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Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-06-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By vito
I get sick to my stomach just watching that. I'd...

I get sick to my stomach just watching that. I'd try the DC Beltway at rush hour before trying that hillside 'road'.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-05-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By vito
One thing about the grasshopper that might turn...

One thing about the grasshopper that might turn you off is that it does not fit tight and snug in the bracket. It doesn't click solidly into place, it has a fair amount of play in it. Not while...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-04-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By vito
I agree....why go through all that and have...

I agree....why go through all that and have something that's been altered so much? In the end, it will look like a sissy bar turned backwards, not a driver's back rest.

Try grasshopperlimited ...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-01-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By vito
Have you checked your throttle cables and your...

Have you checked your throttle cables and your choke cable? Are they lubricated enough? Do they move freely? Too taught to too slack could cause your idle speed to vary.
How about the moving...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-01-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,048
Posted By vito
Honda Shadow Spirit with a flame thrower. LOL.

Honda Shadow Spirit with a flame thrower. LOL.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-29-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 504
Posted By vito
Thanks. Thanks a lot :neutral:

Thanks. Thanks a lot :neutral:
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-28-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By vito
I went with the EBC organic and am happy with the...

I went with the EBC organic and am happy with the results. Different bike though....but still.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-28-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By vito
Ever consider just painting the non braking...

Ever consider just painting the non braking surface of your original rotor? Can get some cool results that way too.

But I digress. Organic pads are fine, basic pads. I had scintered on my...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-24-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By vito
So far so good. Keep us posted with write ups...

So far so good. Keep us posted with write ups and pics of the work. Good stuff.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-24-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By vito
Oh, you had to go 60 F on us poor frozen...

Oh, you had to go 60 F on us poor frozen bastages? I long for a 60 day;)
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-24-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By vito
I don't have any good reason to ride if it's...

I don't have any good reason to ride if it's below 30F and my bike has started every time I've asked it.

I never go out in the winter and start it up.....unless the bike can move and run about...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-23-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By vito
I'd go with Pinwall. At least that is an...

I'd go with Pinwall. At least that is an established business and you will have some level of recourse if there are any problems.
Good luck either way...let us know how you make out
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-20-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,023
Posted By vito
I use FB to catch up with friends and family who...

I use FB to catch up with friends and family who live far and away. Twitter is the stupidest thing I have seen....yet folks are slaves to that little screen.

This Forum and a couple of...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-20-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,527
Posted By vito
Really? Better yet.....avoid getting hit in the...

Really?
Better yet.....avoid getting hit in the first place by leaving yourself an out, and watch your rear view so you can scoot out of the way if you see a car that is not going to stop. Has...
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-17-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By vito
Nevermind.....saws you fixed it.

Nevermind.....saws you fixed it.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-17-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By vito
Those pods suck........air that is ;) That's...

Those pods suck........air that is ;)

That's why it has that distinct sound, which happens to sound cool on that bike, except to your buddy next door. Nice work. Good to see you back too.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-13-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By vito
Glad you checked in. I too am a Keno Kings fan...

Glad you checked in. I too am a Keno Kings fan because of you and your 2008 music CD give away. Opened many doors for me musically. Thanks again.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-10-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By vito
Awesome.

Awesome.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-10-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By vito
It has its place. And that place should be...

It has its place. And that place should be 1000 miles away.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-10-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By vito
Wheelbase, fork rake, and suspension have a far...

Wheelbase, fork rake, and suspension have a far greater impact on handling / maneuvering.

My bet is tires sized to match up with whatever your above specs are would handle the best.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-05-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By vito
At $54 a pop for an air filter (VStar 1300), I...

At $54 a pop for an air filter (VStar 1300), I was using brake parts cleaner to clean the paper filter and re-using them. Worked fine, but when I drilled the exhaust and drilled the airbox, I went...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-04-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By vito
Thanks. I can check out the helmets at a dealer...

Thanks. I can check out the helmets at a dealer on some dreary winter's day.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-03-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By vito
That's a classic example of 'It's more fun to...

That's a classic example of 'It's more fun to ride a smaller bike all out, than it is to hold back on a bigger bike.' Or something like that.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-03-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By vito
Nice lid Dave. Even better that you got out on...

Nice lid Dave. Even better that you got out on two wheels.

What make/model is that? How was it as far as wind/airflow protection for your eyes? I'm eyeballing a new helmet and would like to...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-03-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By vito
Your link got me to start poking around about my...

Your link got me to start poking around about my VStar 1300. Most of the 'answers' on Google linked me to forums where the members seemed way too worried about tenths of seconds for quarter mile...
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