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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 22,392
Posted By Yamarocket630
Ha!.. The first time I ever played the (old) tag...

Ha!.. The first time I ever played the (old) tag game I got bruced twice on the same day... within about 20 minutes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 37,120
Posted By Yamarocket630
That's sig line material right there.

That's sig line material right there.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Yamarocket630
What Michelins? I have never had anything but...

What Michelins? I have never had anything but good to say about the pilot road series. They stick great for an ST tire and last forever. They aren't the cheapest, but they make up for it by...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 27,222
Posted By Yamarocket630
I think we have narrowed it down to either...

I think we have narrowed it down to either Chattanooga or Barber motorsports museum. (Yes, Yama_wife likes that kinda thing too :clap) Not sure if we will have enough time for Barber though. How...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 27,222
Posted By Yamarocket630
Need route / destination advice from the collective

So I have talked Yama_wife into overnight bike trip #1. Looking for ideas on a destination within an easy day's ride of M-boro. Plan would be to leave on a Sat (probably mid morning) and ride to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 27,222
Posted By Yamarocket630
Didn't stop for any pictures but I did a "short"...

Didn't stop for any pictures but I did a "short" ride today.

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss45/yamarocket630/route_zpsq4aka6jo.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 75,380
Posted By Yamarocket630
Awesome work. Your thread sucked me in and i...

Awesome work. Your thread sucked me in and i read the whole thing yesterday (mostly at work :clap) . I want to tour your house too!
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 131,696
Posted By Yamarocket630
Breeze, Did you get ANOTHER bike?

Breeze, Did you get ANOTHER bike?
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 131,696
Posted By Yamarocket630
FZ1OA.com and 998cc.com are both good resources.

FZ1OA.com and 998cc.com are both good resources.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By Yamarocket630
Another vote for the yzf600r, but I might be...

Another vote for the yzf600r, but I might be biased. It's a great bike. Reliable, comfortable, fast enough, handles good. Unless they one you are looking at is pristine and low miles they can be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,366
Posted By Yamarocket630
No I haven't actually. Thanks for pointing that...

No I haven't actually. Thanks for pointing that out to me. I learned something new today.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,366
Posted By Yamarocket630
Not trying to start a fight because I know you...

Not trying to start a fight because I know you know your shit, but what kind of exotic / oddball 4 stroke engines do you work on that are all roller/ball bearings? I have also been working on cars...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,258
Posted By Yamarocket630
The OEM made it from steel for a reason. That...

The OEM made it from steel for a reason. That reason was probably cost, but why risk it? Unless you are fanatical about weight just save the few ounces somewhere else. If cost is not a factor and...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,778
Posted By Yamarocket630
I just installed the small JC Whitney case on my...

I just installed the small JC Whitney case on my son's Spree this weekend.. I think it looks good on there and the build quality of the case isn't bad at all for the $32 price I paid. The case also...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 22,392
Posted By Yamarocket630
And QUIET. Guess I wont be saving any lives...

And QUIET. Guess I wont be saving any lives...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 22,392
Posted By Yamarocket630
It Bear Creek Trail in Centerville. Not very...

It Bear Creek Trail in Centerville. Not very long and actually pretty smooth hard pack on the level areas but there are some steep and fairly long hills that are rough on a bike street bike.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 22,392
Posted By Yamarocket630
Just re-reading this thread.... this made me LOL....

Just re-reading this thread.... this made me LOL. I damn near spit rum all over the laptop....:puke2:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 22,392
Posted By Yamarocket630
It's POSSIBLE that I posted it's location in a...

It's POSSIBLE that I posted it's location in a different thread.
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 98,472
Posted By Yamarocket630
Resurrecting an old thread to belatedly introduce...

Resurrecting an old thread to belatedly introduce my "new" FZ1. I got her in an even trade for this last fall from an inmate in NY.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-11-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 139,262
Posted By Yamarocket630
Taken during a photo tag game ride today: ...

Taken during a photo tag game ride today:

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss45/yamarocket630/20150411_132646_zpsdd52fzol.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-11-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,428
Views: 650,012
Posted By Yamarocket630
Abandoned / decommissioned bridge on Windrow Rd....

