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Mish mash => Open Forum => Topic started by: twowheeladdict on February 05, 2015, 01:27:28 pm

Title: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on February 05, 2015, 01:27:28 pm
He hasn't been on here since last November.  Was wondering what the next iteration of the Connie was going to be.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rhino on February 05, 2015, 01:51:37 pm
Been wondering the same. He's got to have another color by now ;)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on February 05, 2015, 02:53:58 pm
I think he left, currently he is on the other forum. I think I know why he left, but it doesn't really matter I guess.
Brian has left the other one and I'm pretty sure I have as well, unless they make some changes over there sometime soon.
We each have to make decisions based on whether a forum is contributing to our lives or detracting from them.

  :yikes:....Look!, some guy named fartymarty is getting all serious and philosophical on the internet.  :P

OH WAIT! HERE HE IS: http://fartymarty.smugmug.com/Other/COG-National-2014/i-PCWK2B2/0/O/IMG_0493_WHERE_IS_ZG.jpg (http://fartymarty.smugmug.com/Other/COG-National-2014/i-PCWK2B2/0/O/IMG_0493_WHERE_IS_ZG.jpg)

Gumby may have more details he can share.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on February 05, 2015, 05:35:56 pm
When I first got my bike I visited, or should say signed up, and before I had a chance to look around and decide if it was for me or not, I got a private message asking for money.

Oh well,  will just have to imagine what his next color will be.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 05, 2015, 06:27:44 pm
Life is funny. Now what is really funny about this post is that you referenced people leaving 'the other one', and in the near- center, foreground of the very photo you posted a link to is none other than Glenn, the marketing director for 'the other one'.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Yep, personality conflicts. Chet left too (Son of Pappy) when ZG did. Mine was with der fuhrer, et al. (hmmmm, should I capitalize the first letter of fuhrer? I will check in with Miss Manners and get back to everyone on this....).

Hey, there was a best seller by the name of 'You Can't Go Home Again', right?

Marty, want me to have Kirby cheer you up?

Brian

I think he left, currently he is on the other forum. I think I know why he left, but it doesn't really matter I guess.
Brian has left the other one and I'm pretty sure I have as well, unless they make some changes over there sometime soon.
We each have to make decisions based on whether a forum is contributing to our lives or detracting from them.

  :yikes:....Look!, some guy named fartymarty is getting all serious and philosophical on the internet.  :P

OH WAIT! HERE HE IS: [url]http://fartymarty.smugmug.com/Other/COG-National-2014/i-PCWK2B2/0/O/IMG_0493_WHERE_IS_ZG.jpg[/url] ([url]http://fartymarty.smugmug.com/Other/COG-National-2014/i-PCWK2B2/0/O/IMG_0493_WHERE_IS_ZG.jpg[/url])

Gumby may have more details he can share.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on February 05, 2015, 07:04:06 pm
Marty, want me to have Kirby cheer you up?


Thanks for offering Kirby's services.  ;D :thumbs:  I am disappointed, but I'm not depressed. They may change over there, or they may not, as long as one of my bikes starts and runs I should be able to continue on with a smile.  But yeah, I do miss ZG and SOP here. I don't know if anyone there will admit it, but I think you're missed over there as well Brian.

.... and in the near- center, foreground of the very photo you posted a link to is none other than Glenn, the marketing director for 'the other one'.

Don't know the man. (http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg149/autumn59/shrug2.gif)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: stevewfl on February 05, 2015, 08:03:39 pm
some support both forums.  my pet peeve is steering wheels mounted on the wrong side of cars, and neither forum promotes such  ;D

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag175/d4ve87/photobucket_zpsecc0000e.jpg)

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: tomp on February 05, 2015, 09:12:12 pm
some support both forums.  my pet peeve is steering wheels mounted on the wrong side of cars, and neither forum promotes such  ;D

([url]http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag175/d4ve87/photobucket_zpsecc0000e.jpg[/url])


This one does.  I enjoy the humor and thoughts from that side of the pond.   Been a Benny Hill and Monty Python freak for over 4 decades now... tp   www.gtr1400.co.uk (http://www.gtr1400.co.uk)   



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on February 06, 2015, 05:57:11 am
For those that do not know, ZG and Gumby both left for the same silly (IMO) reason. Neither one of them like Max, in fact they both had Max on their ignore list here. When Max was promoted to Admin they left. ZG said that he might come back but Gumby didn't say anything of the sort. I think that Gumby has posted here since though...

Don't get me wrong. I like all three, Gumby, Max, and ZG (notice the alphabetized order  ;) ) and I think that they are great guys. Personally I thought that Max was a very good choice for Admin. Gumby and ZG didn't like the choice so they left.   

To each their own...
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rhino on February 06, 2015, 06:14:19 am
I'm sorry to hear that. With any large group of people there are bound to be people you get along with better than others. But for me, life is way too short to worry about it. I don't know any of them personally but have gotten great advice and entertainment from all of them. I wish they would come back.  :'(
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: 1jeep on February 06, 2015, 06:27:37 am
This happens on every kind of forum...I belong to an atv forum and we had the same issue with one person that started to annoy some by preaching what he felt we should all be doing in life. I still visit both forums as there is lots of info.

Brian...you enjoying this cold and snow in RI? I feel like my bike is getting moved further in the garage behind the snow blower. One shocking thing I have seen at work is a yzf600 parked in the garage for the last 2 weeks, I suspect the person had been riding it to work and maybe abandoned that after that "blizzard"

As for ZG..i have loved checking out his assortment of colors and always wondered what would be next.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on February 06, 2015, 07:24:11 am
some support both forums.  my pet peeve is steering wheels mounted on the wrong side of cars, and neither forum promotes such  ;D

([url]http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag175/d4ve87/photobucket_zpsecc0000e.jpg[/url])


I don't think he is smiling because of the car he is in.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rembrant on February 06, 2015, 08:40:18 am
I still visit both forums, so I didn't even notice that anybody left. ZG put a lot of forum miles on, so it's too bad that he left.

The COG forum has some blatantly arrogant members that I find really annoying.
It's kinda like a cult, except there's half a dozen Reverend Jim Jones...LOL.
I could easily give it up....it's been downright boring since BDF left anyway. :o

This forum is better anyway.

For those that do not know, ZG and Gumby both left for the same silly (IMO) reason. Neither one of them like Max, in fact they both had Max on their ignore list here. 

I didn't even know there was such a thing as an "Ignore List"...LOL. Cool. Not that I'll use it, but I like the idea.

Don't get me wrong. I like all three, Gumby, Max, and ZG (notice the alphabetized order  ;) )

That's a sign of OCD by the way...LOL>
or CDO if you prefer (in alphabetical order ;D :o)

Rem
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rhino on February 06, 2015, 08:52:39 am
I've used both forums and I have no problem with the other forum but I prefer the Wild West with a strong, sword carrying, sheriff forum.  8)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on February 06, 2015, 09:01:17 am
JT, thanks for sending me the link to this over on COG!  :chugbeer:

What's up brutha's n sista's!! All is well with me, yes I still have my ZG and am still finding ways to throw $ at her like she's a dirty stripper working the late night Thursday shift!  ;D :P

True, I haven't been on this forum for awhile, I've made a change in how much forum time I spend online and have been really busy with work and life in general. I have no hate or ill will for this forum, it's all good and so are you folks!
 :grouphug:

I agree with some of the comments about COG, trust me it ain't perfect, but neither is my family, my workplace, or this this forum. If you can weed through the BS stuff there is still some pretty cool things. Like the rally's for one, for those of you that don't go on the COG forum you should at least go there to get the info for this years National rally, you don't have to be a member to go to the rally's. It's gonna be a blast, great location, great roads, great scenery, good folks, and lots n lots of fun night's for an entire week!!
 :chugbeer: :chugbeer:

Take care, be well, and hope to see ya at the National this year! I'll try to stop in over here every now and then to keep you buffoon's in check!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rhino on February 06, 2015, 09:07:43 am
Great to hear to hear from you ZG! Glad hear all is well. We miss your "colorful" posts.  ;D
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 06, 2015, 09:34:02 am
By some, perhaps. I miss some of them too. Then again, I am easy to find.... I am right here!

Brian

Thanks for offering Kirby's services.  ;D :thumbs:  I am disappointed, but I'm not depressed. They may change over there, or they may not, as long as one of my bikes starts and runs I should be able to continue on with a smile.  But yeah, I do miss ZG and SOP here. I don't know if anyone there will admit it, but I think you're missed over there as well Brian.
Don't know the man. ([url]http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg149/autumn59/shrug2.gif[/url])
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 06, 2015, 09:38:02 am
Hey, good to see you here Jay, it has been a while! Great to hear that all is well in your world.

Brian

JT, thanks for sending me the link to this over on COG!  :chugbeer:

What's up brutha's n sista's!! All is well with me, yes I still have my ZG and am still finding ways to throw $ at her like she's a dirty stripper working the late night Thursday shift!  ;D :P

<snip>

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 06, 2015, 10:03:30 am
Yep, loving it! I like winter anyway, it is spring and the deep part of summer that I could do without. Like if April was connected to September, and the next five months were September again, then right back to October and frost overnight with full- blown winter on the way. Ahhhhhh.

Brian

<snip>

Brian...you enjoying this cold and snow in RI? I feel like my bike is getting moved further in the garage behind the snow blower. One shocking thing I have seen at work is a yzf600 parked in the garage for the last 2 weeks, I suspect the person had been riding it to work and maybe abandoned that after that "blizzard"

As for ZG..i have loved checking out his assortment of colors and always wondered what would be next.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 06, 2015, 10:09:05 am
And therein lies the really, really great news: "they" are 'over there' rather than over here, with very few exceptions. And there are not enough of the exceptions to form the pack mentality here so it works out. I mean, if we absolutely have to have schmucks in the world, is it not better that they restrict themselves to one part of that world and avoid the rest of it? And besides, this forum is moderated by decent people who would simply not tolerate what goes on there....

Brian

I still visit both forums, so I didn't even notice that anybody left. ZG put a lot of forum miles on, so it's too bad that he left.

