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Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,503
Posted By Ed-B
That bike must sound wicked with that exhaust...

That bike must sound wicked with that exhaust system :evil
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 84,953
Posted By Ed-B
Amazing! I Googled this, and read about the...

Amazing! I Googled this, and read about the history of this old nearly forgotten race track. There's a great Audi R8 video that was filmed there recently, too.

But this new BMW video does both the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,985
Posted By Ed-B
It's amusing how juvenile some Japanese bikes...

It's amusing how juvenile some Japanese bikes appear. Suzuki is amongst the worst in this respect. The whole "bold new graphics" thing, and the B-King alien creature styling. Some of their cruisers...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,985
Posted By Ed-B
It would be nice if Suzuki leveraged that GSXR...

It would be nice if Suzuki leveraged that GSXR heritage to offer some hot rod naked street bikes with top flight suspension and brakes. I'm really surprised that they haven't done that yet. The other...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 174,023
Posted By Ed-B
Agreed, it's mostly a style issue for me, though....

Agreed, it's mostly a style issue for me, though. ...I wish my DR650 looked like your old SR500. It's such a simple and classic machine. But I really enjoy my DR650 motor with the Gixxer...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 370,244
Posted By Ed-B
I had both Seca 650 and Seca 750 models. I bought...

I had both Seca 650 and Seca 750 models. I bought them new, and I liked them, but they both had very noticeable shaft jacking from day 1. You had to be smooth and careful not to let off the gas...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 475,219
Posted By Ed-B
I think the insurance underwriters have seen all...

I think the insurance underwriters have seen all the cool videos of FZ-09 holeshots, wheelies, and stoppies. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,503
Posted By Ed-B
The newer bikes have them under the frame, but...

The newer bikes have them under the frame, but that's not one of them. I have one in my garage. It's a 37HO can from a 2008-2009 600 GSXR, like this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,283
Posted By Ed-B
They're apparently out of business... ...

They're apparently out of business...

http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=204889
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By Ed-B
There's a forum specific to this bike with a lot...

There's a forum specific to this bike with a lot of information:

http://gsx650f.freeforums.org/gsx650f-forum-f1.html

You might also consider a Bandit 1250. While the GSX650F is a very good...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,917
Views: 475,219
Posted By Ed-B
Yamaha typically uses left hand threads on their...

Yamaha typically uses left hand threads on their right side mirrors, they'll loosen rather than break off if they take a hit from the front. And it looks like these have the indicator notches on the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 592,626
Posted By Ed-B
I saw a new CB1100 on the show room floor at a...

I saw a new CB1100 on the show room floor at a dealer just this afternoon. I thought they would have all sold out by now. It's a very tempting package, but I already have a big 4 cylinder motorcycle....
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,503
Posted By Ed-B
Sure, start on this page at post #1048 ...

Sure, start on this page at post #1048

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17255&page=53

Contributor "suzikijo" gives all the details. He also links to this site with the installation...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,503
Posted By Ed-B
That looks like the later GSXR 600/750 muffler....

That looks like the later GSXR 600/750 muffler. It could work, actually.

I'm not certain, but I think the GSX650F and the 1250 Bandit used the same muffler. So this might be comparable.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,503
Posted By Ed-B
What muffler was it? The megaphone shaped...

What muffler was it?

The megaphone shaped titanium canister from the 2005-2006 GSXR 1000 has been known to be used on Bandits. There was a guy on Two Wheeled Texans who did that - he cut off the...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 449,111
Posted By Ed-B
That's a really good looking bike, imo. A little...

That's a really good looking bike, imo. A little too much emphasis on adv style in the marketing, but at least is doesn't have bold new graphics :rofl Aftermarket companies will surely deliver the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,464
Posted By Ed-B
The bike is a sleeper; subtle colors and...

The bike is a sleeper; subtle colors and graphics, low bling. But I think it's a practical package that lives between sport and sport-touring. They are very reliable, too.

The bike is essentially...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 592,626
Posted By Ed-B
4th grader checking in :rofl... At 5'5" I bet...

4th grader checking in :rofl... At 5'5" I bet this bike would fit me great. I'd even want the lower JDM seat if I could get it. All that displacement and style and the ergonomics for a guy my size is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 592,626
Posted By Ed-B
That's just cruel. I don't know which is worse -...

That's just cruel. I don't know which is worse - Honda not selling them in your domestic market, or making the supply so tight that you can't get one anyway. They sure are playing it safe.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,269
Posted By Ed-B
That is so cool! I wish Suzuki would put the...

That is so cool! I wish Suzuki would put the DR650 motor into a chassis like this one - take that TU250 concept and spin up a 650cc cafe version.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,146
Posted By Ed-B
For one thing, the 03-04 (18G1) GSXR 1K muffler...

