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Forum: The Garage 06-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By Skidmarkart
Well, after having poked around for a local...

Well, after having poked around for a local motor, I could not find the "sweet spot" i.e. a confidence inspiring motor. I have decided, under the circumstances, to go rebuild. I know the motor was...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By Skidmarkart
Yeah, seems the same here. The PO on my bike was...

Yeah, seems the same here. The PO on my bike was actually wearing a GoPro when the oil light issue happened. 3k RPM, going may 35mph in downtown traffic. Bike was off in 20 seconds. Total rebuild...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By Skidmarkart
Yeah, the bits on this engine are killing me....

Yeah, the bits on this engine are killing me. I've paid for a rebuild before, my shop is very good. Don't mind doing it.

BUT day-um, the parts for this beast are expensive. I really don't want to...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By Skidmarkart
It's a ZX12R, so I seriously doubt any engine has...

It's a ZX12R, so I seriously doubt any engine has been stunted, or even run at very high revs for very long (they tend to get into "wreck and you are dead" territory very quickly).

Although, you...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By Skidmarkart
Rebuild vs Replacement Engine - thoughts?

Okay, so I got a super cheap deal on a nice motorcycle with the understanding that it had the oil light come on while riding and was making funny noises. I assumed the worst, and got it for a price...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,994
Posted By Skidmarkart
I guess I am swimming against the current (not...

I guess I am swimming against the current (not necessarily on this thread), but I rode a 1200 and loved it. I would have purchased it if I had not got beaten getting a check into the owner's hand....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,176
Posted By Skidmarkart
You had me at Butter Chicken Poutine. You didn't...

You had me at Butter Chicken Poutine. You didn't need to say anything more.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By Skidmarkart
Well, to be more specific, the GPZ1100e is pretty...

Well, to be more specific, the GPZ1100e is pretty heavy at around 560lbs. I weigh about 220lbs, and I ride the old girl pretty hard. The bike originally came with more standard-issue budget hardware...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By Skidmarkart
Race Tech springs and cartridge emulators - worth it?

Howdy all.

I have an older bike (a 1996 GPZ1100e). I really like the everything about the bike, except for the thought of my knee being between the bike and the pavement. The front is is way too...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,655
Posted By Skidmarkart
Confucius says: "There are no soul-less bikes,...

Confucius says: "There are no soul-less bikes, Grasshopper, only soul-less riders" :D
Forum: Photos 04-23-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11,384
Views: 3,922,255
Posted By Skidmarkart
It is a Saddleman, this one I think... (It's been...

It is a Saddleman, this one I think... (It's been a while since I bought it)

http://www.saddlemen.com/ts1620s-tunneltail-bag-universal

It's a nice size for me, fairly compact and good for a...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-22-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,051
Posted By Skidmarkart
I rode the Mana too, and found it be a lot of fun...

I rode the Mana too, and found it be a lot of fun (though not as fun as the VFR 1200). The CVT is definitely a different feeling, but not bad per say. The Honda, you are very aware of the shifts,...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-21-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,051
Posted By Skidmarkart
Just tested a VFR1200 DCT, and I can say without...

Just tested a VFR1200 DCT, and I can say without a doubt, definitely not a scooter. The system is very well thought out. A drive mode (there a settings for normal and sport maybe some others), and a...
Forum: Photos 04-20-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11,384
Views: 3,922,255
Posted By Skidmarkart
Old, but still fun to ride and good lookin' (to...

Old, but still fun to ride and good lookin' (to my eye anyway).

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p488/riddemking/_DSC1474_zps71ibefcd.jpg...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-14-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 29,795
Posted By Skidmarkart
Yeah, I own a Dorsoduro. I have had lots of...

Yeah, I own a Dorsoduro. I have had lots of bikes, some faster, some lighter, some more comfortable, some with better suspension, but I have never, ever had anything more fun to ride around my little...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,801
Posted By Skidmarkart
You cannot go wrong with either the Honda 599 or...

You cannot go wrong with either the Honda 599 or SV650N. Both bikes are fantastic, naked, they fit your budget and size, both are an absolute hoot to ride, and they are dirt cheap to own and...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-15-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,997
Posted By Skidmarkart
Excellent work, I love the radiator relocation. I...

Excellent work, I love the radiator relocation. I was considering doing this to a SH, and had I gotten there, yours would have been the blueprint. Very nice bike, looks almost factory. Wish Honda had...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-15-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,997
Posted By Skidmarkart
Yeeaahh, I think the folks who look at the at the...

Yeeaahh, I think the folks who look at the at the "spec" numbers the mags put out back then probably when to HP numbers, 0-60 times, then 0-100 times then 1/4 mile. Then they went and bought the...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-06-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By Skidmarkart
Funny, I had both those bikes (Katana 600 and...

Funny, I had both those bikes (Katana 600 and Seca 600). I have to say, both were pretty exceptional motorcycles. Not in a performance sense, but in a "they never broke or needed any maintenance......
Forum: Road Warriors 01-02-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,997
Posted By Skidmarkart
Loved mine. Did everything well, but...

Loved mine.

Did everything well, but nothing amazing. Was super-fun to ride and made loads of USABLE power. Not the fastest bike out there, but you will not get left behind by one. Versus an I4,...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-09-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By Skidmarkart
I think about it, but honestly that seems like...