The COG forum has some blatantly arrogant members that I find really annoying.
It's kinda like a cult, except there's half a dozen Reverend Jim Jones...LOL.
I could easily give it up....it's been downright boring since BDF left anyway. :o

This forum is better anyway.

<snip>

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Cold Streak on February 06, 2015, 10:18:17 am
Quote





I don't think he is smiling because of the car he is in.

He'll stop smiling when he realizes how small the back seat is in that car.  Steering wheel location is a minor factor in the car purchase list.   :P
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rembrant on February 06, 2015, 11:31:12 am
And therein lies the really, really great news: "they" are 'over there' rather than over here, with very few exceptions. And there are not enough of the exceptions to form the pack mentality here so it works out.

Ya know, sometimes you have to look up....way up, right to the top, to see the problems. It's rarely the people themselves. Heck, even General Motors might have been a different company had they fired Rick Wagoner a half a decade earlier than when they finally forced him out...lol. A colleague of mine from eastern Europe told me one time, "sometimes...you have to cut a vital limb from your body, let it bleed out, then heal up, and carry on with life and become stronger".

Rem

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 06, 2015, 11:51:03 am
Oh, I did that too- I shook the tree until the everything was rattling from the trunk to the tips of the finest branches. The actual problem is that everything is run by committee, regardless of the Executive Director slot, and of course the committees talk about it, agree to meet again later so they can talk about it some more. In the meantime, petty tyrants are in charge of various facets of the larger group and they go along their merry way being, well, petty tyrants with their little cliques. Just like the second grade school yard, unfortunately. And the very worst of the tyrants seem to be leading the forum, where virtually every single new potential member gets to see their garbage.... and they wonder why they cannot increase their membership. If the inmates are not running the asylum, then they are causing enough havoc to cause lots of members to drop out, and preventing potential new members from joining (actually paying dues) and I cannot blame them; why in the world would anyone financially support a train wreck to keep it going?

Of course someone <could> pick up a paddle and start to steer the canoe but so far, that has not happened.

All of that said, the great majority of the people in that organization are great. And my local area is fantastic. Just like the Soviet Union, there is nothing wrong with the vast population, merely a very few [miss] 'leaders' all up and down the party line.

Brian

Ya know, sometimes you have to look up....way up, right to the top, to see the problems. It's rarely the people themselves. Heck, even General Motors might have been a different company had they fired Rick Wagoner a half a decade earlier than when they finally forced him out...lol. A colleague of mine from eastern Europe told me one time, "sometimes...you have to cut a vital limb from your body, let it bleed out, then heal up, and carry on with life and become stronger".

Rem
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: gPink on February 06, 2015, 11:52:39 am
Ya know, sometimes you have to look up....way up, right to the top, to see the problems. It's rarely the people themselves. Heck, even General Motors might have been a different company had they fired Rick Wagoner a half a decade earlier than when they finally forced him out...lol. A colleague of mine from eastern Europe told me one time, "sometimes...you have to cut a vital limb from your body, let it bleed out, then heal up, and carry on with life and become stronger".

Rem
We good really go places with that but I'll leave it alone and keep it of the Arena.  8)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 06, 2015, 02:25:19 pm
I don't like ZG not being here cause he can take my directed jokes so well.
I try with others, and get crickets. :)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: maxtog on February 06, 2015, 02:49:37 pm
For those that do not know, ZG and Gumby both left for the same silly (IMO) reason. Neither one of them like Max, in fact they both had Max on their ignore list here.

And I liked ZG, chatted with him many times, really had no idea what his issue might have been... never did.  I miss his interesting postings; glad to see he responded to this thread, is well, and hope to see him posting again more regularly!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: tomp on February 06, 2015, 04:38:08 pm
I got a t-shirt from my sister 34 years ago, that says, "It's hard to soar with eagles, when you have to deal with so many turkeys". No longer fit into that shirt, but it helps me stay focused on the fact that our lives can be affected by others in a way we don't need or desire, but have to deal with daily.  I've been here almost a year now, and it is my favorite landing spot on the web.  Joined COG, but for some unexplained reason, I seldomly ever go to the site.  I have enjoyed being with everyone on this site, and hope to never depart. 

OK, I'm ready for any bashing, now....tomp
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 06, 2015, 04:57:10 pm
I'm moving this to Open...
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on February 06, 2015, 07:09:51 pm
Glad to hear all is well ZG.  Post some pics when you get a chance.   8)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on February 06, 2015, 08:52:13 pm
Glad to hear all is well ZG.  Post some pics when you get a chance.   8)


All good TWA!  :chugbeer:

Hmmm... Well I did do a couple things since I last checked in here that I have some pics of.  ;)

I did some basic brake caliper and additional lighting upgrades around Christmas time, and just the other week upgraded my Zumo 660 to the new Zumo 590 that comes equipped with Pandora amongst a bunch of other cool features.  :)

2015 Connie tinted front brake and clutch reservoirs, 2015 ZX14R Anniversary Model front and rear gold calipers, and PIAA 1100 LED lights using the PCA mounts...


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Hope these work for ya for entertainment!  :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Deziner on February 06, 2015, 09:23:48 pm
Nicely done!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Gsun on February 06, 2015, 10:38:30 pm
The pic ho is back!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Jay on February 07, 2015, 05:03:03 am
Glad to hear all is well ZG.  Post some pics when you get a chance.   8)

Now you've done it.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on February 07, 2015, 05:32:56 am
I got a t-shirt from my sister 34 years ago, that says, "It's hard to soar with eagles, when you have to deal with so many turkeys". No longer fit into that shirt, but it helps me stay focused on the fact that our lives can be affected by others in a way we don't need or desire, but have to deal with daily.  I've been here almost a year now, and it is my favorite landing spot on the web.  Joined COG, but for some unexplained reason, I seldomly ever go to the site.  I have enjoyed being with everyone on this site, and hope to never depart. 

OK, I'm ready for any bashing, now....tomp

 :grouphug:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on February 07, 2015, 05:33:42 am
Glad to hear all is well ZG.  Post some pics when you get a chance.   8)

Be careful what you ask for...    :rotflmao:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on February 07, 2015, 08:08:34 am
Awesome!  Sometimes I wish I was creative, instead of just buying off the shelf.  Looks like you inspired both the 2014 and 2015 Kawasaki offerings.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: DeansZG on February 07, 2015, 08:37:26 am
   Nicely outfitted ZG! :thumbs:   Do you have any pics of the light pattern w/ the PIAA's on / off?

  Wow, & here I thought I was the only one that had those same thoughts about the "controllers" over on the "official" site!  PM me if you want to know about a phone conversation regarding a certain national rally that turned me sour against the bunch.
   
   Even though they say it's water-under-the-bridge, there's still a lot of bad feelings from the 2 forums turmoil from a few years back & IMO, it STILL CONTROLS THEIR ACTIONS!!!  :(   

  But, that was in the past & life rolls on..... 
 
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: tweeter55 on February 07, 2015, 12:08:47 pm
Now you've done it.
Be careful what you ask for...    :rotflmao:

http://youtu.be/IShUHCGv8aI (http://youtu.be/IShUHCGv8aI)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on February 07, 2015, 03:35:20 pm
[url]http://youtu.be/IShUHCGv8aI[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/IShUHCGv8aI[/url])


 :rotflmao:    ;D :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: B.D.F. on February 07, 2015, 03:43:38 pm
I really like the smoked plastic reservoirs- did you say they were just stock '15 types from Kawi? Very slick....

And what movie is that playing on the little TV in the last photo?

:-)

Brian

All good TWA!  :chugbeer:

Hmmm... Well I did do a couple things since I last checked in here that I have some pics of.  ;)

I did some basic brake caliper and additional lighting upgrades around Christmas time, and just the other week upgraded my Zumo 660 to the new Zumo 590 that comes equipped with Pandora amongst a bunch of other cool features.  :)

2015 Connie tinted front brake and clutch reservoirs,

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Hope these work for ya for entertainment!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: tweeter55 on February 07, 2015, 03:49:24 pm
:rotflmao:    ;D :chugbeer:


Glad you liked it ZG. WeI appreciate all the photos you feed us. Job well done.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: lather on February 07, 2015, 05:43:12 pm
I still visit both forums, so I didn't even notice that anybody left. ZG put a lot of forum miles on, so it's too bad that he left.

The COG forum has some blatantly arrogant members that I find really annoying.
It's kinda like a cult, except there's half a dozen Reverend Jim Jones...LOL.
I could easily give it up....it's been downright boring since BDF left anyway. :o

This forum is better anyway.

I didn't even know there was such a thing as an "Ignore List"...LOL. Cool. Not that I'll use it, but I like the idea.

That's a sign of OCD by the way...LOL>
or CDO if you prefer (in alphabetical order ;D :o)

Rem
:goodpost:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on February 07, 2015, 06:21:12 pm
Do you have any pics of the light pattern w/ the PIAA's on / off?

Sorry DZG, I don't, but when I do I'll post em up for ya, I've been running em on 100% of the time day/night ever since install, I don't plan to ever run with em off...  :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on February 07, 2015, 06:23:05 pm
Glad you liked it ZG. WeI appreciate all the photos you feed us. Job well done.

Thanks bro!  :grouphug: :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on February 07, 2015, 06:31:32 pm
I don't like ZG not being here cause he can take my directed jokes so well.
I try with others, and get crickets. :)

Indeed, I get yer odd bay area humor MP!  ;D
You going to the Nat bro? Not far from you at all, I really hope you can make it!  :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on February 07, 2015, 08:13:08 pm
I really like the smoked plastic reservoirs- did you say they were just stock '15 types from Kawi? Very slick....

