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Title: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 09, 2019, 05:50:33 am
Been thinking about which new bike to buy after selling off all my bikes. I decided to give up the idea of just buying and collecting and hopefully ride just buy the one bike and ride it for a change. Finally narrowing it down to three units. Honda CB650S-Interceptor 650-Honda CB500X
here is the link to my video of the bike picked up yesterday

https://youtu.be/6ZRg9a65D_g
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Roshiba777 on November 09, 2019, 12:26:36 pm
Congratulations Bill
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on November 09, 2019, 01:48:40 pm
Yes, congratulations Bill. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.  Looking forward to your next motorcycle purchase.  ;)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on November 09, 2019, 02:58:43 pm
Bill, next year you are going to have to dump that new Interceptor and buy one of the RE 650 Scramblers shown in the beginning of this banana-toting video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN4Os-S112M
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Warwick on November 09, 2019, 09:33:47 pm
Well done! I have the same bike with the S&S pipes. Its a fun bike! The engine is willing and likes to rev. Enjoy!!!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 10, 2019, 04:26:16 am
roshiba777
thanks and appreciated.
warwick
thanks. it was the colour I missed out on months back so more like a second chance.
richard230
looked at that video-saw the 500 trials. that's the exact one I inquired about at the dealer 3 weeks ago and asked when will it arrive here...lol
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Cat3625 on November 10, 2019, 02:29:02 pm
Cracking bike,don't forget to lubricate the locks this time around.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Tuchulcha on November 10, 2019, 04:50:59 pm
Good looking bike Bill!  Congrats!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 10, 2019, 11:07:28 pm
thanks-bikes been here two days. have not actually started it yet. hopefully the locks will work when the time come to gas it up ;D I pushed it over to take that video. noticed after I linked it here the usual ONE forumite gave it a thumbs down-but thats ok! im use to him now and I  guess I have to live with his senile childish ways plus throw in a friggin lot of jealousy from that low life louse!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 11, 2019, 12:25:33 am
few photos of the new bike


(https://i.postimg.cc/L62p2hyB/IMG-2975.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/23cJxjNV)



(https://i.postimg.cc/qB8TP2Gv/IMG-2972.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rzF3W0bB)



(https://i.postimg.cc/PJGdm4zB/IMG-2968.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9Rp32ykp)



(https://i.postimg.cc/qR6khYns/IMG-2962.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Vr1y2KKv)



(https://i.postimg.cc/7ZPwMb0Y/IMG-2969.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tYcK9qBL)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on November 11, 2019, 01:27:33 am
I have to admit that is a nice looking motorcycle.   :)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 11, 2019, 01:35:21 am
doing a test ride video now so I will let you know...lol
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Bilgemaster on November 11, 2019, 01:45:10 am
Yes, she IS a fine looking chromey beast, ain't she? And what is more, she gets to wear a proper "INTERCEPTOR" decal on her sidebox instead of our Americano "INT650", which kinda sounds like a deworming med for pets..."Is your dachshund dragging its ass around the carpet in circles? Ask your veterinarian about INT650!"

I finally saw a Honda "Interceptor" today, cause of the legal trademark infringement kerfuffle that led to the special decals here in the Land of the Plastic Spork, and had to resist the urge to kick it over.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on November 11, 2019, 02:21:01 am
Yes, she IS a fine looking chromey beast, ain't she? And what is more, she gets to wear a proper "INTERCEPTOR" decal on her sidebox instead of our Americano "INT650", which kinda sounds like a deworming med for pets..."Is your dachshund dragging its ass around the carpet in circles? Ask your veterinarian about INT650!"

I finally saw a Honda "Interceptor" today, cause of the legal trademark infringement kerfuffle that led to the special decals here in the Land of the Plastic Spork, and had to resist the urge to kick it over.

The name game goes the other way too. Watsonian Squire just renamed their coolest looking sidecar. The one that was a copy of a fuel tank from a WWII bomber. How cool is that? It was called The Meteor! Last week they renamed it Prescot. That's not a typo. It is either a misspelling of the town in Arizona or more likely the name of someone who works for them. Why in the hell would they do that??? Probably because Royal Enfield just reregistered the name Meteor.

I wrote to Watsonian to express my displeasure. I even used Suzuki as an example of a company making mistakes with product names. The SV650 was one of the best budget sportbikes ever made. Then one day they renamed it Gladius. Nobody bought them. Gladys?? Gladiator? Gladiolus?  Know what they call it now? SV650. And they are selling once again.

And who remembers their Madura? Really? A bike named after a swollen foot disease?

RE could make more money off us by leaving the INT decal off and selling us Interceptor decals, as long as we promise not to put them on our bikes ;)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Bilgemaster on November 11, 2019, 03:42:27 am
"Gladius" (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladius) is actually semi-cool in a manly-man slashy-stabby glisteny and vaguely homoerotic kind of way, like "Scimitar" or "Sabre"...especially if you say them kinda "lispy". However, in the hashtag #MeToo Era of Woke "Rapier" might be a tad dicey for the gals in the Marketing Department, even Edwina, who's kind of a kinkster hosebeast and a sprag's sprag.

Thing is, I doubt most folks, apart from Boston Latin School washouts like me, know that a gladius was the short sword used by Roman gladiators, for which they were named.

(http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/QRspJxxhIui5i/giphy.gif)

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Cat3625 on November 11, 2019, 08:48:31 am
Think you may find
Prescott is connected to the Speed Hill Climb https://www.prescott-hillclimb.com/ (https://www.prescott-hillclimb.com/) and not a former deputy prime minister of the u.k. Who punched a protester that threw an egg at him on camera ????,turns out he was a former boxer in the navy,kinda always liked him after that ????
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 11, 2019, 11:28:19 am
after the bike had sat for 2 days I decided it was time to kick it over and take it for a quick run and see exactly how it performed. after-all the previous unit I had did run well apart from one minor issue so I expected the same from this.

https://youtu.be/bLug4HKv9pM
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on November 11, 2019, 01:54:19 pm
Yes, she IS a fine looking chromey beast, ain't she? And what is more, she gets to wear a proper "INTERCEPTOR" decal on her sidebox instead of our Americano "INT650", which kinda sounds like a deworming med for pets..."Is your dachshund dragging its ass around the carpet in circles? Ask your veterinarian about INT650!"

I finally saw a Honda "Interceptor" today, cause of the legal trademark infringement kerfuffle that led to the special decals here in the Land of the Plastic Spork, and had to resist the urge to kick it over.

Here are three photos of my daughter's 1986 Honda VFR700FII Interceptor taken four years ago. The bike has another 20K miles on it now.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: LVNVINT650 on November 14, 2019, 09:09:09 am
The name game goes the other way too. Watsonian Squire just renamed their coolest looking sidecar. The one that was a copy of a fuel tank from a WWII bomber. How cool is that? It was called The Meteor! Last week they renamed it Prescot. That's not a typo. It is either a misspelling of the town in Arizona or more likely the name of someone who works for them. Why in the hell would they do that??? Probably because Royal Enfield just reregistered the name Meteor.

I wrote to Watsonian to express my displeasure. I even used Suzuki as an example of a company making mistakes with product names. The SV650 was one of the best budget sportbikes ever made. Then one day they renamed it Gladius. Nobody bought them. Gladys?? Gladiator? Gladiolus?  Know what they call it now? SV650. And they are selling once again.

And who remembers their Madura? Really? A bike named after a swollen foot disease?

RE could make more money off us by leaving the INT decal off and selling us Interceptor decals, as long as we promise not to put them on our bikes ;)

They are available like that in Europe. Stuart F. has them on his bike.......I am going to get a pair also.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: GlennF on November 14, 2019, 11:35:44 pm
The current trend seems to be to give the "rights" to a name to whoever first pays the registration fee at some obscure clerks office somewhere, regardless of past history.

it is only a matter of time before some bright spark registers the names "water" and "motorcycle" and bans everyone else from using them.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: GlennF on November 14, 2019, 11:46:34 pm
"Gladius" (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladius) is actually semi-cool in a manly-man slashy-stabby glisteny and vaguely homoerotic kind of way, like "Scimitar" or "Sabre"...especially if you say them kinda "lispy".

Well it must be said the  North American version of the Korean era Sabre with just 6 x 0.50 cal and a J47 engine was a touch insipid ... however the Aussie version produced at the Commonweath Aircraft Factory, fitted with a Rolls Royce Avon engine and a pair of 30mm Aden revolving autocannons was faster had a higher operational ceiling and had ridiculously more firepower.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 15, 2019, 10:06:41 am
latest running in video

https://youtu.be/HkD1YAaiyfg
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 18, 2019, 10:51:53 am
latest release in drones from DJI -

https://youtu.be/SDS21tQ-XMM
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on November 18, 2019, 11:08:24 pm
Nice video! Keep up the good work. I have never used a drone. Been thinking about one for a while but all of my "disposable" income has gone into bikes this year, like most years.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 19, 2019, 11:24:21 am
THANKS..
try this one. just fitted this cut/slash exhaust today.one of 3 mods. looks pretty wild!

https://youtu.be/7guWMWbc8KI
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: jimku on November 20, 2019, 04:49:56 pm
Whole lotta chrome there!  Gorgeous bike!
I LOVE my Interceptor!
  I hope you love yours as much as I love mine!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: jimku on November 20, 2019, 04:52:43 pm
Whole lotta chrome there!  Gorgeous bike!
I hope you love it as much as I love mine!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 21, 2019, 06:19:03 am
yep! don't mind the bike at all. here's todays country ride

https://youtu.be/aCYriaMhTu8
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 22, 2019, 04:53:23 am
first 100 klm review of the bike-couple of small issues

https://youtu.be/JVX1ib6G0PA
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 23, 2019, 10:34:15 am
300 klm update video -bike running well

https://youtu.be/eAzVBJdPwi0
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 28, 2019, 07:34:55 am
500 klm review. this beats my previous interceptor trek by roughly 150 klm in distance travelled but still behind the 019 cb500x earlier on this year. but I expect to pass that milestone too

https://youtu.be/14widsIv3Kg
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Breezin on November 29, 2019, 08:47:30 am
Good stuff. Where did you get that song?  ;D
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 29, 2019, 10:46:12 pm
that's an original in fact I actually penned that myself......lol
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on November 30, 2019, 01:31:12 am
that's an original in fact I actually penned that myself......lol

