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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
Over 4900 miles on my SR now. It looks just...

Over 4900 miles on my SR now.
It looks just like what I think a bike should look like.
It runs just how I want a bike to run,
It handles just like I want a bike to handle.

Back tire is about...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,152
Posted By NJ-Brett
I had a number of old Triumphs, T140D and E, 1979...

I had a number of old Triumphs, T140D and E, 1979 vintage and thought a new one would be cool, but it was a heavy dull bike, 100 pounds more then the old ones with a worse suspension and seat.
A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,179
Posted By NJ-Brett
That does it for me. Its bad enough having to...

That does it for me.
Its bad enough having to help someone you come across, but to start out with someone is just asking to not get any riding in.

I will do whatever it takes to get someone...
Forum: Face plant 09-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By NJ-Brett
Around here, the rangers clear the roads I think,...

Around here, the rangers clear the roads I think, they likely drive most of them once a week or more often.
Not sure they would allow you to cut anything in the forest...


Oh, and my sistor is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By NJ-Brett
That is funny! You should see the crap that...

That is funny!
You should see the crap that came out of my XT200 motor, chunks of gears, and it used half its oil in a 50 mile ride.
It had a sock for an air filter and a lot of sludge in the carb...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
Looks like a great time. Yes, web bike has not...

Looks like a great time.
Yes, web bike has not delivered my rack in 3 months I think, maybe by spring...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,063
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have been close to that lately ,just managed to...

I have been close to that lately ,just managed to get my 230 pound bike out, and the bike did not want to start being all wet and kick only.
230 pounds, plus 100 pounds of muck, stuck in gear,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
For the licence plate cracking, I make a sub...

For the licence plate cracking, I make a sub plate for all my bikes since I lost a tag on the Daytona.
I used some thin circuit board stuff I have around, copper on both sides with fiberglass/epoxy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,973
Posted By NJ-Brett
Never when sober. Never in the dry. Twice a...

Never when sober.
Never in the dry.
Twice a long time ago (37 years) very drunk in the rain, just low sides without damage.

Often in the dirt.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,179
Posted By NJ-Brett
Who needs to deal with fools that do not take...

Who needs to deal with fools that do not take care of their equipment?

I have a friend I do not ride with because his stuff is always about to crap out, or has serious issues, bad batteries, tires...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
Way to go rocketman! Looks like a great way to...

Way to go rocketman!
Looks like a great way to travel to me.
I wish I had the time and stamina for a lot of long rides.
The SR would be a great bike to do them on.
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
The frame on the SR seems stronger then the TU...

The frame on the SR seems stronger then the TU frame, the spokes thicker, the hubs bigger and stronger, the brakes bigger.
The SR has a different size front tire, 90-100-18, the stock TU tire is a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
I did some good dirt riding in the morning on my...

I did some good dirt riding in the morning on my old xt200 before the rain started, and later on it was a good time to check the valves on the SR again.

Like last time, I got gas all over the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,420
Posted By NJ-Brett
The dr650 will get bold new stickers and sales...

The dr650 will get bold new stickers and sales will go through the roof.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,417,387
Posted By NJ-Brett
Just checked it, it looks quite bad, rust on the...

Just checked it, it looks quite bad, rust on the outside (winter salt from last year) and worn working parts, and dirty.
Time for a new spark plug!
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,417,387
Posted By NJ-Brett
I thought the owners manual says to replace the...

I thought the owners manual says to replace the spark plug every 7000 miles or something low like that.
The one in my bike has been in there a long time, twice as long as its supposed to be...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
331 pounds per the manual, plus the 384 pound...

331 pounds per the manual, plus the 384 pound curb weight would be 715 pounds gross.

It may be the small front tire, or both tires that limits the weight.

My wife and I exceed the limit by a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
Not sure what sets the weight limit, maybe the...

Not sure what sets the weight limit, maybe the suspension.
The shocks are good for some weight, the forks are really soft, but that is easy and cheap to fix with new springs (progressive...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
I guess its the kick start only thing. I guess...

I guess its the kick start only thing.
I guess the SR will be a collectors item in a few years, like the w650 is now.

4800 miles on my SR and I really love the bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,770
Posted By NJ-Brett
Its been about 30 years for me. Lots of panic...

Its been about 30 years for me.
Lots of panic braking in the dirt, lots of hard braking on the street for fun, never remember having to do any sort of panic stop on the street yet.
A few times I...
Forum: Face plant 09-10-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,634
Posted By NJ-Brett
There have been plenty of times when being in the...