Yep, just the stock 15 res's, bolt right up, no modification needed, and actually pretty inexpensive too.  :thumbs: :thumbs:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on February 08, 2015, 03:03:57 pm
Indeed, I get yer odd bay area humor MP!  ;D
You going to the Nat bro? Not far from you at all, I really hope you can make it!  :chugbeer:

I have my cabin at the KOA booked, just trying to work it out with the SO.
We were trying to make it to Oregon again, but I don't think she has enough vacation so I'm hoping to make it to the NAT instead.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: martin_14 on February 10, 2015, 10:48:46 pm
Yep, just the stock 15 res's, bolt right up, no modification needed, and actually pretty inexpensive too.  :thumbs: :thumbs:

right... define "pretty inexpensive"  :o   ;D
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 11, 2015, 04:02:04 am
+1  :)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on February 11, 2015, 11:19:54 am
right... define "pretty inexpensive"  :o   ;D

Compared to Ohlin's suspension, Anniversary edition ZX14 calipers, high quality paint job, the brake and clutch reservoirs are pretty inexpensive.   ???
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: gPink on February 11, 2015, 12:03:39 pm
Compared to Ohlin's suspension, Anniversary edition ZX14 calipers, high quality paint job, the brake and clutch reservoirs are pretty inexpensive.   ???

Ahhh, Zg's 'Theory of Relativity'.  :)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on February 11, 2015, 01:07:58 pm
Just for fun, I looked those up. Not counting ebay finds it looks like it would run around $150.00 or more with shipping etc. No I didn't spend hours on the research, so yeah it could be cheaper. What I did find surprised me in that almost everywhere I checked the 2015 brake reservoir was approx. double the cost of the 2015 clutch reservoir.  Then I checked prices for older models and the reservoirs were identical in price.  Wassup wit dat?  ???
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: gPink on February 11, 2015, 01:15:47 pm
Jay confirmed that price difference when he got them. He couldn't find out why either.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on February 11, 2015, 01:16:22 pm
Just for fun, I looked those up. Not counting ebay finds it looks like it would run around $150.00 or more with shipping etc. No I didn't spend hours on the research, so yeah it could be cheaper. What I did find surprised me in that almost everywhere I checked the 2015 brake reservoir was approx. double the cost of the 2015 clutch reservoir.  Then I checked prices for older models and the reservoirs were identical in price.  Wassup wit dat?  ???

One is on the right and one is on the left of course. You wouldn't expect them to be the same for 2015 would ya?    ;)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on February 11, 2015, 05:16:39 pm
Quote from: fartymarty
What I did find surprised me in that almost everywhere I checked the 2015 brake reservoir was approx. double the cost of the 2015 [older] clutch reservoir.  Wassup wit dat?  ???


Didn't you know?  Making them a different color saves tons and tons of money!!!  That white plastic is just so expensive!


OK, you've lost me max'. I know you were being amusing, but (going by your editing) I think you missed my point?

Oh well, not to worry, here you go..
http://tinyurl.com/max-laugh (http://tinyurl.com/max-laugh)

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: maxtog on February 11, 2015, 06:09:05 pm
OK, you've lost me max'. I know you were being amusing, but (going by your editing) I think you missed my point?


Oh crap, you are right, I totally misread it.  Figures.... sorry about that :)  Imma just zap my post.

Quote
Oh well, not to worry, here you go..
[url]http://tinyurl.com/max-laugh[/url] ([url]http://tinyurl.com/max-laugh[/url])


I liked that part :)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on February 14, 2015, 11:17:18 am
Compared to Ohlin's suspension, Anniversary edition ZX14 calipers, high quality paint job, the brake and clutch reservoirs are pretty inexpensive.   ???

Ahhh, Zg's 'Theory of Relativity'.  :)

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


right... define "pretty inexpensive"  :o   ;D

My cost was only about $100 for the set, which to me was well worth getting rid of those ugly white ones.  :) :chugbeer:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: quickwilly on February 18, 2015, 03:25:54 pm
So Jay,

Did you even ride this past week with all the great weather we're having??  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on February 27, 2015, 12:32:53 pm
So Jay,

Did you even ride this past week with all the great weather we're having??  ::) ::) ::)


Long time no talk bro, hope all is well with you and family, give me a shout sometime so we can go riding!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on May 15, 2015, 10:25:07 pm
I got a new rear trunk, one of those big massive Corbin 70 liter one's, man o man is this thing massive!!  :o

I'm looking forward to having it for my trip to the Nat in June, and mama is loving the comfort it provides with the big backrest and armrests, win win!!  :thumbs: :thumbs:

A very big special thanks to Phil (aka Phil's Rack), he made me a super sano custom setup rails/sliders combo that lines the trunk up with the lines of the side cases and also allows me to slide it back or forward for when I'm running my Corbin smuggler trunk or mama's Corbin back seat...
It's awesome, thanks Phil, you're the best!!  :chugbeer:

Here's some pics... I had it paint matched to my current bodywork, also had them do the bottom in a textured matte black to match the side cases, I like how it turned out.  :)


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Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on May 16, 2015, 04:57:00 am
Super massive is right J!  :o

Does this case make my ass look too big? Um, yes!    ;)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: gPink on May 16, 2015, 05:35:59 am
That trunk will hold two pony kegs and a package of red Solo cups.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on May 16, 2015, 06:21:08 am
Is it still limited to 22 lbs like my GIVI?  Might need to put some wheelie bars on the bike, or stretch the swingarm if you put much weight in there.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: sanmo on May 16, 2015, 08:40:25 am
T. Rex would be very happy with those armrests.  :)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Gigantor on May 16, 2015, 09:02:08 am
Nice looking bike indeed
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on May 16, 2015, 09:18:35 am
Super massive is right J!  :o

Does this case make my ass look too big? Um, yes!    ;)

That trunk will hold two pony kegs and a package of red Solo cups.

Indeed GP & C, indeed!  ;D :chugbeer:

 
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on May 16, 2015, 09:21:56 am
T. Rex would be very happy with those armrests.  :)

Surprisingly they are actually quite comfy, they're more for your elbows or the inside part of the arms and your arms just kinda rest in front, tough to explain in words, maybe I'll try to get mama to put on her bikini and sit on it so I can illustrate better with a pic...  ;) :P


 
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on May 16, 2015, 09:25:49 am
Is it still limited to 22 lbs like my GIVI?  Might need to put some wheelie bars on the bike, or stretch the swingarm if you put much weight in there.

I wouldn't suggest putting too much weight in it, I'll just use it for bulky lighter things like clothes etc on a trip, and keep my heavier items in the side cases. I know there are warnings and weight limits etc, but in 5 years of owning this bike and being on many forums I've yet to see any posts/reports of somebody cracking or breaking the passenger grab rails due to an over loaded trunk...  :-\
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on May 16, 2015, 09:26:49 am
Nice looking bike indeed

Thanks G!  :) :chugbeer:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: mr t on May 16, 2015, 01:34:50 pm
Alex- Did you move to NJ and get a new bike? Maybe see you at Americade? You know where I am.

      Tom Taylor COG#7173
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: sanmo on May 17, 2015, 06:24:57 am
Surprisingly they are actually quite comfy, they're more for your elbows or the inside part of the arms and your arms just kinda rest in front, tough to explain in words, maybe I'll try to get mama to put on her bikini and sit on it so I can illustrate better with a pic...  ;) :P

I get it. Arm-rest for T. Rex and elbow-rest for mamacita and the rest of us mere mortals. Don't hold back on the pics.  ;D
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on May 17, 2015, 06:58:28 am
I get it. Arm-rest for T. Rex and elbow-rest for mamacita and the rest of us mere mortals. Don't hold back on the pics.  ;D

We are talking about ZG here! Holding back on the pics? As if...    ;)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 17, 2015, 07:05:51 am
I wouldn't suggest putting too much weight in it, I'll just use it for bulky lighter things like clothes etc on a trip, and keep my heavier items in the side cases. I know there are warnings and weight limits etc, but in 5 years of owning this bike and being on many forums I've yet to see any posts/reports of somebody cracking or breaking the passenger grab rails due to an over loaded trunk...  :-\

yeah, but nobody was silly enough, or had enough $$ to buy that bigazztrunk., 8) 8)
just kidding...
well, it is a bigazzed trunk... dude.... really?
do the trailer thing like I did... and you can color match it to look cool.... twice as much paint, and no overhanging doppleganger...
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rembrant on May 17, 2015, 08:01:30 am
That trunk will hold two pony kegs and a package of red Solo cups.

LOL, true.

Jays pic reminds me of a C14 owner we met while on a trip back in 2011. We rolled into Winthrop, WA on two 08 C14's, and there was a guy there also on an 08 C14, and he had one of those 30" suitcases mounted on the back...handle on one end, wheels on the other...LOL. That thing looked so big and out of place on there...it was kinda funny.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on May 17, 2015, 08:56:04 am
a C14 owner we met while on a trip back in 2011. We rolled into Winthrop, WA on two 08 C14's, and there was a guy there also on an 08 C14, and he had one of those 30" suitcases mounted on the back...handle on one end, wheels on the other...LOL. That thing looked so big and out of place on there...it was kinda funny.


 :o
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on May 17, 2015, 08:59:13 am
yeah, but nobody was silly enough, or had enough $$ to buy that bigazztrunk., 8) 8)
just kidding...
well, it is a bigazzed trunk... dude.... really?
do the trailer thing like I did... and you can color match it to look cool.... twice as much paint, and no overhanging doppleganger...


Nah, I'd rather not pull a trailer, pulling a trailer with a bike seems like it would be kinda sketch at triple digit speeds or in tight twisties, I'd rather just have a big trunk as I only use it 3 or 4 times a year when bringing extra stuff.  :-\
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conniesaki on May 19, 2015, 10:16:50 pm
I think I see a little room for it to be just a skosh bigger:

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Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on May 20, 2015, 05:00:18 am
I think I see a little room for it be just a skosh bigger:

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Now THAT'S a trunk! I think that you could even stash a body in that thing! Provided that the body was prepared properly first of course...   ;)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 20, 2015, 05:43:16 am
It's really out there isn't it?
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: sanmo on May 20, 2015, 06:12:10 am
I wonder if Corbin tests the safety in a good cross-wind. Handling must be affected even under benign conditions?
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 20, 2015, 06:13:42 am
I'd be scared to put much in it as it might lighten the front end somewhat.  It's bad enough with a loaded case in the normal position.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Cold Streak on May 20, 2015, 07:36:20 am
"These are the voyages of the Star Ship Enterprise, it's five year mission ..."

