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Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By superkram
Thanks for the replies. Any pictures with &...

Thanks for the replies. Any pictures with & without emissions equipment?
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By superkram
Sorry to revive an old thread... Trying...

Sorry to revive an old thread...

Trying to track down an unburnt fuel/oil smell on a new-to-me '07 B1250 from a previous short-time owner who doesn't have much history on the bike.

Any...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,751
Posted By superkram
Somewhere between I-10 and Alpine, TX

Something about the west Texas landscape makes everything look good.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/SuperKram1/2006%20Yamaha%20FJR/FJRdesert.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,751
Posted By superkram
I loved Marfa and the Big Bend. Stayed in a...

I loved Marfa and the Big Bend. Stayed in a teepee at El Cosmico, definitely one of my best overnight experiences on the road! Here's me and the FJR next to the awesome Prada storefront on Hwy90.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,149
Posted By superkram
Is it easier to wheelie on a GSA versus the...

Is it easier to wheelie on a GSA versus the "regular" GS due to the GSA's shorter first gear?

I've actually never wheelied a bike despite almost 40K miles in three years. My FJR & both 'stroms...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,841
Posted By superkram
Not on a motorcycle, but similar to what OP was...

Not on a motorcycle, but similar to what OP was asking for. January 2nd 2000, between Dateland and Gila Bend, AZ. I was driving my Jeep overnight from Austin, TX to San Diego on I-8. I'd planned to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 89,699
Posted By superkram
Hit 500K yet?

Hit 500K yet?
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By superkram
Corbin seat: The ReButtening

Picked up a used Corbin seat for $200 on Craigslist from a former DL1000 owner. Mounted on the DL1K last night, and WOW! :eek1
...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By superkram
Both items are definitiely on my to-do list....

Both items are definitiely on my to-do list. Looking forward to upgrading front rotor with a 4-pot caliper bracket kit from SV Racing and coming up with a new suspension front & rear.

First...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By superkram
Pictures! Finally.

As promised, pictures of the current upgrades:

The DL1000 as it sits now with new windscreen, handlebars, & luggage:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,225
Posted By superkram
I'm a deaf rider and use sign language. Have...

I'm a deaf rider and use sign language. Have dealt with periodic episodes of vertigo dizziness since I was 23 (I'm 36 now) with varying degrees of frequency & duration. As someone mentioned, severe...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,274
Posted By superkram
Amazing. What's are the differences between...

Amazing. What's are the differences between '06-earlier vs '07-later ECUs? Did you find yours off eBay?
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By superkram
Sorry for the lack of follow-up! I was busy...

Sorry for the lack of follow-up! I was busy moving & working on a friend's Wrangler. Drove his Wrangler from FL up to TN to get my 4Runner back, and was wistfully looking at all the beautiful...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By superkram
Question To roll_it_on: What year was your son's DL1000? ...

To roll_it_on: What year was your son's DL1000?

I'm definitely interested in the Werks clutch basket. I thought all 2005+ Vees had the improved clutch basket. Mine definitely doesn't have good...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By superkram
I'm the same way. The DL1000 brakes aren't on the...

I'm the same way. The DL1000 brakes aren't on the same level with the FJR or FZ1 brakes. The DL1000 is definitely lighter than the FJR, but not so light that it blows me around like my previous 1st...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By superkram
New SunPass toll transponder bracket

As any rider knows, stopping for tolls and fumbling for change is a bigger PITA than in a cage. It's also hard to find a place to secure your toll transponder from targets of opportunity.

And...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By superkram
Sold FJR, bought DL1000. Let the farrrrkles begin!

So. Sold my FJR to an inmate (Timan) who gave me his '06 DL1000 plus cash. Nice guy, was glad to see it go to a good home. So now, I have a new toy! Like all new toys, things must be tinkered and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By superkram
Still struggling to answer that one. Just got my...

Still struggling to answer that one. Just got my tax refund. :norton
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By superkram
Anyway, heard back from the folks at Traxxion....

Anyway, heard back from the folks at Traxxion. The FJR setup with the AK20 fronts and Penske 8975 non-reservoir would run me about $2100 + GA tax, including installation and setup.

I was hoping...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By superkram
Grin. Nothing to do with reliability. It's my...

Grin. Nothing to do with reliability. It's my German blood. I think classic Jags and Ferraris are pretty, but I always end up sticking with the BMWs and Porsches I grew up with. Ditto the RX7s and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By superkram
With 24.5K on the original pads and rotors, I...

With 24.5K on the original pads and rotors, I wouldn't be surprised. Front is great, rear no idea why. I trust my guy here in Orlando though, as he only installs parts & doesn't order them for me....
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,348
Posted By superkram
Really liked the '11 GSX1250FA I tried out at a...

