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by mgdavis
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Ninja 250 oil change
Replies: 5
Views: 5930

Like JStark says, there should be two specs for oil changes. On my Strom I think it's 2300ml if you don't change the filter, or 2900ml if the filter gets changed.

Your owners manual should give you both figures.
by mgdavis
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What does the W mean?
Replies: 18
Views: 3544

Ah well. Take a WAG, sometimes you're right, sometimes you're wrong.
by mgdavis
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What does the W mean?
Replies: 18
Views: 3544

World, I believe.
by mgdavis
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: engine dying at mommentary stops
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

Does it start hard? What RPM does the engine idle at? Does it run well otherwise?
by mgdavis
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Signed Sealed and Delivered.
Replies: 6
Views: 2559

Congrats, those seem like really cool little bikes.

Only a couple short months till spring.
by mgdavis
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Total Motorcycle on Facebook.
Replies: 18
Views: 2691

jaskc78 wrote:i don't have a facebook thing...profile? login? account? address? whatever it's called, i don't have it.
And????

You want us to sign you up or something?

Somebody else needs to figure out how to post pics there, I'm tired of looking at my own. :laughing:
by mgdavis
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Safer Salute to Fellow Bikers
Replies: 34
Views: 7829

I try to not be a dick here very much. This rates it though, IMO. It's called common sense . If it's not safe to take your hand off the bars - DON'T. If you don't feel like waving - DON'T. I don't get all hurt when another rider doesn't wave. I usually wave, but I don't worry that the other rider is...
by mgdavis
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Off Season Bike Lust
Replies: 22
Views: 4534

I love that CB. The only, and I do mean only, thing I don't care for is the passenger peg bracket.

We need a leg humping smiley.
by mgdavis
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I did it!
Replies: 4
Views: 1437

Awesome. Enjoy it, those flat fours were awesome engines.

First real bike I ever rode was my dad's '77 GL1000 when I was about 14. His had the big Windjammer fairing, I always sort of wanted to make it naked. My first bike, a '79 CB750, looked just like a baby GL.
by mgdavis
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The ramblings of mgdavis
Replies: 169
Views: 91256

It has been a pretty dry and warm January so I've been logging some miles here and there. Nothing epic, but it's good to be in the saddle. I got the missing heel guard replaced, and finally got a new rubber mat for the rack to replace the one that I ripped off installing the Action Packer. I washed ...
by mgdavis
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Triumph Demo Ride Schedule
Replies: 3
Views: 4751

It takes :spam: to raise a thread from the dead. :evil:
by mgdavis
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Biker with Bike Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 7545

Ear plugs are going to be your friend, no matter what you end up buying. My bike is relatively quiet, but it still gets uncomfortably loud once the wind noise kicks up. All your 2 cylinder bikes should be more or less suitable for a new rider, though the DL650 in pretty tall and the SV makes just a ...
by mgdavis
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Re-starting Riding
Replies: 13
Views: 5053

I looked at the Ninja 500 but SHE didnt like it LOL The sport bikes just dont do it for her. I have my eye on a 2006 Vulcan 500 for $3099 at a dealer. it has 4800 miles. Seems like a good price and is in excellent condition. I seem to fit on it decently (it doesnt look like a unicycle under me !!LO...
by mgdavis
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Re-starting Riding
Replies: 13
Views: 5053

Also, now that I think about it more, there are more styles than just cruiser and crotch rocket. JStark and I each have Adventure Tourers, which are very different from sport bikes. Just because it's wrapped in some plastic doesn't mean it's a crotch rocket. Cruisers are great for showing off how we...
by mgdavis
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Re-starting Riding
Replies: 13
Views: 5053

Depends on her. A 650 cruiser shouldn't be anything a new rider can't handle. She's not a tiny girl, so I wouldn't foresee any real issues. If it is ultimately going to become her bike I'd suggest getting whatever she is most comfortable on, then just dealing with it for those few months before you ...
by mgdavis
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The ramblings of mgdavis
Replies: 169
Views: 91256

On the New Years Day ride my bike was rode hard and put away wet, and the abuse has taken its toll. I finally pulled the Strom back out yesterday to go for a ride, and I noticed that the backside of my chain is starting to rust. Also, at some point the rubber frame protector on the left side of the ...
by mgdavis
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Is this a dumb thought?
Replies: 20
Views: 7546

Probably not the best idea if you can't actually get out and ride. Takes some juice to crank it up, and MC alternators don't put out much power at idle. Might be a better idea to spend twenty bucks on a battery tender.
by mgdavis
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: The ramblings of mgdavis
Replies: 169
Views: 91256

Went for a New Years ride today with some of the guys off PNW Riders. Did the 101 loop around the Hood Canal, a familiar route. Stopped for lunch at Loggers Landing. It was the first time I've stopped there, and I can now recommend them. Twenty soaking wet and dripping riders (did I mention that it ...
by mgdavis
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Embarrasing n00b question
Replies: 11
Views: 4521

V-Rod as a good learners bike? It makes more horsepower than my first truck! You might as well give someone who hasn't taken driver's ed yet the keys to a Corvette. Step one - Learn how to ride a bicycle. You need to know how to balance on two wheels. Step two - Take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation c...
by mgdavis
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Thinking about buying my first bike
Replies: 11
Views: 4434

I made a 300 mile ride around the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State with a guy on a Ninja 250. At no point was he having trouble keeping up, and he seemed relatively comfortable in the saddle to boot. I would have no hesitation in recommending the 250, it will take closer to a year or two than a...