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Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,563
Posted By JBMorse
This is probably just echoing what others have...

This is probably just echoing what others have said but you should try to drive some of these and see which one you hate the least. I like small cars and when it was time to replace my wife's Civic...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By JBMorse
I have a pair of Reign boots, bought last season...

I have a pair of Reign boots, bought last season and I wear them everyday I commute by bike, four or five times a week.. I don't consider them to be waterproof at all. In a light rain, it takes about...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By JBMorse
Thanks for the tips everyone. I deflated and...

Thanks for the tips everyone. I deflated and tried to move the tire so it was more centered on the rim, but that didn't help. It turns out there was a small bit of tube caught between the wheel and...
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By JBMorse
Thanks for the tips folks. I'll give this a try...

Thanks for the tips folks. I'll give this a try tomorrow.
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By JBMorse
What did I mess up with my tire install?

Recently I mounted a new tire to my Transalp front wheel. It was a Shinko 705, mounted with a new tube. When I put the tire on the truing/balancing stand I noticed quite a bit of "hop" in the tire...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,458
Posted By JBMorse
Nice idea Zimmerman. I've been wanting to do this...

Nice idea Zimmerman. I've been wanting to do this too and also discovered that book in the Plymouth college library a few years back.
I always wondered where the Province road would have crossed the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 57,801
Posted By JBMorse
Big Red 2: ...

Big Red 2:

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc487/ledzepsteve/20140618-DSC00063.jpg (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/ledzepsteve/media/20140618-DSC00063.jpg.html)

This VFR looks fantastic!...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,130
Posted By JBMorse
I can vouch for the TKC80 tires. My worn semi off...

I can vouch for the TKC80 tires. My worn semi off road tires were scary in mud or going up slopes. When I switched to TKCs my Transalp 600 had much better traction off road. They're pretty good on...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 40,434
Posted By JBMorse
I love your solo seat and rack combination. I had...

I love your solo seat and rack combination. I had this very idea in mind for a CL350 project so your pictures are very inspiring. I picture the seat being shorter on mine, so I'll have to do a mock...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
Brake work

I have decided to do something about my crappy brakes before I start riding this season. I have ordered a brake disc and pads, and would like to get a stainless steel brake line.
My problem is that...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,616
Posted By JBMorse
Finally organized

I finally had some time this week to clean up and organize the workshop. I made dividers and trays for all my tool drawers, cleaned everything up and even got the stereo hooked up.
There's still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,889
Posted By JBMorse
I've thought a little about this. I was going to...

I've thought a little about this. I was going to say CBR250R but I think it's more of the Honda Fit/Jazz. Cheap and cheerful.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,002
Posted By JBMorse
No beak!!!

http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/yamaha-mt-09-tenere-concept-oberdan-bezzi.jpg?resize=635%2C425

Looks great. I wonder what it would cost? I wonder if it could...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,360
Posted By JBMorse
I think it looks fantastic. Pretty much the...

I think it looks fantastic. Pretty much the VFR800 that we know but much better looking to me. I know it isn't a big leap forward but this bike probably costs Honda very little to make now that it's...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,092
Posted By JBMorse
They make some really nice T8 fixtures now and...

They make some really nice T8 fixtures now and it looks like the bulbs themselves keep getting better. For my shop I think I'll go with these...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,616
Posted By JBMorse
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I took those...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I took those pictures yesterday after going in and out a million times getting things more organized after moving. Yesterday was warm and rainy so lots of snow...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,616
Posted By JBMorse
Converting an attached barn into bike workshop: a work in slow progress

I thought I'd share my barn conversion in this forum to take advantage of all the knowledge and ideas of the community and also as a sort of parking spot for my own ideas.
This past December my...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By JBMorse
I fixed these on mine by brazing, or silver...

I fixed these on mine by brazing, or silver solder as redprimo mentioned. It was not easy to get in there, and it took many tries for the brazing to stick because the metal was not completely clean....
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,528
Posted By JBMorse
Size is key for me. Even the engine size is...

Size is key for me. Even the engine size is right. I'd love to have the 150 horsepower of the big KTM but man what a cost in tires and other wear items.
Now I'm pretty minimalist in motorcycles but...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,528
Posted By JBMorse
Reading threads like this makes me realize I...

Reading threads like this makes me realize I should never part with my Transalp. Mine is a worn out old claptrap but I am slowly refurbing it. Some serious suspension upgrades and a new seat are next...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
Front axle question

Folks,
I recently installed a new front tire and after installing the front wheel to the bike, I am seeing a little space between the fork leg and speedometer gear.Can anyone remember if this is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By JBMorse
I'll be there, taking the old Transalp down. It...

