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jhenley17 last won the day on January 15

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About jhenley17

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    Moto Grand Prix Racer

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    Prairieville, LA
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    Super Sexy White Metallic 2014 800

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  1. jhenley17

    Toro's Triumph? :-)

    [emoji50] 170-horse Thruxton? That must be insane. I wouldn't have even thought it was possible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    VFR 800 Performance numbers

    The Katana (before it became the bloated hunk of junk it was in its last incarnation) seems to be love or hate. I love it, but I like quirky. I've yet to see or hear of Suzuki making a retro model, though. So far, there's a bigger chance of Honda building a V4 super bike than there is of an 80s-retro Katana. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    You'd definitely have the craziest 8th gen I've heard of. There's next to nothing to bolt on. The tail section should be pretty awesome. If you're not interested in luggage, it'll really clean up the rear. Depending on the year, it might also give you a good place to hang a high-mount exhaust. I'd be interested to see how the turbo gets plumbed in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I think your closing point is kind of the reason. We can generalize, but you'll find what works for you if you ride enough. Maybe it'd be better to focus discussion on what not to do, things that are pretty much universally bad? Crossed-up while leaning hard, for instance. Then, I think, it doesn't hurt to put what you do out there for others to try and see if it works for them. Most of us haven't been professionally coached, though, so maybe hard to describe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Kawasaki H2 SE

    Oh, I love screaming I4s as well. I would not complain. I guess I just say that because for some reason, in my head, I always imagined the H2 making V4 sounds, not I4. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2015 Running in or Breaking in bike

    I only commuted the first several thousand miles on my VFR, so I can't speak about holding steady for the first 600 miles, but I seriously doubt you'll see any adverse effects. If anything, I might give it a few extra miles before I call it "broken in," letting it cool and heat up a few extra times. That's just conjecture, though, I'm by no means an expert. I put a can on at 200-300 miles and put HP4S in at 700. I guess I'll have to break 100k to say it wasn't a bad idea, but 23k so far without the slightest issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Kawasaki H2 SE

    I prefer V4 to I4, just because of the noise, but I'd love to give that a throw. I'm one who wishes the VFR were putting out 120-140 HP and I have literbike lust, but when I think of myself having a 200 HP bike, I imagine the fun not lasting long. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Buy it Back??

    That's a shame, it's a very nice, very quick ST. I guess everyone finds the used, lazy, air-cooled V-twins more appealing in that price range. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. jhenley17

    Tires again !!

    I put a Q3+ on the back of mine. Just swapping the rear from my worn-out T30 made it feel like a 250 in comparison. Can't speak, yet, of the mileage, but I'm happy with the handling and grip. I haven't had it in the wet much, either, but the tread pattern looks like it'll probably give up some wet traction. Dunlop had a $50 rebate going this month for a set. I believe Bridgestone's rebate may still be going as well. IMO, can't go wrong with either the Q3+ or T30 Evo. I was ready to get another set of T30 Evos, but a friend's high praise of the Q3 (not the "+" model) and the tinkerer in me always wanting to try something pushed me to give the Dunlops a try. It's hard to believe they're in any way related to the terrible stock rubber. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Stromtrooper Siting

    I hit some curves today, but I don't think it looked that good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Stromtrooper Siting

    HJC is making Marvel helmets, I wonder if they'll make Stormtrooper helmets? I need one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Should I?

    Never mix iron into your plastic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Angled Valve Stems

    I dunno. Mine have done 130 so far and at least 85 every day with no noticeable ill effects. What I do anticipate is much easier access for hoses and gauges, and no more scars on my hands from rushing at the gas station to air up the rear(admittedly, nobody's fault but mine, but why not mitigate the hazard?) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    BMW Roadster

    Looks good. Unconventional suspension is always cool, too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Angled Valve Stems

    Coming from Cycle Gear, they're likely Chinese. The price tag ($19.99) says "11.3mm" on it. It does have a metal cap that I didn't notice, that's something I'll have to remedy next time I go to the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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