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Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 41,434
Posted By henrymartin
Liz, how would street bike with street tires do...

Liz, how would street bike with street tires do on your ride?


If I can leave when I want to, I'll take the WRR and follow CJ and Glenn deep into the wilderness.

If I cannot leave when I...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 41,434
Posted By henrymartin
Oh, the sweet memories. At least we have...

Oh, the sweet memories.

At least we have something to look back at, as we grow 'younger'.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By henrymartin
I spent the last three years with an EXO1000, and...

I spent the last three years with an EXO1000, and just today ordered the EXO1100. The 1000 fit me really well, and the inflatable pads made it comfortable and stable in all conditions. Scorpion says...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-12-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 41,434
Posted By henrymartin
Hey Glenn, make sure CJ does NOT ride...

Hey Glenn,

make sure CJ does NOT ride behind you. Just ask Clark :lol3

I'm tempted to visit you all on a street bike, but now this talk of trails to be conquered is making me want to take the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By henrymartin
Talking of dry bags, I have a Seal Line dry bag...

Talking of dry bags, I have a Seal Line dry bag you can borrow. It's waterproof, the same idea as the one listed in the link A-Bone posted.

Just strap it onto your rack.

I'm in Troy, NH. PM...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,843
Posted By henrymartin
Over the past twenty plus years, I only owned one...

Over the past twenty plus years, I only owned one ABS bike - BMW 650GS. The ABS kicked in twice over the three years of ownership.

Over the course of time, I probably owned more than 40 bikes....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-06-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,357
Posted By henrymartin
Some used tires

Local pickup in Troy, NH 03465 (just outside of Keene)

I have a stack of tires in my garage (just in case) and some of them need to go. Decent tires, cheap.

One set of Front and Rear Kenda...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,249
Posted By henrymartin
All sorts of things the PO did not tell me about...

All sorts of things the PO did not tell me about :deal I test rode it before buying, but the issues did not show up until I took the plastics off.

Broken choke tab on carb, bent rear section of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 532,249
Posted By henrymartin
Well, after 8 years without a Bandit, I'm back on...

Well, after 8 years without a Bandit, I'm back on one. Found an 02 with 9k miles on it, so I had to snatch it up.

Actually, the idea of getting a street bike again started with a Multistrada 620...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 41,434
Posted By henrymartin
CJ is trying to get me to come and share his...

CJ is trying to get me to come and share his lean-to with him. Apparently Clark is too hairy to cuddle with in this heat:lol3

If I make it up there, can I just pay you at the gate? I'll share the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,097
Posted By henrymartin
My 02 Bandit 1200 drank a lot of oil fresh from...

My 02 Bandit 1200 drank a lot of oil fresh from the factory (before I even did the 600 mile break-in), but Suzi replaced the top end under warranty. Later there was a recall or something. I rode it...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
So, the Bandit is alive and well. Cleaned...

So, the Bandit is alive and well.

Cleaned carbs, synched them, adjusted valves, replaced some wires, fuel hose, crankcase breather hoses, rerouted a bunch of wires out of the way, and started the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,755
Posted By henrymartin
Nice! I like the motor on these things, and...

Nice!

I like the motor on these things, and yes, the comstar wheels look just fine on the bike.

I ended up doing my own seat pan so it would still work the way it was intended, that is, flip...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,755
Posted By henrymartin
Nice project, and a nice looking bike. When...

Nice project, and a nice looking bike.

When I did mine, I went different way: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18295503&postcount=111
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,317
Posted By henrymartin
+1 on Tom and his business. I got my WR250R racks...

+1 on Tom and his business. I got my WR250R racks from him and love them.

A great guy to deal with, an exceptional handmade product, and great selection of bags on top of it.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. I responded to your email. The oil lines...

Thanks. I responded to your email. The oil lines all look good (for now).
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Oh yes, this one was not regularly serviced....

Oh yes, this one was not regularly serviced. Well, rather, it was abused. It only has 9500 miles, so that's nothing. Valves were out of spec, so I adjusted them. Fixed the electrical issue.

The...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Okay, so I fired her up with new signal...

Okay, so I fired her up with new signal generator. Voltage at battery stabilizes at 14.5V, which I think is too high.

Any input from you guys would be appreciated.

Also, the ground wire at...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By henrymartin
Bandit 1200S, Torque specs forks

No longer needed - a member came through for me. Thanks:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. Enjoy the beer and the Texas weather. ...

