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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,002
Posted By The Jerk
Yeah but my thread is better! :lol3

Yeah but my thread is better! :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,002
Posted By The Jerk
A Cautionary Tale For All the Internet Tough Guy Mirror Kickers

http://i.imgur.com/8BSGrmO.gif (http://i.imgur.com/8BSGrmO.gif)
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
How to Replace the Battery

By request, how to R&R the battery:

The only tools you need for this are a phillips screwdriver and a 10mm socket and ratchet (a small extension would be good too).

Step 1: Remove the seat and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
It's not quite that bad, thankfully. I'll have...

It's not quite that bad, thankfully. I'll have the pics up later :)
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
So I think my weak battery finally caught up to...

So I think my weak battery finally caught up to me today. Last night I was riding along and the bike started to sputter like it was running out of gas. Flipped to reserve and made the mental note...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
That was the Five Stars rack. Went through two...

That was the Five Stars rack. Went through two of them in short order. Been using the Hepco & Becker rear rack since then, haven't had a problem since.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 1,478,226
Posted By The Jerk
The title is technically in his name already, it...

The title is technically in his name already, it just has a lien on it. The title cannot be transferred to you until the lien is satisfied, hence the lien release letter. I would say fine to leave a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 1,478,226
Posted By The Jerk
This can be a little tricky. In New York, the...

This can be a little tricky. In New York, the owner receives the title from DMV but the lien is noted on the title (in some states, the lender holds the title until the loan is satisfied). The loan...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,695
Posted By The Jerk
Sorry, I meant to say there is zero reason to let...

Sorry, I meant to say there is zero reason to let a modern fuel injected bike idle to warm up.

Clearly it should be able to idle as necessary based on traffic conditions.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,695
Posted By The Jerk
Setting aside the issue of the fire, there is...

Setting aside the issue of the fire, there is absolutely no reason in the world to let a modern fuel injected bike sit and idle for 12 minutes or five minutes or even one minute.
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
Can you confirm this is the right battery for the...

Can you confirm this is the right battery for the W? I neglected to write down the model number on mine while I had it out and the Yuasa web site doesn't have a listing for the W650. (BTW my dead...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
Driving through Prospect Heights in Brooklyn...

Driving through Prospect Heights in Brooklyn yesterday I spotted not one but TWO Ws parked next to each other on the street. WTF, NYC W meetup and I wasn't invited? :D

In other news it looks like...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 1,478,226
Posted By The Jerk
I guess the city isn't going to like it when I...

I guess the city isn't going to like it when I jump those speed humps. But they're just so irresistible! :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 1,478,226
Posted By The Jerk
Heads up guys, City Council passed some stuff...

Heads up guys, City Council passed some stuff yesterday that will be the law of the land (well, the city anyway) once the mayor signs it:

"stunt behavior" by motorists (including motorcyclists)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8,691
Views: 1,747,110
Posted By The Jerk
"Thanks! Don't have a massive heart...

"Thanks! Don't have a massive heart attack!"
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
Seriously though, change the tires.

Seriously though, change the tires.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-20-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 1,478,226
Posted By The Jerk
No. Teslas, Boeing 787s, and about every laptop...

No. Teslas, Boeing 787s, and about every laptop and phone in the universe use Lithium Ion batteries.

Shorai (the lightweight moto batteries) are Lithium IRON phosphate. Different. :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
I'm just thinking of that beautiful 1305-mile W...

I'm just thinking of that beautiful 1305-mile W crashed & trashed 'cuz of a blown tire. :cry
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
Seriously. Put new tires on it before your trip....

Seriously. Put new tires on it before your trip. A long hot trip with 14 year old dry rotted tires and tubes is a bad idea. You will dead.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31,225
Views: 7,578,000
Posted By The Jerk
Ah let me put on my air-cooled VW hat. That...

Ah let me put on my air-cooled VW hat.

That is definitely a Euro-spec Beetle. You can identify it as a "Super Beetle" by the extra bulbousness of the luggage compartment lid as compared to a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 1,478,226
Posted By The Jerk
So it's the difference between ignoring a 30 mph...