Warp factor 5 Mr. Sulu!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Jim H on May 20, 2015, 07:42:34 am
JLo would be envious!  LOL  Your girl has back!  LOL
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on May 20, 2015, 07:44:27 am
I think I see a little room for it be just a skosh bigger:

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 :o :o :o :o :o :o   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


The ol Nicki Minaj treatment eh CSK!


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Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 20, 2015, 11:54:34 am

Nah, I'd rather not pull a trailer, pulling a trailer with a bike seems like it would be kinda sketch at triple digit speeds or in tight twisties, I'd rather just have a big trunk as I only use it 3 or 4 times a year when bringing extra stuff.  :-\

while I didn't do two up when I went to the J.C. National last summer, I did travel at tripple digits a few times, and also ran the Scenic Byway on the way home for about 50 miles, due to a major traffic jamup where I decided it would be more fun to ride twisties with the trailer, more than walk my bike along a freeway....

it handled perfect, and truthfully at times provided very controlled off throttle deceleration in a stable manner, when coming into turns hot..
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conniesaki on May 20, 2015, 12:21:46 pm
I'd be scared to put much in it as it might lighten the front end somewhat.  It's bad enough with a loaded case in the normal position.

Keep your right foot hovered over the rear brake pedal ready to apply liberally during surprise wheelies. That'll solve straight ahead wheelies anyway. You're on your own in curves  :o
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 20, 2015, 12:44:46 pm
Probably should attach a dolly wheel to the underside of that case, just in case..
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 16, 2015, 08:24:07 pm
Hi gang!  :chugbeer:
I've got a new 3-color combo set in the works that's almost done...  :cool:




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Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 17, 2015, 09:19:45 am
Hmmmm, I'll do my best to hold my opinions until I see the final product of your latest garage queen.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: salnap on August 17, 2015, 10:40:26 am
love the green, and the blue wheels. would like to see it all together. like the old ninja green/white/blue
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Flat-spot on August 17, 2015, 12:35:17 pm
Good grief, give him just a little time.  You'll be seeing a whole buncha pichers of it!  :rotflmao: :chugbeer: :thumbs:

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=12358.msg183281#msg183281 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=12358.msg183281#msg183281)
http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=16392.msg213321#msg213321 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=16392.msg213321#msg213321)
http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=15284.msg194100#msg194100 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=15284.msg194100#msg194100)
http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=17068.msg209572#msg209572 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=17068.msg209572#msg209572)
http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=13506.msg169809#msg169809 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=13506.msg169809#msg169809)
                                                                         :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 17, 2015, 07:29:43 pm
Looking good.   8)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on August 18, 2015, 04:44:09 am
Hi gang!  :chugbeer:
I've got a new 3-color combo set in the works that's almost done...  :cool:



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Didn't you already have plastic painted green?
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 18, 2015, 06:57:36 am
Didn't you already have plastic painted green?


I sold the green set I did before (everything except the lowers), this time for green is just side case lids, tail sides n center, and reshooting the lowers for perfect match, but yes C it's the same color green as that other set I had.  :)



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 19, 2015, 08:23:15 pm
Getting closer, starting to bring stuff home from the painter, install set for next Thursday/Friday...  :) :chugbeer:



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Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Arata on August 21, 2015, 11:01:47 am
You are putting your painter's kids through college!!!!!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 28, 2015, 12:16:28 pm
Install in progress, should be done later today!  :)   :chugbeer:




(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/827151_zpsgvcup3px.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/827151_zpsgvcup3px.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/827152_zpsnychrv12.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/827152_zpsnychrv12.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2891_zpsdx4pczum.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2891_zpsdx4pczum.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2903_zpsts8bquk7.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2903_zpsts8bquk7.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2899_zpsh1vatxyy.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2899_zpsh1vatxyy.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2901_zpsfg5vzwqc.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2901_zpsfg5vzwqc.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2909_zpswzb4y1pr.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2909_zpswzb4y1pr.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2908_zpsbqbup7zl.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2908_zpsbqbup7zl.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2906_zpsmmkk9ytp.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2906_zpsmmkk9ytp.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5696_zps5uyh4978.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5696_zps5uyh4978.jpg.html)


Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conniesaki on August 28, 2015, 12:43:01 pm
WOW  8)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: tweeter55 on August 28, 2015, 01:37:41 pm
He's baaaaaaack! :hail:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 28, 2015, 02:16:28 pm
Getting closer, install is almost done...  :cool:




(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2912_zpsv7xlvt29.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2912_zpsv7xlvt29.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2913_zpsrf51rcye.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2913_zpsrf51rcye.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2914_zpsddqno4cj.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2914_zpsddqno4cj.jpg.html)



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: B.D.F. on August 28, 2015, 02:17:20 pm
Ya' know Jay, that is going to make it really, really difficult to convince any LEO that it was not you he saw speeding / blowing through a stop sign, etc. I can hear it now: "Honest Officer, it was the other blue, white, green, red and gold bike that you saw do that, not my blue, white, green red and gold bike....".

:-)

Brian

Install in progress, should be done later today!  :)   :chugbeer:



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 28, 2015, 02:20:45 pm
Jay will be too busy washing and polishing his bike to be out riding, so no worries there.
Have you broken 10k yet Jay?
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 28, 2015, 02:45:30 pm
Ya' know Jay, that is going to make it really, really difficult to convince any LEO that it was not you he saw speeding / blowing through a stop sign, etc. I can hear it now: "Honest Officer, it was the other blue, white, green, red and gold bike that you saw do that, not my blue, white, green red and gold bike....".

:-)

Brian


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 28, 2015, 02:46:24 pm
Jay will be too busy washing and polishing his bike to be out riding, so no worries there.
Have you broken 10k yet Jay?


Still probably no where near your miles MP, but a little over 20k...  :(

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on August 28, 2015, 03:36:30 pm
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2891_zpsdx4pczum.jpg) (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2912_zpsv7xlvt29.jpg)



OK, that's better. You scared me for a minute with the temporary placement of the red tank.

Hmmm, can I see it with the white smuggler on there? (I'm sure you have one right?)  ;D



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 28, 2015, 04:15:36 pm

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2923_zpsfnah0xly.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2923_zpsfnah0xly.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2921_zpsqvda5t0g.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2921_zpsqvda5t0g.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2920_zpstdrs3xuo.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2920_zpstdrs3xuo.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2915_zps6wsq1ko3.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2915_zps6wsq1ko3.jpg.html)


Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 28, 2015, 05:56:49 pm
I was worried about the white whale between your legs, but with the techspecs back on it looks way cool.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 28, 2015, 06:37:37 pm
I was worried about the white whale between your legs, but with the techspecs back on it looks way cool.


Agreed MP! I was worried about the same, but I new the Techspec would tie it together with the black badges as well.  :) :chugbeer:



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 28, 2015, 06:38:43 pm
Out in the sun this blue just freakin POPS! Pics don't do it justice...  :-\





(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2925_zpsw7yzdelj.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2925_zpsw7yzdelj.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2926_zpsibo6udkx.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2926_zpsibo6udkx.jpg.html)



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 28, 2015, 06:49:24 pm

My local shop where I buy all my stuff and have my bike serviced just sent me the below pics they took...

Hillsboro Motosport

http://www.motosporthillsboro.com/index.asp (http://www.motosporthillsboro.com/index.asp)


Great group of folks there that do quality work!!  :thumbs: :thumbs:



(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2928_zps87teiatg.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2928_zps87teiatg.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/11918946_10153586602281738_2186489342382641967_n_zpssztbcbnx.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/11918946_10153586602281738_2186489342382641967_n_zpssztbcbnx.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/11921765_10153586602231738_5171964722665084161_n_zpsrv4w5fxu.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/11921765_10153586602231738_5171964722665084161_n_zpsrv4w5fxu.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/11885167_10153586602111738_1480147228854143990_n_zpsioet1luf.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/11885167_10153586602111738_1480147228854143990_n_zpsioet1luf.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/11923564_10153586602126738_5317213388402530382_n_zps7vuhju4o.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/11923564_10153586602126738_5317213388402530382_n_zps7vuhju4o.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/11219603_10153586602226738_5322013090051765117_n_zpsleppvawn.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/11219603_10153586602226738_5322013090051765117_n_zpsleppvawn.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/11062316_10153586602276738_2176930276867023004_n_zpsacec45u0.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/11062316_10153586602276738_2176930276867023004_n_zpsacec45u0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 28, 2015, 06:53:20 pm
Hmmm, can I see it with the white smuggler on there? (I'm sure you have one right?)  ;D


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conniesaki on August 28, 2015, 08:01:44 pm
Enough with the suspense! Which color did you get squirted on your giant new top case??

That is one wild lookin' scheme! You're probably only ever gonna pass 3 or 4 other bikes with that same scheme  :P

Wait! Is this a political statement? ... something about the ol' Green, White & Blue. Hmm, I can't think of any topics to connect it  ???

Anyway, the all-red was my fave, but fantastic that you're willing to try so many schemes  :thumbs:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on August 29, 2015, 08:11:08 am
I knew the Techspec would tie it together with the black badges as well.  :) :chugbeer:

That is the part I would have screwed up (well, perhaps the most obvious part I would have screwed up), the badges, I would have done them in blue like the fins and I would have regretted it as soon as I stood back and took a big picture look at it. Well done ZG.  :thumbs:

Enough with the suspense! Which color did you get squirted on your giant new top case??

Good question!  :popcorn:

I look at the side view and try to imagine ZG sitting on the bike...and....I think he is going to need a blue helmet to complete the paint scheme. Yes? No?  :-\




Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: gPink on August 29, 2015, 08:43:37 am
Is it just the perspective that makes the front badge look like Kawasakl ?
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 29, 2015, 09:08:20 am
Can't say I'm real giggly about that color combination.  White and blue..yes.   All green....yes.   Mixture of both, not so much. 
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 29, 2015, 10:28:58 am
Enough with the suspense! Which color did you get squirted on your giant new top case??

