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serpentracer last won the day on October 10 2015

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  1. Nicky Hayden Bicycle Accident

    im sure roadracing world and wsbk would take the time to confirm things before they post them.
  2. Nicky Hayden Bicycle Accident

    didn't see this posted anywhere on the forum. read the link in the story. (italian news site) you'll need google translate etc to read it. but it's not sounding too good for him. he has serious brain damage they're saying. prayers to nicky and his family.
  3. Euro 4 bikes coming to america?

    so if you guys haven't heard all motorcycles sold in europe has to meet a pretty strict set of emissions standards coming. some are applied to bikes starting in 2017. the new GSXR has them, and a few others. so far Yamaha has had to remove it's awesome onboard diagnostics on the R1 that I know of. the 17 owners are upset that if you remove anything emissions related the check engine light comes on and you can't turn it off. (like installing smog block off plates) and you have to have the dealer read the code. no more users turning things off or reading their own codes and troubleshooting issues from the service manual. bikes will start off being ODB1 compliant then move to being ODBII compliant . that's right, it's the same system in use in cars/trucks etc. so no more codes that tell you exactly what the problem is on a yamaha for example. nope, thanks to some dick politicians in europe we have to deal with bikes that have very vague codes that never pinpoint an issue just like a car has. say goodbye to aftermarket exhaust too I guess...
  4. need to find a yamaha master tech

    I appreciate the helpful advice kenny but no one but me is touching this bike ever again. I dont care if its the head guy at graves yamaha racing.
  5. Hindle slip on

    From the album my new ride

  6. need to find a yamaha master tech

    I ended up finding an oil leak this winter while installing a new exhaust. it's an oil pipe from the oil cooler going into the block. cheap fix part is less than $2 (o-ring) however the headers will need to come off and so will the oil cooler which is a radiator on it's own below the coolant radiator. to say I'm annoyed at cycle specialties in fairfield is an understatement. now I know it's been a year and all but I barely got to ride last summer due to working so much overtime. I think I only put about 800 miles on it. it still doesn't have 5k on it total. this is totally the fault of the recall and sloppy work to get it done faster.
  7. 2 factor authentication

    I'm not an IT person but from what I know it's another layer of protection to log into sites. instead of just using your id and password which is easily stolen these days it would send you a text on your phone with a confirmation code you would enter into the site. some sites use pictures that you choose. this will guarantee that you are using the authentic website too. my credit union does this. google for example sends you a text with a code. I use lastpass password manger and it sends me a code on my phone through their authentication app. my old job at a repo company did this to log into the server that the banks and repo companies use to access all of the data for a vehicle they're looking for. btw, you'd be really creeped out by all the data a bank knows about you when they want that car back. for example they know your relatives and anyone that lives in the same house as you, job hours names phone numbers addresses ss numbers etc.
  8. Masonary advise

    Well the only correct way is to start over. Our concrete sub had do do a similar thing before because one of his guys didnt square the one side. When i installed the sunroom the homeowner wasnt liking the reveal. So he dug out the yard about 6" put some gravel down and a few pcs of rebar and filled it with concrete. Same thing i said to do basically. The slab my room sat on he poured has footers all the way around it. Say its wrong all you guys want. He is good at it. He can pour any size slab dead nuts level with a super smooth finish. He does work for many of the sunroom and remodel companies in cincinnati
  9. Masonary advise

    Who cares its a shed. A cheap flimsy alum shed. Not an addition on his kitchen.
  10. F U UPS

    bud I hate to break it to ya but FedEx is far worse than ups and usps. I buy a lot of stuff online and fedex is by far the worst offender of stupidity. if they estimate a package to be delivered on X date it will sit at the hub 10 miles from my house until that date rolls around. instead of delivering it they hold it.
  11. Masonary advise

    you don't need rebar and all that garbage. pour a new 4" - 6" (whatever you need) part like a footer. (deeper than the pad) a real footer for a load bearing structure would be 36" deep. but it's a shed. 12" is more than enough. the pad is probably only 3-4" thick anyway.
  12. need to find a yamaha master tech

    It also means he didnt care if it was leaking. Theres no way anyone would look at those drips off the bolts and feel confident its good to go.
  13. need to find a yamaha master tech

    Keeping the update going. Everything that appeared to be leaks have turned out to be residual oil from teardown/assembly.
  14. Motorcycle Superstore Sucks

    How do i know? By your rant. Anyone thats bought enough is well aware this is how it works. I cant begin to remember how often this happens to me. Every single time i get a "item has shipped" email if i pull up the tracking info it almost never has for another day and sometimes 2 days later. I got over it way back in 2004. .
  15. Motorcycle Superstore Sucks

    Everyone gets it. But almost all places do what they do. About the only places that dont is amazon. So just because you get an email that saysbits shipped 90% of the time it was an automated email when they printed the label for the box. You may have bought online before but its a limited amount i can tell. Not trying to be a prick. Just letting you know theyre typical. Seriously.