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wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« on: November 18, 2018, 10:00:45 am »
1200 bucks for a perfect running 91 c10, 72k miles,  that keeps showing me all its mods as I study the forums here.  I also have the rifle windscreen, needs new glass soon though.  slip on carbon fiber cans, cruise control , highway pegs (removed, one was broken and not my style of riding), brae, custom Corbin seat I think it is (flip up passenger back rest) .  Love the seat the most, really holds me when I ride stupidly.  Good gas mileage even riding like an idiot.  I'm beginning to consider finding a way to polish up the bags and inner faring somehow.  First thought was black shoe polish, anyone know how to make the bags and inner lining shine again?  They are a bit faded from UV me thinks.
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2018, 11:42:39 am »
I used Mothers brand Back-to-Black trim and Plastic restorer. Recommended to me and it works great.

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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2018, 12:02:44 pm »
I used Mothers brand Back-to-Black trim and Plastic restorer. Recommended to me and it works great.

Same here
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2018, 10:13:57 pm »
Thanx again, looking onto these suggestions, hoping my kids will help me detail Crysis, my first love in 8 or 10 years  :).  They are being very supportive of me taking time for myself for a change .
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 11:27:52 pm »
Now the previous owner keeps saying the owner before him (the origional owner from new) put "over sized" zx  camms on Crysis.   First off,, why do that? Second whats the benefits, and how to confirm such a thing?.
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 11:55:53 pm »
Now the previous owner keeps saying the owner before him (the origional owner from new) put "over sized" zx  camms on Crysis.   First off,, why do that? Second whats the benefits, and how to confirm such a thing?.

wh did you buy it from? :??: :41: :85: :85: :confuse: :confuse:

the plot continues to thicken...

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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 06:59:03 am »
A friend who is a mechanic that never ventured onto COG forums, he just purchased it from the origional owner about a year ago.  My friend is only 5'2" tall,, and had to give up Crysis after dropping her a couple times in his driveway.  He now has a really short bike,, LOL.  I will try to get the origional owners name,, he was a COG member,, stickers all over the bike testify to that.
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 07:04:25 am »
oh,, and I just learned because I had to re-register the thing,, my Crysis is a 1992, not a 91, and it has the adjustable clutch and brake thingy.  So,, a COG member lives here in the valley near me.  Just have to find out his name. >:D  I can't find any good reliable info on what benefit oversized camms would have.
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 02:49:59 pm »
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2018, 04:04:57 pm »
Spray paint or this stuff which kinda looks like a paint.  They say it "re-flows" the plastic.  https://www.eastwood.com/ew-plastic-resurfacer-matte-black-aerosol.html?fee=7&fep=49775&SRCCODE=PLA00020&product_id=15089Z&adpos=1o8&creative=83580268260&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CjwKEAjw3drIBRCOwfC-_qqyjQ8SJADvoWQpmwnYDfv9K0VAj37KzZ29ec6t536nLaKj_YgldoW4RhoCzmTw_wcB

This stuff is amazing.  I used it to recondition the wheel flares on my truck.  Unless the plastic is nicked, it'll make it look like new.  And 1-1.5 years later, they still look as good.
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2018, 05:14:44 pm »
The ZX Cams gave more high rpm power {more lift}, but reduced the low end toque a bit.
Bikes on which the cams were added,,,, sometimes also had the ZX carbs installed.

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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2018, 06:44:57 pm »
Personally, I'm not a red-liner and prefer the low end grunt (which the Connies are not supposed to have) according to most of the rag reviewers. I think my '86 only saw red line once right after I first got it just to see what it felt like. Admittedly nice. That bike went to 71K miles before any evidence of intake valves tuliping came to light. Unfortunately, it (and I) got run over when I was stopped for a red light coming home from work one night with a little over 72K on the clock.

My '95 has never been much past 6K, if even that high; saw no need. The Delkevics didn't seem to hurt the bottom end either, and once I re-jetted it and tweaked the needle height to take care of an ever-so-slight murmur just off idle, it still does. It pulls good from the bottom end, and always has. The valves clearances have basically stayed the same since around 15-20K.

Nope, don't need any cams or sprockets. If I do anything to the internals, it'll be to replace the cam chain. I haven't checked it lately, but it was still well within the Manual's service limits when I did awhile back (~80K ??). With 197K now on the bike, might be time.
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2018, 12:21:31 am »
Working on my Crysis, I got lazy, decided to use science logic. Plastic, a petroleum product, can't be too hard to resurface.  So I doused a rag with gas, soaked the faded areas, wiped it off and then used an oil soaked rag to apply motor oil, 10/40 LOL, left it on all night, wiped it off the next day and now its shiny again, couldn't believe it worked so well.  Now just to seal it with uv block.
   The local owner of a Harley Davidson shop let me borrow a 4 line vacuum carb sync.  Crysis seems to have a better low end now,, but not as good a high end, but that's another thread.
So this is a life?  Lets have some fun!
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2018, 12:23:50 am »
Now the previous owner keeps saying the owner before him (the origional owner from new) put "over sized" zx  camms on Crysis.   First off,, why do that? Second whats the benefits, and how to confirm such a thing?.

wh did you buy it from? :??: :41: :85: :85: :confuse: :confuse:

the plot continues to thicken...

