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Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,542
Posted By iamcanjim
Katana, unless they kill you on insurance. Cheap...

Katana, unless they kill you on insurance. Cheap to get a recent one, especially a 600. Bulletproof. Lots of parts. Somewhat comfy.

They can easily be had for less than $1K, esp the pre 1998...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By iamcanjim
They do have lots of common parts with the the...

They do have lots of common parts with the the GSXF family (Katana). In fact, virtually any air cooled suzuki 4 cyl will fit, including the GSXF750, GSXF1100, GSF1200, GSXR750 and GSXR1100.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,673
Posted By iamcanjim
I was just reading another thread where 4 people...

I was just reading another thread where 4 people claimed to be able to stop faster than ABS. I don't believe them, of course, but I was curious how many people believed that. So I made a poll.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,673
Posted By iamcanjim
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,183
Posted By iamcanjim
The perfect motorcycle

Everytime a new motorcycle is released everyone here whines about what doesn't have. It has to weigh less than 300 pounds wet, it has to have a 400 mile fuel range, it has to have a low enough 1st...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 17,534
Posted By iamcanjim
I can see taking the truck. I am nearly 40, and...

I can see taking the truck. I am nearly 40, and in another 25 years I will probably be considering the same thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 17,534
Posted By iamcanjim
Owners of diesel trucks often consider their body...

Owners of diesel trucks often consider their body lifts and bed stacks to be non negotiable and obvious mods.....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 17,534
Posted By iamcanjim
From outside the hobby, it is easy to see that...

From outside the hobby, it is easy to see that most modifications we make to our vehicles decrease the usability, not increase it.

Most mods made to diesel pickups (bed stacks, lifts, chips)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,007
Posted By iamcanjim
Large gas tanks...how often are they necessary?

I have noticed especially on the CCM threads that a large number of users want a massive fuel tank.

I understand there are parts of the world where you need more range, but even on the Alaska...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 17,534
Posted By iamcanjim
How?

How?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 17,534
Posted By iamcanjim
The obsession with low revs on the highway

Whenever a new bike is introduced, members here wail and go on about how high the bike will be revving at 80, 90 or 100 mph.

I don't get it.

Perhaps I trust the manufacturer too much, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 31,859
Posted By iamcanjim
Many of these bikes were available in Canada,...

Many of these bikes were available in Canada, which has similar riding tastes to the US. Here in central Alberta, there is a KLE1000 rotting at the Kawi dealership, the Yamaha dealership just sold...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,967
Posted By iamcanjim
In the 3rd world, getting into an accident,...

In the 3rd world, getting into an accident, especially hitting a pedestrian can be awkward.

If you hit someone, know the local customs. In China when I rode, and many other places, there is not...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,520
Posted By iamcanjim
I sat on one at the 2013 Edmonton show. Too bad...

I sat on one at the 2013 Edmonton show. Too bad they had it beside the TU250X. The fit and finish was terrible, it reminded me of the better Chinese bikes in China.

My Chinese friends tell me...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 15,714
Posted By iamcanjim
Been riding since 2004. 2004 Suzuki DL650...

Been riding since 2004.

2004 Suzuki DL650 Vstrom. Loved it, but had major reliability problems and buffeting.
2003 Kawasaki ZX9R Ninja. Loved it.
1998 Suzuki GSXF750. In Australia, loved it,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,583
Posted By iamcanjim
Sorry, you are right. I used to have a Rebel, but...

Sorry, you are right. I used to have a Rebel, but there is also a Honda single cylinder that's 229 cc widely used overseas. That's what I was thinking of.

Do Nighthawks have single or dual carbs?
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,583
Posted By iamcanjim
A nighthawk 250 also has a 230 engine. It's a...

A nighthawk 250 also has a 230 engine. It's a twin, but I think it's 229 cc.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,306
Posted By iamcanjim
I had a Yamaha TRX850. I rarely got more than 80...

I had a Yamaha TRX850. I rarely got more than 80 miles from a tank....
Forum: Asia 09-24-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,464
Posted By iamcanjim
Wow. Gives me hope. Looks like I will be in HCMC...

Wow. Gives me hope. Looks like I will be in HCMC next week for a year and hoping to ride.

