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Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By O-man21
I'm not sure there is a right answer here, but...

I'm not sure there is a right answer here, but rear passenger comfort will obviously be very important. In all honesty I don't think this set up will work, I think your father will get tired of it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,482
Posted By O-man21
Cell phone pic from my ride today: ...

Cell phone pic from my ride today:

http://i.imgur.com/aBSS85r.jpg?1
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,482
Posted By O-man21
I'll jump in here as another Z rider, and even...

I'll jump in here as another Z rider, and even another Iowan. 2004.

I use this pic everywhere, but I haven't had the chance to get my camera out again.

If anyone is looking to get rid of their...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,482
Posted By O-man21
Thanks. I'll take some pictures Friday, not...

Thanks.

I'll take some pictures Friday, not like there is a rush to get it on the road anytime soon.
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,482
Posted By O-man21
The bike is still at the dealer, picking it up...

The bike is still at the dealer, picking it up Friday when i don't have work and can take my Dad's truck to get it, the roads are too sandy. So.... no pics.

Could you throw a couple pictures up of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,482
Posted By O-man21
Thanks! If you look carefully, there are...

Thanks!


If you look carefully, there are no front turn signals on the bike.


Anyone know a decent set I can get and install myself? The PO cut the stock ones off, but the wire connections...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,482
Posted By O-man21
First pic of the bike. Can't wait until it warms...

First pic of the bike. Can't wait until it warms up.

http://i.imgur.com/Ixgxc.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,482
Posted By O-man21
Well I got worked over pretty hard but i'm still...

Well I got worked over pretty hard but i'm still happy. Got the bike for $4425 out the door. Worked out to 4109 before fees/tax. Right at NADA value.

Pics to come soon.

It has a tail tidy...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,482
Posted By O-man21
Thanks for the help. I'll show up with 3500...

Thanks for the help. I'll show up with 3500 tomorrow morning.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,482
Posted By O-man21
Yea that's what I'm planning. The problem I have...

Yea that's what I'm planning. The problem I have is that it's at a dealer, so he has some overhead to cover. I'll walk in with 3500 cash tomorrow morning. It has aftermarket grips and an aftermarket...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 47,482
Posted By O-man21
I have a shot a getting an 04 with 17k miles....

I have a shot a getting an 04 with 17k miles. They're asking 4500, what should I offer? How is the reliability on these bikes? Anything I should look out for? It looks brand new from when I went to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 66,442
Posted By O-man21
Do the 600rr's have any significant issues to...

Do the 600rr's have any significant issues to look out for? What should I look at specifically on an 04?

How hard/expensive are they to maintain? I've never had a FI bike before. What would I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 66,442
Posted By O-man21
That's what I've found too. Seen some on...

That's what I've found too.

Seen some on ebay not sell for 3500, but all had more miles. Never seen one above 4k, but still, never seen one with only 6000 miles either. I think I'll show up with...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 66,442
Posted By O-man21
would 4k be a fair offer if its in good shape?...

would 4k be a fair offer if its in good shape? Guy says there is no damage and it's completely stock.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 66,442
Posted By O-man21
I've stumbled onto an 04 RR with 6k miles for...

I've stumbled onto an 04 RR with 6k miles for 4500. Would that be reasonable if there is nothing wrong with it when I go look at it?

Anything I should look out for in a 04 RR? Pictures on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,283
Posted By O-man21
What's the difference between an F4i and an RR?...

What's the difference between an F4i and an RR? I've stumbled onto an 04 RR with 6k miles for 4500. Would that be reasonable if there is nothing wrong with it when I go look at it?

Anything I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 491,443
Posted By O-man21
I don't know, that's the problem. I want...

I don't know, that's the problem. I want something I can ride, and I think he's right, it's in too good of shape to be ridden. I think I'll leave it to someone else to put it in a collection. Is that...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 491,443
Posted By O-man21
fixed

fixed
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 491,443
Posted By O-man21
Considering an older VFR myself. Anyone have an...

Considering an older VFR myself. Anyone have an opinion on this guy?

Link (http://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/3509387541.html)
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,736
Posted By O-man21
Awesome, thanks. Should I be concerned...

Awesome, thanks.


Should I be concerned about the backfiring issue I mentioned?
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,736
Posted By O-man21
The 1993 750 has Lock nut type? I swear I read...

