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Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,102
Posted By bikefreak47
I agree about the "concept" being a bit nicer...

I agree about the "concept" being a bit nicer looking. But I like the production version better than the KTM 1290, BMW S1000R, Aprilia Tuono, and especially the Kawasaki Z1000. If only Suzuki has...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By bikefreak47
That's the exact paint scheme on my NEXX Carbon....

That's the exact paint scheme on my NEXX Carbon. Beautiful pearl white and carbon with red pinstriping.
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By bikefreak47
I can't answer the question about 'large' and...

I can't answer the question about 'large' and 'x-large' shells being the same. But I can say that the 'large' in the NEXX fits comparably to my Shoei RF1100 and Shoei X-11 in 'large' sizing.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By bikefreak47
I just came back from an early morning spin on my...

I just came back from an early morning spin on my DB-6 Delirio DS1000. Wore my NEXX XR1-R Carbon. It's about the lightest carbon helmet I've owned including an Akuma Phantom, HJC-AC12 Carbon, and my...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,087
Posted By bikefreak47
If I ever stumbled across tires from any...

If I ever stumbled across tires from any manufacturer that lasted 17,000 miles I'd buy up all the new old stock I could find. I've never found one of those new fangled 'Ray-dials' to go 8,000 miles-...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By bikefreak47
Ethanol was touted as a way to reduce our...

Ethanol was touted as a way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. As of last week US refiners were EXPORTING 3.6 million barrels of diesel and gasoline per DAY due to lack of US demand. It's time...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By bikefreak47
I called KTM last year to ask about a replacement...

I called KTM last year to ask about a replacement gauge cluster like the ones shown in the photos here. My problem wasn't moisture but erratic readings on the speedometer, water temperature, idiot...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By bikefreak47
Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,419
Posted By bikefreak47
I've had my No-Mar pro for 5 or 6 years now. Well...

I've had my No-Mar pro for 5 or 6 years now. Well designed and executed. Couple of tips for you. Get the tires as warm as possible- leave 'em on a blacktop driveway in direct sunlight for a couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,849
Posted By bikefreak47
Mitchell Classics had this bike for sale at...

Mitchell Classics had this bike for sale at Barber a couple of years ago. Apparently they're still trying to find a buyer....
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 51,968
Posted By bikefreak47
I've got a HJC RPHA-10 in gloss metallic grey....

I've got a HJC RPHA-10 in gloss metallic grey. More of a long oval fit than previous HJC's I've used (AC-12 Carbon). Quiet for a sport bike type helmet. Nicely put together. Aggressive styling. Good...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 652,536
Posted By bikefreak47
I'm really surprised that Honda would release a...

I'm really surprised that Honda would release a second spin-off version of a naked bike in the US. Their past history of sales always seemed dismal. The '94- '95 CB1000f, the 919, and the current...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By bikefreak47
I installed one in my '08 SuperDuke along with a...

I installed one in my '08 SuperDuke along with a new mosfet r/r. Fit perfectly and worked well. Can't comment on long term use yet though.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 652,536
Posted By bikefreak47
Thanks Eddy. To my eyes the '83 CB 1100f was the...

Thanks Eddy. To my eyes the '83 CB 1100f was the best looking of all the early 80's big bore bikes. I owned a new '82 Kan-atuna GS1000SZ and an '83 GS 1100E back in the day. This updated '83 CB...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 652,536
Posted By bikefreak47
The comment about an updated '83 CB1100f...

The comment about an updated '83 CB1100f describes my '83 CB. USD ZX-9 forks, CNC triples, CBR 600 front wheel, GSX-R calipers, CBR 900 rear wheel and swingarm, and Ohlins shocks.
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,158
Posted By bikefreak47
14 bikes here. '83 CB1100f, '94 CB1000f, '97...

14 bikes here. '83 CB1100f, '94 CB1000f, '97 Bandit 1200S, '98 SuperHawk, '99 ZRX 1100, '02 FZ-1, '02 Foggy Monster S4 916, '02 998 Mono, '06 SpeedTriple, '06 MV Agusta Brutale 910R Gladio, '07...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,913
Posted By bikefreak47
The '02 Ducati 998 Mono, '02 Ducati S4 Foggy...

The '02 Ducati 998 Mono, '02 Ducati S4 Foggy Monster, '06 MV Agusta 910R Gladio, '07 Bimota DB6 Delirio DS1000, and '08 KTM SuperDuke have the batteries still installed because they're parked in a...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,913
Posted By bikefreak47
I received my two new Optimate 6's about a week...

I received my two new Optimate 6's about a week ago. It's taken a full week of around the clock charging for all 14 of my wet cell, MF, and AGM batteries to indicate a full charge while hooked up to...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,660
Posted By bikefreak47
Thanks for all the feedback guys. I was concerned...

Thanks for all the feedback guys. I was concerned that there could be some negatives, like swollen seals, or seals turning to mush if I strayed from the rare as hens teeth, Magura Blood. It'll get...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,737
Posted By bikefreak47
There's a long thread over at the ZRXOA about a...

There's a long thread over at the ZRXOA about a product called "The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner." Fella used it in a very rusty Triumph 955 (?) tank and the results were excellent. He bought 3 bottles...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-12-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,660
Posted By bikefreak47
Mobil 1 ATF Synthetic for clutch???