So it's the difference between ignoring a 30 mph speed limit sign and ignoring a 25 mph speed limit sign? :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 1,478,226
Posted By The Jerk
It used to be lit before Hurricane Sandy. Then...

It used to be lit before Hurricane Sandy. Then it was full of water for a while. I'm assuming the electrics are fucked but I don't know why they haven't gotten around to fixing it yet. It's really...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
If ever my tank needs a paint job, that's what I...

If ever my tank needs a paint job, that's what I want. :tb
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
Yeah there are two bolts that hold the electrical...

Yeah there are two bolts that hold the electrical panel in place and then you can kind of just swing it down and off to the side without disconnecting anything to get enough room to get the battery...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
It's a pain in the ass for sure. The general...

It's a pain in the ass for sure. The general idea is this:

Remove left side cover, remove the screws that hold the electrical block on, set that aside, then slide the battery out through the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
I know, I think this is the longest I've owned...

I know, I think this is the longest I've owned any motor vehicle! :)

The W still lives outdoors under cover in the nice months. It lives indoors in storage for the winter.

If all goes well, it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
Hey guys, So recently I was able to acquire a...

Hey guys,
So recently I was able to acquire a set of W650 mufflers with the baffles intact to replace my original pipes on which the previous owner had punched out the baffles (wanted to get the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
I'd prefer they used written plans.

I'd prefer they used written plans.
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,647,380
Posted By The Jerk
That's completely normal and how it should be. ...

That's completely normal and how it should be.

That's why the tank has those little metal bars across the opening: to keep you from jamming the nozzle into the fuel pump and wiring.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 180,123
Posted By The Jerk
I'm planning on it.

I'm planning on it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,580
Posted By The Jerk
Yes. Very clever. Until you park your rented K75...

Yes. Very clever. Until you park your rented K75 in a gravel parking lot, and, in an effort to make sure the side stand is fully deployed and the bike is securely parked, give the bike a little tug...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-30-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 1,478,226
Posted By The Jerk
Yes, actually NYPD has this sort of program -...

Yes, actually NYPD has this sort of program - they will register your ownership of the bike and mark it with an identifying number so that if/when it gets stolen and recovered, proving ownership is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,627
Posted By The Jerk
In!

In!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 1,478,226
Posted By The Jerk
The inspection due date is not tied to the...

The inspection due date is not tied to the registration expiration date even though the inspection sticker and registration sticker colors are coordinated each year. Your inspection is good until the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-23-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 647,531
Posted By The Jerk
They're not wrong. :eek1 Save your pennies,...

They're not wrong. :eek1

Save your pennies, make a reservation a month in advance, and make sure to sit at the sushi bar so Nakazawa himself is making your sushi.

Certainly the best sushi I've...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
Here's the official answer. Don't know why it...

Here's the official answer. Don't know why it would be any different for a steel line than the stock line.

http://jerk.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/i-KNTrMZS/0/O/Brake%20Hose%20Routing.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,276
Posted By The Jerk
Not that this really relates to the topic, but...

Not that this really relates to the topic, but this post just gave me a flashback to riding a rented Africa Twin through some lovely mountain roads outside of Chiang Mai when I came around a corner...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
For $5100 it needs to include the damn toolkit. ...

For $5100 it needs to include the damn toolkit. Hell, you can still get the kit as a replacement part from Kawasaki for a measly $82.54 (p/n 56007-1422). How hard is that?

Also those tires are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
Hmm so it sounds like it is possible... It...

Hmm so it sounds like it is possible...

It sounds like I need to play with it a bit. Maybe I'll start on the engine end and try to set it up so that the cable is as short as possible, then make...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 504,149
Posted By The Jerk
That's the easy answer but I'm not sure it's the...

That's the easy answer but I'm not sure it's the right one. :D

I rode another W with around 10K on the clock and the clutch engaged right where you'd want it to. I want mine to be like that!
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