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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13,219
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Posted By RocketMan
Well, perhaps folks here can't count past 3 cause...

Well, perhaps folks here can't count past 3 cause I did indicate Ali was under plank no. 14, (or was it three or maybe it was plank 10 or 96 or 66 ...?? ) :rofl:rofl:rofl

guess i should take a bit...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Went out for a nice ride today, did about 82...

Went out for a nice ride today, did about 82 miles and met a Dude on a 07 Bullet 500 and chatted with him a bit. Lives near me so we'll hopefully hook up for a thumper run soon.
Great weather got...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-25-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13,219
Views: 652,714
Posted By RocketMan
Tag

As Richard Feynman (http://www.feynman.com/) so readily demonstrated during the hearings into the Shuttle disaster, the Shuttle booster O-Rings get very B______ at and below 32 Deg. F.

the money...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-25-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13,219
Views: 652,714
Posted By RocketMan
Snatch!

Grabbed Ali this AM from Mosby's Home in Warrenton, corner of Main and S. Calhoun St.

http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/brittle/PC250001.JPG


http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/brittle/PC250002.JPG

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-25-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 322,022
Posted By RocketMan
One thing I've found that helps is using a beaded...

One thing I've found that helps is using a beaded seat cover, with a good pair of riding pants they are pretty comfortable and help keep water from building up right at the crotch. Plus in summer...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
I got in a nice ride last week, a bit chilly at...

I got in a nice ride last week, a bit chilly at 45 without wind protection but I did rig a split pig-tail connector from the battery so I can run my heated gloves as well as keep my battery...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 141,385
Posted By RocketMan
most likely in. RM

most likely in.
RM
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
If you mean the metal milk crates from when they...

If you mean the metal milk crates from when they delivered milk and such to your door, look on eBay there are plenty for sale. I've been planning on getting one for my CB125.
RM
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Yesterday it got up to nearly 70' and when the...

Yesterday it got up to nearly 70' and when the sun came out around noon I decided to play hooke for the afternoon and headed out for a nice 100 mile ride around some of my favourite local roads....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,303
Posted By RocketMan
It actually turned into a beautiful day for a...

It actually turned into a beautiful day for a ride, got in a short one between errands and getting new tires on the NT700. Hope you got out as well.

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 137,303
Posted By RocketMan
I got along there Tues, since I had the day off....

I got along there Tues, since I had the day off. always a pleasent ride.
here's my report, took the SR400 for a nice 200 mile jaunt.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, I have checked it out and it seems they do....

Yeah, I have checked it out and it seems they do. Probably won't pull the trigger in this as yet as I'm working on some projects for the CB125 over the winter.

RM
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
That video is also useful in seeing how the gas...

That video is also useful in seeing how the gas lines are connected under the tank and how best to disconnect them and the wire for the fuel level.

So everything I've read here suggests that its...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Having the day off and with the weather promising...

Having the day off and with the weather promising to be perfect for riding I headed out on the SR for a nice long ride along some of my favourite roads including one that runs down a little valley...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
yeah, right here, from my camping trip ...

yeah, right here, from my camping trip

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25072365&postcount=1893

RM
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
this is kinda kool, a whole gaggle of SR400's in...

this is kinda kool, a whole gaggle of SR400's in Thailand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51WbbKFlZj8#t=218

what's interesting too, is that even the ones with short or open exhausts just don't...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
While I am no expert of FI systems but when I...

While I am no expert of FI systems but when I asked a good friend who is very knowledgeable on these systems about the poser commander and noted it does not have a hook up to the O2 sensor on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
For those of you considering some sort of saddle...

For those of you considering some sort of saddle bags, I got a set of the small tourmaster bags as seen here Here (http://www.compacc.com/p/tourmaster-select-luggage-saddle-bags).

They go on in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Had to laugh when I read this, if anything, for...

Had to laugh when I read this, if anything, for me, riding a small bike, esp something unique like my 1975 CB125 is an ego booster simply because it attracts so much attention. Its rare that I ride...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 322,022
Posted By RocketMan
I ride many of those roads on an almost weekly or...

