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Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Also notice the TR-1 had the proper starter on it...

Also notice the TR-1 had the proper starter on it from the get go while we in North America made do with wishbone drag clips and chicken sacrifices to get the damn things to start.
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Yup. I was referring to the Yamaha, but I did see...

Yup. I was referring to the Yamaha, but I did see a guy build up a VX to 945cc or something. Apparently it didn't work out too well.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Well, if Yamaha had gifted us with that it would...

Well, if Yamaha had gifted us with that it would be no contest, but I can only imagine the number of swear words between any XV920 I bought and that final result. Anyway, I'd chop up a 920 Virago,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,022
Views: 935,978
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Now you've done it.... Won't be a cheap bike...

Now you've done it....

Won't be a cheap bike for long if you're a tinkerer. I bought mine for $500 and the mods just keep coming.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By MacMcMacmac
XV or VX

Contemplating selling my mint 1200 Bandit for something completely different. I blame my old XS650, but I seem to be getting an appreciation for twins. Locally, there are currently an XV920RH and a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By MacMcMacmac
The earlier 81-83 Viragos were easier to set up...

The earlier 81-83 Viragos were easier to set up as "standard" style bikes. You could fit an XV920 tank and flat bars on them and have a pretty good long distance scoot. The early motors had poor...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,569
Posted By MacMcMacmac
A sky blue XJS around the corner from me is in...

A sky blue XJS around the corner from me is in the same predicament. Covered in snow every winter, and the trunk bubbles rust a little heavier every year now for 13 years. It had a for sale sign in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,564
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Probably because Kawasaki idiotically put the...

Probably because Kawasaki idiotically put the Ninja name on a bike that clearly isn't one. I believe the same thing happened with the EX500/500 Ninja years ago.

I wish the big 4 would go away from...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 31,036
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Those headlight surrounds are prone to falling...

Those headlight surrounds are prone to falling off. Make sure you give the two screws which hold it on from underneath a good smear of silicone before you snug them up and let it cure.

Or you...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,826
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I've been mulling this over myself. Cheap as...

I've been mulling this over myself. Cheap as chips compared to a lot of other cruisers. They have some pretty nice colour schemes available.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,913
Posted By MacMcMacmac
If the hole is anywhere near a NPT thread size,...

If the hole is anywhere near a NPT thread size, why not just tap it and screw in a proper industrial grade sight glass?

http://www.mcmaster.com/#bull's-eye-sights/=wa6e37
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By MacMcMacmac
The hardest thing on my hands is the pumice...

The hardest thing on my hands is the pumice filled hand cleaner at work. A few days of heavy maintenance and my hands are on fire. Gloves help, but they aren't 100%. I used to be able to do 8hr...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,784
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Nice bike. Shame about the fender gap. Looks like...

Nice bike. Shame about the fender gap. Looks like someone ordered the wrong aftermarket shocks. Would put me off buying one.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 626,438
Posted By MacMcMacmac
You have to hold down both pushbuttons for a few...

You have to hold down both pushbuttons for a few seconds until things start to blink, then navigate around with the buttons to modify the settings. Sorry I can't be more specific as mine is buried...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 38,689
Posted By MacMcMacmac
The Italians tried to do the cruiser thing back...

The Italians tried to do the cruiser thing back in the 80's. The results were to motorcycles what Spaghetti-Westerns were to movies.

http://jpg.hasznaltmotor.hu/CMA-201209071214_3.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 38,689
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Did no one get the reference, or was it not as...

Did no one get the reference, or was it not as funny as I thought it was...

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/140/5/9/indiana_jones_map_wallpaper_v2_by_indy1jones2-d3gskso.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,227
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Isn't the 80s/90s North American spec VT250...

Isn't the 80s/90s North American spec VT250 engine just half a 500 interceptor motor? in which case, parts should not be much of a problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 38,689
Posted By MacMcMacmac
We all know there was only one worthy of...

We all know there was only one worthy of brandishing the whip.

http://indiana.altervista.org/Indiana_WolfgangLayer.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 41,588
Posted By MacMcMacmac
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ8R4tYbX5w ...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ8R4tYbX5w

Don't know if I's been posted before but a 20000rpm street bike sounds pretty amazing.
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,617
Posted By MacMcMacmac
No shadow under the CX, vs a real shadow under...

