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  1. 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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  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: 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...

    Started by skid-mark, 06-17-2005 10:17 AM
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    03-26-2012 09:54 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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. 1983 Honda V45 Magna - Looking to restore / Make it look like new again

    Ok il will try and make this short. Many years ago i purchased a 1983 Honda V45 Magna and i absolutely love this bike. I have used it for many years, both as my primary vehicle, and just for fun. Ive never dropped it, or had any sort of accident. Although over the years its taken some...

    Started by Travis_Hudson, 06-21-2017 06:28 PM
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    06-22-2017 06:40 PM Go to last post
  2. Legality of Fender Eliminators

    Couldn't find a clear answer in the forums so I sat down with an RCMP traffic cop and straight up asked him if the mods I wanted to do were legal. He said fender eliminators were fine as long as the plate is visible and have separate turn signals, meaning that integrated tail lights are NOT okay....

    Started by MotoSamurai, 06-19-2017 01:38 PM
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    06-22-2017 05:52 PM Go to last post
  3. Power Commander III Set up Help

    Hello, i have a used power commander USB III that needs to have the maps updated. I do not have a PC ( Mac Guy ) and if anyone has any experience with Updating Maps on a Power Commander that is willing to help install a new map for me it would be appreciated. The bike it came off of was...

    Started by Sv1000, 06-10-2017 07:24 PM
    power commander, suzuki, suzuki sv
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    06-10-2017 07:24 PM Go to last post
  4. Need some tips (rearsets)

    Planning to paint my rearsets, does anyone have any experienced tips they can lend me. what kind of paint, the process, etc.

    Started by rooster93, 06-09-2017 06:42 AM
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    06-10-2017 02:51 PM Go to last post
  5. Battery types.

    Sure, I could do a search and re-read old posts; but that's no fun. Let's fire up a new thread. It's new battery time for my bike. Strangely, the 7 year old Yuasa is now only good for a boat anchor. I was looking at lead acid, Absorbed Glass Mat and Shorai. The Shorai is certainly attractive...

    Started by Sikorsky, 03-26-2017 01:28 PM
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    03-31-2017 11:53 AM Go to last post
  6. K7 GSXR750 ecm questions

    I picked up an 07 gsxr750 mid last summer. The guy i bought it off of has already removed the STVA and made an adapter to hold the butterfly open. Also removed the exhaust valve and actuator. The bike is coding for the secondary valve actuator and the position sensor. i finished off last season and...

    Started by dexter302, 03-14-2017 10:29 PM
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    03-18-2017 06:07 PM Go to last post
  7. Where to buy Stebel

    Since there is no way I'm going to be riding the VFR anytime soon, I'm still puttering away on it in the garage. Like practically every other bike I've had, I'm looking to put a Stebel air horn on it. Since it is all apart to get the ECU re-done, I may as well do it now. I ordered one last...

    Started by Sikorsky, 03-09-2017 12:10 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-11-2017 09:44 AM Go to last post
  8. Where to buy Exhaust clamp!

    Wondering if anyone could chime in on where I could pick up a new exhaust clamp? I've already tried Lordco. Thanks!

    Started by rdizo, 03-05-2017 11:24 PM
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    03-07-2017 05:04 PM Go to last post
  9. Looking for Duc mechanic

    Hey There, Rekindling an old thread topic here..can you recommend any shops that service ducati? The 2nd big service is due on my bike and I don't have $800++ to spend on labour hours. I'm pretty sure the parts are around $250 and rest is labour. Offer your thoughts and suggestions, much...

    Started by AndyGducati, 01-31-2017 03:41 PM
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    02-04-2017 05:20 PM Go to last post
  10. undertail quesiton..

    so those with undertails... is there a drain hole of some kind? I threw some on my bike, and it's a damn steam engine for the first couple mins.. probably has to do with not actually riding it/heat cycles creating a lot of extra moisture..

    Started by mongoose, 03-08-2016 10:48 PM
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    01-31-2017 08:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Suspension - I Just Don't "Get it"

    If there is one aspect to riding that still, to this day, befuddles me, its suspension. I know what preload, rebound, and compression "Do", but anything I read or watch about what behaviour the bike has, and what to adjust to change it, never sticks in my brain. I've even thought of looking for...

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 10-24-2016 12:51 PM
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    01-29-2017 12:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Machine Shop Recomendation

    I'm looking for a machine shop in the Vancouver area to bore a cylinder block, I do know of a few but would apreciate any recomendations or for that matter warnings. This is for a oil cooled GSXR 1127 block, bored to 81mm for Turbo pistons. thank you.

    Started by maggotbreath, 02-12-2007 08:12 AM
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    01-28-2017 03:40 PM Go to last post
  13. Harbour Freight motorcycle lift

    Get them while they last! $299.99 with coupon. *Or be dumb like me and not read about the coupon......the fellow took pity on me, knocked off 20% and it came down to $287 and change out the door. I bought a bike dolly and better wheel chock for the lift while there as well. Was tagged $77 at the...

