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Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By gcb
...and they are all gone. only two left (guess...

...and they are all gone. only two left (guess which ones)

wonder if they all sold for $4999 that all the ads showed.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By gcb
But if everyone advertises as X kbb will show...

But if everyone advertises as X kbb will show market price as X. wouldn't it?

or do they have access to government provided citizen financial data that i don't?
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By gcb
hey neighbor :) yeah, you are right. what's...

hey neighbor :)

yeah, you are right. what's even odder is that they are all asking the exact same value.

How much should i be paying on a 2009 with 10~20k miles?
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By gcb
because i'm a moron :) thought I was in the talk...

because i'm a moron :) thought I was in the talk forum... anyone can move it?


Btw, i do want one for a roadwarrior. not planning on using it *much* for dual-purposes purposes :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By gcb
why so many versys on the market?

I'm trying to get a versys for some time... and i want a 2009 green. so I have craigslist alerts all over the place.

This month, from the usual 1 or 2 lemons that keep showing up every week, i got...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By gcb
help me inspect a multistrada

i'm eyeing a multistrada 620 2006 with a couple thousand miles

Is there anything i should pay attention? i have no experience with that kind of bike. I've only owned small hondas with 80's...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By gcb
"demo bike" resale value

i've seen a 2009 G450X for 6k on ebay instead of the usual 8k

it's advertised as a demo bike.

anyone have any idea on how much it would set me back on the value when i try to pass it on in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 34,444
Posted By gcb
Honda best selling model here is the cheap-o...

Honda best selling model here is the cheap-o 125cc street bike. cost about 2.500 USD.

Then they have some models that they sell for the poor bastard that does not want the everybody-has-one 125cc...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By gcb
freewind gas indicator

i'm seeing some freewinds to buy.. and most of them (from 2001 to 2003) have issues with the gas level indicator. some have a fulltank and shows less then 1/4.. others have random showings...

Have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,951
Posted By gcb
one more i've found ...

one more i've found

http://www.norrus.net/catalog/index.php?cPath=10_39_74&osCsid=913e18414c4a90e80a77b69915d
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,951
Posted By gcb
Seconded original centerstand anyone?

Seconded

original centerstand anyone?
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By gcb
No smoke on the exhaust. Just white smoke on the...

No smoke on the exhaust. Just white smoke on the engine... I couldn't isolate any particular odor.

Strong Bad, where did yours smoked?

I know air cooled engines should get hot... but noticeably...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By gcb
cool. thanks for the info! also, i did a...

cool. thanks for the info!

also, i did a test drive on one of them (only one so far) and after a ride around the block the engine got really hot and there was some visible smoke comming from...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By gcb
ducati bad valve guide

I've read a lot of (fud?) about the problems of a ducati bad valve guide from models 2004 to 2006.

i'm planning on getting a 2006 multistrada 620. How can I check if said bike is affected? What...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By gcb
Thanks for the valuable input guys! I'm...

Thanks for the valuable input guys!

I'm located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

It's funny, my first choice last year when I was going to import a brand new was the versys. I still love it. But the dolar...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,722
Posted By gcb
Ducatti multistrata 620 x BMW F650GS x Kawasaki 650R

Hello riders. I need some experienced input. For the buck i have i can get either:

2004 F650GS (one 15000km other 30000km)
2006 kawa 650R (5000km)
2006 Multistrata 620 (22000km)

I'm looking...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By gcb
c'mon, no one here has one of those? This...

c'mon, no one here has one of those?

This one might be the best deal i can get around here :(

any caveats i might look into? i'm eying a 2002.
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,073
Posted By gcb
Solution

Got a solution to this?

I think I may have the exact same problem with my honda pro-link.

only thing I did was let it lay vertically for a long time while painting the frame... and it's also...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By gcb
Question hey guys! help! i'm still clueless as to how...

hey guys! help!

i'm still clueless as to how i assemble this rear suspension on the frame... (and how i adjust it right later :)

driving a car everyday is driving me nuts :(
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,985
Posted By gcb
With a price to match :D

With a price to match :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By gcb
company changed the date to 8-22 sept. i...

company changed the date to 8-22 sept.

i will probably get a bmw 650.