I like the song! Is that you singing? If you have ever adjusted the valves on an antique VW, you know how to do this. It is even easier than the bike because they are easy to reach. There are some youtube videos that say you don't have to remove the gas tank. Technically that's true but it is so much easier with the tank out of the way and it only takes a few minutes to remove. I did have trouble the first time pulling the fuel line at the "quick release" but after the first time it is simple. Also, you don't need a new gasket. Just clean the old one. It is reusable rubber. Then glue the gasket into the valve cover. That prevents it from slipping around on reassembly.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 30, 2019, 05:32:10 am
I could say it was me BUT..lol it was actually the wife singing it. I will have a go at adjusting the tappets myself although I have never done that task before as I usually rather pay some-one to do mechanical work. this time I am curious to see how its done so I will have a go and see what happens.
note taken on that quick release on the tank fuel line.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Breezin on November 30, 2019, 10:22:16 am
that's an original in fact I actually penned that myself......lol
Cool! A man of many talents!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on November 30, 2019, 10:40:43 pm
and master on none!...lol
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 02, 2019, 07:26:16 am
I had a go at adjusting the tappets today and it actually worked out ok. took the bike for a run afterwards and all good. never done that task before to anything...bike or car! so was lucky to end up with a good result and no leaks.

https://youtu.be/qgGyJabfmiU
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 04, 2019, 08:34:15 am
500 klm service - oil/filter change

https://youtu.be/Bv_P1P9cpuI
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 06, 2019, 09:14:30 am
fitting the new slash/cut mufflers

https://youtu.be/36bdWYsqpeQ
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on December 06, 2019, 03:00:20 pm
I keep getting the feeling that sooner or later some Euro bureaucrat will realize it it is just too easy to remove motorcycle mufflers and mandate that from now on they be welded on to the bike's chassis.   :o
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Dr Mayhem on December 06, 2019, 03:48:13 pm
I keep getting the feeling that sooner or later some Euro bureaucrat will realize it it is just too easy to remove motorcycle mufflers and mandate that from now on they be welded on to the bike's chassis.   :o
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LoL  ;D You're not saying that some of our law makers here in the good ol' USA aren't bought and paid for are you? Hell freezes over first  ;)

Edit: I must learn how to read better!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 06, 2019, 11:37:37 pm
better sound clip on the exhaust. remember too this is no high priced job. in US$ - $110 would pull it up

https://youtu.be/ttmEIX1FjmI
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 07, 2019, 01:02:33 am
forgot to mention-big greeting too the forum member-who drops me a thumbs down per video clip. this has been going on for 30 or so clips...lol

well I must say-what a poor sample of a human you are! you must be truly unhappy with your miserable life and I bet you are indeed a miserable grumpy old sod of a guy too.

my bet is you probably have one bike - used -got it cheap- because your a tighta//- when toilet duty calls remove the paper from public toilets to save buying  it- and use both sides as wipes.

that's what splits you and I . I may have sh/t on one side BUT you my friend your covered in in..LOL

I will let you know via clips when I am about to buy the next bike 28in my case there is always the next set of wheels my friend. but in your case - not so lucky!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on December 07, 2019, 01:19:18 am
forgot to mention-big greeting too the forum member-who drops me a thumbs down per video clip. this has been going on for 30 or so clips...lol

well I must say-what a poor sample of a human you are! you must be truly unhappy with your miserable life and I bet you are indeed a miserable grumpy old sod of a guy too.

my bet is you probably have one bike - used -got it cheap- because your a tighta//- when toilet duty calls remove the paper from public toilets to save buying  it- and use both sides as wipes.

that's what splits you and I . I may have sh/t on one side BUT you my friend your covered in in..LOL

I will let you know via clips when I am about to buy the next bike 28in my case there is always the next set of wheels my friend. but in your case - not so lucky!

You do a great job on your videos. I have known world class musicians and songwriters. They can sell out a venue but let them get one bad review and they are torn up about it. The world has more than its share of a$$holes. Just ignore them and they will go bother someone else. I have attempted to make a few GoPro videos. It is not easy. If someone doesn't appreciate your efforts, let them try to make them.

This reminds me of the first motorcycle race I ever attended, the Sacramento Mile. Harley V-Twins sliding on dirt at 120 mph! The lead changing several times each lap. This loudmouth 300 pound "biker" in front of me was shouting at one of the racers that they weren't up to his standards. I told him that the guy in LAST PLACE was better than everyone in the stands. Some people need some perspective.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: mattsz on December 07, 2019, 11:58:10 am
olhogrider is right, of course - however, I do love a good rant now and again, and yours, wildbill, was one of the more creative I've seen in awhile!  ;D

Forget about the haters.  If you post something online, you will  be disliked by someone!  Unless... a thumbs-down affects your channel somehow?  In that case, fire away!!!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on December 07, 2019, 07:45:21 pm
On the upside,  at least thumbs down guy must be making an effort to watch the video. That has to be a good thing? You can't make everyone happy.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 07, 2019, 11:21:13 pm
the story is now out that a lot of the non performing you-tube channels will close in a matter of months -that will include mine. not enough looks/subs and don't make any money for youtube. in some ways I don't care that much any-more. if I go it won't save me a few $$$ it will stop me spending thousands of $$$ on something which has turned into a bad addiction with little to no reward.
going back a couple of months that is one reason I decided to get rid of all the bikes. I was just buying new bikes and doing youtube test for a few hundred looks...lol then dropping $2k up to $4500 on the sale.
I went through 10 bikes last year - 8 were new to try and see which would get it going and probably lost $30K or more. plus the new car and the watches and the other crap so 019 was an expensive year. in some cases I bought new bikes just for the sake of trying to get the friggin channel moving. sure I have ads on the channel and I got back some cash. yeah like $182 in total...LOL

the this guy got me on a bad day and on the tube-they are always there....lol

Jim Kubitza commented: "This Interceptor vid sucks. Doesn't even show the bike until half way through. I could give a shit about railroad tracks."

well jim -here's what I would do if I were you. save up your money and make sure you pay in cash-just like me. then go out and buy a bike. get yourself a camera and a working channel.
go out and waste your time and shoot a railroad track and don't forget the train plus add the bike at the start of the video so I can leave early. edit such and put it together.
let me know when its up and running and I will evaluate YOUR work and give you an honest appraisal free of charge
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: mwmosser on December 07, 2019, 11:27:11 pm
Well said. Very few people appreciate how hard it is to make a YouTube video channel work. Kudos to you for the attempt, even if it folds next year. I've enjoyed them for sure.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: dickim on December 08, 2019, 01:51:39 pm
Nice one Wildbill - you hit the nail on the head or the A-ole in the mouth ????
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Ove on December 08, 2019, 03:13:45 pm
That's a shame, I enjoyed your bullet videos.  Keep riding though, might be more fun without the pressure?

All the best.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Dr Mayhem on December 08, 2019, 04:34:32 pm

the this guy got me on a bad day and on the tube-they are always there....lol

Jim Kubitza commented: "This Interceptor vid sucks. Doesn't even show the bike until half way through. I could give a shit about railroad tracks."

Well, I guess I'm just the opposite of this guy because I have several highly desirable bikes and a parts stash even I can't believe to look at if I feel like looking!

I mostly watch YouTube bike related video for other things, like (hopefully) beautiful drone footage of countryside different from my own and genuine personality, if the uploader has one that is LoL, and if it's an attractive girl also is great if she's not a total dipshit. Another thing I like about the girls is how they're light on the stupid mansplaining of everything bike people already know ;)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Kevin Mahoney on December 08, 2019, 06:56:02 pm
Will miss your videos as well but fully understand how hard it is to make this.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 09, 2019, 04:31:44 am
I too have a drone i bought  few weeks back but so far only put it up once. Since then been too windy to try again. Only time will tell if the channel stays or goes so anything can happen from the 10th December onwards. i was told one day you could go to your channel and it no longer exists and your totally blocked.

Now I wouldn't class my videos as - that good - but I have seen worse too but saying that I never leave anything negative on another channel either. You don't know who it offends and some are trying pretty hard to hit targets.

I've asked a couple of the bigger channels why don't they do clips on thumbs down hits and see if they can make it compulsory on youtube if you hit the thumbs down button - your username is shown and you have to comment why! or you action is void. I think that would stop a lot of this crap. I am not totally against the down vote but lets be realistic-any one of you could go to youtube now and click on 100 video and thumb down the lot and not watch one. Just saying.

At least if it was compulsory the creator could decide if he/she would like to respond. 
Some guys say they put 16 hours into a clip. not me! I'd say when I bring it home and sit by the computer 30 to 45 minutes max. I would want to earn real money to sit for that long -not bird seed.

I know my line of work isn't as a you tube creator but I do like trying it.
I was actually going to run a bird breeding/mutation channel instead but bird breeders are an extremely jealous lot of humans and the hot items I carry in stock are expensive and rare and annoys them and they are very hard to breed.
So I may have done a bit of cash this year but in reality it really wasn't mine. I sort of just leased it off my feathered friends..lol
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Dr Mayhem on December 09, 2019, 10:03:43 pm
I too have a drone i bought  few weeks back but so far only put it up once. Since then been too windy to try again. Only time will tell if the channel stays or goes so anything can happen from the 10th December onwards. i was told one day you could go to your channel and it no longer exists and your totally blocked.

Now I wouldn't class my videos as - that good - but I have seen worse too but saying that I never leave anything negative on another channel either. You don't know who it offends and some are trying pretty hard to hit targets.

