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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 01:59 PM
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Posted By nic579
http://cycle-ergo.com/

http://cycle-ergo.com/
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 05:46 AM
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Posted By nic579
I picked up a end of year sale priced 2014 to...

I picked up a end of year sale priced 2014 to replace my Buell 1125CR which hates stop and go traffic. I am hoping that it has the same fore and aft wheel lifting abilities but at slower speeds. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 82,611
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Posted By nic579
Every time you weld a pass the area shrinks...

Every time you weld a pass the area shrinks around the weld putting tension into the member do this multiple times on a piece and it bends dramatically. It also changes the properties of the metals...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 03:24 AM
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Posted By nic579
Both are bent I have bought parts from these guys...

Both are bent I have bought parts from these guys multiple times and have always been pleased with the quality of what I received.


...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 04:21 PM
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Posted By nic579
I have a set of forks from my USD conversion one...

I have a set of forks from my USD conversion one def bent the other straight but they have been kicking around for some time. I could take a close look and see if one is usable still. Which side is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 03:38 PM
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Posted By nic579
MAC Aluminum Brightener I have used a...

MAC Aluminum Brightener

I have used a similar prodyct on my RD400 rims worked great for a dull finish. Seems to work well to hold the clear coat also.

Lips were polished before the cleaning. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:33 PM
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Posted By nic579
I know what you are saying. Same here.

I know what you are saying.

Same here.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 09:32 AM
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Posted By nic579
Some Inspiration. Yet to get my 690 Duke...

Some Inspiration.

Yet to get my 690 Duke out.


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JWIZfYQhgMc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560"...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By nic579
So how are you getting along with the bike? I...

So how are you getting along with the bike? I sort of miss it but have replaced it with a Duke 690 I have yet to drive due to the winter weather. I definitely was been missing the Givi cases after...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 04:03 PM
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Posted By nic579
There is the option of limiting the fork travel...

There is the option of limiting the fork travel some to lower the front some. My experience of the lowering link is that it destroys everything good the rear suspension has to offer.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By nic579
I was going to go that route "but less retro" but...

I was going to go that route "but less retro" but sold my BRP.


Went Orange Beast.

I have been tempted by a few cheap BRPs on craigslist but really want something that fits my shortness...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 28,817
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Posted By nic579
Nice to hear the bike is a good fit for you, its...

Nice to hear the bike is a good fit for you, its actually perfect for the roads down there, my CR is a bit stiff for some of the stuff we were riding.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-28-2014, 06:13 PM
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Posted By nic579
Its gotten most of its miles since June this year...

Its gotten most of its miles since June this year between the 2 of us.

I was down in your neck of the woods on the 1125cr with some guys I just met. No crashers and a nice brisk pace. Nice...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-28-2014, 03:30 AM
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Posted By nic579
You had your chance picked up the Green bike just...

You had your chance picked up the Green bike just 15 min from there.

Really you already dropped it?? LoL. At least it is finally truly broken in now! Just checked out a Ducati for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 03:22 AM
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Posted By nic579
One the best bikes ever made I think the...

One the best bikes ever made I think the production run helps to prove this.
Vertically challenged I wish I was tall enough to use one more for its true intent than I would have kept mine.

On a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 02:33 AM
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Posted By nic579
http://albany.craigslist.org/mcy/4669897282.html ...

http://albany.craigslist.org/mcy/4669897282.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00H0H_lLHhnuiX1c9_600x450.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-14-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By nic579
Posted in Flea Market ...

Posted in Flea Market http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1009658

http://images.craigslist.org/00M0M_jitTPt0FK62_600x450.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-24-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By nic579
Some of the best winding roads I experienced in...

Some of the best winding roads I experienced in the Continental United States near and in that park.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 03:45 AM
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Posted By nic579
I only speak of RaceTec and Ohlins as I have...

I only speak of RaceTec and Ohlins as I have personally had good experience with them, and the old LE " Lindemann Engineering" which is now run by TZ250 guy Ed Sorbo.


I have heard others...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By nic579
If it were me I would send the shock in to have...

If it were me I would send the shock in to have work done as I dont have or want to buy the tooling. You need the proper springs front + rear, set up with correct sag for your suspension period, that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 04:29 PM
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Posted By nic579
I have used gold valves on bikes in the past and...