No shadow under the CX, vs a real shadow under the CB.

Neat idea though, if it were a 1000cc.
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,741
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Nice. I don't think you'll be disappointed for...

Nice. I don't think you'll be disappointed for that kind of money.

The RF always kind of puzzled me. Suzuki had the GSXR for the sport rider, and the Katana for the budget minded, so where was it...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,513
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Unlike the CX.... If I was interested in any...

Unlike the CX....

If I was interested in any CX it would be the CX650E, but I don't think they were sold in the States.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Honda%20CX650E%2083%20%201.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,741
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I remember a test of a new ZX7 in 1996 where they...

I remember a test of a new ZX7 in 1996 where they got 169mph out of one, so I think you could safely assume any 750 from the early/mid 2000's would trounce the slabbie. I think Gsxr's became rather...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 626,438
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I have an '04 Canadian Bandit and it does not...

I have an '04 Canadian Bandit and it does not have the mount. There has been some discussion on oldskoolsuzuki.com about Euro and Brit Bandits having the plate, while North American ones do not.
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By MacMcMacmac
And the best military rifles on earth.

And the best military rifles on earth.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Owned one for a first bike. Gutless. Last...

Owned one for a first bike. Gutless. Last iteration of the CB500/550 motor. Old tech the minute it was released. Couldn't get rid of it fast enough. Still don't understand the love for the Honda...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,040
Posted By MacMcMacmac
http://p1.bikepics.com/2009/09/05/bikepics-1773217...

http://p1.bikepics.com/2009/09/05/bikepics-1773217-800.jpg


Australia and Canada were the only countries to get the XJ750RL. It was a nice bike, and compared very favorably with the Nighthawk S,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,040
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Good luck on the resto, When I did mine in 2000,...

Good luck on the resto, When I did mine in 2000, most of the stuff was still available, except brake lines and exhausts. I toyed with the idea of a Staintune, but at $3000 to make and get it to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 626,438
Posted By MacMcMacmac
You need to tighten the two bolts that clamp the...

You need to tighten the two bolts that clamp the fairing frame in place on the front of the steering neck. Mine did the same thing until I snugged them up.
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,736
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Vx800.

Vx800.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2,248
Views: 397,968
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I had those Burgess-style pipes from Mikes and...

I had those Burgess-style pipes from Mikes and they cracked up around the front of the muffler in no time. Everything Mike's on the bike is crap and rusts in no time. I just removed some Clubman bars...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 148,215
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I want one in every color!

I want one in every color!
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,571
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Well, considering the era, they could have been...

Well, considering the era, they could have been pink:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,462
Views: 626,438
Posted By MacMcMacmac
The B12 clutch engagement can be rather abrupt....

The B12 clutch engagement can be rather abrupt. If you are looking for the ultimate feel for a good strip lauch, I can see the cable clutch being a better alternative. The B12 clutch is definitely...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,571
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Like a Bandit, the possible power mods are...

Like a Bandit, the possible power mods are endless.

Like a Bandit, you'll never get your money back out of it.

Like a Bandit, you'll sell it on for something "better" and rue the day you got...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,932
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Hi comp 1216, gixxer cams, RS36 flatslides, then...

Hi comp 1216, gixxer cams, RS36 flatslides, then put it in a Katana 600.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,932
Posted By MacMcMacmac
You need to hi-comp that with a 1216, some gixxer...

You need to hi-comp that with a 1216, some gixxer cams, a set of RS36 flatslides, then put it in a Katana 600.
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,107
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I put a set of 13 year old Pirelli Phantoms I got...

I put a set of 13 year old Pirelli Phantoms I got with a 900 Seca when I resurrected it back in 2000. I proceeded to top-speed test that bike every chance I got. I got 2 summers out of them and never...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I remember a guy in Edmonton trying to move an...

I remember a guy in Edmonton trying to move an RE-5 with a zero mile motor still in the box for $1200. He couldn't give it away.
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,372
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Copper or black/blue Mk. 1 Hayabusa. Red or...

Copper or black/blue Mk. 1 Hayabusa.
Red or Lime Green with stripes, ZL900 modded with ZRX/ZX top end bits.
One each of the 2 stroke 80's GP replicas
GT750 built to XR69 specs with Heron Texaco...
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