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Forum: Beasts 05-12-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,794
Posted By machman
I'm liking the sounds of this!

I'm liking the sounds of this!
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,073
Posted By machman
:lol3 Well, at least your honest with yourself....

:lol3 Well, at least your honest with yourself. ...now, what you tell your wife, that's entirely different!:wink:
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By machman
Yeah, I'll just go ahead and order 'em...

Yeah, I'll just go ahead and order 'em...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By machman
need XR650L timing help

I'm just about ready to start bolting my motor back together after a complete re-build from tranny up.

So far so good, but the thing I'm least comfortable with is putting the cam in and getting...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By machman
used piston pin c-clips on a new piston okay?

I'm just getting ready to install a new JE piston in my XR650L. It didn't come with the c-clips to hold the pin in place. Can I just use the original ones from my old piston if they fit? That piston...
Forum: Hacks 12-20-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,420
Posted By machman
+100:clap

+100:clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By machman
yeah, I meant service honda

yeah, I meant service honda
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By machman
I believe it was the last year of production, so...

I believe it was the last year of production, so no.

Factory Honda is who you're referring to I think...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,932
Posted By machman
I'm thinking a good used one with all the farkles...

I'm thinking a good used one with all the farkles and under 15,000mi on the odo. I've seen a few one year old models for well under $10K done up like this.

Thanks for the many replies. More...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By machman
I thought it doable then saw all the great pics. ...

I thought it doable then saw all the great pics.

pitter patter man, better get at her.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,360,231
Posted By machman
I know, I wish I could read about what that...

I know, I wish I could read about what that YouTube rider says about the bike. I've watched that think a hundred times already!:lol3
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,438
Posted By machman
I'm putting cast CBR wheels on my XRL. To do...

I'm putting cast CBR wheels on my XRL. To do either is just a matter of measuring, spacing, and putting a caliper relocation bracket on. In the case of going to a cast wheel like I am, it's also a...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9,099
Views: 3,527,759
Posted By machman
Look familiar? $10 says you're at the Lolo Pass....

Look familiar? $10 says you're at the Lolo Pass. That's my bike in the back, not me in the pic tho...

http://people.uleth.ca/%7Ecourtney.atkinson/images/pictures/May%2006%20bike%20trip/IMG_0054.JPG
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,932
Posted By machman
Trust me, the thought has crossed my mind....

Trust me, the thought has crossed my mind. However, I weigh 240, my wife is considering more two up with a suitable bike and she's 140. That and I've been on sportbikes prior to buying my XRL (ZX-7,...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,932
Posted By machman
I like buying used too. I've just been burned a...

I like buying used too. I've just been burned a couple times. My luck has been good with 4 wheeled vehicles, but not so much with two wheels...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,932
Posted By machman
Need help deciding new or used on DL1000

My wife's given the the go ahead on a new bike. I'm probably good for $10,000 CDN.

Given this budget I have two options:


buy a well farkled 1 or 2 year old model with about 15,000 kms on it...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 24,781
Posted By machman
Interestingly I find this helpful:lol3

Interestingly I find this helpful:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,322
Posted By machman
I dig it.

I dig it.
Forum: Face plant 11-16-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,090
Posted By machman
As an epileptic I thank you for not jamming a...

As an epileptic I thank you for not jamming a stick in the mouth:wink:
Forum: Face plant 11-16-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,995
Posted By machman
dude, before you spend $39000 on a bike, buy a...

dude, before you spend $39000 on a bike, buy a beater and learn to ride!

too funny, 205 or not...
Forum: Face plant 11-16-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,849
Posted By machman
sorry to hear this man. hope you heal quick. bike...

sorry to hear this man. hope you heal quick. bike will be replaced.
Forum: Hacks 11-15-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,874
Posted By machman
man I love these bikes. me wants:clap

man I love these bikes.

me wants:clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,363
Posted By machman
My XRL has the following: Corbin Cruiser...

My XRL has the following:

Corbin
Cruiser pegs
Windscreen
15/45 gearing
Big tank
Bar risersI did 2000kms in 3 days last spring on it, no issues. More comfortable that you would imagine....
Forum: Canada 11-14-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,970
Posted By machman
Blackfoot in Calgary is taking $500 deposits...

Blackfoot in Calgary is taking $500 deposits right now. I think they've sold 5 already. There won't be a single one left on showroom floors.

$12,250.
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By machman
Have never heard of this before. These motors...

Have never heard of this before. These motors rarely have trouble. Never this kind of trouble.

...almost to the point where I don't believe it. It's gotta be something else. Cam lobes don't...
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,765
Posted By machman
Tell me you'll turn my $2000 into $4000...:ear

Tell me you'll turn my $2000 into $4000...:ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,360,231
Posted By machman
Just changed my screen saver for the first time in 2 years

...from the GSA1200 to the F800GS.

This just might be the first bike I buy new.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,360,231
Posted By machman
my next bike!!!:clap:clap

my next bike!!!:clap:clap
Forum: Face plant 11-06-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 37,904
Posted By machman
tore my elbow open moutain biking one summer. Got...

tore my elbow open moutain biking one summer. Got percocet for that. Wow, what an effective medicine. Glad they only gave me 5 of them!
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 74,534
Views: 7,801,130
Posted By machman
Reminds me of the Maritimes in the fall. Nice...

Reminds me of the Maritimes in the fall. Nice pic.:D

Here's what I'm up to these days:

http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v140/87/54/610265461/n610265461_1461508_7284.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By machman
much debated. my opinion: Run it like you...

much debated. my opinion:

Run it like you normally would if you were in the woods. Lots of heat cycles, lots of rpm range, DO NOT BABY IT.

Google search mototuneusa. He convinced me.
Forum: Alaska 11-02-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,276
Posted By machman
Multistrada. Less buzzy, more comfortable. ...

Multistrada. Less buzzy, more comfortable.

Z-1000 is a nice bike, but not for that trip. More for draggin' knees, pullin' wheelies, and being more comfortable than your full-on race bike.
Forum: Canada 11-02-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,038
Posted By machman
I bought a lightly used Shoei RF900 Duhamel...

I bought a lightly used Shoei RF900 Duhamel special edition helmet from eBay a few years back. They seller shipped UPS and it ended up costing me close to another $100 when you took into...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By machman
got a transmission cooler off a '60s muscle car...

got a transmission cooler off a '60s muscle car for for mine off eBay. Not installed yet, but at Thumpertalk.com there's tonnes on this topic, including a how-to on installing the semi-circular...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By machman
rewire the stator. You can make it 200W yourself...

rewire the stator. You can make it 200W yourself for cheap, but you'll have to search out how. I don't recall where I saw that.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,098
Posted By machman
tres petite

tres petite
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By machman
hop on and ride, you'll be fine.

hop on and ride, you'll be fine.
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By machman
Maybe there's not enough power in the motors it's...

Maybe there's not enough power in the motors it's been used in.

I unkowingly used an oil for about a year with moly in it and finally learned why an otherwise new clutch wasn't lasting in my GSXR...
Forum: Racing 10-17-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,906
Posted By machman
This thread makes me think I wouldn't mind having...

This thread makes me think I wouldn't mind having kids after alll...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 34,172
Posted By machman
I've got the Duhamel edition RF900 and I just...

I've got the Duhamel edition RF900 and I just can't say enough about Shoei. It's my third Shoei and I love it.

I was thinking of going with the Shuberth C2 for my next lid, but it looks like...
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