• Bikers of Facepunch
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[QUOTE=r4nk_;35481579]Damn dude, my gpx has the same style battle scar. Did you stationary drop it or low side? I'm doing family stuff tomorrow (instead of sunday) for easter, so can't ride sorry man. [/QUOTE] Clipped the corner of the tray of a ute. It was low speed, but I could've broken/lost some fingers, the bar end is partially knocked out. I still haven't got the TT running yet, It'll still only chug along slowly at full throttle. I'm gonna have to pull out the vibration cleaner, fill it full of turps and chuck in the carby, me thinks. Next weekend maybe!
I have finally won a month long fight with my dirt bikes engine. After replacing the valve spacers and cleaning out the carburetor to the last bit of debris, it starts up first kick with no choke. Success!
Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck. My bike won't start. I've got no idea why. I rode it 2 days ago with no problems, now it won't start at all. Checking sparkplugs & recharging battery now. And a possible buyer is supposed to come look at it / possibly pick it up today. Just my luck.
[QUOTE=***zer0***;35493843]Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck. My bike won't start. I've got no idea why. I rode it 2 days ago with no problems, now it won't start at all. Checking sparkplugs & recharging battery now. And a possible buyer is supposed to come look at it / possibly pick it up today. Just my luck.[/QUOTE] What happens when you try to start it? Does it turn over at all? Does it turn over but not start? Does it turn over and almost start? Does it turn over and start, but die soon after?
I still have to choke my bike to start it. Also, man I suck at stopping at red lights. Is there any other way to keep the engine running without having to release the gear?
No. Doesn't turn on. Not at all. Well, the guy came to check the bike out and apparently he knew what was wrong with it. He had owned one in the past. Something to do with the carburators glogging up because the gas that had been there all winter mixed with the new gas. Or something. He's probably gonna buy it anyway, if he can get a van / something to move it with.
That's why you drain your carbs eh? Man, I really need to man up and either fix my bike myself or take it to a shop. Still haven't decided to take the head off (which will require me to fix timing once it's back together) or drop the engine.
[QUOTE=adam1172;35495087]I still have to choke my bike to start it. Also, man I suck at stopping at red lights. Is there any other way to keep the engine running without having to release the gear?[/QUOTE] If it's a carb'd bike (don't you have a scooter?) you're always going to have to choke it. Even when it's 100 degrees F. It just varies how long you have to keep the choke going.
[QUOTE=Watevaman;35504688]If it's a carb'd bike (don't you have a scooter?) you're always going to have to choke it. Even when it's 100 degrees F. It just varies how long you have to keep the choke going.[/QUOTE] It was fine when I first got it. It just started acting up when I replaced some parts in the bike.
[QUOTE=DarkWolf2;35479682]Guess what guys? My bike is STILL at the shop. I was supposed to drive it home today, but yet again it overheated. after wheeling it back to the shop for the FIFTH time, I checked out the coolant tank only to find out thre mechanic hasn't actually put anything back in it after draining it. So I was driving with an engine that wasnt being cooled at all, which resulted in a temp of 180 degrees centigrade and had the chance to wreck my new cilinder. Even after filling the coolant i wasnt done with it, because the gasket/seal that keeps the coolant in was broken or torn meaning the coolant liquid was leaking from under the bike instead of being pumped around. how the hell can the mechanic miss two easy to spot problems, especially after working on it for the fifth time. Also, is it true that an identical new cilinder results in a 25% decrease in top speed and acceleration until it's driven in?[/QUOTE] I remember when we said the DNA was a good choice. I hope it gets fixed soon.
[QUOTE=adam1172;35506443]It was fine when I first got it. It just started acting up when I replaced some parts in the bike.[/QUOTE] can't you tune it?
[QUOTE=Dylan_94;35507027]can't you tune it?[/QUOTE] I'll try that. Even my mechanic is scared to even touch the engine cause he says its too complex.
I'd get a new mechanic if he's too afraid to work on an engine, especially one of this size. That's kind of their job.
