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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,243
Posted By scorch
It seems the bigger the engine the more reliable...

It seems the bigger the engine the more reliable it tends to be somewhat.

St1300 - 70+k miles not a problem
st1100 - 120k miles with alternator go out
ninja 250 - 87k miles, top end rebuilt,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By scorch
We were fine for years also without the need of...

We were fine for years also without the need of cell phones. Why the sudden boom with everyone having a cell phone?

Video cameras are a great thing, and its one of the things that is keeping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,166
Posted By scorch
Cycling is my favorite way of getting around,...

Cycling is my favorite way of getting around, wish i lived closer to work so i could ride it in. Motorcycles are great, but i like exercise and the discipline and challenge of riding bicycles.

And...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 24,936
Posted By scorch
You are right batteries are crap. One of the...

You are right batteries are crap. One of the reasons im holding off on buying an electric bike in the future.

But i do like the technology, its great and i wonder how much more powerful the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,035
Posted By scorch
So you spent that much since 2012? and with only...

So you spent that much since 2012? and with only 49,000kms!

Id be super pissed off if i spent 1600$ on tires, chain and sprockets in only 2 years. ouch. i guess im glad parts are cheaper in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By scorch
Thats a nice find, i dont think we have them...

Thats a nice find, i dont think we have them here. Thanks for pointing that out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,035
Posted By scorch
If you do factor in hours then it would be very...

If you do factor in hours then it would be very expensive. I dont factor hours changing oil etc.. Just as i dont factor in the time it takes to mow my lawn.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,035
Posted By scorch
I got into motorcycles because i could not afford...

I got into motorcycles because i could not afford cars, and i still dont. I have a friend with an equivalent motorcycle who told me at the rate he is going in 6 years he is going to spend $15k on his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By scorch
most of the cameras ive seen record for 5 hours,...

most of the cameras ive seen record for 5 hours, and then just loop to the beginning. Its pretty handy. They are pretty small and i think it might be easier to install it hidden on the bike. The only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 24,936
Posted By scorch
A friend of mine bought a Zero sr. Its an...

A friend of mine bought a Zero sr. Its an incredible bike and i was able to ride it. If electric motorcycles have that power, i would say that we should all go out and get one.

One thing i like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By scorch
Using a Dash cam on your bike

Has anyone installed a dash camera on their motorcycle? I was contemplating putting a dash camera on my bikes until recently. It seems like a great idea because in my area there are alot very...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 35,793
Posted By scorch
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/p600x600/1075511_10154021934370109_436738878701091052_o.jpg

My ninja 250
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,038
Posted By scorch
the st1100 would be great for you. But dont get...

the st1100 would be great for you. But dont get the early ones with the weak alternators.

st1300 - great ergos and super reliable.. Bad for hot weather it gets really hot. Same with the st1100 -...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,364
Posted By scorch
i was dissapointed with honda too until lately...

i was dissapointed with honda too until lately with the cbr300, 500, nc700. But i only own 1 honda right now.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,408
Posted By scorch
Point made :D

Point made :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By scorch
I didnt think my st1300 had a mushy front end at...

I didnt think my st1300 had a mushy front end at all. It was very good braking without any diving. I thought it was comparable to alot of top notch sportbikes.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 875,443
Posted By scorch
1500$ ...

1500$
https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/1380521_10154737990200109_1644837361800523116_n.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,408
Posted By scorch
I thought the brammos were like 15k! Did you...

I thought the brammos were like 15k!

Did you do a full review of it? why did you pick the brammo over the zero?

How many miles can you do in those 5 years? Is it unlimited miles?
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,408
Posted By scorch
How much did you buy the brammo for? what is the...

How much did you buy the brammo for? what is the warranty on its components?
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,096
Posted By scorch
i really want one of these. Too bad the prices...

i really want one of these. Too bad the prices are still really up there.
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,408
Posted By scorch
i was lucky enough to ride a friends zero sr. It...

i was lucky enough to ride a friends zero sr. It is an amazing machine with alot of power, and it left me thinking that my next bike might be a full electric bike.

