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Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7,844
Views: 1,044,016
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Thumb header pipe glow

Hi folks, I am also in the camp that believes it's perfectly normal for the header to glow when the bike is idle for a period of time-few minutes. I had a 2003 f650gs and 2007 Dakkar and they both...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 104,678
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Judging from the dark picture and googling "Honda...

Judging from the dark picture and googling "Honda 700s" I am predicting this is the "New" bike. Or the crossrunner thingy, both of which I'm glad Honda made.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 58,906
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Between the two bikes-not having owned or ridden...

Between the two bikes-not having owned or ridden either, I think the 300 Ninja might be a bit more fun (to me) in that one can wind out the engine a bit more and is lighter- that is if the revs on...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 169,069
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Thumb Thanks ScooterSpirit. The dyno info. was...

Thanks ScooterSpirit. The dyno info. was terrific. I think Kawasaki just handed Honda's ass to them in the 200-300 cc bike range. I'm impressed with the competition between Honda and Kawasaki in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,373
Posted By Mike in Oregon
I would use it as an excuse to get a new to you...

I would use it as an excuse to get a new to you bike and bond with it across the country!
Used naked Suz. SV650
2005 or 2006 Honda CBR F4i 600
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,882
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Congrats Tilter. You made the best choice for...

Congrats Tilter. You made the best choice for you. Enjoy your kick-ass Speed 3.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,882
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Hey there Tilter. Here is are my 2 cents. I...

Hey there Tilter. Here is are my 2 cents. I owned an 2007 Speed Triple and a 2005 KTM 950 Adventure and 2006 KTM 950 SM. First: No bike will fit all your needs. There will always be another that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7,844
Views: 1,044,016
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Swamp, I had an '03 f650gs and '06 650...

Swamp, I had an '03 f650gs and '06 650 Dakar---same basic bike as Sertao--
The whole two canister exhaust set up comes off in one piece and I'm sure the usual manufacturers (Two...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Chinese crap crap. Hyosung has made a 650 V-twin...

Chinese crap crap. Hyosung has made a 650 V-twin that arguably sounds better and has more torque since the '90s. Remind me again how this bike will be groundbreaking? If they do not have a deal...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mike in Oregon
I got it---the 2013 diesel ERN-6------:D

I got it---the 2013 diesel ERN-6------:D
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mike in Oregon
I think it's a tach-looks like redline from 3-5...

I think it's a tach-looks like redline from 3-5 o'clock. Like WrioR said looks like a Kwack dash from a Versys.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,725
Posted By Mike in Oregon
I love this kinda stuff. It's not the V4...

I love this kinda stuff. It's not the V4 Tuono-those have the urine cup front brake reservoir. The switch gear and the standard rectangular brake fluid reservoir makes me think it is something from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7,844
Views: 1,044,016
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Glad your dealer seems open to helping you...

Glad your dealer seems open to helping you pmrowcrzy. Must be a possible goof in the casting of the threads in the filler neck. Yep, with the dry sump engines, gotta check oil when you've just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7,844
Views: 1,044,016
Posted By Mike in Oregon
pmrowczy, thanks for the post. Can you be more...

pmrowczy, thanks for the post. Can you be more specific with the oil leak? Was oil leaking out from the oil cap on the engine case where you put oil into the engine? Also can you elaborate on the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 28,065
Posted By Mike in Oregon
I'll chime in here: Had a BMW 2007 f800s. I...

I'll chime in here: Had a BMW 2007 f800s. I have a 34 " inseam and the seat to pegs was too tight to be comfy for me. I added a peg-lowering kit from some Suburban Machinery, or some such. That...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7,844
Views: 1,044,016
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Congrats

Having had a couple f650s-a gs and a Dakar, yes, it feels like 55-60 is the happy spot, but once broken in, don't be shy about 70 and 80 on the slab-these are tough motors and like to rev once they...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7,844
Views: 1,044,016
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Heck, a guy or gal can also turn off the abs if...

Heck, a guy or gal can also turn off the abs if they like on the Sertao too for the dirt or street-it's switchable.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,393
Posted By Mike in Oregon
I have the hots for a lightly used 07' sv1000s. ...

I have the hots for a lightly used 07' sv1000s. Great v-twin sound/power delivery. Gear to chain cams for easier valve adjustment. Bullet proof. I am saving this winter an plan on picking up one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,663
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Yep

I did twice. First bike was a '99 Suzuki SV650. Did not have a license or insurance. Was sold by a less than reputable dealer who said-"go ahead and ride it home, but be safe". I had never sat on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-08-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Thanks for the replies people. One of the things...

