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    Platte City, MO
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    '99 VFR
    '86 Yamaha FJ1200
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  1. FJ12Ryder

    Hypothetical Question

    ^^^^^^^^^Yeah, basically the same situation when I bought mine. It was about a year old, had less than 3,000 miles on it and had never been parked outside in the sun, was absolutely pristine, but the guy wouldn't let me ride it. I bought it anyway, it was just too clean and there weren't very many used ones on the market. Too little too late, but probably should have confirmed the test ride before visiting. I'd really have to think long and hard about an old bike that I couldn't test ride. And of course a lot would depend on the number of miles and overall condition. Mint condition would help convince me. But a test ride isn't out of the question at all. Do you have a lot of tattoos, gold chains, chain drive billfold, piercings, and show up with your buddies: Mad Dog, Devil Man, and Cannibal?
  2. FJ12Ryder

    Hypothetical Question

    Sure, why not. All life is a risk, and just offer to hold the cash while he's gone.
  3. FJ12Ryder

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Just anecdotal, but I've used nothing but automotive oil in any motorcycle I've ever owned. Never any issues, nor would I expect there to be. I mean what's has to be so special about motorcycle oil? Yeah, there are gears and clutches to cause some shear, but that's about it. Motorcycles today aren't that much different than they were 30 years ago. Why would they require special oil? Automobile engines are much more high performance than they used to be so the oil required for them is even better now than it used to be. The only real thing to avoid in automotive oil is something that would cause the clutch to slip. It's your money and if you want to spend it on unnecessarily on motorcycle specific oil go for it. Personally I'll spend most of my money on beer and BBQ, the rest of it I'll just waste.
  4. FJ12Ryder

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    This is very true, but you'd think a marketing department would be all over his results. Everybody wants to be "The Best" or at least better than most. Maybe they don't try to discredit him because it would actually help to give him credibility where they don't think any is warranted. Reputable scientists rarely rebut statements from The Flat Earth Society. We'll just have to agree to disagree on this joker. However we do agree that he is seriously obnoxious.
  5. FJ12Ryder

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Hell, if his results are so fantastic and reliable, a person could see how their test results stack up with a relatively small sample of 10-20 oil tests. If the results are the same as his on those samples then it's a good chance that his results are pretty good across the board. But I haven't seen anyone post corroborative test results, maybe there's a reason.
  6. FJ12Ryder

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Where is any supporting data? If his results are so excellent they should be easy to duplicate, where are the results from other testers? The only way you know they are "facts" is because he says they are. You have his word and nobody else's test results to back him up. All I want to see is supporting test results, should be easy to find. Where is it?
  7. FJ12Ryder

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    But of course they're his opinions, supported by his "data", collected from his tests. Not exactly unbiased results. And should be easy to replicate by an independent lab, but I have no idea whether they have been.
  8. FJ12Ryder

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Man, don't you know you can never joke about brands of oil!!
  9. I definitely give the Mark Parnes balancer grade A score. I change my own tires and some for friends and relatives, but I have the Harbor Freight changer. Not a super setup but works for the half-dozen or so tires I do a year. Do yourself a favor and stick with a static balance, unless you can afford a spin balancer, and avoid the beads. The "yellow hand thingy" from No-Mar is a wonderful thing if you change your own tires. It has saved many dents and holes in mywalls from thrown tools and wrenches when the tire spins on the wheel while being mounted.
  10. FJ12Ryder

    What kind of Oil/Filter do y'all use?

    Never used Amsoil in 50+ years of riding, " NEVER had a mechanical issue that was associated with lubrication, engine or drivetrain." And used all the money I saved by not buying Amsoil to buy beer and BBQ.
  11. ^^^^^^^^^^Yeah, what he said. BTDTGTTS.
  12. FJ12Ryder

    tyre pressure monitor system

    I have one, not that brand, for my triple axle toyhauler basically for the same reason you're thinking. I've had a couple tires bite the big one in the past, and a little warning might have saved some body damage from the tire coming apart. But I'm thinking that it may be relatively unnecessary on the bike. Like you say, you'll notice a low tire pretty quick. OTOH my stepson was complaining about how poorly his bike was handling and discovered he had less than 20 psi in the rear tire. The price is decent, but I'd do a fair amount of checking before I relied on it completely.
  13. Actually, no I've never seen any of those. Guess I don't hang around in the right(wrong) places. And yes pulling a specific VIN for my profile will get you exactly what? And, again what will you do with it that you can't do with any randomly acquired VIN's? I simply don't feel the risks exist in proportion to the concern.
  14. Yeah, but I save my paranoia for scary stuff like Alexa, Google speak, and the always listening speakers and smart TV's that people put in their homes. Those are worthy of paranoia. Big Brother is watching...and listening...always.
  15. Okay, just give me "one" example of someone's VIN stolen off a forum, and what the outcome was. You can walk through any parking lot, used car lot, bike shop, mall parking lot and get a ton of VIN's. Now that you have them, what will you do with them? And if it was so obvious a crime scenario, why do they still put them out there in plain sight? The same goes for all those license plates out there free for the reading. You got 'em, what do you do with them? If there's a good reason to avoid something I'm all for it, but this stuff just comes off as more internet fear mongering. Kind of like those warnings about not giving out your bank account number. Just silly.
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