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by canuckerjay
Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Corbin Nightmare
Replies: 11
Views: 15787

Wow man. I bought a Corbin Stinger for my vstar in 2006 -- they shipped me a seat for a Classic and I have a Custom. They called the day it was delivered to say they made a mistake. No comp offered, just sent UPS to pick it up and delivered the Custom model a week later. But overall I was happy with...
by canuckerjay
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Blackout
Replies: 4
Views: 3053

I had mine ceramic coated in black -- has lasted a good 3 years or so. Also cools a lot quicker. . .
by canuckerjay
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Just got a new Honda shadow and am afraid to ride it!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3765

I don't blame you.. I've got about 15 years on two wheels and gravel still terrifies me moreso than anything else on the road, even an 85 year old Alzheimers' patient at the wheel of a Mack truck. . . I've been incredibly lucky in my life. . .one of the ways is that I fortunatly have never gone down...
by canuckerjay
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Aftermarket comfortable m/c seats?
Replies: 9
Views: 12647

I went with Corbin; while the Mustangs tend to sit you a bit closer to the tank, Corbins tend to sit you a bit farther away and lower.

No knowledge of other brands. . .
by canuckerjay
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Vulcan 900 Classic wants 6th gear
Replies: 8
Views: 3959

that took some getting used to on my vstar as well. First time on the highway, I thought the engine was going to explode or something. You get used to it.
by canuckerjay
Thu May 29, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: vstar question
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

Is it still the case where you have to remove the pipes to remove the oil filter? Been a long time since a I've looked at one. V-Stars were always a pain to work with compared to other bikes. I'm curious if they finally changed. Hmmm. I don't have much knowledge of early models -- mine's a 2005 and...
by canuckerjay
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First Cruiser
Replies: 8
Views: 3281

It comes with 42 horses.
by canuckerjay
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 07 V-Star 1100 Exhaust Recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1977

Most people on Vstars swear by thier 2 into 1 Cobras. They love those things and coupled with a modified intake and rejetting, produce a nice power boost. I've got Hard Krome strippers on mine -- sound great. Not the loudest thing out there. The guys I've ridden with who have the Cobras drown me out...
by canuckerjay
Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Why do OCC bikes make that noise?
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Why do OCC bikes make that noise?

Okay -- for someone more technically inclined than I: I used to like American Chopper (like a lot of other people) and as the years worn on, so did the show. Now it's more about them socially as opposed to the mechanix. But I digress. . . Over the years, on the occasion where I watch a bike finally ...
by canuckerjay
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Corbin seats
Replies: 46
Views: 9725

Haven't had any need to deal with Corbin following my purchase 2 years ago. Yes, it's a bit hard when you first get it, especially at the sides. But -- it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be (from reading reviews, I thought I'd be sitting on a cinder block). And, I'd say it took a good 2500km be...
by canuckerjay
Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: buying my bike how much to pay delivery?
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

20$ is decent. Gives him a case of beer.
by canuckerjay
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Don't "Respect The Bike" and Yes, it is too big!
Replies: 21
Views: 5523

I started on a bike that was rather large displacement for a first timer. I RESPECTED the might of the machine and did not ride it arrogantly. This cautious RESPECT for an INANIMATE object was why I managed to gradually learn how to handle it, without being in unreasonable danger.
by canuckerjay
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: How do you decide Cruiser or Standard.
Replies: 3
Views: 2025

Prices are high on late model Magnas because people know what they've got. Those bikes are dead smooth, and ballls out powerful -- V4 belts it out in an engine size that'll fool your insurance company.
by canuckerjay
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Riding: an - aherm - older person's sport?
Replies: 35
Views: 8006

There are a lot of young riders, they just ride bikes on Nentendo and X box not on the road! Yep -- that's got to be a factor. So many kids go home, and thier idea of a 'night out' is actually a night in: friends over, play video games. Or, they're at home on the internet all night. I'm a high scho...
by canuckerjay
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmet Head
Replies: 21
Views: 4565

I look dead sexy with helmet hair. :D
by canuckerjay
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Suzuki Boulevard c50 - too big/powerful?
Replies: 15
Views: 8267

If you've taken rider training and will treat the bike with proper respect, I don't think it's big at all for a first ride. My bud stored his C50 in my garage for a few months and I took it out for a boot once a week to circulate the juices. The C50 is not very powerful, as it comes out of the box w...
by canuckerjay
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmet laws - for or against
Replies: 135
Views: 67421

I think the decision must vary according to how one's actions affect thier society. Up here (Canada) we have public health care, paid for by very high taxation. Everyone covers everybody. In our situation, if a person goes topless (without helmet) and winds up in a trauma room, that massive expense ...
by canuckerjay
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I don’t really hate OCC, do I?
Replies: 28
Views: 8592

I've gotten bored of it myself as well. When it first started, most of it had to do with building. Now, most of it seems to focus on them doing everyday crap -- going to dinner, skiing, etc. I just want to watch the bike get buit, myself.

Why'd Vin & Cod leave?
by canuckerjay
Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Link for the 2008 Yamaha Chopper
Replies: 13
Views: 4153

When I first saw the Raider I loved it. But the more I look at it, the more it is starting to annoy me. Perhaps it's how so many details have 'points' to them -- the risers, the headlight mount, the front fender, the exhaust, etc. It's just a bit over the top for me. I like the bad "O Ring" look, bu...
by canuckerjay
Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Dealer's won't sell me the bike that I want
Replies: 40
Views: 10180

I wouldn't talk to that guy. I'd talk to the owner, and tell him politely, why I'm going somewhere else. I'd also tell him I'm reporting my experience to everyone I know. Some people in this business don't seem to care about feedback like that. My local HD dealer is like that. If he doesn't care, he...