33 PM
If you live round here seems that if you are under 25 you buy gixxer, on a budget, buy kawi and all others buy honda/yammy

yz 2smoke
10-03-2012, 05:16 PM
Is this a hairscramble?

yes it was; I use to race hairscrambles, 8,10, and 12 hr races then I switched to racing motocross. I sold my bike when I bought the boat but now that it is put up I'm getting the riding/racing bug again. I tore up my shoulder wakeboarding so I have to get it fixed before I can even think about buying another bike.

yz 2smoke
10-03-2012, 05:40 PM
16239 KDX 200
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16238 My firts 250 2 stroke

yz 2smoke
10-03-2012, 05:47 PM
16243 Blew the motor on this bike, through a rod
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This was my baby; I loved this bike. I took this pic the day I brought it home. I bought it from a kid coming off an 85 and he didnt like it. I got a sweet deal on it. 2007 CRF250R

I will quit for now; I need to find the rest of my dirt bike and street bike pictures.

kevkev
10-03-2012, 06:23 PM
yes it was; I use to race hairscrambles, 8,10, and 12 hr races then I switched to racing motocross. I sold my bike when I bought the boat but now that it is put up I'm getting the riding/racing bug again. I tore up my shoulder wakeboarding so I have to get it fixed before I can even think about buying another bike.

I used to race hairscrambles when I lived in Denver. It was probably the worst ass kickings I've ever taken in my life, but they were a ton of fun. Ours were only three hours but there was 250-300 people racing at the same time on a 7.3 mile track.

yz 2smoke
10-04-2012, 10:38 AM
The HS around here are around 2 hrs unless it is the afternoon GNCC race then they are 3 hrs. The long distance races are team races, 2 - 3 ppl on a team. I would love to ride in Colorado; I scored free tickets and Fox VIP passes for the des-nations race back a couple of years ago. It was an awesome trip and would love to go back with a bike. I could only imagine the ass kicking your received racing out their.

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ChrisK
10-29-2012, 05:40 PM
Just an update here... I'm officially in love. Put something like 2500 miles on since the beginning of September and I'm still riding strong, 27 degrees outside when I left for work this morning.

Been lightly modding so far.. Swapped out all turn signals and taillight, chopped off more of rear frame, tweaked the carbs, new battery, LED package, plasti-dipped belt covers, new sprocket cover, and maybe some other things..

Teaching myself things such as brake/clutch bleeding and carb jetting/tuning instead of wasting money on "Italian" service!

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/DucatiHDr.jpg

sandm
10-29-2012, 06:24 PM
sexy... I've ridden behind a few of them and duc's sound amazing when piped right.
won't spell it right but the termi's sound the best imo... :)

ChrisK
10-29-2012, 06:49 PM
I'd love to get some Termi high-mounts, far too pricey right now though. Next up will be stage 2 jets and pod filters.

kaneboats
10-30-2012, 12:23 PM
Just an update here... I'm officially in love. Put something like 2500 miles on since the beginning of September and I'm still riding strong, 27 degrees outside when I left for work this morning.

Been lightly modding so far.. Swapped out all turn signals and taillight, chopped off more of rear frame, tweaked the carbs, new battery, LED package, plasti-dipped belt covers, new sprocket cover, and maybe some other things..

Teaching myself things such as brake/clutch bleeding and carb jetting/tuning instead of wasting money on "Italian" service!

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/DucatiHDr.jpg

Great composition on that photo! Love it!

New Guy
10-30-2012, 12:53 PM
Very nice Chris! I want to get back on two wheels badly but I always got my self in trouble. I would ideal like a super-moto in the future.

cab13367
11-01-2012, 04:26 PM
Just got back into motorcycling after a 10 year hiatus. Bought this Yamaha FZ8 about a month ago. Here are pics from the day I rode her home from the dealer. Been busy modding it - of course!

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-02.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-01.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-04.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-03.jpg

cab13367
11-01-2012, 04:28 PM
A few more.
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-06.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-05.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-09.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-07.jpg

ChrisK
11-01-2012, 05:23 PM
Nice Cab! The FZ8's are so sweet, they were on my purchase radar along with the Monsters, ZRX 1200's, CB1000's, and Z1000's.

kevkev
02-07-2013, 04:52 PM
I will post pics of mine once it arrives, but here is what my new toy will look like. Dealership says it will be "sometime" in March before they get these in. Gotta love KTM...
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yz 2smoke
02-07-2013, 05:27 PM
I will post pics of mine once it arrives, but here is what my new toy will look like. Dealership says it will be "sometime" in March before they get these in. Gotta love KTM...
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I would have a hard time getting that thing dirty. I've never been a KTM fan but that bike looks amazing!! I think I would just park that bike in the living room. Do you know what number your getting?

kevkev
02-07-2013, 05:56 PM
I would have a hard time getting that thing dirty. I've never been a KTM fan but that bike looks amazing!! I think I would just park that bike in the living room. Do you know what number your getting?

They don't know what number i'm getting yet, I hope it's 22 (not a reed fan) but I probably won't be lucky enough to get one with that low of number. I've always wanted a KTM, and when I finally decided to buy another new one I looked at Honda and KTM and once I saw the Factory Edition I was sold instantly. I think I need to buy a spare set of plastics so I can take these off and not cry when I get the first scratch.

zabooda
02-07-2013, 08:38 PM
Can't beat a KTM. A lot more money than a Jap bike and 30 pounds less and you'll kick butt on the trails. Remember to check sprocket size that you use, hand guards, Tugger lift straps and skid plate. I modified my 450 EXC before it left the show room floor. Keep up the maintenance.

Happy trails......................

yz 2smoke
02-08-2013, 10:02 AM
They don't know what number i'm getting yet, I hope it's 22 (not a reed fan) but I probably won't be lucky enough to get one with that low of number. I've always wanted a KTM, and when I finally decided to buy another new one I looked at Honda and KTM and once I saw the Factory Edition I was sold instantly. I think I need to buy a spare set of plastics so I can take these off and not cry when I get the first scratch.

I would buy a spare set of plastic too. I did this with my last bike; looked new when I sold it. Good luck on getting the number you want.

yz 2smoke
02-08-2013, 10:04 AM
Can't beat a KTM. A lot more money than a Jap bike and 30 pounds less and you'll kick butt on the trails. Remember to check sprocket size that you use, hand guards, Tugger lift straps and skid plate. I modified my 450 EXC before it left the show room floor. Keep up the maintenance.

Happy trails......................

That riding spot looks awesome!!

rc5695
02-08-2013, 01:30 PM
not sure how i don't have any pics on this thread yet???

I sold my FZ6 last year
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I bought the FZ1 and love it! Plenty of mods done, and a coule left I'd like to do someday (Ohlins fork, black anodize some parts, etc.)
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Cody's got an 87 VFR700 Interceptor II...Somebody on here might recognize the jacket :)
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rc5695
02-08-2013, 01:33 PM
couple more of my FZ1...
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rc5695
02-08-2013, 01:34 PM
So here's some dirtbike bikes...
My 09 Husky WR300 (was Glenn Kearney's spare GNCC Race bike w/ only 3 races on it)
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The littlest bike, a Suzuki JR50
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And the XR50 I just redid for my girls. I bought it new in '01, and it is now on its 3rd set of plastics, 4th or 5th set of graphics, 3rd set of forks. Engine is solid and has never been touched. It has been through the 4 oldest boys and is on to my oldest daughter now (7).
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Suzuki RM65
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rc5695
02-08-2013, 01:43 PM
Here's a pic of all the kids on a few of the bikes. Don't worry, the 2 w/o helmets weren't riding at the time, just posing. The daughter in the sparkly hat doens't much like to ride anyways, but the baby does. He'll chase the boys around the yard until they take him for a ride now. lol
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Not pictured are the yamaha TT-R90 and the KX100...