I've asked a couple of the bigger channels why don't they do clips on thumbs down hits and see if they can make it compulsory on youtube if you hit the thumbs down button - your username is shown and you have to comment why! or you action is void. I think that would stop a lot of this crap. I am not totally against the down vote but lets be realistic-any one of you could go to youtube now and click on 100 video and thumb down the lot and not watch one. Just saying.

At least if it was compulsory the creator could decide if he/she would like to respond. 
Some guys say they put 16 hours into a clip. not me! I'd say when I bring it home and sit by the computer 30 to 45 minutes max. I would want to earn real money to sit for that long -not bird seed.

I know my line of work isn't as a you tube creator but I do like trying it.
I was actually going to run a bird breeding/mutation channel instead but bird breeders are an extremely jealous lot of humans and the hot items I carry in stock are expensive and rare and annoys them and they are very hard to breed.
So I may have done a bit of cash this year but in reality it really wasn't mine. I sort of just leased it off my feathered friends..lol

https://youtu.be/TIb-lhwrkjU

Didn't even give this guy a thumbs down, LoL

I mean, what's the point anyway? Even if you thumbs down someone for a perceived good reason it isn't going to change anything.
Sometimes I'll leave a negative comment to a really annoyingly bad guitar riff for example, but never a thumbs down. Then I'll block them from showing up in my feed again!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 11, 2019, 10:11:33 am
my 1,000 kl report on the bike

https://youtu.be/GmG35qcMjAI

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Breezin on December 12, 2019, 12:22:41 pm
my 1,000 kl report on the bike

https://youtu.be/GmG35qcMjAI
Nice one. Interesting that about the oil. I'm thinking of a 'bonus', i.e. non-official, change soon. I'm on 1,500 miles.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Narada on December 12, 2019, 03:26:05 pm
Maybe I'm easily amused, but I really enjoyed the constantly moving views of that gorgeous chrome machine!  8)

The golden color of the ground was pretty cool too (and the arched gate in the background). I first thought it was autumn leaves during the ride, but when you stopped the dirt was the same color!

If I heard you right, that Silk-O-Lene oil you tried out was pretty expensive stuff, must've had 24 k gold as an additive!   :o ;D
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 13, 2019, 12:25:01 am
that particular oil cost me AU$110 plus AU$30 for delivery as I could not pick it up locally. so far I've run it roughly 500 miles in the bike. prior to that over the past 7 years all my bikes have run the one oil Penrite hpr gas 10 - its a semi synthetic.

so far I have not notice any big difference in the bike with that oil. some may but I have not. but it may be just too early to notice. I did have gearbox change issues and had a neutral issue from 5th to 6th gear.

I dropped the shifter from 31cm to 29.5 and that helped some-what. did the oil change and noticed very little. adjusted the clutch and that did and so far in the last 200 miles have only hit that neutral incident once.

now if the oil was on the shelf I may pay $110 again but a pre-order at $140 - I don't think I will go the distance.

if they make a fully synthetic i'd really like to try a Penrite oil next and I might do that at say 3000 klm as I feel confident I will still have the bike then. i'm just on 1300 klm now plus this is actually the furthest I've rode an Endield now for quite a few years...lol
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 17, 2019, 01:00:48 pm
finally got that slash/cut exhaust fitted to the bike and complete with a ride by test ride.

https://youtu.be/4Dm3G0YSBx8
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: jimku on December 17, 2019, 07:01:38 pm
I think it's a killer looking bike!  Lots of bling!
I did a LOT of thinking before choosing my Ravishing Red Interceptor ... visualizing it AFTER all of my wish-list mods, which include a candy red paint job on the side panels, tank and front fender.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 17, 2019, 11:51:38 pm
my first 650 was actually the ravishing red.
one day I will have to give it its first clean. i'm not use to having one bike for so long...lol

here's the clip to the ride with slash/cut exhausts. ive ordered another set of exhausts as I think these take away the balance of the bike but for AU$160 it was worth a play

https://youtu.be/4Dm3G0YSBx8
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 18, 2019, 10:08:58 am
fitted the booster plug today- pretty easy straight forward fit

https://youtu.be/UYUbY5VY1vE
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on December 18, 2019, 11:31:58 pm
fitted the booster plug today- pretty easy straight forward fit

https://youtu.be/UYUbY5VY1vE

I know you did this as a preventive measure, but can you feel a difference? My Triumph ran awful at low rpm until I installed the BoosterPlug. Then I disconnected it for the first service and the software update from the dealer was almost as effective. Still not a smooth as the Interceptor. Also wondering why you didn't go for the Powertronic that's made specifically for the Interceptor. It's only a few bucks more than the BoosterPlug. Not nearly as much as a Powercommander.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 19, 2019, 07:41:49 am
I think I read somewhere the powertronic is more involved to install. now I did test ride the bike with booster and exhaust today and I must confess I was impressed with the overall outcome! I still have not done the air filter mod either but have ordered one in. here's my actual test ride clip

https://youtu.be/MVvCtJ86Hss
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 19, 2019, 09:28:06 pm
clip on the bike accelerating to 60 mph-easily the fastest enfield ive been on...lol

https://youtu.be/ort_oXnNHEU
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Bilgemaster on December 19, 2019, 10:04:50 pm
Hell, Wild Bill, now I'll have to get me one of those twins.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 19, 2019, 10:59:06 pm
BM
no kidding with that exhaust and booster plug it would knock over a standard 650 very easy...lol if you look back at my clip I am not even doing full throttle hits. just roll ons. so far in 1000 miles I have never ever hit the throttle stopper. just ordered the dna air filter plus my new exhausts may arrive today so if so I may fit and compare them.
I wouldn't say I like these -I just got them cheap and thought i'd try them out. I know I wouldn't pay the dealer $500 for them and I like throwing money...lol
 
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: heloego on December 20, 2019, 12:59:58 am
Assholes like that need something put in their mouth.  ;)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: heloego on December 20, 2019, 01:01:03 am
I've always enjoyed your vids, mate! Too bad we don't have a "thumbs up" emoti for the forum!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 20, 2019, 10:58:25 am
glad to hear you enjoy them. ;D

here's the latest. only got it late today - slash cut muffler vs reverse cone

https://youtu.be/P7P9zmff-P4
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on December 20, 2019, 08:26:39 pm
glad to hear you enjoy them. ;D

here's the latest. only got it late today - slash cut muffler vs reverse cone

https://youtu.be/P7P9zmff-P4
Those are the same ones I got. I thought they were a bit loud. I'm back to the stock ones for now. Really liking the AEW 201 that sit horizontal instead of the upsweep. They do it with a clever downward bend at the inlet. But they are more money and I bought three bikes last week. ::)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Dr Mayhem on December 20, 2019, 08:42:35 pm
I find the offset end cap on these to be to quite appealing.

Thinking maybe I'll contact him about acquiring an unfinished set. Without brackets or front covers welded on, also without any polishing or cleanup of the welds

https://www.ebay.com/i/382998269100?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D40718%26meid%3D4b93fa1cb5b144498372a7fd4e3d6cfd%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D382976213023%26itm%3D382998269100%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2386202

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/oFEAAOSwUuNceANU/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 21, 2019, 12:24:47 pm
reverse cone muffler fit and start up clip

https://youtu.be/rodBK-b4lIw
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 22, 2019, 10:35:21 pm
testing the reverse cone mufflers plus air box mod
https://youtu.be/PGaafSxSfY4
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 25, 2019, 01:51:22 pm
pretty windy riding conditions here lately

https://youtu.be/TIcMm01CEZk
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Arizoni on December 27, 2019, 12:44:40 am
Maybe your "gumtree" is different than the Eucalyptus trees we have growing in the Phoenix area but, the Eucalyptus trees are known for loosing big branches and sometimes even major parts of the tree trunks when the big winds during monsoon season blow in.

My neighbor had one growing next to their driveway and when they got home one evening their entire drive was filled with downed tree.  Good thing it didn't take out the roof on their house.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on December 27, 2019, 01:14:06 am
Gumtrees here are bad for that, for sure. In big wind but also high temperatures. Last week we had 5 days over 40 deg and I noticed a few large limbs on the ground or roofs around the suburb.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 27, 2019, 07:44:24 am
DNA air filter fitted complete with reverse cones muffler with extra packing.

https://youtu.be/SdZRXMp7MmE

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 29, 2019, 06:35:37 am
forest ride and give-away comp - 3 prizes up for grabs
https://youtu.be/oFJMmmGEY88
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on December 31, 2019, 12:19:05 am
todays ride with just booster plug fitted to the bike plus a few drone shots of the dried out Aussie countryside

https://youtu.be/BgqRuTRsW0k
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: beagle on January 01, 2020, 12:58:42 am
Have the fires hit your area yet, or been thru.  Getting messy on the lower east coast.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 01, 2020, 10:17:14 pm
only that smaller one a couple of weeks back. there is not that much vegetation about where I live due to the inland drought.
much more fuel for the fires to burn along the coastal areas.
where I did that drone shot in the other video on the pine forest road -that area has gone up before and all along that road
plus that road I rode where the tree limb fell on the road-it would be very hard to control a fire in that country.

todays giveaway comp clip

https://youtu.be/V9wMT2v0Zjk










































































































fell down-another heavy timbered road area-very hard to control a fire in there.


https://youtu.be/V9wMT2v0Zjk
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 07, 2020, 09:38:42 am
my 2,500 km review on the bike

https://youtu.be/aJQW79aolA4
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 09, 2020, 07:54:04 am
impressive fuel economy results on normal type riding experienced on back roads to 60 mph on stock standard bike. 70% of which involved pretty windy conditions
https://youtu.be/8wBs95NpELU
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Breezin on January 09, 2020, 02:00:13 pm
my 2,500 km review on the bike

https://youtu.be/aJQW79aolA4
Great stuff. It's hard to find a reliable long-term review of a stock Interceptor. Mine has 3,500km up, and the experience has been more or less the same as you describe. I've also had some false neutrals between 5th and 6th (on the way up only), but they are getting rarer, and preloading the shifter, or just taking your time, sorts it out.

