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Forum: The Garage 08-17-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Lol, because I'm an :asshat and I just want to...

Lol, because I'm an :asshat and I just want to use the factory tool! Apparently the cool way is to just make the fucker, so I guess I'm doing that, after I borrow the factory one to do the work,...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I think my Dad might have told me about this...

I think my Dad might have told me about this happening once...



That's bad bike karma, man, but effing hilarious!
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I already went through the requisite steps of...

I already went through the requisite steps of eliminating the braking system as a culprit in the shudder I was getting, just didn't bother posting about it, haha. Thanks though! I use the media...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Found one to borrow next weekend :clap ...

Found one to borrow next weekend :clap



Well, the bike is totally functional as it is now, just has a weird shudder under really hard braking sometimes. I haven't torn into it to start this...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks for the input guys, I spent 2 hours...

Thanks for the input guys, I spent 2 hours researching this yesterday and forgot to specify that I'm not interested in fabricating one. I work in a machining environment and could do it well, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
So, my steering head bearings need adjustment. On...

So, my steering head bearings need adjustment. On the lookout for the special socket I need to service them. Trying to get rid of a slight shudder on hard braking.
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Looking to borrow a weird tool

Honda PN 07916-3710100

Castellated steering stem socket, 1/2" drive. It's like 100 dollars new, and I have been looking all over the net, and various forums to find someone who might be willing to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
True, but it has a purpose, and after all, these...

True, but it has a purpose, and after all, these are street bikes, not proper race bikes, or even homologation specials, a vast majority of which will never really be ridden by people who need all...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
All of these bikes, as many others, are equipped...

All of these bikes, as many others, are equipped with a system that injects clean air through a system of reeds in the valve cover, down into the exhaust ports in the cylinder head. It promotes more...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Ha, so, 3 month update...In case anyone cares,...

Ha, so, 3 month update...In case anyone cares, lol:

Have put about 4,000 miles on the bike so far. Replaced the old shitty rubber with some brand new Michelin Pilot Power 3 tires, thanks to Matt...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 230,267
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Forgot about this thread! The Grom seems to have...

Forgot about this thread! The Grom seems to have gone from "What's this thing?" to having its own subculture in the US in only a matter of months, haha. I'm already just looking at it and thinking...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks, I'm glad someone rational sees the sense...

Thanks, I'm glad someone rational sees the sense in my asking price, ha!

Matt, if I do sell this, I would immediately be buying another one, like the next day, or whatever I could work out....
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Bike is officially for sale on Craigslist, in SF...

Bike is officially for sale on Craigslist, in SF and LA, which are close enough to me where I live. I've already got someone interested in it. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,193
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Had a potential buyer come by today to look at...

Had a potential buyer come by today to look at the scooter. He is going to source a new CDI unit, and we're going to test it out with that. If it runs, he wants to buy it. If not, I'll go from there,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 72,685
Posted By Nihon Newbie
"Interesting" front rotor design...:huh

"Interesting" front rotor design...:huh
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks, guys. Obviously things like wheels and...

Thanks, guys. Obviously things like wheels and bodywork get dirty constantly, but not all of this work gets undone right off the bat when riding. Having a solid base detail like this means that daily...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks, I like the way it turned out, too! ...

Thanks, I like the way it turned out, too!

In keeping with my way of owning bikes, it takes me more like a full day to prep for the track...All different bodywork, different wheels, different...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Done done done! Finished up yesterday afternoon,...

Done done done! Finished up yesterday afternoon, after getting all the bodywork washed and waxed. Went for a short shakedown ride and lost the nut that holds the horn on, lol! Fixed that, and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Roger that, thanks for the tip!

Roger that, thanks for the tip!
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Got a ton of stuff done today, with ~10 hours in...

Got a ton of stuff done today, with ~10 hours in the garage! I guess I'm getting a little impatient, lol, and really want to ride tomorrow...First though, some of what I did today...

The...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 72,685
Posted By Nihon Newbie
I see I'm going to have to read this whole...

I see I'm going to have to read this whole thread...You all have some really nice bikes!!

Here is a very brief summary of my affair with the CBR platform...