Thanks for the replies people. One of the things I really like about the engine in these bikes, is the chain-to-gear cams, so when adjusting valves it's easy to lift the cams out-no cam chain to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-07-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Lower octane wire in 2010 and newer bikes

Hi folks, in the past I had and 05' 950 Adv then 06' 950 SM. Am bike-less now, but but thinking of a left-over 2010 990 Adv R. Can anyone that currently has one of these let me know if they still...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,560
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Kilou-thanks for the vid. I really like the...

Kilou-thanks for the vid. I really like the minimalist styling of the Husky 900. Judging by the Akra can on your 990r, you appreciate the sound of a v-twin. If you have not heard the sound from the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,715
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Like Sebastianp said-it will be interesting to...

Like Sebastianp said-it will be interesting to see how the whole package looks with mirrors, plate, turn signals. I am also in agreement with the engine sound issue. I had an '07 bmw f800s and 360...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,715
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Wow

:eek1 That is muuuuch nicer than I was imagining this bike to turn out. Sort of like a liquid cooled Duc Hypermotard. Looks fun and perfect for corner carving and city commuting. Hmmmm. I've got...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,335
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Very cool bikes! Jealous.

Very cool bikes! Jealous.
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,423
Posted By Mike in Oregon
selling

I've done this a few times-I'd say 5 bikes. The key is being completely up front and honest with what you owe, where it's financed, etc. You can call the Credit Union with the prospective buyer...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,699
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Thumb Sweet bike

And you can get it in the USA now. I'm seriously considering this bike. I agree with above poster looks Much better than the new Kawa Z1000. I love a nice naked with clean air up front and enough...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,485
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Yeah, a 700-900 cc medium to short stroke v-twin...

Yeah, a 700-900 cc medium to short stroke v-twin that freely revs to 10 grand. 11 to 12/1 compression ratio. 90 ish hp and 50-60 ft/lbs tq at the wheel. Brembo radial brakes or the ZTL brakes on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,485
Posted By Mike in Oregon
I think it's great. Good for him. I'd like a...

I think it's great. Good for him. I'd like a smaller displacement v-twin than 1190 cc. A nice naked standard-a Street Triple killer....
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By Mike in Oregon
I think something's wrong with your fueling

I disagree with the prior comment of "they all do that". I've owned a carbed 950 adventure and 950 SM and the fueling on both-bone stock-was spot on. Carbs can provide smoother low speed control...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,007
Posted By Mike in Oregon
The lc8 engines do have gear driven cams but are...

The lc8 engines do have gear driven cams but are connected to a timing chain that actually supplies the juice to turn everything. One thing I really appreciated about the 950 adventure and 950 sm I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 492,206
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Ahhh...c'mon! The I hope it'll have a little...

Ahhh...c'mon! The I hope it'll have a little more juice than the 230cc 9.0-1 compression air-cooled engine in the crf230l.:cry
The 250 engine has 10.7-1 compression ratio, liquid cooled-hopefully...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By Mike in Oregon
+1 on the Foggy Respro

I've commuted rain or shine for 10 years or so in wet, western Oregon and tried everything, The Respro just plain works.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mike in Oregon
The bike's great and kudos to your wife for...

The bike's great and kudos to your wife for riding her own ride.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 308,951
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Thanks for that

With an 8.4:1 compression ratio, I'm guessing about 50-55 hp to the ground. I like the gear driven cams. Pretty bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,643
Posted By Mike in Oregon
My two cents:

BSUCardinalfan:
My experience with the bikes: Not tried the Street Trip, but had an '07 Speed Trip. for about 5500 miles, had an '03 Monster 800 for 5000 miles, and recently sold an '07 BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1,965
Views: 402,365
Posted By Mike in Oregon
congrats, Brian! The naked sv650 is my favorite...

congrats, Brian! The naked sv650 is my favorite bike of all time. I've owned 3 of them through the years. Keep trying others, but always seem to come back to them. In fact, I'm going to pick up a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,916
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Thumb Quick correction: VFRs run just great on the...

Quick correction: VFRs run just great on the cheapest regular unlead. you can buy. The owners manual states it. Mine has only had 87 octane to eat and it runs great-never a ping, etc.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Thumb Hmmmm. Call me cynical, but I tend to think the...

Hmmmm. Call me cynical, but I tend to think the 208 mile bike was a demo, they're trying to unload. It seems to me I'd get an otd price on the used bike-that is what it is, vs the new, in the crate...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,461
Posted By Mike in Oregon
Thumb Oi! Nice bike

Yup they make great daily riders and I still like the roar at 6500 rpm on mine after a few years.
Have fun!
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