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Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
That is what I was afraid of. I'm going to check...

That is what I was afraid of. I'm going to check out the co-op on my way out of town. My Triumph needs gas and I've already had plenty of fuel-related issues that has kept me from riding it way too...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Thanks for the replies. I have to double check,...

Thanks for the replies. I have to double check, but I think the local co-op may still sell one grade that is ethanol free. If so, I'll be changing stations.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Question What are these carb deposits from and how to rectify?

I'm in the middle of cleaning and rebuilding the carbs on my '91 EX500 and I have strange deposits in the float bowls of both carbs. I haven't torn too many carbs apart, but I've cleaned carbs on...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 132,475
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
As far as the lettering goes, I'm 99% sure they...

As far as the lettering goes, I'm 99% sure they are grouped by each "square mile". This whole area is laid out like most of central Indiana....a big grid. The A's are near IN37, B's a mile west, a...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-07-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 132,475
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Old tag: ...

Old tag:

http://imageshack.us/a/img547/2203/vb0z.jpg


New tag:

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/9002/gst3.jpg

In case you can't make it out, the marking on the wind turbine is "C10".
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Wicked Need some suggestions for fork oil weight: '98 Triumph Daytona and Kawi EX500

I am getting ready to change the fork oil in all three bikes and I want to get some suggestions for what weight to buy for the Daytona and EX500.

'98 Triumph Daytona (955cc)
* Forks have...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Yeah, I was curious after your post and looked it...

Yeah, I was curious after your post and looked it up and found the webbikeworld.com review (http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/nolan-n85-review/). It states in an edit by the author...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Question Looking at a Nolan N85 helmet online....what are they like?

My AGV S-4 that I bought in '08 is due to be replaced. I've loved that helmet but its time to let it go and want to maybe try another company. I've owned HJC, KBC and AGV but the Nolan N85 Virage...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,304
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I have a Suzuki Boulevard S50 and the shaft drive...

I have a Suzuki Boulevard S50 and the shaft drive is 2nd on my list of dislikes. I still like the bike and it makes a good commuter and its the only bike the wife likes for 2-up, but the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,320
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Not on my motorcycles, but I lay my Bianchi down...

Not on my motorcycles, but I lay my Bianchi down all the time because it doesn't have a kickstand.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Question Looking for competent painter in Central-Indiana

I'm looking to get the bodywork from my '98 Daytona repainted the OEM Tornado Red (and decals under the clear) and am looking for someone who will do it at a reasonable cost. We have two shops in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 40,969
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
My brother passed away in 2009 and our parents...

My brother passed away in 2009 and our parents gave me both of his bikes ('07 Boulevard S50, '08 Versys) in mid-2010 after they had sat awhile. I had ridden both of them many times and fully expected...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Same thing here. Depends on the definition. I...

Same thing here. Depends on the definition. I bought a 1991 Kawasaki EX500 off of Ebay for $500 in 2007 that most people would have turned their noses up at. However, I went into the deal with an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,021
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I second the R/C option. Cars, trucks,...

I second the R/C option. Cars, trucks, planes….whatever floats your boat. However, the really scale stuff can be a time killer and would be great for your current situation. The scale 4x4 stuff is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Another vote for a chain-related issue.

Another vote for a chain-related issue.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Very nice! Can't wait to see where this goes.

Very nice! Can't wait to see where this goes.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Question Any Road Warriors have a WP Ultrasport rear shock?

Last summer I got a good deal on a Works Performance Ultrasport rear shock for my ’98 Daytona from their Ebay outlet store. It has been great and much better than my 25k-mile stock shock with...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Thumb Thanks for all the suggestions! I forgot to...

Thanks for all the suggestions! I forgot to mention that the pipe is stainless and I tried a razor blade as suggested by Switchblade315 and GH41. I got home from work too late to stop by the store...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Question What is the best way to clean melted boot off my exhaust?

My Daytona has a high mount exhaust and the link pipe between the header and the muffler has nice big black spot from my Alpinestars on it. What is the best/quickest way to remove the residue?
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,613
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I sprayed my EX500 with VHT flat blue header...

I sprayed my EX500 with VHT flat blue header paint and just sat the parts out on a small table in the sun on a 95-degree day. I'd already be worried about some sort of delam issue if you can still...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I sold a XS400 and GS550 via Craigslist and it...

