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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 60,225
Posted By Cat0020
I'm 5'10", 160 lb. with all my riding gear on. ...

I'm 5'10", 160 lb. with all my riding gear on.
I've never felt Blackbird to be "heavy" in handling, even at parking lot speed, it would be similar to my Katana 750 or VFR800.

In "spirited"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 70,286
Posted By Cat0020
Most Asian countries I've lived in, 2-wheeled...

Most Asian countries I've lived in, 2-wheeled vehicles outnumber cars, easily. :lol3

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--cxmI0SJo--/uugjlgarpvgcby7bwewe.gif
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 422,875
Posted By Cat0020
Looks like you are leaning towards the wrong side...

Looks like you are leaning towards the wrong side of the bike. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9,378
Views: 1,558,030
Posted By Cat0020
Except the side mounted radiators don't work so...

Except the side mounted radiators don't work so well without the fairing to direct the airflow, just extra weight. Better off converting to regular mount single radiator or underseat mount with...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-13-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 481,642
Posted By Cat0020
Tried and true method, doesn't seem like a "bad...

Tried and true method, doesn't seem like a "bad idea" .
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By Cat0020
Old American engines also have similar valve...

Old American engines also have similar valve adjustment methods.. they do away with it so they can charge people for maintenance. :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By Cat0020
Not a whole lot of care went into my Jonway 250,...

Not a whole lot of care went into my Jonway 250, fuel in tank, air in tires, oil changes, valve adjustments, fuse replacements, that's about all the care I give it. I don't even wash it... just ride...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By Cat0020
I have owned my Jonway 250 scooter since March...

I have owned my Jonway 250 scooter since March 2008, currently has over 18k miles on it, still the OEM battery, CVT belt. The plastics are becoming brittle, front brake master cylinder developed a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 105,734
Posted By Cat0020
Sprocket ratio for on/off-road riding would...

Sprocket ratio for on/off-road riding would likely depend on the weight of the rider, terrain and speed of riding that you plan on doing..
If you plan on riding at highway speed often and for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 481,642
Posted By Cat0020
Wow, didn't see that one comin' :lol3

Wow, didn't see that one comin' :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 384,016
Posted By Cat0020
I donno, schooling is one of those things that...

I donno, schooling is one of those things that you get what you put into.. unless you get some dick professor that just goes through the motions.. whether you learn the actual material or other life...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 41,293
Posted By Cat0020
With a larger (diameter ratio, not wider) rear...

With a larger (diameter ratio, not wider) rear tire, some sprocket change, pre-gen Ninja 250 is plenty capable of breaking the speed limit.

Mine is happiest between 10-11k rpm at about 85-90...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By Cat0020
With single side swingarm, your local moto-shop...

With single side swingarm, your local moto-shop might not have the tools required to balance the rear wheel once the replacement tire is mounted.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
I'm used to form-fitting cushion, gel padded...

I'm used to form-fitting cushion, gel padded bicycle shorts work great, offer more support than just your butt area, much less expensive than custom saddle... and do not hinder rider positioning when...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
May be ideal for long saddle time, but dual sport...

May be ideal for long saddle time, but dual sport riding.. not so ideal when wide saddle get in the way of body positioning on the bike.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-20-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 1,762,222
Posted By Cat0020
+1 for Paradise, back in 2010 I visited Maui for...

+1 for Paradise, back in 2010 I visited Maui for a friend's wedding.
While on the island, I pedaled my a$$ up Haleakala (+10k ft. from sea level in 37 miles) and down.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 1,396,208
Posted By Cat0020
http://youtu.be/GypsGmrokjY <iframe...

http://youtu.be/GypsGmrokjY

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Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,453
Views: 965,638
Posted By Cat0020
Painted the inside of air-intake tube? WTF? ...

Painted the inside of air-intake tube? WTF?

http://motorcyclephotooftheday.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/1049134554_9uwwe-xl.jpg

http://www.ghezzi-brian.com/_Images/_annuncio/img1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9,378
Views: 1,558,030
Posted By Cat0020
If you have pedaled a bicycle for over 20k mi. in...

If you have pedaled a bicycle for over 20k mi. in your life, you'd know a thing or two about comfort on 2-wheel. :lol3]

Upright riding position send road shock straight up your spine.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9,378
Views: 1,558,030
Posted By Cat0020
-Recumbent riding position for better...

-Recumbent riding position for better aerodynamics, ergonomics and fuel efficiency.

