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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-06-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 74,948
Posted By Earthshake
I'll join this evening

I'll join this evening
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,097
Posted By Earthshake
In Montana?! That would seem to be the last...

In Montana?! That would seem to be the last place I would worry about that. Honestly, I have never had a problem throughout the south/southeast at 10 over. Just don't do it in a school zone.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-07-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6,196
Views: 1,290,032
Posted By Earthshake
I had the same concern on my test ride, and it...

I had the same concern on my test ride, and it nearly kept me from buying. However, after a year of ownership I can say it hasn't bothered me at all. In fact, when you grab a handful of throttle...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-14-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6,196
Views: 1,290,032
Posted By Earthshake
Same here. My 2010 MTS1200 with Foremost and...

Same here. My 2010 MTS1200 with Foremost and better coverage cost less than my previous 1998 VFR with GEICO.
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 187,167
Posted By Earthshake
CCT? Symptoms of a Failed Chain Tensioner ...

CCT?

Symptoms of a Failed Chain Tensioner

Clacking in the valves area, especially when the bike is hot. Valve clearances are okay.
With the valve cover off (and engine off!), turn the engine...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,363
Posted By Earthshake
I have only managed around 3,400 miles on my last...

I have only managed around 3,400 miles on my last two sets of PR2's on my Multi 12, and yes they suck at the end of their life. I think I have convinced myself to try plain pilot powers next. I'm...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By Earthshake
That's debatable.

That's debatable.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-14-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6,196
Views: 1,290,032
Posted By Earthshake
Try here, but be careful as I think this is a...

Try here, but be careful as I think this is a draft version and others have noticed some changes between this and the final purchased version. ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-08-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6,196
Views: 1,290,032
Posted By Earthshake
Current issue of Motorcyclist reports you need a...

Current issue of Motorcyclist reports you need a wrench to adjust fork preload on the S.
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,418
Posted By Earthshake
I agree. I just replaced the rear PR2 on my VFR...

I agree. I just replaced the rear PR2 on my VFR with another. It's a great tire but I don't see a huge mileage difference from the Pilot Power. My rear PR2 had 4,215 miles and the wear bars were...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,939
Posted By Earthshake
Great bike. I had a 1974 and put clipons on it. ...

Great bike. I had a 1974 and put clipons on it. However, I found it uncomfortable even for my, at the time, teenage body. If you really want some, measure the fork tube diameter and call around...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By Earthshake
Ask this question at vfrdiscussion.com and you...

Ask this question at vfrdiscussion.com and you will likely get a quick reply.
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Earthshake
After riding a VFR for several years, I can...

After riding a VFR for several years, I can honestly say that linked brakes do not present any problems for me in street riding. I use them the same as an unlinked system and have no trouble...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By Earthshake
The beauty of ATGATT is that it also serves as...

The beauty of ATGATT is that it also serves as effective camoflage.
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,205
Posted By Earthshake
Cycle World October 2006 - 12 bikes tested and...

Cycle World October 2006 - 12 bikes tested and they favored the Tuono out of the following:

Honda 919
Kawasaki Z1000
Suzuki SV1000S
Yamaha FZ1
BMW K1200R
Buell Ulysses
KTM 950SM
Triumph...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,817
Posted By Earthshake
Mini-bikes, trail riding and motocross all...

Mini-bikes, trail riding and motocross all preceded me getting a motorcycle license in Texas when I was 15. That was 1972 and a 15 yo could get a license for a displacment no bigger than 100 cc. We...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Earthshake
I had a torn bicep tendon repaired along with...

I had a torn bicep tendon repaired along with rotator cuff surgery the week before Thanksgiving. I followed that with three months of physical therapy and I was street riding the fourth month...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 542,920
Posted By Earthshake
Just one more to add to the collection. ...

Just one more to add to the collection.

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh360/earthshake_photos/VFRForSalePhotos032.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 542,920
Posted By Earthshake
If you choose Greenville, I'm interested.

If you choose Greenville, I'm interested.
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,251
Posted By Earthshake
http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php?showf...

http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php?showforum=61
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 542,920
Posted By Earthshake
They last forever. I know of several examples...

They last forever. I know of several examples that have 60,000 to over 100,000 miles that are daily riders. If it has been well maintained, it's a trustworthy bike.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 542,920
Posted By Earthshake
They have just become available. You can get more...

They have just become available. You can get more info on the development of the kit at vfrdiscussion. Check this thread http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=31492

No, I'm not...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,108
Views: 542,920
Posted By Earthshake
Now, if you really want that blower sound on a...

Now, if you really want that blower sound on a 5th gen VFR, check out

aaperf dot com
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,975
Posted By Earthshake
Yep, don't remember the model. But it had a 5hp...

Yep, don't remember the model. But it had a 5hp motor, a belt from the engine to swingarm pivot, and a chain from there on back. With a tight belt and light 12 year old it would wheelie...woohoo!!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By Earthshake
I know I'm showing my age, but a two-stroker 125...

I know I'm showing my age, but a two-stroker 125 was my third step on bikes mini-bikes (aka Trail 70), Kaw 100 and Suzi RM125. They are (or at least they were) very peaky and accelerated like being...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By Earthshake
Just give it a little right rudder on the takeoff...

Just give it a little right rudder on the takeoff roll, once your airborne you won't feel it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,042
Posted By Earthshake
She better be something special if you're...

She better be something special if you're seriously considering this, and if you are I suspect that you may have doubts about riding.

And.... if you succumb now, you better get used to it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,310
Posted By Earthshake
I agree with those that keep in first until...

I agree with those that keep in first until traffic behind you has stopped. Other than the ability to make a quick getaway, it doesn't matter.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,068
Posted By Earthshake
Buy a Mad Map for the Smoky Mountains area for...

Buy a Mad Map for the Smoky Mountains area for lots of good rides in the area of the gap. First weekend in May is a VFR owners group ride and a mini cooper gathering. Many Robbinsville, NC area...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By Earthshake
At intersection of US129 and NC 28 35 27'...

At intersection of US129 and NC 28

35 27' 56" N
83 55' 12" W

Proceed northwesterly on US129 and enjoy!
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,774
Posted By Earthshake
It's not a new thing

In the early 70's when I was a young man, I frequented road races in Austin, TX during summer festivals (Aquafest?). It was a very tight road course set up just for this event. Consistently, the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,818
Posted By Earthshake
First Bike

OK, so I'm one of the old farts....but I'm still riding. You wanna know why? I learned to handle a 50cc, then 100, 380 and 750 cc (back when that was the biggest commonly available) and so on. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2006, 05:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,386
Posted By Earthshake
Yes, they had visors that screwed into the holes...

Yes, they had visors that screwed into the holes behind the upper part of the face opening and snapped shut. It looks goofy now, but it was THE helmet in the early 70's.
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2006, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,100
Posted By Earthshake
VFR vs. Blackbird

The thing about power is, you only use all of it on very rare occasions.
The thing about comfort is, you enjoy it all the time.

The intoxicating gear whine of the VFR is just a bonus (yes, I own...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 263,401
Posted By Earthshake
And you can tell a good story too

Whew, all I can say is thanks guys!:clap
Forum: Latin America 06-16-2006, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By Earthshake
MarkN makes very good points, especially about...

MarkN makes very good points, especially about keep moving and not venturing out after dark. I would only add that you should make yourself as inconspicuous as possible. My wife and I routinely do...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 36,157
Posted By Earthshake
Te610

I was all excited when Upstate Cycle told me I could come by and see one on Thursday after it was assembled. When I arrived, they told me the new owner wanted to wait until Friday so he could watch...
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