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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:00 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,590
Posted By fast1075
Laugh My first job was as a line mechanic at the local...

My first job was as a line mechanic at the local Honda shop. We had a warehouse full of abandoned customer bikes that were in good condition aside from worn out/blown up engines. Maybe half died from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,882
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Repeat after me: I'm an asshat, I hate my ears...

Repeat after me: I'm an asshat, I hate my ears and wanna be deaf by 50, I'm an asshat and want everyone to know, I'm mentally still 3 and need the attention, I'm an asshat that thinks I'm a Lemming,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,560,744
Posted By fast1075
Beak Bikes

Beak Bikes remind me of an old joke about uselss things. The punch line goes "Dick on a preacher, tits on a nun, and these damn fire ants" :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,034
Posted By fast1075
Eek Flaw'duh

We are often the brunt of some well deserved jabbing, but in the area I live in, the "I-4 Corridor", we have asshats of the absolute highest caliber.

The FHP has set up a task force to control...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By fast1075
Harry's rule of Thumb

Sit on the bike while it is on the side stand. Lift bike off side stand to riding position. If you can do it EASILY, it is not too tall. If you can't pick it up off the side stand to riding position,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,176
Posted By fast1075
Cool2 Dogs

To set the scene on how I feel about aggressive dogs: When I was 6, I was playing in my own front yard. I was attacked by the neighbor's dog. Trip in ambulance and 75 stitches to close the wound...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7,489
Views: 420,698
Posted By fast1075
Wicked Spandex Mafia

When I read "Spandex Mafia", I nearly shart myself laughing. Perfect.

I still don't know what is worse on those 2 lane winding roads with miles of "no passing" signs, The Mafioso, or Texting...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,560,744
Posted By fast1075
What bike do I want today?

I have what I want. Nobody sells (in the US) what I want, so I built one. It's mostly EX250, with a bunch of Suzuki thrown at it. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,560,744
Posted By fast1075
Blast

I had a 2006 model. It got great fuel economy, and maintenance amounted to fluid changes and air filter cleanings. The biggest PITA is the stock footpeg hangers are a blue dyed bitch to take off for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,736
Posted By fast1075
Wrong Lube in gear case

People who lose the stator after changing the transmission lube in a Buell/Sportster have the problem from using the wrong lube.

Some were using Mobil 1, or other brands that meet GL-5 lube...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-12-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 44,767
Posted By fast1075
Wicked Tip: when cutting aluminum, a little wax, as in...

Tip: when cutting aluminum, a little wax, as in candle wax (paraffin) applied to the tool will help keep the metal from sticking to the tool. It makes a bit of a mess, but vastly improves tool...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-11-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,783
Posted By fast1075
Wink A good machinist can fit anything to anything,...

A good machinist can fit anything to anything, given enough time and money. Is it worth it?

I just fitted a GSX600f fork to a 250 Ninja. The bearings existed to make a swap (technically).

...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-09-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,975
Posted By fast1075
Laugh X Pipe

Murray used to build X pipe race systems. A friend had one on a GPZ 550 that raced in IDBA. It made that thing sound like it was turning double the 13K RPM it ran.
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 61,417
Posted By fast1075
Thought about it long and hard since my first...

Thought about it long and hard since my first post. Still the CB-350F.
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,812
Posted By fast1075
Laugh 250

My first bike was a Honda 90. I rode it when the speed limits everywhere were 70 mph. I got along fine, I just stayed off the freeway. Fast forward a few years (ok, a bunch of years), and having...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 41,332
Posted By fast1075
Work in progress

My 2006. Work in progress, spot the mods.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,621
Posted By fast1075
Stunting

When I was a kid, I had a Yamaha 100 endure. It was the perfect wheelie machine. I wheelied it all over town, at low speed. People smiled and waved as I went by, even the township's lone police...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,973
Posted By fast1075
The ring refreshment got you another 10k. In the...

The ring refreshment got you another 10k. In the picture of the piston, the skirt is worn enough for the upper ring land to have been wearing in contact with the cylinder. The piston is technically...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,460
Posted By fast1075
Required octane varies greatly from engine to...