 :TPIWWP: :TPIWWP:

I don't mean to sound paranoid, but I would not say a name on forums unless he's a registered user.  Turns out though, the bike has changed many hands.  I am the fourth owner in this neck of the woods, but no one knows the original owner.
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2018, 10:07:05 pm »

Nope, don't need any cams or sprockets. If I do anything to the internals, it'll be to replace the cam chain. I haven't checked it lately, but it was still well within the Manual's service limits when I did awhile back (~80K ??). With 197K now on the bike, might be time.
 

  Damn,, I hope Crysis lives that long.  Amazing really, I actually didn't know bikes could live as long as cars.  I usually blow them up pretty quickly.
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2018, 10:12:38 pm »
Now the previous owner keeps saying the owner before him (the origional owner from new) put "over sized" zx  camms on Crysis.   First off,, why do that? Second whats the benefits, and how to confirm such a thing?.

wh did you buy it from? :??: :41: :85: :85: :confuse: :confuse:

the plot continues to thicken...

 :TPIWWP: :TPIWWP:

I don't mean to sound paranoid, but I would not say a name on forums unless he's a registered user.  Turns out though, the bike has changed many hands.  I am the fourth owner in this neck of the woods, but no one knows the original owner.
 :popcorncouple: :popcorn: :pokestick: :campfire:

LOL,, not sure how to upload pics, but maybe my kids can help.  I haven't forumed much in my life, I'm an out doors kinda guy, never owned a smart phone, hope I never do.
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2018, 11:14:20 pm »
LOL,, first attempt to load failed,, files too large.  So I put it on my FB here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2053489701406465&set=pcb.2053489994739769&type=3&theater.  The movie is missing,, but the saddle bags were all sun bleach gray, as were the blinker stems  and inner faring  plastic.  I don't have before pics, but they were very gray with white weather bleaching.  After soaking with gas, then sitting for 24 hours with 10/40 motor oil on them, they were black again.
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2018, 11:16:28 pm »

Nope, don't need any cams or sprockets. If I do anything to the internals, it'll be to replace the cam chain. I haven't checked it lately, but it was still well within the Manual's service limits when I did awhile back (~80K ??). With 197K now on the bike, might be time.
 

  Damn,, I hope Crysis lives that long.  Amazing really, I actually didn't know bikes could live as long as cars.  I usually blow them up pretty quickly.

that fellow is one of the foremost experts on Concours, he's the fellow that chose me to replace him as tech editor,  and I think you will find it an accurate prediction of the longevity of your ride, based on your statements above, to continue to be another "blown up" and tossed away expense... many of us here, make these bikes last for decades.. evident by the database.  best of luck tho, on "Crysis"



too many video games.. :truce: :-[ :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
I think the correct name, would be for a Goddess...(princess) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysis_(priestess)

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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2018, 11:35:34 pm »
ok,, a stone cold start and quick vid of my Crysis,, thanx to my kids.

https://www.facebook.com/daniel.shinerock/videos/2053505494738219/

Crysis was all grayed on the exposed plastic, specially the inner faring and rear end plastic.  Gas and oil baths seem to have re-surfaced the plastic.
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2018, 11:51:07 pm »
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Re: wow, my Crysis just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2018, 11:59:07 pm »

Nope, don't need any cams or sprockets. If I do anything to the internals, it'll be to replace the cam chain. I haven't checked it lately, but it was still well within the Manual's service limits when I did awhile back (~80K ??). With 197K now on the bike, might be time.
 

  Damn,, I hope Crysis lives that long.  Amazing really, I actually didn't know bikes could live as long as cars.  I usually blow them up pretty quickly.

that fellow is one of the foremost experts on Concours, he's the fellow that chose me to replace him as tech editor,  and I think you will find it an accurate prediction of the longevity of your ride, based on your statements above, to continue to be another "blown up" and tossed away expense... many of us here, make these bikes last for decades.. evident by the database.  best of luck tho, on "Crysis"



too many video games.. :truce: :-[ :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
I think the correct name, would be for a Goddess...(princess) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysis_(priestess)

 ;)
 
  I'm not the sort to worship material objects.  I never was into nice cars or motorcycles. In fact, I hate new things, because of the tendency to place more value on "things" than some do for their fellow man, or animal for that matter.  Life is too short, having fun and making the most of each moment is much more important than having nice things IMO. Still, with my jack of all skills and courage to ask for advice and help with things I don't understand, I manage to bring things back form the dead and keep them running for decades .  I have never paid more than 1,200 for any rig in my life, and that is Crysis.  Prior to her, my truck, a dodge dakota was a steal at about a 1000 dollar sacrifice, but I had to put a new rear end in it, and various engine pullies and brakes.  My other running street bike is a CB 450 I picked up non op for 300 dollars with carb problems.  I still ride it in the dirt (lol) and now my daughter is learning to ride and trying to get her motorcycle license on it.  I've been "abusing " my CB for over 3 years now,, or is is 4.  I have never taken any of my rigs to a mechanic, I always fix myself, and If I can't,, I get something else that I can.  To each his own I guess.  Crysis is thus named to represent a subtle "mid life crisis"   I'm assuming there must be a game named Chrysis?  If so,, I am not familiar with it.   But know that this c19 is in much better hands than the previous owner, who , like me, ride bikes for the thrill of it until it cannot thrill any longer.  Difference is , Its not just a machine to me.  Its a way of life.  I'll make this amazingly well built machine last a very long time on its original equipment.
So this is a life?  Lets have some fun!
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carbon fiber slip ons, rifle wind screen
custom Corbin seat (flip down passenger back rest)
cruise control, maybe more, still researching