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by Spiff
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: Second motorcycle to contrast the 1290?
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Second motorcycle to contrast the 1290?

TexasSuperDuke wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:55 am
If you've never ridden a flashed Vmax then you won't know what I mean, but I will always have one. Might want to check one out if you can.
Buddy I grew up with has a Vmax. He said the same thing. He'll never sell it.
by Spiff
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: ST Tires
Replies: 18
Views: 1130

Re: ST Tires

Clogan wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:22 am
Anybody ever try Shinko tires? I ran them on my last 3 bikes, and liked them a great deal. In terms of cents per mile, they were unbeatable.
My father has used Shinko, and thought they were fine, but I wouldn't use them on an sdr. Performance bikes deserve performance rubber.
by Spiff
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: New OOpart Exh
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: New OOpart Exh

If it were not too loud, I'd be interested. I get home between 12:30 and 4:30 in the morning. Can't have a good ole neighbor waker.
by Spiff
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: My 2017 SDR Build
Replies: 34
Views: 1494

Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Your bike came out pretty good. Not a "cobb job" for sure. I want to do some variant of the wheel strips. I commute in the dark, and the reflective stripes work good. I also want to get some parts painted, hopefully after the first of the year.
by Spiff
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Heated grips
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Heated grips

Was out riding in the higher elevation yesterday. We had to seek lower altitude because my buddies hand were goijng numb. I was fine.
by Spiff
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Heated grips
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Heated grips

I have experience with this one. The 2017 grip is different. I ordered a set for my bike, there is a gap between the throttle tube and the housing. I can get a picture in the next day or so. I had my dealer send me a set for the 2017, now I have both. The 2016 grips do work, just that gap and they a...
by Spiff
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: My 2017 SDR Build
Replies: 34
Views: 1494

Re: My 2017 SDR Build

I like those rim strips. They don't happen to be reflective? I ride at night quite a bit, and had reflective tape rim stripes on my last bike. It worked pretty good. Looked cool, and was functional.
by Spiff
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: My 2017 SDR Build
Replies: 34
Views: 1494

Re: My 2017 SDR Build

How loud is that pipe?
by Spiff
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: My 2017 SDR Build
Replies: 34
Views: 1494

Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Looks good. I am planning on a splash of paint, but need to wait until the 1st of the year. Question: have you ever used the paint that can be peeled off? The guy who will most likely paint my bike says it is the way to go. Thanks, yes I've used that paint, in particular Plasti Dip. I would never u...
by Spiff
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: My 2017 SDR Build
Replies: 34
Views: 1494

Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Looks good. I am planning on a splash of paint, but need to wait until the 1st of the year.

Question: have you ever used the paint that can be peeled off? The guy who will most likely paint my bike says it is the way to go.
by Spiff
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag

michaelnel wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:10 pm
I went to a 16T countershaft sprocket and it seems about perfect to me.
Do you ever cruise at highway speeds?
by Spiff
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag

I went 1 down on my old FZR, and it was great until I had to cruise the highway. The bike just wasn't in it's sweet spot. That is why I am thinking Warbaby's thought of two up on the rear. Thing is this bike makes good power over such a range I think there are more options.
by Spiff
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: crazy tire wear on my other bike
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: crazy tire wear on my other bike

I think it was just an unlucky belt failure. I would continue to run the rebound where you like it, and watch the new tire. If rebound can do that, than I would be nervous about the manufacturer.
by Spiff
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag

I don't know my 80 MPH RPM off hand. Adding 1 to the rear seems almost insignificant but +2 should be 'felt' seat of pants. I bet you would love +2 on the rear. :) If you wouldn't mind, I would appreciate it if you could check the rpm at 70/75/80 in 6th. That would pretty much cover highway riding ...
by Spiff
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag

What rpm at 80mph in 6th? I would like to make it smooth at 75 to 80 in 6th. If 1 in the front is too much, I wonder about adding one or two at the rear. I don't know my 80 MPH RPM off hand. Adding 1 to the rear seems almost insignificant but +2 should be 'felt' seat of pants. I bet you would love ...
by Spiff
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag

What rpm at 80mph in 6th? I would like to make it smooth at 75 to 80 in 6th. If 1 in the front is too much, I wonder about adding one or two at the rear.
by Spiff
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag

Just looking at what you did for your bike. What are your feelings on the 16 tooth sprocket?
by Spiff
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Exhausts
Topic: For sale Arrow Race Tech Ti silencer/decat mid pipe - SOLD
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: For sale Arrow Race Tech Ti silencer/decat mid pipe - Reduced!

Man, forgot about this. I'm broke right now. :(
by Spiff
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Orange & Black or Black & Orange!
Topic: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: The Beast Gets A Beastly Tag

I was thinking of getting "Earl", as in the Duke of...