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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Just you and all the Harley riders in Milwaukee.

Just you and all the Harley riders in Milwaukee.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Don't be a wet blanket, sometimes people just...

Don't be a wet blanket, sometimes people just like modding stuff. Especially motorcycles, it's kind of a big thing actually.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:51 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 216,565
With that tall front fairing can you even see...

With that tall front fairing can you even see straight ahead when sitting down? Or do you have to drive hanging off the side all Ace Ventura style?
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Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
I cringed at the idea of the XL trying to keep...

I cringed at the idea of the XL trying to keep pace with that bike.
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
As it's been said, aside from bigger ports and...

As it's been said, aside from bigger ports and carbs on the 83, the others are more or less the same. I think the only thing they changed past that and paint schemes was the CDI plug and the kill...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
That CR480 in the beginning was a tough act to...

That CR480 in the beginning was a tough act to follow. Made everything else kind of look like a turd.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
Wow, congrats, that's quite a family. With all...

Wow, congrats, that's quite a family. With all those extra hands running around maybe you should start a farm.
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,057
The H2 wasn't called the "Widowmaker" just...

The H2 wasn't called the "Widowmaker" just because of it's engine, but rather because it had a fast engine in a chassis that handled like garbage. For refference people called the Suzuki TL1000S was...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,354
What? It's a thread about a bike, I'm not...

What? It's a thread about a bike, I'm not insulting anyone, I'm just giving my opinion on a motorcycle. Can't we all have our own opinions?
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,354
I don't understand why someone who wants to ride...

I don't understand why someone who wants to ride a bike with power and speed would ever buy a BMW GS.
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,661
Other countries are well ahead of us in that...

Other countries are well ahead of us in that regard.

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/17482/width/476/height/317
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,661
This is the only reverse trike to get. Same...

This is the only reverse trike to get. Same concept as the MP3

http://www.tremoto.com/

I rode a can am once, was not impressed. Without the ability to lean it feels like it want's to throw...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,662
I thought the scout used to be the sport bike of...

I thought the scout used to be the sport bike of the classic Indian brand. I was expecting something more like the XR1200 Harley. This thing looks like a retro styled V rod.

I am disappoint.
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,354
The multistrada is a sport touring bike with a...

The multistrada is a sport touring bike with a sport bike motor. This looks like a sport bike with extended forks and heli bars.

If one person who replied to this thread actually buys one I'd be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
I completely disregarded this review after...

I completely disregarded this review after reading the highlighted sentence.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 44,354
Right? Looks just as small too. It's like...

Right? Looks just as small too. It's like someone did an adventure conversion on a sport bike then added a rear rack.

It's the kind of bike people on the internet will talk about how cool it is,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
Nice vid, I like the kick starting clip thrown in...

Nice vid, I like the kick starting clip thrown in there.

Bonus for good song choice.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
Two things about the heads on this bike, first...

Two things about the heads on this bike, first they run hot and tend to warp, you want to check flatness (or whatever the proper term is) of the mating surface.

Second, I was told by an old Honda...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
He's the XL600 Jesus, his bike dies for our sins.

He's the XL600 Jesus, his bike dies for our sins.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
Time sert that thing and be done. Conveniently,...

Time sert that thing and be done. Conveniently, they make oversized ones that go in place of failed helicoils. I'm sure they sell a lot of them.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
I was out yesterday and I waxed some guy on a...

I was out yesterday and I waxed some guy on a bagger. And I mean really waxed him, like by the time I was at the top of 2nd I put enough distance between us to safely merge into his lane while he...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
Lol I looked up Duel and found this

Lol I looked up Duel and found this
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
I think both the XR250, NX650, and Transalp...

I think both the XR250, NX650, and Transalp triple tree assembly will work on the XL headstock. They're for 41mm forks so you could use a 41mm CBR600 front end.

But just buying new brakes for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
You cheap people really have no shame do you? ...

You cheap people really have no shame do you? Why should Kawasaki give you a handout? Do you really thing you're entitled to a free radiator because you bought two new $4500 bikes in the last 20...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Are you asking Kawasaki to give you one for free??

Are you asking Kawasaki to give you one for free??
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Well at least when you have to spend $800 to fix...

Well at least when you have to spend $800 to fix a coolant leak on one of those you're getting a headgasket job instead of just a radiator.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
It's a good habit to check the valves when you...

It's a good habit to check the valves when you can and you'll probably need to re-jet. Dynojet makes a jet kit. Moose racing too I think.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Seven hundred and sixty frigging eight dollars...

Seven hundred and sixty frigging eight dollars would have bought you those four weeks of riding time.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
That's a decent price, I wouldn't take less than...

That's a decent price, I wouldn't take less than $1600 or so, but does a 1983 motorcycle really not need a title in your state?
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
The description needs to be read.

The description needs to be read.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
The XL has a big rear brake at 130mm. The next...

The XL has a big rear brake at 130mm. The next time I'm in there I want to have the shoes arched just to see if it makes a difference.

For a while I thought about doing a twin leading shoe setup...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
Nice, I replaced those in two of my bikes, the XL...

Nice, I replaced those in two of my bikes, the XL included. The ones in there weren't bad enough to drastically affect the ride, I was just doing it according to the maintenance schedule.

Makes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
I was watching this pretty closely and the...

I was watching this pretty closely and the "Reserve not met" statement was gone when it hit $4099. Even so, how was it that high yet end at $3100? It was bid past that before, did multiple people...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
So, that thing was at $4100 late last night and...

So, that thing was at $4100 late last night and the auction ended at $3100?

Wonder what happened...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
As long as they're not stuck solid I'd take em.

As long as they're not stuck solid I'd take em.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,620
It's the ATV. Dual sports were at their peak in...

It's the ATV. Dual sports were at their peak in popularity during the 70's and early 80's, right before the ATV became popular.

Most recreational people would rather ride on 4 wheels than two,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
And you live in the fine weather of California. ...

And you live in the fine weather of California. Come to Milwaukee sometime and check out all the guys with $28k CVO Harleys that ride them for 4 months a year.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
That might be part of it, I also think these...

That might be part of it, I also think these engines are cast more in favor of being lightweight rather than being strong.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
These motors love losing threads. I can't...

These motors love losing threads.

I can't recall a time before when a using a torque wrench made me quite so nervous...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,255,932
The piston and rings look pretty dark and dirty...

The piston and rings look pretty dark and dirty for something that was recently serviced. I rode my bike over a year and 3 thousand miles between tear downs and other than carbon buildup on top the...
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