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Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion Today, 03:36 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By adouglas
Frankly, you're describing a maxi-scooter. -...

Frankly, you're describing a maxi-scooter.

- No/little wind on legs, hands, and chest
- A comfortable ride you can easily 2-up when needed
- Decent gas mileage
- Don't feel the need to punch...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 223
Posted By adouglas
Yeah, that's the conversion from Motodemic. It...

Yeah, that's the conversion from Motodemic. It does use JW Speaker lights, but the style and arrangement of the LEDs in the light has changed. Pricey for sure but oh so sexy.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 20th, 2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 223
Posted By adouglas
I get the whole "artificial hipster coolness"...

I get the whole "artificial hipster coolness" objection thing re cafe racers. I happen to be a fan of the aesthetic, but that's just me.

Got a question for you: Cafe racers are really just regular...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 20th, 2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 223
Posted By adouglas
In a diner parking lot, looking at yet another...

In a diner parking lot, looking at yet another Harley (they all blur together for me), I turned to my wife and said "If I ever express an interest in getting something like this, you have my...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 19th, 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 223
Posted By adouglas
If I could have only one bike it'd be a modern...

If I could have only one bike it'd be a modern supersport, because I ride on the track.

But I have a track bike. So....

I'm a big believer in owning a vehicle that's ideally suited for most...
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair September 18th, 2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By adouglas
Yep. The ribbing about him picking up a squid...

Yep. The ribbing about him picking up a squid bike has been relentless....
...
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair September 18th, 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By adouglas
Thanks! It's now safe in my garage. Registered it...

Thanks! It's now safe in my garage. Registered it today.

Immediate tasks are to swap race rubber for street tires and put blinkers back on so I can get it on the road. With luck I'll be able to...
Forum: New Members September 18th, 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By adouglas
DEFINITELY do a restoration thread! Stuff like...

DEFINITELY do a restoration thread! Stuff like that is super valuable and one of the best things about the forum.

It should go in the 1987-2007 Tech Talk subforum
...
Forum: New Members September 17th, 2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By adouglas
Well, first bit of advice is to avoid going on...

Well, first bit of advice is to avoid going on Craigslist while drunk. :D

Get hold of a factory maintenance manual. Just go buy one... it's money well spent.

Drain and flush all fluids -- fuel,...
Forum: Riding Skills September 15th, 2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By adouglas
A bit of insight coming from a lifetime of...

A bit of insight coming from a lifetime of experience:

I'm 59 and have been driving manual transmissions for 45 years, give or take. I've driven something like a million miles all told. The...
Forum: 2018+ Ninja 400 Farkles September 14th, 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By adouglas
That's really nice. Good find. A lot of...

That's really nice. Good find.

A lot of these things aren't that well executed. I like stuff that re-uses factory parts like turn signals. I've seen way too many crappy replacements that are...
Forum: Riding Skills September 13th, 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By adouglas
Hmmmm.... Your #1 suggests that the throttle...

Hmmmm....

Your #1 suggests that the throttle should not be moved.

Next time you're on your bike, ride along and pull in the clutch without moving the throttle at all.

What happens?

When...
Forum: Riding Skills September 13th, 2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By adouglas
A few things here. First, let's get...

A few things here.

First, let's get double-clutching in your car out of the way. By now that's in ingrained habit, so you're going to continue to do it. That's fine, no harm done, but that method...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 12th, 2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 561
Posted By adouglas
Ahem. Designed in the 1960s. Nothing has ever...

Ahem. Designed in the 1960s. Nothing has ever come close.

Ludd's Sixth Law of Technology: Newer is not necessarily better.

https://www.ninjette.org/forums/showpost.php?p=1201619&postcount=16
...
Forum: New Members September 12th, 2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By adouglas
That's awesome. Beautiful bike in great shape. ...

That's awesome. Beautiful bike in great shape.

You won't get bored if you learn how to really work the bike. Lugging around at 5-6000 rpm... yeah, yawn. Wind it up and it'll be a hoot. The bike...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 11th, 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By adouglas
It will fit in your van for sure, unless you have...

It will fit in your van for sure, unless you have some bizarre mutant Munchkin van.

Don't have a specific answer about the center stand, but you really don't need one. You should get a set of...
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair September 11th, 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By adouglas
Yeah, pretty much, but you never know. It would...

Yeah, pretty much, but you never know. It would have been a stupid move, to be honest. This fills a specific need and the transfer of funds involved is fairly small. The only reason money is changing...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 10th, 2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By adouglas
My wife doesn't do stuff like this. She...

My wife doesn't do stuff like this.

She often misses exits and gets turned around. Blames Waze a lot.

Common conversation when we're in the car together: "HOW long have you lived here?" :D
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 9th, 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By adouglas
Get lost!

This is my last week of ownership for my GSX-R, so I had to go for a final long ride. I decided to do something that I really enjoy when I have the time... a "get lost" ride.

This is a ride with...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 9th, 2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,378
Posted By adouglas
552 of those are me. :D

552 of those are me. :D
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 7th, 2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 561
Posted By adouglas
Not really. Rear never bottomed, traction and...

Not really. Rear never bottomed, traction and handling not an issue. I wouldn't try to tow more than this, though.

One bit of info that's missing here is that the car has air bag helper springs in...
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair September 6th, 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By adouglas
I can't say I'm a fan of the bug-eye headlights,...

I can't say I'm a fan of the bug-eye headlights, but that can be fixed. There are some good-looking single-headlight conversion kits out there that give the bike a very muscular retro vibe. All in...
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair September 6th, 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By adouglas
2012 Street Triple R, with Penske suspension at...

2012 Street Triple R, with Penske suspension at both ends plus chassis optimization, a Sargent seat, and pretty much the full catalog of accessories from Twisted Throttle.
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair September 6th, 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By adouglas
I was going to get a Ninja 400 but...

... then this happened.

http://www.ridinginthezone.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Striple-NHMS.jpg

This year I concluded that my GSX-R750 (which I really do like) is just the wrong bike for the...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 5th, 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,378
Posted By adouglas
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