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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,343
Posted By The_Mike
I have a piece of shit 1980 Honda CB400T that is...

I have a piece of shit 1980 Honda CB400T that is terrible in every measureable way. It leaks oil, buzzes like hell, has no power, gets terrible economy, shakes under the inadequate brakes, and once...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 376,292
Posted By The_Mike
Just got back from six months on Kauai Hawaii for...

Just got back from six months on Kauai Hawaii for work. Fortunately, they footed the bill for some relocation weight, and well my SV doesn't weigh THAT much...

Yes, that is the Westernmost...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
Posted By The_Mike
My 2008 Suzuki SV 650 (or one just like it)! ...

My 2008 Suzuki SV 650 (or one just like it)!

-Newish, very reliable turn-key motoring
-Lightweight (430ish before farkles)
-Powerful enough (72 hp is sufficient for comfortable highway cruise...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6,455
Views: 357,274
Posted By The_Mike
After spending all of 2011/2012 riding without...

After spending all of 2011/2012 riding without parking the bike once, I'm ashamed to admit that I had the first ride of 2013 today - nearly 1/4 of the year wasted!

Stupid Jersey and its...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 376,292
Posted By The_Mike
Took a 2700 mile trip on my SV650 this September,...

Took a 2700 mile trip on my SV650 this September, including the Dragon - I love this bike! It's also my daily commuter with 55 MPG. I've put about 7000 miles on it since I got it ten months ago.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 473,950
Posted By The_Mike
This happens to me on all my bikes. When you're...

This happens to me on all my bikes. When you're sitting at a light and can't get it into first with the clutch pulled in, simply release the clutch in neutral for about a second. Then pull it back in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 144,897
Posted By The_Mike
Birdshot? Not a chance. You need significant...

Birdshot? Not a chance. You need significant penetration for brain incapacitation; you don't want to just crater the face. Nothing less than #1 buck - and 00 or slugs would work way better.

I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,145
Posted By The_Mike
Ride at least twice per week :)

Ride at least twice per week :)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 148,906
Posted By The_Mike
http://home.comcast.net/%7Empersons/shopping_side....

http://home.comcast.net/%7Empersons/shopping_side.jpg

My 2008 SV650 set up for touring. And shopping, apparently. It's the only photo I had with the windscreen installed. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-26-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By The_Mike
Sounds fun! I'll stop by for the next pavement...

Sounds fun! I'll stop by for the next pavement ride :)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By The_Mike
Hello! I'm a fairly new rider in the South Jersey...

Hello! I'm a fairly new rider in the South Jersey area, and am looking to meet some more two-wheeled enthusiasts.

How are these things organized? Would anyone mind the addition of a newbie? I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 25,891
Posted By The_Mike
Heated gear makes all the difference. ...

Heated gear makes all the difference.

Without it, I was hugely bundled and impaired riding down to about 35 degrees. It was difficult to twist and turn, and my dexterity on the controls was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 1,097,173
Posted By The_Mike
Pissed I saw a brand new one today at the Baltimore...

I saw a brand new one today at the Baltimore motorcycle show. It's an amazing throwback - with the most 80's speedometer I've ever seen.

[rant on]

Also, it is the only dual...
Forum: Face plant 02-01-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,194
Posted By The_Mike
That's a really good video, thanks! I...

That's a really good video, thanks!

I basically just grabbed the bars and deadlifted it, and it wasn't easy. Hopefully I don't get much practice :)
Forum: Face plant 01-31-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,194
Posted By The_Mike
Aside from a near-paranoid awareness of any...

Aside from a near-paranoid awareness of any "noises" on my bike, I commuted twice on the bike today with no major issues. Although I did power-through a yellow to avoid heavy braking where I probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,727
Posted By The_Mike
2010 (or so) Suzuki TU250 BRC borrow-bike. I...

2010 (or so) Suzuki TU250 BRC borrow-bike.

I really truly liked that bike. Small, lightweight, torquey, though slow, upright riding position, old-school UJM looks - I was impressed with it. It did...
Forum: Face plant 01-29-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,194
Posted By The_Mike
I have now. :D I'm not sure that ABS would...

