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Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:06 pm
by VermilionX
roscowgo wrote:Nice lookin ride V, grats on going back down to two wheels again :D
thanks man, im glad to be back!

6/13/06

i went night riding... practiced some 4K rpm take offs, and practiced some clutchless shifting.

my mechanic taught me a good technique... he said to just apply pressure on the shifter and then once i release the throttle from accelerating, it'll kick in to gear. IT WORKED!

i also did ok on my 4K rpm take offs. not yet perfect but it's ok... some other person who has a 750 said he can do it at 8K and still keep the front down. but i'll wait until i get better before i try 8K take offs.

and damn! i can't speed at night! my eyes aren't as good as they used to be a couple of years ago.

i have 451 miles now. i'll probably get it to 600 tomorrow and then have the 1st maintenance done by saturday.

and damn it! where's my TRE! :evil:

it should be here by now, i ordered it last week.

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:27 am
by Sev
Remove the english "Heaven" and "Sky". It ruins the effect.

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:33 am
by VermilionX
Sevulturus wrote:Remove the english "Heaven" and "Sky". It ruins the effect.
ok, i'll think about it more bec when i imagine it... it looks too plain w/o the text.

thanks for the comment. :D

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:07 am
by CNF2002
and damn! i can't speed at night! my eyes aren't as good as they used to be a couple of years ago.
Don't you wear a tinted visor at night? :ninja:

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:21 am
by VermilionX
CNF2002 wrote:
and damn! i can't speed at night! my eyes aren't as good as they used to be a couple of years ago.
Don't you wear a tinted visor at night? :ninja:
it didn't matter, i flip up my visor at stop lights and try to compare it. it's almost the same.

also, im using light smoke right now.

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:48 am
by CNF2002
A tinted visor is the same as a clear one? Thats just not true. I have a tinted & clear visor, there is a HUGE difference. If you cant see any difference your visor must be extremely light.

Based on your pics the visor you wear is very dark.

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:49 pm
by VermilionX
CNF2002 wrote:A tinted visor is the same as a clear one? Thats just not true. I have a tinted & clear visor, there is a HUGE difference. If you cant see any difference your visor must be extremely light.

Based on your pics the visor you wear is very dark.
i haven't posted a pic yet of my helmet and visor, you're seeing the old one. :D


6/14/06

i had a lot of twisty time today... i went back to topanga canyon. i think i improved. i was smoother this day. not that im very smooth to begin with but i improved. :laughing:

i had some close calls...

note to self: don't try to pass big trucks unless the road is straight on 1-way canyons.

whew! that was close.

also, my bike is almost broken in. i just a need a couple more miles to reach 600.

i like how im gonna get 600 miles in 2 weeks compared to my 1st bike which i got 600 miles in 2 months.

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:36 pm
by CNF2002
They stole your helmet too??

Seriously what is happening with that theft report? Or did the cops pretty much just give it up for loss? I'm sure the bike is in parts all over ebay and sold weeks ago but it sure would be nice to catch the guys.

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:40 pm
by VermilionX
CNF2002 wrote:They stole your helmet too??

Seriously what is happening with that theft report? Or did the cops pretty much just give it up for loss? I'm sure the bike is in parts all over ebay and sold weeks ago but it sure would be nice to catch the guys.
the helmet was w/ the bike and my gloves was inside the helmet. my TRE and rimstripes were also there along w/ a bunch of paperwork.

i had to change our garage door code since my remotes are on the bike as well.

anyway... now, i don't leave any important papers on the bike. plus, i don't really leave the bike since i almost never use it to commute nowadays.

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:16 pm
by VermilionX
6/17/06

i had my 1st maintenance done so the bike is already broken in.

my mechanic checked everything and he said the bike is fine.

also, i had modded mt exhaust valve like before so now it's louder and also, i gained probably around 3hp along w/ it.

the bike feels a little stronger after the oil change and the valve mod. :D

tomorrow, i'll be doing a 250 mile trip. i'll come along w/ my mechanic, his girlfriend and a bunch of other riders. we'll probably be around 15 riders he said.

and it's ok he says since his girlfriend isn't very fast either so he said it's fine even if im not yet very experienced.

and also he's gonna be riding a CBR600RR that he intends to sell so he said he won't be too daring w/ it.

