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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    I was so paranoid about running out of gas on my trip, I'd fill up at every major stop. I got to the point where I could eyeball the tank and get within $1.00 of how much gas I needed to top it up.

    I'd probably get one of those small stainless steel gas containers for future roadtrips.
     
  2. nootje

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    She's alive! :D

    Since the move into a new apartment that sucked up all cash and time this summer I had to postpone work on the suzuki.
    Last month I finally was able to start working on it again, and also figured out what had eluded me in spring. The airbox had a crack in it that made it run (if it ran at all) very lean. Ripped out the airbox as an original part would cost a fortune and I want to convert it cafe style anyway. Fitted individual pods last weekend and 3 sizes larger main jets, turned out the mixture screws 4 times and she started on the first try. On a test run down the street she bucked and really didn't 'go' between 3 and 8k rpm. As the shop was closed already I had to postpone further steps until this weekend, fitted an even larger main jet (now 107,5, up from 97,5) and set the jet needle up one step higher. She now picks up better, but still hesitates at around 6k rpm, so ill move the needles to their highest point coming weekend.

    aside from that long story though, she ran! celebrated with an 80 km drive to the next city and back, and didn't even care about a little rain. (the hesitation was temporarily solved with the choke) :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
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  3. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    It never ends!
    After filling up my empty tank yesterday, I also checked my carb diaphragm that has a tendency to slip. It had popped loose again, so I fixed it and the bike once again felt like it was bursting with energy.

    Decide to ride it again today, pull around the first corner and *POP* the clutch cable snaps.

    Wasn't looking forward to potential stop and go traffic without a clutch so I turned around, parked it, and took a Lyft to work :fu:
     
  4. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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  5. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Well-Known Member

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    Any recs on good tires for commuting? I ride about 40-120 miles a week depending on weather and I'm down past the wear bars.
     
  6. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    Pilot Roads are nice. I think they are up to the fourth version of them
     
  7. blue collar

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    Picked this up last year. Go ahead and laugh. [​IMG] [​IMG] This got passed over a few weeks back and deserves a quote :slayer: A beautiful example of a 40 year old machine.Looks to be in great shape! Restored or original? I have a CB360 and a CB750:satisfied:
     
  8. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    Hey @bluecollar, did you do the wiring on your build yourself?
     
  9. blue collar

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    I did man. Pain in the ass working on 40 year old machines and new components though.
     
  10. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    Yamaha lovers?

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  11. BostonHedonist

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    Gorgeous. That is just what I need for my daily commute in Boston.
     
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  12. TRINI

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    Cool.

    I've been mulling over installing a Motogadget gauge and M-unit over the winter but I have zero wiring experience.
     
  13. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    Needed something warmer for my fingers to keep riding a bit longer this season.

    Ordered a couple pairs of gloves and ended liking these the best:
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    AGV Sport Telluride Gloves

    And at $57.60, they were the cheapest I looked at, which is always a plus.

    Little stiff at the start, but they are real leather fingers so they should break in a bit more (and it wasn't too bad). Not sure how cold they will really go, but they should be good for my purposes. Last night and this morning, my fingers were not the coldest part of my body!
     
  14. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    My winter riding gloves are the Alpinestars Apex Drystar gloves.

    They do the trick but my fingers feel so restricted in them.....
     
  15. Cool The Kid

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    I just got heated grips, but now with daylight savings its pretty much night time by the time I get out of work so they are kind of going to waste

    Will still be good to have in February or so once we are well past the winter solstice and for resale value but still.

    Re: R1, literbikes are starting to become a little silly to me. IDK, I am just not excited about it at all, aside from it slamming current R1 prices down to where maybe I will be able to make a streetfighter out of one. Yall heard about that street version of Honda's MotoGP bike though? They are about to bukkake WSBK with it.
     
  16. TRINI

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    I don't get it.

    Wouldn't it be colder when you get out of work so then the grips become more useful?
     
  17. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Well-Known Member

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    We already know that Cool is not an all weather type of rider. Perhaps he doesn't ride in the dark either.






















    Maybe if he got a bike with a LCD gauge it would do double duty as a night light [​IMG]
     
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  18. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    Fam,

    What is the motorcycle parking situation in your city?

    In Toronto, motorcycle parking has traditionally been free where there's street parking spot (cars have to pay) but now they're introducing new parking payment systems and there's talk of forcing motorcycles to pay.
     
  19. otc

    otc Well-Known Member

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    In Chicago, you gotta pay where car's gotta pay. Traditionally this has meant putting the parking sticker on your headlight (instead of tossing the slip on your dashboard), but they are rolling out some smartphone based payment systems instead.

    Still easier to park a bike though. In permit-only residential areas (the denser neighborhoods where they restrict side-street parking to residents), you don't need a permit...and downtown, you can find little pockets of free parking between signs/at the ends of the block/before driveways where a car would never fit but there is room for a couple of bikes.
     
  20. Cool The Kid

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    Yea, but it would be dark too. I have a pretty nice HID projector setup on the bike that actually lights up the road really well, but it's not me or my bike I'm worried about.

    We have a motorcycle lot at my job, and since daylight savings it's been pretty much empty despite the weather being perfect for riding. I am an unabashed fair weather rider.
     
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