And I too put in an interim oil & filter change -- at 3,200km (although my Interceptor is in mph on the clock) -- using Motul 7100 4t 10w-50. Red, with Ester, like Silkolene but a hell of a lot more reasonably priced. The drain plug came out clean with absolutely no debris on it.

I'll actually re-watch this vid to make sure I've got all your observations. So far, I'm really happy with the bike in every department. I'm still mulling the booster plug, and happy to take my time on that one, as I have other little improvements in line before it.(So far, no train has come over a bridge to run me over.  ;))
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 10, 2020, 07:03:58 am
the 650 motor appears a lot cleaner in the internal compared to the old C5 days of loaded with all types of rubbish but i too like the idea of the oil change at around the 3500 klm mark or 3000 after the first change.
here's a clip of the pesky mobile speed camera here in australia

https://youtu.be/dbxe69Tkzik
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on January 10, 2020, 02:10:06 pm
Right now those automatic ticket-dispensing cameras are illegal in California, but San Francisco is making a big push in the state legislature to make them legal in that city and to reduce the speed limit throughout the town to 20 mph.  They claim that they have a speeding problem in San Francisco.  That is very surprising as traffic is constantly jammed, with traffic signals at almost every intersection, and it is tough to average 10 mph during most daylight and evening hours.  Clearly what they really want is to collect more money than they already do from vehicle drivers visiting the city.  San Francisco has so many expensive "progressive" social programs going on that they are always short of money and constantly need more and are willing to get it from every source that they can dream up.  And they see speed cameras as being another goose that lays golden eggs.  I sure hope that they fail in their effort.

I don't envy you Bill having to dodge those things while riding around your area.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Arizoni on January 10, 2020, 10:08:53 pm
If San Francisco does go to the speed camera's, they will be sadly disappointed with the results.
It's the company that supplies the cameras that makes all of the money.  The government will get very little of it.
 The pissed off people in Phoenix who rightfully or wrongly got cited by them, started the ball rolling to get rid of them but the fact that the government wasn't making any money off of them is the reason we got rid of them here.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on January 10, 2020, 10:28:39 pm
The city that I worked for installed red-light cameras at some 10 intersections.  A couple of years ago they canceled the contract and removed the cameras.  And you are right about the reason for doing so.  It was all about money and not safety.  ;) After about 8 years they performed an audit and discovered that the cost of keeping the cameras in operation was much greater then the fines that they received for drivers running the lights when they were red. So away went the cameras - but they did leave the camera warning signs in place, which was likely about as effective at deterring red light runners as actually having the cameras issue tickets.   ::)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on January 10, 2020, 10:46:16 pm
Right now those automatic ticket-dispensing cameras are illegal in California, but San Francisco is making a big push in the state legislature to make them legal in that city and to reduce the speed limit throughout the town to 20 mph.  They claim that they have a speeding problem in San Francisco.  That is very surprising as traffic is constantly jammed, with traffic signals at almost every intersection, and it is tough to average 10 mph during most daylight and evening hours.  Clearly what they really want is to collect more money than they already do from vehicle drivers visiting the city.  San Francisco has so many expensive "progressive" social programs going on that they are always short of money and constantly need more and are willing to get it from every source that they can dream up.  And they see speed cameras as being another goose that lays golden eggs.  I sure hope that they fail in their effort.

I don't envy you Bill having to dodge those things while riding around your area.

The cameras aren't illegal. The law clearly stated that they could not be operated by a for profit corporation. So what did they do? They installed them statewide and had a for profit corporation operate them. As soon as a judge found out, he threw out all of the previous convictions. The state lost millions so now they are scared to try it again.

Where San Francisco really has a problem is red light runners and crosswalk violators. The SFPD had a sting operation where a plain clothes officer would stand near the curb, then when a car was inches from the crosswalk the officer would step off the curb. Another one would take a picture and issue the ticket. I think video cameras have reduced the number of those scams.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 11, 2020, 09:57:13 am
here they said they spent 88mil on mobile phone detection camera while driving and expect to get their money back really quick at almost $500 a hit plus points. now on a double demerit weekend that's doubled and your walking!

heres my booster plug run. shot under very bad weather conditions

https://youtu.be/sDh6epgAEgI
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on January 12, 2020, 03:35:17 am
I had a nice pop through the hills on a mate's interceptor, bought last year.  It's got 2500km on it now and feels very smooth and powerful enough. I was surprised at the difference in handling compared with my 535 CGT.  Thought they'd be pretty similar seeing the suspension components appear to be the same thing. The 650 is softer and can get a bit of a wallow happening through bends. Still managed to de chicken strip it though.  Got back on my GT and it felt a bit harsh for a couple minutes.

I noticed the gear shift in this bike is like butter. So smooth and I couldn't make it miss a shift or behave less than perfect even when I tried. Gearboxes must be a bit variable in these bikes.

Heres a pic. We've had some horrific bushfires here the last few weeks.

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Ove on January 12, 2020, 10:57:12 am
So, are you tempted to change?
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on January 12, 2020, 12:42:26 pm
So, are you tempted to change?

No. As nice as the twin is,  I love my thumper.  I'd like to have a go on the 650 CGT but I don't have any burning need to own one. To each their own.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Ove on January 12, 2020, 06:46:18 pm
Thumbs up
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on January 12, 2020, 08:44:58 pm
No. As nice as the twin is,  I love my thumper.  I'd like to have a go on the 650 CGT but I don't have any burning need to own one. To each their own.

That's why you need one of each!😁
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on January 12, 2020, 08:46:56 pm
That's why you need one of each!😁

Haha good point. Well played.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Warwick on January 13, 2020, 08:27:19 am
As much as the interceptor is a much more capable bike than my singles, I still like my stock single best. Singles have a certain character that drew me to RE originally. Still dig my interceptor sooo much though!!!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 16, 2020, 07:17:23 am
rain falling in Australia

https://youtu.be/pV8QNIaSSQo
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Sharkguy on January 16, 2020, 12:58:46 pm
Great to see! That kids like a kid that has a snow day. I hope it continues and pulls you all out of the drought.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on January 16, 2020, 09:21:21 pm
Beautiful! You guys sure need it ;D
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 17, 2020, 11:16:21 am
something different-replacing a rear sphere on a mgf

https://youtu.be/l0Dc4N7PY1k
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 18, 2020, 07:51:30 am
my experience so far with the highly expensive silkolene oil change

https://youtu.be/WiCU7h1BalE?list=TLPQMTgwMTIwMjDYiwXSkS1SCQ
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: johnm on January 18, 2020, 09:11:31 am
At the first 500km service the dealer changed the oil with Motul 10w-60 full synthetic. I never noticed any change in immediate performance but the gear changes have become much smoother as the Kms rack up ,2850 as of tonight. My next oil change will also be at 3500km the filter and oil is waiting. I picked up Penrite 10w-60 full synthetic. We can compare Penrite semi with full when I have some distance on the new oil.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on January 18, 2020, 10:37:13 pm
my experience so far with the highly expensive silkolene oil change

https://youtu.be/WiCU7h1BalE?list=TLPQMTgwMTIwMjDYiwXSkS1SCQ

Another great video! We don't have Penrite oil here but I'm sure any name brand synthetic or semi-synthetic will do just fine. I'm impressed by the absence of metal in the old oil. Let us know if the change made any difference in shifting or other performance of the bike. BTW, I noticed you have the stock exhaust. Mine seems to be getting a little louder as I have it.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Breezin on January 18, 2020, 10:52:27 pm
BTW, I noticed you have the stock exhaust. Mine seems to be getting a little louder as I have it.
Likewise!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 19, 2020, 12:32:17 am
well I got this youtube question so I had to find out...lol

Does the slipper clutch not require fully synthetic oil? Pretty sure RE spec says so.

Warro

16 minutes ago

interesting question. I think its more on what's in the oil.
to date I have run the bike 250kl or 150 miles since I uploaded the clip.

(https://i.postimg.cc/t4nfyt4D/IMG-3392.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fVZ5fdX0)

so far bike is changing gears well/clutch change is fine/no sign of slipping/positive changes/no false neutrals hit from 5th to 6th.
at the moment -all appears fine.

my exhaust is stock and I now prefer to ride with all stock parts and no added bolt ons. I too think its louder especially on throttle back off in lower gears especially 3rd.

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: GlennF on January 19, 2020, 10:46:21 pm
Motorcycle clutches in general (Guzzis are the exception I think) do not like "friction modified" additives.

As for slipper clutches, there were stories around that you should NOT use synthetic oil in a slipper but I do not think there was any factual basis to them.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 20, 2020, 07:27:37 am
booster plug on very steep top gear pull  after completing the last 300 klm of my journey

https://youtu.be/wuEtXHJd668
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on January 20, 2020, 08:08:37 am


Hey Bill


Nice video..I like your comments, I listened carefully.  You say some interesting and honest things.  Like the bike runs pretty well in pure stock form to start with ....or after you make a change, you tend to get used to it, so it feels the norm....etc...


Just to beat the hornet's nest with a stick a bit: 

IF you read the manual from booster plug....It states that the booster plug is not "effective" during closed loop operation.  That is, during closed loop operation, the o2 sensor is doing the "final" judgement on Fuel Air mixture ratio...in effect overpowering the booster plug. (the booster plug enriches the mixture only during open loop operation.)


Open loop operation happens, typically during start, warm up, idle, acceleration, and deceleration.  These are the time you don't want to be too lean...so booster plug may be helpful in keeping the fuel on the rich side.

Close loop operation happens during steady state...like steady speed, steady RPM, steady throttle position.

Sooooo

During a long steady climb....the air fuel mixture is determined by the "stock" o2 sensor, not the booster plug.


Just sayin'

I've watched some videos of PCV install and testing on the road....the guy ran a baseline test, with the bike stock, ran in 3rd gear....3000 rpm....then WOT...up to 14,000.  Timed it.

