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Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
o.e.m. front sprocket

I ended up buying an o.e.m. front sprocket very shortly after installing a new DID chain & JT sprockets. The rubber damper on the o.e.m. makes less noise. The mechanical whine from the aftermarket...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 277,226
Posted By OldManSandman
Thanks fo the replies. I'll look into the oil...

Thanks fo the replies. I'll look into the oil levels for sure.

Bross, how spendy were the hard bags & rack? Hard luggage was on my wish list but I am lusting over the griso.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 277,226
Posted By OldManSandman
Oil light came on when turning the bike around /...

Oil light came on when turning the bike around / leaned over at walking speeds, if that helps. 2011 model year.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 277,226
Posted By OldManSandman
Griso

Fellas, looking at a Griso. Current owner is a very sporting rider. Around 10,000 miles. Please enlighten me what forum or thread to go for good info on purchasing a used one. On the test ride, I...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-27-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,265
Posted By OldManSandman
How do the Bandit and Blackbird compare to each...

How do the Bandit and Blackbird compare to each other?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
Bandit replacement?

I'm a tall guy so a vstrom 1000 would be a natural choice but the first gens just dont appeal to me. The new ones I like (except for the beak) & a little out of the budget. Hard to beat the...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
B12 Replacement?

What would you replace your Bandit with? I'm thinking big v-twin again. Miss that TL1000 sound (the clip-ones not so much). B-12 has been awesome & might just keep riding it another season....
Forum: Road Warriors 09-12-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
An update to my questions and install of new...

An update to my questions and install of new chain and sprockets:

When I switched to aftermarket sprockets the front one installed didn't have the rubber flange that the stock unit had. Result...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-30-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
I'm no wrencher but I think most chains come with...

I'm no wrencher but I think most chains come with too many links and you cut them to size. Might be able to get oem exactly to length but I didn't ask.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-27-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
Thanks! Oddly enough, JT sprockets and a DID VX...

Thanks! Oddly enough, JT sprockets and a DID VX chain were suggested by a trusted biker friend.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
Stock Gearing?

Anybody able to confirm: 15 tooth up front and 45 rear? 2002 B12 in need of a new chain and sprockets. Need to get them ordered asap.

Thanks!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-25-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 106,668
Posted By OldManSandman
What do you think you spent on the mods? Time &...

What do you think you spent on the mods? Time & $$ ?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-04-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
Awesome, thanks for sharing! Did you notice a...

Awesome, thanks for sharing! Did you notice a difference in seat height?
Forum: Road Warriors 04-11-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
I have to say, I like the factory units on mine. ...

I have to say, I like the factory units on mine. I like that people know when I'm going to turn.

Nice, sunny days lately (rains like nobody's business in the winter here). Had a blast on the...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-10-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
New Chain Suggestions

Fellas, I need a new chain and per most people, sprockets as well. I actually don't think the sprockets are that bad.

What replacement chain & sprockets are you guys suggesting and why? The...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-03-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 48,430
Posted By OldManSandman
Yeah, you are right. Still I keep logging in!...

Yeah, you are right. Still I keep logging in! :lol3
Forum: Road Warriors 04-03-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 48,430
Posted By OldManSandman
Wow, I was disappointed to see so many negative...

Wow, I was disappointed to see so many negative comments in this thread. Good on 'ya to the riders confident enough to stick your neck out with some positivity. I think its a neat looking bike,...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-27-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
Good info. Hopefully I can get myself motivated!...

Good info. Hopefully I can get myself motivated! I'm planning as much rise as I can get without messing with the thumb start cables. If anyone out there has the specifics for that on a second gen...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-26-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
I did the caliper clean up job and agree that...

I did the caliper clean up job and agree that made a huge improvement. Bought some new high bars a while ago and still need to get on with that job. How much longer was the braided top hose on your...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-25-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
I just think its cool to see these big girls with...

