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by paul246
Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 'Tard 'tard ('tard on supermotard, or conspicuity is good)
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Re: 'Tard 'tard ('tard on supermotard, or conspicuity is goo

The........ horrific road design are the culprit in this situation. This is an interesting point. This was in central NJ, Hunterdon county (Rt 523 outside Stockton). These roads weren't "designed", they just sort of happened. They began as Indian trails, deer paths, cow paths, etc. In the 17th cent...
by paul246
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: ahhh... new love .... 2011 :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2867

Re: ahhh... new love .... 2011 :)

Wrider wrote:Ok, so a blacked out Raider? Looks good, but as a whole other model?
No, its based off the Midnight Star (1304cc vs 1900) and is also available in bright work with colours.
by paul246
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Four wheeled Motorcycle...its brilliant!
Replies: 17
Views: 4922

Re: Four wheeled Motorcycle...its brilliant!

jstark47 wrote:
paul246 wrote:
jstark47 wrote:Hmmph. :disgust:

Motorcycles have two wheels. .
Wrong, actually.

Motorcycle is a generic term for any cycle that is motorized.
Four wheels = car.
If your car can lean that much in a curve you should consider a suspension check :? .
by paul246
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Four wheeled Motorcycle...its brilliant!
Replies: 17
Views: 4922

Re: Four wheeled Motorcycle...its brilliant!

Hmmph. :disgust: Motorcycles have two wheels. . Wrong, actually. Motorcycle is a generic term for any cycle that is motorized. There are motorized unicycles, motorized bicycles (what most of us are riding ) motorized tricycles and motorized quadcycles. All of the various layouts also exist as human...
by paul246
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Four wheeled Motorcycle...its brilliant!
Replies: 17
Views: 4922

Re: Four wheeled Motorcycle...its brilliant!

an iPod when it first came out was an odd niche that didn't exist look at it now. Stop looking at it from an expirienced rider point of view. For a new rider think of it as training wheels get them used to basic leaning mechanics while not worring so much about stability or falling over in a turn. ...
by paul246
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Four wheeled Motorcycle...its brilliant!
Replies: 17
Views: 4922

Re: Four wheeled Motorcycle...its brilliant!

Wrider wrote:Seems quite a bit like a Piaggio MP3 with two rears versus one to me...
The article mentions that the same company that designed the MP3 for Piaggio also did this, so yes, they are definately closely related.
by paul246
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: Flat tire
Replies: 3
Views: 4805

Re: Flat tire

If you plan on doing your own work on your bike, the best tool investment you can make is a factory shop manual.

You might try youtube for help videos, I know there are some that deal with the process of tire and tube removal out there.
by paul246
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Longevity and reliability, motorcycle vs. cage
Replies: 19
Views: 5365

Re: Longevity and reliability, motorcycle vs. cage

Well the Honda's I've owned (cars) we haven't sold until they have 200,000+ miles on them. We do standard maintenance, and sometimes a lot worse. The only mechanical problem that stranded us was a distributor on 160,000 mile 1992 Honda Civic. Non-warranty/hidden warranty - Honda replaced the transm...
by paul246
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Longevity and reliability, motorcycle vs. cage
Replies: 19
Views: 5365

Re: Longevity and reliability, motorcycle vs. cage

I agree with that. I recently did a tire and oil change on a CBR1100XX Super Blackbird with over 120K on it. Still was in good condition and rode like a champ because the owner had kept up with maintenance. Said the only thing that had failed on him was the cam chain tensioner and that's notorious ...
by paul246
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Kawi Vulcan,Honda VTX 1300, HD Superglide or Softail Custom?
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Kawi Vulcan,Honda VTX 1300, HD Superglide or Softail Cus

None of the above, but then again, I'm not a fan of cruisers.

That said, a friend rides a VTX 1300 and really likes it.

If I were to get another cruiser I would get a used Valkyrie. Does everything well, handles beautifully and is VERY quick.
by paul246
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: ape hangers handelbars
Replies: 18
Views: 7172

Re: ape hangers handelbars

HYPERR wrote::laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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Those silly looking streamers are probably there to keep the flies out of his armpits.
by paul246
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: ape hangers handelbars
Replies: 18
Views: 7172

Re: ape hangers handelbars

People ride with ape-hangers for a very good reason. Cagers can smell them before they see them. It gives these bikers that extra margin of safety.
by paul246
Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: My new bike: Honda XR Motard 400cc. Pics.
Replies: 20
Views: 7815

Re: My new bike: Honda XR Motard 400cc. Pics.

The frame is being used as an oil tank is most likely because the engine is a dry sump design.

This design feature allows for more ground clearance over rough terrain.
by paul246
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: My new bike: Honda XR Motard 400cc. Pics.
Replies: 20
Views: 7815

Re: My new bike: Honda XR Motard 400cc. Pics.

Wow!!! I love it! Really wish Honda would sell that bike here, I would buy it in an instant. Perfect displacement, air cooled single and sexy looking to boot. Also, I would save some serious cash with the much lower cost of insurance when compared to my 650.

Congrats!!
by paul246
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What the ‘H’ am I doing at work????
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: What the ‘H’ am I doing at work????

I can't recall any name. I remember that I tried typing the link to the TM site into the address bar and ended up on some site describing a myriad of stats about TM, including average hits and a dollar value of some sort. Again, this was quite some time ago, but I was given the impression that this ...
by paul246
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What the ‘H’ am I doing at work????
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: What the ‘H’ am I doing at work????

Wrider wrote:Didja tell them your husband owns the site and you just want to check up on him? lol
I was under the impression that this site is now owned by a company based out of the U.S. ???
by paul246
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: CB360 Cafe now for sale!!
Replies: 16
Views: 5906

Re:

flyboy712 wrote:Thanks for the comments!! It weighs about 305lbs. I think stock is about 395lbs.
My stock '73 CL350 was 349 pounds.

Good luck on your sale, but I think you may be priced a bit on the too high side.
by paul246
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Harley Davidson and MMI training
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

Re: Harley Davidson and MMI training

I don't know anything about MMI specifically, but here is a link that might offer some insight to the trade itself. The page that will come up has links to the rest of the site, there is a ton of information there. However, do note the last couple of lines of the first page (running your own shop). ...
by paul246
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: adding a side-car
Replies: 11
Views: 3247

Re: adding a side-car

Hi Luis. I'm also considering adding a Cozy sidecar to my Honda XR650L. Main reasons are so that I can take my dog along on rides and do a bit of camping (with the dog, too). Plus, I would like to attempt to use the rig year round. It gets pretty cold here, but you just have to dress for it. I will ...