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by Wrider
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5443
Views: 657065

Re: What did you do today...

Lol no still as single as ever. Not a student, I've decided that while I love to learn, school just isn't my place. I'm working at a factory making wind turbine blades now. Vestas V110 blades to be specific.

What are you up to? Still making trouble in the great not-so-white north?
by Wrider
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5443
Views: 657065

Re: What did you do today...

Hey guys, just checking in to say hi and see how things are going.

Blues, looks like you're having a good time!

Doc, congrats on retirement!
by Wrider
Sun May 10, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5443
Views: 657065

Re: What did you do today...

Mother's day dinner. It's been raining and hailing and snowing for the past week here so no riding. How've you all been?
by Wrider
Sun May 10, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: suzuki bandit smoking
Replies: 3
Views: 4243

Re: suzuki bandit smoking

If it's after 30 seconds I'd say it's burning a little oil. Does it continue past that? If so, sounds like something is worn in your engine (probably valve guide seals). If not, you're fine, just keep on riding.
by Wrider
Sun May 10, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cee Bailey vs. Rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Re: Cee Bailey vs. Rifle

The vent is actually pretty remarkable for how much it helps in a hot environment, especially at low speeds.
by Wrider
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: SV-Wolf's Bike Blog
Replies: 1227
Views: 270102

Re: SV-Wolf's Bike Blog

I've ridden those DRs, they're great bikes!

BTW I'm sorry to have to inform you, but you missed your chance for a cameo in one of MacAskill's videos!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... Vgpw0AXzcA
by Wrider
Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wrider's Scribblings
Replies: 141
Views: 66395

Re: Wrider's Scribblings

Unfortunately that's not quite true with sportbike tires on a long straight commute. My commute is about 25 miles each way on the highway, so they get squared off really fast. Besides, I drive the Forester, which gets about 25-26 MPG on average, and the bike averages around 40. Not to mention that b...
by Wrider
Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Wrider's Scribblings
Replies: 141
Views: 66395

Re: Wrider's Scribblings

Been a while since I posted here... Let's see... Still have the bike. Didn't put many miles on it this year. An exceptionally rainy year combined with the fact that my commute is pure highway miles, then add in lots of school and the fact that I'm too broke to afford new tires and such means I didn'...
by Wrider
Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5443
Views: 657065

Re: What did you do today...

I got a couple of emails from Mike and JackoftheGreen asking if I was alright. Apparently y'all thought you could get rid of me that easily! Sorry to burst your bubbles, but I'm still alive and kicking... haha He linked me to the article though, and yeah my name is Ryan and yeah I am 28, and yeah I ...
by Wrider
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: 08 CBR 1K
Replies: 4
Views: 6004

Re: 08 CBR 1K

Not if you have a modicum of self control. A friend has a turbo gsxr1k that's never seen more than 80 on the roads...
by Wrider
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: cruise control throttle lock for an ST 1100
Replies: 6
Views: 6883

Re: cruise control throttle lock for an ST 1100

I am a cheapskate and made my own. I simply took a wire hanger, straightened it out, then wrapped it around the grip, twisting it back together just slightly longer than the brake lever. I cut it off, then covered it with 2 layers of shrink wrap. I have it right enough that it holds its grip, but lo...
by Wrider
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Engine over heat
Replies: 12
Views: 6232

Re: Engine over heat

Guess you'll have to do the M109 then!
by Wrider
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Honda Magna V30 (VF500C) engine timing
Replies: 3
Views: 3430

Re: Honda Magna V30 (VF500C) engine timing

Sure he said timing? Sounds more like valves to me.
If so there are plenty of YouTube videos on adjusting valves, and it's not that hard if you can use feeler gauges properly.
by Wrider
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5443
Views: 657065

Re: What did you do today...

Been going like crazy... School and 40 to 50 hours a week is keeping me more or less out of trouble...
by Wrider
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from CO
Replies: 5
Views: 2888

Re: Hello from CO

Welcome from the springs!
by Wrider
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Please help me with understanding a hydraulic clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 3059

Re: Please help me with understanding a hydraulic clutch

Yup what brumbear said! Those springs are about 25 pounds each, and there are usually 5 or 6 of them so around 125 to 150 lbs of pressure to activate it.
by Wrider
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: were do i ask a question about motor problems
Replies: 13
Views: 7703

Re: were do i ask a question about motor problems

Not sure but did you balance the carbs?
by Wrider
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmet Shield
Replies: 12
Views: 11570

Re: Helmet Shield

I wear a Scorpion Exo 500 and it has the internal sun visor. I love it because I leave the clear shield on and just flip the sun visor up or down depending on if I need it or not.
by Wrider
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The Frozen Nuts Game!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4034

Re: The Frozen Nuts Game!!

Lol just moving it out of the garage doesn't count. But yeah I'm in. As soon as I get a chance to replace my valve cover gasket I'll be riding a half hour to 45 minutes to work daily. Although if this winter is like last, we won't be below 0 too often.
by Wrider
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The Frozen Nuts Game!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4034

Re: The Frozen Nuts Game!!

Maybe restrict it to two wheeled vehicles to give us a fighting chance?