Viethorse, sent you a pm.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,168
Posted By iamcanjim
Motorcycle noise is an economic externality....

Motorcycle noise is an economic externality. Person A gets 55 units of pleasure from his loud exhaust. 1000 other people get 1 unit of pleasure ruined by their loud exhaust.

therefore, teh total...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,855
Posted By iamcanjim
This may seem odd, but Suzuki and Yamaha make...

This may seem odd, but Suzuki and Yamaha make perfect bikes for you. Suzuki GSXF650 and Yamaha FZ6R. Both have far better ergos and passenger accommodations. Both are slightly more powerful. Both are...
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
Called the shop RE: Chain tightness. They said...

Called the shop RE: Chain tightness. They said that they left the chain at the same tightness it was when they changed the tire. I suppose I should be annoyed they didn't correct it, but what can you...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
You know, I bought the Katana last year for $1700...

You know, I bought the Katana last year for $1700 and I hated it. I didn't like that handling. It had a bad chain when I bought it, but I ran the rest of the season with it.

Since I lost my job,...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
Actually, I am sure it was too tight. It was...

Actually, I am sure it was too tight. It was pretty hot when I picked it up (I actually couldn't pick it up) and examining the sprockets it's clear the lube boiled away.

Should have checked it...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
Again, I checked and rechecked it, but it's...

Again, I checked and rechecked it, but it's possible it wasn't. I know it was flush and it appeared to line up.

Looks like it was a combination of
-too tight
-not enough lube
-possibly...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
I will have to try again tomorrow. My cell takes...

I will have to try again tomorrow. My cell takes crummy pics at night.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85031588/2013-09-03%2021.01.10%20%28800x451%29.jpg

Here is the chain I used. Man did...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
Ok. I guess I thought they had to be shark...

Ok. I guess I thought they had to be shark toothed to be worn. Thanks. I will definitely get new ones.
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
The chain was a DID. It was $112 CDN.

The chain was a DID. It was $112 CDN.
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
Take a look at the pics. Are they worn out? If...

Take a look at the pics. Are they worn out? If so, I probably need to relearn what constitutes worn out. I understood if you use steel sprockets its 1:2 sprocket:chain changes.

Another problem is...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
Sorry about the size of the pics. I will fix them...

Sorry about the size of the pics. I will fix them in a bit.
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
Ok, I installed the master clip right. That's...

Ok, I installed the master clip right. That's good.
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
Front Sprocket ...

Front Sprocket

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85031588/2013-09-03%2018.23.41%20%28800x451%29.jpg
Rear Sprocket
...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
Sprockets are fine. Really, they are. No really...

Sprockets are fine. Really, they are. No really sign of wear. I should take pics and post them. I will when I get the front sprocket cover off.

Sounds like cheap chain and powerful bike = bad...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By iamcanjim
Mini Gear Review: M2R Sabre Jacket

Pros:
Full leather with neaprene
CE Armor, including elbow, shoulders, back and forearms
Nicely vented.
Comfortable lining.
I paid $150 CDN new.

Cons:
Small Cowl, not really useful and it's...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By iamcanjim
Here's a pic. ...

Here's a pic.

http://mecamoto.ca/1445-3132-thickbox/kaos-ether-carbon-street-helmet.jpg

Seems to be only available in Canada.

1200 or less grams.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By iamcanjim
GF got a Rev'it jacket. It's a million times...

GF got a Rev'it jacket. It's a million times better quality than my old Tecknic.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By iamcanjim
Kaos Carbon Helmets

Sorry if it is 205, but saw tried on one of these the other day in Vancouver. Super light, CF and only $300 CDN. What's the catch?
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By iamcanjim
Chain guidance

Bought a new chain for my 1988 Suzuki GSX1100F. The PO put a 530 kit on it to change it from a 535. I checked the sprockets and they were fine, for I used a chain breaker to trim the new chain and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,137
Posted By iamcanjim
Here are some. ...

Here are some.

http://whs87s.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/studs.jpg?w=780

Wait, what?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,188
Posted By iamcanjim
I have never mouthed off to a cop, been hostile,...

I have never mouthed off to a cop, been hostile, or anything. I have no record, have never been arrested, and have never had to deal with the police for anything but traffic violations.

I must...
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