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Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,472
Posted By civhatch90
Looks amazing! must feel good to ride it after so...

Looks amazing! must feel good to ride it after so much work.
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By civhatch90
Bent forks = bent frame?

Simple question. I recently bought a 90/6 and after what started as a fork seal replacement I noticed both forks are bent. I do not know how this happened since the bike came this way although there...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By civhatch90
I am not sure what these are worth but a few...

I am not sure what these are worth but a few things you can do:

1. Check local craigslist and see what people are asking for similar bikes
2. Check current and completed listings on ebay to see...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By civhatch90
That is most definitely not a 14k brake pedal,...

That is most definitely not a 14k brake pedal, more like 114k.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,800
Posted By civhatch90
I still dont see the scooter:evil

I still dont see the scooter:evil
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,740
Views: 487,978
Posted By civhatch90
Looking for fork tubes (do not need the entire...

Looking for fork tubes (do not need the entire front end, just the tubes) for a 1974 R90/6.
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,102
Posted By civhatch90
The airhead gas mileage thread.

I know we do not have these bikes because of great gas mileage but just curious, what kind of mpgs are you guys getting?

List model/year/mods.
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,006
Posted By civhatch90
Back at it... Since my last post, I have...

Back at it...

Since my last post, I have rebuilt the starter and started tearing down the front end.

I realized both fork tubes were bent and one was even cracked! The cracked one is stuck to...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By civhatch90
Can anybody tell me anything about this bike?

Not going to buy it, just curious. I had never seen those fairings.

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/3262106095.html
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,055
Posted By civhatch90
x10 It sounds like it is some sort of heat...

x10

It sounds like it is some sort of heat shield for the exhaust. If so, those are almost guaranteed to fail since they are subject to so much heat. I would expect to put new ones anyways. Why...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-05-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By civhatch90
AC in NJ will suck compared to Ithaca area in NY....

AC in NJ will suck compared to Ithaca area in NY. Everything in central + souther NJ is flat which means no twisty paved roads.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By civhatch90
I have no idea what its worth but would like to...

I have no idea what its worth but would like to see better pictures of it :evil
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By civhatch90
Well with 1300 miles and adult owned you are...

Well with 1300 miles and adult owned you are pretty much buying a brand new bike. If you plan on getting serious about doing trackdays you should keep in mind that many people do have little mishaps...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,014
Posted By civhatch90
How in the world are you getting 40k miles out of...

How in the world are you getting 40k miles out of a chain? I purchased my DID VM2 chain and after 23k miles many of the links are kinked and is noisy, needs replacing ASAP. I used teflon chain wax...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By civhatch90
32k miles is nothing. For 3500 that is an awesome...

32k miles is nothing. For 3500 that is an awesome deal.
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By civhatch90
Eh, that's going to be your call. Could you...

Eh, that's going to be your call. Could you continue to use those tires until you wear them all the way down? Most likely.

If you want peace of mind, just change them. It is no fun when you are...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,731
Posted By civhatch90
Unless that side of the bike is fully covered in...

Unless that side of the bike is fully covered in oil that is not the cause of your missing oil. A little seepage will not mean 1qt every 300 miles. That is a ton of oil. As others have already...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By civhatch90
Sell them and buy another bike in 5 yrs

Sell them and buy another bike in 5 yrs
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,799
Posted By civhatch90
wow very good work! I'm sure it will look awesome...

wow very good work! I'm sure it will look awesome when done. Did you give any thought to wire spoked wheels?
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By civhatch90
Thanks, I was trying to avoid having to pull them...

Thanks, I was trying to avoid having to pull them from the bike since I hear fork alingnment on these things can be a nightmare.
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By civhatch90
I bought the bike not too long ago, so never had...

I bought the bike not too long ago, so never had a chance to do any real riding other than half a block.
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By civhatch90
Are these fork tubes bent?

