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Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
It does make a big difference, most noticeable...

It does make a big difference, most noticeable above 55~60 mph. The dart for the Bonnie is an easy fit, just mount it between the rubber grommets just to inside on the headlight ears. I love mine,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
They don't make that one anymore, its just a...

They don't make that one anymore, its just a bicycle handlebar bag that I had lying around. Just search for bicycle handlebar bags, there are plenty out there that attach with two loops like the one...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 376,175
Posted By RocketMan
Actually he has done some simple arc welding for...

Actually he has done some simple arc welding for me but not sure if he'd want to try something as complex as a full exhaust with all the needed bends.
RM
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
The 89 indicated I got was with the 1 tooth...

The 89 indicated I got was with the 1 tooth larger front sprocket and my Speedo is 4~6 over (error increases with speed) high as measured with a gps. 75 indicated is about as fast as I would want to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah it's the "not so much at idle" that concerns...

Yeah it's the "not so much at idle" that concerns me, my old airhead put out 280 watts at speed but only 150 or so at idle and the battery (new and well maintained) ran low in traffic once with just...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
While it may be true most modern bikes have...

While it may be true most modern bikes have considerably more output from the alternator, I'm not sure that it necessary follows that the SR does as well. Given that most modern bikes rely totally on...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
Got in a nice ride the other day, temps hit the...

Got in a nice ride the other day, temps hit the low 70's, sure was nice to ride "unencumbered", i.e. no need for the heavy riding gear, just jeans, my riding sneakers, leather jacket and open face...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By RocketMan
Sweet, hope to see it in June if you still have...

Sweet, hope to see it in June if you still have it.

RM
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
Got my new front fender from Yamaha late last...

Got my new front fender from Yamaha late last week and as the tech was putting in on he noticed it had a big dent right on the top between the fork legs! Damn. So they ordered another one and the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
My reserve light starts to flicker around 115-125...

My reserve light starts to flicker around 115-125 miles comes on steady at around 130-135 and it takes 2.1 to 2.4 to fill it, that's with mostly hard riding staying in the 5000 plus rpm range.

RM
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
In the DC area, right at 6 grand. RM

In the DC area, right at 6 grand.

RM
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
HA! I see you're familiar with Yucoms, yes the...

HA! I see you're familiar with Yucoms, yes the teepee's are still there, don't know if they still have screen doors or not.
Hope to see you there.

RM
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
FYI SR and air cooled singles gathering this June

See this thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1052594
I have been hosting a small gathering of of bikes on Fathers Day each year and would love to see some SR's or other air cooled...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, that's the one I wanted cause you could...

Yeah, that's the one I wanted cause you could keep the stock grab rail.
Now if I only had the SR then I would probably have gotten the Hepco, nice to have a set of removable hard bags and the rack...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By RocketMan
Mid-atlantic air cooled thumper riders gathering/rally

Having rediscovered the joys of riding single cylinder air cooled machines in recent years I would love to get together with others on the east coast /mid-Atlantic region for rides and or weekend...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 376,175
Posted By RocketMan
For what its worth, I picked up a Tourmaster all...

For what its worth, I picked up a Tourmaster all season Jacket and all season pants, both with removable linings that I am pretty happy with so far. Haven't tested them out in heavy rain but both...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 376,175
Posted By RocketMan
Happened by the Brentsville Shopette yesterday on...

Happened by the Brentsville Shopette yesterday on a short ride and noticed its closed and has a For Sale sign out front. I imagine that thing was something of an institution but I guess the owner...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, that's pretty much the attraction for many...

Yeah, that's pretty much the attraction for many of us I would imagine. Sorta reviving our Yut, as it were, from back in the day when motorcycles were still pretty basic.

I remember when I got it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13,913
Views: 704,850
Posted By RocketMan
Man, bet that ain't nothing compared to the mid...

Man, bet that ain't nothing compared to the mid 60's Chang Jiang
sidecar rig I drove a while back, for all of a 10th of a mile.
Now That was scary! Wobbled at all speeds (not that I went that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
Well, I'm impressed

Went by the dealer today to check on whether yammer-hammer would replace my front fender that started to crack since the bike is only 8 months old and not only are they replacing it under warranty...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
I got mine in July 2014, also on the east coast,...

