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Forum: Trip Planning 03-28-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 86,232
Posted By NYTrainer
I plan on doing some one-night and weekend...

I plan on doing some one-night and weekend camping on the DR this Spring /Summer. I was in Wal-Mart waiting for a prescription & looking at cheap bags/pads & think they will be fine for me. I am NOT...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
Profiles & tread patterns are similar. I am not...

Profiles & tread patterns are similar. I am not near the shop so I cannot tell you the specific Shinko that I have, but it is one of their newer dual-sport tires, deep "V" tread pattern.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
Distanzias are great, but wear quickly. I have...

Distanzias are great, but wear quickly. I have one mounted on the front.
I now have a Shinko on the rear that works just as well at a much lower price!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
I am an experienced dirt rider, but, even though...

I am an experienced dirt rider, but, even though I have aggressive dual sport tires, no way would I take my TDM into deep sand/gravel. The TDM is great on dirt roads, but not fun wrestling the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 107,608
Views: 21,467,003
Posted By NYTrainer
This is why I don't waste my time going to a...

This is why I don't waste my time going to a dealer. I would prefer to support the local guy, (If they had the item) but the web sends the parts right to my mailbox.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-30-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,493
Posted By NYTrainer
Mothballs

Mothballs in the ( Battery taken inside) battery box & under the tipped up seats has worked for me.
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,993
Posted By NYTrainer
Thanks for all of the info, I will let you know...

Thanks for all of the info, I will let you know how I make out.
If I have to pull the motor/head...Big bore kit/cam will be a part of the reassembly.
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,993
Posted By NYTrainer
Broken bolt AND extractor!

I twisted off one of the bolts that hold the exhaust into my DER 650 Suzuki cylinder head.
Tried heating the bolt, used vise grips. No go.
Welded a nut onto what was left of the the stud, still no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-13-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
Thanks for the info AdvRich!

Thanks for the info AdvRich!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-11-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
Heated gear on the TDM

Hello All:
I have installed heated grips without any apparent issues on my 1992 TDM 850 & was going to purchase a heated jacket liner, but I recently read of some horror stories about stators...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-18-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
I ordered the Cee Baily. When it arrives & I put...

I ordered the Cee Baily. When it arrives & I put it on I'll let everyone know how it works.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-17-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
Thanks Racermike!

Thanks Racermike!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-15-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
Taller windshield for '92 TDM 850?

Hello All,
Anyone know of a source for a taller windshield for my 1992 TDM?
Thanks,
Paul
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By NYTrainer
Great ride on a well-organized & very well marked...

Great ride on a well-organized & very well marked course. the Tall Pines ATV Park stop in Andover was a nice addition, though I did not take the TDM through the course!
I was disappointed that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,985
Posted By NYTrainer
Starts with an unfamiliar bike... Continues...

Starts with an unfamiliar bike...

Continues with going too fast through the intersection...after assuming the driver saw him. If he had been seen, wouldn't the driver have waited & not pulled out?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By NYTrainer
Adjust your bars so your wrists are in the...

Adjust your bars so your wrists are in the "Neutral" position, relatively straight.
If that does not work, the surgery is the answer, but don't wait too long.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
I run Distanzias front(Mounted backwards) & rear...

I run Distanzias front(Mounted backwards) & rear that work surprisingly well on the dirt roads, but I can get the front to slip if I push too hard on pavement.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 78,512
Posted By NYTrainer
I have several jackets/pants/boots combos that I...

I have several jackets/pants/boots combos that I select from, depending upon the weather or type of riding I am doing.
I also have a FOX Pressure suit that I wear during warmer weather.

Last...
Forum: Racing 02-26-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 260,784
Posted By NYTrainer
That is how Weinert won his titles. All that...

That is how Weinert won his titles. All that really matters is who has the Number 1 at the end.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
I put a set of larger diameter Pro Taper Bars,...

I put a set of larger diameter Pro Taper Bars, with adjustable risers on mine. Much better than stock bars if things get a little slippery...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 43,245
Posted By NYTrainer
...and the Yamaha XV920 Chain-drive "European"...

