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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
Contacted Pirelli last night via their website....

Contacted Pirelli last night via their website. Had an answer this morning. They want me to take the tire to the selling dealer or any Pirelli dealer if that is more convenient. They'll handle it...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By Flying Frisian
I wouldn't. My rear just failed at 230 miles....

I wouldn't. My rear just failed at 230 miles. Same crack as in pictures above. Tire deflated immediately while cornering hard.
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 449,327
Posted By Flying Frisian
Had to remove the rear tire of the "kids" new CB500X

Had to remove the rear wheel of the "kids" :evil new CB500X.
At 230 miles the tire is toast. Even for my spirited riding style that's a record.

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
Today I removed the wheel and cleaned the tire to...

Today I removed the wheel and cleaned the tire to get a better look at the damage. There is no sign of something puncturing or cutting the tire.
Almost looks like it just split. I will take this to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
I am starting to think that there may be a...

I am starting to think that there may be a manufacturing defect. What would cause it to tear like that? There are no marks from something that could have punctured the tire.
I was cornering hard but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
I dont know.The bike doesnt have much power so i...

I dont know.The bike doesnt have much power so i dont think it just failed. I must have run over something sharp. Amazing that i didnt crash. I was cornering like a madman and the tire could have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
This CB500X is bringing me bad luck!

This Friday I finally got back from a 3 week business trip. Checked the mail and found that the documents needed to get my title and registration had finally arrived.
It was pouring rain so I took...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8,392
Views: 8,185,549
Posted By Flying Frisian
Lee F, Did i meet you in the Holiday Inn...

Lee F,
Did i meet you in the Holiday Inn Express in Emporia Kansas last week?
You were moving the bikes to the lower parking lot.
Great picture of your wife, the bike and the scenery.

I am back...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6,533
Views: 2,923,113
Posted By Flying Frisian
Wow, lots of character and great view!:clap

Wow, lots of character and great view!:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 30,152
Posted By Flying Frisian
Another white one!

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z340/Flying_Frisian/CBR250R/DSC_0004_zpsqtxzpjmt.jpg (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/Flying_Frisian/media/CBR250R/DSC_0004_zpsqtxzpjmt.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-19-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 388,172
Posted By Flying Frisian
Nice R90S, but what happened to the cylinder...

Nice R90S, but what happened to the cylinder cover?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-19-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 388,172
Posted By Flying Frisian
There goes the neighborhood.:eek1 Just...

There goes the neighborhood.:eek1

Just kidding, looks like fun.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,471
Posted By Flying Frisian
It's a bike with little power and riding 2 up...

It's a bike with little power and riding 2 up doesn't make it lose power. It just has little power to start with and riding 2 up maybe a little difficult unless you don't know any better. I've had my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
I believe in building it in little by little....

I believe in building it in little by little. Most of my breaking in is done in the hills and around town with constantly changing speeds in the midrange. I like to do some good engine braking to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
Thanks, Is that the official Honda service manual?

Thanks, Is that the official Honda service manual?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 63,353
Posted By Flying Frisian
Nice levers but please adjust the brake lever. It...

Nice levers but please adjust the brake lever. It needs to come down a little. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
McRat, You don,t have to take your bike to a...

McRat,
You don,t have to take your bike to a dealer for service. If you document your own service with receipts you,re covered.
I create full service reports with pictures for each bike. This is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
Nice, that makes my life a little easier.:freaky

Nice, that makes my life a little easier.:freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
Ok, thank you. I'll have to check the manual....

Ok, thank you. I'll have to check the manual. That makes it easy. Just an oil and filter change and perhaps some chain tightening.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
Bought a new leftover 2014 CB500X for a great...

Bought a new leftover 2014 CB500X for a great price. Bought this bike as my 2nd bike for fun short rides in the hills around town and something my daughters can ride. It's a little more powerful then...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 1,293,964
Posted By Flying Frisian
Use the IMG link in Photobucket. Nice pictures!

Use the IMG link in Photobucket. Nice pictures!
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 200,264
Posted By Flying Frisian
Thank you. My daughter wanted a black one as well...

Thank you. My daughter wanted a black one as well and the new 2015's are black but I got this 2014 for a great price so they'll have to get used to white.

I'll probably remove the red X, which...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 200,264
Posted By Flying Frisian
And a picture to go with the post above: ...

