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Motorcycles

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

  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    You will outlive me in the statistical sense, but damn I could never wear that helmet...
     
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  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    It actually goes well with my bike, if that can be believed.

    I was sold on the hi-viz thing when the leader of a group ride told me the other day that he couldn't see my headlights in his mirrors but he could definitely see the helmet.
     
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  3. Cool The Kid

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    Yea I am sold on the high viz helmet as well. I have a yellow Scorpion helmet. Good compromise IMO. I'm definitely due for a new one. I am bummed Shoei discontinued their orange color on the RF-1200 though.
     
  4. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    This is the one I was going to buy had I gone the Shoei route:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Rumpelstiltskin

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    I don't think I'm responsible enough to wear a high viz helmet
     
  6. brokencycle

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    This coming from the guy who slams noobs who ask if anything less than competition grade armored leather and storm trooper boots are acceptable.
     
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  7. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    New LED headlight came today.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. ridethecliche

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    Haha I'm sure that the SV will remain plenty of bike for me for the foreseeable future. Thing just hit 5k miles!
     
  10. Cool The Kid

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    SV has range bro. I still want to ride one, but I feel like I'd be happy making that lateral move after 4 years of riding. Been commuting on the bike a lot and it works really well. W/better suspension and a lil more top end (like a modded SV would have) I think I will be OK. Especially if I can drop some weight on it.
     
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  12. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I took it out for a test ride later that night and i was impressed.

    Well worth the ~$350 or so and installation was plug and play.
     
  13. ridethecliche

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    How do you mount a gps to the cockpit on a naked? Need to figure out a way to get my phone on!


    Get one man. I'm sure you could just about get a lateral trade. Or buy one cheap this fall/winter and sell yours in the spring.

    What kind of mods are you referring to? There are sv race bikes that clock over 100hp on a dyno. Those engines go kabloom pretty fast though!

    A full exhaust and commander might get the bike up to 75-80hp. That'll only add a few miles top end though.

    In other news, I'm thinking of riding to Vermont sat and back Sunday. Hmmm.
     
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  14. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I've used this with good results till one of the parts snapped on me this past road trip. It was still usable though.

    http://getfinn.com/en/

    Otherwise, this is popular with the adventure/touring crowd:

    http://uniongaragenyc.com/shop/motorcycle-accessories/ram-mount-tough-claw-x-grip

    WebBikeWorld just reviewed this case and mount combo:

    http://www.webbikeworld.com/r5/interphone-pro-case-for-iphone-6/review.htm
     
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  15. Cool The Kid

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    SVs have more top end than the Ninja 650... I need to stop being so vague. And I wouldn't be topping the bike out... just want more reward to go to redline. Ninja's powerband is basically from 4 to 8K. Falls flat above that. SV's powerband is stronger everywhere but especially stronger up top. Sounds better too. We will see.
     
  16. ridethecliche

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    Thought my bike was low on oil so i threw in half a quart.

    Looked at the window the next day and the window was still showing it as low so i threw in about another half quart. On the ride today i had no issues, but when i checked the level again after putting the bike in the garage it's over the indicator for full. No idea how much over it is, but I've read this is bad.

    How to remove just a little oil?
     
  17. Piobaire

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    Dammit, Gnatty, you made me look at HD baggers! Road Glide Special is not bad.
     
  18. TRINI

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    Two ways:

    1) open the sump plug and let some drain out.

    2) Use a turkey baster to suck out some from the filling point.
     
  19. ridethecliche

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    Don't think the baster goes deep enough. I'd prefer this route though! Wonder if i can get some sort of attachment for it.
     
  20. TRINI

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    I've heard of people using the pump from a spray bottle. Careful though as there are plastic pieces that can become detached and you don't want that floating around your engine.
     

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