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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By SloMo228
I'm running a 244 rear with a DOT knobby on the...

I'm running a 244 rear with a DOT knobby on the front currently. It's OK on the street, the front is vague and doesn't inspire a lot of confidence but I haven't run out of traction yet either. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
Sort of. The late bearings are the same OD as...

Sort of. The late bearings are the same OD as the early ones, so they are a direct swap into the early wheel. However, you also need the inner spacer. I ordered the late-style inner spacer and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 938,794
Posted By SloMo228
Ooooh. I have always wanted to ride one of the...

Ooooh. I have always wanted to ride one of the turbo CXs. If that were nearer, I'd be really tempted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,496
Posted By SloMo228
I've been in a couple of group rides and they...

I've been in a couple of group rides and they were OK. Not really my thing, but it wasn't a bad experience either, and I got to meet a few cool people who are also into motorcycles. That said, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,621
Posted By SloMo228
I'm sure it depends on the motorcycle in...

I'm sure it depends on the motorcycle in question. I have only ever mounted a fork brace to one bike, a '78 Honda GL1000. It made a very noticeable difference on that bike. Before the fork brace,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By SloMo228
Well, I don't have a high-powered DS, but I have...

Well, I don't have a high-powered DS, but I have flogged the hell out of my DR350 on tight and twisty roads in Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Missouri while shod with Shinko 244s. They're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,016
Posted By SloMo228
I used to have a CX500, and I keep an eye out for...

I used to have a CX500, and I keep an eye out for a GL500 still. I've got a CX650 motor in the garage that I'd love to swap into a GL500. GL650s are hard to come by and I like Comstars better...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,027
Views: 938,794
Posted By SloMo228
Very nice looking CX, hopefully you can get it...

Very nice looking CX, hopefully you can get it sorted. I keep an eye open for a deal like that but so far haven't gotten lucky. I have a 650 motor on a shelf in my garage waiting to get swapped...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,351
Posted By SloMo228
When I was 22, I borrowed my dad's GL1500 to ride...

When I was 22, I borrowed my dad's GL1500 to ride from MI to TN, where my friends and I had rented a cabin for spring break. The whole way down I was basically just keeping pace with a storm front,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,016
Posted By SloMo228
Wow, I'm honestly surprised I'm going to be the...

Wow, I'm honestly surprised I'm going to be the first one to suggest this, but how about a 1st gen Concours? I see them all the time on the local CL for $2500 or less, and they are reputed to be...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-20-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By SloMo228
I'm always interested in an epic pizza dinner....

I'm always interested in an epic pizza dinner. :ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 581,884
Posted By SloMo228
Had a close call today that could have been a lot...

Had a close call today that could have been a lot worse if I hadn't been paying attention. The driver was a morbidly obese person in a rusty, smoky 2nd gen Neon, talking on the phone with one hand...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By SloMo228
I might actually be able to make it this time. I...

I might actually be able to make it this time. I won't know for sure until we get closer to the date, but at least at the moment I have no obligations on that weekend. :clap
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,878
Posted By SloMo228
Once or twice, I've had a package show as...

Once or twice, I've had a package show as "delivered" on the USPS tracking system that never arrived at my house, but then it appeared the next day. Hopefully your tire shows up in the right place...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,351
Posted By SloMo228
Constant winds are much easier to manage than...

Constant winds are much easier to manage than unpredictable gusts. Staying loose on the bars helps, so does sticking a knee out on the side that the wind is blowing from.

Some bikes are worse...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
When I bought my '96 SE it had a factory steel...

When I bought my '96 SE it had a factory steel tank on it with a decent amount of rust starting inside, which was the cause of the no-start issue that led its previous owner to giving it to me for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,832
Posted By SloMo228
I've got a 2.5 mile commute but I attempt to work...

I've got a 2.5 mile commute but I attempt to work some corners into it by taking side streets so it ends up being about a mile or so longer. I figure I have to let the bike run at least long enough...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 475,998
Posted By SloMo228
Started in on replacing the 28-year-old coolant...

Started in on replacing the 28-year-old coolant hoses on my 944S. Got most of them done except the heater core hoses (which, in proper German fashion, are visible but unreachable and will probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,350
Posted By SloMo228
What about a helmet like that retro Bell, but...

What about a helmet like that retro Bell, but with the visor removed? Then you can still wear your goggles and sleep soundly knowing you won't die a gruesome death as a result of a scuffed visor,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By SloMo228
All the actual motorcycling advice that could...

