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Old 01-01-2010, 01:38 PM   #171
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this discussion has degraded quickly and looks like the nose cant be pulled out.
i do think the whole pirate look of alot of harley guys is kinda funny. i shouldnt talk i wear a chain drive wallet, have tattoos all over my arms and graes my hair. i guess we all just do what we think is cool.
isnt that one of the things bikes are about? it is something that makes us feel cool. so to each his own i guess. arrrr matey!
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:55 PM   #172
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I don't know.. I just like the bikes. In my misspent youth I did the whole dirty biker, long hair, never wash your clothes, everything/all the time life. Now about the only thing left is the chain drive wallet and the tattoos, I don't live that lifestyle anymore nor do I want to start again. I just gear up in my grungy Hi Viz Aerostitch and ride for the fun of it, full face lid and all, I'm afraid I look like what I am.... a fat middle-aged bald guy with a grey beard riding around as much as possible. I prefer Harleys just because they fit my riding these days but I really don't think I'm impressing or intimidating anyone. If I didn't have the FLH I'd buy a Moto Guzzi Norge` or maybe a Vstrom......Probably the Guzzi as I'm infatuated with anything Italian.

Ride what you like. Nobody here gives a f*ck, I know I don't.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:13 PM   #173
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Oh Contraire mon frer.......the ear bleedingly loud Yoshi can on your ZRX would be illegal, the quiet yet performance enhancing Police Pipes on my bagger are quite within the realm of neighborhood decorum and consideration.
Haaaaaa! Seruzawa has a motorcycle with and aftermarket exhaust?
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:26 PM   #174
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Haaaaaa! Seruzawa has a motorcycle with and aftermarket exhaust?

He's a shifty bugger I'll tell ya'............
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Haaaaaa! Seruzawa has a motorcycle with and aftermarket exhaust?
If you were paying attention you would already know this. My ZRX came used with a Yoshi RS3. After a few days of making like a .38 special I put the stock muffler back on. Roll on testing showed that the stock pipe gave better performance in all conditions. A Holeshot carb kit cured the RS3 mixture problems but didn't make much performance difference, just like I said it would. The stock pipe is back on because the RS3 is just too loud and I'm tired of getting the cops' attention.

I've been telling people to spend their money on track training and experience before tossing $1000 on a pipe that often won't do much. I stand by that opinion. If the bike hadn't had the pipe when I bought it I'd have never gotten one. Luckily the previous owner kept the stock exhaust.
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A Holeshot carb kit cured the RS3 mixture problems but didn't make much performance difference, just like I said it would.

And of course this information was all provided from a Dynomometer,....right?
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I've been telling people to spend their money on track training and experience before tossing $1000 on a pipe.

Totally agree!!!
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A Holeshot carb kit cured the RS3 mixture problems but didn't make much performance difference, just like I said it would.

And of course this information was all provided from a Dynomometer,....right?
No - this information was provided the "old-fashioned way" by actually riding the bike, making an adjustment, and riding it again to see if that was "better". Then making an adjustment..............

It's a pain in the arse to fire-up the ol' backyard dyno, don'tcha know!
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No - this information was provided the "old-fashioned way" by actually riding the bike, making an adjustment, and riding it again to see if that was "better". Then making an adjustment..............

It's a pain in the arse to fire-up the ol' backyard dyno, don'tcha know!
Back to the stone age huh, that explains alot Ladies and Gentelman boys and girls introducing the Butt Dyno!

This explains alot about our past disagreements on tuning. A dyno run at my shop runs 38 bucks- you buy the boys a 12pk and they'll do it for free. After work of course.
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Back to the stone age huh, that explains alot Ladies and Gentelman boys and girls introducing the Butt Dyno!

This explains alot about our past disagreements on tuning. A dyno run at my shop runs 38 bucks- you buy the boys a 12pk and they'll do it for free. After work of course.
There are exactly 2 shops in this area with dyno's - and one's out of bidness. I attempted to get him to sell his dyno (Dynojet 200), but no dice.

So, there is exactly ONE dyno (in Rogers at the Harley shop) operating to serve this area.

It takes nearly zero-skill to "operate" a dyno, but a shatzload of experience, sense, and time to properly tune a bike; 'specially a carb'd bike. They don't have it. I barely have any myself ('specially the "sense" part).

NOW you know the rest of the story there, Paul Harvey.
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