That is one wild lookin' scheme! You're probably only ever gonna pass 3 or 4 other bikes with that same scheme  :P

Wait! Is this a political statement? ... something about the ol' Green, White & Blue. Hmm, I can't think of any topics to connect it  ???

Anyway, the all-red was my fave, but fantastic that you're willing to try so many schemes  :thumbs:


Thanks CSK!  :chugbeer:


The Corbin large trunk is blue, as well as a complete solid blue set.  :)



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 29, 2015, 10:30:11 am
That is the part I would have screwed up (well, perhaps the most obvious part I would have screwed up), the badges, I would have done them in blue like the fins and I would have regretted it as soon as I stood back and took a big picture look at it. Well done ZG.  :thumbs:



Thanks FM!  :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 29, 2015, 10:31:14 am
Is it just the perspective that makes the front badge look like Kawasakl ?


Just the angle of that one shot and the shadow I guess GP...  :-\


It looks great in person!  :chugbeer:



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 29, 2015, 10:33:28 am
Can't say I'm real giggly about that color combination.  White and blue..yes.   All green....yes.   Mixture of both, not so much.


No worries Sparky, the good thing about this set is I can change things around a lot for different combo's, blue/white/green, blue/white/blue, blue/white red, and solid blue.  :) :chugbeer:



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conniesaki on August 30, 2015, 09:11:37 am
Before:
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2921_zpsqvda5t0g.jpg)

Possible tweak (blue on top of tank; larger Kawi emblem):
(http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx321/mr_beeps/IMG_2921_zpsqvda5t0g%20csk1_zpshcoq6hjg.png)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on August 30, 2015, 10:33:29 am

Possible tweak (blue on top of tank; larger Kawi emblem):



The reason I didn't do the top of the tank blue CSK is my painter only gets all the parts, not the bike nor them mounted on the bike, so being able to have the lines all line up 100% perfect would be quite challenging and could look really bad if even off by a quarter inch or the angle be wrong. Doing the line on the blue section at the top of the inner mids to match up with the upper line and angling it up to the black plastic top covers on those mids was relatively easy to measure and came out perfect, you'd probably have to see it in person though to understand what I'm trying to say... :-\


As for doing bigger Kawi badges, nah, I like using the oem badges, which still makes it look like it could be an actual oem color to folks that might not know any better...  ;) ;D :chugbeer:


Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: salnap on August 30, 2015, 11:37:56 am
Nice!
Old ninja color combo!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on August 30, 2015, 11:47:32 am
Is it just the perspective that makes the front badge look like Kawasakl ?
Just the angle of that one shot and the shadow I guess GP...  :-\
It looks great in person!  :chugbeer:

The dot of the "i" is attached and the lowered section between the top of the "i" and the dot doesn't show up quite so much in other color combos, but with the contrast between white and black being so high it does look like a "l" instead of "i". Perhaps just a dab of white out correction fluid in the lowered section would be in order just for photos? Staging is everything, so they say.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: maxtog on September 01, 2015, 05:03:39 pm
Out in the sun this blue just freakin POPS! Pics don't do it justice... 

I like it
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: maxtog on September 01, 2015, 05:07:57 pm
Hmmm, can I see it with the white smuggler on there? (I'm sure you have one right?)  ;D

Actually, I think I agree with you.  If the smuggler were white, it would make the white "stripe" through the bike complete and might look even better!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on September 02, 2015, 12:11:44 am
Jay, I liked the silver, the black, the green, the red, but this one looks like something Johnny Cash would write about:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHniL8MyMM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHniL8MyMM)
 :o

DAWG GONE IT! RON DAWG. Now you've gone and dawg done it.  >:(

If you can't say sumpin nice..  :-X

He's going to leave us again.  :(
--------------------------------------

I can change things around a lot for different combo's, blue/white/green, blue/white/blue, blue/white red, and solid blue.  :) :chugbeer:
I'm looking forward to seeing the all blue version.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conniesaki on September 02, 2015, 01:04:22 am
For me, a dark color is difficult to change to a light color, but here's the idea:

(http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx321/mr_beeps/IMG_2921_zpsqvda5t0g%20csk2_zpsirwdobpp.png)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: maxtog on September 02, 2015, 01:42:51 am
For me, a dark color is difficult to change to a light color, but here's the idea:

Like
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: gPink on September 02, 2015, 03:43:55 am
Like
You didn't finish your sentence.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Jim H on September 02, 2015, 04:14:21 am
  That does look better.  Gotta give ZG credit,  he definitely is not afraid to try different colors!  Good job ZG!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: maxtog on September 02, 2015, 05:42:35 am
You didn't finish your sentence.

I was in a fragmentary mood.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 02, 2015, 07:00:34 am
For me, a dark color is difficult to change to a light color, but here's the idea:

([url]http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx321/mr_beeps/IMG_2921_zpsqvda5t0g%20csk2_zpsirwdobpp.png[/url])





I had some white left over, so I am having another front fender sprayed in white, but I didn't want to do the smuggler trunk in white for 2 reasons, I'd have to buy another smuggler trunk and the large rear Corbin trunk is blue, so when the large trunk is mounted as well the color will flow better.
 :chugbeer:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 02, 2015, 07:02:04 am
I'm looking forward to seeing the all blue version.  :popcorn:


Yep, it will be in the rotation FM!  :)


I'm still trying to decide what color wheels would look best though with the solid blue set...  :-\



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 02, 2015, 07:03:04 am
Gotta give ZG credit,  he definitely is not afraid to try different colors!  Good job ZG!


Thanks Jim!  :chugbeer:



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 02, 2015, 07:04:35 am
Jay, I liked the silver, the black, the green, the red, but this one looks like something Johnny Cash would write about:

 :o


No worries RD, maybe you'll like some of the other combo's that come outa this set!  ;) ;D :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 02, 2015, 07:05:57 am
I like it


Thanks!  :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 02, 2015, 07:08:06 am
The dot of the "i" is attached and the lowered section between the top of the "i" and the dot doesn't show up quite so much in other color combos, but with the contrast between white and black being so high it does look like a "l" instead of "i". Perhaps just a dab of white out correction fluid in the lowered section would be in order just for photos? Staging is everything, so they say.


I dropped $10k on this project and you want me to take white type writer correction fluid to it?  :o :banghead:



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 02, 2015, 07:09:41 am
Nice!
Old ninja color combo!


Thanks SN, that's where the inspiration came from indeed!  :) :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Gumby on September 02, 2015, 07:13:22 am

I dropped $10k on this project and you want me to take white type writer correction fluid to it?  :o :banghead:


What? It's only another $5 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/BIC-Wite-Out-Quick-Correction-Fluid/dp/B00006IF8T/ref=sr_1_5?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1441199491&sr=1-5&keywords=white+out&pebp=1441199495953&perid=1RPH79NHSPQVCXN44XJ5).  :rotflmao:

(http://renegadetribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/white-out.jpg) (http://renegadetribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/white-out.jpg.html)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on September 02, 2015, 07:14:24 am
I dropped $10k on this project and you want me to take white type writer correction fluid to it?  :o :banghead:

Well, I thought even you might be outta money at this point. Apparently not eh?
OK deep pockets, spring for a dab of white Plasti Dip paint and fill in that little low point.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on September 02, 2015, 09:11:48 am

I dropped $10k on this project and you want me to take white type writer correction fluid to it?  :o :banghead:

If only you had enough to renew your COG membership. ;)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: gPink on September 02, 2015, 10:02:49 am
If only you had enough to renew your COG membership. ;)
There's a scholarship program for that now.  :)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 02, 2015, 10:26:03 am
If only you had enough to renew your COG membership. ;)


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 02, 2015, 10:29:00 am
Well, I thought even you might be outta money at this point. Apparently not eh?
OK deep pockets, spring for a dab of white Plasti Dip paint and fill in that little low point.


Nah, it's not a $ thing FM, I've been running these badges on all the sets so far, they are the oem ones. I don't think they look bad, I think it's just the shadow in that one pic that you're referring to, plus it would be very hard to find a white that matches the white of the bodywork exactly, and would look cheap IMO if not a 100% perfect match...  :-\



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on September 02, 2015, 02:30:08 pm
I don't think they look bad, I think it's just the shadow in that one pic that you're referring to, plus it would be very hard to find a white that matches the white of the bodywork exactly, and would look cheap IMO if not a 100% perfect match...  :-\

It's not that important, but just to be clear. (aka  :deadhorse:)
Understanding that it looks very good in person (I saw it on the red version up close in Cortez)
 I was just referring to using it temporarily at studio time (photo shoots) so that the dot stands out. I don't think the color match would be that important on such a small area in a photo, but just enough to tell it's an "i" and not a "l". Definitely remove the white out/Plasti dip/white tape after the photo shoot is done, because you are correct it would look cheap. As new folks come into the fold that aren't familiar with your work, they are going to see the photos and ask what's a Kawasak"l". I'm just trying to save you the repetitive headache.  :banghead:

I will say no more about the "i", as I think I've thoroughly killed that horse. It was gPink that led the poor animal into the killing field.  ;D

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

There's a scholarship program for that now.  :)
  :rotflmao: 

gPink is cool.   8)   (apologies, I couldn't help myself. I should be  :censored:)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: B.D.F. on September 02, 2015, 03:21:23 pm
I do not know about that- it may be an unachievable amount. Or did you mean the dues and not 'The price'?

 ;D

"Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty but the pig likes it."
-unknown but certainly a wise man

Brian

If only you had enough to renew your COG membership. ;)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conniesaki on September 02, 2015, 04:10:31 pm
I can't remember what color wheel choices you have, but gold on the all-blue bodywork might look cool.

What am I saying??? "Might look cool"?? Why don't I just photoshop it! Well then I will! But can't right now  :-\ (must try to stop talking to self)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on September 02, 2015, 04:14:10 pm
I can't remember what color wheel choices you have, but gold on the all-blue bodywork might look cool.

