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Old 04-03-2010, 02:03 PM   #5416
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Looks good. I have an olympia one piece that I wear when it's <20F other than that it's two pieces for me.

Don't buy a car, I commute everyday on the bike and only take the cage about 5 days a year. I would sell my truck but it's paid for and I can leave it for weeks at the base when I go to sea. I'd be nervous about leaving the bike there for that long. If it wasn't for that I'd sell the truck in an instant. The wife has a car and both of my kids do as well so there's plenty of cages around here if needed.
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:04 PM   #5417
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Garage looks good Guy, I didn't realize it was going to be two stories. What's going up top?
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:12 PM   #5418
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Garage looks good Guy, I didn't realize it was going to be two stories. What's going up top?
Me!!!

Dunno at this point. Was originally going to be a drum room for my son, but will probably turn into an office, reloading station, bunk area for visitors.... who knows. Once the basic structure is up, it'll be a work in progress.
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:26 PM   #5419
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Congrats on the stich I love mine and it saved my skin in my 65mph tumble (though not my ribs...Motoport armor would have been nice = $$$)

I love my stich and it was a little stiff after getting it repaired but was quickly back to normal. Can put it on and fully zipped in less than 15 seconds (two piece which makes it easier)


In super heavy downpours, the dreaded "crotch leak" may occur. Its hot in traffic and the summer but well worth it Had my vents open today on my 250mi ride from SMIB land and only got a little chilly on the 301 bridge.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:26 PM   #5420
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Any of you guys looking for a nice 2002 DRZ400S? I have a friend selling his for $1750. Needs a new front tube but he has a new front tire etc etc. This is a steal. I don't know much more about it other then the LCD screen doesn't work well. his # is three zero five zero four zero zero. Tell him Chris sent you!

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Old 04-03-2010, 07:49 PM   #5421
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On the car, I've decided to wait a week or few. I will end up buying another car and I'm pretty sure what I want. Just going to wait a week or two and see if I change my mind.

I am going to take the stich out for it's first run tomorrow. It is pretty stiff. I've put it on and off several times and I am about ready to remove the tags. I've decided that it does indeed fit.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:52 PM   #5422
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Who needs a snuggie - proper break in procedure...


Car-less (not careless) for over a year now and don't miss it one bit...except when it is very icy or snowing hard. Considering getting my dream car one of these days...Ford Festiva
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:57 AM   #5423
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Car-less (not careless) for over a year now and don't miss it one bit...except when it is very icy or snowing hard. Considering getting my dream car one of these days...Ford Festiva
That was me last night watching TV minus boots and helmet. As far as dream cars, torn between a forester and the impreza.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:00 AM   #5424
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That was me last night watching TV minus boots and helmet. As far as dream cars, torn between a forester and the impreza.
My older daughter bought a new Impreza a year or so ago, and loves it. I haven't had a chance to drive it, but it is one sweet looking vehicle.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:09 AM   #5425
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Ninja 250R Question

Since there are a bunch of you who own, or have owned one, have any of you upper the countershaft sprocket a tooth. Stock is a 14T, but was thinking changing it to a 15T wouldn't hurt the performance too bad, but would drop the engine RPM at cruise down a bit.

Figured I'd ask here before hitting the ADV Garage.

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Old 04-04-2010, 08:14 AM   #5426
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Since there are a bunch of you who own, or have owned one, have any of you upper the countershaft sprocket a tooth. Stock is a 14T, but was thinking changing it to a 15T wouldn't hurt the performance too bad, but would drop the engine RPM at cruise down a bit.

Figured I'd ask here before hitting the ADV Garage.

My brother did that, and it made 1st gear usable IMHO.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:28 AM   #5427
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Since there are a bunch of you who own, or have owned one, have any of you upper the countershaft sprocket a tooth. Stock is a 14T, but was thinking changing it to a 15T wouldn't hurt the performance too bad, but would drop the engine RPM at cruise down a bit.

Figured I'd ask here before hitting the ADV Garage.

better look under thar cover, you might be excedeing the max diameter there, and risking an interference fit.... I'd personally go for a 2-3 tooth drop at the rear, and then pop a link and a half outta the chain....much easier to do, and return to original... no? check whats available for rear cogs. That will save you buying another chain at least....
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:33 AM   #5428
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My brother did that, and it made 1st gear usable IMHO.
Not to question your judgement, but how?

Dropping a tooth might certainly do so, but going up one?

Daughter's bike pulls off very easily in first w/stock gearing. Can't believe that would one tooth would make that big of difference. Never seemed to create an issue on other chained bikes I have, or had.

And to answer MOB - yes, there is plenty of clearance for a 15T sprocket.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:40 AM   #5429
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Not to question your judgement, but how?

Dropping a tooth might certainly do so, but going up one?

Daughter's bike pulls off very easily in first w/stock gearing. Can't believe that would one tooth would make that big of difference. Never seemed to create an issue on other chained bikes I have, or had.

And to answer MOB - yes, there is plenty of clearance for a 15T sprocket.

When I rode his bike I thought first gear just went by too fast. Like the granny gear in my truck, gets it moving then changing up instantly. The extra tooth allowed first to be pulled for a little longer. To me, it felt better with the 15tooth sprocket.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:05 AM   #5430
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When I rode his bike I thought first gear just went by too fast. Like the granny gear in my truck, gets it moving then changing up instantly. The extra tooth allowed first to be pulled for a little longer. To me, it felt better with the 15tooth sprocket.
Stock gearing is 14/45T.

Gonna try the 15T on the front and see how it does.... in fact, already on order. Relatively "cheap" compared to messing around with a tooth here and there with the rear. A whole lot easier to change to boot.
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