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Forum: Road warriors Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 27,335
Posted By south
Definitely not a good promo vid. In addition to...

Definitely not a good promo vid. In addition to the severely muted exhaust audio, the rider's wobbly lines/lean angles do little to promote the bike's handling; and poor site selection: looks more...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 164,720
Posted By south
Had my eye on RV from the first time I saw him...

Had my eye on RV from the first time I saw him ride nationals and have always been a big fan. Also a long-time fan of JS--like him or hate him (and his past behavior/attitude has made that relatively...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 170,914
Posted By south
Metal tank listed at 5.55 US gal. capacity; I'll...

Metal tank listed at 5.55 US gal. capacity; I'll let you do the math. I've never run it dry, but I have put 5.3+ gal. in the tank. For commuter duty (50 mile round trip almost all on the interstate),...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 170,914
Posted By south
range

My ('01) 5th gen VFR will do 250 miles on a tank running 80-85mph on the interstate; I don't even think about fuel 'til after 200 miles. After a few mods--brake de-link, front and rear...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,272
Posted By south
Although not available in exact OEM size (gotta...

Although not available in exact OEM size (gotta go a little bigger/fatter), I've been very pleased with the Pirelli Sport Demons, both in terms of performance and tread life. The one slight downside...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,272
Posted By south
Oh, and +1 on the front sprocket makes a world of...

Oh, and +1 on the front sprocket makes a world of difference, not just in top gear on the interstate, but smooths things out in every gear. So much better I can't understand why Kawi didn't gear it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,272
Posted By south
A "budget" fix for the tank is to use epoxy--in...

A "budget" fix for the tank is to use epoxy--in paste form, a la JB Weld or marine putty.

And, just for the record, the EX250 is in no way a "sportbike". It is a small displacement standard with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11,272
Views: 1,014,815
Posted By south
The gen1 bikes suffer(?) from excessive sag right...

The gen1 bikes suffer(?) from excessive sag right from the factory; Kawasaki took an inch of sag out of the gen2 bikes starting in '08. Personally, I haven't found it to be a big deal; although, the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 457,021
Posted By south
Based on your description, I'd say that's a nice...

Based on your description, I'd say that's a nice buy for $2000.
Forum: Face plant 08-05-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By south
Because the 250 won't allow you to wear boot...

Because the 250 won't allow you to wear boot covers?

For years now, my daily use riding boots have been Alpinestars waterproof, currently the S-MX5 Waterproof, previously, the S-MX Gortex. Great...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By south
There is no rule of thumb. Depends on...

There is no rule of thumb. Depends on (front-to-rear) bike balance/weight distribution, rider weight and seating position, and rider preference.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,288
Posted By south
Hey, nice start. :thumb: I've got an '85...

Hey, nice start. :thumb:

I've got an '85 XL350R project that I'll get back to one of these days. Like you I went with the XL600 swingarm and XR350R shock. For the forks I've opted for (merely)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By south
The VIN is the VIN--for the frame, anyway. If it...

The VIN is the VIN--for the frame, anyway. If it comes up as a 250, then that's what the frame is. The motor will have its displacement stamped on it somewhere visible if you look.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By south
Seriously, that is awesome. Sportbike stunter...

Seriously, that is awesome. Sportbike stunter squids are a dime-a-dozen; for these guys to be on KLRs shows some panache. And what I find most impressive is that the motor continues to run the whole...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By south
I've had the same issue on some XL350R rims....

I've had the same issue on some XL350R rims. Quite simply, major structural corrosion with the aluminum; the hoops are shot and need to be replaced: ebay, aftermarket, or whatever--I would not...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,529
Posted By south
For inspiration--can't believe no one else has...

For inspiration--can't believe no one else has posted it up already. You can find the owner over on vfrworld:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By south
A couple thoughts off the top of my head: ...

A couple thoughts off the top of my head:

1) "Free" while good, often also equates to "needs serious work"; it occurs to me that perhaps the reason the motor was so full of oil is that somebody...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,573
Posted By south
Thanks, guys :thumb. Schaffer40--I have to...

Thanks, guys :thumb.

Schaffer40--I have to say, it's just a cheap hobby lathe, and I'm a hack, but the thing has been incredibly handy to have for all sorts of (little) projects.

As for the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,012
Posted By south
I've got one in the queue--just got sidetracked...

I've got one in the queue--just got sidetracked with some other projects, but should be back to it shortly. Got the frame and swingarm blasted and painted and ready to go back together and left off...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,186
Posted By south
I've been around enough actual/real welders and...

I've been around enough actual/real welders and machinists to know that I'm absolutely not one of them, but thanks all the same. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,186
Posted By south
Cogent Dynamics Moab Adventurer shock: $480...

