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Forum: Beasts 10-24-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,974
Posted By Syscrush
A buddy of mine tipped me off to an XB12XT for...

A buddy of mine tipped me off to an XB12XT for sale after I mentioned that this would probably be exactly the right bike for me, and now reading stuff like this thread has me about ready to pull the...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,424
Posted By Syscrush
Very cool. I'll just add another endorsement for...

Very cool. I'll just add another endorsement for Cogent - Rick and Joyce are really great, friendly people who are totally into motorcycles and Rick is amazing at setting up suspension stuff.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 46,107
Posted By Syscrush
Don't believe the hype. Work sucks, riding...

Don't believe the hype.

Work sucks, riding is where it's at.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 46,107
Posted By Syscrush
Wow. WOW. Love this. This ride report...

Wow.

WOW.

Love this. This ride report is so epic. Makes me think that just about anything I ever do will be lame by comparison

To get from this:


To this:
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 215,741
Posted By Syscrush
I'm coming to this party late, but just finished...

I'm coming to this party late, but just finished reading the whole thread...


...OK, I looked all the pictures, giggled at the swear words where I caught 'em, and read some of Jinxy's...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 228,658
Posted By Syscrush
Motosliders would work great on there. ...

Motosliders would work great on there.


True! That is really wicked.

BTW - I never would have guessed in a million years that those wheels are off a CBR. A 180 rear on this bike seems like a...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 228,658
Posted By Syscrush
KTM Duke wheels?

KTM Duke wheels?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-27-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 43,572
Posted By Syscrush
Can I advise against that? If you're going to...

Can I advise against that? If you're going to actually ride any trails, there are low-speed circumstances where terrain could whip your bars and crunch your cooler, which would be a real pain in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-01-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 43,572
Posted By Syscrush
Truer sentence fragments were never strung...

Truer sentence fragments were never strung together. :)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-27-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 43,572
Posted By Syscrush
And weighs 500lbs wet. Great bikes, but...

And weighs 500lbs wet.

Great bikes, but there's no way. An SXV5.5 is more likely. :)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-27-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 43,572
Posted By Syscrush
Plus they have bulletproof electrical with that...

Plus they have bulletproof electrical with that big car-type alternator on there, an incredibly understressed bottom-end, great oiling, and super-easy screw-type valve adjustment.

If Suzuki sold...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-27-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 43,572
Posted By Syscrush
And I rode a 600 Katana for 50,000 miles - what...

And I rode a 600 Katana for 50,000 miles - what you're saying just isn't true. The air/oil-cooled 600's have very linear, friendly power delivery (yes, you definitely get more as the revs rise), and...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 186,234
Posted By Syscrush
Shows how much attention I've been paying! :) ...

Shows how much attention I've been paying! :)

Q: How do you lighten a bike by 100 pounds?
A: 1 ounce at a time!
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 186,234
Posted By Syscrush
Well, I've been watching this thread and I don't...

Well, I've been watching this thread and I don't get where you saved all that weight. I'm not saying I doubt your #'s, just that it's surprising and impressive!
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 186,234
Posted By Syscrush
HOLY HELL! Well done, man.

HOLY HELL!

Well done, man.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,148
Posted By Syscrush
In that scenario I don't think you could chop the...

In that scenario I don't think you could chop the throttle fast enough to change the low-side into a high-side. :)
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,148
Posted By Syscrush
YOW! Do you have hp/tq #'s to share? Would...

YOW!

Do you have hp/tq #'s to share? Would be interested in seeing a dyno!

How much boost are you running? What engine management?

Lastly, why the choice to go with a twin setup? ...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 186,234
Posted By Syscrush
Yeah, the time and the money. And the space,...

Yeah, the time and the money. And the space, tools, skills, and most importantly, the WILL to put that time and money into a project like this instead of drinking beer & watching TV. :)
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 186,234
Posted By Syscrush
Very cool - so you're using it as a solid? I...

Very cool - so you're using it as a solid? I assumed that it was something you'd mix up as a liquid and then take a cast, but I couldn't really understand how you could have that box "face down" if...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 186,234
Posted By Syscrush
Nice! What material did you use to take...

Nice!

