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Old October 20th, 2018, 06:05 PM   #8201
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Well I sold the ninja today.
What a depressing day :-(
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Old October 20th, 2018, 06:12 PM   #8202
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Tell me about it, super depressing but I have extra parts for sale in the for sale thread.
Baby needs the money now haha
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 01:31 PM   #8203
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Sad day for me also, Just a little less sad than @NaturalFlavored. Had to put the bikes up for the winter. They live in my heated basement so I will be visiting/working on them over the next few months but no more vroooom vroom!


Heres to next season
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 02:51 PM   #8204
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Nice, I'm most likely getting a honda rebel this coming summer so we'll see.
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 04:24 PM   #8205
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Sad day for me also, Just a little less sad than @NaturalFlavored. Had to put the bikes up for the winter. They live in my heated basement so I will be visiting/working on them over the next few months but no more vroooom vroom!


Heres to next season
has it been snowing in your area yet? I'm still hoping to be able to get out a few more times before it does here. My adjustable levers came in today, would like to get them on and try them out.
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 04:33 PM   #8206
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Tell me about it, super depressing but I have extra parts for sale in the for sale thread.
Baby needs the money now haha
Where on this tread is a "for sale" thing?

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Old October 23rd, 2018, 04:45 PM   #8207
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Well not this thread but in the marketplace threads under "motorcycle-related".
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Old October 24th, 2018, 07:28 PM   #8208
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Not the ninjette, but I got a bar bag for my cruiser. So now I can toss my garage door opener in it, as well as my phone. I'm going to wire up a USB charging port on it for my phone. So then I can toss my phone in the bag while I ride and keep it charged at least.
Charging unit should be in on Friday.
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Old October 29th, 2018, 09:21 AM   #8209
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Raced it.
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Old October 29th, 2018, 01:04 PM   #8210
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Raced it.
NICE!

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Old October 29th, 2018, 01:49 PM   #8211
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NICE!

How did you do? Any video to be checked out?
It went ok, it was a brand new circuit for me that I have never ridden before today. I set a lap time goal for improvement over the course of the weekend and I exceeded that goal. Unfortunately I do not have any video. Didn't have time to get the gopro wired or the lap timer wired and didn't want to lose it on track and send them flying at anyone .
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Old October 31st, 2018, 03:31 PM   #8212
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@sharky nrk Good luck and keep progressing! Hope you can get some video in the future. Always like to see racing
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Old November 2nd, 2018, 08:11 PM   #8213
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Finally got it registered and safety checked after it had been sitting for 6 months. Cleaned carbs, changed fork seals, rebuilt master cylinder, replaced pads. Feels nice to have it back. Will be riding to work tonight.
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Old November 3rd, 2018, 04:51 AM   #8214
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Finally got it registered and safety checked after it had been sitting for 6 months. Cleaned carbs, changed fork seals, rebuilt master cylinder, replaced pads. Feels nice to have it back. Will be riding to work tonight.
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Old November 11th, 2018, 10:50 AM   #8215
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Snow snuck up on us early this year in NE Ohio. Last couple years we haven't seen any real snow until December. Instead of going out for one last ride, I gave Takara some Sea Foam, filled up her tank, and removed her battery. Getting that out was like surgery. Everything getting in my way and having to have my neighbor as an extra set of hands just to wiggle the dang thing out. also ended up snapping two of the pieces that attach the cover on the one side when I pulled it off. The plastic was probably too cold since it was only 30 degrees. Ah well, she's now in hibernation mode for the next few months.

Thanks again to all here for being here for me through my first riding season. It may have been bumpy, but I look at this way - my girl has 200 miles on her, and many more enjoyable miles to go
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Old November 11th, 2018, 01:34 PM   #8216
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from 20 miles to 200miles, Way to go girl! Your doin' it!

She is parked outside right? Sometime in early Jan., go roll her forward a few inches and check tire pressure. Keeping the tires up to proper pressure will help prevent flat spots.

Going more in depth. Flat spots are a pain to diagnose but super simple to prevent. Pressure up, and move, that is all there is to it. If you can get the bike up on stands that is the best way, but aside of that we don't have many other options. Flat spots are mainly caused by the bike sitting over time with low air pressure. With OH weather being what it is... a 70 degree day is not so rare in the winter, then taking care of your tires will ensure a good tire start to the beginning of your riding season.

Tip: If possible, try to wear out your tires near the end of the season. If done perfectly, you will need a new set to start riding. So then.. you can just park and forget about them all winter. There should be no flat spots on new tires freshly installed.

Tip 2: If you don't get new tires and the bike feels funny at the start of the season and.... you didn't keep the pressure up. Then ask yourself this; are my issues only when I turn left? If so... then you know. HINT: Your sidestand is on the left.

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Old November 11th, 2018, 02:10 PM   #8217
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@csmith12 I wish I had been able to ride more after meeting up with you, but it was not in the cards this season. Especially after having the flu for 2 weeks. I'm happy with my progress, I just have to follow the quote in my sig, put any anxieties to rest, and ride as much as possible when the spring comes. Riding takes my stress levels down to zero, and that is the best therapist I could ever have

As for winter, yes, she is parked outside. I was going to bring her in, but the neighbors have had a few issues in their place that if something goes wrong the landlord may have to come into my place. It wouldn't be good for her or her husband to walk in and see my girly parked in the kitchen

I did pick up a pit bull rear stand recently, but I am not about to put that on her outside and leave it. Not in my neighborhood. I will make sure to follow your advice and keep an eye on the tire pressure, as well as moving her forward a bit to prevent flat spots. Thanks
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Old November 11th, 2018, 08:34 PM   #8218
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Next time you take the plastics off add grease to the rubber gromets. It will help prevent them from breaking and allow them to come on and off safely.
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Old November 12th, 2018, 03:12 PM   #8219
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Next time you take the plastics off add grease to the rubber gromets. It will help prevent them from breaking and allow them to come on and off safely.
will do, thanks!
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Old November 12th, 2018, 04:09 PM   #8220
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So cold

Well, this is the third day of riding in the cold. Rode up to work in the snow this morning. Not sure how much colder I want to ride than the 20s. Might be an occasional ride if it gets above 25 or 30.
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Old December 5th, 2018, 08:29 PM   #8221
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Riding at 70mph and turning my head to look at the scenery, was like a rudder on a boat. Felt like my head would rip off. Bought/installed (easy) taller windshield and WOW!, what a difference. Makes riding at higher speeds much, much more enjoyable. Of course, I'm older than most in this forum so this info. is for you people who are built for comfort - not speed. Although, if I'm comfortable, I can go faster - Wooohooo!
Can you please tell us what windscreen you installed? Thanks
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