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Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4,737
Views: 848,909
Posted By shirojiro
Love my CB1. I always wanted one when I was in...

Love my CB1. I always wanted one when I was in college when they came out. When I found a clean one I had to have it. It replaced a CBR600F3 and I never looked back.

Compliments the Wee Strom...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,731
Views: 878,311
Posted By shirojiro
Might make arguing on ADV harder sans computer....

Might make arguing on ADV harder sans computer. :rolleyes
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 188,438
Posted By shirojiro
Laugh But that bike is dorky

But that bike is dorky
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,335
Posted By shirojiro
I had the exact same experience with the same 2...

I had the exact same experience with the same 2 bikes.

The DR650 was great in the city and on 50 mph-ish roads. I didn't like it on the highway either, due to front end wander and lack of power....
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 36,288
Posted By shirojiro
For those of you who have 883 Irons or are...

For those of you who have 883 Irons or are considering one, let me tell you that changing the rear shocks makes it so much better. Don't even think about it - just swap your shocks for something...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,587
Posted By shirojiro
This is the truth. I had a really nice 1970...

This is the truth.

I had a really nice 1970 914 1.7L in 1990-1993. It was a fun car, but reliability was low. I finally got rid of the mechanical bosch FI and installed dual Webers and at least...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,746
Posted By shirojiro
If you're comfortable on it, it's possible. ...

If you're comfortable on it, it's possible.

I have the same bike - mine is a 2009. I also have the shortshots on it from the PO. So far the best thing that I did was to put on different shocks. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,288
Posted By shirojiro
I'm in the same boat. Just bought a 2009 883...

I'm in the same boat. Just bought a 2009 883 Iron with V&H Short Shots and it's painfully loud for me.

I'm used to stock exhausts on Inline 4 Hondas though...

I just got the "Quiet baffles"...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 36,288
Posted By shirojiro
I just went through the same decision between the...

I just went through the same decision between the same bikes. got distracted a little by the Scrambler and Thruxton for a bit, but ended up deciding between a Bonneville and an 883 Iron.

I ended...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 1,072,863
Posted By shirojiro
I'm really interested in the nc700x as well. I...

I'm really interested in the nc700x as well. I recently sold my pretty nicely farkled DR650 after spending a few years figuring out that I really just didn't love the bike. I liked my 2002 KLR650...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,801
Posted By shirojiro
New rider? I'd say no 2 up for awhile. My...

New rider? I'd say no 2 up for awhile. My girlfriend does great with her Honda Metropolitan, but it does struggle with some hills. The 50cc Vino is nice too. I'd stay smaller rather than larger, esp...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 99,846
Views: 19,150,649
Posted By shirojiro
Shinko 700

So I swapped out an old and cupped Bridgestone Trailwing for a Shinko 700 on the front. The Bridgestone was ok, but was starting to track poorly and follow road imperfections. It never reealy was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 99,846
Views: 19,150,649
Posted By shirojiro
I had a similar experience with the oil leak from...

I had a similar experience with the oil leak from the cam chain adjuster. It would only leak after hard running, and the oil was all over the engine. I would wash things off and run the bike, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 99,846
Views: 19,150,649
Posted By shirojiro
Sure, straight off the happy-trail site ...

Sure,

straight off the happy-trail site

RACKS:

http://www.happy-trail.com/Products/Suzuki-DR650-SU-Side-Racks__HTP7-4-1B-X.aspx

MOUNTS:
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 99,846
Views: 19,150,649
Posted By shirojiro
Ammo can panniers

Hi folks,

Just wanted to say "hi" and show a little pic of the ammo cans that I mounted to the HT SU racks on my '07 DR650.

I can't remember what size ammo the cans are for, but they're a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,211
Posted By shirojiro
I wonder if that rapidly approacing asphalt will...

I wonder if that rapidly approacing asphalt will be my friend?

Don't Panic!

Az[/QUOTE]

hope he ate his peanuts
Forum: Americas 08-14-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By shirojiro
No hints, but I want to do almost this exact trip...

No hints, but I want to do almost this exact trip this week.

s
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,326
Posted By shirojiro
Nice ride report! Seeing the state capitols is a...

Nice ride report! Seeing the state capitols is a great idea, and your pics of NY and New England make a little homesick. That little stretch of Haven Ave in Wash hgts takes me back to my days at...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 120,439
Posted By shirojiro
I have a Shoei hornet and just started using the...

I have a Shoei hornet and just started using the AFX Fx37ds around town as a beater commuting helmet. I don't have a great place to leave my helmet at work, and I don't like leaving an expensive lid...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,192
Posted By shirojiro
I used to have a '78 kz650, and I replaced the...

I used to have a '78 kz650, and I replaced the points with the dyna ignition too.

Made tuning a lot easier, and I didn't have to worry about points anymore.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,083
Posted By shirojiro
I used to feel that way, but recently, I've begun...