I have used gold valves on bikes in the past and found them to be a night to day improvement in all cases. My 09 Versys I ran for my 3200 mile vacation this month to NW Arkansas and than back North...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,635
Posted By nic579
That is quite a deal from my perspective. I like...

That is quite a deal from my perspective. I like the Black on Black.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:58 AM
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Posted By nic579
Just not all that comfortable but keep in mind my...

Just not all that comfortable but keep in mind my days on highway were 940 miles first day, and something like 580 the second day. I was not crippled like when I did this with my GSXR 600 but it was...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By nic579
I would be tempted by a new FZ8 at that price....

I would be tempted by a new FZ8 at that price. For new I would be asking myself which holds value better over the long run.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-19-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By nic579
Ebay a spare 650r engine and go to work they are...

Ebay a spare 650r engine and go to work they are cheap enough.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,635
Posted By nic579
I should probably stay away from writing as it...

I should probably stay away from writing as it really is not my forte, so I will give up with this spot. Aloha.

Just to a certain point of commitment and for the the street the Versys is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,635
Posted By nic579
I disagree chassis weight balance for turns is...

I disagree chassis weight balance for turns is better on a bike where rider weight is placed over the front wheel. I found myself choking up as far forward as I could in the tightest stuff on the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,635
Posted By nic579
No the bike really excels in the turns and is...

No the bike really excels in the turns and is easy to ride fast there.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,635
Posted By nic579
Versys is fast enough on the street you could be...

Versys is fast enough on the street you could be thrown in jail for speeding on it, also will clip along at 75 in the 20mph twisties all day long "for days" and you will still have tires left to ride...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-19-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6,976
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Posted By nic579
If I want a hp increase I step on my Buell 1125CR...

If I want a hp increase I step on my Buell 1125CR and feather the edge of just off idle and do my best job of keeping the thing from planting itself in the ass end of anything in front of me. I find...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-12-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By nic579
Corbin seat sucks sat on another Versys with a...

Corbin seat sucks sat on another Versys with a stock seat and that seemed light years better, bike will hum along all day at 80mph and still have enough guts to pass the big rigs. Bars feel like a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-12-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6,976
Views: 1,624,862
Posted By nic579
Baught my 09 Versys a little less than a month...

Baught my 09 Versys a little less than a month ago and have driven it for my week and a half vacation, The little versys is a reasonably competent motorcycle. I took the bike on a loop from Buffalo...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 07:30 AM
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Posted By nic579
This is what I did forget the spring I used...

This is what I did forget the spring I used though.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By nic579
http://www.moto-recyclers.net/servlet/the-44776/00...

http://www.moto-recyclers.net/servlet/the-44776/00-XR650L-XR650-XR/Detail
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By nic579
I loved the big L too just not practical for my...

I loved the big L too just not practical for my size. It was very hard to let it go.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By nic579
I am with you sold my XR650L and picked up up a...

I am with you sold my XR650L and picked up up a 650 Versys with 2600 miles for oddly the same price. Got this to do a summer road trip to Arkansas and hopefully time permitting back up Blue Ridge...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 82,611
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Posted By nic579
Have a few bits left from the XRL reasonable...

Have a few bits left from the XRL reasonable offer takes part/parts + shipping

Front Rotor
front caliper
stock shock link good clean bearings.
suspension Knuckel with zerk fittings....
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 82,611
Views: 9,310,767
Posted By nic579
I have noticed this on the XR and some other...

I have noticed this on the XR and some other bikes and thought the same thing. My Buell 1125CR/r has the Exhaust as a stressed member supporting the foot controls. It seems that the controls can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 82,611
Views: 9,310,767
Posted By nic579
Posted parts in the Flea Market: ...

Posted parts in the Flea Market:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24344791#post24344791

Whats left
Stock Suspension Link good bearings.
Suspension knuckel with zerk fittings....
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 82,611
Views: 9,310,767
Posted By nic579
I used CRF Throttle but had used the XRL cables....

I used CRF Throttle but had used the XRL cables. comes with CRF cables and throttle. O forget why I had switched back to the XRL cables.
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