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About tktplz

  • Birthday 07/06/1959

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  1. I'm just happy that if need be I can ride 200 miles with no worries. I have friends with Gen 1 and 2 VMaxes that are on fumes at 100 miles. Heck, I used to ride a Gen 1. Look at the new Suzuki GS1100. Has a 3.8-gallon tank. Who designed that? Used to looking at 100-120 miles and more gas so 200 miles is easy to me now. Now if you want to think of this bike in FUN per gallon. Now you are on the right track.
  2. And easy to do. I do it all the time. Back in the old days....funny hearing me say that but anyway, back in the old days we would only disassemble 1 side of a drum brake system. That way you had 1 side to look at to put the side you took apart back together. That's why I use the camera so much now, even at work. It's so easy nowadays.
  3. Denver just legalized psilocybin mushrooms yesterday.
  4. In a size 180, they have a heavy duty carcass and a regular carcass. The heavy-duty carcass is about 20 bucks more. The heavy duty is called A-Spec and is a 2 ply carcass
  5. Well at my current rate of 5,000 miles a year, that makes my bike last another 15 years till I hit 80,000. I'm sure I'll ride more after retirement, 5 years and 2 months.....not that I'm counting.......
  6. No, I haven't gone away. I have 2 meets in Arkansas this spring and after that, I'll move forward on the front and rear suspension. I'll have time to take it apart then before Fall events.
  7. Looks good and very reflective in fact! me likey!
  8. OK, betoney, I just ordered a 180 Angel GT for the rear. On your saying you're getting 9,000 miles out of a rear. I can tell by your riding style it's close to mine. So if I can get 6,000 miles out of a rear that's a riding season for me. @ 164 bucks to my door, I'm in. And that meaning it should be at my place by the end of this week. I was just using el-cheapo Conti_Motion rears for 98 bucks and hoping to get 3,500 to 4,000 miles from them till I needed a new front then start with a fresh set but thought about it and I'll start trying out high mileage sport tour tires to see how they do. My tire changer guy went up to 45 bucks a tire to mount and balance. I see a Gen-Mar tire changer in my future. So the Angel GT is my first choice on your referral there, betoney. PLUS I had 20 bucks in Revzilla CASH!!!!! Down to 144 bucks..... Just to let you know there was a lot of back and forth between the PR 5 and the Anget GT.
  9. I don't know about you Moses but WOW! we're cool kids!!!!! I finally made it! 😀 WE finally made it!!!!
  10. This came in my email this morning from Revzilla; First look: 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC - RevZilla WWW.REVZILLA.COM “The ultimate motorcycle," says Triumph.
  11. I remember back in the early 2000's when Triumph came out with the Rocket as a VMax killer. Well, it wasn't close but at least it was a try. Kinda like the V-Rod. Then Yamaha came out with the Gen 2 VMax in 2009. I never took to the new design of the VMax. I had 3 Gen 1's but never a Gen 2. The Rocket is a muscular looking bike, I like it. At this point in my life, at half the cost of my lake house, I'll never own 1 but who says ya can't look? Becoming the seasoned citizen that I am I sold the 150-170 MPH bike, ZX11 for the nice light-weight FJ09. Still has a killer power to weight ratio to ham-fist it up to 100-110 MPH and that's good enough for me now.
  12. Hey FJ_Junkie, the Corbin seat for the FJ09 appears to be shaped completely different than the passenger section for the FZ6. Might this work for you. I ride solo and the Seargent front seat works great for me. I never changed the rear section but Seargent does make a pillon seat for the FJ09, also the make a backrest, see here; Sargent Seats - Yamaha - FJ09 / MJ09 WWW.SARGENTCYCLE.COM
  13. I like the cut out in the center of the seat under the boys. Being in the 60-year-old range..... let us just say, gravity works, Ha!
  14. I think I remember in a post a while back the actual case cover and gasket weren't that much. Like 110.00 to 130.00. Don't quote me on those prices. You'd have to look it up. It wasn't too bad as I remember.