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it's light gray; can this cause impaired performance?







history: 1995 FZR600, purchased in 2006 & never changed plugs, stock jetting, yosh slip-on; I've ridden this bike from 30 degrees up to 100 degrees, never changed the jetting, and it has always run exactly the same.

I swapped the outer 2; still got the inner 2 to go...

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Look what I found!
« on: 08/12/11 01:02AM »
wow...so it has to be successful, or else why would they run the scam?

it sort of reminds me of the show "hustle", where likable, professional con artists steal money from people who are greedy enough to think they can make more money

this scam must work on people who are so greedy for a good deal, that they're willing to take a risk of sending payment without seeing the bike

so yeah, this is def. a scam...the email response from the "seller" is good evidence of that...he or she is just luring the buyer in

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Look what I found!
« on: 08/10/11 10:32PM »
yeah, I'm also a little curious...what's to gain from setting up a scam ad?

are they hoping someone will show up with the cash, see now bike, and pay them anyways?

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Off Topic / Re: most economical car under $4k?
« on: 08/05/11 09:07AM »
For $4,000 I'd recommend a car that has the following features:

1.) As little mileage/use as possible.  
2.) As low of an age as possible.
3.) Not desirable with POOR resale value.
4.) Underrated reliability (i.e., reliable, but not internationally KNOWN for it).

Honda and Toyota are extremely bad choices in my opinion.  I'm not saying they don't make good cars.  The problem is that everyone KNOWS they make good cars and thus their resale values are sky-high, especially here in southern California.  Generally I'd avoid them like the plague.  All of my friends/family who've sold used Hondas laughed all the way to the bank.   A friend of mine sold a Civic for so much I still can't imagine who in their right mind would have bought it.  This type of resale value ONLY helps the first buyer.  The second buyer gets screwed.

I'd look at things that didn't sell as well, e.g. Chevy Cobalt/Malibu, Ford Focus/Fusion, Nissan Sentra/Altima, Hyundai Elantra.  I don't want to recommend any of those particular vehicles, as I don't know squat about their reliability (other than that SOME of those I just listed are reliable).  Look them up and research them.  I'm just recommending the "doesn't have high resale value" genre of used car.

A Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla may have higher reliability scores than a Ford Focus, but a 30k mile Focus is a hell of a lot more reliable than a 120k Civic/Corolla.

Do not worry about the resale value of the car to the next owner.  If you get a reasonably low mileage car at $4,000, you're not going to lose your shirt in two years on it.

One last thing: DO NOT BUY A FORMER RENTAL CAR.  Verify this before purchase with a 3rd part agency, e.g., carfax.

And yes, some of the new car lease deals can be pretty good (again on less desirable/slow selling models).  With regard to lease insurance requirements: bear in mind that running around with low-end insurance is a very bad idea.  You're still liable for the damage if you're found at fault, your insurance simply stops paying and they come after YOU.  It's easy to exceed a 30-50k policy.

wow, lots of good advice here, thanks!

and finding that blend of low-mileage, young age, poor resale value is sort of tricky...and you're right, honda's/toyota's are ridiculously expensive...$2,500 can buy you car that's over 20 years old!

so I also thought of the suzuki aerio, and the aforementioned cars you listed...unfortunately have not found any for a fair price yet

does anyone else have any "poor resale value" cars?

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Off Topic / Re: most economical car under $4k?
« on: 08/04/11 11:50AM »
and email sent about the MR2!

holy shit does this forum move fast!

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Off Topic / Re: most economical car under $4k?
« on: 08/04/11 11:48AM »
thanks for the responses, I'll check for some integra's (although, isn't that an expensive car to insure?) and see what's on autotrader

email sent on the civic!

I'd love a late 80's e-series BMW, but as a new grad studying for board exams, I just don't have the time, expertise, money, or a garage to fix up an older car before commuting on it...I need it to go right out of the box

also...what IS the cheapest way to own a car?

I checked online, and the cheapest lease deals are ~$159/month + $2000 @ signing...so leasing for 2 years would cost me $5,816

on the other hand, if I bought a $3,500 car (budgeting $2,000 for maintenance and repair over 2 years) and drove it for 2 years, every month that it's still getting me to work makes it cheaper to own than a lease...and I'm sure the insurance would be cheaper too
What's the primary use of the car? Is it only commuting by yourself? In that case a small bike will be much cheaper to buy, own, and insure. Say like a Ninja 250R.

commuting by myself, yes...but also moving myself around (currently just renting a room), and I already have a bike (1995 FZR600)

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Off Topic / Re: most economical car under $4k?
« on: 08/04/11 11:47AM »
i have a 2002 civic for sale... pm me if your interested and its under 4grand that im asking...  :51:

you must be from OC, LOL

OC by heart / reside LA county ... =P   couldnt have guessed better lol

havent posted on CL yet but i will soon if none of my friends or family are interested... LMK   

I sent you a quickie email for details on the civic

and yeah, I forgot about the mileage...right now I'm aimed at doing 23k miles/year

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Off Topic / Re: most economical car under $4k?
« on: 08/04/11 11:30AM »
thanks for the responses, I'll check for some integra's (although, isn't that an expensive car to insure?) and see what's on autotrader

email sent on the civic!

