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Forum: The Garage 12-13-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,699
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Forgot to follow-up on this. Thanks again for...

Forgot to follow-up on this. Thanks again for your replies. A new razor knife cut right through the top and then it was easy to pry off. As usual I went too fast though, and actually broke the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,546
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Thanks to everyone for chiming in. Yes I...

Thanks to everyone for chiming in. Yes I considered the SV650. It is the modern version of my past bikes, except for being chain-driven. I just really want a VFR800 pre-vtec. I think its engine is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,546
Posted By RyanIsMyName
How much $$ damage is done to a VFR800i when it is knocked over?

I am done with carburetors. DONE. My Seca is running worse and worse despite three attempts at tuning the carbs. I'm looking at a few fuel injected bikes and I really like the VFR800. I used to own a...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By RyanIsMyName
I got real mad after my first few run-ins with...

I got real mad after my first few run-ins with petty crime in the area. I wanted to get even and strike back but it is impossible. I'm out-numbered, my Yamaha is an easy target, and these people know...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Hoodrats keep knocking over my bike, bars bent. Replace with MX bars?

As I mentioned in a previous post, my bike keeps getting screwed with. I've tried a few counter-measures but they didn't work. Hopefully cold weather will cut down on it. Anyway, both of my bar ends...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Hey thanks for your help. There is nothing on the...

Hey thanks for your help. There is nothing on the park website about the drive times between campgrounds and hiking trailheads, and it is LONG. None of the roads are paved and all have a speed limit...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,699
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll follow up...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll follow up once the 'new' cover arrives.
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,699
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Removing a clutch cover that has been Permatex Black'ed on

I live in a neighborhood full of hoodrats and junkies. Instead of screwing with the two nicer and more expensive BMW's on my street, these morons like to mess with my 30 year old Yamaha. I don't even...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Is it made for Yamaha cables? Link please? I...

Is it made for Yamaha cables? Link please? I bought one of their replacement mirrors and am happy with it.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Are clutch levers pretty much interchangeable?

I'm now entering Phase 2 of correcting Yamaha's questionable design decisions for the 1982 Seca 750. I replaced the front brake with something more effective from a CBR 600F3...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-26-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Out-of-staters getting in to Baxter State Park

I've read a lot about the complicated and over-regulated reservation and parking system at Baxter State Park and was wondering how much of it is true. It appears some of it has improved with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,278
Posted By RyanIsMyName
I agree with the bars. Take the stock ones, along...

I agree with the bars. Take the stock ones, along with those stupid, goofy covers and throw them away. I bought a pair of Renthal mid-rise street bars and they are much more comfortable and look...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
My bike has had 2 theft attempts since moving to...

My bike has had 2 theft attempts since moving to Charles Village. Even though they were obviously idiots, they will still try. You think all those dirtbikes you see in the spring and summer around...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
It's a safe area. The police believe the man (who...

It's a safe area. The police believe the man (who was alive) was just dumped there and shot someplace else. You know you're in a "safe" area when you see lots of clueless looking Hopkins transplants...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-11-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Mother Fer. That's 5 blocks from my house. And 1...

Mother Fer. That's 5 blocks from my house. And 1 block from where BPD found a guy shot in an alley this weekend.

If my piece of shit Yamaha would start, I'd go get it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Is that an old Rolls Royce in the streetview of...

Is that an old Rolls Royce in the streetview of that intersection?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-05-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
http://i55.tinypic.com/313m690.jpg Ahh good...

http://i55.tinypic.com/313m690.jpg

Ahh good 'ol Perlman Place and my dear departed Sabre.

If you're ever on your bike in east Baltimore and see kids in the street, do NOT slow down. I did that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Haha I don't mind the cold at all. I live only...

Haha I don't mind the cold at all. I live only 3 miles from the hospital. I've ridden year 'round since I first started riding. This is my first winter with the Seca and as soon as it got in to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Damn, that's 1,500 feet from my lab, but my...

Damn, that's 1,500 feet from my lab, but my Yamaha is sitting at home sans battery. I would advise body flak for that area.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-20-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Camping near Harpers Ferry WV

Howdy.

