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  1. supermotogreg

    Ladies... how would you describe men?...

    Foxtrot Oscar
  2. supermotogreg

    Ladies... how would you describe men?...

    In a thread over at Town Square, the guys have been describing women using vehicles as a metaphor so I thought it might be fun if you had a little payback by describing men in banking terms like... insufficient funds, overdrawn, closed because of account inactivity, doesn't earn interest, credit limit exceeded, penalty for early withdrawl, etc. Just a suggestion...
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    post videos of you on your DRZ.

    A pic of me I bought from a professional photographer who takes pictures of everyone riding the Snake north of the Rock Store...
  4. supermotogreg

    f150 or toyota tacoma

    My '96 2.4LTacoma gets 22/25mpg, but it has no wasteful power equipment, and a thrifty 5 speed manual transmission. The crankcase on the DOHC 16V 4 banger engine holds 6 quarts of oil and has an internal timing chain, so no rubber timing belts need changing. I only own Toyotas. They're the best little trucks made.
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    What is your single MOST IMPORTANT MOD to date?

    Most important mod just has to be lowering my SM so my stumpy legs can touch the ground... Greg
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    Newbie here...

    Hi matty, You sound like me when I first got my new SM in 07... If you want your SM to corner more like a sportbike, you might consider lowering it. That's what I did to my SM and it handles super with the lower center of gravity and lower rider position on the bars... I pulled up the front forks dropping the front 1 1/2 inches and installed the clipons onto where the fork tubes stuck up above the tree... ...and lowered the rear 1 1/2 inches with Kouba #2 lowering links and relaxing the lockring on the rear spring. As to the fenders, you can bob the rear and install a small LED taillight and blinker kit... Greg
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    Highest Kilometers

    27,300+ miles, or 44,000+ km, on my 07 SM... and never touched the inside of the engine. It runs better than when it was brand new. Greg
  8. supermotogreg

    some supermoto pics from yeterday

    Hi smokey, Exceptionally good photography! It's neat how no matter where we are, we can all experience the same joy of riding. Greg
  9. supermotogreg

    Charcoal cannister on 2009

    Hi oc, You do want to take the canister off, because if you ever fall off and the bike tips over, the canister fills up with gas and you won't be able to start it up again. Don't ask me how I know... I'm sorry, I took mine off so long ago, I forgot exactly what I did. But I believe that one line is a vent that goes from the gas tank to the cannister. Leave that one open so that you don't get any pressure in your tank when it heats up. The one from the canister to the carb you can cap that one off at the carb. Then just take everything else off. Hope that helps... You're gonna love your DRZ. They are very reliable bikes. Greg
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    more power for DRZ 400 SM

    I used actual real world gas mileage results as my guide, and have been totally pleased with the results. Greg
  11. Well, there's also another difference... I'm old... and ride like an old man.
  12. It's street or dirt that accounts for the difference in physical condition after the ride. I only ride smooth twisty canyon asphalt, so I have it pretty easy. Greg
  13. I'd call that feeling happitude... ...a combination of happiness and gratitude. The feeling of riding now is exactly the same feeling as the first time I rode my first bike home from the Yamaha dealer 46 years ago. Greg
  14. supermotogreg

    FMF mega/power bombs vrs others

    With no other changes, going from an E pipe to an FMF PowerBomb added 1/2 mpg to my cumulative mileage averages... ...which, as you all know, makes me a happy camper. Since both the E and the FMF are 41mm in diameter, I believe the added chamber lowered the torque curve enough to account for the consistent increase in gas mileage. Greg
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    more power for DRZ 400 SM

    Yes... but not because I said so. My intention was to experiment by modifying the exhaust with the goal of increasing gas mileage. I've kept 27,000 miles of gas mileage records since I got the SM new, and use it as my guide because it's impartial. I tried a wide variety of exhaust modifications while checking the mileage for each one and gradually refining them down to the ones that yielded the most mileage. The set up I'm presently running works the best hands down, and so I haven't changed it for over 10,000 miles. Like E. said: More power can also mean burning fuel more efficiently. Greg