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Forum: The Garage 11-25-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,202
Posted By ChainSaw
Musta been some moisture in there at some point. ...

Musta been some moisture in there at some point. Condensation/humid air at the assembly plant maybe? Done my Sporty and Buell on multiple occasions, and I don't remember it being funky at all....
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,832
Posted By ChainSaw
I'm pretty sure the air cleaners you're referring...

I'm pretty sure the air cleaners you're referring to are based on the Forcewinder air cleaners. I've seen 'em run on Buells since the 1990's.

IIRC, the provide a 'rain sock' that fits over the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,946
Posted By ChainSaw
Thanks for sharing the pics. I absolutely...

Thanks for sharing the pics.

I absolutely LOVE riding the Chief Joseph/Dead Indian Pass portion of that route on the Wyoming side. Makes me wanna go back!
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 47,161
Posted By ChainSaw
You'd think HD could drop a cylinder on a Sporty...

You'd think HD could drop a cylinder on a Sporty easy enough and make it a 441.5cc. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31,167
Views: 7,557,664
Posted By ChainSaw
Been thru Deal's Gap a time or six, in my...

Been thru Deal's Gap a time or six, in my experience:

A: Killboy and US129 are not set up on a particularly difficult corners, just corners with a car pull-out to set up shop on, and good sight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,008
Posted By ChainSaw
I thought Europeans were a little more MC-parking friendly...

Snapped this pic in Vienna in 2007 a little after sunrise. Poor soul parked their Ninja at a bike rack, had it knocked over, and got a ticket to boot (under the gas cap). Musta been a crappy start...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By ChainSaw
I second the opinion to look for a blown ignition...

I second the opinion to look for a blown ignition fuse. I would guess you have a wire rubbing somewhere that the water helped to short out. If you're lucky, a blown fuse will at least narrow down...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 123,442
Posted By ChainSaw
Might be a day late and a dollar short on this,...

Might be a day late and a dollar short on this, maybe an aftermarket cable would be worth being cash-out-of-pocket for bike-back-on-the-road? :D

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,786
Posted By ChainSaw
I've got to say, i have a great amount of respect...

I've got to say, i have a great amount of respect for the FI system and overall engineering in my Buell.

984cc's, claimed 92hp at the crank stock, and it will get 67mpg at highway speeds. 0-60 in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,768
Posted By ChainSaw
I think you made a fine purchase, Got a 2003...

I think you made a fine purchase, Got a 2003 Buell XB9R myself. Same 984cc engine..although yours has a different oil pump gear. I'm a big fan of the 9's. The 12's do have some stump pulling...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,656
Posted By ChainSaw
I concour. I regularly ride from 5,300ft to...

I concour. I regularly ride from 5,300ft to 9,000ft+ in the span of about 30 minutes where I'm at. I'd just jet it for home-base altitude and not worry about elevation changes.
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,611
Posted By ChainSaw
The center of the rim is deeper than the...

The center of the rim is deeper than the edges...keep the already mounted lower bead closer to the center of the rim than to the edge. Keep the top bead you are working on close to the center...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,788
Posted By ChainSaw
Under 'Specs and Pricing" on HD site, the XR1200...

Under 'Specs and Pricing" on HD site, the XR1200 shows 73.91 ft pounds of torque @ 4000 rpm, which puts it at 56.29 HP. The 1200 Low and 1200 Nightster show higher HP than the XR.



Thanks! :D...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,788
Posted By ChainSaw
Comfort: Highly dependent on the individual,...

Comfort: Highly dependent on the individual, easy to tailor. Change bars for better reach, you can get mid-controls or forward controls, plenty of seat options.

Touring: The fuel range could be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,788
Posted By ChainSaw
Thanks for saving me from making that correction....

Thanks for saving me from making that correction. :D

I was starting to think some of these guys have never actually seen a VROD motor...although the 1125 Rotax is a rare sight in the wild.
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By ChainSaw
For what it's worth...

Here in Colorado, we've had E10 gas since I was old enough to drive. Pretty much the only fuel my '72 GMC has ever run in the 24 years I've had it, as it was mandated for use in Denver circa 1988. ...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,552
Posted By ChainSaw
I've got a carb'd HD Sportster and a FI Buell...

I've got a carb'd HD Sportster and a FI Buell Firebolt...so here's my 2.

Mileage: I've eeked-out 63MPG on the HD and 67MPG on the Buell (which is 100+ lbs. lighter and about 100cc's bigger). ...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By ChainSaw
In my experience..Quikcrete was much thicker than...

In my experience..Quikcrete was much thicker than the Rustoleum, and is available in 40 or so colors at Lowes. The garage floor kits came with with their own floor prep stuff, and I hit my garage...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By ChainSaw
FWIW: I've used the Rustoleum and Quikcrete...

FWIW: I've used the Rustoleum and Quikcrete epoxies, and I concour with 'normal paint fumes'. The epoxy sets up pretty quickly. Most brands advertise 'light foot traffic' within 24 hours, and 72...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,161
Posted By ChainSaw
I've done lots of cross country trips, most solo...

