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  1. Jeff Roof
    09-26-2013 09:39 AM - permalink
    Jeff Roof
    Hey guy how are you. You don't know me but I bought Philip Cortrights bike. I put a memjet on it from Robert Foster and the thing ran fantastic for almost two riding seasons. Lately I've developed a spark knock and just before the spark knock I get a little hesitation. The thing that is really throwing me off is that it is inconsistent. At times the bike runs fantastic and you think well that was just a batch of bad gas or something. Then it happens again. Mine does have the RC Injectors and I read a post a while back about you highly recommending the injector cleaning. does this sound like something that could even be from a stopped up injector to you ?
  2. dee jones
    10-07-2012 03:32 PM - permalink
    dee jones
    Thankyou JonyRR hope you continue to recover and hope to ride some with you some day when I am again out west which is usually once or twice a year. thanks again for your cotributions to the pelican board. Sincerly Dee Jones
  3. Deans BMW
    08-01-2012 03:30 PM - permalink
    Deans BMW
    Yes we are moving permanently. we thought it was time for a new adventure. Our place in Arizona is at 6,500 ft elevation. It would take a hell of a Geologic upheaval to flood our place.

    Dean
  4. EZ-RIDER
    01-19-2009 01:03 PM - permalink
    EZ-RIDER
    You posted that you installed a Ceramic Clutch what do you think and who makes it $$ etc

    Thanks Tom
  5. gigantic
    06-17-2008 03:23 PM - permalink
    gigantic
    John,
    do you want the wheel? it's yours for $350 to your door if you're interested.
    Lance
  6. anotheroldrider
    05-25-2008 08:04 AM - permalink
    anotheroldrider
    Hi Jony - I'm not sure anyone else would be interested, but the local Suzuki / Aprilia / Triumph dealer has scored a series of hits with me over the past few weeks - first, he sold me a set of Pilots for my BMW within about $15 of internet price, so I was happy to buy locally - then a couple weeks ago I was in drooling on an Aprilia SXV550 and shot the breeze for 30 minutes or so with a friendly guy who looked somehow familiar - I was very surprised when he finally introduced himself as Rodney Smith (the Suzuki guy - heading to a nearby GNCC). In the course of discussion, the dealer offered me a ride on the Aprilia supermoto street version. I didn't have time right then, but went back yesterday and took them up on it. I was expecting a carefully controlled 10 minute cruise, but instead the sales manager checked to make sure I had time, then led me on a very agressive 45 minute blast looning around a combo of back city streets, nasty little county roads, and a few miles of interstate to tie them together. The bike was an absolute blast - factory packages have a level of finish that's hard to replicate in your garage. Although my KTM seems a little quicker (no surprise there - a stock 550 against a very heavily leaned on overbored home-built), and somewhat limited by the 5-speed it was definitely down on top speed compared to the KTM. Although we didn't actually run it out fully, at around 95 or so it definitely felt close to the edge - my KTM will record 122 on my GPS geared 15/40 with a 150 tire and the MXC close ratio 6-speed. Brakes were superb - not especially more powerful than my ISR 6-piston on a big Braking rotor, but better immediate "bite" and very progressive. Steering was a little less "nervous" than mine - the front end felt a little less steep (and maybe more trail?), but still quite agile. I doubt the sag has ever been touched, and the bike felt a little tall - there's a ride height adjuster and the forks have plenty of room to slide up in the clamps, so between that and getting the right amount of sag, ride height should come down where it belongs. Bars, levers, etc were way too high for my taste - I prefer to stay a little more over the front - hard to do with long arms and high bars. Again, easy to fix. I'm sure it was absolutely box stock, but it sounded great - a wonderful cacophony of V-twin rumble, clutch rattle (no dry clutch, tho' - I'm not sure where the noise was coming from), straight-cut primary gears, etc, and an under-tail silencer with dual outlets immediately behind the seat. The styling really does it for me, too - I like that "insect-like" poise and sharp edges everywhere. All in all, it was a great package - that just might have to be my next addition to the garage. If you get the chance to spend some time on one, I'd be interested to hear your opinion. Too bad they've got a reputation for being fragile - it's one thing to spend time building the damn thing, but it's an entirely different matter to be pulling the top end off every now and then.

    Anyway - what a fun bike - check one out if you can. Art

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  • About JonyRR
    Biography
    Riding since 1973, dirttracker/roadracer from late 70's thru mid 80's, owned too many motorcycles to list
    Location
    Tacoma, WA, USA
    Interests
    motorcycles, boats, cars, anything using any form of combustion (internal or external *grin*)
    Occupation
    software engineer
  • Signature
    Better a has-been than a wanna-be
    Injection is nice but I'd rather be blown
    bottles are not just for babies.....
    1999 R1100S;1999 KTM 380EXC street-legal motard
    WASCO-framed XR883 (ex Natl#25 Todd Bowne's)

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