So what started as a simple fork seal replacement may end up as a move involved, fork replacement project. Sorry for the crappy pics, these tubes look way bent to me (I'm hoping you guys will say...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,360
Posted By civhatch90
Yep I use the dupont spray. the best one I have...

Yep I use the dupont spray. the best one I have used so far. But still, the back wheel gets dirty (I do not clean the bike very often either). And yeah the back sprocket isn't looking very healthy.
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,360
Posted By civhatch90
Well I figure I should lube the chain every 500...

Well I figure I should lube the chain every 500 miles or so which is every week when I use the bike to commute to work. Good point about having the ability to change the gear ratio. Also, chains are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,360
Posted By civhatch90
Well you can always buy one of those old school...

Well you can always buy one of those old school n600 hondas with the chain drive rear wheels... :evil
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,360
Posted By civhatch90
Chains suck!

So, I have an SV650 and after 23k miles and two years of riding I am due for a new chain + sprockets. Not to mention that the rear wheel is always filthy dirty and I have to clean and lube the thing...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,772
Posted By civhatch90
Typical case of target fixation on the first...

Typical case of target fixation on the first accident. The second one is probably more like not having your eyes on the road.

Seems like you guys had a good time and hopefully you learned valuable...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,334
Posted By civhatch90
Thats impressive considering the bike is only a...

Thats impressive considering the bike is only a few years old. Do you have a long commute to work? Do you plan on keeping this bike for a long time?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,667
Posted By civhatch90
Hey knary, i was thinking about doing the same...

Hey knary, i was thinking about doing the same thing but i'm giving it some serious thought and may no longer do it. Btw, that nissin master cylinder comes as OEM equipment on the sv650s and if you...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,346
Posted By civhatch90
Thanks for your input. Here are my responses: ...

Thanks for your input. Here are my responses:

1. The main purpose of this is to fix a leaky MC, I am not interested in upgrading to double disc brakes. Although clearly, the handlebar mounted MC...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,346
Posted By civhatch90
SV650 master cylinder into R90/6

Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a R90/6 and just noticed it has a leaky under-tank master cylinder.

Doing some research, I found out many people complain about the brake feel even when the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,346
Posted By civhatch90
I think he was laughing because you missed his...

I think he was laughing because you missed his response where he stated that the bikes in that group where 600cc, 1000cc, 1200cc. Which means they had 3 to 4 times the horsepower as his did.

BTW,...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,006
Posted By civhatch90
Thanks, the splines will definitely have to wait-...

Thanks, the splines will definitely have to wait- solving the master cylinder issue became a priority as well as the fork seals, starter motor, and clutch adjustment.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,006
Posted By civhatch90
Update

Well after a few weeks I finally had a chance to work on the bike and make a little bit of progress.

First and update on the gas tank. I'm happy to say it is in good shape and the tank nor the...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By civhatch90
I had heard about this, you did a good job on the...

I had heard about this, you did a good job on the install
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,006
Posted By civhatch90
Thanks a ton I appreciate all your help. You...

Thanks a ton I appreciate all your help.

You guys have made this ownership experience very rewarding thus far! Its a good feeling to know that there are supportive people out there who are willing...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,006
Posted By civhatch90
Thanks! There surely seems to be something...

Thanks! There surely seems to be something special about them and let me tell you those cylinder heads stick out way too far! It will take some time getting used to them. I sure hope I can ride this...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,006
Posted By civhatch90
Yeah unfortunately the history of the bike is...

Yeah unfortunately the history of the bike is rather unclear. The guy I bought it from had supposedly traded it for a guitar of some sort and he never rode it, had it parked for 2 years until he...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,006
Posted By civhatch90
1st day digging into the bike

So I had some time today to start looking at the bike. Did not have much time but I did notice a few things:

1. I ran it around the block and the clutch seems to slip at higher RPMs. I will try to...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,006
Posted By civhatch90
Wow that site is an airhead encyclopedia!...

Wow that site is an airhead encyclopedia! Although I must admit it can be overwhelming at times.
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