I think about it, but honestly that seems like more project than I want to take-on right now. They did not sell to many of these bikes, so unlike a lot of other models, there is not a great deal of...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-09-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By Skidmarkart
Thanks again folks, I have brake caliper rebuild...

Thanks again folks, I have brake caliper rebuild kits coming for the weekend... think I can manage that on my own. Also got some new EBC pads. I'll check that and if it is enough. If not, then new...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By Skidmarkart
Thanks for the info... I am no mechanic,...

Thanks for the info...

I am no mechanic, the springs advice is fantastic. I read a lot about cartridge emulators being difficult to set-up properly. I will definitely take it to my mechanic. I...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,166
Posted By Skidmarkart
I had one with a stage 1 jet kit and a Jardine...

I had one with a stage 1 jet kit and a Jardine pipe. It was s**t your pants scary fast, comfy, and handled decently. A good bike. Wish I had not sold it.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By Skidmarkart
Suspension and Brake upgrade for mid 90's bike

Howdy all,

I have a nice old 90's bike that I thought I was going to sell, but in the course of fixing it up, I have really come to like it. I think I may keep it, but I would love to get a bit...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-25-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,447
Posted By Skidmarkart
My two cents... I am a huge fan of the...

My two cents...

I am a huge fan of the v-twin engine and singles (thumpers). The engines are very predictable in their torque characteristics, and access that power at a much lower rpm than the...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,071
Posted By Skidmarkart
I am admittedly biased, but the Dorsoduro 750 is...

I am admittedly biased, but the Dorsoduro 750 is a pretty frickin' sweet backroad whip. Imagine an SV650, that just did an eight ball of meth, with dirt bike seating position.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,396
Posted By Skidmarkart
I don't think this ground has been covered in the...

I don't think this ground has been covered in the thread...

Dude, try a liter-class V-twin. Superhawk, RC51, TL1000S, TL1000R, SV1000 the Italians Ducati, Guzzi, Aprilia... huge usable torque,...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-19-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,765
Posted By Skidmarkart
Pretty sure the 93-97 shock is the one that is...

Pretty sure the 93-97 shock is the one that is needed - with the remote reservoir. I am not positive it is the same link, but from what I have read, it is a bolt-in job (no machining is required)....
Forum: Road Warriors 11-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,617
Posted By Skidmarkart
I am running Dunlop Sportmax, front and rear. I...

I am running Dunlop Sportmax, front and rear. I have used that tire a bunch and have always found it to be an excellent performer. BUT, I feel the weight of the bike is making me a little less...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-17-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,617
Posted By Skidmarkart
It's funny, but I just do not feel all that...

It's funny, but I just do not feel all that confident on my GPZ1100 - but it is from coming from other more sport oriented bikes. My 180 tires on my VTR1000F and my Dorsoduro were scrubbed to the...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-05-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,290
Posted By Skidmarkart
I do not have any suggestion on bikes, but I...

I do not have any suggestion on bikes, but I recently acquired my first sport tourer, and I really enjoy riding it (much to my surprise).

I am 39, in good shape, and have always enjoyed...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-04-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,077
Posted By Skidmarkart
I do not know much about the maintenance of the...

I do not know much about the maintenance of the Dorsoduro - mine only has 4k on it. Depreciation, was severe for the first owner, I got the bike for a little over half price with 2k on it. However,...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-04-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,765
Posted By Skidmarkart
Nice bike. I see you too are blessed with...

Nice bike.

I see you too are blessed with excellent decal colors. I didn't want to mess with the "stockness" of mine, so I got some 3M scotch print in white and grey carbon-fiber, then did a...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,665
Posted By Skidmarkart
Damn, that makes me miss my yellow DR... best....

Damn, that makes me miss my yellow DR... best. bike. ever.

The CB500x is a friggin' tall bike. My friend had one, and I was shocked to see how big it was. I am 6'4", and it looked like a much...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-03-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,077
Posted By Skidmarkart
I have a Dorsoduro 750. It's kind of the...

I have a Dorsoduro 750.

It's kind of the perfect in-town bike for me. I am tall 6'4" and it fits better than almost any bike I have been on. Yet, the experience of riding it is very sporty, and I...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,765
Posted By Skidmarkart
EddyB - thanks man, very useful info! I'm a...

EddyB - thanks man, very useful info! I'm a little, tiny bit heavier (at 230lbs) but I think I can extrapolate some good info from your post. Nice to have another GPZ owner around on the thread!
...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-02-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,765
Posted By Skidmarkart
Love this bike - she looks awesome. That's my...

Love this bike - she looks awesome. That's my favorite of the GS bodies, totally old skool, yet throughly modern in the body work it does have. Just curious, what's the thing on the front rotor in...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-02-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,765
Posted By Skidmarkart
If memory serves me, that's an 86-88...

If memory serves me, that's an 86-88 GPZ900/Ninja900. I think it could have been an 85-89 if you were in a different market. Bike models came and went pretty quickly in those years, and it's hard to...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-02-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,765
Posted By Skidmarkart
Oh, I am not really viewing it as an...

Oh, I am not really viewing it as an investment...

I knew when I bought it I would probably spend too much much money bringing it back to life (and I did). Modding will only make to worse, but I...
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