-Integrated luggage space that minimize overall width of vehicle.
Dual-clutch 6-speed tranny, clutch-less...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9,378
Views: 1,558,030
Posted By Cat0020
Thumb I want ONE of these...

I want ONE of these (http://powersports.honda.com/nm4.aspx).

http://powersports.honda.com/images/nm4/gallery/NM4_2015_01.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,770
Posted By Cat0020
In case any of you want lane-splitting to be...

In case any of you want lane-splitting to be legal, only 3-days left..

Please sign the Petition to Allow motorcycle lane sharing on all public roads...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,770
Posted By Cat0020
Lane-splitting is illegal in NYC, so is...

Lane-splitting is illegal in NYC, so is speeding.. I regularly break both of those laws.. I ride a motorcycle :lol3

If I need to take up as much road as a car; I just as well be in a cage.
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
It's a daily/weekly errand bike that resides in...

It's a daily/weekly errand bike that resides in Brooklyn now, never miss a beat; few times I had to ride it from Brooklyn into lower Manhattan, filtering through bumper-to-bumper traffic is what it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 422,875
Posted By Cat0020
Gel padded bicycle shorts are much cheaper and...

Gel padded bicycle shorts are much cheaper and offer more support than any aftermarket seat. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
Exactly, reliability record of those FI WR250R...

Exactly, reliability record of those FI WR250R engines are far short of Honda Helix type engine..

$6-7k new, $4-5k used for a used 250cc bike like WR250R.. much rather a used SV650 and a cheap DR...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,770
Posted By Cat0020
I lane-split in NYC, little different than SF...

I lane-split in NYC, little different than SF traffic, which I've ridden plenty as a bicycle messenger in mid-90's.
http://newyorknatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/NYC-Traffic.jpg
IMO, Bar...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
Not until you've done one in 5 min. while engine...

Not until you've done one in 5 min. while engine is running. :lol3



Every 24k and still get charged $$$..
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,453
Views: 965,638
Posted By Cat0020
Regardless of legality, wouldn't you ride one on...

Regardless of legality, wouldn't you ride one on the street if given the chance? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
XR50's engine is the similar engine as on...

XR50's engine is the similar engine as on millions of Honda Passport, or C70/90/100/110 cc vehicles.. and their Chinese clones.. plenty of miles have been logged on those engine type.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-21-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25,113
Views: 1,762,222
Posted By Cat0020
To me, it's no surprise the shooting occurred,...

To me, it's no surprise the shooting occurred, it's a miracle it didn't happen sooner.

Po-po are suppose to be held at higher standards than regular folks, when one po-po gets away with criminal...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
IDK, if a valve adjustment require moving OEM...

IDK, if a valve adjustment require moving OEM valve cover and install another valve cover in place to perform the maintenance task, might as well do it when engine is cold.

Simplicity of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
Honda has been producing such engine since 1986,...

Honda has been producing such engine since 1986, for the Honda Helix.
Above picture is a Honda Helix engine.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,935
Views: 890,976
Posted By Cat0020
Very nice.. :clap

Very nice.. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3,453
Views: 965,638
Posted By Cat0020
John Britten's V1000...

John Britten's V1000 (https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFAB0680874246574) gone too soon. :cry



As if you wouldn't ride it on the road regardless?
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3,453
Views: 965,638
Posted By Cat0020
20 some years on, still none like it, still none...

20 some years on, still none like it, still none come close:

http://1000rr.co.uk/attachments/other-bikes/11438d1370434586-10-britten-jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
It's just as eazy as it looks, If your...

It's just as eazy as it looks,

If your engine dies while adjusting, the valves are too tight,

If your engine click volume increase, valves are loose.

Adjusting valves with cold engine,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
With enough practice, you only need the 8mm box...

With enough practice, you only need the 8mm box wrench.

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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,325
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 I've had my 250 China scoot since 2008, other...

I've had my 250 China scoot since 2008, other than few blown fuses and 2 flat tires,
it's been reliable for over 18k miles. Even the CVT belt and battery are still OEM.
It's been the easiest...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 164,976
Posted By Cat0020
Cool2 I had a Gladius back in 2009, ditch the muffler...

I had a Gladius back in 2009, ditch the muffler within 50 mi. of ownership, better exhaust note and lose 8 lb. from the bike. Swapped the OEM handlebar to lower dirt bike alloy handlebar, lose more...
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