I can't help myself!
Posted March 02, 2005 - 08:29 PM
I finally broke down and bought a 05 Wr450F and a Honda 50 for my son so we could ride together. I promised myself and my wife I would not spend any extra money on the new bike. Did the free mods and felt very good about the bike. Went to my local Yamaha dealer today for a Oil filter. It turns out a old friend is the Parts Manager. I left with a full FMF Factory 4 system anodized blue, Quiet core insert, Scotts Stabilizer, Cr High bend bars, Upper triple clamp, Grips. I can't ever walk away from a good deal. I'm an addict when it comes to M/C's, please help me!
Have any of you used or looked at the FMF Factory 4 system? It was very pricey, retail for around $699.00, I paid allot less of course. But even with a large discount it still was bucks. I'm just guessing I will have to re-jet at this point. Will the J/D jet kit work for me with this set up? Will a fuel injection guy with limited knowledge on carbs be able to complete the re-jet?
Sorry about all the questions jammed in the post. I have got allot of great info from this site. Thanks Guys.
Posted March 02, 2005 - 09:01 PM
I know what you mean about goodies!
I just got my Rocky Mountain rebate check in the mail for $213.76 or 5% of last years purchases. The shocker of it all is that I spent $4,275.20 with Rocky Mountain last year. And that does not include Ironman sprockets & chains, Tera-flex tires and a full set of spare wheels with Talon hubs that they dont sell!
I feel your pain!
Posted March 03, 2005 - 09:31 AM
Posted March 03, 2005 - 10:52 AM
Posted March 03, 2005 - 04:31 PM
On the goodies I promised my wife the same thing, then proceeded to buy hand guards, exhaust inserts, dual sport items, etc. Got to look good bouncing off of tree trunks. Anyway, Yamaha makes great durable motorcycles and you should have a very satisfying first-time owner’s experience. Just don’t suck that Honda 50 up your FMF on the trail and your wife stay happy
Posted March 03, 2005 - 04:35 PM
Have fun with all the new goodies. Has your boy ridden his 50 yet?
Posted March 03, 2005 - 04:52 PM
Posted March 03, 2005 - 05:29 PM
A boy and his dad and their bikes. It's a beautiful thing.
We took the bikes out to Ocotillo Wells Last week. The boy and I just putt around together. I'm going on a boys trip at theend of the month to do some serious riding. This was a pic of my boy and me on our new bikes.
As a preemptive strike, you may want to send your wife some flowers "for no reason."
Posted March 03, 2005 - 05:34 PM
On a different note, I have really appreciated Indy's insight and knowledge about the different aspects of these bikes. I just scrolled over to the Rock Mountain web site to see what he was talking about. I have never in my life seen that cash flash out of my wallet and into someone elses hands so quickly. Do they just have about every accessory in the world or what? The IMS superstock foot pegs just seemed like a must have. The stainless brake lines. The ARC clothing looked pretty trick as well, and the price is right. The cross country tool pack for $20 bones. The tusk tools were so cheap, who cares if they don't last. Maybe I can just have part of my check just direct deposited to them from now on.
Posted March 06, 2005 - 08:03 PM
Posted March 07, 2005 - 03:46 AM
Red, That pic is classic. I have three boys, and I love to ride with them. They are all less than 10yrs old, so I do lots of putting around. The time that we spend together though, is what truly brings me joy. I am only 32, so I have a difficult time being the "mature" rider. The inner child in me just begs to leap out when I am on the bike, but the "dad" in me has to show them how to ride responsibly.
Don't worry. In about 3 years you will be struggling to keep up.