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Re: Motorcycles.
« Reply #9270 on: March 18, 2022, 07:40:13 am »
I have $600 in parts on order from the UK for the Tiger. I'm replacing a couple transmission gears and shifter components due to premature wear causing 2nd gear pop-out. Seems to be an issue with both the Explorer & Trophy, same 1215cc drivetrain.

Hopefully it's not too difficult a job - the transmission is a cassette-type so I don't have to disassemble much to access it. But that's a lot of little parts to keep organized lol




Sounds like a fun project. You should hand polish every gear while you’re at it. :lol:
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« Reply #9271 on: March 18, 2022, 02:16:06 pm »
I will bring them to a priest and have them blessed and/or exorcised

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« Reply #9272 on: April 13, 2022, 12:50:04 pm »
It is officially motorcycle season around here. Beautiful day. SAVAGE did things.
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« Reply #9273 on: April 16, 2022, 02:34:59 pm »
The Italians know how to design gorgeous bikes.



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« Reply #9274 on: April 16, 2022, 02:56:36 pm »
Must be some kinda Moro Guzzi
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« Reply #9275 on: April 16, 2022, 02:59:46 pm »
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« Reply #9276 on: April 16, 2022, 04:43:07 pm »
Sideways v twin, built in knee warmers

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« Reply #9277 on: April 16, 2022, 04:57:16 pm »
Speaking of knee warmers, I’m honestly thinking about a Goldwing for touring. Even the older GL1200.
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« Reply #9278 on: April 16, 2022, 05:10:30 pm »
Ideally, a GL1800, but those things aren’t as cheap as I think they should be.
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« Reply #9279 on: May 06, 2022, 01:28:41 pm »
Went for a little ride with a buddy with a Superduke. I knew the SV is slow, but holy moly that KTM is a fucking rocket. We were already cruising at highway speed, then he decided to power wheelie the thing for a few seconds.

me jelly.
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« Reply #9280 on: May 06, 2022, 02:31:27 pm »
Went for a little ride with a buddy with a Superduke. I knew the SV is slow, but holy moly that KTM is a fucking rocket. We were already cruising at highway speed, then he decided to power wheelie the thing for a few seconds.

me jelly.

Lol.
SAVAGE can barely do 80 MPH.
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« Reply #9281 on: May 06, 2022, 04:08:21 pm »
Lol.
SAVAGE can barely do 80 MPH.

Dirtbike can touch 70.  If you're going downhill with a tail wind.

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« Reply #9282 on: May 07, 2022, 02:44:29 pm »
Dirtbike can touch 70.  If you're going downhill with a tail wind.

SAVAGE can’t touch dert. Only ride on pavement. Only sunny days. Polish chrome every day.
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« Reply #9283 on: May 07, 2022, 03:57:18 pm »
SAVAGE can’t touch dert. Only ride on pavement. Only sunny days. Polish chrome every day.

Is Polish chrome expensive?

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« Reply #9284 on: May 07, 2022, 04:17:50 pm »
Is Polish chrome expensive?

Its what we used to call duct tape back in the day.

Mexican chrome was chrome spray paint.
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« Reply #9285 on: May 07, 2022, 05:21:06 pm »
Its what we used to call duct tape back in the day.

Mexican chrome was chrome spray paint.

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« Reply #9286 on: May 12, 2022, 02:17:56 pm »
My Shoei RF1000 that I bought in 2003-ish has reached the end of its life,  not to mention I already crashed with it once. Not wanting to spend $500 on a new Shoei, I decided to order an HJC i10 in Safety White. $160. HJC is probably one of the best values in helmets. We’ll see.
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« Reply #9287 on: May 18, 2022, 09:33:29 am »
I rode w/ HJCs for years - good value! Bt they must have adjusted their helmet shapes recently - the i70 I bought a few years ago gave me headaches. I switched to LS2 and they're much more comfortable for my head shape


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« Reply #9288 on: May 18, 2022, 12:43:19 pm »
I got a large, and it’s just a bit tight, which should be perfect once it breaks in. So far, seems very nice.
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« Reply #9289 on: May 25, 2022, 11:29:10 pm »
Been commuting 100% on the Tiger for the past several weeks - really nice with gas prices lately.

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« Reply #9290 on: May 26, 2022, 09:57:25 am »
Been commuting 100% on the Tiger for the past several weeks - really nice with gas prices lately.

Same with the Miata. Tiny tank and good gas mileage, barely makes a difference at the gas station.

Today I drove the El Camino which will probably cost me $30/day. :lol:
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« Reply #9291 on: May 26, 2022, 10:07:10 am »
I want one of these. I can take surface streets to my office and our other warehouse/production facility.

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« Reply #9292 on: May 27, 2022, 10:46:10 am »
That looks awesome - electric Grom energy

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« Reply #9293 on: June 15, 2022, 03:39:55 pm »
Almost got run over today by a nitwit running a red light. Of course, then they speed up and start following me. I didn’t even flip them off!
I need a faster bike. 31 HP is barely enough to escape road raging fuckheads.
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« Reply #9294 on: June 15, 2022, 03:46:04 pm »
I really like the Rebel 1100. It has cruise control. I’m just worried about the luggage options.
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« Reply #9295 on: June 19, 2022, 10:55:28 am »
I really like the Rebel 1100. It has cruise control. I’m just worried about the luggage options.

Backpack on a sissy bar?

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« Reply #9296 on: June 19, 2022, 10:59:08 am »
Backpack on a sissy bar?

I’ll get one of those 6-foot tall sissy bars and just stack luggage bags on it.
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« Reply #9297 on: June 20, 2022, 09:07:01 pm »
Sissy bar? Lol
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« Reply #9298 on: June 21, 2022, 09:41:16 am »

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« Reply #9299 on: June 21, 2022, 10:17:55 am »
Sissy bar? Lol

Probably an incorrect term at this point, but I honestly don't know what else to call them.
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