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About XXBirdSlapper

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  • Birthday 09/15/1966

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    Illinois or there abouts
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    Bikes, Tenrecs, Potted meat, engines

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    V-Max, FZR1000, KX500

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  1. XXBirdSlapper

    Black art of keeping the Bird cool

    I'd find a local shop that does quality recore work, but they are getting hard to find around here now that the newer automotive radiators have plastic tanks and aluminum cores. I'm lucky to have two near me. My bird has the original radiator. It is fairly low mileage too. It just hit 25k on a trip a few weeks back.
  2. XXBirdSlapper

    Black art of keeping the Bird cool

    My 97 runs stone cold. Even when it's over 95f + and humid, in stop and go traffic, its never overheated. Get an infrared temp gun to check the rad, cylinder head, cylinders, and water pump when its running to cross check the gauge. The sensor that trips the fans to cycle should be verified as well as the fans themselves. Inspect the radiator to make sure that the cooling fins aren't damaged or plugged with debree or insects. I installed a new Yosh system on mine the year before last and took the time to give the rad attention while I was in there working.
  3. XXBirdSlapper

    What are XX's worth in 2018?

    He may take it when no one gives him his asking price.
  4. XXBirdSlapper

    What are XX's worth in 2018?

    With damage from a drop???? Not for that price.
  5. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    Well sucks for him. But, there was no diagnosis of what caused the fire at all.
  6. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    I see the Scorpion brand advertises that no special charger is needed.
  7. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    What battery did you buy? At John's link they have a few choices with different CCA ratings. I dont want to under-buy.
  8. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    How long have they lasted for you?
  9. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    I see the AGM batteries at the link John provided. Years ago I considered them for my power boat. Back then they were really expensive. These are super affordable. How long of a life span have you experienced?
  10. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    Thanks John, I'll check the link.
  11. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    Yeah, I read your old thread about the charger breaking. The last lead acid battery that died on me was in the bird. Literally the week before Zero was posting about testing battery health. I replied to load test it. Which I did right before leaving on a road trip. It died with no warning right in the middle of nowhere....
  12. XXBirdSlapper

    Best current Lithium battery deals

    What say the forum? Looking at replacing the battery in my CBR1000RR. Considering a lithium as a quick search shows them at about the same price as a Yuasa lead acid type. Of course that will likely mean a charger capable of charging this type of battery. If you have charger input throw it in the thread. I have vaguely followed these the past few years but wasn't buying. I figure the weight loss may be a good thing for a litre bike. The prices and varieties have changed rapidly.
  13. XXBirdSlapper

    Mobil 1

    Good post. My 97 bird loves the Rotella, my now sold 95 FZR1000 loved the Rotella too. In fact, immediately switching to another Dino oil in the FZR gave shifting problems. Swapped back to Rotella at the next oil change and it was smooth as butter again. My VMAXs love the Rotella as well. The newer CBR1000RR gets Honda 10-30, only for warrantee compliance. I'm guessing the Rotella would be fine there too.
  14. XXBirdSlapper

    2003 XX Boston Craigslist

    He dumps an entire 30lb bottle into the motor every shot.
  15. XXBirdSlapper

    2003 XX Boston Craigslist

    NOS installed for show only. Only sprayed 3 times... Lol
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