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Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By brandonmccann
but I AM careful! :P I can hear the clicking...

but I AM careful! :P

I can hear the clicking of the chain hitting the chain guard on the highway, too.

ting-ting-ting-ting-ting-ting-braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By brandonmccann
I called the dealership and the piece it's...

I called the dealership and the piece it's hitting is the chain guard. If I rotate the wheel on it's stand, there's one spot where you can see it get real close to the chain guard. Maybe there's one...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By brandonmccann
Can that be? The bike itself only has a little...

Can that be? The bike itself only has a little over 8000 miles on it and when I clean the chain it looks really good. Like new, all shiny and what have you.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By brandonmccann
a clickity clack and a thumpity thump.

So I went to do my regular chain maintenance the other day and instead of riding it to warm the chain, I let it run on my kickstand. Doing so..exposed something I worry about. With the clutch in, the...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By brandonmccann
As a neat little update, I've been growing out my...

As a neat little update, I've been growing out my beard and my helmet has interestingly started to fit a little better on the cheeks. I'll actually be shopping for a smaller size helmet soon as...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By brandonmccann
Yeah, I had thought it could have been me. But...

Yeah, I had thought it could have been me. But the place it is at is farther up than my knee can reach, and the only thing that could scratch it would be the zippers on my pants. Only problem with...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By brandonmccann
Ah! I'll check out some of the local places. All...

Ah! I'll check out some of the local places. All that's here is wal mart, NAPA, O reilleys, and Autozone, though.
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By brandonmccann
No real body shops here. It's deep enough to...

No real body shops here.

It's deep enough to be seen at any angle but It's not deep enough to feel the transition. It's also not a straight line so that might be a factor as well. It looks as if...
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By brandonmccann
Buff out scratches?

SO at the end of last month I realized that someone had keyed my bike on the gas tank. I didn't notice it earlier because of the shape of the gas tank. Anyways, I was wondering how I might could go...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By brandonmccann
helmet cheekpads

Alright,

So I have an HJC RPHA-10 helmet which fit great when I bought it. I'm in between sizes so I have to go with a medium, as the shell of a small would be to small, and a large would be too...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By brandonmccann
Where would I look to obtain such? I also have no...

Where would I look to obtain such? I also have no clue as to how to install that. I can solder, but wouldn't know where to start.
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By brandonmccann
maybe they got through the panel to unlock the...

maybe they got through the panel to unlock the door?
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By brandonmccann
Yeah but me having to cut into something to make...

Yeah but me having to cut into something to make it work kind of doesn't make me feel comfortable. As far as the stern lighting, are the H7 bulbs white? All I'm looking for is something to light up a...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By brandonmccann
would it be legal if I went with the HID bulbs? I...

would it be legal if I went with the HID bulbs? I was planning on 6000k
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By brandonmccann
Aftermarket Bulbs

So I've been pondering getting some different bulbs for my bike. I live right off a rural highway and I feel that my light is not sufficient enough for the road speed.

In my searches, I've found...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,583
Posted By brandonmccann
The issue for me isn't ever going down the hill...

The issue for me isn't ever going down the hill as it's literally maybe 15 feet to where it gets level. My driveway is little more than dirt with a truckfull of rocks thrown loosely around. Anytime I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,583
Posted By brandonmccann
How not to slide the rear tire in gravel?

Alright,

So any time I've ever dropped my bike is due to gravel. First time was because I didn't pick out a good spot in the road to stop, and the other 2 were because no one ever mentioned that...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By brandonmccann
I used a 5 minute epoxy in the end and it held...

I used a 5 minute epoxy in the end and it held pretty well. The signal stays in by itself, it's just I don't want to rely on the rubber insert to keep it connected to the headlight.

Anyways, the...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By brandonmccann
What kind? I'm not familiar with any adhesive...

What kind? I'm not familiar with any adhesive besides epoxies, silicone, jb weld, normal glue, and gorilla glue..
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By brandonmccann
adhesive for turn signals?

