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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By tubebender
My son and I rode a few miles of it a couple of...

My son and I rode a few miles of it a couple of months ago, but on smaller (650 cc) bikes.
It's an dead end OHV trail, so there is a gate at Romero Camuesa. As it's not maintained, it's essentially...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,785
Posted By tubebender
Nice find. You got a really good condition...

Nice find. You got a really good condition 'Barbie' bike.

For your reading enjoyment:
http://watt-man.com/uploads/KLR_Timeline.pdf
http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 1,917,974
Posted By tubebender
Here is my son’s bike, a 2007 XT225. This was one...

Here is my son’s bike, a 2007 XT225. This was one of those times when I should have paid closer attention, but focused on the wrong things. The add said it was a 1 owner, 500 mile bike. Price was in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28,151
Views: 5,654,824
Posted By tubebender
With all my riding gear approx. 245 lbs. 10 lbs...

With all my riding gear approx. 245 lbs. 10 lbs in and including tank bag. 2 lbs GPS and SPOT. 3 lbs in Aux light. No crash bars.
Rear box with normal load is about 25 lbs.

This puts my F / R...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28,151
Views: 5,654,824
Posted By tubebender
I just went from .95 to .90 on the front. With...

I just went from .95 to .90 on the front. With the .95 I could get 55 mm sag with no additional pre-load but I could go no lower.
I don't know what I have yet; tomorrow is set up day.

I too made...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28,151
Views: 5,654,824
Posted By tubebender
I happen to like the ONyx light, but hey, that's...

I happen to like the ONyx light, but hey, that's my bike in the picture :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,574
Posted By tubebender
Yeah, my wife (she's from Carp) and I moved away...

Yeah, my wife (she's from Carp) and I moved away back in '88 and can't afford to move back.
The only saving grace is my Dad still lives there. In fact, I'll be up there in March for a few days of...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 211,234
Posted By tubebender
Don't know if we're related, but I've been...

Don't know if we're related, but I've been rooting for this guy for a few years.
Carl Azevedo
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,490
Posted By tubebender
http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu264/tubebende...

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu264/tubebender/Tube%20II/173-7375_IMG.jpg

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu264/tubebender/Tube%20II/173-7374_IMG.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28,151
Views: 5,654,824
Posted By tubebender
Over on the Super Tenere forum a few folks have...

Over on the Super Tenere forum a few folks have installed a handle bar switch to control those functions. Here's the thread
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=1783.msg30122#msg30122
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By tubebender
+1. I have the electrified version. No issues in...

+1. I have the electrified version. No issues in 2.5 years.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,823
Posted By tubebender
Wow, what a great find :thumb

Wow, what a great find :thumb
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By tubebender
IMS is the place to go. The store I use has a...

IMS is the place to go. The store I use has a great selection of pre-cut sizes and shapes of aluminum, steel, brass, copper, etc.

Even my wife likes to go there!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By tubebender
I like your style! I own a Super T, but damn, I...

I like your style! I own a Super T, but damn, I want a KTM!
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,882
Posted By tubebender
^^^^^^^^ This right here. Figure out how much...

^^^^^^^^
This right here. Figure out how much weight you'll carry 75% of the time, give Rick a call and he'll set you up. If you can afford it, get some straight rate springs for the front too....
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12,097
Views: 1,917,974
Posted By tubebender
Rear indicators

Anyone have some stock rear turn signals they'd like to sell?
Trying to finish off my son's refurbished 225 before he takes his permit test and NSF course.

Send me a PM if you do.
Thanks.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28,151
Views: 5,654,824
Posted By tubebender
Still broke.

Still broke.
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By tubebender
Depends on how much you want to spend. ...

Depends on how much you want to spend.

Innovate has a lot of options. Check them out.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/271457413085?lpid=82

http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/MTS.php
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,379
Posted By tubebender
Is the manufacturers headquarters in Peoria?

Is the manufacturers headquarters in Peoria?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,742
Posted By tubebender
Saw this boat mold a few years back. A bit...

Saw this boat mold a few years back. A bit further along Bradshaw after the bombs.