I have now. :D

I'm not sure that ABS would have helped in this particular case, but if I was going to buy a larger bike new - I would definitely check out ABS. I can absolutely see why people find...
Forum: Face plant 01-29-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,194
Posted By The_Mike
He actually stopped and helped me push the bike...

He actually stopped and helped me push the bike to the side of the road. I was pretty impressed, and in New Jersey too! I think he was a little freaked out about the whole thing.

Also - I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
Laugh Today was a bike day. I added: -aTRE (stops...

Today was a bike day. I added:

-aTRE (stops Suzuki's timing retard on lower gears)
-12V DC power socket (for phone, air pump, GPS)
-Alaska Leather sheepskin pad! Very nice, and totally worth the...
Forum: Face plant 01-29-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,194
Posted By The_Mike
Eek Welp. Stupid Newbie does newbie things.

I've been riding a couple times per week for about three months with little drama, so - right on schedule - I got over confident and had a moment.

I was stopped at a red light, looking to make a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,923
Posted By The_Mike
All the time! Also, tank-drumming. I always feel...

All the time! Also, tank-drumming. I always feel like an idiot, but it's fun! :evil
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
Hah, I was typing the exact same thing. Imagine...

Hah, I was typing the exact same thing. Imagine my surprise refreshing the thread after submitting.

Thanks :)
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
Yeah, I'm reading about 8% hot on mine. Although...

Yeah, I'm reading about 8% hot on mine. Although interestingly, it looks like the odo is correct. If that's the case, it sounds like Suzuki did it on purpose - which seems a little silly to me.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
I'm going to admit to this: I saw this exact...

I'm going to admit to this: I saw this exact chair at REI, and couldn't figure it out. :rofl

Amazingly small package, but missing two feet! I might end up heading back that direction!
Forum: Face plant 01-25-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,839
Posted By The_Mike
A month after I started riding, I had an old...

A month after I started riding, I had an old Honda 1980 CB400T with one of those ancient law-required 85 mph speedometers.

Unfortunately, as I was coasting off the highway one morning into work, ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
I ordered one (Pillion Type 1 Deluxe for the SV...

I ordered one (Pillion Type 1 Deluxe for the SV http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/servlet/the-9/Sheepskin-Motorcycle-Seat-Cover%2C/Detail) tonight. I'll let everyone know how it works out.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
Tell me more about these sprockets. Coming from...

Tell me more about these sprockets. Coming from an automotive background, I have wondered a bit about cruising the bike at 5500-6000 rpm for hours on end. What does the 16/45 give you at around ~75...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
Good advice! I stopped by REI on my way home...

Good advice! I stopped by REI on my way home yesterday and picked up some various camping gear. I was pleasantly surprised with how small everything packed. REI 2-man tent, low-profile pad, Keely 40...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
I took the SV650 out for another long-ish ride (4...

I took the SV650 out for another long-ish ride (4 hours, 120 miles) today around Central Jersey. Believe it or not, New Jersey actually has some fantastic scenic rides, once you get away from the big...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,679
Posted By The_Mike
SV650 here! Givi e21s for my laptop, rain...

SV650 here!

Givi e21s for my laptop, rain gear, heated clothing.

Enough power to put a smile on my face, torquey enough for traffic, reasonably good fuel economy. :)
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
Oh, one more question: What is the opinion...

Oh, one more question:

What is the opinion here about loud pipes? The previous owner of my honda de-baffled the pipes, leading to a significant racket that was a little excessive in my opinion. Or...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
If you don't mind me asking, how tall are you?...

If you don't mind me asking, how tall are you? And did you have a naked or SV650S? I did notice a little bit of leg discomfort, but I was focused more on how I couldn't really rest my toes near the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
Oh god, my tastebuds are watering just reading...

Oh god, my tastebuds are watering just reading these. We will definitely add these to the list. Anyone familiar with places on the way out? Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri?

Good to hear about...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,258
Posted By The_Mike
Talking SV650 Naked, un-Nakedfied for touring

Hello!

I'm a relatively new rider in New Jersey who recently purchased a rebuilt 2008 SV650 Naked that had been the wrong way up. I'm primarily a commuter - the roads around me are really...
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