I stumbled across a post on another KTM (SuperDuke) site stating Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF is what the poster used as his 2008 SD clutch fluid. He stated that he's put 25,000 trouble free miles in heavy...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,913
Posted By bikefreak47
I was starting to get suspicious of two of my...

I was starting to get suspicious of two of my Battery Tender +'s. Today I started looking around for two new alternatives. The Battery Minders at Northern Freight were the 1500 model and were not on...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 51,968
Posted By bikefreak47
It seems that neither BIKE or Performance Bike is...

It seems that neither BIKE or Performance Bike is totally in love with the new 1290. "It simply doesn't have the same sense of invincibility and feel that made the previous Super Duke 990 so...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By bikefreak47
My two Jrs. and two +'s do the same thing on a...

My two Jrs. and two +'s do the same thing on a bunch of different bikes. The Jrs. will be solid green within 30 to 60 minutes. +'s may take 4 to 12 hours. The +'s also show a considerably higher...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 51,968
Posted By bikefreak47
I notice that "motorcycle.com" has changed the...

I notice that "motorcycle.com" has changed the MSRP from $11,999.00 to "To Be Announced". I was hoping their Indian connection might drive the price down a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 51,968
Posted By bikefreak47
I read that KTM had stated that people would be...

I read that KTM had stated that people would be very pleasantly surprised by the aggressive pricing on the new big SuperDuke. IF $11,999.00 is correct they better plan on cranking the assembly line...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 281,167
Posted By bikefreak47
I watched the price fluctuate up and down over a...

I watched the price fluctuate up and down over a two week period on the MotoBatt for my application. One morning it had dropped to $60.00 delivered so I pulled the trigger. The vendor was located in...
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 281,167
Posted By bikefreak47
I was well satisfied with my OE GS battery in my...

I was well satisfied with my OE GS battery in my '02 FZ-1 but figured 12 years was pretty good service. Picked up a bright yellow MotoBatt on Amazon for $60.00 delivered. Fit perfectly like OE and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,440
Posted By bikefreak47
I'm 66 and the body is wearing out. That said I...

I'm 66 and the body is wearing out. That said I bought a new '08 ZX-10 knowing full well that it was going to be an ergonomic challenge. Moved the OE clip-ons left to right and flipped 'em over. Big...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By bikefreak47
I've run two pair of 009's on my '97 Bandit...

I've run two pair of 009's on my '97 Bandit 1200S, a set on my '98 SuperHawk, a set on my '99 ZRX 1100, and a set on my '02 FZ-1. They mount easily, take minimal weight to balance, and last about...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,817
Posted By bikefreak47
Coleman Camp Fuel...

Came across a gallon of Coleman Camp Fuel. Wondering if this stuff would be too toxic on me or on drivechains on my chain driven bikes. Would it possibly destroy O-rings or scar lungs when brushed on...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 281,167
Posted By bikefreak47
Thanks "Antigravity" and "Cy". I always ass-umed...

Thanks "Antigravity" and "Cy". I always ass-umed that the BT Jr was a cheaper, less refined smart charger, like it's more expensive big brother, the BT +. I never realized that it was just a dumb...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 281,167
Posted By bikefreak47
Antigravity's comment was, "Last for any of you...

Antigravity's comment was, "Last for any of you using the BT Jr's just toss that thing. They are horrible for everything they touch." I'd assume from that comment that the BT Jr. negatively impacted...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 281,167
Posted By bikefreak47
"Antigravity" mentions that the Battery Tender...

"Antigravity" mentions that the Battery Tender Juniors ruin almost every battery they touch. Could you expand on that observation? I use a couple of BT+'s and a couple of Juniors. The Juniors...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,868
Posted By bikefreak47
I too have an Akuma Phantom with the SOL-FX...

I too have an Akuma Phantom with the SOL-FX photocromatic face shield. Mine is also three or four years old and still darkens and lightens as if it were new. It's not my everyday helmet so it isn't...
Forum: Vendors 06-15-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 40,632
Posted By bikefreak47
PayPal sent Friday evening.

PayPal sent Friday evening.
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,945
Posted By bikefreak47
Something not mentioned is elevation where...

Something not mentioned is elevation where vehicles are operated. I've always been led to believe that octane demand can be reduced by one point for every 2,000 feet of elevation. In my case, living...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,745
Posted By bikefreak47
Doesn't look like any Staintune I've ever seen....

Doesn't look like any Staintune I've ever seen. Staintunes don't have riveted band clamps on the ends of the muffler body. They also don't use universal fit band clamps to secure the muffler to the...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By bikefreak47
When I installed a Factory Pro con. 30 (two large...

When I installed a Factory Pro con. 30 (two large oval BMC airfilters, needles, mains) my '97 Bandit 1200S would stumble every once in awhile depending on wind direction and speed. Rerouting the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,031
Posted By bikefreak47
My buddy picked up an ex-military Indian Scout...

My buddy picked up an ex-military Indian Scout owned at one time by Steve McQueen. I never knew that Indian painted some of their WWII bikes in gloss olive drab (parade duty?) and the others in flat...
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