All the actual motorcycling advice that could help has been given - gear up, skill up, eyes up.

Other than that, realize that we're all just made out of meat - and all meat expires eventually. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
I'm getting ready to do a big-bore on my 350...

I'm getting ready to do a big-bore on my 350 within the next couple of months and I'm hoping you fine folks can help me out with some recommendations. I'm going to buy the kit from ProCycle since...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
+1. I have always replaced rubber brake hoses...

+1. I have always replaced rubber brake hoses with SS lines on just about every vehicle I've owned. It doesn't make as big of a difference on some, but on the DR350 it was quite a noticeable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,350
Posted By SloMo228
Hey, we all get to choose what we want to wear,...

Hey, we all get to choose what we want to wear, and at least the OP seems to be making his choice on a rational assessment of the risks he is willing to take instead of wearing a non-FF helmet...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
Greg recommended OE Suzuki filters. I had a...

Greg recommended OE Suzuki filters. I had a similar issue with aftermarket filters as well, so I also only run Suzuki filters. I buy them 3-4 at a time from my local shop and they're about $5 each,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
So I'm installing new wheel bearings in my stock...

So I'm installing new wheel bearings in my stock '96 front wheel so I can use it with the '99 SE forks I installed recently, and I've hit a snag that I don't recall reading about on here.

The hub...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,931
Posted By SloMo228
Finally, the reason why Harleys have front...

Finally, the reason why Harleys have front brakes!


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Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 475,998
Posted By SloMo228
Tore down, inspected, cleaned, and painted the...

Tore down, inspected, cleaned, and painted the manual steering rack that's replacing the leaky stock PS system in my 944S. Because real sports cars don't have power steering. :D

Next up is to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 84,360
Posted By SloMo228
+1. Here in Michigan, the lanes are usually...

+1. Here in Michigan, the lanes are usually quite wide and there's almost always plenty of room in between. I hate sitting in traffic, staring at that unused space. It's like a whole other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By SloMo228
I'm sure I'm far from an expert on this, but I am...

I'm sure I'm far from an expert on this, but I am pretty good at buying cheap bikes. I did a MI to OR trip a couple summers ago on a $1,500 ZRX1100. I had a homemade rack with a waterproof duffel...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,746
Views: 102,750
Posted By SloMo228
Is the tank venting properly? I picked up a...

Is the tank venting properly? I picked up a ZRX1100 super cheap once because the owner got frustrated with a similar-sounding problem. 10 minutes to remove the gas cap and pull out the stupid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38,476
Views: 10,214,584
Posted By SloMo228
That's a solid ass-wiping, that is. But who's...

That's a solid ass-wiping, that is. But who's wiping whose?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12,297
Views: 1,016,202
Posted By SloMo228
I've got a DR350SE, and while I like it quite a...

I've got a DR350SE, and while I like it quite a lot, if you have any desire to ride something remotely close to a race pace, this ain't it for you. It's great for me as a dirt noob who prefers to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
The side covers are painted Maier pieces. I...

The side covers are painted Maier pieces. I thought about ordering the black euro Suzuki ones but I already had the Maiers and the paint works ok and looks good enough for a dual sport. :lol3
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
True. Good point.

True. Good point.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
Photos

Put some new goodies on my DR a couple days ago, here are a couple photos the DR's new hotness:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a44/SloMo228/NCM_0649.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
There is also the issue of fuel vapor condensing...

There is also the issue of fuel vapor condensing on the cold surfaces of the intake passage. When the engine is cold, some of the fuel that is sent through the carburetor will condense out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
Good point. I haven't really used them before, I...

Good point. I haven't really used them before, I usually use cotter pins, didn't know the clips were prone to falling out.

But for some reason I always forget the stupid one on the rear brake. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
By the time I got everything done and got back...

By the time I got everything done and got back from my test ride, it was already dark. I'll snap some pics this afternoon. The 650 headlight really improves the look of the front end, IMO.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
It was nice out today and I had nothing on the...

It was nice out today and I had nothing on the schedule - so I gave my DR some love.

- DR650 headlight and cowl
- '99SE forks and wheel (rebuilt with new bushings, seals, and .45kg/mm springs
-...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32,681
Views: 4,122,019
Posted By SloMo228
OEM Suzuki filters are what I use - they aren't...

OEM Suzuki filters are what I use - they aren't much more expensive than aftermarket filters and they fit perfectly.
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