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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 43,985
Posted By YJake
Please stop talking about Groms folks, my bank...

Please stop talking about Groms folks, my bank account can't handle another new motorcycle purchase this year even at $3k :cry

Or can it... Anybody finance one? :wink:

-Jake
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,515
Posted By YJake
I have to agree. I spent some time in Germany and...

I have to agree. I spent some time in Germany and EVERYBODY followed the law. Crazy right? I learned quickly that the left lane on the Autobahn was actually for passing and not for cruising in and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
I didn't wire up the running lamp wires on mine,...

I didn't wire up the running lamp wires on mine, did you just make a harness or splice it into something else?

-Jake
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By YJake
+1,000 They are very easy to work on,...

+1,000

They are very easy to work on, will hit 100mph, get good MPG, are water cooled for stop and go traffic, have tubeless tires, and are cheap to insure/maintain. I put 12k on one in a year...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,580
Posted By YJake
Any word on make/model of that bag you have...

Any word on make/model of that bag you have attached to the grab rail at the end of your seat? Looking for something similar for my Bonneville.

-Jake
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
Removed those damn plastic antenna turn signals...

Removed those damn plastic antenna turn signals for some shorter metal ones.

Before.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/kavick/Bonneville/WIN5F201504115F104010_zps96956c59.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,111
Posted By YJake
I guess I should clarify. You need...

I guess I should clarify.

You need insurance to operate a bike but not to register one. Good for those that don't ride year round but almost moot here in FL. You need a minimum of $10k and no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,111
Posted By YJake
Your cage is cheaper than a bike? You're...

Your cage is cheaper than a bike?

You're doing it wrong.

In FL you don't need Insurance on a bike and to tag it was just over $250 compared to $500.

Buying a 2007 250 Ninja saved me...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By YJake
Thanks Blue! Looking at TWOS right now...

Thanks Blue!

Looking at TWOS right now for that Friday.

-Jake
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
Last I heard my Bonnie was a 4 stroke... if not...

Last I heard my Bonnie was a 4 stroke... if not it shoulda seized up ages ago :D

I'll be up in that area May 8-12th.

-Jake
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-26-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 22,688
Views: 6,880,384
Posted By YJake
Have one on my SE and it made a noticeable...

Have one on my SE and it made a noticeable difference. Puts the wind on your upper chest instead of... EVERYWHERE. My helmet is in a smooth flow of clean air now with less turbulence on the super...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,492
Posted By YJake
I'll second that. They work on both...

I'll second that.

They work on both Hinckley and Meriden bikes. They also build and race Hinckley Bonnevilles. Bought 1 bike from them and if I ever decide not to service my own bike I know...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
Received and Installed one of these seat quick...

Received and Installed one of these seat quick disconnects. I fully recommend it... :freaky

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261804895011?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
With the addition of a HUGE radiator that covers...

With the addition of a HUGE radiator that covers the whole engine from the front and stock rear sets instead of mids. Although I guess there's no way around the ugly radiator.

-Jake
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,865
Posted By YJake
That pretty much sums things up these days... ...

That pretty much sums things up these days...

-Jake
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 71,231
Posted By YJake
Hey Y'all :wave, I'll be in East TN for a...

Hey Y'all :wave,

I'll be in East TN for a wedding in May and have been reading through this thread looking for good places to camp/eat/ride while there. Was originally going to be a weekend...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 707,336
Posted By YJake
My experience as well in everything from a lawn...

My experience as well in everything from a lawn mower to a 250 Ninja with a twin carb to a Bandit 1200 with a large quad carb and even my EFI Bonneville. A shot in every tank keeps the carbs from...
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By YJake
Planning a trip to the area in May, looks like I...

Planning a trip to the area in May, looks like I found a spot to pitch a tent for the night :freaky

-Jake
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5,285
Views: 1,065,046
Posted By YJake
Fact. Seems kinda high though. My...

Fact.

Seems kinda high though. My Bonneville's first service was $200ish and I felt like I'd been :viking

Apples and Oranges and all.

-Jake
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
Makes me want to buy some finned header clamps....

Makes me want to buy some finned header clamps. The price is dear but the engine looks more complete with them for sure. I wonder if they actually make a difference in cooling :dunno

-Jake
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-11-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By YJake
Ughhh, Kevlar pants :freaky -Jake

Ughhh,

Kevlar pants :freaky

-Jake
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By YJake
No need to warn me about that! I'm on a...