Really liked the '11 GSX1250FA I tried out at a local BMW dealer, but didn't like the price or hit I would've had to take on my FJR as a trade-in. A Sargent seat was the only mod... it felt great,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By superkram
By the way.... my shop called and told me my FJR...

By the way.... my shop called and told me my FJR needs a new rear rotor due to warping at 24.5K miles. Could a warped rotor have any effect on fuel economy? I can never seem to get better than 36-37...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By superkram
Good points, keep 'em coming. The power...

Good points, keep 'em coming.

The power and smoothness of the FJR are fantastic on the open road. With tax season, I can afford a Traxxion suspension and maybe a new Givi V47 top case to match...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,603
Posted By superkram
FJR corner carver: buy Traxxion or sell for FZ1/etc?

Hello all,

Love my '06 FJR1300A, I've added 12K miles in 7 months of ownership, including a 5,500-mile trip to Calfornia and back over the holiday break. Pros: fast, comfy, good looking. Cons:...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,060
Posted By superkram
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844386...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844386

I'll be doing the same thing December 21 to January 5th. Right now my plan is to slab it between Orlando and Tucson on I-10, then see how the...
Forum: Americas 11-30-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By superkram
Thanks for the east AZ, south NM, and Big Bend ride suggestions!

Many many thanks to NFE and Buls4evr! This is exactly the kind of riding I'm looking for my return trip between Tucson & Austin.

Have always wanted to visit Carlsbad Caverns and Big Bend Park. ...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By superkram
For the return trip to FL, does anyone have good...

For the return trip to FL, does anyone have good west-to-east suggestions for Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas?
Forum: Americas 11-27-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By superkram
12-day Xmas break. FJR from Orlando to Tucson & back. Ideas?

UPDATE 11/30/12:
Wow! I now have 15 days off from December 21st to January 6th. Will be able to spend a bit more time exploring the roads between Tucson & Austin.

Hell, I might even make a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,245
Posted By superkram
Having luggage (hard or strapped down, NOT just...

Having luggage (hard or strapped down, NOT just wearing a backpack like most squids) helps state "you have experience and that you're likely riding for a purpose" to most LEOs. Avoid large logos...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,040
Posted By superkram
Stop talking. I just bought an FJR a month ago,...

Stop talking. I just bought an FJR a month ago, an immediately started asking myself the same question.
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,966
Posted By superkram
[QUOTE=Shadow 9er;18396934]I recently completed...

[QUOTE=Shadow 9er;18396934]I recently completed (mostly) my painting project. I had to use a bit of body filler on a dent on the used tank I purchased to replace the original one, which was caved in....
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,966
Posted By superkram
I've sprayed several bikes with rattlecan paint,...

I've sprayed several bikes with rattlecan paint, and have done my fair share of touch up work on cars I've owned or sold for others. The main thing is the quality of your prep work. You can get...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By superkram
Just finished a 3K mile trip on the Wee from...

Just finished a 3K mile trip on the Wee from Orlando to New Orleans up to St. Louis and back through the TN Smokies. I spent most of my time running 80-95 indicated and averaged 42-44 mpg. I don't...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,917
Posted By superkram
Wee rider here, the DL650 just fits the bill. My...

Wee rider here, the DL650 just fits the bill. My only complaint is 39-42 mpg slabbing 90mph on days when I'm trying to make good time.

Otherwise, it's been a dream. Metzeler ME880 tires, 16T...
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By superkram
Happy lowside, crappy wait (Ark Ozarks on Wee)

Typing this 30 miles out of St. Louis as I charge up my phone for final approach directions to my sister's new place.

I lowsided yesterday on the Wee on AR123 (paved) in Ozark National Park,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,960
Posted By superkram
Thanks for the replies everyone! I just need to...

Thanks for the replies everyone! I just need to get a little seat time on a used DL1000 or B1250.

Meanwhile, Wee's still humming along as always. :D
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,960
Posted By superkram
Looks like I'll try shooting for a DL1000. I'm a...

Looks like I'll try shooting for a DL1000. I'm a grad student with a professional internship... the new Bandit 1250 and BMW suggestions are out of my price range unless loans are involved, not a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,960
Posted By superkram
Thank you! No lectures, please. I control...

Thank you!

No lectures, please. I control myself just fine on tight roads. Its the wide long straights where I want power and economy.

In other words, the TDI of sport-tourers. My previous...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,717
Posted By superkram
Excellent eye for architecture and texture there,...

Excellent eye for architecture and texture there, looking forward to more. My father spent many mini-vacations in the area on his early CB's in '69-70.
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