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  1. Run up to 120 MPH and see what happens on the way.........
  2. I'm still laughing my azz off on the pretense of "Mounting my bike". 😂🤣😂🤣
  3. I have used this company on eBay for years with zero problems. Great sealed AGM battery and at 37.90 and you change it out every 4th year it's 10 bucks a year. That's 79 cents a month. Fits the stock spot perfectly , sealed AGM Battery means No Problem to lie on it's side just like stock. Write the date you get it on the side with a sharpie. They warranty 18 months. I just buy another at 4 years and have used them since 2007 or so. Batteries for the bike, riding lawn mower, Yamaha ZUMA. They work at a reasonable price. YMMV. YTZ10S-BS High Performance - Maintenance Free - Sealed AGM Motorcycle Battery Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for...
  4. I moved back home, NW Louisiana in the spring of 2007 when I was 47. Now I'm 60 and I've found I didn't move far enough south. At 60 I don't ride in temps less than my age. If it's under 60 I have lost the urge. I'm like a few of the older guys here. I ride for fun......not out of necessity. I do get to ride all winter except a few weeks of cold snaps. Still there is no salt on the roads here for sure. Even in Louisiana I put heated grips on my '15 FJ, and use them! Insurance made me buy the FJ instead of at the time FZ designation. To State Farm, FZ means hooligan and FJ means Sport Touring. FZ09 = $250 and FZ10 meant $327 every 6 months. FJ = $73 every 6 months. The MT10 does look like fun!!!! 😁 I'm lucky to get 3,500 to 4,000 miles out of a rear tire with the FJ. Hate to see how many I'd go through with that. Might have to change my stock portfolio, WOOT!
  5. Mellow, I've been using the Roadsmart II's . You can get a front and rear for the price of a rear Roadsmart III. Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II Rear Motorcycle Tire | Tires and Wheels | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC *The Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II is a re-emergence of the... Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II Front Motorcycle Tire | Tires and Wheels | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC *The Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II is a re-emergence of the... They are making them again, new stock, not old stock. I'm hard on tires and I get the same mileage from these as Angel GT's.
  6. So.......Ninja 1000? What's next??????
  7. Looks good! I have the front and rear off mine getting new shoes. Plus a new chain, sprockets. The stock chain seems like every trip your adjusting the chain, even during a 1,500 to 2000 mile trip. Going to an X-Ring like I had on the ZX11 and the ZRX1100. Adjust the chain every 6 to 10 thousand miles. Of course that was a 530 chain but this bike isn't pushing 145-150 RWHP either. Hoping for good results. I have 11,000 + on this chain and I can just detect a tight spot along the chain. Glad you got in a Christmas eve ride! Beautiful tree too!
  8. Glad to hear. I am newer than you to this journey so nice to know mileage and trouble free operation, I hope, I hope, is on my side so to speak. Plan to have this bike till retirement, 4.5 to 7.3 years. Sounds like a good bet!
  9. STOP......isn't that what you put in your phone to stop......
  10. Yes Ducati does make pieces of art as well as nicely done motorcycles. Aprilia Tuonos do the same thing to me. Doesn't matter, early V Twins to now a monster V-4 and still in the 400 something pound weight. Just does something inside, ya-know?
  11. I had the same problem with this bike. Asked the boss, my friends, techs at work to talk me out of it. I already had a ZRX1100 i didn't need another 1100. BUT I wanted it........and dang it I bought it. Rode it like a stole it for 7 years and sold it. Great bike for something that zips right up to 150 MPH. Ole mans crotch rocked with handle bars. Yes those are handle bars on the ZX11 Ninja. My sport tourer before I wanted something lighter, in walks the FJ.
  12. I will miss your ideas and riding experiences. Sitting here thinking about it. I just turned 60.......I hope to ride till 80. That's 20 more years. WOW! what you've done is quite the accomplishment. I wouldn't say I'm going from a Tracer to slippers........maybe Tracer to Lawn Tractor, HA! Take care, you shall be missed! ☕
  13. I got 3,600 to the cords on my ZX11 Ninja keeping up with Gen2 VMaxes coming out of corners and zipping up to 150-160 on the straights. That hard acceleration on the straights wore it right thru the center of the tire. Looked for the pix of it right quick but don't see 'em. Off to work now......
  14. If that's the case I'm at 3,791 miles right now so probably won't get 4,500 miles maybe call it 4,000 even. As you can see I wasn't too hard on it. The tread left along the sides isn't turned back. You can see I wasn't dogging it out of the corners. Been trying to be smoother instead of sliding the tire as much. Hope to get the slipper clutch parts from Yamaha this winter. That will help allot. I have learned over the last 5 years or so getting from 55 to 60 that it's my riding style that is so hard on the tires. Trying to change but at this age it's a bit mute I think, LOL! But hey I will try to adapt. I Must Assimilate, Resistance is Futile, HA! I use the 2nd trip meter for the tire mileage gauge at this point. Used it for the oil change till I started trying out different tires. Betoney, still not happy with the engine breaking on 2nd gear. I'm getting used to 3rd and 4th but 2nd it still acts like a carburated bike that is lean. You know how a carburatored bike hangs high on the idle when you rev it up? When you get the bike up past 7,000 rpms or so it doesn't have much engine braking to be on and off the throttle without brakes at all. I'm putting on a chain this winter. If I go up 2 teeth in the rear do I need to add more links than the 110 standard? Hoping the change in gearing and will help with the 2nd gear engine braking I want and using 2nd on tight 25 to 35 mph up hill tight axx curves instead of 1st. Getting the nicest X-Ring chain and good sprockets so I'm not adjusting the chain every 1,000 miles like stock stuff. Good chain = adj. once every 10 to 12,000 miles. Learned that on my 1100 Kawasaki's. I don't go that much over 100 anymore so I don't think I'll notice a difference in my top end any. I don't get close to it. I find myself running 2, 3 and 4th mostly then shift easy into 5th and 6th out on a straight and putt around 75 mph. my standard speed. I just seem to go 75. Don't know why but when I look down and I'm just droning along it's 75 or so mph. Anyway, chain length 110 OK?
  15. Mike, I just got the RS IIs online front and back to my door for $161.76. $95 for the rear and $67 for the front. Bought 2 sets and born on date of 11th week, 2019. Maybe Dunlop is making more of them to continue this line also. For the price they are hard to turn down. I ran these on my ZX11 and ZRX1100 and got 3500 miles from the rears. Hope to get more with a lighter bike with less HP. Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II Rear Motorcycle Tire | Tires and Wheels | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC *The Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II is a re-emergence of the... Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II Front Motorcycle Tire | Tires and Wheels | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC *The Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II is a re-emergence of the...
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