What am I saying??? "Might look cool"?? Why don't I just photoshop it! Well then I will! But can't right now  :-\ (must try to stop talking to self)

Just give him a week or so to get the parts swapped.
by the professionals
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Ron Dawg on September 02, 2015, 07:16:43 pm
DAWG GONE IT! RON DAWG. Now you've gone and dawg done it.  >:(

If you can't say sumpin nice..  :-X

He's going to leave us again.  :(
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I'm looking forward to seeing the all blue version.  :popcorn:

Aw, he knows we all love and admire him his work. :hail: :hail:

Please Jay, don't go away. I'll be drummed off the site.... I'll be nice.   :-X

I'll take it back!
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Gone!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 03, 2015, 09:48:04 am
I can't remember what color wheel choices you have, but gold on the all-blue bodywork might look cool.

What am I saying??? "Might look cool"?? Why don't I just photoshop it! Well then I will! But can't right now  :-\ (must try to stop talking to self)


Please do CSK, I'd like to see that!  :popcorn: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 03, 2015, 09:49:24 am
Aw, he knows we all love and admire him his work. :hail: :hail:

Please Jay, don't go away. I'll be drummed off the site.... I'll be nice.   :-X

I'll take it back!
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.
.
Gone!


 :rotflmao: :grouphug: :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Ron Dawg on September 03, 2015, 03:53:16 pm
See? I knew Jay could take a joke.  8)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 07, 2015, 10:13:04 pm
My painter got the rest of the blue pieces for the blue/white/blue and solid blue sets done for me to bring home to box up n hoard for the next body swaps!
 :)   :thumbs: :thumbs: :chugbeer:




(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2961_zpszdokftkl.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2961_zpszdokftkl.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2957_zpsbkwpykas.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2957_zpsbkwpykas.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2958_zpsywv7lwiy.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2958_zpsywv7lwiy.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2959_zpsapzvqhge.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2959_zpsapzvqhge.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2960_zpsddw3qvcc.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2960_zpsddw3qvcc.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2962_zpswvd6emqa.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2962_zpswvd6emqa.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2963_zpsms74xtw5.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2963_zpsms74xtw5.jpg.html)

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on September 08, 2015, 08:59:14 am
Jay, have you taken your medication lately?
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: wally_games on September 08, 2015, 11:20:05 am
I'm sorry. I just don't get it. So many body parts of so many different colors.  :o
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on September 08, 2015, 11:42:12 am
I'm sorry. I just don't get it. So many body parts of so many different colors.  :o

You see, Jay's bank called one day and said his account was at its limit. He needed to free up some space immediately. He quickly came up with a plan to turn cash into envy, and proceeded with his plan. That worked for about six months, then the bank called again, and again, and again. I'm guessing unless he gets serious about this problem, this repaint thing will continue for years.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 08, 2015, 03:16:16 pm
Jay, have you taken your medication lately?


Yep, 8 beers per night MP!  ;) ;D :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 08, 2015, 03:19:34 pm
I'm sorry. I just don't get it. So many body parts of so many different colors.  :o


There's nothing to get WG, it's just fun and nice to have options and change periodically!  :) :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 08, 2015, 03:20:59 pm
You see, Jay's bank called one day and said his account was at its limit. He needed to free up some space immediately. He quickly came up with a plan to turn cash into envy, and proceeded with his plan. That worked for about six months, then the bank called again, and again, and again. I'm guessing unless he gets serious about this problem, this repaint thing will continue for years.


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:     :battle: :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on September 08, 2015, 03:40:47 pm
One got by you by the way a few posts back.
Granted it was sort of hidden.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 08, 2015, 04:33:20 pm
One got by you by the way a few posts back.
Granted it was sort of hidden.


Oh I saw that one MP, was it supposed to be a slide at me because I'm not a wrencher? If so, I already knew that I'm not, no worries, trust me I know what things I'm good at and enjoy, and wrenchen ain't one of em, I'll gladly leave that to the pro's!  :) :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on September 08, 2015, 05:33:39 pm
Awesome Jay!  You are doing what many of us only dream of doing. 
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on September 08, 2015, 06:15:21 pm
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2962_zpswvd6emqa.jpg~original)

That sure is a lot of awful purty blooo ya got there!   :thumbs: 8) 

Probably missed the posts that answer these two questions, but it's easier to ask than research...what was that loud noise just now... did I hear max' cringe? OK, that wasn't one of the questions.

Jay,

1. I notice that your garage does not seem to have a GixR in it anymore, is it gone or just buried under all those boxes?
2. In all these color combos over the years, are you buying new TechSpecs each time..or do they really transfer that easily from tank to tank?

Looking forward to the all blue version, but don't hurry on my account, enjoy whatcha got now for a while.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 08, 2015, 06:16:54 pm
Awesome Jay!  You are doing what many of us only dream of doing.



Thanks TWA! Glad you like it brother!  :) :chugbeer:




(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2964.2_zpspdufgmnp.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2964.2_zpspdufgmnp.jpg.html)
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2934_zpsnltiikqx.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2934_zpsnltiikqx.jpg.html)(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2972_zpsjtsh43nj.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2972_zpsjtsh43nj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 08, 2015, 06:24:53 pm
([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2962_zpswvd6emqa.jpg~original[/url])

That sure is a lot of awful purty blooo ya got there!   :thumbs: 8) 

Probably missed the posts that answer these two questions, but it's easier to ask than research...what was that loud noise just now... did I hear max' cringe? OK, that wasn't one of the questions.

Jay,

1. I notice that your garage does not seem to have a GixR in it anymore, is it gone or just buried under all those boxes?
2. In all these color combos over the years, are you buying new TechSpecs each time..or do they really transfer that easily from tank to tank?

Looking forward to the all blue version, but don't hurry on my account, enjoy whatcha got now for a while.



Hi FM, thanks brutha!  :) :chugbeer: 

I sold the Gixxer last year, just wasn't riding it as much with having the ZG...


Yes I buy new TechSpecs each time and leave them on each set, they're too cheap to mess with trying to pull em off and re-apply them.  :-\


Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conniesaki on September 12, 2015, 11:46:55 pm
I like this pic:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2964.2_zpspdufgmnp.jpg)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: sanmo on September 13, 2015, 05:49:01 am
Being a married man myself, I'm curious whether Mrs. ZG is an enthusiastic accomplice in this colorful caper or does she just roll her eyes whenever you trot out a new color scheme. (Insert smiley face)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: salnap on September 13, 2015, 03:51:33 pm
best C14 color combo ever
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 13, 2015, 05:03:55 pm
Being a married man myself, I'm curious whether Mrs. ZG is an enthusiastic accomplice in this colorful caper or does she just roll her eyes whenever you trot out a new color scheme. (Insert smiley face)


Lol... She rolls her eyes Sanmo, but she's cool with it and does like the colors I've been choosing so far!  :)

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 13, 2015, 05:04:41 pm
I like this pic:

([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2964.2_zpspdufgmnp.jpg[/url])





Thanks CSK!  :) :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 13, 2015, 05:05:32 pm
best C14 color combo ever


Thanks SN!  :) :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 13, 2015, 05:08:00 pm
Me and Gumby just got back to Portland a couple hours ago from a great weekend road trip down to Cali for the NW & SW regions rally, we had a blast and rode some awesome roads, good times!!
  :thumbs: :thumbs: :chugbeer:




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Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 15, 2015, 06:53:47 pm
Picked up another set of wheels that I had from the powder coater today, did them in green to match up with the Golden Blaze Green color of the lowers/tails/cases...
Man o man is there a ton of gold flake in these!!  :o 8) :chugbeer:




(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3006_zpsqveedfhp.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3006_zpsqveedfhp.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3009_zps9ed39s1u.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3009_zps9ed39s1u.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3011_zpswekdhces.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3011_zpswekdhces.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3010_zpscoxqtbte.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3010_zpscoxqtbte.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3012_zpsxn1ehw4s.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3012_zpsxn1ehw4s.jpg.html)

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 15, 2015, 07:02:40 pm
I also picked up another front fender that I had my paint shop do in matching white...  :chugbeer:


Check out this first pic, they had these posted on the wall up there, musta been having some fun during down time, I love it!!  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3007_zpswn75hagf.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3007_zpswn75hagf.jpg.html)






I'm kinda undecided on the white fender though, not sure which one I like better... Any thoughts or opinions?  :-\




(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3013_zpsm5cge7od.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3013_zpsm5cge7od.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/DBD77BCA-ED52-45CB-949A-8B9EBDC48A40_zpsfig1zt6u.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/DBD77BCA-ED52-45CB-949A-8B9EBDC48A40_zpsfig1zt6u.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/F936475E-160B-4DBA-99BA-AB794EDB72AE_zpsxyk1hx6p.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/F936475E-160B-4DBA-99BA-AB794EDB72AE_zpsxyk1hx6p.jpg.html)


Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Sgt Mac on September 15, 2015, 07:44:24 pm
I like the white, it flows well with the white mid-fairing and when you drop on the green wheels, I think it'll all tie together very well.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Torn on September 16, 2015, 01:00:37 am
Can't say I'm real giggly about that color combination.  White and blue..yes.   All green....yes.   Mixture of both, not so much.
I would have to agree.  This guy has done some of the coolest things Ive seen done.....this one I am not not feeling.  Too busy for this old mans taste I guess.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: turbojoe78 on September 16, 2015, 05:53:45 am
I like the blue fender with the blue upper and rim.

