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  • Birthday 07/17/1984

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    2002 VFR800A, 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner, 2001 BMW 325i.

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  1. Ryanme17

    Waterfall TMac2011

    Hey! I know those bikes! That tape is still on my bike, you'll see it again very soon!
  2. I thought the quickshifter was activated by using a pressure switch mounted inside the shift lever mechanism? Having to push a button to quickshift kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it? Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the quickshifter only works with the PCIII. From the website: Bundling with Power Commander Each Dynojet Quick Shifter Kit includes instructions and software that activates your Quick Shifter through your Power Commander III USB. http://www.powercommander.com/powercommander/products/quickshifter/powercommander_quick_shifter.aspx
  3. Mike, This thread has died and been resurrected enough times that I'm not sure you've killed it. Each time it's resurrected I reflect back on it after however many months have passed. I am not yet convinced that you might not resurrect this thread yourself with tales of you out riding again. Even if it's only on a closed course at slower speeds. Though I was uninjured (and therefore can't even begin to imagine what you've gone through these past few months), there were times I almost quit riding, but I am glad now that I stuck it out. I'm not ready to give up on you yet. Hang in there. It's too soon to talk about riding now, but take it one step at a time. First the bathroom, then the world.
  4. Ryanme17

    DSC 0632

    Yes, it's just blue painter's tape. Mirrors do not need to be removed for sportbiketracktime, but they do need to be taped. It's just four bolts to remove the mirrors, and I like them out of the way for track days. It only takes a few minutes to apply the tape, and even less to remove it. Totally worth it.
  5. Another year later and I'm 10 times the rider that I used to be. It seems like a lifetime ago that I was so nervous and twitchy after the accident. I'm glad I had people's advice to take it slow and to work on technique. It was that working on technique that made me a better rider. If I could go back and do it all over again, I would have done a track day sooner. I'm sure that would have made me a more confident (and less twitchy and therefore safer) rider. But hindsight is 20/20, and maybe I needed that time to work on technique before doing a track day. The Lee Parks Course, and going to another TMAC really made a big difference.
  6. No, the Power Commander III changes the bike's fueling map by adding or subtracting fuel at a specific throttle position and RPM. So the gearing won't matter. This may affect the PCV's map by gear feature, however, this is something I am not sure on. If you aren't going to add autotune, quickshift, or map by gear in the future, then there's really no advantage to paying to get a PCV. It adds a few more RPM positions and has a marginally quicker processor (if I recall correctly), but you should be just fine with the PCIII.
  7. Nah, this is only a one-beer job--And that's assuming you drop at least one screw! I wonder if I am at fault here, for often railing against how easy it is to drop those stupid screws I may have contributed to the perceived difficulty of this task. I'm still gonna stand my ground and say a magnetic screwdriver and a little magnet on a stick are essential for this task!
  8. Should we make this a mandatory read before asking an oil-related question?
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    My dash

    I don't know where he got his, but I know that member Throttlepimp does fantastic work and could easily make these. Send him a pm! +1000. Throttlepimp does a fantastic job for a very good price.
  11. Did a quick edit of one of my photos but they look like this... You have lowering blocks AND peg feelers?! You are a brave man.
  12. Actually, the length of the bolts on the side fairing really doesn't matter--except the one that sticks up towards the little cowl pieces that cover the fusebox has to be short. And the wider ones will only fit in the correct spots.
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