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Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,923
Posted By NJ-Brett
I was out dirt riding last Sunday, and I found...

I was out dirt riding last Sunday, and I found myself in a few 'oh shit' moments which made me think about this thread.
I could have got all busted up again had I fallen, and I almost lost it a few...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
A milk crate on an SR? That is just sad.

A milk crate on an SR?
That is just sad.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, that is looking up. Wonder why the clutch...

Yes, that is looking up.
Wonder why the clutch went, its somewhat hard to fry a wet one that badly.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By NJ-Brett
I get the same results with my 18 hp? TU250, its...

I get the same results with my 18 hp? TU250, its light (320 pounds), small and nimble, and it is fun racing cars from light to light.

I had the big bikes, 1200 sportster, the new Bonneville,...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have a dart for a new Bonneville on my TU250,...

I have a dart for a new Bonneville on my TU250, same size headlight, but the Bonneville dart is a bit narrow for the SR as the headlight shell is bigger.
Note the one above is mounted inside the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3,706
Views: 342,440
Posted By NJ-Brett
There are actually quite a few like that around...

There are actually quite a few like that around here!
But you forgot the open pipes.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By NJ-Brett
They are great to deal with! And a demo is...

They are great to deal with!

And a demo is mostly shorter rides, not time to get real hot, hard on throttle, but not for long, which sounds like a motoman break in, which DOES work.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By NJ-Brett
Just because a cam does not wobble around in the...

Just because a cam does not wobble around in the head does not mean the bearings are good.

I would not think that bike would be worth fixing up, forks, wheel, motor issues and who knows what else....
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
I just hit 3000 miles on my bike. I had some...

I just hit 3000 miles on my bike.
I had some medical issues which limited my riding for a bit.
Fantastic bike.

My rack from web bike seems to be lost in space (black hole) so I need to come up...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
No, I have not, and I am glad to hear its not...

No, I have not, and I am glad to hear its not anything like that anywhere in Europe.
Its nice the guys on big bikes think the small bikes and scooters are cool.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,649
Posted By NJ-Brett
If you get puled over around here and its under...

If you get puled over around here and its under $250.00 you are a PBA member or some big shot.

Just one example, out riding my 1969 Triumph I just got back together after a total restore, and a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
The below is just crazy talk! Its the economy,...

The below is just crazy talk!
Its the economy, if it picked up, everyone would want rocket 3's and road glides, along with 1200 cc dirt bikes.

In Europe, you are restricted (like children) to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 199,312
Posted By NJ-Brett
I did the same, the bikes are so low they might...

I did the same, the bikes are so low they might as well just forget the suspension.

And you can not do anything about the excess weight.

And in an effort to get the seat low, the frame is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
Much depends on if you care what a bike looks...

Much depends on if you care what a bike looks like I guess.
If you go by HP per $ the sr does not look so good.

I never really figured out what bike gives the most power, or best power to weight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,360
Posted By NJ-Brett
I had a 1979 Triumph i would have kept forever if...

I had a 1979 Triumph i would have kept forever if they had not gone out of business.
Might have kept the old xl250 a long time if it was not stolen.

I never had the space and money to keep bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
The grab rail comes off easy and is not needed...

The grab rail comes off easy and is not needed for anything.
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 785,204
Posted By NJ-Brett
And I had the bike you might have traded your...

And I had the bike you might have traded your bike in on, a 1986 sportster.
Still a lot of fun (and tickets), but beware, the new ones are nothing like the old ones.

There is a reason why there...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,919
Posted By NJ-Brett
Its about the same as having a big dude on the...

Its about the same as having a big dude on the back of the bike.

When a bike gets light, brakes can be smaller, suspension parts can get smaller without flexing, motor power can be lower and the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,919
Posted By NJ-Brett
I think weight has a LOT to do with it. When...

I think weight has a LOT to do with it.
When you get close to 300 pounds, its much different, even from 370 pounds.

Not sport bikes, or even sporty bikes, but my TU250 is 320 pounds wet, its got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,356
Posted By NJ-Brett
Maybe do some dirt riding. You really can not...

Maybe do some dirt riding.
You really can not dirt ride without learning how to dodge things all the time, ruts, rocks, trees, roots, mud holes, jeeps, if you do not learn how to dodge unexpected...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,311
Posted By NJ-Brett
Steal a better bike? Just kidding. That...

