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Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,967
Posted By south
Not looking to engender an endless debate on...

Not looking to engender an endless debate on proper grinding technique, just trying to answer a question. FWIW, the grinder's spindle and retaining nut are in the middle of the wheel, so needless to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,967
Posted By south
The guards simply get in the way--they require a...

The guards simply get in the way--they require a steeper angle of attack to the workpiece which encourages divoting/gouging because contact is limited to the outer edge of the disc. Removing the...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By south
I fully expect EBR to do better this year--not...

I fully expect EBR to do better this year--not necessarily because of anything on their end (although I think Canepa is a good--and surprising--acquisition), but because the new rules package has the...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,561
Posted By south
No "world champion" guarantees, but Beaubier has...

No "world champion" guarantees, but Beaubier has a fair shot at doing something on the international level--he's considerably faster than Herrin, adapted to the Superbike very quickly (on Hayes' pace...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,516
Posted By south
I agree with those who've already stated that...

I agree with those who've already stated that there is no much thing as the "perfect" motorcycle--in the sense that the thing is in every measure and in all ways superlative. Having said that, I've...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,637
Posted By south
Reading your original post, it seems...

Reading your original post, it seems overwhelmingly clear/obvious to me that you've answered your own question even as you asked it: the CB1100. You said you took your Seca all kinds of places it...
Forum: Racing 12-24-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,561
Posted By south
The fortunate happenstance of some evenly matched...

The fortunate happenstance of some evenly matched race entrants exhibiting competitive racing should not be mistaken for a well managed, governed, and presented racing event/series. Daytona has been...
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 59,252
Posted By south
IIRC, the AMA-FIM marriage came about via a bit...

IIRC, the AMA-FIM marriage came about via a bit of a shotgun-wedding to resolve a messy promotion rights situation. Not sure it'd be a simple divorce worth undertaking even given the AMA's clear...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,038
Posted By south
If you check around, I think you'll find that,...

If you check around, I think you'll find that, unfortunately, the rectifier issue is common to all the 5th gens, and not limited to just the first two model years. From my own personal experience,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,314
Posted By south
I always get a kick out of the whole "cookie...

I always get a kick out of the whole "cookie cutter"/"boring" claim against Japanese motorcycles. My take/response: the bikes just plain work. On the whole, better than just about anything else out...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 301,542
Posted By south
http://southjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4599094281.h...

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4599094281.html
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,144
Views: 553,541
Posted By south
Just a thought re your bike's current front end...

Just a thought re your bike's current front end setup that may be worth looking into: you mentioned that it has a 929 shock on it. I don't know about the 4th gens, but on the 5th gens (like my 929...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By south
"All original"--if you don't count the expansion...

"All original"--if you don't count the expansion chamber exhaust and the pod filters, and good luck sourcing reasonably priced original equipment replacements in acceptable condition. Missing those...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,144
Views: 553,541
Posted By south
Of course there are--they're called "overpasses"....

Of course there are--they're called "overpasses". :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,144
Views: 553,541
Posted By south
Rick's MOSFET rectifiers are designated by the...

Rick's MOSFET rectifiers are designated by the "Hot Shot" label:

http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/part/10-126H/MDFIb25WRlI4MDA=

--Once I got a handle on the "reboot" procedure, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,669
Posted By south
I've media blasted the inside of a number of...

I've media blasted the inside of a number of tanks with great success; it's by far my preferred method of addressing rusty tank interiors. I first apply a layer of (easily removed, non-marring)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,144
Views: 553,541
Posted By south
The new(-ish) Rick's part--for the VFR, RC51,...

The new(-ish) Rick's part--for the VFR, RC51, etc.--is MOSFET, and/although it does have fins. Replaced the failing OEM unit on my '01 with a Rick's unit last year; it's been trouble-free so far. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 60,800
Posted By south
Gee, I didn't realize both the producer and...

Gee, I didn't realize both the producer and director of the vid were ADV Rider members. Since when did you two guys get elected to be the arbitors of others' opinions, instead of simply contributing...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 60,800
Posted By south
Definitely not a good promo vid. In addition to...

Definitely not a good promo vid. In addition to the severely muted exhaust audio, the rider's wobbly lines/lean angles do little to promote the bike's handling; and poor site selection: looks more...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 247,734
Posted By south
Had my eye on RV from the first time I saw him...

Had my eye on RV from the first time I saw him ride nationals and have always been a big fan. Also a long-time fan of JS--like him or hate him (and his past behavior/attitude has made that relatively...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 262,029
Posted By south
Metal tank listed at 5.55 US gal. capacity; I'll...

