Motorcycles

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

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    ^You were around in '72?:puzzled:
     


  2. Fang66

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    Roger that, I'm an old fart. Not old enough to have my licence in 72 though.
     
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    :shattered dreams: Thanks for the heads up. One of the reasons these bikes interest me is the size of them. Late at night when I'm counting out my nickels and dimes and dream of once again acquiring a motorcycle I input my size on cycle-ergo.com and it doesn't look ridiculous when I try those BMWs.

    Another 'want(ed) to buy' of mine lacks in that aspect:

    Yamaha TRX850
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  4. John Doe

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    Me too.:fistbump:
     


  5. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    I've been seriously thinking about getting a Z1, I explained to my wife that it is a preferable mid life crisis to a 20 year old girlfriend. She seems to think that if I got a Z1 or a 20 year old girl that I wouldn't be able to ride either of them properly anyway.
     


  6. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    A Z1 would probably be the safer option.
     


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    The Z1 might help you get the 20 year old girlfriend.
     


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    I replaced my fork seals once and went through hell sorting out the carb--eventually I stuck on a Dellorto and that was way more tunable. I did everything myself. The RC8R is a much more modern beast though and I have no experience with that program.
     


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    No, its just going to help you get a girlfriend who was 20 when the Z1 came out.
     


  10. John Doe

    John Doe Senior member

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    Fang said he was an old fart so he might go for a 63 year old. As long as she is not "fat".
     


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    otc Senior member

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    Changed my oil today and ordered some new blinkers and mirrors.

    I probably change my oil too often. I don't actually ride very many miles (very little highway time, lots of city time), but it feels wrong to not change the oil when I pull it out of storage. But then it feels wrong to not have fresh oil in it when it goes into storage...and it feels wrong not changing the oil sometime *during* the season.
     


  12. John Doe

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    Maybe you should change your user name from otc to ocd, oil compulsive disorder.
     


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    How often do you guys clean and lube/wax your chains?
     


  14. brokencycle

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    I read you're supposed to change the oil before putting it into storage as dirty oil sitting can be bad for the engine parts. I always just change it at the end of the season.

    I probably only do 3k miles/year at most, and I use full synthetic that's rated for 10-15k miles.
     


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    I'll lube it up a bit after about 500 miles. Full cleaning after 1000. But I don't ride in the rain...
     
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