The 1993 750 has Lock nut type? I swear I read they're shim and bucket.


I just got done test riding, and the bike is in amazing shape. It has been well maintained, but the guy said he has never...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,736
Posted By O-man21
How hard is a valve adjustment? i read they have...

How hard is a valve adjustment? i read they have a 4000 mile service interval, and they're shim and bucket as opposed to my ninja's lock nut.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,736
Posted By O-man21
I'm going to look at a 93 Katana 750 tomorrow...

I'm going to look at a 93 Katana 750 tomorrow with only 6700 miles. Any known problems I should look for on it? Looks to be in great shape from the CL posting.

He's only asking $1675, with "near...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By O-man21
I was low on gas.:fitz:baldy

I was low on gas.:fitz:baldy
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By O-man21
@Carb sync guy. Easiest to do with the gas...

@Carb sync guy.

Easiest to do with the gas tank off. There will be enough gas in the carbs for it to idle for a couple minutes. Make sure you have a thick fluid in the tool you're using, a less...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By O-man21
there's only one....

there's only one....
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By O-man21
I needed to switch to my reserve tank.:kboom

I needed to switch to my reserve tank.:kboom
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By O-man21
Ninja 250 Firing One Cylinder

Only Firing One Cylinder

My bike was running perfect today, it was the first 80 degree day we've had. Tonight I tried to start it, and needed quite a bit of choke. Started up fine, and I drove it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,228
Posted By O-man21
Best 600 to Self Maintain

I was daydreaming today about my next bike, and I'm curious about the ease of working on more modern 600's. Next summer I'm hoping to upgrade from my Ninjette, but I want to continue to do my own...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-21-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6,999
Views: 2,345,308
Posted By O-man21
Not my pic, but there are 3-4 of these around...

Not my pic, but there are 3-4 of these around Iowa City.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ebu6vYpOI7A/TBb4Y9U4XTI/AAAAAAAAAK4/qzYfB1gaGYU/s1600/nuclearfree.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 228,607
Posted By O-man21
My first bike, and my current bike. ...

My first bike, and my current bike.

http://i53.tinypic.com/28sleno.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,669
Posted By O-man21
Replaced the spark plugs today, it runs perfect...

Replaced the spark plugs today, it runs perfect now! Idle is smooth at 1300, no hesitation under throttle or load at all, and no hanging or dropping below idle. Thanks guys!
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,669
Posted By O-man21
Planning on new plugs tomorrow if somewhere has...

Planning on new plugs tomorrow if somewhere has them in stock.


Forgot to mention that after adjusting the idle screws that the engine no long hangs, so that seems to be solved. It still...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,669
Posted By O-man21
Well I pulled the carbs and adjusted the idle...

Well I pulled the carbs and adjusted the idle screws to 2 and 1/2 turns each. The idle is better, but it still sputters a little.

I made sure all the passages in the carbs were clean with a copper...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,669
Posted By O-man21
I'll check the float height when I get the carbs...

I'll check the float height when I get the carbs off this afternoon. I'm really hoping this is a simple idle screw adjustment.

Air filter is less than 500 miles old.

Thanks for the help guys,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,669
Posted By O-man21
Update for you two. I adjusted the valves,...

Update for you two.

I adjusted the valves, which were pretty tight, all are at the loose end of spec now.

Now I have an idle problem. I synced the carbs, but the idle is still rough.

It...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,669
Posted By O-man21
Thank you. Just for a baseline, is there a price...

Thank you. Just for a baseline, is there a price window I should look for?

Planning on new spark plugs, carb clean and sync, and valve adjustment.
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,669
Posted By O-man21
Seafoam will work better than the techron? I've...

Seafoam will work better than the techron? I've run two whole bottle fulls of it through... this stuff (http://www.amazon.com/Chevron-Techron-Fuel-System-Cleaner/dp/tech-data/B00092893O)

The P.O....
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,483
Views: 281,669
Posted By O-man21
It's an 04 with 3200 miles. I just bought it 3...

It's an 04 with 3200 miles. I just bought it 3 weeks ago, I'm not sure about it's winter storage. It may have been poorly stored, but it's been running great until just now.

It's idle was rough...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5,766
Views: 324,529
Posted By O-man21
Anyone around Iowa City want to come adjust the...

Anyone around Iowa City want to come adjust the valves on a Ninja 250 for whatever price you think is fair, plus a case of beer?
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