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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-02-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
Has the dinner site for Sunday night in St...

Has the dinner site for Sunday night in St Augustine been determined? I would like to get a hotel nearby. Thanks Racer
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-01-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
Looks like TJ and I will be loading up the truck...

Looks like TJ and I will be loading up the truck and driving down. We've got fresh snow here in Indiana and Ohio, and it's only supposed to get in to the twenties on Thursday, the day we are going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,432
Posted By racer
I was on my way to work one morning and a German...

I was on my way to work one morning and a German Shepherd came running out of the yard to my left, intent on getting me. He was so focused on me that he didn't look to see the pickup truck coming...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27,142
Views: 5,298,175
Posted By racer
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned phase...

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned phase separation in gasoline that has ethanol. I can't help but think a lot of the premium gasoline sold has been sitting in the underground storage tank at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,799
Posted By racer
If you have to explain, I won't ask. :evil

If you have to explain, I won't ask. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-20-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27,142
Views: 5,298,175
Posted By racer
I HIGHLY suggest anyone doing their own valve...

I HIGHLY suggest anyone doing their own valve adjustment take a moment to mark the INSIDE of the cam sprockets so you can see the markings easily while putting it all back together. I did that this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-20-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27,142
Views: 5,298,175
Posted By racer
I've never done, but have read to tighten, then...

I've never done, but have read to tighten, then start the bike and adjust until the whine stops. Supposedly, that is the sweet spot. Good luck. Love the ECU!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18,540
Views: 1,262,914
Posted By racer
Anyone riding to Bike Week

The Super Tenere is ready to go. Heading out March 6th and will ride the Trans Florida two day dual sport rally again this year. It starts in St Augustine this year, over nights in Steinhachie on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By racer
I put an 18 on the front of my KLR and mounted a...

I put an 18 on the front of my KLR and mounted a 4.00 Dunlop 606. Didn't have to shorten the side stand. The thing rocked around town like a super motard. Rode the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-20-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
Whew! Had me worried there for a minute. :eek1

Whew! Had me worried there for a minute. :eek1
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
TJ and I will be coming through the Atlanta area...

TJ and I will be coming through the Atlanta area probably on Friday. We're heading down out of Indiana and Ohio, hopefully on our bikes. I've ridden in a lot of cold weather in the past, however,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-16-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
I won't be trailering in if we can get rid of...

I won't be trailering in if we can get rid of this snow. Been doing Bike Week for the past 28 years and only had to load my bike once.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27,142
Views: 5,298,175
Posted By racer
I took the factory tool kit out to make room for...

I took the factory tool kit out to make room for the Eastern Beaver three circuit relay and fuses. The tool kit fits nicely under the seat, not that I'll ever need it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27,142
Views: 5,298,175
Posted By racer
You won't see this much BS on a GS thread. ...

You won't see this much BS on a GS thread. There's too much talk about all the problems. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36,133
Views: 9,412,294
Posted By racer
nope, nope, nope, nope.

nope, nope, nope, nope.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-08-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
Please add one more to the list. Bringing TJ...

Please add one more to the list. Bringing TJ with me. Racer
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27,142
Views: 5,298,175
Posted By racer
Just go to Autozone or one of their competitors....

Just go to Autozone or one of their competitors. There are lots of different LED's to be had for less the 50 bucks. I got a pair 8 inch LED bars for 29 bucks! I only installed one. They look great...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,083
Posted By racer
Looks like a scaled down Super Tenere to me. I...

Looks like a scaled down Super Tenere to me. I think I'll wait for the Yamaha XT900 Tenere based on the 900 triple platform, which is surely coming in the future. :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,418
Posted By racer
I warned my friend about this when he mounted a...

I warned my friend about this when he mounted a set on his Wee, no problems. I've got them on my S10, no problems either. Best tires I've used.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-31-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
There will be also extra points for various...

There will be also extra points for various interesting shots that someone can earn along the way. As an example 5 points if you get a picture of your bike with an alligator in it. Little things like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,150,082
Posted By racer
Before I retired, I would ride to work on a daily...

