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by agraebner
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: The Funny Farm
Topic: A or B: Pick one!
Replies: 481
Views: 60151

Re: A or B: Pick one!

I gotta skip back one post. I like living further away and having a commute. The major savings in housing cost where I live more than makes it worth while. Its about half the cost compared to where I work. The other important factor Is it give me time in the morning and after work to have a few mome...
by agraebner
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Question about brakes
Replies: 11
Views: 4080

Re: Question about brakes

The problem was not too much gas, it was too little. If he had given it gas like he meant it there would have been wheel spin and he would have been just fine.......... :laughing: Learning to balance braking is one very important part of riding. If you cannot balance breaking its going to cause you ...
by agraebner
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Who Builds the best bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 7684

Re: Who Builds the best bikes?

Each one has something they do better than the others. Each manufacture builds their machines to meet different user needs and preferences. The real question is "what is the best bike for you?"
by agraebner
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~
Replies: 45
Views: 29380

Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

Check with cheap cycle parts .com for prices on your OE parts might save you a ton for the same parts. My dealer wants 2x there price for everything.
by agraebner
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Looking for Jacket in Hot, Cold and rainy conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 4460

Re: Looking for Jacket in Hot, Cold and rainy conditions

Mesh should be just fine then. Keep in mind that beyond repelling some rain the liner is very thin in anything Ive seen at any store, as well as my own gear. The liner in my speed and strength jacket doesn't really feel any warmer on its own but put a light shirt under it and you are good to go. Min...
by agraebner
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Looking for Jacket in Hot, Cold and rainy conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 4460

Re: Looking for Jacket in Hot, Cold and rainy conditions

From the gear I have had you are not going to find something that does hot and cold well. I went with a Joe rocket model with removable panels and zip open vents in the arms and back. This jacket works great year round for me but you have to realize it will be hot in the summer if your not moving en...
by agraebner
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5427
Views: 605159

Re: What did you do today...

Happy Bday mogster :bday1: Im kinda laid up for a little bit till my ankle heals up some. I twisted it pretty badly and cant stand to put weight on it just yet...... I have broken it several times before so all it took to mess it up this time was bad timing of my nephew's kid and my dog combined sen...
by agraebner
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Can someone tell me what kind of motorcycle this is??
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Re: Can someone tell me what kind of motorcycle this is??

This is not gospel but it will point you in the right direction I hope. It should be a v65 based off of the exhaust and the seat. Around me the v45s are not too hard to find but the v65 is more rare and demands a higher price. If it is a v65 its a BEAST they are very powerful and with a little suspe...
by agraebner
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~
Replies: 45
Views: 29380

Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

Very positive perspective. I still fight with getting fixated on surprises such as gravel or sand. The scariest things Ive had recently was coming around a corner in the mountains in Amish country with very rough roads already. I was only doing about 40mph but that was more than I should have been. ...
by agraebner
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: EPA Certified Pipes ONLY in New Hampshire? New Law Attempt!
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: EPA Certified Pipes ONLY in New Hampshire? New Law Attem

That was in reference to fuel injected engines with programming for the restriction of the catalytic converters. once removed the fuel mapping changes. On older vehicles the exhaust never reaches temp so the O2 sensors will operate properly. This condition causes a lot of wasted fuel. Fuel efficienc...
by agraebner
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~
Replies: 45
Views: 29380

Re: 2011 Ride to the Mountains~~~Crash~~~

In slow motion you look pretty upright till you were off the road and the dust started. Goes along with what cemees said. Watch your video really carefully in slow motion looking for the little details of what happened and your reaction. Compare that with what you remember and see if you remember ev...
by agraebner
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: EPA Certified Pipes ONLY in New Hampshire? New Law Attempt!
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: EPA Certified Pipes ONLY in New Hampshire? New Law Attem

Around my neck of the woods the ground shakes and my eyes rattle around in my head every time a pick up goes by. So many of the "locals" "NEED" to remove the stock exhaust from their trucks to get the REAL power out of it. I am close to an intersection so all night long I get to hear them racing aro...
by agraebner
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: addition to the which bike to buy and beginners guides
Replies: 1
Views: 2879

addition to the which bike to buy and beginners guides

Mike I have been thinking about what would have helped me enjoy riding more from the beginning and what would have effected my decisions along the way. As I stated in another post on this site there are some very important aspects of riding that are either taken for granted that people are thinking ...
by agraebner
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Need advice on a first bike, Looking at HD and Triumph..
Replies: 9
Views: 4155

Re: Need advice on a first bike, Looking at HD and Triumph..

In a way it makes sense for what I see near me. People would total them in the first week of a demo. The more likely reason is I believe it would cost them sales of the bikes with hype behind them. If the guy walking in to buy the newest fastest sport bike got to see what they were getting they woul...
by agraebner
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Carb tuning Q?
Replies: 5
Views: 3755

Re: Carb tuning Q?

NGK makes some sets that should be really easy to use and better quality than oe. I would do a few quick checks with the old meter... check coil primary and secondary resistance. Check coil connectors to make sure they are clean and tight. Check the pick ups for the ignition as well. In my experienc...
by agraebner
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Carb tuning Q?
Replies: 5
Views: 3755

Re: Carb tuning Q?

It sounds like its not running right. It would seem to me that once its running right you should be fine. Is there any black color growing around the exit of your exhaust that might indicate a rich condition or improper ignition. Might be as simple as some plugs needed or a bad wire. With the age of...
by agraebner
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Our greatest fear as bikers...
Replies: 20
Views: 5149

Re: Our greatest fear as bikers...

Johnnj I would rather that than than the following alternative. Not bleeding out from the stomach wound. Being rescued just in the nick of time to find out the spinal injury was going to leave me unable to change the channel to something I wanted to watch on TV (any type of motorcycle racing will do...
by agraebner
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2011 Triumph Bonneville T100 - VOTED: AWESOME
Replies: 21
Views: 14425

Re: This Week: 2011 Triumph Bonneville T100 - VOTE NOW

I like to judge a bike by how well it achieved what it was intended for not just compare it to other bikes. I have learned there is a time and place for every motorcycle and a person for every motorcycle. This bike is awesome to me. It takes a timeless classic design and adds new technologies withou...
by agraebner
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: All Season Rider
Topic: Classic bikes
Replies: 32
Views: 18222

Re: Classic bikes

Just in time mike. lol I was just starting to pass out the pitch forks and torches to the mob gathering around your castle :laughing: ......
by agraebner
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Rider Down, Daughter Witnessed it..
Replies: 12
Views: 4016

Re: Rider Down, Daughter Witnessed it..

This is all pretty normal around me. A couple years ago a state study showed that over 30% of people riding didn't have a license in my state. A few miles from me there are a few bikes that have been driven into a small river and you can see then when it has not rained for a while. Thats what you do...