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Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 07:47 PM
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Posted By slickwill
Has anyone measured various head gaskets or base...

Has anyone measured various head gaskets or base gaskets and found one that's thicker than stock? I need to gain a couple thousandths extra clearance between the piston and head due to my engine...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
You're probably too rich overall and PO...

You're probably too rich overall and PO compensated with an incorrect needle setting which has your mid-range screwed up now. My bike had a 102mm piston and a HUGE custom cam. With that setup I ran...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 08:26 PM
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Posted By slickwill
I have the Fluidyne and they're great but if I...

I have the Fluidyne and they're great but if I ever have to replace them I'd buy from Mylers. They have a great reputation for their custom work.

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Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,108
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Posted By slickwill
My friend picks up his "new" Gen4 tomorrow. I've...

My friend picks up his "new" Gen4 tomorrow. I've had two friends take my VFR for test rides, both have purchased VFRs. Honda should pay me.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 05:44 AM
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Posted By slickwill
I grew up in that area. My sis is still in Nampa...

I grew up in that area. My sis is still in Nampa and my parents are in near Greenleaf. I'm moving back next July when my contract here expires.
Forum: Australia 07-15-2013, 04:25 AM
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Posted By slickwill
Did you clean or replace the oil lines/tube and...

Did you clean or replace the oil lines/tube and flush the frame?

I changed mine the first two times after about 50 miles.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
This exact thing happened to me...at a very...

This exact thing happened to me...at a very expensive, big name, nationally known shop. So it can happen anywhere. Then the replacement that they pressed on was warped. I ended up buying a second...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 542,944
Posted By slickwill
I have a VFR750 but would love to add an NC30 or...

I have a VFR750 but would love to add an NC30 or NC35 to the collection. I have an FZR400 and love it but it's certainly no V4. I have right of first refusal on an RC30 but don't have the little...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 08:53 PM
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Posted By slickwill
The auto decomp was already long gone when I...

The auto decomp was already long gone when I bought my bike so I have no comparison but I find starting the bike to be pretty simple. Almost always one kick. I'm running a Wiseco 11:1 and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,108
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Posted By slickwill
Hondas always look better with white wheels.

Hondas always look better with white wheels.
Forum: Australia 06-18-2013, 05:40 AM
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Posted By slickwill
If you take the plate off the back of yours I...

If you take the plate off the back of yours I think you'll find that you already have one.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
That's also what I run. I did A LOT of oil...

That's also what I run. I did A LOT of oil research a few years back and started digging into all of the spec sheets and when you look at the numbers it really is impressive stuff. Then to prove it...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 542,944
Posted By slickwill
Now that the cat's out of the bag we'd love to...

Now that the cat's out of the bag we'd love to hear more about it.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 05:51 PM
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Posted By slickwill
Transformation from VFR750F to VFR750R.

Transformation from VFR750F to VFR750R.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 07:57 PM
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Posted By slickwill
The big end is a known weak link. Especially...

The big end is a known weak link. Especially when running as a motard. I lost my big end bearing on a road course. I rebuilt with a Wiseco 11:1 and Falicon Supercrank. Completely happy with it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 05:00 PM
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Posted By slickwill
I carry a cable lock wrapped around my bars. ...

I carry a cable lock wrapped around my bars. When stopped I wrap it through the rim and then around the fork tube.

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Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2013, 10:43 AM
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Posted By slickwill
I spent some time on a Speed Triple recently and...

I spent some time on a Speed Triple recently and was very impressed. Great engine and comfortable position. I missed the wind and weather protection though.

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Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
That's a pretty well known procedure for starting...

That's a pretty well known procedure for starting a flooded thumper. Always works for me.


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Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
I'm also in the "no" camp. I know too many...

I'm also in the "no" camp.

I know too many people who have lost a clip, even with silicone over the top. The consequences of failure are just too high. I bought an FZR400 recently and just...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2013, 07:53 PM
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Posted By slickwill
600ish miles of SE Ohio and WV twisties over the...

