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by Toyuzu
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Longevity and reliability, motorcycle vs. cage
Replies: 19
Views: 5240

Re: Longevity and reliability, motorcycle vs. cage

My thoughts exactly Buzz. Now I just need to find a fleet of motorcycles suitable for my whole family. :lol:
by Toyuzu
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Longevity and reliability, motorcycle vs. cage
Replies: 19
Views: 5240

Longevity and reliability, motorcycle vs. cage

Since the vast majority of "cages" tend to accumulate far more miles than the average motorcycle, this view may seem a little skewed, but here is my observation. I have been riding motorcycles for about 15 years, and I've owned 8 of them, all Japanese makes. Since moving to Alaska, for obvious reaso...
by Toyuzu
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5424
Views: 603768

Re: What did you do today...

I RODE to work, worked, then RODE home. :wink: Does this mean the snow is gone? I also rode to work and back....in the rain. Yes, for the moment. I rode today in the rain too, and had the opportunity to try out my new rain gear for the first time. It turns out they only make rain gear for people wi...
by Toyuzu
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5424
Views: 603768

Re: What did you do today...

I RODE to work, worked, then RODE home. :wink:
by Toyuzu
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New here, from CA
Replies: 4
Views: 2241

Re: New here, from CA

Welcome to TMW Bayan! You are getting started the right way. The MSF safety course is a good one and will give you a good foundation on the basics to get you started. As for a good naked bike - I normally advise first-time riders to pick something used as a first bike, that way if you dicide pretty ...
by Toyuzu
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: mileage questions for all (esp. wrider)
Replies: 17
Views: 3856

Re: mileage questions for all (esp. wrider)

The worst I ever got was 32 MPG on my old '80 Yamaha XS 1100, on a trip where the throttle was open - a lot. The best was on my 84 Yamaha FJ 600 while on a long ride (700+ miles in one day) while crossing multiple high-altitude mountain passes. For some strange reason, the thing seemed to like altit...
by Toyuzu
Mon May 31, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Breaking the ice in Alaska!
Replies: 5
Views: 4874

Re: Breaking the ice in Alaska!

Very nice pics but if I want to see snow I just have to wait a few more months and winter will be upon me. When I take a vacation its down south not up north... You truely don't know what you are missing. Matt is BACK and he's bulked up since we've last seen him. Welcome home buddy. Enjoy that CX. ...
by Toyuzu
Mon May 31, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Breaking the ice in Alaska!
Replies: 5
Views: 4874

Breaking the ice in Alaska!

Okay, most of the ice is gone and I've already been commuting on the bike for about a month now, but I just had my first weekend ride for fun and thought I'd share with all of you! I live in Alaska, which is both inhospitable toward motorcycles in winter, and quite possibly the single most sought-af...
by Toyuzu
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy from MN
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

Welcome! This is great place to hang out when you're not riding. 8)
by Toyuzu
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: I'm back....
Replies: 15
Views: 3942

It's still on the ride list however. Don't be a stranger! Cheers, High_Side Great! I'll hold you to it! I've already done a couple of good rides, and I can show you some incredible sights. Just let me know when you're coming. I'll have my wife cook something good, and the CX will be gassed up and r...
by Toyuzu
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Troubleshoot Speedometer Light Bulb
Replies: 1
Views: 3870

A lightbulb is a pretty simple repair. Most likely, the bulb is just burrned out. Replacing it will not effect your gauge. Just trace the wires going into the speedo, and there should be something there you can unscrew or pull loose to get to the bulb. Once you get it out, save it and take it in to ...
by Toyuzu
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First ride to bring my new (big) bike home ... advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 10884

Well, you've got some good advice here. One thing I'll say - riding a motorcycle is a calculated risk. You have to know and understand what's involved before you can make that calculation though. Some people in your position could make the ride with no problems, and want more after the first 100 mil...
by Toyuzu
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First RIDE! :)
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

Congrats Zeligman! You'll always remember that first ride. Nothing like it in the world. 8)
by Toyuzu
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: I'm back....
Replies: 15
Views: 3942

Dean - thanks for the tip, I'll check it out! Skier - My wife keeps telling me how warm and dry it's been this year back home. It's driving me nuts because I'm missing one of the best riding seasons in AK in a LONG time. Last summer is was cold - there were only three days the whole year that the te...
by Toyuzu
Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: I'm back....
Replies: 15
Views: 3942

Thanks skier, Has WA been giving you enough rain-free days for riding letely?
by Toyuzu
Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: I'm back....
Replies: 15
Views: 3942

Welcome back! Nice to see you here again. How are you handling the heat and the sand? Well, the sand is okay, except when the wind picks it up and tries to force it into my lungs. :lol: We get some pretty nasty sandstorms over here. The heat isn't bad though, especially compared to Iraq. I'm on a F...
by Toyuzu
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Check this old relic 1972 Kawi 100.
Replies: 15
Views: 3143

Dang government computers...can't see the pics. :frusty: Oh, well. Any old bike is worth keeping if you ask me, if for no other reason than to supply parts for someone's project someday. If the engine turned over, grab that thing up and start tinkering. It'll give you something to mess with when the...
by Toyuzu
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Back after a year...
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

Great bike choice - ride safe and enjoy it!
by Toyuzu
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Missouri.
Replies: 7
Views: 2463

Welcome back, John. I hope your re-entry to riding goes well and that you have time to put plenty of miles on whichever of those two steeds you decide to go with. 8)
by Toyuzu
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: I'm back....
Replies: 15
Views: 3942

Welcome back! I remember I saw a few posts by you when I first joined the board in fall of 07 but ya disappeared on me. Anyway, yeah Alaska is beautiful. I went up there on a family vacation the summer I turned 16 (2002 I think), and have vowed that I would return. I'd still love to move up there, ...