Here's a project bike, which is currently stripped down for rebuild. We're hoping to get it going to Cam's first bike this summer, but we'll see. it is a twin-cyl 400cc 2-stroke!
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zabooda
02-08-2013, 03:00 PM
rc, good to see the family involved. I'm seeing less families involved in riding and it may be the cost these days. Bikes for kids are passed down to others all the time at a reasonable price but it's the gear that gets ya.

rc5695
02-08-2013, 03:07 PM
THANKS. we've been able to pass down most of the gear most of the time. Gear (except helmets) is cheap if you know how to shop for it. Shop the outlets and closeouts (not to mention used sometimes) and you can get pants for like $20 shipped! None of use could care less if the style is a couple years old!

Nearly all of us love riding. My wife used to not mind, but since a couple of us have gotten hurt, it kinda tears her up now... She's doing alright with it though. She knows its something we love, and really brings us boys together, and doesn't want to take that away from us. she's a good woman.

FYI: I had my 4th son, Isaiah, riding that JR50 withOUT the training wheels before his 3rd b-day :O We love our dirtbikes ;)

wolfeman131
02-08-2013, 04:08 PM
it may be the cost these days.

urrrrggh!

We keep the 4 wheelers at the lake and I just don't have time/patience to work on them myself anymore. Mine got tore up w/ ethanol and needs a carb rebuild. I dropped of the girl's 90's, wife's 200 and mine for the rebuild and then just general maintenance such as fluid changes, air filter 2 new batteries, etc and the bill came to a cool $1,000+.

rc5695
02-08-2013, 04:16 PM
... I dropped of the girl's 90's, wife's 200 and mine for the rebuild and then just general maintenance such as fluid changes, air filter 2 new batteries, etc and the bill came to a cool $1,000+.

That's insane!!! I spent that on parts last year, but that was a top AND bottom end inthe KX100, top end kits for hte JR50 and RM65, forks for the XR50, and a slew of other little parts. It may take time, but your dollar goes SSOO much further doing your own work! For real, bring them to me next time and I'll charge ya half what the dealer would. We'll both make out! :)

wolfeman131
02-08-2013, 04:29 PM
I know, I know. It's the $70/shop hr that kills ya! I simply don't feel like taking weekend time to do it and hauling them all the way home to tinker in my workshop would cost me more in gas towing them home & frustration than what the shop charges.

dusty2221
02-14-2013, 11:26 PM
Well, I figured I could share these! I ordered a new set of wheels for Debbie, my '03 Heritage Softail, back in November and they are finally on the way to Texas! These are the "Cali" by Primo Wheel in California. They are cut from a sold block of billet aluminum then chromed and pc'd so they are one piece tubeless wheels. I can not wait until they get here next week!

He is supposed to be getting me some high res shots they took for advertising, I'll post up when I get them!

Front 21X3.25 & Rear is 16x3.5. They are replacing an already custom set that I have had hell with since day 1.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/Screenshot_2013-02-14-20-28-44.png

Shot of Deb

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/20111106_200032.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/Mobile%20Uploads/20111106_200209.jpg


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wolfeman131
02-14-2013, 11:51 PM
Man, ole' Deb is looking hot.

kaneboats
02-15-2013, 10:13 AM
She shore is a sweet thang!

New Guy
02-15-2013, 10:21 AM
Dusty I love that bike so sexy! Does Ash ever ride with you?

ChrisK
02-15-2013, 10:45 AM
Picked up a new bike as a project, 1982 Yamaha Virago XV750. Here's a crappy shot of both of them in my NEW garage!

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/photo-2_zpsc9d60042.jpg

dusty2221
02-15-2013, 10:32 PM
Thanks Mark. She rarely rides any more. We miss the days of having both sport bikes. After having her own she didn't enjoy riding bia anymore!

They put a few new shots on fb with tires mounted.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/Screenshot_2013-02-15-20-16-46-1.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/dusty2221/Screenshot_2013-02-15-20-16-32-1.png

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rc5695
02-18-2013, 07:39 AM
Found the pic I wanted of all our dirtbikes lined up infront of the boat in my "organized" garage. Unfortunately it it looks like the shed will have to wait until next year and my garage stays a mess for another year...
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New Guy
02-18-2013, 09:37 AM
^That's a garage full of fun.

kevkev
02-28-2013, 10:57 AM
1696116960169621696316964
Well it has finally arrived. The dealership called on Tuesday and said that my bike made it in, I went up there and helped assemble it and brought it home last night. I will definitely be out all weekend breaking her in.;)

kevkev
02-28-2013, 10:58 AM
Last one for now.
16965

yz 2smoke
02-28-2013, 05:52 PM
So what number did you end up getting? You will be a few seconds faster if you take that number 5 off. lol

kevkev
02-28-2013, 05:56 PM
So what number did you end up getting? You will be a few seconds faster if you take that number 5 off. lol

That's funny. I got # 259. What are the odds that Stewart is my favorite rider and I get a Stewart / Dungey KTM.

rc5695
03-01-2013, 09:15 AM
Well it has finally arrived. The dealership called on Tuesday and said that my bike made it in, I went up there and helped assemble it and brought it home last night. I will definitely be out all weekend breaking her in.;)

sweet!!! :cool:

yz 2smoke
03-01-2013, 10:44 AM
That's funny. I got # 259. What are the odds that Stewart is my favorite rider and I get a Stewart / Dungey KTM.

Thats cool you got a number you wanted.

mmandley
03-07-2013, 05:31 PM
This is a sales pitch for a guy with his dirt bike. OMG soo dam funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyrFdBxJ2fI

kevkev
03-07-2013, 05:38 PM
He's pretty excited. I was waiting for him to try and ride the crate down the hill.

zabooda
03-07-2013, 06:01 PM
Dirt bikes take you to good boating places.

wolfeman131
03-07-2013, 07:24 PM
This is a sales pitch for a guy with his dirt bike. OMG soo dam funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyrFdBxJ2fI

Of course ole' bubba there is sporting his Georgia Bulldawgs shirt & helping to preserve the stereotyping associated with this great state. Surprised he didn't have a peanut behind his ear.

zabooda
03-07-2013, 09:04 PM
This is a sales pitch for a guy with his dirt bike. OMG soo dam funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyrFdBxJ2fI

That was funny and we have car dealers here who come across the same way. Fun to watch.

chawk610
03-08-2013, 09:10 AM
King of the double negative!

"don't make dees no more!"

tarheelskier
03-12-2013, 12:42 PM
Awesome, I think that's a "2 stoke, baby!"

beat taco
03-13-2013, 01:03 AM
Yes, the link is awesome. Moving on... It's now riding season in Oregon. Here's my latest acquisition.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/13/4a8aby3e.jpg

zabooda
03-13-2013, 02:38 AM
I think someone may soon be heading to Florence Oregon with a little dune action.

rc5695
03-13-2013, 07:08 AM
you'll have fun with that Jake! Not exactly a "motorcycle", but it'll work ;) Lol.

beat taco
03-13-2013, 11:44 AM
Should be a good dune machine for the wife and 10 year old who is outgrowing his raptor 80. My first 2 stroke. 2 stroke baby. You hit the gas and its like braap! Up on two wheels with me on it. They don't make 'em anymore, brraaapp.

wolfeman131
03-13-2013, 01:43 PM
added another 4 stroke to the stable

http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/2013-02-16_10-56-44_2.jpg

can just get all 5 squeezed in for weekend trips

http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/2013-02-16_13-16-56_735.jpg

bergermaister
03-13-2013, 02:13 PM
^^ I think the helmet is covering up his HUGE grin!

maxpower220
03-13-2013, 07:08 PM
I'm headed to Daytona to meet up with old squadron mates for Bike Week on Friday. Lots of ass pain on the GSXR.

wolfeman131
03-13-2013, 08:57 PM
Lots of ass pain

Don't care what kind of fun you're having, but that's never a good thing!

rc5695
03-13-2013, 09:40 PM
I actually sold my covered trailer becuase we couldn't fit al the bikes in it anymore.

