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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents...........

You should buy it............then upgrade the brakes and suspension.
It will be as good as anything built today. also read the TA compilation...........lotsa good stuff there..........:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
I will look into adding a fan..............the...

I will look into adding a fan..............the oil cooler I was looking
into was for a power steering pump, so it is small and easy to locate.
The Engine Ice works about the same as regular...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
It heats up normally, as does yours , in the same...

It heats up normally, as does yours , in the same conditions as yours.
Its just one of those things that you watch while riding, I have several bikes and they are all different.........
I think I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
Hey Mark......You know how it is.....one little...

Hey Mark......You know how it is.....one little thing just bugs the crap out of you.:huh
The radiator is clean , proper thermostat, already using engine ice. Would you have any experience placing a...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents...........

I have been using a Scottoiler for years................

http://www.scottoiler.com/us/vsystem/vsystem.html

Best thing since sliced bread.................I use ATF from anywhere cheap, it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
Oil cooler

When riding long stretches of uphill , I am usually in 2nd or 3rd gear, the TA will heat enough to run the fan. I understand that this is a normal .
When I ride the same hill on my AT it just moves...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
Just askin........

Has anyone installed an oil cooler on your TA.......?
The Africa Twin has a factory oil cooler, and runs cooler than the TA......:ear
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.............
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents...........

Find a Delorme Atlas , look for the little red squiggly lines.........ride those.:deal
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-15-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,784
Posted By Clockwatcher
M

Good on you.............the best advice I was ever given was "Be the father you wished you had".

The real awakening was when I realized I was acting like my Dad........:eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-26-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14,904
Views: 5,579,587
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents...........

I know what you mean about original parts for a restored garage queen.................but I ride mine........and I have discovered that for my purpose the newly valved and sprung suspension rides...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,513
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents...........

If my old memory serves me right( this is where I tell "larryboy to K.M.A. I am a" seasoned" rider ) the appalachean trail is maintained and marked by hundreds of organized hiking clubs.
Trying to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,429,959
Posted By Clockwatcher
AT options............

With all the chatter about a "NEW" AT , I will believe it when I see it..........til then ..........


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=586946&page=8


I will just ride this...
Forum: Photos 10-25-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,266
Posted By Clockwatcher
You are a "downer".........

I just do not understand why people like you just have to rain on someone else's parade!
The OP was merely saying "This makes me happy". It could have been down hill skiing, you never see a set of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,035
Posted By Clockwatcher
What..........!!!!!!

Let me get this straight.............you MAILED your Mom!!!!!!!!

If you want an escort in NC , I would consider it a privilege..........

By the way......old men cant run, dont want to fight,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 20,718
Posted By Clockwatcher
What the fu.............

If my memory serves me right................this is the second rally this year that the guys has dressed up like bitches...............:huh

This is just sad..............just sad...........wonder...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-17-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
Ok............

Any year dr650 the big one...........about 10 bux for 2...........
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-17-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
As usual.................

Mark is correct..............problem was the bowl gasket...........was just puddling up and dripping at the air screw.
I replaced the bowl gasket with the Suzuki oil filter o-ring fit right in and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-15-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
I need a little info............

The air adjust screw on my TA is leaking..........does anyone know the size of the o-ring? The replacement also includes the complete air screw kit, is this the best fix , or just the o-ring?
The...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 20,718
Posted By Clockwatcher
Yeah.............

UGLY THIRD GRADERS............!!!!!!!!!:eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 209,169
Posted By Clockwatcher
Yeah , me too

I was ridin it last week too, kept seeing tracks but never could catch up.....!!
We did see 3 guys in Damascus on monday..........that you??
Russ
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-27-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,776
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents...........

I have found that trail riding a Transalp is kinda like taking the fat girl to the dance ............she will go, but with a lot of persuasion and sweat............:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
Travel................

Hey X
As I said.......I went to the extreme end of the travel thing . The travel was 11.5 in ( 290 mm ) front and 10.5 in (265mm) rear.
What I have done is to set my suspension on soft...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
M

Hey xFamous
I have the long travel on my TA......I agree with these other guys that if you arent going to be on really rough terrain you most will not like the long XR suspension. It does change...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By Clockwatcher
Count me in..........

Count me in......have ridden this several years.........always good rides , always good folks to team up with, and I have always had a good time.
Jump in .........you wont be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-15-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents............

Any rules or regulations this administration writes, seems to be interpreted differently by the bureaucrat or administrator that reads them.
The question really is........is what they have written...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-03-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,385
Views: 494,696
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents...........

Hey Kev,
If that radiator acts up again go get some of this stuff..........

http://www.harborfreight.com/8-piece-low-temperature-aluminum-welding-rods-44810.html

You can also fill, drill,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
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I have been using the MotoBatt........going on 5 yrs........a little hard to find but worth the effort.......

http://www.motobatt.com/

Like anything else some like them, others dont.......your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 430,010
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents...........

Didn't bother me when my hair turned gray..............:wink:
It bothered me when it turned loose..................:eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14,904
Views: 5,579,587
Posted By Clockwatcher
Just Curious........

I keep seeing AT's popping up in different parts of the US.......
Does anyone have any idea how many AT's are in the US or how to get a reasonable count.
I have a suspect there are more than we...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,762
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents...........

The dakar bike looks OK...............:1drink
but they sure uglyed up the rest of the lineup..........:puke1
I think I will just keep what I have............:freaky
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,002
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents............

Maybe you should just take the bus to the fashion show..............:freaky
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,255
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents...........

I think you should have some more of the feds kool-aid...........
My bikes get better mileage and has more power without ethanol...........
Just sayin.............
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-08-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,050
Posted By Clockwatcher
The Full Circle.........

I think that when you are young and unbreakable( you think..) you spend your time trying to learn how to go fast...........
Then at some point you slow down and enjoy the scenery, go down the roads...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-03-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
Yes

Just picked up a set of the larger pegs...........look for the ones that fit an xr650.....they fit and will only set you back a few bux.
Got mine on Amazon and they were delivered a few days...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 20,255
Posted By Clockwatcher
Pissed Not the only one...........

The last time I rode ( Nov 11-16 , 2013 ) the TAT we had the maps and route sheets, and also used the GPS stuff, got both from Sam......Thanks Sam....went west on the south route, and returned on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-02-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
At to ta

If I am not mistaken.........if you use an AT swingarm you must also use an AT wheel , brake, caliper.....everything............:ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-29-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,349
Views: 305,431
Posted By Clockwatcher
Maybe another route???

I just got notified that cathys cr rd is closed for repairs..............

http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/nfsnc/alerts-notices/?aid=20517


Just pick another route .....:wink:....R
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18,033
Views: 5,660,510
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents.........

Just throwing in a little history on Azure's bike .......She purchased it from my wife , the bike ran very little over the last few years. the previous owner rode it to Alaska and back.......
All...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 236,503
Posted By Clockwatcher
DONT FORGET MOOSEHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a...

DONT FORGET MOOSEHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great trip........dont miss the view from Meat Cove.......Just sayin.....:clap
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,560
Posted By Clockwatcher
My 2 cents..............

I have found that speed is relative.........45 mph on a gravel road feels faster and tests your skills more than 120 mph on the slab.
Try it you will like it.......just sayin.........:wink:
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