Same test, but with slip on exhaust and PCV with a pre-packaged map for that set up.  Ran the same test, same road etc.

Got from 3000 to 14,000 in 0.9 seconds quicker...substantial improvement?  More scientific test?

Of course a true scientific test would make many, many runs, and graph them, or average them together, to eliminate outliers, etc.





Cookie








booster plug on very steep top gear pull  after completing the last 300 klm of my journey

https://youtu.be/wuEtXHJd668
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 20, 2020, 02:04:49 pm
I am pretty happy with the bike totally stock and shortly I will sell the booster plug and dna filter I tested. I really have no use for them
the cash I get for them will be donated to the KOALA HOSPITAL in AUSTRALIA plus some other C5 stuff I will sell over my youtube channel too
I think the few $$ raised is better spent in the direction of the injured and homeless animals here than my crap.
just in case you think I have to sell stuff to make a donation-not the case. I've already donated to them twice and now I plan to get more serious.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on January 20, 2020, 02:25:30 pm
Nice! (the donation stuff)


So you think the booster plug is not really necessary for this bike?

Cookie


I am pretty happy with the bike totally stock and shortly I will sell the booster plug and dna filter I tested. I really have no use for them
the cash I get for them will be donated to the KOALA HOSPITAL in AUSTRALIA plus some other C5 stuff I will sell over my youtube channel too
I think the few $$ raised is better spent in the direction of the injured and homeless animals here than my crap.
just in case you think I have to sell stuff to make a donation-not the case. I've already donated to them twice and now I plan to get more serious.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 20, 2020, 11:06:13 pm
it makes the bike much smoother in the run cycle so it does help a lot in that area BUT overall the 650 is a pretty good bike to ride anyway. if you have never rode with the plug you sort of -will never miss it.
what would be very interesting and I mean interesting-the C5 had very lousy jerky fueling-they make a booster plug for the C5
if I had a C5 i'd have a booster plug on those jerk-offs for sure.
it really annoyed me how bad the fuelling was on those bikes and if you added sports exhaust it got way out of hand and at times felt like you were being shunted along like a train.
the EJK fixed that and also the power commander.
only drama the EJK is not set for euro 4 from factory or it wasn't when I had mine
this booster plug and play would be a great try on a C5
it would be something you should notice immediately if it worked or not.
now if you look at the booster plug site-you have 4 weeks to decide if you like it or not and if not return for full refund, how fair is that!

If you for any reason are not happy with the BoosterPlug you can return it for a full refund within a reasonable time. No questions asked.

 - We consider “A reasonable time”  to be around 4 weeks.
 - We are not refusing to provide a refund if a module is returned after 4 weeks and two days, but sales are considered final after approximately 4 weeks. So please don’t try to get a refund after a year or two when you sell your bike.
 - Let’s play it fair – both ways.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 22, 2020, 01:18:11 pm
After dumping the highly expensive Silkolene a 750 klm run with the Penrite semi-synthetic oil

https://youtu.be/MF97sVQFnss

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on January 26, 2020, 06:44:30 pm
After dumping the highly expensive Silkolene a 750 klm run with the Penrite semi-synthetic oil

https://youtu.be/MF97sVQFnss

Glad to hear the cheaper oil is working well for you!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Arizoni on January 27, 2020, 01:41:23 am
When all is said and done, almost all of the major brands of oil works just as good or better than the super duper oils high priced oils offered by the small companies.

The full synthetic oils are basically the same and the only difference is the additives the company's add to the oil.

IMO, these people who spend a small fortune buying the "special" oils from small companies "think" their engines are running better so they brag about all of the wonderful things the oil is doing.
To this I say," BS.  Save the money and change your oil more often."   
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 27, 2020, 10:56:20 pm
done 1000 klm since the  oil change to the cheaper semi-synthetic brand and -no false neutrals  ;D
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on January 28, 2020, 11:08:34 am
stock standard 0 to 100 kph or roughly 0 to 62 mph burst in 6.95 seconds

https://youtu.be/ueY4zyktriY
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 06, 2020, 10:03:30 am
ebay purchase - continental gt touring seat and tall flyscreen fit -total price AU265 or roughly US180 including free postage and an oil filter thrown in on the deal
both good items too

https://youtu.be/ahtKiP7bt90
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 12, 2020, 05:35:58 am
factory high windscreen -review

https://youtu.be/lE4M1XQWLeA
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 13, 2020, 06:33:04 am
factory high windscreen tested and better than I first thought!

https://youtu.be/2jTU9AVc2PQ
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 14, 2020, 11:48:14 am
cover to protect the oil filter clip

https://youtu.be/LFmqZleoh8g
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 15, 2020, 08:26:50 am
my 5,000 kl review

https://youtu.be/pc-BZ8v00nU
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 16, 2020, 09:10:28 am
5,000 klm review on the interceptor

https://youtu.be/c2W3Gm5uH2E
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 17, 2020, 04:12:48 am
small factory windscreen fit

https://youtu.be/f_FuMZvMo9g

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 18, 2020, 05:53:43 am
chrome engine protection bar fit

https://youtu.be/Lf_XRolzBA4
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Breezin on February 18, 2020, 09:00:41 am
5,000 klm review on the interceptor

https://youtu.be/c2W3Gm5uH2E
Great review, thanks. Realistic and not too gushing. Not sure I'd buy two though!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 18, 2020, 01:56:50 pm
not sure either now- I might buy a honda monkey bike instead. they are a bit expensive here at $6600 but I am running out of choices.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: jimku on February 18, 2020, 06:51:42 pm
chrome engine protection bar fit
https://youtu.be/Lf_XRolzBA4

These compact engine guards are an ideal place to mount a pair of fold-up forward foot pegs for stretching out on long rides.
https://www.jpcycles.com/product/5300430/j-p-cycles-1-clamp-on-engine-guard-footpegs?redirectedKeyword=5300430&totalResult=1
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on February 18, 2020, 11:01:51 pm
not sure either now- I might buy a honda monkey bike instead. they are a bit expensive here at $6600 but I am running out of choices.

You should! My mate has a 1198 Panigale,  sv1000, sv650 and a Grom.  The Grom is his weapon of choice as his daily.  With no power comes no responsibility.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 19, 2020, 02:43:46 am
hard to say which way to go. spoke to the ktm dealer yesterday and the brand new ktm 390 adventure bike arrives in the country mid march for $8900 rideaway
he has two sold already. I could get that quite easy and the dealer is only 60 klm away and he is also the honda dealer too.
fair bit to think about
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on February 19, 2020, 04:08:36 am
But didn't you already buy a 390 Duke? Same thing different clothes.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 19, 2020, 10:22:45 am
yeah I did have one for roughly 40 klm I think...lol . I might just go take a look at a honda grom tomorrow.



Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on February 19, 2020, 10:52:57 am
https://www.kawasaki.com/motorcycle/z/mini-naked/z125-pro


Consider the Kawasaki Z125 PRO ?

I think a lot less $$$ than Grom.  Same or better bike IMHO....A friend has one...loves it!



Cookie





yeah I did have one for roughly 40 klm I think...lol . I might just go take a look at a honda grom tomorrow.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 19, 2020, 10:07:39 pm
from what I can source out they appear to have just the odd old stock here in oz like 016 plated bikes at the dealers so they may have stopped importing them.

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 19, 2020, 11:39:41 pm
I think I will go and check out the grom-if its any good today might be the day.
aust now has the fuel injected abs Himalayan for $7500 -that's only $500 more than the carby I had earlier on.
I might...…. ;D
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 22, 2020, 07:32:45 am
do I want a new honda grom?

https://youtu.be/2VkRF2rwSzo
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Bilgemaster on February 22, 2020, 11:35:40 am
do I want a new honda grom?

https://youtu.be/2VkRF2rwSzo

Your gal seemed to like that Grom, so there's that to consider.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 23, 2020, 02:05:03 am
yep I suppose your right. either way its just a matter of time before I buy either another one or two new bikes. meanwhile I have purchased more add on for the interceptor so once they arrive -more clips coming.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 25, 2020, 04:57:25 am
bought a new bike
https://youtu.be/Nz6dCTQS1Cw
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 27, 2020, 05:14:28 am
thought about a few different bikes including the new release or newer release here in OZ- Himalayan with f/I and abs
in the end and after watching numerous reviews I decided to go for the much lighter honda crf 250l
although 2 years back I did buy the rally version it was too big and I didn't like it at all. this one appears more like it.
just waiting now for it to be road registered and I can pay the dealer and get out and try it out
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 28, 2020, 07:26:32 am
new bike collected today
https://youtu.be/78VpJnEv2ec
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on February 28, 2020, 10:27:23 pm
new bike collected today
https://youtu.be/78VpJnEv2ec
Congratulations on the new bike! Looks like tons of fun!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on February 29, 2020, 08:49:26 am
thanks-had it out today and did an easy 90 mile or 150kl run on in. sealed and unsealed road conditions and it appears to run pretty good for 250cc ;D
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: jhark37 on February 29, 2020, 06:52:32 pm
thanks-had it out today and did an easy 90 mile or 150kl run on in. sealed and unsealed road conditions and it appears to run pretty good for 250cc ;D

That new Honda looks like fun.  Will you be doing a youtube riding impression on another site, or could you just provide a link?  Also, what quad/drone are you using for your aerial videos?  May be another interest we have in common.

Thanks, John
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on February 29, 2020, 11:42:34 pm
That new Honda looks like fun.  Will you be doing a youtube riding impression on another site, or could you just provide a link?  Also, what quad/drone are you using for your aerial videos?  May be another interest we have in common.