What material did you use to take that mold?
Forum: Americas 07-12-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By Syscrush
It's all here: ...

It's all here:

http://www.twoontwotales.blogspot.com/

The short story is that the 125's made surprisinly competent sport-touring bikes. We rode through Ontario, Quebec, New York, New...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By Syscrush
We ended up both on 125's after my stupid SV died...

We ended up both on 125's after my stupid SV died 2 days into the trip. So I scooted over to Ottawa and bought a CBR125R for myself and we had an awesome time. :)
Forum: Americas 06-19-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By Syscrush
Cool, thanks. I might just call the police or...

Cool, thanks. I might just call the police or the state DOT for each of the states to be sure.
Forum: Americas 06-18-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By Syscrush
125cc bike in NY, VT, and ME?

Hey gang - my gf and I leave for a trip to the Atlantic coast on Saturday. I'll be on my SV650, and she on her trusty CBR125R. I know that some states have a minimum cc requirement for superslab...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,369
Posted By Syscrush
Awesome. Nice spectrum of bikes, too. I'll bet...

Awesome. Nice spectrum of bikes, too. I'll bet you were jealous of that 5.5 when you were trying to pick up that monstrous 950!

How did the 5.5 do on that trip? It's not a bike I would think...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,639
Posted By Syscrush
I've heard that the 690SM is balanced and much...

I've heard that the 690SM is balanced and much smoother than the 640. I'm almost to the point of starting to like the looks, which is suprising for perhaps the ugliest bike in the history of...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Syscrush
Their direct customer service via web/email is...

Their direct customer service via web/email is horrible - don't waste your time.

Send a PM to GapRunr on this site and he'll hook you up. When I talked to him, he had them in stock and he sent...
Forum: Ride reports 02-29-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,639
Posted By Syscrush
The tires are my winter tires - Maxxis Presa...

The tires are my winter tires - Maxxis Presa Supermoto tires - soft (one compound harder than "full wet") in the front, medium in the rear. These are DOT race tires - I figured if they stick to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-29-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,639
Posted By Syscrush
I left a few things off the list - galfer SS...

I left a few things off the list - galfer SS lines, and Motosliders for the frame and swingarm. Who knows what else. I'm glad you dig what's been done to the bike, I'm having a blast on it.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 02-29-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,639
Posted By Syscrush
Wicked. I bought an SV650 (from you!)...

Wicked.

I bought an SV650 (from you!) because when I test rode a KTM 640SM I thought it was really fun but way too vibey and one-dimensional to be able to do any kind of distance riding. Then...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Syscrush
I have PM'd you GapRunr's phone number.

I have PM'd you GapRunr's phone number.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Syscrush
Thank you very much for the pointer. I put in my...

Thank you very much for the pointer. I put in my order on Thu and he sent it out the same day.

Excellent service from GapRunr, I strongly recommend him to anyone.
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Syscrush
Canadian Source for Pro-Oiler?

Subject says it all, really. I want to buy a couple of these (one for my SV650 and one for my gf's CBR125R), and don't want to wait forever for it to come from the UK, and would prefer not to deal...
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 228,658
Posted By Syscrush
Wow - thank you very much for taking the time to...

Wow - thank you very much for taking the time to share all of this info. If I could snag a set of wheels like you described for that kind of money, I would have to give very serious thought to...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 228,658
Posted By Syscrush
Double-post. My first ever, on any forum. If...

Double-post. My first ever, on any forum. If that's an omen, I wonder if it's a good or bad one. :)
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 228,658
Posted By Syscrush
I'm curious, why run KTM wheels on a DRZ? Was...

I'm curious, why run KTM wheels on a DRZ? Was your DRZ an SM originally, or was it an S or E model? In any case, wouldn't DRZ wheels be cheaper to buy and easier to fit?


My 1st gen SV is...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 228,658
Posted By Syscrush
Me too. Bike looks awesome. Time for me to...

Me too.

Bike looks awesome. Time for me to have a look for the aforementioned "thinstrom" stuff...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 228,658
Posted By Syscrush
Great execution of a really cool idea. Part of...

Great execution of a really cool idea. Part of the reason I finally signed up here was a link to this thread from SVRider. :)
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