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Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,722
Posted By ysrebob
DCrider, I'm fresh out of the military - we were...

DCrider, I'm fresh out of the military - we were stationed out in New Mexico until just a few weeks ago; moved to Virginia to be closer to my wife's family since my career had dragged her all over...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,180,583
Posted By ysrebob
Not often you get to answer your own question...

Not often you get to answer your own question (below, a year or two ago). It turns out elevation makes a huge difference for for the WRR's ability to pull highway speeds. We just moved from New...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,722
Posted By ysrebob
the last straw

the last straw:

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv86/ysrebob/eboards/0132.jpg (http://s672.photobucket.com/user/ysrebob/media/eboards/0132.jpg.html)

9AM Saturday mornin -- broken down by the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By ysrebob
If you do get the VFR, start watching eBay or...

If you do get the VFR, start watching eBay or forum classifieds and grab a Staintune slip-on pipe for it. Makes for one of the best riding soundtracks of all time IMO.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By ysrebob
You,re really going to have to get out of town an...

You,re really going to have to get out of town an hour or so to find much dirt of any sort. There are some very small patches of fire road and single track right in the city if you look hard enough....
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,521
Posted By ysrebob
Seems like you reaped some scorn here, but the...

Seems like you reaped some scorn here, but the fact is many of us began long careers as motorcyclists by promptly dropping one. I certainly did (in similarly humiliating circumstances to yours). ...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,952
Posted By ysrebob
Back to the rubber cows. My R80RT mono is very...

Back to the rubber cows. My R80RT mono is very happy at 55-75mph. Slower, the bike feels clunky and tractorish. Faster, the motor is strained and the brakes/suspenders overtaxed. But within its...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-29-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 89,741
Posted By ysrebob
Related question, anyone know of a source for the...

Related question, anyone know of a source for the 90 degree power connectors as shown below? Every time Ive tried to buy one in the last few years I've gotten the straight version instead (which...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 100,705
Posted By ysrebob
COBDR - much tougher than CDR

Just rode sections 1-3 of the COBDR over the last few days and was quite surprised at the difficulty in some areas, though part of this was due to very muddy trail conditions after heavy rains. ...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,243
Posted By ysrebob
Who knows. Have you seen prices for old...

Who knows. Have you seen prices for old air-cooled Porsche 911s lately? Way way up this year... always wanted to own one as they are good honest machines but not at the prices they're pulling now....
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,787
Posted By ysrebob
I cannot wait for this stupid cafe fad to end.

I cannot wait for this stupid cafe fad to end.
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,458
Posted By ysrebob
:rofl You are a true craftsman. Seriously...

:rofl You are a true craftsman.

Seriously though, here's what I have never understood about the cafe thing. Why the hell are people cutting up old airheads for this (instead of bikes that were...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,992
Posted By ysrebob
Another instance of the same apparently common...

Another instance of the same apparently common issue: EME ignition with intermittent split-second cutouts once or twice an hour. No outright failures. I didn't install the system and don't have...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By ysrebob
1985 R80RT: finally, the shakedown ride!

Six months ago I bought a neglected 1985 R80RT as a winter project.

Clearly the bike had once been valued: it had been optioned nicely with the dual front disc brakes, and somewhere along the...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,042
Posted By ysrebob
Isn't this just a function of older vs newer...

Isn't this just a function of older vs newer bikes? People who are willing to pay retail for a brand new bike from the dealer often have plenty of money but little time... so they let the dealer do...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,218
Posted By ysrebob
M16 x 1.5mm drain bolt, good auto parts store...

M16 x 1.5mm drain bolt, good auto parts store should have. Matching crush washer is 16x20mm I think.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,812
Posted By ysrebob
On a closely related note, is this kind of...

On a closely related note, is this kind of oily/sooty stain along the left cylinder base a sure sign of pulled cylinder studs?
http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv86/ysrebob/eboards/4784.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 64,207
Posted By ysrebob
Discussion has kind of lagged here. Hope this...

Discussion has kind of lagged here. Hope this isn't indicative of a cool reception for the new VFR / poor sales. I too wish they had dropped the VTEC head design for maintenance reasons, but it's...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 64,207
Posted By ysrebob
Very tempting bike! I had a '96 4th gen and an...

Very tempting bike! I had a '96 4th gen and an '00 5th gen (much regret selling), loved both. Always slower and heavier than the I4 alternatives, but with Staintune exhausts they both SOUNDED so...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-01-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,851
Posted By ysrebob
+1 on the Alamogordo/Las Cruces area. We moved...

+1 on the Alamogordo/Las Cruces area. We moved to Alamogordo a couple years ago on a military PCS, thought it would be the ends of the earth but love it here. Bought a very nice 3br ranch house in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,180,583
Posted By ysrebob
maintaining hwy speeds at elevation

After about a year with my 2012 WRR I have finally started to run out of trails in the mountains right behind our house. The WRR has been awesome for the forest service roads and rough singletrack:...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,180,583
Posted By ysrebob
Try a spritz of spray adhesive on the outside of...

