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Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 09:15 PM
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Im finding this is key to these bikes. You can...

Im finding this is key to these bikes. You can try to style it in a hundred directions but it will always be... weird. And I think its better off that way. It is what it is, and it does it pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 11:07 AM
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I had a bit of a revelation. Went 300 miles on...

I had a bit of a revelation. Went 300 miles on Thursday and experimented with my 15" shield. Had it 3" above the headlight, all the way to flush, tried different angles, stopped about every 1/2 hour...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 05:57 AM
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I've been looking at the EX. Im not sure if it's...

I've been looking at the EX. Im not sure if it's tall enough. Some background - Im looking for something to cut the wind in the winter, but also to make the interstate more tolerable on the NH. I've...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 06:37 AM
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Windshield

Anyone know where to score a hondaline windshield for a 750?
I know its ugly as fawwwwk but ah.... Im getting cold :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 08:31 AM
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I picked up a weehawk for my wife last summer....

I picked up a weehawk for my wife last summer. Only issue was a slight bit of rust, 4k miles, new tires, had to drive a few hours to get it, and talked him down to $1100. I would totally hold off....
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2013, 11:29 AM
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Rekit, i had to do a similar thing on mine with...

Rekit, i had to do a similar thing on mine with the signals - if you want to put saddlebags on, the turn signals get in the way. I ended up with signals from a CBR, which look very similar to those.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 06:44 AM
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Looks like your outer bearing exploded. Your...

Looks like your outer bearing exploded. Your outer bearing is supposed to look just like the one shown on the wheel hub in your picture. Not too big of a deal to replace. You may need a bearing...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2013, 06:34 AM
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Skierd, I dig the combo of supermoto and...

Skierd, I dig the combo of supermoto and nighthawk. :evil

I usually take the SM when Im feeling frisky (since Im not afraid to drop it), and the NH if Im gonna go for more than an hour. Works out...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2013, 06:40 AM
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Supermoto runs on 17's :y0! I dont think it...

Supermoto runs on 17's :y0!

I dont think it would be too terribly bad going from a 250 to a 700... just take it easy the first few months, keep the revs down, get used to the weight. Depends on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2013, 05:47 AM
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34 or 36 comes to mind... ended up borrowing from...

34 or 36 comes to mind... ended up borrowing from a local indie shop.
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2013, 06:30 AM
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Dirt/gravel roads are fine. Its a bit awkward...

Dirt/gravel roads are fine. Its a bit awkward doing anything beyond that though. Kinda like wearing construction boots while running a marathon... it can be done, but its just not the right tool for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2012, 02:13 PM
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Stage 1 is generally for stock setup, to make it...

Stage 1 is generally for stock setup, to make it run less 'lean'. You may have to get individual jets (instead of a kit) if a stage 2 isnt available. Havent personally seen many webpages on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2012, 02:08 PM
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Its called a Castle Nut, and needs a Castle...

Its called a Castle Nut, and needs a Castle Wrench to turn it. I borrowed the wrench from a local mechanic. If you're handy, you could make it out of a 32(?)mm socket, as I've seen done before. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2012, 07:56 AM
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Seems high. Id sell the luggage setup...

Seems high. Id sell the luggage setup separately... the givi is very sought after.

FWIW, I picked up my 95 with 13k on it for $2500. And I've seen better deals than that out there. Part of it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2012, 07:10 AM
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Packed over 1,000 miles in the past two...

Packed over 1,000 miles in the past two weekends.... Virginia is frickin beautiful when you stay off the highway! The bike of course had zero issues. Gotta love that.

Pica - 44k miles is nothing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2012, 11:57 AM
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The paint went really well, just taped off the...

The paint went really well, just taped off the outside and covered with plastic. Cleaned the inside really good with IPA and sprayed it in a box, about 4 coats. The windshield looks a lot bigger...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2012, 08:23 PM
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Did another winter cleaning. Painted the...

Did another winter cleaning. Painted the windshield. Ready for another awesome year!

http://i43.tinypic.com/357qat2.jpg

Edvvard, this was my first bike. If I had to do it again, I'd get...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2011, 08:39 AM
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Nope. Sure won't. The Corbin seat is too wide.

Nope. Sure won't. The Corbin seat is too wide.
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2011, 04:41 PM
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Good question... why remove the rev limiter? It's...

Good question... why remove the rev limiter? It's there for a reason. You like having a functional engine, right?