Well guess who just sold his bike! Woo! Woo..? Is it normal if i feel bad about the bike tho? They said they were going to make a stuntbike out of it. Rip off all the plastics, chop it... Ruin it. :( It was my first big bike, and a real nice bike in general. It's... It's like selling a pet away for animal testing. :suicide: [editline]10th April 2012[/editline] Anyways, looking at a kawasaki ZXR400 as my next bike. Inline 4. Looks great, sounds neat, supposedly easy to maintain & fix. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YzvStRrnkQ[/media]
[QUOTE=***zer0***;35510766]Well guess who just sold his bike! Woo! Woo..? Is it normal if i feel bad about the bike tho? They said they were going to make a stuntbike out of it. Rip off all the plastics, chop it... Ruin it. :( It was my first big bike, and a real nice bike in general. It's... It's like selling a pet away for animal testing. :suicide: [editline]10th April 2012[/editline] Anyways, looking at a kawasaki ZXR400 as my next bike. Inline v4. Looks great, sounds neat, supposedly easy to maintain & fix. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YzvStRrnkQ[/media][/QUOTE] i approve, how little was that guy?
[QUOTE=***zer0***;35510766]Well guess who just sold his bike! Woo! Woo..? Is it normal if i feel bad about the bike tho? They said they were going to make a stuntbike out of it. Rip off all the plastics, chop it... Ruin it. :( It was my first big bike, and a real nice bike in general. It's... It's like selling a pet away for animal testing. :suicide: [editline]10th April 2012[/editline] Anyways, looking at a kawasaki ZXR400 as my next bike. Inline v4. Looks great, sounds neat, supposedly easy to maintain & fix. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YzvStRrnkQ[/media][/QUOTE] Correction, inline 4. V4 is basically your normal V shaped 4 piston engine. The ZXR looks like a good bike, I'm not a fan of fat tailed sportsbike though.
[QUOTE=adam1172;35511210]I'm not a fan of fat tailed sportsbike though.[/QUOTE] I actually really like the tail. I think 90s sportsbikes have a lot more personality when it comes to looks. Well, personal preferences. Whatever. :v:
here's my friends tzr, and his friends tzr in the background guess which one is older [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2488893/476581_139195369541936_100003544211828_155382_524928952_o.jpg[/img]
I'm guessing the one in the background is older. Personally not a fan of the blockier designs either. Gah, still having problems with your bikes, Adam and Darkwolfe? Really hope they both will be running perfectly soon. Oh, and guess who ordered a Kawasaki motard today? Only a 150cc engine since the price jump between it and anything 250cc and above in Malaysia is freaking nuts. My parents spending me USD8,000 for a KLX250 would have made me ride on a guilt-trip forever. But hey, my very first bike! Can't wait for the week to pass! :dance:
Front one is from the late 80's, background is early 90's
I figure, I might as well post my goodies at the moment. 2005 KTM 450 SMR [IMG]http://i39.tinypic.com/33thzfa.jpg[/IMG] 2009 KLX 250S with custom DNA Supermoto Rims [IMG]http://i43.tinypic.com/b7x3z9.jpg[/IMG] I will try to find other pictures of my other two, but for now. Enjoy.
Nice supermotards.
god i want a supermoto supermoto, streetfighters, supersports. i want one of each
Let wOrk tonight it was 35 deg. Just had a short trip now the long one to my house. Bike tired over a few times and the battery was dead. Luckily I was parked at the top of the lot and was able to push and. Last start the beast.
[QUOTE=Watevaman;35532453]god i want a supermoto supermoto, streetfighters, supersports. i want one of each[/QUOTE] I feel you man. I want all of them too.
Yup. Getting a ZXR400 on saturday. 400km trip there, and 400km back, in a toyota hiace :suicide: Here's a pic of it! [img]http://image.nettix.fi/extra/bikeimg/1281501_1281600/kawasaki-zxr-1281517_l_aad2f4d4cdcd1dec.jpg[/img]
sexy colors what are over the handlebars? are those intake tubes?
[QUOTE=Watevaman;35538780]sexy colors what are over the handlebars? are those intake tubes?[/QUOTE] Yup
Oh boy, would I love to have myself an ZXR, preferably the 750. Not because of the greater power, but because of the round dual headlights. [img]http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Kawasaki%20ZXR750L%2093%20%201.jpg[/img] I think I've developed a some kind of fetish to those with my NSR.
they look badass but also like they'd get in the way occasionally. [B]edit:[/B] the intakes, not the dual headlights
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