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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13,453
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Posted By RocketMan
Good one! When I was looking at google maps to...

Good one! When I was looking at google maps to find a new tag spot and came across that airstrip, well, how could I Not use it for a tag?! What a great name for an airstrip, who'd have thunk?? :rofl...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,567
Posted By RocketMan
I did, I now have an IT700V :rofl Actually,...

I did, I now have an IT700V :rofl
Actually, between the airhead and the IT when it came to parting with one to buy the SR400 and after the way the IT handled my 3000 mile Delta Blues Trail ride to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,567
Posted By RocketMan
the TAG_A_ROO

(the saga continues...)

Well, just as I had finally found a comfortable sleeping position, I am rudely awoken by a rubber gater nipping at my nose and a plastic Duck jumping wildly up and down on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,567
Posted By RocketMan
Snatch!

Does a self-imposed Bruce count? It was Not Nokesville Park (but i knew that, (now)) :huh

But when I got to the right spot, it was as I expected, there were 30 some inmates milling about,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,567
Posted By RocketMan
Well, I kinda sorta almost definitely know where...

Well, I kinda sorta almost definitely know where this is but the name of the road the park is on isn't really the same as the park or ville its near but its only one I can find that is (was) on the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
Having worn out the rear tire at just under 6K...

Having worn out the rear tire at just under 6K I'm looking to replace it with a Metzeler 110/90. Pricier than the Shinto but based on past experience with putting over sized tires on vintage/classic...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
If you've never owned/ridden a air-cooled single...

If you've never owned/ridden a air-cooled single its really hard to say if you'll like it or hate it. They are pretty unique machines with their own set of quirks. for most it either a love or hate...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-17-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,567
Posted By RocketMan
OK, so is that a Brand that doesn't yet exist or...

OK, so is that a Brand that doesn't yet exist or Dealership that doesn't exist yet? ::D

I had thought about going for the tag yesterday when I went for a nice ride, but between heading in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-11-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,567
Posted By RocketMan
is it already time again for......

333366
:rofl:rofl

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-03-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 337,274
Posted By RocketMan
I resemble that comment as I happen to own one,...

I resemble that comment as I happen to own one, or an IT700V anyways! But I don't wear no hiviz crap, I mean who would wear one of those???:D
RM
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, same here on wondering about the lives and...

Yeah, same here on wondering about the lives and times of those who might have lived there.

Http://Roadrunes.com/Images%20on%20Words%20frame.htm

Read the first link, entitled The House kinda...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,567
Posted By RocketMan
Well, perhaps folks here can't count past 3 cause...

Well, perhaps folks here can't count past 3 cause I did indicate Ali was under plank no. 14, (or was it three or maybe it was plank 10 or 96 or 66 ...?? ) :rofl:rofl:rofl

guess i should take a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
Went out for a nice ride today, did about 82...

Went out for a nice ride today, did about 82 miles and met a Dude on a 07 Bullet 500 and chatted with him a bit. Lives near me so we'll hopefully hook up for a thumper run soon.
Great weather got...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-25-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,567
Posted By RocketMan
Tag

As Richard Feynman (http://www.feynman.com/) so readily demonstrated during the hearings into the Shuttle disaster, the Shuttle booster O-Rings get very B______ at and below 32 Deg. F.

the money...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-25-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13,453
Views: 668,567
Posted By RocketMan
Snatch!

Grabbed Ali this AM from Mosby's Home in Warrenton, corner of Main and S. Calhoun St.

http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/brittle/PC250001.JPG


http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/brittle/PC250002.JPG

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-25-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 337,274
Posted By RocketMan
One thing I've found that helps is using a beaded...

One thing I've found that helps is using a beaded seat cover, with a good pair of riding pants they are pretty comfortable and help keep water from building up right at the crotch. Plus in summer...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
I got in a nice ride last week, a bit chilly at...

I got in a nice ride last week, a bit chilly at 45 without wind protection but I did rig a split pig-tail connector from the battery so I can run my heated gloves as well as keep my battery...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2,814
Views: 145,944
Posted By RocketMan
most likely in. RM

most likely in.
RM
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
If you mean the metal milk crates from when they...

If you mean the metal milk crates from when they delivered milk and such to your door, look on eBay there are plenty for sale. I've been planning on getting one for my CB125.
RM
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
Yesterday it got up to nearly 70' and when the...

