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Open Forum / Re: Another insurance thread aka when to go liability only?
« Last post by jettawreck on Yesterday at 06:51:32 pm »
Liability only on both the C10's I had and now the Honda ST1300 also. My cost is $130 for the year, but riding season is only about 6 months long per term. No comp damage available w/liability, have to go full coverage for that with my carrier.
I figure if the cost of replacing the item isn't going to hurt me much, especially on something I really don't HAVE to have, there is no point in fully insuring it. My claim history is pretty low.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Schnitz Racing ECU flash
« Last post by B.D.F. on Yesterday at 04:51:39 pm »
Sounds like the OP is happy with what he got for the price he paid to me. ?? I would consider that a 'win'. Of course I understand what you are saying about something else being 'potentially better for that particular person' but as always, each man measures his own greed (meaning we all assign all things a value unique to each of us) so it is really impossible to know what anything / everything is worth to another person. Plus one persons' "huge" difference is always another persons' 'meh' difference.

Personally, I like the earlier comparison regarding throttle locks and cruise controls: many people are satisfied with a throttle lock. Some demand a true C.C. and even then, there are the two choices of the less expensive and somewhat more difficult to install Rostra vs. the much more expensive and somewhat easier to install McCruise. And all three choices remain readily available and apparently sell well enough, meaning the 'best' one cannot be chosen for everyone or at least two of those choices would have disappeared from the market by now. My own personal choice is the Rostra; I want a true C.C. but am not willing to spend the additional money for what I believe to be the "somewhat" better (my opinion) McCruise.

Besides, always glad to hear when someone is pleased with a purchase or situation- much better than hearing about buyers' remorse or the classic 'If only I had done XXX instead of YYY'.

Brian

Elists? Hardly. I’m just saying  it’s a waste of money to buy something, then spend more $ in the future. Spend $75 on a tune and enjoy it, but there is a good chance that you’ll how much better a full tune is, look at dynographs, then give and upgrade. Doing it right the first time would have saved $75.
Btw, tuning via programming with a power commander is inferior to a reprogram. One reason is that
Power programmer can’t touch timing. We all now know that the flies should be left in and bike be given a proper tuning; not a badge gimmick box.
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Open Forum / Re: Why I'm no longer impressed....
« Last post by Stasch on Yesterday at 12:56:07 pm »
On a multi day bicycle tour trip in the early 70's, our pace motorcycle clocked me at 54 mph downhill on an 'S' curve near Traverse City Michigan.

I was 12 or 13 and in spite of having just a few meager brain cells that actually worked, thought to myself during the run:
 "This would be a really bad time to wipe out wearing only jean cutoffs." (no shirt)

I would have never guessed the bike would shake like it did coasting at that speed.  I can only imagine wheel imbalance was the cause.

Thankfully I made it through unscathed.  Later that same trip, I fell asleep while pedaling (!) at 15-18 mph wearing just cutoffs and dropped the front wheel off an 8" drop we were paralleling in a construction zone.  Got a few scrapes on that one.


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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Lost my keyfob.
« Last post by chile62 on Yesterday at 06:29:37 am »
Call a tow company and have them put it on a flatbed.  Or get some buddies to load it into a pick-up.  Don’t risk losing your ride permanently.

What he said!
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Schnitz Racing ECU flash
« Last post by katata1100 on September 21, 2018, 11:51:57 pm »
Elists? Hardly. I’m just saying  it’s a waste of money to buy something, then spend more $ in the future. Spend $75 on a tune and enjoy it, but there is a good chance that you’ll how much better a full tune is, look at dynographs, then give and upgrade. Doing it right the first time would have saved $75.
Btw, tuning via programming with a power commander is inferior to a reprogram. One reason is that
Power programmer can’t touch timing. We all now know that the flies should be left in and bike be given a proper tuning; not a badge gimmick box.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Cracked frame at shock
« Last post by tonedeaf2 on September 21, 2018, 09:20:44 pm »
Can't even begin to think of what might have happened. Sure doesn't look like something resulting from a typical accident. If it is a defective part, it is defective beyond anything I have seen. I wonder if it is possible to trace some of the major parts and see if they are original.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Schnitz Racing ECU flash
« Last post by MtnRider on September 21, 2018, 08:22:26 pm »
If the only type of meat you have eaten was cheap hamburger , that would be the ultimate end all cut of meat.
Until you encounter a prime grade rib eye.....

Not everyone has the luxury of a Champaign budget. Don't knock a frugal budget and individual solutions that satisfies the needs of others. You're making yourself look like an elitist a$$. Just my $0.02 worth.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Schnitz Racing ECU flash
« Last post by gPink on September 21, 2018, 08:19:23 pm »
Whatever is “ best bang for the buck” is subjective . If I were to have a choice between a open the flies only tune for $75 or a full tune for $350, I’d consider the latter to be the better bang for the buck. Beside seat of the pants, where else can you get an extra 14 hp for the difference of $275?
And, I say this after riding with a open the flies earlier tune for four years and a complete tune for the last 2000 miles .
The same goes for a throttle lock- I’d never trade my $800 mccruise for a $20 throttle lock, I’d much prefer that $780 to be below the left hand grip than in my pocket . By how well it works, I think it’s a better use of $.
Of course that’s just my opinion .
I think these mods make the bike feel like a different animal. My right hand no longer hurts at the end of a long ride, I get better mpg ( which is much appreciated on a long ride) and the bike has more power ( again , appreciated on long rides when the bike is weighted down with luggage).
. But, if you ever get curious and get a mccruise and a full tune, the $
spent on the schnitz and throttle lock is just a waste.

Was the above not education through experimentation?
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Schnitz Racing ECU flash
« Last post by tweeter55 on September 21, 2018, 08:12:04 pm »
If the only type of meat you have eaten was cheap hamburger , that would be the ultimate end all cut of meat.
Until you encounter a prime grade rib eye.....
Unless you can't afford prime grade rib eye.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Schnitz Racing ECU flash
« Last post by katata1100 on September 21, 2018, 07:40:48 pm »
If the only type of meat you have eaten was cheap hamburger , that would be the ultimate end all cut of meat.
Until you encounter a prime grade rib eye.....
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