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Forum: General Sportbikes   12-13-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,634
Posted By kevinwilly
Yeah, since like 92 or 93 the 500's have come...

Yeah, since like 92 or 93 the 500's have come with 17" rims, have double the power, and a more stout suspension. They are slightly harder to find, but worth it if you can.


For what it's worth,...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-12-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,634
Posted By kevinwilly
Lots of people use them on track days. You can...

Lots of people use them on track days. You can swap in a stock SV650 first-gen shock on the rear, throw some beefier springs and heavier oil in the forks, and you should be alright. That should...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-12-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,260
Posted By kevinwilly
They must have started shipping those in the last...

They must have started shipping those in the last couple years, then. I think the last time I bought one was like 4 or 5 years ago at LEAST.
Forum: New Riders   12-12-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By kevinwilly
Yeah, you don't want a track prepped bike for the...

Yeah, you don't want a track prepped bike for the street.... but something like my old SV. I built it to ride at the track, but kept it street legal. So it had all the suspension goodies and exhaust...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,260
Posted By kevinwilly
Most battery tenders that I have bought (I have...

Most battery tenders that I have bought (I have three) have come with the 1' long ones. A guy at work bought a bike that I fixed up for him, and it came with the 2' one with a fuse- he didn't have a...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-12-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,260
Posted By kevinwilly
Go to the sears auto department (many times a...

Go to the sears auto department (many times a separate building). They sell the die hard trickle chargers and their accessories.

one of said accessories is a 2ft pigtail with an in-line fuse....
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-12-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,260
Posted By kevinwilly
Yeah.... this CAN happen. But it's pretty...

Yeah.... this CAN happen. But it's pretty unlikely.


If you've gotten to the point of having to push start a bike, then it's because you need your bike and it's your only option.

Thus- if...
Forum: Sportbike Videos and Reviews   12-11-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,712
Posted By kevinwilly
Speedbumps on public roads should be illegal. I...

Speedbumps on public roads should be illegal. I fucking HATE the things.
Forum: Help Me Fix It   12-11-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,314
Posted By kevinwilly
Water pump gasket can also fail, which will cause...

Water pump gasket can also fail, which will cause oil/coolant to mix. Pump is under a cover on the left side of the engine, if memory serves.
Forum: Help Me Fix It   12-11-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,591
Posted By kevinwilly
If he got water in the tank, simply trying to...

If he got water in the tank, simply trying to start it a few times wouldn't get the water out.

I've only ever seen a significant amount of water get into fuel one time in my life.... with my...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-07-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,343
Posted By kevinwilly
Yeah, I replaced that gasket on my BMW, then a...

Yeah, I replaced that gasket on my BMW, then a month later I found out the fuel pump was bad, so I opened up the tank again. And then it turned out the tank was leaking. When I pulled out the pump to...
Forum: Help Me Fix It   12-06-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By kevinwilly
Pardon? Why did everyone go and change? THAT...

Pardon?

Why did everyone go and change? THAT is the better question. It really depends on the company as to what they use over here.

The real problem is that most vendors stock more shit in...
Forum: Help Me Fix It   12-06-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By kevinwilly
Well, yeah. You're in England. Deal with it.

Well, yeah. You're in England. Deal with it.
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-06-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,057
Posted By kevinwilly
This only applies for the ninja 250 and 500. A...

This only applies for the ninja 250 and 500. A regular sportbike is just as expensive to run as most cars. Maybe not a sports car, but a run of the mill sedan? Absolutely.


And of course you...
Forum: Help Me Fix It   12-06-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By kevinwilly
You'd be surprised at how often I use standard...

You'd be surprised at how often I use standard stuff. Even on my pickup (ford) which isn't even ten years old, half the stuff is standard. And my 06 mustang- same way.

I don't know why it's mix...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,057
Posted By kevinwilly
Right- that's what I was saying. The...

Right- that's what I was saying.


The ONLY exception is the older 250's because tires are so cheap and the chains last FOREVER, and insurance is cheap.

But the cheapness to own it does NOT...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-05-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,057
Posted By kevinwilly
I should also add that for reference, my wife's...

I should also add that for reference, my wife's ninja 250 with liability and comprehensive is like 175 a YEAR to insure. And 75 of that is just the north carolina per-vehicle cost that you can't get...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-05-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,057
Posted By kevinwilly
Call up an insurance agent and get a quote. It's...

Call up an insurance agent and get a quote. It's not hard. They'll tell you exactly what you would have to pay for certain bikes.


But here's the deal. Insurance on bikes CAN be cheap on a 250....
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-05-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,965
Posted By kevinwilly
I love european bikes. LOVE them. I pretty much...

I love european bikes. LOVE them. I pretty much won't buy anything else. I hate japanese bikes.

That being said- after buying my last 7 bikes wrecked and fixing them to get them rideable for the...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-04-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,015
Posted By kevinwilly
Yeah..... it depends on the bike, but 2-3 hours...

Yeah..... it depends on the bike, but 2-3 hours is no biggie if the roads are interesting. I start getting a little buttsore after about 4-5 hours on a supersport.

But after 2 hours I'm normally...
Forum: Help Me Fix It   12-04-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By kevinwilly
First- if you know there is a problem with the...

First- if you know there is a problem with the kickstand, fix that before you start looking other places.

I don't know if that's your problem, but even before I read what you wrote, from the...
Forum: General Sportbikes   12-03-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,454
Posted By kevinwilly
That's why you always signal before you pass, and...

That's why you always signal before you pass, and flash your brights before you do as well. They guy might have flipped on a signal or waited for you to pass before turning if he saw you do that.
...
Forum: Help Me Fix It   12-03-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,371
Posted By kevinwilly
Not if the battery was totally dead. A bike...

Not if the battery was totally dead. A bike without an alternator on it won't idle with a dead battery.... they don't make enough juice below 3k rpm to stay running.

I mean- the battery was...
Forum: Help Me Fix It   12-03-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,371
Posted By kevinwilly
The original problem definitely sounds like a bad...

The original problem definitely sounds like a bad battery.

What kind of battery did you replace it with, and did you properly charge it before installing?
Forum: General Sportbikes   11-28-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,633
Posted By kevinwilly
Don't like headlights. People say that it looks...

Don't like headlights. People say that it looks good with the flyscreen. My response is that flyscreens are stupid and it should look good without it.

Exhaust looks stupid. New subframe looks...
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