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by William
Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: More comfortable hand grips.
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

More comfortable hand grips.

My 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R Ninja is fairly comfortable, considering it's my first supersport. However, I tend to get tingling and achy hands after riding a while due to the weight my hands are supporting. Does anyone have any experience with better hand grips? Preferably having a larger outside diamete...
by William
Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: ZX-14R tires.
Replies: 0
Views: 1045

ZX-14R tires.

It's been quite a while since I've been on here, close to 3 years. Since then, I've bought 2 bikes, trading my FJR on the second one back in April, a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R Ninja. I now have 3 bikes. The Ninja came with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20F E (front) and S20R E (rear). I now have a bit ...
by William
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2013 Honda CB1100 Naked: Voted Awesome
Replies: 25
Views: 15578

Re: This Week - 2013 Honda CB1100 Naked: Vote & Discuss

I like it. I liked the air-cooled inline fours before I even owned my first motorcycle. If they bring it here, I might even sell my '82 Suzuki GS1100GL so I can have the downpayent to buy one.
by William
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Anybody have success plugging a METZLER tire?
Replies: 12
Views: 6747

Re: Anybody have success plugging a METZLER tire?

Bill. Did you read the initial post? Okay, I'm assuming you are talking to me, even though my name is not Bill... Although I did fail to mention it, I have had to plug holes in Metzler tires, as well as other brands. I was no less successful with plugging Metzler when compared with any other brand....
by William
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

Well, at least your response (or was it the lack of one?) proves that you can't show where I pulled a 180... No, he just finally realised what the concept of "mud wrestling with a pig" really means. :wink: Oh yea? So much so that he saw the need to discuss this by sending me a PM? :D You know, I'm ...
by William
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Anybody have success plugging a METZLER tire?
Replies: 12
Views: 6747

Re: Anybody have success plugging a METZLER tire?

I always carry a plug kit with me. I use the soft self-vulcanizing plugs, and have done so with great success overall. Never had a tire come apart on a bike as a result. Car tires are different because they have separate plies for the sidewall and tread. They tend to come apart where the tread and s...
by William
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

Well, at least your response (or was it the lack of one?) proves that you can't show where I pulled a 180...
by William
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

HYPERR said: "that's subjective. Depends on the rider." "they come with POS shocks" UNQUOTE The first line I quoted is very true, and very much what I was saying. As far as the second line I quoted, I can't specifically say if that is true or not. HOWEVER, I have no reason to doubt it. The reason wh...
by William
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

"you then pulled a 180 and proceeded to compare sportbikes to cruisers". NO I DID NOT. Show me. The only thing I said after that where I mentioned a sportbike and a cruiser (Harley) was followed up by this statement "Certainly a departure from the norm, but it still proves my point: Comfort is based...
by William
Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

Ummmm, no. I CLEARLY said: "By the way, my point of all this is NOT to compare apples to oranges. It is to make a point about comfort being based on individual rider perception. So just because it's a Harley, that doesn't mean all riders will think it's more comfortable." Why is that so hard to unde...
by William
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

HYPERR makes a good point about comfort. Not every Harley has the comfort of the bigger Harleys. Plus, let me add that the perception of comfort varies widely according to the individual. Here's an example: I know a guy who is in his early 40s that has been riding bikes since he was in high school. ...
by William
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

Another thing to keep in mind about the metric bikes is how the value of the dollar affects the price. The dollar being worth less has definitely affected the price of the metric bikes. If the dollar was worth more when compared to the currency of the countries that make metric motorcycles, the pric...
by William
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

Yes, it does say cruisers. I read that, although by the time I read the other posts, I had forgotten the exact content of the first post. As a result, I did get somewhat off topic, since my FJR isn't a cruiser. But then again, I did make comments about metric bikes that are directly comparable to Ha...
by William
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

First off, there was well over HALF my post where no mention was made of my FJR and it's attributes, and where I DID NOT compare my FJR to anything. In fact, if I counted correctly, there were 13 lines of my post where I mentioned the name FJR, FJR1300, or something about my FJR. There were 22 lines...
by William
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

Read again. Unless I just happened to word it wrong, I wasn't comparing my FJR to a touring bike. Unless I'm missing something, I NEVER compared my FJR to a Harley (or any other) touring bike. I was comparing based on price, and what I got for that price, versus what you get for a Harley for that pr...
by William
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Your First Bike: New or Used
Replies: 49
Views: 25254

Re: Your First Bike: New or Used

My first bike was a '98 Kawasaki KLR250 dual-sport that I bought new in the crate as a leftover model in 2001. The original MSRP was $4500, and I paid $3000. Plus it was still covered by the factory warranty.
by William
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 23736

Re: Metric vs. American,

When discussing the price of a bike, remember that with a Harley, it's hard to find a dealer that will sell one for MSRP or less. With any of the other brands, it's not hard to get one for below MSRP. So comparing just the MSRP of a Harley to the other brands does NOT tell the whole story. With the ...
by William
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Honda ST1300p
Replies: 5
Views: 8688

Re: Honda ST1300p

I know this is an old topic, but I figured I would give my thoughts. I had an '03 ST1300 for 5 years, and now have an '08 FJR1300. The ST1300 is a great bike, but my FJR is better overall. The ST1300 does tend to have a bit of high speed instability. There tends to be a small amount of headshake abo...
by William
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: FJR1300 aftermarket exhaust
Replies: 1
Views: 1895

FJR1300 aftermarket exhaust

I've been pricing aftermarket exhausts for my '08 FJR1300. There's a Muzzys 4-2-1 full exhaust out there. It's 20 pounds less, increases HP by 7 and torque by 3 ft/lbs (with no other modifications), and it costs about $740 for aluminum (p/n 1016-00084) and $830 for stainless (p/n 1016-00085). The pr...
by William
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: FJR 1000 Mile Ride Report!
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

According to the milage display, if I ride according to the speed limit, I can easily get a rolling average of 42 MPG. However, with the addictive power this bike has, it's hard to stay off the throttle. It does average a little better than my Honda ST1300 did, despite having more power. The instant...