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Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 160,369
Posted By Brad Felmey
Our local Shriner motorcycle team (of which I am...

Our local Shriner motorcycle team (of which I am a member) has chosen the 2014 CB500F non-ABS as our new team bike. This is a picture of the first three we've picked up so far (takes a bit to get...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 160,369
Posted By Brad Felmey
I tested this today on my brand-new, 0-miles 2014...

I tested this today on my brand-new, 0-miles 2014 CB500F non-ABS in black (not that the color really matters to these results).

I found the bike on the freeway to be a surprise. The engine was...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-25-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,022
Posted By Brad Felmey
On River Road between Terlingua and Presidio...

On River Road between Terlingua and Presidio there's an old on-location movie set from a western film. That road is also much fun to ride.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hibachirama/261204182/
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-21-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,022
Posted By Brad Felmey
Big Bend.

Big Bend.
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,272
Posted By Brad Felmey
The only time where I've observed a detriment to...

The only time where I've observed a detriment to "too much" grease is in the front hubs of 4-wheel-drive trucks, because the hubs can't move laterally to engage/disengage as they're effectively...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-17-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 28,125
Posted By Brad Felmey
Welcome, John!

Welcome, John!
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 885,415
Posted By Brad Felmey
I got $2900 for mine a week ago, but it had a...

I got $2900 for mine a week ago, but it had a whole lot of extra money bolted onto it and didn't have any condition issues. I certainly had much more than $2900 in it.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,785
Posted By Brad Felmey
It's been about a year and a half since the last...

It's been about a year and a half since the last update - did you ever make any more progress on this?
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,032
Posted By Brad Felmey
Lots of good advice here. Even more, erm, suspect...

Lots of good advice here. Even more, erm, suspect advice.

I agree with others that the earlier 'Wings can be a joy. Right now I have an '83 Interstate, an '86 SE-i, and an '01 1800ABS.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 25,829
Posted By Brad Felmey
I've had mine a year and 500 miles. The hard bits...

I've had mine a year and 500 miles. The hard bits are good kit, but the soft parts won't be mistaken for Honda.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-03-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,326
Posted By Brad Felmey
I'll be in Corpus Christi this Friday. One of...

I'll be in Corpus Christi this Friday. One of these doggone first Fridays I'll be able to make it again. <sigh>
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 76,807
Posted By Brad Felmey
That's simply awesome. :clap

That's simply awesome. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,294
Posted By Brad Felmey
Holy mother...

Holy mother...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Brad Felmey
Not all that much. You can make the 1100 carbs...

Not all that much. You can make the 1100 carbs fit on the 1k, which gains you accelerator pump(s).*

* Different 1100 years have different carbs - early model has a single shared accel pump and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Brad Felmey
Rust-free tanks. Some of the plastics.

Rust-free tanks. Some of the plastics.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By Brad Felmey
The '83 cast wheels are a swap *with the '83...

The '83 cast wheels are a swap *with the '83 spacers!*

Honda brand Moly 60. Accept no substitute.

The timing belts cross-reference to Gates T274, available from just about anywhere that carries...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,024,949
Posted By Brad Felmey
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,024,949
Posted By Brad Felmey
Geebus effing keerist, would someone please punt...

Geebus effing keerist, would someone please punt the ABS rabbit trail off into the nearest oil thread? If I want to hear religious opinions on ABS I'll go look for a thread covering it.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 561,806
Posted By Brad Felmey
That didn't take long. LOL

That didn't take long. LOL
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 561,806
Posted By Brad Felmey
Free Honda CB/CL/SL 250/350 Manual

This is an original loose-leaf Honda manual for the following:

CB250
CB250K2
CB250K3
CB250K4
CB350
CB350K2
CB350K3
CB350K4
Forum: Old's Cool 08-03-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By Brad Felmey
That is a very wise choice. The carbs on these...

That is a very wise choice. The carbs on these are just horrid to begin with, and if you dork with the airbox they become damn near unlivable unless you have really low standards.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,785
Posted By Brad Felmey
I've ridden both, but certainly more miles on a...

