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Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,166
Posted By ArtCuisin
I think you underestimate Suzuki's ability to...

I think you underestimate Suzuki's ability to produce inspired-handling
motorcycles and Honda's ability to produce relatively boring motorycles.
Respectively, it is a gift and a curse.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,179
Posted By ArtCuisin
If you don't care about twisties, the ZRX is a...

If you don't care about twisties, the ZRX is a fine bike.
But if you own an SV650, the ZRX will seriously disappoint.
I owned both. Put about 20K on the ZRX. Bought it after
I bought the SV. Put...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13,531
Views: 1,340,033
Posted By ArtCuisin
Under...

Under "http://www.kawasaki.com/CMS/detailTitles/AdditionalComfortandTouringFeatures.gif"
=======================================
• NEW Multi-contour seat and dimpled seat cover are narrower and ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,944
Posted By ArtCuisin
Old thread, I know, but does the duel need...

Old thread, I know, but does the duel need another thread?

My question is about wheels & spokes.

My biggest complaint with my one and only big DS,
an 86 XT600, were the wheels. I got to riding...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,306
Posted By ArtCuisin
A man walked into a bar and sat down, and ordered...

A man walked into a bar and sat down, and ordered a beer. As he sipped the beer, he heard a soothing voice say “nice tie!” Looking around, he noticed that the bar was empty except for himself and...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,383
Posted By ArtCuisin
Hang in there, JerryH. You are pretty much the...

Hang in there, JerryH. You are pretty much the only interesting
addition to this forum. (The sheep run together and away from the
working dog, but are fairly predictable.)
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 42,445
Posted By ArtCuisin
I've ridden another guy's 06 FJR several times...

I've ridden another guy's 06 FJR several times for a few
hours. About the third time I rode it, I was getting onto
the freeway up a steep hill, wanted to get ahead of traffic
and kept bouncing...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,383
Posted By ArtCuisin
I was hoping to hear from somebody with...

I was hoping to hear from somebody with experience in other countries,
maybe somebody that lives in one, one where people actually ride small-bore two-wheeled vehicles in large numbers.

I noticed...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,383
Posted By ArtCuisin
CVT vs manual transmissions in World.

If Honda sold so many Cubs or whatever worldwide,
why does China pretty much only have CVT vehicles?
(Never mind the Symba--how many Chinese buy those?)
That is, why didn't they massively copy...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 84,757
Posted By ArtCuisin
I have heard of them referred to as Rots of Ruck....

I have heard of them referred to as Rots of Ruck.
(As in Lots of Luck, sorta. Not as humorous when
one has to explain it though.)
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By ArtCuisin
auto moto? Search on here didn't turn up a thread.

(I just ran into it while perusing Chinese scooter stuff. Am I late?)

http://www.youtube.com/user/acworthpatrick/videos
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,606
Posted By ArtCuisin
Some pretty decent writing in this one: ...

Some pretty decent writing in this one:

http://www.scooterfile.com/
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By ArtCuisin
I would buy a Burgman 650 in a second were it not...

I would buy a Burgman 650 in a second were it not for the suspicious transmission/drive
reliability issues.

I believe there are two. One involves the lifetime belt breaking. One involves...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,891
Posted By ArtCuisin
I'm not understanding the purpose of this clutch...

I'm not understanding the purpose of this clutch disengaged feature. Are you saying it
comes with a manual clutch but this special lever allows it to go to auto-clutch mode?
It would seem to me...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,097
Posted By ArtCuisin
I had the same problem when I was 16 (about 36...

I had the same problem when I was 16 (about 36 years ago)
on my 1972 CL350.
Laid it on its side, cold, hit with hammer sqare-on.
Worked for me.
But that was a long time ago.


Maybe that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,019
Posted By ArtCuisin
SV650N ergos NEVER come into play for me when on...

SV650N ergos NEVER come into play for me when on a sub-60mph apex corner twisty
road. Even if I sit in one place and steer, the thing is so capable. If I want to work
at it a bit, the thing is...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,533
Posted By ArtCuisin
Seems like some of us are a little fuzzy on the...

Seems like some of us are a little fuzzy on the concept of "single", but
at least nobody mentioned the various air-cooled and water-cooled
single SCOOTERS made late in that era.

Thank you for...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By ArtCuisin
I don't want to talk about it.

