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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By nbsdave
no frunk a small cubby in front of the tank...

no frunk
a small cubby in front of the tank fill (which is not under the rear seat) but is under a lift up access cover and a little room under the seat
it handles surprisingly well once you get...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By nbsdave
A ride on each. The CTX was more responsive...

A ride on each.
The CTX was more responsive through the gears in my opinion.
It's almost 500 lbs. but felt a lot lighter to me. Stopped well and shifted real nice. The forward pegs were different...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By nbsdave
Looked at one. Was more impressed with the CTX...

Looked at one.
Was more impressed with the CTX 700 naked.
Better handling, better mileage
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,723
Posted By nbsdave
good turtle, good snorkeling too visit grand...

good turtle, good snorkeling too
visit grand cayman
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 46,902
Posted By nbsdave
finally a brand bashing thread to take the focus...

finally a brand bashing thread to take the focus off HD
'bout darn time!
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,388
Posted By nbsdave
before everybody trashes this one, I'll be...

before everybody trashes this one,
I'll be the first to say it's actually kinda neat
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,388
Posted By nbsdave
not a Harley looks like a Yamaha (Star) Road...

not a Harley
looks like a Yamaha (Star) Road Star Silverado S
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,388
Posted By nbsdave
agreed, seems overdone look at this...

agreed, seems overdone
look at this http://ido-endeavor.com/
the guy posts on a few forums and has or will have (per the site info)
kits to fit almost any bike with dual down tubes
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,388
Posted By nbsdave
I don't think it's a leaner, look at the shock...

I don't think it's a leaner, look at the shock set up and wheel mounting
the tires are probably because they look good
here is a video...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,534
Posted By nbsdave
light weight is good look here for some info...

light weight is good
look here for some info http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/motorcycle-helmet-weights.htm
also need to consider noise and ventilation
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,534
Posted By nbsdave
most are heavier

most are heavier
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 610,745
Posted By nbsdave
at near 500 lbs and near 70 hp, it just seems to...

at near 500 lbs and near 70 hp, it just seems to me to be a bit more than a new rider should deal with
so much to get familiar with on your first bike, traffic plus just being comfortable with the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 610,745
Posted By nbsdave
oops, my bad let me restate my opinion ...

oops, my bad
let me restate my opinion
sweet-the 600's are great bikes
not really a good "first motorcycle" though
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 610,745
Posted By nbsdave
sweet-the 1250's are great bikes not really a...

sweet-the 1250's are great bikes
not really a good "first motorcycle" though
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9,533
Views: 3,814,970
Posted By nbsdave
Snidely Whiplash was not in the area, never...

Snidely Whiplash was not in the area,
never see any trains, but the tracks are shiny so they must run sometime
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9,533
Views: 3,814,970
Posted By nbsdave
my '08 with the Givi bags and tool tubes ...

my '08 with the Givi bags and tool tubes
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb349/nbsdave/14-1-Copy.jpg
on a ride today

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb349/nbsdave/15-1c-Copy.jpg
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,117
Posted By nbsdave
As was said, check the brake pads. I also...

As was said, check the brake pads.
I also recommend changing all fluids (coolant, clutch, brakes, & oil).
Unless you know for certain they are all fresh.
and look closely at the tires. With a...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,705
Posted By nbsdave
got ya beat I have a cut off trans input shaft...

got ya beat
I have a cut off trans input shaft that I used to use!, just in case
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,705
Posted By nbsdave
got a couple valve adjuster bolts and nuts from a...

got a couple valve adjuster bolts and nuts from a 59 VW, just in case
and 2 heater cable clamps for it too, just in case
haven't had that car for 40+ years, but ya never know
and a whole lot of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,273
Views: 828,888
Posted By nbsdave
04 650

good score for sure
now change all the fluids and go riding:D
if orig tires, they should be replaced
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By nbsdave
now that was all grown up wasn't it?

now that was all grown up wasn't it?
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 610,745
Posted By nbsdave
here's a link for float adjusting ...

here's a link for float adjusting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVzohb1cRpc
have done it several times
it's definitely worth checking them every time you mess with float needles
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 610,745
Posted By nbsdave
I just tried to get the Holeshot site-it doesn't...

I just tried to get the Holeshot site-it doesn't seem to be working either?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4,273
Views: 828,888
Posted By nbsdave
crash bar mod

nice job. I wish I could weld.
I know it is what you want but highway pegs work on the engine guards without adding on to them
Remember to post pics of the finished product.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,466
Posted By nbsdave
as you noted "she is a fairly new rider" my...

as you noted "she is a fairly new rider"
my opinion is she would be better served with a 650
the added power of the 1000 should not be an issue in the purchase decision
her comfort and ability...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 610,745
Posted By nbsdave
so how would taking the site down get donations...

so how would taking the site down get donations if you have no where to donate? that makes no sense to me
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,273
Views: 828,888
Posted By nbsdave
you have a fast one

you have a fast one
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 610,745
Posted By nbsdave
same here, page does not open hope all is ok...

same here, page does not open
hope all is ok and just a temp glitch
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By nbsdave
Vixtory/Brammo

you talking about this?
http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-polaris-buys-brammo-20150116-story.html?cid=dlvr.it&dlvrit=52116
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,273
Views: 828,888
Posted By nbsdave
you checked the tire pressure, right?

you checked the tire pressure, right?
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,579
Posted By nbsdave
agree, they are a stand up outfit

agree, they are a stand up outfit
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,336
Posted By nbsdave
I used it on the flat black Ural I had. Not one...

I used it on the flat black Ural I had. Not one problem at all.
Was great for the occasional gas stains on the tank. It won't hurt the paint and can be used to get rid of decal glue residue.
For...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4,273
Views: 828,888
Posted By nbsdave
sadly, that is probably the only way to get the...

sadly, that is probably the only way to get the money out of the bike
09's are selling for 3500-4500
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By nbsdave
Gotta agree, heated gloves or glove liners make a...

Gotta agree, heated gloves or glove liners make a good bit more sense.
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By nbsdave
sounds to me like holkster summed it up pretty...

sounds to me like holkster summed it up pretty well
a monolithic pour will work also-the key to all slabs is compaction of the ground under the concrete-insist on compaction
I recommend a vapor...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5,011
Views: 1,037,911
Posted By nbsdave
great rig! there is a ton of info on front...

great rig!
there is a ton of info on front suspension for tugs, try the hack section here
or any of several sites that are sidecar specific http://www.simplysidecars.co.uk/fittingguide.html or...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By nbsdave
In the owners manual, Suzuki says to use kerosene...

In the owners manual, Suzuki says to use kerosene to clean the chain.
I wonder if diesel could be used instead-easier to find?
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,219
Posted By nbsdave
have learned something here not to hijack the...

have learned something here
not to hijack the thread but this antenna stuff ties to my goal of dropping cable, getting locals off air, and using the internet connection for cable shows.
Mt...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,617
Posted By nbsdave
formotion-not ever

Got a Formotion clock and thermometer from my daughter last Christmas.
Had them on a couple bikes a few years ago so I knew they were a decent product.
The second hand came off the clock. I...
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,902
Posted By nbsdave
I certainly think the rig would be welcome on any...

I certainly think the rig would be welcome on any road.
I would suggest finding a suitable spot to mount a display rack for the biscotti sales which will be in demand as an adjunct to the coffee.
...
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