I had a chance to watch taht youtube vid btw, Hilarious!!!

maxpower220
03-18-2013, 05:20 PM
I had a good time at Bike Week, but a little depressing. I went a few years ago and also about 6 years. There are way less vendors, bikers, and sponsors out there now. While it's still a lot of bikes, it's a lot less than the other times I've been. I enjoyed riding some new bikes from Suzuki, Harley, and Yamaha. It was sad that Triumph, aprilia, KTM, or Ducati decided not to attend. Seems like a lot of audience to ignore in one place.

ChrisK
03-22-2013, 02:32 PM
Took me approximately 8 months to become completely obsessed with bikes. Just rode the Duc to work and it's 32 degrees outside. And I have this in my garage, 1982 Yamaha Virago. Complete teardown and custom build, going to be a street-fighter mixed with cafe kind of build. Front end is from a 2003 R1.

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/7F118FE9-B623-4E90-8CE4-EC5239B3F551-7629-0000039BF249BDAC_zps131f4c51.jpg

rc5695
03-22-2013, 02:44 PM
sweet build!!! Can't wait to see the final pics. I've sen a couple sweet Virago builds lately.
1 here: http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51288&page=23
and I don't have the link anymore, but there's a whole Virago forum with custom builds.

ChrisK
03-26-2013, 10:40 AM
Yeah I've been following that build too. I've been trying to not read too much into how people are doing their builds, I'd rather just learn for myself so I don't end up with a cookie-cutter final product.

rc5695
03-26-2013, 02:45 PM
Yeah I've been following that build too. I've been trying to not read too much into how people are doing their builds, I'd rather just learn for myself so I don't end up with a cookie-cutter final product.

Exactly. Sometimes it is nice to see a neat idea and take something away from it though. Hoping to start the build on a 1970's yamaha RD400 for my son soon :)

ChrisK
05-21-2013, 06:43 PM
Thought I would bring this thread out of the depths again because I took a picture of my bike in front of my Supra today, thought it was appropriate!

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/41E5417A-6A5E-46D4-8A7A-26B8E915D5C3-5526-0000031DDD1B08B4_zpsd8963853.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/chriskuecker/media/41E5417A-6A5E-46D4-8A7A-26B8E915D5C3-5526-0000031DDD1B08B4_zpsd8963853.jpg.html)

ChrisK
05-21-2013, 06:44 PM
I'm hoping that if I leave them alone in the driveway long enough they'll mate and produce some kind of super mutant boatorcycle.

rc5695
05-22-2013, 09:04 AM
I'm hoping that if I leave them alone in the driveway long enough they'll mate and produce some kind of super mutant boatorcycle.

haha. nice pic and rides.

maxpower220
05-22-2013, 10:10 AM
Sold the GSXR 750 yesterday. I'm a little sad, but I sold it for the same price I bought it after 3 yrs of ownership. That is a first for me.

Now, motorcycle shopping time. If I can swing it, maybe the new Hyperstrada. They are kind of pricey though and since they just came out, no deals yet.

kaneboats
05-22-2013, 11:05 AM
It's a lot like being a boat owner. They say "two great days" but they always leave out all the fun shopping days between.

motosno963
05-25-2013, 04:12 AM
Sold the GSXR 750 yesterday. I'm a little sad, but I sold it for the same price I bought it after 3 yrs of ownership. That is a first for me.

Now, motorcycle shopping time. If I can swing it, maybe the new Hyperstrada. They are kind of pricey though and since they just came out, no deals yet.
i sold my 600rr to my buddy for about 5200$..09 with 5k miles on it?...i loved it but my buddy tries to get me to do dumb things on it, i laid it down once doing a wheelie, and almost being run over a few times i had to get rid of it..i want to get a G8 GT next for a summer car

brain_rinse
06-25-2013, 12:44 PM
A few minor changes 17697

chawk610
07-01-2013, 09:28 AM
Picked her up from a good friend on Friday. 2000 Fatboy. First Harley, I have always ridden Yamaha.
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wolfeman131
07-01-2013, 02:19 PM
nice pickup, Casey!

kaneboats
07-01-2013, 03:10 PM
Sweeeeeet Hooooooooooooooooooooggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!

New Guy
07-01-2013, 05:33 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/41/Wild-hogs-poster-750.jpg

chawk610
07-01-2013, 06:33 PM
^^ LOL, let's hope not. I have some years under my belt. Thanks guys, can't wait to go home today and start tinkering.

motosno963
08-01-2013, 03:09 AM
my bike i sold over winter..my buddy just picked up a 2013 bmw 1000rr and i miss mine now..took this pic when mercy flight stopped by work when i went to pick up my paycheck

86century
08-01-2013, 11:14 AM
18044
Can't pass up a bike thread.

This is what happens when you watch to many biker build off episodes.

chawk610
08-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Down and dirty! Love dat peanut tank! I assume you do ride with a kindney belt though!!! My las bike was rigid...I need suspension these days

KG's Supra24
08-01-2013, 12:58 PM
Never thought I'd be able to contribute to this thread as my mom has always been against bikes and said none of the family would ever have one. Somehow, her opinion flipped earlier in the year. I have no personal contributions but here are my brothers and dads

Brother picked this up a few months back and loves driving it daily ...

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/IMG_20130425_151815_387_zps3a324da0.jpg

Dad has actual gone through a couple in the last month or so but has landed here ...

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/IMG950405_zpscdcebda0.jpg

chawk610
08-01-2013, 01:12 PM
No... I see yours back there... behind you dad's :)
Seriously though... NICE scoots!

kaneboats
08-01-2013, 01:13 PM
Brother picked this up a few months back and loves driving it daily ...

It's true. You don't "ride" one of those babies. You "drive" it!

86century
08-02-2013, 12:15 AM
Down and dirty! Love dat peanut tank! I assume you do ride with a kindney belt though!!! My las bike was rigid...I need suspension these days

It will only go about 35miles on the main part of the tank so you are forced to stop at no more than 45miles.
She is not exactly a long haul machine.

trayson
08-02-2013, 12:37 PM
Mine used to be the same color lol

Me too. 2005 ZX-6R 636. Two Bros and power commander. SS Brake lines. Throttlemeister. Hard wired to charge cell phone and to power the radar detector.

