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Forum: CBR 600F2
01-28-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Commander_Chaos

Bodywork

I've had a bunch of new, in-the-package aftermarket, F2 bodywork up on eBay for months without even a nibble. Is this stuff just worthless? Now I'm thinking about using that bodywork on my bike and...
01-01-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Commander_Chaos

Is the sprocket moving on the shaft, or are they...

Is the sprocket moving on the shaft, or are they moving as a unit? The sprocket moving on the shaft is NOT okay and needs to be secured.

The entire shaft/sprocket assembly moving as a unit is...
Forum: CBR 600F3
01-01-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,255
Posted By Commander_Chaos

When I was doing lots of track days I kept a key...

When I was doing lots of track days I kept a key hidden on the bike, under the fairing zip tied to the frame. Guys frequently showed up at the track only to be unable to ride because they left their...
Forum: CBR 600RR
12-31-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Commander_Chaos

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Found this in a book about restoring old Brit bikes. I will...
12-30-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Commander_Chaos

I was surprised to see that the factory manuals...

I was surprised to see that the factory manuals shows the axle being inserted from the left. It's better, where possible, to insert the axle from the right. In the event of a wheel bearing seizure...
Forum: CBR 600F2
12-26-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,393
Posted By Commander_Chaos

If you have access to an inductive timing light...

If you have access to an inductive timing light you can check spark just by getting to the wires.
12-22-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,282
Posted By Commander_Chaos

"Universal" typically means modifications will be...

"Universal" typically means modifications will be required before it fits any bike in the universe. (rimshot)

Not sure what product you're talking about but the last off-brand mufflers I bought...
12-22-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,312
Posted By Commander_Chaos

They wear out faster and they're more expensive,...

They wear out faster and they're more expensive, but on the plus side they look nice and they help in the all-important unsprung weight category. Not really a right-or-wrong here, you'll just be...
Forum: Riding Skills
12-22-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Commander_Chaos

ItsI the opposite in U.K., Japan, and anyplace...

ItsI the opposite in U.K., Japan, and anyplace where they drive on the left.
Forum: Riding Skills
12-22-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 48,758
Posted By Commander_Chaos

I think a 600 is too big for a first bike....

I think a 600 is too big for a first bike. Americans especially have a "bigger bikes are faster" and "small bikes are for wusses" mentality which just isn't true. Racers in Europe are faster in...
Forum: CBR 600RR
12-21-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Commander_Chaos

Timbuctwo's suggestion is certainly the first...

Timbuctwo's suggestion is certainly the first thing to try, and that could very well fix the problem. It could also be that the steering stem is bent, a distinct possibility since modern, upside-down...
Forum: CBR 600F2
12-19-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Commander_Chaos

At least it was being ridden. I know a guy who ...

At least it was being ridden. I know a guy who has a Suzuki Savage the he bought new and has ridden year-round in Massachussetts for 8-10 years. It's rusting into oblivion but you can't say it...
Forum: General Tech
12-19-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Commander_Chaos

I agree. A smaller front sprocket will also...

I agree. A smaller front sprocket will also reduce sprocket life and a larger back sprocket will last longer. Besides, big back sprockets are cool as hell.
Forum: General Tech
12-19-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Commander_Chaos

Fairy liquid? Forcing myself not to say something...

Fairy liquid? Forcing myself not to say something childish.
12-19-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By Commander_Chaos

Fair enough, but I'm almost out of "wisdom"...

Fair enough, but I'm almost out of "wisdom" :)
Forum: CBR 900RR
12-18-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By Commander_Chaos

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https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/cbrforum.com-vbulletin/640x364/shifter_4_a846d4462dee450fc8ec85384089219df8c0fe29.jpg
The lever is installed pointing backward, which reverses the shift pattern. If you...
Forum: CBR 900RR
12-18-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By Commander_Chaos

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For the second way you'll need a one-piece lever from a Japanese motorcycle. Nearly...
Forum: CBR 900RR
12-18-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By Commander_Chaos

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https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/cbrforum.com-vbulletin/640x364/shifter_2_44424c5625c03279e1b48d575843a3bf8fcdfaaf.jpg
The first way is to take the lever off of the transmission shaft and turn it over....
Forum: CBR 900RR
12-18-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By Commander_Chaos

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https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/cbrforum.com-vbulletin/2000x1198/shifter_1_86686f37b8c8860f7b3c9943e6a115ca9d16e5ae.jpg
shift side 1999 CBR900RR
I've never done this on your bike but I've done it on a...
12-18-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By Commander_Chaos

classified ads

how about dropping the post requirement to 50?
12-18-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Commander_Chaos

Not all racers use GP shift. Many do, but it's in...

Not all racers use GP shift. Many do, but it's in no way mandatory.

As for how it's done, there are several ways. On many modern sport bikes it only involves taking the stubby lever off of the...
Forum: General Tech
12-18-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Commander_Chaos

Tire change lube

I mount and balance my own tires with levers. One thing that's always been an issue is lubricant. On spoke/tube wheels I can squeak by without it but on tubless/alloy wheels I've found it to be...
Forum: Road Racing
12-18-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By Commander_Chaos

Real Road Racing

I'm going to the 2019 NW200. Any other fans here?
12-18-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By Commander_Chaos

I was very pleased with how smart I was until I...

I was very pleased with how smart I was until I saw where others had thought of it first :)
Forum: Riding Gear
12-18-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By Commander_Chaos

Necessary? Other than a helmet, no. Wise?...

Necessary? Other than a helmet, no. Wise? Absolutely.

I once crashed my CB750F in the middle of the summer. I was riding in a t-shirt and jeans and lost the front end on an exit from the PA...
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