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Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 840,737
Posted By Xyzzy
Mostly rural baxckroads, 50-60MPH. No-ethanol...

Mostly rural baxckroads, 50-60MPH. No-ethanol fuel.

http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-us/363319.png (http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/cb1100/2014/xyzzy/363319)
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,388
Posted By Xyzzy
I took the images below today after a 25 minute...

I took the images below today after a 25 minute ride. The ride was twisty backroads at about 50-55MPH. The ambient temperature was ~65F.

I don't have any way to get images for when the bike gets...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,450
Posted By Xyzzy
Oil filter info:...

Oil filter info: www.r3-forums.com/forum/530-oil-lube/4441-oil-filter.html
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,450
Posted By Xyzzy
I think that shelf is to provide cooling...

I think that shelf is to provide cooling clearance for that really large heat sink under the shelf.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,450
Posted By Xyzzy
I never took my CBR on the highway so I have no...

I never took my CBR on the highway so I have no clue. The nearest highway is a major interstate so I need a bike that can go 80+ to keep from getting run over. I try to avoid the interstate though...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,450
Posted By Xyzzy
Some thoughts on my YZF-R3, in no particular...

Some thoughts on my YZF-R3, in no particular order:


When you turn on the key but before you start the engine, the headlights do not come on. Instead, there is a central front-facing (very...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-01-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,450
Posted By Xyzzy
Here are some drawings that might be useful: ...

Here are some drawings that might be useful:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8230728/yzf-r3-002.gif

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8230728/yzf-r3-003.gif
Forum: Road Warriors 08-24-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,720
Posted By Xyzzy
One additional thought: If you did try this you...

One additional thought: If you did try this you would probably want to do it on a non-ABS version. I think a wheel diameter mismatch could cause the ABS system to generate a fault. (I don't know this...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-24-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,720
Posted By Xyzzy
The "hub" (bolt-pattern) is the same part number:...

The "hub" (bolt-pattern) is the same part number: 41310-MCA-010

Valkyrie:...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-11-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,720
Posted By Xyzzy
Miracle: Honda found me an OEM tire! I was...

Miracle: Honda found me an OEM tire!

I was very surprised that I received it because everyone told me it was not in the system. My dealer put the tire order on a special status called "critical...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-10-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,720
Posted By Xyzzy
Very nice! (Now I need to find a local buddy...

Very nice!

(Now I need to find a local buddy who has a lift like that!)

Are you going to replace the tire with the OEM one or a different one?
Forum: Road Warriors 08-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,720
Posted By Xyzzy
That is a very cool bike lift! Did you have...

That is a very cool bike lift!

Did you have to remove the left muffler? I can't see it in your picture.

On my VFR1200 it was just 5 bolts for the wheel and 1 bolt to swing the muffler out to...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,720
Posted By Xyzzy
I have had several motorcycles that have "real"...

I have had several motorcycles that have "real" GP indicators like you mentioned. Four that spring to mind are a Grom, a ZX-14R, a CBR1000RR and a VFR1200F. If a Grom has a gear indicator then...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,720
Posted By Xyzzy
As much as it pains me to put HD merchandise on...

As much as it pains me to put HD merchandise on my bike, I ordered that bias-ply tire a few minutes ago.

I first talked with a Dunlop engineer in Akron, Ohio. He was unaware (!) of the Dunlop tire...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-06-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,720
Posted By Xyzzy
Are they bias-ply or radials? The catalog...

Are they bias-ply or radials?

The catalog doesn't say.

http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire-catalog/harley-davidson/american-elite/american-elite/
Forum: Road Warriors 08-05-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,720
Posted By Xyzzy
Here is one on Cycle Trader with nearly all of...

Here is one on Cycle Trader with nearly all of the options: http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2014-Honda-Gold-Wing-Valkyrie-%28GL1800C%29-112203424

(I think it looks a bit gaudy with all of that...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-20-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 840,737
Posted By Xyzzy
The silver engine looks much nicer than the...

The silver engine looks much nicer than the blacked out version.
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