Would have to see the white fender with the green rim if that's what you were planning.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 26, 2015, 08:46:06 pm
The green wheels and another fresh set of PR4GT's installed today!  :chugbeer:


I burned through the last set of PR4GT's just since June (approx 8k), which is pretty good for me, nice summer of riding, good times!  :)

The sun really makes the gold flake in the green wheels pop, even more so than these pics show.  8)



(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/00D7B9FC-F6AF-45E0-890B-9B6775E7F970_zpswwfqbxqu.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/00D7B9FC-F6AF-45E0-890B-9B6775E7F970_zpswwfqbxqu.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/D852195B-4A9F-4DC8-9FB8-EF3B6DAFB920_zpswxx6t25v.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/D852195B-4A9F-4DC8-9FB8-EF3B6DAFB920_zpswxx6t25v.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/89BF0FDD-F522-4766-A99C-91FE2A5B5B76_zpskey1imlt.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/89BF0FDD-F522-4766-A99C-91FE2A5B5B76_zpskey1imlt.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3058_zpszjoe779k.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3058_zpszjoe779k.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3057_zpsr508rqq4.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3057_zpsr508rqq4.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3056_zpsk9qpj5nu.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3056_zpsk9qpj5nu.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3055_zpsj877d7bk.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3055_zpsj877d7bk.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3054_zpsbnpuodqq.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3054_zpsbnpuodqq.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3052_zps0gzvtzft.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3052_zps0gzvtzft.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3053_zps9ko8h3ej.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3053_zps9ko8h3ej.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3049_zpspdoq7fzz.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3049_zpspdoq7fzz.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3048_zpstnprtqys.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3048_zpstnprtqys.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3047_zps3wkanw4m.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3047_zps3wkanw4m.jpg.html)


Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Bikenagain on September 27, 2015, 02:41:20 am
 :finger_fing11: :banana  The white fender flows perfectly with the rest of the bike
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: sanmo on September 27, 2015, 06:21:28 am
I'd have been happy with just the blue and white colors. Perhaps a darker shade of the same blue where you now have the green paint.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on September 27, 2015, 07:11:41 am
WTF?

What's with your lawn J? Not enough rain out in the PNW?    ;)

The bike looks great man!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 27, 2015, 09:13:01 am
:finger_fing11: :banana  The white fender flows perfectly with the rest of the bike



The bike looks great man!


Thanks brutha's!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 27, 2015, 09:15:26 am
I'd have been happy with just the blue and white colors. Perhaps a darker shade of the same blue where you now have the green paint.



Yep, I've already got the blue bodywork pieces to do that combo as well SM!  :thumbs: :)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2962_zpswvd6emqa.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2962_zpswvd6emqa.jpg.html)



Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 27, 2015, 09:19:46 am
WTF?

What's with your lawn J? Not enough rain out in the PNW?    ;)



 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


Dry summer indeed here in the PNW this year C, that's not our house though, the sun was already starting to go down and my driveway was shaded, had to go down around the corner to get some shots in the full sun to get the gold glitter on the wheels to pop in the pics!  ;) ;D


Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on September 28, 2015, 08:41:18 am
The green wheels and another fresh set of PR4GT's installed today!  :chugbeer:


I burned through the last set of PR4GT's just since June (approx 8k), which is pretty good for me, nice summer of riding, good times!  :)

The sun really makes the gold flake in the green wheels pop, even more so than these pics show.  8)

([url]http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3054_zpsbnpuodqq.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3054_zpsbnpuodqq.jpg.html[/url])



Another home run with this color combination Jay.   8)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on September 30, 2015, 08:46:19 pm
Another home run with this color combination Jay.   8)


Thanks TWA!  :) :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: kwakrider on October 02, 2015, 08:31:38 am
Another home run with this color combination Jay.   8)

+1! Just like it is now brother...sorted! Looks ace!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on October 02, 2015, 11:19:10 am
+1! Just like it is now brother...sorted! Looks ace!


Nope, sorry, not finished yet. Apologies for not making it clear that I had other plans for your bike ZG. Hopefully I can clear that up right now.
  (tongue in cheek emoticon would go here, but then there is that roving SHARP lady from the other thread (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=20274.msg250811#msg250811) and frankly the tongue in cheek emoticon looks like something else entirely if you know what I mean (http://cdn.elmostacho.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/tumblr_n13sbncJdK1qljj91o7_400.gif))

Here is the overall color theme I've envisioned for your bike ZG: (https://fartymarty.smugmug.com/photos/i-GkXj9Wr/0/L/i-GkXj9Wr-L.gif)

So, as you can clearly see, you need to paint the front wheel and the smuggler both white, and then mount the large blue Corbin top case. Now here comes the hard part. You need to paint your helmet a matching blue and have an assistant take your picture on the bike.  Then* you'll be finished.   ;D

* yeah, right. like that will ever happen.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on October 03, 2015, 09:07:03 am
+1! Just like it is now brother...sorted! Looks ace!


Thanks KR!  :chugbeer:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on October 03, 2015, 09:08:34 am
you need to paint the front wheel and the smuggler both white


Possibly already in motion FM...  :-X ;)

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on October 24, 2015, 06:31:05 pm
you need to paint the front wheel and the smuggler both white

* yeah, right. like that will ever happen.



 :-\ 

Hmmm... well I did it, but to be honest I'm just not in love with it for some reason.  ???

I might just cut bait on this one and run the blue one...  :chugbeer:



(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3114_zps8uhzrhbp.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3114_zps8uhzrhbp.jpg.html)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_3116_zpsgzx06vct.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_3116_zpsgzx06vct.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: maxtog on October 24, 2015, 09:23:34 pm

 :-\ 

Hmmm... well I did it, but to be honest I'm just not in love with it for some reason.  ??? 

I like it, and better than the blue.  Although to be complete it would need a white front wheel too :)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: twowheeladdict on November 11, 2015, 08:02:55 pm
I like it, and better than the blue.  Although to be complete it would need a white front wheel too :)

Only half of the front wheel in white.  The other half, leave green.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: martin_14 on November 24, 2015, 01:10:16 am

There's nothing to get WG, it's just fun and nice to have options and change periodically!  :) :chugbeer:

does your wife agree with that?  ;D
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 24, 2015, 07:03:10 am
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: ZG on November 24, 2015, 08:57:24 pm
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: sanmo on December 08, 2015, 12:58:34 pm
So, the final answer to the OP's query is "Out the door"?
Am surprised his last round of goodbyes did not extend to this forum.  ;D
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 08, 2015, 01:57:36 pm
It did but it got out of hand..

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=20520.0 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=20520.0)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: sanmo on December 08, 2015, 05:01:39 pm
I stand corrected. No warm and fuzzy festivus in that thread.  ;D
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on December 09, 2015, 07:43:06 am
I stand corrected. No warm and fuzzy festivus in that thread.  ;D

If I recall correctly, Festivus starts out with the "airing of grievences", and is later followed by the "feats of strength" which is pretty much what happened on that thread, except there was only one feat of strength (the sword) ;).
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: KevinRLi on December 16, 2015, 05:29:35 am
So let me get this straight. ZG... The master of C14 customization sold his C14 for a KTM thingy? Wow.... That's depressing. HA! As others have said where will we get our inspiration from???? I can't even benefit from any left over farkle sales as I have a Gen 2. Oh well... When you start your customized magic on that KTM what ever it is you better be back to post some pics! We need inspiration! Best of luck ZG.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 16, 2015, 07:28:19 am
he followed me to the bathroom...
freak....heheheheheh

(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/IMG_20140619_181133_651_zpsssmwzbkj.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/IMG_20140619_181133_651_zpsssmwzbkj.jpg.html)
(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/IMG_20140619_181155_807_zpsnkyoo6bx.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/IMG_20140619_181155_807_zpsnkyoo6bx.jpg.html)

and then he tried to hide under the diaper changing station.... hehehehehe.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 16, 2015, 07:31:34 am
If I recall correctly, Festivus starts out with the "airing of grievences", and is later followed by the "feats of strength" which is pretty much what happened on that thread, except there was only one feat of strength (the sword) ;).


doesn't everyone do Festivus? we do.... its a pole... made out of aluminum..... very high strength to weight ratio....
(http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/u672/MAN_OF_BLUES/festevus6_zpsda8c41c1.jpg) (http://s1327.photobucket.com/user/MAN_OF_BLUES/media/festevus6_zpsda8c41c1.jpg.html)

http://youtu.be/y8rzt-vj2gU (http://youtu.be/y8rzt-vj2gU)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on August 02, 2016, 11:23:50 am
So yeah, exactly where did he go? I know he went over to the orange side of the force, but it doesn't seem like he sticks to any one color very long. I've checked on various KTM forums and even with an assumed name change I can't find him.

Gumby?..got an update for us??...or give Jay a poke and ask him to stop in and give us an update.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MrPepsi on August 02, 2016, 11:31:20 am
I think I have his cell number if you really need to reach him.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: sanmo on August 02, 2016, 12:06:31 pm
If he stays true to form, he will be the poster with the handle KT?  :)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on August 02, 2016, 01:49:47 pm
I think I have his cell number if you really need to reach him.

No, I'm just curious what's up with him. After so many posts on both forums, his departure left sort of a vacuum that is only emphasized by the reduced posting by Brian. Of course building a second floor on ones house would sort of bring the post rate down a bit.
Thanks though.

If he stays true to form, he will be the poster with the handle KT?  :)


I should look into that.   :)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 02, 2016, 01:56:07 pm
He's back in action on the COG forum,
The Orange bike is now for sale...... he traded it in, and the dealership has a hefty pricetag on it...
And get this....
Wait....


Wait.....


Wait....



New GoldWing in garage... and its a beaut....

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/Bikes/Wing.jpeg)

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rhino on August 02, 2016, 02:25:22 pm
That was quick. Wonder what he didn't like about the Duke. Was hoping to see it is different colors. But maybe now we get to see a wing change colors.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: maxtog on August 02, 2016, 07:39:28 pm
He's back in action on the COG forum,
The Orange bike is now for sale...... he traded it in, and the dealership has a hefty pricetag on it...
And get this.... New GoldWing in garage...

He bought a GoldWing???  He seems to be having an identity crisis or something!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on August 02, 2016, 09:37:16 pm
Lower seat, I was expecting that*...tee hee.  ;D

(apologies Jay. I couldn't stop myself.)





*post from December (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=20520.msg254209#msg254209)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on August 02, 2016, 10:16:17 pm
It'll be fun to watch the farkling, however the bar has been set pretty high. Jay can get there if anyone can.
(http://s.mlkshk-cdn.com/r/MNBT)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on August 03, 2016, 04:18:53 am
It'll be fun to watch the farkling, however the bar has been set pretty high. Jay can get there if anyone can.
([url]http://s.mlkshk-cdn.com/r/MNBT[/url])


What the hell? Where's the altimeter and wind speed indicator?
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: jettawreck on August 03, 2016, 07:09:12 am
What the hell? Where's the altimeter and wind speed indicator?

