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Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,995
Posted By rich tintera
If there were message boards when Vetter fairings...

If there were message boards when Vetter fairings first came out, someone would have asked: "why don't the big 4 offer frame mounted fairings?", to which someone else would have said "because there's...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,286
Posted By rich tintera
That's me- I had my KLR for years, then got a...

That's me- I had my KLR for years, then got a hankering for a road bike and got a VFR. Best of both worlds.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,393
Posted By rich tintera
Yeah, the bike has a lot to do with it- it's a...

Yeah, the bike has a lot to do with it- it's a 2003 vfr800 and I have a 34" inseam. I did put on lowering blocks for the pegs, and it helps some (I think). The ergos aren't that bad, but after an...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,393
Posted By rich tintera
Bent knees and pain

Is there anyone here who doesn't experience pain in the knees after a few hours in the saddle? I thought it was universal, but asking the question of "why the pain" in a message board devoted to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
I gotta ask: if 8 spoke wheels were the norm,...

I gotta ask: if 8 spoke wheels were the norm, would everyone go apeshit over the 5 spokers?
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
[QUOTE=MapMaster;24523696]#1 - Are you asking...

[QUOTE=MapMaster;24523696]#1 - Are you asking specifically about the VTEC engine itself? If so, it's pretty solid, but a major PITA to do valve maintenance on, and cam chain tensioners are a wear...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,028
Posted By rich tintera
I'm so dumb that i don't know if you're joking or...

I'm so dumb that i don't know if you're joking or not :dunno
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,028
Posted By rich tintera
Upside down forks?

Educate me on upside down forks. I've never had a bike with them. If they're so advantageous, why don't all bike come with them stock? Why would they cost more to make than "regular" forks?
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Viethorse, You painted that yourself, didn't...

Viethorse,
You painted that yourself, didn't you? I seem to recall a thread in another forum where you were looking for the measurements. It turned out great!
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
This shield was on my bike when I bought it....

This shield was on my bike when I bought it. Maybe someone could ID it. Really great wind protection. I'm 6'3".

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/richtintera/P1010727.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,203
Posted By rich tintera
VFR800s are pretty nice.

VFR800s are pretty nice.
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By rich tintera
That rear view picture is distracting and takes...

That rear view picture is distracting and takes up too much real estate.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,304
Posted By rich tintera
VFR800. :deal

VFR800. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,663
Posted By rich tintera
OK, I've read the whole thread, and I'm still not...

OK, I've read the whole thread, and I'm still not sure on the proper usage of these whips. The guy is tailgating you, are you supposed to brake and come along side him and whip his vehicle? And he...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,276
Posted By rich tintera
That Wolfman bag looks like it belongs there.

That Wolfman bag looks like it belongs there.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Sounds like a plan :freaky

Sounds like a plan :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Reading this thread is driving me crazy. The...

Reading this thread is driving me crazy. The streets here have been snow and ice covered for the last 2 weeks, but if the weather sites are right, it should all be gone within the next week and I can...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Man, that really looks minty. Congrats!

Man, that really looks minty. Congrats!
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,701
Posted By rich tintera
Tell us more about wrapping bikes in vinyl. You...

Tell us more about wrapping bikes in vinyl. You said remove the stickers- would the sticker edges show through the vinyl? What would a wrap cost, and is it something average Joe could do at home? ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,740
Posted By rich tintera
You really do need one of each. I had my '03 KLR...

You really do need one of each. I had my '03 KLR for about 5 years, then got a hankering for a sportier bike, and got a "03 VFR. It's the best of both worlds. The KLR is perfect in town with the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,105
Posted By rich tintera
They gave you three steps, What more can you ask...

They gave you three steps, What more can you ask for?
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Take along a water bottle and eat a couple of...

Take along a water bottle and eat a couple of preemptive Tylenols before you even take off. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,137
Posted By rich tintera
You don't mess with perfection. :deal

You don't mess with perfection. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 165,125
Posted By rich tintera
Why am I suddenly hungry for lemon meringue pie?

Why am I suddenly hungry for lemon meringue pie?
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Beautiful bike! Mine's similar. Rim stripes are a...

Beautiful bike! Mine's similar. Rim stripes are a nice way to add a little color to a monochromatic bike and they're reflective:
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/richtintera/P1010713-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 26,140
Posted By rich tintera
"How the fuck is that possible?":rofl Good...

"How the fuck is that possible?":rofl

Good job! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,062
Posted By rich tintera
IMHO, if they would have dropped the tail down a...

IMHO, if they would have dropped the tail down a few inches and given it a real world seat it would have been a lot more attractive.
Forum: Vendors 07-19-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 43,762
Posted By rich tintera
Dumb question- does wiring the voltmeter to any...

Dumb question- does wiring the voltmeter to any wire which is hot when the key is "on" yield the same readout as wiring the voltmeter directly to the battery?
I think I'll be ordering one in the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Oops! Here it is: ...

Oops! Here it is:
http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php/topic/66234-new-sargent-seat-pia-to-latch/page__p__775413__fromsearch__1#entry775413
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Here's an interesting Sargent seat thread from...

Here's an interesting Sargent seat thread from VFRD. I did this procedure on mine and it made a world of difference.
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Nice bike! What are those bags? They look good.

Nice bike! What are those bags? They look good.
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Wow, as many times as your front wheel stopped...

Wow, as many times as your front wheel stopped and then spun backwards it's a miracle you didn't lose traction. :eek1


(not intended to be a factual statement)
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 505,577
Posted By rich tintera
Here's my '03. ...

Here's my '03.
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/richtintera/P1010713-1.jpg
Bought it in February. Put the rim stripes on yesterday. I've added a Sargent seat, Grip Puppies, Ebay levers,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8,408
Views: 1,993,262
Posted By rich tintera
That is really nice looking. I'd love to try...

That is really nice looking. I'd love to try something like that when the time comes. What kind of finish is it?

Rich
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-26-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 966,840
Posted By rich tintera
I had a '58 in high school. There was a hole in...

I had a '58 in high school. There was a hole in the back bumper where you could insert the crank (for the jack) and engage the flywheel, and crank start it. Naturally I lost the crank, so I'd turn on...
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