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post #1156 of 1170 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 08:44 AM
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Ok to be fair I made it sound like all the "relaxed" pace stuff was bad.. It was actually fantastic.. I mean the whole trip was about the ride and I didn't really want 1600 miles of knee dragging.. It was nice to be able to take a relaxing trip, see new things, enjoy the ride and be able to do the whole thing without going bankrupt because of the $3.95/gal gas prices at the time.

For as impressive as it was for a first long trip.. My girlfriend should get all the props.. To ride pillion in the legendary comforts of a sportbike for that long.. And the fact that she's looking forward to doing it again this year..

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Oh and despite the comfortable stock ergos of the bike and fur we were still needing to stop every 100 miles.. I love fully adjustable front and rear suspension too.. you can setup for touring, for carving, 2 up, solo.. That's why I chose this bike. It's not a jaw dropping GSXR or RR, its not a goldwing or even an FJR.. But it does do the things those bikes do overall pretty well.
i probably would be better off with a more "do it all" kind bike like the YZF for the kinda riding i do, but i'm pretty puny so i wanted something light that i could back up easily. that and i've always dreamed of having something like the GSXR since before i started riding
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for sure.. This is my first bike so I figured I'd start out on something more forgiving. It definately is heavier than any current generation 600 but that has been an advantage when riding in a crosswind. (which my work commute is pure North-South)

When fully dressed with luggage and pillion I would get asked if it was a BMW.. I usually respond.. "Nope.. its a Yamaha.. My bike isn't that ugly."

Maybe if I get molded hard side bags I can call it an "FJR 600r"

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Hey Armith,

Thanks for the ride report. You should thank God you have a wife that LIKES to ride with you long distances, that is definitely a blessing! If you like the YFZ, keep it. I have a "sporttouring" bike, and it's a sled. Thanks for sharing, be safe,

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post #1160 of 1170 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 04:35 PM
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I lost my job Friday so the bike is up HAS to go...

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I lost my job Friday so the bike is up HAS to go...

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sorry to hear about that..good luck

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post #1163 of 1170 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 03:50 PM
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HELLO..Hello...hello... Is anyone out there..

No bike talk, no sports talk, no bs?? I get it.. Everyone's out riding thats why.

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post #1164 of 1170 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 03:56 PM
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Or, are we eating PIE?

[QUOTE=RHeb1026;3912296]Just take it slow, be safe, and ride at a pace which you feel comfortable. You'll get used to it fairly quickly, I've never volunteered to go buy milk for mom so much[/QUOTE]


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post #1165 of 1170 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 05:27 PM
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I lost my job... Anyone know who is hiring around wichita KS??? A lot of the people that are unemployed here got laid off from aircraft industry, including me. I don't have many bills, just car and insurance. Still living with my parents so I got it made, for the most part.
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post #1166 of 1170 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 04:47 PM
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ouch.. how unlucky and lucky at the same time... For me, mortgage, utilities, family, car, student loans, insurance.. If I lose my job my ass is making a run for the border!! After all, Mexico is where all the jobs are going anyway right?

Oh wait, thats right the mexican government won't let you work in their country without papers and/or green card.. huh..Go figure..

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hey yall

my 2006 R6 is for sale
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email me if you are interested or know someone who is...i'm on this board very rarely

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here it is in the for sale section

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I'm looking for A REAL MAN who might like to hook up and ride. I'm in Wilmerding Pa, I've got a yamaha but I prefer to ride on the back if you're ready for this, email me.
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i've been pretty busy with school, finally finish up my finals on tuesday (3 of 5 done already, woo! ). i've still been able to put quite a few miles on though, trying to finish off the BT016s so i can throw the new Pilot Road 2's on. i'm pretty excited about them, i've read lots of great stuff about them. burnouts are not an option for finishing the rear off though, i'm too cheap for that.

i'm supposed to start back to work next week so i'll have a little money to play with. i have a few things in mind i've been wanting to buy.

how 'bout dem Pens though???
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