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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: The BIG OIL thread....all inclusive

    There are way too many oil threads started in a year, and most lead down a similar path of debate and frustration. So, ALL oil related threads/posts will be contained within this area going forward. Feel free to discuss the exciting merits of syn for not? Fantastic winter oil options? All...

    Started by CHIA‎, 10-08-2012 09:43 AM
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    03-30-2015 03:04 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Supplies and Services Contacts

    Another useful sticky for you folks to help me populate. I'm looking for a one stop list of services and supplies that are helpful to our biking efforts. The usual non regular shop outlets like racing suppliers, wreckers, accessory places other than the regular bike shops (I'll fill in the...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 02-02-2003 05:06 PM
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    11-11-2014 05:18 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Tire reviews.

    I'm going to try a little experiment and set this up as a resource for you guys to post YOUR thoughts about the tires you buy and any links to sites with reviews that are online for general access. To help make it easier for folks to find the stuff I'd like you to follow the format I've shown...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 01-20-2003 11:50 PM
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    07-23-2013 09:17 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Anyone need a manual for their bike?

    I nearly shat myself when I saw this, I think every bike is on there... if it's a repost cry about it... http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=420640

    Started by skid-mark‎, 06-17-2005 10:17 AM
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    03-26-2012 09:54 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: VFR VTEC Must Read Throttle Problems

    Anyone who owns a Honda VFR 800 VTEC really should read the following. I have been dealing with this saga for a year and it finally appears the answer is at hand. The starter valves are not synced properly at either the factory or the dealer, plus the service manual is very misleading! The...

    Started by Chumly‎, 04-13-2005 01:00 PM
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    12-20-2011 08:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Motorcycle luggage and touring accessories reviews

    Tankbags, saddle bags, tailbags combo bags. Hard or soft, magnetic or bubblegum hold downs. Let's hear about them all. Please use the following headings to keep it consistent for easier browsing by the others. You can either "quote" this message and delete the quote controls and this text or...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 01-27-2003 01:30 AM
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    08-15-2011 03:07 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Suspension 101

    Found this somewhere else and thought it was a great read. Enjoy. :thumbup _________________________________________________________________ Suspension 101. Introduction Unfortunately there is no literature that can give you the perfect machine setup. Also suspension setup is...

    Started by gixxstar‎, 10-10-2005 01:11 AM
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    09-19-2010 09:22 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Race Tires Reviews

    Kinda like the tire review with the sticky, but this thread is strictly for race / track-day only tires. I'm going to jack Bruce's format, hope he doesn't mind, cause it worked purdy good... Here's the format... -------------------------------------- Maker- Model- Size- Front- Rear- (if you...

    Started by lowprofile‎, 07-09-2003 10:54 AM
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    09-19-2009 03:36 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: A call for Simple Servicing Procedures

    OK kiddies. Time to help me write another Article Forum item. I'm looking for definitive procedures for the simple regular or annual servicing for the backyard mechanics or wannabe's among us. I got the idea for this while writing up the procedure I use for cleaning throttle cable and...

    Started by TeeTee‎, 04-03-2003 10:03 AM
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    07-14-2009 09:38 PM Go to last post
  1. stator question..

    so got home today with a dead battery read a little over 12 vdc.. put it on the charger for a bit brought it up to 12.5, battery is prob 3 years old now to boot went ahead and tried to do some figurin out. can't get it to read 13 volts even when at like 5K. stator read 1.4 ohm's even across...

    Started by mongoose‎, 07-23-2015 11:12 PM
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    07-24-2015 04:41 PM Go to last post
  2. Fork Swap

    So I just picked up my first bike, a 2002 zx6r with 27,000 kms. My question is should I just use it to get experience and upgrade to a newer bike in the future or is the zx6r a good candidate for a fork swap (more or less for aesthetics than performance). Thanks in advance, any input with be...

    Started by b18crx4‎, 06-13-2015 01:28 AM
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    07-17-2015 05:42 PM Go to last post
  3. 1/4 Throttle Surging Drz400

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    Started by RuckRider‎, 07-13-2015 04:53 PM
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    07-13-2015 07:40 PM Go to last post
  4. Mikuni BSR36 CV Carb pilot jet WHERE TO GET?

    does anyone know where i can get pilot jets locally for my Mikuni bsr carb before i order them online? this is the part number N224.10325. (pilot jet size 25)

    Started by RuckRider‎, 07-12-2015 11:01 PM
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    07-12-2015 11:15 PM Go to last post
  5. Exhaust Question

    hi guys im planning to buy an exhaust for my bike and i saw one localy its a fmf this one. http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/mpo/5096783717.html i was wondering if it would fit my drz400sm? i dont care about the pipes i can prolly re route it to match with my stock one. thanks!

    Started by RuckRider‎, 07-11-2015 03:04 PM
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    07-11-2015 09:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Drz400sm Hesitation? Carb needs tuning?

    Hi i recently just got a drz400sm and it has some hesitation at 1st/2nd gear but none in 3rd gear and up, i took the carb apart and cleaned it twice already and the problem is still there, i filled it up with new gas aswell. my current mods are 3x3 dj kit 150mj 22.5pilot and 2.5turns out for the...

    Started by RuckRider‎, 07-09-2015 04:56 PM
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    07-10-2015 05:07 PM Go to last post
  7. Chain and Sprockets.

    I need new chain and sprockets on my 04 R6. I have not needed to buy a street chain set before. Only dirt. I used RK chain with Sunstar sprockets on my dirt bike, lasted pretty good. But that's not comparable to street demand. Teach me about chains please. Brands you suggest, brands to stay...

    Started by dexter302‎, 06-25-2015 10:59 PM
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    07-09-2015 09:16 PM Go to last post
  8. Urgent: V-Strom Fuel Pump not Working

    I am taking my 2011 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 up to Alaska with a friend on Friday, and my fuel pump has stopped working. I'm pretty sure that the problem is the high-pressure fuel filter inside the fuel pump assembly, as I have replaced the pump itself already. I really need some help finding either...

    Started by Dev‎, 06-28-2015 11:28 PM
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    07-02-2015 12:13 PM Go to last post

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