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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-01-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By south
That's certainly close enough that I'd be happy...

That's certainly close enough that I'd be happy to hop on the KLR and squeeze in a ride. This afternoon was so nice I had to play hookey from (house) work and take the Buell out for a non-commuting...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By south
That's great. I remember reading about (in Cycle...

That's great. I remember reading about (in Cycle magazine?)--and lusting after--his monster 200+mph turbo "Egli Kawasaki". Very happy to see he's still at it.
Forum: Racing 02-26-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 66,075
Posted By south
I'm not convinced the c'ship will hang on any one...

I'm not convinced the c'ship will hang on any one rider suffering one single DNF because they all tend to have at least one over the course of the season. For me, I'll be watching for Marquez'...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,912
Posted By south
Big fan of the 900rr--especially the 93-94 twin...

Big fan of the 900rr--especially the 93-94 twin headlight bikes. As clean as that thing looks--my favorite color scheme, too--and is described, I personally would be reluctant to (heavily) mod it;...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By south
Most impressive moment of the weekend: Saturday...

Most impressive moment of the weekend: Saturday Xfinity race, Kyle Busch--like him or (more likely) hate him-- triple digit head-on into a (no safer barrier) concrete wall, car on fire, unbelts and...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 66,075
Posted By south
And, despite its appearance, the actual rate of...

And, despite its appearance, the actual rate of the spring. To my mind, the simplest answer is to provide a (very) positive pedal return and ensure zero pad drag once off the brake. It also occurs...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By south
As listed on the shock, they're manufactured by...

As listed on the shock, they're manufactured by KYB, obviously OEM equipment for some model of Kawasaki (likely large displacement touring-oriented, given they're air shocks). Can they be serviced?...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By south
IIRC, Honda (finally) stopped manufacturing...

IIRC, Honda (finally) stopped manufacturing replacement parts for the CXs in 2004, but still plenty of inventory available, and a TON of (inexpensive) used parts readily available for what's been...
Forum: Racing 02-12-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 18,543
Posted By south
It looks like the Mercedes rear upper wishbones...

It looks like the Mercedes rear upper wishbones aren't (only) mounted to the car further forward than on the Ferrari (and others), the pick-up points on the wheel hubs are higher, therefore resulting...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,361
Posted By south
The issue really comes down more to torque than...

The issue really comes down more to torque than HP, IMO, especially since you specify 2-up use (albeit not wanting to pry into body weights). Considering your '87 GSXR has the "little" motor, not the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By south
+1 As a general rule, head gaskets don't...

+1

As a general rule, head gaskets don't fail for no reason--especially on a motor with only 14K--so it's not unreasonable to assume it's got some other issue, either contributing--t'stat,...
Forum: Racing 02-11-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 92,625
Posted By south
From his comments, Roczen seemed to indicate that...

From his comments, Roczen seemed to indicate that he was coming to the races (too) fatigued/not fresh enough, and it was taking its toll, especially in the latter laps of the main. Although he got...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 100,455
Posted By south
Originally Postedby lentuk: Thanks, guys....

Originally Postedby lentuk:

Thanks, guys. I've struggled mightily with the prospect of acquiring a Buell since back in '96 when I took a demo ride on an S1 after race practice at Daytona and was...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 100,455
Posted By south
New-to-me 2000 M2 Cyclone: 4,487 original miles...

New-to-me 2000 M2 Cyclone: 4,487 original miles (a few more now), Supertrapp can, Corbin seat (plus stock), aluminum oil tank, oil catch-can, steering damper, aftermarket foot controls (plus stock),...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,424
Posted By south
Not looking to engender an endless debate on...

Not looking to engender an endless debate on proper grinding technique, just trying to answer a question. FWIW, the grinder's spindle and retaining nut are in the middle of the wheel, so needless to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,424
Posted By south
The guards simply get in the way--they require a...

The guards simply get in the way--they require a steeper angle of attack to the workpiece which encourages divoting/gouging because contact is limited to the outer edge of the disc. Removing the...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By south
I fully expect EBR to do better this year--not...

I fully expect EBR to do better this year--not necessarily because of anything on their end (although I think Canepa is a good--and surprising--acquisition), but because the new rules package has the...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,553
Posted By south
No "world champion" guarantees, but Beaubier has...

No "world champion" guarantees, but Beaubier has a fair shot at doing something on the international level--he's considerably faster than Herrin, adapted to the Superbike very quickly (on Hayes' pace...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,081
Posted By south
I agree with those who've already stated that...

I agree with those who've already stated that there is no much thing as the "perfect" motorcycle--in the sense that the thing is in every measure and in all ways superlative. Having said that, I've...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,941
Posted By south
Reading your original post, it seems...

