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Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 25,031
Posted By south
IIRC, the AMA-FIM marriage came about via a bit...

IIRC, the AMA-FIM marriage came about via a bit of a shotgun-wedding to resolve a messy promotion rights situation. Not sure it'd be a simple divorce worth undertaking even given the AMA's clear...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,298
Posted By south
If you check around, I think you'll find that,...

If you check around, I think you'll find that, unfortunately, the rectifier issue is common to all the 5th gens, and not limited to just the first two model years. From my own personal experience,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,960
Posted By south
I always get a kick out of the whole "cookie...

I always get a kick out of the whole "cookie cutter"/"boring" claim against Japanese motorcycles. My take/response: the bikes just plain work. On the whole, better than just about anything else out...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 271,737
Posted By south
http://southjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4599094281.h...

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4599094281.html
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 540,752
Posted By south
Just a thought re your bike's current front end...

Just a thought re your bike's current front end setup that may be worth looking into: you mentioned that it has a 929 shock on it. I don't know about the 4th gens, but on the 5th gens (like my 929...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By south
"All original"--if you don't count the expansion...

"All original"--if you don't count the expansion chamber exhaust and the pod filters, and good luck sourcing reasonably priced original equipment replacements in acceptable condition. Missing those...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 540,752
Posted By south
Of course there are--they're called "overpasses"....

Of course there are--they're called "overpasses". :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 540,752
Posted By south
Rick's MOSFET rectifiers are designated by the...

Rick's MOSFET rectifiers are designated by the "Hot Shot" label:

http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/part/10-126H/MDFIb25WRlI4MDA=

--Once I got a handle on the "reboot" procedure, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,519
Posted By south
I've media blasted the inside of a number of...

I've media blasted the inside of a number of tanks with great success; it's by far my preferred method of addressing rusty tank interiors. I first apply a layer of (easily removed, non-marring)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 540,752
Posted By south
The new(-ish) Rick's part--for the VFR, RC51,...

The new(-ish) Rick's part--for the VFR, RC51, etc.--is MOSFET, and/although it does have fins. Replaced the failing OEM unit on my '01 with a Rick's unit last year; it's been trouble-free so far. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 59,241
Posted By south
Gee, I didn't realize both the producer and...

Gee, I didn't realize both the producer and director of the vid were ADV Rider members. Since when did you two guys get elected to be the arbitors of others' opinions, instead of simply contributing...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 59,241
Posted By south
Definitely not a good promo vid. In addition to...

Definitely not a good promo vid. In addition to the severely muted exhaust audio, the rider's wobbly lines/lean angles do little to promote the bike's handling; and poor site selection: looks more...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 241,283
Posted By south
Had my eye on RV from the first time I saw him...

Had my eye on RV from the first time I saw him ride nationals and have always been a big fan. Also a long-time fan of JS--like him or hate him (and his past behavior/attitude has made that relatively...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,058
Posted By south
Metal tank listed at 5.55 US gal. capacity; I'll...

Metal tank listed at 5.55 US gal. capacity; I'll let you do the math. I've never run it dry, but I have put 5.3+ gal. in the tank. For commuter duty (50 mile round trip almost all on the interstate),...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 252,058
Posted By south
range

My ('01) 5th gen VFR will do 250 miles on a tank running 80-85mph on the interstate; I don't even think about fuel 'til after 200 miles. After a few mods--brake de-link, front and rear...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,268
Posted By south
Although not available in exact OEM size (gotta...

Although not available in exact OEM size (gotta go a little bigger/fatter), I've been very pleased with the Pirelli Sport Demons, both in terms of performance and tread life. The one slight downside...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,268
Posted By south
Oh, and +1 on the front sprocket makes a world of...

Oh, and +1 on the front sprocket makes a world of difference, not just in top gear on the interstate, but smooths things out in every gear. So much better I can't understand why Kawi didn't gear it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,268
Posted By south
A "budget" fix for the tank is to use epoxy--in...

A "budget" fix for the tank is to use epoxy--in paste form, a la JB Weld or marine putty.

And, just for the record, the EX250 is in no way a "sportbike". It is a small displacement standard with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14,836
Views: 1,593,099
Posted By south
The gen1 bikes suffer(?) from excessive sag right...

The gen1 bikes suffer(?) from excessive sag right from the factory; Kawasaki took an inch of sag out of the gen2 bikes starting in '08. Personally, I haven't found it to be a big deal; although, the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 540,752
Posted By south
Based on your description, I'd say that's a nice...

