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Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 13th, 2018, 08:02 AM
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Views: 154
Posted By adouglas
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 8th, 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 497
Posted By adouglas
it's in the Triumph Street Triple International...

it's in the Triumph Street Triple International group on Facebook, so that might be the reason. Just poke around on youtube. You'll find some clips
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 7th, 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 965
Posted By adouglas
I'm in love. Does she have a sister?

I'm in love. Does she have a sister?
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 7th, 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 497
Posted By adouglas
This is one very good reason why you should...

This is one very good reason why you should consider a Street Triple.

Click the link and turn up the volume.

It sounds like sex.
...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 7th, 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 965
Posted By adouglas
I used up my shenanigan budget last time around,...

I used up my shenanigan budget last time around, I'm afraid.
Forum: Ride Reports October 7th, 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 318
Posted By adouglas
There are these really cool things called "maps."...

There are these really cool things called "maps." Rarely seen these days and essentially unknown to younger people, they are large sheets of paper that fold up into a nice handy size. They show all...
Forum: Ride Reports October 7th, 2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 318
Posted By adouglas
Since we're on the topic of long rides, a couple...

Since we're on the topic of long rides, a couple of tips that will GREATLY help your endurance:

1) Stop every hour and get off the bike even if you don't think you need to. Just for a minute or...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 6th, 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 497
Posted By adouglas
Well, you can put a windshield on just about...

Well, you can put a windshield on just about anything....

I'm loving my new-to-me 2012 Street Triple R. Great motor that sounds just awesome. If you care about better suspension get the R version....
Forum: Motorcycle Gear October 6th, 2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By adouglas
Epic Monty Python and the Holy Grail aspect...

Epic Monty Python and the Holy Grail aspect aside, I'd HATE to have to wear a 16 lb shirt in addition to my regular gear. That would get fatiguing really fast, I think.

Plus there's the whole...
Forum: Ride Reports October 6th, 2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 318
Posted By adouglas
When coming up on a slower semi, it's useful to...

When coming up on a slower semi, it's useful to back off and get a run on it so you pass as quickly as possible.

A lot of people (bikers and cagers both) are intimidated by the giant truck and...
Forum: Motorcycle-related October 3rd, 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,386
Posted By adouglas
Hey, Blair. Loving my stand but traded my...

Hey, Blair.

Loving my stand but traded my GSX-R for a 2012 Triumph Street Triple. Do you have a pin kit for that bike?
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 3rd, 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 965
Posted By adouglas
Well there's yer problem. Ya got the dang drain...

Well there's yer problem. Ya got the dang drain goin' through the wall, and it's higher than the sink!
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 2nd, 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 318
Posted By adouglas
I've never used a beam wrench because of...

I've never used a beam wrench because of parallax* . I wonder if it's really possible to get a proper view. You need to be looking at it dead-on to see what the pointer indicates, right?

Do you...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 2nd, 2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 318
Posted By adouglas
Exactly. Ever wonder why box wrenches are...

Exactly.

Ever wonder why box wrenches are different lengths? It's to make it harder to overtorque bolts.

This assumes a standard 3/8" ratchet handle, I believe. Learned that tip so long ago I...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 2nd, 2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 318
Posted By adouglas
I'd love to have access to free/cheap...

I'd love to have access to free/cheap calibration.

My experience with the HF torque wrench was different. I bought one thinking "how bad can it be?" and took it home to check it out.

Using a...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 1st, 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 318
Posted By adouglas
That's a really good point... never occurred to...

That's a really good point... never occurred to me. Thanks.
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 1st, 2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 318
Posted By adouglas
Hey Alex... From time to time the whole...

Hey Alex...

From time to time the whole torque wrench thing comes up, often after somebody has learned a lesson the hard way.

It occurred to me that some version of the explanation above plus...
Forum: Riding Skills October 1st, 2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By adouglas
Put these two together and what you get is this: ...

Put these two together and what you get is this:

If you blip on the bike like you're now doing in your car, your shifts will be faster, smoother, and more timely.

That keeps the chassis...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 30th, 2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 318
Posted By adouglas
Get an inch-lb torque wrench to supplement your...

Get an inch-lb torque wrench to supplement your larger one. Choose the two wrenches so the upper end of one overlaps the lower end of the other.

You've likely overtorqued that bolt. Hopefully you...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed September 26th, 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,380
Posted By adouglas
Don't be so sure. ...

Don't be so sure.

https://i.imgflip.com/2isova.jpg
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 25th, 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,889
Posted By adouglas
That's how I vote most of the time. Next...

That's how I vote most of the time.

Next time, just to stir the pot, I'm thinking of changing my vote every day.
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed September 25th, 2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,380
Posted By adouglas
You need to ride more. I want the opportunity to...

You need to ride more. I want the opportunity to hold you up in blue group. :D

Hey Bigballsofpaint, did you make it out? How did it go?
Forum: Riding Skills September 25th, 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 36,481
Posted By adouglas
csmith12: MOTFM (Member of the Freakin'...

csmith12: MOTFM (Member of the Freakin' Millennium)
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 Tech Talk September 24th, 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By adouglas
No, what the OP is looking for is a fiberglass...

No, what the OP is looking for is a fiberglass piece that makes the Ninjette swing arm look like a supersport casting, combined with a hugger.

I had one on my bike, from Sportisi Moto. Company...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 24th, 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 677
Posted By adouglas
I second this. My first bike was a 1983...

I second this.

My first bike was a 1983 Suzuki GS650GL exactly like this one, down to the color:

http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/GS/GS650GL/1982_GS650GL_salespic_640.jpg

This was from an...
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