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by Ninja Geoff
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: What if i lay my bike down?
Replies: 22
Views: 7030

if you do lay your bike down, don't think about how the bike will turn out. Just get your "O Ring" out from under it, ecspecially if it goes on it's right side where the exhaust is. that "poo poo"'ll burn through your gear if it's there too long. Ok, I'm a real novice as far as this goes... :oops: ...
by Ninja Geoff
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New rider, Suzuki GS 500 E
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Just talked to mom/step dad for a bit about. First before i can even consider looking at the bike, i gotta get the permit/MSF. So thurs i'll be getting the permit and calling the MSF people. Also, i have to have a quote from the insurance peeps on costs. Shouldn't be THAT much for a 96 GS500 :) . He...
by Ninja Geoff
Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: First fall off of Bike
Replies: 23
Views: 8153

first time i went down? uhm... about 10 mins after i got on it maybe? It's a recurring trend, push hard, fall, push hard, fall. Getting better though :o set up little tests for myself. i think "okay, last time i was this far into this gear, let's see if i can pin that gear all the way through" i've ...
by Ninja Geoff
Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: craftsman tools?
Replies: 19
Views: 6935

Snap-On 8) Worth the price IMHO. Snapped a KY socket... Followed by a Crafstman socket... Then the Snap-On socket... Worked like a charm. I moved the breaker bar MAYBE an inch when snaping the KY/Crafstman. Neither time did the nut budge. Doing the brakes on my car. BUUUT snap on is pricey. Not sayi...
by Ninja Geoff
Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: walmarts
Replies: 14
Views: 6160

there are two near me. On in New Hampshire (the closer one) and one in Northampton, MA. I like the NH one better, no tax :D
by Ninja Geoff
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: What if i lay my bike down?
Replies: 22
Views: 7030

if you do lay your bike down, don't think about how the bike will turn out. Just get your "O Ring" out from under it, ecspecially if it goes on it's right side where the exhaust is. that "poo poo"'ll burn through your gear if it's there too long. And if you DO put it down, don't get discouraged! Sti...
by Ninja Geoff
Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New rider, Suzuki GS 500 E
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Talked to the guy who owns it. $700! Buuut he has no clue why it's still not running. Gonna go look at it with my step-dad, he'll probably be able to tell what's wrong and how much it'll cost to fix. Did the same with my XR200R and so far he's been dead on. He's one of those guys who has the "touch"...
by Ninja Geoff
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How old are the Members here?
Replies: 97
Views: 51778

I'm 18. Just started riding at the start of summer. No (real) road cruising yet, gotta stick to the trails. Wouldn't be so bad if a state trooper didn't live on my road :frusty: . It's actually decent for practicing on, the one time i was able (lost in VT, took roads back, shh don't tell my mom :win...
by Ninja Geoff
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New rider, Suzuki GS 500 E
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

New rider, Suzuki GS 500 E

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/suzuki_gs_500_e_1996.php My friend's roomate is selling one of those soon. It was his learner bike, so i figured it could work. I think he wants ~$1,250 or so. Buuuuuut something broke when he was riding today and the bike just sorta stopped running. Hopefuly it's no...
by Ninja Geoff
Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: $10 Million
Replies: 33
Views: 9227

$10,000,000?
Damn... 1000 AWHP R34 GTR?

Built a nice house on a lot of land and have a 5 mile track built so i can race my R34 and any bikes i got/learned to ride.
by Ninja Geoff
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: carb cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 4907

txbadboy wrote:hmm...pipe cleaner...yeah that might work. and brake cleaner..god u have to love that stuff. kills wasps instantly too!! lol thanks guys..any other ideas very welcome! :D
lmfao, wasps eh? i'll have to try that.
by Ninja Geoff
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: carb cleaning
Replies: 11
Views: 4907

hmmm...guess some good ol fashioned elbow grease is in order huh? :P haha...thats ok i guess. what about the carburetor main body, and all those small passages? think the chem-dip will get that well enough? cant fit a toothbrush in there! haha Try Brake Klean with a little straw on the end of it (s...
by Ninja Geoff
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: tire measurements...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Unfourtunatly the cool graphical thing on top doesn't go low enough for bike tires, but if you punch in the tire size in the calc at the bottom, it'll tell you size in inches
by Ninja Geoff
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Downshifting or coasting?
Replies: 25
Views: 9188

That might answer my question about race riders. I frequently notice them throttling when going down through each gear as they approach turns and wondered why. Thanks for the information. n/p, not only does it help slow down with out having a big brake battle, but also plops them into their power b...
by Ninja Geoff
Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Downshifting or coasting?
Replies: 25
Views: 9188

Down shifting/engine braking can be bad for cars and bikes if you don't know what you're doing. The trick is (cars and bikes both) clutch, downshift, rev up, ease out clutch **. Cause if you're in 3rd gear, clutch in with out revving, the motor slows down, but since the trans is attached to the driv...
by Ninja Geoff
Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 7
Views: 2801

I'd love to pick up an old not running bike and fix it as a project! Good luck.

(ps - sorry to thread jack, but ever been over to Altimas.net? That's a decent looking 2nd gen you've got there.)
by Ninja Geoff
Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 757
Views: 310459

Current and only so far is my 1999 Honda XR200R (psst, it's a dirtbike)
by Ninja Geoff
Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy.
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

good idea on the safety course. though i need the moto permit first to take the course. And yeah, it's mainly in mud that i drop it, i just hit the throttle too hard and the wheel kicks out from under me. THough doing that a lot has gotten me better at correcting it at speed on dirt. Havn't highside...
by Ninja Geoff
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy.
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

New guy.

Hey, I'm a newbie. I joined hoping to learn a few things about riding and hopefully (eventually) share some riding stories and experiances. For now i'm on a 1999 Honda XR200R i bought off a kid from school for $900. So far it's been a good learner and been a blast to toss down the trails next to my ...