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Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 55,355
Posted By Robert_C
I was thinking that too; but, I didn't want to...

I was thinking that too; but, I didn't want to jump on the point just in case I was wrong in my memory. There isn't a lot of, export oriented, manufacturing moving into China these days.

There...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,099
Posted By Robert_C
I installed an oil-filter relocation kit on mine....

I installed an oil-filter relocation kit on mine. There are about four good reasons to do this:


It allows for a larger oil filter
If you ride in hot weather it allows the oil to "get out of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,338
Posted By Robert_C
I saw an article a couple f years ago that stated...

I saw an article a couple f years ago that stated that the bike you're referencing, the "Cub," remains the best selling motor vehicle in the world (based on total model sales). It started as a 50cc...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,338
Posted By Robert_C
This is precisely why this board needs to shut...

This is precisely why this board needs to shut down the entire off topic area. Even though they try to segregate it, the foul odor permeates the rest of the forum. I have been gone for several months...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By Robert_C
Here is a sample of a commentary on the law in...

Here is a sample of a commentary on the law in California. In this regard, CA is a very liberal state. Some states are quite strict in comparison. I had to do some research on this a few years ago....
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,553
Posted By Robert_C
In the states I have a V-Star 650 Classic. I have...

In the states I have a V-Star 650 Classic. I have put over 50K miles on mine.

I couple word of advise, particularly before a long trip. First, remove the rear coupler on the drive shaft and make...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By Robert_C
Just a warning here. While it is legal to record...

Just a warning here. While it is legal to record video in nearly any public place, most states have laws prohibiting the recording of audio.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,243
Posted By Robert_C
To me not sliding out of my pocket easily is a...

To me not sliding out of my pocket easily is a benefit, not a detriment. It makes it a lot harder to accidentally drop and it is extremely hard to pickpocket it.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,289
Posted By Robert_C
Wow! if your top speed is 40 than I recommend...

Wow! if your top speed is 40 than I recommend taking the pipes and jet kit off. Take it back to stock and see if you can get it running right.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,556
Posted By Robert_C
What is the material you used to make the frame...

What is the material you used to make the frame from and where did you get it?

What tool did you use to cut the original case?
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 460,453
Posted By Robert_C
I have seen their arguements and the crux of...

I have seen their arguements and the crux of thier arguements seems to be that you can have ABS or you can develop skill. It appears that they honestly do not believe that it is possible to have...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 460,453
Posted By Robert_C
Yes, that is 337 watts. I just wrote it the same...

Yes, that is 337 watts. I just wrote it the same way it appears in the service manual.

Yes, I am in China. I do not expect to see this bike here. For one thing, the largest bikes, generally, sold...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,155
Posted By Robert_C
I have one; however, I almost only use it on...

I have one; however, I almost only use it on extremely twisty two lane roads; the kind of roads that a driver may glance through the trees in an approaching turn before trying some boneheaded pass...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,817
Posted By Robert_C
Engine noise laws need to apply to all vehicles...

Engine noise laws need to apply to all vehicles equally. I see a lot of pick-ups in America that have been, intentionally, modified to be louder than stock.

At least America does not have the horn...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,592
Posted By Robert_C
I have had the pick-up sensor go out on mine a...

I have had the pick-up sensor go out on mine a couple of times. I also had the spline on the final drive go out once. If you have not removed and lubed the spline, you should do so.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 66,688
Posted By Robert_C
Just to guess . . . they didn't win?

Just to guess . . . they didn't win?
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 460,453
Posted By Robert_C
From the manual, the charging system puts out...

From the manual, the charging system puts out .337Kw @ 5,000 RPM
(an "unofficial" pdf of the manual is out, this information is found near the top of page 1-10)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,664
Posted By Robert_C
I wasn't happy with my MSF class, but, there was...

I wasn't happy with my MSF class, but, there was no crashing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,532
Posted By Robert_C
My only "multi-vehicle" motorcycle accident was...

My only "multi-vehicle" motorcycle accident was when a gal ran a stop sign and hit the side of my bike. She knocked me several feet sideways but only dented my rear hardbags. If they had not been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,291
Posted By Robert_C
This topic has come up several times. However, my...

This topic has come up several times. However, my experience has not changed.