I've done lots of cross country trips, most solo in the 3,500-5,000 mile 7-10 day variety. I have felt pre-trip apprehension, it typically disappears within the first 100 miles.

My advice, expect...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 50,950
Posted By ChainSaw
I suspect most motorcycles can be classified as...

I suspect most motorcycles can be classified as TOY's. Ain't like you can pack a weeks worth of groceries on a R1200 or pick grandma up at the airport with it...unless she packs really light.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 16,887
Posted By ChainSaw
I understand your point. I'm not knocking your...

I understand your point. I'm not knocking your choice at all.

For me, mileage is the big deciding factor for me, not snobbishness. 57 mpg vs 18-ish makes the math pretty easy for me. I'm a...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,709
Posted By ChainSaw
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/108/l_...

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/108/l_4a5a50011e5072e999ba4f034998a858.jpg

A picture of my late fathers trike. It started it's life as a 2005 American Ironhorse. 117in S&S engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 16,887
Posted By ChainSaw
To each there own...

I prefer riding motorcycles to trailering them, mostly 'cause my bikes get much better mileage than my truck. :D I've ridden my HD Sportster in 49 states, a bunch of Canada a a wee bit of Mexico.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,846
Posted By ChainSaw
My advice...plug it and forget it.

I swear every rear MC tire I've had I've taken a nail in. I've plugged every one with string type plugs bought from any auto parts store. I've yet to have one fail.

Longest I've run was plugged...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,710
Posted By ChainSaw
...don't know about making folks jealous, but

I think rolling up on a vintage Indian, old Ducati or a similar non-flashy exotic would set the right tone. You'd look cool, but not pretentious. Kinda like showing up in a 1958 Corvette vs a 2007...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,052,948
Posted By ChainSaw
Bike number 2

Bike number 2
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,052,948
Posted By ChainSaw
A couple of Police bikes from San Jose, Costa...

A couple of Police bikes from San Jose, Costa Rica in May of 2008.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-15-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,590,632
Posted By ChainSaw
Blue sky above a tornado? Hmmm...Looks like...

Blue sky above a tornado? Hmmm...Looks like photoshop to me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,228
Posted By ChainSaw
2001 Harley Sportster 883C Worst Ever 39mpg,...

2001 Harley Sportster 883C
Worst Ever 39mpg, 85-95ish in the wind on a long road trip
Best Ever: 65mpg, 55-65ish on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Average Highway: 57 mpg
In Town Average: low 50's
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,725
Posted By ChainSaw
Occasionally a cager wants to race me on my...

Occasionally a cager wants to race me on my Buell, which is an 11+ second bike bone stock. Normally I just spank them to the speed limit. Funny how they never make eye contact at the next light.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,917
Posted By ChainSaw
FWIW: I was the only lefty in my MSF course many...

FWIW: I was the only lefty in my MSF course many moons ago, and the only one of 16 who didn't run over the cone on the 90 degree right hand turn (I clobbered the left hand turn cone) :evil

Can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,874
Posted By ChainSaw
I wonder what bikes they tested? It has been...

I wonder what bikes they tested?

It has been long rumored that my 2003 Buell XB9R was designed to pass the California 2008 emission standards, without catalytic convertors, and this is on a bike...
Forum: Face plant 08-13-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,639
Posted By ChainSaw
WOW! Glad you made it alive and kicking. Been...

WOW! Glad you made it alive and kicking. Been within yards of being struck a couple of times in my youth. Lightning scares the crap out of me!!!


Here in Colorado, 2 I recall.

#1: Local...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By ChainSaw
I know you don't have a Harley, but you can...

I know you don't have a Harley, but you can surley borrow a theme from them. :)

The Harley Owners Group has an amusing theme I've done called "The ABC's of Touring". You take a picture of...
Forum: Face plant 06-17-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By ChainSaw
Thumb Nicely done 'flight' report. Glad you're able to...

Nicely done 'flight' report. Glad you're able to tell the story yourself. I've been meaning to get a beefier spine protector for my jacket...

Any pics of the bike post-mortem?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,429
Posted By ChainSaw
I see where you're coming from...but... My...

I see where you're coming from...but...

My camera is no more distracting to operate than my car stereo, and it has fewer buttons to boot. I need to push one to turn it on, and one to snap the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By ChainSaw
I wave to the cops. I rarely get a wave back, I...

I wave to the cops. I rarely get a wave back, I assume because of my harsh, intimidating demeanor....or the fact the dude has a donut on each finger of his wavin' hand'. :wink:

I waved to a guy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,737
Posted By ChainSaw
A question for the LEO's

Slightly off topic but...

What is the correct response to "Do you know how fast you were going?"

Frankly, I'm rarely in the mood to incriminate myself, and it seems there is no way to answer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,429
Posted By ChainSaw
self portrait in Yellowstone

self portrait in Yellowstone
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