Before I retired, I would ride to work on a daily basis. One winter day, I was getting off my KLR in the parking lot when a fellow worker said, Aren't you cold? She was walking into the plant with...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-26-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
Hey guys, any decisions on a meeting place in St....

Hey guys, any decisions on a meeting place in St. Augustine yet? Also, if you would, recommend some places to stay the night before that are close. Thanks
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-24-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
Not if you're riding down from Indiana. :evil

Not if you're riding down from Indiana. :evil
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-23-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 22,216
Posted By racer
After reading all this and other threads, I guess...

After reading all this and other threads, I guess I'll keep my S10. Rode both the 1190's and was impressed. This does not impress.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27,142
Views: 5,298,175
Posted By racer
I think you'll love'em, I do.

I think you'll love'em, I do.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-19-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18,540
Views: 1,262,914
Posted By racer
Hey, Flatwoods, Where dat?

Hey, Flatwoods, Where dat?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-17-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18,540
Views: 1,262,914
Posted By racer
Daytona Bike Week anyone?

I'm leaving Vincennes on March 5th on my Super Tenere and heading for Daytona. Leaving early so I can ride the Trans Florida Dual Sport rally again this year. It's a two day ride across Florida and...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-14-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
I rode my Super Tenere last year on the big bike...

I rode my Super Tenere last year on the big bike route. It wasn't too bad until we got lost in the Ocala National Forest and had to ride a lot of sugar sand. It was doable, however, I have lots of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,752
Posted By racer
Yupper, Riding down on my Super Tenere. Leaving...

Yupper, Riding down on my Super Tenere. Leaving Indiana on Thursday March 5th, to arrive in St. Augustine for the two day Trans Florida rally, across the state and back on Saturday and Sunday. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By racer
Is there a throttle position sensor on this bike?

Is there a throttle position sensor on this bike?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-06-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,933
Views: 1,831,658
Posted By racer
Nice photo, but why are you walking the bikes...

Nice photo, but why are you walking the bikes over the bridge?
Forum: EMEA 01-03-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By racer
First time leading Alps tour

I've toured the Alps several times with a popular touring group. Next summer, my wife, daughter, her husband and I are planning to fly to Munich, rent a couple Bmw's and head south to the Alps. I...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By racer
I have had luck with using a heat gun on KLR...

I have had luck with using a heat gun on KLR faded plastics. It takes a bit of a touch though, or you can over do it. Just move the gun around on the plastic until it the color start to turn. ...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
I have just reserved a room at the Pelican Pointe...

I have just reserved a room at the Pelican Pointe Inn, right next to the place we are having diner and breakfast. They only had rooms with three beds left at ninety dollars a night. If one or two...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,324
Posted By racer
Paying it forward makes it worth more to both of...

Paying it forward makes it worth more to both of you.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-21-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,576
Posted By racer
Count me in for a second year, guys. I'll again...

Count me in for a second year, guys. I'll again ride down from Indiana on the Super Ten. Had a great time last year, even though getting lost big time on the first day. Winning the $300 gift...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 65,158
Posted By racer
NO problem running regular. I filled up with...

NO problem running regular. I filled up with high test once and had a hard start the next day, the only one I've ever had. High test is harder to ignite. Enough said!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9,157
Views: 2,105,662
Posted By racer
Yup, me too. I tell them it's like a BMW without...

Yup, me too. I tell them it's like a BMW without all the expensive problems. :clap
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 430,181
Posted By racer
Haven't read the whole thread, so this maybe 205....

Haven't read the whole thread, so this maybe 205. A friend developed a small coolant leak on his Concours. We pulled the fairing and found a tiny stream coming from the radiator. I was about to go...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27,142
Views: 5,298,175
Posted By racer
I came from a 2012 Weestrom also. Great little...

I came from a 2012 Weestrom also. Great little bike that's bullet proof. It did everything I asked, but after a while I found it to be un-inspiring. Sold the Wee and bought a 2012 Super Tenere and...
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