Based on your description, I'd say that's a nice buy for $2000.
Forum: Face plant 08-05-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By south
Because the 250 won't allow you to wear boot...

Because the 250 won't allow you to wear boot covers?

For years now, my daily use riding boots have been Alpinestars waterproof, currently the S-MX5 Waterproof, previously, the S-MX Gortex. Great...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By south
There is no rule of thumb. Depends on...

There is no rule of thumb. Depends on (front-to-rear) bike balance/weight distribution, rider weight and seating position, and rider preference.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,564
Posted By south
Hey, nice start. :thumb: I've got an '85...

Hey, nice start. :thumb:

I've got an '85 XL350R project that I'll get back to one of these days. Like you I went with the XL600 swingarm and XR350R shock. For the forks I've opted for (merely)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By south
The VIN is the VIN--for the frame, anyway. If it...

The VIN is the VIN--for the frame, anyway. If it comes up as a 250, then that's what the frame is. The motor will have its displacement stamped on it somewhere visible if you look.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By south
Seriously, that is awesome. Sportbike stunter...

Seriously, that is awesome. Sportbike stunter squids are a dime-a-dozen; for these guys to be on KLRs shows some panache. And what I find most impressive is that the motor continues to run the whole...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By south
I've had the same issue on some XL350R rims....

I've had the same issue on some XL350R rims. Quite simply, major structural corrosion with the aluminum; the hoops are shot and need to be replaced: ebay, aftermarket, or whatever--I would not...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,235
Posted By south
For inspiration--can't believe no one else has...

For inspiration--can't believe no one else has posted it up already. You can find the owner over on vfrworld:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By south
A couple thoughts off the top of my head: ...

A couple thoughts off the top of my head:

1) "Free" while good, often also equates to "needs serious work"; it occurs to me that perhaps the reason the motor was so full of oil is that somebody...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,159
Posted By south
Thanks, guys :thumb. Schaffer40--I have to...

Thanks, guys :thumb.

Schaffer40--I have to say, it's just a cheap hobby lathe, and I'm a hack, but the thing has been incredibly handy to have for all sorts of (little) projects.

As for the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,025
Posted By south
I've got one in the queue--just got sidetracked...

I've got one in the queue--just got sidetracked with some other projects, but should be back to it shortly. Got the frame and swingarm blasted and painted and ready to go back together and left off...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,757
Posted By south
I've been around enough actual/real welders and...

I've been around enough actual/real welders and machinists to know that I'm absolutely not one of them, but thanks all the same. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,757
Posted By south
Cogent Dynamics Moab Adventurer shock: $480...

Cogent Dynamics Moab Adventurer shock: $480 http://www.motocd.com/cd/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=3&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=59.

Race Tech cartridge emulators #FEGV 3801: $145 from...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,610
Posted By south
That was the CBR900RR; the 600s all had 17" front...

That was the CBR900RR; the 600s all had 17" front and rear--in fact, the F3 front wheel was highly sought after as a replacement/upgrade for the 900RR's 16" front: better tire selection and it cured...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,610
Posted By south
It'd be best if it was a '94 model (owned one...

It'd be best if it was a '94 model (owned one new)--and not a '91--inasmuch as it would have fully adjustable suspension, but any F2 is still a great bike: 145mph top speed, 1/4 mile in the (low) 11s...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,099
Posted By south
IMO, I'd let the deal dictate the bike. As you...

IMO, I'd let the deal dictate the bike. As you say, they are all kind of rare, so I'd just go with whatever good deal on any one of them you come across. If you buy it right (money-wise), you'll...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By south
No question: two bikes. More options, fewer...

No question: two bikes. More options, fewer compromises, less riding downtime for bike service/repair.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 540,752
Posted By south
First off, check your rear sag with passenger and...

First off, check your rear sag with passenger and kit and/or try dialing in more preload to the rear shock; after that, consider sliding the forks up in the triples a bit to shift more weight to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 38,714
Posted By south
If those guys actually get their asking price,...

If those guys actually get their asking price, maybe I should. :wink:

Here's a few examples from a quick search:

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/mcy/3015787973.html
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 540,752
Posted By south
Steady on now. H*ll, I've got no problem with a...

Steady on now. H*ll, I've got no problem with a guy getting out and having some fun. That said, the dude filmed and uploaded to Youtube a 10 minute vid of himself lapping at the frickin' Nurburgring,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 540,752
Posted By south
Nice vid--the sound of the bike alone really does...

Nice vid--the sound of the bike alone really does it. Rider could use a *little* work on his riding, though. Plenty more lean angle available for a closed course run, misses a fair number of apexes,...
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