That's all automatically incorporated into the avionics GPS system, although a backup analog display gauge would be advised.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rhino on August 03, 2016, 08:52:28 am
It'll be fun to watch the farkling, however the bar has been set pretty high. Jay can get there if anyone can.
([url]http://s.mlkshk-cdn.com/r/MNBT[/url])


Do you have to be instrument rated to ride that thing? I'm only VRR rated.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on August 03, 2016, 10:19:57 am
What the hell? Where's the altimeter .....?


Somewhere I think he did a post where he ran it all down switch by switch. IIRC, I thought there were a lot of unnecessary switches to turn stuff off that went off anyway when the the bike was powered down. edit I do think there was actually a stand alone altimeter (that wasn't incorporated in one of the GPS units). What I really liked was the FLIR unit. I just know Jay will find a way to get one.  :D

edit: found it----> Part 1.   http://gl1800riders.com/forums/2100371-post85.html (http://gl1800riders.com/forums/2100371-post85.html)
                            Part 2.  http://gl1800riders.com/forums/2100398-post90.html  (http://gl1800riders.com/forums/2100398-post90.html)
Yep, in the farkling department, Jay has moved up in with the big boys now. It'll be interesting to see if he can show them a few tricks.  :D
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: sanmo on August 03, 2016, 11:03:54 am
Somehow, it feels like MoB's post about ZG and the Wing was in jest. I could be wrong since the rest of you seem to think it's true.  :nuts:
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: fartymarty on August 03, 2016, 12:03:09 pm
Somehow, it feels like MoB's post about ZG and the Wing was in jest. I could be wrong since the rest of you seem to think it's true.  :nuts:


I'm pretty sure it's true, as I recognize his garage in the photo, and just in case you think it's a friend of Jay's temporarily parked in his garage, there is this: http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=67128.0 (http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=67128.0)

Not that it's a bad idea to be a little skeptical about the internet.  :-\  :thumbs:

I really enjoyed Rev's take on it: (http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b553/RevRyder/FOOL%20INJECTION/Hell%20Frozen%20Over_zpsqvbb58pf.jpg)  :rotflmao:

Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 03, 2016, 01:44:17 pm
E Somehow, it feels like MoB's post about ZG and the Wing was in jest. I could be wrong since the rest of you seem to think it's true.  :nuts:

No, its true.... I wouldn't lie about that, he's a pal...
And it was on the COG site, which he returned to and made some posts, also there is a link to the dealer he traded his KoolAid bike to, where it sits now for sale....
I think the major reason was he has come to the point where he wants his wife to ride with him more, and pretty much its a great reason...
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on August 04, 2016, 04:46:55 am
No, its true.... I wouldn't lie about that, he's a pal...
And it was on the COG site, which he returned to and made some posts, also there is a link to the dealer he traded his KoolAid bike to, where it sits now for sale....
I think the major reason was he has come to the point where he wants his wife to ride with him more, and pretty much its a great reason...

Wanting your wife to ride with one is understandable. I love having my wife ride with me but she cramps my style. When she rides if I don't stay within the speed limit I 'hear' about it over the intercom or from the back of my helmet.  :o
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: sanmo on August 04, 2016, 05:12:47 am
Wanting your wife to ride with one is understandable. I love having my wife ride with me but she cramps my style. When she rides if I don't stay within the speed limit I 'hear' about it over the intercom or from the back of my helmet.  :o

I never hear complaints about speed or lean angles since I take the slower/lower v-twin cruiser when my wife wants to ride with me. Her Majesty refuses to undergo the acrobat training needed to mount the C14 pillion.  ;D
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rhino on August 04, 2016, 08:22:34 am
My wife doesn't ride. I still don't know if that's a good thing or bad. But if she did ride, I would prefer she rode her own bike and would be happy to buy her one. I've got to say that no way in hell would I spend days or even hours on the back of a bike. That wouldn't be fun and would be very uncomfortable. So I think she would be much happier with her own ride then on the back of mine.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: jonathan on August 04, 2016, 09:26:38 am
My wife doesn't ride. I still don't know if that's a good thing or bad. But if she did ride, I would prefer she rode her own bike and would be happy to buy her one. I've got to say that no way in hell would I spend days or even hours on the back of a bike. That wouldn't be fun and would be very uncomfortable. So I think she would be much happier with her own ride then on the back of mine.

My wife and I agree with you. She has her own bike.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 04, 2016, 08:42:58 pm
so, now, when you both ride, you have to spend extra time and care, watching her in your rear view mirror, wondering and worrying about her, not to mention maintaining 2 bikes, and 2 insurance policies.. and all for what?

let alone having to ride at a muchly reducd speed, and stopping often, Just to look at something you never would have stopped for...

nope, never gonna happen in my life,
I'll buy a Goldwing, and sit my wife back there with a Mocha Java, and a good book on her tablet, and roll.. she always wants those arm rests..

doing it like that reduces owning a bike, for your enjoyment, to owning a bike, and owning another big pain, just so you can ride...
simplify it.

oh, and I'll never have an intercom system on-board... I don't want to hear anything close to a complaint...
hell, a kidney punch every once and a while is my limits on communication.. 8)
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Hooligan on August 04, 2016, 10:49:45 pm
oh, and I'll never have an intercom system on-board... I don't want to hear anything close to a complaint...
hell, a kidney punch every once and a while is my limits on communication.. 8)

+1.... Had to learn the hard way myself.... Got one of those, and fitted it to the lids. When the Mrs opened her mouth, it was like she was talking inside my head, in stereo....

I got rid of that faster than you can say "Bluetooth"..... 
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rhino on August 05, 2016, 06:53:33 am
so, now, when you both ride, you have to spend extra time and care, watching her in your rear view mirror, wondering and worrying about her, not to mention maintaining 2 bikes, and 2 insurance policies.. and all for what?

let alone having to ride at a muchly reducd speed, and stopping often, Just to look at something you never would have stopped for...

nope, never gonna happen in my life,
I'll buy a Goldwing, and sit my wife back there with a Mocha Java, and a good book on her tablet, and roll.. she always wants those arm rests..

doing it like that reduces owning a bike, for your enjoyment, to owning a bike, and owning another big pain, just so you can ride...
simplify it.

oh, and I'll never have an intercom system on-board... I don't want to hear anything close to a complaint...
hell, a kidney punch every once and a while is my limits on communication.. 8)

Naw, like I said, she doesn't ride. But if she did, I would want her to RIDE! If you really want her to be comfy, sit her in a captains chair with arm rests, Mocha Java, reading tablet in a luxury cage where she doesn't get her hair mussed. I swear that is her number one reason for not riding is the hair getting mussed. (word of the day "mussed")
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Cold Streak on August 05, 2016, 08:22:59 am
We're probably going to get switched to a new thread since it's gone off topic big time, but this is more interesting than musing on the whereabouts of, what's his name again?  Anyway, my wife loves to ride pillion.  Complains when I don't go through the corners fast enough or accelerate hard enough from the stops.  She doesn't talk much so when I installed an intercom system, the main problem has been wondering if it's on or not.  Going on our first big ride the week after labor day.  I've committed to stopping often and not worrying about the daily mileage count.  Whether it's 150 or 600, doesn't matter.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Deziner on August 05, 2016, 08:39:14 am
You have a keeper, Cold Streak!
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Rhino on August 05, 2016, 09:20:33 am
I used to ride in Colorado with a FJR buddy. Got into the canyon going up to Grand Mesa. I was solo on my C14 and he and his wife two up on the FJR. I had difficulty keeping up. Obviously he was the better rider but the point is he would get kidney punches telling him to go faster. A unicorn I say.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conrad on August 08, 2016, 04:56:28 am
I used to ride in Colorado with a FJR buddy. Got into the canyon going up to Grand Mesa. I was solo on my C14 and he and his wife two up on the FJR. I had difficulty keeping up. Obviously he was the better rider but the point is he would get kidney punches telling him to go faster. A unicorn I say.

Yep, I agree. A unicorn or from another planet.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: B.D.F. on July 21, 2017, 07:07:12 am
Looking for something else entirely, I tripped over this old post from 6 Feb., 2015, and in the post, 1jeep asks me if I am enjoying the snow.

Now what is ironical about this is that I happen to bump into it today, 21 July, 2017.... and the really ironical part is that I am waiting for quotes to come in for insulating the second floor outside walls. The link goes like this: in 2015, we had a very heavy annual snowfall combined with unusually cold temps, both of which caused a large build up of snow on the buildings around here. While I was answering that post from 1jeep about enjoying all the snow, I did not yet realize that it was structurally destroying the roof on my house. Found out in the spring of that year and eventually, it resulted in the removal of the entire second floor of the house and a re-build; that is what I am waiting for today regarding the insulation for the new walls.

So the longer answer to the question about me enjoying the snowfall in 2015 is..... yep, and still enjoying the results today and there is no end in sight. Truly the gift that keeps on giving.  ;D

Brian

And I am still enjoying my spell checker not tripping on the word 'ironical', which while it certainly may be spelled correctly, is not a word at all.  :rotflmao:

This happens on every kind of forum...I belong to an atv forum and we had the same issue with one person that started to annoy some by preaching what he felt we should all be doing in life. I still visit both forums as there is lots of info.

Brian...you enjoying this cold and snow in RI? I feel like my bike is getting moved further in the garage behind the snow blower. One shocking thing I have seen at work is a yzf600 parked in the garage for the last 2 weeks, I suspect the person had been riding it to work and maybe abandoned that after that "blizzard"

As for ZG..i have loved checking out his assortment of colors and always wondered what would be next.
Title: Re: So, where did ZG go?
Post by: Conniesaki on July 21, 2017, 11:37:30 pm
Sometimes when a word is so not a word at all, it slips by the spell checker ... i.e. you've blown the spell checker's mind.