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Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,968
Posted By SIKLR250
I am soooooooo close to pulling the trigger on a...

I am soooooooo close to pulling the trigger on a new Ruckus. I should unload my last motorcycle by next week and then I'm takin' my cash straight to the Honda dealer.:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,795
Posted By SIKLR250
I'm a sucker. I was all impressed by the thought...

I'm a sucker. I was all impressed by the thought that you put into your analysis until I came across this misogynistic nonsense:



Oh well...

Fool me once...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By SIKLR250
I would look up the low/mean retail prices on...

I would look up the low/mean retail prices on NADA and take it from there. Kelly Blue Book prices aren't based on any sort of reality IMO.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,989
Posted By SIKLR250
I took my MSF class on one of those and had a...

I took my MSF class on one of those and had a great time. I was just (no kidding) trolling the local craig's lists for one. I've always had a thing for two strokes (since my Puch moped days).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,740
Posted By SIKLR250
AGTATT. No exceptions. If it's too hot, I drive.

AGTATT. No exceptions. If it's too hot, I drive.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,680
Posted By SIKLR250
Here you go (my 2004 just after its semi-annual...

Here you go (my 2004 just after its semi-annual cleaning):
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/siklr250/KLR250/PC290627.jpg

Stock with DirtBagz, Acerbis handguards and a Wolfman tool bag....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,019
Posted By SIKLR250
I buy myself a new one of these every year for...

I buy myself a new one of these every year for the holidays:

http://www.ridesafer.com/reflective_Safety_Vest_p/rv0009.htm

I have never ridden on the street without it. I once had a driver who I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,212
Posted By SIKLR250
There's a spot on the main street near my house,...

There's a spot on the main street near my house, by a Dunkin' Donuts that I always stand while passing through. Usually some yuppie fuck in their SUV is pulling out of the drive-through with a donut...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,355
Posted By SIKLR250
Thanks guys for the info. I may skip this one and...

Thanks guys for the info. I may skip this one and save my $/gas for the big show at Rhinebeck in June.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,355
Posted By SIKLR250
Stafford Springs, CT swap meet 4/6 - any good?

Anyone been to this one in past years?

http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/Pages/News/pr040108.htm

Is there a good mix of different types of bikes/parts (I'm interested in Japanese and European...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By SIKLR250
Dollars to doughnuts you're going to need to...

Dollars to doughnuts you're going to need to clean those carbs thoroughly. Varnish will clog every tiny passage in every jet, nozzle and airway. The carb floats will also be caked with varnish. Z1...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By SIKLR250
I've used the Time-Sert drain plug kit a few...

I've used the Time-Sert drain plug kit a few times. Worked like a charm. Nice tools.
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By SIKLR250
Do the forks have oil?

Do the forks have oil?
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,551
Posted By SIKLR250
Define 'huge shifting of weight.' Do you...

Define 'huge shifting of weight.'

Do you have some secret to defying the laws of physics?

Stay on the throttle and look through the turn (where you want to go). That's your best chance of...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,403
Posted By SIKLR250
The POR-15 tank sealing system is great. Just...

The POR-15 tank sealing system is great. Just make sure that the tank is bone dry before applying the sealer. I run the exhaust from a vacuum cleaner into the tank for at least 4 h, which limits...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,551
Posted By SIKLR250
Yup. Letting off on the throttle in a turn...

Yup.

Letting off on the throttle in a turn is survival reaction (i.e., mistake) #1 as described by Keith Code. This shifts weight forward, destabilizes the suspension and reduces traction. Bad in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,037
Posted By SIKLR250
Does the owner's manual indicate when the first...

Does the owner's manual indicate when the first valve adjustment (check) should be done?
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,037
Posted By SIKLR250
Nice pics, nice bike. Congrats! Any chance we...

Nice pics, nice bike. Congrats! Any chance we could see one of you on the bike (we have about the same dimensions)? If not, no biggie.
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,639
Posted By SIKLR250
Hmmmm... Those are the three bikes that I'm...

Hmmmm... Those are the three bikes that I'm considering for my next purchase.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,287
Posted By SIKLR250
40 mph gusts (crosswinds) across the Verazzano...

40 mph gusts (crosswinds) across the Verazzano Narrows Bridge in the driving rain on a KLR250:huh. It was a bit unnerving at first, but staying on the throttle and keeping a light grip on the bars...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,639
Posted By SIKLR250
Oh well... Was an earlier clearance check also...

Oh well... Was an earlier clearance check also recommended for the 650r?
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,639
Posted By SIKLR250
Weird... Progressive allows one to quote...