I ride many of those roads on an almost weekly or sometimes, daily basis if I take a break from work to go for a nice ride, only coming from the east and north (woodbridge) down to Warrenton for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
that's what I have on mine and having it fit...

that's what I have on mine and having it fit inside the ears doesn't seem to be an issue. Really helps at 60+.

I'll be interested in your comments once you get new tires on yours, what you get and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
I don't bother with the indicator any more, just...

I don't bother with the indicator any more, just kick it thru til it hits the compression stroke, pull in the compression release swing it thru another 1/4 stroke of the kicker, release the release...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Wow, you store the bike hanging from the ceiling?...

Wow, you store the bike hanging from the ceiling? must a bitch starting it like that! :D

RM
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
I'm catching up on ya, just hit 5000.4 today on...

I'm catching up on ya, just hit 5000.4 today on my coffee run down to a local river side park. I don't think I've had so much fun on any bike that I have owned in the 45 years of owning one bike or...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
One of the joys of having a simple machine, when...

One of the joys of having a simple machine, when something does go amiss, its often road-side fixable. That was one of the reason's I loved my old airheads, there is a saying among the /5 riders,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
I would think an air cooled 700 thumper could get...

I would think an air cooled 700 thumper could get a bit rough at speed. The mid 70's 500 single dual-sport I rode a few times for any distance really got the buzz on at highway speeds so I'd have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
For me maintaining 70 on the slab for any length...

For me maintaining 70 on the slab for any length of time is about as fast as I like to ride any bike, 75 for periods as needed. Even on my bigger machines like my old 900~1000cc Airheads or my NT...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
That's what I thought as well, although they do...

That's what I thought as well, although they do kinda push that idea on the ads for it, along with showing women riders. I have recently met two riders, both young, 20~30 something who bought the SR...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
I was looking at the horn placement and wiring...

I was looking at the horn placement and wiring yesterday as I am planning on replacing it, given that most MC horns are pretty useless; "Ahem, excuse me, Mam, but I'm kinda in this lane already" and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, that would be very tempting, I could almost...

Yeah, that would be very tempting, I could almost see replacing my NT700V with that! Back in '74 when I was looking to upgrade from my then current Titian 500 buzz box the two machines tugging at me...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
What dish? :D http://roadrunes.com/one.jpg ...

What dish? :D

http://roadrunes.com/one.jpg

RM
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, it funny how the NT700 is (relatively)...

Yeah, it funny how the NT700 is (relatively) fast, but feels slow, whereas the SR400 feels fast but is (relatively) slow. My old airheads all felt about as fast or slow as they were actually...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Just turned 4000 on my SR, 400 miles since the...

Just turned 4000 on my SR, 400 miles since the dealer checked it out and not lick of oil used so all is good (for now!)
Last weekend I took out the NT700 for a nice long ride, boy all that power...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
I think your numbers are off, but I haven't done...

I think your numbers are off, but I haven't done much more than a cursory look; still I only found a half dozen or so used and about the same new on various lists. Not sure where you got your numbers...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
A few ideas with links This is a very small...

A few ideas with links
This is a very small compact USB power outlet that plugs right into a Battery Tender pigtail. If all you needed was a USB port this might work and could possibly be placed...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Actually if all you want is to power a GPS they...

Actually if all you want is to power a GPS they make units that have USB plugs in different sizes to fit various GPS units and a built-in voltage reduction unit that has an in-line fuse that you can...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
So I saw my first SR400 today when I went in to...

So I saw my first SR400 today when I went in to my office for the weekly team meeting. Left a message on the bike telling them I had one to and to contact me if they care to get together for a ride....
Forum: Alaska 09-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,531
Posted By RocketMan
I was just up in AK last week (on a cruise) and...

I was just up in AK last week (on a cruise) and stopped at Ketchikan and visited a local store that sold the rukus where Jeanne had rented a HD last time we were there. Mentioned your ride and they...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
Seems my License plate has fractures due to...

Seems my License plate has fractures due to vibration. I've never had this happen before (and I've owned a few Brit singles before) but it seems that by just attaching the upper two license plate...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 263,845
Posted By RocketMan
You aren't the only one with issues regarding...

You aren't the only one with issues regarding longer rides, i've been having to use a cane most days if I have to walk long(er) distances due to rheumatoid arthritis in my right knee and lower spin...
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