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Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,633
Posted By gpounce
My 1st bike was a Suzuki Boulevard... as generic...

My 1st bike was a Suzuki Boulevard... as generic a UJM cruiser as there could be. It was a fine bike, shaft drive, no potato nonsense etc.. never a lick of trouble. Enough parts from the other Suzi...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 32,934
Views: 8,025,827
Posted By gpounce
When you're a motocross rider and have sliders on...

When you're a motocross rider and have sliders on your boot designed for just this sort of thing?

Twist of the Wrist 2 briefly discusses the contrast in cornering forms, I imagine there is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 27,872
Posted By gpounce
Our deal was to admit guilt, DA got some hours of...

Our deal was to admit guilt, DA got some hours of community service, child protective service got to throw their weight around and we were done. With that deal on the table vs going to the mat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 27,872
Posted By gpounce
When we had our court date due to our naughty cop...

When we had our court date due to our naughty cop there were probably 20 others in there at various stages of their proceedings, lots of more serious traffic stuff. We were the only people with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 27,872
Posted By gpounce
I generally agree with your definition of trust--...

I generally agree with your definition of trust-- but with a cop its different. A mechanic might do a bad job and you have to go to another or have him redo it or if things go really bad you have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 27,872
Posted By gpounce
Thought about them as a victim too- our house was...

Thought about them as a victim too- our house was robbed a couple years ago. I called them.. they showed up, took a statement, a 2nd pair came by and dusted for prints.. all routine stuff they did...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 27,872
Posted By gpounce
Trust is an interesting question... why should...

Trust is an interesting question... why should LEO's be trusted? I'm not proposing being obnoxious or rude but for what reason should citizens trust them? In a traffic stop he clearly doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
ebay for salvage parts... my prev owner removed...

ebay for salvage parts... my prev owner removed the left bracket and the peg from the right... to look cool I guess but he kept the super extended and crazy silly looking mud shield on the rear tire...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
Nothing wrong with jt sprockets, replaced both...

Nothing wrong with jt sprockets, replaced both sprockets on my Bandit last fall w/ them- rear looked ok front was horrifying. I went with a Regina chain... works fine too. I do like the hollow tips...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 27,872
Posted By gpounce
I got a speeding ticket in the cage a couple...

I got a speeding ticket in the cage a couple weeks ago- a fast downhill run over a ridge- a highway absurdly set with a 55 limit- its SO easy to get sucked into the downhill. Halfway down theres a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32,934
Views: 8,025,827
Posted By gpounce
Revenue generation indeed. I was heading up into...

Revenue generation indeed. I was heading up into Breezewood PA to get onto the PA turnpike and got busted by a cop positioned in the rest area parking lot, w/ his gun pointing up at the treeline...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
Just the new boot- pretty cheap. A friend's SV1k...

Just the new boot- pretty cheap. A friend's SV1k has the same boot w/ same problem. If the piston isn't leaking no need for a rebuild. Grease the end of the end of the piston inside the boot but...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
Check the rubber boot on the piston rod which the...

Check the rubber boot on the piston rod which the lever pushes upon, its prone to tearing- I think its how the dirt gets in there. Mine seem to go bad once a year or so.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,508,880
Posted By gpounce
Saw this thread for the 1st time so got this pic...

Saw this thread for the 1st time so got this pic today...

http://pounceatron.dreamhosters.com/all-photos/motorcycle/IMG_5570-small.jpg

Going to get proper boots this summer I think, and a...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By gpounce
Try getting the problem happening again, then...

Try getting the problem happening again, then start adding choke before each roll-on. If the problem gets worse then whatever is causing the problem is making the mix go rich, if it gets better then...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
I have a 2nd gen 1200, (2002). I installed the...

I have a 2nd gen 1200, (2002). I installed the Holeshot stage 1 w/ advance, kept the airbox and stock pipe. After doing the valve clearance I get a pretty solid 43mpg, it doesn't vary much even if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9,270
Views: 1,849,261
Posted By gpounce
:D might be a stupid question but it'll cost...

:D might be a stupid question but it'll cost you no matter how you answer it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
gsxr1000k shock is a nearly drop-in replacement...

gsxr1000k shock is a nearly drop-in replacement on a gen2 1200S but the spring is way too soft- ride height is OK but its vastly plush- maybe unsafely so since it allows so much motion. I have one...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
I've had to replace both of mine- rotted out, and...

I've had to replace both of mine- rotted out, and the breather hoses connected to the "T" portion on both (which lead up over the top of the airbox went rock hard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,147
Posted By gpounce
+1 - perfectly expresses why I love riding, the...

+1 - perfectly expresses why I love riding, the more I learn doing it the more I like it. Cars are of no interest, no matter how fancy or pretty- all just transport. I ride for commuting mostly...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
There was enough slack in all the wires, and the...