I'd love a late 80's e-series BMW, but as a new grad studying for board exams, I just don't have the time, expertise, money, or a garage to fix up an older car before commuting on it...I need it to go right out of the box

also...what IS the cheapest way to own a car?

I checked online, and the cheapest lease deals are ~$159/month + $2000 @ signing...so leasing for 2 years would cost me $5,816

on the other hand, if I bought a $3,500 car (budgeting $2,000 for maintenance and repair over 2 years) and drove it for 2 years, every month that it's still getting me to work makes it cheaper to own than a lease...and I'm sure the insurance would be cheaper too

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Off Topic / Re: most economical car under $4k?
« on: 08/04/11 10:21AM »
it's a bad ass truck, that 22-RE would last forever, and I'd love one as a secondary vehicle/bike hauler, but at 16mpg with $158 31" all-terrain tires that wear out quicker than a hard compound economy piece, that truck is just not cheap to own...

I've tried adding up many ways, and trucks are more of a luxury than a necessity...they're just not cheap compared to an econobox car

I do sort of miss the '97 Tacoma 4x4 I had back in MA....but Toyota paid me a fair price to crush her

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Off Topic / Re: most economical car under $4k?
« on: 08/04/11 10:08AM »
thanks for the quick reply guys

I guess I could re-add the gen 7 civic to the list...any personal experiences, complaints, or suggestions with it?

but while the civic is "nice", it's not really cheap; a quick CL search for a 2002 civic < $4k returns a ton of salvage titles, 150k+ miles, accident cars, etc. A quick search for a 2002 accent finds many in the $3,500 price range with 60-90k miles...I'm not sure if an accent will last as long as a civic, but it's a lower initial purchase price and possibly lower on insurance if it's a less-theft car

and I'm done with corollas...under $4k is for the 98-02 model, which I had, and learned the hard way that there was a design flaw which suited it with undersized pistons compensated with oversize (soft) rings which wear out prematurely overtime, burning oil, running the engine dry, and seizing it. A replacement engine is nearly $2,000 on a 10 year old car....wtf?

I thought about getting a Toyota pickup, but I think it would be more expensive to own long term, since the tires are $120/pop, it gets 16-20mpg, and can't seat more than 2 people.

keep 'em coming...

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Off Topic / most economical car under $4k?
« on: 08/04/11 09:44AM »
hey guys, I'm a new college grad and looking to get into the cheapest vehicle to hold me over 2-3 years until I get (financially) settled.

what's the cheapest car to own, that I could buy used, under $4k?

the first thing that comes to mind is a civic, but they hold their resale value well, so I was actually considering the Hyundai Accent or Elantra

maybe an accent 3-door hatchback in a stick?

3892
It was great riding with everyone today and touring through..... cancelled???? WTF, who was I riding with? 

Me! I am the one with the yellow fzr600 from Massachusetts!

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Well, I made it to my first group ride and there was no ride, haha

But I finally met some of the ocmoto crew and got a quick brunch with a small group of them near Newport beach. Nice meeting you all! If I forget ur name please don't take it personally...I just met a lot of people!

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I have a bunch of stuff to do today...so I'm just coming for the meet up to start introducing myself to OCmoto (I'm a noob)...look for the oldest bike there and say hi!



and btw, if you go to www.ihop.com and sign up for their pancake nation thing, you get 2 free pancakes, 2 strips of bacon, 2 eggs, and 2 sausages

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wait...does the kind of bike matter?

mine is 16 years old, but it's a clean "sport" bike that runs great...I think it should be able to hang with newer sport bikes unless you guys go balls to the wall  ???

and I thought this was a noobie ride at the speed limits...so heck, I'm sure a dual sport would be enough to keep up, let alone a cruiser, no?

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How long is the ride from start to finish?

3897
glad to hear your back on two wheels!

when's the superchicken run?

btw, brakes are nice and smooth...they're not crunchy at all! much thanks!

3898
you mean comprehensive coverage? that I do have...

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yeah it definitely sounds like a good way to meet people...

if you're shy, just look for the oldest bike there (yellow 1995 FZR600); and you don't need to feel left out compared to me, because I don't know anyone (new here from Massachusetts)!


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ok, in an attempt to save money, I lost money...

does anyone have any locking saddle bags?

I made the mistake of leaving some stuff in there while seeing a movie, and lost some running shoes, addidas pants, water bottle, t-shirt, and work-out gloves

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