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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,751
Posted By cbreakin
I have the 2014 standard model, I chose it due to...

I have the 2014 standard model, I chose it due to cost. After riding the bike for several thousand miles I realize the merits of the ES. I generally keep the bike set-up for a brisk canon pace,...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-10-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks for the kind words! She's a blast to ride...

Thanks for the kind words! She's a blast to ride for sure!
Forum: 2 smokers 04-07-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 373,816
Posted By cbreakin
The Lomas pipes work well for my intended...

The Lomas pipes work well for my intended purpose. They have a strong "hit" that comes on at about 6,000rpm and pull hard to about 10,000. I do feel that they sacrafice some low end and midrange...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-06-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 373,816
Posted By cbreakin
73 RD350 I rebuilt over the winter ...

73 RD350 I rebuilt over the winter

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/image1.jpg (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/cbreakin/media/image1.jpg.html)
Forum: 2 smokers 04-06-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By cbreakin
73 RD350 rebuild

I acquired a 73 RD350 in "ok" condition. Over the winter I rebuilt most of it in a effort to make her a good, fun, reliable, runner for cruising my local canyons (ACH, Big Pines, Upper Big T etc). ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27,728
Views: 5,497,582
Posted By cbreakin
Very true, I didn't notice an pinging or...

Very true, I didn't notice an pinging or knocking, but I did only ride for about 45min, cool temps, and no pulling hills in too high of a gear either.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27,728
Views: 5,497,582
Posted By cbreakin
I just added the arrow headers and akra pipe on...

I just added the arrow headers and akra pipe on my 14. I have a PCV on order but decided to take the bike for a spin as is...all I can say is WOW! Theres a hugely noticeable power increase...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27,728
Views: 5,497,582
Posted By cbreakin
The stock windscreen on the 2014 Tenere isn't...

The stock windscreen on the 2014 Tenere isn't horrible, but being 6'2" my helmet was constantly in "dirty air." For me, the stock screen wasn't high enough to push the turbulent air over the top,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27,728
Views: 5,497,582
Posted By cbreakin
I agree 100% with you and your friend's...

I agree 100% with you and your friend's assessment of the Tenere. I love the way mine rides and handles in the twistys. I have the base model so I'm not sure if it applies to you but I raised the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-06-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,873
Posted By cbreakin
You won't regret it. I purchased a 2014 non-ES...

You won't regret it. I purchased a 2014 non-ES model in June and I've already put ~5000mi on it. I've taken it on a 6 day cruise through 7 states fully loaded, camping off of the bike every night,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By cbreakin
Sorry to hear about the leak. I'd do just as you...

Sorry to hear about the leak. I'd do just as you are and speak with your Yamaha dealer first. If they're any good they'll make some phone calls on your behalf and hopefully come up with some sort...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27,728
Views: 5,497,582
Posted By cbreakin
I too have a 2014 and wouldn't describe the motor...

I too have a 2014 and wouldn't describe the motor as having too much tractor feel, however I haven't ridden a previous model so I'm not able to compare. I've read that the 2014 may not be as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9,405
Views: 2,198,326
Posted By cbreakin
Here's mine somewhere in Utah ...

Here's mine somewhere in Utah

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/IMG_0309.jpg (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/cbreakin/media/IMG_0309.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 62,873
Posted By cbreakin
I'm a new owner of a Super Tenere, and also had...

I'm a new owner of a Super Tenere, and also had apprehensions about all of the electronic nannies. My back ground started with dirt bikes, and then track ridden 600cc sport bikes, none of which had...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 182,466
Posted By cbreakin
Here's mine, Grandpa bought it new in '68. This...

Here's mine, Grandpa bought it new in '68. This first pic was taken in the early 80s. Thats Grandpa and me

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/photo-11.jpg

I grew up with the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,263
Posted By cbreakin
This here is the spirit of the thread! You don't...

This here is the spirit of the thread! You don't have to pony up for an FJR or GS the get out on the road and enjoy life. Im many cases our "converted" bikes serve our purposes much better than...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,513
Posted By cbreakin
I have a 2009 TE510 so naturally I pay much...

I have a 2009 TE510 so naturally I pay much attention to threads concerning the issues and reliability of these machines. That being said I've done most of the common preventative "mods" (securing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,263
Posted By cbreakin
Both of those Kawis are awesome! There's nothing...

Both of those Kawis are awesome! There's nothing like taking a machine and making it your own.:1drink
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,263
Posted By cbreakin
Post up your converted sportbikes!

Hi just wanted to see if anyone else is touring on a once was hyper-sport. This is my 2002 R1, I bought it on the cheap with a roached second/sixth gear, missing wheel spacers, gummed up tank/fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,140
Posted By cbreakin
I dont't think the later bikes need the coolant...

