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Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
That bike is sweet! I really like the tail on it.

That bike is sweet! I really like the tail on it.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 58,081
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
The only two small bikes I've ridden are a '01...

The only two small bikes I've ridden are a '01 EX250 that my ex-wife bought new and my '91 EX500 that I have now. How does this bike measure up size wise? I'm 6'0" and felt a tiny bit cramped on...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 42,948
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Yeah, that's exactly it. The can doesn't get...

Yeah, that's exactly it. The can doesn't get very hot and the bags I have have a "heat resistant" silver backing that you can see on the left-hand bag that protected them from the little heat the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 54,168
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I've never been a cruiser guy and probably never...

I've never been a cruiser guy and probably never will, but when my brother passed away in '09 I ended up with his '07 Suzuki Boulevard S50 (aka VS800, Intruder 800). I ended up putting a set of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,518
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I guess I should shop around again. When I first...

I guess I should shop around again. When I first bought my '98 Daytona in '00, I called my carrier (State Farm) and got a quote of $400/yr. I was 24 with a liter-ish (955cc) bike and was happy with...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,173
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I've had one on my EX500 for a 7 years. The only...

I've had one on my EX500 for a 7 years. The only issue is one of the mounts cracked because I had something in it that was way too heavy for the box (can't remember what) and then rode gravel roads...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10,312
Views: 1,755,931
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
If I already had one of my bikes sold, I'd buy...

If I already had one of my bikes sold, I'd buy this...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2,355
Views: 343,909
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I'm toying with the idea of selling one or two...

I'm toying with the idea of selling one or two bikes and getting a new or slightly used one and I'm looking at mostly lower cc bikes. However, I've never ridden a single and I don't really know if...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,833
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
+1 Its not a 675, but my 17-year old Daytona...

+1

Its not a 675, but my 17-year old Daytona T595 (955cc/worst marketing move ever) has had the following issues:

- fuel tank to pump plate gasket failed
- clutch cable broke on the road
-...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,665
Views: 532,758
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I haven't seen a new thread for it, but is the...

I haven't seen a new thread for it, but is the CBR300R basically the same bike as this with just a bump in displacement?
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 193,342
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I was seriously thinking about selling two of my...

I was seriously thinking about selling two of my bikes and getting an RC390, but the more I read about it I don't think I'd be happy ditching an aging but pristine Daytona and the S50 to buy a bike...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,153
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
This is actually nice-looking and looks like...

This is actually nice-looking and looks like whoever did it had a vision in their head or something on paper before they started throwing random parts at a bike unlike the bike in the OP.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 44,035
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I've been toying with the idea of selling my '98...

I've been toying with the idea of selling my '98 Daytona and '07 Boulevard S50 and getting one of these. I want to keep a sportbike around, but don't feel the need to have a literbike. The Boulevard...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,346
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
That is what I was afraid of. I'm going to check...

That is what I was afraid of. I'm going to check out the co-op on my way out of town. My Triumph needs gas and I've already had plenty of fuel-related issues that has kept me from riding it way too...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,346
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Thanks for the replies. I have to double check,...

Thanks for the replies. I have to double check, but I think the local co-op may still sell one grade that is ethanol free. If so, I'll be changing stations.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,346
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Question What are these carb deposits from and how to rectify?

I'm in the middle of cleaning and rebuilding the carbs on my '91 EX500 and I have strange deposits in the float bowls of both carbs. I haven't torn too many carbs apart, but I've cleaned carbs on...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 167,785
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
As far as the lettering goes, I'm 99% sure they...

As far as the lettering goes, I'm 99% sure they are grouped by each "square mile". This whole area is laid out like most of central Indiana....a big grid. The A's are near IN37, B's a mile west, a...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-07-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 167,785
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Old tag: ...

Old tag:

http://imageshack.us/a/img547/2203/vb0z.jpg


New tag:

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/9002/gst3.jpg

In case you can't make it out, the marking on the wind turbine is "C10".
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Wicked Need some suggestions for fork oil weight: '98 Triumph Daytona and Kawi EX500

I am getting ready to change the fork oil in all three bikes and I want to get some suggestions for what weight to buy for the Daytona and EX500.

'98 Triumph Daytona (955cc)
* Forks have...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Yeah, I was curious after your post and looked it...