Metal tank listed at 5.55 US gal. capacity; I'll let you do the math. I've never run it dry, but I have put 5.3+ gal. in the tank. For commuter duty (50 mile round trip almost all on the interstate),...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 262,029
Posted By south
range

My ('01) 5th gen VFR will do 250 miles on a tank running 80-85mph on the interstate; I don't even think about fuel 'til after 200 miles. After a few mods--brake de-link, front and rear...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,442
Posted By south
Although not available in exact OEM size (gotta...

Although not available in exact OEM size (gotta go a little bigger/fatter), I've been very pleased with the Pirelli Sport Demons, both in terms of performance and tread life. The one slight downside...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,442
Posted By south
Oh, and +1 on the front sprocket makes a world of...

Oh, and +1 on the front sprocket makes a world of difference, not just in top gear on the interstate, but smooths things out in every gear. So much better I can't understand why Kawi didn't gear it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,442
Posted By south
A "budget" fix for the tank is to use epoxy--in...

A "budget" fix for the tank is to use epoxy--in paste form, a la JB Weld or marine putty.

And, just for the record, the EX250 is in no way a "sportbike". It is a small displacement standard with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15,466
Views: 1,693,686
Posted By south
The gen1 bikes suffer(?) from excessive sag right...

The gen1 bikes suffer(?) from excessive sag right from the factory; Kawasaki took an inch of sag out of the gen2 bikes starting in '08. Personally, I haven't found it to be a big deal; although, the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,144
Views: 553,541
Posted By south
Based on your description, I'd say that's a nice...

Based on your description, I'd say that's a nice buy for $2000.
Forum: Face plant 08-05-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By south
Because the 250 won't allow you to wear boot...

Because the 250 won't allow you to wear boot covers?

For years now, my daily use riding boots have been Alpinestars waterproof, currently the S-MX5 Waterproof, previously, the S-MX Gortex. Great...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By south
There is no rule of thumb. Depends on...

There is no rule of thumb. Depends on (front-to-rear) bike balance/weight distribution, rider weight and seating position, and rider preference.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,886
Posted By south
Hey, nice start. :thumb: I've got an '85...

Hey, nice start. :thumb:

I've got an '85 XL350R project that I'll get back to one of these days. Like you I went with the XL600 swingarm and XR350R shock. For the forks I've opted for (merely)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By south
The VIN is the VIN--for the frame, anyway. If it...

The VIN is the VIN--for the frame, anyway. If it comes up as a 250, then that's what the frame is. The motor will have its displacement stamped on it somewhere visible if you look.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By south
Seriously, that is awesome. Sportbike stunter...

Seriously, that is awesome. Sportbike stunter squids are a dime-a-dozen; for these guys to be on KLRs shows some panache. And what I find most impressive is that the motor continues to run the whole...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By south
I've had the same issue on some XL350R rims....

I've had the same issue on some XL350R rims. Quite simply, major structural corrosion with the aluminum; the hoops are shot and need to be replaced: ebay, aftermarket, or whatever--I would not...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,587
Posted By south
For inspiration--can't believe no one else has...

For inspiration--can't believe no one else has posted it up already. You can find the owner over on vfrworld:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By south
A couple thoughts off the top of my head: ...

A couple thoughts off the top of my head:

1) "Free" while good, often also equates to "needs serious work"; it occurs to me that perhaps the reason the motor was so full of oil is that somebody...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,440
Posted By south
Thanks, guys :thumb. Schaffer40--I have to...

Thanks, guys :thumb.

Schaffer40--I have to say, it's just a cheap hobby lathe, and I'm a hack, but the thing has been incredibly handy to have for all sorts of (little) projects.

As for the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,210
Posted By south
I've got one in the queue--just got sidetracked...

I've got one in the queue--just got sidetracked with some other projects, but should be back to it shortly. Got the frame and swingarm blasted and painted and ready to go back together and left off...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,827
Posted By south
I've been around enough actual/real welders and...

I've been around enough actual/real welders and machinists to know that I'm absolutely not one of them, but thanks all the same. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,827
Posted By south
Cogent Dynamics Moab Adventurer shock: $480...

Cogent Dynamics Moab Adventurer shock: $480 http://www.motocd.com/cd/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=3&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=59.

Race Tech cartridge emulators #FEGV 3801: $145 from...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,700
Posted By south
That was the CBR900RR; the 600s all had 17" front...

That was the CBR900RR; the 600s all had 17" front and rear--in fact, the F3 front wheel was highly sought after as a replacement/upgrade for the 900RR's 16" front: better tire selection and it cured...
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