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Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 241,606
Posted By Onederer
I rode the Street 750 today. Fit and finish,...

I rode the Street 750 today.

Fit and finish, well, is worse than a lot/most Japanese crusiers in the price range.

I don't know where the most money is spent, but I'll guess it's in the engine...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 84,735
Posted By Onederer
I rode the Scout today. Fit and finish is...

I rode the Scout today.

Fit and finish is nice. It's a very clean looking bike.

Power is really good and throughout the RPM range.

The suspension works well, very well for a crusier in it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,176
Posted By Onederer
One poster already pointed out a potential...

One poster already pointed out a potential problem and it just got ignore.

Use good valve caps.

Those cheap plastic ones are just that, cheap. Use valve caps with an actual sealing ring in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By Onederer
What I remember is that bike has an open loop...

What I remember is that bike has an open loop frame, meaning the engine is a stressed member, the engine completes the frame.

With the questions you're asking, any engine swap that is not direct...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Onederer
If your main focus is power, then you should just...

If your main focus is power, then you should just start with something that has more power. There are plenty of twin, V4, iniline four bikes that can be bought below $2500 used and in good running...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,567
Posted By Onederer
Stand up to pee. Sit down to poop. This works for...

Stand up to pee. Sit down to poop. This works for either gender, only one takes more skill.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,643
Posted By Onederer
Based on what I've seen on this site, an ADV bike...

Based on what I've seen on this site, an ADV bike is anything that is overweight , overpriced, has all the bells and whistles and is preferred by retirees who abhor Harley Davidons.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 219,458
Posted By Onederer
http://fayar.craigslist.org/mcy/4645823252.html ...

http://fayar.craigslist.org/mcy/4645823252.html

I think the tools used to modify the bike are hanging on the front of that barn.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,866
Posted By Onederer
:rolleyes:rolleyes Haven't we had since...

:rolleyes:rolleyes

Haven't we had since the mid 1980's to figure this out?

I went and threw some rocks at and cussed my three wheeler yesterday to try to pick a fight with it. It didn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 219,458
Posted By Onederer
You're putting more thought into then they did. ...

You're putting more thought into then they did.

They just welded the sprocket to the very end of the shaft. Simple.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5,509
Views: 307,782
Posted By Onederer
Does anyone remember the page number to where the...

Does anyone remember the page number to where the video link of a cyclist at a restaurant getting into his vehcile and driving directly toward a person filiming is?

The cyclists was upsets that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
Wink XR650L, not XL650R, and actually the engines are...

XR650L, not XL650R, and actually the engines are not the same at all, they are similar.

Some things that are different, starting from the top are...

Head cover
Rocker arms
Camshaft
Cam...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,105
Posted By Onederer
How many people drop their Mini Cooper on the...

How many people drop their Mini Cooper on the side and have to pick it up?

Using that logic, a 900lb motorcycle is 1.125% the weight of a loaded 18 wheeler. That thing should almost lift itself...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
That's pretty snazzy. Once upon a time,...

That's pretty snazzy.

Once upon a time, headlights had a detachable lens so they could be cleaned an the reflector could be polished. You've done the next best thing.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,926
Views: 213,898
Posted By Onederer
They probably thought most people would just cut...

They probably thought most people would just cut the rear of the frame off and strip the rest of the bike down for the carafe style.

After all, that's what happened to all the original SRs.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,220
Posted By Onederer
That's because you're an ego tripping dick.

That's because you're an ego tripping dick.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Onederer
A lot of you are really behind on what's been...

A lot of you are really behind on what's been going on in the big bore single cylinder world for the last decade, not even mentioning the DR800 from several decades ago.

...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
Is the front sprocket worn? It doesn't have to be...

Is the front sprocket worn? It doesn't have to be worn out, just enough that the teeth have a slight hook on them will cause a lot of vibration and it would be worse in higher gears with a load at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33,452
Views: 8,167,803
Posted By Onederer
Ketchup and mustard gang. They are down at...

Ketchup and mustard gang. They are down at McDonellz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9KnNoWQR_E&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 135,594
Posted By Onederer
Do any of you visit the XR600R thread? They...

Do any of you visit the XR600R thread?

