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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,958
Posted By fast1075
Cool2 Not a left handed issue. ALL left handers grow up...

Not a left handed issue. ALL left handers grow up in a right handed world.

My first teacher tried to make e use my right hand. My Dad fixed that issue. Most of the people in my family are lefties....
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 308,932
Posted By fast1075
I did an around the county ride this afternoon...

I did an around the county ride this afternoon once the skies clouded a bit, taking the edge off the nuclear furnace. 109.4 miles mainly cruising at 55 mph. Filled up before I came home. 98.45 MPG on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 17,075
Posted By fast1075
The cam chain on Dick's bike broke as he was...

The cam chain on Dick's bike broke as he was pulling into winner's circle. He used it completely up. :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 308,932
Posted By fast1075
Cool2 I used Dr. Pulley brand sliders. It was easy (at...

I used Dr. Pulley brand sliders. It was easy (at least to me, it was). I have a well stocked toolbox, and a lift, and air compressor, etc.

I went on Youtube and watched a couple of vids, studied...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 308,932
Posted By fast1075
Laugh I added the rear rack over the weekend past, and...

I added the rear rack over the weekend past, and a top box. The adjustable levers came in. Hard to believe 8 days from order to delivery. They are great. Black anodize with red levers. Fits the theme...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By fast1075
Next to a 250 Ninja, it is the most popular club...

Next to a 250 Ninja, it is the most popular club racer ever. Guy down the street has one that has been very well tuned. It goes quite nicely.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,613
Posted By fast1075
Cool2 Maybe next time he should start out with some...

Maybe next time he should start out with some bicycles and surplus pump motors, and. Nevermind. That has already been done.
Forum: Racing 04-19-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,459
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Age and deception beats youth and enthusiasm.

Age and deception beats youth and enthusiasm.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 308,932
Posted By fast1075
Cool2 Jon, it will improve as it breaks in. For someone...

Jon, it will improve as it breaks in. For someone of your weight, it might be a good idea to change the variator rollers to some that are lighter. 11 to 12 gram Dr. Pulley sliders are a good pick.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 308,932
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Coming along

Got my new windscreen today. The vendor I used is top notch (can I say who in this forum?) They had one in stock up North, but had one shipped from the Puig warehouse in Orlando, I got it in two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Larry "Spiderman" McBride's chain lasts 3/4 mile....

Larry "Spiderman" McBride's chain lasts 3/4 mile. They replace it every 3 passes.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By fast1075
Find a used Honda Elite 110. Will easily run all...

Find a used Honda Elite 110. Will easily run all day at 50 mph, and has plenty of scat for stop and go traffic.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 308,932
Posted By fast1075
Wink Observations

I put about 300 miles on mine this weekend. I am still favorably impressed. There are a few things that need some attention and modification to make it "mine".

A. Windscreen: I ordered a Puig...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 308,932
Posted By fast1075
Wicked Got One!

Just picked up a clean 2013 PCX150. So far I like it a lot. It isn't a lot more powerful than my Elite 110 up to about 35 mph. But it has no problem cruising at highway speed. It has much better...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,693
Posted By fast1075
That one is an RS Carbon model. Basically a full...

That one is an RS Carbon model. Basically a full on race bike with lights.:evil
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,693
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Don't forget the only American superbike.

:freakyJust for grins n giggles. Find an EBR dealer. Ride an RX on some appropriate roads with the TC set to your skill level.

It is raw and unabashed. The sound of the exhaust makes children...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 25,388
Posted By fast1075
I had a 125 once

In 1975 I took a Honda MT-125, added the front forks, and disc bake wheel from a CB-125. Used the cylinder, head, carb and pipe from the optional CR-125 kit, used generic fiberglass cafe seat and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,421
Posted By fast1075
All aftermarket exhausts for a Blast are loud....

All aftermarket exhausts for a Blast are loud. Did ya find a used V&H? As far as I know, they have been out of production for years. I ran a Jardine on mine. Looked good, was loud, installed the...
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 21,849
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Strong the force is in the young one, he may yet...

Strong the force is in the young one, he may yet become a Jedi.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 21,849
Posted By fast1075
Wicked Age and deception trump youth and enthusiasm.

Age and deception trump youth and enthusiasm.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,909
Posted By fast1075
Cool2 Electronic bandaids are no substitute for...

