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Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 30,889
Posted By koalaKid
i've seen the "tame" version as well: "if you...

i've seen the "tame" version as well: "if you value your life half as much as I value my bike, you won't fuck with it"
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,397
Posted By koalaKid
the 2nd gen SV had really poor throttle response...

the 2nd gen SV had really poor throttle response at low rpm/speeds. you can short some connection on the TPS and "fix it."

it only bothers me at speeds below 35kmph (school zone in town).

i'm...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,397
Posted By koalaKid
i believe he was referring to the sv-650. i...

i believe he was referring to the sv-650.

i have a 2nd gen and love it.

but honestly, the fuel injection system leaves something to be desired.

the 1st gen had a very high class...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,041
Posted By koalaKid
:clap

:clap
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,397
Posted By koalaKid
realistically, i think the engineers hit the mark...

realistically, i think the engineers hit the mark (that mark being different from what the 2nd gen sv naked is - which is just fine).

in fact, i was quite impressed looking at the bike in person....
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,397
Posted By koalaKid
i just popped a blood vessel.

i just popped a blood vessel.
Forum: Canada 04-05-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,583
Posted By koalaKid
what bike, what do you need? i used to go...

what bike, what do you need?

i used to go to ted rose of rosey toes. he's in the west end (ish) of town.

he is an old school mechanic who could do anything for so little i felt like i was...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 30,889
Posted By koalaKid
that's really sweet. i like it a lot. ...

that's really sweet.

i like it a lot.

i kinda want one too :(

hehehehe
Forum: Canada 03-30-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,072
Posted By koalaKid
i did a 6400km road trip around almost all of...

i did a 6400km road trip around almost all of British Columbia.

You can check my ride report for information. (in signature)

How far north are you going?
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By koalaKid
i don't remember the exact improvement in...

i don't remember the exact improvement in mileage, but i do remember thinking that i was using less fuel, and wondering why.
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By koalaKid
Hi DT, this is a favourite topic of mine to...

Hi DT, this is a favourite topic of mine to discuss.

Short version: Kick Stand, don't worry about it, bypass all you like. On new Suzuki bikes, the ECU monitors the Clutch Lever sensor. This...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,237
Posted By koalaKid
wooowwweeeee!! that's a nice bike! ...

wooowwweeeee!!

that's a nice bike!

What's up with the front end?

Got any more information? Seems like I will have to google "anti dive single sided front end" hehehe.

What a nice...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By koalaKid
i'm pretty sure there is a GIVI roll bar that...

i'm pretty sure there is a GIVI roll bar that would work, or an SW-Motech cage.

I talked to a dealer about it, but never got around to it.

Skid plates are easy to make yourself. Just take a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,619
Posted By koalaKid
Bueller, thank you for your very...

Bueller,

thank you for your very informative posts.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,395
Posted By koalaKid
well honestly mojave, based on your posts, i...

well honestly mojave, based on your posts, i kinda want that evo sportie haha.

but time will tell.

as, unfortunately, i want many things :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,619
Posted By koalaKid
I used to be a "Honda guy" when I had a '77...

I used to be a "Honda guy" when I had a '77 CB550. I rebuilt it and was so impressed by it.

Then, Honda screwed over some small local dealers with their megaplex powerbox mantra.

I used to be...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,395
Posted By koalaKid
Good to know. I use my sv650 as a touring...

Good to know.

I use my sv650 as a touring rig (that raises enough eyebrows as it is), and I just love the bike. So, I'm not looking for something to take long trips. However, it would be nice to...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,395
Posted By koalaKid
thanks for all the responses. this all quite...

thanks for all the responses. this all quite fantastic information.

thanks a lot for all your input!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,395
Posted By koalaKid
It seems like every thread "here" ends with "get...

It seems like every thread "here" ends with "get a bmw."

My first bike was a 1977 honda cb550, and I loved that bike. Kinda wish I still had it.

I wouldn't mind a bmw, but it seems like most...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,395
Posted By koalaKid
Triumph was my first choice. There's an OIF...

Triumph was my first choice. There's an OIF bonnie here in town I may look at.

I just thought that an old american bike might be easier to find parts.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,395
Posted By koalaKid
okay, sorry... AMF? CH? I dunno what those...

okay, sorry... AMF? CH? I dunno what those acronyms mean.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,395
Posted By koalaKid
There was a craiglist advert, and it was...