Cogent Dynamics Moab Adventurer shock: $480 http://www.motocd.com/cd/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=3&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=59.

Race Tech cartridge emulators #FEGV 3801: $145 from...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By south
That was the CBR900RR; the 600s all had 17" front...

That was the CBR900RR; the 600s all had 17" front and rear--in fact, the F3 front wheel was highly sought after as a replacement/upgrade for the 900RR's 16" front: better tire selection and it cured...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By south
It'd be best if it was a '94 model (owned one...

It'd be best if it was a '94 model (owned one new)--and not a '91--inasmuch as it would have fully adjustable suspension, but any F2 is still a great bike: 145mph top speed, 1/4 mile in the (low) 11s...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,356
Posted By south
IMO, I'd let the deal dictate the bike. As you...

IMO, I'd let the deal dictate the bike. As you say, they are all kind of rare, so I'd just go with whatever good deal on any one of them you come across. If you buy it right (money-wise), you'll...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By south
No question: two bikes. More options, fewer...

No question: two bikes. More options, fewer compromises, less riding downtime for bike service/repair.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 457,021
Posted By south
First off, check your rear sag with passenger and...

First off, check your rear sag with passenger and kit and/or try dialing in more preload to the rear shock; after that, consider sliding the forks up in the triples a bit to shift more weight to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,427
Posted By south
If those guys actually get their asking price,...

If those guys actually get their asking price, maybe I should. :wink:

Here's a few examples from a quick search:

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/mcy/3015787973.html
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 457,021
Posted By south
Steady on now. H*ll, I've got no problem with a...

Steady on now. H*ll, I've got no problem with a guy getting out and having some fun. That said, the dude filmed and uploaded to Youtube a 10 minute vid of himself lapping at the frickin' Nurburgring,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 457,021
Posted By south
Nice vid--the sound of the bike alone really does...

Nice vid--the sound of the bike alone really does it. Rider could use a *little* work on his riding, though. Plenty more lean angle available for a closed course run, misses a fair number of apexes,...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,427
Posted By south
These people are asking crazy money; there've...

These people are asking crazy money; there've always been plenty of CXs and GLs around here for $500-$750. The bikes really are the "Ford Escorts" of motorcycles between their modest performance and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 457,021
Posted By south
Before things go too far astray--and hopefully...

Before things go too far astray--and hopefully the OP will chime back in with some clarification to settle the matter a bit--it's perhaps worth noting that the OP lists an ST1300 among his...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 457,021
Posted By south
The 6th gen VFRs ('02-up) are nice bikes. Some...

The 6th gen VFRs ('02-up) are nice bikes. Some folks didn't/don't care for the (early) VTEC (although Honda addressed the complaint(s) rather quickly), and traditionalists view their chain cam drives...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,427
Posted By south
The bike that started it all--1st year 1978...

The bike that started it all--1st year 1978 CX500. Mechanical cooling fan driven off the cam, stator-powered ignition.

as purchased:
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,252
Posted By south
Rather vague on specifications. "In the city"--so...

Rather vague on specifications. "In the city"--so do you mean stoplight-to-stoplight, or you talking triple-digits? (save for making a full-on drag race start, my KLR will out-pull a 600 sportbike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,573
Posted By south
just to finish off

Last mod to the bike was to install a 3/4" (one-way) check valve to the crankcase breather to eliminate oil loss as the motor mists oil out the breather during normal operation. This mod has been so...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 457,021
Posted By south
Don't know how the local administration feels...

Don't know how the local administration feels about that sort of thing, so I'll just say that it's under the same screen-name, "south" in the "5th generation" forum, likely 3+ pages back in the post...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 457,021
Posted By south
Revalving cartridge forks is a little more...

Revalving cartridge forks is a little more involved than rehabbing simple damper rod units, but generally can be handled with hand tools and a little patience. I've got a post over on VFRD about...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,148
Posted By south
New OEM Honda seal installed and cover refitted...

New OEM Honda seal installed and cover refitted (with new stator from Total Rewind--cam chain and tensioner were still like new (my '78 is stamped with the factory CCT recall markings), so I've still...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,148
Posted By south
No problem, and not to belabor the...

No problem, and not to belabor the point--especially as this is your thread--but the Honda seal will fit all covers, including my '78--which does have the smaller bore size. The seal is a very tight...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,148
Posted By south
The Yamaha seal is one for the VMax--about $18,...

The Yamaha seal is one for the VMax--about $18, IIRC--and it *may* fit; there appear to be 2 different bore sizes for the press-fit seals and no discernable rhyme or reason as to which rear engine...
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