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:43 pm
by fireguzzi
just curious, what exactly is the exhuast mod?

Have fun on your group ride!

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:08 pm
by VermilionX
fireguzzi wrote:just curious, what exactly is the exhuast mod?

Have fun on your group ride!
the valves on the exhaust has an open/close position. this mod makes it so that it's always open for better flow all the time.

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:31 pm
by Mintbread
At the expense of low/midrange power no doubt.

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:56 pm
by VermilionX
Mintbread wrote:At the expense of low/midrange power no doubt.
i don't think so, the bike felt a little more responsive going from a stop. i don't think it's just psychological.

anyway... im pretty sure the TRE will definitely make a huge difference to add more torque down low. they said they shipped it last 9th, so i should be getting it any day soon.

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:18 pm
by dieziege
Wait a sec... suzuki goes to a lot of expense to have an adaptive exhaust system... something that exists ONLY to improve performance at great expense... something you'd only see on very sophisticated and highly tuned cars and motorcycles... and you disabled it?

And you think you gained HP?

What a dipshit.

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:39 pm
by VermilionX
dieziege wrote:Wait a sec... suzuki goes to a lot of expense to have an adaptive exhaust system... something that exists ONLY to improve performance at great expense... something you'd only see on very sophisticated and highly tuned cars and motorcycles... and you disabled it?

And you think you gained HP?

What a dipshit.
no... that's not the reason they put it there. it helps to lower the noise and reduce emissions a little, that's why they put there.

i don't need a lower emissions and noise coming out from the pipe.

and yes, it adds hp... not by a lot, but it adds. go research it if you want.

here's link from the gixxer forums and he even tested the bike on a dyno w/ and w/o the set valve. it has proven to give a little more hp and no loss of midrange power.

http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread ... ight=valve

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:49 pm
by dieziege
:roll:

It does effect the sound... there are aftermarket kits to install them on cars (and other vehicles) specifically *for* the sound reduction... it also has to do with how the engine runs at lower RPMs. There are some very sophisticated engines that balance the exhaust backpressure to control scavenging. Result is better power delivery when going from for e.g. 4000RPM unloaded to 4000RPM loaded.

It's your bike... do what you want with it... I'll even say I'm sorry 'cause I was being an "O Ring"... just get out there and ride ride ride... parking lots, canyon roads... found a cool new (to me) road, Glendora Ridge Road... wrong side of LA for you but if you find yourself heading out towards Azusa head out 39 and ride it. :) http://www.exuberance.com/photos/panos/ ... Ridge.html a photo I found on the web...

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:54 pm
by VermilionX
dieziege wrote:found a cool new (to me) road, Glendora Ridge Road... wrong side of LA for you but if you find yourself heading out towards Azusa head out 39 and ride it. :) http://www.exuberance.com/photos/panos/ ... Ridge.html a photo I found on the web...
cool!

maybe i will try it some other time.

tomorrow, the 250 mile trip will be to Ojai. i haven't been there so as usual, i need to be extra careful especially on blind corners.

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:30 pm
by fireguzzi
VermilionX wrote:
fireguzzi wrote:just curious, what exactly is the exhuast mod?

Have fun on your group ride!
the valves on the exhaust has an open/close position. this mod makes it so that it's always open for better flow all the time.
Oh ok I thought you were talking about the exhaust valve, not the valve on your exhaust. I was really worried when you said the exhuast valve stays open all the time :laughing:

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:31 am
by Mintbread
fireguzzi wrote:
Oh ok I thought you were talking about the exhaust valve, not the valve on your exhaust. I was really worried when you said the exhuast valve stays open all the time
They do, now. And it goes faster, damn it!