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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 53,317
Posted By dasrider
A)The conventional forks aren't the worst things...

A)The conventional forks aren't the worst things in the world as they are fully adjustable. Simply springing it to your weight, getting the sag set and playing with the hydraulics is a good start....
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,356
Posted By dasrider
So I put a ton of miles on an SV1000S and really...

So I put a ton of miles on an SV1000S and really got to know that Japanese twin character. I later bought an RC51 that was everything the SV was, only better and faster in the sporty department.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-04-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By dasrider
For something that custom and specific I'd...

For something that custom and specific I'd recommend ThumperTalk to see if someone else has done it.

Fwiw I installed a set of '04 R1 calipers on an '05 Speed Triple with stock rotors. Everything...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,356
Posted By dasrider
My other suggestion would be the SV1000S. Not as...

My other suggestion would be the SV1000S. Not as strong as a Tuono Rotax equipped bike, but still very competent. Fully adjustable suspension and no shortage of OEM parts supplies.

Easy on...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,356
Posted By dasrider
Easy, Aprilia Tuono. No shortage of power...

Easy, Aprilia Tuono.

No shortage of power for the vtwin years and even the standard suspension is fully adjustable. It's always been the more comfortable version of the RSV sportbike so it'll go...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 53,317
Posted By dasrider
This thread makes me severely miss my '03S...

This thread makes me severely miss my '03S Copper. It was my first "liter" bike and gave me some great times. I put a lot of miles on her (some really hard ones on track too) but she never...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By dasrider
New thumper for me advice...

So my 14 year old son has learned how to ride on an '04 TTR125L with the big wheel. He's outgrown it and I want him to ride my XR200 since it fits him better and has a little more power.

What...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 691,278
Posted By dasrider
Nice Panigale. I've only seen it in red or white,...

Nice Panigale. I've only seen it in red or white, that blue looks pretty sharp.

Anyway, here's my first venture into Italian goodness - 2001 Mille with a semi-sorta Tuono conversion. Salvage...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,036
Posted By dasrider
Mostly electrical. Over the course of three...

Mostly electrical. Over the course of three owners I think my particular bike had 3 stators, 2 R/Rs, 3 or 4 batteries and benefited greatly from a thicker gauge battery lead. One of the previous...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By dasrider
I'm with Squish. If your butt can't handle a...

I'm with Squish. If your butt can't handle a decent amount of time on it go ahead and sell it.

I've had Corbins on two different sportbikes and they most certainly use a very stiff foam. The point...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,036
Posted By dasrider
Had an '05 in scorched yellow for a little while....

Had an '05 in scorched yellow for a little while. While the bike had its imperfections, it was still a worthwhile purchase. The 1050 motor was easily the highlight of the bike. I've owned lots of...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By dasrider
Amperage shouldn't matter as long as the voltage...

Amperage shouldn't matter as long as the voltage is right - 12vdc.

I bought a new Yuasa OEM replacement battery for my Aprilia a while back. It was the style where you had to add the acid...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,898
Posted By dasrider
Interesting timing for a thread bump. I bought my...

Interesting timing for a thread bump. I bought my '01 Aprilia Mille that had a handlebar treatment already done to it. It worked great and made for a quite agreeable riding position, especially for...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By dasrider
Depends on the bike you're installing it on....

Depends on the bike you're installing it on. Certain bikes route the 12v through several relays and wires of questionable size all of which drop the voltage available to the bulb. Voltage drop equals...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By dasrider
I've stayed at the Philips Inn motel in...

I've stayed at the Philips Inn motel in Robbinsville before while making a weekend trip of Deals Gap. They are very basic accomodations, but clean and inexpensive. Plus, you're not in the area to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By dasrider
$2500 for an I4 600cc sportbike isn't bad. Be...

$2500 for an I4 600cc sportbike isn't bad. Be sure to closely inspect for frame damage and if the steering stops are still intact. If the bike is mechanically sound then I'd go for it!

I recently...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By dasrider
I actually have both of those wheel chocks. I...

I actually have both of those wheel chocks. I leave the bigger guy in my garage as a standalone chock when I need the bike level. It can handle 450lb+ sportbikes with ease and they are stable without...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By dasrider
Hmm, I've got family in and around Caro (not far...

Hmm, I've got family in and around Caro (not far from Saginaw) I've been debating visiting this summer. I live in Apex, NC too. I pass right by Flint on Hwy23 every time I visit up there.

What's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,690
Posted By dasrider
I have 6 vehicles I am responsible for aging from...

I have 6 vehicles I am responsible for aging from 2008-1994.

Each vehicle is driveable or rideable, but they all require some form of maintenance. I'm too cheap/poor to have someone fix it so I do...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,650
Posted By dasrider
Looks like you're currently on an FZ6? Yeah, the...

