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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 123
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Posted By NJ-Brett
I had plenty of old Triumphs, so I know exactly...

I had plenty of old Triumphs, so I know exactly how to look after one, but the valve head breaking off would be tough to take on a newish bike.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,363
Posted By NJ-Brett
I looked over there, threads about broken valves,...

I looked over there, threads about broken valves, primary bolts coming out, bad spark plugs, bad batteries, etc.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,363
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes. If I had the money.

Yes.
If I had the money.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
We can not get any of that stuff in the US yet...

We can not get any of that stuff in the US yet...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
I got one of the first bikes on the East Coast,...

I got one of the first bikes on the East Coast, and I got it June 2014.
9 months ago.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
The ones sold so far in the US are 2015 models. ...

The ones sold so far in the US are 2015 models.
Not sure how many bikes are left at dealers, or how many they imported.
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
My bike is still very quiet. I would not mind...

My bike is still very quiet.
I would not mind it a little louder, but I am not going to do anything to make it so, its good enough.
I suppose it sounds a lot like a stock bike in 1979 or 1980.
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
Got a ride in today. Once again, the bike...

Got a ride in today.
Once again, the bike started 1st kick a few times, the first time cold (40F) I did not even give it a good kick but it started right up.
Feels like a rocket with a more open...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 20,363
Posted By NJ-Brett
I would love to own one, just the thing for 2 up...

I would love to own one, just the thing for 2 up with my wife, slower speed thumping around on the back roads with a very high cool factor.
No need to go over 60 mph around here.
My sr400 is great,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,194
Posted By NJ-Brett
That is not the hard break in, that is the easy...

That is not the hard break in, that is the easy break in.
If you read the motoman stuff (you could not have) you do NOT ride it easy for the first 50 miles, break in of the rings is done and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,194
Posted By NJ-Brett
I do not think there is any difference. Some...

I do not think there is any difference.
Some bikes have big slow turning motors, others have smaller fast spinning high output motors.

Japanese car motors seem to last a long time, my son had a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,194
Posted By NJ-Brett
I said that was the only motor I ever blew up,...

I said that was the only motor I ever blew up, not that it was the only one I had apart after break in.
I had plenty of other ones apart, and the piston in the picture was from a 2009 FI bike with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,194
Posted By NJ-Brett
Its not like some of us have not done it both...

Its not like some of us have not done it both ways and seen the results.
Its not just one guy on the web, I have done it myself, both ways, and the only time I blew a motor was on the easy break in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,244
Views: 688,088
Posted By NJ-Brett
Or the piston or something in the combustion...

Or the piston or something in the combustion chamber hit it.

There is a w650 for sale cheap around me (south Jersey) with low miles.
Its a shame I already have a new bike...(sr400).
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
Since fitting the PC, it has started 1st kick...

Since fitting the PC, it has started 1st kick EVERY time, hot, cold, after sitting for 4+ weeks.
Before that, 2 or 6 kicks cold, 1 or 2 hot.
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,300
Posted By NJ-Brett
I got a very good deal on a used one, low miles...

I got a very good deal on a used one, low miles with extra's.
Smooth, quiet, trouble free, heavy, not a lot of power to excite, enough to get the job done, brutal stock seat, room enough for 2 up,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 15,985
Posted By NJ-Brett
Around here, all they want is your money, and if...

Around here, all they want is your money, and if you look like an easy mark, they pull you over.
If they pull you over, they MUST write you up, no pull overs with no tickets are allowed.

The...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,363
Posted By NJ-Brett
I did, 9000 miles on a 79, it was great! Did...

I did, 9000 miles on a 79, it was great!
Did some 4000 mile trips also.
The Daytona no way, but the 750's were fine in my book.
No issues with the bike on any of the trips.
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
The rain washed the salt away, and we have had...

The rain washed the salt away, and we have had some warm days and I got some rides in, but not enough time when its nice out yet.
Over 6000 miles on my bike and it uses no oil, been starting 1st...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,194
Posted By NJ-Brett
You ASSUME the companies have the break in for...

You ASSUME the companies have the break in for the good of the motor.
I do not care what they say, I want proof, or a logical reason, not just because some Japanese company says to do something....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,194
Posted By NJ-Brett
Well on the TU250, they say no more then half...