Alright,

So when I had first dropped my bike it broke off a turn signal. The problem is that the turn signal is fine, but it broke where it bolts into the headlight housing. To better explain:...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By brandonmccann
get some more experience under my belt and I...

get some more experience under my belt and I might just do that :) Get a new jacket or something.
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By brandonmccann
Found the perfect one :) I really like the HJC...

Found the perfect one :) I really like the HJC RPHA series so I think I'm going to go with them. The only other one would be a Shoei Qwest but the HJC's foam is much nicer than the Shoei.

edit:...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By brandonmccann
Oh, No. They just made me try on everything and...

Oh, No. They just made me try on everything and checked for gaps and movement. I'm going out of town tomorrow for my MSF course so I'll head to a dealership on the lunch break to see if HJC or Shoei...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By brandonmccann
Well, When I was at the dealership to get...

Well,

When I was at the dealership to get my bike I tried on a Shoei Qwest and they said that Medium was the size that fit me correctly.

Tomorrow after my safety course I'm going to a...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By brandonmccann
Well, It really isn't the cheeks that...

Well,

It really isn't the cheeks that bother me. They're just tight enough for me to chew on my cheeks. There is a pressure point on the right side of my helmet, when I flex my jaw muscle....
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By brandonmccann
proper helmet fit

Alright,

So in my searches and what I've been told at the dealers, is that you want your helmet as tight as you can get it, if any, it can only move very slightly. It shouldn't obstruct your...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By brandonmccann
Shiver mods

Alright,

So I learned the hard way about proper footing when you go to stop and I dropped my bike. If you must know, it was gravel and an uneven road. Nothing was really damaged so everything is...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
http://i46.tinypic.com/2s13cee.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/2s13cee.jpg
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
Later this weekend ;)

Later this weekend ;)
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
Got the Shiver 750 :) I'll pick it up in a week...

Got the Shiver 750 :) I'll pick it up in a week or so or have it shipped here. I've gotta call the dealer tomorrow and see but..I got my bike! lol. It's the blue and silver one. I'll paint it black...
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
I went and measured my legs. The highest point of...

I went and measured my legs. The highest point of my legs is (roughly)between 31 and 32 inches. With my boots, I have an added height of about 2 inches(I measured without). The seat height for the...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
Neat link! Unsure of it's accuracy, but the link...

Neat link! Unsure of it's accuracy, but the link shows I would need to drop the bike down to about 30 inches.
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
I live in Snyder. It's in west texas out by...

I live in Snyder. It's in west texas out by lubbock, san angelo, abilene, midland, sweetwater...those are all the closest cities that people tend to know of around me.
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
Well, it won't be the first bike I've EVER...

Well, it won't be the first bike I've EVER ridden. I used to ride my dirt bike quite a lot as a kid. Eventually I just got too big for it and didn't have a place to ride nor did my dad have the time...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
Yeah, I was planning on keeping it in the Rain...

Yeah, I was planning on keeping it in the Rain mapping for a pretty good while if I did go with the Shiver. Where I live, there's a ton of empty highway to get practice on. Same place my dad took me...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
I've looked at the ninja 250, actually what I...

I've looked at the ninja 250, actually what I originally had wanted. After looking around at what some people said about it's stability at highway speeds I was deterred from it. Also the fact that it...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
Well It's not the only transportation I'll have,...

Well It's not the only transportation I'll have, but rather what I'd choose. My car gets half the gas mileage that the shiver would and gas doesn't run too cheap. If it's raining or the roads are...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
Yeah, it will be my first. I know of a place...

Yeah, it will be my first. I know of a place where I can get some experience with it before I take it out anywhere crowded and my town is small so the traffic is weak. I don't think I should go with...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,573
Posted By brandonmccann
Bike for a short person?

I've been interested in an Aprila Shiver 750 but I'm starting to worry if it will be too tall. Now, the common suggestion would be to simply go and try it out but it's a 5 hour drive to the nearest...
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