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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 91,037
Posted By MacMcMacmac
It's sad the parts supply for these old machines...

It's sad the parts supply for these old machines will die out long before the bikes will. I hear it's already pretty slim pickings for the XS1100. Most Japanese bikes I see that are 30+ years old...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,562
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I've suffered the dreaded snap crackle and poo of...

I've suffered the dreaded snap crackle and poo of a Suzuki GS regulator/rectifier giving up the ghost, but I can honestly say it's the only time any Japanese bike I've owned has suffered a major...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 524,528
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Absolutely. I've tried everything to get my low...

Absolutely. I've tried everything to get my low beam to work even acceptably, even going so far as to install an HID system. As you know, HID systems need optics designed for HID to work properly, a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,066
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Knife and fork rods were used in the two-stroke...

Knife and fork rods were used in the two-stroke EMD diesel locomotive engine for years. Maybe still are. They shorten the block by eliminating the need for cylinder offset between banks.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 223,967
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Having spent 99% of my biking time on old 80's...

Having spent 99% of my biking time on old 80's machines, I am somewhat unconcerned about the lack of fit and finish on the Street. It all sounds easily rectified, and I think the bike would look...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I would check to see which bike I could still get...

I would check to see which bike I could still get parts for.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 223,967
Posted By MacMcMacmac
They should punch out that liquid cooled motor to...

They should punch out that liquid cooled motor to 1133cc's and build a performance cruiser to take on the new Scout.


:hide
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,066
Posted By MacMcMacmac
The twin will have more valve area per cc and so...

The twin will have more valve area per cc and so should breathe better. There will also be twice as many power strokes per degrees of crank revolution, given a firing order where the cylinders fire...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,372
Views: 223,967
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Well if prices on used Street 750's tank in a few...

Well if prices on used Street 750's tank in a few years so much the better for cheapskates like me who view each model year's releases as the bikes I will likely be looking to buy in 10 years. The...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 82,803
Posted By MacMcMacmac
The best Suzuki Kawasaki ever built.

The best Suzuki Kawasaki ever built.
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,473
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Agreed. This fake recovery is going to end very,...

Agreed. This fake recovery is going to end very, very badly.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,187,429
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Lol, riding prowess. I'm still alive after 20...

Lol, riding prowess. I'm still alive after 20 years of riding, but I'd rate myself an average rider at best. It's just that most write-ups have me expecting a Saturn V with wheels and the reality is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 82,803
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Dang, those Voyagers look like CX500 Customs on...

Dang, those Voyagers look like CX500 Customs on steroids. Lots of giggle potential there I think!


Yamaha has, hands down, the best looking line of non-Harley cruisers going. Suzuki should...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,187,429
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I'm sure it's quite pleasing, but I've been...

I'm sure it's quite pleasing, but I've been hearing the same thing since the V65 Magna days.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,187,429
Posted By MacMcMacmac
There is an identical one for sale near me for...

There is an identical one for sale near me for $3300 with only 15k on it.

It is highly tempting, since even an old Sportster 883 commands $5000 around here. It would be a nice big twin with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,187,429
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Well, I finally got to test ride one (what a...

Well, I finally got to test ride one (what a rigamarole to even get a test ride nowadays...), and while it was certainly fast, there was nothing about it that made me want to buy. Marginally less...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I think a lot of those threads are populated with...

I think a lot of those threads are populated with people selling stuff, or who are to ashamed to admit their highly-touted mods got them little to nothing in return.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,239
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Getting old ain't for sissies. At 46, I'm...

Getting old ain't for sissies.

At 46, I'm finding my knees getting kind of weak, with lots of crunching sounds, but no pain (yet). Hazard of working in the trades I suppose.

Oddly enough, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 298,205
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Depends on the market you're in. I had to blow...

Depends on the market you're in. I had to blow mine out at $1500, which didn't even cover the parts I put into it.

The electrics are easily upgraded with Yamaha Banshee quad parts, and people are...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,093
Posted By MacMcMacmac
My GS1100 would run that hot. They are at the...

My GS1100 would run that hot. They are at the limit if what air cooling can handle, especially with one cylinder directly behind the other.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,132
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Why do some people with lots of money buy old...