Thanks, John

I've been meaning to ask the same thing. I know nothing about drones but for the last few weeks I have been watching reviews. Mostly the Mavic Mini because it is the size of my phone and easy to carry. So far no registration nonsense either at 249g.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 01, 2020, 12:19:14 am
yeah the crf250l I think is better to ride than the rally version I had when it was release 2 years back. still thinking on the grom too- I have till tomorrow to decide there.
I've had 3 dromes to date. one very expensive at over $2000 but wasn't game to fly it  ;D so moved it out. that unit was capable of following a rider at 70 kph
next I bought the dji spark -put it up in the air and for a first old timer -a lot going on there - it does have the follow me function but again bit involved to use.
while I had this unit I saw pre-releases of the mavic mini. sold the spark and pre-ordered this unit. that is what I use now.
this is pretty easy to use and has good range although I have not flown it far from the launch site.
at the time I bought basic kit as only one available but I would recommend you buy the fly more combo kit
main reason extra batteries and charger etc via power cable unlike my kit via usb which takes roughly 3 hours to charge battery.
picture quality very good at 1080p and I look at all clips on a 80inch tv so nothing wrong with this unit.
it does not do a follow me function and if you want that -go for the next in line spark.
now to the crunch. would I recommend it-well I am not selling or doing a youtube clip on it just giving an honest opinion unlike those other guys with various products.
its a really easy to use fun product which works well and will give you great enjoyment for a very little $$$ outlay.
sure there are things it wont do but if that is a problem -just open the wallet further and go higher up the market.....lol
yes I do recommend this drone and I think its money well spent for what is a very easy to use product compared to buying the very best and being overwhelmed by the technology and unable or too scared to use it
in my case better to loose $600 than $2000 plus. picture quality will be pretty close anyway!

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 04, 2020, 04:22:46 am
quality oil cooler/radiator guard fitting clip

https://youtu.be/6wLjt6muI00
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 04, 2020, 08:41:29 am
On a more serious note Australia is fast running out of the good old toilet paper and at the moment it's more a buyers frenzy here. it's actually pretty hard to get the wipe outs and as of late today the local stores are virtually running on empty or just plain wiped out.! I may have to forget about another bike or the add on accessories too and just chase down a quick carton of the illusive 2/4 ply golden glory.
Never witnessed anything like this before. If I had stock piled the heavy stuff a few weeks earlier -today I would be on what others would call here-ona roll! ;D
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 04, 2020, 11:08:55 am
LATEST NEWS FROM THE LAND DOWN UNDER!

Kleenex to the rescue: Toilet paper brand reassures customers that their mill is working 'around the clock' to produce more rolls after a massive run on stock following coronavirus panic buying

So there will be a new supply after all.

Hard to believe really- while most of the world chases face masks - We chase S/it house paper ::) this complete isle of the good stuff wiped out in my hometown just this afternoon - one complete isle! Any idea how much paper blew out the door ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/5yfph59B/IMG-2907-2821.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KksnLMMj)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: BRG-BIRD on March 04, 2020, 01:37:10 pm
Funny stuff WildBill :)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 04, 2020, 01:44:05 pm
well you do know that aussie are f/c/wits ;D At the moment even I am thinking should I still buy that new GROM or splash out and spend the cash on toilet paper...LOL
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on March 04, 2020, 02:15:59 pm
On a more serious note Australia is fast running out of the good old toilet paper and at the moment it's more a buyers frenzy here. it's actually pretty hard to get the wipe outs and as of late today the local stores are virtually running on empty or just plain wiped out.! I may have to forget about another bike or the add on accessories too and just chase down a quick carton of the illusive 2/4 ply golden glory.
Never witnessed anything like this before. If I had stock piled the heavy stuff a few weeks earlier -today I would be on what others would call here-ona roll! ;D

My dad grew up on a small farm in the Missouri Ozarks.  He said that they could never afford TP and instead used corn cobs while doing their business in the outhouse.   :o

Here in the hand-wringing SF Bay Area, Costco big-box stores have had hundreds of people lining up before their doors open and some people having to park a half mile away before getting into the conga line to get into the store and buying bottled water and disinfectant wipes.  The stores keep getting cleaned out every day for the past week. And don't ask me why there has been a run of bottled water. I have no idea. ::)  The tap water here is as clean and pure as any in the World.  Likely better than what comes out of plastic bottles.  ::)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on March 05, 2020, 07:58:21 am
Baby wipes. Soft, moist strong and disinfectant soaked😁
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 06, 2020, 06:45:48 am
first run with the go-pro chesty mount on the 650

https://youtu.be/kVRyuwqENEI
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on March 07, 2020, 12:38:35 am
first run with the go-pro chesty mount on the 650

https://youtu.be/kVRyuwqENEI

Nice! What are you using for a microphone? I'm still trying to figure that out on my videos. I get a lot of pops and crackling using a Rode lavalier with a "dead cat" into my GoPro Hero 7.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 07, 2020, 10:51:03 am
just a cheap Chinese one. think I bought 2 for $30
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 07, 2020, 10:52:20 am
3 way windscreen review-factory  high/low and no screen

https://youtu.be/3MX3nu0flWQ
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on March 07, 2020, 09:01:14 pm
just a cheap Chinese one. think I bought 2 for $30

Sometimes cheaper is better ;D A few years back I bought some lock picks and a special transparent lock for learning the art. I could open most locks almost as fast as they do in the movies but one $5 Chinese imitation of a Master lock was un pickable ??? I could probably break it with a hammer but there was no picking it. ::)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 07, 2020, 11:54:36 pm
if I told you how many thousands of $$$ ive spent on cameras in the past 3 years I bet I could easily buy a new interceptor for nothing-sony/Panasonic/canon/gopro's etc. had the lot!
if you look at all my clips including my last couple with the windscreen mount test - they were all shot with this AU$150 camera I bought it 4 years ago and $30 for the 2 mike package
that very cheap gopro style adventure camera has excellent image and stabilizer and shoots 1080p and that's good enough and does the job well
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 10, 2020, 09:44:26 am
fitting the motone customs bar risers-not as straight forward as I first thought.

https://youtu.be/MzAJi-DP99I

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 12, 2020, 08:02:58 am
motone tank pads install clip

https://youtu.be/CUI8DVrNVoo
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on March 12, 2020, 11:56:16 am
The quality of this piece is well worth the price!  Fits the RE650 perfectly... looks great!

Cookie

motone tank pads install clip

https://youtu.be/CUI8DVrNVoo
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on March 12, 2020, 02:55:50 pm
motone tank pads install clip

https://youtu.be/CUI8DVrNVoo

The same ones I have! I put them on the original paint. When I got the bike painted I bought another set in case these didn't come off cleanly. I even bought the same 3M double stick tape they have in case they were reusable. Turns out they were! So I have a spare set. I thought I might put them on the Speedmaster but I never touch the tiny tank and they wouldn't show much on a black tank anyway.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 13, 2020, 03:21:20 am
yeah I think they look pretty good on the bike just like they do on some of the c5's
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on March 18, 2020, 08:19:44 am
some useful info from the wife which some may find worth watching. when you take into a/c we all use this product and the corona virus can stay alive for several days - it may just be worth your trouble to watch!

https://youtu.be/HkA2-n_1Z30
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on March 18, 2020, 07:49:35 pm
some useful info from the wife which some may find worth watching. when you take into a/c we all use this product and the corona virus can stay alive for several days - it may just be worth your trouble to watch!

https://youtu.be/HkA2-n_1Z30

Thanks but those gloves are nowhere to be found. Most mechanics nitrile gloves are sold out on Amazon.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: beagle on March 18, 2020, 10:45:29 pm
Warro...did you ever do a review on the risers..if ya did, couldn't find it...have some Indian ones on order but nothing leaving the country over there..beags.   
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 12, 2020, 09:33:27 am
no -have been unwell
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 12, 2020, 09:35:33 am
if you'd like to look at something different in clips i might be able to do something here-just drop a line in the comment section on the tube so i can see if its worthwhile or not!
heres the intro clip

https://youtu.be/Xi6nj2Opbu4
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: beagle on April 13, 2020, 12:43:19 am
no -have been unwell

Now were all in bloody lock down up here in QLD. Cost $1300 if you're caught out of your area with no valid reason.  Evidently, chasing birds isn't classified as sport either as some guy in FNQ found out on a date with an out of town bird he visited..
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 13, 2020, 07:00:40 am
few photos from this clip

https://youtu.be/Xi6nj2Opbu4

(https://i.postimg.cc/5y49LGJV/P1130762.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xJZSS6qx)



(https://i.postimg.cc/pTZRWZF1/P1140197.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/njC6TqTv)



(https://i.postimg.cc/YSQtVkq7/P1140381.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yJYqgMZp)



(https://i.postimg.cc/kgHgtfDV/P1140015.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/214DsdQm)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 17, 2020, 10:54:46 am
my latest clip up on the classic 500's I have owned. plus if any-one would like to dob in the loser on this forum who hits my clips with a thumbs down every clip -p/m me his name and I will pay $200 for the info!

https://youtu.be/BnpJO-dALrY
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on April 17, 2020, 11:06:59 pm
I always enjoy your videos. Interesting that you came back after your first "lemon". I did too. My first RE was a 2010 C5. They replaced the engine under warranty. I see the current owner on Facebook from time to time. I purchased it new in Fresno California and rode it about 200 miles home to Northern California. Now it is in Southern California about 500 miles from my old home.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: dickim on April 18, 2020, 01:28:29 am
Hi Bill and keep going 👍 If you find the culprit send him a bottle of Corona - he's  clearly already been sucking on the lemon and limes🤣
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 18, 2020, 02:35:12 am
ohr
first bike very worst example I ever rode...lol I plan to add all bikes now in the next clips so another 24 to go...lol

dickim

there are 3 members here who I have had run ins with-I might actually call them out and ask-are you the thumbs down youtube bandit..lol
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: vikinglynn on April 18, 2020, 06:59:12 am
WB  Easy buddy; there are dic#heads everywhere.  Dont let the 'downer donnas' bug you.  You've had alot of fun with your scoots and will continue the same while the babies wonder what just swept by them.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: olhogrider on April 18, 2020, 09:16:44 pm
ohr
first bike very worst example I ever rode...lol I plan to add all bikes now in the next clips so another 24 to go...lol

dickim

there are 3 members here who I have had run ins with-I might actually call them out and ask-are you the thumbs down youtube bandit..lol

It ain't me! I've only made a couple of short ride videos and I know what a pain it can be. Yours are always a pleasure to watch. Nice camera work and good commentary. There's one youtuber on the UCE page who I was teasing about his habit. I bet him that he couldn't make a video without the useless phrase "let's go ahead and..." He couldn't do it.  ;D

Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Warwick on April 18, 2020, 11:31:08 pm
Relax Wildbill! Its a thumbs down! Who cares! As long as you enjoy making the videos! I enjoy watching them so I hope you keep making em.
 
