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by sharpmagna
Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: too many bikes - what to look for
Replies: 25
Views: 6421

For cruiser type bikes, a bike in the 650-800cc range would be a good starter. What you really want to look for is the Hp rating on a bike, Most 800cc bike have around 50hp and that is a good number to start at. It's not too powerful to get you in trouble fast, but it is enough to keep you interest...
by sharpmagna
Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Haynes vs. Clymers
Replies: 16
Views: 3445

The manufacturers would be the best IMO.
by sharpmagna
Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: 6'3" 290lb's EX250 right for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

The only way to really find out is to sit on it to see if it is too cramped for your frame. Some big guys have started on it and have been fine, but every body is different. Some are longer in the legs, some taller in the torso.
by sharpmagna
Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: running away from cops
Replies: 36
Views: 6697

How about a knee digging into your shoulder blades and a baton to the back of the head?
by sharpmagna
Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Nasty, nasty roads.
Replies: 27
Views: 7164

Why does it seem some people want to start out the year with a stick up there bum? :roll:
by sharpmagna
Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Anyone read why Vulcan 750 was dropped?
Replies: 3
Views: 1517

Yeah the VN750 was pretty long in the tooth. The VN900 is a very worthy replacement in my opinion.
by sharpmagna
Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: FJ600 Engine Guard installation?
Replies: 8
Views: 4747

I noticed that one of the mounts seems to go around a round part of the frame and the other side is flat. I think the flat side connects to the front motor mount (Near the exhaust header) . I don't know if it is long enough to go from front to back covering the engine cases as I don't have any persp...
by sharpmagna
Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Man this is frustrating
Replies: 25
Views: 5533

Also bug your friends about motorcycles. You'll be suprised that some may have bikes or know someone who has a bike and doesn't put it to use. I got my bike from a buddy at work for $1800. It's my first and I've put down 8k miles on it and still counting....
by sharpmagna
Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: New Vulcan 900 Custom
Replies: 8
Views: 6349

Well if this is your first bike, I wouldn't buy new. Buy a cheap, used bike just to learn on and then buy the bike you want. It is very likely that you will drop the bike (one way or another) while you are learning. Would you rather drop a cheap beater bike or your sparkling new bike? The 900LT (tou...
by sharpmagna
Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: wow.has this happened to you? almost crashed 30 mins ago
Replies: 16
Views: 4260

Yeah I'm looking at your location, and it's probably pretty cold in Wisconsin. Well, your tire will change 1 PSI for every 10 degrees of temp change. If you haven't checked it in a while, check it now. Could there have been some sand or gravel on the road too?
by sharpmagna
Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: BIke related Xmas presents?
Replies: 25
Views: 6673

May parentals got me a gift certificate to the local cycle shop and my sister/bro-in-law got me a leather tool pouch for the bike. 8)
by sharpmagna
Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: LADIES - Seems like alot of us are "on the hill"
Replies: 14
Views: 9958

So I'm assuming you got a Honda, but which model? Pics please 8)
by sharpmagna
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: New JD Powers survey
Replies: 9
Views: 5733

Wow, Victory has high marks across the board.
by sharpmagna
Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: too many bikes - what to look for
Replies: 25
Views: 6421

For cruiser type bikes, a bike in the 650-800cc range would be a good starter. What you really want to look for is the Hp rating on a bike, Most 800cc bike have around 50hp and that is a good number to start at. It's not too powerful to get you in trouble fast, but it is enough to keep you intereste...
by sharpmagna
Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: pro-bolt vs. powdercoating
Replies: 5
Views: 3995

I believe Powdercoating would stand up to abuse better than annodizing. Powdercoating covers the bolt in a powdered paint and then the paint is baked on creating a protective layer of the bolt that is fairly thick. Annodizing is actually a controlled rusting process. The rusting proces creates a ver...
by sharpmagna
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Bike Won't Start Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3140

I thought it might be the battery but the lights still work so I figured it wasn't. Could it still be the battery even though all of the lights still work? Yup, the battery cold have enough juice to power on the indicator lights and headlights, but not enough to crank over the bike. Just try to cha...
by sharpmagna
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Bike Won't Start Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3140

Try charging your battery. That clicking noise is your starter so that sound means it is trying to start. You could also try to jump start it.
by sharpmagna
Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First Ride, Woo-Hoo!
Replies: 21
Views: 5464

What no pics!?!! sheesh congrats on the new bike.
by sharpmagna
Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: VeronesiRacing - best regards from Italy
Replies: 22
Views: 6143

Welcome to the site. I'm not sure if anyone else is experiencing this, but I can't get to the english version of the website.
by sharpmagna
Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Lost ignition key '95 Suzi gs500 e
Replies: 5
Views: 2424

yeah that sounds really expensive. my friend lost his and took the ignition module to a locksmith and they cut a key for him for less than $10.