    Started by Sikorsky, 12-27-2016 04:17 PM
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    01-04-2017 09:11 AM Go to last post
  14. Nitron R2 Shock for ZX14R- Thanks Santa!!!

    As with most of my bikes, I need to mod the suspension to suit my weight of 215lbs. The new 2014 ZX14R I picked up in October was no different. So after about a month of research in to Ohlins, Penske, and Nitron, I settled on Nitron. I like their build quality and the option to customize...

    Started by CoolDaddyGroove, 12-25-2016 10:56 AM
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    12-29-2016 02:40 PM Go to last post
  15. Custom Exhaust Midpipe

    I have a muffler to install on my DL1000 and need a mid-pipe to attach it to existing. I was thinking of going to a muffler shop to see if they could make one to fit, but was wondering if anyone on this forum might be capable of doing such a thing, for money of course. It is just a short...

    Started by BugMagnet, 11-24-2016 10:23 PM
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    11-24-2016 10:23 PM Go to last post
  16. Plastic Welding shops around Vancouver

    Does anyone know of any plastic welding places around Vancouver area? I need to fix a crack in my front fairing. Thanks:D

    Started by Gixxer750WN, 06-06-2002 05:52 PM
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    11-15-2016 07:58 PM Go to last post
  17. CBR 125r chain and sprocket

    Hi I need to get new sprockets on my cbr125r 2007 but I want to put a 14T on the front just wanted to know if this will fit and won't cause problems for me when I install Brand: JT Chain and sprocket JTF1264.14 (Front Sprocket 14T)

    Started by Chowdr, 11-12-2016 02:42 PM
    cbr 125, chain, honda cbr, sprocket
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    11-13-2016 01:46 PM Go to last post
  18. Making a streetfighter out of a 1992 CBR 600 F2

    Tis been ages since I last posted a msg in here. I used to ride a 1994 CBR, but sold it to move to Ottawa to undertake an MA. I recently acquired a 1992 CBR 600 that runs amazing. However, I hated the UK body kit. Unfortunately, installing aftermarket-Chinese plastics turned into a nightmare as...

    Started by Jordo, 11-05-2016 01:21 PM
    cbr600, honda cbr, honda f2, streetfighter
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    11-08-2016 08:13 PM Go to last post
  19. Do you guys DIY valve adjustments?

    I'm looking at a valve adjustment later this year and considering my options. I've looked at my service manual and youtube videos on the process and I'm not entirely sure that I want to try this on my own for the first time without supervision. I really like to do as much of my own wrenching as...

    Started by Porschenut, 03-17-2016 05:49 PM
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    09-25-2016 12:44 AM Go to last post
  20. Samsung Gear Icon X

    I just picked up a pair from Costco, $258 and change - taxes in. Only available in black. Once I have some miles on them I'll post a motorcycle related review. Official propoganda site .....

    Started by Dirty Bill, 08-31-2016 01:36 PM
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    09-09-2016 09:30 PM Go to last post
  21. Must haves ....

    Looking for what people feel are their "must have" gear when they go riding. Cell phone, GPS, tools .... stuff that you hate to ride without. I'm thinking of stuff outside the normal boots, helmet and gloves. For me? Neoprene earplugs and a balaclava. Even during those recent 30+ days, I've...

    Started by Dirty Bill, 08-31-2016 01:41 PM
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    09-07-2016 08:17 PM Go to last post
  22. Canyon Dancer II?

    The interwebz are full of people who either love them or think they're guaranteed to damage your bike, bend your clip-ons, mash your throttle. And the lovers all say the haters just over-tightened.* Some of you truck/trailer your bikes long ways, any opinions?

    Started by Squint, 08-26-2016 04:23 PM
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    08-31-2016 01:26 PM Go to last post
  23. PCV Tuners in LML, South Island and Pudget Sound??

    I'm looking at doing some work to my 2015 KTM SDR over the winter and getting a proper dyno tune is part of the work. I have heard from a number of people that there are not really any good PCV tuners in the LML. But none of those people seem to have any first hand experience with anybody they talk...

    Started by Shmee, 08-28-2016 02:40 PM
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    08-28-2016 04:53 PM Go to last post
  24. what sets bikes weight/capacity limits?

    What is the main reason for setting bikes capacity? Is it the suspension?, Bikes frame/sub frame strength? or tires? And does anyone know the limits on an 07 gsxr750? I can find the bikes dry/wet weight, But not carrying capacity. Im running metzeler sportec m7 RR tires if it matters.

    Started by dexter302, 08-17-2016 09:59 PM
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    08-26-2016 08:39 PM Go to last post
  25. rear tire wont bead, seal...

    hey y'all, so i've ran into this issue a couple of times, I purchased tires off the internet and once arrived and installed we're having a hard time getting proper bead in.. the 1st time i had this was on the R1 rear tire, the old man just pumped it with higher psi, i think 65psi did the...

    Started by bacchus40, 07-30-2016 06:52 PM
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    08-02-2016 07:38 PM Go to last post

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