I've ridden both, but certainly more miles on a 'Wing.

I have never regretted my '01 GL1800 GoldWing purchase. With that said, several points in this thread I agree with:


Buy the one you...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By Brad Felmey
The forks can lower the nose of the bike but...

The forks can lower the nose of the bike but doing this also affects the handling. It isn't bad per se, just something to be aware of.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 25,829
Posted By Brad Felmey
I found the vendor site...

I found the vendor site (http://www.chemtech.net.au/cr_ec_ct18.html) for this and have entered a contact request asking if they have a State-side distributor.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,268
Posted By Brad Felmey
These are pretty hard to come by in...

These are pretty hard to come by in non-splattered condition. I'm just old enough to have a fondness for them, although your observations are correct - compared to newer models it's slow and has weak...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,133
Posted By Brad Felmey
Serious masochist to "just love" KZs. I have had...

Serious masochist to "just love" KZs. I have had several and have two now. They are not very good bikes.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 32,500
Posted By Brad Felmey
Watching closely, as I do all your builds....

Watching closely, as I do all your builds. Enjoying it immensely.

I have an UltraSonic cleaner. It's great.

So is my soda blaster.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,554
Posted By Brad Felmey
I visited the Betty Boop place (Beez?) when I was...

I visited the Betty Boop place (Beez?) when I was here last. Had a great (and great big) breakfast courtesy of DireWolf and met some really nice folks.

I need to repay Mr. Wolf. ;)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,133
Posted By Brad Felmey
CB was street, CL was dual-sport. Well, ish. ...

CB was street, CL was dual-sport. Well, ish.

To the OP: I hope you are cognizant of what's ahead and clear-eyed on your starting point. These bikes are a dime a dozen and better starting points...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 73,857
Posted By Brad Felmey
We came through a small town (Baker City) that...

We came through a small town (Baker City) that had a huge gathering of all kinds of motorcycles. We stopped for a bit to thaw and there were a lot of ADV-type bikes around. Heard it was the Hell's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,554
Posted By Brad Felmey
Best greasy spoons in PDX?

Staying in downtown Portland at the Embassy Suites until Friday. I'm a big fan of eating local stuff, meaning no chain food.

Anyone have suggestions of good places to eat that the locals would be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By Brad Felmey
Wandering northwest 2-up. Plan to be in Portland...

Wandering northwest 2-up. Plan to be in Portland Saturday afternoon and hanging around through the next Thursday.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 25,829
Posted By Brad Felmey
Oh, and $DEITY help you if you ride into...

Oh, and $DEITY help you if you ride into construction pavement grooves at 70 or so. My butt cheeks swallowed the entire seat.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 25,829
Posted By Brad Felmey
It isn't a lack of engine power - I have had mine...

It isn't a lack of engine power - I have had mine up to 75-80 and still felt like it had more. Your testicles will wave the white flag before then. The C5 Classic feels very twitchy at speed....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By Brad Felmey
We're going to be headed down to Pacific...

We're going to be headed down to Pacific Palisades (LA area) to visit my brother, so we have to head south.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,107
Posted By Brad Felmey
I cannot abide in-canal ear plugs for any length...

I cannot abide in-canal ear plugs for any length of time. I have had custom-moulded silicone done, tried expanding, non-expanding, the works. I can only last about 20 minutes maximum and I have to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 32,500
Posted By Brad Felmey
:clap

:clap
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-21-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,326
Posted By Brad Felmey
:rofl:clap:clap:clap

:rofl:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,783
Posted By Brad Felmey
I have to add in my agreement about the OEM air...

I have to add in my agreement about the OEM air box. I help maintain a fleet of 16 matched KZ440A models, and the carbs are just horrid. If you so much as remove the snorkel to the air box the carbs...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 93,477
Posted By Brad Felmey
Old Guzzi still kept by the original owner's...

Old Guzzi still kept by the original owner's family. Current registration and still ridden on the road regularly. I took about a billion pictures of this.
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