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by tcreeley
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: LS650
Replies: 0
Views: 4385

LS650

I have an 87 Suzuki Savage LS650 and I love it- simple, no shake, rarely backfires, - I change the oil yearly and it always starts and runs well. 17,000 mi. I bought it used. 4 speed- plenty of torque and I like not throwing in the extra shift - ride alot on rough pothole roads and sloping road shou...
by tcreeley
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: When Did You Get the Itch
Replies: 64
Views: 30908

Re: When Did You Get the Itch

When I was 4 someone gave me a ride on back- dreamed about it for years until I dug out a 125 Benelli from a storage basement- my brothers bike he ordered from Montgomery Ward catalog. Stuck it somehow into the trunk of a valiant - some of it anyway! - and brought it to where I was living. Rode with...
by tcreeley
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Beer drinkers, unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 11520

Re: Beer drinkers, unite!

Negro Modolo and McEwans Scotch Ale are stand bye favorites of mine.
by tcreeley
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Which language you like most?
Replies: 31
Views: 9182

Re: Which language you like most?

I love to Hong Kong or Chinese movies with subtitles- in Mandarin or Cantonese!
by tcreeley
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Educate me please
Replies: 16
Views: 3902

Re: Educate me please

In Maine people are generally struggling. They don't have the toys or the big house. I teach. In the last 5 years I've stated to see homeless families and people living out of shelters and small campers heated by kerosene without any running water. The 60's had its share of tar-paper shacks and the ...
by tcreeley
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Educate me please
Replies: 16
Views: 3902

Re: Educate me please

In the 60's the wages were proportionately higher than they are today (purchasing power) thanks to the Unions. One good salary was all you needed to support a family. Today both spouses have to work to get by. Then corporations started sending work and jobs overseas - Hong Kong, Japan, anywhere wher...
by tcreeley
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: 650 suzuki savage
Replies: 8
Views: 14063

Re: 650 suzuki savage

I love my 1987 Suzuki Savage. It has plenty of power and torque. Comfortable and reliable. Check out this Savage forum for another view of them - unbiased by the status quo! You don't have to have a bike as big as 800cc to 1400cc to enjoy it. The Savage, LS650, S40 are all the same basic bike - crui...
by tcreeley
Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Dumb move...on my part
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

new key

Sometimes there is a number on the cylinder that you can take to a dealer and they can make you a key. Also do a web search and you can send them the number and they will send you the key. It cost me 30 for two keys last time. Good luck.
by tcreeley
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: ads
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

So how long have these new popup ads been going? - they are better than the old ones- those were boring!

TC
by tcreeley
Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: ads
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

ads

What is with the hyperlink ads in people's text-- "oil" pop up ad is for Castrol and so on? Is this just a way to pay for the bills? Funny because one moderator chewed someone out for posting an ad for portrait services!
Just curious.

TC
by tcreeley
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: RocketGirl's Motorcycle Journal
Replies: 7
Views: 6938

Downeast

It's great seeing pictures of the bridge online and knowing someone is enjoying this part of Maine. I'm about an hour and a half west and we love to head for Ellsworth, Acadia, Schoodic, Castine, Camden!

Have a wonderful trip!

Tom C
by tcreeley
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: forks
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

forks

My left fork is leaking oil on my 1987 Suzuki Savage. The right is ok. I'm thinking of replacing the seals myself on both of them. I've got a manual for it. Is this a hard job or what? I'm cheap. At some point I've go to get some new tires. I hate to leave the shop with a 500 plus bill. Any ideas? T...
by tcreeley
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: ethanol 10 gas
Replies: 5
Views: 4685

ethanol 10 gas

Anyone having any problems with the ethanol 10 blend in gas? I keep hearing it kills small engines - and that you need to boost the octane - and that the ethanol separates if left for a while and soaks up water from the condensation in the gas tank. Is this real?

Thanks, Tom C
by tcreeley
Thu May 29, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Peak Oil Theories?
Replies: 28
Views: 5912

Peak oil

Peak oil is a myth. Sure some day we will run out- but not for a long time. People worry, but it is really a form of business propaganda to drive the demand up. If you can't get it easily- you want it more and you are willing to pay big bucks and allow drilling everywhere. Follow the money trail- it...
by tcreeley
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: ARE HARLEYS WHAT THEY ARE CRACKED UP TO BE?
Replies: 132
Views: 70259

Harleys

Harlys are pretty great looking as bikes, and they are american made. That's a plus. But I've always heard that compared to the Honda's and Suzuki's, Harley's spend more time in the shop getting major engine work done. I don't know this to be more than a myth. Does this have any truth in it. For a l...
by tcreeley
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: 87 suzuki savage
Replies: 0
Views: 5650

87 suzuki savage

I just bought a 1987 Suzuki Savage - thumper 650. Has anyone ridden these for awhile- what might be needing to be fixed? So far it is running fine. It has 16,800 miles on it. I like it. It is a 4 speed and I didn't think I'd like that but I do. Anything over 30 I don't shift again. I can slow up eas...
by tcreeley
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Tools
Replies: 23
Views: 9362

tools

- The few snap on tools I've used I didn't like. They were clunky and large. They didn't fit into tight places all that well. I always look for a slim a tool I can find with a lifetime warrantee. I used to like bonney and SK. Craftsman is ok . Anything that says "professional" is usually for the hig...
by tcreeley
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki Bandit running problem, can someone help?
Replies: 44
Views: 22449

carbs

I had an old MG with two carbs- easy to synch- with a tool that measured suction - pretty cheap too- JC whitney? -you could also you a piece of fuel line and place one end on the cylinder and the other to your temple and do it by the rythym- not the most accurate but cars are easier that way. I'm gu...
by tcreeley
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Throttle doesnt roll back on its own
Replies: 6
Views: 2676

cable

On my bike the throttle cable jumps back because of the spring in the carb. check the linkage for smoothness all the way back to the carbs. Look for any rough sliding as you twist it- usually something simple- unless plastic is involved- that wears.

tcreeley
by tcreeley
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: '79 Suzuki GS425; been sitting awhile, no spark
Replies: 3
Views: 2758

bike sitting

-check out bikebandit.com for oem parts and diagrams etc. I like the factory service manuals. I never liked clymers because I always felt they left something out that was common knowledge to someone else. (used for cars), I've got a factory service manual for my 81 gn400 suzuki. It is geat. I ended ...