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu264/tubebender/Bradshaw%20Trail%202010/Salt_5.jpg
Forum: Regional forums 01-29-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,442
Posted By tubebender
Virginia and I are in this year Jesse! 1...

Virginia and I are in this year Jesse!

1 large, 1 small
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28,151
Views: 5,654,824
Posted By tubebender
Here's my version on the same idea. The point...

Here's my version on the same idea. The point being you want the thing to 'float' a bit so there is no tension when not in use.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By tubebender
I only have 1 pic and that's with the clear...

I only have 1 pic and that's with the clear (spot) lens. I have since switched to the wide driving lens. But you can get a lens with both patterns. At $10 it's not a big expense.

I don't do much...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-30-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By tubebender
I've been using one for over a year. They used my...

I've been using one for over a year. They used my bike for the mock up and I was able to see how these are made.

They use a thick solid copper base for the circuit board and each LED has an inline...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By tubebender
Looks like the 'backyard' has some nice places to...

Looks like the 'backyard' has some nice places to ride too!
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By tubebender
I recognize every shot except the last. Where was...

I recognize every shot except the last. Where was that?

I had planned the same ride for today except I didn't check the weather. Not the I had a problem with that, but my wife wasn't enthusiastic....
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,002
Posted By tubebender
OK, asked my son and he remembers we found the...

OK, asked my son and he remembers we found the short where the harness is routed through a hook on the main frame tube under the gas tank/seat junction. There was some weld spatter there and it...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,002
Posted By tubebender
I'm not going to be much help, but my sons former...

I'm not going to be much help, but my sons former 250 Ninja had this problem. I had to go get him more than once.

Drove us nuts trying to find the short. It was a rub through on the main harness....
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,145
Posted By tubebender
Yeah, this is timely. I was driving to work the...

Yeah, this is timely.
I was driving to work the other morning and realized I can see better with my reading glasses!

Here is a good place to start.

http://www.adseyewear.com/
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28,151
Views: 5,654,824
Posted By tubebender
Aux light plug has 2 12V circuits. Constant...

Aux light plug has 2 12V circuits.
Constant 12V on the red/white wire - 20 amps - labeled O/P in fuse box.
Switched 12V on the tan wire - is part of ignition circuit.
Negative is black wire.

I...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 09-08-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,853
Posted By tubebender
I don't think that is possible. East Camino Cielo...

I don't think that is possible. East Camino Cielo (the ORV part) ends just beyond Divide Peak (gated). Looks like Matilija Canyon ends at what may be part of Murrietta Juncal Rd. That has always been...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-23-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12,022
Views: 1,561,559
Posted By tubebender
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,502
Views: 668,146
Posted By tubebender
Cold Spring Arch Bridge...

Cold Spring Arch Bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Spring_Canyon_Arch_Bridge), Santa Ynez, CA
Met my wife of 27 years at the Cold Spring Tavern just up the canyon.
My brother walked...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,949
Posted By tubebender
On a KLR, decel popping is caused by one or both...

On a KLR, decel popping is caused by one or both of the following: loose header pipe (at the head) or pilot screw is turned in to far.

KLR's are set to run lean from idle to mid range then get...
Forum: Vendors 01-07-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 32,484
Posted By tubebender
Chad, Please add me to the list -- standard...

Chad,

Please add me to the list -- standard version.

Thanks,

CaArl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 72,676
Posted By tubebender
'The waiting is the hardest part Every day you...

'The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you get one more yard
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part'

Tom Petty

:freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 72,676
Posted By tubebender
Up until last Friday I was going to buy a used...

Up until last Friday I was going to buy a used GSA, but one of my riding buddies said I should take a look at an S10.

Placed my order for a blue one today! :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 622,708
Posted By tubebender
So, any accelertion from steady state is in...

So, any accelertion from steady state is in transition and can be helped more by an oil temperature adjustment?
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 255,423
Posted By tubebender
I've been hoping you'd get back on the road soon....

I've been hoping you'd get back on the road soon. Your excellent report has been required reading for me for a while.
I leave 2 weeks from today, going south to north. My buddy and I originally...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,227
Posted By tubebender
Looks like you got a new tent. About time! All...

Looks like you got a new tent. About time!
All you need now is some pre-cooked bacon! :rofl

Great report!
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