Thanks. Enjoy the beer and the Texas weather.

I'll just wait for the part and then fire her up, checking voltage as the RPM surge. Anything odd, I'll shut her off and go from there.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Did the valves today. Now I just have to wait for...

Did the valves today. Now I just have to wait for the used signal generator I got on ebay to see if it fixes the issue.

I need it running to measure the voltage and see if the RR works.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
That's what I was thinking. Of course, the...

That's what I was thinking.

Of course, the dealer is telling me to replace both. I'd like to replace the signal generator only, if the RR is okay.

Another possible cause, and this is going...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Because I have a few gallons of Yamalube 10-40. ...

Because I have a few gallons of Yamalube 10-40.

Otherwise, Rotella is good. I used it in my G650GS without any issues. The WR250R does not like it, so I got the Yamalube.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Just removed the valve cover and cams look good....

Just removed the valve cover and cams look good. The oil left in there smells burnt and bad. I guess that's from the plastic in the oil.

I'll do valves and carbs, and when I get my new signal...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Oh no, that one was positively melted and fused...

Oh no, that one was positively melted and fused together with the clip thingy that should keep it off the valve cover. There is a shit lot of insulation on the ignition wire, so it must have been...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. Funny thing is, this is my second...

Thanks.

Funny thing is, this is my second Bandit. I had owned a 2002 brand new when it came out. Sold it in 05, bought a G650GS a few years later (09), and sold the G this spring. I still have...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
The oil was awkward brown, as in molten plastic...

The oil was awkward brown, as in molten plastic brown, with a little burnt smell. Most of the plastic (epoxy) was at the bottom of the cover, perfectly melted and smooth as glass.

The test for RR...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
There is a used on on ebay for 1/3 of new, but ....

There is a used on on ebay for 1/3 of new, but . . .

Definitely heat, not solvents. The insulation was all in one place, nicely glazed.



RR?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Funny. The oil-cooled motors run hot, but...

Funny.

The oil-cooled motors run hot, but not like that.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DbUXkx7SYPk/U_Ab7heb-oI/AAAAAAAACBc/KvmdXpJTwmE/s1600/074.JPG
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,486
Posted By henrymartin
Bandit 1200S signal generator issues

So, I bought a 2002 Bandit 1200S last night. Yeah, a CL find that was priced right and reminded me of my own 2002 Bandit I sold about 8 years ago.

It has 9k miles, and I figured I would check it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks to all for their input, their knowledge,...

Thanks to all for their input, their knowledge, and their willingness to share.

Okay, I will disappoint all of you . . .

After some test rides, much research, and soul searching, I'm getting...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By henrymartin
I'm flexible, as I do not need it. This is just...

I'm flexible, as I do not need it. This is just to satisfy a desire for more longer road trips that don't happen often.

I sold all of my bikes except a WR250R that I ride every chance I get. Now,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By henrymartin
And the plot thickens . . . slap some sense into...

And the plot thickens . . . slap some sense into me, please.

I just came across an 02 R1150GS farkled, with 35k on the clock for $4k

and, an 05 Bandit 1200S with 5k on it for $3k


I need...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,607
Posted By henrymartin
Just an FYI, since it was mentioned before: many...

Just an FYI, since it was mentioned before: many banks and credit unions will not finance salvage/rebuilt bikes because of the Lemon Law.
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By henrymartin
Torque is my favorite. I miss that from my...

Torque is my favorite.

I miss that from my Bandit 1200 days.

Rev is fine, but you can't use it all the time.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By henrymartin
The longest I kept a bike was a G650GS and a...

The longest I kept a bike was a G650GS and a Bandit 1200 , both lasted me about 3 years each.

The funny thing is, I've done longer trips on the 650 Thumper, and I'd imagine the little Duc would...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By henrymartin
Yes, chain and belts, definitely. That's cheap...

Yes, chain and belts, definitely. That's cheap insurance.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By henrymartin
Even with rebuilt title?

Even with rebuilt title?
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,607
Posted By henrymartin
Multi 1200S. There was one that was sold for...

Multi 1200S. There was one that was sold for under $3k not too long ago.


As for the K bikes, I called. The price is not much more than the 98 for $2100, but the grey one has clear title. No...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By henrymartin
I can get the 620 Black for $4379 out the door,...

I can get the 620 Black for $4379 out the door, with all fees.

No bags, but less than 4k miles.

The red one is sweet, but he will not come down on price by more than a couple hundred.

The...
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