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Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,304
Posted By JSharp
The Whelen TIR3 is unbelievably bright. Here's...

The Whelen TIR3 is unbelievably bright. Here's the way I mounted mine on my N1K. It's low enough that it can be seen at distance but doesn't blind someone right behind me at a stoplight.
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,749
Posted By JSharp
I have one of the larger service carts and it's...

I have one of the larger service carts and it's been great. I'm not sure that it will hold 450lb like they advertise but it's heavy duty enough to carry tools and parts.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,400
Posted By JSharp
I'd be surprised if Jay Leno didn't have $ down...

I'd be surprised if Jay Leno didn't have $ down on one and it would be a great place for one of the first bikes to go if they want to keep interest alive.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
It sounds to me like the n1k isn't the right bike...

It sounds to me like the n1k isn't the right bike for you....[/QUOTE]

I have to agree with Joey. I love mine but it's far from spacious. Bar risers might help with your upper body but the pegs may...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,400
Posted By JSharp
I don't have much problem with what they've done...

I don't have much problem with what they've done so far. It is what it is. I just take exception to all the people who act like what's been accomplished so far is near to the second coming when in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,400
Posted By JSharp
Kind of touchy aren't we? No one said it was...

Kind of touchy aren't we? No one said it was easy. But so far what we've seen are a handful of prototype bikes and enough marketing to generate a silly number of fawning supporters.

Maybe since...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,400
Posted By JSharp
Or maybe they'd like to see someone in the US do...

Or maybe they'd like to see someone in the US do better. As in not spend 5 years building a new bike from mostly off the shelf components other than the effort expended designing and building a ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 57,325
Posted By JSharp
Exactly. The kool-aid was strong with that...

Exactly. The kool-aid was strong with that comment.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,400
Posted By JSharp
The average sensible rider wouldn't consider this...

The average sensible rider wouldn't consider this bike anyway at the price. I seriously doubt 5 of the first 200 they build ( if they ever do ) will see any riders that actually put miles on them.
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,749
Posted By JSharp
Another thumbs up for this impact socket set. ...

Another thumbs up for this impact socket set.

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_24735.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,623
Posted By JSharp
I rode a 1200 Sportser at the local demo day last...

I rode a 1200 Sportser at the local demo day last year. My immediate impression was that I'd entered some alternate universe and I was on a '74 Superglide. That's a bike I remember and that felt...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 57,325
Posted By JSharp
Reddit? :rofl:rofl:rofl

Reddit? :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,749
Posted By JSharp
The V series couplers are great. In addition to...

The V series couplers are great. In addition to the higher flow the females will mate with male M style couplers that everyone seems to use for everything around here.
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,749
Posted By JSharp
My HF 3/8" drive impact wouldn't remove the rotor...

My HF 3/8" drive impact wouldn't remove the rotor bolts on my Ninja. IOW, it wouldn't remove an allen head bolt torqued to 20 ft/lb. I pulled the air fitting and threw it in the dumpster.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,400
Posted By JSharp
I have to disagree on marketing. They've managed...

I have to disagree on marketing. They've managed to collect $ and keep the faithful interested for 5 years with no product to sell at all. That's certainly an accomplishment even if it is of dubious...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,069
Posted By JSharp
I'm going to revise my previous opinion on the...

I'm going to revise my previous opinion on the 023's. I got almost 12K miles out of the front and it wasn't worn out but I was glad to replace it. It wore funny with lots of cupping and it felt...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
There are huge differences between companies on...

There are huge differences between companies on this bike. MetLife and State Farm were the least expensive when I quoted it. By a factor of 5 or more. Progressive was almost $1700 per year. I have...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
We have a commercial account at the local NAPA...

We have a commercial account at the local NAPA and my son formerly ran another local parts store that carried WIX so for me it was a no brainer.

Dumping and refilling the oil before changing the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
I've been using a WIX 1358 or the NAPA 51358...

I've been using a WIX 1358 or the NAPA 51358 equivalent with no problems. I've never had a problem with the oil pressure after an oil change. My theory is that the pump will get airlocked if you have...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
The trouble with a 50 series tire is that once...

The trouble with a 50 series tire is that once they square off *at all* the bike feels like crap. It doesn't want to turn right off center then falls over once you get past the corner. With assorted...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
Hearing these prices I've decided bring an early...

Hearing these prices I've decided bring an early adopter on this bike sure was expensive. Know what though? It was worth it. :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,400
Posted By JSharp
You've made the assumption the food is actually...

You've made the assumption the food is actually better when the restaurant has yet to serve a meal. Just a few appetizers for a fawning press. So far all we know for sure is that the menu looks OK.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,400
Posted By JSharp
The post was really just to stir things up and...

The post was really just to stir things up and not all that serious. I'd love to see Motus succeed even if there are things I really dislike about the bike. But I'm becoming less sure every day if...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,400
Posted By JSharp
You can't really compare the Motus to a lowly...

You can't really compare the Motus to a lowly Ninja 1000. The Kawasaki is clearly too pedestrian. It works too well, is too cheap, will have parts and support far into the future, and it actually...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
Hated the stock seat. Bought one from Sargent but...

Hated the stock seat. Bought one from Sargent but didn't like it for different reasons. Sent the Sargent off to Spencers with my complaints about it and he made it better. But it's still a long way...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4,339
Views: 516,400
Posted By JSharp
fify

fify
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
No centerstand and none available. I carry a...

No centerstand and none available. I carry a Quickstand with me but it's really only useful for chain maintenance. It would scare me to try to change a tire with it.
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,749
Posted By JSharp
http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product...

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_20349.jpg

I have three of these and they're fine if not perfect. They're simple constant...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,749
Posted By JSharp
Yep. It's a POS. I didn't notice your post but...

Yep. It's a POS. I didn't notice your post but went back and found it. I think I'll buy a 3/8" drive CP wrench to go with the others we have that work great.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,749
Posted By JSharp
http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product...

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_12296.jpg

1.5A battery maintainer = Fail. Mine was DOA.

Had a few of the older ones...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,749
Posted By JSharp
http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product...

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_23826.jpg

3/8" drive impact = Fail. Don't waist your $$

I got one of these on sale...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
Mine get warm enough I can't run them full on or...

Mine get warm enough I can't run them full on or my palms get way too hot. I usually run them on position 3 of 5 on days in the low 30's. I've seen reports like yours and wonder what's different.
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
I use a Quick Stand and it's fine for doing chain...

I use a Quick Stand and it's fine for doing chain maintenance away from home. Wouldn't want to change a tire on the road though. It would be a pita given the torque required on some of the fasteners....
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
The factory heated grip kit is adequate if not...

The factory heated grip kit is adequate if not perfect.
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
Did that. How about the 2 screws that secure the...

Did that. How about the 2 screws that secure the footpeg rubbers? Yep, Loctite there too.
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
Mine didn't have any Loctite but it was obviously...

Mine didn't have any Loctite but it was obviously installed by the strongest man in Japan.
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
I did on my bike as have a lot of others. If you...

I did on my bike as have a lot of others. If you correct for the odometer error the mileage improves about the same amount as the gearing increase. +6%
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
It's certainly an issue. :D But after almost 3...

It's certainly an issue. :D But after almost 3 years I've yet to collect any new tickets with mine so it's not imposable to stay out of trouble. And every time I ride it I still get the giggles.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 290,392
Posted By JSharp
The Suzuki isn't in the same league as the Ninja....

The Suzuki isn't in the same league as the Ninja.

Try MetLife or State Farm. I've had both on my bike and the rates are reasonable.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 344,474
Posted By JSharp
Who makes that indicator?

Who makes that indicator?
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