There was enough slack in all the wires, and the throttle/choke/clutch lines too, though not much extra...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
The holeshot risers (holeshot.com) are 1 3/8"...

The holeshot risers (holeshot.com) are 1 3/8" rise- it really helped the pinched nerve in my neck though I still get it during long rides (5+hrs over multiple days, or if I'm tense). The braided...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
I put Holeshot bar risers on my Gen2 1200S, comes...

I put Holeshot bar risers on my Gen2 1200S, comes with a braided top hose down to the manifold- it noticeably firmed the brakes, not by a lot but kind of surprising nevertheless. I would generally...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
I use Pirelli Angel GT's on my Bandit 1200. I'm...

I use Pirelli Angel GT's on my Bandit 1200. I'm at about 10k on my rear and its doing fine, just replaced the front at nearly 20k. I guess I'm fairly easy on tires being mostly a commuter and low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,379
Posted By gpounce
Shrug.. plenty of Suzuki Bandits 1200 and 600 can...

Shrug.. plenty of Suzuki Bandits 1200 and 600 can be found cheap, plenty reliable and likely to last forever. Classic UJM with reasonably modern suspension, brakes etc. Lots of parts around,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32,934
Views: 8,025,827
Posted By gpounce
To waste your rear tire in a parking lot instead...

To waste your rear tire in a parking lot instead of expending it out on the road? Whatever floats one's boat I guess but I'd rather be riding than dorking around like that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-24-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6,430
Views: 354,725
Posted By gpounce
Y'all don't know... Steve's Prince of Steaks is...

Y'all don't know... Steve's Prince of Steaks is the place. I bought a lathe from a guy in NE Philly, we got everything loaded and had lunch there; north end of 63/Woodhaven near the Pepsi plant,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
Lol, mine has a stage 1 w/ airbox mod & timing...

Lol, mine has a stage 1 w/ airbox mod & timing advance but no other hi performance stuff, stock sprockets too. OTOH with all the torque I dont pin it very often...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
I commute on my 1200S all the time. I have it...

I commute on my 1200S all the time. I have it set up with givi bags for my tools, raingear etc. I really like the simplicity wrt working on it and parts availability- there are a few "usual"...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
My 1200S smoothed out a bit when I did the valve...

My 1200S smoothed out a bit when I did the valve clearance, they say the 1250 is very smooth in comparison. I have Hayabusa rearsets on mine which don't have the rubber isolated mounts, so after a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
+1 for the stainless brake lines. I was dubious...

+1 for the stainless brake lines. I was dubious but after I installed the Holeshot bar risers (which include a longer stainless hose), brake feel improved considerably. I put a set of Vesrah pads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 32,934
Views: 8,025,827
Posted By gpounce
If you want to scare the deer, do it like you...

If you want to scare the deer, do it like you should if you want your bike's noise to make other drivers more aware; tape down the horn button. Much better than loud pipes because the sound is aimed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
It sure can- due to a schedule change and my wife...

It sure can- due to a schedule change and my wife stressing out I pulled a 16hr slab ride from Maine back to Baltimore in 1 day, the Bandit was just fine to ride- though I do tend to get a pinched...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
I've generally thought my Bandit handled like a...

I've generally thought my Bandit handled like a rhinoceros until I finally started getting my weight off the bars properly, the feel has improved a lot since then; line opening when on the throttle...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
I think you need a different color tank to...

I think you need a different color tank to complete the look... :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 32,934
Views: 8,025,827
Posted By gpounce
Maybe smaller contact patch when more upright but...

Maybe smaller contact patch when more upright but lots less traction utilized & suspension more effective so theres more headroom if things get sandy/oily/crunchy/obstructed mid-corner.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 32,934
Views: 8,025,827
Posted By gpounce
I lowsided in a similar way last fall- pannier...

I lowsided in a similar way last fall- pannier grounded & lifted the rear- lots slower, mine was about 20mph on a right onto a highway entrance ramp. No cars involved. Hyperextended left knee,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,338
Posted By gpounce
Repeat test with tank filler open- ie maybe your...

Repeat test with tank filler open- ie maybe your tank vent line is constricted?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32,934
Views: 8,025,827
Posted By gpounce
outside, middle or inside are all lane...

outside, middle or inside are all lane positioning, but each needs its own sufficient steer rate and lean to make the corner. The consequences of throttle and brake vary as well. Middle is fine as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 32,934
Views: 8,025,827
Posted By gpounce
also he's a pretty slow turner and tends to early...

also he's a pretty slow turner and tends to early apex to the inside, probably freezing on the bars a bit too. +1 for trying to shift weight but his upper body tends to be crossed up. agree with...
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