...and the Yamaha XV920 Chain-drive "European" Virago
How could I forget the one in my garage?
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 43,245
Posted By NYTrainer
Yamaha TDM/Tenere

Yamaha TDM/Tenere
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,616
Posted By NYTrainer
I agree with "feathered".

I agree with "feathered".
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 43,834
Posted By NYTrainer
Three of these bikes for sale in Upstate NY for...

Three of these bikes for sale in Upstate NY for $1500,
Add says enough good parts to make two good bikes.
I always wanted one, but I have no room in the garage!

Saw one, punched out to a...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 166,347
Posted By NYTrainer
Still have mine & it still fits. But...I used to...

Still have mine & it still fits. But...I used to wear shoulder pads under it!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,274
Posted By NYTrainer
There is a special place in Hell for the scumbag...

There is a special place in Hell for the scumbag that did this.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 20,544
Posted By NYTrainer
I always thought the HiViz gear looked stupid &...

I always thought the HiViz gear looked stupid & was a waste, until a riding buddy got a jacket with HiViz panels. As I rode in front of him I could not believe how he stood out in my mirrors. (His...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 260,784
Posted By NYTrainer
As far as I am concerned, Yamahas should still be...

As far as I am concerned, Yamahas should still be yellow & black!
Forum: Racing 01-11-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 260,784
Posted By NYTrainer
No start for Tomac tonight. Maybe he was actually...

No start for Tomac tonight. Maybe he was actually injured during his heat race last week & unable to ride.
Racing SX is probably a little more demanding than what mast of us, myself included, do...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,611
Views: 382,770
Posted By NYTrainer
"Streetfighter"=Crashed sportbike with all of the...

"Streetfighter"=Crashed sportbike with all of the damaged bodywork/headlight removed with torn or patched seat. inexplicably, asking more than if bike was in original condition.

Also stupid: Old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,385
Posted By NYTrainer
Around 1966,friends & I got a ride to Paradise...

Around 1966,friends & I got a ride to Paradise Speedway, near Geneva, NY to watch the flat track & TT races. I was hooked!
Ken Swanson's BSA/Triumph/BMW/Honda/Yamaha Dealer was next door.
A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 454,809
Posted By NYTrainer
Whenever I ride my road bike, I ride just like I...

Whenever I ride my road bike, I ride just like I do my motorcycle.

I avoid congested areas, stay out of everyone's way & try not to get killed.

I am aware of the fact that, except for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,226
Posted By NYTrainer
I have had nothing but great service from...

I have had nothing but great service from ProCycle & I have ordered many items & spent ALOT of cash there!
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,644
Posted By NYTrainer
I bought my GF a TW200 Yamaha. Good size, but she...

I bought my GF a TW200 Yamaha. Good size, but she still cannot shift!
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 37,520
Posted By NYTrainer
I have recently been wearing my MX boots, even...

I have recently been wearing my MX boots, even when riding the street bikes in hot weather. Cheap insurance. if I am going to stop for awhile, I take some sneakers in the tank bag. (Even though they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 1,017,147
Posted By NYTrainer
Bought a red '92 this Summer

I always was curious about this model & finally pulled the trigger on one this Summer. I was not disappointed & absolutely love the is bike! Great "All-rounder'. I can run on rough/smooth pavement...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,800
Posted By NYTrainer
Well said!

I am happy with my '04 well-appointed DR650, but I respect it's limitations (Most of the time) & don't go very far off the road. It is NOT anything like my previously-owned MX bikes!
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 107,608
Views: 21,467,003
Posted By NYTrainer
I have a 30-year-old pair (They sat in my...

I have a 30-year-old pair (They sat in my basement after I quit racing in 1986) that I use for dirt/seasonal road use, but wear a newer, stiffer boot for off-road stuff.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,519
Posted By NYTrainer
"Stupid is as stupid does". Being polite...

"Stupid is as stupid does".

Being polite AND grey hair go along way whenever I have been pulled over, but it has never been for anything like this.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,007
Posted By NYTrainer
My heavily-modified DR is a terrific...

My heavily-modified DR is a terrific dirt/seasonal road warrior, but when the single track gets tight/muddy I can feel every pound of it's weight.

I have done all the good mods (Suspension, FMF,...
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