Steal a better bike?

Just kidding.
That looks like a cool bike, wish we had them here in the US.

Yes, my bike is mine, and the idea of someone just taking it would drive me nuts.
I had my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 199,312
Posted By NJ-Brett
I wonder what the weight of the motors are, and...

I wonder what the weight of the motors are, and how much a sportster motor is.
Water cooling adds weight, but even the air/oil cooled Triumph motors seem huge and heavy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,356
Posted By NJ-Brett
Those are the risks you take if you over ride...

Those are the risks you take if you over ride your sight lines.
Its fun, but you are risking your life and limb.
And in this case, maybe someone else's.
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 22,600
Posted By NJ-Brett
And why is that? My TU has 20 hp or less, the...

And why is that?
My TU has 20 hp or less, the SR is supposed to have 27, so its not power, right?
Its not like we would be doing interstate...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
I think I will wait for the price to come down,...

I think I will wait for the price to come down, and I know what I need to know at this point.

The new Bonneville and the 1200 sportster were too big (to be fun), the TU is a bit small, and the SR...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 22,600
Posted By NJ-Brett
The new SR400 I got is not roomy enough for my...

The new SR400 I got is not roomy enough for my wife and I 2 up, the TU250 is, but she wants a better seat and a backrest, and I do not want a geazer glide or a gold sled, I want something light and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,929
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, the ONE great thing Harley has going for it...

Yes, the ONE great thing Harley has going for it is its (and others) support for old bikes.
Maybe that is why they are more popular then they should be, you can have, ride, see on the road, bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 22,600
Posted By NJ-Brett
So how are things going with these bikes? ...

So how are things going with these bikes?

How are the bikes for 2 up local type riding?

I have a TU250 and an SR400 at the moment, but my wife wants something more comfortable, and I do NOT...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, this is just silly. I used to do it,...

Yes, this is just silly.

I used to do it, with some suspension work, you can ride the DR fast and hard over some rough stuff, but that does not mean it can't dig its front wheel in and send you to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
Who is changing the bike and not riding it? ...

Who is changing the bike and not riding it?

And much Yamaha does is because of government mandates, not because Yamaha thinks its a good thing.

And since the owners manual says ro take the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
Since I plugged up the gas tank vent system...

Since I plugged up the gas tank vent system Yamaha chose to leave on the bike (a vestage of the California evap system) I have got gas, over filled the tank, put miles on the bike, with no issues....
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
The bike is fuel injected. The pump is behind...

The bike is fuel injected.
The pump is behind the side cover, not in the tank.
That is what complicates removing the tank.
Its normal to have the pump in the tank on everything, and you have one...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7,534
Views: 1,112,473
Posted By NJ-Brett
I find myself in the odd position to want what I...

I find myself in the odd position to want what I have, and not really want anything else.
I would like to TRY some other bikes, but doubt I want to own them....
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
I am sure the shinko 244 will work. I tried...

I am sure the shinko 244 will work.
I tried them on my TU and they worked fine.

$6000.00 dirt bike though?
If I had money to burn, I would get two more, one street, one dual sport, one spare...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,267
Posted By NJ-Brett
Looks like USD forks break easy...

Looks like USD forks break easy...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
That look nice. I just wish my rack would get...

That look nice.
I just wish my rack would get here, 6 weeks waiting I think, or more.

If running to the store, I take the TU, but the rack and tail bag would have been nice on my longer rides to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have never taken any car or bike to a shop to...

I have never taken any car or bike to a shop to have work done.

To remove the gas tank, there are 4 hoses and one electrical connection.

1-vent hose up at the front by the oil fill hole (easy)....
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 167,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
Well, I have. I did a few oil changes, adjusted...

Well, I have.
I did a few oil changes, adjusted the valves, and did the timing chain check.

I used .004-.006 intake and exhaust (inch) on my bike, the exhaust was .003 at the start, and I think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,706
Views: 342,440
Posted By NJ-Brett
How do they shift?

How do they shift?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,862
Posted By NJ-Brett
Same here in South Jersey, 90% Harley's. I...

Same here in South Jersey, 90% Harley's.
I would say most are good sounding, and a few (10%?) way too loud.

Many sport bikes are also way too loud, and even worse sounding, but much more rare.
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