For one thing, the 03-04 (18G1) GSXR 1K muffler has a larger diameter than the 40F0 and 35F0 cans. And cutting it down is no small task, either. So while there are still workable mufflers to be found...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 592,626
Posted By Ed-B
"It's Deja vu all over again"

This new CB takes me back... It reminds me of the 1973 Honda CB750 that I owned in the late '70s. That '73 CB was my first big street bike, and my motorcycling role models rode tricked out Honda...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 96,392
Views: 18,185,165
Posted By Ed-B
Your bike is suffocating. Until you cut that...

Your bike is suffocating. Until you cut that airbox open these other mods won't make much of a difference.

Try this: Take the side cover off the airbox and have a test ride.
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,519
Posted By Ed-B
Nice looking GT-R Felon. And I have to...

Nice looking GT-R Felon.

And I have to wonder... now that Suzuki dropped the whole SV line, will Hyosung be the bike to pick up where they left off?

When my SV650N is ready for replacement I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,575
Posted By Ed-B
Tire pressure?

Check the tire pressure. My 2007 Bandit felt that way when the front tire was soft.
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 358,482
Posted By Ed-B
After putting a GSXR 1000 cannister on my DR650...

After putting a GSXR 1000 cannister on my DR650 I've been thinking something like that on the SV650 would be really nice. But I'd buy another sv650 mid pipe before I cut down my original exhaust to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,353
Posted By Ed-B
I have a Bandit 2007 1250S, it's really a great...

I have a Bandit 2007 1250S, it's really a great bike. The motor is amazing - very linear, with high torque from idle to full scream. In any gear, at any RPM, at any speed - it just pulls. It's an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 96,392
Views: 18,185,165
Posted By Ed-B
Jesse's justification for the spacer mod is based...

Jesse's justification for the spacer mod is based on the premise that the circlip sits on the top of the shelf. After examining the parts and reviewing MX_Robs carb needle images I'm not convinced...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 96,392
Views: 18,185,165
Posted By Ed-B
It was about $350 for everything. I got the...

It was about $350 for everything.

I got the GSXR muffler for $50, the rest was Jesse's pipe kit, DynoJet kit, carb bowl screws, adjustable fuel screw, shipping, etc.

I think it was money well...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 96,392
Views: 18,185,165
Posted By Ed-B
GSXR can mod: Happy!

I did the GSXR/Jesse/DJ mods to my '08 DR650 this week, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Here's a recap:

I got a nice clean X40F0X GSXR can, and ordered the mid pipe and DJ kit from...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 39,981
Posted By Ed-B
Oh yeah! And give us a 4.5 gallon tank, put fuel...

Oh yeah! And give us a 4.5 gallon tank, put fuel injection on it, and 17 inch wheels, too. Or, maybe 18" rear and 19" front... with those tubeless spoke wheels like the new Yamaha Super Tenere. And...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 421,429
Posted By Ed-B
Dave, you are one seriously hard-core motorcycle...

Dave, you are one seriously hard-core motorcycle rider! And you're still going, doing big miles - even after those two falls! Man, you're as tough as those nails you've pulled out of those flat...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 50,083
Posted By Ed-B
It would be nice if they brought in all of their...

It would be nice if they brought in all of their 660cc bikes. I'm seriously thinking about putting a Supermoto wheelset on my DR650, but I'd be tempted to sell or trade that Suzuki towards a Yamaha...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 421,429
Posted By Ed-B
Dave, You are livin' the dream, man! What an...

Dave,

You are livin' the dream, man! What an epic adventure you're having!

It was great to talk with you on the Eastern Prom here in Portland Maine this afternoon. I'd love to jump on my DR650...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,436
Posted By Ed-B
Maybe this is what it will take to get the bikes...

Maybe this is what it will take to get the bikes we want. The dealers are stumped, nothing is moving, and people are coming in and telling them that they don't have the bikes they'd be interesting in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 96,392
Views: 18,185,165
Posted By Ed-B
Lowered my DR with the cheater method

I bought a 2008 DR650 a few months ago, and I've been riding it at the stock height with a gel seat. I'm only 5'5", so I have to slide over to put a foot down at stops, and I'm getting tired of that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Ed-B
I was going to go the factory lowering method on...

I was going to go the factory lowering method on my '08 DR650, but I'm just sliding over on the gel seat to get a leg down at stops.

I decided that if I was going to disassemble the forks that I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 96,392
Views: 18,185,165
Posted By Ed-B
I've read quite a few of those posts since buying...

I've read quite a few of those posts since buying my new '08 DR650 last month. Based on everything I've read, and the way my bike runs, I've decided to leave it alone. The machine starts right up, it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 96,392
Views: 18,185,165
Posted By Ed-B
I don't think it'll be any hotter than it is on...

I don't think it'll be any hotter than it is on the SV650... Are you doing anything *unusual* in the wiring?

Did you install this SV headlight on the DR650 already? I'd love to see it, too.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 69,475
Posted By Ed-B
Terry, It sounds like you have the street...

Terry,

It sounds like you have the street bike covered with your FZ6, and the 230 is working well for you as a woods bike.

I'm also in Maine, down the road in Falmouth. I was in a similar...
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