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Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,626
Posted By hefy_jefy
Topbox color

Love the bike, but it would have been nice if the topbox color matched the rest, anybody any thoughts/experience on getting it painted?
Geoff
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,626
Posted By hefy_jefy
Bmw r1200rtw

What with broken legs and broken suspension units it's taken about a year to get around this, but I have now covered about 500 miles on the R1200RTW. Awesome is an over used word especially in the US...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8,249
Views: 3,279,202
Posted By hefy_jefy
1964 - 2014 50 years apart

I got my license the year the Honda was built, just got the R1200RT. I would submit that both are remarkable examples of motorcycle engineering
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 68,007
Posted By hefy_jefy
OK so tweaking the mode from Road/Rain/Dyno a few...

OK so tweaking the mode from Road/Rain/Dyno a few times seems to have fixed the problem. I must admit this works rather better than I thought, really only smooth 3,4,5,6 and back down, throttle...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By hefy_jefy
2014 R1200RTW Engine/Fairing prot bars

There are several of these around, anyone had experience of some that actually work as opposed to just looking cool? I don't mean in a major incident, just toppling off in the car park. I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 68,007
Posted By hefy_jefy
Aha! - thanks, I definitely have one of those on...

Aha! - thanks, I definitely have one of those on the bike... :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 68,007
Posted By hefy_jefy
Just read elsewhere that other folk have seen...

Just read elsewhere that other folk have seen problems with the GSAP after the shock exchange (it worked before) - also that fiddling with the mode Rain/Road/Rain setting seems to clear the problem. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 68,007
Posted By hefy_jefy
OK - silly question time... I just(!) got my...

OK - silly question time...
I just(!) got my R1200RT. I have simply never in 50 years ridden anything like it - amazing. However, when I ordered it (seems like years ago) I originally requested...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,198
Posted By hefy_jefy
The "lame title" was deliberate, I wanted to get...

The "lame title" was deliberate, I wanted to get some attention. I drive every day down Hwy 1 and I honestly believe that most drivers are aware of the situation, in my experience if they are awake...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,198
Posted By hefy_jefy
Beginning of the end for CA bikers?

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_26215243/lane-splitting-guidelines-removed-from-chp-website
I did not know about these guidelines until now, they seem very sensible, with the exception that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,691
Posted By hefy_jefy
Are all cruisers bad, or just HDs? I have a...

Are all cruisers bad, or just HDs? I have a cruiser (non HD) and a vintage bike, haven't noticed much difference in wave activity, I usually wave unless I am busy. But it can get a bit tedious in...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 215,626
Posted By hefy_jefy
Mine had arrived from the Fatherland, I visited...

Mine had arrived from the Fatherland, I visited the dealer to see it in final assembly on June 4th, due to pickup Sat 7th. The dealer called Friday 6th with the news. I have not paid (apart from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,130
Posted By hefy_jefy
It's illegal to obstruct a motorcycle...

It's illegal to obstruct a motorcycle lane-splitting in California, and as stated earlier folks in this neck of the woods do move over if they see you. You need to be careful during the holidays...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By hefy_jefy
Just thought I would pass this on for others who...

Just thought I would pass this on for others who find themselves in the same predicament:

Six months on and I am just about back to normal, surgery was not necessary, but at my advanced...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By hefy_jefy
Thanks everyone, sounds like good advice. The OS...

Thanks everyone, sounds like good advice. The OS already suggested some light exercise on a bike machine at the gym, going to give that a try this weekend.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By hefy_jefy
Advice on getting back after accident

I managed to break my left leg at Thanksgiving riding a dirt bike in the desert, first accident in nearly 50 years. fortunately a clean break with no complications and I could be back on two feet in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,686
Posted By hefy_jefy
Just bought a 1964 CB77 in almost perfect...

Just bought a 1964 CB77 in almost perfect condition, exactly like Persig's - I am not about to ride it across the US though...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,130
Posted By hefy_jefy
If I didn't lane-split I would have to sell the...

If I didn't lane-split I would have to sell the bike, dunnit everyday for 5 years getting to work. Highway 1 in California is just a parking-lot every morning. In general folk move over - the white...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By hefy_jefy
OK - yes hopefully the new unit will be an...

OK - yes hopefully the new unit will be an improvement, although looking at the part numbers for the 2013 Vstar they appear to be the same. I might resort to a spot of preventive reinforcement. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By hefy_jefy
Yamaha Starter Motor failed - again

I run a 2009 Yamaha Vstar950 - its my prime form of transport and has now done 45,000miles. At around 12,000miles the starter motor failed. The symptoms were that it had trouble turning the engine...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By hefy_jefy
Thanks - I was wondering if anyone would...

Thanks - I was wondering if anyone would recommend one of these - seems like a simple solution, I will give it a try...

Geoff
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By hefy_jefy
Cruiser helmet for cold weather?

Pretty happy with what I have. Scorpion EXO-900 - it works for most average days on the California Central Coast. But when it gets a little colder say 32F it still fogs up (and its bloody cold with...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,686,635
Posted By hefy_jefy
Somewhere in Nevada

Here you go - me and the wife for two weeks.

https://picasaweb.google.com/hefyjefy/BikeTripMay2011#5684649669666165922

We didn't camp EVERY night though.

Vstar950 Tourer, Kuyrakin Full...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 365,736
Posted By hefy_jefy
1996 > 2011

Here they are:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cYwFSWJsIqs/TtvOkTDkl0I/AAAAAAAAIaQ/UdSbeyZ8e0c/s640/bike1.jpg

1965 - At a time when British bikes had a bad reputation this was the worst -...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By hefy_jefy
Crazy Horse 2011

I was going to write a whole load of stuff but ran out of enthusiasm here are the salient details:

Total distance: 3,800miles (12 days)
Self and wife.
Bike: 2009 Yamaha 950 Vstar Tourer
Highest...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By hefy_jefy
San Francisco to Crazy Horse

Planning a ride with my wife from SFO to Crazy Horse May/June 2 weeks. Any advice? pretty much going to stick to the freeways was wondering about the weather in Utah, Wyoming and South Dakota. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By hefy_jefy
Yes I think heat next - no locknuts they just...

Yes I think heat next - no locknuts they just screw into some threaded bosses on the mounting plate..

Geoff
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By hefy_jefy
Yamaha peg bolts

This is a long story I am hoping someone is familiar with VStars...

I have a Yamaha Vstar950 (2009) my wife and do longish trips and I thought it would be cool to have some nice chrome footboards...
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