Weird...

Progressive allows one to quote policy changes. The cost for liability insurance for the Ninjas 250, 500 and 650r are all the same. :huh

I've had a hankering for a Suzuki SV650, but...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2008, 05:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,639
Posted By SIKLR250
Very cool that your kid is such an accomplished...

Very cool that your kid is such an accomplished pilot!

Chuck Hawks wrote the article about bikes for beginners (also see the link in my post). I found it useful when I started riding.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,639
Posted By SIKLR250
http://www.chuckhawks.com/good_first_motorcycles.h...

http://www.chuckhawks.com/good_first_motorcycles.htm

600cc Class and larger
The question here becomes whether these powerful machines are ever good first bikes, and if so, under what...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2008, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By SIKLR250
+1 on POR-15. They sells small kits with...

+1 on POR-15. They sells small kits with degreaser, metal prep and paint if you have just a few small areas to treat. I also recommend the fuel tank treatment kit if/when the time comes.
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By SIKLR250
It's fine. I just mounted a Pirelli Scorpion...

It's fine. I just mounted a Pirelli Scorpion tubeless tire that actually states 'use with tubes' when needed (or something to that effect) on the sidewall.
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2008, 05:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,177
Posted By SIKLR250
I read a rumor that the '08 Ninja 250 has...

I read a rumor that the '08 Ninja 250 has bucket/shim valve adjusters. Anyone know if this is actually the case?

Update:...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,495
Posted By SIKLR250
Wearing eye protection is always important when...

Wearing eye protection is always important when working on bikes, but especially so when levering tires on/off. An errant tire iron could easily take out an eye.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,602
Posted By SIKLR250
Some bikes have a rear brake pedal free play...

Some bikes have a rear brake pedal free play adjustment to prevent the rear pads from dragging against the disc when the brake is not in operation. The pin that actuates the rear master cylinder...
Forum: Vendors 02-08-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,717
Posted By SIKLR250
I ordered a helmet on January 25. They charged my...

I ordered a helmet on January 25. They charged my card, but never sent a shipping confirmation (promised within 1-4 days) or answered any of several emails sent during the past two weeks..

I'm now...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2008, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By SIKLR250
Ride Gear sucks

I ordered a helmet over 10 days ago. They charged my card. No word on shipping as promised. No word from 'customer service' afer several tries. Time to complain to my credit card company.

I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,735
Posted By SIKLR250
My left pinky is useless and gets in the way, so...

My left pinky is useless and gets in the way, so I cut the ends off my clutch levers and work them with my middle and ring fingers. Do whatever is comfortable.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By SIKLR250
I meant to ask if there was a fair amount of...

I meant to ask if there was a fair amount of vintage street bike parts.

Thanks.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By SIKLR250
Potomac Vintage Riders Swap Meet

http://www.potomacvintageriders.com/

Has anyone been to this one in previous years?

Is it worth a 3 hr drive?

Is there a fair amount of vintage bike parts?

Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,749
Posted By SIKLR250
+1 on POR-15. I plan on using it on another tank...

+1 on POR-15. I plan on using it on another tank in the spring. Good stuff. Just make sure that the tank is bone dry before using the sealer. I ran the exhaust from a vacuum cleaner into the tank for...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,693
Posted By SIKLR250
+ on POR-15. I plan on using it again on...

+ on POR-15.

I plan on using it again on another tank in the spring. I modified the procedure a bit - doing three separate washes with marine clean with water rinses in between. Just make sure the...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2007, 07:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,236
Posted By SIKLR250
re: hand in wallet Yup. NY charges sales tax...

re: hand in wallet
Yup. NY charges sales tax every time a vehicle changes hands (unless it's a gift to a family member). For older vehicles, the buyer 'decides' what the tax is since it is based on...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2007, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,236
Posted By SIKLR250
Update (better late than never...)

I just registered the bike in NY using the transferable Maine registration that I received from International Title Service. The DMV clerk double-checked with a supervisor that Maine doesn't issues...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By SIKLR250
Checked all the vacuum hose connections and the...

Checked all the vacuum hose connections and the check engine light cleared on its own. Gotta love a free fix.

Thanks to all who responded.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,324
Posted By SIKLR250
I usually buy OEM parts for my Kawasakis at Bike...

I usually buy OEM parts for my Kawasakis at Bike Bandit:

http://www.bikebandit.com/BMW/oem-parts

At one of my last inspections at the local Kawasaki dealer (the only inspection station in my...
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