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Forum: Road Warriors Today, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By AZstrommer
I just bought a 2006 last month and I love it....

I just bought a 2006 last month and I love it. Simple technology makes it easy to work on. Not much low-end on the 500 Ninja but she does like to get up and go. I get about 50 mpg with mine and it...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,214
Posted By AZstrommer
Two Ninja 500's in the family now

My son picked up an 2004 Ninja 500 a few weeks back and I took it for a spin. Nice power and handling but the riding position was a bit too far forward for me.

Fast-forward to last week and a 2006...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-23-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By AZstrommer
Thanks. Will do it tomorrow after work. AZ

Thanks. Will do it tomorrow after work.

AZ
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-23-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By AZstrommer
Back together and running fine...except... ...

Back together and running fine...except...

Appears to be some oil in the coolant overflow tank.

Where do I start?

AZ
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-18-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By AZstrommer
All the parts except the muffler joint gasket...

All the parts except the muffler joint gasket arrived last night. Airbox is installed and looks great. Tracking says missing gasket will be here today.

Watching the mailbox...

AZ
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-15-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By AZstrommer
Parts are on the way to fix the meltdown. Thank...

Parts are on the way to fix the meltdown. Thank goodness for eBay! I did order several of the exhaust gaskets for future rear wheel removals.

AZ
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-12-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By AZstrommer
Helix meltdown

My son called me today to tell me his Helix was running rough and had little power. It's a 2000 Helix with 52K miles on it.

He rode over and I heard it - Pretty loud with backfiring and chugging...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-09-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By AZstrommer
The bath reveals...

Well, I'm a bit concerned. I've been riding and wrenching motos for 40 years and I have NEVER seen an air filter so full of dirt. After I removed the cover over the airfilter/throttle body area, I...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-09-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By AZstrommer
It has arrived!

I rode it home tonight. Good power for a 400. It pops a bit on deceleration.

The previous owner lived on a dirt road so I need to strip it down a bit and make sure filters are clean and such. It...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-06-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By AZstrommer
New to Scooters - Burgman 400 soon!

After riding and wrenching my 2004 Weestrom for 6 years and 46,000 miles, I got bored with it and sold it. What next?

I picked up a 2000 DR200SE that needed some lovin' care and got it on the road...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9,697
Views: 1,480,275
Posted By AZstrommer
New to me, 2000 DR200SE

I got bit by the DR bug. I was looking for one after going through a couple hundred pages of this thread and found a 2000 with 2449 miles on her for $1100.. Not sure if that is accurate mileage but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,884
Posted By AZstrommer
I have an 04 Wee. After moving the screen up,...

I have an 04 Wee. After moving the screen up, down and damn near sideways, I settled on 3/4" spacers to kick the bottom mounts out farther and the screen as high as it would go. I spent $5.00 on a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-03-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,801
Posted By AZstrommer
The $2.00 Weestrom windshield fix

I too tried all the quick fixes that didn't work. I tried a madstad and it was better but still not perfect.

I saw this here on ADV and made my own with a chunk of scrap lexan (from another failed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-23-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By AZstrommer
Kickstand and Clutch are both disabled on my 2004...

Kickstand and Clutch are both disabled on my 2004 Wee. No issues, no worries!

AZ
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15,974
Views: 1,398,997
Posted By AZstrommer
New Dual-sporter needs some (cheap) shoes

I hope I'm not treading in the wrong forum but here goes...

Anyone in the Tucson area have a pair of dualsport takeoffs or useable tires that are DOT approved that can be bought cheap? I picked up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-21-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,369
Posted By AZstrommer
Great photos of great roads! I love the CX!...

Great photos of great roads!

I love the CX! I sold and serviced those over 30 years ago whenI was just a young pup. I've always wanted one…

Ride on!

AZ
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 31,118
Posted By AZstrommer
I won one of these on "The Price is Right!" in...

I won one of these on "The Price is Right!" in 1988. I came within $3.00 of the MSRP ($1598) and it was delivered a month later after the show aired. I rode it around the front yard and sold it the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,948
Posted By AZstrommer
Wow! Fabulous job with the videos! What...

Wow!

Fabulous job with the videos! What type of equipment do you use? My son is entering High School this week and one of his classes is Interactive Digital Media. Any pointers would be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By AZstrommer
Nice video of one of my favorite places on earth....

Nice video of one of my favorite places on earth. I've spent many days and nights in St John's and loved them all. I was flying with the USAF and it was our final stop in North America before...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By AZstrommer
I had mine professionally re-soled by a local...

I had mine professionally re-soled by a local shoe repair place with Vibram soles. It was $55 total. They are still waterproof as far as I can tell.

AZ
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-30-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,803
Posted By AZstrommer
Thank you for the great ride report and the...