From what i've read, its super...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,809
Posted By scorch
Thanks Jim. I should stop worrying about the...

Thanks Jim. I should stop worrying about the friggin clutch. :)

Thanks for all the help everyone
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,809
Posted By scorch
Hit an all time high of 45mpg. Not sure if this...

Hit an all time high of 45mpg. Not sure if this will go higher. Its very low compares to my ninja 250,s 77mpg.

The bike is super smooth. With just a little maintenance the bike really rides well....
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,809
Posted By scorch
Do you guys have recommendations for mounting a...

Do you guys have recommendations for mounting a set of piaa Lightforce lights. I gotten some as a gift, that i dont use. They are expensive and id like to get some use out of them. But they look...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,116
Posted By scorch
Im now at 87k miles on the 08 ninja 250. It runs...

Im now at 87k miles on the 08 ninja 250. It runs perfect.

I have a manual cam tensioner now, which is awesome. I really love these 250's and the newgens just handle so well.

Jumping to the bmw...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By scorch
i had a fellow bmw rider help me with the bike....

i had a fellow bmw rider help me with the bike. The guy was a bmw genious. He got the bmw to run like new. Im at 41mpg now, and it doesnt surge or anything. Apparently it was the butterfly was stuck...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,809
Posted By scorch
Hi Jim, might have to take you up on that. I...

Hi Jim, might have to take you up on that. I cleaned out my front master cylinder and it stopped leaking. not sure if i fixed it permanetly or not. Never cleaned one before.

Here is a pic from the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,809
Posted By scorch
thank you. I think I fix the front brake master...

thank you. I think I fix the front brake master cylinder just by cleaning it a little bit so far in the 100 miles I did today, it has not leaked.now I'm going to a day alternator cable and front...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,809
Posted By scorch
Wow Congrats on the high mileage. Have you had...

Wow Congrats on the high mileage. Have you had any major problems with the bike in that time
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,809
Posted By scorch
had a BMW ridadjust the adjust the bike now the...

had a BMW ridadjust the adjust the bike now the bike runs really well. So now I got 40 miles to the gallon and I am very happy. Since this is a commuter bike I really need the mileage. My front brake...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,116
Posted By scorch
Here are a few pics ...

Here are a few pics
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/p960x960/10498256_10154280510785109_5736544427226738531_o.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,116
Posted By scorch
87k now on my ninja, with 3 other bikes the...

87k now on my ninja, with 3 other bikes the mileage is crawling up these days.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,405
Posted By scorch
the steamer is still my favorite tiger. I had a...

the steamer is still my favorite tiger. I had a 1998. It was nice, top heavy but awesome looking.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By scorch
Crap. looks like i might be looking at...

Crap.

looks like i might be looking at buying some other electric gear.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By scorch
Weird, must be that then. Not good at soldering...

Weird, must be that then. Not good at soldering at all. Ive contact gerbing about the warranty. Its got a life time warranty on the heating elements.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,645
Posted By scorch
thats impressive on that chinese lifan!

thats impressive on that chinese lifan!
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By scorch
1 of my gerbing gloves not working

one of my gloves is not working. The right one works fine, my hand in this 20 degree day on the way to work is fine.

But the left does not heat. I checked muiltiple plugs, there is power going to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,809
Posted By scorch
so far im having lots of problems with the bike. ...

so far im having lots of problems with the bike.

Front brake master cylinder is leaking, probably needs to be rebuilt

front brake light not working

horrible mpg 27mpg

my ownership of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 139,395
Posted By scorch
id be up for a ride today, wish i saw your...

id be up for a ride today, wish i saw your message before.

Might ride tommorow after school at 1:20pm if anyone is interestd.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By scorch
throttle sync ...

throttle sync

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT1s9GPRYuc&feature=youtu.be

cant get the other screws to adjust anything
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