Many years ago, my father used to pick me up at my nursery school on his motorcycle. Before me he would pick up my...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 32,380
Posted By Robert_C
I have one of these. I purchased it for when I...

I have one of these. I purchased it for when I can not get a seat on the train. It is a lot better than standing.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 420,125
Posted By Robert_C
I am surprised that they can get good 3d...

I am surprised that they can get good 3d separation with the lenses that close together; but, it must work for them. However, I do agree with the others, separate positions so you can get some...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 420,125
Posted By Robert_C
if you can get them exactly parallel then you...

if you can get them exactly parallel then you should try applying a different color tint to each one and see if you can get 3d. However, I really don't think you can get them far enough apart, on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,454
Posted By Robert_C
Just the opposite here, I was able to see the...

Just the opposite here, I was able to see the video; but, not the comments.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,454
Posted By Robert_C
I learned to drive in a rural area with...

I learned to drive in a rural area with significant twisties (HWY 96 in Northern CA). With that said, I saw no squidding. The pass appeared to be in a place that gave reasonable sight lines, for the ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,832
Posted By Robert_C
Hipsters don't ride recumbents, they ride...

Hipsters don't ride recumbents, they ride single-speeds.
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By Robert_C
Looking for a Mens hat shop in P.R. China

Like the title says, can anyone recommend a mens hat shop in China? Shops that sell Mens hats are not all too common. Most of the hats are womens hats or of very poor quality.

I do see some old...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,600
Posted By Robert_C
I have a V-Star 650. I suggest that you remove...

I have a V-Star 650. I suggest that you remove the drive shaft, at both ends, and apply moly grease (or quality grease of your choice, anything has to be better than dry rust) to the splines. Be sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,066
Posted By Robert_C
Just to tell you, on base (at least at Bealle...

Just to tell you, on base (at least at Bealle AFB) it is compulsory.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,066
Posted By Robert_C
Safety equipment and riding skill is not an...

Safety equipment and riding skill is not an either/or proposition; it is possible to have both.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,741
Posted By Robert_C
I have a Yamaha 650 V-Star and my friend has an...

I have a Yamaha 650 V-Star and my friend has an 1100 V-Star. As such, I have been told that my opinion was not relevant, in a similar thread. That being said, If I were to choose again, I would not...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 460,453
Posted By Robert_C
I am a huge supporter of ABS; however, the answer...

I am a huge supporter of ABS; however, the answer is, "no." It will not. What it will do is significantly decrease your braking distances when operating on anything but ideal road surfaces.

So, if...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 460,453
Posted By Robert_C
Just another vote for stock configuration. I'd...

Just another vote for stock configuration. I'd rather ride than tinker.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Robert_C
DX has a huge selection of CREE lights. Something...

DX has a huge selection of CREE lights. Something to keep in mind is that most of them use "A" cells. it is not a big deal, just pick up a couple of batteries and a charger when you order the light.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,678
Posted By Robert_C
The problem goes back further and will take...

The problem goes back further and will take longer to correct. It will take longer to correct because, in the midst of the problem, no one is interested in addressing the core of the the problem.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,982
Posted By Robert_C
I find it funny, my daughter (the one in Alaska)...

I find it funny, my daughter (the one in Alaska) still wants to get a Buell Blast when she returns to the lower 48. Her basic reasoning is that she likes the naked street-bike look but also wants a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 105,536
Posted By Robert_C
It is entirely possible that the bike is 96kg dry.

It is entirely possible that the bike is 96kg dry.
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 105,536
Posted By Robert_C
I see you are on Highway 312. If you intend to...

I see you are on Highway 312. If you intend to pass through Xinyang, Henen Province, give me a call. PM here for my phone or text message number.

我看到你在公路三百一十二顷。如果你打算通过信阳给我打电话。下午我的电话或短信号码。

我住在。...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,943
Posted By Robert_C
I had one vega modular, I drooped it the distance...

I had one vega modular, I drooped it the distance from my hand to the floor of a grocery store. The tabs that lock the chin bar closed broke. They were nothing but poor quality plastic.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 281,396
Posted By Robert_C
I would also recommend...

I would also recommend http://www.ninja250forum.com/ I have found it to be much more polite and helpful.

If www.ninja250forum.com had been available when I got my street bike I would have gone...
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