Unless you want to go the full route... lighter pistons, stronger crank, new cams,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2011, 07:23 PM
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stock exhaust/filter are advised. Replacing the...

stock exhaust/filter are advised. Replacing the filter with a performance filter will likely necessitate re-jetting the carbs, which this mod totally avoids. Washers are #4, stainless steel.

I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2011, 08:29 PM
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Pics!

Winter project is finished early! Too bad that winter didn't finish early as well.

http://i51.tinypic.com/24l1uue.jpg

New Michelin Pilot Road 2's. New plugs, oil, grips, bar risers.. And some...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2011, 11:15 PM
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I think y'all are missing out on Zen and the Art,...

I think y'all are missing out on Zen and the Art, I found the second time reading it was a breakthrough.
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2011, 03:29 PM
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The reliability talk has reminded me of an issue....

The reliability talk has reminded me of an issue.

While in Vermont last summer, the bike started reeking of gas when it was running. After a call to the shop back at home, he suggested to drain...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2011, 08:46 PM
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I didnt like the standard bar risers, I'd much...

I didnt like the standard bar risers, I'd much rather have a solid chunk of metal holding my bars in place. I found on feebay some bar risers off an '82 cb450 that looked like they might work. I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2011, 08:52 PM
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I might be up for the deals gap. Keep me posted!

I might be up for the deals gap. Keep me posted!
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2011, 08:30 PM
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I have no idea. This was leftover from painting...

I have no idea. This was leftover from painting the trim in the house, either turpentine or mineral spirits. It was in a jar so the paint could settle to the bottom.

I did wrap the frame with a...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
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CB750. Trying to find the article I pulled...

CB750.

Trying to find the article I pulled that from... seems to have vanished. (Maybe looking in the wrong place!) Everything I'm finding today says either 80% of travel or bottoming out...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2011, 08:11 PM
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Forks bottoming out = something is hitting...

Forks bottoming out = something is hitting something, and it isnt designed to be hit repeatedly. What will get damaged? Depends on the bike. On my bike in particular, there's a little bolt on the end...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2011, 07:55 PM
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http://i54.tinypic.com/2iqhl4k.jpg I did not...

http://i54.tinypic.com/2iqhl4k.jpg

I did not know that this area was supposed to be silver! And those chrome oil pipes.. I had no idea they were chrome! Seriously, that's how bad it was. Not done...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2011, 12:28 PM
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Good one! You have me thinking now. If I were...

Good one! You have me thinking now. If I were build a cafe outta this thing... the challenge would be to make it look older. All the 90's style elements have to go. the mag wheels would have to go in...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2011, 07:49 PM
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I was not expecting the paint thinner to work...

I was not expecting the paint thinner to work THAT well. Holy crap. Wipe on, wipe off. Thanks for the advice, that made the chore a helluva lot easier!!
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Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2011, 07:46 PM
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Looks like that section was never chromed - hence...

Looks like that section was never chromed - hence all the rust. I think I'll just use some polish and be done with it. Rusted chrome sections will just get buffed as best as I can. The only solution...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2011, 01:11 PM
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http://i55.tinypic.com/2qntcaw.jpg best...

http://i55.tinypic.com/2qntcaw.jpg

best brillo pad ever.
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
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Check out a site like bikebandit, study the...

Check out a site like bikebandit, study the engine schematics and try to figure out what all the different parts do in the engine lower end. It's good practice anyway, and I bet you'll get some new...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
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My experience - don't bottom the forks....

My experience - don't bottom the forks. Mechanical (not seal) damage can occur.

Tie down the front at the triple tree. Tie down the back at the frame, but not as tight as the front. Make the front...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
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Super-grime

The bike is in pieces, and I finally have access to the normally un-cleanable parts of the engine behind the front tire. There's 15 years of grime back there, and initial scrubbing shows this is...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
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Bollocks! I've done it. It's tight, but you dont...

Bollocks! I've done it. It's tight, but you dont have to go through all that crap.
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
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96 saturn SL2, 156k. Little oil burn, maybe 1 qt...

96 saturn SL2, 156k. Little oil burn, maybe 1 qt per 3000 miles. This car has been GREAT and comes highly recommended. A few repairs every now and then, but all except the clutch I could do on my...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2011, 08:45 PM
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I have the same one - Hammerhead by joe rocket....

I have the same one - Hammerhead by joe rocket. It actually fits a widescreen GPS. Has worked out well!
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2010, 10:04 AM
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I would try to sell as a parts bike ($800), and...

I would try to sell as a parts bike ($800), and failing that, part it out. Spend your time riding!
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