No need to warn me about that! I'm on a Bonneville that scrapes pegs loooong before my knee touches :evil I'm guessing that it's safe to assume that there is a heavy LEO presence in the area as well?...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
I weigh 230 geared up and the stock suspenders...

I weigh 230 geared up and the stock suspenders toss me when I ride over train track pretty bad :cry

Try a Dart Flyscreen, I added one and it smoothed the air-flow hitting me significantly. A nice...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By YJake
Enter my life. I still have mine but my...

Enter my life.

I still have mine but my Bonneville sees 90% of my riding these days. I don't have the heart to sell it but it doesn't see the use that it used to. Maybe I'll give it to a close...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-10-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By YJake
Send me a PM and let me know when you'll be near...

Send me a PM and let me know when you'll be near the Pensacola/Mobile area, would love to meet up if you have time. Also, if time allows try to take SR 20 to US 98 along the Florida Gulf Coast for a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,270
Posted By YJake
Wow. Now that was not what I was...

Wow.

Now that was not what I was expecting to read. Never had detonation occur in any of the many engines I have cared for in my life so I can't begin to guess what caused it. Are you thinking...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By YJake
I bought a Nekkid K3 a few years ago. Rebuilt the...

I bought a Nekkid K3 a few years ago. Rebuilt the carbs. and added the Holeshot stage 1, really turned it into a screamer! :evil Average 40mpg with 100+hp and 80ft lbs of torque. Came with a...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By YJake
Holy smokes Batman! I just tracked that...

Holy smokes Batman!

I just tracked that route and that looks like where 50% of the curves in the SE are located :lol3 I may have to take an extra day off of work and camp over night in that...
Forum: Vendors 03-05-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 228,948
Posted By YJake
I love my sheepskin! It made the stock seat...

I love my sheepskin!

It made the stock seat on my Bonneville soft and fluffy :evil

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/kavick/Mobile%20Uploads/WIN5F201502285F181707_zps399feae8.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
Progressives will get you there on all 4 corners...

Progressives will get you there on all 4 corners for under $500.00. They're a good option if you're just looking for "better". Here's a fairly good deal on new springs.

...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
True, and the stock Bonneville seat Hella sucks...

True, and the stock Bonneville seat Hella sucks until it grows hair.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/kavick/Mobile%20Uploads/WIN5F201502285F181717_zps8642ce98.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
Bah, no but I worked with a kid from California...

Bah, no but I worked with a kid from California for 3 years who said "hella" every time he spoke. Just another bad habit I need kick. :deal

-Jake
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
Went riding in some curves today, the pegs grind...

Went riding in some curves today, the pegs grind a little sooner in a tight turn. Turns that would normally have just maybe scratched the pegs are making solid contact. I'll be adding T100 length...
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,750
Views: 280,934
Posted By YJake
I buy most of my riding gear from Reveille these...

I buy most of my riding gear from Reveille these days.

Just received a pair of Stylmartin Legend R boots. Your sizing recommendations were spot on. I'm a size 11.5/12US normally but ordered a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9,817
Views: 1,653,379
Posted By YJake
What bike do you want today?

How about my bike with some decent weather to ride the bastard in! :cry

I can't complain too much due to my location but when I was off yesterday it was in the 40's raining and today I had to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
Correct. The right side one has drop and the...

Correct.

The right side one has drop and the left does not :deal

You may need to take a hack-saw to the bolt on it though because it is longer than the stock mount but I didn't. Going to need a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
Just 'cause you asked all nice like. ...

Just 'cause you asked all nice like.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/kavick/WIN5F201502255F222227_zps558cdadc.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 31,947
Posted By YJake
The bag fits perfectly on the rear of my seat and...

The bag fits perfectly on the rear of my seat and holds A LOT of junk, not to mention the bag is of solid construction :clap. If anybody else is curious, the Expedition Dry Duffel in a SMALL is all...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By YJake
I appreciate the offer, I'll send you a PM as we...

I appreciate the offer, I'll send you a PM as we get closer to May for sure :freaky

-Jake
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 60,282
Posted By YJake
Got the idea from TRat...

Used two Scrambler right side passenger peg clevis brackets and put them in place of the stock rider's foot peg brackets. It lowered the pegs and moved them forward about 1"+. :freakyThey do stick...
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