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Hello Fellow RS Warrior Riders.

I first like to say that this is a great forum! I like to introduce myself. My name is Keiichi but go by my abreviated name Kich. I live in California in the city of Culver City which is part of Los Angeles County. I have been riding a 1983 Suzuki GS1100ESG for the last 20 years which I love very much but it started having some problems. When I saw a RS Warrior for the first time, I knew this was going to be next bike. In July 2006 I finally picked up a brand new Warrior for a steal of a price. Being use to a mid controls on my GS and only being 5'4",the bike was a bit difficult to ride with the forward controls. Since then, I have installed a set of floorboards, a 2" lowering kit and a heel toe shifter assembly which made a just right. Now I can at least get the base of both feet planted on the ground when I come to a stop and I no longer have to stretch my toes to reach the gear shifter. I have not seen or heard of anyone put a heel toe shifter on their warrior yet and hope to be one of the first to do so. If anyone is interested on how it was done, let me know.

Take care,

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kichigai,

First off...WELCOME to the forums! And from all of us East Coast Warrior Riders...

Show us pictures of your new ride, as soon as possible...Because a picture says a thousand words.



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Welcome aboard and congrats on your new Warrior! Seems the mod bug has bitten again!
 

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Welcome to the site Kich. 20 years is a long time to have one bike, I hope that you and your Warrior will also have a great relationship together. All the best.
 

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Hey welcome.. You're gonna love this bike. Culver city is cool, I lived in Venice for a while on speedway and westminister, great area. I was out there last in 99, was thinking of moving back and stayed at the culver hotel while checking out places, nice place. It has been about 7-8 years since I moved away from venice and my 1st trip back, man, I cannot believe how much traffic there is these days, I mean even on sunday the 405 was a parking lot. And funny you mention the Suziki, I had a GS850 when I was living there. Small world. /emoticons/emotion-1.gif

Congrats on the bike, You are gonna LOVE it. Welcome to the board. /emoticons/emotion-1.gif
 

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you all for a warm welcome! Eveyone seem like a great bunch people. Here is a picture of my warrior. It is not quite fixed up like other that I have seen on the 4M but it's a start. The bike sports a new set of Cobra Swept floorboards, lowering kit by Pacific Coast Star and a heel toe shifter from a 2006 Roadstar.

MadMan-Mark, I have to say that I am very impressed with your black Warrior. I too wanted a midnight black one. I would have built it the same way. Great job!

BrocLee, Downtown Culver City has change quite a bit from beofore. It has been extensively renovated. You should come and visit. I agree about the 405 fwy, it a parking lot! They are thought currently in the process of widening it a few more lanes in both directions and adding a car pool lane too which is good for us bike riders. Glad to hear that we have the same taste in bikes.

Hope to chat with you all soon.

Kich

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Welcome to the forum Kich, you have a real nice bike. Have only seen one heal/toe shifter installed in person. He had the same complaint (or need to adapt) as you. I hope you have the same long relationship with your Warrior as with your Zuki.
 

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Hey Kich... Sure man, next time I head out that way I will let you know, maybe we can hook up. If ever out this way, let me know. /emoticons/emotion-1.gif
 

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Welcome Kich. Nice bike and I like the shifter as well. We should have a short guys/gals club here, most of these guys here are well over 6' and 259lbs and install even more forward controls!
 

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kichigai,

Thanks for the compliments! You got yourself a pretty nice looking bike, as well...

Once you start modding, you won't be able to stop...

Best of luck with your new ride!

mark1,

HEY! I'm 6'-1" and 185 lbs. [/emoticons/emotion-2.gif]



And my controls are in the stock position...Like kichigai I was use to the mid control and it was strange at first using the forward control, but I got use to them pretty quick. Now it's like second nature to me...Actually when I get on my race bike, it seems weird using the mid controls. [/emoticons/emotion-1.gif]

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welcome to the forum kich! great bunch of people here as well as a great forum. i should also be a part of the short guys/gals club im only 5'6". well, theres a bunch of us here in so cal u should should also chime in on the so cal thread.
 

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Hi Rifleman, what is bike night? Sounds like fun!

Hi Mark1, Humm a short guy/gal club. Sound good to me. Count me in!

Hi Broclee, For sure, give me a shout if you ever come my way. I even have a spare bike if you want get together to go riding on my warrior or my Suz 1100.

Hi Filipinowarrior, Komostaka! Hindi Ako Pinoi! I may not be filipino but my wife is as well as my former wife. What can I say, once you go flip you don't go back. Well, it works for me!! Glad to hear that there are other on this 4M from So Cal. Maybe we could hook up with Rifleman on bike night.

Aloha!
Kichigai
 
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