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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4575 on: April 23, 2019, 07:55:45 PM »
Your right the engine does have a lot of engine braking. What are most people using for an ecu flash for this bike?

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A quick Google just tells me I probably should've charged more. lol.
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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4576 on: May 10, 2019, 07:29:11 AM »
Was trying to contact this guy on his Panigale. His story of being the original owner didn't match up when he said he purchased the exhaust like that from the previous owner. I asked if the bike was lien free and he seemed to stop messaging me when I asked for the VIN.  >:(

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4577 on: May 11, 2019, 07:07:01 PM »
Couple of muppets on rockets just about killed themselves swerving through traffic on deerfoot about 10 minutes ago, me going 125 in the passing lane just wasn't passing fast enough for them. I changed lanes asap and they were already lane splitting the slower lane when I changed. Both of them would have deserved what they got had I changed lanes a split second faster. Stay smart out there boys and girls.

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4578 on: May 16, 2019, 09:00:15 AM »
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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4579 on: May 25, 2019, 07:48:10 AM »
Can finally say I'm done with my tank. I need to repaint my panels for the third time as I had some sort of reaction when I sprayed my clear where it wrinkled my base coat.



Love the colour. Don't mind the orange peel. :-[


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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4580 on: June 07, 2019, 08:57:40 AM »
Can finally say I'm done with my tank. I need to repaint my panels for the third time as I had some sort of reaction when I sprayed my clear where it wrinkled my base coat.
Love the colour. Don't mind the orange peel. :-[

That looks awesome dude nice job on the paint work!!

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4581 on: July 11, 2019, 09:13:30 PM »
Well it looks like im gonna by driving my duke from calgary to williams lake next weekend.... Any tips? will like regular gore-tex style rain gear work or should i get something more heavy duty?
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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4582 on: July 12, 2019, 02:53:29 PM »
Regular rain gear works fine. I've worn it under my moto gear in the past with good results. XXL gear works good over top.

Bike shorts with a plump chamois is luxurious as a base layer, but not necessary.

Move around and stretch on the bike lots, before you're sore. If something starts to ache you're too late.

Strapping everything to the bike is by far preferable to wearing a backpack.

Dunno what range you get on the Duke, but plan fuel stops accordingly.

It's only Williams Lake don't be a ussypay.
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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4583 on: July 13, 2019, 10:54:55 AM »
Picked this thing up recently, unregistered with 47km on it. Not even sure I'm going to ride it lol..

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4584 on: July 15, 2019, 04:05:20 PM »
Going to look at another one of my favorite old Japanese motorcycles tonight, 1980 Yamaha XJ650. If all goes well we already agreed on a price and I may just drive it home.

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4585 on: July 16, 2019, 07:57:29 AM »
Well it looks like im gonna by driving my duke from calgary to williams lake next weekend.... Any tips? will like regular gore-tex style rain gear work or should i get something more heavy duty?

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4586 on: July 16, 2019, 09:00:47 AM »
Going to look at another one of my favorite old Japanese motorcycles tonight, 1980 Yamaha XJ650. If all goes well we already agreed on a price and I may just drive it home.

Bike was a bust.

Looked amazing in photos and the "owner" told me everything I wanted to hear.

Get the the guys house and the bike isn't even his, it's his brothers. When running the engine ticked like nothing I've ever heard and the entire front of the engine was caked in 5mm of oil.

Back to Kijiji.


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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4587 on: July 16, 2019, 01:56:10 PM »
Those Throttle Rocker things almost made me die. Had it somehow wind itself up a bit, and when I rolled off to brake it held the throttle one despite me trying to let go.

Haven't had one of these things try to kill me yet. Mine broke on a big trip though, so I just learned to hold the throttle with my left hand.

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4588 on: July 18, 2019, 08:15:03 AM »
Owner of the bike in Smith, AB started getting sketchy about who actually owned the bike etc. so I had to pass on that.

But, I did find another bike I am interested in, in Calgary.

Wondering if there is anyone who would be willing to go check it out for me? Possibly save me a trip for nothing if it isn't as clean as the guy says.

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4589 on: July 18, 2019, 09:28:48 AM »
Ooooh. That's a nice bike. I would absolutely love to grab that and keep it bone stock.
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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4590 on: July 18, 2019, 09:37:14 AM »
Ooooh. That's a nice bike. I would absolutely love to grab that and keep it bone stock.

Yea, I wouldn't do anything to this bike beyond maintenance and replacing parts that need it. Would make for a great commuter around the city.

I'm just hoping I can find someone to take a quick look at it for me.

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4591 on: July 18, 2019, 10:25:49 AM »
Yea, I wouldn't do anything to this bike beyond maintenance and replacing parts that need it. Would make for a great commuter around the city.

I'm just hoping I can find someone to take a quick look at it for me.

That's what you said about the shadow.
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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4592 on: July 18, 2019, 10:32:15 AM »
That's what you said about the shadow.

Haha oh you remember that hey...  ::)

All I did was handlebars which improved driving position and handling.

Nonetheless, if anyone wants to do me a solid let me know! I will owe ya some beers or whatever.


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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4593 on: July 18, 2019, 11:47:44 AM »
Haha oh you remember that hey...  ::)

All I did was handlebars which improved driving position and handling a dildo knob.


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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4594 on: July 18, 2019, 12:09:22 PM »
Haha oh you remember that hey...  ::)

All I did was handlebars which improved driving position and handling a dildo knob.


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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4595 on: July 18, 2019, 12:11:59 PM »
You uckfayers haha!

Just spoke with the guy on the phone, original owner from 1978, pretty cool! Seems very knowledgeable and gives the impression that he really cared for the bike but is now just too old to keep riding it.

Whether or not I can get someone to check it out I think I will make the trip Saturday morning.

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4596 on: August 06, 2019, 09:36:54 AM »
Sorry bud, I don't know any bike shops in Edmonton to suggest, but I hope it'll be fixed up soon for ya!

As I was riding this past weekend I was watching as the sun set was getting more and more and more vibrant.. I think this was (and perhaps will be) the nicest sunset of the year..

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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4597 on: August 06, 2019, 01:05:24 PM »
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Re: WSC Motorcycle thread
« Reply #4598 on: August 06, 2019, 01:09:05 PM »
Need a new non-power-ranger-helmet.  ;D

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« Reply #4599 on: August 06, 2019, 01:11:41 PM »
I know someone with a '78 KZ650 cafe racer conversion, if you're looking for a parts bike, or second one.
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