I'll be there, taking the old Transalp down. It was lots of fun last year. Look forward to taking lots of pictures and also to getting the fires lit under my ass as I've got 3-5 Japanese bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,410
Posted By JBMorse
Motorcycle Classics recently did an honest and...

Motorcycle Classics recently did an honest and thorough road test of the Sym 150. They loved it:
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 177,547
Posted By JBMorse
I believe the CBR250R has the same valve check...

I believe the CBR250R has the same valve check intervals. I know 600 miles seems early but they aren't checked again until 16k miles, which sounds attractive to me. My old CB500/4 needs to be checked...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
Thinking about a different exhaust

Folks,
After a ride to the White Mountains with the wife today I have decided to look into some alternate exhaust systems for my Transalp.
Right now I have a Supertrapp which came with the bike....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-02-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,766
Posted By JBMorse
Fieldsheer Textile Jacket Size Large

This was my only riding jacket for years, including my 10k mile trip on my CB500/4, so it's well used to say the least. It could use a good cleaning. Has survived one minor accident (getting knocked...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,475
Posted By JBMorse
That's a great looking tool! I wish I'd seen it...

That's a great looking tool! I wish I'd seen it before I did mine. I used a little 4mm wrench from Craftsman (the one that only comes in a kit of tiny wrenches for which I have no use). It was very...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
I believe what you need is an electronic flasher....

I believe what you need is an electronic flasher. The guys who put LED turn signals on their old Hondas have the same problem. In their case it's because the LEDs don't draw enough current to operate...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 487,130
Posted By JBMorse
Well according to some tall riders on the CBR250...

Well according to some tall riders on the CBR250 forums (http://www.cbr250.net/forum/honda-cbr250-general-discussion/3608-becoming-new-rider-but-need-tall-cbr-riders.html) the bike is comfortable for...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By JBMorse
The Transalp thread in Beasts is a beast in...

The Transalp thread in Beasts is a beast in itself, but some intrepid members have put together a PDF containing the most important topics in that whole thread. I would search for that and download...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By JBMorse
Pannier Racks: why not aluminum?

I hope this isn't a dumb question, but I often wonder why folks who build hard luggage and racks don't build the racks from aluminum tubing? Is it a question of strength, ease of welding, cost, or...
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
My original CDI (OEM Honda presumably) failed at...

My original CDI (OEM Honda presumably) failed at about 28k miles last year. I replaced it with what I think is the "Argentinian" model, purchased from Rick's Motorsport Electrics. I'll be sure to...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
Petcock woes

In search of a problem I have caused a few more. That's a running theme in my garage...
Anyway, I bought the Petcock Rebuild Kit for my 89 Transalp thinking that my petcock was malfunctioning. The...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
Starved for power

Well I finally finished doing some maintenance on the Transalp. Here's what I did:
-Chain and sprockets
-valve adjustment
-carburetor float adjustment
-install 38 idle jets
-carb sync
-new...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8,632
Views: 1,354,736
Posted By JBMorse
This is a great thread! It's like a support...

This is a great thread! It's like a support group.
Hi I'm " " and I wish I had a " ."

Well, my Transalp was supposed to be my " no matter what " runner so I could still ride whilst...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
Hmm your picture's not coming through. If it is...

Hmm your picture's not coming through. If it is just a vent hose then I'll replace them. I think they were missing before I started this.
Thanks for the tip!

Edit: Well I see your picture now....
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
Carb Question

So I pulled the carbs to check float levels and install #40 idle jets. Putting everything back on I realized that I can't remember what these two brass nipples near the intake of each carb are for....
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
Thanks Jim. I did buy that packing from Honda. I...

Thanks Jim. I did buy that packing from Honda. I thought the lack of a gasket was the whole reason why there was an exhaust leak, but when I pulled everything off I saw that some pipe was missing. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17,286
Views: 5,115,302
Posted By JBMorse
I think I discovered why my header pipe wasn't...

I think I discovered why my header pipe wasn't sealing to the muffler. I thought maybe the Supertrapp had the wrong sort of fitting on the end, but my headers seem to be missing a little pipe at the...
Forum: Vendors 04-08-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 67,082
Posted By JBMorse
Transalp?

Would you consider building pannier racks for the 89-90 Transalp? Kind of old and uncommon, I know, but the only offering on the market right now is the Happy Trail SU rack. I Like their rack but it...
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