There was a craiglist advert, and it was ridiculously vague and i can't take a look at the bike itself due to distance. i was just curious.

i realize it borders on impossible for you guys to give...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,395
Posted By koalaKid
'73 Harley Sportster

Hi folks,

I don't know anything about the relative value of an old sportster. wondering if anybody here with some experience in the area could enlighten me:

Let's say there was one for sale,...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By koalaKid
Be sure to visit the kootenay's: New...

Be sure to visit the kootenay's:

New Denver, Kaslo, Creston, Slocan, Vernon, that area has wonderful roads that are not very travelled.

There's also Banff, and Jasper. Ice fields highway is a...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 29,913
Posted By koalaKid
Dear Sir, Thank you for offering your views...

Dear Sir,

Thank you for offering your views on my Private Member’s Bill, The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Child Passengers on Motorcycles) 2008.

Many people have taken the time to express...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By koalaKid
When I lived in Oakville 3 or 4 of us would ride...

When I lived in Oakville 3 or 4 of us would ride down to the flying saucer diner for some monstrous burgers every second sunday.

It was an awesome group, an old katana, a brand new R6, me on my...
Forum: Canada 03-11-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By koalaKid
I've ridden a very similar bike (sv650 - naked)...

I've ridden a very similar bike (sv650 - naked) on a similar route, and can say the bike's fine for the trip.

Doing the trip in July will give you lots of daylight, which is good.

On my trip...
Forum: Canada 03-11-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By koalaKid
I can vouch for both the Arai and Shoei. They...

I can vouch for both the Arai and Shoei. They have excellent build quality, and for me, the decision rested on which fit better. The Arai didn't compliment my melon too well, but the Shoei is just a...
Forum: Canada 03-09-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,442
Posted By koalaKid
the little lady and i are going to go see it at...

the little lady and i are going to go see it at the end of march (when i make it down to toronto).

i REALLY want to see it.

i wanted to see it in feb, but wasn't in toronto for the film...
Forum: Canada 03-07-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,494
Posted By koalaKid
i don't know about toronto, but over here, NAPA...

i don't know about toronto, but over here, NAPA and Crappy Tyre carry reflective tape. Not sure if this is the answer you're looking for....
Forum: Canada 02-27-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By koalaKid
i am planning a similar trip. other people have...

i am planning a similar trip. other people have given me suggestions like:
-adirondack forest
-catskills i think it's called. i won't make it, but it is supposed to be really nice
-bay of fundy...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By koalaKid
a buddy and i almost put a bike together to try...

a buddy and i almost put a bike together to try and enter it into that race.... :(
Forum: Americas 02-18-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
Posted By koalaKid
unfortunately, i never made it to the restaurant,...

unfortunately, i never made it to the restaurant, but i had more than one other person recommend it to me. so it was a huge dissapointment that they closed early for the long weekend. based on how...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,571
Posted By koalaKid
Thanks for the info on the parks, i will have to...

Thanks for the info on the parks, i will have to look into the exact dates.

i was planning my trip to be the first week or second week of june....
Forum: Canada 02-17-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 29,913
Posted By koalaKid
Good Show. I'd probably just stay away from...

Good Show.

I'd probably just stay away from Ontario anytime I was riding with my (future) kids. Or, just ignore it and ride with kids as passenger anyways.
Forum: Americas 02-17-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,275
Posted By koalaKid
I absolutely love the north shore of superior....

I absolutely love the north shore of superior. Check out sleeping giant provincial park. It's right by thunder bay is one of the most beautiful places in ontario. (sorry if it's been mentioned, i...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,571
Posted By koalaKid
if you don't mind, i'd like to chime in by saying...

if you don't mind, i'd like to chime in by saying that i will be in Nova Scotia the 2nd or 3rd week of June. I am going to the adirondacks and then swinging up into New Brunswick and riding around...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
Posted By koalaKid
me too!

hi all, I'm also planning a trip into the maritimes in early June.

Don't think I'll have time for the rock, but I definitely plan on seeing as much of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as possible.
...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By koalaKid
Hi cberry, I've ridden about half of your trip,...

Hi cberry, I've ridden about half of your trip, and been to every province except Newfoundland. Good call on the yellowhead, I like it a lot better than the TCH when going through Saskatchewan.
...
Forum: New Zealand 02-06-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,353
Posted By koalaKid
thank you for this thread. i am also toying with...

thank you for this thread. i am also toying with the exact same idea.
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