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Old 05-14-2011, 12:34 PM   #181 (permalink)
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speaking of V-rods I rode a buddies V-rod with some screaming eagle stuff on it. Wasn't very comfy though. Folded me up like a taco shell, arms stretched out, feet out front. Gas mileage was horrible for the small tank it had...but boy did it pull like a freight train
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:35 PM   #182 (permalink)
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A derp derp derp.

There's no derp there. Those can be fun as hell! And that one looks really nicely built.

I actually really want one... Or a honda monkey... Or and a honda monkey.

A paintball forum probably isn't a good place to be judgmental on other people's rides. So don't sweat that by implying retardation over your choices.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:25 PM   #183 (permalink)
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They're crummy motors with bad castings and no quality attention paid. They're basically a stock '95 cocker. Tear it down, replace the head, port the cylinder (Or get a new puch cylinder) clean up all the transfers and ream the carb, it'll run fantastic.

They're absolutly fun and lightweight. Mine weighs 40-50 lbs. =D
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:32 PM   #184 (permalink)
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Mmmm.... Yummy.

How well does it handle at speed with no suspension? Do you just handle it like a bicycle, or can you still lean into a corner and throttle out?
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:31 PM   #185 (permalink)
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Heh. I just got the cylinder dialed in right today. This thing is Scary Fast. Not so much punchy, but with a power band that never ends.
So I'm better equipped to answer that question. At top speed it's stable, but without any shock absorbers it's er... Exciting to ride on less than perfect asphalt.

And I've never taken any corners too aggressive, Besides flat out speed, I'm pretty boring.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:46 PM   #186 (permalink)
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The word today is my motor will be back together this weekend. I expect to go though a lot of rear tires this summer
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:35 PM   #187 (permalink)
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speaking of V-rods I rode a buddies V-rod with some screaming eagle stuff on it. Wasn't very comfy though. Folded me up like a taco shell, arms stretched out, feet out front. Gas mileage was horrible for the small tank it had...but boy did it pull like a freight train
They call it the 'c-clamp' position. I don't get it. Plus supposedly you have to drop the whole motor just to adjust the valves.

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Old 05-17-2011, 12:57 AM   #188 (permalink)
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Well, I am officially the owner of a shiny new KLR650. Well, almost, they have to uncrate it, and I get to pick it up tomorrow afternoon.

In the meantime, stock photos!



Anyways, on the subject, anybody have any recommendations for good affordable riding gear? I'm especially looking for pants, since I've just got some heavy workpants for now.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:47 AM   #189 (permalink)
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I usually wear textile overpants, I have some by tourmaster and a pair by fieldsheer and both seem to do the job. Both of them have quilted liners that you can put in them for when it gets cold.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:07 AM   #190 (permalink)
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I hate modern textile suits with passion, but you would look kinda silly in full leathers.

Remember, if its really comfy and has lots of room to walk in, it will be like a parachute on the road. Buying used is the way to go with riding gear except maybe for helmets.

Im probably the wrong guy to ask when it comes to safety of the gear, I ride in 70s leather and open face helmet.
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