Reading your original post, it seems overwhelmingly clear/obvious to me that you've answered your own question even as you asked it: the CB1100. You said you took your Seca all kinds of places it...
Forum: Racing 12-24-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,553
Posted By south
The fortunate happenstance of some evenly matched...

The fortunate happenstance of some evenly matched race entrants exhibiting competitive racing should not be mistaken for a well managed, governed, and presented racing event/series. Daytona has been...
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 92,625
Posted By south
IIRC, the AMA-FIM marriage came about via a bit...

IIRC, the AMA-FIM marriage came about via a bit of a shotgun-wedding to resolve a messy promotion rights situation. Not sure it'd be a simple divorce worth undertaking even given the AMA's clear...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,138
Posted By south
If you check around, I think you'll find that,...

If you check around, I think you'll find that, unfortunately, the rectifier issue is common to all the 5th gens, and not limited to just the first two model years. From my own personal experience,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,714
Posted By south
I always get a kick out of the whole "cookie...

I always get a kick out of the whole "cookie cutter"/"boring" claim against Japanese motorcycles. My take/response: the bikes just plain work. On the whole, better than just about anything else out...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,682
Posted By south
http://southjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4599094281.h...

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/mcy/4599094281.html
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 562,490
Posted By south
Just a thought re your bike's current front end...

Just a thought re your bike's current front end setup that may be worth looking into: you mentioned that it has a 929 shock on it. I don't know about the 4th gens, but on the 5th gens (like my 929...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By south
"All original"--if you don't count the expansion...

"All original"--if you don't count the expansion chamber exhaust and the pod filters, and good luck sourcing reasonably priced original equipment replacements in acceptable condition. Missing those...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 562,490
Posted By south
Of course there are--they're called "overpasses"....

Of course there are--they're called "overpasses". :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 562,490
Posted By south
Rick's MOSFET rectifiers are designated by the...

Rick's MOSFET rectifiers are designated by the "Hot Shot" label:

http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/part/10-126H/MDFIb25WRlI4MDA=

--Once I got a handle on the "reboot" procedure, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,773
Posted By south
I've media blasted the inside of a number of...

I've media blasted the inside of a number of tanks with great success; it's by far my preferred method of addressing rusty tank interiors. I first apply a layer of (easily removed, non-marring)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 562,490
Posted By south
The new(-ish) Rick's part--for the VFR, RC51,...

The new(-ish) Rick's part--for the VFR, RC51, etc.--is MOSFET, and/although it does have fins. Replaced the failing OEM unit on my '01 with a Rick's unit last year; it's been trouble-free so far. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 62,113
Posted By south
Gee, I didn't realize both the producer and...

Gee, I didn't realize both the producer and director of the vid were ADV Rider members. Since when did you two guys get elected to be the arbitors of others' opinions, instead of simply contributing...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 62,113
Posted By south
Definitely not a good promo vid. In addition to...

Definitely not a good promo vid. In addition to the severely muted exhaust audio, the rider's wobbly lines/lean angles do little to promote the bike's handling; and poor site selection: looks more...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 253,424
Posted By south
Had my eye on RV from the first time I saw him...

Had my eye on RV from the first time I saw him ride nationals and have always been a big fan. Also a long-time fan of JS--like him or hate him (and his past behavior/attitude has made that relatively...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 271,610
Posted By south
Metal tank listed at 5.55 US gal. capacity; I'll...

Metal tank listed at 5.55 US gal. capacity; I'll let you do the math. I've never run it dry, but I have put 5.3+ gal. in the tank. For commuter duty (50 mile round trip almost all on the interstate),...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 271,610
Posted By south
range

My ('01) 5th gen VFR will do 250 miles on a tank running 80-85mph on the interstate; I don't even think about fuel 'til after 200 miles. After a few mods--brake de-link, front and rear...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,613
Posted By south
Although not available in exact OEM size (gotta...

Although not available in exact OEM size (gotta go a little bigger/fatter), I've been very pleased with the Pirelli Sport Demons, both in terms of performance and tread life. The one slight downside...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,613
Posted By south
Oh, and +1 on the front sprocket makes a world of...

Oh, and +1 on the front sprocket makes a world of difference, not just in top gear on the interstate, but smooths things out in every gear. So much better I can't understand why Kawi didn't gear it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,613
Posted By south
A "budget" fix for the tank is to use epoxy--in...

A "budget" fix for the tank is to use epoxy--in paste form, a la JB Weld or marine putty.

And, just for the record, the EX250 is in no way a "sportbike". It is a small displacement standard with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15,935
Views: 1,777,293
Posted By south
The gen1 bikes suffer(?) from excessive sag right...

The gen1 bikes suffer(?) from excessive sag right from the factory; Kawasaki took an inch of sag out of the gen2 bikes starting in '08. Personally, I haven't found it to be a big deal; although, the...
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