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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By smack doogle
Get on this forum. I think you'll find there are...

Get on this forum. I think you'll find there are a lot of decent wrenches in your area.

http://www.dcsportbikes.net/forum/

I'd offer my garage to you and and help you out with your CBR but I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 491,978
Posted By smack doogle
Sounds like a worn out chain with tight spots. ...

Sounds like a worn out chain with tight spots. Buy a chain and some sprockets and bring it down. I'll help with the install. I have a chain breaker/riviter and a lift and tools and a beer or two.
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,904
Posted By smack doogle
Like some of you, I have been a huge VFR fan in...

Like some of you, I have been a huge VFR fan in the past and miss each one. I miss each one dearly. Mostly my 85 VF1000R and my 86 VFR750.

http://imageshack.com/a/img846/251/dscn2974w.jpg

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Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By smack doogle
Thanks for the links. Nice looking GPZ also. ...

Thanks for the links. Nice looking GPZ also. Purdy.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 241,457
Posted By smack doogle
+1 Chad, I've had my new 2011 Ninja 1000...

+1 Chad,

I've had my new 2011 Ninja 1000 since June 2013 (bought as a new leftover). Since then I've covered 12235 miles.

I'm a little larger than average also at 6'3" and 240lbs. The stock...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By smack doogle
Forum/Resource for Old Kawi GPZ's/Ninja's

Just as the title says, I'm looking for a good forum for restoring classic GPZ's and Ninja's (early 80's). Honda and Suzuki followers have some great forums and groups for sharing restoration...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,533
Posted By smack doogle
Went to both the thread and the site, of course...

Went to both the thread and the site, of course after I posted I got smart and used the search button.

Thanks for the input though.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,533
Posted By smack doogle
CBR1100XX Blackbird.....Tell me about it

I'm looking at one locally with around 40000 miles for cheap (less than 2K). Owner says it has new tires, chain, sprockets and corbin gunfighter. No issues, clean title.

I go to look at it on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By smack doogle
I commute and weekend ride with my Ninja 1000. ...

I commute and weekend ride with my Ninja 1000.

10000 miles in four and a half months. No way I could have done that on a S3.

It has a lot of engine, pretty comfy and good brakes. It's...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,406
Posted By smack doogle
I am very happy with my Ninja 1000. Great wind...

I am very happy with my Ninja 1000. Great wind protection and comfy ergos for my 6'2" frame. I commute 110 round trip daily and I have no complaints. The hard bags stick out a bit but they hold a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 491,978
Posted By smack doogle
Gorgeous. I wonder how much work it would take...

Gorgeous. I wonder how much work it would take to fit that bodywork on my '93 VFR750?
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 241,457
Posted By smack doogle
Correct. I was and still am surprised how quiet...

Correct. I was and still am surprised how quiet they are at idle and provide a nice deep bass. Very happy with them.
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 241,457
Posted By smack doogle
Can I play along? Got her about 3 weeks ago now....

Can I play along? Got her about 3 weeks ago now. Leftover 2011 with 0 miles. Got the hard bags thrown in and bought some M4 slipons and tech spec tank grips. That's all for now. She's a very...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 491,978
Posted By smack doogle
Hepco and Becker (German but there are US...

Hepco and Becker (German but there are US distributors) still make hard bags and mounts for 3rd gen VFR's (1990-1993). I have a brand new set in the box bieng shipped to me right now that I'll...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-25-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 91,972
Posted By smack doogle
Here's my new black bike. ...

Here's my new black bike.

http://imageshack.us/a/img199/2516/1smt.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By smack doogle
Just brought a new leftover 2011 home last...

Just brought a new leftover 2011 home last Friday. Only 100 miles on it so far. I also got the factory OEM hard bags thrown into the deal. Very cheap and I'm looking forward to putting the miles...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By smack doogle
Looks like a pretty good deal. Not great but...

Looks like a pretty good deal. Not great but pretty good. I would check to see if the wire harness recall has been completed. That is a biggie and even when it has been completed the R/R and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,935
Posted By smack doogle
Thanks for the info. I'm really excited about...

Thanks for the info. I'm really excited about his bike and I think it would make a great commuter. My biggest concern is fitting on it. I'm 6'2" and I keep hearing people say my size will be...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By smack doogle
Good luck with your search! Gotta love the...

Good luck with your search! Gotta love the replies you get sometimes from people who don't read your post or who just want to "up" there post count.

If you do end up making some up and I still...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By smack doogle
Great question!!! I have no idea since I don't...

Great question!!! I have no idea since I don't have a center stand on my 3rd gen either.

I think you'd be able to find your answer on either vfrdiscussion or vfrworld.
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,935
Posted By smack doogle
I really really really like the looks of this...

