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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,383
Posted By MattR302
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7482/16041890241_0c...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7482/16041890241_0c0fbe14a5_z.jpg

45 degrees when I left home this morning, can hardly call that winter commuting
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
Don't do this. Standard nitrile O-rings aren't...

Don't do this. Standard nitrile O-rings aren't great for gasoline, you want Viton. Plus, they're metric sized. If you search in this thread, you can find mcmaster-carr part numbers for the O-rings,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-30-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4,171
Views: 235,233
Posted By MattR302
First time playing this on this forum. I have...

First time playing this on this forum. I have another local forum which I play this on all the time. On the other forum, once the old tag is posted, that person has until midnight to post the new...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-24-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,383
Posted By MattR302
I don't regularly commute during the winter on my...

I don't regularly commute during the winter on my bike, but it's my goal of at least one ride to work per calendar month. In the 4+ years I've been at my current job, I haven't missed a month yet....
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
Yeah, the guy on the Guzzi went down in the exact...

Yeah, the guy on the Guzzi went down in the exact same spot about a minute after me. I got up, the guy in charge was right there and he saw I was fine and told me to just ride it back to the garage...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
A couple weeks ago, the track day organization I...

A couple weeks ago, the track day organization I usually ride with, www.tonystrackdays.com (http://www.tonystrackdays.com), had a special "no sportbike track day" to give cruiser, adv, and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
I've got a 98 SE with an Acerbis tank, CV carb,...

I've got a 98 SE with an Acerbis tank, CV carb, jetted, adjustable needle. A few times over the past year or so I've noticed on the highway that it will bog down for a few seconds, as if I need to...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By MattR302
I recently got a pair of Sidi Adventures as my...

I recently got a pair of Sidi Adventures as my dualsport boots. I had a pair of Fox Comp 5 boots, but they were very bulky like ski boots. The Sidi Adventures are significantly less bulky, but...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By MattR302
I've got an excellent condition fully-perfed...

I've got an excellent condition fully-perfed womens Teknic jacket for sale. Open to offers if you're interested. :D
www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23911765
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 22,060
Posted By MattR302
CT rider from Hamden over here

CT rider from Hamden over here
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
Hmm, when I first bought the bike, I replaced all...

Hmm, when I first bought the bike, I replaced all 4 turn signals with LED ones, and added 2 diodes to the turn indicator wiring. I'm pretty sure there's a how-to on here, if you're using LED...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
Yes, the LED's were plug and play. I did shave...

Yes, the LED's were plug and play. I did shave down the sharp corners on the bases a tad with an Xacto knife to help them guide into the receptacles. I thought about (and probably should have) put...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
Over the weekend I finally finished up wiring up...

Over the weekend I finally finished up wiring up my heated grips and LED voltmeter. Here's a pic of how I mounted the switch and the voltmeter with some aluminum sheet metal.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
My 98SE with the CV carb has a stumble around...

My 98SE with the CV carb has a stumble around 3000 RPM. It idles fine, and top end runs great. Starting from a stop it starts to go, then bogs down around 3k for a second, then roars to life. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,842
Posted By MattR302
My first bike was an EX500 too. Had that for...

My first bike was an EX500 too. Had that for about 4 years and 16k. My first dualsport was/is my DR350. I considered the DRZ400 too, but the simplicity of the 350 appealed to me, as well as the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
Newbie to tube-style tires here... Putting a...

Newbie to tube-style tires here...

Putting a set of street tires on a spare set of rims for my bike - are heavy-duty tubes better for street tires, or are do they only really make a difference for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
So over the weekend, I picked up a spare set of...

So over the weekend, I picked up a spare set of wheels for my 98 SE. These will be for dirt tires, my current wheels will have street tires.

My current sprocket & chain setup for my street tires...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By MattR302
Those cover the pulls - thaose arent the problem,...

Those cover the pulls - thaose arent the problem, it's the tab where the pull is mounted to that is rubbing, that's the high spot.

And the button too has been rubbing a bit, some paint worn off on...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By MattR302
Thumbs down Aerostich Roadcrafter leg zipper scratching bike

So over the winter, I bought a pre-owned Roadcrafter onesie from a fellow inmate. I've been riding with it for about a month or so, and I really like it so far, and I love how quick and easy it is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
I'm pulling my 98 SE out of hibernation for the...

I'm pulling my 98 SE out of hibernation for the past year. I'm looking to replace the 6+ year old D606's with something more street-friendly, something capable of handling medium-pace corners on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 64,653
Posted By MattR302
Not totally sure what you mean by your first...

