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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By ericm
If you are riding on 166 you could take a short...

If you are riding on 166 you could take a short detour and visit the Bristlecone Pine visitors center. It's about 12 miles. The view from the overlook about 10 miles up is spectacular.

If you're...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-02-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By ericm
I use Redline Allsport synthetic in my trials...

I use Redline Allsport synthetic in my trials bikes, chainsaws, weed whacker etc. The trials bikes get a leaner ratio of oil than the industrial equipment since those run at WFO all the time....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 418,136
Posted By ericm
I think it's better for everyone to have one well...

I think it's better for everyone to have one well known place where all the shit happens. if the authorities crack down the madness will spread throughout the mountains. Then it'll be like where I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 467,867
Posted By ericm
No, that's too close to the edge of the road at...

No, that's too close to the edge of the road at that speed. The tandem is going fairly fast. Riding an inch from the white line at speed is a good way to crash. All it takes is a gust of wind and...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-28-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By ericm
In the 1990s Honda came out with "Activated...

In the 1990s Honda came out with "Activated Radical" combustion which greatly reduced emissions. Their EXP-2 Baja and Dakar racers used injection but the production CR250M? DP bikes used carbs. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 467,867
Posted By ericm
He threatened to get blood all over my car!

He threatened to get blood all over my car!
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Posted By ericm
I use a funnel and some tubing to change the...

I use a funnel and some tubing to change the gearbox oil in my Mazdaspeed3.
It's a one person job. Fit the hose from below, pour the oil from above.
The only oil I have found that works well in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 450,770
Posted By ericm
But at least half the posts are from people...

But at least half the posts are from people complaining that the FJ doesn't have cruise control or shaft drive or a $8k price, or it's not a "real" ADV bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 467,867
Posted By ericm
Neutral service vehicles will provide service to...

Neutral service vehicles will provide service to any riders, regardless of team. They are used quite a bit in races where the peloton breaks up and the roads don't allow the team cars to get to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 206,652
Posted By ericm
1996 KTM EXC360. Awesome bike except for the...

1996 KTM EXC360. Awesome bike except for the powerband- nothing nothing ok not bad HOLY SHIT. it went from 15 hp to 45 hp in 200 rpm. Maybe I was too used to Maico 440s and 490s with smooth...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-19-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By ericm
Trials bikes have low gearing and heavy flywheels...

Trials bikes have low gearing and heavy flywheels so it'd have to be really low compression before it would bump start in 2nd.

before you tear it apart you might have someone who is familiar with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,204
Posted By ericm
The bike did lock up the rear. The rider was...

The bike did lock up the rear.

The rider was using his foot to point the car by. I suspect that the car and bike were not traveling together, rather the car came up to the bike. The rider seemed...
Forum: Trials 03-06-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,475
Posted By ericm
What is the 225 like? Did yours have extra...

What is the 225 like? Did yours have extra flywheel weights?
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By ericm
I've broken my tailbone badly, twice. It's...

I've broken my tailbone badly, twice. It's crooked now with a big lump at the base of my spine. Last time I broke it was 25 years ago and it still hurts if I sit wrong. But a 200 mile bicycle ride...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 450,770
Posted By ericm
I wonder if that is the case for the FJ-09 as...

I wonder if that is the case for the FJ-09 as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 82,826
Posted By ericm
In the Silicon Valley of California, lane...

In the Silicon Valley of California, lane splitting has become very accepted. By cagers. I can't count the number on each commute who move over to let me by. Even the Google employee buses do it. ...
Forum: Trials 02-16-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By ericm
Montesa model gallery:...

Montesa model gallery: http://www.southwestmontesa.com/gallery.html
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 283,796
Posted By ericm
I'm 6' and very athletic at 145 lbs. The...

I'm 6' and very athletic at 145 lbs.

The FZ07 felt like an RZ350 to me. Similar riding position and feel. That's a good thing as I really liked my RZ350s. I often ride with the balls of my feet...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By ericm
It may not have been remapped or rejetted at all....

It may not have been remapped or rejetted at all.

Put the stock exhaust back on and see how it runs.

Thanks for quieting your bike down.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 450,770
Posted By ericm
I'm sorry your reply was deleted, even though I...

I'm sorry your reply was deleted, even though I disagree with it.