When she was stock:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qPAoJuoGI3I/SN7WvyatdaI/AAAAAAAAECo/S4raLBr88n4/s800/DSCF1884.JPG
First track day:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WqVzJQQcILQ/Snp2tLtd0iI/AAAAAAAAI1g/LKpKZdN8L-E/s800/Trackday.jpg

Then stuff happens and I got aftermarket fairing set #1:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YsX21MVIJCw/Soj9qfZPXoI/AAAAAAAAI6Q/OjdgCSFZxv0/s800/DSCF3400.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MP9Lx2tsn_8/SvaMB-X1GrI/AAAAAAAAJlw/fu6Su64hC4k/s800/646056001_ZWJ3R-O.jpg

trayson
08-02-2013, 12:40 PM
My weekend trackday setup. Don't wanna sleep on the ground, and the wife comes along and flags as a cornerworker on the course...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pTapEup6PFA/Sq18Tn7c2-I/AAAAAAAAI_s/gLXRFz5TJCk/s800/DSCF3416.JPG


And trackdays owned another fairing set, so here's aftermarket set #2:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WUdP2P43TmU/TIa_od-o2oI/AAAAAAAAKks/zmxhGVttY3E/s800/ORP%2520Sample.jpg

Track Day photo shoot. (the photog ended up shooting our wedding later that year). Bike, Jeep, and trailer in the background...
http://xqsme.smugmug.com/Other/Trayson/i-5Zq3mxZ/0/L/D3S_7052-L.jpg

And now she's sadly back to the orginal fairings. I taught myself how to fiberglass and fixed them back up. Yeah, she's got some rash and isn't beautiful to look at anymore, but I call her my "Dirty Girl". She's paid for and I don't want a bike payment. Plus since I bought the boat in April, the bike's been quite neglected...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mEdHR05k0OU/TmRNAq4Rh_I/AAAAAAAALZo/69j4WzyPOD4/s800/2011-09-04_20-46-18_421.jpg


Have to do something after our short boating season!
-Jake

For me it's snowboarding every weekend at Meadows and occasionally taking out the locked and loaded Jeep Rockcrawler for a run or two at Tillamook State Forest...

trayson
08-02-2013, 12:46 PM
One last one of when she was looking her best...
http://xqsme.smugmug.com/Other/Trayson/i-9GLg2GJ/0/L/_D3S5591-L.jpg

rc5695
08-02-2013, 10:32 PM
Looks nice Trayson.

For those unaware, Cody wrecked his a couple months ago... Wish he'd been wearing his leathers, or at least his Joe Rocket Jacket, but instead slid down the road on his back in a T-shirt. Make sure your stuff is tied down well! Lunch cooler and sweatshirt were under a cargo net on the back seat and somehow both ended up in the rear wheel and locked it up. He rode it a couple times after he and dad fixed it and sold it. Been riding cruisers since, and wants one of those now.
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motosno963
08-05-2013, 12:59 AM
i laid mine down once..luckily it was a day i wore my icon jacket..only real mark was a nice gash in my hip..nothing a little stop at walmart couldnt fix haha

rc5695
08-06-2013, 08:11 AM
never laid the streetbike down, but I did hit a tree that was laying across the road coming out of a curve at ~5:30-6:00 in the morning. It was shortly before a stopsign, so at least i wasn't going too fast. I hit it in the ONE spot there were no branches facing me to spear me, and got flung off the right side. My thigh hit hte tree adn I flipped over it nad walked out of it...never even hit the ground! Just stained my jeans and forearm on my jacket a green color from the moss or whatever on the tree. Thankful!!!

chawk610
08-06-2013, 08:43 AM
Good Lord... I need video of that! :)

rc5695
08-06-2013, 08:57 AM
Good Lord... I need video of that! :)

You wouldn't have been able to see anything since it was dark out... lol.

yeh, that would've been a wild one to see. Ya know. I was standing there afterwards, pulled my bike outt athe tree adn standing up right in front of it recollecting myself like "did that just happen?", and ya know about 3 cars just drove off the other side of the road around it and never even asked if I needed anything!?! I couldn't believe it. You know who did stop? A young teenage girl on her way to high-school! it was only a mile from my house, so I just rode it home tho.

ChrisK
09-04-2013, 11:11 AM
Forgot to update here that back in June I crashed my bike while on a trip down to Missouri. I've been rebuilding it ever since and finally finished it this past weekend... I like it a lot better now. : )

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/94F08862-16C6-497C-A3BB-93B0BE7A9EC3-1020-000000F1743D37D6_zpsbaca71d5.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/chriskuecker/media/94F08862-16C6-497C-A3BB-93B0BE7A9EC3-1020-000000F1743D37D6_zpsbaca71d5.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/E582C7DD-E34A-4E54-B922-169A4B24BD10-1020-000000EA744852E3_zps7e2968c6.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/chriskuecker/media/E582C7DD-E34A-4E54-B922-169A4B24BD10-1020-000000EA744852E3_zps7e2968c6.jpg.html)

http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz345/chriskuecker/CB87464A-856A-4A75-9CD9-85352863AF8A-1020-000000EA6D56A08A_zpsc6dbbe2e.jpg (http://s842.photobucket.com/user/chriskuecker/media/CB87464A-856A-4A75-9CD9-85352863AF8A-1020-000000EA6D56A08A_zpsc6dbbe2e.jpg.html)

rc5695
09-04-2013, 01:12 PM
Sorry to hear about the crash, but glad you're alright, and the bike looks great.

cab13367
09-04-2013, 03:55 PM
Time to post an update. I've done some modding since I got my bike late last year. Here are some before and after pics:

Before:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-01.jpg

After:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/2011%20Yamaha%20FZ8/IMG_4456.jpg (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/cab13367/media/2011%20Yamaha%20FZ8/IMG_4456.jpg.html)

Before:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-02.jpg

After:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/2011%20Yamaha%20FZ8/IMG_4445.jpg (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/cab13367/media/2011%20Yamaha%20FZ8/IMG_4445.jpg.html)

cab13367
09-04-2013, 03:55 PM
Before:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-04.jpg

After:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/2011%20Yamaha%20FZ8/IMG_4446.jpg (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/cab13367/media/2011%20Yamaha%20FZ8/IMG_4446.jpg.html)
Before:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/FZ8-06.jpg

After:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/2011%20Yamaha%20FZ8/IMG_4458.jpg (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/cab13367/media/2011%20Yamaha%20FZ8/IMG_4458.jpg.html)

cab13367
09-04-2013, 04:05 PM
Sorry to hear about the spills some of you have taken, but glad to know that no one has been seriously hurt.

rc5695
09-05-2013, 07:31 AM
FZ's looking good Al.

rc5695
09-05-2013, 01:21 PM
Took me approximately 8 months to become completely obsessed with bikes. Just rode the Duc to work and it's 32 degrees outside. And I have this in my garage, 1982 Yamaha Virago. Complete teardown and custom build, going to be a street-fighter mixed with cafe kind of build. Front end is from a 2003 R1.
Any updates Chris?

ChrisK
09-05-2013, 01:22 PM
Love the fender eliminator, a friend of mine just bought an FZ8 three weeks ago. Maybe take that chain guard off to continue to tidy up the rear end?

kevkev
09-06-2013, 12:37 PM
1840918410

The one weekend that I did not have my go pro I got tossed sideways coming down the trail and locked up with a tree. Oh well at least my first reaction was to take a picture. :)

irish-racing
09-06-2013, 01:54 PM
I am glad I found this thread. I love boats BUT motorcycles I love more.

I have owned a few. Here is a few pictures of the one I just sold for my new to me bike and my wife's bike which is for sale.

2006 Yamaha R1 I bought her brand new in '06 she was a great bike. I traded for a '05 Honda CBR 600RR
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/bike5_zps6f4e4c6e.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/bike5_zps6f4e4c6e.jpg.html)
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/bike4_zps6237aa3d.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/bike4_zps6237aa3d.jpg.html)

Now my new race bike is a the '05 CBR
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/IMG_20130820_165811_resized_zps82dc95b5.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/IMG_20130820_165811_resized_zps82dc95b5.jpg.html)

New body work. I am painting her in a couple weeks. I am a pro at spray paint paint jobs
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/IMG-20130831-WA0015_resized_zps664f30b4.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/IMG-20130831-WA0015_resized_zps664f30b4.jpg.html)

irish-racing
09-06-2013, 01:55 PM
The wife's 2007 R1 Breast cancer bike (FOR SALE)
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/bike8_zps201b7586.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/bike8_zps201b7586.jpg.html)

After tweaking the suspension she wanted me to take it out to see how it felt. This bike handles like a dream.
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/bike1_zps95123260.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/bike1_zps95123260.jpg.html)

irish-racing
09-06-2013, 03:44 PM
The wife's 2007 R1 Breast cancer bike (FOR SALE)
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/bike8_zps201b7586.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/bike8_zps201b7586.jpg.html)

After tweaking the suspension she wanted me to take it out to see how it felt. This bike handles like a dream.
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/bike1_zps95123260.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/bike1_zps95123260.jpg.html)

irish-racing
09-06-2013, 05:07 PM
I have triedto post my bikes but apparently I am still to new and need a mod to check my posts.... So I am still waiting

kaneboats
09-08-2013, 11:36 PM
Approved! Sorry. Missed that the first time.

irish-racing
09-09-2013, 09:16 AM
Approved! Sorry. Missed that the first time.

