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by SilentComposer
Tue May 26, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: CBR Trouble after warm
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Nope, I always keep them off. Would leaving the high beam switch in the on position do anything if you left it over night? Because after a ride at night when I come home I just turn off my bike rather than turning off my high beams. It couldn't drain anything because the lights are off and the bike ...
by SilentComposer
Tue May 26, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: CBR Trouble after warm
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Perfect, thanks for all the help everyone.
by SilentComposer
Mon May 25, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: CBR Trouble after warm
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Thank you so much! You described everything perfectly, that is exactly what happened to my bike. This of course is both good news and bad news. As it doesn't mean I need to hundreds of dollars on getting something fixed, but it also means there isn't much to fix it. So in case this does happen again...
by SilentComposer
Mon May 25, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: CBR Trouble after warm
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

It's a CBR 600RR 2005. The battery seems to be in good shape, because it turns just fine when I start it colder. But I could check regardless. I haven't had to change it since I got the bike. Which is about a year and a half ago.
by SilentComposer
Sat May 23, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: CBR Trouble after warm
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

CBR Trouble after warm

Hey everyone. I have had this issue that goes on and off and I think I finally put the pieces together as to when it happens. What happens is that when I try to start the bike I turn the key and hit the starter and it appears that my electrical system restarts on the bike and nothing happens. The st...
by SilentComposer
Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 4571

There is two steps behind my apartment that I could put the bikes and they would be out of sight and off the street. Plus right next to my back door. So ramp ideas? Two steps is all I am dealing with. I could almost get it down without it... But like you guys said ground clearance. Plus getting back...
by SilentComposer
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 4571

It sounds like the ideal situation would be to obviously put it in my living room. It has like 3 steps to get to my door... Is it actually possible to ride up and down stairs... How do I go about that? If that is not possible then I would get the disc lock with an alarm and a cover and if possible w...
by SilentComposer
Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Some advice
Replies: 23
Views: 4571

Some advice

So, my girlfriend and I are moving to a new place. The only problem with the place is that there is no off street parking. The area is really nice... But I don't know what to do about our bikes. We are going to have to park them on the street. Does anyone else have to do this? What are some of my op...
by SilentComposer
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Restarting my Ninja
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Restarting my Ninja

Alright, so my friend and I are trying to revive my 2000 Ninja ex250 It used to be my main bike, but I got a new one and stopped riding it as often. About 5 months ago it stopped starting. The only issue I had with the bike when I was riding it was that it would die if I let it idle for too long, es...
by SilentComposer
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: HELP!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2928

It's always a good idea to buy a bike when you don't know where it came from.

Try posting some pictures.
by SilentComposer
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Skid mark club
Replies: 7
Views: 2498

Well I can bend the clutch lever back into place I think. Is the shifter lever easy to fix?
by SilentComposer
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Skid mark club
Replies: 7
Views: 2498

Skid mark club

I learned a valuable lesson today. New tires + them being cold = not much traction. So I was making a left turn and the rear tire just lost traction and I laid it down. I slid on my side(I think) and somehow ended up standing on my feet after I stopped moving. My first thought was, oh man is my bike...
by SilentComposer
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Sealant
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Follow up from today. I took the bike in to the shop, and they said I actually had two leaks, one with some form of metal still in it and another hole without anything in it. So I replaced the tire and my break pads while at it. So I am able to ride again. Moral of the story... Check your tires kids.
by SilentComposer
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Sealant
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

I'm not exactly sure where it's leaking at. I guess the smartest thing to do right now is to take it to my mechanic and see what they have to say. Needless to say, I won't be riding until I get this taken care of. A sad week this will be for me.

Thanks for the replies everyone.
by SilentComposer
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Sealant
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Sealant

Ok, it sounds like a bad idea and I am not sure why. I recently discovered that my tire is losing air very quickly. My question is, is it safe to use sealant on a motorcycle tire? Common sense is telling me that it's not, but I dunno. Maybe someone can shed some light here.
by SilentComposer
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Gear addiction
Replies: 10
Views: 3387

Gear addiction

Hello everyone.

I am always looking at buying new gear, new jackets, helmets, gloves, pants, boots... Anything. At the moment I only own two jackets, two helmets, gloves and boots.

how much gear do you own? How often do you get new stuff?
by SilentComposer
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: MSF in 2 more days..
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

I hadn't been ever been on a bike prior to the class either. Nor had I really driven a manual shifting car. The class does move pretty brisk once you get on the bikes, but if you stay calm and take it a step at a time it's no problem. You aren't tested until the end, so don't worry about how easy or...
by SilentComposer
Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Rain
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

I was in a slight hurry(But not a rush) So I took the highway, I figured the bike mostly going straight was better on a wet surface.

Thanks for the replies.
by SilentComposer
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Rain
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Rain

Hey everyone, I just had a quick question.

After it has rained or is raining. Is it safer to ride on the highway or to take back roads?
by SilentComposer
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Safe way to get Motorcycle license help?
Replies: 9
Views: 3387

Yeah, I was going to do the same thing. But I found out here in California you need your class C license first... So I just have my permit for both right now, waiting to borrow a car to go take the test in so I can get my full MC license.