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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-28-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,346
Posted By Kikemon
Will Rogers would have loved this thread: :norton...

Will Rogers would have loved this thread: :norton
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,226
Posted By Kikemon
Still more

I just wanted to revive this thread because of a little (hopefully unnecessary) concern on my part. My owner's manual ('94 R100GS) says to measure the oil with the bike on the centerstand as it seems...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,495
Posted By Kikemon
I never understood the confusion over counter...

I never understood the confusion over counter steering until now. I have been riding since I was 15 (1977) and have owned many different bikes since then. I never heard about counter steering until...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 616,291
Posted By Kikemon
On a northbound street at a red light. I am in...

On a northbound street at a red light. I am in the left turn lane waiting for the green arrow. The road is divided with one lane in either direction and light rail line between the north and south...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-07-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,962
Posted By Kikemon
+100! I live by this (literally). Its also about...

+100! I live by this (literally). Its also about expectations. I expect people to be asleep at the wheel, texting, in a hurry, putting on make-up, eating spaghetti dinners etc. etc. so when it...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-01-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,887
Posted By Kikemon
Is there a weatherproof camera that I could...

Is there a weatherproof camera that I could hard-wire to my bike and just run continuously? That way if/when something "interesting" happens I can pull it off the camera if I am still around to do...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 101,845
Posted By Kikemon
Looking for R100GS rear wheel

I am looking for a new rear wheel for my '94 R100GS. It needs to be true and ready to go. Please PM me if you have anything.
Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kikemon
Ace is the place!

Just for the sake of closure on this thread in case someone comes across it in a search down the road. Ace cut the key for $1.99. The did not ask or check if the key was steel or not. So, until they...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kikemon
Just struck out again at a couple of locksmiths...

Just struck out again at a couple of locksmiths today. I'm going to go after the blank with my Dremel and some files and see how it works!
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kikemon
Thanks for the tip. I'll give Mark a try. I went...

Thanks for the tip. I'll give Mark a try. I went to a locksmith on Grand and Alder. They don't like steel there and told me I probably would not find anyone to cut the key. I am sure happy I checked...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kikemon
I went to a locksmith to get the key cut. The...

I went to a locksmith to get the key cut. The first thing he did was hold a magnet to it and when it stuck he sent me packing! I'll shop around some more before I cut my own. Thanks for all the...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kikemon
Folding key question

I have a new to me '94 R100GS. The bike came with only one key so I ordered a new folding style blank. I cannot find a key shop that will cut the blank because it is made of steel instead of brass....
Forum: Road Warriors 04-20-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,063,984
Posted By Kikemon
I saw a couple of Moto 6.5s in Italy in the...

I saw a couple of Moto 6.5s in Italy in the mid-90s. I thought they were cool looking bikes. Very compact and clean design. Seemed like they'd be good city bikes. I heard they corroded real bad if...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-04-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 616,291
Posted By Kikemon
Drivers in Portland are generally so polite that...

Drivers in Portland are generally so polite that they are a hinderance to traffic flow (Two cars at a 4-way stop intersection: "No you go first. No, I insist YOU go. No, really, please, you go...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Kikemon
I think the best advice is to stop reading and...

I think the best advice is to stop reading and start riding. With my other airhead years ago I joined the Airhead Beemers Club and had to stop reading the newsletter because it stressed me out. All...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Kikemon
Preemptive fixes?

I just got a new-to-me airhead (1994 R100GS) with about 36,000 miles on it. It is in great shape. I have not had an airhead for a long time so I have been reading up on them on this and other sites...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-13-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,833,803
Posted By Kikemon
I need something as good at going slow as I am,...

I need something as good at going slow as I am, so this:


http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv113/Kikemon_photos/r_zps628klnx0.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 33,213
Posted By Kikemon
Is there an air hole in the top of your test...

Is there an air hole in the top of your test bottle?
Forum: Road Warriors 12-24-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,889
Posted By Kikemon
I am about your age. Not long ago I had a 2005...

I am about your age. Not long ago I had a 2005 Honda CBR1000RR and thought it was a great sport bike. Very comfortable bike compared to more modern versions. Plenty fast for me. Heavier, slower, less...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-13-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 171,059
Posted By Kikemon
Local dealer said test rides of the RS were...

