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« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2010, 05:15:00 pm »




In that case Jay Leno must have multiple personality disorders.   Bigsmile




Don't we all wish we were a little crazy like that. He once said that he was a founding member of the more money than brains club. But, it sure beats just watching your bank balance grow.
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« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2010, 04:06:24 pm »




I suspect that I'm in the same camp as the OP.

Looking for justification is often part of the process. But, owning two bikes that you want to do the same thing is the hurdle; at least it is for me. And then there are issues about garage space. But most importantly, it's about dividing your time and interest between different bikes. Most of us understand that really getting to know one bike can be a challenge. Getting to know two bikes well is twice the challenge. I've never found a bike to replace my FJR. But I keep giving those Gixxers a sideways glance and wondering, what if...




I was doing the same thing (only a CBR instead of a GSXR). I got the F4i in may, and as the summer went on, I found myself riding the FJR less and less. After my trip to MI on the F4i in July (thanks mostly to a leaking fork seal on the FJR that I couldn't get the parts for in time for the trip) I quickly reached the point where I was only riding the FJR when I was riding with my Dad (which meant I wanted the CB so I could talk to him).

If I figure out how to mount my J&M on the F4i...

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« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2014, 10:14:48 am »

I love this setup. How have you been holding up touring with the GSXR? I want to start touring with my 2003 GSXR 1000 as well.
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« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2014, 05:42:42 pm »

I'm not the OP but, All good on the Touring GSXR-1000 front. I totaled my beloved 06 when i went deer hunting with it, BadDad 1! deer-0.... Replaced it with a 2011 GSXR-1000, a lil more racey than the 06. I run it with the pegs in there lowest position and put Heli Bars on this time around. I also added Heavy HVMP bar ends as the new bike is a lil buzzy at higher sppeds. Otherwise use the same Ventura system and tankbag as on the last Gixxer. Took it on a 14 day, 17 state tour last year...all good. This year its a 14 dayer out to Glacier and around the west.

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« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2014, 06:03:00 pm »

I know that this is an old thread but I want to post.
Last year my 2 Brothers and Jim (74 years old) came out to Colorado for our last 3-Brothers' MC tour (had 6 tours in the 90's).
Anyway, Jim, has kitted a 2001 R1 for long distant traveling.  He added tubular handlebars and made his own cables and brake lines.  He rode this Bike with his Buddies out of KC, KS 1524 miles in 24 hours-Saddle Sore event.  It was on his 'Bucket List'.
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