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 19, 2020, 04:21:55 am
true! I need treatment!.... ::) ;D
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 19, 2020, 11:05:18 am
here we go -clip 2

https://youtu.be/UN8fmZnG2Gk
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on April 20, 2020, 01:07:43 am
Don't worry about it. Even TOT and MCM get thumbs down occasionally. No-one knows why. 
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 22, 2020, 06:53:18 am
$200 Sports Exhaust fit with a really good bark to it!

https://youtu.be/yjzwey0Vf2s
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 23, 2020, 07:04:24 am
did my very first wash and clean on the 650 yesterday prior to fitting the new exhaust. 6 months gime on the bike. bike none the worse for wear following this clip clean up.

https://youtu.be/6AJFWaBhpIU

meanwhile I've been thinking of buying the new trials 500. really not sure not if I can take the plunge on another 500 -after-all my thoughts they have not improved that much in 8 years and I could again be looking for trouble
the brand new ktm 390 adventure has just been release and roughly same money-$9K I think I might just throw the dice and splash the cash in that direction.
my bet its a gamble either way but the 390 is getting excellent reviews so far worldwide
the dealer is waiting for my reply ;D or it could be my money...either one....lol




(https://i.postimg.cc/MKFXRQ0T/IMG-4595-2962.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TpnRvh4M)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on April 23, 2020, 10:38:38 am
I would go with the KTM.  The RE is just a sort of re-worked bullet.  Cool if you are a die hard RE guy.

The KTM seems more purpose built, great reviews....etc.


Cookie


did my very first wash and clean on the 650 yesterday prior to fitting the new exhaust. 6 months gime on the bike. bike none the worse for wear following this clip clean up.

https://youtu.be/6AJFWaBhpIU

meanwhile I've been thinking of buying the new trials 500. really not sure not if I can take the plunge on another 500 -after-all my thoughts they have not improved that much in 8 years and I could again be looking for trouble
the brand new ktm 390 adventure has just been release and roughly same money-$9K I think I might just throw the dice and splash the cash in that direction.
my bet its a gamble either way but the 390 is getting excellent reviews so far worldwide
the dealer is waiting for my reply ;D or it could be my money...either one....lol




(https://i.postimg.cc/MKFXRQ0T/IMG-4595-2962.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TpnRvh4M)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: swamp2 on April 23, 2020, 11:35:06 am
I would go with the KTM.  The RE is just a sort of re-worked bullet.  Cool if you are a die hard RE guy.

The KTM seems more purpose built, great reviews....etc.


Cookie
I wouldn't disagree, although the Trials 500 is a lot prettier, IMHO.  I've never seen a KTM that I would say was attractive.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on April 23, 2020, 01:32:07 pm


Yeah...that one in the picture has the insect/bug look.....that's the latest in style....but ugly to my eyes.

Cookie


I wouldn't disagree, although the Trials 500 is a lot prettier, IMHO.  I've never seen a KTM that I would say was attractive.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on April 23, 2020, 01:37:07 pm
https://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/us/vitpilen/vitpilen-401/

A buddy of mine got one of these.  I think really a re-badged KTM.  Looks better in person.  Lots of bike for not too much cash...

He made a few appearance mods so it look nice.

Cookie
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: GlennF on April 24, 2020, 03:47:09 am
One big difference is the KTM has tubeless tyres on an alloy rim.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Warwick on April 24, 2020, 09:08:51 am
too little and gutless for a decent adventure bike. Go for the Yamaha Tenere 700
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 24, 2020, 03:44:12 pm
This will piss off the forum member know as the-thumbs down bandit. something nice I especially made this clip for him today.
while he sits back and watches this clip he has plenty to think about-
no doubt he is probably still paying off his one and only bike while wildbill has bought 30 new bikes in the same time frame  ;D
I guess if were were game animals I i'd be the top bunny and you my friend would be classed as the dunghill! ;D
so what I am really saying is-business wise in real life I would shit all over you...lol



https://youtu.be/kHuwE_vaWUs
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 24, 2020, 04:50:01 pm
30 new bikes shown in the below clip which I have owned since 012 or 8 years -  Triumph/KTM/Honda/Kawasaki/and enfield

https://youtu.be/kHuwE_vaWUs
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 26, 2020, 02:07:56 pm
I noticed the-"thumbs down bandit" was first to hit my latest clip on bike accessories. I suppose in his case -when unfortunately you were born with a BLACK HEART it's only natural that a trail of decay follows in your path.

Saying that though I do feel pity for his old man. My bet is he was looked many times at his cowardly son who still lives at home in his mid 40's too -He has just his old Royal Enfield bike his old man paid off the final payments for him a few months back plus a very old  computer keyboard and corded mouse.

While other practice gun control -he specializes in just plain old hand control. No doubt a tried and true handler of the finer art!

Over the years many times his old man looked across to him and thought- "What a total wasted space. If I could only have that night over again. I would have definitely done  "Wildbill" a favor and shot that - not the full quid load- up the nearest wall!  ;D

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 28, 2020, 08:37:20 am
my new accessory video on the 650 Interceptor plus don't miss my tribute to the loser on this forum know as the TDB ;D included in the clip

now he was watching plus a subby too and hit the clip within minutes. I no longer plan to mention him on the forum and class this incident as over.

while he plays the FWitt with his corded mouse I have a new bike to buy and undecided which one to go for.

I lose no money regardless of how many times he hits it unlike him-he has no money ;D


https://youtu.be/XgE6WxgtHtk
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 29, 2020, 02:09:19 pm
due to a member JVS saying my imput to the forum was really of no importance due to limited time with various bikes I have no option but to total delete all info from this file and as of now ...its tptally gone! this thread is officially closed for good.

the first of many as I work my way back through the archives.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on April 29, 2020, 02:33:30 pm
due to a member JVS saying my imput to the forum was really of no importance due to limited time with various bikes I have no option but to total delete all info from this file and as of now ...its tptally gone! this thread is officially closed for good.

the first of many as I work my way back through the archives.


That is really sad that you let just one member convince you that all of your valuable and interesting posts should be deleted, Bill. I really wish that you hadn't taken his derogatory comments so personally and reacted to them with the nuclear option.  At one time or another every forum has something like this happen to a member and sometimes you just have to shrug it off and let things cool down a bit.

Right now, what with most people experiencing a long lock-down in their homes, there is a tendency to lash out at the rest of the world. Unfortunately, that can even happen on a laid-back motorcycle forum.   :(  Please continue to contribute to this forum.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Breezin on April 29, 2020, 03:13:19 pm
Well said Richard.

Bill, it's the Internet. There will always be a minority of sad trolls whose only aim is to get a reaction. Ignore them, or in this case him. You've put up some of the most balanced and credible material on the 650, which is really valuable stuff, in contrast to all the hype out there.

Please keep them coming!
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: BRG-BIRD on April 30, 2020, 03:53:48 am
I agree, please continue your great work :)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: GlennF on April 30, 2020, 05:21:13 am
"limited time with various bikes" would describe every single motorcycle journalist out there

It would be very hard to get any sort of valid comparison across brands if the only people allowed to comment on a bike were fanboys that have ridden the same marque for 30 years.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on April 30, 2020, 04:18:48 pm
party over for me and have closed down.
all the best
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on April 30, 2020, 04:19:36 pm
Seeya graham
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on April 30, 2020, 07:08:48 pm
I'm totally confused here!  What just happened?

Cookie


party over for me and have closed down.
all the best
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on April 30, 2020, 08:28:40 pm
I'm totally confused here!  What just happened?

Cookie

WildBill is not happy about some derogatory comments that were directed at him recently, so he has decided to drop out of the forum and is attempting to remove all of his previous posts. At least that is my understanding of the situation.  ???
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on April 30, 2020, 08:54:29 pm
geeze...how come he gets all the derogatory comments ....I try to taunt people a bit, and I get nothing...

Oh well.....


Cookie



WildBill is not happy about some derogatory comments that were directed at him recently, so he has decided to drop out of the forum and is attempting to remove all of his previous posts. At least that is my understanding of the situation.  ???
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on April 30, 2020, 09:54:31 pm
geeze...how come he gets all the derogatory comments ....I try to taunt people a bit, and I get nothing...

Oh well.....


Cookie

Brace yourself ...

Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: JVS on April 30, 2020, 10:36:02 pm
Guys, is it really derogatory if he does/has done the same to others? We can be the big men and stay quiet whilst he says negative things to others. I've always tried to do this but sometimes the lines get crossed.

Maybe I crossed it too, but I thought it was valid this time. Please see his comments over the years, especially on the first page here: https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php?topic=28366.0

I like some of his posts too, but that doesn't mean that his sneaky comments go unnoticed.

You can check my previous posts as well. I believe I haven't said crap to anyone, it is most likely just to him because of his attitude towards others.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on April 30, 2020, 11:03:34 pm
oh man, that's one of my favorite insults.!
I am honored!

laughing so hard the milk is coming out my nose!

Cookie


Brace yourself ...

Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: gizzo on April 30, 2020, 11:18:22 pm


laughing so hard the milk is coming out my nose!