Local dealer said test rides of the RS were unlikely to happen. They expect that the bike will sell well and all bikes they get will immediately go out to buyers.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Posted By Kikemon
I have owned 3 CB400Fs and love them. As moto-Art...

I have owned 3 CB400Fs and love them. As moto-Art I think they are great bikes. They came out right as I was getting into motorcycles. A dealer once let me take one on a test ride when I was 15 and...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-22-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By Kikemon
I have had both. I like both and both have lots...

I have had both. I like both and both have lots of character but are very different. My short answer is that the Triumph triple is the best all around sporty road bike engine that I have ever...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,833,803
Posted By Kikemon
Brilliant bikes! Wish I still had mine!

Brilliant bikes! Wish I still had mine!
Forum: Road Warriors 11-22-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,469
Views: 620,828
Posted By Kikemon
Really like the paint job on that Spot. Nice work.

Really like the paint job on that Spot. Nice work.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By Kikemon
I alternate between bicycle and motorcycle...

I alternate between bicycle and motorcycle commuting. I have a set of Hepco-Becker racks on my MC and my Ortlieb packs will clip onto the top part of the rack frame and will latch into position. I...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-11-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,469
Views: 620,828
Posted By Kikemon
EBC HH sintered pads work great on my '97

EBC HH sintered pads work great on my '97
Forum: Road Warriors 10-08-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 171,059
Posted By Kikemon
I am a tone deaf geezer and I can tell when it is...

I am a tone deaf geezer and I can tell when it is time to shift without looking at a tachometer. I cannot imagine looking at a tachometer every time I needed to shift and I would bet that hardly any...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-18-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,892
Posted By Kikemon
Make sure it is in neutral, kickstand up and pull...

Make sure it is in neutral, kickstand up and pull in the clutch when you hit the start button.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7,921
Views: 3,705,272
Posted By Kikemon
I love these bikes but can't get past the seat. I...

I love these bikes but can't get past the seat. I wish they had narrower seats like the old 750 or 900 SS bevel drive bikes. The tractor seat ruins the lines from certain views.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,257
Posted By Kikemon
I think it is interesting that both versions of...

I think it is interesting that both versions of the current Honda VFRs have conventional forks. You would think Honda would go with USD forks for marketing purposes if nothing else.

I have had a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,042
Posted By Kikemon
How cool to see these bikes out being used! The...

How cool to see these bikes out being used! The v-twin Matchless is a new one for me.

Is there a functional reason for the exhaust design on the first Norton you posted? I used to associate that...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,081
Posted By Kikemon
Did the buyer know it had an oil leak? If I were...

Did the buyer know it had an oil leak? If I were the buyer, prior disclosure of that would make a huge difference in how I reacted to the gasket going on the first ride.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 84,368
Posted By Kikemon
Any Honda with a fairing. They need to hire...

Any Honda with a fairing. They need to hire someone from MV Agusta to teach them how to design a fairing that doesn't take an hour to put take off and on.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By Kikemon
Throttle cable(s) moving freely and adjusted?...

Throttle cable(s) moving freely and adjusted? Check for something hanging them up? Choke on or stuck? Probably something easy if it was running OK before. Vis-a-vis the other problem: Try pulling the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By Kikemon
Do these bikes vent through the cap or is there a...

Do these bikes vent through the cap or is there a separate overflow line that it vents through?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 840,490
Posted By Kikemon
Retro-retro

Cool modified CB1100 on eBay right now (I am not the seller):

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv113/Kikemon_photos/_57_zps0450be32.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,171
Posted By Kikemon
I heard back from Ida at Aerostich today. The R3...

I heard back from Ida at Aerostich today. The R3 is coming out this spring. It is between the regular Roadcrafter and the Lightweight Roadcrafter. It will be made of Cordura 500 with Cordura 1000 on...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,543
Posted By Kikemon
I missed it then, what is the point? I just...

I missed it then, what is the point?

I just came off of a R100GS so I know about anchors, but I did learn to appreciate a bike that is good at going slow. There's more to be said for that than...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,171
Posted By Kikemon
Roadcrafter 3???

I just got an email about an Aerostich event in Texas where they will show the new Roadcrafter 3 (R3) suit. I couldn't find anything about this on their website or elsewhere. Anyone know about this?...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,543
Posted By Kikemon
If I really had to have it I would have clicked...

If I really had to have it I would have clicked the "Buy it now" button instead of posting here. I am ok living vicariously on this one
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