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by Sev
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: harley and sport bikers
Replies: 61
Views: 15178

Good n bad in every group. Too be honest, I don't really wave as much as I used to. Too many bikes on the road now-a-days.
by Sev
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Engine Life, 21k too much?
Replies: 9
Views: 2404

Put 31000km on my last bike and the engine was just as strong as the day I bought it. I think... I didn't really use all the engine the day I bought it.
by Sev
Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Have ya'll seen this awareness ad?
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

It's actually a self-defense mechanism in the brain. Basic idea is that you cannot see or focus on something that you are not paying attention too. Simply because there is far too much incoming information for your brain to process.
by Sev
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: SV650S Clunk!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

Most sportbikes come fully assembled from factory. Just install the windscreen, and check the adjustments.
by Sev
Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Having Warranty Work Done
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

It's possible that if you schedule it right you could get the work done while you wait.
by Sev
Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: How long before I feel comfortable?
Replies: 20
Views: 10832

How long did it take you to get used to your new job? How long did it take you to break in those shoes? How long did it take to learn to touch type?

It's a little different for everyone. But the more you do it... the easier it gets.
by Sev
Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: SV650S Clunk!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

Might also be the forks bushings showing some wear... or the brake pads moving inside the calipers... or the floating discs moving around in the carriers...

all kinds of stuff goes clunk in the front end.
by Sev
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Lowering Throttle Sensitivity?
Replies: 22
Views: 9047

Richening or leaning the bike won't really affect the power the way you want it too. It will affect the life of the engine though.
by Sev
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Lowering Throttle Sensitivity?
Replies: 22
Views: 9047

Set the throttle cable slack WAYYYYY out. Not recomended, but it'll work.
by Sev
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Forgot to do something...
Replies: 14
Views: 5332

Quick addition - make sure the old o-ring on the spin on type came off with the old filter.
by Sev
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Forgot to do something...
Replies: 14
Views: 5332

It will be fine, just ride the darn thing.
by Sev
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: It Wont Start!
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Put gas in it, then check the safety switches.
by Sev
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: V-Twin vs Inline 4
Replies: 27
Views: 6927

Brackstone wrote:
KingRobb wrote:I am always amazed at the number of different length vs girth arguments riders can get into. Do any of you just like to ride?
It's the sport bikers KingRobb. Those darned kids!!

(btw I'm 27 :o)
Generalizations again... tsk tsk
by Sev
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: V-Twin vs Inline 4
Replies: 27
Views: 6927

Thankfully most motorcycles have this "shifter" doohickey that allows you to keep the engine in the powerband. Maybe so, but say an SV pulls up next to ya. when he pins the throttle down, he's gonna imediately take off, but you have to either shift down a couple gears, or wait for the RPMs to come ...
by Sev
Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: V-Twin vs Inline 4
Replies: 27
Views: 6927

About 60km/h is where hp takes over from torque. And V-twins will always be better at producing torque then inline fours.

The 600 inline fours have this really neat HIT at about 10,000rpm. Makes things a lot of fun. Keep the engine boiling and you'll get somewhere fast.
by Sev
Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Misadventures in wrenching and riding
Replies: 265
Views: 89734

Dude... you're supposed to put an engine in there not a loon. :D

LoL, great picture though keep up the hard work. I don't envy you having to work on something like that.
by Sev
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: First gear issues
Replies: 11
Views: 4211

Uhhh, what were the parts that were missing? I'd want a detailed accounting if it were me.

I know it's a long ride, but if you want someone to work on your bike whose actually invested in making sure you stay on the road safe and sound I'd be more then happy to help.
by Sev
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: What about Chinese bikes?
Replies: 33
Views: 11867

I have zero faith in Chinese built units.
by Sev
Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: First gear issues
Replies: 11
Views: 4211

Which side did it go down on? Likely just a misadjusted clutch or shift lever. If not it could be worse then that... bent shift fork (yikes). Check your clutch lever freeplay and then your shiftshaft area for any signs of damage.
by Sev
Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Help w/ a 1982 Yamaha XS400 Maxim
Replies: 5
Views: 3530

Kickstand safety switch?