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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2016, 06:12:58 am »
Carbs sound miserable :lol:

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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2016, 01:09:07 pm »
Low carb is difficult unless you pretty much prepare every meal yourself.

This is kind of true, but how low are we talking? I think any fast food place will put your burger on a bitch ass slice of lettuce. You can also get chicken salads and KFC has their grilled chicken. I'm dieting now and I'm doing about 150g of carbs per day. Pretty rough but I don't eat breakfast, so I can still do a burger or something and still hit my targets.


But yea there is no reason to get carbs in 2016, unless you are just going for a bike from a certain period.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2016, 01:17:50 pm »
This is kind of true, but how low are we talking? I think any fast food place will put your burger on a bitch ass slice of lettuce. You can also get chicken salads and KFC has their grilled chicken. I'm dieting now and I'm doing about 150g of carbs per day. Pretty rough but I don't eat breakfast, so I can still do a burger or something and still hit my targets.


But yea there is no reason to get carbs in 2016, unless you are just going for a bike from a certain period.

I'm not actually trying to actively lower my carbs, it was mostly for the joke.  But I am trying to up my protein intake. 
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2016, 01:53:04 pm »
Signed up for an MSF course today. Gonna have to wait until May 20th since I'll be out of town the weekend prior.

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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2016, 04:30:21 pm »
+1

Thus I bought a FI bike  :lol:

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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2016, 07:27:14 pm »
Pulled a spark plug and it was pretty black (running rich) so lower altitude should have it running perfectly.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2016, 01:51:44 pm »
I must have a huge advantage over other noobie riders, due to my general mechanical knowledge and car racing experience. Riding a bike is hella easy. :huh:
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2016, 02:18:22 pm »
Yeah, it's not tough. I think my cycling experience helped me a lot but I know that's not necessarily the case for others.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2016, 04:26:07 pm »
I must have a huge advantage over other noobie riders, due to my general mechanical knowledge and car racing experience. Riding a bike is hella easy. :huh:

:lol:

I had never ridden a bike before my MSF weekend (which I'm pretty sure was cut way short because it was fucking freezing, I think the whole weekend was less than 12 hrs long including the very beginning when you walk the bike), then I picked up my bike and rode it home the next week or something like that. Then I commuted on it the very next morning.

I'm not sure what people are talking about when they say motorcyclin' is hard at the beginning. I still need to practice my slow speed maneuvering but for just riding around town, I don't see why anybody would struggle with it.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2016, 04:50:55 pm »
:lol:

I had never ridden a bike before my MSF weekend (which I'm pretty sure was cut way short because it was fucking freezing, I think the whole weekend was less than 12 hrs long including the very beginning when you walk the bike), then I picked up my bike and rode it home the next week or something like that. Then I commuted on it the very next morning.

I'm not sure what people are talking about when they say motorcyclin' is hard at the beginning. I still need to practice my slow speed maneuvering but for just riding around town, I don't see why anybody would struggle with it.

Bear in mind that there are a great many people that don't know how to drive a manual transmission or who have very limited MT experience.  If you're trying to learn how to manage a clutch, throttle, and shifter for the first time while adapting to 2 wheels, it can be a bit overwhelming.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2016, 05:18:14 pm »
Bear in mind that there are a great many people that don't know how to drive a manual transmission or who have very limited MT experience.  If you're trying to learn how to manage a clutch, throttle, and shifter for the first time while adapting to 2 wheels, it can be a bit overwhelming.

Yeah I think that's the main hurdle. I already know how to drive a manual and have gone through the learning process in a car, which is arguably more difficult since you have to coordinate your feet instead of your hands.

I rode almost 10 miles around the neighborhood today. Tomorrow I'm gonna brave a real road so I can register it. Gonna try to time it so I don't have to see a whole lot of cars on the way (it's just 2-3 miles of two lane road to get to the DMV)
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2016, 05:20:17 pm »
Bear in mind that there are a great many people that don't know how to drive a manual transmission or who have very limited MT experience.  If you're trying to learn how to manage a clutch, throttle, and shifter for the first time while adapting to 2 wheels, it can be a bit overwhelming.