Thank you for the great ride report and the wonderful pictures. It makes me want to go back. I left central Spain 25 years ago after three great years in the Madrid area as an aircraft mechanic in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-29-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By AZstrommer
I had a nicely farkled 05 Wee and got bored with...

I had a nicely farkled 05 Wee and got bored with it. I sold it and a year and a half later (and three other bikes), I bought an 04 Wee from an inmate. The Wee does everything I need and most things I...
Forum: Racing 08-14-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,887
Posted By AZstrommer
I went to the first USGP at Unadilla in 1978. It...

I went to the first USGP at Unadilla in 1978. It was crazy! I camped across the road with the "hill people" and watched the craziness most of the night.

The virgin grass didn't last long as the...
Forum: Vendors 07-27-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,404
Posted By AZstrommer
I got in on the FJR forum deal last fall and...

I got in on the FJR forum deal last fall and saved $120 on a Russell for my Wee.

Super deal on a super saddle!

AZ
Forum: Racing 07-10-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,548
Posted By AZstrommer
"The Only Reason For Wednesday Nights!" ...

"The Only Reason For Wednesday Nights!"

Speedway at the Orange Show in Berdo. I loved those nights. I followed when it moved to Glen Helen for a few years and occasionally to Victorville and...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By AZstrommer
Power outlet question

I searched but didn't find a clear answer for this question.

I installed a weather resistant (Bell brand) power outlet to power my GPS but each time I plug it in, the fuse in the GPS plug blows....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,256
Posted By AZstrommer
I went to Harbor Freight today and bought the 90,...

I went to Harbor Freight today and bought the 90, 45 and straight long needle nose pliers for $2.99 each on sale. I did the TBS on my Wee this afternoon. Piece of cake!

Go get'm!

AZ
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-04-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,651
Posted By AZstrommer
I got bored with my '05 and hated the bobblehead...

I got bored with my '05 and hated the bobblehead feeling. I sold it.

I bought and sold three more bikes.

About 18 months later, I bought another Wee. I cut down the windshield, bought a Russell...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,732
Posted By AZstrommer
I love mine! Best $ ever spent on a bike part! ...

I love mine! Best $ ever spent on a bike part!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9214250&postcount=11

My pattern is different but the results are the same. Glutinal nirvana!
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,289
Posted By AZstrommer
Welcome Ornithoid! Your assimilation is on track!...

Welcome Ornithoid! Your assimilation is on track!

I used a Harbor Freight heat gun ($9) to soften up my decals before peeling them off. If you use one, just be careful on the plastic stuff. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,904
Posted By AZstrommer
I tried almost all of the cheap fixes for my Wee...

I tried almost all of the cheap fixes for my Wee and ended up with a thermarest pad with a beadrider on top of it. It worked but looked like hell and occasionally the beadrider cord would break.

I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-24-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,837
Posted By AZstrommer
Rob, Come on down, it's 84 today. It was 91...

Rob,

Come on down, it's 84 today. It was 91 yesterday. A bit freakish for Feb! :eek1

AZ
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-15-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By AZstrommer
Guam? AZstrommer

Guam?

AZstrommer
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,291
Posted By AZstrommer
In! :thumb Might I suggest some "Hello my...

In! :thumb

Might I suggest some "Hello my name is ..." tags? I have trouble remembering my own name sometimes!


Scott
04 Wee
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-06-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,405
Posted By AZstrommer
Smithy, Sorry I was unavailable to meet you...

Smithy,

Sorry I was unavailable to meet you in Tucson last week. I was here but my internet connection went down for almost two days. By then you were in California.

Enjoy Redlands! I lived...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By AZstrommer
Olympia Airglides. Great overpants! Cool with the...

Olympia Airglides. Great overpants! Cool with the liner removed. Warm (enough) with it in. I really like the EZ-Hem feature as well.

A+ :thumb

AZ
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-02-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,405
Posted By AZstrommer
I'm thinkin' if the Honda is terminal, he might...

I'm thinkin' if the Honda is terminal, he might need a relay to Redlands.

Keep us up on what you need, Smithy!

AZ
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-01-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By AZstrommer
Thanks for that trip down memory lane! As a kid I...

Thanks for that trip down memory lane! As a kid I spent many summers water skiing on Deer Creek and fishing too. I remember Dad telling me about what it looked like before they built the dam. Now I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-30-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,405
Posted By AZstrommer
Chris, I'm back in Tucson so the...

Chris,

I'm back in Tucson so the lunch/dinner/place to sleep/wrench/whatever is open. You've got the numbers so let me know if/when.

Safe journey,

Scott
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-24-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,405
Posted By AZstrommer
Chris, I'll be back in Tucson on Monday...

Chris,

I'll be back in Tucson on Monday night so if you need some grub, I'd be pleased to buy you lunch/dinner, whatever. The TTT truck stop is pretty good and right off I-10 as you get to Tucson....
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