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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Jan 5, 2024 at 10:49 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    or at least give it an option for when you buy one ya know?
     
  2. Jan 5, 2024 at 10:51 AM
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    Icon Coil Overs. Deaver U402 Stage 3 Leafs w/ Bilstein 5160s. ARB Deluxe Bull Bar. Fuel Boost wheels w/ Wrangler Duratracs. Brute Force Fab Sliders & HC Rear Bumper w/swingout
    We prolly joke all too often about offing the other one, since we'd be setup pretty well. We took out big policies to cover both our homes when we bought the second one. We've paid down a LOT since then, so It'd pay off both mortgages with a lot to spare, hahaha.

    She wants, of all things, a Rebel 500. Thought going with the CB500X (NX) would be handy for ease of maintenance and stuff since so much of the bikes are the same. That new RE Himalayan 450 looks pretty sweet, too, but a bit down on power. Will be interesting to hear how it does when it hits the states.
     
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  3. Jan 5, 2024 at 10:51 AM
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    That would work too. Cast wheels would be no problem for me.......it's just a looks thing.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2024 at 10:52 AM
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    Since I was digging into the CB500X i wondered about the spoke thing. It seems it's been a non-issue. Read about a place in South America that has a whole fleet of them and they've never had a failure. And they said folks have broken plenty on the bikes abusing them. But never a rim.
     
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  5. Jan 5, 2024 at 10:53 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    for me its performance aspect its an adventure bike meant to hit some trails and with a forge wheel you run the risk of cracking it. spokes have more give
     
  6. Jan 5, 2024 at 10:54 AM
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    That's awesome 5 star chick right there!
     
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  7. Jan 5, 2024 at 10:56 AM
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    I'm sure the rims will be fine. It's a "looks" thing. I would have bought a CB500X if they had spoked wheels.....but I didn't want to spend $1500 or more on Rally Raid wheels for looks.
     
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  8. Jan 5, 2024 at 10:56 AM
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    Ughhhhhh Partzilla/Honda whyyyyyy. Bought XR150L handguards to put on the ADV Grom on Dec. 19th. At the time it was ships in 2-3 days, then that got pushed to Dec 26th, then January 6th, and now it's OCTOBER. 200-210 days. What the hell, Honda.

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    That's the marketing push but, as previously stated, Ride Adventures has put thousand upon thousands of off road/trail miles on the CB500X bikes and NEVER broke a wheel. They've had an engine get cracked, but not a wheel.
     
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  10. Jan 5, 2024 at 10:58 AM
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    Yeah... the heated grips I ordered early December from Partzilla have been back ordered for a while now. I also still haven't gotten the KTM crash bars for the RC.

    These back orders are ridiculous.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2024 at 10:59 AM
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    That's a bummer.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2024 at 11:02 AM
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    Oh dang! Nevermind, the parts came back in stock on the 2nd and Partzilla shipped them out and they're out for delivery today!
     
  13. Jan 5, 2024 at 11:03 AM
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    I'm glad they actually tell me it's backordered, I guess, just frustrating it changed after I ordered it. I stopped using Babbitt's because I could never tell when something was in stock or not, at least now *normally* through partzilla I have a good idea of if they have it or not. This is the first time they've changed it on me post-order in the half a dozen or so I've done through them.
     
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  14. Jan 5, 2024 at 11:04 AM
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    :rofl: hahaha what a coincidence, happy for you
     
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  15. Jan 5, 2024 at 11:05 AM
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    Yeah, that happened to me too, the date kept changing after I ordered it, but I can't blame Partzilla.

    AOMC.MX showed they had a part in stock and then told me it was back ordered after I ordered, which is worse to me. I canceled that order ASAP.
     
  16. Jan 5, 2024 at 11:05 AM
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    Your post made me look through my emails and I completely missed the tracking number they sent me. :anonymous:
     
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  17. Jan 5, 2024 at 11:27 AM
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    Another update to this saga....

    since they had the flashed ECU already, I wondered if they might have done more. reached out to my shop and inquired....turns out they pretty much did the full package I purchased, but absolutely butchered it and also cheaped out.

    Actual Package:
    Flashed ECU, velocity stack, modified airbox cover, proper full system exhaust by a name brand, high flow air filter, and AIS block off plates.

    What was done to the R3:
    Flashed ECU, velocity stack but replaced the wrong stack in the airbox, butchered the actual airbox, K&N air filter, budget ebay special exhaust, and capped the AIS but not a proper block off plate.

    Luckily Norton is happily refunding me most of the cost of the ECU flash portion, and just charging $60 for an updated flash.

    pic of the butchered airbox as well as the red velocity stack installed in the wrong spot...lmao. Guess I'm learning my lesson about buying a clapped out bike on the cheap.

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  18. Jan 5, 2024 at 11:27 AM
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    How about something cheap and easy to get you by in the meantime

    Vemote Motorcycle Heated Grips Cover Pad 12V, Universal Handlebar, Compatible with Harley Davidson, Temperature Adjustable Five Gear,Waterproof, ATV Hand Heater Warmer with Switch & Fuse https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BCF776FF
     
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  19. Jan 5, 2024 at 11:28 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    thats good but there is a reason spoke wheels are on offroad bikes they will perform better and have less risk of breaking
     
  20. Jan 5, 2024 at 11:33 AM
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    All good! Just got the grips delivered today.

    I also got my Iron Butt Ride certification! I was wondering when it would show up.
     
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