Well on the TU250, they say no more then half throttle for 600 miles which is something like 30 mph.
Try riding a bike at 30 mph for 600 miles!

I think what really hurts bikes is hard use...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,194
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have serviced and worked on all sorts of bikes...

I have serviced and worked on all sorts of bikes over the years, and there HAVE been differences in how the pistons looked.
Some had rings that did not seal well at all, they ran hot and poorly.
I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,194
Posted By NJ-Brett
I would ride around at lower speeds and then let...

I would ride around at lower speeds and then let the bike cool off before running home on the interstate, and vary the speed and throttle a lot on the way home, you will be fine.

Maybe stop half...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 49,565
Posted By NJ-Brett
That motor looks a LOT like the old ones from...

That motor looks a LOT like the old ones from what I can see...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,363
Posted By NJ-Brett
My 1969 Daytona was very bad at high rpm and...

My 1969 Daytona was very bad at high rpm and would break things, lots of things.
My 1979 Bonneville's did vibrate a bit at red line, but I did not hold them at red line for long often, and nothing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
The silencer likely costs over $600.00 new, lots...

The silencer likely costs over $600.00 new, lots of platinum and metal in it.
An old sr500 silencer would be best, but they no longer make those.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,194
Posted By NJ-Brett
Here is the piston out of my TU250 that I bought...

Here is the piston out of my TU250 that I bought new, and the first thing I did was pin the throttle up and down the street:

http://n2dts.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-stuff/i-mRPtSh9/A

I have had new...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
Are you talking about the resonator? The cat is...

Are you talking about the resonator?
The cat is in the front part of the silencer.
The exhaust must flow through a catalytic converter, and having one off to the side would do nothing.
The...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
You remove the silencer and drill in the exhaust...

You remove the silencer and drill in the exhaust pipe end.
The cat starts about 5 inches in, and is at least a foot long, maybe in two parts.
I got a long big drill at home depot, about 2 feet long...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
Got my bike out yesterday, after sitting at least...

Got my bike out yesterday, after sitting at least 4 weeks it started on the 1st kick three times in a row.
My bike has the bungs out the silencer, and the snorkel cut inside the airbox some, plus...
Forum: Face plant 03-10-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,898
Posted By NJ-Brett
We do not have any hills around here in South...

We do not have any hills around here in South Jersey, so I am very good at riding down hills!
We have a few hidden ones, and I would tend to not use the front brake at all unless there was nothing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,353
Posted By NJ-Brett
I do not think the xt would be as cheap as a...

I do not think the xt would be as cheap as a nighthawk.
The nighthawk would be nice and smooth, and likely handle better on the street.

I had an older XT250 (got it new) and it was no good on the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
I am 6 foot tall, about a 33 inch inseam, going...

I am 6 foot tall, about a 33 inch inseam, going up at 215 pounds, and the SR fits me well.
The SR is a street bike, just remember how low it sits, you will bash the bottom on almost anything off...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
How many miles on your bike? Mine stopped...

How many miles on your bike?
Mine stopped running better after about 5000 miles maybe?

A small screen will be more aerodynamic and boost top speeds...
Forum: Face plant 02-09-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,491
Posted By NJ-Brett
If you ride in temps like that, and with salt and...

If you ride in temps like that, and with salt and so on, you get a free pass.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
I did about 50 miles today, bike ran great, 2nd...

I did about 50 miles today, bike ran great, 2nd kick after at least 4 weeks of sitting.
I noticed that with the one size bigger tires the speedo said 80 mph at 6000 rpm, and when I went by the radar...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By NJ-Brett
The shinko 244's are great. ...

The shinko 244's are great.


...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, its supposed to hit 50 and the salt is...

Yes, its supposed to hit 50 and the salt is mostly gone so I am getting the SR out tomorrow.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
The tires sound ok then, if they last a bit. ...

The tires sound ok then, if they last a bit.
The stock tire was toast at 6000 miles which is about half a riding season for me.
I put fork springs in to reduse sag and have the shocks up a bit,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 301,768
Posted By NJ-Brett
Are those tube type tires? If not, that is not...

Are those tube type tires?
If not, that is not what the manufacturer picked for the bike.
From Yamaha's standpoint, the bike was designed with and for the stock tires.

I have not had much...
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