Why do some people with lots of money buy old P51's when they could as easily have bought a private jet? Why would anyone buy a Rolls Royce? Because they provide sensations and experiences that a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 276,574
Posted By MacMcMacmac
It would be nice if Kawasaki or any brand really,...

It would be nice if Kawasaki or any brand really, would offer sort of an "executive" series of small batches of bikes available in other markets that there is a demand for here in North America. You...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I was given an 8hp Bolens rear engined mower...

I was given an 8hp Bolens rear engined mower about 6 years ago for free. It had a snapped rod and badly scored cylinder. I re-ringed the piston with a .010" over ring set, put in a new rod, honed the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Not to be picky, ................ok, to be...

Not to be picky, ................ok, to be picky,.......... the 850 was an overbored 750, not a sleeved down 1100, so they actually like to rev a bit to make best power. The 1100 will fit in the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,167
Posted By MacMcMacmac
CX650 Turbo.

CX650 Turbo.
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 524,528
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I just won a 8000 mile 750 dot head off eBay for...

I just won a 8000 mile 750 dot head off eBay for $50. I have the slingshot intake cam and 1100 exhaust cam. RS-3 slip on. Unfortunately, the dot head has a higher inlet tract so the stage one kit I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 524,528
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I have a Yoshimura RS-3 on mine. It sounds very...

I have a Yoshimura RS-3 on mine. It sounds very good, without being too loud and raspy like some other pipes.

As you would expect, craftsmanship is top-notch.
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,187,429
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Flying (literally) under the radar of the...

Flying (literally) under the radar of the insurance companies. I can insure this for the same amount as my 1200 Bandit, roughly half the amount of a Hayabusa or ZX12/14. I've always had the itch for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,456
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Yamaha Bolt Sportster Harley Street 750

Yamaha Bolt

Sportster

Harley Street 750
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 124,861
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Maybe they've subcontracted to Yamaha?

Maybe they've subcontracted to Yamaha?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 797,305
Posted By MacMcMacmac
http://www.nextbigwhoop.com/images/xj900r.jpg ...

http://www.nextbigwhoop.com/images/xj900r.jpg

$500

http://car.blogten.jp/loadImage.asp?f=C%3A%5CBLOGTEN%5CBLOG%5Cwa3162%5Cphotolibrary%5Cpwa3162412924%2Ejpg&w=280&h=210&s=1&q=50

$125
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By MacMcMacmac
The Seca is a much better bike.

The Seca is a much better bike.
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,000
Posted By MacMcMacmac
A torque wrench tells you exactly how much force...

A torque wrench tells you exactly how much force you used to break off that bolt.

I almost never use them, but I broke down and bought one when I was reassembling a Yamaha XJ turbo a few years...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 72,650
Posted By MacMcMacmac
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/macmcmacmac...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/macmcmacmac/IMG_0558.jpg

Shoulda kept it, but insurance would have been problematic given it's age.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,928
Posted By MacMcMacmac
VFR750 or 800, whichever was the latest model...

VFR750 or 800, whichever was the latest model before V-TEC.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4,586
Views: 829,078
Posted By MacMcMacmac
EFI worth the extra?

Question for you all, would efi vs carburetor sway you one way or the other when choosing between two Sportsters? There is a grand difference in the prices, one is a 2006, the other a 2008. I prefer...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Do some research on Jun-Air compressors. They are...

Do some research on Jun-Air compressors. They are almost silent and I frequently found them used in areas where noise would be a problem.

http://www.jun-air.com/
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Sounds like a bad start capacitor or stuck...

Sounds like a bad start capacitor or stuck centrifugal startup switch inside the motor.

I don't know what your funds are like but oilless compressors aren't worth throwing money at.

Most...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,832
Posted By MacMcMacmac
850 is an over bored 750. Heavier than a 1000g....

850 is an over bored 750. Heavier than a 1000g. Stone ax reliable once the electrics are sorted (easy fix ) . Last of the classic GS bikes built (up to 1987) and the biggest seller overall. I am a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,614
Posted By MacMcMacmac
650 Tempter. Dirt cheap. No one will know what it...

650 Tempter. Dirt cheap. No one will know what it is. Torquey, simple, and under 400lbs.

I second the 500 Ninja and GS500. Or is that third the GS500??
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