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No power?  Sounds like you need a generator or it might be best to call a tow truck.  Depending on how long the car's been sitting it may not even be safe to drive (dry-rotted tires, water in brake lines), or the best idea unless you can do a quick oil change and do a thorough once-over of the fuel and ignition systems and brake lines.

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If you can access the battery why not just swap it out with a working battery.  Besides, if the battery is not the problem and you do push it out, it's assumed you'll want to pull the car back in.  Work smarter not harder!  8)

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Had one on my old bike, an '03 SuperHawk, then discovered the same filter that fit an '01 Miata worked on my bike, and cut my filter bill in half.  Replaced every 4k miles, oil every 8k with Mobil 1 4T synthetic motorycle oil.  Never had a leak, never had any oil burning issues in 45k miles.

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I guess he really wanted that new iPhone...  :6:

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But did you see that sweet ride...?  :49:

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If it only has 5 miles on it, shouldn't it be under warranty?  You most likely have a faulty battery, if it was the carbs it would more than likely run rough, not stop altogether.  Try the Sea Foam anyway...

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You can probably get by storing the bike with a fuel stabilizer such as Sta-bil and 91-octane.  No need to waste money on racing or aviation fuel.

As for the carbed bike, the jets are more sensitive to build up.  I'd use some over the counter fuel additive such as Techron upon first start-up, always worked for my SuperHawk when it was acting up.

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Tales of the Road / Re: Missing side mirrors
« on: 09/29/12 03:03PM »
all of you are retarded. if you have a problem with someone, confront them face to face like a man. or is it that you are physically or mentally inadequate to confront someone you have a problem with. so then you do what you do here. talk shit from the safety of you house behind a keyboard. so im not surprised that this is the kind of behavior most of you would demonstrate in your personal lives. creep around at night like a common thief. dont go around like a pussy messing with their things when they cant do anything to  defend them selves. cuz you know if they could they would beat the living shit out of you? man up ladies. settle disputes like in the old days; in a dark alley with a couple of bear handed punches and a broken nose. not by throwing a sucker punch and running away.



Lighten up dude!  Most of the commentary is probably tongue-in-cheek.  As for "bear handed", someone dumb enough to motion a fake gun is probably not mentally-balanced or has a death wish (totally different issue if they flip you off).  The best action to take is probably to report the douchebag to the police, maybe they'll uncover an arsenal of weapons or some outstanding warrants.  Besides, does violence really solve anything?

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Next time please post some music with your video: Loggins' "Danger Zone" would be appropriate...  8)

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Tales of the Road / Re: Missing side mirrors
« on: 09/29/12 08:04AM »
Amateurs!  :D  If you want to ruin someone's day, don't screw with the valve stem which leaves you fumbling with his tires and looking obvious to the most casual observer, walk by his car with a small, sturdy knife (2" blade will suffice) and slash his sidewall.  There's no repairing it, he'll have to buy a new tire.  The more you know...

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Here's the best option for picking up the bike on a weeknight in LA: http://www.amtrak.com/pacific-surfliner-train  Just have the seller pick you up at the Van Nuys station.  You can thank me later...  :D

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Showering her
« on: 09/24/12 08:59AM »
I use either Mother's or Meguiar's car wash concentrate for the bike and wax it with Meguiar's Gold Class every 6 months or so.  My '03 SuperHawk still looked new after 8 years and 45k miles before I sold it recently.  I was also a little OCD and would clean and wax the backside of the panels anytime I had them off for maintenance.

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Given this crappy, humid weather we've been having lately, it's perfectly normal.  Who wants to work outside when it's 90+ degrees and you sweat within 10 minutes?  :o  There's a reason I don't live in Florida!

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If you know what oil filter and engine oil you need and can pick it up.  You're welcome to come by and I can lend you some tools and a rear stand  Try looking up oil filters that cross reference with other cars.  Lots of people use oil filters meant for other vehicles but fit your bike with the same exact dimensions of the filter.  Mobil one and Purolator Pure One should make some that fit.   

I'll be working on my bike at around 2:30 or so.  Also having a bbq at my house if you decide to come chill, bring beer.  Located close to Yorba Linda.. Hit me up via PM.

This is true, the filter meant for an '01 Miata fit my SuperHawk as well as a few other Hondas and some Kawasaki models.  Motorcycle specific filters at Cycle Gear start at $10!

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I would recommend a SuperChicken since I used to own one, but there aren't many options for cargo carrying and the range is limited at 150 miles/tank.  A VFR800 is a great choice and has plenty of made-to-fit cargo carrying options, as other have posted.

Seeing how you are partial to V-twins, a Triumph with a triple is something you may want to look at, there is plenty of low and mid-range torque.  The Sprint or Trophy are great choices!

Also, if you've got the coin, the new BMW K1600GT has been getting mad props from the press lately.

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Honda also sold the VTR250 from '88-'90, it featured a V-twin for good bottom-midrange power.

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Since you live in Santa Ana, Newport Beach Ducati/Triumph also has demo bikes to ride and may be closer to you.  Great dealership with no pressure (at least from Aaron the sales manager) and no BS.  I got a great deal on my Speed Triple!

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My practical side says it also is a financial choice.  Vanity comes at a price, leasing a vehicle makes no sense for the average person unless they get reimbursed and/or it is for business use.  The same can be said of buying a bike new and ditching it after a couple of years as some bikes can lose 50% of their value in the first year alone and that is money you might as well throw into the toilet.  I had my '03 SuperHawk for 8 years and put 45k miles on it.  I recently purchased my Triumph and the bike offers plenty of entertainment from the sound of that triple and the 130+ horsepower as I'm sure I'll keep it for quite some time!

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Sorry to hear you got duped, but it may also be helpful to provide the VIN for your missing bike.  We're more likely to pay attention to a bike than some douchey-looking douchebag.  As for the driving with expired tags, is that icing on the cake?  ;)

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