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by guitar guru
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Riding low (fork problems)
Replies: 2
Views: 1930

Riding low (fork problems)

My front forks are riding pretty low. Is this generally an indication that they are running low on fork oil? 'Cause I know I have a slow leak (even after they were resealed).
by guitar guru
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Is my battery dead? Is my charging system fried?
Replies: 14
Views: 6267

Well I took the battery to Napa Auto Parts and had it load tested and it showed 12 volts normally and 7 volts under a load, so the battery isn't the problem. He said it had a pretty full charge too, but when I reinstalled it, the engine is still cranking over pretty slow. Is this the sign of a bad s...
by guitar guru
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Is my battery dead? Is my charging system fried?
Replies: 14
Views: 6267

Is my battery dead? Is my charging system fried?

I left my motorcycle for a little over a month (with gas stabilizer in it) and got back to find the cycle with starting problems. It wasn't starting after lots of turning over. Well I jumped it with a friend's car and all was well. I went to a couple places and it started up fine afterward, but then...
by guitar guru
Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I Need a New Chain
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

What about this chain here: I found out my chain is a 530 o-ring 102 link.

http://www.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/p ... 105092.asp
by guitar guru
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I Need a New Chain
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Thanks for the advice. I'm shopping online for aftermarket chains that run $40-$100. The $400 chain was if I were to order an original manufacturer part direct from kawasaki, but that is obviously not going to happen.
by guitar guru
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I Need a New Chain
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

I Need a New Chain

Well, my chain has died: It came off the rear sprocket while I was riding down my street. I found out why: one of the links was bent out of shape-don't know how, but it is old, so that probably had something to do with it. Anyway, so I need a new chain. The OEM chain is $400, so I'm looking at after...
by guitar guru
Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How did this happen? A tragic accident dissected...
Replies: 40
Views: 7707

Seems to me like one of those freak accidents where a bunch of little things add up to one big mess. If any little detail were altered, it would have been prevented. That's a major bummer.
by guitar guru
Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: anybody here have ever tried this?
Replies: 29
Views: 5948

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by guitar guru
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Pics from my weekend trip...
Replies: 13
Views: 2348

SLO...That's where I live. Where did your trip end in SLO?
by guitar guru
Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Leaky Forks
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Leaky Forks

I pulled my front forks off my bike because they leak oil, and I don't have the right tools to take the forks apart. I called the dealership and they said it'd be $180 for the labor if I brought the forks in. Does this seem reasonable? How much should I pay?
by guitar guru
Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Stunt Junkies
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Stunt Junkies

Anyone catch Stunt Junkies last night on the Discovery Channel? The guy did a 137 MPH nose wheelie, breaking the world record of 97 MPH! It was pretty cool, but not as cool as the souped up ZX-14 he got to ride.

And the parachute stunt after it was cool too.
by guitar guru
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2 strokes?
Replies: 34
Views: 6281

the cons seem to outweigh the pros. :( The cons do outweigh the pros in most applications, but for dirtbikes of pwc's, the better power to weight ratio of two strokes outweighs all the disadvantages, especially since these vehicles are usually used far less frequently than most vehicles on the road.
by guitar guru
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I went down today.
Replies: 16
Views: 4500

by guitar guru
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2006 Aprilia RS125 video.
Replies: 38
Views: 7054

So, being a 2 stroke, that explains the huge power difference over, say, a 4 stroke 125cc bike, technology aside. But that also means that you could never ride it on the street anyway, at least in the US, unless this engine has some kind of magical emission control system.
by guitar guru
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: A fellow rider dropped her bike...
Replies: 12
Views: 3416

Was she hot? No... If I had a choice between her and the bike, I'd choose the bike. To everyone else, thanks for the info...especially zootech, 'cause I can almost guarantee she never turned the bike off. I'm way better prepared if I ever run into this again in the future, or -gasp- it happens to m...
by guitar guru
Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 2006 Aprilia RS125 video.
Replies: 38
Views: 7054

-Is that a 2-stroke engine 'cause it sounds like one (but that could be just the crappy audio)?
-Is that speedometer in MPH or KPH?
by guitar guru
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Tank slappers
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

I have allways cranked the throttle and it straightened out, My bike does it if I ride with no hands but only at certan speeds and I can usualy just lean back and it straightens out. Sort of Squidish I know but I dont do it anywhere but straight roads with no one around Same thing used to happen to...
by guitar guru
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Verm I thought of you when i read this.
Replies: 13
Views: 3055

What about a hydrogen powered motorcycle prototype? All you'd here is the wind blowing by and all of the sudden you're dead.
by guitar guru
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: A fellow rider dropped her bike...
Replies: 12
Views: 3416

A fellow rider dropped her bike...

...while I was coming up on the left turn onto my street yesterday. I was behind her by a couple cars and a guy in a truck next to her helped her get it back up. When traffic moved and I got up to her she asked me if she was supposed to hold the throttle wide open if the engine is flooded when start...
by guitar guru
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Speedometer error
Replies: 22
Views: 4601

So if your speedometer is analog and it's inaccurate, will it throw off the odometer as well, or is this only the case in digital bikes?