Yesterday it got up to nearly 70' and when the sun came out around noon I decided to play hooke for the afternoon and headed out for a nice 100 mile ride around some of my favourite local roads....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 139,914
Posted By RocketMan
It actually turned into a beautiful day for a...

It actually turned into a beautiful day for a ride, got in a short one between errands and getting new tires on the NT700. Hope you got out as well.

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 139,914
Posted By RocketMan
I got along there Tues, since I had the day off....

I got along there Tues, since I had the day off. always a pleasent ride.
here's my report, took the SR400 for a nice 200 mile jaunt.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, I have checked it out and it seems they do....

Yeah, I have checked it out and it seems they do. Probably won't pull the trigger in this as yet as I'm working on some projects for the CB125 over the winter.

RM
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
That video is also useful in seeing how the gas...

That video is also useful in seeing how the gas lines are connected under the tank and how best to disconnect them and the wire for the fuel level.

So everything I've read here suggests that its...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
Having the day off and with the weather promising...

Having the day off and with the weather promising to be perfect for riding I headed out on the SR for a nice long ride along some of my favourite roads including one that runs down a little valley...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
yeah, right here, from my camping trip ...

yeah, right here, from my camping trip

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25072365&postcount=1893

RM
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
this is kinda kool, a whole gaggle of SR400's in...

this is kinda kool, a whole gaggle of SR400's in Thailand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51WbbKFlZj8#t=218

what's interesting too, is that even the ones with short or open exhausts just don't...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
While I am no expert of FI systems but when I...

While I am no expert of FI systems but when I asked a good friend who is very knowledgeable on these systems about the poser commander and noted it does not have a hook up to the O2 sensor on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
For those of you considering some sort of saddle...

For those of you considering some sort of saddle bags, I got a set of the small tourmaster bags as seen here Here (http://www.compacc.com/p/tourmaster-select-luggage-saddle-bags).

They go on in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
Had to laugh when I read this, if anything, for...

Had to laugh when I read this, if anything, for me, riding a small bike, esp something unique like my 1975 CB125 is an ego booster simply because it attracts so much attention. Its rare that I ride...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 337,274
Posted By RocketMan
I ride many of those roads on an almost weekly or...

I ride many of those roads on an almost weekly or sometimes, daily basis if I take a break from work to go for a nice ride, only coming from the east and north (woodbridge) down to Warrenton for...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
that's what I have on mine and having it fit...

that's what I have on mine and having it fit inside the ears doesn't seem to be an issue. Really helps at 60+.

I'll be interested in your comments once you get new tires on yours, what you get and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
I don't bother with the indicator any more, just...

I don't bother with the indicator any more, just kick it thru til it hits the compression stroke, pull in the compression release swing it thru another 1/4 stroke of the kicker, release the release...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
Wow, you store the bike hanging from the ceiling?...

Wow, you store the bike hanging from the ceiling? must a bitch starting it like that! :D

RM
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
I'm catching up on ya, just hit 5000.4 today on...

I'm catching up on ya, just hit 5000.4 today on my coffee run down to a local river side park. I don't think I've had so much fun on any bike that I have owned in the 45 years of owning one bike or...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
One of the joys of having a simple machine, when...

One of the joys of having a simple machine, when something does go amiss, its often road-side fixable. That was one of the reason's I loved my old airheads, there is a saying among the /5 riders,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
I would think an air cooled 700 thumper could get...

I would think an air cooled 700 thumper could get a bit rough at speed. The mid 70's 500 single dual-sport I rode a few times for any distance really got the buzz on at highway speeds so I'd have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
For me maintaining 70 on the slab for any length...

For me maintaining 70 on the slab for any length of time is about as fast as I like to ride any bike, 75 for periods as needed. Even on my bigger machines like my old 900~1000cc Airheads or my NT...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
That's what I thought as well, although they do...

That's what I thought as well, although they do kinda push that idea on the ads for it, along with showing women riders. I have recently met two riders, both young, 20~30 something who bought the SR...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 278,179
Posted By RocketMan
I was looking at the horn placement and wiring...

I was looking at the horn placement and wiring yesterday as I am planning on replacing it, given that most MC horns are pretty useless; "Ahem, excuse me, Mam, but I'm kinda in this lane already" and...
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