Is it clever to do any adv riding with those bikes? Around here renting a car and paying the insurance you can even drive...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 1,473,123
Posted By gcb
I'm lost... versys with carbs?

I'm lost... versys with carbs?
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By gcb
xl250r suspension

help. i'm still trying to put my bike together... it's now the 1st month since i dismantled it and i couldn't get past the 1st piece.

The rear suspension. What's the regular procedure to mount one...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2008, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,203
Posted By gcb
> Good manuals though will specify where to use...

> Good manuals though will specify where to use what. Follow it, and you will come out well.

Honda's shop manuals are really bad and scarce in details. They probably assume the reader is a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2008, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By gcb
San francisco and sunny vale

San francisco and sunny vale
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By gcb
rent a bike

I will be in CA for a couple of weeks in the end of August.

And since i will try to buy my aero stich there on my 1st day i was thinking if it's a good idea to rent a bike instead of a car :)
...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,203
Posted By gcb
It's a XL250R `82. Manual does not say...

It's a XL250R `82.

Manual does not say anything about it. on the suspension there's already grease on the outside of the bolt housing (it has those grease plugs... which are also ignored by the...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,203
Posted By gcb
greased bolts?

every single bolt that used to hold my bike together was completely greased in it's housing. specially the semi-threaded ones and the ones holding the back suspension and engine onto the frame.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 45,969
Posted By gcb
how much is one of those? around here we...

how much is one of those?

around here we have one yahama on the same style... but it has the worst build quality ever!

http://www.yamaha-motor.com.br/cmi/pagina.aspx?3313
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By gcb
grips

Anyone here uses off market handlebar grips?

Mine are too crappy. thinking in getting a better, probably foam. ...most of them seems o be made of cheap rubber :-/

I really liked the bmw's ones,...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,875
Posted By gcb
She already have one of those :D ...

She already have one of those :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2117/2533347155_1d62cb95e5.jpg
http://flickr.com/photos/gcb/2533347155/

*update* actually, it's a BEER bottle crate. not milk....
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By gcb
I'm only 3 month old when it came to mechanics :D...

I'm only 3 month old when it came to mechanics :D

I don't think they came off easily.. i will just mask them for now.

I'm not painting this bike so that it looks better, it is mostly because i...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By gcb
hum... i swear there was no hole before I painted...

hum... i swear there was no hole before I painted that... but, that pic is after the 2h querosene scrubing... i just found out that most plastic pieces on the rear suspension where *not* black :) and...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By gcb
What is this thing?

The manual simply ignores it.

I have one on every solid tube on my bike.

This one is on the side of the axis for the swing arm on the back suspension. So I was believing that it was some valve...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 23,024
Posted By gcb
Pardon to resurrect this thread, but I do not...

Pardon to resurrect this thread, but I do not have any kawasaki dealership here and i still have to make my mind on one of the two, so i'm reading reviews everywhere. Only one thing that no review...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,875
Posted By gcb
Actually, I know it's cracked but not broken :)

Actually, I know it's cracked but not broken :)
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By gcb
anyone knows what's the material for the head...

anyone knows what's the material for the head cover gasket on a `82 Honda XL250R?

Can't find it in the manuals. Doubt people at the dealership will know.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By gcb
update. I will probably get the gasket in ebay US...

update. I will probably get the gasket in ebay US :)
plenty to go around there! :clap

now... only need to know the remove part


*Updating the update:* duh! no luck. not for the year range...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By gcb
gasket

It's my first time putting an engine back together (also first on taking apart) and i'm trying to follow the manual and online videos (most of the are for V8 but who cares) but sometimes the drawings...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By gcb
torque wrench it is then! thank you guys

torque wrench it is then! thank you guys
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