I've done a little searching and it seems like there are only commercial-style camp sites near Harpers Ferry. I'd like to get away from all the RV's and such but don't want to drive too...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Damn! I was stuck at a house party in Fells Pt,...

Damn! I was stuck at a house party in Fells Pt, otherwise this would have been mine. I ride by it every day twice.

Oh, and the inner harbor to penn station is NOT through the hood. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 37,647
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Great! Any details? Like what bike you're using?

Great! Any details? Like what bike you're using?
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 594
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Yamamush Brake Transplant

Those liking aesthetically pleasing modifications may want to avoid reading the rest of this write-up. The XJ750 is ugly enough, but this has turned it in to a sort of Frankenbike of hideous...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Thanks for all your suggestions. I think I will...

Thanks for all your suggestions. I think I will try this, as 1) I don't really care about aesthetics (come on, it's an 80s bike) and 2) It will likely be stolen or wrecked before any seat repair I...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Anybody know anything about sewing?

My seat is starting to split at the seam. I'd like to repair it myself before it gets real bad but I'm not sure exactly how to go about sewing it. The upholstery seems to be permanently affixed to...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,861
Posted By RyanIsMyName
:rofl If I cared that much about style or...

:rofl

If I cared that much about style or aesthetics I wouldn't be riding a Jap bike from the 80s. Rectangular headlights and big chrome stanchions are so blasé. Besides, nobody can see the coat...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,861
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Philistine.

Philistine.
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,861
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Crappy? It's hand-woven wool from the U.K. and...

Crappy? It's hand-woven wool from the U.K. and the coat is tailored in the USA. My over-priced Alpinestars leather jacket was made in China and the pocket is separating after less than two seasons....
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,861
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Haha LOVE the bookcase in the background. Mine...

Haha LOVE the bookcase in the background. Mine is not as loud as that, and I don't own any turtlenecks. Reminds me of Donald Sutherland in Animal House.

Yeah I guess it would be a bit...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,861
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Making your winter jacket warmer

If you ride in the winter it is essential to keep warm, both for comfort and health reasons. Some of the liners that come with cold-weather jackets are a joke, and additional layering is critical. To...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Mt. Vernon is a great neighborhood. But yeah,...

Mt. Vernon is a great neighborhood. But yeah, you're right: how many CX's can there be like that? This little gem is also parked on my block. I used to laugh when I realized the owner chains it to a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
No I live on Calvert. So there's another green...

No I live on Calvert. So there's another green CX? I think I saw one near Rockets to Venus once. Someone near the Ave has an old GS painted orange. I saw the guy riding it once. He has looonng dreds....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,828
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Weren't you the guy that had the ratted out...

Weren't you the guy that had the ratted out CX500? What happened to it?

Someone on my block has one with this strange metallic-flake green paint job. :huh
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,918
Posted By RyanIsMyName
He mentioned his backpain so it must be relevant...

He mentioned his backpain so it must be relevant to his bike choice. Did I strike too close to home for you?
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,918
Posted By RyanIsMyName
If you're 6'2 and 225 (a conservative estimate?),...

If you're 6'2 and 225 (a conservative estimate?), you're overweight. Your weight is almost assuredly contributing to your back pain. I'm 6'2 and 45lbs less, and have only really been uncomfortable on...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Today's Patient is a 28 year old Seca 750

http://static.zooomr.com/images/9262722_7b66b4911b_b.jpg

Patient's chief complaint is a puncture wound on right side clutch cover, stemming from a botched theft attempt where the bike was left to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,474
Posted By RyanIsMyName
I second the V65 Sabre. You will never be wanting...

I second the V65 Sabre. You will never be wanting for more power, in any gear, at any engine speed. Put a set of Avon radials on it and it will handle and brake like a whole new bike. VERY reliable...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By RyanIsMyName
Problem solved. Mechanically they are the same,...

Problem solved. Mechanically they are the same, but the cover for the Maxim has a different finish on the outside (polished Aluminum probably?) and thus has a different part number.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By RyanIsMyName
1982 Maxim and Seca 750 clutch cover identical?

Someone tried stealing my Seca yesterday which resulted in the bike being dropped on it's ride side in the middle of the sidewalk. This caused the brake pedal to perforate a 2" by 1" hole in the...
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