Change carb? calculate the pressure that is the best for your engine "exhaust back pressure" since straight pipes are not always the best "but the best fucking sound tho"
If you want more help contact me and i'll send some pictures, some sketches i've done and also some pics of my "piece of crap but still runs on both wheels that has budweiser logos glued on the tank" machine
just take the original exhaust if you still have it, put it on and check, more speed or acceleration or torque, or is it slower feeling a bit more weaker? then slowly drill some more holes to the end until you are satisfied or starting to loose power, then you could just put in a piece of metal in your loud exhaust and see if it makes a difference "might get a bit torqueier and might increase your topspeed. also lower makes the bike drink a lill less gas"
Cheapest way to fix with the carb, rejet it a bit. might do some difference,
I'll pm you my mail. And i'l start collecting everything I might have on the comp!
My dad has a Kawaski ZR-7S from... '03 or so.
Scares the hell out of me when he goes out on it because he brags about going 150 around these gnarly S-Turns on the highway, that has a cliff on one side that extends down a couple hundred feet.
I've kind of wanted a bike, like an older Kawasaki Ninja, but I've never ridden a dirt bike. I doubt my pithy quad experience would help me out.
Plus, my dad's friend was paralyzed 30 or so years ago on one, while my dad was riding with him.
Hey guys, Kentucky Facepuncher here, turning 18 in 3 months. Getting my license as soon as I can, been looking at bikes to get, only problem is that too many of them are decently priced and too many of them look sexy as hell; could someone suggest one for me?
Been looking at things that are more vintage and cruisers, not too fond of Choppers/Hangers and Street Bikes. (Models like Harely Night Rod, Ducati Diavel, Honda Shadow Spirit, Yamaha/Star VMAX)
Speaking of Triumph, found one that has been laid over a few times and needs new forks/handlebars for $300. Rest fo the bike seems sound excapt the fairings (as you can imagine, a bit scraped). I kinda want it.
If its anything like the Honda VTX1800s, most of the silver/chrome is plastic
One time I washed dads bike for him and I didn't realise until I was cleaning it that most of its plastic.
Disappointment is brought into the physical relm by the Nighthawk; that thing made me loose respect for Honda (or whatever respect I had for the company in the first place), from an asthetic perspective at least.
I see so many honda shadows for sale, cheap as hell yo.
Shadows are a bit weedy, Yamaha drag-stars are where its at.
Mines only a 125 but more than enough for what i use it for.
i wish i had a mc
If I get off work early tomorrow I'm going to test ride a Triumph Speed Triple & a Ducati Streetfighter.
The Triumph will be cheaper but the Ducati is so fucking nice. I need to check what multi-bike insurance policies are like price wise too.
I also promised myself I would save up money for a deposit on a house but that's so boring.
What do you guys think? Italian soul (and breakdowns, high price etc) or the British Bruiser?
Hey guys, just got back from the Diavel unveiling! Got to sit on it and it fit like a glove, no lie, was expecting it to be uncomfortable and that it would require me to fake liking it, but it was quite the opposite. I think I left stains near the front of that seat...
Also saw the VMAX, a good handful of Triumphs (consdering one, haha, for only 8k it's hard to beat), VStar, Shadow (didn't quite like it that much in person, the VStar and Thruxton beat it by far), Tiger, Sabre, Streetfighter, and Monster.
Also, let it be known that I would give myself to the Diavel.
You guys are making me wish I had not sold my bike :arghfist::saddowns:
If only the registration for >400cc bikes didn't cost 600$ a year.
I've wanted a bike for the past few years, ever since my dad told me stories about how he used to ride. Probably gonna actually take a step closer to bike life in a month or two by taking the MSF course.
Had a chance to buy this SV650 last year (guy was selling it for 4 grand):
but ended up skipping it because I was thinking of financial business pertaining to college. Plus, I didn't (and still don't) have a motorcycle endorsement.
Does this seem like a scam to you guys? Really low price, really low miles. Also, the pics are of a blue bike but the ad says something about charcoal? And it says texas title.
The ad seems pretty legit, and i'm pretty good at spotting scam craigslist posts.
another thing, it says oil has been changed every 2000 miles, but there's only 2,500 miles on it?
Guy says he'll run a check on the vin for you.... I don't see what it could hurt.
Seems legit to me but as with you, I'm still a bit skeptical because of the oil change thing and the low ass price.
something seems off
Maybe he missed a zero?
I say killed it but I think someone bought it and fixed it up.
As well as the fact the posting is in orlando, He says he has a Texas Title, And he said in the post the bike was charcoal and in the pictures is clearly blue.
Took my ninja to work last night. Ended up riding back this morning... in the snow. Not so fun.
Anyone got recommendations for something to wash the shite off my wheels? Because they're back and I'm lazy I haven't done them for around 6000 miles and now I can't get that shit off.
I've just been using car/bike shampoo on them, and I think I need to invest on some specialist degreaser, but I'm not sure what's good and also what's overpriced but doesn't deliver.
I'm excited, my motorcycle is almost back to being ridable. Right now, I'm just waiting for a new tube and tire in the mail