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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

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

  1. Jul 9, 2024 at 2:24 PM
    kidsmoke

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    definately wins the size battle.

    I bought a great little compressor from Costco, but no way I'd expect to tuck it anywhere on a sport bike.

    cell phone for reference. I've used it quite a bit and it kicks ass.

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  2. Jul 9, 2024 at 3:14 PM
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    Its definitely not a hobby grade RC boat, but for the price its pretty decent, small enough to throw in a backpack or moto box and provide some good laughs for ~30-45 min with both batteries depending on how often you are in the throttle. Its not super fast, maybe 15mph. There is a little water sensor safety thing that detects continuity from an exposed screw on the bottom and brass propeller shaft housing. For my use in the ocean where it sees LOTS of time in the air, I cut the two wires for that sensor and simply stripped n twisted them together and taped em up. Now the boat will run out of water. The only other thing I have done is move the steering rod one hole further out on the servo arm to make it steer quicker and tighter. A little drop or two of some lube on the drive exposed driveshaft inside and outside of the boat after use for the day and it keeps on ticking.

    I have been half tempted to get a brushless / slightly bigger boat, but now we are in the 100+ range and then it ends up snowballing like my other RC ventures.... Im good at 50ish bucks to have it get pummeled by waves haha.

    I have this, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B6J33XXX but looks like its not available any more. That stated there are many similar "portable tire inflators" that are small on Amazon with great reviews (probably just newer models). I have been pleasantly surprised with it. It will fill my front tire on the super tenere from 0 psi to 33psi in ~2min, rear tire from 0 to 36 in ~3 and only use 1 bar of battery. Had no problem pumping the airbags on the rear of my taco up to 100psi for kicks, nor did it have an issue pumping to 50psi with probably 1k of weight in the bed/tongue of the truck. It lives in my top box of my super tenere.

    I wonder if you could take that shield off and make something that allows for more clearance but doesnt melt (no idea what the exhaust looks like in that space)
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2024 at 3:35 PM
    Maximumdarkside

    Maximumdarkside Master of self destruction.

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    Looks like fanttik x8? Fantastic little compressor and can be used as a power charger for usb devices if so. They make a much smaller one for bike and such which work for motorcycles as well and use much less room.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2024 at 3:36 PM
    oldtoyman

    oldtoyman Small bore freak

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    Just got back from my dentist and the long way home. Noticed the bikes steering felt weird. On my way home I stopped and lowered the front pressure a little but that didn’t do it. I put the bike and a stand and moved the steering from left to right. When turning left I hear a squeak from the steering bearing. Damn thing sounds dry. Well I know what my next project is. Taking the front end off the KLX and do a clean and grease of the front steering bearings. If I find they are bad then I will replace. Bike only has 380 miles on it and never been anywhere that dirty.
     
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  5. Jul 9, 2024 at 3:37 PM
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    You guys are awesome thanks! Will look into all of these a little later and see which one will work best for me
     
  6. Jul 9, 2024 at 4:19 PM
    50Buck

    50Buck Living rent free Timmy the Tool's head

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    Keep in mind that the average shoe size in America is a 10-10.5 A. For most riders there is plenty of room. Couple that with it being an ADV tourer rather than a sport bike meant for carving canyons and it kinda makes sense. I know it doesn't help you as far as solving the problem, but keeping it in perspective can help with managing expectations.
     
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  7. Jul 9, 2024 at 6:53 PM
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    yes. A fanttick. Didn’t know they made a smaller one. I think I’ll have to jump on that
     
  8. Jul 9, 2024 at 7:02 PM
    Maximumdarkside

    Maximumdarkside Master of self destruction.

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    https://fanttik.com/products/fanttik-x9-pro-portable-tire-inflator

    Here you go, I’m bidding in another x8 as I gave my last one to my college bound kid, so it’s probably hidden in the trunk of the lost souls, never to be seen again.
     
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  9. Jul 9, 2024 at 8:44 PM
    Sacrifice

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    Slacker on sale: link
     
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  10. Jul 9, 2024 at 10:15 PM
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    oldtoyman Small bore freak

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    That’s a lot better deal than I got. I should have waited a couple weeks . Oh well such is life.
     
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  11. Jul 10, 2024 at 4:38 AM
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    Yeah I think I paid that without the remote. Such an awesome and valuable tool though.
     
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    just a couple of things tbh
    someone say hobby grade rc:anonymous:
     
  13. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:11 AM
    Calamity_taco

    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

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    just a couple of things tbh
    ill never understand top cases lol yes they are helpful but god do they look like shit! id rather carry my helmet into the building with me or leave it on the turn signal like i do now haha. i do want saddle bags thou and a small bag on the sissy bar so we dont always need a backpack
     
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    Lockable, waterproof storage is the shit. I have a 56 liter Givi trunk that pops on and off in seconds but i only use it when I have a passenger and need the added space. I agree it does detract from the appearance of the FJR but it's functionality and the fact I don't see it while I'm riding make up for that.

    I've also had the misfortune of having a rather pricey Shoei helmet stolen from my bike many years ago so I will lock my helmet if it's going to be out of eyesight for any period of time.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:20 AM
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    And so it begins. Kid gets a cruiser, and next thing you know it's all about looks and not function. I see your future, bro....

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    kidsmoke

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    +1 on all this.

    I like a bagless bike, particularly when its as sexy as the GRiSO. One of the things I like about that bike is single side exhaust, I can lock my helmet to, and hang it upon, the high side pillion peg. Hate having to deal with a helmet at a destination. But THEN you gotta carry the lock...slippery slope. One way or another, to truly have your bike be your DD, you've got to have provisions for carrying shit. Be it a top case, a tank bag, a back pack or a murse....
     
  17. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:47 AM
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    Thanks for the link! That's about the price I'd be willing to pay to try something out before going down a similar rabbit hole. My latest entry was that of the R/C drift world - $1,000+ CAD and still going.

    Mine's been making a squeaking sound as well, only notice it when moving around the garage with engine off. ~900 miles, been doing it for a while. Let us know what you find, may need to do the same on mine.
     
  18. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:04 AM
    FreshOldTaco

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    Agreed luggage usually detracts from looks but makes life so much better. I only have a handlebar bag on the 701 and sucks on longer days having no storage. Feels like I have all the room for stuff on my Duke, even the tail bag alone can hold a good amount. Also should start carrying a helmet lock with me.
     
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    An acquaintance hung his Shoei off the bike lock at a poker run after party. Went to leave and somebody has pissed in it. As for me, I scratched the shit out of an Arai Sz hanging off the wing.

    Also, a handy way to lock up a leather jacket, handgun or DSLR if you are in an area where it is not convenient/verboten to carry.
     
  20. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:25 AM
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    MarX Hotdogs, spam and skittles.

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