Added reply in a thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/20/2020 6:37 PM

Whoa

Added reply in a thread 2021 RMZ450 8/20/2020 1:02 PM

Tear the graphic off. Bingo! Best looking bike again.

Added reply in a thread Flat spot in power on a FI bike 8/19/2020 6:36 PM

Seems to happen hot or cold. Gonna try and test tps again this weekend, see if I missed something. Could very high humidity play into this? Or would that cause more a rich condition?

Added reply in a thread 2021 RMZ450 8/19/2020 2:07 PM

If it is a 2021, don't we all have to have color matched side and front plates though?

Started new thread Flat spot in power on a FI bike 8/19/2020 1:56 PM

What would cause a flat spot in power in a FI bike? It's not right off the bottom but very soon after. All gears. Do not seem to notice any bogging sound or feeling on the stand. I have ruled out dirty injectors, throttle position sensor, fuel pump, ... more »

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Added reply in a thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/19/2020 11:24 AM

I am so less worried about people's decisions and more worried about society in general. All too often people are so quick to decide that throwing money at a problem will solve it instead of deciding to figure it out themselves. "Too tough for me, I'll ... more »

Added reply in a thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/19/2020 11:11 AM

I charge $35/hr.

Added reply in a thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/19/2020 10:28 AM

Again, I totally understand taking a vehicle for repair work that requires unique tools. Not that this is always the case, but for me to take a vehicle to a shop for a repair or diagnosis with their special tools around me, it takes weeks. They are slammed ... more »

Added reply in a thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/19/2020 8:15 AM

Lot of Can Do in people but not a lot willing to at least try. Someone mentioned we are a free country people can do or not do what they want. True. But let’s not make that an excuse to be lazy and pawn stuff off to other people to fix our messes. This ... more »

Added reply in a thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/19/2020 7:50 AM

I, by no means, want mechanics to go out of business. I am a maintenance mechanic myself. However, there is absolutely no reason anyone should have to rely on a shop to do simple tasks. And no one spending time reading through and posting on an Internet ... more »

Added reply in a thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/18/2020 2:04 PM

You just do it! you struggle a bit, learn a lot, and when you come across the same problem again (which you will) its a non issue

Added reply in a thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/18/2020 2:02 PM

So the shop had some magic dust? Or did they struggle with penetrating oil, sprocket holder, impact maybe, and some time?

Added reply in a thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/18/2020 1:55 PM

It's not impossible that's the thing! Go buy a 3 pack set of 3 jaw pullers from Harbor Freight for $19.99 and get that sprocket off!

Added reply in a thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/18/2020 1:51 PM

No doubt! Youtube will walk you through almost anything without reading a sentence! Tools are an investment. My dad still uses the same tools and tool chest he had from college and he is nearly 70 now. Less than $500 in tools will save thousands in shop ... more »

Started new thread What happened to people fixing things. 8/18/2020 1:31 PM

I grew up understanding that if I wanted to play rough with my toys then I needed to know how to fix it. Seems like today I hear more and more about people "sending" things off to be worked on or brought to a bike shop to wait weeks for them to get to ... more »

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Added reply in a thread FI bike stumbles with very quick throttle 8/18/2020 6:00 AM

Shops around me are terribly slow. Typical is a 2-3 week waiting period and another couple weeks in the shop. In 5 weeks time I will be knocking on the door of end of riding season where I live. I also checked TPS last night. All checked out nuts on ... more »

Added reply in a thread FI bike stumbles with very quick throttle 8/17/2020 7:20 PM

K, any suggestions where to start? It’s a new bike. 6 hours on it. Never really noticed it until I put on a superflo kit. Thought that was the problem so I switched back to stock. Same issue still. It doesn’t stall but when I give it a super quick flick ... more »

Started new thread FI bike stumbles with very quick throttle 8/17/2020 6:42 PM

Is it at all normal for an FI bike to stumble at all off idle regardless of how fast throttle is applied?

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Added reply in a thread How ‘bout them Zuki’s boys!!!! 8/17/2020 12:53 PM

I think that the pride comes more from the fact that there is a group on Vital that likes to poke fun at Suzuki and claims they are underpowered, overweight, and outdated. Then to see three of them out front in a race is a great testament to how the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Trimming weight 8/17/2020 11:50 AM

Ya I was thinking about getting a set of plastics and running no graphics. Any idea if there is any difference in weights with plastic kits? I thought at one time I heard maybe Acerbis were the lightest?