600ish miles of SE Ohio and WV twisties over the last couple days. I'm on the '90.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/27/uru5ygu9.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 08:33 PM
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Posted By slickwill
Another yes. Sent from my DROIDX using...

Another yes.

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Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 06:20 PM
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Posted By slickwill
I should have clarified when I agreed with "rod...

I should have clarified when I agreed with "rod issues" that it is the big end bearing in the rod that I and my friend have both had issues with. As noted we are both "sumo guys." My bike started...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 05:17 PM
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Posted By slickwill
Right on both points. Sent from my DROIDX...

Right on both points.

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Forum: Australia 05-16-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8,786
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Posted By slickwill
Those case covers look great digga. Sent...

Those case covers look great digga.

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Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
My bike is built way beyond what you're...

My bike is built way beyond what you're describing and I run a 70s pilot. I've had it on the dyno at 600ft and the A/F was perfect. I think you'd have a hard time coming up with a situation where...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,108
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Posted By slickwill
On my Gen 3 I feel like the stock seat was molded...

On my Gen 3 I feel like the stock seat was molded for me. Nearly perfect. My friends Gen 5 with Sargent seat isn't nearly as comfortable to me. I'm pretty thin though and it seems that the Sargent...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2013, 06:08 AM
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Posted By slickwill
I run a Goodrich on mine. I've had a few brands...

I run a Goodrich on mine. I've had a few brands of SS lines over the years and I really like the build quality of the Goodrich.

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Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 08:48 PM
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Posted By slickwill
Riveted on my DID. I have a clip on my XR100 but...

Riveted on my DID. I have a clip on my XR100 but speeds are much lower and the penalties for a failure are much lower.

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Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3,108
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Posted By slickwill
The 98-2001 800s (Gen 5) were also gear driven...

The 98-2001 800s (Gen 5) were also gear driven cams. The gear driven cams stopped with the 2002 Gen 6.

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Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3,108
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Posted By slickwill
Just about every bike looks better with white...

Just about every bike looks better with white wheels. I love the white wheels on my '90. I'm going to have my FZR wheels powdered white as well.

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Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
That's for dang sure. I have 4 and don't even...

That's for dang sure. I have 4 and don't even consider that a good start. I'd have more but I ran out of garage space.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
You want to put chrome on an XRR? Sorry, we...

You want to put chrome on an XRR? Sorry, we can't be friends.

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Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
I run 15/43 and can pull to 115 with no problem. ...

I run 15/43 and can pull to 115 with no problem. However, my bike is FAR from stock so it's hard to directly compare to your case. I know a lot of people run 15/45 and 15/46 on theirs when they are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
This isn't correct. Check the manual. The last...

This isn't correct. Check the manual. The last disk is supposed to be offset from the others and sits in the fingers of the clutch basket.

What I do notice though is that your total clutch pack...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22,688
Views: 2,885,031
Posted By slickwill
They actually put it there for three reasons:...

They actually put it there for three reasons: when you are stopping/starting, downshifts, and low rpm upshifts.

A clutchless upshift when you roll off the throttle isn't any different than using a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22,688
Views: 2,885,031
Posted By slickwill
I sorta felt this way until I had it all apart...

I sorta felt this way until I had it all apart and studied the design of the transmission very carefully and realized that for upshifts there isn't any reason why you have to use the clutch. On the...
Forum: Australia 04-04-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 652,087
Posted By slickwill
I'm running Kibblewhite springs with Ti retainers...

I'm running Kibblewhite springs with Ti retainers on mine. They claim they are an upgrade from stock in durability and strength. I don't have any way of quantifying that though.

Sent from my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22,688
Views: 2,885,031
Posted By slickwill
I do every other. It never seems to have much on...

I do every other. It never seems to have much on it except right after a rebuild.

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Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22,688
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Posted By slickwill
This. There shouldn't be ANY slipping with new...

This. There shouldn't be ANY slipping with new clutch parts.

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Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,897
Posted By slickwill
A friend of mine sold his...regrets it every day....

A friend of mine sold his...regrets it every day.

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