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by ticktock
Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 2802

Screw in the side of my rear tire this summer cost me $160. to replace tire at dealers, I took it off myself could not blance wheel but well be able to next time. A friend replaced his rear tire on a Honda 900 bought on line $135.00 but he put it on, dealer wanted another $30. to just mount the tire...
by ticktock
Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Having Trouble Idling
Replies: 2
Views: 2275

Had the same problem and checked my filter and plugs it was ok so all I did was to adjust the choke cable and it works fine now. It never took me 15 minutes to warn up even with the choke out of adjustment. 05 Kawasaki 800 Classic. Had a friend some years back with similar problem and it ended up a ...
by ticktock
Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: frame?
Replies: 1
Views: 2021

frame?

05 Kawasaki 800 Classic
Just wondering if anyone else here has taken a look at there frame on the right side (brake side) about half way up there is a rather large notch in the frame I know that the frame comes apart and is held in place by a couple screws but should the be a notch in the frame?
by ticktock
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: For the BEGINNER BIKER
Replies: 169
Views: 168433

After reading more stats I do agree with the findings so I don't know what some of you want. You don't learn if you don't ask. :wink: Like I said I wanted to learn but I think I well take it to people who have a more open mind and can help instead of ridiculing with rude remarks’. Mikeydude If you f...
by ticktock
Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: For the BEGINNER BIKER
Replies: 169
Views: 168433

Flynrider you can come down now and take a deep breath. Attitude son it’s all in your attitude that’s what my father use to say. If you want to try and be above others and nit pick then you well never get your point across. Finally what I have been asking for the numbers something other then a bunch...
by ticktock
Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: For the BEGINNER BIKER
Replies: 169
Views: 168433

No different then when you get in a car, that first few miles are the ones you have to take in consideration even when you leave the office after a hard days work. Could it also be that there are more cars on the road as well? Mikeydude you stated that: More crashes happen to people with no training...
by ticktock
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: For the BEGINNER BIKER
Replies: 169
Views: 168433

Mikeydude I was with you up to the point you came up. More crashes happen to people not wearing safety gear. I am sorry but that one is way out there. More crashes happen to people with no training? 10 minutes from home Just where did you get these facts because I sure can’t find them anywhere? Flyn...
by ticktock
Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: For the BEGINNER BIKER
Replies: 169
Views: 168433

Motorcycle accidents are more likely to occur at night-with an increased number of fatal crashes occurring after dark as well (motorcycle accident statistics show that 60% of all fatalities happened at night) Nearly half of all motorcycle operators involved in fatal crashes were speeding Around 80% ...
by ticktock
Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: For the BEGINNER BIKER
Replies: 169
Views: 168433

Mikeydude I have been saying much the same as you. My wife ask me if I am A fool on a 500 what makes the difference if I am on a 1000. She looks at this way if I am going down the freeway and hit a truck and I am on a 500 well I be any better off then if I am on a 1000 anything? She say’s if I don’t...
by ticktock
Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Motorcycle Seat Heights
Replies: 27
Views: 50363

The last bike I sold we just put a lowering kit on it (Kawasaki 800) for the lady around 5’6 and she loved it. I just changed my stock seat out for a single Mustang seat and it brought me up less then inch but not enough that it changed my footing or control. I tell people that it is best to have yo...
by ticktock
Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: For the BEGINNER BIKER
Replies: 169
Views: 168433

Redbar1 As for insurance quotes, Progressive gave me the best quote. State Farm was higher. I checked Geico, too. All I can say about Geico is, in my opinion, "They must be high on drugs." I don’t know what to say I only pay $150.00 per year with Geico and I am upping my coverage this year so my ra...
by ticktock
Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Dealer advice...
Replies: 18
Views: 4016

I think you well find that just about any vehicle you buy it’s value well drop very fast and most likely when you go to sell it you well owe more on it then what you would be able to sell it for. I mean if you bought a bike for lets say $5,000 and paid $100.00 a month for one year and then decided t...
by ticktock
Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Smoke or not to smoke
Replies: 11
Views: 2784

When I bought my bike new the dealer smoked the tire. He said it It conditioned the tire so it was not so slick and felt it was safer to do for new riders. If I remember correctly he also said it took some of the roundness out of the tire making it better to handle on the road. I personally go with ...
by ticktock
Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: For the BEGINNER BIKER
Replies: 169
Views: 168433

At this point and time I am so confused over the issue of bike size it makes my head spin. Having had a Mac Shamrock Shake this month it was not a pretty site to see, wipers going on all the cars in back of me at 65 miles and hour down the freeway. Throttle too much on big bike, to heavy to hold up,...
by ticktock
Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Smoke or not to smoke
Replies: 11
Views: 2784

Smoke or not to smoke

Ok I have to ask? I had the luck of picking up a screw in my back tire last week and had to take my wheel off $155.00 bucks to replace. Lesson learned going to Harbor Freight and but tire machine to do my own from now on but to the point when I picked up my wheel the guy made the comment I should sm...
by ticktock
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: intro me
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

Now that's nice,real nice love the color. If my 800 comes out half as nice I'll be happy. 8)
by ticktock
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: intro me
Replies: 6
Views: 1571

intro me

Over 50 and started back to riding last year after 24 years of crying. Bought last year new Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic. Great little bike but had to change a few things on it, seat first and then for fun cruise control, grips and getting ready to do paint job on it. I should say up to 1981 lived on...