Not totally sure what you mean by your first question. But yes, I did notice that it was more of a stretch to reach the bar after with the modded bar. I had a set of 1"up/1"back sw motech risers...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 64,653
Posted By MattR302
My wrists were bugging me from the sweep angle...

My wrists were bugging me from the sweep angle stock handlebar too. The FZ1 bar has a less severe angle, but it has no rise, and gives a more aggressive seating position. The FZ6R handlebar has the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 64,653
Posted By MattR302
Looking for Givi side racks.

Hey guys. I bought a 2007 FZ6 earlier this spring. Its pretty much stock except for a Puig screen, frame sliders, and I added a Givi topcase.

I picked up a pair of Givi E360 sidecases from a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
Stash box

Anyone ever used one of these? I usually try to remember the registration and insurance card in a zip-lock bag in my packet when I go riding, but one of these seems convenient....
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,027
Posted By MattR302
I was in the same boat as you. Riding for 4-5...

I was in the same boat as you. Riding for 4-5 years, have had 2 streetbikes, (EX500 and an older ZX6R), 5'9", with a short inseam. I was looking for a dualsport under $2000. I ended up getting a...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 81,781
Posted By MattR302
yes, a pot would accomplish the same thing, or...

yes, a pot would accomplish the same thing, or different resistors, but the problem with that is that you're losing energy to the resistors in the form of heat (the resistors will get hot). If...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 81,781
Posted By MattR302
I started to make my own heated jacket about 2-3...

I started to make my own heated jacket about 2-3 years ago, never got around to putting the connector on the end of it and finishing it up. I believe I used about 33' of 30awg teflon wire i bought...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-15-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,017
Posted By MattR302
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Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,414
Posted By MattR302
I was kinda in the same boat as you, 5 years...

I was kinda in the same boat as you, 5 years street riding on a EX500 and ZX6R, absolutely zero dirt experience, was looking at a dualsport earlier this spring, without really knowing what kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,075
Posted By MattR302
The same thing happens on my new-to-me DR350 at...

The same thing happens on my new-to-me DR350 at highway speeds as well. It needs a death grip on the bars or else its wicked tankslapper. I havent really looked into it yet.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By MattR302
I was gonna offer ya my garage in Hamden, but I...

I was gonna offer ya my garage in Hamden, but I just re-read your post and saw that you had a garage you could use anyways. Good luck man.
Forum: Americas 06-27-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,836
Posted By MattR302
Wow, looks like fun, good luck, man. Next summer...

Wow, looks like fun, good luck, man. Next summer I plan on doing a weeklong CT to VA ride, yours makes mine look like a daytrip.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
I have the smaller ManRack I bought from an...

I have the smaller ManRack I bought from an inmate here a month or two ago. It tried to fit it on one night, and I couldnt get it to fit on right, I'll probably need some tweaking to get it to fit. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
Sorry, they are from a 95 dirt model, to be used...

Sorry, they are from a 95 dirt model, to be used as a second set of rims on my 98SE.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
Hey guys, I've got a 98 DR350SE. Does anyone...

Hey guys, I've got a 98 DR350SE. Does anyone know if the wheels from a 95 would fit? Or if I would need the 95 axles/bearings/sprockets/rotors as well?
Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,784
Posted By MattR302
You also have the added cost of all the gas for...

You also have the added cost of all the gas for those times you just feel like taking the bike out for a ride without any real destination.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
I've been trying to get my new-to-me 98 DR350SE...

I've been trying to get my new-to-me 98 DR350SE running well. Right now the bike has:
-CV carb
-140 main jet
-37.5 pilot jet
-adjustable needle with clip on 3rd slot down
-2" hole in airbox...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28,575
Views: 3,504,268
Posted By MattR302
FYI, from the Ninja250 Wiki Page...

FYI, from the Ninja250 Wiki Page http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Cleaning_the_carbs_1

A lot of screws on Japanese products are Japanese Industrial Standard JIS 4633B-3/1991 and DIN/ISO standard 5260,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,117
Posted By MattR302
just pic-whoring :D givi monokey E50 (older...

just pic-whoring :D
givi monokey E50 (older model)
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,117
Posted By MattR302
I've got a givi 50L on my ZX6R (purchased used...

I've got a givi 50L on my ZX6R (purchased used from an inmate here). When I was shopping around for cases, i remember reading this bit of advice-

If you look at the physical specs, the dimensions...
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