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Old 08-15-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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Joined: Aug 2014
Location: New York
Oddometer: 4
Hello! Some info about me, the new guy.

Howdy folks!
My real name is Justin, and have just recently gotten into motorcycles.
Im not going to lie to you, Ive only been riding since May. (Well i got a month in last year, but more on that later).
Even in the little time I have rode, I havent experienced anything quite like it.
I think Motorcycles are my true passion.

My first bike is my 1986 Kawasaki KLR 600.
I bought it blind. I didnt know squat about bikes other than it looked cool and was a dual-sport. (That much I knew I wanted).
I knew a little bit about engine sizes, growing up with 4-wheelers, so I knew a 600 was decent.
So I bought it.
I got a month out of the rattling-ticking engine, and she died. Blew up. compression wont start burning a crapload of oil.
So I saved some money and dumped $1700 into her. (Yeah I know thats insane for the bike)
What had happened was the piston rings fell apart. Literally.
The timing chain was slapping the case, and the cam was hitting the valve cover. It was a mess.
So I redid all the sensors and bored it out. Now it runs great. Gets a little hot, but I can handle it.

So now my other bike. My pride and joy, my 1981 Honda CM400 Custom.
This thing has 6000 miles on it, and even still has the break-in stickers from when it was new in 1981. Runs like a top and gets 50 MPG.
Every single sticker is there from brand new and even has the nipples on the tires.
It really is perfect.

The Honda sees long rides and sunny days and the Kawasaki Sees whatever I want it to see.

I hope I am welcomed here and look forward to learning more about you folks, and this wonderful hobby.
Every day is a good day if you're riding a motorcycle.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:26 AM   #2
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Location: AN XT 600 NE England
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A warm wellcome there is lots of interesting info on here, it is not entirely newer bikes which i enjoy.
You have been buying a few bikes or the short time you have been in to the sport keep it up, you realy cant have enough motorcycles.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:13 AM   #3
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Location: Germany
Oddometer: 175
Welcome Justin! Please inform yourself on Honda Comstar Wheels. They are know for having had some durability issues in the beginning.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:28 PM   #4
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Location: Jackson's Bottom Oregon
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Welcome to the forum, and to motorcycling. It's a life-long learning process, so don't ever get to the point where you 'know it all'. There's always more!

Sounds like the bug bit you pretty good - off to quite a start!
Wanted: Dead, smashed, crashed or trashed gauges
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