Yeah, I was curious after your post and looked it up and found the webbikeworld.com review (http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/nolan-n85-review/). It states in an edit by the author...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Question Looking at a Nolan N85 helmet online....what are they like?

My AGV S-4 that I bought in '08 is due to be replaced. I've loved that helmet but its time to let it go and want to maybe try another company. I've owned HJC, KBC and AGV but the Nolan N85 Virage...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,568
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I have a Suzuki Boulevard S50 and the shaft drive...

I have a Suzuki Boulevard S50 and the shaft drive is 2nd on my list of dislikes. I still like the bike and it makes a good commuter and its the only bike the wife likes for 2-up, but the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,303
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Not on my motorcycles, but I lay my Bianchi down...

Not on my motorcycles, but I lay my Bianchi down all the time because it doesn't have a kickstand.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Question Looking for competent painter in Central-Indiana

I'm looking to get the bodywork from my '98 Daytona repainted the OEM Tornado Red (and decals under the clear) and am looking for someone who will do it at a reasonable cost. We have two shops in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 67,801
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
My brother passed away in 2009 and our parents...

My brother passed away in 2009 and our parents gave me both of his bikes ('07 Boulevard S50, '08 Versys) in mid-2010 after they had sat awhile. I had ridden both of them many times and fully expected...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,348
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Same thing here. Depends on the definition. I...

Same thing here. Depends on the definition. I bought a 1991 Kawasaki EX500 off of Ebay for $500 in 2007 that most people would have turned their noses up at. However, I went into the deal with an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,309
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I second the R/C option. Cars, trucks,...

I second the R/C option. Cars, trucks, planes….whatever floats your boat. However, the really scale stuff can be a time killer and would be great for your current situation. The scale 4x4 stuff is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Another vote for a chain-related issue.

Another vote for a chain-related issue.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,846
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Very nice! Can't wait to see where this goes.

Very nice! Can't wait to see where this goes.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Question Any Road Warriors have a WP Ultrasport rear shock?

Last summer I got a good deal on a Works Performance Ultrasport rear shock for my ’98 Daytona from their Ebay outlet store. It has been great and much better than my 25k-mile stock shock with...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,445
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Thumb Thanks for all the suggestions! I forgot to...

Thanks for all the suggestions! I forgot to mention that the pipe is stainless and I tried a razor blade as suggested by Switchblade315 and GH41. I got home from work too late to stop by the store...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,445
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Question What is the best way to clean melted boot off my exhaust?

My Daytona has a high mount exhaust and the link pipe between the header and the muffler has nice big black spot from my Alpinestars on it. What is the best/quickest way to remove the residue?
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,901
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I sprayed my EX500 with VHT flat blue header...

I sprayed my EX500 with VHT flat blue header paint and just sat the parts out on a small table in the sun on a 95-degree day. I'd already be worried about some sort of delam issue if you can still...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I sold a XS400 and GS550 via Craigslist and it...

I sold a XS400 and GS550 via Craigslist and it takes a lot of patience and taking calls from illiterate junk collectors. After I was offered a riding mower with no deck, a military training rifle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,605
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Depending on the day of the week: My bikes:...

Depending on the day of the week:

My bikes:

'98 Triumph Daytona
'91 Kawasaki EX500
'07 Suzuki S50
'08 Kawasaki Versys (out of commision currently)
Co-workers:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I'm one of those people who like to see how far...

I'm one of those people who like to see how far they can coast. Usually, this works fine and I've done it in most of my cars (all but 2 over the years have been manual transmissions) and I've done...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,152
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I missed it, but my brother went to the “Boogie”...

I missed it, but my brother went to the “Boogie” in southern Indiana a few years ago. I guess it was a giant party and was a lot of fun. He stayed in the Outlaws compound that night with a friend...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,049
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Yeah, they are definitely great little bikes. ...

Yeah, they are definitely great little bikes. The headlight assembly and brackets came from http://www.mikesxs.net (http://www.mikesxs.net/) that specializes in Yamaha XS-series bikes. It should be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,852
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Great looking bike. I always look at them if I'm...

Great looking bike. I always look at them if I'm at a dealer and at the IMS. However, how did I go so long and never notice that they mounted what appears to be the voltage regulator under the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I wondered about that after reading some posts at...

I wondered about that after reading some posts at Intruder Alert. Didn't post there because they'd all just tell me to take the packing out and not be a pussy. Most of what I've done or want to do to...
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