They are hard on third gear too and I have replaced one before it blew.

Just my experience and it may help some of you decide if third gear needs...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 33,129
Posted By Onederer
You people who want an electric motorcycle better...

You people who want an electric motorcycle better hurry up and get in on it so you can enjoy them before you have to prepay for electricity and electricity theft is made a felony.

You'll be able...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,575
Posted By Onederer
Fail. That guy is trying way to hard to be...

Fail.

That guy is trying way to hard to be cool; not cool. Wearing three trendy torso coverings does not equal three times the cool trendy factor.

Is that a deer whistle under the chin bar?
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 75,971
Views: 8,042,530
Posted By Onederer
A previous KLR owner?

A previous KLR owner?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By Onederer
Great news!

Great news!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By Onederer
I'm not set on a fuel problem with that...

I'm not set on a fuel problem with that information.

From what you describe, it's intermittent. Fuel problems can be that way, but not often. Loose jets can cause problems like you describe and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By Onederer
Here's a secret; the carbs aren't the only thing...

Here's a secret; the carbs aren't the only thing needed for a gasoline engine to run properly.

It could be in the ignition or even something like a sticking valve. You really didn't give a lot of...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Onederer
Adjustable Reach Levers

I was putting one of my old mountain bikes back together and remembered the early bikes used motorcycle levers and cables.

For you vintage riders who would like some inexpensive adjustable...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 75,971
Views: 8,042,530
Posted By Onederer
The foam is just old, buy some new foam and reuse...

The foam is just old, buy some new foam and reuse the cover if it's still good.

Get stiffer foam from the aftermarket if you like. My '01 XR650L seat is much stiffer than my '84 XL600R seat and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
There is no such thing as cruising at 85mph with...

There is no such thing as cruising at 85mph with these bikes. A Busa can cruise at 85mph, not a XL600R. Sustained speeds of 85mph are in the realm of race speeds, which would need a race preped...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
Well, I didn't ask you to hang out with me. Are...

Well, I didn't ask you to hang out with me. Are you offended by that?

OK, so I started to go back and find some more information to support my ranting, and I came across this.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
I ride one of these on almost a daily basis and...

I ride one of these on almost a daily basis and do a lot of freeway riding. I know my rear from a hole in the ground when it comes to these bikes. I can push mine to 100mph, but there is no way it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
Horse crap! The bike has power to run 85mph, but...

Horse crap! The bike has power to run 85mph, but in no way cruise at 85mph. The stock gearing is plenty for top speed for anything but a fully faired, speed record bike.

Adding taller gearing will...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 219,458
Posted By Onederer
http://fayar.craigslist.org/mcy/4566524974.html ...

http://fayar.craigslist.org/mcy/4566524974.html

$1000

http://images.craigslist.org/00U0U_gHqxsBA00yd_600x450.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/00t0t_d8GRI7ilPIo_600x450.jpg
This trike...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
It's not the first time JJXL has given incorrect...

It's not the first time JJXL has given incorrect information, nor is it the first time I've popped in on this thread or others that I've seen the more prominent posters giving outright poor...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
You don't know WTF you're talking about and that...

You don't know WTF you're talking about and that is what happens when the people who know what they are talking about, leave. These free sites wear knowledgeable people out and all that is left is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,256
Posted By Onederer
It's possible, but I get what you're saying. ...

It's possible, but I get what you're saying.

I know some dirt roads with really packed sections that a tire can squall, because I've done it in vehicles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,256
Posted By Onederer
I see your 17GB transmission and raise you a two...

I see your 17GB transmission and raise you a two stroke XR100.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMzsDsYtnFc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

1:40 chase scene starts.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
BTW, if the wires are going to be lengthened,...

BTW, if the wires are going to be lengthened, the front or rear XR650L turn signals can be used. The front stalks are shorter and won't sag as quickly or be broken off as easily. Either way, the OEM...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13,162
Views: 1,270,909
Posted By Onederer
I have had good service from K&S products, but...

I have had good service from K&S products, but the last Honda type turn signals I bought are starting to get dry rot/cracks at the base of the rubber stalks after a couple years. This bike doesn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 402,322
Posted By Onederer
Are those made by Pfizer?

Are those made by Pfizer?
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