There have been plenty of times when being in the rut was the best choice, because it was the rut on top of all the other ruts that would get you.
When the trail is nothing but a mass of ruts, you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
All the reviews get it wrong because the bikes...

All the reviews get it wrong because the bikes are new and not broken in.
My bike loves to rev and is great at higher speeds.
Its gotten REALLY smooth.

The local dealer has one on the floor, it...
Forum: Face plant 09-10-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,136
Posted By NJ-Brett
When I have been in those situations, I just...

When I have been in those situations, I just never give anyone my name, and do not wait till the police get there.
Once found a car upside down and burning in the road, pulled 4 drunks out of it,...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,136
Posted By NJ-Brett
Since you took charge, you should have sent...

Since you took charge, you should have sent someone to make the 911 call.
You did everything else right.

I think we had a thread about this, or my work had some sort of video.
There are steps to...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By NJ-Brett
I hit a tree just like that a few years ago, solo...

I hit a tree just like that a few years ago, solo riding and no dust, I just did not clear it enough because of the ruts in the road and the sun/shadow on the trail.
I got it in the hand/handlebars....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,017
Posted By NJ-Brett
I only stand up when I have to, or rather, I just...

I only stand up when I have to, or rather, I just get my butt off the seat.
I do not stand up all the way except maybe to see something.
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,742
Posted By NJ-Brett
I know a lot of people seem to think they can...

I know a lot of people seem to think they can ride in bad traffic and be safe.
Some also seem to be out to lunch and not paying attention to what is behind them and the lights changing, or getting...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,634
Posted By NJ-Brett
In thick sand, going slow is very hard work. It...

In thick sand, going slow is very hard work.
It gets better with speed, but the risk builds, the front wheel digs in and you have a high side which can end badly.

There is a trail close to me...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,417,387
Posted By NJ-Brett
I wonder why that happened. Most times a valve...

I wonder why that happened.
Most times a valve fails its too tight, or does not get enough oil and sticks in its guide and gets wacked.


I am at 22,500 miles and my bike runs like a top.

You...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,634
Posted By NJ-Brett
Knobbie on the front helps a lot in sand. ...

Knobbie on the front helps a lot in sand.

Its all sand around here, except for the mud holes.
I have a nice broken bone collection also, sandy whoops did most of mine.
I never tried a steering...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
I changed the oil in the SR today, no metal in it...

I changed the oil in the SR today, no metal in it at all, none in the filter, none in the pan.
4400 miles on the bike so far, I put a quart of 20w50 and a quart of 10w40 in for the cooler temps,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,136
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have had 3 new Harley's over the years, abused...

I have had 3 new Harley's over the years, abused all of them, and had no issues with any of them.
I think they suck though, very heavy, no lean angle, total crap suspension, bad seats, bad...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, since my web bike rack never got here, I...

Yes, since my web bike rack never got here, I need something like that.

I did 130 miles today, up to Washington's crossing, and came home on 95-295 at high speed.
90F, the SR would get up to red...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By NJ-Brett
Good as a benchmark, but who knows what it should...

Good as a benchmark, but who knows what it should read.
How does the spark plug look?
If the bike is lean, it will run hot.
4 strokes that run hot will make the piston expand until its a press fit...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By NJ-Brett
I would have checked it out, and maybe I would...

I would have checked it out, and maybe I would have got it.
More size (fit) and suspension and weight then price with me.
I might like a Royal Enfield as well...
Forum: Face plant 09-05-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,431
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, hard core. I did about the same but had a...

Yes, hard core.
I did about the same but had a few more bones broken, and was NOT riding out.
One day in the hospital is amazing, I was in over a week because of a spleen problem, and just going...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By NJ-Brett
Kick and electric start, rack on the back, 2 up...

Kick and electric start, rack on the back, 2 up seat, honda 4 valve motor, it seems like a very good starting point to me.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By NJ-Brett
Looks good. Not in the US though... Honda...

Looks good.
Not in the US though...

Honda motor?
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
I had drained the oil out, did a change and added...

I had drained the oil out, did a change and added only to the max mark on the dip stick.
On my bike, the level does not get all the way up to the top mark, its about 1/4 inch from the top mark...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 209,314
Posted By NJ-Brett
In my case, it seemed to make no difference at...

In my case, it seemed to make no difference at all...
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