And a picture to go with the post above:

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z340/Flying_Frisian/CBR250R/IMG_20150329_104418609_HDR_zpsfldxogje.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 200,264
Posted By Flying Frisian
Bought a CB500X to keep my other bike from...

Bought a CB500X to keep my other bike from getting lonely. This is something my daughters can ride as well. I know its not an R or an F but lots of fun.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11,129
Views: 3,778,772
Posted By Flying Frisian
My new 2014 CB500X

Bought a new 2014 CB500X to keep my other bike company. This is something my daughters can ride as well so maybe they'll spend a little more time with dad before they're both off to college.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 1,670,598
Posted By Flying Frisian
Yep, but for me wrenching is part of the fun. The...

Yep, but for me wrenching is part of the fun. The little CB needs a 600 mile service soon but not much after that.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-28-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 1,670,598
Posted By Flying Frisian
Quality time!

After selling my R65, I bought something a little more modern and easy to ride for my daughters. They learned riding on a little CBR250R but have outgrown that bike. I sold it and bought an R65,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8,392
Views: 8,185,549
Posted By Flying Frisian
Ha, that's funny. I made (redid) the back pad on...

Ha, that's funny. I made (redid) the back pad on the Shad SH50 top-case that I installed on the RT. The original pad pushed her forward. The home made version works great.
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 246,492
Posted By Flying Frisian
"I recently raced in the BMW rally in Medellín...

"I recently raced in the BMW rally in Medellín Colombia. 5 hours with my wife as copilot..... Honestly, it is very very uncomfortable. It is fun to ride tow up, bike is fast and powerful, but you...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 246,492
Posted By Flying Frisian
That's my plan. She would never sit on the back...

That's my plan. She would never sit on the back anyway.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8,392
Views: 8,185,549
Posted By Flying Frisian
Enjoy the weekend trip. I do increase the tire...

Enjoy the weekend trip. I do increase the tire pressure when riding 2 up to 36 psi in the front and 42 in the back.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8,392
Views: 8,185,549
Posted By Flying Frisian
Yep, looking forward to it. My wife never liked...

Yep, looking forward to it. My wife never liked to sit on the back of the GS. Not sure if this was a problem with the GS or the fact that we test rode an RT with a top case behind her back. The top...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 246,492
Posted By Flying Frisian
Juan, Nice bike! I'm thinking about...

Juan,

Nice bike! I'm thinking about buying one. I have an R1200RT for two up rides with my wife but I want this for corner carving in the hills near my home. How is the passenger seat? Did your...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-19-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8,392
Views: 8,185,549
Posted By Flying Frisian
My wife and I just planned a 2 week trip for this...

My wife and I just planned a 2 week trip for this summer. Going from Oregon to Glacier then to the BMW rally in Billings and from there via the Bear tooth pass and Yellowstone to the parks in Utah...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-13-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,298
Views: 557,984
Posted By Flying Frisian
Oregon

Somewhere between Fossil and Prineville in Oregon. Great roads, no traffic, no cops, no problems:clap.

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z340/Flying_Frisian/Oregon%20October%202012/Curves-2.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Flying Frisian
If you want to go straight for 750 km then go...

If you want to go straight for 750 km then go with the Victory. If you like cornering, I recommend you go with the RT or the Trophy. The Victory will scrape hard parts in every corner:rofl.
The BMW...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Flying Frisian
Have a look at this:...

Have a look at this: http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mpo/4926874224.html
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,414
Posted By Flying Frisian
Spring has arrived!

Took the bike out for a spin after installing some new latches on the BMW side cases. Bought some galvanized latches at the hardware store. Works great.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7,993
Views: 1,631,114
Posted By Flying Frisian
Beautiful day in Oregon after spending 2 weeks on...

Beautiful day in Oregon after spending 2 weeks on a business trip in Buffalo, NY with sub zero temps, snow and ice. I needed this.
Took the R65 for a spin. Love this "no nonsense" little bike....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-23-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,382
Posted By Flying Frisian
Assen Holland 1990 on my Hawk

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z340/Flying_Frisian/HawkAssenTTcircuit_zpsf7d2e777.jpg (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/Flying_Frisian/media/HawkAssenTTcircuit_zpsf7d2e777.jpg.html)
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