1. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    is that why you keep getting new bikes! serious?!? you haven't noticed a pattern here on every bike you own? the fuel economy goes down when YOU get on it. come on quit blaming the bikes :lol3
  2. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    A good dyno operator is not cheap. I would guess about a $100 and hour. You want to see what the Air-fuel ratios are at different RPMS and throttle positions. Then adjust accordingly. They will set your main jet first (probably your culprit) then the needle position and maybe needle profile, then the pilot jets and air screws.
    You need to work backwards to do it correctly, since there is a lot of overlap of circuits.
    Not knowing how hard it is to get to your carbs and make changes I would say 3-4 hours to do the job.
    If it is done right it is money well spent.
  3. kenny61

    kenny61 TBI survivor and damn proud of it

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    x2 what Rich said with one additional tidbit. some people don't like a properly jetted bike. I've seen many different jetting threads where people now that its too rich here or to lean here but jet it that way because it feels right to them or its how they liek the trottle response etc etc etc.

    What you shoudl ask yourself is what exactly are you trying to correct and then figure out if its a jetting issue. Some things are like a definite flat spot, popping, surging and stuff like that. If ist you just dont liek the way the power comes on or it just doesnt feel right it may be your personal riding style and just handing the bike off to a dyno tuner may not "fix" the way it feels and may make it actually worse. You may get more from your money by talking to the tuner first and telling them exactly what you want out of the job
  4. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    You think that might have an impact? :lol3
  5. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    What has two thumbs, and is the common denominator in all my problems? :D
  6. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Great points. I used to create maps for roadrace teams and one team I worked with had two equally good riders, and they liked totally different maps. One wanted hard hitting maps and no over revs in corner. The other preferred an easier kit and over revs in corners.
  7. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Hey guys, a former local who moved to the west coast just rolled into town on his R1150GS and blew out his rear shock.

    Anyone local happen to have a spare lying around?
  8. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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  9. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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  10. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    I dont know anything about Dynos, just saw that they posted about it and relayed the info. Either way, any NYC folks headed that way on May 18th? A few of us are headed there by way of the Orient Point Ferry.
  11. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    ...and I say that because the NYMSTF has received and forwarded its first motorcycle -only checkpoint alert for the year.

    Remember everyone, be vigilant and if you see a motorcycle -only checkpoint you should report it by sending a text message to us at 347-410-MSTF (-6783) starting with the word "checkpoint" (please, that part is important) and describing its location briefly.

    See http://nymstf.org/cas for more details.

    Ride safe,
    -Brad
  12. Skuli

    Skuli Adventurer

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    I got a hold of Dave and he's taking care of it. Thanks for the referral.:clap

  13. arZan

    arZan Adventurer

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    Just got stopped at a MC specific checkpoint at the Manhattan end of the Manhattan Bridge.

    Officer Kempinski (#26844) jumped into the HOV lane and stopped the car in front of me. Only when I came to a complete halt, did he allow the car to go and pulled me aside.

    Stated that its a MC specific checkpoint. I told him that I thought those were illegal and he flipped out. Turned on his asshole quotient.

    Asked me for the papers. I gave insurance and license and was searching for the reg. Told him that I did have it somewhere because I also had the 14 sticker. Well the man was impatient so started writing a ticket. I did find the paper registration, but by then it was too late.

    I asked if I can mail a copy in with the ticket, and he said no, he would make sure that I need to show up in court. At that point I told him in very polite terms that he was being a jerk !.

    Of course that hurt his ego even more and so he starts checking all the lights and indicators and the horn etc etc.

    Finally writes the violation for no registration and I leave.

    Oh well !!
  14. wiseblood

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    Be polite. Resist the urge to complain on the interwebs. File a CCRB complaint right now!

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/ccrb/

    Authority figure with sandy vaginas shouldn't be permitted to trample over the rights of law-abiding citizens. :deal
  15. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    +1

    I don't mean to stop anyone from complaining on the Internet but the important part is to contact the CCRB pronto.
  16. arZan

    arZan Adventurer

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    Just filled out the CCRB.

    Also called 311 and made a complaint
  17. arZan

    arZan Adventurer

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    Spoke too soon. Looks like the CCRB online is hacked ?

    When I hit submit this is what I get...

    [​IMG]
  18. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    Works for me, make sure you go to this website and not Chinese porn:

    https://www.nyc.gov/html/ccrb/html/complaint.html

    And next time keep your registration card with your insurance card, it should be in a zip lock bag in the little pocket inside your riding jacket. Your license can be in your wallet. If you can show proof that MC checkpoints are illegal then carry proof with you.

    I just read a little about MC only checkpoints, did the leo tell you it was a checkpoint? Were there any signs indicating it was a checkpoint?

    So he stopped you because you were in the HOV lane, did you show him proof that the HOV lane is for MCs also?
  19. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    Looks like YOU are the one who is hacked. :uhoh
  20. cyrilgrey

    cyrilgrey Been here awhile

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    I used to take the spaces in front of or behind motorcycles in manhattan, even if it meant going out of my way, so another driver wouldn't ram them while parking. One morning I found somebody had kicked a motorcycle over onto my hood. Stopped doing that. Love this piece of shit city.


    In other news, would anyone want a salt encrusted 2008 klr 650? It took a bath during Sandy. I don't have the time or patience to part it out and I'm not sure exactly how fucked everything is (motor, transmission). Surely the frame, plastics and other bits should be OK?