I sold a XS400 and GS550 via Craigslist and it takes a lot of patience and taking calls from illiterate junk collectors. After I was offered a riding mower with no deck, a military training rifle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Depending on the day of the week: My bikes:...

Depending on the day of the week:

My bikes:

'98 Triumph Daytona
'91 Kawasaki EX500
'07 Suzuki S50
'08 Kawasaki Versys (out of commision currently)
Co-workers:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I'm one of those people who like to see how far...

I'm one of those people who like to see how far they can coast. Usually, this works fine and I've done it in most of my cars (all but 2 over the years have been manual transmissions) and I've done...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,882
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I missed it, but my brother went to the “Boogie”...

I missed it, but my brother went to the “Boogie” in southern Indiana a few years ago. I guess it was a giant party and was a lot of fun. He stayed in the Outlaws compound that night with a friend...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,661
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Yeah, they are definitely great little bikes. ...

Yeah, they are definitely great little bikes. The headlight assembly and brackets came from http://www.mikesxs.net (http://www.mikesxs.net/) that specializes in Yamaha XS-series bikes. It should be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,491
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Great looking bike. I always look at them if I'm...

Great looking bike. I always look at them if I'm at a dealer and at the IMS. However, how did I go so long and never notice that they mounted what appears to be the voltage regulator under the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I wondered about that after reading some posts at...

I wondered about that after reading some posts at Intruder Alert. Didn't post there because they'd all just tell me to take the packing out and not be a pussy. Most of what I've done or want to do to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Thats the odd thing. No oil burning and it runs...

Thats the odd thing. No oil burning and it runs great. It always hits reserve between 100-110 miles and no other issues. I may just have to suck it up and buy a roll of house insulation to keep...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,914
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I was skeptical about plugging until I punctured...

I was skeptical about plugging until I punctured my Triumph's rear last summer. It still had a 2-3k miles left so I plugged it and it has the most consistent air pressure of my eight motorcycle tires.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Eek Suzuki VS800: Matching tan plugs but sooty exhaust on one side...I'm stumped

The bike in question is a 2007 Suzuki Boulevard S50 like the one pictured here:

http://motorcycle-web.com/suzuki/boulevard_s50_2005/2005-Suzuki-Boulevard-S50.jpg

Some possibly important info:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,425
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Straight roads are pretty much all I have to ride...

Straight roads are pretty much all I have to ride unless I head about 2-3 hours south. The northern 2/3s of Indiana are pretty much a large grid where all the roads form straight lines and 90-degree...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,661
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/8454/25381.jpg...

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/8454/25381.jpg

This is my '91 EX500 as I bought it in the fall of 2007. For the most part, it looked brand new. It still had the "tits" on the OEM tires, ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 30,123
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Where's the option for option for "I think I own...

Where's the option for option for "I think I own the fucking road"-full-size pickup drivers?
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,491
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I agree! 1100 is way too much! I had never ridden...

I agree! 1100 is way too much! I had never ridden until I took the MSF from 4/28/00-4/30/00 and on 5/1 I started calling around for either a new VFR 800, Ducati 900ss or Triumph Daytona 955i. I got...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,145
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Great bikes, but the trick is going to be finding...

Great bikes, but the trick is going to be finding one in decent shape. They were really popular with the stunters and finding one that hasn’t spent most of its life on its side or with “mad tyte”...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,331
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Just to add, you could always try Spencer's too. ...

Just to add, you could always try Spencer's too. He reworked my Versys seat and it turned out nicely. Yeah, his website brings back memories of 1995, but his actual work and turn around was great....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,988
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Locally, they've been covering many of the county...

Locally, they've been covering many of the county roads with large gravel due to the installation of windmills and the truck/equipment traffic. I don't know my gravel size #s, but the stuff is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 40,841
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
Honestly, I didn't read the whole thread, but...

Honestly, I didn't read the whole thread, but just wanted to pass on that if you go to purchase a pair make sure the returns are free/cheap or try them on at a store. I bought a pair of Fieldsheer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,207
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
If I had to guess, I'd go with the car being on...

If I had to guess, I'd go with the car being on the wrong side also. We saw few cars while on the BRP (excluding commuter traffic around Asheville), but the ones we did see were white/bluehairs...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,331
Posted By Sir Not Appearing
I hate to be all "form over function", but that...

I hate to be all "form over function", but that would have to be the most comfortable seat in the world for me to buy it. Wow, that is ugly :puke2

The slope must be a Triumph trait as my '98...
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