There's nothing leftist about nice weather. The FJ-09 deals posted here have largely been in states where no one rides during the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 450,770
Posted By ericm
California dealers are fucking greedheads.

California dealers are fucking greedheads.
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 283,796
Posted By ericm
That's quite a serious first aid kit!

That's quite a serious first aid kit!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 467,867
Posted By ericm
The van clearly intended to take out the cyclist....

The van clearly intended to take out the cyclist. Anyone blaming the cyclist for this is just a bike hater. It doesn't matter if the cyclist flipped off the driver beforehand (not that I think he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,201
Posted By ericm
I have no problem switching between moto front...

I have no problem switching between moto front brake on right bar and bike front brake on left bar.

On the bike I prefer the standard (in the US at least) setup so if I am doing something like...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,571
Posted By ericm
Inspect the diode board. They're known to go bad.

Inspect the diode board. They're known to go bad.
Forum: Trials 01-25-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By ericm
Looks like a '73/74 Honda CR tank on that MV.

Looks like a '73/74 Honda CR tank on that MV.
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 450,770
Posted By ericm
I have a 2007 R1200GS and am strongly considering...

I have a 2007 R1200GS and am strongly considering replacing it with an FJ-09. The GS is larger and roomier, making it a better two up touring bike. The expanding luggage is stellar. But I don't do...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 131,289
Posted By ericm
Sequoias are very resistant to fire. They have...

Sequoias are very resistant to fire. They have very thick fire resistant bark. Their seeds will only germinate on relatively bare soil, not in the deep organic material that typically surrounds the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,424
Posted By ericm
OMG. We're on the road with those people... ...

OMG. We're on the road with those people...


I'm against safety gear that doesn't work well and makes the device less safe. For example the older BMW ABS mentioned earlier. Or some past...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,424
Posted By ericm
I pay attention to what I'm doing. I've yet to...

I pay attention to what I'm doing. I've yet to crash a car or motorcycle on the road in some 38 years of riding and driving. Off road competition is a different issue, but you expect to fall down...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,059
Posted By ericm
I bought an early '77 in 1990. I'd wanted one...

I bought an early '77 in 1990. I'd wanted one since they came out when I was in college, and found a silver/blue original with wire wheels and the 1.5 person seat. I found the parts for the dual...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 450,770
Posted By ericm
They were designed from the start to be both...

They were designed from the start to be both shaft and chain.

And the two versions had different engine cases, transmissions, frames, swingarms and rear wheels.

"tacking on" shaft drive to a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,277
Posted By ericm
DMV will want to see the engine number too. When...

DMV will want to see the engine number too. When I went to register my new Scorpa trials bike the DMV inspector and I discovered that the engine number was totally hidden by the exhaust box... that...
Forum: Trials 01-10-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,941
Posted By ericm
Modern LED bicycle lights are fantastic. I have...

Modern LED bicycle lights are fantastic. I have some that are as bright as street motorcycle headlights from not long ago.

There's an excellent bicycle light review here:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,649
Posted By ericm
Have you considered PT or strengthening exercises?

Have you considered PT or strengthening exercises?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By ericm
Cali is a city in Colombia. We call it...

Cali is a city in Colombia. We call it California.

Fifteen years ago you could bring in one street vehicle when you emigrated to the US. California honored that. It's how I got a gray market...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By ericm
The Yamaha oil injection system generally works...

The Yamaha oil injection system generally works better than premix, in that it varies the oil ratio with load. Cruising it's low, WFO at high rpm and it delivers a lot of oil.

The one situation...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-07-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By ericm
People remove the oil pump because racing. ...

People remove the oil pump because racing.

Don't just cut the cable and hoses. Remove the pump. Without oil it will seize. The block off plate is a standard Yamaha part (and is the same for...
Forum: Trials 01-07-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,829
Posted By ericm
Slow throttle, retarded timing, flywheel weight,...

Slow throttle, retarded timing, flywheel weight, thicker base gasket (a hack to lower compression) or machine cylinder to lower ports and machine head to fix squish clearance and maintain or lower...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,729
Posted By ericm
It'll be fine. I let mine sit for four years and...

It'll be fine. I let mine sit for four years and it started up just fine. (I got heavily into bike racing after I got it and no longer had time for weekend motorcycle rides).

Make sure the gas...
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