No worries. Thanks

rc5695
09-29-2013, 06:50 PM
Ashton's 1.5 riding with me. Cam's 15 on the KX100.
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rc5695
09-29-2013, 06:53 PM
few more
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irish-racing
09-30-2013, 02:59 PM
I don't know that anything is more fun to ride then a 2-Stroke dirt bike.

Watch this. This is my buddy (2 stroke) who makes the most realistic 2 stoke sounds I have ever heard.

http://youtu.be/OUynTnQXCsg

kaneboats
09-30-2013, 03:03 PM
America's (definitely) Got Talent!

rc5695
10-02-2013, 01:04 PM
I don't know that anything is more fun to ride then a 2-Stroke dirt bike.

Watch this. This is my buddy (2 stroke) who makes the most realistic 2 stoke sounds I have ever heard.

http://youtu.be/OUynTnQXCsg

thats funny.

sandm
10-02-2013, 02:42 PM
[QUOTE=irish-racing;227832]The wife's 2007 R1 Breast cancer bike (FOR SALE)
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/bike8_zps201b7586.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/bike8_zps201b7586.jpg.html)

I would so ride that bike, but probably get laughed at here :) nothing but vtwins everywhere. makes sense as NONE of the roads around here have a curve in them. I sure miss the curvy mountain roads at home. absolutely amazing how many here wear full leathers and a dewrag. helmets are a rarity and pass any bar on a saturday/sunday and there will be at least a dozen harleys in front. amazed not more dui's/wrecks.
I've been contemplating selling my '09 zx6 for something along the lines of a vstrom or gs1200 adventure. better commuter and would be fun to take a few weekend trips on.
ceo just got a license this summer and is currently learning on a '12 250ninja. hoping to see a 650ninja in the future.

kaneboats
10-02-2013, 02:51 PM
Well, you're near the HD capital of the world. Like being in the south with the moonshine or in Texas with the steers and . . .

irish-racing
10-02-2013, 04:32 PM
thats funny.

Makes me laugh everytime.

Here is the wife's new to her race bike. 2006 Yamaha R6

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20130719_083949_resized_zpsc399aabf.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20130719_083949_resized_zpsc399aabf.jpg.html)

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20130719_083940_resized_zps6476136d.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20130719_083940_resized_zps6476136d.jpg.html)

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20130719_084007_resized_zpsc9b4903d.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20130719_084007_resized_zpsc9b4903d.jpg.html)

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20130719_084020_resized_zpsf7a7037c.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20130719_084020_resized_zpsf7a7037c.jpg.html)

irish-racing
10-02-2013, 04:34 PM
I would so ride that bike, but probably get laughed at here :) nothing but vtwins everywhere. makes sense as NONE of the roads around here have a curve in them. I sure miss the curvy mountain roads at home. absolutely amazing how many here wear full leathers and a dewrag. helmets are a rarity and pass any bar on a saturday/sunday and there will be at least a dozen harleys in front. amazed not more dui's/wrecks.
I've been contemplating selling my '09 zx6 for something along the lines of a vstrom or gs1200 adventure. better commuter and would be fun to take a few weekend trips on.
ceo just got a license this summer and is currently learning on a '12 250ninja. hoping to see a 650ninja in the future.

I road that bike on the street right after we had the wheels powder coated and had quite a few people point and laugh. Doesn't bother me. That bike is a rocket ship. So smooth and fast. I should have kept it for myself. Sold it to some kid in Kentucky. I was sad to see it go.

lsvboombox
10-02-2013, 08:08 PM
Here the first bike i sold after the 1st kid
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i205/chopsuey-pics/Chop/DSC_0505.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i205/chopsuey-pics/Chop/DSC_0506.jpg

The next bike i sold after kids 2&3
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i205/chopsuey-pics/BMW/DSC_0103.jpg

Still have this fitty
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i205/chopsuey-pics/DSC_0817.jpg

But selling the boat after the 4th kid

lsvboombox
10-02-2013, 08:16 PM
Still have the renegade as well

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i205/chopsuey-pics/C8A3079C-A453-462C-8E78-535F336245D7-1375-0000014BCEDCF9F2_zps8a4cd13e.jpg

ChrisK
10-04-2013, 01:51 PM
Any updates Chris?

Just now saw this, sorry.

I put the Virago build on hold when I crashed my Duc. Now that the Duc is rebuilt I'll slowly start getting back into the Virago. I quickly spent a lot of money getting the Monster back on the road so right now spending money on bike parts is hard to swallow.

zabooda
10-28-2013, 05:19 AM
Snow, rain, mud, some sun and a wipe out. Outside of Cle Elum Washington.

rc5695
10-28-2013, 01:24 PM
Snow, rain, mud, some sun and a wipe out. Outside of Cle Elum Washington.

awesome!!!

rc5695
10-28-2013, 01:26 PM
I had a friend over a couple weekends ago and he has a GoPro. Here's a vid of my track and trail set-up in my backyard, litterally. It needs some work, esp. the jumps and corners, but it is getting there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBkoQJxIGB8&hd=1

irish-racing
11-05-2013, 10:32 AM
Here is my newest track bike. Picked it up last week. Going to Barber Motorsports complex this weekend to try her out.

2006 R6 996 miles, race tech forks, ohlins stearing stabilizer, 520 chain and sprockets, vortex rear sets and clip ons, bazzaz auto tuner, quickshifter and some other stuff I can't remember

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/Screenshot_2013-10-17-14-55-11_resized_zpsb1affdd8.png (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/Screenshot_2013-10-17-14-55-11_resized_zpsb1affdd8.png.html)
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/Screenshot_2013-10-17-14-55-14_resized_zps687e1286.png (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/Screenshot_2013-10-17-14-55-14_resized_zps687e1286.png.html)
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20131029_212845_resized_zps11ede1ee.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20131029_212845_resized_zps11ede1ee.jpg.html)

parrothd
11-05-2013, 11:15 AM
Barber is a great track, only ridden it once but was will worth the 12+ drive to get there..

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irish-racing
11-05-2013, 11:33 AM
Barber is a great track, only ridden it once but was will worth the 12+ drive to get there..

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It will be my first time there. I can't wait. Luckily for me it's only 8 hours. VIR is about 12 for me but I love that track.

parrothd
11-05-2013, 07:25 PM
Never made it to VIR, gratten is my favorite, lots of blind off camber down or up hill turns.. Terrifying..

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irish-racing
11-05-2013, 07:57 PM
I am going to try to hit gratten next year haven't been there yet either. VIR is awesome a lot of elevation changes and blind turns as well. If you haven't been to Jennings that is one of my favorites. No elevation changes or blind turns but a fun fun track.

parrothd
11-05-2013, 08:14 PM
Grattan is a really fun and challenging track: "Some competitors claim that Grattan was designed by an individual who had a clear understanding of the limits of racing cars and a pathological hatred of racing car drivers"...

[URL]http://www.formula-first.org/tracks/grattan_fast_lap.htm /URL]

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irish-racing
11-06-2013, 09:17 AM
That sounds like a blast. I will make it there very soon.

Who do you do trackdays with? Just open days at the track or with an organization like NESBA?

parrothd
11-06-2013, 06:29 PM
I haven't been on a bike in a long time, maybe 8 years(?!?)..

