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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Yamarocket630
Proven, quantifiable benefits of a fork brace?

I know people love their fork braces. I think it's probably for the bling factor, but does anyone have any quantifiable proof i.e. lap times, suspension logger data etc that they actually provide...
Forum: The Garage Today, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,665
Posted By Yamarocket630
Update: I had an OEM blade fail catastrophically...

Update: I had an OEM blade fail catastrophically over Christmas due to ice and once again found myself stuck with whatever Wally Mart had in stock. So I bought the cheapest ones they had, the...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By Yamarocket630
+1 on the 3.4 trucks. WAY more power. I'm not...

+1 on the 3.4 trucks. WAY more power. I'm not saying the 3.4 is fast because it isn't. It's adequate for what the truck needs for normal driving and mild towing duty. The 3.0 is simply a gutless...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 845
Posted By Yamarocket630
A pressure washer would be my guess.. The water...

A pressure washer would be my guess.. The water wont harm your plants or pets but it will F*** up your asphalt shingles when it hits them at 3000psi.
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Yamarocket630
You'll be fine. You may notice a small loss of...

You'll be fine. You may notice a small loss of power on hills but that's about it. The powertrain and chassis are more than capable of dealing with that much extra weight.

Do make sure the rear...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 135,614
Posted By Yamarocket630
1st gen owners... The "Gauge of eternal coolness" is back!

In case any of you haven't heard.

What is it?

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36701

How do I get one?

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=137277
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,639
Posted By Yamarocket630
This is VERY common on rust belt cars. Where did...

This is VERY common on rust belt cars. Where did the car live before you got it? The rotors are probably beyond salvage. Replace the pads and rotors and clean / lube the caliper slides.
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By Yamarocket630
Most auto parts stores have flared line up to...

Most auto parts stores have flared line up to 3/8".
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By Yamarocket630
Make your own with galvanized line with flare...

Make your own with galvanized line with flare fittings. Never use compression fittings on high pressure.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By Yamarocket630
If it's below the level of the jet so that no...

If it's below the level of the jet so that no fuel can leak past it leave it. Take a few pictures to use when disclosing to any potential buyer.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Yamarocket630
So you get a new bike twice a year and Mrs....

So you get a new bike twice a year and Mrs. Breeze has to ride a 1987 clunker?? :roflMe thinks they did not clean the carb good enough / at all.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-10-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 25,062
Posted By Yamarocket630
I'm pretty sure that's even less of a public road...

I'm pretty sure that's even less of a public road than my fire tower.
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,374
Posted By Yamarocket630
The same can be said of most modern motorcycle or...

The same can be said of most modern motorcycle or car engines. At 58k miles my FZ1 still has all 20 valves in spec. Maybe at 70k it might need 2-3 of them adjusted.
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,374
Posted By Yamarocket630
Front spring preload and rear rebound / preload...

Front spring preload and rear rebound / preload is an improvement? My 1994 VFR had the same adjustments
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,495
Posted By Yamarocket630
It works. ...

It works.

http://www.amazon.com/WINDJAMMER-REDUCES-Helmets-original-copied/dp/B003FHLNVK
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 25,062
Posted By Yamarocket630
Ha!.. The first time I ever played the (old) tag...

Ha!.. The first time I ever played the (old) tag game I got bruced twice on the same day... within about 20 minutes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 43,490
Posted By Yamarocket630
That's sig line material right there.

That's sig line material right there.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Yamarocket630
What Michelins? I have never had anything but...

What Michelins? I have never had anything but good to say about the pilot road series. They stick great for an ST tire and last forever. They aren't the cheapest, but they make up for it by...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 28,528
Posted By Yamarocket630
I think we have narrowed it down to either...

I think we have narrowed it down to either Chattanooga or Barber motorsports museum. (Yes, Yama_wife likes that kinda thing too :clap) Not sure if we will have enough time for Barber though. How...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 28,528
Posted By Yamarocket630
Need route / destination advice from the collective

So I have talked Yama_wife into overnight bike trip #1. Looking for ideas on a destination within an easy day's ride of M-boro. Plan would be to leave on a Sat (probably mid morning) and ride to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 28,528
Posted By Yamarocket630
Didn't stop for any pictures but I did a "short"...