Try a spritz of spray adhesive on the outside of the expanders the second before you seat them into the bar ends, then wait a minute before you try to tighten... should give you a little more...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 198,734
Posted By ysrebob
Tracks received :D, Thank You error_cooled!!!! I...

Tracks received :D, Thank You error_cooled!!!! I had stumbled across some of the roads and trails that make up this route during years of puttering around the Virginia mountains, but other parts...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,801
Posted By ysrebob
In a nutshell: ...

In a nutshell:

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv86/ysrebob/BMW%20R1100RT/8112.jpg (http://s672.photobucket.com/user/ysrebob/media/BMW%20R1100RT/8112.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 593,512
Posted By ysrebob
Possible stuck thermostat? I bought a used 2000...

Possible stuck thermostat? I bought a used 2000 VFR that had its thermostat stuck part-closed, apparently fairly common problem. It ran very hot. If truly stuck, should be obvious with the coolant...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,253
Posted By ysrebob
Have owned a '96 4th-Gen VFR750 and a '00 5th-Gen...

Have owned a '96 4th-Gen VFR750 and a '00 5th-Gen VFR800, both set up with Staintune pipes... could never decide which was best. Very similar bikes, but not identical in character.

The 5th-Gen I...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By ysrebob
I've just been cinching up the roadcrafter's...

I've just been cinching up the roadcrafter's velcro panels tight on my calves and tucking the pants legs inside my motocross boots. Works OK as long as the fold doesn't sit right over your ankle......
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48,943
Views: 10,180,583
Posted By ysrebob
noise insulation for Flatland skid plate

As others have mentioned, the Flatland skid plate gives great protection but an annoying side effect is that a LOT of harsh bottom-end engine noise gets reflects upwards to your ears by the plate......
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 593,512
Posted By ysrebob
Have owned 1996 (Gen 4) and 2000 (gen 5) and both...

Have owned 1996 (Gen 4) and 2000 (gen 5) and both were terrific in their way. The 2000 felt a little sharper/more eager, but the 1996 was if anything even better as an all-day ride. There are some...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-17-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 54,591
Posted By ysrebob
great way to travel

Great thread! I don't do stealth camping any more due to finally belatedly settling into the usual married/kid/mortgage pattern, which does have some joys of its own, but am an alum of many nights on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By ysrebob
Nice, you have some of the BEST roads in Ohio in...

Nice, you have some of the BEST roads in Ohio in your area! I was recently stationed near Dayton OH for a year with the miltary... thought it was a near-wasteland for bikes until I discovered all...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By ysrebob
Front brake master cylinder failure suggests...

Front brake master cylinder failure suggests brake fluid was not changed regularly and built up moisture, thus corrosion; as the mechanic you talked to hinted, this makes a problem with the ABS...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,937
Posted By ysrebob
ffry, I am new to this area too but have...

ffry,

I am new to this area too but have started looking around as time permits.

There is some casual dirt road/trail riding just south of Alamogordo, if that's where you are, on BLM land...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,721
Posted By ysrebob
This is so true! Ditto for iPhone contracts, huge...

This is so true! Ditto for iPhone contracts, huge houses, and alot of the other things people succumb to (which thereupon chain them and their spouses to grinding overtime work weeks year after year...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,236
Posted By ysrebob
- replace cam chain tensioner "doohickey" as OEM...

- replace cam chain tensioner "doohickey" as OEM part is supposedly weak at least on the old-style KLR. easy
- shift lever is kind of fragile in a drop, at least on the old-style KLR; can reweld...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,236
Posted By ysrebob
Crude and heavy, yes. They can be a lot of fun...

Crude and heavy, yes. They can be a lot of fun though. I had an '01 KLR for two years / 25K miles and it gave me some of the best memories of any bike... a Great Divide trip NM to Canada one summer...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 32,484
Posted By ysrebob
2001 model, well maintained but ridden hard,...

2001 model, well maintained but ridden hard, always dead reliable... the gearbox started getting crunchy on the 1-2 shift at about 30K miles and I was noticing metal flecks in the oil. Sold it at...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 315,141
Posted By ysrebob
Agreed! The 250 does just fine exploring graded...

Agreed! The 250 does just fine exploring graded Forest Service fire roads and similar... below is my old 2001 Ninja somewhere up on the VA/VW border... took it pretty much all the same places I used...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 315,141
Posted By ysrebob
Great minds think alike! On my front porch:...

Great minds think alike! On my front porch: Ninja 250 with a 15t front sprocket; 4th-gen VFR750 with a Staintune. Under car covers in the background: 1990 Miata, and a 1984 VW Westfalia camper bus...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 107,395
Posted By ysrebob
Just replaced the slipping clutch in my 1991...

Just replaced the slipping clutch in my 1991 DR350 with an EBC kit last weekend and it seems to be working fine. CANNOT use the steel clutch plates supplied in their kit, tho -- they're a little...
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