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Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I think I worded that poorly. By best components...

I think I worded that poorly. By best components I meant the highest performing. This is not necessarily any indication of longevity.

An 88TC Harley will go 100k with just regular maintenance...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well I'm a farmer so I've spent thousands of...

Well I'm a farmer so I've spent thousands of hours on tractor seats before :D

Coming up on 1 week ago that it happened...crossing fingers that it's only 5 more to go. Thank you very much for all...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 388,061
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
That looks like an EPIC ride! :clap Thank you so...

That looks like an EPIC ride! :clap Thank you so so much! I just might have to add that to my bucket list rides list.


Just got these pics in from the body shop. They say I should be thankful...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 273,367
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
$6700 for a Grom? That is insane :huh

$6700 for a Grom? That is insane :huh
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 388,061
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Thank you all for the well wishes...it helps, it...

Thank you all for the well wishes...it helps, it really does :thumb.

I'm pushing it as much as I can with the non-narcotic pain meds that I'm on. It is so beautiful out there, I just want to...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 273,367
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
What is the OTD price on one in Hawaii out of...

What is the OTD price on one in Hawaii out of curiosity?
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
That is great news that you had a full recovery...

That is great news that you had a full recovery and can still ride. When I was laying in the ER that was my next thought after calling my GF and Dad....Will I be able to ride again. Gotta have your...
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,955
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well life throws you strange turns sometimes. I...

Well life throws you strange turns sometimes. I had plans of working with Martin and touring Europe for a month,well a driver on the wrong side of the road had other plans and tboned me. 3 days...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well life throws you strange turns sometimes. I...

Well life throws you strange turns sometimes. I had just taken a chunk of cash out of the bank to go look at another Harley after work...well a driver on the wrong side of the road had other plans...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 388,061
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Heya Spokane area riders I have a favor to ask...

Heya Spokane area riders I have a favor to ask you. I just got out of the hospital from a pretty bad car wreck (Well at least I thought it was bad) I'm going to be laid up for about 6 weeks...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
R6's had FI from 03 on, you are correct. However...

R6's had FI from 03 on, you are correct. However he is talking about the YZF600 aka Thundercat which is not the same bike as an R6. YZF600's were carb'd their entire production run.

YZF...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I'll vote for the street triple, it's one of the...

I'll vote for the street triple, it's one of the most comfortable sporty bikes I've ever been on, and almost criminally light feeling. Also you can get them for far less than 10k...I've seen them...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,394
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Out of curiosity where are these?

Out of curiosity where are these?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4,289
Views: 832,405
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Finally got to ride a '12 Wee Strom and thought I...

Finally got to ride a '12 Wee Strom and thought I would put up my test ride report.

Background about me-Been riding for 34 years on dirt and street, bikes all over the size spectrum from 50cc to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 46,544
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
What kind of saddlebags would you want to put on...

What kind of saddlebags would you want to put on there that the factory exhaust would interfere with? Looks like a pretty standard setup to me :huh
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,727
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
If you do put a pipe and low restriction air...

If you do put a pipe and low restriction air filter on the Ninja 250 it MUST be rejetted. Even taking the snorkel out of the airbox on mine makes it run like crap, so I put it back in.

I've...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ah yes...in that case my answer was completely...

Ah yes...in that case my answer was completely too much information! :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 388,061
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Already had other plans....Thanks though! Take...

Already had other plans....Thanks though! Take pics and maybe even a vid if you get the chance please.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,517
Views: 1,093,752
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ah yes, and those side vents on the Ninja that...

Ah yes, and those side vents on the Ninja that channeled every single bit of engine heat directly onto your knees. :rofl I certainly don't miss that part. (I had the 750 though)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6,231
Views: 388,061
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Didn't even know that was going on...Dang!

Didn't even know that was going on...Dang!
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Yup, the link did stop working because the bike...

Yup, the link did stop working because the bike sold. Moon Motorcycles is still very much in business. I'll update the original post to eliminate confusion.
I don't know about you but a drop of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I dunno about that...more appropriate for the WTF...

I dunno about that...more appropriate for the WTF thread.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Maybe it's location dependent? What area of the...

Maybe it's location dependent? What area of the country are you in?
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,799
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Well I cast my vote for the Ninja 250. They are...

Well I cast my vote for the Ninja 250. They are amazingly capable for only a 250 and pretty easy to work on if they do need fixing. (which isn't very often) I've put over 20k on mine and it's only...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Welcome to the Asylum :freaky Now on to your...

Welcome to the Asylum :freaky

Now on to your question. Is what you want to do possible? Yes. Practical, easy, or worthwhile in the end...I'm going to have to say no. There have been several...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,727
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
With the windshield that far below my helmet...

With the windshield that far below my helmet there really isn't any buffeting at all. It really does feel like a naked bike to me when I'm riding it. I really do love that lil bike. It will never...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 67,199
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Went and looked at an 06 Street Bob yesterday. ...

Went and looked at an 06 Street Bob yesterday. Very nice! Comfy, rode well, reasonably nimble for a heavy bike, 6th gear is TALL...excellent price at $6500. Then my Spidy sense went off....why is...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,007
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Damn, what is up with this thread? Just in the...

Damn, what is up with this thread? Just in the last 5 years I've given rides to 11 women that I can think of right off the top of my head. No squidding, both geared up fully, no crazy riding, just...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,727
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
FYI Ninja 650 and ER6n are not I4's....They are...

FYI Ninja 650 and ER6n are not I4's....They are parallel twins.

Regarding the OP's questions. The Ninja 250 does technically have clipons but the riding position is very natural and far from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,532
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I have had that exact same thing happen on...

I have had that exact same thing happen on multiple bikes that I have ridden with heavy people on the back. Had to give a ride to someone that was 320 lbs (I'm 155) and stops were interesting to say...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
I had thought about doing a parts removal party...

I had thought about doing a parts removal party on the one in the original post. That sold a few days ago but I'm sure there will be others. That was not a one off fluke.

I've since decided to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,591
Views: 778,788
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ok...good to know! The info I found was on the...

Ok...good to know! The info I found was on the FJR forum....sorry, can't find the link now. Probably outdated.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4,591
Views: 778,788
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Ok...good to know!

Ok...good to know!
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,727
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Alright I'll throw my hat into the ring here too....

Alright I'll throw my hat into the ring here too. I am really in the same boat as the OP. Mid 40's, bad back, likes light weight bikes etc....I've also had quite a few bikes, looking for the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,813
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Congrats on the great bike!

Congrats on the great bike!
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 434,162
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Would like to see an overall pic of the bike in...

Would like to see an overall pic of the bike in the sunlight if that's possible. Good looking screen.
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,394
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
They think it's dipped in gold because it has the...

They think it's dipped in gold because it has the 03 Anniversary badges on it? They probably left gas in the tank and the whole fuel system is shot.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 60,869
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Air filter replacement on a BMW?

Air filter replacement on a BMW?
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,132
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Subscribed. One day I hope to get over there to...

Subscribed. One day I hope to get over there to do some riding and threads like this help me find all the out of the way places that only the locals know. Excellent pics!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5,517
Views: 1,093,752
Posted By Jimmy the Heater
Damn! You all sure know how to do a bike rally...

Damn! You all sure know how to do a bike rally over there! That must have been something to see and hear.
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