I used to feel that way, but recently, I've begun to appreciate the freedom of a cheapie bass that plays well and sounds good. I've been playing bass for almost 30 yrs now (!), and before that, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,083
Posted By shirojiro
So true! I'm down to 8. Fender Heartfield...

So true! I'm down to 8.

Fender Heartfield DR5
OLP Tony Levin sig 5 string
Brice V2 fretless 5 string
Ibanez ATK 300
Ibanez RKB900
Fender '75 RI Jazz
Fender Sting sig
Squire Vintage...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,240
Posted By shirojiro
Happy Birthday! Great pics! We're spoiled...

Happy Birthday!

Great pics! We're spoiled living in NorCal.

-S
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By shirojiro
Holy smokes. Do you have any medical...

Holy smokes.

Do you have any medical training?

This is a clear case of "better lucky than good" IMHO, you seem to think that "all's well that ends well."

If someone is having trouble...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By shirojiro
It helps mostly with throttle response. When...

It helps mostly with throttle response.

When I did it. my mileage droped a couple of mpg.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,985
Posted By shirojiro
Perhaps. Not really, actually. A decade...

Perhaps. Not really, actually.

A decade ago, time was much easier to find, and it won't get easy again until I'm retired... I burned up my youth studying and training, and now that I'm done,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,985
Posted By shirojiro
Perhaps. Not really, actually. A decade...

Perhaps. Not really, actually.

A decade ago, time was much easier to find, and it won't get easy again until I'm retired...

Plus, I don't know about you, but I recovered from long rides much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,985
Posted By shirojiro
Lots of great replies about gear, dirt riding,...

Lots of great replies about gear, dirt riding, being safe, etc. I agree with them all.

I wish I had taken more motorcycle trips when I was younger. Now that I'm pushing 40, time is tight. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,113
Posted By shirojiro
:thumb My CRF was plated my the PO, and...

:thumb

My CRF was plated my the PO, and while I actually really dislike riding it on road, it's a great feature.

I wonder, though, if the "F" is really much more dirt worthy than the new...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,113
Posted By shirojiro
I have a KLR650 and a Honda CRF230L. I'm...

I have a KLR650 and a Honda CRF230L.

I'm 5'5" and I weight 190lbs. I've been riding in the street for over 25 yrs. I just started riding off road.

The KLR is hard for me to ride off road. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,781
Posted By shirojiro
Hi there! Welcome to NorCal! So I grew...

Hi there!

Welcome to NorCal!

So I grew up in Boston, went to school in NYC, came out to SF for 8 years, went back to NYC for 2 years, and now I'm back in SF.

I think you'll love it here, and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,001
Posted By shirojiro
I have a 2003 CRF230F that is street legal in SF,...

I have a 2003 CRF230F that is street legal in SF, CA.

I also have a 2002 KLR650.

The CRF is great, but I don't see myself doing much commuing on it, even though i had hoped to. It's a great...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-03-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,098
Posted By shirojiro
Sorry to hear about your KLR getting pinched, but...

Sorry to hear about your KLR getting pinched, but that's great that the police found it so fast.

I got mine back after it got stolen in NYC. I only had liability insurance though, so I got no...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,085
Posted By shirojiro
Err, actually, KLRs are unfortunately pretty...

Err, actually, KLRs are unfortunately pretty popular theft items, at least in NYC. Mine got stolen, and I (incredibly luckily) got mine back.

The impound lot out in Queens near Shea Stadium had...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,419
Posted By shirojiro
Nice bike. Not to be too sensitive male-ego...

Nice bike.

Not to be too sensitive male-ego ish, but that's got to be marketed for women. It's pink. And Sakura means "cherry-blossom."

Just IMHO.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2007, 11:55 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 44,184
Posted By shirojiro
Laugh Hasn't happened to me since I left Massachusetts....

Hasn't happened to me since I left Massachusetts. But it certainly happens. Maybe it'e because I'm asian and I'm on a Honda or Kawi.

Who cares? That individual is an ass, and that's their...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,307
Posted By shirojiro
I've been in a similar quandry, and I know what...

I've been in a similar quandry, and I know what you're going through. FWIW I just moved from the UWS in Manhattan back to San Francisco. My bikes are an '02 KLR650 and an '89 Honda CB-1.

My CB-1...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By shirojiro
I'm interested! I have a 2002 KLR650 on the...

I'm interested!

I have a 2002 KLR650 on the UWS.

-Shin
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2005, 02:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,662
Posted By shirojiro
(Hi adam!) I've also "downsized" to a KLR650...

(Hi adam!)

I've also "downsized" to a KLR650 from a CBR600 F3. I loved the CBR, but the KLR is the most fun bike tht I've owned. I haven't smiled so much while riding since I was 17 and had an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2005, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,221
Posted By shirojiro
The most cost effective increase in perceived...

The most cost effective increase in perceived power for the KLR650 is to (1) richen the pilot mixture by drilling out the cover over the pilot screw and turning the pilot screw out a total of about...
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