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Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
So who's done a valve adjust and cam chain...

So who's done a valve adjust and cam chain tighten here? Ive started to develop a bit of a rattle inside, and I think the top end needs attention. How long does it take? Any special tools needed? I...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By SUVslayer
My concern would be keeping it below 120. 85...

My concern would be keeping it below 120. 85 seems pedestrian for a bike like that
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,067
Posted By SUVslayer
R100GSPD. NY to FL to CA. Rode the coast the...

R100GSPD. NY to FL to CA.
Rode the coast the whole way.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,276
Views: 1,731,422
Posted By SUVslayer
That's about the perfect motorcycle.

That's about the perfect motorcycle.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,276
Views: 1,731,422
Posted By SUVslayer
Wow, that's pulp at it's best. And tuning tips...

Wow, that's pulp at it's best. And tuning tips included? I'd def pay my .05 cents for that.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 67,930
Posted By SUVslayer
Late to the party here but jebus - great thread....

Late to the party here but jebus - great thread. I'm ready to get my first trials bike.
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By SUVslayer
Thanks Mike, good advice. The list of things I...

Thanks Mike, good advice.
The list of things I need to do to the bike is growing...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,374
Posted By SUVslayer
Looks like a perfect touring bike to me

Looks like a perfect touring bike to me
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,374
Posted By SUVslayer
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,374
Posted By SUVslayer
Ill pitch my vote into the less is more camp. At...

Ill pitch my vote into the less is more camp. At the beginning middle and end of the day, i want a bike that rides the way i want it to whether for 100 miles or 500. I personally dont want some huge...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By SUVslayer
Thanks Kung Pao. Sounds like a sound rec. I may...

Thanks Kung Pao. Sounds like a sound rec. I may do all the stripping myself and take it to a shop for actual spray.
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By SUVslayer
Repaint questions

I'm thinking about stripping the paint from my 919 and respraying it. The PO had done this, and it's a fairly poor job. But my experience with painting is limited to say the least, so a few questions...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
$20 seems a good deal. Can't tell from the web...

$20 seems a good deal. Can't tell from the web site - do these insert into the bar ends, or only attach on the inside end of the guards? Have you tested them with a fall yet?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,484
Posted By SUVslayer
+1. When I talk to new riders, I suggest finding...

+1. When I talk to new riders, I suggest finding a good $2000 bike and spending almost the same on suit, helmet, gloves, boots. Best insurance policy ever.

I'll add a vote for the 919. Cheap,...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
Jebus. That's a lot of light. What...

Jebus. That's a lot of light.

What handguards are you using?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
Got it. Once I can find the actual model for the...

Got it. Once I can find the actual model for the 919 I'll look at where it mounts. You don't happen to know the item number from motivation do you?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
Haven't found the actual model yet. I think a...

Haven't found the actual model yet. I think a phone call is in my future...

http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=67
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
I'll look into those. Not a big fan of drilling...

I'll look into those. Not a big fan of drilling the frame, but if they are effective... I assume the pucks are replaceable? Got any pics you can share?

Do you have anything to protect brake/clutch...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
Who's got frame sliders? handguards? What do you...

Who's got frame sliders? handguards? What do you use for low sides?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By SUVslayer
The hornet does feel pretty small and compact -...

The hornet does feel pretty small and compact - though I'm coming from a KTM adventure and XR650, so that's no surprise.

One thing I could see being a little tricky with the 919 in dirt is the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By SUVslayer
Only minimal experience with 919 on dirt. On...

Only minimal experience with 919 on dirt. On decent dirt roads with a bit of gravel and such it's fine. I wouldn't be excited about taking it on anything rough, but that's largely due to the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
What's FPR? I'll keep an ear our for chain...

What's FPR?

I'll keep an ear our for chain lash. So far, bike's pretty darn quiet. Guess what I'm asking is are there any pieces known to explode without any notice? Loved the KTM, but things like...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
I went with the Drive Systems superlite steel...