I rode mostly with with Nesba and STT..

Nesba had a great crew and lots of tracks available in the Midwest region then it went belly up and closed...What about Putnam, that's a great track, Turn one is crazy fast if you can handle it... :)

irish-racing
11-07-2013, 07:46 AM
NESBA is still around. Actually riding with them at Barber this weekend. Looks like you should dust the cob webs off next season and get out there. I have a CBR600RR track bike for sale. Just sayin. haha

I haven't been to putnam yet, although it's only an hour away from me. Irish Racing makes a schedule of what days we are going to attend and since you can't camp there a lot of guys don't like messing with hotels and crap so I am going to push for it next season.

irish-racing
11-12-2013, 09:08 AM
Just got back from Barber Motorsports Complex.... wow! such an awesome track. Smooth and fast. Dane Westby was there playing around. Got to meet him and hangout. That was cool. Super nice down to earth guy.

chawk610
11-12-2013, 09:57 AM
I know I have posted my Harley on this thread already... but I have done a few things... Most recently is added bags!!! Have a lookie.
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irish-racing
11-12-2013, 11:39 AM
The wife and I at Barber this past weekend

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20131109_125455_resized_zps575f705a.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20131109_125455_resized_zps575f705a.jpg.html)

Our pit setup

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20131109_094917_resized_zpsd850daf6.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20131109_094917_resized_zpsd850daf6.jpg.html)

Turn 15 onto the front straight

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/20131110_163038_resized_zpsd9faa822.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/20131110_163038_resized_zpsd9faa822.jpg.html)

chawk610
11-12-2013, 12:33 PM
You guys have a legit program going!

irish-racing
11-12-2013, 12:35 PM
NESBA is a great organization to ride with. I was tired of sleeping on air mattresses in small enclosed trailers so I bought the toy hauler. Best decision ever.

Jer119
01-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Here's my 02 Ironhorse. 18940

rc5695
01-04-2014, 01:28 PM
i cleaned mine up good at the 36k service and added some LED's afterdoing the valve adjustment.

some crappy cell-phone pics I can share. not sure if you've ever tried, but not an easy thing to get a pic of anyways...

They're bright enough to light up trees on the side of the road at night. I feel like I"m riding the white bikes in TRON. lol.
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irish-racing
01-08-2014, 11:28 AM
I love FZ-1's! So much fun. My buddy has one that he put Renthal bars on and got rid of the windscreen and changed out the head lights. It is awesome. Great looking bike RC!

rc5695
01-08-2014, 01:17 PM
I love FZ-1's! So much fun. My buddy has one that he put Renthal bars on and got rid of the windscreen and changed out the head lights. It is awesome. Great looking bike RC!

thanks. i've had it almost 2 years now and love it. wish i could've kept my fz6 too :( Just too many R's on the freeway and not enough mountain riding anymore... (we moved)

FYI: scroll back thru this thread for more pics of it somewhere

maxpower220
01-08-2014, 07:42 PM
Just sold my Honda. Look out, it looks like a Ducati Hypermotard is on the way

sandm
01-08-2014, 08:55 PM
^im jealous. I see the zx6 going away soon for something more commuter-friendly soon. no place around here to corner the bike. all the harley riders around here push for straight roads to get them from bar to bar :)

irish-racing
01-09-2014, 09:34 AM
Maxpower I love the hypermotards. Such a great overall bike. Have fun with it and post pics when you get it.

Sandm what are you looking to get? I gave up riding on public streets about 3 years ago. Nothing but straight roads here in Indiana.

kaneboats
01-09-2014, 09:51 AM
I think a girl in our neighborhood growing up once called me a "hypomotard".

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hypomotard

sandm
01-09-2014, 10:20 AM
irish-not sure. really want a bmw gs1200 but the checkbook says no. I say that having never been on one and if it's like my buddies aprilia caponard he had, It would be easy to say PASS. liked the look but a very topheavy and overall sluggish on the road. liked my buddies fz1 and like the looks of the ktm 990superduke. not real serious right now as it's winter but I think in the spring with the values of sportbikes here in wisconsin, I think I'll be able to sell for within $500 of what I paid new for the bike so I'll get more serious once I can start riding. I only paid 7k otd for my '09 zx6 in '11 as a new leftover and I know I got a STEAL on it and part of me hates to sell as I'll not walk into that deal again on something else.

irish-racing
01-09-2014, 10:34 AM
Yeah that is a hell of a deal. When I bought my R1 in '06 I got umm... raped. I was 18 and stupid bought it brand new and paid way more then I sohuld have. I didn't care tho I wanted that bike. I miss that bike. Just sold it last year. It was my baby. The FZ1's are awesome. A lot more comfortable then the R1 and they are just about as fast. I love the KTM superduke, well at least the style. Haven't rode one yet. I am very partial to Yamaha. So I say check out the new FZ8 they look pretty sweet.

sandm
01-09-2014, 11:49 AM
have looked at the fz8. originally ruled it out as 800 and 2-up don't mix, but ceo got her own bike this year so it may get a look. I had a yzf600 I bought new in '06 and I did resist the urge to go r6 much to the salesman's disappointment. only yammy I've owned and it was ok. dealer in my town was an ass so I never went back. biggest difference in kawi and yammi other than price(kawi is much cheaper) are that they kawi's have noisy valvetrains. the yzf was super quiet on the topend. both zx's I've owned have a lot of rattle uptop.

irish-racing
01-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Yeah the STEALership I bought my R1 from was an ass too. Other then raping me. My wife bought a used '07 R1 from the same place in '08 only had about 500 miles and a bunch of aftermarket stuff done to it. So I looked it over was a solid bike for $7k. I rode it home took it to school over the next few days and realized when I pulled the clutch in it never fully disengaged. It was still under warranty so I took it back and 3 days later they tell me it's completely fine and that I was crazy. So I had the service manager and sales manager come out to the parking lot, started the bike click into first let the clutch out and immediately pulled it back in and the bike was doing about 8 miles an hour and I said this is normal? No I don't think so. But they wouldn't do anything about it. I think I cussed out about 6 people there that day. I tired to be polite and calm but after they wouldn't fix it and treated me like crap I was done. So I took it to a dealer about an hour away and they fixed it no charge. Orlando Yamaha/ Kawasaki is garbage.

Good luck finding a bike. It's so hard seeing how there are so many different bikes on the market.

sandm
01-09-2014, 01:07 PM
way too many to pick from. it'll be fun to look around. I'm guessing I'll be out of this area to buy one. prices here are uber-inflated. might make a good day trip to pick one up.
ceo is on a 250ninja right now as a learner. she says no, but I tell her she'll be bored of it in another 1kmiles and ready for a 600. I see a 650ninja or a r6s in her future. sportbike look that she wants but much more commuter-friendly.

irish-racing
01-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Yeah I tired to talk my wife into a R6 as her first bike and she hell no and she wanted an R1. She did really well. Your wife will probably get bored for sure. A ninja 650 or R6s are great bikes. Quick but still comfortable and not so torquey. That is why I sold my R1. Riding only the track I wasn't riding the R1 to it's potential, it was super fast in the straight but coming out of a turn I would spin my rear tire depending on how many session were on them. The R6 I can go so much further into a turn and hammer the throttle mid way and power out and pull R1's and other 1000cc bikes out of the corner. An absolute blast. You and your wife should try a trackday or track school. You won't regret it..... well maybe it will cost you more money. haha

sandm
01-09-2014, 03:20 PM
thought about it when we were in idaho. miller motorsports park in slc was only 4hrs away and did several motorcycle-only days but it boils down to cost. only so much $$ to go around for the hobbies and I don't see us giving up boating for mc racing anytime soon. i'll be happy with a good commuter and something we can day-trip on around here.

irish-racing
01-09-2014, 03:27 PM
I understand that completely. My wife wants a horse and I told her that we could get one but we would have to give up boating AND racing. And well that isn't going to happen. She loves it all too much. Once she starts her new job this spring we will be getting a horse, I just have this feeling haha. I love boating and racing but if I had to choose I would have to sell the boat. I can't get away from bikes.

rc5695
01-10-2014, 02:04 PM
love my fz1. Tons of aftermarketand community support. A couple of tweaks along with the exhaust and a Power Commander and I'm around 150 HP. It is an older gen R1 engine with a few minor changes. Not uncommen to hear of over 100k miles on them. Did I mention I really love my FZs? My 6 was modded some, and I could keep up with my buddy on his Ducati Multistrada until around 125, although i was really wringing it out to do so.

