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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,867
Views: 469,815
Posted By billfires
Did he misplace the decimal point a place (or...

Did he misplace the decimal point a place (or two!!!)?:D
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Uconnpharm, I am about your size and have put...

Uconnpharm, I am about your size and have put 4000 miles in 1 1/2 years on my stock (except for a rear Cycleracks). The bike has been ideal for me and I am usually seen with a huge grin on my face. I...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,180
Posted By billfires
I'll second motorcyclegear.com (used to be...

I'll second motorcyclegear.com (used to be newenough.com), I have bought HJC helmets, Joe Rocket and First Gear jackets and a pair of pants (can't recall the brand right now). I am 6'3" and 290 lbs....
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Thanks, tirebiter. Bill C

Thanks, tirebiter. Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Got back after a 2 hour ride this morning and...

Got back after a 2 hour ride this morning and noticed the left rear turn signal was hanging down. I thought this was strange as I didn't drop it or hit anything. Upon closer inspection I realized the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
John, sorry to hear about this. I want to thank...

John, sorry to hear about this. I want to thank you for posting this as a reminder that we need to be careful. I usually only worry about everyone else causing a crash, but as your video shows we can...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By billfires
Are tickets available at the theater? Thanks,...

Are tickets available at the theater? Thanks, Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 506,293
Posted By billfires
Eek What's the story behind the bent Cyclerack?...

What's the story behind the bent Cyclerack? Billfires:eek1
Forum: Vendors 12-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 67,178
Posted By billfires
Ed, I have a Cycleracks rear rack on my CRF250L...

Ed, I have a Cycleracks rear rack on my CRF250L and they do make side racks for it also. I don't think they bolt on though. I will probably order a set in a month or so. Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Another low cost option is Barrier Strips from...

Another low cost option is Barrier Strips from Radio Shack. The 8 position dual is $3.49. Bill C
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-03-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,241
Posted By billfires
Is the middle position on the right side switch...

Is the middle position on the right side switch for "parking" lights? I know that Honda use to have a position for just the tail light to stay on. Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Andrew, I would buy it again.I like the lower...

Andrew, I would buy it again.I like the lower frame mounting points, I love the color match, and feel it is worth the premium price. I set the bike down hard on top of a rock quarry and it probably...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Andrew, I have a Cyclerack on my LRP. I waited...

Andrew, I have a Cyclerack on my LRP. I waited for about a month for them to get photos up on thier website. I am glad I waited but a little disappointed that I can't mount my Givi knockoff top box' ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Has anyone had luck with having their dealer cut...

Has anyone had luck with having their dealer cut a key with the key number? My dealer has the blanks but doesn't have the accessorie(?) to cut them. I am waiting on a call Mon. to try to rectify this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Auto-X, Lost, Ed, thanks for your thoughts....

Auto-X, Lost, Ed, thanks for your thoughts. Initially I think I will try the 13 tooth counter sprocket with the stock chain and stock rear 40 tooth sprocket. I am trying to figure out what I will go...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Has anyone thought of running a chain with 2...

Has anyone thought of running a chain with 2 master links to be able to switch the counter sprocket? After 500 miles I can see where I need to lower the gearing for both the street and trails. Geared...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
I took the bike on the highway for the first time...

I took the bike on the highway for the first time this morning. I only went 1 exit which was aprox. 3-4 miles, (with only 350 miles on the odometer). I could not maintain 65 mph with the stock 14/40...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Spud, thanks for the updated info, I ordered 1...

Spud, thanks for the updated info, I ordered 1 this morning. Pics when it arrives and is mounted. Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
John, I believe the dealer stated they were all...

John, I believe the dealer stated they were all pre sold and did not hit the sales floor. My dealer's first was like that, took a deposit, it came in , was set up and new owner picked it up. Bill C
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-31-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 105,463
Posted By billfires
Looks like you had a near perfect day for your...

Looks like you had a near perfect day for your ride, thanks for the video. Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Spud, thank you. I will order one tomorrow, as it...

Spud, thank you. I will order one tomorrow, as it looks like it will be exactly what I am looking for. Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
BlueLghtning, thank you for the links, I never...

BlueLghtning, thank you for the links, I never even considered Amazon. I just have to figure out if a flat rack is the way to go to mount it on. Thanks again, Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Has anyone mounted a removeable top box yet? I am...

Has anyone mounted a removeable top box yet? I am going to start riding the bike to work and need secure, waterproof storage, but I would like it to be easily removeable when not needed. I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Spud, I think it is up to 10%, depending on the...

Spud, I think it is up to 10%, depending on the city/coumty tax. Bill C:eek1
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,535
Posted By billfires
Just a little correction, motorcyclegear.com is...

Just a little correction, motorcyclegear.com is in Texas. Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Gilerd, you are so right!! I stopped into the...

Gilerd, you are so right!! I stopped into the Honda dealer in Sept. to look at the bike but the first one they had was sold, waiting on another. Late Nov. I stop back and owner says "I can't believe...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Thanks for your reply. I think the price is good,...

Thanks for your reply. I think the price is good, especially when you consider that is the delivered price. Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
I see that Cycleracks has a back rack for our...

I see that Cycleracks has a back rack for our bikes but the photo shows it mounted on a CRF230L. Has anyone ordered the rack for the CRF250L and do you have a photo of it mounted? Thanks, Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Can someone that has a full toolkit (not the 2...

Can someone that has a full toolkit (not the 2 hex keys, fuse puller and rolled up foam) please post a photo of it? I can't believe Honda thinks this is adequate. Thanks, Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
YYZ, thanks for the suggestion, I didn't know...

YYZ, thanks for the suggestion, I didn't know there was anything like that. Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Has anyone come across wider mirrors than the...

Has anyone come across wider mirrors than the stock ones? I wear a size 56 jacket and the mirrors are almost totally blocked when I am riding. Thanks, Bill C
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10,472
Views: 1,947,364
Posted By billfires
Just rode home from the dealer in 40 degree...

Just rode home from the dealer in 40 degree temps. A little cold but I haven't had this feeling since I had my SL 350 in 1980-81. Was only a 15 mile ride but took all back roads. First addition will...
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