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Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 09:14 PM
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Posted By malagato
Its been great reading the other views, NJ-Brett,...

Its been great reading the other views, NJ-Brett, do you notice (feel? hear?) the airpump on yours, if you feel the rubber tube you can feel it pulsing and you can hear it...got 62 mpg on the last...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
75 miles, no stops, and the seat was fine.

75 miles, no stops, and the seat was fine.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
in regards to commuting, I've commuted on a...

in regards to commuting, I've commuted on a Harley electra glide, a vstrom 1000 a ducati monster 800...when I say commuting it means for me 30 miles of freeway one way, carrying a bunch of stuff,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Oh I agree, but my current life does not lend...

Oh I agree, but my current life does not lend itself to everyday usage of a motorcycle (well, I suppose you could say I choose not to "motorcycle" everyday...) I'm not saying others shouldn't use it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
AND....geez I'm on a roll here...I found a...

AND....geez I'm on a roll here...I found a Japanese aftermarket outfit that sells a pretty good looking full exhaust without the CC and a different shape but has the O2 sensor bung....it would drop a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
you guys, LPRoad, NJ-Brett, et al...when you get...

you guys, LPRoad, NJ-Brett, et al...when you get yours, give it a couple hundred miles before passing judgement...itll be fine on your loop and twisty roads right out of the box, but it will be SOOO...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Absolutely! Well said. This is a real honest to...

Absolutely! Well said. This is a real honest to goodness second chance bike! I'm firmly in that category.

But its still a 36 year old motorcycle even if it was put together last month...

The...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Wow, who knew...not that I would take it over the...

Wow, who knew...not that I would take it over the SR but I would certainly have one of both! and W650 and a GB500....
It's a disease, I tell ya!
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
So when you all get your SR400's, tighten up the...

So when you all get your SR400's, tighten up the mirrors cause if you don't, when your running at 70 they will loosen up and flop!

Sometimes, you don't even have to mess with the decomp routine,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Sure, its overpriced if you are just looking for...

Sure, its overpriced if you are just looking for a "motorcycle" but if you want an SR400, I guess that's the price you have to pay! Who ever said buying a motorcycle was a rational behavior! LOL
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
I'm at 120 miles...it vibrates, but not bad...it...

I'm at 120 miles...it vibrates, but not bad...it cruises well at 70, I cruised at 80 for a bit but that's ILLEGAL so I stopped doing that (but it can run at 80 so...)...the vibrations are weird, they...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
"A lot of people on these forums cry for bikes...

"A lot of people on these forums cry for bikes like the SR400 but they don't pony up the money to buy them."

Maybe, and I've heard the same statement about lots of bikes but in this case it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Bridgestone Battlax BT45 fr 90/100-18 rr...

Bridgestone Battlax BT45
fr 90/100-18
rr 110/90-18
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
I agree...even in a 100 miles its feeling...

I agree...even in a 100 miles its feeling better....
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
speedo, so figure reading optimistically...

speedo, so figure reading optimistically...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
first, did I mention previously that this...

first, did I mention previously that this motorcycle is...."diminutive...yes I suppose I did...
Ok it does go, it scoots along quite well...it will "cruise" on the freeway at 75, not too bad...not...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
update time

Just got back from a full on ride, none of this "breaking it in" stuff...got a 100 miles on it so I'm changing the oil, any thing that is gonna happen will have happened...rode it like I ride, not...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
I'll wring it out this weekend and get back to...

I'll wring it out this weekend and get back to you all....
Lets see....address ergo, vibe, fun factor, freeway cruise manner,
What else?
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
DaSwami...very interesting read...ok, then I'll...

DaSwami...very interesting read...ok, then I'll go home change the oil and filter and start wringing this thing out! I wouldn't have been able to be "gentle" for 500 miles anyway...This will be a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Question Ok, I'm gonna have to wait a little while before...

Ok, I'm gonna have to wait a little while before we start exploring the edges of the (admittedly modest) performance envelope....riding it is a blast and I can see that when I can wring it out it'll...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
I would but the Chevy won't fit throught the door!