Looks like you're currently on an FZ6? Yeah, the 675 will get your blood flowing - well really any modern 600-1000cc supersport will.

Don't expect to be comfortable though. Like you already...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,948
Posted By dasrider
Thread bump, I also picked up an EXO-410 (Slinger...

Thread bump, I also picked up an EXO-410 (Slinger in black) for $60 shipped from motorcycle-superstore.com. For the money it's a great choice for a new helmet.

Sizing - I ordered the 410 in XL and...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By dasrider
well turns out AutoZone has a nice little 12mm,...

well turns out AutoZone has a nice little 12mm, 14mm and 17mm package dealio for $13 for their Duralast stuff. Worked perfect for breaking my triple clamp nut free so money well spent!
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By dasrider
I didn't even think of Sears. I'll swing by there...

I didn't even think of Sears. I'll swing by there tomorrow when they open.
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By dasrider
14mm hex socket??

Okay, who sells a 14mm hex socket by itself and not in a $40 package?

I went by Advance Auto and Home Depot right before they closed tonight and no joy - biggest either had was 10mm. Need to pop...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,288
Posted By dasrider
Take a look at Knox gloves. Several choices in...

Take a look at Knox gloves. Several choices in that price range that are decent gloves.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By dasrider
If you're thinking about how dark it is and how...

If you're thinking about how dark it is and how hard it is to see through while riding, well then you better change it. That's too much distraction when your brainpower is better served looking...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,090
Posted By dasrider
Shampoo has some great advice. I'd advise the...

Shampoo has some great advice. I'd advise the lighter the better for a first bike, but some of those older Japanese middleweights are good bikes. A Suzuki Bandit 600s would make for a great starter...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 353,022
Posted By dasrider
Also, can anyone compare these LED bulbs to...

Also, can anyone compare these LED bulbs to something like a Sylvania SilverStar Ultra? My current light output isn't terrible, but I am a fan of seeing through the dark!

I've got experience with...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,929
Posted By dasrider
I also owned a Speed Triple for some time. Great...

I also owned a Speed Triple for some time. Great bike with an even better motor. However, if a 1290 SuperDuke didn't do it for the OP, I doubt an S3 would either.

I inferred a desire by the OP for...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 353,022
Posted By dasrider
Anybody try one of these on an Aprilia Mille...

Anybody try one of these on an Aprilia Mille RSV1000?

I might try out the newer design H4 when it comes out this month.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,836
Posted By dasrider
Good read from a supposed former motorcycle thief...

Good read from a supposed former motorcycle thief if you haven't read it before.

http://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/comments/t5shp/ex_thief_chopshop_operator_ama/

I liked the one idea: bring a...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,836
Posted By dasrider
Disc lock on the rear wheel and a cover. Anything...

Disc lock on the rear wheel and a cover. Anything to make the thieves want to pick an easier target. If they can't see what your bike is it may not be as desirable.

But in the end, if a thief...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,288
Posted By dasrider
I own a fair amount of Alpinestar gear. I agree...

I own a fair amount of Alpinestar gear. I agree the quality of that stuff isn't necessarily much better or worse than other comparable items I own or have owned from Tourmaster, FirstGear, Joe Rocket...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,780
Posted By dasrider
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Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,481
Posted By dasrider
I've got CRG Arrows mounted to manic salamander...

I've got CRG Arrows mounted to manic salamander bar ends. I could never imagine lane splitting with this setup as it makes me very wide at the bars. I live in NC so that's not an issue. I always got...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,171
Posted By dasrider
Oh, can't forget EFI. I also like how it...

Oh, can't forget EFI. I also like how it automatically adjusted idle through a secondary set of butterfly valves.

I owned an RC51 and currently an RSV1000 (both big sporty 1000cc twins) that have...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,171
Posted By dasrider
I'd recommend an SV1000S. Plenty of ass to do...

I'd recommend an SV1000S. Plenty of ass to do triple digits all day easily. 6th gear passing on the interstates is a right hand twist away. With any kind of aftermarket pipes she sounds the business...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,929
Posted By dasrider
errrmmaaaggaawwdd on the semantics - this is...

errrmmaaaggaawwdd on the semantics - this is worse than an oil argument. No wonder Harley guys laugh at us, "they can't even figure what kind of bike they're riding".

Did you find a GSXR1000 yet?
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,929
Posted By dasrider
My literbike progression/obsession went from an...

My literbike progression/obsession went from an '03 SV1000S to an '07 R1, '02 RC51, '05 Speed Triple and now '01 Mille.

The R1 (or any true I4 liter sportbike) beats them all powerwise hands down,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By dasrider
My '94 DR350SE worked really well in everything I...

My '94 DR350SE worked really well in everything I threw at it, but in the end I needed separate trail and street bikes. The bike accelerated very well up to 50 or so and handled and leaned as much as...
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