Abandoned / decommissioned bridge on Windrow Rd. in Murfreesboro, TN

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss45/yamarocket630/20150411_152451_zpsp8ymsrbg.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 22,392
Posted By Yamarocket630
Picked up a new tag on the way home. I don't...

Picked up a new tag on the way home. I don't think it has been tagged yet.

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss45/yamarocket630/20150411_152451_zpsp8ymsrbg.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 22,392
Posted By Yamarocket630
Just in case anyone was wondering.... An FZ1 IS...

Just in case anyone was wondering.... An FZ1 IS NOT a dirt bike. She didn't take any naps on me, but she got mighty sleepy a few times. I ended up coming in from the opposite end of Bear Creek...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,681
Posted By Yamarocket630
Personally I will vote against the Ninja 250. ...

Personally I will vote against the Ninja 250. Lots of people love them, but I've had experience with them and think they have about the worst build quality of any bike I've ever seen. I also think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 549,986
Posted By Yamarocket630
Possibly saved a squid's life today...

This afternoon I was heading west on I24 south of Nashville in lane #2 of 4 in the cage at or near the speed limit. I'm closing quickly on a moving truck in my lane and other slower traffic in lane...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,681
Posted By Yamarocket630
It might help if you define what you mean by...

It might help if you define what you mean by a"screamer". To me that means a small displacement inline 4. That leaves your choices limited if you also want a naked bike. Either a "street fighter" aka...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By Yamarocket630
86 Honda Spree quit when hot

My son has a new to him 86 Spree. After you ride it for a while it just up and quits like the ignition was shut off. It will restart a few seconds later, but may not accept throttle if you restart...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-02-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,940
Posted By Yamarocket630
Maybe I'm thinking about this wrong, but more...

Maybe I'm thinking about this wrong, but more triple clamp offset (more of a V shape to the clamp like the originals) would give MORE trail, not less?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-29-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,428
Views: 650,012
Posted By Yamarocket630
Can I play too?

A couple with my old bike, need to get some with the "new" one.

A covered bridge near Bell Buckle, TN

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss45/yamarocket630/20130913_163221_zps166fbbd4.jpg

A...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Yamarocket630
http://wkrn.com/2015/03/27/missing-motorcyclist-fo...

http://wkrn.com/2015/03/27/missing-motorcyclist-found-dead-in-joelton/

He was found.

RIP. My condolenses to the family.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Yamarocket630
According to news reports from yesterday the...

According to news reports from yesterday the proposal died in the Senate.

http://www.wsmv.com/story/28615709/no-changes-to-tennessees-helmet-laws
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By Yamarocket630
Looks like a couple of Saab 900s in the garage.

Looks like a couple of Saab 900s in the garage.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Yamarocket630
edit thread title?

Can a mod please edit the thread title to correct my typo of the house bill number to HB0700?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Yamarocket630
Proposed legislation to allow motorcyclists to ride without a helmet in TN- HB007

A proposed bill (HB0700) in TN would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to ride without a helmet. I wont comment with my personal feelings on this because I don't want this kicked to CSM.

The...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,708
Posted By Yamarocket630
And in 5 years after it finally pays for itself...

And in 5 years after it finally pays for itself the damn thingoup and quits. Give me the 1980 fridge. It is still working just fine. Not having to replace it every 5-7 years is a long-term cost...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,391
Posted By Yamarocket630
"Break in" procedures are there in your owner's...

"Break in" procedures are there in your owner's manual because people think they need to be there. Modern engines really dont require any running in. Machining tolerances are so much better than...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,634
Posted By Yamarocket630
At your price point you are going to find: ...

At your price point you are going to find:

1. Completely trashed sport bikes

2. Completely trashed beginner bikes

3. High mileage bikes (50k + miles) that might actually be well cared for. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,675
Posted By Yamarocket630
So this issue is so common that people build hold...

So this issue is so common that people build hold downs for their site glass and / or carry spares? Way to go BMW.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,320
Posted By Yamarocket630
Over pants are great. People give you really...

Over pants are great. People give you really strange looks the first time they see you "strip down" in the office.
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By Yamarocket630
I can't wait... F*** winter already! ...

I can't wait... F*** winter already!

Seriously though, post up where you will be a few days in advance and the locals on this board will give you more route and destination suggestions than you...
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