Required octane varies greatly from engine to engine. My old Buell XB12s which is a 2 valve engine with a bathtub combustion chamber and very poor quench would detonate badly under low rpm high load...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-20-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 44,767
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Shield gas on Saturday

If you have a Tractor Supply company store near you, they stock shield gas, at least they do here in Flaw'da.:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,621
Posted By fast1075
Wink Standing

I sometimes stand for a bit towards the end of a long ride, especially in the summer to cool my ass off. Never had a problem from a LEO over it. Now i just jinxed my own ass.
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 36,184
Posted By fast1075
Don't forget that there is an optional "low" seat...

Don't forget that there is an optional "low" seat that nets about one more inch.
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 510,136
Posted By fast1075
Laugh On my Manic/Frantic 250 build, I used a...

On my Manic/Frantic 250 build, I used a Bridgestone S20 front and a Michelin Street Radial rear. Crazy mad front traction and hopefully good long life on the rear, with plenty of traction. They will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,216
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Sorry, My scooter is a Honda...

Sorry, My scooter is a Honda :D:rofl:freaky:lol3:wink::clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,216
Posted By fast1075
Wicked I stopped by the Harley shop Saturday to pick up...

I stopped by the Harley shop Saturday to pick up an oil filter. I had been on a spirited ride on my 250, and I was in my race suit. The place was PACKED. The looks I got were PRICELESS. (Except for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-04-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Have you ever actually ridden a CL350? We sold a...

Have you ever actually ridden a CL350? We sold a shitload of them back in the day. Every single customer I know of carries the scars from burns from those high pipes. The heat shielding is completely...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-02-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Crank

I see that you may have a donor crank. If you need one fixed in the future, and if Paul Gast can't do it, you can call Falicon in Florida. They did a good job on a friend's H2 crank.

The seller...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 37,341
Posted By fast1075
I begged Honda for a shiny new NSR 500 with no...

I begged Honda for a shiny new NSR 500 with no fancy electronics or gizmos.

What did they build? (wait for it) The GROM! Wow am I angry!! Batages!!

I'm gonna go burn a CBR1000rr in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,213
Posted By fast1075
Cool2 You left out "Old guy on the 250 with oddly worn...

You left out "Old guy on the 250 with oddly worn tires".
Forum: Battle scooters 12-27-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By fast1075
That is a Belleville, or "wave" washer, which is...

That is a Belleville, or "wave" washer, which is actually a spring to side load an shaft or bearing. Where it goes, I have no idea, especially since there is nothing it scale it against.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,727
Posted By fast1075
My local HD dealer is alright. They still have...

My local HD dealer is alright. They still have the Buell sign on their building.

It is true that HD only dealers didn't/don't do Buell. A lot of it is the part numbers are different and don't...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-13-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,933
Posted By fast1075
I worked at a local Honda dealership for a few...

I worked at a local Honda dealership for a few years in the 70's. The 100/125 family of bikes was by far the most popular, and appeared most often on my work bench.

The weakest point is the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By fast1075
When you put it back together, replace the cam...

When you put it back together, replace the cam and ALL the rockers. One possible option (it's been a while for me), is to give Webb Cam a call. They may be able to hardface and refinish both the cam...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,933
Posted By fast1075
Hard to remember that far back, but it looks like...

Hard to remember that far back, but it looks like a Basani pipe on it. Nice find!
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,111
Posted By fast1075
Wink In 1972 they had an engine torn down on display...

In 1972 they had an engine torn down on display in a glass case at the Training Center in Atlanta. Absolutely amazing!
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,646
Posted By fast1075
Livewire is not and in it's present...

Livewire is not and in it's present configuration, never will be a production bike. (GASP!) It is an engineering exercise mandated by the battery suppliers as intent to market an electric, or hybrid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,287
Posted By fast1075
In Flaw'da, it is absolutely impossible to tell...

In Flaw'da, it is absolutely impossible to tell if any car is an unmarked cop other than the illegally dark window tint. The local sheriff's department prides itself in using confiscated drug dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By fast1075
Talking If the engine is modified, a compression test may...

If the engine is modified, a compression test may incorrectly show low compression due to possible differences in cam timing. The correct way to test the condition is to do a leakdown test.
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,352
Posted By fast1075
Eek A friend from Canada brought an RG-500 down with...

A friend from Canada brought an RG-500 down with him on vacation once. He rode my Buell, and rode his RG.

That was the angriest bike I have ever ridden. Like rolling down a mountainside in a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,156
Posted By fast1075
The GPZ is the icon of performance from that era....

The GPZ is the icon of performance from that era. I am surprised that there are still unmolested street legal 1100's in circulation. I have owned, ridden and built many variations of that (to me)...
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