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March 11, 2013, 08:09 PM #0

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Well like on Heights I thought I would start a thread that would facilitate general conversation about the sport (or industry).  So to start off, if anyone from Heights remembers shocker45, Jordan, he's recently been confirmed to race in the AMA Super Sport series for 2013 under TPL Racing.  I thought that was pretty neat to see a local guy slot into a full season in AMA.  Maybe one day he'll be with McCormick in WSBK.
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    March 11, 2013, 08:12 PM #1

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    I love watching his race vids. He is quite good. And younger than I originally thought.

    Wish I had time for more racing.
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    Originally posted by: Igor
    i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

      March 11, 2013, 08:14 PM #2

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      Originally posted by boostfreak
      I love watching his race vids. He is quite good. And younger than I originally thought.

      Wish I had time for more racing.

      I think he's our age?  Maybe a year younger?  He's has some talent that's for sure.  All I remember is him and Bob at Burnout in '06 buying Myles, you, and myself shots and then seeing him at an FCOM meet back in '06.

      I'll be looking into turning my pants and jacket into a two piece and have been recommended Guy Anthony in St. Boniface by some folks from the MRA board.  When I get that done I'll post up some pictures.
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        March 11, 2013, 08:25 PM #3

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        I want a new jacket this year. The current ones gonna be up for sale soon.

        Switching to leather and I think I need a bigger size.
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        Originally posted by: Igor
        i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

          March 11, 2013, 08:38 PM #4

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          Originally posted by boostfreak
          I want a new jacket this year. The current ones gonna be up for sale soon.

          Switching to leather and I think I need a bigger size.

          How much are you looking to spend?  I ask because there's been some really good full one piece suit sales on US sites lately for about 4-500.
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            March 12, 2013, 03:20 PM #5

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            I'm very seriously considering selling my current bike in favor of a new 300-500cc bike. Thoughts?

              March 12, 2013, 04:15 PM #6

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              Dat CB500 you posted. hhnnngg.

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                I'd learn the limits of something not brand new first. But that's just me.

                It's a first year model. I'd cringe at the prices of body panels...
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                Originally posted by: Igor
                i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

                  March 12, 2013, 07:12 PM #8

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                  On that note, there's a nice GS500F on kijiji. Memory lane for Brad and I haha.
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                  '13 Fiat 500 Turbo
                  Originally posted by: Igor
                  i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

                    March 13, 2013, 11:23 AM #9

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                    It's taking forever to get my bike safetied, but I assume that's because they're busy with Sleds and Quads right now anyways.

                    Maybe I'll ride the KZ another year.

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                      Originally posted by boostfreak
                      On that note, there's a nice GS500F on kijiji. Memory lane for Brad and I haha.

                      Haha dammit.  The GS was a great bike, for sure I'd like to get another one in the stable.   

                      I hope to return in mid-April with the sumo.  It looks like the temperature may be above zero not this weekend but the one after.  If that's the case for sure heading out on the weekend.
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                        March 14, 2013, 01:16 AM #11

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                        Originally posted by: Igor
                        i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

                          March 14, 2013, 11:22 AM #12

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                          ^ next purchase?
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                            March 14, 2013, 02:19 PM #13

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                            If I had $30k lol
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                            '13 Fiat 500 Turbo
                            Originally posted by: Igor
                            i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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                              Originally posted by 99blackSE
                              Haha dammit.  The GS was a great bike, for sure I'd like to get another one in the stable.   

                              I hope to return in mid-April with the sumo.  It looks like the temperature may be above zero not this weekend but the one after.  If that's the case for sure heading out on the weekend.

                              Let me know.  I am down for an extended ride... wish I had bough a full face helmet, may go buy one just go rip in the cold.  been dying to go ride again!

                              Originally posted by c2Baz
                              I'm very seriously considering selling my current bike in favor of a new 300-500cc bike. Thoughts?

                              do it!  probably get some comments about this, but I love fast bikes too... but in the end a really light bike is the most fun I've had... and perhaps James May said it best, its more fun to experience a vehicle at its limits, so with a smaller displacement bike you may see those limits more often.

                              Bonus is better gas mileage and cheaper insurance.  love my 500... although it really helps its in the 50-62 HP range.

                              Originally posted by boostfreak
                              Just leaving this here.

                              http://www.s1000rrforum.com/forum/bmw-hp4-general-discussion/18234-hp4-comp-bike-porn-pic-heavy.html

                              Frig sake.

                              oh, hell yeah.  this. is. sex. 

                              if i wasn't certain that bike would kill me in the first 4.23 secs... I would love one.  and yeah $30k would buy me a lot of cafe racers and side cars.
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                                  ^nice, I'll keep that in mind if we take any long rides through there.

                                  Lol, if you guys order anything from bikebandit.com (a great place to find everything from OEM stuff to oil, to tools) use the promo code BOWL25. You'll get a free magnetic parts bowl.

                                  I've gotten three :lol:
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                                  Originally posted by: Igor
                                  i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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                                    I need a tamper proof bolt screw driver, if there is such a thing. My fireblade has tamper proof bolts and I want to take my front fairings off for cleaning and redecalling and paint but I can't manage to get these bolts off without a special tool. Know where to find one?
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                                      Originally posted by Rallyman
                                      I need a tamper proof bolt screw driver, if there is such a thing. My fireblade has tamper proof bolts and I want to take my front fairings off for cleaning and redecalling and paint but I can't manage to get these bolts off without a special tool. Know where to find one?

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                                        March 24, 2013, 10:22 PM #19

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                                        Yep ^
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                                        Originally posted by: Igor
                                        i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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                                          Cool. First stop tomorrow then!!
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                                            I got a set from Can Tire as well. Strange your fairing bolts are security ends...like security torx or ?  I know the ignition cylinders on all mine have security torx but I've never seen on fairings.
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                                              Found out that they are not security screws but rivets. I've tried everything to get them out but I think I'll have to drill out. But I am waiting to pull it all apart for now and get the decals redone another time.
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                                                Lol, this little cutie came in today :lol:.



                                                Its Klegos CBR125R exhaust! It was a ridiculous deal, and I was ordering stuff from the same place anyway, so I convinced him :trollface:. The welds on it are beautiful, and it appears to be quite decent quality.

                                                Should be good for around a 10% increase in power, which is certainly something you can feel when you only make 10 :P. Sweet buy

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                                                Originally posted by: Igor
                                                i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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                                                  Originally posted by Rallyman
                                                  Found out that they are not security screws but rivets. I've tried everything to get them out but I think I'll have to drill out. But I am waiting to pull it all apart for now and get the decals redone another time.

                                                  Metal rivets?  That exhaust is pretty cool Dave heh.  A 125cc class at Gimli would be so much fun.
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