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Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 05:35 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I did three hours on the interstate Saturday at...

I did three hours on the interstate Saturday at 85 mph. Not my cup of tea on any bike but I was making time to get to/from the twisty bits. The engine turns about 7,000 rpm at 70 mph and about 9,000...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 04:11 PM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Thanks, sprocket. I agree they look sharp....

Thanks, sprocket. I agree they look sharp. Somehow they blend very well with the bike. However I can't say I love them from a functional standpoint. They are "OK".

Here are some links to posts I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 06:48 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Delkevic Stainless Steel 14" Muffler / 350mm Silencer with Header & Intermediate Pipe

http://s26.postimg.org/6clqli3ux/IMG_5671.jpg
http://s26.postimg.org/7wvnxn1mx/IMG_5673.jpg
Header pipe appearance before operating the engine.
http://s26.postimg.org/z4x3iq0w9/IMG_5675.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I have the Zero Gravity Sport Touring windscreen....

I have the Zero Gravity Sport Touring windscreen. Works well but of course don't expect miracles from such a small screen. My posture is a bit more upright than standard because I also have Helibars...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 06:14 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Great story. I like your choice of accessories....

Great story. I like your choice of accessories. Is that a 14" Delkevic?

Where did you purchase the Krauser bags?
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 06:31 PM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Bar risers: Helibars...

Bar risers:
Helibars (https://www.helibars.com/product/honda-cbr250r-replacement-handlebars)

Love them but pricey. They do not get rid of all of the hand pressure but most of it and still...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 06:24 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I've got a 2012. I agree the removable gas cap...

I've got a 2012. I agree the removable gas cap is inconvenient and the pump protector is aggravating. I also agree that high-flow pumps that are basically "digital" in their flow regulation (Full...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 05:36 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I needed to replace my original IRC Road Winners...

I needed to replace my original IRC Road Winners last spring. The Michelin Pilot Street Radial wasn't yet available in the US, so I went with Bridgestone Battlax BT45 bias plies. However my next set...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 06:56 AM
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Views: 241,090
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
We're good! Sweet machine there.

We're good! Sweet machine there.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 241,090
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Somehow got a random link embedded...fixed it...

Somehow got a random link embedded...fixed it now. BTW your comment didn't indicate what the problem was, so I was scratching my head for a couple of minutes wondering what you were talking about.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 241,090
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
2015 Husqvarna FS 450

New video (http://youtu.be/Oax6wD4IJFk) from Husqvarna.

http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/typo3temp/pics/fs_01_1cf5e41620.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 06:18 PM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
@Treadless how do you like those mirrors and what...

@Treadless how do you like those mirrors and what brand/model are they?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 212,931
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Fogelsong Valley, Southwest Virginia USA

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2014, 06:06 PM
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Views: 212,931
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Burke's Garden, Virginia USA

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2014, 06:00 PM
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Views: 212,931
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Furkastrasse east of Realp, Switzerland heading toward Furka Pass

http://s26.postimg.org/u6pgobnrd/IMG_0962.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Oh well. I figured his comment "this many...

Oh well. I figured his comment "this many consecutive 15 hour days" qualified as the kind of severe butt abuse you were looking for...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 08:12 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
CBR250R in the Himalayas

5000 km ride (http://www.cbr250.net/forum/ride-reports/36946-cbr-rides-himalayas.html)

18,000 ft pass (http://www.cbr250.net/forum/ride-reports/40266-cbr-climbs-18-000-ft-himalayas.html)
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 07:52 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
This guy "NSU" did a cross-country haul...

This guy "NSU" did a cross-country haul (http://www.cbr250.net/forum/ride-reports/40033-cross-country-loaded-touring.html).
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 06:54 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Saturday Ride in N. Central Kentucky

South of KY 22, KY 227 is a fantastic thrill ride.
(3829'52.2"N 8447'26.48"W)
http://s26.postimg.org/q8iwd79jd/IMG_1959.jpg

KY 1636, Gaines Road east of KY 32, Long Lick Road.
(3820'34.53"N...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 05:18 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
First gear is so low that low-speed grunt is like...

First gear is so low that low-speed grunt is like a 230-250cc 4-stroke trail bike.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 09:14 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
CBR250R on Gravel

We ran 18 miles on gravel in coming out of Burke's Garden, Virginia on a state-maintained road. The bike handled fine on gravel.

Mine's got the Combined ABS...I used rear brake only and the ABS...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 05:12 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
I believe I got it at bikerzbits...

I believe I got it at bikerzbits (http://www.bikebandit.com/aftermarket-parts/motorcycle-body/luggage-racks/pg9?f=2) but it might be available in other places as well. It's not a thing of beauty but...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 08:27 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Thanks, that might be an option if it will clear...

Thanks, that might be an option if it will clear my saddlebags.

http://s26.postimg.org/hd7g1jeo9/10295191_1562385377321592_6376528781149755124_o.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
That's a great photo of your bike. Looks very...

That's a great photo of your bike. Looks very clean without the logos.

What exhaust are you running? I would like to replace the heavy stock exhaust to reduce weight but I don't want to go to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 03:54 AM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Looks peaceful. I really enjoy the serenity of...

Looks peaceful. I really enjoy the serenity of the back roads.
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 08:07 PM
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Views: 792,503
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Awesome bike - enjoy!

Awesome bike - enjoy!
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 06:27 PM
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Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
CBR250R Country

http://s26.postimg.org/yxz14qosp/CBR250_R_country.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Your photos (at your links) are really good!

Your photos (at your links) are really good!
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
By all means, we could nerd out as the...

By all means, we could nerd out as the dynamically hi-viz duo! I'm in the upper part of the state, on the south end of Greater Cincinnati. Lots of great riding to the south of me. I don't take much...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Ha, I have the same color bike and hi-viz jacket....

Ha, I have the same color bike and hi-viz jacket. Have left the jacket on the bike like that many times and my little CBR next to a riding buddy's big ST1300...so that's a familiar sight!

I had...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 792,503
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
What's the initial and subsequent service...

What's the initial and subsequent service interval?
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 792,503
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Me too, ever since I saw the 2013 Euro model.

Me too, ever since I saw the 2013 Euro model.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 05:05 AM
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Views: 792,503
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Ditto! :thumb

Ditto! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
damasovi & kraven, you guys are so right. Riding...

damasovi & kraven, you guys are so right. Riding a small bike is just so darn fun!

There are a lot of older guys with years of riding experience on bigger bikes, who are rediscovering the joys...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
This is me (at right in hi-viz) on the way to the...

This is me (at right in hi-viz) on the way to the Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap. I was riding with a group of guys all more than 1000cc. There was a Harley (as seen on the left), an ST1100, a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 792,503
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Cool2 Day Trip in the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) of Germany

My daily ride here in the States is a zippy little 2012 Honda CBR250R with ABS, but in March of this year I had the opportunity to rent a European-spec 2013 Honda CB1100 ABS.

Here's the bike I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 527,226
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Priceless, what a companion! :clap

Priceless, what a companion! :clap
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Went easier than expected

The old vent came off with a strong tug of the fingers.

Was all bug-encrusted underneath. After a good cleaning, discovered that the sun had baked an outline to use as a template for the...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Sounds good, thanks. I think I will open the vent...

Sounds good, thanks. I think I will open the vent and use a plastic pry to lever it off the helmet carefully.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By Sky, Earth, Road
Arai Vector-2 ACF@ Duct Front Vent Repair

Has anyone ever had to replace the front vent duct on their Arai Vector-2? I dropped my helmet and cracked the little housing. I ordered a replacement from Arai.

The instructions do not reference...
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