I would but the Chevy won't fit throught the door!
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Ok back track...turn the key on it has very nice...

Ok back track...turn the key on it has very nice lights in the gauges, and i didn't notice any perceptible fuel pump noise. It has a low fuel indicator light, and it wasn't lit so I figured I had...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Ok...my sales guys said he was born the year the...

Ok...my sales guys said he was born the year the first SR came out and frankly was not attuned to kick starting so we looked at it for a while, and of course the starting procedure is just the same...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
So...first of all, this is a really nice bike....

So...first of all, this is a really nice bike. The fit and finish are beautiful, its shiny in all the right places, there is no plastic, and no matter what anyone says ( and I concur about mags and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Very first impression as I pull up the the main...

Very first impression as I pull up the the main show room with 100's of bikes all around BUT a brand new SR400 (the ONLY one, the other one the dealer had was already picked up) sitting in front of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
ok guys, here we go!:clap:clap:lol3:clap:clap

ok guys, here we go!:clap:clap:lol3:clap:clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Wow, ok I'll certainly give my impressions, but I...

Wow, ok I'll certainly give my impressions, but I am biased, I've always loved the SR. I rode an SR500 everyday for two years when I was in Japan (92-94), and since this bike has been continuously...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Dealer just called, they are rolling it off the...

Dealer just called, they are rolling it off the truck now and I'll be picking it up tomorrow!
(I should note that the dealer is 200 hundred miles away, but as I go to that town once a month on...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Well, after talking to the dealer, I should be...

Well, after talking to the dealer, I should be picking mine up next Wednesday!!!
Woo Hoo...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Well, it is May and I see on the dealers website...

Well, it is May and I see on the dealers website that the 2 SR400's allocated to this dealer are sold...and one of them is MINE! Should be picking it up in a couple weeks. It has been an interesting...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By malagato
Got it all figured out. Thanks for your input. ...

Got it all figured out. Thanks for your input.
pete
aka
malagato
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By malagato
02 dl1000 power commander frustration

Man, I so want to go to Jo Momma and rage...but I won't.
I have a PC III usb on my 02 v strom 1000 and while I can load the map that power commander has on their disc/website, I cannot get any of...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By malagato
gear ratios/sprocket sizes...

For some reason I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around this.
If I have 14/42 a 15/45 and a 16/48 and they all are 3.00, what is the difference in "real world" riding...
I know big in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,734
Posted By malagato
Wink I love this bike, I am buying one right now!!!!

I perused most of thus thread, all I can say is I LOVE IT and I put my deposit down this morning on one (of 2) allocated to this particular dealer. It'll get here in May. First brand new bike in 13...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25,018
Views: 2,984,263
Posted By malagato
Hi, I just picked up a 1998 dr350se. It needs,...

Hi, I just picked up a 1998 dr350se. It needs, and will receive a lot of attention! I need a new rear brake rotor. Is the rear brake rotor the same for all years and models...I am not yet clear on...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-08-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 34,565
Posted By malagato
The man with the coffee!!

The man with the coffee!!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-07-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 34,565
Posted By malagato
I havn't read the whole thread, but back at...

I havn't read the whole thread, but back at Skamakawa? Yea!!!
I am IN....and that may include a few friends...Chuck and Kirk on KLR's, Matt on his new Super T and me on my new to me V Strom......
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,875
Posted By malagato
Lets see and I am slipping so cant remember all...

Lets see and I am slipping so cant remember all the years....sheesh but i remember the bikes
First to last 13 y/o to 54 y/0....
honda cl90
suzuki T250 71
suzuki RV90
Honda CL 160
Honda 250...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By malagato
looking at a

I am considering the purchase of a 2002 DL1000, is stock, well cared for with factory luggage, 46000 miles. Price is right...Is there anything significant to be aware of in this as it is a "first...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,339
Posted By malagato
Just came across this thread...my first bike was...

Just came across this thread...my first bike was a Honda CL 90. That was 40 years ago. I Just got another one last week, a 1969 and am happily taking it apart...I was first going to do a major resto,...
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