Electronic bandaids are no substitute for proficient riding skills. Period.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By fast1075
I have lived in Flaw'duh all my life. It is...

I have lived in Flaw'duh all my life. It is common enough for a bluehair to stop a car length or two back because an intersection is scary to them.

More recently, with so many traffic light...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By fast1075
Wink By law, the sensors are supposed to be calibrated...

By law, the sensors are supposed to be calibrated so even a bicycle will trip them.

Of course in Flaw'duh, "right on red after a stop" is the rule, and the right turn/U-turn thing works also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,421
Posted By fast1075
More info

The body work on all Buells equipped with molded plastic body work is cool. It is NOT painted. The color is infused into the plastic. If it gets scratched or dull, it can be buffed to like new again...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,421
Posted By fast1075
Tires

The stock Dunlops were horrible when new, now years later, I wouldn't ride around the block on them. I had suggested Pirelli Diablo Scooter tires, but it seems the 120/80 is not available in the US....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,421
Posted By fast1075
Talking For $500.00, there should be some room for...

For $500.00, there should be some room for getting it in good shape. Mechanically, there are only two real problems that WILL come up at some point, Both can be easily dealt with.

(a) Front engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,490
Posted By fast1075
Eek Get one of those helmets with a built in rear...

Get one of those helmets with a built in rear view mirror and toss the other one.

Reminds me of a story. When I was a young pup. A neighbor who was a retired Marine corps colonel has a triumph...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,421
Posted By fast1075
Wicked Buell Blast

I owned one. They are not particularly "low" , even with the "low" seat option, which by the way is basically a seat pan with a cover in the rider's area. The standard seat was designed by holdovers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,843
Posted By fast1075
Idling a new engine

Idling is a pox on new engines, period. NJ Brett frickin NAILED IT. He is right about the Yamaha. Period.

Gone are the days when engines were machined from rocks with chisels. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 25,388
Posted By fast1075
Laugh This works pretty well. GSX600f front end,...

This works pretty well. GSX600f front end, Wheels, GSXR1000 shock, good sticky tires. Handles like a razor and has some serious brakes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,543
Posted By fast1075
Nothing about that incident would call for the...

Nothing about that incident would call for the use of a firearm.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-17-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,379
Posted By fast1075
Laugh That will buff out

Wow, Katoom went Kaboom! I have killed motors in every way imaginable. When I worked for Honda, I did TTD (test to destruction). Later I developed a taste for burning rubber and nitrous. Try sawing a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-17-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,379
Posted By fast1075
Wink Good effort on the engine, BUT. That cylinder...

Good effort on the engine, BUT. That cylinder will smoke like a hot tar bucket, and foul plugs. The valves and seats are worn WAY beyond service limit, and will lose their seal quickly, especially...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,843
Posted By fast1075
The rings on that piston sealed perfectly....

The rings on that piston sealed perfectly. :freaky I have similar results.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,843
Posted By fast1075
Talking Oil Consumption

After you put oil in an engine, it either comes out the drain plug during the next oil change, leaks out for whatever reason, is blown out thru the ventilation system, or goes out the exhaust.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,237
Posted By fast1075
Wicked "With a DRZ-400 style engine" Hope not. The...

"With a DRZ-400 style engine" Hope not. The DRZ-400 I had wouldn't pull a greasy string out of a cat's ass. Pitiful motor. Would barely make it to 85 mph on the street before it ran out of power.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 25,388
Posted By fast1075
Wink I rode my '06 EX250 to Daytona yesterday to watch...

I rode my '06 EX250 to Daytona yesterday to watch the 200. It is 127 miles from my door to the speedway.

I had no trouble what so ever in interstate traffic at 80+ mph the whole way. Actual 80+...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,794
Posted By fast1075
Wicked I live only a hundred miles from Daytona, so I...

I live only a hundred miles from Daytona, so I rode the mighty 250 over for the race. Watched it from the International horseshoe stands. Saw Geoff and Danny (having met both several times in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,439
Posted By fast1075
Local CL ad has a Honda Elite 110 scooter listed...

Local CL ad has a Honda Elite 110 scooter listed for $2,995.00.

I bought mine new in 2012 for $1,995.00.:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,787
Posted By fast1075
Thank goodness I live in Flaw'duh. We have by and...

Thank goodness I live in Flaw'duh. We have by and large excellent roadways.

RIP Rider.
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