I guess if you haven't driven stick and/or you've never driven a decently quick car before, even getting on a 300 could be a handful initially
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2016, 06:33:20 pm »
Bear in mind that there are a great many people that don't know how to drive a manual transmission or who have very limited MT experience.  If you're trying to learn how to manage a clutch, throttle, and shifter for the first time while adapting to 2 wheels, it can be a bit overwhelming.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2016, 10:06:23 am »
UPS man brought my jacket and gloves today. :rockon:

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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2016, 10:16:34 am »
Nice!
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2016, 10:51:49 am »
Ballin. :rockon:

Although, for that bike, I think you can only wear a black leather jacket over flannel and brown leather gloves. :devil: :nono:
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2016, 11:02:49 am »
Ballin. :rockon:

Although, for that bike, I think you can only wear a black leather jacket over flannel and brown leather gloves. :devil: :nono:

Naw man, he needs one of these:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/dainese-harrison-leather-jacket
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« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2016, 11:07:45 am »
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2016, 11:17:46 am »
Lol you guys send me the cash and I'll order one
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2016, 11:23:08 am »
Hey other than my helmet and boots, everything else I have is used. No cash here  :lol:
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2016, 12:18:08 pm »
Lucked out at the DMV. The title was from New Mexico and was signed by the person who sold the bike to the guy I bought it from. He never transferred the title. The previous person signed the title but didn't notarize it. Thankfully they still accepted it and also based the taxes off the book value, not what I paid for it. So taxes were only for $1175 book value. Yay.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2016, 08:59:16 pm »
I'm thinking about getting bar-end mirrors. Current ones can't see past my elbows enough and obviously don't look as sleek. The left grip is closed, so should I just cut off the end and go from there? The right grip seems go 1/2" beyond the end of the metal bar, so that'll be interesting to figure out as well.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #52 on: May 01, 2016, 08:16:59 pm »
So there's no bar end on the Left bar?
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #53 on: May 01, 2016, 08:50:36 pm »
Nope, rubber grip covers the end.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #54 on: May 01, 2016, 08:52:44 pm »
That's odd. I'd just replace it with new grips. They're like $15.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2016, 06:58:14 pm »
Idle is a bit high after the bike has warmed up fully - around 2k rpm. At first I was thinking this was a symptom of running a tad lean, but the sparkplugs are a pretty good light tan color. But while I was tinkering around trying to figure out where all the jets and mixture screws are, I noticed that the far right intake boot wasn't clamped down tight. If that was leaking a bit of air it could explain the idle. I'll find out next ride.

If that's not it, I can probably tighten the mixture screw a bit to richen the idle. I don't think the main jets need to be touched.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2016, 04:17:44 pm »
It dawned on me that I could just twist the idle speed screw. Got it down to a perfect 1200 rpm now.

I also figured out I have to switch to reserve just under 100 miles. I actually thought I had screwed up the carbs because it was only a few minutes after I adjusted the idle screw, but figured out I should switch to reserve after thinking for a second. :lol:

I put in premium, but I think I'll be fine with regular. Compression ratio is like 8.6:1 assuming the engine is still stock, so that's well below the threshold for 87 octane.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2016, 04:48:53 pm »
Who's the genius that put phillips heads on all the clutch cover bolts?! I had to take all 6 out with a flat head and a 5 lb mallet. Hopefully I can find new ones...

All this just to lube the clutch cable.
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2016, 05:19:58 pm »
Wat. Your clutch cable runs into your clutch cover? :confused:

Do you have a pic? Is it a dry clutch or something funky (I mean, dry clutch would probably have a hydraulic cable...).
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Re: Black Betty
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2016, 06:14:35 pm »
Wet clutch. The cable goes into the cover and connects to a spring-loaded thingamajig that twists a shaft that goes to the clutch.

So it's the cover for the clutch cover, I guess. Or the sprocket cover. Idk.

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