by Chief_Mechanic at 01-04-2019, 06:28 PM
Okay, this wasn't on my SRV, but I still wanted to post a ride report showing my favorite two hours of twisties.

Last day of my vacation and I finally managed to force some time for myself to join in the Japanese tradition of "The First add anything here of the year."  I got my first run in and it has been a couple of months. (My bike let me know by the battery just being strong enough to turn it over.)

The weather was cloudy and cold (about 10C) but the roads were dry as it was sunny yesterday.  Here's a link to my favorite stress release:  Nagasaki Twisties

This route will take you up behind the town of Omura in Nagasaki for anywhere from an hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours of riding.  It goes by 3 different dams and stays in the mountains for almost the entire time.  There are only a few places where the roads are narrow enough to be considered one-lane (by Japanese standards.)

I had a great ride and definitely didn't feel any cobwebs.  Concentrated on good lines through the corners and felt I was able to up my average cornering speed.

When I got back I topped off my tank with Hi-octane and then washed and waxed the bike.  The weather is gonna start getting cold now, so I probably won't be riding for a while.

Now if I can just motivate myself to get my SRV back up and running!!!!
by solomon at 09-18-2018, 12:13 AM
Hey Guys,

I am in the middle of rebuild and I have all the parts except for 4DN-25104-00 Front Spoke set. The available part for the same is 4DN-25104-20 which is not a replacement and I am not sure if it is. So guys if you know any links or leads please let me know. Many thanks.
by Chief_Mechanic at 08-23-2018, 09:06 PM
Recently I cleaned out my bike shack and went through my parts box.  There were a number of parts I probably won't be using and I thought I'd post them here to see if anybody could use them.  If you are interested in anything shown here, post a comment and I'll post more information and/or pictures.

Since there is a 5 attachment limit on each post, I will post the pics in replies below.

Clicking on a picture will show a larger version.

by Chief_Mechanic at 08-23-2018, 07:07 PM
Due to all the spammer F%$# Heads on the Internet, in order to post, you need to register an account.  To register, you need to have a real email address in order to confirm your humanity (so to speak).  Please check your spam folder in the mail account if you don't receive a mail.  If you still don't receive a mail, contact me through the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the Front Page and I will manually verify your account for you.

by Chief_Mechanic at 05-15-2018, 11:03 AM
Here's a nice looking Green SRV250 from Australia which I pulled from the Facebook group.  Would be nice to see some more pics of this lovely looking bike.


(Click for larger pic)
by Chief_Mechanic at 04-15-2018, 08:50 PM
I've upgraded the forums to HTTPS for a more secure experience.  You shouldn't notice anything different, but if you do please let me know here or in the Technical Problems thread.

This should also give us a better ranking on Google searches in the future.  I'm tired of being outranked by sites that haven't been updated for the last 5 years.
by Chief_Mechanic at 03-04-2018, 09:09 PM
Hey guys and gals,

Thought we should have a place to introduce ourselves and show off our rides.
Say as much as you want and post a pictures if you'd like.

As for me, I'm an American living in Japan.  I've been here for a long time and made it my home.  Got my bike license here and bought my first ride through Yahoo Auctions - a shiny red SRV250.

Great first bike and I fell in love right away.  I've since added a 250 Ninja to the shed and am in the very long process of bobbing out my SRV.  It's a learn-as-I-go project and has taken twice as long as I expected, more than likely with months to go.

Anyway, I hope this forum can help some folks out and allow us all to enjoy these fantastic V-twins even more.

Can't find a pic on this computer right now, but I'm pretty sure I already uploaded one in the general discussions forums.
by Chief_Mechanic at 02-16-2018, 11:25 AM
In this thread, I want to discuss any technical problems people may be having with the forums.


If you find any errors or have trouble with any part of forums, please post here and I will work on getting them solved.

by Chief_Mechanic at 02-16-2018, 11:19 AM
I'm trying to find a more mobile device friendly theme.  As you may have noticed by the announcement, one is available.  Just follow the instructions below to check it out.  Styling isn't really my forte, so if you have any suggestions - PLEASE let me know.

If you want to check out our new mobile theme, go to the bottom of the page and click "Default" then choose "MobileSRV250."  It should be better for mobile devices.  Let me know if you have any recommendations for changes!  モバイルテーマを使いたい方は一番下の"Default"にクリックして"MobileSRV250"を選択すると携帯やタブレットにより適切なテーマになります。何か見た目に関してのアドバイスなどがあれば、メッセージで教えてください。
by Chief_Mechanic at 01-10-2018, 09:27 PM
You'll notice that most of the attachments have managed to be deleted.  That's thanks to me being an idiot combined with the asinine updating system for MyBB.  I'll get on it this next weekend and should be able to repair most of them. from a backup.
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