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  1. I have 2 friends with those bikes. I can visually...

    I have 2 friends with those bikes. I can visually verify that they do really good wheelies.

    Mad
  2. I was driving a delivery van out on I 5 here in...

    I was driving a delivery van out on I 5 here in California. Ahead of me were maybe 6 Harleys. Guys in leather vests and chaps over t-shirts. Their Old Ladies in tank tops and shorts. And, of course,...
  3. Does your bike have a 19" front wheel? If so,...

    Does your bike have a 19" front wheel? If so, maybe put an 18 " on. I did that with a Yamaha Seca Turbo. Looked way better and actually handled better.

    Mad
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    I once did a top end for a guy on a Gen 1 Tiger...

    I once did a top end for a guy on a Gen 1 Tiger 900. After the test ride,well, you can guess what happened. I got off the bike without putting the side stand down. When it was too late, I lowered it...
  5. Thread: 1991 cbr600

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    We sold my son's 1991 CBR600, running and with...

    We sold my son's 1991 CBR600, running and with all its bodywork for $1000. I'd offer the kid $500 and negotiate.
    You can get replica bodywork from China

    Mad
  6. Thread: 1991 cbr600

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    The carbs on the CBR are easy to remove being...

    The carbs on the CBR are easy to remove being downdraft. However, getting to the clamp screws can be a bear. You need a long screwdriver and there are holes in the frame to get access to them. The...
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    Up where I live the availability of the vaccine...

    Up where I live the availability of the vaccine is pretty bad. Right now they're only giving it to people older than 75. We're waiting to hear from our local medical center

    Mad
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    I used to be a Ducati tech. Those MH bikes were...

    I used to be a Ducati tech. Those MH bikes were sort of hand built I guess. Gas tank and fairing fitment were sometimes just awful. Frames not exactly straight. As others have mentioned, the riding...
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    So, a friend of mine always used the kill switch...

    So, a friend of mine always used the kill switch to turn his bike off. One day I was walking out to the parking lot and there was his bike....with the key in the ignition. I swiped it and waited for...
  10. Nuts, they don't make a set for the 83 750... ...

    Nuts, they don't make a set for the 83 750...

    Mad
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    I'm 63, been riding since I was 20. This is the...

    I'm 63, been riding since I was 20. This is the first year I had to put the bikes up for the winter. We moved to the mountains and have snow here. It sucks. It seemed that almost every year I was...
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    The 14R has a slightly larger motor, more hp, a...

    The 14R has a slightly larger motor, more hp, a bit more weight and better handling than the first gen ZX14. And I completely disagree about the 14 having no soul. I have owned more than 20 bikes and...
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    Yawn. We'll see if it's better than my 2006...

    Yawn. We'll see if it's better than my 2006 ZX14....I actually was looking at Busas before I got my 14. The biggest thing that put me off was the reach to the bars. And to modify them is a fairly...
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    My wife is certifiably crazy. She is an awesome...

    My wife is certifiably crazy. She is an awesome passenger but she tends to get ME in trouble. She loves to go fast. Faster than I should be going on the street. I have been pulled over a few times...
  15. When we found a house that we really wanted, it...

    When we found a house that we really wanted, it was a cash only deal. I put in an offer at the selling price. Our realtor told us there was another cash offer in. I asked how much ? He said he didn't...
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    Heal up quick Patti Mad

    Heal up quick Patti

    Mad
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    So, is the split ring in FRONT of the seal to...

    So, is the split ring in FRONT of the seal to hold it in or behind it ? Seems to me that if it's in front of the seal it would be pretty simple to get out. ( I don't have that bike, I'm just...
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    Oofah. Some scoring on the cam journals. If you...

    Oofah. Some scoring on the cam journals. If you can feel the scratches with a fingernail, you have problems. If you can't, just buff them a little by hand with a Scotchbrite pad.

    Mad
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    Always loved his videos. Funny but informative. ...

    Always loved his videos. Funny but informative.

    Mad
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    Just smooth down the raised metal. Hopefully the...

    Just smooth down the raised metal. Hopefully the valve guide is in good shape.

    Mad
  21. One more than I currently have. Mad

    One more than I currently have.

    Mad
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    Thanks Patti, I enjoy helping out new riders. I...

    Thanks Patti, I enjoy helping out new riders. I have 3 now that have gone on to Big things. One went from 1 broken bike to now 4 that all run. Other is now racing in MotoAmerica and is a riding...
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    If you have fuel leaking out of the carb bowl...

    If you have fuel leaking out of the carb bowl vent lines, then either your float is stuck or the needle valve is dirty or worn out or your float level is way too high. You can put a manual petcock...
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    Well, your countershaft sprocket is worn out...

    Well, your countershaft sprocket is worn out which indicates that your rear sprocket and chain are probably also worn out. These things are wear items. Put all new stuff on and keep it lubed and...
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    Just as an aside, I have a student I've been...

    Just as an aside, I have a student I've been working with. She's now 21 and from New Zealand. I met her when she was a new rider and wanted some help. Well, now she has 3 bikes , does track days and...
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