I got mine in July 2014, also on the east coast, number 214. I heard somewhere shipment was 400 for the first year and that they sold well. Also that they were increasing the 2016 shipment by 50...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 376,175
Posted By RocketMan
Ha! got you beat, under 10 seconds for me, just...

Ha! got you beat, under 10 seconds for me, just down the hall from bedroom to den, and I have my laptop in a dock with dual monitors just waiting for the fun to start. I do have to go into the office...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
I haven't had to kick mine more than once either...

I haven't had to kick mine more than once either since late last year. Even after sitting for a month during all the cold in Jan-feb. Must be the new tire :lol3
RM
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
Sweet,:clap nice country out that way. hope to...

Sweet,:clap nice country out that way. hope to get back there yet again.

RM
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
Got in two nice rides the past two days. Sunday...

Got in two nice rides the past two days. Sunday started out overcast and in the mid-high 40's sun came out around 11 and temps hit mid 50's but the wind really started blowing with 20 steady and 30...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13,913
Views: 704,850
Posted By RocketMan
Twernt me, I was wearing Black and grey, but...

Twernt me, I was wearing Black and grey, but don't got no Bonnie, I was on my SR400, the chrome probably blinded ya.:rofl

I too got bruced, but also got Porked, Slawed, O-Ringed and Coked up and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13,913
Views: 704,850
Posted By RocketMan
Hardy the first time nor will it be the last, its...

Hardy the first time nor will it be the last, its about The Ride, remember?:evil

Having said that, I think I'll go get some BBQ. Too nice outside to sit in front of a computer all day.:D

RM...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
ok, I figured the cat was the chamber off to the...

ok, I figured the cat was the chamber off to the side of the pipe under the frame. I suppose you could have a cat off to the side if the exhaust gases were directed properly and forced thru it and I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
You mention the cat inside the muffler but I...

You mention the cat inside the muffler but I thought the cat was that nasty lump under the downtube just in front of the swingarm so I'm just wondering what it is that you drilled/banged out of the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
Got in another nice ride today for few hours and...

Got in another nice ride today for few hours and 70+ miles. Damn this thing is FUN!

Bright blue skies, high 50's and little traffic, what could be better...

When I got home I decided to wash...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 320,261
Posted By RocketMan
A few 12 Angry Beavers Studio Films

Finally got out on mine the other day, 70 miles of local roads, mid - high 40's to low 50's.

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 376,175
Posted By RocketMan
There is a tech day at Morton's this Sunday 8 to...

There is a tech day at Morton's this Sunday 8 to 1 I believe, get there early & you could do the valves there.

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-26-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 376,175
Posted By RocketMan
Lapse It Pro ($2.00) for the pro version with...

Lapse It Pro ($2.00) for the pro version with unlimited time (depending on battery and memory). Pretty fun little app, does it all in one package from image capture to creating the video.

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 376,175
Posted By RocketMan
I just posted to the video thread two short MC...

I just posted to the video thread two short MC ride videos taken while out on the CB125 this past Sunday, linky here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26237250#post26237250

I have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-25-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 825,314
Posted By RocketMan
12 Angry Beavers Studio Proudly pressent two new MC short films

Having a break in the weather I attached my Olympus TG-1 to my 1975 CB 125 and went for a few quick rides around the hood and down to the river to view the snow and ice that had formed, its pretty...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13,913
Views: 704,850
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, I had actually gone out Sat. around 1 or so...

Yeah, I had actually gone out Sat. around 1 or so to find her, got the location right but couldn't find Ali so thought maybe someone had gotten her, meant to post a Bruce shot but didn't get around...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 145,875
Posted By RocketMan
Nice day for a ride for sure. Started out a bit...

Nice day for a ride for sure. Started out a bit chilly but quickly warmed up and by 11 I had turned off the heated gear and shed a layer.
some pics, the first four taken in Sperryville on 211 the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13,913
Views: 704,850
Posted By RocketMan
I would have thought so, with the weather being...

I would have thought so, with the weather being what it was, but I guess not, go figure.
RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13,913
Views: 704,850
Posted By RocketMan
So no one was bruced? Interesting..... RM

So no one was bruced? Interesting.....

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 145,875
Posted By RocketMan
Well I had a nice ride, around 280 miles and 6 or...

Well I had a nice ride, around 280 miles and 6 or so hours but its probably a good thing no one here joined me because, well....
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