I went with the Drive Systems superlite steel from Kyle Racing, with the 520 ZVMX chain. Sounds like a sturdy and light setup.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
That's what I thought. Not quite sure it's called...

That's what I thought. Not quite sure it's called a conversion...
As for the second part, I guess that's ONE difference between this bike and a KTM...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
Just swapped the front brake pads out - that was...

Just swapped the front brake pads out - that was bar none the EASIEST swap I've ever done. Even including an explanation of hydrolic brake systems to my 6&7 year olds, done in under 30 mins. Next up,...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,618
Posted By SUVslayer
I think 93mph is awesome, however you get there. ...

I think 93mph is awesome, however you get there.
There is always going to be a desire for powerful, fun vehicles that have lots of power and therefore sub optimal efficiency. OTOH, the vast...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-30-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
Posted By SUVslayer
For a moment there I thought maybe ADV had...

For a moment there I thought maybe ADV had started a dating site.

There are so many choices out there I don't know where to begin. I just did 1600 miles on a 919 and the only complaints about...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-27-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
Caw, I don't know what the paint is. The PO...

Caw,
I don't know what the paint is. The PO repainted everything the stock color (I think it was painted another color in the interim), and in the process painted the screen. It looks alright until...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-27-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
Those look like better roads than what I rode...

Those look like better roads than what I rode this weekend!
Mountains make for the best roads, and alas, the Northeast does not have great mountains. I sure do miss California for the riding.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-26-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
Back from a 1600 mile trip to Canada on the 919,...

Back from a 1600 mile trip to Canada on the 919, my first long ride on the bike, and I have to say, it was flawless. Powerful, comfortable, and over all handled all the bumps and high speed roads...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
Packed and ready for a trip to Prince Edward...

Packed and ready for a trip to Prince Edward Island!

http://beckettemmett.smugmug.com/Other/XR650L/i-j5z8vMk/0/M/20150521_191350-M.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8,276
Views: 1,731,422
Posted By SUVslayer
Thanks for posting the write up Monterrey. Good...

Thanks for posting the write up Monterrey. Good piece of history there.

I've posted this before, but it bears repeating. Maybe not the same bike; looks like Justus was on #17.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 304,693
Posted By SUVslayer
Just discovered this thread, figure I'd catch up...

Just discovered this thread, figure I'd catch up on some history...
This is just incredible.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8,276
Views: 1,731,422
Posted By SUVslayer
Holy Smokes! JT's old racer!

Holy Smokes! JT's old racer!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,665
Posted By SUVslayer
I've never owned one, never really considered...

I've never owned one, never really considered owning one, and doubt I'll ever own one. That said...

"Dull" "Lifeless" etc about a 650/1000cc bike are IMHO the kinds of comments that come from...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
I'm looking forward to a 6-700 mile loop this...

I'm looking forward to a 6-700 mile loop this coming weekend on it. Should give me time to monkey with settings and get it as dialed in as possible with stock equipment.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
That's what I assume. It's one of the benefits of...

That's what I assume. It's one of the benefits of having lots of experience with slow, underpowered cars and bikes: you learn how to carry as much speed as possible through corners and anticipate...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
I actually went the other direction. Coming from...

I actually went the other direction. Coming from dual sports, I'm used to keeping tire pressure low. I upped pressure to 36/42 and it made a big difference in the corners. A somewhat harsh ride...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 110,306
Posted By SUVslayer
My biggest complaint (and that of others) is that...

My biggest complaint (and that of others) is that in stock form the suspension leaves a lot to be desired. I've been playing with mine and it feels a lot more composed than it was, but if I decide to...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-12-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,632
Posted By SUVslayer
Yep. Any dualsport would do. And you could enjoy...

Yep. Any dualsport would do. And you could enjoy the fireroads and trails that creep off into the woods...
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