Didn't stop for any pictures but I did a "short" ride today.

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss45/yamarocket630/route_zpsq4aka6jo.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 90,453
Posted By Yamarocket630
Awesome work. Your thread sucked me in and i...

Awesome work. Your thread sucked me in and i read the whole thing yesterday (mostly at work :clap) . I want to tour your house too!
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 135,614
Posted By Yamarocket630
Breeze, Did you get ANOTHER bike?

Breeze, Did you get ANOTHER bike?
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 135,614
Posted By Yamarocket630
FZ1OA.com and 998cc.com are both good resources.

FZ1OA.com and 998cc.com are both good resources.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By Yamarocket630
Another vote for the yzf600r, but I might be...

Another vote for the yzf600r, but I might be biased. It's a great bike. Reliable, comfortable, fast enough, handles good. Unless they one you are looking at is pristine and low miles they can be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,575
Posted By Yamarocket630
No I haven't actually. Thanks for pointing that...

No I haven't actually. Thanks for pointing that out to me. I learned something new today.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,575
Posted By Yamarocket630
Not trying to start a fight because I know you...

Not trying to start a fight because I know you know your shit, but what kind of exotic / oddball 4 stroke engines do you work on that are all roller/ball bearings? I have also been working on cars...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By Yamarocket630
The OEM made it from steel for a reason. That...

The OEM made it from steel for a reason. That reason was probably cost, but why risk it? Unless you are fanatical about weight just save the few ounces somewhere else. If cost is not a factor and...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,906
Posted By Yamarocket630
I just installed the small JC Whitney case on my...

I just installed the small JC Whitney case on my son's Spree this weekend.. I think it looks good on there and the build quality of the case isn't bad at all for the $32 price I paid. The case also...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 25,062
Posted By Yamarocket630
And QUIET. Guess I wont be saving any lives...

And QUIET. Guess I wont be saving any lives...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 25,062
Posted By Yamarocket630
It Bear Creek Trail in Centerville. Not very...

It Bear Creek Trail in Centerville. Not very long and actually pretty smooth hard pack on the level areas but there are some steep and fairly long hills that are rough on a bike street bike.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 25,062
Posted By Yamarocket630
Just re-reading this thread.... this made me LOL....

Just re-reading this thread.... this made me LOL. I damn near spit rum all over the laptop....:puke2:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 25,062
Posted By Yamarocket630
It's POSSIBLE that I posted it's location in a...

It's POSSIBLE that I posted it's location in a different thread.
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 99,901
Posted By Yamarocket630
Resurrecting an old thread to belatedly introduce...

Resurrecting an old thread to belatedly introduce my "new" FZ1. I got her in an even trade for this last fall from an inmate in NY.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-11-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 144,890
Posted By Yamarocket630
Taken during a photo tag game ride today: ...

Taken during a photo tag game ride today:

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss45/yamarocket630/20150411_132646_zpsdd52fzol.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-11-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,479
Views: 664,071
Posted By Yamarocket630
Abandoned / decommissioned bridge on Windrow Rd....

Abandoned / decommissioned bridge on Windrow Rd. in Murfreesboro, TN

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss45/yamarocket630/20150411_152451_zpsp8ymsrbg.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 25,062
Posted By Yamarocket630
Picked up a new tag on the way home. I don't...

Picked up a new tag on the way home. I don't think it has been tagged yet.

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss45/yamarocket630/20150411_152451_zpsp8ymsrbg.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 25,062
Posted By Yamarocket630
Just in case anyone was wondering.... An FZ1 IS...

Just in case anyone was wondering.... An FZ1 IS NOT a dirt bike. She didn't take any naps on me, but she got mighty sleepy a few times. I ended up coming in from the opposite end of Bear Creek...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,401
Posted By Yamarocket630
Personally I will vote against the Ninja 250. ...

Personally I will vote against the Ninja 250. Lots of people love them, but I've had experience with them and think they have about the worst build quality of any bike I've ever seen. I also think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 575,309
Posted By Yamarocket630
Possibly saved a squid's life today...

This afternoon I was heading west on I24 south of Nashville in lane #2 of 4 in the cage at or near the speed limit. I'm closing quickly on a moving truck in my lane and other slower traffic in lane...
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