Cookie

Perfect  ;D
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Mad4Bullets on May 02, 2020, 12:18:20 am
JVS, In my opinion you did nothing wrong whatsoever. In fact your mature response was commendable and I thank you for stepping up. It appears that many of the hastily deleted posts have now been restored, despite his efforts to cut and run with the evidence of his behavior. Forum members can now read the entire thread as it unfolded and decide for themselves. Some may find it funny and others disturbing. Everyone's different.  All watches and near constant references to his personal wealth aside, I personally had enough with his vulgarity and complete disrespect of fellow forum members. Well done.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Stanley on May 02, 2020, 01:04:58 am
It's ironic how that all started with his anger over being ignored. He deleted that line.


 
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: GSS on May 02, 2020, 04:24:33 am
Friends, As a rule I always stay out of internet controversies, but feel obligated to comment.

JVS is a very long-standing and upright contributor to this group.  Some of us haven’t contributed regularly in recent years but do follow along. JVS is a far as anyone can possibly get from the “sad troll” that someone called him.

Wildbill has also been a valuable contributor and most folks simply disregard the “cash, bird and watch” stuff.

I would personally like to welcome back JVS and hope that WildBill stays on as well.  It is a bit of a disservice to delete old posts and cause now useless stuff to float up to the top of the Himalayan, UCE and Interceptor sections.

Apologies in advance for stepping in.....but this is a very valuable and rare forum that needs to be preserved with ongoing positivity and collegiality. Thanks.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on May 02, 2020, 11:22:34 am
geeze......I must have joined this group too late to get in on all this controversy.

I wasn't aware of any tension...

Coulda been fun!

Cookie
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: BRG-BIRD on May 02, 2020, 03:49:25 pm
Yes, I totally missed it as well. Seems to be two sides to every storyline  :)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on May 02, 2020, 11:08:42 pm
Well, I always say there are three sides to every story...your side, my side, and the truth!

Cookie


Yes, I totally missed it as well. Seems to be two sides to every storyline  :)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: JVS on May 03, 2020, 01:42:33 am
Mad4Bullets, thanks! Appreciate your feedback.

SSA GSS! It has been a while. Thank you for your kind words. Hope you and your family are doing well.

And I agree, let's get back to the positivity!  :D

Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Mad4Bullets on May 03, 2020, 04:07:28 am
Amen brother. Let's get back out there once again to learn and help one another on the forum. See you down the road. I'll be the smiling guy on the silver C5 wearing a $20 Timex.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: dickim on May 03, 2020, 05:36:06 am
Agreed guy's- But remember there is a fine line and only one letter difference between GLOAT & GOAT! from the guy who also wears a Timex.
So moving on hopefully
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: GlennF on May 03, 2020, 08:01:26 am
Well, I always say there are three sides to every story...your side, my side, and the truth!

Cookie

Or , as most politicians would agree, " The truth of any matter, whilst no doubt interesting, is irrelevant" .
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on May 03, 2020, 10:37:13 am


Timex???
At least you can afford a watch...

my family was so poor, we had to jam a stick into the ground and use it as a sundial!

that is if we were lucky enough to even find a stick!


Cookie

Cookie
Amen brother. Let's get back out there once again to learn and help one another on the forum. See you down the road. I'll be the smiling guy on the silver C5 wearing a $20 Timex.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: dickim on May 05, 2020, 06:01:31 am
Anybody who either
1) Knows Monty Python (Michael Palin is from my home City)🤣
2) Old enough to remember Ticka-Ticka TIMEX.........🤔
👍😀
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: twocoolgliders on May 05, 2020, 11:09:39 am

monty python , of course.


But I remember...the watch took a lickin' and it keeps on  tickin'...like when they strapped it to an airplane propeller!


Cookiie
Anybody who either
1) Knows Monty Python (Michael Palin is from my home City)🤣
2) Old enough to remember Ticka-Ticka TIMEX.........🤔
👍😀
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: dickim on May 05, 2020, 01:19:15 pm
Had forgotten about those adverts😀
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on May 13, 2020, 04:48:01 pm
Hi All
I have decided to return to the forum and here is the first reason. When I left I was in a bad state of health and had stated on this thread that I had been unwell for a period of time- how long. well roughly 9 weeks to date.
no I didn't have covid19 but was tested for that during the time I was hounded by several members from the forum before I decided to quit. I was also being tested for prostate issues and kidney function and had various tests/ultrasounds and xrays while I had to put up with the constant cyber bullying.

sure I had my say back but in most cases I only got excited when the other parties started the ball rolling.
so I decided the pressure was not worth the trouble and I would quit and go to youtube and just play about with my channel.
But it got worse. I was again followed from here and hit with numerous thumbs down on my channel by just one member and again it happened  tonight. the wife back tracked all my clips with single thumbs down and guess what -the person hitting the button well I know is from here BUT he is also from Australia.

now I wonder how many Australian have a gripe with me on here …..let me see?
I was happy to be out of here just playing about on the tube and forgetting this but this person couldn't let it go and you guys think that im the bad guy. it's a pretty weak act I think even by aussie standards.

so if I have to put up with that crap I might as well return and stay here too.
now while I am at it. the second bit

any-one I have offended in the past - please accept my apology for any remarks regardless if I said them back in defence or not. I have also decided I will not get involved with negative comments as I have enough issues health wise of my own.
I plan to put back any of the old threads I removed from the forum and in the future I have taken all the previous remarks in all threads good and bad into a/c and will post either royal enfield related info only …..and NO OTHER MATERIAL WHAT-SO-EVER that includes cars/watches or birds. nothing!

plus if I don't think I know roughly the answer I wont comment there either.

if it wasn't for those thumbs down in all honesty ...I was gone! but I did like this forum so if I have to take the negative hits on the tube ..I am coming back. probably not what you all want to hear but
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Tinker55 on May 13, 2020, 05:11:48 pm
I'm a new member but it's good to see you're back; have read through a number of your posts and found them very informative and useful.
And uhm, just ignore the one or two negatives you may occassionaly get on a post; if there's one lesson I've learned over the years it is that there is no way you can please everyone!

best,
Erik
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: GlennF on May 13, 2020, 06:01:47 pm
Welcome back Bill.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: jhark37 on May 13, 2020, 07:08:23 pm
Welcome back, Bill.  I missed you and your lively contribution.  Hard to believe there is one nut causing your discomfort.

Hope your health issues get resolved soon.

Also hope you'll be posting more videos.  As I've mentioned before, I enjoy the views of the Australian countryside as much as you commentary!

Cheers, John
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on May 13, 2020, 11:29:47 pm
Yes, welcome back Bill. I have been following your KTM 390 Adventure videos, as last month I bought a new 2020 KTM 390 Duke. It is the first KTM I have ever owned. But it was kind of pricey at $6,800 USD, which included a $500 setup fee and $800 for shipping. That is the most I have ever paid for those fees for any motorcycle that I have ever bought before, including 8 new BMW motorcycle purchases.  :(

I like the bike, but I do notice that the engine is bit weak below 4K rpm.  However, what really irritates me is the poor throttle response at low throttle openings. It makes it tough to ride at slow speed around town. The engine kind of bounces back and forth and reminds me a bit of a old two-stroke engine running on a light load. Above 4K rpm and under a load, the engine runs very well and is quite smooth. I guess it is suffering from a lean emission condition. Perhaps a Booster Plug might be in its future after the initial servicing has been accomplished.

So far the only accessories that I have installed is a Puig dark windshield and KTM seat luggage.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Jako on May 14, 2020, 12:12:55 am
WildBill Great to see you return, I have always enjoyed your contributions and eagerly awaited your next post or new bike and really appreciate the hard work you put into all the videos .
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: dickim on May 14, 2020, 01:02:08 am
Welcome back Bill 👍😀
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: BRG-BIRD on May 14, 2020, 02:32:42 am
Welcome back :)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Stanley on May 14, 2020, 03:05:15 am
Welcome back.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: GSS on May 14, 2020, 04:13:16 am
WildBill,
It is great to have you back! Sorry to hear about your health issues.

Please throw in some stuff about birds, cars and watches as well......keeps the forum interesting 🙂

GSS
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: dickim on May 14, 2020, 05:21:14 am
+1 on GSS👍 most of here probably have age 🤔 or history related 🤣health issues we can relate to and "Sharing is Caring" Covid excepted 🤣 as for the other stuff - be boring if we were all the same...
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Breezin on May 14, 2020, 09:40:23 am
Good to have you back Bill. I'll keep watching the videos and giving them a big 👍
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: aussie650 on May 14, 2020, 11:16:13 am
From one aussie to another, its good to see you back Wild Bill. Really enjoy your videos and input.Keep them coming.
Aussie 650.
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: Richard230 on May 14, 2020, 03:10:13 pm
Now that you have your 390 nice and dirty Bill, how about a video showing what it takes to clean the bike.  ;)

That is one thing that I like about my Bullet, it is really easy to clean after a ride through rain or down a dirt road. However, these KTM bikes might be fun to ride but sure do not look like they are going to be much fun to keep clean.  ;)
Title: Re: My New Ride-The 650 Interceptor/2nd time Around!
Post by: wildbill on May 15, 2020, 02:44:44 am
Thanks to all of the above for their positive comments and over-all I didn't expect them BUT I do respect them. Like I said in my earlier thread  I plan to conduct myself in a more controlled way and have taken all what was written into a/c and hold no bad feeling against any member-regardless of comment.

After-all i have more important health issues that I must get through rather than bare a grudge from a few words of text.
So on a more positive note I will work on trying to restore some of the threads I childishly removed when I threw in the towel and see if i can get some info back to the forum which in the future may help others.

Back when I joined in 012 I recall two members in particular who always helped me time and time again. one was a member called BARE and the other DUCATI-SCOTTY. in those days the C5's were riddled with problems unlike the later bikes.
If it wasn't for these guys I would have quit Enfield after that very first bike and gone Japanese.

Those two have long gone and move onto different bikes and 8 years later I guess I am still here. I now look at it this way. if one of my threads helps just one person-then one person is far better than none at all!

Story goes -You cant teach an old dog new tricks BUT you may be able to teach them to think differently!