FYI: My wife enjoyed riding on both the FZ's with me, as do my kids. They do just fine 2-up, with an hour or so between breaks. I drag pegs in the twisties with a passenger all the time.

You mentioned the hypermotard. I've ridden one and wasn't overly impressed. Fun, but not the greatest commuter if you're going to be riding higway very far. Multistrada is my dreambike.

Before the FZ1, I rode a Triumph, BMW, and Aprilia Futura, and nothing fit me as well as the FZ1... I put over 40k miles on my FZ6, and the valves were all in spec still. I like my Yamaha's as well ;)

sandm
01-10-2014, 04:50 PM
I'm leaning toward a kawi z1000 or an fz1. I like the ktm's but price is a big consideration as I don't think I need to get 10k+ in a bike as a commuter. I've seen a couple z1000's at under 8k for a brand new machine as a holdover. haven't shopped the fz's but in typical yammi fashion, they will probably be more expensive. I'm not brand loyal to anything really but price I think will keep me in a kawi product. they build a good bike and seem to be cheaper otd.

irish-racing
01-10-2014, 04:52 PM
That's awesome. Yamaha's are great. I beat up my R1 rode extremely hard all the time and when I got rid of it it had close to 30k miles and valves were still in spec and even after a couple wrecks she still rode as good as the day I got her.

It's good your wife and kids enjoy it too. If my wife didn't ride I don't know what I would do.

irish-racing
01-10-2014, 04:54 PM
I like the Z1000's as well. Worked on a few of them. Nothing major just did some oil changes, changes and sprockets. From what I hear they are pretty solid overall bikes.

rc5695
01-10-2014, 05:28 PM
My buddy I used to ride with had a Z1000. Nice bike. Not quite as fast and no wind protection at all, but comfortable and still plenty fast. Don't think it has "quite" as much aftermarket support. As for price, I really dont' think they are too far off.

As for quality, I currently own all 4 Jap dirtbikes (and then some). Honda and Yamaha quality can't be beat. I've owned Suzuki Katana as well. I liked the bike, but I am not a Suzi fan at all. YOu get what you pay for, and Suzi's are cheaper. Don't get me wrong, they're not a "bad" bike, but they aren't the quality of the others. Kawasaki's a not far behind the Y & H, but I still think the Y & H are a little ahead of it.

I don't kno whow the previous owner treated my FZ, but the valves were out a little at 36k checkup.

sandm
01-10-2014, 06:34 PM
I agree with the rankings rc. I'd never buy a zuki as I think the gixxers give the brand a bad name. too many headstrong youths buying them.

irish-racing
01-13-2014, 09:16 AM
Agreed. When I lived in Orlando it was nothing but kids buying gixxers then stretching and chroming them out and thinking they were king of the streets but all they really wanted to do was have a kickstand party and talk about how awesome they were and how much chrome they had. screw that.

I say kids but I was 18 when I bought my R1 and lived down there and still thought they were stupid and couldn't handle the crap. Guess I am "mature" for my age? At least in that sense. haha

New Guy
01-15-2014, 11:34 AM
Started chopping last night.
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/20140114_183634_zpsbnyreiux.jpg

Tank mocked up.
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/20140114_190450_zpszxwxqtsx.jpg

sandm
01-15-2014, 11:55 AM
lots of work ahead of you... good luck mark..

I'm listing the zx tonight on cl and see if I get a bite. went and sat on a z1000 and I think the lack of fairings will be a deal breaker for me in the cold weather. sat on a ninja1000 as well and think it'll be my next bike. sportbike look but don't have to lean over the tank to ride it like the zx 6/10 and same engine as the z1000. several dealers have sweet deals on '11 holdovers.

hope someone will brave the snow to look at my machine :)

irish-racing
01-15-2014, 12:09 PM
Mark looks like you're having fun. If I can convince my wife to park out side over the summer I will be starting a cafe racer project. Keep us updated on progress. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Sandm good luck with the sale. Ninja1000 will be a fun bike.

rc5695
01-15-2014, 01:26 PM
I've been seeing the Ninja 1000 some lately and it looks like a great bike.

nice looking project Mark.

sandm
02-04-2014, 10:10 PM
well, 2 guys came from about 120 miles away last night to pickup the zx6. sending to a 19y.o. daughter in the military in south carolina. I hope she's ready for it :) not sure why they are shipping mine but they had cash so I really don't care..

now in the market for a new machine. going to make a few calls tomorrow on a couple '13 leftover ninja1000's here in the valley. I think it'll be a good bike for daytrips. target price is 9200 or less otd so we'll see how it goes.. I get within a few hundred of that price I'll call it a win. hoping cash/no trade work in my favor but I did have several dealers wanting the zx in a bad way as a trade and I know they make more cash on a finance contract than straight up otd money. it's still early here for bike sales with feet of snow on the ground and sleds still dominating the showroom.

New Guy
02-05-2014, 04:30 PM
Congratulations on the sale! BMW S 1000RR
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQloMiBtJhtwxH5mbNNnLBoWLSKVdSci d005eNl7TLeN8UNOwLNmA

trayson
02-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Congratulations on the sale! BMW S 1000RR
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQloMiBtJhtwxH5mbNNnLBoWLSKVdSci d005eNl7TLeN8UNOwLNmA

^^^^ My dream bike in the best color combo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sandm
02-05-2014, 08:07 PM
I'm done being bent over on a bike. that is absolutely the worst decision to commute on around here :)

nice bike tho..

if I were going bimmer, it would be this:
http://www.whichbike.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/R1200GS_Adventure3.jpg

New Guy
02-06-2014, 10:00 AM
Make that happen! There are so many amazing gravel roads in northern Wisconsin / u.p.

sandm
02-06-2014, 12:49 PM
cost. remember I need not one but 2 for the ceo. at $14k each, not gonna happen. I don't want a payment on a bike.
Going to Kens tonight in your back yard to see if I can work a deal.

rc5695
02-06-2014, 01:25 PM
I like them both too, although I have never been able to get used to the assymetric design on teh 1000R, esp the headlights. I know looks aren't everything, but I still have to look at it. lol If you're seriously considering DualSport tho, check out KTM. Still pricey but cheaper than BMW and quite a variety.

rc5695
02-06-2014, 01:27 PM
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Here's my dream "dualsport".... almost $20k tho :(

New Guy
02-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Good luck over at Ken's they are good guys over there and price fairly for the most part. The CEO would be perfect on a DRZ and then you could get the BMW right?

rc5695
02-06-2014, 02:07 PM
... The CEO would be perfect on a DRZ and then you could get the BMW right?