I dont't think the later bikes need the coolant crossover hose addressed, but here was the issue on 2009 and older bikes: The stock hose was prone the failure when exposed to extreme heat and psi. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By cbreakin
Blackbird! That bike moves more than the body, it...

Blackbird! That bike moves more than the body, it moves the soul!
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks for the replies! When I pulled the...

Thanks for the replies! When I pulled the throttle bodies to access the valve cover I noticed the number 4 intake boot had a loose clamp, I'm hoping thats it, but I'm fairly certain those seal pretty...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By cbreakin
Well checked the valves today...typical Yamaha. ...

Well checked the valves today...typical Yamaha. Everything was in spec, not just in spec but in the middle and for the most part consistent across all 20 valves! Any other ideas?
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By cbreakin
In this case it's cylinder #3. Thanks for the...

In this case it's cylinder #3. Thanks for the replies, looks I'll be doing a valve clearance check/leak down test...let the fun begin!
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By cbreakin
Throttle body sync question

I preformed a throttle body sync on my 2002 R1. I hooked up the carbtune fired up/warmed the bike and saw the first three cylinders were all within ~10mm/Hg of each other, however cylinder 4 was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,519
Posted By cbreakin
I hear you there, I long distance ride on an 02...

I hear you there, I long distance ride on an 02 R1 with the LSL bar conversion. At least on that bike the buffeting problem was cured with a SHORTER windscreen, keeping the helmet in "clean" air.
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,519
Posted By cbreakin
Kawi builds something pretty close...the Ninja...

Kawi builds something pretty close...the Ninja 1000 (not the to be confused with the ZX-10). Im not sure if the wind protection is everything you want, but the factory adjustable screen is a step in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,967
Posted By cbreakin
Well, the two bikes look almost nothing alike. ...

Well, the two bikes look almost nothing alike. The r6s will have conventional forks where the r6 will have inverted units. The clip-ons on the r6s are mounted above the triples, where the r6 has...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 916,069
Posted By cbreakin
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/D...

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/DSC01546.jpg

This is my "cheap" find. All said and done the deal turned out be just OK. I bought the bike for $500, it had been sitting for 4 or...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,948
Posted By cbreakin
The kit was very complete, everything needed for...

The kit was very complete, everything needed for installation is there. Besides the obvious (clutch cable, brake lines, top clamp, and bars) LSL actually included some spacers that go between the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,948
Posted By cbreakin
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/IMG_0121.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 28,948
Posted By cbreakin
I recently picked up this 2002 R1 I'm using as a...

I recently picked up this 2002 R1 I'm using as a sport tourer. I added the LSL bar kit, corbin seat, and alaska leather sheepskin. So far its been great. I'm able to do 400 mile days and still...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,635
Posted By cbreakin
We have a few guys from my dept. (San Bernardino...

We have a few guys from my dept. (San Bernardino County Fire) doing the same ride. We're leaving on Sep 2, however being on a sportbike I'm only going as far as Utah. Looks like we'll be a day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,664
Posted By cbreakin
I agree, the author probably wasn't run off the...

I agree, the author probably wasn't run off the road, but I can say that here in SoCal it's not uncommon to see a group of sportbike "riderz" or "stuntaz," sporting spiked out brain buckets, leather...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By cbreakin
Is that pic Jackson lake by chance? Nice pics...

Is that pic Jackson lake by chance? Nice pics and a great ride. I'm local to the area and love riding here. There's a dirt "fire road" off of Lone Pine Cyn that snakes over the mountains to MT....
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 83,441
Views: 9,509,877
Posted By cbreakin
The wolfman pack is the beta rear bag with...

The wolfman pack is the beta rear bag with dimensions of roughly 32x11x9 and the dirt-bagz are the scout model, which is the smaller set they offer. I'm not using a rear rack on the bike, I just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 83,441
Views: 9,509,877
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks for the compliment. It's a National Cycle...

Thanks for the compliment. It's a National Cycle deflector screen.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 83,441
Views: 9,509,877
Posted By cbreakin
With this bike loaded the way it was standing up...

With this bike loaded the way it was standing up was the way to go in the sand. I had zero issues with the way the bike handled as long as I stood up. The second I got tired and tried to sit the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 83,441
Views: 9,509,877
Posted By cbreakin
Just got back from a 3 day trip on the mojave...

Just got back from a 3 day trip on the mojave trail last night. It was an epic ride with lots to see and do. The XR650L is a great rig for this kind of riding! Here are few pics.
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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,139
Posted By cbreakin
Just got back from the mojave trail lat night. ...

Just got back from the mojave trail lat night. It was an epic ride with lots to see and do. Here are few pics.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/DSC01081.jpg...
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