I just think its cool to see these big girls with higher mileage. I don't doubt the longevity of the bike. Just like to see people riding.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-22-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
76k miles

That's awesome! What have you had to do in regards to repairs over those miles?
Forum: Road Warriors 02-18-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
Pilot Road 3's here. Very happy with them.

Pilot Road 3's here. Very happy with them.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-14-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,539
Posted By OldManSandman
Go for it!

Go for it!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-26-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,207
Posted By OldManSandman
Yikes! I'll take a JiaLing 125cc please and wear...

Yikes! I'll take a JiaLing 125cc please and wear really thick jeans with a locking belt. :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,207
Posted By OldManSandman
Sjaak Lucassen is the real deal nutter on that...

Sjaak Lucassen is the real deal nutter on that R1.

I loved the Long Way Round series and I thought that it was with way less support than the LW Down. LWD had loads of fixers and support, but I...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-15-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 89,701
Posted By OldManSandman
Love the looks of the Busa!

Love the looks of the Busa!
Forum: Road Warriors 10-25-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 697,191
Posted By OldManSandman
price reducer?

I think that this bike is going to put a damper on some used bike sales. I was just on c-list searching Tuono's and an ad for an FZ-09 popped up for an average of $500. more than an '07 with low...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-10-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
My '02 B12 with @ 20,000 miles runs like a champ....

My '02 B12 with @ 20,000 miles runs like a champ. I don't see the added value of the new bikes compared to $2,500. for one that might have had two oil changes on it. I'd prefer to spend the dough on...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-09-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,813
Posted By OldManSandman
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Warriors 09-08-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,813
Posted By OldManSandman
I'm guessing that all Suzuki controls are similar...

I'm guessing that all Suzuki controls are similar in that they have a 'nub' that goes in a hole drilled into the stock bars. I'm also guessing that you had to grind them off so you could use the fat...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-30-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3,832
Views: 799,672
Posted By OldManSandman
Tenere & new V-Strom 1000 are two cool looking...

Tenere & new V-Strom 1000 are two cool looking bikes! I'm waiting to see the new Strom in person. A TL based motor should get a rider's blood flowing. Would be awesome if it came with similar...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-28-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 52,187
Posted By OldManSandman
Yah, that photo got my attention... Sick...

Yah, that photo got my attention...

Sick photo gallery: www.ishootfromthehip.com

I bought an inline 4 from a friend and while its a good bike, it just doesn't move me like my twin did (TL)....
Forum: Road Warriors 12-13-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,456
Posted By OldManSandman
Awesome.

Awesome.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 49,912
Posted By OldManSandman
DS XR650R please

E button with a big fuel tank & I'm in. I don't think that's too much to ask. It's not like they've to re-think / re-design too much. Just make more of them and hurry up before I buy a Husky Terra. I...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-23-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
Question vacuum activated fuel delivery system

Fellas, if you've got the time to post up: I understand the B12 has a vacuum activated fuel delivery system. My searches have come up with little in regards to running it out of fuel. For...
Forum: Americas 11-20-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By OldManSandman
Think I'd be looking to go skiing or snowboarding...

Think I'd be looking to go skiing or snowboarding (fuelled by coffee, of course).
Forum: Road Warriors 11-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
going, going, g....

Futzing around with a small piece of ply in my carport ( which is gravel) while trying to line it up to get her on the centre stand. She started to go over (the opposite side I was on) and there was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 803,603
Posted By OldManSandman
Just stumbled on this thread. Terra looks like...

Just stumbled on this thread. Terra looks like an awesome bike and at the price point I believe will sh*t kick KLR / DR sales... Thumbs up BMW / Husky, I might be riding one in the future.

Sandman
Forum: Road Warriors 10-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By OldManSandman
I had a TL1000S, awesome power - shite handling....

I had a TL1000S, awesome power - shite handling. I do miss it though & regret selling it for all its quirks. Bought an 01. Bandit 1200 : I don't notice any vibes & it sure had a lot more grunt &...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 640,848
Posted By OldManSandman
Stealth is where its at - especially early...

Stealth is where its at - especially early mornings!
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