I like your thinking Mark :) The question then would be "Can you ride slow enough for her to keep up?" haha

sandm
02-06-2014, 08:36 PM
going back on sat to sit on the ninja and I suspect I'll write the check. they won't budge a nickle on the price which kind of irritates me but it's priced fairly. I think we expect to deal on stuff like this and kind of gets ya when they won't. much less pressure than any of the team dealerships. they are a turnoff. u coming over to unload it for me?? :)

the dualsport idea was really an Idaho thing and I'm not sure I'd ever use it here. going "up north" would require days off and not sure we'd really enjoy that riding. I think there's enough day road trips around here on pavement to keep us going for a few years considering we like to spend the majority of the weekends on the water, not mc's.

I will say that duc is way sexy....

irish-racing
03-28-2014, 12:50 PM
Got some pictures of my wife's bike put back together after the new paint job. We pick her bike and my bike up next weekend at VIR. Can't wait!


http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/IMG_9816_resized_zps5603b666.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/IMG_9816_resized_zps5603b666.jpg.html)

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/IMG_2939_resized_zpsba054ef7.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/IMG_2939_resized_zpsba054ef7.jpg.html)

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/IMG_5721_resized_zps65e123cc.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/IMG_5721_resized_zps65e123cc.jpg.html)

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r666/nmunson1/IMG_0137_resized_zps0548c7fc.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nmunson1/media/IMG_0137_resized_zps0548c7fc.jpg.html)

rc5695
03-28-2014, 01:20 PM
your wife's bike is very sharp!!!

irish-racing
03-28-2014, 02:01 PM
Thanks RC. She gets all the good stuff.

sandm
03-28-2014, 03:45 PM
lookin good.. looks lowered a tad.

I bought an '11 ninja1000 from a local shop 4 weeks ago. 500 miles from the local kawi rep but sold as brand new. going to pick it up tomorrow as I'm tired of looking at an empty garage slot :) got pipes and kleen air mod ready to go on, but nothing else. will be nice to have a better commuter. $8600otd with everything. pretty happy with that..
next comes upgrading the ceo's bike. she has a 250ninja. good learner but a little light on power and not real sure-footed on pavement. thinking about taking her to look at a fz6r leftover. $5600 plus tax/title seems like a good deal.

irish-racing
03-31-2014, 10:23 AM
Thanks. Nope she is stock height. Just has a Ohlins TTX rear shock and it's set up for her weight and height.


That is a good deal on the ninja 1000. Have fun. The FZ6's are great. I have rode them a hand fun of times and they are fun bikes. Your CEO will enjoy it a lot more then the 250.

sandm
03-31-2014, 01:34 PM
looking like it'll be a 650ninja. fz6 didn't pass the 'looks' test, ninja did :) working on finding a blue one now. they are within a few hundred of each other.

rode my first liter bike home on saturday. really not that impressed. it has a lot more usable torque in the lower part of the band than the zx6 so a much more commuter-friendly ride but I was expecting it to absoutely rip the handlebars out of my hands as you roll on the throttle but it didn't. quick but not a night and day difference. guessing had it been the zx10 might have been a different feel.
2 observations:
-get rid of the fuel gauge, give me back the blinking low fuel indicator and put the gear indicator back. I'd rather have gear indicator than fuel gauge.
-I am going to miss the positive neutral finder that the zx had. roll to a stop and it would automatically find neutral no matter how hard you kick the lever up from first gear. 1000 doesn't have that feature. will be missed... saying that from my lazy side.

from a comfort standpoint, I was ready to do 200 miles on it. the zx would get to my back after 20 or 30. it'll be a welcome change to ride daily and that's what I bought it for...

irish-racing
03-31-2014, 02:37 PM
The FZ6 isn't exactly "pretty" so I understand. The 650 ninjas are nice. Rode one my buddy was looking at.

Yeah I prefer a blinking light over a fuel gauge as well. I have never had a neutral finder other then the green light on my gauges. haha

I just got a text this morning that my wife wants me to buy us a KTM RC8..... I love that bike. Always wanted one just always bought other crap. So I might be putting one in my garage this summer. Who knows.

rc5695
03-31-2014, 02:54 PM
never even heard of a nuetral finder...

my FZ1 and FZ6 both had fuel gages that start blinking when it gets to "reserve" status, including changing the odometer to a trip meter. Maybe yours will do the same?

Jealous of the RC8. Beautiful, and never had a chance to throw a leg over one. Well, I DID, but I couldn't (had the kids with me at a show with free demo rides :( )

HUGE difference between the FZ6 and the FZ6R. Only thing similar is the engine iteself. Completely different frames, suspension, etc. FZ6R is a very entry level bike, like the old Suzuki katana. FZ6 can be riddne quite hard, esp. with a few mods. While I don't like the FZ6R at all (they went really cheap on it...), I do like most of the FZ6's. They don't all look too bad ;) 19495

Different power from 600 to 1000 for sure. Very different riding style required for the street. Been on the 1k for 2 years now, and while I like it SO much better for the highway, I did like my 600 better, even if I did have to wring it out. The FZ1 does seem to be a little more confidence inspiring.

rc5695
03-31-2014, 02:57 PM
FZ6 vs. FZ6R vz. Ninja650. Ninja is way less power than FZ6, not sure compared to FZ6R. I'd take (or put somebody else on) the Ninja over the FZ6R anyday. the FZ6 has superior engine and suspension over the Ninja though. Not sure if they've made any updates to the Ninja in the last few years though either?

irish-racing
03-31-2014, 04:10 PM
I have never thrown a leg over an RC8 either but I know I still want one. I had the opportunity at a trackday last year but I am hesitant to take anyone's bike on the track other then my wife's or mine because if I wreck it I would feel horrible. Had the same opportunity to take out a BMWS1000RR but turned it down as well.

sandm
03-31-2014, 06:22 PM
to be clear, fz6r. she didn't like the graphics on the '13 leftovers. I do agree as well. not a real attractive bike. the ninja is a clear winner in the looks category and since it'll never be tearing up a track, that's a bigger deal than improved engine or improved suspension for cornering. heck, everything out here is straight anyway :) I know the fz6 is nothing more than a r6 but she doesn't like the lack of fairings and overall look. I shopped the fz1 but it is not real loved when compared to the 1k ninja on all the road tests I read. ninja felt better overall. doesn't look as "naked".

my '09 zx6r had a feature that when the bike is stopped, from first gear, it doesn't matter how hard you click up to neutral, it will not go past into second gear. it's a cool feature but really just makes ya lazy. and agree on the fuel gauge. give me a flash on the display and a gear indicator. I will miss that a bunch..
it is amazing how balanced the new 600 track bikes are. I did notice a big difference in how easy the zx was to throw around vs the 1k ninja. it's not a bad bike but I think the 600, for me, would be much more confidence inspiring around a real track. the 1k seems a lot more "soft".

rc8's are sexy but in that money, I think it'd be a s1000rr. I bet long term on a track, that bimmer will outlast the ktm. .

irish-racing
04-01-2014, 10:18 AM
Yeah I am looking at the S100RR and the Ducati 1198S as well. I guess it will come down to what the wife really wants.

rc5695
04-02-2014, 02:14 PM
Yeah I am looking at the S100RR and the Ducati 1198S as well. I guess it will come down to what the wife really wants.

that's sound rough ....:rolleyes:

irish-racing
04-02-2014, 02:38 PM
haha it is a tough decision. I wish I could afford all three but I would have to sell my boat, truck, wife and some other stuff :rolleyes:

irish-racing
04-23-2014, 10:44 AM
Picked up our new Irish-Racing mobile headquarters last night. Headed to Jennings Friday.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/23/4y4uqu5a.jpg

sandm
04-23-2014, 11:25 AM
nice setup...

picked up the new ride a few weeks ago. got a pile of parts to install.
I've been with progressive insurance for a long time. kind of pissed as I insured it the other day. pricing is the same for either the 1000ninja/z1000/zx10r. how does that make sense? and it's $50 more/yr than my old zx6r.
clearly they only look at displacement and not what the bike actually is.. oh well..