I don't want to talk about it.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By ArtCuisin
The thing is pre-historic so discussion about it...

The thing is pre-historic so discussion about it probably belongs here.
But I had an ex-girlfriend who had one, so I don't want to talk about her, uh,
it.

She called it "The Truckster." Now,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,533
Posted By ArtCuisin
Memory Jog--Non-cruiser Japanese Street-only singles 175cc to 250cc?

Subject line covers it.

I'm trying to remember the offered Japanese, non-cruiser street-only singles
between 175 and 250cc in the seventies, eighties, and nineties.
I only remember the KZ200 and...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,187
Posted By ArtCuisin
I think you are fond of comparing apples to...

I think you are fond of comparing apples to oranges.

I for one just could not be seen on a cruiser. I'm afraid of guilt by association with the loud pipes,
fringe leather, Barney-Badass cloaked...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,095
Posted By ArtCuisin
I had one back in the eighties. It was a commuter...

I had one back in the eighties. It was a commuter for me. I had
a huge topbox on the rear rack. I treated it gently as though that
was all it was. Every night, I would ride this 270 degree downhill...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,712
Posted By ArtCuisin
The consensus on the slonaker Helix forum among...

The consensus on the slonaker Helix forum among the serious
gearheads is that you shouldn't even try adjusting the Helix
valve clearances. I know this SOUNDS stupid, but that
has been their...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,962
Posted By ArtCuisin
I've owned about 30--mostly motorcycles with four...

I've owned about 30--mostly motorcycles with four scooters in there.
Currently own a Burgman 400 and a great all-rounder mid-displacement
standard motorcycle. That is my resume for my great...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,425
Posted By ArtCuisin
The examples in this thread are shocking me. I...

The examples in this thread are shocking me. I got into bikes
in 1973 and it seemed that every air-cooled Japanese twin and
four with more than about 15K miles had oil seepage around
the head...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 252,414
Posted By ArtCuisin
Loaded question.

Owners, how does your new Honda compare to the
second generation Suzuki SV650 Naked you owned?

Less vibration?
Quieter?
More supple suspension?
Healthier engine performance at less than...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 29,945
Posted By ArtCuisin
You can quote me.

A cat born in a doghouse is still a cat.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 78,998
Posted By ArtCuisin
I've read this entire thread and I'm wondering...

I've read this entire thread and I'm wondering what is the approximate
total additional cost of repairs including all the ebay-sourced parts'
shipping charges.

Contrary to what some have...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 26,143
Posted By ArtCuisin
I was catching up on this thread and was shocked...

I was catching up on this thread and was shocked when I read about your friend
dying right in front of you. I wouldn't expect you to get over that anytime soon.
Give it a few years, maybe.

And...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,399
Posted By ArtCuisin
If you are a reader, some light entertainment...

If you are a reader, some light entertainment featuring a Monster.
Not the best foundation for whether to buy/not buy a bike, but it is
better than a poke in the eye, usually.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,561
Posted By ArtCuisin
(I have an 03 SV650N, naked. I finally, after...

(I have an 03 SV650N, naked. I finally, after 30K miles, put some riser things
on the bars. Not needed when naked, but much, much better when I have
the Givi little screen for off-season riding,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,898
Posted By ArtCuisin
I've seen it in many other threads/places, but as...

I've seen it in many other threads/places, but as a reminder, the first generation
Ninja 250 (especially with non-stock 15/42 gearing) used to give me a consistent
70 mpg at an honest 65 mph. And...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,799
Posted By ArtCuisin
The odd part--auto-bystarter and clutch...

The odd part--auto-bystarter and clutch shoes--that I've had to order for my 93 Helix
(42K miles) on it arrived mail-order within a week.

Suzuki Burgman 400 (37K miles) parts, mostly large body...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,058
Posted By ArtCuisin
Here's an option. It can work, but might be...

Here's an option. It can work, but might be annoying
and definitely has some risks.

If you have another motorcycle/scooter registered--or
you wait until you register the CB400--stick some...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,146
Posted By ArtCuisin
Actually, the owner's manual refers to that...

Actually, the owner's manual refers to that tappet-cover-like....cover as the "oil plug" and is really
just to access the filter screen. There is a more normal oil drain bolt that I believe the OP...
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