I really really really like the looks of this bike. Perfect commuter and light tourer. I think the price is alright seeing as how it comes with a lot of standard goodies. I think my biggest concern...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 282,928
Posted By smack doogle
Need some input from you C14 guys. I currently...

Need some input from you C14 guys. I currently have a VFR but I'm looking for something more 2-up worthy for the wife and I. My main question is, are the 2010 and newer models worth the extra money...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,423
Posted By smack doogle
Wow!!! I'm sorry your choosing to do this. If I...

Wow!!! I'm sorry your choosing to do this. If I wasn't currently deployed to the middle east (thanks US Navy) I would be figuring out a road trip in the next weekend or two to come and get it. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 491,978
Posted By smack doogle
Very nice Sir!!! I would love a VF1000 in my...

Very nice Sir!!! I would love a VF1000 in my garage. I hear those solo seat cowls are very rare. Yours looks to be in great condition. Only think it needs is a set of CBRF2 white 5 spoke wheels...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 491,978
Posted By smack doogle
Wow!! Talk about clean!!! Do you plan on riding...

Wow!! Talk about clean!!! Do you plan on riding that?
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,916
Posted By smack doogle
Did the culprit own up to it? Definitely get his...

Did the culprit own up to it? Definitely get his insurance and start the process. Let him know it's gonna sting.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,423
Posted By smack doogle
Keep up the good work. Someday I'll get my hands...

Keep up the good work. Someday I'll get my hands on an old VF. Those CBR wheels are gonna look great on it.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 491,978
Posted By smack doogle
I had Jamie supply the donor shock for $40 so my...

I had Jamie supply the donor shock for $40 so my total came out to $395. True, I could have just sent my VFR shock to Jamie but I heard great reviews on his CBR shock and I would have been without...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 491,978
Posted By smack doogle
The Jamie Daugherty shock was $395 shipped to my...

The Jamie Daugherty shock was $395 shipped to my door, sprung and valved for my weight and riding style. It's basically a CBR954 shock that Jamie resprings and revalves to your specs plus he adds...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 491,978
Posted By smack doogle
Christmas Upgrades

Love my VFR but it was past time to upgrade the suspension and brakes.

I went through Jamie Daugherty Motorsports for a custom rear shock and settled on a 2005 Yamaha R1 front end w/ brakes.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 491,978
Posted By smack doogle
Here you go. Found it looking around craigslist....

Here you go. Found it looking around craigslist. No title, looks beat but the guy says it runs and he'll take $500 for it. Parting it out on ebay would get you your money back easy and then some....
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 491,978
Posted By smack doogle
3rd Gen ('90-'93) will bolt right onto your 5th...

3rd Gen ('90-'93) will bolt right onto your 5th Gen ('98-'01) VFR. Easy day. It's the 4th Gen ('94-'97) thats the odd ball and can be difficult. Have fun finding that beautiful 8 spoke rim though....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-28-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By smack doogle
Wishful thinking I guess. Thanks for the info...

Wishful thinking I guess. Thanks for the info guys. I'll look them up today.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-26-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By smack doogle
Hampton Roads, VA Powder Coating

Anyone have any recommendations on where to get powder coating done for cheap around Hampton Roads? South would be great since I live Elizabeth City, NC.

I just want a front wheel powder coated...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By smack doogle
i had one and loved it but it is the only bike...

i had one and loved it but it is the only bike I've ever owned to leave me stranded. The fuel filter is inside the fuel tank and when it fails, you're walking. Messy but easy to replace. Aside...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,400
Posted By smack doogle
Great! Can't wait to see the progress. A couple...

Great! Can't wait to see the progress. A couple of tips that are free and can make the resto much better.

1. Take your time. It's your project and no one elses.
2. Take all comments and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,400
Posted By smack doogle
Have fun. The 86 VFR 750 and 700s was the...

Have fun. The 86 VFR 750 and 700s was the beginning of the strong cams so you should have nothing to worry about with the engine assuming the oil and filter was changed on a regular basis.

Don't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 593,142
Posted By smack doogle
Yep! That'll be the first bike I every buy new. ...

Yep! That'll be the first bike I every buy new. My wife doesn't have to worry about me dropping the money for it cause Honda will never build it and if they somehow do, it'll never come to the US.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 786,678
Posted By smack doogle
This is pretty much what you do in NC. I'm going...

This is pretty much what you do in NC. I'm going through the process right now. I bought the bike and the previous owner never titled it. I got the bill of sale, got it inspected for theft and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,672
Views: 786,678
Posted By smack doogle
I bought this '93 VFR 750 for $250 in January. ...

I bought this '93 VFR 750 for $250 in January.

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/170/dscn2738j.jpg
By smackdoogle (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/smackdoogle) at 2012-07-05

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