First it was a new red 2006 600RR...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
That's cool that the kids are into motorcycling...

That's cool that the kids are into motorcycling also. My parents used to race dirtbikes when they were young, and it has always been great to have that common ground with them. My Dad has ridden in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
My Dad's favorite joke, ha....I'm sure I missed a...

My Dad's favorite joke, ha....I'm sure I missed a lot of spots :rofl



Thanks!! It can definitely be therapeutic at times, for sure. Today, not so much, since all I was doing was cleaning...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Roger that, will do, thanks.:beer

Roger that, will do, thanks.:beer
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
:rofl It's not hard...I have been away from...

:rofl It's not hard...I have been away from sportbikes for almost 2 years now, and the itch to ride again is killing me. Sure, it'll get some bug guts and brake dust on it, but whatever. Spotless or...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks, I've had a lot of people tell me that,...

Thanks, I've had a lot of people tell me that, and it would be an awesome "job," but there doesn't seem to be much of a market for those services here where I live. Odd, because there are many...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Thanks! The riding position doesn't work for...

Thanks! The riding position doesn't work for everyone, that's true. I'm a very much "whatever puts a smile on your face" kinda guy when it comes to bikes. Might not ever choose to own some types of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
So I spent another day in the garage. The wheels...

So I spent another day in the garage. The wheels cleaned up quite nicely! Given that they never come as a 10/10 from factory, I'd still say these came out at like a 9.4, haha. UPS rocked my world and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Bought a bike, build thread started with purchase...

Bought a bike, build thread started with purchase explanation. Mods, please delete this? Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Yeah, it's a great platform! I put 36,000 miles...

Yeah, it's a great platform! I put 36,000 miles on my previous one, and only sold it because I left home in 2011 to do a 16 month bicycle tour of the whole US, and couldn't find any friends/family to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Project: 2008 600RR OCD Re-Build

So, after months of searching, I finally decided on a bike to replace the 2007 CBR600RR I had from new for 4 years. I went down to LA and rode this home last saturday. 620 Miles on it when I picked...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Nihon Newbie
So, it looks like I'm all set to head down to LA...

So, it looks like I'm all set to head down to LA this weekend and buy a bike. The ad is expired, but it's a 2008 CBR600RR. Sooo pumped about graduating from my scooter project, to wrenching on and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Nice! And yes, the wind around here can be...

Nice! And yes, the wind around here can be brutal, agreed. I commuted 6 days a week, 9 months a year, for 5 years on LOVR, from Los Osos to SLO and back. Only ever had a tailwind maybe 3 times that I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Nihon Newbie
You know, I had a funny feeling you might have...

You know, I had a funny feeling you might have been talking about The Wheelmen! I rarely see them near campus, but I do run into them from time to time on LOVR, and Foothill. Always cool to meet Poly...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Nihon Newbie
You've got me stumped here...Inside joke? Trick...

You've got me stumped here...Inside joke? Trick question?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 1,347,660
Posted By Nihon Newbie
No way! That has got to be the most pimped Ruckus...

No way! That has got to be the most pimped Ruckus in the world! Someone makes carbon parts for them!?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,193
Posted By Nihon Newbie
So, after messing with the wiring loom, and...

So, after messing with the wiring loom, and trying to get spark, I think something is actually wring with the CDI box, or it's flat broken. I'd like to have one to test that theory with, so I'm going...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Good question. I've been a lurker for a long...

Good question. I've been a lurker for a long time, and am fascinated by adventure biking. I mainly joined to post in the Battle Scooters forum, where I started a very in-depth wrenching thread for a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Nihon Newbie
http://images.craigslist.org/3k03F53o35E55Kd5H2d27...

http://images.craigslist.org/3k03F53o35E55Kd5H2d27379910cea84117be.jpg

Ended up going with this one. Planning to take a train North to go pick it up next weekend, so long as the weather is good...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,193
Posted By Nihon Newbie
Man, that is awesome!! I will get it sorted...

Man, that is awesome!! I will get it sorted eventually, but I'm in the middle of buying a real motorcycle, so all my scooter funds are gone for the moment. Someday...
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