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Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-13-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,763
Posted By Derailleur
Wink You have a first gen ex 500 engine in there (87...

You have a first gen ex 500 engine in there (87 -92/93) they have 4 cooling fins vs the 2nd gens 5.

A few issues to be aware of with the first gen engine - the stator likes to fling its magnets...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-17-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,219
Posted By Derailleur
Very nice build, looks like you nailed the...

Very nice build, looks like you nailed the steampunk perfectly
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,967
Views: 2,288,043
Posted By Derailleur
Doc, LDF and crew have fun. Thank you for...

Doc, LDF and crew have fun.

Thank you for the entertainment and photos, looking forward to the next one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,433
Posted By Derailleur
Glad to hear you are back on the bike and healing

Glad to hear you are back on the bike and healing
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,475
Posted By Derailleur
Sport tourer/Standard Half fairing Capable of...

Sport tourer/Standard
Half fairing
Capable of mounting hard bags (Gviv/Pelican/similar)
400 - 450cc thumper or twin
325 - 375lbs wet (curb ready to go) with at least 17l of gas (sorry, do that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 79,568
Posted By Derailleur
I used to ride road bikes at a low competitive...

I used to ride road bikes at a low competitive level (think 6 - 10 hr training rides) after that the stock seat on my 125 feels like a lazy boy, I have done 14hr days for multiple days on it. Those...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,560
Posted By Derailleur
I like the Joe Rocket pants I've had 2 pairs of...

I like the Joe Rocket pants I've had 2 pairs of the Alter Ego's, although they let in a little along the bottom of the zip, with the liner in (which I'm assuming would be the case in colder weather)...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,560
Posted By Derailleur
Having done both solo and group rides, one of the...

Having done both solo and group rides, one of the best suggestions I know of for riding with a group is to do a shorter ride (weekend/long weekend) to work out how well you manage together as a group...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,725
Posted By Derailleur
Bike: CBR125 Longest single day - 680ish...

Bike: CBR125

Longest single day - 680ish miles, Quebec City, QC to Toronto, ON superslab with camping gear

Multi Day - 1750ish miles not counting the ferry, 3 days - Toronto, ON to Toronto, ON...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,138
Posted By Derailleur
I just got back from a Harley demo day which was...

I just got back from a Harley demo day which was started late (must be above +5C according to their insurance co) and finished early (someone had to lay one down :evil)

Having said that I went...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,402
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Views: 315,271
Posted By Derailleur
When soldering connections onto the switch which...

When soldering connections onto the switch which has replaced your ignition be sure to put the protective rubber boot back on the switch before you solder, or at least before you leave to cross the...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,208
Posted By Derailleur
If you have an already opened tube/can of rubber...

If you have an already opened tube/can of rubber cement stick some in the hole, extra reinforcing is always a good thing.

Other than that, take it for a ride, make sure to take a repair kit & pump...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By Derailleur
+1 to the screw trick, or a pin if it's...

+1 to the screw trick, or a pin if it's superglue.

I also tend to store everything upright so there are fewer drips around the top to get in the way of reopening things
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-30-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 228,973
Posted By Derailleur
Very nice build, can't wait for it to be finished.

Very nice build, can't wait for it to be finished.
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,097
Posted By Derailleur
+1 stock gearing on a CBR125 tops out at the rev...

+1 stock gearing on a CBR125 tops out at the rev limiter at 145km/h indicated (DAMHIK):D
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,097
Posted By Derailleur
Thank you, that just made my day Get a used...

Thank you, that just made my day

Get a used cbr125, ride the crap out of it, have fun & be almost invisible to the cops. I'm on my second one now with 28k km on it. I've done pretty much...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-28-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 29,773
Posted By Derailleur
Having done similar things on a smaller scale, it...

Having done similar things on a smaller scale, it might be an idea to put a tarp down under the bike, it's easier to find nuts & bolts when they drop onto a high contrast surface than when trying to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,341
Posted By Derailleur
If you dont have much/any highway commute look at...

If you dont have much/any highway commute look at one of the street 250's (cbr or ninja) otherwise maybe a motard like the drz400sm

Good luck with your decision
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 977,228
Posted By Derailleur
Looks like a Quintana Roo to me, so more likely...

Looks like a Quintana Roo to me, so more likely to be a triathlon bike rather than a TT bike (we could turn this thread into the 650 vs 700 argument thread, if this was a different forum :deal)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 38,533
Posted By Derailleur
Very interested in this rebuild, I will be...

Very interested in this rebuild, I will be starting my cb450sc rebuild soon (unless I decide to buy a running one and keep the one I have with it's seized right piston as a parts bike)Very glad to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,170
Posted By Derailleur
What kind of riding does your commute entail? ...

What kind of riding does your commute entail?

If there isn't too much highway riding involved consider either the cbr 250 or the ninja 250, cheap to run & maintain, lots of fun in the twisties.
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