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by storysunfolding
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Suzuki 1400 Intruder Stalling issue
Replies: 14
Views: 12971

Re: Suzuki 1400 Intruder Stalling issue

Johnj wrote:Dude the OP finished this thread in 2007. They moved on. Start a new thread with your information and someone will help you.
9 years later isn't the time to ask the question?
by storysunfolding
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: The Funny Farm
Topic: Posting and you!
Replies: 4
Views: 4707

Re: Posting and you!

You should definitely bump this every 9 years. You're a little early this time around... but that's ok since today is my birthday. I was 23 when I first posted this...
by storysunfolding
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: About to be a proud new owner of an 82 Nighthawk 650 as my first bike EVER! So... yeah, kinda excited.
Replies: 23
Views: 5768

Re: About to be a proud new owner of an 82 Nighthawk 650 as my first bike EVER! So... yeah, kinda excited.

Check out this site. http://www.partsnmore.com/parts/honda/cb650c/?filters[fitting]=custom&filters[page]=2 Grab the fuel valve and brake rebuild kits. If you can afford another grand it would be easier to have a mechanic do this for you. If not, see if you can find a local forum and wrenching day fo...
by storysunfolding
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: About to be a proud new owner of an 82 Nighthawk 650 as my first bike EVER! So... yeah, kinda excited.
Replies: 23
Views: 5768

Re: About to be a proud new owner of an 82 Nighthawk 650 as my first bike EVER! So... yeah, kinda excited.

Worry about safety. If I were you Id inventory what I need first. No way you are getting around not buying new tires. Carbs are going to need to be pulled and cleaned. Brake system rebuilt (you can try flushing fluid through it by opening the nipple as you squeeze the lever - a bottle might do it- t...
by storysunfolding
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: About to be a proud new owner of an 82 Nighthawk 650 as my first bike EVER! So... yeah, kinda excited.
Replies: 23
Views: 5768

Re: About to be a proud new owner of an 82 Nighthawk 650 as my first bike EVER! So... yeah, kinda excited.

You want a petcock (fuel valve) rebuild kit. Can't hurt to do a master cylinder rebuild kit (brakes) and switch to steel braided lines at the same time.

Pictures?
by storysunfolding
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: About to be a proud new owner of an 82 Nighthawk 650 as my first bike EVER! So... yeah, kinda excited.
Replies: 23
Views: 5768

Re: About to be a proud new owner of an 82 Nighthawk 650 as my first bike EVER! So... yeah, kinda excited.

I missed the $2k... You can buy a running Vulcan 500 inside the DC beltway for $2k. 20 years newer, better motor, great sound. Pre 85 nighthawk is... Ok but not worth $2k
by storysunfolding
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: About to be a proud new owner of an 82 Nighthawk 650 as my first bike EVER! So... yeah, kinda excited.
Replies: 23
Views: 5768

Re: About to be a proud new owner of an 82 Nighthawk 650 as my first bike EVER! So... yeah, kinda excited.

So he said he has "winterized" which I'm assuming covers tank maintenance along with the proclaimed yearly oil changes. From looking down in from above it looked clean save for some slight brownish discoloration but nothing scary. Should I take some sort of carb cleaner spray with me? Could that be...
by storysunfolding
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Harley-Davidson V-Rod not a Harley-Davidson
Replies: 32
Views: 15971

Re: Harley-Davidson V-Rod not a Harley-Davidson

Meh- seems like the people didn't really care too much about this 4+ years ago. I doubt they will anymore today. Anything put out by Harley is a Harley. Since this thread started I added a certification to teach the Harley Davidson Riding Academy. All the dealers I've taught at, associated HOG chapt...
by storysunfolding
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2015 BMW S1000XR - Coolness Factor = 70.8%
Replies: 15
Views: 8073

Re: This Week: 2015 BMW S1000XR - Vote Now

I went awesome. I loved my S1000RR and the power it gave me but hated the seating for long rides. This combines my two favorite bikes- the Strom and the S1000 into a really cool new category Adventure Sport, which I see as taking Sport Touring and making it more nimble and agile than a big heavy bik...
by storysunfolding
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Motorcycle Lift or jack
Replies: 5
Views: 4561

Re: Motorcycle Lift or jack

I've seen users bolt on custom cut out 4x4's to those atv/motorcycle lifts. It allows the wood to come into contact with the frame while missing crushable exhausts or other nonstructural parts. Great solution if you have access to saws.
by storysunfolding
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Didn't want to jack the thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2806

Re: Didn't want to jack the thread

I picked up my sidecar rig for a lark. It's been great for a few different reasons. Riding in winter conditions- The third wheel keeps her upright Bigger loads - Need to take a couple servers into DC but still want to take the HOV and get free parking? Want to enjoy the weather and confuse people wh...
by storysunfolding
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Suzuki Blvd C50 Aftermarket Exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 10087

Re: Suzuki Blvd C50 Aftermarket Exhaust

I like your commitment to the long shame.
by storysunfolding
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Helmet Intercoms
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Re: Helmet Intercoms

Brumbear , I was hoping to avoid just that situation myself . I rant , yell at stupid cage drivers , and often think out loud in general , do any systems have a kind of 'Over-ride' that prevent my incoherent , not so polite rambling from being broadcast to the entire group ? You'd be surprised what...
by storysunfolding
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Helmet Intercoms
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Re: Helmet Intercoms

Good find!
by storysunfolding
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Helmet Intercoms
Replies: 9
Views: 3456

Re: Helmet Intercoms

Almost two years ago now I got to test all the models on the market as part of building the On Street Experience course for Cape Fox Professional Services (They run the military traffic safety program for the US Navy & Marine Corps as well as the PA state program- hopefully more soon). After testing...
by storysunfolding
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Group ride to Richmond, VA
Replies: 1
Views: 3540

Re: Group ride to Richmond, VA

Link doesn't seem to work. Where does the ride start?
by storysunfolding
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Please help me eliminate a few choices
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

Re: Please help me eliminate a few choices

The bikes you listed don't really fit the bill. What about an FZ-1 or 6
by storysunfolding
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special: Coolness = 60.3%
Replies: 46
Views: 16965

Re: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special: Coolness = 60

Sure, but on a common feature in it's class? That's like hating on a BMW because of the leather seats!
by storysunfolding
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special: Coolness = 60.3%
Replies: 46
Views: 16965

Re: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special: Coolness = 60

Not to mention how many bikes add gps systems or tablets that provide maps, music and caller I'd for cellphone calls. The market asks for it so why not build it into the bike? Your personal thoughts on safety don't change that.