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by kyle
Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Good night / Bad night
Replies: 12
Views: 4346

Are you in USA? They tried those cameras around here for a while but got sick of fixing them after they got smashed to peices over and over again. They even had them on the highway... not long after there were websites with exactly where they were located and before you know it they were nothing mo...
by kyle
Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Good night / Bad night
Replies: 12
Views: 4346

Yeah, I actually live a ways west of Huntsville, and was going west on 72, just past all the road construction they're doing.

Where'd you hear about the cameras?
by kyle
Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Good night / Bad night
Replies: 12
Views: 4346

Good night / Bad night

Went to see Mr. and Mrs. Smith tonight, and had a blast. Good movie, for those so inclined. On the way home, though, specifically on my way out of Huntsville, I had not one but two cars move into my 3-4 second gap, right in front of a light that at the same moment chose to turn red. Rear wheel skid,...
by kyle
Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Brand new K750-S
Replies: 31
Views: 23126

Le'see here.. I don't have that issue of Motorcyclist, but I do have the May '05 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News, and here is what they have to say: "... narrower ports and downsized throttle bodies... are tuned to deliver a broad torque spread (over 40 lbs/ft from 3,250-11,500 rpm) with an almost...
by kyle
Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Brand new K750-S
Replies: 31
Views: 23126

Ran it absolutely out of gas today, not intentionally, but I did discover that while the manual says you've got a 4.8 gallon tank, you're out of gas on the side of the road at around 4.3 gallons.
by kyle
Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Brand new K750-S
Replies: 31
Views: 23126

I remembered after I posted, California has weird emissions laws that require extra hardware on bikes, but I think that hardware only runs about 400$ or so on Harley bikes - surely it can't be more than that for a Japanese bike.
by kyle
Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: First solo ride
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Managed to get a postcard and a t-shirt, but I didn't have film so the camera got left at home.

Oh well, good excuse for another trip!
by kyle
Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Brand new K750-S
Replies: 31
Views: 23126

I didn't look seriously at the Suzukis, primarily because of price. They're a lot more expensive here than Kawasaki. Also, my last bike was a Kawasaki, and I liked it well enough to seek another. That said... They're seriously overcharging for the Z750. Kawasaki puts the retail price at 7,099$. I kn...
by kyle
Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Brand new K750-S
Replies: 31
Views: 23126

Took a 216 mile trip today, and moved into the 4k-6k rpm range near the end of the day. The seat is quite bearable after a lengthy haul, though the angle at which I held my legs caused some aching in my knees towards the end of my 6 hour trip (including a half hour lunch stop, two 5 minute gas stops...
by kyle
Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: First solo ride
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

First solo ride

Had a great day off from work today! Went to get tags for my new bike, and left the tag agency on my way to Alabama's Natural Bridge in Moulton county. I took about 120 miles to get there, including about 20 miles through the William B. Bankhead National Forest on highway 33 south. It started rainin...
by kyle
Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Proper Break-in Procedure..?
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

I've heard both as well, and asked someone who's been in the business for a couple years now. His reply went along the lines of yes, running an engine hard right off the bat is one method of breaking in an engine, and is most popular with racers due to the fact that you'll get 1 or 2 extra horsepowe...
by kyle
Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Helmet Fit Guidelines...
Replies: 47
Views: 251914

I thought most of the higher dollar helmets had removable liners?

I know my old Scorpion helmet did, and my new Fulmer helmet does, also. Unsnap 'em and chuck 'em in the washer.
by kyle
Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Wheres the ZR-7S Riders?
Replies: 12
Views: 4302

I just bought my (blue) K750-S Friday. I love it!
by kyle
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Paint Code - Need heelp please!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Just curious, who do you need the code for? Depending on the painter (and brand of paint) you go with, they may use something other than that code. That said, probably the fastest and easiest way to get the color code Kawasaki goes by is to give Kawasaki customer service a call: 949-460-5688 Hope th...
by kyle
Sun Jun 05, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Brand new K750-S
Replies: 31
Views: 23126

Brand new K750-S

Bought a brand new Kawasaki K750 Friday, and in the past two days I've put about 165 miles on it. It rides great, feels great, handles a little quicker than my now departed '01 Ninja 600, and the throttle is a little more touchy, too. Still in the break-in period, I'm keeping it under the 4000 rpm l...
by kyle
Mon May 30, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Question...
Replies: 15
Views: 5304

The instructors in my class didn't tell us to glance back, but its one of those things that I realized while riding. A motorcycle can stop in a much shorter distance than any four wheel vehicle, due to the fact that its just so much lighter. Add on top of this the delay in reaction time between the ...
by kyle
Mon May 30, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Question...
Replies: 15
Views: 5304

Telesque wrote:There's not a whole lot of use in looking back if you can't take off should you actually turn around to an emergency situation.
I'd disagree here.. you could always dump the bike and run to the side. It'll suck to have your bike smeared, but at least you won't be on it.
by kyle
Sun May 29, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: HTML issues in posts
Replies: 1
Views: 2267

HTML issues in posts

Not sure exactly where this belongs, but here goes anyways.

I do NOT have "Disable HTML in this post" checked, the Options on the left says that HTML is ON, yet every attempt I have made in putting HTML into my posts or signature results in nothing but the code being printed as text.

What gives??
by kyle
Sun May 29, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Ducati Recall
Replies: 13
Views: 4337

I always thought it was "What's hers is mine, and what's mine is mine." :twisted:
by kyle
Sun May 29, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Newbie tire pressure question
Replies: 4
Views: 3189

If its a brand new bike, sure, go by the owner's manual. It'll still have the tires the factory put on there. If its used, then the tires the factory uses aren't necessarily the ones the previous owner put on there, and the tire pressure for the new brand of tire on your bike may be different from t...